-Ranted for Over 2 Hours at #CPAC
-Calls Mueller Russia Probe "Bullshit"
-Mocks Sessions' Southern Accent
-Relitigates Inauguration Crowd Size
-Accuses Dems of Hating America
-Ends Military Exercises in So Korea
-Illegally Touts Scottish Golf Course
14 Democratic lawmakers have asked A.G. Barr to reopen the criminal investigation into Jeffrey Epstein. The request comes as pressure mounts for Trump Labor Secretary Alex Acosta to resign for his role in securing the plea deal for Epstein. miamiherald.com/news/politics-…
Lawyers for victims who were sexually abused as minors by Jeffrey Epstein have formally demanded that the government vacate Epstein’s plea deal, void his federal immunity and reopen his sex trafficking investigation, the Miami Herald has learned. miamiherald.com/news/politics-…
Day 727 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
For too many children in America, gun violence is a constant threat, and every day is "like a guessing game." every.tw/2tLCOe7
Oklahoma’s governor signed a bill that eliminates permit and training requirements to carry a concealed gun, making it the 14th “permitless carry” state. tulsaworld.com/news/state-and…
The TSA seized 83 guns from carry-on bags at airport security checkpoints between Feb. 18 and 24. All but 8 were loaded. 30 had a round chambered. tsa.gov/blog/2019/02/2…
“The bullet entered just above his penis and exited his scrotum," said an Indiana law enforcement spokesperson.”
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 bet on the force of his personality, and his self-image as the consummate dealmaker, to succeed with North Korea where 3 previous presidents had failed. But he, too, fell short. nyti.ms/2TsgxR3
Trump offered essentially the same deal at the Hanoi summit that the United States has pushed — and the North has rejected — for a quarter century nyti.ms/2ErLlIg
State Department official concedes Trump, in explaining to reporters why he called off talks with North Korea, mischaracterized Kim's demand on sanctions apnews.com/85250b96c38b4a…
Let's amplify these voices! "Gold Star father Khizr Khan rebuked Trump's seesawing on North Korea’s responsibility for the death of Otto Warmbier." huffpost.com/entry/khizr-kh…
Pentagon just announced that U.S. and South Korea will end longtime military exercises that riled North Korea in favor of something smaller.
The move has been hinted at for some time, and was first reported as decided by NBC News yesterday.
Swalwell on Cohen's closed door hearing: "We truly were at the edge of our seats listening intently as Mr. Cohen told us information that he certainly did not tell us in October 2017…We expect him to come back on Wednesday with corroborating docs." msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/…
Senate Intel vice-chair Mark Warner said, following Cohen's closed-door testimony, that the Russia investigation "may be the most important thing I'm involved in in my public life in the Senate. Nothing I heard today dissuades me from that view." theatlantic.com/politics/archi…
The Senate Intel Committee has in recent weeks honed in on Trump’s 1996 visit to Russia. The Committee is interested in David Geovanis, an American businessman who reportedly helped organize the trip & worked for Oleg Deripaska in the early 2000s. theatlantic.com/politics/archi…
Maxine Waters, the House Financial Services chair, says Deutsche Bank is cooperating with her Committee.
She says Committee staff are going to Deutsche Bank & now coordinating with the bank to begin reviewing documents related to Trump's finances.
Oversight Cmte. member Debbie Wasserman-Schultz: "The days of Trump facing zero accountability from the Congress of the United States are over ... We have to make sure that the corruption that the administration seems to be littered with is rooted out." @MSNBC
Day 16 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"
Donald Trump's national emergency declaration: 47 outrageous lines - CNNPolitics cnn.com/2019/02/18/pol…
Revoke Trump's national emergency declaration. Add your name here: actionnetwork.org/petitions/revo…
I'm pretty sure using the authority conferred on him by his position to advertise patronage of his private business is illegal.
It's just one giant global infomercial for Trump.
Trump's Scottish golf course has brought him a lot of trouble: 5 yrs of losses, $70M in sunk cash.
Now a court has ordered that Trump pay the Scottish government's legal fees, after they beat him in court.
This might explain why Trump is sympathetic to Saudi Arabia.
Saudi lobbyists spent $270,000 at Trump Hotel in December 2016 axios.com/saudi-lobbyist…
Trump can give anyone he wants a security clearance — but Congress can ask why - The Washington Post washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/0…
Debbie Wasserman-Schultz says that she'll introduce legislation this week to revoke Jared Kushner's security clearance.
"It's time that the Congress take action to make sure that White House personnel who potentially are compromised cannot get security clearance." @MSNBC
Roger Stone faces new legal trouble after Judge Jackson ordered his attorneys to explain why they failed to tell her about the imminent publication of a book that could violate his gag order by potentially criticizing her or Mueller prosecutors. washingtonpost.com/local/legal-is…
On Saturday, the chief of Russia’s armed forces, Gen. Valery V. Gerasimov, said Russia should bring a blend of political, economic and military power to bear against its adversaries, including the United States nyti.ms/2Tqw5Vu
Family urges lawmakers to show support for ex-Marine detained in Russia.
Why is Trump not demanding his release? politico.com/story/2019/03/…
“The Rev. Al Sharpton, a liberal New Yorker who has known Mr. Trump for many years, used to say he did not know whether Mr. Trump was racist. ‘I do now,’ Mr. Sharpton said this week.” nyti.ms/2EI0qXl?smid=n…
Treasury to run out of money in September unless Congress acts, CBO says.
This seems like a national emergency.
In his longest speech to date, Trump riled up the audience at CPAC, letting loose on topics ranging from the Russia investigation and the Democratic presidential field to free speech on college campuses.
CPAC attendees enjoyed some Rolling Stones ahead of Trump's speech.
Do they have the band's permission?
Trump should be impeached for desecrating Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World"
Trump makes out with the American flag
Trump seems to lose his train of thought in the middle of a rant about tariffs and ends up not making much sense
TRUMP: "You know I'm totally off script right now. And this is how I got elected -- by being off script"
Conspiring with foreign adversaries is definitely "off script"
Trump goads the crowd into booing "the fake news," then suggests he was just being sarcastic when he called for Russian hackers to go after Hillary Clinton's emails during a 2016 news conference.
The crowd responds with "lock her up!" chants
Trump claims it was just a "joke" when he asked Russian hackers to attack Hillary Clinton.
Watch the footage side-by-side and judge for yourself. #gaslighting
Trump: "We had the greatest win of all time... Unfortunately you put the wrong people in a couple of positions, and they leave people for a long time that should not be there...they are trying to take you out with bullshit. With bullshit."
Trump mocks Jeff Sessions' southern accent.
Reminder that Melania is preparing to travel on a three-state tour promoting her #BeBest campaign.
Trump on Mark Levin's CPAC speech: "I guarantee, I will be watching it later. I have one of the great inventions in history. It's called TiVo. I think it is actually better than television because television is practically useless without TiVo."
TRUMP on COMEY: "He's bad. He's a bad, bad -- He's a bad, bad guy. That's been proven now with all of the emails." (Which emails he's referring to are unclear)
Then says, "The people at the FBI are incredible people. Not the sleaze on top."
Trump is still attacking the media for its coverage of his inauguration crowd (or lack thereof)
"It's all a phony deal folks. But I saw a picture the other night of practically no people! It was taken hours before our great day." #BeyondParody
This is Trump reenacting how his friends act when they call him on the phone.
This guy is a piece of work!
TRUMP: "We have people in Congress right now that hate our country"
Is Trump projecting the Republicans lawlessness and disregard for our Constitution?
Trump on climate change: "You have to clean it up. It's called [forest] management. When a tree falls ... It becomes a matchstick... the leaves, every once in a while, you have to remove the leaves"
He's back to arguing we must rake the forests.
Trump goes on a long and bizarre rant about his trip to Iraq
Trump on @maziehirono: "The crazy female senator from the state of Ohio... the state of Hawaii, right? She's like a crazed person...she's standing in the hallway & she didn't know too much about the plan, because she can't understand that plan."
TRUMP: "Today I'm proud to announce that I will be soon signing an executive order requiring colleges & universities to support free speech if they want federal dollars."
He's trying to force universities to allow white nationalists a platform.
Trump on his emergency declaration: "people are concerned about setting precedent. 'The Dems will use national emergencies, which is something we don't want.' They [will] do that anyway. The best way to stop that is to make sure I win the election."
Trump smears Democrats: "They are embracing open borders, socialism, & extreme late-term abortion...to allow babies to be ripped from the womb of their mothers. Right up to the very moment of death... the will execute the baby."
Trump on Stacey Abrams: "Who showed up? Oprah Winfrey. Michelle Obama. And President Obama. And they campaigned for her and they worked so hard and all our man had was Trump. And we kicked their ass."
Hmm. What do they all have in common?
After more than 2 hours, Trump is finally done talking.
His 2019 CPAC address was unhinged even by his standards.
Per pooler @andreadrusch, “Members of the audience left early. Trump concluded his speech saying not one person had left early.”
-A failed summit with North Korea
-House Democrats are readying a request for his tax returns
-New questions have been raised over his son-in-law's security clearance
-Michael Cohen gave what some call "credible" public testimony
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: