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  • Sen. Murphy says Trump, not China or WHO, to blame for US coronavirus crisis

    04/16/2020 2:32:16 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 15 2020 | Sam Dorman
    Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., accused President Trump Tuesday night of shifting blame for the extent of the coronavirus pandemic onto China and the World Health Organization instead of accepting responsibility. "The reason that we're in the crisis that we are today is not because of anything that China did, is not because of anything the WHO did. It's because of what this president did," Murphy told CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360". "It's because he didn't take this virus seriously. We weren't going to be able to keep every case out of the United States, but we didn't have to have tens...
  • U.S. Tells Ankara Iran-Sanctions-Case Suspect In 'Good Health'

    11/16/2017 7:31:16 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 1 replies
    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty ^ | November 16, 2017 12:56 GMT | None stated
    Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag says Washington has told Ankara that jailed Turkish-Iranian businessman Reza Zarrab -- a gold trader who is awaiting trial in the United States on charges of evading U.S. sanctions against Iran -- is in good medical condition. Bozdag made the remarks on November 16, a day after Turkey announced it had sent a diplomatic note to U.S. authorities inquiring about Zarrab. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons website last week listed Zarrab, 34, as having been released from prison on November 8. But U.S. prosecutors said that posting was an error and he remained...
  • John Kerry: Trump should worry about ’going to the big house’

    03/09/2020 7:50:56 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 161 replies
    TC Palm ^ | 9 March 2020 | Wendy Rhodes
    BOCA RATON — John Kerry addressed a packed house Monday morning at a private event in Boca Raton, urging supporters of Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden to keep working to get the vote out right up until the last minute. “Nothing is automatic in politics,” Kerry said, reminding the crowd of his own ill-fated presidential bid 16 years ago. “This is not to be taken for granted. You have to make phone calls, sign up and do the work.” After losing the 2004 election to incumbent President George W. Bush, Kerry, then a former Massachusetts U.S. senator, went on to...
  • Why Obama May Be Terrified by Trump Commuting Blagojevich’s Sentence

    02/20/2020 9:10:44 PM PST · by bitt · 98 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 2/20/2020 | matt margolis
    Ever since President Trump commuted the sentence of disgraced former governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich, I’ve been asking myself why he would do such a thing. I have a theory about what might have contributed to the decision, and if I’m right, Barack Obama should be concerned. When Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008, it was then-Governor Blagojevich’s responsibility to appoint someone to fill the seat. But, Blagojevich didn’t just want to give it away, he wanted something for it. “A Senate seat is a f---ing valuable thing. You don’t just give it away for nothing,” Blagojevich said at...
  • Looking for Obama's hidden hand in candidates coalescing around Biden

    03/02/2020 6:02:24 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | March 2, 2020, 4:48 PM CST | Carol E. Lee, Kristen Welker, Josh Lederman and Amanda Golden
    WASHINGTON — As Democrats begin to coalesce around Joe Biden as the moderate alternative to Bernie Sanders, there appears to be a quiet hand behind the rapid movement: former President Barack Obama. Obama spoke with his former vice president after he handily won the South Carolina primary on Saturday, and with Pete Buttigieg on Sunday when he dropped out of the Democratic race, according to people familiar with the calls. Buttigieg will travel from South Bend, Indiana to Dallas Monday and endorse Biden, multiple people familiar with the plan tell NBC News People close to Obama said the former president...
  • Senate Passes War Powers Measure (Repubs Voted For)

    02/12/2020 1:50:42 PM PST · by BradtotheBone · 51 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 12, 2020 | Henry Rogers
    The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday to advance a War Powers resolution which would limit President Donald Trump’s ability to use military action against Iran without approval from Congress. The vote was bipartisan, 51-45, with eight Republicans voting with Democrats. The eight Republicans in favor of the resolution included Utah Sen. Mike Lee, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Maine Sen. Susan Collins, Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander, Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy, Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, and Indiana Sen. Todd Young.
  • GOP fumes over Democrats' maneuver for bringing up Iran bills

    01/29/2020 9:44:32 AM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 29, 2020 | Juliegrace Brufke
    Republicans are fuming over a planned move by Democrats to consider Iran legislation alongside a commemorative coin bill, saying the floor maneuver is designed to prevent changes to the Democratic-backed measures reining in President Trump’s ability to wage war. The legislative maneuver would prevent House Republicans from using a procedural tool to alter the two Iran bills at the eleventh hour since the measures would be tacked on as amendments to the coin bill. GOP lawmakers accused Democrats of attempting to silence them and said the move would set a bad precedent. “If that's the games they're going to play,...
  • Why Jeff Bezos’s Claim That Saudi Arabia Hacked His Phone Is Ridiculous

    01/23/2020 12:26:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 23, 2020 | Jordan Schachtel
    Jeff Bezos, one of the world’s most powerful and richest men, is levelling severe allegations against the Saudis, and once again, he has nothing to show for them. The media has been set ablaze by an “exclusive” report in The Guardian, a United Nations report, and even a documentary film, all dropped at once, alleging that Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) of Saudi Arabia is personally responsible for “hacking” into a personal phone belonging to Jeff Bezos, one of the world’s richest men and the owner of Amazon and The Washington Post.The “bombshell” report in The Guardian, published Tuesday evening, was...
  • Whistleblower Was Overheard in '17 Discussing With Ally How to Remove Trump

    01/22/2020 7:15:33 AM PST · by edwinland · 94 replies
    RealClearInvestigations ^ | 1/22/2020 | Paul Sperry
    Barely two weeks after Donald Trump took office, Eric Ciaramella – the CIA analyst whose name was recently linked in a tweet by the president and mentioned by lawmakers as the anonymous “whistleblower" who touched off Trump's impeachment – was overheard in the White House discussing with another staffer how to remove the newly elected president from office, according to former colleagues. Sources told RealClearInvestigations the staffer with whom Ciaramella was speaking was Sean Misko. Both were Obama administration holdovers working in the Trump White House on foreign policy and national security issues. And both expressed anger over Trump’s new...
  • Congress invokes powers to challenge Trump on war in Yemen

    04/04/2019 6:16:50 PM PDT · by KTM rider · 69 replies
    AP ^ | 4/4/2019 | SUSANNAH GEORGE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rejecting a plank of President Donald Trump’s foreign policy, the House on Thursday invoked never-before-used powers to demand that his administration withdraw support from the Saudi-led war in Yemen . The Senate passed the same resolution in March with bipartisan support. Trump is expected to issue a veto of the measure , his second as president, and Congress does not have the votes to override him.
  • Understanding Why the Deep State Had to Take Down General Michael Flynn

    01/16/2019 7:00:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/16/2019 | Frank Hawkins
    Does the American public really understand what happened to Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn?  Highlights of the case have been thoroughly exploited by the shallow, left-leaning media as a convenient avenue to attack President Trump.  But important elements of the story remain largely buried from public view. The tragic political demise of this distinguished general who was President Trump's initial national security adviser, one of the key jobs in the White House, has been well documented.  Former FBI director James Comey and the now disgraced upper echelon of the FBI and, subsequently, Special Counsel Robert Mueller maliciously trapped him, resulting in his ultimate...
  • Senate defies Trump and votes to punish Saudis for Khashoggi slaying

    11/28/2018 9:47:55 PM PST · by Innovative · 38 replies
    LATimes ^ | Nov. 28,l 2018 | AP
    Defying President Trump, senators sent a strong signal Wednesday they want to punish Saudi Arabia for its role in the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Senate voted 63 to 37 to move forward with legislation calling for an end to U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. The vote was a rebuke not only to Saudi Arabia but to the Trump administration, which has been clear it does not want to torpedo the long-standing U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia over the killing.
  • Pentagon Office in Spying Case Was Focus of Iran Debate

    09/02/2004 2:42:09 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 3 replies · 312+ views
    nytimes.com ^ | September 2, 2004 | ERIC SCHMITT
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 - The Pentagon's policy office, where a lower-level analyst is under suspicion of passing secrets to Israel, was deeply involved in deliberations over how the United States should deal with Iran, its conservative Islamic government and its nuclear weapons ambitions - all issues of intense concern to Israel as well. The analyst, Lawrence A. Franklin, a Farsi-speaking specialist on Iran in the office, participated in a secret outreach meeting with an Iranian opposition figure, had access to classified intelligence about Iran's nuclear program and was one of many officials involved in drafting a top-secret presidential order on...
  • John Brennan Accuses Trump of Conspiring With the Saudis

    10/18/2018 2:47:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 71 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Former CIA Director John Brennan suggested Wednesday night that President Trump is conspiring with Saudi leaders to make up a story about journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance. The Saudi journalist was last seen on October 2 walking into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkey says the Saudis killed him, but Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud deny the charge. Trump suggested that he has no reason not to believe him and cited our economic relationship. That left Brennan with this theory. “So they’ve been working to concoct a story that’s going to stand...
  • With Friends Like These

    10/12/2018 11:04:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2018 | Pat Puchanan
    Was Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, and then his body cut up with a bone saw and flown to Riyadh in Gulfstream jets owned by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman? So contend the Turks, who have video from the consulate, photos of 15 Saudi agents who flew into Istanbul that day, Oct. 2, and the identity numbers of the planes. Supporting the thesis of either a murder in the consulate or a "rendition," a kidnaping gone horribly bad, is a Post story that U.S. intel intercepted Saudi planning, ordered by the prince, to...
  • Traitor Senators Took Money from Iran Lobby, Back Iran Nukes

    05/15/2018 4:08:06 PM PDT · by detective · 36 replies
    Front Page ^ | August 25, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Senator Markey has announced his support for the Iran deal that will let the terrorist regime inspect its own Parchin nuclear weapons research site, conduct uranium enrichment, build advanced centrifuges, buy ballistic missiles, fund terrorism and have a near zero breakout time to a nuclear bomb. There was no surprise there. Markey had topped the list of candidates supported by the Iran Lobby. And the Iranian American Political Action Committee (IAPAC) had maxed out its contributions to his campaign. After more fake suspense, Al Franken, another IAPAC backed politician who also benefited from Iran Lobby money, came out for the...
  • Gillibrand: I Will Look Into Whether Robert Mueller Was Part of a 9/11 Cover-Up

    08/09/2018 4:59:34 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 37 replies
    NTK Network ^ | 08.09.2018 @3:09pm | NTK Staff
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) told a protester at a town hall event in New York City on Wednesday that she would look into whether Special Counsel Robert Mueller was involved in covering up the role Saudi Arabia played in the 9/11 terrorist attacks while serving as FBI director. In a video posted from the town hall on YouTube, the protestor asked Gillibrand if she would support legislation proposed by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) calling for the “federal government to declassify thousands of remaining documents related to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.” The protestor accused Gillibrand of knowing that Mueller was involved...
  • No evidence of chemical attack in Douma - Dr Assim Rahaibani, Syrian doctor

    04/17/2018 12:38:05 PM PDT · by WisconsinRep · 68 replies
    AOL UK ^ | Apr 17th 2018 | AOL UK
    A British journalist who interviewed a doctor in the Syrian town of Douma claims he told him there was no evidence of a chemical attack. Dr Assim Rahaibani, 58, said the video showing children gasping for breath - which triggered the weekend bombing campaign by the UK, US and France - is genuine. But he explained to Robert Fisk, writing for the Independent, that patients were overcome not by gas but by oxygen starvation in the rubbish-filled tunnels and basements in which they lived, on a night of wind and heavy shelling that stirred up a dust storm. Donald Trump...
  • Trump’s war powers to be limited under new Senate resolution

    04/16/2018 3:51:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 67 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 16, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    U.S. troops could continue fighting the Taliban and al Qaeda and would be given explicit new permission to battle the Islamic State — but would not be authorized to attack the capabilities of any nation state, such as Syria — under updated rules of war proposed by a bipartisan group of senators Monday. Led by Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, the new Authorization for the Use of Military Force would replace 2001 and 2002 AUMFs that started the war on terror and paved the way for the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The commander in chief —...
  • Congress Probes FBI Over Top Obama National Security Advisor’s Security Clearance

    02/14/2018 11:53:19 AM PST · by musicman · 20 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 5, 2017 2:16 pm | Adam Kredo
    A top White House national security adviser and key proponent of the Obama administration's diplomacy with Iran is the focus of a congressional inquiry following disclosures the FBI may have denied him top-level security clearances, according to communications exclusively obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Ben Rhodes, a White House deputy national security adviser who led the administration's efforts to mislead Congress about the terms of the Iran nuclear agreement, is under scrutiny in the wake of disclosures he was declined interim clearance status by the FBI in 2008, when the administration was moving into the White House. Since that...