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  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 12/8/2019 The Pensacola Attack Update

    12/08/2019 8:46:42 PM PST · by Nextrush · 12 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/08/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    The Pensacola attack that killed three US sailors and wounded eight others including two members of law enforcement is still not being called an "act of terrorism" by either President Trump or Defense Secretary Mark Esper. US National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien also not flat out saying there was a terrorist attack but telling CBS..... The attack was called an "act of terrorism" by local Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz.... Information is leaking out of the investigation of the attack now firmly in the hand of the FBI. The FBI is saying it is operating: "with the presumption that this was...
  • Kurdish commander: Trump approved deal with Russia, Damascus

    10/17/2019 6:44:40 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 42 replies
    AP ^ | 10 17 2019 | LEFTERIS PITARAKIS and SARAH EL DEEB
    The U.S. President Donald Trump did not oppose a deal struck between the Syrian Kurdish-led forces, Russia and the Syrian government in Damascus to protect against a Turkish offensive in northeastern Syria, the commander of the force said as his fighters battled a new push by Ankara-backed fighters to seize a strategic border town. The commander of the Kurdish-led forces, Mazloum Abdi, said Trump essentially gave the go-ahead for the deal in a phone call Monday. The Kurds’ deal, announced Sunday, came after Trump ordered U.S. troops to step aside as Turkey launched its attack last week. Under the agreement,...
  • Trump’s Syrian Maneuver Works – President Erdogan Asks for Negotiations With Kurds in Syria

    10/14/2019 5:59:43 PM PDT · by bitt · 156 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 10/14/2019 | SUNDANCE
    President Trump has played this out perfectly. By isolating Turkish President Recep Erdogan, and effectively leaving him naked to an alliance of his enemies, Erdogan is now urgently asking for the U.S. to mediate peace negotiations with Kurdish forces. This request happens immediately after President Trump signed an executive order [See Here] triggering the sanction authority of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Erdogan called the White House requesting an urgent phone call with President Trump. After President Trump talked to Kurdish General Mazloum Kobani Abdi, the commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, President Trump then discussed the options available to...
  • NSC Staffer Is Revealed As Whistleblower’s Likely Informant; White House Decides To Cut NSC Staff

    10/12/2019 1:53:51 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    Red State ^ | 3:00 pm on October 12, 2019 | Elizabeth Vaughn
    On Friday, a source told Fox News that a National Security Council (NSC) staffer had spoken about Trump’s July 25th phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to “multiple” people outside of the NSC, and had characterized the call as “outrageous.” This occurred before the whistleblower’s complaint had been submitted. This development had been reported to then-senior National Security Council (NSC) leadership. According to Fox: The development comes as Fiona Hill, a former special assistant to the president who worked on European and Russian affairs, is set to give a deposition next week. Fox News has reached out to Hill...
  • After Bolton fireworks, Trump picks low-key hostage negotiator to replace him

    09/18/2019 7:03:07 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 47 replies
    Reuters.com ^ | SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 | Steve Holland, Jonathan Landay and Matt Spetalnick
    U.S. President Donald Trump picked U.S. hostage negotiator Robert O’Brien on Wednesday as his fourth White House national security adviser, turning to a low-key choice for the position after the boisterous tenure of John Bolton.
  • Trump names Robert O'Brien as next national security adviser

    09/18/2019 8:55:09 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09-18-19 | Brett Samuels
    LOS ANGELES — President Trump on Wednesday announced he intends to name the administration's envoy for hostage negotiations, Robert O'Brien, as his next national security adviser. "I have worked long & hard with Robert. He will do a great job!" Trump tweeted. I am pleased to announce that I will name Robert C. O’Brien, currently serving as the very successful Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs at the State Department, as our new National Security Advisor. I have worked long & hard with Robert. He will do a great job! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 18, 2019 O'Brien will...
  • Trump names Robert O’Brien as national security adviser

    09/18/2019 6:46:40 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 18, 2019 | Mark Moore
    President Trump announced in a tweet on Wednesday that he will name Robert O’Brien to succeed John Bolton as his national security adviser. “I am pleased to announce that I will name Robert C. O’Brien, currently serving as the very successful Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs at the State Department, as our new National Security Advisor​,” the president said. “I have worked long & hard with Robert. He will do a great job!​”​ ​The announcement comes a day after Trump released the five finalists on his list and called O’Brien “fantastic.”