Tuesday, July 30, 2019

You know this administration is keeping children in camps, enabling the continuation of a brutal civil war in Yemen....But if a celebrity is in trouble our reality television host “president” is there to rescue him.

I’m old enough to remember when republicans committed election fraud.... less than a year ago

Russian Oligarchs & Chinese Overlords

BREAKING: Trump trade aid paid the top 1% of farmers an average $188,000 while the bottom 80% averaged less than $5,000, @ewg analysis finds.

Those accompanying Trump to Poland today include Melania, Gary Cohn, Hope Hicks, Keith Schiller.

Moscow Mitch even picked the wrong damn hour to take to the senate floor for FOX.

BREAKING: California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) just signed a bill requiring President Trump to release his tax returns before he can appear on the state's 2020 primary ballot. Don't you just love States rights?

Peter Listerman is “the world’s famous seller of young models to oligarchs,” alleges former Miss Teen Ukraine Kristina Goncharova, who says she was first targeted by Listerman when she was just 14 years old.

Jeffrey Epstein accused of raping 15-year-old — one day before he was mysteriously injured in jail

MCSALLY: “I pray the accuser gets the help she needs and finds the peace she is searching for. But it cannot be by destroying General Hyten with false allegations.” The accuser is sitting in the room at the hearing:

Donald Trump cannot speak about 9/11 without lying. @Lawrence examines President Trump's new lie about 9/11 and how it proves once again the President will lie about anything.

Honestly, Trump violating the law to avoid having Sue Gordon run the IC while he installs a flunkie who lied about virtually every NatSec case he claims to have been involved in is going to make a superb impeachment count.

Mass shooting in Wisconsin. 8-year-old boy among the dead. @SenRonJohnson these are your constituents! They died while your majority sat on background checks, VAWA reauthorization, & gun violence prevention research funding in the Senate. Disgraceful

.@PeteButtigieg on @realDonaldTrump claiming he fixed the economy when it was really Obama’s doing: He’s “like the rooster in the morning, he thinks he made the sun come up.”

NEW: Responding to accusations that ⁦ @senatemajldr ⁩ is a Russian asset, #Trump accuses the ⁦ @washingtonpost ⁩ of being “a Russian asset.”

The precious preciousness of #MoscowMitch. Now, every time he speaks, remember how he whined about his hurt feefees on the Senate floor. Maybe he’s not as tough as he pretends to be.

Russia-Linked Buyout Firm Violates Deal With U.S. National Security Panel to Sell Stake

In addition to the scandalous behavior of Tom Barrack, there documents implicate President Trump, Jared Kushner, Gary Cohn, KT McFarland, and Cabinet Secretaries Rick Perry, Steven Mnuchin, Mike Pompeo, Rex Tillerson, James Mattis, and Wilbur Ross.

Mitch McConnell blocks unanimous election security bills and when he gets called out for being Putin's ally, he claims he's the victim of "modern day McCarthyism" by "a couple of left-wing pundits on the basis of bold-faced lies."

More than half of the Trump administration’s trade war aid for farmers went to just a 1/10 of the recipients in the program

It's Tom Barrack's time in the barrel, and it will get uglier

#CreepyDershowitz is trending because @AlanDersh couldn't help himself and had to restate his argument in favor of lowering the age of consent as low as 14 on Twitter while he is currently implicated in underage sexual assault charges with Jeffrey Epstein.

One week *to the day* after Equifax announced its settlement terms. It’s clear corporations won’t clean up their acts on their own. We need to create an enforceable federal data privacy standard, so I’m drafting that bill.

ICYMI: before Mitch McConnell gave sick coal miners only 2 minutes of his time, he thought it was funny to tweet about them dying

Mitch McConnell Betrays America And Refuses To Block Russian Attacks

A striking reminder that Trump's trade policies are not working and they're costing American taxpayers *billions* of

Who would have imagined @AlanDersh and @JudgeRoyMoore as legal soul mates?

“Capital One's breach was inevitable, because we did nothing after Equifax”

This is a national security disaster under any president. Much more so under a president who was backed by the Russians in the first place. Fox News Analyst Warns Trump Is 'Locking Down The Intelligence Community for His Purposes'

What will Moscow Mitch do? Protect the nation or - for some reason - not?

The killings came two days after the Trump administration announced it was reinstating the federal death penalty after an absence of nearly two decades.

Sad, horrible news for lovers of freedom & democracy. Prominent Putin & Kremlin critic Vladimir Kara-Murza dies suddenly of illness in Moscow. Kara-Murza was a familiar face on Western news channels & was a pallbearer at John McCain’s funeral.

President Trump recently described Baltimore as “disgusting” and “rodent infested,” but his son-in-law Jared Kushner owns thousands of apartments in the city that have collected hundreds of building code violations. @randikayeCNN reports.

Comrade Lindsey Graham is next #MoscowMitchMcTreason

McConnellism: Placing party over country, even if it means jeopardizing the integrity of American elections -- while lining the pockets of the wealthy and corporations and enabling a lawless president.

#MoscowMitch threatened those who tried to warn Americans against Russia’s interference in American democracy. #MoscowMitch keeps blocking legislation to stop what Trump’s intel chiefs call Russia’s subverting of American democracy. #MoscowMitch is harming Kentucky and America.

Friendly reminder that Jared Kushner’s family business recently took out $800 million in federally-backed loans to buy apartments in Maryland, even as Jared Kushner serves as a senior White House official.

Trump’s Racism Infests the Republican Party

Dan Coats was a casualty of Trump’s war on the truth, @MaxBoot writes.

Today, Gilroy police said they engaged the shooter within one minute. In that time, he shot 16 people, killing a 6-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl. That's the power of automatic weapons. There is NO scenario where a troubled 19-yr-old should be able to buy a weapon of war.

Trump pardoned Ted Suhl today — a former operator of a behavioral health company in Arkansas who was convicted on medical bribery and fraud-related charges in July 2016, stealing millions from Medicaid.

New from me: The manifesto mentioned in the Gilroy shooter-connected Instagram account is a staple in an ecosystem of free white extremist literature on 4chan, 8chan and Stormfront. They're uploaded as PDFs, posted together, and used to radicalize

#MoscowMitch McConnell is the seediest, sleaziest political sleazebag in America. He refused to sound the alarm about Russia. He won't lift a finger to protect our next election. He's taking payoffs from oligarchs. And now he's whining like an actual Trump.

Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, said the committee has obtained “direct evidence” that the president’s daughter, Kushner and other top aides were using personal accounts for official business in violation of federal law and White House policy.

Shane is correct about the law, but there's every reason to believe Trump has already violated it by nominating Ratcliffe. 50 U.S. Code § 3023:" Any individual nominated for appointment as Director of National Intelligence shall have extensive national security expertise."

The system is broken. Mitch McConnell broke it. He's bought off by special interests and he doesn't represent everyday Kentuckians

Authorities have called this one of the biggest cases of corporate collusion in history, costing patients billions of dollars

Netflix doc "The Great Hack" is a must-watch: lays out the sorry tale of private data used without consent, and asks whether we can ever again have free and fair elections.@hari spoke with its directors

Because he is a master of threatening to sue everyone, and making their lives a living hell — including the media. Nobody has written about this for a reason.

While Politico reports about Saudi influence over Trump, it’s worth recalling Flynn and Kushner also meddled in a U.N. vote critical of Israeli settlements before Trump took office. Kushner is close to both MBS and Netanyahu.

NEW: Explosive new emails detail work Cambridge Analytica did for LeaveEU/UKIP. Brittany Kaiser, woman at centre of Netflix's #TheGreatHack has handed over a whole bunch of new emails to DCMS committee. Oh dear, Arron Banks. Looks like it's all coming home to roost...

Kentucky and all of America wants to know. Why do you keep doing Putin’s bidding, #MoscowMitch? Why?

The poorest states in the country with the highest rates of illiteracy, the lowest education levels, the highest rates of preventable diseases are all run by Republicans. They depend on federal dollars from more successful states like Ca. & NY.

We have just published new evidence from Brittany Kaiser relating to Cambridge Analytica, UKIP and Leave EU - you can read them all here

Today, I met with a 12-year-old who was shot while in a bounce house. A grandmother mourning the loss of her 6-year-old grandson. This is America today -- the shootings continue. Loved ones are buried. Children are gunned down. And Congress does nothing.

In Kentucky, Republican state senator breaks with GOP/Bevin and endorses Democrat Andy Beshear for governor. Potentially the start of something big--Laura Kelly beat Kobach in Kansas last year with the aid of GOP electeds there backing her.

Another Putin critic meets an untimely death under suspicious circumstances. This is a huge loss for pro-democracy efforts. Kara-Murza was an inspiration to many around the world. Has Trump commented on this yet, or is he still busy attacking Baltimore?

Trump Intel Pick John Ratcliffe Started Theory of FBI Anti-Trump ‘Secret Society’

Mitch McConnell Is Panicking As The 'Moscow Mitch' Label Sticks

Alan Dershowitz was obsessed with men "wrongfully accused" of rape: "He had convoluted ways of thinking about how men could misinterpret lack of consent," a former student told the New Yorker

“Many people say Trump’s words are clearly racist, but Trump says it’s the black people who are the true racists because they keep bringing up race every time someone says something racist.”

Opinion: Another day, another mass shooting. When will they end? Opinion: Another day, another mass shooting. When will they end?

Rev Sharpton on Trump calling him a con man: “if he really thought I was a con man, he’d be nominating me for his cabinet”

If I Did It by Alan Dershowitz

Democracy dies not only in darkness but also degrades when the press and other media descend to the level of reality shows and the yellow press, looking not at substance but instead, demanding drama and "performance".

Trump’s intelligence shake-up could be his most dangerous move yet

Putin’s stooge #MoscowMich is complaining about us calling him just that and saying it’s a liberal effort to “gaslight” his stellar record on Russia.

Still wondering whether Russia is an honest, responsible member of the international community?

As police in Gilroy, California, processed the crime scene at a mass shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival on Sunday that left three people dead, Dilbert comic strip creator Scott Adams decided to make some money off the tragedy

It is troubling that a congressman who last week falsely impugned Robert Mueller and his investigation was this week put forward by the President for the nation's highest intelligence position

The Moscow City Court is scheduled to hear Navalny's appeal over his 30-day prison sentence today, his lawyer Olga Mikhailova said.


Ted Cruz was berated at Los Angeles International Airport Sunday as a group of people recognized him before banding together and chanting their disapproval of the Republican lawmaker "Free the children, free the children" and "we will not be silent"!

NOTABLE EXCERPT: “Trump is pushing white women out of the Republican Party. By election day 2020, the only people left in the GOP may be old, rural, white men, as Donald Trump is well on his way to remaking the party in his own image.”

Watch the #DemocraticDebate. Watch it raw, without any commentary. Pause when it’s over, and think about your gut reactions. Don’t let the spin drive your perception. Media’s job is to bring us the event, not to tell us how we should feel about it.

"We are investigating all of the president's crimes and violations of the Constitution and we will present them to the American people." House Judiciary Chairman Nadler joins @Lawrence with an update on impeachment

Black unemployment under Obama went from 16.8% to 7.7%. Under Trump it went from 7.7% to 6.0% as of June 2019. We are not stupid, black people know who is really responsible for lowering black unemployment after a Republican recession.

Hey Trump, Hillary Clinton was actually at ground zero

When the Post asked @MittRomney whether he condemns the president statement on Cummings or supports it, he would not answer. Asked the question twice. When asked more generally about the Cummings-Trump matter, he called it “political theater.”

no one could have predicted that the party of compromised Russian assets, blackout-drunk rapist judges, sex-trafficking plutocrats, pedophile wrestling coaches, concentration camp fanboys and bone saw murder apologists would also be the party of statutory-rape-defending lawyers

Jeffrey Epstein's pilots hit with subpoenas after refusing to cooperate with feds

I like when Republicans try to shut down criticism of their Russian loyalty by whining about McCarthyism like this is about ideology and not mob money.

"When the president throws this kind of over-the-top tantrum about the Oversight Committee’s tactics, he’s falling into [a] trap," argues

Why would WSJ want Michelle to get involved in Melania’s business. Fun Fact: Melania was a birther too. She may not get blamed for it, but she has done interviews questioning President Obama’s citizenship. Hey, @WSJ, Why don’t you ask Laura Bush to defend Melania?

JUST IN: Key Trump insiders have pushed proposal to build dozens of nuclear power plants in Saudi Arabia while seeking to avoid restrictions on transfer of US nuclear technology and have stood to profit from the effort, Oversight investigative report says.

Morning in Moscow

The poverty rate in St. Bernard parish, in minority whip Steve Scalise's, district is 20%. The poverty rate in Clay County, Ky., is 40%, and nearly 50% of school-age kids live in poverty there. Does that mean McConnell, Paul and Rep. Hal Rogers should lose their next elections?

What I’ve always thought was odd was somehow, Alan Dershowitz’s first wife, Sue Barlach, has been erased. Try to find her obit, or anything about her. It’s like someone removed her from history.

Watchin’ Alan Dershowitz “justify” sex with underage girls tonight seems to be powered by the same mysterious compulsion that puzzled us all as he blindly defended Trump against obvious crimes. Tea’s got a feelin’ Epstein, Dershowitz and Trump are all connected in this mess.

BUSTED: Trump nominee caught lying about his qualifications as he faces Senate confirmation

Fairly clear #MoscowMitch touched a nerve. He should hear name of Oleg Deripaska 100 times a day. The calls for him to move to Moscow should never stop. He and @RandPaul can share a Dacha with Snowden. Get out of our country your filthy traitorous vermin @senatemajldr McConnell

Alan Dershowitz is doin’ legal gymnastics to “legalize” sex with 15 year old girls. Now why would a totally innocent feller need to do such a thing?

Why is the news acting like they don't know WHY #MoscowMitch is being called that? It's not just because he shut down a vote. It's money he gets from Russia. He's literally getting bribed. Why is American Steel not good enough?

Today we learned that: Scott Adams is a grifter 80 year old Alan Dershowitz wants to lower the age of consent to 15 And the president thinks he was a first responder. I’m going to sleep but not well

High-ranking Democrats are starting to suggest that, rather than indulge Donald Trump in his Twitter rants, the media and his political opponents should ignore and even unfollow him

FOX News anchor Shep Smith interrupts live network broadcast of @senatemajldr McConnell on Senate floor to 'fact check' and blast him on his continued inaction on Russian Interference & safeguarding our elections. Facts matter. #MoscowMitch

Trump supporter Matt Gaetz citing Jeffrey Epstein associate Alan Dershowitz as a character reference for Holocaust denier Chuck Johnson is the slimiest nested Russian doll in the history of U.S. politics

NEW: The Gilroy shooting suspect posted white supremacist themes on Instagram according to law enforcement officials. FBI Director Wray recently told Congress white supremacists had become the most dangerous group in the United States

Sean owns multiple mansions

A while ago, when Mitch is getting praised by conservatives for killing liberal bills: Lots of macho yucking it up about how proud he is to be the grim reaper. Today, when Mitch gets some heat for killing election security bills: Boo hoo, McCarthyism. Just a Kentucky snowflake.

Pretty horrifying breach of national security-no? The Arabs literally editing Trump's speech!- with Tom Barrack giving advance copies to Saudi and UAE so they could make revisions.