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Takeaways from coronavirus whistleblower Rick Bright’s testimony – The Washington Post


See video: https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/politics/bright-warns-2020-could-be-darkest-winter-in-modern-history/2020/05/14/9c3148e8-dd3b-4aef-9f12-d1e97e148363_video.html

“A Trump administration vaccine expert who says he was removed from a key role for raising concerns about the federal government’s coronavirus response — and its promotion of unproven drugs to treat the virus — testified Thursday before Congress.”

“Rick Bright became a whistleblower after being removed from his post as director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), which falls under the Department of Health and Human Services.”

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/05/14/3-takeaways-coronavirus-whistleblower-rick-brights-testimony/

Republicans grow nervous about losing the Senate amid worries over Trump’s handling of the pandemic – The Washington Post

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) faces a difficult reelection contest this year. (Amanda Voisard/for The Washington Post)

“Republicans are increasingly nervous they could lose control of the Senate this fall as a potent combination of a cratering economy, President Trump’s handling of the pandemic and rising enthusiasm among Democratic voters dims their electoral prospects.”

“In recent weeks, GOP senators have been forced into a difficult political dance as polling shifts in favor of Democrats: touting their own response to the coronavirus outbreak without overtly distancing themselves from a president whose management of the crisis is under intense scrutiny but who still holds significant sway with Republican voters.”

Source: Republicans grow nervous about losing the Senate amid worries over Trump’s handling of the pandemic – The Washington Post

Will the Supreme Court permit Trump to be above the law? – The Washington Post

President Trump with reporters outside the White House on May 5. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

“By Ruth Marcus Deputy editorial page editor
May 10, 2020 at 12:38 p.m. PDT

“I have an Article II, where I have the right to do whatever I want as president.” So said President Trump last year, and he has been doing his best ever since to embody that grotesquely inflated constitutional self-conception.

Thus, Trump blocked Anthony S. Fauci from testifying this week before the House. “The House is a setup,” Trump proclaimed. Yes, set up by the Constitution, as part of a coequal branch.”

Editor’s Note: No one in the United States is above the law, especially this President.

Source: Will the Supreme Court permit Trump to be above the law? – The Washington Post

Senate committee unanimously endorses spy agencies’ finding that Russia interfered in 2016 presidential race in bid to help Trump – The Washington Post

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The heavily redacted report is the fourth of five to be released by the Senate Intelligence Committee on the 2016 election.

Source: Senate committee unanimously endorses spy agencies’ finding that Russia interfered in 2016 presidential race in bid to help Trump – The Washington Post

The $2 trillion CARES Act, a response to COVID-19, is equivalent to 45% of all 2019 federal spending – USAFacts

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Source: The $2 trillion CARES Act, a response to COVID-19, is equivalent to 45% of all 2019 federal spending – USAFacts