Thursday, August 1, 2019

Chairman Graham just broke Judiciary Committee rules to advance Trump bill to indefinitely detain immigrant children. Senator Leahy will be speaking on this momentarily.

The Intelligence Community’s watchdog says he can only investigate the handling of security clearances for Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, and others who received it over the opposition of career security officials if the President asks him to. Won’t happen.

New. Rep. Ted Deutch, member of the House Judiciary Committee: "Sorry, Mr. President, the question is no longer whether the House should vote to proceed with a formal impeachment inquiry. The inquiry has already begun."

On the subject of #CrimeInfested. A thread. Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign chairman, owned and lived in a condo on 43rd floor of Trump Tower. Currently in prison for money-laundering, bank fraud, tax fraud, witness tampering and conspiracy against the United States.

More than half of all House Democrats now want to pursue impeachment proceedings, a threshold that may cause Speaker Nancy Pelosi to reconsider her steadfast opposition

1. This election is a referendum on Trump and nothing else. Policy is completely irrelevant. 2. Only the electoral college matters. If your campaign isn't focused on the 15 swing States you're helping Trump. The beatings will continue until morale improves.

Moscow Mitch strikes again: Lobbying for a Kentucky aluminum mill backed by the Russian metal company Rusal.

Why I will continue to defend clients like Jeffrey Epstein

Rep. Rashida Tlaib: “How the hell is this not inciting violence?”

Is it normal for foreign allies to edit drafts of campaign speeches?

They’re coming for you Putin. It’s only a matter of time.#RussianRevolution2 I look forward to watching the Russian people take their country back. Remember what they did to Tsar Nicholas

"What Mitch McConnell is trying to do this week is confirm more judges in a week than he allowed President Obama to have confirmed in his final two years in office." - Kristine Lucius, executive V.P. for policy at the Leadership Conference

Senior European diplomat: Trump administration has no real #Iran experts advising it on policy. Policy driven by ideology not knowledge

John Cornyn is what political scientists call a “huge fucking liar”

BREAKING: Chief Judge Howell has ordered the Justice Department to respond by Sep. 13 to the House Judiciary application filed last week for secret grand jury materials from FSC Mueller's investigation

Five police officers in Columbus, Ohio, face disciplinary measures in connection with the July 2018 arrest of Stormy Daniels at a local club

Why won’t Sen. McConnell allow a vote on election security legislation? Ever since 2016, when our top intelligence chiefs urged him to speak up and he refused, he has consistently failed to stand up to Russia’s election interference. Inaction is putting our democracy at risk.

Anderson: “Do you consider [Assad] a torturer or a murder?” Gabbard: “That’s not what this is about.”

"My point tonight, when I said that the Vice President hadn't learned the lessons of the past, is that look ... you're never going to deport your way to the negotiating table with Mitch McConnell." - Julián Castro on standing by his plan to decriminalize the border

Trump says Fed Chairman Jerome Powell “let us down” by delivering an insufficiently aggressive interest-rate cut

On the debate stage tonight, Juli├ín Castro made the case for congressional Democrats to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump. And then he called Mitch McConnell “Moscow Mitch.”

Jared and the Saudi Crown Prince Go Nuclear?