What Does He Know? Ross Dumps Stocks, Buys Treasuries After “Ethics Warning”

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has been reprimanded by federal ethics officials for failing to sell individual stocks that he had agreed to divest within three months of his confirmation (he was confirmed in February 2017), creating “the potential for a serious criminal violation.” Claiming that…

Justice Department Defies Judge To Appeal AT&T-Time Warner Merger Approval

As it turns out, The DOJ isn’t ready to let a federal judge’s decision to kill its challenge to the AT&T-Time Warner merger go unchallenged. As a reminder, Judge Leon advised the government not to seek a stay of the ruling to prevent the DOJ…

LIVE: FBI LISA PAGE RISKS CRIMINAL CHARGES FOR IGNORING CONGRESSIONAL SUBPOENA ON TRUMP TEXTS

Under current federal law, it’s a criminal offense to refuse to appear before Congress when summoned or to commit perjury before a congressional committee. http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2007/04/house_arrest.html Peter Strzok’s Out of Scope Polygraph https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4738037/peter-strzoks-scope-polygraph GOHMERT: To your knowledge. Did you not know that Bruce Ohr was meeting…

Trump’s Zero Tolerance Approach Goes Beyond the Border

Expand Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainees arrive at FCI Victorville federal prison in Victorville, California, U.S. June 8, 2018. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon   The Trump administration’s separation of immigrant families at the border has provoked justifiable public outrage and widespread condemnation. But new data…

Most Don’t Want to Get Rid of ICE

A growing number of Democrats are calling for abolishing the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, but even among voters in their own party, there’s not much support for the idea. Maybe that’s because voters think the government needs to be even more aggressive…

Why Did FRED Suddenly Discontinue Reporting On The Fed’s Balance Sheet Normalization?

In the interests of transparency at The ‘New’ Federal Reserve, The St.Louis Fed has decided, suddenly and without warning, to discontinue the production of The Fed’s balance sheet size from its FRED website. h/t @MichaelLebowitz And while the data is still available on various data…

Fed Test Fails Deutsche Bank, Forces JPMorgan, Goldman, Four Others to Limit Payouts

Tougher Federal Reserve stress tests forced six U.S. banks to scale back proposals for doling out more cash to shareholders, while failing Deutsche Bank on qualitative grounds: The Fed failed the U.S. subsidiary of Deutsche Bank AG, citing “widespread and critical deficiencies” in its planning, limiting…

50% Say No to Living in a Sanctuary Community

A federal judge ruled earlier this month that the Trump administration cannot deny Philadelphia grant money because of its status as a sanctuary city that protects illegal immigrants from federal immigration authorities. Half of voters continue to oppose their community declaring itself a sanctuary community,…

Court Sets Hearing on Motion to Compel Email Testimony from Hillary Clinton

Hearing in Judicial Watch Lawsuit Set for October 11 (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced a federal court ordered a hearing for Thursday, October 11, 2018, on a motion to compel testimony about the email practices of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The order…

TRUMP SUPPORTS MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION ENDING FEDERAL BAN

Trump says he is likely to support ending blanket federal ban on marijuana http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-marijuana-20180608-story.html President Trump Signals Support for Easing Ban on Marijuana http://time.com/5306881/donald-trump-marijuana/ DOJ watchdog says report on Clinton investigation due June 14 https://www.politico.com/story/2018/06/07/fbi-clinton-investigation-watchdog-inspector-general-report-release-date-632412 Ex-Senate aide James Wolfe, accused of lying, goes before judge…