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  • Mueller's office attacked The NYT and Wa Post for 'inaccurately' reporting on his investigation

    06/23/2018 1:27:00 AM PDT · by blueplum
    Business Insider via aol news ^ | 22 Jun 2018 | Alexandra MA
    Robert Mueller's office has called out allegedly inaccurate reporting on the Russia investigation in a new court filing. A footnote in a new court filing said stories published by The New York Times and Washington Post are inaccurate and irresponsible. Manafort has previously warned that a lot of the reporting about his investigation is wrong. Robert Mueller has attacked the media, including The New York Times and the Washington Post, for reporting "inaccurately" on the Russia investigation. The rebuke came in a court filing on Thursday, which asked a judge to issue a 19-page questionnaire to potential jurors in the...
  • Why Are Parents Bringing Their Children on Treacherous Treks to the U.S. Border?

    06/23/2018 1:06:53 AM PDT · by blueplum · 5 replies
    NYT via MSN ^ | 22 Jun 2018 | JULIE TURKEWITZ, JOSE A. DEL REAL and RYAN CHRISTOPHER JONES
    TUCSON, Ariz. — When Luis Cruz left behind his wife, four of their children and the house he’d built himself, he’d heard that American officials might split him from his son, the one child he took with him. But earlier this month, the two of them set out from Guatemala anyway. The truth, he said this week, moments after they arrived at a cream-colored migrant shelter in Tucson, was that he would rather be apart from his child than face what they had left behind. “If they separate us, they separate us,” said Mr. Cruz, 41. {snip} “This is the...
  • She Became a Face of Family Separation at the Border. But She’s Still With Her Mother.

    06/23/2018 12:15:50 AM PDT · by McGruff · 7 replies
    NY Times (believe it or not) ^ | June 22, 2018 | Laura M. Holson and Sandra E. Garcia
    The photograph of a Honduran toddler, sobbing as she stares up at her mother, became a symbol of outrage this week at the Trump administration’s practice of separating children and parents detained for illegally crossing the border. But the child’s father, reached by phone in Honduras on Friday, told The New York Times that the mother and daughter were in fact never separated after being stopped at the border, and that they remain detained together in a family residential center in Texas. In a front-page caption published June 14 with a similar photo from a series by John Moore of...
  • Kamala Harris: Trump's treatment of migrants is 'a crime against humanity' {BARF]

    06/22/2018 10:57:09 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | Friday, June 22, 2018 | John Bowden
    After visiting a migrant detention facility on Friday, California Sen. Kamala Harris (D) accused the Trump administration of committing "crimes against humanity." Harris visited the Otay Mesa Detention Facility near San Diego, California, to meet with migrant mothers who had been separated from their children, according to Bloomberg. "This is outrageous," Harris said, addressing a crowd of several hundred protesters outside the facility, Bloomberg reported. "This is clearly a crime against humanity that is being committed by the United States government and we have to stop it." Harris blasted the administration for giving "no indication" of how the process of reuniting separated migrant families would work. More...
  • FBI Lovebirds : The Text Messages of Lisa Page & Peter Strzok (actors reading the texts!)

    06/22/2018 10:34:11 PM PDT · by bitt · 16 replies
    youtube ^ | May 8, 2018 | Phelim McAleer
    Verbatim reenactment of some texts. (This was created in May - not including what we've recently learned)
  • Despite separations, very few young children handed to Department of HHS [FridayTruthDump]

    06/22/2018 9:07:22 PM PDT · by blueplum · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | 22 Jun 2018 | Tal Kopan
    Washington (CNN)Though the potential separation of very young children from their parents as a result of the administration's "zero-tolerance" border policy has drawn concern across the country, new data released by the government show very few such children have been impacted. As of this week, the Department of Health and Human Services had more than 11,600 migrant children in its care -- roughly 80% of whom are children who came to the US by themselves. But of that total, a much smaller number were under the age of 13, or what is referred to as "tender age" children, and even...
  • Revealed: Canada uses massive US anti-terrorist database at borders

    06/22/2018 9:00:13 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 11 replies
    The database, called Tuscan, is provided to every Canadian border guard and immigration officer, and empowers them to detain, interrogate, arrest and deny entry to anyone found on it. Hundreds of pages of documents obtained by the Guardian through Canada’s access to information system reveal the fullest picture yet of a database that, although employed in Canada, is maintained exclusively by the US. It contains the personal information of as many as 680,000 people believed by US authorities to be linked with terrorism, and functions effectively as a second no-fly list that is cloaked in secrecy. *** Tuscan – which...
  • Something is wrong with Tom Arnold. Interview today on CNN.

    06/22/2018 8:47:40 PM PDT · by know.your.why · 43 replies
    CNN Live Interview ^ | 6/22/2018 | CNN Interview with T. Arnold.
    Lots of unreleased Trump's tapes, not known to the public for new TV Show! Tom Arnold admits to CNN Poppy Harlow in a crazy CNN interview on him meeting with Michael Cohen.
  • Atlantic City Officer Stabbed, Man Shot By Police, Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Says

    06/22/2018 8:25:15 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist
    CBS 3 PHILLY ^ | 22 JUNE 2018 | CBS 3 PHILLY
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBS) – An investigation is underway in Atlantic City after authorities say an officer was stabbed and a man was shot by police on Friday night. It happened in the 600 block of North Kentucky Avenue around 6: 30 p.m.
  • Salinas man sentenced to 22 years for armed robbery of K-Mart

    06/22/2018 7:44:31 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 19 replies
    KION ^ | Jun 22, 2018 | Avery Johnson
    A Salinas man is facing 22 years behind bars for robbing a K-Mart at gunpoint.
  • Trump tweet may doom House GOP effort on immigration

    06/22/2018 7:33:31 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/22/18 | Melanie Zanona
    President Trump on Friday may have doomed the chances for a House GOP immigration bill after urging Republican lawmakers to abandon the compromise effort they have been working on for weeks. The legislation was already on life support, with party leaders deciding on Thursday to postpone a vote to the following day as they struggled to garner enough support for the measure. But Trump likely put the nail in the coffin, telling Republicans they should “stop wasting their time” on the divisive issue. “Republicans should stop wasting their time on Immigration until after we elect more Senators and Congressmen/women in...
  • Cohen distances himself from Tom Arnold, says they did not discuss Trump

    06/22/2018 7:12:56 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/22/18 | Aris Folley
    President Trump's longtime lawyer Michael Cohen on Friday distanced himself from Tom Arnold after the actor claimed that the pair would be spending the weekend "hanging out." Cohen wrote in a tweet that while he appreciated Arnold's "kind words about me as a great father, husband and friend," the pair had what he characterized as "a chance, public encounter in the hotel lobby where he asked for a selfie." "Not spending the weekend together, did not discuss being on his show nor did we discuss @POTUS," Cohen wrote, adding "done" and "ridiculous." Cohen sent the tweet moments after Arnold gave...
  • Tom Arnold claims to have unreleased 'tapes' of Trump

    06/22/2018 7:12:45 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/22/18 | John Bowden
    Actor and comedian Tom Arnold claimed in an interview on Friday to have unreleased recordings of President Trump similar to the infamous "Access Hollywood" tape released during the 2016 election. In an interview with CNN, the actor was asked directly by CNN's Poppy Harlow whether he had "any tapes of the president that the public is not already aware of." "Yes," Arnold responded. Asked whether the unreleased recordings related to Trump's time as host and executive producer of NBC's "The Apprentice," Arnold replied, "We have a lot of things." In an earlier interview with NBC News, Arnold had said of...
  • Mixed-race family asks Blue Bell Ice Cream to change flavor name to be more inclusive

    06/22/2018 6:06:13 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 150 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 21, 2018 | CAITLIN O'KANE
    The mother of a mixed-race family is asking a popular ice cream manufacturer to change the name of one of its flavors to be more inclusive. Traci Schmidley says she is a mother of six and a foster mom to more. Some of her children are black and some are white. She says it was her 10-year-old son who first noticed the name of the ice cream, "The Great Divide." "The Great Divide" is half vanilla and half chocolate. The container has a line right down the middle dividing the off-white vanilla from the chocolate brown. When the family bought...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops: The Highwaymen ~ 23 June 2018

    06/22/2018 6:01:39 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 110 replies
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  • Now It All Starts Making Sense – Deep State “Fixer”: Henry John Kerner, The Cover-Up Expert….

    06/22/2018 5:49:33 PM PDT · by bitt · 60 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 6/22/2018 | SUNDANCE
    Years of questions about how so many DC scandals never ended up with any accountability are now slowly beginning to make sense. Henry Kerner is a missing piece of a very frustrating puzzle… Thanks to the efforts of Judicial Watch, we now find a name at the very heart of some of the most controversial investigative collapses in modern political history. The same John McCain staffer who told the IRS to weaponize their database to target Tea Party groups, was intimately involved in Fast-and-Furious, Benghazi, IRS and now -under the Trump administration- “Spygate”. If you wanted to control or cover-up...
  • Teen killed by an East Pittsburgh police officer ruled homicide

    06/22/2018 5:49:21 PM PDT · by BBell · 47 replies
    https://www.click2houston.com ^ | 6/22/18 | DARRAN SIMON AND HOLLIE SILVERMAN
    CNN) - The unarmed 17-year-old who was shot and killed by police in East Pittsburgh earlier this week died of a gunshot wound to the "trunk," the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office said Friday. The manner of Antwon Rose's death was listed as homicide. The medical examiner's brief report did not specify in what side of the "trunk" Antwon was shot. Witnesses said the African-American teen was fleeing police when he was struck by bullets. The officer who fired the fatal shots was identified by Allegheny County officials on Thursday as Michael Rosfeld, according to an email from the county's...
  • “Trump is planning to build more family detention centers – literally prison camps” Gavin Newsom

    06/22/2018 5:25:52 PM PDT · by Jayster · 72 replies
    Gavin Newsom mailing list | 06/22/2018 | Gavin Newsom
    No, Jay. No way. News just broke that Trump is planning to build more family detention centers – literally prison camps for children and families – here in California. They'd hold almost 100,000 people. We cannot let him so much as break ground on a single one. Trump and his aides want us to think they're slowing things down, fixing the problem they made – but they're actually ESCALATING their efforts to criminalize immigrants, tear more families apart, and incarcerate them indefinitely, in OUR state. It's hard to stomach the mere idea of it. It's horrifying. Inhuman. Evil. We have...
  • U.S. Prepares to House Up to 20,000 Migrants on Military Bases

    06/22/2018 5:22:45 PM PDT · by Innovative · 36 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 22, 2018 | Michael D. Shear, Helene Cooper and Katie Benner
    The United States is preparing to shelter as many as 20,000 migrant children on four American military bases, a Pentagon spokesman said on Thursday, as federal officials struggled to carry out President Trump’s order to keep immigrant families together after they are apprehended at the border. The 20,000 beds at bases in Texas and Arkansas would house “unaccompanied alien children,” said a Pentagon spokesman, Lt. Col. Michael Andrews, although other federal agencies provided conflicting explanations about how the shelters would be used and who would be housed there. There were reports of widespread confusion on the border.
  • Seattle council member to fight crime with Ping-Pong balls

    06/22/2018 5:22:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    My Northwest ^ | 6/22/18 | JASON RANTZ
    The area surrounding the King County Courthouse in downtown Seattle is dangerous. Crime is rampant. Homelessness is out of control. It’s not safe to visit as a juror. It’s not safe to work in the buildings nearby. You can’t even walk around the neighborhood without olfactory offenses, human waste everywhere. The solution? Ping-Pong! Seattle City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw says that she’d like to bring a host of amenities to the area as an “inclusive” way to make the area safer. She’d like to see Ping-Pong tables, seating, and food trucks come to the area.