Monday, August 3, 2020

Leaked report shows DHS targeted Americans who fought against ISIS in attempt to tie antifa to foreign power

Jared Kushner and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions interviews among 428 pages of Mueller report notes released

We really really really really really need to ignore him. Full stop

Recess in the Senate next week but GOP senators making clear it will be difficult to go home without a deal. Sen. John Cornyn, who is up for re-election, said: “I can’t see how we can go home and tell people we failed.”

Why wasn’t the United States more prepared for the coronavirus outbreak? FRONTLINE investigates in “The Virus: What Went Wrong?” STREAM NOW

2 died of Ebola: They said Obama should resign. 4 died in Benghazi: They had Hillary testify for 11 hours, held 33 hearings, and launched a multiyear probe. 158,180 died thanks to Trump’s incompetence: They cheered him on, and demand 4 more years.

Trump and OAN. A marriage made in hell. Watch this 1 min and 14 seconds to learn all you need to know.

Anyone coming into Massachusetts through Logan Airport or by car, bus and train will now have to prove that they're COVID-19 negative or hunker down.

I urge @Facebook to remove the doctored video of @SpeakerPelosi. Also, under Facebook’s manipulated media policy, a fake video showing you hitting another person wouldn’t be removed because it wouldn’t have “words that [you] did not actually say.” Do you agree with that policy?

This is the start of the Great Unraveling. Trump and Kushner will go down with Vrablic and Deutschebank. A den of thieves

I’m proud to endorse this diverse and hopeful collection of thoughtful, empathetic, and highly qualified Democrats. If you’re in one of their districts or states, make sure you vote for them this fall. And if you can, vote early—by mail or in person.

Analysis: What we don’t know about what to expect on Election Day

Lawmakers must make it clear that they are watching and that there will be consequences for all accomplices of Trump's assault on American democracy, foreign and domestic. No "we didn't know" or "we were just following orders." They know.

Opinion: Trump promises to "Respect our Military!" His hypocrisy is sickening.

COVID-19 obituary blames Republicans for Texas man’s untimely end: ‘They blame his death on Trump’

Prosecutor seeking Trump's taxes cites probe of his business due to “extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the Trump Organization.”

A top House Democrat has subpoenaed four senior aides to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, accusing them of resisting interviews in an investigation of Trump's firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick.

Trump is severely impaired. Congress must demand a wellness check.

Louie Gohmert’s daughter begs him to heed medical advice and not to follow Trump to ‘an early grave’ Younger people will save us yet!

Having recognized the manipulative content in this video, ⁦⁦@Facebook⁩ should take it down entirely. It is not enough to just label this as fake. When lies and falsehoods are deliberately pushed, action is needed to stop them from spreading.

Yes, @RichardGrenell, times change. Forgive me...I again yearn for a time of assessed (and read) intelligence, collaborative planning, strong alliances, clear strategy, considered budgets, savvy diplomatics, and competent elected leaders. Soon, perhaps?

NEW: The National Association of the Deaf is seeking a preliminary injunction for the White House to provide televised in-frame ASL interpretation at all briefings on COVID-19, in a lawsuit filed in Washington against President Donald Trump and Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany

The American people shouldn’t have to risk their lives to exercise their constitutional right to vote. Our democracy demands fair, free, and safe elections

DeJoy and his wife have between $30.1M and $75.3M in assets in private USPS competitors. Hmmmm. I wonder why he'd be willing to destroy the USPS.

All Trump rallies in the covid era - in a rap cartoon.

Meanwhile on Russian state TV: they're agreeing with Jim Jordan that protests should be curtailed. When the Kremlin is on your side, perhaps it's time to re-think your commitment to democratic ideals.

"House Republicans, Senate Republicans, and Team Trump, over the course of the same week, each faced questions about relying on political assistance from foreign sources, and each of them dodged."

Show me video of one other President talking like this for this long? This man is not well and is not mentally fit for office.

BREAKING: New York prosecutor seeking President Trump's tax returns cites reports of 'protracted criminal conduct' at the Trump Organization

It's hard to believe this has to be said, but if I'm elected president, I’ll spend my Monday mornings working with our nation’s top experts to control this virus — not insulting them on Twitter.

The Senate wants to give corporations legal immunity if their workers get COVID-19. Translation: no consequences if a company doesn’t provide protective equipment or enforce physical distancing. This is a green light for corporate abuse. RT if you agree

An utter failure of leadership, after waiting two whole months to propose a flaccid COVID-19 relief bill that's far weaker than ours & leaves American families hanging. Pathetic.

Breaking via NYT: The Manhattan district attorney's office has suggested that it has been investigating Trump and his company for possible bank and insurance fraud, a significantly broader inquiry than the prosecutors have acknowledged in the past.

Not 155,000+ Americans dead. Not rising hunger & food insecurity. Not Russian bounties on U.S. soldiers. Not millions facing unemployment, eviction, and economic uncertainty. TV ratings. That's what he cares about.

NEW: White House staff received an email this morning notifying them of random Covid-19 testing beginning today across the executive complex. Per the email, “Failure to report to testing will be considered a refusal to test.”

Trump's Frorida tweet "just disappeared"

Checks out.

Trump skirts Senate to install nominee under fire for Islamaphobic tweets in Pentagon post

Sean Hannity lends his book and name for the RNC to help raise money for Trump. The stuff that would normally get one in trouble at a news organization.

Facebook is where you go to reconnect with old friends, post vacation pics, and see fake ‘Nancy Pelosi is drunk’ videos from trolls trying to destroy our Democracy, all while Mark Zuckerberg sells your data to people like Stephen Bannon, and gets filthy rich.

So I’m still seeing absolutely no one talk about the $765M Kodak-MAGA insider trading fraud scheme. That really needs to change.

Man fires at cops with AK-47 after refusing to wear a mask, police say

President Donald Trump is making grandiose claims about slashing drug prices and the efficacy of a treatment for COVID-19 that don’t hold up to reality.

"A history of America that ignores white supremacy is a white supremacist's history of America."

Political campaigns and groups continue to spend significant amounts of money at properties that @realDonaldTrump & his family continue to own and profit from

The DFC’s largest previous loan was $20mm That was before the $765mm loan to $KODK

It’s getting late early.

A state lawmaker who opposed Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s extended lockdown has been diagnosed with COVID-19, leaving numerous legislators potentially exposed

Anesthesiologist Claire Rezba started tracking lost health workers almost instinctively. Researchers and industry professionals say the lack of good official data on these deaths is “scandalous” and is putting lives in danger.

John Oliver Laments Lack of Historical Knowledge in U.S.: "We Don't Fully Acknowledge White Supremacy"

Election Day is in less than 100 days, which means many foreign nations might try to illegally influence the American political process through secret funding or influence operations to help or harm a person or a cause.

Administration wants $377M for West Wing remodel in virus relief bill

Re-upping: Trump’s agent in sabotaging USPS is going to learn the hard way that interfering with the mail in any way is a federal crime. And what he’s doing is many times worse than taking a letter out of someone’s mailbox.

I've been thinking about kids who have parents that send them back to school with more than half the country spiking. The kids that survive are going to have some interesting questions for their parents, including: "What the FUCK were YOU thinking?"

37 million Americans are now FOOD INSECURE. Over 11% of the population. 51 million are UNEMPLOYED. Congress and the White House will preside over a disaster if they don’t forcefully move to rescue American families. SHAMEFUL.

Trump keeps promising an overhaul of the nation’s health care system that never arrives

Anthony Tata: Trump directed controversial Pentagon pick into new role with similar duties after nomination failed - CNNPolitics (TRUMP IS IN DEFIANCE OF THE CONSTITUTION. HE IS GOVERNING WITH OFFICIALS NOT CONFIRMED BY THE SENATE.)

Written by the head of the coronavirus task force Vice President Mike pence in the wsj editorial page

Donald Trump's top government experts now say that the pandemic is entering a new phase as it invades the rural heartland -- and they can't say how long it will last

Deutsche Bank has opened an investigation of Rosemary Vrablic—@realDonaldTrump’s and Jared Kushner’s longtime banker—over a 2013 real estate transaction between Vrablic and a company part-owned by Kush. Vrablic convinced Duetsche Bank to loan to Trump

If we want to reopen the economy, have our children safely back in school and defeat the #TrumpVirus, a bold plan is needed. House Democrats have one – in fact, for 11 weeks Senate Republicans have ignored it and refused to act with urgency.

"I’m sorry, but it’s a fantasy": Jeff Gregorich, superintendent, on trying to reopen his schools safely

Some people are recommending we allow people to get access to a vaccine before Phase 3 trial data. I disagree entirely. If people want access to the vaccine, participate in the Phase 3 trials with all the disclosures & precautions. Help us get a good safe drug wih good data.

There’s no more important foreign policy issue for the next president than helping Taiwan remain free from the CCP & PLA. If Taiwan goes, American leadership in the Indo-Pacific is over.

House Democrats have found that the Trump administration overspent for ventilators by as much as $500 million. Democrats say the episode raises questions about one of the admin's largest contracts for ventilator production.

If 600 dollars a week is substantially more than what most people make , isn’t that the problem ???

In case you didn’t know, it would appear @SeanHannity is working directly with the Trump campaign. And despite the legal and ethical implications, the Trump campaign would like you to keep it a secret.

Fox News’ Pirro comes out firmly against masks: “What is the point of the mask? The point of the mask is to basically kinda dehumanize. It’s to frighten people...It’s exactly what the anarchists and the protesters need...There are all kinds of subliminal messages to that mask.”

If I were president today, I would not be taking China's word when it comes to the coronavirus. American scientists and health experts should be allowed in the country to determine how the virus started and to help contain its spread.

"Unless we get the virus under control, the real recovery economically is not going to happen," Dr. Anthony Fauci on ABC this morning.

Will China's national security law prompt a mass exodus from Hong Kong? Hear from various voices across the city in the latest episode of "Hong Kong on Edge 2"

The story of Moderna exemplifies the pitfalls of private vaccine investing: There’s a lot of expectation, a lot of risk, and not a huge amount of clarity about the payoff.

I’ve mentioned the show The Dictator’s Playbook (PBS) before, but I *highly* recommend watching at least Ep3, about Mussolini, apropos for our moment. Also it includes excellent commentary from @ruthbenghiat, whom you should follow, if you aren’t already

Facebook's fact-checkers labeled as "partly false" a video that it said was manipulated to make it appear as if Nancy Pelosi was drunk or drugged. The video had been circulating since Thursday and by Sunday night had been viewed more than 2 million times.

A complex web of investors who stand to profit if Oxford’s coronavirus vaccine succeeds illustrates the financial interests often at play in scientific innovation

"It's extraordinarily widespread." The US has entered a "new phase" of the coronavirus pandemic, a top expert says, with cases rising in both urban and rural areas.

How Trump Is Helping Tycoons Exploit the Pandemic The secretive titan behind one of America’s largest poultry companies, who is also one of the President’s top donors, is ruthlessly leveraging the coronavirus crisis—and his vast fortune—to strip workers of protections.

Men arrested in Belarus formerly fought for Russia in Ukraine and elsewhere

“at least 32 Chinese companies received [PPP] loans worth more than $1 million, with those totaling as much as $180 million.”

When Donald Trump says he donates his salary, he's talking about the $400,000 he gets for being president, not the $400,000,000 he makes on the side. He holds on to that.

ARGH!!! #PPE Federal officials are sitting on a stockpile of 44 million N95 masks, while hospitals and medical offices are once again running short on equipment and pleading for more