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The international accounting firm Mazars sent a letter to the Trump Organization last week saying its financial statements from 2011 to 2020 should no longer be relied upon, according to court documents filed yesterday. The accounting firm ended its relationship with the former President’s family business last week in the midst of New York Attorney General Letitia James’ investigation of the Trump Organization (the Manhattan district attorney’s office is also conducting a criminal probe into the organization). Mazars cited a “non-waivable conflict of interest” as its reason for terminating the relationship. (Sources: CNN, NYT)

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Say it ain't so.

 

US accuses financial website ZeroHedge of spreading Russian propaganda

 

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U.S. intelligence officials on Tuesday accused a conservative financial news website with a significant American readership of amplifying Kremlin propaganda and alleged five media outlets targeting Ukrainians have taken direction from Russian spies.

 

The officials said Zero Hedge, which has 1.2 million Twitter followers, published articles created by Moscow-controlled media that were then shared by outlets and people unaware of their nexus to Russian intelligence. The officials did not say whether they thought Zero Hedge knew of any links to spy agencies and did not allege direct links between the website and Russia.

 

Zero Hedge denied the claims and said it tries to “publish a wide spectrum of views that cover both sides of a given story.” In a response posted online Tuesday morning, the website said it “has never worked, collaborated or cooperated with Russia, nor are there any links to spy agencies.”

 

The officials briefed The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive intelligence sources. It was the latest effort by President Joe Biden’s administration to release U.S. intelligence findings about Russian activity involving Ukraine as part of a concerted push to expose and influence the moves of Russian President Vladimir Putin. U.S. officials previously accused Putin of planning a “false-flag” operation to create a pretext for a new invasion of Ukraine and detailed what they believe are final-stage Russian preparations for an assault.

 

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"Judge rules Donald Trump must testify in New York investigation"

 

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Former US President Donald Trump and two of his children must answer questions under oath in a New York investigation into their business practices, a judge has ruled.

 

New York's attorney general has accused the Trump Organization of obtaining tax breaks and loans through "fraudulent or misleading asset valuations". 

 

Mr Trump must sit for sworn testimony within 21 days.

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Whether Donald Trump will actually answer questions under oath about his business practices is an open question. 

 

An appeal is almost certainly forthcoming. And if that is unsuccessful, Mr Trump may decline to answer the questions, as his son Eric Trump did under similar circumstances in 2020.

 

That's what the former president's lawyers are already recommending. Having their client sit for what would surely be a multi-hour grilling by New York lawyers looking for verbal missteps or contradictory assertions is not their idea of sound legal strategy.

 

This is far from the end of the line, but it still was a rough day for the former president. This civil case, and the criminal probe in Manhattan, aren't going away anytime soon. And having a judge, in a written order, say that there is "copious evidence of fraud" isn't a good look - particularly for a man who likes to boast of his unparalleled business acumen.

 

The investigation, which was opened in 2019, aims to prove the government's claims that Mr Trump inflated the value of his assets to banks when seeking loans. The fraud is alleged to have taken place before he took office. 

 

Attorneys for Mr Trump had attempted to sue Ms James in a bid to prevent her from questioning the former president and his children. 

Ms James hailed the judge's decision as a victory, saying that "justice has prevailed". 

 

The civil case is separate to a Manhattan criminal investigation into the Trump Organization's practices.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-60425457

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But kids can't come to that conclusion at school and make it public or their teachers will have to go for retraining.

 

Sounds like some mad dystopia.

 

Like kids need anyone to point out insincere apologies or blatant lies :lol:

 

 

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37 minutes ago, Wulfrun said:

 

Yet another example of Johnson not wanting to hear any criticism. He´s like a kid putting his fingers in his ears and shouting "I can´t hear you".

He´s a fucking disgrace as a politician an even bigger disgrace as a leader and not much of a human being.

I can´t believe even the most diehard Tory is happy with him as a leader, the only good he is for them is as a shield from criticism of them.

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https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-europe-60454795

 

Ukraine under Russian assault

Missile strikes and explosions have been reported near major cities in Ukraine as Russian forces launch a major military assault.

There are lots of reports right now on where attacks are taking place. You might have seen some videos on social media - we are looking at what's out there and verifying they are real before sharing them.

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