President Trump and the Justice Department urge a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court’s tax return subpoena. Friday, the DOJ filed an amicus brief in the closely watched case requesting the second circuit block the release of President Trump’s tax returns. It argued the request for personal documents of the president violates the principles of federalism and separation of powers between state and federal levels.
New York Police have made an arrest in connection with the deaths of four homeless men. Authorities recently announced Randy Rodriguez Santos has been charged with murder, attempted murder as well as unlawful possession of marijuana.
Former New York City mayor Rudolph W.L. Giuliani, who now leads President Donald Trump’s personal legal team, told One America News reporter Neil W. McCabe he is contemplating a massive federal lawsuit against the House of Representatives as an institution and individual Members of Congress. The suit would be filed on behalf of the president and would focus on the misconduct during both the Russian Collusion Hoax and the controversy over the president’s call with the leader of Ukraine. Here’s more.
Mexico’s foreign minister said gaining U.S. support for at least one of its immigration plans, is an important achievement.
Speaking to reporters at the conclusion of the UN General Assembly in New York Friday, the Mexican official said while the U.S. and Mexico have differences, it’s important to work on points of agreement.
Mexico has proposed several development projects to improve the central American economy, in an effort to reduce migration to the north
Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky recently met with United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres in New York. The two officials held talks on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly Thursday to bolster cooperation between Ukraine and international institutions.
Iran’s president said he would consider small changes to the 2015 nuclear deal if the U.S. lifts sanctions against the regime. On Tuesday, President Hassan Rouhani reportedly told the media in New York he may consider alterations to the deal with the U.S. and six other countries provided the Trump administration drops its extensive economic sanctions on Tehran.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently met with the president of Iraq to discuss the latest tensions in the Middle East. The two officials sat down Sunday ahead of the upcoming United Nations meetings in New York amid elevated concerns of rising Iranian influence in Iraq.
A New York court has set a February trial date for a congressman accused of insider trading. While appearing in court Thursday, Representative Chris Collins pleaded not guilty to a revised indictment claiming he committed securities fraud and lied to the FBI.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced he will not be attending the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly later this month. On Thursday, the embattled leader said the executive vice president and the foreign minister will be sent to New York in his place.