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Trump's Biggest Whoppers

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Trump to Invoke Emergency Authority and Sidestep Congress to Secure Arms Deals With Saudi Arabia

It means Trump can sell $8 billion worth of weapons without congressional oversight.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-to-invoke-emergency-authority-and-sidestep-congress-to-secure-arms-deals-with-saudi-arabia

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Justin Amash Retweeted The Wall Street Journal

.@POTUS is (again) going around Congress—this time to unilaterally approve billions in arms sales, including to the brutal Saudi regime. Congress must reclaim its powers. When will the legislative branch stand up to the executive branch?

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Matthew Gertz Retweeted The Washington Post

Cuccinelli has suggested that states invoke “war powers” to turn back the migrant “invasion” https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2019/05/23/potential-dhs-senior-official-ken-cuccinelli-suggested-states-invoke-war-powers-turn-back-migrant/223778 

"They can literally just line their National Guard up with, presumably with riot gear like they would if they had a civil disturbance and turn people back at the border. ... You just point them back across the river and let them swim for it."

Cuccinelli also has a long, long record of anti-LGBTQ bigotry

Cuccinelli could potentially affect the lives of numerous LGBTQ individuals in this position. The Human Rights Campaign has documented "the precarious position of transgender immigrants and asylum seekers" and how "the crisis at the border is an LGBTQ issue."

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The Trump Administration Releases Its Plan to Let Health Care Providers Refuse to Treat Transgender People

This marks the third time the administration has rolled back transgender rights in a single week.

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/05/trump-administration-releases-plan-to-let-health-care-providers-refuse-to-treat-transgender-people.html?via=rss_socialflow_twitter

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Trump’s retweet of a doctored video making it look like Pelosi is slurring her words is so far beneath contempt that words fail me. That his cheap trick might actually fool tens of millions of people is staggering. Nobody so lacking in character belongs in public office.

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The Trump administration announced it will cut 1,100 federal jobs by eliminating a Forest Service program which trains disadvantaged young people in rural communities.

https://www.axios.com/trump-plans-cut-1100-rural-jobs-80a66869-3121-47b0-a0fb-dc88344206cf.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=organic

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Susan Hennessey Retweeted Charlie Savage

This does not read to me like a supportive statement from Coats at all. The intelligence committees should seek to have Coats and Haspel answer whether anyone in their agencies was consulted or raised objections to this plan to the White House.

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Nada Bakos Retweeted Amy Fiscus

Declassifying source information strikes at the heart of CIA’s mission and irreparably damages US national security.

Raw intel without context or analysis is easy for anyone with an agenda to manipulate or misrepresent. This isn’t about seeking truth, it’s about looking for a story they want to tell.

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This “investigation” (based exactly on what basis) is the height of irresponsibility and politically interferes with both the DOJ/the Intelligence Community. This is a dangerous precedent. I know the IC and DOJ will stand strong and minimize the damage

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John Dean Retweeted Eric Holder

AG Barr is now Trump’s evil brain. This is a bogus investigation of the origins of the Russian investigation. Putin probably asked Trump to find out who informed on him in the Kremlin, and Trump has no option lest Putin out him over whatever. Where is Mr. Clean, Bob Mueller?

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President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani met last week with a former Ukrainian diplomat, The Washington Post reports 

The former Ukrainian diplomat has previously "made unproven claims that the Democratic National Committee worked with the Kiev government in 2016 to dig up incriminating information" about Paul Manafort, the Post reports http://cnn.it/2HSDq8E 

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Once, when a staffer went to catch a few hours of shut-eye before landing, the President sent another aide to come wake them so he could discuss a matter that was on his mind.

"He will not go to sleep," said one person.

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