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Former President Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit against Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s select U.S. House committee investigating the actions of January 6th to halt the release of presidential documents. Trump also named Mississippi’s Democrat Congressman and Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson in the suit as well as the National Archives and archivist David Ferriero. The National Archives are where the records are stored.
Trump’s lawsuit begins by arguing that the January 6th Committee has decided to harass the former President and senior members of his administration by sending “an illegal, unfounded, and overbroad records request to the Archivist of the United States.
“This self-described ‘sweeping’ request is almost limitless in scope and effectively seeks every presidential record and communication that could tenuously relate to events that occurred on January 6, 2021,” the lawsuit states. “The request also seeks records with no reasonable connection to the events of that day.”
MSDH COVID-19 Reporting
Today MSDH is reporting 1,278 more cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi, 18 deaths, and 36 ongoing outbreaks in long-term care facilities. State #covid19 totals: 499,838 cases, 9,957 deaths, and 1,354,644 persons fully vaccinated. Full COVID-19 information: https://t.co/YCv9xPyJDk pic.twitter.com/k1yJqSRUlE
— MS Dept of Health (@msdh) October 19, 2021
YP – Former Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Tribal Council member sentenced to prison for wire fraud
A former member of the Tribal Council for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians was sentenced to 12 months and one day in federal prison for wire fraud, announced Acting United States Attorney Darren J. LaMarca and Special Agent in Charge Jermicha Fomby of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Mississippi.
Roderick Bell, 42, of Philadelphia, was indicted by a federal grand jury in February 2019, for defrauding the Choctaw Tribal government. According to court records, between April 2017 and October 2017, Bell forged hotel bills and receipts and submitted those documents to the Tribal government in claims for reimbursement for official business travel. Bell pled guilty on June 29, 2021, to wire fraud.
Governor Reeves talks supply chain, port investments
Today I was glad to speak at the @InlandRivers1 2021 Annual Conference to discuss what we’re doing to invest in Mississippi’s ports and ensure the logistical nightmare happening off the coast of Los Angeles doesn’t happen in Mississippi. (2/2)
— Tate Reeves (@tatereeves) October 19, 2021
YP – Hyde-Smith: Dem’s FY2022 appropriations bills are an affront to national defense, border security, sanctity of life
U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith criticized Democrats on the Senate Appropriations Committee for moving unilaterally on FY2022 appropriations bills that are blatantly partisan, shortchange national defense, and eliminate long-held provisions prevent the use of taxpayer dollars for abortions.
“The Democrats’ approach to completing the FY2022 appropriations process is a blatantly partisan departure from past practices and from what this nation needs. These bills are an affront to anyone serious about national defense, border security, the sanctity of life, and responsible government,” Hyde-Smith said.
On Monday, Senate Democrats posted nine FY2022 bills. The bills would spend nearly $10 billion over levels outlined in the Democrats’ own budget resolution.
U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., the Ranking Member on the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, today received the Maritime Champion Award for 2021 from the National Association of Waterfront Employers (NAWE). The award is given annually to members of Congress who go above and beyond in their pursuit of strengthening the maritime economy.
“I am grateful to the National Association of Waterfront Employees for their commitment to America’s maritime industry, which is an important sector of the Mississippi economy,” Wicker said. “I am glad to accept the Maritime Champion award, and I will continue working to address the needs of ports and waterways, both in Mississippi and across the country.”