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
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”
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
The flow of news continues from the Persian Gulf at a rapid pace. On Tuesday, sites connected to the oil industries of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were reportedly hit for the second time this week. And according to a New York Times report, the White House is considering military plans against Iran, one of which includes the dispatch to the region of a huge taskforce of 120,000 soldiers. (U.S. President Donald Trump denied the report on Tuesday.) Iran’s choice of targets is already causing unusual volatility in the oil market and is of concern to the Trump administration. Continue reading Analysis Iran Threatens the Saudi-U.S. Axis Without Taking Direct Responsibility
WhatsApp discovers ‘targeted’ surveillance attack; Dave Lee, North America technology reporter
Hackers were able to remotely install surveillance software on phones and other devices using a major vulnerability in messaging app WhatsApp, it has been confirmed.
WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, said the attack targeted a “select number” of users, and was orchestrated by “an advanced cyber actor”. Continue reading WhatsApp voice calls used to inject Israeli spyware on phones