This morning, President Trump addressed the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. 

C-SPAN has the transcript of the President’s full remarks here: https://www.c-span.org/video/?463254-1/president-trump-condemns-racism-bigotry-white-supremacy-mass-shootings&live=

 

 

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Last week, the US House of Representatives voted to hold Attorney General Barr and Commerce Secretary Ross in criminal contempt over the census dispute. This week, the DOJ responded (as required by law):

“The Department of Justice’s long-standing position is that we will not prosecute an official for contempt of Congress for declining to provide information subject to a presidential assertion of executive privilege …. Across administrations of both parties, we have consistently adhered to the position that ‘the contempt of Congress statute was not intended to apply and could not constitutionally be applied to an Executive Branch official who asserts the President’s claim of executive privilege.'”

–  Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen

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I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Independence Day, and my 1000th post, than by reading our country’s “Charters of Freedom” – the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution and our Bill of Rights.  You can read all three here and even view photos of the source documents from the National Archives.

 

 

Another short history lesson (a fun one, I think).

 

 

Nowadays, people don’t care about the merits or the substance, they only care about who it helps.   – Attorney General William Barr

Please read the transcripts of the complete interview here: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/william-barr-interview-full-transcript-cbs-this-morning-jan-crawford-exclusive-2019-05-31/  It provides excellent background and details to the Mueller investigation.