To blame or not to blame, that is the question. But James de Zirin writes for Washington Monthly That a third option is available to AG Merrick Garland.
As a former federal prosecutor, I would blame Trump. In Trump’s case, the facts and the law are compelling. The rule of law binds us together and is the core of our democracy. Or, as time added, “America is not sustained by a set of principles; It is sustained by determined action to defend those principles.”
But Garland’s third choice has received far less attention. That could potentially get him where he wants to go — a “presentation” or report filed by a grand jury in federal court. Here, prosecutors can present evidence that the grand jury gathered implicating Trump’s criminality but withhold indictment.
The Grand Jury Report is an institution that we inherited from the English. It is probably dated 1166 and presents himself to the Grand Jury. It is mentioned in the Fifth Amendment. The report is presented to the court without an indictment by the grand jury. Presentment may charge individuals with crimes. In the meantime, the investigation may continue and may be followed by criminal charges in an indictment later.
Here is the text of Section 159 of the DOJ’s Criminal Resource Manual as well as 18 US Code § 3333.
of Matthew Connelly Los Angeles Times Notes that the nation’s security classification systems are due for an overhaul.
The security classification system is designed to control information according to its level of sensitivity, from Secret to Top Secret. Anyone seeking a security clearance to handle these materials must undergo rigorous background checks and training. But being approved for a clearance level does not automatically grant one access to classified information. Only those who already have access to a particular program’s information can grant others access to it, and only if the requester has a clear reason for their “need to know.” The system creates the impression that only a select few are allowed to handle carefully defined categories of truly dangerous information.
But these rules do not describe what is actually happening. In 2017 alone, officials told the ISOO that they had stamped something with “Confidential,” “Confidential” or “Top Secret.” 49 million times. At the time, it seemed like an improvement. In 2012, the same self-reported data added up to more 95 million classifications, or three new state secrets per second. Bradley now says that much of the data in these first reports was “neither accurate nor reliable,” but cannot offer better estimates. And so many special access programs — which can require extra safeguards and the designation of “sensitive compartmentalized information” — are spread across the government that Bradley couldn’t make a complete list. […]
Trump has claimed he had a standing order to declare the records ended at Mar-a-Lago — but there is no evidence of such an order and Many authorities have described this claim as ridiculous. The fact is, even the classification of a document involves a page-by-page inspection, and often requires sign-off by multiple departments and agencies. Yet the government employs fewer than 2,000 people to review, edit and determine which of these records can ultimately be released.
of Stuart Rothenberg roll call Recalls the midterm elections of 1998 and 2002, which may exist for the 2022 midterms, in an attempt to note the inconsistencies of the campaign.
Today’s GOP continues to be defined by its loudest voices, who spend much of their time complaining about the 2020 election being “stolen.”
His attacks on democracy and the rule of law — and former President Donald Trump’s increasing visibility on the campaign trail and in legal battles — have turned the November referendum on Biden into a choice between Democrats and Republicans.
the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed the right to abortion; FBI search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort; And the findings of the House Select Committee investigating the attack on the Capitol — along with falling gas prices, the passage of a gun control bill, and the use of budget reconciliation legislation to pass major initiatives on health care and climate change — has given a boost to the Democratic Enthusiasm about the Middle Ages.
Democrats also seem to be outperforming in special elections and primaries, indicating unusual enthusiasm for the president’s party. That, along with the nomination of extreme Republican candidates for congressional and state offices, suggests that many voters are more concerned about Trump and his allies than about Biden.
of Paul Krugman The New York Times A look at some signs that President Joe Biden may succeed where No. 45 failed when it comes to bringing manufacturing jobs back to the United States.
Under the radar, however, some of what Trump wanted but failed to achieve — for example, the return of manufacturing to the United States — may actually be under his successor. A fresh one Bloomberg Review CEO business presentations get a lot of buzzwords like onshoring, reshoring and nearshoring, all indicators of plans to produce in the United States (or possibly nearby countries) rather than in Asia.
There has also been a flurry of news reports, backed by some vague data, suggesting that companies are actually building new manufacturing facilities in the United States and other high-income countries.
So we can see early signs of a partial retreat from globalization. That’s not necessarily a good thing, but that’s a topic for another day. For now, let’s talk about why this might be.
The first thing you need to know is that if we do see some decline in world trade in the coming years, it won’t be the first time. It is common to assume that the world is getting ever smaller, that increasing international interdependence is an inevitable trend. But history says otherwise.
Makani Themba of the nation Jackson, Mississippi looks at the history behind the “water crisis”.
…current mayor of Jackson—Lumumba’s son, Chokwe Antar Lumumba-is still struggling to reach that “infrastructure”. Months of lobbying to get the state to grant Jackson access to its special tax funds, decades of disinvestment and neglect, and the state’s continued denial of the city’s requests for matching funds have resulted. Now, record flooding has tragically accelerated the inevitable—and preventable—deterioration of the city’s crumbling water infrastructure. More than 150,000 residents are without potable water.
Most residents under the age of 50 have no memory of Jackson without “boil water” notices — often public warnings that the water coming out of your faucet is not safe for consumption in any form without a good, rolling boil. . The truth is that the “Jackson Water Crisis” — as the press has dubbed it — has been decades in the making. It’s part and parcel of an infrastructure crisis gripping much of the country—but with grossly uneven impact. It has its roots in Jim Crow, the segregation that was never equaled, where everything from water to parks to food and even air in our communities receives less investment, less protection and less access. Broken levees in New Orleans. Poisoned water in Flint. Collapsing buildings in eastern Kentucky. This goes beyond the infrastructure crisis. This is a crisis of justice.
Demsas of Jerusalem Atlantic Reports on the significance of the decades-long urban-to-suburban migration of black Americans.
In America, terms inner city And the urban There have long been code words for black areas. They are used to evoke stereotypes of a black underclass confined to public-housing units or low-income housing, to promote the belief that this population is somehow destined for urban life. is, while also denigrating city life as dirty, crowded, and completely undesirable. . during the 2016 presidential debate, for example, then-candidate Donald Trump repeatedly referred to African Americans living in “inner cities.” When asked about the country’s racial divide or about being president of “all the people in the United States,” he Repeatedly exposed the stereotype that blacks live in largely crime-ridden inner cities.
Making this stereotype work in the 21st century requires ignoring a key fact: Black families have been fleeing cities for decades. Recently paper, economists Alex Bartik and Evan Mast note that over the past 50 years, the share of blacks living in America’s 40 most populous central cities has fallen from 40 percent to 24 percent. He is not the first to highlight this phenomenon. Demographers and social scientists in particular have been noticing this trend for decades. As demographer William Frey of the Brookings Institution has done Documentingly, from 2000 to 2010, the population of blacks in central cities in the 100 largest metro areas in the US decreased by 300,000. Major locations during Detroit, Chicago and New York Great Migration) as well as Atlanta, Dallas, and Los Angeles saw their black populations decline.
What this geographic shift means for black Americans, and there are many stories to tell—of families moving toward opportunity, replicating inequality when they get there, and of those left behind. In 1968, Congress passed the Fair Housing Act and outlawed discrimination in the housing market. It did not eliminate housing inequality, but it gave black families much more freedom to actually make their preferences about where to live and among whom to live. More than 50 years later, we’re still seeing how those priorities shape the nation’s geography of opportunity.
Politico Europe’s Nectaria Stamouli reports on rising tensions between Turkey and Greece.
Earlier this week, the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent letters NATO, The United Nations And EU Complaining about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s comments, it said it was “unacceptable, unacceptable and an insult to the people of Greece and Greece” and called on organizations to condemn Ankara’s behavior.
“By not doing so in time or by underestimating the seriousness of the matter, we risk seeing again a situation that is currently occurring in another part of our continent,” Greek Foreign Minister Nicos Dendias wrote in letters Monday and Tuesday. coming out , alluding to the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Erdogan has stepped up his rhetoric against Greece in recent days, with what Ankara sees as a growing military build-up on the Greek Aegean islands, close to Turkey’s coastline. Once again, in thin veils threatHe said: “When the time comes we can come down suddenly one night.”
Finally today, of Hyung-jin Kim and Kim Tong-hyung the diplomat Answer to the question: Why is Russia trying to buy weapons from North Korea?
The weapons North Korea reportedly intends to sell to Moscow are likely copies of Soviet-era weapons that could fit Russian launchers. But there are still questions about the quality of the supplies and how much they can actually help the Russian military.
Slapped by international sanctions and export controls, Russia in August bought Iranian-made drones that US officials said had technical problems. For Russia, North Korea is likely another good option for its ammunition supply, as the North holds a significant stockpile of shells, many of which are Soviet-era copies.
Joseph Dempsey, research associate for defense and military analysis at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), said North Korea “may represent the largest source of compatible legacy artillery ammunition outside of Russia, with domestic production for further supply.” Amenities included.”
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