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A VERY CRAZY SUMMER FOR TROMBONE AND MÜLLER
The good news, America, is that we are in the last weeks of the probe, which in Russia is meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign.

The bad news is that things are likely to get crazier and uglier every minute closer we get to the end.

We should point out that we pay particular attention to individual theories of the case. We leave the shadow Boxing to the other.

Our interest is in how things affect the fall elections and the 2020 competitions after that. With that in mind, let’s batch by some of the news that was breaking on this front.

President Trump is loosening exercises his pardon pen. Trump raised eyebrows last summer with his pardon of former Arizona sheriff, was the contempt charges for refusing compliance with court orders. The sheriff, though, had a solid, for Trump, while not only the 2016 campaign, but also trump the effort of the Americans to convince them that the thenPresident Obama was a secret Kenyan, and usurper of the Oval Office. Now, Trump, is preparing to forgive, Dinesh D’souza, who pleaded guilty to campaign finance fraud in the New York Senate election. D’souza, for the uninitiated, is an all-star-Twitter-troll-with a robust following among the Rosanne Barr set. Trump is also said to be considering pardons for the ultra-corrupt Ex-Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, and lifestyle guru Martha Stewart. During Stewart ‘s case, it is rather the other way that you might be really overwhelmed, what links the three together is that in each instance, the prospective recipient of debt figures is usual, in order to probe into possible misconduct in Trump’s campaign, particularly James Comey. This is probably just setting the table for what we expect, that the pardon of the Trump suggests now or potentially facing Federal charges.

You know, all these people that just send E-Mail-calendar-invitations to meetings to which they have not consented? This is the kind of approach that Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani is taking with Special Counsel Robert Müller. Müller can not be closed, his studies, until he in an Interview with the President, but Giuliani says that can’t happen until the end of June at the earliest, because Trump is too busy in preparation for a possible summit with the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un is willing to meet with Miller. Giuliani also says that Muller told him that when the conversation takes place soon, that all the investigations can be closed by Sept. 1, a claim that Müller’t beaten the team yet. Now, Giuliani says that the case must at the conclusion of Sept. 1, or it will be in the amount of public Prosecutor’s influence on the elections in the same way that the former FBI-Director James Comey helped tank Hillary Clinton‘s provide you with an October surprise on your E-Mails to a hiss. Oh Yes, Giuliani also says that Trump will not speak to Mueller until the Prosecutor turns over everything in his case file for review. But other than that, he is ready to get ‘er done…

The trump team to read, from the Clinton playbook for dealing with the Miller investigation. One of the most important strategies for the enforcement of strict party political discipline. Witness the comments by Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S. C., tried to reassure Americans that the FBI had not the Stasi, as a Trump for the frothiest defenders claim. The Team is the trump card that is difficult to Gowdy, a former Federal Prosecutor, to “drink the Kool Aid” and suggesting that he was soft on Hillary Clinton in his interrogation about their role in the Benghazi debacle. Some of the President’s defenders are also suggesting Gowdy, is a liar, because the most important documents may not at a briefing. What makes it all so funny is that Gowdy has one on the side of Mueller enemy Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, the apparently do not want or are not able to read certain classified documents. It is important for the Team to trump to keep advocates focused on their enemies, Obama, Clinton, Comey – but even more important is to punish the members of the tribe, the opposition against the party line.

Do you remember when Republicans used to complain so loudly about the way President Obama reflexively blaming his predecessor, George W. Bush? As Fred Barnes rightly observed, in may 2009, “it is True, the President blamed the administration for problems they inherit, but I can’t think of a President who did so as aggressively and with such moral preening than Obama.” Fred was right. It was unworthy, useless, and divisive. So, what are we to think about a government even more obsessed with his predecessor? Imagine that Obama had opened a new investigation in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, the handling of hurricane Katrina or the panic of 2008. All it had earned, of the facts, supported by facts, evidence, and enormously enjoyable to Obama’s base.

If President Trump does not feel like he can get away with burning attorney General Jeff Sessions , why he does not leave the poor guy alone? Trump insiders say, in a piece about the President’s abuse of his top cop for not firing sessions is possible, since it would bring, “the political consequences.” Now, let us assume that in the current climate it would be difficult for attorney general nominated by the Senate. Someone, the candidate point would have to confirm that a sufficient independence and skepticism, that he or she would like to offer no relief, a President, to the seems that a referee who calls for the home team. Therefore, we ask you sincerely: Is it a certain point, the ongoing humiliations of the meetings? The AG has made it clear that he was being bullied, so why not leave him? After all the Sessions are cutting off the political victories for the administration. We hope that there is a purpose here, even a cynical – because otherwise it’s just pure sadism.

Every Thursday we go together to the columns of our friend judge Andrew Napolitano. We know that some of you chafing to his liberalism, but also know how much you appreciate his faithful reading of the law, the dedication to Madisonian principles and the willingness to tell the truth, even if it is given against his own interests. We would suggest that this week, the rate of what we call “The judgment of the judge” is in a very try useful for the Republicans, separate your feelings from the facts, such as the Müller-probe: “If [Trump and Giuliani] are successful, they will be attacked and will have to accept the rule of law through the conviction of the public, allusions, and well-known falsehoods. … Giuliani, the job is not the trump to be a lawyer; rather, it is the effect of public opinion. For the government, as Abraham Lincoln once said, with public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed. Trump and Giuliani understand this better than you understand that the rule of law.”

THE RULES OF THE GAME: HE TOLD US
“I am convinced that this is the safest way for their freedom, their dignity and their happiness.” – Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 1

BREAK: BRING ON THE DOUBLE BUBBLE
New York: “for too long we have asked ourselves, one other, usually as an insult, ‘you Can chew gum and walk at the same time?’ A better question might be: ‘Why aren’t you chewing gum and you just go now?’ That’s the apparent takeaway of a study presented this week at the European Congress on obesity in Vienna, Austria, and published in the Journal of Physical Therapy Science. The researchers, led by qualified sports scientists Yuka Hamada, Waseda University in Japan has found that people who chew gum, when you go to consume more energy than the non-gum-hikers. … The authors state that, if you did nothing but chew gum all day for a year, you could lose eleven pound. “The potential impact on the energy balance should not be discounted,” she said. … In contrast to the majority of gum-chewing studies, Hamada s looked at the people in motion rather than at rest. … You come to the conclusion that ” chew gum while walking can lead to increased physical and physiological functions of the middle-aged and older male participants in particular.'”

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INDICATOR
Trump job performance
Average Approval:
40.8 Percent
The average of the rejection:
54.2 percent
Net Rating:
-13.4 Points
Change from a week ago:
minus 0.6 points
[On average contains: Gallup: 40% approve – 55% lean; CBS News: 40% approve – 55% lean; CNN: 44% approve – 51% oppose; IBD: 38% approve – 56% lean; Pew Research Center: 42% approve – 54% lean.]
Control of the house
Republican Average:
41.8 Percent
Democratic Average: 48.4%
Advantage:
Democrats plus 6.6 points
Change from a week ago:
no change
[On average contains: CNN: 47% Dems 44% GOP; CBS News: 50% of the Dems 41% GOP; Pew Research Center: 48% Dems 43% GOP; Monmouth University: 49% Dems 41% GOP; Quinnipiac University: 48% Dems and 40% GOP.]
SOUTH DAKOTA GUBERNATORIAL RACE IS A TOSS-UP
Argus Leader: “A week before the South Dakota Republican primary election, two gubernatorial hopefuls are neck-and-neck, according to a survey commissioned by the Argus leader and KELO-TV. In a survey of 625 registered Republican voters likely to cast their ballots in the election, 45 percent said they would vote for Kristi Noem if the races were to be held today. Forty-four percent, meanwhile, said they would vote for Marty Jackley. A further 11 per cent said they were undecided. Jacksonville, Florida-based Mason-Dixon Polling & strategy, surveyed voters by phone between 21. May and 23. May. The margin of error is 4.5 percentage points. The figures illustrate what this exactly watch the race have known for a while: it is in the vicinity. And with a week to go until the primary candidates in a tight time window to win is to steal the voters still on the fence, or to the support of their competitors. Both campaigns seemed to be aware of the close nature of the race. In the coming days of the primary, took digs at one another in interviews with the Argus Leader and in television and radio Spots, which began airing over the weekend.”

No special Senate election in Arizona this year – KNXV: “AN important period of calm run over night, with major political impact in Arizona and across the country. Senator John McCain‘s seat will be officially awarded in November this year. This deadline passed, and at midnight it is important for several reasons, especially for Republicans, the fight to keep control of the Senate in the upcoming November mid-terms. Sen. McCain is fighting brain cancer and has not been back to Washington in months. Arizona Governor Doug Ducey‘s office confirmed that he and First Lady Angela Ducey met with the McCains in the vicinity of Sedona on Tuesday. As midnight passed the deadline, Ducey someone to McCain would be appointed to the seat he should resign. … Should the senator decide to step down now, some of the names spoken, him to replace, are his wife, Cindy McCain, but also former Attorney General Grant Woods and former Senator Jon Kyl.”

All eyes on Montana Senate primary appeal: “The next big Republican Senate primary in Montana, where voters will decide on Democratic sen. Jon Tester‘s opponent on Tuesday. The GOP contest in Big Sky Country was a sleepy affair for much of this year, missing the verbal axe throw, animated, similar to the contests in Indiana and West Virginia this spring. ‘It’s kind of starts late in Montana, it always does,” said GOP strategist who works in the state. Not to mention that the voters went through a grueling gubernatorial race in 2016, shortly followed by an expensive special election for the at-large house seat. “Some people just don’t want to pay attention to,” the strategist added. More than 130,000 people voted, had an early night Tuesday, and with the 5. June primary inching closer, and outside groups, the crawl, increasingly, the saturation of the airwaves and the candidates were to differentiate themselves.”

Trump supports Dan Donovan in New York-11-house-race – WashEx: “President Trump backing Rep. Dan Donovan, R-NY, in the primary race for New York’s 11 constituency against Michael Grimm, who is running to win his seat again after his retirement in 2015. “There is no better, the people of New York, and Staten Island (a place I know very well) as @RepDanDonovan who loves strong on borders & Crime, our military and our vets, voted for tax cuts and helping me to America Great Again,’ Trump tweeted on Wednesday evening. … Donovan is not handed over to vote GOP tax reform measure in December, citing that the ” bill came out of the conciliation Committee still means a tax increase for many Staten Island and Brooklyn residents.’ Earlier this month, Donovan a display, in which he touted how he worked to advance trump are on the agenda and published.”

Gubernative candidate in Md. fighting for the right ballot after the sudden death of his running mate – Baltimore Sun: “Maryland’s democratic gubernatorial candidate Valerie Ervin has filed a lawsuit seeking, force state officials to reprint the primary election ballot with your name on them. In a filing in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, Ervin and her running mate, Marisol Johnsonargue that non-printing of new ballot papers ” will be confusion and the cause of the voters to check, to evaluate who you choose as your candidate is not properly displayed on the ballots.’ Ervin was the lieutenant governor running mate for Kevin Kamenetz, who was one of the leading Democratic contenders for Governor. According to Kamenetz booth died of a sudden cardiac arrest on may 10, Ervin decided to take its place at the top of the ticket, as state law allows. You picked Johnson, a former Baltimore County school board member, to be your running mate.”

New Mexico gubernative candidate winning the off-state, insurance plan – Politico: “Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, the leading democratic candidate for Governor in New Mexico, benefited from the state’s use of a high-priced health-insurance program for seriously ill patients, even after Obamacare made such programs almost superfluous. Like most States shuttering their subsidized health insurance programs for people with pre-existing conditions, because they were able to get coverage through Obamacare, a company co-founded by Lujan Grisham, and a close political ally received millions of dollars to run New Mexico’s program, even as they served in Congress. The state’s high risk pool is still open, although its premiums are on average higher than the Obamacare — 10 percent this year, and all but nine of the 35 States that had such programs, which either turn off or cut-off new registration.”

Trump in Texas for the shooting of the victims and campaign donors – Dallas Morning News: “President Donald Trump came on Thursday in Houston and met privately with families of the students killed in Santa Fe High School two weeks ago, before rubbing elbows with high dollar donors in Houston and Dallas. The trip was planned before the may 18-school-shooting rampage that left 10 people dead. The President will raise campaign funds for Senate Republicans at a lunch in Houston before he strive to Dallas for a high-dollar dinner to benefit the national party, and his own 2020 re-election. … Donor in Dallas, will pay at least $2,700 per person for a reception at the Adolphus Hotel in downtown. VIP-tickets for the dinner cost $50,000 and include a photo with the President.”

GO TO TRUMP ADMIN PLANS, WITH RATES
WSJ: “The trombone administration, to not be able to win concessions from the European Union counterparts ahead of Friday’s deadline, is to make the planning well on its threat to impose duties on European steel and Aluminium, persons familiar with the issue said. The administration, it is expected that an announcement on Thursday. The movement, which threatened for months, is almost certain to draw a response from the EU, which has threatened to retaliate with its own tariffs on American products, such as motorcycles, jeans, and bourbon. President Donald Trump announced in March, the global customs duties of 25% on imported steel, and 10% on aluminum, and on the basis of national security concerns. The White house delayed the implementation for a few countries, which offer the trade partner a chance to concessions, to avoid the tariffs. The U.S. is planning now, the EU, the exemption lapses. One person said, familiar with the matter, the administration, the plans could still change, especially if the two sides are able to cobble together a last-minute deal, although both sides suggest that such a business is unlikely.”

Mexico to impose tariffs equal to the United States – The hill: “The government of Mexico has announced on Thursday that it would be in the implementation of new duties on various U.S. products in response to President Trump the decision to rise, steel-and aluminum-rates in the country. Mexico reiterates its position against protectionist measures, which affect and distort international trade in goods,” the government said in a statement. ‘In response to the duties imposed by the United States, Mexico, equivalent measures on a variety of products such as flat steels (hot and cold foils, including coated and different tubes), lamps, legs and shoulders of pork, sausages and food preparations, apples, grapes, blueberries, various types of cheese, among other things, to a height comparable with the level of impairment.'”

Beijing official warns that China would retaliate against US trade crackdown – Fox News: “China reserves the right to retaliate if the US trade measures against the against the World Trade organization (WTO) rules, the Chinese trade Ministry said on Thursday. Gao Feng, a Chinese trade Ministry spokesman, said a proposal by the White house to limit Chinese investment in the US would be against the rules and the basic spirit” of the WTO. “The Chinese side, the US measures will be carefully and reserves the right to take appropriate action,’ Gao said. China believes that the two countries do not want to have a large potential for cooperation and to see an escalation of the Sino-US trade friction, Gao told reporters at a regular news briefing, Reuters reported.”

PLAY-BY-PLAY
Boehner: “The Republican party is a kind of a NAP somewhere’ – NBC News

White house to start opioid-ad push next week – Axios

McConnell ‘ s rule in the Senate soon record – Politically

The Congress is considering lowering the minimum age for a truck driver to prevent a national shortage – Fox News

Trump’s net worth to its lowest level since the campaign – Bloomberg

AUDIBLE: ME
“Why would a Republican need to would like to-if you can, the Republicans have?” – Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N. D., is a reference to sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N. D., There were growing concerns that Heitkamp, the cordial relationship with the President could be in trouble for Cramer’s Senate hopes.

FROM THE STANDS
“Chris, I look forward to the rationality of the mid-term report every day. I just read Lynne Cheney‘s biography of Madison – a good reminder that politics in America has always been rough and tumble and by the way, for today’s events. Andrew Jackson killed, my distant cousin , Charles Henry Dickenson – note the spelling difference. The Dickensons arrived in America through Georgia, when it was a penal colony. They were the horse thieves in England. The American branch of the family had a problem with alcohol, which led to numbers along with an inability to bet, when Jackson ‘s winning horse, to Cousin Charlie’s.” – Chuck Gibson, Lakeland, Fla.

[Ed. Note: The old saying is that a family ends the interest in the genealogy, if you thief the first horse. I’m glad that you, Mr. Gibson!]

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A STORY THAT will SURELY Enjoy
BBC: “the sausage is the thing that can happen, a Dachshund – more like a rissole. The four-year-old pet, named Trevor, walked from Vienna to whopper, if there’s a hole in his trachea on the left of the air escape under the skin in a rare condition. Animal doctors soon had the stretched Dachshund back to his saveloy-by itself, after a small operation to ‘deflate’ it to more than double its normal size. ‘He would blow up like a balloon,” said the owner , Fran Jennings. … Tests were carried out, and the dog was diagnosed with sub-cutaneous emphysema, an abnormal accumulation of air under the skin. … Mrs Jennings’ daughter, Jessica, shows, sausage dogs, at Crufts, and added: “He looked like a big, fat seal. His whole body was like a blob…. But now he is back to his normal self, chasing the chickens and we would not have him in any other way.'”

Chris Stirewalt , the politics editor for Fox News. Brianna McClelland contributed to this report. FOX News mid-term report in your Inbox every day wants? Sign up here.

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