Israel: An estimated 20,000 people shouted “shame!” in protest against Prime Minister Netanyahu, who is accused of taking bribes from wealthy campaign contributors in exchange for political favors and for trying to block the investigation. Members of Netanyahu’s Likud party introduced legislation that would ban police from sharing the conclusions of their investigations with those in political office. This would effectively nullify the investigations regardless of outcome.
Former US Representative, Corrine Brown, was sentenced to five years in prison for mail, wire and tax fraud involving a sham charity. The bogus charity, One Door For Education, collected donations to give scholarships to poor children but, instead, filled the coffers of Brown and her associates and used for lavish parties and vacations.
Trump cut the size of national monuments in Utah, removing federal restrictions against development of two million acres of land. Supporters chanted “four more years!”, while demonstrators complained that it was a sell-out to industrial interests who want to destroy the land for profit. [In truth, industrial interests have been destroying the land for profit with the approval of federal agencies for many years. The notion that the federal government is a brake against exploitation of resources is absurd.]