Rep. Banks: Bolton book a “betrayal of the president”

first_imgIndianaLocalNews Previous articleBraun: In-person Republican National Convention could happen, if done correctlyNext articleMillersburg man injured in motorcycle crash Network Indiana Facebook Twitter (Photo supplied/Jim Banks for Congress) WASHINGTON — Indiana Congressman Jim Banks is calling former National Security advisor John Bolton’s book a “betrayal of the president.”“This is the worst type of get-rich-quick scheme that I have ever seen,” Banks said on Fox Business Network on Thursday, June 18. “I hate talking about it because unfortunately there’s a market out there by liberals to buy books like these that bash the president.”Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accuses Bolton of “spreading lies” calling Bolton a “traitor” and that his book is “sad and dangerous.” The Trump administration is trying to block the book by court order saying there could be classified information in it.The tell-all book by Bolton is a memoir of his time as President Trump’s national security advisor.Excerpts that have been leaked to the public show claims by Bolton that President Trump tried to solicit help from Chinese President Xi Jinping to get re-elected in the 2020 presidential election. Bolton also claims Trump supported the building of prison camps for Muslims in China.“Chairman Xi and the Chinese Communist Party want Joe Biden to win the presidential election in the fall,” Banks said. “They don’t want President Trump so what … Secretary Pompeo had to say to dispute his claims show that this book is probably not worth the price tag.”The excerpts also criticize Democrats in Congress from being too narrow-minded on the Ukraine scandal in which the president was investigated for trying to curry favors from Ukrainian leaders in order to try and dig up dirt on political rivals. Those investigations led to a subsequent impeachment trial in the Senate and Trump’s eventual acquittal.Bolton’s book is set to be released early next week barring a judge does not block its release. WhatsApp WhatsApp By Network Indiana – June 21, 2020 2 343 Google+ Twitter Google+ Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Rep. Banks: Bolton book a “betrayal of the president”last_img read more

Don’t Be Alarmed, Ladies & Gentlemen! King Kong Musical to Beat Its Chest on Broadway This December

first_img Watch the epic musical’s Australian TV spot below for a sneak peek! “Why, in a few months, it’ll be up in lights on Broadway: Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World!” The new stage musical King Kong, which made its world premiere at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne, Australia, last summer, will open in December, Gerry Ryan, one of the show’s producers, told The New York Times. “We’re having to tweak it a little bit, a little bit more music, and polish up the script,” Ryan, an executive with Global Creatures, told the Times. “We did get a script doctor, try and tighten the show up, for the audience to follow the story a little bit easier. [Broadway] is the theater capital of the world and, you know, Kong is a natural fit in New York.” Featuring a score by Grammy nominee Marius de Vries and book by Tony nominee Craig Lucas, King Kong is set against the backdrop of bustling New York City in the 1930s and tells the story of the infamous ape and his encounter with aspiring actress Ann Darrow, megalomaniac filmmaker Carl Denham, stubborn first mate Jack Driscoll and the people of NYC. The Australian production of King Kong is directed by Daniel Kramer.center_img View Comments The show’s score consists of revamped 1930s Broadway songs like “Get Happy,” “I Wanna Be Loved By You” and “Brother Can You Spare a Dime,” as well as new and existing numbers from artists like Sarah McLachlan, Robert Del Naja, Justice, Guy Garvey and The Avalanches. Michael Mitnick and Stephen Pavlovic have contributed to the musical score.last_img read more

CUNA’s Bill Hampel shares how epic credit union auto lending brings in 40% new members

first_imgIt’s no secret that credit union lending has been nothing short of epic lately. And there’s no end in sight — even if interest rates have been inched up a bit. But to add icing on this already tasty cake, auto loans as of late have brought in reportedly 30-40% new credit union members. That’s gotta feel good going into this holiday season and closing out 2015.To get the details, we invited CUNA’s Chief Economist and Chief Policy Officer Bill Hampel to share with us how this double shot of good news has occurred, why these numbers are so significant, and how long it will last with lofty expectations looming in 2016.A mighty fine way to end the year with this type of news after mired in the thick mud of the recession and its aftermath. Enjoy and keep up the good work in 2016! continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more