Friday, December 6, 2019

The FBI's probe into the Pensacola military base shooting is now a global investigation. Officials tell us the bureau has tasked its overseas agents in Riyadh with gathering information about the shooter from the Saudi government.

BREAKING: A U.S. official says the suspect in the shooting at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola was an aviation student from Saudi Arabia. Authorities are investigating if the shooting was terrorism-related.

Breaking news: Supreme Court won’t let Justice Dept. resume executions for now. Death row inmates are challenging a new lethal-injection protocol.

New letter from Schiff to Pence, asking to declassify information about his Sept. 18 phone call with Zelensky, saying: “The Committee believes that the information ... is relevant to the impeachment inquiry and should not be classified.” He is “kindly” wants a response by Dec 11

Here's the video, via WaPo, of Trump discussing toilet flushing: "We have a situation where we're looking very strongly at sinks and showers, and other elements of bathrooms ... You turn on the faucet and you don't get any water … People are flushing toilets 10 times, 15 times."

Legal experts warn Bill Barr is doing ‘the most dangerous things a prosecutor can do’

Gotta love that Brad is still using the pollster Paul Manafort hired for Trump's 2016 campaign. That polling data ended up in the hands of Russian intelligence, courtesy of Paul Manafort. We still dont know what they did with that data, but rest assured, Brad, we don't forget.

Analysis: For all of Trump’s complaints, the House is doing more legislative work than the Senate

Fox News dumbest anchor threatens @jimmykimmel

"As a Catholic, I resent you using the word 'hate' in a sentence that addresses me. I don't hate anyone. I was raised in a way that is heart full of love, and I always pray for the President. I pray for the President all the time."—Nancy Pelosi

To be clear, as the House is set to impeach Trump for inviting foreign interference in 2020, his personal lawyer is in Ukraine attempting to dig up more political dirt. And note who he’s meeting with. Do you think Russia might be fueling this fire?

Special Report: 2020 U.S. census plagued by hacking threats, cost overruns, and disastrous outsourcing

Neal Katyal: Republicans struggle to defend ‘smoking gun’ in impeachment inquiry

Neal Katyal weighs in on potential articles of impeachment against President Trump

Former Playboy model Karen McDougal is suing Fox News for defamation over an assertion by Tucker Carlson that she tried to extort money from Trump

I present "The Traitors Among Us" for your reading pleasure.

Ex-Infowars video editor: "The information did not meet our expectations, so we made it up, preying on the vulnerable and feeding the prejudices and fears of Jones's audience. We ignored certain facts, fabricated others and took situations out of context."

On #LSSC tonight: Don’t mess with Nancy Pelosi!

John Kelly and intelligence officials attempted to get Trump to use secure White House line, but when he realized that this enabled them to compile daily logs of his calls & the identities of those he was speaking to, Trump reverted to using his cellphone

NEWS: Senate Intelligence Committee report debunking Russian Ukraine/Crowdstrike story is complete and has been awaiting DNI clearance for months.

Unlike all the other Trumps, Melania loathes nearly all publicity and certainly any that she can’t totally micromanage. Also unlike all other Trumps, she thinks before she opens her mouth and then says as little as possible

Under the Hatch Act political fundraising by federal employees in appointed positions is ILLEGAL. Pompeo needs to resign NOW!

.@MaxBoot: “The percentage of Republicans who view Russia as an ally has nearly doubled since Trump took office...By turning into apologists and advocates for a Russian dictator, the Republican Party has become all that it once despised.”

Matt Gaetz mistakes CNN’s Chris Cuomo for Sean Hannity. Chalk it up to “Interviewing Under the Influence.”

Trump is impeaching himself

Will Europe ever trust America again?

Another House Republican announces he won't seek reelection

NOW per pool report: POTUS latest statement on NATO. I have not deciphered it. This is a direct quote.

One of Trump’s most serious attacks on democracy is “fighting all the subpoenas.” He is undermining power of Congress, a co-equal branch of government, and wants to avoid the consequences by making self-serving statements to media without exposing his aides to cross-examination.

Trump regularly talked to Giuliani, others on unsecure lines. He balked at using hard line in the White House, fearful of aides getting records of his calls. And he gave his cell to Boris, Erdogan & others.

You know what would clear all this up? Trump officials testifying under oath & not withholding evidence. Trump officials don’t get to “dispute” evidence presented in a Congressional hearing through the press.

A former Playboy model is suing Fox News after Tucker Carlson accused her of extorting Trump

Napolitano: Trump will testify at his impeachment trial and it’ll be the most dramatic political event of our lifetimes

They’re showboatin’ their criminality, braggin’ about how much they can get away with.

One problem with William Barr is that he just isn't very bright. One of many examples: Did the attorney general just issue a veiled threat that police protection could be taken away for communities that aren’t sufficiently enthused?

New: Sen Graham will reject request by GOP Rep Jim Banks to subpoena Schiff’s phone logs. “I don’t have any desire to subpoena Adam Schiff’s phone records. We’re not going to do that. When members start subpoenaing each other as part of Oversight, the whole system breaks down.”

Sources: Trump legal team plans to call Bidens, Pelosi as witnesses in Senate trial

"Through the summer, Zelensky sought a White House visit to urge Trump to press Russia and side with Ukraine in the negotiations. It never materialized. To the contrary, Trump backed away from Zelensky and his troubles in the war.

Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law turned WH Senior Advisor, has been elevated to a bigger role, in addition to his existing list of White House duties: US-China trade negotiator

That's right: Attorney General Barr is hosting a 200-person holiday party at his boss @realdonaldtrump's hotel on Dec. 8. The AG will pay the president's company $30K-plus. Only four days away!

“Uranium-contaminated site collapses into Detroit River”


Any foreign power such as Russia, or entity with access to a phone network, can listen to a cell phone on any other network due to a flaw known as the "SS7 exploit." @60Minutes listened to my cell phone with hackers in Germany. What @realDonaldTrump did was highly irresponsible.

Just received my “official FL 7th congressional census” direct from the RNC. They want me to provide info that will help them “target” my district to counter the “fake news” about POTUS. Sorry @GOPchairwoman I’m treating the “don’t destroy” warning the same as a mattress tag.

This is what I'm saying. I think Neal's right.

Impeachment hearing takes vital step of consulting Constitution

Senate Intel report debunking Russian Ukraine story completed

Failures of torture program unexplained, Zubaydah still uncharged

Trump team still stoking Ukraine story despite US intel warning

Russian transgressions met with increasingly weak US response