Friday, May 1, 2020

Senator Kelly Loeffler, who came under fire for dumping stocks after a closed-door coronavirus briefing, revealed millions in assets in a financial disclosure

UST IN: Appeals Court has denied DOJ's motion to delay the ruling that it must hand over Mueller's grand jury information to Congress. Court gives DOJ until May 11 to seek a stay from the Supreme Court.

All aboard

McCarthy fumes after Pelosi names Maxine Waters, 6 other Dems to oversee coronavirus funds

Over a month ago, 4 GOPers in the Senate sold their stocks before the markets crashed, a crime called insider trading. This story has since completely disappeared, so I’ll just keep bringing it up.

We’re really filling all the dystopian hellscape bingo spaces, aren’t we?

This was one of the signs at the “Re-open Illinois” event today. She assured those that she was not a Nazi, and stated, “I have Jewish friends.” Thank you for representing yourself and your “movement” for what it is.

"Of the 2,725 total tests given at the facility this week, at least 1,349 came back positive, according to CoreCivic, the national private corporation that runs Trousdale Turner."

Trump is now basically posting campaign ads on the official White House account

NEW: In deleted tweets, new HHS spokesman Michael Caputo repeatedly directed sexist and sexually suggestive jabs at different women. Calling some "ugly" and "dogface" and tweeting at former FBI lawyer Lisa Page "what's that on your chin."

"found 30 times more cases than previously known"

WATCH: Large crowds gathered in Huntington Beach to protest the closure of Orange County beaches -- which Gov. Gavin Newsom closed because of large crowds at area beaches.

"In a statement, St. Therese’s top executive said 47 residents have died from COVID-19 and another 130 residents have tested positive for the illness since the facility began testing in late March, when tests became available."

I believe Joe Biden.

Here we go again — The White House has blocked Dr. Fauci from testifying before the House panel about the coronavirus response. “The Appropriations Committee sought Dr. Anthony Fauci as a witness at next week’s hearing on COVID-19 response.

Who had “Cannibal Alex Jones” on their COVID bingo card?

Don't allow the president to order $69,000,000 worth of ventilators from a cellphone salesman.

.@EQtainment founder Sofia Dickens on applying for a PPP loan: "It kind of feels like we're subject to a lottery system here."

BTW, Harvard played this well. Releasing the report on a Friday afternoon, otherwise known as the Friday night news dump.

Fox's Chris Wallace on Michael Flynn: "Did the FBI play hardball? Yeah. Guess what? The FBI plays hardball. And guess what? If you are talking to the FBI — and a lot of lawyers would say don't talk to them unless you have to — don't lie."

The chatter among the white supremacist terrorist cells has been for weeks how to use the coronavirus pandemic to their benefit, whether that's weaponizing it or taking advantage of the chaos. What we're seeing right now isn't just a demonstration. It's practiced and organized.

Obama’s vetting of Biden included nearly 10 lawyers who spent nearly two months digging through records and interviewing dozens of people about Biden. Tara Reade’s name — or any other allegations — never came up. My latest with @AnnieLinskey

Hey @kayleighmcenany ... why did you defend Flynn by misquoting @FBI notes?

Says it all: “From his parents home in Brandon, white supremacist Daniel McMahon coached his followers on how to spread hate and violence online “

Collusion has been confirmed with the Trump campaign in my books! Stone was an”unofficial” member of the campaign yet he was getting intel from a hostile arm to a foreign power hostile to the United States! However the Mueller docs will show the entire GOP are traitors!

Kayleigh sounds like Sean hannity but without the intellect

More than 80 ethics complaints against Brett Kavanaugh dismissed because he's now a Justice

Just zoomed w two Canadian friends who own a hard-hit small business. They applied online for the Cdn emergency small business loan program. Application process took under 10 minutes; approval less than 2 minutes. Money arrived in their account two days later.

The co-owner of Sunday River Brewing Co. in Newry who defied state orders by opening his doors to diners on Friday afternoon has lost his state health and liquor licenses.

White House blocks Fauci from testifying before House panel, committee spokesman says

And apparently some of Harvard's academics visited Jeffrey Epstein in jail, according to this new scathing report.

McConnell called the Senate back in order to confirm his bench of judges. This is disgraceful. We should be working on legislation that serves the American people. Our families, communities, & small businesses need more relief now.

Sharp, inspiring talk from @JoeBiden talking to Obama-Biden alumni this afternoon. $1 million raised quickly. We’re fired up and ready to go.

"Women deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, and when they step forward they should be heard, not silenced." Many believe @realDonaldTrump is behind allegations against @joebiden to sway #Election2020. @AURNOnline report:

Tara posted this on her blog, written in Russian. It is a quote by Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov. He is mocking the Mueller investigation for failing to find direct evidence of Trump colluding with Russia. She deleted this post as well.

Why won’t the White House let dr. Anthony Fauci testify in front of congress?

It’s fucking contagious, there’s no treatment or vaccine. What are these people doing?

CONFIRMED: The House Appropriations Committee says it sought Dr. Anthony Fauci as a witness at Wednesday’s Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee hearing on COVID-19 response. It says an administration official informed it that the White House has blocked Dr. Fauci from testifying.

@JoeBiden writes letter to Senate formally asks them to find and publish ANY complaint lodged by Tara Reade.

For all the trumpatears and Bernie Bros out there...

Because he doesn’t know.

More details, per Yonhap: - Kim Jong Un cut the ribbon at the ceremony, state radio reportedly said. - Kim Yo Jong, Pak Pong Ju, Jo Yong Won and other officials accompanied the leader.

nobody: absolutely no one: any Trump administration official

Though the rallying cry for the event was largely around the need to restore economic activity in the state, the gathering featured at least one Trump-world star, former Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke, and Jason Howland, a budding conspiracy theorist

Janet Mills stands firm on plan to restart businesses despite flood of complaints

Guess people are now just killing themselves.

BREAKING: The Food and Drug Administration has approved the experimental drug remdesivir for treating coronavirus patients.

"Coronavirus cases again surge in Minnesota communities with meat processing plants"

Gov. Baker Signs Order Requiring Mass. Residents to Wear Masks in Public

DeVos sued for seizing student loan borrowers' wages during pandemic The lawsuit claims that the Education Department hasn’t actually halted the practice and is continuing to garnish wages in violation of the CARES Act

I'll say what Donald Trump won't: The Confederate flag, swastikas, and other symbols of hate that have been used in these protests have no place in America. The president should encourage folks to follow Gov. Whitmer’s public health orders — not sow further discord and division.

Sioux City Journal gets a scoop. Nebraska isn't tracking meat plant COVID cases, and Gov Ricketts says he's sure the workers are all getting it outside of work (mm-kay, gov, sure). The Tyson plant in Dakota City NE has refused to say how many of its workers are positive, but...

Tampa Bay Times: Florida officials asked state's medical examiners to withhold coronavirus death figures

The Trump administration used the coronavirus crisis as cover to gut regulations that protect the public, particularly pregnant women and children, from exposure to the deadly neurotoxin mercury

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany: "I will never lie to you. You have my word on that."

WH Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany is holding her first briefing right now. It is the first official press briefing in 417 days.

JUST IN: Appeals Court has denied DOJ's motion to delay the ruling that it must hand over Mueller's grand jury information to Congress. Court gives DOJ until May 11 to seek a stay from the Supreme Court.

Polls show old voters are souring on Trump amid the coronavirus crisis. Data indicates that Trump's drop is more directly related to his performance at the task force briefings. "I quit watching. I truly can't stand it," said Ohio retiree Judy Hoffman

BREAKING: Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime lawyer and fixer who was due to be released from federal prison to house arrest on Friday will remain behind bars, 2 people familiar with the situation told The Daily Beast

Everything is so stupid but this may win

Fox News host Laura Ingraham retweets article from white nationalist group VDare blaming immigrant workers for coronavirus hotspots

Full Disclosure: An Interview with Noel Casler

Then no more stimulus. Simple enough

We have lived long enough with a President who doesn’t think he is accountable to anyone, and takes responsibility for nothing. That’s not me. As a Presidential candidate, I’m accountable to the American people.

The Hate Store: Amazon’s Self-Publishing Arm Is a Haven for White Supremacists The company gives extremists and neo-Nazis banned from other platforms unprecedented access to a mainstream audience — and even promotes their books.

Justin Trudeau says effective immediately, it is no longer permitted to buy, sell, transport, import or use military-grade assault weapons in Canada. To protect law-abiding gun owners, there will be a 2-year amnesty period and the government will legislate 'fair compensation.'

We’re all Zelensky now

WaPo op-ed last week: I work at Smithfield Foods. I'm suing them over putting our lives at risk for your dinner. "Just coming to work puts us at risk of exposure to a virus that’s killing thousands of people every single day."

.@LindseyGrahamSC played political games with federal resources that South Carolina needs. And he just lost. Now, the folks at MCAS Beaufort lose $11 million for a desperately needed fire station. Shameful. When I'm elected, I'll always put SC first.

From John Barron To @RealDonaldTrump: Trump’s History of Lying | The New Yorker ⁦@gregolear⁩ it seems “John Barron” was used for more than just herpes scripts. A leading question for our IC friends: To get a prescription filled, do you need an SSN?

Ask yourself: What does dancing in blackface have to do with wanting the governor to reopen the state?

Ask yourself: What does dancing in blackface have to do with wanting the governor to reopen the state?

This crisis isn't about you, Mr. President. It's about the American people.

Thank you to NJ @GovMurphy and our friends in New Jersey for lending Massachusetts 50 ventilators to support the Commonwealth's hospital system.

HAPPENING NOW... NASHVILLE May Day Protest Caravan... Folks across the country are protesting for workers rights and protections today.

With the United States dealing with the worst known coronavirus outbreak in the world, FRONTLINE examines the federal response, and the response in Washington State, where America’s first COVID-19 case was identified. STREAM NOW:

A Jordanian journalist was called in for a "talk" with military intelligence officials after he published an op-ed that claimed the government would soon be unable to pay public servants during the coronavirus pandemic, sources told OCCRP

Mitch McConnell 202-224-2541 DC 270-442-4554 Paducah 270-781-1673 Bowling Green 606-864-2026 London 859-578-0188 Fort Wright 859-224-8286 Lexington 502-582-6304 Louisville

McConnell is now refusing to pass ANY stimulus bill that doesn't include TOTAL LEGAL IMMUNITY for corporations that get people sick w/ the coronavirus. It's abhorrent. It's also totally impractical. How can we reopen the economy if companies have no incentive to keep us safe?

This is how Pompeo responds to actual facts. With a pathetic sloganeering tweet fit for a failed congressional backbencher - not the Secretary of State.

Alex has gone full cannibal and is now threatening to hang, skin, and then butcher Democrats to feed to his children. This is who these protestors are listening to. This man needs to be arrested and CPS needs to go get his children for their safety.

Hong Kong police deployed pepper spray to disperse protesters congregated at a shopping mall Friday

We have shipped tens of thousands of #PPE donations all over America. So far: NY, NJ, PA, MD, DC, KY, MI, AZ, WA, MO, LA, GA, NC, VA, TX and NM up next. Please support this effort. Our #HealthCareHeroes desperately need these supplies.

Hey folks! The latest Episode of The New Abnormal contains — as requested — plenty of “Fuck That Guy” action.

NEW: Justice Dept. scrutinizes White House-connected doctor linked to disputed coronavirus treatment. From me and @mattzap

The president of the United States said to make a deal with human lives.

Susan Rice to @wolfblitzer on Jared Kushner’s recent ‘victory lap’: “I don’t know how anybody with a straight face can call this ‘a great success’ and declare this a ‘Mission Accomplished’ moment when more than 60,000 Americans are dead.”

"You shouldn’t be anywhere near the White House," Meyers said of Trump's son-in-law Thursday night. "You should be confessing to Christopher Meloni at the end of Law & Order”

Laura Ingraham goes after Dr. Fauci and suggests something nefarious is going on between him and Gilead because he talked about the results of Remdesivir and not Hydroxychloroquine

Federal judge orders release of some Florida ICE detainees

Capitol physician says Senate lacks capacity to test all senators

Court filings show the NRA is in shambles — and Wayne LaPierre hopes his lawyer can ‘keep him out of jail’ Another crooked thief, he STOLE from you 2nd amendment GUN NUTS! And you say you aren't stooooopid.

The president implies that the governor of Michigan should “give a little.” Hard to imagine he’d say that to a man.

Nice job vetting applicants

Being a cashier is the most dangerous retailing job Sandra Kunz, 72, was a Walmart cashier. She complained about working without a mask & about the many customers who coughed at the register She contracted Covid-19 & then her husband did. They both died.

Biden’s full written statement:

Trump Demands Proof China Coronavirus Wuhan Lab Iraq WMD Yellowcake Uranium Niger OMG WTF BENGhaZI!111!!!!

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin spent 18 months hunting for “dirt” on Joe Biden in Ukraine. None exists. So they needed to spin some new fiction. The media has unmasked Tara Reade as an active measures pawn piece.

Colorado bought 100,000 coronavirus tests from S. Korea-- using emergency funds. They're here now. @GovofCO says he kept it under wraps so they weren't confiscated (by feds or others).

"News organizations that have talked w/ literally dozens of former staffers have not found one who corroborated [Reade's] allegations in any way. Indeed, many of them spoke to the culture of an office that would not have tolerated harassment in any way."

Amash and Jessie Ventura are RUNNING AS SPOILERS. Third parties can't win, so the very thing they "supposedly want to defeat..Trump" might well win again, by stealing independent and more sensible GOP. WTF guy??!! Two more narcissists????

DOJ told Jimmy Carter that his son could not be a White House intern under the 1967 anti-nepotism statute. DOJ stuck to that position for decades until 2017, then changed its interpretation of the law for Jared and Ivanka. 62,000 Americans are now dead

Note how Biden doesn’t attack Reade. Note how he doesn’t try and explain her motives. He just says none of her allegations are true. He’s calm, he’s direct, he’s confident. No matter how many times Mika asks the same question, he’s never flustered.

Jerome Corsi, the commentator who narrowly escaped charges in Mueller probe, meant to email Zev Zelenko, a White House-allied doctor, about a hydroxychloroquine project. He instead emailed Aaron Zelinsky, the Mueller prosecutor. A new probe has begun...

Eight Labrador retrievers are the first trainees in a University of Pennsylvania research project to determine whether canines can detect an odor associated with the coronavirus.

.@ABC NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Walgreens President Richard Ashworth speaks with @michaelstrahan about the pharmacy’s plans to test for coronavirus in 49 states and over 50,000 people per week.

"Very few Senate Republicans are stupid enough actually to believe the Fox bubble bullshit machine...[The rest] just don’t seem to care, so long as those deaths are slow enough that they don’t get in the way of November,"

My latest in the @washingtonpost: the feigned outrage of FBI tactics is just a diversion. Flynn had a choice, and he chose to lie to the FBI.

Today, we talk to the great @CaslerNoel: "He is like a 'Godfather'...listen to the Parnas audio about taking out Amb. Yovanovitch: That’s a mob boss mentality & a guy in charge of his faculties & interests who knows exactly where he is & what he’s doing."

Donald Trump: Unfit. Unwell. Unacceptable

Trump wants @JoeBiden to address the Tara Reade allegation, I'm 100% ok with that, But afterwards @realDonaldTrump has to address the 25+ sexual assault an rape allegations against him and hand over his DNA sample for the @ejeancarroll rape case! Let's do this right!!!

Biden: “There are no NDAs, period, in my case. None.”

These officers run the very real risk of contracting Covd-19 spewing from the mouth of these thugs. The FBI needs to ID and arrest everyone who terrorized the legislature today.

Jared Kushner's sale of his shares in Cadre should be reviewed for potentially violating ethics rules by using nonpublic information about the impending economic effects of coronavirus for his own benefit, according to a letter sent by CREW to the OGE.

The Justice Department is reportedly investigating a New York doctor who touted a dubious coronavirus treatment to the White House after a Mueller probe figure accidentally sent an email meant for him directly to a federal prosecutor instead

Texas reports most deaths in a day from COVID-19 as Gov. Abbott prepares to drop stay-home order

.@morningmika: Do you have NDAs that you have had former staffers sign? Former VP Joe Biden: "I have never asked anyone to sign a NDA...None."

Joe Biden to Morning Joe on Tara Reade sexual assault allegation: "It is not true. I am saying unequivocally -- it never, never happened, and it didn't. It never happened."

Even with his sister seemingly waiting in the wings to take over, if Kim Jong Un dies, it’s fair to say all hell could break loose

Many Face Masks Distributed by Massachusetts Found Deficient: Report

They can’t even find enough Coronavirus tests for 100 Senators? A hundred? Really?

Mitch McConnell says his priority when the Senate returns next week will be confirming more judges, rather than coronavirus response. His tactics have been highly questionable, like reportedly pressing judges to retire.

Fauci + Pitt = The bromance we never knew we needed.

Joe Biden: "I want to address allegations by a former staffer that I engaged in misconduct 27 years ago. They aren't true. This never happened."

Short quiz, @SenateGOP: Which idiot said this? "Anybody that needs a test, gets a test"

In the late ‘60s then Gov. Ronald Reagan and the @NRA banned open carry in CA after the Black Panthers brought guns to the state house. What do we hear today from the NRA?

A republican governor is on TV talking about how he snuck a plane full of test kits in from South Korea, stored them in a warehouse and has state national guard troops protecting them so the Trump administration won't steal them. That's where America is now.#TrumpShitShow

So the two-step the "Wuhan lab theory" has begun. No one is saying it that a lab accident - like sloppy handling of waste - is impossible. But that's not what started all this. Both Cotton and Trump have thrown out multiple scenarios in classic motte/bailey argument. /1

Has anyone else noticed that trump supporters aren’t demanding that bookstores and libraries open?

Lol ask Trump

I will crawl over shards of broken glass, in sub freezing temperatures, during a thunderstorm on November 3 to vote for @JoeBiden.

“The Times interviewed Ms. Reade on multiple days over hours, as well as those she told about Mr. Biden’s behavior and other friends. The Times has also interviewed lawyers who spoke to Ms. Reade about her allegation; nearly two dozen people who worked with Mr. Biden”

An open and independent press is more important than ever in times like this. They deserve to be treated with respect — not belittled with schoolyard taunts from this president.

They walk among us.

"My grandfather died today. He voted for you. He believed you when you said this virus was no worse than the flu. He believed every lie you muttered and sputtered. You’re a disgrace to the human race."

Capitol doctor told aides today that the Capitol lacks the testing capacity to regularly test all senators, saying that tests would only be made available to those who are sick, according to two sources familiar with the call. Many senators are high-risk.

It’s not like coronavirus is highly contagious or anything

The virus that causes Covid-19 is so tiny that it can only be viewed through an electron microscope. Scientists have been studying what the virus does to our cells. Here’s what they've discovered so far

A short story. #whiteprivilege

The case against Mike Flynn is falling apart. It’s time for those who cheered on his misery to rethink their arguments.

Late night news —> ‘The examination of Vladimir Zelenko’s records began when an associate, conservative commentator Jerome Corsi, accidentally sent an email intended for Zelenko to Aaron Zelinsky, who was a member of Robert Mueller’s team.’

Amid the virus-fueled lockdown, neither Trump nor Biden have broadcast a single 30-second television spot. After debating whether it was good strategy, Trump campaign set to release a flood of ads, @MarioDParker reports. Ads will tout virus response.

Absolutely everything is transactional for this poor broken human being. Everything.

Trevor Noah goes off on Elon Musk: “He’s never been a fan of the shutdown in the first place, but last night, he pushed the button for insane mode”