U.S. Federal judge upholds House subpoena for Trump’s financial records

U.S. Federal judge upholds House subpoena for Trump’s financial records

Trump’s accountants MUST turn over his financial records, federal judge rules – prompting fury from president who bashes ‘crazy’ ruling and promises to appeal

A United States  federal Judge has sided with House Democrats on Subpoena, Orders President Trump’s Former Accountants to turn over financial records

U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta declined to block a House subpoena to President Trump’s accounting firm, Mazars USA, for his financial records on Monday, arguing;”It is simply not fathomable that a Constitution that grants Congress the power to remove a President for reasons including criminal behavior would deny Congress the power to investigate him for unlawful conduct — past or present — even without formally opening an impeachment inquiry,” Continue reading U.S. Federal judge upholds House subpoena for Trump’s financial records

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US National Security Adviser John Bolton: “To Stop Iran’s BOMB, BOMB Iran”

US National Security Adviser John Bolton: “To Stop Iran’s BOMB, BOMB Iran”

War With Iran? Count Us Out, Europe Says//Crimson Tazvinzwa

BRUSSELS — With strong memories of the last catastrophic war in Iraq, Europeans are united in opposing what many consider the United States’ effort to provoke Iran into a shooting war. Yet, despite the strains in trans-Atlantic relations in the Trump years, flat-out opposition to Washington remains an uncomfortable place for European nations.

Initially, not even pro-American Britain would go along with the Trump administration, with officials defending a senior British general in the coalition fighting the Islamic State who said that there was no enhanced threat from Iran in Iraq and Syria.

But that brought an American rebuttal, and soon the Europeans, reluctant to confront Washington directly, softened the criticism. Britain officially rowed back, saying that it now agreed with the Americans, while Germany and the Netherlands suspended their troop training in Iraq, citing the American warnings. (Germany subsequently said it was planning to resume the training exercises.) Continue reading US National Security Adviser John Bolton: “To Stop Iran’s BOMB, BOMB Iran”

US – Police Officer kills ‘pregnant’ woman with mental health issues in Baytown, Texas

US – Police Officer kills ‘pregnant’ woman with mental health issues in Baytown, Texas

Pamela Turner was killed by a police officer in a scuffle

Shocking footage has shown the moment a police officer opened fire and killed a woman moments after she told him she was pregnant.

The confrontation unfolded in Baytown, Texas, on Monday evening (local time) when an officer tried to arrest Pamela Turner, 44, over outstanding warrants.

Graphic video showed the officer struggling with the woman who could be heard yelling, “I’m pregnant”. Continue reading US – Police Officer kills ‘pregnant’ woman with mental health issues in Baytown, Texas

Elizabeth Warren leads the Democratic ‘ideas primary’

Elizabeth Warren leads the Democratic ‘ideas primary’

Elizabeth Warren has a plan for that. And that. And that as well. On Wednesday, the Massachusetts senator unveiled the 12th major policy proposal of her presidential run, a $100bn plan to combat the opioid crisis.

Warren’s reputation as the ideas generator has gained widespread attention. But she is not the only candidate for the Democratic nomination who has white papers to flaunt.

In the last few days, Bernie Sanders has rolled out a package of proposals to “rebuild rural America” and released legislation to cap credit card interest rates at 15%. Kamala Harris has come out with a bill to financially assist public defenders. Cory Booker has proposed sweeping reforms to the nation’s gun laws. Kirsten Gillibrand has vowed to only nominate supreme court justices who would uphold Roe v Wade. Amy Klobuchar has laid out a $100bn plan to combat drug and alcohol addiction and improve mental healthcare. Continue reading Elizabeth Warren leads the Democratic ‘ideas primary’

U.S. seizes North Korean ship it accuses of violating sanctions

U.S. seizes North Korean ship it accuses of violating sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. said Thursday that it has seized a North Korean cargo ship that was used to violate international sanctions, a first-of-its kind enforcement action that comes amid a tense moment in relations between the two countries.
The “Wise Honest,” North Korea’s second largest cargo ship, was detained in April 2018 as it traveled toward Indonesia and is in the process of being moved to American Samoa, Justice Department officials said.
Officials made the announcement hours after the North Korea fired two suspected short-range missiles toward the sea, a second weapons launch in five days and a possible signal that stalled talks over its nuclear weapons program are in trouble. The public disclosure that the vessel is now in U.S. custody may further inflame tensions, though U.S. officials said the timing of their complaint was not a response to the missile launch. Continue reading U.S. seizes North Korean ship it accuses of violating sanctions