Thursday, September 17, 2020

"We will continue the struggle."


Hong Kong’s government is drawing fresh criticism from economists and business advocates who say a third round of virus stimulus don’t go far enough


Disney's 'Mulan' gets cold reception in boycott-leading Hong Kong


JUST IN: Senator Ron Johnson was exposed to someone who tested positive for Covid-19. The Senator is now in quarantine where he will stay until September 29th.


Belarus to close border with Poland and Lithuania: Lukashenko


The case for impeaching AG Bill Barr is clear. Read it here


Right-wing talk about "sedition" and the Insurrection Act has one purpose: Stealing the election


All 10 Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats today called on the Justice Department inspector general to look into whether the Durham investigation (DOJ’s probe into the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation) is being misused for partisan political purposes.


FBI Dir. Wray confirms that white supremacists make up the largest share of racially motivated terrorists in the United States


Lev Parnas is the Michael Avenatti of Dmitry Firtashs, but I repeat myself TeamPatriot


Olivia Troye: "I have been a Republican for my entire life. I am a McCain Republican. I am a Bush Republican and I am voting for Joe Biden because I truly believe we are at a time of constitutional crisis. At this point, its country over party."


Trump went to his go-to move today. In moments of crisis or whenever his incompetence and malicious governance is further exposed, he acts like he is the defender of white America. But we know that he doesn’t actually care about them, either.


The U.S. Navy’s $13 billion aircraft carrier experienced a failure of its electromagnetic launch system last week


Devin Nunes is a career politician who looks out for corporations and their interests. I'm rejecting all corporate PAC money so there is never a question about who I work for.


Another one .... Betsy DeVos' former top aide joins anti-Trump group


One more.


Michelle Obama says that, as Black Americans, she and President Obama "never could've gotten away with some of the stuff that's going on now" in the White House because their "community wouldn't have accepted that."


Mitch stands directly in the way of COVID relief for us.


Nancy Pelosi: "Why don't you go ask the Republicans why they don't want to feed the 14 million hungry children in America who are food insecure?"


You won’t want to miss our National Town Hall TONIGHT at 7:15 PM ET. @ronsteslow, @madrid_mike, @NHJennifer, and @reedgalen will answer your questions about how you can help defeat Trump and Trumpism in November. Follow along


The more ex-Trump officials come out and denounce the president, the less believable it is that all of those officials just happen to be "disgruntled," as the admin is trying to claim again this time.


hi @DevinNunes


NEW CHARGES AGAINST RUSSIAN MOB CONNECTIONS TO @RudyGiuliani and Donald Trump - two more counts of soliciting foreign donors for Federal and State elections...


Basically, Trump admin is now harassing academic institutions and suggesting that any acknowledgement of systemic racism is an "admission" of discrimination against *individual students* (which is not the same thing). An attempt to chill speech that disagrees with its position.


Federal judge issues temporary injunction against U.S. Postal Service operational changes amid concerns about mail slowdowns


NEW: Trump announces the 1776 Commission, aimed at establishing what he calls "patriotic" and "pro-America" education that will celebrate the "miracle" of American history. Re-examinations of U.S. history, he said, are "ideological poison."


We are working with @BaldwinEMA to identify neighborhoods in need...bringing food & water after Hurricane. Today we @WCKitchen are the first people families are seeing with help...This is only way it works—can’t stay inside meeting&planning...just start cooking!


In this new ad @OliviaTroye reveals that during a COVID task force meeting, President Trump said "Maybe this COVID thing is a good thing. I don't have to shake hands with these disgusting people." WOW.


NEW AD: @OliviaTroye was @VP's lead staffer on COVID-19. She put her heart & soul into the job. After a while she couldn't look herself in the mirror because no matter what she did, the President would undermine it and make Americans less safe. Now she's a GOP voter for Biden


Former Pence aide says she will vote for Biden because of Trump’s ‘flat out disregard for human life’ during pandemic


From Russia’s 60 minutes analogue: “[Trump] won’t be tied down by Russiagate in his second term, he will no longer be shackled,” said political scientist Vladimir Kornilov, appearing on Russian state TV show 60 Minutes. “So we’re electing Trump again,” surmised the host


Trump announces he will be signing an executive order to establish a "national commission to promote patriotic education." He says "it will be called the 1776 Commission," a nod to criticism of the 1619 Project.


New accounts of a tense March meeting at the White House suggest that Jared Kushner resisted taking federal action to alleviate shortages and help Democratic-led New York. “Free markets will solve this,” Kushner said. “That is not the role of government.”


Steve Bannon Is Behind Bogus Study That China Created COVID


Accused sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell wins another reprieve as judge essentially delays the release of her 2016 deposition — again.


Jan 2020 @seth_hettena story I completely missed Accused Sex-Predator Priest Alan Placa is a childhood friend of Giuliani & began working at Giuliani Partners in 2002 after allegations first surfaced he had abused children Placa had been the dean at Sean Hannity's high school


He wants America to be Russia. — The Lincoln Project


The 100 richest Americans have made more than $300 billion during the COVID-19 crisis. Now, in the middle of a pandemic and economic crisis, Donald Trump wants to give them a $29 billion tax break. Let that sink in.


Today, @JoeBiden and @DrBiden will host a virtual Rosh Hashanah event. In the evening, Joe will travel to Scranton, Pennsylvania to participate in a CNN town hall at 8 PM EST.


Friends, I know I should not shovel this story out to you again, but with Amy Dorris coming forward, I want to remind you that @realDonaldTrump grabbed @Karenavirginia the very next year at US Tennis Open


Party of law and hahahahaha hahahahaha Hahahha


Arrest this asshole already. Acting Homeland Secretary Chad Wolf defies subpoena and skips House hearing


If you make under $400,000, you will not pay a penny more in taxes when I'm president. The super-wealthy and big corporations will finally pay their fair share — and we'll invest that money in working families. We're going to reward work — not wealth. — Joe Biden (@JoeBiden)


ICYMI: JUST IN: Trump campaign asks federal judge to stop New Jersey's early mail-in vote count


The size, scope, and personal details of the oppo file on the head of a certain Trumpish website are hideous and vivid. His famous wife would be horrified. His minions there might want to consider whether they want to join the "Fuck Around and Find Out" Club.#FAFO


Epstein’s Former Chef Is Cooperating With Feds on Sex Ring Investigation


Trump’s own DHS warned us: "Russia is likely to continue amplifying criticisms of vote-by-mail and shifting voting processes amidst the COVID-19 pandemic to undermine public trust" Whose criticisms are they amplifying? Yet again, Trump aligns his interests with the Kremlin.


Hey hey, ho ho, Moscow Mitch has got to go. — Stephen King


We know what we're up against. Prepare yourselves accordingly


Oh, what would you know. Looks like the California cop killer was not only white, he was also affiliated with a white supremacist group. #DomesticTerrorism committed by white men is the greatest threat to America.


Opinion: Biden shows what a sane, decent president would do about covid-19


Hold him in contempt and have him arrested. Jesus Christ...when is the House going to act like a co-equal branch of government? What a colossal joke to keep thinking harshly worded statements matter anymore?


Like I said the US Open was Trump’s hunting grounds. His VIP box was always full of ‘Miss Universe’ contestants & other young women. The seats in these boxes are in the stadium but the bathroom is inside so it’s a prime spot to accost in low light and unseen.


Of FBI agents, Barr says, "These people are agents of the attorney general ... whose agents do you think you are? I don't say this in a pompous way. But that is the chain of authority and legitimacy in the Department of Justice."

 Of FBI agents, Barr says, "These people are agents of the attorney general ... whose agents do you think you are? I don't say this in a pompous way. But that is the chain of authority and legitimacy in the Department of Justice."

The Top 1% of Americans Have Taken $50 Trillion From the Bottom 90%—And That's Made the U.S. Less Secure


FBI Director Wray testifies that foreign election interference this cycle is aimed "primarily to denigrate Vice President Biden, and what the Russians see as kind of an anti-Russian establishment."


Dan Coats served as the director of national intelligence from 2017 to 2019. Please read.


Facebook Needs Trump Even More Than Trump Needs Facebook: Employees fear Zuckerberg’s commitment to free speech is more about protecting the president than the company’s ideals. @business cover story from @sarahfrier and @KurtWagner8.


OANN is trying to cover up its past relationship with Andrii Derkach, an active Russian agent involved in Moscow's anti-Biden meddling. OANN gave him tons of free airtime and promoted his wacko conspiracy theories.


Barr helped Elliot Abrams walk free after the massacre at El Mozote. In case you’re unfamiliar US backed death squads slaughtered a village. They threw babies in the air and caught them on US-supplied bayonets. It was meant to intimidate. Barr was fine with it. @realDonaldTrump


NEW: Multiple times over the past year and a half, US intelligence warned that Andrii Derkach was among several foreigners involved in election interference. Treasury sanctioned him last week as a Russian “agent.”


26th accusation. Almost like there's a pattern... You're gross MAGA


US Open was one of Trump’s prime hunting grounds. I worked on the US Open opening/closing ceremonies (after this incident occurred) and believe this account. Trump would often have ‘Miss Universe’ in his VIP box as well. @realDonaldTrump


Donald Trump accused of sexual assault by former model Amy Dorris


Once you accept that climate change is making large parts of the U.S. nearly uninhabitable, the future looks like this: With time, the bottom half of the country grows inhospitable, dangerous and hot. Those who stay are disproportionately poor and elderly.


At one point in April, USPS leaders drafted a news release announcing plans to distribute 650 million masks nationwide, enough to offer five face coverings to every American household. It never happened. More from our exclusive reporting today on USPS


“Over and over, Trump plasters his pathological insecurity on marquee display.” @Slate⁩ review of #Rage by #BobWoodward


Analysis: Trump’s messy attempt to clean up unwelcome coronavirus vaccine news


#Minsk #Belarus Metro train driver greets passengers with honking. Everybody knows what is about. Nobody needs a word. Today is day 39 of Belarusian revolution. Video NEXTA


The EU’s top diplomat has announced the bloc doesn’t recognize Alexander Lukashenko as the president of Belarus


Bulatao has been Pompeo’s hatchet man, was like that at the agency and same now at State. Not a credible voice. And truly hilarious that the IG was removed due to employee satisfaction surveys. There has never been any sanction for poor results. Nice try.


"In contrast, encouraging herd immunity through unchecked community transmission is not a safe public health strategy. In fact, this approach would do the opposite, causing a significant increase in preventable cases, suffering and deaths..."


JUST IN: Multiple White House staff members have reportedly tested positive for #COVID19 less than 24 hours after President Donald #Trump visited #Philadelphia


Michael Steele: "I'm exhausted...There's only so much you can do. There's only so much you can say. The fact that we have to literally have to beg people to wear a mask to save their own dumbass from getting is beyond the imagination."


Folks - if you want Devin Nunes out of office, I need your help! We're just $273 away from our daily goal. If we don't hit it, we won't be able to tell voters about Devin's ridiculous lawsuits. Can you chip $10 to help us close the gap


WARNING. Green and Libertarian Parties will find their way to a ballot near you. This is concerning because Russian plant Jill Stein enabled Hillary to win Pennsylvania and probably turned the election in Trump’s favor. To those “I don’t like either one” yahoos don’t be an ass


Safety and ethics worries sidelined a "heat ray" for years. The feds asked about using it on protesters.


It's not hard to draw a direct line between an illegal contribution scheme and the way Louis DeJoy has been running the Postal Service.


"Before the changes, the Postal Service routinely delivered more than 90% of first-class mail on time... In crucial regions that could decide the election, on-time rates fell 20.4% in Northern Ohio; 19.1% in Detroit; and 17.9% in Central Pennsylvania."


Barr has asked prosecutors in DOJ’s civil rights division to explore whether they could bring criminal charges against Mayor Jenny Durkan of Seattle


Former Indiana GOP senator and Trump’s former director of national intelligence


Journalist Raquel Krähenbühl asked Mark Meadows about COVID-19 infections in the White House today, and he responded that he was not discussing that at this time


Federal officials looked into getting a heat ray that makes targets' skin feel like it's burning and amassed thousands of rounds of ammunition in preparation for a peaceful protest in June, according to House testimony from an Army National Guard major


New from Dan Coats in @nytopinion: Former DNI calls for bipartisan commission to monitor the vote and ensure electoral legitimacy. "We must firmly, unambiguously reassure all Americans that their vote will be counted, that it will matter."


Update: Rudy Giuliani told me to go to “you know where” and said that his loan — $150,000 to $350,000, which he would only qualify for if he proved financial need — was a “picayune” matter


“The report notes that Trump’s administration has reduced or eliminated measures that address wrongful convictions, such as shutting down an office focused on forensic science and limiting federal oversight of local police departments.”


Hey, remember when I warned you in my recent @TheAtlantic piece about Trump and Barr trying to turn the FBI into a private police force and DHS into the interior ministry - so we have to vote out the GOP entirely? Yeah, that.


Though dangerous, Barr is becoming increasingly absurd. When I was at DOJ - regardless of my ultimate authority - I saw the career staff as trusted colleagues, not pre-schoolers. To my friends at DOJ, know that this nation values and supports you. I do.


I'm sure it's a giant coincidence that some of the more Russia-friendly Trumpists have suddenly started ringing this very same bell.


We’ve lost nearly 200,000 Americans to COVID-19. It didn’t have to be this bad — but Donald Trump failed to do his job.


Praising his own virus response as deaths near 200,000, Trump says, "if you take the blue states out, we're at a level I don't think anybody in the world would be at."


“If you take the blue states out...” as COVID deaths go over 200,000 is as vile as anything Trump has ever said. He hates people. He hates America. Most of all he hates & denies what is happening to him w/ his dementia deterioration. Making people die is his revenge on the world.


Slavery = local governments requiring preventive measures during a pandemic Freedom = the attorney general overriding non-political professionals to protect the president's allies from confessed crimes and prosecute the president's opponents for imaginary ones.


Here’s Mike Pence saying “it’s always a good idea to wear a mask” on Fox News in front of a mask-less crowd that isn’t even distancing


When does Barr’s impeachment trial start?


You'll never see Ivanka or the Trump boys do any of this.


Listen up AG Barr. Tens of thousands of career prosecutor are not w/you because you’re corrupt, you’re perverting the mission & operations of the DOJ, you’re violating the very laws they are defending. A little self-awareness would go a long way. #Resign


Navalny likely poisoned through hotel water bottle in Russia, say supporters


Barr is attacking Michael Dreeben, detailed from the Solicitor General’s office to Mueller. Not an Obama person, the career deputy for the SG who handled criminal appeals in SCOTUS. I worked with him for well over a decade, pre-Obama, & couldn’t tell you what his politics are.


Woodward: ‘No guidance from the president’ on coronavirus pandemic


Woodward: ‘Trump is the wrong man for the job’