Wednesday, September 9, 2020

WH officials warned Trump that talking to Bob Woodward was a bad idea, we are told. But Trump went forward with the hours of interviews anyway. A source, who has direct knowledge of discussions, said Trump and Kushner thought Woodward interviews were a good idea.

Carl Bernstein said “Trump Woodward tapes are worse than the Nixon tapes.” On @CNN

I promise you that if I’m elected, I’ll always tell you the truth. I’ll listen to the experts and do everything I can to contain this virus. And I’ll always put your health and safety first — no matter the political cost.

As of next Monday, the U.S. government will stop performing enhanced screening of passengers coming from high-risk COVID-19 countries

If this doesn't get Dems out to vote for @JoeBiden, nothing will.

NOW: Trump says he’s a confident leader and blames China for the pandemic as he walks off.

Republicans should be demanding he resign. The fact that they’re not tells you everything.

Trump keeps talking about China “releasing“ the virus

Barr defends Justice Dept. intervention in Trump defamation suit

And here is the president confessing that he lied to the American people

Never Trump, Now More Than Ever

Trump just said that he would appoint Tom Cotton and Ted Cruz as judges

White House looks at more executive actions as coronavirus-relief talks appear finished

The First Members of Space Force Just Deployed to the Middle East

You say “reckless homicide”, I say genocide. Otherwise, we’re in sync.

! Whistleblower Complaint: Acting DHS Secretary Wolf told Murphy on July 8 that "the intelligence notification should be 'held' because it 'made the President look bad.' Mr. Murphy objected ... In response, Mr. Wolf took steps to exclude Mr. Murphy from relevant future meetings."

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Murphy says Wolf and Cuccinelli repeatedly told him to massage intelligence reporting to line up with Trump's rhetoric and to play up evidence of "left wing" violence.

Rep. Lynch, Congress investigating Fort Hood following soldier deaths

In his comments to Bob Woodward, Donald Trump reveals what an absolute abomination he is. If he had a conscience or a soul, he would resign. Tragically for us, he has neither.

Donald Trump knowingly betrayed the American people. His refusal to act cost 190,000 Americans their lives, and tens of millions their livelihoods. He is unfit to be president. We must vote him out in November.

Senior DHS official says he was told to stop providing intelligence analysis on threat of Russian interference in election

Trump knew @ProjectLincoln.

Fox News is playing the tapes

Jesus...The lives that could have been saved, the human beings who should still be among us.

.@JoeBiden on President Trump's interview with Bob Woodward on COVID-19: "He knew and purposely played it down. Worse, he lied to the American people. He knowingly and willingly lied about the threat it posed to the country for months."

Several GOP senators react to Woodward book saying "haven't read it"@tedcruz: "haven't seen the book"@SenRickScott: “I’ve not read it"@SenJohnKennedy: “I haven’t read it.@SenCapito & @senrobportman said haven't read it, despite being read parts

So the screaming & violent anti-mask militia and Qarens were NOT in a panic?

Joe Biden: "He failed to do his job on purpose. It was a life and death betrayal of the American people."

Joe Biden on Bob Woodward’s Trump revelations: ’[Trump] knew and purposely played it down … he failed to do his job on purpose! … It’s beyond despicable. It’s a dereliction of duty. It’s a disgrace.’

So Trump knew on Feb. 7 that the virus was deadly and airborne. Three days later he had a rally in an enclosed arena in New Hampshire. And that whole month, his administration did little to prepare.

Nine days after telling Bob Woodward he knew COVID-19 would kill Americans, he encouraged NASCAR fans to crowd together in mass numbers.

Trump should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity.

Herman Cain was unavailable for comment...

So it seems like the DOJ lawyer who filed the removal papers subbed in USA as the defendant in place of Trump. Then the judge, unhappy, changed it and chided him for it.

The case formerly known as E. Jean Carroll v. Donald J. Trump has now been docketed under its new caption: Carroll vs. United States of America.

A GOP county chair asked Trump to wear a mask to his rally in North Carolina. Instead, Trump mocked pandemic restrictions.

California’s GOP Senate leader was under quarantine. She spoke with no mask at a huge prayer event anyway.

A federal judge has ruled that Texas's process for determining a mismatch between a voter's signature on their ballot envelope and the signature the voter used on their application to vote by mail "plainly violates certain voters’ constitutional rights."

DOJ gives legal representation to fed’l employees sued for actions w/in the scope of their employment. So, we’re now footing the bill for Trump’s defense, based on the ludicrous claim he was acting as POTUS when he called ⁦⁦@ejeancarroll⁩ a liar.

Donald @realDonaldTrump fought masks and egged his supporters on to do the same while knowing, ALL THE TIME, that the virus was airborne. I fail to see how that isn’t murderous.

In new tapes, President Trump admits to Bob Woodward he concealed critical details he knew about the coronavirus. "I wanted to always play it down."

The Trumpers and the anti-anti-Trumpers are hunkering down now, because they know all of this is indefensible. When this is over, they'll say: "Well, we did it to save conservative stuff like judges, we never really supported Trump. You understand, right?"


tough day at ‘Lie Inc’ HQ

Bob Woodward shares with Scott Pelley audiotapes from his 9 hours of conversations with President Trump for Woodward's new book, "Rage."

BREAKING: In new tapes, President Trump admits to Bob Woodward he concealed critical details he knew about the coronavirus. "I wanted to always play it down."

In a separate convo recounted by Woodward, Mattis told Coats, "The president has no moral compass," to which the director of national intelligence replied, "True. To him, a lie is not a lie. It's just what he thinks. He doesn't know the difference between the truth and a lie."

What the President Knew and When He Knew It. Not good news for Trump.

This is great. Well done Salem Police. Attacking Trumpers who swarm a lone, female, peaceful BLM demonstrator. The fake patriots with fake uniforms getting cuffed by the real ones :)

NEW @NBCNews/Marist poll in PA: Biden 53-Trump 44. "Among suburban likely voters, Biden leads Trump by nearly 20 points, 58 percent to 39 percent. That's a significant flip from 2016, when Trump won suburban voters in the state by about 8 points."

RIP, died of COVID19 complications at age 20.

South Carolinians have voted for Lindsey before, but this is the first time they truly know who he is. DISCLAIMER: This video contains imagery not suitable for all viewers.

Russian intervention in #Belarus to keep the dictator in charge.

literally nobody asked him, but rep. michael waltz swears that he has "never, ever" heard trump call american war dead suckers and losers, or anything like it. he loves the troops 200% actually, with tears in his eyes

Wow. The message from Sen. Thom Tillis’ office to a three-time cancer survivor looking for help getting health insurance: “Sounds like something you’re going to have to figure out.” Sadly, that’s an accurate summary of the GOP health care plan.

The Senate prepared to vote this week on a trimmed-down Republican coronavirus relief package, though it only has a slim chance of passage in the face of Democrats' insistence for more sweeping aid.

Here is Robbie Kaplan's reply. She is the greatest attorney in America! — E. Jean Carroll

National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien is at his boss's political rally for some reason

Trump makes stuff up: "Mexico is paying for the wall, just so you understand. They don't say that. They never say it. But we're gonna charge a small fee at the border. You know, the toll booths."

very few masks and no social distancing for Trump's rally in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Here is more of the radical right violence Trump not only refuses to condemn, but encourages and incites daily

New NBC News/Marist poll has Biden +9 in Pennsylvania: Biden 53% Trump 44%

Jillian Michaels reveals she had COVID, warns of dangers of gym attendance

Obama and Biden promised a vaccine????? How does that work KayLie??

“The people Trump despises the most, love him the most... he wouldn’t even let them in a f***ing hotel.” - Howard Stern

Thousands forced to evacuate as wildfires spread across Oregon

Putin is not my papi

Michael Cohen says President Trump believes President Putin is behind a $50M profit Trump made in the sale of a Palm Beach mansion.

The Jade Helm 2015 conspiracy remains a concise example, from point A—> B, of how disinformation changes governance. This takes on a new sense of urgency as lawmakers echo dis/misinformation about COVID-19. My latest for @SURfdn #defusingdisinfo /1

The Rose Garden has been a muddy mess and the South Lawn marred by brown patches since President Donald Trump used them as backdrops for last month’s Republican National Convention

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Fascinating: I cited an article by a Republican lawyer who worked for GOP campaigns, including Trump 2016, who now says Trump, not the Democrats, is the real threat to electoral integrity. Yet "JPittman"'s echo chamber is so impervious that he reads this as "democrat propaganda."

Rep. Mike Turner has used over $70,000 from his campaign funds for trips to restaurants and lavish hotels, according to our analysis of the Ohio Republican’s campaign-finance filings over the past three-and-a-half year

Israel's daily infections continue to soar with some 3,500 in the last 24 hours

#MoscowMitch is richer than KY

John Kerry on Trump’s refusal to confront Puti

Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans skipped town just to come back and propose a bill that cuts extra unemployment benefits by $300/week, includes no second stimulus check, and allocates $0 in funding for state and local governments. Tells you all you need to know.

Attacks by militants in civilian clothes, masks and body armor on civilians in Minsk. Lukashenka turned Belarus into a fucking Latin American dictatorship and his regime must be destroyed as soon as possible.

Cohen: Trump didn't want to win; 2016 campaign was just a branding opportunity

Cohen wants accountability for Trump staffers who told him to lie to Congress

Cohen explains Trump's Obama fixation: 'He's all of the things Donald Trump wants to be'

Cohen: Trump consulted on National Enquirer stories to smear his political opponents

'I'm not the one who had the affair': Cohen on taking the fall for Trump

You know who's name hasn't been mentioned in awhile? Felix Sater I wonder if @MichaelCohen212 will bring up his name on @maddow?

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Is Now Linked to More Than 250,000 Coronavirus Cases

here's caleb hull, the man the WH press secretary is a must-follow

Another Facebook worker quits in disgust, saying the company "is on the wrong side of history

Did anyone asking him about the Adderall rock that came flying out of his nose yesterday or are will still giving Trump a pass on destroying our country while high on amphetamines & benzo’s? Except, @markmeadows, I repeatedly testified before you and Congress to describe, in detail and under oath, the counterintelligence threat from @realDonaldTrump. The record is clear. This admin chose not to stand up to Russia and emboldened them. Why?

LOL: President Vladimir Putin will not come to New York for the UN General Assembly session, as the epidemiological situation in the United States remains unstable. Putin would address the 75th session of the #UNGA75 in a video format:

Off the Senate floor moments ago, Susan Collins wouldn’t answer questions about whether she has confidence in Postmaster General Louis DeJoy

The Justice Department is seeking to take over the defense of President Trump in defamation suit brought by advice columnist E. Jean Carroll, who claims Trump raped her two decades ago.

Maybe Mitch shouldn’t have abandoned Kentuckians to go on a summer vacation. Now, he comes in with a tiny relief bill that prioritizes liability protections over America’s workers. Standard.

It took only 16 minutes for twitter to label this new ad as sensitive content. Please retweet it far and wide.

More than 190,000 Americans have died from the coronavirus and the president just tweeted "these shutdowns are ridiculous."

Hong Kong activist charged under archaic sedition law

Terrifying footage. Hong Kong police ever more brutal

Police in Hong Kong have come under heavy criticism after a widely-circulated video showed officers tackling a 12-year-old girl to the ground during a pro-democracy protest on Sunday.

Disney's release of 'Mulan', which is set in China and meant to appeal to audiences there, has provoked a backlash on social media over its star’s support of Hong Kong police and for being partly filmed in the Xinjiang region

So now Barr has decided (1) that Trump somehow was acting *in his official capacity as president* when he called E. Jean Carroll a liar for accusing him of sexual assault, and (2) taxpayers should foot the bill for Trump’s defense. Another utter debasement of DOJ by Barr.

A safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine could save countless lives. We need one as soon as possible. But while I see a vaccine as a product of science, President Trump sees it as a political tool. Politics should play no role in this. The Administration must answer the following: — Joe Biden

It seemed to be a slip-up, but the president definitely said tonight, "We are going to be appointing very pro-crime judges." I listened to the clip a dozen times.

More extraordinary images from Belarus by photographer Yauhen Yerchak / EPA It's hard to imagine a more a clear-cut visual distinction between light and darkness

‘Family Man’ Marco Rubio’s Love Child

Republicans want a government so small it funds the legal defense of its candidates facing rape charges.

This is a risky strategy for Barr & Trump. They have to have known it would be widely condemned & seen for the fraud it is, which means they are really afraid of the strength

Please have a vaccine by March 2021! College students in #Arizona are unaware that we are in a deadly pandemic.

Garbage is a critical issue in Russia as local communities fight back against growing landfills and allegedly toxic incinerators. But whether the trash is buried or burned, we found non-competitive contracts and ties to oligarchs. Our June investigation:

This #maddow interview w/@MichaelCohen212 is must-watch tv. Juicy nuggets: Cohen alleges he knows Trump is Pro-Choice b/c they discussed it many times; Trump was personally involved in sleazy Enquirer stories against rivals, like Rubio & Cruz. The “Chrisrian values” Party..

How presidents used to talk about the military.

Democrats should impeach Bill Barr to stop him from criming

Oh, so we're doing this Section 230 bullshit again

DOJ's argument for intervening in Trump's rape accuser @EJeanCarroll's suit: "Trump was acting within the scope of his office or employment at the time of the incident out of which the plaintiff’s claim arose," i.e. when he allegedly defamed her.

AstraZeneca paused its coronavirus vaccine trial after a participant developed an unexplained illness. The development could potentially delay or derail Covid-19 immunization efforts

Mark Meadows is touting his knowledge of an ongoing investigation by AG Barr's handpicked lackey, John Durham, into Obama admin officials—inadvertently revealing the WH is corruptly using the Justice Department as a political weapon, just as leaders do in authoritarian countries.

Justice Dept. Intervenes to Help Trump in E. Jean Carroll Defamation Lawsuit Government lawyers made the unusual move of seeking to take over President Trump’s defense in a suit brought by Ms. Carroll, who has accused Mr. Trump of raping her in the 1990s.

Donald Trump Jr. On Alleged Kenosha Shooter: ‘We All Do Stupid Things At 17’ Holyfrigginmoly

TO DONALD J. TRUMP Sir, I and my attorney Robbie Kaplan, are ready! So is every woman who has ever been silenced! So is every American citizen who has been trampled by Bill Barr and the DOJ! BRING IT!

Witness the untold story of the murder that shook the world. From the Academy Award-winning director of Icarus comes #TheDissident. Coming Soon.

Uh oh Marco

Trump on Kamala Harris: Nobody likes her. She could never be the first woman president. That would be an insult to our country

"The Belarusian special services took Olga Kovalkova... to the Belarusian-Polish border and released her to a no-man's land." A Belarusian activist has been ejected from the country by security forces, according to the Belarusian Coordination Council.