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25 июля, 09:14

Послы ЕС завтра рассмотрят расширение санкций против России из-за скандала с Siemens

Послы Евросоюза завтра, 26 июля, могут расширить санкции против Российской Федерации за скандал с поставками газовых турбин немецкого концерна Siemens в оккупированный Крым. Об этом в своем аккаунте в Twitter сообщил журналист Рикард Йозвяк. "Послы ЕС обсудят вопрос о том, добавить ли 4 людей в свой список санкций против России по скандалу с ветровыми турбинами в Крыму", - написал Йозвяк...

25 июля, 09:14

Послы ЕС завтра рассмотрят расширение санкций против России из-за скандала с Siemens

Послы Евросоюза завтра, 26 июля, могут расширить санкции против Российской Федерации за скандал с поставками газовых турбин немецкого концерна Siemens в оккупированный Крым. Об этом в своем аккаунте в Twitter сообщил журналист Рикард Йозвяк. "Послы ЕС обсудят вопрос о том, добавить ли 4 людей в свой список санкций против России по скандалу с ветровыми турбинами в Крыму", - написал Йозвяк...

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25 июля, 01:10

DTE Energy (DTE) to Report Q2 Earnings: What's in Store?

DTE Energy (DTE) is expected to benefit from new rates and additions to its generation portfolio when it reports second-quarter earnings on Jul 26.

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24 июля, 16:26

NextEra Energy (NEE) Q2 Earnings: What's in the Cards?

Investments in renewables and natural gas assets along with new initiations were catalysts to NextEra Energy's (NEE) business in Q2. Let's see if these lead to fruitful earnings.

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16 июля, 05:11

В Анкаре на праздничном ночном митинге дрон упал на толпу – пострадали 6 человек

Сегодня ночью в Анкаре в разгар торжественного митинга по случаю первой годовщины попытки госпереворота на толпу людей упал беспилотник. В результате пострадали 6 человек, им была оказана медицинская помощь.

15 июля, 12:05

Australia beat South Africa by 59 runs: Women's World Cup – as it happened

Australia were just too strong for South Africa and set up a semi-final against India, who thrashed New Zealand, in Derby on Thursday. South Africa face England on Tuesday for a place in the final 5.01pm BST This seems as good a time as any for me to bid you farewell. Australia were just two good there, too clinical for South Africa, who face England now. Can’t escape the sense that the final will be between England and Australia, which really would be great fun. There will be reports on the site shortly no doubt, and I will be back on Tuesday with Vish Ehantharajah for England’s semi-final with South Africa. Until then! Have a great weekend... 4.57pm BST Well that was a strange game. Australia’s total always looked good, but really should have been quite a lot bigger, and they lost some very curious wickets. Then South Africa’s chase was going nicely for 30-35 overs, but fell away and was strangled by some excellent spin bowling. What it means, is that Australia finish second, because England are just about to beat West Indies (the ninth wicket has just fallen). India, who thrashed New Zealand earlier, finish third. Here’s our semi-final lineup: Continue reading...

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11 июля, 20:24

NO. Can Democrats Make Nice with Deplorables? In the course of describing the Democrats’ class …

NO. Can Democrats Make Nice with Deplorables? In the course of describing the Democrats’ class dilemma, the liberal truth-tellers unwittingly show why a solution lies out of reach. They understate Democrats’ entanglement with the identity-politics Left, a group devoted to a narrative of American iniquity. Identity politics appeals to its core constituents through grievance and […]

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22 июня, 11:06

Michael Moore Slams Dems: 'No Message, No Plan, No Leaders'

Filmmaker and liberal activist Michael Moore slammed Democratic Party leaders on Wednesday. Just one day after the party lost congressional elections in Georgia and South Carolina, Moore fired off a blistering series of tweets warning that Democrats were in danger of getting routed in next year’s midterm elections.  He wrote:  If u think the party who's won the vote in 6 o last 7 Prez votes but holds ZERO power &is now 0-4 in 2017 votes is going to win next year...— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) June 21, 2017 ...get a friggin' clue. The DNC&DCCC has NO idea how 2 win cause they have no message, no plan, no leaders, won't fight &hate the resistance— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) June 21, 2017 I say this to my 7.5 million ppl on social media & the millions who watch my movies & read my books: Are we going 2 sit by &let this happen?— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) June 21, 2017 Not everyone was as negative about the party’s chances next year.  One analyst said the Democrats have been losing special elections, but they were all for seats in solid red districts, and in each case, the Democratic candidate came much closer than would be expected.  David Wasserman of the nonpartisan Cook Political Report also noted that the numbers so far showed an enthusiasm gap “big enough to gravely imperil the Republican majority next November.”   (h/t The Hill) -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

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21 июня, 23:44

“MAYBE INSTEAD OF TRYING TO CONVINCE HATEFUL WHITE PEOPLE, DEMS SHOULD CONVINCE OUR BASE — PPL OF…

“MAYBE INSTEAD OF TRYING TO CONVINCE HATEFUL WHITE PEOPLE, DEMS SHOULD CONVINCE OUR BASE — PPL OF COLOR, WOMEN — TO TURN OUT. CATER TO THEM:” The 10 Most Hysterical Liberal Responses To Karen Handel’s Win In GA-6.

12 июня, 17:53

Ivanka Trump Says 'Viciousness' Toward President 'Blindsided' Her

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); During a Monday morning appearance on “Fox & Friends,” Ivanka Trump said she was caught off guard by the “viciousness” and “ferocity” directed at her father, President Donald Trump. In a discussion that touched on the president’s infrastructure and economic initiatives, co-host Brian Kilmeade asked her if it was hard to focus on issues important to her when there were “distractions” ― like the investigations of the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia and Russian attempts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election. The first daughter said she was surprised by the harsh criticism Trump is facing. “It is hard. And there is a level of viciousness that I was not expecting. I was not expecting the intensity of this experience,” she said. “But this isn’t supposed to be easy,” she continued. “My father and this administration intends to be transformative. And we want to do big, bold things. And we’re looking to change the status quo. So, I didn’t expect it to be easy. I think some of the distractions and some of the ferocity was — I was a little blindsided by on a personal level.”  Trump also said she was “trying to keep my head down, not listen to the noise and just work really hard to make a positive impact in the lives of many people.”  "There is a level of viciousness that I was not expecting...but this isn't supposed to be easy." [email protected] pic.twitter.com/viiMQ2ij1d— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) June 12, 2017 Trump’s “viciousness” comment left many Twitter users incredulous, given her father’s actions on the campaign trail and as president. Viciousness is telling ppl to beat up protesters at your rallies. Demanding accountability for breaking the law is not vicious. It's normal. https://t.co/eSEsZYL6Aq— Martha Plimpton (@MarthaPlimpton) June 12, 2017 "There is a level of viciousness that I was not expecting" - Ivanka TrumpReally? Good thing some of us don't have amnesia. pic.twitter.com/NmURPEM8B7— Neil Jacobs (@NeilJacobs) June 12, 2017 Your father attacked the Khan family, women, reporters...you brought it with you to my town. You should feel free to leave at any time https://t.co/jVwg7Y8mTu— Moira Whelan (@moira) June 12, 2017 The Trumps complaining about the level of viciousness in DC is like the Kardashians complaining about the number of attention seekers in LA.— Marie Connor (@thistallawkgirl) June 12, 2017 Ivanka Trump: I Wasn't Expecting This 'Level Of Viciousness' pic.twitter.com/ujidBbNTTd— Resistance Justice (@justiceputnam) June 12, 2017 If Ivanka Trump wants to see an unimaginable level of viciousness, She should read the American Health Care Act.— Jessie Lahr (@JessieLahrr) June 12, 2017 There's a level of viciousness in suggesting that second amendment people assassinate your political opponent in a public speech. https://t.co/wIWtgibsb5— OhNoSheTwitnt (@OhNoSheTwitnt) June 12, 2017 Hey @IvankaTrump, your father:1. Championed birtherism2. Called Ted Cruz's wife ugly3. Name-called opponents.You're disingenuous Af. https://t.co/VLVj0AMZH8— Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) June 12, 2017 Ivanka Trump surprised by 'level of viciousness' aimed at her father.The mayor of London was surprised by your father's too.— Rhonda Barket (@RhondaBarket) June 12, 2017 The first daughter spoke after her brother, Donald Trump Jr., appeared with Judge Jeanine Pirro on Saturday night during Pirro’s segment on “Fox & Friends.” The conversation was friendly, glossing over some of the more pressing issues facing the Trump administration, like the Russia probe. Ivanka Trump did say on Monday that her father felt “very vindicated” after former FBI Director James Comey’s hearing last week before the Senate Intelligence Committee. However, Comey suggested during his testimony that Trump had privately requested that he drop an FBI investigation and later lied and defamed him.  “My father felt very vindicated in all the statements that he’s been making and feels incredibly optimistic,” she said. “[We’re] incredibly focused on the reason we all went to Washington and what we’re fighting for.” .@IvankaTrump: With all the noise and intensity surrounding the Comey hearing, we're focused on why the American people elected Donald Trump pic.twitter.com/G0Ils9I31j— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) June 12, 2017 She also discussed the administration's first international trip and said she was particularly taken with their visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem. “Every day in this experience has been surreal, but that was truly an unbelievable moment,” she said.  Trump, who converted to Judaism prior to marrying Trump senior aide Jared Kushner, incorrectly called Judaism one of the three largest world religions during the interview.  She also proceeded to wave off rumors about her husband -- who is reportedly being investigated as part of the Russia probe -- by saying that she and the rest of Team Trump are “really focused on why the American people elected Donald Trump president.” -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

12 июня, 13:18

Pound hits seven-month low as UK political uncertainty hits markets - as it happened

Moody’s says UK election result will heightens uncertainty over Brexit negotiations and increases fiscal risksPound falls amid political crisisMoody’s: Election result heightens uncertainty and is ‘credit negative’S&P: Uncertainty will hurt growthIntroduction: Business optimism has plunged since the electionPolitics Live: Theresa May faces critical meeting with Tory party 4.42pm BST Time for a quick recapSterling has lost ground today as fresh signs of UK political instability rattled investors. The pound has hit a seven-month low against the euro and is close to an eight-week low against the US dollar.Our second edition @EveningStandard has more on Cabinet splits + on the Queen's Speech delay before it was confirmed - quite extraordinary. pic.twitter.com/qKdcEHRR2d“It is hard to overstate what a dramatic impact the current political uncertainty is having on business leaders, and the consequences could – if not addressed immediately – be disastrous for the UK economy.The needs of business and discussion of the economy were largely absent from the campaign, but this crash in confidence shows how urgently that must change in the new government.Election result heightens uncertainty over Brexit negotiations and increases fiscal risks, a credit negative”.Attention is concentrated on the ongoing rout in US tech stocks. Having been such a one-way bet so far this year, this sudden turn to the downside will have caught out more than a few over-eager latecomers.However, those rushing to proclaim the demise of one of the big rallies of not only the past year but the past eight years too need to be careful – there will be plenty of dip buyers out there who have been waiting for a pullback of this kind of size. 4.16pm BST Dr Mike Ellington of the University of Liverpool has written an interesting article on how sterling will suffer from the political crisis in Westminster.He’s analysed UK economic uncertainty (measured by recording how many articles on economic and political unrest appear in the media each day), and tracked it against the value of the pound.It is clear that the negative relationship between policy uncertainty and the euro to sterling exchange rate is intensifying. This implies that increases in economic policy uncertainty are met with depreciations in the sterling to euro exchange rate running up to June 9, 2017.This, coupled with May’s lack of support in the general election, should put her leadership into question, particularly when it comes to entering divorce talks with the EU.The very fact that the domestic political landscape of the UK is shrouded by yet another layer of uncertainty suggests that economic policy, the exchange rate, and indeed the wider economy, is in for a rough ride. Continue reading...

12 июня, 12:47

Megyn Kelly, NBC Under Fire Over 'Sickening' Alex Jones Interview

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); NBC News and Megyn Kelly are under fire for giving airtime to far-right radio show host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.  In the past, Jones has claimed that the 9/11 attacks were an “inside job.” He also said the parents of the 20 students murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 were actors and the deaths of the children as well as six school employees were all faked. Kelly previewed her interview with Jones on Sunday.  The full episode airs June 18 on her new show. Kelly was criticized on social media for what some saw as an attempt to normalize Jones and his outlandish and untrue claims. She defended herself by saying President Donald Trump had praised Jones and appeared on his show. She also noted that Jones’ InfoWars was given credibility when the site received White House press credentials.  “Many don’t know him; our job is 2 shine a light,” she wrote.  But that didn’t slow the outrage. Some viewers even called for a boycott of the network over the upcoming interview. Here’s a sampling: My nephew survived Sandy Hook. I am not tolerating this. Will never watch @megynkelly or @NBCNews again if they choose to air this.— John Glueck (@john_glueck) June 12, 2017 Here you go @megynkelly - her name is Ana Grace Márquez-Greene. Say her name- stare at this & tell me it's worth it. @nbc #SandyHook pic.twitter.com/mKrU63KWmA— Nelba Márquez-Greene (@Nelba_MG) June 12, 2017 20 children dead at Sandy Hook and @megynkelly is giving voice to the man who suggested it was a hoax. This is beyond shameful, @NBCNews. https://t.co/7OPTCPQHAd— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) June 12, 2017 .@megynkelly.This is Allison Wyatt on the day she turned 6. She never had another birthday party. #SandyHook pic.twitter.com/wCzIK4QjLV— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) June 12, 2017 Boycott @NBC & @megynkelly for the @RealAlexJones interview. Jones is an incendiary conspiracy theorist who makes up news to fit his agenda— D. Fitz Allgood (@FitzAllgoodlife) June 12, 2017 Say their names, Megyn. pic.twitter.com/JelZAobkFp— Laura in the Bardo (@lauratron1000) June 12, 2017 Sandy Hook & Aurora families have gone through enough without giving him a platform to spew his filth. This is sickening. #ShameOnNBC— Emily Yates (@emryates) June 12, 2017 Since Alex Jones is a self admitted "Performance Artist" what possible motivation is there to allow him to perform for you #ShameonNBC— Anappleaday (@N_appleaday) June 12, 2017 Megyn, you're a mom. Think of the pain you're elevating by giving that performance artist airtime. Choose empathy over ratings. #ShameOnNBC— Khary Penebaker (@kharyp) June 12, 2017 Alex Jones doesn't deserve one second of air time. What a horrible lack of respect to the families of Sandy Hook. @NBCNews— M. Ejample (@bnelvr) June 12, 2017 Megyn Kelly did this to gain ratings for a new show at the expense of grieving families. #ShameOnNBC, Jones and Kelly.— Tina-TheResistance (@trcfwtt) June 12, 2017 Sickening that Alex Jones is going to get a primetime spot on national TV next week to spew the nonsense that has hindered the lives of ppl— Dakota Schmidt (@Dakota_Schmidt) June 12, 2017 There is no justification for amplifying lies (or a liar), particularly about unimaginable tragedy. I hope no parent, no person watches this https://t.co/nSt1MGGM2U— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) June 12, 2017 On FATHER'S DAY Megyn Kelly is interviewing Alex Jones - a man who harasses the parents of bombing and shooting tragedies. #shameonNBC https://t.co/0tZNt04QHQ— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) June 12, 2017 I'll give you 26 reasons not to air this interview #shameonNBC https://t.co/BcigLJZ3ML— Heather Whaley (@HeatherWhaley) June 12, 2017 Let NBC know that giving Alex Jones a forum on network TV dishonors the loss of the Newtown families. #ShameOnNBC https://t.co/I6hAdNt0Bu— Intellitexan (@IntelliTexan) June 12, 2017 Giving racist bigot this huge platform is nauseating. The educational figleaf can't disguise the ratings greed. Shame on @megynkelly & NBC https://t.co/43xlMygWFf— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) June 12, 2017 Alex Jones is a lunatic who should be ignored until he goes away, not given a wider platform and validated by @megynkelly #ShameOnNBC— Rokey (@rokeypdx) June 12, 2017 Week 1 NBC's Megyn Kelly normalizes Vladimir Putin.Week 2 she normalizes Alex Jones.Can't wait for the Week 3 normalization of David Duke!— Sean Corcoran (@seacorc) June 12, 2017 For sure, after what he's done Alex Jones should be shunned not given a wider platform...imagine being those poor parents. Sickening.— Seano (@SeanBradbery) June 12, 2017 If you're going to interview Alex Jones, to keep things fair you also have to interview someone who wasn't successfully sued by yogurt.— Kashana (@kashanacauley) June 12, 2017 @brianstelter #ShameOnNBC Stop the Alex Jones interview. Sickening!!— Leslie (@lgeorge1025) June 12, 2017 Any story about Alex Jones should give equal time to victims and address his body count, including the people in prison bc they believed him— Mark Agee (@MarkAgee) June 12, 2017 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

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09 июня, 10:51

PPL Corp (PPL) Up 4% Since Earnings Report: Can It Continue?

PPL Corp (PPL) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

08 июня, 23:52

Twitter Applies Comey's 'Open Setting' Excuse To Everyday Life

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); During his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, former FBI director James Comey declined to answer several questions, giving the reason that the public hearing was an “open setting.” For instance, senators received this particular response when Comey was questioned about the dossier compiled by a British spy and whether he believed President Donald Trump colluded with Russia. And although his refusal to answer these questions is presumably because they touched on classified information, Comey said the phrase so often, it became drinking-game worthy. Take a shot every time Comey says "I can't talk about that in an open setting" #ComeyHearing— Sienna (@sienknox) June 8, 2017 The phrase also seems like a great way to excuse yourself from answering something you don’t want to answer. Using "I can't talk about that in an open setting" to avoid questions for the rest of the year— Kay$AP Rocky (@layla_kinthicum) June 8, 2017 Twitter ran with this idea and turned the phrase into a really funny meme.  TACO BELL WORKER: weren't you here earlier today?ME: I can't answer that question in an open setting.— eric koeppel (@kepilepsy) June 8, 2017 Here are the best of the bunch: "Mr Comey, are you down with O.P.P?"COMEY: "I can't talk about that in an open setting.......but you know me."— Chikezie Ejiasi (@Chik) June 8, 2017 girlfriend: hey did you eat my leftoversme: i can't comment on that in an open setting— Chris Melberger (@chrismelberger) June 8, 2017 Boy: did u like my Instagram from 83 weeks ago?Me: I can't talk about that in an open setting— Taylor Trudon (@taylortrudon) June 8, 2017 BOSS: Why haven't you been at work the last three days?ME: I can't talk about that in an open setting— Ryan (@5280Orange) June 8, 2017 wife: did you print that stuff for me? call the plumber? mechanic? me: I can't talk about that in an open setting— Mike Shields (@digitalshields) June 8, 2017 doctor: When was the last time you exercised?me: That's not something I think I can answer in an open setting— natalie tran (@natalietran) June 8, 2017 "when you were at your old job did you really give a negative review to an alabama shakes LP?" i can't talk about that in an open setting— josh terry (@JoshhTerry) June 8, 2017 "Mr. Comey, is your Friend at Columbia in fact a J Edgar Hoover bobblehead doll on your desk?""I can't talk about that in an open setting"— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) June 8, 2017 "Nothing I can talk about in an open setting" is summer 2017's "I would very much like to be excluded from this narrative" #ComeyDay— Madison Gouveia (@MadisonGouveia) June 8, 2017 me when ppl ask me if i remember what i did last night: "I can't talk about that in an open setting"— Megan Krementowski (@megankrem) June 8, 2017 Q: can you confirm your last name is ComeyC: that's something that I can't talk about in an open setting #ComeyDay— k (@katrinsays) June 8, 2017 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

08 июня, 15:26

Trump Needs an Intervention

Experienced advisers haven’t been able to offset the president’s excesses. Now, it’s up to Republican lawmakers.

06 июня, 00:03

Trump’s New Thoughts On His Travel Ban Are Making His Lawyers’ Lives Miserable

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); WASHINGTON ― Government lawyers trying to defend President Donald Trump’s travel ban in court might be excused if they decide they are stuck with the world’s worst client. With the case now before the U.S. Supreme Court, Trump early Monday let loose a string of statements on Twitter, criticizing opponents of his executive order banning travel from six majority-Muslim nations, his own Department of Justice, and the judiciary generally for being “political.” Federal appeals courts have struck down the ban, ruling that statements from Trump and other administration officials showed that the order unconstitutionally targeted Muslims. Trump’s latest tirade adds to that body of remarks. “To the extent that the government has taken a position ... and that position is at odds with what the president has said, it presents a challenge that the Department of Justice will have to deal with,” said Alberto Gonzales, who served as President George W. Bush’s attorney general a decade ago. George Washington University law professor Orin Kerr, a former Justice Department prosecutor who was appeared before the Supreme Court, said the tweets make it harder for Trump’s lawyers now to argue ― as other White House officials have tried ― that the “travel ban” wasn’t really a “travel ban.” “A big question in the case is what the president intends,” Kerr said. “It’s directly undercutting what his lawyers are trying to say.” Lawyers working to keep the travel ban off the books seemed to agree. The ACLU posted a tweet Monday afternoon: “Yes, we may incorporate @realDonaldTrump’s tweets about the ban into our Supreme Court argument.” Trump started sharing his thoughts on the matter at 6:25 a.m. “People, the lawyers and the courts can call it whatever they want, but I am calling it what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN!” Trump wrote in the first of four tweets over 20 minutes. “The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to S.C. The Justice Dept. should ask for an expedited hearing of the watered down Travel Ban before the Supreme Court - & seek much tougher version! In any event we are EXTREME VETTING people coming into the U.S. in order to help keep our country safe. The courts are slow and political!” Perhaps the most surprising critic of Trump’s statements was George Conway, husband of top White House aide Kellyanne Conway and who, until last week, was considering a top-level job with the Department of Justice civil division. “These tweets may make some ppl feel better, but they certainly won’t help OSG get 5 votes in SCOTUS, which is what actually matters. Sad,” Conway wrote, referring to acronyms for the Office of Solicitor General and the Supreme Court of the United States. A while later, as buzz spread from his original tweet – including the obvious copying of the Trumpism “Sad” – Conway posted four more threaded tweets: “Just to be clear, and in response to inquiries, I still VERY, VERY STRONGLY support POTUS, his Admin, policies, the executive order and of course, my wonderful wife. Which is why I said what I said this morning. Every sensible lawyer in WHCO [White House Counsel’s Office] and every political appointee at DOJ wd agree with me (as some have already told me). The pt cannot be stressed enough that tweets on legal matters seriously undermine Admin agenda and POTUS―and those who support him, as I do, need to reinforce that pt and not be shy about it.” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders argued during the daily press briefing that Trump’s word choice really did not matter. “The president isn’t concerned with what you call it. He’s concerned with national security and protecting people in this country,” Sanders said. “He isn’t concerned with being politically correct. He’s concerned with protecting the American people.” The Justice Department last week requested that the Supreme Court take up the case. The justices have not yet announced whether they will do so. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

05 июня, 23:45

Trump's tweets prompt backlash from GOP lawyers

Prominent attorneys are concerned the president is undermining his own administration's case for preserving his controversial travel ban policy.

05 июня, 22:13

George Conway Cautions Trump About His Travel Ban

Kellyanne Conway’s husband, who himself was recently considered for solicitor general, criticized the president’s tweets about his “watered down” directive.

05 июня, 20:47

Kellyanne Conway's husband mocks Trump's tweets on travel ban

George Conway, the husband of White House adviser Kellyanne Conway who was under consideration for multiple positions in President Donald Trump’s administration, mocked the president on Monday for targeting his own Justice Department.In a series of tweets, Trump rebuffed his top aides and other administration officials, who had insisted that the administration’s executive order suspending visa issuance from six majority-Muslim countries was not a travel ban.“People, the lawyers and the courts can call it whatever they want, but I am calling it what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN!” Trump tweeted Monday morning.“The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to S.C.” the president added. “The Justice Dept. should ask for an expedited hearing of the watered down Travel Ban before the Supreme Court - & seek much tougher version!”Conway derided Trump’s tweets, criticizing the president in a post that concluded with his trademark “Sad.”“These tweets may make some ppl feel better, but they certainly won't help OSG get 5 votes in SCOTUS, which is what actually matters. Sad,” Conway wrote, referring to the Office of the Solicitor General, which argues before the Supreme Court on behalf of the Trump administration.Conway, a partner at the law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, was a candidate for the solicitor general post and the front-runner to head DOJ’s Civil Division until he withdrew his name from consideration last week.Asked if the tweet from the unverified account was his — Monday was the first time the account had tweeted since 2015 — Conway told POLITICO: “Yes. My tweet.”In a statement announcing his withdrawal last week, Conway had said the time wasn’t right for him to leave the private sector but maintained that he continues to support the Trump administration.In subsequent tweets Monday, Conway made clear: “I still VERY, VERY STRONGLY support POTUS, his Admin, policies, the executive order and of course, my wonderful wife.” That’s why, he continued, “I said what I said this morning. Every sensible lawyer in WHCO and every political appointee at DOJ wd agree with me (as some have already told me). The pt cannot be stressed enough that tweets on legal matters seriously undermine Admin agenda and POTUS--and those who support him, as I do, need to reinforce that pt and not be shy about it.”Kellyanne Conway earlier Monday had blasted the media for what she called their “obsession with covering everything [Trump] says on Twitter and very little of what he does as president.”