Figuring out where to house mountains of data collected by the National Security Agency is the thorniest challenge the United States faces in curtailing its massive surveillance, officials said Sunday. In a long-awaited speech designed to quell a furor…
Congress says they're at an 'impasse' with Trump after Supreme Court ruling on subpoenaing his taxes
In a court filing Wednesday, Donald Trump's lawyers gave details about how negotiations are going with Congress overturning over the ex-president's taxes.
The Supreme Court ruled last July that lower-court judges needed to take "a balanced approach" to congressional subpoenas, but that Congress does have authority to subpoena Trump's records.
That sent the two parties into a negotiation battle, thanks to the lower court.
"Following this Court's June 15 status conference, the Plaintiffs conferred with their clients and engaged in several rounds of negotiations with the [Congressional] Committee about ways in which this dispute could be resolved," Trump's lawyers claimed in the court filling. "Plaintiffs' proposals included a willingness to make a significant portion of the documents sought by the Committee available to staff and/or members with reasonable terms (which they remain willing to further negotiate) that would ensure the elaborate and voluminous financial details sought by the Committee would not be used for improper purposes. Plaintiffs made this offer despite their strong conviction that these requests go far beyond the limits of Congress's subpoena power, as set forth in the Supreme Court's recent decision in this case.
"The Committee claims that an impasse exists, but in Plaintffs' view that is true only because of the Committee's refusal to pursue an actual compromise and to cut off negotiations as quickly as possible..."
Congress is also blaming Trump's side of trying to delay things, but Trump's lawyers swear they've been talking "throughout this week." They said that if the Committee is frustrated with Trump's lawyers, it isn't their fault because Congress was the ones who submitted the subpoena to begin with.
The tax documents have already been turned over to the Manhattan District Attorney's Office after the Supreme Court's ruling.
See screen captures of the court documents below:
Arizona Republican demands investigation into Jan. 6 riot — after voting down an investigation into Jan. 6 riot
Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) is another Republican eager to see an investigation into the Jan. 6 attacks on the U.S. Capitol, reported The Arizona Republic.
Since voting down the Jan. 6 Commission in the House, Biggs and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) have both decided that they now support an investigation, but not because they've had a change of heart. Instead, they believe a fictitious report from Tucker Carlson saying that there could have been FBI agents in the crowd of Capitol attackers that day.
Gohmert took to the House floor last week demanding an investigation into the Jan. 6 attack after he too voted down the measure.
"We really need to know what the FBI knew and when they knew it," said Gohmert. "And not only that, we need to know how much participation did any of our federal friends, either at DOJ, at FBI, or any at the intel community — what kind of role were they playing. Because there's information that came out about the effort to kidnap the Michigan governor and there were federal agents. So, it's been said that there were federal agents involved in that."
Biggs now also agrees.
"It truly demands answers," he said in a radio interview. "It is actually very troublesome to hear what's out there and we need to get to the bottom of that.
Fox News triggered after highest-ranking military officer calls out fake culture war: 'Go after their budget'
Fox News hosts were triggered Wednesday night after Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) was owned by military leaders calling out the absurdity of the fake culture war conspiracy around "critical race theory."
A slate of school board and city council meetings have turned into shoutings matches in the past week after Fox News announced its latest culture war issue. They've gone from being against masks to against vaccines to attacking Mr. Potato Head and Dr. Seuss, and now they've come up with a law school theory they've convinced viewers is being taught in Kindergarten.
Gen. Mark Milley, the 20th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, flattened Gaetz and conservatives who have waged war against intellectualism. They have passed local state laws that ban the teaching of things they can't even explain when the media asks them.
Milley put them in their place saying that reading something by a communist doesn't make him a communist.
After being asked about Critical Race Theory, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley delivers an… https://t.co/FvRIwfyFzJ— Rantt Media (@Rantt Media) 1624469482.0
Lashing out at Milley, Laura Ingraham told viewers of "The Ingraham Angle" that the military budget should be cut in retaliation.
Rep. Mike Waltz (R-FL) appeared on the show and nodded along with Ingrahm as she advocated slashing the military budget. It's unclear if Waltz supports defunding the military, he hasn't released a statement on it.
See the video below:
wait I've always thought it was the commie socialists who want to defund the military https://t.co/sYE9BqJJag— George Conway (@George Conway) 1624502220.0
Oy. @IngrahamAngle wants to DEFUND THE MILITARY? https://t.co/QyCN7a1Uw5— Paulette Feeney (@Paulette Feeney) 1624502073.0
Fox "News" wants to cancel the military. https://t.co/hse9wzDYl7— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch.com) 1624502084.0
Laura Ingraham wants to cut the military budget to punish our service members. This is “conservative” thought now.… https://t.co/tXS2nrlA4U— Fred Wellman (@Fred Wellman) 1624501718.0
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