I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes – and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!
This refers to the ongoing investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russia’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 US election, whether there was any collusion between the Kremlin and Mr Trump’s election campaign and whether the president tried unlawfully to obstruct the inquiry.
Reports are there was indeed at least one FBI representative implanted, for political purposes, into my campaign for president. It took place very early on, and long before the phony Russia Hoax became a “hot” Fake News story. If true – all time biggest political scandal!
China and the US say they will halt imposing punitive import tariffs, putting a possible trade war “on hold”.
The agreement came after days of talks in Washington DC aimed at persuading China to buy more US goods and services, therefore reducing the trade imbalance between the two countries.
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said China would lower tariffs “on many things”, without specifying.
Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He described the deal as a “win-win choice”.
Washington says the move will “substantially reduce” its $335bn annual trade deficit with Beijing.
But no figures have been provided – the White House had being aiming for a $200bn reduction.
Both countries have imposed tariffs on each others’ imports, though they are yet to be implemented.
18.2% of all China’s exports go to the United States
$129bn worth of China-made electrical machinery bought by US
59.2% growth in Chinese services imported by US between 2006 & 2016
$347bn US goods trade deficit with China
US President Donald Trump had threatened to impose tariffs on up to $150bn of Chinese goods.
He has said he wants to persuade China to end what he calls the theft of American intellectual property – such as technology and copyright.
The US has already announced tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium. Countries accounting for the bulk of those imports have been exempted, but China is not among them.
Beijing has threatened equal retaliation, including tariffs on a number of US imports – among them aircraft, soybeans, cars, pork, wine, fruit and nuts.
A day after a statement following the deal in the US, Mr Mnuchin told Fox News: “We are putting the trade war on hold. Right now we have agreed to put the tariffs on hold while we try to execute the framework” of the agreement.
He said Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross would travel to China soon – apparently to work on details.
When it was confirmed by the Galveston County district attorney that she had been killed, it prompted further support. A GoFundMe page in her honour says that she died “protecting her students in her last moments”.
“We miss him so much. We wish we could see him at least one more time.”
These are the words of 11-year-old Nick Black – Jared’s half-brother. He wrote in a statement that Jared “loved to play Minecraft on Xbox, play Pokemon Go on his cell phone, and loved art”.
On social media, Jared’s friends have shared pictures of him, calling him by the nickname “Spyro”.
“Spyro, you sat right behind me,” said Chey on Twitter. “I would always listen and laugh at your jokes and comments about your games & super hero movies.
“I’m sorry such an undeserving evil soul took you away from your family & the life you deserve.”
The embassy of Pakistan in Washington DC confirmed that exchange student Sabika Sheikh, 18, was among the dead.
She had been on a special study abroad programme set up by the state department in the aftermath of the 11 September 2001 attacks to bring students from Muslim-majority nations to the US on a cultural exchange.
US Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale wrote on Facebook that he spoke to Sabika’s family after her death was confirmed.
“I offered my deepest condolences,” he wrote. “As an exchange student, Sabika was a youth ambassador, a bridge between our peoples and cultures.
“All of us at the US Mission in Pakistan are devastated by and mourn her loss. We will honour her memory.”
Angelique Ramirez was a 15-year-old student at Santa Fe High School.
More than $13,000 has been raised in her memory on a GoFundMe page set up by family friend Rebecca Ruiz.
“Angelique was a kind, compassionate and caring individual,” Ms. Ruiz wrote. “She brought smiles to those who knew her.
“In losing Angelique, her friends and family lost so much.”
Christian Riley Garcia
Christian Riley Garcia, known as Riley, was eulogised by the pastor of his church in Texas.
“He kept making advances on her and she repeatedly told him no,” the mother Sadie Rodriguez said, adding that her daughter finally stood up to him and embarrassed him in class a week before the shooting.
Kimberly Jessica Vaughan
Rhonda Hart shared this photo of her daughter Kimberly (middle) as she searched for information on her whereabouts.
She said that he was such a light-hearted person, she wondered that if she had called him during the attack he would have “made a joke about him getting shot… he just always looked on the bright side of things”.
Cynthia Tisdale, 64, was a substitute teacher at Santa Fe High School.