22. January: stage victory for Trump: Transgender ban in the military is getting closer
US President Donald Trump has won with his proposed ban on Transgender recruits to the US military in a stage victory before the Supreme court of the United States. The Supreme Court continued the ban with an arrangement in two cases, first of all, back in force in these two appeals in courts of appeal is to be decided. The lower courts had stopped the Trump prohibition in these two procedures for the time being. A third procedure is still running. The civil rights organization ACLU, points out, therefore, that up to this judgment, the prohibition is in force. Donald Trump had issued the decree last March. Therefore, Transgender people should be from military service excluded. As Transgender people are not – or not only – with gender are referred to, the identify that was noted at birth.
22. January: Trump’s lawyer pulls controversial Statement to Russia-contacts back
lawyers are the kind of people whose profession forces them to take an extremely precise choice of words – because every careless remark has sometimes serious consequences. This Knowledge, in Spite of the defenders of the US has hinschwandroniert-President, nevertheless, is risky – and raises further questions about the relationship between Donald Trump of Russia. Rudy Giuliani so had said on Sunday in an Interview that Trump or his former right-Hand man, Michael Cohen stand up to the presidential election in 2016, in contact with Moscow, where Trump had planned a high-rise project. This statement was in contradiction to previous data, Donald Trumps, and is therefore controversial, because Trump would have been followed in this case is still at an advanced Phase of his election campaign, business interests in Russia, which, in turn, could have its political attitude towards Moscow’s influence. It only took a day until Giuliani has understood the full implications of his Statement and back rowed His statement would be “not the actual sequence, or the circumstances of the discussions”, he said. It was purely “hypothetical” and not based “on interviews with Trump”. Lawyer Giuliani said in addition, the project in Moscow was still “in the earliest stage”.
21. January: Trump’s lawyer: talks about high-rise project in Moscow longer than previously known
Donald Trump has, according to his lawyer, for much longer with a high-rise project in Moscow involved than previously acknowledged. The current US President had led to October or November, 2016 with his former lawyer, Michael Cohen talks about the project, Trump said attorney Rudy Giuliani in the US channel NBC. It was not “given many” talks, “but there were conversations”. Giuliani’s statement means that Trump looked up to the presidential election in November 2016, with the ultimately not implemented in the high-rise project. The indication is therefore controversial, as it is a question of whether Trump pursued still at an advanced Phase of his election campaign, business interests in Russia – which, in turn, could have its political attitude towards Moscow’s influence. He himself had denied in the election campaign to have any Connections to Russia.
17. January: Trump is 100 percent for Nato and modernised missile defence
US President Donald Trump has assured that his country “is one hundred percent” behind the Nato. At the same time, the President on Thursday reiterated during a speech at the Pentagon, his claim for an increase in the defence expenditure of the Nato partners. “We can’t be the idiots of the other”, he repeated his accusation that other members of the military Alliance allowed the United States to protect, without doing enough of their own. Trump should have considered, according to the beginning of the week published report of the “New York Times” in the past year, on several occasions, from the Nato to withdraw. Before he took office in early 2017, he had called the military Alliance “superfluous”.
Trump announced during the speech that the United States expand its missile technology for the prevention of threats from North Korea, Iran, China and Russia – the two great powers are explicitly called. Adversaries and “rogue regimes” around the world, their missile arsenals built up steadily and concentrated on the development of long-range missiles that could reach targets in the United States, Trump said. The fact America has to respond, he said at the launch of a strategy paper in the Pentagon. To the outlined investment systems stationed in space. The All-new Battle scene, underscore, Trump, wants to defend the USA, thus possibly also in space. Whether the government can implement the projects, in fact, depends on whether they can ensure the financing. Nevertheless, the mere announcement is likely to Stoke race fears about a new arms race.
16. January: the US withdrawal from disarmament Treaty to
terminate is Not a solution to the dispute over the important INF disarmament Treaty to ban medium-range weapons: A Meeting of representatives of Russia and the United States is inconclusive. The United States will now initiate the process of exiting from the contract, said Andrea Thompson, U.S. under-Secretary of state to reporters the Nato. The INF Treaty dates back to the year 1987 and commenced the end of the Cold war. as the first major disarmament Treaty. The US and Nato accuse Russia, to break with new cruise missiles from 500 to 5500 km range against a deal. The United States had set Moscow, therefore, a last three-month period to relent, which expires at the beginning of February.
15. January: the Designated Minister of justice clearly contradicts Donald Trump and clear
The designated U.S. attorney General Bill Barr has rejected President Donald Trump in the evaluation of the investigation to Russia affair diametrically opposed: During the investigation it was his view, not a “witch hunt,” said Barr before the Senate judiciary Committee in Washington.
Trump denounces the investigations by the special investigator Robert Mueller to possible illegal collusion between the Trump Team and Moscow, and the suspicion of obstruction of Justice by the President regularly, as a gigantic “witch-hunt”. “I don’t think that she would not participate in Mr. Mueller on a witch hunt,” said Barr.
In a prepared statement for the hearing, Barr argued, moreover, that Mueller can bring his investigation to the end. He think it is “extremely important that the special investigator is possible, its investigation complete”. Further, Barr said that Mueller’s published final report. According to his view, it is very important that the Congress and the Public informed about the results would be. With his Remarks, Barr sought the Concerns of the opposition Democrats, to dispel, he could be stalling in the order Trumps the Mueller investigation. Barr was nominated at the beginning of December of Trump’s successor, Jeff Sessions, the President had shortly after the Congress urged elections in November to resign.