Day: February 4, 2020

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TRUMP TO AWARD LIMBAUGH MEDAL OF FREEDOM


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Trudeau Administration Proposes Government Licenses for News Websites…


Canadian Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault has stated that news websites, along with social media companies, could be forced to obtain government licences to operate in Canada.

The minister, who has been tasked with updating Canada’s broadcasting laws using the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), stated that internet news sites will be “asked” to obtain a government-approved licence, broadcaster CTV reports.

The report, entitled “Canada’s communications future: Time to act”, was released on January 29th and included 97 recommendations. It details how the CRTC would be vastly expanded to not only regulate radio and television broadcasters but news websites as well.

“If you’re a distributor of content in Canada and obviously if you’re a very small media organisation the requirement probably wouldn’t be the same if you’re Facebook, or Google. There would have to be some proportionality embedded into this,” he said during a CTV interview.

When asked directly how the legislation would affect foreign websites, with Breitbart News specifically named, Guilbeault said that he did not think foreign sites would be blocked in Canada if they did not comply with the CRTC.

“Frankly I’m not sure I see what the big deal is,” Guilbeault said. He added that other foreign companies in other industries actively comply with Canadian regulations.

“We recommend that the existing licensing regime in the Broadcasting Act be accompanied by a registration regime. This would require a person carrying on a media content undertaking by means of the Internet to register unless otherwise exempt,” recommendation 56 of the report states.

Current CRTC regulations include forcing commercial radio-broadcasters who primarily play music to have at least 35 per cent of their content per week come from Canadian artists.

Michael Geist, the Canada Research Chairman in Internet and E-commerce Law at the University of Ottawa labelled the report “candidly extreme” and added it has no “physical boundaries”.

Conservative MP Michelle Rempel Garner has also expressed concern over the proposals in the report saying: “It’s very paternalising and also very frightening to think that the government would try to impose or say that’s the role of the government to control. That puts us in league with countries that control the media.”

Similar moves toward limiting free speech online have been made in Europe in recent months as well, with an October ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union allowing governments to force social media giant Facebook to remove content.

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Has Top TV News Anchors Over for Lunch; Eats Them Alive…


Donald Trump served various television news personalities a lunch described by one White House guest as soup and filet of sole Tuesday—but soon the assembled anchorpeople were eating out of his hand.

Much to the disappointment of folks at CNN, nobody at the long table—who included NBC’s Lester Holt and Chuck Todd, ABC’s David Muir and George Stephanopoulos, and CBS’s Norah O’Donnell and Margaret Brennan—bothered to ask why the president had gone out of his way to exclude the cable network run by Trump’s former friend Jeff Zucker.

“MSDNC isn’t here as well,” Trump quipped—to polite chuckles but zero protests (not even by Meet the Press and MSNBC anchor Todd) from his captive audience, who were there ostensibly for a briefing on tonight’s State of the Union address but instead were treated to a lot of presidential boasting about his poll numbers and the “through-the-roof” stock market, and a lot of gloating about the “fiasco” of Iowa’s Democratic caucuses and the general disarray in the out-of-power party.

Trump made sure to criticize his Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell for declining to lower interest rates further. Asked about the exploding trillion-dollar deficits his administration has created, the president claimed that lower interest rates will allow him to reduce the red ink in his second term.

“He was chill,” said a lunch guest. “He wasn’t angry at all. He was friendly, outgoing, and relaxed. He was confident that he’ll be re-elected.”

Trump also was sanguine about his participation in the fall presidential debates, saying, ”Yeah, I’ll do it,” even though, he claimed, “the debate commission is filled with a bunch of Never Trumpers.”

Trump and his lovingly admiring vice president, Mike Pence, sat directly across from each other. The president was flanked by O’Donnell and Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum; Pence, meanwhile, drew Todd and Fox News’ Bret Baier as his lunch partners. Also enjoying the cuisine—but staying away from the offered Chardonnay—were PBS’s Judy Woodruff, C-SPAN’s Steve Scully, CBN’s David Brody, and Newsmax’s Emerald Robinson, formerly a Pizzagate conspiracy theorist at Trump’s favorite media outlet, One America News Network.

Trump indicated that tonight’s speech will run to one-and-a-half hours, and he planned to mention but spend little time talking about the ongoing impeachment proceedings. That, he said, will be reserved for the barn-burner he plans to deliver on Wednesday after the Senate acquits him.

“It’s going to be low-key,” Trump said.

“Are you sure want to call it ‘low-key?’” Chuck Todd demanded—which was about as hardball as the questioning got.

While Trump fielded earnest queries about troop deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the United States’ recent confrontation with Iran (“Nobody knows how close we came to war,” the president confided in an answer to Holt), nobody saw fit to challenge him on his regular attacks on members of the press the “enemy of the people,” “scum,” and other choice epithets.

At one point Trump recalled that he had been an early donor to Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer’s first House race, and added: “AOC is gonna run against him in the primary and she’s gonna kick his ass,” a lunch guest quoted the president as predicting.

As for his potential Democratic opponents, he said that Bernie Sanders “is the nastiest and the smartest”—a compliment of sorts—and said he didn’t understand the appeal of former South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg, the nation’s first out-gay major presidential candidate. Meanwhile he vowed to hammer Joe Biden “on Ukraine and Burisma.”

Trump also promised that the White House will spare no effort in blocking his former national security adviser John Bolton’s book from publication; he noted that he took a chance and hired Bolton “when nobody else wanted him,” and mocked Bolton’s use of the honorific “ambassador” because “he couldn’t even get confirmed; he was a recess appointment” to be George W. Bush’s top diplomat at the United Nations, Trump pointed out.

He said their relationship soured early on, in the midst of Trump’s meetings with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il, after Bolton went on TV to announce that the U.S. favored “the Libyan model” in its dealings with Kim—that is, a scenario where North Korea’s tyrant gives up his nuclear weapons, only to be killed anyway, like Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi.

In sum, at this White House lunch, a good time was had by all.



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China Unveils Electronic Trackers for Suspected Virus Carriers…


The Hong Kong government has announced it has 500 electronic monitoring tags ready to distribute to Hong Kong people placed under home quarantine upon returning to the SAR after having spent time in Hubei province, the epicenter of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

The government’s chief information officer, Victor Lam, unveiled the e-tag at a press briefing this afternoon, saying that any Hong Kong residents who have been to Hubei in the past 14 days must undergo home quarantine of 14 days, a measure the new electronic bracelets are meant to ensure.

The tag is paired to a person’s smartphone — using Bluetooth Low Energy, or BLE, technology — and is plugged into the mains at the wearer’s home.

If the person wearing the tag unplugs the phone and leaves the quarantine zone with it, or if the distance between the tag and the phone exceeds 20 meters, an alert will be sent to the Department of Health and the police.

The authorities will also get an alert if the tag is broken or removed. Anyone who violates the home quarantine order faces up to six months in jail and a fine of HK$5,000 (US$644).

Lam added that because of concerns about personal privacy, the e-tag will not collect any personal data, and the tags aren’t equipped with GPS. When asked by reporters how will they be able to find anyone who absconds, Lam said they will first try calling the person on their phone.

At the moment, 500 tags are ready to be handed out, and an additional 1,000 can be made available within two weeks if necessary.

The additional quarantine measures come after the authorities disclosed the city now has 15 confirmed cases of the little-understood and potentially fatal Wuhan coronavirus.

Also at today’s briefing was Undersecretary for Health Chui Tak-yi, who confirmed that the majority of the 97 places at the three current quarantine camps are already occupied, and officials are looking for additional sites. Other proposed sites have met with fierce resistance from nearby residents.

Chui said the government is working on turning the Sai Kung Outdoor Recreation Centre into a quarantine camp, and added that despite a weekend of protests in the area, they’re also moving ahead with plans to turn the Heritage Lodge near Mei Foo Sun Chuen Estate into the city’s fourth quarantine center.

Chui said the location of the lodge as a quarantine center was appropriate given that it’s not close to any apartments — being about a 10-minute walk away from the Mei Foo Sun Chuen Estate and the MTR station — and that the camps were just for people who are under quarantine but asymptomatic.



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Weinstein Attorney Questions Accuser's Psychiatric History; 'Private' Photos Of Harvey Shown To Jury…


The defense team for accused rapist Harvey Weinstein on Tuesday questioned accuser Jessica Mann about her psychiatric and emotional history, eliciting responses indicating that Mann had been diagnosed with panic disorder and disassociation, had previously engaged in self-injury and suicidal ideation, and was tested, but did not complete, an examination for borderline personality disorder.

Asked whether she had experienced “disassociation’ or “loss of touch” with reality, Mann said, “I never lost touch with reality. I do disconnect.”

The testimony came in the final minutes of Mann’s cross-examination this afternoon by Weinstein’s team during his trial in New York Supreme Court in Manhattan. At one point, when defense attorney Donna Rotunno asked Mann whether she’d experienced “paranoid thinking,” Mann said, “During the course of waiting for this trial a little bit.”

“Anger?,” asked Rotunno.

“Are you my psychiatrist?” shot Mann.

Today’s testimony involved allegations by Mann that on several occasions beginning in 2013, Weinstein raped her orally and vaginally in encounters that began with him demanding a massage at a suite at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills after the two had met there to discuss a possible role in the film Vampire Academy. Another assault, she charges, occurred the following year at a New York hotel when she was visiting the city with two friends.

Weinstein has maintained that all sexual encounters with all of his accusers have been consensual. If convicted, he faces life in prison.

The questions about Mann’s mental and emotional history followed an afternoon in which Mann was drilled by the defense about the dates and timeline of her sexual encounters and email exchanges with Weinstein. Earlier today, the defense hammered away at the “plethora” of seemingly friendly, even affectionate, emails exchange between Mann and Weinstein during the course of their five-year sexual relationship, ending in 2017, including repeated interactions following the 2013 and 2014 hotel incidents of alleged rape.

This afternoon, the defense played a recording of Mann’s 2014 consultation with a West Hollywood psychic — recorded on Mann’s phone — in which Mann, discussing her troubled relationship with a boyfriend named Eddie, told the psychic that as a hair stylist and actress in Hollywood she works with “scummy” people and “leeches” who she allows in her life only “to serve me in a good way.” She goes on to name Weinstein as a hair-styling client. “He’s been a part of my life and I can’t share that with people — he tries to cross boundaries in my life but I don’t allow him to.”

A much more explicit email exchange between Mann and a friend was presented into evidence today, in which Mann wrote to her friend what she’d like to say to her then-boyfriend Eddie: “I’m blowing a super-rich Hollywood producer who could ruin you.” Earlier today, an email exchange between Mann and Eddie was read into evidence in which Eddie seemingly blamed a “vindictive” Weinstein for getting him fired from a job.

The questioning about Mann’s psychiatric evaluation was the final testimony in Mann’s cross-examination. After she left the witness stand, the District Attorney presenting the case against Weinstein called onto the stand a photographer who works for the D.A.’s office and had recently photographed Weinstein.

The photos were shown to the jury – but not the courtroom at large or reporters. Mann had previously testified that Weinstein’s genital area was “scarred” as if from a burn, and that the alleged rapist was “deformed” to the point of appearing intersex and in need of injections to achieve an erection. Weinstein’s attorneys objected to the photos being shown to the jury, although neither side’s attorneys described the photos aloud.

Also testifying, briefly, today were executives from the Peninsula Beverly Hills and Montage hotels in Los Angeles to corroborate the dates in which Mann said Weinstein was booked at the hotels. Both execs testified that Weinstein usually checked into the hotels under the alias “Max Poster,” an apparent nod to Weinstein’s father Max and mother Miriam Postel Weinstein.

The trial will resume Wednesday morning, with the District Attorney expected to rest its case by end of day or early Thursday, after which Weinstein’s defense will immediately begin calling its own witnesses.



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With no winner declared on the night of the Democratic Iowa caucuses amid delays, the candidates still gave speeches.

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As U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders prepared to board a plane for New Hampshire, he told the Des Moines Register that he is “extremely disappointed” that the results of Monday’s Iowa caucuses have not been released.

“Obviously, I suspect I speak for all of the candidates, I am extremely disappointed by the inability of the Iowa Democratic Party to come up with the results in a timely manner. I don’t know why in 2020 it should take so much time,” Sanders said in a car at the Des Moines airport tarmac.

Iowa Democratic Party officials have said they would release partial results from Monday’s caucuses at 4 p.m. CST, amid critiques and confusion over the lack of any results data Monday night.

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U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders waves on the tarmac of the Des Moines International Airport before he boards a chartered plane to New Hampshire on Tuesday, Feb. 4. No winner is known the day after the Iowa caucus. (Photo: Nick Coltrain)

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Jeff Weaver, a Sanders’ senior adviser, told the Register that with internal results from about 60% of the state, Sanders was leading in first alignment popular votes, followed by former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

“That’s a pretty representative sample,” Weaver said.

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Sen. Collins will vote to acquit…


Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins, a key swing vote in President Trump’s impeachment trial, announced Tuesday she would vote to acquit on both articles of impeachment — noting that Democrats’ “abuse of power” charge “did not even attempt” to allege that Trump had committed a crime, and instead constituted a “difficult-to-define, non-criminal act.”

Even as she criticized Trump’s behavior as “flawed,” Collins further slammed House Democrats for delaying transmitting the articles of impeachment to the Senate for more than a month, saying the stalling and posturing undercut their arguments that the president was an imminent threat.

Last week, along with Utah GOP Sen. Mitt Romney, Collins had broken ranks with her fellow Republicans to vote in favor of additional witnesses in the Senate trial. Trump, who is now set to be overwhelmingly acquitted by the Senate on Wednesday, will deliver the annual State of the Union address before Congress Tuesday night amid record-high approval ratings.

Collins began her remarks on the Senate floor by observing the increasingly partisan nature of the impeachment process.

“For more than 200 years after our Constitution was adopted, only one president faced an impeachment trial before the United States Senate — that was Andrew Johnson in 1868,” she said. “But now, we are concluding our second impeachment trial in just 21 years.”

“We are concluding our second impeachment trial in just 21 years.”

— Maine GOP Sen. Susan Collins

Pointing to her vote to acquit President Bill Clinton during his impeachment trial in 1999, Collins said she has consistently believed that wrongdoing in office, even if proven, is not necessarily impeachable conduct.

“In the trial of President Clinton, I argued that in order to convict, ‘We must conclude from the evidence presented to us with no room for doubt that our Constitution will be injured and our democracy suffer should the president remain in office one moment more,'” Collins said. “The House Managers adopted a similar threshold when they argued that President Trump’s conduct is so dangerous that he ‘must not remain in power one moment longer.'”

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“In its first Article of Impeachment against President Trump, the House asserts that the President abused the power of his presidency,” Collins said. “While there are gaps in the record, some key facts are not disputed.  It is clear from the July 25, 2019, phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Zelensky that the investigation into the Bidens’ activities requested by President Trump was improper and demonstrated very poor judgment.”

However, Collins asserted, there was “conflicting evidence in the record” concerning Trump’s motivation for the request.

“The House Managers stated repeatedly that President Trump’s actions were motivated ‘solely’ for his own political gain in the 2020 campaign, yet the president’s attorneys argued that the President had sound public policy motivations, including a concern about widespread corruption in Ukraine,” Collins said. “Regardless, it was wrong for President Trump to mention former Vice President Biden on that phone call, and it was wrong for him to ask a foreign country to investigate a political rival.”

Trump’s conduct, though, did not constitute an impeachable “abuse of power” as Democrats had attempted to define the term, Collins argued.

“The House Judiciary Committee identified in its report crimes that it believed the president committed,” Collins said. “Article I, however, does not even attempt to assert that the President committed a crime.  I sought to reconcile this contradiction between the report and the Articles in a question I posed to the House Managers, but they failed to address that point in their response.

“While I do not believe that the conviction of a President requires a criminal act, the high bar for removal from office is perhaps even higher when the impeachment is for a difficult-to-define noncriminal act,” Collins said. “In any event, the House did little to support its assertion in Article I that the president ‘will remain a threat to national security and the Constitution if allowed to remain in office.'”

Therefore, Collins concluded, as with the Clinton trial, she would vote to acquit.

“I do not believe that the House has met its burden of showing that the president’s conduct – however flawed – warrants the extreme step of immediate removal from office,” Collins said.  Nor does the record support the assertion by the House Managers that the President must not remain in office one moment longer.  The fact that the House delayed transmitting the Articles of Impeachment to the Senate for 33 days undercuts this argument. For all of the reasons I have discussed, I will vote to acquit on Article I.”

DERSHOWITZ, IN TRUMP’S DEFENSE, ADVANCES LEGAL ARGUMENT AGAINST DEMS’ ‘UNCONSTITUTIONAL’ ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT

Concerning the “obstruction of Congress” charge against Trump, Collins began by characterizing the allegation as a “dispute over witnesses and documents between the legislative and executive branches.” As a general principle, Collins said, “an objection or privilege asserted by one party cannot be deemed invalid – let alone impeachable – simply because the opposing party disagrees with it.”

“Before the House even authorized its impeachment inquiry, it issued 23 subpoenas to current and former administration officials,” Collins said. “When the House and the President could not reach an accommodation, the House failed to compel testimony and document production. The House actually withdrew a subpoena seeking testimony from Dr. Charles Kupperman, a national security aide, once he went to court for guidance.  And the House chose not to issue a subpoena to John Bolton, the National Security Advisor whom the House has identified as the key witness.”

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, center, and Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., react to the final statement of House Democratic impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., as they speak to the media at the end of a day of an impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, center, and Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., react to the final statement of House Democratic impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., as they speak to the media at the end of a day of an impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Collins went on: “At a minimum, the House should have pursued the full extent of its own remedies before bringing impeachment charges, including by seeking the assistance of a neutral third party – the Judicial Branch. In making these choices, the House substituted its own political preference for speed over finality.  The House Managers described impeachment as a “last resort” for the Congress.  In this case, however, the House chose to skip the basic steps of judicial adjudication and instead leapt straight to impeachment as the first resort.

“Therefore, I will vote to acquit on Article II,” she said.

Collins’ remarks came a day after West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, a moderate in a pro-Trump state, strongly urged the Senate to consider censuring rather than voting to convict and remove the president.

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“Never before in the history of our Republic has there been a purely partisan impeachment vote of a president,” Manchin said. “Removing this president at this time would not only further divide our deeply divided nation, but also further poison our already-toxic political atmosphere.”

But he also strongly condemned Trump: “The president asked a foreign government to intervene in our upcoming election,” Manchin said. “He defied lawful subpoenas from the House of Representatives.”

Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, another closely watched swing vote, announced on the Senate floor Monday night that she “cannot vote to convict” Trump.

Murkowski, whose comments closed out a day of debate on the floor over the articles of impeachment, said the “Constitution provides for impeachment but does not demand it in all instances.” While most Republican senators are expected to vote to acquit Trump, Murkowski had been considered a possible vote against the president.

MANCHIN, SWING-VOTE DEM, URGES CENSURE OVER REMOVAL FOR TRUMP’S UKRAINE ACTIONS

In her floor speech, she said Trump’s “behavior was shameful and wrong” with Ukraine but argued against removing him from office, calling for voters to make a judgment in November’s election.

“The response to the president’s behavior is not to disenfranchise nearly 63 million Americans and remove him from the ballot,” she said. “The House could have pursued censure and not immediately jumped to the remedy of last resort.”

The Alaska senator added: “The voters will pronounce a verdict in nine months and we must trust their judgment.”

Fox News’ Andrew O’Reilly contributed to this report.



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