President Trump's tweet also came after The Washington Post reported earlier Wednesday he was so eager to have the new wall in place by the 2020 election that he had "directed aides to fast-track billions of dollars' worth of construction contracts, aggressively seize private land, and disregard environmental rules." … [Read more...] about Trump: Wall Going Up ‘Very Fast’
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Another Trump accuser, Jill Harth, has also vowed to sue Trump should he strike first. Harth told her story to LawNewz.com in an exclusive interview earlier this year. Her attorney, Lisa Bloom, said in a statement that should she file a claim against Presidential candidate, “I would take the deposition of Trump and all of his enablers, and subpoena his business and personal records as well as any recordings that may exist in which he brags about sexual assault.” … [Read more...] about ‘Be Careful What You Wish For’: Gloria Allred Warns Trump What Will Happen if He Sues Accusers
If Nunberg defies the subpoena, he could be held in jail for civil contempt. That’s what happened to former Bill Clinton business partner Susan McDougal, who sat in jail for 18 months after refusing to testify before a Whitewater grand jury. Eighteen months is the maximum detention under the civil contempt statute, Lawfare explains. … [Read more...] about Could ex-Trump aide go to jail if he defies Mueller? Communications with Trump lawyer sought
It’s a complicated dance — slam GOP policies without attacking Trump, promote bipartisanship while bashing McConnell. And with five Democratic senators running for re-election in 2018 in states Trump won by double digits, Donnelly won’t be the only one who needs to learn the steps. While the Democratic base is fired up to deliver a blow to the president in the midterms, Donnelly and other red-state Democrats want to keep the focus on the GOP’s unpopular tax and health care policies while showing they can work with the president at times. It’s an approach Democrats are confident can work in Indiana. … [Read more...] about Trump Is Going To Indiana To Slam Joe Donnelly. Don’t Expect The Democrat To Hit Back.
Nevertheless, the situation has been complicated by the proliferation of Iranian and Iran-backed forces, to which Washington and its top Middle East allies Israel and Saudi Arabia are opposed. The U.S., Russia and Jordan are reportedly in talks to strike a deal, in which Syria would agree to pull back Iranian and Iran-backed fighters from an upcoming southern Syrian military offensive in exchange for the relocation of rebels and Israel ceasing hostilities against Syrian government positions. … [Read more...] about Syria’s Assad Tells Trump ‘What You Say Is What You Are’ After Being Called ‘Animal’ By U.S. President