Suing Trump: A federal judge has ruled that 200 Democratic Congressman have standing to sue Trump “for allegedly violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution by doing business with foreign governments while in office.” His Orangeness is said to have “received foreign government favors, such as Chinese government trademarks for his companies, payments for hotel rooms and event-space rentals by representatives of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, and proceeds from Chinese or Emirati-linked government purchases of office space in Trump Tower“.
Investigating Kavanaugh: I’m not going to rehash all of Friday’s insanity, but Trump has apparently said that the FBI “can do whatever they have to do” in the week remaining until the final vote. I guess we’ll see. Meanwhile, both the DA and the chief of police for Montgomery County say they stand ready to investigate any sexual assault allegations against SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh – should any victim come forward. Speaking of Kavanaugh, his third accuser, Julie Swetnick apparently has an “extensive history of involvement in legal disputes, including a lawsuit in which an ex-employer accused her of falsifying her college and work history on her job application.” I think we can probably disregard this woman going forward.
2020: Surprising exactly no one, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D) told a crowd Saturday that she would “take a hard look at running for President” after the Nov 6 midterms.
2020: Former Mayor of San Antonio and HUD Secretary Julian Castro has announced that he’ll probably make a decision on a 2020 run in early 2019.
2020/2024: In a sign that he’s ready if Trump hands over the baton in 2020 or 2024, Kanye West (R-Dragon Energy) launched into a rant defending the president after an SNL appearance last week. West wore a MAGA hat and told a crowd of booing latte-sipping liberals that Democrats had a clever plan to take the fathers out of the home and put them on welfare. Sounds legit…..