Mueller to examine Trump business as part of Russia probe

The news comes a day after Trump told The New York Times that Mueller would cross a line if he expanded the probe to his business ties. 
 
Mueller is the special counsel appointed by the Justice Department to investigate Russian election meddling and alleged collusion by members of the Trump campaign.
 
Bloomberg reports the counsel is probing purchases from Russian buyers at Trump properties, the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow, a SoHo development involving Russian associates and Trump’s 2008 sale of a Florida mansion to a Russian oligarch. 
…The [New York] Times separately reported on Wednesday the president’s ties to Deutsche Bank were also facing scrutiny. 

Trump has a long history with the German bank, which has loaned him money in the past. 

Federal investigators have reportedly been in touch with the bank regarding Trump’s accounts. Congress also requested oversight into Trump transactions with the bank, but the bank has so far refused to provide information.

Deutsche Bank will most likely have to give information about the president’s accounts to Mueller, according to Bloomberg. 

Business regulators are also going through the loans from Deutsche Bank to Trump’s businesses.  

Mueller to examine Trump business as part of Russia probe: report | TheHill

hmmmm

Japan’s First Lady Akie Abe Mysteriously Couldn’t Speak English When She Met Donald Trump at G-20

The internet is praising her pettiness.

Japan’s First Lady Akie Abe Mysteriously Couldn’t Speak English When She Met Donald Trump at G-20

Or Cheeto in Chief assumed she couldn’t speak English and then never gave her the chance to prove otherwise. Which does seem, you know, equally plausible and explination.

Trump’s lawyer may have let something slip about Don Jr.’s meeting with Russians 

Indeed, Akhmetshin told Yahoo that “no one asked us for ID’s” when he and Veselnitskaya entered Trump Tower. “We literally walked in,” he said. He told The Washington Post in an earlier interview that Veselnitskaya invited him to the meeting only on the day it took place.

Sekulow’s comments about the Secret Service garnered widespread attention, raising questions about whether Trump himself was present at the meeting he said he learned about only last week. Trump Jr. on Tuesday released emails indicating he was offered dirt on Hillary Clinton by someone described as a “Russian government attorney” who wanted to meet with him to discuss it further. Trump Jr. agreed to the meeting, replying, “I love it.

“According to media reports from that time, Trump was at Trump Tower at 4 p.m. while the meeting was taking place in his son’s office. The only public event the then-candidate attended that day was a fund-raising lunch for the Trump Victory Fund, CNN reported, and he was back at Trump Tower by 1 p.m.

Trump’s lawyer may have let something slip about Don Jr.’s meeting with Russians – Business Insider

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When Black Hair Violates The Dress Code

For wearing their hair in braids, two teenagers were threatened with suspension at their charter school. Similar incidents show that strict dress codes can punish students for their racial identity.

…According to Colleen Cook, administrators at Mystic Valley have routinely reprimanded black students for dress code violations involving hair.

Other black girls have been pulled out of class, she says, lined up, asked if they had hair extensions and given detention if they did.

Colleen remembers when one student, who wore her hair in its natural texture, was taken out of class and told that she would need to relax, or chemically straighten, her hair before returning to school the next day.

In defense of their daughters, the Cooks brought in a yearbook to show school leaders the many white female students with hair extensions and dyed hair.

But, the Cooks say, the administration didn’t see that those students were in violation of the dress code, stating those hair alterations weren’t as obvious.

…”I feel like the school is pushing us to raise them as white children, but that’s not who they are or who they’re going to be.”

When Black Hair Violates The Dress Code : NPR Ed : NPR

Criminalizing being black starts at an early age. I hope the Cooks sue the school into stone age. If the school system insists on disrupting the education of young people who happen to be black, then in all fairness everyone else’s education needs to be disrupted as well.

‘Guns are fine — racism is not’: Armed redneck lefties are waging a different kind of war on Fascism

: ‘Guns are fine — racism is not’: Armed redneck lefties are waging a different kind of war on Fascism

hmmmm.  Somewhat akin to the work done by SHARP* skins.

* SHARP = skinheads against racial prejudice.  Beating people up may not be everyone’s cup of tea but most people can agree that giving racists a taste of how they treat others is a good thing.