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In Closed Hearing, a Clue About ‘the Heart’ of Mueller’s Russia Inquiry Prosecutors for the special counsel suggested plans discussed by Trump associates to address Russia’s conflict with Ukraine and the resulting sanctions remained at the center of the investigation. WASHINGTON Of the few hints to emerge from the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, about evidence of possible collusion between President Trump’s campaign and Russia, one of the most tantalizing surfaced almost in passing in a Washington courtroom last week Mr. Trump had long sought a marquee Trump Tower project in Moscow, and at least two aides were pursuing separate nuclear power projects that would have benefited from an end to the sanctions
Adam Schiff to probe Trump, family money laundering Rep. Adam Schiff in 2017 kicked off the House’s most publicized hearing into Russia election interference by leveling a number of felony charges against President Trump’s associates, citing news reports and a former British intelligence officer’s dossier on the Trump campaign. ⦁ CNN reported in October 2017 that committee evidence showed Russia bought Facebook ads to target Michigan and Wisconsin for anti-Clinton Facebook ads The extent of any links and/or coordination between the Russian government, or related foreign actors, and individuals associated with Donald Trump’s campaign, transition, administration, or business interests, in furtherance of the Russian government’s interests, the plan states
Walter Jones, ‘freedom fries’ congressman who became Iraq War critic, dies at 76 The 13-term North Carolina Republican wrote letters to relatives of U.S. service members killed in action as a way of “asking God to forgive me for my mistake” in voting for the war. He added of his drive home: The whole way, 72 miles, I was thinking about what I just witnessed Zigler, an architect of the Head Start program and a scholar of childhood, dies at 88 Albert Finney, whose bawdy role in ‘Tom Jones’ earned him the first of five Oscar nominations, dies at 82 Yechiel Eckstein, rabbi who rallied support for Israel among evangelicals, dies at 67
BRIAN WOOD on the 'heartless coward who branded him a murderer' Lance-Corporal Brian Wood, pictured returning home after a tour in Afghanistan, speaks of his sense of betrayal after his wrongful persecution by British lawyers. At least, when they got their chance, my lawyer and the MoD lawyer redressed some of the balance and put what had happened at Danny Boy into a proper military context To order a copy for £16 (offer valid until February 25, 2019; P&P free), visit mailshop
Executive time used for work Donald Trump says President Trump said Sunday that he’s usually working, not relaxing when his schedule shows large chunks of unstructured “executive time.” Axios obtained the president’s schedules for the past three months, showing that he spends as much as 60 percent of his day in executive time without specific meetings or events listed Mr. Trump assured his followers on Twitter that he’s keeping busy Depleted Military, Endless Wars, a potential War with North Korea, V.A., High Taxes & too many Regulations, Border, Immigration & HealthCare problems, & much more
Donald Trump, Congress set for Saudi Arabia showdown over Jamal Khashoggi killing Congress was heading for a showdown with President Trump on Sunday over sanctions against Saudi Arabia for the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, amid growing bipartisan criticism of the president’s reluctance to pin blame on the Saudi royal family. A bipartisan group of senators sent a letter to Mr. Trump in October calling for an investigation and a decision on sanctions under the global Magnitsky Human Rights Act, which is aimed at punishing foreign government officials for human rights violations
South Korea agrees to increase spending for American troops stationed there South Korea and the United States struck a new deal Sunday that increases Seoul’s contribution for the cost of the American military presence on its soil, overcoming previous failed negotiations that caused worries about their decades-long alliance. A five-year 2014 deal that covered South Korea’s payment last year expired at the end of 2018 Some conservatives in South Korea voiced concerns over a weakening alliance with the United States at the same time as negotiations with North Korea to deprive it of its nuclear weapons hit a stalemate We Want to Hear from You Join the conversation Comment
Migrant rescue ship renamed in honor of Syrian boy Alan Kurdi It's been more than three years since the body of 3-year-old Syrian boy Alan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish shore, his lifeless body face down in the sand. MUST WATCH All the players in Syria will make your head spin 02:17 (CNN)It's been more than three years since the body of 3-year-old Syrian boy Alan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish shore, his lifeless body face down in the sand Abdullah Kurdi, the boy's father, also spoke at the ship-naming ceremony
ISIS OBLITERATION: US-backed Syrian forces begin assault on FINAL Islamic State territory SYRIAN forces have seized ground from Islamic State (ISIS) in a fierce battle to wipe out the last remnants of the jihadist group’s “caliphate”. More than 20,000 civilians were evacuated in the 10 days leading up to the battle General Joseph Votel, head of Central Command, said the terror group still has leaders, fighters, facilitators and resources He told a Senate hearing: We do have to keep pressure on this network… They have the ability of coming back together if we don’t
INF Treaty was about European security, not American; US left it to get new missiles – Russian envoy The INF Treaty that Washington abandoned was aimed at primarily providing security for Europe, not the US, the Russian envoy to the US said, explaining the US move was driven by a desire to get new missiles. Still, the dismantling of the treaty would not make any country in the world safer, including the US itself and might yet lead to another security crisis, he warned I’m sure, when we’re together we can solve many, many pressing problems, he said, adding that Russia is always open to finding a solution together with the US
Amy Klobuchar Joins Growing List of Democrats With a 2020 Presidential Bid The third-term U.S. senator from Minnesota and a former prosecutor announced her bid Sunday. Amy Klobuchar, a third-term U.S. senator from Minnesota and a former prosecutor, announced her bid for president on Sunday with a vow to heal the heart of our democracy and renew our commitment to the common good In the Fight Club era of American politics will ‘Minnesota nice’ work
Joe Biden reminded of past 'humanitarian' actions after he blasts Maduro over aid block A former US Vice President has urged Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro to step aside for a “democratic transition.” Twitter, however, doubted Joe Biden’s ‘humanitarian’ motivation, pointing out his warmongering past. Some suggested that the whole ‘humanitarian aid’ might be rigged, referring to earlier ‘humanitarian’ activities of the US – and a recent weapons delivery, intercepted in Venezuela Trends: Joe Biden newsJuan Guaido newsUS newsUS-backed coup in Venezuela newsVenezuela news
Russia says 27 children of ISIL members arrive from Iraq Fathers of the children were killed during three years of fighting as mothers face execution or Iraqi prisons. ISIL seized large swaths of Iraq in a lightning 2014 offensive, before the government dislodged the group from urban centres and eventually declared victory in December 2017 More than 300 people, including 100 foreign women, have been sentenced to death in Iraq for belonging to ISIL, while others have been sentenced to life in prison
Trump Blasts 'Executive Time' Report, Claims He Doesn't Often Use It To Relax “In fact, I probably work more hours than almost any past President," he tweeted. In fact, I probably work more hours than almost any past President.... Politico reported Friday that his administration has begun searching for the staffer who leaked the president’s schedule to Axios On some days, Trump spent nearly the entire working day in executive time, Axios reported
Foreign Isis fighters launched failed coup attempt, say witnesses Plotters were reportedly executed after attacking leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi British journalist John Cantlie is believed to be among them and Baghouz residents who have fled the town suggested caves on the outskirts were being used to hide him and other captives Inside Baghouz, bombed-out oil tankers lay scattered like toys among rows of shattered houses