There is a lot of news, and not all of it is Manafort- or Cohen-related. Our cable talking heads ran out of time, so we'll help you catch up.
But the really big news, as far as I'm concerned, is that CNN and MSNBC did not provide live coverage of the Trump rally in West Virginia last night. More like this, please!
Facebook said it has removed 652 fake accounts and pages associated with a new political influence campaign aimed at disrupting the midterms, the New York Times reports
— Axios (@axios)
Elizabeth Warren has just proposed a new ethics bill that would ban members of Congress and White House staff from owning individual stocks.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1)
JUST NOW: Lanny Davis told me that Michael Cohen is willing to testify in public, without immunity to any congressional committee.? Trey Gowdy? Any interest?
— John Berman (@JohnBerman)
Eighteen months later, Duncan Hunter attacked Colin Kaepernick for disrespecting the troops.
— Radley Balko (@radleybalko)
Faced with one of the most damaging days of Donald Trump’s presidency, one of Trump’s chief defenders unwrapped a half-dozen counterarguments for why Michael Cohen’s plea deal, and Paul Manafort’s conviction, were all just a big nothing burger
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast)
Lanny Davis, ’s attorney just said under NO CIRCUMSTANCES would Michael Cohen accept a PARDON of any kind from 😳
— Fernand R. Amandi (@AmandiOnAir)
This is a big deal: ‘Sham’ invoices concealed payments to Cohen
It's possible the Trump Organization itself could be indicted. This happened AFTER Trump took office.
— Taegan Goddard (@politicalwire)
“You don’t even have to be convicted of a crime to lose your job in this constitutional republic.... Impeachment is about restoring honor and integrity to the office.”
That's Lindsey Graham. In 1999.
— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery)
10 Georgia counties with large black populations have closed polling places in 2018. Ally of Brian Kemp traveling state to "recommend polling place closures” reports. This is outrageous↓ Story continues below ↓
— Ari Berman (@AriBerman)
Hardly the worst thing that happened to the WH today, but it looks like Trump’s endorsement couldn’t get Foster Friess over the finish line in .
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel)
Cohen goes from "taking a bullet" for the president to firing the shot. attorney pleads guilty to 8 counts and is now willing to tell Mueller of "conspiracy to collude" with Russia and that President Trump knew all about it.
— Bob Frier (@Fox35Bob)
Republicans said the Obama campaign was working with ACORN to subvert democracy.
Because ACORN was registering voters.
— Arthur Delaney 🇺🇸 (@ArthurDelaneyHP)
Marco’s current obsession: Going after President Sanchez Ceren & the FMLN, who’ve clearly been on his radar for a while. That timeline is evidence that ONE single lawmaker and his Miami posse are exercising excessive power over U.S. foreign policy & he’s completely unchallenged.
— Camila (@CamilaYPatria)
Trump's EPA says up to 1,630 Americans per year by 2030 will die prematurely under its power-plant plan via
— Shelley Powers (@shelleypowers)
Couldn't be clearer: GOP's 2018 midterm strategy—aided and abetted by a complicit right-wing media—will rely upon xenophobic fear-mongering to distract from the White House's rampant corruption and misconduct.
— Reed F. Richardson (@reedfrich)
Exhibit A: Day after Cohen-Manafort blockbuster news, right-wing media homepages putting heavy emphasis on changing the topic from Trump team corruption to anti-immigrant hysteria.
— Reed F. Richardson (@reedfrich)
Joshua Spratt was assigned to a New York high school as a school resource officer with eight years of experience on the police force.
By the time he was indicted two years later, he was suspected of having sex with three teenage girls.
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews)
The Trump effect
— Joe Thorndike (@jthorndike)
We’ve entered the “everyone commits crimes” phase of the Trump disinformation campaign.
— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti)
Tomi Lahren on Fox & Friends: "Can you imagine if we would sit here on Fox News and attack Michelle Obama for something that she was trying to do to better the country?"
— John Whitehouse (@existentialfish)
On a disastrous day in which “criminal” becomes attached to his name, ’s feed shields him - showering him with praise and distracting with unrelated conspiracy theories
— David Beard (@dabeard)
“I’m not just going to be the education governor. I’m going to be the PUBLIC education governor.” - tonight at a fundraiser showing us all what it means to joyfully fight for the policies that Georgians need.
— Kevin Lowery (@kevloweryphoto)
Politico says Trump is close to announcing a NAFTA sub-deal with Mexico. Such a deal would be significant if it meant that NAFTA auto issues were resolved. But several difficult trilateral issues involving Canada would still be unresolved.
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8)
I will predict again that she will not run for re election.
— Howard Dean (@GovHowardDean)
A rare and sobering sight tonight in the Central Pacific, as Hurricane becomes only the 6th recorded Category 5 hurricane in this part of the Pacific, and the nearest to a Cat 5 hurricane has ever been observed.
— Michael Lowry (@MichaelRLowry)
Election experts have expressed skepticism that the money will be enough to modernize election equipment and secure it against state-sponsored cyber threats
— Salon (@Salon)