News Roundup 4-20-18

​Date:       April 20, 2018
Host:        Jim Schneider
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​​Below is a sample of stories that Jim had to offer from this week’s ‘Round-Up’:

–The Justice Department Office of Inspector General sent a criminal referral
yesterday to the U.S. Attorneys Office in Washington, DC. concerning former FBI
Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. The referral indicates the Justice Department
believes there is enough evidence to warrant the U.S. Attorneys Office to bring
charges of wrongdoing against McCabe.
–Nearly a dozen Republican members of Congress sent a criminal referral to the
Justice Department and FBI seeking an investigation of James Comey, his deputy
Andrew McCabe, ex-Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and Hillary Clinton in
connection with the 2016 campaign controversy.
–Last evening, President Trump tweeted that the newly released memos written by
Comey show clearly no collusion with Russia.
–The latest polling from Rasmussen shows a huge slide in support for James Comey,
the disgraced former head of the FBI.
–Memos written by Comey reveal that CNN may have helped orchestrate a possible
setup of then President-elect Donald Trump.
–Former New York City Mayor and U.S. Attorney Rudy Giuliani is vowing to bring to
an end the long running Robert Mueller Russia investigation, as he joined
President Trump’s legal team.
–The DNC has filed a multi-million dollar federal lawsuit against Trump campaign
officials, the Russian government and Wikileaks for allegedly meddling in the
2016 presidential race.
–New York’s Democratic Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has renewed his feud
with President Trump by moving to enact a new state law that would give him and
other local prosecutors the power to bring charges to any aides that are
pardoned by the president.
–President Trump told reporters he would not hesitate to walk out of a planned
summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un if he thought the meeting
would not be fruitful.
–President Trump is back to the issue that got him elected which is rejecting the
11 nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.
–The rate of U.S. layoffs fell slightly in April, clinging to a 45 year low.
–The Trump administration has quietly reshaped enforcement of air pollution
standards in recent months through a series of regulatory memos.
–Management attorneys and trade groups are petitioning the Trump administration
to reverse President Obama’s rule changes that drastically sped up the timeline
of union elections.
–President Trump announced that the federal government will not be paying for
California’s National Guard soldiers to go to the border and do nothing.
–An overwhelming majority of Californians want to deport more illegal immigrants.
–San Diego County, California’s second most populous county, joined at least 8
dozen other municipalities in supporting the Trump administration’s lawsuit
against the state over its so-called sanctuary law.
–The Treasury Department slapped sanctions on a Syrian man and his criminal
syndicate, blaming them for smuggling hundreds of illegal immigrants from Syria
and Lebanon into Mexico and helping them jump the border into the U.S.
–The Trump administration released 485 million dollars worth of grants to states
and territories to combat the opioid epidemic.
–A brand new history textbook is stirring controversy as it paints President
Trump in a negative light while suggesting his supporters are angry xenophobes.
–New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will be granting all convicted felons in the
state, who are on parole, a pardon. This move will restore voting rights to
more than 35,000 people.

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