Day 290 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
Dem lawmaker calls on Pompeo to stop Trump from ending export restrictions on 3-D gun-printing software hill.cm/BHq7R4j
Young voters are flocking to register to vote in key battleground states in the wake of the February school shooting at a Parkland, Fla. high school, according to a new analysis from Democratic data firm TargetSmart. nbcnews.com/card/young-vot…
In a previously undisclosed action, Bill Shine was subpoenaed last year by a federal grand jury in New York as part of a criminal investigation into Fox News's handling of sexual harassment complaints, according to a document viewed by NYT.
Ex-White House stenographer says that Trump strongly disliked having his words recorded.
"If he's really the victim of so much inaccurate reporting, why is he so averse to having the facts recorded and transcribed?"
Mark Warner: "If the translator can testify or present their version of what's happened, I think we need to get that, because this is such an extraordinary case ... we need a read-out from Mike Pompeo, from Jon Huntsman, from other members of Trump's team." @Morning_Joe
Leon Panetta: "There's not much question in my mind that the Russians would have a recording of that meeting. They had plenty of time to wire that room, the Finns probably could have wired it. We don't know exactly whether or not our intel people wired that room as well."
Trump and Putin discussed a possible referendum in eastern Ukraine during their summit meeting this week, Russia's ambassador to U.S. says. apne.ws/sh6EFB4
Days after Helsinki, it’s like the US government has disappeared. Russians brief on summit ‘agreements’ with Trump. What happened to SecState Pompeo, NSA Bolton? Are there deals or not? Where are the briefings about what happened?
Sec. Pompeo on possible meeting between Trump and Putin in Washington, D.C.: "I think this makes enormous sense and I'm very hopeful that that meeting will take place this fall"
Eric Swalwell on CNN: "[Putin] shouldn't be in our country. Frankly, he attacked our country. Most Americans, when they have their home broken into, they upgrade their security system. They don't invite the burglar for dinner."
Less than four months before the midterm elections, most states' election offices have failed to fix their most glaring security weaknesses, according to POLITICO. Few are planning to use federal funds to make major election upgrades.
Bob Menendez announces that he's putting together a package to increase sanctions on Russia's energy and cyber sectors, "increase pressure on Russia's oligarchs and those closest to Putin," and target Russia's sovereign debt.
Trump's performance this week has sent West Wing morale to its lowest level since Charlottesville.
"People are just depressed," said one Republican. Many staffers are 'very seriously' considering accelerating their timetable to leave.
The implications of the NRA-Russia investigation may be greater for the Republican Party in the short and long term than the Mueller investigation into the Trump campaign.
House Democrats are moving today to force Republicans to hold a hearing on a measure that would prevent Trump from unilaterally removing Robert Mueller.
A Russian firm indicted in the Mueller probe is citing a decision by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to argue that the charge against it should be dismissed.
Cory Booker wants Brett Kavanaugh to pledge to recuse himself from "any case that pertains to [Mueller's] investigation or that otherwise may immediately impact the President and his associates as it relates to the ongoing criminal investigation." yahoo.com/news/booker-as…
Kristin Davis, the Manhattan Madam who went to prison and was connected to Eliot Spitzer, has reportedly been subpoenaed by Robert Mueller, according to TMZ.
Davis worked for former Trump aide Roger Stone for a decade.
Michael Cohen secretly recorded a conversation with Trump two months before the presidential election in which they discussed payments to Playboy model Karen McDougal, who said she had an affair with Trump, NYT reports.
The FBI has the recording.
A source familiar with the recording said that, in fact, it was Trump who raised the idea of paying McDougal with cash.
The source also said that it was Cohen who told Trump they would use a check to pay her if they ended up making such a payment.
Rudy Giuliani confirmed to NYT that Trump had discussed the payments with Michael Cohen on the tape but said the payment was ultimately never made. He said the recording was less than two minutes.
WSJ reports that Michael Cohen taped that Playboy model payment conversation "in person" with Trump.
The recording of the conversation cut off before the conversation ended, sources tell WSJ.
Giuliani now tells NYT that Trump and Michael Cohen had actually discussed buying the rights to Karen McDougal’s story from the Enquirer, a move that would have effectively reimbursed the newspaper for its payments to her. nytimes.com/2018/07/20/us/…
Flashback: When WSJ revealed the existence of the National Enquirer payment to McDougal days before the election, Hope Hicks, said, "We have no knowledge of any of this."
Just one of those "white lies".
Michael Avenatti tells @MSNBC that "there are multiple [Michael Cohen] audio recordings. And our position is that they should be released immediately. So again, the American people can decide what the next steps are, period."
Michael Cohen's interview with ABC— where he said, "I put family and country first" — got Trump's attention, NYT reports. Trump asked people if they thought Cohen was trying to send a message, either to him or the Justice Department.
Trump likes to talk about tapes. Last Friday at news conf with PM May, he bragged that a recording of his interview with the Sun would somehow show the tabloid had misquoted him.
Trump refuses to take questions from reporters after bombshell report on Cohen recordings. hill.cm/VBl7MZ9
It’s not just that there are tapes.
It’s that Trump’s own defense team broke the news that there are tapes.
Looks like an attempt to distract us.
WaPo front page: Trade restrictions aimed at preventing U.S. jobs from heading to Mexico and elsewhere have instead hampered a Mexican company’s multimillion-dollar effort to create jobs in the U.S. — an unintended consequence of Trump’s trade war. washingtonpost.com/business/econo…
Trump's threat to impose punitive tariffs on imported vehicles and auto parts will cost American consumers $83 billion, warned representatives from the auto industry at a Congressional hearing.
Civil rights groups are taking out full-page ads against Brett Kavanaugh this weekend. Targeted at senators in 4 states: Alaska, Maine, Nevada, Colorado. huffingtonpost.com/entry/human-ri…
Six states and New York City are suing the federal government, joining other cities and states who say the Trump admin is trying to unlawfully force "sanctuary" communities to engage in federal immigration enforcement if they want anti-crime funds.
‘This is it for you. You’re fu**ed.’: Inside ICE’s abuse of migrant kids at a frigid old Walmart bit.ly/2NrzNHC
It took just minutes to separate children at the border. Now, it's taking the US days or weeks to reunite them -- in part, b/c the govt database used to track migrant kids had no field to note if they'd come alone, or been separated from a parent.
José was reunited with his 3-year-old son after they were separated at the border. He says the boy isn't the same.
"He just kept looking at me, crying. He wouldn’t talk to me," the Honduran father said, adding he believed his son felt abandoned.
A 15-month old baby who was separated from his father at the Texas border 5 months ago is back with his family in Honduras.
While in U.S. custody, he took his first steps, spoke his first words & had his first birthday. His parents missed it all.
Per 3 sources briefed on matter, Don Jr’s girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle expected to leave Fox News to take role with pro-Trump super PAC America First, sources tell ABC.
You can smell the desperation in this tweet
Activists push for "Trump Baby" blimp to stop in DC during Trump's military parade hill.cm/mrCuQq8
Pro-Trump high school wrestler loses scholarship after yelling anti-gay slur at protest hill.cm/1FgiQ0i
DC group backs petition to revoke Trump Hotel's liquor license based on Trump's lack of "good moral character" hill.cm/V2AaUMp
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