As for hurricanes,
County sets another debris removal deadline
Meanwhile, up in the great white cuckoo's nest, where the Republicans and President Trump are trying and convicting the FBI for treason visa vie trying to throw the 2016 election to Hillary Clinton, and the FBI and special prosecutor Robert Mueller are investigating whether Trump and his cronies and Russia threw the 2016 election to Trump, perhaps the greatest threat is someone who is not looking too terribly thrilled over the whole wide world knowing Trump was fucking a porn star after his wife gave birth to his son.
Melania Trump is not in Davos today. She was planning to go — her office had already announced that she would be there to “support the president” as he hobnobs with the global elites at the World Economic Forum. But the first lady is staying in Washington for what her office opaquely calls “scheduling and logistical reasons.” What happened?
Well, one thing that happened was the disclosure that Donald Trump’s lawyer arranged a $130,000 payment to a porn star, reportedly to keep quiet about her decade-ago affair with Trump.
In the swirl of news over the last week, Melania’s defection — which was announced on the couple’s 13th wedding anniversary — didn’t get much public attention. (Yahoo News White House correspondent Hunter Walker asked the White House how the Trumps celebrated, but got no answer.) To the many rules that Mrs. Trump’s husband has rewritten in the past two years, add one more — that the public will always care how a politician’s wife reacts to news of his infidelities ...
There has been, to be sure, much speculation about the Trump marriage: The way he left her behind when the couple arrived at the White House on Inauguration Day; how her smile turned to a frown during the ceremony; how she didn’t move to the White House for months, and swatted his hand away when he reached for hers on a tarmac; and, most recently, how the photo she chose to tweet on the first anniversary of his taking office was of herself not with her husband but with the military escort who accompanied her to her seat.
Pearl Harbor lookout
Meanwhile, it looks to this ex-fake Alabama lawyer that Trump's true lies lawyers are having themselves a fine time, for which I hope they are being well paid, in cash - instead of with tweets, IOUs, political appointments and campaign promises.
Trump lawyer backtracks on President's promise to testify under oath to Russia probe, claiming he 'spoke hurriedly'Chris Baynes,The Independent 1/25/2018
Donald Trump's lawyer appeared to backtrack on the US President's claim that he would be willing to be interviewed "under oath" by Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.
Ty Cobb said Mr Trump “spoke hurriedly" and only intended to say that he would be willing to meet with special counsel.
The US leader had earlier appeared to end months of speculation about whether he would submit to questioning from Mr Mueller as part of the probe that he has repeatedly called a “witch hunt”.
“I’m looking forward to it, actually,” he told reporters at the White House. “I would do it under oath.”
He added that he would like "to do it as soon as possible".
Mr Cobb, the White House lawyer leading the response to the investigation, later insisted that Mr Trump had been speaking "hurriedly" during an impromptu exchange before departing for the World Economic Forum at the Swiss resort of Davos.
“He’s ready to meet with them, but he’ll be guided by the advice of his personal counsel,” Mr Cobb told the New York Times.
The President’s show of eagerness to speak to the special counsel could put his lawyers in a difficult position, legal analyst Michael Zeldin told CNN.
“Mueller should say to Ty Cobb and [Mr Trump’s personal lawyer] John Dowd, ‘Good, your client is all ready to go, we are all ready to go, let’s do it in the Map Room on Tuesday with a court reporter and we will settle this thing,'" he said.
Mr Zeldin, who once worked for Mr Mueller at the Justice Department, added: “I think that the unscripted appearance of the President talking about this has to make his lawyers a bit nuts because it’s very hard to walk this back.”
Earlier this week it emerged that senior US intelligence officers including CIA Director Mike Pompeo had been questioned by the special counsel’s team about whether Mr Trump tried to obstruct justice in the Russia probe.
The Kremlin has denied conclusions drawn by US intelligence agencies that Moscow interfered in the election campaign using hacking and propaganda to try to tilt the race in the Republican’s favour.