Friday, September 13, 2019

EXCLUSIVE: The department’s inspector general has been investigating Brian Hook and other State Department officials for their involvement in layoffs and other personnel decisions

New York Uncovers $1 Billion in Sackler Family Wire Transfers -bloody hell!!!

Rudy Giuliani’s estranged wife: "The hero of 9/11 has become a liar"

House Dems Leaning Against Calling Stormy Daniels as a Witness

Trump’s acting national security adviser claimed nuclear war with USSR was winnable

Democrats seeking to drag Jeff Sessions before Congress to testify in impeachment probe: report

Trump Transition official becomes lobbyist for Kremlin-controlled Russian Bank. Of course he does

Remember this the next time @realDonaldTrump tries to claim he supports military readiness. Believe what they do. Not what they say

I doubt this is over. Barr has orders, and he'll run McCabe to ground if it breaks every law, precedent, and DOJ procedure. They need a scalp for the Trump/Fox/QAnon crowd.

Powerful passage from the Rich v. Fox ruling.

Trump provoked ‘stunned silence’ by shouting ‘where’s my favorite dictator’ at meeting with Egyptian officials: report

#Breaking Global News has learned that the Director General of an intelligence unit at RCMP HQ has been arrested and charged under the secrets act involving espionage by foreign powers. Sources tell Global News this was an extensive national security investigation

Second Circuit to Ghislaine Maxwell in unsealing fight

Here's Mike Pompeo making a punchline out of Trump's egregious corruption during a speech today to paying customers at a hotel the president still owns and profits from

Republican PAC runs debate ad comparing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to genocidal Khmer Rouge

JUST IN: London Stock Exchange rejects Hong Kong takeover bid

Ponder this:#Ivanka tells #Republican donors she got her moral compass from her dad.


Spineless. @MittRomney is SO desperate to become president that he literally stands for NOTHING.

Julian Assange to be kept in prison because of ‘history of absconding

This is the ad Moscow Mitch does not want you to

Corner Office: “One million species are in danger of extinction,” said Jane Goodall. “So what I say to the business community is: Just think logically. This planet has finite natural resources.”

Whole Foods is cutting medical benefits for hundreds of part-time workers

Democrats still think that the key to winning is someone who WILL DESTROY Trump in a debate. Get it clear: Clinton mopped the floor with Trump three times and lost. Your only goal is: 270. The rest is a revenge fantasy that won't happen.

President Trump: "The light bulb. People said what's with the light bulb. I said here's the story, and I looked at it. The bulb that we're being forced to use. Number one, to me, most importantly, the light's no good. I always look orange. And so do you. The light is the worst."

The president hasn’t even tried to get the federal budget under control. He won’t discuss reforming the largest spending programs, and he hasn’t vetoed any of the massive spending bills. President Trump’s big-government agenda is not sustainable.

Only 4% Of Europeans Trust Donald Trump

This from the party that blew $2 trillion on tax cuts for the rich. Now make it up with Social Security cuts? Behind closed doors? I don’t think so

JUST IN: US concluded Israel likely planted surveillance devices near White House: report

Fascinating report from Spain re #PaulManafort concerning alleged attempt to thwart money laundering probe. Audio tapes are said to show conspirators plotting to frame prosecutors w false accusations of pedophilia.

A parade of Republican retirements. Red flags about the economy. Trump's approval under water. A nail-biter in a GOP stronghold. House Republicans are grappling with a string of ominous warning signs from over the past month that could spell doom in 2020

Bahamian families and communities face a long recovery from Hurricane Dorian. And Americans are reaching out to help. Brittany Garvin is helping people reunite and evacuate.

New: Mexico asks US to “freeze” arms trafficking, claiming that 70% of the country’s gun crimes this year were related to gun purchases made in the US and then smuggled into Mexico.

‘Absolute fealty at all times’: New report details the degrading demands Trump places on his aides

Twitter refuses to say who’s behind @DevinCow and @NunesAlt, the accounts being sued by Devin Nunes:

Mueller reported obstruction by Donald Trump / the very same charge Lindsey Graham used to impeach Bill Clinton. What has changed?

Kamala Harris: "The bottom line is this: Donald Trump, in office on trade policy, you know, he reminds me of that guy in "The Wizard of Oz," you know, when you pull back the curtain, it's a really small dude?"

Oh the irony if Trump's "wires" were really "tapped," but by Bibi not Obama.

This woman is part of the GOP leadership in the House. (In case you think the nasty, childlike, political name-calling behavior begins and ends with Trump).

Justin Kennedy signed off on Trump’s and Kushner’s loans at Deutsche Bank when no bank wanted to give them money. Justin‘s father is Justice Anthony Kennedy, who happened to retire abruptly to make way for Trump’s Brett Kavanaugh. I want a damn explanation for that shady shit.

Well done Moscow Mitch. Well done.

Yeah, it’s almost as if it’s just a fact that the president is a racist. Oh wait.

Mithril Capital raised over $1 billion on the name of Thiel, one of Silicon Valley’s biggest celebrities. Now federal investigators are looking under the hood.

Tonight, @vp is speaking to a gala at @realdonaldtrump's D.C. hotel -- a public official, helping one of Trump's private customers. It's just one speech. But it's an illustration of something about the Trump admin that's changing before our eyes

Now, it’s become a measure of something else: a change in himself.  He seems more willing to ignore a bedrock promise of his presidency -- that he'd never use his power to help his biz. And his aides seem less afraid of looking like they're helping. END

Beto O’Rourke’s camp has reported a Texas GOP lawmaker to the FBI for an ominous “my AR is ready for you” tweet

BREAKING: An Ohio lawmaker is planning to compel Republican Rep. Jim Jordan to testify under oath about whether he was aware that the wrestlers he coached at Ohio State University were being sexually abused by the team doctor. BIG NEWS

Trump EPA repeals Obama-era water protections to boost industry. More here:

This is a death threat, Representative. Clearly, you shouldn't own an AR-15—and neither should anyone else

Trump, making no sense at all, claims that 25 years ago "there was nobody here" in America, and therefore air and water was cleaner than it is now. Twenty five years ago was 1994.

Peter Thiel, Ann Coulter to star at Kris Kobach Senate fundraiser

The FBI is investigating a venture capital fund started by Peter Thiel for financial misconduct

NEW: MIT president admits he signed 2012 letter thanking Jeffrey Epstein for donation

"Ocasio-Cortez already receives a high number of death threats; by allowing this PAC to air an ad that links her to genocidal violence in Cambodia, ABC grants undeserved legitimacy to ideas that make her a target."

ABC’s decision to run this ad showing AOC’s face getting burned up and a bunch of human skulls appearing is perhaps one of the most outrageous and despicable things I’ve seen during the Trump era. We need to hold the media accountable for its actions.

wtf is this??

BREAKING: Sen. Elizabeth Warren Just released a plan to raise Social Security benefits by $200 a month for current and future beneficiaries by imposing a new Social Security 14.8 percent contribution requirement on wages above $250,000.

New: Across the country, low-income patients are overcoming stigmas surrounding poverty to speak out about nonprofit hospitals that sue them. Federal officials are noticing. Help us keep the pressure on

Come near our democracy again and we’ll wall you all back up tovarish. Full export controls, PNG and a Swift ban. You can live like your pals in #DPRK.

The trade war is resulting in a world that will benefit neither China nor the U.S.

Russia’s benchmark bond yield falls to levels not seen since before the annexation of Crimea and oil slump of 2014

These news cycles move so fast. Let's not forget on this day after 9/11, that Trump defunded military families to build his wall of hate.

Czech government will propose a law to ban non-state militia and paramilitary groups. It will effectively outlaw pro-Kremlin extremist groups who send their members to engage in terrorism on behalf of Russia in Ukraine

Report: Trump advisers looking for "escape" from China tariffs

Read Lawrence Bacow’s letter about Jeffrey Epstein’s donations to Harvard

A U.S. Congressional committee has issued a subpoena to question President Donald Trump's special Afghanistan envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, next week after peace talks with the Taliban abruptly ended.

"Trump is openly inviting foreign interference in the 2020 elections. No other president has faced the prospect of re-election or jail....for him the fight is existential". Me on how there are few limits on what Trump will do to win next year.

"Um… there’s a much simpler way to repel racists: Adopt anti-racist policies! Say: You know, trying to discourage voters from voting in a democracy is wrong."

Brexit Bulletin: Help From Hungary

Ohio lawmaker wants to slap Rep. Jim Jordan with a subpoena Oh yeah! Gym must pay for his crimes

Roger McNamee, an early investor in Facebook who introduced Sheryl Sandberg to Mark Zuckerberg, is in London to give evidence to parliament yesterday about the huge problems at the heart of the global platform.

"They feasted on him": Ants at VA nursing home bit a veteran 100 times before his death, daughter says

Mississippi Man Burns Crosses Outside Black Family's Home, Slapped with 11 Years in Prison

U.K. court challenges are mounting against Boris Johnson's Brexit strategy

Air Force says it sent crews to Trump’s Scottish resort up to 40 times

Interesting anecdote: I got an angry call from Ralph Porciani, the general manager at Trump Turnberry, yesterday. He declined to say how many service members have stayed at the resort, and claimed that the staff doesn’t ask its guests “what they do for a living.” But...

Beto O'Rourke, asked if he's proposing to take away certain guns: "I am. If it's a weapon that is designed to kill people on the battlefield ... Hell yes, we're going to take your AR-15, your AR-47. We're not going to allow it to be used against our fellow Americans anymore."

The impeachment process has officially begun today with this first step.

Trust can be reciprocated. Part of winning is knowing what’s worth more to you than winning—and that’s what we need in the presidency right now.

Trump says he would consider an interim trade deal with China. More here:

A group of protesters has gotten directly outside the chamber in North Carolina. They are chanting shame, as they should. Join them if you can.

How Warren Won Without Having a Big Moment

Sen. Lindsey Graham on impeachment inquiry: "I think it's completely absurd, it will backfire... If it's based on the Mueller report, or anything like the Mueller report, it's just a bunch of garbage."

House Judiciary announces impeachment investigation hearings will begin next week.

Trump may have poisoned the case he's pushing for against McCabe

Absent public charges, findings of McCabe grand jury unclear

DOJ pursuit of Trump vendetta against McCabe takes odd turn

Sensing bipartisan heat, Trump admin releases hold on Ukraine aid

Russia accused of backing Berlin assassination, seeks outed spy