Susan Ferrechio, Natasha Chart & John Solomon on The Larry O’Connor Show 05.08.19

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White House asserts executive privilege over full Mueller report (Washington Examiner)

The White House has asserted executive privilege over the unredacted Mueller report, the Justice Department said in a letter to Democrats Wednesday.

Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd wrote to Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., that the move allows President Trump “to make a final decision whether to assert privilege following a full review of these materials.”

The move came as House Democrats prepared to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt for refusing to turn over the unredacted version of the report to all lawmakers in Congress. [Read More]

Feminists, Conservatives Join Forces to Oppose ‘Equality Act’ (Real Clear Politics)

In an era of increasing political divisiveness, what threat could possibly unite radical feminists and Christian women conservatives? Clearly this is a historic and momentous occasion when women on the left and right have put aside differences to come together on behalf of all women. The Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF) and Concerned Women for America (CWA) recently joined hands to oppose the misnamed and insidious Equality Act.

It’s true that we disagree about many (maybe even most) issues. But there is no doubt that American women are in jeopardy of losing hard-fought-for rights.  [Read More]

Steele’s stunning pre-FISA confession: Informant needed to air Trump dirt before election (The Hill)

If ever there were an admission that taints the FBI’s secret warrant to surveil Donald Trump’s campaign, it sat buried for more than 2 1/2 years in the files of a high-ranking State Department official.

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kathleen Kavalec’s written account of her Oct. 11, 2016, meeting with FBI informant Christopher Steele shows the Hillary Clinton campaign-funded British intelligence operative admitted that his research was political and facing an Election Day deadline. [Read More]

Major New Research on School Safety: Schools that Allow Teachers to Carry Guns haven’t seen school shootings during school hours (Crime Research)

After the Columbine school shooting 20 years ago, one of the more significant changes in how we protect students has been the advance of legislation that allows teachers to carry guns at schools. There are two obvious questions: Does letting teachers carry create dangers? Might they deter attackers? Twenty states currently allow teachers and staff to carry guns to varying degrees on school property, so we don’t need to guess how the policy would work. There has yet to be a single case of someone being wounded or killed from a shooting, let alone a mass public shooting, between 6 AM and midnight at a school that lets teachers carry guns. Fears of teachers carrying guns in terms of such problems as students obtaining teachers guns have not occurred at all, and there was only one accidental discharge outside of school hours with no one was really harmed. While there have not been any problems at schools with armed teachers, the number of people killed at other schools has increased significantly – doubling between 2001 and 2008 versus 2009 and 2018. [Read More]

Meghan McCain’s husband blasts late-night host Seth Meyers after contentious interview (FOX News)

Ben Domenech, publisher of the Federalist, unloaded a series of insults on Seth Meyers after the late night host had a testy exchange with his wife, “The View” host Meghan McCain.

“I see that @sethmeyers, that untalented piece of s— who only has his job because he regularly gargled Lorne Michaels’ b–s, went after my wife tonight with his idiotic anti-Semitic bulls—,” Domenech tweeted, according to The Daily Beast. Michaels is the comedian who created and produced “Saturday Night Live,” the show where Meyers performed for many years. [Read More]

‘Next thing I know, he is pulling a gun’: Colorado student on school shooting that killed 1, injured 8 (NBC News) 

A senior at the Colorado school where two fellow students opened fire, killing one and wounding eight, said Wednesday that she was in her British literature class when one of the shooters, a male classmate, pulled out a gun.

Nui Giasolli, a student at STEM School Highlands Ranch, a K-12 school in a Denver suburb, told the “Today” show that the classmate had come to class late on Tuesday. “The next thing I know, he is pulling a gun and is telling nobody to move.” [Read More]

House Judiciary Committee votes to hold Barr in contempt after Trump asserts executive privilege (NBC News)

The House Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to advance a measure that would hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress after President Donald Trump asserted executive privilege over special counsel Robert Mueller’s unredacted report.

“We are in a constitutional crisis,” Nadler told reporters after the committee vote. “We are now in it.” [Read More]

Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenas Donald Trump Jr. to answer questions about prior claim to have limited role in Trump Tower Moscow deal (CNBC)

The Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed President Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., to answer questions about his claim to have just limited knowledge of an ultimately aborted plan to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, Russia, NBC News reported Wednesday.

Trump Jr.’s testimony was called into question earlier this year by new testimony from President Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, who said he had briefed Trump Jr. repeatedly about the effort to develop a Trump Tower there. [Read More]

Decade in the Red: Trump Tax Figures Show Over $1 Billion in Business Losses (NYT)

By the time his master-of-the-universe memoir “Trump: The Art of the Deal” hit bookstores in 1987, Donald J. Trump was already in deep financial distress, losing tens of millions of dollars on troubled business deals, according to previously unrevealed figures from his federal income tax returns.

Mr. Trump was propelled to the presidency, in part, by a self-spun narrative of business success and of setbacks triumphantly overcome. He has attributed his first run of reversals and bankruptcies to the recession that took hold in 1990. But 10 years of tax information obtained by The New York Times paints a different, and far bleaker, picture of his deal-making abilities and financial condition. [Read More]

Increasing calls for Brian Sims to ‘immediately resign’ for harassing pro-lifers (FOX News)

There have been growing calls for Brian Sims, a Democratic state representative in Pennsylvania who came under fire after videos surfaced of him harassing an elderly pro-life woman, to resign.

The calls grew louder after a video emerged of him offering online viewers $100 to dox teenage girls praying peacefully outside a Philadelphia Planned Parenthood abortion clinic. [Read More]






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