Ex-Trump aide Bolton says North Korea’s Kim laughing at US president

first_imgTopics : ‘Last straw’ “The Room Where it Happened” is Bolton’s portrait of 17 months up close with Trump until he was fired last September.In his interview, Bolton said he had resigned, noting that the “last straw” for him was when Trump invited the Taliban to Camp David during Afghan peace negotiations.Bolton’s book, which Trump describes as “fiction,” describes the president “pleading” with Chinese President Xi Jinping during trade negotiations to boost the US president’s chances of re-election.Moreover, Bolton backs up the allegations at the center of Trump’s impeachment last year that he pressured Ukraine to dig up dirt to weaken Biden’s presidential bid.Both Republican and Democratic lawmakers have criticized Bolton for publishing his book, saying he should have instead come forward during the impeachment process.The House Intelligence Committee Chairman, Democrat Adam Schiff, told NBC’s “Meet the Press” earlier Sunday that Bolton “indicts himself, for cowardice and for greed” by making his accusations in a book instead of testifying in front of the impeachment hearings.Republican senator Tim Scott told ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday that he also wished Bolton “would have come into the House under oath and testified.” Former US national security advisor John Bolton said Sunday he thinks North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “gets a huge laugh” over US counterpart Donald Trump’s perception of their relationship.Bolton spoke to ABC News for his first interview ahead of the Tuesday release of his tell-all book, which contains many damning allegations against Trump.When journalist Martha Raddatz asked if Trump “really believes Kim Jong Un loves him,” Bolton replied he could see no other explanation. “I think Kim Jong Un gets a huge laugh out of this,” Bolton said. “These letters that the president has shown to the press… are written by some functionary in the North Korean Workers Party agitprop office.”And yet, the president has looked at them as evidence of this deep friendship,” he said, adding that friendship does not amount to international diplomacy.Bolton also said he does not consider Trump to be fit for office and hopes he is a one-term president.”I hope [history] will remember him as a one-term president who didn’t plunge the country irretrievably into a downward spiral we can’t recall from. We can get over one term,” he said. Bolton added that he will vote for neither Trump nor Democrat Joe Biden in the November presidential elections. Instead, he will “figure out a conservative Republican to write in” on the ballot.Trump’s administration had sought to halt publication of Bolton’s book, but a US judge refused Saturday to block its release, saying it was too late for a restraining order.last_img read more

Impeccable finish and location an appeal to buyers at auction

first_imgInside 18 Carroll St, Bardon.There is a self-contained studio option on the lower level.The home has been renovated with fresh colours, bespoke cabinetry and carpentry and attention to detail, including polished floors, french doors, authentic cornices and a stunning galley kitchen featuring stylish benchtops.Mr Dixon said the Carroll St pad was within the desired catchment zone for Rainworth State School and Kelvin Grove College.The Brisbane CBD is only 7km away, Mr Dixon noted. 18 Carroll St, Bardon.This three-bedroom, two-bathroom home was bought by a local couple at auction for $840,000.The home at 18 Carroll St, Bardon, went to auction on August 26 and was marketed as a “gorgeous renovated home on a generous parcel of land in a prized street location in inner Bardon”.Dixon Family Estate Agents – Toowong selling agent Jack Dixon said there were four registered bidders keen on the three-bedroom, two-bathroom home, and bidding kicked off at $780,000.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019The two-level home was beautifully renovated, a feature which Mr Dixon said was a drawcard to the property, on a 529sq m block.last_img read more

Cardiff Devils hit back to move six points clear at Elite League summit

first_img The Belfast Giants are the Devils’ nearest challengers in the table after a 5-2 win over the Dundee Stars and they also have three games in hand. Lou Dickenson opened the scoring for the Stars but Mike Radja levelled things up before the end of the first period and James Desmarais and Michael Forney gave the Giants some breathing space in the middle session. Player-coach Derrick Walser made it 4-1 midway through the third and, while Mikael Lidhammar got one back for the Stars, Radja had the final say. Press Association An upset looked on the cards at the end of the first period as bottom-of-the-league Storm raced into a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Mathew Sisca and Ricards Birzinsh. But Tomas Kurka grabbed a goal back in the second and the Devils ran away with it in the final stanza thanks to goals from Andrew Hotham, Jake Morissette, Carl Hudson and Chris Culligan. center_img The Cardiff Devils moved six points clear at the top of the Elite League after they came from behind to beat the Manchester Storm 5-2.last_img read more