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Is The United States Facing A Constitutional Crisis?

Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer also provide an update on the latest efforts out of the Texas Capitol to reform the state’s school finance system.

President Donald Trump speaks during a event on medical billing in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Washington.

This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer analyze the potential outcomes of the House Judiciary Committee’s decision to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt after his refusal to comply with the Committee’s subpoenas to provide documents related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report.

Jay and Brandon discuss the politics behind Trump evoking an Executive Privilege on all Mueller Report documentation, and explain why the Republican led Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenaed Donald Trump Jr. for his testimony on the Russia investigation.

NATIONAL TOPICS

  • 2020 Presidential roundup
  • Trump’s tax records reveal big financial losses
  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin denies House Dem’s request for Trump’s tax returns
  • Trump says “Collusion Delusion” stole the first 2 years of his Presidency
  • Kentucky Derby winner disqualified

TEXAS TOPICS

  • Mayoral roundup – Dallas, San Antonio, Fort Worth
  • School finance reform update
  • Sales Tax hike proposal fails
  • Representative Jonathan Stickland resigns from Freedom Caucus and calls vaccines “sorcery”

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