Day 613 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
Survivors of Las Vegas mass shooting were inside California bar during attack hill.cm/88CuDxy
"I've been here fighting for him all morning long, and we did just get the news that he was one of the 11 killed last night. He was Cody Coffman, my first-born son."
Kim Wiles, a resident of Thousand Oaks, is distraught at the start of Sgt. Helus’ procession: "How many more times is this going to happen?"
The U.S. has witnessed 6 mass shootings (4+ shot or killed, not including the shooter) in the 8 days of November, bringing this year's total to 307.
Real-time American gun violence numbers for 2018:
•12,484 gun deaths
•24,241 gun injuries
•570 children shot
•2,427 teenagers shot
•1,722 armed home invasions
•1,525 defensive gun use incidents
•1,345 unintentional shootings
•307 mass shootings
The suspect in the Thousand Oaks, Calif. bar shooting used a legally purchased handgun that had a high-capacity magazine modification, which is illegal in California.
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 using video hearings to speed up proceedings for detained kids: report hill.cm/w8CIKUq
Opinion: If Jamal Khashoggi’s killers elude justice, Iran will exploit the consequences wapo.st/2DurSIG
Saudi Arabia's King Salman has embarked on a domestic tour this week with his favorite son, demonstrating his support for his chosen heir despite the crisis spawned by the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. reuters.com/article/us-sau…
Associated Press: "We strongly reject the idea that any administration would block a journalist's access to the White House."
W.H. Correspondents' Association: "Revoking access to the White House complex is a reaction out of line to the purported offense and is unacceptable ... We urge the White House to immediately reverse this weak and misguided action."
Trump will never tolerate a reporter placing his hands on someone just trying to do their job
In Oct 2018, Trump praised Greg Gianforte for body slamming Ben Jacobs "Any guy that can do a body slam he's my kind of guy"
There’s always a tweet
Cory Booker: "Sessions' firing at the hands of Trump is an alarming development that brings us one step closer to a constitutional crisis."
"Trump made this decision based on his fear of being implicated by ... Robert Mueller's investigation."
Mark Warner: "Senators from both parties have repeatedly affirmed their support for Robert Mueller's investigation. Every one of them should speak out now and deliver a clear message to [Trump] that the Special Counsel's investigation must continue without interference."
If Trump tries to fire Mueller, senior Democratic officials tell Politico that Mueller would likely get an immediate summons to Capitol Hill for nationally televised testimony about his findings. politico.com/story/2018/11/…
Sessions' replacement Matthew Whitaker once advised a patent marketing co. that federal authorities shut down as a fraudulent scheme. It was accused of bilking investors out of a staggering $25,000,000 and intimating those who publicly complained.
Dark Money Paid New Trump Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s Salary for 3 Years desmogblog.com/2018/11/07/dar…
People close to Trump tell NYT that Matthew Whitaker first came to the attention of Trump because he liked watching Whitaker attack Mueller's investigation on TV. Trump was a fan of his new acting A.G.'s TV appearances.
Mother Jones has obtained audio of Matthew Whitaker, the official now overseeing the Mueller probe, saying that Trump can kill any investigation he wants. Whitaker claimed Trump cannot commit obstruction of justice.
Top Democrats have sent letters to Trump admin and DOJ officials announcing plans to investigate Sessions' departure and requesting preservation of all relevant docs.
The letters also request officials maintain docs relevant to Mueller's probe. bit.ly/2Du7BmH
In a radio interview in May 2017, Matthew Whitaker described Michael Flynn's phone calls with Sergey Kislyak during the transition as potentially "friendly get-to-know-you" conversations. Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the feds two months later. thebea.st/2PlyrE4?source…
Sam Clovis, a witness in Mueller's investigation, has longtime ties to Matthew Whitaker.
"We're currently friends," Clovis said of Whitaker in an interview with WaPo. "I texted him congratulations today." wapo.st/2qxfbEz
Whitaker must recuse himself from any role overseeing the Special Counsel’s investigation - in order to ensure that the public can trust the integrity of the investigation & to protect DOJ’s fundamental independence.
Letter just sent by 18 AGs:
Matt Whitaker has no intention of recusing himself from overseeing the Mueller probe, people close to him tell WaPo.
The sources also said they strongly believe Whitaker would not approve any request from Mueller to subpoena Trump. washingtonpost.com/world/national…
George Conway (Kellyanne's husband) and Neal Katyal: "Trump's Appointment of the Acting Attorney General Is Unconstitutional."
"[Trump] is evading the requirement to seek the Senate's advice and consent for the nation's chief law enforcement officer and the person who will oversee the Mueller investigation."
"We cannot tolerate such an evasion of the Constitution’s very explicit, textually precise design. Senate confirmation exists for a simple, and good, reason. Constitutionally, Matthew Whitaker is a nobody."
Cambridge Analytica violated British law when it used improperly harvested Facebook data to aid Trump's 2016 campaign, and would face a significant fine if it were not already in bankruptcy, Britain’s top data protection watchdog has found. nytimes.com/2018/11/06/tec…
"It is only a matter of time before a clash occurs," an expert says, as the American Navy challenges China’s military buildup — with no agreement on rules of conduct for preventing an escalation. nyti.ms/2Qt8Rta
A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is upholding a nationwide injunction blocking Trump's decision to phase out the DACA program.
The Trump admin says it will restrict people who illegally cross the U.S. border with Mexico from claiming asylum, according to Bloomberg. bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
The Constitution bars presidents from taking extra payments from individual states. Virginia buys Trump Wine to sell in state liquor stores. When asked, state said the *winery* is owned by @EricTrump.
Donald Trump owns the land under the winery.
MILWAUKEE — upwards of 1,000 protestors have gathered at steps of Federal Courthouse, chanting, “Wake up, Congress, do your jobs.” #ProtectMueller
In case you missed yesterday's thread:
Since when is counting votes considered election fraud?