The Daily Beast obtained documents of Joel Greenberg's Venmo transactions.
In 2018, Matt Gaetz paid Greenberg $900, with the memo reading "hit up____," using a nickname for one of the girls. Six hours later, Greenberg paid three young women $900.

Story of a 66-year-old researcher, an immigrant, who rarely got grants, never got her own lab, never earned more than $60K. For four decades, she kept working on mRNA—a path considered foolish. Her work is the basis for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. nytimes.com/2021/04/08/hea…

NEW on Gaetz investigation: Feds learned in recent weeks about a conversation Gaetz and a prominent lobbyist had about having a sham candidate run in a Fla State Senate race in 2020 to siphon votes from an ally’s opponent w/@ktbenner @PatriciaMazzei nytimes.com/2021/04/08/us/…



Breaking WaPo: Investigators from the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, acting on a grand jury subpoena, took possession of financial records from the apartment of Jennifer Weisselberg, the former daughter-in-law of a top Trump Organization officer. washingtonpost.com/national-secur…


NEW: In February, Elliot Resnick scored an interview with Trump impeachment lawyer David Schoen. In March, he wrote an op-ed defending the Capitol riot.
What he didn’t mention either time: He was inside the building during the attack. politico.com/news/2021/04/0…


SCOOP: HHS appears to be spending ~ $60 million per week to care for the 16,000+ unaccompanied minors currently in its network of permanent and temporary shelters, based on latest data obtained by WP washingtonpost.com/national/borde…

Amazing: Gov Brian Kemp has done 14 Fox News interviews on Georgia's voter suppression law, in a frantic bid to atone for his heretical refusal to help Trump steal the election. And it's still not enough! I tried to unpack the deeper pathologies here:
washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/…

New York will offer one-time payments of up to $15,600 to undocumented immigrants who lost work during the pandemic. The effort — a $2.1 billion fund in the state budget — is by far the biggest of its kind in the U.S. nyti.ms/3dIiDVc


Some delicate footwork here from @Noahbierman on the #hive
"they are not generally advocating for a set of policy briefs. They tend to promote pragmatic liberalism, taking cues from President Biden and Harris about how far Democrats can push legislation"

NEW: Matt Gaetz's legislative director, Devin Murphy, resigned last week amid news of DOJ sex trafficking investigation, per 3 ppl familiar
Murphy told associates he was interested in writing bills, not working at TMZ, per 1 of them

A new analysis of the Hispanic vote in 2020 suggests that Trump:
1) both persuaded *and* mobilized previously left-leaning nonvoters.
2) made his biggest gains with Latinas.
3) and appealed to economically anxious Obama-Clinton voters. nymag.com/intelligencer/…

I sat down with Sen. Joe Manchin this afternoon who told me unequivocally he won’t create a carve out for the filibuster on voting rights, but he’s planning to sit down with Sen. Warnock when he gets back to Washington. cnn.com/2021/04/08/pol…

JUST POSTED: Will the US public ever get a full accounting of the Trump Admin.'s huge COVID-19 #fail? My latest article notes if GOPers won't go for an independent commission, it will be up to Dems in Congress to do this important task. Please read/RT.
motherjones.com/politics/2021/…

Biden weighed in on the All-Star Game. Then a week of clarification ensued. W @WaPoSean + @CleveWootson. washingtonpost.com/politics/biden…