Tag: American Democracy

Trump administration blocks testimony of central figure in impeachment inquiry

President Donald Trump with Gordon Sondland in 2018.

The waning of American Democracy and power in less than 3 years.  The moral bankruptcy of a Nation in full relief (ODT)

The Trump administration has blocked a planned deposition from Gordon Sondland, the US ambassador to the European Union and a central figure in the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, according to a statement by his lawyer.

Trump administration blocks testimony of central figure in impeachment inquiry

Trump suggests ‘bonus’ for gun-trained teachers, praises the NRA

President Donald Trump

Washington: President Donald Trump called for paying bonuses to teachers who carry guns in the classroom, embracing a controversial proposal to curb school shootings hours after offering a full-throated endorsement of the National Rifle Association.

Trump told state and local officials gathered at the White House on Thursday to discuss school safety that “you can’t hire enough security guards” and teachers could carry concealed weapons and “nobody would know who they are.” He said that teachers would go through “rigorous training” and could get “a little bit of a bonus.”

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