Source: Trump Rides White Backlash Wave
The recording from a dinner in 2018 showed that the president spent an hour with two key players in the Ukraine pressure campaign. He has repeatedly said he does not know them.
The former associate of Rudolph W. Giuliani said through his lawyer that he had given the tape to the House Intelligence Committee for use in the impeachment inquiry.
Mr. Rogan has also faced social media condemnation for a remark he made several years ago in which he compared going into a black neighborhood to see a movie with the movie itself, “Planet of the Apes.” “We get out, we’re giggling, ‘We’re going to go see Planet of the Apes.’ We walk into Planet of the Apes. We walked into Africa,” he said on his podcast in 2013. “We walked into the blackest neighborhood we could find,” Mr. Rogan continued, noting that he had said a “racist thing.”
In one of his weekly Facebook broadcasts on Thursday, Bolsonaro declared: “Indians are undoubtedly changing … They are increasingly becoming human beings just like us.” The comment – in line with previous anti-indigenous statements from Brazil’s leader – drew immediate condemnation from activists who view Bolsonaro as a historic threat. Sonia Guajajara, one of Brazil’s most prominent indigenous leaders, announced that her group, the Brazilian Indigenous People’s Association, would sue for the crime of racism.
An audio recording reviewed by ABC News captured President Donald Trump demanding the ouster of then-U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch during a 2018 dinner with a group of associates that included Lev Parnas, the indicted businessman Trump has repeatedly claimed not to know. “Get rid of her!” Trump said in the recording, ABC reported Friday. “Get her out tomorrow. I don’t care. Get her out tomorrow. Take her out. Okay? Do it.” The president’s outburst came after Parnas, an associate of Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, recommended that Trump fire Yovanovitch. Parnas, according to ABC, told Trump in the recording that the ambassador was “basically walking around telling everybody, ‘Wait, he’s gonna get impeached, just wait.’” “The biggest problem there, I think where we need to start is we gotta get rid of the ambassador,” Parnas said. “She’s still leftover from the Clinton administration.” A copy of the recording is now in the possession of federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York, ABC reported.
A growing number of Iranian students are being turned away at airports amid escalated diplomatic tensions with Iran.
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Like Trump, they think they are above the law and courts! 🤬
President Donald Trump said on Friday that the U.S. Constitution was being attacked in the state of Virginia, where lawmakers have been moving to enact tougher gun laws and arms enthusiasts are planning a rally next week.
John Cassidy writes on Donald Trump’s fraught justification for killing the Iranian general Qassem Suleimani, and on his efforts to discredit Democrats such as Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.
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The timing and scale of the attacks suggest the Russians may be looking for the same kind of damaging information on Joe Biden that President Trump wanted from Ukraine, security experts say.