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May 08 10:16

Grewal: The President's Tax Returns

This Article examines whether congressional committees enjoy the unrestricted authority to demand a President’s tax returns. It concludes that they do not. Though a federal statute seemingly compels the IRS to furnish, on request, anyone’s tax returns to some congressional committees, a statute cannot transcend the constitutional limits on Congress’s investigative authority. Congress enjoys a near-automatic right to review a President’s tax returns only in the impeachment context.

After analyzing the general constitutional principles, the Article briefly examines the House Ways & Means Committee’s disputed request for President Trump’s tax return information.

May 08 10:11

Trump Derangement Syndrome Blocks Action On Immigration, Higher Ed Crises (They're Related)

So I sit down after dinner to watch some political shows on TV. What are they talking about? The Mueller Report. Still talking about it, still getting heated about it. I get to thinking about the opportunity cost of all the anti-Trump passion that is still, after more than two years, roiling our national legislature. Two issues, immigration and Higher Ed, are most urgently in need of legislative and/or Executive Action. We’re not getting it, though, as long as so much of our political energy is going into this tiresome campaign to find President Trump guilty of something—anything.

May 08 10:04

Someone Leaked 10 Years Of Trump’s Tax Info To The New York Times

Someone leaked 10 years’ worth of President Donald Trump’s tax information to The New York Times, and the paper reported Tuesday that Trump’s core businesses lost $1.17 billion from 1985 to 1994.

The Times said it received “information contained in the returns from someone who had legal access to it” and “confirmed significant findings using other public documents.”

The information is not from the more recent time period House Democrats are demanding to see. The Treasury Department again refused to provide House Democrats access to Trump’s tax returns Monday.

May 08 09:29

Scott Adams: China, Iran, NK, Trump Taxes, Socialism, Coffee, and Guns

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1126125111462047745

Gun control proposal: Make it illegal for Democrats to own guns
Why would Dems object? Solves half the problem
Another Proposal: ALL gun owners REQUIRED to join NRA
They promote gun safety, responsible use, important stuff
NRA membership is essentially gun control and safety
Jerry Nadler and Congressional Oversight
Manufacturing crimes and stalking President Trump
People are being manipulated into committing crimes…
…without even realizing they’re committing a crime
NYT legally obtained some…illegally obtained, Presidential tax info
If you understand business and taxes, smart, legal tax stuff
If you understand finance, nothing unusual in his taxes
China is smart, nobody says they aren’t
They’re stalling for time, wearing down the other side

May 07 11:42

'I'd Call That Spying': CIA's Ex-Counterintel Chief Says FBI Conducted Espionage On Trump Campaign

The FBI's use of "confidential human informants" to obtain information from Trump campaign officials under false pretenses was straight up spying, according to the CIA's former head of counterintelligence, James Olson, a 30-year agency veteran who served under six presidents, and who once conducted an undercover overseas mission with his wife.

May 07 11:18

US acted on vague Mossad tip-off when it sent strike group to Middle East – report

A US aircraft carrier group and bomber task force were deployed to the Middle East after a tip-off on a “credible threat” from Iran, which came, conveniently vague and timely, from Israeli spy agency Mossad, it has been reported.
At an April 15 meeting in Washington, Israeli National Security Council chief Meir Ben-Shabbat passed along a warning to US National Security Advisor John Bolton, senior Israeli officials told Axios. The information Bolton received was left vague: the attack could hit a US target in the Persian Gulf, or maybe Saudi Arabia, or maybe the UAE.

May 07 11:17

Trump Floats Allowing Service Academy Athletes to Turn Pro Before Finishing Military Commitment

President Donald Trump floated the idea of providing a waiver for military athletes who hope to turn pro before their service time is up.
Speaking from the White House Rose Garden, the president suggested that academy athletes could finish their military obligations after any pro career would end.

“They’ll serve their time after they’re done with professional sports,” Mr. Trump said on Monday, the Washington Times reported.

Trump noted that the current rules prevent military schools such as West Point from recruiting the best players.

May 07 11:16

Pompeo says Canadian claim to Northwest Passage is 'illegitimate'

Canada's claim over the Northwest Passage is "illegitimate," U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday in a major speech to the Arctic Council that Canadian experts called both provocative and frequently inaccurate.

Pompeo offered his characterization during a wide-ranging speech in Finland in which he also warned against China's increased Arctic presence, saying it threatens North American security and could be harmful to the environment.

May 07 11:13

Ilhan Omar Thinks She’s Trump’s ‘Biggest Nemesis’

Radical Representative Ilhan Omar declared herself an absolute “nightmare” and President Trump’s “biggest nemesis” in an interview for the Huffington Post.

Omar, completely unaware of the fact that it is the ignorance behind freshman Reps such as herself, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that drives criticisms against them, said the reason she is vilified is that the President seeks to “marginalize our communities.”

No dear, he seeks to amplify everything you say. Because each time you open your mouth with anti-Semitic rants, defense of dictators, and sympathy for terrorists, it helps to all but guarantee reelection in 2020.

“Clearly, I am a nightmare ? because [Trump] can’t stop really thinking about ways that he can continue to use my identity to marginalize our communities,” Omar claimed.

May 07 11:12

Israel wants the Trump administration to attack Iran, but U.S. mainstream media ignores Netanyahu’s instigating

Why is the Trump administration escalating its economic war against Iran, a dangerous policy that could eventually lead to a shooting war and trigger a world recession? Iran in 2019 is no danger to U.S. interests anywhere. Tehran is not threatening American shipping, or military bases; its allies, like Hizbollah in Lebanon, have not targeted U.S. civilians or soldiers for years.

The U.S. is squeezing Iran mainly because Israel wants it to. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in a de facto alliance with Saudi Arabia, and has warm relations with the other Gulf states and with the Abdel Fattah el-Sisi dictatorship in Egypt. Iran is the only regional power that is deterring him from completely annexing the West Bank. Iran is also a major supporter of Hamas, the resistance movement in Gaza.

May 07 10:50

Apocalypse Now & Loving It!

Remember the madcap scene in 'Apocalypse Now', the 1979 film by Francis Ford Coppola about American genocidal rampaging in Vietnam? "I love the smell of napalm in the morning", bellows the psychotic military commander as US choppers strafe and destroy a Vietnamese village.

The same kind of unhinged death-wishing is reminiscent in the Trump administration. President Trump is on an infernal roll and his twisted supporters are loving it.

May 07 10:46

Hands off the Arctic: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warns China & Russia away from the north

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned China and Russia to “respect our interests” in the Arctic, or face the consequences.

Frozen and desolate, the Arctic region looks set to be the next frontier for competition between the US, Russia, and China. Speaking at a meeting of the Arctic Council in Finland on Monday, Pompeo launched a broadside against the US’ competitors in the region, particularly China.

“Arctic seaways could become the 21st century Suez and Panama canals,” America’s top diplomat stated.

May 07 10:27

Donald Trump Should be Prosecuted for Failing to Register as an Agent of a Foreign Government

US President Donald Trump has proved himself not to be an agent of the American people, but an agent of Israel.

With his administration’s decision to send an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf, the latest of his escalations in the Middle East, it is only appropriate that he be required to register as an agent of a foreign government.

It is the law that in order to work in the US on behalf of a foreign government, you need to register as such. Recently, there were two high-profile cases where people have been sent to prison for failure to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, namely, those of Paul Manafort and Maria Butina.

As we are all too well aware, Donald Trump has done nothing for America.

May 07 09:25

Scott Adams: “Fine People” Zombie HOAX, Reframing Immigration, Lawyers

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1125762305319264256

AOC Twitter parody account (clearly indicated as PARODY) banned
“Fine People” HOAX promoters attempting to spin and maintain HOAX
WaPo HOAXers are ignoring Steve Cortes, Joel Pollack, me
My blog on “fine people” HOAX predicted WaPo article
President Trump hyperbole is psychology CREATING POSITIVE RESULTS
In contrast, “fine people” HOAX is destructive for the country
Enemy press tries to paint positive-result hyperbole as “lies”
POTUS uses hyperbole to drive POSITIVE results for America
600 attorneys sign deceptive misleading letter
Trick 1: How many attorneys DISAGREE?
Data point taken out of context to create a perception
Trick 2: President doing his job…can’t be obstruction of justice
Knowing now, what HE knew back then (witchhunt)
it was his job to manage Comey and others

May 06 12:56

White House Divided On Venezuela? Major Crisis In Trump Administration

A recent publication by The Hill newspaper claims that the events in Venezuela were a challenge for the administration of US President Donald Trump.

According to the article, the US leader and his National Security adviser, John Bolton, developed a tense relationship due to divergences of opinion about a possible military intervention in Venezuela.

The author cites the example in which Trump claimed that US influence on the formation of foreign state institutions ended, calling for the end of the war in Afghanistan and the withdrawal of troops from Syria. In contrast, Bolton tries to persuade the country’s leader to use force.

For Paul Pozner, an expert on Venezuelan affairs at Clark University, Trump prefers to join a position that strengthens his position in the US, and interference in Venezuela will have a negative impact on it.

May 06 11:25

As Trump Approval Rating On Economy Skyrockets, Biden Slams President As "Aberration" 

President Trump's approval ratings are on the rise since the release of the Mueller report - with CNN begrudgingly admitting the percentage of people who approve of how Trump is handling the economy "is the highest number we've ever seen."

May 06 09:52

Trump backs Israel ‘100%’ amid airstrikes on Gaza

US President Donald Trump on Sunday threw his support behind Israel amid ongoing airstrikes in the blockaded Gaza Strip, reports Anadolu Agency.

“Once again, Israel faces a barrage of deadly rocket attacks by terrorist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad. We support Israel 100% in its defense of its citizens,” Trump tweeted.

May 06 08:25

1933 Banker Plot to Remove FDR Was a Ruse

The Illuminati bankers staged the coup to give FDR credibility as Wall Street's nemesis. As I will show, they routinely used such tricks to build up their Presidential puppets.

The conspirators (members of the "American Liberty League") approached retired Major General Smedley Butler to use 500,000 veterans to remove FDR and become a Mussolini-like figure.

butler-medals.jpgSmedley Butler was absolutely the LAST man you would approach if you were serious. The most decorated Marine in history, Butler recently had been forced to resign by Herbert Hoover for calling Mussolini a "mad dog" and warning that his fascist cohorts "were about to break loose in Europe." Butler refused to retract his remarks and thus became a national hero overnight.

However, if you wanted someone to expose your coup as he did; (thought it "smacked of treason,") Butler was the go-to person.

May 06 07:30

Trump contradicts Bolton, Pompeo on military option against Venezuela

US President Donald Trump has contradicted his national security team on pushing for a military intervention against Venezuela, saying he and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin share the goal of a peaceful end to the crisis in the Central American nation.

"He is not looking at all to get involved in Venezuela, other than he'd like to see something positive happen for Venezuela, and I feel the same way. We want to get some humanitarian aid. Right now people are starving," Trump told reporters on Friday.

Trump's reference to Russia’s hands-off approach towards Venezuela stands in contrast to insistence by his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Russia is part of the problem in Caracas. Pompeo claimed earlier last week that President Nicolás Maduro was about to flee Venezuela until Russia persuaded him to stay.

May 06 05:17

GAZA ROCKET FIRE

Gaza rocket fire kills first Israeli civilians since 2014 war

Ceasefire agreed between Israel and Gaza

May 06 04:08

US sends aircraft carrier to Middle East 'to warn Iran'

Bolton: US deploying bombers to Middle East in warning to Iran
US national security adviser says move is response to 'a number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings'.

The United States is deploying a carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the Middle East to send a clear message to Iran that any attack on US interests or its allies will be met with "unrelenting force".

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Can Iran close the Strait of Hormuz?

May 06 03:53

Blackwater Starts Training of ISIL Terrorists at US Base in Western Iraq

The notorious US mercenary firm Blackwater has returned to Iraq to train thousands of ISIL terrorists in the Washington-occupied Ein al-Assad base in al-Anbar province, a Lebanese newspaper reported.
The Arabic-language al-Akhbar newspaper reported on Saturday that Blackwater, along with other security firms, has returned to Iraq since the start of 2018 after Washington's heavy pressures on Baghdad to issue a relevant license.

According to the report, a source close to the US charge de affairs in Iraq Judy Hood said that Blackwater has transferred the US military equipment from Jordan to Western al-Anbar province in full coordination with Ein al-Assad base, adding that the company is now training the ISIL terrorists in the base.

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HOW ERIK PRINCE USED THE RISE OF TRUMP TO MAKE AN IMPROBABLE COMEBACK

May 05 10:02

Nancy Pelosi fears Trump won't 'respect the election' if he loses by a small margin in 2020 and says the President will 'poison the public mind'

Nancy Pelosi is already anticipating that Trump will not be gracious in defeat if he loses the 2020 presidential election by a slim margin.

Speaking to the New York Times, the Speaker of the House says that the Democrats need to win by a landslide so Trump will step down from the presidency without challenging the results.

'If we win by four seats, by a thousand votes each, he's not going to respect the election,' Pelosi says. 'We have to inoculate against that, we have to be prepared for that.'

It would not be unlike Trump, who - even in victory - claimed during the 2016 presidential election that 'millions of people' illegally voted for opponent Hillary Clinton.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Nancy is projecting again.

May 05 09:28

Scott Adams: 85% of CNN’s Political Coverage, Deserving Sports

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1125037519018397697

85% of CNN’s POLITICAL coverage…is fake news and hoaxes
Red-pilling statistic challengers with the “fine people” HOAX
Somebody should create a fact check list of CNN lies?
Quillette’s Claire Lehmann tweet about trans athletes
De-escalating fears of Chernobyl type nuclear disasters
Chernobyl, Gen 1 safety systems, primitive 1960s era
Gen 3 nuclear designs are safer by design and time proven
Gen 4 nuclear designs have even safer concepts
430 rockets fired from Gaza into Israel
Israel in response, “mowed the lawn”
Demands to jail AG Barr…because CNN can’t read
Was it an organized coup plot to take out President Trump?
Lots of questions for top people like Brennan and Clapper
How much did Obama know, and when did he know it?
Biden’s election chances are…zero?

May 05 05:56

Trump to Declare White Helmets a Terror Group and Israel Hates the Idea

(*yeah , right !
Looks like Trump's not going to be making any such declaration ! )

May 05 04:49

Blackwater Starts Training of ISIL Terrorists at US Base in Western Iraq

The notorious US mercenary firm Blackwater has returned to Iraq to train thousands of ISIL terrorists in the Washington-occupied Ein al-Assad base in al-Anbar province, a Lebanese newspaper reported.

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May 04 09:42

Trump’s backing of Saudi war in Yemen is ‘business decision’

President Donald Trump’s veto of a resolution aimed at ending US support for Saudi Arabia’s brutal war in Yemen means that, in Washington, business interests outweigh humanitarian concerns, political analyst Colin Cavell told RT.

May 04 09:04

Will the Real Moron Please Stand Up?

“I wonder how he goes to work every day,” says a longtime aide to John Bolton, “because deep in his heart he believes the President is a moron.”

The joke is on Bolton. Having been handed a near impossible task in overthrowing the leftist regimes of Venezuela and Nicaragua, Bolton and his little neocon cabal have been set up for failure – and Trump doesn’t like failure. When it comes to neocon foreign policy, you can reverse the Trumpism that the President adorns his speeches with: Are you tired of losing yet?

And defeat looms large in the neocon effort to bring down Maduro.

May 04 09:03

Scott Adams: Facebook Bans, Biden Lie Tally

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1124675148001435649

Anti-Trumper’s are running out of “A” material
Comey’s Dilbert-level complaint about his former boss
NYT labeled me the successful leader of movement to kill HOAX
“Fine People” HOAX is fading away
Social Media companies banning people
Why were they banned?
Social media platforms have become a defacto public utility
Social media is an integral part of life in today’s world
Hate speech…who gets to decide, private companies?
Each company has a bias, that’s normal, expected
President Trump needs to push for a social media censorship solution
“Amnesty day” for social media people that have been banned?
“Social Media Court” to try and legally judge banning people?
Biden lies, how many will be discovered before a lie-count begins?
What would happen if the entire news industry went away?
No safe-guard function of the press?

May 04 07:13

Sharyl Attkisson: How Media Narratives Became More Important Than Facts

Authored by Sharyl Attkisson via The Epoch Times,

The day that I told CBS News I wished to leave my job as investigative correspondent ahead of my contract, I didn’t give a reason. I didn’t see the point because the problem wasn’t fixable.

Nor was it isolated to CBS News.

My own take is that - as our industry has changed in ways that have become undeniable to most - I was a bit of the canary in the coal mine. By that, I mean I believe I was among the first to really pay attention to the increasingly effective operations to shape and censor news—the movements to establish narratives rather than follow facts—and to see the growing influence of smear operations, political interests, and corporate interests on the news.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a woman I really respect, professionally, and hope to see more of her independent work as a journalist.

May 04 06:46

Assange refuses extradition to U.S.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told a London court on Thursday that he wouldn’t agree to be extradited to the United States, where he is accused of conspiring to hack into a Pentagon computer.

Assange, appearing by video link from a London prison, said he wouldn’t “surrender myself for extradition for doing journalism that has won many awards and protected many people.”

May 04 06:11

Taliban Reject Laying Down Arms

Taliban Reject Laying Down Arms, Tell US to Stop Violence
The Taliban called on the US to end the use of force in Afghanistan instead of putting pressure on the militant group to lay down its arms.

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In our opening session, I underscored to the Talibs that the Afghan people, who are their brothers & sisters, want this war to end," Khalilzad wrote.

The Taliban spokesman reacted to the remarks on Friday, stating that Washington “should forget about the idea of us putting down our arms”.

“Instead of such fantasies, he should drive the idea home (to the US) about ending the use of force and incurring further human and financial losses for the decaying Kabul administration,” he added.

Mujahid noted that the United States must stop repeating failed strategies while expecting different outcomes>>>

May 04 02:01

THROWBACK: Clinton is Running for President Again in 2020

Hillary Clinton is Running for President Again in 2020 – And Nobody Knows It

(*Don't Look At Me ! I'm Not The One Who Promised To "Lock Her Up!" In The LAST Election! )

May 03 14:53

What If All States Split Their Electoral Votes?

• 2000: Larger Bush win
• 2004: Larger Bush win
• 2008: Smaller Obama win
• 2012: Romney wins
• 2016: Smaller Trump win

May 03 11:33

US Signed Over $1 Billion in Missile Contracts Since INF Treaty Withdrawal

The US has signed over $1 billion in contracts for the development of new missiles in the three months since Washington announced it would withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in October 2018.

Between October 2018 and February 2019, when Washington formally began the process of leaving the INF Treaty, it quickly set about developing a new arsenal of missiles, penning $1.1 billion in deals with defense contractors in that three-month time span, according to a new report by anti-nuclear weapons activists. That runs in sharp contrast to the US' own claims in February that it would continue to respect the boundaries of the treaty.

May 03 11:22

Trump easing offshore drilling safety rules from Deepwater

The Trump administration moved Thursday to give oil and gas companies more flexibility in meeting safety requirements imposed after the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon explosion, which killed nearly a dozen people and was the worst offshore oil disaster in U.S. history.

The revised rules, which govern safety standards at offshore wells, come as the administration pushes to expand drilling off the U.S. coast, although court challenges and opposition from many coastal states have slowed its efforts.

The new safety changes were sought by the industry but fiercely challenged by environmentalists.

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said in a statement the administration was acting to eliminate “unnecessary regulatory burdens while maintaining safety and environmental protection offshore.”

May 03 11:06

Trump is impotent

I have heard it joked about in Iran that, while US President Donald Trump has attempted to undo every major achievement of his predecessor, President Barack Obama, he will himself be leaving behind nothing that a future president could roll back, because, well, he will be leaving nothing behind.

More than three years into his presidency, Mr. Trump can hold up nothing as either a domestic or foreign policy coup. His promise to build a wall on the border with Mexico, and to have Mexico pay for it, has not been fulfilled. And it is unclear how long his policy of deploying troops to stop migrants at the US’s southern border can be sustained.

May 03 10:46

Scott Adams: “Bigger Than Watergate”, Economy, AIDS Success

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1124312906881855488

Pattern recognition test…
Big ratings crash for MSNBC: Hayes, O’Donnell, Maddow
Loss of public trust? Least accurate shows…big losses?
FOX shows, Tucker Carlson and The Five ratings are UP
President Trump, the best Tweeter of all time
Multiple levels of message and tongue in cheek amusing
Easy to imagine a twinkle in his eye as he crafts each Tweet
President Trump tweets that the spying on him, his campaign…
…was worse than Watergate
True, and an appropriate slap at Carl Bernstein
Major AIDS drug trial had fantastic results
Risk to partners of HIV positive people was ZERO
Dan Crenshaw on Paris Accord seems 100% accurate
His proposed solutions downplay nuclear power, why?
Manafort…the “therapy animal” for Democrats?
His crimes had nothing to do with Trump or the campaign

May 03 10:28

“THE HAMMER” — Ultra-secret Supercomputer System Used by CIA/NSA to ‘Wiretap’ Trump

President Obama’s Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper and his Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director John Brennan oversaw a secret supercomputer system known as “THE HAMMER,” according to former NSA/CIA contractor-turned whistleblower Dennis Montgomery.

Clapper and Brennan were using the supercomputer system to conduct illegal and unconstitutional government data harvesting and wiretapping. THE HAMMER was installed on federal property in Fort Washington, Maryland at a complex which some speculate is a secret CIA and NSA operation operating at a US Naval facility.

May 03 10:27

Trump says he will declassify 'everything' about warrants Obama used to spy on his campaign as he suggests James Comey was 'leading the effort' and the scandal will be 'bigger than WATERGATE'

President Donald Trump claimed on Thursday that it's likely former FBI Director James Comey led an effort to spy on his campaign in 2016.

And he told a Fox News Channel interviewer that he intends to declassify documents related to controversial surveillance warrants 'pretty soon.'

White House officials have vented both publicly and privately for more than a year about warrants the Obama Justice Department obtained from a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court to monitor Carter Page, then a Trump campaign foreign policy adviser.

The president signaled Friday morning that a reckoning was near.

'Finally, Mainstream Media is getting involved - too “hot” to avoid,' he tweeted, citing a front-page New York Times story about 'effort to spy on Trump Campaign.'

May 03 10:19

Kushner: US to Discuss Israel Annexing W Bank Possibility when New Gov't Formed

On 6 April, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to annex settlements in the West Bank if he secures another term as prime minister in Israel's parliamentary elections on 9 April.

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said on Thursday that the Washington would discuss possibility of Israel annexing West Bank settlements when new Israeli government is formed, Reuters reported. Kushner noted that Israel and the Palestinians should wait to see his Middle East peace proposal before making any unilateral moves.

May 03 05:14

Kushner on 'two-state' solution: 'Let's just not say it'

President Trump's son-in-law is to reveal long-awaited deal next month despite rejection from Palestinian leadership.
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Vowing to take a fresh approach, Kushner on Thursday gave the administration's strongest indication yet that the plan will not propose two states for Israelis and Palestinians - for decades the US-backed goal in marathon peace talks.

"If you say 'two-state', it means one thing to the Israelis, it means one thing to the Palestinians," Kushner said at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

We said, you know, let's just not say it. Let's just say, let's work on the details of what this means," he said.

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May 03 04:14

Pompeo Drops Another Whopper

Having Admitted to “Lying” and “Cheating” while CIA Director, Pompeo Drops Another Whopper after Failed Venezuelan Coup

The lack of scrutiny given by the mainstream media to Bolton and Pompeo’s claims is yet another troubling sign of the transformation of many mainstream media outlets into faithful government stenographers.

Just a week after the former CIA director and now secretary of state admitted that the agency prior to and under his direction “lied,” “cheated” and “stole,” Mike Pompeo has delivered another claim that, despite his recent admission of dishonesty, has been regurgitated with little scrutiny by a variety of media outlets.

May 03 03:48

BARR BATTLE BOILS OVER

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Neal Katyal: The system is working - NYT: “Many who watched Attorney General William Barr’s testimony on Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which followed the revelation that the special counsel Robert Mueller had expressed misgivings about Mr. Barr’s characterization of his report, are despairing about the rule of law. I am not among them. I think the system is working, and inching, however slowly, toward justice. When it comes to investigating a president, the special counsel regulations I had the privilege of drafting in 1998-99 say that such inquiries have one ultimate destination: Congress. That is where this process is going, and has to go. We are in the fifth inning, and we should celebrate a system in which our own government can uncover so much evidence against a sitting president.”

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(*so if everything were to manifest negatively , could our POTUS be remembered for making the Ultimate Sacrifice , in that endeavor ? )

May 03 03:26

How the Pentagon Took Ownership of Donald Trump

Donald Trump is a con man. Think of Trump University or a juicy Trump steak or can’t-lose casinos (that never won). But as president, one crew he hasn't conned is the Pentagon. Quite the opposite, they've conned him because they've been at the game a lot longer and lie (in Trump-speak) in far biglier ways.

People condemn President Trump for his incessant lying and his con games -- and rightly so. But few Americans condemn the Pentagon and the rest of the national security state, even though we’ve been the victims of their long con for decades now. As it happens, from the beginning of the Cold War to late last night, they’ve remained remarkably skilled at exaggerating the threats the U.S. faces and, believe me, that represents the longest con of all. It’s kept the military-industrial complex humming along, thanks to countless trillions of taxpayer dollars, while attempts to focus a spotlight on that scam have been largely discredited or ignored.

One thing should have, but hasn’t, cut through all the lies: the grimly downbeat results of America’s actual wars. War by its nature tells harsh truths -- in this case, that the U.S. military is anything but “the finest fighting force that the world has ever known.”>>>

May 03 03:11

Biden Sides With Trump, Bolton, and Pompeo in Backing Venezuela Coup Effort

(*presented as one of Biden's more Positive Attributes ?)

May 03 02:53

Trump Likely to Be Barred from Addressing UK Parliament During State Visit

During his upcoming state visit to the UK next month, Donald Trump will most likely not address the UK Parliament, as House of Commons Speaker John Bercow continues to oppose the idea of the US president addressing the body.
According to a report by The Guardian, the US president will visit the UK between June 3 and June 5. During the visit, Trump will attend ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944, when the Allied forces (Great Britain, France, the Soviet Union and the US) invaded Northern France (then occupied by Germany) through beach landings during World War II.

"I feel very strongly that our opposition to racism and sexism and our support for equality before the law and an independent judiciary are hugely important considerations in the House of Commons," Bercow said back in 2017, after UK Prime Minister Theresa May first invited Trump for a state visit.

Last week, Bercow and opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn also both refused an invitation to attend a banquet to be held in honor of Trump's state visit in June.

The Guardian, citing anonymous government sources, wrote that it is unlikely Trump will be allowed to address Parliament>>>

May 03 02:39

Einar Tangen on Trump's Ignorance

Einar Tangen: Trump Ignorant about Geo-Economics Principles, US to Experience Major Job Losses
TEHRAN (FNA)- Einar Tangen, Political and Economic Affairs Commentator, says US-China trade war is an evidence supporting that US President Donald Trump is unable to perceive the difference between the real estate branding business and geo-economics.

In an exclusive interview with FNA, Einar Tangen said he believes the US-China trade war will eventually hit the US more than China, saying, “US consumers, especially lower and middle class families, who have used cheaper international goods to offset their stagnant real disposable income will be faced with sharply higher costs of clothes, furniture, shoes and appliances… [resulting in] more expensive US exports and significant job losses.”

Einar Tangen is an American-Chinese Political and economic affairs commentator based in Beijing. He served as the President of the US State of Wisconsin International Trade Council, and the Vice-President for the American Association of Cost Engineers International (AACEI).

Below is the full text of the interview:>>>

"The Public Is the Enemy" - Donald J. Trump

May 02 10:28

Trump Warns Russia to ‘Get Out’ of Venezuela

President Trump suggested on Wednesday that his administration had warned the Russian government to stay out of Venezuela after two Russian planes carrying military personnel arrived in Caracas this week, a move that places another significant obstacle in the White House’s slow-moving effort to oust President Nicolás Maduro.

During an Oval Office meeting with Fabiana Rosales, the wife of Juan Guaidó, the Venezuelan National Assembly politician recognized by the Trump administration and 50 other countries as the rightful interim president, Mr. Trump said that Russia needed to see its way out of the conflict.

“Russia has to get out. What’s your next question?” Mr. Trump told reporters.

May 02 09:46

How the Pentagon Took Ownership of Donald Trump

Donald Trump is a con man. Think of Trump University or a juicy Trump steak or can’t-lose casinos (that never won). But as president, one crew he hasn't conned is the Pentagon. Quite the opposite, they've conned him because they've been at the game a lot longer and lie (in Trump-speak) in far biglier ways.

People condemn President Trump for his incessant lying and his con games -- and rightly so. But few Americans condemn the Pentagon and the rest of the national security state, even though we’ve been the victims of their long con for decades now. As it happens, from the beginning of the Cold War to late last night, they’ve remained remarkably skilled at exaggerating the threats the U.S. faces and, believe me, that represents the longest con of all. It’s kept the military-industrial complex humming along, thanks to countless trillions of taxpayer dollars, while attempts to focus a spotlight on that scam have been largely discredited or ignored.

May 02 09:33

Scott Adams: Barr, Climate Change Totally Solved, Fine People “Truthers”

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1123951055027437570

Al Sharpton rejects the “fine people” HOAX
MSNBC calls people debunking the “fine people” HOAX, “truthers”
I’m a “truther”…because I’m telling the truth
Barr’s Interpretation and debate on obstruction legal statute
Judge Napolitano’s odd legal opinion on obstruction
Did Russia really tell Maduro to stay in Venezuela?
Our government tells us that happened
Has our government ever lied to achieve results they desire?
ISIS founder, Al-Baghdadi video seems to prove he’s still alive
Is it really Al-Baghdadi, how would anyone know?
He says ISIS has been crushed on the battlefield
Which 2016 fears about President Trump have come true? None?
Nuclear war, economic disaster, Putin puppet, mental issues?
President Trump was NOT exonerated by Mueller?
All that looking for an indictable item, and none found

May 02 09:01

Donald Trump: "Brutal Repression" of Venezuelan People "Must End"

On Thursday, The Washington Post newspaper reported, citing unnamed White House sources, that US President Donald Trump is unlikely to launch any long-term military intervention in Venezuela, while US National Security Adviser John Bolton was allegedly urging him to do so.

US President Donald Trump on Thursday called for an end to the conflict in Venezuela, calling it a "brutal repression" of the country's nationals.

"The brutal repression of the Venezuelan people must end, and it must end soon," Trump said during a national day of prayer service at the White House.

May 02 08:37

Trump Admin Sends First-ever U.S. Delegation to March of the Living Holocaust Commemoration

The first-ever delegation of U.S. ambassadors to the March of the Living, an annual Holocaust commemoration in Poland, received a warm welcome from participants at an opening ceremony Wednesday evening.

The Trump administration sent a sizable delegation, led by U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, who was joined by: U.S. Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher; U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell; U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See Callista Gingrich; U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland and Lichtenstein Ed McMullen; U.S. Ambassador to Spain Duke Buchan; Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Antisemitism Elan Carr; and Chairman of the Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad Paul Packer.

May 02 08:35

'Good Will'-Hunting By Iran & North Korea

When all else fails with Donald Trump try flattery. That’s exactly what Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif did on Sunday. Because for Iran and North Korea that is, honestly, all that is left.

First it was North Korea, saying talks could resume but only if President Trump’s staff were no longer around.

This weekend Iran took to the airwaves with an interview on Trump’s favorite network, Fox, likely the only thing he’s allowed to watch along with CNN. Good cop/bad cop as it were.

May 01 14:19

Why Biden’s toughest opponent is his criminal justice record

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For many groups in the Democratic Party, the Crime Bill was seen as a devastating expansion of the police state disproportionately shouldered by communities of color. It is seen as a law that is racist in part and one that has limited the economic, social, and educational opportunities among demographic groups already facing significant challenges in each. Although many in the Democratic Party see portions of the Crime Bill, including the assault weapons ban and the Violence Against Women Act, as positives, it is Biden’s authorship and support of the law as damning. (It should be noted that the only other 2020 presidential candidate who was serving in Congress in 1994, then-Rep. Bernie Sanders, voted in favor of the bill.)

As chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Mr. Biden pushed legislation that expanded the War on Drugs and as a Senator and Vice President, he did little to reform America’s addiction to treating drug use as a public safety rather than public health problem.>>>

(*Article from The Democrat Church Of Satan's own website , Alternet , and doesn't even touch on the Republican disdain for the candidate .)

May 01 10:29

Scott Adams: Barr, Biden, Bullsh*t, Nuclear Power, Jobs

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1123588051203051521

Challenging true believers in the “fine people” HOAX
Read the transcript of President’s words out loud
Triggers cognitive dissonance, they won’t be able to read it
Summaries are NEVER as detailed as the underlying data
Summaries NEVER capture the nuances of the details
Can the President be indicted for doing his job?
Physicist Murray Gell-Mann’s observation
On topics where he’s an expert…
…he noticed the media doesn’t understand the topic
Monroe Doctrine and Venezuela
Tucker Carlson poses a fascinating question
Has intervention by the US ever worked out well?
“Government in a Box” concept
Target country must request the setup
Country creation teams set up a functioning government
Safe exit strategy for country leaders for sake of progress
Joe Biden asked if he has a campaign slogan

Apr 30 15:30

Scott Adams: The “Fine People” Hoax Funnel

After a few years of trying to deprogram people from this hoax, I have discovered a fascinating similarity in how people’s brains respond to having their worldview annihilated in real time. I call it the “fine people” hoax funnel. When you present the debunking context to a believer in the hoax, they will NEVER say this: “Gee, I hadn’t seen the full quote. Now that I see it in its complete form, it is obvious to me that my long-held belief is 100% wrong and the media has been duping me.”

That doesn’t happen.

Apr 30 10:44

The "Fine People Hoax" Challenge

Here’s a fun challenge for believers in the debunked #finepeoplehoax. Ask a believer to read OUT LOUD the second part of President Trump’s statement “condemning totally” the neo-Nazis and white nationalists. Believers in the hoax literally won’t be able to speak it. Try it!

Apr 30 10:40

Scott Adams: Chris Cuomo Continues Promoting Debunked “Fine People” HOAX

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1123225676616593408

Chris Cuomo still promoting the “fine people” HOAX
Guest Steve Cortes corrected, castigated Cuomo for the lie
Cuomo SAW the truth, refused to acknowledge the truth…
…and then he changed the subject
FOX host Charles Payne pushed back against “fine people” HOAX
Big networks, big names are now aware and pushing back

Apr 30 09:09

Trump’s Remorseful Ghostwriter

When Donald Trump announced his candidacy last year, one of the qualifications he listed was his best-selling book, “The Art of the Deal.” Part memoir, part business-advice book, it presents Trump as the savviest of negotiators. But there’s a problem: Trump didn’t actually write the book—at least not according to Tony Schwartz, the co-author and ghostwriter of “The Art of the Deal.” Schwartz spent more than a year with Trump back in 1986. He hasn’t ever talked publicly about the experience of working with him—until now.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yesterday, on the radio show, I noted that Trump's negotiation strategy did not line up with his bok and speculated it had been ghost-written. As it turns out, this was the case!

Apr 30 09:08

Venezuela's Maduro says he has loyalty of military

Opposition leader Juan Guaido calls for military uprising as government says forces remain loyal

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blackwater-planning-to-oust-maduro-by-sending-mercenaries-to-venezuela

Apr 30 09:06

Trump Coup Biggest Violation of Constitution in History – Former CIA Officer

President Trump says the Deep State tried and failed to remove him from office in a coup. Former CIA Officer and whistleblower Kevin Shipp says the attempted coup on Trump was a global conspiracy. Shipp explains, “Yes, this is a coup. This is the most shocking violation of the Constitution and criminal activity in the history, not just of America, but of a western government. Much of this rises to the level of treason. People need to understand how shocking this is. It was a clear conspiracy. There will be arrests and indictments without question. . . . This was a coup. It was a conspiracy. It was criminal activity. These people need to be indicted, charged and need to be put in prison, and if they’re not, then our Constitution is nothing more than a sham. This was a coup against a duly elected President, and people need to understand how serious this is.”

Apr 29 11:25

Russia Ready to Discuss New Nuclear Deal With US, China

One day after reports that President Trump was pushing for a new nuclear arms treaty with Russia and China, the Russian Foreign Ministry has issued a statement confirming that they, too, are willing to negotiate on the matter. China has yet to directly respond.

Yesterday’s report suggested that Trump’s primary goal for any treaty was to place new limits on Russia’s nuclear arsenal. Russia’s Deputy FM Sergei Ryabkov said that Russia wants a joint statement of all three nations repudiating any use of nuclear weapons.

Talk of new nuclear negotiations is a surprise after the US unilaterally withdrew from the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. Many feared this would usher in an era where disarmament talks just didn’t happen.

Apr 29 08:59

Trump Slammed as 'Threat to World Order' Ahead of UK Visit

The US president last visited the UK in July 2018, with his visit being met with protests and even the launch of a "Trump-baby" blimp in London in mockery of the head of the White House.

Labour Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry criticised the upcoming visit of US President Donald Trump to the UK in June in light of his recent decision to pull-out of the unratified international Arms Trade Treaty. In her opinion, the move was "the final confirmation that [Trump] is not the leader of the free world".

"He never has been, and he does not deserve the honour of a state visit to Britain", she added.

Apr 29 08:59

Kim-Putin summit reaffirms onset of multipolar future

The summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and President Vladimir Putin was significant on various levels and reaffirms the onset of a multipolar world.

Knowing your enemies and understanding your friends is a maxim to live by. At the level of nation states, at a historic moment, defined by Gramsci’s rather overused but nonetheless prescient formulation, “the old is dying and the new cannot be born,” it is more than a rule to live by, it is a prerequisite of survival.

Failing to understand their enemies was central to the grim fate that befell Saddam Hussein, Muammar Gaddafi and the countries they led, Iraq and Libya. Thus far, the North Koreans, led by Kim Jong-un, have not allowed themselves to go down the same path.

Apr 29 08:55

Tulsi Gabbard on Being Attacked by the Democratic Party, the Mainstream Media, the Foreign Policy Establishment and “People Who Represent the Interests of the Military Industrial Complex”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This woman actually speaks truth to power, which is why I hope and pray that she is wearing her Kevlar undies; I just really appreciate how she breaks this down.

I hope that a lot of readers/listeners to our show, listen to this, and see if they do not find that they have a real resonance with what Gabbard is saying.

Apr 29 08:54

Trade-Deal Narrative Shattered: White House Again Threatens To Walk Away From The Table

Though it was entirely ignored by the market, the latest US-China trade-deal headline, which hit late last night, shortly before Robert Lighthizer and Steve Mnuchin were set to leave for Beijing to begin what was supposed to be the 'final' round of talks, offers what has become an increasingly rare dose of pessimism right in the Bloomberg headline: With 'significant issues' still unresolved (despite Larry Kudlow's assurances that he was 'cautiously optimistic' about a deal breakthrough), President Trump is once again threatening to walk away "if he isn't satisfied with how talks are progressing."

Apr 29 07:37

'US oil sanctions on Iran harm global markets’ stability'

(*We've got a Swamp To Drain

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Ain't that right , boys ?
whitehorse souce)

Apr 29 06:04

Barr spars with Nadler, threatens to skip testimony after dispute over hearing format

Attorney General Bill Barr will be a no-show at a long-awaited hearing on Thursday before the Democrat-led House Judiciary Committee based on current negotiations over his appearance, a source on the committee told Fox News on Sunday.

The emerging spat comes after Barr has endured withering attacks from congressional Democrats, who have outright accused him of sacrificing his integrity to appease President Trump. Barr shepherded the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report in recent weeks>>>

Apr 29 04:48

US Sees First Military Expenditure Increase Since 2010

Report: Global Military Expenditure at 3-Decade High, Biggest Spender US Sees First Increase Since 2010
The world has spent $1.8 trillion on its military in 2018, and the US is leading the charge, while some of its NATO allies are also buffing their war budgets citing the Russian threat despite Moscow decreasing its military spending.

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The tensions between countries in Asia as well as between China and the USA are major drivers for the continuing growth of military spending in the region,” Pieter Wezeman, a senior researcher at the SIPRI Arms and Military Expenditure (AMEX) program, stated.

While Washington has been an undisputed leader of the chart for years, last year it upped its game even more, increasing its military spending for the first time since 2010. The surge in US defense spending is a direct reflection of the Trump administration's policy, according to SIPRI.

"The increase in US spending was driven by the implementation from 2017 of new arms procurement programs under the Trump administration">>>

Apr 29 04:09

US Losing Its @$$ Defending Saudi Arabia

"You Have Nothing, But Money": Trump Says US Losing Its A** Defending Saudi Arabia

US President Donald Trump once again humiliated the regime in Riyadh, saying he likes the leader of Saudi Arabia, but Washington is protecting King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and his son Mohammad bin Salman (MbS), therefore the oil-rich kingdom should pay more money.
“Look, Saudi Arabia, very rich country, we defend them, we subsidize Saudi Arabia. They have nothing but cash, right? We subsidize them. And they buy a lot from us, $450 billion they bought,” Trump said during a rally in Wisconsin on Saturday.

“You know, You had people wanting to cut off Saudi Arabia. They bought $450 billion. I don’t want to lose ‘em! But the military, we subsidize Saudi Arabia!”>>>

Apr 29 03:56

Civilians Block Passage of US-Backed SDF's Oil Tankers through Eastern Euphrates

People prevented passage of oil tankers stolen by the Syrian Democratic Forces from Eastern Euphrates and seized their weapons amid intensified popular protests against the SDF in the region, the Arabic-language media outlets said.

The residents of the town of al-Hassin launched popular protests against SDF in Eastern Deir Ezzur by blocking the roads to SDF's oil tankers destined to the Iraqi Kurdistan Region from Hasaka, the Arabic-language al-Youm reported.

Battlefield sources in Deir Ezzur, meantime, pointed to intensified popular anti-SDF protests in different towns and villages in Deir Ezzur province, and said civilians have taken control of SDF weapons by forcing them out of their military positions.
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In a relevant development on Saturday, the US-backed Kurdish militants received state-of-the-art weapons and military equipment, including Israeli arms in Eastern Euphrates>>>

Apr 28 10:07

Scott Adams: All the HOAXES Pretending to be News

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1122502181477728258

NYT interviewed a non-racist statue supporter at Charlottesville
There was a DIVERSE group of people at the event
PolitiFact “pulled a Mueller”, refuses to state Charlottesville was hoax
PolitiFact provides full context, lets the reader decide
Judging true or false is what PolitiFact does…and they can’t?
Left-leaning PolitiFact can’t or won’t state it was a hoax
Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales (Founder), retweets Breitbart
Wikipedia beat all other left-leaning outlets to report truth
Does a law exist, that allows the murder of babies after birth?
A life and death decision, who gets to make it?
Synagogue shooter and copycat shooters
Media coverage provides a how-to tutorial
Tragedy increases media profits
Does the media unintentionally promote copycat horrors?

Apr 28 09:53

Trump: Fox's Napolitano asked me to pardon his friend, put him on Supreme Court

President Trump tweeted Saturday that Fox News analyst Andrew Napolitano met with him and urged him to nominate Napolitano to the Supreme Court as well as grant a pardon to one of Napolitano's friends.

Napolitano, a former superior court judge in New Jersey, works as a legal analyst for Fox News. In a pair of tweets Saturday evening following his campaign rally in Green Bay, Wis., the president accused the commentator of becoming "very hostile" after Trump supposedly turned him down for the nation's highest court.

Apr 28 08:04

The Pentagon’s Days of Future Past

The Pentagon’s reverence for the stealth is a more recent example of over-investing in a fleeting technological advantage is. Stealth, or low observability, was discovered by a Russian scientist in the early-1960s. It took decades of research and development to put into practice, but military value of stealth was short-lived.

Apr 28 07:52

Trump Officials: China Gets No ‘Wind-Down’ Period for Cutting Iran Oil Purchases

This will cause War. Thanks a lot Trump!

US expects China to stop buying oil by May 1
Jason Ditz Posted on April 26, 2019Categories NewsTags China, Iran, Trump
In comments that may set up a catastrophic amount of fallout in international trade, officials from the Trump Administration say that China will absolutely not be given any time to “wind-down” their purchases of Iranian oil, nor any extensions beyond May 1.

China is by far Iran’s largest customer, and would have by far the hardest time sourcing enough replacement oil on the market. These comments are likely to have an impact on the oil market, pushing prices higher, and more importantly, risking a US ultimatum on China.

Apr 28 07:30

Former POTUS Blatantly Bashes US Foreign Policy

Jimmy Carter: US is ‘most warlike nation in history’

During his regular Sunday school lesson at Maranatha Baptist Church in his hometown of Plains, Georgia, Jimmy Carter revealed that he had recently spoken with President Donald Trump about China. Carter, 94, said Trump was worried about China’s growing economy and expressed concern that “China is getting ahead of us.”

Carter, who normalized diplomatic relations between Washington and Beijing in 1979, said he told Trump that much of China’s success was due to its peaceful foreign policy.

“Since 1979, do you know how many times China has been at war with anybody?” Carter asked. “None, and we have stayed at war.”>>>

Apr 28 07:03

America’s Way of War: Killing Civilians

From Afghanistan to Iraq, Syria and Yemen, the United States and its allies have been really good at one thing only: Killing civilians in wars without end.

This has been going on since 2001, starting from Afghanistan, stretching to Yemen and then all the way back to Afghanistan, where the United Nations has once again warned that the United States and its allied forces are killing more Afghan civilians than the Taliban and other armed groups do.

This has been largely the case in the first three months of this year. A new quarterly report from the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan shows that from January to the end of March.

It’s interesting to note that in response to the report, US forces spokesman in Afghanistan Colonel Dave Butler has said: "We reserve the right of self-defense of our forces. The best way to end the suffering of non-combatants is to end the fighting through an agreed-upon reduction in violence on all sides."

The thing is, the ongoing violence could be reduced to a great extent if all US and NATO forces actually leave the war-torn country.>>>

Apr 28 06:53

UNSC Highly Unlikely to Comply with Trump's IRGC Designation

Richard Nephew, who served as the lead sanctions expert for the US team negotiating with Iran, says the impacts of the Trump administration's move to blacklist Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps as a terrorist entity are constrained by the United States' geographical boundaries as the world community seems to be adamant to the move.

Nephew, who is now a fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University, told FNA that the UN Security Council is "highly unlikely" to comply with President Trump's decision on IRGC.

What follows is the full text of FNA's interview with the architect of Iran sanctions:>>>

Apr 27 11:26

Carpe Donktum: Joe Biden Based His Entire Campaign On A Lie About Trump And Charlottesville

President Trump's favorite meme-smith Carpe Donktum sliced together footage from Joe Biden's campaign announcement video denouncing President Trump for allegedly referring to neo-Nazis as "very fine people" versus footage from President Trump's actual statement from Charlottesville to demonstrate that Biden is taking Trump out of context.

Apr 27 10:53

Judge Nap: Trump Guilty of Obstruction!

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Last week, Attorney General William Barr released publicly a redacted version of Mueller’s final report. That report concluded that notwithstanding 127 confirmed communications between the campaign and Russians from July 2015 to November 2016 (Trump said there were none), the government could not prove the existence of a conspiracy.

Obstruction is a rare crime that is rarely completed. Stated differently, the obstructer need not succeed in order to be charged with obstruction. That’s because the statute itself prohibits attempting to impede or interfere with any government proceeding for a corrupt or self-serving purpose.

Thus, if my neighbor tackles me on my way into a courthouse in order to impede a jury from hearing my testimony>>>

Apr 27 10:33

Trump Makes Post-Mueller Vow To Release "Devastating" FISA Docs

President Trump on Thursday renewed his vow to declassify a wide swath of "devastating" documents related to the Russia probe "and much more" - adding that he's glad he waited until the Mueller investigation was complete.

In a Thursday night phone interview on Fox News, host Sean Hannity asked "will you declassify the FISA applications, gang of 8 material, those 302s - what we call on this program 'the bucket of five'?"

To which Trump replied: "Yes, everything is going to be declassified - and more, much more than what you just mentioned. It will all be declassified, and I'm glad I waited because i thought that maybe they would obstruct if I did it early - and I think I was right. So I'm glad I waited, and now the Attorney General can take a look - a very strong look at whatever it is, but it will be declassified and more than what you just mentioned."

Apr 27 10:29

U.S Ambassador Threatens War With Russia, Moscow Laughs-Off Empty Threat

Russia’s Foreign Ministry official Maria Zakharova said on Thursday that Moscow regrets that the “language of sanctions and threats” has become the “visiting card” of the United States.

In particular, the diplomat criticized the statements of the US ambassador to Russia, John Huntsman, who threatened Moscow with two North American aircraft carriers in the Mediterranean Sea. Hunstman had stated that each aircraft carrier represents one hundred thousand tons of international diplomacy and shows Russia that if it really hopes to improve relations with the US, it has to stop destabilizing activities around the world.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Look who's talking!

Apr 27 10:28

Scott Adams Update on the Fine People Hoax That Died This Week

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1122138389266878465

Collapse of Russian Collusion HOAX, helped people recognize hoaxes
Biden now promoting 2nd biggest hoax…”Fine People” HOAX
Major promoters of the “fine people” HOAX…finally see it was a HOAX!
Many in media have pivoted…without admitting they were wrong
New hallucination: the “Marching With” HOAX
Charlottesville free speech supporter, witnessed the event
He wasn’t supporting or protesting the Nazis
He was there for his own reasons
A clergy group attended the Charlottesville event
They weren’t supporting or protesting the Nazis
They were there for their own reasons
A black guy who supports free speech was at the event
He wasn’t supporting or protesting the Nazis
He was there for his own reasons
Locals living in Charlottesville attended the event

Apr 27 10:17

Putin's Envoy: Iranian Forces in Syria Remain 50 Miles Away From Israeli Border


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Iranian forces in Syria remain around 80 kilometers (50 miles) away from the border with Israel despite Washington’s statement that it recognizes Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, Russian Special Presidential Envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentyev told Sputnik in an interview.

“We have reached agreement with our Iranian friends that certain units that have been there [at the Syrian border with Israel] in order to ensure security of the southern de-escalation zone will be transferred to a safe distance, from 75 to 80 kilometers. They fulfill their promises,” Lavrentyev said, when asked if Trump’s statement had triggered the approaching of Iranian forces to the border.

In July 2018, Iran agreed, due to the Russian mediation, to move its units present in Syria away from the border with Israel by 85 kilometers, which significantly reduced Israeli concerns, according to the presidential envoy. The recent statement by US President Donald Trump on the US recognition of the Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, disputed between Israel and Syria, could have made Tehran change its decision>>>

Apr 27 10:07

Trump fracking plan targets over 1 million acres in California

The Trump administration on Thursday detailed its plan to open more than a million acres of public and private land in California to fracking, raising environmental concerns at a time when opposition to oil and gas drilling in the state is intensifying.

The action would end a five-year moratorium on leasing federal land in California to oil and gas developers. That pause came after a federal judge ordered the Obama administration to halt similar leasing efforts until it could better evaluate the environmental risks of hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking.

Apr 27 09:37

America Prepares For War Under Generalissimo Trumpenstein

The following presentation consists of two separate articles, both predicting the outbreak of war any time soon under the clueless Trump and his ultra-Zionist warmonger puppet masters. The first, by Paul Craig Roberts, is relatively short and is therefore published here without any cuts. The second, by Joseph Cirincione and Mary Kaszynski, has been abridged slightly.

Apr 27 08:29

US Oil Companies To Make Billions Out Of Tougher Sanctions On Iran

The market value of US drilling companies has increased by billions of dollars, after Washington announced that it will not renew sanctions waivers granted to eight countries allowing them to import oil from Iran. The companies, which are concentrated in states such as Texas, Oklahoma and California, look like being the main winners from tougher US sanctions on Iran, Bloomberg has reported .

The US decision has also increased the profits of US energy companies that are among the biggest beneficiaries of sanctions aimed at crippling Iran and pushing it to the negotiating table.

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US crude plunges 2.9%, settling at $63.30, after Trump says he told OPEC to tame fuel costs

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Average US price of gas spikes 13 cents per gallon, to $2.91

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Apr 27 08:00

Can Trump block witnesses, access to documents?

Trump has refused to cooperate in numerous congressional probes, setting the state for several long court fights.

President Donald Trump is refusing to cooperate with several committees in the House of Representatives that have launched investigations of his presidency and business dealings, setting the stage for a legal confrontation that is likely to land in the US Supreme Court.

"We just went through the Mueller witch-hunt," Trump told reporters at the White House on Wednesday. "And they came up with no collusion and they also came with no obstruction."

"We are fighting all the subpoenas. These are not like impartial people. Look, the Democrats are trying to win 2020," Trump told reporters after saying in a tweet earlier in the day he would take the issue "to the US Supreme Court."

But constitutional scholars and Washington, DC, lawyers say Trump's legal ability to fend off demands from the House, where opposition Democrats control key committees, is weak. The president can only delay Congress's access by litigating in federal court, although that is a process that could take months.

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Giuliani: Would 'Love To Have A Trial' To Prove Trump's Innocence

Apr 27 05:04

US man rammed car into pedestrians thinking they were Muslim

Thirteen-year-old girl suffers brain trauma after war veteran 'targeted people' he thought were Muslim, authorities say.

A man in California deliberately ploughed his car into a group of eight pedestrians because he thought some of them were Muslim, local authorities have said.

Isaiah Joel Peoples, 34, faces eight counts of attempted murder for injuring eight people, including a 13-year-old girl, after he deliberately veered his car into the pedestrians.

According to the AP news agency, the teenage girl was the most seriously injured in the incident and is currently in a coma with severe brain trauma.

Three adults also remain in hospital with injuries that include broken limbs and fractures.

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(*34 years of age = Muslims have been evil as long as he's been able to comprehend televised NEWS
34 Years of age puts him at 17 years of age on 9/11 , when some people did something , and was immediately followed by the grand specticle of Flag Pageantry , which most likely prompted his visit to a recruitment center .
Today for the sake of that official story , he could have beli~eved he was doing his patriotic duty .
Nobody ever checks , but may~be his radio was tuned to Conservative Talk , which also could figure into this man's defense case , where it appears he's been 'surrounded' since birth .
But it seems much simpler to put in more comprehendible terms: SOROS PAID HIM TO DO IT , make sure the son of a b**ch cant vote ever again , and be done with it .)

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