Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Let's talk about what you touched, shall we? Book is out next month — Mary Trump

A president who colludes with foreign governments and encourages them to build concentration camps. Treason. John Bolton book bombshells: Trump asked China's Xi for reelection help and told him to keep building concentration camps

JUST IN: Simon & Schuster's response to the DOJ's new filing against Bolton: "A frivolous, politically motivated exercise in futility. Hundreds of thousands of copies of the book have already been distributed around the country and the world."

Arizona sheriff who refused to enforce lockdown now has COVID-19

I couldn’t even stomach a single second. The less I see of his ugly mug, the better.

.@realDonaldTrump tells @seanhannity: "no one is getting through" the border wall. In fact, it's getting cut through on a regular basis.

.@realDonaldTrump just confessed on television to @seanhannity that he had NOT watched the full #GeorgeFloyd murder tape. Not surprised at all. He really needs to watch that tape. Maybe if he did he wouldn't have signed that weak ass executive order.

I heard it was @CLewandowski_ who leaked it. Many people are saying.

Trump bizarrely claims that a police reform bill "passed." It didn't. Trump signed an executive order.

Another crime against your country @realDonaldTrump this one is treason.

What do the experts say about singing and #coronavirus transmission?

Watch as @mattgaetz makes a ridiculous attempt to distract today by not only attempting to disrespect Cedric Richmond (D-LA), but the entire Judiciary Committee. Gaetz is not interested in leadership...he should just quit now and do community theater.

Breaking: Justice Department seeks emergency order to block publication of John Bolton’s book

Fighting Slander Suit Over Tucker Carlson, Fox Calls Host Hyperbolic

Every charge is a confession ... — Christine Pelosi

China made @realdonaldtrump roll over like a dog.

Countries with the lowest COVID19 rates versus those with the highest. One group believed in science, the other scoffed at it. Seems like there’s another commonality I’m missing too. Oh yeah, bad haircuts for the sack of assholes with high coronavirus rates!

My *NEW* Trump video is here!! For years I've watched Donald Trump repeatedly congratulate himself for FAILING. I call this bizarre process: "THE ART OF THE FAKE VICTORY LAP" And I've made a video to show exactly how Trump does it

No, this one is great

US sanctions Assad, his wife, others in bid to shut down foreign investment for Syrian regime.

Worth noting, based on ⁦@jenszalai⁩‘s scathing review, that Bolton’s “turning point” with Trump came after he called off a war with Iran. Not after he tried to recruit China’s strongman for his re-election campaign

A fiery exchange in the House police reform hearing just now. Rep. Gaetz berates Rep. Richmond: “Who in the hell do you think you are?”

ABC is starting to release clips from its exclusive Bolton interview – there will be more on Thursday's @GMA

Notwithstanding Bolton’s unconscionable delay, his allegations are serious. They again demonstrate that Trump's impeachable conduct with Ukraine was part of a clear pattern: Seeking personal political benefit from foreign powers. History will judge Republicans. Harshly.

Wow. Just wow. "In a June 2019 meeting with China’s Xi Jinping, Trump “stunningly, turned the conversation to the coming U.S. presidential election…pleading with Xi to ensure he’d win,” writes former national security adviser John Bolton.

Powell warns Congress against withdrawing stimulus

John Bolton: “I think Putin thinks he can play him like a fiddle.”

"The military as an institution has made clear that it will not tolerate turning against American citizens, or undermining the Constitution. It should not have come to this." The Generals Are Fighting Back

Some Americans (even teachers) have always been “Q” adjacent. They just didn’t have a letter to hang their tinfoil on.

Everything we are learning from Bolton...why in the world did 51 Republican Senators decide they didn’t want you to hear it months ago? Not only do these revelations indict Trump, they also indict all 51 of them. — Claire McCaskill

President Trump has told advisers he wants to find and prosecute the person who leaked the fact he went to the White House bunker as protests escalated in Washington, D.C. earlier this month

holy shi

Trump's givin' Hitler lessons to the Chinese.

"No one's been tougher on China than me."

Here's your daily reminder that Mitch McConnell is holding your right to vote hostage by refusing to expand #VoteByMail nationwide so you can vote safely during a pandemic.

Covering federal murder case, ABC's World News Tonight didn't mention the suspect's ties to dangerous “boogaloo” movement:

EXCLUSIVE: Executives at South Carolina’s largest newspaper asked staff to return to work in the office full-time despite concerns about the coronavirus. Now, there’s a COVID-19 case in the paper’s building.

You're John Bolton. You have the goods on the president. You could go public at first sign of danger. You don't. You could testify to reveal the truth and perhaps stop the president from further crimes. You don't. Instead you go public only when it benefits you monetarily. Scum.

Susan Collins will oppose the nomination of Justin Walker - a McConnell protege and former Kavanaugh clerk - to the D.C. circuit, @marianne_levine scoops

BREAKING: Huge congrats to #Ireland just elected to @UN Security Council for 2021-22. In fierce contest w/ Canada & Norway, Ireland impressed w/ econ & social progress at home, will to push on climate, yrs of relief work & role (quoting Irish amb) as “bridge-builders by nature.”

Is anyone really surprised POTUS thinks internment camps are cool? Or have we forgotten what he has done to our own border? He is the worst human to hold this office. You can decide what that means about all his enablers.

INBOX: @realDonaldTrump, who — according to @AmbJohnBolton — told Xi Jinping that he was ok with his building of the concentration camps for Uighurs, has signed the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020 into law.

Ok, Trump defending MBS after the Khashoggi murder TO PROTECT HIS DAUGHTER FROM AN EMAIL SCANDAL is.....

Atlanta officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks will be charged with felony murder

This is a huge allegation: "According to our interpreter, Trump said that Xi should go ahead with building the [Uighur internment] camps, which Trump thought was exactly the right thing to do."

Trump talked about intervening in criminal cases like ZTE and Halkbank "to, in effect, give personal favors to dictators he liked," Bolton writes. "The pattern looked like obstruction of justice as a way of life, which we couldn’t accept."

During Trump’s 2018 meeting with Kim Jong-un, Pompeo slipped Bolton a note disparaging the president, saying, “He is so full of shit.” Pompeo later said the North Korea diplomacy had "zero probability of success."

Bolton says in his new book that the House in its impeachment inquiry should have investigated Trump not just on Ukraine but for a variety of instances when he sought to intervene in law enforcement matters for political reasons.

Bolton: the House committed malpractice by not investigating things that I didn't tell anyone were happening until now in my book released six months later.

Trump asked Chinese president to help him win reelection and told Xi he agreed that China should build concentration camps for 1 million Muslims.

Larry Nassar survivors ask DOJ to release report on FBI's delays in sexual abuse investigation

Six former wrestlers say Rep. Jim Jordan knew about abusive OSU ...

Hakeem Jeffries, an impeachment manager, on John Bolton: “It's curious to me that now he has something to say when he could have stepped forward as a patriot when the stakes were high and the President was on trial - and he ran and hid in the other direction,” per @alizaslav

Per Bolton, the White House sought to suppress the conversation in which President Trump corruptly solicited the Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party’s assistance with his re-election campaign in 2020.

Bolton deserves nothing but scorn for keeping this back until now. Utterly shameful.

Fox News airs the Biden speech instead of the Trump speech

NYT frequently receives books in advance and embargoes reviews until the book contents spill out, which, in the case of the Bolton book, is now :::

Seems like July 3, 2020 is a popular date for @TheJusticeDept departures Brian Bienkowski Jody Hunt Neal Fransisco Previously Joseph Brown actIng AUSA EDTX Solicitor General Noel Francisco Announces Departure from Department of Justice

Trump pleaded with Chinese President Xi Jinping to ensure he’d win the 2020 U.S. election, Bolton writes. “He stressed the importance of farmers, and increased Chinese purchases of soybeans and wheat in the electoral outcome."

Per Post: John Bolton describes a summer 2019 meeting in New Jersey where Trump says journalists should be jailed so they have to divulge their sources: “These people should be executed. They are scumbags,” Trump said, according to Bolton's account.

According to Bolton, "Xi said he wanted to work with Trump for six more years, and Trump replied that people were saying that the two-term constitutional limit on presidents should be repealed for him."

Mr. Bolton describes several episodes where the president expressed willingness to halt criminal investigations “to, in effect, give personal favors to dictators he liked,” citing cases involving major firms in China and Turkey.

In a May 2019 call, Putin compared Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó to Hillary Clinton, part of what Bolton terms a "brilliant display of Soviet style proganda" to shore up support for Venezuelan leader Maduro. Putin's claims, Bolton writes, "largely persuaded Trump."

why didn't he say so earlier, when it was actually possible to impeach the president?

Breaking via WaPo: Trump asked China's Xi Jinping to help him win the 2020 U.S. election, telling Xi last year that increased agricultural purchases by Beijing from American farmers would aid his electoral prospects, according to John Bolton.

Kayleigh McEnany Dismisses Tulsa Rally Concerns: ‘That’s Part of Life’

If only we had a coronavirus task force

Breaking via NYT: John Bolton describes several episodes where Trump expressed willingness to halt criminal investigations "to, in effect, give personal favors to dictators he liked," citing cases involving major firms in China and Turkey.

Trump is acting like he doesn’t care if people die

not acting

Interesting speculation about the post-election scheduling of the upcoming Comey mini-series

Four major wildfires were burning in triple-digit temperatures across Arizona on Monday, torching about 125,000 acres.

Mnuchin is wrong in saying that he can’t share information about where the billions of dollars in PPP loans are going. The American people deserve to know how their money is being spent. We need full transparency.

Very powerful statement by a veteran. I agree. The Republican Party needs a reset while out of office. Trump has turned it into a populist movement which ignores his lawless behavior.

there is currently a mutiny on my flight to tulsa (via dallas) because a guy is refusing to wear a mask and the flight can't take off

this you?

Trump’s rally in Tulsa on the weekend of Juneteenth proves what we already knew: he’s the largest superspreader of division and hatred we’ve seen in generations.

A new report finds that a Russian disinformation campaign has, for 6 years, been flooding the internet with false stories in seven languages and across 300 social media platforms. The campaign also shared fake tweets from U.S. elected officials.

Trump promised national pride. A new poll proves he’s delivered national shame.

UST IN: “White Lives Matter” spray-painted on Arthur Ashe monument in Richmond

Juneteenth will be a holiday for state employees in New York this year and will become an official holiday for all state residents in 2021, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced

Breaking Trump’s trade rep just said it’s “almost impossible” a UK-US deal will be approved by the US election. Means Trump could be gone (with all of his Brexit goodwill) before an agreement is signed and sealed.

Details behind the two Capitol Hill proposals on policing changes:

Quaker is dropping the Aunt Jemima image and name after recognizing they are "based on a racial stereotype"

Twiter locking @chefjoseandres account but allowing POTUS to retweet Q’Anon tells you all you need to know about 2020.

My GOD - half of all workers positive! Florida needs to do something urgently: ➡️ 260 workers at the Orlando International Airport @MCO have tested positive for the coronavirus after nearly 500 employees were tested.

It's the second time the infectious disease expert says he's gone 2 weeks without talking to the president

Letting Jeffrey Epstein’s Pals Off the Hook

Trump’s golf club in Florida has appealed to Palm Beach County for rent relief, complaining that the pandemic lockdown has badly hurt business

Tonight's a great night to remember that less than a year ago Trump's FBI director told Congress that the "majority of the domestic terrorism cases we’ve investigated are motivated by some version of what you might call white supremacist violence."

Two Democratic lawmakers urged the FTC to scrutinize Google over online ads that perpetuate alleged frauds regarding pandemic stimulus checks

President Trump’s plans for a massive rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Saturday continue to evolve as his team explores an additional venue for an overflow location to help accommodate the overwhelming response of supporters

Even 69% of Trump voters want to protect Dreamers from deportation, according to a new poll, putting pressure on Trump to shield immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children.

Honestly they could put Trump in a closet with mittens and duct tape and it would be a better campaign strategy than whatever he’s doing now

Emergency room doctor & poisoning specialist here to say that masks do not reduce oxygen or cause poisoning and have not led to ER visits.

Opinion: Trump promised national pride. A new poll proves he’s delivered national shame.

“In June 2017, for the first time in our latitudes, Portugal suffered a new type of fire, unknown to this date by the scientific community: a sixth-generation mega-fire clearly linked to global change,”

Of course not. President Kevrokian hates competing opinions.

NEW: I talked to some doctors about @realDonaldTrump 's ramp troubles. One board-certified neurologist says the president's odd gait is...something that happens with people who have some sort of degenerative brain problem, usually in the frontal lobes."

Q: Can we catch coronavirus from food items like salmon? A: There's low risk of food spreading the virus, experts say. Transmission can occur indirectly, by touching a contaminated surface or object, but the pathway probably isn’t the main way it spreads

Walmart and CVS made splashy pledges to stop locking up black beauty products. Why did they do it in the first place?

Arizona, Florida, Nevada and Tennessee are among the states seeing troubling numbers of new coronavirus cases as reopenings expand.

House Republicans are flipping out after Nancy Pelosi told committee chairs to requires masks to be worn

After 3,000 died on 9/11, the US invaded Afghanistan & Iraq, created the Dept of Homeland Security and started spending $200 bn + yearly on counterterrorism. But 116,000+ Covid-19 US deaths here? Crickets.

difficult tasks

The Russian Disinfo Operation You Never Heard About The campaign known as Secondary Infektion appears to be a distinct effort from the meddling of the IRA and GRU—and it went undetected for years.

Voting is a sacred right at the foundation of our democracy. But some politicians are using this crisis to force Americans to choose between casting their ballot and protecting their health. It's time to stand up to them. Join us — take action now:

Amazing that @Twitter Will suspend me and take out content #chefsforthepeople recipes without really a detailed explanation of why or whom.....I’m guilty before a judge will Rule.....

Jim Jones had 100% support with his followers. Right up until that incident with the Kool-Aid.

In announcing murder and attempted murder charges, authorities alleged Staff Sgt. Steven Carrillo, 32, had ties to the far-right, anti-government "boogaloo" movement and that the plot was hatched a day earlier during an online chat.

Right? “Teutonic Battle Knights” or “Pale Doom Brigade” or “Incelwaffen” have so much more ooomph.

It is likely we’ll eventually have a coronavirus vaccine — but perhaps not as quickly as some expect. From development, to clinical trials and distribution, ProPublica reporter Caroline Chen explains the tremendous challenges that lie ahead.

When you politize public health, a mask becomes a symbol and not a tool to prevent the disease.

JUST IN: Pence says Trump campaign considering different venue, "outside activities" for Tulsa rally

Our country sacrificed the lives of meat workers to protect the business of meat companies

"I really believe eight-plus minutes of solid reflection will benefit everyone," GM President Mark Reuss wrote in an internal memo.

Asked if he would personally attend Trump's rally in Tulsa, Dr. Fauci said: "No." "I'm in a high risk category. Personally, I would not. Of course not," he said

Florida, Texas and Arizona have each reported record numbers of new daily coronavirus cases.

"Please, sir. They are kids... Why you got a gun out?" A Georgia cop pointed a gun at a group of teens. Neighbors stepped in to protect them.

Don’t give John Bolton your money. He’s a coward who enabled a traitor. Let someone else read it and get the info from them.

Ukio Bankas, the defunct Lithuanian bank at the center of our #TroikaLaundromat investigation, facilitated several transactions for beneficiaries of Fonbet, Russia's largest sports betting company. One involved $192K sent to a member of the Russian mob.

“NBC News reached out to several experts who study patterns of disease. All agreed: No, this isn't a second wave. A second wave of the coronavirus suggests that the first wave has come and gone. That hasn't happened. "We never made it out of the first wave,"”

Ardern calls in military after New Zealand quarantine blunder. “This case represents an unacceptable failure of the system. It should never have happened and it cannot be repeated,” she said

President Donald Trump’s family real estate company sought relief from lenders earlier this year for a retail property it owns in Manhattan

If the current @potus was healthy he would have released his health records when he was rushed to Walter Reed last year.@realDonaldTrump is sick - physically and mentally - and the American people deserve to know what is going on.#TrumpIsNotWell

An “opportunity to co-sign President Trump’s executive order” in exchange for campaign cash. Is this a joke? Or solicitation of a bribe? Or both?

Senators Ask Pompeo to Boost U.S. Support for Yemen Peace Effort

A new tell-all by Mary Trump promises to expose the president's “appalling” treatment of his father.

Turkey airlifts commandos into northern Iraq, stepping up its military drive against autonomy-seeking Kurdish militants

This was June 16, 2019. 2,000,000 came out to protest against the bill that could extradite Hong Kong people to China. The protest has evolved, and still on-going.

The 1st anniversary of 6.16 2000000+1 protest march in Hong Kong. We are still be here for freedom.

'Rubber bullets came down like rain': Unrest in Hong Kong sees protester seek asylum in Australia

BREAKING: China has an agreement with India to peacefully resolve their Himalayan border tensions following the most violent confrontations in decades, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman says.

North Korea says it will redeploy its military to now-shuttered inter-Korean tourism and economic sites, reinstall guard posts and resume military exercises at front-line areas. The moves would nullify the 2018 reconciliation deals reached with the South.

NYT: Florida, Texas and Arizona all set records for the most coronavirus cases they have reported in a single day

One handed ! Canada

Louisville, KY: a guy records a half-dozen cops dogpiling a protestor – and then one of the cops shoots the window to stop him from recording

Rep. Katie Porter: Taxpayers deserve transparency over PPP fund distribution