Day 559 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
Between 2009 and 2016, the majority of mass shootings—54 percent of cases—were related to domestic or family violence. every.tw/2x9R96l
@ACLU: We're not just counting days: We're making real efforts to locate parents and reunite them with their children.
North Korea is now claiming the hacker who was charged by the US doesn't even exist.
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has struck a plea deal with prosecutors that calls for him to serve no more than 10 years in prison, a source says. But will he serve any time, or score a Trump pardon. politi.co/2NFJvKx
Upon entering guilty plea, Manafort forfeits home in the Hamptons, Trump Tower property, a Brooklyn property, & property in Alexandria, VA.
In addition, Manafort will forfeit all funds contained in 4 banking accounts and a life insurance policy. nbcnews.to/2Mue6WN
The plea deal calls for a 10-year cap on how long Manafort will be sent to prison, and for Manafort to serve time from his separate Virginia and Washington cases concurrently, a source familiar with the discussions tells Politico. politi.co/2Oh94ON
Based on the criminal information, Trump hired a campaign chair who at that time “at least through 2016” was committing crimes - money laundering - “through scores of United States and foreign corporations, partnerships and bank accounts.”
The Manafort plea agreement says he must cooperate fully with the Government in "any and all matters as to what the Government deems the cooperation relevant."
He agrees to testify at any proceeding in any federal district—including grand juries.
Flashback. Trump last month, talking about the possibility of his former associates turning on him, says, "It's called flipping and it almost ought to be illegal." (via Fox)
Statement from @PressSec on Paul Manafort’s plea deal and cooperation agreement: “This had absolutely nothing to do with [Trump] or his victorious 2016 Presidential campaign. It is totally unrelated.”
Rudy Giuliani released a statement today that said in part, "[Trump] did nothing wrong and Paul Manafort will tell the truth."
Giuliani later amended the statement to omit "and Paul Manafort will tell the truth." nbcnews.to/2NanSlU
Flashback. August 19, 2016. Newt Gingrich: "Nobody should underestimate how much Paul Manafort did to really help get this campaign to where it is right now."
Reminder: Manafort was 1 of 3 Trump senior officials in the room with the Russians at the Trump Tower meeting in June 2016.
And now he is cooperating with Mueller.
Judge Amy Berman Jackson said that Paul Manafort must participate in interviews and debriefings, provide documents and testify in future cases. washingtonpost.com/politics/court…
Interesting remark from Alan Dershowitz on Trump & Manafort: "He'd have been much better off pardoning early rather than waiting until he's already cooperated. So I don't think we’re gonna see any kind of a pardon at this point. I think we're gonna see cooperation." @MSNBC
Asked if Manafort will cooperate against Trump, one of Manafort's lawyers said he will provide “complete cooperation.” motherjones.com/politics/2018/…
• Papadopoulos: Pleaded guilty. Sentenced.
• Patten: Pleaded guilty.
• Manafort: Pleaded guilty.
• Cohen: Pleaded guilty.
• van der Zwaan: Pleaded guilty. Sentenced.
• Gates: Pleaded guilty.
• Pinedo: Pleaded guilty.
• Flynn: Pleaded guilty.
Remember how Trump liked to complain about the cost of the Mueller probe? What Mueller just seized from Manafort may cover most if not all of the bills.
In the wake of Manafort's plea deal, sources tell Vanity Fair that it's now 'common knowledge' among Michael Cohen's inner circle that he has been in contact with Mueller's office. vanityfair.com/news/2018/09/m…
In July 2015, alleged Russian spy Mariia Butina was trying to meet Trump—nearly a year earlier than prosecutors publicly claim.
Butina routed the previously undisclosed request through Paul Erickson, who reached out to Sam Nunberg. politico.com/story/2018/09/…
GOP Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen called Trump's Puerto Rico tweets "heartless" and said she'd support a probe into the federal response to Hurricane Maria.
"It's needlessly hurtful and absolutely wrong," she said. "He's...making it about himself."
"Trump has been especially piqued by the replaying of footage of him throwing paper towels into a crowd of relief workers in P.R. 2 weeks after Maria, an episode that has come to symbolize the president's lack of empathy in the eyes of his critics." washingtonpost.com/politics/trump…
"He has always — always — been terrified of having been found to be responsible for something & the pursuit of alternative explanations has been intense at every step," Trump biographer Michael D’Antonio said. "There had to be a conspiracy at work." washingtonpost.com/politics/trump…
“A lot of people say that if the World Trade Center had asbestos it wouldn’t have burned down, it’s wouldn’t have melted. OK?" ~ DJT 2005
96 percent of customers on Puerto Rico had power before Maria hit.
White House considering replacements for FEMA Administrator Brock Long amid probe into his frequent travel
Alaska's largest Native organization says it "strongly" opposes the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Ronan Farrow has details of the Kavanaugh letter. A woman claimed that during high school Kavanaugh "held her down, and he attempted to force himself on her" at a party. She adds "Kavanaugh covered her mouth with his hand" to conceal her protests.
@ChuckGrassley released a letter from 65 women who knew Kavanaugh in high school (showing Rs knew about this high-school rape allegation.) These women say Kavanaugh “behaved honorably and treated women with respect.”
The gathering of letters prove Republicans, who acted like they had no idea what Feinstein was forwarding to law enforcement yesterday, were lying.
They knew; they were just busy working to try to discredit the victim.
The Kavanaugh accuser was not a classmate. Kavanaugh attended an all boys school.
So, Republicans really had to dig to find 65 high school girls who could vouch for him. This took a lot of time and effort.
This Kavanaugh allegation begs the question: If Republicans were sitting on this, what else are they sitting on?
What’s becoming clear with this Kavanaugh allegation is how little has changed since Anita Hill spoke out against Clarence Thomas.
Patrick Leahy says he cannot support Brett Kavanaugh's nomination because he says Kavanaugh "repeatedly misled the Senate when the truth might have placed that job out of reach." washingtonpost.com/opinions/brett…
“President Breitbart”: after a long drop-off and hiatus, Trump is back to publicly promoting and sharing Breitbart regularly again
A West Wing official told The Daily Beast that Trump has recently still been demanding print-outs of Breitbart clips, and will sometimes ask where Breitbart “stands” on a given issue of the day.
"Often there are diaries, or notes, or documents supporting it...When somebody looks at this in 20, or 30, or 40 years, boxes of recordings and documents, they will see that this was very carefully done."
The State Department spent $52,701 last year buying customized and mechanized curtains for Nikki Haley's official residence, just as the department was undergoing deep budget cuts.
The full-floor penthouse is listed at $58,000 a month.
Child poverty costs the United States something like $500 billion a year; ending child poverty would cost something like $70 billion a year. childtrends.org/poverty-rate-r…
Customs official says anyone working in Canada's legal marijuana industry and anyone admitting to past marijuana use is not allowed in the US. politico.com/story/2018/09/…
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