Day 303 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
A group of Democratic senators have introduced a resolution urging Trump to respect the rights of the press. thehill.com/homenews/senat…
Sarah Sanders was asked multiple times if she believes the media is the enemy of the people.
She refused each time to respond. (via Yahoo)
"I'm tired of this," @Acosta says. "It is not right" to call the press the "enemy of the people." Watch this clip.
"The White House and State Dept. are actively ignoring the tweets of the president," one of the sources said. "It's like there's a reality TV president, in his own bubble, thinking he controls stuff. It's like The Truman Show." buzzfeednews.com/article/albert…
Ex-Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks says that Trump's recent tweets are tantamount to jury tampering in the Manafort trial.
Prosecutors confirmed this morning that they plan to call Rick Gates as a witness in Paul Manafort's trial. bit.ly/2LMAuPE
Today, we learned Paul Manafort had a garden bed of white flowers with a red floral 'M' inside it on his property.
Manafort spent $450,000 on landscaping in five years
Manafort, deeply in debt to dangerous Russian oligarch, pays off debt by infiltrating Trump campaign as a foreign agent, and now hopes a pardon can save him from decades in prison so he never has to testify that Trump knew.
Let's not forget it was Paul Manafort who picked Mike Pence.
Since taking office, Trump has tweeted about:
Fox & Friends: 132x
Fox News: 84x
Morning Joe: 7x
Human rights: 2x
Lol. "Morning Joe" after Trump Twitter attack: Your staff tells us that you watch our show every morning hill.cm/2FV4bU3
Richard Blumenthal: "These kinds of threats are no accident, they reflect a state of mind to obstruct justice. The threats and bullying from [Trump] against a law enforcement officer constitute evidence of obstruction of justice." nbcnews.com/politics/white…
Newt Gingrich on Trump: "I think he's not— no one is smart enough to take on all of Mueller's team." (via Fox Biz)
It’s an interesting choice of words, “take on” Mueller. Innocent people don’t typically have to take on prosecutors. They might speak with them or cooperate with them, but they aren’t adverse.
Here's the real reason Trump's lawyers fear an interview with Mueller.
Trump cannot lie about his obstruction, because there are many witnesses to it.
But Trump cannot *tell the truth* about it, because that would be incriminating as well.
Mueller has requested an interview with Russian pop star Emin Agalarov, who helped set up the 2016 Trump Tower meeting, Agalarov's lawyer tells NBC News. nbcnews.com/news/investiga…
Andrew Miller, a former assistant to Roger Stone, must testify before Mueller's grand jury, a federal judge in Washington has ruled.
The Guardian reports: "U.S. counter-intelligence investigators discovered a suspected Russian spy had been working undetected in the heart of the American embassy in Moscow for more than a decade."
"The Russian national had been hired by the U.S. Secret Service and is understood to have had access to the agency's intranet and email systems, which gave her a window into highly potentially confidential material."
Wray: "Russia attempted to interfere with the last election & continues to engage in maligned influence operations to this day. This is a threat that we need to take extremely seriously."
In Helsinki, Trump said Putin was "extremely strong" in his denials of interference.
2 years after Russia interfered in the presidential campaign, the nation has done little to protect itself against a renewed effort to influence voters in the coming congressional midterm elections, according to lawmakers and independent analysts. washingtonpost.com/world/national…
Dan Coats, Director of National Intelligence, 2.5 weeks after the Trump-Putin summit: "I'm not in a position to either understand fully or talk about what happened in Helsinki."
Ron Wyden is pushing the Treasury Department to investigate the relationships between a pair of U.S.-based companies and major weapons and ammunition manufacturers in Russia, ABC News has learned. abcnews.go.com/Politics/senat…
A major Trump donor agreed to pay $10,000,000 to Michael Cohen if he successfully helped obtain funding for a nuclear-power project, people familiar with the matter tell WSJ. wsj.com/articles/top-t…
Reps. Nadler and Lofgren want answers from Trump regarding apparently false statements he made during a 2017 joint session of Congress that ultimately supported his decision to issue the first Muslim travel ban. bit.ly/2MeKUnd
74 protesters demonstrating against Brett Kavanaugh's SCOTUS nomination were arrested on Capitol Hill, authorities said.
Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch calls partisanship over the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court "dumbass".
Reminder: Orrin Hatch joined GOP's nearly year-long blockade of Merrick Garland's nomination.
National Archives tells @ChuckGrassley it won't be able to complete his Brett Kavanaugh document request by August 15.
It says they expect be done "by the end of October 2018."
CREW has filed Hatch Act complaints against 10 Trump admin officials:
• Mick Mulvaney
• Sarah Sanders
• Jessica Ditto
• Madeleine Westerhout
• Raj Shah
• Hogan Gidley
• Lindsay Walters
• Helen Aguirre Ferré
• Alyssa Farah
• Jacob Wood
Trump's undermining of Obamacare violates the Constitution, according to a new lawsuit from four cities.
A bipartisan group of senators privately met this week with diplomats to reassure them of the Senate's support for NATO.
Dick Durbin said lawmakers wanted to "reassure these countries of our commitment."
Don Jr.: "You see the Nazi platform from the early 1930s ... look at it compared to the DNC platform, you're saying, 'Man, those things are awfully similar' to a point where it's actually scary. It's the exact opposite of what you’ve been told." washingtonpost.com/news/reliable-…
A youth care worker for Southwest Key has been charged with 11 sex offenses after authorities accused him of molesting at least 8 unaccompanied immigrant boys over nearly a year at one of the company's shelters in Mesa, AZ, fed court records show. propublica.org/article/worker…
The ACLU is suing the federal government on behalf of U.S. Army Specialist Yea Ji Sea, who was discharged over her immigration status. washingtonpost.com/news/morning-m…
The TSA is reportedly considering eliminating passenger screening at more than 150 small and medium-sized airports across the U.S.
"This is so dangerous," a TSA field leader at a large airport said.
Democratic senators are calling for an investigation into who has received Air Force One tours under the Trump admin, following reporting that found that some members of Trump's private Florida clubs appeared to have received those tours. buzzfeednews.com/article/tarini…
“A local regulatory agency is nearing a decision on whether to recommend a review of Trump International Hotel’s liquor license after seven D.C. residents filed a complaint arguing the hotel’s owner, Donald Trump, is ‘not of good character.’”
Koch actually believes the admin’s trade policy hurts Americans, not foreigners.
Trump recently said he would never have dreamed of predicting there would be 3.7 million new jobs under his watch.
His campaign promise was for 25 million.
Home sales are declining, wages are flat while corporate profits are fat from tax cuts, interest rates and food prices are rising, and we are in the longest period of expansion more or less ever... oh, and trade war.
The Treasury said it will boost borrowing by 63% in the second half of the year vs a year ago.
30 year fixed will exceed 5% by Christmas; approach 6% by mid 2019. Trump deficits and tariffs = inflation + higher interest rates => next recession
More than 100 men have now said they were molested by Dr. Richard Strauss, a doctor at Ohio State University from the late 1970s to the 1990s, according to an investigation commissioned by Ohio State.
Rep. Jim Jordan’s official position is that these 100+ men and Ohio State University are all conspiring together to fabricate their stories of abuse he knew about and did nothing to stop in order to foil his political ambitions.
WILKES-BARRE — Almost 21 months after Election Day, Trump just spent the first 10 minutes of his rally here reliving his election night victory —and the unfair "fake news" coverage of it.
During his rally in PA, Trump said that Russia was "very unhappy" when he won the election.
Putin himself said at the Helisnki summit that he wanted Trump to win.
"I have great respect for the U.K. United Kingdom. Great respect. People call it Britain. They call it Great Britain. They used to call it England, different parts." (via Fox)
Trump calls the news media covering his rally "horrible, horrendous people." (via Fox)
It's WHY the media should STOP attending & covering his rallies.
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In case you missed yesterday's thread:
Tonight’s takeaway: Hours after his top intelligence chiefs united in their alarm about ongoing Russian election interference, @realDonaldTrump said the “Russian hoax” is “hindering" the US relationship with Russia at his PA rally.