The Daily Populous

Tuesday May 16th, 2023 day edition

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A former aide to former Trump attorney Rudolph Giuliani says he told her the ex-New York City mayor and then-president Donald Trump were offering to sell presidential pardons for $2 million apiece, according to court documents.

The former mayor replied that he was allowed to violate Fara and other US laws because “[he had] immunity”, according to the lawsuit.

She then states that Mr Giuliani asked her “if she knew anyone in need of a pardon” because he was “selling pardons for $2 million, which he and President Trump would split”.

“It’s going to cost $2 million — he’s going to want two million bucks,” he recalled the Giuliani associate as saying.

He also told the Times that he did not pursue a pardon through Mr Giuliani because he could not afford to pay him $2 million.

“Even if I had two million bucks, I wouldn’t spend it to recover a $700,000 pension,” he said.

“Mayor Giuliani’s lifetime of public service speaks for itself and he will pursue all available remedies and counterclaims,” he added. »

Rudy Giuliani sued for $10 million by former aide over alleged sexual assault

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She said Giuliani made clear that satisfying his sexual demands was an "absolute requirement" of her job.

Ted Goodman, a spokesperson for Giuliani, said the former New York City mayor "unequivocally denies the allegations raised by Ms. Dunphy.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani delivers remarks on the September 11 attacks during a news conference in New York, U.S., September 9, 2022. »

Argentina raises interest rate to 97% as it struggles to tackle inflation

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The Central Bank of Argentina raised its key interest rate Monday by six percentage points to 97% in an effort to tackle soaring inflation that has reached 30-year highs.

Central banks across the globe are struggling to rein in inflation, but it’s a particular problem in Argentina, where the annual inflation rate soared above 100% last month.

(By comparison, inflation hovers below 5% in the US, where the central bank has raised key interest rates by five percentage points over 14 months.). »

Guns, grenades and rocket launchers are among 13,500 weapons surrendered in Serbia

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Guns, grenades and rocket launchers are among 13,500 weapons surrendered in Serbia.

BELGRADE, Serbia — Authorities in Serbia on Sunday displayed stacks of guns and cartons of hand grenades from the thousands of weapons, including anti-tank rocket launchers, that they said people handed over since back-to-back mass shootings stunned the Balkan nation.

Serbia has tens of thousands of weapons brought in from the battlefields of the 1990's wars in the Balkans. »

Florida teacher says she is under investigation after showing 5th grade class Disney movie with gay character

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“I am the teacher that’s under investigation with the Florida Department of Education for indoctrination for showing a Disney movie,” she said.

In the video, Barbee explained she played the Disney movie to a class, which was only partially full after a day of standardized testing.

She also said she had previously-signed permission slips from all the parents, allowing the students to watch a movie rated PG. »