Friday, May 10, 2019

Looks like negotiations either broke down or went nowhere. @realDonaldTrump continues to raise taxes on Americans and pretend he’s punishing China.

Rep. Jerry Nadler: "If we have to, we'll hold [McGahn] in contempt, if he doesn't obey a subpoena. I assume he'll obey a subpoena."

Bill Weld on Trump: "He's absolutely subject to impeachment right now."

Trump cheats kid at golf.

Watch this. You'll feel better. Putin on skates

"We get the narrative from our leadership that we all got elected on health care and the economy and all of that," said Rep. Gerry Connolly, "but we also got elected to impose checks and balances on a president who is unchecked and unbalanced."

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler has endorsed the idea of bundling several contempt resolutions against people or entities affiliated with Trump before having lawmakers vote on them. "We've never had this before in American history so far as I know."

London’s mayor says Trump "not in same class" as Obama and Bush, not worthy of U.K. state visit

After MyPillow's CEO credited Trump's tax cuts for economic boom, the company laid off 150 workers

Experts See Russia Fingerprints on North Korea's New Missile


China talks end with trade war, no deal

Former FBI lawyer @thejimbaker tells #LawfarePodcast “I just became sick of all the BS that is said about the origins of the [Russia] investigation.” Baker says he’s speaking out “to reassure the American people that it was done for legit reasons & that it was apolitical thruout”

The Pentagon is shifting $1.5 billion in funds originally targeted for support of the Afghan security forces and other projects to help pay for construction of 80 miles of wall at the U.S.-Mexican border, officials said Friday

Newly obtained documents describe what happened when Alexander Torshin, then a Russian central banker, and his protégée, Maria Butina took their outreach campaign into the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve in 2015

Adam Schiff said the House is considering reviving its "inherent contempt" power to enforce subpoenas. "It's far more practical to consider levying individual fines on the person — not the office — until they comply. You could fine someone $25,000 a day

New: Mike Pompeo visit to Sochi and Moscow next week will include a meeting with Vladimir Putin, in addition to FM Sergei Lavrov. The visit includes a day of meetings with business leaders. See? Totally exonerate

Analysis: Giuliani’s remarkable admission about seeking Ukraine’s assistance for Trump

The picture Michael Cohen talks about is bad for Becki Falwell but worse for Jerry Falwell Jr. Jerry's the one who forced his wife to be in this vulnerable position. His pride is why he sold his soul & the souls of every true believer at Liberty University to devil Donald Trump.

Scoop: Through FOIA litigation, I've obtained docs showing what Russian agents Maria Butina and Alexander Torshin discussed in the 2015 meetings with Fed, Treasury officials. Hint: They couldn't stop talking about the NRA

Contributors to 'The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump' review Mueller's report: "The president reveals that he operates from a different logic than the rule of law, or commonly held principles, in a manner that is manipulative & incompatible with democracy."

Fox News legal analyst slams Barr memo as "dumb" and "foolish attempt to sanitize" Mueller report

The FBI should have ignored Russia hacking our elections isn't a little bit of the Trump GOP argument. It's the whole Trump GOP argument.

The two teenage suspects in the deadly mass shooting at a Colorado charter school will appear in court Friday afternoon to hear the charges against them.

President Trump's tariffs on China may lead to the loss of 400,000 jobs in equipment manufacturing, an industry group warns

Dem Sen. Richard Blumenthal: "If Donald Trump Jr. defies the subpoena, he ought to be jailed. Very simply. He has no privilege. ... He may be the president's son, but he is not above the law."

“We’re not meddling in an election, we’re meddling in an investigation, which we have a right to do,” Mr. Giuliani said. “There’s nothing illegal about it. Somebody could say it’s improper.”

Trump is sending Giuliani to Ukraine to get its government to help Trump win reelection by hurting Joe Biden’s family. Read that a few times and ask yourself: How is that not an impeachable offense in broad daylight?

Jeffrey Epstein is illegally building Virgin Islands lair

Chinese-US trade war just kicked into high gear

John Kerry's spokesman has responded to Trump, saying "everything Pres. Trump said today is simply wrong, end of story." "[Trump's] wrong about the facts, wrong about the law, and sadly he's been wrong about how to use diplomacy to keep America safe.

Just as we should never forget the victims and liberators of Europe from Nazi tyranny, we should also remember, that it was Stalin who collaborated with Hitler to start WWII.

Following a week where we have had two heroic teenagers die from gun violence because of heroic actions, the current occupant of the White House jokes about gun violence. IT IS NOT FUNNY! His comments will lead to gun violence and will get people killed

Adam Schiff Responds To GOP Committee Letter Calling For His Resignation

My proposal for an Ultra-Millionaire Tax on the largest fortunes in America would pay for plans like student loan debt cancellation, universal free college, universal child care, and ending the opioid epidemic. And we’d still have more than half a trillion dollars left over.

Shouldn't we be allowed to know if the top lawyer at the IRS (whose confirmation was emphasized by Donald Trump as a priority) is recused from the fight over the release of Trump's taxes because he used to advise Trump on his taxes

Second Trump ghostwriter paints a picture of a lazy, ill-tempered, man who was out of his depth when it came to business. In fact, his main contribution to his businesses seemed to be choosing carpets

Kamala Harris writes a sharply worded letter to Barr asking if he’d like to “supplement” his earlier testimony on whether Trump had ever asked him to open an investigation into his enemies now that Trump has “called publicly for" John Kerry's prosecution

#BREAKING: Four House Republicans buck GOP, vote with Democrats to overturn Trump ObamaCare move

Yes and who is it who will benefit from Ukraine being ensnared into the Americsn circus? Yes, that's right.

In a close-doors GOP lunch, Burr walked through the backstory of the subpoena for Don Jr and defended his investigation’s work, per to people directly familiar. McConnell also spoke up, the people said, offering his support for Mr. Burr and his handling of the committee

Former FBI Director James @Comey: "The images and the reality of children in cages at our border is a stain on this country."

You know what? Vasectomies are reversible. Why not just make all men get them? And then if they're truly ready to be a father, they can undo them. What's that? You have problems with this? Yes, you're right, it's wrong to regulate men's bodies like that.

Hey Mitch McConnell @senatemajldr — it was so nice of you to offer sanctions relief for Oleg Deripaska’s Co, you know, the guy who helped Russia attack the United States, it’s so weird how his company is now investing $200M in Kentucky!

"A typical business person tries to grow their enterprises. Not Trump. He squeezes cash out [then] abandons them, leaving behind unpaid debts. Trump is a financial locust who flits off to find another sucker whose enterprise he can devour.

Wow, it's like Russia likes to subvert national governments!

China’s government say they have nothing to hide in Xinjiang. But the @CNN team was constantly harassed by police, followed, and subjected to countless checkpoints — making it nearly impossible to find out the truth about Xinjiang’s detention centers

GOP’s impeachment double standard

ICYMI. Must see.

What actually is a ‘Constitutional crisis?’

GOP hypocrisy on Mueller continues

Lawrence's Last Word: Was Trump joking about shooting?

VIDEO: It's pretty clear that @DonaldJTrumpJr lied to Congress. There is not a soul on this planet who does not think he invited his brother in-law and Dad's campaign chairman to a treason meeting with Russian government representatives and did not tell his Dad about it.

Klobuchar: Russian 'invasion' of election a rule-of-law issue

Klobuchar: 'This president just looks for divides'

IRS evasive on recusal of top lawyer who worked with Trump

Schiff proposes heavy fines for stonewalling congressional probes

Two Production Companies Say They Won't Film in Georgia Over Medieval Abortion Law

Impeachment support rises 5 points to 45%. (Higher than Trump's approval %) Two weeks of public hearings and this number will jump to 60%+.

Billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein illegally building Virgin Islands compound

Today, Giuliani admitted to seeking political help from a foreign power. Again. His defense: “We’re not meddling in an election, we’re meddling in an investigation ... Somebody could say it’s improper. “ Yes. It is. Immoral, unethical, unpatriotic and, now, standard procedur

I get it - the Trump/Barr/Mueller drama is important and fascinating. But please don’t sleep on the rapidly escalating moves on Iran that the hawks around Trump are orchestrating right now. This is serious stuff. Be vigilant.

BREAKING: Feds open foreign-money investigation into Trump donor Cindy Yang

Mitch McConnell reassures Sean Hannity: Don Jr. subpoena will "have a happy ending"

SCOOP: @RudyGiuliani is headed to Kiev to urge the incoming president to pursue probes that could help TRUMP politically by casting suspicion on the origins of the MUELLER probe & the MANAFORT case, as well as the involvement of @JOEBIDEN's son in Ukraine

Schiff: Intelligence briefings stopped after Comey was fired. Also, Congress can use power of contempt to imprison people who refuse to comply with subpoenas, or levy fines of $25,000 a day until they comply.

Right now, we have a President who would rather give a teacher a gun than give a teacher a raise. That’s got to end. As president, I’ll make the largest investment in teacher pay in our country’s history and close the teacher pay gap, giving the average teacher a $13,500 raise.

This story is so Miami that I don't even know where to start: sex, pool boy, hostels, swindles, more sex, pictures of sex, lawsuits, fixers, private jets and Jerry Falwell Jr.

Alabama’s Lt. Governor says they must pass the abortion ban because Trump has remade the federal judiciary so it can now reverse the “mistake” of Roe. If he’s right, Alabama’s law may impact the entire country; a reminder elections matter & your vote is too precious to squander.

Let’s be clear: This bill, and others across the country like it, put women in danger. Women should have the right to control our own bodies. We won’t go back. Not now—not ever.

For those catching up, the Cruz Crew campaign phone app was developed in part by an individual named Yaroslav Leontenko. His Russian military veteran sister resides in Moscow. She has referred to Yaroslav as “from rus mafia”.

Federal judge to fast-track ruling on House subpoena for Trump accounting records

Let’s be clear: #HB1264 is nothing more than Governor Sununu’s attempt to impose a poll tax on college students to make it harder for them to make their voices heard. Gov. Sununu should listen to the people.

B-52 bombers are ordered by White House to deploy to Persian Gulf start to arrive at American air base in Qatar

U.S. will assign dozens of border agents to migrant asylum interviews

George Conway ridicules Trump for reportedly explaining to Red Sox owner that Abraham Lincoln lost the Civil War

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan Says Trump’s Border Wall Is Being Built, Despite ‘Consequences.’

Rep. Liz Cheney: "Clearly what the Democrats in the Judiciary Committee are doing is undermining our democracy and helping Vladimir Putin."

Yes, now GOP Sen. Richard Burr is part of the Deep State-Obama-Clinton conspiracy against Trump. Don’t you guys ever get tired of your nonsense?

If a fetus is a person at 6 weeks pregnant, is that when the child support starts? Is that also when you can’t deport the mother because she’s carrying a US citizen? Can I insure a 6 week fetus and collect if I miscarry? Just figuring if we’re going here we should go all in.

Chelsea Manning has been released from Virginia jail after a 2-month stay on contempt charges

Schiff proposes heavy fines for stonewalling congressional probes

Opinion: Donald Trump Jr. is acting like a guilty man

Trump teams tries to call what they see as the Democrats’ bluff. The message: Put up or shut up. Impeach or move on. ⁦

BREAKING / NBC News: Federal prosecutors and the FBI in New York have announced the seizure of North Korean vessel "Wise Honest" for transporting coal from North Korea in exchange for cash, a violation of U.S. and international sanctions, court documents show.

I called it "asymmetrical constitutional war," because the Democrats are fighting for the rule of law, and Trump insists that there are no rules or laws that bind him.

Trump Crew with.....

Former FBI Director James Comey: Nothing in the Mueller report surprised me

UPDATE: A Trump administration official says China talks have feel of a breakup meeting; White House is modeling economic effects of more tariffs and considering more farm aid in event of retaliation.

REMINDER when 47 Republican Senators reached out directly to Iran in 2015 to undermine President Obama's efforts to make a deal with Iran. If Trump prosecute John Kerry then all 47 of these GOP Senators MUST be prosecuted:

Senate Intel's Mark Warner: "The actions of this White House, whether it's trying to stymie the congressional investigations or prohibit Mueller from speaking, prohibit McGahn from talking, these are not the actions of an individual who thinks h''s in the clear."

Rosenstein leaves the Justice Department in the midst of a Congressional brawl—on the two-year anniversary of Comey’s firing

Courts not playing along with Trump's slowdown strategy

New filing in Trump v. Cummings: .Order

Nearly half of white Republicans say it bothers them to hear people speaking foreign languages

President Trump on John Bolton: "John is a -- he has strong views on things but that's okay. I actually temper John which is pretty amazing isn't it?"