mr6666

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  1. Peter Baker @peterbakernyt · 18h Breaking: Bolton instructed aide to report Giuliani pressure campaign to White House lawyer. “I am not part of whatever drug deal Rudy and Mulvaney are cooking up,” Bolton said, according to testimony to House investigators. @npfandos
  2. Giuliani: State Department official should 'step forward,' 'I wasn't operating on my own' President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani on Thursday called on Kurt Volker, the U.S. special representative to Ukraine, and other State Department officials to say that they directed Giuliani to meet with Ukrainian officials in the wake of a whistleblower complaint released Thursday on Trump and Giuliani’s contacts with Ukraine. Giuliani appeared to share text messages from Volker in an appearance on Fox News Thursday night. One encouraged Giuliani to call him to “brief you more about [Ukrainian President Volodymyr] Zelensky dynamic,” and another “connected” Giuliani with Andriy Yermak, a Zelensky aide. “He should step forward and explain what he did,” Giuliani told Fox News host Laura Ingraham. “The whistleblower falsely alleges that I was operating on my own. Well, I wasn’t operating on my own.” “I went to meet Mr. Zelensky’s aide at the request of the State Department,” Giuliani continued. He said Volker requested that he meet with Yermak just days before the July 25 call between Trump and Zelensky,...... https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/463340-giuliani-state-department-official-should-step-forward-i-wasnt
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    Trump vs Turkey & Kurdish allies....

    Jennifer Griffin @JenGriffinFNC Russian mercenaries give video tour of abandoned US base in Northern Syria, laughing at the hasty US retreat, showing unfinished meals on dining tables and heavy military equipment left behind. A Russian propaganda coup.
  4. Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump As I have stated strongly before, and just to reiterate, if Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off limits, I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey (I’ve done before!). They must, with Europe and others, watch over... ....the captured ISIS fighters and families. The U.S. has done far more than anyone could have ever expected, including the capture of 100% of the ISIS Caliphate. It is time now for others in the region, some of great wealth, to protect their own territory. THE USA IS GREAT!
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    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    Kyle Cheney @kyledcheney NEWS: The State Department and White House tried to block George Kent from appearing -- so the House Intel Committee subpoenaed him, according to a source working on the impeachment inquiry. He is complying with the subpoena. This is Yovanovitch all over again. ====================================== @tedlieu · 5h Both @realDonaldTrump and @SecPompeo tried to hide and obstruct the testimony of: Ambassador Volcker Ambassador Yovanovitch Fiona Hill George Kent @POTUS & Pompeo failed. Why? Because we have patriots who want to tell the truth.
  6. David Cicilline @davidcicilline · 7h Not long until @realDonaldTrump tries to say Rudy Giuliani was just a “coffee boy” and that John Bolton is a Democrat.
  7. Kyle Griffin @kylegriffin1 Breaking via NYT: John Bolton instructed Fiona Hill to notify the chief lawyer for the National Security Council that Rudy Giuliani was working with Mick Mulvaney on a rogue operation with legal implications, Hill told the investigators.
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    Rudy and the Beast

    Shimon Prokupecz @ShimonPro Rudy Giuliani is parting ways with the personal attorney representing him so far in matters related to the impeachment inquiry. Giuliani confirmed to CNN Tuesday that his current attorney, Jon Sale, is ending his representation of the former New York City mayor shortly. 1:22 PM · Oct 15, 2019
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    Rudy and the Beast

    Kenneth P. Vogel @kenvogel NEW: GEORGE KENT, a career @StateDept official who is now testifying on the Hill, warned colleagues as far back as March about RUDY GIULIANI's role in what he called a “disinformation” campaign using a Ukrainian prosecutor to smear BIDEN, YOVANOVITCH, etc.
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    Police Force abuses?

    well, we can TRY this again..... ------------------------------------------------------------ 130 Chicago Officers Account for 29 Percent of Police Shootings While more than 95 percent of all Chicago police officers never fired their gun from 2004 to 2016, 130 officers have done it more than once. ....... .... . Compared with a random sample of 1,000 CPD officers, these cops often exhibited troubling patterns of behavior before their shootings, including increasing counts of citizen complaints and uses of force. About 23 percent of those shootings could be predicted — and potentially prevented — by software widely used among police departments. ......... “It is important to not equate officer-involved shootings … with misconduct,” wrote Scott Wolfe, a professor of criminology at Michigan State University. “The officer may be placed in assignments or called out to particular situations because his/her colleagues know he/she is capable of handling dangerous situations.” But a large number of shootings can be indicative of problematic conduct. “When we have officers that have a high number of OIS compared to their colleagues, it provides reason to look deeper at the behavior,” ..... https://theintercept.com/2018/08/16/chicago-police-department-officer-involved-shooting/
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    Police Force abuses?

    Fort Worth police officer who fatally shot Atatiana Jefferson charged with murder- The booking came just hours after Aaron Dean resigned from the Fort Worth Police Department. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/fort-worth-police-officer-who-fatally-shot-atatiana-jefferson-resigns-n1065866?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma
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    Police Force abuses?

    NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt @NBCNightlyNews · 1h The Texas police officer who fatally shot a woman while she was babysitting her nephew over the weekend resigned today: https://nbcnews.to/32kbVxC
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    Trump & the Saudis?

    Putin visits Saudi Arabia in sign of growing ties Putin signs oil agreements and discusses regional security in his first visit to the kingdom since 2007. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/10/putin-visits-saudi-arabia-sign-growing-ties-191014171206513.html?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5da4fe40594d1700014c5984&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter
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    Trump & the Saudis?

    POLITICO‏Verified account @politico Senators push vote to block Saudi arms sales after Khashoggi disappearance --------------------------------------------- Seth Abramson‏Verified account @SethAbramson 58m58 minutes ago Seth Abramson Retweeted POLITICO Ruh-roh. The Saudis expected not just arms but *nuclear tech and an agreement to let them develop nuclear weapons* for their support of Trump's candidacy. What happens now that even Trump's DC allies say the Saudi Crown Prince's bloodthirsty murder of a WP journalist nixes that?
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    Trump vs Turkey & Kurdish allies....

    Kurds Strike Deal with Putin and Assad in Syria: 'We Had to Choose Between Compromises and the Genocide of our People' https://www.newsweek.com/kurds-strike-deal-putin-assad-syria-donald-trump-criticized-1464950?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=NewsweekTwitter&utm_medium=Social
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    Trump vs Turkey & Kurdish allies....

    @MSNBC NEW: Senate Majority Leader McConnell: “I am gravely concerned by recent events in Syria and by our nation’s apparent response thus far ... Withdrawing American leadership from this pivotal region would not serve our nation’s short-, medium-, or long-term interests." =======================
  17. Daniel Dale @ddale8 Trump told Pirro on Fox that Zelensky brought up the former US ambassador to Ukraine to him on the call, "out of the blue." The call document shows *Trump* brought her up; Zelensky said, "It was great that you were the first one who told me that she was a bad ambassador..."
  18. 10 things to know in the whistleblower complaint about Trump and Ukraine The nine-page document was made public on Thursday. "....Here are 10 of the most important points from the complaint: Trump was "using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country" in the 2020 election. "The interference includes, among other things, pressuring a foreign country to investigate one of the president's main domestic political rivals. ... The president's personal lawyer, Mr. Rudolph Giuliani, is a central figure in this effort. Attorney General (William) Barr appears to be involved as well." The White House was so concerned it moved to "lock down" the transcript of the July phone call and removed it from a computer system typically used to store such call records and put it in a more secure system. According to White House officials the whistleblower spoke with, that was "not the first time" the Trump administration placed a presidential transcript "into this codeword-level system solely for the purpose of protecting politically sensitive — rather than national security sensitive — information." The whistleblower, whose identity and gender is not known, was not a "direct witness" to most of what was described, relying instead on what others in the White House and administration told him or her and media accounts....... see : https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/10-things-know-whistleblower-complaint-about-trump-ukraine-n1059051?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_np
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    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    Michael McFaul @McFaul · 5h Trump can’t have it both ways. He can’t argue that he wants to bring our heroes home from Syria but then send more of these heroes to Saudi Arabia (just because Saudis paid for their services).
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    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    Marco Rubio @marcorubio ISIS killers will now escape & boost chances of a resurgence One of few moderate pro-U.S. groups in region now allied with Assad & Putin Syria’s future now controlled by Russia & Iran. A significant blow to Israel’s security & boost to Iran’s goal of regional dominance 3/3 8:14 AM · Oct 14, 2019
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    2020 Election

    Democrats Should Heed the Lessons of 2004 To face a monstrous Republican seeking re-election, Democrats chose a moderate, ‘electable’ Senate lifer over an insurgent from Vermont. What about this year? "........the Democratic Party leadership swore to do whatever it took to prevent that outcome from happening twice. As Democratic primary season kicked off in 2003, they dedicated themselves to the pursuit of “electability.” There were other players in that Democratic primary, but the essential drama unfolded between the eventual candidate and a politician from Vermont who had a reputation for yelling a lot and an ambitious plan for a dramatic expansion of publicly provisioned health care, which he called “a moral imperative.” That plan, he noted, could be paid for in part by repealing some highly unpopular, recently enshrined tax cuts. That was Howard Dean, in case you were wondering. Dean had a zealous grassroots organizing network, buoyed by youthful organizers. He had a major advantage in smaller-dollar fundraising thanks to his embrace of internet-based donations. Opposite him was John Kerry, a war hero whose career in politics had been largely inoffensive to that point. He had that elusive “it” factor the Democratic leadership identified as electability, which translated into muted policy ambitions and a biographical backstory that might endear him to Republican swing voters if they squinted hard enough. That all dovetailed conveniently with the Democratic Leadership Council’s mantra of “moderate, moderate, moderate.” So Democratic leadership pushed to elevate Kerry, while stamping out Dean’s insurgency. They ran to the middle, hoping to peel off elusive centrist Bush voters.... In 2004, Democratic leadership, when facing down a bellicose demagogue with a cabal of criminals working for him, shelved a popular, medical-care-driven agenda backed by a network of grassroots organizers in favor of electability, and an “Anybody But” war cry. What proceeded was catastrophic, not just for the Democratic Party, but for the country. If you think Trump is bad in term one, a second term would be profoundly emboldening. ... 2004, whose postmortem called for more ambitious progressive policy and the abandonment of electability as a guiding principle, may be the most relevant to our current day. Unfortunately, Democrats may prove unwilling to learn the lesson. " https://prospect.org/power/democrats-should-heed-the-lessons-of-2004/
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Jenny Leonard @jendeben Scoop from my colleagues in Beijing China isn’t ready to sign what Trump calls the “phase one” deal without more talks later this month. Beijing also wants commitments prior to signing that the next round of U.S. tariffs, scheduled for Dec. 15, is off. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-10-14/china-wants-more-talks-before-signing-trump-s-phase-one-deal
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    Trump vs Turkey & Kurdish allies....

    'Too Little, Too Late': Critics Pan Trump Plan to Sanction Turkey "Trump's statement on hitting Turkey with sanctions over the military operation in Syria does not mention the Kurds once." ......Trump announced imminent sanctions that would address "Turkey's destabilizing actions in northeast Syria." Turkish attacks on the Kurds in Syria have horrified the world since beginning last week. The assault has been by all accounts relentless and has resulted in a number of ISIS prisoners being set free from their prisons. Kurdish forces have been at the frontline of fighting the extremist group. ...... NBC reporter Richard Engel observed that the conflagration in northeast Syria is part of a broader theme emerging across the region where borders are being redrawn. It's not just Turkey—as Common Dreams reported on Sunday, Kurdish forces in northeast Syria joined forces with the Syrian government to fight back against Turkey, a major diplomatic move that will have consequences for the entire Middle East. "Turkey is grabbing a piece of Syria," said Engel. "The Kurds and Syrian army, now aligned, are fighting to hold on to what they can." https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/10/14/too-little-too-late-critics-pan-trump-plan-sanction-turkey
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Charlotte Clymer @cmclymer · 9h This was way more violent than I expected. The content that floats around in Trump World is mostly cartoonish nonsense, but this is quite graphic. I don't know how any reasonable adult watches this and concludes it doesn't encourage violence against media. It does. #TrumpVideo
  25. Inside Mark Zuckerberg's private meetings with conservative pundits Zuckerberg has been hosting informal talks and small, off-the-record dinners with conservative journalists, commentators and at least one Republican lawmaker in recent months to discuss issues like free speech and discuss partnerships. The dinners, which began in July, are part of Zuckerberg’s broader effort to cultivate friends on the right amid outrage by President Donald Trump and his allies over alleged “bias” against conservatives at Facebook and other major social media companies....... “The discussion in Silicon Valley is that Zuckerberg is very concerned about the Justice Department, under Bill Barr, bringing an enforcement action to break up the company,” said one cybersecurity researcher and former government official based in Silicon Valley. “So the fear is that Zuckerberg is trying to appease the Trump administration by not cracking down on right-wing propaganda.” Facebook has been criticized in recent days, including by Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, for its ad policy, which exempts politicians from third-party fact-checking and arguably facilitates the spread of disinformation..... , Zuckerberg met earlier this year with Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, who insinuated that Facebook had become a monopoly during a congressional hearing last year; Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who has fingered Zuckerberg as contributing to “the death of free speech in America”; and conservative radio talk host Hugh Hewitt, who has cautioned against a DOJ enforcement action but has called for a “new regulatory regime” to minimize “big tech bias” against conservatives. CNN commentator Mary Katharine Ham, conservative commentator Ben Shapiro, AEI fellow and former Washington Free Beacon editor Matt Continetti, Town Hall editor and Fox News contributor Guy Benson, and Media Research Center founder Brent Bozell have also attended the dinners, according to the person familiar with the gatherings. Washington Examiner chief political correspondent and Fox News contributor Byron York also confirmed his attendance........ Facebook’s critics on the left have argued that the company is overcorrecting and trying to curry favor with the Trump administration as it faces increasing scrutiny over its sloppy privacy practices and potential monopoly in social media. ......... asking what the company was doing to address “the spreading of political disinformation by real accounts.” “We are concerned that you and your company are not taking these occurrences seriously and are grossly unprepared for the 2020 election,” they wrote. “Specifically, we are concerned that there may be a potential conflict of interest between Facebook’s bottom line and immediately addressing political disinformation on your platform.” https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/14/facebook-zuckerberg-conservatives-private-meetings-046663 -No wonder he fears a Warren presidency

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