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USA: Trump Investigation: Mark Pomerantz’s Resignation Letter – published by The New York Times

The former prosecutor who investigated Donald J. Trump believed that the former president was “guilty of numerous felony violations.” 

Mark Pomerantz

March 23, 2022 – Letter- published by The New York Times

The following is the full text of the resignation letter by Mark Pomerantz, who had investigated former President Donald J. Trump, but left after the Manhattan district attorney, Alvin Bragg, halted an effort to seek an indictment.

Dear Alvin, 

I write to tender my resignation as a Special Assistant District Attorney and to explain my reasons for resigning.

As you know from our recent conversations and presentations, I believe that Donald Trump is guilty of numerous felony violations of the Penal Law in connection with the preparation and use of his annual Statements of Financial Condition. His financial statements were false, and he has a long history of fabricating information relating to his personal finances and lying about his assets to banks, the national media, counterparties, and many others, including the American people. The team that has been investigating Mr. Trump harbors no doubt about whether he committed crimes — he did.              Continue reading

U.S.– Should those who lost their souls govern the nation’s affairs? – By Mohamed Hamaludin

The Bible, in Mark 8:36, asks, “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” The question is rhetorical, the answer is “nothing.” That warning has not stopped Republican Party leaders.

After Barack Obama won the presidency twice, the party undertook a soul-searching in 2012 which yielded a blueprint for becoming more inclusive. Then came first the 2016 campaign and then the presidency of Donald Trump.

Using social media to promote himself and to spread 30,573 lies and misstatements in four years, according to a Washington Post data base, Trump seized control of a political organization whose history includes fierce and relentless opposition to slavery and converted it into a personality cult – and the Republican leadership actively abetted him.          Continue reading

US ELECTIONS: The Republican Party and Donald Trump’s alternative election fantasy – The Economist

— Four fifths of Trump voters think Joe Biden’s win was illegitimate

Nov 14th 2020 – WASHINGTON, DC – The Economist

Analysis: COVID-19 Failure of Right-wing Populists is Hardly a Coincidence

The world’s worst-performing countries against the pandemic are all led by self-centered authoritarians

Chemi Shalev | Haaretz

The country with the highest number of coronavirus cases in the world is the United States, which is led by an authoritarian right-wing nationalist and populist, Donald Trump.

Second place belongs to India, which is led by the authoritarian right-wing nationalist and populist Narendra Modi.

Next in line is Brazil, led by the authoritarian right-wing nationalist and populist Jair Bolsonaro.              Continue reading

USA: Why won’t Democrats vote to authorise impeachment?…. It may backfire – BBC News

Composite image of Donald Trump and Nancy PelosiImage copyrightGETTY IMAGES
Image captionDonald Trump’s Republicans have called for a full vote on impeachment, which top Democrat Nancy Pelosi says is unnecessary

Democratic Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi has refused to hold a chamber-wide vote to authorise the impeachment inquiry, despite vehement pushback from the White House and Republicans. Why not?

What’s the debate about?            Continue reading

US Politics: TEACH!  REACH!  or  IMPEACH? – By Yvonne Sam


By Yvonne Sam

Impeaching is politically risky at best.  America should avoid such a test.

On November 8, 2016 Americans were taught a lesson that would not easily be forgotten by all and sundry—- the seemingly unexpected victory of the least likely to be elected candidate- Donald Trump. Yes, when all eyes were focused, all hearts abeat, and minds fully convinced that the White House would be once more white with the anticipated re-occupancy of Hilary Clinton, in stepped billionaire, real estate mogul and former reality television personality Donald J Trump to become the 45th President of the United States in one of the most staggering upsets in the history of western democracy.     Continue reading

To the Media: Words Matter. Stop Normalizing Trump – By Robert Reich

To the Media: Words Matter. Stop Normalizing Trump.

Robert Reich

Robert Reich | truthdig: digging beneath the headlines

Now that Donald Trump has been president for almost a year, it’s time the media called his behavior for what it is rather than try to normalize it. Here are the six most misleading media euphemisms for conduct unbecoming a president:

1. Calling Trump’s tweets “presidential statements” or “press releases.” “The President is the President of the United States, so they’re considered official statements by the President of the United States,” Trump’s first press secretary, Sean Spicer, said last June when asked during his daily briefing how his tweets should be characterized.

Wrong. Trump’s tweets are mostly rants off the top of his head – many of them wild, inconsistent, rude, crude, and bizarre.    Continue reading

Canada’s ‘Welcome’ to immigrants has some unintended consequences

Canada’s ‘Welcome’ to immigrants has some unintended consequences

October 29, 2017-  NPR – Lulu Garcia-Navarro

Right after the U.S. election last year, Mike Tippett saw an opportunity. He’d been talking to his friends in Silicon Valley and they were nervous about the newly elected president’s attitude toward immigration.

“Many of the start-ups and technology companies in the States and across the globe are made up of people who are not necessarily from that country,” Tippett says.

Almost half of all American start-ups were actually founded by immigrants.

When Donald Trump took office, American tech companies worried that getting international employees work visas in the U.S. would get a lot harder. But Tippett had a solution to offer them: move to Vancouver.    Read more


Steve Bannon blasts George Bush and calls for Republican ‘revolt’ – videos

Steve Bannon

Steve Bannon blasts George Bush and calls for Republican ‘revolt’

  • Former White House adviser slams former president at California event
  • Bush ‘embarrassed himself’ in speech decrying ‘bullying and prejudice’

The former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has launched a scathing attack on George W Bush, portraying him as a buffoon whose presidency was as “destructive” as any in American history.

Bannon was responding to a speech this week in which the 43rd president denounced bigotry in the Donald Trump era and warned that the rise of “nativism”, isolationism and conspiracy theories have clouded the nation’s true identity.   Read more:

Who was Robert E. Lee, the Confederate hero at heart of Charlottesville unrest

Who was Robert E. Lee, the Confederate hero at heart of Charlottesville unrest, and which other statues could be removed?

White supremacists at statue of Robert E. Lee at rally in Charlottesville.Virginia

Confederate Army General Robert E. Lee was vilified in the North during the Civil War only to be transformed in the decades afterward into a heroic icon of “The Lost Cause,” admired by many on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line.

Today, many view him as a symbol of racism and America’s slave-holding history. His transformation – at the centre of the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia – reflects the changing moods in the United States around race, mythology and national reconciliation.  Continue reading

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