Axios Executive Editor Mike Allen reports Wednesday morning that House Democrats are planning a vast probe of President Donald Trump and Russia” and are considering “ways to uncover what was said in a Trump private meeting with Putin” in Helsinki during the summer of 2017. President Trump has had a number of private conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin. most notably the nearly two-hour private meeting in Helsinki,, the detail so of which have never been made public. The Washington Post reported that Trump has tried to conceal notes from this meeting, which if true, only has raised eyebrows even higher. Allen cites a blueprint for investigation provided by an unnamed Democratic member of Congress that detailed plans to Washington reporters during a Tuesday meeting. The congressional investigation blueprint, as outlined by the member to Allen includes: At least three committees are already involved: The … [Read more...] about House Democrats Reportedly Considering Subpoena of Trump-Putin Interpreter, Meeting Notes
By Patrick May | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: February 12, 2019 at 11:56 am | UPDATED: February 13, 2019 at 3:23 am President Trump’s critics now have one more thing to criticize him about. On Monday, the president told a crowd in El Paso, Texas, that while he “wouldn’t mind having” a dog, “I don’t have any time. How would I look walking a dog on the White House lawn?” He’d probably look just like any of his many White House predecessors who decided that they had the time to have the a dog. As The Independent reported back in 2017, “Donald Trump could become the first US President for nearly 130 years not to have a canine companion in the White House. Most American Presidents have had a least one dog, and many have had several.” As it turns out, the paper reported, the last commander-in-chief to go dog-less while in office was William McKinley, who happened to die of … [Read more...] about Many presidents welcomed dogs into the White House. Trump says he’s too busy.
Orlando's, Norwich. PICTURE: Jamie Honeywood Jamie Honeywood Archant Norwich Norfolk Enforcement action will not be taken against a man who denied turning his Norwich home into a Japanese restaurant. The property at night, with Orlando's name illuminated. Photo: SubmittedOrlando Williams says his seven-bed home on Earlham Road is not operating as a Japanese eatery, despite him erecting a large illuminated sign outside.But complaints from neighbours led to Norwich City Council launching an investigation into the property over a possible breach of planning control.Since then officers have been sent fliers and leaflets advertising the property as a restaurant.A visit to the house also found 24 dining places set out and a bar inside.Orlando Williams. Photo by Simon FinlayBut a council email sent to neighbours last week said no enforcement action would be taken against former restaurateur Mr Williams.The enforcement team said: “Planning permission is not required for the marketing … [Read more...] about Man who denies turning house into Japanese restaurant will not face enforcement action
The White House has issued a condemnatory statement on the attack on a BBC photojournalist by a Trump supporter at President Donald Trump‘s El Paso rally last night. The BBC posted video last night showing the attack and the White House Correspondents Association issued a statement calling on Trump to “make absolutely clear to his supporters that violence against reporters is unacceptable.” This afternoon, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders addressed the attack in a statement: “President Trump condemns all acts of violence against any individual or group of people — including members of the press. We ask that anyone attending an event do so in a peaceful and respectful manner.” [image via screengrab] Have a tip we should know? [email protected] … [Read more...] about White House Says Trump Condemns ‘All Acts of Violence’ After Cameraman Attacked By Supporter at Rally
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has found a constituency that really likes her, outside her congressional district in Brooklyn and The Bronx: Moviegoers at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Director Rachel Lears’ documentary “Knock Down the House,” which chronicled Ocasio-Cortez’ underdog victory and the unsuccessful campaigns of three other insurgent Democrats, has won the Festival Favorite award, the Sundance Institute announced Tuesday. The award is decided by audiences attending all 121 feature films in the festival. John Cooper, the festival’s director, said in a statement that the movie is “a timely and powerful portrait of bold, risk-taking women, all from very different backgrounds and communities, and we knew it would resonate with and inspire audiences.” Ocasio-Cortez canceled her planned appearance at the movie’s premiere on Jan. 27, to stay in Washington after the end of the government shutdown. She appeared on The … [Read more...] about Documentary ‘Knock Down the House,’ starring Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, wins Sundance’s Festival Favorite prize