The highly anticipated appearance of Special Counsel Robert Mueller before two House committees has been postponed until July 24th.
As Politico notes the delay gives the House Judiciary Committee three hours to question Mueller regarding the Mueller Report, versus the two hours, that would have excluded “half of the Judiciary Committee’s 41 members,” from asking Mueller questions.
On Monday Jeffrey Epstein, who was arrested and charged with sex trafficking minors, appears at a bail hearing in New York.
Good morning from New York.— Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) July 15, 2019
At today’s Jeffrey Epstein bail hearing, will we learn:
* How many new accusers called the FBI tip line since his indictment?
* How much money he has and how he got it?
* Will he stay in jail before trial?
Live-coverage at 10am, @CourthouseNews
For Monday the President has tweeted 9 times so far.
China’s 2nd Quarter growth is the slowest it has been in more than 27 years. The United States Tariffs are having a major effect on companies wanting to leave China for non-tariffed countries. Thousands of companies are leaving. This is why China wants to make a deal….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2019
….with the U.S., and wishes it had not broken the original deal in the first place. In the meantime, we are receiving Billions of Dollars in Tariffs from China, with possibly much more to come. These Tariffs are paid for by China devaluing & pumping, not by the U.S. taxpayer!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2019
CNBC News reported late Sunday that according to China’s Statistics Bureau, the countries economy for the second-quarter “slowed to 6.2% — the weakest rate in at least 27 years, as the country’s trade war with the U.S. took its toll.”
The Washington Post notes that the “trade war is also affecting the United States. Customs data from Beijing published Friday showed that Chinese imports of American goods fell 31.4 percent in May compared with a year earlier, widening China’s trade surplus with the United States.”
We are receiving Billions of Dollars in Tariffs from China
According to the Monthly Treasury Department Statement of Receipts and Outlays for June, the Government took in $6 billion custom duties aka tariffs, overall for the 2019 fiscal year, the Government has received $50 billion in custom duties.
Tariff still equals a tax on the consumer.
The next series of tweets, follow Sunday tweets in which the President told sitting Congresswomen, “to go back” to where they came from, “then to come back,” and tell the U.S. how to behave.
When will the Radical Left Congresswomen apologize to our Country, the people of Israel and even to the Office of the President, for the foul language they have used, and the terrible things they have said. So many people are angry at them & their horrible & disgusting actions!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2019
If Democrats want to unite around the foul language & racist hatred spewed from the mouths and actions of these very unpopular & unrepresentative Congresswomen, it will be interesting to see how it plays out. I can tell you that they have made Israel feel abandoned by the U.S.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2019
“We all know that AOC and this crowd are a bunch of Communists, they hate Israel, they hate our own Country, they’re calling the guards along our Border (the Border Patrol Agents) Concentration Camp Guards, they accuse people who support Israel as doing it for the Benjamin’s,….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2019
….they are Anti-Semitic, they are Anti-America, we don’t need to know anything about them personally, talk about their policies. I think they are American citizens who are duly elected that are running on an agenda that is disgusting, that the American people will reject……— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2019
….What does it mean for America to have free Healthcare for Illegal Immigrants, no criminalization of coming into our Country – See how that works for controlling Immigration! They talk about Israel like they’re a bunch of thugs, not victims of the entire region. They wanted…— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2019
…..to impeach President Trump on DAY ONE. Make them the face of the future of the Democrat Party, you will destroy the Democrat Party. Their policies will destroy our Country!” @LindseyGrahamSC Need I say more?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2019
Senator Lindsey Graham went on Fox and Friends to defend President Trump against renewed calls that he is a racist.
Those renewed calls followed tweets from Sunday that sparked outrage from all Democrat lawmakers, while only one U.S. Republican Rep, Chip Roy (TX), late Sunday offered a mild rebuke of those same tweets.
POTUS was wrong to say any American citizen, whether in Congress or not, has any ‘home’ besides the U.S. But I just as strongly believe non-citizens who abuse our immigration laws should be sent home immediately, & Reps who refuse to defend America should be sent home 11/2020.— Chip Roy (@chiproytx) July 15, 2019
So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly……— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2019
….and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2019
….it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2019
After the President tweeted the series of tweets that sparked outrage he re-tweeted 22 times, one of which he said Thank you above the tweet.
In the Twitter world, this is what is called an attempt to bury the offensive or stupid thing someone has tweeted and gotten push back for.
Matt Wolking, Trump 2020 Deputy Communications Director attempted to downplay the tweet via Twitter.
Anyone who says the president told members of Congress to go back to where they came from is lying.— Matt Wolking (@MattWolking) July 14, 2019
He told them to “Then come back and show us how it is done.” pic.twitter.com/7pmb0DNz1c
So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe…
Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how…
These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!
On Monday Chief of Staff for Vice President Mike Pence, Marc Short defended the President’s tweets, saying, via The Hill, that “I don’t think that our President’s intent in any way is racist.”
The L.A. Times reported on Monday, that on Tuesday The Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security are adopting a “new rule,” in how they govern “asylum claims.”
According to the Federal Register the rule would make so, with limited exceptions, that if an asylum seeker attempts enters or attempts to enter the U.S. Southern Border, after they have failed to apply for “protection in a third country outside the alien’s country of citizenship, nationality, or last lawful habitual residence through which the alien transited en route to the United States is ineligible for asylum.”
As the L.A. Times article, notes, this new rule, is expected to face legal challenges.
The new rule, is all part of the Administrations efforts to stop the flow of migrants from crossing the Southern Border.
For What It’s Worth
Just Security published on Monday a detailed look at what “Safe Third World” agreements might mean to international and U.S. Laws.
According to the report, any attempt on the Trump Administration’s part to enter into as early as today [Monday] that would “bar asylum applications in the United States from thousands fleeing El Salvador and Honduras, as well as claimants from other world regions who transit Central America and Mexico to reach our border,” would “be contrary to both U.S. and international law on the protection of asylum seekers.”
Here we go with the Fake Polls. Just like what happened with the Election against Crooked Hillary Clinton. ABC, NBC, CNN, @nytimes, @washingtonpost, they all got it wrong, on purpose. Suppression Polls so early? They will never learn!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2019
They did not on purpose get polling wrong in 2016, in fact White House Counselor to the President, Kellyanne Conway, told the media, that the reason the poll numbers were wrong was because of the “undercover Trump voter.”
On June 16th, 2019, CNN reported that Trump’s 2020 campaign for re-election fired pollsters after internal polling numbers that showed President Trump struggling were leaked.
CNN and other outlets first reported the numbers — which showed Trump trailing Joe Biden in states like Michigan and Wisconsin — weeks ago, but a purge of the polling team was proposed after Trump grew angry about coverage of the numbers in recent days. Campaign officials were frustrated after the detailed numbers of four of the 17 states polled leaked to outlets like ABC last week.CNN.
One of the reportedly fired polling companies was The Polling Company the former firm of Conway.
For What It’s Worth.
Republican Rep. Will Hurd speaks out against President Trump’s tweets attacking freshman Democratic congresswomen: “The tweets are racist and xenophobic. They are also inaccurate. … It’s behavior that’s unbecoming of a President of the United States” https://t.co/1wlbCQe3uP pic.twitter.com/gLsyPVp5MP— CNN (@CNN) July 15, 2019
The President is currently speaking, asked if he’s tweets were racist he said, “not at all.”
Trump on his racist tweets so far:— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) July 15, 2019
– “Didn’t mention names”
– Omar and others “hate our country”
– “A lot of people love” his tweets
– “If you’re not happy here, then you can leave”
– Pelosi made a “very racist statement” by saying Trump wants to make America white again
President Trump unhappy with the push back his tweets from Sunday have received, is back on Twitter, making it worse.
We will never be a Socialist or Communist Country. IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY HERE, YOU CAN LEAVE! It is your choice, and your choice alone. This is about love for America. Certain people HATE our Country….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2019
….They are anti-Israel, pro Al-Qaeda, and comment on the 9/11 attack, “some people did something.” Radical Left Democrats want Open Borders, which means drugs, crime, human trafficking, and much more….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2019
….Detention facilities are not Concentration Camps! America has never been stronger than it is now – rebuilt Military, highest Stock Market EVER, lowest unemployment and more people working than ever before. Keep America Great!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2019
The Dems were trying to distance themselves from the four “progressives,” but now they are forced to embrace them. That means they are endorsing Socialism, hate of Israel and the USA! Not good for the Democrats!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2019
The Obama Administration built the Cages, not the Trump Administration! DEMOCRATS MUST GIVE US THE VOTES TO CHANGE BAD IMMIGRATION LAWS.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2019
MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2019
I have to ask how come it’s okay that President Trump have an opinion but it’s not okay for other’s to share their’s?
Yeah, that’s a rhetorical question.
President’s Obama and Bush, did in fact detain children at the border, the issue isn’t about Obama or Bush, the issue is, President Trump is the current sitting President, if what Obama or Bush did do, is wrong, how come his administration is doubling down on that bad policy?
The “progressive” Congresswomen that President Trump “did not name,” have fired back.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib says Trump's attacks are "simply a continuation of his racist and xenophobic playbook."— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) July 15, 2019
"Sadly, this is not the first, nor will it be the last time we hear disgusting, bigoted language from this president. We know this is who he is" https://t.co/hk4AhBuYRc pic.twitter.com/vHYN9Xf9p2
.@RepPressley on TRUMP: "I will always refer to him as the occupant [of the White House], as he is only occupying space — not embodying the grace, empathy, compassion, the integrity that the office requires, that the American people deserve." pic.twitter.com/fcXfALywpJ— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 15, 2019
This post will be updated within reason.