The ex-president’s legal troubles are escalating. The last time we checked in on the legal comings and goings of Donald Trump, things were not looking so hot for the former president of the United States. In addition to being the defendant in no fewer than 29 lawsuits, per The Washington Post, he was the subject of numerous criminal investigations, including one in which attorneys had obtained access to his tax returns — documents that for some reason he spent the last four years fighting tooth and nail to keep secret. On Wednesday The New York Times reported that the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, which is investigating Trump for possible bank, tax, and insurance fraud, had subpoenaed the personal bank records of Allen Weisselberg, a significant escalation in its quest to flip the longtime Trump Organization chief financial officer. In addition to the developments in the Manhattan D.A.’s criminal probe, Trump was also sued on Tuesday by two Capitol Police officers who battled the angry mob he sicced on the Capitol building and are demanding damages for the physical and emotional injuries they suffered during the attack.
Month: March 2021
An 18-year-old British youth who was declared legally dead by doctors came turned out to be alive and almost lost his internal organs. According to the U.K. Sun, relatives of Lewis Roberts were told he was brain-dead and had “zero chance” of recovery four days after being hit by a van in Leek, a town in northern England, on March 13.
LONDON — Britain should be seen as a “model for other white-majority countries” but more still needs to be done, a review into race inequality said on Wednesday, a conclusion that provoked fury from critics who branded it a “whitewash.” The report by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities was ordered by Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government after widespread Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests last summer, triggered by the death of George Floyd in police custody in the United States.
Federal auditors are calling the Renewable Energy Deployment Program a “market failure.” An internal report at the Department of Natural Resources that looked at the program from 2002-19 says without subsidies, few green energy projects like solar panels, wind farms, and geothermal projects can survive financially, according to Blacklock’s Reporter.
On the surface, the federal and provincial governments are working together on vaccinating Canadians against COVID-19. Below the surface, however, there is tension over supply and quite frankly, partisan politics over who gets credit when things go right and who takes blame when things go wrong.
OTTAWA — Opposition members shut down a parliamentary committee hearing this afternoon after the Liberal government once again refused to let a political aide appear to answer questions about the now-dead deal with WE Charity. Members of the House of Commons’ ethics committee had asked a senior adviser to Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland to testify following an order to that effect from Parliament last week.