Tuesday, June 30, 2020


Facebook Has Been Profiting From Boogaloo Ads Promoting Civil War And Unrest

Father of Marine killed in 2019 bomb attack wants answers amid reports of Russia bounties "Why hasn’t anybody called me or my ex-wife to settle us?" Erik Hendriks, the father of the late Cpl. Robert A. Hendriks, said.

This piece is good for putting together a timeline with the various excuses being given by the admin. It shows: 1. Trump first briefed in March OF LAST YEAR 2. At *that time* was not deemed "actionable" 3. But issue was "sole purpose" of meeting 1/

Coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci issued a stark warning to lawmakers on Capitol Hill today, telling them he wouldn't be surprised if the US sees new cases of coronavirus rising to a level of 100,000 a day.

Beating Mitch McConnell and retaking the Senate majority must be a top priority for every American.

Ok, folks, it's here for you all to see. They think you are suckers. They want to cheat. They are protecting the Russians. And @marcorubio is leading the way. What's the Bible quote that makes it ok for you to betray your country, Marco?

"Four years later, NOTHING has changed. He’s still pulling the same shit. The President of the United States STILL goes to great lengths to powwow with Putin, in secret if possible, and STILL lies about the nature of those meetings."

Kentucky Democrats flipped a state Senate seat in a district that Trump won by more than 12 percentage points in 2016.

Actual number of COVID-19 cases is 12 times higher than reported, with 50 percent more deaths, says MIT study

Pelosi says Trump should be held accountable: “The buck stops with the president of the United States. It should never ever be the case that a president or his WH should have awareness of it and not act.”

NEW STUDY: A Chinese study shows people infected with COVID-19 lose antibodies after only a few months.

"In 50 years of dealing with national security issues, I've never seen anything like this... Obviously [Trump] knew about it, there's no question in my mind, and he was so keen on being subservient Russian and Putin interests" - @mccaffreyr3 w/ @NicolleDWallace

WHAT... is the ACTION... we are taking AGAINST RUSSIA...for paying terrorists to TROPHY HUNT our troops?! Can someone keep asking this question until donald answers it?

Mitch, please. — Rep. Eric Swalwell

CONFIRMED: @Acura has joined the #StopHateForProfit campaign and will pause advertising on Facebook platforms for the month of July

It is amazing to me that the hardest hitting campaign ads for Joe Biden are being designed and bankrolled by a group of conservative Republicans.

A blow for #HongKong and democracies everywhere. I introduced the House companion version of @ChrisVanHollen's & @SenToomey's Hong Kong Autonomy Act. Congress must act to pass this bill and demonstrate to the world that the U.S. will #StandWithHongKong.

“Trump doesn’t care what happens to these guys [American soldiers],” said Trump's former White House Chief of Staff and retired U.S. Marine Corps general John Kelly

A blunt assessment of Trump by a Navy Seal combat veteran. We simply cannot trust the President of the United States. Trump is for some unknown reasons supporting Putin and the Russians over US national security interests.

We just went through 3 years of pain over foreign interference in our election. Why would we want to leave a loophole for foreign election help? particularly when entire parts of the government are working to prevent foreign interference & must report their results to Congress

Dear @realDonaldTrump: Are you referring to Russia?

Biden campaign asks for details on Facebook's plans to clean up

Klobuchar takes to the Senate Floor to lead her colleagues in pushing for the immediate passage of legislation and funding to protect our elections.

Facebook just banned "hundreds of accounts, groups and pages that it said were linked to the Boogaloo movement,"

White House Press Sec: "This president is the most informed person on planet earth when it comes to the threats we face." "On planet earth"?

There's no bottom for congressional Republicans. They once claimed to care about our sovereignty and accountable government, but today they again blocked a measure that would require presidential candidates to report illicit offers of foreign backing.

An advertising boycott could force Facebook to deal with critics in Washington who’ve complained about the company’s failure to protect privacy, police hate speech and curb disinformation

Mr. President, the American people didn’t make enormous sacrifices over the past four months so you could waste your time with late night rants and tweets. Step up. Take responsibility. Do your job.


Former U.S Navy Seal Dr. Dan Barkhuff wants to know if @realDonaldTrump is a coward who can't stand up to Putin or if he's complicit. Well, Donald, which is it?

Russian forces are encroaching on U.S. troop-controlled territory in eastern Syria — part of what officials say is a deliberate campaign to squeeze the U.S. military out of the region

DeSantis kills online learning program amid virus resurgence

"Aides couldn't immediately reach the president to get him to take down the offending tweet because he was on the course at his golf club and had put down his phone, officials said."

Senate strips provision from intelligence bill requiring campaigns to report foreign election help

Says @RandPaul: “We shouldn’t presume that a group of experts somehow knows what’s best for everyone ... We just need more optimism.” Says reality

Let’s say for the sake of argument that his aides are lying, and that the president is telling the truth when he says he wasn’t told about Russia putting bounties out to kill U.S. troops. EVEN if that were true, his reaction to learning about it was to go play golf.

At this point, it appears @ODNIgov, former DNI @RichardGrenell and other Trump officials are covering up for @realDonaldTrump’s coddling of Russia while Putin paid bounties for Taliban to kill US troops. Having served on active duty, I cannot tell you the rage I feel right now

South Dakota's Republican governor says that attendees at the July 3 Mount Rushmore event where Trump is set to speak will not be required to practice social distancing. Masks are optional, too.

This is all so unbelievable! My son was there! I’m in utter disbelief. — Cindy McCain

EXCLUSIVE: Data intercepts showed GRU-to-Taliban $ transfers & a key intermediary fled to Russia, bolstering earlier detainee accounts about a Russian bounty op. Trump WH omitted in its briefing to GOP lawmakers as it downplayed intel as murky/contested.

The Trump family takes about 1,500 more Secret Service protected trips a year than the Obama family did.

Joe Biden: "We can't expect vulnerable populations to quarantine indefinitely without support. I want them to know that their health and safety will be my responsibility if I'm your president. And I will not abandon you."

Biden on the Russia bounties report: "The idea that he didn't know, or wasn't being briefed, that's a dereliction of duty. And if he was briefed, and didn't do anything, that's a dereliction of duty."

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump will travel to Mt. Rushmore for an early Fourth of July fireworks celebration and flyover. Social distancing will not be enforced at the event, which is expected to draw thousands of spectators

Fauci Says U.S. Could See 100,000 New Cases a Day If No Change

We are putting over $1m behind this ad, taking on @SenatorCollins. We have PLENTY more like this coming, with your support. LFG. #MESen

NEW - A judge in Dutchess County, NY has imposed a preliminary injunction that temporarily prevents President Trump’s niece and Simon and Schuster from publishing her forthcoming book

Breaking on @MSNBC: NBC News projects that Amy McGrath wins the Kentucky Democratic Senate Primary.


TUNE IN: I'm questioning Dr. Fauci and other members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force about the administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch now▶

A quote from Rand Paul at the Senate coronavirus hearing: "We shouldn't presume that a group of experts somehow knows what's best for everyone."

Dr. Anthony Fauci on new swine flu: "It's something that's still is in the stage of examination. It's not so-called an 'immediate threat' where you're seeing infections, but it's something we need to keep our eye on." Full video here

I want every single American to know: if you’re sick, if you’re struggling, if you’re worried about how you’re going to get through the day — I will not abandon you. I will not leave you to face these challenges alone. We are going to get through this — together.

Well this is damning. 'Lone warrior': Putin jokes as Chinese President Xi faces Russian delegation solo

The Lone Warrior


Bill Barr on Ted Cruz podcast explains desire to be AG a little differently from what he told Senate:“I thought . . .this idea of resisting the duly elected president of the US and using every device to impair his administration was disastrous and I thought that he needed an AG."

Fox guest Matt Schlapp "I would start impeachment proceedings against John Roberts"

Joe Biden told donors that he would roll back most of Trump's multitrillion-dollar tax cuts – even though "a lot of you may not like that." "I'm going to get rid of the bulk of Trump's $2 trillion tax cut."

Jeff Sessions is fighting for his political life in Alabama’s Senate race, in the shadow of a president who still despises him. @elainaplott profiles the former attorney general

Thomas, joined by Gorsuch, would like you to shove the Establishment Clause in the back of the desk drawer with those batteries that you aren't *SURE* are dead but also don't think are really good and so they just sit there.

It’s time for a prominent elected Republican to ask the President to step down.

#BREAKING: In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that Montana’s exclusion of religious schools from a state scholarship program funded by tax credits violates the U.S. Constitution.

Either he knew and chose to do nothing, or he didn't know because he couldn't be bothered to do his job — Hillary Clinton

WATCH: @HouseDemocrats News Conference on Russian Bounties

SCHIFF: "I find it inexplicable in light of these public allegations that POTUS hasn't come before the country & assured people that he'll get to the bottom of whether Russians are putting bounties on the heads of troops, & he'll do everything in his power to protect US troops."

Former Intelligence officials scoff at White House denials that President Trump wasn't briefed on Russia bounty

WATCH LIVE: Senate Hearing On Reopening Schools, Workplaces Amid Coronavirus

EU reopens its borders to 14 nations — but not to US tourists because of ongoing COVID-19 problems here.

Iowa GOP Gov. Reynolds signs 24-hour waiting period abortion law amid court challenge, trying again to institute a restriction similar to one struck down two years ago by the Iowa Supreme Court.


Trump is President Emeritus now. After his "White Power" tweet he was unreachable at his club for 3 hrs to delete it. The football & the biscuit should be w/ him & one assumes the Secret Service would alert him in a crisis. or Is Pence basically acting POTUS w/ Trump checked out?

Trump is a charlatan who puts dictators over American heroes.

Did Trump Blow Off Some Sketchy Intel? Or Commit Treason? The New Abnormal with Molly Jong-Fast & Rick Wilson

I would rather put ballots in envelopes than voters in the hospital.

It’s like watching a slow motion car accident again and again and again

Analysis: Muddled messaging and general chaos in Trump’s White House hamper coronavirus response

Defeat Trump, Trumpism, and his enablers. That's the mission.

SENATOR CORNYN: You can't expect the President to remember every briefing. The guy is only human. He is busy memorizing the names of all the Fox anchors who's books he wants to promote. And the Confederate statues he wants to protect. It's a big job.

What did @Mike_Pence know and when did he know it?

Almost half of the U.S. population does not have a job

A loved one died from COVID-19 because they were listening to Fox News? You listened to Fox News and have permanent physical damage from COVID-19? The list of plaintiffs with damages against Fox News will be growing.

#BREAKING Officials were aware in early 2019 of intelligence indicating Russia was offering bounties to the Taliban for the deaths of Americans, a full year earlier than has been reported—John Bolton told colleagues he briefed Trump on the intel assessment

Amazing. "The president, sitting there at the table Grant used, declared Lee 'the greatest strategic military mind perhaps ever.' He also praised the Confederate general Stonewall Jackson." From a new piece

John Bolton briefed Trump on Russian bounty plot — and it happened a year earlier than previous reports: AP


Anyone claiming these things about the PDB is either profoundly ignorant or is knowingly lying to you. The core PDB, even for presidents who *did* read it voraciously, rarely even reached 20 pages. And for 55 years, *every* POTUS (possibly excepting of Nixon) has read it.

The horror. The Taliban burned US troops alive after Russia paid them to. ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ did nothing. “The huge blast set fire to the truck, engulfing those inside in flames, while their fellow Marines tried to extricate them”

If you haven't heard of ALEC, that means its strategy is working.

Dr. Anthony Fauci will testify before a Senate Committee today on the latest efforts to contain the pandemic. Covid-19 case counts continue to rise across the US as states reopen

Analysis: Kayleigh McEnany’s answers on Russia’s bounties and Trump don’t make sense

Jaw-dropping report by @carlbernstein on #Trump's phone calls with foreign leaders: flattering #Putin, demeaning May and Merkel. Trump "resisted" condemning #Russia for the #Salisbury poisonings, which feature in my new book Shadow State

Donald Trump is a Russian asset and a traitor to the United States of America. Read this piece by @JimLaPorta

Just let this sink in: Putin knows he can kill American Troops and Trump won't do a thing about it.

How can anyone look at the below and not be scared? And how can anyone look at these and think, oh now is the time to gut the ACA, cut #covid19 testing + not wear a mask (👋@realDonaldTrump) or not extend unemployment (👋@senatemajldr McConnell) or open bars (hopefully no one)?

Russia investigated the disappearance of suspected US spy as possible murder. He was actually an American Intelligence officer imbedded with Putin for decades. Trump outed him to Putin. The CIA had to rescue him. The United States president is a traitor.

What does Putin have on Trump personally, financially and politically that the current occupant of the White House refuses to hold him accountable? Enough already. American lives are at stake.

Nota bene: Don’t go bar hopping. We know from outbreaks in Michigan, from South Korea, from now Texas...

Tip of the iceberg. It will rain counter intel from here on out. .@realDonaldTrump may want to make a deal with House Dems to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, resign, and fully cooperate to expose the Putin-GOP crime syndicate he helped lead. It will only get worse from here.

Trump is lying about being briefed months ago that US troops were in danger and doing nothing about it. The Republican Party is covering for him. That's where we're at.

Susan Collins says she had “no idea” how anti-choice Brett Kavanaugh is. How could she have known except for listening to the countless Mainers who called, wrote letters, tried to meet with her. Vote Sara Gideon.

NYT: Trump got written briefing in Feb. about possible Russian bounties

Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana anti-abortion law in surprise 5-4 ruling

AP: White House aware of Russian bounties on U.S. soldiers back in early 2019

Thank you @maddow for giving our Veterans a voice!

Newly unemployed and frontline food workers are struggling with depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. Nationwide, efforts are underway to encourage and provide mental health support.

Shell warns of up to $22bn hit on assets from oil price slump

GOP: We're going to force you to have an ultrasound wand shoved inside of you before you can have an abortion. Also GOP: Forcing someone to wear a mask is a violation of their rights.

Trump stood next to a sculpture in the Oval Office that he said depicts Teddy Roosevelt and explained that statues are vital to learning about history. The only problem? The sculpture Trump was talking about isn't Teddy Roosevelt, according to Gizmodo.

Elections Matter

Ford, Clorox, Adidas halt Facebook spending as boycott grows

For those asking, I'm using "we" in a loose sense of "Americans thinking this was behind us." I am aware that this was not the view of the experts!

One picture, a thousand words

South Korea hasn’t seen infections skyrocket, though dozens of new cases emerge each day: “Reopening does not mean waving a victory flag and going back to normal.”

China has reportedly passed a wide-reaching national security law for Hong Kong, which many fear could be used to override existing legal processes and further erode the city's civil and political freedoms

Of course. ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ knew. He Got Written Briefing in February on Possible Russian Bounties, Officials Say


The new marching orders have been handed down. Masks are now part of our freedumbs... and for our next trick, let's see uhhhhh, how about Nancy Pelosi is going to try and take your god-given right to a mask away. Sleepy Joe! Benghazi! All Masks Matter!

The IRS said the deadline to file and pay 2019 taxes by July 15 wouldn’t be extended further, drawing a line under the administration’s consideration of such a move

More from the AP: Top officials in the White House were aware in early 2019 of classified intelligence indicating Russia was secretly offering bounties to the Taliban for the deaths of Americans, a full year earlier than has been previously reported.

My home state and hometown is filling with coronavirus cases and Ron DeSantis isn't even promoting mask use, let alone skinning something about it, besides closing the bars. He's in lockstep with Trump's strategy of ignoring COVID 19

Opinion: Were Trump’s aides too afraid to tell him about the Russian bounties?

Of course. ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ knew. He Got Written Briefing in February on Possible Russian Bounties, Officials Say

Among the most enraging parts: He regularly bullied & demeaned the leaders of America's principal allies, especially 2 women: telling PM Theresa May of the UK she was weak & lacked courage; & telling German Chancellor Angela Merkel that she was ‘stupid.’”

Senior US officials believed Pres. Trump posed a danger to national security with his freewheeling classified phone calls to other heads of state, attempts to charm leaders like Russia's Vladimir Putin and calling German Chancellor Angela Merkel "stupid."

In tit for tat, Beijing says it will target Americans trying its patience on matters related to Hong Kong's status

So she's inciting a civil war? Inciting violence? How's she still on the air? @NewYorkStateAG isn't there anything that can be done about this? It's happening from NYC after all.

BREAKING: China’s top legislative body approves new national security legislation for Hong Kong, a sweeping attempt to quell dissent that risks U.S. retaliation and the city’s appeal as a financial hub

Rice: No higher imperative for U.S. than electing Joe Biden

Rice: 'Makes no sense' that Trump wasn't told of Russia bounties

Today is going to be insane.

Today is going to be insane.