The Mueller Grand Jury Is Still Working On The Trump Case According To Federal Prosecutors

Attorney General William Barr got his legal feet wet in a hurry once Mueller gave him his report. Mr. Barr was able to trim the more than 450-page report down to a four-page summary. Special Counsel Bob Mueller gave Barr a “heads-Up” three weeks before he actually gave Barr the written report. Mr. Muller told Barr his report didn’t include proof Trump colluded with the Russian government.

Mr. Barr’s summary gave lawyers all over the world something to argue about. But the Barr summary was not news for Mr. Trump. One White House lawyer knew the summary was going to make the president happy the day before Barr released the report. Mr. Trump got the word he was off the Mueller hook before he decided to hit a few balls with Kid Rock at Mar-a-Lago, according to the Washington Post.

Congress thinks Mr. Barr’s version of the Mueller report is a defensive move. Adam Schiff, the chair of the intel committee said Trump colluded, and he did it in plain sight. And Nancy Pelosi said Barr’s summary was more about protecting Trump than revealing the real information in the report. Mr. Barr exonerated Trump’s obstruction charge, according to Pelosi. Nancy thinks Mueller’s report does have evidence that Trump obstructed justice, but Mueller wants Congress to deal with Trump on that charge.

But in Trump’s world, he has a clean bill of crime from Bill Barr. Barr did what Trump wanted him to do when he asked him to serve as attorney general. Barr believes the president is above the law. He knew the Democrats would try to discredit his opinion. But the unverified win gave Trump the energy to claim victory as he ramps up his re-election campaign.

According to Politico.com, Mr. Trump knows the Mueller report will still be a political and legal thorn in his side. The grand jury that Mueller used to expose Manafort, and the other Trumpians who had interactions with Russians during the campaign, is still hearing testimony that involves Trump activities during the campaign, according to federal prosecutor David Goodhand. Goodhand wants to unseal some documents from the Mueller investigation so he can get to the bottom of transactions an unnamed foreign corporation refuses to turn over to investigators.

The Supreme Court rejected an appeal from this corporation, so Washington prosecutors are in full legal throttle mode. They want to solve this piece of the Mueller investigation. According to the New York Times, money laundering could be the issue in that part of the investigation. Trump still denies he helped Russia launder money through his association with Deutsche Bank.

Bill Barr Knew Obstruction Was Off The Mueller Table Three Weeks Ago

Attorney General Bill Barr didn’t waste any time pronouncing Donald Trump innocent of obstruction of justice charges even though the Mueller report didn’t say Trump was innocent. In fact, some news reports say there is information in the report that shows Trump may have obstructed justice. But Mueller didn’t want to make that call. Mr. Mueller knew claiming Trump obstructed justice would create a political firestorm. And he also knew Barr would fight his claim because Mr. Barr believes a sitting president is above the law.

Several news reports commented on Bill Barr’s summary of the Mueller report. It was almost like he knew what was in the report before Mueller actually turned the report over. And that is exactly what happened. Mueller told Rod Rosenstein and Bill Barr Congress should decide if the legal information in his report is enough to pin obstruction charges on the president. So Barr took it upon himself to protect the president. Barr claimed Trump didn’t collude, and he didn’t obstruct.

The no collusion claim is another Barr trick, according to an article in Slate. In his summary, Barr states that Trump didn’t conspire or coordinate with the Russian government while Putin and his government henchmen interfered with the 2016 election. Trump may not have conspired with the Russian government, but his campaign officials did conspire and collude with other Russians who are not part of the Russian government.

Don Jr., Paul Manafort, and Jared Kushner met with a Russian lawyer who had Kremlin connections during the famous 2016 Trump Tower meeting. And Paul Manafort gave Trump polling information to a Russian who also had connections in the Kremlin. Trump knew about and sanctioned those meetings, according to the New York Times.

Mueller had two missions when the investigation started two years ago. The first mission was to find out if the Trump campaign produced propaganda online that influenced the election. And his second mission was to find out if the Trump campaign took part in hacking the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton. According to Barr’s summary, Mueller focused on those two missions and he found no proof that Trump colluded or obstructed justice.

That means the other interactions Trump officials had with Russians didn’t make the Barr summary. Jerry Nadler, the head of one of the congressional committees, believes Mueller’s report will show Trump did break the law and he did collude with Russian operatives. But since the Mueller mission was about the Hillary Clinton debacle and spreading Russian propaganda, Barr left those details out of his report. In other words, Barr has Trump’s back, and he’s ready to fight Congress to protect the truth from coming to the surface, according to the Slate article.

Obama Donors Prepare To Back Biden

Some of the top donors who helped Obama are now planning to back Joe Biden. Joe Biden, who is the former vice president of the United States, recently announced that he will be running for president in 2020. The top 20 Obama donors stated that they will each be donating thousands of dollars to the Biden campaign.

Many of the people who supported Obama stated that they do not know who they will vote for in 2020. However, some donors have stated that they will be cutting a personal check to Biden. Steve Westly is a former state controller in California. He donated $500,000 to Obama’s campaigns in 2008 and 2012. He said that he will be donating to Biden’s 2020 campaign because he feels that Biden is qualified.

Denise Bauer is another one of Biden’s supporters. She is the former United States Ambassador to Belgium. She said that she had been encouraging Biden to run for president. She raised more than $4 million for Obama’s campaign.

Robert Zimmerman is a member of the Democratic National Committee. He is also a supporter of Joe Biden. He said that Biden is a strong candidate and can beat Trump. Additionally, Robert said that Biden will unite the party and the country.

Bill Eacho is an Obama fundraiser. He is also a Biden supporter. He stated that Biden is a great guy. He said that even though Biden is old, he is not too old for the job. However, he said that he wants to learn more about each candidate before he gets behind one.

Bill Stetson has raised $500,000 for both of Obama’s campaigns. He said that he is close to Biden and likes what he sees. However, he has to think about the big picture and what needs to be done to heal the country.

Trump Plans To Continue To Use Executive And Legal Action To Work Around Lawmakers

President Trump showed his voter base who the real boss is when he vetoed a bill to stop his national emergency. But not all the Republicans in the Senate are happy about it. Even the senators who backed the president’s veto know the next two years will either get them reelected or they will go home knowing they backed the world political horse.

It’s not just the veto that has a lot of Republican senators worried. Mr. Trump makes decisions, and he says things that don’t fit what the founding fathers wanted to relay in the constitution. According to several constitutional experts, Mr. Trump continues to ignore the constitution and write a new constitution, according to Donald J. Trump.

Mr. Trump knows his veto will turn into a legal battle. He loves to battle in court. According to the New York Times, Trump has more than 4,000 legal battles under his ill-fitting suit. He uses lawyers to argue for him even when he knows his arguments are usually half-baked. His border wall emergency seems to fit into the half-baked category. But building a wall was his premier campaign promise. He’ll fight to the legal death to deliver a wall even though that’s not the primary debacle on the border.

Conflicts of interest seem to be front and center in Trumpland. The grounding of the Boeing 737-Super Max 8 is just one example of Mr. Trump’s desire to protect his friends instead of making the right decision for Americans, according to the Washington Post. The CEO of Boeing, Dennis Muilenburg donated $1 million to Trump’s 2016 campaign.

According to several news reports, Trump didn’t want to ground the planes because of the economic impact it would have on his pal at Boeing. The United States was one of the last countries to ground the aircraft.

The Trump presidency is a gold mine for some members of the legal world. The president will continue to make his own legal rules. And lawmakers and groups like the ACLU will continue to sue him for allegedly breaking established rules.

Breaking rules because they don’t apply to him is how Mr. Trump rolls, according to Speaker Nancy Pelosi. That’s why he has a stable of lawyers at his disposal. Fighting in court is Trump’s trump card, and he uses it to test the legal system. If he loses, he blames the loss on the Democrats or the “rats” that sold him out.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Wants To Bring Religion Into Her For-Profit Charter School System

Betsy DeVos is not a former teacher, and she never went to public schools. DeVos is a wealthy Republican donor who gives millions of the dollars to the National Republican Party. Betsy got her reward for those yearly donations when President Trump thought she could turn the current public school system into a charter-for-profit school system.

Trump gave DeVos her dream job, but Congress wasn’t happy about it. DeVos is a religious fanatic who jumped into the Michigan public school debacle hoping to make her charter school and voucher system work in her home state of Michigan. The charter schools Betsy and husband Dick DeVos funded haven’t lived up to the billionaire couple’s dream. But that hasn’t stopped Betsy from pushing her for-profit and religion motivated school system from falling out of grace. DeVos just announced she would ignore the federal law that prevents religious organizations from proving federally funded education to private schools.

That means Betsy’s quest to dismantle public education and alienate teachers and public school officials is in overdrive. In 2017, the Supreme Court ruled against Missouri when Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia filed a lawsuit that claimed the state engaged in religious discrimination by denying a religious-run preschool the right to use public funds for tire scraps for the playground.

Ms. DeVos also said the Justice Department determined the Elementary and Secondary Education Act that says private and public school students can receive “equitable services,” like tutoring, education, and mentoring from outside contractors as long as those contractors are not part of any religious organization is also unconstitutional. DeVos claims the Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia lawsuit respects First Amendment rights not to restrict the free expression of religion in private schools.

DeVos also claims people who want quality education services want religion to be in the charter of those quality education institutions.

House Democrats didn’t want Betsy’s to be education secretary in 2016, and most of her education decisions over the last two years confirmed their reasons. She’s not qualified for the job, according to the New York Times. There’s little chance Betsy’s attempt to marry religion and charter schools will make them eat their words about DeVos.

The public school system does need attention, but the attention Betsy gives to the system is the same kind of attention former Attorney Jeff Sessions gave to immigrants. It is self-serving attention that ignores the constitution.

Read More: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/11/us/politics/betsy-devos-religious-restrictions-education.html

Electric Scooter Injuries are Skyrocketing

Bird Rides launched 10 dockless electric scooters in Santa Monica in September of 2017. Lime launched soon after Bird, and both companies are doing business across the country. Bird now worth more than $2 billion. For a dollar and some small change on a credit card, these scooters can be rented through a phone app. They have been plugged as energy efficient alternative transportation for traveling distances of maybe a mile on crowded city streets. That might be convenient for riders and good for the environment, but they can travel as fast as 15 mph. As the numbers are emerging, electric scooters might not be so good for riders’ health.

Small eight inch wheels on nearly all electric scooters make them far less stable than bicycles. Sure, they do the job on smooth riding surfaces, but small pavement cracks, small potholes or marginally uneven surfaces can catapult riders. Some electric scooter accident victims simply lose their balance when they’re on them.

Hospitals have started to collect and share data on electric scooter accidents. The UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica and the Ronald Regan Medical Center have had nearly 250 emergency visits from injuries suffered on electric scooters. The overwhelming majority of those visits were from scooter falls and not accidents with motor vehicles. The University of San Diego Medical Center had 42 people scooter accident victims admitted with injuries that were described as severe. Out of those, only one rider was wearing a helmet. Mail Online reports that early half of the riders who were involved in accidents had a blood alcohol concentration that was higher than the legal limit of .08, and more than half of them tested positive for illegal drugs. Police are now citing drunken scooter riders for DUI.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has now started its own study into electric scooter accidents and injuries. Regardless of California’s law requiring helmets, the CDC study has already revealed that less than one percent of all scooter riders in that state wear helmets. People just don’t want to carry them around with them. Helmet use, DUI enforcement and safer road surfaces will all be factors in reducing the number of electric scooter accidents across the United States.

Read More: https://electrek.co/2019/03/08/electric-scooter-injuries-pile-up-half-coming-from-drunk-or-high-riders/

Rudy Giuliani Might Be Trump’s Kryptonite In The End

Michael Cohen’s testimony in front of the House oversight committee infuriated the Republicans on the committee. Those high-breed lawmakers call Cohen every despicable name in Trump’s shade-throwing handbook.

But Cohen sat there quietly looking at the Trumpians who reminded him of himself. Now and then Cohen would bite his tongue especially when Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan pulled a few intimidating wrestling coach remarks out of his take-no-prisoner’s mouth.

Mr. Cohen had Trump by the shorthairs while the president talked to Kim Jon Un about a deal that would never happen. When the president got the news Cohen got more attention than he did while he “ratted” on his former crime boss he left Kim with the bill for lunch. And a Trump-style hangover. Trump knew Cohen looked like one of the mobsters who turned rat on the New York mob in 1963. In mob talk, a rat isn’t a liar. A rat tells the truth the mob doesn’t want people to know.

Mr. Cohen wasn’t there to give the oversight committee more ammunition to use to prove collusion during the 2016 election. He was there to let the world know the federal prosecutors from the Southern District of New York are legally bloodthirsty.

According to the author of the book of “The Threat Matrix: Inside Robert Mueller’s F.B.I. and the War on Global Terror,” Garrett M. Graff, prosecutors in New York are in the process of building a RICO case against the Trump and his organization.

RICO is short for the 1970s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. That act gave prosecutors the legal ability to nail criminal organizations that had an extensive history of criminal activity. Prosecutors can piece together evidence from various sources and then indict everyone involved in the organizations. They become part of an extended organized conspiracy.
More than eighty people associated with Mr. Trump in some way will have to appear before Congress and tell the truth about various parts of the Trump Organization.

When prosecutors used RICO on the crime families in New York, Rudy Giuliani was the man who developed the investigative process that brought down some of New York’s famous mob bosses.

The case against Mr. Trump may take a while. Giuliani will have to come up with a legal strategy that trumps the RICO strategy he put in place when he went after the bad guys instead of defending them. Mr. Graff thinks Mr. Giuliani knows Mueller isn’t Trump’s problem. He knows the Southern District of New York is, thanks to him.

Biden Gives Pence A Pat On The Back And Warren Goes On The Warpath

Obama and Biden were like besties when they campaigned together. Biden has that likable personality that listens more than it speaks. And that’s a good thing in politics especially right now. Biden is still on the fence when it comes to throwing his aging Delaware keys in the take-down-the-Trump-ring of insaneness.

Joe has a political track record that shows he can pull that likable personality out on both sides of the aisle. That’s a plus for a lot of voters. And he knows how to handle himself when he’s in Europe and Asia. And he’s not a Russia fan. All those things make him a good fit for Democratic centrists.

But Biden may not be come up with the cash to pick up where he left off in 2016. Joe’s on the phone and out in public trying to get the big Democrats to give him one of those grassroots, Bernie Sanders type of presidential race entrances. Bernie raised $10 million in one week. Joe only raised $11.5 million when ran his last presidential race. And most of that money came from fat cat donors.

Biden critics say raising money is his biggest challenge this time around. But he changed that challenge when he went into the old Democratic boy’s club mode, and called Mike Pence a “nice guy,” according to CNN.

Mr. Biden quickly apologized after actress Cynthia Nixon put a tweet out reminding Biden that Mike Pence is a card-carrying LGBT hater. Pence isn’t a nice guy, according to Nixon. He’s a passive aggressive do-gooder who wears his bigotry like a medal of honor.

Elizabeth Warren expanded the Mike Pence conversation so Biden would get the message. Warren said Pence and decency are not familiar with each other. Warren is in the race to prove she has Native American grit that has nothing to do with her genes. She just wants to dream she’s carving “liar” across his tanning bed-orange chest while he’s tied in a chair with Mike Pence until he cries,” uncle.” And she wants to show the world the United States is not as dumb as it looks.

Pence seems undaunted by all the negative attention. At a recent conservative action conference in Maryland, Pence was on a mission to make the audience believe socialism is America’s biggest threat. And the Democrats are the socialists who will throw the country into chaos like Nicolas Maduro did in Venezuela.

Roger Stone Wants Attention But Judge Jackson May Give Him Detention After His Latest Instagram Post

Roger Stone is a diehard Republican and a huge Trump supporter. Mr. Stone is also a lobbyist, author, and conspiracy theorist. Stone likes attention, and it doesn’t matter whether that attention is positive or negative. As long as his name is in the headlines, Stone feels he’s done a good job promoting his truth about his involvement in Trump’s 2016 campaign debacle.

Court documents filed by Robert Mueller, say Roger Stone played a pivotal role in passing WikiLeaks information to the Trump campaign. According to those documents, Stone told Trump when WikiLeaks would make those now-famous Clinton emails public. Mr. Stone claims his innocence, and he continues to stand by his claim he didn’t play a role in Trump’s quest to win the election by any means necessary.

Judge Amy Berman Jackson, the U.S. district judge handling the Stone case, told the dirty trickster to stop talking to the press and quit posting on social media sites until the court proceedings end. Mr. Stone tested Judge Jackson’s patience by ignoring her first gag order. She ordered him back to court, and she let him know he would be stupid to defy the order again. If he did, the judge said she would make sure orange jumpsuit wearing is in Stone’s immediate future.

According to Fox News, Roger posted “Who framed Roger Stone” on Instagram after Judge Berman ordered him to stop. Stone claims the Mueller investigation is a witch hunt, and he is a witch hunt victim because he supports his friend, Donald Trump. Stone told the press months ago he would never rat on the president.

The Stone trial won’t be a long one. The Mueller team has enough evidence to link Stone with WikiLeaks. And prosecutors also have evidence that Stone told Mr. Trump when the Clinton emails would drop. Mr. Trump let that cat out of the bag when he asked WikiLeaks to release the emails during a 2016 campaign rally in Florida. The next day the hacked Clinton emails surfaced. Trump claims the timely release of Hillary’s emails just happened. Mr. Trump still claims he knew nothing about WikiLeaks or Russia’s help during the campaign.

There’s little doubt about Stone’s immediate future. Judge Berman will order Stone back to court, according to several news reports. The chances of Stone walking out of court a free man are slim if the judge follows through on her threat to keep Stone quiet.

But just like his pal, Donald Trump, Stone stands defiant as he faces jail time and a serious attitude adjustment.

Canada Green-Lights Huawei CEO’s Extradition

Three months after her arrest, extradition proceedings for Huawei’s CEO Meng Wanzhou were finally approved by the Canadian government on Friday, March 1st. This has caused an uproar from the Chinese government, who has been vehemently calling for her release.

Ms. Wanzhou was detained in Vancouver last December at the behest of the United States and has remained under house arrest since. The Justice Department charged her with conspiring to violate U.S. sanctions in Iran and has repeatedly requested her extradition.

China denounced the decision and is expected to continue its campaign of retaliation against Canada for formally moving forward with the United States’ petition. The relationship between China and Canada has already suffered greatly, as China arrested two Canadians following Ms. Meng’s arrest, alleging potential national security concerns. They also sentenced to death a Canadian man arrested for drug smuggling who had been previously only sentenced to jail time.

Former Canadian diplomat to China and Brock University professor Charles Burton weighed in on the possibilities, stating that China may embargo shipments of Canadian canola or prevent Chinese students from visiting Canada.

Regardless of what happens, it is clear that China has made its dissatisfaction with the current situation well known. They continue to call for Ms. Meng’s release and have previously questioned the freedom of the judiciary in Canada.

Due to the slow speed of appellate proceedings in the Canadian justice system, it may be years before Meng Wanzhou is actually extradited to the United States. The final decision will likely fall to the federal justice minister.

Canada has been placed in a tough position because of this situation. It has to choose between continuing to anger China and facing the repercussions, or angering its neighbor to the south. Some analysts suspect that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may be hoping the U.S. and China reach an agreement so they can put this behind them.

Last December, United States President Donald Trump mentioned the possibility of intervening in the case, in exchange for a favorable trade deal from China or if it served national security interests. Ottawa objected, decrying that the extradition process should not be politicized. Last week, President Trump went back on his remarks.

Ottawa rejected the Chinese government’s demands to drop the case, claiming that they cannot interfere with the ongoing judiciary proceedings.

Ms. Meng’s lawyers continue to deny all accusations, claiming that the charges are politically motivated.

Bernie Sanders Launches 2020 Presidential Campaign

At 77 years old, Bernie Sanders is going to run for President of the United States for the second time. Bernie Sanders is the junior United States Senator from Vermont, a position he held since 2007. Sanders is the longest serving Independent in congressional history. Prior to being elected to the senate, Sanders was a congressman for 16 years. Sanders was born on September 8, 1941 in the Brooklyn borough of New York city. He wss born into an Austrian-Hungarian-Russian Jewish family, the younger of two sons.

Before graduating from the University of Chicago in 1964, Sanders was active in the Congress of Racial Equality and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. In the 1980s, Bernie Sanders was elected an Independent three-term mayor of the city of Burlington, Vt.

Realizing that Independents haven’t yet won the nomination of President of the United States, on April 30, 2015, Bernie Sanders decided to run for President as a Democrat. Originally considered a long shot in the campaign, Sanders went on to win 23 primaries and caucuses during the 2016 campaign. Some political pundits believed that if Sanders won the Democratic nomination, he could have beaten Donald Trump. If Sanders wins the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination, he might have the chance to defeat Trump.

Bernie Sanders still has his energized supporters from 2020. In less than four hours, Sanders raised more than $1 million towards his new presidential campaign. In 24 hours, supporters raised $6 million for the progressive candidate.

Bernie Sanders declared his candidacy on February 19, 2019. Sanders is in favor of free college tuition and Medicare for all. Since the conversation of free college tuition came up in 2016, 20 states have started free college tuition. Sanders is in favor of raising the national minimum wage to $15 an hour. Many people believe that Sanders is a democratic socialist. Sanders wants to continue the progressive campaign that he started in 2020. Sanders’ biggest priority is defeating Donald Trump, who Sanders believes is a pathological liar who wants to divide up the nation. Sanders believes people are entitled to the best education availsble, health care, and good paying jobs. If caring makes him a radical, Sanders doesn’t mind the label. Sanders is willing to reach out to the young people, the blacks and the independent voters who have not been included before. Sanders wants to include everybody and be an honest president.

New Attorney General Bill Barr Is Facing The Biggest Challenge Of His Legal Career

Bill Barr, Trump’s new attorney general, knows how the Department of Justice rolls. Barr sat in the big DOJ seat when George H.W. Bush was in office. Most DOJ workers say Barr will be awake and more responsive than immigrant-hater Jeff Sessions.

Sessions wanted to be Trump’s attorney general until he got the job. That’s when Jeff Sessions realized he made a huge mistake. Mr. Sessions did his best to bring his narrow-minded Alabama ideas on immigration to Washington. Sessions did create immigration chaos on the Southern border before Trump sent him back to Alabama. Some reports say Mr. Session wants to write his story. The story of how he tried to prevent gay marriages and enhance LGBT discrimination.

But Mr. Bill Barr doesn’t have gay-bashing on his resume. The only negative, according to the Democrats, is he threw serious shade at Mueller while he was keeping a low legal profile. Plus, he didn’t answer questions the way Democrats wanted him to answer them when he was in the Congressional hot seat. But the Republicans had enough votes to confirm his nomination.

Mr. Barr said he would share as much information as possible when the Mueller investigation comes to an end. But Barr said he might not reveal all the information in the report because some of it might threaten national security. But if Barr only releases bits and pieces of the Mueller investigation, he will be Congressional enemy number one right after Donald Trump, according to the Democrats.

Congress may be able to read the complete report, but the public may never know what Mueller uncovered in his two-year investigation on Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Legal experts say Barr is too smart to interfere with the Mueller investigation. But he may not release all the Mueller report information. Senator Lindsey Graham, the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, believes Barr will err on the side of transparency.

The other issue Barr has to deal with is what to do with former acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker. Whitaker, the former Iowa U.S. prosecutor, isn’t the most popular legal eagle in Washington at the moment. But some news reports say Mr. Trump might reward Whitaker by giving him a job in his administration. Jared Kushner might have his security clearance revoked so the Trumpster may need someone to bounce his illegal ideas off of, and Whitaker can shine in that role, according to the Democrats.

16 States File Lawsuit Over Trump’s Emergency Declaration

Sixteen states have filed lawsuits against United States President Donald Trump in response to the national emergency declaration that is meant to provide the funds necessary to build a border wall.

The federal lawsuit was filed on Monday in the San Francisco-based Northern California District Court. The lawsuit alleges the present is in blatant disregard for the separation of powers clauses that are central to the United States Constitution. The suit also explains the money the president seeks to divert for the border wall is money that otherwise would go to law enforcement initiatives, drug interdiction operations, and military construction projects.

Other allegations outlined against the president in the lawsuit are:

  • Actions that exceed the scope of his authority.
  • Violation of the appropriation clause that mandates money should not be drawn from the United States Treasury in the absence of legal appropriations.
  • Violation of the of the Environmental Protection Act.

The lawsuit also highlights a recent statement made by Trump in which he says the wall could be completed without the declaration of an emergency. He says he declared the emergency to expedite the building of the wall. The lawsuit uses the statement to demonstrate the president’s acknowledgment of the fact there was no need for an emergency to be declared.

According to CNN, the states that are involved with the current lawsuit are Virginia, New Mexico, New Jersey, Michigan, Maine, Maryland, California, Connecticut, Colorado, Hawaii, Delaware, Illinois, Nevada, Minnesota, Oregon, and New York. The suit was filed as California v. Trump.

A number of nonprofits have also filed lawsuits in the matter. There are more lawsuits form nonprofits in the works. Among the nonprofits already filing suits against the president are Public citizen and Animal Legal Defense Fund. Protect Democracy and the ACLU are among the organizations planning to file suits in the near future.

The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics filed a suit of a different kind against the Department of Justice on Friday. The suit is in regards to legal opinions and communications pertaining to the president’s declaration.

House Democrats are also set to take action against the president’s emergency declaration. One resolution being planned would repeal the action of the president. The president is already on record saying he would veto any such resolution if it reaches his desk.

The House Judiciary Committee reports it is currently conducting its own investigation into the matter.

Supreme Court to Issue Expedited Ruling on 2020 Census Citizenship Question

The Supreme Court will soon review and rule on the Trump administration’s plan to include a question pertaining to citizenship on the 2020 census.

The high court recently announced plans to conduct an expedited analysis, argument, and review of the case before producing a timely ruling—likely in an effort to prevent issues with the census itself, which is typically conducted each decade. The upcoming census is expected to be offered both through the mail and the internet in 2020.

On 15 January, U.S. District Judge Jesse Ferman, who operates out of Manhattan, issued a ruling that prohibited the inclusion of the question on the 2020 census. The judge stated that the question would disproportionately affect minorities as well as the Democratic Party, as the latter relies heavily on the former’s support at the polls.

It is also argued by opponents that the question will hinder the Democrats’ House of Representatives distribution and federal funding allocation, both of which are determined based upon the results of the census. Besides impacting the census, the Supreme Court’s upcoming ruling will impact the 18 U.S. states, multiple cities, and several private organizations that contested the potential question in court.

Although the Supreme Court doesn’t usually review decisions made by lower courts before at least one appeals court considers and rules upon the matter, the justices made clear that exceptions can and will be made in instances of public pertinence—such as, apparently, the make-up of the 2020 census.

The Supreme Court’s oral arguments are set to take place in April, and a decision on the question is expected to be issued sometime in mid-June. Present nonpartisan opinions of the matter—of which way the Court will rule—appear to be divided. Some individuals believe that the federal government does in fact possess the authority to question the citizenship status of census participants, while others yet believe that the move is an overstep of executive authority.

The matter will once again be settled soon, and it’s expected that the legal implications of the decision will factor into future efforts on the part of the government to make inquiries relating to personal matters—including in terms of preexisting census questions.

Biden May Take A Swing At Trump In 2020 But The Liberals Think Joe Should Call It Quits

There is an underlying disease in both of our political parties. Democrats don’t like other Democrats who like to jive with the beat of the people. And Republicans don’t like other Republicans who think building a wall is probably the dumbest political strategy in history.

Some of the old school Democrats and Republicans did their best to throw their desires in front of the desires of the voters. The people were a distraction, and those sneaky old lawmakers conquered that challenge by establishing the Electoral College. There’s been a lot of talk about throwing that vote-cheating scheme out with the Trump gang.

The gang of elected misfits devised an aggressive “all for them scheme” through the years. Lawmakers liked to feather their own nest on the down-low. The Trump gang has a bad case of personal feather grooming. But Congress thinks they have the cure.

Voters don’t want the old capitalistic captains of Congress to plan and implement the techno advancements of a new generation. The old faithful government officials like Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton are dinosaurs in the political age of Trump, according to a couple of Trump tweets. This new group of super-civil workers will introduce an age where’s there’s more than a two-party system. They say Washington is a four-party system right now. There are liberal Democrats who lean toward a democratic socialist approach to the future, and they are middle of the road Democrats who want to shake things up a little, but they don’t have the genes to make that happen.

The Republicans have two groups The first group would love to spend two more years listening to Trump embarrass himself. And there’s another Republican Party that wants to send Trump to the nearest psychiatric ward.

There’s constant fighting within each party. They can’t agree so they come up with lists of frivolous ideas, and they throw them into a bill so all four parties can claim a victory of some kind.

According to Trump-loving Republicans, Trump will win in 2020. The Democrats have to pick a side, according to a recent NBC News article. Do they choose a Democrat who wants to implement a socialistic approach? Or, do they choose a Democrat who maintains the status quo and calls it change?