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  • John Bolton struggles to retain his influence with Trump

    07/03/2019 9:26:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    AOL via NBC News ^ | 07/03/2019 | DAN DE LUCE AND CAROL E. LEE
    John Bolton, President Donald Trump's famously hawkish national security adviser, could not have been enthusiastic when his boss crossed into North Korean territory last weekend to make a bit of history with the leader of the Pyongyang regime, Kim Jong Un. For years, Bolton has warned against conciliatory gestures or negotiations with North Korea. Two months before he took his current job, Bolton argued in an op-ed for a preemptive strike on North Korea based on what he called an "imminent" threat. Now Trump's latest diplomatic gambit with North Korea has raised fresh questions about the influence of his national...
  • AOC says migrants forced to drink toilet water after tense border visit

    07/01/2019 5:27:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 1, 2019 | Chris Perez
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims Border Police agents are forcing migrants to drink out of toilets and live under other extreme conditions — while the officers sit back and laugh. “I see why CBP officers were being so physically &sexually threatening towards me,” the congresswoman tweeted Monday after leaving a US Customs and Border Protection facility in Texas. “Officers were keeping women in cells w/ no water & had told them to drink out of the toilets,” she said. “This was them on their GOOD behavior in front of members of Congress.” The New York lawmaker was visiting a number of...
  • White House Wanted USS John McCain ‘Out of Sight’ During Trump Japan Visit

    05/29/2019 6:31:23 PM PDT · by MAGA_patriot · 74 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/30/2019 | Rebecca Ballhaus and Gordon Lubold
    The White House wanted the U.S. Navy to move “out of sight” a warship named for the late Sen. John McCain, a war hero who became a frequent target of President Trump’s ire, ahead of the president’s visit to Japan last week, according to an email reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. In a May 15 email to U.S. Navy and Air Force officials, a U.S. Indo-Pacific Command official outlined plans for the president’s arrival that he said had resulted from conversations between the White House Military Office and the Seventh Fleet of the U.S. Navy. In addition to instructions...
  • White House officials fear they may be identified as Mueller report sources

    04/16/2019 10:52:34 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 34 replies
    axios ^ | 4/16/2019 | staff
    Some of the more than a dozen current and former White House officials who cooperated with special counsel Robert Mueller are worried that his report — expected Thursday — will expose them as the source of damaging information about President Trump, NBC News' Carol E. Lee, Hallie Jackson and Kristen Welker report. What's happening: "They got asked questions and told the truth and now they’re worried the wrath will follow," one former White House official told NBC. Some of the officials and their lawyers have tried to find out if witnesses are named (or obvious), but "the Justice Department has...
  • Barbara Bush blamed TRUMP for her heart attack, kept a clock on her bedside table counting down[tr]

    03/27/2019 11:38:11 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 121 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 3/27/2019 | David Martosko
    [full article title: 'Putin endorsed him, for heaven’s sake!' Barbara Bush blamed TRUMP for her heart attack and kept a clock on her bedside table counting down the seconds until he would leave office] Barbara Bush hated Donald Trump so much that she kept a 'countdown clock' in her bedroom, ticking off the seconds until he would leave office. The former first lady died in April 2018 at the age of 92. Her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, passed away seven months later. She blamed the current president for a flare-up of her congenital cardiac condition, a moment she...
  • BREAKING REPORT—EXCLUSIVE DOCUMENTS: Special Counsel Mueller Accused of Rape By 'Credible Witness‘

    10/30/2018 12:55:24 PM PDT · by mojito · 141 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/30/2018 | Jim Hoft
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller was accused by a very credible witness today of rape at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City in 2010. A formal press conference is scheduled for Thursday at noon in Washington DC..... The Gateway Pundit obtained a copy of the charges. What we know: The woman is a “very credible witness.” Her story are corroborated. The incident happened in 2010 in New York City. The woman is a professional. [....] UPDATE:Here are the documents.
  • China and Russia listen in on Trump's phone calls: NYT

    10/24/2018 3:45:06 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/24/18 | EMILY BIRNBAUM
    U.S. spy agencies have determined that Russia and China are eavesdropping on President Trump's phone calls in order to gain information that they can use to influence American policy, according to a New York Times report. Although Trump's aides have repeatedly warned him that his three personal iPhones are not secure, the president refuses to give them up, the Times reported. He continues to use them to chat with friends and confidantes. China has reportedly been keeping track of the people who Trump speaks to the most, compiling them into a list of figures to target with pro-Chinese messaging. While...
  • U.S Hid Osama bin Laden After 9/11; Bush & Obama Worked Saudi & Iranian Deal to Safeguard [truth??]

    10/21/2018 4:01:24 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 18 replies
    truepundit.com ^ | October 16, 2018 | Thomas Paine
    Osama bin Laden, the founder, and leader of terrorism conglomerate al-Qaeda, who was responsible for the deadly and devastating Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on U.S. soil, never was hiding in Afghanistan or its damp caves, according to explosive revelations in a new book from intelligence insiders and highly secret government documents. Thousands of Americans died that day and many more in the wretched aftermath. Instead, incredibly, bin Laden was whisked to a safe house in Iran following the deadly attacks on the World Trade Centers in New York, the Pentagon and the downing of a commercial jet in western Pennsylvania...
  • CNN Reports Saudis Preparing to Admit Jamal Khashoggi Was Killed in ‘Interrogation Gone Wrong’

    10/15/2018 12:28:36 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 95 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Oct 15th, 2018, 3:17 pm | Aidan McLaughlin
    CNN reported on Monday that Saudi Arabia is preparing a report in which they will admit that Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post columnist who went missing earlier this month, was killed in an “interrogation gone wrong.”
  • Smartwatch documented murder of missing journalist

    10/14/2018 12:24:49 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 133 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/10/18
    The Turkish newspaper Sabah has revealed that the journalist Jamal Khasshogi, who was murdered in Istanbul, had entered the Saudi consulate with an Apple iWatch smartwatch that documented his interrogation and murder. According to the report, Khasshogi first approached the consul's room and was then dragged by two senior intelligence officers to a second room where he was interrogated and tortured until he was murdered. On the recordings are shouts of Khasshogi and the security men. He was then dragged into a third room at the consulate, where his body was dismembered. According to the report, the Saudis realized that...
  • Steve Schmidt: Kavanaugh Is a Lose-Lose for GOP — There Is a ‘Blue Tsunami’ Coming

    09/22/2018 8:03:44 AM PDT · by davikkm · 65 replies
    breitbart ^ | PAM KEY
    Friday on MSNBC’s “Deadline,” former campaign strategist for George W. Bush and the late John McCain’s 2008 fail presidential campaign Steve Schmidt said in the midterm elections, Republican lawmakers were in a “lose-lose” situation concerning President Donald Trump’s nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Schmidt said “They’re in a lose-lose situation now. You would see a demoralized base. It would be a major defeat for the president. He will be seen to have backed down. The base will be angry. It will be enraged at Republican Senators who they think will have betrayed the president. But also if they force it through...
  • IT HAPPENED TO ME: My Psychiatrist Told Me She Voted for Trump

    09/22/2018 6:15:58 AM PDT · by vannrox · 119 replies
    It happened to me! ^ | December 2, 2016 | Rachel Adams
    As I rode the crosstown bus, I imagined my new psychiatrist would ask how I was feeling. I had seen her for the first time a week before, after months of feeling anxious and unhinged by the deaths of two friends over the summer, overcommitments at work, and a childcare situation that seemed unbearably complicated. When my 45 minutes was up, she suggested that I come back. In the week between our appointments, Donald Trump had been elected President and everything had changed. It seemed like my frayed nerves had been projected outward and my personal problems would need...
  • Poll: More Americans oppose Kavanaugh confirmation than support it

    09/20/2018 3:35:06 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 89 replies
    NBCnews ^ | Sep.20.2018 | Mark Murray
    More American voters now oppose Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination than support it after he was accused of committing sexual assault while he was in high school, with opposition increasing 9 points since last month, according to a new national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Kavanaugh has categorically denied the accusation, which delayed his scheduled confirmation vote before the Senate Judiciary Committee, and which has roiled American politics less than seven weeks before the 2018 midterm elections. In the poll — which was conducted Sunday (when the accusation from Christine Blasey Ford was first made public) through Wednesday — 38...
  • Donald Trump Ordered Illegal Removal of Braille Because ‘No Blind People are Going to Live in Trump

    09/12/2018 3:34:37 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 94 replies
    Donald Trump Ordered Illegal Removal of Braille Because ‘No Blind People are Going to Live in Trump Tower’: Report By Jessica Kwong On 9/12/18 at 2:38 PM President Donald Trump allegedly ordered an architect not to include braille in Trump Tower elevator panels because “no blind people” would live in his building—even after being informed that excluding the tactile writing system is against federal law. The alleged interaction was recounted by Barbara Res, who led construction at the Trump Organization, in an opinion piece in the New York Daily News on Wednesday. "What’s this?” Trump, noticing the small raised dots,...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Michael Flynn Was a Keystone in the CIA/Five-Eyes Plot to Frame Donald Trump

    09/07/2018 2:46:38 PM PDT · by LevonRiver · 52 replies
    Chalet Reports ^ | 7 September 2018 | David Reznor
    Wednesday, 18 March 2015 Donald Trump announces formation of a “presidential exploratory committee,” and that he will not review the contract for his TV show. And then, in one of the weirdest “coincidences” we’ve ever encountered, less than two weeks after Donald Trump’s 18 March announcement … Tuesday, 7 April 2015 Svetlana Lokhova—the Russian graduate of Cambridge University, and “the daughter of a Russian shipping magnate” who had been connected with Michael Flynn at the Cambridge Intelligence Seminar by Stefan Halper and Richard Dearlove on or about 6 February 2014 [see above]—is awarded £3.2 million [a little over $4.1 million]...
  • Senior administration official blasts Trump in anonymous NYT op-ed

    09/05/2018 1:43:45 PM PDT · by detective · 82 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 5, 2018 | Avery Anapol
    A person identified as a senior administration official blasted President Trump in an anonymous op-ed published by The New York Times on Wednesday, saying they were working to "thwart" President Trump's "worst inclinations." In the piece, titled, "I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration," the author says that while officials "want the administration to succeed," they have had to work against Trump's "misguided impulses" and parts of his agenda. "To be clear, ours is not the popular 'resistance' of the left," the piece reads. "We want the administration to succeed and think that many of its policies...
  • We're Watching an Anti-Democratic Coup Unfold

    09/05/2018 4:40:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 141 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 5, 2018 | David A. Graham
    Acts of sabotage against the president are perilous to the American system of government. They're also self-serving. The title of Bob Woodward’s new book, Fear, contains a multitude of meanings. For one thing, it describes the attitude of many of President Trump’s own aides toward his judgment. It’s not just that many sources were willing to tell Woodward damaging stories about Trump: The most stunning examples are those where top aides reportedly thwarted his will. Even more stunning is an anonymous op-ed published in The New York Times Wednesday afternoon written by a purported “senior official in the Trump administration.”...
  • Obama's cybersecurity confirms Susan Rice ordered him to 'stand down' on Russian meddling

    06/24/2018 11:38:39 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 21 replies
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Christian Datoc | June 20, 2018 11:13 PM
    Michael Daniel confirmed Wednesday that former national security adviser Susan Rice ordered him and his staff to "stand down" in 2016 in regard to Russian attempts to meddle in the 2016 election. Daniel, special assistant to former President Barack Obama and White House cybersecurity coordinator, told members of the Senate Intelligence Committee that quotes attributed to him in the book, Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump, were an "accurate rendering of the conversation" he had with Rice and his staff. Daniel's staff reportedly responded to the order in "disbelief." Over...
  • ‘Stand down!’ Obama’s orders to national security officials who wanted to hit back at...

    03/09/2018 4:35:12 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    [FULL TITLE] [ ‘Stand down!’ Obama’s orders to national security officials who wanted to hit back at election-meddling Putin revealed ] A new book, 'Russian Roulette,' details Donald Trump's business ties in Russia and Russia's efforts to meddle in the presidential election The interference was one of the greatest policy challenges for the outgoing Obama administration Advisors debated the pros and cons of hitting back at Russia, whether to go public with what they knew, and how to get it to stop One risk was fueling the chaos intelligence officials believe Russia was trying to sew Two security advisors prepared...
  • Tom Arnold claims to have unreleased 'tapes' of Trump

    06/22/2018 7:12:45 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/22/18 | John Bowden
    Actor and comedian Tom Arnold claimed in an interview on Friday to have unreleased recordings of President Trump similar to the infamous "Access Hollywood" tape released during the 2016 election. In an interview with CNN, the actor was asked directly by CNN's Poppy Harlow whether he had "any tapes of the president that the public is not already aware of." "Yes," Arnold responded. Asked whether the unreleased recordings related to Trump's time as host and executive producer of NBC's "The Apprentice," Arnold replied, "We have a lot of things." In an earlier interview with NBC News, Arnold had said of...