Emilio Butragueño

Emilio Butragueño Santos is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a striker. He was best known for his spell with Real Madrid. Nicknamed El Buitre, he was a member of the legendary La Quinta del Buitre along with Manolo Sanchís, Rafael Martín Vázquez, Míchel and Miguel Pardeza. Butragueño amassed La Liga totals of 341 games and 123 goals for his main club in 12 seasons, represented the Spain national team in two World Cups and as many European Championships, scoring 26 goals for his country in a record that stood several years. In 1981, Madrid-born Butragueño joined Real Madrid youth system, playing first for their reserves before being given his senior debut by Alfredo Di Stéfano on 5 February 1984 against Cádiz CF: he made an instant impact, scoring twice and assisting for the third goal in a 3–2 away turnaround, after Real trailed by 0–2. On 12 December that year he made his European competition debut, contributing with a hat-trick to a 6–1 home triumph against R. S. C. Anderlecht for the third round of the UEFA Cup, as the Spaniards went on to win the competition.

At the time, Real Madrid's form was so patchy the first team's attendances were smaller than those of the reserve side. Butragueño contributed to their transformation, was a prominent member of the team during the 1980s, winning numerous honours: he received the European Bronze award for best footballer in two consecutive years, won the Pichichi Trophy in 1991, while being instrumental in the capital club's five La Liga trophies, two Copa del Rey and two consecutive UEFA Cups. In June 1995, having lost his place due to the emergence of 17-year-old Raúl, Butragueño signed for Atlético Celaya in Mexico and, in his first year, the team reached the final of the Liga MX. After three seasons where he was known as the Gentleman of the Pitch – never received a single red card during his entire career – he decided to retire from the game in April 1998. Butragueño earned 69 caps for Spain, scored 26 goals, his debut came on 17 October 1984 against Wales in a 1986 FIFA World Cup qualifier, although he had been picked as an uncapped player for the UEFA Euro 1984 team as the nation finished runners-up.

Butragueño was selected for the 1986 World Cup where he played a major part, scoring four goals as Spain beat Denmark 5–1 in the round-of-16 match. He took part in the 1990 edition in Italy. On 19 October 2004, Butragueño replaced former Real Madrid teammate Jorge Valdano as the club's director of football and, until the end of the 2005–06 season served as its vice-president. Subsequently, he acted as head of public relations for the organisation. Still as a player, Butragueño had a computer game with his name released in 1988, for the Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum and MSX. Real Madrid La Liga: 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1994–95 Copa del Rey: 1988–89, 1992–93 Copa de la Liga: 1985 Supercopa de España: 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993 UEFA Cup: 1984–85, 1985–86 Copa Iberoamericana: 1994 Spain UEFA European Championship: Runner-up 1984 Bravo Award: 1985, 1986 Ballon d'Or: Third place 1986, 1987 Pichichi Trophy: 1990–91 FIFA World Cup Silver Boot: 1986 FIFA World Cup All-Star Team: 1986 FIFA 100 FICTS Hall Of Fame and Excellence Guirlande d'Honneur Emilio Butragueño at BDFutbol Real Madrid biography Emilio Butragueño at Emilio Butragueño – FIFA competition record Spain stats at Eu-Football

Links between Trump associates and Russian officials

The FBI and several United States congressional committees have been investigating links between Russian government officials or their affiliates and individuals associated with Donald Trump, the current President of the United States, since he was a candidate for the office as part of their investigations of Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections. Some of Trump's campaign members, business partners, administration nominees, family members have been subjected to intense scrutiny following intelligence reports on such Russian interference; the investigations have revealed that a number of them had various types of links to or contacts with Russian officials, business people and Russian intelligence agencies. Several investigations are underway to determine whether Trump or any of his associates have had improper dealings during their contacts with Russian officials. FBI investigations began in late July 2016. In May 2017, former FBI Director Robert Mueller was appointed as special counsel in the FBI's investigation.

The Senate Intelligence Committee and the House Intelligence Committee are conducting inquiries. In May 2017, Glenn A. Fine, the acting Defense Department Inspector General, confirmed he was investigating Michael Flynn for misleading Pentagon investigators about his income from companies in Russia and contacts with officials there when he applied for a renewal of his top-secret security clearance. In October 2017, Paul Manafort and Rick Gates were arrested. Flynn and George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI during the Russia investigation; the New York Times reported on February 14, 2017, that phone records and communications intercepts showed that Trump associates—including members of the Trump campaign—had "repeated contacts" with senior Russian intelligence officials during the 2016 campaign. Paul Manafort was the only Trump associate, identified as participating in these communications. CNN reported on March 23, 2017, that the FBI was examining "human intelligence, travel and phone records and accounts of in-person meetings" indicating that Trump associates may have coordinated with "suspected Russian operatives" to release damaging information about the Hillary Clinton campaign.

CNN reported on September 19, 2017, that Manafort had been a target of a FISA wiretap both before and after the 2016 election—beginning sometime after he became the subject of an FBI investigation in 2014—and extending into early 2017. Some of the intercepted communications raised concerns among investigators that Manafort had solicited assistance from Russians for the campaign, although the evidence was inconclusive. On April 30, 2018, The New York Times published a list of interview questions for Trump that the Mueller investigation had provided to the president's attorneys. Among the questions was "What knowledge did you have of any outreach by your campaign, including by Paul Manafort, to Russia about potential assistance to the campaign?"On March 22, 2019, Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded a lengthy investigation and submitted a final report. On March 24, 2019, Attorney General William Barr sent a four-page letter summarizing that report to the heads and ranking members of the Senate and House Judiciary Committees which stated that Mueller "did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia to influence the 2016 U.

S. presidential election." On March 27, Mueller wrote to Barr, stating that the March 24 Barr letter "did not capture the context and substance of office's work and conclusions", resulting in "public confusion about critical aspects of the results of investigation". Mueller requested Barr release the Mueller Report's introductions and executive summaries ahead of the report. For many years, there has been intensive public scrutiny of Trump's ties to Russia. In a book excerpt published in Politico, former Guardian Russia correspondent Luke Harding stated that files declassified in 2016 indicated that Czech spies followed Trump and then-wife Ivana Trump in Manhattan and during trips to Czechoslovakia in the time after their marriage in 1977. Natalia and Irina Dubinin, daughters of then-Soviet ambassador Yuri Dubinin, are cited as indicating that a chance meeting of their father with Trump in the autumn of 1986, was part of Dubinin's assignment to establish contact with America's business elite and a determined effort by the Soviet government to cultivate Trump in particular.

This effort extended through a series of subsequent events documented in Donald Trump's book The Art of the Deal, including a meeting in 1986 between the Ambassador and Trump at Trump Tower and Dubinin's subsequent invitation to Trump to visit Moscow. Harding asserts that the "top level of the Soviet diplomatic service arranged his 1987 Moscow visit. With assistance from the KGB... The spy chief wanted KGB staff abroad to recruit more Americans." Harding cited Trump as writing in The Art that the trip included a tour of "a half dozen potential sites for a hotel, including several near Red Square" and that he "was impressed with the ambition of Soviet officials to make a deal". As of their last update on April 19, 2019,The New York Times had documented that "Donald J. Trump and 18 of his associates had at least 140 contacts with Russian nationals and WikiLeaks, or their intermediaries, during the 2016 campaign and presidential transition."As of their last update on June 3, 2019, The Moscow Project — an initiative of the Center for American Progress Action Fund — had documented "272 contacts between Trump's tea

Ségolène Royal

Ségolène Royal, is a French politician and former Socialist Party candidate for President of the French Republic. She was President of the Poitou-Charentes Regional Council from 2004 to 2014, she won the 2006 Socialist Party primary, becoming the first woman in France to be nominated as a presidential candidate by a major party. In the subsequent 2007 presidential election, she earned further distinction as the first woman to qualify for the second round of a presidential election, but lost to Nicolas Sarkozy. In 2008, Royal narrowly lost to Martine Aubry in the Socialist Party's election for First Secretary at the Party's twenty-second national congress, she lost the Socialist Party presidential primary in 2011, failed in an attempt to win a seat in the National Assembly in the June 2012 parliamentary elections. François Hollande, the former President, is the father of her four children, she was appointed by him to the vice-Chair directorship of the Banque Publique d'Investissement in 2013. She served as Minister for Ecology from 2014 to 2017, in the Valls Cazeneuve cabinets.

Ségolène Royal was born on 22 September 1953 in the military base of Ouakam, French West Africa, the daughter of Hélène Dehaye and Jacques Royal, a former artillery officer and aide to the mayor of Chamagne. Her parents had eight children in nine years: Marie-Odette, Marie-Nicole, Gérard, Marie-Ségolène, Paul and Sigisbert. After secondary school in the small town of Melle, Deux-Sèvres, Marie-Ségolène attended a local university where she graduated 2nd in her class with a degree in Economics, her eldest sister suggested she prepare the entrance exam to the elite Institut d'études politiques de Paris popularly called Sciences Po, which she attended on scholarship. There she discovered politics of feminism. In 1972, at the age of 19, Royal sued her father because he refused to divorce her mother and pay alimony and child support to finance the children's education, she won the case after many years in court, shortly before Jacques Royal died of lung cancer in 1981. Six of the eight children had refused to see him again, Ségolène included.

Royal, like the majority of France's political elite, is a graduate of the École nationale d'administration. She was in the same class as her former partner of 30 years, François Hollande, as well as Dominique de Villepin; each class year at the ENA receives a nickname to distinguish it: Royal tried to get her peers to name their class after Louise Michel, a revolutionary from the 1870s, but they chose the name "Voltaire" instead. During her time at the ENA, Royal dropped "Marie" from her hyphenated first name. After graduating in 1980, she elected to serve as a judge of an administrative court before she was noticed by President François Mitterrand's special adviser Jacques Attali and recruited to his staff in 1982, she held the junior rank of chargée de mission from 1982 to 1988. She decided to become a candidate for the 1988 legislative election, her candidacy was an example of the French political tradition of parachutage, appointing promising "Parisian" political staffers as candidates in provincial districts to test their mettle.

She was up against an entrenched UDF incumbent, Mitterrand is said to have told her: "You will not win, but you will next time." Straddling Catholic and Protestant areas, that district had been held by conservatives since World War II. She did win against the odds, remarked: "Pour un parachutage, l'atterrissage est réussi.". After this election, she served as representative in the National Assembly for the Deux-Sèvres' 2nd constituency. Minister of Environment: 1992–1993. Minister of School Education: 1997–2000. Minister of Family and Children: 2000–2001. Minister of Family and Disabled persons: 2001–2002. On 28 March 2004, she obtained 55% in the second round in the regional election in Poitou-Charentes, notably defeating Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin's protégée, Élisabeth Morin, in his home region, she was elected president of the region the next week. She kept her National Assembly seat until June 2007, when she chose not to run in the legislative election, in agreement with one of her presidential campaign's promises.

She organised a run-off between two contenders. On 22 September 2005 Paris Match published an interview in which she declared that she was considering running for the presidency in 2007. In 2006 the CPE laws were proposed with large protests as a result. Rather than going to the organised protest, she voted a law in her "région" whereby no company using that type of contract would receive the Région's subsidies; the government backed down and stated that the law would be put on the statute book, but that it would not be applied. After this event Royal was tipped as the lead contender in what is dubbed the "Sarko-Ségo" race against Nicolas Sarkozy; until that time, she had not been thought a candidate as she had stayed out of the Socialist Party's power struggles. On 7 April 2006, Royal launched an Internet-led electoral campaign at Désirs d'avenir, publishing the first of ten chapters of her political manifesto. By the beginning of September, her intentions had become quite clear, she has said that only widespread sexism in the Socialist Party had prevented it from rallying around her candidacy as it would have had she