Day 713 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
The 45-year-old gunman who killed five people and wounded five police officers in Aurora, Ill., began shooting after learning he was being fired. He was not legally allowed to own a gun, police say. n.pr/2EeNMyS
Illinois shooting victims include college intern on the first day of his job at Aurora factory
Trump recently declared a national emergency to build his border wall — but this former mayor says gun violence is the real emergency in America
In a sign of the shifting political climate around guns, Democrats are showing an increased appetite for bringing an assault-weapons ban to the House floor.
Army calls base housing hazards 'unconscionable,' details steps to protect families
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.
Trump's Inaugural Committee has now received a second subpoena.
Lawyers for the committee received a civil subpoena from the New Jersey State Attorney General’s office within the last few days, sources familiar with the matter tell NYT.
Here's what's really at stake right now:
Can Trump declare a national emergency, when there isn't actually a national emergency?
Is there any point at which bad faith matters? washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/…
Trump's declaration doesn't explain why there's a crisis, of why the alleged "crisis is so grave that it requires the military to combat it. At its heart it’s a contemptuous document." And the statute cited doesn't support the proposed actions.
Trying to figure out how Trump is taking more than $6 billion in military money for the wall without Congressional sign-off? Here's a primer: washingtonpost.com/world/national…
The Trump administration is preparing a colossal seizure of private property on the border.
Story on the Americans filing lawsuits to keep the wall off their land:
Trump's emergency declaration just got its first legal challenge. Legal advocacy group Public Citizen has filed suit on behalf of landowners in Texas and an environmental group.
More lawsuits are expected.
Rep. Joaquin Castro is preparing resolution to block Trump's emergency declaration.
Castro already has more than 60 co-sponsors. texasmonthly.com/politics/texas…
Speaking to a security conference in Munich, Pence tells his audience he brings greetings from Trump... and not a single person claps. #awkward
As Pence lists American security concerns at Munich, note that he leaves out invasion by caravans at US southern border, a ‘national emergency’ according to the boss.
Reminder: Intel chiefs also left out border security concerns in their recent testimony.
Merkel calls out Trump in a speech, saying it "comes as a bit of a shock" to her that German cars may be named as a threat to American national security and points out South Carolina is the world's largest BMW factory, "not Bavaria!"
A Costa Rican paper, @nacion, says it has found the guys who built Trump National in 2002, using fake documents. Among the details: no sneaking over the Mexican border -- they flew into Newark.
Per pool, Trump arrived at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, FL.
This is Trump's 169th day at a Trump golf club and 224th day at a Trump property since taking office at our expense.
Reminder: Trump said if elected, he would never see his golf courses ... would be working all the time #TrumpLies
At least 33 former officials — including ex-Interior Secty Ryan Zinke — have found ways to sidestep the Trump admin's ethics pledge. Of those, at least 18 are now registered federal lobbyists and the rest work in jobs that closely resemble lobbying. propublica.org/article/the-lo…
Heather Nauert withdraws as Donald Trump’s nominee for US ambassador to the UN.
Still no replacement for Nikki Haley who announced her resignation October 9, 2018 just days after Khashoggi's killing
Senators on the Intel Committee are demanding an update from Trump's spy chief on foreign meddling in the midterms.
In a letter to DNI Coats, the committee asked for the full classified report Coats' agency prepared about threats to the midterms. bit.ly/2TQm0y8
The Senate Finance Committee is launching a probe into how a conservative think tank aided Maria Butina, the admitted Russian agent.
The Committee is requesting docs related to meetings Alexander Torshin and Butina had with Treasury & Fed Reserve. npr.org/2019/02/15/695…
Authorities are planning to cut off the Russian Internet from the rest of the world, with traffic filtered by telecom watchdog Roskomnadzor for "prohibited content" by April 1. For now it's a temporary test. The goal is to make it permanent. zdnet.com/article/russia…
Trump kids blame "presidential harassment" after company scraps plans for 30 new hotels | Via Salon
Yeah, OK. salon.com/2019/02/15/tru…
Farmers across the Midwest going bankrupt. Chapter 12 filings have doubled since 2008 in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.
2 years after filing for bankruptcy, Payless ShoeSource is closing all 2,100 of its stores in the United States. nyti.ms/2SFlMNT
Employees at a drug company accused of bribing doctors rapped and danced around a giant bottle of a highly addictive fentanyl spray in a 2015 video meant to motivate sales reps into getting patients on higher doses. apnews.com/2a40fb45332e48…
The federal budget deficit running over 40% higher than last year, PBS reports. pbs.org/newshour/econo…
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: