Saturday, September 14, 2019

I'm no expert on Iran, but it's hard to understand why Iran would be doing this just days before an Israeli election--because this would seem to help Netanyahu, who calls for a hard line against Iran. It increases the chances Iran will be bombed right before an Israeli election.

8 years of unsuccessful email hearings really takes a toll on a guy... Jeezuz, Trey looks 80 years old

If the administration wants the world to believe what it says at a time like this, it shouldn’t lie so regularly and so brazenly the rest of the time. Talk about a credibility gap.

Unbelievable! Cameron Ortis, the Canadian law enforcement official heading up the money laundering investigation connected to the Magnitsky murder was arrested last night in Ottawa for alleged espionage and working with a foreign power. Same thing happened in Switzerland

NEW: Federal judge issues INJUNCTION blocking Tennessee's law seeking to impose criminal penalties and fines on groups that register people to vote. This is a victory for hard-working grassroots activists in TN. Will keep fighting

They do. Eighty percent of gun owners and 74% of @NRA members support stronger gun laws. Apparently the NRA doesn’t understand its own base.

I'm heartsick for Bee Love Slater and her loved ones. The murder of Black trans women is a crisis—and we have to act now to stop it.

This white man with a gun has a lot to say to police, but he never has to say, "I can't breathe."

Mnuchin has an investment worth at least $500,000 in a Treasury fund whose assets will be invested in the U.S. Treasury, which Mnuchin oversees. This might be illegal. We’ve sued Treasury for records to find out.

BREAKING: RCMP official charged with breaching official secrets law oversaw Russian money-laundering probe

For years, @senatemajldr worked with gun dealers at the NRA to block CDC research into gun violence.

Record rainfall across southeastern Spain has brought widespread flooding, prompting thousands of rescues and leaving at least 6 dead in the region,

Here’s an idea: When a party wins more votes, but fewer seats, it triggers an automatic nonpartisan remapping. The 59 million Americans living under entrenched minority rule deserve nothing less.

Pool report: "The motorcade departed Trump National Golf Club ... Two protestors greeted the procession with signs as it passed. One read 'resign' and the other, 'fake POTUS.'"

Russia's state nuclear energy company has announced the arrival in the Arctic port town Pevek of the nuclear power plant, which Greenpeace has dubbed a "floating Chernobyl."

Schiff: "So far as the Committee is aware, this marks the first time a Director of National Intelligence has ever sought to overrule the IC IG and conceal from Congress a whistleblower complaint—in this case, one the IC IG has already determined to be a credible urgent concern."

Fmr. Deputy FBI Director McCabe's plea to avoid criminal charges has been rejected. Will a grand jury indict him? His lawyers are asking for answers

Media Blackout on Brazil's Anti-Bolsonaro Protests

President Trump's Republican challengers slam canceled primaries: "Only the weak fear competition"

Federal judge blocks Tennessee voter registration law, citing harm to 'constitutional rights'

Interior Department says it will temporarily block Democratic aides from official oversight trips Defunding democratic oversight?! Wtf?

Oh, ok. "Some of the attention has focused on the role played by Luther Strange, a Republican former Alabama attorney general who has been working for members of the Sackler family..."

The @BostonGlobe is out tonight with a mind-blowing story about an MIT prof who commandeered her students into making and sending a thank-you gift for Jeffrey Epstein -- at the behest of Joi Ito.


Bill Barr is nothing more than a two-bit mob lawyer with a severely inflated opinion of himself. On my list of people who are f*cking-up our nation, he is third - behind Fat-45* & Yertle McConnell

As @EdwardGLuce explained in @FinancialTimes, President Trump has sent every signal that, left to his devices, he’ll try to misuse his power to interfere with the upcoming election.

The Trump administration has scrapped three border wall projects

“Have a great weekend. The President makes such a thing possible for us all.” - Lou Dobbs doing his best North Korea impression

Trump says the federal government gave San Francisco and Los Angeles notice today that they need to quickly clean up homelessness in their city, or the federal government is going to step in and do something about it

Schiff accuses top intel official of illegally withholding 'urgent' whistleblower complaint

Bevin: If tax dollars not used, plane trips "none of their business'

Yemen's Houthi rebels say they were behind overnight attacks on Saudi oil facilities, using 10 drones

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

Now, I hope the students who didn't get into that school sue her for all of her assets.

“CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other top Facebook executives have been hit with a complaint accusing them of insider trading. The suit also blames them for the privacy scandals that have rocked Facebook and its stock value since 2016.”

“According to the complaint, Zuckerberg, Sandberg & another board member also violated securities laws and their duties to shareholders by cashing out “massive amounts” of their personal Fb stock while urging investors to vote against...privacy oversight.”

She helped build Google's ad dept. and made billion$. Then, Facebook hired her to do the same. And she did. She's responsible for selling fb user data for billion$. #SherylKnows PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS v. FACEBOOK, INC., SCL GROUP LIMITED, CAMBRIDGE, ANALYTICA LLC

If this guy was say, an airline pilot (God forbid), and he showed up for a flight looking like this would anyone let him near the controls?

A war threat? Thank you for proving why we need to have licensing requirements, background checks, and red flag laws. Anyone who would “go to war” if a law was passed through democratic means SHOULD NOT own a gun.

Trouble in paradise. The Chinese Govt has accused Hong Kong's wealthiest man of encouraging unrest & crime after he called on Beijing to show mercy & forgiveness towards the democracy protesters

Trump Gives Greenlight to Poison Nation’s Water Supply

“Where’s my favorite dictator?” Mr. Trump called out...” Either that’s Secret Service’s cue to bring in your mirror; or the the answer to your question is: 55.7520° N, 37.6175° E. You’re welcome,

So, yesterday Trump was banning all vaping, and now he’s just going after counterfeits? What happened....did the crooked head of the NRA call him?

The US Navy sailed a warship near the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea as part of an operation aimed at challenging Chinese claims to the area, a move that drew protest from Beijing, which accused the US of practicing "navigational hegemony."

Imagine saying this after a white supremacist drove 9 hours to the Texas border last month to shoot and kill 22 people. “The people in the middle of this country, we're going to be armed and ready, because we have to have a means to defend ourselves. Who knows who's coming in?”

Ladies and gentlemen, we have another sneaky move by the North Carolina Republican Party. They opened in person public comment on redistricting maps with no notice and without final maps this morning. First the House and now the citizens

On racial drug disparities: not only were black addicts treated like criminals while white addicts are now treated like victims, black drug dealers got the book thrown at them and put in jail while these corporate white opioid drug dealers just get to pay a fine and walk away.

Trump is acting like vapes are deadlier than guns, writes @MichaelDalynyc

Thomas Piketty is back with a 1,200-page guide to abolishing billionaires

Andrew McCabe's lawyers urge prosecutors not to keep pursuing charges

Rep. Kenny Marchant calls it quits, becomes 12th House Republican to retire

Removing Bill Barr from office ought to be as high a priority as the presidential impeachment investigation. He is a direct threat to US national security and our system of laws.

“The Committee can only conclude, based on this remarkable confluence of factors, that the serious misconduct at issue involves the President of the United States and/or other senior White House or Administration officials.”

Stormy testifying will make trump crazy ergo democrats must do it.

Watched @ChrisCuomo decimate @ElizabethHeng, who made the AOC ad. She appears not to understand that Trump’s policies would have left her family to perish under the Khmer Rouge. Also says that Trump’s support of murderous dictators around the world is just “foreign policy”

The former British prime minister who called the Brexit referendum and then saw the public vote to leave the European Union says he is sorry for the divisions it has caused.

Bolton has resumed his old job as the head of two political action committees.

Trump himself is a national security threat

National Tragedy! Trump begins border wall construction in Unesco reserve — The wall will traverse the entirety of the southern edge of the Organ Pipe Cactus national monument, one of the most biologically diverse regions in the US

Here's what acting director of national intelligence Joseph Maguire looks like:

Just for reference, Dan Coats' last day on the job was reportedly Aug. 15

Two more details revealed in Schiff's Sept. 10 letter: The whistleblower 1st filed the compliant with the IC inspector general on Aug. 12 On Aug. 26, the IC inspector general, shared the complaint (intended for Congress) w/ the acting director of national intelligence.

"The Committee can only conclude, based on this remarkable confluence of factors, that the serious misconduct at issue involves the President of the United States and/or other senior White House or Administration officials."

“A former mobster turned state witness against one of Israel's largest crime syndicates was shot dead on Friday in Kafr Bara in central Israel.”

Dear #MoscowMitch, Perhaps, instead, we should investigate all the deaths that AK-47s and AR-15s have caused in mass shootings. Now this is something that “should concern all Americans.” The numbers are far worse. But you are beholden to the NRA. Best, A Worried Citizen

Taliban visits Moscow days after Trump says talks 'dead'#Russia

Nadler: 'No question: we're in investigation to determine articles of impeachment'

Trump makes mistake of making checkable claim on G7 sites

Russian revenge killing is not new but Putin's boldness may be

'We're worried about Russian defectors, because of Putin'

Russia growing more bold with deadly retribution

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on the Rachel Maddow Show Tuesday, 9/17

Speaking to the House GOP retreat, Trump brags that "earlier today, my administration formally repealed the horrible, dangerous, anti-everything waters of the United States rule." He then thanks @replouiegohmert, while Republicans applaud.

The New York attorney general’s office says members of the Sackler family secretly wired themselves around a billion dollars as they faced a lawsuit over the opioid crisis.

If you think Sinclair TV stations running that @AOC attack ad was bad, know that it's far from the first time they've done this. Watch this, and keep in mind that Sinclair's right-wing propaganda now reaches 72% of all households in America:

Susan Collins was the deciding vote again, this time to take funds meant for the military and military families across the world in order to fund Trump's border wall.

FED: “If we charge zero interest, how do we make any money?” TRUMP: “Volume.”

A federal appeals court in New York on Friday revived a lawsuit alleging that President Trump is illegally profiting from his hotels and restaurants in New York and Washington in violation of the Constitution’s anti-corruption, or emoluments, clauses

Justice Sotomayor warns the Supreme Court is doing “extraordinary” favors for Trump The Trump administration thinks the court is its personal fixer. The court isn’t doing much to disabuse it of this idea.

Mystery surrounds Saudi crown prince's enforcer in the year since Jamal Khashoggi's death

Global News has learned this op not a stand alone, it's part of a broader intl op to roll up breaches in highly classified information and there is cooperation between Five Eyes and NATO countries. Two sources tell me more arrests are coming in other countries

Report: Air Force calls diversion of funds for border wall a national security risk

Wow. The Justice Department argues the House of Representatives should not have access to the results of a criminal investigation of the President. The House has the "sole power" to remove the President from office. No court will deny the House the ability to exercise its duty.

RCMP intel director charged in major case was top adviser to former force head: sources

Doctor of Isabel Bueso writing in WaPo — “Immigrants help us find treatments for rare diseases. We owe them for that.”

Schiff accuses top intel official of illegally withholding 'urgent' whistleblower complaint

From initiating investigations urged by Trump, To threatening auto companies who dare embrace cleaner air than Trump, To twisting the law to serve and protect Trump, We see the slow unraveling of a once proud Department of Justice – And the interests of justice along with it.

Remember when Americans didn't even have to know that the emoluments clause of the Constitution explicitly says the president can't profit from business dealings with foreign countries? Remember those innocent days?

... Does anyone not understand that the Kremlin is the Taliban's primary patron now?

"You get lazy, you get.. the security that you think you don't need... and that's when Putin attacks." -Joseph Augustyn, ran the CIA's Defector Operations Center

This piece -- spot on. It's like Democrats have never figured out that Republicans are fighting an irregular, asymmetric war against them -- and winning -- for decades.

SCHIFF has issued a cryptic subpoena, claiming an intel community whistleblower's complaint has been withheld from Congress -- and could, perhaps, involve the president.

An emolumental victory for enforcement of the emoluments clause. Yes, injured competitors do have standing to sue. U.S. appeals court says Trump cannot dodge foreign corruption lawsuit

Famed MIT scientist defends Epstein: Victims were "entirely willing"

“Do Republicans really want to be the party with a nominating process that more resembles Russia or China than our American tradition?”

US to reveal Saudi official allegedly tied to 9/11 attackers

US and Brazil agree to Amazon development. So we are not saving the amazon but instead are now directly complicit in its destruction

Connect the dots: 1 Spy extracted from Russia is outed w/ MSM coverage 2 Schiff says DNI is withholding urgent whistleblower info 3 IG agrees- urgent 4 Barr helps cover Guess only- Trump's ppl planned to expose spy to Putin. Going public stopped the plan.

It’s a lie! Undocumented make things happen, pay taxes, and You Mr. President build towers with them, run golf courses with them, made wine with them....It doesn’t cost America what you say! Actually we are all richer because them....and it’s wrong! Without them economy collapse!

16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg and other young protesters rallied outside the White House, calling for urgent action on the climate crisis

Exclusive from @ckubeNBC: Trump's plan to pay for his border wall by taking funds from Air Force military construction projects poses various national security risks, per a new report.

Giant corporations don’t get to ruin the water for everyone else because it increases their profitability. When I’m president, I’ll reinstate the clean water rule to protect our streams and wetlands—and the drinking water they provide

Devin Nunes Was Trump’s Mole Inside the Gang of Eight

2nd Circuit Rules Fox News Must Face Suit Brought by Seth Rich's Family

Noted chef Adam Perry Lang Flew on Jeffrey Epstein’s Private Jet, Pilot Testifies in new unsealed court documents.

House Republicans say they'll run in 2020 on repealing Obamacare

UPDATE: Sen. Ted Cruz still sacrificing American lives for political gain. "Cruz said if Republicans strike a deal with Democrats to require background checks on all gun sales, they will demoralize the base ahead of next year’s presidential election."

There’s a direct US connection in Canada’s developing espionage story.

It was not until almost a year and a half after the Skripal attack that the Trump administration was finally shamed into implementing those sanctions, begrudgingly and belatedly. Y'know when they finally put those sanctions into effect? Last month

DOJ says you can’t indict a president. Also, DOJ says Congress can’t have the evidence DOJ got in grand jury to use during its impeachment investigation. Also DOJ, it’s ok that you can’t indict a president because...impeachment.

An appalling Republican ad during the Democratic debate attacked @AOC for the genocide in Cambodia a decade before her birth, but it was a Republican president, Richard Nixon, whose secret bombing created the conditions for the Khmer Rouge to seize power

Data continue to indicate Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud party will lose power in elections set for September 17, according to GeoQuant

A joint op-ed from Trump's GOP primary challengers Mark Sanford, Joe Walsh and Bill Weld...

New filing in Application for the Release of Mueller Grand Jury Materials: Response to (non-motion) Document

Rule of leadership - reward what you value. This award shows us what Barr values.