Former campaign staffer alleges in lawsuit that Trump kissed her without her consent.
"In interviews with The Washington Post, and in the lawsuit, Alva Johnson said Trump grabbed her hand and leaned in to kiss her on the lips as he exited an RV outside the rally in Tampa on Aug. 24, 2016."
Trump campaign staffer Alva Johnson joins a long and growing list of women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct.
Day 722 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 20 American mass shootings (4+ shot and/or killed, not including shooter) in the 24 days of February, bringing this year's mass shooting total to 47.
Jan: 27 mass shootings
Feb: 20 mass shootings
Real-time American gun violence data for this year:
•2,091 gun deaths
•3,640 gun injuries
•80 children shot
•339 teenagers shot
•289 armed home invasions
•183 defensive gun use incidents
•227 unintentional shootings
•47 mass shootings
Fourteen states and D.C. have now enacted Red Flag Laws - nine of those states passed this legislation within the past year.
Ex-GOP Reps. Ryan Costello and Carlos Curbelo are urging GOP lawmakers to support the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019: It "is not only consistent with the Second Amendment; it's also as common-sense as any piece of legislation we voted on." washingtonpost.com/opinions/we-ar…
The U.S. war in Afghanistan has been going on for so long that the newest troops weren't alive when it started. Meet Marine Pvt. Juan Tellez, born Nov. 6, 2001.
House Democrats are pressing the U.S. military about how it is screening for white nationalism and other extremism in their ranks.
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.
Russia says US sought "advice" ahead of Trump-Kim summit on North Korea nuclear program in Vietnam - CBS News
Shouldn't we rely on *our* intelligence instead of Russia?
On North Korea, "I'm glad we're going to talk. But you don't just go in there and do it from the seat of your pants. America's Intelligence community must have a seat at the table."
Senate Democrats are demanding that Trump provide "tangible, verifiable progress on denuclearization" from his summit this week with Kim Jong-un. axios.com/north-korea-se…
House Dems are planning to investigate Trump's personal finances.
Democrats are launching an investigation to discover why Deutsche Bank was willing to lend the Trump Organization money when other banks wouldn't and whether Russia was involved.
Trump Organization asks House committee to cease investigations, citing an alleged conflict of interest of House Judiciary lawyer
The House Judiciary Committee believes it has evidence Trump asked Matt Whitaker, at the time the acting AG, whether Manhattan U.S. attorney Geoffrey Berman could regain control of his office's probe into Michael Cohen and his real-estate biz. wsj.com/articles/house…
"Any evidence that Mr. Trump sought to intervene in the federal prosecutors' probe could propel further lines of inquiry by lawmakers into whether he has tried to obstruct the investigation into his business dealings."
"There’s mounting evidence" that MbS has "been trying to punish Bezos for the fierce coverage by his newspaper, The Washington Post, of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi."
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner starts a five-nation Mideast tour that could include a face-to-face meeting with Saudi Arabia's crown prince for the first time since the Khashoggi murder.
WaPo has announced the launch of the Jamal Khashoggi Fellowship, which will provide an independent platform for journalists and writers to offer perspectives from parts of the world where freedom of expression is threatened or suppressed.
Day 11 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"
One reason House Republicans are citing to oppose the resolution to overturn Trump's national emergency declaration is they haven't had time to review the bill. It is one page and about 70-80 words:
Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski says that she's "likely" to support the resolution blocking Trump's emergency declaration.
Pelosi announcing steps to negate Trump's emergency declaration: "I know that our Republican colleagues care about the Constitution … I know that they would not want a president ... to usurp the powers of the institution of which we serve."
Wisconsin governor pulls National Guard troops from border: "There is not evidence of a crisis"
This follows in the steps taken by New Mexico and California Governors.
Note: Spike Lee didn’t actually say one anti-Trump thing in his speech.
Also, once again, note that Trump insults the intelligence of a prominent black figure.
Weird coincidence he had the same exact reaction twice after hearing there was a movie about fighting the KKK
Trump's ambassadors are the least qualified among modern presidents.
But they've given more money to his election than any group of ambassadors in recent history.
Eric Trump says Trump Org goes to "great lengths to discourage foreign govt patronage at our properties." But the company saw foreign govt profits rise nearly 30% over 2017, w/visits at its DC hotel from the Malaysian PM, Saudi-linked firms & more.
Billionaire Warren Buffett says wealthy Americans are not paying enough taxes.
"The wealthy are definitely undertaxed relative to the general population." cnbc.com/2019/02/25/war…
Q: Do you think the president has a grasp of macroeconomic policy?
Fmr. Fed Chair Janet Yellen: No, I do not. marketplace.org/2019/02/25/eco…
Russian state TV lists nuclear targets in US, including Pentagon, Camp David.
More scare tactics to convince Americans we should cozy up to Putin and his agenda.
There are actual crimes, and they’re recent. Manafort’s bank fraud offenses happened mostly in 2016, as he was strapped for cash and taking an unpaid Trump campaign job. His witness tampering conspiracy with Kilimnik was in early 2018.
A very telling, if not entirely predictable, goalpost shift by @LindseyGrahamSC.
He used to say, "if there is collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians, that will be it for me.”
Rosenstein: Barr will do the ‘right thing’ on Mueller report
Until he doesn't.
Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said House Democrats are prepared to subpoena Robert Mueller to testify if his report is not made public.
As Trump left Washington at 12:30 PM and Pence scheduled to arrive back in Washington at 6:40 PM, Speaker Nancy Pelosi was the highest-ranking government official on U.S. soil for 6 hours and 10 minutes.
In 13 states that Trump won in 2016, his approval rating is now underwater.
In no state that Trump won in 2016 is his approval rating worse than in Texas.
Texas, you say?
Two nearly simultaneous events and two very different story lines for Mr. Trump. nyti.ms/2XlEGYE
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: