1 Iran Issues Arrest Warrant For President Trump
Iran is posting an arrest warrant for President Trump over the killing of General Qassem Soleimani . As you might recall, Soleimani was killed in a U.S. airport attack in Iraq in January, an attack that was authorized by Trump. Now, the President isn’t alone – arrest warrants have also been issued for more than 30 other Americans who were involved in plotting or carrying out the attack. The Iranian state news agency FARS called the killing an act of "terror." Brian Hook, America’s envoy to Iran described the move as a "propaganda stunt” and it would seem that Interpol would be inclined to agree. Iran wants the organization to assist in the ‘apprehension,’ but Interpol has declined saying in a statement its constitution forbids it to undertake "any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character.”
2 Russian Bounties On American Soldiers: What DID The White House Know?
The ‘they said/he said’ continues on Capitol Hill. A new report overnight says the White House DID know about the Russian bounty on American soldiers as early as March 2019. But the Trump administration won’t likely budge on the previous assertion that President Trump never knew. At a White House briefing, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany insisted that "alleged intelligence" fueled reports that Russia placed bounties on the heads of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. She told reporters that neither the President Trump nor Vice President Mike Pence were briefed on any such intelligence. She said there is no consensus within the intelligence community about the allegations. Either way, House Democrats believe the reports and are criticizing Trump for his "inaction" against Russia. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer says he’s deeply concerned about reports and if true, Schumer said consequences against Russia "must be swift, strong and unmistakable."
3 Bar And Restaurant Group Plans To Sue State Over Closure Order
An organization of Texas bar and nightclub owners is planning to sue the state over the closure of their businesses for a second time. On Friday, because of the recent increase in coronavirus cases, Gov. Greg Abbott ordered restaurants to cut back to 50-percent capacity, and all bars to close. The Texas Bar & Nightclub Alliance claims their businesses are being unfairly singled out because other businesses are allowed to stay open. The group plans to sue this week and to seek a temporary restraining order against the closure mandate.