President Donald Trump is taking the fight to keep his financial records secret from congressional investigators to the Supreme Court. However, there is no guarantee it will pick up the case and it could take months before any decisions are made, legal scholars say. On Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit knocked back Trump's appeal against the court's earlier decision that his accountants Mazars must release several years of his financial records, including tax returns, to honor a subpoena by the House Oversight Committee. A majority of the judges voted in favor of upholding the previous ruling. But three judges dissented against that majority decision. The president's personal lawyer, Jay Sekulow, said he would now take the case up to the Supreme Court and petition for it to be heard there. "Sekulow and Trump's other private lawyers will have 90 days in which to file a petition for cert," Larry Tribe, professor of constitutional law at Harvard, told Newsweek. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Is Taking His Tax Returns Fight to the Supreme Court—but There’s No Guarantee It Will Listen
Donald Trump is known to speak his mind, in the White House, and on Twitter too. From twiplomacy (diplomacy on Twitter) to friendly overtures towards North Korea, and a word of advice for India on trade norms, the American president has tweeted it all. Tuesday morning saw Trump at his Twitter(y) best as he again, shared his angst. And at the receiving end this time was none other than the Google top boss, Sundar Pichai. In a series of tweets, he took barbs at the tech giant for its alleged ties to the tampering in 2016 US presidential elections, and China’s military. Calling out Google by name, he recalled how the India-born Pichai - whom he tagged by name in his tweets - had spent time “in the Oval Office working very hard to explain how much he liked me…” The meeting with Pichai that he referred to seemed to be an earlier interaction from 2016 following Trump’s entry in the White House. In typical Trump-speak, he trolled the Google top boss, and said … [Read more...] about Donald Trump goes on a Twitter rant – this time it’s Sundar Pichai at the receiving end!
The Bolsonaros are known as Trumps of the Tropics. And given how deeply popular Donald Trump is in his own mind, he obviously resents the comparison. Indeed, when asked a specific question over the similarities between the Presidents of Brazil and the US, then White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, “There is only one Donald Trump.” Third time lucky Michelle Bolsonaro and Melania Trump are both First Ladies. But even more interestingly, both are the third wives of Jair and Donald respectively. Nepotism rocks Jair and Donald have both been criticised for nepotism in office. While the former handed out-of-turn promotions to Michelle and tripled her salary — it prompted the Supreme Court to do a ‘Captain Obvious’ rendition and say nepotism is illegal — Donald has also promoted daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner to key positions. Presidential race But the most troubling aspect of their similarities lies in their racist … [Read more...] about Racist remarks, third wives: Many similarities between Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro
US President Donald Trump asked Noble Prize winner, Nadia Murad why she got the prize. Last week, 27 refugees who survived extreme religious persecution met with President Donald Trump at the White House. Nadia Murad, who was forced to flee to Germany after ISIS attacked her Yazidi community and killed members of her family, was also present. And the young woman is also the first Iraqi Nobel laureate. And while Trump did nod that is was “incredible” she had a Noble Prize he asked, “They gave it to you for what reason?” Here’s why Trump, here’s why. 1. Murad has been working tirelessly to help Yazidis, including through her foundation, Nadia’s Initiative, which won her the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018; along with activist Denis Mukwege of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 2. Murad was awarded the Noble Prize in 2018 for her work and efforts “to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict." 3. She was a captive … [Read more...] about Donald Trump asks Nadia Murad why she received the Noble Prize, and her answer left the US President stumped
WASHINGTON: The Interior Department has estimated its share of costs for President Donald Trump's Fourth of July extravaganza at the Lincoln Memorial at USD 2.45 million. The administration disclosed the estimate in a letter from Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to lawmakers, made public Thursday. Bernhardt tells lawmakers that the use of public funds for Trump's Salute to America was justified, and comparable to costs for other, past parades and festivities in and around the National Mall. Democratic lawmakers continue to condemn the extra expenditures for the Independence Day celebrations. Arizona Democrat Raul Grijalva, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, says the public funds were used to "celebrate President Trump." Trump Isn't The First! Here Are Other US Presidents Caught In Lawsuits of 5NextPrevPlay SlideshowThe Other Side19 Mar, 2018Donald Trump is being sued by a former porn actress over a “hushed settlement” about their relationship. Trump, … [Read more...] about Did you know the cost of Donald Trump’s Fourth of July celebration was $2.45 mn?
Beyoncé and Donald Glover tease their “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” duet in the latest sneak peek at the upcoming live-action The Lion King remake. The teaser clip – featuring the chorus from the eagerly awaited rendition of Beyoncé and Childish Gambino tackling the Grammy-winning Elton John/Tim Rice classic – leaked earlier in the week and went viral thanks to social media. However, Beyoncé finally posted the official version of the ad Sunday on her YouTube account. The “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” teaser arrives just a few weeks after The Lion King gave moviegoers a preview of Beyoncé voicing the lioness Nala; Glover portrays the older Simba in the remake of the 1994 Disney animated film. Seth Rogen, John Oliver, Eric André, Billy Eichner, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard and, reprising his role from the original, James Earl Jones all lend their voices to the Jon Favreau-helmed film. The Lion King arrives in theaters … [Read more...] about Beyonce, Donald Glover Tease ‘Can You Feel the Love Tonight’ Duet in ‘Lion King’ Clip