Day 633 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
Real-time U.S. gun violence data for 2018, as of November 27th:
•13,253 gun deaths
•25,619 gun injuries
•608 children shot
•2,575 teenagers shot
•1,824 armed home invasions
•1,607 incidents of defensive gun use
•1,442 unintentional shootings
•323 mass shootings
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"
Pew study: "There were 10.7 million unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. in 2016, down from a peak of 12.2 million in 2007, according to the new estimates. The total is the lowest since 2004."
A Senate panel delays confirmation vote on Trump's pick to lead ICE, Ron Vitiello, as senators sort out concerns raised by ICE local unions. One concern is how Vitiello apparently shared images on Twitter comparing Trump to Dennis the Menace
Trump’s boasts about ‘progress’ in North Korea start to look even worse.
China Adviser Says `Impossible’ for North Korea to Give Up Nukes - Bloomberg bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
North Korea tells Washington to back off human rights criticism - The Washington Post
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the **former head of the CIA**:
"There is no direct reporting connecting the crown prince to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi."
The cover-up continues.
"The most persuasive presence in this briefing was the empty chair."
Dick Durbin says after the Khashoggi murder briefing that "we were told in this briefing that it was at the direction of the W.H." that CIA head Gina Haspel "did not attend."
Bob Menendez said on CNN that Gina Haspel not being at the Khashoggi murder briefing is an affront to the Senate and a "cover-up."
"I want to hear the actual evidence by the person who went to Turkey, heard the— Ultimately the audio versions of what happened."
Saudi crown prince MbS has faced a global backlash since Khashoggi's murder.
This is despicable.
The Saudis are literally bombing and starving Yemen civilians by the tens of thousands.
Lindsey Graham says that he won't support a new government-funding bill or the confirmation of Republican judicial nominees until the CIA is allowed to brief lawmakers on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.
"I'm not going to blow past this." nationalreview.com/news/lindsey-g…
A proposal to rename the D.C. street outside the Saudi Embassy for Jamal Khashoggi gains support.
It was no accident that Trump retweeted an image of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein behind bars.
The New York Post asked Trump: "Why do you think he belongs behind bars?" Trump replied: "He should have never picked a Special Counsel." nypost.com/2018/11/28/tru…
The storm before the storm...
Trump continues to ramp up his attacks on the Special Counsel ahead of the expected report and possible looming indictments of the probe’s targets
Reminder: Robert Mueller is a Republican who was appointed FBI director by George W. Bush and was appointed to his current position by Trump's Republican Deputy AG.
Mueller's team believes Paul Manafort lied about his personal business dealings and about his contacts with a former associate in Ukraine, Konstantin Kilimnik, people familiar with the matter tell WSJ.
I don't think Giuliani's comments practically *bragging* about the continued Manafort-Trump alliance have gotten enough attention
Trump refuses to rule out a pardon for Manafort.
"It was never discussed, but I wouldn’t take it off the table. Why would I take it off the table?"
The attorney for Corsi is a birther who once called for a coup against Obama.
Klayman said Obama will be forced to answer for his "criminality" - "Muslim, socialist, anti-Semitic, anti-Christian, anti-white, pro-illegal immigrant ... agenda.”
Corsi said straight up hackers hit the DNC, then he and Roger Stone spent the next year blaming Seth Rich for the hack thedailybeast.com/roger-stone-an…
Trump told Robert Mueller in writing that Roger Stone did not tell him about WikiLeaks, nor was he told about the 2016 Trump Tower, according to two sources familiar with the matter. cnn.it/2Qo9ZRT
Ecuadorian embassy staff have apparently grown tired of Julian Assange and are trying to squeeze him out through isolation. Last week, however, journalists gained access. They found a depleted man on the verge of going mad, The Daily Beast reports. thebea.st/2E0VBcr
Jeff Flake says oversight of Mueller probe was given to Matthew Whitaker, "somebody who is in an acting capacity, somebody who has not been confirmed by the Senate.
Should we here in the Senate be okay with that? I would argue no, we can't be."
The Mueller protection bill has been blocked again.
Jeff Flake asked for unanimous consent on the Senate floor to move the bill.
Republican Mike Lee objected, citing concerns over separation of powers.
The House Intel Cmte and FBI are investigating a letter that makes explosive but uncorroborated claims about Papadopoulos's alleged coordination w/Russians after Trump's election that "would result in large financial gains" for him and Trump. theatlantic.com/politics/archi…
Schiff says on CNN that once he becomes House Intel chair, the Committee will investigate "the strands that Republicans were afraid to go down," including whether Russians have financial leverage over Trump and whether Russians were laundering money through the Trump Org.
Trump considered reappointing Janet Yellen to serve as Fed Chair, but he appeared to be hung up on her height.
Trump told aides on the National Economic Council on several occasions that the 5' 3" Yellen wasn't tall enough to lead the Fed.
Trump raises the prospect of a 25% tariff on imported cars to boost domestic auto assembly.
So, a tax. On Americans. Got it!
White House invites one local Idaho newspaper to cover Ivanka Trump and Tim Cook's event at a public school but on one condition: No talking to Ivanka Trump or Tim Cook. And no questions. No other media outlet was allowed on school property.
It took Mike Pence coming into to break a tie, but the Senate just inched forward with confirming Thomas Farr -- dubbed by critics as the "Vote Suppressor In Chief" -- to be a lifetime federal judge.
Stormy Daniels says Michael Avenatti sued Trump for defamation *against her wishes.*
Nothing to see here... just the head of the EPA trying to undermine a climate report his own agency just vetted. motherjones.com/environment/20…
Patagonia calls Trump tax cut "irresponsible," plans to donate $10 million corporate tax cut to environmental groups hill.cm/JHhjZIl
Tonight, Trump and Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree in President's Park on the Ellipse!
Per press pool, at National Tree Lighting, U.S Interior Dept Sec. Ryan Zinke introduced Pres Trump as “..the man who brought Christmas back”
Dems just surpassed 60 million House votes. For perspective, the previous midterm record was 44.5 million, set by Republicans in 2010. docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d…
Democrat T.J. Cox has increased his lead over Republican Rep. David Valadao after latest vote count from CA-21. Cox now leads by 506 votes. latimes.com/politics/la-me…
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pelosi nominated by House Democrats to lead them in new Congress, but showdown vote for speaker awaits in January
Final Pelosi vote:
That's about half the defectors from 2016, when she lost 63 votes to Tim Ryan. huffingtonpost.com/entry/nancy-pe…
In case you missed yesterday's thread:
JUST IN: Veterans Affairs Dept. tells congressional staffers it won't repay underpaid GI Bill recipients, sources say. on.msnbc.com/2E264EF
NEW: Corsi told Stone, based on Wikileaks tip, to start attacking Hillary's health.
Two days later, their Infowars colleague did so. thedailybeast.com/jerome-corsi-t…
Asked to name three EPA policies that are contributing to cleaner air, Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler struggled to answer.
“I’m not sure I’m going to be able to give three off the top of my head,” he said.