Wednesday, June 10, 2020

In February, we tried Trump for abusing the power of his office. He's as lawless and corrupt as ever. An immoral man will never find his way. But it's not too late for those who enabled his destruction of all we hold dear. Now is the time to speak out.

TONIGHT Chief D.C. U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell has unsealed a previously secret grand jury opinion from April 2, 2018, in an unspecified investigation into possible money laundering, sanctions violations and defrauding the United States.

Breaking: Amazon said it is stopping law-enforcement use of its facial-recognition technology for a year to give Congress time to implement rules

It's hard to understand what a monumental sh*tshow this is -- no preparation before rando announcement on either side of Atlantic, no planning, no budget. A disaster for our essential alliance. But yeah, let's argue about saving the glory of confederate traitors

.@SpeakerPelosi: "Their statues pay homage to hate, not heritage. They must be removed.”

Trump’s first campaign rally since outbreak planned for Tulsa on June 19th – the holiday celebrating the end of slavery

After pulling over her son, Niecy Nash told The Hollywood Reporter, police “proceeded to question him and ask him, ‘You have on a T-Mobile shirt. Do you work there? Because if you do, how did you afford this car? Because this is a 2020.’”

Meet the Propagandists and Conspiracy Theorists Behind the One America News Network (OANN): The Cream of the Crap

I like my bases named after people who weren't defeated... The Army Was Open to Replacing Confederate Base Names. Then Trump Said No.

State Department rebukes China as one of the worst abusers of religious freedom

Top prosecutor overseeing Justice Department criminal division to depart

OANNism makes Trump happy

Surveillance technology used by police gets fresh scrutiny after nationwide protests, looting

Pennsylvania House Speaker Resigns Amid Accusations GOP Reps Hid a Member's Virus Infection

GOP senator, Joni Ernst, blocks vote on House-passed Violence Against Women Act.

Kayleigh McEnany then reads it, says it is “directly from President. He spent a good bit of time working on that.”

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- NASCAR bans display of the Confederate flag at its events and properties.

Wait, why are you going to @SenJoniErnst and @joniernst’s page? This is just awful.

.@kwelkernbc: Is it incumbent upon the president to have facts before he tweets out a conspiracy theory about a 75-year-old man? McENANY: The president did have facts WELKER: It's a baseless conspiracy theory McENANY: It's not [it is]

Kayleigh McEnany argues that renaming military bases named after Confederate generals could send the country down a slippery slope resulting in FDR's erasure from history

The White House is clearly eager to stoke a political fight over whether it's a good idea to rename military bases named after Confederate military officials


Stacey Abrams said that she had requested her absentee ballot in May, but was unable to vote with it because the return envelope arrived sealed shut. After unsuccessfully trying to steam it open, she said she went to vote in person on Tuesday in Georgia.

"Sure he's racist, but I like his economic policies" is getting really, really fucking tired.

My latest article for ⁦@thedailybeast⁩ explains yesterday’s Trump insanity: Trump Uses Buffalo Protester to Puke Out More Lurid Antifa Conspiracies as the People Steal His Spotlight

U.S. Navy to bar Confederate flags from ships, aircraft, bases

Trump Undermines Merkel as She Tries to Stand Up to Putin. “It’s spitting in Merkel’s face,” said Vladimir Frolov, a former Russian diplomat who’s now a foreign-policy analyst. “But it’s in our interests.”

Here is the original series #PerversionofJustice as it was published in November 2018.

GOP expects to move its convention to Jacksonville after dispute with North Carolina over pandemic safeguards.

Klan rallies set to resume. TULSA Trump campaign rally will be next week, on Friday, June 19. 1st rally since outbreak of coronavirus.

Republicans fear Trump’s weakened standing jeopardizes the party in November

Trump made clear today which flag he stands with. The one that stands for failure, disunion, and oppression.

The @miamiherald continues to follow the Jeffrey Epstein story to expose this corrupted case & hold people accountable. Here is today's story about the judge who will decide whether the Grand Jury records in the case are unsealed. Please subscribe.

Former Justice Department workers have called on Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz to investigate Attorney General William Barr’s involvement in the effort to use horses and tear gas on peaceful protesters in Lafayette Square

“I'm tired of the pain I'm feeling now and I'm tired of the pain I feel every time another black person is killed for no reason. I'm here today to ask you to make it stop. Stop the pain. Stop us from being tired."-Philonise Floyd

"See, if y'all recall, the Trump administration was under counterintelligence investigation for treasoning with Russian intel for Russia in collusion with Russians. You know: treason by colluding with Russians. That thing."

Investors shouldn't be nervous about the prospect of a Biden presidency, Scowcroft Group says

Jon HUNTSMAN has tested positive for coronavirus.

The former President of #Ukraine Petro Poroshenko was indicted by the State Investigation Bureau for abuse of office, the press service of the prosecutor general’s office said.

NEW: Flynn committed perjury and his guilty plea of lying to FBI should not be dismissed, special adviser concludes.

How Public Opinion Has Moved on Black Lives Matter

Legendary Mob prosecutor Judge GLEESON recommends sentencing Mike Flynn.

Trump campaign demands CNN apologize for poll that shows Biden leading

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany says President Trump was simply "raising questions" when he floated a baseless conspiracy theory that a 75-year-old man injured in an altercation with Buffalo police may have been an "Antifa provocateur"

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright discusses Trump using tear gas on protesters so he could pose with a bible in front of the St. John's Church, and explains why she says Trump is the most un-American president in U.S. history.

Wow, this is shocking. 42% increase in Texas hospitalizations since Memorial Day.

Record turnout moves Iowa GOP to attack successful voting system

"There is no rational view of the law of materiality pursuant to which Flynn’s false statements regarding his post-election calls with Kislyak can be described as immaterial."

The #DoNothingRepublicans are allowing over 400 bills, passed by the House, to sit in #MoscowMitch @senatemajldr's graveyard. Shame on the @SenateGOP

Jim Jordan attacks ‘defund the police’ seconds after promising ‘justice’ to George Floyd’s brother

Maybe they’re just super secret: No Sign Of Antifa So Far In Justice Department Cases Brought Over Unrest : NPR

This is the real reason Jeb Bush’s son just endorsed Trump: columnist

GOP Sec of State tells reporters he takes “no responsibility” for what happened

McConnell and Trump met privately today, per people familiar. Focus was Senate races

Despite repeated Trump administration assertions that the antifa movement hijacked protests, a new federal intelligence bulletin points to white supremacists and other would-be domestic terrorists as the main problem lurking behind the violence.

Dan Bongino finally got to Congress... and then Fox cut away. Brutal.

Today would be a great day to flood the US Senate Republicans with calls to support HR 4 Restoring the Voters Rights Act. Phone the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121. A switchboard operator will connect you directly with the Senate office you request. #VoterSuppression

Philonise Floyd: "Life is precious. Everybody should be able to live and walk this earth in a journey they want to. No one should have to deal with hatred and so much animosity...I think right now if he [MLK] was here, right now, he would understand that the world is united. "

How good would it feel to fire Moscow Mitch?

Wow. Former Judge Gleeson does not mince words in his brief in the Michael Flynn case, calling DOJ's decision to drop charges "corrupt" and "highly irregular conduct to benefit a political ally of the President."

"Donald Trump’s slow, ineffectual, self-serving, and deadly response to the coronavirus has been the most consequential act of corruption in the history of American governance"

What the Labor Department is doing about the “error” that led to a lower unemployment rate

U.S. lawmakers should look into increasing liability for online platforms such as Facebook for ads and other commercial speech, a top House Democrat says

"Millions of Americans now call out 'I can’t breathe' as a rallying cry in streets all across our country, demanding fundamental change in the culture of policing and meaningful accountability for officers who commit misconduct. Today we answer their call."

If a movie had a villain like William Barr, critics would accuse it of being too heavy-handed. I mean, a jowly guy with a perpetual smirk who lies about everything and was a bully in high school? Come on, real life isn't that simple. Oh, wait

Court appointed attorney and former federal judge John Gleeson Flynn should be sentenced for lying and perjury, court-appointed lawyer says

An adviser to U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan has argued that Sullivan both can and should deny the federal government’s motion to dismiss charges against Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn

Every American should listen to Philonise Floyd’s anguish over his brother’s murder at the hands of police: "If his death ends up changing the world for the better – and I think it will, I think it has – then he died as he lived.” He’s asking us to “make it stop.” And we must.

JUST IN: John Gleeson court-appointed counsel argues that Judge Sullivan should deny DOJ's motion to dismiss #MichaelFlynn's case and that there is "clear evidence of a gross abuse of prosecutorial power."

Last voter walked out at 12:37am! Technically it’s Wednesday. But the voting advocates groups refused to leave. They called the police on us but we told them we were not leaving until everyone voted. Why? Because @BlackVotersMtr

A statue of Christopher Columbus was beheaded in Boston Tuesday night

When Bush denounces “systemic racism” and Romney marches for Black Lives Matter, you know something fundamental has changed. The tectonic plates of public opinion have shifted, leaving Trump stranded on a shrinking “law and order” island.

"Joe Biden's response is the response that we Americans, Republican and Democrat and Independent alike, are used to during these times." – @JoeNBC on Biden's remarks during George Floyd's funeral

China Offers Shots to Workers Going Abroad Amid Vaccine Race

AOC and Sanders for McConnell

Hey @realDonaldTrump, America is just not that into you.

Possible first degree murder.

NEW: Jeffrey Epstein grand jury records will stay sealed for now, says Palm Beach judge with potential conflicts in the case

Coronavirus hospitalizations rise sharply in several states following Memorial Day

Donald Trump came down harder on 75-year-old Martin Gugino for cracking his skull and bleeding from his ear after being shoved to the ground by cops in Buffalo than he did on Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman for slaughtering Jamal Khashoggi.

Provisions of the CARES act provided vastly bigger benefits to the rich, to corporations and to a relative handful of ultra-rich folks. Meanwhile, lower income people got one $1,200 check

White men mocked George Floyd’s death at a protest. Now a corrections officer in the group has been suspended.

The Pope is sending a strong message to U.S. Catholics in light of George Floyd's death