The DOJ has launched an investigation into how federal government lawyers handled the case of Jeffrey Epstein, the wealthy Florida man accused of having sex with underage girls.
One of those lawyers, Alex Acosta, is now Trump's Labor Secretary.
Day 703 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
There have now been over 5,000 incidents of American gun violence/crime in the new year.
Visit @GunDeaths for up-to-date statistics and information.
HISTORIC GUN REFORM HEARING: The House is holding the first hearing on gun violence in 8 years. Lawmakers will debate a number of new gun safety bills. Nearly 40,000 Americans died from gun violence in 2017, marking a 40-year high
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.
A confidential UN report says that North Korea's nuclear and missile program remains intact, and alleges that the country is moving its nuclear and ballistic weapons to hide them from potential US military strikes cnn.it/2DXSPUt
A senior American negotiator arrived in North Korea to sort out crucial details for a nuclear summit meeting in Vietnam between Trump and Kim Jong-un nyti.ms/2DfYh3a
Sen. Chuck Schumer: "After the last one he said we will no longer have a nuclear North Korea. And if anything since the last summit they've gotten more nuclear in certain ways."
Michael Cohen delays Friday’s testimony before House Intel. “In the interests of the investigation, Michael Cohen’s testimony has been postponed until February 28th,” Adam Schiff says.
A sealed document has been added to Michael Cohen's docket in NY as part of the case brought Mueller.
The docket entry contains no clues as the document's contents, but some speculate it may be related to the delaying of his testimony to Congress. bit.ly/2HVau2X
The House Intelligence Committee has voted to send dozens of witness interview transcripts from its Russia investigation to Robert Mueller for possible perjury charges.
It's the first act of the panel under the leadership of Chairman Adam Schiff. politico.com/story/2019/02/…
Adam Schiff says his new investigation will also look into whether Trump or his associates sought to influence US policy “in service of foreign interests.” cnn.com/2019/02/06/pol…
Adam Schiff said that the committee will probe whether anyone, “foreign or domestic,” sought to “impede, obstruct and/or mislead” the intelligence committee’s investigation or any others. And that, he said, includes “those in the Congress.” thedailybeast.com/house-intel-de…
Nancy Pelosi declared House Dems would not be cowed by Trump's threat to drop probes.
"It was a threat; it was an all-out threat," Pelosi said. "It's our congressional responsibility, and if we didn’t do it, we would be delinquent in that." nyti.ms/2DV8d3V?smid=n…
The company that own Trump's Scottish golf courses is being investigated by U.S. prosecutors, according to the Times of London.
DJT Holdings has been ordered to open its books as part of the probe into whether Trump violated the emoluments clause.
The Trump Administration missed its 120 day deadline to respond to Senate queries related to Khashoggi’s killing, as required under the Magnitsky Act. bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
@RepRashida points out that Saudi lobbyists spent lavishly at Trump hotels last year.
"Saudi lobbyists spent $417k to reserve rooms at a Trump-owned hotel. That to me makes me pause about [Khashoggi] being killed by that government."
10 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.
This is a lie.
Fact check: Trump agreed to reopen the government after Dems said 'NO' to his hostage taking.
Republicans demanded that Trump capitulate and give them a shot at negotiating the real compromise that Trump refuses to consider.
The House Speaker traditionally introduces the president before the State of the Union.
But this year, Trump snubbed Nancy Pelosi, CBS reports.
Nancy Pelosi orchestrated her own show as she sat behind Trump—she stood for long spells viewing her flock, flipped through transcript pages, smiled, and twice applied the brakes to Dem grumbles with a subtle raise of her hand.
Pelosi: “[Trump] talked about childhood cancer, we’re talking about a moonshot, he’s talking about a trolley ride. $500 million over 10 years – are you kidding me?...Who gave him that figure? It’s like the cost of his protection of his Mar-a-Lago or something.”
Reminder: Congress passed $1.8B for cancer research as part of Obama's 21st Century Cures Act.
Mulvaney was one of 26 no's on that bill.
“Over all, 18 of the 19 warmest years have occurred since 2001.”
Trump gave a nearly 90 minute speech last night in front of the Congress and nation and never mentioned Climate Change
People are a lot more worried about climate change now than when Trump took office. 53eig.ht/2RIGCGF
Mnuchin says Trump's economic plan is working and 'we're not going back to socialism'
“Trump ignores biggest threat to American greatness in State of the Union: The looming debt crisis” washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/trump-…
R's: Clinton is blowing up deficit!
Clinton eliminates deficit.
Bush blows up deficit.
Cheney: Deficits don't matter!
R's: Obama is blowing up deficit!
Obama reduces deficit.
Trump blows up deficit.
Mulvaney: Nobody cares about deficits!
Trump Campaign announces Trump will be doing a campaign rally on Monday in El Paso.
It'll be his first political rally of the 2019-2020 cycle, leading up to his bid for reelection.
During the past two years, Trump has done 53 MAGA campaign rallies.
Sheriff of El Paso refutes the entire argument Trump is making the wall and crime in that city. Trump will go to El Paso in person next week and argue that the wall solved their crime problem.
Only El Paso never had a crime problem.
The Pentagon is set to deploy an additional 3,750 troops to the US-Mexico border. twitter.com/i/events/10923…
Air Force Maj. Gen. Jim Hecker, the Pentagon’s Joint Staff vice director for operations, told the House Armed Services Committee today that he is "not aware of a single terrorist in" the latest migrant caravan.
Governor of New Mexico orders withdrawal of National Guard troops from the state's border with Mexico. apne.ws/rwCvhnM
"New Mexico will not take part in the president's charade of border fear-mongering by misusing our diligent National Guard troops," Lujan Grisham said in a statement.
Trump, who doesn't regularly read daily intel summaries, is participating in relatively few in-person briefings from his intel agencies.
And when he does, he pushes back. Even with evidence, it's hard to dissuade him from something he believes.
The latest conflict between the Trump admin and Angela Merkel’s government:
German officials thwarted U.S. officials’ attempt to extradite a terrorism suspect connected to the killings of two American service members. bloomberg.com/amp/news/artic…
Increased tariffs on China would lead to over 900,000 job losses, pro-trade group says hill.cm/mgoVKPT
The nation's federal financial watchdog has announced that it plans to roll back most of its consumer protections governing payday lenders. washingtonpost.com/business/finan…
The investment firm founded by the chairman of Trump's inaugural committee, Tom Barrack, developed a plan to profit off its connections to the incoming admin and foreign dignitaries, according to a confidential memo obtained by WNYC and ProPublica. wnycstudios.org/story/confiden…
Paul Erickson, the boyfriend of admitted Russian agent Maria Butina, has been indicted for wire fraud and money laundering
Fire from Cummings: Voting is crucial. And I don’t give a damn how you look at it. There are efforts to stop people from voting. That’s not right. This is not Russia. This is the USA.
Trump admin proposing to repeal Obama-era light bulb efficiency rule
Insert Trump/light bulb jokes, here.
Several Patriots players already say they have no interest in visiting the W.H.
At least one expressed interest in meeting Obama. "That would be dope," Patriots safety Duron Harmon said. "Hey, Obama, come holler at me. We love you over here, man." washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/02…
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.
In case you missed yesterday's thread:
The White House misspelled Tucson.