Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Joe Biden: "I'm running because Trump is the president. And I think our democracy is at stake -- for real. And what seems to be the case is many Americans, those who don't like me and those that do, view me as the antithesis of Trump. And I believe that I am."

.@repdmp: "I'm not going to lie to my constituents. I'm going to tell them that President Donald Trump and the Attorney General, working together, are not following health guidelines and are letting Americans die needlessly b/c of political reasons. That is what I will tell them"

Bill Barr disrespectfully talks right over Rep. Dean, then louds sniffs when she asks him to stop

Barr exchanges a wrist-bump with Republican @RepMikeJohnson as he leaves the hearing room

Joe Biden: "I'm running because Trump is the president and I think our democracy is at stake, for real."

Rep. Eric Swalwell: "Are you investigating Donald Trump for commuting the prison sentence of his longtime friend and political advisor Roger Stone?" William Barr: "No." Swalwell: "Why not?" Barr: "Why should I?"

Rep. @ericswalwell has AG Barr completely rattled here. Swalwell's entire line of questioning here was really exceptional

150k dead and Barr says he thinks @realDonaldTrump's doing a great job on Covid.

“I’m furious that Oakland may have played right into Donald Trump’s twisted campaign strategy,” @LibbySchaaf says. “Images of a vandalized downtown is exactly what he wants to whip up his base and to potentially justify sending in federal troops.”

.@marygayscanlon exposes more #Barr hypocrisy by getting him to admit to donating more than $700K to R and conservative candidates after he criticized prosecutors for giving far less to Dems.

Rep. Jayapal hammers AG Barr

Barr is so bad at this. Thin-skinned, hyper-partisan, charmless, humorless. Michael Cohen, en route to prison, was a more eloquent defender of his misguided actions on behalf of Trump and even Rudy was more capable of weaving engaging narratives of his own misconduct.

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D) up now and Barr almost immediately gets heated and speaks aggressively over the CA congressman as he accuses the AG of interfering in the Stone case.

During congressional testimony, Barr says he misspoke when he claimed 200 arrests in two weeks, the wildly inaccurate claim @KCStar debunked last week

Barr pushes back on the line of questioning from Jeffries about Trump's failure in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Barr says fatality rates are very low in the U.S. Jeffries hits back saying that 150K Americans are dead and "it has been a failure of epic proportions."

Barr says he is not aware of the Constitution allowing the sitting president to contest the election results but also mentions Bush v Gore as an example an unclear election outcome.

While being grilled by @RepJeffries, Barr absurdly tries to blame Obama for the Trump's disastrous coronavirus response: "The problem with the testing system was a function of President Obama's mishandling of the CDC."

Exchange on Roger Stone sentencing: Attorney General Barr: "The judge agreed with me, Congressman. The judge agreed with me."@RepTedDeutch: "I'm not asking you that." AG Barr: "I know you're not asking. I'm saying." Full video here:

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries asks AG Barr what he would do if Trump loses the election but refuses to leave office. Barr says he would leave office, "if the results are clear."

#BarrHearing General Barr, you expect the American people to believe that you were not acting pursuant to President Trump’s wishes when you ordered prosecutors to cut the Roger Stone sentence & drop the Flynn prosecution?

More than any other Attorney General in history, AG Barr has abused his power and weaponized his office for political purposes. Today, he appears before the House Judiciary Committee. I, and the American public, expect answers. Read my opening statement

Jim Jordan says the committee didn't know that Barr had appointed John Bash to investigate unmasking. But DOJ spox announced it on Hannity 2 months ago

AG Bill Barr says that U.S. Attorney John Bash is examining the "unmasking" of intelligence reports as a separate investigation outside of U.S. Attorney John Durham's review.

NEW: A federal judged ruled that the files she ordered unsealed in an old lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell hit the public record by Thursday. Background,

Rep @CedricRichmond to Attorney General William Barr: “I would just suggest that actions speak louder than words and that you really should keep the name of the Honorable John Lewis out of the Department of Justice’s mouth.”

Day 32. Still no word from Trump about Putin reportedly offering bounties for the killing of our troops.

Nadler calls Barr a direct threat to the liberty and safety of the country.

Texas Republicans started death panels because of Trump crony Gov. Greg Abbot's anti-mask position when he reopened the state recklessly.

Jim Jordan's screed at today's hearing made me turn my volume down. Seems like a good occasion to remind folks of our ethics complaint against him

Chairman Nadler to Barr: "In your time in the Depertment, you have aided and abetted the worst failings of the president."

Gym Jordan's 5 words: Assault Locker. Boys. Screams. Denial.

Bill Barr will smugly commit perjury today. Never forget he noted - aloud - that he is not concerned about his legacy because history is written by the winners. He intends to do everything in his power to usher in fascism in the United States.

Attorney General William Barr testifies before House Judiciary Committee Live now

Deadly crash killed a leading contender to replace US spy chief John Ratcliffe in Congress

Attorney General William Barr testifies before House Judiciary Committee C-Span

Should start soon

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Barr’s opening statement before House Judiciary Committee is full of misleading statements. For example he says 8 unarmed black men were killed by police this year while 11 white men were killed. Totally misleading since there are nearly five times as many whites as blacks in US.

William Barr's opening testimony today is saturated with evasion and dishonesty. It unwittingly reveals Trump's vision of "law and order": The law is there to protect Trump's corruption and manufacture authoritarian agitprop for his reelection. New piece:

Dr. Fauci says Marlins’ coronavirus outbreak could endanger the MLB season and the NFL may need a 'bubble.'

This is one of the most disturbing videos I have seen out of Portland yet. If this is what federal troops will do to a woman when the world is watching, imagine what they would have done if they were alone. This is not my America

Bannon wants to kill you. Truth

--> Team Trump’s Mounting Fear: His Base Will Abandon Him

Facebook deleted a viral video full of false coronavirus claims. Then Trump shared it on Twitter

The president's son is apparently barred from tweeting because he shared misinformation about the pandemic

A good rule of thumb is it may not be a successful presidency if you are erecting triple barriers to turn the White House into a junta-style compound.

NEWS: Jerry Nadler was involved in a car accident this morning on his way to Washington, a Nadler spokesman said. Nadler was not driving and was not hurt in the accident, the spox said. But the start of today's hearing with AG Barr is delayed as a result.

"He's lying," House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler privately told Norm Eisen and other staff as they tried to make sense of Barr's 4-page summary of the Mueller Report. Nadler "saw right through Barr's fabrications and was blunt about it," writes Eisen.

Ex-FBI agent Peter Strzok pens book about Trump, Russia, out September 8

China & Uighurs: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver


Rep. Eric Swalwell: "Michael Cohen was Donald Trump's fixer, until he got caught, pleaded guilty, and went to prison. Now Bill Barr has taken the job."

Virgin Islands government subpoenas multiple banks for Jeffrey Epstein's financial records

Tens of thousands dead. Millions more infected. An economy crippled. How did we get here?

Twitter removes tweet highlighted by Trump falsely claiming COVID-19 'cure'

Elon Musk trolling liberals with bad tweets to make liberals say mean things about him to make conservatives want to help his solar power & electric car company is honestly the most plausible theory of how to get a bipartisan climate bill done that I've heard.

ADVERTISEMENT CORONAVIRUS ‘We do not have a constitutional right to infect others.’ Judge upholds Palm Beach County’s mask orders

“Before Trump and his supporters embrace Immanuel’s medical expertise, though, they should consider other medical claims Immanuel has made—including ones about alien DNA and the physical effects of having sex with witches and demons in your dreams.”

NEW: The Trump campaign isn’t disclosing its true vendors, Campaign Legal Center says in a complaint to FEC. Instead, the campaign has paid more than $170 million to Parscale-linked entities that the CLC says are essentially laundering the money.

NEW VIDEO Trump has blood on his hands in Texas. We need 5,000 retweets on this in one hour. #TrumpKillsTexas

Congressman John Lewis’s final visit to #BlackLivesMatter Plaza with Amazing Grace being played by @FredYonnet

At This Trump-Favored Charity, Financial Reporting Is Questionable and Insiders Are Cashing In

Dr. Anthony Fauci to @GStephanopoulos: “I don't tweet. I don't even read them so I don't really want to go there. I just will continue to do my job no matter what comes out because I think it's very important.”

“I go along with the FDA. The overwhelming prevailing clinical trials that have looked at the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine have indicated that it is not effective in coronavirus disease,” Fauci said on ABC, again disputing Trump

US could see 'further suffering and further death' if coronavirus isn't controlled, Fauci says

The first wave of students headed back to school last week amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic

GOP Alabama Lawmaker Describes 'Great Time' at KKK Leader Birthday Event They don't even try to hide it any longer..

“It’s not that there is something wrong with us,” said a retired accountant in Russia who joined antigovernment protests in the city of Khabarovsk, 4,000 miles from Moscow. “We realized that there is something wrong with the country.”

Three heavily armed feds brutally tackle, subdue female protester. Startling. We could have another tragic George Floyd moment if this keeps up

Seattle mayor: Looks like Trump is rehearsing for martial law

Hurricane makes disaster of already catastrophic COVID situation

Ex-federal prosecutor: The House Judiciary Committee must ask Bill Barr about: Evidence of his voter fraud claims Deployment of federal agents to Portland Stone's commutation Replacement of the SDNY U.S. Attorney Intervention in the Stone and Flynn cases

Any member of Congress. Please ask Barr tomorrow if he has interfered in any investigation into Erik Prince. Then subpoena any 302 related to Erik Prince/ITAR.

Larry Kudlow today on GOP stimulus plan: “There will be increased business deductions for meals and entertainment”

An hour before Dr. Fauci threw the first pitch at the Yankees - Nationals game, Trump stood in the briefing room and declared that he, too, had been invited to throw out his own opening pitch. There was one problem: Mr. Trump had not actually been invited.

Opinion: A stingy new GOP plan for unemployment benefits reflects Trump’s twisted vision

Commissioner @JoAnnPDX and I are calling for an immediate meeting with Department of Homeland Security leadership on the ground in Portland and with Acting Secretary @DHS_Wolf to discuss a cease-fire and the removal of heightened federal forces from Portland.

Herman Cain caught an especially nasty case of the hoax.

A video featuring a group of doctors making false and dubious claims related to Covid-19 was removed by Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube after going viral. US President Trump shared multiple versions of the video with his 84 million Twitter followers

The Republican coronavirus stimulus proposal includes $1.75 billion in funds for the design and construction of a new FBI headquarters at the request of the Trump administration.

Pelosi said that she believes the money for the new FBI building was included in the GOP plan to help with business for the Trump hotel. Schumer said Meadows and Mnuchin didn’t explain why the money was in there but they “acknowledged it (was included) when we asked.”

Mitch’s plan to help Kentuckians during a global pandemic is to CUT their unemployment benefits by $400 a week. Families will be forced to decide between medicine, food, rent and utilities. What's the use of having a "powerful" senator when he doesn’t care about us?

Books will be written about Fox News’s role in exacerbating the national catastrophe that is this presidency

Trump’s excuses are comical

Chinese students in Australia are being coerced by criminal gangs to fake their own kidnappings, authorities said. In one case, a student's father handed over more than $1.4 million after being sent a video of his daughter bound in an unknown location.

Dr. Joseph Costa, the chief of critical care who treated the sickest coronavirus patients at Baltimore's Mercy Medical Center, died this weekend from Covid-19, the hospital confirmed to CNN. He was 56.

Barr’s prepared testimony for tomorrow’s appearance before the House Judiciary Committee refers to the “bogus ‘Russiagate’ scandal.” I think we know how this is going to go ...

New Zealand suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong, joining the U.K. and others in protesting Beijing’s move to impose a new security law on the city

No surprise !! @mcuban has made millions upon millions from China's cheap labor even the Uyghur Muslim slave labor pool! NBA Owner Mark Cuban Refuses To Criticize Communist Takeover Of Hong Kong

I need your help. Please retweet this far and wide. I am getting a billboard outside the Governor’s mansion in Tallahassee to expose & humiliate Ron DeSantis. I am sick and tired of watching him kill fellow Floridians. 250 patriots by midnight here:

An increasing percentage of plans and attacks in the U.S. are linked to far-right activity, expert says.

Don't Shoot Portland and Wall of Moms are suing the Trump administration to stop federal agents from using tear gas, rubber bullets and flash-bang grenades against peaceful protesters. Full complaint:

150K people are dead and millions are out of work and Trump's priority for the COVID relief bill is $2 BILLION for a new FBI HQ in downtown DC because Trump doesn't want the FBI to move to the suburbs and have the old site redeveloped w/a hotel that will compete with his No joke

The hydroxychloroquine uproar tonight is an attempt to blame 150K deaths on clinicians that did not prescribe the drug. It's a game plan that will pushed over the next week on Fox, social media etc. It will be planned and orchestrated, be prepared for the lies.

The Trump Virus has robbed us of the moments that make life worth living. It didn't have to be this way.

MeidasTouch hammers Trump family for using the White House to cash in.

REPORTER: Did you bring up the reports of Russia having bounties on US troops during your call with Putin last week? TRUMP: "We don't talk about what we discussed, but we had plenty of discussion."

#SaudiTrump is as corrupt as they come. Watch and share this video from @ReallyAmerican1 . Viewer discretion is advised.

The doctor whose video saying masks aren't necessary was reposted by Don Jr. tonight warns that Jesus will destroy Facebook if her video isn't put back up

Barr's opening statement is *very* touchy about how guilty he and Trump are with Russia. Wonder why?

Maryland GOP governor says he could be persuaded to vote for Trump before election

UPDATE: Barr’s opening statement is in. He blasts the “bogus ‘Russiagate’ scandal” and insists Trump hasn’t meddled in his prosecutorial decisions (despite his public grousing about Trump tweets) He also blames police brutality protests for rising crime

Let this sink in: the Attorney General just pardoned Russia for interfering in the 2016 election

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan: "I hate to say it, but it looks like this president is doing a dress rehearsal for martial law."

(1/3) Mitch's #1 priority in his dangerously insufficient bill? Changing corporate liability laws to allow big business off the hook if they endanger workers. He's also fighting to ensure that unemployment insurance is slashed for the millions of Americans out of work.

NEW: The Biden campaign is forbidding staff from trading individual stocks without approval from the campaign’s general counsel

Last week, Trump said he'd been invited by the Yankees to throw out the first pitch on August 15. There was one problem: Trump had not actually been invited on that day by the Yankees. His announcement surprised both Yankees officials & White House staff.