On Wednesday Paul Manafort the onetime campaign manager for President Trump was sentenced in a D.C. Courtroom and we learned that Manafort now faces New York State charges that include mortgage fraud. According to the announcement the investigation had begun in March of 2017.
On Thursday the Senate is expected to vote on the House passed Resolution that would reverse President Trump’s National Emergency Declaration on southern border wall funding, without Congressional approval. The Resolution is expected to pass the Senate where it would head to Trump’s desk where he will issue his fist veto.
So far for Thursday President Trump has tweeted nine times.
1. Quotes daughter-in-law Lara Trump.
As the News Blender reported House Judiciary Chairman Democrat Jerrold Nadler in early March issued document requests to, “81 agencies, entities, and individuals believed to have information relevant to the investigation.”
He explained in his statement at the time these document requests where the first step of the House Judiciary Investigation into, “the alleged obstruction of justice, public corruption, and other abuses of power by President Trump, his associates, and members of his Administration.”
3. The potential is unlimited!
Reuters reported on Thursday that, “The U.S. Trade Representative’s office had said it would launch talks with Britain after its planned exit from the EU on March 29. Last month it laid out its objectives for a deal that included reduced tariff and non-tariff barriers for U.S. industrial and agricultural goods.”
5. Quotes Michael Loftus
Q: Why does the President care so much about crappy late night shows?
A: Because he has very thin skin…
almost snowflake like.
6. Happy National Ag Day!
Happy Ag day y’all. It’s also PI day for those on Twitter:
For those not on Twitter:
The Senate Resolution Vote Tweets
2, 4, 7, 8, & 9 He asks the Republicans not to support Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
As stated in the opening of this article the Senate is expected to vote in favor of reversing President Trump’s Emergency Declaration.
Opinion: It is not a vote for the Democrats it is a vote that favors limited Presidential authority to go around the Congress who is in charge of spending our tax dollars. I’m old enough to remember when Republicans frowned on abuse of Presidential power.
Toyota said in a statement Thursday that it plans to throttle “Up Investments from Original $10 Billion Commitment to nearly $13 Billion Over Five Years with Focus on Advancing Electrification, Creating Hundreds More American Jobs.”
The plan according to Toyota:
- By 2021, Toyota will now invest nearly $13 Billion in its U.S. operations with plans to add nearly 600 new jobs at American manufacturing plants
- Hybrid versions of the popular RAV4 and Lexus ES to be produced in Kentucky for the first time
- Production capacity increases and building expansions at Toyota’s unit plants in Huntsville, Alabama, Buffalo, West Virginia, Troy, Missouri and Jackson, Tennessee.
For What It’s Worth: The USMCA had nothing to do with Toyota’s plans to up a planned investment the company made in 2017.
11. All Caps
As the News Blender reported the Senate passed a Resolution to terminate President Trump’s Emergency Declaration on Border Wall Funding. 12 Republicans joined all the Democrats in voting to terminate the Emergency. The final vote total was 59-41.
Opinion: I really hope the President does not believe that tweet is an official veto of the passed Resolution.
12. I look forward to VETOING the just passed Democrat inspired Resolution…
Opinion: It would do none of those things. Terminating the Emergency Declaration would simply mean that President Trump can not go around Congress to divert funds to fund the building of a border wall. In short it would allow Congress to allocate the funds as is their job.
This post will be updated within reason.