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🌰MediaWaking?🌰

📌Trump is integral to Putin’s strategy to strengthen authoritarian regimes & undermine democracies around the 🌍.

📌This unprecedented aberration defiles what USA stands for at home & abroad; it alienates & dispirits our allies; & does jeopardize our NatSec
🌰MediaWaking2🌰

📌Strobe Talbott, firmer deputy SOS "We already know that the Kremlin helped put Trump into the W.H. and played him for a sucker ... Trump has been colluding with a hostile Russia throughout his presidency. We'll see if it started before that."

Spoiler: it did.
🌰MediaWaking3🌰

📌Trump Confronts the Prospect of a ‘Nonstop Political War’ for Survival

📌Trump was asked over the weekend whether he is a Russian agent. And he refused to directly answer.

📌Trump’s Efforts to Hide Details of Putin Talks May Set Up Fight With Congress
🌰MediaWaking4🌰

AG Nominee Promises to Allow Mueller to Finish His Work

A weekend of bombshells deepened the most intractable mystery of Trump's presidency -- one that could eventually dictate his fate -- over his deference to Putin and behavior that often favors RU’s goals.
🌰MediaWaking5🌰

📌Mueller Probes an Event With Nunes, Flynn & Foreign Officials at Trump’s DC Hotel.

📌Invitees included SA, UAE Israel, Lithuania, Estonia, Denmark, Japan, Angola & others. Former Kazakh Amb Kairat Umarov attended the breakfast, as did 2 Sr Qatari officials.
🌰MediaWaking6🌰

House Lawyers Met to Discuss Subpoenaing Trump’s Interpreter

McConnell, Romney condemn King's comments

McConnell rebukes Rep. King for racial remarks as House Democrats pursue sanctions.

HML Kevin Mc­Carthy: We Will Not Be Seat­ing King on Any Com­mit­tees
🌰MediaWaking7🌰

📌Pro-Confederate Birther Preston Introduced Maria Butina’s Handler (Torshin) to NRA Chief David Keene.

📌”As long as U.S. is electing foreign-born presidents,” tweeted Tennessee attorney G. Kline Preston IV in 2013, “I propose Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin.”🤡
🌰MediaWaking8🌰

📌Manhattan DA Vance alone among city's district attorneys in referring defendants to ICE

📌Raj Shah Out As WH Principal Deputy Press Sec

📌The Supreme Court refused to hear a challenge to the legality of Trump's decision to name Matthew Whitaker acting AG.
🌰MediaWaking9🌰

Kremlin Blessed Russia’s NRA Op, U.S. Intel Report Says

Torshin suggested that RU officials use the NRA to reach out to politically active Americans. Torshin, then a deputy gov’r at Russia’s central bank, noted the gun-rights group’s influence in U.S. politics.
🌰MediaWaking10🌰

The US & China collaborated to get nuclear material out of Nigeria & away from terrorist groups

RU officials discussed having their embassy in DC serve their courtship of the NRA.

Kremlin officials also discussed prep for NRA members’ upcoming trip to Moscow.
🌰MediaWaking11🌰

📌A schedule of the NRA/Moscow trip said travelers planned to meet with Evgeny Lukyanov, then a member of the Kremlin's national security council.

📌A few months prior, he had announced the sale of S-300 missiles to Iran
🌰MediaWaking12🌰

📌Pentagon Officials Fear Bolton’s Actions Increase Risk of Clash With Iran

📌As the EU says the US government has effectively downgraded its diplomatic status in Washington.

📌The transatlantic relationship has changed for the worse under Trump's presidency.
🌰MediaWaking13🌰

📌Dmytro Salamatin Ukraine's ex-defense minister (under Yanukovych rule) charged with treason

📌Salamatin is believed to have been working in Moscow's interests to oust Ukraine from global arms markets.

📌Senate GOP Hatch Plan to Prevent Future Shutdowns
🌰MediaWaking14🌰

📌Trump Threatens to ‘Devastate Turkey Economically’ if It Attacks Kurds

📌Trump Rejects Proposal to Temporarily Reopen the Government

📌’Senior Trump Official’ On Shutdown: ‘We Do Not Want Most Employees To Return’ to work.😱
📌Bannon’s wer dream #MAGA
🌰MediaWaking15🌰

📌U.S. Senate to take up Russia sanctions measure Tuesday

📌Second U.S. judge blocks Trump administration birth control rules

📌Of course GOP wanted to eviscerate consumer protections.

📌Zimbabweans Are Left Reeling as Cash-Starved Economy Implodes
🌰MediaWaking16🌰

📌MIT Quietly Untangles Itself From Russian Billionaire Viktor Vekselberg

📌SCOTUS turned away a broad challenge to the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the agency that GOP say has stifled economic growth through over-regulation.
🌰MediaWaking17🌰

Deaths & detentions in 'new wave of persecution' in Chechnya, say LGBT activists

US envoy warns German firms of sanctions over RU-led pipeline

Polish Mayor Dies After Being Stabbed Onstage at Charity Event

PG&E, utility tied to wildfires, will file for BK
🌰MediaWaking18🌰

The DOS confirmed there was a mortar attack near the US embassy in Iraq.

📌V.A. Seeks to Redirect Billions of Dollars Into Private Care

Israel says it has found all Hezbollah tunnels on Lebanon border

📌China sentences Canadian to death for drug smuggling
🌰MediaWaking19🌰

📌From 2013 through 2017, PG&E reported more than 16k high-voltage line sections fell—1 every 3 hours

📌CA’s largest utility failed to reduce fire risks as its equipment keeps igniting blazes

At Trump’s Inauguration, $10,000 for Makeup & Lots of Room Service
Trump is integral to Putin’s strategy to strengthen authoritarian regimes & undermine democracies around the 🌍.

This unprecedented aberration defiles what USA stands for at home & abroad; it alienates & dispirits our allies; & does jeopardize our NatSec
politico.com/magazine/story…
Trump Confronts the Prospect of a ‘Nonstop Political War’ for Survival

📌Trump was asked over the weekend whether he is a Russian agent. And he refused to directly answer.
nytimes.com/2019/01/13/us/…
‘Senior Trump Official’ On Shutdown: ‘We Do Not Want Most Employees To Return’ to work.
talkingpointsmemo.com/news/senior-tr…
Mueller Probes an Event With Nunes, Flynn & Foreign Officials at Trump’s DCHotel

Invitees included SA, UAE Israel, Lithuania, Estonia, Denmark, Japan, Angola & others. Former Kazakh Amb Kairat Umarov attended the breakfast, as did 2 Sr Qatari officials.
thedailybeast.com/mueller-probes…
World-Renowned Scientific University (MIT) Quietly Untangles Itself From Russian Billionaire Viktor Vekselberg
rferl.org/a/mit-quietly-…
📌Ukraine's ex-defense minister charged with treason
nytimes.com/2019/01/14/us/…
📌Dmytro Salamatin, who headed the ministry during the Yanukovych rule, is believed to have been working in Moscow's interests to oust Ukraine from global arms markets.

H/T @AgentHades1
unian.info/politics/10408…
McConnell rebukes Rep. King for racial remarks as House Democrats pursue sanction
washingtonpost.com/powerpost/hous…
📌Attorney General Nominee Promises to Allow Mueller to Finish His Work
nytimes.com/2019/01/14/us/…
Trump’s Efforts to Hide Details of Putin Talks May Set Up Fight With Congress
nytimes.com/2019/01/13/us/…
🏵Excellent Thread🏵

Re: TeamTrumpRussia 2015 - Beginnings
Kremlin Blessed Russia’s NRA Operation, U.S. Intel Report Says
thedailybeast.com/kremlin-blesse…
House Lawyers Will Meet Monday to Discuss Subpoenaing Trump’s Interpreter
thedailybeast.com/house-lawyers-…
Trump Threatens to ‘Devastate Turkey Economically’ if It Attacks Kurds
nytimes.com/2019/01/13/us/…
Senior Pentagon officials are voicing deepening fears that Trump’s hawkish national security adviser, John R. Bolton, could precipitate a conflict with Iran at a time when Trump is losing leverage in the Middle East by pulling out American troops.
nytimes.com/2019/01/13/us/…
Pro-Confederate Birther Preston Introduced Maria Butina’s Handler (Torshin) to NRA Chief David Keene.

“As long as U.S. is electing foreign-born presidents,” tweeted Tennessee attorney G. Kline Preston IV in 2013, “I propose Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin.”
thedailybeast.com/pro-confederat…
🏵Great Thread🏵

Re: “Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Julian Castro, and Tulsi Gabbard walk into a bar...”

Raj Shah Out As White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary
He joins the growing list of Trump administration officials to exit in recent months.
huffingtonpost.com/entry/raj-shah…
Has Trump turned his back on Europe
bbc.com/news/world-us-…
‼️ICYMI‼️

The Hidden Russian Hand Behind Germany’s Violent Right-Wing Riots

By John Schindler
#Charlottesville
observer.com/2018/08/is-vla…
Russia’s not so hidden hand in the “Yellow Jacket” protests in Paris..
📌A Look at Upcoming Investigations by House Committees
voanews.com/a/upcoming-inv…
From 2013 through 2017, PG&E reported more than 16,000 high-voltage line sections fell—one every three hours

The Golden State’s largest utility has struggled to reduce fire risks as its equipment keeps igniting blazes
wsj.com/articles/pg-e-…
U.S. Senate to take up Russia sanctions measure Tuesday
reuters.com/article/uk-usa…
Second U.S. judge blocks Trump administration birth control rules
reuters.com/article/us-usa…
A weekend of bombshells deepened the most intractable mystery of Donald Trump's presidency -- one that could eventually dictate his fate -- over his deference to Vladimir Putin and behavior that often favors Russia's goals.
cnn.com/2019/01/14/pol…
‼️ICYMI‼️

Before Trump, Cambridge Analytica was on team Cruz

H/T @ericgarland
opensecrets.org/news/2018/03/b…
How the US and China collaborated to get nuclear material out of Nigeria — and away from terrorist groups
defensenews.com/news/pentagon-…
Manhattan DA Vance alone among city's district attorneys in referring defendants to ICE
nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-me…
📌Here comes the privatization of the VA

📌V.A. Seeks to Redirect Billions of Dollars Into Private Care
nytimes.com/2019/01/12/us/…
The US State Department confirmed there was a mortar attack near the US embassy in Iraq.

Sources say the attack came from Baghdad Area Zayoona, which is associated with Asae'b Ahlil Al Haq, an Iraqi Shi'a paramilitary group backed by Iran.
freebeacon.com/national-secur…
“In explaining Ms. Trump’s qualifications for participating in the selection process, the administration official cited both Ms. Trump’s close relationship with Mr. Mnuchin as well as her work with Mr. Kim.”
nytimes.com/2019/01/14/us/…
China sentences Canadian to death for drug smuggling
cnn.com/2019/01/14/asi…
Of course GOP wanted to eviscerate consumer protections.

The Supreme Court turned away a broad challenge to the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the agency that Republicans say has stifled economic growth through over-regulation.
news.bloomberglaw.com/banking-law/su…
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a challenge to the legality of President Trump's decision to name Matthew Whitaker acting attorney general.
thehill.com/regulation/cou…
Deaths and detentions in 'new wave of persecution' in Chechnya, say LGBT activists
edition.cnn.com/2019/01/14/eur…
A group of nine Republican senators has an idea to avoid government shutdowns in the future: remove the concept of a shutdown from the appropriations process.
govexec.com/management/201…
‼️Oldie But Goodie‼️

British spies were first to spot Trump team's links with Russia
Exclusive: GCHQ is said to have alerted US agencies after becoming aware of contacts in 2015

By Luke Harding

H/T @LouiseMensch
theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/a…
US envoy warns German firms of sanctions over Russia-led pipeline
thehill.com/policy/interna…
Polish Mayor Dies After Being Stabbed Onstage at Charity Event

Mayor Pawel Adamowicz was known as a supporter of gay rights & he had campaigned for the rights of immigrants in a country whose governing party has leaned heavily on anti-immigrant rhetoric.
nytimes.com/2019/01/14/wor…
PG&E, utility tied to wildfires, will file for bankruptcy
cnn.com/2019/01/14/bus…
Israel says it has found all Hezbollah tunnels on Lebanon border
Israeli army says its troops have found six tunnels since an operation was launched in December.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/i…
Of course a @maggieNYT puff piece clearly intended to distract:

At Trump’s Inauguration, $10,000 for Makeup and Lots of Room Service
nytimes.com/2019/01/14/us/…
🌳Breathe🌳

Media is waking up, but we have a ways to go.

🐴👠
@allinwithchris is not stupid, he knows what GLOMAR means, yet he could not pass up an oppty to bash Comey/FBI/CIA tonight. How alt R/L of him. #WittingAsset.

Sleep well!

Stay buckled up!

#TeamPatriot
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