Former U.S. President Donald Trump’s namesake company and its chief financial officer are expected to be hit with criminal charges on Thursday by prosecutors in Manhattan, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. Charges by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance are expected to focus on whether Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg and other officials received perks and benefits such as rent-free apartments and leased cars without reporting them properly on their tax returns, people familiar with the probe have said. The person familiar with the matter, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Weisselberg and the company are expected to be arraigned on an indictment on Thursday. Weisselberg is expected to turn himself in to authorities on Thursday morning CNN reported, citing unnamed sources. Jennifer Weisselberg, the former wife of Barry Weisselberg, has met with prosecutors half a dozen times. In an interview with MSNBC, Jennifer Weisselberg said she would be prepared to testify while adding: “My documents at this time are witnesses themselves. They are being used, and they’re being walked through the grand jury panel.”
Month: June 2021
The black Illinois father whose rant against Critical Race Theory at a local school board meeting last week went viral is not backing down. He, instead, is laughing at attempts by the left to discredit him… Responding to Critical Race Theory proponents who insist on teaching systemic racism and white supremacy in K-12 schools, Smith asked parents and school board members at the meeting, “‘How do I have two medical degrees if I’m sitting here oppressed?” “I can’t believe that we’re even talking about this because it is a complete lie,” Smith told Varney, reiterating that he is a successful black man who has never been held back by white people… Smith continued Critical Race Theory peddles an ideology that is the opposite of what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached during the civil rights movement of the 1960s. “Martin Luther King said he wanted his kids to grow up in the world where they are judged by the contents of their what?” he asked attendees at the meeting, who immediately responded with, “Character.” “Their character,” Smith emphasized. “Not their skin. If they letting this stuff go on right now, it is absolutely going the complete reverse of what he’s doing.”
China currently releases more carbon emissions than any other country — leading many to believe it bears the greatest responsibility for climate change. However, the situation is more complex than it seems. The accusations keep cropping up when it comes to the debate around climate change: “China is the biggest destroyer of the planet,” “China is the worst country in terms of pollution,” “China is to blame.” But what role does China actually play in climate change? Since 2008, China has topped the annual list of being the largest emitters of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2), according to Our World in Data, an online scientific publication that Oxford University contributes to. In 2019, China emitted 10.2 billion metric tons of CO2 — nearly twice as much as the United States (5.3 billion metric tons) — representing nearly 28% of global emissions.
A Yemeni actress and model accused of an “indecent act” and drug possession is facing an unfair trial by rebel authorities, Human Rights Watch says. Intisar al-Hammadi, 20, who denies the charges, was detained by the Houthi movement’s forces in Sanaa in February. Her lawyer alleged she was physically and verbally abused by interrogators, subjected to racist insults, and forced to sign a document while blindfolded. Prosecutors also allegedly threatened her with a forced “virginity test”. Her lawyer told HRW that he had been prevented from seeing Ms Hammadi’s casefile and was stopped from representing her when she appeared in court twice earlier this month. The Houthis, who have been fighting a war against Yemen’s internationally recognised government since 2015, have not commented on the case.
Wolastoqey First Nations chiefs have formally requested that New Brunswick change the name of the St. John River to Wolastoq. Answering a call put out by Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Tammy Scott-Wallace in April, who said the province was hoping for consultations on names that could better reflect First Nations languages, the chiefs sent their letter at the end of May. It would be a restoration of sorts, considering the river’s been known as Wolastoq for much longer than it’s gone by Saint John. “It should never have been changed to Saint John in the beginning,” says Madawaska Maliseet First Nation Chief Patricia Bernard.
The latest Ipsos poll conducted exclusively for Global News found 38 per cent of decided voters would cast their ballot for the Liberals if the election were held tomorrow, a number unchanged from last month. The Conservatives, meanwhile, would earn 26 per cent of the vote, down three points since May. The party is also behind the Liberals in every age group and every region of the country except for the Prairie provinces, where the Tories remain the most popular choice among voters.