Just a few tidbits…

Congressional member Nita Lowey of Westchester, NY announced she will not be running for reelection. She represents the area that Bill and Hillary reside in. You know what that means? One person looking closely at running is their daughter Chelsea.
In fact, last year when asked if she saw herself running for elected office she answered “if someone were to step down or retire” she would “have to think if it’s the right choice for me.”
Well someone just stepped down.

You heard the news that Trey Gowdy is joining the President’s legal team. Two things you should know. First, he cannot become active until sometime after January because of the lobbying rules and regulations. The question is can the President wait that long with all the impeachment action underway.
Second, the rumor within the White House is that they want Trey to replace Rudy. One undisclosed source said that every time Rudy goes on TV they are “pulling their hair out”.
Add the arrests yesterday of some associates of Rudy and you can see why this all might be true.

This AM you awoke to news of an attack on an Iranian tanker. This points clearly to the unrest in the Middle East these days. With the US puling back there is really no one stepping up to try and control things. The Europeans who need the oil have always relied on the U.S.. Will they do more now? Will Russia try and step in to control the area? All unanswered questions that will unfold over the months ahead.
This much is true. If we had not become oil independent the attack this AM would have driven oil prices way up and destabilized a lot of markets. It would also have forced more U.S. surveillance and interaction in the area.
No one will talk about this today but the drive for energy independence, accomplished despite pushback from many, was a major move for us.

Finally as we write this there is optimism that the U.S. and China are approaching a mini deal at least on tariffs. The details of this agreement, if reached, will have a major impact on the news and election ahead.

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