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In the category of: And she speaks
European Commission spokesperson Mina Andreeva declined to comment on the UK government’s move to suspend Parliament, telling reporters on Wednesday that this is a matter for the British government to answer.
“We don’t comment on internal political procedures of our member states and we’re also not going to speculate what this means in terms of next steps in the UK’s parliament procedures,” Andreeva said.
“I think this is for the UK to answer,” she added.
In the category of: Tax payer party dollars
DOJ’s explanation for why Barr is lining his boss’s pockets doesn’t make sense.
The nation’s top law enforcement official plans to spend upward of $30,000 at a hotel the president still owns and profits from for a holiday party, according to a blockbuster scoop from the Washington Post’s Jonathan O’Connell and David Fahrenthold. Attorney General William Barr reportedly wants people to believe he’s doing so not to promote his boss’s business, but because no other event space was available in Washington, DC, on a Sunday night four months down the road.
The Post says Barr booked a December 8 family holiday party at the Trump International Hotel, and, citing a Justice Department official, reports that “Barr is paying for the event himself and chose the venue only after other hotels, including the Willard and the Mayflower, were booked. … The official said the purpose of Barr’s party wasn’t to curry favor with the president.”
In the category of: Of course he did
The president has told aides troubled by his orders not to “worry” about flouting any laws, The Washington Post reported.
President Donald Trump reportedly told officials in his administration that he would pardon them if they had to break any laws to get hundreds of miles of his border wall built before the next presidential election, according to a report Tuesday night in The Washington Post.
“Don’t worry, I’ll pardon you,” the president has allegedly told aides worried about his instructions to seize private land through eminent domain, flout environmental rules or push through billion-dollar contracts.