Two months before Donald Trump Jr.’s encounter with a Russian figure, a key House subcommittee chairman received a similar overture in Moscow offering derogatory information about a U.S. policy that was upsetting Vladimir Putin.Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a California Republican with a reputation as a Moscow ally in Congress, told The Hill the information he received in April 2016 came from the chief prosecutor in Moscow and painted an alternative picture of the Russian fraud case that led to the passage of anti-Russia legislation in Congress known as the Magnitsky Act.
Regardless of the report, minimum wages in dozens of cities and local jurisdictions continue to be on the way up, with some areas (like Seattle) also phasing in increases towards $15 per hour. The exception is St. Louis, Mo, where the minimum wage – according to this report in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch – is set to go down: from $10 to $7.70 per hour.“Disgusting,” was the response from Fight for $15, a national labor group.Eric Greitens, Missouri’s governor, thinks differently. “This increase in the minimum wage might read pretty on paper, but it doesn’t work in practice,” he told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “Government imposes an arbitrary wage, and small businesses either have to cut people’s hours or let them go.”
For decades the U.S. has been the predominant fund supplier of the U.N. Under Trump’s reign that is going to end. Each country is going to be required to pay its own representative portion of the expense. To that end U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley reports $500 million reduction in peacekeeping funds.U.S. Ambassador to the U.N, Nikki Haley reports $500 million reduction in peacekeeping funds.Liberals around the world should have figured out by now that President Trump isn’t bluffing when he threatens action. When the administration reported that it was going to hold the U.N. accountable for their duplicity and reprehensible anti-Israel agenda, no one believed it.
The recent attempted assassination of Republican Congressman practicing for a charity baseball game, was inevitable after the hatred that we’ve seen spewed on television and in the printed media. We seen it on campuses when conservatives were invited to give presentations about their views. We seen the liberals dress up in black Nazi like uniforms with hoods over their heads, wearing mask and carrying weapons threatening to kill anyone who disagrees with them. Celebrating plays that show the assassination of the president, pictures depicting the decapitation of our president being celebrated as art.
Shaikh Mohammad Tawhidi, an Australian imam, declared that under sharia law, it is “not a sin for a Muslim to kill a non-believer.” Tawhidi spoke to Daily Mail Australia and gave his take on the Saudi Arabia soccer team ignoring the moment of silence for the victims of the London Bridge terror attack before a recent World Cup game. “They did not stop for a moment of silence because according to Wahhabi Islam – which governs Saudi Arabia – it is not wrong or a sin for a Muslim to kill a non-Muslim,” the imam said. He added that it is a “lie” to suggest, like the team did, that it was simply a cultural difference.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Sunday said Congress should look into former FBI Director James Comey’s revelation that former Attorney General Loretta Lynch asked him to downplay the nature of his investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails. Testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, Comey said Lynch had asked him to refer to the probe as a “matter” rather than an investigation, an exchange that he said made him feel queasy. Asked whether Lynch was providing cover for Clinton, Feinstein said she couldn’t answer. “I would have a queasy feeling too, though, to be candid with you,” she said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I think we need to know more about that, and there’s only one way to know about it, and that’s to have the Judiciary Committee take a look at that.”
In his written and spoken testimony on Thursday, Comey said that he never felt that Trump had tried to impede the FBI’s investigation into Russia, even that the president had encouraged it and he suggested that former national security adviser Mike Flynn wasn’t at the heart of the investigation. “The assumption of the critics of the president, of his pursuers, you might say, is that somewhere along the line in the last year is the president had something to do with colluding with the Russians … to affect the election in some way,” Matthews said on MSNBC, following the testimony. “And yet what came apart this morning was that theory,” Matthews said, listing two reasons why. First, he said Comey revealed that “Flynn wasn’t central to the Russian investigation,” and secondly, he said that kills the idea that Flynn might have been in a position to testify against Trump. “And if that’s not the case, where’s the there-there?” Matthews said.
Get ready for a big … nothingburger? Everyone in Washington and the media awaits James Comey’s testimony on Thursday with bated breath, but they may be in for a deep disappointment. ABC News’ Justin Fishel and Jonathan Karl report that sources close to the former FBI director say he will not claim that Donald Trump attempted to obstruct the investigation into Michael Flynn. He will, however, tell the Senate Intelligence Committee that Trump didn’t tell the truth about whether the investigation into Russian influence had excluded him as a subject:
The FBI is investigating an attempted overseas cyberattack against the Trump Organization, summoning President Donald Trump’s sons, Don Jr. and Eric, for an emergency session with the bureau’s cybersecurity agents and representatives of the CIA, officials tell ABC News.Law enforcement officials who spoke to ABC News on the condition of anonymity confirmed the attempted hack and said the subsequent meeting took place at the FBI’s New York headquarters on May 8, the day before Trump fired FBI director James Comey. Spokesmen for the FBI, CIA and Secret Service all declined to comment.