Saturday, October 19, 2019

Meet the people who really believe in Q-Anon. Seriously.

Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has tried to downplay his ties to Giuliani associates Igor Fruman and Lev Parnas, but the Tampa Bay Times has pictures of DeSantis hugging the men.

President Trump's moves since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched an impeachment investigation have drawn more criticism, not less, and have repeatedly tested his allies' loyalty, @jpaceDC reports in a news analysis.

Elijah Cummings's widow, Maya Rockeymoore, expected to run for his House seat

Russian Tool calls Russian Asset "respected"

Mitch McConnell: Trump's 'Nightmare' Syria Withdrawal Threatens To Bring Terror Home

I knew Rick Perry had previously sat on the Board of Energy Transfer Partners (infamously known for the Dakota Pipeline ) I had no idea about Perry’s Son - Energy Sec. Rick Perry’s son owns an energy investment company. Is that a problem?

Pence, announcing this Orwellian “ceasefire,” a grotesque evisceration of the Kurds: “I want to thank the millions of Americans who were carrying this moment in prayer.” That’s what this is about: reassuring the evangelical base, distressed by the sacrifice of Christian Kurds.

Tulsi Gabbard has received a number of endorsements from far-right and white nationalist activists. Why? What, Exactly, Is Tulsi Gabbard Up To?

WATCH: During live spacewalk call today, NASA astronaut Jessica Meir corrects President Trump for saying that the first all-female spacewalk is "the first time for a woman outside the Space Station."

I'm a lawyer paid to come up with words. I lack them. This is real -- it really is on the WH website.

Funny thing...I teach leadership. Values (like integrity) & virtue (part of character) are critical leader attributes. Selflessness, empathy, humility, courage are also. The challenge for leaders is to live and model these traits, not just talk about them.

London. Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets and descended on Parliament to demand another vote on any Brexit deal.

BREAKING: GOP @RepRooney — who hasn’t ruled out supporting impeachment — tells Fox News he is retiring.

Trump’s Atrocities: Chemical weapons expert determines Turkish forces used white phosphorus munitions against Kurdish civilians, which has been banned by chemical weapons conventions. Trump’s abrupt action ensured Putin‘s troops seized oil rich territo

"I'm begging the American people to pay attention to what is going on, because if you want to have a democracy intact for your children and your children's children and generations yet unborn, we have got to guard against this moment. This is our watch." -

NEW & IMPORTANT: A growing # of Hill Rs say they can no longer defend some of Trump’s recent actions, particularly his brazen decision to host the G-7 at Doral. There’s a sense among some that Trump is taking their loyalty for granted & they’re sick of it

Uh...who wants to tell him?

Parkrose High School football coach @KeanonLowe saved lives when he stopped a student with a gun. You’ll never believe how he did it.

Video op-ed with Alan Kennedy, a captain in the Colorado Army National Guard: "I Joined the Army to Prevent Genocide, Not to Pave the Way for It"

What a weird thing for @NoahShachtman to say Tulsi Gabbard praised Putin over Obama, her association with Russian bots has been reported in @nytimes, and she’s a regular guest on Russia Today and Sputnik So yeah, Noah, @HillaryClinton has the same “solid evidence” we all do

Former White House ethics director on Trump giving his own hotel G7 contract: “There is no level of corruption greater than a President participating in the award of a contract to himself”

Fox’s Judge Napolitano blasts Trump’s ‘profound violation’ of the Constitution

The Kremlin’s Democratic darlings are Tulsi Gabbard and Bernie Sanders. Moscow doesn’t think they’ll win, but does think they’ll help Trump to a second term.

We are finding out Trump/Ben Carson refused funds and aid to Puerto Rico. He was practicing for this Kurd Genocide.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard gets 2020 endorsement from David Duke

The Post promoting Turtle Man’s lies.

Ukrainians Blame Trump for ‘Capitulation’ in the War With Russia

“After trying to launch his own crypto and failing to turn an Italian monastery into a training camp for Europe’s far right, Bannon has a new plan: teaming up w/ a Chinese spiritual movement that reportedly believes Trump will bring about Judgment Day.”

Barr’s “embrace of these theories aligns with President Donald Trump's chief grievance that he was the victim of a "deep state" ....And some steps taken already point to the investigation being anything but a typical law enforcement inquiry”

US officials tell me ALARM BELL RINGING among diplomats in DC that U.S. could one day be held responsible for Crimes Against Humanity for ethnic cleansing of Syrian Kurds by opening the door to it, watching it, encouraging it (Trump's tweets and statements) and not stopping it.

Randy Perkins donated $500,000 to America First Action a day after his company won federal money as part of a contract. The same PAC was dubbed “Committee 1” in a federal indictment alleging illegal donations from two Rudy Giuliani associates.

Questions Arise About Nuclear Weapons at Base in Turkey

We need to see the transcripts of President Trump’s calls with Turkey’s President Erdogan. — Senator Chris Coons

Compromise by compromise, Trump has hammered away at what Republicans once saw as foundational virtues: decency, honesty, responsibility. He has asked them to substitute loyalty to him for their patriotism itself.

Republican official admits Pelosi has a point that ‘all roads lead to Putin’ for Trump

California utility sees decade of power cuts to avoid wildfires

How is the Trump crime syndicate able to commit crimes and abuses of power? - because we have 92 US Attorneys, subject to Trump’s wingman Barr, our so-called Justice system, all reduced to toadies. How else does a prosecutor overlook Mulvaney's admissions yesterday?

Rep. Elijah Cummings to lie in state at U.S. Capitol before funeral in Baltimore church


Trump’s buddy Erdogan is using a chemical weapon - white phosphorus - on the Kurds. “The burns on the screaming child brought into the hospital at Tal Tamir were enough to reduce even hardened medical staff to silence.” Trump & @GOP: ... crickets

"It would spark an uproar," says Sen. Richard Blumenthal, asked what would happen if President Trump were to pardon Rudy Giuliani. "I would say that kind of pardon itself might be an impeachable offense."

My latest for @thedailybeast. Trump is weak, and the bad guys know it...Erdogan made Trump his bitch twice on one week. The world is laughing at Donald Trump, and ready to exploit his weakness.

Hillary Clinton has now dropped out of the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit bc Kirstjen Nielsen will be speaking at it. She joins filmmaker dream hampton, who also withdrew her participation today

"Being a loyal Republican involves tying yourself in knots either by suspending disbelief or choosing to humiliate yourself and subjugate your conscience"

“Are we so weak and so inept diplomatically that Turkey forced the hand of the United States of America? Turkey?!?” - Senator Mitt Romney

Dear @CongressEthics: Can I write a law that directs government contracts to be awarded to my friends and family members? Just kidding. I'm not massively corrupt and a criminal like @realDonaldTrump.

Remember Puerto Rico? Yeah, in case you were worried that Trump hadn’t screwed them enough... HUD officials admit they knowingly stalled Puerto Rico housing relief funds

Then why did you come up and hug me at 2015 WHCD when I’d never met you (which was totally gross) and whisper in my ear that I had been “very unfairly treated” over Benghazi and “was doing a great job for the country”?

Just in >> House and Senate Dems just introduced the “THUG Act” which would block funding for the G7 at Doral.

Nothing says “normal Democratic presidential candidate and not Dr Jill Stein 2.0” like going on Tucker Carlson to complain about the previous democratic presidential candidate.

When Rudy Giuliani went to the funeral of George H.W. Bush, he brought with him a date. A most unusual date.

So many Bush connections. "Benczkowski has no prosecutorial experience, but he played a major behind-the-scenes role in managing the daily affairs of the DOJ late in the Bush admin. He also led the transition team at DOJ for the incoming Trump era."

Fastest way to destroy a brand...Louis Vuitton supports Treasonous Trump.

Donald J Trump is responsible for these deaths and hundreds more.

"How many times does something have to be investigated & disproven until you realize that this is…a smear tactic, not something real?" -Fareed Zakaria on a report that a multi-year State Dept. probe into Hillary Clinton's emails found no deliberate mishandling of classified info

I either missed the part where the House voted against impeachment, or Trump just told his 3 millionth lie, not sure which.

Tell me again how this guy ended up having dinner at the White House with the president of the United States?

They're committing crimes in plain sight.

Gabbard is vile; in some ways the best strategy is to ignore her. But 2016 election was multi-prong attack that involved not just attacking Clinton but bolstering candidates like Stein who undeniably played spoiler role. We ignore possibility of that repeating itself at our peril

Someone really should tell her!

Yeah, people go to jail for federal contract steering. Usually, they don't steer them to themselves. But, whether they steer contracts to their friends or themselves, they are essentially embezzling from the U.S. government. They are, in other words, stealing from all of us.

NYT Breaking: Giuliani has continued to represent clients and brokered deals and take on consulting contracts even as he has emerged as a central figure in the impeachment inquiry.

Head of the TN GOP House caucus 👇🏼still talking about a “fake Russia narrative” despite all American intelligence agencies confirming Russia meddled and continues to meddle in our elections. Tell the truth, Jeremy. It will feel better. And read the damn Mueller Report.

Tulsi Gabbard

This week's episode of "Another Damn Politics Podcast" is about the Kurdish fighters we've abandoned, particularly the women of the YPJ, who have a particularly clever way of fighting ISIS: being female. LISTEN to the whole episode HERE

I love how Jill Stein responded to the accusation of being a Russian asset with Russian talking points.

Tulsi when you’re done calling Hillary Clinton a warmonger, Assad is ready for his foot massage.

this new dril show sucks

... gen. barry mccaffrey on trump saying the kurds are "happy" with the situation in syria: "it makes him look stupid... it's simply an appalling statement."

Peter Navarro, White House director of trade and manufacturing policy, made up one of the people he repeatedly quotes in several of his nonfiction books. He defended the fabrication as a "whimsical device." His publisher isn't amused.

So fed up w/ Trump’s appointees wasting tax payer dollars on stupid vanity projects—Carson’s $31k dining set, Pruitt’s $43k phone booth, Zinke’s $139k doors, & now Sondland’s $400k kitchen reno—while cutting education and health care funding.

Warning: Erdogan today says his "safe zone" as agreed with Trump stretches 450x32 kms, from the Euphrates to Iraq. This includes all majority Kurdish and Christian areas of Syria. Senior U.S. officials say it is far narrower. Listen to Erdogan, not Trump.

NEW: Video of Epstein victim Courtney Wild

Here we go ... again. And this will keep on happening until ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ gets impeached. Giuliani pushed Trump administration to grant a visa to a Ukrainian official promising dirt on Democrats

18 USC §208(a) makes it a federal crime for an officer or employee of the executive branch to participate personally and substantially in awarding a government contract in which he has a financial interest.

... i've seen a lot of people asking why the house isn't holding people in contempt when stymied during impeachment proceedings. @lawrence reminded us the other day... it would typically fall to a barr-led doj to enforce such things.

To Win Giuliani’s Help, Oligarch’s Allies Pursued Biden Dirt

HUD officials knowingly failed 'to comply with the law,' stalled Puerto Rico hurricane relief funds

Republicans: WHAT is the holdup? Trump is now flaunting impeachable offenses in front of CAMERAS. Are you just going to stand there and say nothing? Are you ok with your legacy being “was submissive to Donald Trump?” Good Lord. Grow a spine and regain some self respect.

In 2015, Tulsi voted with Republicans to make it virtually impossible for Syrian refugees to come to the US. She parrots pro Assad talking points. She was fine with Russia bombing Syrians. She courts Hindu nationalists. She's supported by Bannon and MAGA. The more you know...

“I like how America thinks it’s too dangerous for [the U.S. military] to be here but safe for us to remain with Assad," a Western ISIS wife told @AnneSpeckhard

Trump's G7 self-dealing ploy could become article of impeachment

Trump self-dealing on G7 summit would boost failing Doral resort

Watchdog caught contractor donating to Trump SuperPAC: ProPublica

Criminal case overlaps uncomfortably with Trump impeachment probe