quote:Stormy Daniels's attorney said on Thursday that President Trump threw his personal lawyer under the bus when he said he was unaware of the $130,000 payment his attorney made to the porn star days prior the 2016 election.
"He's effectively thrown, Michael Cohen now under the bus," Michael Avenatti said on MSNBC.
"This is an undisciplined guy, who you know, he finally cracked. We knew he would crack eventually. We'd been patient, I've been waiting, and low and behold, who would have thought that it would arrive on this Thursday on this glorious day in New York," he continued.
Avenatti said they he would file a petition to depose the president on Monday.
"My understanding is that he denied a couple subsequent questions as to whether he has set up a fund from which this payment would be made or reimbursed. I find that quite interesting. And I find that certainly a topic that we're going to explore in connection with his deposition, which we're going to be making a petition for on Monday," he said.
Trump for the first time publicly acknowledged the scandal regarding Daniels's claim that the two had an extramarital affair on Thursday, telling reporters on Air Force One that he did not know where his attorney Michael Cohen obtained the funds to pay Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford.
The money was part of an agreement to stop her from publicly discussing her affair with Trump and was made in the days before the 2016 presidential election.
"You’ll have to ask Michael Cohen. Michael is my attorney. You’ll have to ask Michael," Trump said.
quote:The long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we are all dead. Economists set themselves too easy, too useless a task if in tempestuous seasons they can only tell us that when the storm is past the ocean is flat again.
een soepel werkende organisatie met een helder denkende president ..quote:Op vrijdag 6 april 2018 15:40 schreef ExtraWaskracht het volgende:
• Trump denied knowing about the $130,000 payment his lawyer made to Stormy Daniels before the 2016 election to buy her silence. (USA Today / Bloomberg / New York Times / Washington Post)
• Trump considered replacing Jeff Sessions with Scott Pruitt as recently as this week. (CNN)
• The EPA's top ethics official said he lacked key facts when he concluded that Scott Pruitt's lease with a lobbyist last year didn't violate federal gift rules. (Washington Post / New York Times)
• At least five EPA officials were reassigned, demoted, or requested new jobs after raising concerns about Scott Pruitt's spending and management of the agency. (New York Times)
• John Kelly to Scott Pruitt: The negative stories need to stop. (The Daily Beast)
• A White House spokesman: "I can't speak to the future of Scott Pruitt." (Politico)
• A cooperating witness in Robert Mueller's investigation may have information linking the United Arab Emirates to Russia. (New York Times)
• Robert Mercer spent $2 million to back a far-right organization that purchased anti-Muslim ads on Facebook and Google (OpenSecrets)
• Trump: Women are being "raped at levels that nobody's ever seen before" (NBC News / Axios)
• Trump dropped his "boring" prepared remarks about the Republican tax bill. Instead, he repeated his claim that "millions" of people are voting illegally. (Politico / The Guardian)
• The National Guard troops deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border will not have physical contact with immigrants (NBC News / Associated Press)
quote:It was the kind of story destined to take a dark turn through the conservative news media and grab President Trump’s attention: A vast horde of migrants was making its way through Mexico toward the United States, and no one was stopping them.
“Mysterious group deploys ‘caravan’ of illegal aliens headed for U.S. border,” warned Frontpage Mag, a site run by David Horowitz, a conservative commentator.
The Gateway Pundit, a website that was most recently in the news for spreading conspiracies about the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., suggested the real reason the migrants were trying to enter the United States was to collect social welfare benefits.
And as the president often does when immigration is at issue, he saw a reason for Americans to be afraid. “Getting more dangerous. ‘Caravans’ coming,” a Twitter post from Mr. Trump read.
The story of “the caravan” followed an arc similar to many events — whether real, embellished or entirely imagined — involving refugees and migrants that have roused intense suspicion and outrage on the right. The coverage tends to play on the fears that hiding among mass groups of immigrants are many criminals, vectors of disease and agents of terror. And often the president, who announced his candidacy by blaming Mexico for sending rapists and drug dealers into the United States, acts as an accelerant to the hysteria.SPOILER
Trump Administration Imposes New Sanctions on Putin Croniestwitter:
quote:The Trump administration imposed new sanctions on seven of Russia's richest men and 17 top government officials on Friday in the latest effort to punish President Vladimir V. Putin's inner circle for interference in the 2016 election and other Russian aggressions.
The sanctions are designed to penalize some of Russia's richest industrialists, who are seen in the West as enriching themselves from Mr. Putin's increasingly authoritarian administration.
They grow out of an oddly disjointed policy toward Russia on the part of the Trump administration: While President Trump continues to call for good relations with Mr. Putin, Congress and much of the rest of the administration are pushing through increasingly punitive efforts that are sinking relations with Moscow to lows not seen in years.
"The Russian government operates for the disproportionate benefit of oligarchs and government elites," said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. "Russian oligarchs and elites who profit from this corrupt system will no longer be insulated from the consequences of their government's destabilizing activities."
Among those sanctioned are Oleg V. Deripaska, an oligarch who once had close ties to Mr. Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort.
Also sanctioned was Suleiman Kerimov -- a financier close to Mr. Putin; Vladimir Bogdanov, a top executive of Surgutneftegaz, a Russian oil company; Igor Rotenberg, another oil executive; Kirill Shamalov, an energy executive who married Mr. Putin's daughter, Katerina Tikhonova; Andrei Skoch, a deputy of the Russian Federation's State Duma; and Viktor Vekselberg, chairman of the Renova Group, a Russian investment firm.SPOILER
[ Bericht 76% gewijzigd door Kijkertje op 06-04-2018 16:27:21 ]“The fundamental cause of the trouble in the modern world today is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.”— Bertrand Russell
quote:China’s government vowed Friday to “counterattack with great strength” if President Donald Trump goes ahead with plans to raise U.S. tariffs on an additional $100 billion worth of Chinese goods and said negotiations were impossible under current conditions.
Trump’s surprise move Thursday to instruct the U.S. trade representative to consider the additional tariffs came a day after Beijing announced plans to tax $50 billion in American products, including soybeans and small aircraft, in response to a U.S. move this week to slap tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports.
In Beijing, a Commerce Ministry spokesman said China doesn’t want a trade war — but isn’t afraid to fight one.
“If the U.S. side announces the list of products for $100 billion in tariffs, the Chinese side has fully prepared and will without hesitation counterattack with great strength,” spokesman Gao Feng said.
He gave no details of what measures Beijing might take.
Trump’s proposal intensified what was already shaping up to be the biggest trade battle since World War II. Global financial markets had fallen sharply as the world’s two biggest economies squared off over Beijing’s aggressive trade tactics. They calmed down Wednesday and Thursday on hopes the U.S. and China would find a diplomatic solution but slid Friday after Beijing said it would fight the Trump administration’s latest threats.SPOILER“The fundamental cause of the trouble in the modern world today is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.”— Bertrand Russell
Hij gaat full-calimerotwitter:realDonaldTrump twitterde op vrijdag 06-04-2018 om 16:32:43 China, which is a great economic power, is considered a Developing Nation within the World Trade Organization. They therefore get tremendous perks and advantages, especially over the U.S. Does anybody think this is fair. We were badly represented. The WTO is unfair to U.S. reageer retweet
Want de fake-media zijn groot en ik is klein en dat is niet eerlijk!twitter:realDonaldTrump twitterde op vrijdag 06-04-2018 om 16:46:10 Do you believe that the Fake News Media is pushing hard on a story that I am going to replace A.G. Jeff Sessions with EPA Chief Scott Pruitt, who is doing a great job but is TOTALLY under siege? Do people really believe this stuff? So much of the media is dishonest and corrupt! reageer retweet
Gewoon een stroman. Wat ik zo lees raadt men het hem ten zeerste af.quote:
De "MSM" denkt niet dat hij dat gaat doen maar denkt dat hij dat idee heeft opgeworpen.quote:
Ze willen haar telefoonnummer?quote:
quote:It’s a principle that has been a hallmark of our legal culture: The president shouldn’t be able to tell judges what to do.
No longer. The Trump administration is intent on imposing a quota system on federal immigration judges, tying their evaluations to the number of cases they decide in a year. This is an affront to judicial independence and the due process of law.
As a judge, I swore to follow the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees that “no person” (not “no citizen”) is deprived of due process of law. Accordingly, I was obliged to conduct hearings that guaranteed respondents a full and reasonable opportunity on all issues raised against them.
Although my colleagues on the bench and I valued efficiency, the most critical considerations were fairness, thoroughness and adherence to the Fifth Amendment.
If our nativist president and his lapdog of an attorney general, Jeff Sessions, have their way, those most critical considerations will become a relic of justice.SPOILER
quote:Mick Mulvaney, acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, oversaw the hiring of two senior aides with salaries topping $230,000 ― a major boost from their previous government jobs ― as he criticized the agency for overspending.
Kirsten Sutton, the CFPB chief of staff as of January, makes $259,500 per year, documents obtained by the newspaper show. Her predecessor earned $212,324. Sutton’s new salary is a raise of more than 50 percent from her previous job working for Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas). And Brian Johnson, hired as a CFPB senior adviser, makes $239,595. He was sent an offer letter on Dec. 1 with a starting salary of $220,000, but his pay was increased by more than $19,000 by the end of the month.
Disclosure of the fat paychecks comes after President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers have repeatedly advocated reshaping the agency, arguing it has imposed too many regulations on the financial industry, and have tried to cut the amount it pays employees. The latest White House budget proposal recommended a $150 million funding cut.
Mulvaney himself, who was White House budget director before Trump installed him at the CFPB in November, submitted a report to Congress on Monday encouraging lawmakers to curb the agency’s powers. “The bureau is far too powerful, and with precious little oversight of its activities,” he said in the report.
Mulvaney requested a CFPB budget for the quarter of $0, and said he would fund operations with reserves.
Hier heeft hij een punt hoor. Die classificatie is ook hopeloos achterhaald.quote:Op vrijdag 6 april 2018 16:41 schreef Ulx het volgende:Hij gaat full-calimerotwitter:realDonaldTrump twitterde op vrijdag 06-04-2018 om 16:32:43 China, which is a great economic power, is considered a Developing Nation within the World Trade Organization. They therefore get tremendous perks and advantages, especially over the U.S. Does anybody think this is fair. We were badly represented. The WTO is unfair to U.S. reageer retweet
Damn!, dat zal de rechtsgang ten goede komen...quote:Op vrijdag 6 april 2018 18:08 schreef brokjespoes het volgende:
"Rechters moeten meer raffelen," vindt Gollum
Jeff "I Can't Recall" Sessions wants to bribe judges to do his bidding (WaPo Oponion)
by Bruce J. Einhorn, U.S. immigration judge (1990 -2007)