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  • National Archives probes Wilbur Ross’ use of private email (Deep State Target or Denizen?)

    10/24/2019 2:41:13 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 10 replies ^ | 10/24/19 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    The National Archives and Records Administration has launched an investigation into Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’ use of private email for official business, according to a letter made public this week. The inquiry was triggered by an unflattering profile of Ross last month in The Washington Post, which cited government-related emails the watchdog group Democracy Forward received from Ross’ private account. The group obtained the messages through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. Story Continued Below “The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has become aware of a potential unauthorized disposition of U.S. Department of Commerce records,” Archives official Laurence Brewer...
  • Wilbur Ross: Left-wing media trying to 'trigger a recession'

    09/27/2019 4:22:21 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies
    Fox Business ^ | September 27 2019 | Jonathan Garber
    Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says liberal news organizations are ratcheting up recession fears in an effort to derail President Trump’s 2020 reelection bid. “A lot of the left-wing media are trying very desperately to encourage consumers to trigger a recession,” Ross told “WSJ at Large with Gerry Baker.” “I think they realize that's probably the only way they can hope to beat President Trump in 2020.” In mid-August, a widely followed recession indicator flashed a warning. The spread between the U.S. 2-year and 10-year yields turned negative for the first time since 2007, indicating bond buyers are more worried about...
  • House votes to hold AG Bill Barr, Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt over census dispute

    07/17/2019 8:00:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/17/2019 | By Clare Foran and Ashley Killough
    Washington (CNN)The House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt over a dispute related to the Trump administration's efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The vote was 230-198, largely along party lines. Four Democrats broke with their party and voted against the resolution. One independent -- Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan -- supported the resolution. The vote marks the first time that the full House has voted on criminal contempt of Trump administration officials since Democrats took over the majority. The move is virtually...
  • Trump orders agencies to hand over citizenship information to Commerce

    07/11/2019 8:00:47 PM PDT · by Innovative · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | July 11, 2019 | Kevin Liptak, Pamela Brown, Jim Acosta and Kaitlan Collins
    President Donald Trump retreated from his quest to add a question about US citizenship to the 2020 census on Thursday, instead asking government agencies to provide records that could determine a head-count of citizens without polling census-takers directly. The turnaround comes after Trump repeatedly said he would continue fighting to insert the question despite a Supreme Court ruling that dealt a blow to the effort last month. It reflects legal reality intersecting with Trump's desire to bolster his image as an immigration hard-liner as he moves ahead with his 2020 reelection bid. Instead of attempting to put the question on...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Tuesday 7/2-Wednesday 7/3/2019 Newsdump Edition

    07/03/2019 4:07:11 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/2/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    There will be no citizenship question in the 2020 census. That decision made by the Trump Administration Tuesday with a statement issued by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross..... The Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General is out with a report saying there is "dangerous overcrowding" at border patrol detention facilities in..... Word from France that the doctor in charge of mentally disabled patient Vincent Lambert's treatment at the University Hospital in Reims has decided to begin his starvation death..... A princess married to the Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum of Dubai, rule of one of the United Arab Emirates, is...
  • Hans von Spakovsky: House Dem zealots ignore facts to wrongly cite Trump Cabinet...[Good read]

    06/12/2019 5:32:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 12, 2019 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Full title: Hans von Spakovsky: House Dem zealots ignore facts to wrongly cite Trump Cabinet members for contemptA House committee vote Wednesday holding the attorney general and commerce secretary in contempt for failing to turn over confidential documents dealing with a lawsuit involving the U.S. census was political gamesmanship of the worst kind by Democrats. In a 24-15 vote, all Democrats on the House Oversight and Reform Committee voted to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for failing to respond to the committee’s subpoena. Republican Justin Amash of Michigan – who has...
  • Democrats move to hold William Barr, Commerce secretary in contempt

    06/03/2019 3:21:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 3, 2019 | Stephen Dinan
    The House Oversight Committee announced Monday it will hold a vote to recommend holding Attorney General William P. Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress, saying they’ve refused to turn over documents about adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
  • Statement from Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on the Passing of Chelsea Decaminada

    05/07/2019 7:30:23 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 5 replies
    US Dept of Commerce ^ | 5/7/2019 | US Dept Of Commerce
    On May 4, 2019, Chelsea Decaminada passed away as a result of injuries sustained during the April 21st terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, where she was on assignment. It was our great hope that Chelsea would recover from her injuries. My prayers are with Chelsea’s family during this difficult time. Chelsea was a talented International Program Specialist in our Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) of the Office of the General Counsel. Chelsea devoted her life to public service, and her dedication and spirit were a model for all of us at Commerce. She served her country with distinction. As we...
  • SNL's Meet the Press Cold Open Obsesses Over Jeff Bezos' Penis Size: Small Potatoes

    02/09/2019 10:48:03 PM PST · by Conserv · 11 replies
    The opener started with a Meet the Press panel featuring Peggy Noonan (as played by Cecily Strong), Donna Brazile (Leslie Jones) and Eugene Robinson (Keenan Thompson). “You’re all highly-respected journalists, so when all is said and done, what do you think Jeff Bezos’ penis is gonna look like?” SNL’s Chuck Todd (Kyle Mooney) asked. “I know normally high-minded journalists wouldn’t talk about something like this, but it does involve the richest man in America and the president of the United States.” “As a journalist, this is not something I ever thought I’d have to cover, but as a human, I’m...
  • Judge bars citizenship question from 2020 Census

    01/15/2019 7:19:39 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 140 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | January 15, 2019 9:58 am | AP
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in New York has barred the Trump administration from adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census.</p> <p>U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman said Tuesday that while such a question would be constitutional, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross had added it arbitrarily and not followed proper procedure.</p>
  • The China hawk who captured Trump's 'very, very large brain' (Good article)

    12/10/2018 3:35:12 AM PST · by cba123 · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/30/2018 05:17 AM EST Updated 12/02/2018 11:11 PM EST | By BEN SCHRECKINGER and DANIEL LIPPMAN
    Washington veteran Michael Pillsbury has quietly become a key figure behind Trump's confrontational China policy, to the dismay of Beijing — and some fellow China experts. -- A day before President Donald Trump departed for the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, several top officials gathered in the Oval Office to strategize about Trump's highly anticipated meeting there with China's president. Seated around Trump's Resolute Desk were Vice President Mike Pence, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. On couches a few feet away were White House chief of staff John Kelly, Trump's son...
  • Supreme Court Halts Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross' Scheduled Deposition About the Census.

    10/22/2018 11:14:41 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 14 replies ^ | Oct 22, 2018 | Beth Baumann
    The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross cannot be questioned in lawsuits about a citizenship question that will appear on the 2020 census, which halted a scheduled deposition. Dozens of states and big cities have brought about lawsuits over the question. They argue that a citizenship question will keep illegal aliens from participating in the census, which would drastically shift state and federal representation and dollars. Of course, that would be negatively impact Democrats. A federal court in New York had previously said Ross had to provide a deposition as part of the lawsuits brought about...
  • Sessions Vows ‘Emergency’ S. C. Battle … Slams ‘Activist Federal Judges’ For Anti-Trump Bias

    10/16/2018 11:29:26 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 40 replies ^ | 1016/18 | Kane
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday lit into federal judges for what he called a dramatic uptick in “outrageous” decisions threatening to interfere with the separation of powers by exposing internal White House deliberations. In a fiery speech to the conservative Heritage Foundation in Washington, Sessions warned that “once we go down this road in American government, there is no turning back.” He vowed to take “these discovery fights to the Supreme Court in emergency postures. … We intend to fight this, and we intend to win.” Sessions specifically singled out New York district court judge Jesse M. Furman, who...
  • Duterte says buying US F-16 jets ‘utterly useless’

    08/27/2018 11:01:38 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 23 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 24, 2018 | JIM GOMEZ
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has rejected an offer by the US defence chief and other top American officials to buy F-16 fighter jets, saying such an acquisition would be “utterly useless” because his country needs lighter combat aircraft to fight insurgents. Duterte scoffed at the offer on Thursday, saying it had been floated in a letter by Defence Secretary James Mattis, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. The offer came after he was slammed by the US for his deadly crackdown on illegal drugs, he said.
  • Wilbur Ross is accused of swindling $120 million from associates

    08/07/2018 1:21:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/07/2018 | Joe Ciolli
    According to former colleagues, US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has been known to grab handfuls of Sweet'N Low on his way out of restaurants, to save himself the trouble of having to buy his own. But that may just be the tip of the iceberg, according to a bombshell report on Tuesday from Dan Alexander of Forbes . The report says Forbes spoke with 21 people who know Ross and found claims that he wrongly took millions of dollars for himself on multiple occasions. The publication estimated that if all the allegations were true, then Ross had bilked associates...
  • House Dems ask Ross to address 'glaring contradictions' in rationale for citizenship question

    07/02/2018 1:08:23 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/02/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    Fifty-six House Democrats on Monday signed a letter demanding Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross address what they call “glaring contradictions” in his rationale for adding a controversial citizenship question to the census. Ross originally said he added the question, which will ask census-takers to list their citizenship, at the request of the Justice Department. But Ross filed a memo last month revealing the question’s inclusion was his idea, according to a Washington Post report. The letter by House Democrats, led by Reps. Jimmy Gomez (D-Calif.), Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Judy Chu (D-Calif.), demands that Ross explain why he originally told Congress...
  • Census Citizenship Question: There are 5 arguments against it, and they're all bogus

    04/06/2018 4:34:14 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 5 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | IBD Editorial Board
    Enumeration: As soon as Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced that the 2020 Census would include a citizenship question, a flurry of protests erupted. But a closer look at the arguments against adding this question shows that none holds water. So what explains the fierce opposition? You'd think that adding a question about the citizenship of people living in the United States every 10 years would not be a source of controversy. But the attack has been brutal. Former Attorney General Eric Holder called it "a direct attack on our representative democracy." And that was one of the more polite responses....
  • Lies About Trade

    03/14/2018 9:10:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | March 14, 2018 | John Stossel
    Maybe Donald Trump is such a powerful communicator and pot-stirrer that other countries, embarrassed by their own trade barriers, will eliminate them. Then I will thank the president for the wonderful thing he did. Genuine free trade will be a recipe for wonderful economic growth. But I fear the opposite: a trade war and stagnation -- because much of what Trump and his followers say is economically absurd. "(If) you don't have steel, you don't have a country!" announced the president. Lots of things are essential to America -- and international trade is the best way to make sure we...
  • Tech investors in Apple and other stocks are now in the crosshairs of trade war (CNBC, good read)

    03/12/2018 11:35:30 PM PDT · by cba123 · 5 replies
    CNBC ^ | 15 hours ago | Eric Rosenbaum
    Speaking on television last week, Trump's Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross made an unusual statement about the White House tariff plans, specifically about carve-outs for Mexico and Canada. Ross called the administration's definition of national security something new and unusual itself. "It's not the conventional definition of national security," Ross said. It's clear from Trump's post-tax-cut shift to correcting imbalances in global trade — something Trump has cared about for a lot longer and with a lot more passion than tax policy — that an evolving definition of national security is a geopolitical and stock market risk. Panic, on either front,...
  • Lou Dobbs Trade and Tariff Discussion With Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross…

    03/12/2018 7:13:19 PM PDT · by bitt · 7 replies
    U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross discusses the recently imposed steel and aluminum tariffs and America’s future trade relationships with all nations including the very protectionist European Union. Reminder: Regarding ‘European Union (EU) retaliation’, forget it; they won’t. The protectionist EU hypocrites simply cannot afford to go toe-to-toe with the U.S. on trade. The UK is in the process of formalizing their Brexit terms; the EU (essentially ‘Germany’) needs to find a way to make up for the lost revenue (billions in taxes) from the UK economy. Currently the UK pays Brussels approximately a billion per month on a...