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  • Bolton dismisses Trump claim that he wasn't given intelligence reports

    07/05/2020 1:32:02 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 43 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/7/20
    Speaking on "Face the Nation," former National Security Adviser John Bolton dismissed US President Donald Trump's claims that he wasn't briefed about intelligence suggesting that Russia commissioned Taliban-linked fighters to kill US soldiers, The Guardian reports. "All intelligence is distributed along the spectrum of uncertainty," Bolton said. "And this intelligence ... by the administration’s own admission, was deemed credible enough to give to our allies. So the notion that you only give the really completely 100% verified intelligence to the president would mean you give him almost nothing. And that’s just not the way the system works." Former National Security...
  • Trump wanted John Bolton as Secretary of State but feared ‘son of a b*tch’ Rand Paul would block nomination

    06/21/2020 9:22:26 AM PDT · by RandFan · 76 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | June 21st | By CHRIS SOMMERFELDT
    President Trump called Rand Paul an expletive in 2018 while fuming that he would’ve tapped John Bolton as his second secretary of state if it wasn’t for the bull-headed Republican senator, according to the former national security adviser’s new book. Bolton’s bombshell of a memoir, “The Room Where It Happened,” recounts that Trump raised his scorn for Paul during a March 2018 Oval Office meeting while musing about wanting to fire then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. “I’d love to have you over there,” Trump told Bolton, according to the book, a copy of which was obtained by the Daily News...
  • In ‘The Room Where It Happened,’ John Bolton Dumps His Notes and Smites His Enemies

    06/18/2020 4:23:04 AM PDT · by Cronos · 29 replies
    NY Times ^ | 17 june 2020 | Jennifer Szalai
    ...“The Room Where It Happened,” an account of his 17 months as Trump’s national security adviser, has been written with so little discernible attention to style and narrative form that he apparently presumes an audience that is hanging on his every word.... Known as a fastidious note taker, Bolton has filled this book’s nearly 500 pages with minute and often extraneous details, including the time and length of routine meetings and even, at one point, a nap. Underneath it all courses a festering obsession with his enemies, both abroad (Iran, North Korea) and at home (the media, “the High-Minded,” the...
  • Trump Put Re-Election Prospects Ahead of National Interest, Bolton Alleges. Former national security adviser says in new book that president withheld Ukraine aid for political favors, asked Chinese president to help him win 2020 race

    06/17/2020 2:10:58 PM PDT · by karpov · 86 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 17, 2020 | Michael C. Bender and Rebecca Ballhaus
    President Trump’s decision-making consistently prioritized his re-election and his family’s well-being ahead of the national interest, according to a new book from his former national security adviser, John Bolton, who describes “obstruction of justice as a way of life” inside the Trump White House and denounces what he says is the president’s penchant to “give personal favors to dictators he liked.” Mr. Bolton echoes allegations that were are the center of the president’s impeachment trial, writing that Mr. Trump repeatedly ordered White House officials to withhold military assistance from Ukraine as retribution for perceived slights during the 2016 election and...
  • Bolton book says Trump asked Chinese president for help winning reelection

    06/17/2020 1:00:02 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 110 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 17, 2020 | Grace Segers
    Washington — President Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton alleges in a new book that Mr. Trump pushed Chinese President Xi Jinping in trade negotiations to agree to purchase American agricultural products in order to boost Mr. Trump's political standing with U.S. farmers and help him win reelection. In an excerpt of Bolton's book, "The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir," published by The Wall Street Journal, Bolton condemns what he calls the "incoherence" of the president's trade policy and his focus on winning a second term. The excerpt was published minutes after stories about the memoir's...
  • John Bolton's bombshell book will say Donald Trump offered to halt criminal probes as 'personal favors to dictators he liked' and begged China's president Xi to help him win the 2020 election

    06/17/2020 12:58:54 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 64 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 06 17 2020 | Geoff Earle
    John Bolton's bombshell memoir contains new instances of alleged misconduct by President Trump – including agreeing to back off criminal probes as 'personal favors' to certain dictators. The book also contains a claim that Trump pleaded with Chinese President Xi Jinping to boost U.S. food purchases, describing it in terms of his own election. Trump regularly touts a deal to pause the China trade war as one of his chief accomplishments. A new book excerpt obtained by the New York Times contains the claim about the criminal probes. Bolton writes that in cases involving China and Turkey, Trump was willing...
  • John Bolton will break his silence on Donald Trump in primetime special interview on blockbuster book as the White House moves to block it days before publication

    06/15/2020 12:43:03 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 72 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 15 2020 | NIKKI SCHWAB
    John Bolton's first interview about his blockbuster book will be a primetime sit-down with ABC News' Martha Raddatz that will air Sunday night. Bolton, President Trump's former national security adviser, is poised to release 'The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir' next Tuesday, which will paint a picture of 'chaos' and a president focused exclusively on his own re-election, according to the book's publisher. ABC News also reported Monday that the Trump administration is expected to file a lawsuit to keep Bolton's book, in its current form, off of store shelves.
  • “I Should Never Have Been There” – Gen Mark Milley Stands with the Mob – Apologizes for Walking to Torched St. John’s Church with President Trump

    06/11/2020 11:03:09 PM PDT · by rintintin · 56 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 11 2020 | Jim Hoft
    General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff addressed graduates at the National Defense University on Thursday morning. During his speech Milley apologized for joining US President Trump and walking over to St. John’s Church the day after it was torched by violent leftist protesters. General Milley told the graduates this was a “political event” and he should not have stood with the President. Leftist looters and rioters defaced the Korean War Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial and torched St. John’s Church during their rioting and Milley believes standing with the US President was a “political event.”
  • Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley Apologizes for Joining Trump on Church Walk

    06/11/2020 11:36:55 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 113 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 June 2020 | JOSHUA CAPLAN
    Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley on Thursday apologized for accompanying President Donald Trump on his walk to St. John’s Episcopal Church earlier June. “My presence in that moment and in that environment created a perception of the military involved in domestic politics,” Milley told National Defense University graduates in a pre-recorded speech. “As a commissioned uniformed officer, it was a mistake that I have learned from, and I sincerely hope we all can learn from it.” Milley, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, and Attorney General William Barr accompanied President Trump to Lafayette Square after protesters were cleared from...
  • James Mattis Denounces President Trump, Describes Him as a Threat to the Constitution

    06/03/2020 3:36:10 PM PDT · by McGruff · 248 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 6/3/2020 | Jeffrey Goldberg
    James Mattis, the esteemed Marine general who resigned as secretary of defense in December 2018 to protest Donald Trump’s Syria policy, has, ever since, kept studiously silent about Trump’s performance as president. But he has now broken his silence, writing an extraordinary broadside in which he denounces the president for dividing the nation, and accuses him of ordering the U.S. military to violate the constitutional rights of American citizens. “I have watched this week’s unfolding events, angry and appalled,” Mattis writes. “The words ‘Equal Justice Under Law’ are carved in the pediment of the United States Supreme Court. This is...
  • Mattis 'angry and appalled’ as he unloads on Trump, says president ‘does not try to unite the American people'

    06/03/2020 5:05:44 PM PDT · by MAGA_patriot · 163 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/3/2020 | Gregg Re
    James Mattis, who served as President Trump's first Secretary of Defense, excoriated the president in a statement to The Atlantic published on Wednesday -- urging Americans to "reject and hold accountable those in office who would make a mockery of our Constitution." Mattis has largely stayed out of the public eye since resigning in December 2018, when he opposed Trump's abrupt troop pullout from Syria. The retired Marine Corps general had said he wanted to give the administration an "opportunity" to govern, rather than criticize the president in the press. On Wednesday, though, Mattis made clear that Trump's response to...
  • Esper says he opposes using Insurrection Act to send military to quell unrest

    06/03/2020 9:05:47 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 74 replies
    FOX News ^ | 6/3/20 | Ron Blitzer
    Defense Secretary Mark Esper declared Wednesday that despite President Trump's remarks earlier this week, he is not in favor of the president invoking the Insurrection Act in order to send the U.S. military to quell violent protests. During a morning press briefing, Esper addressed controversies surrounding Trump's stance on violence and looting that has broken out across the country in the aftermath of George Floyd's death, coinciding with other peaceful protests. "The option to use active-duty forces in a law enforcement role should only be used as a matter of last resort and only in the most urgent and dire...
  • Fauci Says Lockdown Will Continue Until There Are No “New Cases” of Coronavirus

    04/02/2020 6:48:31 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 175 replies
    Summit News ^ | 04/02/20 | Paul Joseph Watson
    That isn’t going to be any time soon. Dr. Anthony S. Fauci says that the United States will not come out of lockdown until there are no “new cases” of coronavirus, prompting some to question precisely how long that will be. During yesterday’s White House briefing, Fauci, who has become the face of America’s response to the coronavirus, was asked by a reporter whether social distancing measures will be imposed until there is a drug or vaccine to treat COVID-19. “I think if we get to the part of the curve that Dr. Birx showed yesterday when it goes down...
  • Anthony Fauci, the NIH’s face of the Coronavirus, is a deep-state Hillary Clinton-loving stooge

    03/21/2020 7:31:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/21/2020 | Peter Barry Chowka
    Anthony Fauci, M.D., the 79-year old head of the National Institute of Allegy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), has become the #1 point man on the government’s role in the coronavirus crisis. Fauci has worked for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) his entire professional life. In the past, for more than two decades starting in the mid-1980s, he was the medical establishment’s face of HIV-AIDS – omnipresent on television when AIDS was hot and ever present at international AIDS conferences well into the 21st century. Always, he was an enthusiastic advocate of throwing more federal money at the problem...
  • What is Anthony Fauci’s Real Agenda?

    03/21/2020 6:01:37 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 109 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    These are not the polls the corrupt news media was hoping to see. Not at all. – After two solid weeks of the corrupt news media and prominent Democrats parroting the talking points of the communist Chinese government, the public is obviously grown weary of the nonsense. No one with a normal, functioning brain believes that the terms “Chinese flu” or “China virus” that President Donald Trump likes to use are in any real way “racist.” They simply – and accurately – identify the source of the virus that is killing thousands of people all over the world. Trendy Footwear...
  • Fauci Love Letter to Hillary Clinton Surfaces….

    03/21/2020 3:54:55 AM PDT · by dontreadthis · 51 replies
    conservative treehouse ^ | 03/21/20 | sundance
    Hat Tip GKJoe I knew there was something sketchy about Dr. Anthony Fauci. Within the WikiLeaks HRC email files there’s a letter from Fauci to Hillary Clinton through her aid/lawyer Cheryl Mills: “Please tell her that we all love her and are very proud to know her.” LOOK:
  • Coronavirus is 10 times more lethal than the seasonal flu, Trump's task force immunologist says

    03/11/2020 10:50:15 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 136 replies
    the week ^ | 3/11/2020 | the week
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told lawmakers during a House Oversight Committee hearing Wednesday that COVID-19 — the disease caused by the novel coronavirus — is probably about 10 times more lethal than the seasonal flu. President Trump has often compared COVID-19 to the flu, which affects tens of thousands of Americans each year, in an effort to calm people down, but Fauci clearly wasn't trying to downplay the seriousness of the virus' spread. Fauci is a member of the White House's coronavirus task force. At the same time, he did clarify...
  • Richard Grenell now highest-ranking openly gay official in US government history

    02/23/2020 11:40:13 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 38 replies
    nypost.com ^ | February 22, 2020 | Jon Levine
    President Trump made history this week after appointing Richard Grenell to serve as acting Director of National Intelligence. The new job, a cabinet-level position, makes Grenell the highest serving openly gay man to hold federal office in United States history.
  • AG Barr Tells People Close to Him He's Thinking of Resigning

    02/18/2020 7:05:35 PM PST · by hsmomx3 · 271 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 02/18/20 | AP
    Attorney General William Barr has told people close to him he’s considering quitting over President Trump's tweets about Justice Department cases, an administration official says.
  • Barr: Trump's tweets make it 'impossible for me to do my job'

    02/13/2020 1:25:44 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 335 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02 13 2020 | Morgan Chalfant
    Attorney General William Barr told ABC News in an interview aired Thursday that President Trump had never asked him to do anything in a criminal case but advised the president to stop tweeting about the Justice Department, saying it makes it “impossible for me to do my job.” The remarks are a significant and rare public break by the attorney general from the president, following days of controversy surrounding the Justice Department’s decision to lessen a sentence for Trump ally Roger Stone after the president tweeted about his displeasure with the gravity of the original sentence recommendation. “I think it’s...