Thursday, October 22, 2020

The 400-page plus document has been ordered to be unsealed by Thursday. It is expected to shine an unprecedented light on the murky world of Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein.


Thailand's Prime Minister has revoked emergency measures imposed on Bangkok following more than a week of daily anti-government protests in the nation's capital and other cities.


We doing this bud?


Japanese companies in Hong Kong have an overwhelmingly negative view of Beijing's draconian "national security" law. Two-thirds were "concerned" or "very concerned." Only 1% see any positive effects.


I stand with the people of #hongkong in their sorrow for the 12 youths that disappeared. I am here to say London looks forward to welcoming you, as your Mayor I promise your safety in London


A new cartoon by Chinese-Australian artist @Badiucao references the three-finger "Hunger Games" protest salute - as adopted by #Thailand's pro-democracy demonstrators.


Hong Kong slams ‘harbouring of criminals’ after report of Germany granting activist asylum


Watching the Covid documentary Totally Under Control I’d forgotten the reporter who got the “I don’t take any responsibility at all” quote from Trump was Kristen Welker, tomorrow’s moderator.


Ghislaine Maxwell interview transcripts to be released Thursday


A new Texas rule, recommended by Gov. Greg Abbott’s office, will no longer prohibit social workers from turning away clients on the basis of disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.


I had an opioid problem. For some 15-years. Thanks to Oxycontin. I’ve seen some shady things in 50+ years - but watching Bill Barr & Donald Trump & Mitch McConnell cut a deal with the Sackler’s (Purdue Pharma) two weeks before an election they know they’ve lost speaks volumes.


@JasonMillerinDC: - Doesn't pay child support. - Has admittedly hired prostitutes. - Was accused of drugging a stripper with an abortion pill. So, of course he works for Donald Trump.


The Gateway Pundit defense of Giuliani is that he definitely was preparing to have sex with Borat's daughter, and that any man would do the same!


America was an idea. We've never lived up to it but we've never walked away from it before.


BREAKING: Chuck Schumer has announced that Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee will boycott tomorrow's vote on Amy Coney Barrett, effectively denying Republicans a quorum. Mitch McConnell will be forced to change Senate rules in order to move forward the nomination.


Stop Lying Lindsey! Donate to Jaime Harrison!


.@RepAdamSchiff tells @Lawrence that voters should be cautious about information announced by Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe on election interference because of his history of providing “campaign fodder for the president.”


Dear @ODNIgov Ratcliffe: Actually, @DHSgov officials say that Iran sent spoofed emails to intimidate voters to vote FOR Donald Trump. Are you being fully honest with the American people?




As the Dean points out, (a) originalism is a lousy doctrine, and (b) originalism is a phony doctrine — a doctrine of convenience, regularly ignored by its supposed adherents. (That’s my summary.)


Billy Graham's granddaughter has endorsed Joe Biden. "The Jesus we serve promotes kindness, dignity, humility, and this president doesn’t represent our faith."


“SCOTUS granted a request from the state of Alabama to prohibit voters from casting their ballots curbside, an accommodation sought by Covid-vulnerable voters...The 5-3 order was unsigned” Sotomayor, Kagan and Breyer dissented


Let this sink in: The U.S. Supreme Court hasn't met in person since March because of the pandemic. But five justices think it's perfectly fine for Alabama voters with disabilities to risk their health to exercise the most important constitutional right.


“We literally left this White House a pandemic playbook that would have showed them how to respond before the virus reached our shores,” fmr. Pres. Obama says, discussing Trump admin.’s Covid-19 response. “They probably used it to…prop up a wobbly table."


Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Obama: "You'll be able to go about your lives knowing that POTUS is not going to retweet conspiracy theories about secret cabals running the world or that Navy SEALs didn't actually kill bin Laden. Think about that. The president retweeted that. Imagine. What? What?"


Obama drills Trump on two fronts. He takes back the economy that he built that Trump inherited, and nails Trump for ignoring the pandemic that he made worse


Obama: "Republicans love to say right before an election that they'll protect preexisting conditions...they keep on promising, we're gonna have a great replacement [for the ACA]. It's been coming in 2 weeks for the last 10 years...they've had 10 years to do it! There is no plan"


🔥@BarackObama: "Of the taxes Donald Trump pays, he may be sending more to foreign governments than he pays in the US. My 1st job was at a @BaskinRobbins when I was 15 years old. I might have paid more taxes. How is that possible?


Obama: "The economic damage [Trump] inflicted by botching the pandemic response means he'll be the first president since Herbert Hoover to actually lose jobs."


Obama: "Korea identified its first case at the same time the US did. Their per capita death toll is just 1.3% of what ours is. In Canada, it's just 39%... Other countries are still struggling with the pandemic but they're not doing as bad as we are."


Obama: "[Trump] has not shown any interest in doing the work or helping anybody but himself & his friends or treating the presidency like a reality show he can use to get attention..the only people truly better off than they were 4 years ago are billionaires who got his tax cuts"


Obama says there is no excuse for Trump's unpresidential behavior, adding it emboldens other people "to be cruel, and divisive, and racist."


Obama coming out hot in Philly about the Trump Chinese bank account.. “Can you imagine if I had a secret Chinese bank account?” “They’d call me Beijing Barry.”


Working families across our country have suffered needlessly for months from the impact of the #coronavirus. Help is on the way for the American people.


Trump isn’t the only GOP leader with Chinese bank ties. As the @NewYorker reported, Mitch McConnell’s sister-in-law Angela Chao became a non-executive director of the Bank of China in 2016.


Senate Democrats block slimmed-down relief bill as Capitol Hill rancor worsens. Pelosi says she’s still "optimistic" about reaching agreement with Mnuchin, but acknowledges Senate action might come after Nov. 3


Eight second ad that will run during 60 Minutes just released..


Transcripts of interviews conducted with Ghislaine Maxwell that referenced Jeffrey Epstein, and contain intimate details about her sex life, should be made public at 9 a.m. ET Thursday, a New York judge ordered


Shortly after, Ghislaine Maxwell's counsel appears to be resigned to the disclosure of the deposition tomorrow morning and says she proposed redactions in a "contemporaneous email to the Court." This is letter in its entirety, which is silent on any possible appeal.


I just watched the Borat/Giuliani scene.... My God....


Sums up...everything tRumpian.


A federal judge DENIES the Justice Department's motion to postpone the hearing in @EJeanCarroll v. @realDonaldTrump. The government can dial in or let him decide it on the motions. They will need to decide before the hearing begins within 15 minutes.


Wow, tears here. What a kind man.


Lawyers at Jones Day, which has earned millions as outside counsel to U.S. Trump's re-election campaign, have donated nearly $90,000 to the campaign committee of Joe Biden. Contributions to the Trump campaign by Jones Day lawyers totaled just $50.


The sudden spurt of conservative lies and conspiracies about Hunter Biden have been a bit too much for me to follow consistently, so I’m glad that @ejdickson handled this so thoroughly. If you want to get a grasp on what the hell is going on, read this


I thought, “It won’t look as bad as it sounds.” Reader, I was wrong.


Paid volunteers will be intentionally infected with the coronavirus that causes covid-19 as part of a UK study


The White House is considering slashing millions of dollars for Covid relief, HIV treatment, screenings for newborns and other programs in Democratic-led cities that Trump has deemed “anarchist jurisdictions,” according to documents obtained by POLITICO.


How it started. How it's going


McConnels hands anyone who is a Doctor or Nurse will recognize these as bruising from ports or needles. Either way wow his vascular system is suffering. Sigh


Purdue Pharma just pled guilty to criminal charges. Mitch has taken $1.1 million from Big Pharma and allowed these corporations to flood our commonwealth with pills, but won't answer for it.


If Borat was able to compromise Rudy, imagine what a trained intelligence officer could do.


Party-switcher puts Kansas Senate seat in play for Democrats: Democrat Barbara Bollier, who left the GOP two years ago, is outraising GOP Rep. Roger Marshall as she expands Democrats' path to a Senate majority.


The purchase include gourmet cupcakes, a cell phone bill, grocery purchases, lavish meals, lodging at the Trump International Hotel and thousands of dollars at a Washington jeweler


Not to be lost in this story: Pope Francis also condemns the Trump administration's child separation policy: "It’s cruelty, and separating kids from parents goes against natural rights,” he says.


BREAKING: Justice Department officials tell The Associated Press that Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, will plead guilty to three federal criminal charges as part of a settlement of more than $8 billion.


@Pontifex⁩ calls for civil union laws for same-sex couples


A grand juror who heard evidence in the Breonna Taylor probe said that the grand jury didn't agree that her fatal shooting was justified.


"In only five months, the director of national intelligence, John Ratcliffe, has already put himself in the running to be considered among the most destructive intelligence officials in U.S. history," writes John Sipher


A Kentucky judge has ordered grand jury records from the Breonna Taylor probe to be released, citing the need to show if "publicly elected officials are being honest."


Tough to make an issue of your opponent’s son’s business dealings in China when you’ve been running a secret Chinese bank account as President


Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia was accused of murder and dismemberment in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, in a lawsuit filed in U.S. federal court on Tuesday by the late Washington Post columnist's fiancée, Hatice Cengiz.


Afghan officials say at least 11 women were trampled to death when a stampede broke out among thousands of Afghans waiting in a soccer stadium to get visas to leave the country.


The World Must Not Forget Andy Li And The Hong Kong 12 – David Alton


Man, when I think about how much of Mike Pence's debate shtick was "China loves Joe Biden" and I read about Don Trump's Chinese bank account


Here’s an interesting tidbit from the China bank account revelations: “Until last year, China’s biggest state-controlled bank rented three floors in Trump Tower, a lucrative lease that drew accusations of a conflict of interest for the president.”


"We have members in their 20s, in their 30s, who are suffering heart attacks months after mild cases," Diana Berrent says of "long hauler" Covid-19 patients. "Covid-onset diabetes. Covid-onset is almost like these people have aged decades in a matter of months"


.@onesarahjones: "Buying a Trump product was an optimistic if gullible gesture, the equivalent of buying something from a midnight segment on QVC. His voters and donors make a similar mistake. He is the QVC president, a dupe for a higher-quality product."


Participate and vote. It’s not always pretty – trust me, I know. But it’s how, bit by bit, we’ve made progress over generations. Go to to make your plan, then get some friends to join you. Let’s go. — Barack Obama


Journalists across the world are harassed, arrested, and even murdered for their reporting. The Jamal Khashoggi Press Freedom Accountability Act will ensure that the U.S. holds perpetrators accountable. Standing up for democracy means standing up for a free press.


He’s literally been raising 2020 cash since early 2017. Where did all the Trump campaign’s money go?


Trump is the laughingstock of the world.




WashPost: Trump’s farmer bailout has given $21 billion to red counties and $2.1 billion to blue ones


If I’m elected president, I won’t waste a minute getting this virus under control. Here’s how I’ll do it:


what the hell is in this interview????


Please follow what is happening in Nigeria with the same attention and urgency that you followed the civil-rights uprising earlier this year here in the States. Their struggle is against a familiar evil, lethal and unrelenting.


Tatel made the statement in arguments currently playing out (on remand from SCOTUS) on Trump's personal financial records:


Dear @tonykatz: America supports people who overcame obstacles, like stuttering. We are a nation built on the belief that your character and hard work is what counts. And you sure showed your own character with your statements below.


Gym Jordan’s™️ hometown paper, Cleveland’s The Plain Dealer, endorsed his opponent ⁦@ShannonFreshour⁩ for the seat he disgracefully holds. I’ve gotten to know Shannon enough to say she’s exactly who we need in Congress to build on our 2018 majority


As the Trump campaign raises questions about Democrat Joe Biden's posture with China, a report in The New York Times outlines President Trump's decade-long effort to pursue business projects there. He's even got a bank account in China, the paper says.


Trump's speech in Erie, PA, began with him telling his audience he didn't really want to be there ("I wasn't coming to Erie"), continued with him repeatedly complaining about being cold (it's 50 degrees there), and ended with him announcing he was cutting it short. Weird.


“The president ... turns to Christians to answer for him. We’re tired of answering for this man," Michael Wear, Not Our Faith PAC senior adviser, says.


Let me guess: she asked some good questions?


FEMA reportedly destroyed the 45 ventilators delivered by Russia to the U.S. without ever using them. Ventilators of the same model caught fire in Russian hospitals in May, causing six deaths and prompting the government to halt their production.


About two-thirds of the more than 1,000 parents separated from their children under a 2017 pilot program were deported before a federal judge ordered they be found. Five hundred forty-five children. Every person behind this should be tried at The Hague.


Republicans referred to coronavirus in roughly 41% of their TV ads in the top 10 competitive Senate races through the end of September, but only in 6% of their ads since October 1, according to a CNN analysis of Kantar Media/CMAG advertising data


, Trump's own federal tax plan limited the state income tax deduction to $10K, specifically to screw over people in blue states like New York and California (and Connecticut) who pay way more in state income taxes than other states


We demand release of Babariko, Tikhanovsky and other political prisoners in Belarus - Sign the Petition


Hong Kong activist Tam Tak-chi asks court to drop sedition charges as they ‘breach’ Basic Law, democrat says


Amid a growing crackdown on opposition to Chinese rule, leading activist @joshuawongcf is counting on international support for Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement.


Thai pro-democracy protesters are using hand gestures to communicate at rallies. Some of their tactics echo those from the 2019 Hong Kong protests


87 rights groups have called for the release of the #HongKong 12, urging world governments to take action. The fugitives were arrested by Chinese authorities after trying to flee the city for Taiwan.


Republicans, it’s time to choose between autocracy and a republic


America is a nation that values immigrants. It is and has always been one of our greatest strengths. We need a president who understands that.


China is one of only three foreign nations—the others are Britain & Ireland — where Trump maintains a bank account. The foreign accounts do not show up on Trump’s public financial disclosures, because they are held under corporate names


Grenell fail. Someone purporting to be an intelligence leader falling for likely Russian disinformation, not even questioning its provenance, is outrageous.


Breaking NBC: Lawyers say they can't find the parents of 545 migrant children separated by the Trump administration.


Biden closing on love of country and Trump closing on hatred of large parts of the country. This isn't complicated.


"Trump and Pence were scheduled to appear on camera together, like they did four years ago, for a walk and talk session. But Trump did not return for the appearance with Pence, sources said."


President Trump abruptly ended an interview with the “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl at the White House on Tuesday, and then taunted her on Twitter for not wearing a mask.


@realDonaldTrump paid more in taxes in last three years to China than United States.


BREAKING: Trump Tax Records show a secretly held bank account in China. The account did not show up on Trump’s public financial disclosures, where he must list personal assets, because they are held under corporate names.


Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Get to know the real @mattgaetz who enables antisemitism. If this bothers you, do everything you can to support @PhilEhr to replace him


First, Sen. McConnell decides to "pause". Then, he *laughs* at the people's suffering. Now, he's "against" providing the desperately needed relief. This is unacceptable; the people *need* action now.


Following his "60 Minutes" interview, Trump did not smile to greet cheering supporters as he departed the White House.


BREAKING: Lawyers say they can't find the parents of 545 migrant children separated by the Trump administration.


Trump has always been transparent about his sick strategy in slamming the press. Ironically, he admitted it to Leslie Stahl in 2016: “I do it to discredit you all and demean you all so when you write negative stories about me, no one will believe you.”


TEXAS: everyone voting by mail, double and triple check your ballots before you send them in. We won’t let them suppress our vote.


As the only single mom of young kids in Congress, I know how important it is that we invest in our children. Watch me explain the numbers of @JoeBiden's childcare plan with my whiteboard


As Trump visits Erie, PA today, there's mourning in Pennsylvania.


Opinion: Trump begs William Barr to save him, revealing weakness and panic


This is fascistic voter intimidation on proud display inside a Miami polling location.


Just in—Melania Trump will skip her prescheduled trip to Erie, Pennsylvania rally due to linger cough from #COVID19. Must be pretty bad for them to cancel it given the optics.


. @MichaelSteele is going to #ChooseAmerica. Will you?


New order in the Ghislaine Maxwell unsealing fight: "In light of the Court of Appeals’ mandate ... the parties shall, as soon as is practicable, prepare for unsealing..." ICYMI


NEW: Pic of Trump with his young children & Jeffrey Epstein. Is this man accused pedophile & child sex trafficker John Casablancas, founder of Elite Model Management? Casablancas also became Ivanka’s modeling agent.


The fiancée of Jamal Khashoggi, Hatice Cengiz, is suing crown prince Mohammed bin Salman and other Saudi officials to hold them accountable for the slain journalist's death.


Fox News is promoting a call for a special counsel over the Hunter Biden story that it knows is nonsense


It looks like @GoldmanSachs is going to avoid any criminal liability for its involvement in the huge 1MDB scandal in Malaysia.


Mail-in voting is an option this year for more American voters than ever. But the rules depend on where you live. CNN has surveyed all of the state election offices — here’s what you need to know.


If you haven't requested a ballot by today, make a plan to vote IN PERSON. We have all of the information you need for the #2020Election


The simple, sad truth is that this president is not in office to serve the American people. He’s in it to serve himself.@KamalaHarris and I are in this for you and your families.


South Park isn’t pulling any punches either.


The Simpson’s wrecked Trump...


Happy Birthday @KamalaHarris


A vaccine scientist warns that the next four to five months could be "one of the darkest chapters in modern American history" as more than half of states report a rise in new infections.


"[A]s opposed to the Hunter Biden allegations—that were so lacking in credibility that even Fox News passed on breaking the recent story—Ivanka Trump’s record of years of unethical and potentially illegal conduct is well documented."


Must-read from GQ @juliaioffe that also confirms what we reported last month: that Haspel completely dismissed analysts who brought her intel showing Russia might be behind the microwave attacks known as Havana syndrome.


The thousands of “Trumpcare” ads Facebook and Google have published show that the shadowy “lead generation” economy has a happy home on the platforms — and even big names like UnitedHealthcare take part.


"Xi thought" is creeping into everything from Chinese sci-fi to company filings


Totally Under Control, the documentary about the Trump administration's tragic and historic bungling of the coronavirus pandemic, debuts on Hulu today


USA Today, one of the largest papers in circulation, breaks tradition to make its first-ever presidential endorsement: former VP Joe Biden


NEW: US diplomats & spies say Trump administration has concealed info on mystery attacks abroad in which Russia is a suspect. We found new episodes w/ CIA officers in Moscow & elsewhere — similar to Cuba & China crises.


So @SenRonJohnson is deeply involved in the despicable Russian disinformation plot against Joe Biden. Just watch this: @jaketapper cannot hold back his disgust at this deranged segment from @MariaBartiromo


NEW VIDEO Retweet if you are ready to #EndTheChaos


Former RNC chair @MichaelSteele endorses Biden for president


4 GOP #SCOTUS Justices just signaled they will take any step necessary to try to reelect Trump. Mitt Romney & Ben Sasse, who each call Trump a threat to US, are about to confirm a 5th Justice likely to provide them a majority for that goal.


One motorcycle rally may have triggered COVID-19′s new Midwest surge


Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has activated members of the National Guard to assist in cybersecurity defense efforts during the election


Why Beijing may want to keep Trump in the White House


Every 2020 disinfo thing you were warned about is happening But @JoeBiden isn’t doomscrolling America, and neither should you Biden understands the corrosive effect that Trump’s presidency has had on all of us—and a way out, maybe My latest for @SURfdn


QAnon may be a way for supporters to distract themselves from the failures of a President they see as the hero of a fight against villainy


Feb 26: @realDonaldTrump lied when he said we had 15 cases and we're "going to be down close to zero soon" October 20: We have 8.46 million+ cases and 225,200+ deaths This sociopath's deception, denial, delay, and incompetence have had a deadly cost.


If Donald Trump is forced from the White House in the November election, he won’t be the only loser


More Hispanic workers were impacted by the coronavirus pandemic in food processing plants, manufacturing plants and agriculture workplaces in the US last spring than workers of other races or ethnicities, a team led by the US CDC reported


A California ballot drop box was set ablaze. Authorities are investigating the "attempt to disenfranchise voters" as arson


Stand with Milktea alliance ! 💪🏻 HONG KONG IS A COUNTRY


Hong Kong - Thailand #MilkTeaAlliance rally for democracy and human rights outside the Brisbane Royal Thai Consulate. Building a movement to fight for democracy across borders @DefendDem. When the people are united we can never be defeated!!


Telegram groups, lists of essential gear shared on Twitter & IG, single use transit cards, collective voting on protest locations: Thai protesters are taking cues from HK, breaking the mold of past demonstrations - and confusing the police


I love hongkong


#Thai Police have “never experienced this before,” said a 21-year-old officer deployed to #Bangkok. “The protesters disappear even before we arrive; we cannot tackle the #protests by using our old methods.”


A girl known for playing “Glory to Hong Kong” on a recorder at the protests last year was arrested for illegal assembly and possession of offensive weapons (yes, for a musical instrument). She was sentenced today to four months in prison.


Scrump was arrested at 6:15am by a patrol car coming out of a house on Hillary Street. My guess would be it was a a drug selling location that was under observation and his name got his charges reduced from possession to public intoxication. Care to comment?


.@Mike_Pence @VP this is not true Maine lobsters reached highs under Obama and sales have decline because a failing trade war with China.Canadian lobsters exports have exploded since you arrived to the WH. this administration has put lobster fisherman in harms way


Since the GOP thinks addiction is so funny, I’ll re-up something that was no joke. Trump is an Adderall addict.


Trump Will Have $900 Million Of Loans Coming Due In His Second Term If He’s Reelected


We are REALLY looking forward to meeting you in court and arguing it was NOT an "official act."


Started my one-day visit to Poland with meeting the Mayor of Warsaw @trzaskowski_ We've discussed support to Belarusians forced to leave the country, exiled students & athletes in Poland.


News: More than 50 former senior intelligence officials, including ex-Trump admin officials like Russ Travers, have signed on to a letter outlining their belief that the Biden emails saga “has all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation”


DIED ON THE TARMAC—A woman in her 30s died of #COVID19 while she was on a plane about to take off. Before the woman died, she had trouble breathing and was given oxygen. Died suddenly literally while on tarmac. COVID is no joke, even for 30 year olds.


Now we know how he thinks: quid pro quo. Whatever happened with Trump and @exxonmobil, we know that this pipeline billionaire gave a pro-Trump Super PAC $10 million.


Dear GRU, We see all of your activities. We hear everything you say. We know who all of you are. Yuriy, Sergey, Pavel, Anatoliy, Artem, and Petr are now liabilities to your employer. They better avoid windows & roofs of buildings over 3 stories tall from now on...


Trump melting down. Calls leading Covid research experts “idiots”.Says the incredibly gifted and experienced Dr Fauci is a “disaster”. Trump is an angry, ignorant, and abusive threat to our health safety. His Party must speak up and restrain him


We cannot go back to when insurance companies could refuse to cover basic medical expenses like maternity care, mental health care, prescription drugs, and deny coverage for preexisting conditions like asthma and diabetes. This is what’s at stake with Trump’s SCOTUS nominee.


Republican senators are increasingly voicing fears that Trump could lose the election, and some are openly fretting that he'll turn GOP candidates into electoral roadkill. "I'm now looking at the possibility of a Republican bloodbath in the Senate."


I don’t think the below is correct. Trump is an authoritarian & his supporters like that. Science challenges Trump’s authoritarian behavior & that’s why his supporters reject science. When given a choice between Trump’s lies & chemistry or physics, his supporters choose his lies.


E. Jean Carroll reported that Trump raped her. He then defamed her. In the decades I spent as a prosecutor w/the DOJ we worked ON BEHALF OF victims, we tried to help them & vindicate the crimes committed against them. Bill Barr is trying to use the DOJ to crush a victim.