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Special Counsel Robert Mueller.


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WITH a low 36 percent approval rating and a survey which revealed 64 percent of Americans believe that former FBI Director Robert Mueller will conduct and come up with an honest Russian investigation, President Trump is bracing up counter moves by going back to his political base telling them the investigation is a “total fabrication by the fake media.”

Perhaps, a more prudent way on Mr. Trump’s part is to continue doing his job and just wait for the outcome of the Special Counsel investigation if it is, indeed, fabrication.

But, the opposite of President Trump’s position is fast emerging as indicated by the following events:

•The Special Counsel is reported to be closing in on Mr. Trump as a grand jury has been impaneled to serve Mr. Mueller in his investigation.

A grand jury is a “legal body empowered to conduct official proceedings and investigate potential criminal conduct, and determine whether criminal charges should be brought. A grand jury may compel the production of documents and compel sworn testimony of witnesses to appear before it.”

There are no reports to-date, however, that criminal charges will be filed.

(The Wall Street Journal reports that the grand jury move will expand Mr. Mueller’s ability to call witnesses and place them under oath, issue subpoenas, and seek indictments, marking the beginning of a serious new phase in the Trump-Russia probe)-Vanity Fair.

(According to Reuters, grand jury subpoenas have been issued in connection with last summer’s now-infamous Trump Tower meeting between three of the President’s top campaign advisers — his son Donald Trump Jr.; son-in-law Jared Kushner; and then-campaign manager Paul Manafort — and several Russians who were said to be peddling damaging information about Hillary Clinton as part of a Kremlin effort to aid Trump’s campaign)-Vanity Fair.

•The U.S. Senate has introduced two bipartisan measures that will make it difficult for President Trump to fire the Special Counsel.

•There are seeming indications of a weakened Trump presidency.

Six months since he assumed office, no substantive legislative measures have been passed.

The much-vaunted repeal of Obamacare failed in the Senate.

Even some of his Republican party-mates voted against the bill.

•Some key Senators has warned President Trump the Senate Justice Committee will not schedule meetings to confirm a replacement in the event Justice Secretary Jeff Sessions is fired from his job.

•A key supporter of Mr. Trump in the business sector who was referred to as “shadow president” during the transition period reportedly told friends as early as January this year, “there is a 50 percent chance this whole thing ends in disaster.”

In light of all the above, the big question now is whether President Trump would be able to survive his presidency?


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Attendees to the 2017 CFC ANCOP European Conference. U.S. delegates in front row are Pat Villanueva and Roger and Josie Santos.


CFC ANCOP 2017 European Conference

The 2017 Couples for Christ (CFC) ANCOP European Conference was attended by 2,780 CFC members from 12 European and two North American countries.

It was held on July 28-30 in the city of Brighton in the United Kingdom.

Attendees came from Germany, Austria, Netherlands, France, Greece, Israel, Spain, United Kingdom, Ireland, Isle of Man, Malta, Switzerland, as well as the United States and Canada.

Ram Garcia, CFC Southwest European Regional Head, described the three-day conference as “overwhelming, empowering, inspiring, encouraging and alive.”

Roger Santos, Executive Director of ANCOP USA and CFC Country Representative to Greece, said the UK meet was the most-attended in years.

Peter Doyle, Bishop of the Roman Catholic diocese of Northampton and Chair of the Marriage and Family Life of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, described Couples for Christ as “light and God’s gift to the Church and to the world” in his closing remarks during Holy Mass on the last day of the conference.

CFC ANCOP keeps growing in numbers in over 100 countries.

There are now some 700,000 adult members and around 300,000 young members.

The Manila-based Catholic-backed group is a recognized lay organization by the Vatican.


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Loren San Diego (left) and Amira Allahh.


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Belated Happy Birthday to Amira Allahh and Loren San Diego of New Jersey.

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