Day 726 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
There were 21 American mass shootings (4+ shot and/or killed, not including shooter) in the month of February, bringing this year's mass shooting total to 48.
January: 27 mass shootings
February: 21 mass shootings
The First Two Months of 2019 (real-time U.S. data, as of 3/1):
•2,248 gun deaths
•3,854 gun injuries
•85 children shot
•361 teenagers shot
•311 armed home invasions
•200 defensive gun use incidents
•239 unintentional shootings
•48 mass shootings
There have been 8,200+ incidents of gun violence/gun crime, 2,200+ gun deaths, and 3,800+ gun injuries in the first 60 days of 2019.
Visit @GunDeaths for up-to-date statistics and information
US-backed forces begin their last battle against ISIS in eastern Syria.
"I can hear aircraft overhead. We understand that the area is being bombed at the moment, but the battle is by no means over," reports @bencnn.
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.
This is heartbreaking.
“At least nine infants younger than a year old, including one who is just 5 months old, are being held in ICE custody at a rural Texas detention center without care that's legally required.” cbsnews.com/news/immigrant…
Trump on Kim Jong Un during last night's Hannity interview: "He is very sharp," "a real leader," "He likes me, I like him. Some people say 'you should not like him.' I say, 'Why shouldn't I like him?' I like him. Get along great."
Yesterday Trump said clearly and repeatedly that he did not hold North Korea’s totalitarian leader responsible for Otto Warmbier’s treatment because he took Kim Jong Un at his word.
Trump's tweets about Otto Warmbier seem to miss the point that he's being condemned not because he isn't holding North Korea responsible, but because he's not holding Kim responsible.
He said: "[Kim] tells me that he didn’t know about it, and I will take him at his word."
Elijah Cummings says that five or six House committees will investigate all the allegations that emerged from Michael Cohen's testimony.
Judiciary Committee member David Cicilline says, after Michael Cohen's testimony, that it may be time to hear from Sean Hannity. Under oath.
Rudy Giuliani to Fox News on the Stormy Daniels payment: “It’s our view of it that [Trump] didn’t know about it at the time. And then [Trump] when he found out about it made arrangements for reimbursement.”
Nevermind Trump is on tape with Cohen planning the payoff.
Fordham University confirms it once received a letter from Michael Cohen threatening legal action if Trump's academic records became public. marketwatch.com/story/fordham-…
Democrats want to call Trump family members — with subpoenas, if needed — and investigate Trump's biz, foundation and presidency.
The probes could extend into 2020, and cover conflicts of interest, money laundering, and security clearances.
Maxine Waters, who's leading a probe into Trump's finances, wants to target the Trump Foundation over tax evasion concerns.
She said may have a lead "from somebody who told me about a situation that they want to talk with me more about."
Jared Kushner just met with the Saudi crown prince again. The one to whom he gave advice on weathering the backlash after Jamal Khashoggi’s murder. cnn.com/2019/02/27/pol…
Day 15 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"
Oh, this is good!
Revoke Trump's national emergency declaration.
Add your name here: actionnetwork.org/petitions/revo…
Congress should amend the National Emergencies Act to bolster checks and balances now, before Trump declares the next fake emergency to get around the democratic process. bit.ly/2GHnneO
"I have never seen a president or an administration react to the recommendations of the professionals in this way."
— Andrew McCabe to CBS on the NYT report that Trump intervened to get Jared Kushner top secret security clearance
Rep. Gerry Connolly, a senior Dem on Oversight, says that he wants former WH chief John Kelly to appear before the panel - and he says the committee needs to obtain the Kelly memo about Trump ordering the Kushner security clearance
Alas, it appears Trump lied on tape.
Some Friday evening reading material.
Manafort Kin Update: Manafort ex-son-in-law Jeffrey Yohai was denied bond by a federal judge in L.A. Friday, according to a spokesman for the US Attorney's Office. Yohai pleaded guilty in one fraud case and was then hit with more charges. Earlier:
Felix Sater, a key figure in Trump Tower Moscow project, to testify in open session before the House Intelligence Committee.
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell at #CPAC: Trump was "chosen by God" to be president.
Odd that the almighty couldn't help Trump win the popular vote.
At CPAC, Donald Trump Jr is going back to "record low black unemployment" stat, saying that if Obama had lowered it he'd be made "emperor for life." "All of those metrics were negative, frankly."
(Under Obama, black unemployment fell from high of 16.8% to 7.8%)
Lynne Patton, a longtime Trump family aide/party planner turned federal housing bureaucrat, asked permission to star in a reality TV show while serving as a HUD official. washingtonpost.com/business/2019/…
An NBC News investigation has found that the Department of Housing and Urban Development does not require carbon monoxide detectors in public housing, despite a mounting death toll caused by the gas.
Trump advisers are concerned about America First Action. The super PAC has struggled to find a chairman w/ donor ties & Trump's backing.
A list of possibilities included Robert Kraft, who was removed for obvious reasons politico.com/story/2019/03/…
The health of Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino owner and one of the biggest donors to Republicans, is “dire,” according to his lawyer
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.
House Democrats prepare legal and legislative case for Trump tax returns -- drawing in multiple committee stakeholders
The committee believes 10 years of Trump's returns "can give a good sense of whether there is any evidence of tax fraud and numerous items of interest," an aide said.
In case you missed yesterday's thread: