Thursday, May 23, 2019

U.S. Charges Assange With Publishing Classified Information, a Move Unprecedented in American History

BREAKING: A federal grand jury in Virginia has returned a new 18-count indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange — it adds 17 counts on top of the single charge he originally faced

BREAKING: A grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia has returned an 18-count superseding indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, DOJ officials tell us. He's been charged with violating the Espionage Act. Story TK.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi calls Trump a “master of distraction”: “I think what really got to him was these court cases and the fact that the House Democratic caucus is not on a path to impeachment. And that’s where he wants us to be”

I'm still pulling my jaw off the floor. These are extraordinary comments by @SpeakerPelosi about Donald Trump questioning his fitness for office, praying for an intervention, raising the 25th amendment and asking 'who is in charge?'

Elizabeth Warren and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez write to Steve Mnuchin: "We are deeply concerned by the financial engineering and potentially illegal activity that took place at Sears Holding Corporation while you served on the company's board."

Hey @realDonaldTrump, why did you nominate to an important position a man who was "dumb as a rock" and "ill prepared and ill equipped"? You said you only hired the best. Were you fooled?

Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Trump "pulled a stunt" at the infrastructure meeting because of courts ruling in Democrats' favor in getting Trump's finances. "I truly believe that the president has a bag of tricks ... he's the master of distraction"


.@SpeakerPelosi on @KellyannePolls: "I'm not going to talk about her."

There is a Klan rally taking place in Dayton, OH on Saturday and the chances things go very wrong are… high.

Oh my, Trump Republicans. Let’s hear your defense of this Soviet-style farm plan. It is even less conservative than the protectionist policies you now promote. And to think many in my Republican class agreed with me in opposing all farm subsidies.

All this talk about Don McGahn and not one thing about him eating something from his ear in front of 20 million people

Live! Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi briefs the press on "unprecedented cover-up".


Stephen Calk received a $2 million investment from his business partner Howard Lorber in 2014. Calk & Lorber later served on the Trump campaign's economic advisory council. After the June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower, who did @DonaldJTrumpJr call? Howard Lorber.

WH staffer upset that a constitutional officer second in the line of presidential succession if anything happens to the president did not treat that staffer like an equal.

I would describe his demeanor as agitated.

GOP Senator Asks Trump To End Trade War, Says U.S. Farming Is About To Collapse

BREAKING / NBC NEWS: Bank CEO Stephen Calk has been indicted by a federal grand jury and charged in connection with a plan to exchange $16 million in loans to Paul Manafort for his help in getting Caulk a Trump administration position.

Each of these 37,000 flags represents a fallen MA service member from the Revolutionary War to present day. This morning, the last 325 flags will be planted in honor of the heroes who lost their lives since the 9/11 attacks

Opinion: Trump seems to be transparently mad

You can stop the far right today. #VoteLabour

Another judge rules Congress can get Trump financial docs

Treasury Sec. Mnuchin struggles when asked if he ordered IRS to defy Congress

Rep. Alma Adams: "Are you aware then that by denying this that you are in direct violation of the law?" Steve Mnuchin: "No absolutely not. I have been advised I am not violating the law."

This is @potus essentially saying he is holding the American people hostage until lawful investigations of him are suspended. The concept of governing is completely alien to him.

The US helped design and print new currency in Iraq within 6 months of the war. It was done by a really enthusiastic young graphic designer that I think was hired off the heritage job bank. Just saying

I spent over 10 years working with families who were facing foreclosure, listening to their stories. For @SecretaryCarson to go on TV today and say that I'm the one who doesn't know what's going on is, frankly, very rich. My full response to Mr. Carson on @VelshiRuhle

This is the worst criminal scandal in history, with Vermont's Northeast Kingdom being sold to global Mobsters. Silence from @GovPeterShumlin, @SenSanders, @PeterWelch, and even @SenatorLeahy.

Wells Fargo, TD Bank have already given Trump-related financial documents to Congress

Sen. Chris Murphy warned that President Trump is considering using an "obscure loophole" in arms control law that would allow his administration to sell a new batch of bombs to Saudi Arabia without congressional approval

Justin Amash, the lone Republican who has said President Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct, told me that Trump calling on Dems to drop probes and not legislate is irresponsible. “I think that’s irresponsible, but what do you expect?”

We on @HouseJudiciary just passed the #DreamAct!! More evidence that we can both investigate crimes and pass life changing legislation.

Corollary: I can’t be investigated and be president at the same time. Good. Step aside then

Senate committee rejects requiring Congress sign off before Iran strike

Schiff on why he wants counterintel: “Those are issues that potentially could compromise our national security. So our first priority is to get ... counterintelligence has to show whether there are any steps that our committee or the Congress needs to take to protect the country”

“Several officials said Trump is not believed to have consulted his senior military advisors about issuing pardons.... Senior officers have not spoken out publicly ... but many are privately outraged, according to one currently serving at the Pentagon.”

KAMALA on Trump’s unhinged tantrum today, airing on tonight’s @colbertlateshow: “We cannot abandon our democracy for the sake of appeasing somebody who is completely focused on his interests only.”

There were investigations going on three weeks ago when we met. But now that you were forced to say how you’d pay for infrastructure, you threw a temper tantrum and ran away. And you gave us this pre-planned excuse

Trump walkout marks point of no return

While @SenJohnKennedy is correct in noting that McConnell prevents bills from reaching the Senate floor (even stopping SCOTUS nominee Garland), maybe after he’s done bashing Pelosi and AOC he can tell us about Moscow on the Fourth of July 2018.

Rep. Adam Schiff: "This does not obviate the need for the subpoena. We are going to keep that in force until we get all the documents that we are seeking."

Congress has a clear, urgent duty to uncover the truth for the American people – a duty we will not abandon in the face of @realDonaldTrump’s unprecedented cover-up. This is about patriotism, not politics.

Pentagon to present White House with plans to deploy up to 10,000 troops to Middle East: report

Bill de Blasio: "If you look at the video he filmed on Air Force One - which, by the way, was illegal... something I'm saying is getting to him and unnerving him and that means it's working."

Your taxpayer dollars at work, folks.

Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu tells CNN's @WolfBlitzer that President Trump's abrupt end to a second round of infrastructure talks shows "that the President is a petulant child, and that has serious consequences."

Spotted at the Trump Hotel while Pres is here downstairs —> AG Bill Barr who is currently upstairs at the restaurant.

Courts are not just ruling against Trump. Courts are mocking his lawyers’ arguments. As they should.

IRS memo says Trump taxes must be given to Congress: WaPo

Evidence of Mueller counterintel interests seen in Cohen warrants

Democrats pit GOP against American public opinion on Roe v Wade

Schumer: Trump bailed on meeting to throw Rose Garden tantrum

Trump losses mount as cracks form in dam of secrecy