Law And Order

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Rob Rogers)

In other news, New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt says Mike Pence was 'on standby' to assume the role of the presidency when Trump made that unexpected visit to Walter Reed last year.

Meanwhile, Senate Republicans say they're going to introduce a small stimulus bill next week. It looks like it will be their dinky $500 billion proposal, not the $1.3 trillion the White House just endorsed.

Finally, DACA recipients and immigration advocates are challenging the Trump regime's latest policy in court because it doesn't follow the Supreme Court's recent ruling in favor of DACA and because DHS Secretary Chad Wolf was illegally appointed to his position.

More than a month after the ruling, acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf announced the program would limit renewals to one year instead of two and still not accept new applicants. Immigrant advocates, lawyers and lawmakers denounced the move, criticizing the delay and arguing the move ran afoul of the Supreme Court's order. [...]

Plaintiffs in the case also take issue with the appointment of Wolf, who they argue was "improperly designated as Acting DHS Secretary and thus lacked the authority to issue the Wolf Memorandum."

A government watchdog report similarly found that Wolf's appointment was invalid. Trump has since announced the nomination of Wolf to serve as Homeland Security secretary.

  • Pence says he “Doesn’t remember” being put on standby to take over. He doesn’t say it didn’t happen but attempts to suggest that without a blatant lie. Of course, you’d have to be ginormously stupid to believe that he wouldn’t remember such a thing.

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    • Conventional wisdom seems to be congealing around the idea that Donald Trump had a TIA. It’s certainly possible, but it’s also idle speculation.

    • Given the opportunity to do something, Rs will always choose to do as little as possible. Always.

    • This could be a fun (“fun”) case to watch. The plaintiffs have a solid case, but lately, having a good case on the merits sometimes isn’t enough.