Thursday, December 3, 2020

In the Relief Bill, REPUBLICAN SENATORS want IMMUNITY FROM LAWSUITS to go along with trump's "Presidential Pardons"


The Florida Department of Health ordered its county-level spokespeople in September to stop talking about COVID-19 until after Election Day on Nov. 3, according to an investigation by the Sun-Sentinel


BREAKING: a trump ally and aide to Stephen Miller was installed in the DoJ a few months ago and has now been BANNED from the building for trying to exfiltrate election intelligence and case information to the White House.


The White House liaison has been banned from Justice Department after trying to pressure staffers for sensitive information about election fraud and other matters so she could relay it to the White House, three people familiar with the matter tell AP.


Ivanka called the investigation, which alleges that more than $1 million was misused, a “politically motivated demonstration of vindictiveness,” as well as a “waste of taxpayer dollars”


NEW: Wisconsin high court refuses to hear Pres. Donald Trump’s lawsuit attempting to overturn his loss to President-Elect Joe Biden in the battleground state, saying the case must first wind its way through lower courts


.This is batty. Americans are in dire need of food and paychecks. More people died yesterday from #COVID19 than any day since. We have work to do. Yet, @HouseGOP just motioned to adjourn Congress. What the hell are they doing


Dr. Fauci says he's staying on in the new Biden administration.


A reminder that Ivanka was on the board of the Trump Foundation, which was dissolved a year ago and required to pay $2m in damages for misusing and misappropriating charitable funds. She and the other Traitor Tots had to take remedial financial training. Salt grain, etc


Should people who recovered from Covid get vaccinated?


California wildfires erupt amid strong Santa Ana winds, threat could last into next week


Couple Boarded Flight After Testing Positive for COVID-19. Now They Face Jail Time.


Analysis: The most petulant 46 minutes in American history


Sen. Ron Wyden is expanding his investigation into possible corruption of the Trump admin's Turkey policies. Following Trump's pardon of Michael Flynn, Wyden is now probing efforts to investigate, and possibly extradite Erdoğan critic Fethullah Gülen.


Trump Has Put Jared Kushner in Charge of Pardons, Says Report


Why aren’t we referring to this video as “Propaganda?”


Mitch will starve all help for Americans if Georgia votes in Loeffler & Perdue. With control, he'll blame Biden just as he did Obama during the great recession. Tears for his lackey, retiring Alexander, but none for the people. Blocked relief for 6 mnths+


Our latest piece on who's REALLY on the ballot in Georgia...and the stakes


Biden team weighs North Korea policy as the era of Trump's 'love' letters with Kim ends


Mitch McConnell actually cried today. Lawrence was not moved.


Rep. Katie Porter: ‘Gravely concerned’ Mnuchin & Powell split on economic relief


Giscard d’Estaing’s office said he passed away in his family home in central France after contracting COVID-19.


The regime started a criminal trial today against Swiss-Belarusian dual citizen Natallia Hersche for participating in the Women's Rally this September. We ask the intern. community to stand with Belarusians in our demand to release all polit. prisoners.


The lengthy piece of legislation passed in Massachusetts limits the grounds for law enforcement use of tear gas and rubber pellets during protests, and bans chokeholds and carotid restraints. It is unclear whether the governor will sign the bill into law


A huge group of people gathered outside the Staten Island bar – in the middle of a COVID hot zone – that was shut down last night by police for violating pandemic safety rules. Many could be seen carrying the American flag.


God help us: 2,670+ dead in one day


Analysis: As Trump ignores America's slide into a tragic winter, three of his predecessors are offering to bare their arms on camera to build confidence in vaccines that could end the pandemic. That is what leadership looks like, writes


Georgia’s Senate runoff elections could be pivotal for the future of the $17 billion U.S. cannabis industry


It wasn't just Ivanka: Others deposed in the Trump inaugural committee lawsuit include Tom Barrack, a major Trump donor and the chairman of the inaugural committee, and Mickael Damelincourt, the managing director of Trump International Hotel in Washington.


BREAKING: Ivanka Trump was deposed Tuesday by the DC AG's office as part of its lawsuit alleging that the Trump Org and Presidential Inaugural Committee abused >$1 million by "grossly overpaying" for use of event space at the Trump hotel in Washington


While charges against Robert Kraft were dismissed, an immigrant masseuse accused of giving him a handjob has to pay $31,573 and spend a year on probation

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To gather or not to gather at church? During the 1918 influenza pandemic that ultimately killed 50 million to 100 million people, different answers to that same question resulted in either collective well-being or widespread, devastating loss.


"Not only have they not been helping but they have been withholding this data forever."


#UPDATE Israel's precarious coalition government took a first step towards collapse, as lawmakers gave preliminary approval to a bill dissolving parliament, raising the risk of a fourth election inside two years


I would like to thank 🇨🇿 Czech Republic MFA @TPetricek for the strong statement on co-organization of the Ice Hockey World Championship in #Belarus. The world community should not legitimize Lukashenka's regime because Belarusians suffer from state terror.


JUST IN: Hong Kong pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai denied bail, remanded in custody over alleged fraud


National security judge assigned to Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Tam Tak-chi’s sedition case


Agnes Chow, 23, a prominent Hong Kong democracy activist, was jailed for 10 months on charges related to unlawful assembly. @mhannahrevell explains what we know about the activist


Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow, Ivan Lam are sent to prison over Hong Kong democracy protests


The sentencing of @joshuawongcf @chowtingagnes & Ivan Lam are an escalation of the Chinese govt's crackdown designed to target, intimidate & silence the #HongKong people. Hong Kong’s rule of law has been left in shambles & pro-democracy activists should be released immediately.


"Mr. Biden, Keep the Pressure on Hong Kong"


Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam: Actually, Despite What I Said Before, Bribing People In My Position *Should* Be Legal


Opinion: Joe Biden has to move fast


One of Rudy Giuliani’s witnesses just said she thinks “all Chinese look alike” while making the argument for a voter ID requirement in Michigan


"They were not allowed to be present. In fact, they were not even allowed in the same room. They were thrown out of the building. And they looked from outside in. But they had no way of even seeing because there were no windows. And the windows that were there were boarded up."


If we stay more than six feet away from others and wear masks while in public indoor spaces, we wouldn’t have to do these draconian and quite frankly very concerning and economically disastrous lockdowns. Japan, China, and Korea aren’t locking down because everyone wears masks.


#JoshuaWong 13.5m in jail - via lawyers, “it’s not the end of the fight. Ahead of us is another challenging battleground. We’re now joining the battle in prison along with many brave protestors, less visible yet essential in the fight for democracy and freedom for HK.


“It’s important we never forget who the deniers were” — as it took the folks at Fox & Friends 10 months and 270,000 dead Americans to realize that masks work in combating Coronavirus. Brian Williams for the win...


"We unequivocally support these legitimate demands of the Belarusian people", said @davidmcallister during the session of @EP_ForeignAff. We need 🇪🇺 united response. Only with the help of international partners #Belarus can become a free & democratic country.


she’s so fucked up even rudy is trying to calm her down


Retweet if you think it’s disgusting that Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue support and welcome QAnon terrorists into the state of Georgia!#StopTeamQ


The U.S. banned imports of cotton products from China's Xinjiang region, saying evidence suggests the products are made with the forced labor of Uighurs


Trump’s star witness is Myrtle Beach drunk.


Ivanka Trump was deposed Tuesday in DC attorney general's inauguration lawsuit


Senator David Perdue’s stock trading accounts for nearly a third of all Senate trades reported in the past six years, equal to more than the next 5 highest senators combined. And he directed some of them


We’re living in a deadly insane asylum run by a criminal inmate. And although he’s been rejected by over 80,000,000 of us, he continues to throw his feces at the walls of our Democracy. President Biden will need all of US to help clean up his mess.


Scoop: Pompeo and his wife are hosting multiple holiday parties (one on the 8th floor of the State Dept with more than 900 invitees & food & drinks). At the same time, Pompeo’s subordinates are warned against meetings for “non-mission critical events.”


HOLY SMOKES. Sen Perdue’s broker bought Pfizer stock in Feb even when Pfizer warned of *bad outlook*. Then he bought more. Perdue basically traded OPPOSITE of Pfizer public warnings! Then Pfizer announced #COVID19 vaccine plans soon after—coincidence?


Florida Republicans caught planning to vote illegally in Georgia


Every time he said he didn't direct his own stock trades, he was lying.


Later — not now, not soon — it will become apparent that allowing this POTUS — moribund, diminishing, corrosive — to remain in office during this crisis — spewing out lies, poisoning minds, piling bodies — was the greatest dereliction of duty in the history of our government. /1


Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton are volunteering to get their Covid-19 vaccines on camera to promote public confidence in the vaccine's safety once the FDA authorizes one


Shoutout to everyone who said Biden was fear-mongering about a dark winter. We just had our worst death day since the pandemic started, and over 100,000 Americans are in hospitals that are overflowing because of COVID. This was all avoidable.


Florida attorney under investigation for registering to vote in Georgia, encouraging others to do the same


On the day that the U.S. recorded it's highest ever total of coronavirus deaths in a single day, Donald Trump recorded a 46-minute Facebook rant so that he could lie about an election that he lost by 7 million votes.


25 former presidents of the D.C. Bar: Lawyers shouldn't be complicit in Trump's attacks on democracy "No lawyer may seek, on behalf of any client, to subvert democratic institutions or burden the courts with claims that the lawyer knows are frivolous."