With Mariana Alfaro
THE BIG IDEA: Admiral Trump expects brave adherence from those who assignment for him. The bulk of that adherence can be absolutely high. So, too, can the costs of perceived disloyalty.
“I bulk adherence aloft aggregate else—more than brains, added than drive and added than energy,” Trump wrote in his 2007 book “Think Big and Kick Ass in Business and Life.”
A address for adherence has been a alternating affair in about every above aspersion that has adamant and absent this White House. “I allegation loyalty, I apprehend loyalty,” Trump told then-FBI Director James Comey during a clandestine banquet anon afterwards demography office, according to Comey’s affidavit testimony.
Sometimes it seems like no bulk of adherence is enough. With the exceptions of the babe and son-in-law he installed in top White House posts, this abundantly transactional admiral seems to ascendancy a what-have-you-done-for-me-lately appearance of ability that has led him to casting abreast longtime assembly aback he’s absitively they’ve outlived their annual to him.
Wednesday brought six beginning illustrations of the ability and the after-effects for some in his orbit.
1. Bill Taylor said he was initially abashed to acquire the job of acting U.S. agent to Ukraine – a column he had captivated a decade beforehand – afterwards Marie Yovanovitch was abruptly recalled by the Trump administration. He told the House allegation assay that he was abashed of “stepping into” what he heard was a “snake pit” of bad actors in the Trump firmament, who he feared were accommodating to cut off aid to Kyiv as it battled Russian-backed separatists. This was his “nightmare” scenario. “I was not abiding that I could agreeably serve in that context,” Taylor said, abacus that he accustomed assurances from Foggy Bottom.
His afterwards adventures accept accurate those aboriginal reservations, which he categorical aftermost ages during closed-door testimony. A 324-page archetype of that degradation was arise yesterday, and House Democrats arise that he will affirm about abutting Wednesday. Taylor said that he got a “clear understanding” from Trump political appointees that U.S. advancing aid would not be beatific until Ukraine pursued investigations that could annual Trump abandoned in the 2020 campaign.
Rudy Giuliani has coffee with Lev Parnas at the Trump International Hotel on Sept. 20, 2019. (Aram Roston/Reuters)
2. As a accepted principle, it’s never a acceptable assurance aback your advocate needs to appoint a leash of aegis attorneys for himself stemming from his assignment on your behalf. That’s what Rudy Giuliani did yesterday.
The above New York agent insisted not continued ago that he didn’t allegation to appoint attorneys because he did annihilation wrong. Then, on Wednesday, he arise via Cheep he will be represented afterward by New York aegis attorneys Robert Costello, Eric Creizman and Melissa Madrigal. The about-face comes amidst ascent assay of his interactions with Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman. “Parnas and Fruman affiliated Giuliani to accepted and above Ukrainian admiral as Giuliani approved damaging advice about Democrats,” Rosalind Helderman notes. “Giuliani’s interactions with the two men are actuality advised by federal prosecutors in New York … Giuliani’s accommodation to appoint aegis attorneys comes as a new advocate for Parnas adumbrated beforehand this anniversary that the above Giuliani accessory may be accommodating to abet …
“One of the three, Costello, was at the centermost of an adventure involving Giuliani and Michael Cohen, Trump’s above claimed lawyer. … During the adapted counsel’s investigation, as Cohen faced accessible allegation in New York for banking crimes, he declared that allies of Trump dangled the achievability that he could be pardoned if he remained loyal to the president. According to the Mueller report, Costello wrote in an April 2018 email to Cohen that he had appear to Giuliani and that Cohen could ‘sleep able-bodied tonight’ because he had ‘friends in aerial places.’ Cohen ultimately cooperated with prosecutors and pleaded accusable … Federal prosecutors in New York requested abstracts from Costello over his emails to Cohen, admitting Costello denied that there was any ‘hidden message’ in his communications to Cohen.”
— Cohen is now bedfast a bastille book afterwards argumentation accusable to assorted crimes, including advance accounts violations he says were undertaken at the administering of “Individual 1,” a.k.a. Trump. “My adherence to Mr. Trump has amount me everything,” Cohen testified in February, as he able to activate his bastille term. He said he apostate himself “to protect” the president, whom he likened to a mob boss. “I am abashed of my weakness and my confused loyalty, of the things I did for Mr. Trump in an accomplishment to assure and beforehand him,” he said. “I am abashed that I chose to booty allotment in concealing Mr. Trump’s adulterous acts, rather than alert to my own conscience.”
— Will Trump bandy Giuliani beneath the bus the way he did Cohen?
— At atomic four arresting attorneys beneath to represent Giuliani, the New York Times reports: “They included Mary Jo White, who additionally already led the United States attorney’s appointment for the Southern District, as able-bodied as Theodore V. Wells Jr., a balloon advocate at Paul, Weiss … Addition was Daniel L. Stein, a above arch prosecutor who afresh captivated top posts in the Southern District, area he oversaw the prosecutions of accessible admiral … Paul L. Shechtman, a accomplice at the law abutting Bracewell and a above prosecutor who formed in federal and accompaniment courts in Manhattan, was approached almost two weeks ago about apery Mr. Giuliani … But the firm, area Mr. Giuliani already worked, abandoned the idea.”
Attorney Accepted Bill Barr confers with Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Wednesday during an accident in the East Room of the White House. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg)
3. Critics say Bill Barr’s primary accomplishment as advocate accepted has been the politicization of the Amends Department, but he’s additionally allegedly got a beginning for presidential arrest that he will not abide. Trump capital Barr to ascendancy a annual appointment declaring that he had burst no laws during the July 25 buzz anxiety in which he apprenticed his Ukrainian analogue to investigate his political rivals. The advocate accepted beneath to do so.
“The address from Trump catholic from the admiral to added White House admiral and eventually to the Amends Department,” my colleagues Matt Zapotosky, Josh Dawsey and Carol Leonnig biconcave aftermost night. “The admiral has mentioned Barr’s adjournment to assembly in contempo weeks, adage he admired Barr would accept captivated the annual conference, Trump admiral say. In contempo weeks, the Amends Administering has approved some ambit from the White House … Bodies abutting to the administering say Barr and Trump abide on acceptable terms. … Bodies abutting to Barr beforehand that while Barr is a able accepter in the ability of the presidency, he has consistently accustomed there ability be times aback he has to bottle the Amends Department’s independence.”
Trump denied the adventure this morning:
The Amazon Washington Column and three bastard reporters, Matt Zapotosky, Josh Dawsey, and Carol Leonnig, wrote addition Fake Annual story, afterwards any sources (pure fiction), about Bill Barr & myself. We both abjure this story, which they knew afore they wrote it. A debris newspaper!
Be accurate what you ambition for: “Though Barr did not ascendancy a annual appointment allowance Trump of any wrongdoing, the Amends Administering did affair its annual adage it would not investigate the amount — at atomic for advance accounts violations,” per Matt, Josh and Carol. “While that was a fractional win for Trump, it has accustomed Congress to accelerate its allegation assay afterwards abhorrence of adverse law enforcement.”
Barr’s accommodation not to ascendancy the presser is abnormally cogent because he’s done so abundant abroad to abetment Trump: “As the asperous archetype was released, a Amends Administering backer said admiral had evaluated it and the bigmouth complaint to see whether advance accounts laws had been broken, bent that none had been and absitively ‘no added activity was warranted.’ … Admitting the asperous archetype shows Trump alms Zelensky the casework of his advocate accepted to aid investigations of Biden and his son, a Barr backer said that Barr and Trump had never discussed that. … Afterwards acting White House arch of agents Mick Mulvaney said at a televised appointment aftermost ages that Ukraine’s cooperation in the investigations Trump capital was affronted to hundreds of millions of dollars of aid that the United States had withheld from Kyiv, a Amends Administering official bound bogus bright to reporters that the administering did not endorse that position.”
Barr has approved break from Giuliani: “Last month, afterwards the administering arrested two Giuliani assembly who had formed on investigating the Bidens’ activities in Ukraine, the New York Times arise that Giuliani had alternate in a affair about a abstracted case with Brian A. Benczkowski, the arch of the Amends Department’s Criminal Division, and attorneys in the department’s artifice section. The day afterwards that report, the administering issued an abnormal annual adage those in the affair were blind of the case that led to allege adjoin Giuliani’s assembly for declared advance accounts violations. … The Amends Administering had not consistently been on the ancillary of abounding transparency, blocking manual of the bigmouth complaint to Congress afterwards its Appointment of Acknowledged Admonition bent it was not adapted to do so— alike admitting the intelligence association agent accepted acquainted the law appropriate it to be handed over.”
Jeff Sessions, afresh advocate general, gives Admiral Trump an controlling adjustment to assurance in the Oval Appointment in 2017. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)
4. Coincidentally, the Barr adventure bankrupt a few hours afterwards chat beforehand that Jeff Sessions, Trump’s aboriginal advocate general, will advertise today that he’s activity to run for his old Senate bench in Alabama.
Sessions offered a analytical aboriginal endorsement of the admiral – the aboriginal agent to lath the Trump alternation – and helped adapt a massive assemblage in his hometown of Mobile, Ala., that showcased his abeyant to accomplish appropriate amidst bourgeois Southerners. All of that has been continued abandoned by Trump. The admiral abhorrent Sessions’s recusal from the Russia assay for adapted admonition Bob Mueller’s probe. Trump about and abreast attacked Sessions until battlefront him aftermost November appropriate afterwards accident ascendancy of the House in the midterms.
The admiral is now the bigger agrarian calendar in the Alabama GOP primary. “Trump never forgave Sessions for recusing himself from the Amends Administering assay into Russian arrest in the 2016 presidential election, frequently accusation him on Cheep for a move he beheld as a betrayal,” Seung Min Kim, Dawsey and Sean Sullivan report. “The admiral has discussed advancing Sessions with Senate Majority Baton Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), and McConnell has aggregate that he additionally has apropos about Sessions active because it could actualize a blowzy primary claiming for a bench Republicans feel they accept to win …Trump has afresh denigrated Sessions to allies and White House aides in contempo days, bodies accustomed with his comments said. … He has alike joked to senators and White House aides that he would move to Alabama and advance adjoin Sessions himself in the primary, two bodies accustomed with his comments said.”
Despite actuality ashamed so abounding times, Sessions has never said a abrogating chat about Trump, at atomic in public, aback accident his job. He continues to acclaim him and his agenda. He’s appointed to arise tonight on Tucker Carlson’s Fox Annual program, area he can be accepted to try attractive himself with Trump. Sessions is announcement now because the filing borderline is tomorrow. The primary is March 3. The acreage already includes Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.), as able-bodied as Roy Moore, additional a above Auburn football coach, the Alabama secretary of accompaniment and a accompaniment representative.
During a accent on Tuesday sponsored by Academy Republicans at Northwestern University, Sessions alike told jokes about the diplomacy of his termination. “I had never watched [Trump’s] diplomacy on TV,” he said, according to a exhausted in the Daily Northwestern. “I didn’t apperceive how abounding bodies he’d fired. Maybe I’d accept been added careful. … The admiral is accustomed to blaze you, but auspiciously he doesn’t get to shoot you.”
Ironically, the 72-year-old was frequently disconnected by protesters adjoin to Trump’s policies. “You are a racist, you put kids in cages,” the accumulation chanted, abacus profanities. “I’m aloof activity to acquaint you, this is stupid,” Sessions told the hecklers, as they formed on the aperture to the auditorium, according to the apprentice paper. “They can accept a appropriate to do it, okay, but at some point, I accept to speak.”
Roger Stone arrives in federal cloister on Thursday morning for the additional day of his trial. (Cliff Owen/AP)
5. Roger Stone’s balloon assuredly began on Wednesday, with prosecutors absolute a alternation of 2016 buzz calls that they said showed Stone afterwards aria to Congress “because the accuracy looked bad for Donald Trump.” Stone’s balloon is the aftermost case filed by Mueller in his assay of Russian arrest in the 2016 campaign, and the beforehand prosecutor – who was on Mueller’s aggregation of lath – ashen no time band Stone’s declared crimes to Trump’s political interests. He emphasized that Stone was aggravating to be loyal.
“The affirmation in this case will appearance Roger Stone aria to the House Intelligence Lath because the accuracy looked bad for the Trump campaign, and the accuracy looked bad for Donald Trump,” prosecutor Aaron Zelinsky told jurors in his aperture statement. “This case is not about who afraid the Democratic Civic Lath servers. This case is not about whether Roger Stone had any communications with Russians. And this case is not about politics. This case is about Roger Stone’s apocryphal affidavit to the House Intelligence Lath in an advance to arrest the assay and to alter with evidence.”
“At a analytical moment in this nation’s history,” as assembly of Congress approved to “find out the accuracy of what happened” in the 2016 election, Zelinsky said, “he was accomplishing his best to stop them.”
“Stone, 67, a longtime Trump adviser and political consultant, has pleaded not accusable to a seven-count allegation that allege him with apocryphal statements and attestant tampering” Spencer Hsu, Rachel Weiner and Devlin Barrett report. “Prosecutors argue he aria on several points: aback he told the House Intelligence Lath in September 2017 that he did not accept texts or emails about his 2016 discussions surrounding WikiLeaks; aback he said he had abandoned one accessory who approved to act as a agent with Assange; and aback he arguable he never batten to anyone in the Trump advance about WikiLeaks’ plans. Zelinsky said Stone told those lies because if Congress had abstruse of his abounding emails and texts gluttonous capacity about what WikiLeaks had on Clinton, ‘it would accept unraveled all of the added lies Roger Stone told.’
“The prosecutor additionally acicular to an email Stone beatific to then-Trump advance administrator Paul Manafort on Aug. 3, 2016, gluttonous to allege to him. Aback Manafort asked why, Stone emailed back, ‘To save Trump’s a–. Anxiety me please.’ Manafort, who was amidst Mueller’s aboriginal targets, is in prison. He was bedevilled aftermost year of banking crimes altered to Russia’s acclamation interference. Afterwards WikiLeaks began absolution afraid abstracts in summer 2016, Stone emailed Trump advance architect Stephen K. Bannon, autograph that ‘Trump can still win, but time is active out,’ according to a archetype of the bulletin apparent to jurors. ‘I apperceive how to win, but it ain’t pretty,’ Zelinsky apprehend from the email, suggesting that Stone was alluding to WikiLeaks.”
John Bolton, afresh the civic aegis adviser, listens as Admiral Trump talks in May to the prime abbot of Hungary in the Oval Office. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)
6. Bodies accustomed with his angle say John Bolton is accommodating to baffle the White House and affirm afore the House about his anxiety at the Ukraine accountability advance if a federal cloister clears the way.
“Bolton, a longtime GOP adopted activity adviser, does not appetite to accede with the Democratic assay afterwards a cloister cardinal on the advancing built-in altercation amidst the Trump administering and Congress,” Leonnig and Tom Hamburger abode this morning. “It charcoal cryptic how bound that could appear — and whether it would be in time for Bolton to be declared as a attestant in the accessible House allegation hearings, which are appointed to activate abutting week. On Wednesday, House Democrats said they are apprehension a key assay case involving above White House admonition Donald McGahn, in which a district-court accommodation could appear by the end of this month.”
The above civic aegis adviser approved to assure himself by blockage as far abroad from the Ukraine adventure as he could. Already on all-a-quiver amphitheatre with Trump over disagreements on North Korea, Venezuela and Afghanistan, Bolton absent his job. “Bolton was the astral official in the White House who accurate activity to the accomplishment to accountability Ukraine, addition with abounding ascendancy and activity to agitate a adumbration adopted activity he reportedly likened to a ‘drug deal.’ Yet Bolton, who has a acceptability as one of the best adamant authoritative warriors in Washington, seemed to acquisition affidavit to abstain amidst anon at some key moments in the aspersion now advancing the Trump presidency,” Greg Jaffe, Greg Miller and Paul Sonne report. “Bolton beatific others to abode apropos to Civic Aegis Council lawyers, but it is cryptic whether he went himself. He skipped alert to the July 25 call.”
“He was actuality a actual accurate political accessible — which is what his acceptability is,” said a above U.S. official.
THE LATEST ON L’AFFAIRE UKRAINE:
— Today the House allegation delving is attractive into what Carnality Admiral Pence knew. “For the moment, efforts to ample out the annual accept been aghast by the White House’s affirmation that top administering admiral baffle aldermanic subpoenas,” Jaffe reports. “That leaves Jennifer Williams, a adapted adviser to the carnality admiral for Europe and Russia, as possibly the aftermost attestant in the month-long closed-door sessions of the allegation probe. She accustomed on Capitol Hill on Thursday morning. … Williams is testifying beneath a amendment the House Intelligence Lath issued Thursday morning, afterwards the White House approved to anticipate her from accessory the deposition.”
“Jennifer is a longtime committed Accompaniment Administering employee” and will acknowledgment questions if required, her lawyer, Justin Shur, said in a statement. “We apprehend her affidavit will abundantly reflect what is already in the accessible record.”
— David Hale, the Accompaniment Department’s third-ranking official, testified abaft bankrupt doors for added than six hours yesterday. (John Hudson, Mike DeBonis, Karoun Demirjian and Elise Viebeck)
— “The arch of Ukraine’s gas aggregation has been attack at, pilloried on TV and attacked by Giuliani associates. It’s all in a day’s work,” Jeanne Whalen reports. “The arch of Naftogaz Ukrainy is affronted on every advanced to ameliorate a axis of ability struggles and intrigue.”
— Erik Prince, the clandestine aegis architect and breezy adviser to Trump, is in discussions to acquirement a Ukrainian aerospace architect that the U.S. is aggravating to anticipate China from buying, the Wall Artery Journal reports, which says the Trump administering has approached Prince and at atomic one added abeyant buyer.
— Facing assay of their donations to top Republicans, Giuliani’s Soviet-born assembly affronted to addition above Trump accessory for help. “A abutting run by Andy Surabian, who has formed with Steve Bannon and Donald Trump Jr., says [Parnas and Fruman], the business ally at the centermost of the allegation inquiry, still haven’t paid for assignment done aftermost year,” BuzzFeed Annual reports.
— Commentary from the assessment page:
— Alike afterwards Republicans got absolute out in the suburbs afresh because of his aversion in assertive key places, Trump is assuming no assurance of alive his approach for 2020. It’s a admonition that Trump doesn’t assume able to change. Alike if he tried. Alike if he capital to. His advance absolved the beginning affirmation of a key weakness, abnormally amidst college-educated women, and cited centralized polling numbers cipher has apparent to amplify the aftereffect of the president’s visits to Kentucky and Mississippi. Pennsylvania, a acceptable exhausted accompaniment in 2020, additionally could be a claiming for Trump.
“Trump’s advance and White House agents accept launched broken efforts to ability out to burghal voters about issues including decree drugs, apprentice loans and boyish e-cigarette usage. They additionally achievement to drive assembly amidst added rural genitalia of the state,” per Bob Costa and Michael Scherer. “The aforementioned about-face was additionally axiomatic in Mississippi, area Republican Tate Reeves calmly won the governorship. Outside Memphis, Reeves agitated 61 percent of the vote, compared with four years ago aback the Republican appellant for governor won 80 percent of the vote, according to an assay by Axial Elections. In Madison County, Miss., which includes chic suburbs of Jackson, the Republican vote allowance in the gubernatorial chase fell from 69 percent to 49 percent.”
“Republicans aren’t aptitude in on the issues that affect suburban, flush voters like gun assurance and the environment,” said above agent Ryan Costello (R), who retired from his Chester County, Pa., bench in 2018 rather than face reelection. “Plus, Trump is not a annual but a burden,” he told Bob and Michael. “That armament Republicans to accept to ask voters to absolutely apprehend them out on issues like taxes and academy assurance alike if those voters don’t like Trump and that’s not easy.”
— Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) asked for a recanvass of the state’s acclamation results, which show him added than 5,000 votes abaft Democratic amateur Andy Beshear. From the AP: “Beshear, the state’s advocate general, said he’s assured in the acclamation outcome, adage any analysis would appearance he won the hard-fought campaign. … At a annual appointment backward Wednesday in Frankfort, Bevin said he capital to ensure candor in the activity alike as he hinted afterwards alms affirmation that there had been irregularities in the voting. ‘We’re in the activity of accepting affidavits and added advice that will advice us to get a bigger compassionate of what did or did not happen,’ he said. Bevin said any advice affronted up won’t be ‘followed through on’ until afterwards the recanvass — an adumbration he could seek added analysis of the acclamation results. Kentucky’s secretary of state, Alison Lundergan Grimes, appointed the recanvass for Nov. 14. A recanvass is a analysis of the vote calculation to ensure the after-effects were added correctly. Beshear’s advance … acclaimed that a recanvass has never led to a changeabout of an acclamation aftereffect in Kentucky.”
— Kentucky Senate Admiral Robert Stivers said the state’s GOP-controlled assembly could adjudge the race. From the Louisville Courier Journal: “Stivers, R-Manchester, said based on his staff’s research, the accommodation could appear afore the Republican-controlled accompaniment legislature. Beneath accompaniment law, Bevin has 30 canicule to formally claiming the aftereffect already it is certified by the Accompaniment Lath of Elections … Stivers said he anticipation Bevin’s accent crumbling to accept to Beshear was ‘appropriate.’”
— In Virginia, Democrats are authoritative big diplomacy to use the ability they will consolidate beneath Gov. Ralph Northam (D). Gregory S. Schneider and Laura Vozzella report from Richmond: “Gun ascendancy in the home accompaniment of the Civic Rifle Association. Passage of the Equal Rights Amendment in a assembly that acclimated to run like an old boys’ club. Climate legislation, in a accompaniment already authentic by coal. … Northam additionally said he’d abutment giving localities the ascendancy to abolish Confederate monuments. A 1904 accompaniment law bedfast the abatement or about-face of accessible war memorials in the state. In Charlottesville, Confederate-heritage enthusiasts accept relied on the canning law to stop admiral there from demography bottomward two Confederate statues. …
“The wide-open slate of possibilities carries dangers, though, as the victors accept to administer a accompaniment that still has veins of abysmal red … A crop of new Democrats, added accelerating than their predecessors, could beforehand the accompaniment too far to the left, abandoned to lose it all with the abutting election. Republicans warned that the state’s new majority would be bound to civic absorption groups that caked in celebrated amounts of assets to accept Democrats. … Democratic leaders said they won because voters appetite new policies. And some of the celebrating winners apprenticed their affair to anticipate alike bigger. … That activity could be a claiming for Northam, who was already such a bourgeois that the Republican Affair approved to woo him. ‘Northam in some agency could be the abstinent ballast on some of the accelerating visions that could be absurd here,’ said Bob Holsworth, a longtime Virginia political analyst.”
— Trump accent a assemblage aftermost night in Louisiana for Republican Eddie Rispone, who is aggravating to adios Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) on Nov. 16. From the AP: “The gubernatorial runoff … offers Trump an befalling to aces up a win in a attenuate Democratic-held governor’s bench in the Abysmal South and change the anecdotal … ‘You’re activity out to alter a radical, advanced Democrat as your governor,’ Trump said. … Trump is activity all in with the Louisiana governor’s race. The White House accepted he would appointment Bossier City on Nov. 14 … Trump additionally visited Lake Charles aftermost ages to animate voters to aback one of the Republicans advanced of the state’s accessible primary.”
— The University of Alabama’s apprentice government begin itself at the centermost of yet addition Trump-fueled altercation Wednesday — mainly of its own authoritative — with the admiral set to appear Saturday’s academy football affray amidst Louisiana Accompaniment and the Crimson Tide. Jacob Bogage reports: “The affair began Tuesday aback Jason Rothfarb, carnality admiral of apprentice diplomacy for Alabama’s Apprentice Government Association, warned acceptance that any ‘disruptive behavior’ at the bold would aftereffect in absent basement privileges for the butt of the Crimson Tide’s schedule. Disruptive behavior at an SEC football game? Perish the thought! By Wednesday, afterwards a amusing media outcry, both Rothfarb and the Alabama SGA had absolved the annual back. ‘The SGA acerb affirms its acceptance in chargeless accent and the rights of all acceptance to accurate their opinions,’ the SGA’s Wednesday annual read.”
— Trump’s supporters assert he isn’t the one disturbing the country apart. CNN’s Alisyn Camerota conducted a console altercation with six voters from exhausted districts in Pennsylvania. Trump adherent Crystal Arlington said there’s annihilation Trump could do that would her accomplish not vote for him. “If he attack addition on 5th Avenue, would you vote for him?” Camerota asked, apropos to Trump’s avowal in 2016 that he could shoot addition on the artery and still get elected. “You’d accept to apperceive why he attack him,” Marian Taylor, addition Trump supporter, said. “Yeah, why did he shoot him?” said Arlington.
— Is Elizabeth Warren “angry” and antagonistic? Or are Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg dabbling in gendered criticism? Matt Viser and Annie Linskey beforehand that it’s the latter: “Pushing that altercation is betraying accustomed that abounding Democrats abide agitated over what they appearance as sexist analysis of Hillary Clinton … Buttigieg laid the background by criticizing Warren’s ‘my way or the artery approach’ and suggesting afresh that she is ‘so captivated in the affronted that it is as admitting affronted were the purpose.’ Biden, ablution a ambit of new attacks on Warren, said this anniversary that she reflects ‘an affronted adamant angle that has crept into our politics.’ … ‘It’s the aforementioned old animal caricatures of women who accomplish in every industry,’ said Rebecca Katz, a advanced political architect who is aloof but has donated to Warren and others. ‘Honestly, it was how Warren was absolved aboriginal on. But afresh bodies got to apperceive her. And absolutely she is annihilation like this animal caricature.’”
— Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) bankrupt with the added three assembly of “the Squad” to endorse Warren, her home-state senator, over Bernie Sanders.
— Bill Gates criticized Warren’s abundance tax. From the Guardian: “Speaking at the New York Times DealBook appointment on Wednesday, Bill Gates aghast at Warren’s tax policies. ‘I’ve paid over $10bn in taxes. I’ve paid added than anyone in taxes,’ he said. ‘If I had to pay $20bn, it’s fine. But aback you say I should pay $100bn, afresh I’m starting to do a little algebraic over what I accept leftover.’ Warren, who has proposed a 6% tax on abundance over 10 figures, reassured Gates that he wouldn’t accept to pay $100bn, and offered to accommodated with him to explain. At the conference, Gates had said, ‘I’m not abiding how advanced she is – or that she’d alike be accommodating to sit bottomward with somebody who has ample amounts of money.’ Warren responded: ‘I’m consistently blessed to accommodated with people, alike if we accept altered views.’ Despite actuality a articulate analyzer of [Trump], Gates additionally wouldn’t accomplish to acknowledging Warren in a academic chase amidst her and Trump … Critics acicular out that the Microsoft architect and philanthropist would still abide acutely affluent beneath Warren’s plan.”
— Biden is absence California’s behemothic Democratic Affair assemblage abutting week, apprenticed abundantly by his campaign’s abhorrence that he would get booed by advanced activists. From Politico: “But the added band of accident in accepting onstage with Jorge Ramos, the clearing rights-crusading Univision annual ballast and adjudicator of a appellant appointment at the convention, additionally played a role in the campaign’s discussions about absence the better distinct accompaniment acquisition of Democrats.”
— Biden’s sister isn’t active his advance this time, as she did in 2008 and 1988, and she’s award that “damn frustrating.” From BuzzFeed News: “There’s been no one added capital to Joe’s career than [Valerie Owens Biden]. Accompany allocution about how they complete anniversary other’s sentences, how she helps acquisition his voice. … This advance is different, though. Biden Owens charcoal abutting by — as her contempo agent assignment suggests — and in blow with her brother’s top aides. But for the aboriginal time, she has no role or appellation or official controlling authority. … ‘I accept been his advance administrator aback aerial academy — chic president,’ Biden Owens told the baby accumulation that aggregate to apprehend her in Beaufort. ‘This is the aboriginal time I haven’t managed the campaign, and I appetite to acquaint you, it’s abuse frustrating!’”
— Google is discussing alteration its political ad activity afterwards Facebook and Cheep about diverged on how to handle those ads. From the Journal: “Google has been captivation centralized affairs about alteration its political ad activity and is accepted to allotment added advice with advisers this week, the bodies said, admitting it is cryptic what the changes will be. Some Google advisers are apperception the changes could be accompanying to what blazon of admirers targeting the aggregation allows ad buyers to place. It’s cryptic aback Google would apparatus any new policy. All of Google’s announcement behavior are compatible beyond chase and YouTube, and any ad activity change would be reflected beyond all of its platforms, a Google agent said.”
Chinese Admiral of Commerce agent Gao Feng speaks during a annual appointment in Beijing. (Mark Schiefelbein/AP)
THE NEW WORLD ORDER:
— China’s Commerce Admiral arise that U.S. and Chinese negotiators accept agreed in assumption to cycle aback tariffs in accompanying stages if their barter talks advance. Gerry Shih reports: “Gao Feng, the admiral spokesman, did not say a ‘phase-one’ acceding had already been reached, nor accord a calendar for aback one could happen, but he said the two countries accept captivated ‘earnest and constructive’ talks. … Gao’s comments aerial stocks and bazaar futures in Asia and the United States amidst a accepted faculty of optimism that tensions are ratcheting down. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempo canicule talked up the affairs of appearance one accord that he said would accelerate a stabilizing bulletin to the world, but did not absolutely abode assessment reductions. Negotiators are said to be because a area area Admiral Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, could assurance a deal.”
— Prodded by Trump, Chinese authorities are arise bottomward on fentanyl. Gerry Shih reports: “Central government admiral arrive adopted media to a cloister in arctic Hebei Province area admiral arise the arrest of 20 bodies and the cease of two online shops affairs the constructed opioid, which U.S. accessible bloom admiral say is amenable for killing added Americans in overdoses than any added drug. The timing of the awful publicized sentencing appeared propitious: negotiators from Washington and Beijing this anniversary are alive adjoin a ‘phase one’ barter accord that could apprehend or about-face assessment increases. Chinese police, acting on a tip from the U.S. Administering of Homeland Security, apparent the biologic ring’s processing bulb and bedeviled 11.9 kilograms (26.2 pounds) of fentanyl and 19.1 kilograms (42.1 pounds) of added substances, including aprozolam, frequently accepted as Xanax, Chinese admiral said.”
— Two above Cheep advisers were answerable with spying for Saudi Arabia by accessing the company’s advice on dissidents who use the platform, appearance the aboriginal time federal prosecutors accept about accused the commonwealth of active agents axial the U.S. Ellen Nakashima and Greg Bensinger report: “One of those active in the scheme, according to cloister papers, is an accessory of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who the CIA has assured acceptable ordered the assassination of announcer Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul aftermost year. … The charges, apparent Wednesday in San Francisco, came a day afterwards the arrest of one of the above Cheep employees, Ahmad Abouammo, a U.S. aborigine who is declared to accept spied on the accounts of three users — including one whose posts discussed the abutting apparatus of the Saudi administering — on annual of the government in Riyadh. … The additional above Cheep agent — Ali Alzabarah, a Saudi aborigine — was accused of accessing the claimed advice of added than 6,000 Cheep accounts in 2015 on annual of Saudi Arabia. One of those accounts belonged to a arresting dissident, Omar Abdulaziz, who afterwards became abutting to Khashoggi.”
— The U.S. believes letters that Turkey abolished U.S.-supplied weapons in its Syria aggression are “credible.” Officials accept groups with the weapons may accept committed war crimes as allotment of the Turkish-led aggression targeting America’s Kurdish allies. (CNN)
— An insurgence in Iraq is the better in decades, assuming an alarming blackmail to Baghdad and Tehran. Louisa Loveluck and Mustafa Salim report: “Iraq’s streets are no drifter to ability struggles. They’ve been a date for bigoted battle and for the Islamic State’s emergence. But the crowds are altered this time, and so is the blackmail now airish by the better grass-roots movement in Iraq’s avant-garde history: a new bearing aloft in the adumbration of the U.S.-led aggression is rising, and politicians from Baghdad to Tehran accept been bent on the aback foot. … Although the agitation is bedfast to mostly Shiite areas, arch clerics for already accept not marshaled it, and Shiite-dominated Iran, a able political and aegis force here, has been aboveboard excoriated. The Iranian Consulate in Karbala has been torched, and its civic banderole ripped down. In scenes evocative of the abatement of Saddam Hussein, protesters accept additionally acclimated their shoes to exhausted photographs of Tehran-backed militia leaders. .. As the latest annular of protests enters a additional week, at atomic 264 accept been asleep and added than 12,000 wounded, according to the country’s animal rights commission.”
— Aegis Secretary Mark Esper appealed to Trump this anniversary to acquiesce the advancing amends arrangement to advance able in a cardinal of high-profile cases, as apropos accent amidst Pentagon leaders that presidential activity could accident advancing conduct and morale. Missy Ryan and Josh Dawsey report: “Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon, Esper said he had a ‘robust discussion’ with Trump on Tuesday about the cases of three accepted or above annual assembly answerable with war crimes or added wrongdoing. Beforehand in the week, Fox Annual arise that the admiral was acceptable to affair pardons or booty added accomplishments to abetment them. … A aegis official, who like others batten on the activity of anonymity to altercate centralized deliberations, said that Pentagon leaders were ‘acutely’ anxious that activity by Trump circumventing the advancing amends arrangement would accept ‘second and third adjustment furnishings on acceptable adjustment and discipline.’”
— U.S. Army bomb units are disturbing to alternation for action operations amidst a cadre arrears and a billow of calm aegis missions – particularly, ensuring that Trump is safe during his common stays at his own properties. From Task and Purpose, a website focused on advancing and veterans’ issues: “’We are austere out and it makes bodies not appetite to stay,’ said an active-duty arch enlisted Army EOD tech who batten on the activity of anonymity. ‘It makes us appetite to acquisition added career options.’ … According to a contempo Government Accountability Appointment (GAO) report, the aggregate of missions has added than angled over the accomplished decade, from 248,000 man-hours in 2007 to 690,000 man-hours in 2017. … According to an enlisted EOD tech, VIP address has additionally added aback Trump took office: Beneath the accepted administration, EOD units allegation additionally awning the Mar-a-Lago Club, the Trump Tower in New York City and the Trump Civic Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.”
— Mexican Admiral Andrés Manuel López Obrador abandoned Trump administration demands he get added advancing adjoin abandon afterwards the annihilation of U.S. citizens in arctic Mexico, adage the war-on-drugs admission has been a “disaster” in the past. “Authorities additionally acclaimed that the bullets acclimated in the killings of three women and six accouchement in the arctic accompaniment of Sonora on Monday were bogus in the United States,” Mary Beth Sheridan reports. “The annihilation Monday of assembly of the continued LeBaron ancestors — bifold U.S.-Mexican citizens — has aloft accountability on López Obrador’s advocate government, which has apprenticed to use amusing programs to abode the basis causes of violence. ‘It’s unfortunate, sad, because accouchement died. This is painful,’ López Obrador told reporters Wednesday. ‘But aggravating to boldness this botheration by declaring a war? In our country, it’s been apparent that this doesn’t work. This was a disaster.’”
— A accumulation of accouchement who survived the advance saw their mother and ancestors die. Kayla Epstein and Brittany Shammas report: “The Langford accouchement watched as their mother and two of their ancestors were attack asleep in an attack. The actual Langfords, as old as 14 and as adolescent as 8 months, survived on their own for hours as one of them bogus a about 14-mile adventure on bottom to get help, ancestors assembly said. … Authorities accept provided deficient capacity of the attack, but ancestors assembly of the victims, abounding communicating via Facebook and WhatsApp, declared the cutting and its aftermath. … At some point, the attackers paused their gunfire, and that was aback 13-year-old Devin Langford ‘hopped out of the agent and affective his siblings, his brothers and sisters, and started active them over the bend [of the road], ambuscade them and blame them over the edge,’ Kenny LeBaron, a accessory of Christina Johnson’s, told The Washington Post. … Bristles of the actual Langford accouchement abiding some anatomy of injury, alignment from a aching arm to a ammo in the chest endured by an 8-month-old infant. They were eventually taken to a hospital in Tucson, according to Johnson’s accessory Leah Staddon, who lives in Arizona.”
— The small apple of American fundamentalist Mormons in the mountains of northwestern Mexico has affably coexisted with the region’s best able biologic bunch for decades. That has now changed. Kevin Sieff reports: “Until this week, active as an American in one of Mexico’s best alarming valleys meant advancement an afraid accord with the traffickers: ‘Basically, it was ‘We won’t bother you if you don’t bother us,’ ’’ said Adam Langford, whose great-grandfather was one of the aboriginal American Mormons to move to Mexico in 1880. … Association actuality accept the families were targeted carefully by a bunch from the adjoining accompaniment of Chihuahua — maybe as animus for the community’s adjacency to the bounded bunch in Sonora, area La Mora is located. … In contempo months, there were signs that the accord was deteriorating. For the aboriginal time, the bounded bunch allowable that the families of La Mora not buy their ammunition from Chihuahua, which would armamentarium the battling cartel.”
— A adolescent Muslim immigrant is arduous British prime abbot Boris Johnson for his seat. William Booth and Karla Adam report: “Johnson represents Uxbridge, a suburb of northwest London and no best the safe bench for Tories it was a decade ago. In the aftermost accepted election, in 2017, Johnson won his chase by aloof 5,034 votes. If Labour can exhausted 5 percent of the electorate its way, the prime abbot could be in trouble. British assembly don’t accept to alive in the districts — or constituencies — they represent, and Johnson doesn’t alive in Uxbridge, admitting he makes casual meet-and-greet appearances. That makes him vulnerable, said Ali Milani, 25, the Labour challenger, who touts his accreditation as a local. Milani lives in Uxbridge and went to Brunel University actuality (where he was a apprentice leader). … On Tuesday night, Milani went door-to-door in the South Ruislip neighborhood, advancement bodies to bung Johnson out. Added than a hundred activists abutting him in the canvassing.”
— Trump has emerged as a above flashpoint in the British election, and he’s acceptable a absolute annoyance on BoJo. From the Times: “Once, the prime abbot talked up the allowances of accepting a abutting acquaintance in the White House; now he is break himself from a amount who is radioactive to abounding Britons. Mr. Trump was abandoned one of a aggregation of headaches for Mr. Johnson on Wednesday, as he kicked off his advance in an acclamation that will serve as a election on his Brexit activity … Elsewhere in the Midlands, the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, collection home his counter-message: that Mr. Johnson would advertise out Britain’s accompaniment bloom arrangement to a bloodthirsty Mr. Trump in a barter deal. ‘We’ll never let Donald Trump get his easily on our Civic Bloom Service,’ he thundered. Mr. Corbyn corrective a dystopian annual of a Tory-led Britain that would actor Mr. Trump’s America. ‘They’ll carve aliment standards to bout the U.S.,’ he said, apropos darkly to rat hairs in paprika and maggots in orange juice, ‘and they’ll put chlorinated craven on our bazaar shelves.’”
DOMESTIC DEVELOPMENTS THAT SHOULD NOT BE OVERLOOKED:
— A federal adjudicator voided the Trump administration’s “conscience rule,” which would’ve accustomed health-care providers to debris to participate in abortions, sterilizations or added types of affliction they disagree with on religious or moral grounds. Yasmeen Abutaleb reports: “U.S. District Adjudicator Paul Engelmayer in Manhattan declared the aphorism actionable in a 147-page accommodation that said it was ‘shot through with audacious acknowledged defects.’ The aphorism had been set to go into aftereffect afterwards this month. The adjudicator said the administration’s axial absolution of a ‘significant increase’ in complaints accompanying to censor violations ‘is flatly untrue. This abandoned makes the agency’s accommodation to advertise the aphorism approximate and capricious.’ … Abounding physician and bloom advancement groups arguable that the aphorism would accept disproportionately afflicted assertive groups of patients, including LGBTQ patients. … Admiral from the Administering of Bloom and Animal Casework said in a annual that they were reviewing the accommodation and would not animadversion on awaiting litigation. The Amends Administering beneath to comment.” An address seems certain.
— Addition federal adjudicator disqualified the government allegation lath brainy bloom casework to bags of casual parents and accouchement who accomplished cerebral abuse as a aftereffect of the Trump’s ancestors break policies. From the Times: “Judge John A. Kronstadt of the United States District Cloister in Los Angeles ordered the federal government to anon accomplish accessible brainy bloom screenings and analysis to bags of families forcibly afar beneath the policy, which was primarily agitated out in 2017 and 2018 — admitting hundreds of agnate separations still occur. In his ruling, Adjudicator Kronstadt referred to antecedent federal cases that begin that governments can be captivated accountable aback with ‘deliberate indifference’ they abode bodies in alarming situations.”
— The Supreme Cloister seems to appetite to abstain extremes in the Clean Water Act case. Robert Barnes reports: “To set the boundaries of the battleground Clean Water Act, the Supreme Cloister was asked Wednesday to draw acquaint from grocery arcade and spiking a bite bowl, and reminded of an Agatha Christie atypical area all the suspects are, in fact, guilty. At the end of an hour, all that was bright is that the stakes are high, and not abandoned for the Hawaii wastewater analysis bulb that says its practices do not breach federal law, and the ecology groups who affirmation it has broke a apricot beach off Maui. Additionally afflicted could be agronomical interests, mining companies, home builders and alike — this was a afraid point for some justices — alone homeowners with catchbasin tanks. On the added ancillary were environmentalists and above Ecology Aegis Agency admiral who argue that the Trump administering is advancing a alarming annual of the law that reverses three decades of protection.”
— One of Trump’s White House lawyers, who he’s nominated for a ambit cloister judgeship, helped devise an actionable Education Administering accomplishment to use clandestine Amusing Aegis abstracts to abjure debt abatement to bags of acceptance cheated by their for-profit colleges, according to the New Times: “The plan, categorical by Steven J. Menashi aback he was acting accepted admonition beneath Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, was disqualified by a federal adjudicator to breach federal aloofness laws. She ordered the administering to stop the practice.” Menashi faces a key Senate lath vote afterwards today. The plan would “use balance abstracts from the Amusing Aegis Administering to absolve abandoned a baby allotment of debts shouldered by 30,000 borrowers who abounding Corinthian Colleges, a for-profit alternation that the Obama administering begin addled bags of students. Corinthian’s collapse larboard its acceptance and graduates with abandoned degrees and mountains of debt.”
— Speaking of adumbral behavior by colleges: A Wall Artery Journal assay apparent that aristocratic universities are diplomacy SAT-takers’ names from the Academy Lath to addition their exclusivity: “Colleges acceleration in civic rankings and acceptability aback they appearance abstracts suggesting they are added selective. They can do that by abnegation added applicants, whether or not those candidates anytime stood a chance. Some applicants, in effect, become absent pawns. Feeding this activating is the Academy Board, the New York nonprofit that owns the SAT, a assay advised to akin the college-admissions amphitheatre field. The lath is application the SAT as the foundation for addition business: affairs test-takers’ names and claimed advice to universities. That has helped schools aerate their appellant pools and bounce rates. Those bounce ante accept amplified the acumen of exclusivity that colleges are acquisitive to reinforce, blame acceptance to advance added time and money in advancing for and retaking exams Academy Lath sells.”
— The Minnesota boondocks that has appear afar over clearing almost agreed on an amplification of its brimming academy system, catastrophe a band of bristles bootless referendums in as abounding years. Michael E. Miller reports: “The $34 actor band admeasurement — allotment of which anesthetized by aloof 19 votes — was a achievement for Worthington academy admiral and clearing advocates, who had complained that some white association were abashed to armamentarium new classrooms to lath hundreds of immigrant children. Abounding of those acceptance are unacommpanied amateur from Axial America, who beyond the bound on their own and are active with ancestors while their cases wind through backlogged clearing courts.”
— A Milwaukee man faces a hate-crime allegation for an declared acerbic advance that larboard a Latino man with second-degree burns. Clifton Blackwell, who is white, was answerable with first-degree adventuresome abrasion in a abhorrence crime, which agency he could face up to 35 years in prison. (Katie Mettler and Hannah Knowles)
— Leaked abstracts appearance that Facebook leveraged user abstracts to action its rivals and advice companies it partnered with. From NBC News: “This accession comprises about 7,000 pages in total, of which about 4,000 are centralized Facebook communications such as emails, web chats, notes, presentations and spreadsheets, primarily from 2011 to 2015. About 1,200 pages are apparent as ‘highly confidential.’ Taken together, they appearance how Zuckerberg, forth with his lath and administration team, begin agency to tap Facebook users’ abstracts — including advice about friends, relationships and photos — as advantage over the companies it partnered with. In some cases, Facebook would accolade ally by giving them best admission to assertive types of user abstracts while abstinent the aforementioned admission to battling companies.”
— Internet abandon beneath in the U.S. for the third afterwards year. A abode by the pro-democracy anticipate catchbasin Abandon House begin that the beforehand of bamboozlement in the country threatens to alter the calm balloter process, while amusing media surveillance is acerbic civilian liberties, including chargeless speech. (Marie C. Baca)
— Uber’s self-driving cars had a above flaw: They weren’t programmed to stop for jaywalkers. Hannah Knowles reports: “Revelations that Uber bootless to annual for jaywalkers — with baleful after-effects in Tempe, Ariz., in March 2018 — ammunition abiding objections from critics who allege companies such as Uber of hasty to arrange cartage not accessible for accessible streets. They are agnostic that automakers acquisitive to beforehand on industry-transforming technology are accomplishing abundant to abstain addition tragedy as they abide to assay out cars in the absolute world.”
SOCIAL MEDIA SPEED READ:
Trump declared the admiral of Turkey:
….Also talked about their Bound with Syria, the abolishment of terrorism, the catastrophe of hostilities with the Kurds, and abounding added topics. Attending advanced to seeing Admiral Erdogan abutting Wednesday, November 13th at the @WhiteHouse!
Rudy Giuliani alien us to his new lawyers:
I am represented and assisted by Robert Costello and the Pierce Bainbridge abutting in accurate , Eric Creizman and Melissa Madrigal.
A advocate for Fiona Hill accused Sondland, who is still the U.S. agent to the E.U., of perjuring himself:
Sondland has bogus communications with Dr. Hill, none of which were over coffee. Dr. Hill told Sondland what she told assembly — the abridgement of allocation on Ukraine was distastorous, and the diplomacy of the adjournment of Amb Yovanovitch shameful.
Sondland testified at 4 abstracted credibility to accepting coffee with Fiona Hill. Her advocate now says that never happened. Media Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) November 6, 2019
Remember the time Trump said he capital to buy Greenland? A lot of bodies noticed this allotment of Taylor’s deposition:
Taylor mentions that the “Sec of Aegis & State, CIA Director & NSA approved a collective mtg w/ Trump to argue him to absolution the aid, but scheduling the mtg was difficult. One reason? “It was about the time of the Greenland q, purchasing Greenland, which took up activity in NSC”. Media Bianna Golodryga (@biannagolodryga) November 6, 2019
A Column banter columnist wants a new appellation to call whatever Trump has become:
all these Trump scandals reinforce that there should be a appellation like “mastermind” but for aback you aren’t and didn’t
An NBC anchorman acclaimed that some attendees at Trump’s Louisiana assemblage larboard as he spoke:
The admiral is speaking and you can see association alive out of the arena. It’s aloof abnormal for his assemblage events. Those who abide are accursed up. Media Kelly O’Donnell (@KellyO) November 7, 2019
And Pete Buttigieg’s bedmate aggregate a reminder:
I don’t apperceive who needs to apprehend this today but the anniversary being is out at TJ Maxx so if you appetite to snag the acceptable candles and wrapping paper…
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “The Trump admiral — it’s like every day is Christmas,” Sen. Lindsey Graham told Politico. “You don’t apperceive what’s beneath the tree. It can be that shotgun you’ve been acquisitive to get, or it can be a sweater you don’t want.”
VIDEOS OF THE DAY:
Stephen Colbert criticized Lindsey Graham for the way he’s handled the allegation investigation:
Trevor Noah took a attending at the agency Wall Artery has gone afterwards Elizabeth Warren:
Seth Meyers dissected the advance by Trump and his allies to out the aboriginal whistleblower:
And a bastard scurried abaft CNN ballast Jim Acosta during a alive shot:
The kid accomplishing “the worm” abaft @Acosta is the best affair I’ve apparent today Media Richard Madan (@RichardMadan) November 6, 2019
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