Sunday, January 12, 2020

Opinion: An open letter to Iowa caucus voters

Trump/Putin testing how far they can push the compromised GOP to lie for them.

When you’ve gotta get a message to the home office, what better way than to make up a snowstorm?

Pelosi says Trump is "impeached for life" despite McConnell’s "gamesmanship," "coverup"

People close to Nancy Pelosi tell NYT that it is all but certain that one of the impeachment managers in the Senate trial will be Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff.

What an astoundingly embarrassing “defense” of President Trump’s claim of bomb threats to four embassies. “What the President said was he believed it probably could have been. He didn’t cite intelligence.” - Defense Secretary Mark Esper

Trump tomorrow explaining the snow tweet

They even lie about the weather. It’s 51F in DC, and was even warmer two hours ago when they tweeted this.

If there was intelligence about 4 embassies being targeted, the Defense Secretary—this one or any one—would have seen it. Nearly impossible to believe otherwise. If he didn’t, something is very wrong.

This is stunning. First the President ssays the American people don't need evidence, then the VP says you can't show the evidence to Congress. Now SECDEF says he didn't see any evidence, but POTUS believed it, so it was go time. This is an astonishing admission.

I'm certainly not one to whitewash George W. Bush's legacy, but I stumbled across this video clip from about a decade ago. It's pretty striking as a comparison to Trump. In 2011, Bush warned about -- and denounced -- everything that Trump stands for.

This is stunning. First the President ssays the American people don't need evidence, then the VP says you can't show the evidence to Congress. Now SECDEF says he didn't see any evidence, but POTUS believed it, so it was go time. This is an astonishing admission.

John Kerry: "I can't explain the chaos of his presidency as it lurches from crisis to crisis, real or manufactured. The president has said he 'doesn't do exit strategies.' Clearly he doesn't do strategies, period."

It's currently 53 degrees and clear in DC but Trump's White House claims it's snowing. And they expect us to believe them about national security issues.

Our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico can use our support after this week’s earthquakes. They’ve shown their enduring spirit over the past couple years, and it’s up to us to pull together for one another once again. I hope you’ll support their recovery:

Trump said on Fox that the intelligence showed Iran plotting against four of our embassies. As a member of the Gang of 8, that was news to me. Now, Esper says this was not intelligence, only Trump’s personal belief. That’s no basis to take us to the brink of war.

Michael Bloomberg: "Number one priority is to get rid of Donald Trump. I’m spending all my money to get rid of Trump."

There is ZERO possibility that there is any national security intelligence that Trump received but Sec Def Esper did not. Trump fabricated this assertion. Incredible.

"Sometimes I wonder about Mitch McConnell, too...why is he an accomplice to all of that?"

The ability of @realDonaldTrump to produce TV newscasts by twitter remains extraordinary. He tweets this 30 seconds before airtime and @GStephanopoulos asks it a few minutes into his interview w/ @SpeakerPelosi

“Everything he says is a projection. When he calls somebody crazy he knows that he is,” Pelosi says of Trump, saying people should be “optimistic” Trump will be out of office one way or the other. Adding again that he’s “impeached for life.”

“Some of the to-be-expelled Saudis were found to be linked to extremist movements and others in possession of child pornography”

Saudi's to be expelled , “A number are also accused of possessing child pornography”

“This president is impeached for life - regardless of any gamesmanship by Mitch McConnell,” Pelosi says on ABC. She faults McConnell for signing onto a measure to dismiss the case if articles aren’t turned over. “Dismissing is a coverup.”

Tucker Carlson Is Not Your New Best Friend

Mitch McConnell is trying to help his swing-state senators in 2020 with this idea of a quick, no-witness trial. But he may be sending them to early retirement

It’s hard to believe a large slow climbing Ukrainian passenger jet could be mistaken for a small nimble American military jet. Given Putin’s ongoing war against Ukraine & the Russian/Iranian military pact, this is a likely possibility.

“We love Americans but we hate your president.”

The Philippines said there is an imminent threat of a hazardous eruption of the Taal Volcano and recommended the total evacuation of the island

This is horrible! A minor is reportedly in critical condition and an officer was grazed by shrapnel during a shooting at a Dallas High School Basketball game on Saturday night.

There was a shooting tonight at the Kimball-SOC basketball game that left two wounded. “We really need the community’s help in resolving this because again, there is senseless violence that must stop.”

People of Puerto Rico!! We need your help as needs are going up! Come volunteer with @WCKitchen and help prepare meals for those affected by the earthquakes...Sign up here!

“... investigators from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service are involved in the Justice Department probe into Fox News. That investigation is reportedly looking into money matters at the network...”

#IranProtests What a spectacular turn of events, Islamic Republic. Crowds chant, "Our enemy is right here, they are lying that it's America."

Why was Franklin Graham schmoozing with a sanctioned Russian official? Graham, America’s most prominent evangelical leader, says Mike Pence signed off on his trip to Russia earlier this month. Vyacheslav Volodin is a Russian official sanctioned by US

Russia's Putin: Russians fighting in Libya do not represent the state

Sure Jan

But really, what is the government doing to address Elaine Chao’s serious conflicts of interest?

Soleimani’s Assassination Brings Vows of Vengeance—in Africa

2 US soldiers killed by another IED in Kandahar. Lets not forget we remain at war in Afghanistan.

This may be a good time for a couple of reminders: * Sean Hannity was Michael Cohen’s “Client 3.” * Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman reportedly said that they were traveling to Vienna before their arrest to assist with Hannity’s interview with Ukrainian ex-prosecutor Viktor Shokin.

If there’s anything the founders hated more than a standing army it was mercenaries, professional soldiers paid to serve a foreign power. I’m betting our soldiers don’t like it much either.

The latest trouble at the border: Vultures are pooping all over a CBP radio tower

DiCaprio's Earth Alliance gives $3M to Australia fire relief

People of Puerto Rico!! We need your help as needs are going up! Come volunteer with @WCKitchen and help prepare meals for those affected by the earthquakes...Sign up here!

I saw a tweet on this earlier. Who the hell does @seanhannity think he is threatening US Senators? Hannity is one of the scums that will stop at nothing to protect a crooked @realDonaldTrump . Hannity needs to be reported to the FCC and lose his license

This guy had 400 followers. Then Mike Huckabee filed a false bar complaint against him. Now he has over 80,000 followers and is unearthing pictures of Huckabee & Lev Parnas. Twitter is magical.

Dear @realDonaldTrump: I served on active duty in the United States military. We are not mercenaries. We are not bargaining chips. We don’t deploy for money. Our troops exist to protect the Constitution and the national security of the United States. Get it?

Lawrence Lessig: Don't allow McConnell to swear a false oath. "To swear a false oath is perjury ... [A]n oath is an oath. Even a majority leader — like a president — is not privileged to swear an oath falsely."

My heart goes out to our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico, who suffered another earthquake this morning. It’s outrageous that Trump continues to withhold billions in aid to Puerto Rico for recent natural disasters. They need us now more than ever.

If you watch CNN report from al Asad: -missiles struck US sleeping quarters. Hundreds could have died without advance warning -Iran wasn’t trying to miss -whoever tried to sell that narrative WTF -would’ve been nice to have air defenses to protect our guys, not leased to Saudis

Russia to Iran: Don’t Admit Guilt—Blame the U.S. Instead

U.S. Warns Iraq It Risks Losing Access to Key Bank Account if Troops Told to Leave - WSJ—- (Hard to imagine the legality of economic sanctions against a sovereign Gov asking US forces to leave. Occupation army of 5000 US troops?)

I know that Bernie is very popular, but MY WORD, I can't imagine jumping from one Putin-Puppet-Presidency to another! Can you? Bernie has Russia baggage. We don't know how much, and it really doesn't matter. There's TOO MUCH THERE there. And I'm tired of worrying.

Have we forgotten that the Russians actually HELPED Bernie during 2016? Does that still matter? Aren't we well and DONE with worrying about whether our President is truly independent from the influence of the Russian state?

Thread: After the last three painful years of watching our President refuse to defend the United States from Russia, I'm seriously perplexed that the Democratic Party is rejoicing in Bernie Sanders's surge in Iowa. WHAT ARE WE THINKING?

Blunt headline: "Trump administration officials have contradicted each other on Soleimani again and again. This is the result."

Trump says Pelosi is worst House speaker in history. Twitter remembers Dennis Hastert.

If @Lawrence really said the Chief Justice couldn’t & wouldn’t break a 50-50 Senate tie as presiding officer in the upcoming trial, I respectfully disagree. The Constitution’s text, structure & history all show the contrary. Eg: CJ Chase broke two Senate ties in Johnson’s trial.

He talks about US troops like they're nothing but a product for him to sell to the highest bidder. It sickens me to know this man could ship my partner off to the highest paying dictator at any moment. US servicemen/women deserve a commander-in-chief who treats them with respect

Michael Cohen, feeling cheated, accuses federal prosecutors of "character assassination" and ignoring his help with prison filings

Last night on Fox News, President Trump said that Saudi Arabia deposited $1 billion in a bank account in exchange for assistance from the U.S. military. Trump needs to say exactly where this money is and what it’s paying for or admit he was lying.

More than a dozen Saudi servicemen training at US military installations will be expelled from the United States after a review that followed the deadly shooting last month at an Air Force base in Pensacola, Florida, multiple sources told CNN

How much taxpayer money was spent on an investigation that was never warranted in the first place?

Damaging info from Parnas may be inbound. The key: Evidence of Trump getting a kick back of any deals & financial shenanigans Rudy, Lev, Igor & the rest were trying to pull off. Too big of a group was in Ukraine just to push a Biden investigation. Skimming Naftogaz $ for example

I am all for someone spending 1 billion to defeat Trump whether they are the nominee or not. We are running against Trump, Russia, North Korea, Fox, Facebook and so on. Yes please.

Federal investigation into Fox News involves "financial crimes experts"

Boeing’s CEO is walking away with more money than Boeing offered its 346 crash victims’ families combined.

NEW: A recently disclosed memo reveals that Blackwater-founder-turned-unofficial-2016-Trump-campaign-adviser Erik Prince advocated to the campaign for the killing of Soleimani as early as 2015.

Breaking: another never-before-seen picture of Mike Huckabee and Lev Parnas. Retweet to share and spread

Judge Judy is all in for Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg. She tells CBS News she endorsed the former New York City Mayor because the U.S. "deserves greatness."

Reminder that a year ago, we had an acting Attorney General who revised his ethics agreement five times before releasing it to the public. That AG was Matthew Whitaker.

'Evangelicals for Trump' was an awful display by supposed citizens of the Kingdom of God

History will punish tyrant Trump’s toadies. It would be nice if before that happens our elected officials would find the courage to punish these Lawless traitors who have upended the American promise of a just and free government for all-