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Ivanka Trump Deposition Remarks ‘Highly Misleading,’ Says D.C. Attorney General

The attorney general for the District of Columbia has said an investigation into how money was spent for President Donald Trump’s 2017 inauguration is not “politically motivated” and Ivanka Trump’s comments to the contrary were “highly misleading.”



Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump are posing for a picture: President Donald Trump listens as his daughter Ivanka Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Kenosha Regional Airport on November 02, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Ivanka Trump gave a deposition to the D.C. attorney general's office this week.


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President Donald Trump listens as his daughter Ivanka Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Kenosha Regional Airport on November 02, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Ivanka Trump gave a deposition to the D.C. attorney general’s office this week.

Karl A. Racine, a Democrat, was responding to a claim made by the president’s daughter. She had posted on Twitter on Thursday about making a deposition to the attorney general’s office in relation to the probe.

His office sued the Presidential Inaugural Committee in January, alleging the nonprofit misspent more than $1 million raised by “grossly overpaying” the Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C.

“This week I spent 5+ hours

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Bannon lawyer quits fraud case after inflamatory remarks

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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam hails ‘timely and essential’ national security law in opening remarks at city’s legal week



diagram: Chief Executive Carrie Lam at the opening of Hong Kong Legal Week. Photo: Handout


Chief Executive Carrie Lam at the opening of Hong Kong Legal Week. Photo: Handout

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said the national security law Beijing imposed on the city in June was both “timely and essential” as it helped restore law and order.

Making the remarks on Monday at the opening of the Hong Kong Legal Week 2020, which is organised by the Department of Justice, the chief executive said the civil unrest that ripped through Hong Kong had undermined the respect for, and the public perception of, the rule of law, and exposed shortcomings in the government with regard to safeguarding national security.

China’s top legislative body, the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, unanimously approved the new law on June 30. It was adopted by the city’s government and took effect at 11pm the same day.

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Former principal apologizes for Holocaust remarks, asks to keep job

Former Spanish River High School Principal William Latson apologized for his 2018 comments about the Holocaust in a video posted Tuesday on YouTube. (Photo: YouTube)

PALM BEACH, Fla. — A former principal whose controversial Holocaust comments prompted national outrage apologized and asked to keep his job in a Florida public school system as a new vote on his fate nears.

Former high school principal William Latson said in an online video Tuesday that he is “not a Holocaust denier” and is “sorry that my comments caused people to think that.”

He appealed to school board members to let him keep his job in Florida’s Palm Beach County Public Schools, a position board members voted 4-3 to reinstate him to this month but are now weighing whether to rescind.

“When I wrote to a parent in 2018 that as an employee of Palm Beach County schools I could not state that

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