Day 620 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
Real-time American gun violence numbers for 2018:
-12,759 gun deaths
-24,700 gun injuries
-584 children shot
-2,475 teenagers shot
-1,757 armed home invasions
-1,553 defensive gun use incidents
-1,378 unintentional shootings
-311 mass shootings
Government attorneys in the Acosta hearing laid out an expansive view of a president's power to control media access, saying Trump has the right to ban reporters from government property for any reason, including the content or tenor of reporting.
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"
Kamala Harris: "There’s no question that the issue of the caravans was an issue that was inflated for political purposes, to influence the midterm elections." hill.cm/tDsddbJ
Saudi Arabia says 11 suspects indicted, prosecutors requesting death penalty for 5 for writer Jamal Khashoggi's killing.
Saudi Prosecutor Spokesman: Former deputy head of intelligence planned and implemented operation and set up a team consisting of an individual that knew the victim.
Saudi Public Prosecution says Khashoggi’s body was dismembered after the killing and transferred outside the consulate.
Also Saudi statement contains no information on the whereabouts of Jamal Khashoggi's body, instead requesting that Turkey hand over evidence and documents regarding murder that took place in Istanbul spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.…
The U.S. Treasury Department just sanctioned 17 Saudi Arabian officials amid controversy over the kingdom’s role in the killing of columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
But, not Saudi Arabia or MBS.
Trump officials asked federal law enforcement agencies to examine legal ways of removing Fethullah Gulen, an enemy of Turkish Prez Erdogan, from the US in order to placate Erdogan and persuade him to ease pressure on the Saudi gov't. nbcnews.to/2QIZHsD
So, let me get this straight.
It appears Trump's looking into handing a prominent dissident over to an authoritarian regime to get them to ease up on a second authoritarian regime for murdering a second prominent dissident.
Reminder: Fethullah Gulen is the same Turkish cleric Mike Flynn plotted to kidnap. nypost.com/2017/11/10/mue…
Important to note: Since Trump's win in 2016, at least 3 of his hotels have received boosts in business from the Saudi government or Saudi guests. washingtonpost.com/politics/i-lik…
Trump now claims knowledge of the "inner workings" of the Mueller investigation, one week after he put a lackey in charge of it.
FYI: Robert Mueller did not work for Obama for 8 years. He ran the FBI under George W Bush for nearly 8 years. He remained FBI Director under Obama for 4 years, confirmed to extend his 10-year term by a Senate vote of 100-0.
Reminder: Results of Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation so far:
☑️ 3 people sentenced to prison
☑️ 1 person convicted at trial
☑️ 6 people pleaded guilty
☑️ 35 people & entities charged
☑️ 191 criminal counts
We must pass bipartisan bill to protect this investigation.
Somehow the TV coverage of Trump firing the AG and installing a pretender to end an investigation into himself doesn’t even approach the whirlwind that surrounded Bill Clinton, who did not hold office at the time, saying hello to Loretta Lynch once.
"[Trump] continues to wage an all out campaign to obstruct the Mueller investigation," Nancy Pelosi says.
"Trump installed Matthew Whitaker as acting AG for one purpose: to end the investigation." (via ABC)
Walter Shaub: "This Is the Saturday Night Massacre. It's just happening in slow motion."
The American Constitution Society has released a letter signed by over 1,600 attorneys nationwide calling for lawmakers and Justice Department officials to protect Mueller's probe in light of Matthew Whitaker’s appointment as acting A.G.
Feinstein, Nadler, Schiff: The OLC opinion "attempts to justify the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general. By relying exclusively on the Vacancies Reform Act & twisting the plain language of the Constitution, the opinion's argument is fatally flawed."
A federal judge has refused to dismiss criminal charges against a Russian company owned by Yevgeny Prigozhin, aka Putin's Chef, that has been accused by Mueller of funding a propaganda operation to sway the 2016 election in Trump's favor.
The Justice Department is preparing to prosecute WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and is increasingly optimistic it will be able to get him into a U.S. courtroom, people in Washington familiar with the matter tell WSJ. wsj.com/articles/u-s-i…
“many of the stories on the front page are about me. You know, all my life I told this story, had stories on the front page. A few, not a big deal. Which wasn’t bad, you know, maybe seven...
“THE DAILY CALLER: Sir, I do want to turn to policy.”
Stimulus is fading. Rates are rising. Markets are a mess and unemployment will stop falling.
Trump is likely to get mad about all of it. And he'll blame others.
Bolton aide ousted by Melania from White House says it was "honor" to serve in Trump admin
Did Lara Trump offer her the $15k/month exit plan? hill.cm/EXPIFJx
Trump intends to nominate a member of Mar-a-Lago to serve as the U.S. ambassador to South Africa.
The Mar-a-Lago member doesn’t have previous diplomatic experience.
The Trump Hotel in Chicago, having seen business drop, replaced its Michelin-starred restaurant w/a lower-cost, more generic hotel restaurant.
Now, their talented chef from the Michelin star days has left.
"So we picked up three or four Senate seats depending on how it all goes -- it's a big pickup." -- Trump
Republicans have netted 1 seat. Their best case scenario +2.
31-year-old speech therapist Kathy Hoffman was so dismayed by Betsy DeVos's lack of policy knowledge during her confirmation, she decided to run for office. She's now the first Democrat in 25+ years to be elected Arizona's education superintendent.
Ex-GOP A.G. in AZ who's now a Democrat: "The extremism of the current Republican Party is a losing strategy for the future. In the Southwest in particular, where we’re talking about a diverse population...people just aren’t going to put up with it." nytimes.com/2018/11/13/us/…
A man stood up and shouted, “Heil Hitler! Heil Trump!” during a Baltimore performance of “Fiddler on the Roof” last night.
Audience members started running.
“I’ll be honest, I was waiting to hear a gunshot. I thought, ‘Here we go,’” one said.
In case you missed yesterday's thread:
Giuliani says Trump & his lawyers haven't decided whether they'll answer all of Mueller's questions, which are exclusively about events pre-election. "There are some that create more issues for us legally than others," he said. washingtonpost.com/local/public-s…