Rachel Maddow Asks One Question That Destroys The Trump-GOP Smear Campaign Against The FBI

With one question on Thursday, Rachel Maddow completely destroyed the Trump-GOP conspiracy theory that the FBI was working in 2016 to hurt Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

If that was the bureau’s intent, Maddow asked, then why didn’t they come forward during the campaign and tell the American people that there was a good possibility the Republican nominee for president was coordinating with a foreign adversary to influence the election? read more

Trump Just Got Himself Primaried After Imposing Tariffs On US Allies

Republican Senators and the Koch brothers are denouncing Trump’s announcement that he will place tariffs on Mexico, Canada, and the EU.

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) tweeted:

Bad news that @POTUS has decided to impose taxes on American consumers buying steel and aluminum from our closest allies–Canada, the EU, and Mexico (with whom we run a trade surplus on steel). In addition to higher prices, these tariffs invite retaliation. read more

The Blue Wave Surges As 19 More House Move Toward Democrats

New House seat ratings reveal that 68 House Republicans are now in danger of losing their jobs as 19 more seats have moved toward the Democrats.

Roll Call reported, “After the latest round of changes, Inside Elections now has 68 Republican seats rated as vulnerable compared to just 10 vulnerable Democratic seats. And there are at least a couple dozen more GOP-held seats that could develop into competitive races in the months ahead.That discrepancy in the playing field is reminiscent of previous “wave” elections. In April 2010, there were 68 vulnerable Democratic House seats and 11 vulnerable Republican seats. Republicans gained 63 seats later than year. And in May 2006, there were 42 vulnerable Republican seats and 11 vulnerable Democratic seats. Six months later, Democrats gained 30 seats.” read more

Elizabeth Warren Sends Out Fundraising Email For Sen. Jon Tester After Trump Threatened Him

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who possibly has the most powerful fundraising influence in the Senate, is coming to Sen. Jon Tester’s aid following Trump’s attacks.

Trump lashed out at Tester during a rally on Saturday, strongly implying that he could ruin the senator’s career. The attack was a reaction to Tester revealing allegations of misconduct against Trump’s pick for the Veterans Affairs secretary position. The allegations ultimately resulted in Trump’s pick, Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, withdrawing his nomination. read more

Trump Jr. Reportedly Texted Kremlin-Connected Businessman After Winning The Election

BuzzFeed News reported Friday that Donald Trump Jr. regularly communicated with the Kremlin-connected Agalarov family both before and after Election Day.

Emin Agalarov is a Russian businessman and singer whose family Donald Trump has known since 2013 when he and Emin’s father, Aras Agalarov, hosted the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow. BuzzFeed reported that a text message between Emin and Trump Jr. was sent two days after Trump’s election win, adding that it’s not clear “how many messages were sent, whether Trump Jr. sent any of them, or how many were sent by either party” but that the existence of this interaction has been confirmed. read more