Thursday, November 14, 2019

.@BillClinton tells Trump to work with Congress despite impeachment: 'You got hired to do a job.'

If the voice does indeed belong to the mysterious professor, or even if it does not, it begs the question why the name Mifsud would resurface on the eve of the open impeachment hearings into Trump over the Ukraine?

When you’re trying to propagate a pro-Russian conspiracy theory, I guess you don’t care if the Russians are listening in

Jurors in the Roger Stone trial spent more than five hours today ensconced in the D.C. federal courthouse without reaching a verdict

DOJ investigating GOP Rep. Ross Spano over alleged campaign finance violations

This ad is so awesome—a fabulous example of how to defang dog whistle anti-immigrant messages! Watch and share, please!!!

LA Sheriffs department says a second student has died: one of the 14-year-old males.

Four weeks ago, The Times provided visual evidence showing that the Russian Air Force bombed a Syrian hospital. Last Wednesday, Russia did it again.

The Federalist Society’s hosting a black tie dinner inside Union Station tonight, so protestors rolled up a big screen and loud speakers blaring Christine Blasey Ford’s Kavanaugh testimony as a welcome to attendees

No verdict today. Jury back tomorrow.

A private organization, funded by secretive anonymous donors, has an improper role in the selection of federal judges and justices. It’s called the Federalist Society. And Justice Kavanaugh is there tonight.

His inexperience and lack of knowledge was a feature, not a bug of the plan.

The American public will hear from Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, who was subjected to a vicious smear campaign that led to her unjustified removal, tomorrow at 9AM ET. Her testimony will show how our foreign policy was hijacked for the personal gain of Trump and his allies

Trump is asking Supreme Court to block the release of his tax returns, his attorney @jaysekulow says in statement.

NEW: Trump admin. is preparing paperwork to begin taking over private land to build the president's long-promised border wall as early as this week, according to two officials familiar with the process.

A suspect is in custody after a shooting at a California high school that left multiple people injured, authorities said

While debating gun control legislation on the Senate floor, Sen. Richard Blumenthal learns of the reported shooting in California. "How can we turn the other way? How can we refuse to see that shooting in real time, demanding our attention?"

Rep. Collins and Amb. Taylor are both military veterans. And we should be grateful to both for serving. But yesterday, only one of them acted professionally. Treating someone who is serving his country abroad in this manner is beneath the dignity of our office.

Nancy Pelosi trolling Trump by defining “exculpatory” for him will make your day.

Judge Amy Bergman Jackson has just sent jury in Roger Stone trial off to deliberate - court adjourned until she receives word they are ready to deliver a verdict. Jury made up of 9 women, 3 men

NEW from the AP: Suriya Jayanti, a foreign service officer based in Kyiv, ALSO overheard a call between President Trump and Sondland discussing the need for Ukrainian officials to pursue "investigations"

Elizabeth Warren's plan fully finances Medicare for All without imposing any new taxes on middle-class families, writes Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody's Analytics

Crazy for Trump: On the G.O.P. Plan to Keep Impeachment Partisan

Since Trump and Sonland were using Trump's encrypted personal cell phone, the odds are that eventually that conversation was recorded by *any* number of intelligence services. Not a transcript, a recording. I *guarantee* Putin's services have it.v

"All The President's Fools" Trump's House GOP lackeys totally failed to derail the impeachment hearings on day one. I tell you where it all went wrong in my latest piece for @thedailybeast.

Tomorrow is the drop-dead day for DOJ to tell the court it is charging Andy McCabe or dropping its investigation, on pain of release of internal FBI documents related to his firing.

Billy Barr will drop his “report” imminently.

US jobless claims total 225,000, vs. 215,000 expected

You know what is a colossal waste of taxpayer money? Paying the six-figure salary of a White House press secretary who refuses to hold even a single press conference.

So you're aware, the White House "It was a dud" talking point as *literally a White House talking point* and is aimed not at the American people but at cable news producers and bookers. Expect other efforts the change the subject today.

These are some of the descriptions of George Kent and Bill Taylor from Fox's prime time shows: "Two homeless guys." They "looked like people who sat by themselves at recess." And "self-important" bureaucrats.

Why you’re neighbor, grandpa, friend from college, taxi driver, colleague etc think impeachment is a hoax...

After President Trump urges Erdogan to call on “a friendly reporter from Turkey”, Lindsey Graham turns to me and says, “There aren’t any others left.”

I am in @Newsweek today criticizing @LindseyGrahamSC for his abhorrent turnaround on the Senate's resolution on the Armenian Genocide

A fake freelance reporter named Sophia Mangal was exposed as a GRU front years ago but her Twitter account was allowed to operate until this week

BREAKING: In its effort to sell off the lease to the Trump International Hotel in Washington the Trump Organization has put together a glossy investor brochure that lists the hotel's biggest selling point as profiting off foreign governments

Nixon W.H. lawyer John Dean: The first day of the Trump impeachment hearings yielded more damning testimony than all of Watergate.

“In short, the proof of extortion — withholding vital aid for political ammunition — is irrefutable.”

Jared Kushner still got a company, Cadre, the major investors of which are the Bonesaw Mafia, UAE, and Goldman Sachs? Gosh, is that on his SF-86?

At 1:45pm today, the Senate is expected to vote on the confirmation of Steven Menashi to the 2nd Circuit & for a seat once held by Thurgood Marshall.

His work as a lawyer is shocking & disturbing too. As DeVos’ counsel, he led efforts to deny students loan relief, and helped roll back Title IX, deminish protections for students w/disabilities, and further weaken guidance for transgender students.
And now he works in Trump’s White House. We know he’s worked alongside Steven Miller on this administration’s egregious immigration policies.
He refuses to answer any questions from senators about whether he had any role in the Ukraine scandal. Like, just refuses to answer the questions. He refused to answer questions in his hearing and in writing.
No one is entitled to a lifetime seat. NO ONE. Menashi is unqualified and wholly unfit to serve on a federal court, in the Thurgood Marshall Courthouse.
His confirmation vote is TODAY at 1:45pm. We still have time. Only one Republican Senator (Sen. Collins) will vote against him. Please call your senators this morning.
We can still #StopMenashi!