Day 635 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
The Department of Justice announced Friday it would award more than $16 million to the victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
Real-time American gun violence numbers for 2018:
•13,317 gun deaths
•25,722 gun injuries
•616 children shot
•2,585 teenagers shot
•1,845 armed home invasions
•1,617 incidents of defensive gun use
•1,451 unintentional shootings
•323 mass shootings
25 years ago today both parties came together to make Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act law, enacting several reasonable reforms to protect Americans from gun violence.
TIME’s new cover: Parents who lost children in school shootings find comfort in a group no one wants to
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"
The Tornillo shelter for migrant children was supposed to close after 30 days. Here's why it's still open pbs.org/newshour/natio…
Trump's legal team did not learn until Thursday that Michael Cohen had sat for dozens of hours of interviews with Mueller's office, a senior administration official tells WaPo. washingtonpost.com/politics/indiv…
"The Cohen news is very bad," a former White House staffer said to VF.
The fear in Trumpworld is that Mueller may have laid a perjury trap for the president, the former staffer said.
Canada has announced sanctions, taken under Canada's Magnitsky Act, against 17 Saudis believed to have been involved in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, including a former top aide to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. theglobeandmail.com/politics/artic…
MbS nixed plans to stay with his 400-person delegation at the luxe Four Seasons in Buenos Aires and is instead at the fortified Saudi Embassy -- a move of caution amid legal pressure in Argentina to prosecute him for human rights violations. washingtonpost.com/politics/trump…
French President Emmanuel Macron told Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that Europe would insist on international experts being part of the investigation into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi
This is literally an “I'm not a crook” tweet
*somewhere in Russia*
Flashback: Trump was singing a different tune January, 2017
Suddenly, Trump went from insisting he had "nothing to do with Russia" to justifying his business efforts there. His defenders don't seem to care. But the lies matter.
Russian President Putin and Saudi Crown Prince bin Salman exchange a high five and laugh at the (world) G20 in Argentina.
Trump and Saudi Crown Prince “exchanged pleasantries,” White House tells WH pool reporters at G20.
@SecPompeo met with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al Jubeir at the US delegation hotel on the sidelines of the G20 in Buenos Aires.
Russian FM spokesperson: "Was Ukraine’s provocation in the Kerch Strait the true reason for the cancellation?
We have heard the official explanation and taken note of it...But is it true? I think the true reason is rooted in the domestic political situation in the US."
Kremlin Spokesman: "Russia President Putin And U.S. President Trump will have a brief impromptu meeting same as other leaders."
Mexican President Nieto awarded Jared Kushner the Order of the Aztec Eagle -- Mexico's highest decoration awarded to foreigners -- for "significant contributions in achieving the renegotiation" of the "USMCA" trade agreement
“Which is the one that matters,” Trump asks. Trudeau: “each of us gets a copy.”
Trudeau refused to play along at today's signing ceremony. He opted not to hold up the agreement to showcase the signatures.
Most notably, he refused to refer to the agreement by the name Trump gave it—USMCA—instead calling it "the new NAFTA."
Important NAFTA text change on gender discrimination:
The photo-op NAFTA (USMCA) signing is meaningless if House Dems don’t pass it — and right now the chances of Pelosi passing it are now approximately zero w/o revisions.
PM Shinzo Abe of Japan to Trump at G20: "I want to congratulate you on your historic victory in the midterm election in the United States."
Lol. Leaders know to stroke Trump's ego.
Reminder: In AF1 call, Theresa May tried to flatter Trump with congratulations for GOP wins in the midterms. He responded by berating the British PM do badly it left her and staff shaken.
Trump at G-20 on climate change: "I’m not going to put the country out of business. When you look at China, they have not-good air that comes over to the U.S. People don’t want to talk about it. We’re not going to spend trillions and make it good for others but not (us)"
Trump to WaPo this week: "You look at our air and our water and it's right now at a record clean."
New reports: Toxic waste from 22 coal plants in Illinois puts drinking water for nearby communities at risk. chicagotribune.com/news/local/bre…
Good, detailed argument here that Mueller has already found collusion with Russia through Corsi and Stone justsecurity.org/61652/jereome-…
Judge Amy Berman Jackson has set a tentative sentencing date of March 5 for Manafort, after Mueller accused Manafort of violating of his plea deal.
Jackson set a Dec. 7 ddl for the gov't to submit a report on Manafort's alleged breach of agreement.
Richard Burr confirms that the Senate Intel Committee "has made referrals to the special prosecutor" for criminal prosecution.
"In a lot of cases, those might be tied to lying to us."
Eric Swalwell: "We also believe that sitting in the House basement are pages of lies and the transcripts of witnesses who came before the House Intelligence Committee that we wanted to send to Bob Mueller ... So item number one will be to get those transcripts to Mueller."
Reps. Cummings and Nadler have released a statement saying that Matthew Whitaker "committed to appear before the House Judiciary Committee in January" and "affirmed that he was and will continue to follow" all DOJ regulations regarding the Mueller investigation.
“You’re not going to believe this,” Evans, who works for the agency’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, wrote on Oct. 24, 2017. “Matt Whitaker is now chief of staff to the Attorney General. Of the United States.”
New documents released by the Federal Trade Commission suggest that Matthew Whitaker misled the agency's investigators as he was stepping into his role last year as Justice Department chief of staff, Bloomberg reports.
An investigation into the expansive, and possibly precarious, dark money network linked to Matt Whitaker’s FACT. yahoo.com/news/one-accou…
Zinke called someone who will have subpoena power over him a drunk.
In a move ethics advocates say could be an opening to limit dissent, the federal gov't issued new guidance for the political activity of federal workers, warning that weighing in on impeachment or "the Resistance" may constitute prohibited activity.
A federal judge has ruled the Trump admin cannot withhold public safety grants to six states and NYC based on the fact that they’re sanctuary cities.
"The court concludes that defendants did not have lawful authority to impose these condition."
Nanette Senters, who's worked at the Lordstown, OH GM plant for 20 years, blames Trump for the plant's planned closure.
"he managed to give people false hope," she said. "A lot of people are still hoping he will save them now. It’s disturbing."
Trump’s State Department floats threat of military action against Iran
Mother of all distractions. Stay tuned.
Pence shares photo with law enforcement officer wearing patch associated with QAnon
This officer should be immediately reprimanded!
Trump’s Book Club: A President Who Doesn’t Read Promotes the Books That Promote Him
House Democrats debut 'HR1', the first bill of the new Congress, a sweeping package to disclose big-money donors, make it easier to register to vote and require presidents to disclose their tax returns.
In case you missed yesterday's thread:
Fox News’ Shep Smith makes fun of Trump for calling his trade deal ‘the most important ever’ — without it being finished rawstory.com/2018/11/fox-ne…
Buckle up: Trump holding a presser tomorrow afternoon in Argentina at 1:45pET
BREAKING / NBC NEWS: Michael Cohen's attorneys have told a judge tonight that their client is cooperating in an ongoing federal investigation in New York and he has met with the New York AG's office about their suit against the Trump Foundation and the President.