We begin with this from Congressman Adam Schiff on his rebuttal to House GOP calls for his resignation--some compared this to what Joseph E. Welch did as he stood up to Senator Joe McCarthy as the battle continues over the Mueller Report--which we understand to be over 300 pages. The President claimed vindication--even though the Barr Summary of the Mueller Report did not specify it in spite of claims by the President and his allies to the contrary. This is as the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) is now again under attack by President Trump with potentially 20 million people losing access to healthcare.
Beyond the shores of the United States, our team was assessing the latest out of Iran in light of the floods. One telling image that made the Social Media rounds underscored the challenges:
The top image was of a "meeting"--as the bottom one showed ordinary folks doing what they needed to do to make life a little better--in spite of a Government that allocates more budgets to so-called Cultural and religious organizations vs. the National Disaster--the budget for one cultural organization is 300 percent more than the entire National Disaster Budget as Iran had to deal with the nationwide disasters as it has.
This is as Venezuela continues to be in a state of crisis. There were reports of blackouts again and Nicholas Maduro asked the people to pray. Venezuela banned Juan Guaido from holding office for 15 years and this was released by the White House to showcase efforts by the Trump Administration as we also salute the US Army Sergeant who was awarded the Medal of Honor: