After over two years of avoiding the public eye, former special counsel Robert Mueller will finally testify before Congress in two hearings on Wednesday to discuss his investigation into President Donald Trump and Russia’s attempts to tamper in the 2016 election. Mueller’s first hearing will be held before the House Judiciary Committee at 8:30 a.m. and is slated to run until roughly 11:30 p.m. His second appearance on Capitol Hill for the day will begin at 12:00 p.m., after a break, and will be held before the House Intelligence Committee. That hearing is expected to run for two hours. The Judiciary Committee is chaired by Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and the Intel Committee is chaired by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA). Both congressional chairs, who have made a name for themselves for fiercely criticizing Trump and his allies’ ties to Russia, will lead the way in the two facets of Mueller’s prolonged questioning. It is expected that the former … [Read more...] about What Time is the Mueller Hearing Before Congress?
PUBLISHED: 14:26 23 July 2019 | UPDATED: 14:26 23 July 2019 David Hannant: Local Democracy Reporter Part of Eaton Park's pavilion could become the home for Art 4 Youth Photo: Victoria Pertusa Victoria Pertusa One of the most striking landmarks of a Norwich park could soon be transformed into a place for disadvantaged children to learn the arts. Alyona Hogg and Terri Martin of Art 4 Youth at the Young Norfolk Arts Trust exhibition at The Forum. Picture: ArchantThe grade II listed quadrant pavilion has stood in the heart of Eaton Park since 1920s, but in recent years much of the buildings have gone largely unused.Now, Art 4 Youth, a non-profit organisation that offers art classes to children free of charge, has applied to transform one of the former changing rooms of the pavilion into its new headquarters.Currently based at Wensum Community Centre, the group is hoping the park will be able to provide them a permanent home of their own - in an ideal setting … [Read more...] about New vision for city park’s famous landmark unveiled
PUBLISHED: 14:11 23 July 2019 Simon Parkin Illegally dumped waste at Kilverstone that led to a Thetford man being fined. Picture: Breckland Council Breckland Council A man has been fined for illegally dumping house clearance waste on a country lane that he had been paid to take to the recyling centre. Illegally dumped waste at Kilverstone that led to a Thetford man being fined. Picture: Breckland CouncilIt comes as the result of a successful investigation by Breckland Council, which was prompted by a member of the public reporting the flytipping in Kilverstone. A council enforcement officer investigated the site and was able to link the waste to the offender, a man from Thetford, who had been hired by another local resident to clear household furniture and take it to the local recycling centre, but instead dumped it on a nearby open patch of land.After the man was interviewed under police caution, he was issued him with a fixed penalty notice of … [Read more...] about Man fined for illegal dumping after council investigation
PUBLISHED: 12:14 23 July 2019 | UPDATED: 12:23 23 July 2019 Boris Johnson speaks at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in London after being announced as the new Conservative party leader and next Prime Minister. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire Boris Johnson has been elected as leader of the Conservative Party and will become the country's prime minister tomorrow. Boris Johnson leaves his office in Westminster, London, ahead of the announcement of a new leader for the Conservative party, and Prime Minister. Photo: Yui Mok/PA WireMr Johnson won 92,153 votes in the contest, where 159,320 Tory members cast their ballots - a turnout of 87.4pc.He said it was an extraordinary honour and privilege" to be elected Tory leader.He added: "I know that there will be people round the place who will question the wisdom of your decision, and there may even be some people here who would wonder what they've done."But he doubled down on his commitment to leaving the EU in the speech, made at the Queen … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson to become country’s prime minister
2020 Democratic hopeful Beto O’Rourke called President Donald Trump a racist on Monday — and compared his recent campaign speech to a Nazi rally — in an interview with ABC News. “Yes, President Trump is a racist,” O’Rourke told ABC. “What we saw in North Carolina last week was almost an impromptu Nuremberg rally.” Trump’s ongoing battle with four progressive congresswomen was fueled by supporters at his North Carolina rally chanting “send her back” as Trump assailed Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN). O’Rourke said the rally incited “racism and ultimately, I think, implicit in that is violence against people based on the color of their skin based on their religion based on their difference from the majority of Americans.” “We are complicit in our silence or we stand up against it. And then also stand up for what we know this country can be.” He also knocked members of Congress who have been silent in … [Read more...] about Beto O’Rourke: Trump’s Speech ‘An Impromptu Nuremberg Rally’