Day 552 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
Parkland survivor and student Aalayah Eastmond testified against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh with a harrowing retelling of the February 14 school shooting, calling for stricter gun policy.
In the 3 months since the summit between Trump & Kim Jong Un, little progress has been made in getting Kim to give up its nuclear weapons.
@benstracy is in Pyongyang, where the regime is celebrating its 70th anniversary this weekend
North Korea and U.S. return to negotiating table over Korean War remains. The North "seeks to gain as much political capital and money in the process as possible"
How much have we already paid?
What about the remains they supposedly sent us?
TRUMP: "A very nice statement came out from North Korea. You won't read that in the papers because, when it's nice, they don't put it in. Kim Jong Un said very nice things. Just came out. Nice, very nice."
Richard Blumenthal: "Would the Senate of the United States seriously have considered Richard Nixon's nominee for the United States Supreme Court after he was named as an unindicted co-conspirator?" on.msnbc.com/2QbRH3l
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are investigating whether anyone in the Trump Organization violated campaign-finance laws after securing a conviction last month of Michael Cohen, Bloomberg reports.
Yale psychiatrist Bandy Lee tells Salon that two White House officials contacted her in late October, stating that Trump was "scaring" them, that he was "unraveling."
That Woodward book really seems to have gotten under Trump's skin.
Trump said of the Woodward book, "I don't talk the way I am quoted."
But in an unreported incident, a NY Post journalist who used to interact with Trump said this week that he used the phrase "dumb southerner" to describe Marla Maples' parents. nytimes.com/2018/09/07/us/…
"Are you old enough to remember the show 'The Beverly Hillbillies?', he asked.
Trump laughed and said, "That's exactly her family...an entourage of dumb Southerners." He even adopted a fake southern accent to mimic Maples's mother.
"Trump has been known to use the terms 'retarded' or 'mentally retarded' as well.
"In an appearance on Howard Stern's show...Trump used the phrase to denounce a reporter...'I know I was criticized in one magazine where the writer was retarded.'"
"I think you’ve always been fair." - President Donald Trump | Audio of phone call between Trump and journalist Bob Woodward
Trump on the NYT op-ed: "Number one, The Times should never have done that, because really what they've done, virtually, it's treason."
(Note: It is not treason.)
Trumpworld sources tell Axios that officials rapidly shifted from trying to smoke out the author of the NYT op-ed, to using the guessing game to knife people they already hated — whispering the names of rivals and enemies as potential authors.
The anonymous New York Times op-ed has already become one of the most-read pages on the Times' website this year, bringing in over 10,000,000 views.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Trump says Justice Dept should investigate identity of anonymous NY Times op-ed writer, cites national security concerns.
NY Times fires back after Trump calls on Justice Dept to investigate anonymous op-ed writer hill.cm/D3WnxK7
"As bad as you think it is, it’s actually worse”: What if Anonymous and Woodward are only scratching the surface?
Two DOJ officials say they’ve been passively resisting Trump since he took office.
"We see ourselves as rebels," one official said, adding that the op-ed marked a perfect time to celebrate. "We even went around fist-bumping each other." thedailybeast.com/we-see-ourselv…
A source with direct knowledge of the Trump legal team machinations said "there is no strategy" beyond the PR tactic of threatening Mueller.
Trump says he's seen Papadopoulos and Flynn get nailed for lying to the FBI.
He inexplicably said Mueller thought Flynn lied but that the FBI did not and said he is leery they will try to ensnare him for perjury.
Barack Obama: "Just a glance at recent headlines should tell you that this moment really is different, the stakes really are higher, the consequences of any of us sitting on the sidelines are more dire."
Obama: "Every one of us as citizens of the U.S. need to determine just who it is that we are ... I'm here to deliver simple message and that is that you need to vote because our democracy depends on it." (via ABC)
Barack Obama: "Demagogues promise simple fixes to complex problems. No promise to fight for the little guy even as they cater to the wealthiest and most powerful."
Barack Obama: "What happened to the Republican Party? Its central organizing principle in foreign policy was the fight against Communism, and now they're cozying up to the former head of the KGB." (via ABC)
Barack Obama: "It should not be a partisan issue to say that we do not pressure the attorney general or the FBI to use the criminal justice system as a cudgel to punish our political opponents." (via ABC)
Barack Obama: "I complained plenty about Fox News. But you never heard me threaten to shut them down. Or call them enemies of the people."
"I wrote some of the stolen memos that Brett Kavanaugh lied to the Senate about. He should be impeached, not elevated."
Ex-Nixon White House Counsel John Dean: "Under Judge Kavanaugh's recommendation, if a president shot somebody in cold blood on Fifth Avenue, that president could not be prosecuted while in office." (via
John Dean finished his testimony wondering why Judge Kavanaugh himself doesn’t want all the documents related to him released,
“Unless, of course, there’s something to hide."
Sen. Grassley says withheld Kavanaugh documents are "irrelevant to his being a judge"
The "cover up" party strikes again.
David Brock says that he knew Brett Kavanaugh from his years as a Republican operative, claims that Kavanaugh "took on the role of designated leaker to the press of sensitive information from Starr's operation." nbcnews.com/think/opinion/…
According to The Daily Beast, newly released emails show that Brett Kavanaugh may have perjured himself at least four times.
If Kavanaugh is confirmed after this high-level perjury, he should be impeached the first chance Democrats get.
The nomination of Ryan Bounds to become a federal appellate judge was withdrawn before it could fail on the Senate floor.
At issue were his previous writings, which were criticized as being racist.
SDNY just announced the extradition of an alleged Russian hacker responsible for massive network intrusions at American financial institutions, brokerage firms, financial news publishers, and other companies. justice.gov/usao-sdny/pr/m…
George Papadopoulos has been sentenced to 14 days in jail for lying to the FBI, one year supervised release. reuters.com/article/us-usa…
Papadopoulos' lawyer: "The president of the United States hindered this investigation more than George Papadopoulos ever could."
The lawyer once mused that he and his client were part of a probe that could implicate Trump and Sessions.
Rep. Adam Schiff: "George Papadopoulos has been held to account for lying to federal investigators ... In little over a year, the Special Counsel has obtained eight convictions ... He must be given the time and space to complete his work in a comprehensive manner."
Paul Manafort's lawyers have talked to federal prosecutors about a possible guilty plea to avoid his second criminal trial, according to a person familiar with the matter tells Bloomberg.
This needed to be referred to SDNY.
Trump says tariffs on another $267 billion in China goods are ready to go, on short notice.
This is in addition to the tariffs on $200 billion on China goods the admin is preparing now.
A bank owned by the Chinese government which pays Trump Tower $1.9 million a year in rent just signed a lease with a different company.
Trump just threatened more China tariffs.
...what a coincidence.
Trump says he would like to shut down the government because he thinks it would be politically advantageous. "I would do it because I think it’s a great political issue,” he tells pool, per @jdawsey1
GOP lawmaker tells supporters to boycott Nike over Kaepernick ad, wear New Balance instead.
Nike thinks they can sell more shoes to people globally that dislike Trump than those that like him.
That seems like a good bet.
Taking a knee is disrespectful to our flag.
Apparently wiping your nose with it is OK...if you're white. #FridayFeeling
#PlaidShirtGuy who was in attendance at Trump's rally in Montana last night becomes a celebrity. 😂 😂 😂
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Michael Cohen's shell company, Essential Consultants, agrees to tear up the original 2016 agreement w/ Stormy Daniels, in which Cohen arranged to pay her $130,000 to stay silent about her alleged affair with Donald Trump. It’s also requesting Stormy pay back the $130,000.
Cohen lawyer Brent Blakely: “Today, Essential Consultants LLC and Michael Cohen have effectively put an end to the lawsuits filed against them by Stephanie Clifford aka Stormy Daniels.“ Adds Stormy is required to pay back the $130,000 per California law.
Stormy lawyer Michael Avenatti on CNN: “What they're trying to do is they don't want me to get a chance to depose Michael Cohen and Donald Trump. This is a hail mary to try and avoid that, that's my first guess."
Over the past couple weeks, Trump has begun telling supporters he's already spent $3.2 billion on the wall--twice the amount Congress has authorized. He said it twice last night at a rally in Montana. wapo.st/2NXiYoL?tid=ss…
Michael Avenatti: Let me be clear - my client and I will never settle the cases absent full disclosure and accountability. We are committed to the truth. And we are committed to delivering it to the American people. #Basta