Day 527 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
Day 314 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 WH has exempted Bill Shine from federal ethics rules so that he can take meetings with Fox News, his former employer.
Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, the outgoing U.N. human rights commissioner, says Trump's anti-press rhetoric echoes the worst eras of the 20th century and is "very close to incitement to violence."
North Korea refusing even to list its nuclear production facilities, warhead stockpiles & missiles—& building more. Is this what President Trump calls success? Stiffer sanctions, & a strategy, are vital. nytimes.com/2018/08/10/us/…
Paul Manafort trial Day 10: Banker says Manafort omitted two NY mortgages in $16 million loan applications a.msn.com/01/en-us/BBLSK…
A Chicago bank CEO who was seeking a top job in the Trump administration overrode the objections of the bank's president to green light a $9.5M loan for Paul Manafort in the midst of the 2016 campaign
The prosecution rests in the trial against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort after 10 days of testimony from 27 witnesses cnn.it/2Mgw8QM
White House staffers who have a Secret Service hard pin identifying them as administration officials can flash it at the pro shop and receive the same discount available to club members, who pay a reported $350,000 to join the club.
This would seem to potentially run afoul of federal ethics rules prohibiting executive branch employees from accepting gifts from outside the government if the gifts are given either because of their official positions or by prohibited sources.
Omarosa has revealed another recording, this one of Trump the day after she was fired.
The tape appears to show Trump having no idea that she had been dismissed by John Kelly.
Trump really doesn’t like to fire people face-to-face.
-Keith Schiller delivered a letter to the FBI & Comey learned about it on cable news
-Tillerson learned of his firing via tweet
-Shulkin was fired by Kelly
-Here Trump claims he didn’t know:
Trump says Omarosa (a senior staffer paid $180,000 by taxpayers) skipped work, missed meetings, was vicious and not smart, but he kept her employed for a year because she said nice things about him
The White House believes there could be dozens of other Omarosa tapes.nyti.ms/2KI6uyZ?smid=n…
This will get interesting. You cannot have NDA's with government employees. Kellyanne suggested they are doing this over the weekend. Trump now seems to have confirmed it.
Embedded in the WH's two-page NDA is clause that prohibited top aides from disclosing confidential info in any form including books, without the express permission of the president.
If aides violated the terms, they would have to forfeit royalties.
Trump World would have the public believe that White House non-disclosure agreements are normal and enforceable. They're neither. on.msnbc.com/2BeOg8y
FBI's Peter Strzok, fired over anti-Trump texts, is 3rd prominent FBI official ousted in political fight over Clinton, Russia probes.
The son of the outgoing chair of the House Judiciary Committee.
Thanksgiving dinner will be awkward.
Dem congressman @CongressmanRaja writes to Wray to ask if the WH/Trump or Sessions played any role in the firing of Strzok
A federal district judge—appointed by Trump—has upheld Robert Mueller's appointment and constitutional authority. cnn.it/2B1WrFn
Trump has released a *new* statement about the Trump Tower meeting, claiming "to the best of my knowledge, nothing happened after the meeting concluded."
"This statement was clearly lawyered," Bob Bauer, ex-White House counsel under Obama says.
Trump called Trump Jr. a "f-ck up" for releasing emails about Trump Tower meeting: Omarosa hill.cm/wVo2iKx
The Justice Department has added an attorney with expertise in weapons export and sanctions laws to the team prosecuting Maria Butina, according to The Trace. thetrace.org/rounds/maria-b…
In March '16, Jared Kushner was invited to lunch for a think tank urging detente with Russia & struggling for influence in D.C.
Questions have recently been raised about the think tank's ties to Russia, including its interactions with Maria Butina.
If Russia was brazen enough to kill with a chemical weapon on British soil, could it happen in the U.S.?
There are dozens of defectors living in the U.S. who enjoy CIA protection and are believed to be high on Russia's list of potential targets.
Authoritarianism expert hints Lindsey Graham may be covering for Trump due to the 2016 Russian hacking of his own emails.
In 2014, political spending at Trump properties was $35,000.
In 2018, it's $3,500,000, according to McClatchy. mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-…
Trump kept calling world leaders while they were asleep because he apparently has difficulty understanding time zones, Politico reports.
Trump aides have had to explain the issue, which one diplomatic source said came up on "a constant basis." politico.com/story/2018/08/…
Trump, while studying a briefer's map of South Asia ahead of a 2017 meeting with India’s prime minister, mispronounced Nepal as 'nipple' and laughingly referred to Bhutan as 'button,' two sources with knowledge of the meeting tell Politico.
Trump, addressing troops at Fort Drum, mocks them for wanting pay raise Congress just enacted; "Are these real patriots?"
Trump just signed the National Defense Authorization Act, named after John McCain, but Trump never once mentioned McCain's name or thanked him. nbcnews.com/politics/polit…
The next round of U.S. tariffs aimed at China could hurt a major product that initially comes from America: fish.
An estimated $900,000,000 worth of seafood is caught in the U.S., sent to China for processing, and then imported by U.S. companies.
New Gallup Poll on how Americans view Trump's performance as president: 39% approve, 56% disapprove
The day Trump ordered his admin to stop separating migrant children from parents, a Salvadoran woman named Raquel arrived in Texas with her two sons.
She hoped to claim asylum.
Instead, ICE took them from her, despite Trump's order.
Stephen Miller's uncle has had enough:
"If my nephew’s ideas on immigration had been in force a century ago, our family would have been wiped out."
"I have watched with dismay and increasing horror as my nephew, who is an educated man and well aware of his heritage, has become the architect of immigration policies that repudiate the very foundation of our family’s life in this country."
Stephen Miller has been quietly gutting the US refugee program. "His name hasn't been on anything," says an ex-official. "He's working behind the scenes, he has planted all of his people in all of these positions...he is creating a side operation."
Ex-Trump Aide Seb Gorka is handing out fake Fox News business cards, according to Mediaite.
Update: Chris Collins, indicted for insider trading, continued to introduce legislation that could help the company at the center of his scandal as recently as last month, as he has done for the past several years. thebea.st/2B6DpO7
Big new push to register Puerto Rican voters includes plans for big Mar-a-Lago protest in September.
More details here:
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In case you missed yesterday's thread:
REMINDER: As Trumpers get VERY UPSET about Omarosa recording the Trumps....
.... Trump's entire fall campaign was run promoting information that the Russians stole for him.
Following testimony before the grand jury, former “Manhattan Madam,” Kristin Davis, says it seems Robert Mueller's probe is focused on collusion.
"They were really genuinely concerned with whether or not any collusion happened with Russia."
None of Trump's 48 assistants or deputy assistants to the President are black, per our review. Only a handful are of Latino, Asian or Arab descent.
Instead, Trump is being advised by a senior White House staff that is overwhelmingly white: cnn.com/2018/08/13/pol…
Trump lied about a dozen of his achievements in a speech about the defense budget, including claims US Steel is opening 8 new plants, job creation under his watch & the size of military spending (it was bigger under Obama in 2011). nyti.ms/2Mq8nFe