Morning Digestion – 5-8-19: NADLER ET AL VOTE TO HOLD BARR IN CONTEMPT. BARR ASKS WH TO DECLARE EXEC PRIVLEGE ON WHAT NADLER WANTS. THIS IS WAR.

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The picture is a hippo at the Ft. Worth Zoo waiting for handler to drop watermelon in its mouth. For some reason the giant open mouth seems appropriate to today’s news. Or maybe not if somebody says it’s offensive. (I have some kind of blind spot about what might offend certain people, evidently.)

Strum and drang as Nadler’s Dems on House Judiciary vote to hold Barr in contempt. Barr retaliates by asking WH to declare executive privilege on material Nadler wants.

NYT says it has 9 years of Trump tax dox which show he declared losses of $1bil + during that period.

LIST&LINKS

TRUMP:NYT gets tax dox, shows decade of losses running to $1bilhttps://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/05/07/us/politics/donald-trump-taxes.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

Trump calls story fake news hit jobhttps://nypost.com/2019/05/08/trump-calls-report-that-he-lost-1b-in-bad-deals-fake-news-hit-job/

Iran to stop complying with parts of the nuke deal.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/08/us/politics/iran-nuclear-deal.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

The WH and Nadler go to warhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/07/us/politics/don-mcgahn-subpoena.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

NYT says his tariffs have not boosted the economy, despite what he says.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/07/us/politics/trump-tariff-china-economy.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage&section=Business

IG continues looking into FBI’s use of Steele Dossier to get Page wiretaps.https://www.wsj.com/articles/watchdog-probes-fbi-reliance-on-dossier-in-surveillance-of-trump-aide-11557275757?mod=hp_lead_pos7

Job openings outnumber people looking for jobs for 13th straight month.https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-job-openings-increased-in-march-11557240044?mod=hp_major_pos11

Voluntary deportations rise under Trumphttps://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/05/08/self-deportation-trump-immigration-policy-trend-226801

POLITICS:Should Dems bother with rural America?https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/should-democrats-bother-reaching-out-to-rural-america/2019/05/07/23c80a16-6db4-11e9-8f44-e8d8bb1df986_story.html?utm_term=.0b0bbf327978

Would a trade war hurt Trump 2020?https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trade-war-threatens-to-roil-2020-race-as-republicans-complain-about-the-tariffs-trump-loves/2019/05/07/d8697ea4-70d5-11e9-8be0-ca575670e91c_story.html?utm_term=.f6f67c204c45

Obama’s memoir to drop during 2020 campaignhttps://nypost.com/2019/05/08/barack-obamas-memoir-may-drop-during-2020-presidential-campaign/

SJW:The Royal baby’s blackness as a badge of honorhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/07/opinion/royal-baby-race-meghan-markle.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

The baby shows up in public.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/08/world/europe/royal-baby-sussex.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage&section=World

TECH:Google says it’s all about privacy now. If you can figure out how.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/07/technology/google-privacy-tools.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage&section=Business

WTF:The Colo school shootinghttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/07/us/colorado-school-shooting.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

One attacker was a juvenile female.https://www.wsj.com/articles/one-attacker-in-denver-area-school-shooting-was-juvenile-female-11557323055?mod=hp_lead_pos6

Gov Newsom raised gas taxes now investigating why Calif gas prices so high.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/08/us/camp-fire-paradise-gas-prices.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage&section=US

Eating raw marmot touted for health benefits. Then one couple died of the plaguehttps://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/05/08/couple-ate-raw-marmot-believed-have-health-benefits-then-they-died-plague/?utm_term=.f4fff5952aaa

One Reply to “Morning Digestion – 5-8-19: NADLER ET AL VOTE TO HOLD BARR IN CONTEMPT. BARR ASKS WH TO DECLARE EXEC PRIVLEGE ON WHAT NADLER WANTS. THIS IS WAR.”

  1. JG, your pic of the hippo gave me a laugh and reminded me of a visit to the OKC Zoo with my mom several years ago. We were standing looking at the Hippo habitat and I was leaning slightly over the edge peering down into the water when the unseen, well-camouflaged beast breached the surface and scared the dickens out of me.
    My now departed 80-yr old mom had a good laugh. Fun memory of me and mom in advance of Mother’s Day. Thanks!

    PS I do not mind your squeaky chair

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