So Trump's briefing on today's Justice Department filings seems to have left him more more agitated that usual:
It has been incorrectly reported that Rudy Giuliani and others will not be doing a counter to the Mueller Report. That is Fake News. Already 87 pages done, but obviously cannot complete until we see the final Witch Hunt Report.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2018
They pointed the camera at Giuliani and recorded him saying it. Fake News!
FAKE NEWS - THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2018
Lots of other news, observations, etc. today:
In the 1980's, I watched the DLC shift the dialogue until obviously conservative Democrats were referred to as "centrists."
In 2018, I'm watching some progressives derisively call people who would have been well to the left of George McGovern, "centrists."
Politics is weird.
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) December 7, 2018
President Donald Trump confirmed he is nominating William Barr to be attorney general. "He was my first choice since day one," he said of Barr. "He 'll be nominated." via @BennettJohnT
— Todd Ruger (@ToddRuger) December 7, 2018
"That’s one of the many burdens of racism for people of color: It is ridiculously one-sided. Only one side is expected to show compassion. Only one side must practice restraint." @jemelehill on watching the Obamas politely greet the Trumps: https://t.co/cwQ4vJqQ4T
— The Atlantic: Ideas (@TheAtlIdeas) December 7, 2018
President Trump just walked out and announced he is picking Bill Barr to be the next attorney general and Heather Nauert to be the next UN ambassador. He said he will announce another pick tomorrow at the Army-Navy game, but does not answer questions about his chief of staff.
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— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) December 7, 2018
McConnell is known to put Democratic healthcare legislation to a floor vote just to put the screws to the Democrats. I would not be surprised to see Rs try to get Seate Ds--half of whom are running for president--on record on a Sanders-style single-payer plan. https://t.co/1f8UlsGpq0
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) December 7, 2018
In the next Congress, Democrats must force action on climate change. An infrastructure bill could be one of our 1st opportunities.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) December 7, 2018
Huey P. Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther Party, said, "The young always inherit the revolution."
That couldn't be more true of two songs titled "Fight The Power," both released during fraught times in U.S. history. https://t.co/Zwfr58KbtE
— NPR (@NPR) December 7, 2018
Nice parting shot from Mulvaney at CFPB: State Farm Bank gave credit reporting agencies wrong info on customers, never corrected it, ruined credit scores, & Mulvaney sentenced them to... promise to not do it again. $0.00 fine, $0.00 restitution. https://t.co/F36bBIRTa1
— David Dayen (@ddayen) December 7, 2018
Once Don Jr. gets indicted MAGAs will compare Trump to God by saying “for he so loved his country, he sacrificed his firstborn son” or some shit. I am frighteningly serious.
— Chris Jackson (@ChrisCJackson) December 7, 2018
Gary Cohen, former CEO Goldman Sachs addressing new members of Congress today: "You guys are way over your head, you don't know how the game is played."
No Gary, YOU don't know what's coming - a revolutionary Congress that puts people over profits. https://t.co/ZLML2qzAW6
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) December 6, 2018
“It feels to me like a very emotionally needy moment that’s making use of Bush’s reputation to serve a purpose. It’s become a mourning for decency,” said one Yale history professor. https://t.co/049M4tH6v1
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) December 7, 2018
"Arguing that women are just naturally better at caretaking or domestic work has become a clever way to shirk living up to progressive values while claiming you are simply complimenting women on their stellar ironing skills," @JessicaValenti writes. https://t.co/vXgMf097Tp
— Medium (@Medium) December 7, 2018
“They’re Beginning to Think About Whether Mike Pence Should Be Running Again”: As the Mueller Fire Nears, Trump Ponders Jettisoning His Loyal V.P. New polling, and the Nick Ayers-John Kelly subplot, are feeding doubts about Pence and 2020. https://t.co/SydKikXcsA
— Debbie (@Dangchick1) December 7, 2018
Great story on the inner workings of troll chats. Note that most of the banned accounts reference we're posing as Democrats. https://t.co/7fQe6NnS6h
— Dirk Schwenk (@DirkSchwenk) December 7, 2018
“Methadone & bupe do not work for everyone and we need all the tools we can get,” @LeoBeletsky said. Regarding heroin assisted treatment, “The question isn’t should we do this, but why aren’t we doing this already.” https://t.co/1eTd8JirpT
— Jonathan Giftos, MD (@JonGiftosMD) December 7, 2018
“Newark must not become another Brooklyn,” mayor @rasjbaraka said, announcing efforts to protect residents from effects of gentrification. “What we’re trying to do is what hasn’t been successful anywhere in the country.” https://t.co/jJh4lnQPEQ
— John Upton (@johnupton) December 7, 2018
As lawmakers, if we buy or sell individual stocks that our decisions affect the value of – especially when we have access to nonpublic information – we're cheating our constituents.
People put us here to look out for them, not pad our own pockets. https://t.co/VUXrqnGAcT
— Katie Hill (@KatieHill4CA) December 6, 2018
And finally, an adorable palate cleanser!