Day 542 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
The owner of a company that makes untraceable 3D-printed guns says he has begun selling the blueprints online, despite a court order barring him from posting the plans online. apne.ws/63jOAaX
Jacksonville shooting suspect was hospitalized in psychiatric facilities: report hill.cm/oHFKIwx
Japan says North Korea poses an urgent nuclear threat. South Korea is increasing its economic ties with the country. And Kim Jong Un is exploiting that divide bloom.bg/2PdHGkS
Abe repeatedly advised Trump not to halt military exercises with South Korea or entertain an agreement to formally end the Korean War until North Korea takes concrete steps to denuclearize.
“Abe was completely ignored,” said a source close to Abe.
"I remember Pearl Harbor" -- Trump to Japanese PM Shinzo Abe during a tense meeting
Pearl Harbor happened 5 years before Trump was born.
BIG PROBLEM. “We have a big problem coming with South Korea,” a senior US official involved in the talks said. “It has reached the point where the South Koreans are determined to press ahead. They no longer feel the need to act in parallel with us.”
As feared, #KJU has found a split between the US & South Korea he'll now fully exploit to weaken sanctions & the US position.
It appears the govt of South Korea is moving forward with opening an Inter-Korean Liaison Office with North Korea over the objections of the US.
Mueller's team continued to ask witnesses about Michael Cohen's involvement in the Trump campaign weeks after the FBI raid.
Investigators asked about Cohen conducting personal biz as a Trump Org. employee and why Cohen didn't get a W.H. job.
An attorney for a drug dealer began to argue in closing statements last week that a cooperating witness can't be trusted - attempting to cite a "presidential tweet" — before a judge stopped him.
"As I'm going to instruct the jury, it's not illegal."nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-me…
Michael Cohen has been accused of filing false documents for NYC apartment buildings.
According to a watchdog probe, Cohen and his partners tried to drive out tenants whose rents were kept down by rent stabilization laws so they could hike prices.
One of Paul Manafort's primary bankers had his Manhattan penthouse burglarized overnight, a mysterious break-in that saw a briefcase, iPad and sneakers stolen from the residence, law enforcement sources familiar with the case tell NBC News. nbcnewyork.com/investigations…
The judge in Paul Manafort's criminal case in D.C. is pushing back opening statements to September 24 — just 43 days before the midterms.
The attorney for alleged Russian spy Mariia Butina claims that a video of Butina and Paul Erickson singing 'Beauty and the Beast' proves they're in love and that she isn't a foreign agent.
"It seems that Bruce had two sins: He met with Chris Steele & his wife worked for Fusion GPS. None of that seems wrong to me," ex-fed prosecutor Ken Lowrie said. "Bruce is a straight arrow. He was totally nonpartisan, as we all were expected to be." nyti.ms/2MNxhiz
Devin Nunes flew to London earlier this month to gather intel on Christopher Steele. But MI5, MI6, and GCHQ didn’t seem interested.
Officials were wary of entertaining Nunes out of fear he was "trying to stir up a controversy."
Trump has privately revived the idea of firing Jeff Sessions, WaPo reports.
At least twice this month, Trump vented about the "endless investigation" of his campaign and declared that he needs to fire Sessions for saddling him with the controversy.
Sen. Lindsey Graham says Trump's relationship with Jeff Sessions is "beyond repair" and suggests that the attorney general be replaced cnn.it/2PewpAL
Trump’s comments follow a report on Fox Business on Monday evening that said 96% of Google News results for "Trump" came from the "national left-wing media." The segment cited the conservative PJ Media site.
“Dobbs might be considered Trump’s television Treasury secretary, Hannity his chief of staff and Carlson his secretary of state.” washingtonpost.com/politics/the-c…
Larry Kudlow says the W.H. is "taking a look" at whether Google and its search engine should be regulated washingtonpost.com/news/morning-m…
Trump's rage-googling of himself should be taken very, very seriously.
Trump is turning GOP voters against mechanisms of accountability that *are* working (media, Mueller) for purpose of maintaining the one that is *not* (the GOP Congress).
Trump threatening Google with punishment if they don’t appease his political demands smacks of authoritarianism the likes of which we see from the Chinese government.
Trump is often both unwelcome and unwilling to perform basic rituals of the office.
"That is one of the consequences of his having defined the presidency in a sectarian way."
New report estimates "2,975 excess deaths in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria," a far larger number than the government's official death toll count of 64, according to new independent report from GWU that was commissioned by island officials. nbcnews.to/2wudlac
Flashback: In October 2017, Trump said that Puerto Rico officials should be "proud" more haven't died like in "a real catastrophe like Katrina."
Trump gave himself a "10".
Considering the ultimate outcome, it's been a true abdication of congressional responsibility to not have any real investigation into the government's response to the devastation of Puerto Rico.
A Democrat majority House will investigate this!
The Trump admin has pledged to pay $4,700,000,000 to farmers who have been negatively impacted by Trump's tariffs.
Yet, criticize socialism.
Ben Sasse has issued a statement on this Trump tweet:
"This is simply wrong. Trade creates American jobs, period. This is basic economics, and actual American experience for the last 75 years."
A preliminary report on international trade shows that the U.S. trade deficit widened last month to $72,200,000,000 from $67,900,000,000 in June.
The deficit appears to have widened two months in a row. wsj.com/articles/u-s-t…
Author: Pence thinks God is "calling him" to be president.
Watch your back, Mike.
The White House hosted a pastor who says that gay marriage is the creation of Satan and that Christians shouldn't have to follow laws they don't like, according to The Daily Beast.
In a closed-door meeting with evangelical leaders, Trump repeated his debunked claim that he had gotten "rid of" a law forbidding churches and charitable organizations from endorsing political candidates.
In fact, the law remains on the books. nbcnews.com/politics/elect…
Trump told Christian leaders that if the GOP loses, "they will overturn everything that we've done & they'll do it quickly and violently. There's violence. When you look at Antifa and you look ... these groups — these are violent people." nbcnews.com/politics/elect…
A former CIA officer turned House candidate in Virginia says that a Republican-aligned Super Pac improperly disclosed her security application nyti.ms/2MVzfNK
This raises lots of questions, but also the possibility the Trump administration is furnishing highly confidential personal information of public-servants-turned-Democratic-candidates to their political opponents.
Trump-endorsed Rick Scott's portfolio includes earnings last year of at least $2,900,000 in two dozen hedge funds registered in the Cayman Islands.
The investments had a potential value of $62,000,000, according to a financial disclosure statement.
Update: "Leave my wife out of it," demands Rep. Duncan Hunter re: his campaign finance scandal, which he pinned on his wife last week.
Emails link a former DHS official with white nationalist activists in Washington
"The Hispanic community are Iowans. They have the same values as Iowans," Rob Tibbetts, the father of Mollie Tibbetts, said in his eulogy, according to The Des Moines Register. "As far as I'm concerned, they're Iowans with better food."
Toddler dies after allegedly getting substandard care in ICE facility: "A needless and devastating loss" hill.cm/NUph1Uy
One day after announcing trade deal with Mexico, Trump repeats threat Mexico will pay for wall (which Mexico says it will never do): The wall will be paid for very easily by Mexico. It will ultimately be paid for by Mexico."
"The federal govt runs about 60 factories that employed nearly 17,000 prisoners in 2017... Those incarcerated in federal prisons doing custodial work earn between $.12 & $.40 while convicts working in an FPI factory can get as much as $1.15." huffingtonpost.com/entry/prison-s…
Trump will have confirmed 33 district court judges, 26 appeals court judges, and 1 Supreme Court justice.
All with lifetime tenure—and most are pretty young.
Long after his presidency fades into history, they'll still be shaping U.S. law.
After Senate easily confirms slew of district court judges with Democrats' support, @ChuckGrassley announces Judiciary Committee has agreed to release more than 85,000 pages of material on Kavanaugh’s service as a White House lawyer.
We're bartering now?
Where the parties are today: Republicans block Democratic attempts to name building after a Republican instead of a Democrat.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump boasts that 52 percent of Americans approve of his job performance, but no known poll exists showing such high numbers: apne.ws/6Pd4z6d
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In case you missed yesterday's thread:
Lindsey Graham on @foxandfriends said that if any other American did what Clinton did with her emails “they’d be in jail” and that Russia did interfere in the election...using the Steele dossier. Topic then moved on to John McCain.
What do they have on Graham?