President Trump via Twitter after former special counsel Robert Mueller's back-to-back hearings before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees Wednesday. During the hearings, Mueller reiterated that his team did not make a determination as to whether Pres. Trump committed a crime and that their investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election was not a "witch hunt."


Former special counsel Robert Mueller testified that Pres. Trump's assertions that Russian election interference in the 2016 election was a "hoax" were false. He went on to say that 2016 was not a "single attempt" and that "they're doing it as we sit here and they expect to do it during the next campaign." Later in the day, Senate Republicans blocked two election security measures.

“The magnitude of the $5 billion penalty and sweeping conduct relief are unprecedented in the history of the FTC.”

Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons announcing Facebook will pay a record-breaking $5B in civil penalties to to settle charges it violated a 2012 agreement with the FTC by misleading user about its control over personal data. $5B represents nearly a quarter of Facebook's 2018 profits.

“The Justice Department upholds the rule of law and we owe it to the victims and their families to carry forward the sentence imposed by our justice system.

Attorney General William Barr directing federal prisons to resume executing death-row inmates. The last federal execution took place in 2003. From 1927 to 2003, it carried out 37 executions. There are 62 inmates on federal death row; five executions have been scheduled for 2019 and 2020.

“We can never repay all that the 9/11 community has done for our country, but we can stop penalizing them… I’m hopeful that today begins the process of being able to heal without the burden of having to advocate.”

Comedian Jon Stewart after the Senate passed a House bill Tuesday that will prevent the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund from expiring next year. The bill, which Pres. Trump is expected to sign, guarantees health care funding for victims & first responders through 2092.







https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2019/07/ftc-imposes-5-billion-penalty-sweeping-new-privacy-restrictions https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/public_statements/1536946/092_3184_facebook_majority_statement_7-24-19.pdf