The Senate Rules & Administration Committee approved a proposal that would drastically shorten the amount of time lower judicial and executive nominees could be debated on the Senate floor.
The 10-9 vote was along party lines https://yhoo.it/2IeIDuO
‘People do not appreciate how far we have fallen from normal standards of presidential accountability. Today we have a president who is willing not only to comment prejudicially on criminal prosecutions but to comment on ones that potentially affect him. He does both of these things almost daily. He is not just sounding a dog whistle. He is lobbying for a result. The president has stepped over bright ethical and moral lines wherever he has encountered them. Every day brings a new low, with the president exposing himself as a deliberate liar who will say whatever he pleases to get whatever he wants. If he were “on the box” at Quantico, he would break the machine.’ – Andrew McCabe, the former deputy director of the FBI, was named acting director of the bureau after President Donald Trump fired his boss, Director James Comey, on May 9, 2017. McCabe would himself be fired less than a year later.
Paul Erickson has been indicted by a federal grand jury on 11 counts of Wire Fraud and Money Laundering.
You know him as, the Russian NRA Spy, Maria Butina’s boyfriend.
NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s federal financial watchdog said Wednesday that it plans to abolish most of its critical consumer protections governing payday lenders. https://www.apnews.com/2a095cc99a07432aba3f62bfb6bfe47d
‘In October, Facebook said Yandex was not an integration partner. But in early December, as The Times was preparing to publish this article, Facebook told congressional lawmakers that it was.’ https://www.nytimes.com/…/technology/facebook-privacy.html