Trump potentially nominating Herman Cain for the Fed board raises the prospect of a US Senate confirmation hearing that resurfaces the sexual harassment allegations that emerged during Cain's presidential campaign.
Day 697 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
Real-time U.S. gun violence numbers for the new year, as of January 31st:
•1,175 gun deaths
•2,048 gun injuries
•48 kids shot
•188 teens shot
•172 armed home invasions
•111 incidents of defensive gun use
•134 unintentional shootings
•27 mass shootings
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.
Talks with North Korea's top negotiator "got nowhere" on denuclearization, sources say
Might explain why Trump is preparing a cash escrow 'package' for Kim Jong-un
Per pool, Trump told reporters he would have more details on the North Korea summit at the State of the Union next week.
Will he disclose how much money has been given to North Korea or placed into a cash escrow 'package'?
UN official meets Khashoggi’s fiancée in Istanbul – Anadolu Agency
UN expert visits consulate in Turkey where Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi killed:
Saudi Arabia claims the crown prince didn't order Jamal Khashoggi's murder but refuses to cooperate with the UN investigator who is examining precisely that issue.
Not exactly a sign of innocence. trib.al/VUCscSW
16 Days remain until the temporary bill providing fiscal appropriations through February 15, 2019 expires.
If Congress & Trump do not agree on a fiscal year spending bill, government agencies will again be shut down.
Narrator: Not an inch of Trump's wall has been built. In fact, isn't the reason for the shutdown is because Congress refused to appropriate the funds? 🤔
What happened to calling it “peaches"?
Speaker Pelosi, matter-of-factly: "There's not going to be any wall money in the legislation."
Trump seems to be saying he doesn’t need the House-Senate conference to get money for the wall, as he considers declaring a national emergency.
If the wall is out of the talks, a deal can be easily reached and another shutdown can be averted
LOL. Their testimony was on tape. It was carried live on TV. They provided a report that can read and referenced. What a joke!
Browbeating the intelligence community into believing your version of the facts is a disgrace and a scandal.
Haspel and Coats should resign.
Watch this excellent compilation of U.S. intelligence chiefs (picked by Trump!) completely debunking Trump’s LIES about ISIS, Iran, North Korea, and of course, Russia’s🇷🇺efforts to throw the election to Trump.
Q: "Did you talk to your intelligence chiefs today about the displeasure you had with their…"
Trump: "I did. They said that they were totally misquoted, and they were totally – it was taken out of context…The said it was fake news."
As Trump tries to misconstrue the testimony from his intel chiefs, remember that not once did they, in hours of discussion of security threats, mention the need for a wall along the southern border, which Trump portrays as the single most pressing need facing the country.
Nancy Pelosi on Trump's dismissal of the testimony by intelligence chiefs:
"One dismaying factor of it all is that [Trump] just doesn’t seem to have the attention span or the desire to hear what the intelligence community has been telling him."
CBP announces *massive* seizure of fentanyl at AZ border.
-Port of entry, not desert
-Mexican national, not Central American asylum seeker
-In a tractor-trailer, not a backpack
Guess what didn't stop it? A wall. Agents using technology did.
Imagine being the CBP Office of Field Operations officers who just made a record-setting drug bust -- and then Trump credits the bust to an entire other agency....
Trump supporter melts down in self-pitying op-ed: 'White men are the most discriminated against group of people'
"I accomplished the military."
-- Donald Trump
He knows the best words.
In a bipartisan rebuke to Trump's foreign policy, the Senate voted overwhelmingly to advance legislation to express strong opposition to Trump's withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Syria and Afghanistan.
The vote was 68 to 23.
The U.S. and Russia announced Thursday that they had failed to reconcile their differences over a Cold War-era nuclear pact, something some experts warn could spark a new arms race in Europe.
Intel Committee member Rep. Jackie Speier: Trump is "becoming a national security threat himself."
No words could be more true!
WH security specialist Tricia Newbold has been suspended without pay for defying supervisor Carl Kline after reports Kline approved Kushner for top secret clearance over objections. Newbold filed a discrimination complaint against Kline 3 months ago.on.msnbc.com/2UsZ5IZ
What's not getting enough attention is that Scott Walker and Donald Trump kicked dozens of families out of their homes and gave away millions in taxpayer dollars for an LCD factory that is never coming to Wisconsin. popular.info/p/fox-conn
Trump: "I can say on March 1st, the tariff on China goes to 25% and that is a big tariff."
Reminder that tariffs are a tax on American consumers.
Trump says an eventual trade deal with China by March 1 is "either going to be a very big deal or it's just going to be a deal where we postpone for a little while."
More than half of Utah voters say they won't vote to re-elect Trump in 2020. sltrib.com/news/politics/…
In a brief but biting order, a fed judge in Oklahoma dismissed a defamation lawsuit Carter Page brought against the Democratic National Committee and its lawyers related to the involvement of the DNC's law firm in funding the Trump-Russia dossier.
Wyden: "It's not credible for the NRA to claim that they played no official role in the 2015 Moscow trip."
Wyden: The NRA's changing positions on Russia "has caused many of [us] to want additional info."
"Our investigation is going to continue." abcnews.go.com/beta-story-con…
FBI agents seized several years worth of Roger Stone's communications following his arrest, prosecutors have told a federal judge.
Feds say the discovery is "both voluminous and complex," adding up to "several terabytes of information." thedailybeast.com/feds-seized-se…
The Roger Stone communications seized by the feds includes results of search warrants served on Stone's Apple iCloud accounts, email accounts, warrants on his home, apartment, and office that seized Stone's cellphones, computers, and hard drives.
Was Trump aware of campaign associated trying to mislead investigators or Congress?
Do you think Trump personally asked people to mislead investigators or Congress?
52% of Republicans say, even if Russia did interfere in the 2016 election, it did no damage to American democracy via MonmouthPoll
Anti-abortion movie financed by MyPillow founder, a top Trump ally, to get nationwide distribution
"City of Presidents" in South Dakota to welcome Barack Obama statue this summer hill.cm/B4zkl72
Dig at Rubio? Stacey Abrams on her State of the Union prep: "The first thing I'm going to do is hydrate." axios.com/stacey-abrams-…
“I think people will have tears in their eyes because they’re so grateful that he’s come back to his home away from home.” Mar-a-Lago eagerly awaits Trump's return
Tears in their eyes? 😂😂
Ways and Means chair Lloyd Doggett on CNN on Trump's taxes: "The law is very clear that we're entitled to get those returns. If Mr. Mnuchin, who has ducked and dodged on Russian oligarchs, refuses to do it then we will have to take some court action."
In case you missed yesterday's thread:
Speaking of Utah voters...