Day 710 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
Bob Menendez has introduced a bill to ban high capacity gun magazines: "Our colleagues on the Republican side of the aisle cannot be beholding to the NRA ... they need to be beholding to the American people." Via CNN
The name “Parkland” has become a shorthand for the tragedy that many hoped would mark the beginning of the end of school massacres.
But survivors tell a different, more personal story. About innocence lost. Dreams undone. Grief delayed. nytimes.com/2019/02/13/us/…
On the eve of the one year anniversary, @tvkatesnow sits down with three student survivors of the mass shooting that claimed 17 lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
Military families living on US bases have found black mold, vermin and lead paint: survey hill.cm/LfIH1iq
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 admin proposed a former landfill as a place to house immigrant children.
A new report finds that that site poses health risks such as exposure to multiple toxic chemicals, heavy metals, and contaminated groundwater. trib.al/69O9FcX
Rep. Juan Vargas is calling for an investigation into the deaths of Mariee Juarez & Gerardo Cruz, two migrants who fell ill while held in detention facilities.
"The current systems in place are failing and people, including children, are dying." abcn.ws/2EatuXh
Trump's pick to lead ICE still in limbo as Senate Homeland Security Committee again delays a vote on nomination. Ronald Vitiello’s faces controversy over past tweets
“We are going to hold over the ICE Dir nomination there are some issues that continue,” Ron Johnson said
Here's everything you need to know about the 2nd Trump-Kim summit, where North Korea’s nukes will once again take central focus: abcn.ws/2E7YRBL
House Democrats plan a vast probe of Trump and Russia — with a heavy focus on money laundering — that will include multiple committees and dramatic public hearings, and could last into 2020, according to Axios. axios.com/house-democrat…
Democrats are considering ways to uncover what was said in Trump's private meeting with Putin, according to a member of Congress, "whether that's subpoenaing the notes or subpoenaing the interpreter or other steps." axios.com/house-democrat…
The top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Michael McCaul, says the Trump administration's response to determining whether the Saudi crown prince is responsible for the Khashoggi murder is "completely inadequate."
"Thomas J. Barrack, a confidant of Trump who served as chairman of his inaugural committee, apologized for statements he made defending Saudi Arabia after the killing of the journalist and dissident Jamal Khashoggi"
House votes to end military aid for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, a rare move to curb presidential war powers that underscored anger with Trump’s support for Saudi Arabia even after the Khashoggi killing. nyti.ms/2E7lRB5?smid=n…
3 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 shut the government down for 5 weeks because the Senate budget bill only included $1.6 billion for border barriers
After 3 weeks of talks, Trump has secured $1.375 billion for border barriers & will sign the bill
WORLD'S GREATEST NEGOTIATOR
Republican Sen. Roy Blunt says that inclusion of a provision to provide back-pay to federal contractors in the spending deal could be dealbraker for Trump.
"I've been told [Trump] won't sign that," Blunt told reporters, according to WaPo. washingtonpost.com/politics/lawma…
Pelosi confidently says, "yes" the spending deal will pass House tomorrow night. But she said "we're still pushing" to get federal contractor backpay into the deal. "We have to keep trying because it's totally unfair."
Chuck Schumer on the deal to avoid a shutdown: "This agreement is the last train leaving the station away from another dreaded government shutdown."
"[Trump] must not repeat his mistakes ... Trump, sign this bill." Via ABC
Reps. Spanberger, Shalala, and Brown intro'd legislation to help prevent future shutdowns and protect fed workers. The Stop STUPIDITY Act would automatically renew funding at the same levels as the previous year—except the legislative branch and Office of the President.
"The wall is very, very on its way. It's happening as we speak. We're building as we speak."
Trump spoke to members of the Major County Sheriffs of America and Major Cities Chiefs Association.
FEMA administrator Brock Long, who was scrutinized for using government vehicles and personnel to make drives between D.C and his home in North Carolina, has resigned:
Deputy Administrator Pete Gaynor will become "acting" administrator upon Brock Long’s departure.
Soros, globalists, Jewish money — Trump is a practiced trafficker in the same kinds of anti-Semitic stereotypes he demanded that Ilhan Omar resign over.
@jaketapper slyly shows Trump's hypocrisy over Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitic tweet with a little help from a "rogue" control room.
Trump has installed a room-sized "golf simulator" gaming system at the White House, which allows him to play 18 holes of golf without going outside.
WH security specialist Tricia Newbold is seeking official whistleblower protection after raising concerns about “unwarranted security clearances" for admin officials, including Jared Kushner. She was suspended without pay for defying her supervisor. nbcnews.com/politics/natio…
Nadler writes to Whitaker, saying testimony is "contradicted by other evidence."
He wants to know about Whitaker's testimony and interactions with Trump after Cohen guilty plea and conversations w/WH when he was private citizen.
Lindsey Graham has long pushed for legislation to shield Mueller from Trump. But now that he's got the power to do something about it, he's holding off. politi.co/2Dxxsb5
Court records show Manafort & Gates met w/ Russian political operative Konstantin Kilimnik on August 2, 2016.
It was at that meeting, prosecutors believe, Manafort & Kilimnik may have exchanged key info relevant to Russia & Trump's presidential bid.washingtonpost.com/politics/how-m…
A federal judge has determined that Robert Mueller's team has established that Paul Manafort lied in 3 of the 5 occurrences they cite and that she concurs that he breached his plea agreement, meaning they don't have to recommend a lighter sentence.
Judge: Mueller prosecutors established that Manafort intentionally made multiple false statements to the FBI, the OSC, and grand jury concerning matters that were material to the investigation: his interactions and communications with Kilimnik.
Judge: Mueller prosecutors have established that Manafort intentionally made false statements to the FBI, the OSC, and the grand jury concerning payments by an unidentified Firm A to a law firm, a matter that was material to their investigation. nbcnews.com/politics/justi…
Sentencing is set for April 12 for Sam Patten, the D.C. operative who admitted to making a $50K donation through a straw donor to Trump's Inauguration Committee for a Russian & a Ukrainian.
Sentencing memos outlining Patten's cooperation with prosecutors are due April 5.
“Barr has been consulting with top Justice Department officials on outlines of plans to handle an anticipated investigative report from special counsel Robert Mueller on the Russia investigation in the coming weeks.” cnn.com/2019/02/13/pol…
Fact check: Ivanka is not pushing for paid family leave plan.
The scheme she put together with Rubio last year was to allow people to pay for their own leave by raiding their Social Security benefits
EPA chief downplays drastic climate change report as based on "worst-case scenario" hill.cm/jnn4Vr7
Fox News reportedly rejected a national advertising buy warning about the potential for fascism to take root in America after network leadership deemed it inappropriate "for their air," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
NEW POLL: One quarter say they believe God wanted Trump to be elected
Weird that God didn't help Trump win the popular vote
Middle School teacher resigns after teaching that Trump is "holy," MLK Jr. committed suicide hill.cm/p8vEji4
Michael Bloomberg is preparing to spend at least $500 million from his own pocket to deny Trump a second term, Democratic operatives briefed on his plans tell Politico.
"That'll get us through the first few months." politi.co/2SKom4i
This is alarming!
DHS has dramatically downsized two election security teams. And DHS officials say they're concerned about it thedailybeast.com/trumps-dhs-gut…
Trump taking his campaign against Venezuela's Maduro straight to Miami.
Trump will speak Monday at Florida International University
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:
Just after midnight when most lawmakers are sleeping, the 1,159-page spending bill has been released, providing $22.5B in overall border security with $1.375B for 55 miles of new barriers at border. Congress will pass it in just a matter of hours. docs.house.gov/billsthisweek/…