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Friday News Dump: How Trump Campaign Plans To Target Reporters, And Other News

You thought it was already bad? This time, the Trump campaign plans to go after individuals for doing their jobs.

Wow. So the Trump people have reporters' tweets ready to use in campaign ads targeting... reporters:

They’re already prepared to attack reporters. “Any reporter who tries that will be hit with 30-second spots of all their ridiculous claims about collusion,” said the source, who, like others interviewed for this story, requested anonymity to describe private conversations. “Their tweets have all been screencapped. It’s all ready to go.” (“It's the same thing we've been doing the last two years. We're going to hold the media accountable when we see fit,” an RNC official clarified, adding that this would include digital clips shared on social media.)

The president wants to run on “no collusion”—but his fellow Republicans think that would be the wrong message at the wrong time, and report:

— Suburban Guerrilla Ω (@SusieMadrak)

We have yet to learn the 's findings on Obstruction, but we already know there are serious Qs about whether Trump has (is) engaged in fraud and other serious crimes. Read David Fahrentold and Jonathan O'Connell's important piece.

— David Leopold (@DavidLeopold)

THE COURT: Is the grand jury investigation over?

GOODHAND (assistant U.S. attorney): No, it is continuing. I can -- in the Court's words, I can say it's continuing robustly.

— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog)

The same who said Putin was paying off Rohrabacher and Trump before Paul Ryan told him to shut up.

— Real Fake P0TUS (@RF_P0TUS)

TRUMP: "I support the Great Lakes. Always have. They are beautiful. They are big. Very deep. Record deepness, right?"

— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar)

It doesn't matter which party you belong to, if you're running for president, America needs to see your tax returns

— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew)

There Is No GOP Obamacare Replacement And There Never Has Been | via: HuffPostPol

— SafetyPin-Daily (@SafetyPinDaily)

The Trump appointee who oversees Medicare-Medicaid quietly directed millions of taxpayer dollars in contracts to Republican communications consultants during her tenure — including hiring a GOP media adviser to bolster her profile, Politico reports.

↓ Story continues below ↓

— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1)

Dems also argue that the Republicans set a precedent for asking for and receiving 1000’s of pages of highly sensitive and classified material from DOJ last summer related to the Russia probe. Now demand same degree of transparency over Mueller findings.

— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand)

The Mueller Report is so long and complicated that it will take weeks to prepare it for public release, says man who was able to summarize it and confidently express his legal conclusions in less than 48 hours.

— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge)

One thing is for certain. blows all the time.

Trump To Sean Hannity: Wind Energy Won't Work Because Wind 'Only Blows Sometimes'

— ☮ Just Joe ☮ (@Surfin_392)

Facebook insists the tech giant is ready to confront Russian disinformation ahead of presidential elections in Ukraine. Ukrainian candidates are not so sure.

— New York Times World (@nytimesworld)

With links to the Christchurch attacker, what is the Identitarian Movement? | By: Jason Wilson

— SafetyPin-Daily (@SafetyPinDaily)

In a rare turn and rallied the public and members of Congress from both parties to get the administration to back down

— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports)

"A generation ago, 37 cents out of very food dollar went into the farmer's pockets.

Today, it's 15 cents ... A handful of giant corps. have figured out how to grow bigger, take more profits for themselves." on calling for helping family farmers.

— Hardball (@hardball)

Check out National Vietnam War Veterans Day!

— Captain Gigawatt (@piercearrow33)

Less than meets the eye: Purdue Pharma’s opioid settlement with Oklahoma is all about buying silence

— ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress)

Mueller has not reported anything. Why does anyone support this idiotic lady?

— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien)

A reporter went undercover in a three-year investigation and found out the NRA was teaching Australians to discredit gun violence survivors and advocates.

Find out how the NRA exports fear abroad:

— Giffords (@GiffordsCourage)

This is an excellent piece of reporting by about a group of Cambodian monks who have used social media for years to expose corruption & injustice. They are now victims of a government crackdown.

— Burhan Wazir (@BWazir1)


They beat him so hard that blood splattered on the hospital bed & he needed facial reconstruction surgery. Ruben McAusland a Paterson, NJ cop, committed the beating while his partner, Roger Then filmed it

— Stone 🥶 (@stonecold2050)

Brief guide to Gen Z lingo

— Boing Boing (@BoingBoing)

NEW: Pope Francis issues sweeping sex abuse legislation for Vatican personnel and Holy See diplomats, requiring immediate reporting of abuse allegations to Vatican prosecutors.

— ABC News (@ABC)

, a new fly-on-the-wall documentary about Bannon, "shows just how empty his message is"

— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast)

There were actually three main points I wanted to make in today's column, and I thought I would spell them out in case you missed them 1/

— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman)

The first is that Republicans are still coming for your healthcare. Trump may have surprised some of them with his kill-the-ACA filing, but they support the goal – they'd just rather not talk about it until after the election 2/

— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman)

VIDEO: A devastated mother recalls how her child was ripped from her hands by rising flood water during Cyclone Idai that hit eastern Mozambique more than a week ago. The inland Begaja community has still received no relief due to their remote location

— AFP news agency (@AFP)

“Mitch McConnell on Thursday moved one step closer to changing the Senate rules to speed up the confirmation of most of Trump’s nominees.”

(Pay attention, everyone.)

— Kassandra Seven (@KassandraSeven)

Taken for a Ride: How Ambulance Debt Afflicts the Extreme Poor

— Norwood Orrick aka DJ Hug-A-Thug (@BlogWood)

The last perfect March Madness bracket was busted on Thursday.


Today n my podcast "MLB Overtime Betting," I recap opening day, look at how taking the run line with favorites can be very profitable, get a season overview from , & break down my Friday picks:

— Greg Peterson (@GUnit_81)

It's been a hell of a week, so here's a guinea pig!

Eating blueberries

— Nature is Amazing ☘️ (@AMAZlNGNATURE)

And a little kid with bubbles!

We could all use lessons from toddlers with finding joy in the simplest of things

— Summer Matheson (@Summer_Hitachi)

And this one's just for me:

Citizens Bank Park is rocking after Rhys Hoskins first career grand slam. ⚾️🔥 Phillies are up 10-3 heading into the 8th. Details:

— CBS Philly (@CBSPhilly)

Have a nice weekend, everyone!

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