Solomon at the end makes pretty clear that Barr didn't want to try a case against Comey in New York on something slightly murky in case the jurors go south. BUT that basically Comey is going down big time for signing the first FISA application.
The indictment, which was reached in May but not unsealed until this week, accuses Liu Zhongtian, founder of Chinese aluminum giant China Zhongwang Holdings Inc., of conspiring to defraud the U.S. through a sprawling scheme spanning the company’s headquarters in Liaoning, China, ports in Los Angeles and a remote desert in Mexico. It alleges that the scheme began in 2008 and has continued to the present day. Prosecutors said they believe it is one of the largest tariff-related cases ever brought by the Justice Department.
Kamala Harris on Tulsi Gabbard’s comments regarding her record as a prosecutor: “I’m obviously a top tier candidate and so I did expect that I would be on the stage and take hits tonight. ... I'm prepared to move on” #DemDebatepic.twitter.com/kPNYfBs2rB
Near the beginning of the Detroit debate, Biden said that California Sen. Kamala Harris' plan on "Medicare for all" single-payer healthcare "in 10 years will cost $3 trillion," misstating estimates that find "Medicare for all" would cost $32 trillion over a decade.
The former vice president, who spent 36 years in the U.S. Senate before another eight as vice president, later gave a different figure in line with popular estimates: "My plan costs $750 billion. That’s what it costs. Not $30 trillion."
While sparring with New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker on criminal justice reform and Biden's support for the 1994 crime bill, Biden accidentally referred to Booker as the future president.
Calling for immediate action on climate change, Biden said, "We're responsible for 15% of all the pollution in the country." Tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang correctly stated the statistic shortly later, that the U.S. accounts for about 15% of global emissions...
George Billiris fished with his grandson near the Anclote power plant, around 30 miles from the city of Tampa, on July 22, he told the Tampa Bay Times. Around 24 hours after the pair had stood knee-deep in the Gulf of Mexico, the 63-year-old's calf started to burn... Doctors told him he had caught vibrio vulnificus: a bacterium which can cause necrotizing fasciitis, or a so-called "flesh eating" infection... "I was just wading in the water there in the canal. And apparently, I had a couple of scabs on my legs that must have entered through." Medics prescribed antibiotics, and removed the blister, WFLA reported. The grandfather is recovering in hospital.