Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Trump: “Women are being raped in numbers that nobody believes”. WTF!

.@ewarren: "Who is this economy really working for?...When you’ve got an economy that does great for those with money and isn’t doing great for everyone else, that is corruption pure and simple."

We've learned to our peril that @realDonaldTrump doesn't keep his word or the word of our country. We can't rely on his restraint to avoid blundering into a war w/ Iran. It's time for the Senate to step up and make clear to this President that only Congress can authorize war.

More unreasonable risks—meaning more time & testing necessary before the Boeing 737 Max is permitted to fly. This microprocessor defect is one more reason to insist on an independent source of safety scrutiny. No more FAA safety on the cheap.

Here’s some solid proof that the media failed

Wow! Look at the hundreds of people gathered in Copley Square, Boston in solidarity with @wayfairwalkout workers. Thank you!

.@ewarren remarks outside the for-profit concentration camp in Homestead. Almost 3,000 children are held at this facility. We must shut it down.

Trump lashes out at Mueller, accusing him of a crime ahead of planned congressional testimony

Former White House lawyer: 'I’m not aware of any situation like' Elaine Chao's reported conflicts of interest

here's a petition from Ella and Caitlin, ages 9 & 7, asking @McDonaldsCorp and @BurgerKing to stop giving plastic toys away with kids' meals

Senate Republicans reject House Democrats' emergency border bill.

Activists get permit to fly 'Angry Baby Trump' blimp over July 4th 'Salute to Trump' celebration.

Ukraine Officially Leaves PACE, Calls it a "Discredited Organization"

BREAKING: Paul Manafort is scheduled to be arraigned around 2:15 PM Thursday in NY County Supreme Court before Judge Maxwell Wiley, per Manhattan DA Cy Vance's office. The former Trump campaign chair faces 16 counts, including mortgage fraud & falsifying business records.

NEW: There was news in Hope Hicks' private congressional testimony. She implicated Jared Kushner in lying about Trump-Russia contacts!

Mark Morgan, who will now oversee CBP which has 1000's of children in its custody, on minors in detention facilities: “I’ve looked at them and I’ve looked at their eyes – and I’ve said that is a soon-to-be MS-13 gang member. It’s unequivocal.”

Trump — without evidence — accuses Mueller of 'illegally' deleting FBI text messages

What is wrong with him??

I asked President Trump whether he will ask Putin not to meddle in the 2020 election during their meeting. He said what he speaks to Putin about this week is “none of your business.”

The American Medical Association just sued North Dakota, alleging that the state’s anti-abortion law should be struck down because it forces doctors “to provide patients with false, misleading, non-medical information about reproductive health.”

Mr. Trump is a sick man psychologically/emotionally and he's getting sicker by the day. Are we supposed to pretend this isn't true? That what we see isn't happening? That his rants/volatility/cruelty aren't indicative of a disordered personality? That all's well with him? No way.

Brian Kilmeade: "I don't think [Robert Mueller] knows the details" of the Mueller report.

Spot the Christian.

Special Counsel Henry Kerner: "Ms. Conway's egregious and repeated Hatch Act violations, combined with her unrepentant attitude, are unacceptable from any federal employee, let along one in such a prominent position."

After spending roughly 30 minutes attacking China, Trump now says Vietnam is "almost the single worst abuser of everybody" and indicates he's considering tariffs on Vietnamese goods as well.

TRUMP: "Europe treats us worse than China. Europe is -- you know, look, I come from Europe ... European nations were set up to take advantage of the United States."

Bartiromo can't get a question in as Trump rants about how much members of Congress like him

Trump tells a reporter that what he says to Putin during their upcoming meeting "is none of your business."

Trump is yelling into the phone about how Mueller "terminated the emails ... he terminated them. They're gone. And that's illegal. That's a crime." Bartiromo pretends to know what he's talking about and tries to ask a question. Trump just keeps ranting over her

Trump, in full rant mode just moments into his Fox Business phone interview, won't even let @MariaBartiromo get a question in

THE BRIBERY DIVISION They lived the good life in Miami — while helping run a multinational corruption machine

EPA’s top air policy official steps down amid scrutiny over possible ethics violations. Bill Wehrum's ties to his former law firm and power sector clients prompted a congressional probe.

WATCH Kellyanne Conway didn't appear but the hearing proceeds

Elizabeth Warren, who attended George Washington University on a full debating scholarship, has an unusual knack for cutting through bullshit with a pointed question. Just ask Joe Biden or Scott Brown—they both learned the hard way.

This Texas Teen's Quinceañera Included a Voter Registration Booth

I'm guessing Trump had Falwell Jr hacked to get the naked photos of his wife and blackmailed him into an endorsement. btw my email was hacked and it appeared ppl associated w/Trump had my info and were trying to use it against me (failed). I was suing Trump at the time.

The Kremlin says POTUS will meet Putin on June 28 for about an hour

Trump says war with Iran would not involve ground troops and not last long

Matt Gaetz worries Mueller's testimony to Congress will lead to Trump's impeachment

“The failures worsened even as the number of cyberincidents reported by federal agencies exploded from about 5,500 in 2006 to more than 77,000 in 2015, a 13-fold increase”

UPDATE: In late-night letter to #SCOTUS, civil rights groups accuse Trump admin of trying to short-circuit census citizenship Q legal fight with premature ruling on import of new evidence about origins of the Q

Sources say that Trump has repeatedly told advisers and senior aides that, no matter how great the public outrage becomes over the migrant camps, his lieutenants were to blame Democrats and Obama

Who are the two people most scared of Mueller testifying? @realDonaldTrump and Bill Barr of @TheJusticeDept. The American people will see that @POTUS and Barr lied to them. The Mueller Report shows there was some collusion, much Russian interference & lots of Obstruction.

The junior Iowa Senator is a radical @GOP socialist.whose votes for massive federal subsidies keep her state’s farmers in business turns out Venezuela’s spy chief defected to the US

Jared Kushner’s family averted disaster last year when a Canadian asset manager swooped in to buy their skyscraper in midtown Manhattan, which had been hemorrhaging millions of dollars. Now they’re facing a similar crisis a few blocks away

Wayfair employees protest apparent sale of children's beds to border detention camp, stock drops

#KellyanneConway violated the #HatchAct dozens of times, according to the Office of Special Counsel. Today, I’m chairing a hearing on these violations, and the Committee will vote to subpoena her to testify at a future hearing. Tune in live at 10 AM:

Pelosi: "We are pleased that the American people will hear directly from Special Counsel Mueller. Our national security is being threatened & the American people deserve answers ... Members of Congress must honor our oath ... to follow the facts, so we can protect our democracy.

China's Ambassador to Australia gave a rare speech in Canberra today. He blamed America for all the trade problems & praised the Chinese Communist Party for the reason China was so strong economically

House and Senate Democrats can begin collecting financial evidence about Donald Trump's businesses in the emoluments lawsuit, according to a federal judge. Sen. Richard Blumenthal explains why he considers the ruling "historic."

Just in: Trump's Interior Department reappraised the Boundary Waters at $500 per acre, down from over $1300. This slashes federal payments to local governments in lieu of property taxes and sends a clear message: the land is worthless for anything but sulfide mining. Destroy it.

Republicans used to agree “family values don’t stop at the Rio Grande” but under Trump, this is where families die. Hours after legally seeking asylum and being turned away, a Salvadoran father and his infant girl drowned. Stop the inhumanly

Beto O’Rourke blamed President Trump directly for the deaths of a father and daughter who were found earlier this week along a bank of the Rio Grande

No-deal Brexit will only ever be British choice: Irish PM

Busted! Minnesota State courts order additional review of sulfide mining permits amid evidence that Trump’s EPA and state pollution control regulators colluded to hide evidence of environmental dangers from the public

Trump: Migrant detention facilities are 'much better than they were under President Obama’

New White House press secretary yanked Arizona reporters’ access after critical coverage

There are children in concentration camps. Why aren't we in the streets?

It’s time to get those tax returns ... and more. The emoluments litigation, which began two years ago finally enters the discovery phase with two federal courts in two separate cases already ruling against Trump

You aren't even America's type...

Wrong, Gums. You're only winning when you're stealing from cancer charities.

The CEO of RAICES on migrant kids back at the Clint facility: "Incomprehensible, given the heightened attention ... But it's despicable, considering the treatment the kids underwent in that facility, that any child is being allowed to be in there at all."

I cried when I saw this picture. The baby’s arm draped around her daddy’s neck reminds of how my son holds on to me! I would do anything to keep my kids safe. We must find solutions because this simply can’t continue! I hope thoughtful leaders in both parties can work together.

"You're not going to need an exit strategy. I don't need exit strategies," President Trump says when asked if he has an exit strategy if war breaks out with Iran

The NSA has once again collected records about U.S. calls and text messages that it wasn’t authorized to obtain

Mueller hearing could shed light on Trump counterintel probe

Mueller testimony could help public understanding of Trump report

Dear @Wayfair, I look forward to reading your apology and complete reversal on taking the position of supplying concentration camps for money “cuz it legal.” - God

Here's Trump in October 2016 saying a woman who accused him of sexual assault is too ugly for him. 63 million Americans voted for him days later.

Leagues rush to reschedule games for hundreds amid Trump’s Fourth of July changes

Reminder: The House Oversight Committee will vote today on whether to authorize a subpoena to Kellyanne Conway to compel her to testify over her failure to comply with the Hatch Act and ethics laws.

Oregon Republicans remain in ‘undisclosed locations’ as Senate leader suggests climate bill won’t pass

Is Boris Johnson fit to lead Britain? He’s certainly fit for its tabloids.

Swiss ban planemaker Pilatus from operating in Saudi Arabia, UAE

Ummmmm, if Mitt is on this why aren’t democrats?

Farming subsidies to farms in Iowa totaled $18,735,000,000 from 1995-2017.

NEW THIS WEEK: @MichaelJMorell speaks with top cybersecurity official @CISAKrebs about protecting US systems, elections & infrastructure. "[I]f you didn't learn from 2016, then you're not listening," Krebs says. Tune in Wednesday:

Dramatic new estimates of #Gulf oil spill impact as #Trump administration promotes increased #offshore drilling and safety rules rollback.

Mueller will testify in Congress July 17, compelled by subpoena

Couldn’t agree more. “A wealth tax is patriotic. In our republic, it is the patriotic duty of all Americans to contribute what they can to the success of the country, and the wealthiest are no exception.”

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei says Iranians won't budge or change their stance after new US sanctions.

Two GOP senators said the rape allegation made against President Trump by writer E. Jean Carroll should be explored to determine the veracity of the accusation — even as many Senate Republicans sidestepped questions over the matter and defended Trump

Two U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan, military says

Here’s what you need to know about the Wayfair walkout

"All the children who were seen showed evidence of trauma, [doctor] reported, & the teens spoke of having no access to hand washing during their entire time in custody. She compared it to being 'tantamount to intentionally causing the spread of disease'"

If this were any other country we’d be demanding UN intervention.

Trevor Noah, Seth Meyers and Stephen Colbert tore into Donald Trump for the way in which he has denied a historic allegation of rape

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell defends the central bank's independence from President Donald Trump and financial markets

Two U.S. military service members were killed Wednesday in Afghanistan, according to officials.

The Trump administration has weakened legal protections for farmers and eased off enforcing rules on powerful meat companies.

Holtec International told New Jersey regulators that Ohio was competing for its new headquarters. But officials there stripped the firm of past tax awards for failing to create the jobs it promised.

Today, in totally normal news, a senior Trump staff member carried a whip around the office to intimidate his employees

Even if Mueller says nothing more than what’s in his report support for impeachment will spike. Many House Democrats will use the hearing to publicly say what they already privately think: It’s time. The Speaker’s true intentions will then become clear

MEADOWS sends a warning shot on Fox: "Bob Mueller better be prepared, because I can tell you he will be cross examined ... and the American people will start to see the flaws in his report"

At Highlights, our core belief is that children are the world's most important people. In light of the reports of the living conditions of detained children & threats of further deportation & family separation, here is a statement from our CEO Kent Johnson. #KeepFamiliesTogether

BREAKING: Both NRATV and @NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch are over. “While the @NRA may continue to air past content, its live broadcasting has ended and its on-air personalities — including Dana Loesch — will no longer be the public faces of the NRA.”

Trump makes political ploy of cruelty to separated immigrant kids