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Sep 04 13:22

Who answers the White House phone, anyway?

Depends on which number you call. The public comment line (202-456-1111) is manned by volunteers recruited by the current administration. The White House switchboard (202-456-1414) is manned by professional White House operators. Only privileged parties are privy to the "secret number" that reaches the president directly

Sep 04 09:01

Report: PM lobbied US to defund UNRWA without consulting cabinet, security heads

Two weeks ago, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a secret message to the White House urging US President Donald Trump to cut all funding for UNRWA, the UN agency that aids Palestinian refugees, without consulting first with his defense officials, according to a Sunday news report.

Four senior Israeli officials told Channel 10 news that until a few weeks ago, Jerusalem’s policy was that the US should not cut its funding completely, especially in the Gaza Strip, due to fears of a humanitarian crisis and the security issues it could raise.

Sep 04 08:56

Trump Warns Syria Against Attacking Idlib Rebels

In a new tweet on Monday, President Trump warned Syria against attacking the rebels in Idlib Province. He also warned Iran and Russia against participating in any such attack if it happens.

Sep 04 08:55

US Drone Policy Goes from Bad to Worse: The Stimson Center Report 2018

Now the task force seems to have thrown caution to the wind, recognizing that the Trump administration could not care less what the Stimson Center has to say. Despite the failures of the Obama administration to heed most of the recommendations of the first report, as reflected in that administration’s poor “grades” in the second report, it has become increasingly clear that the Trump administration has no intention even of showing up for school: “U.S. drone policy under the Trump administration has thus far been defined by uncertainty coupled with less oversight and less transparency.”

Sep 04 08:50

What Lies Beneath: The US-Israeli Plot to ‘Save’ Gaza

Israel wants to change the rules of the game entirely. With unconditional support from the Trump Administration, Tel Aviv sees a golden opportunity to redefine what has, for decades, constituted the legal and political foundation for the so-called ‘Palestinian-Israeli conflict.’

While US President Donald Trump’s foreign policy has, thus far, been erratic and unpredictable, his administration’s ‘vision’ in Israel and Palestine is systematic and unswerving. This consistency seems to be part of a larger vision aimed at liberating the ‘conflict’ from the confines of international law and even the old US-sponsored ‘peace process.’

Indeed, the new strategy has, so far, targeted the status of East Jerusalem as an Occupied Palestinian city, and the Right of Return for Palestinian refugees. It aims to create a new reality in which Israel achieves its strategic goals while the rights of Palestinians are limited to mere humanitarian issues.

Sep 04 08:42

Shame On You, USA

Now it’s out in the open: America has declared war on the Palestinians. With his son-in-law Jared Kushner, an expert on humanitarian organizations and Palestinian refugees, the great bully Donald Trump decided to end aid to the UN agency that aids Palestinian refugees. The official explanation: The business model and fiscal practices of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency made it an “irredeemably flawed operation.”

Trump and his son-in-law, the keepers of the seal of good government, found that the agency isn’t properly run. The annual U.S. contribution of $360 million will end. Even in Israel, which rejoices at every Palestinian calamity and is positive that everything is a zero-sum game, people think the state’s greatest friend of all time went a little overboard.

Sep 04 08:01

'The stakes are astronomical': Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearing will be a battle royale

Democrats know Trump’s greatest legacy may be the ascent of a second conservative supreme court justice. Their fight to stop it starts now

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am watching the hearings now and the Democrats are trying to find a way to delay the hearings until after the November elections.

Sep 03 12:46

Mr. Trump, You Cannot Erase the Palestinian Right to Return

First, the Trump Administration “took Jerusalem off the table.” Now, in an especially dangerous display of recklessness, they have announced their intention to do the same for the Palestinian “right of return.”

The first indication that this was in the works came with the administration’s announcement that they would be suspending all US assistance to UNWRA, the UN agency created to address the humanitarian needs of the Palestinians who were forced to flee from their homes in 1948 and again in 1967. More recently, the administration supported by some Republican members of Congress, launched an effort to limit “refugee” status to only those Palestinians who were victims of the 1948 expulsions. [In a future article I will address the devastating humanitarian and political consequences that will result from crippling the work of UNWRA.]

Sep 03 08:57

Will Someone In Washington Play The Ace Of Spades Before November?

With regard to American foreign and security policy, President Donald Trump presents a paradox. Aside from some harsh bluster (“fire and fury” directed towards Pyongyang in the lead-up to an unprecedented US-North Korea summit), Trump generally seems to want more peaceful ties with the rest of the world and an end to wasteful and dangerous conflicts.

On the other hand, if that is his intention, he’s been unable to make much headway with an establishment that constitutionally is totally under his authority but in practice seems to be almost entirely independent of his supervision.

Sep 03 07:32

Luongo: Trump Doesn't Want Peace With The EU

Donald Trump is on a mission. His goal? Destroy the post-WWII institutional order that has outlived its usefulness.

And there have been a number of major moves that fundamentally tear at the fabric of that order. In a span of a day we’ve had the following things occur in quick succession.

French President Emmanuel Macron holds a press conference calling for a new “strategic relationship with Russia and Turkey.”

At the same time he softened the EU’s stance on Russia’s reunification with Crimea, saying Russian – EU relations needed “to be brought up to date.”

On the trade and tariff war with Trump, Germany called Trump’s bluff about free trade on cars by offering to scrap all import tariffs on theirs in exchange for the U.S. lifting them on light trucks and pickups, which Trump promptly rejected.

Trump then called the EU “Worse than China” and threatened to pull the U.S. out of the World Trade Organization.

Sep 02 23:18

The Day U.S. Military Supremacy Publicly Ended

Military Budgets

The U.S. Military budget for FY 2019 will be $716 Billion. Add $70 Billion for Homeland Security, $70 Billion for the nation’s 16 intelligence agencies, $186 Billion for veterans’ benefits, and the U.S. spends more than a trillion dollars a year on “defense.” Two trillion dollars covers yearly mandatory expenses for social security, Medicare, Medicaid, and interest on the federal debt, leaving less than one trillion out of the country’s $4 Trillion budget left for everything else.

Russia’s military budget is $61 B a year, less than 10 percent of the U.S. military budget and less than that of Saudi Arabia.

Given the above facts, Russia would appear to be no match against the U.S. militarily.

Sep 02 17:12

Trump says ‘no political necessity’ to keep Canada in new NAFTA deal

Donald Trump said there is “no political necessity” to keep Canada in the NAFTA agreement if a “fair deal” cannot be reached. The US president warned Congress against interfering, threatening to kill the deal single-handedly.

“There is no political necessity to keep Canada in the new NAFTA deal. If we don't make a fair deal for the US after decades of abuse, Canada will be out,” Trump tweeted on Saturday, a day after the trade negotiations with Canada were upended by leaked off-the-record remarks he made to Bloomberg.

Sep 02 10:26

How to stanch Syria’s bloody final showdown

“Right now, our job is to help create quagmires [for Russia and the Syrian regime] until we get what we want,” says one administration official, explaining the effort to resist an Idlib onslaught. This approach involves reassuring the three key U.S. allies on Syria’s border — Israel, Turkey and Jordan — of continued American involvement.

Sep 01 09:55

Trump threatens to cut Canada from new NAFTA deal

Canada has been abusing the United States for decades when it comes to trade and no one has ever done anything about it. It’s almost as if the Obama Democrats welcomed the abuse.

Aug 31 15:49

"Absolutely Repulsive": After $1.5 Trillion Tax Giveaway to the Rich, Trump Cancels Modest Pay Raise for Federal Workers

(*Repulsive , perhaps , understandable, undoubtedly . he always says one thing , to appease his opponents , and then he turns around and does what's best for America !)

Aug 31 08:52

Trump Drops the Hammer on Hillary/FBI/CNN!!!

Aug 31 08:39

The pro-Israel Lobby’s pressure against Al Jazeera’s exposé should be ignored

Under pressure from abroad, the government of Qatar has shelved an important Al Jazeera film. The TV network’s investigative unit went undercover for months in the US to expose the pro-Israel Lobby. My colleagues and I at the Electronic Intifada have just released the very first clips from the film.

Despite the unit’s director, Clayton Swisher, promising ten months ago that it would be broadcast “soon”, the four-part film has yet to see the light of day. The film in question is a follow up to “The Lobby”, which Al Jazeera broadcast last year after six months of undercover work in Britain’s pro-Israel groups. That film exposed how Shai Masot, an Israeli Embassy operative, was plotting to “take down” British government ministers and MPs deemed to be critical of Israel.

Aug 31 08:38

The Deliberate Pauperisation of Palestine

Say what you want about how American administrations, from former president Harry S. Truman downward, have, over the years, treated Palestinians. But none was so actively engaged in gunning for them as the current one.

Relations between the present-day administration — an administration that from day one has trumpeted itself as the custodian of a mythical “deal of the century” — and the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) took another nose-dive last Friday when leaders in Washington permanently cut more than $200 million (Dh735.6 million) in aid for the West Bank and Gaza, saying the appropriated funds will be “redirected” elsewhere, but didn’t say where the money would go.

A State Department official, in another one of those typically obtuse statements this government agency is notorious for issuing with impressive ease, said the decision was made “after a review to ensure these funds were spent in accordance with US national interests”.

Aug 31 08:30

Trump Says China To Blame For Hurting U.S.-North Korean Relations

President Trump appears to be blaming China for derailing a U.S.-North Korea rapprochement, implying that it's placing "tremendous pressure" on Pyongyang as a result of ongoing trade disputes between Washington and Beijing.

In a quartet of tweets on Wednesday, Trump issued what he called a White House statement saying he "feels strongly that North Korea is under tremendous pressure from China because of our major trade disputes with the Chinese Government."

"At the same time, we also know that China is providing North Korea with ... considerable aid, including money, fuel, fertilizer and various other commodities. This is not helpful!" he continued.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Bad China. BAD China! No fortune cookie!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 30 19:46

Trump Says Google, Facebook In "Very Antitrust Situation"

Responding to reports that Silicon Valley social media platforms are censoring conservatives, President Trump stepped up his criticism of technology firms - telling Bloomberg in a wide-ranging interview that they may be in a "very antitrust situation," while repeatedly censoring himself over whether or not the companies should be broken up.

“I won’t comment on the breaking up, of whether it’s that [Google] or Amazon or Facebook,” Trump said in an Oval Office interview Thursday with Bloomberg. “As you know, many people think it is a very anti-trust situation, the three of them. But I just, I won’t comment on that.”

Aug 30 09:41

President Trump Pushing GOP Senators to Ditch Support of Jeff Sessions

The writing is on the wall for Attorney General Jeff Sessions. And that writing has the unmistakable color of pink to it.

It’s blatantly obvious that President Trump wants to remove Jeff Sessions from the job of Attorney General. We’ve known as much since last summer when Trump first started fuming that Sessions had recused himself from the Special Counsel investigation into Russia meddling in the 2016 campaign. (RELATED: Trump Taunts Jeff Sessions Over His Inability to Control the DOJ and Investigate Real Corruption.)

Trump has so far held off – correctly, in my opinion – in firing Sessions because he doesn’t want to spook Robert Mueller and add more fuel to his case, which has now transformed into an obstruction of justice case, rather than collusion. Trump doesn’t want to give the impression that he’s further impeding on Mueller’s investigation, which is something he may have inadvertently done by firing corrupt FBI head James Comey.

Aug 30 09:32

How Future President Mike Pence is Preparing to Take Over the White House

Aug 30 07:29

VIDEO: Syrian Army uncovers US-made weapons in Hama

YUP! The US Military caught once again supplying material aid to terrorists!

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:50 P.M.) – Based on accurate intelligence info, the Syrian Army has unearthed a huge weapon cache in Tulul al-Humur village in southern Hama countryside.

Aug 29 10:06

US to Announce Rejection of Palestinian Right of Return

The United States Donald Trump administration will announce a suspension of funding to the United Nations Relief and Work Agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) and the rejection of the right of return for Palestinian refugees.

According to Hebrew-language news outlets, the US administration is expected to announce its new policy early September, which would effectively cancel the right of return for Palestinians through several steps.

Aug 29 09:11

Bogdasarov: A Russian Response To A New US Attack On Syria Should Include Sinking The Warships

Russia must respond to US strikes against Syria by destroying not only missiles, but also the ships that launch them. This was stated by political scientist Semyon Bagdasarov.

According to the expert, the Americans want to organize a provocation with chemical weapons in Syria in order to justify a missile attack on government forces, since this is the only way to stop the Syrian army, which has almost freed the country from US-funded militants. The connection between the impending provocation and Washington can easily be traced from the concentration of serious military forces (destroyers, bombers and missiles) in the immediate vicinity of Syria.

Aug 29 05:00

Media Too Busy Defending John McCain to Report the News That Actually Affects You

And as the media continues to wax hysterical about Trump’s dishonorable behavior, the real issues remain swept under the rug while the very public the government is spying on is distracted by partisan quibbling and false outrage. The TSA continues to expand its authority, the NSA is collecting growing amounts of data, the use of facial recognition technology and biometrics is on the rise, and the government continues to spend trillions of dollars on wars that have failed to stop terrorism.

But the White House only flew the special American cloth at half mast for a day, and we should all be very concerned.

Aug 28 10:54

Ukrainian Consultant Reveals Steele Sought Bogus Stories for Trump Dossier

A Ukrainian political consultant has revealed to Sputnik that former MI6 agent Christopher Steele sought and paid for researchers in Ukraine to concoct fake stories about Donald Trump prior his election as US president to use in the now-infamous dossier that supposedly contained damning evidence of Russia-Trump collusion.

Radio Sputnik's Lee Stranahan spoke previously with Ukrainian political consultant and former diplomat Andrii Telizhenko about his connections to a Democratic National Committee (DNC) operative named Alexandra Chalupa who also worked for clients in Ukrainian politics. Chalupa told Politico in January 2017 that beginning in 2015, she pulled on a network of sources she'd established in Kiev and Washington to try and turn up dirt on Trump, once his star began to rise in the Republican primary campaign.

Aug 28 10:36

Lanny Davis Admits Being Source For CNN Trump Tower "Bombshell" Fake News

Then, last week, amid the deafening euphoria of the 'anti-Trump'-ers, Davis told Anderson Cooper:

“I think the reporting of the story got mixed up in the course of a criminal investigation. We were not the source of the story.”

Davis increasingly backed away from the story in recent days, telling the Washington Post that he is not certain if the claim is accurate, and that he could not independently corroborate it.

Destroying CNN's "bombshell" story, crushing the hopes of millions of 'not my president'-ers.

Aug 28 10:22

Celebrities who said they would move to Canada if Trump was elected, but did no such thing

Actors

Bryan Cranston said he hopes he doesn’t have to pack his bags, but would “definitely move” if Trump won. “Absolutely, I would definitely move,” the “Breaking Bad” star said on “The Bestseller Experiment” podcast. “It’s not real to me that that would happen. I hope to God it won’t.”

Samuel L. Jackson slammed Trump for running a “hate”-filled campaign and said he would move to South Africa if he wins. “If that motherf—er becomes president, I’m moving my black ass to South Africa,” the movie star quipped to Jimmy Kimmel.

Lena Dunham told Andy Cohen at the Matrix Awards that “I know a lot of people have been threatening to do this, but I really will. I know a lovely place in Vancouver.” The star and creator of HBO’s “Girls” has been a vocal advocate for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee.

Aug 28 10:07

Trump doubles down on claim Google is 'suppressing conservative voices and hiding good news' threatening 'serious situation WILL be addressed'

Donald Trump is refusing to back down from his claim that Google 'rigged' its results to show only bad news stories about him.

The tech firm categorically denied on Tuesday that politics play any role in the complex algorithms that determine what users are shown when they search a term.

Google said in a statement: 'Search is not used to set a political agenda' and that 'we never rank search results to manipulate political sentiment.'

The president had launched an early-morning attack on the firm after apparently seeing a chart on a conservative news site that claimed to portray news outlets' biases. The article containing the chart was headlined '96 Percent of Google Search Results for "Trump" News Are from Liberal Media Outlets.'

Trump then tweeted, then deleted, then tweeted an assault on Google again that claimed the search engine giant is 'suppressing' the voices of conservatives.

Aug 28 08:50

Washington tells UN court it has no jurisdiction to rule in Iran sanctions case

The United States told UN judges on Tuesday they had no jurisdiction to rule on Tehran’s demand for them to order the suspension of nuclear-related sanctions against Iran. Tehran has argued that US President Donald Trump breached a 1955 treaty with his decision to re-impose the sanctions after withdrawing from a multilateral nuclear deal. US State Department lawyer Jennifer Newstead told the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague that it “lacks prima facie jurisdiction to hear Iran’s claims.” She argued that the US has the right to protect its national security and other interests, AFP reports. The treaty “cannot therefore provide a basis for this court’s jurisdiction” in the case, she added. In the first day of hearings at the ICJ on Monday, Iran’s lawyers said the sanctions were threatening the welfare of its citizens and disrupting tens of billions of dollars’ worth of business deals.

Aug 27 10:41

Fox News analyst criticizes Trump over condolences tweet that avoided praising McCain

Fox News analyst Brit Hume took a swipe at President Trump over his tweet offering condolences to the family of GOP Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), who died Saturday at the age of 81.

Hume pointed out that Trump’s tweet avoided praising McCain himself, setting it vastly apart from the dozens of tributes to the late senator posted by lawmakers from both parties.

“My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain,” Trump tweeted Saturday after the announcement of McCain’s death. “Our hearts and prayers are with you!”

“Still not a kind word about McCain himself,” Hume replied.

Aug 27 10:24

Trump Regime to Formally Reject Palestinians’ Right of Return

Adopted near the end of Israel’s 1948 war, UN Resolution 194 resolved that Palestinian “refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbors should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date, and that compensation should be paid for the property of those choosing not to return and for loss of or damage to property which, under principles of international law or equity, should be made good by the Governments or authorities responsible” – Article 11.

In May 1949, UN Resolution 273 granted Israel UN membership conditional on accepting and implementing UN Resolutions 181 (partitioning Mandatory Palestine into Jewish and Arab states) and 194, granting Palestinians their universally recognized right of return.

Throughout his tenure, Trump and his regime hardliners have been more contemptuous of fundamental Palestinians rights than his predecessors.

Aug 27 08:57

Blood-sucking 'kissing bugs' spreading dangerous parasitic disease in US, health officials warn

Insects known as “triatomines” which is also known as a kissing bugs, assassin bugs, or vampire bugs are starting more common in USA.This Vampire bugs spread a dangerous illness called Chagas diseases. This disease was previously found in the Central, South America and Mexico.

Aug 27 08:42

White House’s American Flag Flies at Full Staff After John McCain’s Death

McCain was a Republican politician who got on the nerves of other Republicans like no other. That made him an independent voice who wasn’t afraid to speak out against his own party, or his own president.

It’s well known that McCain and President Trump never saw eye-to-eye.

Aug 27 07:48

Roger Waters Slams Skripal Case

Pink Floyd Legend Roger Waters Slams Skripal Case as 'Nonsense'

Aug 27 06:53

Donald Trump's Moral Atrocity in Yemen

He ignores his role in the destruction of Yemen, yes. But why do we let him control the conversation?

In his 2000 book The America We Deserve, Donald Trump explained his views about the morality of military intervention:

My rules of engagement are pretty simple. If we are going to intervene in a conflict it had better pose a direct threat to our interest- one definition of “direct” being a threat so obvious that most Americans will know where the hot spot is on the globe and will quickly understand why we are getting involved.

This non-interventionist sensibility is part of what made Trump stand out amongst his Republican competitors during the 2016 Republican primary. It sounds like a commonsense approach: you hit me, I hit you back; I don’t hit people first. This is surely one reason that some Trump voters chose him over the more hawkish Hillary Clinton. Those same supporters now have to be pleased that Trump is relying more on diplomacy with Russia and North Korea.

But what never seems to be discussed—on the campaign trail, in the media, on Trump’s Twitter feed—is the conflict in Yemen.>>>

Aug 27 06:28

US Re-Ups Attack on UN and Human Rights Agencies

A Harrowing Reality: US Re-Ups Attack on UN and Human Rights Agencies
In yet another snub to International Humanitarian Law, the United States government has issued another attack on the United Nations, with plans to cut off funding to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Human Rights Council, with other UN agencies being potential future targets.
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Aug 26 16:45

REVEALED: Trump's approval rating remains steady after president's week from hell, a new poll finds

In an NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey, conducted August 22nd (the day after the Manafort and Cohen news broke) through August 25th, the president's approval rating was 44 percent while 52 percent disapproved.

In an earlier, separately conducted poll, through August 18th and August 22nd, Trump's approval rating was at 46 percent while 51 percent disapproved.

Aug 26 12:32

Russian warships heading to Syria in response to US threats

17 ships deployed in a week. We are on the cusp of a major war which the US can't win! The Russians are also hinting at the deployment of tactical nukes. You can be sure they are already there!

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:15 P.M.) – Russian warships have sailed through the Bosphorus into the Mediterranean in response to US President Trump’s threats to strike Syria.

Up to 17 Russian warships have crossed the Bosphorus into Syria so far this week.

Aug 26 10:01

TENSIONS RISE: U.S REACTIVATES 2ND FLEET TO COUNTER ‘RESURGENT RUSSIA’

In a major escalation of tensions in the North Atlantic, the United States reactivated the Navy’s second fleet, which was designed to contain Russia in the North Atlantic. The information was released by the US Navy Commander of Naval Operations, Admiral John Richardson.

“We have to maintain our competitive advantage and dominance on the sea,” Commander Richardson said at a in Norfolk, Va., on Friday.

At the same time, he noted that the forces of the second fleet will have to operate under the conditions of a “resurgent Russia”, which is military planners say increasingly mirrors the situation with the Soviet Union.

Aug 26 09:46

Trump: "I May Have To Get Involved" To Get To "Bottom Of Crooked Hillary Corruption"

With his back against the well after longtime Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg was granted immunity by US prosecutors one day after the National Enquirer's David Packer received a similar deal, on Saturday morning Trump continued his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, accusing the former senator of not understanding "what is happening" at his Justice Department.

In a pair of tweets Saturday morning, the president wrote that Sessions was allowing Mueller "and his gang of 17 Angry Dems" to have a "field day" at the Justice Department with his decision last year to recuse himself from the investigation into the Trump campaign.

"Jeff Sessions said he wouldn’t allow politics to influence him only because he doesn’t understand what is happening underneath his command position. Highly conflicted Bob Mueller and his gang of 17 Angry Dems are having a field day as real corruption goes untouched. No Collusion!" the president wrote.

Aug 26 06:18

The White House Ain’t Happy That El Salvador Switched Sides

El Salvador’s decision to switch sides from Taipei to Beijing has inflamed the White House.

In a rare, strongly worded statement on Friday, the White House said that the Central American nation’s decision to cut ties with Taiwan was of “grave concern” to the United States, and a matter that would “affect the economic health and security of the entire Americas region.”

It warned that the Central American nation might be “disappointed over the long run” after falling prey to “China’s apparent interference in the domestic politics of a Western Hemisphere country.”

El Salvador has said that its decision to switch its recognition to China was primarily driven by a need for cash.
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White House statement>>>

Aug 25 16:03

TRUMP ORG MONEY MAN ALLEN WEISSELBERG COULD BE THE PRESIDENT’S NEXT NIGHTMARE

(*Cohen , Weisselberg ?
Trump surrounded himself with his Jewish friends .)

Aug 25 10:19

Beijing: US Claims About China Impacting Talks with North Korea 'Irresponsible'

Chinese Foreign Affairs Ministry Spokesman Lu Kang stated that the United States' claims that China has been impacting Washington's talks with Pyongyang on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula are irresponsible and contradict the facts.

"The claims made by the US contradict the facts, they are irresponsible. We express deep concern in this regard and have already made a submission to the US side," the spokesman said in a statement on Saturday, Sputnik reported.

The statement is a response to US President Donald Trump, who announced on Friday that he had told Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to cancel his trip to North Korea, scheduled for next week. According to the US president, China was not helping with the denuclearization issue as much as before because of the current trade dispute between the two countries.

It is not the first time that Trump has criticized Beijing on the Korean issue>>>

Aug 25 09:39

US slashes aid as Gaza hospitals run out of fuel

he Trump administration has decided to cut more than $200 million in bilateral assistance to Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, the State Department said Friday.

The money will be redirected to “high priority projects elsewhere,” a notice sent to Congress stated.

The amount cut by the Trump administration represents most of the $250 million in aid requested annually by the State Department for 2018 and 2019.

Aug 25 09:28

Small Business Ownership Among Black Americans Jumps 400% Since Trump's Election

As black unemployment remains at historic lows, The number of small businesses owned by African Americans in the United States has exploded by 400% year-over-year, according to a survey of more than 2,600 small business owners and entrepreneurs by Guidant Financial.

Aug 25 06:25

US, UK, France prepare new strike against Syria: Russia

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, militants are arriving in Syria's Idlib after being trained by a private British military company called Olive.

The Russian Defense Ministry has accused the United States, the United Kingdom and France of preparing to carry out new strikes against Syria under the pretext of chemical weapons use by Syrian government forces.

"Western countries' actions in spite of their public statements are aimed at another sharp deterioration of the situation in the Middle East region and the disruption of the peace process on the territory of Syria," ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov noted.

According to the spokesman, militants in Idlib province are preparing to stage the use of chemical weapons against civilians by the government.

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(*it should come as no surprise as this heats up , the battery gets reinstalled in the Hillary Distraction Device )

Aug 25 05:58

US Senators Ask Pompeo to Release Transcript of Trump-Putin Summit

TEHRAN (FNA)- US Senators Robert Menendez and Jeanne Shaheen wrote a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday asking him to release relevant documents and interpreter notes from President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland.
"We respectfully request that you provide the Senate Foreign Relations Committee members relevant materials including all classified and unclassified cable traffic, memoranda of conversations, interpreter's notes and policy directive related to the meeting," the letter said, World News reported.
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Menendez and Shaheen told Pompeo in the letter that they were particularly interested in commitments made by the two presidents regarding Syria and Ukraine.

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Aug 25 05:47

Putin Says Russian Vessels With 'Kalibr' Cruise Missiles on Permanent Standby Due to Syria

Russia's Putin said Wednesday Russian military vessels with "Kalibr" cruise rockets will be on permanent standby because of ongoing terrorist threats in Syria.

Earlier on Tuesday Putin said that 14 missile regiments would receive the new Yars intercontinental missile complexes to replace their old Topol complexes this year as part of a build-up of the state's armed forces.

Putin, whose relations with the West have deteriorated, said previously he does not want an arms race, while warning potential enemies that his country has developed a new generation of invincible weapons to protect itself.

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Aug 25 05:30

Terrorists readying chemical attack to frame Damascus & provide pretext for US strikes –

The US and its allies are preparing new airstrikes on Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said, adding that militants are poised to stage a chemical weapons attack in order to frame Damascus and provide a pretext for the strikes.
The attack would be used as a pretext for US, UK and French airstrikes on Syrian targets, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, Major General Igor Konashenkov said. USS ‘The Sullivans,’ an Arleigh Burke-class Aegis guided missile destroyer, was already deployed to the Persian Gulf a couple of days ago, he added.

The destroyer has 56 cruise missiles on board, according to data from the Russian Defence Ministry. A US Rockwell B-1 Lancer, a supersonic bomber equipped with 24 cruise missiles, has also been deployed at the Qatari Al Udeid Airbase.

(*It sounds like we're in for Another MARKET RALLY , to me !)

Aug 25 05:22

Trump Organization's Chief Financial Officer Granted Immunity Deal

Federal prosecutors reportedly granted Trump Organization's finance boss, Allen Weisselberg, legal immunity in the probe into Michael Cohen
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The immunity deal for the CFO, Allen Weisselberg, was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, which also reported he was called to testify before a federal grand jury earlier this year.

Weisselberg was given immunity months ago, one of the people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The source declined to provide further details.

A cooperation deal between Weisselberg and prosecutors could be damaging to the president given the CFO's longtime role in Trump's business affairs.>>>

Aug 25 04:57

Trump Slashes $200 Million Palestinian Aid

State Department officials announced on Friday that over $200 million in frozen funding to the Palestinians in both the West Bank and Gaza Strip are being cut outright, with the funding to be diverted elsewhere.

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Aug 25 04:54

Report: Israel Intends to Kill Civilians, Medical Staff Deliberately

A new report by a human rights organisation concluded that Israeli troops basically ignored the fact that Palestinian medical staff adhered strictly to international standards while treating demonstrators in Gaza’s Great March of Return protests, and shot them deliberately.

Aug 25 04:43

Family of Mollie Tibbetts Tell Right-Wingers to Stop Exploiting Her Death for Racist, Anti-Immigrant Narrative

“We are not so fucking small-minded that we generalize a whole population based on some bad individuals. Now stop being a fucking snake and using my cousins death as political propaganda.”

As Fox News, President Donald Trump, and right-wing commentators continue to shamelessly exploit the murder of 20-year-old Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts to advance their anti-immigrant narrative and cruel policy agenda, members of Tibbetts’ family are forcefully pushing back against this “small-minded” effort to use the horrific killing of a young woman as a political prop.

“Hey I’m a member of Mollie’s family and we are not so fucking small-minded that we generalize a whole population based on some bad individuals,” Sam Lucas, a second cousin of Tibbetts, wrote on Twitter in response to Candace Owens, communications director for the right-wing group Turning Point USA. “Now stop being a fucking snake and using my cousin’s death as political propaganda. Take her name out of your mouth.”

“Mollie’s death is not political propaganda to bring up your ‘build the wall’ bullshit,” Lucas added in a separate tweet. “Stop.”

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(*so Trump is capable of whipping up a bit of his own Fake NEWS , according to The Tibbetts familly )

Aug 24 15:49

Trump "Israel will pay a higher price" for Embassy Move

President Trump has said Israel will "pay a higher price" in the negotiations after the US moved their embassy to Jerusalem, and its now "Palestinians turn" for "something very good."

Embattled Trump Startles the 'self chosen' by Demanding ‘Higher Price’ for His Delusional Achievements on Jerusalem https://bit.ly/2PzrsUs

Aug 24 08:05

‘A good satellite does what it is told’: US warns Turkey & other allies against buying Russian S-400

Once again warning Turkey against buying Russian S-400 air-defense systems, the US State Department has gone a step further, to virtually threaten all its NATO and other allies with sanctions should they consider similar deals.

Noting that the ahead-of-schedule S-400 deliveries to Turkey would be another “concern” for the US, the State Department's Heather Nauert stressed that Washington rejects other nations’ plans to diversify their defense system supplies. Earlier this week Rosoboronexport confirmed that the first batch of launchers will be transferred to Ankara in 2019.

Aug 24 07:18

National Enquirer Hid Trump Stories in Safe With Other Hush Deals

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According to the Associated Press, which made the revelation on Thursday, Pecker had collected the documents over the years by buying the rights to stories and simply not publishing them, a practice known as “catch and kill.” The Trump records were stored alongside other stories about fellow celebrities who had similar deals with Pecker.

Several people with knowledge of the safe told AP that it “was a great source of power for Pecker.”

News of Pecker’s catch and kill practices were first highlighted by the Wall Street Journal in 2016>>>

Aug 24 06:00

No, the U.S. Can't Bring Russia to Its Knees

Russia's economy continues to grow, despite the fallback of sanctions.

The U.S.’s sanctions policy against Russia is evolving from trying to nudge the Kremlin in a desired direction to inflicting maximum pain. This is a slippery slope, and it’s time to consider the most extreme consequences for Russia, as well as the U.S. and its allies.

During a Senate Banking Committee hearing this week, a telling exchange took place between Republican Senator John Kennedy and the Trump administration’s senior sanctions officials.

Kennedy demanded to know what they would do if the president ordered them to bring the Russian economy "to its knees.”

They wouldn’t give a straight answer>>>

(*maybe they can't bring Russia , but apparently they think we're down to knees ready )

Aug 24 05:43

THE TIME HAS COME FOR RUSSIA TO FINALLY DITCH THE US DOLLAR

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>>>Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.
“The time has come when we need to go from words to actions, and get rid of the dollar as a means of mutual settlements, and look for other alternatives,” he said in an interview with International Affairs magazine.

“Thank God, this is happening, and we will speed up this work,” Ryabkov said, explaining the move would come in addition to other “retaliatory measures” as a response to a growing list of US sanctions. Russian Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak recently noted that a growing number of countries are interested in replacing the dollar as a medium in global oil trades and other transactions

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Aug 23 18:59

Trump "Israel will pay a higher price" for Embassy Move

President Trump has said Israel will "pay a higher price" in the negotiations after the US moved their embassy to Jerusalem

Embattled Trump Startles the 'self chosen' by Demanding ‘Higher Price’ for His Delusional Achievements on Jerusalem https://bit.ly/2PzrsUs

Aug 23 14:23

State Dept Warns of Possible Sanctions on Any Country Purchasing Russia's S-400

US State Department's spokesperson Heather Nauert said during briefing that Washington was against a possible purchase of Russian S-400 air defense systems by its allies around the world.

Aug 23 11:59

Fear Trump will pardon Manafort? See what pardon king Clinton and these other decision makers did

With Paul Manafort facing decades in prison, commentators warn that Donald Trump may exercise his power to pardon convicted felons in order to let his former associate off the hook – following in the footsteps of Bill Clinton.

On Tuesday, a jury in Virginia convicted Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chair, on eight federal felony charges carrying a combined sentence of up to 80 years.

The news was met with jubilation in #Resistance circles, but some media outlets and Twitter pundits were quick to predict that Trump might pardon Manafort – leading to breathless screeds about the president.

Aug 23 11:22

MSNBC, CNN ignore bombshell development in Mollie Tibbetts case on day of bad news for Trump

Mediaite columnist Joseph Wulfsohn told Fox News that it’s “fairly obvious that certain news outlets prefer to cover stories that make the president look bad” and the Tibbetts story “didn’t fit their narrative,” so it fell by the wayside.

Aug 23 11:21

Lindsey Graham Reveals When Donald Trump Will Likely Fire Jeff Sessions

President Trump is “very likely” to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions after November’s midterm elections, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told Bloomberg News.

Graham told Bloomberg that Trump is “entitled to an attorney general he has faith in” but warned Trump against firing Sessions ahead of the midterms, saying it would “create havoc.”

Aug 23 10:38

Bolton: EU has to choose between Iran and US

President Donald Trump's hawkish national security adviser says the Europeans have to make a choice between the US and Iran in observing American sanctions which he claims have been more effective than expected.

“We expect that Europeans will see, as businesses all over Europe are seeing, that the choice between doing business with Iran or doing business with the United States is very clear to them," National Security Adviser John Bolton said Tuesday.

Trump “wants maximum pressure on Iran, maximum pressure, and that is what is going on,” Bolton told Reuters in Israel.

US administration officials have said newly re-imposed sanctions are meant to change Iran’s policies, including its role in the region, making a point that they are not aimed at toppling the Islamic Republic.

Bolton boasted that the sanctions are “already having a significant effect on Iran's economy,” but admitted that they have not led to any change in the country’s policies.

Aug 23 09:33

US ready to drive Iranian oil exports to zero, says US national security adviser

The US is prepared to use sanctions to drive Iranian oil exports down to zero, the US national security adviser, John Bolton, has said.

“Regime change in Iran is not American policy, but what we want is massive change in the regime’s behaviour,” Bolton said on a visit to Israel, as he claimed current sanctions had been more effective than predicted.

Donald Trump took the US out of Iran’s nuclear deal with the west in May and is imposing escalating sanctions, both to force Iran to renegotiate the deal and to end Tehran’s perceived interference in Yemen, Syria and Lebanon.

Complete removal of Iranian oil from world markets would cut oil supply by more than 4% probably forcing up prices in the absence of any new supplies.

Aug 23 09:32

I’ve Been Browder’s Number One Journalist Critic for Two Decades. Here’s What President Trump Should Know About Handling Him

As a journalist, I’ve have been investigating Mr. Browder for nearly two decades. I’m probably his number one enemy journalist. He had me banned from a public talk December 2016 at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton where he feared I would ask him about his corruption.

As he said with some irony about President Putin, Mr. Browder is a bald-faced liar. Whatever he tells you, it’s not true.

For example, he cites “the death of my lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, in 2009 at the hands of the Russian state after he had uncovered a massive Russian government corruption scheme.”

Aug 23 09:16

China files Complaint To WTO Against US Tariffs

China filed a complaint with the WTO against US tariffs on $16 billion worth of Chinese goods under the Section 301 investigation, according to the Ministry of Commerce.

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(*"Is That All You Got ?"
whitehorse souce)

Aug 23 07:56

‘One Cannot Simply Wish Away 5 Million People’

For months now, President Donald Trump has been working to alter U.S. policy toward Palestinian refugees, who number more than 5 million across the Middle East. He cut $300 million in funding earlier this year to the United Nations agency that provides aid and services to the refugees, the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). And his advisor and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has been trying to get Arab countries to strip the Palestinians of their refugee status.

UNRWA was established in 1949 to assist and protect Palestinians who fled or were forced from their homes during the war over Israel’s independence. The agency employs nearly 30,000 Palestinians across the region, including up to 13,000 in Gaza.

Foreign Policy spoke recently to Pierre Krähenbühl, the Swiss national who leads UNRWA, about the agency and its relationship with Washington.

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Aug 23 07:28

Donald Trump's Foreign Policy Bait-and-Switch

We must confess that we never read Donald Trump’s famous book, The Art of the Deal. And we don’t know if there is a chapter called “Bait and Switch.” But that’s precisely what Trump perpetrated upon the American people when he crafted a campaign decrying America’s destructive and costly military Middle East involvement—and then, as president, set in motion events seemingly calculated to get us into another war there.

The President also promised to pull the United States out of the Iranian nuclear deal. However foolish, it was at least an honest representation of what his intention. And ultimately he did it. Thus it was possible to conclude that Trump was sincere on both his resolve to avoid further Mideast wars and his intention to exit the Iranian deal. Voters could draw their own conclusions about whether the two campaign promises were mutually exclusive or not.

But voters had no reason to conclude during the campaign that he would deal with Iran so aggressively as to force a dangerous showdown.>>>

Aug 23 06:47

BOLTON SAYS IRAN REGIME CHANGE 'NOT AMERICAN POLICY'

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(*WINNER of the BEX! Trifecta)

Aug 23 06:14

Trump Adviser Bolton Says Russia 'Stuck' in Syria, Iran Must Leave

- Russia is “stuck” in Syria and looking for others to fund post-war reconstruction there, U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said, describing this as an opportunity for Washington to press for Iranian forces to quit the country.

Bolton, speaking to Reuters while on a visit to Israel, said U.S. contacts with Russia did not include any understanding over a push by Damascus’s forces against the rebels in Idlib. But he warned against any use of chemical or biological weapons there.
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At a news conference in Jerusalem on Wednesday, Bolton voiced support for Israeli strikes in recent months on sites in Syria where he said Iranian-supplied missiles and other “threatening weapons” had been deployed.

“I think that’s a legitimate act of self-defence on the part of Israel,” he said.

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Aug 23 05:57

Bolton: Sanctions on Iran More Effective Than Expected

National security adviser John Bolton is bragging about the newly imposed US sanctions against Iran on Wednesday, saying that they are far more effective than even the US expected. He said it had a major impact on the Iranian economy and popular opinion

In particular, Bolton noted the soaring food prices in Iran, and public protests inside Tehran. Whether these are a direct result of the sanctions, only recently put back in place, is unclear. Expectations of US sanctions did indeed send the Iranian rial down in value, but many officials are blaming mismanagement for the worst of the increases.

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(*and if that reverses , because , let's say , Trump were to be impeached , the stock market would crash , so let the humanity crisis over there continue , it doesn't look bad from my house !

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ain't that right , boys ?)

Aug 23 05:38

Bolton Defends Israeli Strikes in Syria Against Iranian Targets

Bolton added that what is central to US policy in Syria is not only to defeat of the Islamic State and the elimination of its territorial caliphate, but also to deal with Iran’s presence.
Israel has struck in Syria in recent months “every time Iran has brought missiles or other threatening weapons” into the country>>>

Aug 23 05:30

TRUMP PROMISES MARKET CRASH

Trump Promises Market Crash in Case of His Impeachment
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The statement was made amid tense relations between Washington and a number of countries due to US tariffs on aluminum and steel.

Last week the US announced it had prepared another set of tariffs against Beijing targeting $16 billion in products from China that would be subjected to a 25-percent tariff and will come into force on August, 23.

Beijing has pledged to answer Washington’s move by imposing tariffs on $16 billion worth of US goods.

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Aug 23 05:19

Bolton Again Warns Assad “We Will Respond” If Chemical Weapons Used in Idlib Offensive

Bolton put Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on notice, saying the United States would respond “very strongly” if pro-government forces use chemical weapons in their campaign to retake Idlib.

Here we go again. Did Bolton just give jihadists facing imminent final defeat under Assad and Russian bombs an open door invitation to initiate a chemical provocation?
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Bolton spoke at a press conference Wednesday while in Jerusalem, where he met with Israeli officials.

(*Bolton: Trump's Pure Bred Israeli Retriever)

Aug 22 15:47

DERSHOWITZ: IMPEACHMENT NOT EVEN CLOSE

The legacy media was full of it on Wednesday: Politico speculated that “legal blows fuel impeachment fears” and CNN said, “Being indicted isn’t Donald Trump’s problem. Impeachment might be.”

But several commentators, including famed Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz, a lifelong liberal, told them, and Democrats champing at the bit to remove the president, to chill.

Back off.

Your dreams aren’t coming true today.

The impeachment rants started up as soon as onetime Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort was convicted of financial crimes that happened long before he worked for Trump, and onetime Trump lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to paying off women who claimed they had encounters with Trump.

Aug 22 13:03

VOXNEWS: CNN, Not Pentagon Found US Bombs Killed Yemen Kids

The Pentagon won’t check if US bombs killed kids in Yemen. CNN did it for them.

(*not for anything , but last week I submitted the CNN article , and refrained from suggesting a looksie for what FOXNOOSE had , in collusion with their associates in The Pentagon
Not to justify CNN over The Pentagon , or give Vox credibility , The so called Foreign Agents had it first .)

Aug 22 12:44

Manafort Trial Has Ukraine Freshly Nervous About Trump

KIEV — Paul Manafort’s criminal trial in the United States has also incriminated his political allies in Ukraine, where Manafort made millions as an operative. But good-government advocates here think Ukrainian authorities will decline to prosecute any officials, fearful of angering Donald Trump — a man whose help they need to keep Russia in check.

“The Ukrainian government will try to ignore this,” Alyona Getmanchuk, director of the Kiev-base New Europe Center, a think tank that promotes European and Western standards in Ukraine, told POLITICO. “Manafort is a person who was close to President Trump, and for whom Trump still may hold some sympathy.”

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Aug 22 12:34

China Ditching US Coal Imports For Domestic Supply in trade tariff tit-for-tat

Washington trade tariffs against Beijing appear to be backfiring on the US coal industry, as Chinese importers are finding new domestic alternatives to soften the blow.
“We have completely stopped US metallurgical coal (imports), which is popular among steel mills, in late July. There is too much uncertainty in trade,” a senior manager at a major Chinese coal trading house told Reuters on condition of anonymity.

Starting Thursday, the US is enforcing a new round of tariffs on $16 billion of Chinese imports. Beijing is responding with a similar amount, including levies on US metals and coal. Coal is an especially important industry for US President Donald Trump, who wants to revive the industry in the country.

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Aug 22 12:21

'Oldest trick in the book': US blaming & sanctioning Russia to deflect from failings

The US government continues to use sanctions against Russia trying to cover up their own shortcomings domestically and blaming American division and economic crisis on an outside power, independent journalist Joe Lauria said.
The first batch of the most recent sanctions against Russia comes into force on Wednesday. They focus on exports of US-made electronics used in the aircraft and space industries. Moscow said these measures won't affect ordinary people.

However in November, Moscow could face a second wave of restrictions, described by a US State Department official as "more draconian."

Washington says the new sanctions are in response to the poisoning of a former double agent>>>

Aug 22 11:49

Thanks Mr Trump’: State Media Mocks US President For Helping Make China Great Again

Broadcaster’s English-language video, which now appears to have been deleted, listed all the ways Donald Trump’s trade war has helped China improve itself
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The film by China Global Television Network (CGTN) sarcastically thanks Trump for helping the rest of the world to “bond” and galvanising China into making economic reforms that helped it lure major foreign investors such as Tesla.
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Dear Mr Trump, Thank you for the shock therapy about how far apart China and the US are and why it’s imperative they get on the same page,” the letter, read out by CGTN business anchor Cheng Lei, says.

“Thank you for re-instilling in the Chinese a sense of HUMILITY. How can there be enough gratitude for highlighting the foibles of overconfidence and self-congratulation, never a virtue except in your case,” Cheng, a former reporter for the US CNBC network, continues.

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Aug 22 09:35

Michael Cohen wouldn't accept pardon from Trump, his lawyer says

Michael Cohen is now dedicated to telling the truth and will not accept a pardon from President Trump, Cohen's lawyer said early Wednesday in a series of interviews with U.S. media outlets.

Cohen pleaded guilty Tuesday in New York to campaign finance violations. Most damaging to Trump were statements by Cohen indicating he and Trump had arranged the six-figure payments of hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels and a former Playboy model Karen McDougal, to influence the election by stifling the publication of potentially damaging stories about Trump.

Aug 22 09:26

Trump slams Cohen, lauds Manafort after twin legal blows

U.S. President Donald Trump, in tweets about the stunning legal setbacks involving two of his former lieutenants, on Wednesday attacked the one who has turned on him and defended the one who has remained loyal.

Trump lashed out at former longtime lawyer Michael Cohen in a Twitter post by saying the campaign finance violations Cohen pleaded guilty to in federal court in New York on Tuesday were “not a crime” - even though prosecutors and Cohen agreed that they were. Trump made the claim without offering any evidence.

In a separate tweet, Trump said, “If anyone is looking for a good lawyer, I would strongly suggest that you don’t retain the services of Michael Cohen.”

Aug 22 09:25

Cohen says he paid hush money at candidate Trump’s direction

Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s combative former personal lawyer, on Tuesday implicated the president in hush money payments he said were designed to sway the election, as part of a plea deal he struck with federal prosecutors on fraud charges.

Cohen, who once stated he would take a bullet for Trump, flipped on his former boss in a dramatic courtroom appearance that went down just as news emerged that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort had been found guilty in his own fraud trial.

Aug 22 09:06

LIVE BROADCAST: THE POLITICAL COUP AGAINST TRUMP HAS BEGUN

The establishment continues with their attempts to dismantle the Trump administration.

Aug 22 09:02

US business leaders cry foul over tariffs

China's role in production stressed as public hearing starts

One executive displayed a pink helmet that she said would be increasingly unavailable if tariffs were raised, while another said: "Help me keep my company alive."

Representatives from a broad cross-section of United States' businesses and industrial groups began to voice their concerns on Monday, the first of six days of public hearings on the impact of a fresh round of tariffs on Chinese products.

Many said that hefty duties harm US consumers, workers and businesses as well as the economy.

US President Donald Trump has directed the US trade representative to consider increasing the additional duty from 10 percent to 25 percent on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports>>>

Aug 22 08:48

Russia Derangement Syndrome Hasn't Gotten to Most Americans. Absolute Majority Wants More Diplomacy

The absolute majority still wants more diplomacy, Trump is on the right side of the public opinion when he talks with Moscow, on the wrong side when he ratchets up tensions

Aug 22 08:25

BREAKING: Mueller Team Preparing Indictment Of President Trump?

Just beneath the headlines of the Manafort trial and subsequent Cohen plea deal are increasing rumors of a bold/desperate move by the Mueller investigation to first subpoena President Trump for his alleged role in alleged campaign finance violations (payments to women he had affairs with) and then when the White House ignores/fights that subpoena, quickly move for an indictment shortly before the 2018 Midterms.

Aug 22 08:21

Trump Breaks Silence on Michael Cohen Plea Deal – Slams Former Lawyer

Today, Democrats are celebrating.

More than ever, the possibility of President Trump being impeached seems possible. Yesterday’s double whammy of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and the President’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen both being found guilty (Manafort found guilty by a jury, Cohen making a plea) of various crimes isn’t exactly helping Trump’s reputation.

More so, Cohen’s plea deal came with an admission that he knowingly broke the law at the behest of his boss, Donald Trump, when he paid off two women who claimed to have had affairs with Trump. This admission, which was made in a New York City court as part of the plea, is widely understood to implicate Trump in actually flouting the law, if not directly breaking it.

Aug 22 08:19

Cohen Willing To Tell Mueller About Trump's "Conspiracy To Collude" With Russia

If there was any doubt whether Michael Cohen had flipped, despite statements that he was not cooperating with the government as part of his guilty plea and refusing to name the "candidate" who instructed him to violate campaign finance law, that was promptly dissolved in the following hours when Cohen's lawyer, Lanny Davis said that his client has "knowledge" about computer hacking and collusion, and is willing to speak with Special Counsel Robert Mueller about a "conspiracy to collude" with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Cohen, who pleaded guilty on Tuesday to helping President Trump pay hush money to two women, wants to tell Mueller that Trump knew of an infamous 2016 meeting at Trump Tower and the Russian hacking of Democratic institutions before they took place, Davis told MSNBC, deciding that any "attorney client" privilege in this case is strictly optional.

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Aug 22 08:10

Mark Levin: “Donald Trump Is in the Clear” – Cohen Hush Money Payment IS NOT an In Kind Campaign Contribution

Conservative author and radio-TV host Mark Levin went on with Sean Hannity after Trump attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty Tuesday to eight counts — including two campaign finance violations involving payments to silence women he believed could be detrimental to the 2016 presidential campaign.

On Monday Mark interviewed the former FEC Chairman on his show.

Professor Bradley Smith said the payment Cohen pleaded guilty to DOES NOT qualify as campaign violations.

On Tuesday Mark Levin stressed to Sean Hannity that the Cohen payments were not campaign contributions and did not violate campaign finance law.

Aug 22 08:10

Trump accuses Michael Cohen of 'making up stories' to get a 'deal'

Donald Trump accused his former attorney Michael Cohen of "making up stories to get a deal,” after the lawyer pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations and promised to give evidence against the President.

In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Trump blasted Cohen and praised his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who was found guilty on eight out of 18 counts of tax and bank fraud on Tuesday.

"I feel very badly for Paul Manafort and his wonderful family," Trump tweeted. “‘Justice’ took a 12 year old tax case, among other things, applied tremendous pressure on him and, unlike Michael Cohen, he refused to ‘break’ - make up stories in order to get a ‘deal.’ Such respect for a brave man!”

Aug 22 07:52

Russia: No talks with US on Iran's Exit from Syria

Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov underlined that Moscow has held no talks with Washington on Iran's presence or exit from Syria.

We have never discussed Iran’s withdrawal from Syria with the US," Peskov told reporters on Tuesday.

Peskov's remarks came in reaction to the recent claims by US National Security Adviser John Bolton who claimed that "the US, Israel and Russia have common interests in minimizing Iran’s influence in Syria and Putin and Trump have reached agreements in this respect".

In relevant remarks on mid-August, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated that Moscow sees intentions of the US and the West in general to impede the Astana process for the Syrian settlement.

"We won’t probably see any direct linkage with the Syrian crisis in the statements made by the US side when it declares sanctions against our countries>>>

(*FOXNOOSE Probably helped to spread Boltin's Bull____ !
Or do you suppose Peskov is just covering up for inappropriate behavior on Putin's part , colluding with Trump , like Boltin was suggesting ?)

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