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  • AP source: New York prosecutors subpoena Trump’s tax returns

    09/16/2019 4:44:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 16, 2019 | Michael R. Sisak and Bernard Condon
    New York City prosecutors have subpoenaed President Donald Trump’s tax returns, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Monday. Manhattan District Attorney’s Cyrus Vance Jr.’s office recently sent a subpoena to Trump’s accounting firm seeking the last eight years of state and federal tax returns for Trump and his company, the Trump Organization, the person said. The person was not authorized to speak publicly about the matter and spoke on the condition of anonymity. Asked about the subpoena as he left the White House on Monday, Trump said: “I don’t know anything about it.” A lawyer...
  • How to lose friends and alienate people: Richard Holbrooke was a past master

    05/12/2019 11:14:42 AM PDT · by billorites · 14 replies
    Spectator ^ | May 11, 2019 | Jonathan Powell
    You may ask yourself, is it worth one of the best American non-fiction writers producing a book of just under 600 pages on an arrogant and abrasive egotist whose highest sustained rank in the State Department was that of a lowly assistant secretary? The answer is unabashedly yes. This is a remarkable work about a remarkable, if deeply flawed, statesman whose career was intimately intertwined with the 50 years of American decline from Vietnam to Afghanistan. Nearly all biographies have long, boring stretches you want to skip. This one has none. The access to Richard Holbrooke’s papers and to the...
  • Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance under fire after BOMBSHELL Harvey Weinstein audio released

    10/10/2017 10:46:12 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 78 replies
    twitchy ^ | 10/10/2017 | Greg P.
    The New Yorker is out with its big piece on Harvey Weinstein, and it’s bad. Really, really bad: New Yorker: 13 women tell @RonanFarrow of their accusations agst Harvey Weinstein; Farrow reports 3 allege rape https://t.co/cFqcspKTSy — David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) October 10, 2017 But on top of the rape allegations, the New Yorker posted audio from a NYPD sting in 2015 after an Italian model and actress accused Weinstein of groping her. This is really hard to listen to: Weinstein, in conversation with Gutierrez, admits to groping her. Here’s the audio: https://t.co/zSQbK5NV0c pic.twitter.com/vmrrSUp43w — The New Yorker (@NewYorker) October 10,...
  • Cyrus Vance Talks Sanctuary Cities

    02/23/2017 10:20:30 AM PST · by OddLane · 6 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | February 23, 2017 | Gerard Perry
    The man you see (indistinctly) in the photo below is Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., who spoke before a packed crowd at the Women’s National Republican Club last night on a variety of subjects. Although the invitation I responded to billed the evening as a discussion of sanctuary cities, Vance did not address the topic until prompted by an audience member during the question and answer session, approximately 40 minutes or so after he began speaking. I can’t say I was surprised by his reluctance to address the subject, despite its topicality. The New York County District Attorney’s office...
  • Cyrus Vance's War on Knife Law Reform

    06/09/2016 6:52:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Village Voice ^ | 8 June, 2016 | Jon Campbell
    Republicans in the New York Senate still seem lukewarm to any change, allowing a bill championed by Assemblyman Dan Quart, a Manhattan Democrat, to languish for months without a vote. And for the first time, a powerful opponent to reform — Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. — is coming out of the shadows and going full-bore to scuttle Democratic efforts. It’s an odd look for a self-styled progressive prosecutor like Vance. Outside of a few reactionary — and baldly hypocritical — Republicans in the statehouse, Vance stands more or less alone in his public opposition. For two years now,...
  • Harvey Weinstein accused of groping Italian woman, 22, in his office at Tribeca Film Center: sources

    03/30/2015 2:21:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 47 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | March 30, 2015 | Rocco Parascandola , Tina Moore
    Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is being accused of groping a 22-year-old Italian model on the opening weekend of his Radio City “New York Spring Spectacular,” police sources said Monday. The model told cops that the Oscar-winning Hollywood producer sexually abused her after coaxing her to his Manhattan office on the pretense of talking business, sources told the Daily News. The woman told cops that Weinstein — a married, 63-year-old father of five — groped her private area and her breasts around 6 p.m. Friday in his third-floor office at the Tribeca Film Center on Greenwich St., the sources said. “He...
  • Hillary Clinton's New Book Title Has Already Been Used by a Former Secretary of State

    04/18/2014 10:06:49 AM PDT · by kristinn · 31 replies
    The National Journal ^ | Friday, April 18, 2014 | Matt Berman
    Political-memoir names: so cliche that they're bound to repeat. Hillary Clinton's upcoming memoir, which is expected to look back at her time as secretary of State, now has a name: Hard Choices. Which is an okay title! She no doubt had to make some tough decisions while at State, and has at least one big decision to make coming up in the next year or so. But the former Cabinet member and possible future presidential candidate may have been better served by a different title—like, say, Tough Decisions. Because Hard Choices has already been used. By another former secretary of...
  • Richard Holbrooke has died

    12/13/2010 4:59:54 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 234 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 13, 2010 | Jack Tapper
    ABC News has learned that Richard Holbrooke, the US Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, has died. On Friday, Holbrooke was rushed to the hospital with a torn aorta. He went through more than 20 hours of surgery. Earlier this evening, speaking at the US State Department, President Obama sang Holbrooke's praises and called him "a tough son of a gun." Holbrooke, 69, was a former ambassador to the United Nations and served as chief negotiator at the Dayton Peace Accords, which ended the war in Bosnia. The New Yorker's George Packer wrote a nice story about Holbrooke last year,...
  • Holbrooke and Thaqui planned terror

    10/16/2004 6:17:14 AM PDT · by ma bell · 30 replies · 3,060+ views
    Secret diner in Washington Holbrooke and Thaqui planned terror Less than a week before the clashes in Kosovo and Metohija occurred, a group of Albanian lobbyists from USA held a meeting at which they decided to help Kosovo Albanians to force international community to give independence to Kosovo. 'Blic' got this information from well-informed sources in the US. As 'Blic' further finds out this informal meeting was held at the initiative of David Philips, deputy director of the Center for preventive action within Council for international relations in New York. The meeting was held at his home with light diner....
  • The Rockefellers and Iran: Jay Rockefeller’s Reversal and the Iranian-American Lobby

    01/24/2007 2:21:05 PM PST · by Fedora · 16 replies · 2,457+ views
    Original FReeper research | 01/24/2007 | Fedora
    The Rockefellers and Iran: Jay Rockefeller’s Reversal and the Iranian-American LobbyBy Fedora In 1979, Rockefeller representatives launched an unsuccessful operation to lobby the Carter administration in support of the Shah of Iran, who was seeking safe haven in the wake of a coup by Islamic revolutionaries. Codenamed Project Alpha, the operation was spearheaded by Chase Manhattan Bank Chairman David Rockefeller and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, with support from oil lobby lawyer John McCloy. Although Project Alpha won the support of National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, it met opposition from Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and failed to win...
  • 'AMERICA CAN'T DO A THING'

    11/02/2004 12:36:18 AM PST · by kattracks · 11 replies · 666+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/02/04 | AMIR TAHERI
    AMERICANS will certainly have 9/11 in mind when they vote today. But they should keep another date in mind, too — one almost exactly a quarter-century ago: Nov. 4, 1979. A clear path runs to 9/11 from the day of the raid on the U.S. embassy in Tehran and the seizure of American hostages. The 1979 embassy attack came at a time when the administration of President Jimmy Carter was trying to prop up the new Khomeinist regime in Tehran. Carter had decided to support Khomeini in the context of the so-called "Green Belt" strategy developed by National Security...
  • It All Started in Tehran

    10/30/2004 1:51:16 AM PDT · by kipita · 25 replies · 789+ views
    Arab News ^ | 30 October 2004 | Amir Taheri
    When the Americans go to the polls on Tuesday they would do well to remember two events that have altered their lives forever. The first was the raid on the US Embassy in Tehran, and the seizure of American hostages on Nov. 4, 1979. The second was the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks against New York and Washington. The embassy seizure showed that Americans were no longer safe outside their homeland and that even diplomatic immunity would not protect them. The 9/11 attacks showed that the Americans were no longer safe even in their own homeland, and that no amount of...