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Jake Tapper on Trump’s Russia tweet: It’s a lie
CNN's Jake Tapper discusses with Abby Phillip and The Lead panel President Donald Trump's comments to reporters about Russian interference in US elections that contradict the findings in special counsel Robert Mueller's report. #CNN #News
In Trump’s world, FBI agents are traitors and Robert E. Lee isn’t
(3) To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian tribes; but neither this, nor any other clause contained in the Constitution, shall ever be construed to delegate the power to Congress to appropriate money for any internal improvement intended to facilitate commerce; except for the purpose of furnishing lights, beacons, and buoys, and other aids to navigation upon the coasts, and the improvement of harbors and the removing of obstructions in river navigation; in all which cases such duties shall be laid on the navigation facilitated thereby as may be necessary to pay the costs and expenses thereof. This goes a long way to cutting down the power of the commerce clause, and would likely have resulted in a different SCOTCS ruling on the power of the federal government to fuck with theinner workings of the states. (9) Congress shall appropriate no money from the Treasury except by a vote of two-thirds of both Houses, taken by yeas and nays, unless it be asked and estimated for by some one of the heads of departments and submitted to Congress by the President; or for the purpose of paying its own expenses and contingencies; or for the payment of claims against the Confederate States, the justice of which shall have been judicially declared by a tribunal for the investigation of claims against the Government, which it is hereby made the duty of Congress to establish. (10) All bills appropriating money shall specify in Federal currency the exact amount of each appropriation and the purposes for which it is made; and Congress shall grant no extra compensation to any public contractor, officer, agent, or servant, after such contract shall have been made or such service rendered. So while the Confederate government had a lot of power to tell states what laws they could and could not pass, it lacked a lot of the federal muscle of taxation of the USA.
How Michael Cohen Turned Against President Trump
“Are we going to meet Thursday or Friday?” Mr. Costello texted Mr. Giuliani on a Monday. Mr. Costello told prosecutors in a recent meeting that the pardon discussion had been initiated by Mr. Cohen and rejected by Mr. Giuliani. When Mr. Giuliani was hired by the president a few days later, Mr. Costello emailed Mr. Cohen: “I told you my relationship with Rudy which could be very very useful for you.” “Great news,” Mr. Cohen replied. The next day, after speaking to Mr. Giuliani by phone, Mr. Costello wrote in an email to Mr. Citron that the president’s lead lawyer had been “thrilled that I reached out to him about Cohen.” He added that Mr. Giuliani was “calling the president tonight.” Mr. Costello also shared his upbeat assessment with Mr. Cohen. Under an information-sharing agreement among the lawyers, Mr. Ryan had discussed with Mr. Giuliani that the Trumps had reimbursed Mr. Cohen for the hush money he paid to the pornographic film actress Stormy Daniels. As the president’s lead lawyer continued to publicly discuss the hush-money scheme in the days and weeks that followed, Mr. Cohen told associates that Mr. Giuliani was “blowing this whole thing.” ‘Keep on Punching’ Days after Mr. Giuliani appeared on Fox News, Mr. Costello confided to Mr. Citron, his partner, about his mounting concerns that Mr. Cohen was stringing them along. “Does Cohen really want a friend of Comey as his lawyer?” he asked in a text message. In the interview with The Times, Mr. Giuliani said that he was new to the issue of the legal fees at the time, having just been hired by Mr. Trump a couple of months earlier. “The idea that the Trump Organization should have paid his legal fees and expenses is a total crock.” Distrust between the two sides only grew in June when the comedian Tom Arnold tweeted a selfie with Mr. Cohen and later claimed that they were teaming up to take down the president. Mr. Davis said that he asked Mr. Cohen at the time why he wanted to hire him.
Trump and impeachment: where Democrats stand after Mueller
Because it matters not just for this president, but for all future presidents. Despite deciding not to run, he has continued to pursue impeachment. He continues to push on. “Let me assure you that whatever the issue and challenge we face, the Congress of the United States will honor its oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States to protect our democracy,” she told reporters this week. “We believe that the first article – Article I, the legislative branch – has the responsibility of oversight of our democracy, and we will exercise that.” The avenue is not impeachment. “The avenue is not impeachment,” he said this week. The New York representative, who has subpoenaed the unredacted report, has discussed impeachment repeatedly as it would originate with his committee. “The idea is not whether to debate articles of impeachment,” Nadler said. Kamala Harris: “I think that there is definitely a conversation to be had on that subject,” the California senator and presidential hopeful told MSNBC on Thursday, “but first I want to hear from Bob Mueller and really understand what exactly is the evidence that supports the summary that we have been given today.” Cory Booker: Speaking in Nevada on Friday, the New Jersey senator, who is also a member of the judiciary committee and a 2020 hopeful, said it was too soon to discuss impeachment because Congress has not seen the unredacted report and has not had a chance to interview Mueller. April 18, 2019 Beto O’Rourke: The 2020 contender and former Texas representative said he believed voters cared more about policy discussions than impeachment, telling reporters on Thursday: “I don’t know that impeachment and those proceedings in the House and potential trial in the Senate is going to answer those questions for people.” The full text of Robert Mueller's report on Trump and Russia Read more Elijah Cummings: The House oversight committee chairman told MSNBC on Friday the Mueller report revealed actions that were “at least 100 times worse” than those that led to Bill Clinton’s impeachment in 1998.
In its final season, HBO’s ‘Veep’ goes where all presidential campaigns must: Iowa
The Emmy Award-winning actress shared the news on Twitter. She thanked her friends and family for their support and called on others to help "make universal health care a reality." Wochit HBO's vulgar, straight-shooting political comedy Veep has covered a lot of ground across its six seasons in a fast-changing political and cultural climate. In its seventh and final season, the show starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus — returning to her starring role as the foul-mouthed, would-be president after undergoing treatment for breast cancer — returns to the place where all politics-obsessed narratives must: Iowa. Executive Producer David Mandel has said that this moment was based off a real mixup that the Obama campaign once made. Over the first three episodes aired this season, Meyer's campaign and her opponents romp up and down Iowa in familiar locales, both real like Waterloo, Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, and fictional, like Lurlene, Iowa, a town famous for its novelty dog mayor. This mentality holds true for Iowa as the show digs deep into the first-in-the-nation caucus state's stereotypes. In one outrageous scene, the president's aid, Amy Brookheimer (played by Anna Chlumsky), gets an abortion at a clinic in central Iowa. The show's Iowa obsession spilled over into real life when HBO took at two full-page advertisements in the Register to promote realistic-seeming campaigns for the Selina Meyers presidency and her bumbling, dim-witted opponent Jonah Ryan (played by Timothy Simons). Episodes of Veep's final season air every Sunday at 9:30 p.m.
Fitton: President Trump is the victim of a crime
Now that the Mueller report is complete, Attorney General Barr must prosecute people who abused their office to target the president, says Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton. #OutnumberedOvertime #FoxNews FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network…
Biden to announce 2020 presidential bid on Wednesday
Former Vice President Joe Biden will reportedly use a video message to officially join the crowded field Democratic presidential candidates; Doug McKelway reports from Washington. #AmericasNewsroom #FoxNews FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX…
Live: Trump departs JBA aboard Air Force One
Live Now: President Trump and the First Lady depart Joint Base Andrews in Washington, D.C. en route to Mar-a-Lago. This takes place just hours after Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report has been released by the Department of Justice. FOX…
Giuliani reacts to details emerging from Mueller report
'You're not going to find a darn thing' in special counsel Robert Mueller's report that shows that the Trump campaign 'had any kind of connection with whatever the Russians were doing,' says President Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani. #AmericasNewsroom #FoxNews…
Live: Trump speaks to U.S. veterans just before Mueller report is released
LIVE at 10:30am ET: Less than an hour after Attorney General Barr wraps his explosive press conference ahead of releasing the Mueller report, President Trump is making remarks at a White House event with the Wounded Warrior Project. FOX News…