Hey remember this fake scandal?
Turns out it wasn’t Obama who was bugging Trump — it was Trump’s own lawyer.
Rep. Nunes says Americans "will be shocked" when they see the blacked-out parts of the Carter Page FISA application.
But as of the end of last week, he still hadn't seen them himself, despite multiple offers from DOJ to show him.
Day 299 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
The number of homicides committed using guns has gone up by nearly 1/3 nationwide in recent years, according to new data from the CDC. nbcnews.to/2NMUCxs
THIS IS NUTS: Trump admin is allowing anyone with a 3D printer—including felons, terrorists, and the mentally ill—to make an untraceable plastic gun.
Untraceable. Plastic. Gun.
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The spectacular dunes system picked by Trump for his golf resort in Aberdeenshire has been "partially destroyed" as a result of the course's construction, documents released under FOIA have revealed.
Trump calls for a government shutdown six weeks before the midterm elections if Democrats don’t fund his wall and immigration restrictions.
If the government shuts down it's because Trump decided to shut it down until the American people pay billions for a wall he promised Mexico would pay for
Martha Raddatz: "I am proud to have gained the hard-won respect of so many of those I have met ... But as I listen to the vitriol aimed at the press by [Trump], I worry that those days of mutual respect will disappear for the next generation."
A.G. Sulzberger raised concern w Trump re his use of “enemy of the people” to describe press & told him newspapers had begun posting armed guards due to a rise in threats. His response? Surprise that we didn’t already have armed security.
"Mr. Trump expressed pride in popularizing the phrase 'fake news,' and said other countries had begun banning it...
Mr. Sulzberger responded that those countries were dictatorships."
If you compare the language in this tweet to the publisher's account about what he told Trump, then Trump apparently was not listening to Sulzberger's message.
The “enemy of the people” is now “selling out our country” as well
TODAY: Trump blasts press for revealing internal government deliberations; says puts many lives at risk.
MARCH 2017: Trump reportedly revealed details of a classified, highly sensitive, Israeli intel operation to 2 high-ranking Russian officials.
Story on Trump's escalating feud with the news media.
In Twitter tirade, POTUS calls journalists "very unpatriotic" and accuses them of endangering lives, after NYT publisher reveals he warned Trump his dangerous rhetoric could lead to violence.
Rudy Giuliani says that federal investigators have 183 "unique conversations" recorded by Michael Cohen, claims "There are 12 others, maybe 11 or 12 others out of the 183, in which the president is discussed at any length by Cohen."
@jonathanvswan on Michael Cohen: I often see it stated as fact that Cohen knows where every body is buried, actually he doesn’t. He knows where like maybe like 20 bodies are buried, but there’s probably, however many more.
20 bodies is a lot.
If old tweets are the benchmark for credibility, then Trump has ZERO credibility.
Accused Russian sleeper agent Mariia Butina met in January with the head of a Russian government-affiliated cultural center that authorities have long suspected of being a front for recruiting young American spies. politico.com/story/2018/07/…
Ex-federal prosecutors: "The president could be liable for conspiracy based on what he discussed with his fixer.
It's a lot like mafia cases we’ve prosecuted." thedailybeast.com/michael-cohens…
"This reeks of a criminal conspiracy. It doesn’t even matter if nothing came of the meeting [although that’s far from clear]. If Trump knew about the meeting and was OK with it, Trump and those around him could be guilty of an inchoate conspiracy."
Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says that her office has been the subject of at least one phishing attack targeting email accounts and social media profiles, says the issue is more widespread than many think.
Intelligence officials and security analysts say Russian hackers are devoting much more effort toward implanting malicious software in the U.S. power grid than attempting to breach electoral systems.
Sen Cantwell &Graham want Trump to order a threat assessment of:
The scope of Russian capability to use cyber-warfare to threaten energy infrastructure.
The extent to which Russians have already attempted cyber-intrusions into energy facilities.
Only 14 states and D.C. say they plan to replace their voting machines in time for the next presidential election. politico.com/story/2018/07/…
NYT uncovers Kavanaugh played key role as Staff Sect'y in Bush's controversial "signing statements" where he claimed power to ignore hundreds of laws.
It's a perfect example why Senate must see records from Kavanaugh's full time working for Bush.
Republicans are desperate to keep you from learning the Supreme Court nominee’s part in drafting documents that say the President can’t be stopped from torturing people by something as puny as federal law. nytimes.com/2018/07/29/us/…
VIDEO: Susan Collins tries to eat lobster and joke about how politics can ruin dinner discussions as sounds of anti-Kavanaugh protesters echo from street below.
Here's some great news!
Ginsburg: I have at least five more years on the Supreme Court hill.cm/arvp7bT
ICE has made more than five times as many immigration arrests at workplaces this fiscal year, which began in October, than it did last year, new statistics show.
Migrant fathers file lawsuit against Trump for separating them from their kids after being reunited hill.cm/aJc4Jkc
A high school student has designed an online resource to help immigrant children and teenagers learn how to prepare for the possible deportations of parents or guardians.
A day after Trump hailed "a breakthrough agreement" on trade with Europe, European officials said the president and his aides are exaggerating the scope of their new pact. wsj.com/articles/trump…
Trump is fixated on replacing the FBI building, calling it "one of the ugliest buildings in the city."
Trump said he wants to oversee the project at an excruciating level of detail — costs per square foot, materials used, etc.
U.S. Treasury's Mnuchin says he sees at least 3 percent growth for next 4-5 years.
Are we better off under Trump?
Wages down, job growth slower, deficit hitting banana republic territory, tariff causing loss of business, uninsured/premiums rising, gas/interest rates (credit cards, mortgages) rising too.
U.S. is not better off.
In case you missed yesterday's thread:
Rep. Eric Swalwell has introduced Prevent Corrupting Foreign Influence Act "to significantly improve upon the existing ban on America's highest elected officials receiving financial benefits from foreign powers." bit.ly/2LlIFC2
A federal judge has ordered the Trump admin to provide detailed information in order to locate hundreds of what he called "missing parents" the government had deemed ineligible for reunification. nbcnews.com/politics/immig…