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    EFE videos La Lava Jato “has corroded the rule of law,” denounces Lula’s lawyer Sao Paulo, Feb 18 (EFE) .- The lawyer of former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Cristiano Zanin, affirmed in an interview with Efe that the anti-corruption operation Lava Jato has “corroded” the rule of law in Brazil, and maintained that it has had “serious” reflections on the justice, economy and sovereignty of the country. “It is a great scandal for the Brazilian justice that needs to be investigated. It is time to correct the damage that Lava Jato has done to the Brazilian justice and to the country as a whole, to the sovereignty” of Brazil, stressed Zanin, who leads the defense of Lula in the various processes opened in court against the former president. The 75-year-old leader of the progressive Workers Party (PT) responds to two convictions for corruption after spending 1 year and...
    Manhattan's district attorney is now looking into loans totaling more than $280 million taken out against properties such as Trump Tower as part of his criminal probe of Donald Trump and his company, according to a new report. District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr's office is investigating the loans made since 2012 by subsidiaries of Ladder Capital, a New York City-based real-estate investment trust, people familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal. The loans were made against the iconic Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue, as well as other Trump Organization properties including 40 Wall Street in the Financial District, Trump International Hotel and Tower on Columbus Circle and Trump Plaza on the Upper East Side, the people said. The loans add a potential target to the previously disclosed probe, which began as an investigation into hush money payments to two women who claimed they had affairs with Trump, and has widened into examining potential...
    The opening statements in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump will begin on Wednesday, after an emotional first day that ended with the Senate vote in favor of holding the trial of the former president for inciting the assault on the United States Capitol even though he is no longer in office. . Miami World / Telemundo 51 The Democratic representatives who are leading the prosecution and the former president’s lawyers will present their arguments to the senators, who serve as a jury. The defense lost by 56 votes to 44 the vote in which they asked to suspend the process, claiming that it was unconstitutional. That provoked Trump’s anger at the work of his attorneys and made his allies question the defense strategy. Some called for new changes to their legal team. The indictment dragged senators and the entire country back into the deadly attack on Congress Tuesday, showing...
    This Tuesday, the second ‘impeachment’ or impeachment of the former president Donald trump, a historic process because it is the first time that a second impeachment has been applied to a US president, and also because it is the first time that it is a president out of office. The assault on the Capitol on January 6 in which supporters of the former president took Congress on the day that the electoral victory for Democrat Joe Biden was confirmed, has marked a before and after in Trump’s departure from the White House. That day, the tycoon incited his followers to fight “with all their might” or else they would be left without their country. What is charged The resolution imputes to the president a crime of “incitement to insurrection” that cost the lives of five people and plunged the country into an unprecedented crisis just 10 days after the...
    The defense of former President Donald Trump presented new arguments on the case on Monday, in which they ask the Senate to rule out initiating a trial against his client, assuring that a process with the accused out of office is unconstitutional. Miamimundo / Univision In an additional 78-page brief presented to the Senate on the eve of the start of the second trial against Trump in just over a year and the first against a former president, attorneys David Schoen and Brice Castor claim that senators cannot prosecute an ordinary citizen. . Even in the case that they proceeded against his client, the lawyers affirm that the accusation is based on a message that Trump gave to his supporters, which the Democrats consider was the trigger that fired the town against the Congress building, but that that it would be protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution, they...
    House Democrats chose the "dumbest of all impeachment articles" to bring against former President Donald Trump last month, Fox News contributor Trey Gowdy told "America Reports" Monday.  With the Senate trial set to begin Tuesday, Democrats are preparing their case against the former president on a single article of "incitement of insurrection" at the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6. Their focus will be less on convincing their Republican Senate colleagues, and more on swaying the "court of public opinion," Gowdy explained. "I think the Democrats, in their haste to impeach this president for the second time, picked the weakest of their arguments," the former House Oversight Commitee chairman told host John Roberts. "I’m not suggesting they would’ve been successful on another argument, but a much better argument is, 'OK, you were surprised the siege took place, what did you do when you learned it was happening?'" Gowdy said. "That’s the better impeachment article: What did the president do once the siege began?" VideoMAXINE WATERS TRIES WALKING BACK VIOLENT...
    February 6, 2021 5:12 PM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. One month after the assault on the US Capitol by a mob of followers of the now former President Donald Trump, the country is nearing the start of the second impeachment of the former president, accused of “inciting insurrection” and who could end up disqualified from for life to hold public office. Only 30 days have passed and the political scene in the US is not the same as that of that fateful day. 5 people died in the assault on the headquarters of the federal Congress, including a policeman. Trump is being held at his Mar-a-Lago golf club in Florida. He is isolated to communicate with the general public due to the veto imposed on him by the main social networks after these events. Washington, a haven of peace The presidential mansion is now occupied by a...
              Live from Music Row Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed former Deputy Asst. Secretary for Content in the Trump administration and director of the new documentary film The Plot Against the President Amanda Milius to the newsmakers line to discuss her role, background, and motivation behind the movie. Leahy: We are joined now on our newsmaker line by Amanda Milius who is the director of a documentary released just recently called The Plot Against the President. Good morning Amanda. Milius: Hi! Leahy: So Amanda, tell us a little bit about how this documentary came about. It was a book written by Lee Smith who’s currently with the Hudson Institute. How many documentary films have you made and how did you...
    February 5, 2021 7:44 AM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. The former president of the United States (USA), Donald Trump, announced this Thursday that he will not testify in the impeachment he faces under the accusation of “inciting insurrection” during the assault on the Capitol on January 6. He called the procedure “unconstitutional”. “The president will not testify in an unconstitutional proceeding“This was stated by his spokesman, Jason Miller, in a statement released by the newspaper The Washington Post. The defense of the ex-governor described the process of “maneuver of public relations” of the democrats. Trump, who left the White House on January 20, responded in this way to a formal request made by Democratic legislator Jamie Raskin, chief of the impeachment “prosecutors.” Specifically, to testify under oath before or during the Senate process. Raskin made the request in a letter, posted on his website. He sent it...
    (CNN)Lawyers for former President Donald Trump filed a 14-page response to the House's impeachment manager's case on Tuesday, in its first filing ahead of next week's Senate impeachment trial. Read their response below:
    All Republicans in the Senate have voted to dismiss the indictment of former US President Donald Trump. It is this party unity that suggests that Trump could be acquitted of inciting the Capitol Hill riots. – Kabar Al-Jazeera Republican Senator Rand Paul proposed Tuesday and opposed the former president’s trial. Because the US Constitution does not provide for the accusation of the former president. Republican Donald Trump walked out of the White House last Wednesday. In the Democratic-led Senate, the Republicans’ proposal was rejected by 55-45 votes. But five Republicans voted against the proposal. But to convict Trump would require a referendum of at least 16 Republican senators. Despite Trump’s failure to complete the investigation in advance, the plan says he has more comprehensive control over the party. Donald Trump was the first former US president to face the charge. Rand Paul later told reporters that very few of...
    Nine members of Congress, appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, will soon walk through the Capitol and deliver the article of impeachment against former President Trump to the Senate. These members, known as the impeachment managers, will prosecute the case against the former president in the Senate.   Pelosi said the House will officially send the article of impeachment against Mr. Trump to the Senate on Monday. "We are respectful of the Senate's constitutional power over the trial and always attentive to the fairness of the process, noting that the former president will have had the same amount of time to prepare for trial as our managers, Pelosi said in a statement on Saturday. "Our managers are ready to begin to make their case to 100 Senate jurors through the trial process." The House voted on January 13 to impeach Mr. Trump on the charge of incitement of insurrection, just one...
    New York : Former President Donald Trump is seen on his arrival in West Palm Beach, this Friday, the same day as the inauguration of his successor Joe Biden. Photo: Giorgio Viera / EFE WASHINGTON – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, announced this Friday that the president of the House of Representatives, also a Democrat Nancy pelosi, will send the article of impeachment to the former president to the Upper House on Monday Donald trump, with which the process will formally begin. Trump, the first president in US history to be subjected to two political trials, will be on this occasion under the charge of “inciting insurrection” for the violent assault on the Capitol on January 6 of a mob of his followers, and that left five dead. This means that Trump’s second impeachment trial could begin next Tuesday, the day after the delivery of...
    Former White House adviser and hardline nativist Stephen Miller made his first TV appearance since leaving the Trump administration, landing on an Ingraham Angle panel on Thursday night to heap vitriol on President Joe Biden’s just-announced 100-day deportation freeze. Host Laura Ingraham kicked off the conversation with a not-so-subtle attempt at equating Biden’s temporary halt to immigrant removals to the violent, Capitol insurrection by a pro-Trump mob two week ago. “For all the left’s talk of former President Trump’s alleged incitement, well, our next guest says President Biden open the door to violence. Joining me now is Miller — Stephen Miller,” she said by way of introduction. “If you read the text of this order, it is breathtaking and mind-boggling,” Miller said, wasting no time in assailing Biden. “It holds all deportations, all deportations, for 100 days, including the most hardened criminals living in United States. That means child molesters, sex offenders, drug dealers, gang members, MS-13, all...
    When President Donald Trump used the phrase "Stand back and stand by" in reference to the white nationalist group known as the Proud Boys during his September 29 "debate" against former Vice President Joe Biden, Susan Polis Schutz was appalled — and for good reason. The mother of Governor Jared Polis is also a filmmaker, and she's spent most of 2020 completing Love Wins Over Hate, a documentary examining the rise of racist organizations in the U.S. through conversations with former members trying to make amends for their past actions by helping others grow beyond their biases, too. The film is already appearing on PBS stations across the country and will debut on two Denver outlets in the coming days. "I'm still reeling from it," Polis Schutz says of Trump's statement. "It was a nightmare. It was so horrible.... He was trying to couch his enthusiasm for them in words...
    (CNN)There's a revolution happening within the GOP right under our noses.The latest sign came Sunday, when former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge penned an op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer making clear his intent to vote for former Vice President Joe Biden over President Donald Trump in November. "He lacks the empathy, integrity, intellect and maturity to lead," Ridge, who also served as the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security in the Bush administration, wrote of Trump.Ridge joins fellow Bush Cabinet secretaries Christine Todd Whitman (EPA), Ann Veneman (Agriculture), Carlos Gutierrez (Commerce) and Colin Powell (State) as Biden endorsers. Ray LaHood, a former Republican congressman from Illinois, and Chuck Hagel, the former Nebraska Republican senator, both of whom served in the Obama Cabinet, have also backed Biden.And that's just Republicans who served in a presidential Cabinet! There are a slew of other prominent GOP elected officials -- from former Ohio Gov....
    Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump's campaign manager for the 2016 presidential election and current senior adviser to the 2020 campaign,  and political activist David Bossie, Trump's former deputy campaign manager, have shared an excerpt of their new book Trump: America First exclusively with DailyMail.com readers. The close advisors to the president share their accounts of their time with Trump from 'the front lines of his battle to keep America great' and inside 'the rough-and-tumble world of Trump's West Wing'. A passage of the book includes details of how Lewandowski nearly came to blows with Trump's former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly outside the Oval Office - until Lewandowski brought up Rob Porter.  Porter, who was dating Hope Hicks, would eventually resign from his position as White House Staff Secretary after DailyMail.com revealed accusations of domestic violence from his two ex wives.  Around noon on February 21, 2018, Corey Lewandowski was sitting in a restaurant...
    A Friday report from NBC Los Angeles claimed that more former staffers from Donald Trump’s White House are planning to speak out against the president in the final stretch before November’s election. Notably, Miles Taylor, former chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security who spoke out against Trump, said he has been working to recruit others to his cause. According to Taylor, Trump regularly weaponized the DHS for political purposes and asked officials to break the law. “Those who witnessed the president’s unfitness for office up close have a moral obligation to share their assessment with the electorate,” he said. Along with Taylor’s group, The Republican Political Alliance for Integrity and Reform, the like-minded Republican Voters Against Trump is working to galvanize members of the GOP who are opposed to the U.S. leader to push him from the Oval Office. Sarah Longwell, a strategic director at the latter,...
    Waves of former officials working for President Donald Trump have consistently turned on him and denounced his conduct throughout his first term in the Oval Office, a trend that only seems to be accelerating as the November election approaches. Olivia Troye, a former aide to former Vice President Mike Pence who worked on the coronavirus task force, was the latest to condemn the president in searing terms on Thursday. In an ad for Republican Voters Against Trump, she described the president as callous to the deaths of Americans and only interested in his re-election. She likely isn’t the last Trump officials to come out against him, and she certainly wasn’t the first. Miles Taylor and Elizabeth Neumann, both former high-ranking employees in the Department of Homeland Security, also appeared in videos for RVAT and were unsparing in their criticisms of the president. But long before the election was in sight,...
    Some Republicans who were blistering critics of President Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election have since turned into devoted supporters, including Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. But with some other prominent Republicans, the opposite is true: they went from being Trump allies to being vehement critics. Amanda Carpenter, a Never Trump conservative who formerly served as Cruz’s communications director, takes a look at some of those defectors in an article published in The Bulwark on September 14 and explains the reasons for their defections. “For all the loyalty Donald Trump enjoys from his most sycophantic followers, many prominent figures who famously assisted him have given up on the president altogether,” Carpenter explains in her article. “It’s worth taking a look at the breaking points for these various White House staffers, cabinet secretaries, political advisers and others —...
    Miles Taylor, a former Homeland Security Department official who has endorsed Joe Biden for president, predicts a stream of former senior Trump administration will publicly speak out against President Trump in the coming days following a report by the Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg that claimed President Trump disparaged fallen soldiers and wounded veterans during a visit to France using anonymous sources. Without naming anyone, Taylor told CNN anchor Ana Cabrera on Saturday that he has been encouraging old colleagues to come forward. He shared particularly effusive praise of former White House chief of staff John Kelly, to whom Taylor was a counterterrorism adviser when Kelly was homeland security secretary. Taylor said Kelly has "more character than anyone that I've ever worked for," adding that he urges his former colleagues, including old bosses from the administration, to come forward to publicly declare "what they have been all too willing to say...
    Miles Taylor, a former Department of Homeland Security chief of staff, told CNN’s Ana Cabrera on Saturday that he has urged more former colleagues to speak out against President Donald Trump, and predicting that they will step forward in “the coming days.” “Do you know of anybody else who plans to come forward before the election?” Cabrera asked Taylor. “I hate to tease this, but as you would expect, Ana, I’ve been pretty actively involved in trying to give people the confidence to come out and say what they need to say and not to fear this president,” Taylor responded. “And I do think in the coming days here I’m going to have some news for you in that regard.” “And I think we will have more folks attaching their names to direct criticism of the president stepping out of the shadows and not being anonymous,” Taylor added. “We don’t...
    Washington Football Team owner Daniel Snyder allegedly told a team cheerleader in 2004 that she should got to a hotel room to 'get to know' a personal friend of his, and one club executive instructed employees to create a lewd behind-the-scenes video of partially nude cheerleaders at a 2008 calendar shoot, according to the latest wave of accusations against the embattled NFL franchise. In total, 25 women came forward to tell the Washington Post they were sexually harassed while working for the Washington Football Team.    The latest piece  follows a previous report in which 15 women accused the team of permitting a hostile work environment rife with sexual harassment. The allegations are just the latest chapter in a chaotic off-season in which the club bowed to pressure from Native American groups and sponsors by dropping a nickname, 'Redskins,' that many believed to be racist. Washington Football Team owner Daniel...
    Barack Obama, who called for "hope and change" in his first presidential campaign, offered a far more grim characterization of the race this year between President Donald Trump and the man Obama hopes will replace him, Joe Biden. This isn't just a campaign for the presidency, the former president warned. It's a critical chance to save American democracy. [READ: Democracy Demographics: The data behind the votes] Speaking from Philadelphia, Obama lauded his former vice president, Biden – whom he called "a brother" – and praised the woman who accepted the vice presidential nomination Wednesday night, Sen Kamala Harris of California. He noted Biden's decency and empathy, and said the Democratic team was prepared to take on the myriad public health, economic and social crises facing the nation now. He congratulated Harris as "an ideal partner who's more than prepared for the job." But Obama was merciless when it came to...
    (CNN)Since 1984, scientist and physician Anthony Fauci has led America's response to infectious disease, saving countless lives and gaining the world's gratitude as he advised five prior presidents. Now, as America's coronavirus pandemic death toll passes 135,000, a sixth president needs Dr. Fauci and his expertise. Instead, aides to President Donald Trump are trashing Fauci, apparently setting him up for bureaucratic assassination. Michael D'AntonioIn another time, press reports on the plot against Fauci would spark incredulity. Who would order officials to talk smack about America's top germ-fighter when we need him most? On this day, as the Washington Post reports that its count of Trump's false and misleading statement passed the 20,000 mark, the logical answer is: The President, of course. As anyone who watched Trump closely understands, he has a habit of attacking those who have tried to serve ethically in tough federal jobs or setting them up...
    U.S. intel officials have been alleging that according to their sources, the Russian government offered a bounty to Taliban extremists if they would kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Just Security discussed these allegations with some former Trump Administration officials, trying to get some insights on what President Donald Trump and his officials knew about Russian government activity in Afghanistan. “Why would the Russian government think it could get away with paying bounties to the Taliban to kill American soldiers?,” Just Security’s Ryan Goodman writes. “One answer to that question may be the extraordinary response that Moscow received when the Trump Administration learned of a precursor to the bounty operation. From mid-2017 and into 2018, Pentagon officials became increasingly confident in intelligence reports that the Kremlin was arming the Taliban, which posed a significant threat to American and coalition forces on the ground in Afghanistan.” President Donald Trump and his administration...
    Donald Trump has asked whether his former national security advisor, John Bolton, will be going to jail for releasing his new tell-all book exposing what it was like to work within the Trump administration. Trump, who previously called the book ‘highly inappropriate’, is said to have casually asked his advisors, ‘Do you think he’s going to go to jail for this?’ as tensions boil over in the days before the controversial memoir is released, the Daily Beast reported.  The president's inquiry comes as federal prosecutors are said to be weighing up whether to criminally charge Bolton for disclosing classified information within the book, which is titled The Room Where It Happened, due for release June 23. Though it's highly unlikely that any prison time will result, that hasn't stopped the president from denouncing his former aid, calling Bolton a 'despicable man' who will be facing some 'criminal problems'.  'I will...
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