-#MAGABomber Taken Into Custody
-Sz "Bomb" Coverage Unfortunate
-Refuses 2 Contact Those Targeted
-Repeats Soros "Lock em' Up" Chant
-Invites Vladimir Putin 2 White House
-Complains His Twitter Count Stalled
-Holds His 39th Rally Since Election
Day 600 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
A gunman who killed 2 people at a Kroger in Kentucky tried to enter a predominantly black church minutes before the attack, the police said. "I'm just thankful that all of our doors and security was in place," the church administrator said.
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 Trump administration has discovered 14 more kids in their care for months that were separated from their parents, raising new questions about the accuracy of their counting: sfchronicle.com/politics/artic…
@ACLU: To the Trump administration and all other politicians who are hoping that we'll forget about their anti-immigrant agenda: We're not going anywhere.
Trump is considering taking executive action to bar migrants, including asylum seekers, from entering the country at the southern border, people familiar with the plan tell NYT.
Trump has found his Reichstag fire.
The caravan is a purely manufactured crisis, and if it succeeds in keeping the House in GOP hands, it will further insulate Trump from accountability, consolidating his power.
The grand jury investigating Michael Cohen is also scrutinizing "others" who may not be aware of prosecutors' interest in them, the U.S. said in a court filing. bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
"Where is the body?" Erdogan piles more pressure on Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi murder wapo.st/2D6KGgW
James Clapper on CNN: "I do think [Trump] bears some responsibility for the coarseness and uncivility of the dialogue in this country and that he needs to remember that his words count ... He should think about that in the way he addresses the country."
With everything going on, Trump is worried why his Twitter following is not growing. Really? Seriously?
Trump hits "globalists" at WH event after call for unity in wake of bomb-scare suspects arrested. Several audience members shout out "George Soros" and others shout "lock 'em up." Trump chuckles, points and repeats "lock 'em up."
"[Trump] stepped on his own message just minutes after repeating his calls for unity by attacking Democrats, 'fake polls' and other opponents"
Blaming violence on the targets of the violence - as Trump, his son, and their supporters have done over the past 48 hours - is a form of condoning and inciting violence
The #FBI confirmed an 11th package was recovered in Florida, similar in appearance to the others, addressed to Sen. Cory Booker.
The one addressed to James Clapper also said "c/o CNN" and was discovered at a Manhattan postal facility.
The discovery brought the total number of devices to 12
In Trump's third tweet since the announcement of an 11th and a 12th bomb, he finally mentions the bombs. But he only mentions them to complain that they have slowed his "momentum." Not to express concern. Not to even say that he is being briefed.
Suspicious package being investigated in Sacramento, California. CNN reports package was addressed to Democratic Senator Kamala Harris. If confirmed, package would be 13th intercepted so far.
Authorities investigating another suspicious package intercepted in Burlingame, CA that was addressed to Tom Steyer.
The law enforcement source says the package is similar to the other suspicious packages. This would become the 14th bomb mailed to political opponents.
NBC's Pete Williams reported on @MSNBC that a person had been arrested in connection with the string of package bombs and will face charges in connection with the bombs.
DNA evidence played a role in the arrest of Cesar Sayoc, Jr., 56, the officials said.
The suspect is a registered Republican, according to records.
The Twitter page for #MAGABomber Cesar Sayoc targets:
and many others
These details are from this deeply disturbing profile of the mail bomber suspect and his political views
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Sessions says bombing suspect charged with five crimes, including illegal mailing of explosives.
Sessions struggled to explain why the #MAGABomber targeted Democrats.
FBI Director Christopher Wray: "These are not hoax devices."
There's plenty of crow to be eaten by Trumpsters who claimed this was a "hoax".
In light of FBI Director Wray explicitly saying "these are not hoax devices," it's worth noting just how many conservative and far-right activists attempted to suggest that these explosive devices were part of a false flag operation.
14 packages discovered, so far:
* George Soros
* Eric Holder
* John Brennan
* Maxine Waters (D.C. area)
* Maxine Waters (L.A.)
* Robert De Niro
* Joe Biden (New Castle, DE)
* Joe Biden (Wilmington)
* Cory Booker
* Kamala Harris
* Tom Steyer
At no point since the bombs began to arrive has Trump expressed one word of sympathy for any of the targets theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/… - beyond a curt retweet of an appropriate statement by Pence
Trump, asked if his rhetoric is to blame for the bombings, replies, "Not at all, no. There is no blame. There is no anything." (via CBS)
He never accepts blame...for anything.
"I did not see my face on the van. I don't know, I heard he was a person that preferred me over others, but I did not see that."
Reminder: Trump lies.
Trump, asked if he will call the Obamas or any of the other targets: "If they wanted me to, but I think we'll probably pass, thank you very much." (via CBS)
"I think we'll probably pass"
President Obama: "The consequences of anybody sitting out of this election are profound. Because America is at a crossroads right now ... Maybe most of all, the character of our country is on the ballot." (via ABC)
Obama: "What we have not seen before, in our recent public life at least, is politicians just blatantly, repeatedly, baldly, shamelessly lying. Making stuff up. Calling up, down. Calling black, white." (via ABC)
Obama: "They didn't care about [Hillary's] emails...if they did, they'd be up in arms right now as the Chinese are listening to [Trump's] iPhone that he leaves in his golf cart. It turns out, I guess it wasn't that important." (via CBS)
Obama: "When words stop meaning anything...democracy doesn't work. Society can't work. If you can just say anything, and there are no consequences... how are we going to have any kind of accountability?" (via CBS)
Obama: "[Trump] said he'd pass a middle-class tax cut before the next election. Congress isn't even in session. He just makes it up ... That is not spin ... That's lying." (via CBS)
Guardian: Brett Kavanaugh used to attend an all-male dining club. A member once argued a case before his DC Court. Kavanaugh ruled in favor of the member's client. Another member, Noel Francisco, will aruge cases before SCOTUS on behalf of Trump. theguardian.com/us-news/2018/o…
WATCH: Trump's national security advisor John Bolton invites Putin to Washington next year
Reminder: Putin and Trump are also set to meet in Paris when they attend Nov. 11 events marking 100 years since Armistice Day.
Stocks slide globally, U.S. Treasury prices rise.
It looks like we are heading into a Trump trade-war induced global recession.
Dianne Feinstein says that Trump rallies "create hatred and then hatred drives people to do things like this."
"There is a proverb or line in the Bible that says you reap what you sow," Feinstein said. kron4.com/news/californi…
@MSNBC aired footage of the crowd at Trump's rally in North Carolina (long before Trump has even arrived) loudly and repeatedly chanting, "CNN SUCKS."
This is the second “CNN sucks” crowd chant this evening at the Bojangles Coliseum, before Trump has landed here in Charlotte
Well, at this NC rally, Trump's back to knocking "Crooked Hillary" and encouraging chants of "Lock Her Up."
"Oh, boy, they're going to be reporting about you tonight," he tells the mob, err, crowd.
His restraint about blasting the pipe-bomb targets lasted one rally.
Trump accuses media of trying to use mail bombs to "score political points" against him hill.cm/puWle4W
Trump is talking longer than usual tonight about chain migration and how Democrats want to bring immigrants here to vote. He did not mention his in-laws became citizens through chain migration.
11 Days until midterm elections.
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