Monday, November 9, 2020

They’ve even gone too far for Fox News.


Fox News just cut away from @PressSec , saying the network could not in good conscience continue to air her false claims, for which she has provided no supporting evidence.


BREAKING NBC: Lawyers can't find the parents of 666 migrant kids, a higher number than previously reported. Lawyers ordered to find migrant families separated by the Trump admin had said they couldn't find parents for 545 kids. Now they say it's 666


CNN's @jaketapper reports that a senior administration official says Defense Secy. Mark Esper, whom Pres. Trump just fired via tweet, is worried that the President will fire FBI Director Christopher Wray and CIA Director Gina Haspel next.


Bill Barr is here. Leaving the Capitol after a meeting w ⁦@senatemajldr⁩


McConnell acknowledges that the election led victories to GOP senators and House members. But for presidential race, he says "no states have yet certified their election results" and Pres. Trump is "100% within his rights" to weigh legal options. He makes no mention of Joe Biden

Punk ass 

Based on my convos with Rs over wknd, most everything McConnell does from here on isn't about January 20th (inauguration day & working with Biden) but January 5th (the Georgia run-off elections). To win the latter, Rs believe the base must be stoked, esp in a fast-changing state.


WOW -- The Trump campaign challenges the legitimacy of members of the U.S. military voting in Nevada when they've been temporarily transferred from Nevada for military work elsewhere. It accuses them of "criminal voter fraud."


Scoop: President Trump's friend Roger Stone catches another break. Three months after the president commuted Stone's prison sentence, the IRS erased a $1,000,000+ lien for unpaid federal income taxes


This is how much trouble Republicans are in


"A person may not be appointed as Secretary of Defense within 7 years after relief from active duty as a commissioned officer of a regular component of an armed force." 10 USC 113 "Miller served in the military 1983-2014. He was commissioned in 1987."


BREAKING: Trump outside adviser David Bossie tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday, sources tell me.


Trump fires Defense Secretary Mark Esper (in a tweet)


In 72 days, @realDonaldTrump will be escorted out of the White House. The only reason for @POTUS to fire Secretary of Defense Esper with such a short amount of time left is because Trump is a small, vindictive, sore loser


Trump appeal of case dismissed for "inadmissible hearsay" not off to a great start


Ossoff challenges Perdue to 3 debates in Senate runoff


@ABC News SPECIAL REPORT: President-elect Joe Biden discusses his and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' transition COVID-19 advisory board.


The Trump campaign's lawyer tried to appeal a case a judge dismissed for being based upon "inadmissible hearsay within hearsay," but the filing was defective, per this screenshot by the DNC's counsel.


Today’s ⁦@thetimes⁩ cartoon


this is what he does when he loses


The hostile foreign power who actively tried to help @realdonaldtrump’s re-election by sowing division responds to Biden’s election by sowing more division. @KremlinRussia_E may be bargaining his relationship with our next President and our nation can’t get worse. He’s wrong.


BREAKING: HUD Secretary Ben Carson tested positive for #COVID19 Monday morning. He attended the WH election night party that WH chief of staff Mark Meadows also attended *without a mask* even though also COVID positive.


Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, a Republican, said Monday his office has not seen any evidence of widespread voter fraud or irregularities in his state as Trump continues to claim there was mass fraud


The only real crisis for these 🤡🤡 is not knowing where the next bag of free money is coming from


Ben Carson has tested positive for COVID-19.


Russia gloated over U.S. election disarray. Now, it faces Biden’s tougher line.


Anger, desperation in Russia as Biden wins election: “WHAT IS THE WORLD COMING TO?”


Confirming @kaitlancollins reporting: President Trump's top campaign officials have called an all staff meeting. Campaign manager Bill Stepien & his deputy Justin Clark say Trump is "still in this fight" & not backing down even though Joe Biden has been declared President-elect.


Man featured at Giuliani press conference is a convicted sex offender


This is not authentic letter from GSA


Teens, comedians and pranksters spam Trump’s voter fraud hotline


The election was not close. Biden has won the electoral college with ease, the popular vote by millions. Trump won't concede because it is politically, commercially, and psychologically useful for him, and for the Republican party, to pretend otherwise.


‼️The 1st man Giuliani called to the podium at the event—held between a sex shop and a crematorium—was in PRISON in the 1990s "on charges of sexual assault, lewdness and endangering the welfare of a minor for exposing himself to 2 girls ages 7 and 11."


Misinformed through social media, Trump supporters take to the streets to challenge election result


Overall, I am very encouraged by these early results of @Pfizer’s vaccine that come from a review by an INDEPENDENT panel of experts. Before I receive a #coronavirus vaccine, the data need to be published in a peer-reviewed medical journal, so I can evaluate for myself


The Trump campaign has been aggressively soliciting donations to help pay for court challenges to the election results, but the emails include a disclaimer noting that 60% of the money will go to the campaign to pay down debts from the general election.


BREAKING: Great news! @Pfizer says an early analysis of its #coronavirus vaccine trial by independent experts found the vaccine to be >90% effective in preventing #COVID19 in previously uninfected healthy people. No serious safety concerns were observed


BREAKING: Japanese parliament holds hearing to discuss a proposal for a Japanese Magnitsky Act. Thank you @ShioriYamao for your leadership


Not nearly enough attention has been paid to the amazing quantities of disinformation circulating among US Hispanics, in Spanish, both before the election and now


“‘No agency head is going to get out in front of the president on transition issues right now,’” said one senior administration official...The official predicted that agency heads will be told not to talk to the Biden team.”


"In case after case after case, the Trump campaign is acting like the lawyers for the Democrats, proving that this was a fair election after all," writes @jaymichaelson


Pfizer says early analysis shows its Covid-19 vaccine is 90% effective


Here’s President-Elect Joe Biden: Official Transition Website


The same day Biden plans to announce his covid task force...


Georgia Voters Can Put an End to Mitch McConnell’s Grim Reaping


The final implosion of Trump’s Fox News propagandists


BREAKING: Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine prevented more than 90% of infections in a study of tens of thousands of volunteers


Biden COVID task force brings on the BARDA whistleblower who says Trump ignored the urgent early warnings about COVID


Arkansas police chief resigns after demanding ‘death’ for Democrats: "Leave no survivors"


After three or four minutes of pushing lies about voter fraud to feed rumor mills & coddle the president, Fox & Friends innocently says "we're all saying if there was [fraud] show us the evidence and we will investigate that"


Turkish lira rebounds after Erdogan’s son-in-law quits finance ministry


China intends to oust at least four pro-democracy lawmakers from Hong Kong’s elected legislature, HK01 reports


Election Results 2020: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver


I had a good meeting with Sviatlana @Tsihanouskaya last week in Vienna. Solidarity to the Belarus opposition and all the people who are still protesting every week. We will not look away. #StandWithBelarus


Officials shut down public transportation and ordered evacuations as Florida braced for more impacts from Tropical Storm Eta, which has already brought heavy rains and flooded city streets in the state.


Russia and China silence speaks volumes as leaders congratulate Biden


China says it has taken note of Biden’s declaration of victory in the U.S. presidential election but is holding off on sending congratulatory messages. China has had a fractious relationship with Trump highlighted by friction in trade.


"I can tell him from experience: It’s not a place you want to accidentally end up," says


“Few countries are likely to benefit more from a Joe Biden presidency than Ukraine. Biden knows Ukraine very well...He is committed both to its defense against Russia and to the country’s domestic reforms.”


JUST IN: Global equities jump to a record high amid optimism about the outlook for risk assets during a Joe Biden presidency


The U.S. reported about 1 million cases in the past 10 days, the highest rate of infections since the pandemic began.


1/ To safeguard the city’s human rights and liberty, Hongkongers hope the new US administration can continue standing with HK and safeguarding our democratic values because supporting HK against suppressions is not a matter of left or right, but a matter of right or wrong.


Trump is racing to raise money for an “official election defense fund.” But the fine print on the solicitations tells a different story: Half—or more—of any contribution will be used to pay down debt from his re-election campaign


Swalwell calls for creation of presidential crimes commission to investigate Trump when he leaves office


Evidence of PPP Fraud Mounts, Officials Say


“The early signs indicate that Mr. Putin is preparing for a deeply adversarial relationship with America’s next president.”


“The American people can have confidence that this election was fundamentally fair, its integrity will be upheld, and its outcome is clear,” former President George W. Bush said in a statement


Small d democrats around the world need to be doing more to be helping these small d democrats in #Belarus.


“It was all a sham. I felt terrible, terrible. I knew I was lying. I knew I was doing something wrong." Two census takers tell The @AP that supervisors pressured them to enter false information into a computer system about homes they had not visited.


Biden’s winning margin is going to be a lot bigger than it looked on election night. He will likely win 306 electoral college votes and nearly 82 million popular votes — the largest number ever cast for a president in our history.


Trump and Giuliani accidentally booking the Four Seasons Total Landscaping parking lot between a dildo store and a crematorium for a press conference instead of the Four Seasons Hotel, is one of those things I’ll just randomly think of and laugh at for the rest of my life.


A sample of Monday Blue in HK - activist arrested for assisting Tony Chung - reporter charged of resisting police - DOJ sought appeal against 7 ppl acquitted of rioting - Court approved DOJ’s prevention of private prosecution - Beijing rumoured mulling over more DQs


If I get this right, Trump is engaged in an epic battle for the very fabric of our democracy against unjust evil forces destroying our electoral process to steal the election from him and at this pivotal moment in our nations history he had time to go golfing for the last 2 days?


Russia has yet to congratulate President-Elect Biden. What‘s wrong, Vlad; is your cheek still sore? @RusEmbUSA


Trump's appointee to the General Services Administration, Emily Murphy, spent hours today refusing to sign the papers that would release funds for the presidential transition. Following public outrage, she finally caved and moved forward with the process this evening.


BREAKING: Utah Governor Herbert issues state of emergency: 1. Mask mandate 2. Prohibit social gatherings with those outside of household for 2 weeks. 3. Sports, after school activity canceled for two weeks except championship games 4. Expansion of COVID testing


Republican City Commissioner Schmidt, by all accounts an eminently decent, professional, and serious man, trying to understand why leaders of his party are lying about the work being done in Philly.


BREAKING—El Paso #COVID19 deaths surging so fast, they now need **10** mobile morgues to store deceased bodies, up from 4 last week. 4 new mobile morgues will goto funeral homes directly. El Paso judge also extending shutdown until hospitals recover


Postmaster General Louis DeJoy may be held in contempt for the failure of the U.S. Postal Service to comply with a federal judge's Election Day order.


Emily Webster Murphy is a government official who currently serves as the Administrator of the General Services Administration. @GSAEmily It would appear that she or her subordinate is the one blocking the transition paperwork


Trump is racing to raise money for an “official election defense fund.” But the fine print on the solicitations tells a different story: Half—or more—of any contribution will be used to pay down debt from his re-election campaign.