What did Judge Emmet Sullivan just do? | POLITICS NEWS

on May 16 to 20 19 Judge Emmett Sullivan ordered prosecutors to make public a transcript of phone calls between Michael Flynn and Russian ambassador Sir Gaius lack made late in 2016 the judge also ordered that the Flynn related parts of the Mueller report be unredacted on June 4th via minute order one that is entered by the judge and made available in an Otis Sullivan wrote on May 16th 2019 the court issued multiple minute orders that ordered the government to file on the public docket certain materials and information upon consideration of the government's submissions in response to those orders the government is not required to file any additional materials or information on the public docket pursuant to the courts orders of May 16 2019 the nature of the minut order from June 4th is much different from what Sullivan demonstrated in prior minute orders and prior statements from the bench regarding the Flynn case it is unclear what exactly the government submitted that changed Sullivan's mind but this is a major shift in his jurisprudence what we do know is that the Justice Department attorneys filed a statement on Friday claiming that the recordings were not used in establishing Flynn's guilt or in the sentencing of Flynn there are a few possibilities in all of this one is that whatever is in that recording would put national security at risk if released including the methods used to capture the call the more likely possibility is that the Trump administration knows that the actual words contained any exchange between Kozlov and Flynn would significantly damage drug because it would show knowledge and coordination with Russia it is surprising that Judge Sullivan took the government's word on things and reversed course the mission to get this transcript revealed in a court of law must continue unabated

Next Tuesday is going to be completely bonkerrs | POLITICS NEWS

yesterday House Democrats revealed that they're planning to hold a full house vote to formally hold Attorney General William bar in contempt of Congress right around the same time the House Oversight Committee revealed that it's also planning to hold Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt Palmer report took this as a sign that the house was lining up one big contempt ceremony for numerous Trump officials and associates across the board sure enough that's what's happening congressman Steny Hoyer the number two ranking House Democrats behind Nancy Pelosi is now hinting that next Tuesday's contempt hearing could include every name who has either refused to respond to a congressional subpoena or a request for documents or who has been instructed by the president not to respond while he didn't drop specific names the presumed list is staggering based on Hoyer's description we could be looking at the following people being held in contempt of Congress next week William bar will Burroughs Steve minuchin Don McGann Andy Donaldson hope dicks and more to be clear as of today only bar has been held in contempt at the committee level and that would presumably have to also happen with these other names before Tuesday so they can be voted on at the Full House level in any case it's becoming clear that next Tuesday is going to be completely bonkers house is going to formally hold several of trumps cabinet members and several of trumps associates in contempt of Congress then we'll see what specific punitive measures are carried out against them at the least the hearing on Tuesday will make for a major television spectacle

03-06-2019 – BBC Daily Politics vs Brexit Party And Trump on D-Day Commemorations

it's Monday it's 12:15 and we're live in Westminster joining me Liberal Democrat MEP Louisa Porat brexit Party MEP Lucy Harris academic and author Matthew Goodwin and the political editor of the daily merit hypocrite hello well it is Donald Trump state visit to the UK if you had missed it we're going to reflect of course on some of the comments that the president has already made before even leaving the United States we're going to talk a little bit more about the Twitter spat between him and the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan but first of all let's return to the principle of diplomacy should Donald Trump be able to say what he likes about British politics or should he keep schtum Luise well it's funny isn't it that actually when Obama made some very sensible comments on brexit in the back of the kill all these brexit ears were criticizing him for wading into British politics and now somehow it's deemed acceptable that Trump is commenting on a Tory leadership race my point Joe is it's really important because the definitional creep that we've got in our political debate now is really dangerous because everything now is fascist everything's racist everything is a extreme it this visit was supposed to be about a polite lunch with the Queen but President Obama has found himself in the middle of an ugly British political catfight now with an undercurrent of racism the president left firmly onto one side Prime Minister David Cameron side in the angry referendum debate here on whether Britain should stay in or leave the European Union stay in he said you're better off and if the side that wants out thinks Britain can get its own special quick trade deal with the u.s. once it leaves think again that's not gonna happen anytime soon because our focus is in negotiating with a big block of the European Union to get a trade agreement done and UK is gonna be in the back of the queue can I ask you about premise Johnson yes you looking forward to working with Prime Minister well I like them I've always liked him I don't know that he's gonna be chosen but I think he's very very good guy a very talented person yeah I like him very much but I haven't gotten to any point where you know it's early in that process we haven't discussed that do you think I think you can say what you like it sir we live in a freedom of speech I'd like to push that forward I think he can say what he likes I think the situation between Sadiq Khan and Donald Trump you know I think it's clearly Sadiq Khan trying to get a bit more PR out of this it's him rubbing him up the wrong way to get a bit more attention whilst Donald Trump is here in the UK and of course it's a it's a going to he wants it to be a historic you know spat between the Mayor of London and Donald Trump the President of the United States and looks like he's getting his own way studio in just a moment but I think we can talk to the Labour MP and supporter Sadiq Khan Roopa hook was it foolishly nasty of him to write that opinion editorial in The Observer likening the President of the United States to a fascist well I think it was some very important points were made in the piece it was a thoughtful piece and you know fascism it doesn't have to be someone with a sort of toothbrush moustache in jackbooted which obviously Trump isn't but I think there are worrying wider trends and you know we could be on the start of a slippery slope really if we look at what's happening in other countries around the world Boston are oh Viktor Orban salvini in Italy and we've seen the results of the European elections here so I think as I say fascism doesn't all come at once but it looks like we're on the start of a slide and I think he's right to caution some of the tricks that Trump does to prey on vulnerable people and completely out of a playbook of the rise of far-right regimes in the third sluicey I think this is precisely by the Labour Party lost in the European elections because they refused to acknowledge the reasons why people are voting the way they are voting currently they refused to actually confront ideas and actually come to the help of the people that they are supposed to be representing look at the Labour Party they should be up north looking after the working-class but they're not manifest if you all talk over each other nobody is going to hear what you're saying in response to what Rupa Hook is saying I mean is Donald Trump entitled or not to hit back against a man who calls him a fashion well I do think that as Matthew suggested earlier this actually works rather well for both of them it appeals to both of their bases lots of Londoners they're unhappy about don't look Trump in coming and coming here and having the pageantry and all the pomp surrounding a state visit and it also plays well to Trump's base in the United States however is not a new thing this has been going on for two years and I remember two years ago covering tweets by Donald Trump about in the wake of the London Bridge terror attacks I remember Sadiq Khan hitting out at Trump after the the Muslim countries travel ban and suggesting that all that everybody was welcome here and in Trump then going on TV and suggesting that they could have an IQ test and see who is the smartest out of both of them yeah this has been going on for a couple of views and actually I think it please we'll both through the basis well to some extent but the Trump never backs down from a fight so and Sadiq Khan knows this yeah and I I also think it's an opportunity for the far left in this city to come out and just play and and just get their anti-capitalist agenda out there and to kind of do word bingo like fascist and racist and and and really it and get the attention and to stir the controversy whereas actually Sadiq Khan said that London is open to the world for business well if it is it needs to be looking to the United States what do you say to that I mean I just think that it seems very petty for the leader of the free world to be picking a fight with the son of a bus driver the whole thing is very unbefitting it just doesn't seem very adult and there's a long child sheet against him in fact you can find footage from Boris Johnson in 2015 saying this man is unfit to be the president of the u.s. I mean this is before he was elected so we are where we are and I agree that into actually a state visit this early on it's not normal these State visits are very rare in it's the first one of this year the only one of 2018 was granted to the king of the Netherlands only two American presidents have had them before so that's a sort of level above the state visit with all the trimmings the Royal stuff and it's only to raise amazed desperation the January that he took office she was the first person who went over her desperation for trade deals but got us into this and it seems like a sort of annual thing though because this balloon flying over London we saw it almost exactly twelve months ago so you know well I think you know the last most recent presidents have had state visits and so I think it makes sense to continue on that trend if you do see this special relationship enduring into the 21st century and also with an economy that is booming in the US right now there's prosperity to be shared and brexit is being reset here in this country there'll be a new prime minister it's time for Noren hsm to say well it's not up for sale I mean the thing free trade is definitely beneficial from his nature yesterday's no and honestly it it really is disappointing as an American on the eve of the 75th anniversary of d-day that you do not think that the head diplomat of the United States of America doesn't get a state visit in this country when we will be the first one to defend you if Russia ever comes to attack you or anyone else for the money and what we're trying to do in in the brexit party is actually start things in a different way we're trying to get policy from the people we're trying to ask people what they want what they want we're trying to make it more democratic and I think that's better you know look at the Tory Party look at how they make satia do you have members yet rather than being a business owned by their ja Faraj I no no no Portis no no we have about so we've been around for about five weeks and I think it's a you know it's a growing party obviously was incredibly successful it is a party now it's absolutely a party were called the brexit party it's not we I mean it's a party that's going to be changing politics and this is what we wanted to set up people need to know how you're going to change it what is the possibility tomorrow well it's will let you come to the press conference and you have been invited so come along and we're really excited because it's going to be a new way of doing things it's not just going to be this static way of introduce my briefly just come in I do think that it's a potential challenge maybe problem for the brexit party in that you've got some of the candidates that are traditionally from the left or even communists left to further back in their life stories and you've got somebody like Nigel Farage who's really quite sort of a traditional conservative in many respects so there's going to be I think an inevitable tension within the party around where does it stand on the economy so is it sort of low regulation low tax or is it a bit more sort of intervention as and protectionism in the old left tradition why does it sound on immigration is somebody like Claire Fox gonna say yeah let's let's stop all immigration or whatever it isn't into the okay so that that's an interesting point which which interesting the UK didn't have because you Kip was which it was a much more sort of binary in that sense yeah it was a sort of pure I think that's a challenge why should people vote for you beyond this one policy of leaving the EU if you might have a big state or you might have high taxes or you may be in favor of the NHS being part of a future trade deal or you might not people won't know will they well we're giving them a sale and those are you having a policy forum or again I mean yesterday I mean yep we're going to be using we're going to be using technology to be able to actually vote what we want it's going to be a completely different way of doing the popular on all all right well let's talk about the Liberal Democrats because people might say Louisa that you are also really a one policy party that the region reason you had this recent surge in the European elections particularly is because you attracted people who want to stop brexit and stay within the EU more than that people don't really know I think certainly are clear and unequivocal position against brexit has helped us but that's not all that we stand for and we've got a long history as a party and we've stood in general elections on a much broader platform and we have a wider offer to the country and actually I think what really illustrates that we do have a border appeal and even beyond for those at not just to those who voted to remain is that we did really well in the local elections recently as well including in leave areas and we took votes of both labor and the Camorra well one of the policies there one of the leadership contenders has said that you should ban internal flights to out green the Greens the greens have one MP is that your route to power well look at Devi is one of our leadership candidates we've got two very excellent candidates candidates much in contrast to the Tory leadership election where you know we've got 13 people being paraded most of them who stand for a hard brexit and don't have any vision for the country beyond that alright we've run out of time but from all of us here bye-bye you

Trump’s Approval Rating Plunges To New Lows In Swing States | POLITICS NEWS

Trump has a negative approval rating in every single swing state and his approval has now plunged to new lows in several states Trump has a negative approval rating in every swing state the latest morning consult Trump approval rating state polls are all bad news for the president – New Hampshire 39 percent approval 58 percent disapproval – 19 net approval Wisconsin 42 percent approval 55 percent disapproval – 13 Michigan 42 percent approval 54 percent disapproval – 12 Iowa 42 percent improvement 54 percent disapproval – 12 Arizona 45 percent approval 51 percent disapproval – 6 Pennsylvania 45 percent approval 52 percent disapproval – 7 Ohio 46 percent approval 50 percent disapproval – for North Carolina 46 percent approval 50 percent disapproval – for Florida 48 percent approval 48 percent disapproval 0 Trump's swing state approval ratings are getting worse Iowa is turning into a major problem for Trump as his trade war is backfiring and farmers in the state are getting economically pummeled by tariffs Trump's net approval has gone from -8 – -12 in a month in Wisconsin Trump's net approval rating has gone from minus 10 to minus 13 in Michigan Trump has dropped from a net minus 10 to a minus 12 in North Carolina Trump's net approval has gone from a minus two to a minus four and importantly Trump's trip to Pennsylvania didn't matter as his net approval remains at minus seven Donald Trump can't afford to lose the Rust Belt or Iowa the numbers are not getting better for Trump they are getting worse as key swing states are moving away from the president ahead of the 2020 election there is an eternity between now and 2020 but the movement at the state level is going in the wrong direction for Trump and if this trajectory continues he is well on the way to being a one-term president

Unearthed Document Reveals Trump’s Contempt For The Military | POLITICS NEWS

Trump threatened to cut child support for his daughter Tiffany if she ever joined the military or the Peace Corps which is proof of how the president really feels about the troops Trump shows his hate for the military Gabriel Sherman of Vanity Fair reported on Trump's prenup with Marla maples more than anything the prenup shows how fiercely Trump wanted to protect the money he did have maples reportedly wanted 25 million dollars but Trump agreed to pay her only 1 million dollars if they separated within five years plus another 1 million dollars to buy a house Trump also would stop making $100,000 child support payments for Tiffany when she turned 21 the agreement states that trumps payments would cease earlier if Tiffany got a full-time job enlisted in the military or joined a Peace Corps the way it was drawn up his ironclad and shows how weary he was Felder told me after reviewing the prenup he was leaving nothing to chance Trump's contempt for the military has continued into his presidency Trump hated the late Senator John McCain because McCain was a war hero who put his country first even in his final major vote as a senator to stop Trump from killing Obamacare the Trump White House hit the USS McCain from Trump and then claimed that staff would not be disciplined for disrespecting and mistreating the troops because the president's feelings matter more than the men and women who serve our country Donald Trump claims to love the troops but he hated the military and found military service so beneath his family that he threatened to cut off child support to his daughter if she enlisted Trump can pretend to love the troops but in reality he feels nothing but loathing and contempt for those who protect our freedom

Russia Hummiliates Trump by calling him a liar | POLITICS NEWS

Trump tweeted praise of Russia for pulling its military from Venezuela but Russia denies that it did anything of the sort Trump often gives deference and praise to Russian President Vladimir Putin but he's not always getting the same treatment in return Trump tweeted on Monday that Russia had removed most of their people from Venezuela thereby satisfying a demand made by the Trump administration as Venezuela devolves into chaos thanks to mismanagement from Venezuelan leader Nikolas Maduro on Tuesday a Putin spokesman came out to deny Trump's claim there were no official messages from the Russian side on this score and nor could there be any Dmitry Peskov a spokesman for President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday according to Bloomberg News his cough added that Russia has specialists there who were maintaining military equipment in Venezuela Russia and Venezuela are allies Russia helped former venezuelan leader hugo chavez and his successor Maduro build the country's authoritarian regime and russia has stood by Maduro even as the country falters thanks to Maduro s– failures as a leader Trump on the other hand often has his loyalty to Putin rewarded with public humiliation this is not the first time Putin has contradicted Trump or sought to remind Trump who's boss some of putin's slights have been petty like making trump wait for almost an hour before their big meeting in Helsinki Finland where Trump infamously took Putin side over u.s. intelligence agencies in a televised joint press conference others have been more substantial in 2017 Trump claimed that Putin told him Russia didn't interfere in the 2016 election and said he believed Putin when he said that the Russian government however categorically denied that the two had even discussed election interference before the g20 summit in Argentina in December of 2018 Trump tried to claim that he was not going to meet with Putin at the summit Putin however insisted that the meeting would in fact take place and later leaked details about the meeting which the White House had initially kept secret Russian media which is basically run by the Kremlin has also sought to humiliate Trump Russian state TV hosts called Trump a clown after his failure of a summit with North Korea and boasted that he was acting like an agent of the Kremlin despite the fact that Russia helped get Trump elected Putin still seeks to remind Trump that it's Putin who calls the shots

German Newspaper Printed What No American Media has Dared to Say | POLITICS NEWS

let's be honest right off the bat Donald Trump is a terrible president oh and he's a terrible person and you can throw in a terrible American – and it seems that while things continue to deteriorate the lines have already been drawn nothing Trump does or says at this point is going to change the minds of the hardcore Trump supporters meanwhile the rest of America the ones who are rational thoughtful and objective are left shaking our heads as Trump continues to isolate the United States however the world has begun to weigh in and one German newspaper has just said what every sane American already thinks about Trump and folks it's brutal dish people just published an article called a danger to the world it's time to get rid of Donald Trump here are some of the highlights Donald Trump is not fit to be President of the United States he does not possess the requisite intellect and does not understand the significance of the office he holds nor the tasks associated with it he doesn't bother to peruse important files and intelligence reports and knows little about the issues that he has identified as his priorities his decisions are capricious and they are delivered in the form of tyrannical decrees and with that opening they capture the basic problem most Americans have with our criminal in chief but it goes on he is a man free of morals as has been demonstrated hundreds of times he is a liar a racist and a cheat I feel ashamed to use these words as sharp and loud as they are but if they apply to anyone they apply to Trump one of the media's tasks is to continue telling things as they are Trump has to be removed from the White House quickly he is a danger to the world Trump is a miserable politician he fired the FBI director simply because he could James Comey had gotten under his skin with his investigation into Trump's confidants Comey had also refused to swear loyalty and fealty to Trump and to abandon the investigation he had to go Trump is also a miserable boss his people invent excuses for him and lie on his behalf because they have to but then Trump wakes up and posts tweets that contradict what they have said he doesn't care that his spokesman his Secretary of State and his national security adviser had just denied that the president had handed Russia of all countries sensitive intelligence gleaned from Israel of all countries Trump tweeted yes yes I did because I can I'm president after all

Franklin Graham Threatens America With Civil War If Trump Is Impeached | POLITICS NEWS

Franklin Graham warned that millions of Trump supporters would start a civil warrant Trump is brought down for any reason Franklin Graham threatens America with civil war Graham told The Christian Post I think what is going on in Washington has something to do with my call to prayer it has bothered me and it has been a burden on my heart because this president is being attacked more than any president in modern history attacked by the crest more than Abraham Lincoln so he is the president of the United States you had two years of investigation that came up with nothing now the media and his opponents in Washington are doing everything they can to destroy him we need to remember is that he is the president that doesn't mean that he is a perfect person he is flawed like all of us he has made plenty of mistakes but he is the leader of this nation we have got huge problems in front of us if the president was brought down for whatever reason it could lead to a civil war there are millions of people out there that voted for President Trump that are behind him that are angry and they're mad we are just living in a very dangerous territory and we need God's help Trump supporters are threatening America Graham has already called for a National Day of Prayer for Trump because he thinks that Jesus can help Trump avoid impeachment Jesus turned water into wine but it is uncertain if even Christ himself could fix the level of corruption and stupid in this White House Franklin Graham denies endorsing Donald Trump but he pulled out of the far-right savoured threats in hiding behind the Bible mob style Graham warned that if anything happens to Trump the country gets it this is the same threat that Trump supporters have been throwing out there for years and nothing ever happens Trump supporters just like their president appear to be all talk and no action the threats aren't going to work the nation is ready to call Graham's bluff and get rid of Trump

Go home Donald Trump, you’re sunk | POLITICS NEWS

for better or worse there has long been a popular internet meme revolving around the phrase go home you're drunk it's generally hurled at people who aren't drunk but are incompetently behaving as if they were while watching Donald Trump stumble around the UK even as so many new things go wrong for him on the home front the phrase that comes to mind is go home your son it's not just that Donald Trump is running around the UK while half dress like a mutant penguin while getting confused over a gift that he gave the Queen even as he demands that the Senate pass a bill that had already passed two weeks ago all while going to great lengths to publicly convince himself that the huge hordes of protesters against him on the streets of London somehow don't exist it's that he seems oblivious to how badly things are falling apart for him back home does Donald Trump even know that his political associate Jorge Nader was arrested yesterday on serious criminal charges and is thus likely to flip on him his Trump and where Watergate star John Dean was just scheduled to publicly testify next Monday that Trump's obstruction of justice crimes are far worse than the crimes that Nixon was ousted for does Trump know that at least two and maybe three of his most loyal cabinet members are about to be held in contempt of Congress next Tuesday it's not clear that any of these ongoing losses even registered for Donald Trump since arriving in the UK his tweets have consisted of whining that CNN is too mean to him calling for a boycott against AT&T and insults aimed at China and Mexico and this is all coming from a guy who looks like they started getting dressed for a formal event then had to stop halfway through because he forgot how close work go home Trump you're sunk better yet flee to Russia while you still can save us the trouble of ousting and prosecuting you