Day 569 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
A powerful sculpture by Manuel Oliver, who lost his son in the Parkland mass shooting: How many more students will have to hide under their desk from a shooter before the gun violence epidemic is taken seriously?
No White House press briefing today.
The White House has only held 1 briefing since August 23rd.
60 days after judge's reunification order, 182 kidnapped migrant children still in U.S. custody
Reminder: The Trump administration is systematically locking up thousands of children at unheard of rates - now a staggering 12,800.
The government classifies these children as "unaccompanied"
Trump on whether he’s worried about Cohen’s cooperation with prosecutors: “no, I’m not, because I’m an honest guy...Michael did that stuff. i do everything straight”
Reminder: Trump's made 5,000+ false or misleading statements since inauguration.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Trump says allegations against Kavanaugh 'totally political,' says 'I am with him all the way'
A meticulous analysis of online activity during the 2016 campaign makes a powerful case that targeted cyberattacks by Russian hackers and trolls were decisive, according to Jane Mayer in New Yorker.
Jane Mayer writes that when she asked Prof. Jamieson point-blank if she thought Trump would be president without the aid of Russians, she didn't equivocate. 'No,' she said, her face unsmiling. 'If everything else is a constant? No, I do not.' newyorker.com/magazine/2018/…
Asked if he had conveyed a "dirty offer" to the Trump team in brokering the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting, Rob Goldstone said, "Yes. That is true." nbcnews.com/politics/natio…
Rob Goldstone acknowledged that Don Jr. came into the room during the Trump Tower meeting anticipating — and very happy to accept — "opposition research" he believed was coming from the Russian government. nbcnews.to/2PW6ePM
An email recently obtained by ABC News suggests Roger Stone sought contact with Julian Assange during what may have been a critical moment in the 2016 campaign. abcnews.go.com/Politics/roger…
@PressSec Sanders: “At request of Rod Rosenstein, he and Trump had an extended conversation to discuss recent news stories. Because [Trump] is at UN General Assembly and has full schedule w/world leaders, they'll meet Thursday when [Trump] returns to Washington"
@PeteWilliamsNBC reports that Rosenstein has said if Trump wants him gone, they'll have to fire him, and that Rosenstein will refuse to resign and go quietly.
Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow says there should be a "time out" in Russia investigation if Rosenstein leaves the admin. mediaite.com/online/trump-l…
Jerry Nadler: "[Trump] is willing to subvert major American institutions in service of himself … I’m very concerned that if they fire Rosenstein they’ll put in somebody who'll in fact constrain the investigation and we will not find out what we need to find out." @MSNBC
Susan Collins could support legislation that would protect the special counsel's investigation if Rosenstein is removed.
A reminder: Senate GOP leadership rejected attempts to protect Rosenstein (by shielding Mueller) on account of it being unnecessary
Ahem, we don't elect emperors.
Kamala Harris calls for Senate to protect Mueller probe as Rosenstein faces potential dismissal
Gabe Sherman reports that the Rosenstein leak appears to have been a "smoke bomb" to knock Kavanaugh out of the news. “The strategy was to try and do something really big,” said a source familiar with Trump's thinking. vanityfair.com/news/2018/09/t…
Mystery event to meet House Intel Chairman Devin Nunes -- a member of Congress -- requires guests to submit to personal search, no cell phone photos, explicitly say who invited them to attend.
Jane Mayer on CBS: "We found classmates had been talking about this for weeks...There'd been an email chain of Yale classmates of Kavanaugh talking about 'will this thing come out' long before Dr. Christine Ford came forward.
We felt the public ought to know about this."
No delay for Kavanaugh says the person who, purely out of spite for Obama, held up Cassandra Butts' nomination until she died.
Protestors pack the hallway outside @SenatorCollins office - calling on her to oppose Brett Kavanaugh
Trump is growing increasingly frustrated by being mired in a deteriorating situation with Kavanaugh.
On Monday, a Republican briefed on Trump's thinking said Trump has been considering pulling Kavanaugh's nomination.
Sources tell Vanity Fair that Trump blamed Mitch McConnell and Chuck Grassley for agreeing to delay Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's testimony until Thursday. "He thinks they look weak," a Republican briefed on Trump's thinking said. vanityfair.com/news/2018/09/t…
Mitch McConnell, the man who blocked Merrick Garland from getting onto the Supreme Court, says Democrats have a strategy of “delay, obstruct and resist.”
Grassley spokesman says that from their standpoint, "everything is resolved at this point" re: Thursday hearing including allowing GOP to use female staff attorneys.
Two former classmates of Kavanaugh do not wish to dispute Deborah Ramirez's claims.
Louisa Garry, one of the former Kavanaugh classmates who asked the New Yorker to remove her name from a statement of support for Kavanaugh, seems to be the same Louisa Garry who appears in a Judicial Crisis Network ad supporting Kavanaugh.
In new excerpt from Fox interview, Kavanaugh says he was a virgin in high school and "many years thereafter."
This, on its own, disproves neither claim.
Brett Kavanaugh and several classmates at Georgetown Prep referred to themselves as "Renate Alumni" in the 1983 yearbook, NYT reports. It is apparently a reference to a student at a nearby Catholic girls' school. nytimes.com/2018/09/24/bus…
"They were very disrespectful, at least verbally, with Renate," said Sean Hagan, a Georgetown Prep student at the time, referring to Judge Kavanaugh and his teammates. "I can't express how disgusted I am with them, then and now."
Michael Avenatti: New client will go public with info about Kavanaugh sexual assault hill.cm/qTEGdRe
Michael Avenatti tells @maddow that he represents a woman who he describes as a "witness and victim," as well as additional corroborating witnesses as to what she will allege against Kavanaugh in the next 48 hours.
The Trump administration on Monday repealed a mandate that would have required trains carrying crude oil to use special brakes with new technology.
From angry bourbon makers in Tennessee to frustrated cherry farmers in Washington state, Trump's trade wars are making life miserable for GOP candidates in 2018.
Trump says he's "absolute no" on statehood for Puerto Rico as long as critics such as San Juan's mayor remain in office.
He doesn't get a vote.
US to approve import of black rhino killed in hunt.
The World Wildlife Foundation estimates there are currently fewer than 5,500 wild black rhinos left.
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In case you missed yesterday's thread:
Wow! Statement from Kavanaugh's college roommate.
Brett Kavanaugh's freshman-year roommate at Yale said in a statement Monday that "Brett was a notably heavy drinker" and that he believes Kavanuagh's accuser, Debbie Ramirez axios.com/brett-kavanaug…