Day 739 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
Real-time US gun violence data as of March 14th:
•2,695 gun deaths
•4,632 gun injuries
•101 children shot
•437 teenagers shot
•352 armed home invasions
•242 incidents of defensive gun use
•287 unintentional shootings
•55 mass shootings
According to a new poll, mass shootings are among the top political priorities for people in their 30s and younger.
Momentum is on the side of gun safety. buff.ly/2XRa55u
Connecticut Supreme Court issues ruling allowing families of Sandy Hook victims to continue lawsuit against Remington, maker of gun used in the school shooting
Families who lost loved ones in Newtown will have their day in court. This is an important step toward holding gun manufacturers accountable. nytimes.com/2019/03/14/nyr…
The ruling is one of several victories in 2019 for Sandy Hook families & efforts to increase gun control. In Jan, a judge ruled that Infowars must surrender internal documents after host Alex Jones spread false claims about the Sandy Hook shooting. nyti.ms/2F7PmBM
@fred_guttenberg delivered letters on behalf of 200 gun violence survivors urging the Senators who champion background checks to do everything they can to spark a debate about the issue in the Senate.
CHAMPIONS OF GUN REFORM IN THE SENATE MUST ACT
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.
"At least can I go with my aunt? I want her to come...My mommy says that I’ll go with my aunt & that she’ll come to pick me up there as quickly as possible."
More than 10,000 migrant children remain separated from their families. bit.ly/2CoAkal
Asked about attorney emails saying Cohen has "friends in high places," Adam Schiff said, "it doesn't require any great imagination to picture" Trump having conversations about pardons privately like he signals publicly.
A New York court found that “[Trump] is still a person, and he is not above the law” on.wsj.com/2TOxuoW
Trump’s legal team suffered a blow when a NY appellate court rejected its efforts to get a defamation lawsuit against Trump dismissed.
The civil suit against Trump stems from Summer Zervos, who has accused Trump of sexually assaulting her. on.wsj.com/2TOxuoW
Saudi Arabia Rejects Calls For Independent Investigation Into Khashoggi Killing
Day 28 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"
12 Republicans crossed party lines to join Democrats in rebuking Trump’s national emergency declaration.
Final vote was 59 to 41, with all Democrats voting to support the measure setting up Trump’s first veto.
Not sure you can do this by tweet
Aides are hashing out plans for Trump to veto the resolution blocking his national emergency declaration in front of the cameras as soon as tomorrow. Official said it would be unusual for Trump not to do so.
How about we don't televise it?
Texas man sues over fear Trump's emergency declaration will cause ancestors' burial sites to be moved hill.cm/xXXwtK5
Asked by an Irish reporter if his immigration policies are "cruel," Trump says: "They've become cruel because they're so ridiculous and it hurts people."
Trump warns his opponents of the possibility of armed pushback, saying it would be "very bad" if his supporters in the military, police and a biker group were provoked into getting "tough": thestar.com/news/world/201…
Trump: "I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers for Trump — I have the tough people, but they don’t play it tough — until they go to a certain point and then it would be very bad, very bad."
It's important to unpack how Trump's veiled incitement really works.
He isn't *calling* on his supporters to be violent. He's just saying, hey, they *might* get violent under certain circumstances, and by golly, you'd better hope it doesn't!
The House passed a resolution 420-0 calling for the public release of the Mueller report.
GRAHAM BLOCKS MUELLER RESOLUTION
@LindseyGrahamSC objects/temporarily blocks resolution which calls for public release of the Mueller report.
Says he wants to add another special counsel: *to investigate the Clinton email and FBI's handling. (1/2)
Graham specifically wants a special counsel to:
- "Investigate alleged misconduct around the handling of the Clinton email investigation."
- "Investigate the abuse of the FISA warrant process against Mr. Carter Page." (2/2)
Russian spies were all over the 2016 race. They were working for one candidate: Donald Trump
Reminder: Trump claims Russia interfering in the election is a "big fat hoax."
Judge sets Roger Stone’s trial date for Nov. 5, 2019.
Andrew Weissmann Stepping Down From Special Counsel Robert Mueller Team : NPR npr.org/2019/03/14/703…
FOX NEWS: "Beto O'Rourke is now in the game for the Democratic primary. What's the president think about that?"
WH SPOX @hogangidley45: "Well first of all you pronounced it wrong. It's Robert Francis."
FYI: Bobby Kennedy was also "Robert Francis"
Trump says Beto O'Rourke has "a lot of hand movement" after he was asked about the former Texas lawmaker's 2020 presidential bid announcement
Sounds like Trump is jealous of Beto's "normal sized" hands
Trump mocked Beto O'Rourke for his hand gestures, saying he moves his hands too much and that he might be “crazy.” Well, watch this entire video and you decide who’s really crazy.
Beto O'Rourke: "Any single Democrat running today -- and I may not be able to enumerate every single one of them right now -- would be far better than the current occupant of the White House."
Steve Wynn faced a big potential tax bill when he sold his stake in Wynn Resorts after sexual-assault allegations. 3 months later, he met w/Treasury officials as they wrote regs for a new tax incentive that could help him defer & reduce those taxes. wsj.com/articles/steve…
The National Security Adviser of Afghanistan told a room full of reporters that U.S. Special Representative Zalmay Khalizad is trying to “delegitimize the Afghan government,” perhaps so he can take it over for himself.
"Winter temperatures at the north pole are likely to rise by at least 3C above pre-industrial levels by mid-century, and there could be further rises to between 5C and 9C above the recent average for the region, according to the UN." theguardian.com/environment/20…
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: