Day 701 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
There have been 2 mass shootings in the 3 days of February, bringing this year's mass shooting total to 29.
January: 27 mass shootings
February: 2 mass shootings
Real-time US gun violence statistics thru first 5 weeks of the year:
•1,289 gun deaths
•2,270 gun injuries
•52 children killed/injured
•211 teenagers killed/injured
•185 home invasions
•119 defensive gun use incidents
•146 unintentional shootings
•29 mass shootings
The gun owner left their loaded, unsecured gun under a mattress. This wasn’t an accident - it was negligence.
Update: Texas church massacre victims can sue store where shooter bought gun, judge:
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.
The Trump administration said reuniting thousands of migrant children separated from their families at the border may not be "within the realm of the possible."
On February 12, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a full committee hearing to conduct oversight of the Trump Admin's family separation policy, "finally holding the Admin accountable for the inhumane and callous policy that separated children from their parents."
ICE is now force-feeding at least 9 men on hunger strikes in a Texas detention center.
One described being dragged from his cell 3 times a day, strapped down on a bed and force-fed by people pouring liquid into tubes pushed through his nose. apnews.com/e2ff21606c7240…
Homeland Security Chairman Bennie Thompson has announced that DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has agreed to publicly testify before the Committee on border security on Wednesday, March 6th.
"He’s going to give Rocket Man a choice: death or condos”
— Lindsey Graham on Trump’s North Korea policy.
Great. Now Graham is puppeting Trump in calling Kim "Rocket Man".
TRUMP INAUGURATION SUBPOENA: Federal prosecutors from New York’s Southern District plan to subpoena documents from the committee that raised $107M for the festivities around TRUMP's inauguration.
NYT confirms ABC: Trump's inaugural committee has been ordered to turn over docs about its donors, finances & activities to federal prosecutors in Manhattan, according to two people familiar with their investigation into the committee’s activities. nytimes.com/2019/02/04/us/…
The subpoena seeks docs related to:
* All of the inaugural committee's donors and event attendees
* Any benefits handed out, including tickets and photo opportunities with the president
* Federal disclosure filings
* And more nytimes.com/2019/02/04/us/…
This subpoena is huge in scope and what the SDNY is looking at.
Another reminder that as Mueller prepares to wind down, legal issues related to Trump are going to hang around in lower Manhattan for a long time nytimes.com/2019/02/04/us/…
First meeting of the House Intelligence Committee: February 6.
On the schedule: Take Votes Related to the Transmission of Certain Committee Transcripts to the Department of Justice.
Turkey wonders why Trump doesn't care that Khashoggi was killed by a team of 15 Saudis who strangled him at the kingdom’s diplomatic mission.
We ask that same question every day. m.gulf-times.com/story/621135/E…
12 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.
In private, Trump has expressed satisfaction in having acting Cabinet members, saying interim leaders are more beholden to him.
Shanahan’s extended try-out as DefSec may soon include forking over Pentagon cash to build Trump's border wall wsj.com/articles/after…
Lindsey Graham tells Republicans to get behind Trump on a national emergency declaration for the wall or they'll be cut loose.
"This is about more than a barrier. This is about us as a party."
If Trump declares a national emergency to build the wall, Nancy Pelosi can initiate a process that may *force* a Senate vote on it.
This is the real reason GOP Senators are panicking.
60% oppose significant new construction on border walls
81% support a path to citizenship for immigrants in the U.S. illegally
Trump's company has fired at least 18 undocumented workers from five golf courses in New York and New Jersey in the past two months, part of a purge following news reports about the clubs' employment of workers without legal status, WaPo reports.
Dem senator calls for investigation into hiring of undocumented immigrants at Trump golf clubs hill.cm/3DEmmr5
Donald Trump is ignoring the law today.
The White House was legally supposed to turn in their 2020 budget request today, but, that's not happening.
Trump repeats his false line that "you can't impeach somebody for doing the best job of any president."
The week the Republican-led House voted two articles of impeachment against Clinton, his Gallup approval hit 73% —the highest of his presidency.
UPDATED count in the Trump claims datebase: 8,459 false or misleading claims through Feb. 3.
January 2019 is the third biggest month with 736 claims.
@playbookplus on the Axios scoop: Take a second to think about this: Someone who works for Trump has leaked his personal schedule in what can only be seen as an attempt to embarrass him.
This is incredibly rare, and quite the commentary about Trump's staff.
Ex-W.H. aide Cliff Sims on the leak of Trump's schedules to Axios: "There are leaks, and then there are leaks. If most are involuntary manslaughter, this was premeditated murder. People inside are genuinely scared."
12% of Americans say they've never heard of Mike Pence in new @CNN poll
The other 88% wish they'd never heard of Mike Pence
David Bernhardt, the man just nominated to be Trump's permanent Interior Secretary and a former energy lobbyist, once had so many potential conflicts of interest as Ryan Zinke's #2 that he had to carry a list of them all. washingtonpost.com/national/healt…
Democrats Call On Mulvaney To Revoke Jared Kushner's Security Clearance huffingtonpost.com/entry/democrat…
Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort will be sentenced March 13 for two charges he pleaded guilty to, a federal judge says
Sen Blumenthal, after meeting with Bill Barr, said Barr declined to say if Mueller would be allowed to testify when the probe is done. Barr declined to say he would comply w subpoena to release the report
Blumenthal warned there could be a “cover up” of the Mueller report
The Senate voted to include rebuking Trump's Syria policy in a foreign policy bill set to pass later this week.
Senators voted 70-26 on an amendment which warns the Trump admin from a "precipitous" withdrawal of U.S. troops in Syria & Afghanistan. hill.cm/BIVX35K
Nancy Pelosi will be visible in nearly every camera shot beamed to a national audience.
Her presence at the State of the Union is evidence of the newly empowered House Dems. And it makes clear how she can use her clout to thwart Trump's agenda.
An early SOTU draft had a line in which Trump would urge Congress to "pass my proposal" on infrastructure. Officials urged the line be deleted because Trump doesn't actually want Congress to pass that proposal, which he's told aides he "hates."
Trump to use Tuesday’s SOTU speech to call for an end to HIV outbreak in America by 2030.
The World Health Organization has already set the same goal of ending HIV transmission by 2030.
So, Trump is simply following the world's other leaders.
Rep. Elissa Slotkin has announced that Amanda Thomashow, sexual assault survivor advocate, will be her guest to the State of the Union.
Thomashow, a former Michigan State University student, brought the first Title IX case against Larry Nassar at MSU in 2014.
Kirsten Gillibrand invites decorated transgender Navy lieutenant commander to State of the Union address after Supreme Court allows Trump's transgender military service ban to go into effect; Senator ready to introduce new legislation to protect transgender troops.
Rep. Earl Blumenauer announced he won't be attending the State of the Union, as he's done the past two years.
“The thought of spending Tuesday night in the House Chamber listening to the reckless, self-centered man who occupies the White House holds no interest for me."
New poll shows Democratic voters prioritize "electability" over values for their 2020 nominee, flipping equation from previous elections.
Patriots player: I won't visit White House, but it "would be dope" to meet Obama instead
Every president since Nixon has voluntarily given their tax returns. Trump hasn’t.
There’s a reason for that, he has a lot to hide.
Rep. David Cicilline has introduced legislation to require that anyone holding the office of president of the U.S. make his or her tax returns available to the public. The bill applies to tax returns filed within 3 years of taking office and each year of their presidency.
In case you missed yesterday's thread: