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Day: August 30, 2019

Trump ask for stolen time back
America, Featured

Trump ask for stolen time back

    Donald Trump has suggested he should be given “stolen time back” due to “how unfairly” he has been treated by the FBI and its investigations into him. “The disastrous IG Report on James Comey shows, in the strongest of terms, how unfairly I, and tens of millions of great people who support me, were treated,” Mr Trump tweeted on Friday morning. “Our rights and liberties were illegally stripped away by this dishonest fool. We should be given our stolen time back?” The president has mentioned serving longer than the legal eight years several times, joking in April that he could remain in the White House for “at least for 10 or 14 years.” The 22nd Amendment to the US Constitution prevents presidents from serving more than two terms. He continued: “The fact that James ...
Johnson opponents fail in legal challenge
Featured, United Kingdom

Johnson opponents fail in legal challenge

    A legal challenge aimed at stopping Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament has been denied an interim interdict at the Court of Session in Edinburgh. A cross-party group of MPs and peers filed a petition at Scotland’s highest civil court earlier this summer aiming to stop the Prime Minister being able to prorogue Parliament. They called for an interim interdict on Thursday to halt prorogation until a final decision has been made on the case. Judge Lord Doherty heard arguments from a lawyer for the campaigners and a legal representative for the UK Government at a hearing at the Court of Session in Edinburgh. But on Friday, Judge Doherty dismissed the action ahead of a full hearing originally set for September 6. Judge Lord Doherty said: “I’m not satisfied that i...