- Trump Goes on Bizarre Twitter Rant, Accuses Obama of Wiretapping His Phones
- Trump Ends ‘Presidential’ Phase By Claiming, Without Evidence, That Obama Wiretapped Him
- Trump’s New Russia Scandal Defense Is to Pose as the Victim of Obama
- "This did not happen. It is false. Wrong" a former US Official with direct knowledge tells CNN of Trump claim
- Obama spokesman verifies.
- “Mr. President: If there was a wiretap at Trump Tower, that means a fed judge found probable cause of crime which means you are in deep shit,” Lieu wrote. Ted Lieu, hero of the revolution.
- "And, if Trump believes his phones were illegally monitored, he "should explain what sort of wiretap it was and how he knows this," Sasse said in a statement."
- Vox attempts to explain this.
- "Before heading off to his so-called "winter White House" in Palm Beach, Florida, on Friday, President Donald Trump summoned some of his senior staff to the Oval Office and went "ballistic," senior White House sources told ABC News. “We should have had a good week. We should have had a good weekend. But once again, back to Russia," a senior White House official said,
- Trump advises a fourth grader: Make a lot of money, don't go into politics
- Fundraising in Florida.
- Not only is there a Trump dating website, now they of course want a reality show.
- Meet the World’s Most Tremendous Trump Impersonator. Not Alec Baldwin, the guy he was Twitterfighting with. "I’ve been doing him since 2004, and he’s changed dramatically. I’ve never had an impersonation evolve so much—and he’s 70 years old! It’s crazy."
- The things Trump signed he didn't want you to see.
Sessions, Russia, etc.
- Senator Franken writes a letter.
- Who is Sergey Kislyak?
- Unexpected deaths of six Russian diplomats in four months triggers conspiracy theories
The Evil Empire:
- Trump rally in Raleigh. Somewhere David Sedaris is wincing.
- Republican Texan Senator wonders where the bipartisan Democrats are. People have answers and suggestions to that.
- "Late on Friday and without warning, Georgia’s Republican-dominated state House rammed through a bill that would re-gerrymander their districts to protect their lopsided majority."
- Trump expected to sign new executive order on travel ban on Monday
- Teen Vogue fact-checks the week.
- "White House said it would put premium processing of H-1B visa petitions on hold for now."
Fear and loathing:
- Domestic violence is gonna be gotten away with, thanks to ICE.
- Not just deporting criminals either.
- Maybe the Media Shouldn’t Cover Every Single Hate-Crime Threat: "That’s because it is remarkably, scarily easy to issue anonymous threats these days, whether over the phone or online. With just a bit of technological know-how, any idiot can do a decent enough job concealing their identity to significantly reduce the odds they will be easily caught. There are also entire internet subcultures, some of them quite psychotic, which are gleefully obsessed with threatening anyone they don’t like....What everyone who makes a bomb threat has in common, though, is that they want attention. They want their threat to spread fear and cause chaos. And they have an easier time accomplishing this goal than ever before, since any threat, even a not-very-credible one against a small-town location, will quickly be able to hop aboard social media for a free ride to national coverage and outrage. These threats are almost always bunk. It’s hard to find any hard stats on this, but when is the last time an actual bombing or attack was preceded by a phoned- or emailed-in warning?"
- The mob always wins.
- As usual, violence breaks out in Berkeley.
- Rachel Maddow on How She Doubled Viewership Under Trump: ‘I Stopped Covering the Twitter Feed’
- 8 TV Stars Who Have Seen Their Ratings Soar Due to Donald Trump
- 5 Important Insights About Successful Protest Movements
- Maeve in America: a podcast about immigrants.
- A sweet story about thwarting ICE at school. "I called the Father at the church to talk about ICE, and said that I was willing to drive kids from the church to their schools, since ice can't pick up people at churchs. The response was so large that I couldn't have gotten all the kids in my car, or done enough trips to get everyone to school on time, so now the church will be running a bus, from the church to all the schools for kids that aren't in a bus route, and who have a parent afraid of deportation. This is what we've become. Running underground railroads so 1st graders aren't afraid to go to school."