Day 720 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
This Connecticut woman kept a gun in her home. It didn’t make her safer.
Each month, 50 American women are shot to death by intimate partners.
The presence of guns in a domestic violence situation make it 5x more likely a woman will be murdered.
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.
House Democrats are laying the groundwork to subpoena the Trump admin for a trove of documents relating to its family separation policy, several sources familiar with the matter tell Politico.
Reminder: The House Oversight Committee will vote Tuesday to authorize three subpoenas for the departments of Homeland Security, Justice, and HHS for family separation documents, teeing up the first subpoena of the panel's new Democratic majority.
North Korean state media say leader Kim Jong Un is on a train to Vietnam for his second summit with Donald Trump.
Trump administration weighs softening demands ahead of the second North Korea summit
Sec. Pompeo reportedly fears that Trump will be "outmaneuvered" during talks next week with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, according to Politico
Trump DoJ readying itself to take view of Mueller report:
1) No release of derogatory information about persons who are not indicted
2) The president cannot be indicted
3) Therefore no release of derogatory information about Trump
Saudi Arabia taps princess as new envoy to US amid Khashoggi fallout.
The Times of Israel Reema bint Bandar first-ever female ambassador from kingdom to Washington, replacing Prince Khalid bin Salman, who will become vice defense minister. fxmb.info/QzYNtl
Day 9 since Trump declared a national emergency in response to a manufactured crisis to seize power and subvert the Constitution.
"I didn't need to do this"
Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits Laredo, Texas: "There is no emergency at the border."
Speaker Pelosi dismisses Trump's veto threat: "[Trump's] attitude is not going to color whether I honor my oath of office to uphold the Constitution."
Trump vowed to "100 percent" veto resolution blocking his emergency declaration
Speaker Pelosi in Laredo, Texas: "A wall is not effective. It's very expensive. It's nothing more than a campaign applause line for Trump in one of his speeches."
As Trump tweets that there's "far more ENERGY on the Right," he seems to forget that Democrats won the popular vote in the House with the *largest margin of victory in history*, according to NBC News election data.
In sentencing memo, Mueller accuses Manafort of "bold" crimes, "some of which were committed while under a spotlight due to his work as the campaign chairman &, later, while he was on bail from this Court."
Prosecutors list the people Manafort "lied to" and decieved: FBI, Mueller's Office, grand jury, tax preparers, bookkeepers, banks, Treasury Dept., DOJ Nat'l Security Division, his own legal counsel, members of Congress, and the executive branch. documentcloud.org/documents/5747…
Mueller slams Manafort’s ‘deceit,’ suggests sentence that could amount to life in prison.
The former Trump campaign chairman has faced charges for tax fraud, bank fraud, unregistered lobbying for a foreign government and witness tampering.
An exposé by Italian L'Espresso suggests that, on a state visit to Moscow last year, Italy's vice premier Matteo Salvini may have made backroom deals with Russian reps close to Putin to covertly finance his party ahead of Parliamentary elections. thedailybeast.com/an-italian-exp…
Lobbying firm packed with ex-Trump aides including Lewandowski and Zinke is now repping the gas company of Konstantin Nikolaev, Russian billionaire who funded Maria Butina.
The swamp gets deeper!
Robert Lighthizer had to explain a memo of understanding to Trump in front of Chinese Vice Premier Liu He.
Trump: "They don't mean anything." RL: "It's a legal term. It's a contract."
Trump: "By the way I disagree."
The Vice Premier laughed aloud. bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
Ironic Trump trade war unintended side effect.
"They typically grow corn and soybeans.. but this year they want to put more solar panels on 15 acres — and sell the energy. The earnings would be 3 times what an average harvest would yield there".
Donald Trump sold an estimated $35M worth of real estate while serving in the White House last year.
Here's the breakdown:
Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort appears to employ a pastry chef who frequently posts online about her belief in the pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy theory, The Daily Beast reports.
Why Democrats should stop cowering when Trump calls their big ideas “socialism” (hint: he’s going to say it no matter what the Dems propose.)
@JulianCastro: "I see myself as the antithesis to Trump. I'm trying to bring the country together instead of tear it apart."
Former HUD Secty Julián Castro, who is running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, speaks in Orange City, IA.
He is considering challenging Trump in 2020. Larry Hogan, the Republican governor of Maryland, urged his party to work on appealing to voters outside the GOP's “shrinking base.”
Eight University of Mississippi men's basketball players knelt in protest during the national anthem before Saturday's game as Confederate groups hosted a march through Oxford that finished on the school's campus.
Courage under fire!
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: