Day 528 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
Day 315 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
Taliban overruns Afghan base, killing 17 soldiers. Comes as Afghanistan's U.S.-backed forces entrenched elsewhere, defending key city of Ghazni cbsn.ws/2vHqOff
Last week, Rick Gates acknowledged that he personally may have pocketed some funds from Trump's inaugural committee. But in 2017, he told the AP that the committee's spending was restrained and monitored.
Paul Manafort turned to Jared Kushner for help in an attempt to secure a Trump admin job for Chicago banker Steve Calk.
Manafort got a quick response from Kushner, 'On it!' Nov. 30, 2016, according to an email submitted by prosecutors.
Manafort judge Ellis asked prosecutors today if they believe he made opinionated remarks. A momentary silence fell over the courtroom. The team’s lead prosecutor, Greg Andres, then rose in his chair and declared, “Yes.”
Manafort trial: No acquittal by the judge, and the defense rests with no witnesses of its own.
The judge asked if Paul Manafort wanted to testify. "No sir," he replied.
Closing arguments will start tomorrow morning in the Manafort trial. Final instructions to the jury will be followed by jury deliberations.
Ex-prosecutor in DOJ's tax division says he expects Paul Manafort will be "found guilty of 5 counts of filing a false tax return," "several counts of bank fraud, plus the foreign bank account requirement."
Trump thinks Omarosa is a "crazed, crying lowlife" and "that dog," but he gave her a $180,000 a year job at the White House because he wanted to give her a "break" and he kept her on for as long as he did because she said nice things about him, according to Trump.
Trump tweets this AM (as of 8:30):
• 3-part quote from Judicial Watch (likely via Fox)
• Quote from Fox Business' Lou Dobbs
• Calls Omarosa a "dog"
• London terror attack
• Fox and Friends quote
• Quote from Gregg Jarrett on Fox and Friends
A new recording, obtained by CBS News overnight, seems to back up Omarosa's story that several Trump advisers discussed an alleged n-word tape during the 2016 campaign. cbsn.ws/2MqdTYo
@KatrinaPierson has gone from denying the account in Omarosa’s book and calling it a “script for a movie” to confirming it, but claiming that the things she said were to “placate” Omarosa.
This is her latest statement:
Penn Jillette says that he knows for a fact that Mark Burnett possesses tapes of Trump saying disparaging, racist remarks while working on Celebrity Apprentice.
"He would say racially insensitive things that made me uncomfortable."
Trump does not treat people of color with the same amount of respect he affords white people, voters say 54–39%.
54–37% say that "President Trump has emboldened people who hold racist beliefs to express those beliefs publicly." (via @QuinnipiacPoll)
Omarosa is not the only West Wing staff member discovered to have been privately taping Trump, three current administration officials tell NYT; another, now gone, has been caught during John Kelly's tenure. nytimes.com/2018/08/13/us/…
Omarosa says that John Kelly shut down her attempts to secure aid for Puerto Rico and accused P.R. of trying to exploit the tragedy to get money.
She says Kelly and Trump "referred to Puerto Ricans with derogatory terms many times." nbcnews.com/news/latino/om…
Omarosa tells @MSNBC that she has talked with Mueller’s office, adds: "There's a lot of corruption that occurred inside the campaign and the White House."
Omarosa asserts to @KatyTurNBC that Trump knew about the forthcoming leak of Clinton emails before they were leaked.
Omarosa claims that Trump opposed putting Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill.
"You want me to put that face on the twenty-dollar bill?" Trump reportedly replied when she pushed the issue with him. businessinsider.com/omarosa-trump-…
‘He created Omarosa’: How Trump’s protege turned his tactics against him.
Omarosa is using Trump’s own tactics against him. Her former colleagues in WH say she spent her tenure there with an eye toward monetizing the experience - one of Trump’s tricks.
Trump’s campaign org has filed charges against Omarosa Manigault Newman, claiming that she broke a 2016 non-disclosure contract by disparaging him in her new book + revealing private talks from the Situation Room.
Attorney Charles Harder, best known for representing Hulk Hogan against Gawker, is representing the Trump campaign in its arbitration fight against Omarosa, CNBC reports. cnbc.com/2018/08/14/tru…
White House staffers weren't *allowed to keep copies* of the NDAs.
And the WH ethics lawyer signed off on this?
How would the board of a company react if the CEO told them that he hadn't fired an unqualified employee who was disliked by coworkers because the employee constantly praised him?
In the 8 months since Omarosa was fired, Trump has yet to appoint a single African-American to a senior White House role as either an assistant or a deputy assistant to the President. cnn.com/2018/08/13/pol…
Rep. Jim Himes on @maddow last night: "It's going to take some time to reestablish the credibility of these institutions that was very deliberately damaged by a president who, and let's just be blunt about it ... [Trump] is a serial liar."
Sarah Sanders, asked to guarantee that there isn't a recording of Trump saying the n-word, says that she "can't guarantee anything" and notes, "I haven't been in every single room."
Sarah Sanders attacks the media for dividing the country by "elevating people like the author of this book."
She does not mention that Trump has been elevating Omarosa by tweeting about her.
Fact Check of the Day: Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the economy added only 195,000 jobs for African-Americans under President Barack Obama.
In fact, it added about 3 million. nyti.ms/2MrTy4Y
In 1989, Trump told Bryant Gumbel, "a well educated black has a tremendous advantage over a well educated white in terms of job market."
If he were starting out he'd like to be a "well educated black"
Explains his jealousy of Obama.
Power grab? "When Trump signed a $716 billion military spending bill on Monday, he claimed the authority to override dozens of provisions that he deemed improper constraints on his executive powers"
5/18/17 - Comm Sec Ross has “social lunch” w/Greenbrier CEO
5/30 - CEO writes Commerce that investigation into steel imports might affect supply of imported axles/wheels
5/31 - Ross sells part of his previously-undisclosed Greenbrier stake forbes.com/sites/danalexa…
U.S. agricultural export prices fell by 5.3% in July—the fastest rate since October 2011—as retaliatory tariffs went into effect, according to Labor Department data.
The ACLU of Massachusetts says in a legal brief that documents show U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is actively coordinating with ICE to facilitate arrests when people visit USCIS offices for marriage interviews.
Three low-income Arkansans with pre-existing health conditions have sued the Trump admin for giving their state the go-ahead to impose strict monthly work requirements on Medicaid, saying that violates the Constitution's "take care" clause.
Handler of alleged spy Butina tied to suspicious US-Russia exchange program - 6 years ago Russian politician Alexander Torshin hosted young Americans visiting Moscow as part of 2 cultural exchange programs, one has drawn the FBI’s scrutiny.
As Mueller zeroes in on Roger Stone, prosecutors are looking into seemingly threatening emails Stone sent to former radio host Randy Credico, sources tell Mother Jones. motherjones.com/politics/2018/…
It appears that Roger Stone has deleted this photo of him and Trump as the "Space Force" wearing uniforms clearly emblazoned with swastikas. hill.cm/j0gX87K
Ahead of Indian PM Modi’s June 2017 WH visit, Trump asked aides whether the Indian leader would be bringing along his wife. Staffers explained that Modi has long been estranged from his wife. “Ah, I think I can set him up with somebody."
San Francisco ethics official sues Secret Service over Trump Jr.'s trip to India hill.cm/pcKAFfJ
Joseph Curtatone, the mayor of Somerville, Massachusetts, is boycotting Sam Adams beer after the cofounder of the brewery thanked Trump for a corporate tax cut.
Trump approval rating by gender via new @CNN poll:
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At least 5 people shot at a local Walmart after a fight at the cash register. Details on @FOX29philly
The end of the @ChrisCuomo and Rudy Giuliani conversation perfectly captures our modern moment:
Giuliani: It’s in the eye of the beholder.
Cuomo: No, facts are not in the eye of the beholder.
Giuliani: Nowadays they are
Wow! Trump objects to an effort by Congress to prevent his administration from recognizing Crimea as part of Russia. 1/2