United States Supreme Courts Indicate Support For Atlantic Richfield Company

There is an interesting article on the Reuters website about how the United States Supreme Court recently signaled that they support a mining company that is being sued by residents of an area of Montana the company once polluted. There was agreement between both liberal and conservative justices that not backing the mining company could lead to further lawsuits regarding polluted sites across the country cleaned up to standard of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The back story

From the 1800’s to 1980, an enormous copper smelting facility in the countryside near Opportunity, Montana, emitted smoke containing arsenic into the air from its giant smokestack. During its peak production years, the mine produced a large portion of the world’s copper supply.

The cleanup began in 1980, after the facility was shut down, and it was done through the EPA’s Superfund. The EPA says that the cleanup was successful, but locals say that, because there is still arsenic in the soil of their community, even more needs to be done. In the 2000’s, they sued the owner of the mine, Atlantic Richfield Company, which is now owned by British Petroleum (BP).

The case went all the way to the Montana Supreme Court, which backed the plaintiffs. If the federal Supreme Court sides with the plaintiffs, and this seems doubtful now, it would mean that other cleanup sites that the EPA has approved as being safe would be in question, and locals could sue. Currently, a number of states, including California, support the plaintiffs.

Arguments on both sides

The locals around the old ARCO plant say that they are getting cancer at higher than normal rates, but they admit that they don’t have statistics to back this up. They also say that their property values have been negatively affected because of the bad reputation the region has gotten because of the pollution. They say that the EPA hasn’t truly cleaned up the site until the arsenic in the soil is totally gone.

The EPA and ARCO have responded that the remaining arsenic does not pose a health risk. They also say that the locals had input in the Superfund cleanup process, and the time for them to express concerns was years ago. Furthermore, their lawyers have argued to the Supreme Court that giving in to the plaintiffs will mean thousands of lawsuits in every state of the country.

President Trump Opts Not to Participate in House Impeachment Hearings

As Democrats begin a new round of Congressional hearings concerning the policies and decisions of President Donald Trump vis-à-vis foreign policy on Ukraine, the President’s own legal counsel has announced that members of the White House will not participate in new hearings before the House Judiciary Committee in December.

To a large extent, the White House’s move to avoid participation in this month’s impeachment hearings was undoubtedly expected by members of Congress from both sides of the political aisle. After witnesses were called to testify before Congress last month, Republicans appeared determined to fight back against any questions of wrongdoing on the President’s part. The President likely sees this form of pushback as a necessary defense against the possibility of an impeachment trial in the Senate this winter.

Indeed, the fiercely-partisan bickering that has erupted within Congress in the wake of November’s hearings is likely to define the case for impeachment for the foreseeable future. Already, the President’s allies in Congress are making the argument that Trump’s actions on foreign policy with regard to Ukraine did not rise to the level of a crime, and House Representatives Devin Nunes and Jim Jordan have been conspicuous in their attacks on Democrats pushing for a full-scale impeachment trial.

According to CNN, the trial could occur by as early as next January, but it seems unlikely that Republican Party stalwarts like Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham will allow a full-scale verdict against the President to occur.

And with Republicans refusing to budge on the issue, it will be up to Members of Congress like Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi to cement their case against President Trump before the Senate begins its own proceedings. That could be just one reason why this month’s hearings will be scheduled for broadcast on national television: If the public turns against the President in the wake of revelations provided by credible witnesses, the thinking goes, Republicans may feel pressure to vote for an impeachment in the Senate at a later date.

At this stage in the proceedings, that kind of outcome appears unlikely: Polls indicate that last month’s Congressional hearings did little to change the viewpoints of either Democrats or Republicans at a national level, and as long as the Republican playbook calls for Trump allies in both Congress and the Senate to push for a resounding rejection of an impeachment verdict against the President, Democrats will face a very steep uphill battle indeed.

China’s Ambassador Tells Canada To Release Meng If They Want Kovrig And Spavor Back

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Trump to butt out of the upcoming elections when he visits London for the NATO summit on December 4th. Mr. Trump recently told the press Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn would be “so bad” for England. He also said Johnson should join forces with Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage.

Mr. Johnson has the lead, according to recent polls. Boris thinks Trump might screw that up when he gets together with NATO members and then has another Royal dinner with the Queen. Johnson and his group of conservatives think the Trumpster could change the course of the U.K. election. Even Trump’s loyal band of senators think Trump needs to keep his mouth shut.

NATO gave Mr. Trump something to cheer about when NATO decided to reduce the amount of security the U.S. pays to keep NATO effective around the world. Instead of paying 22 percent of the security bill every year, NATO said the U.S. will pay 16 percent and Germany will also pay the same amount. NATO members wanted to keep Trump from ruining the meeting the way he did the last time members got together.

Prince Andrew won’t be around to kiss Trump’s butt while the Queen acts like the president is a legitimate president. The Queen threw Andrew to the Royal curb after he botched that BBC interview. The woman Andrew boned while he partied with Epstein has a date with the BBC. That interview could seal Andrew’s fate as the Queen’s favorite son. Prince William is not an Andrew fan, and Prince Charles knows Andrew is a dick.

China’s manufacturing sector has a lot of open-to-make. Manufacturing in China hit a wall when Trump started his tariff war. And consumer debt in China is at an all-time high. Consumer debt is 99 percent of China’s Gross Domestic Product growth. The Chinese government will have to inject cash into the consumer market and find a way to increase production in order to keep GDP growth in the 6.0 percent range in 2020.

Canada still has Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou under house arrest in Vancouver. China’s ambassador to Canada Cong met Meng at her Vancouver home and let her know President Xi won’t let Canada get away with helping Trump put pressure on him to sign a tech agreement that changes Chinese laws.

Ambassador Cong also told Trudeau if he wants Mike Kovrig and Mike Spavor released from a Chinese prison, and if he wants China to buy more canola oil and beef, he needs to drop the charges against Meng so she can return to China.

The Trumpster Claims The Taliban Want To Talk Again

Mr. Trump’s golf fetish cost Americans $115 million in 2019. Trump likes to golf at the clubs he owns. So the Trump Organization gets a boost in revenue from the president’s security team and his entourage. Plus, Trump likes to invite Lindsey Graham to play with him. Lindsey looks the other way when the Trumpster cheats. He got into that habit when he lost his mind from all the political snake oil Trump throws his way.

Lindsey Graham’s political life depends on him kissing Trump’s butt every chance he gets. Mitch McConnell and Graham let the press know early in the impeachment process that Trump won’t get a guilty verdict in the Senate.

Chief Justice John Roberts will judge what he hears from witnesses, and he will make sure the Senate plays by the Rule of Law. Roberts faces a similar situation now that Trump’s tax cases may make the court’s docket this year. Roberts put a hold on the case Congress has in the hopper against the Trumpster. Trump’s lawyers have 10 days to come up with a better lie before the court hears the case.

Washington Federal Judge Jackson told the president’s lawyers Trump is not a king in the case Congress put in motion to get subpoenaed White House officials like Don McGahn to testify. But the Justice Department appealed that ruling. That could mean John Bolton, Mike Pompeo, and Bill Barr may not be able to lie in front of Congress the way Gordon Sondland did on two occasions.

Gordon Sondland’s got more than he thought he would get after testifying before Congress. Sondland keeps trying to get his story straight. But as more witnesses come forward, Gordon’s participation in the plan to hold military aid from Zelensky until he helped Trump screw Joe Biden was more involved than he led Congress to believe. Three women recently accused Gordon of being a little too up close and personal without their permission.

Adam Schiff told the press the hearings aren’t over even though Jerry Nadler’s committee is in the process of creating articles of impeachment. Schiff thinks more White House officials will testify.

The Trumpster went to Afghanistan to mend fences with the military. Trump pissed the military off when he fired Secretary of the Navy for taking Eddie Gallagher’s Navy Seal pin away. Trump said Eddie was his kind of guy. Mr. Trump also claimed the Taliban wants to talk again. Mr. Trump said they’re ready to say or do anything to get the Americans out of Afghanistan.

Don McGahn ordered by Federal Judge to Testify Before Congress

On November 25, 2019, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson of the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia issued a ruling that ordered former White House Counsel for President Trump, Don McGahn, to appear before Congress. McGahn did not appear or respond to a Congressional subpoena from April 2019. At that time, Congress wanted McGahn to testify based on the findings of The Mueller Report.

The Trump Administration has consistently blocked senior advisors from appearing before Congress asserting “executive privilege” meaning that confidential information shared between the President and his senior advisors could not be shared publicly. This ruling, if upheld, could mean that McGahn and other senior Trump officials (like Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and former National Security Advisor John Bolton) will need to appear before Congress. It is possible that McGahn could respond to questions by asserting executive privilege, but he cannot ignore the subpoena outright and refuse to appear.

According to The New York Times, Judge Jackson’s ruling does not dispute the existence of executive privilege; however, it does state that “Presidents are not kings” recognizing the fact that there are three branches of government who apply checks and balances to one another.

Judge Jackson’s ruling is being appealed by the Department of Justice to the U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia. Beyond this appeal, it would fall into the Supreme Court’s purview. It is unclear whether the Supreme Court would take the case as they take about 2% of the 7,000 cases filed with it.

Because McGahn’s subpoena was pertaining to the Mueller case, it will not impact the proceedings or the timeline of the House of Representatives’ impeachment case against the President. Following public testimony last week, the House Intelligence Committee is drafting a report for the House Judiciary Committee which is expected to be delivered shortly after the Thanksgiving holiday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has previously said that if the House votes to impeach Trump, the Senate trial would not convene until early 2020.

Betsy DeVos Keeps Shirking Her Student Loan Reform Obligation

Former Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer told Trump upholding the Rule of Law is what sets America apart from countries like North Korea and China. Mr. Trump fired Spencer for taking away Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher’s seal pin and demoting him. Trump told the press Eddie is a good guy. Trump wants to protect Eddie from the harsh treatment he got from Spencer.

Mr. Trump decided to fire Spencer for telling him to butt out and let him handle the Gallagher case. The Trumpster called Defense Secretary Mark Esper, and he told him to fire Spencer. In his letter of termination, Eddie told Trump he’s a dick.

Rudy Giuliani is under investigation. The Southern District of New York thinks Rudy acted like a U.S. government agent when he forced Zelensky to play ball with Trump. Rudy didn’t register as a foreign agent and that’s not cool. Giuliani also had a scheme in place with Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman the two criminal clients who helped him force Zelensky to say whatever Trump wanted him to say about Joe Biden’s involvement with Ukraine while he was VP.

According to testimony from impeachment witnesses, Rudy acted like the Secretary of State during the Zelensky shakedown. Some Republicans want to make Rudy the scapegoat in the Ukraine fiasco. But Rudy told the press he has insurance that could damage Trump if the Trumpster decides to throw him under the Ukraine bus.

The Justice Department got a wake-up call when Washington Federal Judge Jackson told them their case to keep Don McGahn from testifying was pure fiction. The Justice Department will appeal Jackson’s decision. Most legal experts think that case will go to the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court put Trump’s tax case on hold until December 5th. The Justices want Trump’s lawyers to explain why Trump’s financials should not be public knowledge. If SCOTUS decides to hear the case, a ruling will come in June. If the conservatives on the court decide not to hear the case, Trump will have to release his financial information. Mr. Trump told the press he plans to release his tax returns before the 2020 election.

Betsy DeVos is up to her charter school neck in legal issues. Her quest to collect student loans from students who attended for-profit colleges after a judge told her to forgive those loans earned her a $100,000 fine. A student loan reform group filed a lawsuit against Betsy and another education official for shirking their legal responsibility and mismanaging student loan services.

Rudy Claims He’s Got Lots Of Dirt On The Biden Family

Adam Schiff told the press the impeachment hearings may not be over. John Bolton may step up and give a blow-by-blow account of how Trump put together his plan to bring Joe Biden down.

Mr. Bolton was underground for the last two months. He finally surfaced and claimed Trump blocked his Twitter account. Stephanie Grisham told the press John probably forgot his Twitter password. She insinuated his age might have something to do with his forgetfulness. Bolton didn’t respond to that punk remark. But he did tell the public to “stay tuned” meaning he might tell what he knows about the Zelensky screwing.

Mitch McConnell promised not to shut down an impeachment trial when articles of impeachment come his way. Mr. Trump told the press he wants a trial. He wants to call Hunter and Joe Biden to testify, and he wants Adam Schiff to sit on the Senate stand. Trump likes to attack Schiff for his role in bringing him down. But Mr. Trump is hard to bring down.

Trump is a survivor. He believes in the Trump name. He knows his voter base won’t desert him. The Trumpians want Trump to be Trump. They like the fact he ignores protocol and steps across legal boundaries to get what he wants. Trump’s in office to bring down the Washington establishment, according to his voter base. And the Ukraine fiasco is just one example of Trump being Trump.

Lev Parnas, Rudy’s criminal client, wants to tell his side of the Ukraine debacle before he’s fitted for an orange jumpsuit. Lev told the press Representative Devin Nunes met with Ukraine’s former shady prosecutor-general Shokin in Venice last March. Nunes denies that claim. But Adam Smith the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said his committee will investigate Nunes. Nunes is one of Trump’s loyal supporters. He seems willing to risk his ethical and moral reputation to protect Trump.

Rudy Giuliani tried his best to confuse and irritate the diplomats stationed in Ukraine. Rudy’s shadow State Department play infuriated Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, so Rudy smeared her reputation to get her out of the way.

Giuliani told the press if Trump tries to throw him under the Ukraine bus, he has insurance. He also said if he disappears, the dirt he claims he has on the Biden family will come to the surface. It seems Rudy knows he’s expendable now that more details of his Trumpian mission see the light of day.

Pence Denies He Knew Trump Planned To Make Zelensky His Biden-Bitch

Prince Andrew put all his official duties on hold after he made an ass out himself during a BBC interview. Several news reports claim the Prince and Epstein had a relationship that crossed ethical and moral borders. Epstein didn’t get a chance to reveal some of the high-powered men who visited his dens of lust. But there’s enough information floating through the Internet to prove the prince did the horizontal bop with non-consenting underage females.

Gordon Sondland had to revise his testimony after other diplomats told Congress Gordon was neck-deep in Trump’s plan to force Zelensky to open an investigation that would hurt Joe Biden’s presidential run in 2020. As soon as Joe entered the race, Mr. Trump sent Rudy Giuliani on a mission to force Ukraine officials to help him bring down Biden as well as rehash his theory Ukraine, not Russia interfered with the 2016 election.

Mr. Giuliani ran a shadow operation in Ukraine in order to keep State Department officials in the dark. Those officials thought Sondland would help them set up a meeting between Zelensky and Trump. But Trump would not meet with Zelensky until he promised to help Trump destroy Joe Biden’s run for president. The polls indicated Trump would lose to Biden when Joe entered the race, so the Trumpster decided he would use one of his mobster tactics to force Zelensky to be his Biden-bitch. The Trumpster held up a $391 military aid check until Zelensky agreed to expose Biden’s alleged dirty Ukraine laundry.

Mr. Trump told the press he might testify. But according to one White House official, the president won’t tighten the impeachment noose around his neck by telling Congress his only purpose for screwing Zelensky was to fight corruption in Ukraine. Trump complained about Ukraine’s corruption. But according to Sondland’s testimony, Trump only cared about forcing Zelensky to back up his claim Ukraine helped Hillary in 2016, and Biden did a quid pro number on Ukraine when he was VP to protect his son.

Ambassador Sondland told Congress Mike Pence, Mike Pompeo, and Rick Perry knew about Trump’s plan to screw Ukraine’s president. Pence wasted no time releasing a statement that claimed he knew nothing about the Zelensky screwing. But according to Sondland, Pence knew Trump held the aid check but acted like he didn’t know Trump wanted to bribe Zelensky.

Trump Claims Pence Aide Jennifer Williams Is A Never Trumper Now That She Told Congress The Truth

The Supreme Court wants to hear more from both sides before the judges make a decision about Trump’s financial records. Congress wants to get its hands on Trump’s financials for several reasons. Mr. Trump cooked his financial records, according to Trump’s former lawyer and henchman Michael Cohen. Trump inflated his assets when he needed a loan, and he undervalued those assets when it was time to pay his taxes.

China won’t sign a phase one deal now that Trump won’t drop some of the tariffs. China wants Trump to reduce tariffs on $360 billion worth of Chinese merchandise and take the December tariffs off the table. U.S. negotiators told the Chinese Trump would agree to that proposal, but when it came time to announce a signing date, Trump decided he would not drop the tariffs.

Mr. Trump told the press he’s happy with the billions of dollars he collects from the Chinese and American taxpayers, so he’s in no hurry to sign a trade deal. But economists around the world say if Trump doesn’t end the trade war soon a 2008-type financial meltdown will become a reality in 2020.

Most Wall Street economists think the trade war will not end this year or next year even though Goldman Sachs economists claim the global economy will rebound in 2020. Global Gross Domestic Product growth keeps losing steam thanks to the trade war, according to Europe’s Central Bank. And U.S. economic growth is nothing to cheer about either even though Trump claims his economy is great.

Wilbur Ross just gave American corporations the green light to do business with Huawei for another 90 days while Trump tries to force the Chinese to agree to his trade terms. Mr. Trump hurt Huawei’s business in the United States, but the company’s 5G platform and the new Mate X smartphone made up for its lost revenue in the United States.

The Trumpster likes to call impeachment witnesses “Never Trumpers” for telling Congress the truth. Mr. Trump thinks all State Department and White House officials should turn a blind eye when he pisses all over the constitution.

But Jennifer Williams, a Pence aide who understands what’s going on in Ukraine and Russia, told Congress Trump’s Zelensky call was unusual and way out of line. Williams listened to the July 25th Trump-Zelensky conversation. Other people who listened to the call said the same thing. But Mike Pence, Mike Pompeo, and Bill Barr claim the Trumpster was right to ask Zelensky to screw Joe Biden.

Pelosi Told Trump To Stop Tweeting And Come Testify Before Congress

Gordon Sondland talked to President Trump on an unsecured line in a Kiev restaurant. According to State Department officials, the Russians listen to all unsecured phone calls in Ukraine. According to testimony from a Congressional witness, Sondland had to hold the phone away from his ear because the Trumpster voice was so loud.

Mr. Sondland told Adam Schiff’s committee he didn’t know about Trump’s plan to bribe Zelensky. But the witnesses who testified after Sondland claim Gordon knew Trump cared about opening an investigation that would hurt Joe Biden more than he cared about Ukraine. Mr. Trump claims he wants to stop corruption in Ukraine, but what he really wanted was to bring up the old Clinton email server story, and he wanted Zelensky to screw Joe Biden.

According to another witness, Trump held the $391 million military aid check until the Ukraine president agreed to open a Burisma investigation. Burisma is the gas company that hired Hunter Biden as a board member. Trump claims Joe Biden did a quid pro quo number on Ukraine to protect his son. But Trump’s allegations are not facts, according to Ukraine’s prosecutor general.

Trump tried to intimidate former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch when she sat in front of Congress. But Marie didn’t let Trump win. She told Congress Rudy Giuliani started a smear campaign that hurt her reputation. Trump fired her so Rudy could continue his shadow operation that forced Zelensky to play ball with the Trumpster.

George Conway told the press his wife Kellyanne and Mitch McConnell are part of Trump’s cult. Mitch told the press he won’t find Trump guilty if the House draws up articles of impeachment. In order to find Trump guilty 20 Republicans would have to break away from Trump’s cult in order to render a guilty verdict. But only five or six Republican Senators will vote to impeach, according to several news reports.

Lindsey Graham told the press Trump didn’t try to screw Zelensky. But Graham is a loyal Trumpian who believes the president can do no wrong. But Lindsey did trash-talk Trump after the Trumpster let Erdogan missile-fry the Kurds.

Mr. Trump keeps tweeting about the public impeachment hearings. House Speaker Pelosi said Trump should sit down in front of Congress and tell his side of the story. Pelosi said Trump could answer questions in writing if he didn’t want to take the verbal thrashing the Democrats have in store for him if he testifies.

The Trumpster And Erdogan Break Mobster Style Bread In DC

The impeachment hearings will give Americans a good idea of how long Trump wanted to screw Ukraine. The Trumpster never got over Poroshenko’s government kissing Hillary’s butt in 2016. That’s why Trump listened to Paul Manafort’s conspiracy theory. Manafort told Trump Ukraine had an email server with Clinton dirt in it.

Mr. Trump wanted to get rid of Poroshenko for not kissing his ass in 2016. So he and the Rudster cooked up a criminal plan to help elect Zelensky, and at the same time, set him up to pull off the Trumpster’s below-the-belt move on Biden. Mr. Trump knew getting military aid for his country was a priority, so he held that aid to make Zelensky his bitch after the comedian won the election.

The Rudster used two of his shady criminal clients to help him get Zelensky’s attention. Rudy used Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman two Ukraine-born Floridians to make the right contacts, so Giuliani could strong-arm Zelensky. State Department officials like Bill Taylor scratched their heads and asked Pompeo why Rudy was operating a shadow state department in Ukraine.

Marie Yovanovitch was the American ambassador when Rudy and Trump tried, and succeeded, to stick-it to Zelensky. Marie wanted to know why Rudy was acting like a cabinet member. Rudy knew he had to get rid of Marie if he wanted to pull his plan off without getting caught. So Giuliani started a smear campaign against Marie. The Trumpster fired her without just cause in order for Rudy to seal the under-the-table deal with Zelensky.

President Zelensky told Rudy and Trump he would start a Biden investigation as soon as Trump released the money. But when the whistleblower uncovered Trump’s quid pro quo conversation, Zelensky said the old Burisma gas company investigation did not find any wrongdoing, so that case is closed. Hunter Biden sat on the board of Burisma. Trump wanted to prove Joe got his son the $50,000-a-month job by quid pro quo-ing Ukraine. Zelensky also told the press he doesn’t know about the email server Trump wants to find.

Mr. Trump asked his business partner Erdogan to Washington to help him take some impeachment heat off his ass. Erdogan and the Trumpster have a few deals working through a brother-in-law connection. It’s complicated, but Jared Kushner plays a majAnd he might act like he cares about the Turkish dictator missile-frying the Kurds in Northern Syria. But Trump won’t mess with Erdogan because Trump’s only hotel in Europe is in Turkey.

Appeals Court Tells The Trumpster To Hand Over His Tax Returns

Washington Attorney George Conway thinks Mr. Trump’s narcissism is out of control after the first day of the public impeachment hearings. Conway is an avid Never Trumper, but his wife Kellyanne is one of Trump’s most vocal supporters.

Mr. Conway told the press Trump’s only mission wasn’t to help curb corruption in Ukraine. The president rarely talked about corruption in Ukraine over the last three years. He talked about corruption in Iran, and he even accused his intelligence agencies of being corrupt more than pointing his orange-bleached finger at Ukraine.

The first day of the impeachment hearings didn’t help Trump’s claim his phone conversation with President Zelensky was perfect. Ambassador Bill Taylor set the record straight when he told Congress Gordon Sondland told him Trump doesn’t care about Ukraine. All he cared about was screwing Joe Biden. Trump wanted Zelensky to say Joe used his type of quid pro quo tactics on Ukraine so his son’s name wouldn’t come up in a Ukraine gas company investigation.

Mr. Taylor also told Congress Gordon Sondland committed a major security breach when he called Trump from a Ukraine restaurant. The Russians listen to conversations U.S. officials have with each other if they have a chance. Taylor said Sondland gave Russia the opportunity when he broke protocol and called Trump from a public place. Taylor also said it was highly unusual for the ambassador to the EU to get involved in Ukrainian issues.

Mr. Sondland donated $1 million to Trump’s campaign. The president rewarded him with an ambassadorship even though Gordon has no diplomatic experience. The Trumpster wanted Sondland to relay his plan to State Department officials in Ukraine. Sondland told officials like Mr. Taylor Trump wasn’t out to make Zelensky his Biden-bitch.

House Trumpian Jim Jordan claimed Trump didn’t strong-arm Zelensky during the now-famous July 25th phone conversation. Jordan claims Trump wanted to weed out corruption in Ukraine and Zelensky agreed to help him open an investigation because Biden, not Trump is the guilty one. That lame excuse didn’t fly with the public or members of Congress, according to Forbes.

Congress and New York are one step closer to getting their hands on Mr. Trump’s tax returns. An appeals court sided with a lower court that said Trump can’t keep hiding his tax returns. Jay Sekulow told the press the Trumpster will take his case to the Supreme Court. Mr. Trump thinks the Supreme Court will vote in his favor because he put a couple of Trumpian judges on the highest court in the nation.

Manafort Threw That Ukraine Election Interference Idea In Trump’s Conspiracy-Loving Lap In 2016

Gross Domestic Product growth dropped to 1.9 percent in September. Most economists claim that’s an excellent growth percentage. China’s GDP growth is six percent. And Europe has a Gross Domestic Product growth rate of 3.0 percent. All of those percentages were higher until Trump started his trade wars in order to achieve world trade dominance.

The head of Europe’s Central Bank told the press Trump’s tariffs put global manufacturing in the economic toilet. Supply chains went to hell. Logistic managers had to reconfigure trade routes and countries of origin.

Brexit still plays a role in the erosion of Europe’s GDP growth. Mr. Johnson got an extension from the EU until January 2020. So there’s still mud in the economic water. Mr. Trump told Johnson he might renege on his promise to give the U.K. an incredible trade agreement now that parliament made Boris their Brexit-bitch.

Pelosi told the press she’s ready to hold Trump’s feet to the impeachment fire. The Republicans can’t seem to come up with a legal strategy that would negate the testimony of several key witnesses who hand first-hand knowledge of the Zelensky phone conversation. Some Republicans say trying to quid-pro-quo-screw Zelensky is normal when presidents talk to each other. The Republicans also want to push the witch hunt term Trump likes to use when he talks about Shifty Adam Schiff.

Adam Schiff will prosecute Trump in front of the cameras when the impeachment hearings go public. Schiff knows Trump is a criminal. But Trump claims Schiff is the criminal for exposing his mobster-style presidency to the world.

Forty-nine percent of Americans are in Schiff’s impeachment corner, and 47 percent of Americans don’t think impeaching Trump is the right thing to do. Some of those Americans know Mitch McConnell and his band of Trumpians won’t throw the impeachment book at the Trumpster if the Judiciary Committee has enough evidence to draft articles of impeachment.

Trump’s dislike for Ukraine started when the Ukraine government became Hillary lovers in 2016. Paul Manafort, the head criminal in Trump’s 2016 campaign, started the rumor that Ukraine, not Russia interfered with the 2016 election. And he said there is an email server in Ukraine that proves it.

According to the NY Times, Mr. Trump took that lie and put it in his conspiracy theory handbook and made it a reality. Mike Mulvaney told the press that’s the reason Trump tried to screw Zelensky. He wanted Zelensky to admit the email server is in Ukraine.

The Public Gets To Hear What Two Of “The Three Amigos” Say About Trump QuoProQuo-Screwing Zelensky

Iran wants to develop a relationship with Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, again. Iran claims Trump’s days of ruling the Middle East are over. Trump’s pal Ben Netanyahu can’t form a government, and Iran keeps pushing his sanctions buttons just to show him he doesn’t want to mess with Rouhani and the Revolutionary Guards.

Prince Salman and Jared Kushner are buds. When all that dreadful Khashoggi incident became public, the prince and Jared had several private conversations. Kushner gave the prince advice on how to handle the situation. Mr. Trump keeps sending arms to the Saudis and the Saudis keep lining Trump’s personal pockets with coin, so there’s little chance the Salman Dynasty will make nice with Iran.

The whistleblower said he would answer Republican questions in writing just the way Trump did when Mueller had questions. But Trumpians like Jim Jordan said the whistleblower has to come forward and face Trump’s wrath. Jordan thinks the whistleblower is a Never-Trumper or a Democrat with a hidden agenda even though two witnesses who were on the Zelensky call confirmed the whistleblower’s original report.

Alexander Vindman was on the Zelensky call, and he claims Trump didn’t release the entire call. Trump left out the part where he talked about Joe Biden holding $1 billion over Ukrainian officials heads so they wouldn’t prosecute his son Hunter who sat on the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian gas company. Jordan’s denial before he knows all the facts is a feeble attempt to defend a president who has “mobster” written in his DNA.

China wants Trump to drop the December tariff threat before Xi signs the phase one deal with Trump. President Xi has a sanction ace in the hole now that the WTO gave China the right to drop more than $390 billion in sanctions on Trump’s tariff-loving ass. But the Chinese want to sign a farm deal because other farm product suppliers like Brazil and Argentina can’t meet the Chinese demand. In 2018, China bought $20 billion worth of soybeans. In 2019, Chinese importers only bought $10 billion.

Kurt Volker, Gordon Sondland, and Rick Perry were the “three amigos” who handled Trump’s quest to screw Zelensky, Trumpian style. Rudy Giuliani had the same mission, but he didn’t work for the State Department. But he tried to control the Ukraine division of the State Department using two Ukrainian-American criminals who pay him handsomely just to have their picture taken with the Trumpster.

Los Angeles Fire department requests for more Drones.

As it hopes to upgrade its tasks, the LA Fire Department has decided to turn to various innovations. These innovations will include extending its fleet of drones for a many new deployments. One of the most prominent local groups of fire-fighters in the United States third after Chicago and New York is the Los Angeles Fire Department. The department has a spending budget of about $691 million. The department employs more than 3,500 Americans. The institution has reacted to 492,717 fire cases in 2018.

The Institution already has 11 drones in its service to complement its fleet of 258 fire motors, helicopters, and ambulances. Richard Fields who serves as the Battalion Chief, is also the leader of the institution’s Unmanned Aerial Systems program. He said that he wished to see the number of drones increased. The LA fire department has become the earliest pioneer in the use of drones to fight the ravaging fire in California. This turned out victorious thanks to an agreement that was made with a firm from China known as DJI. The agreement was sealed back in April.

The Chinese automaton producer and imaging technology designer said that the agreement to test and employ DJI drones as a crisis reaction readiness tool. The firm considered it one of DJI’s most significant partnerships with a firefighting institution in the United States.

Bill Chen noted that they were eager to fortify their organization with the Los Angeles Fire Department, which is one of the country’s prevalent public safety offices. He added that they intended to enable the fire institution to exploit DJI’s automaton innovation, which was purposefully developed for the public safety department. He also noted that through the two-way joint effort, DJI would get a significant understanding of the complexities of conveying drones during crisis in one of the most unpredictable urban conditions in the country. After five months in the field, the drone program appears to have been fruitful enough that Battalion Chief Fields hoped to multiply the fleet.

The battalion head noted that in their next cycle, the Fire department was going to utilize the specialized resources in the field to combat blazes. Fields noted that it is fire personnel and support groups who manage dangerous materials, rescue, and carry out urban, marine environments and quick water rescues. Fields announced that the innovation requests the team to make the drone efficient. There are great deals of innovations that enable the team to make the technology increasingly adaptable. Fields noted that the sensors on the drones are a big deal.