-Day 29 of the #TrumpShutdown
-Offers Temporary DACA Bribe 4 Wall
-Refuses 2 Mention Federal Workers
-Thinks San Antonio is a Border City
-Bans TSA Officials From Criticising
-TSA Agents Hold Protest at Airport
-1,400+ Known Conflicts of Interest
Day 685 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
New Orleans police say 9-year-old Alisia Williams was unintentionally shot and killed inside her apartment. The 12-year-old boy who allegedly shot her was arrested and charged with negligent homicide.
“In cases of dementia, doctors and caregivers need to be prepared to discuss gun possession with patients and family members, and to refer dangerous cases to authorities.... It would help for more states to enact red flag laws.” buff.ly/2MhbUTS
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 almost 15,000 are in U.S. custody.
The government classifies these children as "unaccompanied"
White House reveals when Donald Trump will next meet North Korea's Kim Jong Un
Trump says location has been selected for second US-North Korea summit: “We had a very good meeting yesterday with North Korea,” Trump said. “And we’ve agreed to meet sometime, probably the end of February. We’ve picked a country but will be announcing it in the future”
Trump says Kim Jong Un is “looking very forward to it and so am I.” All signs point to Vietnam as the most likely location for Trump Kim 2.0. It’s a short flight from Pyongyang & a success story when it comes to normalizing US ties & post-war economic growth.
Inside the Mueller team’s decision to dispute BuzzFeed’s explosive story on Trump and Cohen.
A scoop-filled look at how the special counsel came to issue an unprecedented public statement about its work
Updated statement from @BuzzFeedNews:
“As we’ve re-confirmed our reporting, we’ve seen no indication that any specific aspect of our story is inaccurate. We remain confident in what we’ve reported, and will share more as we are able.” --Matt Mittenthal, spokesperson.
Senator @LindseyGrahamSC in Ankara, Turkey today said the relationship between the U.S. & Saudi Arabia cannot move forward until Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is "dealt with".
Actions speak louder than words, Mr. Graham.
Day 29 since Congress & Trump have not agreed on a spending bill.
Government agencies are now shut down.
More than 800,000 government workers to work without pay because of the #TrumpShutdown
As we wind down day 29 of the #TrumpShutdown, let's not forget:
"I will be the one to shut it down. I'm not going to blame you for it."
"If I don't have my rent in...I will be evicted...I can't even go to my family, Mr. McConnell. My family is with federal government."
Faye Smith, a security guard at the Hirshhorn Museum, is one of the fuloughed workers who visited McConnell's ofc
Steny Hoyer: "It's the dumbest [shutdown] in history."
Polls agree: Americans don't like government shutdown and they blame Trump - CNNPolitics
Trump cites San Antonio as an example of a city where a border wall has worked.
San Antonio is located 150 miles north of Mexico and there is no wall other than the one surrounding the Alamo.
And we "remember" how that worked out. 🙄
#WomensMarch2019 marcher in DC: "I'm here because I want to stand up for what's right. You know. Trump's saying stuff in the White House -- 'blah blah blah blah blah.' Well, I'm here to say: You know what? No."
“The radical left can never control our borders. I will never let that happen,” Trump says, after immediately calling for bipartisanship
Trump offers temporary protections to Dreamers with no path to citizenship. That’s not a deal. Courts have already struck down efforts to repeal DACA & the Supreme Court may not bail him out. Temporarily undoing damage HE CAUSED is not a compromise.
No deal, per @SenSchumer:
“It was [Trump] who singled-handedly took away DACA and TPS protections in the first place – offering some protections back in exchange for the wall is not a compromise but more hostage taking,” he says in statement.
Pelosi: "Next week, Democrats will pass a package of six bills agreed to by House and Senate negotiators and other legislation to re-open government ... [Trump] has taken pride in shutting down government. Now, he must take action to open up government."
House Appropriations Chair Nita Lowey reiterates Pelosi's position: "On Day 29 of the #TrumpShutdown, the solution is simple: reopen the gov't, pay our federal employees & then negotiate border security and immigration policy proposals that can command bipartisan support."
McConnell is breaking his plan that he wouldn't put up any bill for a vote that doesn't have the support of Pelosi, Schumer, and Trump. #hypocrisy
As Trump blames the influx of drugs and addiction on immigrants, new research offers strongest evidence yet of the connection between the marketing of opioids to doctors and the addiction epidemic in the U.S. nyti.ms/2FNzwOZ
Mulvaney indicated that the national emergency declaration remains on the table if Democrats say no to this, which he said would prevent 800k federal workers from getting paid: “If the bill is filibustered, people will not get paid.”
Four women convicted after leaving behind food and water for migrants in Arizona desert hill.cm/nJQocaM
CREW has found that the total number of known conflicts of interest involving the Trump Organization over the last two years now stands at more than 1,400. citizensforethics.org/presidential-p…
The new Dem chairman of the House Transportation Committee is warning that he could subpoena the GSA if it doesn't provide information on the Trump DC Hotel lease in light of the IG report that said the lease may have violated the Constitution. politico.com/story/2019/01/…
In case you didn't see this last year. As James Baldwin said, children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
The man who the kids in #MAGA hats jeered at on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial is Nathan Phillips of Omaha Nation.
He’s a Vietnam Veteran who holds an annual ceremony honoring Native American veterans in Arlington National Cemetery.
In an interview with The Post, Omaha tribe elder Nathan Phillips says he “felt like the spirit was talking through me” as teens jeered and mocked him wapo.st/2DlqHdn
This is what courage, dignity and patriotism really looks like -- not some smug protestors in #MAGA hats.
Brett McGurk, ex-special envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS: "Trump said he beat ISIS. Instead, he’s giving it new life.
[Trump] decided to withdraw U.S. forces without consulting allies or understanding the facts on the ground." washingtonpost.com/outlook/trump-…
Two Senate committees investigating Russian efforts to influence US politics through the National Rifle Association are led by GOP senators who have long received campaign support and donations from the gun group and its leaders.
Oakland Raiders' Marshawn Lynch on Trump: “That motherf--ker say a lot of s--t” hill.cm/57mW9uW
In case you missed yesterday's thread: