President Trump has been slow to tweet so far, he has re-tweeted his son Eric Trump and only issued one tweet.
1. the BRAIN is much sharper also!
Thank you Joe and remember, the BRAIN is much sharper also! https://t.co/h1fG1GRQ99— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 15, 2019
In 2016 speaking via phone to MSNBC’s Morning Joe asked who he was talking to regarding foreign policy he said, “myself…because I have a very good brain…”
In other news
Alabama has passed a controversial abortion bill, that bans abortion in almost all cases, including rape and incest. I have not had a chance to read the bill.
The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that “More than 20 House Democrats will stage a marathon public reading of the entire redacted Mueller report beginning Thursday at noon, and likely ending in the early morning hours of Friday.”
The organizer of the event Democrat Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA) told the Post, “We’ve been saying for weeks that if you think there was no obstruction and no collusion, you haven’t read the Mueller report. So the ongoing quest has been, ‘How do we get that story out there while we are waiting for the witnesses to come in?’”
Scanlon is the vice chairwoman of the House Judiciary Committee, “which has subpoenaed the Department of Justice for the full, unredacted report into Russian interference in the 2016 election and has invited special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to testify by May 23.
The committee has also scheduled a hearing with former White House counsel Donald McGahn for May 21, although his attendance has not been confirmed.”
Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) told the Post, “I’d be amazed if even 1 percent of the American people have read the Mueller report, in part or in its entirety,” Raskin added, “We have to catch up the American people any way we can. I would hope this would spur reading of the Mueller report all over the country.”
Raskin has agreed to red the last few pages of the 448 page report.
The Post explains that the reading of the 448 pages of the report is set to begin Thursday at noon eastern time, and expected to last between 12 and 14 hours.
The reading will take place in the House Rules Committee Room that’s located inside the Capitol. The event will be lived-streamed. At the conclusion of the reading it will be made available in the form of an audio book.
Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) is also expected to read parts of the Mueller Report.
The Post asked Scanlon if she fears that “this will add to criticisms that Democrats are engaging in political theater,” she said, “It’s not a ploy to keep anything going. The Mueller report was a mandate from the Department of Justice that there be an investigation into these very troubling aspects about what was happening in our government. So you know, it may be inconvenient, it may be time consuming, but it’s what we have to do.”
This post will be updated within reason.