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JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

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In other news, fired State Department Inspector General Steve Linick was working on five ongoing investigations before he was terminated according to his private testimony to Congress.

Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal reports that Trump wanted to fire Defense Secretary Mark Esper last week but his advisers and Republicans in Congress talked him out of it.

Congressional Republicans probably told him there's no way they could confirm someone else before the election.

Finally, the Trump regime may impose tariffs on plywood imported from Vietnam because some Brain Genius industry types are asking for it.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department on Wednesday said it would examine whether hardwood plywood imports completed in Vietnam using Chinese components are circumventing U.S. duties on imports from China in a move that could see Vietnamese imports facing similar duties.

In a statement, Commerce said it was initiating the inquiries in response to requests from the Coalition for Fair Trade in Hardwood Plywood, which represents an array of U.S. plywood makers in North Carolina and Oregon.

If the probe shows Vietnamese producers were circumventing existing anti-dumping or countervailing duties, Commerce said it would instruct U.S. Customs officials to begin collecting cash deposits on plywood from Vietnam.

You know what would really get our economic recovery going? Some more tariffs that won't actually boost business or hiring for the affected industry while costing other industries more money. What didn't I think of that?

The good news is it's unlikely this will happen before we have a chance to replace Trump.