Friday, May 29, 2020

BREAKING: Trump’s posts on Minnesota didn’t violate Facebook policies, Mark Zuckerberg says

Minneapolis citizens — multiple ethnicities — out here cleaning up the streets. People are amazing. Humanity.

Nothing like a 3-Star General telling The Russians that they both have a common enemy vs. President Obama. What a piece traitorous trash.

Russia, Iran, China chide U.S. over human rights after Minneapolis.

If you are arrested in Atlanta during these protests, we will represent you pro bono. — Lawrence Zimmerman

Graffiti art on the side of a train in Belgium reads 'Please, I can't breathe' in memory of George Floyd

Protests over George Floyd’s death spread across the nation

KT McFarland admitted on U.S. Government emails Russia gave Trump the election on the same day Flynn conspired with Kislyak. Indict her.

Re: Flynn-Kislyak convo Having now read the transcript & taking it in context of what was happening, it is obvious to me & anyone who has engaged w the Russians that the conversation was NOT in the US interest. Flynn’s actions were despicable. Under stable why he lied to FBI.

BREAKING: Trump defunds WHO. Eradication for polio and HIV suffer major tragic setbacks.

The protest then headed to in front of the White House. A protester was taken by the USSS in front of Pennsylvania Ave into an adjacent federal building. Unclear what he did.A couple men then splintered off from the group and spray painted “F*ck Trump” on the building.

Outside of the White House constant echo of “I CANT BREATHE” from protestors in Lafayette Park.

The Secret Service has locked down the White House in response to protests against police violence underway in nearby Lafayette Square

Another Friday document dump: 218 pages of notes from witness interviews in the Mueller probe, released by DOJ following a lawsuit from CNN and BuzzFeed

Protesters are now in front of the White House chanting George Floyd’s name.

Exclusive: Twitter’s decision to label Trump tweets was two years in the making

Today @realDonaldTrump, with all his failed China policy advisors present, announced China is "smothering Hong Kong's freedom"--something China didn't dare to do during the Clinton, Bush & Obama presidencies. Trump didn't apologize for allowing it to happen on his watch.

Merkel RSVPs 'no' to come to Washington for the G7

This tweet, published by producer @AdrienneVogt, is now CNN's most-retweeted post of all time

Senator McConnell said the Senate needed to “pause” its COVID-19 response. But the virus isn’t pausing. Over 100,000 Americans have died Over 40 million have filed for unemployment

"the boss is aware" Trump knew Flynn was talking to Kislyak.

Epstein estate, victims reach agreement on compensation fund

Amazing. Trump goes to the Rose Garden. He talks about Hong Kong. Not a word about George Floyd’s murder. Nor about the violence and riots in Minneapolis. Nor about the 101,000 Covid deaths in just 3 months. Do we even HAVE a president? What does he imagine his job covers? Golf?

A group of DC demonstrators, who are protesting in the wake of George Floyd's death in policy custody in Minneapolis, have reached the streets outside the White House. US Secret Service not allowing people to leave the White House complex right now

Never forget that Kushner, Flynn & Kislyak discussed Kushner USING RUSSIAN EQUIPMENT so that Kushner could communicate with the Kremlin IN SECRET FROM THE US The NY slum lord Kushner needed to use Russian equipment? It's bizarre that we've ignored this

These transcripts CONFIRM pretty much everything Mueller accused Flynn of doing, and they DEBUNK much of what Trump has said about Flynn. The transcripts corroborate Flynn's guilty plea and further prove that he lied to the FBI about his Russian calls.

Holy hell. Imagine your country’s democracy was just attacked and the first time you talk to the Ambassador from the attacking country and you don’t condemn them for the attack? Instead, you ask them to go easy on us? Yeah, Flynn lied. He also betrayed America

Schumer rails on Trump’s event this afternoon: “President Trump’s Rose Garden event just now was pathetic. It perfectly encapsulates his inability to lead when our nation needs it most. The only question is whether President Trump is afraid to lead or just doesn’t know how.”

Here’s what the Flynn transcripts show: Gen. Flynn secretly discussed the U.S. response to Russia’s brazen election interference, and lied about it to the FBI and Vice President. No wonder Trump and his allies are trying to re-write history, Because the facts are so damning.

NEW on the Flynn case: another amicus brief this time from 24 retired federal district court judges arguing Judge Sullivan's role is not merely “ministerial" and that he should examine the "unusual lack of adversity" in DOJ's abrupt move to drop the case.

This action by @POTUS to terminate our relationship with the World Health Organization is insane. With the reality of global travel, #Covid19 will continue to threaten the lives of Americans until it is eradicated worldwide. More evidence that @realDonaldTrump is unfit to lead

Dear @realDonaldTrump: You’re full of shit. You wrote: “the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts.” The “we will assume control” language destroys your attempt to backtrack. Delete your tweet.

Um, the Flynn transcripts show that trump and pence are both fucking liars and Flynn was going around US policy to make a deal with Russia right after they attacked our country. Can Ric Grenell not read or does he just love people who sell out this country?

The Flynn transcript shows the incoming Trump administration colluding with Russia against the U.S. government

"Cyber stuff" does he mean the interference of Russia in our presidential election? "Box us in" does he mean the US response to Russia's interference?@DevinNunes as one of your constituents please help me understand. @DevinCow I think you are more reliable to answer. Thoughts?

One of China's most senior generals issued a stark warning to Taiwan: China will attack the country if there is no other way of stopping it from becoming independent

A Starship prototype just exploded in Boca Chica, Texas during static fire testing. SpaceX was granted an FAA license yesterday to conduct suborbital flights, not sure when those first test flights will happen. Video/live feed from

The use of the National Guard as an additional, and extra militarized police force, has left some activists worried the deployments will result in new violence. It doesn’t help that there are allegations of racism within the National Guard's own ranks.

"None of us are truly free, so long as our friends, neighbors, or fellow citizens are deprived of the same fundamental rights we enjoy."

Leaving the World Health Organization in the middle of a pandemic because he wants to spread propaganda while his people die instead of practicing science. This is some crazy dictator shit.

Trump said he will formally end the U.S. relationship with the World Health Organization, blasting the multilateral institution as a tool of China.

The President escapes his own press conference to evade questions on Minneapolis

Trump is continuing to delay the presser so that there will be more coverage of the ass-covering tweet.

"None of us, any longer, can we hear the words 'I can't breathe' and do nothing," Joe Biden says. "It's time for us to take a hard look at the uncomfortable truths. It's time for us to face that deep open wound we have ... We need justice for George Floyd"

‘We all saw it live’: Minnesota State Police busted for lying about CNN reporter’s arrest

"The original sin of this country still stains our nation today ... We're a country with an open wound. None of us any longer can hear the words ‘I can’t breathe’ and do nothing,“ Joe Biden says in statement in which he says he’s spoken with George Floyd’s family.

Trump doubles down on looting leads to shooting

I'm just going to say this once, and you can unfollow, disown, unfriend me or whatever, but: If this is the price for conservative judges and tax cuts then it ain't worth it. That's the tweet.

We accept @GovTimWalz ’s apology & appreciate the sincerity of his words about the arrest of our crew this morning. As journalists, the First Amendment gives us not only the right but also the responsibility to shine light in darkness and hold those in power to account.

As I told the @nytimes here, I have strong concerns about sending weapons to Saudi Arabia that could be used to kill civilians in Yemen or perpetrate human rights abuses, and I’ve tried to block those sales from going forward.

Trudeau says Canada will continue speak its mind with China on contentious issues, including Hong Kong’s autonomy and the fate of two detainees

Taylor Swift, who until recently was famously apolitical, slammed Trump in a tweet to her 86 million followers. "We will vote you out in November."

Taylor Swift condemns Trump’s threat to shoot looters — and says he’s ‘stoked the fires of racism’

Officer who used knee to pin down George Floyd during arrest in Minneapolis has been arrested, per Sen Klobuchar.

Missouri governor: "Don't go out and vote" if you don't feel safe from coronavirus

Police officer Derek Chauvin has been arrested and is in custody for the murder of George Floyd. The first step towards justice.

Authorities have released the 911 call in connection to the death of George Floyd.

"The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been “invisible” during what she called the worst worker-safety crisis of the agency’s 50-year history. "

Minneapolis Mayor Frey says anger over George Floyd death “not only understandable, it's right.”

As a reporter, I’ve been detained in Iran, spied on in China, and followed and harassed in Russia. I’ve never had colleagues arrested and handcuffed while doing their job here in the US.

To be clear, the Minnesota National Guard is already on scene under the orders and direction of Governor Walz. It has not been federalized by—and is therefore not currently under the control of—President Trump.

The President is using Twitter to incite and glorify violence against his fellow Americans. Once again, he is trying to divide us. It is morally reprehensible and a stain on the office of the President

Reminder that the Trump campaign has ignored a months-old request from Minneapolis to pay a $540,000+ police and public safety tab

Trump will further incite his race war at 2pm.

America’s history of racism and racially motivated violence is a plague that continues to endure. In response to the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, @HouseJudiciary will hold hearings. We will work on legislation. There must and there will be justice.

He’s going to say a lot of racist stuff

If it’s 2020, it’s time to talk about stochastic terrorism and the president of the United States. Retweeting “the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat.” “When the looting starts, the shooting starts.” Google “the Boogaloo.” He already knows the fire he’s playing with.

Remember when Zuckerberg said Elizabeth Warren was an "existential threat" to Facebook and for some reason that wasn't enough for people to nominate her

Donald Trump is calling for violence against Black Americans. His advocacy of illegal, state-sponsored killing is horrific. Politicians who refuse to condemn it share responsibility for the consequences.

My statement on the death of George Floyd:— Barack Obama

NEW: The wife of fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was once charged with writing a bad check for $42, according to reports

BREAKING: Andrea Jenkins, Minneapolis City Council Vice President says George Floyd and Officer Derek Chauvin both worked at a restaurant near the Third Precinct as bouncers together for 17 years: "They were coworkers for a very long time."

CNN president Jeff Zucker spoke with the Governor of Minnesota Tim Walz after the arrest of the CNN crew. Walz said he "deeply apologizes" and described the arrests as "unacceptable."

President Trump threatens to send the National Guard to Minneapolis as violence grips the city after a police officer killed a black man

Trump’s tweets on the chaos in Minneapolis were so incendiary that Twitter hid them behind a disclaimer—and now the city’s mayor has responded to Trump’s attack

Ordinary people doing extraordinary things. That's the story of America — and we’re seeing it written every single day. It gives me hope.

The composure and professionalism of @OmarJimenez here, compared with the arbitrary and capricious use of administrative force of those arresting him, is a scene I’ve alas seen before...reporting on protests in Russia.

More than 250 schools in South Korea shuttered their doors again Friday just days after reopening, as the country grapples with a resurgence in coronavirus cases.

WATCH: Minnesota State Police arrested CNN reporter @OmarJimenez LIVE on the air for reporting on the protests. Reminder: The cop who murdered #GeorgeFloyd is still free. 🇺🇸

BREAKING: @OmarJimenez and his crew have been released from Minneapolis Police after being detained for no apparent reason for nearly an hour.

The stable genius strikes again! - Trump signs EO to increase Twitter’s liability for user-generated content - Twitter starts flagging all his lies & calls for violence to reduce their liability

And so it begins

I’m thrilled that @Jack is finally enforcing @Twitter’s rules against Trump. I’m sure that enrages Trump, but it will make our country safer. It’s too bad #TraitorZuckerberg refuses to do the right thing by following suit.

It “has continued to be exploited and needs to be patched.” The NSA is saying Russian agents have been hacking an email server since August of last year

The police arresting journalists is directly related to Trump's attacks on the media

"It appears the police are holding our camera now," Alisyn Camerota says. "The CNN legal department is now involved," John Berman says.

Minnesota State Police arresting CNN's @OmarJimenez and crew live on TV on @NewDay for reporting on the protests. Police say they were arrested because they were told to move and didn't. Omar was completely respectful and cooperative, ans asked the police where to do the report.

BREAKING: CNN’s Omar Jimenez was just arrested by Minnesota state police live on national television

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday visited a bookshop that has become a symbol of resistance to perceived Chinese encroachments on Hong Kong’s liberties, vowing to give help to the city’s citizens fleeing to the democratic island

Never would’ve imagined the President of the United States would threaten violence against their own citizens on American soil. trump is a danger to the country. Protesting is a result of civil unrest and inequality.

100,000 dead Americans. One wrong president.

When Trump promotes the message of "the only good Democrat is a dead one," he dismisses the profound pain of losing our political leaders and the people we love. They were heroes, inspirations, people who had families, and whose lives can never be replaced.

If you're looking for the source of "when the looting starts, the shooting starts," suffice it to say that it's darker than you're probably assuming given the particular moment in American politics.

Last year, I celebrated 50 years of Sesame Street with Big Bird, Grover, and the whole gang. This year, I am as proud as ever of @SesameWorkshop, especially as they provide new resources for families looking to encourage learning from home.

China says will counter any U.S. actions over Hong Kong bill

UK ‘path to citizenship’ for Hong Kongers lacks detail, advocates say

Downtown denver. Some girl turned around to run this guy over #GeorgeFloyd

EXPLAINER: How important is Hong Kong to China as a free finance hub?

Almost going to war with Iran, a pandemic, lockdowns, crashing economy, record unemployment, armed protests not to wear masks, recorded murder of an unarmed civilian by police, riots, "when the looting starts, the shooting starts" by the president and 2020 isn't even halfway done

Twitter fights back! He’s going to lose his shit when he wakes up.

Protests have swept across multiple major US cities, with crowds taking to the streets to demand action on police brutality. In Memphis, signs were held for black Americans who had recently been killed -- George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor.

The coronavirus pandemic makes it clear: Europe must decide between the US and China

UK, US, Australia and Canada scold China over Hong Kong law

The ACLU is suing shady facial recognition startup Clearview AI for being a shady facial recognition startup

As Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman rose to power, a senior member of the Saudi royal family obtained Cypriot citizenship for himself and his family thanks to his wealth.

Laura Ingraham tells African Americans that Trump knows all about inequality and police brutality because of his “own experience” with federal investigators during the Russia probe

Almost exactly 3 years ago, POTUS stood in front of a group of cops and sheriffs and told them not to be too nice to suspects.

Hong Kong is the front line of a new cold war. If it burns, the world gets burned too.

Berlin seeks sanctions against Russian hackers over spring of 2015 Bundestag cyberattack

Opening too early. Economic growth isn’t worth sacrificing thousands of Americans lives

100,000 dead. A quarter of Americans jobless. Riots in the streets. The president is focused on whether a social media platform should have the right to point out his lies. Get it yet?

New: The long-term care industry resisted a federal mandate to plan for disasters including pandemics. About 43% of nursing homes have been caught violating the requirement, including facilities that have now had deadly COVID-19 outbreaks.

Ingraham: To our African American fellow citizens I say this. Given his own experience with an out of control FBI and unfair investigations.. President Trump knows how poisonous an out of control law enforcement process can be

President Trump declared Twitter should be shut down over alleged anti-conservative bias. Reporter: “How would you shut down an American company?” Trump: “I don't know, I'd have to ask the lawyers..If it were able to be legally shut down, I would do it”

If I had to give up Twitter so that Trump would lose his primary method of misinformation... ...that's a sacrifice I'm willing to make. I think my MySpace account is still active...

7 people shot, with one in critical condition, as Louisville protest over Breonna Taylor’s death turns violent

After 35 years, Kentuckians are still waiting for the kinds of opportunities #RichMitch has worked so hard to give himself.

Flames and tear gas break out at Minneapolis protest

Remember: rage is easy to exploit, when it comes to getting people to amplify divisive/deceptive content

In the last 24 hours, Trump amplified a video saying “the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat” and is now threatening to send in soldiers to shoot people in Minneapolis.

The quote "When the looting starts, the shooting starts" originated by a racist white Miami police chief named Walter Headley who targeted black people in 1967 ahead of the Republican convention. Donald Trump used the same line tonight to threaten to shoot his own citizens.

COVID-19 may be under control in Florida but they have an unprecedented “pneumonia” crisis.

America is a tinderbox and here’s the president flicking a lit match

rump WH & its CDC w/ no advance notice removed warnings that singing in church choirs can spread the coronavirus. THEY SUDDENLY DELETED IT! Like, even a CDC journal study shows it causes outbreaks! Trump CDC is dead to me.

As Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman rose to power, a senior member of the Saudi royal family obtained Cypriot citizenship for himself and his family thanks to his wealth.

Thread from Twitter: This Tweet violates our policies regarding the glorification of violence based on the historical context of the last line, its connection to violence, and the risk it could inspire similar actions today.

Coronavirus crisis a national story made of local outbreaks

'We're reeling. We're in deep pain.': Minneapolis city council VP

Minneapolis no stranger to protests against police violence

Minneapolis mayor: 'We need a charge of the arresting officer'

US President Donald Trump's tweet on the protests in Minnesota, which he posted as protesters set fires in St. Paul and Minneapolis, has been flagged by Twitter as violating the platform's rules.