Day 604 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
According to @GunDeaths, there have now been 298 American mass shootings in 36 different states in the 302 completed days of 2018.
Real-time USA gun violence numbers for 2018:
•12,105 gun deaths
•23,598 gun injuries
•557 children shot
•2,351 teenagers shot
•1,669 armed home invasions
•1,490 defensive gun use incidents
•1,325 unintentional shootings
•298 mass shootings
Mark Hetfield, the CEO of HIAS, the group targeted by the Pittsburgh shooter, says he hasn't had a call for the White House or the State Department. msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/…
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto: "Once you arm and have people in synagogues, in mosques, in churches, and schools, you start to have them in daycares ... We might as well move into a prison at that point because we're living in a police state."
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy proposed new restrictions on the sale of guns and ammunition in the wake of the Tree of Life mass shooting, including legislation blocking people who are barred from purchasing guns from purchasing ammunition.
Synagogue shooting victim's family rejects offer to meet Trump: 'He was blaming the community'
Declined to join Trump in Pittsburgh:
* Mayor Bill Peduto
* Sen. Pat Toomey
* Gov. Tom Wolf
* Allegheny Co. Exec. Rich Fitzgerald
* Conor Lamb, who reps the area, said he wasn't invited to any event
Pool: "Once in central Pittsburgh there were thick groups of pedestrians watching the motorcade ... At a couple places people had their thumbs down or a middle finger up. 'We didn’t invite you here,' one man holding a baby was heard shouting. 'Trump♥️Nazis' said one sign."
Holding signs that say "denounce white nationalism," a mass of protesters sings in Pittsburgh as Trump and the first family visit the Tree of Life synagogue in the wake of deadly mass shooting.
Trump could hear the thousands of protesters down the street as he showed up unwanted and uninvited to the scene of the synagogue shooting.
Pittsburgh Penguins players are wearing special "Stronger Than Hate" patches on their jerseys for tonight's game against the New York Islanders. nhl.com/penguins/news/…
Pharrell has sent Trump a legal threat for playing 'Happy' after the synagogue shooting.
"On the day of the mass murder of 11 human beings at the hands of a deranged 'nationalist,' you played his song 'Happy' to a crowd at a political event."
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"
US troops at the border would also outnumber the group of migrants moving toward the border by more than two to one.
Two-thirds of those migrants are women and children. buzzfeednews.com/article/verabe…
Chris Coons: "Democrats have repeatedly voted to invest in border security. [Trump] is spreading a falsehood that somehow Democrats believe in open borders.
Nothing could be further from the truth."
Kim Jong Un *Is* different from his father and grandfather.
Unlike them, he has thermonuclear weapons and ICBMs to deliver them.
Khashoggi's fiancé: "I'm disappointed by the actions of the leadership in many countries, particularly in the U.S."
"Trump should help reveal the truth and ensure justice be served. He should not pave the way for a cover-up of my fiancé’s murder."
Patti Davis: "[Trump] will never offer comfort, compassion or empathy to a grieving nation. It’s not in him ... he will always be glib and inappropriate. So I have a wild suggestion: Let’s stop asking him. His words are only salt in our wounds." washingtonpost.com/opinions/lets-…
Trump plans to sign an executive order that would remove the right to citizenship for babies of non-citizens and unauthorized immigrants born on U.S. soil. axios.com/trump-birthrig…
@ACLU: Trump "cannot erase the Constitution with an executive order, and the 14th Amendment’s citizenship guarantee is clear. This is a transparent and blatantly unconstitutional attempt to sow division & fan the flames of anti-immigrant hatred days ahead of the midterms”
“Whether the move is legal or not, Trump seemed to welcome the controversy his comments ignited. The White House has been intent on stoking a debate over immigration as a way to motivate Trump’s base to turn out...” washingtonpost.com/politics/trump…
What's galling about Trump's latest birthright citizenship stunt is that it ratchets up the xenophobic demagoguery at a moment when Trump's incitement is badly hurting the country and may be helping create a climate for hate-inspired mass murders: washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-lin…
Rick Scott walks away when asked if he supports Trump ending birthright citizenship goo.gl/8Zz9n3
George Conway (husband of Kellyanne) and Neal Katyal: Trump's proposal to end birthright citizenship is unconstitutional
There is no new middle class tax cut and Trump can't end birthright citizenship by executive order.
Taking health care away from millions, on the other hand, is something he & Republicans can do. And they will absolutely try if they can.
Joe Biden: "I am sick and tired of this administration...I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired, and I hope you are, too. Three times— three times this past week, the forces of hate have terrorized our fellow Americans." (via ABC)
Joe Biden: "Americans already know who Donald Trump is. The question is: Who are we? Who are we? ... We haven't been clear on that the last year and a half." (via ABC)
Pointing to Trump's rhetoric, calling him "the rhetorical China shop bull who is now our president," attorneys for the Kansas militiaman convicted of a mosque bomb plot are asking for a more lenient sentence.
The State Department's envoy to combat anti-Semitism has been left vacant since Trump took office. nbcnews.com/politics/donal…
Andrew Gillum responds to Trump: "I think it's pretty pitiful ... but I will tell you this much, he's met his match. I don't believe in backing down and certainly won't when it comes to standing up for the things we believe." (via ABC)
The Special Counsel's office was made aware of a scheme to pay off women to make up sexual harassment claims against Mueller. It has referred the scheme to the FBI. STORY: theatlantic.com/politics/archi…
"When we learned last week of allegations that women were offered money to make false claims about the Special Counsel, we immediately referred the matter to the FBI for investigation," special counsel spokesman Peter Carr said in a statement. theatlantic.com/politics/archi…
A company called “Surefire Intelligence” has ties to this Mueller smear.
Jacob Wohl denied having ties to Surefire.
Surefire’s official phone number redirects to a voicemail box registered to Jacob's mom.
Mueller appears to be intently focused on the question of whether WikiLeaks coordinated its activities with Roger Stone and the Trump campaign, WaPo reports.
On Friday, Mueller's team re-questioned Steve Bannon about Roger Stone. washingtonpost.com/politics/muell…
Every time Trump mentions the Saudi arms deal, he has made claims ranging from '500,000 jobs' to 'over a million jobs.'
But, an internal document seen by Reuters from Lockheed Martin forecasts *fewer than 1,000 positions* would be created. reuters.com/article/us-sau…
That brings "total debt issuance in 2018 to $1.338 trillion, compared with $546 billion in 2017. That would be the highest annual debt issuance since $1.586 trillion in 2010, when the U.S. economy was still crawling out of a recession."
The Interior Department Inspector General has referred one of its ongoing probes into Ryan Zinke to the Justice Department for further investigation, WaPo reports.
Three weeks after Kanye West's visit to the Oval Office, he says he realizes he has been "used." Doesn't mention Trump specifically.
Can we all agree to call this #Yexit?
Today, @benandjerrys has unveiled a new ice cream flavor that the company says is aimed at countering the Trump administration.
It’s called 'Pecan Resist' and depicts 3 women of color on the front. 👏👏🖒✊
7 Days until midterm elections.
We've got great candidates, great energy, and great issues. Take nothing for granted -- we can't let up.
To power a 🌊 this November, make SURE to vote & vote early, if possible!
In case you missed yesterday's thread:
"Signs read “Words matter” and “President Hate is not welcome in our state.” As if to hold up a beloved local figure in contrast to the president, the largest march began...where Mr. Rogers, the children’s television figure, used to live" nyti.ms/2yEYKKH