Elizabeth Warren accuses Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg of changing policy to benefit Donald Trump.

By |2019-10-08T06:56:31-08:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |65 Comments


No wonder Zuckerberg is so worried about Elizabeth Warren, she is clearly not even remotely intimidated by him or his company.

And she is not wrong here about Facebook allowing those lies to be posted on Facebook despite the fact that they have claimed that they are exerting tighter controls over false content. 

And it certainly helps Facebook’s bottom line to loosen those restrictions.  

Courtesy of Market Watch:

If you’ve seen an ad slamming Democrats’ impeachment effort against President Donald Trump while browsing Facebook over the past several days, you’ve got a lot of company.

More than 1,800 ads on Trump’s Facebook FB, -0.91% page mentioning impeachment ran in the week through Sept. 30, CNN reported Monday, and were viewed between 16 and 18 million times.

Trump’s campaign has spent between $600,000 and $2 million on the ads, the report says, citing Laura Edelson, a researcher at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering.

Trump’s campaign is attempting through the ads to enlist supporters for what it calls the “Official Impeachment Defense Task Force.” Edelson told CNN many of the ads are being used to harvest contact information.

So apparently allowing lies and false accusations pays big money over on Facebook.

But didn’t we kind of already know that? 

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65 Comments

  1. anonymous October 8, 2019 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    Trump has no strategy — ‘he has a festering vat of resentment in his heart that gurgles out’: Charlie Pierce

    “This was a freak press conference,” he said of Trump’s statements. “It was like nothing I think I’ve ever seen. The president admitting to having committed an offense against the law, let alone on abuse of his office. Then proceeding to do it again with a different country and a different appeal, then to have his in Congress saying he was kidding. He wasn’t kidding, he ran his mouth. That’s what he does.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/trump-has-no-strategy-he-has-a-festering-vat-of-resentment-in-his-heart-that-gurgles-out-charlie-pierce/

    • Anonymous October 8, 2019 at 7:29 pm - Reply

      Warren’s anecdotal family folk stories are starting to fall apart. And this isn’t even the fake Indian claims.

      Your blog comment section has become nothing but people posting links to raw story and politicususa. Nice lol.

      • nanna October 9, 2019 at 10:57 am - Reply

        bullshit.

        why are you here?

        • Anonymous October 10, 2019 at 2:40 am - Reply

          Not bullshit. Her homey stories quoted from her books are not adding up with her words.

  2. anonymous October 8, 2019 at 1:56 pm - Reply

    GOP-led Senate Intel Committee reports Kremlin directed Russian attacks to help Trump

    A just-released report from the Republican-majority Senate Intelligence Committee reveals the social media attacks on the 2016 U.S. election that placed Donald Trump in the White House were performed “at the direction of the Kremlin.” That report also finds that not only did the Kremlin work to ensure Hillary Clinton lost the election, but that Donald Trump won the Republican Party’s nomination in the primaries.

    “The Senate panel cited the ‘close-ties’ of Yevgeny Prigozhin,” who is the director of the Russian Internet Research Agency, “to Russian President Vladimir Putin as evidence of ‘significant Kremlin support, authorization, and direction of the IRA’s operations and goals,’” The Hill reports.

    The Kremlin’s social media disinformation campaigns were part of a “broader, sophisticated, and ongoing information warfare campaign designed to sow discord in American politics and society,” the Senate report states.

    But that report also finds that the attacks on the 2016 election by Putin’s associates did not stop after the election of Donald Trump. In fact, after the 2016 election, they increased.

    “Russia is waging an information warfare campaign against the U.S. that didn’t start and didn’t end with the 2016 election,” Intel Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) said.

    He added that Russia’s goal is now “broader: to sow societal discord and erode public confidence in the machinery of government. By flooding social media with false reports, conspiracy theories, and trolls, and by exploiting existing divisions, Russia is trying to breed distrust of our democratic institutions and our fellow Americans.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/gop-led-senate-intel-committee-reports-kremlin-directed-russian-attacks-to-help-trump/

  3. anonymous October 8, 2019 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    Israelis worried Trump might turn on them next after abandoning the Kurds

    …..Israel’s biggest mainstream paper flashed the headline, “A knife in our back,” about the withdrawal of U.S. troops.

    “The conclusion we draw needs to be unequivocal: Trump has become unreliable for Israel. He can no longer be trusted,” wrote columnist Shimon Shiffer in Yediot Ahronot.

    “I feel like a Kurd today,” said former Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Dore Gold. Gold now serves as a top foreign policy advisor to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    “There’s a growing sense that Trump is backing away from his commitments to allies,” said arms control expert Emily Landau, who works at the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv. “I’m not sure Israel’s in the same category as Saudi Arabia and the Kurds. At least I’m hoping that we’re not in the same category. But expectations were forged through Trump’s rhetoric and his behavior, and some of his policy decisions. And the question is, to what degree will he follow through with it, if Israel really needs the United States?”

    Dependence on America’s allegiance to its allies has been unfailing in previous administrations but could be changing under the Trump administration.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/israelis-worried-trump-might-turn-on-them-next-after-abandoning-the-kurds/

    Yeah, they may have to get off that American financial nipple, eh?

  4. anonymous October 8, 2019 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    Whoo hoo!

    Trump’s Scottish golf resorts lose over $14 million — despite military flights: report

    President Donald Trump has been hemorrhaging money from his Scotland golf courses for the past several years, but new updated documents show both courses are reporting losses again this year.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/trumps-scottish-golf-resorts-lose-over-14-million-despite-military-flights-report/

    • Anonymous October 8, 2019 at 4:39 pm - Reply

      I’m sure he can write it off his taxes. Oh…wait.

      Trump has the opposite of the Midas Touch. Seem all of his businesses turn to crap.

      • Anonymous October 8, 2019 at 8:39 pm - Reply

        Trump has the opposite of the Midas Touch. Seem all of his businesses turn to crap.
        ===================
        That’s for sure, look what he is doing to the USA

  5. anonymous October 8, 2019 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    Legal scholars and experts point out Trump’s ‘absurd’ hypocrisy he can’t be indicted or impeached

    Even conservative attorney Heath Mayo explained why “this letter is objectively absurd.”

    From a legal perspective, this letter is objectively absurd. This is the indictment phase of impeachment. How can the President be deprived of the right to cross-examine witnesses when the Constitution requires the Senate to have a full-blown trial once the House indicts?

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/legal-scholars-and-experts-point-out-trumps-absurd-hypocrisy-he-cant-be-indicted-or-impeached/

    ‘Garbage’: George Conway says White House letter is so bad it is another impeachable offense

    ….Trump’s lawyers sent Congress a letter saying that the impeachment inquiry violates “due process” of the president. In fact, impeachment is not a criminal or judicial inquiry, it’s legislative. Trump could be removed from office, but he would not be thrown in jail or convicted of a crime as a result of the impeachment findings. If Trump is kicked out of office, he could be tried in a court of law, where he would be entitled to the “due process” he is citing.

    Conway went on to say he couldn’t fathom “how any self-respecting member of the bar could affix his name to this letter. It’s pure hackery, and it disgraces the profession.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/garbage-george-conway-says-white-house-letter-is-so-bad-it-is-another-impeachable-offense/

  6. anonymous October 8, 2019 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    Someone In Trump’s Own White House Alerted Whistleblower To Ukraine Call

    Trump’s Ukraine phone call was so crazy and frightening that a White House official informed a trusted in the national security apparatus about it.

    “The official, who listened to the entirety of the phone call, was visibly shaken by what had transpired and seemed keen to inform a trusted colleague within the U.S. national security apparatus about the call,” the whistleblower writes in the memo.

    The memo states the official “described the call as “crazy,” “frightening,” and completely lacking in substance-related to national security.”

    After the call, the whistleblower says “I … returned to my office, and wrote up my best recollection of what I had heard.” The person notes that they did not review the call transcript or written notes, “but the official informed me they exist.”

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/10/08/white-house-official-ukraine-call.html

  7. anonymous October 8, 2019 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    The White House on Tuesday sent a letter to Congress saying they “won’t cooperate” with the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s solicitation of foreign election interference.

    MSNBC anchor Chuck Todd blasted the letter as nothing more than, “an elaborate press release.”

    “They don’t have — they don’t really have a legal argument,” Todd explained. “And I think they kind of know it.”

    “It appears to be dressed up in a political argument. They don’t have any legal precedent to point to here that indicates anything that supports a single thing they’ve uttered,” he concluded.

    …..“And the thing is, what they’re basically saying is that Congress has no right to ever investigate the president. That’s — it just — this is not a winning legal argument, but I guess they’re trying to make a political argument and that’s a whole other story,” Todd said.

    “They are. And they see this as an effective political strategy, Chuck. Remember, this is what we have seen over the past several months of investigations, the White House effectively blocking requests for documents and witness testimony. President Trump lashing out on Twitter and effectively trying to cast this as an extension of the witch hunt,” she reminded. “He thought that was effective. He obviously thought it was effective during the Mueller investigation, but a lot of his allies are not convinced that it’s going to work this time around or this stonewalling is going to work, Chuck.”

    Watch:

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/msnbc-anchor-rips-white-house-letter-to-pelosi-as-talking-points-because-trump-lacks-a-legal-argument/

    • anonymous October 8, 2019 at 2:25 pm - Reply

      They ain’t playin!

      Democrats rapidly respond to White House stonewalling with new subpoena

      ““These actions appear to be part of the White House’s effort to obstruct the impeachment inquiry and to cover up President Trump’s misconduct from Congress and the American people. Ambassador Sondland’s testimony and documents are vital, and that is precisely why the Administration is now blocking his testimony and withholding his documents,” the three wrote.

      https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/democrats-rapidly-respond-to-white-house-stonewalling-with-new-subpoena/

      • Anonymous October 8, 2019 at 4:44 pm - Reply

        Trump and Congress are playing chicken and Putin is laughing his ass off.

  8. anonymous October 8, 2019 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump: “Don’t tempt me”

    Donald Trump tweeted this nonsense, and to be clear, not one word he’s saying here is true or accurate: ” think that Crooked Hillary Clinton should enter the race to try and steal it away from Uber Left Elizabeth Warren. Only one condition. The Crooked one must explain all of her high crimes and misdemeanors including how & why she deleted 33,000 Emails AFTER getting “C” Subpoena!”

    https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/hillary-clinton-to-donald-trump-dont-tempt-me/21679/

    Looks like somebody is peeing his pants over Warren. 🤗

    • Anonymous October 8, 2019 at 4:47 pm - Reply

      Wannabee Palmer is still around?

      Do we really have to explain this again?

  9. anonymous October 8, 2019 at 2:48 pm - Reply
  10. HoT or NoT October 8, 2019 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4XGbZ7IrC8

    ‘He was like 😱😱😱😱 $hiiit’ – ‘He was like #MansNotHot …….. oh wait…. actually…….’

    FUCK ZUCK!

  11. anonymous October 8, 2019 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    Wow 😮 58%!!!

    New polls show 58% of Americans want the impeachment inquiry!’ 49% want you impeached and removed from office!!!!

    https://mobile.twitter.com/search?q=%2258%25+of+Americans%22

  12. anonymous October 8, 2019 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    Gowdy caves

    Ex-Benghazi crusader Trey Gowdy changes his mind — will join Trump’s anti-impeachment team after all

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/ex-benghazi-crusader-trey-gowdy-changes-his-mind-will-join-trumps-anti-impeachment-team-after-all/

  13. anonymous October 8, 2019 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    Marco Rubio’s former general counsel calls out Trump’s ‘bananas’ letter to Dems

    On Tuesday, Gregg Nunziata, a former GOP congressional staffer and general counsel to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), blasted President Donald Trump’s open letter to House Democrats demanding they cease the “illegitimate” impeachment investigation and notifying them the White House does not intend to cooperate.

    The letter, Nunziata said in a scathing tweet, was “bananas” and a “middle finger to Congress” — and he urged members of Congress in both parties to disregard it.

    Wow. This letter is bananas. A barely-lawyered temper tantrum. A middle finger to Congress and its oversight responsibilities.

    No Member of Congress should accept it, no matter his or her view on the behavior of Pelosi, Schiff, or Trump.

    Things are bad. Things will get worse. https://t.co/AesJ6cGHrl

    — Gregg Nunziata (@greggnunziata) October 8, 2019

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/marco-rubios-former-general-counsel-calls-out-trumps-bananas-letter-to-dems/

  14. anonymous October 8, 2019 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    China responds to Trump’s request to investigate Joe Biden

    China is responding. In a word, “no.”

    “We have no intention of intervening in the domestic affairs of the United States. Our position is consistent and clear,” foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said, as reported by the South China Morning Post.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/china-responds-to-trumps-request-to-investigate-joe-biden-no/

  15. anonymous October 8, 2019 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    Columnist Eugene Robinson unleashes on Republicans for officially resorting to Trump ‘bootlicking’

    President Trump’s defense against impeachment is bombastic, full of lies and incoherent to the point of lunacy, which is no surprise. Republicans are beclowning themselves to pretend Trump is making sense — and that, sadly, is also no surprise.

    …..Runner-up for some sort of Profiles in Spinelessness award is Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who said that when Trump stood on the White House lawn and called on the despotic Chinese government, with its kangaroo-court justice system, to investigate a former U.S vice president and his family, he was just kidding around to get a rise out of the media.
    Look at the videotape. What I see is a desperate president trying to convince the public that his attempted shakedown of Ukraine was so innocent, so unimpeachable, that he’s willing to do the same thing to China openly. Then again, it might have been slam-dunk evidence for another article of impeachment. Either way, Trump’s performance looked and sounded nothing like fun and games with the White House press corps.

    …..For now, Trump can cling to the fact that lily-livered Republicans still fear his wrath. They’re looking at the polls, though, and hearing from their constituents. It is certainly true that brute-force intimidation can compel obedience — but it rarely generates true loyalty.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-gops-bootlicking-cowardice-knows-no-bounds/2019/10/07/ff4a12e0-e934-11e9-9306-47cb0324fd44_story.html

    • anonymous October 8, 2019 at 3:24 pm - Reply

      Trump loves to tout his base. But a new poll shows increasing GOP support for impeachment — and even removing him.

      ….In fact, 28 percent of Republicans support the impeachment inquiry, and 18 percent say they support removing Trump from office, according to the poll. The rise in GOP support for the impeachment inquiry in the poll is commensurate with the rise in support among other groups, according to The Post’s Dan Balz and Scott Clement:
      Since a July poll by The Post and ABC, there has been movement toward an impeachment inquiry among all three groups, with support for the inquiry rising by 25 points among Democrats, 21 points among Republicans and 20 points among independents.
      This comes with a caveat: It’s the first poll to show such a high degree of support for impeachment and removal among Republicans, and we’ll have to see whether other polls bear this out. But there are suggestions that things could be moving with a small but significant slice of the GOP.

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/10/08/trump-loves-tout-his-base-new-poll-shows-increasing-gop-support-impeachment-even-removing-him/

      • anonymous October 8, 2019 at 3:27 pm - Reply

        The dam is beginning to crumble.

        A new Washington Post-Schar School poll shows a startling shift in public sentiment in favor of the decision by House Democrats to open an impeachment inquiry into President Trump’s blatantly improper request that the Ukraine government help him dig up dirt on his leading presidential rival, former vice president Joe Biden.

        The poll found nearly 6 in 10 of those surveyed support the investigation. About half of the public wants to see Trump removed from office over the “favor” he requested during that now-infamous July 25 telephone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

        The impropriety is far clearer than the allegations of collusion and obstruction that fueled the investigation into Russia interference in the 2016 election, when large majorities said even considering impeachment would be an overreach.

        The conversation with Zelensky occurred when the Trump administration was withholding $391 million in badly needed military aid from Ukraine. Americans know a shakedown when they see one.

        What is surely most worrisome for Trump in the poll is its indication that his once-impregnable base could be giving way. It found that 28 percent of Republicans support the inquiry and 18 percent would like to see him removed from office.

        https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trumps-dam-might-be-about-to-burst/2019/10/08/0c865d22-e9d7-11e9-85c0-85a098e47b37_story.html

  16. anonymous October 8, 2019 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    What in the world is Lindsey Graham thinking?

    Upon hearing that Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) planned to invite Rudolph W. Giuliani to testify (under oath, it would be) about his assisting President Trump’s effort to engage foreign powers in Trump’s reelection effort, I thought there were three possible explanations:

    1) Just joking! That is the excuse Republicans used to rationalize Trump’s impeachable conduct on the White House grounds (i.e., inviting China and Ukraine to help him smear former vice president Joe Biden);

    2) Graham, like Trump, has had a break with reality and cannot tell what is a good idea from what is a monstrously bad idea; or

    3) Graham, the day after Trump abandoned the Kurds, is crazy like a fox and wants to hasten Trump’s downfall.

    I don’t pretend to know which it is, but considering Giuliani has said so many wild, incriminating and demonstrably false things in TV interviews and publicly bragged about finding dirt on Biden, there is little doubt his appearance would go a long way toward promoting impeachment. At the very least, it would of course wreck Trump’s bogus attorney-client privilege and absolute immunity claims.
    So one could hardly be surprised that although Giuliani was definitely not acting as Trump’s lawyer on Ukraine matters, he let on that he would hide behind the attorney-client privilege.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/10/08/what-world-is-graham-thinking/

  17. anonymous October 8, 2019 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    Oh good lord! This has got Trumps hands all over it!!!

    73 House Republicans want to punish Adam Schiff just for describing Trump’s Ukraine call

    House Republicans are repeating Donald Trump’s conspiracy theory that the Intelligence chair should be punished for talking about the transcript the White House released.

    The GOP minority in the House of Representatives is circulating a resolution to condemn Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) for supposedly fabricating the contents of a phone call between Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

    The list of co-sponsors currently includes several key members of the House Republican leadership, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA), Minority Whip Steve Scalise (LA), and Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (WY).

    The development comes days after Trump publicly called on both Ukraine and China to investigate his 2020 political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden, whom he claims used his previous role to benefit his son, Hunter.

    https://shareblue.com/house-republicans-adam-schiff-ukraine-whistleblower-joe-biden-2020-election/

    • anonymous October 8, 2019 at 3:42 pm - Reply

      Congressman trying to expel Pelosi over impeachment skipped both votes to end inquiry

      Rep. Ralph Abraham announced a scorched-earth tactic to kick the House speaker out of Congress for doing her job.

      Louisiana Rep. Ralph Abraham (R), a staunch White House defender, has filed a resolution to expel House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from Congress over her decision to open an impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump.

      “Nancy Pelosi’s vicious crusade against our lawfully-elected President is nothing more than a politically-motivated witch hunt and it must be stopped,” Abraham claimed in a statement on Tuesday. “She has disgraced the people’s House and weaponized the Speaker’s gavel for her party’s political gain.”

      Abraham claimed House Democrats had spent the past three years “obsessed with election meddling only to dwarf any such efforts with their own deceitful plan to nullify the 2016 election and prevent President Trump from winning in 2020.”

      https://shareblue.com/ralph-abraham-impeachment-nancy-pelosi-congress-gop/

      • Anonymous October 8, 2019 at 4:52 pm - Reply

        Abraham just put a target on his back. I don’t care if it is Louisiana. He’ll have a Democratic challenger beating the snot out of him. Probably more than one. Maybe even be primaried.

  18. anonymous October 8, 2019 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    Pentagon Papers hero Daniel Ellsberg wants more whistleblowers to emerge: Trump ‘is a domestic enemy of the Constitution’

    …..Daniel Ellsberg praised the whistleblower — while warning her or his life may be in danger.

    “I nevertheless congratulate this whistleblower on the success that they’ve had so far in getting that information out and on the courage that she showed or he showed in taking this on,” Ellsberg said.

    “Even following the rules, to challenge a president for wrongdoing is not safe, either physically or legally, and I hope that the Democrats in Congress, in the House, will take every precaution to keep her identity or his identity secret from the president,” he continued.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/pentagon-papers-hero-daniel-ellsberg-wants-more-whistleblowers-to-emerge-trump-is-a-domestic-enemy-of-the-constitution/

  19. anonymous October 8, 2019 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    Chaos In The White House As No One Is Running Trump’s Impeachment Response

    …..To the surprise of no one, Jared Kushner is a big player in the impeachment response, but there is no one coordinating strategy or running the response to Trump’s impeachment. It is just the usual White House dumpster fire where Trump tweets or sends a letter and the Republican Party falls into line with today’s talking points.

    Republicans are getting routed on impeachment because their stable genius president of great wisdom can’t stop watching Fox News long enough to figure out a strategy to deal with impeachment. Trump is going up against a master tactician in Nancy Pelosi, and he is getting blown out of the water every single day.

    The Mueller obstruction playbook isn’t going to work on impeachment.

    Trump is totally unprepared, and he is being steamrolled by Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats.

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/10/08/trump-impeachment-chaos.html

  20. anonymous October 8, 2019 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    White House Sends Tantrum Filled Letter To Pelosi On Trump Impeachment

    The White House can’t defend Trump on impeachment, so they have sent a letter to Speaker Pelosi that is one giant presidential tantrum.

    White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement provided to PoliticusUSA:

    The President has done nothing wrong, and the Democrats know it. For purely political reasons, the Democrats have decided their desire to overturn the outcome of the 2016 election allows them to conduct a so-called impeachment inquiry that ignores the fundamental rights guaranteed to every American. These partisan proceedings are an affront to the Constitution—as they are being held behind closed doors and deny the President the right to call witnesses, to cross-examine witnesses, to have access to evidence, and many other basic rights.

    Today, on behalf of President Donald J. Trump, Pat Cipollone, Counsel to the President, sent a letter to Speaker Pelosi and Chairmen Engel, Schiff, and Cummings. The letter demonstrates that the Democrats’ inquiry lacks any legitimate constitutional foundation, any pretense of fairness, and even the most elementary due process protections. Democrats are pursuing purely partisan goals, including influencing the upcoming 2020 election. In the process, they are violating civil liberties and the separation of powers, threatening Executive Branch officials with punishment simply for exercising their constitutional rights and prerogatives. All of this violates the Constitution, the rule of law, and every past precedent. For these reasons, the Executive Branch cannot be expected to, and will not participate in, this exercise of partisan political theater.

    President Trump and his entire Administration will, however, keep fighting for the American people, growing the economy, building prosperity, and protecting America’s interests at home and abroad.

    Trump abused his power and tried to shakedown a country by withholding congressionally appropriated military aid to get them to launch an investigation into a political rival. That is the constitutional foundation for the impeachment investigation. Democrats aren’t trying to undo the 2016 election, and they are restoring the separation of powers, and the Constitution which the Trump administration has curb-stomped on a regular basis for three years.

    Read the White House’s letter to Pelosi:

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/10/08/trump-letter-pelosi.html

  21. anonymous October 8, 2019 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    The right-wing smear campaign against Elizabeth Warren kicks into gear — with a little help from the left

    That didn’t take long.

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren has risen impressively in the Democratic presidential primary polls recently, so even as President Donald Trump continues to press his bogus and hypocritical smear about former Vice President Joe Biden in Ukraine, some branches of the right wing are setting their sights on the Massachusetts lawmaker.

    Of course, there’s been long-simmering questions about the fact that she previously identified as Native American, citing family lore, though she has admitted that was a mistake and has apologized. But it’s not clear that scandal has or will damage her enough for conservatives’ likings, so they needed to find something else. First, fraudster Jacob Wohl launched a bizarre and obviously fake attack on Warren that was regarded as a joke from start to finish.

    But on Monday, the conservative site Washington Free Beacon launched a new attack that is more likely to have staying power, even though it is, at least for the moment, completely baseless.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/the-right-wing-smear-campaign-against-elizabeth-warren-kicks-into-gear-with-a-little-help-from-the-left/

    • anon October 9, 2019 at 7:58 am - Reply

      https://freebeacon.com/politics/county-records-contradict-warrens-claim-she-was-fired-over-pregnancy/

      “Warren worked as a speech pathologist at Riverdale Elementary School in New Jersey during the 1970-71 school year.

      The Board of Education minutes show a part-time contract for her first year of teaching received unanimous approval during an August 1970 board meeting. Meeting minutes from November 1970 confirm Warren’s account that she was working on an “emergency” teaching certificate, showing unanimous approval “that a provisional certificate be requested for Mrs. Elizabeth Warren in speech therapy.”

      Toward the end of Warren’s first year on the job, in April 1971, the board approved her contract for the following school year, the meeting minutes show. Two months later, the meeting minutes indicate that Warren had tendered her resignation.

      “The resignation of Mrs. Elizabeth Warren, speech correctionist effective June 30, 1971 was accepted with regret,” the June 16, 1971, minutes say.

      There are no further mentions of Warren in Riverdale Board of Education meeting minutes, according to a spokesman for the board.

      Scrutiny of Warren’s explanation for her jump from teaching to law comes months after the Massachusetts senator steadied her campaign after a rocky start.”

      • nanna October 9, 2019 at 11:02 am - Reply

        free beacon??? 😀

        Elizabeth Wareen has punched back in no uncertain terms at this bulltwang. It’s a pity that people like you insist on posting these garbage Right-wing sites.

        • Not my Nanna October 9, 2019 at 2:32 pm - Reply

          Nanna >it was in the raw story story…
          “on Monday, the conservative site Washington Free Beacon launched a new attack that is more likely to have staying power, even though it is, at least for the moment, completely baseless.”

          Keep your enemies closer.

  22. anonymous October 8, 2019 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    ‘There are more text messages’: Here’s why Trump seems terrified by the impeachment hearings

    “There’s something huge going on here,” he said. “Sondland is not just some person. He’s a guy who works for you and me, the taxpayers. He’s a public official. And they’re blocking him from testifying. They must be scared that he’s going to say something bad.”

    Watch the clips below:

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/there-are-more-text-messages-heres-why-trump-seems-terrified-by-the-impeachment-hearings/

  23. anonymous October 8, 2019 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    Watch Rudy Giuliani completely lose it on Fox while shouting that his fake scandal implicates Obama

    “The reason the Democrats are fighting so hard is because it’s going further than Joe Biden,” he predicted.

    “Do you think Obama just turned his back on this? If he turned his back on this, what else did he turn his back on? It’s almost impossible to turn your back on this,” Giuliani argued.

    “Now, I don’t know how far it goes, but I know it goes further than Joe Biden,” Giuliani said.

    Watch:

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/watch-rudy-giuliani-completely-lose-it-on-fox-while-shouting-that-his-fake-scandal-implicates-obama/

  24. anonymous October 8, 2019 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    Trolls have taken over our democracy — and Silicon Valley helped

    Marantz offers readers an explanation as to how social networks created by idealist techies were co-opted by a rat’s nest of bigots, trolls, and fascists, who exploited the supposed “neutrality” of platforms to spread hate.

    Marantz spoke to Salon about his new book and how the internet is changing democracy. This interview has been lightly edited for length and clarity.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/trolls-have-taken-over-our-democracy-and-silicon-valley-helped/

    • nanna October 9, 2019 at 11:05 am - Reply

      He does have a point. Those pious ‘moderators’ pretending that if the Far Right aren’t making direct threats then they’re being “civilized”… are only concerned with clicks.

  25. anonymous October 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    Trump pal tells Fox News the whistleblowers are ‘suicide bombers’ and impeachment is killing a ‘king’

    Two Donald Trump supporters implicated in the scandal over President Donald Trump soliciting foreign election interference from Ukraine appeared on Fox News with Laura Ingraham on Tuesday evening.

    Trump defense attorney Rudy Giuliani sat next to Joe diGenova — who reportedly worked with Giuliani on the effort to see dirt on Joe Biden from a foreign government.

    dGenova used violent imagery in his comments.

    First, he accused Democrats of “regicide” — which is the action of killing a king.

    He then went on to refer to the two whistle-blowers as “suicide bombers.”

    Watch:

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/trump-pal-tells-fox-news-the-whistleblowers-are-suicide-bombers-the-impeachment-is-killing-a-king/

  26. anonymous October 8, 2019 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    TRUMP is attempting to rewrite the norms of presidential behavior in two fundamental ways in the Ukraine affair. He is claiming the right to directly seek the assistance of foreign governments in pursuing compromising information about his political opponents, even in the absence of any legitimate U.S. investigation. He is also asserting the power to block congressional oversight by prohibiting administration officials from testifying about their official activities, even in private.
    These are gross abuses of Mr. Trump’s oath of office. If they are allowed to stand, they will open the way for more offenses in the coming year — including more appeals for foreign intervention in the 2020 election — and they will establish new baselines for future presidents. So congressional Republicans, as well as Democrats, have reason to act forcefully to check Mr. Trump.

    So far, they are not stepping up to their responsibility.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/trump-wants-to-vastly-expand-presidential-powers-will-congressional-republicans-let-him/2019/10/08/15729f48-e9d9-11e9-9306-47cb0324fd44_story.html

    Former national security officials fight back as Trump attacks impeachment as ‘deep state’ conspiracy

    …“What is happening currently is not normal,” said Andrea Kendall-Taylor, who served as a U.S. intelligence officer on Russia and Eurasia before stepping down in 2018. “This represents a deviation from the way that these institutions regularly function. And when the institutions don’t work, that is a national security threat.”
    She was among 90 national security veterans who signed an open letter published Sunday in support of the anonymous whistleblower who filed a complaint that Trump had acted improperly in asking the Ukranian president to investigate Biden in a July phone call.
    Trump has attempted to intimidate other government officials into not cooperating by casting those who offered information to the whistleblower as “close to spies.” The open letter emphasized that the whistleblower “is protected from certain egregious forms of retaliation.”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/former-national-security-officials-fight-back-as-trump-attacks-impeachment-as-deep-state-conspiracy/2019/10/08/d9292f50-e91c-11e9-9306-47cb0324fd44_story.html

  27. anonymous October 8, 2019 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    Maddow wonders if Trump is trying to get Mike Pence impeached — simply as an insurance policy

    …..“In this court case that the court case — that the president basically lost yesterday related to his taxes — I went back and looked at the arguments the president’s lawyers’ made and I was surprised to find that the President Trump’s lawyer, William Consovoy, really seemed to go out of his way to say that the immunity he is arguing for, for President Trump, explicitly does not apply to Mr. Pence.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/maddow-wonders-if-trump-is-trying-to-get-mike-pence-impeached-simply-as-an-insurance-policy/

    • Anonymous October 9, 2019 at 4:18 am - Reply

      Is Trump so stupid he doesn’t realize that if he and Pence are taken out together, at the same time, that his country will be governed by President Nancy Pelosi?

      Personally, I think we could do a lot worse than President Pelosi.

      (Of course, Moscow Mitch would never allow that to happen.)

  28. anonymous October 8, 2019 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    Nancy Pelosi Responds To Trump’s Impeachment Tantrum By Calling Him A Traitor

    …..Pelosi said no amount of whining from this sinking ship of a White House will throw House Democrats off track in their impeachment inquiry, especially as a “growing body of evidence shows that President Trump abused his office and violated his oath.”

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/10/08/nancy-pelosi-responds-trump-white-house-impeachment-tantrum-traitor.html

  29. anonymous October 8, 2019 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    Fascinating story

    The untold story of how a lone FBI agent forced the agency to re-open its investigation into Hillary Clinton days before her election loss to Donald Trump

    https://www.insider.com/lone-fbi-agent-reopened-hillary-clinton-investigation-2019-10

  30. anonymous October 8, 2019 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    Facebook confirms Donald Trump can lie in ads, but he can’t curse

    Donald Trump is allowed to lie in Facebook ads, but he can’t curse.

    In the three days after Trump’s impeachment inquiry was announced on Sep. 24, the Trump campaign spent $1 million on Facebook ads, many of which included false or misleading claims.

    One of these Trump ads even referred to Joe Biden as a ‘b–ch’ — which violated Facebook’s ad policies against profanity and was taken down upon review, a source familiar with the matter told Business Insider.

    The Trump campaign then revised the ad, updating it to include a debunked claim about Biden. It was accepted because Facebook does not submit ads from politicians for third-party fact checking.

    The ad, which ran on Facebook in a few different variations, claimed that “Joe Biden promised Ukraine $1 billion dollars if they fired the prosecutor investigating his son’s company,” according to Facebook’s ads library.

    In its misinformation policy for ads, Facebook says that it “prohibits ads that include claims debunked by third-party fact checkers or, in certain circumstances, claims debunked by organizations with particular expertise.”

    However, a Facebook spokesperson told Business Insider that ads from politicians are not eligible for third-party fact-checking review. Nick Clegg, Facebook’s VP of Global Affairs and Communications, publicly announced these policies in a Facebook blog post on Sep. 24.

    In total, the Trump campaign spent over $1.6 million on Facebook ads from Sep. 25 to Oct. 1, according to Facebook’s ads library (comparatively, Elizabeth Warren spent $285,000 and Biden spent $122,000 in the same period).

    On Monday night, Warren challenged Facebook on the suspicious timing of its misinformation policies, calling into question a private meeting between Trump and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Sep. 19.

    https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-can-lie-in-facebook-ads-but-no-profanity-cursing-2019-10

  31. anonymous October 8, 2019 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    A Senate panel asked Trump to condemn foreign election interference days after he called for Ukraine and China to investigate Biden

    https://www.businessinsider.com/senate-report-trump-reinforce-danger-election-meddling-ukraine-china-2019-10

  32. anonymous October 8, 2019 at 8:34 pm - Reply

    Ari Melber Tells Trump That He Can Stonewall All He Wants, But The Facts Will Bring Him Down

    But as MSNBC’s Ari Melber pointed out on Tuesday, the stonewalling from the White House won’t change the cold, hard facts that we already know. In fact, it only indicates that the president and his team know they are toast.

    “All of this suggests that the facts don’t help him when it comes to this alleged abuse of power,” the MSNBC host said. “It suggests the evidence will hurt him. It suggests he fears the receipts will bury him.”

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/10/08/ari-melber-tells-trump-stonewall-but-facts-will-bring-him-down.html

  33. anonymous October 8, 2019 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    Ukrainian Prosecutor Says First Invite From Giuliani Came Earlier Than Previously Known

    The former top prosecutor in Ukraine who originally claimed to have dirt on Joe Biden said in a Tuesday radio interview in Kyiv that discussions with Rudy Giuliani began far earlier than previously known.

    Ex-prosecutor general of Ukraine Viktor Lutsenko said that Giuliani first invited him to New York City to discuss “Ukrainian interference in the 2016 elections” and the Bidens in October 2017.

    That puts Giuliani’s earliest reported contact with Ukraine nearly a year earlier than previously thought, and means it came when special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russian investigation was in full swing. It also places the initial contact between Giuliani and Ukraine at around the time of Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s indictment in October 2017.

    https://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/rudy-giuliani-viktor-lutsenko

    READ: White House Launches Full Frontal Assault On Impeachment Process

    A senior administration official confirmed Tuesday after that a “full halt” was being placed on any cooperation with the House’s inquiry, including its requests that members of the administration sit for interviews or its subpoena of documents.

    https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/white-house-impeachment-inquiry-letter-response

  34. anonymous October 8, 2019 at 11:51 pm - Reply

    Rudy Giuliani, Joe diGenova Tag Team Unhinged Rant Against Trump’s Impeachment: ‘Sedition’… ‘Regicide’… ‘Suicide Bombers’

    https://www.mediaite.com/news/rudy-giuliani-joe-digenova-tag-team-unhinged-rant-against-trumps-impeachment-sedition-regicide-suicide-bombers/

  35. Whiplasherman October 9, 2019 at 5:24 am - Reply

    Jesus! I saw the thumbnail pictures before I read the caption and thought “Lt. Commander Data is running against Elizabeth Warren? I’m so conflicted!”

    • anon October 9, 2019 at 8:48 am - Reply

      Good One!!! Thanks for pointing that out. It may be Lore though.

  36. anonymous October 9, 2019 at 8:25 am - Reply

    https://www.pbs.org/video/christopher-wylie-data-crime-and-cambridge-analytica-1wwm1r/

    Christopher Wylie on Data Crime and Cambridge Analytica
    Clip: 10/08/2019 | 20m 35s

    Last year, the world was shocked by the revelations of data analysis firm Cambridge Analytica having illegally harvested and exploited the data of millions of Facebook users. The man behind the revelation was whistle-blower Christopher Wylie, former director of research for the company, which didn’t survive the scandal. He speaks to Hari Sreenivasan about data crime and its dangers to democracy.

    • anonymous October 9, 2019 at 9:19 am - Reply

      https://www.npr.org/2019/10/08/767293251/in-new-book-cambridge-analytica-whistleblower-stops-short-of-a-full-mea-culpa

      https://www.amazon.com/Mindf-ck-Random-House/dp/1984854631

      For the first time, the Cambridge Analytica whistleblower tells the inside story of the data mining and psychological manipulation behind the election of Donald Trump and the Brexit referendum, connecting Facebook, WikiLeaks, Russian intelligence, and international hackers.

      Mindf*ck goes deep inside Cambridge Analytica’s “American operations,” which were driven by Steve Bannon’s vision to remake America and fueled by mysterious billionaire Robert Mercer’s money, as it weaponized and wielded the massive store of data it had harvested on individuals—in excess of 87 million—to disunite the United States and set Americans against each other. Bannon had long sensed that deep within America’s soul lurked an explosive tension. Cambridge Analytica had the data to prove it, and in 2016 Bannon had a presidential campaign to use as his proving ground.

      • nanna October 9, 2019 at 11:14 am - Reply

        I have this book but no time to read it but I figure we probably heard all the good bits in his congressional testimony.

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