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Trump’s legal team has responded to Miller’s request for an interview
President Trump’s legal team calls the special counsel to wrap up the investigation, chief White House correspondent John Roberts reports.
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On the roster: Trump’s legal Department responds to the Mueller interview, request time – out: Smart art – Dems voice-over device and a liberal Challenger – NY Rep. Collins indicted on insider-trading charges – don’t you see it!
TRUMP’S LEGAL DEPARTMENT RESPONDS TO THE MUELLER INTERVIEW REQUEST
Fox News: “President Trump‘s legal team said Wednesday they have answered, Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s request for an interview with the President as part of a probe into Russia’s interference in the election of 2016. “We have responded in writing to the recent proposal from the Office of Special Counsel with respect to their request to interview the President,” said Jay Sekulow, a power of attorney for the President. ‘It is not appropriate at this time to comment publicly on the content of the answer.’ Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for Trump in a statement, reiterated calls for an end to the Russia-probe. … “We are saying what we have been saying for months: it’s time for the Office of Special Counsel, the completion of the investigation without any further delay.’ Sources have told Fox News that the letter would turn especially down any trump-Müller-meeting all questions relating to obstruction of justice would include. Earlier Monday, Giuliani would not go into the details of your offer, but he told Fox News: “It is not a rejection, but at the same time, it’s not a completely unreasonable position. I see a way in the [Müller] agree.” Giuliani acknowledged that Müller could try to subpoena the President, if an agreement for an interview has not worked out. The President’s lawyers have repeatedly declared that they will fight to trump any attempt by a subpoena.”
Report: leaked document shows Putin put Trump in the field of arms control – the Political: “Vladimir Putin presented President Donald Trump with a series of requests, during their private meeting in Helsinki last month, including new discussions on the control of nuclear weapons and the prohibition of weapons in space, according to a Russian document obtained by POLITICO. One side of the issues proposed for the negotiations, not previously made public, provides new insights into the substance of the July 16 dialogue, said to have Trump’s top Advisor, they were inaugurated in the time. Putin informed the content of the document with trump during their two-hour conversation, according to a US government consultant, provided an English translation. POLITICALLY, also, a rating, a Russian version of the document bearing the header in Cyrillic ” dialogue on the question of arms control.’ The person that the document he received POLITICALLY by Russian officials, who described it as the, what was Putin gives Trump in Helsinki.”
Graham warns of the end of the Mueller investigation could be damaging, the GOP-elections – appeal: “Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday night that he has told President Donald Trump, that the end of the special counsel investigation, Robert S. Mueller III would undermine the GOP’s chances in November. The South Carolina Republican who played golf with trump on Sunday in New Jersey, and discussed several issues with the President, was asked to interfere on the investigation of the Russian efforts, the 2016 presidential elections on a Monday evening event, organized by the Greenville County Republican party. “Have to Trump the question? It must be mentioned that about 20 times,’ Graham joked in response to a viewer question about the end of the Mueller probe. Graham said that his message was Trump, in part over the reality of what the Republicans could be in November, when the Miller probe is affected by the actions of trump administration, or congressional Republicans.”
THE RULES: RIVALRY
“Reasons have been already given to induce a supposition that the state governments will, of course, also prone to a rivalship with that of the Union, the Foundation of which is the love of power; and that in a contest between the Federal head and one of the members, the people, are the most apt to unite with their local government.” – Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 25
TIME-OUT: SMART ART
Smithsonian: “ Randall White, a paleontologist at New York University, the art is anything other than a luxury. One of the leading experts in Paleolithic art and the author of Prehistoric art: The Symbolic journey of mankind, White suggests that the social and symbolic phenomenon are just as important as the kind of ways that you can win, your material existence…the art of adaptive value.’ In the course of his career, White has studied the majestic cave art, which began to appear in the human cultural record around 40,000 years ago – at the same time, he argues that the first Homo sapiens arrived in what is now Europe, and were faced with another two-legged, intelligent homonin species, the Neanderthals. Was to make art, is crucial for the social cohesion that enabled our early human ancestors, the transition to the European continent? “It may also have to do with art, the role in society, says the ability for social solidarity, for identity, for people to see themselves as part of the same population,” White.”
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Trump job performance
Average Approval: 41.2 Percent
The average of the rejection: 53%
Net Rating: -11.8 Points
Change from a week ago: 0.4 points
[On average contains: Gallup: 41% approve – 54% lean; IBD: 41% approve – 50% refuse; NPR/PBS/Marist: 41% approve – 51% oppose; Quinnipiac University: 38% approve – 58% lean; NBC/WSJ: 45% approve – 52% disapprove.]
Control of the house
Republican Average: 41.4 Percent
Democratic Average: 48 Percent
Advantage: Democrats plus 6.6 points
Change from a week ago: the democratic advantage is minus 1.6 points
[On average contains: IBD: 45% Dems, 45% of GOP; NPR/PBS/Marist: 47% Dems and 40% GOP; Quinnipiac University: 51% Dems, 39% of GOP; NBC/WSJ: 49% Dems 43% GOP; Fox News: 48% Dems and 40% GOP.]
DEMS VOICE DEVICE OVER LIBERAL CHALLENGER
WaPo: “the democratic party of The left the rebellion to its limits Tuesday evening took place, with voters in favor of the establishment candidate over a more liberal Challenger in almost every closely watched-races in several States. In Michigan, former state senator, Gretchen Whitmer, easily won the democratic nomination for Governor on Abdul El-Sayed, a doctor, supported by sen Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to compete for who was the country’s first Muslim Governor. In a suburb of the house districts of the middle West, the left-wing candidates, Democrats lost support by party leaders, abortion rights groups and trade unions. And in St. Louis, where the party’s giant-Slayer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez traveled to the other to help young insurgent candidate to overthrow an incumbent, Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) cruised to a simple PV-victory over Challenger Cori Bush. Six weeks after Ocasio-Cortez, a stunned Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY), signs of a tea party movement in the Democratic party would throw winnable races to far-left candidates seem to be fading. Instead, the party-establishment ideas such as the expansion of the Affordable Care Act, has adopted the space between their leader and their effects shrinks.”
Ohio by-election too close to call – Weekly Standard: “With a slender lead and votes still being counted, the Republicans seem to have skirted outright disaster… their candidate, state senator, Troy Balderson, is less than 1 percent, or 1,754 votes—far away from the comfortable lead of 36 per cent, of the district, the former Congressman, Pat Tiberi nniger, received in the year of 2016. … While Balderson and associated Republican groups were quick to publicly celebrate a victory, his Democratic opponent, Danny O’connor, has not conceded the race. Ohio secretary of state John Husted said Tuesday night that it 3,435 provisional ballots and 5,048 absentee ballots not yet counted. The outstanding voices, to call the race too close to it, and it will take some time to determine the official winner. As CBS notes, Ohio state law election officials from preventing the outstanding ballots to count up to 11 days after an election, in this case, 18. August.”
Kobach leads Kansas gubernatorial primary by a slim margin , Fox News: “Kansas Secretary of state Kris Kobach holds the lead by a razor-thin margin in his state’s Republican gubernatorial primary, when poll workers reported, the unofficial record in the race on Wednesday. With the last outstanding county reporting their results, Kobach Agency publishes a count showed him ahead by only 191 votes – leading incumbent GOP Gov. Jeff Colyer. But Colyer has not yet been displaced. His campaign put out a statement to mention that the race is too close, and noted that provisional ballots must still be counted. The secretary of state’s office, which handles the vote tally, also already on Twitter, that the results are unofficial and preliminary, as well as some hand-counted, paper ballots are not taken into account.”
McMorris Rodgers faces tight race in Washington state – WaPo: “rep Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R Wash.), the No. 4 in house Republican leadership, 47 percent in Tuesday’s jungle primary for your Spokane-area space. She leads her Democratic Challenger, Lisa brown, of 525 votes, or less than half a percentage point. This is a race that was not on the national radar. President Trump won the quarter with 13 points, and McMorris Rodgers will likely be in order in the case, but their poor performance is particularly noteworthy, because once Tom Foley‘s district. There is the democratic speaker of the house of representatives, Foley unexpectedly lost re-election in 1994 after a similarly weak showing in this summer to open the primary to Republican George Nethercutt. The wave of the year broke late, and incumbents who don’t think that she was in trouble with washing.”
Ron Estes beats Ron Estes, Kansas Congress-primary – Fox News: “Rep. Ron Estes, R-Kansas, parried an unusual primary challenge Tuesday night, beating… Ron Estes. Estes won the race, after he a challenger for very little money, but have the power in the name of equality. Ron M. Estes, a first-time candidate with no political organization, which described itself as “The Real Ron Estes’ in the lead-up to Tuesday night.”
McCaskill, Hawley set the focus on November – on The hill: “Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) and attorney General Josh Hawley (R) coasted to victory in their respective primaries in Missouri, in the night of Wednesday the establishment of a controversial fight for McCaskill’s Senate seat in November. McCaskill is considered one of the most vulnerable Democrats in the Senate. Missouri President Trump went to almost 19 points in the year 2016, and polls have shown the race to a feast. McCaskill on Tuesday night, extended, debate, challenge to Hawley, to call on him to participate in four town hall-style debates before the election.”
Trump asks John James “future star” of the GOP – Fox News: “President Trump labeled Michigan Republican Senate candidate John James is a” STAR of the future ” of the GOP, after the conservative black-and-Iraq-war-veteran, won his party’s primary Tuesday. “Congratulations” to a STAR of the future of the Republican party, the future Senator John James. A big and bold victory tonight in the Great state of Michigan – the first of many. November can’t fast enough!’ Trump tweeted. James, 37, defeated Sandy Pensler in the GOP primary Tuesday.”
Women’s top 2016 data pack in the nominations for office – CNBC: “a Further round of the 2018 primaries has a strong presence for women candidates. The following primaries in four States fell on Tuesday, the records for women nomination for U.S. house seats and Governor’s offices of both, according to the center for American women and politics at Rutgers University. With some of the races, the Wednesday morning undecided, 182 women spots in the house, elections to the Bundestag, indicative deserved a feast of the previous high of 167 set in 2016. At the state level, women have won 11 primaries for Governor, beating the record of 10 set in 1994. Democrats Gretchen Whitmer and Laura Kelly prevailed in Michigan and Kansas, respectively, on Tuesday. The number of female candidates are likely to grow: 16 women are running for Governor and 94 house seats in States, which have not yet held primaries, according to the elements CAWP. More women to office than ever before this year, both on a state and Federal level.”
NY REP. COLLINS INDICTED ON INSIDER-TRADING CHARGES
Fox News: “New York Republican Rep. Christopher Collins was indicted on insider-trading charges, prosecutors announced Wednesday. “These charges are a reminder that this is a country of laws, and that each stands before the bar of justice,’ Geoffrey Berman, a lawyer for the U.S. Southern District of New York, said at a press conference on Wednesday. The indictment the names of the Congressman’s son, Cameron Collins, and Stephen Zarsky, the father of his son’s fiancee. The fraud counts related to securities held by an Australian biotechnology company called Innate immune therapeutics, where the 68-year-old Congressman served on the board. … Among the charges, the accused, the defendant, multiple counts of securities fraud, along with one count of wire fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count each of making false statements. Prosecutors claim that Collins forward secrets to his son, Cameron, in June of 2017.”
Survey: Americans found, evenly divided, who you want to see win in November – IBD
Sen. Joe Donnelly says he supports the President billion for border wall – is Politically
Special Prosecutor assigned to Virginia Rep. Scott Taylor‘s campaign forgery case – Richmond Times-Dispatch
W. Va. the legislature recommend removal from office of the sitting members of the state Supreme Court – WSJ
The candidate Ben Jealous, snaps at a reporter for the socialism issue – Fox News
United States impose 25 percent duties on additional imports from China in two weeks – Bloomberg
AUDIBLE: IS IT REALLY?
“It is an off-handed F-U, hell Yes, it’s going to help you.” – Brothel-owner and Nevada Republican Assembly candidate Dennis Hof discuss the billboard campaign, which he creates, connects him with Dean Heller and Adam Laxalt. Both men departed from the yard after his primary victory in June.
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DON’T YOU SEE IT!
WVIT: “A woman in Canton [Connecticut] had been the fear on Monday morning when a bear broke into their home. The woman lives in the house on the East Hill Road, said the 400-pound bear broke through a door pushed in her front door and entered her house while she was in bed by 7 p.m. she said she played dead on her bed, as the bear pulled her dresser in her bedroom. After the bear left her bedroom and went to her kitchen, the woman called the police. “I was awake but I heard something and I looked up and he was there,” said the woman on the 911 call. When the officers arrived, the bear was still in the kitchen, but he left the house briefly. Officers turned a round on the bear, went further into the forest, according to police. The police pursued the untagged bear in the woods, but couldn’t find it.”
AND NOW, A WORD FROM CHARLES…
“When in his 1964 GOP acceptance speech, Barry Goldwater declared that “extremism in the defense of liberty is no Vice’, a reporter sits in the heart of a journalist/historian Theodore White famously exclaimed: “My God, he’s going to run as Barry Goldwater!’ … How could anyone (even a journalist, have thought that Goldwater, who later admitted that he always knew that he would lose, it was to run anything other than his vintage, hard-core self? Same for Trump.” – Charles Krauthammer , writing in the Washington Post, 16. June, 2016.
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