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Brain Fart: Fox & Friends audience member on why he opposes the Green New Deal:

"Many environmentalists, and 'OAC' being one of them, do not realize that America is covered in grass. And 75% of a cow or a beef animal's body weight is made up of grass, which we cannot eat."


Fred and Cindy Warmbier Speak Out:


Minnesota House Republican upset about painting in which Trump gropes a woman's crotch

Minnesota Rep. Josh Heintzeman doesn’t often criticize art on his Facebook page. But last week, the Republican from Nisswa went off on a painting currently on display in the Bockley Gallery in Minneapolis.


The piece in question is called Standing Rock 2016. It’s about 8 feet tall and 10 feet wide, according to a report by MPR, and its size and bright color palette give it a lambent, twilit glow from a distance. A metal pipeline disappears under a glowing river and emerges from the mouth of a beast. Attack dogs with two heads rush at a small crowd of protesters, as fat cats in suits smoke cigars and look on. Brightly colored frogs emerge from the river as if to come to its defense, lashing out with their tongues.

And, in the bottom right hand corner, a clearly depicted President Donald Trump gropes the breast of a blindfolded Lady Justice, all the while grabbing at her crotch. This was the part of the painting Heintzeman disliked the most.

“There's a number of very controversial depictions but President Trump's is especially offencive [sic],” he wrote on Facebook last week. He pointed out that the painting (and others in a series) was funded by the Minnesota State Arts Board with a $10,000 grant.

“If ‘artists’ create this kind of thing on their own time fine,” he wrote, “but not on my dime.”


Prosecutors submit redacted Cohen raid documents under seal, teeing up public release

Prosecutors submit redacted Cohen raid documents under seal, teeing up public release

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan have submitted redacted copies of search warrants connected to the federal raid on former Trump attorney Michael Cohen’s properties under seal, after a judge ordered the documents be partially released.

“The government respectfully submits, under seal, copies of the search warrant materials that were the subject of the Order,” U.S. attorney Robert Khuzami wrote in a letter to the federal judge overseeing Cohen’s case on Thursday.

The letter means that the release of the documents — including copies of search warrants, warrant applications and supporting affidavits and riders connected to the April 2018 FBI raid on Cohen’s home, office and hotel room — could be imminent.

In early February, U.S. District Judge William Pauley III ordered the partial release of the materials, after a group of media outlets had petitioned for their release.

“The public interest in the underlying subject matter of the Materials—which implicates the integrity of the 2016 presidential election — is substantial,” Pauley wrote in the 30-page opinion released Feb. 7.


Trump Organization CFO (Allen Weisselberg) Will Be Called to Testify

February 28, 2019 at 4:14 pm EST By Taegan Goddard 24 Comments

The House intelligence community intends to call the Trump Organization’s chief financial officer to testify, the Daily Beast reports.

“Allen Weisselberg received renewed congressional attention after disgraced Trump fixer Michael Cohen on Wednesday repeatedly mentioned the Trump Org CFO as crucial to various aspects of dubiously legal practices by the president, from the Stormy Daniels hush-money payments to potential insurance fraud.”


Pete Souza: Obama Shows How You Talk to a Dictator.

Pete Souza tells a story about Obama meeting Putin in Normandy, France in 2014:

The Guardian

“I wasn’t supposed to be here for this picture. It was taken on the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings – all the heads of state had gathered there and were coming out of an impromptu luncheon. The official photographers from each country had been kicked out – we were all supposed to leave the building. But I have a knack of making myself small and sticking around.

The shot shows the kind of interaction President Obama had with President Putin during his tenure. It was 2014, a particularly tense time between the two countries. You can see in the facial expressions and gestures that this was a very serious conversation. There are interpreters stood behind them, but I get the impression from Putin’s face that he understood exactly what was being said in English.

I was within earshot. I can’t recount specifically what they said, but I knew the subject matter. Can I say what it was? It was about … some of Russia’s actions in the world. Let’s leave it at that.

This conversation went on for a while: they weren’t thinking about me. To them, I was just one of many people in the room, coming and going in different directions. I started out shooting horizontally and tighter, and then switched to vertical, backing up to show their entire bodies. Compositionally, that seemed to show the body language better.”


Gaetz to Trump Last Night From Hanoi: "I was happy to do it for you. You just keep killing it"

President Trump called @mattgaetz last night from Hanoi to talk the Cohen testimony and the threats (since rescinded) Gaetz made about Cohen.

"I was happy to do it for you. You just keep killing it," Gaetz was heard telling him.

(Gaetz told me he doesn't discuss calls w/POTUS)


This is relevant to investigation of @mattgaetz:
(1) he threatened a committee witness;
(2) he's not a committee member;
(3) his allegations were not raised in the hearing, suggesting he had no basis; and now
(4) he reportedly admitted to doing it for Trump.


Trump Thinks His Fixer Should Take All The Bullets

RIP: Trump's border wall prototypes are being reduced to rubble. Via AP


Trump-Kim summit ending early


The schedule for President Trump and Kim Jong Un’s second day of meetings in Hanoi, Vietnam was abruptly changed Thursday.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters in Vietnam that talks would wrap up earlier than expected, with Trump returning to his hotel in the next 30 to 45 minutes.

Trump and Kim were originally supposed to hold a working lunch that appears to have been canceled.

The two leaders were also scheduled to participate in ceremony to sign a joint agreement. Sanders declined to say whether that ceremony would still happen, but it appears unlikely.


Overnight in Hanoi, President Trump:
- Ended summit early without agmt
- Appeared to walk back demand for full denuclearization
- Questioned US intel assessment NK still expanding nuclear program
- Accepted Kim’s denial of involvement in Otto Warmbier death

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