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HF Group Limited (HFCK.ke) 2015 Presentation

first_imgHF Group Limited (HFCK.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2015 presentation For more information about HF Group Limited (HFCK.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the HF Group Limited (HFCK.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: HF Group Limited (HFCK.ke)  2015 presentation Company ProfileHF Group Limited formerly (Housing Finance Limited) is a financial services group with interests in mortgage lending, corporate and retail banking, property development and a bancassurance business. Its product and service offering ranges from transactional banking products to financial services for micro-enterprises, group banking, agricultural and small-to-medium enterprises. HF Group offers asset finance services, micro-credit loans and loans for anything from solar water heating systems to mortgage finance. The company also has interests in developing and selling residential houses and offers insurance agency services. Formerly known as HF Group Limited, the company changed its name to HF Group Plc in 2017. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. HF Group Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Standard Chartered Bank Plc HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgStandard Chartered Bank Zambia Plc (SCZ.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Standard Chartered Bank Zambia Plc (SCZ.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Chartered Bank Zambia Plc (SCZ.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Chartered Bank Zambia Plc (SCZ.zm)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileStandard Chartered Bank Zambia Plc is a leading financial services company providing products and services in three key segments: corporate and institutional banking (CIB), retail banking and commercial banking. The financial institution has a national footprint with 25 branches and four electronic banking centres located in the Copperbelt, Lusaka, Northern, North Western, Southern and Western Provinces. The CIB division provides corporate clients with solutions for trading, corporate finance, loans, trade finance, cash management, deposits and treasury. The Retail division services personal, priority and business clients; providing solutions for transactional accounts, deposits, overdrafts and loans, and investment service. The Commercial division manages mid-sized companies that fall between CIB and Retail banking. Standard Chartered Bank Zambia is a subsidiary of the Standard Chartered Bank Group which is an international financial services conglomerate, with headquarters in London, United Kingdom. Standard Chartered Bank Zambia Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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FTSE 100 dividends: should I buy or avoid these UK shares in 2021?

first_img Image source: Getty Images Royston Wild | Tuesday, 19th January, 2021 Enter Your Email Address Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 2021 is a brilliant time to buy UK shares. This is because many top-quality stocks continue to trade far too cheaply after last year’s stock market crash. I myself have continued investing in my Stocks and Shares ISA despite the uncertainties created by Covid-19. And I plan to keep buying UK shares in the weeks and months ahead.These FTSE 100 stocks all offer eye-popping dividend yields right now. Would they be good buys for my ISA in 2021 and beyond?5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…A golden selectionIt’s probable that appetite for riskier assets like UK shares will pick up as the Covid-19 crisis subsides. But this doesn’t mean that safe-haven investments like precious metals will lose their shine. Indeed, the World Gold Council reckons that soaring budget deficits, inflationary pressures, and market corrections “amid already high equity valuations” will keep investment demand for gold well supported in 2021. It reckons too that industrial demand for the metal will improve as the economic recovery clicks through the gears.These are good reasons to buy FTSE 100-quoted Polymetal International. Buying the mining giant is certainly a better bet than buying bars or coins, for example, or financial instruments backed by the physical metal. This is because getting exposure to gold with UK shares can allow investors to ride movements in the metal price while receiving dividends in the process. And today Polymetal boasts a gigantic 7.7% dividend yield for 2021.Image source: Getty ImagesA UK share I’m avoidingNot all commodities stocks are made equal, however. And I’m not tempted to splash the cash on BP despite its gigantic 5.5% forward dividend yield. Profits at the FTSE 100 oilie remain at the mercy of rising supply and subdued demand.Fresh data from the International Energy Agency today have raised my fears that dividends at BP might not bounce back in 2021 as hoped. The organisation scaled back its global demand forecasts again today following new Covid-19 restrictions. It slashed its estimates for the first quarter by a whopping 600,000 barrels per day. And for the full year it expects global consumption to rise by 5.5m barrels per day, down around 300,000 barrels from its prior forecasts.Another top FTSE 100 dividend stockThe profits outlook for BAE Systems is a lot more reassuring for 2021. And this will provide the ammunition for this UK share to pay more big dividends over the next 12 months at least. Current City payout projections are for a bulky 5% dividend yield.The financial impact of Covid-19 is unlikely to derail weapons spending this year or beyond. The boffins at Deloitte certainly don’t reckon arms budgets will fall in the near future. They predict that “defence budgets and revenues for defence contractors are expected to remain largely stable” in 2021.In fact, they reckon that worldwide defence spending will rise almost 3% this year to traverse the $2trn marker “as military programmes continue to be critical to national defence”. This is a situation that in my opinion should keep revenues at BAE Systems, a major supplier to militaries across the globe, ticking steadily higher. Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. FTSE 100 dividends: should I buy or avoid these UK shares in 2021? FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

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Aviva Premiership opening fixtures announced for 2017-18 season

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Exeter ChiefsLondon IrishNorthampton Saints “We’ve put a new game plan in place but we’re still a work in progress,” says DoR Nick Kennedy. “The Premiership has moved on since two years ago and when we were last there we were the worst team in it. So we need to hit the ground running and we’ll leave no stone unturned.”Topsy talk: Rugby World‘s Alan Pearey chats to London Irish’s Topsy Ojo at the launch (Getty)Matt Garvey is the new Bath captain and takes his team to Leicester Tigers on the opening Sunday, a match that could see George Ford and Freddie Burns immediately front up against their previous clubs.And Newcastle v Worcester completes the first weekend, one of a large number of Friday fixtures for Falcons as the club tries to limit the number of five-day turnarounds that Sunday matches often bring.“Team performance has to come first,” says MD Mick Hogan, who nevertheless promised Newcastle fans that more Sunday fixtures will be added once the Challenge Cup and Anglo-Welsh competitions are added to the mix.FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HERENext season’s Premiership programme will include another USA-based match when Newcastle entertain Saracens at the 18,500-capacity Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia on 16 September.Saracens played London Irish at New York’s Red Bull Stadium last year and the globetrotting European champions will also be breaking new ground when facing Harlequins at London Stadium in Stratford on 24 March – marking a departure from Wembley Stadium.Good cause: round 20 of the campaign will be dedicated to Restart Rugby, the RPA’s official charityAnother first is terrestrial coverage as Channel 5 will broadcast up to five live Premiership games next season, alongside the Sunday night highlights programme that has switched from ITV. BT Sport will remain the principal home of Premiership rugby, screening up to 80 live matches.Pre-season training is barely underway but for what it’s worth, here are some early predictions…Champions Exeter Chiefs. Their strength in depth is growing and they will be less affected by Test call-ups than their major rivals. Lions tourist Jack Nowell may delay his entrance next season but otherwise the Chiefs should be fully armed and ready to fly out the blocks.Moving up Northampton Saints. Mitch Eadie and Jamal Ford-Robinson, two of Bristol’s better players last season, have joined the Super Rugby influx and an improvement on seventh place in 2016-17 looks on the cards.On the slide Leicester. Yes, Ben Youngs withdrew but Dan Cole was the Tigers’ only Lion. And they provided just Ellis Genge to England’s Argentina tour and no one to the U20 World Cup squad, once Will Evans withdrew with illness. Where’s the supply line gone?For the drop Sorry London Irish but the promoted club is always up against it. Injuries to Theo Brophy Clewes and Joe Cokanasiga don’t help their preparations. Now prove us wrong!Aviva Premiership early fixturesRound OneFri 1 SeptGloucester v Exeter (7.45, BT Sport)Newcastle v Worcester (7.45)Sat 2 SeptSaracens v Northampton (2, BT Sport)Wasps v Sale (3)London Irish v Harlequins (4.30, BT Sport)Sun 3 SeptLeicester v Bath (3, BT Sport)Round TwoFri 8 SeptSale v Newcastle (7.45, BT Sport)Sat 9 SeptBath v Saracens (2, BT Sport)Exeter v London Irish (3)Harlequins v Gloucester (3)Northampton v Leicester (4.30, BT Sport)Sun 10 SeptWorcester v Wasps (3, BT Sport) Champions Exeter are feeling the love as they look forward to starting the defence of their crown at Gloucester. Rugby World gauges the mood at the fixtures launch Round ThreeFri 15 SeptNorthampton v Bath (7.45, BT Sport)Worcester v Exeter (7.45)Sale v London Irish (8)Sat 16 SeptLeicester v Gloucester (3, BT Sport)Newcastle v Saracens (9.30, Philadelphia, BT Sport)Sun 17 SeptWasps v Harlequins (3, BT Sport)Main man: Ugo Monye of BT Sport took charge of proceedings at the Premiership launch (Getty) Victory hug: Jack Yeandle celebrates Exeter’s 2016-17 Premiership title with club owner Tony Rowe (Getty) What’s it like to be a champion? Exeter Chiefs are finding it most agreeable. “Certainly around Exeter it’s really nice,” hooker Jack Yeandle told Rugby World at the Aviva Premiership 2017-18 season fixture launch at BT Tower. “People come up and talk to you, offer you this and that, congratulate you. And that’s a nice feeling.“Rob Baxter was in Waitrose when someone came up to him and gave him a bottle of champagne. That’s lovely, that people are so happy and proud of what we’ve done.”The Chiefs claimed their maiden English title after a gripping extra-time victory over Wasps in May, becoming the first West Country champions since Bath in 1996. And they did it the hard way, winning just two of their first seven Premiership matches. A 35-8 European trouncing by Clermont proved a watershed.“The start of last season we weren’t anywhere near where we should have been. Subconsciously or not, we weren’t doing the things that made us good. We were just relying on the fact, ‘we got to the (2016) final, we’ll be okay’. After that Clermont match the players had a meeting.“We were working hard but focusing in the wrong direction. We weren’t all striving to do the best for each other, which is what underpins what we’re about. We may have lost the next week (at Ulster) but our performance was way, way better. It was more what we were about.”Touch of magic: Jack Nowell scores for Exeter in last season’s final (Action Plus/Getty)Exeter are now on a 17-match unbeaten run in the Premiership, unconquered since Bath prevailed at Sandy Park in round seven last October. They kick off next season at Kingsholm on Friday 1 September before hosting newly promoted London Irish in round two.“We’ve not spoken yet about needing to make a better start. We’ve only had two weeks of pre-season training and one of them was a hot weather training camp in Portugal,” says Yeandle.“But we’ve got to remember what we had to do to get that feeling around the city. We don’t want that to happen just once, we want to emulate it. It’s realising what we have to do to achieve success again.”Wasps, so close to glory at Twickenham, embark on their 150th anniversary season with a home clash with Sale Sharks and will face the Chiefs as early as round four.“Celebrating our 150th this season is very special and we’ll take that as a responsibility as well,” says director of rugby Dai Young. “Some great players have worn the Wasps shirt so we’ll feel we have a responsibility to back up last season and hopefully go one better.”Josh bosh: Josh Beaumont carries for Sale v Wasps – the sides meet next on 2 September (Getty)The Twickenham double header on 2 September pitches European champions Saracens against Northampton, and Harlequins against London Irish.Saints may have lost the giant presence of France No 8 Louis Picamoles but fly-half Stephen Myler is quietly confident. “We needed to strengthen our squad and have recruited well in different positions. We’re a newish squad trying to grow together,” he says.There’s a strong injection from Super Rugby, including international backs Rob Horne, Piers Francis and Cobus Reinach, and the hope is that some of the narrow setbacks of last season – which included one-score defeats by Wasps and Bath both home and away – can be turned into something more fruitful.“Last season was frustrating but we weren’t a million miles away. There were at least five games that we lost by only three points or so. We seemed to be on the wrong side of those tight games and we need to work out how to get on the right side of them.“It’s important to have the best pre-season we possibly can. We think there’s more in us and first and foremost we need to be competitive.”Saint with a view: Stephen Myler with the Aviva Premiership trophy in London’s BT Tower (Getty)Last season Bristol had to wait until Boxing Day for their first league victory. London Irish, who have replaced them in the top flight, are acutely aware that a fast start is imperative, particularly as some clubs may feed their international stars back into the team in a graduated manner.“We learned from last time that if you get left behind early on then you’re chasing your tail for the rest of the season,” says wing Topsy Ojo.Fijian wing Napolioni Nalaga, a consistently heavy scorer in the Top 14, is due to arrive next week but perhaps Irish’s most interesting ‘signing’ is data analyst Bill Gerrard, whose work at Saracens underpinned their successful kicking strategy.last_img read more

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Nick Mallet rips into Springbok centre in ATTACK PLAY pitch demo

first_imgFriday Aug 25, 2017 Nick Mallet rips into Springbok centre in ATTACK PLAY pitch demo Former Springbok and Italy coach Nick Mallett, joined by Jean De Villiers and Gcobani Bobo, takes a look at some attacking errors made by Springbok centre Jesse Kriel against Argentina last weekend. Mallet and crew then show what was done wrong, and explain how to fix it.While these are fairly basic concepts of attacking and defensive play, the evidence shows that even at the highest level, execution is not always spot on.Please share this with a coach or player that you think could find it beneficial.The Springboks won the game 37-15 and play Argentina again, in Salta, this weekend.credit: supersportADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Philanthropist makes $200,000 donation to University of Ulster

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 1 February 2012 | News Philanthropist makes $200,000 donation to University of Ulster AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A former Coca Cola executive from Northern Ireland has donated $200,000 to the University of Ulster.Dr Neville Isdell, a Downpatrick-born businessman who retired as Chairman and Chief Executive of Coca Cola Worldwide in 2008, made the donation in support of the John Hume and Tip O’Neill Chair in Peace. He said he was motivated to make the donation out of admiration for John Hume’s anti-sectarian work and the support given by former speaker of the US Congress, Tip O’Neill, to the peace process. Mr O’Neill died in 1994.Since retiring from his role at Coca Cola Dr Isdell has dedicated himself to philanthropy, particularly in Africa.The fundraising campaign for the Chair in Peace recently received another boost following a £1 million challenge grant from the International Fund for Ireland (IFI). The University of Ulster will receive the IFI grant if they raise a matching £1 million by 2013.www.ulster.ac.ukcenter_img  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis advertisementFind major donor fundraiser jobs in UK Fundraising’s classifieds section. Advertisement Tagged with: Ireland Major giftlast_img read more

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Hoosier Named as Possible USDA Deputy Secretary

first_img Hoosier Named as Possible USDA Deputy Secretary The list of candidates to serve as Deputy Agriculture Secretary boast familiar names to the Donald Trump administration. Washington media reports say the list includes Charles Herbster, A.G. Kawamura, and Ted McKinney. Herbster of Nebraska was a big supporter during the Trump campaign and served on Trump’s agriculture advisory committee; Kawamura is a former California Agriculture Secretary; and McKinney was Indiana agriculture director when Vice President Mike Pence was governor of Indiana. Meanwhile, Indiana farmer Kip Tom is considered a candidate for White House agricultural liaison.Taking over the Department of Agriculture for now is Michael Young, USDA’s Office of Budget and Program Analysis director. He will serve as acting secretary until the Senate confirms former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to the post. President Trump has sent policy adviser Sam Clovis to lead the transition at the department while USDA waits for the Senate to act. A team assisting Clovis will hire staff and begin crafting policy until Perdue is allowed to take office.Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Jan 24, 2017 Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Hoosier Named as Possible USDA Deputy Secretary SHARE Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for January 24, 2016Next articleUS Ethanol Production Breaks Record for Third Consecutive Week Hoosier Ag Today SHARElast_img read more

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RFA says Trump’s EPA Pick an Improvement

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE RFA says Trump’s EPA Pick an ImprovementEPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler/ USEPA photo by Eric VancePresident Trump has named interim EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to the post permanently, and the biofuels industry in general sees that as a positive move. Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper, calling it “probably a good step,” says Wheeler has been more open with EPA’s management of the RFS than his predecessor.“We’re also very confident that Mr. Wheeler is not going to abuse the small refiner exemptions in the same manner that former Administrator Pruitt did.”He says the EPA under Wheeler has done a good job of releasing more information about how small refiner exemptions are issued under the Renewable Fuel Standard.“One thing that Mr. Wheeler did right away was to release what EPA calls a dashboard which provides information to the public on small refiner exemptions and gives a little bit more information about how those exemptions are impacting the RFS program,” Cooper said. “It doesn’t go as far as we’d like it to. There’s still more information we’d like to see. We continue to work with the agency on that.”Cooper says the EPA will likely release the 2019 RFS volume levels in the next couple of weeks and expect to see a robust level for ethanol under that, at least 15 billion gallons for conventional ethanol, and “We’re very hopeful that EPA uses that rule as an opportunity to reallocate on a forward looking basis the small refiner exemptions that it knows it may hand out in 2019. And again, we’re under the impression and we’re hopeful that EPA won’t be issuing many of these exemptions at all.”Wheeler will need to be confirmed by the Senate which confirmed him last April as Deputy EPA Administrator. SHARE RFA says Trump’s EPA Pick an Improvement Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Nov 20, 2018 Home Indiana Agriculture News RFA says Trump’s EPA Pick an Improvement Previous articleThe HAT Soil Health Podcast- How to Use Manure as Part of Your Soil Health StrategyNext articleIndiana Farm Bureau Shares Priorities for Next General Session Andy Eubanklast_img read more

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Plane crashes into New Jersey home, igniting fire: ‘Everything was just a massive blaze’

first_imgMichael Yonone/Facebook(COLONIA, N.J.) — A Cessna 414 plane crashed into a suburban New Jersey home Tuesday morning, igniting a massive fire and completely destroying the house, local fire officials said.The crash was in Colonia, about 22 miles outside of New York City. Video from the scene shows massive flames and plumes of smoke rising into the air.No one was inside the house, but the blast caused heat and fire damages to both homes next door, according to Woodbridge police.A woman was in one of those adjacent homes; she escaped uninjured after hearing the explosion, said police.Only the pilot was on board the plane, said police. The pilot has not been recovered, police said.One neighbor told reported ABC New York station WABC that he heard the loud roar of the plane engine and what sounded like sputtering. He also heard shaking and a bang.“I just can’t believe that this would happen on a street like this,” he said.The explosion and flames “lit up the sky… everything was just a massive blaze,” another witness told WABC. “I went running down. I don’t know what I thought I was gonna do. Anybody who was home would not have had a chance.”The fire has since been deemed under control, said John McCormac, mayor of Woodbridge Township. The plane had come to rest in the basement of the house, he said.The plane took off in Virginia and was planning to land in Linden, New Jersey, according to police.Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) responded to the scene. The National Transportation Safety Board will also investigate, according to the FAA.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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4 White House officials slated for depositions in impeachment inquiry not expected to show up

first_imgOfficial White House Photo: Joyce N. Boghosian(WASHINGTON) — Four White House officials slated for closed-door depositions Monday are not expected to show up on Capitol Hill despite the threat of subpoena from the committees leading the growing impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump related to Ukraine, multiple senior-level sources told ABC News.House Democrats have a packed schedule this week as depositions continue behind closed doors.On Monday, Democrats had hoped to hear from four current White House officials, including John Eisenberg, deputy counsel to the president for National Security Affairs; Michael Ellis, senior associate counsel to the president; Robert Blair, a top aide to the chief of staff; and Brian McCormack, an official with the office of management and budgetTwo of those officials, Eisenberg and McCormack, have already been subpoenaed for their respective depositions. Ellis and Blair have only been requested to appear at this time.The White House has pushed back on permitting current and former officials to comply with requests and subpoenas from Congress in part because White House lawyers have not been permitted inside the closed-door interviews.Current National Security Council adviser Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and former National Security Council aide Tim Morrison did comply with congressional requests last week, however, they are career officials and not political appointees like the four individuals slated for Monday.An attorney for Blair told the Financial Times that his client is not planning to attend Monday’s hearing although his client has not been served with a subpoena.“Mr Blair is caught between the assertions of legal duty by two coequal branches of government, a conflict which he cannot resolve. … Mr Blair has respectfully declined to appear and testify. Nevertheless, he will fulfil all his legal duties once that conflict is appropriately resolved,” attorney Whitney Ellerman told the paper.Blair’s position is similar to that of former deputy national security adviser Dr. Charles Kupperman. Kupperman took things a step further last week filing a civil lawsuit to seek input from a federal judge on whom to comply with — his former employers at the White House who requested he not comply, or lawmakers on Capitol Hill that have subpoenaed him for testimony.His lawyer, Charles Cooper, argued last week in D.C. District Court that his client is in a “catch 22.” That case is slated for oral arguments in December.Cooper is also representing Kupperman’s former boss — ex-national security adviser John Bolton — who was invited by the House for a deposition later this week. Bolton’s attorney said he will not comply with that request, however, if the committee wants to subpoena him they can.It’s unlikely Bolton would immediately comply with that subpoena, according to sources familiar with his thinking. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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