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LE REPORT DE LA PRESIDENTIELLE EVOQUE

 PAR DONALD TRUMP EST-IL POSSIBLE ?

Depuis le début de la pandémie, les États-Unis ont recensé plus de 4,4 millions de cas pour plus de 150.000 morts, souligne l'université Johns Hopkins dans son dernier relevé. La persistance de la Covid-19 aux États-Unis oblige les autorités à envisager le vote par correspondance à grande échelle pour les prochaines élections présidentielles du pays, prévues pour le 3 novembre 2020. Donald Trump avait à plusieurs reprises évoqué son scepticisme face au procédé de vote à distance, utilisé ponctuellement lors des élections de plusieurs États américains, sans problèmes majeurs. Les doutes du président lui avaient même occasionné un signalement inédit pour dissémination d'informations non vérifiées de la part de la plateforme Twitter.

Le chef d'État a réitéré sa critique ce jeudi 30 juillet en évoquant clairement sa volonté de reporter les élections, auxquelles il est candidat.

Vers le report des élections ?

Il estime que le vote par correspondance est trop vulnérable face à la fraude, sans montrer de preuves avérées. « Avec le vote par correspondance, 2020 sera l’élection la plus FAUSSE ET FRAUDULEUSE de l’Histoire. Ce sera une honte pour les Etats-Unis. Repousser l’élection, jusqu’à ce que les gens puissent voter convenablement, en toute sécurité ? » a-t-il écrit dans un tweet du 30 juillet.

Pour lui, la fraude serait plus facile. « Imaginez, des milliers d’enveloppes mélangées, déversées dans un endroit on ne sait où et tout d’un coup, vous perdez l’élection alors que vous auriez dû la gagner. Je ne suis pas d’accord avec ça », avait déclaré le président américain lors d’une conférence de presse

Obstacle constitutionnel

Seul problème pour Donald Trump, la décision d'un éventuel report ne lui revient  pas. Dans un premier temps, la Constitution des États-Unis donne au Congrès, et à lui seul, le pouvoir de fixer la date de l'élection présidentielle. Or après la publication du tweet, les législateurs des deux partis ont immédiatement assuré qu'un report n'était pas envisagé. De même, en vertu du 20e amendement de cette même Constitution, les élections présidentielles sont régies par un calendrier extrêmement strict, qui ne peut pas être modifié. « Les mandats du président et du vice-président prendront fin à midi le 20 janvier », peut-on lire.

En plus du texte fondateur, une loi de 1948 renforce ces contraintes de temps et rappelle que les élections doivent avoir lieu « le mardi suivant le premier lundi de novembre, tous les quatre ans suivant chaque élection d'un président et d'un vice-président. »

Le président de la majorité républicaine à la Chambre des représentants, Mitch McConnell, a  d'ailleurs rejeté en bloc l'éventualité évoquée par Donald Trump dans une interview donnée auprès de la chaîne de télévision WNKY. Il a déclaré : « Jamais dans l’histoire du pays, que ce soit à travers les guerres, les crises et la guerre civile, n’avons nous pas tenu à temps une élection fédérale, et nous trouverons un moyen pour le faire à nouveau le 3 novembre ». D’anciens soutiens de Donald Trump, tels que les sénateurs républicains Marco Rubio et Ted Cruz, ont églement repoussé l’idée du président.

Si le président n’a donc pas d'autorité sur le calendrier des élections, réservée au Congrès, ses propos peuvent cependant avoir un impact sur la confiance que les citoyens accordent à la procédure. Donald Trump ne prépare-t-il pas ainsi ses plus proches collaborateurs, ainsi que ses soutiens, à douter de la légitimité du vote en cas de défaite en novembre prochain ?

Une levée de boucliers chez les démocrates

Dans le camp démocrate, c'est la levée de boucliers. Le prédécesseur de Donald Trump à la Maison-Blanche, Barack Obama a, sans le nommer, dénoncé les attaques récentes constatées contre le droit de vote des Américains. « Alors que nous sommes assis ici, ceux au pouvoir font leur maximum pour décourager les gens d’aller voter en fermant les bureaux de vote et en ciblant les minorités et les étudiants avec des lois d’identification restrictives, et attaquant nos droits de vote avec une précision chirurgicale », a-t-il affirmé lors de son discours aux obsèques de l’ancien élu et militant des droits civiques John Lewis.

Pour autant, le tweet de Donald Trump ouvre la porte à la possibilité que l'actuel leader américain n'accepte pas son éventuelle défaite. Fin avril déjà, son adversaire démocrate Joe Biden avait prédit que le milliardaire ferait son possible pour reporter l'élection.« Souvenez-vous de ce que je vous dis, je pense qu'il va essayer de faire reporter les élections d'une manière ou d'une autre, trouver des raisons pour lesquelles elles ne peuvent pas avoir lieu », avait-il lancé.

Des sondages défavorables pour Donald Trump

C'est que  les pronostics actuels, à l' heure de la pandémie et de l'économie en berne, donnent Donald Trump grand perdant face à son adversaire démocrate, Joe Biden, âgé de 77 ans. Selon la moyenne des sondages nationaux établie par le site RealClearPolitics, Joe Biden a, depuis plus de six semaines, une avance sur Donald Trump de 8 à 10 points de pourcentage.

Certains Etats pèseront lourds dans cette élection.Au Texas par exemple, Etat dans lequel aucun démocrate ne s'est imposé depuis Jimmy Carter en 1976 et où Donald Trump l'a largement emporté en 2016, les deux candidats sont au coude-à-coude. Or, avec ses 38 grands électeurs, cet Etat du sud pèsera très lourd à l'heure du décompte.

Une élection présidentielle qui promet  donc d'être sous haute tension.




Joanne Courbet pour DayNewsWorld


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CORONAVIRUS LE REVIREMENT DE DONALD TRUMP SUR LE PORT DU MASQUE

Après des semaines de dénégations, Donald Trump s’est résigné à un revirement face à la pandémie de Covid-19. Lors de son premier briefing consacré à ce sujet depuis la fin du mois d’avril, mardi 21 juillet, le président des Etats-Unis a reconnu que la crise sanitaire « va sûrement, malheureusement, empirer avant de s’améliorer ». « Je n’aime pas dire ça mais c’est comme ça », a-t-il ajouté avec fatalisme.

« Ces dernières semaines, nous avons observé une hausse inquiétante des cas dans de nombreuses régions de notre Sud », a-t-il ajouté, évoquant de « gros incendies » et même une « situation très difficile » en Floride, un Etat gouverné par un de ses proches alliés où il a prévu de tenir dans un mois la convention censée lancer la dernière ligne droite de sa campagne.

Un nombre de décès en hausse

Après une amélioration vers la fin du printemps, l'épidémie a repris de plus belle dans le pays, déjà le plus endeuillé au monde avec 141 800 morts. Le nombre de cas explose — plus de 60 000 par jour depuis une semaine, pour un total de 3,88 millions depuis le début de la pandémie — et les décès quotidiens sont aussi repartis à la hausse — plus de 700 par jour en moyenne.

La situation est particulièrement inquiétante dans des Etats du Sud comme la Californie, la Floride ou le Texas, souvent contraints d'imposer des restrictions à rebours du déconfinement.

Jusqu'ici, Donald Trump avait tenté coûte que coûte de tourner la page du Covid-19. Pressé de relancer l'économie ainsi que sa campagne pour la présidentielle du 3 novembre, il avait été accusé d'être dans le déni face à la flambée du coronavirus. Mais après un meeting raté à Tulsa, dans l'Oklahoma, en juin, devant un auditoire clairsemé, la progression de l'épidémie ne lui a pas permis de continuer avec les grandes réunions publiques qu'il affectionne.

Changement de stratégie pour le président face au favori  Biden

Pendant ce temps-là, son adversaire démocrate Joe Biden, qui ne se déplace pourtant que précautionneusement sur le terrain, est considéré comme plus compétent pour faire face aux multiples crises que traversent les Etats-Unis. Il creuse l'écart dans les sondages : si l'élection avait lieu aujourd'hui, il l'emporterait haut la main, à en croire les intentions de vote.

Changement de stratégie donc pour le président. Si Donald Trump a vanté sa gestion du virus, maintenu qu'il allait finir par « disparaître », et salué avec enthousiasme les avancées vers un vaccin, il a aussi pour la première fois clairement recommandé le port du masque, alors qu'il etait accusé  jusqu'ici d'avoir lui-même attisé les braises de la résistance en défendant jusqu'ici la « liberté » individuelle en la matière.

« Nous demandons à tout le monde de porter un masque quand la distanciation physique n'est pas possible », a-t-il lancé, sortant de sa poche sa propre protection, qu'il n'a pourtant endossée en public qu'une fois, le 11 juillet, soit plusieurs mois après le début de la pandémie.

« Adoptez le masque, que vous l'aimiez ou non, il a un impact, il fait effet. Nous en avons besoin », a-t-il déclaré, quelques heures seulement après un message diffusé sur Twitter où ce dernier assurait que le port de cette protection était un geste « patriotique » afin de se débarrasser du « virus chinois ».




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PRESIDENTIELLE AMERICAINE

DONALD TRUMP PERD DU TERRAIN

Donald Trump a perdu de nombreux soutiens qui lui reprochent sa gestion de la pandémie de Covid-19, la crise économique et sa réponse sécuritaire face aux manifestations contre le racisme et les violences policières qui secouent le pays depuis la mort de George Floyd. Dos au mur, le président américain a remplacé son directeur de campagne, mercredi, pour tenter de se relancer.

Remplacement du directeur de campagne

Le milliardaire a donc annoncé mercredi 15 juillet qu’il remplaçait Brad Parscale par Bill Stepien à moins de 4 mois de la présidentielle du 3 novembre 2020.

« Je suis ravi d’annoncer que Bill Stepien a été promu au poste de directeur de la campagne Trump », a écrit le président sur ses comptes Facebook et Twitter. Brad Parscale, lui, est rétrogradé à son ancien poste de directeur de la campagne numérique.

A la peine dans les sondages face à Joe Biden

Cette réorganisation intervient alors que Donald Trump est à la peine dans les sondages face à Joe Biden. Selon la moyenne des sondages de RealClearPolitics, Donald Trump compte actuellement 9 points de retard sur Biden. Deux tiers des Américains désapprouvent sa gestion de la crise du Covid, et sa cote de popularité est revenue sur ses plus bas, à 38 % de satisfaits, selon le baromètre Gallup.

Cette réorganisation intervient alors que le 45e président américain est critiqué de toutes parts pour ses atermoiements face à la crise sanitaire, au moment où les nouvelles contaminations au Covid-19 explosent dans le pays.

Mauvaise gestion du Covid-19

Alors qu’il a refusé d’instaurer un confinement national et a poussé les gouverneurs à rouvrir leur Etat le plus tôt possible, les cas de Covid explosent avec près de 60.000 nouveaux cas et 800 décès quotidiens. Le bilan, qui approche des 140.000 morts, devrait fatalement s’alourdir dans les prochaines semaines. Et même si l’économie américaine a montré des signes encourageants en mai, près de 25 % de la population touche actuellement des allocations-chômage, et la crise économique prive le président américain de son meilleur argument.

Joe Biden en pool position

Le candidat démocrate et ancien vice-président Joe Biden profite lui de la situation : il devance le président républicain de neuf points de pourcentage dans la moyenne des sondages nationaux effectuée par le site RealClearPolitics. L'ancien vice-président de Barack Obama mène largement les intentions de vote chez les femmes, les jeunes entre 18 et 34 ans et les minorités, notamment les Américains noirs et hispaniques.Il a profité notamment du mouvement d'ampleur mondial de Blacklivematter. Joe Biden a également rattrapé son retard face à Donald Trump chez les électeurs masculins, blancs et les seniors, qui avaient permis au candidat républicain de remporter la présidentielle en 2016.

Dans les Etats clés qui feront basculer le scrutin, le président américain est aussi mal en point : Joe Biden le devance en Floride, en Pennsylvanie, dans le Michigan et le Wisconsin notamment. La course est serrée dans certains bastions républicains, comme le Texas ou l'Arizona, ce qui va forcer le milliardaire à y faire campagne, et donc à y perdre un temps précieux et beaucoup d'argent. Selon le modèle prédictif de The Economist, Biden a aujourd'hui 93% de chances d'être élu président

Mais l’élue démocrate du Michigan Elissa Slotkin, tirant de leçons des sondages de l'élection précédente, n'a-t-elle pas lancé un avertissement à ses propres collègues cette semaine  ?

« Les électeurs de Trump sont sous-comptés. Il ne faut surtout pas croire que l’élection est jouée. Si 2020 nous a appris une chose, c’est qu’on ne peut rien prévoir. »

Le président américain, lui, tente de mobiliser sa base et assure régulièrement sur Twitter que la « majorité silencieuse » – une référence à Richard Nixon – va l’emporter.




Joanne Courbet pour DayNewsWorld
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CORONAVIRUS INQUIETANT REBOND DE L'EPIDEMIE AUX ETATS-UNIS

L'épidémie s'est propagée de manière exponentielle, jeudi 25 juin, avec un nombre de nouvelles infections au plus haut aux Etats-Unis Plus de 37.000 cas ont été diagnostiqués en 24 heures. De quoi alourdir encore le pire bilan mondial : plus de 120.000 décès et près de 2,4 millions de cas détectés.

Cette poussée est « préoccupante », a jugé mardi Anthony Fauci. L'immunologue qui dirige le groupe d'experts chargé de conseiller la Maison Blanche face à la crise du Sars-CoV-2 estime même que « les deux prochaines semaines seront critiques ».

Près de la moitié des cinquante Etats américains ont connu une augmentation du nombre d'infections au coronavirus au cours des quinze derniers jours.

En Floride, les jeunes touchés

Certains États sont plus frappés que d'autres, notamment dans le sud du pays, comme la Floride, la Californie ou le Texas, qui affichent des records quotidiens dans le nombre de cas recensés.En Floride, les images de baigneurs retournant sur les vastes plages de Miami, fermées pendant près de trois mois à cause de la pandémie, avaient fait le tour du monde à leur réouverture le 10 juin, marquant l'espoir d'un retour à la « normalité ».

Mais mercredi, cet Etat très touristique a enregistré un nouveau pic de nouvelles infections (5 508). Le gouverneur de Floride a par ailleurs déploré la « véritable explosion de nouveaux cas chez les plus jeunes »: l’âge moyen des personnes infectées est de 33 ans, contre 65 il y a deux mois.« Les gens ne comprennent pas le sens d’exponentiel, cela signifie que si on part de 7 000 cas aujourd’hui au Texas, on pourrait en avoir 14 000 dans quatre jours. On est très en retard », déplore Barry Bloom, professeur de santé publique à Harvard.

La Californie a également franchi mercredi un nouveau seuil, pour le troisième jour consécutif, avec plus de 7 100 nouveaux cas recensés sur près de 200 000 au total. Son voisin, l'Arizona, a également atteint un nouveau record mardi. Plus de huit lits sur dix en soins intensifs étaient occupés en début de semaine (84%) et le nombre de cas a été multiplié par quatre depuis la levée du confinement le 15 mai. Les Etats, majoritairement républicains, qui ont levé les mesures de confinement le plus tôt sont les plus touchés par ce rebond de l'épidémie.

Certains Etats ont réagi rapidement pour endiguer la propagation. Ainsi le gouverneur du Texas a annoncé mettre en pause le déconfinement. De leur côté, New York, le New Jersey et le Connecticut ont décrété mercredi la mise en quarantaine des personnes en provenance des États où la pandémie s'accélère.La ville de Miami, ainsi qu'une dizaine d'autres villes de Floride, ont rendu le port du masque obligatoire depuis mardi. Orlando, Tampa et les îles des Keys (au sud de Miami) avaient déjà pris cette mesure la semaine dernière. En Californie, le port du masque est désormais devenu obligatoire en public dans tout l'Etat. La réouverture de Disneyland, à Anaheim, envisagée le 17 juillet, a été repoussée.

Alors que tous les experts sonnent l’alarme, Donald Trump, lui, reste persuadé que les chiffres actuels sont dus à la hausse des dépistages...




Kelly Donaldson pour DayNewsWorld
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 GEL DES CARTES VERTES ET DES VISAS DE TRAVAIL

 AUX ETATS-UNIS JUSQU'EN 2020

Donald Trump vient de prendre une énième décision au nom de la lutte contre le chômage. En campagne pour sa réélection le 3 novembre, le président américain a décidé, lundi 22 juin, de donner un nouveau tour de vis migratoire avec le gel des cartes vertes et de certains visas de travail jusqu’en 2021.

Confronté à la destruction brutale de millions d’emplois en raison des mesures de confinement, le président républicain avait décidé il y a deux mois de suspendre pour soixante jours la délivrance des Green Cards, qui offrent un statut de résident permanent aux Etats-Unis, sans toucher aux visas de travail temporaires.

Au moins 525.000 étrangers bloqués

Un nouveau décret, qu’il a signé lundi 22 juin après-midi, prolonge cette « pause » jusqu’au 31 décembre et inclura cette fois plusieurs types de visas de travail, dont les H1B, très utilisés dans le secteur des hautes technologies, les visas H2B, réservés aux travailleurs peu qualifiés (avec une exception pour les employés de l’industrie alimentaire), les visas J, utilisés pour les étudiants-chercheurs, ou les visas de transfert inter-compagnies, qui servent pour certains contrats expatriés.

Selon un haut responsable, cette « pause » devrait empêcher au moins 525 000 étrangers d’entrer aux Etats-Unis et réserver leurs emplois à des Américains. « La priorité du président, c’est de remettre les Américains au travail », a-t-il justifié. Aux Etats-Unis, le taux de chômage a bondi en mai et concerne 13,3 % de la population active, alors qu’il n’en concernait que 3,5 % en février, en raison des mesures de confinement prises pour lutter contre la pandémie due au nouveau coronavirus.

Cette dégradation du marché de l’emploi, la crise sanitaire, ainsi que des manifestations monstres contre les violences policières compliquent la campagne de Donald Trump, à la peine dans les sondages face à son rival démocrate, Joe Biden.

Après un meeting décevant dans l’Oklahoma ce week-end, il espère rebondir en utilisant les ressorts de sa campagne victorieuse de 2016 : la lutte contre l’immigration illégale. Il se rendra mardi à Yuma, dans l’Arizona, pour marquer l’achèvement de « 200 miles » (320 kilomètres) du mur qu’il avait promis d’ériger à la frontière avec le Mexique.

La fin de la loterie ?

En parallèle, il entend réformer le système d’immigration légale, pour attirer les étrangers les plus qualifiés. Au-delà du gel des visas annoncés ce lundi, il a ordonné à son administration de réfléchir à une réforme des visas H1B pour qu’en 2021 ils soient attribués aux étrangers à qui les plus hauts salaires ont été promis, et non plus par loterie.

Une décision fustigée par l’ACLU

Ces annonces ont immédiatement suscité des réactions . Le sénateur républicain Ted Cruz, un proche du président, a salué un « acte important ». « Alors que nous travaillons pour vaincre le coronavirus et remettre notre économie sur pied, nous devons nous concentrer sur les vies et les emplois des Américains », a-t-il tweeté.

« Ce n’est ni une réponse à la pandémie, ni une réponse économique », a au contraire jugé Andrea Flores, de la puissante association de défense des droits civiques ACLU, pour qui « il s’agit d’une instrumentalisation de la pandémie (…) pour remodeler nos lois migratoires sans passer par le Congrès ».

Fait inhabituel, le sénateur républicain de Caroline du Sud, Lindsay Graham, d’ordinaire un fervent soutien de Donald Trump, a lui aussi critiqué cette décision en estimant qu’elle constituera « un frein pour notre reprise économique ».

« Ceux qui pensent que l’immigration légale, et particulièrement les visas de travail, nuit au travailleur américain ne comprennent pas l’économie américaine. »




Emily Jackson pour DayNewsWorld
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LE BRULOT DE JOHN BOLTON

CONTRE DONALD TRUMP

C'est ce mardi 23 juin 2020 que les mémoires de John Bolton doivent être publiées. Intitulé « The Room Where it Happened » (« La pièce où cela s’est passé »), le livre de John Bolton raconte les 17 mois qu’il a passés comme conseiller à la sécurité nationale auprès de Donald Trump à la Maison blanche en 2018-2019. John Bolton règle ses comptes.

Ce faucon républicain, partisan de l’usage de la force contre l’Iran et hostile aux organisations multilatérales, y dresse le portrait d'un président ignorant et prêt à tout tant que cela sert ses intérêts.

Et aussi d’un candidat prêt à tout pour se faire réélire en novembre prochain, quitte à demander un coup de pouce de la Chine, adversaire stratégique des Etats-Unis, et mettre donc en danger la sacro-sainte sécurité nationale. « Je ne pense pas qu'il soit apte à la fonction », a résumé l'auteur dans une interview à ABC.

C'est sans succès que la Maison Blanche a tenté de faire bloquer la sortie du livre par voie de justice, le juge Lamberth ayant rejeté la requête et souligné que le livre avait déjà largement circulé et qu’il était désormais « un secret de Polichinelle ».

Un président ignorant en géopolitique

Dans les bonnes feuilles publiées par la presse américaine, l’ex-diplomate,  brocarde un président « erratique », « impulsif » et « incroyablement mal informé » qui demande si la Finlande « est une sorte de satellite de la Russie » et ignore que le Royaume-Uni est une puissance nucléaire. Alors que les Etats-Unis négociaient pour obtenir la paix entre le gouvernement afghan et les talibans, de manière à retirer leurs troupes militaires, Donald Trump aurait eu également beaucoup de mal à ne pas confondre le président actuel des anciens dirigeants du pays. Tout au long de ce brûlot le président des Etats-Unis est ainsi décrit comme faisant preuve d’ignorance sur les questions de géopolitique qu’il devait traiter.

Utilisation du meurtre de Jamal Khashoggi pour détourner l'attention

Le 20 novembre 2018, la presse commençait à révéler des informations selon lesquelles Ivanka Trump aurait utilisé son mail personnel pour des affaires gouvernementales. Un dossier qui n'est pas sans rappeler les e-mails d'Hillary Clinton, qui avait été accusée de faits semblables en 2016, ce qui avait pesé dans sa défaite. Le même jour, le président américain a défendu le prince Mohammed Ben Salmane, qui était inquiété dans le meurtre du journaliste Jamal Khashoggi, en disant que «le monde est un endroit dangereux». Une déclaration qui avait fait les gros titres, ce qui était tout sauf un hasard selon John Bolton. Il accuse Donald Trump d'avoir agi de la sorte pour détourner l'attention sur l'affaire embarrassante autour de sa fille, ce qui a plutôt fonctionné à l'époque.

Une admiration pour les autocrates

Donald Trump est dépeint comme un homme admirant  les autocrates. Ce qui se serait directement traduit dans la réalité par certaines faveurs accordées sortant de son rôle de président des Etats-Unis, comme lorsqu'il aurait levé les sanctions contre ZTE, groupe de télécoms chinois, afin de négocier un accord commercial avec Pékin. John Bolton accuse également Donald Trump d'avoir remplacé le procureur de Manhattan, nommé par Barack Obama, afin que son successeur annule les charges contre une banque turque, Halkbank, sur demande de Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Sa relation avec le leader nord-coréen serait également empreinte de la même admiration. Le président Trump ne tarit pas de louanges sur les lettres que Kim lui a envoyées. Pour l'ex-conseiller, « ces lettres sont écrites par un fonctionnaire du bureau d’agitation du Parti du Travail de Corée du Nord. Et pourtant, le président les a regardées comme une preuve de cette profonde amitié. Même s’il s’agissait d’une relation personnelle profonde. Cela ne change rien au fait que Kim Jong Un n’abandonnera jamais son programme d’armes nucléaires. », s'agace John Bolton.

Pas une décision sans arrière-pensée électorale

John Bolton a également déclaré que l’utilisation des négociations avec les nations étrangères pour son propre bénéfice faisait partie d’un schéma des relations de Trump avec les nations étrangères.

Selon John Bolton, le président Trump voulait que l’Ukraine enquête sur le candidat démocrate à la présidence Joe Biden en échange de la fourniture d’une aide à la sécurité qui avait été approuvée par le Congrès. « « Il voulait une enquête sur Joe Biden en échange de la fourniture de l’assistance à la sécurité qui faisait partie de la législation du Congrès adoptée plusieurs années auparavant. » . Une enquête propre à salir son rival de la présidentielle de 2020.

Donald Trump aurait également demander à son homologue chinois Xi Jinping, en marge du sommet du G20 à Osaka, de peser sur sa campagne électorale en augmentant les achats chinois de blé et de soja aux agriculteurs du Midwest, un électorat clé pour le milliardaire républicain. « Faites en sorte que je gagne » aurait-il lancé. Il faut dire que la Chine avait boycotté un temps les produits agricoles américains pendant la guerre commerciale, ce qui a nui tant à l'économie qu'à Donald Trump. Outre cette demande, le milliardaire aurait également profité de l'occasion pour féliciter le président chinois pour les camps de concentration des Ouïghours, minorité musulmane persécutée dans le pays. «Trump a dit que Xi devrait continuer à construire les camps, car il pensait que c'était exactement ce qu'il fallait faire», a écrit John Bolton.»

Drôle de contraste avec l’équipe de campagne du président qui a déjà dépensé des millions de dollars en publicité télévisée, sur le thème de la fermeté du locataire de la Maison-Blanche face à la Chine. « Tout au long de mon passage à la Maison-Blanche, Trump a voulu faire ce qu’il voulait faire, sur la base de ce qu’il considérait comme son intérêt personnel » conclut John Bolton « J’ai du mal à identifier une décision importante qui ait été motivée par autre chose que sa réélection ».

Pour M. Bolton, M. Trump n’est pas qualifié pour l’emploi de président. « J’espère que (l’histoire) se souviendra de lui comme un président d’un seul mandat qui n’a pas irrémédiablement plongé le pays dans une spirale descendante sans précédent. Nous pouvons nous remettre d’un seul mandat », a-t-il dit.

La question est de savoir si ces révélations, émanant d’un Républicain pur et dur, peuvent avoir un impact sur les électeurs. Sans doute pas, parmi le noyau dur des inconditionnels supporteurs de Donald Trump.

En revanche, le livre de Bolton pourrait bien accélérer la « fatigue de Trump », chez les électeurs indépendants et républicains modérés qui ont voté pour lui en 2016, dans des États clés comme le Michigan, le Wisconsin, la Pennsylvanie, la Caroline du Nord et l’Arizona.




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K-POP FANS SWEET DONALD TRUMP ELECTORAL MEETING

Donald Trump renewed Saturday evening June 20, 2020 with the electoral meetings in Tulsa, republican stronghold of Oklahoma. But the tenant of the White House had the unpleasant surprise to discover a stadium not even half full. A city fire official told Forbes magazine that only 6,200 of the 19,000 spaces were occupied. The esplanade on which a giant screen had been installed, two steps from the room, was completely deserted.

A disappointment for Donald Trump when on June 15, on Twitter, the head of state declared that "a million people" had applied for a ticket to his meeting.

Donald Trump, put this setback on the account of "bad people" doing "bad things" who had gathered nearby to protest against police violence, ignoring the deterrent effect that the epidemic could have played from Covid-1.

This Sunday, the reasons for this fiasco begin to become clear. K-Pop fans and TikTok social media users claim a successful coordinated digital attack. After Donald Trump's campaign team posts tickets for the Tulsa meeting, fan accounts from K-pops began to encourage their subscribers to register for the meeting and not attend.

It would therefore seem that the Republican candidate was partially trapped by thousands of Internet users.

"In reality, teens on the TikTok network played you by flooding Trump's campaign with fake ticket reservations to make you believe that a million people wanted to see your white supremacist and force you to reserve a stadium during the COVID ”, laughed the famous democratic deputy Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Anti-racist activists were not surprisingly particularly active in this campaign.

Trump's meeting during the commemoration of the end of slavery, and in a city still marked by one of the worst racial massacres in American history, has drawn much criticism.

“The Twitter of K-pop fans and Alt TikTok [a fringe of TikTok claiming to be more artistic than ordinary users, Editor's note] have a good alliance and information circulates very quickly between them. They know all the algorithms and how they can boost videos to achieve their goals, "said YouTuber Elijah Daniels, who himself participated in the anti-Trump campaign, to the New York Times.

It would not be the first time that these communities, very committed alongside the Black Lives Matter, have attacked President Donald Trump.

During the month of June, they helped to make invisible hashtags presenting themselves as alternatives to #BlackLivesMatter (the life of blacks counts) like #WhiteLivesMatters (the life of whites matters) or #MAGA (Make America great again, the slogan from Trump). To do this, they shared in mass memes and other images that had absolutely nothing to do with these hashtags, in order to drown the publications.

As Michelle Cho, a teacher-researcher at the University of Toronto in Canada, notes, this audience seems particularly sensitive to this type of theme.

"K-pop fan groups are mainly made up of non-white people, considerably queer, and very present on social networks," she wrote on Twitter.

Barely in the polls behind Joe Biden, the Democratic candidate will have to find another solution to breathe new life into his campaign.



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THE FUNERAL OF GEORGE FLOYD TO HOUSTON

T he funeral of this African American killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis, takes place in Houston, Texas. The victim now embodies the victims of racism and police violence in the United States. The city of Houston, Texas, buried George Floyd on Tuesday. The ceremony follows a shower of tributes for the man who now embodies the victims of racism and police violence in the United States around the world.

"It's time to celebrate her life," said Pastor Mia Wright in the crowded Fountain of Praise Church as she opened the funeral ceremony. "We may cry, grieve, but we will find comfort and hope."

Relatives of George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American who was killed by a white policeman a fortnight ago in Minneapolis (north), hugged each other in front of his open coffin, while a gospel group sang abducted songs. On the other hand, silence was imposed when the coffin arrived, for which the police formed a guard of honor. "Police brutality"

The police have been on the dock since his death on May 25, in circumstances that continue to freeze America: pressed to the ground, handcuffed, George Floyd was asphyxiated by a white agent who remained kneeling on his neck for almost nine minutes.

Video of the scene, which has gone viral, has pushed Americans to take to the streets by the thousands to demand an end to “police brutality” and racial discrimination, in protests of unprecedented scale since the civil rights movement for years 1960.

A global problem

From Europe to Australia, the movement of anger has spread to several continents. "Racism is not just an American problem, but a global problem," said family lawyer Benjamin Crump. "It is all together that we will defeat him," he launched Monday after the last public tribute to George Floyd. More than 6000 people had paraded all day in front of his coffin exposed in the church, to a prayer or say a last word to him, fist raised.

Tuesday's ceremony was reserved for 500 guests, relatives, some personalities such as actor Jamie Foxx or boxer Floyd Mayweather, as well as elected officials, all asked to wear a mask because of the new coronavirus.

"We want the family to know that they are not alone," said Democrat parliamentarian Al Green upon arrival, hoping that the outburst would have a lasting "impact". George Floyd must then be buried alongside his mother Larcenia who died in 2018. Deposit of a million

Become the face of police brutality, the 44-year-old agent appeared on Monday for the first time in court by video from the high security prison in which he is detained. During the hearing, the judge fixed the amount of her release bond at $1 million, subject to certain conditions.

It took four days for him to be arrested and charged, initially with manslaughter. His three colleagues involved in the tragedy were not then worried.

This apparent leniency of justice had stirred anger and, by the last weekend in May, the protests had escalated into violence, with clashes and nightly looting in several cities across the country.

Since then, the charge against the police has been reclassified as "murder", a crime punishable by 40 years in prison. His three colleagues were arrested and charged with aiding and abetting, and their appeals were heard by Minneapolis City Council, which intends to dismantle municipal police to put everything back on track. In Congress, nearly 200 elected officials, the majority of them Democrats, introduced legislation to end the broad immunity enjoyed by police officers.

Reforms

But peaceful protests continue: tens of thousands of black and white people marched again this weekend, holding up "Black Lives Matter" signs and calling for substantive force reforms order.

Their appeals have been heard by Minneapolis City Council, which intends to dismantle municipal police to put everything back on track. In Congress, nearly 200 elected officials, the majority of them Democrats, introduced legislation to end the broad immunity enjoyed by police officers.

President Donald Trump continues to want to display in the eyes of his electoral base the same firmness as since the beginning of the movement. "We are not going to cut police funds, we are not going to dismantle the police," he said.




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TOWARDS THE DISMANTLING OF THE POLICE

MINNEAPOLIS ?

The authorities of the American city where a black man was killed by a police officer intend to completely reorganize the police force. The police of Minneapolis "dismantled": the authorities of this American city announced a shock measure two weeks after the death of a black man during his arrest by a white police officer, who is to appear on Monday for the first time in court, charged with murder.

Thousands of people demonstrated this weekend in the United States and around the world against racism. Without these historic gatherings degenerating into riots and looting as was the case in the days following the tragedy in several American cities, which had to implement curfews. The Belgian police nevertheless arrested 150 people implicated in acts of vandalism Sunday evening in Brussels at the end of a rally in which nearly 10,000 people participated.

From Bristol to Budapest via Madrid and Rome, tens of thousands of Europeans joined the protests sparked by the death on May 25 of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man.

A video filmed by a passer-by shows a white policeman, Derek Chauvin, keeping his knee for almost nine minutes on the neck of the victim, who is flattened on the ground and complains that he cannot breathe.

In Rome, an unforeseen demonstration gathered in the vast Piazza del Popolo thousands of young people who knelt in silence, fist raised, for nine minutes.

Demonstrators in Madrid also knelt down with their fists, a protest against police brutality against blacks initiated in 2016 by the American football player Colin Kaerpernick.

Policeman before the judge

Derek Chauvin was initially charged with manslaughter but this chief was reclassified on June 4 as murder, punishable by forty years in prison. He is scheduled to appear in court for the first time on Monday. The three accompanying police officers, who were not immediately prosecuted , were eventually charged with complicity and taken into custody.

These lawsuits were at the heart of the protesters' demands, but they did not end the mobilization which has even since gone global.

Last consequence to date: the police of Minneapolis, in Minnesota, will disappear in its current form. So decided on Sunday its city council.

"We are committed to dismantling the police service as we know it in the city of Minneapolis and to rebuilding with our people a new model of public safety that truly ensures the safety of our people," said Lisa Bender, President of city ​​council, on CNN.

She said she intended to transfer funds allocated from the police budget to population-based projects. The city council also intends to examine how to replace the current police, she added.

"The idea of ​​not having a police force is certainly not a short-term project," she said.

According to city councilor Alondra Cano, the council concluded that the city police were "not reformable and that we were going to end the current law enforcement system".

But the city mayor Jacob Frey had made known before the council's vote that he was not in favor of this dismantling, saying that he preferred a "major structural reform for the overhaul of this structurally racist system".

As a result, the city council's promise may take time to materialize.




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JOE BIDEN ENSURES TO BE THE DEMOCRATE CANDIDATE FACING DONALD TRUMP

It 's no surprise, but Joe Biden has announced that he has enough delegates to confirm his nomination as Democrat candidate for a duel with Republican President Donald Trump in the November presidential election in the States -United.

"Tonight, we are assured of the 1,991 delegates needed to win the Democratic nomination," the former vice president tweeted on Saturday June 6.

Folks, tonight we secured the 1,991 delegates needed to win the Democratic nomination. I'm going to spend every day fighting to earn your vote so that, together, we can win the battle for the soul of this nation. https://t.co/sl3wFGabpg

- Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) June 6, 2020

"I will devote every day to fighting for your votes so that together we can win the battle for the soul of our country," he writes again. The announcement comes as the Democratic Party continues to count a series of Democratic primaries held on Tuesday. Joe Biden was already regarded as the presumed candidate after the rallying in April to his candidacy of the champion of the left of the party, Bernie Sanders.

Biden denounces "institutional racism"

Vice President Barack Obama for eight years, Joe Biden is very popular with black Americans, a key electorate for any Democrat hoping to win the American presidency, especially in this period marked by the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black American. , after being arrested by a police officer, who sparked anti-racism protests across the country.

“The country demands loud and clear leadership. Leadership capable of bringing us together. Leadership that can bring us together, ”he wrote on the Medium platform. Joe Biden has multiplied the declarations, repeatedly denouncing "institutional racism" and promising to attack it in his first 100 days of power if he defeated outgoing Republican President Trump on November 3.

During a meeting with black religious and political leaders organized last Sunday, the former Obama vice president had denounced the presidency of Donald Trump and the problems of racism and inequality that plague the United States. "The bandage was torn off by this pandemic and this president," he said. Several participants in the meeting urged him to choose a running mate who would become the first black vice-president if he won in November. He reiterated to them that "several African American candidates" were on his list.

Joe Biden did not escape criticism from the black community. Like when he told a radio host in May that he was "not black" if he was thinking of voting for Donald Trump. Joe Biden quickly apologized.

A big lead in polls

The race for the Democratic nomination had started badly for Joe Biden against Bernie Sanders but he had regained the advantage at the end of February thanks to a primary in South Carolina.

An average of the national polls established by the RealClearPolitics site (in English) currently attributes to Joe Biden a lead of 7.1 points on Donald Trump for the election.




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MILITARIES TAKE THEIR DISTANCE

WITH DONALD TRUMP

Donald Trump, who suggested, as "president of law and order", to resort to the army in the face of numerous anti-racist demonstrations after the death of George Floyd, was publicly disapproved by the military. His own defense minister Mark Esper publicly declared on Wednesday against the deployment of the American army on the territory. "I am not in favor of declaring a state of insurrection" which would allow the American president Donald Trump to deploy active soldiers to US citizens, rather than National Guard reservists, said Esper during a press conference.

“The option of using active soldiers should only be used as a last resort and in the most urgent and dramatic situations. We are not in these kinds of situations today, "added Esper. On the same day, Esper's predecessor at the Pentagon, General James Mattis, delivered in a column published by The Atlantic magazine, l 'one of the most scathing criticisms of the president by a former important member of his administration. “Donald Trump is the first president in my life who does not try to unite the American people; he doesn't even pretend to try. Instead, he's trying to divide us, ”wrote Mattis.

“We are witnessing the consequences of three years of these deliberate efforts. . We are witnessing the consequences of three years without a responsible government, ”he continued. “When I joined the military, fifty years ago, I swore to defend the Constitution.

I never imagined that soldiers who took the same oath would one day be ordered to violate the constitutional rights of their fellow citizens "-" We should only use our armed forces on our territory on very rare occasions , and at the request of the governors, also said Mattis.

The militarization of our response, as we saw in Washington, DC, results in a conflict - a false conflict - between civil and military society. Maintaining public order is the responsibility of civil authorities, governors and local elected officials who best understand and account for their communities. ”

The army sling is an unexpected development for Donald Trump. That of Esper indicates that even the most loyal members of his government are not ready to follow him blindly.



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EVENTS IN THE UNITED STATES A TURNING POINT IN THE PRESIDENTIAL

Anger spreads in the United States from Minneapolis to Los Angeles via Washington, a week after the death of George Floyd, a black man, a new victim of police violence.

In the aftermath of a sixth night of troubles marked by scenes of chaos in front of the White House, Donald Trump, with a laconic tweet, "NOVEMBER 3", displayed his central concern: the presidential election. Through this crisis, each political camp knows that a turning point in the presidential election can be played.

Donald Trump claims to be "president of law and order"

On social media, Donald Trump calls on Democrats to toughen up against "anarchists" and "radical leftists". In a telephone conversation with the governors, extracts from which were published by the American media, he appealed for the utmost firmness: "If you do not dominate, you are wasting your time. They will overtake you, you will pass for a bunch of morons, "he said.

And he attacked his democratic opponent Joe Biden, claiming that his relatives were members of the "radical left" who are trying to "get the anarchists out of prison, and probably more."

Monday evening during a brief intervention in the gardens of the White House, the former real estate tycoon clearly assumed the role of the strong man by announcing the deployment of "thousands of heavily armed soldiers" and police in Washington , judging that the disturbances of the previous day in the federal capital were "a shame".

The peaceful crowd gathered in front of the White House on Monday June 1 was bluntly dispersed a few minutes earlier by police using tear gas. The goal was to clear the field to St. John's Church, an iconic building nearby that was damaged on Sunday evening. The president went there on foot, surrounded by members of his cabinet, crossing Lafayette Square on foot, then the adjoining street, to stop in front of the Episcopalian Church of Saint John. "The Presidents' Church". He was photographed there, a bible in hand. Donald Trump wanted to stage “the president of law and order”, as he had defined himself a fewmoments earlier, inspired by the formula of the Republican candidate, Richard Nixon, during the troubles of 1968.

Joe Biden in a delicate position

For his part, the Democratic candidate for the White House Joe Biden accused this Monday June 1, US President Donald Trump of using the army "against the Americans" and tear gas against "peaceful demonstrators" for a communication operation .

Joe Biden also met with representatives of the black community and promised the creation of a police oversight commission within the first 100 days of his mandate, if he is elected president next November.

If Joe Biden, methodically stood out from Donald Trump, Monday, June 1, the Democratic candidate is however in a delicate position. If he has shown great empathy towards the black community by denouncing the death of George Floyd and the “institutional racism” which he claims is eating away at the United States, he should not be too identified with black rioters by his white electorate . That is why he also called for calm and condemned the violence.

Barack Obama, support of his former vice-president, published a text in which he certainly denounces the violent acts "which put innocent people in danger", but also calls to avoid short cuts. "The overwhelming majority of protesters were peaceful, courageous, responsible and inspirational," he wrote.

"They deserve our respect and our support, not our condemnation," he added in a clear allusion to his republican successor, who he was careful not to name.




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USA KISSES AFTER DEATH OF

GEORGE FLOYD KILLED BY A POLICE OFFICER

A few days after the death on Monday of an American black man suffocated under the knee of a white policeman, the United States is again on fire, protesting against police violence of a racist nature.

For the fourth consecutive night, thousands of Americans demonstrated, torching cars and shops and beating the police with stones.

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz mobilized the National Guard on Thursday afternoon and declared a state of emergency. Five hundred National Guard soldiers were on work Friday to restore calm. The men "will offer support to the civilian authorities, as long as they are asked, to ensure the safety of people and property," said a military statement.

Protests spread to other U.S. cities on Thursday evening, including New York, Denver, Albuquerque and Portland, Oregon, after rallies were held the previous day in Los Angeles and Memphis.

The arrest was filmed

George Floyd, 46, was arrested Monday night around 8 p.m. on a busy street in central Minneapolis. The police, alerted by a merchant who reports a concealment of counterfeit money, calls Floyd while he is in his car, parked along the sidewalk. Surveillance cameras show him being handcuffed without resisting. A small crowd forms. A passerby films a video, where we see Floyd, hands tied behind his back, pressed to the ground against the wheel of his vehicle. One of the policemen keeps his knee on his neck, which is heavy with his weight. George Floyd, his face pressed against the asphalt, groans, and repeats: "I can't breathe, I'm going to die". Spectators ask the police to let him breathe. When the policeman takes off his knee, Floyd lies inanimate.He was transported by ambulance to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

White police say Floyd resisted arrest, not mentioning that they kept him on the ground for long minutes, but new footage captured by cameras at the restaurant he was arrested in front of, seem to dismiss this thesis. They show George Floyd with hands cuffed behind his back, offering no resistance.

The video, posted on social media, has since gone viral, and has sparked protests across the United States.

The four police officers involved in the violent arrest of George Floyd were sacked on Tuesday, but released after an investigation was launched by the FBI, the federal police in the United States. Derek Chauvin, the one who pressed his knee against George Floyd's neck, had been the subject of eighteen complaints, only two of which resulted in sanctions, in this case letters of reprimand. Another police officer had also been the subject of complaints, in particular for excessive use of force. "We will fully cooperate with the investigation," assured Medaria Arradondo, the chief of police of Minneapolis.

The Black Lives Matter movement

The deaths of George Floyd are also reminiscent of the deaths of Eric Garner, a black man asphyxiated during his arrest by white police in New York, in 2014.

The case had notably contributed to the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement. Other similar deaths (Michael Brown in Ferguson, Tamir Rice in Cleveland Ohio, or Stephon Clarke in Sacramento ) had caused riots in the country and prompted New York and Los Angeles police to ban controversial immobilization methods , like the ventral tackle.

On social networks, thousands of Internet users have talked about the death of George Floyd using the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. Some have relayed prominent messages from this movement, such as a video, originally published in 2016, where several celebrities, such as Beyoncé or Rihanna, list "23 ways in which you could be killed if you are black in the United States. United ".

A global shock wave

Several media figures have also reacted to this affair, especially in the world of sport. Former American football star Colin Kaepernick, who kneeled on the ground during the 2016 American anthem to protest racism and police violence, supported the protesters. "When civility leads to death, revolt is the only logical reaction," he said on his Twitter account. "That's why," wrote basketball star LeBron James, in a photo montage juxtaposing the white policeman with his knee on the neck of George Floyd and Colin Kaepernick.

Within the political class, the former American vice-president and democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden castigated "a tragic reminder (...) which is part of a cycle of systematic injustice which still exists in our country " Donald Trump, who "was outraged when he saw the video," said his spokesman, meanwhile, "wants justice to be done."

The shock wave caused by the death of George Floyd is now spreading within the international community.

"It is the latest in a long line of murders of unarmed African-Americans committed by American police officers and vigilantes," the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights condemned on Wednesday. man, Michelle Bachelet, who calls to stop the "murders" of African Americans by the police.



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"THE OBAMAGATE" OR THE COUNTER-ATTACK

BY DONALD TRUMP

For several days, the Covid-19 epidemic has passed into the background of Donald Trump's concerns. The President of the United States has been unleashed on Twitter for a week against his predecessor Barack Obama by accusing him of trying to put down his presidential mandate.

The term "Obamagate" first appeared on Sunday, May 10, 2020 on Donald Trump's Twitter account.

A gigantic "Obamagate" which would be nothing less than "the greatest political crime in the history of the United States".

If he keeps mentioning Obamagate in his tweets, Donald Trump has never seen fit to specify what he was referring to.

Questioned Monday May 11 by Philip Rucker, Washington Post reporter, on the precise meaning of "Obamagate", the president was enigmatic:

“It started before I was elected. It's a shame that it happened. If you look at what's going on, and all the information that has come out, from what I understand, this is just the start. Horrendous stuff has happened, and we shouldn't accept it happening again.

You will see in the coming weeks. " And to continue its momentum. "The Obamagate will pass Watergate (scandal which had pushed the president of the time, Richard Nixon, to resign, Editor's note) for something of nothing at all".

According to The Independent, Obamagate is actually a catch-all term that groups together several conspiracy theories that Barack Obama and his administration, including Joe Biden, the 2020 presidential candidate, have attempted to destabilize the presidency of Donald Trump.

Michael Flynn and the Russian Ambassador

The Obamagate, brandished by Donald Trump in recent days, is actually linked to Michael Flynn, the former National Security Advisor to Donald Trump. He had to leave his post after three weeks of exercise accused of having concealed contacts with the Russian ambassador Serge Kislyak, at the end of 2016.

The United States Department of Justice has decided to drop all charges against Michael Flynn. "He was innocent. He was targeted just to knock me down, "said Donald Trump, referring to a" conspiracy. " Donald Trump accuses Barack Obama and his administration, including Joe Biden, of having spent the last weeks of his mandate to investigate Michael Flynn and of having "illegally used government services" to harm him.

The Obamagate is in short a response to Barack Obama who had, without quoting his successor, described his response to the pandemic as "absolute chaotic disaster", and warned that "the rule of law" was at stake in the attempt to set aside Michael Flynn's conviction.

A campaign theme.

Relayed initially by ultra-conservative websites, the "Obamagate" is fast becoming a central theme of the president's campaign six months before the presidential election.

With several objectives.

First, make a diversion by diverting media attention from the management of a health crisis which has so far killed more than 85,000, coupled with an economic crisis with more than 36 million unemployed in the past eight weeks

. Next, put the alleged Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, and the hugely popular Barack Obama, who is called to play the number one supporter, on the defensive.

Finally, rewrite the history of the Russian investigation, turning into martyr Michael Flynn, the short-lived national security advisor to Donald Trump.

Faced with these accusations Barack Obama reacted on Twitter with a simple "vote".



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ANTI-CONTAINMENT EVENTS IN THE UNITED STATES

A COUNTRY WEAPON FOR PRO TRUMP ?

The protests against the containment are increasing in the United States. Since the first anti-containment demonstration on April 15 in Michigan, thirteen American states - both Democrats and Republicans - have experienced similar movements. Anti-containment were more than 2,500 in Olympia, capital of Washington state, and hundreds in Denver, Colorado, Sunday, April 19 to defy the bans on assembling in defiance of their governor's order the State imposing to maintain a social distance of at least 1.80 m to prevent the spread of the virus.

The defense of individual freedoms or the avant-garde of a new Tea-party ?

In the name of defending individual freedom - "the freedom to catch the coronavirus", as summed up by the New York Times columnist Charlie Warzel -, more than a thousand demonstrators gathered on April 20 in Harrisburg , the capital of Pennsylvania. Several hundred of them were massed on the steps of the Capitol. Among the banners: "Communism kills more than the Covid-19". Or "Jesus is my vaccine".

These activists protested against what they perceived as government impediments to their fundamental freedoms.

"It is fundamentally a constitutional question: these demonstrations refer to the American report on containment and illustrate the reluctance of some to give up their freedom to come and go to protect the most fragile, those who are most threatened by the spread of the virus “, Assures Jean-Éric Branaa, specialist of the United States at the university Paris 2. According to him, these gatherings are a manifestation of the frenzied individualism of a part of the Americans.

Also, a Kansas court ruled it illegal for the governor of the state to ban gatherings of more than ten people in places of worship on the grounds that this restriction violated everyone's religious freedom.

The demonstrations against containment measures in several American states thus recall the beginnings of the libertarian movement and of the radical right-wing Tea-Party of the 2010s. The supporters of the Tea Party had thus erected the Obamacare as the symbol of the State encroaching on their individual freedoms, seeking to impose on them a mode of health insurance.

Above all economic reasons

If these gatherings seem to bring together many supporters of fundamental freedoms, it is also because their motivations for some are above all economic. For the latter "the freedom to return to work" is essential.

In Annapolis, capital of Maryland, the slogans of the demonstrators, who remained in their car in front of the Parliament, denounced in particular the "economic collapse" precipitated by the cessation of all non "essential" activities. "Poverty also kills" could be read on placards. Such demonstrations have also taken place in Columbus (Ohio), San Diego (California) or in Indiana, Nevada and Wisconsin, according to local media. Protesters everywhere waved such slogans. Confinement has exploded the number of unemployed across the country and deprived many people of all income. In just one month, 22 million Americans became unemployed.

Whether for reasons of individual freedom and / or economic need, these demonstrations were therefore not initially marked politically.

As Jean-Éric Branaa noted, "at the beginning, the demonstrations weren't pro-Trump, it just happens that most of the people who participate in them also belong to the president's base electorate", he assured.

Anti-containment, Donald Trump's new campaign weapon

If the anti-containment movement was not launched to defend Trump's policy, Donald Trump intends to ride the wave of this nascent discontent. The American president hastened to support these demonstrations with a series of tweets calling for "liberating" in particular Michigan, Virginia and Minnesota from the supposed yoke of their governors who would oppose a return to life normal.

In the giant Michigan or Idaho demonstration, Donald Trump's allies were squarely maneuvering, proTrump signs were omnipresent.

Although the United States has become the first global focus of the epidemic with 42,094 deaths from the coronavirus, Donald Trump does not hide his haste to reopen the country marked by 22 million more unemployed in less than a month.

"He presents himself as one who wants to liberate the country by putting it back to work, while the governors prevent it," summarizes the political scientist Jean-Éric Branaa. With the November 2020 election in sight.

Not sure that this strategy pays off: according to a Pew Research Center poll dated April 16, 66% of Americans are rather worried about the containment being lifted "too soon", despite the economic consequences.



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PRIMARY DEMOCRATE

SENATOR JOE BIDEN THROWS DOWN

The independent senator from Vermont, widely outdistanced by Joe Biden in the Democratic nomination contest for the presidential election, announced his withdrawal on Wednesday April 8.

"Senator Bernie Sanders announced on Wednesday with his entire team that he was suspending his campaign to become president," his campaign team wrote in the statement.

"The campaign ends, the struggle continues," he adds. Bernie Sanders spoke of a painful and difficult decision, but admitted that with 300 delegates behind his competitor, he had no chance of winning the race.

"I cannot, in good conscience, continue to wage a campaign that cannot win and that would interfere with the important work that is required of us at this difficult hour," he added in an allusion to the crisis. caused by Covid-19.

Four years ago, the senator from Vermont had chosen to stay in the race to the end against the favorite Hillary Clinton, yet quickly assured of being the candidate. This stubbornness had fueled friction and thwarted the Democratic Party's rally against Donald Trump.

By throwing in the towel, the independent senator therefore leaves the victory in the Democratic primary to his direct rival Joe Biden, who should face Donald Trump during the American presidential election next November if he is officially nominated candidate by the party during the convention postponed to August due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Biden alone against Trump

Wednesday's resignation certainly has a bitter taste for the Vermont freelancer, re-elected for a new six-year term in the Senate in 2018. But Bernie Sanders has promised to "work with" Joe Biden, a "very respectable man," in order to advance its program firmly anchored to the left in the race for the White House. "Today I congratulate Joe Biden, a very respectable man, with whom I will work to advance our progressive ideas."

The senator from Vermont, however, intends to weigh with all his weight in the drafting of the Democratic platform, his defeat in the nomination contest is paradoxically accompanied by an ideological victory . Bernie Sanders has indeed had a profound influence on a Democratic Party that he has succeeded in drawing to his left on many subjects, be it the minimum wage or universal health coverage, more relevant than ever with the pandemic ravaging the United States. "We also win the generation battle," added the senator, referring to its popularity in the younger age groups. The Vermont senator claimed to have won the ideological battle.

An ideological victory with progressive ideas

This is why Bernie Sanders announced that he would remain in the running in the remaining primaries, in order to accumulate more delegates who will allow him "to exert a significant influence on the party program", which he never wanted to be a member, fueling the questions of many Democrats. “As you all know, we have never been more than a simple campaign. We are a multiracial and multigenerational popular movement that has always believed that real change never came from top to bottom, but always from bottom to top. We attacked Wall Street, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, the fossil fuel industry, the military-industrial complex, the prison industry complex and the greed of the entire elite companies. This struggle continues. As this campaign draws to a close, this is not the case with our movement, ”he said. And the former Obama vice president, Joe Biden, who recognized him, will have to take this into account: the Party is much more centrist than its young militant base. Democratic leaders will have to face this reality.

Given a favorite until the end of February, Mr. Sanders "did not manage to widen his base: he did not rally the African-American vote and did not attract enough young people either", dynamic base of his electorate, according to Politico He however imposed his campaign themes in the democratic debate, as recognized by Mr. Biden on Wednesday: socio-economic inequalities, universal health insurance, climate, free university studies…

But "he ends his campaign as in 2016: beaten by a more moderate candidate, in a party that is not yet as left as him" He can, however, "take on the role which he avoided four years ago years:

unify the party " , continues the site.




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THEODORE ROOSEVELT AIR CARRIER

KILLED BY CORONAVIRUS

The Covid-19 embarked as a stowaway on the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, one of ten carriers that make up the backbone of the U.S. Navy, and it sows discord on board by sneaking around easily and quickly .

On March 28, three cases of contamination were detected among the crew, but at the last official count on April 2, there were 93 infected out of the 1,200 soldiers who have been tested so far.

The dilemma

Orders, counter-orders, the government of the United States and the staff of the US Navy have trouble agreeing on the fate to be reserved for the nuclear aircraft carrier, which is "stranded" - in the double sense of the term! - near Guam, an unincorporated territory of the United States which has housed since July 1944 two major bases, one air and the other naval.

The virus spread quickly on board Theodore Roosevelt. A crew of 4,865 people share a limited space, with dormitories for the sailors and rooms with three berths for the officers. Only the highest ranking officers benefit from an individual cabin and can eventually confine themselves.

Realizing that this was starting to degenerate, the commander of the USS Roosevelt, Captain (Navy) Brett Crozier, had not hesitated to launch an SOS as of last Tuesday:

“We are not at war. There is no reason for sailors to die. "

But the honor of the national navy being at stake, the American Minister of Defense, Mark Esper, refusing any evacuation, immediately replied:

"We have a mission: our mission is to protect the United States and our people (...) We live in tight quarters, whether aboard an aircraft carrier, a submarine, 'a tank or a bomber is like that ! "

The evacuation finally authorized

After several days of refusal, the US Navy finally began to evacuate three quarters of the crew of the giant ship (88,000 tonnes at full load). Nearly a thousand crew members have already landed. A total of 2,700 sailors will set foot ashore on the island of Guam. The operation consists of treating sick men or women, and placing those who tested positive in quarantine, in the large naval base in the Pacific. On the other hand, the uncontaminated soldiers are accommodated in hotels.

Maintain security

Thomas Modly, however, warned: "We cannot remove all the sailors from the ship and we will not (...) This ship has weapons on board, it has ammunition, it has very expensive planes and it has a nuclear power plant. It takes a certain number of people to maintain its security. ”

And then, the United States must do everything to keep this imposing nuclear-powered aircraft carrier operational in the area, in the event of a serious crisis in the region.

It is also for the Americans to show their power, their strike force in the Pacific, where China is constantly increasing its influence.




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BILL GATES SOLUTIONS AGAINST CORONAVIRUS

This Tuesday, March 31, 2020, Bill Gates wrote an article for the Washington Post, in which he made recommendations based on expert consultations he had with his work with the Gates Foundation.

"The choices we and our leaders make now will have a huge impact on how quickly the number of cases starts to drop, how long the economy will stay at half-mast, and how many Americans will have to bury a being." expensive because of the Covid-19, ”said Billes Gate.

As of March 31, the coronavirus has infected nearly 190,000 people in the United States, and the number of deaths in the country has exceeded 4,000.

Here is the three-step solution he offers for the country:

A coherent national approach

According to Bill Gates, first, it is a question of calling for a "coherent national approach" of the containment measures which are imposed to contain the spread of the disease in the country. He called the fact that some states are not completely quarantined a "recipe for disaster".

"Because people can travel freely across state borders, so can the virus," he wrote. “The leaders of the country must be clear: containment in one place means containment everywhere. Until the number of cases begins to drop across America - which could take 10 weeks or more - no one will be able to continue as usual or relax the containment. ” "Any confusion on this point will only increase the pain and increase the chances that the virus will return and cause more deaths," he added.

Intensified testing

Microsoft co-founder has also called on the federal government to step up testing and establish a clear order of priority for who will be tested first, with top priority going to healthcare workers and first speakers

Second, it would be "very symptomatic people who are most likely to fall seriously ill and those who are likely to have been exposed," says Bill Gates.

Scientific research as a driver

The final step, he said, would be to take a "data-driven approach to developing treatments and a vaccine," urging leaders to help by "not fueling rumors or making panic purchases." .

"As we have seen this year, we still have a long way to go," he concluded in his article.

"But I still believe that if we make the right decisions now, based on science, data and the experience of medical professionals, we can save lives and get the country back to work."




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2000 BILLION RESCUE PLAN

OF DOLLARS FOR THE AMERICAN ECONOMY

"It is an investment worthy of a time of war," said Republican Senator Mitch McConnell.


The White House and the United States Senate reached on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday March 25th an "historic" agreement on a plan to revive 2,000 billion dollars (1,800 billion euros) of the world's leading economy, hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic, announced the leader of the Republican majority. "He will quickly send new resources to the front lines of the health battle waged by our country.

And it will inject trillion dollars of cash into the economy as quickly as possible, to help working American families, small businesses and industries weather the turmoil and resurface on the other side, ready to take off. ” , added Republican Senator Mitch McConnell.

The Leader of the Democratic Minority in the Senate, Chuck Schumer, also hailed the agreement reached between the two parties "on the largest bailout in American history"

This historic rescue plan will help struggling businesses and households hit by the coronavirus recession

"He will quickly send new resources to the front lines of the health battle waged by our country.

And it will inject trillion dollars of cash into the economy as quickly as possible, to help working American families, small businesses and industries weather the turmoil, "said Republican Senator Mitch McConnell in the Chamber, calling this plan an "investment worthy of a time of war".

The rescue plan provides loan guarantees to companies in difficulty, direct aid to the poorest households, an increase in unemployment insurance benefits and extensive coverage to avoid massive layoffs. The US Treasury will pay $ 1,200 to each adult and $ 500 to each child. Unemployed workers and the self-employed will receive "on average their entire wages for four months," said Chuck Schumer, the leader of the Democratic minority in the Senate.

The plan will also provide "major aid to hospitals and medical centers, invest in new treatments and vaccines so that we can defeat this virus faster and send more equipment and masks to the heroes at the front, who are putting themselves in danger to take care of their patients, "said Mitch McConnell.

In the wake of this agreement, the Tokyo Stock Exchange ended Wednesday on a new spectacular gain of more than 8%, confirming the renewed optimism of investors after several weeks of decline. The Dow Jones Index on the Wall Street Stock Exchange recorded Tuesday its largest increase in ninety years.

The Pentagon is counting on "several months" of crisis, with a return to normal around June-July only in the United States.

"It is an investment worthy of a time of war," with which "the men and women of the largest country in the world will defeat the coronavirus," insisted the American senator.




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THE CLOROQUINE A GIFT FROM THE SKY

FOR DONALD TRUMP

The President of the United States stands out with his optimism in the gloomy ambient climate created by the global coronavirus pandemic. Even though he admitted that he had to wage a war against this calamity, he refused to give in to the call for containment by the United States to slow the spread of the virus.

And as recently as March 24, 2020, the President praised the merits of chloroquine. This antimalarial would be a "gift from heaven". This drug, whose effects on Covid-19 have not yet been approved by the international scientific community, could, according to Donald Trump "really change the deal" .

Chloroquine is a recommended treatment in areas infested with the malaria parasite, transmitted by mosquitoes. The molecule of this inexpensive antimalarial - used for several decades and marketed in particular under the name of Nivaquine - would have been successfully administered to some people with severe forms of Covid-19.

If the World Health Organization calls for caution due to the small number of patients who have used this treatment so far, Donald Trump is already conquered. "There is a good chance it can have a huge impact. It would be a gift from heaven if it worked. It would really be a game-changer, "he said in his daily press briefing.

And if behind this treatment against malaria perhaps hid that against the coronavirus ?

Three Chinese researchers unveiled the promising results of a trial: a treatment of 500 mg of chloroquine per day for ten days would be sufficient to treat Covid-19. This clinical study by three scientists, published on February 19 in the journal BioScience Trends, draws its results from a trial carried out in more than ten hospitals in the country, and in particular in Wuhan, epicenter of the epidemic. The conclusions are final:

"The results obtained so far on more than 100 patients have shown that chloroquine phosphate was more effective than the treatment received by the comparative group to contain the evolution of pneumonia, to improve the state of the lungs, so that the patient becomes negative for the virus again and to shorten the duration of the disease, ”write the researchers.

It was on February 18 that we first heard of chloroquine. In France, Didier Raoult's turn to advance the same results on February 25. "We already knew that chloroquine was effective in vitro against this new coronavirus and the clinical evaluation made in China confirmed it", launches this renowned specialist of the Mediterranean Infection Institute in Marseille. Delighted, he describes these conclusions as "extraordinary news", given that "this treatment costs nothing". "Ultimately, this infection is perhaps the simplest and cheapest to treat of all viral infections! "

But Didier Raoult was the target of numerous criticisms from scientists. Indeed administered without any supervision, without idea of ​​the dosage, chloroquine can prove fatal.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a federal agency that oversees the marketing of drugs in the United States, also noted that the treatment has not been approved for the pandemic.

The fact remains that it will set up "an extended clinical trial," explained Stephen Hahn, its director. In Europe chloroquine is now part of a large cross-border clinical trial.




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THE CORONAVIRUS CHALLENGE OF THE AMERICAN PRESIDENTIAL

With the arrival of the coronavirus, neither of the two Democratic candidates Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders have planned to organize rallies. In a few days, the race for the Democratic presidential nomination was indeed overtaken by the pandemic. Since the cancellation of the meetings which were to accompany the proclamation of the results of the votes of Tuesday, March 10, neither of the two remaining candidates has planned to organize rallies.

The first to cancel a public meeting is Joe Biden: that of Thursday, March 12 in Florida, one of the four states that will vote on the 17th. A crucial step.

He replaced a trip to Chicago, Illinois on Friday with a teleconference where the audience can ask questions from a distance. Customary of this kind of show of force, Bernie Sanders had planned to organize a big rally in Illinois, before the debate initially fixed in Phoenix, in Arizona, but he also gave it up.

Bernie Sanders' campaign team also urged all of its volunteers to "work from home" on Thursday and announced that it will no longer hold "large gatherings and door-to-door" preferring "digital formats and from a distance ”. A debate between the two rivals of the Democratic primaries, scheduled for Sunday in Arizona, will also be held finally in Washington, without audience, announced the party.

Criticisms of coronavirus management

But if the pandemic slows down the meetings, the Democratic candidates for the White House Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders took the opportunity to eradicate Thursday the management by Donald Trump of the coronavirus, denouncing his "incompetence" and his "recourse to xenophobia". The United States surpassed the threshold of 1,300 cases of infection with the new coronavirus on Thursday, and 38 people died from it, according to statistics from the American University Johns Hopkins. Speaking each in front of American flags, the two septuagenarians in the running wanted to give their speeches a presidential air in their desire to challenge Donald Trump.

“The administration's failure to test is colossal. It is a failure in the preparation, the direction and the implementation, reacted Joe Biden from his city of Wilmington, in the State of Delaware.

The former vice-president of Barack Obama, favorite of the Democratic primaries, also called for not to "use xenophobia", in response to the words of the American president, Wednesday evening.

"Calling Covid-19 a" foreign virus "does not take away the responsibility for the bad decisions made so far by the Trump administration."

Senator Bernie Sanders also criticized the handling of the pandemic crisis.

"In terms of potential deaths and impact on our economy, the crisis we face due to the coronavirus is on the scale of a great war, and we must act accordingly," he said. in his city of Burlington, in the state of Vermont. "Unfortunately, in these times of international crisis, our administration is largely incompetent, and its incompetence and recklessness have endangered the lives of many, many people in this country. "

Democratic proposals

Both have proposed measures that would include free testing and guaranteed paid sick leave in a country that does not have universal coverage and where millions of Americans are uninsured, or underinsured.

The campaign team for Donald Trump's re-election swept their critics. Bernie Sanders "tries to score political points by fueling fear," wrote its director of communications, Tim Murtaugh.




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PRIMARY DEMOCRATE TOWARDS A DUAL GREENHOUSE

BETWEEN BIDEN AND SANDERS

The Americans voted in 14 states on Tuesday, March 3, to elect Donald Trump's presidential opponent. "Super Tuesday" turned the marathon of the Democratic primaries into a duel between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, who largely outstripped the three other candidates in this first test of national scope.

Joe Biden's spectacular comeback

The former vice president, who died politically two weeks ago, won the primaries of nine states on Tuesday, snatching Bernie Sanders from Texas, a large pool of delegates. . Joe Biden made a spectacular comeback on Tuesday, March 3 in the Democratic nomination contest.

He is one step ahead of his big rival, Bernie Sanders, a year older than him, in nine states: Texas, Virginia, North Carolina, Alabama, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Arkansas, Minnesota, Massachusetts. "We are alive and well," said Joe Biden enthusiastically before cheering supporters gathered in Los Angeles.

The 77-year-old moderate has notably benefited from a strong participation of African-Americans, who represent a significant part of the electorate in the Southern States which he has acquired.

He also managed to establish himself on the lands of the progressive Elizabeth Warren, senator from Massachusetts, as well as in Minnesota. The Washington Post * credits this last, unexpected victory to the last-minute rallying of state senator Amy Klobuchar. Driven by a dynamic, it can thus arise as a unifier after having recorded Monday the rallies of Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar as well as a cascade of elected officials.

While "Bernie" approached Super Tuesday as favorite, he risks being overtaken by the delegates despite his victory in California, the biggest stake of this "Super Tuesday"

Towards a duel with Bernie Sanders.

If Bernie Sanders won the adhesion of the Hispanic electorate and the young people, his failure to mobilize the African-Americans cost him all the States of the South. The progressive also suffers from "the unification of the moderate wing behind a single candidate", Joe Biden. But it will take much more to shake Bernie Sanders. "I tell you with absolute confidence: we are going to win the Democratic primary and we are going to beat the most dangerous president in the history of this country", launched the latter from his stronghold in Vermont in front of an enthusiastic crowd.

The duel between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders now seems to be well established, suggesting a bitter and long fight. At this point, the former vice-president can count on the votes of 320 delegates, while the senator from Vermont has garnered 252. To win, it takes 1991.

The first presents himself as the man of the "guarantee of results" faced with "the promise of revolution" of his great rival who claims to be "socialist".

Choice between a centrist candidate and a progressive candidate

Henceforth, the Democrats will have to choose between a centrist, moderate, traditional candidate embodied by Joe Biden, and a progressive candidate, who describes himself as "democratic socialist".

These are two visions of the economy that clash. The program of Bernie Sanders, who describes himself as "socialist", offers a fairly revolutionary program: nationalization of health insurance, free early childhood schools as well as the first years of university education in the public, a ambitious climate plan, baptized "Green new deal", and above all a taxation of financial products as well as of the wealthiest of the wealthy, in particular the introduction of a tax on very large fortunes.

Facing him, Joe Biden embodies the traditional wing of the party, much more moderate and centrist. The former vice-president of Barack Obama essentially proposes a return to the tax rules of four years ago and to strengthen the Obamacare, while taking care to preserve the freedom of choice to resort to private insurance. He posed as a defender of the middle classes, and a unifier of all Americans "whatever their origins" to "beat" Donald Trump and bring "decency" to the United States.

Two very different economic visions will therefore clash before the Democratic Convention in July, which will take place in Milwaukee. Two visions that the Democrats will have to reconcile before the presidential election in November, facing Donald Trump, who from the White House, where he was monitoring election night, did not fail to pick up a few murderous tweets from the two big losers of this Tuesday.

Michael Bloomberg with 700 million dollars squandered "has harvested nothing except a nickname, Mini Mike, and the complete destruction of his reputation. "Elizabeth Warren ? “She wasn't even close to winning in her state of Massachusetts. She can now rest quietly with her husband and have a nice cold beer ”.

Candidate for the Democratic nomination, Micheal Bloomberg, announced Wednesday his withdrawal from the competition. He also announced his support for Joe Biden.




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PRIMAIRE DEMOCRATE THE CHALLENGES OF

SUPER TUESDAY

Fourteen American states, in addition to the American territory of Samoa and the vote of Americans residing abroad, vote on Tuesday and will allocate nearly a third of the delegates at stake in the Democratic primary. It's "Super Tuesday", a crucial stage for the last favorites, especially since the race tightened dramatically this weekend after Joe Biden's victory in South Carolina. The former vice-president indeed benefits from the withdrawal of Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttiegieg who physically supported him on Monday in Texas.

The duel between Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden will therefore take place, and will be arbitrated by Mike Bloomberg, who enters after spending half a billion dollars.

Bernie Sanders the favorite

After two victories and two second places, the senator from Vermont is indeed 10 points ahead of his opponents in the polls (30%) and can count on the enthusiasm of a broad coalition carried by young people and Latinos. Bernie Sanders dominates the polls in the two states with the most delegates: California (415 delegates) and Texas (228).

He would consolidate his lead by winning these major states. If he wins with a substantial gap, he could even end the evening with more than 600 or even 700 delegates on the clock, or about a third of the absolute majority (1.991) necessary to be crowned at the Milwaukee convention in mid-July . But the popularity of this civil rights activist who calls himself a socialist, of this man who finances his campaign without accepting the least dollar from the big lobbies, worries in his own party. That is why Joe Biden would appear as a unifier of the other democrats facing to a scared democrat.

Joe Biden in rallying for the Democratic Party

The vice president who was considered moribund after his poor results in Iowa and New Hampshire and his distant second place in Nevada, has indeed rebounded in South Carolina thanks to the support of African-Americans with 29 points ahead of its rival. As he repeats, "what matters in life is getting up." Joe Biden hopes to ride his victory in South Carolina on Saturday. He leads the polls in North Carolina and Virginia, two strongholds in the South.

But it counts above all on its quality of unifier. Joe Biden was posted Monday, March 2 in Texas, with two of his competitors came to support him after having terminated their candidacy: Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar. At the meeting alongside Barack Obama's former running mate Amy Klobuchar, the Minnesota senator launched "He can bring our country together and build a coalition that includes the Democratic base, the independents and the moderate Republicans." ". Joe Biden was thus able to stage a rallying image on the eve of Super Tuesday.

The fact is that the party establishment and the moderate candidates who are very worried about the progress of the socialist Bernie Sanders have decided to do everything possible to curb it.

But will this centrist union be enough to slow Bernie Sanders ?

It is not certain that all of the voices of Buttigieg and Klobuchar relate to the centrist candidate ... who may not taste this electoral strategy. If we judge the Morning Consult poll conducted before the abandonment of the two moderates: 21% of supporters of Buttigieg named Sanders as second choice, 19% Biden, 19% Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts senator still in the running ...

President Trump, who loves to sow chaos in the opposing camp, has he not tweeted: "They are having a blow against Bernie!" "While the political establishment is getting together" and it will do anything to try to stop us because it becomes "nervous", summed up Bernie Sanders.

Candidate at the last minute, Michael Bloomberg officially launches, after skipping the February primaries. The former mayor of New York spent $ 500 million - unprecedented, and more than all the other candidates put together - to flood the states of Super Tuesday with commercials. But will that be enough to make us forget his catastrophic performance during his first televised debate ?

We will quickly know if this risky bet is a success. For now, polls indicate the opposite.

Despite these great negotiations for Super Tuesday, intended to stop Bernie Sanders, the suspense remains intact.




Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld

THE COME-BACK OF DEMOCRATE JOE BIDEN IN SOUTH CAROLINA AT THE HEART OF PRIMARY

Winner of South Carolina, Joe Biden revives in the Democratic primary

The race for the Democratic nomination knew a significant inflection in South Carolina, Saturday February 29.

On Saturday evening, the ex-vice-president of Barack Obama indeed won and largely the ballot in South Carolina where he was considered as favorite. He relaunches a campaign so far dominated by Bernie Sanders, who came second this time.

49% for Biden, 20% for Sanders

Former American Vice President Joe Biden has thus reshuffled the cards in the Democratic race for the White House and confirms himself as the first rival of the favorite Bernie Sanders. According to results covering almost 95% of the vote, independent senator Bernie Sanders, 78, was second (20%), far behind Joe Biden (49%).

Coming in third place despite the 20 million dollars he spent locally on his campaign, the billionaire philanthropist, Tom Steyer announced to throw in the towel, unlike the other seven candidates.

Joe Biden, former right-hand man of Barack Obama, was the favorite in South Carolina, a state where blacks, with whom he is very popular, represent more than half of the Democratic electorate. Joe Biden could therefore count on the African-American community, the majority in this southern state, to reverse the trend.

Not only did he win three to one among blacks, who represented 60% of primary voters, but he dominates among whites - collecting 40% of the votes in districts with few black voters - and even practically equal play among young people. The latter also benefited from the support of important personalities of the party: the black elected Jim Clyburn, very influential in South Carolina, and the former running mate of Hillary Clinton during the presidential election of 2016, Tim Kaine, very decisive supporters .

"You propelled me on the path to go and beat Donald Trump," said the former vice president, posing as a unifier

After three catastrophic results in previous states, a triumphant Joe Biden has promised that he will be, ultimately, the Democrat whose mission is to challenge the Republican Donald Trump for the presidential election in November. Joe Biden was in dire need of the win after coming in fourth and fifth, respectively, in Iowa and New Hampshire. Admittedly, he had climbed to second place in Nevada, but he had stayed very far from Bernie Sanders, who had clearly replaced him in the status of favorite among the Democratic primaries.

"A race for two"

Biden is now well positioned to beat Sanders in North Carolina in the “Super Tuesday” primaries on Tuesday, March 3. This jump puts the former vice-president in a favorable situation before the "super-Tuesday" (Super Tuesday) during which fourteen states will vote. He can hope to benefit from the African-American vote where it will be significant like Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina. He could also win Florida, Georgia, maybe even Texas or Virginia, where he is neck and neck with Sanders.

Now, between Biden and Sanders, "it's a race for two," said David Plouffe, the former campaign director of Barack Obama.

A heavyweight named Bernie Sanders

The three other candidates present during the last debate, on February 25, were even further behind. Whether it's Elizabeth Warren (7.1% of the vote in South Carolina), Amy Klobuchar (3.1%) or Pete Buttigieg (8.2% and only 3% among blacks), they could do not stay in the race for a long time. For all of these candidates, the campaign accounts may soon run dry.

Bernie Sanders, he has more money, is better organized, has thousands of dedicated volunteers body and soul, who have been crisscrossing the States for months while Joe Biden has much less funds and a more sparse organization on the field as Bernie Sanders and Michael Bloomberg.

But Biden's real strength lies elsewhere: in the fact that two out of three Democrats, roughly speaking, want a Sanders candidate at no cost - either because they find him too left for their taste, or because they fear to see him beaten by Trump in November. It is this reality that Sanders, straight in his ideological boots, has not managed to make forget.

"Most Americans do not want the promise of a revolution" announced by the senator,

"They want results" in their daily lives, said Joe Biden. A clear allusion to the independent senator from Vermont, and the billionaire Michael Bloomberg, a former Republican, who did not appear on the ballots of South Carolina.

Trump also took the opportunity to mock Bloomberg's candidacy. On Twitter, the American president estimated that the success of Joe Biden should sign the end of the "laughable" campaign of New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg, who will enter the fray during "Super Tuesday".

"Super Tuesday"

By Wednesday, everything will have changed. But in what sense ?

Super Tuesday, next Tuesday, will inevitably be a turning point in the race for the democratic nomination, if only because sixteen states and territories will vote on the same day to elect a third of all the national delegates involved in these primaries, 1,358 in all, compared to just 155 so far. because the two most populous states in the country, Texas and California, vote on that day.

Traditionally, Super Tuesday allows, after the battle of the “early States”, to clean up the candidates and identify a favorite for the nomination. Will it perform as well this year ?

Invigorated Joe Biden remains in a dangerous position ...

And the race remains long until the Democratic nomination and the momentum will get carried away on Tuesday with "Super Tuesday", when 14 states will vote together.




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HARVEY WEINSTEIN GUILTY OF RAPE BUT

 NO PREDATOR BEHAVIOR

Harvey Weinstein is going to sleep in prison tonight, pending his sentence, which will be determined on March 11 by judge James Burke. After a month of state-of-the-art trial and five days of deliberations, the jury of seven men and five women delivered its verdict in the most emblematic case of the #metoo movement.

On Monday February 24, 2020, film producer Harvey Weinstein, 67, was found guilty of sexual assault and rape, a sentence punishable by up to twenty-five years in prison.

However, he was exonerated of the aggravating factor of "predatory" behavior, which could have earned him life in prison.

His lawyers immediately announced their intention to appeal. "Harvey is disappointed but he is strong, he has cashed like a man, the fight is not over," said his lawyer Donna Rotunno. "It is very difficult to have a fair trial," she continued, confirming that her team was going to appeal.

Throughout the past week, jurors have asked for several testimonies to be replayed because they could not reach a unanimous verdict on the most serious charge.

This is the first conviction in a post-# metoo case, that of actor Bill Cosby resulting from prosecutions started in 2015, before the anti-sexual assault movement began in October 2017. The jurors were to meet decide on the testimony of three women, among the more than 80 who accused Harvey Weinstein of harassment or forced Cunnilingus

As a reminder, two women formally accused Harvey Weinstein. The first, Mimi Haleyi, is a production assistant, now in her forties, who says that she was subjected to forced cunnilingus by Mr. Weinstein at her New York home in 2006, when she was its rules.

This act resulted in the latter being prosecuted for “first degree” sexual assault (this count, which includes fellatio, cunnilingus and anal sex, leads to twenty-five years in prison).

The second, Jessica Mann, 36, dreamed of becoming an actress at the time. According to her testimony, she was subjected to forced cunnilingus in early 2013, then two rapes, in March and November of the same year, in a New York hotel. These charges resulted in Mr. Weistein being prosecuted on two counts, rape with violence ("first degree" with five to twenty-five years in prison) and rape with a person incapable of giving his consent ("third degree", up to 'to four years in prison). A third case, the facts of which are prescribed, served to fuel the charge of serial assault. That of Annabella Sciorra, 59, who says she was raped by Harvey Weinstein in the early 1990s.

Defense side: discredited witnesses

Throughout the trial, the defense sought to discredit the accounts of the three women. The lawyers for Harvey Weinstein produced a series of emails showing that Mimi Haleyi and Jessica Mann had maintained contact, on their own initiative, with the accused after the alleged facts. In the case of Jessica Mann, the alleged victim even conceded that he had unopposed sex with Harvey Weinstein until 2016.

"It was not a relationship," said prosecutor Joan Illuzzi-Orbon. “Jessica Mann was Harvey Weinstein's rag doll. Mimi Haleyi said that she had had sexual intercourse with the accused about two weeks after the alleged rape, without showing any resistance.

Jessica Mann said that she maintained relationships with the former film magnate out of "fear", while Mimi Haleyi explained that it was for her to maintain a "professional relationship".

The defense had sought to portray two women opportunists, ready to submit to the whims of the producer, even to submit to the whims of the producer, even his sexual impulses, in an attempt to set foot in Hollywood. Harvey Weinstein's lawyers also suggested that the two complainants had testified out of interest, to increase their chances of obtaining damages from the producer after he was convicted.

"They sacrificed their dignity, their privacy, their peace of mind in the hope of making their voices heard" at the trial, the prosecutor, Joan Illuzzi-Orbon, had opposed them. The latter and her assistant Meghan Hast had stressed that in fact of opportunities, they had obtained almost nothing from the Hollywood magnate. The prosecution also recalled that neither of the two women had sued Harvey Weinstein for financial compensation and that they had no interest in testifying at trial.

A turning point for the #metoo movement

This guilty verdict could constitute a turning point for the #metoo movement, but also for the jurisprudence of this type of case, which very rarely gives rise to convictions. The Time's Up movement, born in the wake of #metoo to fight sexual assault at work, sees in this verdict "a new era for justice". The Manhattan prosecutor, on Monday, estimated that the six women who testified against Harvey Weinstein and the two female prosecutors in charge of the file had "changed the course of history".

"Rape is rape whether committed by a stranger in a dark alley, or by a partner in an intimate relationship," he said to reporters.


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MICHAEL BLOOMBERG INVITES HIMSELF TO

 THE PRIMARY OF DEMOCRATS

Michael Bloomberg is turning the tide of the Democratic primaries.

While he did not show up for the first four and reserved himself for Super Tuesday, March 3, which will see the election of a third of the delegates at once, he is already third in the polls and has was admitted, as such, to participate, for the first time, in the debate between the candidates, Wednesday, February 19, 2020.

His presence alongside the other Democratic candidates, who have campaigned on the ground for more than a year, constitutes a first success for the billionaire.

19% of voting intentions and 30 times more money invested than Joe Biden

Michael Bloomberg is in third position in the average of national polls established by RealClearPolitics.

Better, it even comes in second place in a new NPR / PBS / Marist poll published on Tuesday.

With 19% of the voting intentions, Michael Bloomberg is for example ahead of the former vice-president Joe Biden (15%), in clear loss of speed after having pracid for a long time in the polls.

However, he remains at a distance from independent senator Bernie Sanders who, with 31% of voting intentions, is more than ever a favorite in the nomination contest.

It must be said that in three months, Michael Bloomberg - 11th richest man in the world and 8th American in the Forbes ranking - did not hesitate to spend $ 400 million to saturate the airwaves and the web of campaign advertisements. In particular in more than 150 advertising spots broadcast daily and in prime time during the Super Bowl and the Oscars. And the former mayor of New York said he was ready to spend a billion dollars on the campaign.

That's more than all the other candidates put together, ten times more than Bernie Sanders and thirty times more than Joe Biden,

Bloomberg was forced to skip the first four primary elections, leaving Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg to lead the race for delegates, but he bet everything on the dozen states that will vote Tuesday March 3 during Super Tuesday.

The divided Democratic Party

Bernie Sanders is certainly now a favorite, but he is far from having gathered the party behind him. In New Hampshire, its cumulative score to that of Elizabeth Warren (the left wing of the Democratic Party) reached 35%, against 52% for the moderate wing (Buttigieg, Klobuchar and Biden). Political science professor at the University of Washington, Chris Edelson believes that "many democratic voters want above all to beat Trump and are worried about a candidacy of Bernie Sanders", which they consider "too extreme" with his label of " democratic socialist ”.

According to projections from the Five Thirty Eight site, there is now a one in three chance that we will attend a contested convention in Milwaukee in mid-July, with no candidate having reached the absolute majority of the delegates. In this case, Bloomberg could then pose as a unifier and try to rally the moderates behind him

Duel Trump / Bloomberg

But the billionaire who wants to challenge Donald Trump will have to, during the next televised debate, for the first time respond directly to the attacks of his opponents. Indeed his opponents redoubled their attacks, particularly on his record at the New York City Hall and Michael Bloomberg, who will cross swords with them for the first time during the debate, Wednesday February 19 in Las Vegas., Will have to answer for his facies politics and its sexist attacks.

Polemics of the past in the spotlight

In Las Vegas, the billionaire may have to answer for his facies control policy when he was mayor of New York, and for the sexist remarks that have marked his career as a businessman. In 2015, Bloomberg boasted of having reduced violence in New York by encouraging checks and facies searches in underprivileged neighborhoods. He was forced to apologize last week, admitting that the criticized practice had led to the arrest of "too many innocent people", including "an overwhelming majority" of African Americans or Latinos.

Likewise, Bloomberg was accused of harassment and sexism in the 1990s by women working for his company, and he settled several complaints out of court with his checkbook, according to a Washington Post investigation. Attacks to which the candidate will have to respond.

In addition the other Democratic candidates attack this wealthy man on his fortune as a billionaire. He is accused of not being a true Democrat, since he has been elected mayor of New York three times as a Republican. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, for their part, also criticize him for wanting to buy his qualification with his money.

But Michael Bloomberg says he doesn't want to face the conflict of interest problem like the current president. If he wins, he will be 100% president and not a half-time businessman. The billionaire Democratic candidate has recalled that if he became the new tenant of the White House, he would let go of his empire.

"We want to be 180 degrees from Donald Trump on the subject of financial conflicts of interest. "Says his advisor Tim O'Brien. "We think this is one of the biggest spots on the presidency, and this is attributed to Trump's refusal to disengage from his own financial interests. So we want to be very transparent and very clear with voters." During his presidential election, Donald Trump refused to disengage from his empire, so he housed his assets in a company and put his older sons at the head of the Trump Organization.

It's that Bloomberg's message is very clear: he's only there to beat Trump by any means available to him. And his people are huge, besides his fortune.

Bloomberg, alternative of the centrists

Indeed the collapse of the campaign of Joe Biden, former vice-president of Obama and long favorite of the polls, and the rise of Bernie Sanders, the senator very left of Vermont, created a vacuum for the more centrist voters, who see Bloomberg as a possible alternative.

For several years, after leaving New York City Hall, has Bloomberg not become a major donor to elected Democrats and certain liberal causes, such as gun control and environmental protection ?

At 78, the billionaire wants to win the nomination and challenge Donald Trump. Michael Bloomberg then concentrates his forces on Super Tuesday which will see fourteen states rule, including two richly endowed with delegates, California and Texas.

Its objective: to achieve a performance during the "Super Tuesday" of March 3, this joint primary which will see the largest number of delegates assigned to the Democratic convention. For a duel between two billionaire businessmen?

Donald Trump has not said his last word.




Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld

AMERICAN DEMOCRATIC PRIMER

PETE BUTTIGIEG A CREDIBLE OUTSIDER

"Each time my party has entered the White House in the past fifty years, it has been done thanks to a candidate who is new to national politics, focused on the future, not shaped by the Washington way of life and opening up the Path to a new generation, "said Pete Buttigieg, the rising outsider, at a rally last weekend in Waterloo, Iowa.
"This is how we win. "

According to the partial results of the Iowa caucus, kick-off of the Democratic primaries, the mayor of South Bend would be shoulder to shoulder with Bernie Sanders.

Would Pete Buttigieg's fate go through 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC ?

Yet he likes to repeat and insist that it has absolutely nothing to do with the Washington establishment. Quite the contrary.

At 38, Pete Buttigieg, a multilingual technocrat, veteran, gay and married, wants to highlight as much as he can his experience as mayor of South Bend, a small town in the Republican state of Indiana , whose US Vice President Mike Pence was Governor before joining the Trump administration.

It is thanks to this experience in this state of Midwest, he assures, that he developed a connection with the Americans much more authentic than that of the elites of the federal capital.

Youth a campaign argument

Positioned in the center, he launched himself into the battle last year to be the one who will be Donald Trump's great rival in the presidential election in November. To do this, he must face democratic candidates who are better known to the general public, but also twice as old. "Pete", as he is easily called because of his unpronounceable name, managed to overcome his young age, he celebrated his 38th birthday on January 19.

Never has such a young American taken part in the race for the White House: when he formalized his candidacy, in April 2019, he was only two years older than the minimum age required to run for the presidential.

The Democrat has, in fact, much less experience in politics than the "seniors in the primaries." He never exercised a national mandate but ruled the fourth largest city of Indiana (100,000 inhabitants), South Bend, between 2015 and 2019.

Pete Buttigieg, however, turned this inexperience into an argument for his campaign. He recalls that "each time [his] party has entered the White House for the past fifty years, this has been done thanks to a candidate who is new to national politics, focused on the future, not shaped by the way of life of Washington and paving the way for a new generation. "

"This is how we win," he insists.

A credible outsider against his Democratic rivals

An excellent speaker, he highlighted his experience as a military enlisted worker, who spent seven months in Afghanistan. He has managed to appear as a credible outsider against his Democratic rivals, including former Vice President Joe Biden, who has long pranced in the polls, and Senator Bernie Sanders, great hope of the left wing of the party . These two veterans of politics have failed to contain Pete Buttigieg, who has repeatedly told voters that his status as a newcomer was not unique in the history of presidential elections. In some ways, Pete Buttigieg then recalls Bill Clinton. Barely older than him when he entered the competition, Clinton was the governor of Arkansa and Buttigieg is mayor of South Bend, Indiana.

Supporter of unity

"Mayor Pete" as he is often called has just revealed that there is a new offer that is available to voters. He dusted off the campaign which remained stuck on the fight of the great elders that are Sanders, Biden and Warren, without mentioning Bloomberg, who is also agitated by spending a fortune.

For many Americans, Pete Buttigieg was a complete stranger until he called Mike Pence the "presidential cheerleader" of the Trump presidency, he said. As his campaign grew, he presented himself as a supporter of unity after the Trump-era divisions.

He has thus put forward certain progressive positions, but thinks that his more moderate views on health coverage and taxes could convince centrist voters, in particular the independents and Republicans who voted for Donald Trump, but wishing an option to get out of this presidency marked by division. He is also pro-union and proposes to increase the number of judges on the Supreme Court.

The sexual orientation of Pete Buttigieg, who appeared at the start of the competition alongside her husband Chasten, seems however to have relatively little impact on the choice of voters. In recent months, the young Harvard graduate has preferred to focus on his Christian faith rather than his marriage to a man. Chasten Glezman, 30, would become the first “first gentleman” if her husband was elected president. As mayor, Pete Buttigieg, who married in church in the summer of 2018, regularly reacted to remarks by religious curator Mike Pence, former governor of Indiana.

Also Major Pete knew how to give a breath to the democratic campaign by proposing another way. His campaign launch was clear on this point: it was not so much for him to chase Donald Trump as to give a new perspective to his generation and to the younger ones "who will be those who, for the first time, will succeed worse than their parents if nothing changes, "he said then.

“Pete Buttigieg therefore becomes a name that rivals each of his rivals, and his youth snaps in this campaign as a challenge he opposes to their experience: the American Dream is reinvented. Each voter can easily identify with this sling from a still very young man who claims that everything is possible for anyone who wants to try his luck.

An important symbolic victory

Should we get carried away and think that Iowa will create the dynamic that will lead him to victory? In a survey published by Gallup: to the question "who is best placed to beat Donald Trump?" ", They are 44% in the Democratic Party to answer" Joe Biden ", before ranking Sanders (19%), Bloomberg (10%), Warren (9%) and are only 3% to quote Buttigieg.

Translating his victory in Iowa into a broader electoral success will be a monumental task. Despite its impressive ability to raise funds, national polls only place it in fifth position. The fault of a notoriety deficit compared to more established candidates. He also suffers from very weak support among black voters, a key electorate for the Democrats ...

Pete Buttigieg starts his campaign with an important symbolic victory. But this small rural state represents only 41 delegates out of the 1,990 necessary to be invested by the Democratic Party, during the national convention in July. He will therefore have to garner other victories, in larger states, if he wants to be nominated presidential candidate.




Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld

IMPEACHMENT

DONALD TRUMP ACQUIRED BY THE SENATE

ENJOY A WELL DESERVED VICTORY

The US Senate on Wednesday dismissed the two charges against Donald Trump, marking the general acquittal of the White House host.

The outcome of the dismissal trial of Donald Trump, who kept the Americans in suspense, has just fallen. The President of the United States was acquitted by the Senate on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, after a historic trial that shed light on America's divides without ever wobbling its electoral base.

Before him, only two of his predecessors, Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1998, had undergone such a procedure. But his trial showed that the former New York businessman could count on a tight-knit Republican party, a significant asset nine months before an election in which he will run for a second four-year term.

However, this political victory was overshadowed by the defection of a prominent Republican politician: Mitt Romney, an unsuccessful candidate for the White House in 2012.

Donald Trump acquitted

In a solemn vote followed live on television by tens of millions of Americans, the Senate estimated, by 52 votes out of 100, that Donald John Trump, 45th president in history, had not surrendered guilty of abuse of power. By 53 votes out of 100, he also considered that he had not been guilty of obstructing the smooth running of Congress. The United States Constitution requires a two-thirds majority (67 seats out of 100) to remove a president. "Acquitted forever," claims the White House.

49% supportive of Trump

Since the scandal broke out, the White House host claims to be the victim of a witch hunt orchestrated by his opponents who would not have digested his surprise victory of 2016. The strategy seems to have, at least in part, paid off: according to the latest poll from the Gallup Institute, it records 49% of favorable opinions, a record since his coming to power. Less than 24 hours before the Senate vote, Donald Trump had praised Tuesday evening, before the Congress assembled in full, its "incredible" results in a speech with accents of campaign rallies. "Unlike so many others before me, I keep my promises," he launched, constantly cut by the standing ovations and the "USA, USA" of the Republicans. In this same House of Representatives which indicted him on December 18, he shuffled all the themes to come for the November 3 poll: the fight against illegal immigration or abortion, "the great economic success" the United States...

Torn speech

At no time was "impeachment" mentioned. But the shadow of the trial, which marked a final break between the "Trumpists" and the Democrats, hung over the hemicycle. Opposition politicians most often refrained from applauding, some boycotted the event, others left in the middle of his speech. Donald Trump ostensibly avoided shaking hands with the Democratic leader of the Nancy Pelosi room. Once the speech was finished, the latter tore her copy of the speech in a spectacular gesture.

Americans rather concerned about economic results

Beyond Washington, the trial divided both the Americans and their elected representatives. Its impact on the elections is therefore difficult to predict, but Donald Trump says he is convinced that voters will penalize "democrats-who-do-nothing".

Americans, in fact, although 52% convinced that the president has abused his power, were only 46% to vote for his dismissal, according to a poll NBC News / Wall Street Journal published at the formal opening of the Donald Trump impeachment trial. 49% think the opposite. "The results suggest that the impeachment has not changed a lasting feature of the Trump presidency: in a turbulent political environment , the views of Americans on him remain unchanged," said the Wall Street Journal. According to the daily, the poll points to a strengthening of the president's position in recent months thanks to better dynamism from his Republican supporters.

The voters thus kept their opinion on the guilt or the innocence of the president. They finally seemed more concerned about economic issues than the outcome of the Donald Trump trial

"Mr. Trump can do whatever he wants, the party will support him."

While it is difficult to predict what the consequences of this epilogue will be for the November election, Fox News recalls that Mr. Trump records the highest figures in his term. And, adds the Wall Street Journal, also "bewildering and exasperating as it may be for Democrats, impeachment may actually have increased Trump's chances of being re-elected in the fall."

Thus, the impeachment trial could end up backfiring on the Democrats. In 2000, Republicans were penalized in the midterm elections for the virulence of the impeachment attempt against Bill Clinton. The vote of some Democrats for the dismissal could therefore turn against them, in particular the thirty elected representatives representing in districts won by Trump in 2016.

The New York Times also predicts that to win, "Mr. Trump can do what he wants, the party will support him."

A few minutes after the announcement of his acquittal, the American president published on Twitter a parody video suggesting that he could remain president ad vitam aeternam.




Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld

SPEECH ON THE STATE OF THE UNION OR

THE COME-BACK OF AMERICA

On the eve of the acquittal announced at his dismissal trial before the Senate, the American president made a speech full of optimism, Tuesday evening, facing a Congress more divided than ever.

The American president first congratulated himself on his economic record, while the Republican parliamentarians punctuated with applause each of his sentences and rose regularly, even shouting "Four more years!" ("Four more years!").

An economy "stronger than ever"

"The job market is booming, confidence is rising, poverty is falling and our country is prospering," said Donald Trump, saying he had "extraordinary results." Citing unemployment figures - historically low at 3.5% - and "Wall Street records", the American president insisted: "I have kept my promises. "

Donald Trump has thus attributed the authorship of the 7 million jobs created by the American economy since he took office.

Operation seduction of minorities

On several occasions, Donald Trump also mentioned that the health of the economy benefits minorities, with "unemployment at the lowest for African-Americans, Hispanics and Asians". After running an ad on the subject at the Super Bowl, he again highlighted his criminal justice reform, which "offers a second chance to many former detainees." And of the ten people invited by the White House to his speech, six were African-American or Hispanic. Elected officials have notably reserved a standing-ovation for a little girl who won an educational grant and obtained the right to change schools - a reform requested by Donald Trump in Congress.

The tenant of the White House who has repeatedly praised "the comeback" of the United States, with an economy "stronger than ever", assured that the "best was to come" for the Americans. Betting on the economy is, moreover, the best asset of Donald Trump, an outgoing president, from Ronald Reagan to Bill Clinton, having almost always been re-elected in a period of growth.

Pawns at its base

For the rest, Donald Trump has mostly given pawns to his base. This is how he approached the subjects of health insurance such as immigration or abortion.

Donald Trump has accused the Democrats of wanting to do away with the current health insurance system. Directly targeted were Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, who advocate a reform eliminating private health insurance in favor of a public offer. "They want to impose socialist control over our health care system and destroy the private insurance of 180 million Americans," said Donald Trump. The debate rages in the Democratic primary between the progressives who want to abolish the current system and the moderates, like Joe Biden or Pete Buttigieg, who prefer to offer a public option. Before assuring: "We will never let socialism destroy American health care. And to say that the country is reversing the trend with regard to overdose deaths, especially in the opioid crisis. He also called on Congress to pass legislation to lower the price of drugs.

On the subject of immigration, he also accused the "sanctuary cities", run by Democrats, of protecting criminals in an irregular situation and called on Congress to pass a law in favor of the "victims of the sanctuary cities"., citing the example of a man shot dead by an illegal immigrant. He promised to establish a merit-based immigration system, "welcoming those who follow the rules, contribute to our economy, are financially independent and defend our values." "

Staging of several anonymous Americans

As is tradition, Donald Trump highlighted, during his speech, several anonymous Americans. Thus of a veteran, become homeless and victim of addictions, who came out by being employed by a company located in "zone of opportunities", a program created by the White House. From conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, who suffers from cancer, medalist by Melania Trump. Donald Trump reserved a surprise for a family, with the return of the military father's front. Finally, the Venezuelan opponent Juan Guaido, guest of honor, was applauded by both the Republicans and the Democrats.…

The annual event was however boycotted by several democratic parliamentarians and punctuated by ungracious gestures: Tuesday, the American president did not shake hands with Nancy Pelosi, who replied by tearing up the text of the speech...




Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld

WHY THE CRASH OF AN AMERICAN AIRPLANE

IN AFGHANISTAN ?

The plane that crashed Monday in eastern Afghanistan in an area controlled by the Taliban belongs to the American forces, the insurgents affirm, the Afghan ministry of Defense denies that it is a Afghan device.

"A special aircraft of the American occupiers has crashed ... in Ghazni province," Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mudjahid said in a statement, adding that all members of the crew had perished.

Several hours after the plane crash announced by local authorities in Afghanistan, the mystery remains. We just have one hour, 13 hours local (9:30 am in France) and a place, Deh Yak, south of Kabul, an area of ​​the province of Gazni controlled by the Taliban.

Provincial police spokesman Ahmad Khan Seerat confirmed this, adding that the "area is not safe" due to the presence of insurgents. This considerably complicates the dispatch of aid and investigators.

No comments from the Americans

An Afghan defense ministry spokesman, Rohullah Ahmadzai, said the plane was not owned by Afghan forces. "He does not belong to the air force, the intelligence service, the Ministry of Defense or the Ministry of the Interior," he said.

US forces in Kabul did not provide comments. Videos and photos transmitted via the Twitter account of a person close to the Taliban, whose authenticity could not be verified, show the remains of a medium-sized aircraft crushed in a snow field. The tail of the plane, which is intact, bears the logo of the American aviation.

A surveillance mission?

According to the Taliban, the aircraft "flew on a surveillance mission". The type of the device corresponds to those used in the country by the US Air Force for electronic surveillance. Air Force and based in Kandahar, southern Afghanistan, should this information be confirmed, the question of whether the Taliban is involved in the crash would arise immediately.

The plane crash was reported by local authorities to have occurred around 1:00 p.m. The Afghan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) later said in a statement that "no commercial aircraft crashes has been registered ".

Military air accidents, particularly of helicopters, are quite common in Afghanistan, due to the very rugged mountainous terrain and often extreme weather conditions. But they are more reaching the Afghan forces. The American air forces have mastery of the air allowing them complete freedom of action and support for the Afghan forces.

Accident or act of war, the event comes at a time when the Taliban and the United States are discussing the terms of an agreement on the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan in exchange for security compensation from the insurgents.




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FIASCO IN THE IOWA CAUCUS

BERNIE SANDERS WOULD LEAD

The opening of the Democratic primaries for the presidential election ended on Monday February 3 with a real fiasco.

The Democratic Party indeed announced in the evening to have had difficulties to collect the votes.

“We have identified inconsistencies in the reporting of several results (...).

It is simply a problem of escalation, our application did not crash, there was no intrusion or hacking, "assured the party.

It did not take less for the impatient Senator Bernie Sanders, herald of the left wing, to choose to disseminate his own results:

He claims to be leading the Iowa caucus with 29.66% of the vote, ahead of Pete Buttigieg who would have performed well with 24.59% of the votes.

Elizabeth Warren would come in third with 21.24% and Joe Biden far behind with only 12.37%.

This would represent a poor performance for those who have been leading the polls at the national level for months.

Of course, the senator specifies that these figures are not official and that they represent only 40% of the approximately 1,700 voting centers.

But "our supporters have worked too hard and too long to wait to see the results of their work", judges his campaign team.

Voters in this rural central US state did not participate in a regular, secret ballot primary, but in a caucus.

That is to say that each one expressed his vote publicly by placing himself physically - in some 1,700 rooms, schools or gymnasiums - behind the group of the candidate that he or she supported.

Supporters of those who did not cross the 15% threshold in the first round were then able to join one of the qualified candidates or abstain in a second round.

But the rules and IT tools for reporting results to the party were changed in 2020 and, it would seem, created a real shambles.

A shambles which risks aggravating the situation within the Democratic Party which is already experiencing many tensions.




Andrew Preston for DayNewsWorld

THE TRIAL OF TRUMP

A THREAT FOR JOE BIDEN ?

Donald Trump lawyers to go on the offensive to demonstrate that their client was in his right when he worried about a possible "corruption" of Biden in Ukraine.

The impeachment of Donald Trump was sparked by the revelation of a haggling suggested to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, according to the Democrats.

They assure that Donald Trump has conditioned military aid and an invitation to the White House to the opening of investigations in Ukraine targeting former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden through his son Hunter, who served in 2014 in 2019 to the board of directors of a gas company.

Democrats accuse Donald Trump of trying to "cheat" to win a second term by pushing Ukraine to "smear" former Vice President Barack Obama, and of using state resources to get there for its ends, in particular by freezing crucial military aid for this country in conflict with Russia.

The revelations of John Bolton

This was confirmed by former national security adviser John Bolton in his forthcoming book.

The former White House foreign policy hawk is "a key witness to the President's outrageous behavior," said elected official Adam Schiff, chief prosecutor of this Senate trial, calling for new witnesses on Tuesday.

The 53 Republican senators have opposed it so far, but the revelations of the former adviser could move the lines.

"Are you removing an American president for asking questions?"

For his part, the host of the White House claims "to have done nothing wrong". His concerns about the extent of corruption in Ukraine justified his request for an investigation into the Biden and the blocking of the $ 400 million. "Are we in an area without Biden? Echoed his lawyer Jay Sekulow. "You mention someone, you express concerns about a company and it is prohibited? Are you removing an American president for asking questions? "

The former Florida prosecutor Pam Bondi, a relative of Donald Trump, to demonstrate that the position occupied by the son of Joe Biden in this gas company maintained suspicions of conflict of interest: she indeed criticized Monday, before the Senate, "the millions" of dollars earned in a position for which Hunter Biden had no special competence, at the time when his father, then vice-president of Barack Obama, was in charge of American policy in this country.

“All we are saying is that there was a basis to talk about it, to raise this issue. And that's enough, "continued Pam Bondi to justify the mention of investigations targeting the Biden family in the July 25 telephone conversation between the two presidents whose revelation launched the Ukrainian affair. Donald Trump reiterates that Joe Biden at the time demanded the resignation of a Ukrainian prosecutor, saying that he was investigating the company.

Let’s finish”: A quick acquittal

The lawyers are asking for a quick acquittal. The Democrats "ask you to dismiss a successful president on the eve of an election, without reason and in violation of the Constitution," said Pat Cipollone, the White House lawyer, to the hundred senators. "It is time to end it, as quickly as possible," he continued, concluding three days of oral argument largely parasitized by the explosive revelations of a former White House adviser.

If the leader of the Republican majority Mitch McConnell admitted that he does not currently have the 51 votes necessary to prevent the calling of new witnesses, he has until the end of the week to bring the few moderate Republican senators, including Mitt Romney, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, likely to support the 47 Democrats. Donald Trump and his supporters hope that the Democratic request will be rejected, so that elected officials can go directly to the final vote on the president's guilt. The Constitution imposing a two-thirds majority to dismiss him (67 votes), he is almost guaranteed to be acquitted.

"Let’s finish." Now, "hammered Tuesday night Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a close friend of the billionaire. But "if they want to have witnesses, there will be many witnesses," he added, threatening to demand in turn the calling of Joe Biden, or his son Hunter.




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PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES DONALD TRUMP PRESENT AT THE MARCH FOR LIFE

Donald Trump participates this Friday in the Washington "March for Life", an annual event against the right to abortion.

The March for Life has been in the United States for 47 years, but it is the first time that an American president has participated.

"President Donald Trump will be the first president in history to go to the March for Life," the White House announced on his Twitter account on Wednesday evening. "See you on Friday," tweeted the Republican billionaire, predicting a "large crowd" above a message calling for participation in the March for life. "We are deeply honored to welcome President Trump to the 47th March for Life," the president of the march, Jeanne Mancini, said in a statement.

At the same time in the precincts of the Congress, the senators continue their debates in his trial for dismissal.

The republican billionaire who, in 1999, said he was very "pro-choice" (favorable to the possibility of choosing abortion), is more than ever determined to position himself as the most "pro-life" president in history .

A real "turning point".

Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of "Susan B. Anthony List", a powerful anti-abortion organization, sees this as a real "turning point". In 2019, Donald Trump had already promised the demonstrators, through a giant screen, to veto any legislation "weakening the protection of human life".

Abortion legalized since 1973

This event is generally organized around the anniversary of the emblematic decision of the Supreme Court "Roe v. Wade "legalizing the voluntary termination of pregnancy (IVG) in the United States, January 22, 1973.

As the November 3 election approaches, where he will run for a second term, Donald Trump knows that he must play tightly with the white Evangelical Christians, who had voted 81% for him in 2016. Since the election of Donald Trump, anti-abortion activists were indeed galvanized by the reshuffle of the Supreme Court initiated by the tenant of the White House who appointed Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh two judges opposed to abortion.

Several conservative states have thus adopted very restrictive laws on abortion, and hope that the legal battle engaged will lead them to the highest court of the country, thus giving him the possibility of reversing this historic judgment.

Louisiana test

The first litmus test will take place in March, when the Supreme Court examines a Louisiana restrictive law on a law passed in 2014 in Louisiana, a conservative state in the South.

The text provides for requiring doctors who volunteer to perform abortions to have a license to practice in a hospital located less than 50 kilometers from the place of the operation. According to defenders of the right to abortion, these conditions are too drastic and only a doctor and a clinic can continue to practice abortions throughout the state. A very insufficient number, they stress, for the approximately 10,000 abortions performed each year.

Louisiana justifies this measure by citing the risks of complications and the need, in the event of a problem, to be able to transfer patients to neighboring hospitals

"The United States has become more liberal"

According to Rod Dreher, an American essayist interviewed by a colleague, the old cultural struggles concerning questions of sexuality have been lost by the right… except for abortion.

The United States has become more liberal on these issues. Pornography and homosexual marriage are no longer contested, particularly among young people.

"After the Obergefell judgment which declares the constitutional law of same-sex marriage, for Christians the question of the rights of homosexuals is no longer centered on homosexuality itself but on the confrontation between LGBT rights and the freedom of conscience of believers.




Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld

THE CHALLENGES OF THE IMPEACHMENT OR THE TRIAL OF DONALD TRUMP

On the opening day of his impeachment trial, this Tuesday, January 21, Donald Trump spoke about economics at the economic forum in Davos, Switzerland. The president leaves it to his lawyers to defend him before senators.

Fearsome Lawyers To Defend Trump

To carry his voice, he surrounded himself with a team of formidable tenors: Pat Cipollone, lawyer for the White House, will lead the defense team and will be assisted by Jay Sekulow, personal lawyer of Donald Trump. Former prosecutor Kenneth Starr, a central player in the Lewinsky affair and the Bill Clinton impeachment trial, also joins his team, as does constitutional lawyer Alan Dershowitz. The latter was one of the lawyers for OJ Simpson, a former American footballer who was innocent of the murder of his ex-wife after an epic and media court battle.

"The president has done nothing wrong. "

Donald Trump's lawyers called on Monday (January 20th) for the US Senate to "acquit the President of the United States immediately," on the eve of the opening of the proceedings for his historic impeachment trial. According to them, in form, the charges are "inconsistent" because "they do not involve any crime or violation of the law" and are therefore not liable to dismissal.

In essence, the presidential defense recalls that the military aid promised to Ukraine by the United States had indeed been released in September, after a meeting at the UN between Trump and Zelensky. Evidence, they argue, that nothing was imposed on Kiev. Above all, the president sees nothing reprehensible in his request, because he "never threatened" his counterpart. His request seemed to him so irreproachable that he renewed it live on television on October 3. "China should launch an investigation into the Biden," he taunted, defending his "absolute right" to investigate corruption.

Abuse of power and obstruction of the work of Congress for Democrats.

The American head of state is accused of having asked Ukraine to investigate his potential opponent to the American presidential election, Joe Biden, and of having put pressure on Kiev by conditioning in particular crucial military aid to the announcement of such an investigation. Donald Trump is also charged with abuse of power and obstructing the work of Congress.

What is considered illegal by the Democrats is that Donald Trump is accused of having used American foreign policy for personal gain. Also, to have asked the help of a foreign power, in this case Ukraine, to have better chances in the presidential election next November ... What is considered in the United States as an outside interference in the election.

The president's legal team submitted its defense case to the Senate on Monday, a 110-page memorandum in which it denounces a "rigged process" that has resulted in "a dangerous perversion of the Constitution".

Hearings

President Trump got satisfaction on Monday after the leader of the Republican majority in the Senate released a timetable that will be rushed. The President of the United States has obtained satisfaction. The schedule of his dismissal trial, revealed Monday January 20 by the leader of the Republican majority of the Senate, Mitch McConnell (Kentucky), master of the agenda, is in fact the guarantee of a procedure carried out with the step of charge to settle the Ukrainian affair as quickly as possible, perhaps even before the State of the Union speech that Donald Trump is due to deliver on February 4 before the two Houses of Congress.

The details must be discussed on Tuesday January 21 and validated by the senators. However, it is expected that elected Democrats will try to amend the regulation proposed by the leader of the Republicans in the Senate.

The Democrats indeed wish to hear four witnesses (including the chief of staff of the presidency Mick Mulvaney and the ex-national security adviser, John Bolton) and present before the Senate unprecedented evidence or testimony. They also demand that the presidency provide the key documents they have been asking for, since the investigation began, to no avail. Conversely, the Republicans want a speedy trial, without new hearings or elements likely to fuel the accusation. The trial could then be dispatched in two weeks and end with the exoneration of the president.

The battle of opinion or electorate against electorate

The presidential adventure of Donald Trump, however, has very little chance, to say the least, of ending up short in a Senate dominated by the Republicans. It is the Senate which pronounces or does not pronounce the dismissal. The removal from the Senate is only voted with the need of a two-thirds majority. 66 senators are needed, and the Democrats are far from it! The Democrats would then need 19 more votes ...

Besides the legal aspect, this trial is above all eminently political!

The stake is elsewhere and lies in the battle of opinion. The real judge will be American public opinion. This trial will be very well attended, it will be in front of the cameras, and it is the first time that we have on trial a president campaigning for his re-election.

"It is the first time that an impeachment procedure has coincided with a presidential campaign," noted Corentin Sellin, a specialist in American politics. But it is difficult to assess its repercussions on the Democratic primary and the presidential election of 2020.

"If the complaint about Ukraine turned out to be less impactful than expected, elected Democrats would be ridiculed," says historian Corentin Sellin. It would be a terrible blow to their credibility, while serving the cause of Donald Trump. ”

A position which could help him to re-mobilize his base in November 2020 for whom impeachment only reinforces the conviction that the president is the victim of a "witch hunt",

In the Senate (with a Republican majority) to decide if the president has committed an act of treason, a crime or a major offense requiring his dismissal........

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld

THE DESTITUTION OR THE INDICTMENT OF

DONALD TRUMP

Donald Trump's indictment was delivered to the Senate on Wednesday for the President’s recall trial, which begins Tuesday according to Republican Majority Leader in the upper house of Congress, Mitch McConnell.

During a very formal ceremony, the two indictment articles previously signed by the Democratic President of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, were placed in a blue envelope and hand-delivered to Senate clerks. "Today, we are making history," she said.

"A difficult time for our country"

The landmark trial will be adjudicated by Supreme Court President John Roberts, who is due to take the oath on Thursday before the 100 senators, who will serve as jurors, do the same.

"We will swear (...) to do justice to our institutions, our states and the nation," said Mitch McConnell, adding that the trial would "genuinely" begin next Tuesday.

The Senate must notify the White House of the trial, ask the president to "respond to the articles of indictment and" send his lawyers, "added the Republican senator.

"It is a difficult time for our country, but that is why the Founding Fathers created the Senate," said Mitch McConnell, a staunch defender of the New York billionaire.

Donald Trump is accused of abuse of power and of obstructing the smooth running of Congress.

The Democrats accuse him of having used his office to pressure Ukraine in the summer of 2019 to investigate a political rival, then of blocking the participation of his collaborators with the commission responsible for the investigations in representatives room.

Democrats are convinced that the president froze military aid to Kiev to force his president to smear Joe Biden, who is well placed to confront him at the polls. He "used funds voted by Congress," said Ms. Pelosi again. Did he "consider them an ATM?" She said ironically.

"Partisan procedure"

The Republicans have denounced a “partisan” procedure fueled by the Democrats' “aversion” to the President. It is "a national nightmare," said House Leader Kevin McCarthy.

The vote paves the way for the opening, presumably next Tuesday, of the trial for the impeachment of the President of the United States, the third in the history of the country.

Seven elected Democrats in the House of Representatives were appointed, Wednesday, January 15, to serve as prosecutors in the trial of Donald Trump, in a vote that also validated the transmission to the Senate of the indictment against the American president .

"Here we are: another scam orchestrated by Democrats-who-do-nothing", immediately reacted on Twitter the tenant of the White House, who says he has been the victim since the start of the Ukrainian affair of a " unprecedented witch hunt

"We will swear (...) to do justice to our institutions, our states and the nation," said the leader of the Republican majority in the upper house of Congress, Mitch McConnell.

An acquittal of the President of the United States, due to the Republican majority in the Senate, is the most likely outcome.

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld

PRIMARY DEMOCRATE BERNIE SANDERS GETS AWAY

No longer holding their blows, six candidates for the democratic nomination for the American presidential election of 2020 clashed, Tuesday evening, during the last televised debate before the much-awaited vote of February 3 in Iowa, kick-off of the primary.

Joe Biden the touched favorite

Socialist Bernie Sanders once again spared favorite Joe Biden when he criticized his vote in support of the Iraq war in October 2002. Wind in the sails in the polls, Bernie Sanders tackled Tuesday, January 14, 2020 the favorite Joe Biden on his balance sheet in foreign policy at the opening of the last debate before the long-awaited vote in Iowa, which will mark February 3 the kick-off of the Democratic primaries. The last televised debate between the Democratic candidates for the presidential election took place Tuesday evening. The primaries kick off on February 3 in Iowa.

Bernie Sanders lets go of everything and no longer holds a blow. Tuesday evening, during the last debate between the Democratic candidates for the White House before the start of the primaries, the senator from Vermont particularly attacked Joe Biden, former vice-president of Barack Obama during his two terms and favorite among Democrats for this 2020 election. Bernie Sanders notably aimed at the balance sheet in foreign policy of the former VP. This debate was the very last before the Iowa caucus, a particularly awaited vote, because it will mark the start, on February 3, of the Democratic primaries.

After a period of intense tension between the United States and Iran, six candidates hoping to challenge Republican Donald Trump in November were questioned at length about their Middle East programs. The opportunity for the socialist Bernie Sanders to criticize again the moderate Joe Biden on his vote in 2002, when he was a senator, to authorize George W. Bush to intervene militarily in Iraq.

Former Vice President Joe Biden Again Called His Vote "Mistake" But Stressed That Didn't Prevent Barack Obama, Who Opposed The Iraq War, From Then Choosing Him As his right arm. Third in the national polls behind the two men, progressive Senator Elizabeth Warren said she was in favor of the withdrawal of American troops from the Middle East.

On the new trade agreement negotiated between the United States, Canada and Mexico, the six candidates, with ex-mayor Pete Buttigieg, moderate senator Amy Klobuchar and billionaire Tom Steyer, have also exposed their divisions. "Joe and I have a fundamental disagreement here, in case you haven't noticed," said Bernie Sanders, who is against the agreement, causing laughter from the assembly.

Headaches between the most progressive candidates

The debate was organized in Des Moines, Iowa. A sparsely populated rural state, it could have a great influence on the Democratic race since it will therefore be the first to vote on February 3.

The polls are extremely tight between four favorites: Biden, Sanders, Buttigieg and Warren.

Sanders won 20% of the voting intentions, while Elizabeth Warren came in second with 17%. Ex-mayor Pete Buttigieg, who recently led the poll, fell to third place with 16% and Joe Biden closed the race with 15%. The opinion poll, however, has a relatively high margin of error of 3.7 points, so hardly anyone is excluded from the victory.

With his good place in the voting intentions and impressive fundraising in 2019 from his supporters, Bernie Sanders had not spared his rivals either before the debate.

"When you look at my record against Joe Biden, I don't think Biden's record can provide the energy we need to beat Trump," he tweeted. The temperature also rose between the two great progressive candidates in the primary, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, when an article claimed that the socialist team instructed its volunteers to portray its rival as an elite candidate.

A woman, alone capable of beating Trump?

While the atmosphere was already tense, another controversy exploded with revelations from the CNN chain claiming that the Vermont senator had declared at the end of 2018 to his rival that a woman could not win the presidential election against Donald Trump. "I did not say that," said the independent senator during the debate. Provoking laughter from the assembly, Elizabeth Warren immediately contradicted her "friend." Before tackling the big question behind this debate: "Can a woman beat Donald Trump?" Look at the men on this set. Between them, they lost ten elections. The only people here who have won all the elections they ran for are women, Amy (Klobuchar, editor's note) and me, ”she said.

Nobody really won

No one really knew how to seize the last opportunity to outrun its competitors. On form, Bernie Sanders still managed to make the audience laugh several times and gain the upper hand by dictating a certain energy to the rest of the group.

It must be said that the four favorites in the polls risked taking big risks or hitting the competition too hard. Recent opinion research has revealed results so tight that they give almost all of them, including the margin of error, as potential winners in Iowa.

They left the attacks to Donald Trump, at a campaign rally at the same time in neighboring Wisconsin, and delighted to take out his rivals.

At a campaign meeting the same evening in neighboring Wisconsin, Donald Trump hugged his rivals, mocking Joe Biden's blunders and taunting Bernie Sanders: "He's a bad guy. The 78-year-old had a heart attack on October 1, from which he has recovered well, according to his doctors. Joe Biden, a 77-year-old political veteran, also faces doubts about his age.

While the Democratic race had started with record diversity among the contenders, the six candidates on the board were for the first time all white.

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld

 

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IMPEACHMENT: UNE DEFAITE

MAIS AUSSI UNE VICTOIRE POUR DONALD TRUMP ?

Le président américain, Donald Trump, a été mis en accusation, mercredi 18 décembre dans la soirée, lors d'un vote au Congrès synonyme de procès en destitution pour l'ancien homme d'affaires. La Chambre des représentants, dominée par les démocrates, s'est en effet prononcée en faveur de l' « impeachement » du milliardaire républicain de 73 ans

Donald Trump a-t-il abusé de son pouvoir en faisant pression sur Kiev pour obtenir des enquêtes sur ses rivaux politiques ? La majorité démocrate a répondu oui. A-t-il entravé la bonne marche du Congrès en ne coopérant pas à l’enquête des commissions parlementaires ? Oui aussi. Le premier chef d'accusation, abus de pouvoir, a été validé par 230 voix contre 197. Celui d'entrave au Congrès a été adopté par 229 voix contre 198. Aucun républicain n'a voté pour l'impeachment du président. Côté démocrate, en revanche, quatre élus sont sortis des rangs : trois ont voté non à au moins un des deux chefs d'accusation. Une autre, la candidate aux primaires Tulsi Gabbard, a seulement répondu « présente ». « Pas d’autre choix » pour « abus de pouvoir », par 230 voix contre 197.

Une « triste journée » mais des lignes de partage strictement partisanes

Le président américain était à la tribune d'un meeting de campagne à Battle Creek (Michigan), à environ 1 000 km de Washington, lorsque que la décision est tombée. Sur Twitter, il a publié une photo portant cette inscription : « En réalité, ce n'est pas après moi qu'ils en ont, c'est après vous. Je suis simplement sur le chemin ».

Donald Trump « a confiance dans le Sénat pour rétablir l'ordre, a réagi dans la foulée la Maison Blanche. Il est prêt pour les prochaines étapes et a confiance dans le fait qu'il sera totalement disculpé ».

«Ils ne détestent pas seulement Donald Trump, ils détestent les 63 millions d'Américains qui ont voté pour ce président», a lancé le républicain Steve Scalise.

«C'est tragique, mais les actes irresponsables du président rendent sa mise en accusation nécessaire», a rétorqué Nancy Pelosi, la chef des démocrates au Congrès. «Il ne nous a pas laissé d'autre choix», a-t-elle ajouté.

Si à de rares exceptions près, les votes ont suivi des lignes de partage strictement partisanes, un seul point d'accord a émergé entre les deux camps: cette «triste» journée entrera dans les livres d'Histoire. Car ce vote, qui intervient à moins d'un an du scrutin présidentiel, est en tout point historique. Seuls deux autres présidents - Andrew Johnson en 1868 et Bill Clinton en 1998 - ont vécu une mise en accusation. Le républicain Richard Nixon, empêtré dans le scandale du Watergate, avait préféré démissionner en 1974 avant de subir telle avanie.

«Un suicide politique »  pour les démocrates ?

Si tous les sondages de ces dernières semaines montraient une tendance similaire, à savoir un pays divisé sur des lignes partisanes au sujet de l’impeachment, une enquête publiée mercredi par l’institut Gallup est venue semer le doute chez les démocrates. Donald Trump y est crédité de 45 % d’opinions favorables, en hausse de six points par rapport au début de l’enquête fin septembre. Et les sondés ne sont plus que 46 % à appuyer l’impeachment et la destitution, contre 52 % fin septembre.

Nancy Pelosi, bien que soutenue par une majorité écrasante de démocrates, s’est-elle engouffrée dans un piège ? Les républicains ne vont pas manquer une occasion de rappeler le temps « perdu » par le camp adverse sur cet impeachment

En outre la défaite, pour Donald Trump, a pu avoir un goût de victoire, mercredi 18 décembre. Certes le 45e président des Etats-Unis est devenu comme prévu le troisième de l’histoire du pays à subir une mise en accusation par la Chambre des représentants. Mais le bloc républicain s’y étant opposé, sans qu’aucune voix ne fasse défaut, le Président des Etats-Unis a témoigné de son emprise sur son parti.

Les républicains, qui contrôlent la chambre haute, ont aussi la ferme intention d'acquitter leur président.

« Le cycle de l’information politique va tellement vite aux États-Unis que l’impeachment pourrait bien être déjà oublié depuis longtemps d’ici à l’automne prochain », relativise Kyle Kondik, politologue de l’université de Virginie.

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MALGRE LA PROCEDURE DE DESTITUTION

LE RECORD DE POPULARITE POUR TRUMP

Lancée en septembre, la procédure de destitution (« impeachment ») entre cette semaine dans sa phase critique. Après le vote de la commission des affaires judiciaires la semaine dernière, la Chambre des représentants vote en séance plénière - a priori mercredi - les deux articles de mise en accusation de Donald Trump, accusé d'avoir abusé de son pouvoir en conditionnant le versement d'une aide militaire à l'Ukraine en échange d'une enquête contre son rival politique Joe Biden, et d'avoir fait obstruction à l'enquête.

Or à quelques jours seulement d'un vote historique qui pourrait faire de lui le troisième président de l'histoire à être mis en accusation au Congrès, Donald Trump peut se satisfaire d'une cote de populaire record au sein du dernier sondage de l'université Quinnipiac, publié lundi 16 décembre.

Avec 43% d'opinions favorables contre 52% d'opinions négatives, « le président Donald Trump a obtenu sa meilleure cote de popularité de tous les temps », écrit l'université, qui réalise régulièrement ce type d'enquêtes.

L'université rappelle toutefois que le 23 octobre, avant le début des auditions publiques dans le cadre de l'enquête en destitution le visant, la cote de popularité de Donald Trump était plus basse, à 38% d'opinions favorables. Le 10 décembre, 41% des Américains sondés approuvaient l'action de l'ex-homme d'affaires new-yorkais à la tête du pays.

La cote de popularité est aussi une affaire d'affiliation politique, les républicains approuvant à 92% l'action du président selon ce dernier sondage, alors que chez les démocrates, ils ne sont que 4% à se déclarer favorable à Donald Trump.

Ce record devrait satisfaire le camp du républicain, qui espère que le processus long et complexe de la destitution finira par lasser les Américains qui sont appelés à se rendre aux urnes en novembre 2020.

Britney Delsey pour DayNewsWorld

DESTITUTION OF PURE MADNESS

The soap opera continues in the impeachment procedure launched against Donald Trump. After two months of investigation, the parliamentary committee has gathered "overwhelming evidence" against Trump. Two charges have been brought against Donald Trump: "abuse of power" and hindering the smooth running of Congress.

Donald Trump continues to hammer that he has done nothing wrong and denounces a "masquerade" mounted by the Democrats because they are unable, according to him, to beat him at the polls.

"Charging a president who has proven through his results, including arguably generating the strongest economy in the history of this country, to have one of the most successful presidencies in history and, more importantly, who did NOTHING hurt, is pure political madness, "tweeted Donald Trump before the announcement.

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced the "ridiculous" accusations put forward by the Democrats in the dismissal procedure targeting him.

If these two charges are then adopted in plenary, presumably next week, Donald Trump will become the third president in history to be charged in the United States Congress.

He will however probably not be dismissed afterwards, since the Senate, responsible for judging him, is controlled by the Republicans who are largely united around him.

It remains to be seen whether his trial will be swift, as some relatives of the White House tenant want, or whether Donald Trump will use it as a political platform.

Britney Delsey for DayNewsWorld
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NOUVEAU REBONDISSEMENT DANS LA DESTITUTION DE DONALD TRUMP

La procédure de destitution de Donald Trump entre dans une nouvelle phase décisive cette semaine au Congrès américain. C'est une semaine pour le moins déterminante qui commence dans un Congrès divisé sur la suite à donner au dossier de la destitution. Alors que Donald Trump continue à proclamer haut et fort son innocence, les démocrates se font forts d'avoir « un dossier en béton ».

Soupçonné d’abus de pouvoir, Donald Trump serait déclaré coupable « en trois minutes chrono » par un jury s’il était devant un tribunal, a affirmé l’élu démocrate qui supervisera la rédaction des chefs d’accusation. Selon Jerry Nadler président de la commission judiciaire de la Chambre des représentants, « l’accusation au cœur (du dossier) est que le président a placé ses intérêts au-dessus de ceux du pays à plusieurs reprises et qu’il a demandé l’ingérence d’une puissance étrangère dans nos élections à plusieurs reprises ». Cela pose, a-t-il mis en garde, « un véritable danger pour le scrutin » présidentiel de novembre 2020.

Si le président de la commission judiciaire a affirmé dimanche avoir « un dossier en béton » contre Donald Trump, ce dernier a dénoncé une audition « bidon ».

Audition « Bidon », selon Trump

Donald Trump proclame son innocence et dénonce une enquête anticonstitutionnelle, une « mascarade » démocrate montée à charge contre lui avec laquelle il refuse de coopérer. Après deux mois d’enquête à la chambre basse et une quinzaine d’auditions, la commission judiciaire s’attellera cette semaine à la rédaction des chefs d’accusation visant le président. Elle commencera par entendre lundi, à partir de 9 heures, des représentants des groupes républicain et démocrate. Cette audition sera « bidon », a prédit dimanche Donald Trump.

Les démocrates pourraient ensuite, dans les prochains jours, retenir plusieurs chefs d’accusation: abus de pouvoir et corruption, entrave à la bonne marche du Congrès et entrave à la justice.

Cette nouvelle étape accélère la procédure vers un vote en séance plénière à la Chambre sur la mise en accusation (« impeachment » en anglais) du président, qui surviendra probablement avant Noël.

Compte tenu de la majorité démocrate, Donald Trump deviendra certainement le troisième président de l'histoire, après Andrew Johnson et Bill Clinton, mis en accusation au Congrès américain.

Mais il devrait ensuite être acquitté lors du procès politique qui sera organisé au Sénat, où les républicains sont majoritaires et le soutiennent largement.

Convocation de Joe Biden et de son fils Hunter

Les républicains accusent les démocrates d'aller trop vite, avec pour seul objectif de destituer Donald Trump car ils craignent de ne pas le battre lors de la présidentielle. Le président républicain, lui, jure de prendre sa revanche dans les urnes.

S'il est mis en accusation à la Chambre, le président pourra bénéficier d'une « procédure juste » au Sénat lors du procès, a affirmé sa porte-parole, martelant qu'il n'avait « rien fait de mal ».

Les républicains prendront alors les rênes de la procédure. Donald Trump veut qu'ils convoquent une batterie de démocrates, dont Joe Biden et son fils Hunter.

Alors que la commission des affaires judiciaires s'apprête cette semaine à rédiger le texte de la mise en accusation visant à destituer Donald Trump et qu'un vote de la Chambre des ­représentants est attendu d'ici à Noël, les trois mois du feuilleton politique que les États-Unis viennent de vivre n'ont pas fait bouger les lignes pour les démocrates.

En outre les auditions des témoins en direct à la télévision devant le Congrès n'ont pas nui dans les sondages à Donald Trump.

Britney Delsey pour DayNewsWorld

DONALD TRUMP CLOSE TO IMPEACHEMENT ?

Nearly two months of investigation, the Democrats spoke Tuesday "overwhelming evidence" that weigh against Donald Trump in the Ukrainian case. The president of the United States is indeed reproached for asking his counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Joe Biden, one of his possible political opponents for the presidential election in November 2020.

The Intelligence Committee of the House, which interviewed 15 witnesses, concludes that "the President has conditioned an invitation to the White House and military assistance to Ukraine to the announcement of investigations favorable to his campaign" and that he "hindered" the parliamentary investigations. Donald Trump would have "placed his personal and political interests above national interests, sought to undermine the integrity of the US electoral process and endangered national security," according to the document.

The report was sent Tuesday evening to the House Judiciary Committee, which is now tasked with drafting the president's possible indictments.

This commission, chaired by Democrat Jerry Nadler, a sworn enemy of the current tenant of the White House, Wednesday hearing experts constitutional law who will evaluate this case in light of what the US Constitution provides for the removal of his President: there must be talk of "treason, corruption or other crimes and major offenses". The commission should therefore debate at least four counts: abuse of power, corruption, obstruction of Congress and obstruction of justice

Articles drafted by the Judiciary Committee will then be submitted to the 431 elected representatives of the House of Representatives. This is strictly speaking what is called "impeachment": the formal indictment of the President of the United States.

With a simple majority and a Democratic majority in the House, Donald Trump is likely to become the third US president to be indicted after Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1998, both acquitted by the following .

But the final step, the trial - after the impeachment in the House of Representatives - takes place in the Senate with a Republican majority ... which is blocking behind the President.

Britney Delsey for DayNewsWorld

AMERICAN CELEBRITIES IN WAR

AGAINST CLIMATIC WARMING.

A few hours before the opening of the COP25 in Madrid, the former head of the American diplomacy John Kerry launched this Sunday, December 1 an initiative called "World War Zero", bringing together many personalities to make war on climate change.

"Improbable allies with a common mission"

"We are bringing together unlikely allies with a common mission: to push the world to respond to the climate crisis in the same way that we mobilized to win the Second World War," reads the coalition's website.

The British actress Emma Watson and the singer Sting are part of this coalition, just like the American Leonardo DiCaprio, engaged for twenty years in the defense of the environment. An initiative that is part of a broad mobilization of stars worried about the future of the planet, including Natalie Portman, Marion Cottillard or Brad Pitt.

Among the political figures, actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Republican governor of California or John Kasich, former Republican governor of Ohio, but also former Democratic President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

"No country does the work"

NK defended his initiative on the set of the NBC, said John Kerry said Sunday that these personalities with diverse political views had a desire in common: "to ensure that in America and around the world, people place this issue in top of their priorities »

For the former Secretary of State Barack Obama, "no country does the work" on climate change. "We must treat this as a war," he continued. "We will literally be talking to millions of Americans over the next few months and this will become a major issue," said the ardent advocate of the fight against climate change.

About sixty people would support this coalition whose budget is, for now, estimated at $ 500,000. John Kerry and other members will hold rallies across the United States starting January to discuss this issue.

One way to say that this fight is the most important for Humanity while the United States of Donald Trump are in the process of withdrawing from the Paris agreement.

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DONALD TRUMP'S DELETION THE WHITE HOUSE REFUSES TO PARTICIPATE IN A HEARING

The House of Representatives, with a Democratic majority, is starting the discussion this week to find out if the allegations against the US president are serious enough to warrant "impeachment".

The Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives had invited the President to participate in his work, either in person or through his lawyers.

But the White House refused, Sunday, December 1, 2019, to participate in a hearing in Congress while reserving the opportunity to intervene later.

"With regard to the hearing of 4 December 2019, we can not legitimately wait until we participate, while the names of the witnesses have not been made public and it remains doubtful that the judicial commission offers a fair procedure," he said. responded White House lawyer Pat Cipollone in a letter to the elected Democrat Jerry Nadler who chairs this commission.

"But if you really decided to oversee a fair procedure in the future, we could consider participating" in your work, the lawyer adds, denouncing "deep procedural shortcomings" that he believes violate his rights. Donald Trump

The indictment is part of a telephone conversation between the President of the United States and his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky, on July 25. The Democratic opposition accuses him of having abused his powers to promote his campaign of re-election, including freezing a military aid of nearly 400 million dollars for this country at war with Russia. During this conversation, Donald Trump called for the opening of investigations against a political opponent in exchange for a visit to the White House and military aid.

After two months of investigation, the House of Representatives, controlled by the Democrats, begins this week the legal debate to know if the allegations against the President are serious enough to justify his impeachment for impeachment.

The judicial commission is due to kick off this reflection on Wednesday during a hearing with specialists of the Constitution.

The "Ukrainegate", however, does not affect the popularity of the tenant of the White House...

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TODAY'S PARTY THANKSGIVING

The fourth Thursday of November is a holiday for us Americans: the opportunity to eat a stuffed turkey family.

Yum the beautiful baked golden turkey, the pumpkin tart pie ...

But let's not forget the commemoration of this holiday. Literally, "Thanksgiving" means "Thanksgiving". It commemorates the welcome received by settler pilgrims from Plymouth (England) from natives of the New World in the 17th century.

In 1620 Pilgrim Fathers landed in what is now New England where they established a colony called Plymouth, named after the port they had left in Europe, fleeing the regime imposed by the 'England.

The natives then pass on their knowledge of fishing and planting. As a thank you, the governor of the colony invites them to share a festive meal: the first Thanksgiving.

The American date is definitively stopped by Abraham Lincoln in 1863, during the civil war, on the fourth Thursday of November, a public holiday day.

In addition to the family feast, parades are organized in many major cities following the premiere organized in 1924 by the Marcy's chain of stores in New York and still exists today.

Oh, but the fate of these turkeys has yet piqued more than one.

President John Fitzgerald Kennedy to make the decision to pardon one of them:

"We will let it live," he said A tradition that continues.

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TOWARD A DUEL BETWEEN TWO BILLIONS

AT THE AMERICAN PRESIDENTIAL ?

Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York (United States), dreams of facing Donald Trump in the next US presidential election in 2020 with millions of dollars. Are we heading towards a duel at the top between two septuagenarians, two New York billionaires?

For now, it's official, Michael Bloomberg is a candidate for the US presidential election. to the Democratic primaries.

Bloomberg, the man the New York Times said in 2013 that he had paid to be the mayor of New York is preparing today to do the same to become president of the United States?

The billionaire has already spent nearly 35 million dollars (31.8 million euros) for a week of advertising.

And invests more on television than all of its competitors combined.

Sitting on a fortune of more than 50 billion dollars (45.4 billion euros), he warned that he would spend all that will be necessary to win without accepting external contributions.

In fact he adopts the same strategy as his rival and billionaire, Donald Trump four years ago.

As the current tenant of the White House, he promised to self-finance his campaign.

Like the Republican elected he will not take a salary if he arrives at the presidency.

President Philanthropist, pleased to show the extent of his generosity which will consist in spending up to $ 1 billion to defeat Donald Trump.

But will Bloomberg's fortune, the 9th richest man in the world according to Forbes magazine and seventeen times richer than Donald Trump, be enough to make a name for him?

Certainly, the philanthropist has made himself known to Americans for his financial support to Democratic candidates, his fight against global warming-last year he made a check for $ 4.5 million to the UN Framework Convention. on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to compensate for the US exit from the Paris Agreement and its fight against weapons. But he is far from the celebrity gained by Trump as a reality star.

Above all, before confronting his alter ego, Bloomberg must already win in his own camp. But he is much less popular with the general public than his rival Joe Biden, seen as close to the moderate middle class even if he already insists on his story of middle-class child who made a fortune in finance and media before to be elected three times mayor of New York from 2001.

In addition the Democrats may not appreciate this billionaire who finances his own election campaigns especially as the electoral strategy of the latter, turning in 2016 started by Bernie Sanders in campaign, refuses all donations greater than 200 dollars. And to the democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to establish in the political video the most seen so far the corruption of the American political life by the "dark money".

On the bottom, Michael Bloomberg sees himself as an alternative to Joe Biden, the former vice president of Obama, which he considers too weak to win, and as a bulwark against the very progressive ideas of Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders .

The former mayor of New York is worried that Joe Biden will be overtaken by Wall Street wall-scapegoers, two senators, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, who are judged to be left-wing, denouncing a "corrupt" system by Wall Street. billionaires and big business. But the Democratic Party, more and more left for a few years, needs a new centrist candidate?

The one who did not become a Democrat until 2018 - he had left the party in 2001 - and who in 2011 claimed that the real estate mogul, "New York icon", was a "friend" would go to Republicans perhaps better than the Democrats...

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld
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TEMOIGNAGES  DE DIPLOMATES DANS LA PROCEDURE DE DESTITUTION DE DONALD TRUMP

L'ambassadrice américaine en Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, et un diplomate employé de cette même ambassade ont témoigné vendredi dans le cadre de la procédure de destitution visant Donald Trump. Les deux ont chargé le président des Etats-Unis , accusé par l'opposition d'abus de pouvoir et de pression.

Durant son audition de cinq heures Marie Yovanovitch a livré un témoignage saisissant au Congrès américain dans le cadre de l'enquête en destitution visant Donald Trump. La diplomate, rappelée en urgence à Washington en mai dernier sur ordre du président, a notamment confié à quel point elle avait été affectée par une « campagne de désinformation » menée selon elle par l'avocat personnel de Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani. Elle a décrit comment elle a été victime d’une campagne de calomnie à Washington et à Kiev, mettant en cause ses capacités professionnelles. Elle a expliqué les circonstances dans lesquelles elle a été finalement rappelée à Washington sans explications en mai 2019, par un simple coup de téléphone, quelques jours avant la cérémonie d’entrée en fonction du nouveau président ukrainien Zelensky. .

« Je ne mets évidemment pas en doute le droit du président de rappeler un ambassadeur à tout moment pour n'importe quelle raison, mais je me demande pourquoi il était nécessaire de salir ma réputation sans fondement », a expliqué celle qui est toujours rattachée au Département d'Etat mais désormais enseignante à la prestigieuse université de Georgetown, à Washington. « Je ne voulais pas finir ma carrière comme cela », a-t-elle lancé.

Elle a raconté ensuite comment elle a vu se mettre en place un réseau diplomatique parallèle, composé par l’avocat personnel de Trump, Rudy Giuliani et l’ambassadeur américain auprès de l’Union Européenne Gordon Sondland.

Elle a enfin expliqué comment elle a été «choquée», et «dévastée» quand elle avait découvert qu’elle avait été citée par Donald Trump dans sa conversation du 25 juillet avec son homologue ukrainien: «L’ancienne ambassadeur américaine, la femme, c’était une mauvaise nouvelle», avait dit Trump à Zelensky, «il va lui arriver des choses».

«Les gens qui m’ont vu lire la transcription ont vu mon visage perdre toutes ses couleurs», a -t-elle dit. Marie Yovanovitch n’a cependant pas apporté d’éléments nouveaux sur l’enquête.

Cette audition a été marquée par les interventions en direct du président américain jugées intimidantes par la témoin. Donald Trump a ainsi publiquement remis en cause trente années de carrière de la diplomate, pourtant réputée pour son intégrité.

« Partout où Marie Yovanovitch est passée, les choses ont mal tourné ». « Elle a débuté en Somalie, et regardez comment ça s'est terminé », a-t-il ajouté en référence à ce pays de la Corne de l'Afrique plongé dans le chaos depuis 1991.

Les démocrates ont alors dénoncé une pression sur un témoin qui pourrait alimenter le dossier d'accusation contre le président des Etats-Unis.

Un autre diplomate révèle cependant une conversation téléphonique qui pourrait impliquer davantage Donald Trump. Au cours d'une autre audition survenue également vendredi au Congrès, mais cette fois menée à huis clos, le diplomate américain David Holmes a en effet évoqué une conversation que l'ambassadeur américain auprès de l'Union européenne Gordon Sondland, assis auprès de lui, aurait eu avec Donald Trump depuis un restaurant de la capitale ukrainienne.

Cet échange aurait eu lieu le 26 juillet, soit le lendemain de l'appel controversé de Donald Trump à son homologue ukrainien. Gordon Sondland aurait alors dit au milliardaire républicain qu'il avait Volodymyr Zelensky « dans (sa) poche », selon une copie de la déclaration liminaire de David Holmes vendredi obtenue par CNN. « Est-ce qu'il va donc enquêter? », sur Joe Biden, aurait alors demandé le président des Etats-Unis ce jour-là, avant de se voir répondre que le président ukrainien était prêt à faire « tout » ce qu'il lui demandait. L'employé de l'ambassade a cependant indiqué n'avoir pas pris de notes de la conversation.

Un témoignage qui pourrait éventuellement mettre à mal les arguments des républicains selon lesquels l'opposition démocrate ne dispose que d'une preuve directe dans l'enquête visant à destituer Donald Trump : la retranscription de son appel avec le président ukrainien, que le milliardaire estime « parfait ».

Joanne Courbet pour DayNewsWorld

ACT II OF THE  IMPEACHMENT PROCEDURE

AGAINST DONALD TRUMP

After a first phase behind closed doors, the second act of impeachment against Donald Trump opens this Wednesday in the US Congress.

The hearings of key witnesses of the Ukrainian case become public and will be broadcast on television.

Democrats accuse Donald Trump of pressuring Kiev to investigate his rival in the presidential Joe Biden.

A vote on impeachment could take place by the end of the year and be followed by a trial in the Senate in early 2020.

Witnesses have already testified behind closed doors that Donald Trump had conditioned military aid to Ukraine on the opening of an investigation into the family of Democratic nomination candidate Joe Biden, whose son sat on the council. administration of a gas company in the country, Burisma.

He also asked Kiev to consider a possible Ukrainian interference in the 2016 US presidential election, which would have been wrongly attributed to Russia according to the president.

Bill Taylor, the charge d'affaires in Kiev, said that the White House had made clear to President Zelensky that the release of the aid would take place when he announced publicly that an investigation was opened on the son of Joe Biden or Alexander Vindman, member of the National Security Council, who testified that an invitation to the White House was also conditioned to the opening of the investigation demanded by Donald Trump.

For Democrats, it would be abuse of power for personal purposes and intelligence with a foreign power for re-election.

Two diplomats are due to speak on Wednesday: Kiev's chargé d'affaires, William Taylor, and a senior State Department official, George Kent.

If testimonies in front of the cameras, repeated in loop on Twitter, can have more impact on the opinion opinion than a written declaration, for the moment the impeachment divides deeply the American opinion: 52% of the Americans support the impeachment survey and 45% are opposed to it, according to the FiveThirtyEight average.

It's even tighter for impeachment, with 47% for and 45% against.

The dismissal procedure against the current president is still in its infancy.

Some Democrats in the House have heard voices to speed things up, leading to impeachment "before the New Year".

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld
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MICHAEL BLOOMBERG AUX PRIMAIRES

POUR LA PRESIDENTIELLE AMERICAINE 2020 ?

A trois mois des premières primaires pour la présidentielle 2020, l'ancien maire de New-York Michael Bloomberg n'exclut plus de briguer l'investiture démocrate, ont annoncé plusieurs médias américains jeudi 7 novembre.

Le septuagénaire, président fondateur de l'agence d'informations financières qui porte son nom, avait annoncé en mars qu'il ne se présenterait pas, au vu des nombreux candidats démocrates déjà dans la course et pour ne pas saper les chances de l'ex-vice-président Joe Biden, l'un des démocrates les plus centristes.

Mais l'ancien maire de New York serait inquiet de voir Joe Biden rattrapé par les candidats pourfendeurs de Wall Street, que sont les deux sénateurs Bernie Sanders et Elizabeth Warren, jugés trop à gauches, dénonçant notamment un système « corrompu » par Wall Street, les milliardaires et les grandes entreprises.

Selon des sources proches de l'homme d'affaires, citées notamment par le New York Times et CNN, il rassemble désormais les signatures nécessaires au dépôt de sa candidature dans l'Etat de l'Alabama (sud), qui requiert des candidats qu'ils s'enregistrent au plus tard ce vendredi.

Le 9e homme le plus riche du monde selon le magazine Forbes a déjà envisagé de se présenter comme indépendant lors de la présidentielle 2016, avant d'abandonner, de peur de diviser les démocrates face à Donald Trump.

Il n'a pour le moment pas officiellement confirmé les informations concernant son enregistrement dans l'Alabama.

Sa décision pourrait peser sur la course à l'investiture démocrate, encore très ouverte avec 17 candidats. Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren et Bernie Sanders sont en tête de peloton, mais l'homme de 77 ans a l'avantage d'être connu des Américains pour son soutien financier aux candidats démocrates, sa lutte contre le réchauffement climatique -l'année dernière, il a fait un chèque de 4,5 millions de dollars à la Convention-cadre des Nations unies sur les changements climatiques (CCNUCC) pour compenser la sortie des Etats-Unis de l'Accord de Paris- ,  et son combat contre les armes. De plus, milliardaire, il n'aurait pas besoin de lever des fonds pour sa campagne présidentielle

Mais Michael Boomberg n'a pas encore pris sa décision.

Britney Delsey pour DayNewsWorld
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REVERS ELECTORAUX CUISANTS

POUR DONALD TRUMP

A UN AN DE LA PRESIDENTIELLE

Le président Donald Trump, qui s’est personnellement impliqué dans les campagnes électorales locales, a subi un sévère revers dans les Etats du Kentucky comme de Virginie.

En meeting lundi soir dans l'Etat conservateur du Kentucky, le milliardaire républicain avait montré du doigt les médias qu'il n'apprécie pas, dénonçant leur aptitude à pointer ses erreurs. Et il avait eu ces mots prémonitoires lundi soir, en appelant ses partisans dans l'Etat conservateur du Kentucky à aller voter :

«Si on perd, cela envoie un très mauvais message ».Vingt-quatre heures plus tard, c'est le candidat démocrate Andy Beshear, qui arrachait la victoire au gouverneur sortant républicain, alors que Donald Trump avait remporté cet Etat avec une écrasante avance de 30 points sur sa rivale démocrate Hillary Clinton en 2016.

Le démocrate doit notamment son succès à la forte mobilisation des banlieues plutôt aisées des grandes villes.

«Les résultats ont donné de nouvelles preuves d'une division qui se creuse entre les régions rurales et urbaines», estiment ainsi les analystes du site spécialisé FiveThirtyEight, Nathaniel Rakich et Geoffrey Skelley.

Les démocrates ont dans le même temps aussi repris, pour la première fois en 25 ans, le contrôle des deux chambres de l'Assemblée de Virginie. Dans cet Etat, ils tenaient déjà le poste de gouverneur et ils s'emparant ainsi de tous les grands leviers du pouvoir. La campagne a été marquée notamment par le débat sur les armes à feu dans cet Etat frappé par une tuerie en mai.

« Cette victoire historique devrait faire trembler Donald Trump et tous les républicains », a réagi le président du parti démocrate, Tom Perez.

À un an de la présidentielle américaine la popularité de Donald Trump semblerait pâtir notamment de la procédure de destitution engagée par les démocrates à cause de l'affaire ukrainienne...

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TOWARDS A DESTITUTION OF DONALD TRUMP ?

Would Donald Trump have blackmailed military aid to Ukraine in exchange for information about his potential opponent in the presidential election Joe Biden ?

This is what the US Congress will try to find out by opening an impeachment procedure against the president which will allow including public hearings and televised witnesses.

On Thursday, October 31, 2019, the House of Representatives, with a Democratic majority, therefore adopted a resolution giving a formal framework to investigations by 232 votes in favor against 196 votes. The impeachment procedure thus passed its first test in Congress, more than twenty years after the last vote that opened such a procedure against Bill Clinton.

This crucial new step in the investigation into "the Ukrainian affair" was denounced by Donald Trump who sees it as "the biggest witch hunt in American history".

The Republican House Leader, Kevin McCarthy, believes that today "is a dark day, remembered as a moment when a political party tried not only to change the results of the last election, but also to influence the next "while for the leader of the Democrats at Nancy Pelosi" the Americans will be able to hear live how the president abused his powers ".,

The latter relies on the retransmission of new hearings to influence opinion, while currently only about half of Americans support the removal of Donald Trump. Did the polls on support for the Nixon impeachment process not increase by 10 points after the television broadcast of these interrogations ?

Up to now interrogations of personalities have been conducted behind closed doors. The Democrats have already heard from a dozen White House diplomats and advisers, some of whom have delivered damning accounts of pressure from relatives of the president, including his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, on Kiev to obtain embarrassing information about Joe Biden and his son Hunter. A White House advisor, Tim Morrison, heard this Thursday, 31 would have even witnessed the pressures exerted by Donald Trump on Kiev, putting a significant US military aid in the balance.

But these closed-door hearings were strongly criticized by the president and his entourage who accused the Democrats of distilling selected elements. They also criticized the Democrats for violating Donald Trump's rights to defend himself and move forward without ever having a vote. So wish that the Democrats have thus granted this 31st of October.

With this resolution the president and his entourage can no longer keep the same line of defense.

Indeed this resolution not only provides for the organization of public hearings and broadcast on television but also allows Republicans to call their own witnesses during the investigation phase supervised by the Intelligence Committee.

The text then provides for the transfer of evidence to the Judiciary Committee which will be responsible for drafting the articles of indictment of the President. At this point, "the participation of the president and his lawyers will be allowed," according to a copy of the text.

Donald Trump's defense will be able to request further testimony or documents, cross-examine and submit objections. But if the president refuses to cooperate with congressional requests, his demands may be denied.

The American Constitution gives only the outline for dismissing a president: in the House of Representatives it is the responsibility to indict him, in the Senate to judge him.

The upper house being a Republican majority, dismissal seems unlikely.

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld

PICTURES OF THE RAID AGAINST THE TERRORIST

ABU BAKR AL-BAGHADADI

The United States has released photos and videos of the US military operation conducted on October 26 against the leader of Daesh.

A "perfectly executed" raid, according to the Pentagon. The US military unveiled on Wednesday first footage and videos of its commando operation in Syria that resulted in the death of Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, five other members of the jihadist group, and two "young children."

During the raid, Donald Trump was able to follow the evolution of the situation live thanks to the soldiers' on-board cameras.

The Pentagon has broadcast several photos and video clips where we see a dozen soldiers approach, in the night from Saturday to Sunday, the compound of the complex where the jihadist leader was staying in a village in the northwest of the Syria.

We also see drone strikes against the complex.

The Pentagon has made some clarifications about the progress of the operation. Thus, when Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi detonated the bomb he was carrying in the tunnel in which he was cornered, the detonation killed, in addition to himself, two young children, and not three like the American authorities. initially stated it.

"In addition to the two children," "six Daesh members died in total" during the raid: "four women and two men including Baghadi," said General Kenneth McKenzie, chief of the US Central Command. The women were "threatening" and wearing explosive vests. Eleven other children had been "protected by the assault forces" and two men captured. Electronic equipment and documents in "substantial" quantities have been seized.

Other unidentified fighters were killed in the area when they opened fire on US helicopters, said the general without providing the number.

As for the dog-soldier praised as an "American hero" by President Donald Trump, who preceded the military in the tunnel, he was wounded by electric wires laid bare by the detonation provoked by the jihadist leader, but he is ready to resume service.

The DNA of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was taken from the debris and later compared with that obtained during his stay in a prison in Iraq in 2004, confirming "without a shadow of a doubt" that he he was acting well.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's remains were "submerged at sea according to the laws of war within 24 hours of his death," he added.

Once completed, the complex was "destroyed" to prevent it from becoming "a place of pilgrimage," General McKenzie added.

Alize Marion for DayNewsWorld

BAGHDADI, THE HEAD OF DAECH,

IS DEATH LIKE A DOG

The US president confirmed Sunday the death of the self-proclaimed leader of the Islamic State terrorist group during a US military operation in northwestern Syria.

US President Donald Trump on Sunday announced the death of Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi during a US military operation in northwestern Syria.

"Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead," Donald Trump said in a speech from the White House.

"The United States has shot down the world's first terrorist," said Donald Trump, who thanked some countries such as Russia, Iraq, Turkey and Syria, the first two for allowing unhindered the flow of forces. American specials by the airs. He also thanked the Kurds who helped lead the operation started two weeks ago.

The leader of the jihadist group, cornered by US forces, took refuge in a tunnel dug in a house for his protection with three of his children. "He walked the tunnel while our dogs pursued him," said Donald Trump. Then he blew himself up with his "jacket" laden with explosives, killing himself and his three children.

He died like a dog. He died like a coward

"He is not dead like a hero. He died like a dog. He died like a coward, "said the president of the United States. "This brute spent his last hours in panic, fear and terror, terrified by the American force falling on him. "

Public appearance in 2014

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has not given any sign of life since an audio recording broadcast in November 2016, after the start of the Iraqi offensive to retake Mosul in which he exhorted his men to fight to the point of martyrdom.

It was in Mosul that the IS leader made his only known public appearance, in July 2014, at al-Nouri mosque.

Wearing a turban and black coat, with a grizzled beard, he had called on all Muslims to pledge allegiance to him after having been appointed head of the caliphate proclaimed by his group over the vast territories conquered in Iraq and neighboring Syria.

His real name is Ibrahim Awad al-Badri, the head of the IS was born in 1971 in a poor family in the Baghdad region. Passionate about football, he failed to become a lawyer and military before studying theology.

It was during the US invasion of Iraq in 2003 that he created a small jihadist group with little radiation before being arrested and imprisoned in the gigantic prison of Bucca.

Released for lack of evidence, he joined a Sunni guerrilla group under al-Qaeda and took the lead a few years later. Taking advantage of the chaos of the civil war, his fighters settled in Syria in 2013 before a blazing offensive in Iraq.

The group, renamed Islamic State, is supplanting Al Qaeda, while its initial military successes and carefully crafted propaganda have attracted thousands of followers around the world.

The military operation is the largest one targeting a senior jihadist leader since the death of Osama Bin Laden, the al-Qaeda leader killed by US special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 2, 2011.

Alize Marion for DayNewsWorld
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DESTITUTION: GUERRE OUVERTE

ENTRE L'EXECUTIF AMERICAIN ET LE CONGRES

Le feuilleton continue au Congrès américain.

Alors que les démocrates se sont jetés le 24 septembre dans la course à la destitution de Donald Trump, ce dernier a tout simplement fait savoir son refus de coopérer avec le Congrès dans le cadre de la procédure d’impeachment.

Le président américain a en effet reçu, vendredi, une injonction officielle lui ordonnant de fournir, avant le 18 octobre, des documents concernant son appel téléphonique de juillet avec Volodymyr Zelensky.

Les démocrates veulent déterminer dans quelle mesure le président américain a fait pression sur son homologue ukrainien Volodymyr Zelensky lors d’un échange téléphonique afin qu’il cherche des informations compromettantes sur son rival Joe Biden aux présidentielles.

Une réponse juridique valable

La réponse sans appel de Pat Cipollone, avocat de la présidence, donne les raisons de ce refus. «Étant donné que votre demande n’a pas de fondement constitutionnel légitime ou le moindre semblant d’impartialité (...), le pouvoir exécutif ne peut être tenu d’y participer», a-t-il rappelé.L'avocat met en exergue l’absence de vote formel à la Chambre pour déclencher ce processus de destitution, vote pourtant obligatoire pour ouvrir une mise en accusation du président.

La Maison Blanche est dans son droit. Un argument d'ordre juridique incontestable.

« Un tribunal bidon » de « kangourous », selon Donald Trump

La Maison Blanche a notamment signifié son refus de coopérer en interdisant à l’ambassadeur Gordon Sondland, un « acteur-clé » dans l’affaire ukrainienne, de témoigner. Venu de Bruxelles pour participer volontairement à l’audition, Gordon Sondland a été informé au milieu de la nuit par le département d’Etat qu’il ne devait pas s’y présenter. Donald Trump a justifié cet arbitrage en qualifiant les auditions du Congrès de « tribunal bidon ».

La contre-attaque républicaine

De leur côté les Républicains ont décidé de contra-attaquer. Lindsey Graham, un grand allié du président au Sénat, a annoncé mardi qu’il comptait inviter l’avocat personnel de Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, à témoigner sur des affaires présumées de « corruption » en Ukraine en vue d'étayer les soupçons de corruption contre Joe Biden en Ukraine. Pas sûr alors que le camp démocrate en sorte grandi.

Le pari des démocrates d'ouvrir une procédure de destitution se présente bien comme de plus en plus risqué.

Garett Skyport pour DayNewsWorld
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IMPEACHMENT LA CONTRE-ATTAQUE DE

DONALD TRUMP APRES L'UKRAINE, LA CHINE

Sous le coup d’une procédure de destitution pour avoir sollicité son homologue Volodymyr Zelensky. afin d’obtenir des informations compromettantes sur son rival Joe Biden, et sur les affaires de son fils Hunter en Ukraine, voilà que le président américain fait la même demande, mais cette fois devant les caméras de télévision-et non plus au cours d'une conversation téléphonique privée- et à l’adresse de la Chine.

« La Chine devrait lancer une enquête sur les Biden, parce que ce qui s’est passé en Chine est aussi grave que ce qui s’est passé en Ukraine », a estimé jeudi 3 octobre 2019 Donald Trump avant de monter dans son hélicoptère pour un déplacement en Floride.

Hunter Biden a siégé au conseil d’administration d’une entreprise gazière ukrainienne de 2014 à 2019. Il a investi en Chine dans des activités de conseil en 2013, quand son père occupait le poste de vice-président (2009-2017). Et  son père Joe Biden, alors vice-président, aurait obtenu en 2016 le limogeage d’un procureur ukrainien qui enquêtait sur les activités en Ukraine de son fils Hunter...

Mais pourquoi une telle contre-attaque ?

Ultime provocation de la part du locataire de la Maison Blanche ou fuite en avant ?

Chez les républicains, cette déclaration n’a suscité aucun commentaire.

Les démocrates ont, par contre, très vite réagi.« Vous ne pouvez pas extorquer des gouvernements étrangers pour vous aider à être réélu », a aussitôt tweeté le démocrate et ancien vice-président Joe Biden alors qu' Kamala Harris, ancienne procureure de Californie et candidate aux primaires démocrates, a aussitôt demandé que les transcriptions des appels téléphoniques entre Donald Trump et le président chinois soient versées au dossier de la procédure de destitution.

Alors que Donald Trump lançait son appel à la Chine, la Chambre des représentants entendaient à huis clos, l’envoyé spécial des Etats-Unis pour l’Ukraine, le diplomate Kurt Volker, qui a démissionné de ses fonctions le 27 septembre et qui aurait joué un rôle dans l'affaire en question. Volker se serait en effet rendu le lendemain de l’appel Trump-Zelensky afin de « donner des conseils aux autorités ukrainiennes sur la manière de ''composer'' avec les demandes du président ». Ou plus clairement comment donner des informations compromettantes sur Hunter Biden. Les démocrates estiment que le locataire de la Maison Blanche a abusé de son pouvoir à des fins personnelles et cherchent à établir dans quelle mesure il a eu recours aux moyens de l’Etat.

L’intégrité du président pourrait certes être affectée avant les élections mais Donald Trump a échappé jusqu'ici aux accusations de violation de la loi électorale et d’obtention du soutien de la Russie pour gagner l’élection présidentielle ainsi qu ' aux accusations d'avoir  payé une actrice pornographique en échange du silence.

De plus, il.est peu probable que le locataire de la Maison Blanche soit destitué de ses fonctions dans le cadre de la composition actuelle du Sénat américain, majoritairement républicain.

Et  au milliardaire de publier jeudi soir qu’« en tant que président des Etats-Unis, j’ai le droit absolu, voire même le devoir, d’enquêter ou de faire enquêter sur la corruption, même si cela inclut de demander ou de suggérer à d’autres pays de nous aider ! », a-t-il tweeté jeudi soir.
Pas sûr que les démocrates apprécient cette surenchère.

La course à la Maison Blanche est bien lancée avec son lot de coups bas.

Garett Skyport pour DayNewsWorld

CANDACE OWENS

AMERICAN BLACK AND TRUMPIST

This thirty-year-old American black woman is shaking up all the codes of politics: yes, one can be black and right. With Marion Maréchal, she was the guest of honor at the convention of the right.

It was by chance that Candace Owens, a journalist by training, came to politics. Scandalized by the way the media treat Donald Trump during his campaign, he is experiencing a strong conviction. "He had never been accused of racism before applying to the White House.

It became clear to me that racism was used to manipulate black voting. She told a confrere. According to her, black Americans must turn away from the Democratic party that keeps them in a victim position.

It promotes "Blexit" - to understand "Black-exit" -, the Democrats only bringing racial issues into the political debate for electoral purposes.

This, "to avoid focusing on the real other problems," she explained. She also explains it in her book Blackout : How Black America Can Escape From the Democratic Plantation. "

In April 2018 in Los Angeles, she will go so far as to compare the members of the Black Lives Matter anti-racist movement to "a gang of chouineurs kids who pretend to be oppressed," the singer Kanye West will then say on Twitter "to love his way of thinking".

A veteran youtubeuse, she knows how to use her image and social networks to spread her conservative ideas, ranging from anti-abortion or defense of the port of arms to nationalism against globalization.

Donald Trump's unwavering support, Candace Owens said a few days ago in the US Congress, that white supremacism and white nationalism were not really problems for American minorities, unlike the lack of education, poverty, illegal immigration in particular.

Theses that defeat all clichés racial and controversial across the Atlantic .

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld

REMOVAL OF DONALD TRUMP

THE EXPLOSIVE REPORT OF THE ALERTE LAUNCHER

The scandal rocking the White House escalated on Thursday with the release of a whistleblower's charges, whose identity was not revealed. He accuses the White House of keeping secret the appeal in which the US President asked his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate his political rival Joe Biden and his son Hunter who worked from 2014 within of a Ukrainian gas group. Democrats have stepped up to denounce immediately a desire to "stifle" the case and asking loudly for the removal of the president who is unlikely to succeed.

"The Ukrainian president said that I had not forced him to do anything wrong. There can be no better testimony than that, "tweeted on his side Thursday night Donald Trump. "The future of the country is at stake," said the White House tenant who has been denouncing for two days "the worst witch hunt in US history."

A phone call between two heads of state locked

It is a July 25 telephone call between Donald Trump and Volodymyr Zelensky that raises the alarm of a mysterious whistleblower, a member of the intelligence services. The latter then transmits, in early August, a report on this call. The president "used the capabilities of his office to solicit the interference of a foreign country in the election of 2020", he denounces in this document, made public after a standoff between Congress and the executive.

In the days following this exchange White House lawyers "intervened to" lock "all records related to the phone call," he adds, including ordering to keep them in a "separate electronic system" of the one used usually. For lu i, this proves that the entourage of the president "understood the seriousness of what had happened"

The whistleblower also returns to the consequences of the call. According to him, Donald Trump's lawyer, who is none other than the former mayor of New York Rudolph Giuliani and whom the president specifically mentions in his conversation as a possible intermediary, met an emissary of Zelensky in Madrid on 2 August. A meeting described by US officials as "a direct result" of the conversation between the two presidents about the "cases" they had talked about.

The whistleblower, considered "credible" by the inspector general of intelligence services, said he had not directly attended the call, but had exchanged with more than half a dozen officials "very disturbed" by the 'exchange. According to the New York Times, this is a CIA employee, a time away from the White House.

Military aid temporarily frozen by Donald Trump

In addition, the telephone conversation between Trump and Zelensky, published the day before by the White House, called the Democrats who considered it "overwhelming", especially the passage where Donald Trump stresses that the United States was "very, very good for Ukraine "without it being" necessarily reciprocal ", before mentioning Joe Biden and the affairs in Ukraine of his son Hunter. "It would be great if you could look into it," he told Volodymyr Zelensky, a political novice elected in April at the helm of his country heavily dependent on US support.

But a few days before the call between the two leaders, Donald Trump had frozen nearly 400 million dollars in aid to Kiev, which were finally released in early September. Democrats suspect him of using this lever to put pressure on Zelensky.

If the White House downplays the report, "a compilation of third-hand accounts and news articles" that shows "nothing inappropriate", Nancy Pelosi's investigation must be conducted "to clarify the facts" .

" The president's contempt for the Constitution is becoming more evident every day," said Nancy Pelosi, Democrat leader.

Garett Skyport for DayNewsWorld

IMPEACHMENT PROCEDURE AGAINST

DONALD TRUMP OR PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT

Would Donald Trump have put pressure on the Ukrainian president to investigate the son of Joe Biden, his rival for the 2020 presidential elections? Worse, would he have used US aid as a bargaining chip ?

This is the question that the Democrats are asking and which could well provoke the impeachment procedure.

Their congressional leader, Nancy Pelosi, announced on Tuesday evening, September 24, the opening of a formal investigation - a first step toward a possible vote in the House for a dismissal of Donald Trump who "betrayed his oath of office, (their) national security and the integrity of their (their) elections. "The president must be held responsible for his actions. Nobody is above the law. A little earlier, in a conference, she summed up: "He has made the non-respect of the law a virtue. Before adding: "We do not ask foreign governments to help in elections. "

For his part, the tenant of the White House indicated that he had authorized the publication of his conversation with Volodymyr Zelensky.

"I am currently at the United Nations where I represent our country, but I have authorized the publication tomorrow (Wednesday) of the complete and declassified transcript of my telephone conversation with the Ukrainian President. You will see that it was a very friendly call and not at all out of place. No pressure, unlike Joe Biden and his son, NO quid pro quo, "tweeted Donald Trump from New York.

At the origin of this investigation was a telephone call by Donald Trump on July 25 to his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky, and a whistleblower.

On 9 September, the inspector general of intelligence services informed the Congress that he had been seized a month earlier an "urgent" problem by a "credible" whistleblower, himself information. But the administration of Donald Trump has refused to convey to parliamentarians the content of this report.

The US media then investigated this mysterious whistleblower who found "troubling" the content of this September 25 phone conversation between Donald Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart. Accused of many leaks, the US president admitted Sunday that he spoke in this interview the favorite of the Democratic primary for the presidential 2020, Joe Biden, and his son Hunter.

But a few days before this exchange, Donald Trump ordered the freezing of nearly $ 400 million of military aid to Ukraine.

The Democratic opposition suspects him of using the funds to push Zelensky to launch an investigation into the corruption of Hunter Biden, a member for several years on the board of a Ukrainian gas group, to dirty his father.

"I put no pressure on" Ukraine, Donald Trump retorted. The latter claims to have blocked this aid to encourage other Western countries to contribute to the military budget of Ukraine.

If the candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination for the 2020 presidential election are, for the most part, in favor of launching a procedure for the removal of the US president, some fear that this fight will not be that of the voters, or even be against "The priority of the Democratic House is not to improve the lives of Americans, but the three-year fixation on the impeachment," mocked Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell.

In any case, it is unlikely that Donald Trump will lose his place. The Senate must be sentenced to a two-thirds majority. But the Republicans, who support it thoroughly, control the upper house.

Garett Skyport for DayNewsWorld

EXPLOSIVE REPORTING FOR

THE WHITE HOUSE ?

A mysterious whistleblower has sparked a keen interest among Democrats in worrying about some exchanges between the US president and a foreign leader.

The Washington Post and the New York Times both claim that the whistleblower was worried about trade-offs between Donald Trump and a foreign leader, whom the US president reportedly made "a troubling promise".

The two dailies added that part of the report concerns Ukraine.

And the refusal of the acting Director of National Intelligence (DNI), Joseph Maguire, to send the report to the committee of the House of Representatives controlled by the Democrats, raises questions. Some see the intervention of the White House. For Nancy Pelosi, Democratic president of the lower house of Congress, this information "raises serious and urgent issues for our national security".

Relations between Ukraine and the White House

The elected representatives of the Congress had, before this affair exploded, already opened a parliamentary inquiry into relations between the White House and Ukraine. Congressional officials are also considering a telephone conversation in July between the US president and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Donald Trump, during this appeal, encouraged "about eight times" the Ukrainian president to investigate the son of Joe Biden and to collaborate to do this with his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

Second son of the former senator, Hunter Biden worked for a Ukrainian gas group from 2014, when his father was vice president of Barack Obama. In an interview Thursday night, Donald Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, acknowledged having asked Kiev to investigate the son of Joe Biden, Hunter. Rudy Giuliani added that he had asked Ukraine to "examine the allegations (...) that indirectly implicated Joe Biden in a big corruption case".

"It's a partial whistleblower"

The President of the United States rejected, Friday, September 20, the charges of a whistleblower against him.

" It's ridiculous ! It's a partial whistleblower, "said Donald Trump from the Oval Office, while assuring that he does not know his identity.

"I have had conversations with many leaders, they are always irreproachable," he continued angrily. Did he specifically mention Joe Biden with the Ukrainian president?

"What I talked about does not matter," he said, adding that "someone should look into Joe Biden," who could be his big rival in the 2020 presidential election.

Donald Trump's statements against the whistleblower have outraged the Democratic leaders of four powerful congressional commissions, who have denounced a "shameless attempt" of intimidation that "may have a deterrent effect on future whistleblowers," he said. with serious consequences for our democracy and national security ".

They called on the White House to deliver "immediately" the contents of the report made by the whistleblower to the Intelligence Committee.

Alyson Braxton for DayNewsWorld

TOWARDS A DELETION OF DONALD TRUMP

The Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives, controlled by the Democrats, is due to launch on Thursday, 12 September, a preliminary inquiry to determine whether or not to initiate an impeachment procedure against the tenant of the White House.

A little over a year from the presidential election, are the Democrats ready to initiate a dismissal procedure against Donald Trump?

If the issue divides the US opposition, the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives, it seems, decided to go ahead: Thursday, September 12, 2019, its members should formalize the opening of an investigation to determine s it is necessary to launch a procedure

" Impeachment" against the president

A very broad inquiry by Jerrold Nadler, President of the Commission

This 72-year-old elected Democrat presides over the powerful judicial commission of the House, which is ideally suited to trigger the procedure since the supervision of the functioning of the administration is his responsibility.

According to Jerrold Nadler, the survey of parliamentarians will have a broad field, around three pillars. First, the pressure put by Donald Trump on the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, to determine whether he was guilty of obstruction of justice - the famous "obstruction".

Then, potential conflicts of interest related to the properties of the businessman from Queens. The stay of a military transport plane crew at a Donald Trump hotel complex in Scotland during a stopover en route to Kuwait in the spring raised suspicions.

Finally, Jerrold Nadler's commission will look into paying money to buy the silence of Donald Trump's alleged mistresses during the 2016 campaign, a move that could violate election financing laws.

Kelly Donaldson for DayNewsWorld

PROHIBITION OF VAPOTAGE

FOR AMERICAN YOUNG PEOPLE

"We know the methods of the big tobacco. It is not the first time. They are targeting children, putting them in grave danger, "said former Mayor Michael Bloomberg in New York.

A health crisis

The electronic cigarette kills: there are no less than six deaths of young people related to vaping in the United States. Apart from the problem of nicotine addiction that is dangerous for developing brains, 450 people became seriously ill after vaping, and six died of acute lung diseases. .

The sick cough, pant, do not breathe. Many are hospitalized in intensive care and connected to artificial respirators. Healthy young people found themselves in artificial comas.

In many cases, the liquids contained THC, the psychoactive substance of cannabis, but it is likely that this was one of many additives in liquids that damaged the lungs by being vaporized and inhaled. New York State has cited vitamin E oil as a possible cause, but this is not confirmed by the FDA.

Teens heavy consumers of electronic cigarettes

Originally, electronic cigarettes were presented as a substitute, without carcinogenic substance, for smokers. But the studies showed not only that the use of other tobacco products had not declined between 2017 and 2018, but also that the electronic cigarette was a gateway to tobacco, e-cigarettes flavored with strawberry or mango, the most popular among young people, making us forget the presence of nicotine.

Faced with this health crisis Washington is now taking the risks of e-cigarettes among young people seriously. The number of high school students who use e-cigarettes has risen from 3.6 million last year to 5 million this year, according to figures released by the US Department of Health.

While one in five high school students said it was a vape last year, the first figures of the new survey "show that more than a quarter of high school students were users of electronic cigarettes in 2019", says the ministry.

A regulatory offensive to counteract this "epidemic"

Faced with this epidemic Donald Trump wants to take the problem head-on. "It creates a lot of problems [...] We may have to decide something firm," Donald Trump announced from the Oval Office of the White House on Wednesday after a meeting with his Secretary of Health and with the regulator of the sector.

The government of Donald Trump announced Wednesday that flavored electronic cigarettes would be banned for sale in colleges and high schools. Health authorities have announced the forthcoming ban on flavored liquids, eg menthol, mango or strawberry, not because the flavors are considered harmful in themselves, but because they attract a whole generation of young people who become addicted to nicotine, erasing years of progress against cigarettes.

Any taste other than tobacco taste will soon be removed from the market, said Health Secretary Alex Azar. The text will appear in "several weeks" and will come into effect 30 days later.

The FDA, considered too lax by some, has just sent a letter to industry leader Juul, pointing to a misleading presentation of its products to students and parents. The Federal Trade Commission has also just opened an investigation into Juul's business practices to verify the conditions under which the Californian start-up is checking the age of buyers of its products.

Some states have begun to take up the subject. San Francisco banned the sale of e-cigarettes in the city starting in 2020 while the governor of Michigan announced last week the ban on flavored products.

Jenny Chase for DayNewsWorld
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LIMOGEAGE DE JOHN BOLTON PAR DONALD TRUMP

C’est désormais l’usage, c'est par un message publié par le président des Etats-Unis sur son compte Twitter que l'on a appris le limogeage de son conseiller à la sécurité nationale John Bolton.

« J'ai informé John Bolton hier soir que nous n'avions plus besoin de ses services à la Maison Blanche », a tweeté M. Trump,  une heure après l'annonce par l'exécutif d'un point de presse auquel devait participer M. Bolton en compagnie du secrétaire d'Etat Mike Pompeo.

Donald Trump souligne les trop nombreux désaccords sur nombre de dossiers, de l'Iran à la Corée du Nord qui séparaient les deux hommes.

Ancien ambassadeur des Etats-Unis à l'ONU, M. Bolton était notamment hostile à la main tendue de Donald Trump au dirigeant nord-coréen Kim Jong Un, et il avait été directement pris pour cible, au printemps 2018, par le régime de Pyongyang.

« J'étais en désaccord avec nombre de ses suggestions, comme d'autres au sein de cette administration », a ajouté le président.

« J'ai demandé à John sa démission, elle m'a été remise ce matin », a-t-il poursuivi, assurant qu'il nommerait son successeur la semaine prochaine.

Donald Trump aurait douté de la loyauté de son conseiller accusé de faire fuiter des informations. De plus le conseiller va-t-en-guerre de Donald Trump n'avait pas toujours défendu avec ardeur les choix diplomatiques du locataire de la Maison Blanche qu’il lui arrivait même de contester sur les plateaux de télévision

Ce limogeage spectaculaire intervient dans un climat particulièrement tendu entre les Etats-Unis et l'Iran, dossier sur lequel Donald Trump a envoyé des signaux contradictoires ces dernières semaines, entre extrême fermeté et volonté de négocier.

Alize Marion pour DayNewsWorld
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NEW-YORK APRES LA TRAGEDIE DU 11 SEPTEMBRE L'OMBRE DU CANCER

A l'approche du 18e anniversaire des attentats terroristes du 11-Septembre 2001, New York continue à panser ses plaies. New York n'en finit pas de compter les personnes atteintes de cancers et d'autres maladies graves liées au nuage toxique qui a plané des semaines durant sur le sud de Manhattan.

Selon les nombreuses études c'est ce nuage de débris et de cendres causé par les incendies du World Trade Center qui serait à l'origine de la multiplication des cas de cancers et autres maladies graves constatés depuis 2001.

Au-delà des 2977 morts et 6291 blessés par les attentats du World Trade Center, ce sont des milliers de cas de cancer qui seraient également à imputer à cette tragédie.

Plus de 30 000 cas recensés

Ainsi, les premiers touchés sont les dizaines de milliers de pompiers et bénévoles mobilisés sur le site du WTC , comme l'a montré une étude publiée dés 2011 dans le journal scientifique The Lancet Quelque 10 000 d'entre eux ont ainsi été recensés comme étant atteints d'un cancer par le WTC Health Program, programme fédéral de soins réservé aux rescapés des attentats.

Mais également les travailleurs ou résidents du sud de Manhattan comptent parmi cette catégorie malades. Fin juin 2019, plus de 21 000 de ces « gens ordinaires » figuraient dans le programme de soins. Soit deux fois plus qu'en juin 2016.

Les cas de Jaquelin Febrillet et Richard Fahrer sont notamment symptomatiques. La première Jacquelin Febrillet avait 26 ans et travaillait à deux rues du World Trade Center lorsque les avions détournés par des jihadistes ont percuté les tours jumelles. En 2016, quinze ans après les attentats les plus meurtriers de l'histoire, cette syndicaliste professionnelle, devenue mère de trois enfants, était diagnostiquée d'un cancer métastatique. Avec une seule explication logique: le nuage de cendres et de débris toxiques dans lequel elle s'est retrouvée prisonnière le jour de la catastrophe.

Richard Fahrer, 37 ans aujourd'hui, travaillait lui fréquemment à la pointe de Manhattan comme arpenteur de 2001 à 2003. Il y a 18 mois on détectait sur ce jeune père un cancer agressif du côlon, qui frappe généralement des hommes beaucoup plus âgés et pour lequel il n'avait aucune prédisposition.

« Le taux de cancer a augmenté entre 10 et 30 % chez les gens exposés »

S'il est « impossible, pour un individu précis, de déterminer la cause exacte (du cancer) car aucun test sanguin ne revient estampillé WTC », plusieurs études ont montré que « le taux de cancer a augmenté entre 10 et 30 % chez les gens exposés », explique David Prezant, médecin en chef des pompiers new-yorkais, à l'origine d'études de référence sur le sujet. Et ce taux devrait encore augmenter à l'avenir, dit-il, en raison du vieillissement des personnes exposées et de la nature de certains cancers, comme celui du poumon ou le mésothéliome, qui prennent 20 à 30 ans à se développer.

Un fonds d'indemnisation à la hauteur

Les autorités se doivent de prendre en considération ces victimes post-11-Septembre, il en va d'un enjeu crucial en termes d'image. Fin juillet dernier, Donald Trump a ainsi ratifié une loi repoussant de 2020 à 2090 la date limite à laquelle des demandes pourront être déposées auprès d'un fonds fédéral spécial d'indemnisation.

Le Congrès a en effet récemment reconnu qu'il fallait pouvoir couvrir « une personne qui était bébé (lors des attentats) jusqu'à la fin de sa vie », explique l'avocat Matthew Baione, qui représente Jaquelin Febrillet et Richard Fahrer dans leurs démarches d'indemnisation.

Un réapprovisionnement régulier est donc prévu pour ce fonds dont l' enveloppe initiale s'élevait à 7,3 milliards de dollars, avec une indemnisation moyenne de 240 000 dollars par malade et de 682 000 dollars pour une personne décédée.

« Il n'y a jamais eu d'attaque comparable au 11-Septembre, souligne cet avocat. Personne ne pouvait prévoir ce qui se passerait avec des milliards de tonnes de matériaux de construction en combustion pendant 99 jours », qui ont libéré dans l'air des quantités inédites de produits chimiques, dont des dioxines, de l'amiante et d'autres substances cancérogènes.

Jaimie Potts pour DayNewsWorld

IN USA THE DEBATE RESTART ABOUT THE ARMS AND WALMART STOPPED SELL CERTAIN AMMUNITION

Fighting deadly shootings in Texas and Ohio, supermarket giant Walmart announced Tuesday (September 3rd) that it will stop selling handgun ammunition and some assault rifles.

In a statement saying "unacceptable" the status quo on gun control, group boss Doug McMillon asked Congress and the White House to take "common sense" measures, including by strengthening the background check of weapons buyers.

The move comes a month after a shootout at a Walmart supermarket in El Paso, Texas that killed 22 people.

Another shooting took place last Saturday in this southern state of the country, in the city of Odessa, with a death toll of seven.

Doug McMillon said Walmart, the world's largest grocery retailer, would stop selling ammunition for semi-automatic assault rifles using 5.56-caliber ammunition (or its equivalent.223), once stocks current ones would be sold.

These AR-15 weapons, widely used in the United States, are also used by many hunters, many of whom go to Walmart stores, known for their low prices and known to be places of socialization for part of the world. Rural America.

Walmart also asked its customers to refrain from walking through its banners with firearms in plain view in those states where it is permitted to wear them visibly.

The supermarket giant's boss said the group's share of the US ammunition market, which now stands at around 20 percent, is expected to fall from 6 percent to 9 percent.

Andrew Preston for DayNewsWorld

RESIGNATION OF AN AMERICAN BOSS

FOR HIS LIAISON WITH A RUSSIAN SPYING

This is the actual people of the moment in the American elite of politics. US boss resigns after an affair with a famous Russian spy

This is Patrick Byrne, the American boss Overstock for no less than 20 years. He resigned Wednesday (August 21st) after revelations about his affair with a Russian spy.

His mistress, Maria Butina, made headlines:

She was sentenced in late April to 18 months in prison by a Washington court for infiltrating the American political apparatus through her links with the powerful NRA gun lobby.

Charged with "conspiracy" to "promote the interests of Russia", Maria Butina was arrested in July 2018.

His affair with Overstock's boss, however, remained in the shadows, until two articles by Fox News, later confirmed by an Overtsock press release with unusual title and content:

"The comments of the CEO on the state of the shadows" do not reveal it.

In this release, Mr. Byrne says he actively collaborated with law enforcement once he realized he had discovered the pot of roses. Curiously, he nicknamed them "Men in Black", or MIB, as the special agents responsible for monitoring the extraterrestrials populating the Earth in the hit movies with Will Smith.

The very expression "State of the Shadow" (Deep State) denotes Mr. Byrne's taste for a conspiracy theory that a clandestine coalition of bureaucrats would control the country.

In an interview with the New York Times, he said he met Maria Butina at a libertarian convention in Las Vegas in 2015.

This is the insistence of the spy for him to meet members of the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump who would have put the flea in his ear. "In July 2018, I understood," says the boss in the statement of 12 August.

The day of his resignation, in an interview with CNN, Patrick Byrne also said that the FBI had asked him, in the summer of 2016, to continue his relationship with the spy.

His affair with a Russian spy who had seduced the pro-arms lobby of the lobby to infiltrate American politics was too vague and Patrick Byrne had no choice but to resign.

Kate White for DayNewsWorld

UNLIMITED DETENTION OF MIGRANT CHILDREN

OR HARDENING MIGRATION POLICY IN THE UNITED STATES

Would Donald Trump still want to toughen his migration policy ?

Donald Trump's government announced on Wednesday that it intends to remove the strict limits on the time spent in detention centers by migrant children. To the chagrin of the human rights associations and the Democratic opposition, or even some Republicans, who immediately denounced this initiative. However, it still needs to be revised by a federal judge to be applied.

Towards the repeal of the Flores standard

In detail, the US Department of Homeland Security wants to end a 1997 court decision. The "Flores" standard requires federal authorities not to detain children for more than 20 days. If validated, the White House tenant's new rule - to be implemented within 60 days - will no longer limit the time spent by children or their families in detention centers.

"To protect these children from abuses and stop the illegal flow of migrants," we must put an end to these legal loopholes, "said the President of the United States. "This is an urgent humanitarian need. "

Bridging a legal vacuum

Faced with the arrival each month at the border of tens of thousands of migrants, the Republican administration has separated children from their parents, kept in detention, in the name of compliance with the standard "Flores". The reform announced Wednesday aims to "ensure that foreign families can be together during migration formalities," says the White House. "This new rule will ensure that foreign children are safe and take good care of them in detention. "

Deterring migrants

But it is primarily for the Trump administration to discourage the record number of migrants on the border with Mexico, hoping to be released soon after arrest if they are with children and power so stay in the United States.

"This year we saw an unprecedented flow of families, mostly from Central America, arriving at our southwestern border," Kevin McAleenan, acting Minister of Homeland Security, told the press. Nearly 475,000 migrants arriving with their families were arrested between October 2018 and July, three times more than the previous record, he said.

The "Flores" rule has "usually forced the authorities to release families in the country after 20 days, encouraging illegal entry," he added, while migration formalities can take months or even years.

Also a questioning of the right of the soil

Meanwhile, the tenant of the White House has let the specter of a new front hover, reaffirming wanting to tackle the law of the soil that allows children born in the United States to benefit from US citizenship.

Asked about his intention to revisit this right in the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution, he replied, "We are looking at this very, very seriously." "You cross the border, you make a baby: congratulations, the baby is an American citizen! He quipped, before pestering, "It's really ridiculous."

"No excuse for the trauma this policy will inflict on families"

Human rights activists immediately responded that they would fight the repeal of the Flores standard. Democratic parliamentarians have called on the courts to "stop this illegal action immediately". "There is no justification for the indefinite detention of children and no excuse for the trauma this policy will inflict on families," said Democratic Party leader Tom Perez.

This is not the first time that Donald Trump has provoked strong indignation with his policy of separation of families, including in his own camp. He has since returned back. But more than 900 migrant children have been separated from their families on the border with Mexico for a year, the ACLU said in late July.

Under the governments of Democrat Barack Obama (2009-2017) and Republican George W. Bush (2001-2009) children had also been separated from adults with whom they had entered the United States but in a more exceptional way.

In total, Barack Obama has been much more expelled than his predecessors, with at least 2.4 million people being escorted back to the border or fired .

Garett Skyport for DayNewsWorld

BUY GREENLAND AN IDEA DONALD TRUMP

Donald Trump, a real estate magnate before becoming president of the United States, would have set his sights on an almost virgin space to match his ambitions:

Greenland. The Wall Street Journal reports indeed that the American president would have inquired several times with his advisers in the White House of the possibility of buying this Danish territory of 56,000 inhabitants for the United States.

New York newspaper sources said the oval office occupant reportedly spoke about the idea at a White House legal council meeting and at a dinner party. A desire that is not to the taste of the government of the island, for which "Greenland is not for sale". A statement made by communiqué, this Friday, August 16. Adding that "Greenland was open for business, not for sale."

"Greenland is rich in precious resources (...). We are open for business, not for sale, "the Greenland Foreign Ministry responded on Twitter. Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen's cabinet did not wish to comment immediately while former Danish Prime Minister Lars Lars Løkke Rasmussen preferred to see it as "an April Fool's Day".

Greenland is a gigantic Arctic island, as big as France four times, where the effects of global warming are evident. The melting ice, which causes the rise of the sea level, has multiplied by four between 2003 and 2013.

Since his election in 2016, climate-skeptical President Trump has notably withdrawn the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement seeking to unravel the environmental regulations adopted during the eight-year presidency of Democrat Barack Obama.

The Republican elected does not seem to have totally put behind him his first love real estate: last year, at its summit in Singapore with Kim Jong Un, he stressed the potential for tourism development of North Korea. "For example, there are some great beaches," he explained. "We see him every time they detonate their guns in the sea. I say to myself, tell me, look at this view. It would not make great apartments? "

In fact, it is possible to buy a country and some states have acquired territories by military conquest or financial agreements. The purchase of a territory would be far from a first for the United States. The most emblematic example is the purchase of Louisiana, sold by France in 1803 for $ 15 million, to finance the military campaigns of Napoleon Bonaparte. In 1867, the United States reiterated by buying Alaska to Russia for 7.2 million dollars. Their last purchase dates back 102 years when, in 1917, the country acquired for 25 million dollars, the Virgin Islands and their 26 000 inhabitants ... in Denmark precisely.

And this is not the first time that the White House evokes the idea of ​​acquiring this frozen island. In 1946, President Truman proposed to Denmark to buy Greenland for $ 100 million , to make it a military outpost.

The country was granted autonomy by the Danes in 1979 and, in 2008, obtained by referendum an even greater autonomy compared to Denmark.

Andrew Preston for DayNewsWorld

THE JEFFREY EPSTEIN CASE

while the figure of the American jet-set Jeffrey Epstein, accused of sexual assault on minors, committed suicide Saturday, August 9 in his cell in New York, France claims Monday the opening of an investigation into the death of the 66-year-old financier who caused stupor and triggered investigations by the FBI and the Department of Justice.

Mr. J. Epstein was arrested and charged in early July for organizing for several years, a network of dozens of girls under his control, some college girls, with whom he had sex in his many properties, including Manhattan and Florida . His trial was to open at best in June 2020.

"The US survey has highlighted links with France. It thus seems to us fundamental, for the victims, that an investigation is opened in France so that all the light is made ", write in a release the secretaries of State Marlène Schiappa and Adrien Taquet. His death "must not deprive victims of the justice to which they are entitled," he says. A trial is the "essential condition" for the victims to rebuild themselves and "it is also a condition for more effective protection in the future of other girls facing this type of organized networks, facing this type of predators ".

The US survey revealed the billionaire's ties with France.
The United States has submitted a number of elements to the Paris Public Prosecutor's Office concerning the Epstein case and the first checks are underway. They will make it possible to decide whether or not an investigation should be opened.

What is certain is that Epstein had his habits in Paris for twenty years: regular round trips and a luxurious pied à terre near the Arc-de-Triomphe. This is where one of her accusers, an Australian actress would have been "lent" to one of his friends, a French, director of a modeling agency, based in New York.

A few hours after the request of the two ministers, the custody of the Seals, Nicole Belloubet, recalled that it did not belong to the government to decide "pursuits". "Prosecutions are not government decisions Since 2013, individual instructions are prohibited, in accordance with the principle of independence of the judiciary," said the Minister of Justice.

In a letter to the Paris public prosecutor, the association Innocence in danger indicates that it sent him a report on 23 July and underlines that "France is concerned by this file since investigations carried out by the FBI French nationality ".

The testimonies that emerged through documents and American media media portray this businessman the image of an insatiable predator of young girls, he recruited dozens and come in his sumptuous residences.

His name was already on the sex offender file after a first conviction over 10 years ago for prostitution in Florida - for which he was sentenced to a 13-month sentence after a disputed agreement with a federal prosecutor. A search in early July in his home in the upscale Upper East Side in Manhattan had revealed a massage room where he allegedly dragged his alleged victims. The Miami Herald newspaper investigated the deal in 2018, relaunching the investigation. In July, after Jeffrey Epstein was indicted in New York, former Florida attorney Alexander Acosta, who became Labor Minister of the Trump administration, had to resign.

Jeffrey Epstein was scheduled to appear in US courts in 2020. He was facing 45 years in jail. He was denied bail on 18 July as prosecutors said he was at risk of escaping from abroad.

The death in prison of Jeffrey Epstein gives rise in any case to several theories of conspiracy and a scandal in the United States, some believing more in murder than suicide because of its many connections in the circles of power and in particular Democrats.

Emily Jackson for DayNewsWorld

AFTER THE TWO SHOOTING OF THIS WEEKEND DONALD TRUMP DENOUNCES THE WHITE SUPREMACIST

Donald Trump spoke Monday, August 5, 2019 in Washington after two shootings in the United States this weekend.

In his speech, the American president adopted from the White House on Monday a sharp and unpublished tone. After a weekend where two men poured bereavement into the United States by firing on the crowd in El Paso, Texas, and in Dayton, Ohio, the US president spoke from the White House .

Recalling that the Texas terrorist was motivated by racist resentment, he said:

"Our nation must unite to condemn racism, sectarianism and white supremacism. Hate has no place in the United States, hatred devours the soul.

"Since Columbine, our nation has watched with horror hundreds of shootings string together and we can not feel helpless. We must honor the memory of the victims by acting as one people. We need to find bipartisan solutions to make the United States safer, "he said.

He also described the tragedies of recent days as "crimes against humanity" . He demanded the death penalty, and as soon as possible, for the perpetrators of such massacres:

"I also order the Ministry of Justice to propose a law guaranteeing that those who commit hate crimes and mass killings are punishable by the death penalty and that the death penalty is implemented quickly, decisively and without delay. years of unnecessary delay, "said President Donald Trump.

Earlier on Twitter, he spoke of his desire to see the political class better regulate the sale of firearms, notably by attributing responsibility for recurring bloodbaths in his country to "disturbed spirits", possibly poisoned by "internet" or even video games :

"We must stop glorifying violence, especially with horrendous and sinister video games."

Former US President Barack Obama has called for rejection of rhetoric likely to encourage shootings such as those that caused the deaths of 32 people in Texas and Ohio this weekend.

"We must firmly reject speeches by any of our leaders, fueling a climate of fear and hatred or normalizing racist sentiments," he wrote on Twitter.

Jaimie Potts for DayNewsWorld

TWO DARK SHOOTINGS IN THE UNITED STATES

This is the 250th mass killing in the United States since the beginning of the year. And one of the deadliest of the last 25 years. A shootout erupted on Saturday, August 3 at the Cielo Vista shopping complex in El Paso, Texas. 20 people were killed and at least 26 injured.

The alleged gunman was arrested and placed in custody. El Paso police spokesman Robert Gomez told a press point that "only one person was taken into custody" after surrendering.

On a screenshot of surveillance camera, put online by the local channel KTSM, we see it enter the hypermarket armed with a rifle, the ears covered with a noise-canceling headphones.

He was identified as Patrick Crusius, a 21-year-old resident of nearby Dallas, nine hours away. The motive of his act would be racist. The alleged gunman denounced a "Hispanic invasion of Texas."

This Sunday, another shootout killed 9 people in Dayton, Ohio. The attacker was shot.

Less than 24 hours later, another attack took place this Sunday in busy Oregon, usually "a very safe downtown area" in Dayton, Ohio, in the northeastern United States. . Nine people lost their lives and 16 others were injured. The murderer whose motives are not yet known was shot down.

Several voices have been raised calling for better regulation of the firearms market, including Democratic primary candidate Elizabeth Warren.

Beto O'Rourke, also a candidate for the Democratic primary, from El Paso, of which he was until recently the representative in Congress, accused Donald Trump of encouraging racism in the United States.

"We have seen an increase in hate crimes every year for three years, under an administration whose president treats Mexicans as rapists and criminals," he said after visiting the victims at a hospital in El Paso. .

"So far this year, 531 people have died in mass killings and 2,066 have been injured."

Boby Dean for DayNewsWorld

THE GAFA MASTERS OF THE GAME FACING FRANCE

THE AMAZON RESPONSE AGAINST THE GAFA TAX


The Trump administration had already responded to the French GAFA tax.

And now it's Amazon taking off!

America has always reacted with one voice. Republicans and Democrats are united against a measure of "racketeering" on the part of France, this is what we can hear from all sides in the ruling class and politics in the US!

Robert Lighthizer the US representative for trade, announced Wednesday, July 10, 2019, the opening of an investigation against France in retaliation for the so-called GAFA tax (for Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon), which must take 3% revenues generated in France by certain operators offering digital services.

The tax concocted by Bruno Le Maire and taxed "stupidity of Macron" by Donald Trump had been voted mid-July by France, making on this subject cavalier alone.

A statement from Robert Lighthizer's office had stated that:

"The structure of the new tax as the statements of officials [French policies] suggest that France, with this tax, unfairly target some US technology companies"

Since France did not intend to put an end to this "smoking GAFA tax", Amazon has just announced this Thursday, August 2nd the parade to support the weight of this tax of 3% on its turnover. How? By passing it, purely and simply, on some of its customers, those who go through the platform of Amazon to sell their products. But in France, it is not less than 10,000 SMEs and TPE who use Amazon to sell their products, to reach a new clientele at the time of the digital revolution and increase their turnover.

Amazon has justified its decision: "This tax directly targeting the services of the marketplace that we make available to companies with which we work, we have no choice but to pass it on to them," defended the group. American.

"Since we operate in the highly competitive and low-margin retail sector and invest heavily in the creation of tools and services for our customers and vendor partners, we are not able to 'absorb an additional tax based on turnover and not on profits,' explains the company.

And indirectly, it is the French, ultimately, who should end up taking the tax Gafa! "Unfortunately, we expect many of these companies to be forced to pass on this tax to consumers, which will lead to higher prices for their products sold online."

Hooray !!! "One more tax" for the French

Many experts had unsuccessfully alerted the government of this possible perverse effect. "The theory of economic impact will certainly apply. This means that the giants of the Net will be able to pass on the cost of the tax directly or indirectly to consumers, "explained economist Nicolas Marques to a colleague.

It's decided thing for Amazon. The other digital giants could soon follow suit.

The GAFA tax in the French way, this desperate maneuver to bring in revenue in the coffers of a country (400 million for 2019) does not seem to take into account the fact that too much taxation kills the taxation and that saving measures must be part of the reflections that the French state must impose !!!

Simon Freeman for DayNewsWorld

TOWARDS A DEBATE UNDER HIGH VOLTAGE

BETWEEN AMERICAN DEMOCRATS

In the debate between Democrats, on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday August 1, the favorite Joe Biden is undoubtedly expected at the turn even if he is one of the moderates among moderates.

On Tuesday, August 31, a dividing line was indeed clear between moderate and more radical Democrats in this theater in Detroit, Michigan, one of the pivotal states won by Donald Trump in 2016 and that Democrats must win back in November 2020.

Figures on the left wing of the party Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren (15% support each) seem to have somewhat disappointed voters.

Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have defended the creation of a universal health insurance financed by public funds without any role for private insurance, the abandonment of criminal proceedings against migrants who entered the United States illegally or the cancellation student debts. A little too socialist for the other Democrats in the running.

The two candidates, the former vice president of Barack Obama and the Californian senator Kamala Harris, positioning themselves much more in the center, could consequently stand out from the candidates in the running. Still widely ahead in the polls (32%), Joe Biden is however under pressure before the Democratic debate on Wednesday night.

Why ?

Joe Biden had a poor performance against Kamala Harris last June. The latter had reminded him of his opposition to his past positions in the face of racial segregation.

If last April she was credited with only 5 to 8% of the vote, Kamala Harris is now close to 10, 5%. She had then used Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders face-to-face as an outsider, with no one betting on her.

But she has undeniable strengths in the race for the White House. A 54-year-old black woman, first person of color, but also first woman, elected to the post of San Francisco attorney, she then becomes a prosecutor in California before making her Senate entry in January 2017, becoming the second black senator in all 'History.

The one already nicknamed in 2010 by the Daily Beast in 2010 "female Barack Obama" had accused Joe Bernie of having opposed to the public policy which allowed to transport children of the black districts to schools to majority white. "There was a little girl in California who belonged to the second generation to go to her public school, by bus every day. This little girl was me, "she said, moved. There is no doubt that the racial question will come back to the heart of the debate.

The new duel between this veteran of American politics and the fourth in the polls will be scrutinized closely. The former vice president warned: "I will not be polite this time," Biden warned.

Twenty Democrat contenders have qualified for the big debate organized by CNN in Detroit on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday. For the moment, this is a four-way race dominated by Joe Biden (31% by RealClearPolitics average), ahead of Elizabeth Warren (14.8%), Bernie Sanders (14.3%) and Kamala Harris (11%).

No doubt also that the duel Biden-Harris will be followed and commented by the one who had already tweeted "The least socialist among two socialists is always socialist! Donald Trump quoted Louisiana Senator John Kennedy as saying.

Garett Skypot for DayNewsWorld

IN THE UNITED STATES LIFE SENTENCE

OF EL CHAPO BARON OF DRUGS

Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin Guzman, aka "El Chapo", was sentenced on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, by a New York judge to life imprisonment with an additional 30 years in prison. The lawyers of the most powerful drug trafficker since the end of the reign of Colombian Pablo Escobar, in 1993, have already announced that they will appeal this conviction.

The leaders of which El Chapo was convicted on February 12, after a trial of three months, imposed, as a minimum, life imprisonment. Federal Judge Brian Cogan has chosen to add an additional 30 years in prison for the use of automatic weapons, following the prosecutor's requisitions.

In 2016 is the last arrest of this sexagenarian ego excess in a villa in Los Mochis, on the Pacific coast, in his stronghold of Sinaloa. Extradited to the United States on 19 January 2017 in a Manhattan prison, "El Chapo" is no more than the shadow of himself: isolated in his cell 23 hours a day, after two escapes to Mexico, only his lawyers and his seven-year-old twins can visit him. Even his wife Emma Coronel, a 32-year-old beauty queen, is forbidden to visit.

Life sentence

This is the most powerful drug baron in the world sentenced to life.

"The overwhelming evidence presented at the trial showed that [Joaquin Guzman] was the ruthless and bloodthirsty leader of the Sinaloa cartel," which he co-directed between 1989 and 2014, Brooklyn Federal Prosecutor's Office Richard Donoghue wrote in a statement. his indictment before the sentencing. Justice has not been done.

The one also called "Le Courtaud", a nickname due to its small size, about 1.67 m, is judged to have led for 25 years the most powerful drug cartel in the world.

During the trial, the prosecution showed that the Mexican had ordered the assassination or himself killed at least 26 people - sometimes after torturing them - who were informants, traffickers from rival organizations, police officers, collaborators or even members of his own family. Many of the documents remained confidential, as was the list of former associates, employees or rivals of Joaquin Guzman called to testify. Some enjoy the protection of the US government under new identities. Others are held in special prisons to prevent retaliation.

Shortly after the opening of the hearing on Wednesday, Joaquin Guzman spoke orally for the first time since his extradition to the United States in January 2017. He claimed to have been denied a fair trial and denounced his detention conditions, claiming to have been "physically, psychologically and mentally tortured 24 hours a day". "Justice has not been done," said the 62-year-old, who built, in thirty years, the most powerful cartel of Mexico.

"El Chapo" the most powerful narco-trafficker since Colombian Pablo Escobar

The Sinaloa cartel headed by Joaquin Guzman has shipped more than 154 tons of cocaine to the United States, as well as huge quantities of heroin, methamphetamines and marijuana, worth an estimated $ 14 billion. According to American prosecutors, "El Chapo" is the most powerful narco-trafficker since the Colombian Pablo Escobar, who died in 1993.

The downfall is tough for the one who led 25 years during one of the most powerful cartels on the planet, former hero of narco culture and "narcocorridos", these Mexican ballads that tell the cartel leaders.

Born April 4, 1957 to a poor family in a mountain village in Sinaloa, northwestern Mexico, Joaquin Guzman worked from childhood selling oranges, sweets and drinks.

As he tells the actor Sean Penn during an interview in October 2015 supposed to remain secret but which will contribute to his arrest, he begins, teenager, to cultivate marijuana and poppy, for lack of alternatives. "The only way to get money, to buy food, to survive, was to grow the opium poppy, marijuana, so at that age, I started to grow and sell it. He will confide to the American actor.

The chief of the cartel of Guadalajara Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo, nicknamed "the godfather" of the modern Mexican cartels recruits him. After the arrest of Gallardo in 1989, Guzman founded with three associates the Sinaloa cartel, in a few years becoming an empire with European and Asian ramifications. "I supply more heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana than anyone in the world. I have fleets of submarines, planes, trucks and boats, "he boasted in the interview with Sean Penn, published in Rolling Stone magazine.

His fortune placed him on Forbes magazine's list of the richest men in the world, before escaping in 2013 because of the expenses necessary to protect him.

At least two of his sons are accused by US authorities of playing an "important" role in his cartel. Another son, Edgar, was shot in 2008.

Robin Hood helping the poor and ridiculing the powerful, El Chapo also waged an ultra-violent struggle against rivals, a war between cartels that still ravage Mexico today.

Where is the money ?

On Wednesday, the judge also ordered the seizure of $ 12.6 billion (11.2 billion euros), which corresponds, according to the prosecutor, the profits from drug trafficking. To date, American justice has not seen a single penny. According to the survey, several hundred million dollars would have passed through the banking system and El Chapo would have also invested in an insurance company located in the United States.

El Chapo should serve his sentence at the Administrative Maximum Facility, an institution located in the middle of nowhere, in Florence, Colorado. Nicknamed the "Alcatraz of the Rockies", the prison is considered the safest in the United States and is home to several famous inmates like Terry Nichols (accomplice in the Oklahoma City bombing) or Frenchman Zacarias Moussaoui, who participated in the preparation of the attacks Moussaoui, who participated in the preparation of the attacks of 11 September. "A sanitized version of hell," headlined the program 60 Minutes of the channel CBS in 2007.

Bridget Brennan, the New York Special Attorney for drugs, admitted that Joaquin Guzman's switch-off did not detract from the influence of the Sinaloa cartel. "We think it's the one who is responsible for getting most of the drugs into the United States," she said.

"The conviction and imprisonment of Joaquin [...] will not change anything in the war on drugs. Acknowledged Bridget Brennan.

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld

FACING THE ASSAULT IN AREA 51 ULTRASECRETE

US ARMY LAUNCHES CLEAR WARNING

On Facebook, internet users say they want to storm this ultra-secret military base which, according to urban legends, would house aliens.

This Wednesday, July 17,2019, nearly 1.4 million people worldwide were registered for a Facebook event that plans to "storm" "Area 51" as they suspect the US military base , strictly forbidden access, to host activities related to extraterrestrials.

With a clear stake: to reveal the "truth" to America and the rest of the world after years of "lies". And for this, their watchword and name of their Facebook event is unambiguous: "Let's storm Zone 51 (because) they can not stop us all".

A group attack "Naruto"

"Let's go see these aliens. The description of the Facebook event is short and effective. This US Air Force base is one hour from Las Vegas, in the Nevada desert,

The theoretical plan for this rally, scheduled for September 20, can be summed up in two sentences: "" We meet at the "Alien Center" [a nearby tourist attraction] and we coordinate our entry. as in "Naruto" [the name of a famous manga character who has the particularity to run very fast with the arms extended to the rear], we will go faster than their bullets, let's go see these aliens. " hypothesis being: "they can not stop us all".

Indeed, we must not forget that all around the protected area, signs mentioning "use of the authorized force" are not lacking. This can be translated as "we allow ourselves to shoot you if you enter the area".

Thus, on September 20, the planned day of "the attack", they could well be several hundreds of thousands of people to sweep on this site located about 160 km north of Las Vegas despite the signs of prohibition of access stating that "the use of lethal force is permitted".

The warning of the US Army

The US military is following the event closely and does not seem willing to joke, on the contrary.

Covering an immense area of ​​1.2 million hectares, Area 51 was created in the 1950s, at the initiative of Richard M. Bissell Jr., a CIA officer who was then in charge of overseeing the development of U-2 spy planes with the approval of President Eisenhower. Today, officially, at least, they are tests of weapons and planes that are made there.

It is therefore an ultra-secret and inaccessible zone so that the US Air Force has not failed to react.

Contacted by The Washington Post on Friday, July 12, she and her spokesperson, Laura McAndrews, confirmed that she knew about the planned invasion and wanted to dissuade those who were really ready. to take the step.

"Area 51 is a site used as an open air training camp for the US Air Force and we discourage anyone from trying to come to the site (...) The Air Force is always ready to protect America and its assets, "she said, seeming to imply a possible use of armed force.

Last January, a civilian had managed to break into the base before being shot down by military forces, who are entitled to "the use of lethal force" in such a case. Message received five out of five for some who deflate ..

In this unhelpful context, and as the days go by, some people at the event admit that they are not really interested. "Hello US Government, it's a joke, I do not really intend to implement this plan; I just thought it would be funny and I would not feel responsible if people decided to storm Zone 51, "said Jackson Barnes, one of the organizers of the event. Would he have been afraid of the FBI?

Alien hunters or followers of conspiracy theories

But for some, hunters of aliens and followers of conspiracy theories, area 51 has fueled for decades all fantasies. Supporters of extraterrestrial life also regularly camp around the ultra-protected zone to watch it. So secret that its very existence was only recognized by the CIA in 2013, when the intelligence agency declassified documents on the U2 spy plane.

For them, it is indeed a meeting place between the US Army and the Aliens. They think that this area is the scene of mysterious experiments on extraterrestrials. And, to support their claims, they have been publishing for decades dozens of videos of "evidence" on streaming sites.

The mystery that surrounds the Area 51 has made it a subject of choice , in the pop-culture : we talk about it in X-Files, Roswell, Hill has eyes, Indiana Jones, Doctor Who or Futurama and The Simpsons, and even in the blockbuster movie "Independence Day".

Hoax or not?

But the organizers of the event "Let's storm Zone 51, they can not stop us all" did they not play on these fantasies and the credulity of some followers of the unusual?

Indeed the Facebook event has everything from the joke. Organized by the moderators of a meme site called "Shitposting Cause I'm in Shambles", in collaboration with a famous gamer on the Twitch social streaming network, the event's page is full of satirical publications on how to circumvent the defense system of the base as well as possible.

Hoax or not, some comments and memes about this event are worth seeing.

Let's start perhaps by the web's favorite. A well-motivated character, dressed in a sort of modified Mandalorian mercenary costume (Star Wars universe), giving the 2019 equivalent of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech.

Even the stars, like the singer Lizzo, lent themselves to the game.

And even the very serious Elon Musk would be put (in a fake tweet ...). "I will provide one of my flamethrowers to anyone who tries to storm Area 51".

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld

FACING WITH THE FRENCH GAFA TAX THE REACTS OF AMERICAN ADMINISTRATION THE RETORT AND THE RETALIATION WILL BE EXTREMELY PAINFUL

The Trump administration is responding to the French GAFA tax.

America reacts with one voice. Republicans and Democrats are united against a measure of "racketeering" on the part of France, this is what we can hear from all sides in the ruling class and politics in the US!

Robert Lighthizer the US representative for trade, announced Wednesday, July 10, 2019, the opening of an investigation against France in retaliation for the so-called GAFA tax (for Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon), which must take 3% revenues generated in France by some operators offering digital services

The United States has announced the opening of an investigation, a process that will lead to the imposition of tariffs on French products and many other retaliatory measures against France if it does not end session to this "smoking GAFA tax" !!

The United Kingdom had already measured how difficult it would be to negotiate any Donald Trump free trade agreement with the United States after Brexit.

Emmanuel Macron French President and his Minister of Economy and Finance Bruno Le Mayor, will experience the difficulty of attacking Washington alone.

Paris puts forward its sovereignty, but if the GAFA tax in the French, seems to be mostly a desperate maneuver to bring revenue into the coffers of a country that does not seem to understand that too much taxation kills the tax and that measures of economy must be part of the reflections that the French State must impose!

In a statement the office of Robert Lighthizer states that:

"The structure of the new tax as the statements of officials [French policies] suggest that France, with this tax, unfairly target some US technology companies"

"The President has asked us to investigate the effects of this legislation and to determine whether it is discriminatory or unreasonable and weighs on or restricts US trade. "

The French Minister of Economy, Bruno Le Maire, reacted Thursday, July 11, 2019 by saying that allied countries were to settle their "differences other than threat."

Bruno Le Maire added to the Senate:

"France is a sovereign state, it decides sovereignly of its tax provisions, and it will continue to decide sovereignly its tax decisions" and this just before the ultimate vote of the Parliament on the implementation of this tax.

The GAFA tax should be structured as follows:

The companies concerned must achieve 750 million euros in sales, including 25 million euros in France.

The tax would affect about thirty companies, including GAFA, but also European and Chinese companies and only one French, Criteo.

Senators Chuck Grassley (Republican, Iowa) and Ron Wyden (Democrat, Oregon), members of the Senate Finance Committee, sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on June 24 stating that do everything to encourage France to backtrack.

On the other hand they are particularly indignant that the law is retroactive and that it can lead to double taxation, which is intolerable and contrary to any fiscal policy in a democracy that respects itself!

Unanimous senators as a whole (Republican and Democrat) and members of the administration of our President Donald Trump urge France to go back with the implementation of this tax failing which the response of the United States and retaliation are going to be terrible and will hurt a lot !!!

Simon Freeman  Washington for DayNewsWorld

SECOND EARTHQUAKE IN CALIFORNIA

AND EMERGENCY

7.1 magnitude earthquake rocked southern California on Friday night, the second largest in the two-day zone, the USGS said.

Felt to Los Angeles

If the tremors were felt until Los Angeles and Las Vegas, their epicenter was fortunately located in a sparsely populated area and they had made, at the last news, only a few minor injuries. They did damage in the small towns around the epicenter, about 240 km northeast of Los Angeles.

The quake was potentially eleven times more devastating than Thursday morning's 6.4-magnitude Ridgecrest area, about 240 km northeast of Los Angeles. According to the USGS, Thursday's earthquake was presumably a precursor of the one that happened Friday at 20h19 local time. And there is about 10% chance of a new earthquake reaching magnitude 7 or higher in the coming week, said seismologist Lucy Jones, of the California Institute of Technology.

No major damage, it seems

No major damage has been identified, however, according to local authorities. Firefighters in the city reported ground-fault power lines and power outages following the earthquake that lasted about 20 seconds. But the security inspections carried out at the international airport did not detect any damage and the air traffic was in no way disturbed by the earthquake. "The first reports show more damage" than the day before but no death occurred. is to deplore.

The spectrum of the "Big One"

Reaching a vast perimeter to Las Vegas in neighboring Nevada, these two earthquakes revived the specter of "Big One," a potentially devastating mega-earthquake feared in the American West.

Seismologist Lucy Jones of California Institute of Technology (Caltech) said on Twitter that the two earthquakes occurred "on the same fault" and "are part of the same sequence".

The state of emergency was declared Saturday in two counties in southern California at the epicenter of two earthquakes that struck the region on Thursday and Friday, the second largest, with 7.1 magnitude, the largest since 20 years.

Boby Dean for DayNewsWorld

PATRIOTISM DISPLAYS

OF THE AMERICAN NATIONAL PARTY

Donald Trump celebrated Thursday the story of Americans for whom "nothing is impossible", in a speech paying tribute to the army and calling for the rally.

"Our nation is stronger today than ever before," said the US president to the applause of thousands of spectators, in a speech interspersed with military music and the spectacular flight of warplanes.

The mighty Air Force One, the Boeing 747 of US presidents, flew over the historic heart of Washington to announce the opening of the ceremony.

"USA, USA," began to scold the public when the Republican billionaire arrived, accompanied by his wife, Melania Trump, at the foot of the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, a monument to the glory of the 16th American president.

It was from these same marches that Martin Luther King delivered in 1963 his historic speech "I have a dream" in favor of equality for blacks.

"Today, we are coming together as one country for this very special tribute to America," said Donald Trump, before listing the medical, spatial, technological and industrial discoveries and advances made by Americans. We will be back on the moon shortly and one day we will plant the American flag on Mars, "promised Donald Trump.

In the presence of his Vice President Mike Pence, members of his administration, the Congress and representatives of all branches of the military, Donald Trump paid tribute to the military, police, rescuers and volunteers of 9/11 but also to many civilians, including the suffragette movement and several prominent American black figures, including Martin Luther King.

"For Americans, nothing is impossible," proclaimed Donald Trump.

Jaimie Potts for DayNewsWorld

 

THE AMERICAN NATIONAL PARTY

COMES WITH A MILITARY PARADE

US National Day is being transformed for the first time into a military parade by President Donald Trump.

The American president upsets the scheduling of the US National Day and will appear at the center of the celebrations, with a speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Washington will know this Thursday, July 4, date of the American Independence Day, an unprecedented event: instead of the traditional civil and apolitical rendezvous, it is a military parade, accompanied by a speech by Donald Trump, who is organized this year.

The president of the United States had indeed hidden his favorite French 14-July he had attended when he came to Paris in 2017. He then said he would be inspired.

On July 4, 1776, the representatives of the thirteen American colonies had gathered in Philadelphia to present to the world the declaration by which they broke with the British crown.

An event that led to the independence of the United States.

Donald Trump to organize for this Thursday, July 4, Independence Day, a military parade in Washington.

He will deliver a speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial. The speech of Donald Trump is also a first, for this 4-July American.

This July 4th "will be very different, it will be special," said the president.

There will be "planes above us, the best fighter planes in the world" and "we will have some tanks," he said.

From this monument to the glory of Abraham Lincoln, 16th President and defender of the country's unity during the Civil War, Donald Trump will deliver his "Salute to America" ​​at 18:30 (22:30 GMT) ).

A very patriotic party where tanks are exposed on Thursday in central Washington and fighter planes roar in the sky.

Jaimie Potts for DayNewsWorld

SECOND DEBATE DEMOCRATS THE FAVORITE

JOE BIDEN ON THE DEFENSIVE

KAMAL HARRIS HAS OFFENSIVE

The second debate of the many Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential election took place on Thursday night in Miami, Florida.

Political veteran Joe Biden, 76 year old, was on the defensive several times on Thursday night for the Democratic debate for the US presidential election of 2020. The former vice president of Obama was attacked the senator from California on her courteous relationship with two segregationist senators, which he put forward last week. And Kamala Harris, who has Jamaican and Indian origins, seized her moment as candidates were questioned about the tensions between police and minorities in the United States.

"As the only black person on stage, I would like to speak on this racial issue. And then jugular of looking at him must in the eyes: "I do not believe that you are racist. But it's personal, and it hurt me, to hear you talk about the good reputation of two American senators who built their career on racial segregation in this country. Kamala Harris did not stop there.

She recalled that Joe Biden was opposed at the time to "busing", which aimed to promote racial diversity by transporting black students in predominantly white schools. "There was a little girl in California, who was part of 2nd class to be integrated into a public school [out of area], and she took the bus every day. This little girl was me. "

In addition, the current pollster, 76, was also quickly called to "pass the witness".

"If we want to solve the problems, pass the witness, if we want to solve the climatic chaos, pass the witness, if we want to put an end to the violence by the arms and solve the student debt, pass the witness," repeated Eric Salwell , a little-known parliamentarian of 38 years.

This veteran of politics has concentrated the attacks of the other candidates. In Miami, he presented himself as a moderate rallyer, defender of the middle class and workers. As of April 25, the 76-year-old was trying to stand above the Democratic scrum, in a direct duel with Republican President Donald Trump. "I am ready to lead this country because it is important that we revive the soul of this nation" that the billionaire "trampled", he had advanced. He seems to have been overtaken by his age.

Practicing Christian, South Bend (Indiana) mayor Pete Buttigieg has denounced the separation of families on the Mexican border ordered for a time by the Trump administration, particularly criticizing the Republican party "who likes to wrap itself in a religious speech."

The youngest of the race (37 years old) is the first candidate of weight in a presidential election to declare himself homosexual.

Bernie Sanders, whose third campaign to become president, has decried the Trumpian action. He was the most virulent. "The American people are aware that Trump is an impostor, a pathological liar and a racist, and that he lied to the American people during the campaign. Trump is bogus, he does not defend American families, "said the Vermont senator, who was second in the polls (17%) behind Joe Biden.

In particular, he said that the tax cuts decided by Trump favored the richest and accentuated economic inequalities in the country. "Donald Trump thinks that Wall Street has built America," he said. He put us in a horrible situation. There are huge wage inequalities. "

The other candidates fought to exist, including Andrew Yang, the entrepreneur who advocates for a universal income of $ 1,000 per month against the threat of automation and artificial intelligence. Oprah's spiritual advisor Marianne Williamson delivered a "love of hate" message from Donald Trump.

Observers were more anxiously awaiting the second debate that brought together, on Thursday, June 27, still in Miami, Florida (United States), the heavyweights candidates for the Democratic nomination.

On Wednesday, Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massasuchetts distinguished herself. Thursday night, it's Kamala Harris who broke the screen. An average of 32% in national polls, Donald Trump dubbed "Joe-Dodo" ahead of Bernie Sanders (17%), the candidate who had worried Hillary Clinton in 2016. At his age, however, many question his ability to hold the distance of a long race to be completed in November 2020. The young Democrat Pete Buttigieg is also among the main contenders of the race.

After these first two debates, the two favorites of the polls, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, see two women, Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris, to set themselves up as formidable competitors.

The next leg of this nomination contest will take place in Detroit, Michigan, on July 30 and 31, at CNN's panel discussion.

Jaimie Potts for DayNewsWorld

KICKS OFF FOR PRIMARY DEMOCRATES 2020 WITH MS WARREN INTO HEAD

Less than 500 days away from the US presidential election, a host of Democratic candidates compete in primaries to confront their programs.

It's about winning the nomination.

The first debate took place Wednesday, June 26 in Miami, Florida for a dozen of them.

The second debate will see on Thursday among others those who are leading the polls at the moment: two male favorites, the centrist Joseph Biden, former vice president of Obama, and the Socialist Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders.

A very codified debate according to very strict rules: of a duration of two hours each candidate is entitled to answers of 60 seconds, followed by 30 seconds of droit de suite so that everyone can express himself.

It was the progressive Elizabeth Warren who dominated the first Democratic debate, beginning and ending the oratorical contest.

The 70-year-old Senator of Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, is already credited with 15% voting intentions in the polls, making her third on the podium. Wall Street defender Elizabeth Warren was the first to speak on the theme of economic inequality.

She dominated the other candidates by the clarity of her proposals, but also by her conviction, especially when she denounced the dysfunctions of American democracy. "For far too long, we have had a Congress that neglects what matters to people in this country.

The country works much better for those who distribute huge sums of money, who hire armies of lobbyists and lawyers for the people. She said. "We need to make structural changes in the way we govern, in our economy and in our country," she said with applause.

It has declined with force and conviction its very left program detonating with the majority of rather progressive candidates.

Warren began with the health issue, arguing for a single payer for health that would end insurance companies .

The leader of the Democratic Party's progressive wing, who believes private insurance benefits Americans, supports government-funded Medicare for All ("Medicare for All").

"Health is a basic human right," she said. The "Medicare for All" championed by Elizabeth Warren and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, would create a government-run health plan that eliminates private insurance. It is modeled after the Medicare government health program for seniors. But most other candidates except Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York, opt for the existing public-private mixed system.

In this city where seven in ten inhabitants are Hispanic, the migration crisis has gained importance in the debate caught up by the revelations of an NGO on the poor living conditions of young migrants in a detention center and drowning. a father and his little girl. All are unquestionably opposed to the management of Republican President Donald Trump of the migration crisis on the border with Mexico.

If Mrs. Warren, Wednesday night, has by far imposed on the nine other Democrats present, some worry that she is too vulnerable in a possible presidential duel with Donald Trump, who nicknamed her "Pocahontas", in reference to its distant Amerindian origins.

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld

ACCUSED OF RAPE DONALD TRUMP DENIES

Yesterday, 75-year-old E. Jean Carroll, a well-known editorialist of the US version of "Elle" magazine, said in an interview last week at "New York" magazine that she was raped by the tycoon. real estate in the 1990's in a fitting room of a luxury New York store.

She recounts having her cross in Bergdorf Goodman, a store on the Upper East Side in Manhattan.

After asking for a gift for a woman, Donald Trump would have told him that the gift was actually for her.

He would then have locked himself up with the autrice in a cabin, thinking that he was "joking" by following her so far.

That's where he would forcefully kiss her before raping her. "It was a struggle," the columnist told CNN on Monday. Finally, E. Jean Carrol managed to escape from the fitting room.

For his part, the president responded on June 24 to the charges when the political site The Hill questioned him about it.

"I will say it with great respect," he began. "First, she's not my type. Secondly, it never happened. It never happened, OK ? ".

And to add: "She is totally lying. I do not know anything about her. I do not know this lady. I do not know anything about her »

Fear of retaliation or promotion of a book ?

The editorialist also mentions his alleged assault in an autobiographical work, What Do We Need Men For ?

A Modest Proposal (For what do we need men ? A modest proposal ).

"She's trying to sell a new book. This should make you understand what are his motives, "denounced the billionaire Republican. "It should be sold to fiction. "

This is not the first time Donald Trump has been charged with sexual assault : E. Jean Carroll is at least the sixteenth woman accusing Donald Trump - nor the first time he uses this kind of defense.

"Believe me, she would not be my first choice," he had denigrated during a meeting about Jessica Leeds, a young woman accusing her of raping her on a plane. And the subject is closed.

"A complete lie," insisted Mr. Trump. "I do not know anything about this woman. It's a terrible thing that people can make such accusations."

Kate White for DayNewsWorld

WHY DONALD TRUMP

BREATHE HOT AND COLD AGAINST IRAN

Since May 2018 and the withdrawal of the United States from the international agreement on Iran's nuclear power, the tension in the Gulf region has been growing. It is now reaching its climax. Nothing more is going on between Tehran and Washington and especially after this week, Iran shot down an American drone in the Gulf of Oman.

TRUMP .... On Monday they shot down an unmanned drone flying in International Waters. We were cocked & loaded to retaliate when I asked, how many will die. 150 people, sir, was the answer from a General. 10 minutes before the strike I stopped it, not ...

" Ten minutes before the strike, I stopped it," said Donald Trump Trump Friday after the destruction of a drone by the Iranians.

The tenant of the White House confirmed Friday, June 21 that he had considered the day before, before changing, strikes against Iranian targets in retaliation for the destruction of an American drone. Attacks targeting three sites that would have killed 150 people.

The US President announced Saturday (June 22nd) that he plans to impose new sanctions against Tehran to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons . However, he added that military actions were still possible. The United States would impose Monday as new "major additional sanctions against Iran Monday. Iran can not have nuclear weapons! "

Donald J. Trump

Iran can not have Nuclear Weapons! Under the terrible Obama plan, they would have been on their way to the United States. We are putting major additional penalties on Iran on Monday. I look forward to the day that .....

Why these reversals of the American president?

The President of the United States first told his version of the events on his Twitter account and then in an interview on NBC for the Sunday show "Face the Nation." He explained that he had changed his mind to save lives.

This strategic zone was the scene, a few days earlier, of attacks against two oil tankers, imputed to the Tehran regime by Washington. Donald Trump reacts mid-morning by posting a threatening message on his Twitter account. "Iran has made a big mistake," he writes, opening the door to a possible military response.

The US President , who alternates martial declarations and calls for dialogue for several weeks, announced on June 22 that he planned to impose new sanctions against Tehran to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.

If the Iranians give up nuclear power, he promises to be "their best friend".

The Iranian army warned this Saturday the United States that the slightest attack on its territory would have, according to it, devastating consequences for US interests in the region. "Shooting a ball towards Iran will put the interests of America and its allies" in the region on fire, Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi, spokesman for the Joint Staff of the Armed Forces, said. Iranian.

Days after announcing the dismantling of a "new network" of spies and "new recruits Americans" related to the CIA, Iran has also announced the day the execution for "espionage" a Ministry of Defense claimant alal Haji Zavar was sentenced by a military court for spying for the benefit of the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States (CIA), according to the semi-official Isna news agency.

Be that as it may, the consequences of such an act of war against Iran would be very heavy for both the Middle East and the United States themselves.

And a war could cost Trump his reelection that promised his constituents not to embark on a new war and to withdraw from all outstanding military conflicts.

Britney Delsey for DayNewsWorld

THE AMERICAN DRONE RQ-4A GLOBAL HAWK

FOR SPYING POINT

It is a very large US drone that Tehran claims to have shot over its territory, Thursday, June 20, causing an escalation of Iranian-American tensions. The strait of Ormuz is a zone, very disputed, is always delicate to sweep for the western armies.

The RQ-4A Global Hawk, which flew over international waters according to Washington, has a similar scale to that of a Boeing 737. It belongs to the family of the Global Hawk, which are the American historical reconnaissance drones, much larger than the dreaded drones Predator or Reaper, used by the US Army for assassination missions. It is a machine capable of spying ground communications from an altitude of nearly 20 km.

A technological jewel flying spy

The US Navy deploys numerous warships and a full carrier battle group around an aircraft carrier in the Gulf region. It does not act without surveillance drones, able to fly for more than 24 hours. And this, especially since the tanker attacks of mid-June.

The drone monitors from the sky 103 600 km² progressing slowly to collect as much information as possible. The RQ-4A Global Hawk only flies at 400 knots, following a route determined in advance: in the staffs, specialized officers trace the surveillance course point by point, thanks to GPS coordinates.

This drone can spy from an altitude of 19.8 km, about twice as high as a traditional aircraft. It can "provide real-time information on an area of ​​103,600 km², a little less than the size of a US state such as Illinois," says the builder of this drone, Northrop Grumman, on its site.

The RQ-4A Global Hawk is indeed a spy plane used exclusively for reconnaissance missions and, for this purpose, is equipped with radar, sensors and cameras of all kinds. It has a 360 ° maritime surveillance radar and ground-to-air detection, with a long range capability.

This real technological gem makes very precise geographic or photographic readings and is capable of intercepting telephone or radio communications on the ground from high altitudes.

After the attacks of September 11, 2001

The RQ-4A is the first model of the Global Hawk family of drones, and began shortly after the September 11, 2001 attacks. This reconnaissance drone was deployed in November 2001 in Afghanistan. It was then used in Iraq, on the outskirts of North Korea and even during the Fukushima disaster in Japan in 2011, to help relief. But in 2013, Northrop Gumman ceased production to sell its successor, the Global Hawk-RQ-4B, which can carry more surveillance equipment.

Northrop Gumman indicates, on its website, that 37 Global Hawk-RQ-4A's are in use and have been used, among other things, to monitor the movements of Islamic State (IS) terrorist group fighters in Syria, to make reconnaissance by Baltic Sea after the annexation of Ukraine by Russia or to participate in the research of high school girls kidnapped in 2014 by Boko Haram in Nigeria.

How to explain this shot of Iran on an American drone ?

According to experts, the US command had no interest in entering the airspace of Iran - the Pentagon ensures that the drone was flying 34 km from the Iranian coast. Still, the area of ​​the Strait of Ormuz is always delicate to sweep. National spaces are touching each other, and riparian countries can make land claims.

Other hypotheses are also envisaged to explain the Iranian shooting.

On the American side we can think of a GPS jamming that momentarily drifted the Global Hawk, or an error in the preparation of the route of his mission.

On the Iranian side one can think of the untimely triggering of an Iranian soil-air system or of taking control of the regime's "tough guys" wanting to test the American will.

A demonstration of Iranian technological strength

In any case, the fact that Iran has managed to destroy a Global Hawk "demonstrates that the country is technologically more advanced than one would have thought.

In a sense, it's a message sent to the United States to warn them not to underestimate their military capability, "said Amy Zegart, co-director of Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation. (California), interviewed by Time.

Alize Marion for DayNewsWorld

DONALD TRUMP FOR A SECOND MANDATE KEEPING THE GREATNESS OF AMERICA

Under the cheers of an enthusiastic crowd, Donald Trump launched the campaign for his re-election in Florida on Tuesday night. He is the first to open this campaign, which is likely to be rich in lessons. In a country with a booming economy since the election of Donald Trump, the polls do not give it as a winner.

Yet, far from being moved, the tenant of the White House has resumed its favorite themes of 2016 and violently attacked the Democrats, accused of wanting to "destroy the American dream."

And very comfortable at the microphone and true to his provocative style, the president literally galvanized the 25,000 or so fans who came to listen to him in Orlando. The US president has promised to "Keep America Great," in reference to its previous slogan, Make America Great Again.

"Four more years! Four more years! "Regularly resumed his support in the room, punctuating a speech in the very aggressive tone. "Voting for a democrat, whoever he is, in 2020 is to vote for the rise of radical socialism and the destruction of the American dream," he said.

He is already denying the results of polls that place him second in key states like Texas and Wisconsin and continues to trumpet that his approval level exceeds 50%.

Moreover the president already evokes the possibility of scheming democrats if he had to lose the elections of November 2020, especially if the advance of the Democrats on the Republicans is thin.

Has he not also hinted that his base would be agitated if something unpleasant happened to him, recalling that his supporters include bikers, soldiers, policemen, border agents and other hard "trumpists". Moreover, he keeps repeating that the stock market will collapse if he loses.

Trump's main problem is not so much what he does - some of his decisions are excellent, but what he is. Is not Trump his own enemy ?

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld

THE KICK-UP OF THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN BOOSTED BY THE TRIUMPH OF THE ECONOMY TRUMP

"If anyone else takes the reins in 2020, there will be a stock market crash like we've never seen before! He tweeted this weekend. In Florida, Donald Trump launches his 2020 campaign

On Tuesday night in Orlando, US President Donald Trump kicks off his campaign for the upcoming 2020 presidential election.

Especially optimistic, he already announces the color: "I feel we will break records."

Vice President Mike Pence and First Lady Melania Trump will be traveling with him.

The billionaire Republican, 73, knows that he will, as in 2016, win in this key state for a second term as his three predecessors: Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

With its 29 "big voters", Florida is a weighty state in the American system of "electoral college". It is traditionally highly contested in presidential polls.

Some 25,000 people are expected in the Amway Center, the enclosure of the Orlando Magics NBA team, with giant screens outside so that "everyone can enjoy".

The tide of red caps "Make America Great Again" or MAGRA should welcome it with enthusiasm giving the president of septuagenarian opportunity to capture all the light.

Excellent economic results as a shock asset

The President should brand the good figures of what he calls simply "the Trump economy" and shake the specter of an apocalyptic scenario if a Democrat drove him out of the White House. "If anyone else takes the reins in 2020, there will be a stock market crash like we've never seen before! Tweeted this weekend the former businessman.

The fact is that the United States is indeed succeeding economically by extending, beyond what was expected, their growth cycle, with an increase in GDP since the fourth quarter of 2009. We are thus approaching the end of the 11th year of growth.

And with unemployment at 3.6% so with full employment, as an economist explains. In fact, the United States is experimenting with the so-called "theory of overheating" - what economists dislike - by continuing to support demand through its fiscal and monetary policies. The Republican President lowered taxes for businesses and for wealthier households, while public deficits continued to widen. Everyone wins, from businesses to homes.

"The United States of Donald Trump therefore seem to demonstrate that when demand is stimulated, as we approach full employment, we can extend the growth cycle," concludes the analyst.

"The unemployment rate is at its lowest, inflation is almost non-existent and new jobs are being created at an alarming rate. All those who study presidential politics know that strong economies are the most important factor in supporting the outgoing president, "says Forbes.

Towards a victory despite the polls?

Other things to consider: taxes have fallen and the nation is "at peace", as the White House tenant has minimized the presence of his army in countries under tension like Afghanistan and Syria. A promise he also made during his campaign, "bring back the Boys" in the United States, motivated primarily by the economic aspect.

In 2016, the former tycoon of real estate, thanks to crucial victories in a handful of key states, was propelled to the White House. To the extent that he has so far stubbornly refused to pose as a rallying force and to broaden his "electoral map", a re-election requires a new performance on the same lands.

If, at a little over 500 election days, polls at the national level give Donald Trump beaten, an early campaign and his good economic results could allow him to take advantage of the emptiness left on the Democratic side.

Eight days after the Trump show, twenty Democrat candidates will gather in Miami, some 300 kilometers further south, for two crucial debates in a very open primary.

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld

12 DEATH IN A FUSILLADE IN VIRGINIA IN THE USA

Municipal employee of a seaside resort on the US East Coast opened fire on Friday in a public building in the city, killing 12 people before being shot dead by the police.

This umpteenth tragedy, in a country marked by gun violence, occurred in Virginia Beach, a city of 450,000 inhabitants about 300 kilometers south of Washington.

"We now have 12" dead victims, Virginia Beach Police Chief James Cervera told reporters. A first assessment of 11 deaths was made worse with the death of an injured person during his transport to the hospital.

Four other wounded people are being treated in hospitals in the region and others could have gone on their own, he said.

"A war zone"

It was shortly after 16:00 Friday (20:00 GMT) when the suspect, "a long-time employee," entered a municipal building and began "immediately to shoot blind on all the victims," ​​said Mr. Cervera . A victim was killed outside near his vehicle. The others were found in the three floors of the building.

Spotting the floor where the shooter was by the sound of bullets, police intervened. "It was a long exchange of fire between these four policemen and the suspect. "

According to Mr. Cervera, the shooter was armed with a 45 caliber pistol equipped with a silencer and reloaded several times. The weapon and many magazines emptied were found on the spot.

Hit, the shooter that the police tried in vain to resuscitate succumbed to his injuries. Mr. Cervera said a policeman was "saved" by his bullet-proof vest.

A police officer, hit during this exchange of fire, survived thanks to his bulletproof vest.

After scrutinizing "a horrible crime scene", the investigators were still trying Saturday to find out what could have motivated the shooter to act.

According to Mr. Cervera, the police "prevented this individual from committing even worse carnage in this building" likely to accommodate up to 400 people.

Shooter DeWayne C., a man in his forties, had been employed for about 15 years in the city's public works department. According to the local press, he is a former US Army employee.

Prayer by Pharell Williams -

"It's an awful day," Virginia State Governor Ralph Northam, who arrived on the scene, said.

Bobby Dyer, the mayor of this seaside resort, which also houses a major US Navy base, told reporters "the most devastating day in Virginia Beach's history."

"We pray for our city, for lost lives, for their families and all those affected," tweeted singer Pharrell Williams, a native of Virginia Beach.

The United States is regularly bereaved by such shootings.

The state of Virginia, traditionally conservative, was the scene in 2007 of a particularly lethal shootout: a mentally unstable student had shot dead 32 people on the campus of Virginia Tech University.

The right to possess a weapon is guaranteed in the country by the second amendment to the Constitution.

There have been 150 shootings that have left more than four victims - dead or dead - since the beginning of 2019, according to Gun Violence Archive, a specialized NGO.

Despite the repetition of these shootings and many calls for change, federal legislation has hardly changed in recent years.

Andrew Preston for DayNewsWorld

TRUMP GETS IN THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

If the current President of the United States has never made any mystery about his candidacy for the 2020 elections, he put an end to the suspense on Friday by giving a precise timetable: the Republican billionaire will officially launch his campaign for a second term June 18, from Florida, key state he won in the 2016 election.

"I will announce my candidacy (...) with First Lady Melania and Vice President Mike Pence June 18 in Orlando," tweeted Friday the US President.

The The choice of Florida as the starting point of his campaign is not due to chance. He had won this key state in 2016 with just over 1% ahead of Hillary Clinton while Florida was Barack Obama who won every one of his mandates.

The man who keeps his promises

Despite his defeat in the mid-term elections and especially the various scandals that have targeted him since 2016, as the case of Russian interference, the president is very likely to be re-elected. It can already rely on the good economic health of the country with unemployment below 4%, a full employment situation, growth of more than 3% and a salary increase of 3.1% over the year 2018.

Strong arguments even if some economic indicators are less favorable as the precariousness of jobs - partly to explain the decline in unemployment - and especially the stormy relations with China.

But the great asset of Donald Trump is above all his image as a politician who has kept his promises. For his constituents, he did what he promised during his campaign in 2016 whether it is at the economic level or on the themes of immigration. He has thus engaged in a showdown with congressional Democrats over the financing of his wall on the Mexican border.

About twenty candidates

The name of his Democratic opponent in the November 3, 2020 poll is still the big unknown. With 23 men and women candidates for the nomination of the party the race is open. Joe Biden, former vice president of Barack Obama, is currently in the lead in the polls for the Democratic camp, but it is much too early to draw conclusions.

The game will not be easy for the one who prides himself on running the country as a company, he who has never pretended to expand his electorate.........

Alyson Braxton for DayNewsWorld

THE TRUMP CHANTAGE TO MEXICO PUNITIVE TAXES TO CONTROL CLANDESTINE IMMIGRATION

Donald Trump has decided Thursday to use the great means against Mexico, accused of laxity on the issue of illegal immigration: it will impose from June 10 tariffs on products from its southern neighbor.

The US president announced that the United States would put in place "5% tariffs on all goods from Mexico" and that these would "gradually increase until the problem of illegal immigration is not resolved.

Tariffs could rise to 10% by 1 July and rise by 5 percentage points each month to the 25% limit in October if Mexico "does not stop the flow of illegal aliens through its territory ", He said in a statement issued by the White House. The United States reserves the right to withdraw these rates at "their sole discretion," he added.

This is the shock announcement made by Donald Trump this Thursday, May 30, to fight against Mexican illegal immigration.

"A disastrous announcement"

The Mexican president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, invited him to the dialogue: "I inform you that I do not want the confrontation (...) I propose to deepen the dialogue, to look for alternatives to the problem of immigration He wrote in a letter to his counterpart.

The decision was described immediately as "disastrous" by Mexico, who advocates a dialogue with the United States on the issue of illegal migration and wants to avoid any "confrontation". Earlier, Donald Trump had said he would "not order the closure of the border" between the United States and Mexico, a measure much criticized for several months. But the implementation of these tariffs was also frowned upon in his administration, which fears for the future new free trade agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada (AEUMC) paradoxically launched the same day by the US government.

White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, however, tried to separate the two files. "These are not tariffs in the context of the trade dispute, they are tariffs in the context of the immigration problem," he said in a conference call.

Americans overwhelmed

Donald Trump had prepared the ground a few hours ago, announcing that a record group of more than a thousand illegal immigrants had been arrested after crossing the border between Mexico and the United States at El Paso, Texas. .An unprecedented figure.

"Democrats must defend our incredible border police and finally close the breaches at our border! He had tweeted, accompanying his message with a two-minute video over night showing dozens of silhouettes crossing, apparently easily, a barrier.

The majority of this group consisted of families (934 people) and unaccompanied minors (63), according to the Border Police (CBP), which published images showing dozens of people standing in front of a metal fence, watched over by police. agents.

Arrest of "Largest Group Ever Discovered by Border Police Officers Demonstrates the Seriousness of the Humanitarian Crisis and Border Security" in the American South Bordering on Mexico, said CBP's No. 2 Robert E. Perez, in a statement.

"All the members of the group," the statement added, came from Guatemala, Honduras or El Salvador, "the three countries from which most of the migrants who come to the United States via Mexico come from.

One of Trump's promises

Donald Trump has made the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico one of the central promises of his 2016 campaign. He tirelessly accuses the Democratic opposition, which controls since January one of the two chambers of Congress , block any initiative on the border.

The standoff with the Democrats over the financing of this wall had plunged the United States into the longest budget impasse, or "shutdown", of their history in December 2018 and January 2019.Face the refusal of the Congress to grant him the budget envelope, Donald Trump declared in February a national emergency at the border and asked the Defense to reallocate billions of dollars to its construction.

Overwhelmed by the influx of illegal immigrants to the Mexican border, US authorities can no longer afford to keep them in detention. They have recently officially decided to release "families" of which no member has a criminal record pending a court review of their case.

A few weeks ago, the President of the United States had threatened to close the border with Mexico, a project that had alarmed even in his own camp, given the tight interweaving of the US and Mexican economies. But the decision on Thursday may penalize both countries by weakening the Mexican economy while penalizing US consumers who will pay the price of imported products.

But a possible weakening of the Mexican economy could lead to a resumption of immigration from this country to the United States, while the latter is at its lowest for two decades...

Andrew Preston for DayNewsWorld

ABORTION REJECTS CRIME IN ALABAMA

There is an air of "The Scarlet Servant" floating over Alabama after the US Senate vote on abortion .......

Abortion becomes a crime again in Alabama, even in the case of rape.

The state of Alabama now has the most restrictive legislation on abortion in the United States: no exception in case of rape, no exception in case of incest either.

Abortion is once again a crime in Alabama, with one exception: if the mother is at risk of life or a lethal abnormality of the fetus.

A text promulgated by the governor of the state, Kay Ivey, Thursday, May 15, for which "all life [is] a gift of God".

The Republican vote of 25 to 6 angered Democratic minority leader in the Alabama Senate Bobby Singleton: "It's a shame, it's a scandal and a parody! (...) you have nothing to do with men abusing women and raping them, and you still want them to bear this child from this rape. "

Some Republicans even hope to have a 1973 law revisit, a decision called "Roe versus Wade" that recognized women's right to abort while the fetus is not viable.

While the powerful civil rights organization ACLU has already indicated that it will quickly seize justice, many American stars are outraged against this anti-abortion law in Alabama. The actress Alyssa Milano, famous for her roles in "Madame is served" and "Charmed" furious, is particularly indignant at the total absence of women among the senators who voted this law ... "Not a womb. NOT ONE UTERUS, "she blasted on Twitter.

The singer Janelle Monáe is also on the rise. "The Alabama Senate adopts the most restrictive national law on abortion. These bastards !!! And this is the first time I've used this word in almost 100,000 tweets and retweets. Even in case of rape or incest !!! "

The case of Alabama illustrates a trend of Republican states (Kentucky, Ohio, Mississippi and Georgia in particular) that seem to align with the pro-life positions of Donald Trump.

Britney Delsey for DayNewsWorld

FREE HOSTAGE OR THANKS OF TRUMP FOR THEIR SUPER BOLT

The French special forces released four hostages in the north of the country on Thursday night, including one American woman. His identity has not been revealed.

US President Donald Trump said Monday that the French had done a "great job" by releasing hostages, including an American, in northern Burkina Faso, at the cost of the death of two French soldiers.

"The French did a great job. We really appreciate it, "said Donald Trump at the White House. He recalled that the Americans had contributed to this operation by providing information to the French.

The soldiers of the Hubert commando released four hostages in the night from Thursday to Friday: two French, one South Korean and one American. We did not know the presence of these two women in Burkina Faso.

According to the French General François Lecointre, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, the two women were held for "28 days" while the two French were captured nine days earlier.

Nothing has filtered around the ex-American hostage who was repatriated independently of the other three hostages. The US authorities have not disclosed the identity or reasons for the visit to Africa of their national. The State Department has justified this discretion by "concern for confidentiality". A spokesman simply thanked Paris and offer his condolences to the families of the two French soldiers killed, Cédric Pierrepont and Alain Bertoncello.

A national tribute ceremony to the two French soldiers Cédric de Pierrepont, 33 years old and Alain Bertoncello, 28, killed by freeing these four hostages, is organized this Tuesday at Les Invalides.

Britney Delsey for DayNewsWorld

SHOOTING AGAINST A SYNAGOGUE IN CALIFORNIA

A 19-year-old man killed a 60-year-old man and wounded three others in a machine-gun attack at a synagogue near San Diego, California, USA The young man had entered the Chabad synagogue. after 11:20 am to open fire with an assault rifle AR-15 that apparently stopped, an explanation for the small number of victims while a hundred faithful were gathered.The gunman was arrested and detained.

Reference to Christchurch Attack

Shooter John T. Earnest was not known to the police. According to local media, he publicly announced on the internet his intention to kill Jews.

"We have copies of his social media publications and his open letter, and we will review them to determine their authenticity and what it brings to the investigation," said the sheriff.

The killer was inspired by the text of Brenton Tarrant, a white supremacist Australian who killed 50 people in the mosque attack on March 15 in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The sheriff said his services were working with the FBI and the city of Escondido to investigate the possible involvement of the alleged gunman in a mosque fire last month, not injuring anyone.

The mayor of Poway paid tribute to "the members of the congregation who opposed the shooter and thus avoided a much more horrific incident" while US President Donald Trump presented his "most sincere condolences" denouncing a motivated crime by hatred.

"Tonight, the heart of America is with the victims of the horrific shootings in a synagogue (...) Our entire Nation is in mourning, praying for the wounded and expressing solidarity with the Jewish community. We strongly condemn the evils of anti-Semitism and hate, which must be defeated, "said the US president at a public meeting in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

"It is time to take action, to declare a determined war [on anti-Semitism], and not to condemn sluggishly, allowing the forces of hate to relive the dark hours of history," he said. Israel's ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon.

Eleven people were killed exactly six months earlier, on October 27, in a shootout in a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (eastern USA). It was the deadliest attack on the Jewish community ever committed in the United States.

According to the Anti-Defamation League, the United States has seen a 57% increase in antisemitic incidents in 2017.

Carl Delsey for DayNewsWorld

JOE BIDEN, A DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE CAPABLE OF CONFRONTING DONALD TRUMP

Joe Biden, the former vice president of Barack Obama, announced his candidacy for the Democratic primaries on Thursday (April 25th). This is his third attempt to run for the White House after two failures in 1988 and 2008.

This time, he presents himself as the healer, the rallyer of an America he considers to be sick and divided since the election of Donald Trump in 2016.

"We are in a battle for the soul of this nation," he wrote on Twitter before saying that history could consider Donald Trump's four years in the presidency as an "aberration." "If we give Donald Trump eight years in the White House, he will forever change the identity of this nation, who we are. And I can not remain passive and let that happen.

Faced with his 19 Democrat contenders, Joe Biden believes he is the only one able to beat the billionaire in 2020. Voting intentions put this veteran of politics to the rank of favorite among the candidates eager to challenge Trump in 2020. According to the institutes, he is given a winner with between 13 and 5 points in advance, with an average victory by 7.8 points.

By the way Donald Trump, did not get it wrong and taking the candidacy of Joe Biden seriously cracked a mocking message "Welcome to Joe's run asleep. I just hope you're smart enough, long overdue, to win the elementary campaign. There will be low blows, you will be dealing with people who really have crazy ideas and twisted. But if you succeed, I'll see you on the starting line! "A message in the right line of remarks made by Donald Trump when he speaks of the one he nicknamed" Sleepy Joe ".

The experience, fame and popularity of the former Vice President of Obama are his assets.

Joe Biden is a seasoned and experienced politician. He rose patiently through the ranks of the Senate to the position of Chairman of the Legal Affairs Committee, the one dealing with Supreme Court appointments, and twice that of Chairman of the prestigious Foreign Affairs Committee, a rank of quasi -Secretary of State. This unquestionable expertise encourages the winner of the race for the 2008 Democratic nomination, Barack Obama, to choose him as vice-president in 2008.

The decades spent in the Senate, however, did not move this Pennsylvania native away from the lower classes. If his gaffes can feed a book, they are also considered as so many guarantees of authenticity. So he attracts a moderate flank, black as white, for which to beat Donald Trump is the most important. He is counting on the existence of this sort of silent majority within the party to support him and he may well get a small percentage of Trump voters in key states like Michigan, Pennsylvania or Wisconsin.

But are among his most glaring weaknesses in a race for the Democratic nomination: his age - 76 -, some of his statements and past positions, and a centrism reminiscent of Hillary Clinton.

He will first have to make amends for certain positions and past statements. In fact, in 1974, he opposed busing, the use of school transportation to promote racial diversity in schools, a decade after the civil rights laws. Joe Biden will also respond to criticism from African Americans about his role in the 1994 adoption of a crime law that paved the way for the massive incarceration of blacks.

Moreover, Senator Delawere, he was condescending to Anita Hill, the law professor who accused Clarence Thomas of harassment. He refused to hear the testimony of women who could have corroborated the lawyer's allegations of sexual harassment against future Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. And more recently, Joe Biden has been accused of kisses and inappropriate contact by several women. His clumsy excuses were not enough.

In addition to its past positions, its centrism constitutes another handicap, the Democratic Party being more and more progressive. The eight years spent in the centrist wake of Barack Obama may indeed penalize Joe Biden in a Democratic Party that is now shifting to his left on the financing of social protection, taxation, and the role of Federal State.Or Joe Biden is resolutely centrist. A Delaware senator for seven terms, he was known for his proximity to banks and businesses.

But above all, the Democratic Party has undergone profound changes over the last decade.

The voices of women and minorities matter enormously. Joe Biden, 76-year-old white man, does not fit the ideal candidate to represent diversity

"The old guard of the Democratic Party has failed to arrest Trump, and we must not count on her today to wage the fight against her policy of divide-and-better-to-rule", so reacted Alexandra Rojas, the Director of Justice Democrats, a group opposed to the candidacy of Joe Biden. Would Joe Biden be a candidate of the past?

Faced with a string of forty and fifty year old, the former vice president will have to prove that he is not only a provisional federator, by default, and that he is able to add generations to generations and moderates to progressives to win against Donald Trump.

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld

THE MUELLER DISCUSSED DONALD TRUMP REPORT

The special prosecutor 's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election seems close: unable to prove collusion with the Republican campaign teams.

The same is true of Donald Trump's possible obstruction of justice. A victory for the tenant of the White House and the Republicans. :

"No collusion, no obstruction. For the haters and the democrats of extreme left: end of part. ! Donald Trump will not be prosecuted.

Rumors and secrets were largely lifted thanks to the publication of Mueller's report by Justice Minister William Barr.

Poor House Democrat Democrat Nancy Pelosi, however, asked to have Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller auditioned "by the House and Senate as quickly as possible. The American people have the right to hear the truth. "

Certainly suspicions of obstruction of justice still weigh. The report shows that Donald Trump did everything possible to kill the investigation in the bud.

The President tried to overthrow Mr. Mueller and put pressure on ex-Justice Minister Jeff Sessions to reverse his decision to recuse himself and put an end to the investigation.

He did everything to have former FBI director James Comey stop investigating his former adviser Michael Flynn, and eventually sacked Mr. Comey following his refusal. He has not said everything about the holding of exchanges between his son-in-law Jared Kushner and Russian nationals in the summer of 2016.

But this investigation had the gift of deeply annoying the tenant of the White House

But this attitude is certainly not enough to accuse the President.

Moreover, the 448-page report, released on Thursday, April 18, is fine.

The rumors, the attacks, the political maneuvers against Donald Trump did not they tended to try to discredit a president who, despite some errors, obtains after two years of mandate enviable results both in employment (full employment) than in the economy ?

Larry Ricky for DayNewsWorld
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ARRESTATION DE JULIAN ASSANGE A LONDRES ET INCULPATION AUX ETATS-UNIS POUR CONSPIRATION

Depuis plusieurs mois, la rumeur d’une arrestation imminente courait dans l’entourage de Julian Assange. Une rumeur qui n'était pas sans fondement puisque le fondateur de Wikileaks a été arrêté dans l'ambassade d’Equateur, où il est réfugié depuis 2012, ce jeudi 11 avril, par la police britannique. « Julian Assange, 47 ans, a été arrêté aujourd'hui, jeudi 11 avril, par des agents du service de la police métropolitain (MPS) à l'ambassade d'Équateur », a annoncé Scotland Yard.

Le lanceur d'alerte s'est fait connaître avec la divulgation de milliers de textos envoyés pendant les attentats du 11 septembre et vivait reclus depuis sept ans au Royaume-Uni.

Les autorités britannique ont expliqué que l'arrestation de ce jeudi a été menée en vertu d'un mandat de juin 2012 délivré par le tribunal londonien de Westminster Magistrates, pour non présentation au tribunal.

L'Australien de 47 ans, teint pâle et barbe blanche, visiblement affaibli, est entré , ce jeudi après-midi, dans une salle d'audience du tribunal de Westminster, chemise et veste foncées. Il a été reconnu coupable par le tribunal de Westminster, d'avoir violé les conditions de sa liberté provisoire. Sa peine exacte sera fixée ultérieurement. Il encourt une peine allant de la simple amende à un an de prison.

Les Etats-Unis ont demandé son extradition

Quelques minutes après avoir annoncé l’arrestation de M. Assange pour avoir enfreint les conditions de sa liberté conditionnelle, Scotland Yard a expliqué avoir reçu une demande d’extradition en provenance des Etats-Unis. .

La question de la demande d'extradition américaine de Julian Assange doit être abordée par le tribunal de Westminster le 2 mai mais son avocat a d'ores et déjà fait savoir qu'Assange aller s'opposer à cette demande. Julian Assange a en effet annoncé qu’il allait « contester et combattre » cette dernière.

Il est accusé par les Etats-Unis de « piratage informatique ». Julian Assange est accusé d’avoir « conspiré » avec Chelsea Manning, une militaire américaine qui avait fourni au site Internet, en 2010, des millions de documents secrets issus de l’armée et de la diplomatie américaine publiées en partie par WikiLeaks. Selon l'acte d'inculpation, qui était jusqu'ici sous scellé, l'Australien est accusé d'avoir aidé l'ex-analyste du renseignement américain Chelsea Manning à obtenir un mot de passe pour accéder à des milliers de documents classés secret-défense ensuite révélés au public.

Mais quel est le degré exact d'implication du lanceur d'alerte Assange dans l’extraction de ces documents ?

Julian Assange encourt une peine maximale de cinq années de prison.

L'avocat M. Pollack s'est  dit « amèrement déçu » que l'Equateur ait permis l'arrestation dans son ambassade de Julian Assange, « à qui il avait accordé la citoyenneté et l'asile ».

L'actrice Pamela Anderson a vivement réagi à l'arrestation de Julian Assange dans un Tweet posté il y a quelques heures.

Se disant « en état de choc », elle demande : « comment pouvez-vous l'Equateur? Comment pouvez-vous le Royaume-Uni? » Des questions rhétoriques auxquelles elle répond, dénonçant des Britanniques à la botte des Etats-Unis, et ajoutant « vous avez besoin d'une diversion face à vos conneries de Brexit idiot. »

« Un jour sombre pour la liberté de la presse »

La possible extradition aux Etats-Unis sur la base de ses travaux journalistiques de 2010 a fait réagir les organisations de défense de la liberté de la presse.

Le lanceur d’alerte Edward Snowden a dénoncé un « jour sombre pour la liberté de la presse ».

Jennifer Robinson, l'une des avocates de Julian Assange s'est exprimée devant les journalistes jeudi soir, quelques heures après l'arrestation de Julian Assange:« Cela instaure un dangereux précédent pour tous les médias et les journalistes en Europe et ailleurs dans le monde. » a-t-elle déclaré. « Ce précédent veut dire que tout journaliste peut être extradé pour être poursuivi aux Etats-Unis pour avoir publié des informations véridiques à propos des Etats-Unis », a-t-elle estimé.

Son avocat, Barry Pollack,de son côté, a dénoncé la volonté américaine d'extrader "un journaliste étranger" qui est poursuivi, selon lui, pour "avoir publié des informations véridiques". La justice britannique "va devoir se prononcer sur ce qui semble être un effort sans précédent des Etats-Unis pour obtenir l'extradition d'un journaliste étranger afin qu'il soit inculpé pour avoir publié des informations véridiques", a déclaré Barry Pollack dans un communiqué diffusé sur le compte Twitter de WikiLeaks.

« Viser Assange en raison de la fourniture d’informations d’intérêt public à des journalistes serait une mesure strictement punitive et constituerait un dangereux précédent pour les journalistes, leurs sources et les lanceurs d’alerte », a réagi le secrétaire général de Reporters sans frontières, Christophe Deloire.

Joanne Courbet pour DayNewsWorld

TRUMP  HARDENS ITS MIGRATION POLICY

In the midst of a migration crisis, Trump separates from his Homeland Security Minister and this resignation is added to the previous ones, as the billionaire is a shock team for the presidential campaign.

"Homeland Security Minister Kirstjen Nielsen is about to step down, and I would like to thank her for her work," the American president said tonight.

Kirstjen Nielsen, an early supporter of Donald Trump, resigned Sunday, April 7.

In December 2017, the forty-year-old had been the youngest minister appointed to lead this sprawling wallet, which, since its creation in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, has been overseeing 22 government agencies.

She was temporarily replaced by Kevin McAleenan, previously Head of Customs and Border Protection. But she gives no explanation on this departure.

"I hope the next secretary will have the support of Congress and the courts to correct the laws that hinder our ability to completely secure US borders, and that have contributed to creating discord in the national conversation," the minister said. in a letter to the president.

The US president had just visited on Friday with his minister at the border between the United States and Mexico, where he began to erect a wall to prevent the passage of candidates for illegal immigration.

He regularly complains about the weakness of US immigration laws and made it his hobby horse for his 2016 campaign.

"Our country is COMPLETE! Donald Trump tweeted again Sunday night, picking up an expression he has been hammering since the visit. An expression that shows the impatience of the White House tenant. Yet according to the border police more than 100,000 arrests of immigrants transiting through Mexico in March have been recorded the number, the highest monthly total for about 10 years.

Kirstjen Nielsen, 46, was a first-time believer: first as a John Kelly collaborator, she became Secretary of Homeland Security in October 2017. The youngest man in her forties was the youngest minister appointed to head the portfolio. sprawling, since its creation in the furrow of the 9/11 attacks, 22 government agencies.

In this role, she embodied Donald Trump's controversial migration policy of "zero tolerance". She was the one who set up the border separation of migrant children from their parents. It was also she who last month defended the declaration of national emergency, aiming to ensure the financing of the wall on the border with Mexico.

Despite her foolproof loyalty and "Despite our progress in reforming Homeland Security (...), I felt it was time for me to leave," she wrote Sunday night.

Alyson Braxton for DayNewsWorld

HOMOSEXUAL BLACK WOMAN

AND MAYOR OF CHICAGO

She is a woman, black, homosexual and mayor of a large city in Illinois. Her name is Lori Lightfoot Chicago elected Mayor of Chicago.

The former 56-year-old federal prosecutor promised to reduce inequality in a city of gun violence.

The people of Chicago elected Tuesday April 2 a black and openly homosexual woman at the head of their city.

A historic first in this city marked by social inequalities and violence due to firearms.

The southern and western parts of the city, the poorest and inhabited mainly by a black population, are indeed lagging behind the financial center and the north of the city, which have benefited from economic development programs.

Lori Lightfoot led a commission to oversee police activities, won largely against Toni Preckwinkle, Democrat and African-American like her through a campaign on the progressive agenda.

More than 550 murders in 2018

More than 550 murders were recorded in 2018 in Chicago, more than the combined figures of New York and Los Angeles, whose populations are larger.

The poll also reflects a weariness vis-à-vis local politics in this Democratic stronghold.

"Voters seem to be in a state of mind of" turn them all, "said Evan McKenzie, a professor of political science at the University of Illinois.

"They are tired of corruption, federal investigations against municipal officials, police scandals and the budget crisis. ".

"The message is that they want new ideas and a cleaner government," he added.

Kate White for DayNewsWorld
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DISCULPATION COMPLETE DE DONALD TRUMP

EXONERATION DE TOUTE COLLUSION AVEC LA RUSSIE

Pour la presse américaine, l’exonération de toute collusion avec la Russie est une victoire pour Trump, même si l’intégralité du rapport n’est pas publiée.

C'est la douche froide pour la démocrates.

Donald Trump a triomphé, dimanche 24 mars 2019.

Après 675 jours d'enquête, 2800 réquisitions de documents, l'audition de 500 témoins menée par 19 procureurs et 40 agents du FBI, le rapport du procureur spécial Robert Mueller n'a pas pu établir que Donald Trump ou son entourage

« aient conspiré ou se soient coordonnés avec le gouvernement russe dans ses activités visant à interférer » sur la campagne présidentielle américaine de 2016.

L'attorney général des Etats-Unis William Barr a en outre écarté le soupçon d’obstruction à la justice soulevé notamment par le limogeage abrupt du directeur de la police fédérale, James Comey, en mai 2017.

Le rapport « ne conclut pas que le président a commis un crime, mais il ne l'exonère pas non plus ».

Le ministre de la justice, lui, a affirmé que l’enquête ne mentionnait aucun délit susceptible d’entraîner des poursuites judiciaires sur ce point.

.Sa note de quatre pages met un terme à une saga de près de deux ans.

A un an et demi de la prochaine élection présidentielle, elle écarte définitivement la perspective d’une destitution par le Congrès de Donald Trump.

Ce dernier a rapidement réagi en publiant sur son compte Twitter un communiqué de victoire. « Pas de collusion, pas d’obstruction, DISCULPATION complète et totale ! », s’est-il félicité, après avoir

Donald Trump à parler d'« exonération complète et entière » avant de conclure, en direct des a résidence de Mar-a-Lago en Floride : « Honnêtement, c'est une honte que votre président ait eu à subir ça. »

Les conclusions « renforcent Donald Trump dans ses batailles à venir, y compris sa réélection », estime le New York Times.

Britney Delsey pour DayNewsWorld

JAIR BOLSONARO AND DONALD TRUMP

IN WASHINGTON

US President Donald Trump and one of his most ardent admirers, Jair Bolsonaro, meet on Tuesday, November 19, two months after the election of the Brazilian president in Washington.

"Brazil and the United States have never been so close," said the US president, receiving his counterpart.

Since coming to power on 1 January, Bolsonaro has indeed displayed a marked pro-Americanism, breaking with the tradition of Brazilian diplomacy that strove to keep equidistant from the great powers.

Beyond a common passion for shock tweets and a claimed taste of provocation, they are in unison on a number of topics:

rejection of multilateralism, restrictive migration policy, decisions about the LGBT community, gender equality, ultra-liberalism or denunciation of the Paris climate agreement. Jair Bolsonaro has even been nicknamed the "Trump Tropical".

During his campaign, Jair Bolsonaro assured that he would take many measures upon his arrival in power to renew the country. And promises kept.

From the first hours of his mandate, the new president signed many decrees and circular restructuring including its ministries. Thus he excluded from the prerogatives of his new Ministry of Human Rights the concerns related to LGBT people.

But if the Brazilian has often been compared to his American counterpart, it turns out however that his policy could actually be dangerous for democracy unlike that of Donald Trump.

Indeed, Brazil is still a relatively young democracy whose counter-powers are fragile because of the fragmentation of Parliament, for lack of strong parties. The largest, the Workers Party, was shaken by the dismissal of Dilma Rousseff. The only candidate who could win the presidential election against the far right, Lula Da Silva, is in prison.

While Donald Trump was completely outside the politics before his election, Bolsonaro, a federal deputy for nearly twenty years (1991-2019) and ex-captain, knows quite the opposite of politics and the army. Moreover, he does not hide his nostalgia for the military dictatorship from 1964 to 1985. Before his election did he not want to "a purge as never Brazil has known"?

Donald Trump has never weighed individual liberties and his opponents are not threatened. In addition, he faces a solid counterpower with the system of "check and balance" in the Constitution. (the failure of the anti-immigration decree is a good example).

Faced with this fragile Congress, Jair Bolsonaro, he has strong support: he relies on the lobby of firearms, agribusiness and Evangelicals (religion booming in Brazil, facing the decline of Catholics) . He seems to have the free hand to pass the laws he wants.

Be that as it may, there has been talk of a conservative alliance, a strengthening of economic relations between the two countries and an increased pressure on Venezuela.

The President of the United States and that of the first power in Latin America insisted on the need for enhanced economic cooperation. The United States has pledged to support Brazil's entry into the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Brazil has authorized the United States to launch satellites from the Alcantara Space Center in the northern state of Maranhao.

A surprising visit was made for a foreign head of state: he went to the headquarters of the CIA.

Before their meeting, the Brazilian president said in a tweet almost inflamed: "For the first time in a long time, a Brazilian president who is not anti-American comes to Washington.This is the beginning of an alliance for freedom and prosperity, as the Brazilians have always wanted."

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld
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PRESIDENTIELLE AMERICAINE BETO O'ROURKE L'ESPOIR DES DEMOCRATES

Il a annoncé, jeudi 14 mars, sa candidature à l’investiture démocrate pour la présidentielle de 2020.

Il s'appelle Beto O’Rourke. Mais il n'est pas totalement inconnu des Américains.

Ce quadragénaire démocrate a en effet été battu de justesse en novembre face à Ted Cruz, le ténor républicain du Texas, après une campagne qui a fortement accru sa notoriété.

Les démocrates tiennent donc leur 15e candidat, l'étoile montante du parti qui a officialisé sa participation à la primaire.

Une communication bien rodée.

Star des réseaux sociaux et coqueluche des médias, le Texan Beto O'Rourke n'a rien oublié . « La seule manière pour nous d'être fidèles aux promesses de l'Amérique est de tout donner pour elle et tout donner pour nous tous », a-t-il assuré dans une vidéo qui a fuité auprès de la télé d'El Paso, sa ville natale .

La veille, il faisait au contraire la une de Vanity Fair, debout à côté de son pick-up sur la « route vers 2020 ». « Je veux y être. Je suis vraiment né pour ça », a-t-il déclaré au magazine américain dans un très long portrait entrecoupé de photos signées Annie Leibovitz, photographe des stars.

Une campagne sur le charisme et la jeunesse

Beto O'Rourke peut difficilement se targuer de ses succès politiques. Il a été vaincu lors des midterms en novembre dernier et son expérience à la Chambre des représentants des Etats-Unis, entre 2012 et 2018, n'a pas laissé un souvenir impérissable à ses concitoyens. Mais avant sa défaite face à Ted Cruz au Texas, le démocrate a fait sensation dans cet État du sud, tellement ancré à droite, pour ne pas dire ultraconservateur.

Il a parcouru chacun des 254 comtés du grand État du sud américain, ce que personne n'avait jamais fait avant lui. Le Texan Robert Francis (son vrai prénom) O'Rourke s'est distingué par son aisance particulière en meeting, par son don de l'improvisation comme des réseaux sociaux. Comme un certain un certain Barack Obama.

Et sans compter que Beto O'Rourke a pour lui la jeunesse... Et face à Bernie Sanders (77 ans) et en attendant que l'ancien vice-président de Barack Obama, Joe Biden (76 ans) ne se déclare, l'âge pourrait être un sérieux atout à la manière d'un Kennedy, d'un Clinton ou d'un Obama.

O'Rourke est un ancien rocker-punk qui cite même parfois son groupe préféré, les Clash, et ça le rend populaire. Il parle aussi couramment l'espagnol et peut donc faire la différence auprès d'un électorat hispanique qui se cherche toujours un porte-parole crédible. Beaucoup le compare à un Obama blanc.

Un CV politique plutôt maigre mais un tournant idéologique

Mais s'il balaye dans sa vidéo de lancement de campagne, toute une série de sujets chers à son camp comme la santé, le vivre ensemble, le réchauffement climatique et les guerres, il n'annonce pas encore son programme On sait le démocrate plus modéré que Bernie Sanders, mais qu'en est-il vraiment de son projet politique ? « A part dire 'c'est votre campagne' », ' je suis là pour vous' », que pense O'Rourke ?

Son premier grand rendez-vous, a-t-il annoncé, sera le 30 mars pour un meeting de campagne à El Paso, près de la frontière avec le Mexique. Il lui faudra construire un programme qui réponde à une attente générale de la population et à ses difficultés.

On sait déjà de lui qu'il parle à la fois aux centristes, parce qu'il est lui-même modéré, mais également aux plus progressistes, car il a su défendre plusieurs des options qui leur sont chères, comme l'idée d'un protection-santé pour tous, des restrictions du port d'armes, de la défense des droits des femmes, de l'avortement ou du mariage gay. Le libéralisme — au sens américain, c'est-à-dire une pensée très à gauche —, a plus largement progressé qu'il ne l'avait jamais fait en cinquante ans au sein du parti démocrate. Un virage idéologique dont pourrait se saisir Beto O'Rourke !

Dépourvu de tout mandat électif, Beto O’Rourke fait donc figure de phénomène politique. Sa personnalité singulière lui vaut d’échapper pour l’instant à la principale ligne de fracture démocrate. Celle qui sépare les représentants d’une aile gauche assumée, de Bernie Sanders à Elizabeth Warren, des modérés soucieux de rassurer un électorat plus centriste dans les Etats du Midwest et de la Rust Belt, où se jouera probablement la présidentielle de 2020.

À deux ans de l'élection l'hypothèse de la candidature de l'ancienne première dame s'est fait entendre avec de plus en plus de force, en particulier depuis que Michelle Obama a replongé dans la sphère publique et politique  son livre intitulé «Devenir».

Mais Barack Obama lui-même a expliqué que cela n'arriverait pas, lors d'une réunion publique. «Il y a trois choses qui sont absolument certaines dans la vie: la mort, les impôts et le fait que Michelle ne sera jamais candidate à la présidence des États-Unis», a-t-il assuré.

Et face à un parti démocrate au bord de l'implosion, les chances de Donald Trump restent  fortes pour des raisons autant structurelles que liées à ses résultats. Donald Trump peut aussi s'appuyer sur un socle solide, qui ne varie pas et lui reste fidèle.

Mais, surtout, il y a l'économie américaine qui porte sa candidature. Faut-il rappeler tous ces bons chiffres qui ne cessent de surprendre tout le monde? Chômage, inflation, création d'emploi, indice de la croissance: il ne cesse d'enregistrer des bons résultats...

Si les premiers sondages d'opinion placent régulièrement Beto O'Rourke en bonne position parmi de nombreux candidats, il ne faut pas oublier les bons résultats économiques du président sortant.

Une présidentielle qui risque de réserver bien des surprises.

Joanne Courbet pour DayNewsWorld

VAST SURVEY ON DONALD TRUMP

LAUNCHED BY THE DEMOCRATS

A powerful US parliamentary commission, led by the Democrats, launched an extensive investigation on Donald Trump on Monday. She has asked 80 personalities and organizations, including two sons of Republican President Eric and Donald Jr., and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to deliver documents to them.

The Judicial Committee of the lower house of Congress is investigating suspicions of "obstruction of justice, corruption and other abuses of power by President Trump, his associates and members of his administration," he said. she said in a statement.

She contacted 81 individuals and organizations in total, including Allen Weisselberg, Trump Organization's Chief Financial Officer, President Jay Sekulow's own lawyer, former White House officials such as Steve Bannon, Sean Spicer and Hope Hicks, and as the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange.

The commission urges them to deliver the documents by March 18.

"In recent years, President Trump has not been held to account for his almost daily attacks on our fundamental legal, ethical and constitutional rules and norms," ​​said Jerrold Nadler, the committee's democratic chairman.

"This is a critical time for our nation and we have the responsibility to investigate," he continues.

On Sunday, Nadler explained that the suspicions of obstruction of justice were based on repeated accusations by the 45th President of the United States of the "witch hunt" against Special Prosecutor Robert's investigation. Mueller on a possible collusion with Russia.

Towards a possible impeachment procedure ?

Democrats took the majority in the House of Representatives in January, with the promise of launching numerous parliamentary inquiries against the president after two years of Republican majority. These new investigations, and the multitude of documents required, could provide the Democrats with ammunition if they launched a possible impeachment procedure against Donald Trump.

But congressional Democratic leaders still seem reluctant to play this card, which seems difficult to materialize as long as Republicans control the Senate, and which could galvanize the president's base.

"There is still a long way to impeachment," said Jerry Nadler, speaking in an interview on ABC Sunday.

Donald Trump, who described as "bogus" the vast parliamentary inquiry launched by Democrats, assured that he would cooperate.

Jaimie Potts for DayNewsWorld

MICHAEL COHEN'S SORDID UNPACKING

ON DONALD TRUMP

The much anticipated parliamentary hearing of Donald Trump 's former personal advocate, Michael Cohen, began Wednesday (February 27th). At the opening of the hearing, the Democrat Chair of the House of Representatives' Inquiry Committee, Elijah Cummings, introduced Trump's former lawyer:

"The American people can judge for themselves the credibility" of Michael Cohen, sentenced to three years in prison for tax evasion, perjury and violation of the electoral code.

The former lawyer, who was removed from the bar and will be incarcerated in May, did not hesitate to paint a vitriolic portrait of his ex-client.

"I'm here to tell the American people what I know about President Trump," said Cohen. "I regret the day I said yes to Mr. Trump (...) I am ashamed" to have collaborated with him, he added.

"[Donald Trump] is a racist, a crook, a cheater." "Mr. Trump is an enigma. It is complicated, just as I am.

He has good and bad things, like all of us. But the bad side far outweighs the good, and since he's in power, he's become the worst version of himself. "

Throughout his audition, Mr. Cohen was harshly attacked by Republican elected officials, who have constantly recalled that he had lied in a previous appearance before the Congress ... What will serve such a portrait? dependent? If not to clear Michael Cohen, the former handyman Donald Trump?

If not to tarnish a little more the image of the tenant of the White House in pre-election campaign?

For Mr Cohen also has no evidence of collusion with Russia. "We wondered if I knew of any direct evidence that Mr. Trump, or his campaign team, had conspired with Russia. I do not have any. I want to be clear. But I have suspicions, "said Michael Cohen.

The Congress was entitled to a sordid unpacking to which he had not been entitled since the Monica Lewinsky affair with Bill Clinton. It is that in American law freedom of expression is part of the first amendment of the American Constitution.

But the president of the United States could sue his ex-lawyer if he can establish that he has raised false facts.

And as a public figure, the White House tenant can also demonstrate Michael Cohen's "effective intent to harm"...

Garett Skyport for DayNewsWorld

WHEN THE NUCLEAR BOMB IN SAUDI ARABIA OR THE SUGGESTIONS OF THE AMERICAN CONGRESS

TOWARD DONALD TRUMP

Does the United States want to equip Saudi Arabia with the atomic bomb ? "Whistleblowers" suspect Donald Trump to encourage the sale of sensitive nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia.

According to a report issued by the monitoring and reform committee of the lower house of Congress Trump administration officials have attempted to transfer sensitive nuclear technology to Riyadh. Elijah Cummings, chairman of the Control and Reform Commission, requested documents from the White House, especially those about a meeting two months after Donald Trump's inauguration between his son-in-law and close aide Jared Kushner and Mohammed ben Salman, the all-powerful Saudi Crown Prince.

Private conflict of interest

A preliminary report from this commission noted that "strong private commercial interests" had "lobbied aggressively" to obtain this transfer of sensitive technology. The commission highlights a case of conflict of interest with the private group IP3 International.

This conglomerate of several American companies is indeed at the origin of the project of nuclear power stations in Saudi Arabia. General Michael Flynn was one of his advisers from June to December 2016, when he was Donald Trump's special advisor during the presidential campaign and the transitional period.

Once the real estate mogul invested, he would have continued to advocate for the desired plan by IP3. Several meetings have taken place between IP3 officials and members of the Trump administration, even after the resignation of Michael Flynn.

"These business entities would reap billions of dollars from contracts related to the construction and operation of nuclear infrastructure in Saudi Arabia - and have apparently had close and repeated contacts with President Trump and his administration. until today, "the commission noted.

A nuclear bomb for Saudi Arabia ?

The Saudi authorities have never hidden their technological ambitions. "Saudi Arabia does not want to acquire an atomic bomb, but it is obvious that if Iran develops an atomic bomb, we would do the same, and as soon as possible," the Saudi Crown Prince said in 2018.

Did Donald Trump's United States want to transfer nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia ?

And this, without compensation for its use and this, in violation of the law on atomic energy which states that the United States can not transfer their nuclear know-how to third countries without guarantee of a peaceful use of this energy. The law would also require that the Saudis agree to keep the equipment safe, let the inspectors check it and never use it to make a nuclear weapon.

In addition to nuclear warheads, the United States would have allowed Saudi Arabia to develop ballistic missile production sites. An existence proven by satellite imagery and when, in general, the United States has always opposed the transfer of missiles capable of carrying nuclear weapons.

The Democrats are afraid that this transfer will be done very quickly. "On February 19, 2019, the President met with nuclear energy developers at the White House about sharing nuclear technology with Middle Eastern countries, including Saudi Arabia," the commission said. Yet it is up to the Congress to examine compulsorily any potential atomic energy transfer, according to the law on atomic energy.

Who would serve such a sale ?

To the "interests of the United States", or to "those who have financial benefits from this potential change in US foreign policy".

But beyond:

can we consider transferring sensitive nuclear technology to the Middle East without any compensation ?

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LIKE A CLIMATE OF COLD WAR CONFRONTATION

EAST   WEST

"I will say it clearly and openly: Russia will be forced to deploy weapons that can be used not only against the territories, from which a direct threat may come, but also against the territories where the decision-making centers are located. use of missiles threatening us, "Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a speech to Parliament on Wednesday (February 20th).

The country will respond to any deployment of intermediate-range US nuclear missiles in Europe targeting the countries in which these missiles will be deployed but also the United States.

This is a response to the withdrawal of the United States from the Interim Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, concluded in 1987.

If Vladimir Putin does not seek confrontation in response to the exit of the United States from the FNI, he however said that the reaction of Russia to any deployment of nuclear missiles would be determined and that the US administration would do well to reflect on the consequences such a decision.

A first reaction had already taken place on the part of the Kremlin. By 2021 Russia would acquire new mid-range missiles, according to Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu's announcement two weeks ago. This announcement followed Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from this 1987 treaty within six months to eliminate all US and Russian ballistic and cruise missiles fired from the ground with a range between 500 km and 5,500 km. Washington then justified its decision by accusing Russia of violating the FNI treaty by developing a new missile, the Novator 9M729 (SSC-8 for NATO).

Vladimir Putin reacted by stating that Moscow in turn stopped respecting the treaty. Russia has decided to suspend its participation in this agreement,

because "our American partners should have said things honestly instead of using imaginary accusations against Russia to motivate their unilateral exit from the agreement," said the head of the Kremlin .

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A HOAX ?

DONALD TRUMP LOCKED BY THE FBI ?

Donald Trump under tapping ?

Donald Trump president spied by the intelligence services of his own country ?

That's what could have happened to the 45th President of the United States in the spring of 2017, according to former FBI chief Andrew McCabe.

He reveals during the American show "60 Minutes" Sunday, February 17 that Rod Rosenstein, No. 2 Justice, also reported a possible sidelining Donald Trump. Rod Rosenstein supervised the Russian investigation.

This possibility of removing Donald Trump from power, would have been possible thanks to amendment 25 of the US Constitution.

This amendment authorizes the vice-president and a majority of the cabinet to declare the president "unfit" to perform his duties.

"He wanted to bug the White House," said Andrew McCabe.

He had "just raised this point and discussed it with me, wondering how many members of the cabinet would be able to support such an effort," continued Andrew McCabe, fired from the FBI in turn in March 2018.

Rod Rosenstein, the Deputy Minister of Justice, would have been "very worried about the president, his capacity, his intentions" at that time, ie after the sacking of James Comey in May 2017.

The question that worked Rod Rosenstein was, according to McCabe, the dismissal by Donald Trump of James Comey, former director of the FBI, in May 2017.

Rosenstein was convinced that the departure of the FBI director was linked to investigations into suspicions of Moscow's interference in his election campaign.

In the ranks of the Republicans, an "administrative coup attempt" is denounced

Thursday, February 14, during the broadcast of first extracts of this interview, Donald Trump had counterattacked on Twitter:

"The disgraced interim FBI leader, Andrew McCabe, claims to be a 'poor little angel' when he played a big role in (...) the Russian hoax".

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DONALD TRUMP DECLARES NATIONAL EMERGENCY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE WALL

The compromise, approved by Congress on Thursday, only provides for a quarter of the budget demanded by the US president for the construction of a wall on the Mexican border. Unhappy US President announced Thursday want to declare "national emergency" to build this wall.

The tenant of the White House wants to "end the national security and humanitarian crisis at the border," said Sarah Sanders, spokesman for the White House.

At the same time, the billionaire has agreed to sign a budget compromise obtained in the fight against Congress, after intense negotiations between Republicans and Democrats, to avoid a paralysis of administrations.

If no agreement was found until Friday, midnight, the country could have faced a second shutdown in less than two months. But the technical layoff of 800,000 civil servants for 35 days in January had only lowered Trump's popularity rating in polls and paralyzed the US economy.

The financing law born of this compromise was approved Thursday by a large majority in the Senate, controlled by the Republicans, then the House of Representatives, controlled by the Democrats.

But this text, which does not mention the word "wall", preferring "barrier" or "fence", includes only a quarter of the budget claimed by Donald Trump to build the wall ($ 1.4 billion against 5.7 billion requested). While signing the text, Donald Trump will declare the "national emergency". Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he supports the president's decision.

A law passed in 1976, the National Emergencies Act, authorizes the President of the United States to invoke a national "emergency" to activate extraordinary powers, which would allow Donald Trump to bypass the Congress by relying for example on the army to erect the wall.

This exceptional procedure is not without bristle many parliamentarians, including in the ranks Republicans. In the Democrats, indignation reigns.

Democrats and various interest groups are preparing to attack the national emergency proclamation before the courts, challenging the White House's arguments about the nature of the border crisis.

"There is no urgency at the border" with Mexico, pledged Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Speaker of the House of Representatives.

"We will review our options and we will be prepared to respond appropriately," said Nancy Pelosi.

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SPEECH BY DONALD TRUMP ON THE

STATE OF THE UNION

Facing the Congress reunited in full, the US President Donald Trump landed Tuesday as a rally despite strong political tensions between Democrats and Republicans.

He was nevertheless combative on immigration or investigations related to his 2016 campaign. For this traditional speech in prime time on the state of the Union, the US president has launched an appeal for compromise. "The program I'm going to present tonight is neither Republican nor Democrat.

This is the American people, "he said, wearing his iconic red tie, in front of more than 500 elected, including many women democrats dressed in white, in tribute to the centenary of the suffragette movement.

"Together, we can put an end to decades of political blockage, heal old wounds, build new coalitions, outline new solutions," he added.

The wall on the border with Mexico "will be built"

Donald Trump does not give up his promise to build a wall on the border with Mexico, a project criticized by the Democratic opposition and the origin of the longest shutdown in American history. "I'm going to have it built," said Donald Trump.

"The walls work and the walls save lives," continued the White House tenant, who, however, gave up the decree of national emergency authorizing him to finance the wall without congressional approval. Instead, he urged Democrats as Republicans to find a compromise by February 15.

"In the past, most people in this room voted for a wall, but the proper wall was never built.

I will have it built, "he said. The walls "work and save lives, so let's work together, find a compromise and an agreement," he said, adding that he had sent Congress a proposal "in the sense of all," including a "new physical barrier" on the southern border.

The chapter on foreign policy has earned him unequal applause in his camp as some of his decisions are uncomfortable. The Senate approved by an overwhelming majority Monday an amendment criticizing its decision to withdraw US troops from Syria and Afghanistan, a country about which it discussed "constructive" talks with the Taliban.

Meeting with Kim Jong-a late February in Vietnam

The US President also took the opportunity to announce the venue and date of his next summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, which will be held on February 27-28 in Vietnam to continue negotiations on the nuclear disarmament of North Korea.

"As part of our bold diplomacy, we are continuing our historic effort for peace on the Korean peninsula," he said.

Donald Trump welcomed the progress made since the détente that began last year, ensuring that if he had not been elected president, the United States would be "now in a major war with North Korea". "Our hostages have returned home, the nuclear tests have stopped and there has been no missile launch in 15 months," said Donald Trump.

Trump warns China: "the theft of American jobs is over"

Once again, he warned China that it could no longer "steal American jobs and wealth" and demanded "structural changes" from Beijing to end its "unjust" business practices.

"I have great respect for President Xi and we are working on a new trade deal with China, but it must include real structural changes to end unfair trade practices, reduce our chronic deficit and protect American jobs," launched the US president, which sparked a real trade war against China to bring it to the negotiating table.

Finally, he also assured the Venezuelans of American support in their "quest for freedom". The United States, along with some 40 other countries, has recognized Venezuelan opponent Juan Guaido as interim president and the only legitimate authority in Caracas.

Ending the AIDS epidemic in the United States in ten years

Referring to health issues, he insisted on lowering the price of drugs and set a goal for the elected representatives of Congress to release the necessary means against AIDS. "My budget will require Democrats and Republicans to find the necessary means to eliminate the HIV epidemic in the United States within ten years.

Together, we will defeat AIDS in America and beyond, "he said. An announcement received positively by associations and experts and which recalls the proposal, launched at the same place in 2003 by George W. Bush, the Pepfar program against AIDS in the world.

At twenty-one months from the next presidential election, where he intends to seek a second term, the 45th President of the United States concluded his speech on a consensual note that contrasts with his usual speeches.

"We have to choose whether we define ourselves by our differences or whether we have the audacity to transcend them. "

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NUCLEAR DISENGAGEMENT GIVEN TO GREEK CALENDARS

The Americans put their last October threat into action by deciding on Friday to withdraw from the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

This treaty signed between the two opposing powers at the end of the Cold War prohibits the testing, production and deployment of any land-based missile with a range of 500 to 5 500 km with or without a nuclear charge.

But according to Washington Moscow does not respect its commitments, accused of testing a new missile, the 9M729, with a range greater than 500 km, which denies Moscow.

"Tomorrow the United States will suspend its obligations under the INF Treaty and launch the withdrawal process", which "will be completed in six months unless Russia meets its obligations by destroying all its missiles, launchers and equipment that violate the text, "said President Donald Trump in a statement.

But this withdrawal of the agreement is mainly motivated by the fact that China is not bound by this Russian-American bilateral treaty, enjoys a strategic advantage in Asia.

Its nuclear arsenal "is made up of missiles that are banned for Americans and Russians under the treaty," said Antoine Bondaz, a researcher at the Foundation for Strategic Research (FRS).

This arsenal notably allows Beijing to threaten US bases in the Asia-Pacific region, from South Korea to Guam via Japan.

This questioning by the Americans of the INF weakens the architecture of disarmament developed since the Cold War

And "Europe is the great political loser of the withdrawal of a treaty which symbolized for the Europeans the end of the Cold War".


Alize Marion for DayNewsWorld

END OF SHUTDOWN IN THE UNITED STATES

Donald Trump surrendered temporarily. The US president promulgated on Friday 25 January a law guaranteeing the financing of the federal administration until 15 February.

It is therefore the end of the longest shutdown in the history of the United States. "We have reached an agreement to end the shutdown and reopen the federal government," said the US president.

In return, the White House tenant only got Democrats to negotiate "a package of measures on internal security" in ad hoc parliamentary committees.

"In the meantime, a bipartisan commission will be tasked to address the issue of security at the border with Mexico," the US president said at a press conference.

But if no consensus was reached on his proposed wall, Donald Trump threatened to provoke further budget paralysis or declare a "national emergency" situation allowing him to bypass the Congress with a Democratic majority.

Donald Trump has indeed not abandoned his electoral promise concerning the border wall arguing the existence of 1000km of barriers already built for fifteen years. "We have no choice but to build a strong wall or a steel barrier," he insisted.

"We're not talking about a medieval wall, but about a smart wall, metal palisades through which we can see, with advanced technology, sensors and drones. " he added.

The Democrats have not yielded to the president for fear that he will use in the future the brutal lever of "shutdown" for other controversial projects, have been relieved.

"It is sad that it took so long to come to an obvious conclusion," said Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. "We do not negotiate taking Americans hostages, hope the president has learned the lesson," has launched Chuck Schumer.

"We have very good ideas on how to secure the border," asserted Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The president once again called on parliamentarians to "put politics aside" to "show the world that we are united to protect our wonderful country.»

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SHUTDOWN DONALD TRUMP'S OFFER HITS DEMOCRATES 'REFUSAL

"Let's take the politics out of this, get to work and find an agreement," Donald Trump said.

When will the end of the shutdown paralyze the federal administration for almost five weeks? Donald Trump promised a major announcement likely to "break the deadlock".

He announced it on Saturday, January 19, in a solemn televised speech: to offer a temporary status to migrants, in exchange for the financing of his wall.

A quasi-democratic proposal

It is a more assertive Donald Trump, less vindictive than usual, who spoke to the Americans. The US president has proposed extending temporary statuses for about one million migrants, who risk being expelled from the country, in exchange for congressional funding for his wall at the US-Mexico border.

The president has proposed to extend for three years the temporary residence permit known as the DACA program created by Barack Obama then deleted that concern 700,000 illegal immigrants, the "dreamers", the miners illegally entered on American soil with their parents . The White House tenant also proposed extending a temporary protection status (or TPS) for three years that allows about 300,000 immigrants to work legally without a residence permit.

To these quasi-democratic proposals is added the recruitment of more police officers at the borders as well as immigration judges.

"Compromise based on common sense" against "new hostage taking"

With this offer, the US president spoke of a "common sense compromise". But the leader of the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, had previously rejected this proposal that had transpired in the media. According to her, what is presented as a presidential concession is only a "compilation of several initiatives already rejected in the past and each one unacceptable". And the leader of the Democratic minority in the Senate, Chuck Schumer to drive the point: he recalls that Donald Trump had in the past removed protections for migrants he now proposes to protect. "Offering protection in exchange for the wall is not a compromise but a new hostage crisis," he tweeted.

The Democrats refuse to give Donald Trump the $ 5.7 billion he needs for the construction of his wall, his iconic campaign promise.

The shutdown, with its 800,000 unpaid federal employees, has a bright future ahead of him, it seems...

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SHUTDOWN  ACCOUNT REGULATIONS

AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF DONALD TRUMP

The virulent remark "Our country is living a hell now" posted on Instagram by American rapper Cardi B against the US president can sum up the country's situation since the "shutdown".

The shutdown, the partial paralysis of the administration with 800,000 federal employees who are either unemployed or required to work without being paid, is the longest in history: it begins its 27th day and no way out.

Some administrations were simply closed. The ministries of Homeland Security, Justice, State Department and Treasury present closed doors as well as the Environmental Protection Agency and NASA.

This is not without negative consequences on the functioning of the country so much that Donald Trump reminded thousands of officials to return to work without pay (for lack of budget) to limit the effects of the paralysis of the administrations ...

At issue: the lack of agreement for the financing of $ 5 billion (4.4 billion euros) of the wall required by Donald Trump on the Mexican border.

This wall is presented as a key element of its strategy to fight illegal immigration and drug trafficking and as a matter of "national security" for the White House. For their part, the Democrats do not want to hear about it.

But by taking responsibility for the shutdown, Donald Trump ties his fate to the success of the wall on the border with Mexico.

No side wants to give in and the "shutdown" turns to the settlement of accounts.

Just as Friday of the Democrats and not least ignited the possibility of a dismissal of Donald Trump after information provided by an online media, immediately denied on Saturday. "Listen, if Mueller has several elements alleging the Trump asked Cohen to lie in Congress, we need to be informed as soon as possible, "tweeted Senator Chris Murphy.

And all the moves now seem permissible.

Donald Trump and Nancy Pelosi have been engaged in an intense standoff since the beginning of the partial budget paralysis. The first on Friday, canceled an official trip until then kept secret. He stunned the Congress by announcing that he was canceling a trip that third state figure Nancy Pelosi was scheduled to perform in Afghanistan aboard a military plane. "Due to the shutdown, I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt and Afghanistan has been postponed," Trump wrote to Ms. Pelosi, referring to the "public relations" activity trip, Pushing irony he proposed a commercial flight "Of course, if you want to travel by commercial plane, the choice is yours," concluded the tenant of the White House. The day before, Nancy Pelosi had asked to postpone the traditional speech on the state of the Union of the president, scheduled on January 29 for security reasons due to shutdown. Now, according to tradition, it is up to the leader of the lower house to invite the president to this annual speech before the House of Representatives and the Senate together. Private military aircraft by Donald Trump, the leader of US congressional Democrats, Nancy Pelosi, said Friday suspended a trip. "We were informed that by revealing the existence of our trip, the president had made the situation much more dangerous on the ground," Pelosi told reporters.

Would the president want to end this fight?

US President Donald Trump said he planned to make a "major announcement" Saturday afternoon about not only the shutdown but also the construction of the wall.

"I'm going to make a major announcement about the humanitarian crisis on our southern border, and the shutdown, tomorrow afternoon at 3 pm [9 pm in France], live from the White House," tweeted the Republican president. without further specification.

If the stalemate continued, did it not threaten to declare a national "emergency" to activate extraordinary powers to obtain funds from the defense budget, thus bypassing Congress ?

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WHEN DEMOCRATS ARE EXPECTED

OF THE DELETION OF DONALD TRUMP

According to the online media BuzzFeed News, Donald Trump has asked his lawyer Michael Cohen to lie in Congress about an aborted Russian real estate project.

More than a year and a half after the start of Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller's investigation into suspicions of collusion between the US President's campaign team and Russia, a new revelation from ex-trusted man Michael Cohen Donald Trump is the stuff of democrats.

The billionaire would have asked his lawyer at the time to lie under oath about an aborted Trump Tower project in Moscow. Michael Cohen has indeed lied on the timeline of the project of the 100-story building.

Mr. Cohen assured the elected officials that talks with Russian officials ended in January 2016, while they continued until at least June, when Donald Trump was about to win the Republican primary. Why this lie?

To minimize the links between the two countries.

That the real estate mogul was in business was not illegal in itself, but that he asked to lie is a crime.

A lie that could therefore cost him, according to his political enemies because it would be an attempt to hinder the investigation and subordination of a witness.

"If the president ordered Cohen to lie to Congress, it's obstruction of justice. Point bar, "responded the elected Democrat David Cicillin.

The Democrats were quick late Thursday night to go for their small comments reminding including that the same crimes had earned Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton the launch of a removal procedure.

"Oh, for information, the first head of Richard Nixon's impeachment procedure was obstruction of justice," tweeted Democratic Representative Ted Lieu.

"Look, if Mueller has several allegations that Trump has asked Cohen to lie to Congress, we need to be informed as soon as possible," Senator Chris Murphy added on Twitter.

For Adam Schiff, who now chairs the House Intelligence Committee, if the allegations are true, Donald Trump was guilty of "witness tampering".

A crime punishable by five years of imprisonment in the US Penal Code and that Congress could especially consider a "major crime" justifying impeachment.

An impeachment however unlikely. Indeed, if the House of Representatives, with a Democratic majority since early January, can launch the procedure of accusation, it is the Senate to make a judgment.

But its elected representatives are in the majority Republicans ...

The public testimony of Michael Cohen, already sentenced to 3 years in prison, before the Congress on February 7, is eagerly awaited by the Democrats.

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld

DONALD TRUMP RUSSIAN AGENT? HI! HI !! HI !!!

All of Washington talks about it. The New York Times made some surprising revelations about the opening of a federal police investigation in 2017 to determine whether the US president had worked for Russia.

Donald Trump a Moscow agent? It was enough to trigger the ire of the tenant of the White House.

"Wow, I just learned in the flawed New York Times that the former corrupt FBI leaders, almost all of them fired or forced to leave the agency for very bad reasons, opened an investigation against me, without any reason or proof when I kicked James Comey's liar, a real junk, "tweeted early in the morning the President of the United States.

"My dismissal of James Comey was a great day for America. He was a crooked cop, "he added, referring to another tweet

"The failures that tried to [him] play a trick".

Trump had lobbied FBI director James Comey to abandon his investigations over a possible collusion of his campaign with Moscow.

But in the face of the latter's refusal he dismissed him. And the FBI to be worried by Trump's behavior and to open an investigation to find out if the president was a Russian agent!

Thus the investigation of the American federal police would have been quickly merged with that opened by the special prosecutor Robert Mueller on suspicions of collusion between Moscow and the Trump team.

The FBI has also been suspicious of Donald Trump's possible ties with Russia in the 2016 presidential campaign! without, however, daring to open an investigation.

But from the first months of the Trumpian presidency, the FBI was eager to open its investigation involving a counter-intelligence and a criminal component, following the dismissal of its director James Comey by Donald Trump in May 2017 .

Personally targeted by the White House, former FBI boss James Comey replied with a tweet, repeating a famous quote from former President Franklin D. Roosevelt: "I ask you to judge me by the enemies that I I am made. "

Donald Trump categorically denies collusion with Russia and regularly criticizes Robert Mueller, a former FBI director, for being a "witch hunt" to delegitimize his presidency.

The Russian investigation has nonetheless resulted in charges and convictions of close associates of the president.

For example, his former lawyer Michael Cohen, who was sentenced to three years in prison, including for offenses against campaign financing legislation, Paul Manafort, director of the campaign team Donald Trump, found guilty of financial malpractices related to activities in Ukraine or Michael Flynn, former president's national security council, pleading guilty to lying to investigators about his links with Russian officials.

Another revelation about Russia also made the White House tenant jump. There is no record of Donald Trump's exchanges with Vladimir Putin at five different locations in the last two years.

That would be simply because the republican billionaire after his meetings with the Russian president would have even taken possession of the notes of his translator. And this while the law requires to keep all the official documents for the archives.

Unusual, totally illegal and ubiquitous ... especially for a president suspected by the intelligence agencies of his country to have collaborated with a rival power.

Since these revelations the tweeting American president nicknamed "Bozos", Jeff Besos the boss of Amazon, and owner of the Washington Post, "Bozo" as Bozo the clown.


Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld

WE WILL DAMAGE TURKEY ECONOMICALLY OR THE DIPLOMACY OF DONALD TRUMP'S TWEET

US President Donald Trump threatened Turkey on Sunday (January 13th) with an economic catastrophe in the event of an attack on the Kurds after the next withdrawal of US troops from Syria. "We will devastate Turkey economically if it attacks the Kurds," tweeted Donald Trump. The announcement in December of the withdrawal of US military personnel deployed to Syria to combat ISIL has weakened the situation of Kurdish fighters who fought alongside the United States against the Islamic State (IS) organization.

Indeed, the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has never hidden his will to fight the Kurds, members of the militia Protection of the People (YPG). Turkey regards them as "terrorists" because of their alleged links with the Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK), which has been guerrilla fighting in Turkish territory since 1984. It fears the formation of a Kurdish state on its doorstep. able to revive the separatist aspirations of the Turkish Kurds.

No wonder Ankara responded sharply to Donald Trump's tweet, pointing out that Turkey was waiting for the United States to honor its partnership. "Mr @ realDonaldTrump, it is a fatal mistake to equate the Kurds of Syria with the PKK [the Kurdistan Workers' Party], which is on the US list of terrorist organizations, and its Syrian branch of the PYD [Party of Labor]. Democratic Union] - YPG [People's Protection Units], writes on Twitter the spokesman of the Turkish Presidency Ibrahim Kalin.

Turkey is fighting against terrorists, not against Kurds. "Terrorists can not be your partners and your allies. Turkey expects the United States to honor our strategic partnership and does not want it to be overshadowed by terrorist propaganda, "he added.

Donald Trump, who did not give a precise timetable for the withdrawal of 2000 US troops from Syria, asked Kurds not to provoke Turkey. He also called for the creation of a "safety zone" of 30 kilometers, without further details on its location or its financing.

"Russia, Iran and Syria have been the biggest beneficiaries of the long-term US policy of destroying the Islamic State group in Syria - natural enemies. We also benefit but it is now time to bring our troops home.

STOP THE ENDLESS WARS, "concluded the US President.

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld

DONALD TRUMP AT THE FOOT OF THE WALL

Donald Trump traveled Thursday to McAllen, a Texas city bordering Mexico, and defended his controversial "wall" project. "Nothing like a wall," he said

The Democratic opposition, now the majority in the House of Representatives, categorically refuses to release the $ 5.7 billion for the wall.

On Sunday, the shutdown, the partial paralysis of the administration with 800,000 federal employees who are either technically unemployed or required to work without being paid, will officially become the longest in history.

Donald Trump canceled his visit to Davos at the end of January. By taking responsibility for the shutdown, Donald Trump is linking his fate to the success of the wall on the border with Mexico.

And if the stalemate continues, he threatened to declare a national "emergency" to activate extraordinary powers to obtain funds from the defense budget, thus bypassing Congress.

"We have the absolute right to declare a national emergency and it is a matter of security.

It's a national emergency. If you watch what happens, "said Thursday the US president, interviewed by the channel Fox News. At the risk of going from a budget crisis to a politico-legal crisis.

Today, nearly 1,200 km of walls already exist between the two countries. Already in 1978, Jimmy Carter found the funding to erect barriers three meters high, called "Tortilla Curtain" George HW Bush followed suit and even the Democrat Bill Clinton, who had eight new sections erected in jail corrugated steel.

The idea does not come from Donald Trump who, however, wants to make it a symbol of his mandate.

It is with globalization that the need to erect walls is becoming more and more felt among people eager for protection.


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THE FATE OF WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD

We propose to regularly open a section on this theme of the place of women in the world in the 21st century, starting from current examples.

Today we will discuss Saudi Arabia, India and France.

Saudi Arabia :

The Saudis have just obtained by law entered into force last Sunday, January 6, 2019, the right to be informed now by text of any change in their marital status, including divorce.

It is the news channel Al Ekhbariya that has just released the information, stating that the courts were now responsible for disseminating this information. Women will simultaneously be able to consult documents related to the breakdown of their marriage on the website of the Ministry of Justice.

Informed by text? We could be offended! What nenni! In this country as big as 4 times France (2 150 000 Km2), completely desert, of which each inhabitant or almost owns a Smartphone, it appeared more practical and faster to use this mode of communication rather than nits camel caravans!

The reform was presented as an advance by the new prince, Salman Abdelaziz Al Saoud who in 2018 had already given women the right to drive.

However, it must be remembered that men still have a unilateral right to divorce (which also includes breaking the engagement) without having to provide proof. The divorce is effective immediately the husband is nevertheless obliged to provide his ex-wife, a financial support of 4 months 10 days. Four months and ten days have not yet figured out why?

At the same time, a woman can only get a divorce with the consent of her husband or "if the law proves that she is being abused". In practice, it is still difficult for a woman to obtain a divorce, and the "civilizational" advance, as Emmanuel Macron would say, wanted by Prince Salman, is tiny.

Because the ability of men to divorce results in unlimited polygamy, in this country that tolerates polygamy up to 4 women.

There was in Saudi Arabia in 2013 (source Courrier International) a divorce every 20 minutes!

The Saudi Monarchy is one of the hardest regimes in the world. The regime is intractable in many societal areas and despite some reforms, women's rights in this country have nothing to do with those of their peers in the western world.

Despite this situation, Saudi Arabia obtained from the United Nations, on 21 September 2015, and after a long working session, its appointment as head of the "advisory group" responsible for selecting the rapporteurs in charge of selected themes, including that …. Violence against women We always wonder!

Has the recent decision of the Wahhabi regime been influenced by this new responsibility? It's possible ! But that's not certain either! It must indeed be observed that it took more than four years for the Saudi Monarchy to change the rights of women. At this rate it will take several more decades for Arab women to obtain complementary advances and a status equivalent to that of their Western counterparts.

India:

India has been torn apart for a few days over the access of women to a Hindu temple. Violence has been going on since January 2, 2019 after two women sneaked into a temple in Sabarimala (a port city in Kerala, southern India).

The controversy surrounding the entry of women into a Hindu temple started with a judgment of the Supreme Court (which is the highest Judiciary), which had ruled, in accordance with international law, that the ban on women coming praying violated religious freedom and the principle of gender equality.

In a country where the weight of religion is immense (the prohibition of women is engraved in Hinduism), this judgment does not end to fuel a debate that seems to be dominated by the right.

This case, moreover, highlighted the weakness of the rule of law in India, as the state police still have not resolved to enforce the law.

France :

"Precarious, discriminated, revolted" women's yellow vests were numerous this Sunday, January 6, 2019. They wore that day large banners "black" on which was inscribed their slogan.

The general opinion was that there were no serious incidents or violence, as in the previous day. It should nevertheless be noted that in Paris, the event was circled, Place de l'Opera, by the CRS. A video broadcast on social networks showed "a woman treated crazy, requiring therapy" by said CRS, who wanted to force him to remove his yellow vest. Some newspapers were not more delicate, like the Parisian, treating in a title these women of "chicks marching in the street".

The yellow women vests who had been very active from 17 November, at the beginning of the movement, had wanted to organize their own rally while "stating that their event was not going to be a feminist struggle, but a struggle. feminine ".

They had been discreet until now. They wanted to show on January 6, 2019, that they also represented, wearing a Phrygian cap and crying tears blue and red, "the motherland angry, for themselves and the future of their children."

Beyond the substantive debate, the codes used by the protesters to organize themselves were not trivial. The movement remained nevertheless very protean, the situation and the balance of power with the political power in place giving him little visibility.

In the light of these examples, we see that women, rarely put forward, still struggle to have the word and exist, even in France as we have just seen.

Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld

A SHUTDOWN OF SEVERAL MONTHS

SEVERAL YEARS OR THE FINANCING OF THE WALL DEMANDED BY DONALD TRUMP

For 14 days, the shutdown has begun in the United States, in a word, the partial blockage of the federal administrations, and US President Donald Trump said on Friday that he is ready for the shutdown to take months or even weeks. more than a year.

Eight hundred thousand federal public servants, a quarter of public service employees, are no longer paid on layoff or forced leave.

Some jurisdictions have been closed. The ministries of internal security, justice, the State Department and the Treasury are closed as well as the Environmental Protection Agency and NASA.

At issue: the lack of agreement for the financing of $ 5 billion (4.4 billion euros) of the wall required by Donald Trump on the Mexican border.

This wall is presented as a key element of its strategy to fight against illegal immigration and drug trafficking.

It is a question of "national security", hammered the tenant of the White House.

"It's not a game," he added. And it is one of his campaign promises to which his most conservative electorate holds.

What agreement to find so that stops the tug of war between the American president and the Democrats on financing the wall?

If the president received for two hours on Friday, January 4, the elected Democrats in the White House, no agreement was found, however.

If the president has threatened to declare the national emergency to build the wall on the border with Mexico then passing the agreement of Congress, he prefers the negotiation.

"We could declare the state of emergency and build it very quickly. It's another way of doing it, but if we can do it in a negotiated way, it's better. He told a reporter.

Discussions should continue on the weekend of 5 and 6 January. A new conciliation attempt with officials of the White House and Senate is scheduled for Saturday.

A compromise could be found notably in an exchange between the financing of the wall and an agreement to protect from expulsion of the "dreamers", these young immigrants arrived minor in the US territory that the Obama administration had allowed to stay, authorization revoked by Donald Trump.

"You can find common ground," Republican Representative Kevin McCarthy (California) said.

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld

THREAT FROM GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN IN THE USA DUE TO POLEMIQUE AROUND THE WALL

The US president rejected Thursday the 20th of December the budget of the Congress. Reason given: the budget does not include financing the wall with Mexico, its most emblematic campaign promise.

"The President informed us that he would not be signing the law from the Senate last night [Thursday night] because of his legitimate concerns about border security," said House Speaker Paul Ryan after a meeting between Republican parliamentarians and the president at the White House.

Donald Trump expressed himself, accusing the opposition of putting "politics before the country". For him, immigration is closely linked to crime: "Trafficking in human beings and massive arrivals of drugs must be stopped. They are at an extremely high level. ".

The wall on the Mexican border should alleviate this problem and the US president insists that a financing of the wall, up to 5 billion dollars (4.3 billion euros), be included in the budget. Or, failing that, a substantial amount of money is spent on border security.

Republicans in the House of Representatives approved Thursday a new measure that is in line with the demands of the President, including a financing of its wall up to 5.7 billion (4.97 billion euros) but this measure n There is no chance of passing the Senate, where sixty votes are needed, with the Republicans controlling only 51 of the 100 seats in the Upper House.

Very concretely, Donald Trump has indicated that he will not promulgate the law currently under discussion in Congress. This temporary text, voted Wednesday evening in the Senate, proposes to finance the government until 8 February. "What they are just starting to understand is that I will not sign any of their laws, including those on infrastructure, until we have perfect security at the border. "

A lack of agreement between the Parliament and the White House would mean the closure of many federal services during the holiday season, with tens of thousands of layoffs, and the disruption of ministries such as homeland security, justice, the interior or even the State Department.

Alyson Braxton for DayNewsWorld

RUSSIAN INGERENCE IN THE AMERICAN PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN OR HANDLING OF THE VOTE OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY

There was Russian interference during the American presidential campaign. This is the conclusion of the reports commissioned by the Senate. In fact, during the presidential campaign, Russia was trying to dissuade the fringes of the population who were rather close to the Democrats to vote.

Russia's propaganda campaign on social media ahead of the 2016 US presidential election was aimed at convincing blacks not to go to the polls, before taking special prosecutor Robert Mueller himself after Donald Trump's victory according to reports commissioned by the Senate.

For the Internet Research Agency Agency (IRA), based in St. Petersburg and considered by the US justice as a farm "trolls" paid by the Kremlin, it was during the presidential campaign to dissuade the fringes of the population rather Democrats, like young people, ethnic minorities and the LGBT community, to vote. In particular, it focused on black voters, as is confirmed by the analysis of thousands of social media messages and publications by the IRA between 2015 and 2017, jointly conducted by Oxford University and specialists in the new Graphika media.

To do this the IRA had created many accounts under false US profiles for the African-American community. One of them, entitled "Blacktivist", was used to send negative messages against the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton who was accused of opportunist, only anxious to win votes.

"This campaign was to convince that the best way to improve the cause of the African-American community was to boycott the elections and focus on other topics," the report's authors write.

Meanwhile, part of the 3,841 accounts Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Youtube studied sought instead to encourage white voters close to Republicans to participate in the vote. If at the beginning the messages were content to support republican theses, such as the defense of the carrying of weapons or the fight against immigration, once the candidacy of Donald Trump well in the saddle, the messages of the IRA were clearly favorable, according to this study.

According to a study by the Pew Research Center, the Russian propaganda campaign would have had an impact on the election results. In fact, the participation rate of white voters increased in 2016, while that of blacks, at 59.6%, was down by five points compared to 2012.

US justice has charged for interfering in the 2016 election several IRA employees, funded by the oligarch Evguéni Prigojine.

The propaganda campaign then turned to a new target: the special prosecutor Robert Mueller, charged with investigating the suspicions of collusion between the republican campaign team and Russia, Washington said Monday night. Post. Using dummy accounts

False accounts fed by Russians on social networks broadcast messages and publications accusing Mr. Mueller of corruption and even collaboration in the past with "radical Islamist groups".


Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld

THE FORMER LAWYER OF DONALD TRUMP MICHAEL COHEN CONDEMNS 3 YEARS OF PRISON

Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison by a Manhattan federal judge. He was the very incarnation of loyalty for ten years ready to "take a ball" for his boss. But he eventually pleaded guilty, becoming the most formidable enemy of the President as a prosecution witness.

Just before the sentencing, Michael Cohen made his mea culpa declaring in front of a crowded courtroom regret to have served as billionaire's man of confidence .. "It's my weakness and my blind loyalty to this man which led me to choose the path of darkness at the expense of light, "said Michael Cohen at the hearing. "I thought it was my duty to cover up his bad behavior," he added.

He admitted to having paid 280,000 dollars to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal who threatened to evoke supposed links with Donald Trump during the presidential campaign. In buying the silence of the two women, "he deceived the voters by hiding allegations that he thought could have a noticeable effect on the presidential election and violated" one of the basic tenets of US election laws: the transparency ".

He also pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about his contacts with Russians during the campaign. Indeed, Donald Trump was planning the development of a real estate project in Moscow until the summer of 2016.

He finally admitted to having hidden from the tax authorities not less than four million dollars of income from his taxi companies.

According to the recommendations of the federal justice system, Michael Cohen risked up to five years of imprisonment.

The 50-year-old will be detained on 6 March to serve his three-year sentence.

Thanks to his collaboration with Prosecutor Mueller's investigation of Russia, he received a rather lenient sentence for the charges.

Britney Delsey for DayNewsWorld

DEPARTURE OF JOHN KELLY ANNOUNCES

BY DONALD TRUMP

Donald Trump announced Saturday (December 8th) that John Kelly will be leaving at the end of the year. He did not provide any explanation for his decision. "John Kelly will be leaving at the end of the year," Donald Trump told reporters at the White House, saying his successor's name would be announced "in a day or two." The American president has also praised the starter. "He's a great guy," he said. And to add, "I really appreciate what he did."

A former 68-year-old Marine Corps general, John Kelly was summoned to the summer of 2017 to take up the post of secretary general of the White House. A key position. He was the right arm of the president, and the coordinator of the action of the administration. His role was to restore order to the chaos of an administration marked by internal quarrels and the unpredictable reactions of the President. The retired general scrupulously filtered access to the Oval Office. "He's leaving a position that's often ungrateful, but John Kelly has my eternal gratitude," House Speaker Paul Ryan summed up. Attached to this difficult task John Kelly sometimes showed signs of discouragement. "I guess I had to do something wrong and God punished me," he said one day in March.

The announcement of his departure cut short rumors of deep disagreement between the two men circulating for weeks to such a point that, according to some, they no longer spoke.

The stormy relations that "this chief of staff" had lately with the President have been described in the book of the Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward published in September: Fear - Trump at the White House . In this book, we learn that Kelly would have questioned the abilities of Donald Trump, which he said he was "an idiot", "unbalanced". "He derails. It's a madhouse. He would have added.

His name only lengthens the long list of presidential advisers -Jeff Sessions, Nikki Halley or Rex Tillerson- worn out by the first two years of the Trump presidency. According to a Brookings Institution count, 62% of senior administration officials left the White House nearly twice as many as other presidents for the same period

If the first half of the Trump presidency has been marked by a great instability on the key positions of advisers or ministers, the second half will start early next year in a pre-election period in the run-up to the election. from 2020 and needs to be more stable. Donald Trump made no secret that he would seek a second term. Also with the departure of John Kelly and the successive two-day nominations of Republican William Barr at the Justice Department who will oversee the Russian investigation of prosecutor Mueller, and Heather Nauert as US ambassador to the UN replacing Nikki Haley, he clearly shows the willingness to approach the second part of his mandate with a renewed team.

Campaign debuts under the ominous shadow of prosecutor Mueller's investigation for the real estate mogul.

Alyson Braxton for DayNewsWorld

THE APPOINTMENT OF HEATHER NAUERT

PEN WEIGHT TO UN OR DESINTERET

TRUMP FOR THIS ORGANIZATION

The State Department spokeswoman and spokesperson since April 2017, Heather Nauert will be the next US representative to the United Nations.

She succeeds Republican Nikki Halay who announced in October her decision to leave her post in New York at the end of the year. Former Fox & Friends presenter on Fox News, the president's favorite channel, this personality was already tipped in November by Donald Trump.

"She is excellent, she has been with us for a long time, she has been supporting us for a long time," he had justified then before the press.

Although she was promoted in March as Acting Undersecretary of Public Diplomacy and accompanying Mike Pompeo last month to Saudi Arabia for a sensitive mission after the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, this former journalist 48 years old has no real experience in government and diplomacy.

This nomination, if confirmed by the Republican majority upper house, contrasts sharply with previous appointments. From Madeleine Albright to John Negroponte, Richard Holbrooke to Susan Rice, US ambassadors to the UN have often been heavyweights in politics or diplomacy. As for Nikki Halay, she has a long political career behind her as governor of South Carolina, which has allowed her to quickly establish herself as a listened voice of American diplomacy. The one who supported a hard line, mainly against North Korea and Iran, during his tenure, was supported by the American president who had hailed his "incredible work".

A succession that promises to be difficult given the political scale of Nikki Haley who is among the most promising figures of the Republican Party. In addition, the latter had the rank of minister while Heather Nauert was not a member of the cabinet and would be placed under the hierarchical responsibility of the Secretary of State.

This "degradation" of the function also reflects a desire to diminish the importance of the role of the United States at the United Nations questioned by Washington for its inefficiency or mismanagement.

The United States has withdrawn from several United Nations entities, from Unesco to the Human Rights Committee, and has reduced some of its contributions, particularly to peacekeeping operations.

Jenny Chase for DayNewsWorld

US ARMY AGAINST CARAVAN OF MIGRANTS ?

Several hundred caravan migrants demonstrated near the border crossing with the United States, as US forces trained to repel a possible entry force.

There are some 4,500 migrants, most of them Hondurans, currently living in Tijuana, where shelters have reached saturation point and some makeshift encampments have begun to appear nearby.

As the procession of migrants is composed of families, men, women and children including Guatemala, then the Mexican riot police, have given up stopping them.

In addition, the Trump administration's political will to separate families at the border to discourage illegal immigration has been abandoned in the face of the reluctance of a majority of Americans. Here they are after more than 4000kms feet agglutinated at the border.

Strong tension at the border post with the United States.

Several hundred of these migrants demonstrated near the border decided to be able to apply for asylum.

Migrants, mostly men, but also women with young children, headed for El Chaparral Bridge, near the entry point to California, while US forces train for repel any entry in force.

The passage between the two countries was closed for fifteen minutes as the US military carried out a "large-scale exercise of operational speed" involving helicopters and several hundred soldiers and police officers, according to the US Customs and Protection Agency Borders. About 6,000 American soldiers are deployed on the border with Mexico ...

The Mexican asylum offered.

On the one hand, agents of the Beta group, which brings together government officials and volunteers from the Mexican government to assist migrants, try to reason with migrants, reminding them that it is necessary to register on a waiting list to file an asylum claim in the United States. Only the study of asylum application files can take more than one year.

The officer also reminds them of the benefits that migrants could gain by seeking asylum in Mexico. The Mexican government offers provisional residence permits, medical coverage, education for their children and work provided they file asylum applications in the southern states of Chiapas and Oaxaca. . While some of them have made claims to this effect - with a spectacular jump of 1,296 in 2013 to 14,596 in 2017 - according to the Mexican government, the majority prefer to seek asylum in the United States.

The threats of Donald Trump.

On the other side Donald Trump threatened again Thursday to close "the whole border", including trade. "If we come to a stage where we lose control or there is violence, we will temporarily close the entry into the country until the situation is under control again," said the president. I mean the whole border, Mexico will no longer be able to sell cars in the United States. "

He assured the passage have allowed the soldiers to use if necessary the lethal force at the border. At the beginning of the month, Donald Trump had suggested that the army could fire in case of aggression, before returning to his remarks the next day. "If necessary, they will use lethal force. I gave them my approval - I hope they will not have to, "Donald Trump told reporters from Palm Beach, Florida.

For the moment, American soldiers sent to the Mexican border on the orders of Donald Trump are content to lay barbed wire, concrete blocks and patrol by helicopter.

But in a note sent Tuesday to the Pentagon, the US president asked them to go further in case of violence with migrants.


Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld

 

CAMP FIRE THE MOST DARING FIRE

CALIFORNIA HISTORY

The toll of the devastating fire in northern California has further increased. More than a week after the first flames, firefighters continue to fight Camp Fire, the deadliest fire in California history with 71 dead and more than 1,000. less 71 dead and more than a thousand missing.

A balance sheet still provisional. Tens of thousands of people had to be evacuated.

The fire is only 45% contained and the consequences are visible more than 200 km south of Paradise, until San Francisco where the authorities launched Friday an alert to air pollution

The town of Paradise, located in Butte County, 280 km north of San Francisco, is almost stricken from the map.

An investigation is underway to determine the source of the fires while a complaint was lodged against local electricity supplier Pacific Gas & Electric (PG & E) who reported a high-voltage line incident just prior to the outbreak of the fire. fire in Paradise. Last year in California, it was found that 17 of the 20 largest fires were caused by power lines that in the United States are not buried due to cost.

In a region of great wind-beaten valleys where sequoias are kings, a spark coming from an electric wire not extinguished on the field is enough to cause a start of fire. Especially since the soil this year is dry for lack of rain.

The other fire located closer to Los Angeles, the "Woolsey Fire", for its part is 80% controlled to have nearly burned nearly 40 000 hectares, including part of the seaside resort Malibu.

President Donald Trump is on site this Saturday.

Carl Delsey for DayNewsWorld

 

DARK FIRES IN CALIFORNIA

44 DEATHS

California is burning again and again. Forty-four people died in fires in northern and southern California. Nearly 80,000 hectares have been reduced to ashes, as have nearly 7,000 buildings.

The strong winds, both hot and dry, have risen, making it difficult to fight the flames

There are two main fires, Camp Fire in the North and Woolsey Fire in the South.

For the main fire called "Camp Fire" there have been 31 deaths since Thursday. On Sunday night, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said 228 people were missing. The fire destroyed more than 6700 homes and businesses in Paradise, a town of 26,000 inhabitants became a ghost town. According to the authorities it will take at least three weeks to completely control the flames in this area.

Eight hundred kilometers to the south is the "Woolsey Fire" raging on the heights of Malibu, near Los Angeles. More than 250,000 people have left the resort and other localities have also been evacuated to Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

The authorities warned that the spread of fires was faster than in the past. "Ten or 20 years ago you stayed in your homes when there was a fire and you were able to protect them," Ventura County Fire Chief Mark Lawrenson told the press. But today "the rate of spread is exponentially higher than it was. He continued. "This is not a new normality, this is a new abnormality. And this new abnormality will continue, probably in 10 to 15 or 20 years, " said the California governor, Jerry Brown, at a press conference Sunday.

Is global warming the cause of ever more violent fires?

In a century, the average temperature in the state of California has increased by three degrees, and every year the fire season extends for a day or two. "Unfortunately, the best science tells us that drought, heat, all these things will intensify," added Jerry Brown, referring to the reasons for the fires.

Donald Trump also denounced the "disastrous management" of California's forests. It has only revived the controversy over clearing and deforestation between environmentalists and the timber industry. Environmentalists suspect government plans to allow logging companies to use chainsaws in Californian forests, 60% of which are on public lands According to the Sacramento Bee newspaper, officials The electrical network indicated to the California authorities that a breakdown had occurred near where it started.

Governor Jerry Brown, who asked the Trump administration to declare a state of emergency in the devastated counties, simply said, " In a moment like this one must work together" , a- he recommended. The state of California is indeed ravaged by the most deadly fires since 1933.

In the face of this disaster, several stars, who have residences in California, posted photos and testimonials on social networks.

Miley Cyrus said she was "completely devastated by the fires that affect [her] community" . The 25-year-old singer says she is "one of the lucky people". "My animals and the love of my life came out alive and that's all that matters now," she wrote. "My house is no longer standing, but the memories I shared with my family and friends remain strong, and I'm thankful for what I have left," she says, sending "all her love and gratitude to firefighters and the services of the Los Angeles Sheriff ".

On Twitter, the singer Lady Gaga said "deeply in thought with all those who suffer from these terrible fires.

Like many of you, I'm sitting there wondering if my house will burn. All we can do is pray. She added.

Carl Delsey for DayNewsWorld

 

DEATHS IN FIRES

IN CALIFORNIA MALIBU THREAT

The new fire in northern California has killed and wounded, a senior official said Friday, but for the time being can not specify their number. "We know there have been injuries and we know there have been deaths and we are still trying to find out more," said Mark Ghilarducci of the Emergency Services Office. from the governor of California.

"It's my sad duty to confirm that we now have a total of nine dead," said the Butte County Sheriff Friday, Nov. 9.

The toll continues to mount in the Camp Fire fire in the city of Paradise, California, north of the capital Sacramento.

Five of these victims were found in or near their car, trapped by flames trying to escape, after the 26,000 residents of Paradise were ordered to evacuate.

The three forest fires resulted in the evacuation of tens of thousands of people in California. To the north, the city of Paradise is partly destroyed by the flames when, further south, the resort of Malibu is on alert.

Nearly 600 km further south, near Los Angeles, the city of Malibu is in fact on alert, because of another home that started Thursday about twenty kilometers north. Several celebrities, many to live in this opulent region, had to evacuate, like Kim Kardashian, the actress Alyssa Milano and the Mexican director Guillermo del Toro.

Donald Trump has been tough on California, which has just elected a Democratic governor. "There is no reason for these huge fires in California, deadly and expensive, except that the management of forests is so inadequate," tweeted Saturday the US president.

"Billions of dollars are donated every year, with so many lives lost, all because of severe forest mismanagement. Remedy now, otherwise there will be no more federal payments! " He added.

California has been particularly hard hit since the end of 2017 by numerous fires, made particularly violent by drought and weather conditions, which have killed more than a dozen people.

In September, the "Mendocino Complex" was under control after almost two months of struggle. It had ravaged nearly 190,000 ha, becoming the largest forest fire in the state's recent history.

In July and August, eight people, including three firefighters, were killed in the "Carr" fire in the Redding area. It destroyed 93,000 ha before it could be extinguished after six weeks of struggle.


The fires in California have become a real scourge for thirty years.
Involved seismic plates and climatic disturbance.
Carl Delsey for DayNewsWorld

 

REFERENCE OF JEFF SESSIONS MINISTER

OF JUSTICE OR THE END

FROM HUNTING TO WITCHES IN THE UNITED STATES


Only four hours after the midterms the President of the United States fired his Minister of Justice and suspended the accreditation of a CNN reporter.

At a live press conference on all major chains a clasht broke out with the CNN correspondent at the White House. The latter lost his accreditation on the spot.

Wednesday is the turn of Justice Minister Jeff Sessions to be sacked. "At your request, I submit my resignation" wrote Wednesday the Attorney General to the President.

Donald Trump takes his lead.

Far from a simple reshuffle, this dismissal seems like a dismissal. Jeff Sessions had been one of his faithful supporters since the summer of 2015, but became the pet peeve of the tenant of the White House. Motivation: he had recused himself in the Russian affair having failed to reveal contacts that he had had during the campaign with the Russian ambassador.

As a result, his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, inherited the file and, for reasons of transparency, appointed a special prosecutor, Robert Mueller, to resume the FBI investigation. Rod Rosenstein had instructed Mueller to investigate suspicions of collusion with Russia and "on any other issue that would be raised by the investigation".

It is Jeff Sessions' chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, who will take over the position, the same one who criticized the prosecutor's investigation last August, saying it was "nearing the red line". "Investigating the finances of Donald Trump or his family is outside the scope of his mission," he wrote.

Donald Trump reiterated all the harm he thought of the investigation, denouncing an "unfair hoax [that costs] millions and millions of dollars [and] shame [to America] . " According to the American press, several of his relatives are in the viewfinder of the prosecutor Mueller, starting with his son Donald Trump Junior.

This announcement came the day after the Democrats' victory in the House of Representatives during the midterms, some of whom immediately called for the protection of the prosecutor.

Thanks to their new majority, the elected Democrats of the House will be able to call witnesses or ask for documents if Robert Mueller was prevented from doing so ...


Garett Skyport for DayNewsWorld

 

SHOOTING IN A BAR-DISCOHEQUE

OF CALIFORNIA AT LEAST 12 DEATHS

When the Thousand Oaks Borderline Bar and Grill was crowded, a man on Wednesday night, November 7, opened fire before being killed.

In this crowded nightclub of Thousand Oaks, a residential suburb of Los Angeles was a student party.

Twelve people were killed, a dozen people injured, according to the Sheriff of Ventura County, Geoff Dean.

A policeman is one of the victims.

He succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

The alleged gunman died inside the facility, the police also said.

Hundreds of people were inside the Borderline Bar and Grill at 23:20 (local time), according to Ventura County Captain Garo Kuredjian.

We do not yet know the identity of the shooter and his motives.

Several witnesses described a "man in black coat", "bearded" and holding a large caliber handgun.

Every four days in the United States a shooting causing deaths .
Paul Emison for DayNewsWorld

 

AFTER MID-MANDATE ELECTIONS

AMERICA ALWAYS FRACTURED

On Nov. 6, millions of deeply divided Americans between pro and anti-Trump voted for what was the first election test of the US president since being elected in 2016. The result:

the House of Representatives was taken over by the Democrats while the Senate remains well Republican. The "blue wave" anti-Trump a time announced did not happen.

Donald Trump, thinking he was going out of this election, said "a huge success" with the Republicans retaining the Senate while the Democrats won, gaining a majority in the House of Representatives. Democrats have won about thirty seats in the House of Representatives and should get 229 against 206 Republicans, according to the latest estimates. In the Senate, the Republican majority is expected to rise from 51 to 53 seats out of 100.

The American president will now cohabit with the Democratic Party A US-style cohabitation between Democrats and Republicans that reflects the balance of power that is called "checks and balances" in the United States.

After the mid-term elections, Donald Trump largely loses the leverage of power over domestic politics. Indeed, the Democrat-led House of Representatives has not only a subpoena power but also the ability to block its legislative agenda.

Republican politicians will find it difficult to propose new laws to their executive over the next two years. Several key measures of Donald Trump 's program risk being blocked at the legislative level such as the repeal of the Obamacare law, the reduction of budgets for social programs or the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico.

Donald Trump, however, enjoying a power of veto, he will always be able to sign presidential decrees.

With a majority maintained and consolidated in the Senate, Donald Trump will continue to appoint conservative judges and other officials in the administration. The Senate will also be able to block any legislation adopted by the Democratic representatives, thus avoiding the president to use his veto power.

Given the strengthening of Republicans in the Senate, there is no "impeachment" procedure really possible.

The tenant of the White House also retains his power to conduct foreign policy, marked by unilateralism and economic nationalism.

Democrats and Republicans are no longer in agreement on anything: two visions of the world are clashing following divisions maintained and exacerbated by Donald Trump himself.

Despite this, during his press conference on Wednesday, US President Donald Trump assured that he was ready to work with the Democrats but provided they give up their plans to investigate his presidency and finances.

One way to face "less paralysis." "The Democrats will come to us with a plan on infrastructure, on health, on what they want.

And we will negotiate, "he said. But he did not fail to mention the threats of parliamentary inquiries promised by the new masters of the House, especially to obtain the Billionaire 's tax forms, and warned: "We can not do both simultaneously. Can we do both? No. If they do that, they will not do the rest. "

But let us emphasize that the mid-term elections in the United States allowed the victories of several candidates from the diversity, in both houses of Congress, as at the head of American States.

From Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest elected in Congressional history, to Jared Polis, the first homosexual governor of a US state to Sharice Davids first Native American, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar Democratic candidates became the first women to confess Muslim to be elected to the US Congress

This election only serves to paint the picture of an increasingly fractured society.

Also Donald Trump can now focus largely on his campaign for re-election in 2020 by mobilizing his base on cleavant issues and taking control of the Republican party.


Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld

 

URBAN AMERICA OR REFEREMDUM

ON DONALD TRUMP

Midterms are important elections in the United States, even though they often involve few voters. It is a question of renewing the two chambers of the Congress which passes the laws. These elections occur halfway through the four-year term of the president and therefore affect the end of his term in case of defeat of his camp.

Historically, the ruling party has rarely won the mid-term elections. George W. Bush, in 2002, was recently an exception, after the attacks of 9/11.

But unlike previous presidents, the Republican president can count on a steady popularity curve around 42% of satisfied Americans.

It has a popularity rate between 37 and 43% and an unpopularity rate between 51 and 57%, according to data from the site Five Thirty Eight, which aggregates the results of all surveys.

Why such constancy in the popularity and unpopularity of Donald Trump two years after the election of the billionaire at the head of the United States? US political life is polarized in two like the polarization of the debate in recent days between Donald Trump and Barack Obama clashing with campaign meetings interposed.

On the eve of these elections which will determine the majority in Congress until 2020,

The Obama Democrats defending his reformed health system but also betting on Donald Trump's rejection as a liar and catalyst for the racist and anti-Semitic violence that has plunged the country. He can count on the voices of peri-urban voters and moderate Republicans who are disappointed.

The Republican Donald Trump posing as the guarantor of the good economic health of the United States and as the bulwark against illegal immigration and migrants from Central America who are currently crossing Mexico to the US border.

Two irreconcilable visions of society. Two political tendencies confronting each other head-on, with voters increasingly encapsulating their respective positions.

Another peculiarity of this constant popularity of Donald Trump among the Republicans is, according to the analysis of the specialist Jean-Eric Branaa, the level of commitment of his electoral base mobilized by his account of economic and diplomatic success, and of persecution by media elites.

With such a strategy of bipolarization of public opinion, did not Republicans like Democrats take the risk to deprive themselves of the moderate electorate?

Electors already mobilized do not need to be remobilized while the small core of undecided can rock on one side or another.

But Tuesday, November 6, the 435 seats in the House of Representatives will be renewed for two years and 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate will be renewed for six years. House and Senate are currently Republican-majority. Thirty-six of the 50 state governors will also be elected.

But today, if the Democrats should recover the House of Representatives, Donald Trump can still hope to retain the Senate.

As for the Democrats, they need a new charismatic Democratic figure that can rally their voters in 2020, date of the next presidential election.


Alyson Braxton for DayNewsWorld

 

CESAR SAYOC SUSPECTED TO HAVE PACKED

PARCELS  WITH BOMBS

The FBI only took a few days to arrest the man suspected of sending several packages to Donald Trump's political opponents.

The suspect arrested in the case of the thirteen parcels sent to democrats is a 56-year-old man, clearly displaying in his past his anti-Semitism, his racism, his homophobia.

He is also a pro-Trump enthusiast

The suspect, also known as Cesar Altieri, was born on March 17, 1962. He has a criminal record in Florida, where he lives in the city of Aventura, north of Miami.

He is a well-muscled man with a black tank top, short hair and a fine ponytail.

In a white van that allegedly owned photos of Donald Trump and his Vice President Mike Pence, alongside faces covered with a red target, Democrat Hillary Clinton and former Democratic President Barack Obama are lining the Windows.

A sticker also attacks CNN, a channel regularly criticized by Donald Trump. "CNN sucks" ("CNN is void"), proclaims this sticker.

On a photo that Cesar Sayoc had posted on his Facebook account, he wore a red cap marked with Donald Trump's slogan "Make America Great Again".

In tweets often disjointed and misspelled, the man called in recent days to vote Republican November 6 during the midterms.

Carl Delsey for DayNewsWorld

 

USA SHOTTING IN A SYNAGOGUE

AT PITTSBURGH AT LEAST EIGHT DEAD


At least eight people were killed Saturday in a shootout near a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US media reported

Devotees were gathered for a service in the Tree of Life synagogue.

"It seems like there are several victims," Donald Trump told reporters on Twitter, calling on the population to stay safe.

"Stay on your guard against the shooter," he warned.

"There are many casualties," local police chief Jason Lando told the Pittsburgh police.

After firing shots with the police, the shooter finally surrendered and is currently being held by the police.

The suspect is in custody.

Boby Dean for DayNewsWorld

 

THREAT OF CLOSURE OF THE FRONTIER

WITH MEXICO BY DONALD TRUMP

Donald Trump threatens to close the border with Mexico because of immigration. Indeed, the US president has thrown the threat on Twitter Thursday as thousands of migrants are trying to win the United States.

The US president threatened Thursday to close the border between the United States and Mexico, while thousands of migrants are currently crossing Central America on foot in hopes of reaching the United States.

Illegal immigration qualifies as an assault

Donald Trump did not hesitate to describe Mexican immigration as an "assault" . "I must, in the strongest terms, ask Mexico to stop this assault - and if it is not able to do so I will call the US military and CLOSE OUR SOUTH FRONTIER! .." he wrote on Twitter.

The White House tenant is just picking up one of his main themes from his 2016 victorious presidential campaign, just three weeks away from crucial parliamentary elections for the continuation of his tenure.

Primarily concerned migrants from Central America. They leave home wanting to escape the insecurity and poverty of their country in the hope of joining the United States. For example, Honduras: According to Oxfam International, 74% of the Honduran population live below the poverty line.

Threats of retaliation for neighboring countries.

Donald Trump also renewed his threats to cut financial aid to the Central American countries concerned. Migrants from Honduras, for example, crossed through El Salvador and Guatemala. "The assault on our country on our southern border, including the criminal elements and the DRUGS that are flowing, are much more important to me, as president, than trade," he said in a second message.

Border countries have been warned by Donald Trump. Indeed, if they allow migrants to cross their borders to reach US soil, there will be financial retaliation measures.

"We have today informed Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador that if they allow their citizens, or others, to cross their borders to the United States, with the intention of illegally entering our country, all the funding paid to them will be STOPPED " warned the tenant of the White House in a tweet.

He also said that "anyone entering the United States illegally will be arrested and imprisoned, before being sent back to his country"

A possible agreement with Mexico.

During the 2016 presidential campaign, the Republican candidate had given a whole list of promises to fight against illegal immigration, including the construction of a "big wall" financed by Mexico "100%" . But this crazy idea will not come true. It remains to agree with Mexico on the fight against illegal immigration.

Donald Trump also targeted the members of the Democratic Party, who he said wanted to "open the borders" and on which he rejected the responsibility of "weak laws" .

" I watch the Democratic Party storm our country through Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, whose leaders are doing nothing to stop this large influx of people, INCLUDING SEVERAL CRIMINALS."

A human caravan from Honduras.

A caravan made up of men, women and children tries to flee Honduras, one of the most violent countries in the world. Trump assures that everything is ready to "stop the assault".

About 3,000 Hondurans on Monday march their way through Mexico to the United States, defying US President Donald Trump, who assured that everything was ready to "stop the assault" of these migrants.

The march to the United States began a week earlier in San Pedro Sula, northern Honduras, after a call on social networks relayed by a former Honduran deputy.

Honduras is considered one of the most violent countries in the world, with an annual rate of 43 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants. As in Guatemala and El Salvador, gangs are terrorizing the country, where 68 percent of the nine million people live below the poverty line.

More than 500,000 people illegally cross the southern border of Mexico each year and then attempt to return to the United States, according to UN figures.

Andrew Preston for DayNewsWorld

 

DONALD TRUMP WANTS TRUTH ON KHAHOGGI FILE

Out of question for Donald Trump not to react on the case of the disappeared journalist. Not only did the White House tenant talk to King Salmanemais, he sent his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Saudi Arabia.

Donald Trump announced in a tweet on Monday that he spoke with King Salman of Saudi Arabia who told him "to ignore" the fate of the missing Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.

The US President also announced that he was sending his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Saudi Arabia to speak directly with King Salman. "I just spoke to the King of Saudi Arabia who says he does not know what happened to our Saudi citizen ," Donald Trump said in his tweet. "I immediately send our secretary of state to meet the king," he added.

Saudi Arabia categorically denies any involvement in the disappearance of the dissident Saudi journalist who collaborated with the Washington Post and went into exile in the United States in 2017.

Jamal Khashoggi has not been seen since he went to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 for an administrative procedure. According to Turkish officials, Jamal Khashoggi was allegedly assassinated by Saudi agents.

The US president, an ally of Saudi Arabia, for the first time during the weekend estimated possible Ryad involvement in his disappearance and threatened the Wahhabi kingdom with "severe punishment." He also said he was pessimistic about his fate. "In the current state of things, it seems that maybe we will not see him again, and it's very sad," he said.

King Salman told President Trump during their conversation that the Saudis "worked closely with Turkey to find an answer," according to the US president's tweet. The Turkish authorities are due to search the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Monday, two weeks after the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi.

But for what answer?






Jenny Chase pour DayNewsWorld

 

HURRICANE MICHAEL DEVASTA FLORIDA

The hurricane is expected to cause dangerous floods, especially coastal floods, to discharge very heavy rainfall. The authorities have warned of rising sea levels that could reach nearly four meters in some places.

"It's time to get ready now. This storm is dangerous and if you do not follow the official warnings, this storm could kill you, " said Rick Scott, Republican governor of Florida.

The US President on Tuesday approved the state of emergency declared the day before in 35 counties of Florida by the governor Scott, which makes it possible to release additional material means, as well as federal funds in order to face the consequences of the hurricane . 2,500 soldiers of the National Guard are mobilized.

On Monday, Michael hit the western tip of the island of Cuba causing flooding after provoking off the coast of Honduras over the weekend the death of a dozen people in Central America.

Florida faces this Thursday, October 11, "the most powerful storm in over a hundred years" The eye of the powerful hurricane Michael reached the southern state of the United States, with winds strengthened at 250 km / h, a indicated the National Hurricane Center (NHC). Governor Rick Scott fears that the hurricane is "deadly" . It is "potentially catastrophic," warned US meteorologists.

According to the US Agency, hurricane Michael, ranked in category 4 out of 5, made landfall near the Mexico City city, on the Gulf of Mexico "continuing to intensify".

Tallahassee, the capital of Florida, has become a ghost town.

While some 375,000 people in more than 20 counties in Florida were either ordered or evicted, the authorities said it was now too late to get off the coast.

Boby Dean for DayNewsWorld

 

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NIKKI HALLEY, L'ATOUT FEMININ DE TRUMP,

AMBASSADRICE DES ETATS-UNIS A L'ONU DEMISSIONNE

L'ambitieuse ambassadrice des États-Unis aux Nations unies, Nikki Haley, première femme dans le gouvernement de Donald Trump, a annoncé sa démission, à la surprise générale.« Elle m'a dit il y a environ six mois qu'elle souhaitait prendre une pause », a justifié mardi le milliardaire républicain, louant le « travail fantastique » de son « amie », présente à ses côtés dans le Bureau ovale. « Elle a été très spéciale pour moi », a-t-il insisté.

Un revers politique créé par le départ de cette personnalité populaire à moins d'un mois de législatives ?

La démission ne sera effective qu' à la fin de l'année .

C'est surtout l'ONU qui a été secouée par la démission surprise de Nikki Haley dans la mesure où en

dix-huit mois, l’ambassadrice des Etats-Unis avait réussi à maintenir le dialogue entre l’organisation et Washington. Avec le secrétaire général Antonio Guterres, qui commençait son mandat au même moment, elle avait su nouer également une relation personnelle permettant une « l’excellente coopération » entre eux , selon les propres propos de ce dernier.

On se souvient pourtant du dédain affiché de Donald Trump à l'égard de cette organisation :« un club où les gens se réunissent, parlent et passent du bon temps », avait-il lancé.

A son arrivée en janvier 2017, Nikki Haley avait fait forte impression, promettant de « prendre les noms » des Etats membres récalcitrant à suivre les directives de Washington et d’engager des mesures de rétorsion notamment financières.

Cette ancienne gouverneure de Caroline du Sud, née en Caroline du Sud au sein d’une famille originaire du Pendjab, en Inde, au verbe tranchant, perchée sur de hauts talons et vêtue de tailleurs colorés, avait piqué la curiosité des membres de l'ONU qui virent ensuite en elle « un animal politique », aux qualités « pragmatiques en privé, sa capacité d’écoute et sa volonté de réformer l’ONU ».

Dès sa nomination, Nikki Haley a su en effet se dégager une marge de manœuvre politique face à l’omniprésence de Donald Trump sur les sujets internationaux, n’hésitant pas à rendre publics ses désaccords avec le président. « Je ne suis pas d’accord avec lui sur tout », a-t-elle écrit dans une tribune publiée dans le Washington Post, au début du mois de septembre.

L’ancienne gouverneure de Caroline du Sud s’est notamment distinguée en portant une ligne dure notamment contre la Corée du Nord et l’Iran, les deux principaux dossiers de politique étrangère de ce gouvernement. Elle a également défendu une position pro-israélienne devant les Nations unies, s' impliquant dans le dossier du transfert de l’ambassade américaine à Jérusalem.

Aux Etats-Unis bloquer de plus, ces derniers mois, des résolutions condamnant la politique israélienne vis-à-vis des territoires palestiniens.

Nikki Haley n'a pas réussi cependant à emporter l'adhésion de ses pairs concernant la décision de Donald Trump de reconnaître fin 2017 Jérusalem comme la capitale d'Israël. Elle s'est aussi mis à dos les plus proches alliés européens des Etats-Unis, Paris et Londres, lors du retrait américain de l'accord sur le nucléaire iranien de 2015, qu'elle a soutenu bec et ongles.

En outre,depuis la nomination de Mike Pompeo à la tête du département d’Etat un responsable politique très proche de Donald Trump, Nikki Haley apparaissait davantage en retrait. Il était temps pour elle « tourner la page » selon ses propres dires.

A 46 ans, Nikki Haley affirme tranquillement que« ce fut l’honneur d’une vie » de servir en tant qu’ambassadrice, a déclaré Nikki Haley depuis le bureau ovale de la Maison blanche, où elle s’est entretenue avec Donald Trump, devant plusieurs journalistes. « Non, je ne serai pas candidate en 2020 » a-t-elle ajouté, démentant toute ambition à se présenter aux prochaines élections présidentielles.

Elle a déclaré vouloir soutenir la campagne de Donald Trump pour sa réélection.

Une nomination de sa fille Ivanka au poste d'ambassadrice des Etats-Unis à l'ONU ? Ce « serait de la dynamite », a estimé mardi Donald Trump qui était interrogé sur les rumeurs qui la voient succéder à Nikki Haley. Au risque d'être accusé de népotisme.

Il a également évoqué le nom de Dina Powell, ancienne responsable du Conseil de sécurité national de la présidence américaine, « une personne à laquelle je réfléchirais ».

Garett Skyport  pour DayNewsWorld

 

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LE JUGE KAVANAUGH A LA COUR SUPREME

UNE VICTOIRE POUR DONALD TRUMP

Le Sénat américain a approuvé ce samedi la nomination du juge Brett Kavanaugh à la Cour suprême, offrant à Donald Trump, après trois semaines de tourmente politique, une nouvelle victoire qui devrait satisfaire son électorat conservateur à un mois, jour pour jour, des élections parlementaires.

« J'applaudis et je félicite le Sénat pour la confirmation de notre formidable candidat », a salué sur Twitter le président américain, qui a défendu bec et ongles Brett Kavanaugh. Donald Trump a ajouté qu'il signerait « au plus tard aujourd'hui l'acte de nomination et il prêtera serment officiellement. Très palpitant! ».

Avec ce vote à une très courte majorité (50-48), les sénateurs ont mis un terme à un processus de confirmation difficile, marqué par des accusations d'agression sexuelle remontant à la jeunesse du magistrat.

Celle notamment de Christine Blasey Ford, une professeure de psychologie de 51 ans. Elle a raconté devant tout le pays, jeudi 27 septembre, comment un adolescent ivre, Brett Kavanaugh, l'aurait agressée il y a 36 ans, lorsqu'elle avait 15 ans. Elle a affirmé, sûre d'elle « à 100% », qu'avec Mark Judge, il l'avait isolée dans une chambre, avant de la plaquer sur un lit et de tenter de la déshabiller. Profitant de leur ébriété elle serait parvenue à fuir. Et de résumer: « Je croyais qu'il allait me violer » lors d'une soirée improvisée de l'été 1982 dans la banlieue de Washington.

En colère, le magistrat avait alors clamé son innocence se disant victime d'une campagne de dénigrement orchestrée par l'extrême gauche.

Malgré le climat passionnel dans lequel s'est déroulé le vote, Brett Kavanaugh a obtenu le poste avec le soutien inconditionnel du président et celui des Républicains.

Le juge Kavanaugh va rejoindre la plus haute juridiction des Etats-Unis, qui vérifie la constitutionnalité des lois et arbitre les conflits les plus épineux de la société américaine (droit à l'avortement, peine de mort, encadrement des armes à feu, mariage homosexuel, protection de l'environnement...)

L'arrivée de ce fervent défenseur des valeurs conservatrices met les juges progressistes - quatre sur neuf - minoritaire pour de nombreuses années.

Un revers pour les démocrates et défenseurs des droits civiques.

Jenny Chase pour DayNewsWorld

 

WHEN DONALD TRUMP RIDICULATES THE  ACCUSATORY OF HIS CANDIDATE TO

THE SUPREME COURT

Usa President Donald Trump openly mocked the woman who accuses her Supreme Court sexual assault candidate on Tuesday evening, 2 October. He was ironic, on the lack of precision of his testimony due to the absorption of a beer.

"I had a beer, I had a beer ..." , he said during a campaign rally in Mississippi. He then went to heart to mime the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford before the Senate about facts dating back to the early 1980s.

"How did you get home? I do not remember. How did you go there? I do not remember.

How many years ago?

I do not know, I do not know, I do not know. In which neighborhood did it happen?

I do not know. Where is the house ?

I do not know. On the first floor, on the ground floor, where?

I do not know.

But I had a beer, that's the only thing I remember. Added the US president. But the 51-year-old academic said he was "100% sure" of being assaulted in his youth by Brett Kavanaugh. And to conclude with a thunder of applause:

"And the life of a man is in tatters, the life of a man was broken . " This followed a rant against the elected Democrats, whom he accused of obstruction.

It must be kept in mind that behind these hearings and meetings is Republican Brett Kavanaugh's life-long post at the United States Supreme Court where Republicans currently hold a narrow majority with only 51 seats out of 100.

It is a race against the clock that is also played for the tenant of the White House who wants the Senate to vote for his candidate before midterms mid-October.

But among the Republican senators three of them have expressed doubts about the proposed candidate but accused of "sexual assault", while the US president was forced to order the FBI Friday to "conduct a further investigation On Brett Kavanaugh, the day after his accuser's hearing in the Senate.

When will the Senate vote for this position at the Supreme Court, arbitrator of the most delicate social issues?

For what issue ?

Alyson Braxton for DayNewsWorld

 

THE APPOINTMENT OF BRETT KAVANAUGH

AT THE SUPREME COURT IN A PASSIONAL CLIMATE

On November 6, the Americans will vote in mid-term elections to renew the full membership of the House of Representatives (435 seats) and some senators (35 seats out of 100). , some governors and elected officials in local assemblies, state by state. A judge must be appointed to the Supreme Court, which adjudicates the toughest issues of society, such as the right to abortion or the regulation of firearms. His decisions have a real weight in the United States.

Republican Brett Kavanaugh is the judge chosen by Donald Trump to sit on the Supreme Court, and the latter has publicly supported him and continues to support him "His testimony was powerful, honest and captivating," he tweeted. calling on the Senate to move quickly to the vote.

If the Senate validates the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump would be assured of holding a majority in this instance. The arrival of Judge Kavanaugh in this American institution would indeed place the moderate or progressive judges in the minority in this institution which has 9 judges.

If Judge Kavanaugh is not appointed by the Senate to the Supreme Court before the November elections, in case of defeat and loss of majority in the Senate, he would be appointed a Democrat who could tip the highest US court , so far right.

That's why the nomination of Republican Brett Kavanaugh is a crucial issue for Donald Trump and his side.

But here is Brett Kavanaugh accused of sexual abuse by three women (and even "gang rapes" by Julie Swetnick, a federal official).

Christine Blasey Ford, a 51-year-old psychology professor, told the nation on Thursday, Sept. 27, how a drunken teenager, Brett Kavanaugh, allegedly assaulted her 36 years ago when she was 15 years old. She said, sure of herself "100%", that with Mark Judge, he had isolated her in a room, before putting her on a bed and trying to undress her. Taking advantage of their drunkenness she managed to escape. And to summarize: "I thought he was going to rape me" at an improvised party in the summer of 1982 in the suburbs of Washington.

After her, Brett Kavanaugh, who is sitting in front of the US Senate Judiciary Committee, denied the facts en bloc and claimed his innocence.

Judge Kavanaugh seemed two weeks ago still on track to get the green light from the Senate to join the Supreme Court. But her conservative image, a good family man, was severely damaged by the testimony of Mrs. Blasey Ford and two other women emerging from the shadows in the process.

Especially as the United States is aware of the damage inflicted on women by sexual violence with the #Metoo movement. Democrats say confirming Brett Kavanaugh's appointment would be an outrage to women. Monday, September 24, moreover, women wearing black T-shirts crossed creeds "vote no" or "believe women" had organized demonstrations in front of several senators' offices to ask them not to confirm the nomination of Donald Trump's candidate .

The White House tenant has given the accused judge his unconditional support for accusations against Brett Kavanaugh in light of his own experience.

The charges of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh, the judge chosen by Donald Trump to sit on the Supreme Court, are "a scam mounted by the Democrats," said the US president.

While refusing to "fall into a trap" by treating the three accusers as liars, he admits that his "personal experience has an impact on [his] judgment. I was accused by four or five women who received a lot of money to mount false accusations against me, he said.

But the American Bar Association (ABA), the organization's main organization, has called for a postponement of the vote pending an FBI investigation, arguing that an appointment to the Supreme Court "is just too important to rush to a vote.

"Deciding to go ahead without conducting a follow-up investigation would not only have a lasting impact on the reputation of the Senate, but would also affect the great confidence Americans must have in the Supreme Court," according to a letter from the President of the Senate. the ABA to the main members of the commission broadcast by the American media.

Several senators expressed their indecision in this case after Thursday's hearings. Some of the press also thought it was premature to hold a vote on Friday.

A few weeks away from the mid-term elections do the Democrats want to turn the midterms into an anti-Trump referendum?