Mueller 'fully prepared' and 'going to be ready Wednesday'

Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller will arrive on Capitol Hill 'fully prepared' to testify, his spokesperson tells a CNN reporter today. Read the rest

Trump offers self-branded plastic straws to mock Liberals

Trump's merch team sure does know their audience. To mock Liberals, they're offering a 10-pack of these red "reusable" and "recyclable" plastic straws for $15 on his website.

Liberal paper straws don’t work. STAND WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP and buy your pack of recyclable straws today.

Stephen Colbert said it best:

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16,000 NYT readers share their stories of being told to 'go back'

“Go back to where you came from.”

George Nader indicted on child porn charges and traveling with a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity

• Trump-linked businessman testified in Mueller probe • Search of 3 iPhones seized from George Nader in 2018 via search warrant turned up child pornography, say feds Read the rest

Court records show Trump was on calls with aides to kill stories of alleged sex affairs before 2016 election

Donald Trump was directly and personally involved in the discussions that led to Stormy Daniels being paid to keep quiet about her story of an affair with the then presidential candidate, the FBI says. Read the rest

House votes to table (kill) impeachment resolution

Texas Rep. Al Green introduced articles of impeachment against President Trump this week. Today, the House voted against them. Read the rest

Trump and Epstein discuss women

NBC shared this video.

Back in 1992 Trump and Epstein sure seemed to know one another. Since 1992 both men have independently been accused, multiple times, with criminal behavior towards women, many of them minors. Read the rest

Colbert to Trump: "Racism is your brand"

Comedy shows have been our source of truth for too long. Read the rest

Did Donald Trump's racist tweets violate federal laws against workplace discrimination?

When President Trump said on Sunday that "'Progressive' Democratic Congresswomen" should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,” was he violating federal workplace discrimination law?

We aren't lawyers and we don't know, but here's something relevant from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission website, “Immigrants' Employment Rights Under Federal Anti-Discrimination Laws” —

Ethnic slurs and other verbal or physical conduct because of nationality are illegal if they are severe or pervasive and create an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment, interfere with work performance, or negatively affect job opportunities. Examples of potentially unlawful conduct include insults, taunting, or ethnic epithets, such as making fun of a person's foreign accent or comments like, "Go back to where you came from, " whether made by supervisors or by co-workers.

HT: @nick_ramsey

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Read: Trump's grandfather's letter, in which he begs not to be deported

In 1905, Friedrich "Bone Spurs" Trump -- grandfather of Donald -- dodged the Bavarian draft and was ordered deported by Luitpold, the prince regent of Bavaria. Friedrich Trump sent Luitpold a letter groveling and begging not to be deported. Prince Luitpold deported him anyway. Read the rest

CNN: WikiLeaks' Julian Assange got 'new computing & network hardware,' maybe hacked 2016 election data, in weird Ecuador embassy meetings

CNN reports that the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, personally received deliveries, potentially including hacked materials related to the 2016 U.S. elections, during a series of odd meetings at Ecuador's Embassy in London. Read the rest

Mitt Romney delivers totally weak-ass response to racist Trump tweets

Profiles in courage here, folks. Read the rest

Trump on racists being inspired by his tweets: 'It doesn't concern me because many people agree with me'

None of this is a surprise. And none of it is normal or okay. Read the rest

Huawei plans hundreds of layoffs at U.S.-based research subsidiary Futurewei

Some 850 people in research labs across America will lose their jobs.

London police official warns journalists not to publish leaks on pain of imprisonment

After a leak revealed that the British Ambassador to the USA had called Trump "inept, insecure and incompetent" (leading to the ambassador's resignation and a round of Twitter insults between Trump and senior Tory officials), London's Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu publicly warned journalists not to publish government leaks, threatening to imprison them if they do: "The publication of leaked communications, knowing the damage they have caused or are likely to cause may also be a criminal matter. I would advise all owners, editors and publishers of social and mainstream media not to publish leaked government documents that may already be in their possession, or which may be offered to them, and to turn them over to the police or give them back to their rightful owner, Her Majesty's Government." Read the rest

Trump's trade war cost the world $2t, wiping 6% off the global one percent's books

Trump's trade war has reduced the world's net worth by $2 trillion ($1.5 trillion of which came off the balance sheets of the 1%), with losses most deeply felt in China and Europe; North and South Americans took smaller losses, while the Middle East actually made gains: the richest Saudis have grown 7% richer during the trade war, while the richest Kuwaitis are 8% richer. Read the rest

Here is Alex Acosta's resignation letter to Donald Trump

Acosta calls his role at the Labor Department "the honor of a lifetime."

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