Thursday, March 5, 2020

“The judge said Barr’s “lack of candor” called “into question Attorney General Barr’s credibility and, in turn, the department’s” assurances to the court. He ordered DOJ to show him the portions of the report that were censored in the public version.”

Chinese doctors say autopsies of #coronavirus victims suggest that #COVID19 is “like a combination of #SARS and #AIDS as it damages both the lungs and immune systems,” and can cause “irreversible” lung damage even if the patient survives

Mitt Romney could derail the Republican subpoena targeting the Bidens. Romney noted the Homeland Security Committee's investigation might look political in nature given Biden's resurgence. "There's no question the appearance is not good."

NEW: We've identified another $157,000 in payments from taxpayers to @realdonaldtrump's company, as Trump Org. charged $396/night to house Trump's own Secret Service agents. We know about it b/c @Public_Citizen won a 3-year battle for public records

Federal Judge Questions William Barr's 'Credibility' in Rollout of Mueller Report

Congress just passed a bipartisan $8.3 bil Coronavirus emergency funding package. This will allow us to deliver a coordinated, comprehensive response to this crisis, including funding for treatment and vaccine research. For Coronavirus updates, follow @CDCgov & @lapublichealth

JUST IN: A federal judge laid into Attorney General William Barr’s “lack of candor” in a court opinion on Thursday, accusing him of producing a “distorted” summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election

This is notable. I served with Judge Walton in the Bush 41 administration. He's a person of integrity; his pronouncements are measured, thoughtful and honest.

“Barr quietly intervened in an immigration asylum case last week when he issued a decision that narrowed the definition of torture for asylum seekers who invoke it as a grounds for staying in the United States.”

Judge Walton on Barr: 'The actions of Attorney General Barr and his representations about the Mueller Report preclude the Court’s acceptance of the validity of the Department’s redactions without its independent verification.'

Judge Reggie Walton has ordered the Justice Department to hand over to him a copy of the unredacted Mueller report and accused Attorney General Barr of misrepresenting its findings in the days before it was submitted to Congress last year.

Epic scathing!

This is not a well person

Actions by a nation-state that lead to death should be considered an act of war. So it's no surprise to see Russia still conducting information biowarfare. For them, war is full spectrum.

Warren’s candidacy, of course, centered on the fact that she had a “plan” for everything. When I was at WBUR, I put together brief summaries of some of the notable policies she brought forward

Start the clock on Comrade Gabbard’s Jill Stein 2.0 run.

.@ewarren gives form to brainy, compassionate, determined, indefatigable leadership. Her extraordinary belief in the capacity of our nation to serve its poorest resident and to demand the most of its people will continue to move our nation forward. Thank you, our friend!

Elizabeth Warren would’ve been a helluva president.

The Dow opened down 700 points, or 2.6%, lower, setting up the day for another session of dramatic losses

BREAKING: The Trump administration won’t be able to meet its promised timeline of having a million coronavirus tests available by the end of the week

NEW: Schumer on Senate floor about his comments about Supreme Court Justices: "Now, I should not have used the words I used yesterday..."

Lindsey Graham to @mkraju on Trump citing "hunch" to contradict WHO's 3.4% death rate for coronavirus: "I listen to the scientists when it comes to the numbers, and I would encourage the president if he's going to report things to make sure the science is behind what he's saying"

Can't understand why a candidate who praises Castro isn't doing better in Florida

NEWS: Sen. Elizabeth Warren is suspending her campaign, a source familiar tells

#Florida officials limit #coronavirus tests to people with a history of travel to a hot zone, or close contact with a #COVID19 patient over concerns that #FL’s 3 labs will be overwhelmed. No tests = NO containment. Testing capacity MUST expand NOW

Framing Bernie Sanders as a divisive party outsider who won’t accept defeat, the Biden campaign pointed to his bitter primary fight four years ago with Hillary Clinton

JUST NOW: "I can't help but notice there wasn't an answer to that question." Watch me try to get something from @RepValDemings on VP speculation. I mean, I didn't hear a no

Dear @foxnewsdesk: You have the right to invite misinformed people, including @realDonaldTrump, to spew false information on your opinion shows about the #coronavirus. But understand that this may endanger people’s lives, including those of your viewers

Is your meth contaminated with coronavirus? This Florida police dept. will test it for free

Hehe @MAGA

Exclusive: Moldova's Most Notorious Oligarch Has Been In The U.S. Despite Sanctions, Officials Say

When was the last time Mitch McConnell just sat and listened in Kentucky? We can do better, and I will do better for Kentucky. Join our grassroots team:

Stable. Genius.

Wrong. Biden is the reason Hill got to testify. He fought so she could. He also apologized at the time for the questioning and voted no. What anlying pos you are. Oh. And Hill will vote for Biden

This was probably not picked up most cable network coverage. "Can the uninsured get tested?" "Gentlemen, ladies...Can the uninsured get tested?" WH staffer(?): "Screaming for the camera can't get you anywhere." These people. SMH

#MoscowMitch MCCONNELL: “He literally directed the stmt to the justices, by name. And he said, quote, 'if you go forward w/ these awful decisions,' which could only apply to the court itself. The minority leader of the US Senate threatened two assoc justices of the US Supreme Court. Period."

Sanders has yet to explain how he’ll pay for half of his agenda – at the moment he’s short $27 trillion which is well over the size of the entire US economy ($21 trillion).

Molly Jong-Fast: With Warren, The Dream of a Female President Dies Again

Truly is amazing and it really does boggle the mind. The stress out there is going up a few degrees with each passing hour and day and this guy throws out these rationalizations. WATCH: Trump Says The Coronavirus Is Having A Positive Impact On The Country

The Trump administration was dealt a major blow in the International Criminal Court when senior judges authorized an investigation into alleged U.S. war crimes in Afghanistan

Facebook and Amazon have both sent out instructions to their Seattle-based workers to stay at home after the coronavirus outbreak hit their offices

$270, $27, $2.70... his donation sheets wreak of automated activity.

The close relationship between Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and President Trump is souring, and the bad blood is threatening to spill into the president’s reelection effort in the nation’s biggest swing state

Shortage of personal protective equipment endangering health workers worldwide

Please make sure everyone you know knows this is a lie. He's rolled back most of the protections on our air and water and is in court trying to force California to lower our air standards.

Federal judge orders 9/11 victim attorneys to detail threats allegedly made against potential witnesses in lawsuit targeting Saudi Arabia

John Roberts helped Bush Jr. steal Florida then was rewarded with a #SCOTUS seat. Let's not forget who he is

Attorney General William Barr has named Will Levi as his new chief of staff, @dlippman reports.

As more cases of #COVID19 are identified in specific US locations, affected communities may take actions to minimize the impact of novel coronavirus. Local communities may employ tools that encourage social distancing. Learn actions you can take:

China and Japan agree to delay the first state visit of a Chinese leader to Tokyo in about a decade due to coronavirus worries

The Palestinian Authority bars tourists and closes all mosques and churches in Bethlehem for the next two weeks after identifying suspected cases of coronavirus infections

Amazing. Six weeks ago, the assistant DA in New York tendered a resignation letter complaining of hostile work environment and obstruction of justice. It was redacted. The City *unredacted* it. Must read!

#PaulWhelan is spending his 50th birthday today in a Moscow jail where he's been wrongfully detained for 14 mos. His detention shows yet again the Putin regime’s disregard for justice & basic human rights. Congress must fight for his release & accountability for those responsible

This is the same John Roberts who stayed quiet when Trump recently excoriated two different Justices in much harsher language. (They were female and liberal.) I’ll add long voting lines, a direct result of his 2013 decision, don’t seem to bother him much.

.@realDonaldTrump Don’t you worry little man, he’s got $62.3 billion left. And it’s coming for you.

Will Levi spent the last two years helping William Barr navigate several hot-button issues at the center of Trump’s campaign against the “deep state.” Now he's been named as the attorney general's chief of staff.

Enjoy more Trump!

Very big: A solid majority of the Knesset supports a bill that forbids naming an indicted member to form a government. This is probably the end of the road for Netanyahu.

Will @SenRonJohnson be releasing a report on @realDonaldTrump ’s kids foreign work? Will he be releasing a report on @IvankaTrump ’s Chinese trademarks for voting machines? If I were a Republican voter I’d want these questions satisfactorily answered before I case my final vote

Trump just saved the planet by reducing the Coronavirus Global death rate from 3.4% to 1%, with a single lie. Amazing what one can do with total ignorance and a willing Sean Hannity.

So your solution to someone breaking self quarantine and infecting others is more self quarantine. "Although there are no current cases who have tested positive for the virus in Vermont, health officials advised all attendees of the Feb. 28 event to self-quarantine for 14 days."

This awesome clip of Obama sticking it to Trump needs to be retweeted ‘til the end of time!

It's still Obama's fault: "The Obama administration made a decision on testing that turned out to be very detrimental to what we're doing and we undid that decision a few days ago so that testing can take place in a much more accurate and rapid fashion..."

"A cross-party group of around 40 MPs want Boris Johnson to rethink the controversial decision to allow the state-subsidised Chinese firm to supply more than a third of the UK's 5Gnetwork equipment."

Exclusive: Iowa congresswoman reveals painful endometriosis battle, new fight to increase funding

Researchers in China have developed a robot that they say could help doctors working with #coronavirus patients. More from our live blog

Trump to Hannity on WHO saying coronavirus death rate is 3.4%: "I think the 3.4% number is really a false number. Now this is just my hunch, but based on a lot of conversations ... personally, I'd say the number is way under 1%." Astoundingly irresponsible

Trump says democrats are weaponizing the virus against his administration. After a long rant, he concludes with “I’m president and they’re not”

As the architect of an 80-case barrage of partisan, 5-4 decisions for big Republican donor interests, Chief Justice Roberts has zero credibility playing umpire in any political squabble

I'm Joe Biden and I'm running a campaign that chooses: Hope over fear. Unity over division. Truth over lies. And to supporters of Pete, Amy, and Beto: last night was your win too — and I’m here to earn your vote. So join us:

Here’s trump blaming Obama for his crappy coronavirus testing protocol.

Thanks to @NatashaBertrand @dlippman scoop on Michael Ellis' new White House role: Senior Director for Intelligence! Here's my deep dive into what impeachment proceedings revealed about Ellis' role in Ukraine cover-up and abuse of classification system

Protect yourself and your community from coronavirus with common sense precautions: wash your hands, stay home when sick and listen to the @CDCgov and local health authorities. Save the masks for health care workers. Let’s stay calm, listen to the experts, and follow the science.— Barack Obama

THREAD: This is a stunning admission of potentially criminal behavior by Trump. Why? He says he wanted Sessions to "end" the Russia probe. Well, Mueller investigated Trump's actions toward Sessions. He found "substantial evidence" that they crossed the legal threshold for obstruction.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has declared a state of emergency in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The proclamation is to help advance resources to aid the state in preparing for a broader spread of the virus.

Trump admits to the world that he wanted to shut down the Mueller investigation and faults the former Attorney General for not doing so. Sessions is paying a political price for refusing to corruptly obstruct a lawful investigation.

This ad leaves out context. The 1st part, from 2016, deletes a line where Obama said he doesn't know Sanders as well as Clinton. The 2nd part is from 2006, not 2016, as the closing "Feel the Bern" snippet that is indeed from 2016 may suggest.

The Trump Admin Coronavirus plan: 1 Hide it by not testing ppl 2 Don’t interrupt commerce 3 Don’t partition ppl 4 Let it spread 5 Talk a big game 6 Death rate of 3% OK 7 Blame deaths on the flu 8 Blue-sky treatment ideas 9 Ignore hospital capacity issue 10 Hope for warm weather

A Tampa coronavirus patient says the CDC did not take her health concerns seriously. "No one sounded prepared. No one at the CDC sounded prepared or educated on what was going on."

"We're clearly not doing enough testing," says Dr. Sanjay Gupta about US coronavirus testing. "You can compare what we have done in this country compared to other countries. ... In order to be able to tackle something in public health you have to know what you're dealing with."

One of the Republican Senator “jurors” who voted not to remove Trump for withholding aid to Ukraine in exchange for announcing an investigation of Biden ... is now investigating Biden himself. Your tax dollars at work.

Trump blames Obama for coronavirus because he’s nuts and any reporter who covers this President as if this is normal is failing you. (My public service announcement for the day.)

Appeals judges ruling on prosecutor’s request to investigate war crimes allegedly committed by the Afghan Army, the Taliban and US military personnel in Afghanistan and other countries used as CIA rendition sites

But it's just a cold, right?

I have said it many times in this campaign. This nation will be able to overcome four years of Donald Trump. But if this man is reelected, we won’t recognize this country in a few years. We have to get Trump out of the White House.

If you believe, as Donald Trump Jr. does, that Democrats want people to die in order to embarrass Trump, then yes, criticism looks "political". But if you assume we want to save lives, then one of our tools is to point out the mistakes and pressure Trump to be better.

Just hours after Joe Biden surged to the top of the Democratic presidential pack, Senate Republicans announced a new phase of their investigation targeting the former vice president and his son Hunter

The #Coronavirus situation is not a time for PR stunts. It’s a time when our elected officials should exhibit leadership. Join us moving #ForwardWithHonor

Black folks throughout the South (and beyond) are NOT low information voters. Nor are they members of the so-called establishment or corporate class. They are the direct descendants of a turbulent history that includes Slavery, Lynching and Jim Crow. Respect. The. Struggle.

NEW: Warren camp mgr Roger Lau emailing all staff this AM, thanking them for their hard work & reiterating that Warren is assessing the path forward with her team. “She’s going to take time right now to think through the right way to continue this fight,” per email I obtained.

The Taliban conducted more than 40 attacks on the same day Trump made these warm comments about their leadership

Lawyers for the 9/11 families suing Saudi Arabia claim their investigator interviewed Jamal Khashoggi on Oct. 26, 2017, and Khashoggi sent a text to “senior Saudi officials that same day.” Covered an emergency hearing on these new filings this morning for @CourthouseNews .


Fistfights break out in Turkish Parliament after an opposition lawmaker calls President Erdogan “dishonest”

Sanders: We're trying to transform this country, not just beat Trump

Sanders: There was no way Clyburn was going to be endorsing me

Sanders blames failure to grow Black support on Biden association with Obama

Oct. 6, 2018 “Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has received more than a dozen judicial misconduct complaints in recent weeks against Brett M. Kavanaugh...but has chosen for the time being not to refer them to a judicial panel for investigation.”

Where's the line? Roberts' rebuke means he believes Schumer crossed a line. Roberts didn't say anything when Trump attacked Judge Jackson after the Roger Stone trial, or after Trump praised Stone, who literally threatened ABJ's life by posting a photo of her face with crosshairs.

Rachel Maddow would love to talk with Joe Biden. Just sayin'

ICC appeals judges to rule on Afghan war crimes investigation

NBC News: A medical professional who conducted passenger screenings at LAX tested positive for the coronavirus late Tuesday night

Hospitals and nursing homes are getting direction on handling the coronavirus

Tumbling bond yields, coronavirus halt dollar advance

Trump told Hannity tonight that the 1994 crime bill was a "Biden-Obama law." Obama was not even in politics then. Trump, realizing that he had misspoken, then tried to save the claim by saying the following:

Maddow: Is Barack Obama part of the Democratic establishment? Bernie: No.

It certainly sounds like Bernie is saying President Obama is part of the establishment:

It wasn't clear whether the congressman was wearing the gas mask to troll those panicking over the outbreak, as multiple health organizations have repeatedly stated not to wear face masks.

Thank you, San Francisco! I am grateful for your overwhelming support in my re-nomination to the Congress of the United States. Your votes from every community of our beloved City give me humility and confidence.

.@chrislhayes on Trump’s failing response to coronavirus: “We need truth. We need the facts. We need testing. And we need them now. We needed them a week ago. And Donald Trump should take the next month off and golf, while someone else handles it.”

While Bloomberg, Buttigieg and Klobuchar have all endorsed Biden, don’t immediately add their delegates to his total

Alex Jones Not Bragging, But He's Had Sex And Done Some Killings

He’s just making shit up at this point. Imagine trying to blame Obama for a virus that didn’t exist when he was President.

Bernie Sanders on not courting Jim Clyburn’s support: “No way on God’s earth” he was endorsing me

Some AIPAC conference attendees *may* have been in contact with a coronavirus patient, AIPAC says.

Here's what happens when you get tested for coronavirus

Whether you think Schumer’s comments were warranted or not, for Chief Justice Roberts to reprimand him, after permitting so much from Trump to go unacknowledged, will damage public faith in the neutrality of the Court he leads. This feels like a misstep.

This is Bernard Sanders. A man so self-centered and ideologically blind that he would tell a torture victim he admired his torturers.

to handle a public health crisis, a president has to marshal government resources and communicate information Americans can trust the WH has lagged in coronavirus testing Trump today blamed an Obama regulation but the regulation never took effect

If Trump and Nunes get to sue The Washington Post for not even telling lies then when does everyone else get to sue Fox News and the Republican party for lying their asses off?

Donald, everyone knows that in 2016 Russia bought the election for you. We're not going to let that happen again. I'm all in to defeat you in 2020.— Tom Steyer

Senator Collins is refusing to say if she voted for Trump in the 2020 GOP presidential primary, but her record is clear—she has voted with him 94% of the time and he's endorsed her reelection campaign.

Lawsuits Accuse Big Hotel Chains of Allowing Sex Trafficking

That's not how breathalyzers work, Matt.

So now I'm really confused. Is Bernie part of the Obama-Democratic-Establishment or the leader of the revolution against the Obama-Democratic-Establishment?

Sorry, did I miss how Bloomberg used his money to create fake accounts posing as Americans to weaponize stolen emails, organize divisive protests, and target African-Americans to suppress their vote? or was he just being regular Michael Bloomberg with real ads

You might recall when House lawmakers asked why aid to Ukraine was halted, the WH claimed in public and in later court statements it was to allow for a policy review. Just one problem: There was never a review, according to a senior Pentagon official.

Dear @NBCNews @abcnews @CBSNews @MSNBC @CNN if you bite at the coming Hunter Biden Burisma BS and you try and make it another "what about her emails." We will boycott all of you. We'll make the BBC, French 24 and CBC the leading media world wide. You will not get to Hillary Joe.

A fierce battle is unfolding to bring a Khashoggi movie to a screen near you

My latest: For five years, @BernieSanders has claimed the Dems can only win the White House by using revolutionary fervor to remodel the electorate. Last night showed most Democratic voters don't buy that. Please read, RT, and share



Americans are dying. Shame on you, Matt Gaetz for mocking essential funding for #COVIDー19.

Why would Chief Justice Roberts get involved in this but fail to do so two weeks ago when the current occupant of the White House attacked some of the justices. Chief Justice Roberts ought to be publicly consistent, or keep his opinions out of this

BREAKING: #GrandPrincess cruise ship appears to be a new #coronavirus “hot zone.” 21 passengers report having #COVID19 symptoms after an ex-passenger just DIED in #California from a #coronavirus infection likely acquired onboard the ship

And that’s why they still aren’t testing peop

It’s difficult to wrap your head around the fact that the president called into a TV show & made a series of statements during a pandemic directly contradicting public health advice. The mind boggles at how reckless & dangerous that is. People who follow his bad advice could die.

Amazing to see Nashville residents joining together to serve neighbors in need! So many restaurants & food trucks giving meals all across the city after is all over! @WCKitchen will continue to work to find & serve any communities missed...