Month: July 2018
Treasury Raises Borrowing Outlook With Second-Half Projection Hitting $769 Billion
‘The Treasury Department predicted the U.S. government’s borrowing needs in the second half of this year will jump to the most since the financial crisis a decade ago as the nation’s fiscal health deteriorates despite a strong economy.’
Sessions announces new ‘religious liberty task force’
“The task force will help the department fully implement our religious liberty guidance by ensuring that all Justice Department components are upholding that guidance in the cases they bring and defend, the arguments they make in court, the policies and regulations they adopt and how we conduct our operations,” Sessions said. “That includes making sure that our employees know their duties to accommodate people of faith.”
Read the 207 Arguments President Trump Has Made Against the Mueller Investigation
To arrive at that number, TIME combed over statements from the Trump campaign, transition team and administration and key figures such as Donald Trump Jr. and Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani to isolate the major arguments. (We did not include Trump allies in Congress or the media.)’
Manafort Made More Than $60 Million in Ukraine, Mueller Says
You could almost say they were … conspiring!
Analysis | Rudy Giuliani just obliterated the goal posts on Trump-Russia collusion
“I don’t even know if that’s a crime — colluding with Russians,” Giuliani said on CNN. “Hacking is the crime. The president didn’t hack. He didn’t pay for the hacking.”
The spectacular rise and fall of Paul Manafort
THE FOREIGN CONSULTANT – Before he was Donald Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort was an adviser to a Ukrainian strongman. After what happened in Kiev, he could spend the rest of his life in prison.
Administration ending rule that made industry pay for damages to key animal habitat
The Fish and Wildlife Service announced on Friday the withdrawal of the compensatory mitigation policy for the Endangered Species Act, which directed the agency to set a “net-benefit” goal for natural resources extraction on public land.’