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  • Some Dare Call It Diplomacy

    08/13/2018 9:55:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2018 | Brian Darling
    President Donald J. Trump made a great decision to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin last month in Helsinki, Finland. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) just returned from a congressional trip to meet with his counterparts in Russia to discuss better relations between the two nations. Right now, relations with Russia have become so partisan expect Democrats and Never-Trump Republicans to find reasons to criticize Paul’s diplomatic breakthrough that may lead to a historic era of better relations between the two countries. While some irrationally scream of “treason,” the truth is that President Trump and Senator Paul’s efforts are an example...
  • US allies, Al Qaeda battle rebels in Yemen

    08/10/2018 10:21:52 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug 2018 | Associated Press
    "Elements of the U.S. military are clearly aware that much of what the U.S. is doing in Yemen is aiding AQAP and there is much angst about that," said Michael Horton, a fellow at the Jamestown Foundation, a U.S. analysis group that tracks terrorism. "However, supporting the UAE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia against what the U.S. views as Iranian expansionism takes priority over battling AQAP and even stabilizing Yemen," Horton said.
  • Kentucky Secretary of State Jokes About Rand Paul Being Assaulted

    08/06/2018 5:29:49 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 21 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 6, 2018 | Conor Beck
    Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D.) said Friday that Sen. Rand Paul (R.) "can be beaten," "just ask his neighbor." Grimes made the comment at Kentucky's Fancy Farm picnic, which serves as a start to the state's campaign season for both parties, the Associated Press reports. She said at the Democrats' traditional bean supper, "many folks think that Rand Paul can't be beat. I don't buy that. Just ask his neighbor. He can be beaten." Grimes was referring to a November attack on Paul by his neighbor that left him with five rib fractures, including three displaced fractures....
  • Kentucky Democrat reportedly jokes about Rand Paul assault: 'He can be beaten'

    08/05/2018 5:05:30 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/4/2018 | Adam Shaw
    Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes reportedly joked on Friday about the assault on Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., by his neighbor, saying it shows ‘he can be beaten’. Associated Press reporter Adam Beam tweeted that Democrat Grimes made the remark at a local Fancy Farm Picnic in Kentucky on Friday, which Kentucky political candidates often use as the kickoff for election campaigns. Grimes is considering running for governor in 2019. ... Grimes’ remark sparked a response from Paul's chief strategist Doug Stafford, who made a reference to Grimes’ failed 2014 Senate run, where she attempted to unseat Sen. Mitch...
  • Thank you to @RandPaul for your YES on a future great Justice of the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh.

    07/30/2018 4:48:35 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    Real Donald Trump Twitter ^ | July 30, 2018 | President Donald Trump
    Thank you to @RandPaul for your YES on a future great Justice of the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh. Your vote means a lot to me, and to everyone who loves our Country! 6:36 PM - 30 Jul 2018
  • Rand’s Reveal: Paul Just Announced His Decision On The Kavanaugh Confirmation

    07/30/2018 12:40:15 PM PDT · by detective · 58 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/30/2018 | Kevin Daley
    GOP Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky will support Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, despite early misgivings about his nomination. The senator’s support, initially in doubt, staves off a fatal defection that could have proved disastrous to Kavanaugh’s confirmation prospects. In a lengthy tweet thread posted Monday morning, Paul said he was satisfied with Kavanaugh’s legal writings in a range of areas, despite his concerns about the judge’s views on the National Security Agency’s (NSA) metadata collection program. The senator specifically identified the First and Second Amendments, separation of powers, property rights, and agency law as topics...
  • Republican Senator Paul says he supports Trump Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

    07/30/2018 10:16:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 30, 2018 | Reuters
    • Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul said he will support President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court • Paul had previously expressed concerns about Kavanaugh's position on privacy issues....
  • Rand Paul defends Edward Snowden before meeting Brett Kavanaugh

    07/24/2018 10:15:05 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 24, 2018
    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., defended former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden and appeared to obliquely rebuke a legal opinion written by Brett Kavanaugh hours before meeting the Supreme Court nominee. The Kentucky Republican, a swing vote whose opposition could block Kavanaugh, was not pressed for his views on the nomination during a Tuesday event hosted by the Fund for American Studies. But one student asked about Snowden, who exposed the NSA's bulk collection of domestic call records – a program at the heart of Paul's unease with Kavanaugh. "He didn't sell secrets to the Russians, he wasn't a traitor....
  • Trump Considers Removing Security Clearances from Brennan, Clapper, Comey, Rice, Hayden – Video

    07/23/2018 5:01:17 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 98 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse | July 23, 2018 | Brian
    President Trump is considering pulling the Security Clearances from several highly political talking heads who are out to get the President. John Brennan, James Comey, James Clapper, Susan Rice and Michael Hayden were specifically mentioned by Press Secretary Sarah Sanders. Sen. Rand Paul is urging Trump to remove the Security Clearance of John Brennan. These guys have monetized their security clearance by working for TV Networks while still having access to Classified Information. . . .
  • Sanders: Trump considering removing security clearances for Obama-era officials

    07/23/2018 12:16:21 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/23/18 | Morgan Chalfant
    White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Monday said that President Trump is exploring whether to remove the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan and other top Obama-era intelligence officials. Sanders accused Brennan, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former FBI Director James Comey and others of “politicizing” and “monetizing” their public service. “They’ve politicized and in some cases monetized their public service and security clearances,” Sanders said during the daily briefing. “Making baseless accusations of improper contact with Russia, or begin influenced by Russia against the president is extremely inappropriate and the fact that people with...
  • Trump looking into revoking security clearances for Brennan, other top Obama officials

    07/23/2018 12:07:54 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 154 replies
    Fox News ^ | 23 Jul 18 | Brooke Singman
    President Trump is looking into revoking the security clearances of several top Obama-era intelligence and law enforcement officials, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Monday. During the daily press briefing, Sanders told reporters that the president was considering taking away clearances for former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, former CIA Director John Brennan, former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and former Director of National Security Michael Hayden (who worked under President George W. Bush).
  • Sarah Sanders just told reporters that POTUS is looking into revoking security clearances of...

    07/23/2018 12:02:14 PM PDT · by Conserv · 49 replies
    Brennan, Comey, Clapper, and Hayden. Those names were specifically mentioned.
  • Rand Paul Goes After Brennan: ‘Revoke John Brennan’s Security Clearance!’

    07/23/2018 11:00:45 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 41 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/23/18 | Virginia Kruta
    Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul went after former CIA chief John Brennan, firing off a couple of tweets on Monday morning. Paul suggested that Brennan was making money on his continued access to sensitive information, and said that he would call for Brennan’s security clearance to be revoked. “Is John Brennan monetizing his security clearance? Is John Brennan making millions of dollars divulging secrets to the mainstream media with his attacks on [Donald Trump]?” Paul asked on Twitter. “Today I will meet with the President and I will ask him to revoke John Brennan’s security clearance!”
  • Rand Paul calls to revoke John Brennan's security clearance, asks if he's 'monetizing' access

    07/23/2018 7:35:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/23/2018 | Brooke Singman
    Sen. Rand Paul called Monday for President Trump to revoke former CIA director John Brennan's security clearance, as he questioned whether the Obama-era spy boss was “monetizing” his access to sensitive information in his new role as a pundit. “Is John Brennan monetizing his security clearance? Is John Brennan making millions of dollars divulging secrets to the mainstream media with his attacks on @realDonaldTrump?” ... Today I will meet with the President and I will ask him to revoke John Brennan’s security clearance ... Brennan’s role in the Russia probe “is in some ways more concerning than the FBI’s.” “Mr....
  • GOP leader blocks resolution backing intelligence community on Russia [Flake]

    07/19/2018 1:23:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/19/18 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (Texas) blocked a resolution on Thursday that would have lent the Senate's support to the intelligence community's assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election, which was offered up in the wake of President Trump’s Monday meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Sens. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Christopher Coons (D-Del.) tried to pass their resolution by unanimous consent, which requires the sign off of every senator. But Cornyn objected, saying senators should focus on passing new sanctions legislation and warning that they should work through the committee process. "It is purely a symbolic act...
  • RAND PAUL: THE ONLY PERSON WE KNOW COLLUDED WITH THE RUSSIANS IS HILLARY CLINTON

    07/18/2018 3:05:20 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 59 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2:26 PM 07/18/2018 | Benny Johnson | Reporter At Large
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says the only person whom he and others “actually know colluded with the Russians” is former Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Rand was on Fox News Wednesday morning clarifying his stance on Russia’s election meddling and the intelligence community. President Trump faced broad outrage over comments he made during the Helsinki, Finland, summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday. Trump was criticized for not being more forceful with the Russian leader and for not backing up U.S. intelligence findings of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Trump clarified his comments in a short statement at...
  • Trump backs Putin on election meddling at summit, stirs fierce criticism

    07/16/2018 7:56:05 PM PDT · by Mariner · 46 replies
    Thompson Reuters Foundation ^ | July 16th, 2018 | Jeff Mason and Denis Pinchuk
    HELSINKI, July 16 (Reuters) - Standing side by side with Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump refused on Monday to blame the Russian leader for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, casting doubt on the findings of his own intelligence agencies and sparking a storm of criticism at home. Although he faced pressure from critics, allied countries and even his own staff to take a tough line, Trump spoke not a single disparaging word in public about Moscow on any of the issues that have brought relations between the two powers to the lowest ebb since the Cold War. Instead,...
  • Brennan on Trump's performance: Treasonous

    07/16/2018 3:46:01 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 72 replies
    CNN ^ | July 16, 2018 | Staff
    Former CIA Director John Brennan tweeted a strongly worded reaction to President Trump's news conference, saying it "was nothing short of treasonous."
  • Sen. Rand Paul on Election Interference: 'We All Do It'

    07/16/2018 8:11:52 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 81 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 16, 2018 | 6:08 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said today's Trump-Putim summit in Helsinki is not about holding Russia accountable for its cyber-hacking and election interference. "I think really we mistake our response if we think it's about accountability from the Russians," Paul told CNN's "State of the Union." They are another country. They are going to spy on us. The do spy on us. They are going to interfere in our elections. We also do the same. Doug Levin at Carnegie Mellon studied this over about a 50-year period in the last century and found 81 times that the U.S. interfered...
  • Rand Paul breaks with Republicans as he doubts Trump supreme court pick

    07/15/2018 8:12:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    MSN News ^ | July 15, 2018 | Edward Helmore, The Manchester Guardian
    Breaking with many Republican colleagues, the Kentucky senator Rand Paul has revealed his concern over Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to replace Anthony Kennedy on the supreme court. Paul told Fox and Friends on Sunday he was worried Kavanaugh, a judge on the DC circuit court of appeals, could cancel out supreme court justice Neil Gorsuch’s vote on fourth-amendment cases and allow the federal government to collect the phone records of millions of Americans. Kavanaugh’s confirmation rests on a knife edge. Republicans hold a 51-49 advantage in the Senate. They need a simple majority or a tie broken by...