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Speaker Nancy Pelosi is engaging in yet another bit of hostage-taking with over the recent budget agreement which has been thrown into limbo over proposed cuts to foreign aid.

Never one to be accused of putting America first, the Democrat who earlier this year went on record that she would not give President Trump “even a dollar” to construct a border wall is demanding that $4.3 billion for international development funding not be cut.

The top House Democrat is currently enjoying another extended vacation of taxpayer-funded junkets but she took time from her schmoozing with foreign leaders to shoot off a threatening letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

In the letter to Mnuchin – who Pelosi recently suggested should be thrown into jail – called the cuts to State Department and United States Agency for International Development funding “illegal” and that the budget deal itself is at stake.

Via Politico, “Nancy Pelosi warns cuts in foreign aid could jeopardize budget deal”:

Speaker Nancy Pelosi is warning the Trump administration that a White House proposal to cut billions of dollars in foreign aid could imperil a recent two-year budget agreement.

Before leaving for the August recess, Congress passed a massive budget deal that suspended the debt ceiling through July 2021 and decreased the likelihood of a government shutdown. But the White House more recently has been eyeing a so-called rescissions package, which would impose more than $4 billion in cuts to the United States Agency for International Development and the State Department.

In a letter dated Friday to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Pelosi warned that such a package could be approved only by Congress, according to a legal opinion from the Government Accountability Office. She assured Mnuchin that Congress would take no such action and urged the administration to reconsider.

“I request that you work within the administration to stop this proposed rescission which GAO states is illegal, which violates the good faith of our budget negotiations, which important Republicans say is ill advised, and which overrides Congress’ most fundamental Constitutional power,” Pelosi wrote.

Trump signed the two-year budget deal prior to Congress blowing town for their summer vacation and while it did increase the debt ceiling and staved off default, it didn’t entirely preclude the possibility of a government shutdown when the fiscal year ends on September 30.

Now Pelosi seems to be implying another self-indulgent showdown between co-equal branches of government that will result in ordinary Americans being screwed over if the Democrats don’t get their way.

The cynics may suggest that with another shutdown sure to spook the markets and all of the recent chatter about a looming recession, that Democrats and the corrupt media have come to the point where they would risk triggering an economic collapse if that’s what it takes to prevent Trump from being reelected.

Author: Chris Donaldson

Source: I Love My Freedom: That A Threat? Nancy Pelosi Demands Trump Send $4.3 Billion Foreign Aid Payment

Democrats are still digging themselves out from under the rubble of Robert Mueller’s catastrophic appearance for congressional testimony last week and looking for new angles to topple President Trump.

Chairman Jerrold Nadler has announced that he is going after secret grand jury testimony from the Mueller witch hunt, information that has historically been protected from public release in order to protect the reputations of the innocent.

Nadler along with his fellow Judiciary Committee zealots held a presser to announce their intentions to file a 53-page document in federal court for access to grand jury evidence from the Mueller probe.

No matter that it is illegal to release this information – not even Attorney General William Barr would be able to – the arsonists in the House are hoping that they will have better luck in court where an Obama appointed activist judge will cut a swath through the law to keep their impeachment mania alive.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) announced Friday that his committee is filing an application in court to obtain the grand jury material underlying former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference and possible obstruction of justice by President Trump.

Nadler said that the panel is seeking the material in order to decide whether to recommend articles of impeachment against Trump — perhaps the Democratic chairman’s most significant and public acknowledgment that his committee is considering impeachment as a possibility.

“Because Department of Justice policies will not allow prosecution of the sitting president, the United States House of Representatives is the only institution of the federal government that can now vote President Trump accountable for these actions,” Nadler said at a press conference Friday afternoon, quoting from the application his committee was about to file in court.

“To do so, the House must have access to all the relevant facts and consider whether to exercise its full Article I powers, including a constitutional duty power of the utmost gravity — recommendation of articles of impeachment. That duty calls in the first instance to the House Committee on the Judiciary,” he continued.

The case was filed in the Washington, D.C., District Court Friday afternoon

Nadler was feted by the likes of Clinton loyalist George Stephanopolous on Sunday morning when he discussed his unprecedented onslaught against the U.S. judicial system.

To say that the former special counsel’s performance didn’t live up to the intense hype is the mother of all understatements; rather it was an abject disaster for Democrats who were hoping to appeal to a national television audience with Mueller himself citing his report.

But the plans to dramatize the 448-page cure for insomnia that was the Mueller Report blew up spectacularly when it quickly became clear that the exalted avenger was pretty much clueless of what was in it himself and appeared to be borderline senile.

Now the porcine New Yorker who has a decades-long ax to grind with Trump is willing to set a precedent that will have grave consequences for every American who goes before a grand jury in the future for the sake of settling a political score.

Mark Levin put it best when he said that Nadler would have been a good commissar in the old Soviet Union:

Just because Mueller flopped doesn’t mean that these fanatics are finished.

Author: Chris Donaldson

Source: I Love My Freedom: After Mueller Disaster, Nadler Unveils New Plan To Bring Down Trump

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