Fox News prime-time host and attorney Greta Van Susteren is pondering the ever-evolving legal scenarios for Corey Lewandowski, Republican front-runner Donald Trump’s campaign manager, now charged with battery after a less-than-harmonious encounter with a female reporter during a Florida campaign stop. The incident prompted 16 other female reporters to demand Mr. Trump fire his employee. Ms. Van Susteren is not happy with what she sees.
“It is stunning — Lewandowski has not had a trial and these women have convicted him. We have a judicial system in this country not mob rule. As an aside, I have tried many, many, many criminal cases and I will tell you this: There is reasonable doubt in this one. This is a very easy defense case. Don’t believe me? Ask any lawyer,” Ms. Van Susteren wrote on her personal blog.
“And now look what these women have done to their own work covering the campaigns! These women reporters may want to pull themselves off the presidential campaign coverage since they have obviously shown their bias. They need to ask themselves — can they be fair in all their presidential campaign coverage based on this? There is a big difference between waiting for a jury to decide facts and a verdict whether a crime has been committed and just taking sides and calling for someone’s head,” the Fox News host concluded.
JEB BUSH NOW POISED FOR THE PODIUM
The very high-profile Washington Speakers Bureau noted in a quick tweet Wednesday that it is “honored to announce we will again be exclusively representing Jeb Bush.” Indeed, the former presidential hopeful and ex-Florida governor gets a glowing review from his agency: “A successful governor and business, economic, education and health care reformer, Jeb Bush elevates the conversation on how to address the key challenges facing America today.”
The podium is popular among Mr. Bush’s presidential peers. The bureau also represents other former hopefuls, including Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Rick Perry and Bobby Jindal.
POPULAR MECHANICS DEFUSES A NUKE
Just in time for the nuclear summit commencing Thursday in the nation’s capital, North Korea has released a two-minute video ablaze with music and special effects, detailing a plan for a “pre-emptive nuclear attack” on Washington. “The aggressors and provocateurs will face the most absurd and painful of self-destruction of digging their own tombs with their hands,” warns a narrator in English.
But Kyle Mizokami, who writes on security issues for Popular Mechanics, finds the claim wanting: “Could North Korea actually hit Washington D.C.? No. North Korea’s current arsenal could hit Alaska and maybe Hawaii, but for now the lower 48 states appear safe.”
Mr. Mizokami calls the video “odd and bombastic,” but also references the Musudan missile — a ballistic missile based on a Russian design that made its worrisome public debut during a 2010 North Korean worker’s parade.
“The latest version of the Musudan missile is projected to be able to hit the West Coast with a light warhead payload in the near future. Whether or not it has mastered such a warhead was the subject of considerable speculation earlier this month when North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was photographed standing in front of a model warhead — and the Musudan missile in the background,” Mr. Mizokami adds.
MEANWHILE, BACK AT THE SUMMIT
“Global solutions for nuclear security; Nuclear security in newly nuclear nations; Nuclear governance in a new century; Managing cyber threats; Securing the use, storage and transport of radiological and strategic nuclear materials; The role of the nuclear industry in the world.”
— Five forums at the Nuclear Industry Summit 2016, now underway in the nation’s capital to coincide with the Nuclear Security Summit, hosted by President Obama at a convention center just blocks away and drawing leaders from 56 nations. Russia, incidentally, is not attending the event.
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