Day 548 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
Police are investigating after eight people were shot late Sunday night at an apartment complex in San Bernardino, Calif.
An Arkansas woman with a concealed carry license pointed her gun at children on school grounds. This member of our well regulated militia is being held on bond at a local detention center.
An American soldier was killed and another wounded in an “apparent insider attack” in eastern Afghanistan
6 soldiers have died in Afghanistan this year, so far.
@votevets: Trump spent his day on Twitter attacking the media, John Kerry, Democrats, and his own AG. As of 8 PM in Washington DC, he has yet to acknowledge the killed and wounded service members in Afghanistan.
Three minors from El Salvador separated from their parents after crossing the U.S. border were sexually abused in shelters in Arizona, according to Salvadoran officials. apnews.com/a63fdcec347b41…
Immigrants are turning down government help to buy infant formula and healthy food for their young children because they're afraid the Trump admin could bar them from getting a green card if they take federal aid. politico.com/story/2018/09/…
Good reminder: "A close read of Justice Department policy shows that the cutoff is not a hard and fast rule, according to more than a dozen current and former Justice Department officials and other legal experts." politico.com/story/2018/08/…
Rudy Giuliani tells New Yorker that Trump is likely to block Rod Rosenstein from releasing certain parts of Mueller's final report, citing executive privilege.
This is exactly what you do with a "report" that says you're innocent of any wrongdoing, everyone knows that. talkingpointsmemo.com/news/giuliani-…
Rudy Giuliani said in '97 a president must obey a subpoena.
"He's gotta do it. He doesn't have a choice," Giuliani said. "As far as the criminal law is concerned, the President is a citizen."
A State Department unit created two years ago to lead the U.S. fight against anti-democratic propaganda abroad, including Russian disinformation campaigns, still has not received millions of dollars in funding allocated to it by Congress. m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5b…
The wife of David Keene, a former president of the NRA, reportedly offered Mariia Butina $1,000,000 to secure a massive amount of Russian jet fuel for an American middleman in a scheme that got Butina reported to the FBI. nytimes.com/2018/09/02/us/…
Trump believes it’s the Attorney General’s job to cover up crimes that are committed by elected Republicans.
There was a time pressuring the AG to quash criminal investigations of political allies was considered an impeachable offense.
The man who ran as the 'law and order' candidate is essentially upset that his Justice Department isn't better protecting his political allies.
By the way, Chris Collins is charged with engaging on insider trading June 17, 2017.
Last time I checked, that's not the "Obama era"
Let's see if the Senate Judiciary Committee will ask Brett Kavanaugh about Trump criticizing his attorney general for going after two Republican congressman because it's not politically beneficial.
Ethics watchdog American Oversight is pursuing public records requests and litigation to obtain records of Brett Kavanaugh's work in the the Bush White House and in the office of Independent Counsel Ken Starr. bit.ly/2BxBt1r
Joe Biden on how Democrats should handle the Kavanaugh hearing: "Stay in the room, demand answers and keep pointing out ... they have not given them the material that was expected of the committee."
The secrecy surrounding large portions of Brett Kavanaugh’s records by Presidents George W. Bush and Donald Trump, and Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley’s outright support of it, is something that should be a much bigger deal.
Odd. Trump got into the presidential SUV this morning to leave the White House.
Three minutes later, he got out & walked back into the White House. Reporters also unloaded, indicating Trump was not leaving anytime soon, per pooler @betsy_klein
Shortly after Trump returned to the White House, It was announced there's a lid at the White House, which means Trump wouldn't be leaving today & not expected to see or hear from him for the rest of the day.
'We want to protect our workers,' Trump said in 2017.
But his admin has weakened measures designed to keep them safe—rolling back worker safety protections, mine safety inspections, offshore oil rigs and line speeds in meat processing plants. politico.com/story/2018/09/…
Trump deficits + Trump trade wars have pushed consumer prices up to annualized increase of 2.9% in June and July. Net of that inflation, the average hourly worker is earning 0.2% *less* in 2018 than in 2017.
An independent trade panel has derailed the Trump admin's push to impose tariffs on imports of newsprint from Canada, handing a significant win to U.S. newspapers, union groups and lawmakers who pressed for the change.
‘Donald Trump reportedly complained that the coverage of Senator John McCain's death was "over-the-top" and that it distracted from his recent trade deal with Mexico’
Ivanka and Jared deserved better seats at McCain's funeral, former Trump aide fumes bit.ly/2PqNE23
Republicans are deciding which lawmakers are worth trying to rescue, and which ones need to be cut loose to fend for themselves in November.
GOP officials say as many as 45 Republican-held seats are at serious risk. politico.com/story/2018/08/…
The GOP's "vulnerability ratio" — its net number of House seats at risk versus the number needed to flip the chamber — is worse than when the House flipped in 2006 and 2010. axios.com/2018-midterm-e…
A day after Donald Trump Jr. wrote a column blaming Democrats for Mollie Tibbetts's death, her father writes a rebuttal, "to call out the racists among us and ask people to aspire to higher American ideals."
Nike had been paying Colin Kaepernick all along, waiting for the right moment. That moment is now, as he becomes the face of the company’s 30th anniversary of the “Just Do It” campaign.
Trump supporters are calling for a #NikeBoycott. Why?
Reporter's widow tears into Trump: "My husband was not an enemy of the people" hill.cm/nbVhlX0
AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s week marked by exaggeration and outright fiction as he promoted a trade pact with Mexico, hyped numbers on jobs and raged against Google and the Russia probe.
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Trump is somehow still getting away with not releasing his tax returns.
Even though two of his associates were found guilty of tax fraud.
In case you missed yesterday's thread:
The thread will resume Wednesday, September 5th.
Good reminder: It's not just Mueller. Trump faces 6 separate investigations and lawsuits. huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-t…