NM governor Michelle Lujan Grisham pulled the majority of National Guard forces Donald sent to the U.S.-Mexico border in that state, stating, “New Mexico will not take part in the president’s charade of border fear-mongering by misusing our diligent National Guard troops.”
Republicans Against the Law
The Supreme Court blocked (5-4 along ideological lines, except for Justice John Roberts) from enforcing a restrictive abortion law on the state’s books, which requires doctors who provide abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital, that it struck down in Texas as unconstitutional.
Several civil rights groups are suing election officials in Texas over what turns out to have been the fanned-up report of 95,000 voters who were flagged as possible noncitizens, riddled with flawed data and illegally targeting recently nationalized citizens and people of color.
The Senate introduced a bipartisan bill that would reverse Donald’s ban on transgender troops that the Supreme Court temporarily upheld. Allowing transgender people to continue to serve our country in the military and to enlist.
Federal prosecutors are neck-deep in investigating Donald’s inaugural committee for possible fraud and felony charges. The liar-in-chief’s lying henchwoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders hilarious said, somehow with a straight face, that it had “nothing to do with the White House.”
Democrats Getting Things Done
The House Intelligence Committee voted to send Robert Mueller more than 50 transcripts from witness testimony that might be pertinent to the Russia investigation, including interview transcripts with Donny Junior and Jared Kushner.
A day after Donald used his SoTU address to denounce the investigations into him and his felonious toadies, the House announced they will be opening a new investigation into the extent of Russian interference in the 2016 election, and will also be looking into whether Donald’s financial interests have driven his decisions as president.
House Dems on the Ways and Means Committee are pushing for the release of Donald’s tax returns.
In a category all its own, Jeff Bezos pushed back at David Pecker, owner of the National Enquirer and its parent company, AMI Media, and BFF of Donald (you remember him from the catch-and-kill stories by one of the women Donald committed adultery with, right? They paid for Karen McDougal’s story and had her sign an exclusivity contract, then buried the story to protect Don John during the election), when Pecker attempted to blackmail Bezos with compromising extramarital pictures the media outlet had dug up from Bezos’s personal text messages. In a baller Hamilton move, Bezos exposed Pecker (I wish I’d made that one up) and his open, documented, unambiguous blackmail attempt. Pecker shows clearly here that his idea of “journalism” follows Mafia mentality: use your money and power to dig up embarrassing material on someone so you can control their actions and avoid consequences for your own. Bezos decided to “turn this log over and see what crawls out” so the American public can see the naked truth of the Enquirer and Pecker’s habitual extortion.
Unintentional Republican Honesty
Donald praised religion’s role in the abolition of civil rights. No, seriously.
Your Feel-good Stories of the Week
In the midst of so much GOP corruption, don’t forget how good people can be.
Nearly 90 percent of Americans agree they want Robert Mueller’s investigation findings released to the public.