Saturday, September 7, 2019

House panel to take formal steps on impeachment probe next week

Payments to Glasgow Airport by DOD 2017 to 2019 PDF FULL

GOP lawmakers celebrate the 4th of July in Russia, the Taliban gets invited to Camp David just in time for 9/11. Everything is perfectly normal.

The vaping epidemic has now reached the point where multiple people have died and over 450 have been hospitalized, but @FDACommissioner is sitting on his hands. If Dr. Sharpless doesn’t take action in the next 10 days, I plan to call for his resignation. Enough is enough.

In other news, the President says he secretly invited the Taliban to Camp David tonight but then cancelled the meeting

Amber Rudd quits government over Johnson's Brexit stance

This airport in Scotland was struggling. If it closed, Trump Turnberry would be far less economically viable. And now it appears that he’s used his public power to prop it up for private gain, which is the definition of corruption.

BREAK: THE AIR FORCE has just confirmed to us that seven C-17 crew members stayed at Turnberry in March. Air Force ops & spending in Scotland are still under investigation, a spokesman said, and a response to House Oversight is not immediately forthcoming

Judiciary panel to activate rare impeachment-time authorities, highlighting divide in chamber’s endgame

A man suspected of involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that killed 298 people has been released along with 69 other prisoners from Russia and Ukraine in a long-awaited exchange, according to Ukrainian and Russia state news agencies

EXCLUSIVE: Jeffrey Epstein’s connections to the modeling industry included regular visits at a leading agency and donations to charities linked to its influential co-owner Faith Kates

From the staff note: “Our newsroom will continue its aggressive reporting on Mr. Epstein, investigating both the individuals and the broader systems of power that enabled him for so many years.”

EXCLUSIVE: House Democrats set to question Corey Lewandowski in public

Director of M.I.T.’s Media Lab, Joichi Ito, Resigns After Outcry Over Jeffrey Epstein Ties

Former NOAA chief operating officer

The chairwoman of the Republican Party of Arizona is defending a fundraising email in which she said the party would stop Democrat Mark Kelly, husband of former congresswoman and shooting survivor Gabrielle Giffords, “dead in his tracks.”

The new point person for Middle East peace previously showed visitors around the White House and carried Jared's phone. We're long past the point of being shocked at who's running our government, but this is absurd.

Lawyers for Australia-based Epstein accuser want to talk to Prince Andrew

The Trump admin has proposed a tariff of up to 100% on $25 billion in European items. Romano, Parmesan and Gouda are all on the list. But it's not just cheese. The tariff is proposed to hit a variety of items like wines, meats, olive oil, olives and pasta.

BREAKING from NYT: Ito resigns from MIT media lab in wake of Jeffrey Epstein scandal. (Also same day as @RonanFarrow piece in @NewYorker)

He was brought to live in the US at age 3, served two tours of military duty and is now in ICE custody. ‘I refuse to die in here': the marine who survived two tours and is now fighting deportation

NEW: After brutal beating of now-paralyzed Florida inmate, women take to social media to protest

Yes, Trump's tariffs are costing billions. No, China isn't paying

Putin says he offered to sell Trump Russia's latest weapons as part of efforts to revive strategic arms talks with the U.S.

Russia and Ukraine have begun exchanging prisoners in a deal to ease the latest bout of tensions between the neighbors

The @NRA is weaker than it’s ever been - financially and reputationally -and here’s proof: After two mass shootings in Texas, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick - a longtime NRA ally - has come out in support of background checks on unlicensed gun sales. And the NRA is pissed.

Soooooo here’s the background on the NOAA Comms Director. That’s...a lot of “consulting” money for the Trump Campaign

The NYT's brutal editorial about William Barr's DOJ -- A Cruel Parody of Antitrust Enforcement The DOJ is roughing up Trump’s political enemies. "The DOJ"s investigation is an act of bullying, plain and simple: a nakedly political abuse of authority."

#MoscowMitch lieutenant Susan Collins said today she will vote for McConnell for Senate Majority Leader again if she’s re-elected. That’s another six years of her putting Mitch over Maine.

The NYT's brutal editorial about William Barr's DOJ -- A Cruel Parody of Antitrust Enforcement The DOJ is roughing up Trump’s political enemies. "The DOJ"s investigation is an act of bullying, plain and simple: a nakedly political abuse of authority."

Kentucky deserves better. Replace McConnell with a patriot.

Resign: Texas Attorney General Stayed Quiet For Months as a Gun Owner Sent Threats to Kill Immigrants:

How an elite university research center concealed its relationship with a sex offender—documents show MIT Media Lab accepted donations directed by Jeffrey Epstein far in excess of what the university has admitted to, and worked to cover it up:

Donald Trump Enters The Eccentric Dictator Phase Of His Presidency

BREAKING: Two women tell French investigators they were assaulted by Epstein’s friend Jean-Luc Brunel

Worth noting: NOAA resides within the Dept. of Commerce, which is run by Wilbur Ross. That's right, the same guy who tried unsucessfully to insert politics into the Census. So, I'm sure this unsigned, Friday evening statement from NOAA is completely on the level.

New details here about House Judiciary plans next week. Panel will set procedures for hearings now that impeachment is under consideration - and will spell out that Nadler has the authority to call hearings in connection with its impeachment deliberations.

DHS and its subsidiary agencies have spent $119,530,544.14 on office furniture..

Rescues, relief efforts follow in Hurricane Dorian's wake

2016 election controversies likely to be eclipsed by 2020

Congress well suited to probe military stops at Trump resort

WaPo: Trump leveraging Ukraine military aid for dirt on Biden

House probes military travel to troubled Trump resort