Commentary: Trump Is Right to Play Hardball With Dems

by George Rasley   President Donald Trump abruptly quit a meeting with congressional Democrats yesterday and issued a bold statement that he would no longer work with them unless they drop their attempts to re-do the Mueller investigation. After cutting short his meeting with the Democratic leaders, scheduled for a…

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Justin Amash Goes on Another Screed Against Trump, Ticks Off ‘Reasons’ for Impeachment

by Chris White   Michigan Rep. Justin Amash floated several reasons Thursday why he believes special counsel Robert Mueller’s report shows that President Donald Trump obstructed and impeded the investigation. “Mueller’s report describes a consistent effort by the president to use his office to obstruct or otherwise corruptly impede the…

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Trump Gives Attorney General Authority to Declassify Russia Probe Documents

by Chuck Ross   President Donald Trump has directed the heads of several government agencies to cooperate with Attorney General William Barr’s investigation of the origins of the Russia probe. In a memo sent out Thursday, Trump also authorized Barr to declassify documents related to the Russia investigation. The memo…

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Migrant Surge Accelerates at US-Mexico Border

  The Trump administration on Thursday said a surge of migrant arrivals at the southern U.S. border continues to accelerate, with more than 300,000 mostly Central American undocumented immigrants apprehended or requesting asylum so far in the current fiscal year, which began last October. “We are in the midst of…

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Commentary: Democrats Calling Trump Racist Is Not a ‘Derangement Syndrome,’ It’s a ‘Strategy’

by Karin McQuillan   The good news for President Trump is that most Americans agree with Republicans about race: that we are all created equal and deserve equal treatment and opportunity. The problem is that far too many Americans believe the lie that Republicans, instead of adhering to these basic…

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Report: Avenatti to be Indicted on Charges Related to Stormy Daniels

by Chuck Ross   Prosecutors will indict disgraced celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti on federal charges related to his former client, Stormy Daniels, ABC News reported. The U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan is expected to issue the indictment, sources told the network. The same prosecutors are handling another extortion case involving…

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New York Lawmakers Pass Bill That Would Allow Congress Access to Trump’s Tax Returns in the State

by Neetu Chandak   The New York state Assembly passed a bill Wednesday to allow Congress to obtain information on state tax returns for elected officials, which would include President Donald Trump’s returns. The bill passed 84-53 and would allow the New York Department of Taxation and Finance commissioner to…

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William Barr Thinks Nationwide Injunctions Are a Problem

by Kevin Daley   Attorney General William Barr condemned the rise of nationwide injunctions Tuesday, saying such sweeping orders undermine the rule of law. Nationwide injunctions prohibit the federal government from enforcing a particular law or policy across the entire country. Progressive cause lawyering groups have used such injunctions to…

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Commentary: Justin Amash Is Condoning the FISA Spying by Calling for Trump’s Impeachment

by Robert Romano   U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) on May 18 called for the impeachment of President Donald Trump in a Twitter thread, accusing him of committing obstruction of justice and “conduct that violates the public trust,” citing the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller as justification. Nowhere in…

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House Freedom Caucus Condemns Rep Justin Amash After Impeachment Stance

by Evie Fordham   The conservative House Freedom Caucus condemned member Republican Michigan Rep. Justin Amash Monday after his Saturday comments that President Donald Trump “engaged in impeachable conduct.” Every caucus member at the meeting Monday opposed Amash’s impeachment stance, Republican Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan said, according to Politico. Amash…

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