WASHINGTON — Robert Mueller has been busy. In just the last two weeks, the special counsel has secured the cooperation of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, dispensed with the case of the campaign aide who triggered the Russia probe and signaled he’s squeezed all the information he needs out of former national security adviser Michael Flynn. All that activity has not gone unnoticed by Trump. The president has continued to wage a public-relations war on Mueller, casting his investigation into Russian election interference and possible coordination with Trump associates as a politically motivated witch hunt. In his latest move, Trump is again using his executive power to declassify documents in the Russia probe that he says build a case that the investigation was tainted from the start by bias in the Justice Department and FBI. Here’s where things stand: ___ DECLASSIFYING RUSSIA DOCUMENTS Urged on by a small group of House Republicans, the … [Read more...] about AP Explains: Robert Mueller’s legal actions not overlooked by Donald Trump
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THE President of the United States is the world's most flamboyant and publicised billionaire. Here's the lowdown on all things Donald Trump. Where did Donald Trump grow up and was his family wealthy? Donald Trump was born on June 14, 1946, the fourth child of real estate tycoon Fred Trump. The Trump family was wealthy and lived in a mansion in the Queens area of New York. As a 13-year-old, Donald was sent to a military academy after he started misbehaving at school. Now 72, he boasts that he made money "the good old-fashioned way" but he first got into real estate with a "small" $1million loan from his father and helped manage the family's housing portfolio in the New York area. He took control of the company in 1971 and renamed it the Trump Organisation - shifting from residential sales in Brooklyn and Queens to swanky projects in Manhattan. The company transformed the rundown Commodore Hotel into the Grand Hyatt before developing the most famous Trump landmark, the 68-storey Trump … [Read more...] about How old is Donald Trump, what is the US President’s net worth, when did he marry Melania and how many children does he have?
World International Affairs Russia investigation There used to be a bar in downtown Moscow called Sanctions, featuring caricatures of Western politicians and serving only Russian booze—a one-stop summation of President Vladimir Putin’s attitude toward the efforts of the U.S. and Europe to economically kneecap his country. Putin and his Kremlin-controlled propaganda machine have a history of shrugging off sanctions, despite a 55 percent crash in the value of the ruble, a collapse in foreign investment and rising inflation. Russia, Putin boasts, will always survive the West’s efforts to destroy it. That narrative will be aggressively tested in the coming months should the U.S. government make good on the harshest economic sanctions ever imposed on Russia. There are three separate efforts to inflict economic pain. On September 12, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that declared election interference a “national emergency” and … [Read more...] about Donald Trump, U.S. Has Declared Economic War on Russia With its Toughest Sanctions Yet
Trump’s smart and rightRe: “Like a breath of hot air — Trump’s bluster jolts us out of business-as-usual politics, Mark Davis says,” Wednesday Viewpoints.As refreshing as Donald Trump’s message is, it would come across better if he would hire a good speech writer. His mind is so far ahead of his words that he literally speaks in half sentences. He is talking about a new subject before he finishes the last.The result makes him sound like he is rambling and unable to make his point. Donald is very smart, owes allegiance to no one, and, most important, he is right! He comes across as politically incorrect, but political correctness has run amok and has to be stopped. He’s the only politician who seems willing to do it.I’m voting for someone who isn’t afraid to tell it like it is, as uncomfortable as that may be.Thomas Donaldson, Gun Barrel City‘Unelectable’Watch out, Mark Davis is making predictions again. In his column, he … [Read more...] about Donald Trump
David Schultz Perhaps one of the most overused phrases in the news and among commentators is the phrase “constitutional crisis,” especially as it applies to a cluster of issues surrounding the Donald Trump presidency — including whether he can be indicted or if, as an anonymous New York Times op-ed asserts, administration officials are part of a resistance to limit his action. I am not sure what the term means, but there is no constitutional crisis when it comes to Donald Trump; the “system” is working. A constitutional crisis means a situation where the Constitution and the laws cannot handle or address a specific situation and we are left totally with non-constitutional solutions to address a problem. I do not see that here. When Trump was first elected, I began giving a series of talks that continue to today. In those first talks I said that there was something remarkable the day after the election – there were no tanks in the streets or … [Read more...] about The irony of Donald Trump: The system works