A US judge on signaled skepticism toward a bid by Roger Stone to win a new trial based on claims that the jury forewoman was biased. ’Having an opinion about the president and some or even all of his policies does not mean that she couldn’t fairly or impartially judge the evidence against Roger Stone,’ the judge said. Stone, a Trump adviser, was convicted of lying to Congress and witness tampering
Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders on Monday released a list of how he plans to pay for his proposals. Mr. Sanders announced during a CNN town hall on Monday that he had planned on distinguishing himself from President Donald Trump by posting a detailed proposal on how to raise money for his plans.
As Senator Bernie Sanders cements his position as the Democratic frontrunner for the 2020 presidential elections, his rivals from the Democratic field have renewed their attacks on him prior to the presidential debate in South Carolina. Seven candidates from the Party will take to the stage in South Carolina, a state which will become the fourth state to vote on the Party’s nominee in a few days.
President Trump warned on Tuesday that the US stock market will crash if he loses the election this year. Speaking at a conference with CEO’s in India, Trump said stocks will jump higher if he is re-elected, but ’if I don’t win you’re going to see a crash like you’ve never seen before’. He added that his administration planned to announce tax cuts for the middle class soon.
President Trump, on a visit to India, said on Tuesday that India will buy $3 billion worth of military equipment from the US. Trump added that the two countries were making progress on a massive trade deal, as negotiations look to iron out differences on farm goods, medical devices, digital trade and new tariffs. The deal could also include possibly a free trade agreement.
As per a new Reuters-Ipsos survey, Sen. Sanders has surpassed Joe Biden in support from African American voters. The survey released saw Sanders’ lead stretching into the double digits for the first time, with an 11-point advantage in the race. Overall, 26 percent of surveyed Democrats and independents, in the African American demographic, said they would vote for Sanders.
Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) condemned the Trump administration for assigning the US attorney’s office in Pittsburgh to review information on Ukraine and Joe Biden supplied by Guiliani at the expense of addressing the very real problem of America’s opioid epidemic. In his letter to AG Barr, Casey described Giuliani’s investigation as a politically motivated, debunked theory propagated by the Russians.
Mike Bloomberg on Monday called on front-runner Bernie Sanders to denounce vandals who scrawled the word ’oligarch’ on Bloomberg’s Chicago office
CNN released an audio tape from 2016 when former Mayor Mike Bloomberg considering running for President. At a private event in 2016 that his campaign platform would ’defend the banks’. Asked his views on the rise of the far right in Europe, Bloomberg warned about the rise of progressive politicians in the U.S., citing Senator Elizabeth Warren. Bloomberg’s campaign confirmed the tape was authentic.
Cuban-American Democrat voters in Florida have expressed disappointment with ’radical’ Bernie Sanders after the leading Democratic presidential candidate made sympathetic remarks about the communist regime of Fidel Castro. Sanders, who describes himself as a ’democratic socialist’, said it would be ’unfair’ to describe Castro’s brutally repressive regime as ’all bad.’
A self-described democratic socialist, Sanders had a decisive and sweeping victory in the Nevada caucuses. Now the front-runner for the Democratic nomination, Sanders was backed by a diverse coalition showing signs of expanding support for his surging campaign beyond his longstanding core.