Friday, September 11, 2020

Fmr House Intel Chair: ‘Maddening’ how Trump disclosed existence of classified weapons system to Woodward

We have hit a brand new bottom Removal of POW/MIA flag from White House sparks anger On 9/11 no less

Court-appointed adviser in Michael Flynn case says Justice Dept. yielded to corrupt "pressure campaign" led by Trump

(1/2) On September 11, 2001, I was sitting in the cockpit of a fighter jet at the end of the runway 24L in Miramar Marine Corps Air Station in Southern California, awaiting orders to engage any aircraft that might be en route to another attack.

Pompeo got out of the Army as a Captain but thinks he should be treated like a General now. He uses GO housing at Ft. Myer, an Aide-de-Camp to service him...etc. -- Pompeo’s wife assigned State Dept. work on secretary’s behalf using private email

JUST IN: Adviser appointed by Judge Sullivan in FLYNN case urges him to deny DOJ's motion to dismiss the case, calling its decision a clear pretext for Trump's pressure campaign. Flynn's guilt is "obvious" he argues

The same day the amicus in Mike Flynn’s case slams Bill Barr for gross abuse - one of Durham’s prosecutors resigns after *more* pressure from Barr to bend cases for Trump about Russia.

Paul Manafort on the Russian agent working him for a decade: “it’s not like he was wearing a label” Rudy on Russian agent working him from Ukraine: “how the hell would I know?” These f***ing people.

this is madman stuff

Bill Barr Haz a Sad

Even Devin Nunes’ friends say he’s unfit for office...

John Durham’s deputy resigns. My thoughts:

Trump is terrified that Biden will wipe the floor with him and is preemptively looking for excuses

Belarus police grabbing women out of churches

President Trump: "Biden's perfectly happy to endanger the lives of other people by doing something that he thinks is going to help him

Trump doesn't seem to know the words to the Pledge of Allegiance

Hong Kong’s reign as world’s freest economy at risk, group warns

“Coats continued to harbor the secret belief, one that had grown rather than lessened, although unsupported by intelligence proof, that Putin had something on Trump. How else to explain the president’s behavior?” This is the Director of National Intelligence wondering.

In 2019, a DHS spokeswoman pushed NBC to retract an accurate report. Katie Waldman, now married to Stephen Miller, said a report saying just 6 suspected terrorists were caught at the border was wrong. A whistleblower says DHS wanted to inflate the total.


Treasury Department started withholding payments — nearly four years ago — meant to cover medical services for firefighters and EMTs. Yes, the very one championed by Jon Stewart

Rudy Giuliani admits he may have been suckered by Russia agent: He ‘didn’t do much investigation’

GOP-backed QAnon House candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene is also a 9/11 conspiracy theorist.

Trump: "The United States has done really well," citing by comparison France, Spain and Italy. Coronavirus daily deaths reported today: US: 1,136 France: 30 Italy: 14 Spain: 34 (Wed. number)

Former officers charged in George Floyd killing turn blame on each other, seek own trials

Saudi pilots flew into those towers 19 years ago. Trump bragged he 'saved' MBS after Khashoggi murder: Woodward book

19 years ago today, if you had told me that this cynical grifter would be president and Rudy Giuliani would be working on behalf of a Russian intelligence officer - I wouldn't have believed you.

Trump administration secretly withheld $4M from FDNY 9/11 health program

The president is scheduled to honor the dead this morning. A bad weather call cancelled Marine One, so he’s driving to Joint Base Andrews, instead. It turns out, a president can do that if there’s somewhere he actually wants to be

Florida school districts are defying Gov. Ron DeSantis and publicly reporting new Covid-19 cases among students and staff that the state government considers confidential

Tech workers are fleeing Belarus as Lukashenko arrests opposition leaders and turns to Putin

For West Coast residents, the anxiety that comes with fire season is all too familiar. The unprecedented wildfires that continue to cause havoc have claimed the lives of at least eight people.

It is Derkach who supplied information on Biden to Senator Ron Johnson and lRep Devin Nunes.

Today we remember all those who lost their lives in the #September11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. We also remember that when we needed them, @NATO Allies had our back. They invoked the collective defense clause of the founding treaty & came to our aid.

FULL RUDY QUOTE ON DERKACH: “I have no reason to believe he is a Russian agent. There is nothing I saw that said he was a Russian agent. There is nothing he gave me that seemed to come from Russia at all.” But, he added, “How the hell would I know?”

Rudy has some explaining to do

Meghan McCain on the media: "They are the enemy and they are here to make you look bad." Joy Behar: "They’re not the enemy." Meghan: "For a Republican, the media is!"

On this day we remember a terrible tragedy – four coordinated terrorist attacks on #American soil - that shook the world 19 years ago and resulted in nearly 3000 casualties

.@kdurquiza, who lost her father to COVID-19, tells @Lawrence that Trump’s admission that he intentionally downplayed the threat of the virus is a “betrayal."

76 days since reports of Russian bounties on our troops. 76 days where Trump has proven his loyalty to Putin over American lives. 54 days until the election.

Trump, who’s been obsessed with Portland protests, doesn’t respond to the governor when 500K Oregonians have had to evacuate amid raging fires.

The L.A. Times Editorial Board endorses Biden: "Joe Biden isn't just 'anybody but Trump.' He's the right fit for our polarized time."

What makes Bob Woodward the preeminent journalist of his generation is that in the end, he is willing to bite the hand that feeds him. How could Trump have imagined otherwise?

In his new book, "Compromised," Peter Strzok shares information we did not have before about what Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was secretly sharing with a Russian intelligence officer.

Jamal Khashoggi was my constituent. I met with him. I brought his grieving fiancée to the SOTU address, delivered by the president who not only failed to protect Jamal, but now brags about helping the man responsible get away with his murder. This should disgust all Americans.

Gettin’ pretty awkward for RonJon and others in the Hill

"We need to hunker down and get through this fall and winter because it's not going to be easy." Nearly 30 US states are reporting downward trends in Covid-19 cases, but the pandemic will likely worsen again, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic says more talks are needed before moving the country's Israel embassy

More than 1,000 people died from COVID yesterday.@realDonaldTrump watched eight hours of TV. If I’m president, you might not always agree with me. But I promise you I will always show up and fight for you.

Exactly right from @JoeNBC: Trump’s Republican Party has... lost any claim it ever had at being the U.S. military’s bulwark against left-wing attacks

It's always incredible to hear about his day, the guy could get literally anyone on the phone in ten minutes, from astronauts to Fields Medal winners, and he spends it watching Fox News or getting his ass kissed by sycophants. The smoothest brain in the whole wide world.

'We're getting along very, very well with the Taliban," Trump just said at the WH press conf.

Rick Perry, the former governor, failed presidential candidate and contestant on “Dancing With the Stars,” was sitting in his office with two influential Ukrainians. “He said, ‘Look, I’m a new guy, I’m a deal-maker, I’m a Texan,’” recalls one of them.

Oh yeah. The wall. That fake thing for the racists that Steve Bannon is going to prison for.

There is nothing left to save in the current GOP. My argument for inflicting an extinction-level defeat on the Republicans this fall.

Saudi Arabia calls the shots. They say jump, Trump asks how high. Someday we will know the reasons for the bizarre obeisance of the Trumps to the Saudi royal family.

Belarus opposition leader Maria Kolesnikova told she would be deported 'alive or in bits'

China says it will join Russian military exercises this month along with Iran, Belarus and others

"This idea that Britain could sign the withdrawal agreement with its fingers crossed behind its back and then just ignore it later on is, in a way, perfectly consistent with the larger mentality of Brexit"

Suicides among U.S. kids and young adults have been soaring

President Donald Trump is now not just downplaying the coronavirus -- he's resorting to absurd historical allusions about great World War II leaders to try to disguise his culpability in 190,000 American deaths |

In Hong Kong and elsewhere, you can detect the rise of authoritarianism by changes in official language

Joshua Wong is asking the world to pay close attention to China’s detention & mistreatment of 12 Hong Kongers captured while fleeing to Taiwan. His account of unacceptable intimidation and harassment helps explain why the people of #HongKong fear Beijing’s tightening grip

Hong Kong arrests top 10,000 in 15 months

China is starting to test a Covid-19 nasal spray vaccine

Donald Trump is holding a rally in Michigan today—while also refusing to fully fund their National Guard. These are frontline workers against COVID-19, responsible for testing and distributing food and medical supplies. Michiganders need a pandemic response—not a pep rally.

It’s the eve of the 9/11 Anniversary and Rudy Giuliani is helping a Russian asset interfere in the U.S. Election to keep Trump in the WH

This would require an act of Congress, where lawmakers in both parties are opposed to such an idea

Trump knew the whole time.

All I see are the thousands of healthcare workers who’ll be working overtime to save their stupid asses.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she will start to allow some foreign workers into the country if she wins a second term in office next month

When Trump was saying young people couldn’t get coronavirus, he knew they could. When Trump was saying it was the same as the flu, he knew it was deadlier. When Trump was purposely downplaying the severity, he knew it passed through the air. He knew. — Kamala Harris

Wow! The Trump campaign tracks down @nytimes correspondent @michpoligal and kicks her out of a Trump rally she is covering. This is the kind of thing that happens in petty dictatorships.

Rep. Swalwell: Trump has a ‘compromised relationship’ with Russia

“Fortunate Son” plays as Trump de-planes, an entry for the “nobody listened to the lyrics” hall of fame

.@realDonaldTrump addresses supporters at a campaign rally in Freeland, MI

At root of Mike Flynn case: Did Donald Trump direct him to lie to the FBI?

Trump-Russia 'follow the money' counterintelligence investigation may not exist

Manafort gave Russian intelligence officer data useful for targeting voters: Strzok's book

As Russia resumes election interference, is the FBI ready after attacks from Trump?