Day 586 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
As of late last night, there have been over 45,000 incidents of U.S. gun violence/crime so far this year.
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"
Officials separated a 5-year-old asylum seeker from her grandmother, then had the girl sign a contract agreeing to stay in detention.
Helen's form withdraws her request for a Flores bond hearing.
Helen signed her name in wobbly letters. newyorker.com/news/news-desk…
On Tuesday, ICE sent a 4-year-old separated child from the U.S. to Guatemala City without telling her family she was coming home.
Instead of reuniting with her deported father, the child spent another night in a government-run shelter.
The White House is actively considering plans that could again separate parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border, WaPo reports.
Stephen Miller is advocating for tough measures because he believes the earlier separations worked.
Under consideration is to detain asylum-seeking families for up to 20 days, then give parents a choice:
—Stay in detention with your child for months/years as cases proceed
—Allow children to be taken to a gov't shelter so others can seek custody
US Atty Ofc in New York says release of Michael Cohen search warrant materials would jeopardize 'ongoing grand jury investigation.'
Prosecutors want to make sealed filing to court Doc:
Rick Gates is *still* cooperating with Mueller; asks judge to remove GPS tracker, curfew
Speaking of false claims...
WaPo fact-checks: Trump’s $110 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia: Still fake. washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/…
Senators in both parties are gearing up to force a vote on scrapping U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia amid mounting frustration over Jamal Khashoggi. politico.com/story/2018/10/…
A close friend of Jamal Khashoggi says he believes the crown prince and the Saudis may well have felt emboldened by Trump's attacks on journalists as the 'enemy of the people.'
Trump's "rhetoric against journalists probably encouraged the Saudis." yahoo.com/news/khashoggi…
Don Jr. promoted a smear tying Jamal Khashoggi to Osama bin Laden, according to The Daily Beast, retweeting a series of tweets meant to imply that Khashoggi supported Islamic terrorism.
Oversight of Jared Kushner by a Democratic Congress is a national security necessity.
Steven Mnuchin told CNBC that Saudi Arabia has "been a very good partner," and that he still plans on attending the Saudi Future Investment Initiative conference despite the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi.
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A new document appears to contradict Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross's congressional testimony about discussions he had about adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, WaPo reports.
The fact that Wilbur Ross still has a job says a great deal about Trump's tolerance for scandal.
Usually, evidence of a cabinet secretary lying to Congress is a deal-breaker.
In the fight over sanctuary city status, Rahm Emanuel is suing the Justice Department for withholding millions in federal grant dollars from the Chicago Police Department.
China’s trade surplus with the U.S. hit a record $34.1 billion in September amid trade war
State Dept revokes Hillary Clinton's security clearance after she asked for it to be withdrawn.
Employee: "I quit"
Employer: "No, you're fired"
White House aides were ‘hugely embarrassed’ by Trump-Kanye visit rawstory.com/2018/10/cnn-wh…
Fox News swooned over Kanye West at the White House.
Here’s how it covered rappers visiting Obama. wapo.st/2Pr0SfK
CREW has filed a Hatch Act complaint against Sarah Huckabee Sanders for using her official government Twitter account to post a photo with Kanye West wearing a MAGA hat in the Oval Office.
Susan Glasser on Trump's rallies: What Trump "is actually saying is extraordinary ... It’s not just the whoppers or the particular outrage riffs ... It's the hate, and the sense of actual menace that [Trump] is trying to convey to his supporters."
WATCH: Trump says "Robert E. Lee was a great general" during Ohio rally, calling the Confederate leader "incredible."
Well, I guess he's scrapped the dog whistle.
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In case you missed yesterday's thread:
As we unpack Trump's hesitation to criticize Saudi Arabia and examine his business ties, remembering this from 2016:
Trump registered EIGHT new companies in Saudi Arabia during US election campaign shr.gs/61g9Oxe