Michael Cohen returned to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to meet with Congressional House members behind closed doors.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is currently testifying before the House Homeland Security Committee.
So far for Wednesday President Trump has tweeted zero times.
To finish Tuesday the President tweeted seven more times and re-tweeted six times.
Tuesday afternoon he tweeted the full video of himself signing an Executive Order “to Empower Veterans and End Suicide.”
The White House.gov., has the full EO available, highlights below.
- Sec 1 in part: The United States must develop a comprehensive national public health roadmap for preventing suicide among our Nation’s veterans, with the aspiration of ending veteran suicide once and for all. This roadmap must be holistic and encompass the overall health and well-being of our Nation’s veterans.
- Sec 2: Policy. It is the policy of the United States to end veteran suicide through the development of a comprehensive plan to empower veterans and end suicide through coordinated suicide prevention efforts, prioritized research activities, and strengthened collaboration across the public and private sectors. This plan shall be known as the President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide or PREVENTS (the “roadmap”).
- Sec 3 in part: Establishes the “Veteran Wellness, Empowerment, and Suicide Prevention Task Force.”
- Sec 4 in part: As appropriate and consistent with applicable law, the Co-Chairs may, from time to time, invite the heads of other executive departments and agencies, or other senior officials in the White House Office, to attend meetings of the Task Force.
- Sec 5 in part: Within 365 days of the date of this order, the Task Force shall develop and submit to the President the roadmap to empower veterans to pursue an improved quality of life, prevent suicide, prioritize related research activities, and strengthen collaboration across the public and private sectors.
- Sec 6 in part: Within 365 days of the date of this order, the Task Force shall submit a legislative proposal to the President through the Director of the Office of Management and Budget that establishes a program for making grants to local communities to enable them to increase their capacity to collaborate with each other to integrate service delivery to veterans and to coordinate resources for veterans.
- Sec 7 in part: Within 365 days of the date of this order, the Task Force shall, in coordination with the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, develop a national research strategy to improve the coordination, monitoring, benchmarking, and execution of public- and private-sector research related to the factors that contribute to veteran suicide.
- Sec 8 in part: The Department of Veterans Affairs shall provide funding and administrative support as may be necessary for the performance and functions of the Task Force.
- Sec 9 in part: After submission of the roadmap described in section 5 of this order, the Task Force established in section 3 of this order shall monitor implementation of the roadmap. The Task Force shall terminate 2 years following the submission to the President of the roadmap.
In his next two tweets he thanked the Commissioner of the FDA, Scott Gottlieb, for his service.
Scott Gottlieb announced on Tuesday that he would be leaving the Trump Administration next month.
In another tweet he sarcastically expressed disappointment that Hillary Clinton might possibly not be running for President in 2020.
Opinion: I say possibly even though on two separate occasions she signaled her intention not to seek another Presidential bid, however, it’s politics, so.
He then tweeted a quote from Hans Von Spakovsky.
Hans A. von Spakovsky according to his bio posted at The Heritage Foundation is “an authority on a wide range of issues – including civil rights, civil justice, the First Amendment, immigration.”
In his last tweet he called Tom Steyer a “weirdo.”
He re-tweeted a statement regarding the newly launched House Judiciary Committee led by Chairman Democrat Rep. Jerrold Nadler (NY).
As the News Blender reported on Monday Chairman Nadler (D-NY) issued 80-81 letters to people related to both the Trump Admin., and his business interests.
1. STAY UNITED!
Opinion: He is referring to the expected vote by the Senate to support a House Resolution that would require the President to issue his first veto in his term. The Resolution passed the House, but at the time of the vote, the House did not have the needed two-thirds required that would override the President’s veto. At this time the Resolution is expected to pass the house, with Rand Paul stating he will support the Resolution to disapprove President Trump’s Emergency Declaration. The Senate does not appear to have the needed votes for a veto proof majority.
Cont’ Opinion/Question: Is the President stating in his tweet that the Constitution is not a factor and in fact should be ignored?
2. It is shameful that House Democrats won’t take a stronger stand against Anti-Semitism in their conference.
On Wednesday The Hill reported that House Democrats are divided over a Resolution that would rebuke freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who finds herself once again facing criticism over comments critical of Israel.
As the article notes the divided among Democrats centers on rebuking by name the newly elected Rep., or taking a more board approach to condemning raising Anti-Semitism.
The Resolution that was drafted over the weekend and circulated on Monday did not name Omar, or condemn her specifically.
“Very fine people on both sides”
This post will be updated within reason.