In a surprise decision that took the wind out of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s sails and took the special council’s team down more than a few notches, Judge Ellis handed Paul Manafort a surprisingly light sentence of 47 months or just under four years. Ellis rejected federal sentencing guidelines that recommended Manafort serve up to 24 years, a sentence, taking Manafort’s age into consideration, that would have effectively seen him spend the remainder of his life behind bars.
A San Francisco–based federal judge has gone the last federal judge one better and declared commerce secretary Wilbur Ross’ request for a citizenship question on the coming 2020 Census form “unconstitutional.” The judge said just the asking of it amounted to “bad faith,” and as the Washington Post reported, merely asking that “broke the law.”
Sen. Rand Paul loves the Constitution so much that he is willing to put it in jeopardy by opposing President Trump’s emergency measures declaration. Paul’s libertarian streak has emerged yet again — at a fortuitous time for Democrats hoping to import more voters and a calamitous time for conservatives desperate for a big victory on immigration.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen issued a dire assessment Wednesday of the migration crisis on the southern border, telling a House committee that illegal immigration is “spiraling out of control” and predicting that crisis will “get even worse” in the coming months.
A day after telling a local New York television station, News 12 Westchester, “”I’m not running, but I’m going to keep on working and speaking and standing up for what I believe,” Hillary Clinton seems to have had second thoughts. Someone told New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman that she didn’t really mean it:
Earlier today, I was shocked to hear that the Mueller Report was being offered for sale online, and so I decided to check it out for myself.
And sure enough, you can find it listed on Amazon.com for $9.37. “Robert S. Mueller III” is listed as an author, “Special Counsel’s Office U.S. Department of Justice” is listed as an author, and the listing tells us that the introduction will be written by attorney Alan Dershowitz.
President Trump criticized the Democrats after House Judiciary requested documents from 81 different individuals connected to his businesses, his family, and his administration.
81 letters sent to innocent people to harass them,” Trump wrote. “They won’t get ANYTHING done for our Country!”
He dismissed the investigations as entirely political and an abuse of power.