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  • Hillary Clinton calls Trump-Putin summit 'deeply disturbing' at NYC festival

    07/22/2018 9:45:41 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 134 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 7/22/18 | Eliza Relman
    Hillary Clinton on Saturday described President Donald Trump's recent summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin "alarming on many, many levels" and called the secrecy surrounding the president's one-on-one meeting with the Russian leader "deeply disturbing" during her appearance at a New York City festival on Saturday. Clinton questioned the president's motives when he failed to defend the US intelligence community and blamed the US for poor relations with Russia while standing beside Putin at a press conference in Helsinki earlier this month. "The great mystery is why this president has not spoken up for our country, and we saw this...
  • MARK LEVIN: Only two entities interfered in our election --- Russia and the Obama administration

    07/22/2018 1:20:09 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 30 replies
    directorblue.blogspot.com ^ | July 21, 2018 | Mark Levin
    The liberals, the media, the Democrats, and some Republicans are very upset about Russia. They've had more positions on Russia than Stormy Daniels as far as I'm concerned. Let me point out some history -- this is very, very important. John McCain, God bless him, and others have said that what Trump did at that press conference is the worst interaction we've ever had with Russia, the worst diplomatic disaster ever. Forget about the media, I want you to know something: In 1945, Franklin Roosevelt sold out half of Europe to Stalin. He repeatedly praised Stalin. Franklin Roosevelt is the...
  • Energy Group: Highest-Ever U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Liquids Production

    07/22/2018 11:18:03 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 21,2018 | Penny Starr
    The American Petroleum Institute (API) released its monthly statistical report on Thursday, revealing the highest-ever production of U.S. crude oil and natural gas liquids in June. During that month, production of crude oil hit 10.7 million barrels per day (mb/d), and production of natural gas liquids hit 4.2 million barrels per day, . “Record production of U.S. crude oil and natural gas liquids last month highlighted the strength of our nation’s energy renaissance,” Dean Foreman, API chief economist, said in the announcement of the report. “U.S. oil production has supplied all of the growth in global oil demand so far...
  • Syria conflict: White Helmets evacuated by Israel

    07/22/2018 6:58:34 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    bbc ^ | 07/22/2018
    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said they were acting on a request from the US, the UK and other European nations. The White Helmets had become trapped in an area of south-western Syria near the border with the Golan Heights after an offensive by the Syrian military. ... The evacuees were driven to the border with the Golan Heights and taken on from there by Israeli troops to Jordan. The plan had been to evacuate 800 White Helmets and their families, but only 422 made it.
  • White House rejects Putin's East Ukraine Referendum Bid

    07/22/2018 10:15:33 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 28 replies
    Vatican News ^ | Jul 2018 | Stefan Bos
    The announcement that the US rejected a Russian-backed proposed referendum on eastern Ukraine came after Washington agreed to provide more military aid. Ukrainian Government forces continue to clash there with independence-seeking pro-Russian separatists in a conflict that has killed more than 10,000 people. Russia is accused of arming separatists in the east of the country. Ambassador Anatov said President Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin discussed the possibility of a referendum on eastern Ukraine during their Helsinki summit. In separate remarks, Ambassador Anatov said through an interpreter that the two leaders discussed several ideas but complained that Ukraine's government refuses...
  • Why Has Russia Invited the Taliban to Moscow?

    07/22/2018 8:09:46 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 27 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | July 21, 2018 | Samuel Ramani
    On July 16, the Russian President’s special envoy to Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, announced that the Russian government would invite Taliban representatives to a Moscow-format meeting before the end of the summer. The upcoming talks advance Russia’s interests in Afghanistan in three critical ways. First, Russia will use the talks to demonstrate its potential to act as a mediator between the Taliban and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s government. Showcasing the constructive nature of Russia’s involvement in Afghanistan is of vital importance as Russia has been accused of arming the Taliban by the United States and Afghan officials. On June 20, U.S....
  • Obama’s Former Director of National Intelligence Says Obama Behind Entire Russia Witch Hunt!

    07/22/2018 8:04:53 AM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 79 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 22, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    President Obama’s former Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, came clean on CNN and stated that former President Obama was behind spying on President Trump! Snip~~~ (If it weren’t for President Obama we might not have done the intelligence community assessment that we did that set up a whole sequence of events which are still unfolding today including Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation. President Obama is responsible for that. It was he who tasked us to do that intelligence community assessment in the first place.)
  • Trump And Iran

    07/21/2018 5:29:00 PM PDT · by Pavegecko · 8 replies
    Tsarizm.com ^ | 7/21/18 | Nikoo Amini
    The Iranian regime is used to saber rattling. This comes naturally to a regime that has sat at the negotiation table for more than three decades signing deals with other countries while failing to keep its promises, broken promises that have gone unpunished. Now in the current status quo, Iran’s saber rattling is a front for its bewilderment in terms of which policy to follow to prolong its life... This is an analysis piece...
  • Did the Russians Hack the DNC to Help Bernie Sanders and the Socialist Left?

    07/21/2018 10:52:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | July 17, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Russia conspiracy theory hinges on the single creaky claim that the Democratic National Committee hacks were a Russian plot to elect Trump. The theory and all its illegitimate stepchildren, including Robert Mueller and his infinitely expanding corps of prosecutors, lives or dies by the DNC hacks. Trying to elect Trump by releasing damaging insider information from the DNC never made any sense. The DNC was already a dysfunctional organization that was being run by the Clinton campaign. Undermining its leadership had little impact on the election, but a great deal on control of the DNC. There has never been...
  • Maddow: ‘Feels Very Palpable’ ‘That the President Is a Foreign Agent’

    07/21/2018 8:30:54 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 96 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 21, 2018 | Ian Hanchett
    On Saturday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” MSNBC host Rachel Maddow stated that “The worst case scenario that the president is a foreign agent suddenly feels very palpable.”
  • Why the Christian Right has embraced Putin

    07/21/2018 7:42:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 81 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/21/18 | Jeff Sharlet
    Last week’s arrest of Marina Butina, the 29-year-old operative who allegedly wielded sex as a weapon to spy for Russia, revealed not one but two channels into American power pursued by Russian intelligence. We’ve known for a while now that the Russians have attempted to use the NRA, and America’s love affair with guns, to shape the nation’s politics. But Butina’s other “backdoor” was more surprising: the faith community, which she infiltrated through the National Prayer Breakfast. The annual National Prayer Breakfast dates back to 1953, and every US president since Eisenhower has regularly attended, along with much of Congress,...
  • Bernie Sanders says Trump "sold the American people out" in Putin summit

    07/21/2018 5:57:05 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 71 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | 21 JULY 2018 | CBS NEWS
    Sen. Bernie Sanders said President Trump "sold the American people out" last week in Helsinki, Finland, during his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Vermont senator made the remarks in a joint interview with breakout Democratic Party star and candidate for Congress Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The interview will air Sunday morning on CBS News' "Face the Nation." Asked whether Mr. Trump should withdraw an invitation to Putin for a second meeting in Washington this fall, Sanders said it's "hard to comment on anything that Trump says because he could change his mind tomorrow."
  • Pompeo, Haley call out China, Russia for helping North Korea violate sanctions

    07/21/2018 3:57:50 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    ABC ^ | July 20, 2018 | Conor Finnegan
    The U.S. is calling out China and Russia for helping North Korea violate United Nations sanctions as the regime smuggles in more oil than is allowed. The illegal transfers are now disrupting the U.S. talks with North Korea and its push for the regime to completely dismantle its nuclear weapons program, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley. Pompeo traveled to New York Friday to join Haley for a meeting with the U.N. Security Council representatives, including Chinese and Russian representatives, for what Haley called "frank talk." "We put pressure today...
  • Russian Soldiers Begin Drills Near Afghanistan Border

    07/21/2018 3:38:14 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Jul 2018 | Edwin Mora
    Thousands of troops from Russia and the former Soviet republic of Tajikistan recently participated in joint military exercises along the Afghanistan border to prepare against possible spillover violence from the northern Afghan provinces where the Taliban and the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) are fueling deteriorating security conditions, Khaama Press (KP) reported Thursday. U.S. and Afghan defense officials have accused Russia of lending support to the Afghan Taliban, which has been fighting a war against U.S.-NATO-led forces since 2001. Now, it appears the terrorist group is threatening Central Asian countries like Tajikistan with close ties to Russia that border Afghanistan. KP reveals,...
  • Iran supreme leader says 'obvious mistake' to negotiate with U.S.: website

    07/21/2018 1:20:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 21, 2018 7:53 AM | Dubai newsroom
    … “The word and even the signature of the Americans cannot be relied upon, so negotiations with America are of no avail,” Khamenei said in a meeting with Foreign Ministry officials, adding that negotiations with Washington would be an “obvious mistake”, according to his official website. …
  • France agrees with Russia to send medical aid for Syria's eastern Ghouta

    07/20/2018 7:27:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 07.20.2018 | dv/jm (AFP, Reuters)
    France and Russia have agreed to send 50 metric tons of medical aid to government-controlled eastern Ghouta in Syria, French officials said on Friday. A Russian cargo plane arrived late Friday in Chateauroux in central France to take the aid, which includes medical supplies and other essential goods, to a Russian military base in northwestern Syria. It will then be transported to eastern Ghouta, which the Syrian government retook from rebel forces in April. Once in Syria, the cargo will be distributed by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) with the help of the Syrian...
  • At Helsinki, Trump Undermined Our Power-Abusing Intelligence Agencies, Not America

    07/21/2018 8:46:20 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 28 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 20, 2018 | Willis Krumholz
    During President Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Associated Press reporter Jonathan Lemire asked him about Russian interference in the 2016 election. Trump — as he has done many times before — responded with an answer that cast doubt on the U.S. intelligence agencies’ assessment of massive Russian election-interference. (Snip) Naturally, all hell broke loose in America’s elite political and media circles. Tom Nichols, a sometime Federalist contributor, said Trump threatened the very safety of America in saying he doubted his intelligence agencies. A group of liberal law professors, who naturally have an affinity toward bending the...
  • Pelosi: 'Thug' Putin not welcome in Congress

    07/21/2018 8:11:14 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/21/18 | Jesse Byrnes
    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) is making it clear that even if Russian President Vladimir Putin pays a visit to Washington in the fall, he is not welcome in Congress. “The notion that President Trump would invite a tyrant to Washington is beyond belief," Pelosi said in a statement on Friday, referring to Putin as a "thug." "Putin’s ongoing attacks on our elections and on Western democracies and his illegal actions in Crimea and the rest of Ukraine deserve the fierce, unanimous condemnation of the international community, not a VIP ticket to our nation’s capital," she continued. “President Trump’s...
  • The What and the How of Russian Election Meddling; Why Don't We Ask the MSM to be Specific?

    07/21/2018 7:49:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/21/2018 | Christopher Paslay
    The Helsinki summit is over, and the major story – surprise, surprise – is more tiresome drivel about Russian election meddling. The most amazing thing about this narrative is that the who can be talked about endlessly with little to no mention of the what and the how. The what at the center of it all is that the Democratic National Committee, including Hillary Clinton and DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, rigged their party's primary in favor of Hillary Clinton and against Bernie Sanders. This is not speculation or the result of a political witch hunt – as is true...
  • Colombia asked Trump to urge end to Russian support for Venezuela

    07/21/2018 7:24:23 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    Colombia Reports ^ | July 16, 2018 | Adriaan Alsema
    Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos asked his American counterpart Donald Trump to urge Russian leader Vladimir Putin to stop supporting Venezuela’s government. Santos took to Twitter on Saturday to ask Trump to address Russia’s support for the authoritarian government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. The governments of both Colombia and the United States fiercely oppose Maduro. Russia, however, has been accused of helping Venezuela evade sanctions imposed by Washington DC. Furthermore, Venezuela’s military appears to have received thousands of Russian surface-to-air missiles, according to news agency Reuters. “To contribute to the crisis in Venezuela I am asking President Trump to...