China's imports from North Korea dropped sharply in the first half of this year, according to figures published Thursday that suggest Beijing is more serious about cracking down on Pyongyang than President Trump has recently claimed. Chinese imports of North Korean coal in the first half fell 75 percent to 2.7 million tons from a year earlier following the suspension in February, according to Huang Songping, a Customs agency spokesman.
In that case, the justices explained that illicit payments must result in a formal exercise of power in a pending matter or proceeding in order to be considered an "official act" within the meaning of the anti-corruption statutes. Former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, who also appealed his conviction for orchestrating a shakedown scheme, might also benefit from McDonnell, said defense lawyer Ron Kuby.
But as has been mentioned before, those close to Manafort say he has been cooperative and will continue to be - he's just waiting on the committee to give him a date for the hearing. "One of the biggest crimes we're looking at is the hacking of data, so understanding how it was used certainly needs to be part of the investigation", said Representative Eric Swalwell, another Democratic member of the committee.
According to Politico , Trump intervened to grant the robotics teams visas after hearing about the situation. Trump reportedly became aware of the the girls' case and asked officials at the National Security Council if there was anything that could be done.
Due to the presence of the ammunition, restrictions were placed on who could initially approach the scene of the crash, officials said. "It stings a bit more of course but I don't think that it makes it any more of a tragedy", he said. Witnesses said they heard low, rumbling explosions when the plane was still high in the sky Monday, saw the aircraft spiraling toward the flat, green landscape and spotted an apparently empty parachute floating toward the earth.
So McConnell announced Tuesday he's delaying the Senate's traditional August recess. John Kennedy, a freshman Republican from Louisiana. Otherwise, tax reform might need to be more modest or it will add more to the deficit, Haines said .