Day 650 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
The CDC released data on gun deaths in 2017. It rose for the third year in a row.
We’re left asking again: when will our leaders find the courage to act? giffords.me/67152
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"
Children, with numbers on their arms & their lives on the line wait to cross into the US from Juarez, Mexico.
US "in no hurry" over North Korea nuclear negotiations, says Donald Trump ndtv.com/world-news/us-…
Richard Blumenthal: "It's been a bad week for Individual Number One." washingtonpost.com/politics/mount…
NYT story on Trump invoice falsification uses word “fraud” 3 times.
Fraud is a crime.
All of Trump’s scandals are part of the same scandal: corruption.
Adam Schiff plans to conduct an investigation parallel to Mueller's, probing Trump's connections to Russia, Saudi Arabia, and other places.
"It became clear that he wasn't just planning to cross Trump's red line—he intended to obliterate it."
Adam Schiff says that the House Intelligence Committee is going to be looking at the issue of possible money laundering by the Trump Organization. "And Deutsche Bank is one obvious place to start,” Schiff added.
Paul Manafort advised White House on how to attack and discredit investigation of Trump
Mueller's team continues to be interested in interviewing Trump.
Mueller's stance on interviewing Trump has been constant for a year and a half, one source said.
"Nothing has changed in that sense from the first day," the source said. cnn.com/2018/12/14/pol…
Fresh out of a 12-day prison sentence for making false statements to the FBI, George Papadopoulos said he's ready to run for Congress
A Russian couple who lived a lavish life in North Carolina hid an explosive secret, prosecutors said this week: They were living off a scheme that produced $150 million in kickbacks from subcontractors seeking business with Russia's military. nbcnews.to/2QTlMIb
Mick Mulvaney, who failed to produce a federal budget that complied with the basic laws of math, and then decided the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau should not protect consumers, is the new White House chief of staff.
Trump's next chief of staff Mick Mulvaney called him a "terrible human being" just before he was elected. thebea.st/2ExN2X7
Mulvaney’s aides told press he didn’t want to become chief. But pitched Trump on taking over in a private dinner this summer, where he promised he would not try to control or restrain Trump, that he would respect the family and not leak to media. washingtonpost.com/politics/trump…
Missed point about the @MickMulvaneyOMB pick:
By installing a Senate confirmed official as CoS (who is not quitting as OMB chief) Trump blunders into being the first POTUS to have a CoS who can be called to testify before Congress.
He joined MENSA, then quit in 2014 because he didn’t want to pay the dues...google.com/amp/s/www.nyti…
Trump celebrates Americans losing their jobs just before Christmas
Racking up 17 federal investigations into Zinke's conduct is certainly an accomplishment.
Ryan Zinke resigned under pressure as administration officials concluded he was the most vulnerable Cabinet member to congressional investigations when Dems take over in January.
His tenure was plagued by ethics scandals.
Zinke's exit was necessary. Why? Grijalva (D-AZ.) will soon take gavel at Natural Res. Cmmte.
Since Zinke has taken personal shots at Grijalva for his struggles w/ alcoholism, official says the WH, already embattled, wants to avoid brutal/newsy Zinke hearings.
Zinke says he’s stepping down because of the expense legal bills expected in dealing with “false allegations.”
“I cannot justify spending thousands of dollars defending myself and my family against false allegations.”
Quite a turn for Zinke. He had been weighing challenging Tester in 2018, where he would have been the favorite. But Don Jr successfully lobbied he get Interior.
Now he leaves Interior under ethical cloud and GOP lost Montana Senate race despite heavy Trump campaigning.
10 of Trump’s original Cabinet-level picks will be out by end of year:
**Didn’t make it to confirmation
Next Cabinet departures are likely to include Nielsen, Ross, per administration officials
New Democratic Congress plans to investigate Betsy DeVos on five fronts
Perhaps DeVos can follow Zinke and company out the door.
Trump visited Arlington National Cemetery making brief remarks to reporters.
He said the Obamacare decision was a “great ruling for our country.”
Trump spent 38-minutes at the Cemetery. 36 days after #VeteransDay
$150,000,000 in student loans will be forgiven in accordance with an Obama-era rule being implemented by the Department of Education, despite Betsy Devos' efforts to kill the policy. axios.com/betsy-devos-ca…
China hackers are gaining access to sensitive Navy information about advanced military technology
Wealth inequality in the United States is just wild:
-The top 10% own 73% of the country's wealth
-The middle 40% own 27%
-The bottom 50% owns -0.1%, meaning they have no wealth and are in debt to the people at the top. wid.world/country/usa/
Percent of American households with zero or negative net worth:
% change, 1983 to 2016: +37%
In case you missed yesterday's thread: