Day 595 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
The United States has seen 18 mass shootings in the 20 completed days of October, bringing this year's total to 289.
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 is pushing a laughably false conspiracy theory about immigration in order to incite racial panic because he’s worried that voters will punish his party in the midterms for trying to take away health care from tens of millions of Americans.
"We aren't coming from Honduras because we want to, we come because we have to," Jorge Antonio Perez, a migrant who had crossed into Mexico, said. nbcnews.to/2EyEsrF
U.S., South Korea suspend another joint military exercise to give more breathing room for ongoing denuclearization talks with North Korea. abcn.ws/2EJhD4C
In an interview with WaPo, Trump did not call for the ouster of Mohammed bin Salman and instead praised his leadership, calling the prince "a strong person, he has very good control." wapo.st/2CTAuIR
Trump on Jared and MBS: “They are just two young people.”
This is the same excuse typically given when white people commit crimes.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she doesn't accept Saudi Arabia's explanation of the death of Jamal Khashoggi.
This is what leadership on the world stage looks like.
Canada condemns killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
This is how it's done!
Read the statement:
Karen Attiah, Jamal Khashoggi's editor at WaPo, says of Saudi Arabia's story on Khashoggi's death: "This is not an explanation. This is an attempt at a cover up." (via ABC)
'We don't know where the body is,' says Saudi FM on Khashoggi.
Saudi Arabia's FM Adel al-Jubeir said Sunday the kingdom did not know where the body of slain journalist was, despite admitting to the killing & calling it a “tremendous mistake.”
Bob Corker says he thinks Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince was behind the death of Jamal Khashoggi: "Do I think he did it? Yes, I think he did it. Let's finish this investigation." (via CNN)
"In many ways, an investigation involving the crown prince ... is like asking Tony Soprano to help figure out who was behind a mob hit. 'It is absurd to entrust the investigation of Khashoggi's murder to those most likely to have ordered it.'"
Schiff on the death of Jamal Khashoggi: "This ought to be a relationship-altering event for the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, that we ought to suspend military sales, we ought to suspend certain security assistance." (via ABC)
Dick Durbin: "The only person on earth outside of the Saudi kingdom who appears to accept it is Donald Trump … we ought to expel— formally expel the Saudi Ambassador from the U.S. until there is a completion of a third party investigation."
Martin Heinrich is calling for a ban on oil imports from Saudi Arabia "until the highest levels of Saudi government are held accountable for their actions" in the death of Jamal Khashoggi. bit.ly/2AlundD
Schiff: We "ought to determine whether financial motives are motiving the president and the first family" when it comes to U.S.-Saudi policy.
"This is the very problem with the president not releasing his tax returns." (via ABC)
Experts say Trump is abdicating America's role as a beacon of morality & human rights and is, instead, pursuing a foreign policy shaped by commercial self-interest.
"We, too, are running a foreign policy not based on principles or values." wapo.st/2ECCR4c
Huge If True: 'Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman spoke on the phone with journalist Jamal Khashoggi moments before he was murdered in the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul, claims Turkish pro-government daily Yeni Safak.'
FOIA'ed docs obtained by a gov't watchdog show Rex Tillerson flew around the U.S. on military jets that cost $10,000/hour to operate.
Several trips to his home state of Texas were described as "personal travel" on internal documents. m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5b…
Mikhail Gorbachev, who negotiated disarmament deals with Ronald Reagan in the 1980s, called Trump's plan to withdraw from one such treaty "not the work of a great mind"
Documents show that TD Bank loaned $3,000,000 to a company connected to Russian tax fraud, which has turned up as evidence in the Mueller investigation, according to BuzzFeed. buzzfeednews.com/article/azeeng…
The voter information for approximately 35,000,000 U.S. citizens in 19 states was being peddled on a popular hacking forum this week, two threat intelligence firms discovered, ZD Net reports.
Ex-ambassador to Mexico pens op-ed detailing "extreme" chaos under Trump: I was "glad to escape" hill.cm/dxNPgSz
First 19 months of the Trump Administration: 3.58 millions jobs
Last 19 months of the Obama Administration: 3.96 million jobs
Job growth has technically slowed since Trump took office
GOP senator pushes back on potential additional tax cuts: "We can't go further into debt" hill.cm/MWkLt0t
Interesting argument. Trump may be legally bound on his Warren payment promise: "Trump's grand promise to pay $1M to charity in exchange for Senator Warren's DNA test fits the textbook definition of an 'offer to enter into a unilateral contract.'"
Trump is looking to define gender as fixed at birth. It's the latest move to roll back protections for transgender people, NYT reports.
LGBTQ groups organize protests after report on Trump planning to narrow definition of gender hill.cm/x8zOwYb
Pastor slams Evangelicals for "trading their moral coral" to support Trump due to their stance on abortion hill.cm/OwThrzY
Minnesota Republican Senate candidate Karin Housley compared then-first lady Michelle Obama to a "chimp" in 2009, HuffPost reports. huffingtonpost.com/entry/karin-ho…
Sheldon Adelson delivered another $25 million to help Republicans try to hold control of the US Senate in the Nov. 6 election, adding to the more than $87 million they previously gave to bolster GOP’s midterm campaign.
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In case you missed yesterday's thread:
Special counsel examines conflicting accounts as scrutiny of Roger Stone and WikiLeaks deepens. washingtonpost.com/db9ab1c2-bde5-…