London Lawyers Acknowledge Lying In The Russian Case

A lawyer in London pleaded guilty on Tuesday to lying to a US investigator about his relationship with Rick Gates, a former aide to President Donald Trump's campaign. This is part of a broad investigation into Russian intervention in the 2016 US presidential election.

The Office of Special Investigator Robert Mueller revealed the allegations against lawyer Alex Van der Zwaan on Tuesday morning, and he pleaded guilty in the afternoon in a Washington court.

Investigations of the Russian Case, Lawyers Accused of Lying

Van der Zwaan is the daughter-in-law of Russian billionaire, German Khan, and has worked at leading law firm in New York Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom until the firm claimed to have fired him last year.

Mueller's office alleges that when van der Zwaan worked for Skadden, he had lied about his latest communications with Gates in mid-August 2016.

has been used by the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine in 2012 to prepare a report justifying the charges against former Prime Minister of Uk raina Yulia Tymoshenko, who has been convicted for embezzlement and abuse of authority. Tymoshenko was jailed, but was later released from the indictment. [as/al]

Lawyer Trump Acknowledge Pay Mouth Cover Rp 1.7 M to Porn Star





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 Personal lawyer United States President Donald Trump admitted that he paid US $ 130 thousand to a porn star who had an affair with Trump. According to him, the money is his personal money.

To New The York Times, Michael Cohen said that he did not get any reimbursement for Stephanie Clifford's stage name, Stormy Daniels.

According to Cohen, the payment is legal but he refused to explain in more detail about why he paid the porn star. Cohen also refused to answer whether Trump knew about the payments.

"Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign are part of a deal with Ms. Clifford, nor do they reimburse, directly or indirectly, "Cohen said according to the Times as reported by AFP Wednesday (14/2/2018).

" Payment for Ms. Clifford is legal, and not a campaign contribution or campaign expenditure by anyone, " imbuh Trump's private lawyer.

Previously, US media have reported that the silent money was given a month before the US presidential election in November 2016, with the aim that Clifford not disclose his sex scandal with Trump.

Trump is just an ordinary citizen when sex with Clifford allegedly occurred in 2006 ago. At that time Trump had married Melania and his wife was only about three months giving birth to their son.

The payment for the porn star was first reported by the Wall Street Journal last month. But Cohen's statement to the New York Times was the first time he acknowledged a role in what he called a "private transaction."

Previously, Trump, through his lawyers and Clifford himself has denied ever having a relationship. But last month, In Touch celebrity magazine published an interview with Clifford in 2011. In the interview, the 38-year-old actress revealed details of her relationship with Trump. At that time, Clifford said that he met Trump at a celebrity golf tournament in 2006 and then had sex with him. According to him, the relationship with Trump takes about a year.
 
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PM India Modi Acknowledge Globalization Losing Momentum

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday acknowledged globalization "lost its luster" but warned the new trade wall was not the answer. Modi's speech opened a one-week meeting in Davos which will be topped by the protectionist US President Donald Trump's speech.

After a snowstorm hampered the arrival of several delegates to the Swiss ski resort, the World Economic Forum began seriously thinking about strong global growth but realizes that the world's poor are increasingly falling into poverty.

In his speech Modi said India should be an example while the country is open to foreign investment. He quoted verses from Hindu scriptures and called for anti-protection in Davos last year by Chinese President Xi Jinping while Trump won office in 2016. Trump won the 2016 election with a populist work program condemning the elite Davos. [19659002] While some delegates were relieved that the trade war with China so far had not erupted, Trump's victory became a new reminder that his rhetoric had succeeded.

Prior to a speech in Davos on Friday, Trump approved a high tax on imports of solar panels and washing machine to protect American producers, protests in China and South Korea. [ka/al]

Trump Acts to Acknowledge Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel Sparks World Unrest

The international community responded quickly to President Donald Trump's announcement that America would formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Trump's move could trigger Israeli-Palestinian violence back.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday urged the public to be calm and restrained. "Since the first day as Secretary-General of the UN I have always opposed unilateral steps that threaten the Israeli-Palestinian peace prospects," Guterres told reporters.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Trump's announcement of Jerusalem was a statement of withdrawal from the role America holds in the peace process .

Egypt, the first Arab country to sign a peace treaty with Israel condemned Trump's decision. The Egyptian Foreign Ministry statement said Trump's decision violated an international resolution on the status of Jerusalem.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the decision. "We are very grateful for the fair and courageous decision to recognize Jerusalem and get ready to move the American embassy to this city." [ds]

Rejection Continues to Appear While Trump Prepares to Acknowledge Jerusalem's Capital of Israel

President Donald Trump will announce America recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and begins the process of transferring embassies from Tel Aviv, a development that attracts negative reactions from most of the world.

Arab and Muslim countries warned such controversial moves could trigger tensions in the region and destroying US efforts to reach an Arab-Israeli peace deal. Palestinians called for three days of "Anger" to protest against President Trump's plan.

Pope Francis expressed "deep concern" about the move, while Turkey called for a meeting of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to coordinate the response.

Iran called the move "" wrong, illegitimate, provocative and very dangerous. "

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not mention the issue in his public appearance Wednesday (6/12).

The Trump Administration defensively defended the move, saying that the president only recognizing what he calls historical and modern reality. The move also embodies a campaign promise supported by evangelical and Jewish Christians.

Foreign Minister Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that the United States considers there is still "an excellent opportunity for peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Speaking in Brussels, Tillerson said Trump "is deeply committed to the Middle East peace process, he has a team, the team is working very diligently." America's top diplomat urged to "listen carefully to the whole" Trump's speech.

White House officials who briefed journalists about the announcement said Trump would say he acknowledged that Jerusalem was not only the capital of the Jews but also where the Israeli government has since the establishment of modern Israel in 1948.

The official said the president will order the State Department to begin making plans to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv. They said the process would take years, to get a location, fund, and build a new building.

Before that was done, Trump would still sign the relocation delay.

Trump on Tuesday (5/12) calls Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and at least three other regional leaders to explain his decision.

The White House statement said Trump has reaffirmed its commitment to advance Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and the importance of supporting the talks. Under the law signed by President Bill Clinton in 1995, the embassy must be moved to Jerusalem unless the president signs a six-month postponement letter stating that such a move would threaten America's national security. Every president since Clinton signed it, including Trump.

Dennis Ross, who plays the American representative in the Middle East peace process under three presidents and cooperates with Israel and the Palestinians to reach the Interim Agreement in 1995, said Tuesday that Trump appears to be providing huge room for Israel and Arabs to maneuver in a newly changing environment. Officials in Washington have expressed concerns over potential anger against Israeli and American interests in the region.

The American Consulate on Wednesday banned American government officials and their families from traveling privately to the Old City and the West Bank, including Bethlehem and Jericho, in the middle the rise of calls for demonstrations.

American embassies around the world have also been ordered to improve security. [my/jm]