Thursday, June 13, 2019

BREAKING: The House Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed Rick GATES and Michael FLYNN

Lindsey Graham Scolds Trump For Saying He’s Open to Foreign Dirt: ‘The Right Answer is No’

Clearly, we cannot trust President @realDonaldTrump to take seriously the responsibility of ensuring the integrity of our elections. So we must. @SenateMajLdr McConnell’s blockade of election security legislation must come to an end.

Mark Warner: "The fact that this president has so little moral compass or understanding of the need to protect our nation that he says he would still welcome information from Russia, China ... is outrageous."

Nancy Pelosi on Trump's remarks: "It's so against any sense of decency ... What the president said last night shows clearly, once again, over and over again, that he does not know the difference between right and wrong. And that's probably the nicest thing I can say about him."

Ingraham's reaction to Trump on ABC: "Why he was put in that situation is beyond me." Some people wondered the same thing last week when she interviewed him at Normandy and he trashed Mueller and Pelosi with the cemetery right behind him

NEW: #CentralParkFive prosecutor Elizabeth Lederer out at Columbia Law School

Lawmakers are not supposed to use campaign funds to pay for their lodging in DC. The Federal Election Commission tightened rules partly due to Mike Pence’s use of campaign funds to pay his mortgage.

Trump appears to think Charles is called "the Prince of Whales"

This stinks to high heaven. I can’t imagine the Iranians would do something like this given the current situation. Let’s think about who benefits from higher oil prices and doesn’t want their country destroyed.

"I have to beg my Republican friends to imagine what you’d be doing if Hillary Clinton or Obama said they would accept the help of a foreign power in a campaign and not report it to the FBI. I’ll tell you what you’d do; you’d lose your fucking shit."

The Russians attacked our elections, and @realDonaldTrump is giving them the green light to do it again. We can’t stand by and just hope for the best. The Senate must join the House in passing #HR1 to #ProtectOurDemocracy!

Someone in the White House told Donnie Dorko that he stepped on his dick.

As if on que, yesterday's FP article makes some very relevant points, including that the US taxpayer is underwriting these oil cartels by providing US military security of shipping routes, costing billions

Japan's trade minister says he has received information that two ships carrying cargo related to Japan have been attacked near the Strait of Hormuz.

Now that its been established this footage is real (timestamp not set properly) two questions. How did Russian State media get this video, and how is a apparently healthy, happy looking Assange allowed to avoid showing up to court because of illness?

one of my favorite moments in archival CNN footage was Trump asked his favorite author on Crossfire in the 1980s

General Michael Flynn, the 33 year war hero who has served with distinction, has not retained a good lawyer, he has retained a GREAT LAWYER, Sidney Powell. Best Wishes and Good Luck to them both!

Textbook dangling a pardon

“What the president said behind the Resolute Desk in and of itself is an impeachable moment,” former GOP Rep. David Jolly said on MSNBC

Tennessee detective's church sermon calls for execution of LGBTQ people

"We’re no longer talking about how a citizenship question would decrease Hispanic responses to the Senate, or whether Trump obstructed justice by firing Comey. We’re talking about Trump officials covering up evidence and refusing congressional subpoenas"

Schiff today: “Once James Comey was fired, we no longer continued to get Gang of 8 briefings on this constellation of counterintelligence investigations and we not have had one since, which is a real problem.”

POTUS has the highest clearance and greatest access to our country's *most* sensitive secrets. Does he pass?

I feel like we poked the sleeping bear and I don’t like that they are investing in voter registration, but I fundamentally do not believe voters want what they are selling. — Fear of a blue Texas: New GOP group to spend millions registering Republicans

House panel unanimously passes 9/11 victims fund bill after Jon Stewart shaming

Canada’s Koch party is planning on running candidates in every Canadian riding. Make no mistake, Bernier is just like Trump and just like Bolsonaro. Canadian media needs to wake up or Canada will soon join the list of ‘could’t happen here until it did’ countries.

The pardon is in the envelope already, isn't it?

It is shocking to hear the President say outright that he is willing to put himself indebt to a foreign power... not to mention the foreign interference in an American election part.

Then, you certainly are proud to be a consistent psychotic liar for your traitor so-called-president, and you will be as proud as Himmler To go down Hard for the most Foul, Sewage Slurping excuse for a lazy leader since the cursed Adolf Hitler.

At some point you wonder if Putin is looking around at his oligarch buddies and asking “what have we done?” — Nicolle Wallace

John Dean burns ‘spineless’ Republicans acting like ‘mini-Trumps’ who think they can get away with anything

Trump is trying to punish people for being poor.

John Oliver absolutely eviscerating "Boris" Johnson, our next Prime Minister.

This profile of Pat Cipollone is solid and informative. It's also the precursor to his inevitable fall from grace. #ETTD 'Pat's a pit bull’: Trump has a new favorite lawyer

Just months after the last #GOPshutdown, there’s no deal btwn @SenateMajLdr McConnell & the WH—led by Steve Mnuchin, who’s never made a deal with Congress—to raise the debt limit to avoid $100 billion in cuts. The @GOP can’t even negotiate with itself

Rick Santorum now reverse-engineering Trump's comments on @CNN. "Filler words, don't mean anything, he said he'd call the FBI."

Trump this week: It’s wrong to spy on Kim Jong Un but OK to spy on Joe Biden.

He still hasn’t read it.

The tortuous mental contortions these Republicans have to go through in order for this to make any kind of sense to them would make Freud throw his hands in the air. Congressman won't impeach Trump because his lies weren't under oath

David Jolly Says Time For Impeachment Has Come: ‘The Eyes Of The Nation’ Are On Pelosi

America’s worst nightmare—a President saying he would welcome political campaign aid from sworn enemies like Russia & China. Trump’s happy acceptance of illicit dirt shows his conscience to be a cesspool— he'd rather sacrifice national security for personal self interest.

Just imagine what Trump says when the cameras AREN’T on him

Important thread by Rick Wilson


"Chao’s designation of Inman as a special intermediary for Kentucky — a privilege other states did not enjoy — gave a special advantage to projects favored by her husband, which could in turn benefit his political interests."

So President Trump disagrees with both his handpicked FBI director and his handpicked Attorney General. Crazy.

China says won't yield to any U.S. pressure over trade

I went to Steve King's delightful press conference with Diamond and Silk so you wouldn't have to

New filing in Corsi v. Mueller: Dismiss

Elijah Cummings on Trump asserting executive privilege to shield docs on the census citizenship question from House subpoenas: "It appears to be another example of the administration's blanket defiance of Congress' mandated responsibilities."

Trump’s companies continue to take money from foreign governments with business before his White House. This reeks of corruption. My #EndCorruptionNow bill would make these conflicts of interest illegal.

Trump said the treasonous part out loud in his George Stephanopoulos interview

NEWS: Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, chair of the House Marine Transportation Subcommittee, says he has been given the green light to investigate corruption allegations against Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao

Trump is now doing one of those weird Cabinet meetings where he gives each official an opportunity to praise and thank him

New details of Trump Jr testimony - says he didn’t tell his dad about Trump Tower meeting as Cohen alleged - dismissed Cohen contradicting his testimony about Trump Tower Moscow - said he only told Jared and Manafort about TT mtg despite Gates’ testimony

BREAKING: Feds zero in on possible Chinese espionage plot involving Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

Flynn's new lawyer criticized the judge in his case. This statement appears to violate Texas Rule of Professional Responsibility 8.02(a), which forbids making false statements "concerning the qualifications or integrity of a judge" with reckless disregard for their truth.

Trump says he’d take dirt on opponent from foreign government

Breaking: The US Navy has confirmed that there has been a reported attack on US tankers in the Gulf of Oman.