Bill Barr’s DOJ Argues that Trump Should be Allowed to Block People onTwitter

Our tax dollars are used for things like this!

In 2017, President Trump blocked in-dividual respondents’ Twitter accounts from his per-sonal account after respondents posted messages on their accounts criticizing him or his policies. The court of appeals held that, in doing so, President Trump vio-lated the First Amendment. The question presented is: Whether the First Amendment deprives a govern-ment official of his right to control his personal Twitter account by blocking third-party accounts if he uses that personal account in part to announce official actions and policies.

Supreme Court Petition! (pdf)

Trump’s Solution to Record Unemployment? “Find Something New”

As businesses shut down, declare bankruptcy, and lay off or fire employees, the Trump administration offers a solution: Find a new job.

Led by “genius” daughter Ivanka Trump and Sleepy Wilbur Ross:
The campaign is a product of the White House’s American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, which President Donald Trump created in 2018. The board is co-chaired by Trump’s daughter and White House adviser, Ivanka Trump, and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.

With 22 million unemployed Americans, Ivanka and Wilbur offer a solution that, apparently, nobody else has thought of: Find a new job.

NBC News

Related:
Amid Pandemic and Recession, Ivanka Trump-Led ‘Find Something New’ Campaign Denounced as ‘Stunningly Tone Deaf’

Related:
From the Bureau of Labor Statistics:
Number of unemployed persons per job opening:

Maine Newspaper Tells Trump to Resign

From the Maine Press-Herald:
“He lacks the character, maturity and judgment to lead the country in a perilous time,

“President Trump: We’re sorry that you decided to come to Maine, but since you are here, could you do us a favor? Resign.

“You have never been a good president, but today your shortcomings are unleashing historic levels of suffering on the American people.”

James Mattis Denounces Trump, Describes Him as a Threat to the Constitution

James Mattis, the esteemed Marine general who resigned as secretary of defense in December 2018 to protest Donald Trump’s Syria policy, has, ever since, kept studiously silent about Trump’s performance as president. But he has now broken his silence, writing an extraordinary broadside in which he denounces the president for dividing the nation, and accuses him of ordering the U.S. military to violate the constitutional rights of American citizens.

The Atlantic

CIA veterans who monitored crackdowns abroad see troubling parallels in Trump’s handling of protests

The scenes have been disturbingly familiar to CIA analysts accustomed to monitoring scenes of societal unraveling abroad — the massing of protesters, the ensuing crackdowns and the awkwardly staged displays of strength by a leader determined to project authority.

In interviews and posts on social media in recent days, current and former U.S. intelligence officials have expressed dismay at the similarity between events at home and the signs of decline or democratic regression they were trained to detect in other nations.

Washington Post