Friday, April 19, 2019

Mitt Romney: "I am sickened at the extent and pervasiveness of dishonesty and misdirection by individuals in the highest office of the land, including the President."

House chairman: "I am begging the American people to pay attention to what's going on"

Mueller report: Donald Trump failed us as commander-in-chief

HAPPENING NOW: 2020 candidate Pete Buttigieg joins picket line of striking Stop & Shop workers.

Congress Should Impeach William Barr

Eric Swalwell: "I don't think Attorney General Barr can remain as attorney general. He can either be the president's lawyer or America's lawyer. He has chosen to work for the president. I believe he should resign immediately."

Fact check: What Trump associates told the public vs. what they told Mueller

Rep. Matt Gaetz hires the speechwriter who was fired from White House over white nationalist conference

There’s a missing piece to the Mueller Report, & it hints at a national security nightmare.

This morning, @HouseJudiciary has issued a subpoena to the Department of Justice for the full the Mueller report and the underlying materials. DOJ is required to comply with that subpoena by May 1.

Jerry Nadler: "I cannot accept any proposal which leaves most of Congress in the dark, as they grapple with their duties of legislation, oversight and constitutional accountability. My Committee needs and is entitled to the full version of the report and the underlying evidence."

Angus King: "Mueller passed the obstruction question to the Congress and Barr intercepted the pass"

All The Things Trump Couldn’t Remember When Asked by Mueller

BREAKING: House Democrats subpoena for full, unredacted Mueller report.

BREAKING: @HouseJudiciary Chair @RepJerryNadler issued a #subpoena demanding that DOJ hand over the *unredacted* #MuellerReport and **all of the evidence** underlying it by May 1.

"So many of Trump’s orders are in fact illegal or dangerous that it’s difficult to fault staffers who don’t want to endanger the country or legally expose themselves to execute them,"

Special counsel Robert Mueller's report raises fresh questions about Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's dual roles as both witness in and supervisor of the special counsel investigation into possible obstruction of justice by President Trump

The Mueller report is absolutely dripping with obstruction of justice. Now it's up to Congress to decide what to do about it. Myself and @ThePlumLineGS on what it all means

Like a spy novel. ”POTUS asked Adm. Michael Rogers, the NSA director, if he could rebut news stories on the Russia matter. The admiral’s deputy found it concerning. He wrote a memo describing the call. He and Admiral Rogers signed it and put in a safe.”

Trump profanely pushes back against descriptions of his behavior in the report

If you take nothing else from Mueller: 1) Russia attacked US political system 2) Trump team knew and hoped to benefit from it and told no one 3) Obstruction waits for Congress 4) Barr’s summary was a master-class in spin.

In the Mueller Report, Erik Prince Funds a Covert Effort to Obtain Clinton’s E-mails from a Foreign State

‘Impeach the president’: MSNBC’s Morning Joe says Democrats should follow Mueller’s roadmap

George Conway, husband of top White House aide Kellyanne Conway, calls for Congress to remove President Trump from office following the release of the redacted special counsel report

The Mueller report is an unmistakable act of deference to Congress’s primary jurisdiction over accountability for the president

Russian interference sought to boost Bernie Sanders in 2016, Mueller report says

Rusal — Oleg Deripaska's company that was recently granted sanctions relief by Treasury — plans to invest $200 million in a Kentucky rolling mill that would be the largest new aluminum plant built in the U.S. in nearly four decades.

.@SenatorBurr was a mole. What a travesty. How can he ever be trusted again?

NBC News: There was a second offer of help from the Russians "to provide negative information about candidate Clinton to the Trump Campaign," the Mueller report says, but the particulars are redacted because the matter remains under investigation.

QAnon Believers Crushed After Mueller Report Fails to Lead to Hillary Clinton’s Arrest

Mueller report suggests the "fake news" came from Trump, not the news media

JUST IN: House Judiciary Chairman: We will subpoena the entire Mueller report early Friday

Billionaire impeachment activist Tom Steyer said Dems not impeaching Trump "would be a statement that the rule of law is too much of a pain in the ass to uphold."

Analysis: Mueller Paints a Damning Portrait of the President

You’re so incompetent that you couldn’t obstruct justice. What does that say about this president?

This chart shows the 12 legal cases pursued by Mueller's Special Counsel's Office as well as related cases & investigations - as a reminder of what is in and out of scope of the SCO ahead of the report (e.g. Butina, Patten, Trump Org are separate from SCO

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler will subpoena the DOJ for an unredacted version of Mueller’s report “in the next few hours”

Squirming Trump lashes out at "bullshit" in #MuellerReport

Wow, complete use of vulgarity now directed towards former senior staffers like McGahn, Sessions, Porter, etc...

Opinion: Only Congress can hold Trump accountable now

From the Mueller report: When President Trump learned Mueller was appointed as special counsel, Trump “slumped back in his chair and said, ‘Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my Presidency. I'm f---ed.’”

AG Barr has confirmed the staggering partisan effort by the Trump Admin to spin public’s view of the #MuellerReport – complete with acknowledgment that the Trump team received a sneak preview. It’s more urgent than ever that Special Counsel Mueller testify before Congress.

Robert Mueller Made One Mistake: He Trusted Bill Barr

“Now that we have seen almost the entire report, we know Barr intentionally misled the people about Mueller’s findings & his legal reasoning...I see a case meticulously laid out by a prosecutor who knew he was not allowed to bring it.”

Opinion: Mueller’s report is the beginning, not the end

Mueller report suggests the "fake news" came from Trump, not the news media

Mueller’s report paints a damning portrait of Trump’s presidency

And ⁦@gtconway3d⁩ thinks congress should impeach.

Former Senator Bill Nelson claimed Russian hackers had gained access to Florida election systems. He was mocked. The Mueller Report confirms this happened. Think about how close his race was and the gubernatorial!

Sarah Sanders must resign

The Special Counsel’s report in no way exonerates @realDonaldTrump. In fact, it implicates him in criminal activity. Congress has an obligation to act like the separate branch of gov't it is and conduct serious oversight of this administration. Everything should be on the table.

What will US citizens do about a presidency that may not be criminal, but is incessantly contemptuous of ethical and legal constraints, and may be the knowing product of an attack on America democracy by a hostile foreign power?

President Trump called some Russia scoops "fake news" but the Mueller report shows they were very real

Barr has damaged his credibility, California's attorney general says

Former Sears holding company sues ex-CEO, Mnuchin over "asset stripping"

Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr apparently supplied the White House counsel’s office with information about the Russia probe.

Robert Mueller thought that a 'thorough' FBI investigation into Trump would reveal other crimes

Erik Prince told Congress all sorts of things about his rendezvous with a powerful Moscow financial titan. Many of those things weren’t true, the #MuellerReport confirmed. What happens to the Trumpworld associate now?

More than two dozen times, Trump’s answers to Mueller included phrases “I can’t remember” or “I do not recall.”

A friend of Kushner developed a “reconciliation plan” for the U.S. and Russia with a Putin aide that was circulated among top Trump officials, according to the Mueller report

What Attorney General Barr said vs. what the Mueller report said

Opinion: How long does outrage over a murder last? On Wall Street, six months.

Rep. Adam Schiff: "These acts... are unquestionably dishonest, unethical, immoral and unpatriotic and should be condemned by every American. That is not the subject of vindication. That is the subject of condemnation. And that is how I think we should view the #MuellerReport."

Presumably Russia does not want to make American great again. Why did they think supporting candidate Donald Trump would help in their goal of destroying American democracy?

This is despicable. "Julian Assange not only knew that a murdered DNC staffer wasn’t his source for thousands of hacked party emails, he was in active contact with his real sources in Russia’s military intelligence unit months after Seth Rich’s death."

Mueller report shows many cases continuing, hidden from public

McCabe: Mueller reports 'avalanche of facts' on Trump obstruction

McCabe: Mueller report validates opening of Trump-Russia probe

Congress picks up Trump money trail Mueller didn't run down

Mueller found that President Trump tried to control the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election and encouraged witnesses not to cooperate—but Barr decided that didn’t amount to a crime

Mueller report a road map for charging Trump with obstruction