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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.

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.

Banned on Facebook

banned on facebook
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Various bad actors were banned on Facebook last week. The list includes conspiracy theorist nut jobs like Alex Jones and Louis Farrakhan.

Fired FBI chief Andrew McCabe thinks President Trump is a Russian asset. But he didn’t make the bad actor cut.

Jack Shafer in Politico says, “free speech took a whacking Thursday.” He says there are better ways to deal with the likes of Alex Jones.

Border Purge

Border Purge

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Trump canned Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen via Twitter on Sunday night.

Howard Kurtz says “in the end, she got the worst of both worlds.”

She will forever be defined as the Cabinet member who presided over the forced separation of migrant children from their families, leading to such devastating worldwide reaction that Trump was forced to abandon the policy. And yet the president did not deem her tough enough on illegal immigration.

Border Purge

Jonathan Bernstein in Bloomberg calls it a “purge.” And and he thinks White House aide Stephen Miller is behind it.

Wall Fall

Wall

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Pelosi’s a pro at politics. Trump, not so much. He ended the government shutdown for 3 weeks and got nothing in return but a promise to negotiate a wall Democrats don’t want and have no incentive to build. President Trump offered to take the blame for the shutdown and Nancy was glad to give it to him. Hard. His base is bummed.

“[Speaker Nancy] Pelosi ordered everything off the menu and left Trump hanging with the bill,” one Trump ally texted.