Good Tuesday morning.
Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today:
- The president has no public events scheduled.
Barr to testify before kangaroo congressional drum circle
On Tuesday, Attorney General Bill Barr will testify before the House Judiciary Committee. The Hill writes:
The hearing is likely to be contentious, with Democrats demanding answers about his handling of high-level prosecutions of President Trump’s associates, pressing Barr about what they see as the politicization of the Department of Justice and grilling him about his recent role in the clearing of peaceful protesters outside the White House so that Trump could stage a photo-op in front of a historic church that was vandalized during protests demonstrating against police brutality and the police killing of George Floyd.
I am here for this, I highly recommend you tune in at 10amET. You can watch on the Committee’s website here. Read Barr’s opening remarks below, he’s coming in hot.
Riots/Protests/Black Lives Matter/War on Cops:
Mostly peaceful. Portland chaos: 22 face federal charges over weekend violence
Contraband such as gasoline, hockey sticks, defense shields, leaf blowers, paint sprayers, paint cans with paint, and a jar prepped for a Molotov cocktail confiscated by federal law enforcement from violent agitators outside federal Portland courthouse pic.twitter.com/DFHKV5k8Ov
— Justice Department (@TheJusticeDept) July 28, 2020
And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!