Day 721 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
Most states DO NOT require a background check on firearm sales by unlicensed sellers.
But, next week, Congress is voting on a bill (#HR8) that will close this loophole, requiring background checks on ALL gun sales in America.
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.
North Korea state media accuses Democrats, US intel of pushing "misinformation" ahead of Trump-Kim summit.
Preemptively blaming the Dems for a summit they’re not involved in.
1. This tweet is incoherent. If Kim Jong Un is so excited about a post-nuke future, then why does his nuclear program continue?
2. It’s still remarkable to see Trump fawn over a totalitarian dictator who brutalizes his own people like this.
Pompeo has been a disaster. He makes Tillerson look like James Baker or George Marshall. He is a toady at home to Trump and to dictators abroad. For a "religious" man, he has demonstrated he has no ethics, no moral compass.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that "there may have to be another summit" after Trump's upcoming meeting in Vietnam with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Former Trump homeland security adviser Tom Bossert says Trump's second summit with Kim Jong Un "will be a dud if (Trump) comes out and tries to varnish this as a success without any real actionable activity."
No one knows more about Trump's finances than Michael Cohen.
And Wednesday's testimony will delve into Trump's business practices, his foundation, use of insurance, and compliance with tax laws.
GOSSIP: Ivanka, Don Jr. and Eric Trump may be major focus of Michael Cohen congressional testimony: Omarosa rawstory.com/2019/02/ivanka…
Prince Khalid, who reportedly told Jamal Khashoggi he would be safe at the consulate, is being replaced as ambassador to the U.S.
Prince Khalid bin Salman is being appointed Deputy Defence Minister.
Day 10 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"
GOP Sen. Roy Blunt on CBS: "I don't think that the emergency-declaration law was written to deal with things that [Trump] asked the Congress to do, and then the Congress didn't do. It's never been used that way before."
NYT Editorial Board: "The Constitution or The Donald? Why is this such a hard choice for congressional Republicans?"
A bipartisan group of 58 former senior national security officials will issue a statement Monday saying that “there is no factual basis” for Trump’s proclamation of a national emergency
New Mexico governor says she withdrew border troops because there is no "real emergency"
Safe to say these were a giant waste of money.
None of the designs were picked or will ever be built.
But at least Trump got to have a press conference there.
This reads to me like Trump elbowing out the 40 year tradition of PBS’s “A Capitol Fourth” concert and fireworks, in order to turn it into a Trump campaign event.
For Trump, the entire US government is a theatrical set for his campaign.
@KamalaHarris’ response to Trump’s tweet announcing a parade & fireworks July 4 in DC:
She smiled widely, laughed and said, “I think [Trump] needs to realize it’s America’s birthday, not his birthday.”
Trump wants to be at the center of all events ... yet for some reason he has refused every invitation to throw out the first pitch at an MLB game since taking office
Adam Schiff: "What we have learned to-date about Moscow Trump Tower is chilling."
As candidate and presumptive nominee, Trump "was privately ... seeking the Kremlin's help to make what may have been the most lucrative deal of his life." Via ABC
Adam Schiff: DOJ "understands" that they are going to have to make the Mueller report public and if they don't, "we will obviously subpoena the report, we will bring Bob Mueller in to testify before Congress, we will take it to court if necessary."
@GStephanopoulos: Are you prepared to take the administration to court if the Mueller report is not released to the public?
Schiff: "Absolutely. We are going to get to the bottom of this. We are going to share this information with the public"
Schiff warns that House would subpoena for Mueller report, bring Mueller to Hill to testify and says on ABC the House may potentially challenge the administration in court for the report if it isn’t released.
The Anti-Defamation League said right-wing extremism was linked to every extremist-related killing it tracked in the United States in 2018. Jihadist groups were linked to none. nyti.ms/2TeVUYz
State Dept official once suggested sending rocket-shaped cookies to countries around Iran: report
The grift continues with Trump advertising that he’s conducting international diplomacy at the private club he still owns and profits from
South Dakota's Republican governor says that Trump's trade wars have 'devastated' the state.
The WH plans to create an ad hoc group of select federal scientists to reassess the government’s analysis that climate change will harm the planet--but will do it behind closed doors. wapo.st/2NrqvN5
A dairy farmer must dump milk from 4000 cows & slaughter his herd because of toxic PFAS contamination, which has been found in groundwater of 121 military bases. This ‘forever chemical’ is in dental floss, fast food, sunscreen & most of our bodies. lcsun-news.com/story/news/loc…
Utah GOP pressed the Trump admin to approve a limited Medicaid expansion that would cover fewer people just days after voters approved a broader expansion.
Emails and texts show the goal was to cover fewer people and implement curbs on Medicaid.
The 17 states where Trump's approval meets or exceeds 50% account for a combined total of 102 electoral votes. In contrast, the states in which Trump has an approval rating below 40% account for 201 electoral votes. on.gallup.com/2Nl7hsw
Oh, lord! Donald Trump Jr hints he could run for president in 2024 | The Independent independent.co.uk/news/world/ame…
"There are no borders or walls that can restrain ingenuity and talent," Javier Bardem says in Spanish as he introduces the Best Foreign Language Film category. #Oscars Via ABC
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.
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