White House spokesman Josh Earnest said he had no information about Robert Cramer's 42 meetings with Obama but cautioned that it was highly unlikely that Creamer had “one-on-one” meetings with the president. Asked to describe Obama's relationship with Creamer, Earnest said, "I’m not sure that I can describe it, because, I’m not sure there is much of one.”
So you think Donald Trump is the biggest threat to world peace? And Barack Obama engineered America’s “pivot to Asia”? It was actually Hillary Clinton, emphasising the necessity of a “strategic turn” for the United States, who launched the pivot to Asia in an October 2011 article titled “America’s Pacific Century”. The tone was martial: “Our military is by far the strongest and our economy is by far the largest.”
CNBC's Bill Griffeth asks should we buy this dip... Tudor Jones replies - so ironically on this 29th anniversary of the Black Monday collapse in the US equity market - "we should see massive Federal Reserve and Government intervention in the FX and debt markets to stem what has unquestionably been a panic."Nothing ever changes!
"They are deploying all of the Northern fleet and much of the Baltic fleet in the largest surface deployment since the end of the Cold War," a NATO diplomat said on condition of anonymity. "This is not a friendly port call."
Iranian news sources close to the country’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, or IRGC, which has been handling prisoner swaps with the United States, reported on Tuesday that Iran expects “billions of dollars to release” those U.S. citizens still being detained.” “We should wait and see, the U.S. will offer … several billions of dollars to release” Siamak Namazi and his father Baquer, who was abducted by Iran after the United States paid Iran a $1.7 billion ransom.
"...we surely do not want to unnerve markets by saying anything that would suggest your Treasury Department would undo this modification after January 20. However, the combination of the questionable terms of the original Fed lending and failure to increase the effective stake of taxpayers as part of this deal means that we should avoid saying anything that would identify us with this move."
The California DOJ has launched a criminal probe into Wells Fargo on allegations of identity theft over its creation of millions of unauthorized accounts, according to a search warrant sent to the bank’s San Francisco headquarters this month. As Reuters adds, the AG warrant seeks to seize documents at Wells, and cites probable cause that felonies were committed at the bank.
"Trump represents what is likely to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bring real change to a government that is bloated and self-serving. Reasonable people can disagree on policies and priorities. But Trump is the bigger agent for change, if that’s what you think the country needs. I want voters to see that choice for what it is... And it isn’t a pink elephant. "