September has finally arrived.
Happy Labor Day!
The President who was expected to travel to Poland announced on Thursday that he would be postponing that trip in order to remain in the States to monitor Hurricane Dorian.
President Trump Cancels His Trip to Poland to Monitor Hurricane Dorian https://t.co/cAcvdtoPel— Snip🦈Bytes (@SnipBytes) August 30, 2019
To finish Friday the President tweeted 5 more times.
Authors Note: Never fear readers, I will not be including all weekends tweets.
“They could have charged Comey with theft of government documents, 641 of the Criminal Code, because the IG found these were not his personal documents, these were government documents.” @GreggJarrett “Comey’s claim that these were just his own personal recollections would not..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 30, 2019
….pass the laugh test, and the Inspector General just knocked that down.” @ByronYork @LouDobbs— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 30, 2019
While the Department of Justice Inspector General Report, faulted former FBI Director James Comey for violating FBI regulations, the IG found that Comey did not violate the law, regrading his handling of seven memos that detailed his one-on-one meetings with President Trump.
We found no evidence that Comey or his attorneys released any of the classified information contained in any of the Memos to members of the media.Page 2 IG Report.
Upon completing our investigation, pursuant to Section 4(d) of the Inspector General Act of 1978, the OIG provided a copy of its factual findings to the Department for a prosecutorial decision regarding Comey’s conduct. [U.S.C.A. App. 3 § 4(d) (2016)]. After reviewing the matter, the Department declined prosecution.Page 2 IG Report.
According to Law and Crime, Fox News Contributor Greg Jarrett is incorrect in his application of 641 of the criminal code, as noted by attorney Bradley Moss via Twitter.
Wrong. If @GreggJarrett were a real lawyer he would know the DOJ Criminal Resource Manual rejects applying 18 USC 641 in a situation like the one involving Comey. https://t.co/Kjt3LTQRXu— Bradley P. Moss (@BradMossEsq) August 31, 2019
Law and Crime notes that Moss, specializes “in national security, federal employment and security clearance law.”
From the resource manual cited by Moss via the Law and Crime article.
“[T]he [DOJ] Criminal Division believes that it is inappropriate to bring a prosecution under 18 U.S.C. § 641 when: (1) the subject of the theft is intangible property, i.e., government information owned by, or under the care, custody, or control of the United States; (2) the defendant obtained or used the property primarily for the purpose of disseminating it to the public; and (3) the property was not obtained as a result of wiretapping, (18 U.S.C. § 2511) interception of correspondence (18 U.S.C. §§ 1702, 1708), criminal entry, or criminal or civil trespass.”
[they also note]
a government employee who, for the primary purpose of public exposure of the material, reveals a government document to which he or she gained access lawfully or by non-trespassory means would not be subject to criminal prosecution for the theft.Law and Crime.
On Saturday the President tweeted 23  times with 35 re-tweets.
Hours after he sent the tweet quoting Jarret, President Trump started his Saturday tweeting at 12:14 a.m..
I am monitoring Hurricane Dorian and receiving frequent briefings and updates. It is important to heed the directions of your State and Local Officials. This is an extremely dangerous storm, please prepare and be safe! @FEMA @NWS @NOAA @Readygov @FLSERT https://t.co/Fee9EB1wQk— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 31, 2019
He congratulated Fox News show host Sean Hannity for being the “number one shoe,” on cable TV.
Hours later he deleted the tweet correcting the word shoe with show.
Has anyone noticed that the top shows on @foxnews and cable ratings are those that are Fair (or great) to your favorite President, me! Congratulations to @seanhannity for being the number one show on Cable Television!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 31, 2019
Enjoy the low gas prices over the Labor Day weekend! My energy policies have made America energy independent while keeping prices low, just like a Tax Cut. The Democrats “green” policies will raise your price of gas! https://t.co/iBS1UQul7A— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 31, 2019
From the article.
Today’s average price of just more than $2.58 per gallon is 25 cents cheaper than during the Labor Day weekend last year, when it was $2.83, and 5 cents cheaper than the same period in 2017 ($2.63). Gas prices dropped in every U.S. state other than Hawaii compared to Labor Day 2018, with Idaho posting the largest decrease, at 16.8%.CNBC News.
While price are significantly lower this week compared to the week prior to Labor Day last year, average nationwide gas prices have not dipped to their most recent nadir, seen in late December and early January with lows of about $2.24 per gallon. That drop was tied to last year’s general markets sell-off, when stocks suffered their worst December since the Great Depression.
On Sunday the President tweeted 12 times, while he re-tweeted 25 times.
“James Comey has been rebuked at the highest level, with much more to come. An IG Report doesn’t get any stronger, calling him dangerous, insubordinate. THANK GOODNESS THAT DONALD TRUMP WAS ELECTED, BECAUSE IF HE WASN’T ELECTED, THESE PEOPLE WOULD STILL BE IN POWER. Two more…..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 1, 2019
….reports are coming. Comey very vulnerable. But where is the Supreme Court. Where is Justice Roberts? If you lie to a court, you should be held in contempt. So, if you abused the FISA, you must be held accountable. I hope Justice Roberts will take action.” Jason Chaffetz, Fox— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 1, 2019
From the IG Report.
Former Director Comey failed to live up to this responsibility. By notPage 60 IG Report.
safeguarding sensitive information obtained during the course of his FBI
employment, and by using it to create public pressure for official action, Comey set a dangerous example for the over 35,000 current FBI employees—and the many thousands more former FBI employees—who similarly have access to or knowledge of non-public information.
There has been no official report that states DOJ attorney’s lied to any court to obtain a FISA warrant on former campaign volunteer Carter Page.
In addition to Florida – South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, will most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated. Looking like one of the largest hurricanes ever. Already category 5. BE CAREFUL! GOD BLESS EVERYONE!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 1, 2019
Alabama will NOT see any impacts from #Dorian. We repeat, no impacts from Hurricane #Dorian will be felt across Alabama. The system will remain too far east. #alwx— NWS Birmingham (@NWSBirmingham) September 1, 2019
Monday: Labor Day.
So far for Monday the President has tweeted 13 times and re-tweeted 6 times.
“When you put everything together, the pro growth Tax & Regulation Cuts, help to retrain workers, the Tariffs which encourage manufacturers to come back to America, along with President Trumps tough approach on immigration (strong stance on illegals, promoting Merit Based), it…— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 2, 2019
….adds up to the most ambitious Pro-Worker policy agenda this Country has ever seen. The President promised Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, and that is exactly what he is delivering.” @SteveHiltonx @NextRevFNC @FoxNews— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 2, 2019
Tariffs are placed on imports, in order to curb consumers purchasing those imports as they cost more to import and then purchase.
Tariff is a tax on the consumer.
The Tax Cut cost the American tax payer 1.5 trillion dollars.
Since my election, many trillions of dollars of worth has been created for our Country, and the Stock Market is up over 50%. If you followed the advice of the Failing New York Times columnist, Paul Krugman, you’d be doing VERY poorly – you’d be angry and hurt. He never got it!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 2, 2019
Trump Lies About Stock Market Gains Since Becoming President Again https://t.co/hOaNyLjUIS— Snip🦈Bytes (@SnipBytes) September 2, 2019
Just watched AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on @FoxNews and thought to myself how different he is on TV than he is when he is with me at the White House. Likes what we are doing until the cameras go on. We got robbed on Trade and everything else while his Dems just sat back….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 2, 2019
….and watched. NAFTA is the worst Trade Deal ever made – terrible for labor – and Richard let it stand. No wonder unions are losing so much. The workers will vote for me in 2020 (lowest unemployment, most jobs ever), and should stop paying exorbitant $Dues, not worth it!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 2, 2019
2018 data from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
Data from Census.gov., for 2019 U.S. trade with China.
“They are liars, and in my opinion, TRAITORS!” @LouDobbs talking about Comey and his dwindling group of friends.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 2, 2019
The Inspector General Report disagrees with Lou Dobbs opinion.
“The last three years of Trump policy have finally brought real hope and real change. Unemployment this year hit a 50 year low. With President Trump we’ve seen the lowest EVER African American and Hispanic unemployment. The booming Trump Economy has pushed up workers wages….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 2, 2019
….Average hourly wages growth has far outpaced what we saw with President Obama. Across all industries, from mining and construction, to leisure & hospitality, With President Trump we see income growth in states like Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Nevada, Florida,……— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 2, 2019
….swing states that went to Trump in 2016 because he promised not to forget about them like the establishment had done for decades, and their trust in President Trump, paid off as they saw their incomes rise…And it’s the lowest paid workers who have gained the most with….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 2, 2019
….Trump Economics. With President Trump, Tariffs are bringing companies back to the USA like he said they would! @SteveHiltonx— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 2, 2019
JUST IN: Chinese and U.S. officials are struggling to agree on the schedule for a planned meeting this month to continue trade talks, according to people familiar with the discussions https://t.co/V22gSZsZV5 pic.twitter.com/PA7Jo3dks0— Bloomberg (@business) September 2, 2019
Bloomberg is reporting that according to people familiar with the matter a planned meeting between the U.S., and China, that was to take place in early September, in D.C., has been delayed. China requested the tariffs on $300 billion worth of Chinese imports that started on Sunday, be paused to allow the talks to continue. The U.S. rejected China’s request.
The Amazon Washington Post did a story that I brought racist attacks against the “Squad.” No, they brought racist attacks against our Nation. All I do is call them out for the horrible things they have said. The Democrats have become the Party of the Squad!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 2, 2019
The Washington Post‘s Phillip Rucker and Ashley Parker penned an article titled, Trump’s lost summer: Aides claim victory, but others see incompetence and intolerance.
In their piece they write, “Trump leveled racist attacks against four congresswomen of color dubbed “the Squad.” He derided the majority-black city of Baltimore as “rat and rodent infested.”
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
These tweets were sent after a crowd at a President Trump rally chanted “send her back,” referencing Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MI), an American refugee from Somalia.
Rep, Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous. His district is considered the Worst in the USA……— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2019
….As proven last week during a Congressional tour, the Border is clean, efficient & well run, just very crowded. Cumming District is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess. If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2019
They moved on in the article discussing the economic slowdown, writing:
Trump’s economy also began to falter, with the markets ping-ponging based on the president’s erratic behavior. His trade war with China grew more acrimonious. His whipsaw diplomacy at the Group of Seven summit left allies uncertain about American leadership. The president returned from his visit to France in a sour mood, frustrated by what he felt was unfairly negative news coverage of his tripThe Washington Post.
Some notes from the article.
White House officials promote the summer of 2019 as one of historic achievement for Trump, offering up a list of more than two dozen accomplishments. But privately, many of the president’s advisers and outside allies bemoan what they consider to be a period of missed opportunity and self-sabotage.
White House aides and outside Trump allies offer a grimmer view, describing an administration in which the president has crashed through the remaining guard rails. The chief of staff is still in an “acting” role and jobs that multiple aides once handled are now being filled by fewer staffers, and the president and his team failed to drive a sustained message or capitalize on what they view as winnable fights on the economy and immigration.
White House spokesperson Judd Deere defended the President and rejected the idea of chaos or a unsuccessful summer for President Trump’s agenda.
I don’t know how anyone could see this summer as anything but successful with the president continuing to deliver on his promises to the American people despite the negative news coverage of this administration. President Trump has accomplished more at this point in his first term than any president in history and his policies are building a safer, stronger and more secure America.
Yes, the days are long, but we are doing an incredible amount of work benefiting the American people under the leadership of this president. I just don’t see people who are exhausted or not able to get the job done.Judd Deere The Washington Post.
The LameStream Media has gone totally CRAZY! They write whatever they want, seldom have sources (even though they say they do), never do “fact checking” anymore, and are only looking for the “kill.” They take good news and make it bad. They are now beyond Fake, they are Corrupt..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 2, 2019
….The good news is that we are winning. Our real opponent is not the Democrats, or the dwindling number of Republicans that lost their way and got left behind, our primary opponent is the Fake News Media. In the history of our Country, they have never been so bad!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 2, 2019
I have to laugh at the irony of things like this, he spent his weekend promoting the stance that Comey broke the law based on opinions, while they all ignored the IG Report that clearly states that Comey did not violate the law.
This post will be updated with in reason.
This is an Open Thread.
I hope y’all have a wonderful Labor Day.