US Defense Secretary Mattis rushes to Baghdad as Iraqi army launches giant offensive to liberate western Mosul from ISIS
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.
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.