Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Joe Biden’s campaign sent a letter to Mark Zuckerberg accusing Facebook of being “the nation’s foremost propagator of disinformation about the voting process”


Mr. President, the Chinese don't pay your damn tariffs. I do. You're killin me here man..


Jesus is lord, and you should act like it. I don’t wanna hear about your salvation if your not fighting for the oppressed. You cant have a thin blue line profile pic, and a cross. Remember when Jesus flipped tables in the temple. Be a real “Christian”. Hear this officer:


Democrats and advocates are battling Ohio's secretary of state in court over the number of ballot drop boxes in each county.


On #C4News at 7pm (2pm Eastern in the US) more revelations from the massive cache of voter data used by the Trump campaign in 2016. And what it means for @profcarroll and the fight for his Cambridge Analytica data as featured in #TheGreatHack


USPS workers are resisting orders so they can deliver mail on time. Mechanics in NY aren't removing mail sorters. Ohio clerks rescue prescriptions from stalled bins & deliver mail off-hours. In Pa., carriers make excuses to buy time to finish their routes.


Today's hearing will discuss this document, examine this problem & examine actions that the federal gov't must take to rid law enforcement communities of officers who have white supremacist affiliations or beliefs.


A Texas sheriff has been indicted after TV footage of a fatal police chase was destroyed


The Crimes of Bill Barr by @LouiseMensch


Jared Kushner Paid No Federal Income Tax for Years, Documents Suggest Confidential documents reviewed by The Times indicate that Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and key adviser, probably paid little or no income tax from 2009 to 2016.


Sully Sullenberger stepped up in a critical moment and now he asks that we do the same.


Trump is a criminal and Evangelicals who support him are hypocrites. “Trump Secretly Mocks His Christian Supporters”


For 3 weeks in August, the US Postal Service stopped fully updating a national change of address system that states use to keep their voter rolls current. This meant that at least 1.8 million new changes of address had not been registered in the database.


Wow, that was quick! "Grand jury proceedings in Breonna Taylor case will be released [on Wednesday] following judge's order, Kentucky attorney general says":


Trump Secretly Mocks His #Christian Supporters. His former attorney says Trump had this to say after meeting with #Evangelical pastors: “They’re all hustlers.”


Former aides say they’ve heard Trump privately ridicule conservative religious leaders, dismiss faith groups with cartoonish stereotypes, and deride rites and doctrines held sacred by many in his base. My story on what Trump really thinks about religion:


.@RudyGiuliani is simultaneously claiming that @JoeBiden has 8/10 dementia symptoms and is relying on adderall to remember things. According to ex-Apprentice crew member @CaslerNoel, @realDonaldTrump regularly abused adderall as a “maintenance high.”


Alternative headline: “Religious fundamentalists finance terrorism”


Opinion: Trump has laid a trap for the debate — but he’ll be the one to step into it


Opinion: Trump said he would bring jobs back to Ohio’s manufacturing workers. Instead, he deserted them.


#BREAKING Belarus opposition leader says will address French parliament


Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya met with French President Emmanuel Macron in Vilnius to discuss European support for the opposition in her country


President Trump called his children “consultants” and gifted them $26 million in a tax scheme that probably broke the law.


I can’t believe this guy has money trouble.


“This president appears to have over $400 million in debt. To whom? Different countries? What is the leverage they have? So for me, this is a national security question,” Pelosi said


The problem isn’t that Barr overrules DOJ subordinates. It’s that he is wrong on the law whenever he does, and always in ways that advance Trump’s grievances.


Still no answer to this question: Who paid off Brett Kavanaugh’s $92,000 country club fees plus his $200,000 credit card debt plus his $1.2 million mortgage, and purchased themselves a SCOTUS seat?


ICYMI: Pope Francis Suggests Donald Trump Is ‘Not Christian’


NOW this makes sense about Parscale: he has criminal liability under 18 U.S. Code 1001 for lying to Congress...about treason.


Hey guys. If the RNC was colluding with Russian intelligence to suppress the vote of African Americans, know who that implicates? Reince. Priebus.


Multiple people died during a hostage situation that unfolded in Salem, Oregon, Monday afternoon, officials said.


PSA: The #FBI and @CISAgov warn that cyber actors may spread false claims about hacked voter information to cast doubt on the legitimacy of U.S. elections. Beware of disinformation regarding cyberattacks on voter registration databases or voting systems.


Here's more about the QAnon "digital camouflage" strategy, which they're using to try to launder Q's wackadoo conspiracy theories onto the civilian internet without the movement's toxic branding


A majority of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy lawmakers plan to remain in office after China’s decision to extend their terms without a planned election


We all know Bannon was recently arrested. But THIS wasn't immediately clear: Tucked near the bottom of the many-page indictment, prosecutors are seizing the assets of his dark-money nonprofit Citizens of the American Republic.


Who runs Hong Kong: party faithful shipped in to carry out Beijing's will


China is targeting and arresting Hong Kong dissidents. I could be next.


ohn Bolton says he'd think Pres. Trump would be "eager to tell the American public" where his income comes from "to show what a great businessman he is." "His holdings are so varied, his success is so great, why wouldn't he want to tell people what his sources of income were?"


These two paragraphs about Brad Parscale are absolutely haunting me.


Dear Mr. Putin....


Mitch McConnell won’t reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act because one provision could cause those who commit acts of domestic violence to lose their access to firearms indefinitely. The NRA, who feeds his Senate majority, opposes it—so Mitch does, too.


He's broke.


Hey what happens when you find out a Supreme Court Justice lied on his disclosures and had his debts illegally paid off for him? That would be interesting.


BREAKING: UK’s Channel 4 has obtained a huge data leak from Trump’s 2016 campaign. The leak reveals personal data of almost 200 million voters used by Trump’s campaign, which manipulated algorithms to deter millions of Black Americans from voting.


Mark Burnett knew Trump was broke, production had to rent office furniture to make him look wealthy on season one of ‘Apprentice’ because Trump Org office was so ratty. All the kids would ask for per diems on set, not your typical billionaire moves. @realDonaldTrump


The @nytimes Trump tax expose lends urgency to a persistent Q asked throughout his presidency, one which may outlast it: where did his money come from? My analysis for @TheScotsman incl how Trump Org hasn't paid a *penny* in UK corporation tax in 15 years:


Breaking News: Top White House officials spent weeks pressuring the C.D.C. over the summer to downplay the risk of sending children back to school.


Worldwide death toll from coronavirus eclipses 1 million


Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, has close ties to a charismatic Christian group that holds men are divinely ordained as the "head” of the family.


I think this should confirm that Trump's physicals with this guy were bullshit.


I appreciate @NicolleDWallace highlighting the national security implications of @realDonaldTrump’s debt and foreign income and why it matters heading into this election.


When you send your henchman to work with Julian Assange to publish American emails hacked by Russian intelligence, it complicates the moral power of your complaints about violations of your financial privacy Especially after you've used the pardon power to protect the henchman


It essentially accuses Cameron of hiding behind grand jury secrecy requirements while misleading the public about evidence the grand jury actually saw. It asks the court to release the record in the interest of justice, transparency, and accountability.


New NYT story: The Apprentice helped Trump line deals up to save his bankrupt business...WITH THE RUSSIAN MOB "There were seven-figure licensing deals with hotel builders, some with murky backgrounds, *in former Soviet republics*"


Trump is $421 million in debt. That leaves him open to political and foreign manipulation, and means that if re-elected, he could spend his term cheating more systems, currying more favors, and manipulating his executive power to stay afloat—at the expense of the American people.


A homeowner asks a Portland police officer how do these protest end Police officer responds “if people liked our trump government a lot more, we probably wouldn’t have this issue in the first place”


As Trump and Senate Republicans try to rush a Supreme Court appointment before the election, @KamalaHarris tells @Lawrence voters are being deprived of the right “to elect their next president who then will make the decision about who will be the nominee.”


Monday, September 28, 2020

House Democrats released a $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package that would restore $600 weekly jobless benefits, a last-ditch effort to revive stalled talks with the White House


Disappointed to see the undisclosed addition of handwritten dates in copies of my notes DOJ turned over to Flynn's defense team, including a misleading perception helpful to the defense. Hoping they told the Court, because it was a surprise to me.



JUST IN: A lawyer for Peter STRZOK says some of the agent's notes recently made ublic by the FLYNN defense team "appear to have been altered," including with at least one handwritten notation that is incorrect


Wilbur Ross defies federal judge — says Census will end early despite court order


BREAKING: The Pennsylvania Republican Party is also now emergency stay in SCOTUS to block the PA state Supreme Court’s opinion protection voting rights. Follow @DemocracyDocket for updates


BREAKING: A major hospital chain has been hit by what appears to be one of the largest cyberattacks on medical infrastructure in US history.


Oh noes I am been detaned


Sir, YOU will not agree to a DNA test. Gee, I wonder why?


Trump’s dealings in Moscow under Luzhkov, who controlled the city from 1992-2010, are newly significant in light of the report released by Ron Johnson and Chuck Grassley last week, which accused Luzhkov of facilitating corrupt real-estate deals during his 18-year reign.


Here’s video of police tackling @parscale outside his home in Florida.


Dr. Anthony Fauci said Monday the U.S. is “not in a good place” as colder months loom and the number of newly reported coronavirus cases continues to swell beyond 40,000 people every day.


Fort Lauderdale police released records detailing the Parscale standoff, starting with his wife’s call for help and ending with officers detaining Parscale for psychiatric evaluation-10 firearms were taken and his wife had bruises on her arm and face.


BREAKING: Georgia court REJECTS effort to purge 14,000 voters from Fulton County rolls before election.


I remember when Trumpers loved Drudge.


"The Comey Rule" might make you angry. The people who made it hope it serves as a lesson.


“When I asked how she received the bruising, Candace Parscale stated Brad Pascale hits her.”


INCREDIBLE video on how Taiwan Flag of Taiwan conquered #COVID19—arguably better than anyone. Taiwan’s leaders (It has a VP who is @JohnsHopkins-trained epidemiologist!) and efforts received wide acclaim for its aggressive & fast & early response.


New: Judge Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearings are set to start 10/12, just 16 days after Trump announced her nomination. Republicans say history is on their side in moving so fast. But they're skipping over the last 45 years to find examples.


About a third of Republican voters are highly class aggrieved and want the wealthiest to pay more tax. They were the voters w whom Trump did best in 2015-2016 primaries. Yes, it matters.


Trump has worked hard to keep his debts hidden for decades. @DanAlexander21 has a book out about the president’s financial conflicts of interest, “White House Inc.” He estimates Trump’s total indebtedness to be about $1.1 billion


Initial details on Parscale incident. Appeared intoxicated. Situation began with an argument with his wife when he got a gun and chambered a round. There was a stand off until a personal friend on the force arrived and convinced Parscale to surrender.


It wasn’t the ACLU that questioned Joe Biden’s Catholic faith. No, it was a speaker at this year’s GOP convention — and #Trump himself said Biden would “hurt God.” My column on the GOP’s astounding hypocrisy about religion in their campaign for Barrett


QAnon Is Attracting Cops Armed, empowered—and enthralled with a deadly conspiracy.


New this morning - Senate Majority PAC is spending $$ in South Carolina for the first time, launching a $6.5 million campaign against @LindseyGrahamSC in a sign that Dems see this race as winnable


More evidence that everything about Donald Trump is fraudulent & detestable. How can anyone in Congress continue to defend Trump’s record of deceit, dishonesty, & corruption to their constituents? Such debt & insolvency would disqualify anyone else for a security clearance.


Why is Trump’s Secretary of State speaking at ANY domestic GOTV fundraising events? How can the USA be a voice for equality around the world if Mike Pompeo is assisting an anti-#LGBTQ group’s #Vote efforts here at home? #HatchAct anyone?


“Four years into his presidency, Trump isn’t boring in the way a dull, empty afternoon is boring. Trump is boring in the way that the seventh season of a reality-television show is boring: A lot is happening, but there’s nothing to say about it.”


Analysis | Poll: USPS should be run like a public service, not a business, Americans say 2-to-1


Opinion: Clarence Thomas should recuse himself if the Supreme Court has to decide the election


If the NYT story is "fake news," Trump can prove it by releasing just one page of his 2016 and '17 returns, that critical last page of Form 1040 that includes his signature and total tax paid. One page, & he could thoroughly humiliate the media. He won't, and we all know why.


One thing about the $750 @realDonaldTrump paid in taxes is that this is what he claimed as his tax bill TWO YEARS IN A ROW. Given his complicated finances, ever-changing deals and tax-dodging schemes, how could this figure be exactly the same in different years. Coincidence?


“Mr. Trump, by contrast, is running a federal government to which he has contributed almost no income tax revenue in many years.”


Exclusive: The Times has obtained tax-return data for President Trump extending over more than two decades. It shows his finances under stress, beset by losses that he aggressively employs to avoid paying taxes and hundreds of millions in debt coming due.


What does the president owe, and to whom does he owe it?


What kind of person would lie to a nation about a vaccine that could save hundreds of thousands of lives and return our daily life to something resembling normal? The kind of person who has been lying to cancer patients for years


NEW: What the loss of credibility in CDC has done to morale. “The worst is the silence,” one scientist said. “You can’t explain what’s going on, correct mistakes, clarify things quickly before they spin up and out of control.”


Reminder: Trump wants to cut your Medicare and Social Security so that someone worth millions only has to pay $750 in taxes


Three former administration officials tell us President Trump “pressured” government officials to direct wall contracts to Fisher Sand and Gravel. The company has been awarded almost $2 billion in contracts, despite questions about the quality of its work.


A third federal judge has ordered the U.S. Postal Service to halt changes that have delayed mail delivery nationwide, handing the latest judicial rebuke to unilateral service cuts that critics allege would suppress mail-in voting.


$480,000 Salary earned by Junior, Eric & Ivanka via the family business. $747,622 Consultant fees illegally paid for Ivanka Trump in 2017. $1,900,000 Amount paid by Trump Org for Junior’s legal fees re: the Trump Tower meeting with the Russians. (Not a legit biz expense).


a deadly pandemic is the perfect time to open a new restaurant in a retirement community


A #TrumpTaxReturns mystery: when they left the retirement announcement that would give Donald Trump a Supreme Court pick, what did the heavily indebted president say to his banker’s father, outgoing Justice Kennedy, to stop him in his tracks?


The presidents large adult son seems kind of nervous


Is it me or is he on the verge of crying jag?


Buried in the NYT scoop is the reason Trump’s tax audit is ongoing is b/c it relates to his $70million refund. It must be approved by the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation. That committee has 5 senators and 5 representatives. They’ve not approved!


JUST IN: A federal appeals court has temporarily halted a six-day extension for counting absentee ballots in Wisconsin.


German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny during his hospital treatment for poisoning


Redfield voices alarm over influence of Trump's new coronavirus task force adviser CDC Director Robert Redfield took aim at Covid-19 task force member Scott Atlas, telling colleague in an overheard call that "everything he says is false."


Battleground voters not buying Trump's tough talk on China, new poll shows


What will THESE 2 Presidential advisors be repenting for today on Yom Kippur?


Winter is coming. Caught off guard this past spring, grocery stores and food companies are preparing for higher demand and the possibility of new coronavirus restrictions.


A lot of potentially complicated financial and tax issues, but one overriding one that is simple as rain: The President of the United States owes $421 million in loans and other debts. WHOM DOES HE OWE IT TO?? The American people are absolutely entitled to know.


Brad Parscale is under investigation for laundering $170 million for the Trump campaign. Tonight he is under suicide watch.


Trump ex-campaign manager hospitalized amid threat to harm self


Raise your hand if you think there’s Saudi money in the complete #TrumpTaxReturns


Donny the Deadbeat


#BREAKING: Brad Parscale, the former campaign manager for Donald Trump, has been involuntarily hospitalized in Fort Lauderdale. It follows an incident at a home owned by Parscale.


You don't do this when you're proud of the data you're collecting.


Looks like I’ll be stopping at the newsstand today.


Tax bombshell reveals Trump's image is a sham#TrumpIsBroke


Crispin Odey, one of Europe’s highest-profile hedge fund managers, pleads not guilty to a charge of indecent assault from 20 years ago


‼️ Trump campaign accused of money laundering: Hid $170M in payments to contractors and advisors, including ⁦@LaraLeaTrump⁩, the president's daughter-in-law, and ⁦@kimguilfoyle⁩, former Fox News host now dating #SheepKiller Donald Trump Jr.


Look at this motherfucker just walk away when asked why Americans pay taxes and he doesn’t.


We told you to pay attention to Ivanka's businesses.


Donald Trump paid no federal income taxes whatsoever in 10 out of 15 years beginning in 2000 because he reported losing significantly more than he made, according to an explosive report released Sunday by the New York Times.


“He paid $750 in federal taxes”


Three former administration officials tell us President Trump “pressured” government officials to direct wall contracts to Fisher Sand and Gravel. The company has been awarded almost $2 billion in contracts, despite questions about the quality of its work.


NYT reports that Trump reduced his taxable income by paying consulting fees to Ivanka Trump. She reportedly received $747,622 from a consulting co. she co-owned that exactly matched consulting fees claimed as tax deductions by Trump Org for projects in Vancouver & Hawaii.




John Oliver Is So Done With ‘Horrendous And Deeply Weird’ Mitch McConnell The “Last Week Tonight” host offers a path toward fixing the “fucking travesty” that is America today.


Two new wildfires grew by nearly 10,000 acres in a day in California, where more than 3.6 million acres have burned this year.


Tell us something we did not already know. Donald Trump's image revealed as a sham after tax bombshell


‘We have done what we need to do’: Activist-scholar Benny Tai reflects on Hong Kong’s democracy movement on Occupy anniversary


The 23-year-old student’s lawyer reports that his client was threatened by the police’s national security unit, asking him to make a confession and cooperate, or they would prosecute his mother and girlfriend. His bail application has also been denied


Congratulations to the first female president of Belarus with what was quite likely the most attended inauguration in Europe’s history.


#Belarus The best video that shows the scale of the rally in #Minsk and people's inauguration of #Tsikhanouskaya. Despite brutal detentions, people have gathered yet again. Day 50 and the 8th consecutive Sunday of the protests - the largest and longest ever in Belarus


Trump’s personal loan officer at Deutsche Bank was SCOTUS Justice Kennedy’s son. Corruption in Washington is prevalent in all branches of government! US Government is a farce!


And what about Melania? This was done while people were hungry, sick, losing their homes and their businesses. Some @Flotus she is!


Thinking about the counterintelligence investigation of Trump that never happened. What would it have told us about Trump's debt? To whom does he owe money? From whom does he think he can get money in future? How has that shaped his foreign policy?


The Supreme Court: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver


I cry for Florida: +2750 new cases a day and 10.5% test positivity rate. But sure, open the damn bars and block all mask rules.


The Daily Show’s Best of Jordan Klepper at Trump rallies—Truly, a must see!


Of the over 40,000 gun violence deaths per year, well over half are suicide. Thankfully, former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale did not hurt himself tonight. My fight to reduce gun violence is also to protect those who I despise.


Former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale barricaded himself while armed in his Ft. Lauderdale home and threatened to harm himself. He's been taken to the hospital and held under the Baker Act which is the Florida equivalent of a 5150 psychiatric hold


Beijing urges companies to halt imports of frozen food from countries that have been severely hit by the pandemic


An impeached president who would not commit to a peaceful transfer of power paid only $750 in taxes while scheming to take away healthcare from millions during a pandemic that has already killed more than 200K Americans. I don't want to hear a word about Joe Biden's gaffes.


Mitch McConnell has built a country where the rich and powerful can pay less in taxes than a Kentuckian who makes $20,000 a year. That's what happens when you look out for billionaires, donors, and lobbyists, instead of working Americans.


It says right in the prayerbook that Yom Kippur is the day that God smites deceivers, wrongdoers, and criminals.


Trump can't even afford to own the libs.


Speaker Pelosi: "It is a sign of President Trump's disdain for America's working families that he has spent years abusing the tax code while passing a GOP Tax Scam for the rich that gives 83 percent of the benefits to the wealthiest 1 percent."


So now... aren’t you glad Joe Biden picked a prosecutor? :)@KamalaHarris For the People


$70,000 for hair styling


This is a roadmap of some of the ways Trump is compromised. In the hands of a hostile intel service, these millions of dollars represent coercive leverage over @realDonaldTrump as a result of undisclosed foreign financial deals while he was President.


Chinese President Xi Jinping believes his policies in the far-western region of Xinjiang are "completely correct," despite growing international criticism of alleged human rights abuses and mass internment.




Scumbags like trump pay $750 in federal taxes while suckers and losers like you and me pick up the full freight for our soldiers, our schools, our roads, and our way of life. Whudda fuckin punk.


Yet another reason for @realDonaldTrump to hide his taxes: a dodgy deduction that involved @IvankaTrump .


Fort Lauderdale police say just before 4p, they received a 911 call about an armed male attempting suicide. His wife said he had access to multiple firearms and was threatening to harm himself. Officers safely negotiated for him to exit the home. He was ID'ed as Bradley Parscale.


Sunday, September 27, 2020

$421,000,000 in loans due during a second term.


President Trump paid $750 in federal income taxes in 2016, and nothing in 10 of the prior 15 years — largely because he reported losing much more money than he made. Read the takeaways from our exclusive look at decades of Trump’s tax records.


Just Posted: The NYT has obtained the president’s tax return information for thousands of personal and corporate returns going back decades. Here’s our first story. Watch this space for additional articles in the coming weeks.


So I finally worked up the nerve to watch #TheComeyRule. It was an entirely surreal experience. It completely captures the unprecedented issues we faced, the stress and concern and deliberation that accompanied every decision we made, and how hard we tried to do our jobs well.


If Republicans take away health care from 20 million and end protections for pre-existing conditions for more than 130 million by rushing to confirm a nominee to kill the Affordable Care Act, they will be seeing elections that look like 2018 – over and over again. #votehealth


Speaker Nancy Pelosi said there’s a chance she and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin can still reach a deal on a coronavirus stimulus package


Breaking news: NO John durham interim report. No indictments before election - Bartiromo sources.


mpressive turnout at today’s #protest march in #Minsk, #Belarus:


Pelosi on Amy Coney Barrett's qualifications: "What matters is what it means personally to the American people. If you have a preexisting medical condition, that benefit will be gone. If you are a woman, we'll be back to a time where being a women is a preexisting condition."


Billionaire climate polluter Charles Koch is pressuring senators into confirming Amy Coney Barrett by waging media campaigns vs them all over the country:


I’m a huge fan of everything from Fast & Furious to Jumanji, so this endorsement means a lot to me. Welcome to Team Joe, @TheRock


“While I do not agree with many of Biden’s policies, I do know him to be a decent man who can begin to undo the damage President Trump has caused.” Tom Ridge, ex-GOP governor of Pennsylvania and Bush DHS Secretary. Not a leftie.


“Republicans essentially get bonus points: They can be the less popular party and still get to govern.”