Day 281 since the deadliest mass shooting on U.S soil in Las Vegas that killed 58, injured 546 and Congress has taken NO action to prevent future mass shootings. #NeverForget
Bill Shine's production of the Kavanaugh announcement was timed to boost Sean Hannity’s show, a source close to Hannity tells Vanity Fair.
"Everyone at the White House knew this was about Sean’s ratings."
Bill Shine's wife Darla had a radio show where she said women in the military should expect sexual harassment, sunscreen was "a hoax," vaccines cause autism, and claimed the flu pandemic should be a government conspiracy.
Mark Warner wants DNI Coats to answer whether Trump's upbeat statements about North Korea's willingness to give up nuclear weapons are actually consistent with the judgments of U.S. intel agencies, according to a letter obtained by NBC News. nbcnews.com/news/us-news/w…
Should be remembered: Immigrant toddlers remain in holding facilities, away from their relatives, as federal officials missed the court-ordered deadline to reunite dozens of youngsters forcibly separated from their families at the border.
Elijah Cummings: "I think nobody really knows where all these children are and where their parents are. And the reason for that, Joe, is because it was never an intention from the very beginning to reunite these children with their parents." @Morning_Joe
As migrant families are reunited, some children don't recognize their parents.
"He didn’t recognize me," said Mirce Alba Lopez, 31, of her 3-year-old son, Ederson, her eyes welling up with tears. "My joy turned temporarily to sadness." nytimes.com/2018/07/10/us/…
Trump Health secretary: Our treatment of migrant kids is "one of the great acts of American generosity"
Are you kidding me?!?
WATCH: Pence heckled over Trump immigration policy during speech: "Where are the children?" hill.cm/k4TTTp7
The Trump admin is seeking to revoke the citizenship of some who committed minor crimes before they became citizens — a drastic measure historically reserved for “the likes of war criminals, child rapists and terrorist funders.
The government now says it will release hundreds of migrant families wearing ankle bracelet monitors into the U.S., effectively returning to the “catch and release” policy that Trump promised to eliminate.
Quite interesting to watch John Kelly's face in the background as Trump says that "Germany is totally controlled by Russia." (via ABC).
Sarah Sanders says John Kelly looked "displeased" during the NATO summit because "he was expecting a full breakfast and there were only pastries and cheese."
Sarah Sanders: Team Trump in Brussels, Belgium for #NATOSummit.
"Team Trump" instead of, oh..."Team America"
Trump said that Germany gets 60-70% of its energy from Russia. The real figure, according to the Germans, is 9%.
Angela Merkel: "I've experienced myself a part of Germany controlled by the Soviet Union, and I’m very happy today that we are united in freedom & can thus say that we can determine our own policies and make our own decisions and that’s very good." apnews.com/5d9af207650e42…
BRUSSELS (AP) — White House: Trump suggests NATO allies commit to spending 4 percent of GDP on defense; current goal is 2 percent.
Ex-U.S. Amb. to NATO Nicholas Burns: "Frankly, it's just infuriating to watch this happen. You cannot imagine any American president all the way back 75 years deciding to become the critic in chief of NATO." @Morning_Joe
John Kerry: "What was on display in Brussels today was not the behavior of a strong, principled, and wise leader. Enough. This isn't good for the U.S. and there are people across the aisle — as the Senate vote yesterday clearly showed — who know it & need to say it."
"It's so upsetting to see that Putin, whose goal is to divide the West ... has an American president doing his work for him," Sen. Bob Menendez said. "Putin made a great investment in the 2016 elections and it's paying off for him in Brussels." nbcnews.com/politics/white…
Richard Blumenthal: "Germany has stood by our side, given lives and sacrificed resources ... this kind of reference is absolutely despicable. It's a disgrace to our country. Trump owes the people of the world and especially America an apology."
Trump's barrage of acidic rhetoric at the NATO summit was "beyond belief," reeling diplomats say cnn.it/2zvUvnN
"I expected bad & kept telling people to expect bad, but it's still surreal to see," one current NATO official told Daily Beast. "Everyone is in disbelief, worried [NATO's] credibility is shot, bracing for what comes out of the private sessions." thedailybeast.com/anger-and-disg…
Merkel, May, Macron and Trudeau, all walked ahead on their way into the NATO summit family photo this afternoon.
Trump walked in with Erdogan.
Flashback: Reagan to NATO in 1988: "Our first priority is to maintain a strong and healthy partnership between North America and Europe, for this is the foundation on which the cause of freedom so crucially depends.''
Ryan refuses to criticize Trump over attacks on US allies: "We should not be criticizing our president while he’s overseas"
What dirt does Trump have on him?
Judge denies Manafort request to not be moved.
"The professionals at the Alexandria Detention Center are very familiar with housing high-profile defendants including foreign and domestic terrorists, spies and traitors."
Mueller has filed another request for 100 blank subpoenas in the Eastern District of Virginia, where Manafort is facing trial for bank and fraud charges. washingtonexaminer.com/news/robert-mu…
Know who else defied a House-issued subpoena? Steve Bannon.
In fact, it was the White House that ordered him to defy it...
Brett Kavanaugh incurred tens of thousands of dollars of credit card debt buying baseball tickets over the past decade and at times reported liabilities that could have exceeded the value of his cash accounts and investment assets, WaPo reports.
“In the one-page document, which was obtained by POLITICO, the White House wrote [to corporate interests] that Kavanaugh has overruled federal regulators 75 times on cases involving clean air, consumer protections, net neutrality and other issues.”
In unusual move, Rosenstein asks federal prosecutors to review Kavanaugh documents: report
Des Moines Register headline last month: "China tariffs on U.S. soybeans could cost Iowa farmers up to $624 million." dmreg.co/2LZmxJU
Ivanka Trump’s Chinese-made products have been spared from her father’s new round of tariffs, which affect $34 billion worth of Chinese goods. huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-ch…
GOP Congressman Vern Buchanan BOUGHT HIMSELF A YACHT on the same day he voted for the TrumpTax - from which he got a $2.1 million tax break.
An 8th former wrestler comes forward, alleging that Jim Jordan was aware of sexual abuse by the OSU wrestling team's doctor because he personally told Jordan about the abuse.
"He's sitting here and directly lying," the wrestler said.
Now Jim Jordan attacks the process of news reporting.
House Speaker Paul Ryan says the House Ethics Committee would not look at wrestlers' claims against Rep. Jim Jordan because the alleged events occurred before he was in office.
What about Al Franken?
Poll shows Americans see Obama as the best president of their lifetime, and it isn't close nymag.com/daily/intellig…
In case you missed yesterday's thread:
Trump tweets about the “witch hunt”
May 2017: 3 times
June 2017: 5 times
July 2017: 6 times
Oct 2017: 1 time
Dec 2017: 2 times
Jan 2018: 1 time
Feb 2018: 3 times
March 2018: 2 times
April 2018: 9 times
May 2018: 20 times
June 2018: 26 times
July 2018: 6 times
A four star Marine General, who led US troops north from Baghdad in 2003, couldn’t conceal his displeasure with pastry, the White House wants the world to know.
DHS is fully implementing Sessions’ asylum decision at the border, a move that could immediately turn away thousands of migrants: cnn.com/2018/07/11/pol…
4 star trolling...
NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg quipped after his combative breakfast with Trump that he had "eggs and toast and orange juice and some good fruit salad – and it was paid for by the United States." usatoday.com/story/news/pol…
CREW: Mike Pence’s chief of staff may have helped funnel money from anonymous donors--some of whom may have been legally barred from donating--to elect former Gov. Eric Greitens.
A Russian internet company with links to the Kremlin was among the firms to which Facebook gave an extension which allowed them to collect data on unknowing users after a policy change supposedly stopped such collection. money.cnn.com/2018/07/10/tec…