Today is July 9, and here are the stories I am watching.
1-AG Barr sees legal path for citizenship census question, but could face contempt charge
U.S. Attorney General William Barr says he sees a legal way to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, despite the Supreme Court’s ruling two weeks ago. Barr said the Trump administration will take action in the coming days that he believes will allow the government to add the controversial census query. Meanwhile, things could become messy as House Democrats threaten that there will “soon” be a full House vote to hold Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt over their failure to comply with subpoenas regarding the citizenship question on the census form.
DML: Pelosi says this is Trump’s attempt to Make America White Again. No Nancy, this is one way to Make America Smart Again.
2-The Epstein mess for Trump and Clinton
Rep. Nancy Pelosi late Monday called on Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta to step down for what she called an “unconscionable agreement” with Jeffrey Epstein. The billionaire who was charged this week with sex trafficking faced similar charges in 2008, and Acosta, then a U.S. attorney in Miami, helped secure a plea deal that resulted in an 18-month sentence. Epstein served only 13 months. The deal was criticized as lenient because he could have faced a life sentence. And then there’s Bill Clinton, who distanced himself from Epstein Monday, as a spokesman said the former president “knows nothing” of the alleged crimes. Clinton admitted flying on Epstein’s airplane four times between 2002 and 2003 as part of his work for the Clinton Foundation but said he had not talked to him in over a decade.
DML: Clinton allegedly dumped his Secret Service detail when on the plane. There’s probably many more Monica types floating around somewhere.
3-Will Mueller bail out of July 17 hearing?
Attorney General William Barr said in an interview Monday that the Justice Department would support Robert Mueller if he decides he “doesn’t want to subject himself” to questioning from congressional Democrats at a planned July 17 hearing.
4-Trump: Green New Deal would ‘crush’ America’s poor
President Trump issued a new full-throated denunciation of the Green New Deal championed by top Democrats, including New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, saying the proposal would devastate the economy and hit minorities the hardest.
DML: Green New Deal is a total BS move by Dems to slam down on GOP. They know the “deal” becoming a reality is like Santa Claus swapping his sled for a magic carpet.
5-Former Fox News reporter Carl Cameron announced last week that he’s joining a new progressive website, Front Page Live, which aims to be a new aggregation service for liberals.
DML: How many times have I told you about the number of fake conservatives at Fox? Countless.