Monday, July 22, 2019

In yet another sign that Trump is terrified of what Robert Mueller might say, the DOJ has told Mueller to limit his testimony to his written report

Stephen Miller was the exact same person in high school.

“Putin handed Russian citizenship to gas producer Novatek's veteran finance chief Mark Gyetvay on Monday, a move that could potentially help the U.S. national bypass some sanctions restrictions”

Why should Michael Cohen to go to jail, and "Individual 1", who coordinated the scheme, evade justice? Trump may have a temporary reprieve while in the Oval Office, but if the evidence warrants it, Justice must consider indicting him when he leaves. No one is above the law.

"Are you from Pakistan?" Pres. Trump asks a reporter in the Oval Office. "Good, I want a couple of Pakistani reporters. I like them much better than our reporters."

This was the signal that GOP had been looking for in a budget deal that will in part extend the debt ceiling through the 2020 elections. GOP wanted Trump endorsement to stave off concerns from right that deal doesn’t control spending

So embarrassing. Wipe out Afghanistan from the face of the earth? Does he not realize that we are partners with the government of Afghanistan?

Barr’s DOJ wants to make sure Mueller doesn’t “totally exonerate” Trump too much.

Robert Mueller plans to make an opening statement and will have a long official statement for the record when he testifies before Congress on Wednesday.

This is what is known as front-facing. They KNOW who is going to be implicated, Ghouliani is trying to control the narrative. This will not succeed.

Barr shutting down Mueller.

Donald Trump might use the G-7 summit to bail out his struggling golf club

Recording reveals oil executives laughing about “unprecedented access” to Trump “Well, the guy who actually headed up that group is now the No. 2 at Interior,” he said, referring to Bernhardt. “So that’s worked out well.”

Four Utah polygamists have admitted to defrauding the U.S. government of $512 million in renewable-fuel tax credit

This week in @nymag: Who was Jeffrey Epstein calling?

U.S. to expand rapid deportation nationwide with sweeping new rule, broadening a program typically applied only along the southern border with Mexico

Trump has picked Monica Crowley, a former Fox News pundit, plagiarizer, and pusher of Obama conspiracy theories like birtherism, to be the Treasury Department’s new spokesperson

President Trump says the US is "ready for the absolute worst" with Iran

Leon Panetta: "This is the craziest foreign policy process I've seen ... You've got a NatSec Adviser who's not working with the NatSec team, they are not presenting options to the president ... and the president's basically off tweeting whatever the hell he wants."

“Because he tends to fall asleep in meetings, they try not to put him in a position where that could happen... There’s a small window where he’s able to focus and pay attention and not fall asleep.”

New in @nymag: I obtained phone logs that show Jeffrey Epstein called Charlie Rose dozens of times, including to recommend potential assistants. I spoke to one who said she was sexually harassed by Rose. She told me, “I was being offered up for abuse.”

For India, this is a huge red line. No Indian PM would ever make such a suggestion.

“Wednesday’s back-to-back hearings before the Judiciary and Intelligence committees will present a whole new set of challenges for Mueller and his team.” The latest from our resident Mueller experts,

Here's the transcript of the part of the Trump-Khan meeting where Trump claimed Modi had asked him to mediate over Kashmir, which Modi's government promptly said has never happened.

Police officer fired after suggesting AOC should be shot on Facebook

I just apologized to Indian Ambassador @HarshShringla for Trump’s amateurish and embarrassing mistake.

A new Trump immigration rule will expand the policy known as "expedited removal"

Ten days? Ten days is cuck talk, grandpa. If you're not going to jump right to full nuclear genocide, why bother?

"Ergo the Democrats have one job and one job only Wednesday. They have to try to drag him down off Mount Above-It-All and say something real. Will this be possible? Seems to me it’ll be awfully hard."

Russia attacked our democracy to help Trump win. Trump's campaign welcomed and used that help, and then Trump covered it up. As Mueller said, this should concern every American. On Wednesday, watch Mueller testify before the House Intel Committee

BUT BUT BUT We need a wall to keep out the drugs, right ⁦@VP⁩?! Behind Pence’s Air Force Two cancellation: a drug dealer via ⁦@NarativLive⁩

Jeffrey Epstein's Black Book: Trump, Clintons, Prince Andrew. Trump's first wife, Ivana, is in the book, his third wife, Melania, and daughter Ivanka, also Chelsea Clinton. How does a guy everyone claims not to like get wives & daughters phone numbers?

Scared yet? If so, support HR 669 / S 200 by @SenMarkey and me. Our legislation prevents @POTUS from launching a nuclear first strike without Congressional authorization

Narrator: the president does not in fact have a lot of friends from Pakistan.

The words and deeds of @realdonaldtrump do not conform to the teachings of Jesus. Christians have an obligation to say NO to what our president is saying and doing, and to say NO to anyone else invoking God's name to support unchristian words and deeds

Wow. Behind Pence’s Air Force Two cancellation: a drug dealer

I think we should be deeply, deeply concerned. Our leaders must take action to remove this unfit, corrupt, dangerous man from office. #ImpeachmentInquiryNow

NEWS: The U.S. Army is engaged in a mysterious operation around Washington, D.C.

According to Trump, India's Prime Minister Modi "actually said, 'Would you like to be a mediator or arbitrator?' I said 'Where?' He said, 'Kashmir.'" India's official spokesman just issued statement saying: "No such request has been made by Prime Minister to the US President."

Cities that no longer have a 7-day home-delivered print newspaper:

Trump doesn’t want to use nukes.... the fact that he could should terrify each of us.

Possible superseding indictment Jeffrey Epstein's case. Entered on 7/22/2019 at 9:26 AM EDT and filed on 7/22/2019 Case Name: USA v. Epstein Case Number:1:19-cr-00490-RMB Filer: Document Number:33(No document attached) Docket Text: SEALED DOCUMENT placed in vault.

Jeffrey Epstein Pitched a New Narrative. These Sites Published It.

EXCLUSIVE: @SenatorCollins’ first campaign ad of 2020 featuring her own footage that was uploaded yesterday for Mitch McConnell's Super PAC

Ivanka Trump: Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t understand the American people like I do

.@JoeNBC: Dictators and fascists, in their minds, associate themselves with their countries. According to those leaders, "If you criticize the dictator ... you're criticizing the country itself. That's what Donald Trump is doing."

The graft will continue until the Democrats do something about it.

ICYMI: As Jeffrey Epstein taught us, what's the point of getting away with a decades-long spree of sexual assault if you don't have friends to share it with?

ARTICLE 639: Donald Trump, unmindful of the high duties of his office and his oath, and in disregard of the Constitution and laws of the United States, did, in a public statement, attempt to intimidate the Congress of the United States, and a witness lawfully before it.

Troubling listening to Trump Oval Office news conference with Pakistani PM. He baldly states that we have analyzed and considered using nuclear weapons to kill millions of people in Afghanistan as a solution to the conflict. WHAT IS TRUMP THINKING?

In my car listening to POTUS and Pakistani PM talk with the press. All I can say is there are likely a lot of folks in the Pentagon and the Intel Community picking their jaws off the floor. The disconnect from reality in so many areas is striking.

Trump on Afghanistan: “I could win that war in a week. I just don’t want to kill 10 million people...I have plans on Afghanistan, that, if I wanted to win that war, Afghanistan would be wiped off the face of the earth.” What kind of human talks like this?

MUELLER HEARING. I have been asked what I may use as a cheat sheet for the who’s who of Dems on the House Judiciary Committee - and I’ve made a few notes - showing year of election - who is for impeachment - who is brand new - and you are welcome to my inartful scribbles

Fox News host calls for "9/11-style commission" to investigate how @AOC was elected to Congress

Trying to intimidate a witness. Again.

NEW: Elizabeth Warren is predicting a "coming economic crash." "Whether it’s this year or next year, the odds of another economic downturn are high—and growing.” Her forecast goes against the conventional wisdom that Trump's biggest 2020 asset is the econ

.@IvankaTrump You gonna crate train or is that just a technique you prefer used on asylum seeking children at the border?

of course it's pure white

"Epstein moved $46 million of assets to a foundation affiliated with the family of Les Wexner in 2008, months after he was indicted on charges of soliciting prostitution." The Wexner Foundation needs to be investigated and shut down

This Dem Slow-Walked Getting Trump’s Taxes—Now He’s Getting Primaried

‘It’s a disaster over there’: Commerce reaches new heights of dysfunction Under Secretary Wilbur Ross, the department is chaotic and adrift.

Iran says it has arrested 17 CIA spies, sentences some to death

Trump’s New Favorite Channel Employs Kremlin-Paid Journalist

This is how Moscow is protesting Putin. Why does the U.S. media remain silent?

US-Born Marine Veteran Detained By ICE Was Carrying His US Passport When He Was Arrested - ⁦ ICE needs to be purged by white supremacists and idiots or just get rid of it altogether.

New from me: The Case of Al Franken

I think @JuliaDavisNews will comfirm that Russian State TV has changed their approach within the last six months... from supporting to mocking the current US administration. Some designed specifically to foment confusion, contribute to misinformation with an audience outside RU

Donald Trump backed Boris Johnson to be the UK's next prime minister at the start of his leadership campaign. The two men may have more in common than blond hair and populist politics

Rep. Gaetz was elected with help from hundreds of thousands of dollars...which was apparently funneled in large part from his father. Campaign finance laws exist to promote the public trust, not to be circumvented.

Unreal. “Epstein paid $128,136 for the deputies to watch him, according to the records. One deputy wrote that he sought clarification of his duties and was told his job was to “provide security” for Epstein. “

Rudy’s Private “Soldiers Of Fortune”: Inside Giuliani’s Ukrainian Campaign To Keep Trump In The White House: Giuliani's secret effort "to discredit the president’s rivals and undermine the special counsel’s inquiry into Russian meddling in US elections."

The fall of @alfranken was an avoidable tragedy. I find it hard to forgive the opportunistic @SenGillibrand for how he went down. She has a lot to answer for.

A key point under negotiation: Trump's initial demand for as much as $150 billion in long-term spending cuts

Barr’s donations to Republican Senators went way up as his confirmation as AG neared. This is what’s called prima facie evidence of corruption. Campaign donations made to influence official acts are illegal, a felony, under 18 USC 201(b). Congress must act!

China rules by fear, a dark power derived from mass surveillance. 5G will bring fast internet but it will take away our secrets, allowing China to steal its way to growth through stolen IP and political control by kompromat. It’s too Huawei a price.

NEW: Inside the preparations for Mueller’s testimony, by me and ⁦@dsamuelsohn⁩. We look at Jonathan Yarowsky, Mueller’s sherpa for this hearing, and Mueller’s preferred techniques for preparing, including detailed briefings and practice sessions.

How lame can House leadership get? New York law says that House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal can get Trump's state tax returns but he won't even ask for them. And @SpeakerPelosi put him in charge of the Committee because....?

Shocking new investigation by the Sunday Times exposing how U.K. law firms and wealth managers are happy to help dodgy Russian and Chinese clients bend the rules to get ‘Golden Visas’ to live in the U.K. This looks like the tip of a very big iceberg

Samah Norquist, a Trump State Department official and the wife of conservative tax activist Grover Norquist, has violated the Hatch Act, according to ProPublica. It is illegal for federal officials to campaign at work

Will Israel be destroyed by it's own greed?

IMPORTANT: Two Unofficial US Operatives Reporting To Trump’s Lawyer Privately Lobbied A Foreign Government In A Bid To Help The President Win In 2020

Pentagon to Send 2,100 More Troops to the Southwestern Border

.@realDonaldTrump has not installed a single mile of new wall in a previously fenceless part of the US-Mexico border in since Trump took office. The focus thus far has been on replacing old sections of wall instead

Drawing the right lessons from history shows that the worst thing we have to fear is the assent of silence

Puerto Rico governor refuses to resign as island braces for big protest.

Iran has detained 17 Iranian citizens accused of acting as spies for the United States Central Intelligence Agency, according to the country's Ministry of Intelligence

For 16-year-old Milagro de Jesús Henríquez Ayala, a shelter in Tijuana is not ideal to raise her newborn son, but it is the best place she has found since leaving El Salvador after gangs threatened her family.

Israel begins to demolish homes on Jerusalem outskirts, stoking Palestinian fears

Emerging budget deal likely to include few or no actual spending cuts, while lifting debt limit for two years

Louisiana police officer says @AOC “needs a round — and I don’t mean the kind she used to serve.” He hasn't been fired—yet—for his threat on the Congress member's life.

Epstein: Release of papers would cause frenzy, insists former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell

Bethel Church in Redding, California, is pro-Trump, believes in conversion therapy, and endorses “faith healing” and “dead raising”—a far cry from its most famous resident.

Hold adults accountable on climate, says teenage activist Greta Thunberg as she receives the Freedom Prize

Almost 1 in 5 Facebook users who shared fake news stories were Republicans over 65.

Rep. Adam Schiff said on Sunday he hopes Robert Mueller's testimony before the House will bring the former special counsel's report "to life."

I’m old enough to remember Three days ago when texts of Hope Hicks telling MIchael Cohen to pray away the presidents hush money pornstar story surfaced and NO ONE NOTICED.

Remarkable for a leading German magazine. It is how the world sees Trump!

Thanks to the current President, millions & millions of American children are being taught everyday that it’s okay to be mean. It’s okay to lie. It’s okay to be a bully. And it’s okay to be cruel.

BREAKING: The International Atomic Energy Agency says its Director-General Yukiya Amano has died.

Definitely raises eyebrows, and ethics concerns, that the Border Patrol Foundation moved its annual dinner last year to the Trump Hotel DC.

FOX NEWS: *plays Stephen Miller a montage of the most racist stuff Trump has said over the years - birtherism, Muslim ban, etc* Why shouldn't people see that as racist? MILLER: The term 'racist' has become a label that's deployed to suppress speech the left doesn't want to hear

FLASHBACK: Jeffrey Epstein accuser revealed there are tapes of famous men with underage girls

Israeli work crews have begun demolishing dozens of Palestinian homes in an east Jerusalem neighborhood. The demolitions cap a years-long legal battle over the buildings, which straddle the city and the occupied West Bank

Jeffrey Epstein partied with Trump's closest advisers including Wilbur Ross, Rudy Giuliani, and Steve Mnunchin at dinner hosted by David Koch just TWO MONTHS after his release from prison

Russian documents reveal desire to sow racial discord — and violence — in the U.S.