Зеленський хоче змінити Конституцію України і надати собі диктаторські повноваження

Зе-КонституціяПредставник президента Володимира Зеленського у Верховній Раді Руслан Стефанчук вважає, що Конституцію України потрібно змінити, а конституційну комісію відновити.

Стефанчук підкреслив, що Конституція точно буде змінена. Однак, поки що в ЗЕ-команді не в курсі, зміниться якась частина або повністю Конституція!?!?

Він також вказав, що робота конституційної комісії буде відновлена, тому що президент і влада повинні “задавати напрямок, а саме професіонали повинні формувати структуру і логіку”.

При зміні Конституції будуть звертати увагу на права і свободи людей, а не на повноваження Верховної Ради або президента, як це робилося раніше. Там маса декларативних прав, які абсолютно не мають ні механізму реалізації, ні механізму захисту цих прав. Це треба міняти, – сказав Стефанчук.

Раніше повідомлялося, що у Зеленського заявили про ймовірність правок до мовного закону.

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Зеленський покарав юриста, бо той публічно заявив, що Андрій Богдан потрапляє під люстрацію

Андрій БогданЗеленський виключив з міжнародної делегації, яка вирушить до Гааги, заступника міністра юстиції Сергія Пєтухова, який повинен був очолювати цю делегацію. Про це свідчить указ №400 на сайті АП.

Зе вирішив виключити Пєтухова зі складу делегації на дипломатичну сесію Гаазької конференції з міжнародного приватного права. Замість нього поїде український посол в Нідерландах Всеволод Ченцов.

Сергій Пєтухов публічно заявляв про те, що нинішній глава Адміністрації президента Андрій Богдан потрапляє під люстрацію. Відповідно, на посаді він перебуває незаконно.

Нагадаємо, у Порошенка вірять, що Пристайко призначать на посаду глави МЗС. Геращенко вважає, що міністра закордонних справ потрібно призначити якомога швидше.

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Бендер Давид Арахамія за гроші хвалив Порошенка, а тепер просить мільйон доларів у Зеленського

Давид АрахаміяДавид Арахамія, який балотується в парламент від партії “Слуга народу” заявив, що зможе перетворити 1 мільйон доларів в 10 мільйонів, а якщо цього не станеться, то він піде у відставку!?!?!

Він вважає українців ідіотами.

Давид хоче провести експеримент, для якого йому потрібен один мільйон доларів на рік. Він каже що буде їздити на світові виставки і знаходити інвесторів. Цим людям Давид планує продавати ідею України як країни, де є багато можливостей.

Він точно вважає українців ідіотами.

Раніше повідомлялося, що Давид Арахамія, який в списку партії “Слуга народу” йде під №4 ще після другого туру виборів президента влаштовував флешмоб на підтримку Петра Порошенка. На сторінці в соціальній мережі Арахамія пропонував писати пости на підтримку колишнього президента з хештегом #спасибіПОП. Давид вказав, що жив по сусідству з Петром Порошенко і бачив, у скільки той повертався додому, як багато сил і енергії вкладав в роботу. Кандидат в депутати від партії “Слуга народу” подякував Порошенку за те, що той не зрадив Україну в вирішальний момент.

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US Jobs Growth Slows Sharply

U.S. job growth slowed sharply in May and wages rose less than expected, suggesting the loss of momentum in economic activity was spreading to the labor market, which could increase calls for the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates this year.

The cool-off in hiring reported by the Labor Department on Friday was even before a recent escalation in trade tensions between the United States and two of its major trading partners, China and Mexico. Economists have warned that the trade fights could undermine the economy, which will celebrate 10 years of expansion next month, the longest on record.

The economy thus far has been largely resilient to the trade war with China. President Donald Trump in early May slapped additional tariffs of up to 25% on $200 billion of Chinese goods, which prompted retaliation by Beijing.

Last week, Trump said he would impose a tariff on all goods from Mexico in a bid to stem the tide of migrants across the U.S.-Mexican border. Talks are ongoing to prevent the duties from kicking in at 5% on June 10.

Nonfarm payrolls increased by 75,000 jobs last month, the government said in its closely watched employment report, falling below the roughly 100,000 needed per month to keep up with growth in the working-age population.

The economy created 75,000 fewer jobs in March and April than previously reported. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast payrolls rising by 185,000 jobs last month.

May’s disappointing job growth was flagged by a report on Wednesday from payrolls processing firm ADP showing the smallest gain in private payrolls in nine years last month. Another report this week showed a drop in online ads by businesses looking for help.

Last month’s slowdown in job gains, however, probably understates the health of the labor market as measures such as weekly applications for unemployment benefits and the Institute for Supply Management’s services employment gauge have suggested underlying strength.

Monthly wage growth remained moderate in May, with average hourly earnings increasing six cents, or 0.2% following a similar gain in April. That lowered the annual increase in wages to 3.1% from 3.2% in April. The average workweek was unchanged at 34.4 hours last month.

The moderation in wage gains, if sustained could cast doubts on the Fed’s optimism that inflation would return to the U.S. central bank’s 2% target. Financial markets are pricing in two rate cuts this year.

The tepid employment report added to soft data on consumer spending, business investment, manufacturing and homes sales in suggesting the economy was losing momentum in the second quarter following a temporary boost from exports, inventory accumulation and defense spending. Growth is cooling as the massive stimulus from last year’s tax cuts and spending increases fades.

The Atlanta Fed is forecasting gross domestic product rising at a 1.5% annualized rate in the second quarter. The economy grew at a 3.1% pace in the first quarter.

The unemployment rate remained near a 50-year low of 3.6% in May. The jobless rate was partly pushed down by workers dropping out of the labor force over the last four months.

Employment gains in May slowed across all sectors. Manufacturing payrolls increased by 3,000 last month.

Manufacturing employment will be watched closely for signs of the impact of the tariffs on the economy. Factory output has been weak and sentiment dropped to a 31-month low in May, with manufacturers worried mostly about the trade tensions. Employers in the construction sector hired 4,000 workers in May. Government payrolls fell by 15,000 jobs.

 

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Russia Says US Warship Nearly Caused Collision in E. China Sea

 Russia’s Pacific Fleet on Friday accused a U.S. warship of nearly causing a collision with a Russian military vessel in the East China Sea due to what it called dangerous maneuvering, Russian news agencies reported.

The Russian Navy was cited as saying that the USS Chancellorsville, a guided-missile cruiser, had come within just 50 meters of the Russian destroyer Admiral Vinogradov which had been forced to take emergency action to avoid a collision.

 

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As Tariff Threat Looms, US-Mexico Discuss Migration

U.S. and Mexican officials return to the negotiating table Friday to find a way to stem the flow of Central American migrants across the U.S. southern border that is threatening trade between the neighboring countries.

The United States pushed Mexico on Thursday to do more to curb the surge of Central American migrants headed north to the U.S., with President Donald Trump renewing his threat to impose a 5% tariff on imported goods from Mexico next week if no agreement is reached.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said that initial talks with Mexico this week were positive, but he said the U.S. wants Mexico to increase its efforts to curb the flow of thousands of migrants from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador looking for a better life in the U.S. and an escape from poverty and violence in their homelands.

“We welcomed the efforts of the Mexican officials to offer solutions to the crisis at our southern border, but we need Mexico to do more,” Pence said.

Tariff threat

Trump, in Europe for D-Day commemorative events, said the latest talks were being held “with the understanding that, if no agreement is reached, Tariffs at the 5% level will begin on Monday, with monthly increases as per schedule” that could push the taxes to 25 percent on an array of products by October.

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard held meetings with U.S. officials at the State Department, while other negotiators from both countries met at the White House.

“We’re not done yet,” Ebrard said. “I think we are advancing.”

The officials are discussing a deal calling for Mexico to sharply increase patrols of its border with Guatemala to curb migration, The Washington Post reported, with the deployment of 6,000 National Guard troops. The newspaper said Mexico and the U.S. could overhaul asylum rules throughout the region, requiring Central Americans to first seek refuge in Mexico rather than traveling through it to reach the U.S.

With such a plan in place, the United States could send Guatemala asylum seekers to Mexico, and those from Honduras and El Salvador to Guatemala.

Late Wednesday, Trump tweeted, “Progress is being made, but not nearly enough! The higher the Tariffs go, the higher the number of companies that will move back to the USA!”

He added Thursday in comments to reporters, “We’ve told Mexico the tariffs go on, and I mean it too.”

As Wednesday’s talks ended, Ebrard said, “What we want to avoid is the impact of the tariffs for the two economies, for the consumers, for the people of both countries.”

Hope for resolution

In Mexico City, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador reiterated his own optimistic position.

“We think that a deal will be reached because that’s the best for Mexico and the United States to maintain relations that are friendly … that there be communication and an understanding. The best thing is free trade … to not close us,” Lopez Obrador said.

U.S. authorities say more than 100,000 undocumented migrants, mostly from the three Central American countries, have crossed into the United States in recent months. The U.S. government announced Wednesday that in May 144,000 migrants were detained at the border, up 32% from April. It was the highest monthly figure in 13 years.

Some Republicans break with Trump

Some Republican lawmakers, normally close political allies of Trump, have said they will try to block the tariffs with legislation, which also would draw wide support from opposition Democrats. Numerous lawmakers fear rising consumer costs for Americans if the tariffs are imposed on Mexican goods, including cars and numerous food products exported to the U.S.

Trump said Republicans would be “foolish” to try to stop him from imposing the tariffs.

In his comments Thursday, Trump also revisited his criticism of congressional Democrats for what he says is their refusal to “fix the immigration laws.”

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US Authorities to Finally Check 2016 NC Poll Books for Hacking

More than two years after voter check-in software failed on Election Day in a North Carolina county, federal authorities will conduct a forensic analysis of electronic poll books for evidence of tampering by Russian military hackers. 

 

The Department of Homeland Security analysis of laptops used in Durham County is the first known federal probe of voting technology that malfunctioned during the 2016 election. 

 

State election officials had renewed their long-dormant request for the forensic exam based on the report by special counsel Robert Mueller on Russian election interference.  

  

Poll book provider VR Systems says that contrary to Mueller’s findings, it does not believe its network was infiltrated. 

 

The malfunction in heavily Democratic Durham County forced voters to use paper ballots and wait in line during extended voting hours.

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D-Day Aside, Trump Assails Targets Back Home

U.S. President Donald Trump, in Europe to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, took time Thursday to unleash new broadsides at political targets back home for their roles in investigating him, special counsel Robert Mueller and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Trump contended in a Fox News interview that Mueller made “such a fool” of himself last week when he delivered his first and only public statement on his 22-month investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and whether Trump, as president, obstructed justice by trying to thwart it. 

Mueller said that with the long-time Justice Department policy forbidding the filing of criminal charges against sitting presidents, “Charging the president with a crime was not an option we could consider.” Even so, Mueller said, “If we had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said that” and declined to exonerate him of obstruction allegations. Instead, Mueller said that prosecutors made no determination on whether charges were warranted.

Attorney General William Barr and then-Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had earlier decided charges were not warranted against Trump, with Barr saying that Mueller had assured him, as he wound up his investigation, that he was not saying that obstruction charges would have been warranted absent the Justice Department policy banning charges against a sitting president.

Trump noted that after Mueller made his public statement, the Justice Department and Mueller’s office clarified there was “no conflict” between their views. Trump claimed that Mueller had “to straighten out his testimony because his testimony was wrong.” Mueller has not testified before any Congressional committees about his report.

With Mueller declining to clear Trump of obstruction allegations, about a quarter of opposition Democrats in the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives have called for Trump’s impeachment or the start of an impeachment inquiry, which Trump says is unwarranted.

Pelosi has resisted calls to open an impeachment proceeding against Trump, preferring to continue wide-ranging House committee investigations of the obstruction allegations, Trump’s finances and other Trump administration policies during his 29-month presidency. 

But the political news site Politico reported that she told Democratic colleagues in a meeting this week, “I don’t want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison.” Pelosi has said she prefers to defeat Trump in the 2020election and then prosecute him for his alleged crimes once he is out of office.

“Nancy Pelosi, I call her Nervous Nancy,” Trump said, saying he does not care whether Democrats call Mueller to testify about his investigation. “Nancy Pelosi is a disaster, OK? Let her do what she wants. You know what, I think they’re in big trouble.” 

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IMF: US Trade Wars Are Risk to America’s Economy

The U.S. economy could be weakened by escalating trade wars or a sudden downturn in global financial markets, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warns.

In an annual review of the U.S. economy, the IMF said it was on a 2.6 percent growth track this year, greater than the 2.3 percent growth rate forecast in April.

But the report also said the U.S. economy appears to be increasingly vulnerable amid investor concern over America’s trade wars, noting they could trigger worsening global financial conditions.

The IMF criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration for efforts to remake global trade relationships through higher tariffs and said it was “especially important” to resolve the trade dispute with China.

The report said the U.S. economy has recovered from the financial crisis that began in 2008, but millions of Americans did not benefit from the recovery. Household income increased a meager 2.2 percent from the end of the last century, the report said, while the U.S. economy expanded 23 percent per capita during the same period.

“The poorest 40 percent of households have a level of net wealth that is lower today than it was in 1983,” the report said.

The report called on the Trump administration to avert an economic slowdown by adopting measures to cut public and corporate debt and address inequality.

On Wednesday, the IMF warned the U.S.-China trade war could cut world economic growth next year.

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said Trump’s threat to tax all trade between the two countries would shrink the global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by one-half-of-one percent.

“This amounts to a loss of about about $455 billion, larger than the size of South Africa’s economy,” Lagarde said in a briefing note for the Group of Twenty (G-20), a collection of the world’s largest advanced and emerging economies. “These are self-inflicted wounds that must be avoided… by removing the recently implemented trade barriers and by avoiding further barriers in whatever form,” she added.

The warning came as G-20 finance ministers and central bankers prepare to meet in Japan later this month. They will gather just weeks after U.S.-China talks collapsed amid claims of broken promises and another round of punishing tariffs.

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Insys, Maker of Fentanyl Spray, to Pay $225 Million Settlement

Insys Therapeutics Inc. agreed to pay $225 million and an operating unit will plead guilty to fraud to settle probes into their payment of kickbacks to induce doctors to prescribe highly addictive opioids, the U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday.

Prosecutors said Insys used kickbacks and other illegal marketing practices to boost sales of Subsys, an under-the-tongue spray meant to treat pain in adult cancer patients and which contains fentanyl, an opioid 100 times stronger than morphine.

The settlement followed the May 2 conviction by a federal jury in Boston of five former Insys executives, including founder and former billionaire John Kapoor, of racketeering charges for contributing to the nation’s opioid epidemic.

Wednesday’s settlement calls for the operating unit, Insys Pharma, to plead guilty to five mail fraud counts.

​Profits over health

The Chandler, Arizona-based company will pay a $2 million fine, forfeit $28 million, and pay $195 million to settle charges it defrauded the government under the False Claims Act.

“For years, Insys engaged in prolonged, illegal conduct that prioritized its profits over the health of the thousands of patients who relied on it,” U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling in Massachusetts said. “Today, the company is being held responsible.”

Insys did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The company has been exploring whether to divest its Subsys business, and had on May 10 said the probes could prompt it to seek bankruptcy protection. Insys’ share price has fallen 93% since late August.

Bribes and kickbacks

Prosecutors accused Insys of having from August 2012 to June 2015 used sham “speaker programs” as a means to pay bribes and kickbacks to doctors, who would then prescribe Subsys to more patients and in increased dosages, often with no medical need.

The Kapoor case marked a rare effort by prosecutors to hold individual executives responsible for the opioid epidemic.

Opioids, including prescription painkillers and heroin, were involved in a record 47,600 U.S. overdose deaths in 2017, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said.

Other lawsuits

Most U.S. states have sued Purdue Pharma LP, the maker of OxyContin, and several have sued members of its controlling Sackler family.

In April, meanwhile, Rochester Drug Co-operative Inc. in New York became the first large drug distributor to face federal felony charges for making the opioid epidemic worse. It agreed to pay a $20 million fine to settle.

Several other former Insys officials have admitted guilt related to Subsys. One, former Chief Executive Michael Babich, testified for the prosecution at Kapoor’s trial.

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