He was supposed to spill the beans on the President's corruption. Here is what he said:
Intended to demonstrate the power of Blue to what is rapidly becoming a right wing hate site.
"The political action committee that former President Donald J. Trump is using to pay his legal bills faced such staggering costs this year that it requested a refund on a $60 million contribution it made to another group supporting the Republican front-runner, according to two people familiar with the matter.
The decision signals a potential money crisis for Mr. Trump, who has so far refused to pay his own voluminous bills directly and has also avoided creating a legal-defense fund for himself and people who have become entangled in the various investigations related to him.
It comes as Mr. Trump runs a campaign while under indictment in two jurisdictions and, soon, potentially a third, while also paying the legal fees of a number of witnesses who are close to him or who work for him.
It is unclear how much money was refunded.
But the refund was sought as the political action committee, Save America, spent more than $40 million in legal fees incurred by Mr. Trump and witnesses in various legal cases related to him this year alone, according to another person familiar with the matter."
$60 Million Refund Request Shows Financial Pressure on Trump From Legal Fees https://www.nytimes.com/2023/07/29/us/trump-pac-legal-fees.html?unlocked_article_code=0fwtBjPRnc19LNFvdBPf8TX1dT2rtEg9IhxQ4bfJMz5iabxcNTFaWZNrsKqFTqwvIjks38Ifzyf5B6EFYp5r8oqVWZL5fBNSWJ3dlDaIT0MHH5zm7IVpKa6EKAZv1r0DPQuV5uh2IxDOYtBufaGoVDOpv9utrjVoqhSGwlcDEOgu9o686VkOtmjJI3clUgLVGiUgm-Pud72QdfMNMVJJIfiw8BtXvRQ2VgeNxFnkHt8Am5tMAqD7UfVygrRWiZOG-5ZSjvqqbRo4LZQojSfgT0qr81n7vIX7qzOGmap5WsvOAUPMSSJZ_yDmIK0UdgOoTqiRukIAGgEo&smid=nytcore-android-share
And it's only July.
From this mornings Politico Playbook:
"TURN THE PAGE Freshman Rep. DERRICK VAN ORDEN (R-Wis.) came under fire yesterday after he reportedly cursed at a group of Senate pages who were laying in the rotunda late Wednesday night, admiring the frescoes, Punchbowl scooped. (It is not uncommon for members of Congress to do this with tour groups.) The high school-aged pages, who come to Washington for their junior years and work long hours in the Capitol while attending classes in the morning, were in their final week on the job.
What Van Orden said, per The Hills Al Weaver, citing a transcript written by one of the pages shortly after the incident: Wake the f‑‑‑ up, you little s‑‑‑‑. What the f‑‑‑ are you all doing? Get the f‑‑‑ out of here. You are defiling the space you [pieces of s‑‑‑]. I dont give a f‑‑‑ who you are, get out.
Van Orden, in a statement, cited the history of the United States Capitol Rotunda, that during the Civil War it was used as a field hospital and countless Union soldiers died on that floor, and they died because they were fighting the Civil War to end slavery. And I think that place should be treated with a tremendous amount of respect for the dead.
On the Senate floor last night, Majority Leader CHUCK SCHUMER addressed Van Ordens outburst and paid tribute to the pages: I understand that late last night, a member of the House majority thought it appropriate to curse at some of these young people, these teenagers in the Rotunda. I was shocked when I heard about it. And I am further shocked at his refusal to apologize to these young people.
Minority Leader Mitch McConnell concurred: I want to associate myself with the remarks of the majority leader. Everybody on this side of the aisle feels exactly the same way.
This video is making the rounds on Twitter today. Experts believe it is an unmanned vehicle testing the ine. It has been geolocated south of the heavily defended village of Robotyne. Don't be concerned that the vehicle gets stuck in the tank trap ditch. Bulldozers will fix that. What is interesting is nothing is firing at it and there are no mine fields. No artillery fire. No antitank guns.
Pure speculation on my part: This area will be less heavily mined because Russia needed ways to supply their large groups of forces out in front of the line. The tank ditch will serve as a useful defillade to give some protection for advancing Ukrain troops. Have to wonder how many Russian troops are manning this line.
Ukraine will reach the line in another spot in a week or so. It will be an interesting August.
"The main thrust of Ukraines nearly two-month-old counteroffensive is now underway in the countrys southeast, two Pentagon officials said on Wednesday, with thousands of reinforcements pouring into the grinding battle, many of them trained and equipped by the West and, until now, held in reserve.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss details of the campaign. Their comments dovetailed with reports from the battlefield on Wednesday, where artillery battles flared along the southern front line in the Zaporizhzhia region.
And Igor Konashenkov, the Russian Defense Ministrys chief spokesman, reported a massive assault and fierce battles south of Orikhiv, a town that Ukraine holds about 60 miles north of the Sea of Azov. Vladimir Rogov, an official appointed by Moscow in southern Ukraine, said the assault involved Ukrainian troops who had been trained abroad and were equipped with about 100 armored vehicles, including German-made Leopards and American-made Bradley Fighting Vehicles."
"Their goal is to sever the so-called land bridge between Russian-occupied Ukraine and the Crimean peninsula, or at least advance far enough to put the strategically important peninsula within range of Ukrainian artillery. Russia seized Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, and uses it as the base for its Black Sea fleet as well as to supply its forces in the south."
Prayers for Ukraine and her brave soldiers.
WASHINGTON Morgan Stanley is crediting President Joe Bidens economic policies with driving an unexpected surge in the U.S. economy that is so significant that the bank was forced to make a sizable upward revision to its estimates for U.S. gross domestic product.
Bidens Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is driving a boom in large-scale infrastructure, wrote Ellen Zentner, chief U.S. economist for Morgan Stanley, in a research note released Thursday. In addition to infrastructure, manufacturing construction has shown broad strength, she wrote.
As a result of these unexpected swells, Morgan Stanley now projects 1.9% GDP growth for the first half of this year. Thats nearly four times higher than the banks previous forecast of 0.5%.
The economy in the first half of the year is growing much stronger than we had anticipated, putting a more comfortable cushion under our long-held soft landing view, Zentner wrote.
Has anyone checked the stock market lately? The S&P 500 is casting its vote!
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