The scandal that has ousted General Michael Flynn from the post of National Security Adviser is absurd and concocted. Though there were probably other reasons for his going – including his apparently poor performance in the post of National Security Adviser – his resignation is nonetheless a heavy blow for President Trump.
In an effort to revive belief in the discredited ‘Trump Dossier’ former and current US intelligence officials tell CNN that US intelligence has corroborated some of the conversations between Russian officials reported in the Dossier. The contents of the Dossier itself however show that that simply cannot be true.
Whereas contrary to media scare stories Russia’s Admiral Kuznetsov carrier completed its Syrian mission without a major breakdown, media reports confirm that the entire US navy nuclear carrier force and the entire Royal navy nuclear attack submarine force is in port under repair.
The Trump administration’s consideration of a new Executive Order to respond to the court’s criticisms is a standard response of the executive in court cases and was a possibility previously floated by The Duran. There is no constitutional crisis in the US and nothing out of the ordinary about this.
Decision of appeal court of 9th circuit to refuse to overturn Judge Robart’s stay against enforcement of ‘travel ban’ Executive Order does not challenge its legality or say it is discriminatory or unconstitutional. It instead identifies various possible problems of procedure and due process in the administration of the Executive Order, which the administration can now put right.
Russian President sends message to La Stampa which draws attention to the extent to which the European media has betrayed its former traditions of “freedom of expression, objectivity, impartiality and the readiness to allow any viewpoint to find its way to the reader”, accusing it of “news manipulation” on behalf of “entrenched interests”.