5/ Here's @Rep. Jamie Raskin : “The court seems to have bent over backward to accommodate the extreme position of the president by treating Congress essentially like an administrative law tribunal… we now have to account for specifically why we want to obtain information" from POTUS
4/House Dems also unhappy that the Mazars case ruling sets a new standard for Hill investigations. They have to articulate a specific and narrow legislative purpose, putting a new burden on Congress.
3/Here is @Rep. Lloyd Doggett: “While defeated on his claim that he’s above the law, Trump is now beyond the law until after November. He may not be able to run law, but he’s outrunning the clock.”
2/The Mazars case, they say, is likely to drag out well beyond the election, meaning no Trump tax returns/financial info before voters head to the polls. Essentially, Trump's fight-everything strategy still protects him
New @Paul Kane: ‘Always Trumpers’ complain as president’s missteps threaten Senate GOP majority. There's a "growing sense of irritation with how the president has positioned himself for his reelection" http://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/always-trumpers-complain-as-presidents-missteps-threaten-sen...
Founded in 1971, CBC is about to turn 50 in style: * Pelosi completely deferred to CBC on police reform; * Clyburn delivered nom to Biden; * 3 CBC members finalists for VP; * up to 6 chair gavels in 2021; * HJ stock rising. Via @Rachael Bade @Karoun Demirjian https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/congressional-black-caucus-seizes-on-push-for-racial-justice...
As corona numbers soar, Pence heads to Capitol Hill to try to tell GOP senators that it’s actually not as bad as it seems, that the numbers are going down in some states. Some of them left and agreed, others not so much Read @Erica Werner ->
Still can’t get over how some Rs are floating cash payments and some Ds are balking. Such strange times to see the traditional party roles reversed — on top of the world being totally upside-down. Okay, back to my book-leave hovel. ->