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CPS Removes Two of Jenelle Evans Kids From Her Home

CPS Removes Two of Jenelle Evans Kids From Her Home

 

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Columbus County Child Protective Services have removed two of Jenelle Evans’ children from her home following her husband, David Eason’s horrific dog killing incident in early May.

Reportedly, Jenelle’s 9-year-old son, Jace and her 4-year-old son, Kaiser, have been taken into CPS custody — sources connected to Jenelle tell TMZ.

According to CPS orders, the former MTV star, who has partial custody of her 9-year-old — can not return to Jenelle’s home to visit.

Jenelle’s mother has custody of Jace and Jenelle has visitation rights, but CPS has halted all visits to Jenelle’s home because of the dog-killing incident.

On Friday, CPS removed Jenelle’s 4-year-old son, Kaiser, and placed him in the custody of his biological father, Nathan Griffin, until CPS concludes their investigation. Kaiser witnessed David beat and kill the family’s French bulldog.

Sources tell TMZ that the couple’s 2-year-old daughter, Ensley, remains in the home because authorities are afraid to enter the property given David’s temper and arsenal of weapons.

As reported, MTV fired Jenelle Evans from Teen Mom 2, over David’s dog killing incident. 

Mueller ‘is going to testify’

Mueller ‘is going to testify’

 

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Rep. Adam Schiff, Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said Sunday on ABC’s This Week that having special counsel Robert Mueller testify on his findings was of paramount importance.

“The American people have a right to hear what the man who did the investigation has to say and we now know we certainly can’t rely on the attorney general who misrepresented his conclusions,” Schiff said. “So he is going to testify.” He also justified potential contempt charges against Trump officials. “We’re are going have to use that device if necessary, we’re going to have to use the power of the purse if necessary,” he said. “We’re going to have to enforce our ability to do oversight.”

Schiff also defended the fines Democrats are considering levying against Trump administration officials who refuse to cooperate with House committees’ investigations to enforce contempt actions. “I think if you fine someone $25,000 a day […] until they comply, it gets their attention.” About the refusal to cooperate, he said that “here, the Trump administration has decided to say a blanket no; no to any kind of oversight whatsoever, no witnesses, no documents, no nothing, claiming executive privilege over things that it knows there is no basis for.”

Democrats had set a target date of May 15 for Mueller’s testimony, but acknowledged last week that he was unlikely to appear this week because of the refusals from Attorney General William Barr and Trump. So when he will be testifying is unclear, but his appearance is inevitable, says Schiff.

Trump Unleashes Morning Tweetstorm In A Panic Over Leaks From Mueller’s Team

Trump Unleashes Morning Tweetstorm In A Panic Over Leaks From Mueller’s Team

 

According to The Washington Post, Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team prepared each section of the report with its own summary, with the belief each would be made available to the public, a U.S. official said. Investigators with Mueller’s team are not pleased with Attorney General William Barr after he only released a brief cherry-picked summary of the highly anticipated report. Following Barr’s summary, Trump falsely declared himself to be “exonerated” even though Mueller said in his report that it doesn’t exonerate the president from obstruction of justice. Mueller’s team has been leak-proof for over two years now, but apparently, Barr’s actions have changed that.

“There was immediate displeasure from the team when they saw how the attorney general had characterized their work instead,” the official told the Post, and added that Mueller’s office prepared their summaries in “a way that minimum redactions, if any, would have been necessary, and the work would have spoken for itself.” Mueller’s investigators found obstruction of justice evidence to be “alarming and significant,”

That seems to have set Trump off this morning as he launched another tweetstorm.

But first, he changed the GOP’s slogan from the “party of health care” to the “party of the American dream.”

Then, Trump tried to put a spin on the economy even though signs are pointing to it slowing down.

Then, of course, he called the Russia probe a ‘witch hunt.’

Democrats want to see the Mueller report. In fact, Trump previously said that everyone should be able to see it but now he’s quickly backpedaling.

We don’t know what polling Trump is referring to because even most Republicans want the full report released. Trump is panicking over the report, obviously, and according to the leak, his nervousness is warranted.

‘We’re about to get crushed by this’ says Republican of debt ceiling, budget fights with Trump

‘We’re about to get crushed by this’ says Republican of debt ceiling, budget fights with Trump

 

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The most predictable political crises of every year—debt ceiling and budget—are heating up again in Washington, with everyone very well aware that they have to be figured out by the end of the summer, and no one feeling confident that that can happen with Donald Trump in the White House. Without a budget agreement by then, the automatic cuts of more than $100 billion from 2011’s Budget Control Act will kick in. That’s child’s play compared to the global economic catastrophe threatened by a potential default on U.S. debt if the ceiling isn’t raised by this fall.

One senior Republican congressional aide told CNN, “It’s one of those cartoonish anvil-over-head moments. […] We all look around knowingly like ‘Man, we’re about to get crushed by this,’ but nobody’s really sure how to get out from underneath it right now.” It doesn’t help at all that former Freedom Caucus maniac Mick Mulvaney, who never saw a political hostage he didn’t like, is now running the White House.

It means that Trump won’t even agree with fellow Republicans on something as obvious and important as disaster relief. “If we can’t do this, what the heck can we do on something much bigger?” said Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby after talking to Mulvaney. “I hope this is not a preview of coming events.” He apparently got nowhere with Trump’s guy. “This is the longest I remember I’ve ever seen something this important not be resolved,” Shelby added. “But I said, ‘This is small—very important, but small—compared to what we’re going to have to face if we don’t get some direction.’”

Shelby seems to have little belief that Trump understands just how big a deal this could be. To that end, he told CNN, “he and his staff are working on a document with the Congressional Budget Office and the Office of Management and Budget that lays out the effects plainly for all to see” to take to Trump. It’s going to have to be very short and have a lot of pictures if it’s going to make any dent on him. Democrat Chuck Schumer’s solution is for Congress to just do its thing and present it to Trump as a done deal. “I think that the only way we’ll get a budget is the way we’ve gotten one the last two years, if the President stays out of it,” Schumer told CNN. “I think if you talk to my Republican colleagues, and they told you what they’re telling us, they’d tell you the same thing.”

Huckabee Sanders: Democrats In Congress Are Too Stupid To Understand Trump’s Taxes Anyway

Huckabee Sanders: Democrats In Congress Are Too Stupid To Understand Trump’s Taxes Anyway

 

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders dismissed calls for Trump’s tax returns on Fox News Sunday that by saying that she doesn’t think “this group of congressmen and women are smart enough” to vet the president’s tax records. So, now that Democrats have the House, she thinks Congress is too stupid to understand his taxes. Sanders’ boss has repeatedly said he would release his tax returns but that was before he took office, and now, he refuses to release them. She also alleged that it would be “dangerous” for Trump to go with the decades-long custom of presidents releasing their tax returns.

“This is a dangerous, dangerous road, and frankly, Chris, I don’t think Congress, particularly not this group of congressmen and women, are smart enough to look through the thousands of pages that I would assume that president trumps taxes will be,” Sanders told Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace. “My guess is most of them don’t do their own taxes and I certainly don’t trust them to look through the decades of success that the president has and determine anything.”

Watch:

House Democrats, the ones Sanders thinks are stupid, formally requested the former reality show star’s tax returns. Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.) asked IRS Commissioner Charles Retig to turn over six years of Trump’s personal and business tax records, which, after all of the conflicts of interest we’re witnessing, isn’t a strange request.

Neal had to send a second letter on Saturday to extend the deadline to turn over Trump’s taxes until April 23rd. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he expects the Treasury to respond to Neal by that date, but then he went on to call the deadline “arbitrary.”

When Barack Obama was running for re-election in 2012, Donald Trump called the president a “terrible student” and demanded that he release his academic records to the public. However, the headmaster at New York Military Academy got an order from his boss to find Trump’s academic records and help to bury them. Trump also dogged Obama for years over his racist birther conspiracy theory, but now, demanding to see his taxes, as he promised he’d do, is considered ‘dangerous.’

Republicans would have had a collective hissy fit for years if Obama had refused to release his taxes.

Trump now wants to take $1.5 billion in defense funding to throw at his stupid border wall

Trump now wants to take $1.5 billion in defense funding to throw at his stupid border wall

 

The House Armed Services Committee is already on the record opposing the administration’s move in “reprogramming” Defense Department funds to build Donald Trump’s stupid border wall, but officials are pursuing it anyway, because congressional authority is for suckers. An administration that already feels it is above oversight has no qualms about continuing to sidestep Congress. The Washington Post is reporting that “The Pentagon will shift $1.5 billion for President Trump’s border wall from programs that include a nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile system and a plane that provides surveillance and communications to fighter jets while airborne, according to a Defense Department document obtained by The Washington Post.”

If the administration feels that the Defense Department can do without that $1.5 billion in funding, there’s about a thousand other useful things it could go to, such as, oh, making sure schoolchildren don’t have lunch debt or reinstituting a program that kept migrant families out of detention. The administration ended that one because it was supposedly too expensive, but in reality, the Family Case Management Program cost “just $36 per day per family, compared to $319 per day per person for family detention.” A far cry from $1.5 billion.

Certainly, those congressional Republicans who are constantly crying about national security will be the first to push back against the administration, right? So far congressional Democrats seem to be the only ones making a fuss. Reports the Post, “The reprogramming has angered Democratic lawmakers, who say it amounts to the administration sidestepping congressional authority to pay for a Trump campaign promise.”

It was really more of a racist campaign chant developed by various Trump aides to bash immigrants, and that’s all it still is. When the audience gets bored, bust out the old “Who’s gonna pay for it? Mexico!” the way an ‘80s artist busts out their one hit. It’s just that “Who’s going to pay for the wall? American taxpayers!” doesn’t quite roll off the tongue.

Trump Kicks Off The Week By Taking To Twitter To Yell At Puerto Rico Again

Trump Kicks Off The Week By Taking To Twitter To Yell At Puerto Rico Again

Donald Trump woke up on Monday to lash out at the world over the Mueller report, then targeted Puerto Rico again. Trump, of course, sent out fact-free tweets to claim that the U.S. territory “has been given more money by Congress for Hurricane Disaster Relief, 91 Billion Dollars, than any State in the history of the U.S.” But, that figure is false.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), said that as of the end of last year, Puerto Rico had actually received about $11.2 billion in disaster relief payments since 2017. The ‘President’ should already know that. A senior administration official told FactCheck in April that Trump is including future FEMA costs “over the life of the disaster,” which can stretch decades. Far more was spent after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans.

Twitter users took the former reality show star to school.

Trump has cited that misleading figure on multiple occasions. Trump’s trade war has harmed farmers and now he wants to bail them out over the problem he created.

Jacob Wohl Tries To Stage A Fake Protest Against Himself, But He Immediately Goes Down In Flames

Jacob Wohl Tries To Stage A Fake Protest Against Himself, But He Immediately Goes Down In Flames

 

Conservative activist clowns Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman have pulled quite a few stunts but they always end up being spectacular self-owns. The dashing duo said that they were going to hold a press conference on Wednesday to prove that they did not fabricate an allegation of sexual assault against 2020 Democratic candidate, and Mayor of South Bend, Pete Buttigieg.

The smear campaign against Buttigieg previously backfired when they tried to recruit gay conservative men to make false #MeToo allegations against Buttigieg. One of the men, a Trump supporter, denied the stories, and Burkman and Wohl apparently set up false Internet accounts using the young man’s name. Today is no different because they’re at it again as Burkman took to Twitter to warn against “leftist protesters” who are planning to ambush their press conference.

“Hundreds of leftist protestors are set to descend on our Wednesday Press conference,” Burkman tweeted.

“We WILL NOT surrender to the mob! We’ve called in extra security to guard our safety and that of our partners in the media,” he added.

Oooo, sounds scary! Except that the event page links back to Jacob Wohl’s email address.

Twitter users LOL’d.

Burkman previously held a press conference set up to smear special counsel Robert Mueller, but the conservative activist’s zipper was down.

Eventbrite ended up deleting the duo’s page, telling Mediaite that “the activity associated with this account constituted a violation of our policy around inauthentic content.”

So, the two geniuses tried to stake a fake protest against themselves in order to feign relevance while smearing Mayor Pete. As The Daily Beast notes, before Burkman tweeted about the fake protest, no other Twitter account had promoted the event page. It’s almost as if these two guys just aren’t very bright.

Trump Doubles Down On Fantasy ‘Trade Wars Are So Good And Easy To Win’ Experts Say Different

Trump Doubles Down On Fantasy ‘Trade Wars Are So Good And Easy To Win’ Experts Say Different

 

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Fox’s Chris Wallace actually got Trump’s economic adviser Larry Kudlow to admit on air that Donald Trump doesn’t have a clue how tariffs actually work.

Now #brokeahontas, Trump’s newest trending Twitter handle, has no idea how things are actually paid for in this life, because paying bills is not his thing. That’s for the plebes like you and me, who don’t have the benefit of tax laws that allow us to weasel out of our obligations and welch on all our responsibilities, and do it multiple times, no less.

Americans are going to pay dearly for Trump’s trade war fantasies. That was evident long ago, but now the topic is heating up, since Mango Moron announced on Friday that tariffs would be raised on $200 billion of goods from China from 10 percent to 25 percent. The Chinese government is of course retaliating. Cover your head and duck, because this is not going to be pleasant.

Meanwhile, people who actually know a thing or two about how the economy and  international trade really work, are weighing in and it is worrisome to say the least, how wide the gap is between Trump’s simplistic notions and the actual ways of the world.

Trump lies like the proverbial rug. Remember his now-famous line, “If you just say it, they’ll believe it. I don’t know why, but they do.” That’s his philosophy of life, in a nutshell.

Here’s some more winning.

The Oval Office is occupied by a sociopath suffering from Dunning-Kruger effect (see my other post this morning) and he honestly believes that if he just tells a convincing enough lie that people will buy it and he’ll do just fine — and why wouldn’t he believe it? It got him to the highest office in the land via television, on a career with zero elective office, not even a seat in student council in high school.

Too bad this is real life and there’s a terrible price to be paid for this folly and you and I are picking up the tab. Trump is borrowing money from the Department of Defense budget to subsidize the farmers and so we lose on taxes — and I pray to God the farmers have enough sense not to vote for this moron a second time. If they do, they have a death wish, plain and simple. Here’s a good synopsis of how Trump is screwing the very people who voted for him.

And bear this in mind about Larry Kudlow: back in the nineties, he was snorting rails of cocaine at Bear Stearns and making light of the signs that were clearly pointing to the 2008 housing bubble. So if Kudlow thinks we’re in trouble here, now, you can take it to the bank that things are one hell of a lot worse than you thought, and about to get worse still.

Arkansas senator shrugs off farmers going belly up from Trump tariffs: ‘Some people will sacrifice’

Arkansas senator shrugs off farmers going belly up from Trump tariffs: ‘Some people will sacrifice’

 

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Republican Sen. Tom Cotton appeared on CBS This Morning as part of a promotional book tour and was asked about Donald Trump’s latest round of trade war tariffs. Trump has promised $15 billion in new bailout funds for struggling U.S. farmers to counter the fallout from his tariffs, in addition to the $12 billion he’s already doled out.

So how did Cotton react to the struggling farmers back home in Arkansas? With a shrug. Even worse, he used U.S. troops as a shield, noting that they make bigger sacrifices than other people. Listen to Cotton shrug off U.S. farmers losing their shirts.

NORAH O’DONNELL: Senator, I want to ask you about the trade negotiations that are going on right now. There was just recently a University of Arkansas study, from your home state, that said retaliatory tariffs by China could end up hurting many farmers in your state. Is President Trump hurting the Americans he promised to help?

TOM COTTON: So, these tariffs are gonna end up hurting both China east and some Americans, I’ll grant you that. I think they’ll ultimately hurt the Chinese more than the will the Americans, in part because Chinese companies and their government have been cheating the United States for so long. They will be some sacrifice on the part of Americans, I grant you that. But, I would also say that sacrifice is pretty minimal compared to the sacrifices that our soldiers make overseas, that our fallen heroes who are laid to rest at Arlington make, and are right about sacred duty.

GAYLE KING: Well, you can’t compare those two sacrifices. …

TOM COTTON: When I’m home in Arkansas, I hear from farmers who are worried about opening up new markets and getting their products to market. But, they also understand that China is a serious competitor to the United States and wants to displace us around the world. And they look at the sacrifices that soldiers, sailors, airmen and the Marines make around the world and they are willing to bear some of the sacrifices in the short term. Hopefully in the long term ensure our prosperity and security.

JOHN DICKERSON: Why not tell them that on the front end? Why not tell them this sacrifice and the higher prices your going to have to pay are a part of this conflict as opposed to saying what’s not true, which is China’s going to pay these tariffs to the treasury?

TOM COTTON: Well, China will ultimately be paying a price for these because Americans may be shifting their consumption or their investment decisions away from Chinese products that have oftentimes been dumped in the United States. You know we have Arkansans who are benefiting from these tariffs as well. You know, in eastern Arkansas we have one of the largest steel production areas now in the country, they obviously are doing very well. Again, I’m not going to say that no one is going to make a sacrifice, but in the long term that effort is to make sure the United States remains pre-eminent as a global superpower both in the economic and the security.

Summarizing Tom Cotton, “some of you may die, but that’s a sacrifice I’m willing to make.”

For the record, economic experts far and wide have been advising against these tariffs from the start and are loudly warning of the dire economic impact.

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