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Thursday, December 20, 2018

A new book detailing President Donald Trump's dealings with Russia claims that Russian President Vladimir Putin gave Trump a mysterious gift in 2013 following the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow that year. According to an excerpt from "Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump" by Yahoo News investigative journalist Michael Isikoff and Mother Jones reporter David Corn, Trump had eagerly hoped Putin would attend the 2013 Miss Universe pageant that Trump hosted in the Russian capital. read more

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The Donald J. Trump Foundation has agreed to dissolve under judicial supervision amid an ongoing lawsuit concerning its finances, according to a document filed Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court by the New York state Attorney General's office. The dissolution of President Donald Trump's charity resolves one element of the attorney general's civil lawsuit against the foundation, which includes claims that the President and his children violated campaign finance laws and abused its tax-exempt status. The lawsuit will continue in court because it also seeks two other outcomes: $2.8 million in restitution, plus penalties, and a ban on Trump and his three eldest children serving on the board of any other New York nonprofit. read more

Monday, December 17, 2018

Two-year-old Abdullah Hassan is on life support at a hospital in Oakland, California. Born with a rare brain disease, the young boy doesn't have long to live. Sadly, his mother likely won't be able to say goodbye to her son in person because of Donald Trump's Muslim travel ban. Hassan's mother is of Yemeni descent while his dad, a U.S. citizen, lives in Stockton, California. Despite the family connection, his mother has not been able to gain access to the United States according to The Daily Beast. Abdullah is currently being watched after at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Despite the family preparing to remove the young boy from life support, the U.S. State Department has allegedly completely ignored their request for a waiver. read more

Saturday, December 15, 2018

"I prefer the term hoaxer to truther," Lenny [Pozner who's 6-year-old was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School] said, kicking a pair of jeans and Adidas flip-flops onto the footrest of a leather Barcalounger. "There's nothing truthful about it." There is no universal Sandy Hook hoax narrative, but the theories generally center on the idea that a powerful force (the Obama administration, gun-control groups, the Illuminati) staged the shooting, with the assistance of paid "crisis actors," including the Pozners, the other Sandy Hook families, and countless Newtown residents, government officials, and media outlets. The children are said to have never existed or to be living in an elaborate witness-protection program.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

A technology company linked to a sanctioned Russian oligarch is among the bidders for a Pentagon contract to store sensitive data -- possibly even U.S. nuclear codes. Viktor Vekselberg, who is close to the Kremlin and has ties to former Trump organization attorney Michael Cohen, also has links to one of the bidders for the cyber-cloud database called the JEDI project, reported the BBC. The Russian oligarch has links to the cyber-investment firm C5 Group, which has worked closely with the leading bidder, Amazon Web Services. Both C5 and AWS told the BBC that the Vekselber-linked investment firm was not involved in any way with the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure bid. All bids for the cloud are sealed, and the Pentagon refused to comment on the report. read more


Market instability is drying up business lending. Won't be long now.


US credit markets are grinding to a halt with fund managers refusing to bankroll buyouts and investors shunning high-yield bond sales as rising interest rates and market volatility weigh on sentiment.

Not a single company has borrowed money through the $1.2tn US high-yield corporate bond market this month. If that drought persists, it would be the first month since November 2008 that not a single high-yield bond priced in the market, according to data providers Informa and Dealogic.

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