Thursday, February 6, 2020

Fox Internal Documents: Hannity Regulars Spread ‘Disinformation’

Wow. @RepKatiePorter just held up Maine's SNAP Benefits eligibility form -- and asked the conservative witness on the panel to disclose the same intrusive info required by the form.

A beautiful thing is happening outside the US Senate

Canada’s privacy commissioner asks court to declare that Facebook broke the law governing personal information related to the Cambridge Analytica mass data abuse disaster.

Trump administration delaying arms transfers worth $30M to Ukraine

TRUMP on his vindictive speech during this morning's National Prayer Breakfast: "I had Nancy Pelosi sitting four seats away and I'm saying things that a lot of people wouldn't have said, but I meant every word of it."

TRUMP: "We first went through 'Russia, Russia, Russia.' It was all bullshit."

"If this happened to President Obama, a lot of people would've been in jail for a long time already," Trump says. This is clearly going to be a public therapy session of sorts.

Trump of Rep. Steve Scalise: "He got whacked." He then vividly recounts Scalife's wife's devastation after Scalise was shot. He says she was "a total mess." He says other wives wouldn't have been that upset.

Jim Jordan, adding he never wears a jacket because “he’s obviously proud of his body.” He says when NCAA champions came to WH, “those wrestlers, they grabbed him

I was watching on C-Span, they are now talking callers. Someone just said Nancy Pelosi and the Dems should all be hung from a tree. Trump’s dangerous rhetoric is working. Darks days ahead America.

Bill Barr in the front row for Trump's speech.

This speech is now longer than the trial

45 min set! All new material- coked-to-the gills, it’s like Kinison in his prime!

For a year the Treasury Dept has violated the law and refused to deliver Trump's tax returns to the House per their request. But when Grassley requested Hunter Biden's records? "YOU BETCHA!" said the department. "We've got them sorted, collated, color-coded for you!"

I can’t even tell you how insane this speech is.

Trump praised Devin Nunes, whom phone records showed to be on the phone with Lev Parnas and Rudy Giuliani, who then contacted The Hill's John Solomon, right before the smear campaign against ousted ex-U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch.

Now, he’s re-enacting a shooting and graphically talking about the gunshot wounds of a guy sitting right in front of him. Trump loves victim porn. I wasn’t joking about his ‘snuff’ collection. @realDonaldTrump

Pretty sure Trump just admitted to the very impeachable offense of which he was acquitted: - He said he insisted on Ukraine focusing on the Bidens. - & he said he felt Ukraine was getting US support w/o delivering value. Isn't that basically the quid pro quo he was accused of?

Yep, Trump learned his lesson.

He’s completely deranged and everyone in the room knows it

U.S. Capitol Police briefly shut down the hallway outside Rep. Adam Schiff’s office while officers investigated a “suspicious substance”

The man who would be King. Unfortunately, he's not joking.

Someone needs to drug test the President of the United States immediately. It also wouldn't hurt to test all the goons in the room laughing and clapping for this bizarre behavior...

Trump's holding a press conference to celebrate the Senate's abdication of its duty. He starts by pointing out, yet again, that he fired James Comey to stop the investigations into him.

I love this spot-on jab by ⁦@SpeakerPelosi⁩ against Trump’s #SOTU. “That was not a State of the Union. That was his state of mind.”

Another key point:@RepAdamSchiff told @Maddow the NSA withheld crucial info from the House that was relevant to the Senate trial. A former NSC official tells me this info was likely intercepted comms among Ukrainian officials about Trump's shakedown:

This is a creepy display of an angry, sniffly little boy asking his posse if he's really a great guy. "Right, Devin?" The commander in chief.

He’s talking about his 2016 victory because we’re in hell.

Evangelicals love the guy.

Pelosi: "I don't know what the president understands about prayer or people who do pray. But we do pray for the U.S. of America, I pray for him ... I pray hard for him because he's so off the track of our Constitution, our values, our country ... he really needs our prayers."


Are they all pedophiles? Sure starting to look that way.

Translation: “You don’t take a sh*t in this town unless I say it’s ok...Capiche?” Investigations Into 2020 Candidates Must Be Cleared by Top Justice Dept. Officials

Today, I led the entire NYC delegation on a letter to HHS to protect the Hospital Preparedness Program from cuts. This program ensures our local hospitals have the resources to respond to complex public health threats.

Pelosi says Trump’s State of the Union amounted to a “state of mind” that had no contact with “reality,” calling it “appalling” that he claimed he is protecting pre-existing conditions

Speaker Pelosi's press conference begins, fashionably late. "I just got back from the Prayer Breakfast," she explains, before pivoting to the #SOTU "reality show," which she said bore no semblance to reality.

The morning after Trump was acquitted on both articles of impeachment, White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said that the president’s post-impeachment remarks will feature him demanding some payback

Tragic. The brave doctor in #China who was detained by police for raising an early warning about the #CoronavirusOutbreak has DIED after contracting #2019nCoV from a patient. China’s policies put ALL at risk

When I told the truth abt Trump he ordered me banned from FOX, then CNN (they obeyed bcs ratings. It was only 2015/early 2016), he defamed me, had me catfished, hacked & smeared online. His goons later threatened print media to ban me or be cut off from inside info & juicy quotes

Hey Newt, remember when Callista was blowing you in the backseat of a car while you were still married to your second wife and Speaker of the House? I was disgusted by that.

Semper Fi Rep. Dangler!

DHS suspends Global Entry, Trusted Traveler Programs for New York residents in response to sanctuary law


A House Oversight subcommittee today will examine a proposal designed to limit SNAP benefits. It's the second day of hearings on the “negative effects” of the Trump administration’s proposed regulations related to children

Scoop: In a true shocker, the Iowa caucus hotline was posted to 4chan repeatedly on Monday night with directions to “clog the lines”

Right before the 2018 midterms a Trump superfan named Cesar Sayoc mailed 16 bombs to people he considered to be Trump's political enemies. If the goal isn't to inspire another person to do the same, maybe speak with a little more clarity than "maybe people should pay for that."

Interesting tidbit: Nancy Pelosi sometimes goes to my church in DC. One day when she was there, I remember very clearly the whole congregation prayed for “all of our elected officials.” That would include Trump. She was in front of me. She prayed :)

Russiagate - Grassley with Russian Duma Andrei Makarov at National Prayer Breakfast


Are you angered that Shelly Moore Capito chose to not allow witnesses to speak during a trial and then voted to protect the person who is guilty?? If so, help me take her seat. Please click the link and throw a few bucks my way!

WATCH: @maddow covers the #RejectTheCoverup rallies. Tens of thousands of Americans showed up to over 300 rallies nationwide to say:

DoD officials were trying to expedite delivery of Javelins to Ukraine 10 days before Trump's call w/Zelensky, emails show, but then Trump ordered hold on aid. Adds new context to Trump's "I'd like you to do us a favor, though," when Z asked about Javelins.

Yovanovitch: "The events of the past year, while deeply disturbing, show that even though our institutions and our fellow citizens are being challenged in ways that few of us ever expected, we will endure, we will persist and we will prevail."

Amb Yovanovitch: “I have seen dictatorships around the world, where blind obedience is the norm & truth-tellers are threatened with punishment or death. We must not allow the US to become a country where standing up to our government is a dangerous act.”πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Sniffy McDumbass is high AF!

Your tax dollars pay this woman to go on the presidents propaganda network and spew propaganda

Russia accuses Norway of restricting its activities on Arctic islands

Of course what he really meant is that he doesn't like people who are guided by their faith to do what is right. That is what is truly alien to him.

WH Press Sec Stephanie Grisham previews the President's 12pm ET impeachment remarks: "I think he's also going to talk about just how horribly he was treated and, you know, that maybe people should pay for that."

Reminder: the ‘National Prayer Breakfast’ is a haven for foreign influence, including Putin’s top religious oligarchs who rub elbows with political elites, and is run by ‘The Family’ Christofascist cult that is linked to former Nazis. This is all normalized

Yesterday, @SpeakerPelosi, laid out the reasons why we must pass the #PROAct and thanked the @AFLCIO for our work fighting for working people across the country every day. πŸ“It's time. Pass this bill today. πŸ“±Call your representative now, urge them to vote YES, 1-866-803-8830

.@SpeakerPelosi weekly news conference – LIVE at 10:45am ET on C-SPAN2

HERSTORY: Astronaut Christina Koch returns to Earth after spending 328 days aboard the International Space Station, setting a record for the longest single flight by a female

Attacking people’s faith at a National Prayer breakfast! @realDonaldTrump Had enough America?

It's been 10 years since the Supreme Court allowed unlimited secret corporate cash to come flooding into our politics. Today, @HouseJudiciary is holding a hearing on how we reverse the damaging decision in #CitizensUnited. Tune in now:

The single-minded cruelty that Trump has displayed towards Puerto Rico is just disgusting.

The Billion-Dollar Disinformation Campaign to Reelect the President How new technologies and techniques pioneered by dictators will shape the 2020 election

State Auditor: Former director of DHS, five others arrested in largest embezzlement scheme in state history

They’re so used to invoking religion to do evil that they can’t wrap their minds around someone actually using it for good...

Republicans are now in a full scale panic over Tillis in North Carolina.

Kushner is reported to have responded: “What’s that again?”

South Carolina GOP Leaders Plot to Boost Bernie Sanders in Democratic Primary, Seeing Him As the Weakest Candidate to Challenge Trump

Marie Yovanovitch: blind obedience to the leader is the stuff of dictators. America’s institutions need us as much as we need them.

New: Haspel’s attendance at SOTU—where she stood at Trump’s comments about abortion and immigration and clapped at his line about infrastructure—has rankled intel vets. “I never did that,” said @GenMhayden. “That wouldn’t be right.”

WATCH: FBI Director Wray says, "I don't think we've seen any ongoing efforts to target election infrastructure, like we did in 2016," but adds "we certainly are seeing ... efforts to engage in malign foreign influence by the Russians" by use of false personas and social media.

When asked if he still plans on “ramping up” his investigations into Joe and Hunter Biden after an acquittal, Giuliani tersely replied to The Daily Beast, “Yes, [because] it’s a matter of the fair administration of justice for real”

Now the real witch hunts start.

Eerie drone footage shows the deserted streets of Wuhan, the city at the center of the coronavirus outbreak.

Trump's #SOTU was a warning to Democrats, @TheRickWilson writes: get your shit together -- fast -- or get crushed


BREAKING: Russia is getting its ass kicked in Syria. Moderate rebels have killed a bunch of Russian and Turkish contractors, and retaken Idlib. The Kurds send their regards

New Poll Shows All Five Democratic Frontrunners Beating Donald Trump in 2020 Election

YOVANOVITCH has written an op-ed describing her impeachment experience in the face of “malicious conspiracies” about her. “This administration, through acts of omission and commission, has undermined our democratic institutions,” she writes.

Breaking: Sanders endorses Elizabeth Warren for President of the United States.

People told me the CFPB could never happen, but it did. I was proud to fight alongside President @BarackObama for middle-class families. I know how to fight—and I know how to win.

Intimidation works

SCOOP: Trump supporters flooded a hotline used by Iowa precinct chairs to report Democratic caucus results after the telephone number was posted online, worsening delays in the statewide tally, a top state Democrat told party leaders Wednesday.

Just yesterday, Ainsley Earhardt invoked her own Christian faith, quite heavily and ridiculously, so it's really something to have Brian today ripping Romney for acting like a Christian, and the publicly Christian Ainsley not saying a word.

Kuschner - “He appeared to be unaware of Article 5, the treaty clause that underpins the alliance and stipulates that an attack on one member is an attack on all.”

Jared Kushner appeared to have no idea how NATO works during a NATO media briefing, book reports

Sherrod Brown has a lovely little sub-tweet in there, quoting a Russian proverb. There's a lot of sources of proverbs out there. Picking a Russian one was

"A government of the people, by the people, for the people" was replaced on this day, February 5, 2020, with this: A government of Mitch McConnell, by Mitch McConnell, for Donald Trump.

Chris Wallace: [D]o you believe that Donald Trump is unfit to serve as president and should be removed from office? Mitt Romney: I do believe he should be removed from office.

.@SenatorRomney not only got it right, but is displaying the courage we should expect from our US Senators. He deserves the respect of even those who disagree with his words and his vote. — Gov. Bill Weld

Ten U.S. refineries emitted excessive cancer-causing benzene in 2019: report

BREAKING: Sen. Mitt Romney: "The grave question the Constitution tasks senators to answer is whether the president committed an act so extreme and egregious that it rises to the level of a high crime and misdemeanor. Yes, he did."

Thank you, @SenatorRomney, for upholding your oath to support and defend the Constitution. You will never regret putting your faith in God and doing right according to the law and your conscience. — Justin Amash

Breaking: from their press office - “Good afternoon, Senators Grassley and Johnson today requested Hunter Biden’s official travel records from the U.S. Secret Service as a part of their ongoing probe into potential conflicts of interest. A full news release is forthcoming”

Matt Gaetz still says Trump did nothing wrong, but he wants to file an ethics complaint against Speaker Pelosi? Our veteran community is done with establishment hucksters like @RepMattGaetz and his no-integrity GOP.

Don't know whether to laugh or cry.

I have some thoughts on Mitt Romney’s stand against Donald Trump: “Mitt Romney Is the Only Republican in Congress With Any Guts Left”

New York Daily News Declares ‘Long National Nightmare’ Far From Over

“In addition to the killings, Human Rights Watch found that some victims had been beaten, sexually assaulted, extorted or tortured.” At least 138 people from El Salvador have been killed since U.S. deported them

DOJ reviews allegation that Erik Prince misled Congress in Russia probe Rep. Adam Schiff says Prince impaired the House Intelligence Committee investigation of Russian links to the 2016 Trump campaign.

Angela Merkel calls her party’s decision to align with a far-right party in an eastern German state “unforgivable” and says it should be reversed

"In addition to the right of whistleblower confidentiality enshrined in the Inspector General Act, the First Amendment right of association is a compelling justification to bar “outing” a whistleblower or compelling a whistleblower to out other whistleblowers."

Traditional American allies are heavily invested in what happens later this year in the U.S. election. They have watched, from afar, as a week for the ages - and of turmoil - in American politics unfolded. A look from @AP correspondents across the globe.


White House threatens to veto Puerto Rico earthquake aid package ahead of House vote

Joe Biden: "When we create the vacuum, the bad guys step in. And we've got to reunite the democratic nations of the world in a way that used to exist, existed when we left office"

Yes -- And Senator Romney, a man of faith, a man who lives the tenets of his religion, provides a great example for Trumpster Evangelicals and Trumpster Catholics.

Former Kyrgyz President Askar Akaev's eldest son, Aidar, has died in Moscow at the age of 43.

Today, Trump Is Acquitted. Tomorrow, He Starts Cheating on the 2020 Election.

Planeloads of Americans fleeing the fast-moving coronavirus outbreak in China are arriving at military bases across the United States this week on what could be the final chartered flights.

Though President Trump was acquitted in the Senate impeachment trial Wednesday, a blizzard of criminal investigations, civil litigation and congressional inquiries still shadow him, his administration and his family business.

This is the press release from @PressSec Stephanie Grisham at the White House yesterday, calling Rep. Schiff and Speaker Pelosi liars for attempting to hold Trump accountable and asking "Will there be no retribution?" This is the mindset of an autocracy.

"We the people are now the jury ... Do we want to be the America of last night at the State of the Union or do we want to be the America of Mitt Romney today? It's a pretty clear choice."

Rush Limbaugh broadcast an actual 21st century minstrel koon show back in 2007, 'Barack da Magic Negro.' Medal of Freedom is the highest civilian award a US Pres can bestow. Black folks shipped in from all corners to stand by as Trump honored this. #SOTU was a racist spooj dream.


I wrote about something near and dear to my heart: The fact that Susan Collins is not a moderate and that it's long past time for the media to stop calling her one

Bill Barr Makes Himself Gatekeeper Of Investigations Of Campaigns

New York City is now marching down 5th Avenue. Chanting: GUILTY! AS CHARGED!!

Trump couldn’t force President Zelensky to do his dirty political errand. But Grassley & Jonhson are all too happy to do Trump’s dirty work. This is, quite literally, US Senators “interfering” in our free and fair elections by announcing a sham investigation into the Bidens.

This is the mentality that says we will hurt those we claim to care about for the sake of our own power. It makes me sick.

China troubled at UK PM Johnson's silence over coronavirus

US Customs officials destroyed renowned Mali musician BallakΓ© Sissoko's kora.

History will not be kind to Donald Trump

The stars of the Trump presidency are Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff & Mitt Romney. They are the heroes of Trump's miserable story. Trump himself will always be in their shadow from now on.

More and more people are starting to understand the true nature of Trumpism. I've studied cults for 40+ years. I'm a former cult member. I write books about cults and help people escape. If you want to understand what is happening to so many Americans:

Lawrence: Doug Jones put his career on the line to convict Trump

Doug Jones displayed the kind of moral courage in the Senate today that he showed when he prosecuted the Birmingham bomber. He’s running against Jeff Sessions or Roy Moore. Please dig deep on this one. We’ve got to have his back.

TRIGGERED: Don Jr. Calls Sen. Mitt Romney a ‘Pussy’ for Announcing Vote to Convict Trump

Sen. Amy Klobuchar tells Lawrence O'Donnell that she has a game plan to get things done as president - like immigration reform, infrastructure, and pharmaceutical costs - whether or not Mitch McConnell controls the Senate in 2021.

Bolton never intended to testify.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren tells Lawrence O'Donnell how she plans to defeat Trump in 2020 and try to win back the Senate, but she says "my first legislative fight with Mitch McConnell is I've got the biggest anti-corruption plan since Watergate and people support it across this country."

Impeachment takeaways: Trump retains an iron grip over Republicans

Oleg Sentsov met with Canadian PM @JustinTrudeau on Feb. 4 and shared a few ideas on how #Canada can help #Ukraine in its fight against Russia. Here are some highlights from the meeting.

Cover-up accomplices, yes. But there's more. A) They gave Trump free-rein to extort foreign government interference in our election. B) Insisted that "voters should decide" whether to keep Trump in office WHILE preventing voters access to docs that could inform their decision!

We need to support @MittRomney it took tremendous courage to do what he did.

"Smallest audience of POTUS's tenure in office"

"At some point there were instructions or dictates or requests from up above, and as a result, what was supposed to be turned over to us was withheld from us. That is particularly an issue with the NSA but may be with the CIA as well." -Rep. Adam Schiff

"Love me, King Donald. I woulda been the best impeachment manager OF ALL TIME. Can't you SEE?"

Honestly, having the dumbest congressman wear a pin imploring you to quit seems like a compliment.

This fake outrage is exhausting

Every venue Franklin Graham booked for his UK tour has canceled him after learning about his views

President Trump is very explicit about installing his children into power and creating a hereditary autocracy: I take him both literally & seriously.

Weird. Isn’t “Irrelevant relic” what his porn star girlfriends call Trump’s genitals?

The man-boy president has retweeted dozens of anti-Nancy tweets today, followed by a re-up of his GIF about being president forever. Lesson learned I guess!

When the WH cancels a Trump event for no valid reason, the go to assumption should always be that he’s too physically & mentally impaired to perform the functions that were planned. Best guess based on timing- he completely freaked out over Romney’s vote to convict him.

Impeachment is forever. It was never about removal. It was about proving the case and making GOP Senators pay the price.

This (watch the video) should be who we are and how we act. We must be the: · Steady hand. · Truth tellers. · Calm in the storm. · Adults in the room. · Defenders of justice. · The better choice this November. If they make us like them, they win