A Florida man accused of groping a woman during a Southwest flight invoked Trump in his defense, telling authorities "[Trump] says it's OK to grab women by their private parts," according to an FBI complaint.
Day 597 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
The trial has been pushed back to next year for a 55-year-old Mesa man facing a federal ammunition-manufacturing charge in Las Vegas in connection with the deadliest mass shooting in the nation's modern history. bit.ly/2yVJQzf
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 admin has held hundreds of migrant children in tent city for months
We're better than this!
@costareports asked Pence about Trump’s claim that unknown Middle Easterners had infiltrated the migrant caravan heading to the U.S. border. “It’s inconceivable that there are not people of Middle Eastern descent."
Pence has no conscience.
Trump admits that there's no proof that there are "Middle Easterners" in the migrant caravan, contradicting himself, Pence, and several senior admin officials who claimed otherwise.
"There's no proof of anything. There's no proof of anything."
Turkey's foreign minister says Turkey would cooperate with international bodies if they were to launch an independent probe into the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi.
Turkey's president wants Saudi Arabia to identify those who ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. bit.ly/2See2OJ
Saudi crown prince gets standing ovation at global conference following Khashoggi's death
Who would possibly celebrate a man accused of ordering the murder of a journalist?
Trump's son-in-law on Saudi killing: “We’re getting facts in from multiple places. Once those facts come in, the secretary of state will work with our national security team to help us determine what we want to believe.”
A bipartisan group of more than 50 lawmakers sent a letter to Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats demanding information about whether U.S. officials attempted to warn Khashoggi about plans to target him. washingtonpost.com/powerpost/hous…
Trump on Khashoggi's killing: "They had a very bad original concept. It was carried out poorly and the cover-up was one of the worst cover-ups in the history of cover-ups. It's very simple. Bad deal. Somebody really messed up." (via ABC)
Trump, pressed on his Khashoggi 'cover-up' remarks earlier: "Nothing that they've done has gone well. It certainly has not been spoken of properly ... The process was no good. The execution was no good. And the cover-up was no good."
"execution was no good" Really?
U.S. financial institutions recently closed bank accounts tied to Russian oligarch Aras Agalarov, due in part to suspicious transactions that occurred just after the infamous Trump Tower meeting, which Agalarov helped organize. motherjones.com/politics/2018/…
A security aide to Yevgeny Prigozhin, a Russian businessman indicted by Mueller for interfering with the U.S. election, says Prigozhin has been involved in attacks on several people and at least one killing, a Russian newspaper reported. yahoo.com/news/russian-p…
Adam Schiff says if Dems take majority, a "high priority" for House Intel Committee will be to determine whether Russians were laundering money through the Trump Organization.
Also wants Don Jr phone records to see if he talked to his dad about 2016 mtg with Russians.
Comey mocks Trump over claim there are photos of him "hugging and kissing" Mueller after FBI found none hill.cm/YvoehEY
John Bolton claimed yesterday that Japan supports INF withdrawal.
The Japanese government begs to differ.
Is this administration honest about anything?
Trump has been referring to John Bolton as "Mike Bolton." Did so in the Oval again today c-span.org/video/?453538-…. He also called Steve Doocy "Pete Doocy" the other night.
Breaking: Puerto Rico is part of the United States 😉
Trump is running a midterm campaign based on stoking racial divisions and fear of immigrants, and in some cases the GOP is making open appeals to racism
A new report estimates that Bush and Trump era tax cuts for the wealthy have cost $2 trillion, the same amount that Republicans have proposed cutting from Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and Obamacare. nbcnews.com/politics/elect…
Trump says supposed 10% tax cut is going to be “net neutral” - believe he means revenue neutral - but won’t explain how it won’t raise deficit.
Says they’re going to propose a “resolution” this week - means legislation - but no bill is close to being introduced.
Tariffs are taxes on U.S. businesses and consumers.
Trump says California's stupidity is responsible for its forest fires. He concludes, "California, get on the ball. Because we're not gonna hand you any more money. It's ridiculous."
Trump talks withholding aid from California like he does with foreign countries. #pathetic
The Trump admin has taken new steps to broaden the availability of health plans that don't have to cover patients' preexisting medical conditions.
Call it what it is. "Junk insurance"
The next time you hear Trump talk about pre-existing conditions, remember that his administration just did this. huffingtonpost.com/entry/pre-exis…
The White House’s anti-socialism report inadvertently makes a case for single-payer
In The Service of Whim: How the White House scrambles to spin Trump’s mistruths and desires into reality.
A senior official at VA says he removed a portrait of the KKK's first grand wizard from his office after offended employees began signing a petition to present to Secretary Wilkie. He called it a "beautiful print," thought it was "very nice." washingtonpost.com/politics/i-tho…
CREW just filed a complaint against Kellyanne Conway for allegedly violating the Hatch Act.
It appears from this exchange, Melania's communications director is disputing she pushed birtherism.
Melania to Joy Behar in 2011: "Do you want to see President Obama's birth certificate or not. It's not a birth certificate."
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In case you missed yesterday's thread:
Doesnt this undermine Trump's repeated claim that Dems are for open borders and crime?
Pence, DHS and the White House rushed to try to back up Trump’s unsupported claim that “unknown Middle Easterners” were part of the migrant caravan in Central America — only to have Trump admit that there was no proof at all. washingtonpost.com/politics/in-th…
Inside the troubled HHS refugee office, where the director ignored warnings about separating kids and told his staff to stop keeping a spreadsheet. Fresh reporting on a problem that hasn't gone away. politico.com/story/2018/10/…
A story where White House and GOP staffers brag about how they’ve tricked the media into spreading propaganda:
“It doesn’t matter if it’s 100 percent accurate,” a senior Trump administration official told The Daily Beast. “This is the play.” thebea.st/2yuNyQS?source…
White House national security adviser John Bolton says he "had a series of very comprehensive" and "very productive" discussions with Russian officials in Moscow, including a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin
US National Security adviser, John Bolton, said he discussed Russian meddling in US elections with Putin which he called “particularly harmful”.