Finally: A super cheat sheet to a super big week of news
Remeber when I wrote that I couldn’t type fast enough to keep pace with PresidentCheeto’s ClusterFuckof a presidency?
Well a news outlet has done the work for ,me and so I decided to share:
1. The Republican Party is Trump’s party now.ADVERTISEMENT U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) hugged his sons after conceding defeat in his primary for election on Tuesday.
(Wade Spees/The Post And Courier via AP)
6. There’s no deal to protect ‘dreamers’: Republicans in Congress thought they had a deal the president could support, however unlikely it was to get through Congress. But Trump said Friday he wouldn’t sign it, which means Congress just lost its last best chance this year to protect young undocumented immigrants from deportation.
Some Republicans in Congress from states like Florida and California fear they could lose their elections in November over this — and with it, Republicans’ majority in the House of Representatives.Supporters to protect “dreamers” from deportations on the steps of the Capitol in December 2017.
7. Trump continues to take heat for separating families at the Mexican border: No matter how many times he disingenuously blames Democrats in Congress, it’s a policy his administration put in place to deter people from illegally crossing the border.It’s a policy that’s earning him a lot of negative attention, including from some evangelical circles. Boys detained at the border in Brownsville, Texas on Wednesday.
(Health and Human Services)
8. Scott Pruitt tried to get a wife his job: He did it while using taxpayer-funded staff and potentially leveraging his position as head of the Environmental Protection Agency.It’s the latest in a string of ethical abuses for Trump’s most troubled Cabinet member, but it could be the one most likely to get him in legal trouble.
9. That ‘We’ll stop [Trump]’ text from an FBI agent: FBI agent Peter Strzok, who worked high up in the Hillary Clinton email investigation and the Russia-Trump investigation, sent a private text during the election that appeared to suggest he could use his position at the FBI to stop Trump from getting elected. That’s what a new report from the independent watchdog at the Justice Department revealed. Strzok denies that was his intent.But it does suggest heavy anti-Trump bias from a key FBI agent.Part of the Department of Justice Inspector General’s report.(AP Photo/Jon Elswick)10. The rest of the inspector general report on the FBI: This is last in our ranking for two reasons:
1) Despite Strzok’s text, the watchdog didn’t find that the FBI’s overall 2016 investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails was biased.
2) The report said nothing about either the ongoing Russia investigation that Trump is so concerned about, or about how the FBI comports itself now.This was all about an investigation that is over, and much of the high-level staff involved is gone or demoted. Trump hasn’t made that distinction,
Read these awesome pieces:
The special counsel seems to be making Manafort as uncomfortable as possible, in hopes that the former Trump campaign chairman will trade dirt on the president for leniency.By Callum Borchers •
AnalysisTrump just squashed the last, best chance Washington had this year to protect ‘dreamers’He said Friday he won’t support the one compromise bill that had a chance of passing the House.By Amber Phillips •
AnalysisTrump turned ‘Fox & Friends’ into his personal reality show.
The president made an impromptu appearance on his favorite morning TV program.By Callum Borchers •
AnalysisYup, the ‘we’ll stop’ Trump text is bad. But Trump just overplayed his hand on the FBI.Personal partisanship does not automatically equal professional bias.By Amber Phillips • Read more » AnalysisThe trouble with using the Bible to support hard-line immigration policiesThe White House’s immigration policy risks putting a stain on the Christian faith.By Eugene Scott • Read more » AnalysisWhy Scott Pruitt’s effort to get his wife a job could be his most consequential scandalLegally speaking, he may have violated federal laws by using aides to help his wife get a job.By Amber Phillips •
Analysis‘You’re a parent!’ Things got personal in the White House briefing room.”I know it’s hard for you to understand even short sentences,” press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told CNN’s Jim Acosta.By Callum Borchers • Read more » AnalysisHalf of Americans think the North Korea summit will help decrease the nuclear threatBut Americans’ confidence in the deal isn’t as resounding as the president’s, Monmouth poll found.By Eugene Scott • Read more » Analysis5 takeaways from the inspector general’s report on Comey and the Clinton email investigation
Source: The 5-Minute Fix
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