Friday, July 10, 2020

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced she would scrap the city’s plan to reopen and instead re-implement a “stay at home” order as coronavirus cases surge in Georgia

Top Russia official on the National Security Council has now been replaced for the **fifth** time since Trump has been in office.

Donald accuses Biden of wanting to defund the police when Trump is actually trying to defund our children’s schools.

.@therickwilson: He pretended he was too rich to be bought. Now we know that he’d chase a dollar bill on a string through a trailer park, and that he’s sold this country on the cheap

Our statement on Goya:

Congress has the power this very moment to prevent the wave of evictions we are on the brink of having in America. Passing my bill to provide $2,000 monthly payments must be a part of that.

The lovely Amy McGrath is a Marine Corps veteran. The average donation to her campaign is $36. Mitch McConnell is a broken-down old man owed by cheap labor lobbyists.#DefeatMcConnell — Ann Coulter

MORE: Judge Victor Marrero who has already ruled that the tax documents from Mazars USA should be handed over through the Grand Jury, a ruling that prompted the Supreme Court fight, is asking the parties to detail “potential areas for further argument.”

Just had a long talk with #RogerStone. He says he doesn’t want a pardon (which implies guilt) but a commutation, and says he thinks #Trump will give it to him. “He knows I was under enormous pressure to turn on him. It would have eased my situation considerably. But I didn’t.”

Miami is 30 miles from Ft. Lauderdale

UNSCHEDULED STOP: Trump motorcade pulls into Trump Doral golf club.

Trump in Doral, Florida: “People don’t remember - nobody ever heard of it until I came along, nobody remembered it for a long time or they didn’t use it at least, I use it all the time: Abraham Lincoln was a Republican. You know you say that and people say, ‘I didn’t know that.’”

BREAKING: Facebook considers political-ad blackout ahead of U.S. election

NBC News: Ghislaine Maxwell's attorneys say she should be released from jail pending her trial, in part because of COVID-19.

In a landmark letter, my attorney, the illustrious @kaplanrobbie tells Judge Verna L Saunders that because of the Supreme Court ruling, Trump's assertion of immunity in my case is "COMPLETELY BASELESS."

U.S. files superseding indictment against Ghislaine Maxwell

I wonder if any of these wounded warriors are at Walter Reed as a result of Russian bounties?

I just want to note that the US Secretary of Education has a bookshelf with no books on it.

JUST IN: The dismissal of case against FLYNN has been delayed as the appeals court considers Judge Sullivan's request for an appeal of the order forcing him to drop the case. It'll be at least another 10 days before a decision, and possibly much longer.

Boycott of Goya Foods

Correction: Trump found out Ghislaine is no longer in NH so he scrapped the rally.

Trump on Cognitive Tests: I actually took one.. and I proved I was all there because I aced it... I took it at Walter Reed Medical Center in front of doctors and they were very surprised. They said that’s an unbelievable thing, rarely does anyone do what you just did

Media briefing on #COVID19 with @DrTedros

ICE has shown a callous disregard for human life. A "civilian training" program will lead to further militarization of our streets and dangerous racial profiling. Congress must investigate and end the program

Trump suggests Obama and Biden, but not Roger Stone, should be facing prison terms

Hey @realDonaldTrump - why did you let Vladimir Putin offer the Taliban bounties to kill US troops? What are you going to do about it?

Donald Trump deserted our troops. We should never forget that. Thank you, @votevets for fighting for our soldiers, even when our president refuses.

What a shot.

I can't breathe

You are located in London. @Australia doesn’t need your noises off. If you want respect, abolish your security law and get out of Hong Kong. #StandWithHongKong

Prosecutors just filed superseding indictment in Ghislaine Maxwell case. Not sure what has changed but they did fix incorrect docket numbers for the civil suit where she allegedly perjured herself. Doc:

Is Putin a hostage of the system he created? Check in to today’s ⁦⁦@cepa⁩ @PowerVertical⁩ with ⁦@CatherineBelton⁩, the author of “Putin’s People”. My take:

The Deadly Delusions of Mad King Donald

It’s been two weeks and Trump has done NOTHING about Russia’s bounties on our troops. He’s a coward who cares more about pleasing his Russian master than keeping our troops alive. What are you going to do about him this November??

I shouldn’t have to say this, but the public education of American kids should never be used as a pawn to implement Betsy DeVos’ political agenda.

Eric Trump in the role of a Nigerian prince

Ginni Thomas, a conservative activist married to Justice Thomas, warns a small Virginia town not to associate itself with ‘Black Lives Matter’

Anthony Fauci: ‘We are living in the perfect storm’ via ⁦@ftweekend⁩ on dealing with that freakshow Trump

China issued a stinging response to a US statement that welcomed Beijing's willingness to engage in arms control talks. Beijing has "no interest" in any such negotiations, a statement by Chinese embassy in Washington said.

The White House recently made clear that Trump opposed Vindman's promotion. Senior admin officials told the Defense and Army Secretaries to dig for misconduct that would justify blocking Vindman's promotion. They couldn't find anything, sources said.

JUST IN: 67% of Americans disapprove of Pres. Trump's handling of race relations, according to a new @ABC News/Ipsos poll

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov doesn’t see much chance of success for talks with the U.S. on salvaging a key nuclear arms treaty that expires next year

Some people who think they have the coronavirus are STILL unable to get tested. Long lines at testing sites have been reported from Tennessee to California, from Kentucky to Colorado. Local news outlets have been calling out the testing shortages...

Park Won-soon, the three-term mayor of the South Korean capital of Seoul, was found dead early Friday. The 64-year-old was a fierce critic of economic inequality and had been a potential 2022 presidential candidate.

If you haven’t seen this, you are in for a treat. Every lie will have a consequence.

A vital point in this piece by two Yale economists that often seems lost. Rational fear of the virus has more impact on the economy than measures to mitigate. Until we stop COVID19 we cannot have a recovery

Fox's Judge Napolitano: "This is a defeat for the president." "It means that the president of the United States—Pres. Trump and all of his successors ... is not immune from criminal prosecution and is not immune from complying with the ordinary process."

“They should know, though, that attacks from self-serving, insecure men who can’t tell the difference between true patriotism and hateful nationalism will never diminish my love for this country or my willingness to sacrifice for it so they don’t have to”

ABC: “Evaluation of trump’s oversight of the COVID-19 crisis reached a new low since ABC News/Ipsos began surveying on the coronavirus in March, with 67% disapproving of his efforts.”

Book review: The real villain of Mary Trump’s family tell-all isn’t Donald. It’s Fred.

Dr. Fauci: "As a country, when you compare us to other countries, I don't think you can say we're doing great. I mean, we're just not."

A top terrorism fighter’s dire warning Russell Travers detailed his concerns to the intelligence community’s watchdog. Days later, he says, Ric Grenell fired him.

If you haven’t yet, watch this incredible ad by @RVAT2020. If you have, watch it again.

Fox News got a big boost on YouTube thanks to an algorithm change

Rep. Dan Crenshaw questions Sen. Tammy Duckworth’s values in Trump campaign meetup

Michael Cohen, who had been released from prison on medical furlough, sent back after he balked at signing an agreement not to publish a book while serving his sentence at home, his legal adviser said.

Opinion | What Mary Trump’s book and the ‘Trump v. Vance’ case have in common The beginning of a very bad end for faketrump.

Trump logic looks like this: Coronavirus is so dangerous Paul Manafort is serving his prison time at home, but safe enough for our kids to go back to school.

I tested very positively

Goya’s CEO said the U.S. is "truly blessed" with President Trump. Latinos are now boycotting.

Trump tells Hannity that he "very recently" "aced" a cognitive test: "I took it at Walter Reed, a medical center, in front of doctors, and they were very surprised"

NEW @ABC News/Ipsos poll -67% of Americans disapprove of Trump's response to coronavirus (up from 58% in June bc of plunging support among independents & waning support among GOP) -59% believe push to reopen economy is moving too quickly

Scientists warn of a potential wave of coronavirus-related brain damage as new evidence suggests COVID-19 can lead to severe neurological complications, including inflammation, psychosis and delirium.

I just ACED a cognitive test. Doctors were SHOCKED

The U.S. Roman Catholic Church used a special and unprecedented exemption from federal rules to amass at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed coronavirus aid, @AP exclusive finds

NYU Langone autopsy director Dr. Amy Rapkiewicz explains the value in studying the bodies of those who have been killed by Covid-19. "We have had a chance to look at many, many organs through my study... and really investigate what is the extent of some of this disease process."

Hunger caused by pandemic disruptions may kill more people daily than deaths caused by the coronavirus itself at its peak, Oxfam says

Time to shut down again? As coronavirus cases surge, a growing chorus makes the case

Dr. Anthony Fauci said partisanship is hurting the US response to Covid-19. "You have to be having blindfolders on and covering your ears to think that we don't live in a very divisive society now, from a political standpoint."

A former top official at the Department of Veterans Affairs improperly steered a $5 million contract for leadership development and training services to a friend's business, according to an investigation by the agency's independent watchdog

United and American Airlines are canceling flights to and from Hong Kong after the city said it would require all crew members to be tested for Covid-19 upon arrival

JUST IN: Hong Kong is closing schools again, according to a local media report. The city found 34 locally-transmitted cases on Wednesday, the most in a single day since the pandemic began.

Rep. Swalwell: Congress’ job until Election Day is to be ‘ankle monitor’ on Trump administration

"Only 14,000 Kids will die if we reopen schools." - Trump Administration. I can't make this stuff up.

SCOTUS rejects presidential immunity; renders Trump regular

One of the hallmarks of this unprecedentedly scandal-ridden presidency is unfortunately that very serious things, very shocking things, even, tend to just pass by. Even the most serious things, they just pass by...