Required Reading – May 22 Afternoon Update

Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:

Younis: Four in 10 Americans Embrace Some Form of Socialism

“Americans today are more closely divided than they were earlier in the last century when asked whether some form of socialism would be a good or bad thing for the country. While 51% of U.S. adults say socialism would be a bad thing for the country, 43% believe it would be a good thing. Those results contrast with a 1942 Roper/Fortune survey that found 40% describing socialism as a bad thing, 25% a good thing and 34% not having an opinion. The Roper/Fortune survey is one of the oldest trend questions measuring attitudes on socialism in the U.S. Gallup’s update of the question in an April 17-30 survey finds Americans more likely to have an opinion on the matter now, as well as a smaller gap in the percentage calling socialism a bad thing vs. a good thing. Previous Gallup research shows that Americans’ definition of socialism has changed over the years, with nearly one in four now associating the concept with . . .”

Read more at Gallup.

Correll: Doug Collins releases Loretta Lynch, Andrew McCabe interview transcripts

“Transcripts of closed-door interviews with former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, and others were released Monday evening. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, entered into the Congressional Record the final nine transcripts from the Judiciary Committee’s investigation with the House Oversight Committee into potential bias in the Justice Department and the FBI.”

Read more at Washington Examiner.

Jones: McGahn’s Refusal to Testify Is Generating More Impeachment Talk From Democrats

“President Donald Trump has directed his former White House Counsel Don McGahn to ignore a congressional subpoena to testify before the House Judiciary Committee today (Tuesday), and that is prompting more impeachment talk from some Democrats. In a May 20 letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), White House Counsel Pat Cipollone wrote: ‘The Department of Justice…has advised me that Mr. McGahn is absolutely immune from compelled congressional testimony with respect to matters occurring during his service as a senior adviser to the President.’ […]  Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) told CNN’s Chris Cuomo Monday night that McGahn will be held in contempt if he does not show up: . . .”

Read more at CNS News.

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