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Democrats are trying to decide whether they should investigate Trump’s ongoing crimes after impeachment

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In the wake of President Donald Trump’s impeachment acquittal, Democrats are trying to decide whether they should continue to investigate him for the ongoing things he and his White House do that are against the law or ethics.

The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that Democrats are looking at the way that Trump is dictating that the Justice Department do what he tells them. The Justice Department is supposed to run independently of the president.

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“At the same time, party leaders are eager to focus on pocketbook issues for voters, such as health care, and Democrats are wary of launching another drawn-out fight with the White House that could backfire in November,” wrote The Journal.

During her weekly press conference Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said that she thinks the House should be investigating any role that the president played in reducing the sentence for his friend Roger Stone, who was convicted of seven felonies.

Pelosi also said, however, that Democrats do not intend to “spend all of our time going after every lie that the administration henchmen make.”

“White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said Democrats were trying to ‘manufacture more investigations'” with the

“At some point, you’d think they would take a page out of the president’s book and devote themselves to working for the country, but I guess not,” Grisham said.

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The Democratic House has passed over 400 bills in 2019 while the Republican-led Senate passed just 70. Similarly, the president hasn’t been able to keep hardly any of his campaign promises.

“Holding hearings to hold the administration accountable is our recourse, and we’ll let the American public know,” said Judiciary Committee member Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI).

“There’s still internally a lot of different opinions about whether we should pursue subpoenas against Bolton and other people,” said Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY), who chairs the Budget Committee. “We’re still dealing with it, trying to figure out where people want to go,” he added.

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‘We’re still flying blind’: MSNBC host aghast that US has tested less than 1 percent of Americans

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Horrifying statistics were confirmed Thursday, that the United States has over 450,000 cases of coronavirus and still under 1 percent of the population has been tested.

The information came after President Donald Trump said the previous day that he was expecting to reopen the country within a few weeks. At the same time, it was revealed that Trump is pulling back the funding for the test sites. There are roughly 30,000 new cases of coronavirus daily and over 3 percent of those have been fatal.

"The so-called Community-Based Testing Sites program was intended to jumpstart initial testing capabilities to critical areas across the US, according to the agency," CNN reported. "But given FDA approval for individuals to self-administer nasal swab tests at sites, the demand for personal protective equipment and trained health care providers will be reduced, a FEMA spokesperson said in a statement."

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Judge orders unaired ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ footage turned over to plaintiffs suing Trump

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A judge has ruled that unaired footage from the reality TV show Celebrity Apprentice should be handed over to a group of entrepreneurs who say they were scammed by Donald Trump and his children who repeatedly endorsed a questionable multilevel marketing company on the show, according to a report from Bloomberg.

"Trump and his three oldest children were sued in 2018 for their roles in promoting ACN from 2005 to 2015 with Trump suggesting people could invest in the company’s desktop video phone with little or no risk," writes Bloomberg's Erik Larson. "The service was quickly eclipsed with the advent of smartphones and the plaintiffs claim they lost hundreds of thousands of dollars by putting their faith in the Trumps."

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Court strikes down GOP law designed to block college students from voting in New Hampshire

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On Thursday, a state court in New Hampshire struck down Senate Bill 3 — one of a pair of controversial GOP-backed voting laws that in tandem make it significantly harder for college students in the state to vote.

BREAKING: New Hampshire Court strikes down SB.3--the voter registration law aimed at disenfranchising college students. Big victory for voting rights in NH and @lwvnh and @prioritiesUSA.

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