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  • Congress set for showdown with Trump over Kurds

    10/10/2019 2:04:53 AM PDT · by robowombat · 196 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/09/19 06:11 PM EDT | JORDAIN CARNEY AND REBECCA KHEEL
    President Trump is barreling toward a showdown with Congress over his decision to pull back U.S. troops in northern Syria despite widespread opposition. The announcement, which caught leadership and traditional GOP allies flatfooted, sparked a wave of condemnation, with Republicans calling it a “disaster in the making,” a “catastrophic mistake” and a “terrible decision.” Lawmakers are already weighing how to respond to Trump’s decision, setting the stage for a high-profile clash with Trump as soon as Congress returns from a two-week break on Monday. “Congress must and will act to limit the catastrophic impact of this decision,” said Rep. Liz...
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Saturday Night Version Latest News, Politics, Tommy Robinson, More....

    10/05/2019 8:39:59 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/5/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    The story of the week, at least the good story of the week described on You Tube by activist Gavin Seim.... Onto politics and President Trump fighting to defend himself amidst wobbly knees from many elected Republicans..... A caller challenged Rush Limbaugh Thursday on why the GOP doesn't go after President Trump's enemies and El Rushbo noting that the Republicans will only support things that have popular support..... Outsiders like Roy Moore in Alabama and Kris Kobach in Kansas running for US Senate in 2020 but will President Trump support business as usual or people who will support him all...
  • State Department Takes New Action On Hillary Investigation

    10/01/2019 8:10:50 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 24 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 9/30*2019 | James Barrett
    As the firestorm over President Trumps July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky continues to consume the news cycle, the Trump administration has taken new action into a controversy that played a central role in the 2016 election: the Hillary Clinton private email server scandal. The Washington Post reported Saturday that State Department investigators are investigating the email records of dozens of current and former senior State Department officials who sent messages to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clintons private email. As many as 130 officials have been contacted in recent weeks by State Department investigators a list that...
  • Pompeo balks at House Dems' demands

    10/01/2019 8:57:42 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/01/19 | Morgan Chalfant
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday indicated that five current and former State Department officials would not show up for depositions scheduled by House Democrats in connection with their impeachment inquiry. SNIP Im concerned with aspects of your request that can be understood only as an attempt to intimidate, bully, & treat improperly the distinguished professionals of the Department of State, including several career Foreign Service Officers, Pompeo wrote in a letter to Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday. Let me be clear: I will not tolerate such tactics, and I will use all means at my...
  • Mike Pompeo Joined Trump On Call With Ukrainian President: Report

    09/30/2019 1:34:11 PM PDT · by grayboots · 38 replies
    Huffington Post/Yahoo News ^ | 9/30/2019 | Antonia Blumberg
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was on the July 25 call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing a senior State Department official. The revelation could implicate the State Department more closely in the House of Representatives ongoing impeachment inquiry into Trump over his request to Zelensky during the call that Ukraine investigate his political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden. The House Foreign Affairs, Intelligence and Oversight Committees last week subpoenaed Pompeo for documents concerning the administrations contacts with the Ukrainian government.
  • US official: Trumps special envoy to Ukraine has resigned

    09/28/2019 9:09:11 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/28/2019 | Matthew Lee
    WASHINGTON Kurt Volker, a former U.S. ambassador to NATO caught in the middle of a whistleblower complaint over the President Donald Trumps dealings with Ukraine, resigned Friday from his post as special envoy to the Eastern European nation, according to a U.S. official. The official said Volker told Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday of his decision to leave the job, following disclosures that he had connected Trumps personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani with Ukrainian officials to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his family over allegedly corrupt business dealings. Giuliani has said he was in frequent contact...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 9/27/2019 Newsdump Friday

    09/27/2019 9:20:16 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/27/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    We start with the story of the political drama in Washington. Three House committees controlled by Democrats issuing a subpoena aimed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo..... Also word coming out Friday night of the resignation of Kurt Volker, US Special Envoy for Ukraine. Volker a longtime inside the beltway figure and Executive Director of the McCain Institute..... Brexit deal talks resuming again as we go into the weekend..... The Greater London Authority referring Prime Minister Boris Johnson to police...... Police in Nigeria say they have freed more than 300 students from an Islamic school where they were being abused........
  • Democrats Subpoena Secretary Pompeo As Part Of Impeachment Inquiry

    09/27/2019 3:47:16 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/27/19 | KRISTINA WONG2
    The House Committee on Foreign Affairs subpoenaed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for documents related to President Trump’s interactions with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, according to a report. The subpoena, according to Politico, demands that Pompeo provide those documents by October 4.The committee also plans to depose five State Department officials, including Kurt Volker, the administration’s special envoy to Ukraine, who reportedly arranged for Rudy Giuliani to meet with high-level Ukrainian officials. The committee also wants to meet with Marie Yovanovitch, whom Trump removed as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine.House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel (D-NY) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman...
  • What Does the Early Dismissal of the US Ambassador to Ukraine Mean?

    09/26/2019 1:19:51 PM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 13 replies
    Stalker zone ^ | 5/8/2019
    he decision to dismiss Yovanovitch was made by Trump after the meeting with the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. This was stated to Strana by the former peoples deputy Andrey Artemenko, who lives in the US. He gave evidences in front of a panel of jurors within the framework of the investigation of the special prosecutor Robert Mueller. Firstly, the White House started to look at members of the team of Obama and Biden, who were appointed in different embassies including in Ukraine. Secondly, there is an active investigation into the interference of Ukraine in the 2016 US presidential election,...
  • Pompeo could 'pull a Kissinger' and replace Bolton while remaining secretary of state: Sources

    09/12/2019 7:33:50 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sept. 11, 2019
    As President Trump begins considering replacements for former national security adviser John Bolton, sources close to the administration say it's possible Trump will make an unusual pick and ask Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to fill the role. The scenario of Pompeo taking the job while keeping his current one has historical precedent in Henry Kissinger, who served in both positions from 1973 to 1975. Holding both jobs would "appeal to anyone with a sense of history," said a Republican operative close to Pompeo. "The Henry Kissinger scenario is one that I can imagine. The president has a great deal...
  • Afghanistan peace talks scuttled because Taliban overreached, Pompeo says

    09/09/2019 4:20:13 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 20 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | Sept 8, 2019 4:27 p.m. ET | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that Taliban overreached with a car bomb attack in Kabul that killed an American soldier, leading President Donald Trump to call off closely-held Afghanistan peace talks planned for Camp David. Pompeo said the Trump administration has recalled envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, who has been negotiating with Taliban leaders for months in Qatar, and it will be up to the insurgent group whether talks will resume. Pompeo said Trump wanted to look the Taliban leaders in the eye while Khalilzad worked to finalize an agreement that would allow the U.S. to start withdrawing...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 8/25/2019-Numerous Israeli Attacks Reported In Middle East

    08/25/2019 9:09:32 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 8/25/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Events related to Iran and Israel appear to be dominant with numerous Israeli attacks reported in Iraq, Lebanon and Syria since Saturday night. There's also been a rocket attack aimed at southern Israel from Gaza..... Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif arrived by airplane at Biarritz, France. site of the G7 summit, just after 8am Eastern US time Sunday morning.... The Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said the Israeli drone strike reported in the suburbs of Beirut early Sunday was a: "blatant attack on Lebanon's sovereignty"..... The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with the Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri Sunday...
  • Diplomatically Countering Threats to Arctic Real Estate

    08/14/2019 6:42:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | August 14, 2019 | Austin Bay
    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's candid May 6 speech at the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Finland startled many in his well-heeled audience. The Arctic Council consists of eight countries that control some Arctic territory (U.S., Canada, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Sweden, Russia) and six Arctic indigenous groups. Greenland is a Danish possession; the island has an immense Arctic Exclusive Economic Zone. Formed in 1996 after the Cold War lapsed, Arctic Council nations regarded the Arctic as a "low tension" area. A recent NATO study called it a "zone of depoliticized cooperation." Until 2010 or so, that condition held....
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Tuesday 7/16-Wednesday 7/17/2019

    07/17/2019 3:29:50 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/16/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    The United States imposing sanctions on four top generals from the country of Myanmar (formerly Burma). Those generals and their families banned from entering the USA because of the conflict in the predominately Buddhist country with the Rohingya Muslims. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blaming the generals for what are considered harsh policies against the Rohingya Muslim minority in the country. The Myanmar government views the conflict a a fight with Islamic terrorism. A "partial preliminary injunction" from a federal judge against ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond in Oregon Tuesday.... The US House voting 240-187 to condemn President Trump for...
  • Pompeo: Arab nations, Israel see Iran as a common threat

    07/15/2019 10:44:35 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/7/19 | Elad Benari
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday said that the bond that has been established between Israel and Arab countries over the Iranian nuclear issue is encouraging. In an interview with Fox News Sean Hannity, Pompeo also noted that the US sanctions on Iran are working despite some having predicted they would not. Asked about the relationship that has been established between the US, Israel, the Jordanians, Egyptians, the Saudis, the Emirates, and others, the Secretary of State replied, Thats something thats really very frankly, very encouraging. The framework that had set the Middle East for so many...
  • A Better Approach to a Worsening Iran Situation

    06/27/2019 7:08:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | June 27, 2019 | Armstrong Williams
    President Donald Trump's freewheeling style is one of the main reasons that Americans rejected the conventional candidates and instead elected him to serve as president of the United States. While he is undeniably entertaining and possesses personal magnetism that helped make him a business tycoon and television star, when it comes to his leadership concerning Iran, the stakes are too high for Trump to act as if he is performing in a reality TV show. Iran is the world's largest state sponsor of terrorism. The Islamic Republic's dangerous tentacles reach worldwide, where it provides support to violent terrorist groups. The...
  • Jeremy Hunt: Britain Would Consider Joining The US In Military Action Against Iran

    06/24/2019 2:51:39 AM PDT · by familyop · 11 replies
    Forces Network (UK) ^ | June 24, 2019 | Forces Network (UK)
    Jeremy Hunt says Britain would consider joining the US in military action against Iran. Tensions between the US and Iran have increased in recent weeks after the downing of an American drone, and claims by Washington that Tehran was behind attacks on oil tankers in the Persian Gulf. The Foreign Secretary's comments came as Foreign Office minister Andrew Murrison held talks with the Tehran government at the weekend where he said he was "clear" about the UK's concerns over Iran's activities. Mr Hunt said Britain would "stand by the United States as our strongest ally" and "weigh up military intervention...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 6/23-Monday 6/24/2019

    06/24/2019 3:24:02 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/23/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo left Washington Sunday headed for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.... President Trump tweeting over the weekend that: "major additional Sanctions" will be imposed on Iran Monday...... National Security Adviser John Bolton said Sunday that President Trump looks forward to meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit.... The rerun of the election for mayor in Turkey's largest city Sunday. Results showing a strong lead for the CHP opposition party..... Democrat Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg back home in South Bend, Indiana Sunday confronting anger and frustration at a town hall meeting.......
  • America First allies say Trump saved presidency from John Bolton by scrapping Iran strike

    06/21/2019 10:38:13 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 106 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 21, 2019
    Non-interventionist Trump allies are cheering President Trump's Thursday night decision to buck his most senior advisers and abandon an airstrike on Iran, saying the decision could help him win reelection while preventing a major regional war. Trump canceled the bombing of Iran after authorizing it, saying via Twitter he learned 150 Iranians might die, and that it would not be proportional to the loss of one U.S. drone. National security adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly favored the attack, after issuing aggressive recent statements on Iran. He doesnt trust them. He felt that they were cornering...
  • Pompeo flying to meet top military commanders amid Iran threats

    06/17/2019 4:50:32 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 50 replies
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is meeting tomorrow with a pair of senior military commanders as tensions with Iran show no sign of abating. Pompeo is heading to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus told reporters Monday. "There, he will meet with Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, commander of Central Command, and Gen. Richard Clarke, commander of Special Operations Command, to discuss regional security concerns and ongoing operations," she said. McKenzie is the Marine Corps general responsible for U.S. military operations in the Middle East, and Clarke is the Army general in charge of U.S. special...