Billy Bush reflects on Trump "Access Hollywood" tape two years later: "My life went from order to chaos" hill.cm/0JoFujT
Day 582 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
The U.S. has witnessed 8 mass shootings in the 7 completed days of October, bringing this year's total to 279.
All of 2018: 279
Middle school administrators couldn't decide whether a trans student should be sheltered with boys or girls during an active shooter drill, so they left her outside.
Former Trump White House Communications Director Hope Hicks has joined the Murdochs’ “New Fox” — Fox, Fox News, Fox Business & FS1 — as EVP and Chief Communications Officer.
Trump and Fox joined at the hip.
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"
It's remarkable that the Times this week posted a months-long investigation into Trump, reporting that he "participated in dubious tax schemes during the 1990s, including instances of outright fraud," and so few people are still talking about it.
WSJ columnist actually tries to dismiss the exhaustive NYT report by comparing decades of apparent tax fraud by Trump and his family with "failure to procure a valid fishing license." wsj.com/articles/dogs-…
Dems will want Trump's tax returns if they take control of the House or Senate, key lawmakers tell WSJ.
The Ways and Means chair can demand and receive any taxpayer's records from the IRS for confidential review and wouldn't need approval.
A source with direct knowledge tells Axios that John Kelly recently formed a small working group to start preparing for the possibility that Democrats will soon unleash Congress' top investigators on Trumpworld.
Trump has lost $1,000,000,000 in personal wealth since running for office, according to Forbes.
Doesn't account for "dark money"
Trump says Kavanaugh was caught up in a "hoax" set up by the Democrats: “It was all made up, it was fabricated, and it’s a disgrace"
Dr. Christine Ford's attorneys say that Ford is still not living at home and can't for "quite some time." She's still receiving "unending" death threats.
She saw Trump mocking her at that campaign speech. Her lawyers say she was "horrified."
Trump seems to be implying that Dr. Ford is among the "evil" here: "It was very, very unfair, what happened to him ... It was a disgraceful situation brought about by people that are evil." (via ABC)
Nancy Pelosi writes to House Democrats that she's filing a FOIA request to make public documents related to Republicans' handling of the Kavanaugh FBI investigation "to preserve the full record of this dark chapter." foxnews.com/politics/pelos…
The Kavanaugh fight appears to have saved Rod Rosenstein.
He traveled with Trump to the IACP police convention. Trump says he has no plans to fire Rosenstein: "I actually have a good relationship other than there's no collusion."
The New York City mansion of Oleg Deripaska—the Russian oligarch closely linked to Paul Manafort—has been frozen alongside all of his U.S. assets, according to the NY Post. nypost.com/2018/10/08/fed…
Important point from BuzzFeed: Kavanaugh's confirmation opens up a new seat on the powerful federal appeals court in Washington that Trump will get to fill.
Next month, the court will take up a challenge to Robert Mueller's authority.
Giuliani says that talks w/Mueller team over possible Trump interview have continued behind the scenes.
"Jane [Raskin] talks to [Jim] Quarles constantly. We’re still negotiating."
Giuliani says Mueller's team hasn't threatened a subpoena. "They haven't. I can say that."
Rick Gates requested proposals in 2016 from an Israeli company to create fake online identities, to use social media manipulation and to gather intelligence to help defeat Republican primary race opponents and Hillary Clinton, NYT reports. nytimes.com/2018/10/08/us/…
Investigators working for Mueller have obtained copies of the proposals and questioned employees of the Israeli company, Psy-Group, people familiar with those interviews tell NYT.
Reminder: Trump's 2016 presidential campaign still hasn't paid more than $200,000 in police protection
Trump tried to pit thousands of law enforcement officers against the media. Loud applause, some standing and staring at press pen, as Trump shames “the media” for not reporting on how much Americans love law enforcement.
This is a police *chiefs* convention.
Trump says he’s instructed Attorney General’s Office to immediately go to Chicago to solve shooting wave. He calls for “stop and frisk” in Chicago. "It works and it was meant for problems like Chicago,” Trump says.
Trump Ignores The Impacts Of Climate Change At His Peril - And Ours:
The Trump administration says that climate change is happening and there's nothing we can do to stop it. But the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel…
Trump again makes no mention of indigenous peoples in Columbus Day proclamation hill.cm/EL1pZKA
“The First Lady did a tremendous job representing our country in Africa - like no one has before." -- Donald Trump
"Like no one has before."
The Army's top civilian on Monday said the service has found $25 billion in its budget that it will reallocate to new priorities over the next five years.
In 2009...Kanye West tried to silence Taylor Swift with a nonsensical, unhinged rant.
Taylor rose up & embarassed him with her smarts, class & talent.
In 2018.... not much has changed.
“On behalf of our nation, I want to apologize to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the terrible pain and suffering you have been forced to endure,” says Trump.
Trump also declared Kavanaugh was 'proven innocent'
At the end of the Kavanaugh swearing in, Trump fist pumped as he walked out of the East Room.
It's almost as if he's celebrating his freedom.
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In case you missed yesterday's thread:
"This report makes it clear: There is no way to mitigate climate change without getting rid of coal," according to an author of a landmark report from the United Nations' scientific panel on climate change.
Hmm. Watch Kavanaugh push his wife out of the way.