News from the note…
A round up of the day’s news that might be of interest to you.
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The Hill — Steve Bannon, the former chief strategist for President Trump has told The Hill that if he were President Trump he’d fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, stating that Rosenstein is “clearly obstructing justice,” he added, “if he doesn’t do it in 72 hours, he’s fired, I’d fire him.”
— The Hill (@thehill) August 2, 2018
The Hill reports that this new bill would, “The bill would slap new sanctions on Moscow, require two-thirds Senate approval if President Trump wanted to withdraw from NATO and force the State Department to determine if Russia is a state sponsor of terrorism.”
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said in a statement, that current U.S sanctions haven’t been enough to stop “Moscow from trying to meddle in the November mid-terms,” he added, “Our goal is to change the status quo and impose crushing sanctions and other measures against [President Vladimir] Putin’s Russia.” Other senators said to be involved with the bill are, “Sens. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) are also supporting the legislation.”
NBC News — A lawsuit against Fox News by the Parents of Seth Rick, has been rejected. Judge George Daniels said while he understand that Joel and Mary Rich might feel their twenty-seven year old son’s death was “exploited for political purposes,” that the lawsuit, “lack specific instances of wrongdoing necessary to proceed to trial.”
Seth Rich was a Democratic National Committee employee that was killed in Washington D.C. Fox News TV show host Sean Hannity blamed Rich for the hacking into DNC servers, the leaked emails, and stated he was murdered to silence him. @ The News Blender for more on the Debunking of Seth Rich’s tragic death.
Stories We Are Watching
The alleged covert Russian agent liked to communicate via Twitter messages and WhatsApp. Her overly flirtatious approach left men wondering what she was truly after. https://t.co/x6VwO7Nm08
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) August 2, 2018
A major Trump donor agreed to pay $10,000,000 to Michael Cohen if he successfully helped obtain funding for a nuclear-power project, people familiar with the matter tell WSJ. https://t.co/N4jqUVHLgA
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 2, 2018
— Bloomberg (@business) August 2, 2018
President Trump is holding a rally on Thursday a live stream will be available at 6:55 p.m. eastern time.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 2, 2018