Day 698 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
Last week, America experienced 5 mass shootings in five days. And it barely broke through the news cycle.
We cannot allow ourselves to become numb to these tragedies and we cannnot stop working to fix our gun laws. salon.com/2019/01/29/fiv…
Rep. Eric Swalwell has announced that he'll bring Cameron Kasky, student activist and survivor of the Parkland mass shooting, as his guest to the State of the Union address.
Trump will undergo his annual physical next Friday at Walter Reed.
"[Trump] will receive his annual physical at Walter Reed Friday, February 8th," according to @PressSec
Reminder: January 16, 2018, Dr. Ronny Jackson said Trump was 6-3, 239 pounds and received a perfect score on a cognitive test
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.
*This* is the face of Trump's war on immigrants. A 17-month-old baby. Juliet. Returned to her mom. Asylum seekers from Honduras. Separated & detained by ICE for 2 months. This is the scene from SFO. Listen to her cries. Bear witness. This is trauma.
"I was devastated, not knowing what to do," Juliet's mother, Sindy Flores said. "Impotent knowing she was somewhere else and not with me."nbcbayarea.com/news/local/18-…
An Energy and Commerce subcommittee will hold a hearing on the Trump admin's family separation policy on February 7 entitled, "Examining the Failures of the Trump Administration's Inhumane Family Separation Policy."
Ahead of Trump's planned summit meeting with Kim Jong-un, the U.S. softened demands for a full list of North Korea’s nuclear assets
Five protesters who allege that Trump's security team assaulted them in 2015 have subpoenaed Trump to testify at trial.
United Nations human rights expert to listen to audio recordings of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Turkish official says.
Reminder: Neither Trump, Bolton or Pompeo took the time to listen the audio recordings.
NBC Nightly News: Five Saudi Arabian students facing U.S. jail time go missing nbcnews.com/nightly-news/v…
15 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.
Trump: "Unlike what the Democrats say, you don’t bring trucks of drugs through the checkpoints."
Fact check: The largest fentanyl bust in U.S. history was just made. It was a "truck of drugs" coming "through the checkpoint" in Nogales.
Trump keeps saying that his border wall is under construction.
Fact check: It's not. nbcnews.to/2RYDOKt
Trump is withdrawing the United States from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia, a centerpiece of the post-Cold War order.
Pelosi on INF move: “The Trump Administration is risking an arms race and undermining international security and stability.”
Colin Powell to @jaketapper in December: "There are a lot of people now saying...The Soviets have been cheating on the INF Treaty, so let's get out...You do that & guess what? The Soviets aren't cheating anymore, because there is no treaty to cheat. It doesn't make sense"
Foreign Relations RM Bob Menendez: "I have had serious concerns that the Trump Admin lacks a coherent strategy ... Trump clearly lacks an appreciation or understating of the importance of arms control treaties & today's withdrawal is yet another gift to Putin."
Dem criticism over Trump decision to pull out of INF treaty is building. House Intel Chairman Adam Schiff: “Unilateral American withdrawal from the treaty allows Putin to expand without constraints development of a class of weapons he has coveted.”
Trump’s explanation for why Mattis left as defense secretary changes again.
His story always changes. It's why Trump's lawyers have kept him away from Mueller.
Pressed repeatedly, Trump won’t explain why he is keeping military option available in Venezuela and how that’s different than other places.
“Terrible things are going on. Terrible things are going on in Venezuela,” he says repeatedly.
TRUMP: So let me tell you about about Trump Tower Moscow. This was a very unimportant deal..the only thing you heard is through Rudy...Rudy was incorrect. No. 1, he was incorrect, and we’ve explained that...Rudy has been wrong. A little bit.
If reports are true that one of the people Don Jr. called before/after Trump Tower meeting in June 2016 was real estate developer Howard Lorber, it should be noted that Lorber has extensive biz dealings in Russia & brought Trump to Moscow in 1996. axios.com/donald-trump-j…
Mueller isn't ending anytime soon: Roger Stone appears to be headed to trial sometime in the late summer/fall. A U.S. attorney repping Mueller said it'd prefer a trial "somewhere in the fall" at today's hearing. Judge Amy Berman Jackson seemed open. politico.com/story/2019/02/…
Retired FBI supervisory special agent: The Roger Stone raid was totally by the book. cnn.it/2TqTm6C
House Intel gets busy next week:
Schiff has scheduled a Wed mtg to organize AND vote on "Transmission of Certain Committee Transcripts to the Department of Justice" -- likely a vote to give Mueller the panel's Russia transcripts, as Schiff has said he'll do for months
Oral arguments in the case against FCC Chair Ajit Pai's net neutrality repeal are starting today.
The groups that sued the FCC to reverse the repeal argue that Pai offered insufficient legal justification for deregulating the broadband industry. nyti.ms/2DQhj1P?smid=n…
Swedish appliance maker Electrolux says it will shut down a manufacturing plant in Memphis, TN.
The factory builds Frigidaire and Electrolux ovens and employs about 530 people, according to the company. cnn.it/2DOjmDC
"I'm Cory Booker and I'm running for President of the United States of America."
Cory Booker: "I'm running to restore our sense of common purpose to focus on the common pain that we have all over this country ... When we come together, when we stand together, and when we work together — there is nothing we can't do." Via ABC
Booker, in first radio interview, calls for marijuana legalization: "It means changing our drug laws. Ending prohibition against marijuana."
Even if Mike Bloomberg doesn't run, The Atlantic reports his advisers are putting together plans for a massive data collection project, pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into a data-centric operation "designed to ensure one goal: crush Trump." theatlantic.com/politics/archi…
At least two Georgia Democrats are planning to skip Trump's State of the Union address.
Rep. John Lewis said he plans to continue his boycott of Trump's speeches. Rep. Hank Johnson said he's also likely to skip out on the speech. ajc.com/news/state--re…
Rep. Jimmy Gomez has announced that Sandra Diaz, an immigrant from Costa Rica who worked as an undocumented housekeeper to Donald Trump at his Bedminster club between 2010 and 2013, will accompany him as his guest to the State of the Union address.
Undocumented workers at yet another Trump golf club lose their jobs as his company scrambles to contain the fallout of NYT revelations.
Aides have to be on alert at Mar-a-Lago to intercept notes or policy proposals from supporters—including one from a guest who tried showing Trump an executive order he drafted. Trump has directed aides to give those people ample listening time. nytimes.com/2019/01/31/us/…
Trump has arrived at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, per pool.
This is Trump's 220th day at a Trump property since taking office at our expense.
Rep. Tom Reed: Getting Trump's tax returns threatens the privacy of all Americans.
In case you missed yesterday's thread:
NEWS: Kash Patel, a congressional aide who was key in crafting the controversial Nunes memo that accused FBI & DOJ officials of abusing their authority, is joining the National Security Council.