Sunday President Trump responded to The New York Times article via tweet, explaining that he “allowed,” White House counsel Don McGahn to be interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller’s team as was reported by The New York Times via The News Blender, the “30 hours,” of questioning was spread out over nine months. It was also reported on Tuesday that President Trump’s lawyers aren’t entirely sure what McGahn told the special counsel investigators.
Opinion — Typically when one is being investigated for a crime any crime, the legal standard, is to stay silent while the investigation plays out, so your public statements can’t be used against you. Public statements are for example, interviews, print, radio, and TV, press conferences, and social media posts.
Former CIA director John Brennan had his security clearance revoked by President Trump via Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, on Sunday Brennan appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press hosted by Chuck Todd, during his interview Brennan explained that he has been “contacted by a number of lawyers,” that have expressed their “thoughts,” on how to prevent this happening in the future to others for purely political reasons. In the hopes of preventing “President Trump from abusing his power again,” Brennan told Chuck Todd, he’d be “willing to go to court.”
Former CIA deputy director of the Counter-terrorist Center, Philip Mudd told President Trump supporter Paris Dennard, that he makes zero dollars from the government or in the private sector in regards to his security clearance. The two exchanged heated words on Friday during a segment on CNN. (warning Phil Mudd does cuss in the clip)
Attorney General Jeff Sessions was nominated by President Trump for the position he currently holds and confirmed by a vote of 52-47 by the senate on February 8th 2017.
As a reminder President Trump has not divested himself from his business interests, nor has he publicly released his tax returns.
In March of 2018 a federal judge ruled that a lawsuit filed by Maryland’s attorney general, that alleges President Trump “violated a constitutional prohibition on accepting foreign gifts,” could go forward as the Sun notes, it’s “the first time an “emoluments,” case against the president has cleared that hurled.”
H.R. 1057 or the STOP act of 2017 would amend the “tariff act,” of 1930 to summarize:
The Postmaster General:
- shall be liable for civil penalties for postal shipment violations committed by a foreign postal operator or the USPS;
- may be directly or indirectly responsible for discrepancies resulting from omissions made or false information provided by a foreign postal operator or the USPS; and
- shall ensure that all costs and penalties associated with complying with this bill are recouped from foreign shippers, foreign postal operators, or U.S. ultimate consignees.