En-route to an ASEAN meeting in Thailand, Pompeo said of the Hong Kong protests that it’s always appropriate for a government to listen to its people.
The U.S.’s former Consul General to Hong Kong and Macau Kurt Tong also denied China’s “foreign forces” accusation. “No, no, no. The protests in Hong Kong are Hong Kong people protesting, and I think that’s really clear.”
He said the recent demonstrations reflect the deeper concerns of the Hong Kong people about losing their autonomy to Beijing through excessive interference despite their “one country, two systems” model.
Barr was slated to give opening remarks at the U.S. Attorneys' National Conference at the Justice Department.
As the conference got underway, the NYPD Emerald Society Pipes and Drums Band entered the room playing. Barr then ducked behind a curtain, retrieved his bagpipes and accompanied them.
He told the attorneys that his staff "thought they were going to surprise me by having the Emerald Society Pipe Band come down from New York. But as you know I'm very proficient at, dare I say the word -- spying. And I discovered the plot. And so this was my counter surprise."
Avenatti denied the allegations on Twitter, saying “No monies relating to Ms. Daniels were ever misappropriated or mishandled."
"We crowdfunded, raised some money for expenses and the like. We lost millions of dollars in connection with this case. I would have been far better off financially if I would have never taken this case."
He was previously charged in New York with trying to blackmail Nike for $25 million dollars, and in Los Angeles with defrauding clients, tax evasion, and bank fraud. He has denied any misconduct.
Daniels first publicly raised concerns about Avenatti in November.
She said he had launched a fundraising effort to raise money for her legal case without telling her. She also said he had filed a defamation lawsuit against Trump, on her behalf, against her wishes.
She added on Twitter that she had fired Avenatti a month earlier after “discovering that he had dealt with [her] extremely dishonestly.”
10,000 PEOPLE ATTEND PARADE IN NEW YORK FOR FALUN DAFA celeste.li 2019-05-1728 views Nearly 10,000 people turned out in New York today to celebrate the spiritual practice known as Falun Dafa. The World Falun Dafa Day parade is a way for people to share their faith with onlookers and show support for those who are still persecuted for practicing the meditation in China.
NTD Evening News Full Broadcast (April 18, 2019) celeste.li 2019-04-184 views AG Barr Releases Long-awaited Mueller Report NYC Mayor Will Fight Placement of Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities Trump Honors Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride Man Caught Walking Into New York Cathedral With Full Gas Cans, Lighters
NYC MAYOR WILL FIGHT TO PLACE IMMIGRANTS IN SANCTUARY CITIES celeste.li 2019-04-182 views Despite the claims of illegal immigrants being welcome in New York City, Mayor de Blasio was not happy with President Trump’s plan to place illegal aliens in sanctuary cities. The mayor said that he would fight the plan in court if it were to pass. NTD’s Miguel Moreno has that story.
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UNITEDHEALTH CEO DENOUNCES 'MEDICARE FOR ALL' PROPOSAL celeste.li 2019-04-160 views Some US lawmakers have been calling for "Medicare for All." Well, UnitedHealth CEO David Wichmann (WIKK-MANN) said in an earnings call today that “Medicare for All” proposals would, quote, “destabilize the nation’s health system”. And that they'd result in the quote “wholesale disruption of American healthcare.” NTD Reporter Jeremy Sandberg has the story.
PARIS FIRE: NOTRE-DAME CATHEDRAL ABLAZE celeste.li 2019-04-154K views Devastating scenes from Paris today, as a fire broke out at Notre-Dame Cathedral. The roof caved in and the spire of the 850-year-old church was destroyed in the flames. NTD’s David Vives in Paris has the details.
"Obviously, we have to help because Central American migrants pass through our territory and we have to bring order to this migration, make sure it's legal," Obrador said on April 1. "That's what we're doing. But serenely, calmly, without a commotion and with great prudence and responsibility."
Trump has threatened several times to close down the border, which would choke the flow of people and goods between the two countries, dampening trade. However, it would hurt Mexico substantially more, as 80 percent of Mexican exports go to the United States.
“Mexico must use its very strong immigration laws to stop the many thousands of people trying to get into the USA,” Trump said in a March 30 tweet. “Our detention areas are maxed out & we will take no more illegals. Next step is to close the Border! This will also help us with stopping the Drug flow from Mexico!”
#WALKAWAY DOCUMENTARY: BLACKS WALK AWAY FROM DIVISIVE IDEOLOGIES celeste.li 2019-03-29101 views A “documonial” screening, featuring the #WalkAway campaign, premiered in Harlem, New York, on Wednesday. It featured black Americans who walked away from the liberal left, saying that they were taught to follow because of the color of their skin. NTD Reporter Miguel Moreno has the coverage.
Prosecutors drop charges against Jussie Smollett celeste.li 2019-03-26419 views Prosecutors on Tuesday abruptly dropped all charges against Jussie Smollett, defense attorneys said, abandoning the case five weeks after the “Empire” actor was accused of lying to police about being the target of a hate crime in Chicago.