Day 584 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
A month after a mass shooting at its Cincinnati headquarters, Fifth Third Bank is cutting its ties to the gun industry. guns.com/2018/10/09/fif…
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"
The zero-tolerance immigration cases are largely symbolic. They’re misdemeanors; most end in people being sentenced to no jail time and a $10 fee.
But they were the mechanism for separating thousands of migrants from their children.
A Miami dad, an immigrant from Argentina who was applying for permanent residency, lost his wallet this summer.
When he got a call from someone saying it had been found, he went to collect it.
He was greeted by ICE agents, who detained him.
‘Donald Trump has gotten played by Kim Jong-un’ — Sen. Markey is cutting through Trump’s bullsh*t on North Korea
South Korea eyes lifting of some sanctions against North Korea to create more momentum for diplomacy aimed at improving relations and defusing the nuclear crisis. aje.io/utkaq
Trump on South Korea potentially lifting sanctions on North Korea:
"They do nothing without our approval."
The Roger Stone aide who's mounting a constitutional challenge to Mueller wants to take his case to the Supreme Court and feels "great" that Brett Kavanaugh will be on the bench to, hopefully, deal a major blow to the Russia investigation.
Responding to a lawsuit that alleges the Trump camp & Roger Stone worked with Russia & WikiLeaks to publish hacked DNC emails, Trump lawyers argue the 1st Amendment protects the campaign's "right to disclose information—even stolen information."
Richard Pinedo, charged with identity fraud by Mueller, has just been sentenced to one year imprisonment, broken up into six months in prison and six months in home confinement.
Pinedo is the third person to be sentenced in the Mueller probe.
Peter W. Smith was largely dismissed as a bit player in the Russia investigation.
The more we learn, the more he's emerging as a potential central piece.
Peter Smith, the late GOP activist, struck up a relationship with Michael Flynn as early as 2015 and told associates during the campaign that he was using Flynn's connections to help him on his quest to find Clinton's emails, WSJ reports.
In an email reviewed by WSJ, one of Peter Smith's former associates wrote to a friend last week, "As you're aware Peter started a business relationship with Mike Flynn in November 2015. We spoke with him on the day he left for his trip to Moscow." wsj.com/articles/late-…
Rick Gates, the government’s star witness in Paul Manafort trial, being sued by his former lawyers for the $369,000 they say he owes them, @BobVanVoris reports.
Christopher Steele has finally broken his 18 months of silence in an email to Vanity Fair: "In these strange and troubling times, it is hard to speak unpalatable truths to power, but I believe we all still have a duty to do so." news.sky.com/story/trump-do…
Christopher Steele: "At a time when governance is so distorted and one-sided, as I believe it currently is in the United States, the media has a key role to play in holding it accountable."
Shortly after Mueller was appointed special counsel, Rosenstein and McCabe got into a tense standoff, each insisting that the other should step aside from the Russia probe, WaPo reports.
Rod Rosenstein had been scheduled to meet with House investigators in aftermath of reports he discussed wearing a wire and invoking 25th Amendment.
But sources say tomorrow’s meeting has been scrapped.
Unclear if they’ll talk before midterms.
Trump talked recently with Jeff Sessions's own chief of staff about replacing Sessions as attorney general, WaPo reports.
This whole 4-minute clip is worth watching. Kamala Harris grills FBI Director Chris Wray on the Kavanaugh supplemental background investigation, Wray confirms that the investigation was "limited in scope" by the White House. (via CSPAN)
@maddow: Why can't (Wray) discuss whether the scope of the investigation included whether Kavanaugh lied to Congress in his testimony? Can that be discussed only in closed session with Senators? Or not at all?
When Trump says he will protect people with preexisting conditions, folks should know the DOJ may be putting those protections (that are part of Obamacare) in jeopardy in federal court.
The Senate rejected an effort by Democrats to block the Trump admin from promoting short-term healthcare plans as an alternative to Obamacare.
The measure received the support of all 49 Democratic senators and Susan Collins. washingtonexaminer.com/news/senate-re…
Susan Glasser on Nikki Haley: "There's no way she doesn't know this will be interpreted as the most senior woman on the national-security team leaving not even two days after he swears in Kavanaugh." newyorker.com/news/current/w…
Lisa Murkowski hits back at Trump: I know Alaska "better than he does." apnews.com/3c103f57d1f54b…
"few bad actors":
During a meeting at Mar-a-Lago, Trump raised Sheldon Adelson's casino bid to Japanese PM Abe.
The Japanese side was surprised.
"It was totally brought up out of the blue. They were a little incredulous that he would be so brazen."
@BIMCO_PS comments: “We anticipated trade lanes to change due to the ongoing trade war between China and the US.
But it’s fair to say that Iran’s massive and sudden appetite for US soya beans is unexcepted"
Acting EPA chief Andrew Wheeler has repeatedly engaged with inflammatory content on his personal Facebook and Twitter accounts including liking a racist image of Barack and Michelle Obama and retweeting a Pizzagate conspiracy theorist.
Eric Holder: "Michelle [Obama] always says, 'When they go low, we go high.' No. No. When they go low, we kick them." cnn.com/2018/10/10/pol…
The proposal would:
✓ close 80 percent of the White House sidewalk
✓ put new limits on spontaneous demonstrations
✓ open the door to charging fees for protesting
Kanye West on Trump: "The mob can’t make me not love him. We are both dragon energy." The two will have lunch at the White House on Thursday on.wsj.com/2Pryf23
Trump explains Hurricane Michael: 'It's like a big tornado'
"When it comes to hurricanes, there's a tremendous amount of wind and water.
You just don't hear about that."
Today marked the worst market sell-off since February, which analysts attributed in part to trade tensions with China.
WH statement: "The fundamentals and future of the U.S. economy remain incredibly strong."
Trump: “The Fed has gone crazy.”
Trump posts a pic of the crowd attending his rally in Erie, PA that Jim @Acosta took and posted earlier on his twitter page.
Via pool, as Trump landed in PA: "Asked if his words about 'enemy of the people' may have contributed to the Khashoggi situation, Trump did not answer."
FWIW, Khashoggi had been critical of Trump.
He was reportedly banned from Saudi Arabia for it.
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Chuck Schumer says he supports "any legal effort" to make Trump's tax returns public.
In case you missed yesterday's thread:
President Trump directly accused Hillary Clinton of engaging in a conspiracy with Russia to affect the 2016 election during a rally in Pennsylvania.
Trump's projection never ends.