Friday, July 19, 2019

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps says its navy has captured the British-flagged oil tanker, Stena Impero, in the Strait of Hormuz, according to state-run media

James Comey, writing at Lawfare: “What I Would Ask Robert Mueller”

SCOOP— George Nader, Witness in Mueller Probe, Hit With New Charges of Sex Trafficking

Jeffrey Epstein is a real pedophile. Why are QAnon and Pizzagate so focused on fake ones?

“If Trump succeeds in making citizenship racialized and contingent, that’s an existential threat to American Jews.”

BREAKING from the Miami Herald: Palm Beach sheriff opens internal affairs investigation into handling of Jeffrey Epstein

Fox News' Pete Hegseth told Geraldo Rivera he has the right to tell him, or anyone, to go back to where they came from if they aren't grateful to be here. Rivera, a Puerto Rican born in New York, fired back: “Gratitude is not a requirement of citizenship.”

This is the way every Senate reporter should cover Rand Paul every day.

"The comments made were hurtful, wrong and completely unacceptable," the Canadian PM Justin Trudeau said, "and I want everyone in Canada to know that those comments are completely unacceptable and should not be allowed or encouraged in Canada."

20,000 watched our #JeffreyEpstein special. You wanted to know: How did Epstein get away for so long? Were there more crimes to be revealed? Why did he keep the photos? We found answers. Tonight. The Secret Life of Jeffrey Epstein. Part 2

Former Trump Models: We Were Told to Lie About Immigration Status


Republican Governor Thinks $40,000 Is Too Much To Pay Teachers, Vetoes Minimum Salary

Terrorism does increase with immigration — but only homegrown, right-wing terrorism

"People are dying of opioid overdose not knowing they have taken opioids."

The Leader of the Free World turned out to be a woman, after all.

"Like all totalitarians, Trump tests the limits of his followers and breaks them"

A Cheney demanding that an overgrown rich kid who lost the popular vote with no foreign policy experience start a senseless unwinnable war in the Middle East. Feels familiar.

U.S. House Democrats to focus Mueller testimony on Trump's conduct

The Reagan administration decided it could solve the problem of El Salvador's civil war by giving covert aid to rebels fighting the Sandinistas. The results were grim

Stephen Miller Keeps His Head Down as Trump Makes His Nativist Dreams Come True

Iran rejects Trump claim that U.S. shot down its drone, suggesting it hit an American one instead

Prominent voter fraud activist J. Christian Adams has agreed to apologize to a group of Virginia citizens whom his organization wrongfully identified as noncitizens.

Unsealed warrants showed Trump's central role in Cohen's conspiracy to violate campaign finance laws, a successful crime that paved the way for his 2016 election win. Hope Hicks ran point for the conspiracy

Trump admin has not imposed second round of Russia sanctions required by US law over poisoning of ex-spy

Rep. Jim Jordan Is Named in New OSU Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

Rep. Jim Jordan's Excuses Implode After His OSU Boss Admits He Knew About Sexual Abuses

Trump officials pressing to slash refugee admissions to zero next year

A nun being escorted out of the #CatholicsAgainstICE protest. America. 2019.

Two hours after the judge barred Roger Stone from posting on Instagram (, his wife posted a photo of the two of them after the hearing — the judge placed limits on what family members/surrogates could say on his behalf, but there's a bit more gray area

BUSTED: CNN’s panel of women defending Trump’s racism were literally the ‘Trumpettes’

William Barr gave Senate GOP a ton of cash just months before they voted to confirm him

Epstein's ex-IT contractor quit over gaggles of 'unsupervised 15 and 16-year-old girls' on billionaire pedophile's Caribbean island compound - and topless pictures lying 'everywhere'

Newly surfaced video shows Trump partying and commenting on women with sex offender and accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein

Trump Gives Pen to Dow Chemical CEO After Signing Executive Order to Eliminate Regulations

If the White House can ignore subpoenas from Congress if it thinks they’re illegitimate, why can’t the average citizen ignore a subpoena from DOJ for the same reason? If POTUS, the AG & the Commerce Secy are above the law, how does that end?

Trump is building his reelection campaign on a foundation of racism

If Trump wins a second term, the statute of limitations will run out by 2024 on all of these charges so far - obstruction, campaign crimes. The OLC opinion is wrong: no such thing as equitable tolling for crimes. And Mueller should have known this, but put Trump above the law.

Jeffrey Epstein's Socialite Pal Ghislaine Maxwell Asks Court to Keep Files Sealed

American patriot @RepCummings absolute destroyed @realDonaldTrump's shameless DHS Secretary when he tried to claim the administration was doing their "level best" to care for migrants: "What does that mean when a child is sitting in their own feces?!?"

Jon Stewart vs. Rand Paul

"There are some things they have no problem putting on the credit card" Jon Stewart

"Trump is assailing the moral foundations of the multiracial democracy Americans have struggled to bring into existence since 1965, and unless Trumpism is defeated, that fragile project will fail." An important piece by @AdamSerwer. Read the whole thing

Part Three: Even from jail, Jeffrey Epstein manipulated the system

"One of the activists arrested was 90-year-old Patricia M. Murphy, a Chicago-based religious sister who has spent years fighting for the rights of undocumented and detained migrants."

Sooooooo.... these are the people we expect and/or hope might be bothered by child abuse, sex trafficking, and a deep general absence of ethics and morals

Former Customs and Border Protection Officer Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges for Running Illegal Firearms Business, Tax Evasion: Wei Xu, a former U.S. Customs and Border Protection watch commander, pleaded guilty to federal criminal charges for running...

"The president is lying": Trump gets immediately debunked by @CNN's Brianna Keilar after claiming he stopped the racist ‘send her back’ chants at his Klan rally last night.

A flurry of calls when Daniel's came forward.

Hicks told the FBI that she didn't know about the Daniels allegations until Nov. 2016 despite Cohen calling her after talking to AMI on 10/8/16 and after finalizing the deal on 10/28/16.

Trump will never change. He’ll only get worse. Here's what we can do: Register your friends to vote. Volunteer. Vote him, and those who defend him, out of office. And love your neighbor. No matter who they are or where they're from. There's no better antidote than that.

If the US wants to start a war, Congress must approve it. This isn't an opinion, it's the Constitution. It's time for Congress to take back our Constitutional authority.

Lara Trump did a warm up act to cue the crowd for this chant. It was planned. “Lara Trump, daughter-in-law of the president addressed the crowd before Trump spoke, saying: “If you don’t love our country — the president said it...” “Leave!” the crowd replied

Frustrating. Zero mention of Russia's ongoing crackdown on faith communities (esp Jehovah's Witnesses) in @SecPompeo speech on religious freedom.

Jeffrey Epstein was said to charge a small fortune for his services as a tax and estates adviser. Still, how many tax advisers do you know who have a net worth of more than $500 million, no matter how wealthy their clientele?

Researchers find more than 1,000 apps in the Google Play store that gather personal data even when the user has denied permission

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is running a presidential campaign against cronyism and corruption. But the groundwork for that campaign was laid in part by a consultant who helps industry capitalize on Washington policymaking

Analysis | John Bolton is warning of a “Clash of Civilizations” with China. Here are the five things you need to know.

I keep thinking about how all of the Black and Brown people who are sitting in jail bc they can’t afford bail for minor offenses while Hope Hicks is out here living her best life. It’s the kind of thought that literally makes me ILL

Meghan McCain Frets Trump Getting Ilhan Omar Killed Will Inconvenience Meghan McCain

We now have at least two federal crimes Trump committed while a candidate and while President. He’d be in prison if he weren’t POTUS. Impeachment now.

This letter from House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler to Hope Hicks is worth reading. It’s really quite something to see a recitation of her statements to Congress lined up against her statements to DOJ. They seem like they come from two different universes.

Today, Cohen indictments were unredacted & Jeffrey Epstein was denied bail. The night before, a Trump crowd yelled out this trope. Does anyone believe that was unplanned? Because the newscycle today was caught up with that, instead of the Epstein & Cohen matters

Hope Hicks comes from a Greenwich, CT family that are held in high regard all over CT. They are not Trump supporters & are said to have long been deeply concerned @ her inv w Trump. They can't be very happy tonight, maybe they'll tell her to start talking. To walk away...

We wait for tax returns. We wait for the Mueller Report. We wait for Mueller’s testimony. We wait for SDNY & Epstein & suits to enforce subpoenas. We wait for impeachment hearings. We wait—while Trump degrades our country w/virulent racism & hatred. What are we waiting for?

Trump appoints disgraced ex-GOP Gov Scott Walker to oversee scholars at the Smithsonian Institution

INBOX: Rep. Peter Welch calls for Trump's impeachment. He's a member of the Intelligence Committee -- and this bumps the total number of pro-impeachment lawmakers close to 90.

Trump cranks up racist demagoguery in latest distraction gambit

JUST IN: House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler demanding Hope Hicks come back in to clarify her testimony about the Stormy Daniels-Cohen-Trump phone call.

This is the reason I do everything I do. This is the reason I fight for gun safety and fight the gun lobby. This is the reason that after her 16th birthday this weekend I am now in DC. I look at my girl and cry. No parent, friend, relative, loved one should ever feel my pain.

The Kremlin raises the possibility of changing Russia’s constitution, a move that could help to extend President Vladimir Putin’s rule

BREAKING: The unredacted Michael Cohen search warrants describe a series of calls on October 8, 2016 between Trump, Cohen, and Hope Hicks - the purpose of which the FBI says was to keep Stephanie Clifford (aka Stormy Daniels) from going public with her story

"There's a racial division in this country that's being instigated by the president," Le Batard said. "And we here at ESPN haven't had the stomach for that fight because Jemele (Hill) did some things on Twitter, and you saw what happened after that."

Reminder that Rand Paul is working for Vladimir Putin, according to John McCain, and personally delivered a letter from Trump to Putin last summer. He's also tight with Dimitri Simes, who is all over the Mueller Report.

ICE is stopping buses and asking people on them if they are U.S citizens

Klobuchar lays out her 'first 100 days' plan: 'no mean tweets'

Klobuchar fights Trump's hateful distraction with focus on policy

Madeleine Albright criticizes Trump's UN Ambassador nominee @USAmbCanada Kelly Craft: "We don't know who she is and we don't know whether she is capable or not." Ouch.

From “Build The Wall!” to “Lock Her Up!”... “Send Her Back!” is likely to be added to the panoply of greatest MAGA hits, yet another angry interlude in the Trump Show.

An Arizona man has received 15 months in prison for threatening to bomb Harvard University and shoot attendees at its Black Commencement in 2017

Aboard Air Force One, President Trump told reporters that he did not know that his personal attorney paid adult-film star Stormy Daniels $130,000 days before the presidential election. Trump also said he doesn’t know where Cohen got the money.

What Americans Do Now Will Define Us Forever

The body language says this is one guy who REALLY wants the other guy to like him. It’s like Fredo and Michael in Havana.

Alan Dershowitz boasts of “perfect sex life” on Fox News

We’ve seen ugly, racist attacks against @RashidaTlaib & other congresswomen of color coming from the White House this past week. What Michiganders & people across the country want are leaders that will solve problems and that celebrate the diversity that makes our country strong.


Trump falsely claims he tried to stop ‘send her back’ chant

Our @JVittalTV on Thursday questioned Kentucky Senator Rand Paul about his objection to an attempt to quickly pass a bill ensuring the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund never runs out of money. Here is video of their exchange.

Trump plans to nominate the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to be the next Labor secretary

Trump campaign hush money scam appears to have worked

Nordex and Ghislaine Maxwell's father (Robert Maxwell) laundered money out of the USSR with the help of the KGB / ROC / MOSSAD. Nordex was based in Vienna. Ghislaine was Epstein's madam. Dershowitz was Epstein's lawyer. Dershowitz was Natan Sharansky's lawyer.

Trump Readies His Mob For A Race War. by me.

The Cohen-Trump-Pecker-Howard-Hicks communications about the deals with Stormy and McDougal to keep them quiet appeared to continue throughout the month and after the election...full story coming soon at

Hope Hicks gave sworn testimony before the House Judiciary Committee that she was never "present" when Trump and Cohen discussed Stormy Daniels. The recent unreacted Cohen materials prove that was involved in a series of phone conversations, so she lied..

Hope Hicks’ testimony gets second look after Cohen document dump

1. He’s been accused of sexual assault up to rape by 22 different woman 2. He’s been caught on tape ADMITTING he sexually assaults anyone he wants 3. He’s been linked, now with a video, to the predator of all predators Jeffery Epstein We’re done here

Analysis: Trump’s denial of knowing about the Stormy Daniels payment suffers another blow

Richard Driscoll was the 200th firefighter to succumb to an illness related to the World Trade Center. He served the New York City Fire Department for 32 years, and was cited for bravery five times during his career, according to FDNY.

There's no law that says you have to do and think and feel and focus on subjects of the president's choosing. Now more than ever, watch what they do, not what they say

Paragon of corruption at Trump Interior draws eye of Congress