America’s CEOs fall out of love with Trump

The relationship between corporate America and Donald Trump’s White House has chilled.

The regular parades of business titans into the West Wing are gone. A gathering of executives led by Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman initially planned for next week fell apart amid scheduling conflicts.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Disney CEO Bob Iger quit as outside advisers to President Donald Trump following his rejection of the Paris climate accords. Dozens of other executives also publicly rebuked the White House over the decision, including Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein—a former colleague of many top administration officials—used his first-ever tweet to criticize the Paris decision, calling it a “setback for the environment and for the U.S.’s leadership position in the world.”

Chief executives and senior corporate lobbyists are also dismayed that the administration’s big Capitol Hill agenda – including repealing Obamacare and passing massive tax cuts – appears stalled. And the White House is now engaged in a very public fight with itself over how and when to raise the debt limit, a terrifying prospect for Wall Street and the rest of corporate America.

Source: America’s CEOs fall out of love with Trump – POLITICO

Trump protesters could be facing decades in prison for inauguration demonstrations

Nearly six months after Donald Trump was sworn into office, more than 200 protesters who gathered in Washington, D.C. to protest his inauguration are facing felony charges that carry sentences of 70 to 80 years.

According to Al Jazeera, the 212 protesters were arrested by the Metropolitan Police Department and initially charged with felony rioting, a crime that carries a 10-year prison sentence and a $25,000 fine. On April 27, the Superior Court of the District of Columbia added additional charges that include urging to riot, conspiracy to riot and destruction of property.

Source: Trump protesters could be facing decades in prison for inauguration demonstrations – Salon.com

Trump-Russia inquiry to examine grand jury findings on Flynn's foreign lobbying

A grand jury investigation into Michael Flynn’s foreign lobbying will be included in special counsel Robert Mueller’s scrutiny of possible collusion between Donald Trump’s associates and Russia, it was reported on Friday.

It emerged last month that a grand jury in northern Virginia is examining former national security adviser’s work on behalf of a Turkish entrepreneur and has issued subpoenas to businesses that worked with him.

The findings will become part of Mueller’s investigation, Reuters reported on Friday, an early indication of the extent of his reach as special counsel.

Source: Trump-Russia inquiry to examine grand jury findings on Flynn’s foreign lobbying | US news | The Guardian

Trump-Russia inquiry to examine grand jury findings on Flynn’s foreign lobbying

A grand jury investigation into Michael Flynn’s foreign lobbying will be included in special counsel Robert Mueller’s scrutiny of possible collusion between Donald Trump’s associates and Russia, it was reported on Friday.

It emerged last month that a grand jury in northern Virginia is examining former national security adviser’s work on behalf of a Turkish entrepreneur and has issued subpoenas to businesses that worked with him.

The findings will become part of Mueller’s investigation, Reuters reported on Friday, an early indication of the extent of his reach as special counsel.

Source: Trump-Russia inquiry to examine grand jury findings on Flynn’s foreign lobbying | US news | The Guardian

Does Trump believe in climate change or not? Aides won't say

Answer the question:

Does he or doesn’t he? Believe in climate change, that is.

You’d think that would be an easy enough question the day after President Donald Trump announced he was pulling the U.S. out of the landmark global accord aimed at combatting global warming.

But don’t bother asking at the White House.

“I have not had an opportunity to have that discussion” with the president, responded Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Friday.

“You should ask him that,” offered White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway.

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt dodged the question, too.

The president also ignored it during an unrelated bill-signing.

Does Trump believe in climate change or not? Aides won’t say

Answer the question:

Does he or doesn’t he? Believe in climate change, that is.

You’d think that would be an easy enough question the day after President Donald Trump announced he was pulling the U.S. out of the landmark global accord aimed at combatting global warming.

But don’t bother asking at the White House.

“I have not had an opportunity to have that discussion” with the president, responded Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Friday.

“You should ask him that,” offered White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway.

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt dodged the question, too.

The president also ignored it during an unrelated bill-signing.

Special counsel's Trump investigation includes Manafort case

The special counsel investigating possible ties between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia’s government has taken over a separate criminal probe involving former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and may expand his inquiry to investigate the roles of the attorney general and deputy attorney general in the firing of FBI Director James Comey, The Associated Press has learned.

Source: Special counsel’s Trump investigation includes Manafort case

Special counsel’s Trump investigation includes Manafort case

The special counsel investigating possible ties between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia’s government has taken over a separate criminal probe involving former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and may expand his inquiry to investigate the roles of the attorney general and deputy attorney general in the firing of FBI Director James Comey, The Associated Press has learned.

Source: Special counsel’s Trump investigation includes Manafort case