Trump Says He May Pick Indian-American As Judge For Washington Top Court
Washington:(atal hind) US President Donald Trump has announced his intent to nominate Indian-American Vijay Shanker as a
judge to the highest court in the nation’s capital. If confirmed by the Senate, Mr Shanker would serve as Associate
Judge on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, which is the highest court for Washington DC.
Currently he serves as Senior Litigation Counsel in the Department of Justice, Criminal Division, and as Deputy Chief
of the Appellate Section.
Before joining the Department of Justice in 2012, Mr Shanker was in private practice with the Washington, DC, offices
of Mayer Brown, LLC and Covington & Burling, LLP.
Upon graduation from law school, Mr Shanker served as a law clerk to Judge Chester J. Straub on the United States
Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
He earned his BA, cum laude, from Duke University and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where
he served as a Notes Editor for the Virginia Law Review and was inducted into the Order of the Coif.
US Will Move Some Troops From Germany To Poland: Trump
Washington: President Donald Trump has said that he will send some of the US troops from Germany to Poland.
Trump had last week said that the United States will reduce its troop strength in Germany from the nearly 52,000 at
present to 25,000. “We’ll probably be moving them (troops) from Germany to Poland,” Trump told reporters at a
White House Rose Garden news conference with the visiting Polish President Andrzej Duda. Trump was responding
to a question on his decision to reduce the number of US troops in Germany from 52,000 to about 25,000. “They
(Poland) asked us if we would send some additional troops. They’re going to pay for that. They’ll be paying for the
sending of additional troops. We will probably be moving them from Germany to Poland,” Trump said. “We’re going
to be reducing in Germany very substantially down to about 25,000 troops.
We actually had 52,000 but we’ll be moving it down to about 25,000,” he said. “Germany’s paying a very small
fraction of what they’re supposed to be paying. They should be paying two per cent and they’re paying a little bit
more than one per cent depending on how you calculate. They are paying less than one per cent,” he added.
That’s a tremendous delinquency, he said reiterating that the US is going to reduce its troops in Germany.
“Some will be coming home and some will be going to other places. But Poland would be one of those other places. Other places in Europe,” he added.
Responding to a question, Trump said the decision will send a very strong signal to Russia.
“A stronger signal sent to Russia is the fact that Germany is paying billions of dollars to purchase energy from Russia
through the pipeline… You’re giving billions of dollars to Russia, then we’re supposed to defend you from Russia? So,
I think it’s very bad… I think the people of Germany are very unhappy about it,” he said.