Sessions Takes on Sanctuary Cities, Gorsuch Nomination in Trouble, Prosecutors Investigated for Snooping on Phone Calls: P.M. Links

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    Attorney General Jeff Session is formally acting against sanctuary cities, telling them they'll lose their Department of Justice grants if they don't cooperate with immigration laws.

  • So it turns out Rep. Devin Nunes (R-California) was on White House grounds the day before his surprise announcement last week that he had seen intelligence showing that private data from aides to President Donald Trump had been incidentally collected. He said he was not actually in the White House, though, but a place to view the classified information securely.
  • A Senate committee will be questioning Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner about meetings with a Russian-owned development bank.
  • Republicans may have to use the "nuclear option" to get past a Democratic filibuster and confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
  • A U.S. attorney's office in Kansas is under investigation after it was found in possession of phone and video recordings of communications between defense attorneys and their clients. Elsewhere, a prosecutor in Brooklyn has been charged with forging judges' signatures in order to set up illegal wiretaps.
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party appears to have staved off challengers from the center-left in state elections. Merkel herself faces re-election in September.
  • German officials say that story about Trump giving Merkel an invoice demanding billions for NATO protection is not true.
  • More than 100 bodies—possibly all civilians—have been pulled from the wreckage of a U.S.-led coalition strike in Mosul, Iraq.

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  1. I say we boycott Hit & Run until they fix commenting but it looks like everyone is way ahead of me.

    1. *makes note that FoE and WakaWaka can enter comments – must be Reason plants*
      ** Secondary note: If Jimbo can also comment…well, that will be uncomfortable.**

      1. See you at the company picnic.

  2. …telling them they’ll lose their Department of Justice grants if they don’t cooperate with immigration laws.

    And thus the case is made to get off the federal government teat.

  3. He said he was not actually in the White House, though, but a place to view the classified information securely.

    Trump forgot to close the drapes.

  4. “So it turns out Rep. Devin Nunes (R-California) was on White House grounds the day before his surprise announcement last week”

    Sounds like the press is more concerned with Nunes’ supposed motive than the information that he seems to have uncovered. Just kidding, it’s not surprising at all

  5. A Senate committee will be questioning Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner about meetings with a Russian-owned development bank.

    Anti-Semites.

  6. Republicans may have to use the “nuclear option” to get past a Democratic filibuster and confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

    From orbit?

  7. A U.S. attorney’s office in Kansas is under investigation after it was found in possession of phone and video recordings of communications between defense attorneys and their clients.

    Kansas’ next governor.

  8. Fox News said Trump spent the weekend ‘working at the White House.’ He was at his golf club.

    The alert from Fox News went out at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
    “PRESIDENT TRUMP SPENDING WEEKEND WORKING AT THE WHITE HOUSE,” the chyron announced, under an image of the White House presumably captured just minutes before.

    According to pool reports, the president spent Saturday visiting the Trump National Golf Club in Potomac Falls, Va., just outside Washington. Trump arrived at the golf club at 11:01 a.m. Saturday, wearing a suit, a white shirt with no tie and a red hat with “USA” emblazoned on the front, a pool reporter noted.

    On Sunday morning, Trump once again returned to the Trump National Golf Club in Virginia, arriving at 11:04 a.m. A half-hour later, reporters were informed that the president was “wrapping up last of three meetings shortly,” a pool report stated. The motorcade arrived back at the White House at 12:36 p.m. Sunday. An Instagram post from another user showed Trump appearing to watch the Golf Channel with two unidentified people on Sunday.

    Neither the White House nor a Fox News spokeswoman responded to requests for comment Monday morning.

    B-b-b-b-but Obama?
    https://tinyurl.com/k6yuvov

    1. You stupid damaged troll. No one here is going to be defending Trump despite your immature “Trumpkins” label.

      Go away AddictionMyth. FOAD dijal. Piss off DanO.

      Oh crap. I fed it again.

      1. I just wish we’d had a fraction of this level of scrutiny when Obama was President.

        1. B-b-b-b-but Obama!

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  10. Test,..test…test….

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