Sunday, June 30, 2019

The highest-ranking North Korean defector in decades told me Kim Jong UN likes President Trump because he’s not “moral,” and doesn't judge."All previous US presidents so far have been very moral and they paid great attention on the America’s moral image," he said of Trump.

Pro-Russian Ukrainian politician Viktor Medvedchuk reportedly buys 80% of TV Channel Inter from fugitive oligarch Dmitry Firtash - who is facing extradition from Austria to the US appears to be actively selling off his assets

Deutche Bank releases records that Trump is worth $788 million, not the $3-4 billion he claims. Anyone who brags and lies about how rich they are is a piece of sh*t

Trump 1939: “Why can’t we ask if you are hiding any Jews in the attic?”

Is anyone else wondering how many unsecured cell phones crossed the DMZ among Trump, Ivanka, etc?

Tucker Carlson justifies KJU's murderous regime: "You've got to be honest about what it means to lead a country, it means killing people. A lot of countries commit atrocities, including our allies." Carlson adds, 'it's silly and stupid to point out KJU is 'so mean''

Why does Pompeo not resign? Bolton? I will tell you why. They are toadies that place their own career aspirations ahead of principle, oath of office or their country.

I've been wonking out a bit over this figure from the Rockefeller Institute, showing rich states in the Northeast heavily subsidizing Trump states. What underlies it?

Julián Castro: "This president has raised the profile of a dictator like Kim Jong Un ... It's worrisome that this president erratically sets up a meeting without the staff work being done. It seems like it's all for show, it's not substantive."

John Roberts Just Finished the Job of Turning American Democracy Into a Charade of Self-Government

Trump-Devos revocation of Obama rule terminating federal subsidies to the worst performing for-profit schools means deeper debt for students at the expense of taxpayers. I will call on the Senate to take a stand on this clear choice between students and greedy for-profit schools.

I cannot imagine the agony of Otto Warmbier’s parents this morning.

Live now at the Clint Migrant Detention Facility

Silly rabbits. Cambridge Analytica didn't go away. They just rebranded.

And Iran should pay heed. Build the Bomb and become besties with POTUS

Shaquille Dukes was admitted into the hospital for double pneumonia. He received doctors orders to walk around the hospital. He was stopped by a racist security guard, who called racist cops. He was arrested and accused of trying to steal the IV machine.

Trump is lying. I was there for all 8 years. Obama never sought a meeting with Kim Jong Un. Foreign policy isn’t reality television it’s reality.

Det. Alvarez lost his fight against cancer, but his fight for 9/11 responders and survivors continues. He dedicated his life to protecting others and advocating on behalf of those ailing after the attacks. It is time for Congress to honor his sacrifice.

This statement is disgusting. Kim’s regime commits mass rape, tosses thousands in gulags, imprisons its people using land mines, murders dissidents or “undesirables” for sport with anti-aircraft guns, and routinely threatens to incinerate American cities with nuclear weapons.

May and Putin

Opinion: Trump sucks up to Putin, embarrassing us yet again

Senator @RonWyden, Facebook was caught colluding with Netanyahu to tilt Israel's elections. U can't secure America's next elections w/o knowing the facts on what is really going on behind closed doors within Facebook. I'm the whistleblower on this

These are the domestic emoluments. We (taxpayers) pay those. The Saudis and many other governments pay the foreign emoluments. All are unconstitutional, but the Constitution means nothing if Congress won’t impeach

Trump praising the murderer of American Otto Warmbier

1. A family Thanksgiving vacation to Italy: $14,000 2. A family vacation to Hawaii: $6,500 3. A family vacation to Las Vegas and Boise: $3,700 4. A couples’ vacation to Las Vegas: $2,400 5. Vacations to Pittsburgh, London, Lake Tahoe, and Washington DC

The US President insulting major American cities on foreign soil is a serious breach of an important norm. The US President interpreting Putin's invocation of "western-style liberalism" to mean the practices of liberal politicians in the western United States is funny as fuck.

The dangers of fringe candidates

GOP State Senator in PA @JakeCorman is one of the worst legislators in the country. Here’s video of him losing his mind and trying to scream over @SenatorMuth while she reads a nice letter from a homeless man. She didn’t stop speaking.

“Chief Justice Roberts’ ruling that no federal court can ever consider claims of extreme and unconstitutional partisan gerrymandering is truly appalling for the long-term health of our democracy," says Brennan Center President

"We do very little trade with Russia, which is ridiculous, frankly. So I could see some very positive things happening"

The Matt Gaetz ethics complaint originated with Democratic Rep. Kathleen Rice. Rice, a former prosecutor, confronted Gaetz on the House floor the night of his Michael Cohen tweet and submitted a formal ethics complaint two weeks later, Politico reports.

Trump/@Acosta exchange at today's presser: Trump: By the way, congratulations. I understand your book—is it doing well? Acosta: It’s doing very well, Mr. President. Trump: Really? Acosta: I'll get you an autographed copy. Trump: Good. Send it. I want to see it. Acosta: Yes, sir.

There I fixed it.

President @realDonaldTrump: This is unacceptable. Why are you backing down again on China? Huawei is one of few potent levers we have to make China play fair on trade. This will dramatically undercut our ability to change China’s unfair trade practices.

The details on this Huawei issue will be critical. The national security community basically is uniformly in agreement across ideological lines that there are huge counterintelligence risks.

THIS. IS. WRONG.@IvankaTrump is speaking because her father is incapable of stringing together any cogent thoughts about the G20 and why he is there. Trump needs to resign, or be removed

The GRU, Russia’s military intelligence service, hacked the DNC; oversaw the seizure of Crimea; staged a failed coup in Montenegro; and tried to murder Sergei Skripal. But it also recruits and runs spies in NATO countries.

Just moments ago in Houston, Beto O’Rourke holds rally in front of detention facility where unaccompanied minors are being held.

Tweeting photos of the children whose visas you deny is a new kind of diplomacy.

“There’s no doubt that the Russians did interfere in the election. And I think the interference, although not yet quantified, if fully investigated would show that Trump didn’t actually win the election in 2016,” Carter said

Trump's full remarks on busing, which he doesn't seem to grasp, are worth a read. This part captures it: "That's something that they've done for a long period of time. You know, there aren't that many ways you're going to get people to schools."

Trump’s offer to meet Kim Jong Un at the DMZ is emblematic of why the Trump NK effort is a farce: thrown-together; last-minute; made-for-TV; driven by T’s lust for optics & drama (of the DMZ) rather than substance; in pursuit of a photo-op for the 2020 election. What a clown-show

Who is this person infringing on the conversation of educated adults who have earned their positions? What an embarrassment she is. And these leaders know it.

Because it’s relevant here: Jimmy Carter knows as much about election tampering, and election integrity, as anyone anywhere, through decades of monitoring more than 100 elections around the world.

I think Judge Jackson saw it all unfold in real time and it's part of why Manafort's bail was revoked. Judge Ellis should retire. And with all of Fox's people involved in this obstruction scheme - Hannity, Jarrett, Herridge, Newt, Sara Carter - Fox itself should be charged

Review of US intel community findings: -MBS authorized murder of a WP journalist -KJU kills those who oppose him (in 1 case using chem wpns) -Putin oppresses journalists (killing some), used chem wpns in UK, repeatedly violates Minsk accord, interferes in US & UK elections.

Why isn’t this the top news story on every outlet? A Trump run hotel in Panama laundering millions of dollars in drug money for cartels. Trump’s criminality is right in front of us. All we need do is look.

Putin-bots are terrified at the spector of Trump bein’ intellectually disemboweled at the debates by a black women. They wouldn’t bust out birtherism this early if they weren’t genuinely concerned

And this is why the Chinese will now dig in even more. The assessment is forming that Trump is a weak transactional President, who if you resist for long enough, will back down

Trump makes clear that his one-sided bromance with Kim remains very much alive. Asked about his embrace of dictators, Trump told reporters, “I get along with a lot of people.” Not true. He doesn’t get along with America’s democratic allies. My column:

Measles isn't done, and these U.S. counties are at risk

A SURREAL, CHAOTIC DMZ SCENE via live TV feed: AP photog Susie Walsh yelling for Asian press to get out of historic shot, Tucker Carlson calmly videotaping, WH wrangler Hannah Salem running around, KJU cracking up, Trump trying to look dignified, relieved Kim didn’t stand him up.

To add to madcap day at DMZ, the North Korean security was a little overzealous, at times trying to block US reporters’ view. New WH press secretary Stephanie Grisham threw herself into it to make sure the US TV camera got into House of Freedom, and it came to body blows.

Jared and Ivanka, who have trailed Trump through numerous major diplomatic meetings this week, are in the room with him and Kim Jong Un

Kim Jong Un murdered Otto Warmbier and the sitting POTUS just invited him to the White House.

Kamala Harris is facing a play straight out of the racist birther playbook used against Barack Obama when he ran for president. #2020

How do you earnestly debate a president who displays both ignorance and indifference?

The British establishment tolerated Boris Johnson's fibs for years, just as New Yorkers tolerated Donald Trump's. And now it's too late to condemn them

If this were part of a broader detente, if it followed a major agreement to limit the threat, it would be a powerful, even exhilarating moment. Unfortunately, this is empty pageantry for its own sake.

Just to remind everyone what North Korea and Kim Jong Un are like: This is undoubtedly one of the most barbaric regimes on the planet. Source: The Great Successor

Christine Lagarde and Ivanka:

Be aware, @parscale & co are going to use the same methods (that originated in military PsyOps theory) in the 2020 Election. It is almost certain Russia will seek to play off these efforts, with their own cyber op's

BREAKING: Congressman Mike Quigley Just said this About Trump "The president acts as if president Putin owns him."

Cartoonist Michael DeAdder was just fired from the newspaper for this cartoon.

The most popular Biden website is a slick little piece of disinformation designed to look like Biden's official page, yet is most definitely not pro-Biden. It was created by a Trump consultant, who has made similar sites for Sanders, Warren, and Harris.

Who’s winning the trade war? Here’s a scorecard

Trump Bows to Xi Jinping's Huawei Demands at G20

Trump just proved he doesn’t even know the meaning of America

Cocaine Caught on Brazilian President’s Plane Traveling to G20

Genuine question: why? Why? Does anyone know? No other world leader has brought a child and/or adviser to stand with them in this picture - not even the dictators from ‘the third world’ (!) So why Ivanka??