The Daily Populous

Saturday September 21st, 2019 evening edition

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Lawyers for President Trump argue that the president is immune from all criminal investigations in a new federal lawsuit seeking to block New York prosecutors from obtaining his tax returns.

Department of Justice guidelines say a president cannot be prosecuted while in office, as former special counsel Robert Mueller made clear.

But Trump’s personal attorneys are now going well beyond that by arguing that he also cannot be “investigated … or otherwise subjected to the criminal process.”.

Mueller also said in May that the DOJ “explicitly permits” the investigation of a sitting president.

Vance subpoenaed Trump’s tax returns as part of his investigation into Trump’s role in hush money payments made to porn star Stormy Daniels.

Vance previously subpoenaed the Trump Organization, but after Trump’s lawyers resisted, the DA issued a subpoena to Trump’s accounting firm, Mazars.

After Vance’s subpoena, Mazars said in a statement that it will “respect the legal process and fully comply with its legal obligations. »

Feeling blue: US woman treated by doctors after blood turned navy

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A 25-year-old woman has given new meaning to the expression after she turned up at a Rhode Island hospital with blood that had turned navy blue.

According to a paper in the New England Journal of Medicine, the woman told doctors that she had used a topical pain reliever for a toothache.

The woman told Warren she hadn’t used the entire bottle though it was apparent, Warren said, she’d “used a whole lot of it”. »

Twitter closes thousands of fake news accounts, including 4,302 Chinese accounts targeting Hong Kong protests

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Twitter also suspended a separate group of 4,258 accounts operating from the UAE, with messaging mainly targeting Qatar and Yemen.

Twitter identified 4,302 accounts based in China “attempting to sow discord about the protest movement in Hong Kong.”.

This follows the identification in August of more than 200,000 fake accounts in China engaged in fueling public discord in Hong Kong. »

Video showing hundreds of shackled, blindfolded prisoners in China is 'genuine'

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Online footage purporting to show hundreds of blindfolded and shackled prisoners in a mostly Muslim region of China is believed to be authentic, a European security source has told Sky News.

"It shows up to 600 prisoners being moved; they're shackled together, have shaved heads, are blindfolded and have their hands locked behind their backs.

Image: The video appears to show hundreds of blindfolded and shackled prisoners. »