House Judiciary Committee One, Barr None

House Judiciary Committee, Jerry Nadler, Attorney General Barr
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The House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Attorney General Barr in contempt of Congress. Chairman Jerry Nadler demands that Barr turn over a complete unreacted copy of the Mueller report on collusion with Russia. But Nadler knows Barr can’t do that because the report contains grand jury testimony. And that’s illegal. Barr has made a minimally redacted version available to certain members of Congress. But so far no Democrats have bothered to take a look.

Really Big Big Loser, Everyone Agrees

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The NYT got hold of Trump’s tax returns from 1985-94. He lost $1.17 billion.

Big Big Loser

It’s not fake news but it may not really be news at all. In fact Trump bragged about it at the time, and wrote a book. Probably only really lost a billion.

Comey Critiques Trump Soul Food

Comey Critiques Trump Soul Food
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The Dow fell 450 points after President Trump tweeted threats to bump tariffs on $200 billion of China stuff from 10% to 25%. He also weighed in on the Kentucky Derby and Bob Mueller.

Trump Soul Food

But the president’s not alone in letting people know what he thinks. James Comey wrote an op-ed for the NYT claiming Trump eats Attorney General Barr’s soul in small bites.

Maximum Security Instant Replay Interference

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Maximum Security doesn’t know he finished 17th in the Kentucky Derby. He still thinks he won. But, after reviewing the instant replay for 22 minutes, track officials ruled interference and disqualified the winner for the first time in the 145 year  history of the Run for the Roses.

The instant replay showed Mad Max drifted out of his lane and hip checked War of Will. That caused a chain reaction slowing other horses. Thus the 17th place finish for Maximum Security. He also kicked mud on the horses behind him. Country House, a 65-1 shot, was named the winner.

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President Trump tweeted that the ruling was “politically incorrect.”

Owner Gary West appealed but was denied. Now he says he’ll sue. But Max doesn’t know anything about that either.

On-Line Cartoon Auction

Speaking of free speech, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press is hosting an auction of original cartoon art from 20 cartoonists. These are equal opportunity offenders including Rob Rogers, the guy who was fired for his Trump cartoons at the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, and Steve Kelley, the guy who replaced him. There are even a couple by me – and I don’t want to have to buy ’em.

The money goes to the support of one of the few things I hope we can all agree on – free speech. Please take a look at http://bit.ly/Cartoons2019.