Day 708 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 9 mass shootings (4+ shot and/or killed, not including shooter) in the 10 days of February, bringing this year's mass shooting total to 36.
Monthly totals, thus far:
Jan: 27 mass shootings
Feb: 9 mass shootings
Real-time US gun violence numbers for first 6 weeks of 2019:
•1,550 gun deaths
•2,750 gun injuries
•58 children killed/injured
•257 teenagers killed/injured
•225 armed home invasions
•138 incidents of defensive use
•169 unintentional shootings
•36 mass shootings
The Polk County Sheriff's Office says it has confirmed 5 dead after a shooting.
This would mark the 37th mass shooting...
@manueloliver00 is making sure that Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz who tried to silence him and other Parkland parents in a hearing on gun violence is not re-elected
A 17-year-old who survived a mass shooting is running for office in Houston, Texas. There are well over 100,000 people in his district.
During this black history month we must echo the name @MarcelMcClinton in his effort to win
Why do we need universal background checks? Because every year millions of guns are advertised for sale online, with the purchasers never going through a background check.
“There is a distinct possibility that we could have enough Republicans to get to 60 [votes],” Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey on a new push to pressure his chamber to act on passing background checks.
The Trump administration says it “strongly opposes" a bill that would direct the president to withdraw U.S. armed forces from the Saudi-led conflict in Yemen, threatening to veto a measure the House plans to vote on later this week.
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.
Stephen Miller had a call with surrogates arguing against any limit on detention beds and saying more beds are needed, per person on call. Lots of harsh rhetoric toward Democrats.
Lanny Davis says that the Senate Intelligence Committee has agreed to postpone Michael Cohen's hearing tomorrow "due to post surgery medical needs. A future date will be announced by the Committee."
Remember that Cohen is due to report to prison in March.
Attorneys for the Donald J. Trump Foundation accused the New York attorney general's office of political motivation in its civil lawsuit against the nonprofit, citing recent comments made by Attorney General Letitia James. cnn.com/2019/02/11/pol…
"Newly elected NY Attorney General Letitia James ran on an anti-Trump campaign where she expressed grave antipathy and animus toward Mr. Trump," attorneys for the foundation, as well as Trump and his three eldest children, wrote in a court filing.
The court filing also discloses that the foundation, Trump and children (Eric, Don Jr. & Ivanka) have added an attorney (in addition to Alan Futerfas) to their legal team in this case: Marc Mukasey, who has a close relationship with Giuliani
“America’s not covering up for a murder,” Mike Pompeo today on administration refusal to determine if MBS to blame for Khashoggi's murder. “The president’s made very clear...as we get additional information, we’ll continue to hold all of those responsible accountable.”
5 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: There are thousands of criminals pouring over the southern border to kill you and your family
Team Trump had months to come up with a compelling local example to bolster his talking points about the border. They came up with one city - and their argument about El Paso has been exposed as a sham.
El Paso county passed a resolution complaining that Trump has "continuously made inaccurate claims about the US's southern border, including El Paso," and saying they're "disillusioned by Trump's lies regarding the border and our community."
Trump tells reporters that 75,000 people signed up for his campaign rally tonight in El Paso but the arena holds only 8,000.
Fact check: False.
Trump spent 50% of his time last week on "Executive Time".
As for “cleaning up the mess", important to note that many illegal immigrants worked in his properties cleaning-up his mess.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to sign an order pulling National Guard troops from the southern border today in a sharp rebuke of Trump, NYT reports.
Republican Gov. Larry Hogan: "Trump: Let's be honest, neither Mexico nor 'Chuck and Nancy' are going to pay for the wall.
"It is not true, as the Trump admin would have us believe, that our border is in an unprecedented state of chaos and crisis." cnn.com/2019/02/11/opi…
Trump tells visiting sheriffs there's a big line of people outside his event in El Paso waiting to get in, and that rival Beto O'Rourke has a line too but it's a "tiny little line."
@senatemajldr: "House Democrats decided to add a poison pill demand into the conversations at the 11th hour. It's a new demand".
This provision was in the Dem submission on Jan 31st which is a weird way to insert a poison pill "at the 11th hour."
The White House is firming up plans to redirect unspent federal dollars as a way of funding Donald Trump’s border wall without taking the dramatic step of invoking a national emergency. politi.co/2RRLObr
Lawmakers say they have reached an ‘agreement in principle’ to avoid government shutdown - The Washington Post
A remarkable aspect of the leaked Axios schedules is how consistently Trump's workdays don't start until 11 a.m. wapo.st/2SIIvaR
Cliff Sims is suing Trump in his official capacity, charging he is using the campaign as a "cutout" to seek retribution that he can't as president nytimes.com/2019/02/11/us/…
The suit gets at the heart of what Trump has attempted to be simultaneously over the last two years - both a private citizen and the holder of the highest office in the land. nytimes.com/2019/02/11/us/…
Here’s this hour’s scandal everyone will ignore. A big Trump donor wants to sell coal to a dirty obsolete plant so Trump helps him.
Lawmakers have introduced legislation that would ban oil and natural gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
The bill would repeal the section of the Republican tax law that opened a small section of the refuge for drilling. thehill.com/policy/energy-…
Comments by one of Mueller's prosecutors suggest Mueller continues to pursue at least one theory of collusion, based in part on Paul Manafort's discussions of a Russia-Ukraine peace plan with Konstantin Kilimnik that was seen as favoring Russia.
Trump has been fundraising like crazy throughout his presidency. But his campaign has spent heavily, and he starts the 2020 push with $35 million among his three fundraising committees.
**He's using campaign money to fund his legal defense.**
Rep. Joe Kennedy is set to introduce a resolution rejecting Trump's transgender military ban "as a discriminatory policy based on junk science," the Washington Blade has learned. washingtonblade.com/2019/02/11/exc…
To the bemusement of two sources on the call, C.J. Mahoney, Robert Lighthizer’s deputy, said he figured the USMCA could get through Congress with huge bipartisan support by the end of April. axios.com/trump-nafta-re…
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:
In a 1-minute stretch, Trump says 69,000 people RSVP’d to be at his rally in El Paso tonight. Then he says the arena holds 8k, but the fire dept got 10k in. Then he says "tens of thousands of people" are watching screens outside. Then he says says he's got 30,000 ppl here.
The bipartisan deal creates 55 miles of new fence in the Rio Grande valley -- 10 miles LESS than the deal Shelby offered the WH last June.
So, art of the deal and all that.
Of all the ridiculous things Trump said tonight, this was the most outrageous and disgusting: