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  • CNN Conspiracy Theory: Pompeo Allowed Possible 'Benghazi' on U.S. Ambassador

    01/15/2020 12:03:26 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 56 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    CNN has accused the Trump administration of possibly permitting a hit on a U.S. ambassador. On this morning's New Day, CNN commentator Joe Lockhart (former Clinton press secretary) spouted the conspiracy theory that it was "possible, possible" that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo allowed "a Benghazi" against Marie Yovanovitch,, who at the time was the US ambassador to Ukraine. Nothing ever happened to her. Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 1/12/2020

    01/12/2020 8:40:08 PM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/12/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    A major Royal meeting amidst a family crisis is just hours away in the United Kingdom but first. At the top of the new and part of the weekend newsdump. More than a dozen members of the Saudi military training at US military bases are to be expelled from the US according to sources who spoke with CNN. The Washington Post earlier reported their expulsion was not a cetainty. An investigatoon launched after last month's attack at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida that killed three and wounded eight. An attack called a terrorist attack by local Congressman Matt...
  • Trump administration announces new sanctions on Iran

    01/10/2020 9:58:14 AM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 10, 2020 | Brett Samuels, Morgan Chalfant
    Video at link. The Trump administration announced new sanctions on Iran Friday targeting the country’s metals sector and several of its government leaders following Tehran’s missile attacks on Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops earlier this week. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin held a press conference at the White House to detail the new measures, which President Trump promised were coming earlier in the week. The new sanctions target the Iranian aluminum, copper, iron and steel industries. The U.S. is also sanctioning eight senior Iranian officials who were allegedly involved in Tuesday’s missile attacks against U.S....
  • President Trump: ‘My highest and most solemn duty’ (Email Letter w/Link to President Trump's Statement)

    01/06/2020 5:06:37 PM PST · by Boomer · 14 replies
    The White House via Email ^ | January 6, 2020 | The White House
    Four days ago, the United States military executed a flawless precision strike that killed the worst remaining terrorist on Earth, Qasem Soleimani. The next day, President Donald J. Trump delivered a statement on the successful operation. “As President, my highest and most solemn duty is the defense of our nation and its citizens,” he said. “Soleimani was plotting imminent and sinister attacks on American diplomats and military personnel, but we caught him in the act and terminated him.” “Under my leadership, America’s policy is unambiguous: To terrorists who harm or intend to harm any American, we will find you. We...
  • Pompeo: We’re Having To Clean Up The Obama Administration’s ‘Mess’ In Iran

    01/06/2020 6:52:24 AM PST · by blam · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-6-2020 | Pam Key
    On Sunday’s broadcast of ABC’s “This Week,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the Trump administration is cleaning up the “mess” the Obama administration created in Iran. Partial transcript as follows: STEPHANOPOULOS: There’s also the question going forward if you take any new action against Iran is congressional authorization needed. Former Vice-President Biden spoke about that yesterday. Let’s listen. (BEGIN VIDEOCLIP) JOE BIDEN, FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT: I’m going to make it clear, President Trump has no authority to take us to a military conflict with Iran, period. The bottom line is any further action against Iran requires congressional authorization. (END VIDEOCLIP)...
  • Lindsey Graham Has to Inform AOC 'We're Not the Bad Guys'

    01/06/2020 10:39:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | January 6, 2020 | Cortney O'Brien
    Iran is threatening to get revenge on the United States for killing terror leader Qasam Soleimani. If the regime does retaliate, the Trump administration warned them that they will regret it. Killing Soleimani last Thursday was a major military victory. As Secretary of State Mike Pompeo explained, the U.S. military had to strike because the Quds Force leader, who had orchestrated attacks on coalition bases in Iraq and the attack on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, was planning more attacks on Americans. But Democrats criticized President Trump's action, asserting that he needed them to sign off on the strike."The Trump Admin...
  • UK on ‘same page’ as US after Soleimani killed in airstrike

    01/05/2020 1:21:47 PM PST · by conservative98 · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 5, 2020 | 9:50am | Lee Brown
    Britain’s foreign secretary insisted Sunday that the UK is “on the same page” as the US over the assassination of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani despite criticism over the lack of support. Dominic Raab backed the deadly airstrike after his US counterpart, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, complained that European allies “haven’t been as helpful” as he had hoped. “Let’s be very clear: he was a regional menace,” Raab told Sky News of Gen. Soleimani when asked if President Trump was right to order the killing. “We understand the position that the Americans found themselves in, and they have a...
  • N.M. delegation condemns Trump's drone strike

    01/05/2020 12:26:21 PM PST · by brownwill6767 · 66 replies
    The Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | 1/3/20 | Danielle Prokop
    Most members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation reacted with ire to President Donald Trump’s drone strike that killed Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, a powerful commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps, early Friday at Baghdad International Airport. Soleimani’s death was first reported by official Iranian media and confirmed by a news release from the Department of Defense that said Soleimani was “actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq.” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told CNN that Soleimani had orchestrated an “imminent” attack but would not elaborate where or when the attack was to take place. Sen....
  • Pompeo to FNC’s Wallace: ‘Endless Wars Are the Direct Result of Weakness’ — ‘Trump Will Never Let That Happen’

    01/05/2020 11:23:37 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Jan 2020 | Pam Key
    On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” anchor Chris Wallace asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo if the airstrike that killed Qasem Soleimani was a “big step back’ in President Donald Trump’s commitment to stop endless wars. Wallace asked, “Is the president pulling us out of endless wars in the Middle East, or with his action this week, did he take a big step back in?” Pompeo said, “Endless wars are the direct result of weakness, and President Trump will never let that happen. We are going to get our facilities as hardened as we can possibly get them...
  • 'You should ask Mr. Soleimani': Pompeo swats down impeachment weakening Trump on world stage

    01/05/2020 11:07:47 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 05, 2020 10:07 AM | Dominick Mastrangelo
    Play Video Secretary of State Mike Pompeo offered a curt response to a question about whether President Trump's impeachment makes him appear vulnerable on the world stage. "You should ask Mr. Soleimani," Pompeo answered Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace this weekend. "I understand that," Wallace said before asking again if Trump could be seen as weak by foreign nations as a result of Democrats seeking to remove him from office. "I don't," Pompeo said. "Our adversaries understand that President Trump and our administration will do the right thing to protect the American people every place that we find risk."...
  • Severe Response: Defense Secretary Puts Iran on Further Notice

    01/02/2020 2:26:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies ^ | January 2, 2020 | Katie Pavlich
    Defense Secretary Mark Esper put Iran and its militia groups operating in Iraq on further notice Thursday morning, warning that further violence and attacks against the United States will be dealt with accordingly. "If anybody challenges us, they will be met with a severe response, a strong response by U.S. forces," Esper said during an interview with Fox News. "I'm not going to telegraph what we're going to do but people know that we have vast capability to do any number of things. We will act in response to actions by Iran or its proxies and we will act to...
  • WATCH: Pompeo Makes It Very Clear America Won't Back Down to Terrorists' Demands

    01/01/2020 11:03:45 AM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies ^ | January 1, 2020 | Beth Baumann
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday night discussed the attacks on the United States' embassy in Baghdad with Fox News' Mike Emanuel. According to Pompeo, those who carried out the attacks are terrorists that are backed by the Islamic Republic of Iran. "Well, what you say was Iranian-backed terrorists. Many of them are individuals that have been designated terrorists by the United States and others, coming to the American embassy and posing a risk to the American diplomats and personnel inside the embassy," Pompeo explained. "You saw President Trump direct a quick, decisive, prudent response by making sure that...
  • Pompeo rips Democrats' 'foolish position on Israeli settlements'

    12/17/2019 12:31:38 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/12/19
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pushed back Monday against congressional Democrats who demanded that the Trump administration retract its declaration last month that it views Israeli towns in Judea and Samaria as legal under international law. In a letter..., the Secretary of State called Democrats’ positions against Israeli towns in Judea and Samaria “foolish”, Israel Hayom reported Monday night. Last month, Pompeo announced that the State Department did not view Israeli towns in Judea and Samaria as being inherently illegal under international law, reversing the policy set down late in the Obama administration, mirroring the position adopted by the Carter...
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Saturday Night Version Brexit Gets Johnson, Trumpiavelli In Syria

    North Korea has again conducted what's being called a "crucial test" at its Sohae Satellite Launching Ground.... Secretary of State Mike Pompeo saying Friday that US will "respond decisively" if any US or Iraqi personnel are harmed in rocket attacks on bases in Iraq.... Well congratulations are in order to: Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson "Al" Johnson is the winner of the British General Election getting his majority in Parliament to implement what he calls: "Brexit" but what he also said yesterday is a: "new partnership" with the European Union...... "The Sword Dance Strikes Back" Israel also embracing the Gulf...
  • Mayors Ask Trump to Import More Refugees to U.S. for ‘Cultural Diversity’

    12/08/2019 6:36:53 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 82 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/08/19 | John Binder
    Nearly 100 mayors across the United States are begging President Trump to import as many refugees to the country as possible in order to “bring cultural vibrancy and diversity” to American communities.In a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last month, about 88 mayors — from Denver, Colorado to Columbia, South Carolina — urged Trump to end his latest executive order that gives American communities more veto power over whether they want refugees resettled in their communities.The mayors said that more refugees are needed to bring about “cultural vibrancy and diversity” to their often small towns, though they admit refugees are an initial...
  • PM: Israel has ‘full right’ to annex strategic Jordan Valley

    12/05/2019 4:05:34 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 10 replies
    ABC ^ | 2/5/19 | Aaron Heller
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel has the “full right” to annex the Jordan Valley if it chose to, even as the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court warned the country against taking the bold step. Netanyahu said his proposal to annex the strategic part of the occupied West Bank was discussed during a late-night meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. He said they also agreed to move forward with plans for a joint defense treaty. The longtime Israeli leader, beleaguered by a corruption indictment and political instability at home, is promoting the two...
  • Momentum grows for dropping 'President' from title of China's leader; Remove 'veneer' of...

    11/29/2019 8:46:45 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | hursday, November 28, 2019 | Ben Wolfgang
    FULL TITLE: Momentum grows for dropping 'President' from title of China's leader; Remove 'veneer' of legitimacy The Trump administration, with a simple change in rhetoric, has signaled a subtle shift in its approach to China in recent weeks — and in the process has deepened a rift with the Communist Party leadership in Beijing. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a major foreign policy speech late last month in which he referred to Chinese leader Xi Jinping as “general secretary” rather than “president.” The seemingly minor tweak, national security sources and analysts say, carries a much deeper meaning and suggests...
  • Federal judge presses pause on her own order forcing former WH counsel McGahn to testify (trunc)

    11/29/2019 5:55:09 AM PST · by bobsunshine · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 29, 2019 | GEOFF EARLE
    A federal judge ruled Monday that former White House counsel Don McGahn must comply with a subpoena from House Judiciary Committee Democrats. Justice Department said it would appeal the ruling, setting up a possible Supreme Court clash. Now the judge says she will pause her own order while the appeals process has a chance to play out. Trump claimed he is 'fighting for future Presidents and the Office of the President' 'Other than that, I would actually like people to testify'. Said he would 'love' to have Mike Pompeo, Rick Perry, Mick Mulvaney and many others testify
  • Obama Betrayed Iranian People; Trump Stands with Them

    11/18/2019 11:18:21 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | January 3, 2018 | Majid Rafizadeh
    the support of the US and President Trump is invaluable to the ordinary Iranians: ... On Persian social media outlets and apps such as Telegram, which is extremely popular among Iranians, people are cheering the US support. People are asking the US to support them in other ways as well, in addition to helping them bypass the internet-blocks and shut-downs that the Iranian regime recently implemented. If the Iranians succeed in changing this Islamist regime, it will bring down the highest state sponsor of terrorism, the leading regime in human rights violations, the top state sponsor of anti-Americanism and anti-Semitic...
  • Pompeo says US stands with Iranian protesters

    11/17/2019 5:14:07 PM PST · by freedom44 · 16 replies
    Times Israel ^ | 11/17/2019 | Toi Staff
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday signaled his support for protesters in Iran, who have put renewed pressure on their government as it struggles to overcome the sanctions strangling the country after US President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew America from Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers. “As I said to the people of Iran almost a year and a half ago: The United States is with you,” Pompeo said, retweeting a Persian-language tweet he sent out in July 2018 that referenced a speech he made that directly addressed the Iranian people.