Day 630 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:
•13,144 gun deaths
•25,365 gun injuries
•601 children shot
•2,541 teenagers shot
•1,802 armed home invasions
•1,590 incidents of defensive gun use
•1,428 unintentional shootings
•320 mass shootings
Lori Alhadeff was sworn in this week as a new member of the Broward County School Board. She'll represent the district serving the city of Parkland.
Alhadeff ran to honor her daughter, Alyssa, who was killed in the Stoneman Douglas shooting.
Guardian reporter says no one in White House press corps has agreed to new rules for press conferences hill.cm/7KppGUm
Reminder: 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"
Trump has repeatedly cited the importance of Saudi arms sales as a reason not to cut the supply of weapons in response to the murder of Khashoggi.
According to a report by the Centre for International Policy, those figures are hugely inflated.
Adam Schiff: "[Trump] is not being honest with the country about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi … Is his personal financial interest driving U.S. policy in the gulf? ... We don't know but it would be irresponsible not to find out."
Schiff on Trump's handling Khashoggi's death: "It causes our standing in the world to plummet, it telegraphs to despots around the world that they can murder people then impunity, and that this [man] will have their back as long as they praise him."
You know what else is "falling"?
Stock prices, 401k balances, and business optimism
Four mins after this tweet, Trump arrived at his West Palm Beach golf club for the sixth time over the past week
Trump has spent about 1/3 of his days at Trump properties, and about 1/4 of his days at a Trump golf club.
Reminder: Trump said if elected, he would never see his golf courses ... would be working all the time #TrumpLies
When 2 Republicans began formally questioning Ivanka Trump’s use of private email for government business, it was seen as a sign of things to come for Trump's family nyti.ms/2RcAneJ
A federal judge has denied George Papadopoulos's request to delay the start of his prison sentence.
He must report to prison Monday to start his 14-day sentence.
CNN's Rick Santorum praises Trump admin for trying to bury report on climate change: "A lot of these scientists are driven by the money"
This bizarre but common assertion represents projection by people who assume others have same motivation
"The people want their money." Trump recently told aides to cut federal spending, but the deficit has ballooned under his watch with new spending, mixed signals from him and little concern until now.
Trump also repeatedly told Cohn to print more money, according to three White House officials familiar with his comments. “He’d just say, run the presses, run the presses,” one former senior administration official said. washingtonpost.com/politics/trump…
Trump once guessed that the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff earns $5 million a year, WaPo reports. John Kelly responded that he made less than $200,000.
Trump suggested he get a large raise and noted the number of stars on his uniform. washingtonpost.com/politics/trump…
Trump twice raised to the Iraqi prime minister the idea of repaying America for its wars with Iraqi oil, a highly controversial ask that runs afoul of international norms and logic, according to sources with direct knowledge. axios.com/trump-to-iraqi…
As many as 5 Dem-led House committees could take on Betsy DeVos next year on issues like her rollback of regulations aimed at predatory for-profit colleges, stalled processing of student loan forgiveness & rewrite of campus sexual assault policies.
In advance of Trump's visit, Cindy Hyde-Smith just bailed. Without a second or a wave goodbye to the folk here in Columbus who attended the event. Backdoor. Two days out. For a U.S. Senate seat.
Bus problems for Cindy Hyde-Smith between her two campaign stops this afternoon after slipping out the back door of her first event & avoiding press questions.
Important story. Short version: US citizens w valid passports not allowed to *leave* China.
Bigger implication: Chinese govt acting as if it has jurisdiction over foreign citizens who are ethnically Chinese or have PRC-citizen family members. nyti.ms/2zp9JIQ
Elijah Cummings opposes any potential deal on asylum-seekers between the Trump admin and Mexico.
"That's not the law. They should be allowed to come in, seek asylum, that's the law … The Congress has got to stand up and hopefully they will." nbcnews.com/meet-the-press…
US agents fired tear gas at migrants trying to breach the border between Mexico and the United States. 📷 @Reuters
The moment US fired tear gas and rubber bullets at asylum seekers
Russian airstrikes allegedly resume in Syria’s Idlib after 75-day pause, following reported rebel chemical attack on Aleppo city. ~100 civilians hospitalized.
First Russian bombing of Idlib since September ceasefire. Russia says it attacked rebels who used chlorine against Aleppo. Urgent to pressure Putin not to broaden the attack to the three million civilians protected in Idlib by the ceasefire.
MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine says Russia opens fire on Ukrainian navy ships in Kerch Strait near Crimea, one of them damaged.
Ukraine says number of boats hit by Russian fire increases to 2, 2 crew members wounded; both vessels seized by Russia.
The spokesman for Ukrainian President Poroshenko says that the leader is convening an emergency meeting of the military's top brass amid tensions with Russia near the Crimean Peninsula.
This is where Kerch strait is.
This is where Russia made an armed provocation against Ukraine today.
Haley says UN Security Council will hold emergency meeting after Russia fired on Ukrainian ships hill.cm/odmGTpW
"Little Free Library" honoring Michelle Obama vandalized and tagged with Trump's name hill.cm/ZsOlhns
‘Never Trump’ Republicans went Democrat in 2018.
Are they gone for good?
Here's the segment Trump tweeted about regarding his family separation policy.
"I never thought that they would separate him from me. But an immigration agent said, 'you're going to be separated, your son is going to be taken away.'"
In case you missed yesterday's thread:
Nearly every day, we learn that much of what we had long assumed to be guardrails against the abuse of presidential power simply does not exist. washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump…