This has been another week full of distractions, so let’s review a few events you may have missed:
Bill Barr wouldn’t allow Paul Manafort to go to a Rikers Island prison. I didn’t think he can do that, but what do I know?
Barr had a busy week because while he was protecting a nefarious traitor, he was also arguing on behalf of the children in US concentration camps. Oh, how nice of him too— no.
Barr argues that children (taken from their families by US officials), should be allowed to sleep on cold concrete with an aluminum blanket and that they don’t need soap or toothbrushes.
Moving on, (in previous episodes, ) we have seen Bill Barr, and Don McGahn refuse to appear before the House Intelligence Committee for questioning. This week we add Hope Hicks to the list of Trump appointees who disregard congressional orders. At least she showed up.
Hicks, whose name appears 184 times in the Mueller report, appeared before said committee on Wednesday, unlike Barr and McCann, but she was preceded by a letter stating she was ”absolutely immune” from answering questions, and she was flanked by a White House lawyer who prevented get from answering questions, claiming Hicks had ”blanket immunity.”
This was the White House maintaining control without formally asserting executive privilege. It is also an attempt by Trump to diminish the power of the House of Representatives, a step toward authoritarianism.
How did Congress respond to Hicks none-compliance?
“She made clear she wouldn’t answer a single question about her time unless the White House counsel told her it was OK.” ~Ted Deutch (D-Fla.)
“It’s a farce,” ~Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.)
”It’s obstruction of justice.” ~ Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi
So what can be done? Bob Mueller must testify, preferably for the public to see.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman, Adam Schiff, answered questions just that—
Question: ”Is August too late?”
Adam Schiff: ”Uh, yes, I think it is. You know, I think we’re reaching a point where if we can’t reach an agreement, and I hope we will, then we’ll have to use a subpoena.”
Please file the subpoena.
What happens next?
Today Felix Sater, Trump associate, informer, and childhood friend of Michael Cohen, is scheduled to testify, Friday, before the House Intelligence Committee, regarding Trump Tower Moscow.
Felix Sater was a no show.
America doesn’t read, that makes us easy to manipulate by the likes of Bill Barr, who lied about the conclusions of the Mueller report, then waited a month before releasing a heavily redacted version.
Since no one reads, I wanted to repeat the following information: the audio version of the Mueller Report is available for free on Audible– not just a sample, the full report, no strings. The Audible App is free too.
No more excuses.
If you are defiant and insist on ready g, here is the written report. 👇🏼