"Everything's a grift today. Even, it seems, for pardoned war criminals."
Breaking: The Trump Administration has committed some crimes, probably! According to a new report from the Government Accountability Office, the White House budget office broke the law at Trump’s direction after freezing $400 million in military spending to Ukraine last year. Much of the House impeachment inquiry last year rested on this devision, which many saw as a gross violation of presidential authority, and a blatant attempt to influence the upcoming election.
Jewish leaders aren't blaming the NYPD, though.
Javad Zarif says the U.S. strike that killed Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani was an act of "state terrorism."
Trump administration officials are desperately trying to pretend that Donald Trump is not planning to order the military to bomb Iranian cultural sites after Trump threatened over the weekend to do just that. It’s in writing, though. Trump tweeted that, if Iran strikes Americans, the U.S. has “targeted 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago), some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture, and those targets, and Iran...
Michael Avenatti, a former lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels, and a foe of President Trump, is also accused of trying to shake down Nike by threatening to go public with claims of bribery by the shoe giant.
Trump's advisers have bent over backwards to argue that he didn't threaten to commit a war crime, despite his statements indicating the opposite.
A New York City woman who has become the poster child for local anger about a bail reform law set to go into effect on New Year's Day was arrested again on New Year's Eve, marking her third arrest in the span of less than a week, according to the New York Post.
Criminal activity imposes huge costs on black residents in low-income neighborhoods of cities such as Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, St. Louis, Philadelphia and many others. Thousands of black Americans were murdered in 2019. Over 90% of the time, the perpetrator was also black. Leftists and social justice warriors charge that what blacks have to fear most is being shot and killed by police, but the numbers don't add up. For several years, The Washington Post has been documenting police shootings...
The number of homicides and other violent crimes in Boston fell in 2019 when compared to the prior year. City police say there were 38 homicides in the city in 2019, compared to 56 in 2018. Of the 38 homicides, 29 were