Responding to the Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report regarding the FBI’s investigation into Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and Russia, the President lashed out at the report’s conclusions, calling them a “disgrace.”
“They fabricated evidence and they lied to the courts. This was an attempted overthrow and a lot of people were in on it, and they got caught,” Trump said, adding that it as “a very sad day” and “probably something that’s never happened in the history of our country.”
Trump on the IG report: "It is incredible. Far worse than I ever would've thought possible. It's an embarrassment to our country, it's dishonest. It's everything that a lot of people thought it would be, except far worse." pic.twitter.com/YHDixxv61r
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 9, 2019
But Trump’s characterization of the report didn’t reflect its contents, as Horowitz found “no political bias” in the FBI’s investigation, although he did discover “serious performance failures.”
Many on Twitter were quick to point out that Trump either wasn’t properly briefed on the report or simply was disseminating a lie.
Willing bet good money he didn’t read one single page of it.
— Frances (@pennyblab) December 9, 2019
Literally the opposite of the report’s conclusions.
— Brad Reed (@bwreed) December 9, 2019
I wonder who cherry picked it and put it into pop-up book format for him.
— Dave Lister (@DaveListerD) December 9, 2019
More Proof that the president can’t read or comprehend . Shouldn’t even be in office period!
— sylvia (@sylvia257) December 9, 2019
Someone tell him it falls just short of a complete and total exoneration of the FBI.
— The Swede (@AverageSavant) December 9, 2019
He hasn’t read it.
— Deborah Bee🐝 (@djbee28) December 9, 2019
None of his followers will read the report. They will simply digest the BS he is feeding to them.
— megster (@Joseph4Meg) December 9, 2019
Gaslight is all he has left
— Jenny Sampson (@JennySampson16) December 9, 2019
That’s,like, the opposite though…
— Momose M-ST 1 (@57stratreissue) December 9, 2019
The report doesn’t show any of that. Trump is delusional and incapable of comprehending the report.
— View From The Desert (@VFTDLV) December 9, 2019
Trump pushed for a sweetheart tax deal on his first hotel — it’s cost NYC $410,068,399 and counting
In 1975, New York City was run-down and on the verge of bankruptcy. Twenty-nine-year-old Donald Trump saw an opportunity. He wanted to acquire and redevelop the dilapidated Commodore Hotel in midtown Manhattan next to Grand Central Terminal.
Trump had bragged to the executive controlling the sale that he could use his political connections to get tax breaks for the deal.
The executive was skeptical. But the next day, the executive was invited into Trump’s limousine, which ushered him to City Hall. There, he met with Donald’s father Fred and Mayor Abe Beame, to whom the Trumps had given lavishly.
Amazon Echo and Alexa privacy issues go way beyond voice recordings
Amazon Echo and the Alexa voice assistant have had widely publicised issues with privacy. Whether it is the amount of data they collect or the fact that they reportedly pay employees and, at times, external contractors from all over the world to listen to recordings to improve accuracy, the potential is there for sensitive personal information to be leaked through these devices.
The Earth’s oldest asteroid strike discovered in Western Australia — and it may have triggered a global thaw
The world’s oldest remaining asteroid crater is at a place called Yarrabubba, southeast of the town of Meekatharra in Western Australia.
Our new study puts a precise age on the cataclysmic impact – showing Yarrabubba is the oldest known crater and dating it at the right time to trigger the end of an ancient glacial period and the warming of the entire planet.What we found at Yarrabubba
Yarrrabubba holds the eroded remnants of a crater 70 kilometres wide that was first described in 2003, based on minerals at the site that showed unique signs of impact. But its true age was not known.