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Dec 21 09:24

Trump's Syria Withdrawal Order Came as Reaction to Admin Hawks Demanding Forever War

This time it's real. It isn't entirely impossible Trump will reverse himself later on yet again, or qualify the withdrawal in some other way, but for now it is clear that he has indeed given the order to Pentagon to get all its forces out of Syria. This has always been his instinct and inclination, but until now the Empire-first hawks he has surrounded himself with always in the end convinced him to keep the soldiers there after all:

“We know Trump’s instincts from the get-go were to get these guys out of Syria,” Tamara Wittes, a former State Department Middle East official now with the Brookings Institution, told Al-Monitor. “And yet, he has clearly been persuaded at several points 'not yet, ISIS is not quite defeated, but we can use [the troop presence] as leverage against Iran.' He becomes persuaded, and then at a certain point, … he decides enough is enough. He just changes his mind.”

Dec 21 09:23

Hilarious! Euro-Poodles Were Not Told of Trump's Syria Withdrawal in Advance, Learned of It From the Media

UK and France have troops of their own illegally in Syria alongside the US. UK has a platoon of SAS commandos or so in Syria's south at Al-Tanf, and France has a few hundred of soldiers in the east with the Kurds.

Despite that Trump did not tell Macron, May and their defense officials, who earlier this year also helped him cruise-missile Syria, that he's withdrawing in advance. They had to learn about it from the media like the rest of us:

Dec 21 09:10

German Press Lays Out The Opposition To Trump’s Withdrawal From Syria

The US President is withdrawing the troops from Syria, he has apparently left out close associates. Contradiction comes from London and Trump’s own party.

Meanwhile, Interpol warns of a new IS terrorist wave. Britain disagrees with the US President’s assessment that the terrorist militia “Islamic State” (IS) has been defeated in Syria. IS continues to be a threat, even without territory, according to a statement by the British Foreign Ministry. There is still a lot to do in the fight against IS, “and we must not lose sight of the danger it poses.”

Previously, the US government had surprisingly announced the withdrawal of troops from Syria. It has already begun to withdraw soldiers from the country, said the White House on Wednesday. The US has defeated the “territorial caliphate” of the terrorist militia.

Dec 21 09:07

Trump orders Syria troop pull-out & Hollywood ‘liberals’ go bananas

The announcement by President Trump that US troops would be leaving Syria has been met with anger not just by neocons, but by Hollywood ‘liberals’ too. Aren’t progressives supposed to oppose wars and illegal occupations?

Of course, we have to be cautious. Trump’s announcement of a troop withdrawal from Syria, for now at least, is just words. We need to see evidence of soldiers leaving before we start to celebrate. We need to read the small print with a large Sherlock Holmes-style magnifying glass.

Even so, it’s a positive development as it marks a further winding down of the conflict. Some though don’t see it that way.

Dec 21 09:01

Trump blindsides Twitter with his 'singing farmer' persona throwback

US President Donald Trump tweeted a clip of himself and an actress dressed as farmers singing the Green Acres theme to celebrate the 2019 farm bill, catching the media off-guard amid tension over the coming government shutdown.

The clip, tagged #TBT for "throwback Thursday," dates from the 2005 Emmy Awards, when Hollywood had a rather more sanguine view of Trump, then at the height of his reality-TV stardom with "The Apprentice." His partner on stage is actress Megan Mullally of Will & Grace.

Dec 21 08:53

Trump Critics Call for Removal from Office over Syria Withdrawal

Critics of President Donald Trump’s decision Thursday to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria have begun to call for his removal from office — with one even referring to a military coup.

Conservative pundit Erick Erickson, a “Never Trumper” who rallied to the president’s side during the fight over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, suggested on Twitter that Trump would face a “military coup” in a “lesser country.”

Dec 21 08:52

James Comey Admits He Didn’t Tell Trump that Democrats Financed Dossier

In testimony, James Comey admitted that when he infamously briefed then President-elect Donald Trump about the controversial dossier, Comey did not inform the incoming president about who financed the document.
The detail, contained in a second round of Comey’s testimony released earlier this week, is particularly relevant since the embattled former FBI director admitted in testimony two weeks ago that he was aware the dossier authored by former British spy Christopher Steele was financed by Democrats who opposed Trump.

Comey’s seeming withholding of information from Trump about the political origins of the dossier raises further questions. Comey last year stated that he pushed back against a request from Trump to possibly investigate the origins of “salacious material” – meaning the dossier — that the agency possessed in the course of its investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That alone justified his firing!

Dec 21 08:52

Report: Netanyahu Failed to Persuade Trump to Reverse Syria Decision

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is said to have tried in vain to persuade President Donald Trump to walk back his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, a move that was met with significant “disappointment” in Jerusalem, Israeli media reported.

Israeli political figures have said that the move represents a possible blow to regional security, leaving the Jewish state to single-handedly combat the threat posed by the Iranian presence in the embattled country.

In Netanyahu’s public remarks, he said that he had spoken with both Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who “made it clear that they had other ways to express their influence in the arena.”

Dec 21 08:47

Anti-War Voices: Of Course Trump Should Withdraw US Troops From Syria... and Afghanistan and Yemen and Iraq and...

"The US has been waging endless war for a generation, wasting trillions of dollars and costing countless lives, and we're no better off for it."

Dec 21 08:44

Putin expects new US Congress to attack Trump

The new US Congress will surely attack US President Donald Trump, Russian leader Vladimir Putin said at his annual end-of-year news conference on Thursday.

"A new Congress will be sworn in and it can be said with one hundred percent certainty that the incumbent president will face new attacks," he said.

Dec 21 08:33

Trump to pull half of US troops from Afghanistan

US President Donald Trump has decided to pull about 7,000 troops from Afghanistan, a US official said Friday, but the Afghan presidency brushed off concerns the drawdown would affect security.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the US official told AFP that "roughly half" of the 14,000 US forces in Afghanistan would leave "within the next several months."

The move stunned and dismayed diplomats and officials in Kabul who are intensifying a push to end the 17-year conflict with the Taliban, which already controls vast amounts of territory and is causing "unsustainable" Afghan troop casualties.

Dec 21 02:25

MATTIS QUITS. ~ (*I mean; retires)

Pentagon chief Mattis quits, cites policy differences with Trump
Mattis tells Trump 'you have the right to have a defence chief whose views are better aligned with yours'.

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis abruptly announced his resignation on Thursday, a day after President Donald Trump overruled his advice against pulling troops out of Syria and pressed forward on discussions to withdraw forces from Afghanistan.

Mattis will leave by the end of February after two tumultuous years in the post, the latest high-profile exit to shake the Trump administration.

In his resignation letter, Mattis told Trump that he was leaving because "you have a right to have a Secretary of Defense whose views are better aligned with yours".

Trump wrote on Twitter that Mattis was retiring>>>

(*my money's on Nikki Haley , she's got that like minded , right stuff of which Secretary Mattis speaks )

Dec 20 15:41

US Military Trucks Leaving Syria: Sputnik International

After years surrounded in the swamp, Trump finally figures out who and what got him in there, and how to remain in office.

Dec 20 15:31

Trump Administration Is Considering Substantial Afghan Troop Drawdown

Trump Administration Is Considering Substantial Afghan Troop Drawdown

Dec 20 15:26

Deep State Surprised By Trump’s Withdraw From Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday he agrees with President Donald Trump that it's time for U.S. troops to leave Syria. If Putin likes this decision then the Deep State most certainly hates the move to withdraw from Syria. Lindsey Graham, the leader of the senate war hawks was caught completely by surprise and it was pure entertainment. NPR was calling it a bad move, proving that they are nothing more than controlled opposition.

Dec 20 14:15

Deep State Suprised By Trumps Withdraw From Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday he agrees with President Donald Trump that it's time for U.S. troops to leave Syria. If Putin likes this decision then the Deep State most certainly hates the move to withdraw from Syria.

Dec 20 12:24

BEXALERT!!!: Trump’s Syria surprise is a new attempt to distract from bad news at home

More Sedition.

Donald Trump’s decision to pull US troops out of Syria wasn’t vetted by the Pentagon, the State Department, Congress, or US allies, and his rationale for it is false, foreign policy experts and military veterans say.

Dec 20 09:34

COULTER UNLOADS: ‘A JOKE PRESIDENCY’ THAT ‘SCAMMED THE AMERICAN PEOPLE’ WITH PROMISES OF A WALL

On today’s podcast we cover a lot of ground. Bestselling author Ann Coulter talks about the apparent walk-back of President Donald Trump’s demand for $5 billion to build the border wall or he’ll allow the government to shut down, and she’s not happy. Without a wall, Coulter said she would not vote for Trump in 2020 and “it’ll just have been a joke presidency who scammed the American people, amused the populist for a while, but he’ll have no legacy whatsoever.”

Dec 20 09:33

Government Shutdown Update: Trump Veto Rumors Spread Through White House

Update – Now Republican leadership is considering a spending bill with full wall funding (Warning: strong language):

Dec 20 08:35

TREUMP ADMITS HIS MIDDLE EAST POLICY GUIDED BY ISRAELI INTERESTS

Trump Admits His Mideast Policy Guided by Israeli, not American, Interests

(*McCain's ghost must have stopped by The WH in The Wee Hours , dragging the chains he forged in life , or something !)

Dec 20 08:14

US Fails to Take Care of PTSD-Stricken Veterans Amid 'Epidemic' of Mass Shooting

Last month's shooting in Thousand Oaks and the speculation that shooter Ian David Long could have suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to his military background, has once again brought to the spotlight the concern that the US government has been reluctant to deal with its veterans’ health issues, let alone act on gun control.

Pattern in Mass Shootings

334 mass shootings in 355 days of the year 2018 – these are the grim statistics that unfortunately seem to have changed nothing in the United States in the Trump era.

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(*Foreign Agent Sputnik International GUILTY of leaking that statistic )

Dec 20 07:48

Putin Says Doesn't Know What US Withdrawal from Syria Really Means

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Commenting on Trump ordering US troops home from Syria, Putin said, "I don't know what US withdrawal from Syria means, Americans have been in Afghanistan for 17 years and every year they say they're withdrawing"
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(*it means you've got him in CHECK , for the time being , but also that you shouldn't get 'cocky' , because it looks obvious that he's going to try to line up his Turkish rook in retaliation )

Dec 20 07:29

US Forced to Withdraw from Syria after Failure in Plots

Secretary of the Syrian Parliament Khaled al-Abboud underlined that Washington has lost all its instruments to pressure Damascus, adding that failure of the US plots forced the country to leave Syria.

Abboud was quoted as saying by the Arabic-language service of Sputnik news agency on Thursday that the US decision to retreat from Syria was the result of its major defeat in the region, specially in plots against Damascus.

He added that Syria is the key to regional stability, noting that the US has lost all instruments used against Damascus.

Abboud said that Washington had no other option but to declare withdrawal from Syria after loosing all its keys and tools to attain goals.

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Dec 20 07:21

Turkish Army Reinvigorates Military Positions at Borders to Prepare for Operations in Eastern Syria

The Turkish army continues dispatching military convoys to the borders with Syria to kick off an assault on the Kurds in Eastern Euphrates as the US declared withdrawal from the Syrian territories.
Field sources in Northern Syria reported on Wednesday that the Turkish army has sent several more military convoys, including vehicles and personnel-carriers, to the borders with Syria.

They added that the military convoys which consisted of several military vehicles, personnel carriers and forces reached Hatay at the Southern borders with Syria from Gaziantep.

Also, one of the commanders of the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) namely Zakaria Qarsli said that the FSA militants stationed in Jarablus in Northern Aleppo are prepared for the zero hour to start the offensive in Eastern Euphrates, adding that the first target of the operations is Manbij in Northeastern Aleppo.

Meantime, the Arabic-language website of Sputnik quoted a Turkish military source as saying that based on an agreement between the US and Turkey, the American forces will withdraw from the bordering areas which will witness the first stage of the military operations.

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Dec 20 07:00

'Triumph for Erdogan' as US announces Syria pull-out

Trump's claim that ISIL has been defeated contradicted his own experts' assessments and shocked his Middle East allies.
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The departure of 2,000 US troops from Syria, where the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have acted as the United States' boots on the ground in the war on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS), will give Ankara greater scope to drive the Kurdish fighters away from its border.

Two days before the statement, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his US counterpart had responded positively to a his plan to invade the area of northeast Syria controlled by the SDF.

"There is little doubt that [Erdogan] welcomes it as a major diplomatic gain which clears the way for a third Turkish military advance into northern Syria," said Bulent Aliriza, director of the Center for Strategic and International Studies' Turkey Project in Washington.

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(*Prior to The Trump 60 Patriot missile strike on Syria of 2017 , the president informed us his intention was to leave Syria , and let others clean up our mess , for us .)

Dec 20 06:52

Sheldon Adelson’s $82 million+ donation bought U.S. Israel policies

A bet on Donald Trump for president may have seemed risky two years ago. But for billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, the payout has been spectacular.

The 85-year-old and his wife Miriam gave $82 million+ to Republicans and candidate Trump in 2016, and within two years watched their man execute two major Adelson asks: moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, and withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal.

This was accomplished in consultation with Adelson comprador John Bolton, who in December 2016 promised members of the American Friends of Beit El that Trump would not only move the embassy—declaring Jerusalem the true capital of Israel—but that he would not oppose any Jewish settlement expansion in the West Bank territories. Adelson is also credited with opening the door for Bolton’s appointment to national security adviser in March

Dec 20 06:42

Erdogan: New military operation in Syria to 'start at any moment'

Turkey may launch a new military operation in northern Syria at any moment, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, adding US President Donald Trump had given a positive response to Turkey's plans.

Erdogan's remarks on Monday came days after he announced Turkish forces would launch a new cross-border operation against the US-backed Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) to the east of the Euphrates River in northern Syria.

The YPG is considered a terrorist organisation by Ankara. American troops are also located to the east of the Euphrates River.

US clears $3.5bn Patriot missile sale to Turkey

Dec 20 05:45

US TO PULL TROOPS FROM SYRIA

Trump Steals Prize For Defeating ISIS
U.S. To Pull Troops From Syria Immediately

(*which , considering the history on POTUS Trump 'double talk' , could translate into "X"mas Eve we bomb the ____ out of them .)

Dec 19 21:06

STUNNER: Trump Middle-Class Tax Cut On Hold

Treasury secretary: Trump's middle-class tax cut on hold

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said a 10 percent tax cut for the middle class President Trump called for ahead of the midterm elections is on the back burner.

"I'm not going to comment on whether it is a real thing or not a real thing," Mnuchin told Bloomberg in an interview Tuesday. "I'm saying, for the moment, we have other things we're focused on."

Mnuchin said that the administration is putting the middle-class tax cut on the back-burner while the Department of the Treasury works with Congress on “some minor technical corrections,” like fixing mistakes in the 2017 tax overhaul.

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Dec 19 15:31

China Warns US Against ‘Turning Space Into the New Battleground'

US President Donald Trump's recent call for the creation of a new space agency within the Pentagon caught the attention of Chinese officials this week, and Beijing is stressing its concern that the US will weaponize space.

Hua Chunying, a spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, said on Wednesday that the move by the Trump administration would turn space into a "new battleground."

"China has consistently proposed the peaceful usage of space and opposes the weaponization of space and a space arms race," Hua said at a press briefing, AFP reported. "We oppose even further turning space into the new battleground."

Dec 19 13:04

John Cornyn Confirms Trump Will Sign Spending Deal Without Wall

Senator John Cornyn, the Senate Republican whip, has confirmed that Trump will sign a short-term spending deal to avert a government shutdown. The spending deal will contain no money for his proposed border wall.

Trump concedes on the wall

This morning, without any direction from the White House, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced a short-term spending measure that would keep the government open through the Friday shutdown deadline. This spending deal would expire in February, setting up a brand new spending fight when Nancy Pelosi is, presumably, the Speaker of the House.

Dec 19 10:28

Good news at last! Trump hails Senate for overwhelmingly passing bipartisan criminal justice reform bill as Ivanka congratulates husband Jared for his part in steering it through

President Donald Trump and his children have congratulated the Senate for passing a sweeping criminal justice reform bill, with Ivanka Trump praising her husband Jared Kushner for his role in steering the legislation.

The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 87-12 on Tuesday night, in a bid to address concerns that the nation's war on drugs had led to the imprisonment of too many Americans for non-violent crimes'

The Senate passage give Trump a signature policy victory, with the outcome hailed by scores of conservative and liberal advocacy groups. The House is expected to pass the bill this week, sending it to the president's desk for his signature.

Trump quickly spoke out in praise of the bill, saying he fully intended to sign it.

Dec 19 10:01

Scott Adams talks about Flynn, the Wence, Trump Charity, Sargon and Patreon, Climate, and Coffee.

Scott also talks about his 1997 book,The Dilbert Future, prediction of the media using assassination for ratings.

Dec 19 09:07

U.S. Military Preparing for a Full Withdrawal of Its Forces From Syria

The U.S. military is preparing to withdraw its forces from Syria, people familiar with the matter said Wednesday, a move that marks an abrupt reversal of the American military strategy in the Middle East.

U.S. officials began informing partners in northeastern Syria of their plans to begin an immediate pullout of American forces from the region where they have been trying to wrap up the campaign against Islamic State, the people said.

“The Pentagon has an order to move troops out of Syria as quickly as possible, “ a U.S. official said.

The White House didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on the move. But Mr. Trumpwrote on Twitter Wednesday morning that “We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency.”

Dec 19 08:45

Fox News’ Napolitano Says Trump is an ‘Unindicted Co-Conspirator’: ‘Ample Evidence’ to Indict POTUS

Judge Andrew Napolitano says President Donald Trump could face a “doomsday” over the various investigations surrounding him.

The Fox News senior judicial analyst gave an interview on Fox News earlier Monday in which he rebuked Rudy Giuliani for saying that Robert Mueller will never be allowed to interview the president. Hours later, he doubled down when he joined Fox News anchor Shepard Smith and said Trump could end up getting indicted over his most recent legal woes.

“Last week in a federal direct court here in New York City, a federal judge at the end of Michael Cohen‘s sentencing said the president orchestrated and paid for this crime,” Napolitano said.

“So you’re saying he’s an unindicted co-conspirator?” Smith asked.

Dec 19 08:44

Is Canada Huawei Arrest Attempt to Sabotage Trump Xi Talks?

The arrest of the CFO of the China’s largest telecoms equipment company, Huawei, carries hallmarks of deep state or behind-the-scenes sabotage designed to rupture recent progress between US President Trump and China President Xi Jinping on strategic issues. Here are some elements of the case that smack of insider sabotage from the US side, with complicity of Five Eyes member Canada.

Dec 19 08:24

President Trump: Replace The Dollar With Gold As The Global Currency To Make America Great Again?

Inside President Trump’s otherwise “standard Trump stump speech” at CPAC was nestled what might be a most intriguing observation:

Global cooperation, dealing with other countries, getting along with other countries is good, it’s very important. But there is no such thing as a global anthem, a global currency or a global flag. This is the United States of America that I’m representing.

There’s a keen insight in there that could, just maybe, transform our lives, America, and the world. No “global currency?” Was this, with the poetic observation that “there is no such thing as a global anthem…or a global flag,” just a trope? Or could it contain a political portent with potential high impact on world financial markets? Let’s drill down.

Dec 19 08:15

Donald Trump might be the dimmest President the US has ever had

President Donald Trump does not read - except in small doses and when his own name appears prominently. Prior to the presidency, his only activities were work and golf. He does not mingle with intellectuals, cultural trend-setters or artists.

It should come as no surprise - and it has not - that he is sorely lacking in sophistication, knowledge of the world, understanding of government and a rudimentary grasp of economics.

Sitting atop arguably the great resource on the planet - the body of knowledge retained by American government experts on everything from economics to medicine to military history - he remains blissfully ignorant on a range of subjects.

Dec 19 08:03

UK Peers Warn of 'Longer-Lasting' Damage to US Ties if Trump Stays President

A Lords select committee that scrutinises the country's international relations has spoken out on recent geopolitical shifts and Britain's place in the tumultuous global community. Specifically, it stressed that the Trump administration's policies have been negatively influencing US-UK relations.

The House of Lords Select Committee on International Relations issued a 117-page report on Tuesday focused on wide-ranging issues, from international relations to cybersecurity, and from the rise of China to the "Russian threat".

The paper in large part is dedicated to London's ties with Washington, its closest and biggest ally, and says that the UK should "continue to resist US challenges to the multilateral system" and seek to boost key international institutions such as the UN, NATO and the WTO.

Dec 18 13:34

White House briefing with Sarah Sanders 12-18 - full video

REPORTER: “I guess I’m wondering, using terms like ‘rat’ and things like that to talk about people who are cooperating witnesses with the FBI –”

SARAH SANDERS: “—for people who are dishonest and lying, I mean, it seems like a pretty appropriate term.”

Sanders: GOP needs to stand up against corrupt Comey

The White House wants to avoid a partial government shutdown and will look to other ways to fund the border wall, WH press secretary Sarah Sanders says

Dec 18 12:47

China Warns of Escalation Over Huawei Incident

EU countries, Japan, South Korea, Canada, and most other nations are virtual US colonies, co-opted to do Washington’s bidding – even when harming their own interests.

Canada’s unacceptable arrest and detention of Huawei Technologies’ chief financial officer Sabrina Meng Wanzhou was all about Ottawa acting as a US proxy, serving its aim to aid corporate America against foreign competition – by whatever it takes to give US enterprises an international advantage by fair or foul means.

China warned of “grave consequences” if Meng isn’t unconditionally released. If extradited to America as the Trump regime demands, she faces potential longterm imprisonment over Huawei allegedly circumventing illegal US sanctions on Iran.

No nations or enterprises anywhere should observe them. Going along with illegal US actions amounts to complicity with its imperial agenda, its hot and cold war on one country after another.

Dec 18 12:28

Trump White House Indicating It’s Willing to Fold on Wall Funding

President Trump and his administration are signaling that they may fold on the requested funding for the border wall in order to keep the government open.

Dec 18 12:24

BORDER HELL: DEMOCRATS CHOOSE TREASON OVER AMERICANS

The border wall battle will likely define the Trump Presidency when it’s all said and done.

On one hand, a populist President has tirelessly railed against the unprotected U.S. border while the Democrats, who supported border protection in the past, have chosen to promote their rampant hatred for the President.

Dec 18 12:22

Lavrov Denounces Poroshenko’s Plans to Attack Crimea

Russia has been made aware that countries such as the United States are actively working at the present moment to stage further attacks and provocations to bring international attention and force a reaction from Russia. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov denounced the preparation by Kiev of a provocation in Crimea by the end of the year, while denying the possibility of a conflict between his country and Ukraine, although he said that Moscow will respond forcefully, in the event that provocative actions are carried out, he promised.

“It is our border and in no way allow Petro Poroshenko to try, as he claims, to defend their interests and thus violate the rights of the Crimeans, obtained in accordance with international law”, he said. In March 2014, the overwhelming majority of the population of Crimea and the special area of ??Sevastopol spoke in favor of leaving Ukraine and the subsequent return to Russian jurisdiction.

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Dec 18 11:47

Michael Flynn Is Owed an Apology

Remember when Michael Flynn was a traitor? It was early 2017. Democrats were still stinging from their defeat at the hands of Donald Trump. Every day, it seemed, brought news of another contact between Trumpworld and Russia.

Flynn, a retired three-star general, was forced to resign after serving less than a month as Trump’s national security adviser. He was said to have colluded with Russians during the presidential transition. For this he was defamed as a Russian agent and mocked as a bumbling Benedict Arnold. Former officials of Barack Obama’s administration hinted that Flynn had been compromised.

As it turns out, none of this was true.

Dec 18 11:39

A Justice Department Coup?

Justice Department careerists, led by special counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, have now served notice that they are targeting the presidency of Donald J. Trump.

Not over his behavior regarding Russians, which was their legal rationale for rooting through the business dealings and personal lives of his campaign manager, lawyer, and family. No, prosecutors are seeking to criminalize Trump’s extracurricular activities with American women, two in particular: Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal.

Dec 18 11:15

Trump administration moves to ban bump stocks

The Trump administration moved Tuesday to officially ban bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms, and has made them illegal to possess beginning in late March.

The devices will be banned under a federal law that prohibits machine guns, according to a senior Justice Department official.

Bump stocks became a focal point of the national gun control debate after they were used in October 2017 when a man opened fired from his Las Vegas hotel suite into a crowd at a country music concert below, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds more in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

The regulation, which was signed by Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker on Tuesday morning, will go into effect 90 days after it is formally published in the Federal Register, which is expected to happen on Friday, the Justice Department official said.

Dec 18 11:14

US Funds to Pay Palestinians to Vacate the West Bank? Israel Lobby Group Has a Plan

“A plan to redirect U.S. foreign aid from supporting Palestinian refugees through UNRWA to paying Palestinians to leave the West Bank so that Israel’s own radical religious right can annex the occupied territory is morally outrageous and destined to fail.” – Debra Shushan, Americans for Peace Now

A relatively unknown pro-Israel lobby organization in the U.S. with close ties to Vice President Mike Pence has been lobbying high-ranking members of Congress and the White House to support a plan that has been likened to a “U.S.-funded ethnic cleansing plan in Palestine.”

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(*This sounds like a take-away from The George Soros Playbook !)

Dec 18 10:45

Trump, The Quintessential American

(*NO! It's not a GQ End Of The Year / Gala Holiday Issue article !)

Dec 18 10:41

Fox News Legal Analyst Warns Trump Of ‘Doomsday’ Scenario In Mueller Probe

Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano predicted that President Donald Trump will be speaking soon to special counsel Robert Mueller “one way or another.”

And he warned team Trump that if the president doesn’t submit to an interview, he’ll be facing a grand jury.

Napolitano told Fox News anchor Shepard Smith that if Trump agrees to an interview, his legal team would be with him. They could stop, leave the room and confer after every question.

Before a grand jury, the president would face questions alone.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

FOX and Napolitano are turning against Trump.

Dec 18 10:29

MAJOR: Trump Plans To Withdraw Occupying Troops From Syria

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has stated that US President Donald Trump will be withdrawing US troops from Syria. Washington has not yet commented on this statement.

“US President Donald Trump plans to withdraw [the troops] from Syria,” the minister said on Sunday.

The coalition of more than 70 countries led by the US is claiming to be carrying out military operations against terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq. Coalition attacks in Syria are not authorized by Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government or by the UN Security Council, and instead has killed thousands of civilians and Syrian Army soldiers who are fighting against Al-Qaeda and ISIS. Turkey are also illegally operating with their military in Syria to fight against Kurdish forces.

Dec 18 10:24

Trump Foundation Agrees To Dissolve Amid A "Shocking Pattern Of Illegality"

President Trump's charity, the Donald J. Trump Foundation, has agreed to dissolve amid allegations from the New York Attorney General's office that it engaged in a "shocking pattern of illegality."

However, New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced on Tuesday that her office will continue to pursue its lawsuit against the foundation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And about that Clinton Foundation?

Dec 18 10:23

Trump will "Absolutely" Shut Down the Government: OK, So What Will Close?

Here’s what to expect in a Government Shutdown.

The Postal Service is an independent agency, so it won’t be affected in any government shutdown.

Air-traffic controllers still will be on the job and customs and border agents will continue working at border crossings.

Amtrak, a government-owned corporation, also will operate as usual.
Those who want to go to national parks and federally operated museums could find popular places closed or hours curtailed.

The national zoos may close but the zoo’s animal caretakers always are considered essential.

Food-safety inspections continue but could be curtailed if a shutdown lingers.

Social Security benefits still go out, as will Medicare services and benefits from programs such as the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program and Women, Infants and Children for at least as long as some carryover money in the states or the federal accounts are available.

Dec 18 10:00

Israel developing ‘offensive missiles’ that can reach ‘anywhere’ in the Middle East – Netanyahu

(I would like to address my American Friends residing in The USA . These Are Your Tax Dollars At Work !
and we thank you !)

Dec 18 09:18

Greenwald: Texas School Speech Pathologist Refused to Sign a Pro-Israel Oath Lost Her Job

Texas School Speech Pathologist Refused to Sign a Pro-Israel Oath, Now Mandatory in Many States — so She Lost Her Job

A children’s speech pathologist who has worked for the last nine years with developmentally disabled, autistic, and speech-impaired elementary school students in Austin, Texas, has been told that she can no longer work with the public school district, after she refused to sign an oath vowing that she “does not” and “will not” engage in a boycott of Israel or “otherwise tak[e] any action that is intended to inflict economic harm” on that foreign nation. A lawsuit on her behalf was filed early Monday morning in a federal court in the Western District of Texas, alleging a violation of her First Amendment right of free speech

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(*What's an oath to not engage in a boycott of Israel got to do with making THIS Country great again ? )

Dec 18 09:04

IRAN: First VP Stresses US Failure in Destabilizing Iranian Economy

Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri underlined that Washington attempted to stir chaos in Iran's economy by imposing the hardest-ever sanctions against the country, but to no avail.

"The Americans are aware that Iran can resolve its problems and therefore, they imposed the hardest-ever sanctions all throughout the history against the Iranian nation, but Iran is still standing on its feet," Jahangiri said, addressing a ceremony in Tehran on Tuesday.

He stressed the Iranian government's efforts to turn the economic turbulence created after the US withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal into stability, and said, "Fortunately, today we are witnessing signs of reviving stability to the country's economy."

Earlier this month, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stressed Washington's failure to prevent his country's oil exports, expressing pleasure that crude sales had even increased after the US sanctions.

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Dec 18 08:59

Woman Who Climbed Statue Of Liberty To Protest Trump’s Immigration Policy Convicted

A woman who climbed the Statue of Liberty’s base July 4 to protest President Donald Trump’s immigration policy and claimed she couldn’t bear the thought of “children in cages” received her conviction Monday.

Judge Gabriel Gorenstein announced the decision after Therese Okoumou, 44, testified Monday. She was convicted of misdemeanor charges and could be in prison for up to 18 months, The Associated Press reported Monday.

Dec 18 08:58

President Trump Not Giving Senate Republicans Direction on Shutdown

President Trump is keeping Senate Republicans in the dark when it comes to what kind of spending bill he’s willing to sign to keep the government open. The deadline for passing a spending bill is this Friday.

Dec 18 08:53

Chris Matthews Predicts Trump Could Resign ‘In The Coming Weeks’

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews said Monday that President Donald Trump could resign as part of a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller.

Matthews said Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump could be the “next dominoes to fall” in the investigation and could face prosecution and possible prison time.

Then, he speculated:

“But what if the prosecutor were to offer the president an alternative. What if he were to say he would let the children walk if the old man does the same? That would mean giving up the presidency in exchange for acquittals all around ? not just for himself, but for all his kids.”

He said Trump may have to take a page out of the book of former Vice President Spiro Agnew, who resigned in 1973 as part of a deal with prosecutors to avoid prison time in a tax evasion case.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Spiro Agnew was targeted to get him out of the Vice Presidency so that Nixon could get Gerald Ford in. The reason was simple. Nixon needed to protect the links from Watergate to the JFK assassination and he knew he could count on Ford, a member of the Warren Commission, to keep those secrets after Nixon resigned.

Dec 18 08:49

Marking 40 years of reform, Xi says China won't be dictated to

Looking back at the path taken by this county over the past four decades, it's easy to realise that freedom is not easily earned and once you have it, you never want to lose it - never again.

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(*but when Their freedom cuts into Our corporate profit margins , its time for Trump to aggressively Tweet back a response !)

Dec 17 15:33

Poll Shows Democrats Prefer Michelle Obama and Oprah to Hillary

A new poll of Iowa Democrats shows they have little appetite for another Hillary Clinton presidential run, preferring to see Michelle Obama or even Oprah Winfrey run.

The poll, conducted in conjunction with the Des Moines Register, CNN, and Mediacom, presents four individuals to the prospective voter and asks if that person would add or detract from the 2020 presidential race.

The results were a remarkable statement on the two-time presidential failure.

While 76 percent thought Michelle Obama would add to the race, and 40 percent thought Oprah would be a good addition, just 25 percent felt the same about Hillary. Only Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz fared worse, a mere 17 percent thinking he’d uplift the race. It should be noted he had the most ‘unsure’ votes, however.

Dec 17 15:07

Growing US public support for one state shared equally by Israelis and Palestinians falls on deaf ears

Jonathan Cook says Americans and other Westerners are waking up to Israel’s ugly racist and expansionist reality, and that a growing number understand that it is time for a new, single state model that ends Israel’s treatment of Jews as separate from and superior to Palestinians.>>

Dec 17 12:45

MUELER DROPPING RUSSIA PROBE

Mueller Dropping Russia Probe, Says Trump Working for Israel and Saudis
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The real money trail that initially led to Russia has now branched out, it goes to Israel, to Saudi Arabia, to the UAE and even the “Russia trail” may not be a trail at all. It may well be fake.

You see, many of those investigated as Russians, always listed as “close to Putin,” are, in actuality, more closely tied to Trump supporters Semion Mogilevich and Felix Sater, listed as Russian crime bosses who are both Israeli citizens with long histories of working with the Mossad.

Mogilevich, who “works” the fake Russian pro-Trump network, according to our sources, on behalf of Israel, has been on the FBI 10 Most Wanted list since 2009 for murder, extortion, prostitution, drug and weapons trafficking.

Felix Sater, his protégé, is an advisor to Donald Trump and controls Bayrock Group, Trump’s partner in “Trump Soho.” Sater, now an FBI informant, was named Jewish Man of the Year in 2010 and 2014.

Sater was found guilty of racketeering in 1998 and avoided prison>>>

Dec 17 11:16

Tulsi Gabbard: "I'm Seriously Considering" Running For President | Hardball | MSNBC

Dec 17 08:35

Bolton: No Trump-Putin Meeting While Russia Holds Ukrainian Ships, Sailors

>>>Bolton says there will be no meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin while Moscow still holds the Ukrainian ships and sailors it seized near Crimea.

"I don’t see circumstances in the foreseeable future where such a meeting could take place until the ships and the crews are released," Bolton told reporters on December 13.

Russia seized three Ukrainian Navy ships on November 25 and arrested 24 sailors in the Kerch Strait that links the Black Sea with the Sea of Azov.

Moscow alleged that the vessels had illegally entered Russian territorial waters near the Crimea region, which Russia occupied and annexed from Ukraine in 2014.

Ukraine and most UN member states do not recognize the annexation.

NATO has pledged support for Ukraine's navy>>>

Dec 17 08:21

Saudi Prince Planning Netanyahu Meeting, Hosted By Trump

Report claims Saudi Crown Prince planning 'game-changing' meeting with Israeli Prime Minister, to be hosted by Donald Trump.

Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, is planning a “game-changing” meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, the Middle East Eye reported Thursday.

According to the London-based, Qatari-funded outlet, the sources in the Saudi kingdom claimed that the Crown Prince is “seriously considering” a “game-changing” meeting with Netanyahu, which would be hosted by President Donald Trump.

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Dec 17 08:17

Trump Slams Fed On Eve Of Rate Decision: "Incredible" Fed Hiking With "World Blowing Up"

On the eve of Wednesday's Fed decision, President Trump is once again bashing the Federal Reserve over its plans to raise interest rates at a time when markets are already in chaos and the "world is blowing up" thanks in part to the central bank's "double-barreled blitz" of higher rates and tighter liquidity.

But instead of insinuating that Fed Chairman Jerome Powell is trying to undermine the administration, the president ticked off a reasonable list of factors that should give a truly "data-dependent" Fed reason to reconsider.

Instead of moving ahead with more rate hikes, Trump said the Fed should "Take the Victory!" Trump said.

Dec 17 08:11

Russian Foreign Minister Believes US Policy on Russia Was Delegated to Bolton

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that US Foreign Secretary Mike Pompeo appeared to not be involved in the US policy on Russia anymore with such functions delegated to US National Security Adviser John Bolton.

"As for Pompeo, you know, I have not spoken to him for a long time. I have a feeling that he is no longer engaged in foreign policy course on Russia … So far, the policy on Russia has been clearly delegated to John Bolton," Lavrov told the Komsomolskaya Pravda radio station.

Dec 17 07:42

US Planning a Return: Libyans Should Consider Themselves Warned

US Marines Colonel Adam L. Chalkley, commanding officer of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa, says conditions are improving on the ground in Libya for the return of an American diplomatic post, six years after the US envoy was killed there in an attack on the Benghazi consulate.

Of course, this is never about “a reintroduction of a diplomatic mission in the war-torn country”. Because of the bogus US-led War on Terror, half of Libya is in ruins – just like the rest of the region. The War Party in Washington only wants to make sure the rest of the country also falls deeper into chaos and division. Simply put, under this policy, Libyans are disposable, foreign-backed terrorism has forced much of Libya towards utter chaos, Yemen is near-collapse levels, and Afghanistan, Syria and Yemen are in a state of helplessness.

Strange enough, defenceless civilians in these failed states still find themselves being blamed for their misfortunes>>>

Dec 17 06:36

Trump's Saudi Saber Dance Partners Denounce US Senate Vote

Saudi denounces US Senate vote as 'blatant interference'
US senators backed measure accusing MBS of ordering Khashoggi's murder, urged end to support for Saudi-led Yemen war.

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The Senate's move last week dealt a new warning to US President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly signalled his backing for the Saudi leadership even amid a mounting outcry the killing of Khashoggi, a critic of the powerful Prince Mohammed, and the devastating Yemen conflict.

"The recent position of the United States Senate, which has been built on baseless allegations and accusations, includes blatant interference in its internal affairs and the role of the kingdom at the regional and international level," the foreign ministry said in a statement released by the Saudi Press Agency on Monday.
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Saudi Arabia launched a massive aerial campaign against Yemen's Houthi rebels in March 2015, aimed at restoring the government of exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

Since then, the US has been helping the Saudi-UAE military alliance with weaponry and logistical support>>>

Dec 17 05:53

Whitewashing George HW Bush's legacy

There is much wrong that Bush did and the media should not try to cover it up after his death.

If "the present conducts the past the way a conductor conducts an orchestra," bringing forward "these particular sounds, or those, and no others" - as the great Italian novelist Italo Svevo observed in an often quoted metaphor - then American mainstream media's posthumous treatment of George HW Bush can only be described as a one-note symphony of glorification, contrasting the 41st president's supposed virtues with the vices of the office's current occupant. "The only part of [the past] that is highlighted," as Svevo had noted, "is that part that has been summoned up to illumine, and to distract us from, the present."

Among the instruments of selective historical memorialisation is the taboo against speaking ill of the dead -which is articulated as a universal principle but applied, in reality, with extreme partiality.
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But for Bush, who had the privilege of directing acts of mass violence from afar, the abuses and atrocities tarnishing his leadership have been treated as mere footnotes to the main story - if they are accorded any attention at all. While commentators have fawned over cartoons depicting Bush's projected arrival in heaven, they have erased the victims consigned to hell on Earth by his policies.

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Dec 16 16:01

THE 911 GRAND JURY IS A GO!!! SEE THE EVIDENCE...

This is the full list of 57 Grand Jury Petition Exhibits, both PDF and Video types as presented to the U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York on April 10, 2018. Click the exhibit number to see the exhibit on the website for the Lawyers' Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, whom filed the petition with several family members. Link above newer than than video below

Dec 16 09:58

Interior Secretary Zinke Stepping Down Amid Ethics Inquiry

Trump's Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke - who rode a horse to the Department of the Interior on his first day of work - has notified the White House he intends to step down amid an ethics investigation by the Interior Department's inspector general into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest, Bloomberg reported on Saturday morning with the president confirming the departure by tweet moments later.

Dec 16 09:56

Sinking Ship: Trump Allies Drop Out as Fraud Investigation Closes In - Reports

Former supporters of the US president are turning evidence and jumping ship following reports that investigators now have Trump’s tax records, as well as the cooperation of the Trump family’s financial officers, lawyers and former business allies.

As an ongoing investigation into the financial doings of US President Donald Trump and his family ratchets up following Democratic wins in the 2018 November midterms, various allies, supporters and fellow travelers of the beleaguered American leader are playing turncoat with increasing regularity, according to reports.

Dec 16 09:51

‘American System is Desperate for an Enemy’ - Scholar on Bolton's Accusations

US National Security Advisor John Bolton in a speech unveiled the US strategy to counter Chinese and Russian influence in Africa. He accused Moscow and Beijing of deliberately and aggressively targeting their investments in the region to gain a competitive advantage over the US.

The American official claimed that China was using bribes, opaque agreements and the strategic use of debt to hold states in Africa captive to Beijing's wishes and demands. In addition, Bolton announced a new program, "Prosper Africa", to support American investment across the continent and provide alternatives to Chinese projects.

Radio Sputnik has discussed this new plan with Ian Taylor, a professor in International Relations and African Political Economy at the School of International Relations at the University of St. Andrews in Fife, Scotland.

Dec 16 09:49

Preacher with Joel Osteen's Lakewood church who worked with Donald Trump now under fire for giving his wife a $200,000 Lamborghini as an anniversary gift

A South Carolina pastor who still preaches occasionally at Joel Osteen's famed Lakewood Church became emotional defending his extravagant purchase of a $200,000 Lamborghini Urus for his wife's wedding anniversary gift after coming under fire for its excess.

John Gray of Relentless Church in Greenville, South Carolina, received a social media backlash after a video of him presenting his wife, Aventer Gray, with the keys to the luxury vehicle during their 8th anniversary vow renewal was posted online.

'Pastor buys his wife, you know, this expensive car,' The pastor said in an impassioned Instagram video now taken down. 'First of all, it wasn't a pastor that bought the car. It was a husband that bought the car. Get that in your spirit.'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note the attempt to drag Trump into this mess.

Dec 16 05:06

Trump’s Anti-Iran Policy Proving US Influence in Decline

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday that Iran with the lowest defense spending in the Middle East is the strongest country of the region, while the US with the highest military budget in the world is unable to stop Iran’s growth which shows that the US’ power and influence is waning.

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif reiterated that Trump, president of a country with the highest military budget in the world, sends representatives to various countries forcing them into stopping business with Iran, which indicates the ebbing of US influence and power.

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(*LISTEN FOR IT: "The quickest way to end the war is lose" )

Dec 16 04:52

Pressures on Iran's Missile Power Due to US Disappointment at Military Action

Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said the US is using Iran's missile program as a pretext to pressure and weaken Tehran as Washington has been disappointed at the military option against Iran.

"Today, the enemies have grown disappointed at military threats and their pressures on Iran's missiles are becuase of their despair. But we do know very well that we can never neglect the defense power even for one moment," General Hatami said, addressing a forum in Tehran on Sunday.

He added that the US and its allies wanted to use the terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria to hit a blow to the Islamic Revolution but Iran's supports for the legal governments in those countries foiled enemies' plots and created the resistance pivot.

Iran has taken long strides in production of different missiles despite the US sanctions.

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Dec 15 12:46

Yikes

It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma

Dec 15 12:19

Trump faces pushback after saying he may intervene in arrest of Huawei executive

U.S. President Donald Trump is facing pushback for saying on Tuesday that he might intervene in a legal case involving the chief financial official of Chinese telco giant Huawei Technologies — if such a move would help Washington secure a trade deal with Beijing.

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on Wednesday warned the U.S. not to politicize extradition cases, saying that the legal process should not be hijacked for political purposes.

“Our extradition partners should not seek to politicize the extradition process or use it for ends other than the pursuit of justice and following the rule of law,” she said when asked about Trump’s interview with Reuters where he reportedly said he would intervene in the case if it helped secure a trade deal with Beijing.

Dec 15 11:10

Trump Announces Major Deal In Works With China

US President Donald Trump said that China wants to conclude a major and comprehensive deal with the United States, and the signing of the agreement may occur quite soon, Trump wrote today on Twitter.

Today, it was announced that China will freeze the introduction of additional customs tariffs on imports of cars and components from the United States for 90 days, according to a statement by the relevant committee at the State Council of China.

“From January 1 to March 31, 2019, the increase in duties for goods 116 and 67 will be suspended by 25 and 5%, respectively,” the TASS news agency reported on Friday, December 14.

Dec 14 17:18

Trump appoints budget director and self-proclaimed ‘right-wing nutjob’ Mulvaney as chief of staff

A former South Carolina Congressman, Mulvaney was quite open about where his loyalties lay, telling an American Bankers Association conference in April: “We had a hierarchy in my office in Congress. If you’re a lobbyist who never gave us money, I didn’t talk to you.”

“If you’re a lobbyist who gave us money, I might talk to you.”

When Mulvaney introduced himself to economic adviser Gary Cohn as “a right-wing nutjob,” it was clearly meant in humor, but he told Politico he is proud of his extremism.

“I don’t think anyone in this administration is more of a right-wing conservative than I am.”

His budget-slashing ideas have made it into many of the administration’s proposals, and he continues to push for even deeper cuts to Social Security and Medicare despite Trump’s campaign promises to leave those programs alone.

Dec 14 14:19

White House Floats Kushner Chief of Staff

Jared Kushner Possible Candidate for White House Chief of Staff

(*What was it , Ann Coulter said , earlier ?)

Dec 14 12:05

Trump Considering Son-In-Law Jared Kushner For Next Chief Of Staff

Having run through his first choices for his chief of staff vacancy without any luck, President Donald Trump is considering his own son-in-law for the job.

Jared Kushner, the husband of Trump’s daughter Ivanka and already an official White House adviser, met with Trump Wednesday about the job, a top Republican close to the White House told HuffPost. He and two others close to Trump or the White House who confirmed Kushner’s interest in the position did so on condition of anonymity to discuss the president’s staffing considerations freely.

Kushner has been pushing his own candidacy with Trump, citing his work on a criminal justice reform package and a claimed ability to work with Democrats, one person said. “I don’t know why he thinks that, when the Democrats are mainly going to be coming after Trump,” the source said.

The White House did not respond to HuffPost’s queries about Kushner’s prospects for the job.

Dec 14 11:46

Klayman Says Dems Want Impeachment to Win 2020 Presidential Election!

Dec 14 11:28

REVEALED: Trump's inauguration is probed for 'accepting cash-for-access from Middle Eastern nations like Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE' after secret recording made by Michael Cohen is found by prosecutors

Federal prosecutors are reportedly looking into whether some of the top donors to Trump's 2017 inauguration gave money in exchange for access to his administration, policy concessions or to influence the administration.

The inquiry is particularly focusing on Middle Eastern donors like Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

According to The New York Times, investigators are trying to determine whether those nations used straw donors to disguise their donations to President Donald Trump's inaugural committee and the pro-Trump super PAC, Rebuilding America Now, in hopes of buying influence.

Foreign nations are prohibited from contributing to federal campaigns, PACs and inaugural funds by law.

Dec 14 11:27

Trump Inaugural Committee Under Feds' Microscope For Potential Corruption - WSJ

Federal investigators are probing US President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee to find out if money donated to it or spent by it was used for corrupt purposes, the Wall Street Journal revealed Thursday.

The committee for funding the celebration expenses associated with Trump's inauguration to the presidency in January 2017 raised a record amount of money: $107 million, more than twice what his predecessor, Barack Obama, raised in 2008, which was itself a record. That money, raised from donations, was spent paying for reservations, caterers, entertainment, and a host of other expenses.

Dec 14 10:57

I AIN’T GOT NO QUARREL WITH THEM RUSSIANS

The entire anti-Russia brouhaha has reminded me of what Mohammad Ali stated after receiving notice from his local draft board that he was being forced to serve in the U.S. military during the Vietnam War. Ali declared. “I ain’t got no quarrel with them Vietcong.”

Ali had a point. After all, what had the Vietcong done to him or any other American? No Vietcong had ever come to the United States and attacked civilians, soldiers, or CIA or NSA agents. No Viet Cong had ever expressed any interest in invading and conquering the United States and taking over the federal government and the nation’s public-school systems. All that they were doing was trying to win a civil war that would put the entire country under the rule of Ho Chi Minh, a declared communist.

Dec 14 10:07

Pelosi: House Will ‘Take the First Steps’ to Get Trump Tax Returns in January

Thursday during her weekly briefing, House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters Democrats will begin the process to get President Donald Trump’s tax returns when they take control of the House of Representatives in January.

Pelosi said that the House Ways and Means Committee will “take the first steps.”

She added, “Yes, there is popular demand for the Congress to request the president’s tax returns. They will have their path as we go forward. I’m sure the White House will resist, so the question is, where do we go from there?”

Dec 14 09:39

Christopher Steele: Hillary Clinton was preparing to challenge 2016 election results

British ex-spy Christopher Steele, who wrote the Democrat-financed anti-Trump dossier, said in a court case that he was hired by a Democratic law firm in preparation for Hillary Clinton challenging the results of the 2016 presidential election.

He said the law firm Perkins Coie wanted to be in a position to contest the results based on evidence he unearthed on the Trump campaign conspiring with Moscow on election interference.

His scenario is contained in a sealed Aug. 2 declaration in a defamation law suit brought by three Russian bankers in London. The trio’s American attorneys filed his answers Tuesday in a libel lawsuit in Washington against the investigative firm Fusion GPS, which handled the former British intelligence officer.

Dec 14 09:22

Trump The Fighter

Finally we have a Republican President who is willing to fight back against the swamp. Willing to fight back against the big government, open borders Democrats led by Cryin’ Chuck and Nancy.

Just the other day, we were finally given a glimpse into what President Trump deals with behind closed doors – we watched the kabuki theater in action as Chuck and Nancy groveled like children before our President. For the first time in my life I saw a President stand strong with the courage of his convictions as he looked them both in the eye and told them that unless he got what he wanted – funding for the border wall – he would SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wish Trump was a fighter in other areas, like ending corruption and the wars.

Dec 14 09:21

Trump Defends Flynn – ‘He Didn’t Lie, Mueller Pushed That Claim’

President Trump, responding to new allegations that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was coerced into forgoing a lawyer during an interview with the FBI, claims “he didn’t lie” and it was Special Counsel Robert Mueller who pushed the claim.

“Well, the FBI said Michael Flynn, a general and a great person, they said he didn’t lie,” Trump said at a White House meeting with governors-elect.

“And Mueller said: ‘Well, maybe he did,'” he continued. “And now they’re all having a big dispute, so I think it’s a great thing that the judge is looking into that situation. It’s an honor for a lot of terrific people.”

It is the strongest defense of Flynn coming from the President since new court filings have forced people to look at the handling of the case with fresh eyes. Trump stated last year that he had to fire Flynn for lying to the FBI, but new revelations suggest the general wasn’t afforded a right to counsel and wasn’t aware that he was being officially interviewed.

Dec 14 06:44

Beijing slams US legislation demanding easier access to Tibet for American journalists, tourists

.Washington has ‘grossly interfered’ in China’s domestic affairs, foreign ministry says
.Bill wins bipartisan support as it passes through US Congress and now awaits approval by President Donald Trump

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(*who'll appease Them with his signature , and appease the rest of us by saying it's their fault he signed the legislative disaster !)

US Meltdown Over Russian TU-160s In Venezuela

Dec 14 05:37

Pentagon Considers Illegally Occupied Syrian Areas US Territory

Bipartisan hardliners in Washington consider all areas occupied by Pentagon forces virtual US territory, subject to its will under its rules, defying the sovereign rights of nations, fundamental international law, and its own Constitution.

Northern and southern parts of Syrian territory are illegally occupied by US forces, intending to stay indefinitely. More on this below.

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