Monday, April 29, 2019

Statement from AG Bill Barr on Rosenstein's resignation: "Rod has been an invaluable partner to me during my return to the Department, and I have relied heavily on his leadership and judgment over the past several months."

Here is Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's resignation letter to Trump today — he'll officially leave on May 11. "We keep the faith, we follow the rules, and we always put America first."

Scooplet: Rod Rosenstein has submitted his resignation letter to President Trump, ending a tumultuous two years as the Justice Department’s No. 2 official

Joe Biden concludes his rally kicking off his 2020 campaign: "We Democrats, and we independents...have to choose hope over fear, unity over division—and maybe most importantly, truth over lies."

JUST IN: 55% of Americans say they definitely would not consider voting for Pres. Trump in 2020, new @ABC News/WaPo poll finds.

BREAKING: NY AG responds to Trump: "Attorney General Letitia James is focused on enforcing the rule of law. In any case we pursue, we will follow the facts wherever they may lead. We wish the President would share our respect for the law."

Jerry Nadler: "If the attorney general is afraid to subject (himself) to questions where you can follow up, that may indicate lack of confidence in his own position ... It's not up to the attorney general to tell the committee how to conduct its business."

Lindsey Graham on removing Bill Clinton from office: “You don’t even have to be convicted of a crime to lose your job in this constitutional republic if this body determines your conduct as a public official is clearly out of bounds in your role.”


It is really mind-blowing to watch a TV anchor try to "wrap" the President of the United States. "Thank you so much," she says. He keeps talking. "Yeah," she says, trying to interrupt. "Mr. Pres--" "I know you have a busy day..."

Treasury wants to hire Monica Crowley. Her last boss was an oligarch probed by Mueller.

"Mitch McConnell is not invincible"

President's agenda today

Since when do witnesses get to dictate who questions them & how? I’m sure Sec’y of State Hillary Clinton would have loved this deal ahead of her 11 hours of testimony on Benghazi.

Joe Biden: Donald Trump is "the only president who has decided not to represent the whole country. The president has his base. We need a president who works for all Americans."

President Trump: "Now, we're sending many of them to sanctuary cities. Thank you very much. They're not too happy about it. I'm proud to tell you that was actually my sick idea."

How Jared Kushner sought advice from a "pro-Kremlin" Russian

What oil at $100 a barrel would mean for the world economy

Trump uses social media as a weapon to control the news cycle. It works like a charm. His tweets are tactical rather than substantive. They mostly fall into one of these four categories.

If Mueller Report Was 'Tip Of The Iceberg,' What More Is Lurking Unseen?

John Bolton confirms that the U.S. signed an agreement pledging to pay the $2 million that North Korea demanded for Otto Warmbier’s care. He notes it occurred before he joined the administration and makes clear he was unaware about this until it was reported. Adds it wasn’t paid.

If you live in New Mexico, New Hampshire, Nevada and Colorado, be prepared for tidal waves of pro-Trump Russian propaganda in your social media. I'm deadly serious. Be careful what you share

Oh snowflake, I’m so sorry you don’t feel safe when you parade your desire to celebrate white supremacy, bring back coal, deny global warming, and take control of women’s bodies. That must be HARD for you.

Oh, I will. — Gov. Bill Weld

House Judiciary Dem calls for Trump to testify under oath

Most people don't realize this: not only can incarcerated people not vote, but their population counts towards the (conservative) towns where they are incarcerated when drawing/allocating districts. White people literally amplify their voting power by incarcerating Black people.

Trump’s Tariffs End or His Trade Deal Dies By ⁦@ChuckGrassley⁩

Analysis | The exoneration that wasn’t: A majority of Americans think Mueller didn’t clear Trump

Amid the ouster of Lt. Col. Oliver North and a New York Attorney General investigation, NRA members say the organization has lost focus on its original mission

Fmr. Pres. Barack Obama: "Fear induces closed-mindedness.... Leaders who feed fear typically are also ones who avoid facts."

Officials: Russian firm used in Maryland election systems


First they came for plastic bags. Coffee cups are next

“The witness is not going to tell the committee how to conduct its hearing, period,” Jerry Nadler said

Perspective: Trump isn’t just defying Congress. He’s rejecting the whole idea of oversight

Barr, we’re told, is objecting to Nadler plan to allow for a round (after members question) of 30 minutes for each side, allowing committee counsels to question. And he is opposed to move to closed session to discuss the unredacted report.

At a rally in Wisconsin, President Trump peddled a false claim that mothers and doctors have the option to "execute" babies

"an inaccurate refrain"?? the cowardice of the NYT can be shocking

Conservative torches 'lawless' attorney general for being 'too chicken' to testify to Congress

Hillary Clinton reads the Mueller Report section in which President Trump says, “I’m f**ked!”

House Judiciary Chairman Nadler, asked if Trump’s decision to fight subpoenas changes his view on impeachment, says: “No it doesn't change my opinion, but it does give us more grounds for impeachment. Article 3 of the Nixon impeachment was refusing congressional subpoenas.”

Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale says the campaign believes New Mexico, New Hampshire, Nevada and Colorado could be flipped to Trump in 2020

Barr’s got his Nads caught in Nadler’s screen door. A real lawyer will disassemble him in 20 minutes

GOP 2020 slogan - “I Don’t Care!”

Barr's position that he won't allow a professional cross-examination is proof for me that he intends to commit perjury and want's to have a chance to get away with it.