Thursday, May 16, 2019

Nadler: Power abuse probe necessary as Trump still a "threat to the rule of law"

NEWS: Schiff says House Intel will vote next week on an “enforcement action” (likely contempt) against Barr next week for defying Schiff’s subpoena for the unredacted Mueller report & counterintelligence info. Also exclusive details of DOJ’s counter-offer

Breaking on @MSNBC: Ari Melber just reported that a federal judge has ordered Mueller's team to file transcripts of Michael Flynn's conversations with Russian officials. They have to submit the actual audio recordings of those conversations. The prosecutors have until May 31.

Just now: I asked POTUS are we going to war with Iran? Answer: I hope not.

Trump biographer: He believes in "genetic superiority" and does not "respect most people"

D.C. radio station is a Russian agent, federal judge rules WZHF-AM is "a Russian state-owned media enterprise created by Vladimir Putin to advance Russian interests abroad," the Justice Department contended

BREAKING / NBC News: A federal judge has ordered prosecutors to file transcripts with the court Ret. Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn's conversations with Russian officials by May 31st. The order follows newly un-redacted filings in the case today

Updated CNBC look at Trump's financial disclosure report: * Trump declared that last year he received a 30-year mortgage loan of between $5 million and $25 million in 2018 * Income dropped at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort

The people freaking out about this in a bad way are the ones who likely are gonna find themselves in trouble for it and know it.

The guy who pledged to protect the non-existent “Article XII” of the Constitution also wants to require that every immigrant pass a civics exam.

Flynn should be subpoenaed for public testimony in the House immediately.

Flynn is a full signed up cooperating witness whose agreement would require him to comply with all subpoenas. Even Barr can’t stop that.

So... Someone in the Trump administration approved giving a BRAZILIAN meat-packing company 49,600% more TAX-PAYER dollars than US farmers are eligible to get themselves out of the $15 billion AID package

Breaking on @MSNBC: Flynn told Mueller "of multiple instances, both before and after his guilty plea, where either he or his attorneys received communication from persons connected to the Administration or Congress that could have affected ... his willingness to cooperate."

Senate Republicans are refusing to vote on any election security bills

NEWS: Mueller team indicates someone "connected to" Congress attempted to discourage Flynn's full cooperation with the Mueller probe.

JUST IN: MUELLER team unseals evidence that Flynn aided the obstruction invsetigation -- including providing testimony and a *voice mail* that "could have affected" his testimony

Ukraine's prosecutor general says that he had no evidence of wrongdoing by Joe Biden or his son, despite claims from Rudy Giuliani, according to Bloomberg.

NEW: Chelsea Manning has been found in contempt by a judge for refusing to testify before a grand jury. She will return to detention. The judge also ruled that she will be fined $500 per day after thirty days and $1,000 dollars per day after 60 days.

JUST IN: Pelosi says Trump's new immigration plan is "dead on arrival"

New filing in United States v. Mike Flynn: Order on Sealed Motion

Anti-abortion Rep. Tim Murphy resigns after report he asked lover to end pregnancy

Please read. Bill Barr said at his press conference that Trump colluding with Wikileaks was legal. Mueller is saying, RIGHT NOW, that it was not.

Trump tariffs have amounted to one of the largest tax increase in decades: analysis

Nadler responds to WH demand to drop probe. “Your failure to comprehend the gravity of the Special Counsel’s findings is astounding and dangerous.” “The committee has the right — indeed the duty under the Constitution — to investigate these and other related circumstances.”

Deutsche Bank Had to Know of Bribes, Says Man Who Paid Them

Robert Mercer and his wife both gave the legal maximum to Collins-the $10,800 total contribution is more than the $9,200 in itemized contributions received from all Maine residents this quarter, combined. Looks like she just got paid back for Kavanaugh

Disagree w @TomCottonAR on war w Iran. Would not be quick, easy, or confined to Iranian territory. Iran could take war to much of region and even globally with cyber, militias, etc. Oil prices would spike. And rather than weaken regime war could bolster it

Jared and Ivanka rent their D.C. mansion from the foreign billionaire owner of this sulfide mining company. The federal government just rented the Boundary Waters to him. What a mess it will be. A big mess.

BREAKING: Missouri Senate passes bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy.

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers calls on Turkey to cancel its planned purchase of Russia's S-400 missile-defense system.

Skyrocketing housing costs are squeezing families to the breaking point, and too many families are suffering from the legacy of racist housing policies. I'm proud to fight alongside @DataProgress for big ideas that will help us fix this crisis.

CFPB Chief Says Education Department Is Blocking Student Loan Oversight

Every reasonable voice in the U.K. parliament is saying the same thing to the British government: Start sanctioning Russian torturers and killers under the Magnitsky Act now

Like I tweeted before, many Russian elites, including Putin, believe that Americans will do anything for the right price. Sadly, lots of evidence to support that hypothesis.

The Latest: Yemeni medic and residents say at least 3 people, including child, killed in Saudi-led airstrikes on Sanaa.

Why Trump can't spin the trade war

An unusual group on Air Force Two today: Vice President, Senate Majority Leader, and Chief Justice all on the plane. Rare to have that trio together, particularly on a flight.

China’s most influential newspaper accuses the U.S. of relying on “bandit logic” in trade negotiations

She's positioning for those voters - and ES and JA supporters around the world, (which is no small crowd.) She also uses the terms "neolib" and "neocon" with no irony.

Trump v. Congress: Trump's top lawyer 'should brush up on the law’

"The bill that was passed in Alabama is an all-out abortion ban. But make no mistake: Women across the country see what is happening, and they are going to be the deciding voters in the 2020 election."

Weaver has been one of most vocal critics of Trump’s posture toward Russia, blasting his relationship with Putin at every turn. This is a pretty stunning development

A U.S. senator encourages a witness in an intelligence investigation to plead the Fifth. Who is Lindsey Graham working for? The Russians? He should be expelled from the Senate for this

Alabama Governor signs bill making abortion criminal

Where has Trump's war on oversight ended up? His lawyers suggested in open court yesterday that the Watergate hearings may not have been legal.

Alabama is ranked

Lawrence's Last Word: Elizabeth Warren turns down Fox News town hall

Watch this!

It turns out running the country into a ditch while displaying your racism on the world stage is bad for The Brand.

"Shoutout to all the men who told women we were being melodramatic when we said we were scared after Trump was elected. Unlike all the Plan B I bought in November 2016, you smug choads are past your expiration date."

Bullock: Gun violence a public health issue in mass shooting era

Bullock brings voice of rural voters to Democratic 2020 race

Bullock record shows implementing progressive agenda in red state

"Who cares if the Constitution gives Congress pride of place, and enumerates its powers in Article I? In Trumpworld numbers don’t matter unless Trump says they do, until he doesn’t. Just like those financials he gave to Deutsche Bank back in the day."

Donald Trump’s Lawyer ‘Came Across As a C, C- Law Student’ With Subpoena Court Challenge, Former Federal Prosecutor Says

WATCH: Fox News legal analyst: Trump violated separation of powers 3 times in 1 week

Donald Trump and Conrad Black were 50/50 business partners on Trump Tower Chicago. Shortly before Black was convicted of fraud (and served 3.5 years in jail) Trump was in town & reportedly was willing to testify on Black's behalf. Before he got a chance, Black was found guilty.

.@walterdellinger nails it: “Mueller’s ... investigation fully established not merely crimes, but the betrayal of the president’s office: a failure to defend the country’s electoral system from foreign attack and acts of interference with justice that shred the rule of law.”

"Don’t let abortion rights fade from consciousness as these extreme laws become America’s new normal."

So the state that ranks 50th in education and 49th in infant mortality wants us to believe they care about children. They don't.

What is he trying to hide?

The Trump admin has made $8,520,000,000 in direct payments to farmers through a 2018 aid program designed to counter losses stemming from Trump's trade war with China, Axios reports.

What a shock - Trump pardons someone who interfered in @VickyPJWard's 2003 story on Epstein in Vanity Fair - the one that had all references to JE+pedophilia edited out, against her protests? (someone who happens to be in Epstein's little black book, of course).

‘I am pro-life but I am pro-humanity, too…This bill goes too far.’ — Here's why this pro-life lawmaker took a stand against an abortion-ban bill

Trump lawyers, Barr argue Trump can't be investigated, prosecuted