“Amid new signs that special counsel Robert Mueller is pursuing an obstruction of justice case against President Donald Trump, Republicans in Congress have intensified their own investigations of the Justice Department’s and FBI’s handling of inquiries into Trump’s ties to Russia.
Tuesday brought several dramatic developments in the Russia saga, including the news that Mueller recently interviewed Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the first Cabinet official known to be questioned in the investigation. The New York Times also reported that former FBI Director James Comey was interviewed by Mueller last year.” MORE
“The truth that the Trump family has been trying to hide is finally coming out as a Trump building in Panama has ties to drug trafficking and Russian organized crime.
NBC News reported, “Ventura said the Trumps never asked about his clients, the people who were buying the condo units, and he never told them. To cite one example, he said that he sold seven to 10 units in the Trump Ocean Club to a man named David Murcia Guzmán, founder of a large Colombian marketing company. Guzmán is now in U.S. custody, awaiting extradition to Colombia after being convicted by a U.S. federal court of laundering money for drug cartels, including through real estate.” MORE
For 12 hours straight Friday on the National Mall, a women’s rights organization played the 2005 Access Hollywood recording where President Trump made comments about groping women.
UltraViolet — a group that describes itself as a “community of people mobilized to fight sexism” — ran the video on a loop from 9 a.m. ET to 9 p.m. on a large screen near the White House. The video was part of the group’s “Grab Back” rally, held on the first anniversary of the day The Washington Post released a video of Trump making vulgar comments amid the heat of the 2016 campaign.
In the 2005 video, Trump talked about pursuing a married woman and bragged about being able to grope women because of his fame. “When you’re a star, they let you do it,” Trump said.” MORE
“Trump is the last person on the planet who should be talking about tapes. He has admitted on tape that he sexually assaults women because “when you’re a star, they’ll let you do anything.”
Donald Trump hasn’t said or tweeted a peep about Roy Moore sexually assaulting underage girls, but he wastes no time pouncing on a Democrat who has apologized and taken responsibility for his actions.” MORE
“At least five companies have announced they will not advertise during Sean Hannity’s TV and radio shows following the host’s coverage of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who is accused of sexual misconduct with a 14-year-old.” MORE
“Before I called Bernie Sanders, I lit a candle in my living room and put on some gospel music. I wanted to center myself for what I knew would be an emotional phone call.
I had promised Bernie when I took the helm of the Democratic National Committee after the convention that I would get to the bottom of whether Hillary Clinton’s team had rigged the nomination process, as a cache of emails stolen by Russian hackers and posted online had suggested. I’d had my suspicions from the moment I walked in the door of the DNC a month or so earlier, based on the leaked emails. But who knew if some of them might have been forged? I needed to have solid proof, and so did Bernie. MORE
“If you were expecting Sen. Bob Corker’s (R-Tenn.) scathing rebuke of President Donald Trump to open a floodgate of similar GOP recriminations, you’d be mistaken.
Most Senate Republicans refrained from weighing in on Corker’s remarkable interview with The New York Times on Sunday, in which the Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman warned that the president’s volatile behavior and rhetoric could set America “on the path to World War III.” MORE