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Day 869


(Matt Kiser) #1

1/ The Justice and Commerce departments rejected subpoenas by House Democrats demanding more documents about the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd sent a letter to House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, claiming the documents are protected by attorney-client privilege and therefore cannot be disclosed. Boyd wrote that the committee's "insistence that the department immediately turn over these documents … is improper," and added that the Justice Department has already handed over tens of thousands of documents. (Politico)


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://whatthefuckjusthappenedtoday.com/2019/06/07/day-869/

#2

The headline speaks for itself.

As do the two introductory bullets in the Bloomberg report (subscription service) on which this CBS article is based:

  • The $930 average tax cut has been almost erased by tariffs

  • Chinese and Mexican tariffs could amount to $4,000 tax hikes

Why, oh, why isn’t Trump’s approval rating at 10%? When will his stubbornly loyal base wake-up and realize he doesn’t give a fig for them?