Day 643 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
“Gun control may turn out to be like the politics of same-sex marriage: Once almost unimaginable, until it wasn’t. It’s already hard to recall why society was so polarized about it.”
Students across the country are organizing and strategizing to help end the gun violence crisis plaguing their schools, families and communities.
If you’re a student and want to help, join them: Text STUDENTS to 644-33 to join #StudentsDemandAction
When the 116th Congress takes office on January 3, they’ll do so with a mandate: fight for laws that will save lives from gun violence.
Here’s what’s around the corner:
FYI: The Trump admin has quietly resumed separating immigrant families at the border.
At one agency, the children were put into temporary foster care and shelters with little or no indication that they arrived at the border with their parents: propub.li/2QcsPvY
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"
A federal appeals court has denied the Trump admin's attempt to reinstate its policy that bars asylum for those who cross into the country.
The decision was penned by Jay Bybee, one of the most conservative judges of his generation.
South Korean military says it has long watched North Korea’s ‘unreported’ missile base amn.one/WXrjxzJ
Trump lashes out at Blumenthal after senator calls him an "unindicted co-conspirator" hill.cm/Dt35SBC
Jared Kushner and Mohammed bin Salman texted each other regularly, NYT reports. The exchanges continued even after Jamal Khashoggi's murder.
Kushner, it is reported, has offered the crown prince advice about how to "weather the storm."
“...the two men were on a first-name basis, calling each other Jared and Mohammed in text messages and phone calls. The exchanges continued even after the Oct. 2 killing of Jamal Khashoggi...” nytimes.com/2018/12/08/wor…
Replace “Mr. Kushner” with “Ms. Jarrett” in this story and imagine the FOX firestorm had the Obama WH been co-opted thusly by the Saudis nytimes.com/2018/12/08/wor…
Trump has shifted $1,100,000 of campaign-donor money into his business, according to an analysis from Forbes. forbes.com/sites/danalexa…
Don Jr. with Emin Agalarov. Manafort with Konstantin Kilimnik. Sater with his Russian guys. Jared and Flynn with Kislyak. Papadopoulos with Mifsud and his Russian contacts. Ivanka with weightlifter, Dmitry Klokov. Cohen with Peskov.
* Papadopoulos: Pleaded guilty & Sentenced
* Patten: Pleaded guilty
* Manafort: Pleaded guilty
* Cohen: Pleaded guilty
* van der Zwaan: Pleaded guilty & Sentenced
* Gates: Pleaded guilty
* Pinedo: Pleaded guilty
* Flynn: Pleaded guilty
Before Trump tapped Bill Barr to be his new AG, he reached out to him for another job: his defense lawyer. news.yahoo.com/trump-first-wa…
It really is amazing how there's always a tweet
Kelly and Trump met in the W.H. residence last night to hash out his departure, which was supposed to be announced by him on Monday at senior staff meeting.
Instead, Trump told reporters on the W.H. south lawn today.
Among the many takeaways from Kelly not lasting to the 2020 timeline his allies leaked out: Trump's family is going to outlast everyone else who comes through there
By the end, Trump spent just 6 or 7 hours in Oval Office, preferring the residence where he could do what he pleased.
Kelly told others that the less time Trump spent in the Oval, the better. washingtonpost.com/politics/chief…
Don't forget---> John Kelly approved of all the vicious, cruel and discriminatory things this administration has done and did his best to carry them out, and that’s really all that needs to be said about his tenure. theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/…
En route to Army-Navy game...
Spoken by one who showed exceptional bravery dodging Vietnam
Hope someone reminded Trump that his attending the #ArmyNavyGame does not qualify as visiting troops in a combat zone
W.H. officials had urged senior executives at the parent company of Fox News to issue an endorsement of the First Step Act.
This is a remarkable indication of the role Fox plays in driving the Trump & GOP agenda nyti.ms/2E2vtgy
Trump EPA to rollback Obama-era protections for thousands of waterways and wetlands
How bad has the start to December been for U.S. stock investors? Almost $1 trillion has been wiped from the value of stocks in just four days of trading. bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
American companies paid $5,000,000,000 in tariffs in October, WSJ reports. That's double the amount paid by those same companies in May.
Tariffs, after all, are paid by American importers. wsj.com/articles/u-s-c…
The Trump Winery is again attempting to hire more foreign guest workers, according to a petition filed with the Department of Labor.
Of course, he is.
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie praised Confederate States President Jefferson Davis effusively in a 1995 speech, calling him a "martyr to 'The Lost Cause'" and an "exceptional man in an exceptional age." cnn.com/2018/12/07/pol…
“It’s like the party is a frog slowly boiling in water,” Flake said.
Giuliani dismissed Flake’s criticism: “He’s a bitter, bitter man. It’s sick. Nobody likes him and they would like him gone.” washingtonpost.com/politics/siege…
In his closed-door testimony, Comey told lawmakers that comments from Rudy Giuliani and others in fall of '16 "gave me a general concern that we may have a leak problem" from FBI's NY field office. He launched investigation, but was fired before (if) it ended
Q: How confident are you Mueller will do things right?
COMEY: "There are not many things I would bet my life on. I would bet my life that Bob Mueller will do things ... the way we would all want, whether we're Republicans or Democrats, the way Americans should want."
A growing number of Republicans fear that a battery of new revelations in the far-reaching Russia investigation has dramatically heightened the legal and political danger to Trump — and threatens to consume the rest of the party as well.
Dems are preparing to seize control of the House with subpoena power. Markets are reeling from Trump's trade war, US is isolated from partners, Mueller probe is intensifying, and court filings in another federal case implicated Trump in a felony.
The White House is adopting what one official termed a "shrugged shoulders" strategy for the Mueller findings, calculating that most GOP base voters will believe whatever [Trump] tells them to believe.
Richard Blumenthal: "[Trump's] situation is fraught with mounting peril, and that's apparent to everyone who's paying any attention, which is all of my Republican colleagues."
Rep. Jerry Nadler: I'm ending investigation into FBI, DOJ when I become chairman
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