The House Rules Committee has teed up a vote on a resolution put forth by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) to ‘encourage’ the Justice Department to release documents subpoenaed by Congress…months ago.
The documents of concern are of course related to the FISA Warrant program and the FBI’s use of a confidential informant embedded in the Trump campaign.
Though unenforceable on its own, Meadows’ resolution rests on the threat of impeaching Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein if the docs fail to be delivered by July 6.
We know it’s a novel concept, but perhaps Congress does, in fact, have the power the Founders actually intended in the Constitution. Do it!
Here’s more from Washington Examiner…
The House plans to vote this week on a new resolution from a House Republican who has been pressing the Justice Department for a pile of documents for months — a sign that the back-and-forth between the agency and Trump-allied lawmakers is heating back up.
The House Rules Committee is set to meet Wednesday afternoon to agree on the terms of the debate, meaning the resolution by Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., could come to the floor as early as Thursday.
The text of the Meadows resolution, which is unenforceable, replaces a similar resolution that passed by the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.
President Donald Trump blasted the DOJ and FBI for failing to turn over documents related to the ‘Witch Hunt’ investigation to Congress.
At issue are over 25,000 documents not turned over despite a nine-months-old request from Congress to do so.
Trump tweeted: “I have tried to stay uninvolved with the Department of Justice and FBI (although I do not legally have to), because of the now totally discredited and very expensive Witch Hunt currently going on. But you do have to ask why the DOJ & FBI aren’t giving over requested documents?”
It’s a valid question that goes to the heart of the Constitution.
Are ‘we the people’ (i.e. Congress) the most powerful branch of government or not?
Clearly the DOJ doesn’t think so despite an oath to defend that same Constitution.
Here’s more from Daily Caller…
President Donald Trump expressed his anger Monday at the Department of Justice and the FBI for not being forthcoming with documents to the Congress.
Trump’s tweet appears to be in response to a segment on Fox and Friends early Monday morning with Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows who lamented the difficulty Congress has had in extracting documents and information from the DOJ and the FBI.
Looks like the leftist notion of minimum wage hikes and overregulation are forcing Starbucks’ corporate decision makers to close approximately 150 locations.
Despite the big PR bias-training maneuver, the over-saturated coffee chain is now focusing on moving its development to rural and suburban areas closing locations often found in “major metro areas where increases in wage and occupancy and other regulatory requirements” are hurting the bottom line, according to CEO Kevin Johnson.
“Now, in a lot of ways, it’s middle America and the South that presents an opportunity.” It’s funny how that works.
Perhaps they’ll find some prime real estate…just next door to Chick Fil A.
Here’s more from Hotair…
A ubiquitous as Starbucks appears to be, their growth has begun slowing of late, and not just because of public-relations disasters like the one that took place in Philadelphia. Existing-store sales have been declining over the past several years and especially over the last two, Bloomberg reports, prompting CEO Kevin Johnson to start shutting down some stores while looking for greener pastures elsewhere. And guess what one key criterion for these closures might be?
Although business abroad has been booming and the chain has been opening more and more cafes, U.S. sales growth has stalled for the company that brought espresso to the masses. With about 14,000 stores domestically, Starbucks is now pumping the brakes on licensed and company-operated locations, with a renewed focus on rural and suburban areas—not over-caffeinated urban neighborhoods where locals already joke that the next Starbucks will open inside an existing store.
The closing stores are often in “major metro areas where increases in wage and occupancy and other regulatory requirements” are making them unprofitable, Johnson said. “Now, in a lot of ways, it’s middle America and the South that presents an opportunity.”