Day 692 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
21 year old gunman kills 5, including parents, in Louisiana shooting spree, police say cbsn.ws/2RPF4zv
Officer Nathaniel Hendren, 29, shot Officer Katlyn Alix, 24, in his apartment in the presence of a third officer, police said.
It seems the officers were playing a form of “Russian Roulette” when Alix was shot in the chest.
A disgraced former commander in the New York Police Department's gun licensing bureau claimed in a court filing that Trump, Michael Cohen, and Don Jr. were among celebrities and donors who got licenses without proper credentials.
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.
Ex-Trump staffer Sam Nunberg: Dems could move to impeach Trump given Mueller's indictment against Stone.
"If they're getting him on witness tampering and things like that, I assume Democrats are going to put down articles of impeachment."
Chris Coons says there's only 2 options: either Trump himself was actively involved in collusion, or he surrounded himself with people who have now been charged with engaging in criminal activity, and that the "witch hunt" theory is now disproven.
House Oversight member Rep. Gerry Connolly: "Stone indictment clears it up: the Trump organization and campaign and administration are criminal enterprises."
"Saudi Arabia asked the world to forget Khashoggi at Davos. It’s working."
We must never forget!
AP Exclusive: Researchers who reported role of Israeli spyware in targeting of Jamal Khashoggi’s inner circle found themselves targeted by international undercover agents. apne.ws/JHuaxzq
21 Days remain until the temporary bill providing fiscal appropriations through February 15, 2019 expire.
If Congress & Trump do not agree on a fiscal year spending bill, government agencies will again be shut down.
“The shutdown revealed unflattering truths about Americans’ finances: Even neighbors and friends with steady paychecks and the markers of comfortable lives were suddenly surviving hand-to-mouth, teetering on the edge of despair.”
“Trump used every tactic he knows: a last-minute veto threat, aggressive tweets, a prime-time address from the Oval Office, a visit to the border, walking out of a high-stakes negotiation, and it didn’t work.”
51 Democrats are calling on the House Armed Services Chair to block Trump from using military to build the wall, saying Trump "cannot utilize a fake 'national emergency' to co-opt the military into the construction of [Trump's] wall."
Trump’s decision to reopen government punctuated five weeks of miscalculation and mismanagement. He thought Pelosi would fold and some Dems would break and back wall.
Instead, it was Senate Republicans who began to revolt. washingtonpost.com/politics/priso…
Pelosi has enhanced her standing in her caucus, and Trump has diminished his standing inside his own. You don't hear many House Democrats these days grumbling about Pelosi's leadership.
But you hear plenty of Republicans lamenting Trump's. vox.com/policy-and-pol…
Trump's SOTU address is still not happening Tuesday despite shutdown ending, Pelosi says
Trump accused former House speaker Paul D. Ryan of having “screwed him” by not securing border wall money when Republicans had the majority...He said Ryan should have gotten him money before he left but he had no juice and had “gone fishing” washingtonpost.com/politics/priso…
"Today is not a cave, but a grave for Stephen Miller policies," an adviser said. cnn.com/2019/01/25/pol…
1. Democrats offered every day to open the government with a CR for 35 days. Trump said no.
2. On Day 35, Trump said OK.
3. On Day 36, @GOP tweets "thanks to Trump's leadership, the government will reopen and federal workers will be paid"
Kushner was asked by POTUS to get a wall deal. He emerged from the shutdown mess with no immigration deal, but with Dems, conservatives and White House colleagues thinking he was out of his depth.
A confident Kushner told Dems he could "land this plane." Rep. Jeffries says: “If he thinks there is any daylight between House Dem leadership and rank-and-file members...then the extent that he lands this plane it will land in the Alamo"
Inside the White House, aides and advisers are despondent over a wasted month.
Privately, several veterans of Trump's 2016 effort say either that they can't see his road to 270 right now, or that they think he can but he needs a course correction, and he is squandering time
ICYMI: Republicans interviewed all of these witnesses and made no criminal referrals for lying to Congress.
Glenn Kirschner, a former federal prosecutor, on the Stone indictment:
"This is a conspiracy indictment," he said. "He just left out the conspiracy charges." nbcnews.com/politics/justi…
The Special Counsel's office was apparently concerned about notifying Roger Stone of criminal charges in advance.
Mueller wrote disclosing the arrest would "increase the risk of the defendant fleeing and destroying (or tampering with) evidence."
GOP’s been played for fools.
They compromised values to defend a guy who has none -->...”Stone was also there when Trump flirted with a 2000 presidential run as a third-party supporter of abortion rights, gun control and single-payer health care.” palmbeachpost.com/news/20190125/…
Important to note following Roger Stone's indictment and arrest, Trump put Steve Bannon on the **National Security Council** after he colluded with WikiLeaks and Russia.
Trump and His Associates Had More Than 100 Contacts With Russians Before the Inauguration
Leaked audio records allegedly show how Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska's associates plotted the arrest of the 'sex trainers' who claimed to have 'RussiaGate' dirt on him. meduza.io/en/feature/201…
A British think tank known for identifying Russian influence operations has been hacked, seen its files leaked to the public, and lambasted in Russian government-owned media, echoing tactics the Russian government has used to discredit opponents.
9 weeks before exiting the EU, likely with no transition in place at enormous human cost - the British public still dont know, and the UK govt still doesnt seem to want to know - whether Leave campaign was illegally funded by Russia
U.S., Venezuela reach deal to keep diplomats in each other’s capitals for 30 days as they seek a broader accord - The Washington Post
About a dozen undocumented workers were fired from Trump Nat'l Golf Club Westchester on January 18.
The firings—not previously reported—show Trump's biz relied on undocumented labor even as Trump demanded a wall to keep out such immigrants. washingtonpost.com/politics/donal…
Some of the fired workers had spent years on the staff of Trump's golf club.
They never said, 'Your social security number is bad,'" said Margarita Cruz, a housekeeping employee from Mexico fired after 8 years. "Nothing. Nothing. Until right now."
Newsroom employment has dropped nearly a quarter in less than 10 years, with the greatest decline happening at newspapers pewrsr.ch/2AnhQbD
What a disgusting thing to say about dozens of American workers who just lost their jobs.
Trump was said to have met last week with a group of hard-right activists led by Ginni Thomas, wife of Justice Clarence Thomas.
Ginni Thomas has openly denounced gay marriage as well as women and transgender serving in our military.
EPA fines for polluters have dropped 85% under the Trump admin. Former officials say that could cripple efforts to deter wrongdoing.
"The public expects EPA to protect them from the worst polluters. The Trump EPA is not doing that."
"If you have an infant daughter, she is expected to live 81.1 years ... During her lifetime, the oceans will acidify at a rate not seen in 66 million years. One research team suggests that by her 29th birthday, there will be no more saltwater fish."
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