February 5, 2017

Trump attacks “so-called judge” who suspended his travel ban. “The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!”   http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-travel-ban-legal-win-234634   “This “so-called” judge was nominated by a “so-called” President & was confirmed by the “so-called” Senate. Read the “so-called” Constitution.”   https://twitter.com/RepAdamSchiff/status/827904939997405186

Trump reportedly defends Vladimir Putin in interview. O’Reilly: “Putin’s a killer.” Trump: “We’ve got a lot of killers. What do you think — our country’s so innocent?”   http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/president-trump-defends-vladimir-putin-killer-article-1.2964475

Dept. of Agriculture reportedly removes information about animal abuse incidents from government website. “Public taxes fund these agencies and the public should not be kept the dark because the feds would rather shield abusers than hold them accountable.”   http://edition.cnn.com/2017/02/04/us/usda-animal-abuse-database/

Trump is reportedly  the sole beneficiary of trust set up to avoid conflicts of interest regarding Trump International Hotel.  “While Trump has promised he will observe a separation between his business and the presidency, he retains ownership of the business and will personally benefit if the business profits from decisions made by his government.”   https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/documents-confirm-trump-still-benefiting-from-his-business/2017/02/04/848fdd5a-eae0-11e6-bf6f-301b6b443624_story.html

Federal judge rules that Google must give FBI user emails stored on servers in foreign countries. “The ruling is notable because it goes against an appeals court judgement last year — recently upheld — pertaining to Microsoft customer data held in servers outside the US.”   https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/04/google-told-to-hand-over-foreign-emails-in-fbi-search-warrant-ruling/

New FCC chairman blocks internet subsidies for low-income Americans. https://www.yahoo.com/tech/fcc-stop-companies-providing-subsidized-214634467.html

Rap Back: Your boss gives the FBI your fingerprints and the FBI tells your boss if you ever get arrested for anything. “While routine background checks provide employers with a one-time “snapshot” of their employee’s past criminal history, employers enrolled in federal and state Rap Back programs receive ongoing, real-time notifications and updates about their employees’ run-ins with law enforcement, including arrests at protests and charges that do not end up in convictions.”   https://theintercept.com/2017/02/04/the-fbi-is-building-a-national-watchlist-that-gives-companies-real-time-updates-on-employees/

Trump drops plan to reopen CIA “black site” prisons. “The now-defunct CIA program used so-called “enhanced interrogation” practices…”   http://www.businessinsider.com/r-us-backs-off-bid-to-reopen-cia-black-site-prisons-officials-2017-2

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February 5, 2017

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