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Special Counsel Robert Müller made an opening statement to the House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Russia-investigation and says he can’t answer the questions on the first opening of the FBI investigation or the Steele dossier.

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On the roster: Dems disappointed with Müller-show – to support Biden-in flash, support with the black voters – Audible: has Anyone Venmo? – Smokey Bear?

DEMS DISAPPOINTED WITH MUELLER SHOW
Fox News: “While the Democrats had hoped for an unforgettable listening performance, the offer could clear statements about the crimes of the President, the result of hours of grueling testimony before two committees, as the report itself-it was more than ambiguous. [Special Counsel Robert Müller] seemed at times confused, often ask the legislator to repeat the questions, referring back to the report or the statement of issues outside its competence when the question sought to drag him outside of the limits of its written results. Müller, in particular, stated on Wednesday that, despite Trump’s claims, on the contrary, the report of the President of the obstruction of justice dismisses. … Much of the hearing as a forum for the Republicans offered to romp to Müller about the way he conducted the other part of his probe, which is on the disability part.”

The voters already voted – Fox News: “only a Few voters expect the former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s congressional testimony will make a difference to their views of President Trump. The latest Fox News poll, conducted from Sunday to Tuesday, found nearly half, 49 percent, say that there is ‘no chance’ that something Müller said on Capitol Hill Wednesday that could change how you feel about trump. A further 23 per cent say it is ‘only a small chance,” your views could change. About one in five seem to be movable, as they say, there is a ‘strong’ (8 per cent) or ‘some’ chance ‘ (11 per cent) the testimony will change your mind. Republicans (52 percent) and Democrats (49 percent) more often than self-employed (38 percent) say there is no chance of something in Müller’s remarks will change your feelings about trump. Support for the impeachment Trump and remove him from office has, of between 39-43 percent since June 2018 Currently 42 percent of voters support this approach. A further 5 per cent want him to be, but not far accused, while 45 percent against impeachment as a whole.”

McGahn could be up next NBC News: “The man whose testimony could end up being crucial in a possible impeachment battle not to appear before a congressional Committee this week. The biggest question for Democrats, if he ever witnesses at all. …Justice-Chairman Jerry Nadler prepares for his next step: seeking to compel the testimony of the former White House counsel Don McGahn, the person as a possible focal point of an obstruction of justice case against President Donald Trump. Some names appear more often — more than 500 times in the edited version of the Müller-final report — as McGahn is. The longtime Republican insider, who served as the two trump-campaign advice, and the first White house counsel, sa, for more than 30 hours of voluntary testimony, before Müller to the team.”

House prepares other approaches – Politico: “house Democrats are preparing to pass a measure to strengthen to your case prior to court-to-access-the President, Donald Trump personal financial information, a direct response to the issues raised by a trump-appointed judges during a court of appeal hearing earlier this month. The proposal, submitted Tuesday afternoon by Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), would officially declare that each Committee subpoenas in the context of President Donald Trump, his family, current and former White house officials and the Trump organization is assumed, the blessing of the full house of representatives. The rules Committee is expected to pass in the run-up to the measure Tuesday night, and the house is expected to it on Wednesday. … The measure, recommended by House counsel Doug letter is in response to a question from Neomi Rao, a judge at the Federal appeals court in Washington, one of the three judges with a Democratic subpoena access to records of trump’s personal accounting firm.”

Trump sued the house to protect tax returns – WSJ: “President Trump sued the U.S. house ways and means Committee and New York state officials on Tuesday to protect searches for his state tax returns is turned over to the congressional tax-writing committee. The lawsuit seeks an injunction to block the application of a new New York state law that allows it, the ways and means Committee-to receive the Chairman, Mr. Trump, state tax records by the state tax Commissioner for you.”

THE RULES: AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KNOW
“Talents for low intrigue and the little arts of popularity, may alone suffice to elevate a man to the first honors in a single state; but it requires to create other talents and a different kind of merit, the him in the esteem and confidence of the whole Union, or of so considerable a part of them than would be necessary to make him a successful candidate for the distinguished office of President of the United States.” – Alexander Hamilton,Federalist No. 68

TIME OUT: “AN ELEGY FOR A BYGONE ERA’
The Atlantic: “…Once Upon a Time in Hollywood takes place in the year 1969, when the last waves of the swinging 60s, round about the mainstream culture… The pop-culture era, [Quentin] Tarantino is looking—in a moment, in old-fashioned genre heroism was on the way out, and the free-running New Hollywood movement was about to arrive—is a very specific. … But Tarantino might as well tell a story about the early-‘90s Film industry, and he broke out in an exciting new film-makers … Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is won before all things, a story of fame, and then surrendered. It’s about how the American film industry always makes the terrible icons to create and then forget about them. As a Director Tarantino and his stories about his various pop-culture obsessions tends to break … but this is a film in the current Hollywood Hills and about the actual film-making process. The result is a surprisingly funny and extremely melancholic hangout film, an Elegy for a bygone era, the light is on, like all art eventually loses its edge.”

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INDICATOR
Trump job performance
Average Approval
: 45 Percent
The average of the rejection: 51.4 percent
Net Score: -6.4 Points
Change from a week ago: up 0.6 points
[Average, includes: NPR/PBS/Marist: 44% approve – 53% reject; Gallup: 44% approve – 51% oppose; NBC News/WSJ: 45% approve – 52% disapprove; ABC News/WaPo: 47% approve 50%, reject; CNN: 45% approve – 51% disapprove.]

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TO SUPPORT BIDEN-IN FLASH TO SUPPORT, WITH BLACK VOTERS
Politico: “He has soul food, Dulan on Crenshaw, an icon in Los Angeles, the restaurant served, among youth in New Orleans held, and the black Congresswoman from Texas, basked in the approval of the senior. In the run-up to the talk this week to the NAACP in Detroit and the Urban League in Indianapolis, he has released the plan for a criminal justice, the concern of many Afro-Americans have about his past record, including his role in the 1994 bill. The campaign, which touted the plan in a web ad with an African American Advisor. In the midst of signs that his huge advantage among the black voters slip, Joe Biden, has a coast-to-coast blitz in support of his position. Biden campaign says that it is always black voters outreach, a flag, and the current focus has nothing to do with Kamala Harris‘ recent gains among black voters, or last month, the discussion of the African-American senator from California put Biden on the defensive about race.”

Harris pushes the fundraising in South Carolina The hill: “White house hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) sent an E-Mail fundraising for the South Carolina Democratic party, on Tuesday as they tried to gin-up support in a key primary state. Harris, who spoke before the party in the last month, wrote in the email that while 2020, the main attraction of the presidential election, local elections will still hold weight, citing Republican-led efforts in the Palmetto state such as the restriction of abortion, and of maintaining loose gun control laws. … The E-Mail and the campaign to strengthen the efforts, the centrality of South Carolina, Harris way, swipe to the democratic presidential nomination. Harris, one of the three African-American candidates in the primary race, hoping to post a strong showing in an early state, where black voters make up about 60 percent of the primary electorate.”

Meet ” Harris, campaign Chairman, your sister, the WaPo: “The Harris sisters all look so similar. Kamala is similar to her father: “larger and more angular; where Maya has the softer features of their deceased mother, which clocked in at 5-foot-1. But the sisters, a contagious share as of the end of, body-shaking laughter, so much alike that strangers often think they are related. Until now, Maya’s expression warped. First exercise and sleep, not to treat, she said, but a necessity. Maya always Kamala has the best interest at heart, whether it will bring the ignore of the former public Prosecutor of a joke compared to a campaign, make sure that you are fully up-to-speed on the policy, or adequate rest — and not only because of Kamala’s little sister, but because of Kamala’s campaign Chairman. It is a job they are uniquely qualified: she was a senior adviser for Hillary Clinton in 2016, knows her sister better than anyone else … and something like a yin Kamala to ‘ s yang.”

“Glass ceiling” is a broken metaphor – NYT: “Kamala Harris is ready to break things.” Elizabeth Warren said she would ‘insist.’ Amy Klobuchar called on the voters to offers from women, the ‘on own risk’, while Tulsi Gabbard insisted that a presidential race with six women is not an anomaly, but ” what choice should look like.’ Women for President, many things are promising, as they their seats to the voters. They asked again and again, how women on their chances. But so far, none of them emphasize the ‘glass ceiling.’ In fact, the term “glass ceiling” has not been trending recently because of everything that had been said by the candidates, but because of the Nike. …The symbol remains intact. In politics, the sentence was in connection with the ambitions of Hillary Clinton, the language in the decisive moments of success and defeat, about the cracking of the glass ceiling. But this barrier-breaking field of candidates, it is noticeably absent.”

Sanders’ campaign hit with a Federal labor complaint – Bloomberg-law: “sen Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) 2020 presidential campaign was interrogation, a hit with an unfair labour practice complaint because of alleged illegal employees, and retaliation against employees. 19. July a complaint with the National labor Relations Board filed that was published by an unnamed Person in Indiana, on the website of the Agency at the end of July 22. It comes as the tense negotiations between the Sanders campaign and the union representing the employees recently scalded in public. The Washington Post reported on July 23, the Union had won organized organizer for the campaign, a salary increase and a compromise to reduce the hours of some workers. A copy of the indictment has not yet been made public, but the Agency is July 22 docket lists five possible violations of the National labor Relations Act. The indictment also alleged that the campaign of the illegally dismissed an employee, the changing work contract, and engaged in illegal discipline.”

Sherrod Brown has regrets – NYT: “As the 20 Democrats debated on national television, Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio, and his wife, the Pulitzer prize-winning columnist Connie Schultz, texted each other a running criticism of the candidates. This was a race not only a politically committed couple talking about the 2020. ‘You can’t help but think, ‘I could have done that better,” Mr. Brown recalled in an interview. … He confessed that he “wistfully from time to time” about his decision not to enter the presidential primary, which he considered had, while fresh from his re-election in 2018, in a state that President Trump performed. To say many people in addition to senators more, you wish he would be a candidate as well. It suggests that in spite of the enormous field of 24 competitors, which some Democrats still try a Goldilocks candidate, someone, perhaps, like Mr. Brown, with a solid progressive record and a proven appeal to the mid-West of the working class.”

PLAY-BY-PLAY
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the latest interview: “I am very much alive” – NPR

Mark Esper, the former Raytheon co. executive, was sworn in as Secretary of defense – WSJ

DOJ opens return to the assessment under competition law of major tech giants – Fox News

AUDIBLE: HAS ANYONE VENMO?
“And money — there is nothing quite so eloquent as a statement of account to show strength.” – Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, while he was in the 110th annual NAACP Convention at the Cobo Center in Detroit.

FROM THE STANDS
“Some time ago I suggested that Mr Stirewalt provide some context relative to the Federalist Papers quote that he used. Fortunately, he does not tolerate to the request, which has prompted me to “Google” or otherwise research the material. Not quite yet, let me read the full set of documents (similar to, my priest is the use of a sloping font) has not read the whole of the Apocrypha is causing me, but this old man, it was a useful and educational experience.” – Joe Ferguson, Perrysburg, Ohio

[Ed. Note: I wish I could say it was deliberate, rather than inertia, Mr Ferguson! But by what means, I’m glad you got to spend more time with America’s most important work of political philosophy.]

“I am to describe at a loss, in my experience, Crechale’s, except to say that I earned the respect of my wife and my son surprised you with an exceptional dining experience. Ribeye wilted with the juices, served with Butter-flaking hot cross buns was pure ambrosia. Thank you for sharing John Rand’s article, and for the party, taking an Americana, which unites, rather than divides in the mid-term report [may 23]. During our trip, we also have experienced, Delta tamales, which are significantly different than our usual Mexican-inspired California fare. If you happen to be in Birmingham, I recommend a visit to the Delta Blues Hot Tamales.” – Dan Burch, California, Turlock.

[Ed. Note: Although we are always happy to help, and American to untangle the complex political questions of our highest success will come in the support of our readers find to eat great American things to see and do! You can count me as extremely jealous of both your trip to Crechale and the wonders of the Delta hot tamale. To experiment if you want to home, the Southern Foodways has a great tamale recipe. Thanks for letting us know.]

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SMOKEY BEAR?
DPRK: “A bear-proof garbage containers in Lyon, lives up to its promise. The Bud Depot cannabis shop keeps his trash in a closed dumpster behind a locked gate, the outside of their back door. ‘Oh, [it is] only boxes. It is none of the fun things to do, as you imagine,’ Nikko Garza, managing Director of The Bud Depot, told FOX31. Still, something in the trash, pulled out a bear, the staff sees you regularly, they called it a ‘Cheeseburger.’ You say, this time, he broke through the wooden fence in an attempt, in the dumpster. … If the bear could be decided not in the trash, to steal the dumpster. A surveillance camera caught the would-be thief in the act. The bear is rolling the dumpster in front of the fence and several metres across the Parking lot. ‘He has everything in the Rocky Mountain high and I don’t blame him. He knows the good stuff when he sees it, or smells it,’ Garza said.”

AND NOW, A WORD FROM CHARLES…
“Even if terrorists are entitled to no humane treatment, we give it to you, because it is in our nature as a moral and humane people. And if on rare occasions, we do not do that, as occurred in several of the fronts of the war against terror, we are duly disgraced.” – Charles Krauthammer (1950-2018), writing in the Weekly Standard on Dec. 5, 2005.

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? You can register here.

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