Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Responding to a question on the admission by Flynn’s lawyer in federal court Tuesday that she directly briefed the president in recent weeks on the case, Comey warned: “This guy’s getting treated in a way that nobody’s ever been treated before.”

 

Trump has denigrated the office of the President of the United States.

 

"According to the source close to the campaign, the Trump family is worried that Parscale could turn on them and cooperate with law enforcement about possible campaign finance violations. 'The family is worried Brad will start talking,' the source said."

 

Today’s Judiciary hearing was another attempt to rewrite history in President Trump’s favor on Russia. We witnessed a spun-up display that relied on conveniently selective declassification.

 

Trump has never respected the office that he holds. He sank to a new low last night in fully defending and embracing white supremacists.

 

WATCH: Senator Chris Murphy explains how tens of millions of Americans could lose their coverage or face rate increases if the Supreme Court rules against the Affordable Care Act.

 

Half a million dollars. That's the bonus a Big Pharma CEO got for hiking the price of ONE cancer treatment drug. How many patients lost their lives because they couldn't afford this medicine? Here's our conversation:

 

White House Blocked C.D.C. Order to Keep Cruise Ships Docked The C.D.C. director wanted a “no sail” order extended until February, a policy that would have upset the tourism industry in the crucial swing state of Florida.

 

Joe knows this isn’t about him—it’s about us. Make your plan to vote right now. We’ve got to vote like our democracy depends on it. Because it does.— Barack Obama

 

And that would literally require him going to the field office that conducted each investigation.๐Ÿ™„ As an aside, why aren't they asking these same questions of Rod Rosenstein? As I recall he signed off on the last renewal.

 

This is big Former GOP Montana governor - as well as a former RNC chair - endorses Biden: “The content of a man's character...is more important than any other issue that I have to consider as a matter of conscience."

 

Comey refutes Trump’s debate claim that Biden pushed for Flynn prosecution

 

BREAKING: TRUMP SCOTUS PICK AMY CONY BARRETT TIED TO LEGAL WORK ON BEHALF OF THEN-IRANIAN TERRORIST GROUP MEK

 

Sen Cory Booker using his time to ask Comey about Trump's "stand back and stand by" command to Proud Boys in last night's debate. Comey says the president with words like that is spraying gasoline on the fires of racist violence in America.

 

BREAKING: The Commission on Presidential Debates says it will add new “tools to maintain order” to the upcoming debates after a chaotic first contest between President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

 

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has asked for a one-week delay in the release of the grand jury recordings in the Breonna Taylor case

 

Former RNC chair and Montana governor spurns his party to endorse Joe Biden

 

Comey says the govt's conduct in Flynn's case is “deeply concerning” and that “this guy’s getting treated in a way that nobody’s ever been treated before."

 

Lindsey Graham on Spreading Potential Russian Disinformation: It Doesn’t Matter If It’s True

 

Big new House Intel Committee report finds that "absent a significant realignment of resources, the U.S. government will fail to achieve the outcomes required to enable U.S. competition with China on the global stage."

 

Lindsey Graham is a traitor. He knows it. Americans deserve to know why he’s using the Senate on behalf of Vladimir Putin.

 

WATCH: Comey testifies in Senate hearing on Russia Probe

 

Graham going step by step now through the use of Steele dossier to get FISA warrants and what all Comey was briefed on. Comey is leaning heavily on the Horowitz report and providing short, generalized answers to Graham's questions.

 

I forgot about this old piece but Trump's taxes and ugly games by Ron Johnson and DNI Ratcliffe make it relevant. They are hurting our ability to find the truth.

 

Perhaps it's time to stop using Trump's stooges as "contributors"? Just a thought

 

Brian Kilmeade: "Donald Trump ruined the biggest layup in the history of debates by not condemning white supremists. I don't know if he didn't hear it, but he's gotta clarify that right away. ... Why the president didn't just knock it out of the park, I'm not sure."

 

My shouted question to Trump, which he didn’t answer: “Mr. President, who do you owe money to? Don’t the American people deserve to know?”

 

I enjoy watching Tom cotton ruin himself by attaching himself to a sinking ship.

 

If @realDonaldTrump ’s call to arms to white supremacists wasn’t every American‘s wake up call to answer the question “What did I do to stop fascism when it came to America?” I don’t know what is. Are you really going to answer “I voted for it.”?

 

Head of the FBI says white supremacists are the primary cause of violence and labels them domestic terrorists.

 

“His supporters said Tuesday it would expose abuses by governments in the Middle East, and in particular U.S.-allied nations such as Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt — three of the Trump administration’s closest Arab partners.”

 

Trump's family evidently refused to wear masks at the debate, despite them being required Should have thrown them out

 

Trump on that stage was the logical endpoint of where the Republican Party has been going for a long time - grievance politics, anti-science, conspiracy theorizing, authoritarianism, and indulgence of white supremacy. That's the harder truth than Trump being a blowhard

 

Insulin's fucking expensive! "In reality, insulin still retails for roughly $300 a vial. Most patients with diabetes need two to three vials per month...."

 

CNN's @ddale8 says while Joe Biden was "largely accurate" during tonight's presidential debate, "we had an avalanche of lying from President Trump." He says at points during the debate, "almost every single thing (Trump) said ... was inaccurate"

 

.@JoeBiden calling Trump out on all his BS! COVID will go away by easter, it will magically disappear, injecting bleach and vaccine timeline

 

Trump destroys another American civic institution with debate performance

 

We asked some experts what they made of the debate. @RadioFreeTom pulling no punches: "This was not a debate. It was a sustained attack on the American system of government by the President of the United States."

 

Proud Boys are a hate group that espouses white supremacy, antisemitism and misogyny. They've appeared alongside other hate groups at rallies across the country, often attempting to incite violence. Read our extremist profile on them here

 

Contact sports and COVID19

 

The foreign minister of a disputed region on the Armenia Azerbaijan border says his comrades in Armenia may have to call on Putin to facedown the Turkish-backed forces

 

“I can’t say this any more clearly: Our democracy is in terrible danger — more danger than it has been since the Civil War, more danger than after Pearl Harbor, more danger than during the Cuban missile crisis and more danger than during Watergate.

 

Millions have lost health insurance. Millions are out of work. Millions have contracted COVID. Millions suffer from racial inequality. Millions are threatened by climate change. 200K Americans are dead.

 

Israelis jam Jerusalem streets over bill to curb protests

 

"will you shut-up man" - @JoeBiden smackdown on @realDonaldTrump

 

The GOP ship is capsizing. Who gets a lifeboat?

 

Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't college football players suppose to be tested BEFORE the game? We're suppose to protect them. Why is a symptomatic Notre Dame player vomiting & spewing virus throughout the game? Football at any cost.

 

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was pushed to play down the risks of the coronavirus pandemic in reopening schools for in-person classes, Olivia Troye, a former top adviser to Vice President Mike Pence, confirmed to CNN

 

According to Judge Amy Coney Barrett's response to Senate Questionnaire, she practiced only 2 years as an attorney. The questionnaire asked her to describe the 10 most significant litigation matters she personally handled. She listed 3 cases. She is unqualified.

 

Interrupting Vice President Biden's comments about his son Beau to pivot to lies about Hunter Biden should alone totally disqualify Donald. What a disgrace. What a traitor. — Mary L Trump

 

Trump has NOT rebuilt the military.

 

Every woman has an ex-husband or ex-boyfriend like this Trump....not a good way to win the women's vote....

 

Chris Wallace just flailing. Literally the possible worst tv. No value, zero information, zero clarity. Lol Wallace just yelled “stop”. Just flailing.

 

This was a waste of time. And Wallace should be ashamed.

 

Under this president, we’ve become weaker, sicker, poorer, more divided, and more violent.

 

Don't use the word "smart"

 

Donald Trump isn't a law and order president. He's a president who breaks the law and creates disorder.

 

.@NicolleDWallace has it right: “Trump wasn’t debating; he was lifting his leg and peeing on democracy.”

 

Congrats to @JoeBiden on tonight’s debate. In Joe, Americans saw a real president, with the empathy, integrity & science-based plan needed to crush COVID-19, protect people with pre-ex conditions, heal our nation & build back better as we address the climate crisis. -NP

 

In tonight’s presidential debate the President said the “Portland Sheriff” supports him. As the Multnomah County Sheriff I have never supported Donald Trump and will never support him.

 

Biden campaign raises its biggest hourly sum as first debate ends

 

As colleges reopened, many more young people got covid-19, CDC reports

 

White Supremacist behavior was on full display tonight, featuring a call out for the proud boys to 'stand by' - it's surprising, but it's not like we didn't see this coming years ago.#Debate2020

 

America is saying no to the fascists

 

Moderator: Are you willing tonight to condemn white supremacists and militia groups and to say that they need to stand down? Trump: Proud Boys, stand back and stand by! But I'll tell you what, somebody's got to do something about antifa.

 

*or worked with or for... or were raised by...

 

'Donald Trump is a clear and present danger' to U.S. national security: Hillary Clinton

 

Clinton calls Trump DNI's release of Russian disinformation 'a sign of desperation'

 

Why ‘herd immunity’ can’t save us from COVID-19

 

The media need to stop giving Donald the benefit of the doubt. His debate performance was a grotesque combination of lies, racism, breathtaking callousness, and threats against our democracy — Mary L Trump

 

Anonymous juror said they HADN'T BEEN OFFERED THE OPTION of indicting the officers. The fcking AG never put it on the table to them, and then played it like the Grand Jury just… decided not to.

 

I have to compliment Donald Trump on doing an excellent job at tonight’s debate of demonstrating that he is a despicable ignorant fool.

 

That attack on Hunter Biden was beyond pale and another lie. He failed a drug test as a newly commissioned Reserve office. He was Administratively Discharged not Dishonorably. We have an opiod crisis and the President is smearing a recovering addict for political points.

 

Beau Biden was not a loser.

 

So Chris Wallace both-sides Covid. Unbelievable.

 

Trump destroys another American civic institution with debate performance

 

Maddow: 'This sort of debate shouldn't happen in a democracy.'

 

Just an incredible, oblivious own of Trump here from Rick Santorum

 

ICYMI: Behind tearful story there lies profound bravery of helpless families against brutal regime: ‘In my eyes, what he did wasn't at all violent...I feel like we're doing all we can, but #HKGov't is playing us over and over again'

 

The new centre of dissent: Britain becomes hub for Hong Kong activists

 

For Hong Kong Protesters Caught at Sea, Trial in China Is Likely Detained by the Chinese Coast Guard as they tried to flee the city, the activists are now in the hands of the mainland’s opaque criminal justice system.

 

UK and Canada impose sanctions on Belarus’ President Lukashenko

 

#BREAKING Merkel says she will meet Belarus opposition leader soon

 

Joe Biden cited a horrific statistic to argue that President Trump has not been good for Black Americans: 1 in 1,000 Black Americans have died in the Covid-19 pandemic. The most remarkable thing about Biden’s statement? It was true.

 

Biden: "My son was in Iraq. He spent a year there ... He was not a loser. He was a patriot. And the people left behind there were heroes." Trump: Really? Are you talking about Hunter? Biden: "I'm talking about my son Beau Biden. Trump: "I don't know Beau. I know Hunter."

 

Chris Wallace just flailing. Literally the possible worst tv. No value, zero information, zero clarity. Lol Wallace just yelled “stop”. Just flailing.

 

Never seen a debate where the moderator has to say to a president, “ hold on mr. President you’re going really like this question “ as a way to regain control.

 

The Times correctly refers to Trump’s “outright lies” in its front-page news story on the debate.

 

As I said on @ABC tonight, this debate was embarrassing internationally, and it was embarrassing for our fellow citizens. And it wasn’t embarrassing because of the moderator, it wasn’t embarrassing because of Joe Biden. It was embarrassing because of President Trump.

 

Trump not only refused to condemn this. He told the Proud Boys to stand back and stand by. He is actively encouraging white supremacism and radical right terrorism.

 

The debate was a failure.

 

Debate moderator Chris Wallace asked if Trump would urge groups to stand down and avoid contributing to the violence. He sidestepped.

 

”The presidential campaign devolved into chaos and acrimony here Tuesday night as President Trump incessantly interrupted and insulted Democratic nominee Joe Biden.”

 

CNN Instant Poll of debate-watchers on who won: 60% Biden 28% Trump

 

So everyone saw Trump refuse to denounce white supremacy on live television, right?

 

"Pr*ud B*ys, stand back and stand by" is among the most horrifying things that could have been said tonight or any night on television

 

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

This police officer has it right. Today’s Police want to be “Call of Duty” not police officers. We need to change the culture.

 

How to drugs

 

.@MassAGO Maura Healey: “Voter intimidation is real. If you thought you could win an election outright, fairly, you wouldn’t have to play games and you wouldn’t have to try to steal it, which is what Donald Trump is doing.”

 

Analysis: Trump’s campaign is making up fake debate excuses in advance. Sound familiar?

 

Michael Flynn’s lawyer says she asked Trump not to pardon his former national security adviser and personally briefed the president

 

The rising risk from wildfires is making insurance unaffordable for more Californians. I’m calling on the Federal Insurance Office to study the issue and recommend ways to ensure that insurance remains available to homes, businesses and commercial properties.

 

The White House has formally submitted Judge Amy Coney Barrett's SCOTUS nomination to the Senate

 

BREAKING: Trump CANNOT stay an order blocking its census apportionment memo, a 3-judge panel wrote in a blistering ruling. Trump's arguments about irreparable harm and urgency are "frivolous," the judges found.

 

Powell tried to invoke ***executive privilege*** to circumvent Sullivan's questions, surprising the judge who said she does not work for the government.

 

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..

 

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.

 

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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.”