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David Davenport: Will the U.S. Be Prosecuted in the International Criminal Court?


As if President Trump did not face enough legal challenges, there are now two threatened prosecutions of Americans at the International Criminal Court.

First, the Palestinian territories have filed a complaint against both President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu over relocating Israel’s capital to Jerusalem. While an important matter for Middle Eastern politics, it’s difficult to see how this could be a criminal matter for the court.

Second, the prosecutor is seeking authority to investigate whether the U.S. military is guilty of torture and other war crimes in Afghanistan. Although the U.S. is not a member of the court, Afghanistan, on whose territory the alleged crimes occurred, is.

If either of these moves ahead, it would be the first time the ICC has sought to prosecute Americans and would set up a major confrontation between the U.S. and the court.

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Media and Trump Battle Over Racism

White House, Obamacare, shooting, Paris Climate Agreement

The Townhall Review — August 26, 2017

President Trump, in a speech before America, explains his new way to look at Afghanistan. Senator Tom Cotton gives Hugh Hewitt his take and understanding of what is at state. Joining Mike Gallagher, Steven Bucci, a retired Army Special Forces officer and top Pentagon official, offers his insight into the Trump Afghanistan speech. Larry Elder invites award-winning author and seasoned journalist Liz Crokin, to explain her experience with Donald Trump on the reality TV show, The Apprentice, and how he does not at all resemble the mainstream media portrayal. Michael Medved speaks with three time elected New York Governor George Pataki about the path ahead for President Trump. Heather Mac Donald, author of the book “The War on Cops,” speaks with Larry Elder about the absurdity of a recent Oakland police department study, which indicates that policemen speak more disrespectfully to blacks than white motorists. Dennis Prager comments on UCLA professor K-Sue Park’s desire to have the ACLU refuse to help fringe groups on the far right. Prager cuts through the debate by going back to the definition of what a racist actually is.

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Hugh Hewitt: Sea Change

U.S. Senate

Sea change. An enormous one. That’s the only way to understand President Trump’s first 100 days — as a breaking from and often a breaking of the Obama presidency, one every bit as turbulent as what’s encountered by a sailing ship going from calm seas into a hurricane.

Trump’s first 50 days were a jumble of ups and downs, mostly downs. But beginning with the flawless testimony of Neil M. Gorsuch to the Senate Judiciary Committee and his subsequent confirmation under rules that will speed the way for future Supreme Court nominees, the Trump turnaround began and gained an almost uninterrupted momentum.

The president’s directive to strike Syria after it apparently rained sarin poison on babies and toddlers was a defining moment, reinforced by using the “mother of all bombs” in Afghanistan.

Just imagine what the next three and two-thirds years can bring — if President Trump minimizes the errors of the first 100 days and repeats the parts that have been greeted with broad-based conservative applause.

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