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A Democrat Deflates a Trump ‘Scandal’

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Posted By: Ken M., 6/6/2019 8:33:57 PM

In 2014, Interior delayed the renewals, calling for more “study.” In early 2016, the department’s solicitor issued a howler of a legal opinion, granting the government new authority to deny Twin Metals automatic lease renewals. It was an Obama extralegal classic: The opinion ignored precedent, existing rights and regular procedure. In a midnight kiss to green activists, the department officially blocked the leases on Dec. 15, 2016.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ken M. 6/6/2019 8:35:49 PM (No. 92288)
The first two paragraphs of Kim Strassel's article: Democrats have grown expert in these Trump days at creating fake scandals. So it’s refreshing to read a previously undisclosed email in which Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a presidential aspirant, destroys a leading narrative even as she highlights her own party’s excesses. The “scandal” here involves Twin Metals Minnesota, which holds two mineral leases on government land outside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in the northeastern part of the state. The Interior Department had renewed the leases continuously for decades. But when Twin Metals got serious about a mine, the Obama administration jumped into bed with green activists who ardently opposed it.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Muncsdad 6/7/2019 5:39:39 AM (No. 92449)
Of course the rest of the media will ignore this—and Amy will deny her role. Thank God we have President Trump. Democrats are evil.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: IowaMarinesDad 6/7/2019 8:48:38 AM (No. 92586)
Not surprised to see my former Governor involved in this. Vilsack always was a piece of garbage.
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