An aggressive pursuit of foreign trade led to a recession-busting economic miracle in Columbus, Ind. Now it has made the area decidedly vulnerable, with businesses already canceling projects and mulling the depth of job losses.
The days that followed President Trump’s meeting with Vladimir Putin amounted to a scramble of corrections and clarifications from the West Wing. Each announcement was followed by another mishap that fueled only more consternation.
The company that operated the amphibious duck boat in Branson, Mo., suggested doing the “water part” of the tour first because a storm was expected, Tia Coleman said. The boat’s captain informed the 29 passengers aboard that there were life jackets above them but said they didn’t need to wear them, she said.
The president tweeted that it was “inconceivable” that his former attorney, Michael Cohen, would tape him. But New York is a “one-party consent” state — meaning it is generally legal to record a conversation as long as at least one party agrees.
The classified document, heavily redacted, accuses Carter Page of acting as a Russian agent. Its release is sure to fuel the political fight between Republicans and Democrats over the propriety of the surveillance and how it was legally justified.