-Day 30 of the #TrumpShutdown
-TSA Unschedled Absences Hit 8%
-Pursued Moscow Deal Up 2 Election
-Mocks Climate-Change Cuz It's Cold
-Lies About Hispanic Approval Polling
-Compared to MLK by Mike Pence
-No Events Scheduled 4 MLK Day
-Called a "Sad Specimen" by Will
Day 686 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
Suicide rates among U.S. children and teens have hit startling rates and a study now finds one clear predictor of youth suicide: gun ownership.
The report on child gun deaths reminds me this gun safety advert about accidental child deaths
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"
Thousands more kids may have been separated from their parents at the border under the Trump administration than was previously thought, according to an internal government report.
Fact check 👇👇
North Korea has NOT:
-Gotten rid of a single nuclear weapon
-Eliminated a single missile
North Korea IS:
-Developing more fuel for nuclear weapons
-Hiding its missile bases
BuzzFeed News is strongly standing by its Michael Cohen story.
@a_cormier_:“I have further confirmation that this is right. We are being told to stand our ground…The same sources that we used in that story are standing behind it, as are we.”
"I don't know if it happened or if it didn't happen … I have no knowledge if he spoke to him,” Rudy Giuliani says about whether Trump and Michael Cohen discussed Cohen's testimony.
Then Giuliani adds, "So what if he talked to him about it?"
Rudy Giuliani again says that conversations between Trump and Michael Cohen about the Trump Tower Moscow project continued past the June 2016 end date in Cohen's guilty plea.
"Probably up to— could be up to as far as October, November."
Rudy Giuliani told NYT that Trump "recalls a series of conversations" with Michael Cohen about the Trump Tower Moscow project during the campaign.
Giuliani added that Trump recalled, "'It was all going from the day I announced to the day I won.'"
Day 30 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 30 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."
SHUTDOWN IMPACT: @TSA finds that their workforce has "a national rate of 8 percent of unscheduled absences compared to a 3 percent rate one year ago" and "many employees are reporting that they are not able to report to work due to financial limitations."
Reminder that Trump has a history of not paying his contractors.
"I promise to pay the people who do the work, then don't."
When asked on @FoxNewsSunday why Trump and McConnell refuse to reopen the government, Pence stammers.
They can't explain the unexplainable.
Wait. Did Trump admit he'd offer "amnesty" if Pelosi holds out for a bigger deal?
Refugees International: "Shame on [Trump] for seeking to hold the fate of many hundreds of thousands of TPS and DACA recipients hostage to acceptance of his controversial proposal for a wall. Congress must provide a humane solution for both TPS and DACA populations."
Trump claims increased popularity among Hispanics is evidence of support for a border wall.
It's a lie.
Several witnesses at the trial of El Chapo have revealed that the easiest way to smuggle drugs into the U.S. is through legal ports of entry, rebuking one of Trump's major talking points for the wall. cnn.com/2019/01/12/us/…
Pence says Trump is acting “exactly like” Martin Luther King in demanding a border wall and quotes the “I Have A Dream” speech.
Are you serious?!?
Trump mockingly roots for climate change because ... it’s cold outside. 🙄
Climate-change denier Trump has rolled back numerous environmental regulations in first two years
A quarter of Trump's Cabinet is filled by acting department heads.
Across the government, almost 40% of key leadership positions that require Senate confirmation are vacant. cnn.com/2019/01/11/pol…
Trump's nominee leading the Interior Department's huge reorganization plan has a conflict of interest problem: She earned up to $2,100,000 from oil and gas companies, which stand to benefit from the reorganization she's leading. rollingstone.com/politics/polit…
Inspectors General investigate government abuse and waste--such as ethics questions concerning the government’s handling of the Trump Hotel lease in DC.
Under Trump, multiple IG positions remain vacant.
Why is Ivanka Trump--whose defunct fashion brand continues to receive foreign trademarks--helping to pick the next World Bank president??
Unredacted text in a new Mueller court filing suggest that in Feb. 2018 — months after he was first charged — Manafort still appears to have been working on a peace initiative for Ukraine. And may have been doing so in with Konstantin Kilimnik. washingtonpost.com/politics/clue-…
Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska's biz Rusal has changed leadership to try to get out from under U.S. sanctions.
The new board chair pushes conspiracy theories on Syria's chemical weapons and claims Russians couldn't have poisoned Sergei Skripal.
Amb. Jim Jeffrey was deep in negotiations with the Turks when John Bolton's remarks in Israel upended discussions. Jeffrey was furious, sources tell WaPo.
"They screwed this whole thing up, and it didn't have to be this way," one adviser said. washingtonpost.com/politics/they-…
Turkey reports another 📞 between Trump & Erdogan
Third since Trump decided on Syria Withdrawal.
Erdogan heads to Russia in few days.
Trump is reportedly fueling unprecedented uncertainty and anxiety inside the Pentagon. This report is based on private conversations — many of them unsolicited — with more than a dozen key military officers, enlisted personnel and senior civilians.
Doh! It was 38 years ago.
Math is hard when you're focused on a Kansas senate seat
No public events tomorrow for Trump on MLK day, per WH schedule.
Reminder: Trump still has yet to address comments about white supremacy by Steve King, one of his strongest allies in Congress.
George Will writes: The shabbiest U.S. president ever is an inexpressibly sad specimen. wapo.st/2FJKHIo
In case you missed yesterday's thread: