The Comey memo offers no proof for impeachment of Trump
With the scandal du jour of the Comey memo, President Donald Trump’s trip to Saudi Arabia looks less like a diplomatic flight as fleeing the jurisdiction. For the first time, the Comey memo pushes the litany of controversies surrounding Trump into the scope of the United States criminal code.However, if this is food for obstruction of justice, it is still an awfully thin soup.
Doing a Macron: can Austrian minister copy French election success?
The French president’s feat of sweeping into high office after abandoning a traditional party and running on an independent platform is inspiring copycats elsewhere on the continent. Austria’s 30-year-old foreign minister, Sebastian Kurz, announced on Sunday that he would scrap the constituency selection process for his Austrian People’s party (ÖVP), which he chairs, and replace it with a gender-balanced list of independent candidates endorsed by the party. Source: Doing a Macron: can Austrian minister copy French election success? | World news | The Guardian
Putin to provide transcripts of Trump, Lavrov conversation
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday he’s ready to turn over transcripts of President Trump’s meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, as he mocked the news media furor in the U.S. over alleged intelligence sharing.Mr. Putin said no secrets were shared at the meeting and said the U.S. suffered “political schizophrenia,” according to a report in RT, a Russian news outlet closely associated with the Kremlin. Source: Putin to provide transcripts of Trump, Lavrov conversation – Washington Times