Tag Archives: Trump regime

Trump's tightening legal noose

Source: LewRockwell.com
by Andrew P Napolitano

"The Donald Trump I know is a smart guy who often thinks a few steps ahead of those whose will he is trying to bend. But I lately wonder whether he grasps the gravity of the legal peril that is beginning to show up around him. In the past week, we learned of an unfiltered public confession of frustration and weakness among his lawyers and we learned that his former chief confidant and campaign manager is about to be indicted. This is very bad news for President Trump. Here is the back story." (09/21/17)

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/09/andrew-p-napolitano/trumps-tightening-legal-noose/

Trump tries to distract from failing domestic agenda with new sanctions on North Korea

Source: CNN

"President Donald Trump announced a new set of sanctions on North Korea Thursday and praised China for taking action to limit financial transactions with the isolated communist nation. The effort to project forward momentum in his bid to isolate Pyongyang came at the end of Trump's four-day visit to the United Nations General Assembly, where the crisis has taken prominence in rapid-pace meetings with more than a dozen world leaders. … The executive order Trump inked just ahead of the lunch enhances US Treasury Department authorities to target individuals who provide goods, services or technology to North Korea, Trump said." (09/21/17)

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/21/politics/donald-trump-north-korea-sanctions/index.html

Mueller casts broad net in requesting extensive records from Trump White House

Source: Washington Post

"The special counsel investigating [alleged] Russian election meddling has requested extensive records and email correspondence from the White House, covering everything from the president’s private discussions about firing his FBI director to his White House’s handling of a warning that the Trump national security adviser was under investigation, according to two people briefed on the requests. White House lawyers are now working to turn over internal documents that span 13 different categories which investigators for the special counsel have identified as critical to their probe, the people said. … Both insisted on anonymity in order to discuss a sensitive investigation." (09/20/17)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/mueller-casts-broad-net-in-requesting-extensive-records-from-trump-white-house/2017/09/20/3c5cfbe2-9e2e-11e7-8ea1-ed975285475e_story.html?

CA: Becerra sues Trump regime over border wall plan

Source: Bloomberg

"The state of California filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against President Trump's proposed plan for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Xavier Becerra, the state's attorney general, announced in a statement that he has filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. The lawsuit argues that the Department of Homeland Security improperly waived the National Environmental Policy Act and other laws pertaining to immigration and the environment to expedite construction of the border wall in two California counties. The lawsuit also claims that the DHS violated the 10th Amendment of the Constitution and the separation of powers doctrine." (09/20/17)

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/351547-california-to-sue-over-trumps-border-wall

Federal judge blocks DoJ's attempt to punish cities for supporting Constitution

Source: Politico

"A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration's attempt to use Justice Department public-safety grant programs to discourage so-called sanctuary city policies aimed at protecting undocumented immigrants. Acting on a lawsuit brought by the City of Chicago, U.S. District Court Judge Harry Leinenweber issued a nationwide preliminary injunction Friday prohibiting the Justice Department from adding new grant conditions requiring cities to allow immigration agents access to local jails and insisting that local authorities give advance notice when suspected illegal immigrants are about to be released from custody." (09/15/17)

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/15/judge-blocks-justice-department-move-against-sanctuary-cities-242783

Mnuchin: Trump will "demand" increase in military spending

Source: The Hill

"President Trump will 'demand' an increase in military spending when he and Congress negotiate an end-of-year budget deal, his Treasury secretary said Tuesday. Steven Mnuchin said at a conference that Trump agreed to a three-month deal on the budget and debt limit last week because the alternative was a one year-deal, which would have hindered military spending." (09/12/17)

http://thehill.com/policy/defense/350208-mnuchin-trump-will-demand-increase-in-military-spending

White House list for Fed chair lengthens to six

Source: Financial Review [Australia]

"The White House is considering at least a half-dozen candidates to be the next head of the Federal Reserve, including economists, executives with banking experience and other business people, according to three people familiar with the matter. The breadth of the search goes against the narrative that has taken hold in Washington and on Wall Street that the Fed chair nomination is a two-horse race between National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn and current Fed chair Janet Yellen, whose term expires in February." (09/07/17)

http://www.afr.com/news/economy/monetary-policy/white-house-list-for-fed-chair-lengthens-to-six-20170907-gyd6nv

Trump ends DACA but gives Congress window to save it

Source: CNN

"The Trump administration on Tuesday formally announced the end of DACA — a program that had protected nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children from deportation. The Department of Homeland Security will stop processing any new applications for the program as of Tuesday and rescinded the Obama administration policy, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. … The administration also announced a plan to continue renewing permits for anyone whose status expires in the next six months, giving Congress time to act before any currently protected individuals lose their ability to work, study and live without fear in the US." (09/05/17)

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/05/politics/daca-trump-congress/index.html

Mattis begins Afghanistan occupation "surge"

Source: Washington Post

"The Pentagon has begun sending additional troops to Afghanistan to carry out President Donald Trump’s new war strategy, which will stick to his predecessor’s approach of supporting the Afghans’ fight against the Taliban rather than doing the fighting for them, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday. 'Yes, I’ve signed orders, but it’s not complete,' Mattis told reporters in an impromptu news conference at the Pentagon. He would not say how many additional troops are deploying or what their exact roles will be. … Other officials have said the U.S. will send about 3,900 additional troops." (08/31/17)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/mattis-begins-sending-additional-troops-to-afghanistan/2017/08/31/ee42149a-8e71-11e7-9c53-6a169beb0953_story.html

Trump regime orders Russians to shutter San Francisco consulate, two annexes

Source: The Hill

"The Trump administration is ordering Russia to shutter a consulate in San Francisco as well as annexes in Washington and New York, the State Department announced Thursday. The move was positioned as a response 'in the spirit of parity' to the Russian government's order that the United States cut down the number of diplomatic personnel in Russia, which a State spokesman described as 'unwarranted and detrimental.' Moscow is ordered to close the facilities by Saturday." (08/31/17)

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/348714-trump-admin-orders-russia-to-shutter-consulate-annexes-in-us