Short staffing & forced overtime at BOP are the responsibility of the Atty Gen’l as well as the head of BOP. Barr acknowledged his awareness there were problems 4 months ago in an appropriations hearing but apparently didn’t take steps to protect inmates.
Trump abruptly dismantled his “election integrity” commission. Looking for voter fraud, it came up empty handed but was caught trying to get data it could use for suppression. Helping our neighbors register is an American tradition. Preventing them from voting is swamp politics.
ALERT: We are suing Tennessee to block implementation of an ugly #votersuppression bill that seeks to impose criminal penalties and fines on groups that register people to vote. Today, we are seeking emergency relief to BLOCK implementation of that bill until trial. @LawyersComm
Criminal justice systems in Indian Country are under-resourced & lack necessary jurisdiction. This is a big & important commitment from @ewarren
The U.S. has had militarized border zones, long delays at key crossings, and a Border Patrol of more than 21,000 agents long before Trump became president. That isn't an "open border" and no Democrats are advocating "Open Borders." The president is...lying.
Overlooked stories last week: 6th N. Korea missile test in 3 weeks Budget deficit 27% higher than last year July was hottest month ever recorded Court says migrant kids entitled to toothbrushes/soap Trump rules would harm endangered species, legal immigrants, LGBTQ workers
"the claim...that “all children were with at least one of their parents” by the night after the raids was not true then, and it was not true days later. It turns out that the first thing that happens when hundreds of adults vanish is a child care crisis."
"Sir, What does that have to do with guns?" The state of our Union is, not good.
Asked today about banning high-capacity magazines, Trump ended up talking about “the concept of mental institution” and “the concept also of voter identification”:
@JoyceWhiteVance on SNP last night said, “Trump, as a businessman, his style was conflict and brinkmanship. He did deals with other people’s money and that ... led to a string of failed businesses and bankrupt casinos. And his style as a president has been exactly the same"
Any vote for a 3rd party candidate or a write in is effectively a vote for Trump. I get to hat this will be a bitter pill for some people, but there is too much at stake in 2020 to ignore this truth. It’s how we got to where we are today.
I don't know what the Mooch or anyone else is up to. It would be nice to see Trump have to fight a primary against a real conservative, but don't let anyone - left or right - sell you on a 3rd party run against Trump in 2020. That only helps Trump. The math is clear.
Country over party is truly dead for the GOP. Makes you wonder what they’re afraid the FEC investigation might find.
BREAKING: @FEC's Republicans block all investigation of & enforcement against Russians Torshin & Butina re the NRA & the 2016 presidential election. Result: FEC does nothing to find out the truth behind one of the most blockbuster campaign finance allegations in recent memory.
As @drdavidmichaels writes, the U.S. is repeating the tragic mistake of WWII when our borders were closed to Jews fleeing Hitler. There were even calls back then to build a wall around the country. Worth reading and considering how history will judge us.
In 1982 SCOTUS held K-12 kids had a constitutional right to education regardless of immigration status. Alabama tried to infringe on this with its 2011 law & we successfully had that provision invalidates by the courts. Miller needs to be out of the WH. He is not above the law.
SCOOP: Trump aide Stephen Miller sought for months for a way to give states the power to block undocumented immigrant children from enrolling in public schools -- all part of efforts to stem illegal crossings at the southern U.S. border.
SAD: Last night, @realDonaldTrump again made unfounded claims about massive voter fraud in NH in 2016. In this letter, I ask him to back up his claims in terms a former casino operator should understand: “There comes a time when you need to lay your cards on the table or fold.”
“I think [Trump’s] plenty scary right now and Democrats should not look at those polls and breathe any sigh of relief, because there are structural issues built into the election… He’ll be dangerous like a wounded animal” - @JoyceWhiteVance w/ @NicolleDWallace
It’s about time.
Heartbreaking & unsurprising
Dozens of families separated at the border allege "young children were sexually, physically or emotionally abused in federally funded foster care." Taxpayers could be on the hook for more than $200 million in damages.