Friday, August 2, 2019

Palm Beach sheriff who OKd Jeffrey Epstein’s work release now wants program reviewed

When he tweets stuff like this, remember the humanitarian nightmare Kim is presiding over. Trump is sucking up to a monster and getting nothing out in return.

"Impeachment was supposed to be a dead letter after Mueller Time. Instead, it’s getting closer"

BREAKING: Coroner finds California festival gunman killed himself, contradicting police account that officers fired fatal shot.

The Trump administration is moving to end family-based reunification programs for Haitians and Filipino World War II veterans

This legitimately might be the funniest thing Trump has ever said

And in *this* administration, that's saying something. | Top State Department adviser fired over 'abusive' management style

Make way for cages? The Boston Public Garden's famous duck statues were in cages and mylar blankets to protest the conditions for migrant kids at the border

Mitch McConnell was in such a rush to cut taxes for the rich that his bill RAISED taxes on Gold Star families. Now he's sent the Senate to recess without a fix and is brushing off Gold Star widows. Maybe we need Jon Stewart to pressure him to do the right thing here too.

Kelly Craft is Trump’s new UN Ambassador. Kelly Craft happened to be a “high-rate” customer at Trump Hotel.

Aside from two dozen dipshits in Portland, Antifa largely exists in fevered production meetings at Fox lol.

Sheriff slams Pence for stiffing cops with huge bill while holding $700,000 fundraiser

#LeningradLindsey wants us to think he wants to hold Putin’s regime accountable. While he’s poisoning Democracy. Our #VigilForDemocracy #V4D ran 10.5 hours yesterday, ending with @AEMarling’s protest art. #NoonDaily SF Federal Building

He has never heard of the Warsaw Uprising

The lack of basic competence, nominal vetting, a rational policy process and the lack of quality candidates willing to work for Trump is subplot to his Twitter-ing, but it is equally (if not more) important.

So what you're saying is, POTUS didn't call Putin about forest fires. Like Flynn, he called to beg forgiveness in advance for the new sanctions. Got it.

Many Trump officials have said that "U.S. election officials are at risk of Russian interference." Trump says he doesn't believe it. Is it more plausible that he does indeed believe the Russians will interfere, and that he & #MoscowMitch welcome it

#MAGA Weather Report

KKK is happy with Trump.

A question for @realDonaldTrump: If the media is so lame, then why do you have to dump your unexperienced, resume-embellishing, conspiracy theory-pushing pick for the top intelligence position in the US government?

The Senate’s pushback on John Ratcliffe’s DNI nomination suggests the House would be wise to focus its impeachment efforts on Trump’s threats to national security

BREAKING: Trump said Rep. John Ratcliffe was out of the running to be the director of national intelligence, saying he told the GOP lawmaker "how miserable it would be for him and his family" to move forward

R. Kelly vanishes while being moved from Chicago to Brooklyn: attorney Attorney Douglas Anton said Kelly vanished while being moved from Chicago federal lockup to Brooklyn, and he hasn’t been able to talk to the pop star.

On MSNBC Friday 2 Aug. 1 pm ET. Nuclear Arms Control. ARI VELSHI. Trump walks away from INF Treaty today. NEW START Treaty expires 2021. Global community 14,000 nuke weapons. US and Russia 90%. China TINY number. Soon NO NUKE ARMS CONTROL CONSTRAINTS.

Fox & Friends touts Trump's "connections to Ohio" without noting they involve housing discrimination Trump worked at a Cincinnati housing complex owned by his father -- who was sued for not renting units to Black people

A decision issued A.G. Barr this week will restrict migrants' ability to claim asylum based on family relations. Barr said simply being part of a nuclear family targeted for persecution doesn't qualify as a "particular social group" eligible for asylum.

Steven Pinker's aid in Jeffrey Epstein's legal defense renews criticism of the increasingly divisive public intellectual

Hate crimes have risen by 226% in counties that hosted a Trump rally in 2016. Two. Hundred. Twenty. Six. Let that sink in

New: The White House has asked ODNI for a list of all its senior people (GS-15 or higher) who have been there at least 90 days

All 83 Ethics Complaints Against Kavanaugh Have Been Dismissed for Good (not because he was exonerated but because, now that he is on the Supreme Court, he is immune from oversight)

Oh Twitter Morning Joe just named trump #FatBastard from Austin Powers.

U.S. tourism is on the ropes

This is so low rent thug: "That's a nice house you got a shame if something happened to it."

Lots of Q shirts here at the rally in Cincinnati and Trump pre-rally speaker Brandon Straka just said "Where we go one, we go all." -- a common rallying cry of the #QAnon movement. They even have an acronym for it. #WWG1GWA.

This is essentially inciting violence. Yes, the president of the United States is mockingly celebrating and encouraging criminal activity. Good work, law-and-order Republicans.

Trump: “Until such time as there is a deal, we will be taxing the hell out of China” Your daily reminder that tariffs are taxes paid by U.S. businesses and consumers.

The president of the United States is a monster

"Trump made the big mistake of giving these missiles a pass,"

"A majority of House Democrats now support an impeachment inquiry into the crimes of Donald Trump. The will of the caucus has tipped, and with it may—eventually—come the Trump presidency."

Willfully ignorant or just plain gaslighting?

If you don’t like the nickname, @senatemajldr, maybe you should start working for The United States.

#MoscowMitch got $3.5 million from the Russians.#LeningradLindsey helped himself to $800,000. #MarcoRubles pocketed $1.5 million. Who exactly is the @GOP working for?

Back to the usual question is the president lying or does the president not understand a basic economic principle?

U.S. Formally Withdraws From 1987 Nuclear Pact With Russia

What a shining example for our children this president is.

After bullying Cummings all week and using racist attacks on him and Baltimore, Trump takes joy in a senior member of Congress being a victim of burglary. This is so messed up.

“Why did Justice Kennedy retire so abruptly? What role did his son at Deutsche Bank play? Who paid off Brett Kavanaugh’s $92,000 country club fees plus his $200,000 credit card debt plus his $1.2 million mortgage, and purchased themselves a SCOTUS seat?”

DIVIDE AND CONQUER: The Russians Are Loving the Democrats’ Debates The Kremlin's Democratic darlings are Tulsi Gabbard and Bernie Sanders. Moscow doesn't think they'll win, but believes they will help Trump’s re-election.#Russia

The Trump administration lifts restraints on Russia’s missiles. Why am I not surprised?

The time for the House to impeach @realDonaldTrump was months ago. Any representative who does not support even a formal impeachment inquiry needs to be voted out. A Majority Of House Democrats Support An Impeachment Inquiry Into Donald Trump

Gates will also be called by the Manhattan D.A.’s office to testify in the state trial of Paul Manafort in 2020, per filing

Trump’s GOP Braces for Midwest Massacre

Trump’s UN ambassador is telling lies that create a national security threat.

Facebook announced Thursday that it had dismantled more than 350 accounts and pages connected to the Saudi government for engaging in “coordinated inauthentic behavior,” the social network’s catchall term for misinformation, impersonation, and spamming

Oh: "As Domestic Troubles Mount, China Points Finger at U.S."

You’d think Republicans would get the hint that working for Trump is intolerable and representing his supporters is worse. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿป‍♀️๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ#FridayThoughts Republicans on Edge as More Lawmakers Throw in the Towel

The private prison industry is under renewed scrutiny, and things are not going well for it. Here’s a roundup of some of the high-profile actors targeting private prisons.

He may still make it through confirmation. Mitch fears being replaced by Senator Incitatus if Trump gets all wrathful.

When you have a president who makes metaphors and literary allusions pointless. The man is literally out here threatening windmills! Come on

Want to reduce police brutality? Make it a mandatory five-year sentence for any officer who lies about an incident.

Good Morning, @senatemajldr! It has come to my attention that you are being called #MoscowMitch! How terrible! Maybe you should return the Russian bribes? Anyways, have a great day!

#MoscowMitch wants to make sure no hostile force on earth can overtake us on the battlefield. But if they overtake us at the ballot box, that's just dandy ... ... as long as they send him a check

The Jill Stein if 2020. Don’t fall for it!

Robert F. Kennedy's granddaughter, Saoirse Kennedy Hill, has died, the family announced in a statement

He’s a walking commercial for Russia and Saudi Arabia Weird

The President of the United States just said that Kim Jong Un testing ballistic missiles was no bigs. Then threatened to release 2500 ISIS fighters into Europe. Yeah... #Trump just threatened our allies with ISIS fighters.

Looks like someone is preparing for war

The USA maintains nuclear weapons in Belgium, Turkey, Italy, The Netherlands, and Germany. None of the citizens of those countries wants Donald Trump to have the ability to launch nukes from their backyard. Most of USA agrees with them.

The idea that “immigrants built America” bring offensive to Trump supporters shows how far gone they are. There is no sense of our nation’s history, no respect for the undocumented Polish workers who built Trump Tower.

Last night at Donald Trump's rally in Cincinnati, QAnon supporters weren't just in the crowd- they were given the podium. This, on the same day a leaked FBI report named QAnon as a dangerous conspiracy theory that may promote domestic terror.

These brave people just interrupted Trump’s rally in Cincinnati. The crowd isn’t happy.

Kellyanne Conway needs to be removed from federal service.

The 1991 Chemical and Biological Weapons (CBW) Act requires the president to impose a second round of sanctions if he cannot determine whether the country in question has stopped using chemical weapons within three months

BREAKING: China threatens unspecified 'necessary countermeasures' against U.S. if Trump goes ahead with latest tariff hike.

Trump has now made shitting on Baltimore part of his campaign speeches. Echoing someone in the crowd, he claims the homicide rate is higher in the city than Afghanistan.

Of all the months in all the years since humans started recording temperatures, July was the hottest

Your regular reminder that the @realDonaldTrump Administration is suing to eliminate health care coverage for Americans with pre-existing conditions.

#RogerStone loses in his bid to dismiss the charges against him

It's also a sign that the Russians assessed Gabbard correctly. They believe she will hurt the party. Her ego will probably have her run as an independent when she loses the primary. They did the same with Jill Stein.

"Moscow Mitch" is up to his neck is the Trump Swamp, and you have to wonder if he has direct ties to Russian interests via his former staffers who lobbied Congress on a Russian-backed Kentucky project. Wow! Does this look crooked, or what?

Chuck Schumer predicts political pressure will force Mitch McConnell to take up election security

Trump told his audience of people who got free tickets to his rally because tickets to his rallies are free: "We've sold tens of thousands of tickets, and you know, at the sale prices, we keep it nice and low, but keep it nice and low."

New: State prosecutors in Manhattan subpoenaed Trump's family business today, demanding the Trump Organization provide documents related to money that had been used to buy the silence of Stormy Daniels, according to NYT

This is our new UN Ambassador, Kelly Knight Craft on climate change: “I believe there are scientists on both sides that are accurate....I think that both sides have their own results from their studies, and I appreciate and respect both sides of the science.”

A lot of Republican retirements announced recently. But this is the most significant.

The aggressive way the CNN moderators pit the Dems against each other was a disservice to the country. We need to hear how they’ll beat Trump, not each other. When the house is on fire, I don’t want to watch firefighters arguing over who’s best. I want them to put out the fire.

All 83 Ethics Complaints Against Justice Brett Kavanaugh Have Been Dismissed For Good

.@CREWcrew sued to obtain records of any communications or decisions former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly had related to Caliburn, which operates the US's largest shelter for unaccompanied migrant children. Kelly now serves on Caliburn's board.

Texas joins states suing to stop T-Mobile, Sprint deal as trial delayed

trump’s abuse of office by using the federal government to punish ⁦@washingtonpost⁩ owner Jeff Bezos & ⁦@amazon⁩ — first by using the Postal Service, now the Pentagon — is in and of itself an impeachable offense.

BREAKING: Three @NRA board members just resigned saying that they lost their committee assignments after raising questions about certain spending by CEO Wayne LaPierre.

New: Kris Kobach is using the We Build The Wall nonprofit group, where he serves as general counsel, to raise money for his Senate campaign. Legal experts say he's likely violating campaign finance laws

Recall: Craig is former President Barack Obama’s White House counsel and he was charged w/ lying to officials about Ukrainian lobbying w/Manafort. My colleague @MMineiro_CNS had the latest on Stone earlier today

Neatly tucked into this brief filing, a reminder: Gates has been advised by the District Attorney’s Office in New York that he'll be called to testify in the trial of Paul Manafort "at some point in 2020."

It’s a KKK rally..I literally don’t see one person of color here. If they are , they are likely being paid.

Asked by @KarenTravers about Mueller's warning that Russia is continuing to interfere with U.S. elections, Pres. Trump says, "You don't really believe this. Do you believe this?" Trump says he did not raise the issue during call with Vladimir Putin.

That's what cracks me up about the crop of Senate GOPers who think "I can win Trumpist voters with a smarter version of his politics." They're SO WRONG. The base is a family personality cult now, and the Imperial Trumps will be the nominees forever.

SecState should hope for diplomacy but there is an obvious pattern here. - Kim only meets with Trump + tries to wear him down. - experts don't meet. - Kim makes more weapons.

After Trump cites Amazon concerns, Pentagon reexamines $10 billion JEDI cloud contract process

.@JoeNBC says that 'Moscow Mitch' blocking election security measures is 'unAmerican.'

Fox's Shep Smith Calls Out Mitch McConnell For Blocking Election Security

We finally have a statement from @Scytl on the suspension of the @swisspost evoting system because of multiple critical vulnerabilities (mostly: "This vulnerability could allow a voter to cast an invalid vote which would not be detected by the voter")

Something seriously wrong with this picture: we have a President who can’t be prosecuted for crimes that helped him get into office & a Supreme Court Justice who can’t be investigated for ethics violations committed in during in the confirmation process for that position.

I bet Moscow Mitch would hate to get a bunch of postcards addressed to Moscow Mitch Russell Senate Office Building, 317 Delaware Ave NE, Washington, DC 20510