A Texas Democrat tweeted out public election information revealing top donors to President Donald Trump’s campaign — and conservatives are freaking out.
Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX), whose brother Julián Castro is running for the Democratic nomination, revealed the names of Republicans who had donated the maximum amount to Trump’s re-election campaign this year, and Fox News hosted the president’s son to complain.
“I’ve seen what these things do,” Donald Trump Jr. said, “with the Joaquin Castro craziness, putting out a list.”
Their contributions are fueling a campaign of hate that labels Hispanic immigrants as ‘invaders.’ pic.twitter.com/YT85IBF19u
— Joaquin Castro (@Castro4Congress) August 6, 2019
The donor list came from publicly available information posted online, as required by law, but Trump Jr. compared Castro’s revelations to a “kill list” allegedly compiled as a high schooler by the 24-year-old gunman who killed nine people in Dayton.
“That list screams like the Dayton, Ohio, shooter’s list, right?” Trump Jr. said.
The president’s son then apparently mixed up Castro and his brother, the Democratic presidential hopeful.
“When a radical left-wing politician polling 0 percent does this for either attention or a call to action, it’s pretty scary,” Trump Jr. said. “That was same thing that the Dayton, Ohio, shooter did. People should be fed up with this nonsense.”
Holy shit. On Fox & Friends, Donald Trump Jr compares the list Joaquin Castro released of public info about who has donated to Trump with a mass shooter's kill list.
"That list sort of screams like the Dayton, Ohio, shooter's list, right? … it's pretty scary." pic.twitter.com/gZ1PYO94EI
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 7, 2019
Devin Nunes’ hometown newspaper fact checks his claims that the IG report ‘vindicated’ him
In the wake of the release of the Inspector General's report on the origins of the FBI's investigation into the Trump campaign, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) claimed that its findings vindicated his so-called Nunes Memo that was released in the midst of Robert Mueller's investigation, where he alleged that the FBI illegally obtained a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant to surveil Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
Nunes has also made claims of a politically biased "Deep State" plot against Trump within the intelligence community. But as Nunes' hometown newspaper The Fresno Bee points out, the IG's report does not back up that contention, and it cites the report's own words, which state that there was no "documentary or testimonial evidence that political bias or improper motivation influenced the FBI’s decision to seek FISA authority on Carter Page."
Liberal PACs gear up for major ad blitz to flip GOP-controlled legislatures in states where Trump is vulnerable
According to a report from Politico, two left-leaning PAC's are working in concert to flip GOP-majority legislatures in reliably conservative or too- close-to-call states.
With Donald Trump expected to be at the top of the Republican ticket, "Arena and Future Now Fund, are planning to spend $7 million to try to flip GOP-controlled state legislatures in Florida, Arizona, Michigan and North Carolina," the report states.
According to Daniel Squadron, co-founder of the Future Now Fund, "If you look at where the important states are, the places most people are watching are the Electoral College to secure the White House. But the truth is that when you talk about the impact of 2020, electoral control of the state legislatures is critical.”
Italian museum ‘optimistic’ that painting found is stolen Klimt
Directors of an Italian museum are optimistic that a painting found hidden in a wall this week is a Gustav Klimt work stolen two decades ago, a director said on Thursday.
Preliminary indications appear that the painting of a woman found by gardeners on Tuesday inside an external wall on the museum's grounds could indeed by the "Portrait of a Woman" painted by the Austrian artist in 1916-1917.
"What interests us the most is whether it's the original or not, rather than the theft investigation," said Massimo Ferrari, president of the Ricci Oddi Gallery of Modern Art, a museum in Piacenza, in northwest Italy.