The U.S. Congress is on recess until Sept. 9, but rest assured President Donald Trump will not be taking six weeks off. Last week the U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-to-4 decision gave the go ahead to the Trump Administration to transfer $2.5-billion in Pentagon military defense spending to continue construction of a barrier wall along the Mexico/U.S. southern border.
These funds for President Trump’s border wall had previously been denied in spending bills approved by the U.S. House and Senate. Lower federal court injunctions had been filed to deny border wall funding by the military which the Supreme Court overturned. Additional lower court challenges are expected in the future. Of course the president celebrated the SCOTUS ruling.
“Wow! Big VICTORY on the wall. The United States Supreme Court overturns lower court injunction, allows Southern Border Wall to proceed,” President Trump said on Tweeter. “Big WIN for Border Security and the Rule of Law!”
Specifically, the U.S. House of Representatives is standing in the way of any progress toward solving the ongoing border crisis with Mexico. The House refuses to fix lousy immigration/asylum laws that allow illegal immigrants from Central America to flood the border causing this humanitarian emergency.
Now that Congress is out of Washington, they are back in their home districts campaigning to keep their seats in Congress. Some 20-plus members of Congress are running for the Democratic nomination for president. They are doing everything but working on behalf of real Americans. However, there are others in Washington that are working hard to bring light to past situations that occurred during and after Campaign 2016.
Perhaps — just before Congress returns to work in September — look for some fireworks from U.S. Attorney General William Barr and U.S. Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz. Sure-as-shootin’ some hot lead is headed for the Democrats and their crumbling Deep State.
At first Horowitz’s investigative report was thought to be released last May or June, but new developments pushed it back to early September.
In a revealing interview, ultra-conservative U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) said last week on FOX News that he had spoken to Horowitz about his investigation.
“I think that we will get the IG’s report probably sometime right after Labor Day (Sept. 2),” said Ratcliffe. With Congress returning on September 9 what better time would there be to release this ticking time bomb that has been building a head of steam for months.
The Democrats will return to their constant badgering and harassment of President Trump, but all of a sudden some reality is about to sink in and it will sting the Democrats hard. Sometimes timing is everything.
According to a news story in the Washington Examiner, Horowitz began his investigation in March 2018 to learn if the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI acted improperly in their filing of four Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act applications that were approved to legally allow spying upon members of President Trump’s campaign staff beginning in October 2016.
The delay in Horowitz’s report came about due to a two-day meeting with Horowitz’s legal staff and Christopher Steele, the author of the infamous and totally discredited Trump Dossier, in London during President Trump’s state visit to the United Kingdom last June.
“The applications relied heavily upon the unverified dossier compiled by Steele, who was hired by Fusion GPS. The opposition research firm was hired by Marc Elias of the Perkins Coie Law Firm at the behest of the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. Steele’s Democratic benefactors were not revealed to the FISA Court,” wrote Daniel Chaitin in the Washington Examiner.
Simultaneously, Barr’s “investigation into the investigators” is also underway and he says he is working closely with Horowitz, who in his impending report may recommend prosecutions of those involved. It is the role of the attorney general to convene a federal grand jury to look at the evidence and bring indictments on those responsible for using a fraudulent document as reason to spy upon American citizens in an illegal attempt to derail the Trump campaign for president and then the Trump Administration.
Meanwhile, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC), has promised a “deep dive” into the origins of the Russia-Trump collusion investigation after Horowitz releases his investigative report.
It’s kind of funny that Hillary Clinton has been missing-in-action lately.
About the Author Britt Nelson relocated to Costa Rica in 2011 from Florida, where he served as news editor for the Palatka Daily News, a newspaper owned by the New York Times Regional Newspaper Group (NYT-RNG) for 20 years.
Nelson served the NYT-RNG for 18 years in Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina and Florida as a correspondent, reporter, staff writer, senior staff writer training new reporters, copy editor, page designer, editorial writer, editorial page editor and editorial board member