Saturday, 17 November, 2018

Trump promises peace, but turmoil over Russian Federation probe and media intensifies

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference to announce a criminal law enforcement action involving China at the Department of Justice in Washington Thursday Nov. 1 2018. Justice Department and FBI leaders announced criminal charges MoreCloseclosemore
Andrew Cummings | 09 November, 2018, 22:59

In more plain language: "A person obstructs justice when they have a specific intent to obstruct or interfere with a judicial proceeding".

Similar rallies were held in cities nationwide.

Counselor to President Donald Trump Kellyanne Conway, is interviewed on television at the White House's North Lawn in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018.

The row, carried live on national TV networks, was followed by Trump issuing angry put-downs to several other reporters.

"Calls for an independent counsel or commission to investigate allegations that Russian Federation tried to interfere with our elections ring hollow when similar calls for special counsels during the scandals of the Obama administration were dismissed out of hand by the same people making these demands now", Whitaker said.

"There is a lot to fight against with this administration; both the president himself, but also the people he has appointed", she said.

The protests come a day after Trump effectively fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a move many see as clearing the way for Trump to go after Mueller.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's appointment letter authorizing the special counsel investigation did not ban Mueller from investigating Trump's finances. Sessions had recused himself from overseeing the investigation.

A List Of Firsts For Women In This Year's Midterm Elections
One more woman will be added to the Senate - either Republican Martha McSally or Democrat Kyrsten Sinema in Arizona. In her victory speech in September, she said: "These times demanded more from our leaders and from our party".

From bad to worse: Trump's media relationship frays more
It smacked of theater, given that Trump had picked pugnacious Acosta from among the crowd of reporters, to ask a question. In response - as captured by C-SPAN - Trump began, "Here we go". "But they have to come in legally".

Businesses reward voters with free food, rides
Customers can either present their official "I Voted" sticker from the polls, or sign a pledge to vote at the counter. Free food, free drinks and a free ride to the polls are all available to MA voters this Election Day.

"According to the chain of command, (Rosenstein) should be the attorney general", Gorton said.

Indivisible member Eileen Kreutz, of Industry, traveled to attend the protest after hearing about it through communications from Indivisible.

Overseeing it all is Whitaker, a former college football player and United States attorney from Iowa who was brought into the Justice Department a year ago to serve as Sessions' chief of staff. But, she said, she's concerned that Sessions' departure may be a sign that Mueller's investigation will be blocked. We're mobilizing immediately to demand accountability, because Trump is not above the law.

Mueller has tended to make major announcements over the Russian Federation probe on Fridays.

No sooner had Trump announced that Whitaker was in charge at Justice, than rank and file House Democrats began setting off alarm bells, saying that is was a clear attempt to shackle Mueller's investigation.

"Trump putting himself above the law is a threat to our democracy, and we've got to get Congress to stop him", the group said on its website. Later, he was viewed as a likely pick for Trump's attorney general, but Sessions was given the job instead, leading to a cascade of "always the bridesmaid, never the bride" memes. "And that is a problem for all of us".

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, one of several public officials invited to the event, called Mueller "an wonderful public servant". He has said that Hillary Clinton should have been prosecuted for her email scandal as secretary of state and that Trump made the right call in firing FBI Director James Comey.

Spats between Trump and journalists can sometimes seem circus-like, but critics say the president's hot temper illustrates his deeper disdain for Washington norms - and allegedly for the law.

Recommended

Samsung's foldable phone uses 7.3-inch, 4.5-inch screens Samsung's foldable phone uses 7.3-inch, 4.5-inch screens According to The Guardian , Samsung is not the only cellphone manufacturing company creating a foldable phone . There is a high chance it will carry a price tag of around 2 million won ($1,790).

Ariana Grande cries, trips during performance on ‘Ellen’ Ariana Grande cries, trips during performance on ‘Ellen’ Watch the entire performance above, then maybe go see if The First Wives Club is on Hulu or something? That was unbelievable ! That was awesome. "We love you, we support you".

Boeing Issues Safety Warning on 737 Max After Lion Air Crash Boeing Issues Safety Warning on 737 Max After Lion Air Crash The Lion Air crash is the worst airline disaster in Indonesia since 1997, when 234 people died on a Garuda flight near Medan. If the angle of attack is too high, then its speed decreases and the aircraft could enter an aerodynamic stall.

Rashida Tlaib becomes first Muslim woman elected to Congress Rashida Tlaib becomes first Muslim woman elected to Congress MA will also be getting its first black congresswoman while Arizona and Tennessee stand to elect their first woman senators. Tlaib actually campaigned with Omar ahead of the latter's primary race earlier this year.

On election eve, Trump continues to play up military's role at border On election eve, Trump continues to play up military's role at border Trump has been very vocal about the caravan, calling it an "invasion" and saying it will be met by the military. The deployment is being called " Operation Faithful Patriot ".

BLACKBURN TAKES TENNESSEE: GOP Candidate Defeats Democrat Phil Bredesen BLACKBURN TAKES TENNESSEE: GOP Candidate Defeats Democrat Phil Bredesen Bob Corker, a moderate Republican who opted to retire past year after repeated clashes with President Trump . The television networks declared Blackburn the victor at 9:15 p.m.

Samsung unveils foldable smartphone with flexible display Samsung unveils foldable smartphone with flexible display Samsung helped create the big-phone trend that's become the standard with devices such as Apple's iPhone XS Max. Reports also suggest that the new smartphone will feature an OLED screen and will be powered by an intel chip.

May has EU concessions to keep United Kingdom in customs union May has EU concessions to keep United Kingdom  in customs union This could give mainland Britain some scope to set trade rules while keeping the province of Northern Ireland aligned with the EU. Britain wants instead to keep the whole United Kingdom in an EU customs union, but only temporarily.

Department of Justice will monitor voting rights compliance in Arizona Department of Justice will monitor voting rights compliance in Arizona He said that wasn't a huge number, proportionally, and was about the same as had been observed in previous elections. If your county does not participate in the CWPP, you can only vote at the voting precinct assigned to you.

Delhi air quality improves to 'very poor', curbs imposed Delhi air quality improves to 'very poor', curbs imposed Due to deteriorating air quality in the national capital, authorities have declared emergency measures for 10 days starting today. The Delhi government has also been asked to deploy 400 sprinklers as a backup to mitigate any crisis.

Northern Virginia believed Amazon’s frontrunner for second headquarters Northern Virginia believed Amazon’s frontrunner for second headquarters - Amazon plans to split its new second headquarters into two locations, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal . The Journal said the main reason for having the two new facilities is to make it easier for Amazon to recruit enough talent.

U.S. officially reimposes all sanctions lifted under 2015 Iran nuclear deal U.S.  officially reimposes all sanctions lifted under 2015 Iran nuclear deal Washington gave 180-day exemptions to eight importers: China , India , South Korea , Japan, Italy, Greece, Taiwan and Turkey . Iran's vice president Eshaq Jahangiri said the Tehran government hopes to continue exporting oil despite the USA sanctions .

Imran Khan’s visit infuses momentum in Pakistan-China ties Imran Khan’s visit infuses momentum in Pakistan-China ties Later a separate meeting was held between State Councillor Wang Yi and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi. This is Prime Minister Imran Khan's first official visit to China on the invitation of President Xi Jinping .

US Soldier Killed In Kabul Had Been A Utah Mayor US Soldier Killed In Kabul Had Been A Utah Mayor Burton, the adjutant general of the Utah National Guard . "I love Mayor Taylor, his incredible wife Jennie and his 7 sweet kids". Indeed, Burton underscored the fact that other Afghan forces killed the suspect who had fired on Taylor with "small arms fire".

Stop justifying rights abuses, Amnesty tells Nigerian, US govts Stop justifying rights abuses, Amnesty tells Nigerian, US govts The Nigerian army cited comments by US President Donald Trump to justify opening fire on Shia protesters earlier this week. When a reporter asked him about this, the president said the USA military should "consider it a rifle".