LOOP: DOJ to investigate FBI’s infiltration of Trump campaign

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MONDAY, MAY 20
FBI SPIED ON TRUMP CAMPAIGN  The Justice Department on Sunday asked its watchdog to look into any “political motivation” in the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign. This follows a report late last week that the FBI had a spy inside the Trump campaign. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said, “If anyone did infiltrate or surveil participants in a presidential campaign for inappropriate purposes, we need to know about it and take appropriate action.”  READ
QUOTE OF THE DAY  “I assume Democrats won’t mind when the Trump administration places an informant inside the campaign of the Democratic nominee in 2020, right?” -Chris Barron, conservative startegist.
OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE ECONOMY  A new CBS News poll shows that Americans are happy and optimistic about the economy. And they credit President Trump for the upswing. READ
PAUL RYAN OUT SOONER?  This is just a rumor, so take it with a grain of salt. But there are whispers on Capitol Hill that top Republicans are considering handing the Speaker’s gavel to House Majority Kevin McCarthy this summer, rather than waiting for Paul Ryan to step down in January. One reason it might make sense: It’s hard for Ryan to pressure people on difficult votes since everyone knows he’ll be gone in eight months. READ
SCHOOL SHOOTINGS  It’s hard to believe, but it’s true: There is no growing trend in school shootings. In fact, four times the number of children were killed in schools in the early 1990s than today. And while little can be done to prevent all violence, schools today are safer than at any time in recent memory. READ
EUTHANASIA  The push is on for elderly assisted suicide. And it started with the media swoon over the assisted suicide of aged scientist David Goodall in Switzerland. READ
ABUSE SCANDAL  All of Chile’s bishops offered their resignation to Pope Francis over the church’s sex abuse scandal in that country — and the resulting cover-up. But one commentator suggests that accepting the resignations might let them off too easily. “Given the seriousness of the allegations, there should be legal proceedings,” said Ed Condon. READ
NEW MARIAN FEAST  How churches in the United States are celebrating the new feast day, Mary, Mother of the Church. READ
14 NEW CARDINALS  Pope Francis announces June 29 consistory to create 14 cardinals. Once again, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia and Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles did not receive the honor of receiving the red hat. READ
CANONIZATION DATE SET   Oscar Romero and Pope Paul VI to be canonized on October 14. READ
SAINT OF THE DAY  Pope Francis has decreed that the ancient devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, under the title of Mother of the Church, be inserted into the Roman Calendar. Today is the memorial of Mary, Mother of Church. READ
DAILY MASS READINGS  “Glorious things are told of you, O city of God.” (Ps 87:3)  READ
TRUTH  This week, Fr. James Martin took a strong moral stand …. against you and me. He suggested that we might just be evil enough to perpetrate a genocide against South American immigrants. Watch Stephen Herreid slam Fr James Martin for his latest demagoguery. WATCH
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Joshua Mercer is a co-founder of CatholicVote.org, where he serves as Political Director. Mercer is also regular contributor with Catholic Pulse. Mercer previously served as Washington Correspondent for the National Catholic Register and Chairman for Students for Life of America. He lives in Michigan with his wife and six children.

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