opinion Kurt Bardella Opinion columnist Published 5:00 AM EST Feb 8, 2019 President Donald Trump unleashed a Twitter tantrum Thursday labeling congressional oversight as “PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT!” that “should never be allowed to happen again!” This extraordinary statement came just two days after the president declared during his State of the Union address that, “an economic miracle is taking place in the United States, and the only thing that can stop it are foolish wars, politics, or ridiculous, partisan investigations. If there is going to be peace in legislation, there cannot be war and investigation. It just doesn't work that way.” That was the president of the United States telling members of Congress that the only way he will work with them on legislation is if they agree not to exercise their constitutional rights to act as a check and balance on the executive branch. Imagine the reaction from congressional … [Read more...] about Democrats investigate Trump, but can Republicans handle truth?
Partit Demokratiku today reaffirmed its position that Minister Konrad Mizzi, Chief of Staff Keith Schembri and all those implicated in the Panama Papers saga will only have the suspicion of corruption lifted from them after an independent police investigation take place. This is a more serious a necessity than ever for Malta's image and the health of its democracy in light of the fact of the libel cases dropped by Minister Konrad Mizzi, coincidentally just as Nexia BT’s Karl Cini was set to testify. It is clear that Minister Mizzi was trying to prevent the truth from coming out by dropping the libel cases. This follows an unfortunate similar pattern whereby important information never makes it to the public eye, such as the mobile data from Minister Chris Cardona's phone which would have proven his physical location in relation to the prostitution claims. MEP candidate Dr Anthony Buttigieg stated "Our legal system is being abused and exploited to give the mistaken … [Read more...] about PD reaffirms its call for proper and independent investigations into Panama papers
0 Have your say A police investigation is under way into another supermarket raid in Sheffield. The Co-op on Oldfield Road, Stannington, was broken into at around 1am on Wednesday, February 6. CRIME: Police hunt teenage boy over attack on Sheffield estateIt is believed that three men broke into the store after smashing a window.POLICE: Suspect remains in police custody over Rotherham street attack which left man fighting for lifeCigarettes were stolen in the raid and the thieves drove off towards Stannington. READ MORE: Doves to be released at funeral of Doncaster man shot dead in pubThey have not yet been traced.Yesterday morning, an attempt was made to break into Tesco on Herries Road, Southey.A vehicle was used to ram raid the shutters but the offenders failed to get inside.Anyone with information on either incident should call South Yorkshire Police on 101. What’s On Guide to Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster … [Read more...] about Police investigate early morning raid at another supermarket in Sheffield
Detectives investigating the gangland style murder of Jim Donegan outside a west Belfast school have arrested a 63-year-old man in connection with the investigation. The father-of-three was shot dead outside St Mary's Grammar School on the Glen Road in December as he sat in his Porsche waiting to collect his 13-year-old son. CCTV footage showed the lone gunman wearing a hi-vis jacket walking calmly to the scene of the murder before fleeing on foot into a nearby housing estate. Mr Donegan, originally from west Belfast, lived in the Lisburn area and had business interests with high profile criminal associates on both sides of the border. His murder is believed to have been linked to a criminal fallout with his killer thought to be an experienced hitman from outside the jurisdiction. Detectives are questioning the man in relation to the wider investigation into the killing. Police also released a photofit 'Evofit' image of the main suspect in the case yesterday. A search of an address in … [Read more...] about Police make arrest in Jim Donegan investigation
Pressure was last night mounting for a Government-led investigation after a fifth patient died after contracting a hospital-acquired bacterial infection since December. This time, the outbreak was in the intensive care unit at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley, run by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde – the same board involved in the other four deaths. Another two patients are also infected with the bacteria, stenotrophomonas maltophilia. Health Protection Scotland are understood to have been told about the outbreak on Tuesday. Yesterday, a spokeswoman for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde confirmed a patient had died and that two others were infected. She said: “Control measures were put in place immediately. “Sadly, a patient, who was seriously unwell from their underlying condition, has died and a bacterial infection was one of a number of contributory factors. “A second patient has been treated and is recovering and a third … [Read more...] about Calls for investigation into NHS hygiene standards after fifth patient dies