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Giuliani under investigation

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for alleged campaign finance, lobbying breaches: report

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/470579-rudy-giuliani-under-investigation-for-campaign-finance-lobbying

President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani is under investigation by federal prosecutors over possible campaign finance violations and accusations he failed to register as a foreign agent, Bloomberg reports.

Multiple U.S. officials told the outlet that the probe into Giuliani’s financial dealings could also lead to charges of violating bribery or conspiracy laws, with one adding that his work alongside the president has raised counterintelligence concerns.

The former New York City mayor is at the heart of House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into Trump, as investigators look into Giuliani's role in efforts to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate one of the president's chief political rivals, former Vice President Joe Biden.

Giuliani, if indicted, would likely affect Trump's defense strategy amid the ongoing probe.

“I would not be surprised if he gets indicted,” Mimi Rocah, a former federal prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, told Bloomberg. “It’s clear Giuliani is up to his ears in shady stuff and there’s tons of smoke.”

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are also investigating whether Giuliani broke lobbying laws in dealing with Ukraine, as well as his efforts to undercut Marie Yovanovitch, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine who was ultimately recalled in the spring as Trump sought to pressure the country to probe Biden.

Two of Giuliani’s associates, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, have been charged with campaign finance violations in funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars into a pro-Trump political action committee.

Parnas’s attorney has said his client warned Ukrainian officials that the Trump administration would freeze military aid to Ukraine unless Kyiv announced an investigation into Biden.
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Best Korea Doesn’t Want To Be Friends Anymore

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North Korea says it doesn’t want Trump meeting if it’s just something for him to brag about

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2019/11/18/north-korea-says-it-doesnt-want-trump-meeting-if-its-just-something-him-brag-about/

President Trump hinted on Sunday at a possible meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, tweeting to the leader he addressed as “Mr. Chairman” that he would “see you soon!” But hours later, North Korean state media responded with a curt message: We don’t want a meeting if we don’t get anything from it.
In a statement to the Korean-language website of the official Korean Central News Agency on Monday, Foreign Ministry adviser Kim Kye Gwan said that he had read Trump’s Twitter post but that North Korea was not interested in another fruitless meeting.
Though terse, the statement continued a North Korean policy of blaming gridlock in talks with the United States on Washington — as well as a more recent shift that shows the nation again singling out Trump by name.
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Liberals tried poisoning Trump!

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Notorious RBG baffles christendom by continuing to live

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Liberals convict hero kid who took footage of Planned Parenthood

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Fuck the PoPo! Reclaim Hong Kong!

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A 22-year-old local university student has died from his injuries after falling from a car park last Sunday. The reason for his fall remains unclear.

Chow Tsz-lok, a second-year student at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), suffered a cardiac arrest on Friday and died at 8:09am, a hospital official confirmed.

Last Sunday, protesters gathered in Tseung Kwan O following rumours that a police officer was getting married at the Crowne Plaza hotel. At around 1am, police fired tear gas to disperse them.

Chow fell from the Sheung Tak car park’s third floor onto the second floor. He was rushed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Jordan unconscious where he remained in critical condition for the rest of the week.
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2019/11/08/breaking-hong-kong-university-student-dies-following-fall-near-police-operation/
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Leftists and tankies turn out to be wrong on Bolivia and Lithium

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https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/11/13/coup-morales-bolivia-lithium-isnt-new-oil/

The recent ouster of Bolivian President Evo Morales has sparked plenty of theories, especially on the left. One of the most prominent has been the idea that the military’s intervention is a coup intended to ensure U.S. control of a critical global resource: lithium.

That’s part of a tradition that sees U.S. foreign policy as being essentially about controlling natural wealth by any means necessary—one rooted in real American practices, from the deployment of U.S. Marines in defense of the United Fruit Company’s interests in Central America to President Donald Trump’s repeated orders to troops to protect oil, not Kurds, in Syria. But in this instance, the idea, heavily touted in the online left-wing media and by the occasional politician, is fundamentally mistaken.

Lithium is critical to batteries, clean energy, and electric cars—is lithium the new oil?
Lithium is undoubtedly important to the future economy, because it’s one of the key components in lithium ion batteries that power everything from laptops to many electric cars. U.S. strategists have been interested in it since the 1960s for just these reasons. And it’s only going to become more important as electric vehicles increasingly replace traditional cars. The lithium industry is currently trying to figure out just how it will supply roughly twice as much high-end lithium for batteries by 2025: Low prices currently have discouraged investment, which points to a possible supply shortfall in the near future—making any country with a lot of lithium potentially appealing.

“There’s a lot of misunderstanding, there’s this idea that lithium is rare and critical. It is critical. It is not rare by any stretch of the imagination.”
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The world is ruled by billionaire child rapists watching each other's backs

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__0__ days without a school shooting

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https://nypost.com/2019/11/14/police-responding-to-report-of-school-shooting-in-california/

Multiple people reported shot at Saugus High School in California

At least six people were injured during a shooting at a public high school in California Thursday morning — and a teen gunman is being sought, reports said.

Emergency responders were seen wheeling out several victims on stretchers following the 7:30 a.m. incident at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department tweeted about the shooting at the school, which is about 40 miles north of Los Angeles.

“Please avoid the area,” the department said in a tweet. “Male Asian suspect black clothing last seen at the location. Deputies on scene and still responding. Avoid the area Further information to follow.”

Authorities were looking for the shooter, who was described as a 15-year-old boy wearing a black hat and black clothing, sheriff’s officials told the Los Angeles Times.
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Cheif Justice orders delay for Trump's financial records

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https://www.huffpost.com/entry/chief-justice-orders-delay-house-demand-for-trump-financial-records_n_5dd2ea75e4b0d2e79f9184fa
>WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts is ordering an indefinite delay in the House of Representatives’ demand for President Donald Trump’s financial records to give the Supreme Court time to figure out how to handle the high-stakes dispute.

>Roberts’ order Monday contains no hint about what the court ultimately will do.

>The court’s hold could last a matter of days or weeks, if the court is willing to let an appeals court ruling in favor of the House remain in place without granting full review of the case. But the delay could extend for months if the justices decide they need to hear arguments and issue a written opinion.

>Earlier Monday, the House said it would agree to a brief halt for the orderly filing of legal briefs, while opposing any lengthy delay. Those written arguments will give the justices a basis to decide whether they will jump into the tussle between Congress and the president.
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