The questioning of Mr. Trump and two of his adult children as part of the attorney general’s civil investigation will begin July 15 unless New York’s highest court decides to intercede in the case.
Donald J. Trump and two of his adult children have agreed to be questioned under oath in mid-July by lawyers from the New York State attorney general’s office, unless the state’s highest court intervenes.The agreement, filed Wednesday in New York State Supreme Court, says that Mr. Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump have agreed to appear for testimony that will begin on Friday, July 15, and end the following week.
The questioning will come as the state attorney general, Letitia James, concludes the final phase of her investigation into Mr. Trump and the business practices of his company, The Trump Organization. The agreement follows a number of legal setbacks for the former president, whose lawyers had fought the attorney general for months, hoping to avoid questioning.Wednesday’s agreement was filed two weeks after a state appeals court ruled to allow the questioning. The court rejected arguments from Mr. Trump’s lawyers that Ms. James’s civil investigation was politically motivated, and that she should be barred from questioning Mr. Trump under oath while he was also under criminal investigation for some of the same business practices.
Alina Habba, a lawyer for Mr. Trump, said soon after that ruling that she would appeal the matter to the Court of Appeals. It is unclear whether the Court will agree to hear the case, but if it does, the three Trump family members may still have a hope of avoiding the interviews.
Another of Mr. Trump’s adult children, Eric Trump, was questioned under oath in October 2020, and invoked his right against self-incrimination in response to more than 500 questions. While Mr. Trump and the two children could decline to answer questions for the same reason, doing so could harm them in Ms. James’s inquiry. In a criminal case, jurors cannot infer anything from a defendant’s refusal to testify, but that does not hold true for civil cases.
Mr James Heappey, the United Kingdom (united kingdom) Minister for military, has arrived in Ghana as part of a 3-united states of america visit to West Africa.
A declaration issued by means of the British high commission and copied to the Ghana news organisation said the Minister might visit each Accra and Tamale in Ghana after which tour to Togo and the Ivory Coast.It stated the Minister’s time in West Africa highlighted the UK’s dedication to the long-lasting defence and security partnership with the vicinity.The assertion referred to that Mr Heappey arrived in Ghana as leaders from across the Commonwealth came together in Kigali, Rwanda for the Commonwealth Heads of presidency assembly, which includes united kingdom prime Minister Boris Johnson.It said the UK might now surrender as Chair-in-workplace to Rwanda.
It stated as Chair-in-workplace, the UK delivered extra than £500 million of tasks and programmes in help of a fairer, wealthy, more sustainable and extra at ease destiny.Speaking after he arrived in Ghana, Mr Heappey stated: “the United Kingdom has a firmly international outlook and we realize that settled safety comes from mutual help and dedication.“at some point of my engagements here, i will update depended on companions on what the UK is doing and what extra we would do to co-perform and tackle shared threats to our safety and prosperity.”
The announcement stated at some stage in his visit to Accra, the Minister awarded Lt Commander Priscilla Ami Dogbeda Dzokoto the Dartmouth medal for finishing her preliminary naval schooling at the Britannia Royal Naval college in Dartmouth within the united kingdom in 2013.
Madam Vicky Ford, the United Kingdom Minister for Africa, has announced a successful deal between the UK and Ghana that will see some 70 armoured Husky vehicles deployed to Northern Ghana to ensure the safety of vulnerable communities.
A statement issued by the UK High Commission in Accra and copied to the Ghana News Agency said Madam Ford had arrived in Accra following the success of the first UK-Ghana Business Council (UKGBC) held in-person since 2019.
It said the Council was held in the UK Government’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office in the heart of London with the senior Government of Ghana delegation led by Mr Alan Kyerematen, Ghana’s Minister for Trade and Industry.
It said arriving in Ghana for the second time in 2022, Madam Ford’s visit signals the importance the UK places on the deep and broad bilateral partnership.
It said with almost a billion dollars’ worth of trade between Ghana and the UK, the British Government was committed to growing this by the end of 2024.
Following her arrival at Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Madam Ford said: “It is fantastic to be back in Ghana, to continue the conversations, decisions and opportunities discussed both at UK-Ghana Business Council and during my visit in February.”
It’s also been fantastic to meet colleagues from the African Development Bank in-person for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I am proud to use my visit to announce a successful deal between our nations that will see 70 armoured Husky vehicles deployed to Northern Ghana to ensure the safety of vulnerable communities.”
The statement noted that the UK Minister for Africa would attend the African Development Bank’s meeting of Governors where she was expected to sign a climate finance deal worth up to $2 billion.
It said announced at COP26, at least half of the ‘Room to Run’ guarantee would unlock support for countries across the Continent to manage the impacts of climate change.
It said the signing honours the global commitments made at COP26 by leaders from around the world including President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Welcoming Madam Ford to Accra for the second time in 2022, Madam Harriet Thompson, the British High Commissioner to Ghana, said: “Ghana is a beacon of security, stability and democracy in a troubled region.”
“Its role in ECOWAS and membership of the UN Security Council means that Ghana has a vital role in safeguarding democratic principles and defending freedoms across West Africa and beyond.
“We strongly support Ghana’s leadership in this.
Our partnership in recent times includes the fight against the impact of climate change and, of course, global health security.
She said Madam Ford’s return to Ghana would reinforce this partnership through the signing of a climate finance deal, to ensure the safety of vulnerable communities.
The statement said Madam Ford would pay tribute to the enduring UK-Ghana security and defence partnership, announcing the completion of a deal between the nations that would see 70 armoured Husky vehicles arrive in Ghana.
It said the vehicles would be used to bolster security along the country’s Northern border, protecting communities from the threat of extremists inciting violence across the border.
It said linked to the deal, worth more than $10 million, the UK armed forces would provide training for Ghanaian troops, including training of Ghanaian instructors to teach the operation and daily maintenance of the vehicles.
The statement recalled that Madam Ford last visited Ghana in February 2022 as Russia unlawfully invaded Ukraine.It said during this visit the Minister met with Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and held meetings with like-minded partners in Accra including ambassadors from the American Embassy, the French Embassy, and Kenya High Commissioner to Ghana, Eliphas Barine and Mr Kwabena Osei-Danquah, former United Nations General Assembly Chef de Cabinet.
It said during her previous trip, the Minister also visited the West Africa Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP), based at the University of Ghana.It said now, with vital UK-backing, the centre was supporting the country and the region on COVID-19 genome sequencing.
The statement said Madam Ford also met the scientists working on antimalarial drug resistance and new malaria vaccines in partnership with UK research institutions including Edinburgh University, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Francis Crick Institute.
The authorities’s national low-priced housing venture is on course, Dr Freda Prempeh, a Minister of nation in charge of Works and Housing has stated.She defined her ministry become finalising strategies of securing land banks throughout the u . S . A . For the implementation of the challenge, pronouncing paper works and documentation at the lands have been progressing.
Dr Prempeh emphasized government had prioritised the low-cost housing undertaking to offer accommodation for public and civil servants, explaining the Ministry had additionally rolled out a district-wide housing scheme.
The Minister stated this while she inspected 23-acre government-invested land earmarked for the housing project at Nanketewa in the Sunyani Municipality.Accompanied by using Madam Justina Owusu-Banehene, the Bono nearby Minister, and some key staff of the Ministry, Dr Prempeh also inspected a 100-acre land secured by the Social protection and countrywide coverage trust (SSNIT) within the Municipality.
She expressed hobby inside the SSNIT land placed at Baakoniaba, a Sunyani suburb, and brought the Ministry would talk with the consider and acquire portions of the land to commence the development of the housing units inside the Municipality.Dr. (Mrs.) Prempeh indicated traders have been ever-ready for the housing task but regretted land litigations in parts of the country of a impeded the Ministry’s efforts in acquiring the required amount of lands for the mission.
some streets in Accra got flooded after Wednesday morning’s downpour, holding vehicular and human movements for hours.
The situation became scary and caused the Ablekuma Central Municipal Assembly to move in to sensitise residents on ways of preventing and controlling floods amid the rains.
The downpour, which lasted for about seven hours, caused the road in front of Takoradi Station at Kaneshie to flood.
The flood prevented vehicles and commuters from moving as people, mainly traders, were seen running for cover, a few, carrying some wares.
Similarly, some inner streets at Abossey Okine were also flooded, with some vehicles grounded and a few spare parts carried away by floodwaters.
Some houses at Mamprobi were also flooded with some people seeking shelter with relatives on storey buildings and higher ground.
Also at Jamestown, pockets of the floodwaters took over some streets, including the main street opposite the entrance of the Ghana Fire Service Training School.
The frontage of the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum on the Atta Mills High Street was also flooded.
Madam Christian Ohenewaa Kwadey, Municipal Information Officer, Ablekuma Central Municipal Assembly, together with officials of NADMO and Environmental Health Directorate, cautioned the resident to refrain from dumping refuse in gutters to prevent flooding.
During their flood prevention and control campaign, which coincided with the downpour, she said, they had started the exercise two months ago and that the Assembly would soon prosecute offenders of the sanitation law.
Madam Kwadey said though the Assembly was working on the drainage system, there was the need for residents to change their attitude towards refuse management.
Donald Trump’s legal team wants to void a contempt ruling and $10,000-per-day fine against the former president over a subpoena for documents related to a New York civil investigation into his business dealings, saying they’ve conducted a detailed search for the relevant files.
A new, 66-page court filing dated Friday describes Trump’s lawyers’ efforts to produce documents sought by New York Attorney General Letitia James’s office, which is probing whether Trump may have misstated the value of assets like skyscrapers and golf courses on financial statements for over a decade.Trump has called the investigation a political witch hunt and recently called James, who is Black, “racist” and said the courts were “biased, unyielding, and totally unfair.”
Last week, a New York appellate judge rejected his bid to suspend the fine while Trump appeals the decision.In the recent court filing, Trump attorney Alina Habba said the responses to the subpoena were complete and correct and that no relevant documents or information were withheld.
Habba conducted searches of Trump’s offices and private quarters at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, and his residence in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, according to the filing, but didn’t find any relevant documents that hadn’t already been produced. The filing also detailed searches of other locations including file cabinets and storage areas at the Trump Organization’s offices in New York.In a separate sworn affidavit included with the filing, Trump stated there aren’t any relevant documents that haven’t already been produced.
He added that he owns two cellphones: an iPhone for personal use that he submitted in March to be searched as part of the subpoena, then submitted again in May; plus a second phone he was recently given that’s only used to post on Truth Social, the social media network he started after his ban from Twitter, Facebook and other platforms.
In a previous court ruling, Habba called the contempt ruling and fine “unconscionable and indefensible.”
The California Court of Appeal, Fourth District’s recent opinion in Falcon Brands, Inc. v. Mousavi & Lee, LLP, No. G059477, 2022 WL 246851 (Cal. Ct. App. Jan. 27, 2022) addressed this topic. That matter arose out of Amy Mousavi’s client, Nick Honard, being terminated by Falcon Brands, Inc. and Coastal Harvest II, LLC (collectively Falcon), a cannabis distributor. On October 8, 2019, Mousavi e-mailed a letter to Falcon’s counsel that summarized Honard’s employment claims and then itemized eleven allegedly illegal activities engaged in by Falcon, which included violations of California employment laws or Bureau of Cannabis Control (“BCC”) regulations, as well as alleging bribery of a deputy district attorney.
Mousavi then offered to settle Honard’s claims for $490,000. She required a response to her demand by the next day or else she would file a complaint and notify Falcon’s planned merger partner, Harvest Health and Recreation, Inc. (Harvest), about the complaint against Falcon, which would matter because Harvest would remain liable as the surviving corporation after any merger.After Falcon’s counsel responded, Mousavi, in an October 9 email and telephone call, again stated that she would be notifying Harvest of Honard’s claims and Falcon’s violation of various cannabis statutes and regulations before filing the complaint.
On Friday, October 11, Mousavi sent another e-mail to Falcon’s counsel: “I have put the attorneys for [Harvest] on notice about Mr. Honard’s claim for wages, without disclosing other issues mentioned in my letter of October 8, 2019. However, Harvest has requested that I forward the demand letters I have sent you. I am planning to e-mail those letters on Tuesday. Please call me if you have any questions. Thanks.”The parties failed to reach a settlement. On January 31, 2020, Mousavi filed Honard’s complaint against Falcon. The complaint alleged that Falcon engaged in specific illegal activities, but he did not affirmatively link those acts to either his wrongful termination or the non-payment of his commissions, salary, or expenses.
Falcon filed a cross-complaint against Mousavi and her law firm, Mousavi & Lee, LLP, for, among other things, civil extortion based on Mousavi threat to report Falcon’s alleged criminal acts to Harvest unless Falcon paid $490,000 to settle Honard’s claims against it. The trial court granted Mousavi’s motion to strike.On appeal, the Fourth District found that the October 8 email, “standing alone” did not cross the line by referencing state law violations within its demand. The Court found that the email was a “close call when considered by itself”; it contained an implicit threat by listing Falcon’s crimes but did not link them to her settlement demands.
The Minister of Health, Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, has appealed to the World Health Organisation (WHO) to assist Ghana to curb a probable outbreak of monkeypox.The Minister also requested for a budgetary support for the relocation of the UN Hospital at Burma Camp to a more accessible place.Mr Agyemang-Manu said this when he paid a courtesy call to the WHO Director General in his office in Geneva.
The Minister commended WHO for supporting the country with COVID-19 vaccines and requested that Ghana be considered for inclusion in the St. Jude Initiative on childhood cancers, as well as an expanded cancer programme.He congratulated the WHO DG on his re-election and assured him of Ghana’s continued support in his next term of office.
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization, also pledged the Organisation’s continued support to Ghana to achieve substantial growth in the health sector.Dr. Ghebreyesus praised Ghana for fighting COVID-19 very well and other excellent achievements in the health sector, which he attributed to solid administration and leadership.
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Dr George Akuffo Dampare, has entreated members of the public to forgo the past and reignite their hope in the Police Service.
According to the IGP, the ill-conduct of some of its personnel have left a bad name for the Service and such thoughts continue to linger in the minds of Ghanaians.
Speaking at an induction ceremony of some newly registered pharmacists in Accra, he noted that the Service under his outfit is making efforts to reverse the ill-reputation.
“We are pleading with you, let go of our past and let us be. We understand we lost your trust, we lost your confidence and your respect, but we are going to bring them back.”
“So please, don’t continue to judge us by our past and by extension even insult us because this is the police we all have as a nation,” he added.
n September 2021, a police officer was arrested by the Kintampo Divisional Police Command for allegedly stealing a motorbike and other items belonging to the Ghana Police Service.
In January this year, four security personnel were arrested in Bole for stealing during an operation at Koundanlgou. They were interdicted.
But in his delivery, Dr George Akuffo Dampare noted that the current administration has identified the shortfalls and is making efforts to rectify them.
He urged Ghanaians to throw their weight behind the Service in its quest to be the best institution in the country rather than chastise them as such comments would go a long way to demoralize good officers.
We have done several introspections, and we know where the problems are. That is why we can convince ourselves that we are the best institution. So bear with us and encourage us because if you have a child, and you don’t speak good about the child, the child will not turn out to be good.”
“So irrespective of how painful our past historical issues have been, if you want to be biblical, we say we have been born again.”