The Daily Populous

Sunday December 16th, 2018 morning edition

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Former chief White House ethics lawyer Richard Painter believes President Donald Trump won’t be able to outrun the increasing slate of legal challenges currently leveled against him.

To that end, Painter said, President Trump should just cut his losses, plead out and resign.

Appearing on AM Joy on MSNBC on Saturday morning, Painter argued that Trump had clearly broken the law by way of foreign spending at his family’s Washington, D.C. hotel.

And they’ve come up with a convoluted opinion that explains away the clear terms of the lease.

Painter then noted that his own organization, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, has filed litigation over the emoluments issue.

The one-time Bush White House ethics czar then counseled the 45th president on what he thinks he should do next:.

I really do believe it’s time for President Trump to work out a plea deal, resign the presidency, take lower charges and let this country move on. »

Professor who knew Bill Gates as a student at Harvard: He was the smartest person I've ever met

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Getty Images / Emmanuel Dunand As a student at Harvard in the 1970s, Bill Gates impressed more than one faculty member with his mathematical brilliance.

The story serves as a reminder that the wealthiest and most successful people among us may have been exceptional from the start.

He had moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico to run a small company writing code for microprocessors, of all things. »

The story behind Netflix’s $100 million ‘Friends’ deal

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Easy: You tell Netflix you’re going to take it away, and see how much they pay.

Which is what Netflix is going to pay AT&T* for the right to stream “Friends” next year.

NBCU execs say Netflix has told them “The Office” generates more viewing hours than anything else on the service. »

Shakira charged with tax evasion in Spain

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Spanish prosecutors have charged the Colombian singer and philanthropist Shakira with tax evasion, alleging she avoided €14.5m (£13m) in taxes by claiming to live in the Bahamas while actually resident in Catalonia.

Shakira changed residences in 2015 from the Bahamas to Barcelona, where she lives with her partner, the Barcelona footballer Gerard Piqué, and the couple’s two sons.

But prosecutors allege that she was already living in the Catalan capital between 2012 and 2014, and should have paid tax on her worldwide income for those years in Spain. »

Increased push for free movement between Canada, U.K., Australia, New Zealand

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Even though he didn’t win the party leadership himself, O’Toole said Conservative leader Andrew Scheer has expressed interest in the idea.

Skinner admitted the movement has received support from only a few Canadian Liberal MPs and very little from the NDP.

He said he thinks CANZUK will attract young voters to the party because of its promise of freer movement. »