Ghislaine Maxwell: the woman accused of helping Jeffrey Epstein groom girls

The British socialite had a changing relationship with the disgraced financier who was found dead in his New York cell The death of Jeffrey Epstein over the weekend has put renewed focus on the British socialite and heiress Ghislaine Maxwell, who has been accused in civil court documents of conspiring with the disgraced financier to recruit and groom underage girls for sexual abuse. Maxwell, 57, the daughter of the late press baron Robert Maxwell, has repeatedly and vehemently denied allegations …

FBI and DoJ launch investigations into Jeffrey Epstein’s death

Investigations into Epsteins death to ask why he was taken off suicide watch as accusers express outrage Fallout from the death by apparent suicide of the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein in a New York City jail cell intensified on Sunday, as authorities in three separate jurisdictions opened investigations into the death and alleged victims expressed outrage at not being able to confront Epstein in court. Epstein, 66, was accused of sex trafficking crimes going back to the early 2000s involving …

‘People are afraid to be Hispanic’: Trump visits an angry, grieving El Paso

President faces protests as he spends day at sites of mass shootings in Texas and Dayton, Ohio Donald Trump arrived in El Paso, Texas, on Wednesday afternoon to pay tribute to the victims of one of the deadliest mass shootings in recent US history. But the president calls to stay away, as hundreds of residents gathered in the citys Washington Park, mere streets from the US-Mexico border, to denounce him.With much of Donald Trump, your racism, your hatred, your bigotry …

Ocasio-Cortez confronts McConnell over photo of men choking cutout of her

Online picture showed seven young men in Team Mitch shirts groping and choking cardboard cutout Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell after a picture on social media showed seven men in Team Mitch shirts appearing to grope and choke a cardboard cutout of the Democratic congresswoman, with the caption: Break me off a piece of that. In a message to McConnell on Twitter, Ocasio-Cortez wrote: These young men look like they work for you. Just wanted to clarify: are you paying …

What links a migrant child’s tragedy to Jeffrey Epstein’s downfall? Donald Trump

The media has focused on Epstein at the expense of the tale of Yaszmin Jurez, but the two stories share themes For the TV producer or the newsroom editor it must be, as they say, a no-brainer that the crimes of a billionaire convicted sex offender and each new revelation about his behavior, most recently his plans to testimony at a congressional hearing: Jurez described the death of her 19-month-old daughter, Mariee, after they were imprisoned by Ice at the …

Republicans block election security efforts despite Mueller’s warnings

Senators stand in way of multiple bills within 24 hours of former special counsels testimony on Russian threat Senate special counsel Robert Mueller warned that Russian election interference was happening as we sit here. Since Mueller left the witness stand on Wednesday, Republican senators said. And they expect to do it during the next campaign. The election security report is the first chapter of several volumes that the committee is expected to release in its investigation of Russian election interference. …

By punishing Iran, Trump risks a full-scale war between our two countries | Mohammad Khatami

The US president should resist the pressure from advisers and de-escalate explosive tensions in the Persian Gulf, says Mohammad Khatami, former president of Iran Twenty-one years ago, on my recommendation, the UN general assembly named 2001 the year of Syria and Iraq, and the depredations and war crimes still unfolding in nuclear programme became a test of the dialogue on peace. In order to build trust with the international community my administration sought dialogue, and after years of difficult and …

Pete Buttigieg: white supremacy could be the end of America

South Bend mayor says this is the only issue that almost ended this country amid controversy over Trumps racist remarks White supremacy could be the lurking issue that ends this country, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has said. He added: The entire American experiment is at stake. The mayor of South Bend, Indiana made the stark comments racist remarks about four Democratic congresswomen. That is the only issue that almost ended this country, Buttigieg said. Weve had a lot challenges …

Iran claims to have arrested 17 CIA spies

Tehran says some of the Iranians allegedly spying for US have been sentenced to death Seventeen Iranian nationals allegedly recruited by the CIA to spy on Irans nuclear and military sites have been arrested, Tehran said on Monday, adding that some of them had already been sentenced to death. The arrests took place over the past months and those taken into custody worked on sensitive sites in the countrys military and nuclear facilities, an Iranian intelligence official told a press …

I accused Donald Trump of sexual assault. Now I sleep with a loaded gun

Advice columnist E Jean Carroll on what happened after she told her story Miss Bingley greets you in the driveway to the house in upstate New York, surrounded by a tangle of knotted woodland. The Toyota Prius, named after the spiteful Caroline Bingley in Jane Austens Pride And Prejudice, is an appropriate place to start because without the car there would have been no road trip and without the road trip there would have been no reckoning with a list …