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Monday News: Tim Kaine Correctly Blames NRA for Inaction on Guns, Says Trump “Lying’ or ‘delusional’ on DACA”; “Trump Is A Man at War”; Stormy Daniels Means Stormy Weather for Trump

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by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, March 26.

  • Quizzical

    Billions of viruses falling from the sky
    https://www.voanews.com/a/4316115.html

  • Andy Schmookler

    Speaking of Mike Pence, something I’ve been wondering:

    I’ve never heard a word about Mueller’s team calling Mike Pence in for an interview. (Did I miss something?) Yet Pence was in charge of the transition, and seems quite likely to have known things about the problems with Mike Flynn, though he claimed not to have known anything about those problems. So I would think he’d be among those called to give testimony.

    So how is the lack of mention of Pence to be interpreted? Does it mean that the VP is not going to be part of the overall picture that Mueller will present? Or, alternatively, does it mean that Pence is one of those big fishes that Mueller and his team are working their way up the food chain ultimately to reach?

    As suggested above, Pence’s questionable honesty in his public statements would seem to make him a person of interest. So it would seem strange if Mueller never took any interest in uncovering whatever Pence’s role may have been.

    And if Pence IS part of the overall picture, and if Mueller and his team are working their way up to Pence just as they are working their way up to Trump, what might that mean about whether any removal of Trump from office would automatically mean — as most generally assume — that Pence would become President?

    • Roger Miller

      Even better question for the lawyers among us (or law school drop-outs), is the Trump Organization in danger of being RICOed by Mueller? Money-laundering is one of the 27 deadly sins. If Mueller finds a pattern of continuous criminal activity, RICO provides for disgorgement of the fruits. Does that mean Don Jr. and Eric (and by extension, daddy) are poor men walking?

      • RobertColgan

        I wondered that one from the get go. The egregious violations of the Emoluments Clause (completely overlooked by the most fair and ethical House Judiciary Committee under our own Goodlatte) would potentially RICO affect all members of the Trump family.

        As far as that RPP Pence being next in line…? We can only hope he is entangled in Mueller’s web and no longer successive. I don’t want a moralistic theocrat like Pence anymore than I want a posterboy for the Seven Deadly Sins like Trump in the WH.

    • Laura Lee

      Third in line would be Paul Ryan
      I am sure Mueller has Pence in his gaze

      • Andy Schmookler

        After this coming January, it is probable (70% chance according to the futures market), the third in line will be a DEMOCRATIC Speaker of the House.

        • Laura Lee

          I will gladly do my part to help

  • Garren Shipley

    Thank you again for doing clips. It’s a thankless task no matter which team you’re on.