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12/30/18 11:37 P

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Yeah, we heard about that issue with the company on the news. Curiouser and curiouser.

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12/30/18 11:21 P

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What is incredible is how he's able to stop any leaks at all. He must have an incredibly loyal staff dedicated to finding the truth.

We'll just have to wait, but I think he's getting close to finishing. Right now I think he's a little stymied by some issue that's going before the higher courts concerning a company that is not responding to a subpoena.

Edited by: NUMD97 at: 12/31/2018 (03:46)
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12/30/18 11:11 P

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Mueller has definitely stopped any potentials leaks, but I definitely wish we had some clue what is going on!!!!

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12/30/18 10:50 P

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As long as the Republicans in the Senate still support Trump, even if the House sends Articles of Impeachment to the Senate, it will die there. The Democrats can always say "we tried", and get points to satisfy their constituents.

Here's what flashed across my screen (yes, I know not a good source, but it illuminates their thinking):

www.foxnews.com/opinion/will-
trump-be-
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for-a
-democrat-in-the-house-and-heres-
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y-inside-take


If Mueller can show irrefutable evidence that Trump worked with the Russians to win the election, only then will the Senate Republicans have little choice but to abandon Trump.

But as things stand right now, it will never get beyond the House, IF they choose to send Articles of Impeachment to the Senate. That is the current reality. The votes simply are not there.

Let's wait and see what the new year brings. I don't think we'll have to wait long for Mueller to wrap things up.

Edited by: NUMD97 at: 12/30/2018 (22:57)
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Ah, okay, that makes sense.

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12/30/18 9:17 P

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That falls under Number One, I believe.

Because SP is limited, I could not show the sections he bolded.

Keep in mind, too, that Cummings is looking into that.

There's a lot to cover, starting with all the supoenas that the previous Congress chose to ignore. They need to gather that documentation first. I will bet that it coalesces with parts of what Mueller has found.

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And nothing about pursuing the investigation into Trump and Co.????

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E-Mail came today from NY Congressman Eliot Engel:

December 30, 2018
My Legislative Priorities for 2019

Dear Friend:

2018 is drawing to a close, and 2019 promises a fresh start for us in Congress. As Democrats transition into leadership roles, there are issues we must tackle on behalf of the American people.

I believe that the Conservative-controlled Congress over the past two years abdicated its duty when it comes to Executive oversight, and we must correct that immediately upon taking control of the House.

Looking ahead, I wanted to share with you some of my top priorities for the new year:

1) Oversight: When it comes to foreign policy, I have time and time again disagreed with the policies of this President and his Adminsitration, especially as it pertains to diplomacy. But some of his more curious moments may not be by accident. For instance, what did the President and Vladimir Putin discuss in Helsinki? Why has it been kept secret, and why do we still not know? What type of business dealings did the President have abroad prior to his election, and how has it affected his decision making? These are critical questions that have been left unanswered, and I plan to get to the bottom of it. Congress is a co-equal branch of government, not a rubberstamp for the Executive.

2) Health Care: The Majority worked hard to repeal the Affordable Care Act and strip Americans of critical protections. I believe it should be strengthened. We need to make health care more affordable and ensure every American has access to the care they need. Thatís why I have long supported, and continue to support, opening up a Medicare for All program.

3) Fighting Climate Change: The President's own Adminsitration has said climate change is a huge problem that must be dealt with immediately. America should be the global leader in creating a new, green economy that produces renewable fuels and well-paying jobs. But we canít do that without the right leadership in Washington. The House Energy and Commerce Committee, which I sit on, and the Foreign Affairs Committee have legislative jurisdiction over this critical issue. When Democrats take over, we will be able to tackle climate change and set us on the right path to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This is a huge undertaking, but if we donít act now, weíll have deprived our children of massive economic opportunities and doomed them to life on an increasingly inhospitable planet.

4) Gun Control: The Majority in the 115thCongress will be noted more for what it didnít do than what it accomplished. Nowhere is that more evident than on the issue of gun control. We have a serious epidemic of gun violence in this country. There is a mass shooting, on average, every single day in America, and nothing has been done to fix the ongoing crisis. We need universal background checks, a reinstitution of the assault weapons ban, and to fund critical research on gun violence through the CDC. We also need to pass my legislation that would ban the sale of armor piercing bullets that pose a particular threat to law enforcement. Weapons of war donít belong in our society; deer donít wear Kevlar.

5) Repealing the GOP Tax Law: I believe last yearís tax law was one of the worst bills I have ever seen come to the floor of the House. I also believe the bill disproportionately hurt New Yorkers, who lost critical State and Local Tax (SALT) deductions. We need to repeal this bill and work on a tax code thatís beneficial to working Americans, not corporate interests.

6) Defend Our Immigrant Communities: We are a country of immigrants, but the current Administration's policies--from separating families at the border to lowering the cap on refugee admissions--have, I believe, worked to disenfranchise our immigrant communities. That isnít the America I know. We need to help those in need and stop the attacks on people who come seeking a better future for their families. Legislatively, we must also finally pass a permanent extension of DACA to protect our DREAMers and reunite families.

7) Protect Voting Rights: I feel voting rights are under attack in this country. We should be making it easier for people to vote, not harder. As such, when Congress reconvenes I plan to reintroduce H.J. Res 28, (originally introduced in January, 2017) calling for a comprehensive voting rights Constitutional Amendment. It includes repealing the Electoral College, establishing Election Day as a national holiday, outlawing gerrymandering, and restoring voting rights, among other reforms.

There are many other issues we need to addressóprotecting Social Security and Medicare, restoring net neutrality, and tackling the student loan crisis just to name a few. But no matter where we start, I am committed to working with my fellow House Members to ensure this new Congress reflects the values of my constituents here in New Yorkís 16th Congressional District.
Sincerely,

Eliot L. Engel
MEMBER OF CONGRESS


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