Saturday, December 21, 2019

State television praised Trump’s letter to House Speaker Pelosi, calling him a “highly educated” writer of “multiple bestsellers” who wrote the letter “for future generations.”

Russian State TV Backs Trump’s Wild Impeachment Attacks

Democrats understand moderation. Republicans don’t.

Newly released emails offer more details in timeline of pause to Ukraine aid

U.S. Braces for Major North Korean Weapons Test as Trump’s Diplomacy Fizzles

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov revealed that Trump sent a letter to Putin, expressing his readiness to overcome any difficulties in the U.S.-Russia relationship.

Some woman from West Virginia once sent me a long angry ramble about how Trump was going to build factories for Space Force where she lives. Or something. So, yes, they think he's going to build Battlestars in the heartland.

FORMER GOP SENATOR @JeffFlake TO REPUBLICANS: “Trump is on trial. But so are you. And so is the political party to which we belong... What if Obama had engaged in the same behavior? I know the answer to that, and so do you.

A matter this important must not be decided by a rigged trial, with Mitch McConnell making a farce of our checks and balances, and Senators whose votes are predetermined before any evidence is presented

2020 voter suppression will be on a scale never seen before, except this one will be broadcast live on Fox News.

Acquittin’ Trump will be like releasin’ the locusts from the bottomless pit in Revelation, except these locusts suppress votes and fix elections.

Trump Adviser Caught On Tape: Voter Suppression Key To GOP Battleground Efforts Justin Clark was recorded at a private event saying: “That’s what you’re going to see in 2020. It’s going to be a much bigger program, a much more aggressive program."

“What’s new here is that this is purportedly a U.S.-based media company leveraging foreign actors posing as Americans to push political content. We’ve seen it a lot with state actors in the past.”

A plan developed by Stephen Miller could see ICE target adults seeking to claim unaccompanied migrant kids from shelters

SO much fascinating stuff in this audio from Trump campaign’s closed door briefing. Including: “if Trump wins Wisconsin, he wins the election. If he loses Wisconsin, he loses the election. It’s absolutely the tipping point state.” On that, we agree.

Gun violence prevention wins in the spending bill: $25 million for research $25 million in violence prevention grants $78 million to update background checks records $100 million increase for the ATF $8 million for Children Exposed to Violence Progress.

Police say an Iowa woman intentionally “ran over” a middle schooler with her car because she was "Mexican"

Impeachment ain’t slowin’ down Trump’s crimin’ even a little bit.

How is this not the only story being reported right now oh right we’re living in a non-sensical doomscape where evil always wins sorry my bad

“there are members of our party denying objective reality by repeating the line that ‘the president did nothing wrong,’” writes ⁦@JeffFlake⁩, “the danger of an untruthful president is compounded” when the Senate “follows that president off the cliff”

Sad to see how terrified and mentally unwell Rudy Giuliani seems as he unravels. Once arrested, he should be granted top protection given he’s so wrapped up with the Russian mafia and blew the Putin-planted Ukraine operation. The Russian mob is dangerous

It’s always a Republican. The House Ethics Committee found Republican Conference chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), the highest-ranking GOP woman, guilty of using taxpayer funds for her re-election campaign. Corruption is in Republican DNA.

WATCH: Dick Durbin appeals to his Republican counterparts on the need for a formal impeachment trial in the Senate, says ‘we ought to really stand up for the demeanor, the history and the traditions of the Senate in terms of doing this in the proper way’

Opinion: What does "impartial justice" mean to the Senate?

Russia up in arms over Chinese theft of military technology

"Once Upon Impeachment," A Late Show Animated Christmas Classic

A Ukrainian security researcher reported finding a database with the names, phone numbers and unique user IDs of more than 267 million Facebook users — nearly all U.S.-based — on the open internet

Rick Wilson: Trump does not represent traditional conservative values A group of conservative political insiders opposed to President Trump have launched a PAC, named the Lincoln Project, in an effort to thwart his 2020 reelection chances.

NEW: Two years after the passage of the GOP tax cuts, a new analysis finds more than 60% of the tax savings went to people in the top 20% of incomes, and the cuts "have not come anywhere close to paying for themselves."

#Facebook announces big takedown of inauthentic accounts, much related 2 account @TheBLcom (prior @TheBL_com) & website theBL(.)com. TheBL is linked to Epoch Times. Overall 55 million follows and just under $10 million in ad buys

Spanish police have turned over to the FBI wiretaps of conversations involving Alexander Torshin, a prominent Russian banker suspected of money laundering who met with President Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., during the 2016 US presidential election.

Giuliani must be under enormous pressure & is not doing well: he is losing it in plain sight. He told a group of Conservative students on Thursday, Democrats 'want to execute me' & put Bill Barr behind bars, while gesturing wildly

This is incredible. The Trump admin caught red-handed in a cover-up in a federal court case.

Always ask why- what is the endgame of having a radicalized military given its growing use at home? If DT re-elected military will be very prominent in policing immigrants and others. As usual I hope I am wrong.

#Presidementia begs the question: Does no one assist the POTUS by proofreading for syntax errors, grammatical mistakes, inappropriate capitalization, & content? Are staff afraid to tell Trump that words like "administration" are not capitalized in mid-sentence?

Breaking news: Under secret Stephen Miller plan, ICE to use data on migrant children to expand deportation efforts

Ahead of the House Impeachment vote Trump handed out cash to GOP Senators who signed a letter of support for him & facing a reelection challenge They should be recused. How can jurors who accept cash from the defendant be unbiased?

NEW: The Trump administration just overturned a ban on incandescent lightbulbs. Backers say it will save Thomas Edison's invention; foes say it will cost Americans' $14 billion a year, and boost the the nation's carbon output.

Analysis: How Trump’s conversations with Putin overlapped with his emerging Ukraine conspiracy theories

"In a Moscow court hearing, Russian hacker Konstantin Kozlovsky claimed that he has taken orders from FSB for years, including in 2016 when he took part in the Democratic National Committee server hacking and Hillary Clinton's email server hacking."

BREAKING: trump refused to sign the budget deal to avoid a government shutdown unless language was pulled forcing him to release aid to Ukraine. They pulled the language. Unbelievable.

Ok - how about we now start playing a different game that is not confused with white supremacist symbolism - just sayin’

“It is time point ...directly at Sens. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), [&] Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) ...Do they want to be part of a sham that risks leaving in place Putin’s pawn?

An international advocacy group has accused Apple, Google, Microsoft, Dell and Tesla of "knowingly benefiting from" the use of young children to mine cobalt in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Text messages indicate that the head of the Justice Department's antitrust division worked behind the scenes to help T-Mobile and Sprint pull off a merger

Trump re-election adviser told Wisconsin Republicans the party “traditionally” relied on voter suppression to compete in battleground states but will be able to “start playing offense” due to relaxed Election Day rules, according to audio obtained by AP.

Video of Jeffrey Epstein jail suicide attempt is found

Pope Says Trump 'Is Not Christian'

Trump re-election adviser told Wisconsin Republicans the party “traditionally” relied on voter suppression to compete in battleground states but will be able to “start playing offense” due to relaxed Election Day rules, according to audio obtained by AP.

Mike Dunleavy secretly collaborated with Pebble Mine to lobby for Alaska mining project

He’s not trying to be clever. He’s asking what for him is a serious question. He’s operating at the maximum of his intelligence in this tweet.

Opinion: Trump’s rage at "Christianity Today" gives away his scam

Analysis: After their historic vote on Wednesday, House Democrats are reportedly debating whether to hold back the articles of impeachment and delay a Senate trial indefinitely. That’s not how the impeachment process is supposed to work

Americans were battered by 48 billion robocalls last year. I get them, too. I hate them. They need to stop. I’m proud I fought for the #TRACEDact to protect Americans from these annoying, persistent, and dangerous calls. It’s time for action.

You payin' attention, President Zelensky? This is the criminal you're coverin' for. He will sell you and your country down the river the first chance he gets.

Mitch McConnell and his party must call on former Gov. Bevin to stop victimizing survivors of sexual assault. His comments are dangerous, and send a message to victims that they should stay silent. We will not stand for this.

Granddaughter of Billy Graham—who founded Christianity Today—says editorial call for Trump removal is "courageous” “My grandfather always said courage is contagious. My hope is that an article like this will be a first step for people to actually stand up”

Jeff Flake: The president is on trial. So are my Senate Republican colleagues.

American president proudly showcasing Putin's endorsement.

Schumer: Opponents of impeachment witnesses don't want the truth

Best New Thing: In other news, local man impeached

Maloney: No confidence in Facebook's moral compass

Facebook bans massive fake pro-Trump network as election looms

Russia working social media to manipulate American voters (again)