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💥Constitutional Crisis💥

💣Judge fast-tracks fight over sub of Trump fin records

Trump aided and abetted by Barr, tears at the very fabric of our Constitution

Trump ?? his administration’s Venezuela strategy

Trump’s shifting claim that ‘we got rid’ of the Johnson Amendment
💥Constitutional Crisis 2💥

White House revokes press passes for dozens of journalists

@senschumer: That. Is. Not. Acceptable.

Trump’s steel tariffs cost U.S. consumers $900,000 for every job created

Trump Pits Florida Against Puerto Rico Over Emergency Aid
💥Constitutional Crisis 3💥

Pompeo cancels trip to Greenland for meetings on Iran, North Korea

Barr’s top aide has seen the Russia probe like few in Trump’s world

Who is Richard Burr, Really?

Senate Judiciary Dems demand a Mueller hearing to DOJ
💥Constitutional Crisis 4💥

DOJ says goodbye to Rod Rosenstein

Senate Judiciary Comm adv the nomination of Jeffrey Rosen to replace RR

FBI has 850 open cases on domestic terrorism

Want to know why Congress hasn’t done a thing on climate for 30 years?
💥Constitutional Crisis 5💥

China Mobile bid to operate U.S. services denied by FCC over security concerns

U.S. Seizes North Korean Ship for Violating Sanctions

🤣🤣🤣He Founded ‘Students for Trump.’ Now He Could Face Jail Time for Impersonating a Lawyer
💥Constitutional Crisis 6💥

Valerie Plame is running for Congress in New Mexico

Hackers stole cash from 100 Amazon sellers in 'serious' fraud

D.C. Court of Appeals disbars Paul Manafort

Farmers say they are desperate for federal disaster aid, tired of DC 'bickering'
💥Constitutional Crisis 7💥

‘Art of the Deal’ writer wants publisher to ‘recategorize it as fiction’ — or take the book out of print

Casino Money Laundering: A Theoretical Example

Memphis judge says Jews should ‘get the f**k over the Holocaust’
💥Constitutional Crisis 8💥

GM plans to sell large Ohio factory to a company with fewer than 100 employees

Walmart to stop selling tobacco products to shoppers under 21

Groups accuse Amazon of violating children's privacy
💥Constitutional Crisis 9💥

RFK Jr. Is Our Brother and Uncle. He’s Tragically Wrong About Vaccines.

Former NSA H.R. McMaster: Some Trump Advisers Are a ‘Danger to the Constitution’

Dear Millennials and anyone else, STOP STEALING DEFENSE INFORMATION!
💥Constitutional Crisis 10💥

Pope decrees bishops must be directly accountable for sex abuse or cover-ups

China overplayed its hand with Trump on trade, and it could cost them dearly

Hackers Steal $40M Worth of Bitcoin

More Than 1,000 Guns Seized at Cynthia Beck’s Mansion
💥Constitutional Crisis 11💥

Disbarred imm lawyer Andreea Dumitru just got sentenced to 5 years in prison

5 Estonian Residents Arrested For Conspiring To Import Carfentanil And Fentanyl Into US

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg face subpoena from Canadian Parliament
💥Constitutional Crisis 12💥

US hair trigger: Iran moving ballistic missiles by boat

Trump's top intelligence and military advisers held unusual meeting at CIA on Iran

Iran Says It Will Resume Some Activities It Had Halted Under Nuclear Deal

EU: 'We reject any ultimatums'
💥Constitutional Crisis 13💥

Taliban attackers bomb Virginia-based nonprofit in Kabul

New: North Korea Launches 2 Suspected Short-Range Missiles In A New Test

Venezuela's opposition vow to defy Maduro after key figure detained
💥Constitutional Crisis 14💥

U.S., Japan, India and Philippines challenge Beijing with naval drills in the South China Sea

Member of China-Based Hacking Group Indicted for Series of Computer Intrusions

Federalist Paul Clement Questions DOJ's Anti-Obamacare Stance
💥Constitutional Crisis 15💥

2 Russian spies sentenced in Montenegro in coup attempt

The CIA Sent Warnings to at Least 3 Khashoggi Associates About New Threats From Saudi Arabia
This is BIG. Federal judge fast-tracking case over Congress' subpoena of Donald Trump's accounting records (read: tax returns and more). The court hearing is on Tuesday.
H/T @kpolantz
‘The president, aided and abetted by the attorney general, tears at the very fabric of our Constitution.’ — @RepRaskin listed all of Trump’s misdeeds and it is jaw-dropping

Trump is ? his admin’s aggressive strategy in Venezuela following the failure of a U.S.-backed effort to oust President Nicolás Maduro, complaining he was misled about how easy it would be to replace the socialist strongman with a young opposition figure

Among the many things Lyndon B. Johnson cemented into law is the “#JohnsonAmendment” a provision of the U.S. tax code that prohibits religious organizations and many nonprofits from endorsing or opposing political candidates.

IN WHAT APPEARS TO BE an unprecedented move, the White House revoked the press passes of a significant chunk of the Washington press corps because they didn’t meet a new standard

@SenateMajLdr McConnell is blocking legislation by turning the Senate into his legislative graveyard.

That. Is. Not. Acceptable.
The best dealmaker🙄

U.S. consumers/biz are paying more than $900K yr for every job saved/created by Trump steel tariffs.The cost is more than 13X the typ salary of a steelworker,

Trump renewed his attacks on Puerto Rico at a rally Wednesday, this time pitting his supporters in Florida against the U.S. territory, both of which were destroyed by Category 5 hurricanes.


The long-planned Greenland visit was supposed to be part of a renewed push by Pompeo to assert American leadership in the Arctic, but that effort was overshadowed by Pompeo's comments on climate change while in Finland Monday

Insider Trading

At the beginning Rabbitt was in the WH helping the new admin nav congressional probes into Moscow interference in 2016. At the end Rabbitt was at the DOJ as chief of staff to Robert Mueller’s boss, Attorney General William Barr,

Senior U.S. officials told Burr that Russia’s interference was designed to support Donald Trump’s electoral chances. Burr decided to team up with the Trump campaign anyway, and hitch his own electoral fate in North Carolina to Trump’s political fortunes.

"The attached document identifies at least 60 unanswered questions related to both Russian interference and obstruction of justice. We believe Robert Mueller would be best-suited to answer these and other questions..."

H/T @maddow

Outgoing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has evoked strong opinions across the political spectrum during his two-year tenure.

Jeffrey Rosen has served a deputy secretary at the Trans Dept since 2017 and also spent time as GC at the agency during the George W. Bush administration. Rosen also served as GC at OMB and spent 2009 to 2017 as a law partner at Kirkland & Ellis.

40% of FBI dom terrorist are cases of racially motivated violent extremism
"significant majority" of those racially motivated cases inv white supremacist extremists, the threat posed by dom terrorists in the US "persistent and evolving

The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously on Thursday to deny China Mobile's bid to provide U.S. telecommunications services, citing risks that the Chinese government could use the approval to conduct espionage against the U.S. government.

The NK ship was first detained by Indonesia in April 2018. Under an unusual U.S. civil forfeiture action, the vessel is now in the possession of the United States and is currently approaching U.S. territorial waters

at the same time he was bldg a nationwide pol net and srvg as 1 of most vis young faces of Trump’s pop mvmt, Lambert was also posing online as NY lawyer making off with tens of thousands of $ in fees he stole from unwitting clients seeking legal services

Valerie Plame, the ex-CIA officer whose identity was revealed by the pardoned Scooter Libby 2003, is running for Congress in New Mexico
Amazon reported a "serious" campaign that compromised the accounts of roughly 100 sellers between May and October 2018, draining them of cash. The internet giant understood that the intruders changed account details at Barclays and Prepay Technologies.

👊Manafort's disbarment decision came after the D.C. Bar in a March report alerted the court that its disciplinary counsel recommended Manafort be disbarred because of conviction of crimes “involving moral turpitude.”

Calhoun County FL one of the areas hit hardest by Hurr Michael more than 200 days ago the community –which has gotten virtually no federal aid, yet – is still waiting as Congress and the White House squabble over a multibillion-dollar disaster aid package

“Given The Times report on Trump’s staggering losses, I’d be fine if Random House simply took the book out of print,” Schwartz said, referring to the book’s publisher.

“Or recategorized it as fiction,” he added.

The great @ninaandtito!
Let’s say a casino makes $100 in a year. Their expenses are $60 a year. Profit should be $40. Which means taxes owed on $40. The casino owner thinks paying taxes is for “losers.” What to do?

A growing number of groups have called for disciplinary measures to be taken against Jim Lammey, a Memphis judge who posted racist and anti-Semitic articles on his Facebook page, including one saying that Jews should “get the f**k over the Holocaust.”

🙄The closed plant employed 4500 people.

Trump tweeted Wed and General Motors confirmed that the automaker is trying to sell its recently shuttered Lordstown, Ohio factory to Workhorse Group, an electric vehicle company with fewer than 100 employees.

Walmart will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products to shoppers younger than 21. WalMart said that it is also phasing out the sale of fruit- and dessert-flavored e-cigarettes also. The changes will take effect July 1.

Public interest groups are asking the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate Amazon’s Echo Dot Kids, arguing that the smart device is violating children’s privacy by collecting and storing their data without meaningful control for parents.

RFK Jr.'s siblings chime in on the deadly anti-vaxx position of their brother, and say he's part of the problem. Russia must love him.


1 group “who are not there to give the pres options they’re there to try to manip the situation based on their own agenda, not the president’s agenda”

The other group “cast themselves in the role of saving the country even the world, from the president

The fab @ericgarland

A Rant

Pope Francis issued a landmark decree on Thursday making bishops directly accountable for sexual abuse or covering it up, requiring clerics to report any cases to Church superiors and allowing anyone to complain directly to the Vatican if needed.
Revelations r emerging that indicate both sides appeared to think they had the other over a barrel. As a result they pushed for more setting the stage for a rapid escalation in tensions which undid session after session of hard-fought negotiations
Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, said hackers withdrew 7,000 Bitcoins worth about $40 million via a single transaction in a “large scale security breach,” the latest in a long line of thefts in the digital currency space.

Scores of weapons were laid out in the driveway of Cynthia Beck's home located in Holmby Hills, one of the toniest neighborhoods in Los Angeles in an area known as the "platinum triangle." She was Gordon Getty's mistress, and has 3 kids with him.

This disbarred immigration lawyer Andreea Dumitru just got sentenced to 5 years in prison. She connects to Michael Cohen’s taxi partner, Evgeny Friedman “The Taxi King.”
She lied on over 100 asylum applications.
(PS it’s all connected)

💥The arrest of these 5 for allegedly conspiring to traffic large quantities of carfentanil is yet another imp case brought by @SDNY and DEA. A key component in battling the opioid epidemic is disrupting the supply chain"

Intelligence showing that Iran is likely moving short-range ballistic missiles aboard boats in the Persian Gulf was one of the critical reasons the US decided to move an aircraft carrier strike group and B-52 bombers into the region

Wow, Bolton thinks he has his lifelong dream of regime change in Iran. You can smell his desperation.
Current and former officials said it is extremely rare for senior White House officials or Cabinet members to attend a meeting at CIA headquarters.
Iran's president says increased uranium enrichment will begin in 60 days if world powers don't shield it from U.S. sanctions. The move is a signal to the world that Tehran is losing patience with U.S. efforts to punish Iran economically

The EU has responded firmly to Iran's threat to roll back its 2015 nuclear deal commitments, saying in a statement Thursday that it rejects any ultimatums but remained committed to the multilateral pact.

Counterpart International, a U.S. government-supported group headquartered in Arlington that promotes leadership, civic engagement and elections in foreign countries was bombed and stormed by the Taliban, in Afghanistan.

North Korea launched two projectiles Thursday that are believed to have been short-range missiles, according to South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff, in what would be the second test of such missiles in the past five days.

Edgar Zambrano the vice-president of Venezuela’s opposition-controlled parliament, was seized by intelligence agents on Wednesday night, and at least nine other lawmakers members are also facing detention on charges relating to last week’s failed uprising

In fresh show of naval force in the contested South China Sea, a U.S. guided missile destroyer conducted drills with a Japanese aircraft carrier, two Indian naval ships and a Philippine patrol vessel in the waterway claimed by China

A committee in Canada's Parliament voted unanimously to issue a subpoena demanding appearances from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg. the subpoena can only be enforced if the Facebook execs step foot on Canadian soil

Member of Sophisticated China-Based Hacking Group Indicted for Series of Computer Intrusions, Including 2015 Data Breach of Health Insurer Anthem Inc. Affecting Over 78 Million People

Color me surprised!

Clement, speaking on a Federalist Society panel, said there are potential "costs to the system" when the Justice Department doesn't defend federal laws under a traditional duty to defend acts of Congress.


In a clever bit of self-promotion FB takes a year of a user’s content, auto-generates a celebratory video. This user called himself “Abdel-Rahim Moussa, the Caliphate” “Thanks for being here, from FB” the video concludes flashing the cos “thumbs up”
💣A Montenegro court on Thursday sentenced two Russian military intelligence operatives and 11 others to up to 15 years in prison for plotting to overthrow the Balkan country's government and prevent it from joining NATO.

The CIA and FSS are warning friends and colleagues of Jamal Khashoggi that their efforts to continue the pro-democracy work of the slain Saudi journalist has made them and their families the targets of potential retaliation from Saudi Arabia


At the CIA, she’s an operative with a paintbrush


Notice how the news is flying fast and furious? Do you know why? Because they are so scared, they are throwing every little thing at the walls to get you to look away from the obstruction.

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