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REPUBLICAN INVESTIGATION THAT SOUGHT TO UNDERMINE FBI, MUELLER, QUIETLY ENDED


(Newsweek) Congressional Republicans have ended their probe into allegations of political bias within the Federal Bureau of Investigation just days before Democrats take over the House of Representatives.

The investigation focused on whether or not the FBI and the Department of Justice exhibited bias when handling probes into former secretary of state Hillary Clintonís use of a private email server and President Donald Trumpís relationship with Russia.

The probe was led by retiring Republican lawmakers Robert Goodlatte and Trey Gowdy. Goodlatte served as the chair of the House Judiciary Committee while Gowdy was the chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. .......(more)

https://www.newsweek.com/republican-investigation-alleged-fbi-bias-quietly-ended-1274485?amp=1&__twitter_impression=true



Democrats......no wall!

Hold firm.
Do not give in.
His leverage is waning.
He's a wounded animal.
Leave him in the bear trap.



Fedex is usually a good barometer of economic conditions

New York (CNN Business) FedEx expects global trade disputes and an economic slowdown could severely hurt its business next year.

The company dramatically cut its profit outlook for the full fiscal year, which ends May 30, lowering it by 7% to 10%. It had just raised that forecast three months ago.

Although FedEx's US business remains strong, it says its international business, especially in Europe, weakened significantly over the last three months. ......(more)

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/12/19/business/fedex-cutbacks-trade/index.html



Peak "Everything Bubble"?

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Michigan evicted its Republicans. Now they want to vandalize it.


From the Detroit Free Press:



....(snip)....

[Scorched-earth strategy

If outgoing Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof (R-West Olive) and House Speaker Tom Leonard (R-DeWitt ) have their way, the three Democratic women poised to succeed Gov. Rick Snyder, Attorney General Bill Schuette and Secretary of State Ruth Johnson on Jan. 1 will inherit offices whose authority has been diminished by the GOP's legislative vandals.

The most conspicuous targets, so far, are incoming state Attorney General Dana Nessel, who beat Leonard, and Secretary of State-elect Jocelyn Benson.

Although the administration of state elections and the enforcement of campaign finance regulations are two of the secretary of state's principal duties, none of Benson's three Republican predecessors have shown much enthusiasm for reforms that would make it easier to vote or that would require dark money donors whose financial support plays an ever-expanding role in Michigan elections to disclose their identities.

Benson is an enthusiastic supporter of both initiatives ó which explains the Republican Legislature's haste to circumscribe her statutory authority before she takes office. ........(more)

https://www.freep.com/story/opinion/columnists/brian-dickerson/2018/12/06/michigan-republicans-want-vandalize-state-evicted-them-them/2215273002/



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