After a desperate plea from Ontario Premier Doug Ford to bring in stricter measures at the border, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government will stop foreign students from coming to Ontario. Trudeau said that while downplaying the border as an issue and despite the fact that Ford never specifically asked for that particular measure.
Month: April 2021
Ask Rudy Giuliani, or his son, Andrew, if the former mayor of New York City is in legal trouble at the moment, and you’ll undoubtedly get an eye-bulging, hands-flailing response that Donald Trump’s personal attorney has done nothing wrong in his life and that the only person who should be worried about his legal exposure is Hunter Biden. Obviously, that is not true at all given that (1) Giuliani’s multiyear quest to dig up dirt on the president‘s son uncovered nothing, and (2) experts say Rudy is very much in trouble. Calling Wednesday‘s raid on Giuliani‘s apartment and office an “extremely significant” escalation of the federal investigation into his Ukraine dealings, former U.S. attorney Preet Bharara said this week that there is a strong chance the former New York City mayor will be charged. At that point, prison could be in his future. All of which makes Michael Cohen, who was once in a very similar situation, think Giuliani is “absolutely” going to turn on Trump to save himself. Why? For starters, he ran the Southern District of New York, which is currently investigating him, from 1983 to 1989 and knows what kind of power it holds.
The backlash against Bill C-10 is being driven by the prospect of the government having the power to regulate cat videos and any other user generated content posted to Facebook or TikTok — but the problems with this bill run much deeper. Fundamentally, this bill will change your entire online experience.
There are dozens of legal cases against the Trumps, but perhaps the most fascinating is one in the District of Columbia that has attracted little public attention, according to Mother Jones’ D.C. bureau chief, David Corn. A lawsuit filed by Karl Racine, D.C. attorney general, alleges that the Trump clan used the purportedly nonprofit Trump inaugural committee to rake in hundreds of thousands of dollars in profit, Corn tells The New Abnormal co-host Molly Jong-Fast. Yes, the family’s “fuckery,” according to Corn, started even before the former president reached the White House and allegedly included the committee overpaying the Trump Hotel in D.C. by hundreds of thousands of dollars by booking space for events that didn’t even happen — and one that did. That one party was for Donald Trump’s children and wasn’t part of the official inauguration festivities; according to Corn, several big names have already been brought in for depositions, including Donald Trump Jr. The former president’s eldest son, Corn says, testified on the stand that he did not know Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, Melania Trump’s former confidante who blew the whistle on much of the inauguration scandal.
Nearly six months after the presidential election, Republicans remain divided over former President Donald Trump. But Paul Ryan — the former GOP House speaker — thinks that debate will fade as new candidates and ideas come forward. He says in an interview with The Associated Press that changed circumstances and fresh faces will “overshadow that whole conversation” on Trump. His views on the GOP path forward will be showcased next month as part of a speaker series at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. The lineup of future speakers includes several potential 2024 presidential candidates, including former Vice President Mike Pence.