Day 732 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
Real-time American gun violence data for the year:
•2,443 gun deaths
•4,177 gun injuries
•93 children shot
•385 teenagers shot
•327 armed home invasions
•220 incidents of defensive gun use
•259 unintentional shootings
•51 mass shootings
US Gen. Votel contradicts Trump on:
• ISIS (fight “far from over”)
• Syria (No Full Withdrawal)
• Afghanistan (No order to Withdraw)
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.
Rep Lauren Underwood said this AM on @MSNBC Kirstjen Nielsen still hasn't provided the stats she requested about the numbers of children separated from families and still in custody. "Sec'y Nielsen was unwilling to be candid & up front about what's going on at the border."
Reconstruction at North Korea’s Tongchang-ri missile facility has been completed, according to satellite images wsj.com/articles/north…
Trump said he was disappointed in some of the recent activity in North Korea but didn't say what he would do about it: "We'll let you know in about a year."
Wait. A year???
"Not My Fault" says Trump as he struggles to explain lack of progress on North Korea and trade... Is anything Trump's fault?
'Artificial' tremor detected in North Korean mining town
The Korean Meteorological Administration (KMA) said it was "artificial" seismic activity, presumed to be the result of an explosion inside a mine." koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/201…
Somebody should tell Michael Cohen because that’s one of the crimes he’s going to jail for!
Trump, in his tweet, is now apparently defending the hush money payments to silence women during the campaign.
Flashback: Last April, Trump claimed he didn't know about the payments.
Money man Allen Weisselberg has always been content to work behind the scenes. But his knowledge of nearly every penny taken in and spent by the Trump Organization for decades has thrust him into the spotlight. apne.ws/P9F2j5I
Rep. Dina Titus: "I believe that in the end it will be very clear that [Trump] used public money to get private profit." goo.gl/omd8u4
Asked if the House investigation of Trump admin risks "overreach," Nancy Pelosi replies, "No. This is our constitutional responsibility."
"If we were not to exercise oversight over the Executive Branch, we would be delinquent in our duties."
Rashida Tlaib says that she'll introduce a resolution this month calling on the Judiciary Committee to formally begin impeachment proceedings.
The body of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have been burned, according to recent reports
Day 21 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"
White House officials are worried the number of GOP senators supporting the resolution to overturn Trump's national emergency could grow. So they're sending a message that this will affect their standing with POTUS, and could lead to primary fights. cnn.com/2019/03/07/pol…
65% of Americans disapprove of Trump's emergency declaration.
Just 33% support it.
71% of independents are opposed according to Monmouth.
The Pentagon is planning to tap $1 billion in leftover funds from military pay and pension accounts to help Donald Trump pay for his long-sought border wall, a top Senate Democrat said Thursday." apnews.com/ba6c2bc1fa0243…
Kelly again contradicted Trump on his views of immigrants crossing the border illegally, saying they’re “overwhelmingly” not criminals. nytimes.com/2019/03/07/us/…
”Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross acted in ‘bad faith,’ broke several laws and violated the constitutional underpinning of representative democracy when he added a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.“
March 14 is shaping up to be a big hearing day:
-Wilbur Ross will testify at Oversight Committee on the 2020 Census.
-Mnuchin to testify before Ways and Means on 3/14 on Trump's 2020 budget.
-Felix Sater at Intelligence Committee on Trump Tower Moscow.
@KenDilanianNBC reported on MSNBC that Paul Manafort "gave a fairly short statement in which he did not apologize, did not seem to express remorse."
"He said, 'To say that I have been humiliated and ashamed would be a gross understatement.'"
Paul Manafort was sentenced to *only* 47 months.
Story not over: Manafort faces up to 10 years next week in D.C.
Ex-federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner reacts to the Manafort sentencing: "As a former prosecutor, I'm embarrassed. As an American, I'm upset ... I am just as disappointed with Judge Ellis ... It's an outrage and it's disrespectful of the American people."
The Russia investigation:
* Manafort: Sentenced.
* Roger Stone: Charged.
* Cohen: Sentenced.
* Pinedo: Sentenced
* Papadopoulos: Sentenced.
* van der Zwaan: Sentenced.
* Gates: Pleaded guilty.
* Flynn: Pleaded guilty.
* Patten: Pleaded guilty.
Rod Rosenstein, the outgoing deputy A.G., closed a speech today with this line: "Finally, in the spirit of promoting a culture of integrity, I want to leave you with the wisdom of this ancient proverb: if you desire to know a person’s character, consider his friends."
Embassy Staffers Say Jared Kushner Shut Them Out of Saudi Meetings thedailybeast.com/embassy-staffe…
*U.S. Household Net Worth dropped $3.73T in 4th Quarter of 2018.
That's trillion with a "T"!
Trump promised to save manufacturing jobs. Then Republicans passed a massive tax break for corporations like @GM.
The result? GM raked in billions in profits and STILL closed plants across the country, leaving thousands of Americans jobless.
Chinese officials are becoming wary of a quick trade deal, with the abrupt end to Trump's Hanoi summit serving as a cautionary tale
Trump received $1,880 portrait of himself made out of gemstones from prime minister of Vietnam
This is an embarrassment and an outrage --> The State Department offered a Finnish journalist an award for international women in courage. Then the award was revoked after her anti-Trump social media posts. foreignpolicy.com/2019/03/07/u-s…
“Socialism!” Trump revives an old battle cry against Democrats as he gears up for re-election.
Similar attacks were used against Social Security and Medicare. Now Trump is plastering the label on the Green New Deal and Medicare for all.
Todays, Senate Republicans voted to confirm a 40-year-old lawyer -- who repeatedly led efforts to make it harder to vote -- to be a lifetime U.S. circuit court judge.
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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