-Cohen Solicited $$ 4 Trump Family
-Eliminates Top Cybersecurity Post
-Cancels White House Press Briefing
-Hiring McConnell's Brother-in-Law
-Caught Off Guard w/No Korea News
-Pruitt’s Pvt Email Under Investigation
-Fed Judge Rules Against Manafort
Day 585 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
Day 453 since Donald Trump held a news conference.
Trump’s first and only solo news conference was on February 16, 2017.
What is he afraid of?
Day 226 since the deadliest mass shooting on U.S soil in Las Vegas that killed 58, injured 546 and Congress has taken NO action to prevent future mass shootings. #NeverForget
Two parents of children murdered at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have announced that they’re running together for two seats on the Broward County School Board. politi.co/2ImXUoU
Gabrielle Anzalone, an 18-year-old high school student, is running for a seat on her local school board in Long Island after her school attempted to punish her and classmates for joining the National School Walkout against gun violence. teenvogue.com/story/gabriell…
Day 46 without Trump publicly offering his condolences for Master Sgt. Johnathan Dunbar, the fallen American service member who lost his life after an IED bombing in Syria. Why?
Day 46 Since Hope Hicks left as Trump’s 4th Communications Director after testifying to a Congressional committee that she had told "white lies" on Trump's behalf.
Trump has since been directing all White House messaging and communication.
Today is the deadline for Trump’s 2017 financial disclosure.
“He going to have to check a box that will give us a ballpark” for his liabilities to Michael Cohen. “That will tell us a lot about whether there were additional payments by Cohen.”
This report will show Trump's liabilities.
“He going to have to check a box that will give us a ballpark” for his liabilities to Cohen. “That will tell us a lot about whether there were additional payments by Cohen.” wapo.st/2GiULo9
Steve Kerrigan, President of Obama’s inaugural committee: "They [Trump campaign] either totally mismanaged the $107,000,000 that they raised or they treated this, as it can be treated ... as an opportunity to have a slush fund." on.msnbc.com/2Geyacl
Federal prosecutors lost a major case last year against six defendants accused of rioting and destroying property in connection with anti-Trump protests on Inauguration Day.
But now, prosecutors are trying again. buzzfeed.com/zoetillman/j20…
MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow court sentences Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to 30 days in jail over unauthorized protest.
Reminder: Trump has openly called for his opponents to be jailed.
After top Trump officials went to Beijing last month, the Chinese government wrote up a list of economic and trade demands, WaPo reports.
On Sunday, Trump caved to one of those demands (ZTE) before the next round of negotiations even starts. washingtonpost.com/news/josh-rogi…
The nation's top counterintelligence official told the Senate Intel Committee that Chinese ZTE cellphones could pose a national security risk to the United States.
His comments come two days after Trump’s tweet calling to help ZTE. nbcnews.com/politics/congr…
The White House canceled today's press briefing.
White House apparently trying to avoid addressing the deaths in Gaza, the lack of apology, the ZTE tweet, the $500M loan, and Qatari rep meeting...just to name a few.
Trump has nominated Mitch McConnell and Elaine Chao’s brother-in-law to lead the federal agency that pays worker pensions.
The White House did not provide biographical info about him or answer questions about his relationship to Chao & McConnell. bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
CIA Director nominee Gina Haspel in new letter: "The enhanced interrogation program is not one the CIA should have undertaken."
(Like those before her, say whatever to get votes)
Gina Haspel's nomination for CIA director picks up key support from Democratic Sen. Warner, the vice chairman of Senate Intel Cmte.
Remember that time when Sen. Warner warned us not to repeat past mistakes that led to torture and illegal actions?
Doug Jones is a NO on Haspel:
The U.S. has identified a suspect in the leak of the CIA’s computer hacking arsenal.
Joshua Adam Schulte, who worked for a CIA group that designs code to spy on foreign adversaries, is believed to have provided the CIA's info to WikiLeaks. washingtonpost.com/world/national…
Tracing the untold story of Bob Mueller’s time in combat in Vietnam, is out today: wired.com/story/robert-m…
A federal judge has denied Paul Manafort's motion to dismiss the indictment returned against him by a grand jury in D.C. buzzfeed.com/zoetillman/a-j…
The Twitter translation from a Dutch version of the Manafort news is epic
Daily Mail alleging the Trumps took $$ on the other end of Cohen's deals:
Cohen facing claims he asked Middle Eastern official for millions of dollars to give to 'Trump family members' in meeting at Trump Tower weeks after the election:"
The Justice Department and the FBI are investigating Cambridge Analytica, NYT reports. mobile.nytimes.com/2018/05/15/us/…
The Trump admin has eliminated the White House’s top cyber policy role, Politico reports. politico.com/story/2018/05/…
Ecuador bankrolled a $5,000,000 spy operation to protect & support Julian Assange in its London embassy, employing a security company & undercover agents to monitor visitors, embassy staff and British police, according to docs seen by the Guardian. theguardian.com/world/2018/may…
Number of circuit court judges confirmed yesterday: 2
️Number of circuit court judges confirmed today: 2
️Number of circuit court judges @SenateMajLdr held votes on, when Obama was president, in 2015 & 2016 combined: 2
Trump attended a GOP Senate lunch today to discuss how his nominees are not getting confirmed, just after he nominated the GOP Senate Majority Leader's wholly unqualified brother-in-law to lead a federal agency.
It’s downright poetic.
Kelly Sadler comment about McCain did NOT come up at Trump lunch, according to Sens. Toomey and Rounds. Only two questions were asked at hour-long lunch.
Also ZTE tweet did not come up nor did the Russia investigation in lunch with Trump, per Mike Rounds.
South Korean news agency: North Korea threatens to cancel U.S. summit over South Korea-U.S. military drills.
Let's see if Trump folds and halts the drills.
White House official says they were "caught off guard"
The United States blocked a UN statement by Kuwait to investigate the 58 Palestinian deaths in Gaza yesterday.
They didn't discuss it. They BLOCKED it.
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union reports plans are in progress to salvage Iran nuclear deal following U.S. withdrawal.
Trump will somehow take credit.
Emails show the Trump admin trying to manage a potentially damaging report on a class of chemicals found to have polluted water supplies near U.S. military installations, worrying it could be a "public relations nightmare." cnbc.com/2018/05/14/tru…
Grassley said he may call on Pruitt to resign if the EPA agency scales back on admin's commitments on the renewable fuels standard. "They better, or I'm going to be calling on Pruitt to resign because I'm done playing around on this."
Not because of the scandals?
Trump admin is preparing to put migrant children in warehouses on military bases after separating them from their families.
Campaign fundraising site suspends Republican accounts, vows to reject "Trumpism" hill.cm/yjt6cLE
Stormy Daniels has raised nearly $500,000 for her lawsuit against Trump by relying on contributions from a crowdfunding site. But no one knows precisely who is funding the effort. apne.ws/A9fKFIh
Pro-Trump activist once ran publication that bashed him, mocked the size of his penis: report hill.cm/N7GvFAT
Keith Richards torches Trump presidency as "worst nightmare": America "has to get rid" of him hill.cm/PcbNpsO
North Korea says will need to reconsider summit with U.S. if Washington insists on North giving up nuclear program.
But, Trump already awarded himself the Nobel Peace Prize.
Citing first vice minister of foreign affairs Kim Kye Gwan, North Korea’s central news agency said fate of U.S.-North Korea summit as well as bilateral relations “would be clear” if Washington speaks of a Libya-style denuclearization for the North.
“The statement added U.S. President Donald Trump would remain as a “failed president” if he follows in the steps of his predecessors.”
No White House news briefing on schedule for Wednesday.
And here it is: the English-language translation of N. Korea's latest statement, taking aim pretty clearly at John Bolton.