Monday, June 17, 2019

It is very unusual - perhaps entirely unprecedented - for such a high-ranking DOJ official to be involved in the specific prison designation for a particular inmate. Anyone else in this situation goes to Rikers and that’s that.

JUST IN: Trump admin intervenes to stop Manafort from being sent to Rikers Island in highly unusual move

Chris Vickery, the director of cyber-risk research at UpGuard, a cybersecurity services firm, says that he found an unlocked online repository that contained what he said were passwords for touchscreen voting machines.

Iowa Republican backtracks after hinting Kellyanne Conway is leaving the White House

Reps. Don Beyer and Ted Lieu want Special Counsel Henry Kerner to investigate Jared Kushner for possible violations of the Hatch Act for "engaging in prohibited campaign fundraising activities."

Shock Fox News Poll: 50 Percent of American Voters Want Trump Impeached

This makes it more, not less, important to impeach. Get the traitors on record. All of them.

Justice Thomas is essentially laying the intellectual groundwork for a massive revisiting of settled precedents. This can prove to be very, very dangerous.

I’ll tell you why. Because 9/11 victims are getting sicker, and the last time this bill came up you delayed.@SenateMajLdr McConnell: Ease everyone’s worthy concerns right now by committing to put the bill on the floor for a stand-alone vote as soon as the House passes it

While Mattis would just promise to call him back, Shanahan cuts his meetings short or kicks his aides out of his office so he can take calls from John Bolton.

#Russia's state TV: the Kremlin's top propagandist, Dmitry Kiselyov, opines that Trump won't dare to go to war with

Brutal editorial by the Washington Post drops the hammer on the ‘breathtaking arrogance’ of Kelleyanne Conway breaking the Hatch Act. She should be out the door already.

Undocumented immigrants fired from Trump's golf clubs are crashing his 2020 campaign kickoff to shed light on what they consider his "cruelty and hypocrisy," their attorney told the Daily News

DMN staff photographer @TomFoxPhoto captured this image shortly before a gunman opened fire on the Earle Cabell Federal Building Monday morning in downtown Dallas. Fox was waiting to enter the building to cover a trial when the attack took place.

"The interview’s ratings were a sharp drop from Celebrity Family Feud, which premiered in the time slot last week, and pulled in 6.1 million viewers." That's gonna leave a mark.

Note how the Russians automatically assume that Trump will be just as subservient to Putin as he was in Helsinki. The worst part is that they're most likely not wrong.

Iran says CIA agents have been arrested worldwide in a takedown of "one of the most complicated CIA cyber espionage networks." Details remain unclear.

Phenomenal decision out of SCOTUS upholding the separate sovereigns doctrine. No double jeopardy attaches to federal then subsequent state prosecution. Justice Alito wrote the majority opinion.

SCOTUS has ruled against the Virginia House in a racial gerrymandering case that represents a victory for Dems in the state. Justice Ginsburg wrote the majority opinion, and was joined by Justices Thomas, Sotomayor, Kagan, and Gorsuch.

‘There’s no accountability’: Trump, White House aides signal a willingness to act with impunity in drive for reelection

Mitch McConnell is wondering why Jon Stewart is "all bent out of shape" over the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. "It sounds to me like he is looking for some way to take offense."

"For decades, Americans have worked to ensure free and fair elections in faraway corners of the earth, but we must now humbly acknowledge that our own elections are also imperiled and act accordingly."

Corrupt. It’s time for Kentucky to #DitchMitch McConnell, Elaine Chao Lambasted by Ethics Experts for Possible Conflicts of Interest

The production arrangement is part of an $8.1B arms package for Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Jordan. The Trump admin. pressed ahead with the sale without congressional approval, declaring an "emergency" based on what it said was a heightened threat from Iran

Sorry, I don't believe a word that Donald Trump or Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi, have to say. You can't sacrifice our children for y'alls hoax "Gulf of Oman tanker attacks: Saudi Arabia urges decisive response"

No SCOTUS opinions today in the census citizenship Q or partisan gerrymandering cases. The court did dismiss an appeal challenging an order that Va. redraw redistricting maps because of unconstitutional racial gerrymandering – majority found no standing

In Gamble v. United States, #SCOTUS reaffirms “separate sovereigns” exception to Constitution’s double jeopardy clause; ruling means that federal and state governments can prosecute defendant for same conduct without violating Constitution

A MUST SEE: Jon Stewart absolutely levels Mitch McConnell on Fox News for his inaction on 9/11 first responders

Feel like these stories should be paired. "McConnell dismisses outrage over Trump's comments about accepting foreign dirt on opponents." McConnell "has not allowed a vote on any ... measures to strengthen election systems."

Trump's Agriculture Secretary denies he ever met with a corrupt Brazilian businessman whose meatpacking firm has collected millions in U.S. taxpayer-funded farm bailouts — but a press release from the time he was governor says otherwise.

‼️Are Brazilian President-elect Bolsonaro, Justice Minister Sergio Moro, Glenn Greenwald, Pierre Omidyar and Evgenyi Bogachev, (FBI's most wanted black-hat hacker) involved in an international coordinated cybercrime aimed at destabilizing the Brazilian democracy?

Killing an impeachment trial in the Senate is a sure way for the GOP to lose the Senate, just as not impeaching Trump is a sure way for the Democrats to lose the House. Americans are fed up with Individual 1

Trump’s tweet comes after golf today with Lindsey Graham, who was making the same argument on Thursday

The House took action to pass universal background checks. Senate Democrats are ready to vote. It’s time for Senate Republicans to show some courage. If we don’t, more people will die

Records may reveal how Methbot virus allegedly helped swipe $36M in online ad dollars - FL company linked to Steele Dossier has Given info to fed investigators about extradited Russian Alexsandr Zhukov who is allegedly behind Methbot scheme

Here's an example of why I'm ex-RedState.

Opinion | We still have questions about whether Russia meddled in N.C. That’s a bad sign.

There are at least 15 outside inquiries into President Trump's business, his charity, his campaign, his inaugural committee and his personal finances

Opinion: Trump inherited America’s foreign policy riches. He’s frittering them away.

As the price of insulin soars, Americans are caravanning to Canada for lifesaving medicine. "When you have a bad health-care system, it makes good people feel like outlaws." "It's demeaning. It's demoralizing. It's unjust."

Special Counsel Henry Kerner said administration pressure to retract his call for Kellyanne Conway's firing was "wholly inappropriate."

U.S. Midwest farmers struggle with heavy rains that have turned fields into muddy ponds. More here:

Can’t believe I’m reading this headline. Putin approved a terrorist attack on British soil not much more than a year ago. Any move to thaw relations by the UK would be interpreted in Moscow, correctly, as a signal of abject weakness.

Transcript: ABC News' George Stephanopoulos' exclusive interview with President Trump

Netanyahu’s wife convicted for misusing public funds after racking up $50k in catering bills

Netanyahu unveiled a "Trump Heights" sign at a ceremony today to honor Trump for recognising Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. No building, no legal authority-just a sign for a publicity stunt. Netanyahu knows how to play Trump like a fiddle.

EXCLUSIVE: Trump campaign cutting ties with pollsters after internal numbers leaked

On Fox News Sunday, Mike Pompeo nearly blows a gasket when Chris Wallace asks him very straightforward questions regarding Trump's comments about how he wouldn't contact the FBI if he's offered dirt on a 2020 opponent by a foreign government.

Vincente Fox taunts Trump


Tom Cotton solemnly vows to be bold & fearless when it comes to sending your kids into wars Tom Cotton really really wants.

If the president is not in command of cyber warfare operations against Russia, is he in command of the response to Iran's apparent provocations in the Gulf? If not, who is in command of operations in the Gulf - and by what authority?

“They do say Abraham Lincoln was treated really badly. I must say that's the one. If you can believe it, Abraham Lincoln was treated supposedly very badly. But nobody's been treated badly like me.”

Nobody said taking on my opponent Tom Cotton and his godfather Mitch McConnell would be easy, but with your help I will defeat the Ted Cruz of Arkansas. Can you step up, RETWEET, and chip in? Thank you!

As China ascends, it is offering authoritarian capitalism as more viable and economically sound than democracy. Seen through this lens, China’s encroachment on Hong Kong’s judiciary, is not just a test for Xi, it’s a test for the model he seeks to export.

I have been screaming this point until I’m blue in the face for two years .... and then he just admits it on live television

One person was killed and seven others were injured in a shooting at a graduation party in Philadelphia on Sunday night

OMG, we are desensitized to the sound of it, in his voice. But when you READ it, the unfathomable illiteracy, the crutch of banal repetition, the lack of a single complex thought, let alone anything beyond a third grade sentence... it all SCREAMS at you.

Perfectly sane. Yep, no narcissistic pathologies on display here. Not a one.

Hahahahahhahahah. You’re going to prison, traitor.

John Oliver: “I can’t guarantee that impeachment will work out the way that you want it to...but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth doing. Because if nothing else, we’d be standing by the basic, fundamental principle that nobody is above the law.”

They weren’t just “bloggers in Moscow,” like Trump said. And they were worse than regular hackers. They were Russian military officers. It was an attack by a hostile military.

Trump says supporters might ‘demand’ that he serve more than two terms as president

Wow is this dull-witted. Is she calling for an end to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, US mails, roads, police and fire departments, public schools, libraries, the internet, network TV, radio, ...?

A former Southern Baptist pastor who supported legislation that would have criminalized abortions has been arrested on child sex abuse charges

One of the most influential public health officials in the world said that he will no longer speak on scientific panels if they don't include women.

Unwrap THAT Freudian riddle, y'all.

Remarkable how all baby tyrants are the same. Pathetically unpopular but claiming otherwise, lashing out at the free press for reporting truth, yearning to remain in power forever to avoid the consequences of their crimes, repeating delusive slogans ad nauseam, and on and on...

If Tom Cotton wanted healthcare and good wages for the people of Arkansas half as much as he wants war with Iran, he'd be a pretty good senator. But he doesn't. And he's not. No more wars, Tom.

“A Washington piece of silliness.” That’s how the SecState describes the issue of attempts of foreign interference in US elections.

The Federal Aviation Administration has faulted Boeing for not telling regulators for more than a year that a safety indicator in the Max cockpit didn't work.

Tobacco's 'Special Friend': What Internal Documents Say About Mitch McConnell

Hundreds of companies descend on Washington to fight Trump's tariffs

Impeachment: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver