Tis’ The Season For The President To Re-Gift Presents According To Don Jr.

President Trump may be the fox the Democratic hounds in Washington want to catch and devour. But during the Christmas season, Mr. Trump is just another father who wants to give his children gifts that represent his love and affection. But some politicians argue that Trump is like the Grinch that stole Christmas. Bustle describes his un-Christmas-like policies make the holiday season feel more like a Nightmare on Elm Street, according to the Democrats.

But Trump still has a little Christmas joy running through his veins, according to his son Donald Trump Jr. Don Sr. didn’t want to give his oldest son the junior label, according to Ivana’s 2017 book. Trump thought he would lose credibility if Don Jr. turned out to be a loser. But that didn’t happen. After years of “Art of the Deal” conditioning, Don Jr. is his father’s son. He walks the walk and talks the talk that makes the Trump name such a bigoted, racist flamethrower in the Western World.

It’s no secret. Don Jr. would fall on his Trumpian sword for his dad. Little Don knows where the Russian ghosts went after the Trump organization allegedly put a deal together that put the family in the White House. He knows how to push the right political buttons to make Trump’s voter base explode in anger. Trump Jr. is a Donald, and he’s proud of it.

Don Jr. is so proud of his dad he doesn’t mind when the president gives him Christmas gifts that came from other people. He loves to get the old monogrammed Polo shirts and the other clothing that have the “DJT” mark of excellence in their fabric DNA. In fact, one year, Don Sr. gave Don Jr. a gift that Don Jr. gave him during a past Christmas season. It doesn’t bother Trump Sr. that he violates the rules of etiquette for re-gifting gifts without letting people know they didn’t really come from him.

But re-gifting holiday gifts is way down on the list of rule violations stamped with the Trump name. Don Jr. laughs when he talks about his dad’s lack of etiquette. He knows his dad has other qualities that make him the best dad during the Christmas season. Don Jr. likes to stand behind Don Sr. and defend him when the truth seems to pull a piece of the president’s resolve from his thick skin. And Donald Trump Jr. is proud to wear his dad’s old shirts and ties. They make him feel like the special son and a presidential possibility.

James Comey Tells Congress The FBI Originally Thought Four People In The Trump Campaign Helped The Russians Interfere In The 2016 Election

Former FBI Director James Comey and Donald Trump don’t like each other. Comey hasn’t been as vocal about his dislike for Mr. Trump. But Trump hasn’t held back his contempt for Comey. Trump believes Comey helped Hillary Clinton by not charging her with a crime for using her personal emails to do government business. Mrs. Clinton used her personal email for four years, according to several news reports. Trump claims Clinton used her personal email with ill intent, and he never let up on Clinton during the campaign. Mr. Trump would get his voter base excited at rallies by shouting “Lock her up.”

According to the testimony Comey gave in front of two Congressional committees, the FBI started investigating the Trump campaign when they received information that a Trump campaign foreign policy advisor had a conversation with a person about the stolen Clinton emails. The person said the Russians had the emails and they would hurt Clinton. That story is new news, according to Independent.co.uk.

Most people thought the FBI started its Russian interference investigation when British spy Christopher Steele released a damaging dossier about Trump’s behavior in Russia during the 2013 Miss Universe Pageant. But the Steele information came months after the FBI got word that four people in Trump’s campaign were actively helping the Russians. Comey didn’t name those individuals. They are still part of Mueller’s ongoing investigation.

George Papadopoulos, a loyal Trump supporter attended the London meeting, according to Comey. Papadopoulos was one of the first Trump minions to fall during the Mueller investigation for lying to Congress. Mr. Papadopoulos just finished serving a 14-day sentence for his role in the Russian debacle.

Comey told his story in front of a Republican-led committee. The committee wants to know more about the FBI and the Justice Department’s actions during the 2016 campaign. The committee rehashed questions about the Justice Department and Comey activities during the campaign, but the Justice Department inspector general’s report previously answered those questions. Plus, Comey answered many of the questions in his book and when he gave public testimony to Congress months ago.

Trump believes Comey played a role in giving Clinton a pass during the campaign, but there’s no indication Comey did anything, but follow the rule of law, according to several news reports. But the Republicans want to show Comey’s actions were politically motivated and hurt the Trump campaign.

According To A Former Federal Prosecutor, Mueller’s Giving Trump A Front Row Seat To A Mobster Take Down

No one says it in public. Defamation of character, especially the character of a president, can be a legal nightmare. But some people who know the inner workings of New York City developers say Trump business methods mirror the business decisions of John Gotti Sr. No, no one calls Donald Trump a gangster. They just call him a businessman with gangster qualities.

Trump likes to battle in court. He likes the thrill of winning, and he blames others when he loses. The list of lawyers who represented Trump in some legal tussle is a long one. Lawyers have to walk the Trump legal walk if they want to stick around. Trump knew John Gotti had a loyal lawyer in Roy Cohn. Roy Cohn did work for Trump’s dad, Fred.

Cohn also had clients with mob connections. Mr. Cohn was Trump’s mentor, according to The Guardian. Cohn knew how to massage the law like a legal masseuse. He knew how to bob and weave in front of a jury. And he taught Trump how to use the law, as well as test the law, every chance he got.

Former Federal Prosecutor Elie Honig knows all about Roy Cohn. Eli worked for the southern district of New York when that office took down the Sicilian mafia. She also knows Robert Mueller from those federal prosecuting days. Honig said Mueller seems to be taking a page out the legal mobster takedown book. He’s methodically getting Trump loyalists to tell the truth. Mueller has successfully completed stage one of the Trump takedown. But Honig believes there are more stages to the Mueller investigation. There’s more Trump campaign fish to fry.

Mueller hasn’t gotten to the core of the Trump campaign group. Trump’s family visited Russia in 2015. They tried to get permission to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. Mr. Mueller hasn’t gone after Donald Jr., Eric Trump, or Jared Kushner yet. But all three seem to be fair game. Some reports say all three had contact with Russians for alleged campaign reasons. Obviously, they know Trump’s truth is always the right truth. Mueller’s job is to find the information to break down that truth.

Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen, Michael Flynn, Roger Stone, and Jerome Corsi made their choice. Flynn and Cohen gave Mueller more legal ammunition, and Manafort, Stone, and Corsi plan to go down with the presidential ship if Mueller’s investigation finds the keys that unlock the legal truth.

The President Is Getting On Putin’s KGB Nerves

The July 2018 Putin-Trump bromance is just an old news report now. Whatever deal Trump made with Putin behind Helsinki closed doors is a mystery. But it looked like the two CEOs of these gigantic corporations were ready to announce a merger. Trump threw his own intelligence community under the Russian-interference bus to protect Putin. American reporters knew something ethereal just happened, but they had to temper what they saw. Trump and Putin stood united even though Mueller issued indictments against the Russian hackers.

When Mueller’s investigation turned up the heat on Mr. Trump by releasing Michael Cohen’s description of Trump’s business relationship with Russia, Trump knew he had to act fast. The president couldn’t embrace Putin at the G20 Summit in November. That would be like running to daddy to ask him what to do now that Mueller’s knows Putin has a free $50 million penthouse coming in the Trump Tower Moscow. According to documents released by Mr. Mueller, the Trump Organization pursued the Moscow Trump Tower deal while Trump was the Republican nominee. And that Putin penthouse deal was Putin bonus for giving his blessing to build it.

When Trump canceled his meeting with Putin at the G20 and gave the Russians a lame excuse, the news reports coming out of Russia about Trump changed. When Trump first got the big job, most Russians thought relations between the two countries would improve. And that looked like a serious possibility last July. But the Russian’s didn’t buy Trump’s excuse.

That meeting snub along with Trump’s plan to pull out of that long-running nuclear treaty gave the Russian press an opportunity to say the White House brand on the world market is Trump’s unpredictability and volatility. It sounds like there’s a hidden message in that Russian message. It almost sounds like Putin’s telling Trump he’s not following the game plan, according to some news reports.

Putin knows Trump didn’t follow KGB protocol when Mr. Trump and his campaign officials did their part of the campaign deal. Now that Trump’s campaign knights put Trump in a neck-deep pool of legal sharks, it’s every man for himself, according to the Russians. They know Trump will find a way to pass the blame, and Putin knows that’s the unpredictable part of the president he played a role in electing, according to the Democrats.

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions Thinks He Might Be Done With Politics

Jeff Sessions, the Alabama lawyer, judge, and blatant racist did his best to get on Donald Trump’s good side during the 2016 campaign. Sessions was one of the first Republicans to support Trump. Trump didn’t know Sessions before the campaign. But Mr. Trump knew Sessions had the same thoughts as he did about immigration, and gays serving in the military. Sessions proved he was a closet racist on many occasions while he served the state of Alabama. But Jeff saw the chance of a lifetime when Trump told him he might be his attorney general. Sessions became a Trump loyalis0t. And according to CNBC, that was the decision that sealed his fate.

From that point on, Jeff Sessions was a make America great again cheerleader. He wanted to repeal state marijuana laws. And with the help of Trump and White House lawyer Don McGahn, he put conservative judges on benches across the country. Sessions and McGahn also came up with the idea to separate kids from their parents at the border. Mr. Sessions did everything Mr. Trump wanted him to do except watch over Mueller’s Russian investigation. When Sessions recused himself from the investigation, Trump lost it. Sessions became Trump’s Twitter target. Trump belittled Sessions every time his thumbs did the talking. Trump wanted to throw Sessions to the curb as soon as he recused himself, but Jeff has a lot of friends in the Senate and they protected him.

But after Trump got a down-home beating in the midterm elections, it was time to send Jeff Sessions back to Alabama. Trump fired Mr. Sessions, and he put another Trump loyalist in his place. But Trump didn’t just fire Sessions. He embarrassed and belittled him in public. Trump showed no mercy. Sessions left Washington with his tail between his legs.

Jeff recently told Politico he might hang up his political spurs. Some Alabama voters want him to run to get his old Senate seat back. But Sessions said he’s done with politics. Trump took what every politician needs to function in the big political league. Trump took Sessions will to serve away. The president painted a cartoon picture of Sessions, and Jeff had to take it without fighting back. He tried to get Trump to let up on him by turning the border and immigration issues into a legal free-for-all. But stomping on human rights wasn’t enough to change Trump’s mind. So the president parted ways with Jeff after the midterms.

Some news reports say Jeff Sessions is an old-school southern politician. He believes in justice for all, with exceptions. Jeff got the justice he deserved without exceptions, according to several news reports.

Trump Wants To Meet North Korean President Kim Jong Un In 2019

Trump lies to call Kim Jong Un “Little Rocket Man.” Kim comes from a long line of Korean strongmen who isolated North Korea from the rest of the world. Even since the end of the Korean War, North Korea kept a relatively low profile. Kim maintained a business and trade relationship with China and a couple of other countries that don’t like the way the United States plays the foreign relations game.

President Kim kept the West on nuclear notice. Kim let the world know he’s still a player on the international scene by testing North Korean missile distances. He took great pride in letting the world know his missiles could reach the United States mainland. And he wasn’t afraid to tell the world his nuclear program was ready for action if what he called, “the imperialists in the United States” wanted to go a few nuclear rounds with him. His nuclear chest thumbing got loud and scary when Trump became president. Before Trump took office, Kim would shake the political trees in the United States from time to time, but it seems Trump’s win gave Kim new purpose.

The North Korean saw an opportunity when Trump beat his political chest and dared Kim to follow through on his threats. Trump knew Kim wouldn’t back down. The North Koreans were looking for a little respect from the United States. Kim thought Trump was the guy who could make that happen.

Mr. Trump set up a meeting with Trump to show his voter base he could tame the nuclear menace by using Trump philosophy on the dictator. And Kim thought he could get the brutal sanctions lifted if he made it look like he would do what Trump wanted. Trump wanted Kim to end his nuclear program and act like a Trump fan. Kim knew Trump needed a win back home so he said his country would stop their nuclear program.

But in true Kim Jong Un form, the deal with Trump was more about perceptions than reality. North Korea hasn’t put a plug on its nuclear efforts, according to Rappler’s news report. So Trump wants to set up another meeting in 2019, according to Reuters.

Trump said he wants to meet Kim in January or February to talk about what they talked about in 2018. Kim might accept that invitation if Trump sweetens the deal in some way. Going toe-to-toe with Donald Trump on the world stage gives Kim more power. And meeting with Kim gives Trump the distraction factor he needs to dance around more damaging Mueller information.

Michael Cohen Wants A Reward For Blowing The Roof Off Trump’s Alleged Russian Business Deal

Americans heard Donald Trump’s message about Russia over and over again. Mr. Trump stands by that message. He didn’t have anything to do with Russia in terms of pending real estate deals or Russian interference in the 2016 election. But both Trumpian facts are now under a lot of scrutiny. Robert Mueller’s investigation has become more than an investigation into Russian collusion. His investigation is blowing the roof off Trump’s alleged cover-up. Mr. Trump and his team of unsavory associates and family members are in political hot water, and it looks like that hot water may burn one Trump family member.

Michael Cohen, a loyal Trump lawyer before and during the 2016 campaign, threw a legal hand grenade at Trump when he pleaded guilty to lying to Congress after meeting with Robert Mueller’s team. Cohen put a timeline on Trump’s quest to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. That timeline conflicts with Cohen’s original testimony before Congress. Cohen told Mueller the Trump Organization wanted a deal with the Russians and Putin knew about the project. The Trump Organization allegedly offered Putin a free penthouse in the new Moscow Trump Tower in exchange for his help. Mr. Cohen also said the deal didn’t fall through until June 2016. By that time, Trump was the Republican nominee.

Mr. Cohen wants a reduced sentence for cooperating with Mueller. That may happen, but some legal experts say he’ll spend four or five years behind bars. But whatever happens to Cohen will fade as Mueller exposes more lies from Trump loyalists. Campaign associates Roger Stone and Jerome Corsi are on the verge of cracking under Mueller’s legal tactics. They could join the other six Trump supporters who now have a prison term in their future.

But the Congressional spotlight now shines on Donald Trump Jr. Don Jr. said a few things under oath on his first trip to Capitol Hill. Young Donald claimed no knowledge or a little knowledge about a pending real estate deal in Russia. Cohen’s recent testimony shows Don Jr. played an instrumental role in the Russian Trump Tower deal as well as the Trump’s campaign quest to meet with the Russians to get dirt on Hillary Clinton.

Now that the Democrats are in the driver’s seat in Congress, Don Jr. is in store from some heavy-duty grilling by the Congressmen on both sides of the aisle. The president knows Don Jr. may take the fall for being a loyal minion. News reporters will keep a close eye on what Mueller and Congress do next. And what the president says about his son’s alleged lying.

Former Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Just Gave Mueller An Early Christmas Gift

Michael Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer told Mueller’s team he lied to Congress when he said Trump wasn’t trying to make a business deal with Putin during the 2016 campaign. Trump said Cohen’s lying, but at last count, four former Trump campaign officials are in line for orange jumpsuits. Another Trump supporter, Roger Stone, could be next. Stone got a supporting role in the campaign through his connections with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Jerome Corsi, a conservative conspiracy theorist got on the Trump campaign wagon because they both believe Obama is a Muslim. And according to the Mueller investigation leaks, Corsi supplied Stone with information on high-level Democrats. Mr. Stone allegedly passed the information to Assange. Corsi did have a plea deal in place with Mueller, but he changed his mind.

Six close friends of Donald Trump had some kind of interaction with the Russians during the campaign. And when you add Don Jr.’s name, it’s seven. Don Jr. attended the Trump Tower meeting with Paul Manafort and Jared Kushner. Jared Kushner makes eight. But the president continues to tell his followers he had nothing to do with the Russians during the campaign. But he did ask them to look into Hillary Clinton’s emails.

Trump has beefed up his attacks on Mueller because Paul Manafort’s lawyer called Trump’s lawyer. Some legal experts say that’s a foul, but it’s anybody’s guess what they talked about. But according to the Washington Post, Trump stepped up his tweet attacks on Mueller after the phone conversation between Rudy Giuliani and Paul Manafort’s lawyer. And to add more intrigue into the mix, Trump left the door open for a Paul Manafort pardon after that phone call.

All the reports about Donald Trump and the Russians seem to have a common thread running through them, according to some political analysis. Trump and Putin are businessmen. Trump wants to do business in Russia, and Putin wants to do more business deals in the United States, according to conspiracy theorists. With Clinton out of the way, and Trump running the global show like a bad Nintendo player, Putin has a chance to screw Democracy the good old Soviet way, according to several news reports. No one knows the full story yet, but Mueller thinks he’s got part of the story figured out. Putin helped Trump get elected, but Mueller can’t say that without proof. Some people say Trump’s relationship with Paul Manafort is that proof.

Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/michael-cohen-trump-russia-investigation-plea-deal-mueller-lies-congress-moscow-tower-project-a8660876.html

Former Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz Just Let Trump Know He’s Going To Be Devastated

The Mueller investigation seems to be on Trump’s mind more these days. Trump sticks to his “Witch Hunt” theory and he claims his campaign stayed within the letter of the campaign law. But no one told all those loyal Trump campaign officials they had to play by the rules. Four former Trump campaign officials broke the rules and then flipped on the President to cut some time off their jail time. Two more Trump undercover campaign agents are on the verge of being indicted by Mueller.

There’s been a lot of talk about the legality of collusion. Trump says collusions doesn’t qualify as a crime. But remember, Trump got most of his legal training from Roy Cohn, the New York shyster and un-legal enforcer who knew how to get judges to see things his way. Several Sunday morning news reports focused on the fact that Mueller gonna give Trump some devastating political news. Even Alan Dershowitz said Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election will be mess-up Trump’s product-filled hair.

According to Dershowitz, Trump’s lawyers are in the process of discrediting the report before its public knowledge. Dershowitz also seems to think the Mueller revelations won’t be criminal, according to his interpretation of the law.

But the fly in the Mueller ointment could be a game-changer. Matt Whitaker, the controversial attorney general, is that fly. The Democrats think Whitaker will handle the Mueller report in a way that benefits the president. Whitaker said he would do the right thing, but his past choices may not confirm he follows a righteous path.

Meanwhile, Mr. Trump wants to cut the deficit that increased by $2 trillion since he took office. The federal government’s debt sits at $21.7 trillion. Maybe Trump will come clean and pay the government all the money he owes by allegedly cooking the books and using his foundation money for personal gain. But thanks to the agenda he’s put in motion, the national debt will continue to increase due to bipartisan spending increases and the Trump tax cut.

Trump wants Mueller’s investigation to go away. He knows he’ll have a hard time justifying the part he played in throwing Hillary Clinton under the Russian interference bus. But Mueller won’t stop until he brings Democracy back to the forefront in the United States.

Source: https://edition.cnn.com/2018/11/25/politics/alan-dershowitz-trump-mueller-devastating/index.html

Mueller Has Another Trump Pal By The Short Hairs

Donald Trump’s Republican army may not be able to protect him when Mueller circles his indictment wagons around him, and he begins to show the world what Trump’s been hiding for the last two years. The old story ‘if it walks like a duck and talks like a duck,” it must be a duck rings out as campaign aide after campaign aide gets an indictment notice. Even Trump’s financial idols, Paul Manafort, and Roger Stone are fair game in the Mueller investigation. Manafort has his orange suit on, and Stone may be wearing orange next if Jerome Corsi follows through and works out a plea deal with Mueller.

Corsi, the conspiracy theorist and conservative writer, and Roger Stone worked together during the campaign. Corsi got the down-low information on key Democratic figures during the campaign. Mueller’s team wants to know if Stone and WikiLeaks had something going on during the campaign. It smells like Stone played a role in getting WikiLeaks to release Hillary Clinton’s emails, according to the Democrats. Corsi supplied Stone with information, and Stone made sure WikiLeaks made the emails public. Stone denies that accusation, but Corsi may add some color to Stone’s story, according to the Washington Post.

Corsi wanted to help Trump. Corsi put the bug in Trump’s ear about Obama lying about his birthplace. But now that the Mueller team put the pressure on Corsi, he wants to come clean. He knows Mueller holds his fate in his legal hands, but he’s not sure he wants to throw Stone under the Mueller bus. According to the Washington Post, Stone said Corsi did what any investigative journalist would do to help his friends. Stone’s convinced Corsi’s action during the campaign have First Amendment protection.

Mr. Corsi claims Mueller and his team made his mind feel like “mush” after 40 hours on the Mueller hot seat. Corsi almost agreed to a plea before Thanksgiving, but he said he thought the prosecutors weren’t interested in what he had to say. He even said he felt like a victim and the Mueller team didn’t play nice. Mueller seems to get the truth out of wealthy scoundrels.

Mr. Trump had no comment when he heard about Corsi’s alleged plea. Corsi’s lawyer didn’t say much either. And as always, no comment from Mueller. He’s too busy trying to figure out what Trump’s easy answers mean to his Russian investigation. Mueller knows Trump has a tendency to stretch the truth like a string of silly putty, so for now, Trump’s part in Russia’s plan to embarrass Hillary Clinton remains a mystery.

Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Suffering From Alzheimer’s Disease

Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor revealed that she probably suffers from the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. The 88-year old explained through a letter that she would no longer be making public appearances due to the illness. O’Connor says that she was informed of the diagnosis “a while ago.”

The announcement made by O’Connor came on the heels of a report by the ABC News stating that a public appearance made by the retired Supreme Court Justice two years ago would be her last.

Jay O’Connor, the son of the retired justice, says that his mother struggles at times with her short-term memory and is forced to use a wheelchair. The younger O’Connor goes on to say that about two years ago his mother realized that it was time for her to slow down a little. He said that her health concerns, combined with the fact that she has accomplished most things she intended to in her post-retirement years, made the decision to scale back her public life an easy one.

Justice O’Connor retired in 2006 to help care for her ailing husband, John O’Connor. John also suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and died in 2009. He was 79 years of age.

O’Connor testified before a Senate committee in 2008 regarding her husband’s medical condition. She explained through her testimony that only by experiencing the disease first hand could a person understand the frustration experienced by sufferers and their families.

The announcement made by O’Connor highlighted the fact that civics learning became the main focus for her after her retirement from the Supreme Court. She also made it known that she would like to see a national initiative for civics education funded. O’Connor expressed that civic engagement and education should be available to all American citizens. She expressed a hope that the nation will commit to educating young people on these matters.

John G. Roberts, The Court’s Chief Justice, expressed sadness at the news of O’Connor’s illness. Justice Roberts also said that he was not surprised that O’Connor used the moment to further the American cause and encourage civic engagement among citizens.

Roberts commended O’Connor for breaking down barriers for women in the legal profession. He went on to say that the work of O’Connor has been a benefit to the profession and the United States as a whole. Roberts ended by saying O’Connor is a role model to all that seeks justice.

Brett Kavanaugh Receives Confirmation To Supreme Court

Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court by a narrow margin On Saturday. The United States Senate voted 50 to 48 to make Kavanaugh the newest member of the highest court in the nation. The vote followed heated confirmation hearings and an FBI investigation that included allegations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh.

Bystanders report that loud shouting could be heard before and after the vote was taken. There were also hundreds of protesters outside the Supreme Court. Police arrested dozens of individuals when they rushed a police barricade.

Straits Times.com says that the confirmation of Kavanaugh was considered a surety once three key senators gave their endorsement to him. These key votes were cast by Susan Collins from Maine and Arizona’s Jeff Flake, both Republicans. The two were joined in their support of Kavanaugh by Democratic Senator Joe Manchin from West Virginia.

A Standing Committee of the ABA previously rated Kavanaugh as well-qualified in their assessment of the judge’s worthiness made to the Senate Judiciary Committee. However, the Standing Committee made it known to the Judiciary Committee on Friday that their assessment of Kavanaugh is currently under re-evaluation.

The re-evaluation of Kavanaugh is attributed to new information regarding his temperament. The result of the re-evaluation was not known when the Senate vote was conducted.

Kavanaugh is a graduate of Yale Law School and has been a U.S. Appeals Court Judge in Washington D.C. since 2006. Kavanaugh will now possess a seat on the Supreme Court that was made available when Justice Anthony Kennedy decided to retire.

The initial confirmation hearings of Kavanaugh included intense questioning regarding the Senator’s views on a number of issues including the rights of gays, abortion, and the powers available to the president.

The calmness displayed by Kavanaugh during the first hearings was gone by September 27 as the second hearings were underway. Kavanaugh seemed angry at times while defending his name against allegations made by Christine Blasey Ford that he sexually assaulted her.

Ford testified that Kavanaugh attempted to rape her at a party while both were students in high school. Ford’s account of the incident is that Kavanaugh shoved her onto a bed and placed himself on top of her. She said the Senator attempted to remove her bathing suit while groping her.

A subsequent investigation by the FBI resulted in nine people being interviewed. However, neither of the people were Ford or Kavanaugh. One former classmate at Yale that was interviewed, Deborah Ramirez, says that Kavanaugh exposed himself inappropriately to her at a party.

99-Year-Old Lawyer Has No Plans To Retire

Morton Katz is a 99-year-old attorney who has no plans to retire. He stated that he will not retire until they carry him out of the courtroom. Morton started practicing law in 1951. He became a lawyer after he served in World War II.

Morton stated on Press Herald that he loves what he does. He also stated that he does not know what he would be doing if he was not practicing law. Morton said that he has his hard days, but he still loves what he does.

Morton was educated at Connecticut State College. After he graduated from college, he served in World War II. He went to law school after World War II was over.

Omar Williams is the Superior Court Judge. He stated that Morton is able to handle tough cases and is good at his job. He also stated that Morton does superior work.

Morton is a public defender and gets paid $350 for every case that he takes on. If the case goes to the trial, he is paid an hourly wage on top of the $350. He also does a lot of free legal work.

Morton’s uncle paid to get him through college. Morton offered to pay his uncle back, but his uncle refused that offer. That is what motivated Morton to go into public service. He stated that if someone needs your help, then you will need to help them.

The American Bar Association has stated that it does not know whether Morton is the oldest practicing lawyer in the United States. Ernie Lewis is the executive director of the National Association of Public Defenders. He has practiced for 31 years and stated that there is no one who is close to Morton’s age still practicing.

Morton regularly attends seminars so that he can stay up-to-date with legal changes. Judge Williams says that Morton is a fine example of the best that humankind has to offer.

Man Who Bit Dog Receives Felony Sentence

A 27-year-old Florida man who has confessed to biting his dog for purposes of establishing dominance over it has entered a guilty plea to a felony animal cruelty charge. He also admitted to punching the dog in the face. In return for the plea, he was able to avoid a prison sentence. A Palm Beach County judge sentenced the man to four years of probation. He has been prohibited from possessing animals of any kind or living with anybody who has animals on their property. The man must also undergo a mental health evaluation and follow any recommendations. In order to monitor the defendant’s probation, his home has been ordered subject to random inspections by Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control agents or the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Department. In addition, 300 hours of public service must be served at a minimum of 10 hours per month. The sentence is subject to a two year reduction if the terms of probation are successfully served.

According to the Daily Mail, a deputy was dispatched in May of 2018 to the man’s apartment after a caller reported hearing slamming noises and somebody abusing a dog. Upon speaking with the man’s roommates, one of them said that the dog’s owner “beat the hell out of him.” The dog was found shaking in the man’s bedroom closet that had been blocked off by a couch. There was blood on the dog’s ear and on the closet floor. One of the roommates told police that he saw the defendant beating the dog more than once. He reportedly left the dog “on his back with his paws up, and crying.” Another roommate stated that he heard the dog crying in pain while the man beat it. The dog’s owner reported that he was disciplining the dog after it “destroyed several items in the apartment.”

The dog, a two-year-old Siberian Husky named Dimitri was seized by animal control officials. Its condition and whereabouts are presently unknown.

Read More: http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/animals/dog-bite-plea-649205

Ted Bauman Explains the Affect of Trump’s Trade War on Chinese Stocks

Ted Bauman says that not everyone is in agreement about President Trump’s trade war, but it’s giving investors the chance to purchase stocks from the biggest companies in China. One example is iShares China Large-Cap ETF, and it is currently down 10 percent year-to-date.

The stocks that comprise the aforementioned ETF include China Mobile, Tencent Holdings, banks, insurance companies, chemical companies and oil companies. These companies are growing, and investors now have a chance to take part in it.

Along with that growth comes some of the lowest price tags the market has seen in several years.

In the past year, companies listed in the ETF listed above earned nearly $15.50 per share. Currently, the price-to-earnings ratio is equal to 2.6. To find prices at a valuation that low, you would have to travel back to the year 2010. In 2013, investors were willing to pay 15 times earnings for this ETF, so today’s prices are an incredible bargain.

If we look at this with an outlook toward dividends, we can still see the decrease. The yield of the fund’s semiannual distributions comes out to approximately 3.6 percent. That’s the highest that it has been since 2009. These companies are trading at their lowest stock prices as compared to their asset value.

According to S&P’s Capital IQ, the fund’s book value is $52.61 per share.

On Monday, investors were able to purchase this stock for $42 per share, and that is a discount of 22 percent. You would have to go back to before 2009 to see prices that low.

Things were very different in 2009 from the way they are today in 2018. Back then, China’s stock values were in harmony with U.S. stocks and global asset values, and new and old markets were digging their way out of the day’s financial crisis.

Now, we can describe the entire scene as “out of harmony.” If we imagine a teeter-totter, the U.S. market is on the top, and equity markets around the world are scraping the bottom.

The scenario described above is going to end at some point. When this happens, the newer markets will be able to enter the game again. Cheap markets like China’s will be able to offer investors growth and are going to be where investors will want to be.

Trump’s Trade War

President Donald Trump placed tariffs in the amount of $50 billion on China’s exports. Not to be outdone, the Chinese placed tariffs in the amount of $34 billion on American exports. After that happened, President Trump announced that he would add $200 billion in tariffs if the Chinese dare to retaliate. Because of the drama that has been unfolding, the indices have been moving down the scale.

The tariffs are considered to be President Trump’s answer to the intellectual property theft that China has been engaging in for several years. The fact that the trade practices were seen as unfair to American businesses is also a factor. To some, President Trump’s actions are a show of strength right before November’s elections. Every member of the House of Representatives is running to hold his or her seat this fall. Only 35 out of the 100 senators are currently running in an election this year.


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Trump’s trade war also had the effect of causing China’s currency to fall. Tariffs have been placed on Chinese goods, so this encouraged China’s government to loosen its hold on the yuan. As recently as August 13, the yuan was trading at 6.89 to the dollar. It could continue to move, but the actions taken by the Central Bank are expected to keep it below 7.

As the currencies move, the stock prices adjust to them. For example, the Shanghai Composite is down 18 percent for 2018. Tensions between China and the U.S. began to increase in June, and that is when the composite started to fall.

Does this mean that American investors should sell Chinese stocks?

If you were to ask Ted Bauman, he would tell you not to sell. It’s time to buy Chinese stocks!

Who Is Ted Bauman?

Ted Bauman was born in Washington, D.C., but he moved to South Africa to attend the University of Cape Town. He graduated after he earned two postgraduate degrees in history and economics. In the 25 years that he lived in South Africa, Ted Bauman worked in the nonprofit sector as a fund manager. Slum Dwellers was a project that he had a hand in serving, and it allowed him to be of assistance to more than 14 million people in 35 countries.

Mr. Bauman was never a finance or investment specialist, but he witnessed how governmental powers had a stranglehold on the people, and this made it impossible for these people to get ahead. He wanted to do something about this, so he was motivated to join Banyan Hill Publishing. After he had been back in the United States for a little while, his father recruited him to take over his current position as a finance writer, and that is how he became a part of Banyan Hill Publishing.

Ted Bauman currently writes The Bauman Letter to teach his readers how to trade the markets so that they can gain the personal freedom that everyone is seeking.

China has a strategy. The plan is to wait and see what President Trump is going to do next. The Central Bank is not using the yuan as a weapon. It is taking advantage of currency swaps to keep the yuan at its current value. It is allowing Tokyo to be the leading market in the area so that it can concentrate on tactics that will reduce speculation.

China’s government is placing just as many tariffs on American goods as America is placing on China’s goods, but it is going out of its way not to elevate the trade war. The state media pundits are speaking brashly while the government has its eye on the long term. Because of this, Chinese stocks are cheap right now. Alibaba is growing at this time, but its price-to-earnings ratio has recently fallen to 48.6.

China’s economy is two-thirds the size of the U.S. economy. Newspapers currently have a new headline in East Asia because they are reporting that China is going to start producing goods in Vietnam. It will be much cheaper there. China’s population is aging, and the people are starting to become consumers. The infrastructure in the country is first rate, and the people are educated. This means that its markets have finished emerging and are currently emerged.

What does all of this mean?

According to Ted Bauman, it means that China has plenty of consumers within its own borders, and since it is in control of overseas production, it can face the U.S. as an equal in a trade war. The U.S. appears to not have considered these truths, but since China has, it is preparing to be a secure entity in a sea of instability.

People are saying that America is winning the trade war, but this is not the truth. Whenever there is a trade war, there are only losers. All the participants can do is keep their losses to a minimum. China’s losses will be in its market share, and Chinese businesses will adjust to this, but it will be able to say that its economic woes are the fault of the U.S.

Because of the trade war, Chinese stocks are bargains for Americans. China is currently leaving its lower wage industries behind while it keeps a strong hold on other East Asian economies. The difference is that the U.S. is looking at China, but China is only looking at China.

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