Trump is also making a pitch to the business leaders to invest more in the U.S. "I would say that Japan has had a substantial edge for many, many years, but that's OK", Trump said Saturday night during a reception in Tokyo with Japanese business leaders.
That happened with Democrats in 1998 when President (Bill) Clinton was impeached. Subsequently, Attorney General William Barr and then-Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein decided obstruction charges against Trump were not warranted. Trump stalked out of the Cabinet Room demanding an end to all congressional investigations before he would work with Congress on repairing US infrastructure or other matters.
She announced her intention to resign as leader of the governing, centre-right Conservative Party , and therefore as Prime Minister, last Friday. The EU has extended the date until October 31 for Britain to reach an agreement on a withdrawal deal that will pave the way for its departure from the world's largest trading bloc.
This morning Northumbria Police said 32-year-old Paul Crowther had been charged with common assault and criminal damage. Following his dairy-based drenching in Newcastle on Monday, Farage and his Brexit Party bus took to the streets of Dartford, Gravesend and Rochester to campaign ahead of tomorrow's European Union elections.
May's statement inevitably triggered the starting gun on a two-month contest to replace her. "The fight for the heart and soul of the Conservative Party officially starts now", said Andrew Bridgen, a pro-Brexit lawmaker. A snap YouGov poll of 2,200 adults on Friday found 67 percent thought May had made the right choice in standing down. "I particularly want to pay tribute to her to agreeing to retain and strengthen the Common Travel Area", he added.
While Ireland does not hold a significant share of the 751-seat European Union chamber - and will initially send 11 MEPs until Britain actually leaves the bloc - an ebb in support for mainstream parties is raising hopes among Europe's Greens that they could act as kingmakers.