Day 621 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
CNBC: Judge orders Trump administration to restore CNN reporter Jim Acosta's White House press pass. cnbc.com/2018/11/16/jud…
"There must be decorum at the White House."
Reminder: Trump has told reporters asking respectful questions that the questions are "stupid," has interrupted them, etc.
Trump says his people are treated badly at press briefings and he has told them that they can just leave. Except that there really aren’t formal press briefings anymore. What for decades was a daily briefing now occurs maybe once every two or three or four weeks.
The Trump administration is systematically locking up thousands of children at unheard of rates - now more than 14,000 are in U.S. custody.
The government classifies these children as "unaccompanied"
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un ordered and guided the successful testing of a new "high-tech tactical weapon," according to the country's state media
This is the first acknowledgment from the North that it has resumed testing since engaging diplomatically with the U.S. and South Korea
The CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi.
The CIA's assessment is the most definitive to date linking Mohammed to the operation.
George Conway on why he withdrew from consideration for a job at DOJ: "I'm watching this thing...the administration is like a shit show in a dumpster fire… I realized this guy is going to be at war with the Justice Department."
George Conway on how Kellyanne has reacted to his public attacks on Trump: "I don’t think she likes it. But I've told her, I don't like the administration so it's even."
Julian Assange has been charged under seal, prosecutors inadvertently revealed in an unsealed court filing — a development that could significantly advance the Russia probe and have major implications for those who publish government secrets. washingtonpost.com/world/national…
An "unusually high" number of sealed criminal indictments have been added to the federal court docket in D.C. since the start of 2018, according to ABC News.
Some wonder if they could be from Mueller.
Lawyers for alleged Russian operative Mariia Butina have entered into negotiations with fed prosecutors.
The 2 sides requested to postpone the next hearing because they're currently "in negotiations regarding a potential resolution of this matter." nbcnews.com/politics/justi…
New lawyers for @GeorgePapa19 seek to delay his duty to report for jail sentence until DC Circuit rules on challenges to Mueller's authority...He faces about 12 days
Trump says he has answered written questions from special counsel Robert Mueller but hasn't yet submitted them.
Trump said that he answered the questions "very easily" this week but added that "you have to always be careful." apne.ws/xSrLPIS
Chris Wallace after interviewing Trump: I don't think there's a chance he'll sit "for an interview with Mueller" hill.cm/JDhiydV
Chuck Grassley says he’s leaving the Judiciary Committee chairmanship to take over Senate Finance.
That means that Trump ally Lindsey Graham will likely take the reins of the panel that supervises DOJ/FBI.
Trump has been asking aides and advisers whether they think Mike Pence is loyal.
Trump has repeated the question so much he has alarmed advisers. Trump has openly suggested dropping Pence from the 2020 ticket and picking another running mate.
Trump once asked so few questions in a briefing that top military commanders cut the number of prepared PowerPoint slides to three — they had planned 18, NYT reports.
The commanders had slotted 2 hours for the meeting, but it lasted less than one. nytimes.com/2018/11/16/us/…
Quartz: Melania Trump incurred $174,000 in hotel bills during her trip to Toronto last year, though she did not stay overnight.
That’s separate from $18,000 for her advance team. qz.com/1465202/melani…
Betsy DeVos began receiving around-the-clock security from the U.S. Marshals Service days after being confirmed, an armed detail provided to no other cabinet member that could cost taxpayers $19,800,000 through September 2019.
What U.S. Marshals Service is spending on DeVos security is millions more than taxpayers were spending on former EPA head Pruitt.
New rules proposed by Betsy DeVos for schools and colleges significantly narrow the definition of what counts as a reportable sexual assault and allow schools to act only if an assault occurred on campus.
The bundle of financial incentives Trump and Scott Walker offered to lure Foxconn to Wisconsin is larger than what New York, Virginia and Tennessee collectively pledged to Amazon. washingtonpost.com/business/2018/…
Offered an ambassadorship in Estonia, Mira Ricardel turned it down.
It’s unclear if the White House plans to offer her any other position.
Ricardel clashed with East Wing aides to Melania Trump.
Soldiers in Nogales are preparing for an invasion that isn't coming. They spent their first nights in a cold food storage unit with the freon turned off.
Now they're preparing to spend Thanksgiving here while the caravan heads to California.
Trump blames forest poor management on the CA fires, says if forest areas had been raked out, "you wouldn't have the fires."
(The forest floor prevents erosion and flooding. It keeps moisture in the ground. It is important for a healthy forest.)
California Gov. Jerry Brown and governor-elect Gavin Newsom will join Trump during his visit to California tomorrow.
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