Senator Schumer holds military service personnel with respect and honour; “We commend the bravery of our service members and personnel in harm’s way.
“And I condemn the attack by the Iranian government and remain concerned about the risk of a further escalation.
“Americans do not want a war with Iran. President Trump does not have the authority for one.”
On witnesses & documents, Republicans can run but can’t hide Democrats will force votes to put Republicans on record A trial without evidence is a farce If Senate Republicans vote to prevent witnesses and documents, Americans will see it as a cover-up
: “He said Iran appears to be standing down. He noted the fact there were no casualties last night in the attack. Is that in fact the case. What if any proof does the White House have that there won’t be attacks through Iran’s proxies?” #AMRstaff
100% there will be attacks. Trump got played by Iran. I don’t know if he knows it but his advisers do. That is why such a short speech. They somehow were able to get him under control for a few minutes but could not risk more.
Rep. Jerrold Nadler presides over the House Judiciary Committee. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
US Judiciary Committee Debates President Trump Impeachment articles ahead of vote
The House Judiciary Committee is meeting to consider amendments to the two articles of impeachment against President Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, the last step before full House votes on each article.////CRIMSON TAZVINZWA//
Nancy Pelosi told reporters that the House would act next week to wrap up its impeachment inquiry, after the articles of impeachment are voted on by House Judiciary Committee this week.
“Next week we’ll take up something,” Pelosi told reporters as she discussed the timetable for the impeachment inquiry launched by Democrats.
After the terrorist attack in London last week, political parties in the UK are blaming each other.
A man recently released from prison for a terrorism offence killed two people in a terrorist attack that has been leapt upon by politicians ahead of the election next week.
London Bridge attack was one of dozens of convicted terrorists released early from prison in Britain; reaction from Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy.
Terrorism is the use or threat of action, both in and outside of the UK, designed to influence any international government organisation or to intimidate the public. It must also be for the purpose of advancing a political, religious, racial or ideological cause.
serious violence against a person or damage to property,
endangering a person’s life (other than that of the person committing the action),
creating a serious risk to the health or safety of the public or a section of the public,
action designed to seriously interfere with or seriously to disrupt an electronic system.
The attacker, Usman Khan, had been attending a conference on the rehabilitation of offenders. He killed Saskia Jones, 23, and Jack Merritt, 25, and was himself shot dead by police.
UK counterterrorism police on Saturday searched for clues into how a man imprisoned for terrorism offenses before his release last year managed to stab several people before being tackled by bystanders and shot dead by officers on London Bridge. Two people were killed and three wounded
Terrorism crimes are difficult to police in that the sentencing,rehabilitation and parole are all emotive subjects that are best debated outside of an election cycle.
Terrorism crimes and terrorist-related offences are subject to the criminal justice system in the same way as all other crimes. The CPS reviews the case and makes a charging decision in line with the Code for Crown Prosecutors. However, terrorism offences are distinct from other types of crime in that individuals who commit terrorism-related offences have political, religious racial and/or ideological motivations, unlike typical criminal motivations, which may be personal gain or revenge, for example. The CPS and Metropolitan Police have specialist units that were set up specifically to undertake terrorism cases and there are four other police Counter Terrorism Units (CTUs) around the country.
Impeachment hearings: Sondland says there was a ‘quid pro quo’ for Ukraine///CRIMSON TAZVINZWA
Gordon Sondland, the former US ambassador to the EU, opened up testimonies on Wednesday, which marked the fourth day of the ongoing public impeachment hearings on President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine.
On the third day of impeachment hearings, the Republican “hearsay” defense fell apart, as the Intelligence Committee heard from two first hand witnesses who listened to Trump’s call with the president of Ukraine. And despite GOP claims that the call was “normal,” two other witnesses testified that they had never heard a call like that before.
Here are some highlights of Sondland’s testimony so far: – Says there was a Ukraine “quid pro quo” – Says he “followed the directions” from POTUS – On top officials in the Ukraine pressure campaign, he said that “everyone was in the loop,” including Mike Pompeo and Mick Mulvaney.
‘It’s a Fight for the Soul of the Country’ – Ali Milani, the 25-Year-Old Hoping to Unseat Boris
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks outside number 10 Downing Street in central London on November 6, 2019. Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP
Labour’s Uxbridge candidate could be the first person in history to oust a sitting British
The UK political history books may well have to be ripped up as a 25 year-old Iranian-born candidate tries to topple Boris Johnson in his constituency in the upcoming election. Can the unthinkable happen?
Ali Milani is Johnson’s Labour challenger in the west London seat of Uxbridge and South Ruislip. He was born in Tehran and moved to the UK at the age of 5 where he lived in social (public) housing with his family – his upbringing couldn’t contrast more starkly from that of the 55 year-old Eton- and Oxford-educated Johnson.
Johnson is defending a 5,034 majority, but one that was more than halved at the 2017 general election. If Milani can secure a five percent swing in favor of Labour then he will unseat the UK prime minister, who would then become the first in UK political history to suffer the humiliation.