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Giuliani: 'They can't indict Trump'; 'Mueller knows' he can't charge a sitting president

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Legal Counsel Rudy Giuliani and President Donald Trump
Special counsel Robert Mueller has acknowledged to President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani that a sitting president can't be indicted under current rules, meaning that the year-long Russia probe is unlikely to unseat Trump.
"The Justice Department memos going back to before Nixon say that you cannot indict a sitting president, you have to impeach him," Giuliani told CNN on Wednesday. "They acknowledged to us orally that they understand that they can't violate the Justice Department rules. So, what does that leave them with? That leaves them with writing a report." said the former New York City mayor, who recently took over representing Trump in the special counsel probe. "They can't indict. At least they acknowledged that to us after some battling."
The former New York City mayor, who recently took over representing Trump in the special counsel probe stated "They can't indict. At least they acknowledged that to us after some battling." Mueller's team has declined to comment on Giuliani's statements to CNN.

The news comes ahead of the anniversary of Mueller's appointment as special counsel, which followed Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey in May 2017.

Comment: Question: Is it that Mueller's team 'can't indict' or are 'not looking to indict'. If it is the latter, it suggests they can.

In another interview with NBC News:
...on Thursday, Giuliani revealed that the acknowledgement from Mueller's team that they do not plan to indict Trump came from Jim Quarles, a member of the special counsel team. Giuliani said that Quarles had informed Jay Sekulow, another member of Trump's personal legal team, that they are not looking to indict the president.
From CNN:
A lack of an indictment would not necessarily mean the President is in the clear. Mueller could issue a report making referrals or recommendations to the House of Representatives.The inability to indict a sitting president has been the position of the Office of Legal Counsel in the Justice Department since the Nixon administration and reaffirmed in the Clinton administration, but it has never been tested in court.
And from TIME:
The argument that the President is immune from the criminal laws is just that - an argument.

First is the question of whether an obstruction of justice charge can be brought in this case. The President's supporters argue that key elements of any such indictment could not support a conviction. If everything the President did was legal, they say, he could not possibly be convicted of a crime.

The second question is not whether, but when. Can the President avoid indictment while in office? But again, there is no language in the Constitution saying he enjoys any such protection.


New York Magazine's Olivia Nuzzi burglarized Corey Lewandowski's home - now he's suing

Lewandowski, Nuzzi
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Corey Lewandowski • Olivia Nuzzi
Liberalism has seriously become a mental disorder - to the point where these people have no moral boundaries - proven once again after liberal reporter Olivia Nuzzi with New York Magazine not only broke into Trump associate Corey Lewandowski's home - but then stole - and bragged about it on Twitter.

These people have lost their minds, folks, let me tell you, and the more they become unhinged, the greater the risk of the danger they place others in as well as themselves.

What kind of person breaks into your home? A criminal. Except, in this case, it was a reporter with New York Magazine.

Olivia Nuzzi was assigned a story for New York Magazine to cover former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks, in which she arrived at Lewandowski's home at began knocking.

She stood at the entrance for ten minutes pounding on the door, and nobody answered. At that time, Nuzzi took it upon herself to break into the home and began taking pictures.


Report: Evidence of Trump effort to establish back channel with Kremlin

Kirill Dimitriyev
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Kirill Dimitriyev
U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has evidence that a secret meeting in the Seychelles just before U.S. President Donald Trump took office was an effort by his campaign to establish a back channel with the Kremlin, The Washington Post has reported.

The meeting in the Indian Ocean island nation in January 2017 was between Erik Prince, a prominent U.S. military contractor who is the brother of Trump's education secretary, and Kirill Dmitriyev, the head of a Russian government-controlled wealth fund who is close to President Vladimir Putin, The Washington Post reported late on March 7.

Citing people familiar with the matter, whom it did not identify, The Washington Post said that a witness cooperating with Mueller has told investigators the meeting was set up in advance so that a representative of the Trump transition team could meet with an emissary from Moscow to discuss future relations between the countries.

Comment: The Prince meeting took place January, 11, 2017, with across the board denials of any backchannel attempt. See also:


Amtrak train breaks apart at 125 mph

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Amtrak passenger train #501, derailed near DuPont, WA
Tragedy-prone Amtrak suffered another terrifying setback Tuesday - when a high-speed Acela train broke apart as it raced north toward Penn Station at 125 mph, sources said.

In the third wreck in just one week - and the fourth in two months - several cars of an Acela Express heading from Washington, DC, to the Big Apple decoupled at about 6:30 a.m. and were left held together only by their air hoses.

Sparks flew from dragging cables and the train jerked wildly, but none of the 52 terrified passengers aboard were injured, according to reports.

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Alarm Clock

France's former Foreign Minister: UK Government prepared war in Syria two years before 2011 protests

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French foreign minister in the 1980s, Roland Dumas.
Former French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas stated in a 2013 televised program on French media (LCP) that British government officials had told him about preparations for "sending rebels into Syria" two years prior to the start of the 2011 "protests" and conflict.

Dumas makes it clear that it is Assad's anti-Israel stance that has made him a target for Western-backed "regime change". The fact that over 200,000 Syrian civilians have been killed in the process appears to be of little consequence to Western politicians.


NHS cuts and flu crisis push UK hospitals to the brink - Doctors describe 'third world conditions' and 'system fail'

NHS flu crisis
© David Sillitoe for the Guardian
Many hospitals have come under the cosh since Christmas amid very cold weather and higher than usual prevalence of flu.
Growing numbers of hospitals are struggling to cope with the onset of the NHS's winter crisis, with one A&E doctor apologising to patients for the "third world conditions" in his overcrowded unit.

Milton Keynes hospital admitted it was under "extreme and sustained pressure" because of the "very high" number of patients turning up and needing to be treated as medical emergencies.

"We are seeing very high numbers of very sick patients in the emergency department and fewer patients being able to be discharged - many because they also remain in need of acute care. Staff are working under incredible pressure to look after the patients in our care. I cannot overstate that. We are doing our best in extraordinarily difficult circumstances," said the hospital's chief executive, Prof Joe Harrison.

Comment: Consecutive governments, both Labour and Conservative, at the behest of Big Business have been lobbied to drive the NHS into debt so they can then claim that a health service which has operated successfully for over 50 years is now a failure, at which point they'll turn it over to privatisation. And if the country's railways are anything to go by, or if we look at the system in the US, the results will be catastrophic: FERRARI: COMPLETELY INSANE TO GIVE AWAY BILLIONS IN FOREIGN AID WITH NHS IN CRISIS


Mueller removed FBI agent from Russian election meddling probe over 'anti-Trump texts'

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FBI agent Peter Strzok • Special Counsel Robert Mueller
Robert Mueller removed an FBI agent from his investigation into alleged Russian election meddling, people briefed on the matter told US media. The move came after the Justice Department began probing whether the agent had sent anti-Trump text messages.

Mueller, the special counsel examining alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, removed FBI agent Peter Strzok from the investigation over the summer, according to The New York Times. He was reportedly reassigned from the investigation to the FBI's human resources department, a move which is largely seen within the bureau as a demotion.

Three sources told the Times that the catalyst was the discovery of text messages in which Strzok reacted to news events - including presidential debates - in ways that could be deemed critical of Donald Trump. The text message exchange was between Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page, another member of Mueller's team, according to The Washington Post. Strzok and Page, who were engaged in an extramarital affair at the time, reportedly wrote disparaging comments about Trump and appeared to favor Hillary Clinton, according to sources cited by the Post.

"Immediately upon learning of the allegations, the special counsel's office removed Peter Strzok from the investigation," said Peter Carr, a spokesman for the special counsel's office, as quoted by the Times. Page left Mueller's team weeks before news of the text messages broke, Carr added.


Alleged plans to divide Iran, Iraq, Turkey and the ME

Editor-In-Chief İbrahim Karagül
Editor-In-Chief İbrahim Karagül
Yeni Şafak daily and TVNET Editor-In-Chief İbrahim Karagül assessed developments throughout the U.S., Middle East and Europe in an online discussion shared on social media platforms on Thursday.

"The U.S. wants to get its hands on the money in banks in the Gulf," said Karagül during a program with Yeni Şafak's Digital Publications Manager Ersin Çelik that was posted on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. "The greatest bribery and corruption in the world is in the U.S.," he added.

Foreign threats to Turkey

Karagül also discussed ongoing regional projects that aim to split Turkey and the Middle East. "There is a project to dismantle this region. There are plans to divide Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey and the Middle East. Those who oppose these plans are being targeted," he said.

"Daesh is made to look Islamic, but it operates entirely under the command of Israeli and American intelligence. Saudi Arabia is referring to Israel as an ally. This project is being conducted not on religion but on power balances. The PKK and PYD are external threats. So is FETÖ," Karagül added.

Comment: From an Editor-in-Chief of two news outlets, is this the unreferenced creation of an inflammatory news story, a case of paranoia-sharing to move his audience or an implausible scenario based on bits of truth?


Journalist claims France is in panic, close to an Islamic explosion

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Paris, France
In an opinion piece, Italian journalist Giulio Meotti says France's discussion about Islam and Islamisation shows the country's panic about the subject.

He reacts to the advice French professor Christian de Moliner gave to split up France in two territories: A part with French law for non-Muslims, and a part with Shariah law for Muslims who choose for it.

Meotti says the situation looks like the moment when France was losing the war in Algeria and suggested to split up the country into a part for whites and a part for Muslim Algerians. He adds that the "War over France" is hardly at its beginnings:
"Many murderous Islamist attacks have taken place and large territories are already outside the control of the French secular Republic. Even if the conflict is still in its infancy, the notion of 'partition' or secession is advancing in public opinion", he says.
Professor Molinor's idea to split up the country tells you that Paris is in panic. While president Emmanuel Macron praised Islam in Abu Dhabi, Muslim extremists control French no-go zones, with Jews leaving their historic areas, and magazine "Charlie Hebdo" suffering a new wave of death threats. With ISIS fighters returning to France after their defeat in Syria, France is ready for a future Islamist explosion, Meotti concludes.

Comment: Considerations: the distinction of religion from state, the accusatory implications of 'Islamophobia' and the inherent problems in creating sectarian ghettos.

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Star of David

India's 9/11: Who was Behind the Mumbai Attacks?

The Taj Mahal Hotel

The Taj Mahal Hotel
The Mumbai terror attacks were part of a carefully planned and coordinated operation involving several teams of experienced and trained gunmen.

The operation has the fingerprints of a paramilitary-intelligence operation. According to a Russian counter terrorist expert, the Mumbai terrorists "used the same tactics that Chechen field militants employed in the Northern Caucasus attacks where entire towns were terrorized, with homes and hospitals seized". (Russia Today, November 27, 2008).

The Mumbai attacks are described as " India's 9/11".

The attacks were carried out simultaneously in several locations, within minutes of each other.

The first target was in the main hall of Mumbai's Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station (CST), where the gunmen fired indiscriminately into the crowd of passengers. The gunmen " then ran out of the station and into neighboring buildings, including Cama Hospital"

Attacks by separate groups of gunmen took place at two of Mumbai's luxury hotels - the Oberoi-Trident and the Taj Mahal Palace, located at the heart of the tourist area, within proximity of the Gateway of India.