Day 617 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
Four people were shot – two fatally – after a gunman walked into an Arizona bar and opened fire, police said
This marks the 309th mass shooting of the year nyp.st/2OHKDd7
Volume of U.S. mass shootings (4+ shot and/or killed) in 2018, by month:
U.S. Navy says an F-18 Hornet crashed during flight ops off USS Ronald Reagan in Philippine Sea-both aviators rescued; 2nd accident since Oct when 12 injured in helicopter crash. Last November, a C-2 Greyhound crashed flying to Reagan killing 3
First Amendment expert Floyd Abrams urges CNN to sue the White House for revoking Jim Acosta's press credentials. He warns that "this is going to happen again."
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"
A recent investigation into sexual abuse in immigration detention found 1,448 allegations of sexual abuse filed with ICE between 2012 and March 2018.
In 2017 alone, there were 237 allegations of sexual abuse in immigration detention facilities. aclu.org/blog/immigrant…
North Korea is moving ahead with its ballistic missile program at 16 hidden bases that have been identified in new commercial satellite images, NYT reports.
Trump tweet on June 13: "There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea." nyti.ms/2z2wxh5
Just a reminder, there is no deal with North Korea. And the intelligence community says North Korea has no intention of giving up its nuclear weapons.
House Democrats, who will be armed with subpoena power when they take over the majority next year, plan to probe Trump’s involvement in the hush money payments arranged by Michael Cohen during the 2016 campaign. wsj.com/articles/house…
“A phone call like that is about as close to a smoking gun as you are going to get,” said Bruce O. Riedel, a former C.I.A. officer now at the Brookings Institution. “It is pretty incriminating evidence.” nyti.ms/2DfzduK
• Saudi hit squad member told his supervisor to convey a message to the boss, “deed is done”. Boss is believed to be MbS
• Erdogan says Saudi intel officer who listened to the tape was shocked
• Former Saudi Consul General and other suspects are free
Trump did not visit Arlington National Cemetery as the country observes Veterans' Day
The guy who says, "taking a knee is disrespectful to our troops."
"There is rain, but it does not matter," the French army says in a likely trolling of Trump. "We remain motivated." wapo.st/2z4De2v
Ex-Defense Sec Chuck Hagel: Trump "let down our country" by skipping the cemetery visit in France.
"It was an embarrassment, and he let down, I think our veterans, he let down our country, and I think he has sent a very wrong message to the world." cnn.it/2QyFXba
Though he's been in office for nearly two years, Trump has yet to visit U.S. troops in a combat zone, something his four most recent predecessors all did. washingtonpost.com/world/2018/11/…
Worth noting today, our veterans have NOT received GI Bill benefits for months due to a series of information technology glitches at the Department of Veterans Affairs nbcnews.to/2DzTgVI
As we observe Veterans Day, Trump is calling for military and overseas ballots to be ignored in state voting.
Most of the uncounted outstanding Fla. ballots after election day were provisional or military & overseas.
1. Authorities have reported no evidence of fraud.
2. Broward makes up less of the statewide vote than in 2016.
3. Its vote isn't unusually pro-Dem relative to 2016.
4. There's thousands of ballots that can be returned, including from military. wapo.st/2JWZVtr
AP Fact Check: Trump is making baseless charges of "stealing" Florida elections.
"Voting fraud ... in fact, is extremely rare. Trump often asserts that voter fraud is a significant issue, but has not provided evidence of consequential fraud." apne.ws/FyPjgVD
Trump Jr. shares a news article that is debunked in the article itself.
Isn't he supposed to be the smart son?
FL Rep Ted Deutch: "There's no fraud...when Rick Scott, Donald Trump and Marco Rubio go out and start spinning these conspiracy theories about stealing elections and changing the outcome ... they're undermining the public's faith in our Democracy."
House Democrats say their first bill after taking power would establish automatic voter registration and reinvigorate the Voting Rights Act, NPR reports.
The goal is to strengthen U.S. democratic institutions and traditions. npr.org/2018/11/12/665…
House Democrats plan to probe every aspect of Trump's life and work, from family business dealings to the Space Force to his tax returns to possible "leverage" by Russia, top Democrats tell Axios. axios.com/house-democrat…
“Presidential harassment” is the phrase McConnell coined last week at his press conference talking about House Democratic investigations.
And now Trump blames the stock market on investigations that haven’t even started?
Nasdaq unofficially closes down 2.82 percent, Dow Jones closes down 602 points, S&P 500 down 1.96 percent reut.rs/2QC6a8I
NBC News report: Jerome Corsi, an associate of Roger Stone, says he expects to be indicted for perjury as part of Mueller's investigation.
Roger Stone says Monday “perhaps they have squeezed poor Dr. Corsi to frame me.” He also acknowledges there are texts and emails between the two of them that could be "taken out of context."
Reminder: Trump has at times this year declared victory on both trade and military spending after talks with EU partners.
Now says both are terrible again.
Immigrants following Trump's order to apply for asylum are being turned away because — you guessed it — there aren't resources to clear the bottleneck thedailybeast.com/immigrants-fol…
Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith joked about 'public hanging,' later saying it was 'an exaggerated expression of regard.'
Her black opponent, Democrat Mike Espy, called it 'reprehensible.' wapo.st/2DxKtnf
NAACP President: "Cindy Hyde-Smith's shameful remarks prove once again how Trump ... normalizes hateful and racist rhetoric ... Her choice of words serves as an indictment of not only her lack of judgement, but her lack of empathy, and most of all lack of character.”
California governor's press secretary: "Our focus is on the Californians impacted by these fires and the first responders and firefighters working around the clock to save lives and property — not on [Trump’s] inane and uninformed tweets."
Neil Young, who lost his home in the wildfire, blasts Trump's reluctance to act: "We are vulnerable because of climate change; the extreme weather events and our extended drought is part of it" thr.cm/7vJvaE
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