The Bank of England and London's bullion banks plan to begin releasing data on the amount of physical gold actually stored within the London gold vaulting system. Will this data provide anything meaningful? Probably not.
Concerns about a potential, and so far unsubstantiated, nuclear "incident", reportedly in the vicinity of the Arctic circle, spread in the past week after trace amounts of radioactive Iodine-131 of unknown origin were detected in January over large areas in Europe according to a report by a French nuclear watchdog.
A script advises callers to complain: "I'm honestly scared that a known racist and anti-Semite will be working just feet from the Oval Office... It is everyone’s business if a man who promoted white supremacy is serving as an adviser to the president."
Amid implicit acknowledgement of turmoil in The White House, Trump's Defense Secretary Jim Mattis reassured the world that the US military was "not in disarray", but was "holding the line" as government "sorts out the way ahead."
"When Donald Trump said that the mainstream media is 'the enemy of the American People', he was 100 percent correct. If our country is going to have a positive future, the immense power that these media corporations have over the general population must be broken."
On Saturday morning Vice President Mike Pence did his best to return to conventional foreign policy after he vowed that the United States will "hold Russia accountable." In an address to the Munich Security Conference, Pence assured European allies that the U.S. "strongly supports" NATO and will be "unwavering" in its commitment to trans-Atlantic institutions like NATO.
If you thought that yesterday's press conference was "ranty and ravey", it appears President Trump just turned the anti-'Fake news'-media amplifier up to '11', declaring CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS , The New York Times (but not The Washington Post?) as "enemies of the American people"...
"I am directing the Commissioner of CBP and the Director of ICE to immediately engage with the Governors of the States adjacent to the land border with Mexico ... to authorize qualified members of the state National Guard ... to perform the functions of an immigration officer in relation to the apprehension, investigation and detention of aliens in the United States."
“It’s no secret that the President and his team have been critical of CNN’s dishonest coverage of the President both during the campaign and since his inauguration, and it’s obvious their ratings have suffered as a result."