Many of those who benefited are those associated with Trump, including Roger Stone, who 40 month prison sentence was commuted by the president; conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza, who was pardoned by Trump after being convicted of an illegal campaign contribution in a Senate race; and Wall Street executive Michael Milken, who was pardoned by Trump after being convicted of violating U.S. securities laws. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin pushed for Milken’s pardon. … [Read more...] about Can the president pardon himself? Legal scholars agree Trump can give his family clemency but he may have to cede power to Mike Pence if he wants his own lenience
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The 25-year-old father faces up to 10 years in prison if found guilty of endangering his son's life. He is one of at least 9,306 asylum seekers to reach Greece by boat this year, according to figures from the UN refugee agency. Pictured: A broken life jacket on a beach on the Greek island of Samos in 2019 [File photo] … [Read more...] about Afghan father is charged over the death of his six-year-old son who died while trying to reach Greek island on migrant dinghy
And despite reassurances last year from Lady Green, there are still concerns about Arcadia’s pension fund deficit of some £300million, given the history with BHS. But it is not just his business affairs that have come to grief — Sir Philip has had trouble in his personal life, too. … [Read more...] about Sir Philip Green lounges on his superyacht off Monaco this week as his high street fashion empire Arcadia hit the rocks… now, it’s revealed he is already ditching his billionaire baubles but is he sunk for good?
During the leadership campaign, Starmer committed to maintaining the core domestic pledges of the Corbyn era, including raising taxes on the rich and big business, scrapping tuition fees, a green industrial revolution (a slogan, and much of its polices now raided by the Tories), “common ownership”, no illegal wars, and restoring workers’ rights. The leader’s team is divided between those who regard these promises as millstones that need to be discarded, and others who believe they are commitments that cannot be abandoned. The latter have more political common sense: while it is hard for a politician to establish a reputation for honesty and integrity, it is easy to lose one in an instant. … [Read more...] about Both sides of Labour’s internal war need to focus on a vision for Britain’s future
His comments have been reinforced by the justice select committee, which has written to the MoJ pointing out that plans to change the way in which travel-to-court times are measured may undermine the presumption that defendants and witnesses can attend a hearing and return within a day. … [Read more...] about Court closures: sale of 126 premises raised just £34m, figures show