Nineteen U.S. Congressmen have drafted a letter demanding an investigation into the activity of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is spearheading the drive to contain or remove President Donald Trump from power, based on the absurd allegations that his election was the result of Russian operations directed by President Putin. The letter was addressed to Senator Chuck Grassley, Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, both Republicans. It represents the first official effort to challenge Mueller’s open-ended fishing expedition, which has expanded far beyond its original legal mandate, and has yet to produce a scrap of evidence implicating either Putin or Trump.
The bilateral meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin was certainly the most important event of the G20 summit that took place on July 7-8 in Hamburg, Germany. As Schiller Institute Chairwoman Helga Zepp-LaRouche pointed out in an article written just after the end of that summit, both Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his Russia counterpart Sergei Lavrov underscored the positive chemistry between the two heads of state.
On May 14-15 in Beijing, the Chinese government hosted the first international high-level conference specifically called to discuss the largest development project of all times, the Belt and Road Initiative, and its international ramifications. Over 130 nations were represented at the event, including 29 heads of state and government.