Thursday, September 19, 2019

Mark Zuckerberg met with Trump during D.C. trip

Lawyers for Andrew McCabe have asserted that the D.C. U.S. attorney’s office is refusing to say whether a grand jury declined to indict McCabe and complained of inappropriate media leaks they claimed could only have come from the Justice Department.

McConnell changes position and backs $250 million for election security

Oh, and Trump's attorneys suck so profoundly that they inadvertently disclosed that the case is criminal - and the conflate a president's business with the president himself.

"When we fight, we win." Trump Administration ends its effort to force kids receiving life-saving medical care to stop treatment and get out of the country. USCIS will reinstate the policy. Statement from Rep. Ayanna Pressley

Whistleblower’s Complaint Is Said to Involve Multiple Acts by Trump: The complaint goes beyond a commitment that President Trump was said to have made to a world leader.

Tillerson says Trump had to be told he'd "been played" on occasions when Netanyahu used "misinformation" to persuade U.S.

Breaking via NYT: A potentially explosive complaint by a whistle-blower in the intelligence community said to involve President Trump was related to a series of actions that goes beyond any single discussion with a foreign leader, according to interviews.

The House Intelligence Committee has released letters related to the whistleblower complaint. Inspector General's letter to HPSCI: Inspector General's follow up: @RepAdamSchiff's letter to Acting DNI:

NYT: "Whistle-Blower’s Complaint Is Said to Involve Multiple Acts by Trump"

House comm chairs say will scrutinise July 25 call btw Trump & Zelensky during which Trump allegedly told Z to reopen Biden investigation

2,000 Russian troops training with new tanks along border to Norway

Trump appointee Darrell Issa’s confirmation hearing held up because he couldn’t pass the background check: report

Nothing screams GUILTY like trying to sue a prosecutor.

NEW: The court has released several new filings in Trump's lawsuit against Manhattan D.A. Vance, including the proposed injunction and Vance's subpoenas.

What is Bill Barr doing in the whistle-blower story? The law, as I understand it, doesn’t say that the AG should be consulted beforeDNI turns the information over to congress.

From @PamelaBrownCNN @evanperez @Kevinliptakcnn and @mkraju: WH & Justice Dept have advised nation's top intel agency that the whistleblower's complaint is outside intelligence activities as covered by laws governing intel whistleblowers, per 3 sources familiar with the matter

Thread: SCHIFF: “We are exploring with the House General Counsel what our options are.” He says if they go to court, he’s hopeful they’ll get quick action because judge will see the urgency of the matter.

SCHIFF: “We do not have the complaint. We do not know whether the press reports are accurate or inaccurate.”
MORE SCHIFF: DOJ is not sharing opinion about why it recommended withholding the whistleblower complaint. But he says it means entire whistleblower framework is jeopardized.
SCHIFF: “There is no privilege that covers whether the White House is involved in trying to stifle a whistleblower complaint.”
SCHIFF: The IG is trying to follow the law and is not being authorized by DNI and DOJ to share complaint with Congress. “Someone is trying to manipulate the system” to keep complaint from Congress.