Day 612 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
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"
As The Votes Rolled In From The Midterms, Trump Officials Announced Another North Korea Meeting Canceled dlvr.it/QqjQhr
This is a chief prosecutor from Saudi Arabia who came to Turkey to supposedly investigate Jamal Khasshogi’s murder, but said nothing, did nothing. Riyadh’s strategy seems to be ducking down and waiting for the storm to pass.
"I'll have a much stronger opinion on that subject in the next week," Trump says about US response to Khashoggi murder.
House Republicans think last night was a bloodbath for them.
House Dems already have their list of Trump scandals to investigate.
Here It Is.
And it is very, very long.
Rep. Elijah Cummings: "I want to probe senior Administration officials across the government who have abused their positions of power ... as well as Trump’s decisions to act in his own financial self-interest rather than the best interests of the American people."
Swalwell: "We will conduct the investigations that Republicans won't ... We'll fill in the gaps on the Russia investigations. The American people will see his tax returns...because they should know if he is corrupt." today.com/video/democrat…
Don Jr. is telling friends he’s worried about being indicted as early as this week, per 3 sources close to him. vanityfair.com/news/2018/11/p…
Just guessing, but this is probably the first time a so-called president has threatened to investigate a new opposition-controlled House before it even takes office.
A new term today from McConnell, when talking about scrutiny of Trump by congressional Democrats: "presidential harassment"
He repeated it a few times. Clearly a new talking point.
Prior to entering a press briefing, the biggest expected change in White House remains that people think Kelly is likely to go, according to multiple aides and advisers.
We would learn otherwise.
Trump described the GOP-led senate as his personal version of the movie "My Bodyguard," as @johnrobertsFox asks about whether bipartisanship is possible if Dems drop a flurry of subpoenas.
This Trump news conference went completely off the rails.
White House aide grabs and tries to physically remove a microphone from CNN Correspondent Jim Acosta during a contentious exchange with Trump at a news conference.
@Yamiche asked a fair and important question about whether Trump's embrace of the "nationalist" label is an embrace of "white nationalism."
“That’s such a racist question,” Trump tells a reporter who asked him to respond to people who see his declaration of being a nationalist as emboldening white nationalists.
Via @markknoller: Today’s Trump news conference his longest, at 1 hr 26 mins. “Topped his newser in NYC at end of UN visit Sep 26 2018, which ran 1 hr 22 mins.”
Jeff Sessions resigns at Trump's request.
Trump refused to announce this at the press conference.
Because Sessions technically resigned, Trump can move any Senate-confirmed government official over to serve as attorney general.
The new acting Attorney General, Matthew Whitaker, wrote this last year: "Mueller's investigation of Trump is going too far."
Here's the new acting Attorney General in July 2017 defending Don Jr.'s decision to take the Trump Tower meeting with Russians offering "dirt" on Hillary Clinton: "You would always take that meeting."(via CNN)
The new acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker in 2016: "I would indict Hillary Clinton."
Whaddaya know: Mark Whitaker, now in charge of the Mueller investigation, chaired the 2014 campaign of Sam Clovis, a grand jury witness in that investigation.
If Whitaker is now supervising the Mueller investigation, any final report by Mueller will go to Whitaker, who could decline to make it public or transmit it to Congress.
But the House Intel Committee could subpoena it.
Former AG weighs in on Trump directing Sessions to resign -->
Chuck Schumer: "Given his previous comments advocating defunding and imposing limitations on the Mueller investigation, Mr. Whitaker should recuse himself from its oversight for the duration of his time as acting attorney general."
Flashback: Lindsey Graham in July 2017: "If Sessions is fired, there will be holy hell to pay." (via CNN)
On this issue -- like so many others, Susan Collins could have done something other than tweet, but she didn't and here we are...
Frank Figliuzzi, ex-FBI Assistant Director for Counterintel: "I think we are watching obstruction of justice play out right in plain sight." @MSNBC
"This adds to the obstruction case, it doesn't subtract from it," Chuck Rosenberg, former U.S. Attorney for EDVA said on @MSNBC
Feinstein: "Whitaker should come before the Senate Judiciary Committee as soon as possible and make a firm commitment not to interfere in the investigation, to include restricting the investigation or making changes in personnel. The special counsel’s work is critical."
Ron Wyden: "Donald Trump must be terrified about what Robert Mueller's investigation has uncovered. Trump is desperately trying to protect himself and his cronies from justice by installing a political hack as acting attorney general."
Maxine Waters: Deutsche Bank AG's lending to Trump is likely to be a focus of scrutiny for House Democrats. bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
Republican Sen. Alexander: "The Mueller investigation into Russian meddling in elections will continue ... no new Attorney General can be confirmed who will stop that investigation."
Paul Manafort's former son-in-law has been arrested on fraud charges.
Prosecutors allege Jeffrey Yohai engaged in wire fraud and ID theft while out on bond awaiting sentencing for different real estate-related financial crimes.
Trump could deepen his imprint on the federal judiciary with the help of an even larger senate GOP majority
China greenlights large batch of Ivanka Trump trademark applications washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pac…
The leader of a white nationalist group whose members marched in the Charlottesville white supremacist rally visited the W.H., according to pics he posted online.
Sources say he could not have reached the location by himself or on a tour.
WH announces suspension of credentials for CNN reporter Jim Acosta after incident where White House aide tried to physically remove a microphone from his hands.
This is what authoritarians do.
Trump says that he won't release his tax returns while they're under audit, says that "no one" would.
Remember: Even if they are under audit, Trump could release his tax returns at any time, even if they are under audit. usatoday.com/story/news/pol…
Democrats are preparing to use an obscure law to try to obtain a copy of Trump's tax returns
In case you missed yesterday's thread:
Trump's acting attorney general was a board member of Miami Beach-based company World Patent Marketing, which the FTC called a scam and shut down miaminewtimes.com/news/trumps-ac…
Whitaker ran interference for Sessions in 2017 when Sessions took heat over Kislyak conversations thedailybeast.com/jeff-sessions-…
Trump has told advisers that he intends to exploit divisions among House Democrats, pitting Pelosi against her new members who rose out of the resistance. “I feel sorry for the Democrats because he’s going to crush them," Bossie says. wapo.st/2zyQXht