-Cooperated w/Addt'l Foreign Gov'ts
-Erik Prince & Don Jr Tied 2 Mtgs
-Mistakenly Called Melania "Melanie"
-Recv'd Royal Shade Over Crowd Size
-Zinke Allowed Restricted Site Tours
-HUD Pulls Tool That ID's Segregation
-No Mention of #RoyalWedding
Day 589 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
Day 457 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 230 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
Parkland father rips McConnell, Ryan after Texas shooting: They have no spine hill.cm/84RBaSo
Jimmy Kimmel calls to vote out politicians who don't take action on gun laws after Texas shooting hill.cm/g4VWeu3
An ever-growing body of research consistently reaches the same conclusion: The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns nyti.ms/2L9BsBz
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has offered to pay for the funerals of all the victims of the Santa Fe High School shooting. abc13.com/sports/jj-watt…
Day 50 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 50 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.
Hard to believe it’s been 13 years since the last royal wedding.
After not being invited, Trump made no mention of today’s #RoyalWedding
*BBC* throwing Royal shade at Trump this a.m.
Jimmy Carter jokes that the crowd at his Liberty University commencement address is bigger than when Trump gave it hill.cm/VLrNvsE
Dinnertime must be so awkward at the Conway house.
Mueller's team has been meeting with a Ukrainian lawmaker at the center of a plan to end Ukraine's conflict with Russia, pressing him about interactions with Trump officials.
He tried to shuttle his plan to the WH via Felix Sater & Michael Cohen.
3 months before the election, a group gathered at Trump Tower to meet with Don Jr. to offer help to win:
• Israeli specialist in social media manipulation
• George Nader, an emissary for Arab princes
• Blackwater founder Erik Prince nyti.ms/2IV6EpU
George Nader was quickly embraced as a close ally by Trump campaign advisers — meeting frequently with Jared Kushner and Michael Flynn.
At the time, Nader was promoting a secret plan to use private contractors to destabilize Iran, NYT reports. nyti.ms/2IV6EpU
After Trump was elected, Nader paid the Israeli specialist up to $2 million.
One reason, among others, a company linked to the specialist provided Nader with a presentation about the significance of social media to Trump’s victory.
"The meetings, which have not been reported previously, are the first indication that countries other than Russia may have offered assistance to the Trump campaign in the months before the presidential election." nyti.ms/2IV6EpU
George Nader, who worked with Crown Prince Mohammed of Abu Dhabi to arrange that Seychelles meeting between Erik Prince & financier close to Putin, also visited Moscow twice during the campaign as a confidential emissary of the crown prince. nyti.ms/2IV6EpU
"Erik Prince...arranged the meeting. The emissary, George Nader, told Donald Trump Jr. that the crown princes who led Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were eager to help his father win election as president."
Erik Prince has a LOT of explaining to do:
Left: Prince’s sworn Nov. 30 testimony sharply downplaying his connection to the Trump campaign.
Right: Prince facilitating high level meetings for the campaign with foreign officials, per NYT
Co's connected to Joel Zamel, the Israeli specialist, have ties to Russia. One firm had previously worked for Oleg Deripaska & Dmitry Rybolovlev.
Deripaska was once in business with Manafort.
Rybolovlev once purchased a Florida mansion from Trump. nyti.ms/2IV6EpU
Mueller has issued a subpoena regarding Israeli entrepreneur Joel Zamel’s work w/Don Jr., George Nader and Erik Prince in the months before the 2016 election.
Trump’s surprising decision last summer to align himself with the Saudis over Qatar, a US ally, looks a little different in light of today’s NYT bombshell about SA & UAE offering help to his campaign.
WSJ confirms Mueller’s probe is looking more closely into Middle Eastern involvement during Trump’s campaign; it’s now exploring the role of an Israeli entrepreneur with ties to the UAE, according to people familiar with the matter. wsj.com/articles/muell…
Quite interesting, given this new information, that Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee were so confident in closing their investigation.
FBI officials concluded they had legal authority to open the investigation after receiving info that George Papadopoulos was told that Moscow had compromising info on Clinton, according to NYT.
NYT says there's no evidence it was a political move.
The DNC has asked a federal court to order the State Department to present a lawsuit to Russia that alleges election meddling on behalf of Trump in the 2016 election. wapo.st/2IsOigC
Just 13 states have requested funds that Congress set aside to secure election systems.
More than 75% of the funding set aside has yet to be dispersed. WHY???
33 Democratic senators call out Trump for his remarks on ZTE: "Your recent remarks directing Secretary Ross to help ZTE... call into grave doubt whether this administration will put American jobs and national security first." bit.ly/2rWgJbn
Avenatti on @amjoyshow: "It's going to remain a carnival because the stakes are so high and because Michael Cohen keeps lying about what happened. Trump keeps lying about what happened. If they want the carnival and the circus to leave town, they need to stop the coverup."
Avenatti to @amjoyshow: "It is still our intention to depose the President of the United States, Mr. Trump. Because now more than ever we need some straight answers under oath... Mr. Giuliani and all of his other handlers are not going to be able to testify for him."
Porn industry group trolls Trump with letter explaining difference between HIV and HPV hill.cm/xau3Y00
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf defends her intervention in ICE raids: "Mr. President, I am not obstructing justice. I am seeking it."
Border Patrol is reportedly undercounting hundreds of migrant deaths on the southern border.
CNN identified 564 border-crossing deaths over 16 years missing from Border Patrol figures.
Before Friday’s failed vote, Paul Ryan flicked his hands in the air, washing his hands of the matter.
But he’s still in charge for 7 months and he has to figure a way out of this immigration mess.
Leading Mexican presidential candidate vows to challenge Trump's "offensive" tweets hill.cm/QGQUexg
Trump Interior Secretary arranged special tours to restricted sites for friends: report hill.cm/OL1Hvsc
The Earth is not warming. The White Cliffs of Dover are tumbling into the sea and causing sea levels to rise. Global warming is helping grow the Antarctic ice sheet.
Those are assertions from Republicans on the Science, Space and Tech Committee. sciencemag.org/news/2018/05/r…
After waiting 21 days, James Shaw Jr., the Waffle House hero, says his call with Trump was "a little lackluster, to be honest with you." tmz.com/2018/05/16/waf…