“I haven’t been convinced yet because the 14th Amendment is not explicit on how you determine whether someone participated in an insurrection,” Democratic Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin told the Hill. “There is a real serious question if that conviction has not taken place, whether the Congress can have a finding, or the Senate can have a finding, that they’re guilty of insurrection and whether that’s sufficient. So it’s unresolved.” … [Read more...] about REPORT: Senators Mull Invoking 14th Amendment To Prevent Trump From Holding Office Again
Mueller report finds nothing
The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide defines genocide as an act committed with the “intent to destroy, in or or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group,” according to the United Nations. Acts of genocide include “imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group,” and “deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part.” … [Read more...] about REPORT: Twitter Locks China’s US Embassy Out Of Twitter After Post Touting Birth Rate Decline Among Uighurs
President Donald Trump For help with the Russia matter, Trump has turned to his longtime attorney, Marc Kasowitz, The Washington Post first reported on May 23. (The White House has separate counsel.) Trump previously turned to Kasowitz to sue an author who wrote that Trump was worth less than $1 billion and to threaten The New York Times with legal action over at least two stories, among other occasions. The lawyer is a partner at Kasowitz, Benson, Torres, which has represented former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly and Russia's largest state-run bank, which is under U.S. sanctions. Trump appointed a partner from the firm, David Friedman, to be ambassador to Israel, and he was reportedly considering another partner, Edward McNally, for U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. … [Read more...] about Meet the Lawyers Defending Trump and His Associates in Russia Probes: Ongoing
The newspaper published another article on Feb. 8, 2017 with additional details of Flynn’s conversation with Kislyak. It was later revealed that the FBI intercepted the phone call as part of routine surveillance on Kislyak. (RELATED: Documents Shed Light On Media Leak Center To Michael Flynn Case) … [Read more...] about Grassley Wants To Know How DOJ Found ‘No Wrongdoing’ In Michael Flynn Leak Probe
Comey told a Senate panel last week he believed Trump fired him to undermine the FBI's Russia probe. He also told the Senate Intelligence Committee in his June 8 testimony that he believed Trump had directed him to drop a related agency investigation into the president's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. … [Read more...] about Will Mike Pence Get Wrapped Up in the Trump-Russia Investigation?
There is more. Trump could also be charged with obstruction of justice over attempts to impede the Mueller inquiry into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, and with separate election interference in the state of Georgia (when Trump asked its governor to help overturn Biden’s victory there). … [Read more...] about Pariah-in-Chief: Donald Trump is $1bn in debt, an impeachment trial is due next week, criminal charges are possible – and he’s being abandoned by banks, cronies and even his Mar A Lago neighbours