Day 571 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
There have been 268 mass shootings in 35 different states in the 268 completed days of 2018.
No White House press briefing today.
The last briefing was September 10th.
The White House has only held 1 briefing since August 23rd.
Trump’s first press conference in 587 days was a horrifying 80-minute meltdown
Anecdotes contained later in the thread.
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"
Under Trump, ICE quietly authorized a new list of restraining devices for use on its detainees, according to a document obtained under FOIA.
One of the devices, a full-body restraint, has been involved in multiple deaths.
Trump says, "If I wasn't elected, you'd be in a war," while answering question about prospect of a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Trump started his day at Trump Tower during his stay in New York marking his 206th day at one of his properties since taking office at our expense.
One college friend of Kavanaugh's said she'd frequently been drunk with him and that he could often be found slumped over, asleep, during and after parties.
"He drank a lot — he wasn’t falling asleep reading a book," the ex-friend told BuzzFeed. “
Kavanaugh's remarks on drinking rankled Yale classmates, prompting them to speak out for the 1st time.
"He's trying to paint himself as some kind of choir boy," said Lynne Brookes, a Republican. "You can't lie your way onto the Supreme Court."
Dr. Ford sent Judiciary Cmte sworn declarations from 4 people told about her alleged sexual assault before Kavanaugh was nominated:
1. Adela Gildo-Mazzon, June 2013
2. Keith Koegler, 2016 & June 29, 2018
3. Rebecca White, 2017
4. Russel Ford, 2012
On 6/29/18, two days after Justice Kennedy announced his resignation, Ford friend Keith Koegler wrote to Ford: "I remember you telling me about [assault], but I don't remember his name. Do you mind telling me so I can read about him?"
Ford's response: "Brett Kavanaugh"
Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's legal team has released a copy of a polygraph examination report regarding her allegation against Brett Kavanaugh, HuffPost reports.
One of the most significant details in the Ford polygraph report:
Ford alleges that she was pushed into the room against her will and the door was locked, which suggests real premeditation.
Powerful Written Testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford
John Clune, the lawyer for Kavanaugh accuser Deborah Ramirez, says she is willing to testify publicly to Congress. today.com/video/lawyer-f…
Michael Avenatti finally releases details about his client and her allegations against Kavanaugh and Mark Judge, made in a sworn declaration.
Michael Avenatti said on @MSNBC that Julie Swetnick is prepared to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee: "100%. Absolutely."
Trump today: "They could have pushed it through weeks ago, and you wouldn't be talking about it right now, which is what I would have preferred."
Trump Sept. 18: "We should go through a process, because there shouldn’t even be a little doubt.”
@PressSec: “[Trump] wants this process to come to a vote because that’s what’s supposed to happen in every single one of these instances where someone is nominated, they have a hearing, and then the senators vote on it.”
Ahem, Merrick Garland?
Trump believes “that he must personally take charge of defending his embattled nominee ahead of Thursday's critical appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee.”
Schumer: "I strongly believe Judge Kavanaugh should withdraw from consideration. If he will not, at the very least, the hearing & vote should be postponed while the FBI investigates all of these allegations. If our Republican colleagues proceed ... it would be a travesty."
Jeff Merkley announced he's seeking an injunction in federal court designed to stop a final vote on Brett Kavanaugh, asserting an obstruction of his constitutional duty to advise and consent on nominees.
Kavanaugh's support has dropped 18 points among *Republican women*, with 49% thinking he should be confirmed. 15% in opposition.
When it comes to Trump, support among Republican women fell 19 points, with 68% approving and 26% disapproving.
The Senate Judiciary Committee plans to interview Brett Kavanaugh about the third woman accusing him of sexual misconduct, Julie Swetnick, according to correspondence obtained by POLITICO.
Susan Collins has reportedly raised serious concerns at a private meeting about the newest allegations against Brett Kavanaugh.
The Judiciary Cmte. is inquiring about at least one additional allegation against Kavanaugh.
According to an anonymous complaint sent to Cory Gardner, Kavanaugh physically assaulted a woman he socialized with in DC area in 1998 while inebriated.
Trump says China has been trying to interfere in the U.S. midterm elections because he has been tough on trade.
Worth noting Trump repeatedly praises his relationship with China’s Xi, but did not today.
Also: he did not mention Russia. Again.
Ford Motor Chief Executive Officer James Hackett said that metals tariffs are costing the carmaker $1 billion. reut.rs/2DJ3bJN
Nikki Haley says that the laughter at Trump at the United Nations, after Trump said his admin had accomplished more than almost any other in history, was prompted by respect for Trump's 'honesty'.
McMaster confirmed the Cohn-paper theft anecdote and calls it “appropriate” for him to have done. washingtonexaminer.com/news/hr-mcmast…
Whoa -- Rudy Giuliani photographed with White Nationalist mayoral candidate who distributed anti-Semitic literature
The U.S. government estimates that 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter — the disease's highest death toll in at least four decades. nbcnews.to/2DwCMOT
During today's news conference at the UN, Trump portrayed himself as a victim of allegations of sexual misconduct, discussed Kavanaugh allegations, and Rod Rosenstein's future, and much more.
Trump: “Look, if we brought George Washington here and we said we have George Washington, the Democrats would vote against him, just so you understand. And he may have had a bad past, who knows.”
Well, he was a slave owner.
Trump claimed in his press conference that he rejected a meeting with Justin Trudeau.
But a Trudeau spokeswoman says that "no meeting was requested" by the Canadian government.
Trump: "They weren't laughing at me. They were laughing with me."
No, they were laughing *at* you.
Trump: Expert says China has great respect for "Donald Trump's very, very large a'brain."
Trump says the allegations against him impact his opinion of those against Kavanaugh:
“It does impact my opinion. You know why? Because I’ve had a lot of false charges made against me. I’m a very famous person, unfortunately.”
Asked about the message he's sending to young men during the #MeToo moment, Trump didn't directly answer the question and repeated his defense of sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh and his view that “this is a con game.”
Trump says he may delay a planned Thursday meeting with Deputy AG Rosenstein and that his "preference would be to keep him."
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In case you missed yesterday's thread:
Another accusation against Kavanaugh that he was asked about by Senate staffers this week: an alleged rape on a boat in Rhode Island in 1985. Kavanaugh denies.
This would be a 5th accuser.
Rand Paul's push to lift some Russia sanctions failed in committee. He was the only one to vote for it; the other 20 SFRC senators opposed. “It was soundly defeated for obvious reasons” Corker says. Senators now questioning Paul’s motives thedailybeast.com/rand-pauls-pus…