Trump News Review http://feed.informer.com/digests/YY1LLEFTLW/feeder Trump News Review Respective post owners and feed distributors Wed, 12 Dec 2018 04:24:23 -0500 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ "Russia influence in Eastern Europe" - Google News: Austria's far-right FPÖ party under scrutiny for ties to Russia - Deutsche Welle https://www.dw.com/en/austrias-far-right-fp%C3%B6-party-under-scrutiny-for-ties-to-russia/a-48822539 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:980b9252-4d79-5066-753f-3aae21ba2aca Tue, 21 May 2019 16:56:30 -0400 <a href="https://www.dw.com/en/austrias-far-right-fp%C3%B6-party-under-scrutiny-for-ties-to-russia/a-48822539" target="_blank">Austria's far-right FPÖ party under scrutiny for ties to Russia</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Deutsche Welle</font><p>The Austrian government has collapsed over a scandal involving the alleged niece of a Russian oligarch. The far-right FPÖ party's unquestioning proximity to ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6454850" width="16" height="16"> "Russia influence in Eastern Europe" - Google News Lawfare - Hard National Security Choices: The House Is Right to Move Toward an Impeachment Inquiry https://www.lawfareblog.com/house-right-move-toward-impeachment-inquiry 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:8259b290-9778-6303-292e-582f4b406d7c Tue, 21 May 2019 16:55:43 -0400 <p>It has been a month since the public release of the Mueller report, and House Democrats are still arguing over the merits of opening an impeachment inquiry. The Democratic leadership seems to be more or less in the same place it was immediately after the report’s release, when House Majority leader Steny Hoyer, before walking his comments back, told press that impeachment proceedings were “<a href="https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/04/18/mueller-report-steny-hoyer-says-impeaching-trump-not-worthwhile/3513685002/">not worthwhile</a>.” Even after Republican Rep. Justin Amash <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/18/us/politics/trump-justin-amash-impeachment.html?module=inline">called for the president’s impeachment</a> over the weekend, House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that she <a href="https://twitter.com/MSNBC/status/1130812657039224833">had not changed her mind</a> about the downsides of an impeachment inquiry. But both the <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/pelosis-leadership-team-rebels-on-impeachment-presses-her-to-begin-an-inquiry/2019/05/20/263c11de-7b5b-11e9-a66c-d36e482aa873_story.html?utm_term=.4a9e90000b42">Washington Post</a> and <a href="https://www.politico.com/story/2019/05/20/nancy-pelosi-impeachment-1336587">Politico</a> have reported on dissent within Pelosi’s caucus, particularly among Democratic members of the House Committee on the Judiciary, and some of that disagreement is now spilling over into the public eye: The committee’s second-ranking democrat, Mary Gay Scanlon, <a href="https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/1130855790795845632">announced on May 21</a> that “the time has come to start an impeachment inquiry,” and Rep. Jamie Raskin of both the judiciary and oversight committees <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/05/21/top-democrat-warns-if-we-dont-confront-trump-hell-grow-more-lawless/?utm_term=.a2ab2ec38d0f">argued in the Post</a> that “the logic of an impeachment inquiry is pretty overwhelming at this point.”</p> <p>Shortly after the report’s release, <a href="https://www.lawfareblog.com/mueller-report-demands-impeachment-inquiry">Susan Hennessey and I wrote</a> that if the House of Representatives “wants to actually confront the substance of the report, it will introduce a resolution to begin an impeachment inquiry.” The same is true today. The need for an inquiry is, as Raskin says, “overwhelming”—but the longer the House waits to take up its constitutional responsibility, the more it weakens its own case.</p> <p>As Hennessey and I argued, the president’s conduct as described in the Mueller report amply meets the standard for beginning an impeachment inquiry. President Trump has lied repeatedly to the American people about the existence of a plot by a foreign government to interfere in a democratic election, and about his campaign’s connections to that plot; he repeatedly sought to abuse his power by impeding or doing away with an investigation into his own behavior; he pressed for groundless investigations into his political opponents. Influenced by the Office of Legal Counsel’s (OLC) <a href="https://www.justice.gov/file/19351/download">opinion</a> prohibiting indictment of a sitting president, the special counsel withholds judgment on whether Trump committed a crime. But the report itself hints that, even with the door closed to prosecution, judgment of Trump’s conduct is squarely the responsibility of Congress.</p> <p>The president’s behavior in the four weeks since then has not been mitigating. In fact, he has <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/20/us/politics/trump-hunter-biden-china.html">pushed again</a> for the abuse of the law enforcement power to harm his opponents—this time, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his family. And he has adopted a posture of stonewalling all congressional requests for information in the many ongoing inquiries into him. This conduct echoes the <a href="http://watergate.info/impeachment/articles-of-impeachment">third article of impeachment</a> adopted against President Nixon in 1974, which accused Nixon of having “failed without lawful cause or excuse to produce papers and things as directed by duly authorized subpoenas issued by the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives[.]”</p> <p>This stonewalling seems to have played a role in shifting sentiment toward an impeachment inquiry within the judiciary committee’s majority. Rep. David Cicilline <a href="https://twitter.com/davidcicilline/status/1130583935254224896">announced</a> on May 20 that it would be “time to begin an impeachment inquiry” if the president impeded the testimony of former White House counsel Don McGahn before the committee. Trump to <a href="https://www.lawfareblog.com/white-house-letter-directing-mcgahn-not-appear-house-judiciary-committee-may-21">directed McGahn not to testify</a> hours later. Likewise, Scanlon’s <a href="https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/1130855790795845632/photo/1">letter</a> refers to McGahn’s absence as an “inflection point,” arguing “[t]he President’s refusal to provide evidence or permit witness testimony defies not only the rule of law but the basic protections of our Constitution.” And Raskin<a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/05/21/top-democrat-warns-if-we-dont-confront-trump-hell-grow-more-lawless/?utm_term=.a2ab2ec38d0f"> linked</a> the conduct described in the report to Trump’s recalcitrance before Congress: “The evidence came galloping off the pages of the report and into the halls of Congress. He now refuses to cooperate with any committee of Congress. He’s ordering his subordinates not to comply with subpoenas and not to appear as witnesses.”</p> <p>Despite an adverse <a href="https://www.lawfareblog.com/court-will-not-block-oversight-committee-subpoena-mazars">district court ruling</a>, the president has shown no indication of softening his attitude toward Congress. So perhaps the longer the House waits to begin an inquiry, the more evidence will inevitably stack up against Trump as far as the matter of congressional obstruction goes. </p> <p>But this is not a reason for delay. The longer the House waits, the more it sends the message that the conduct described in the Mueller report is not, in itself, enough to merit impeachment proceedings—and the more it weakens its own potential argument that such proceedings are a matter of moral and constitutional necessity, rather than the Trump camp’s refrain that they are a bare political calculation. After all, if the president’s obstructive acts, as set out in the Mueller report, were sufficiently dire as to demand an investigation into whether he had violated his constitutional obligations, surely the proper thing would have been to begin that investigation right away. And for that reason, delaying impeachment proceedings signals that the devastating material in the report is not really so devastating at all.</p> <p>The moral urgency of impeachment can only remain ripe for so long. To keep dithering is to move closer and closer to Gerald Ford’s infamous definition of an impeachable offense as “whatever a majority of the House of Representatives considers it to be at a given moment in history,” instead of understanding impeachment as a constitutional check inflected by politics but chiefly to be used against unacceptable abuses of power. (The OLC memo prohibiting prosecution of a sitting president argues that “the constitutionally specified impeachment process ensures that the immunity [from prosecution] would not place the President ‘above the law.’”) In a time when the major challenge to constitutional government is the president’s repeated breaches of norms, it will do little good for the House to abandon impeachment’s role as a mechanism for setting certain presidential behavior beyond the pale.</p> <p>In 1974, Charles Black wrote:</p> <blockquote><p>The election of the president (with his alternate, the vice-president) is the only political act that we perform together as a nation … No matter, then, can be of higher political importance than our considering whether, in any given instance, this act of choice is to be undone, and the chosen president dismissed from office in disgrace. Everyone must shrink from this most drastic of measures.</p> </blockquote> <p>The initiation of impeachment proceedings is, as Black wrote, “drastic.” But the solemnity of the act does not mean it should never be undertaken—only that Congress should behave with seriousness befitting the situation. At this point, for the House to write off the availability of impeachment as a remedy to the current crisis is not constitutionally serious.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/275272" width="16" height="16"> Lawfare - Hard National Security Choices Quinta Jurecic Lawfare - Hard National Security Choices: Judge Mehta’s Ruling in the Mazars Case: A Swift Victory for Congress https://www.lawfareblog.com/judge-mehtas-ruling-mazars-case-swift-victory-congress 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:96947342-ce98-68d3-6343-ba5ff2bf755e Tue, 21 May 2019 16:53:20 -0400 <p>On May 20, Judge Amit Mehta of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued his decision in <em>Trump v. Committee on Oversight and Reform,</em> ruling that President Trump cannot block the committee’s subpoena to Trump’s accountant, Mazars. The judge found that the committee had demonstrated a facially valid legislative purpose for its investigation and the issuance of the subpoena. As of this morning, Trump has <a href="https://twitter.com/ZoeTillman/status/1130846670130823169">already filed his appeal</a>.</p> <p>The <a href="https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/6019022/20-19-Opinion-House-v-Trump.pdf">41-page opinion</a> is lengthy, thorough and detailed, given the relative simplicity of the issues. It was also issued astonishingly swiftly—the complaint was filed on April 22, <a href="https://www.lawfareblog.com/oral-argument-summary-trump-v-committee-oversight-and-reform">oral arguments</a> occurred less than a week ago and the record was closed only two days prior to the judge’s ruling. Judge Mehta’s opinion provides a clear rejection of Trump’s arguments that Congress lacks a legitimate legislative purpose—an argument Trump is making across the board in order to reject oversight attempts by House Democrats. The speed of consideration and the content of the opinion could provide a blueprint for similar cases that are already in court or likely will be soon.</p> <p>For example, oral arguments in <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/29/us/politics/trump-lawsuit-deutsche-bank.html"><em>Trump v. Deutsche Bank AG</em></a> are scheduled for May 22 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York before Judge Edgardo Ramos. That case involves two different House committees—the financial services committee and the intelligence committee—but the arguments are likely to sound similar to the Mazars case. Trump is seeking a preliminary injunction to block subpoenas directing <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/quote/DBK:GR">Deutsche Bank</a> and <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/quote/COF:US">Capital One </a>to turn over his bank records, as well as those of his three oldest children and various Trump businesses.</p> <p>Meanwhile, on May 17, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin made clear he would not comply with a congressional subpoena to hand over Trump’s tax returns to Rep. Richard Neal, the chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means. Mnuchin’s <a href="https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/Secretary-Mnuchin-Letter-to-Chairman-Neal-2019-05-17.pdf">one-page letter</a> used the same reason as most of the other refusals by the executive branch to provide information to Congress—that the request lacks a legitimate legislative purpose even though there is a statute that requires Treasury to turn over such documents upon request of the committee. This issue, too, is likely to land in court soon.</p> <p>It is difficult to predict how quickly the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will move to consider and decide the Mazars case. The legal reasoning in Mehta’s opinion is not surprising and breaks no new ground, so it is difficult to see the appeals court reversing the decision. Below is an overview of Mehta’s opinion, which will likely become an important touchstone in Congress’s efforts to overcome attempts by Trump and the executive branch to avoid congressional oversight.</p> <p align="center">****</p> <p>Judge Mehta begins his opinion by grounding the issue before him firmly in history, quoting an objection by President James Buchanan to an investigation by a congressional committee in 1860s. Like Trump, Buchanan complained that Congress’s real aim was harassment.</p> <p>Mehta lays out the well-established legal principles that bear on the facts of the case. First, he recounts the Supreme Court’s repeated support for the broad investigative power rooted in Congress’s legislative power laid out in Article I, Section 1, of the Constitution. He also identifies a related function—Congress’s “informing function”—which was recognized by the Supreme Court in <a href="https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/354/178/"><em>Watkins v. United States</em></a> as permitting “Congress to inquire into and publicize corruption, maladministration or inefficiency in agencies of the Government.” Unsurprisingly, Mehta also recognizes that Congress’s powers are not unbounded—Congress can neither inquire into private affairs unrelated to a valid legislative purpose nor exercise the powers of law enforcement assigned under the Constitution to the executive and the judiciary.</p> <p>Next, Mehta indicates—citing <a href="https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/273/135/"><em>McGrain v. Daugherty</em></a>—that a court’s analysis of whether Congress has used its investigative power improperly must be highly deferential to the legislative branch. The court likewise may not look into the motives of committee members to negate an otherwise facially valid legislative purpose.</p> <p>Mehta takes pains to use Supreme Court case law to establish that Congress’s investigative function need not be tied to specific legislation and that the critical inquiry is not legislative certainty, but legislative potential. That is, if the subject matter of the investigation is one on which legislation <em>could be had</em>, then Congress is acting within its legislative function.</p> <p>Mehta then examines each of the four prongs of the committee’s investigation that spurred the issuance of the subpoena and evaluates their legitimacy under this standard. He finds that each of the prongs of the investigation is a subject “on which legislation could be had.”</p> <p>First, Congress can reasonably consider Trump’s financial documents in connection with deciding whether to legislate on federal ethics laws and regulations, and as such “there can be little doubt that Congress’s interest in the accuracy of the President’s financial disclosures falls within the legislative sphere.”</p> <p>Second, investigating whether the president is abiding by the Foreign Emoluments Clause of the Constitution is likewise a subject on which legislation, or similar congressional action, could be had because the Constitution expressly vests in Congress the unique authority to approve the president’s acceptance of emoluments. Mehta states that “[w]ithout such power, Congress’s constitutional function to approve or disapprove Emoluments would be severely and unduly constrained. The Founders could not have intended that result.”</p> <p>Third, the committee’s investigation to determine whether the president has any conflicts of interest lies firmly within Congress’s province to legislate. Exposing conflicts of interest is one of the core objectives of the Ethics in Government Act, a statute that shows Congress’s belief that public disclosure of conflicts of interest is desirable despite its cost in loss of personal privacy.</p> <p>Fourth—and perhaps most significantly—Mehta finds that a congressional investigation into illegal conduct before and during the president’s tenure in office fits comfortably within the broad scope of Congress’s investigative powers. The judge cites Congress’s “informing function” as encompassing the power to inquire into and publicize corruption. Importantly for the current circumstance, Mehta then states:</p> <blockquote><p>It is simply not fathomable that a Constitution that grants Congress the power to remove a President for reasons including criminal behavior would deny Congress the power to investigate him for unlawful conduct—past or present—even without formally opening an impeachment inquiry.</p> </blockquote> <p>Mehta cites the Watergate and Whitewater investigations and states that “Congress plainly views itself as having sweeping authority to investigate illegal conduct of a President, before and after taking office. This court is not prepared to roll back the tide of history.”</p> <p>The judge considers and rejects each of Trump’s substantive arguments, again grounding his analysis in Supreme Court rulings, in this case the standard laid out in <a href="https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/341/367/"><em>Tenney v. Brandhove</em></a>: “To find that a committee’s investigation has exceeded the bounds of legislative power it must be <em>obvious </em>that there was a usurpation of functions exclusively vested in the Judiciary or the Executive” (emphasis added by Mehta). Regarding Trump’s contention that <em>any </em>regulation of the president’s finances or conflicts of interest would be unconstitutional, Mehta states that such a contention “flies in the face of decades of legislation covering the President,” citing the post-Watergate Ethics in Government Act and other laws that require reporting by the president and other executive branch officials. He then goes further to limit the role of the court: “But there is an even more fundamental problem with Plaintiffs’ position. It is not the court’s role in this context to evaluate the constitutionality of proposed or contemplated legislation. Doing so would go beyond its limited powers.” For emphasis, Mehta points out that in no case since 1880 has the Supreme Court or the D.C. Circuit interfered with a congressional subpoena.</p> <p>In addressing the procedural aspects of the case, Mehta treats the parties’ briefing as cross-motions for summary judgment, arguing that the legal issues presented do not require the court to resolve any fact contests because the material facts are not in dispute. He emphasizes the importance of deciding the case speedily, citing the Supreme Court’s statement in <a href="https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/421/491/"><em>Eastland v. U.S. Servicemen’s Fund</em></a> that motions to enjoin a congressional subpoena “be given the most expeditious treatment by district courts because one branch of Government is being asked to halt the functions of a coordinate branch.” The court also restates “the fact that the Constitution’s Speech or Debate Clause forecloses Plaintiffs from compelling discovery from the Oversight Committee, its Members, or staff.” On the question of whether to grant a stay pending appeal, Mehta notes that “the President is subject to the same legal standard as any other litigant that does not prevail” and that Trump has not raised a serious legal question going to the merits of the case. The judge declines to stay the return date of the subpoena beyond the seven days that had already been agreed upon by the parties.</p> <p align="center">****</p> <p>This opinion does not break any new ground in its substantive legal arguments, but it does show that, amidst a flood of challenges between Congress and the president, judges can make conscious decisions to try to move cases along quickly. If other judges considering these disputes take the same urgent approach, it is possible that some aspects of the disputed contours of the separation of powers between the executive branch and Congress—which if left to their own devices tend to take divergent positions that favor their respective constitutional roles—could be substantially clarified by the courts during the current Congress.</p> <p>Such expeditious treatment by courts of a different separation of powers question could be the next substantive legal issue to be decided: specifically, whether former White House Counsel Don McGahn must appear before the House judiciary committee to testify about matters described in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and obstruction of justice by Trump. On May 20, the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) <a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DAgbj_nTFZ-8G70Ckm_LoQBPcY93lXTi/view">advised</a> the White House Counsel’s office that Congress may not constitutionally compel former White House Counsel Don McGahn to testify. Notwithstanding the length and breadth of executive branch practice, however, the only judge to have addressed the issue of “testimonial immunity”—Judge John D. Bates of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia—<a href="https://www.courtlistener.com/opinion/1810993/committee-on-jud-us-house-of-repres-v-miers/">roundly rejected</a> the theory as “without any support in case law.” The case ended in a negotiation between the executive and legislative branches and, as a result, was never considered by an appeals court or the Supreme Court.</p> <p>In theory, the McGahn case could land in court and be decided fairly quickly if the judges were so inclined. 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Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:28707c5f-dcbf-880c-5a65-811aec4dc98e Tue, 21 May 2019 16:42:18 -0400 <a href="https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/05/21/mysterious-neo-nazi-advocated-terrorism-six-years-disappearance" target="_blank">Mysterious Neo-Nazi Advocated Terrorism for Six Years Before Disappearance</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Southern Poverty Law Center</font><p>Alexander Slavros,” a pseudonymous Eastern European essayist and founder of the neo-fascist forum Iron March, no longer appears online under that alias ...</p><br><br><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/RQiJyRtrDT3gwAffxkj3pmD_hIvFSxniuPsjzwStc-0oL_GAuiwYTxmdwbS-UUgxvlKd3kH032lMiDTTseZYURYd6k--IaqWJj5tW_WOYxO3TZyVbwe6up9Pxy9CYG1kn8WzpA=-w150-h150-c" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6457079" width="16" height="16"> "crime and terror link" - Google News "Russian Intelligence, organized crime and mass shootings" - Google News: Teenager Auger-Aliassime reaches 3rd round in Lyon - Yahoo News https://www.yahoo.com/news/teenager-auger-aliassime-reaches-3rd-round-lyon-204230413.html 1. 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Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:f2ae4d46-9472-439e-262d-8f30696e9ba0 Tue, 21 May 2019 16:40:06 -0400 “I felt the rules were being changed to hurt Trump, and I thought it was damaging for the presidency over the long haul,” Barr says.<br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_90w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/05/21/National-Politics/Images/R4Q4KMT374I6TMPTWIZ74WAR54.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_606w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/05/21/National-Politics/Images/R4Q4KMT374I6TMPTWIZ74WAR54.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_1024w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/05/21/National-Politics/Images/R4Q4KMT374I6TMPTWIZ74WAR54.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/836242" width="16" height="16"> Politics Aaron Blake "trump and republican party" - Google News: Cuccinelli, a faith-driven warrior who delights in provocation, will join Trump administration - The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/cuccinelli-a-righteous-faith-driven-warrior-who-delights-in-provocation-will-join-trump-administration/2019/05/21/ffb2f1d4-7bde-11e9-a5b3-34f3edf1351e_story.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:74c42d2e-ae62-0680-dbcb-c82a01b6eeb1 Tue, 21 May 2019 16:34:58 -0400 <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/cuccinelli-a-righteous-faith-driven-warrior-who-delights-in-provocation-will-join-trump-administration/2019/05/21/ffb2f1d4-7bde-11e9-a5b3-34f3edf1351e_story.html" target="_blank">Cuccinelli, a faith-driven warrior who delights in provocation, will join Trump administration</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Washington Post</font><p>Trump's new adviser on immigration rails against illegal immigrants, gays and Obamacare.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6455796" width="16" height="16"> "trump and republican party" - Google News Politics: Cuccinelli, a righteous, faith-driven warrior who delights in provocation, will join Trump administration https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/cuccinelli-a-righteous-faith-driven-warrior-who-delights-in-provocation-will-join-trump-administration/2019/05/21/ffb2f1d4-7bde-11e9-a5b3-34f3edf1351e_story.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:bab0a01d-ecf8-99f2-f7e9-f0ad4917c4f0 Tue, 21 May 2019 16:33:41 -0400 Trump’s new adviser on immigration rails against illegal immigrants, gays and Obamacare<br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_90w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/05/21/National-Politics/Images/rncconvention131468875251.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_606w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/05/21/National-Politics/Images/rncconvention131468875251.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_1024w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/05/21/National-Politics/Images/rncconvention131468875251.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/836242" width="16" height="16"> Politics Marc Fisher "trump and intelligence community" - Google News: U.S. politicians warn Silicon Valley about doing business with China - NBCNews.com https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/u-s-politicians-warn-silicon-valley-about-doing-business-china-n1008471 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:9b0c810b-fcf1-77d2-6073-f29b023db3b3 Tue, 21 May 2019 16:33:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/u-s-politicians-warn-silicon-valley-about-doing-business-china-n1008471" target="_blank">U.S. politicians warn Silicon Valley about doing business with China</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">NBCNews.com</font><p>The U.S. intelligence community wants Silicon Valley to think twice about doing business with China.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6460763" width="16" height="16"> "trump and intelligence community" - Google News Donald Trump | The Guardian: 'We'd love tariffs to stay forever': garlic growers profit in Trump's trade war https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/21/trade-war-garlic-sales-trump-china 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:bc73a1a4-4306-9aef-414f-19bb9044b35b Tue, 21 May 2019 16:32:45 -0400 <p>While many farmers suffer through the trade war with China, US garlic growers benefit because they rely on domestic sales<br /></p><p>Unlike millions of other US farmers, garlic growers are profiting from the trade war with China and have cheered Donald Trump’s latest economic attack accordingly.</p><p>Sales of California-grown garlic are now increasing after decades of losing ground to cheaper Chinese imports. Sales are poised to get even better as Chinese garlic faces even higher tariffs, with no end to the trade war in sight.</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/may/06/trump-china-tariffs-trade-talks-tweets">US-China trade war: all you need to know about Trump's tariffs</a> </p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/21/trade-war-garlic-sales-trump-china">Continue reading...</a><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6655377" width="16" height="16"> Donald Trump | The Guardian farming trump administration china donald trump us foreign policy us politics us news Reuters "roger stone" - Google News: House Judiciary Committee subpoenas top McGahn aide who experts believe is the 'prized witness' in the Trump obstruction case - Business Insider https://www.businessinsider.com/house-judiciary-committee-subpoena-annie-donaldson-hope-hicks-2019-5 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:285351be-a304-5a1d-10b4-23d94d5c7ac5 Tue, 21 May 2019 16:25:40 -0400 <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/house-judiciary-committee-subpoena-annie-donaldson-hope-hicks-2019-5" target="_blank">House Judiciary Committee subpoenas top McGahn aide who experts believe is the 'prized witness' in the Trump obstruction case</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Business Insider</font><p>The House Judiciary Committee subpoenaed former White House communications director Hope Hicks and Annie Donaldson — former aide to Don McGahn ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6660097" width="16" height="16"> "roger stone" - Google News National News |: This Memorial Day, veterans take on another threat: rising cancer deaths in the ranks https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/national-security/article230656144.html#storylink=rss 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:689ec610-1070-0b83-3010-e4d7ee8969d0 Tue, 21 May 2019 16:22:10 -0400 On Memorial Day 2013, Coleen Bowman was a new widow. Her husband had died four months earlier and she wanted support to face that first military holiday of remembrance. So &#8230; <a href="https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/national-security/article230656144.html#storylink=rss">Click to Continue &raquo;</a><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6034138" width="16" height="16"> National News | By Tara Copp tcopp@mcclatchydc.com "Russia influence in Eastern Europe" - Google News: Support MEMRI – Please Donate To The Spring 2019 Campaign - Middle East Media Research Institute https://www.memri.org/reports/support-memri-%E2%80%93-please-donate-spring-2019-campaign-0 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:e17a195c-777f-57f1-0bb1-3bd3679a56f1 Tue, 21 May 2019 16:17:40 -0400 <a href="https://www.memri.org/reports/support-memri-%E2%80%93-please-donate-spring-2019-campaign-0" target="_blank">Support MEMRI – Please Donate To The Spring 2019 Campaign</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Middle East Media Research Institute</font><p>As antisemitism from both jihadi and white supremacist sources spikes across the West, MEMRI research projects are monitoring and documenting it.</p><br><br><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/4-firdgz6Vh8sbQPyNIHIlETbU9qhZmfQVdQ_FCEdy3KvKMfxsNQNliNRwNz5JYj2G6xMjVnJQRKdCwZT63DA0FrzK3Rnh16UtLTDI8F03hTbNKrE_HWV__e0Q=-w150-h150-c" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6454850" width="16" height="16"> "Russia influence in Eastern Europe" - Google News Palmer Report: It’s Hope Hicks’ time in the barrel https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/hope-hicks-time-barrel/18133/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:588c4861-0b39-5e35-8373-e8f49dbcc061 Tue, 21 May 2019 16:17:14 -0400 <div class="palmer-post-block1-third-ad-desktop-only" id="palmer-1983041954" style="text-align: center;"> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 300px; height: 250px;"></ins> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 300px; height: 250px;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /><div class="palmer-block1-second-ad-desktop-only" id="palmer-1374349962" style="float: left; margin-right: 7px;"><ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /><p>Donald Trump has found some kind of corrupt and illegal way to convince former White House Counsel Don McGahn not to testify before Congress, which will only serve to speed up the impeachment process against Trump, while ripping McGahn’s life apart. But even as that process plays out, the House Judiciary Committee is moving on to a pair of key witnesses who might prove more valuable than McGahn.</p> <div class="palmer-after-first-paragraph" id="palmer-948776268" style="float: left;"><ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /><div class="palmer-block2-second-ad-desktop-only" id="palmer-319871413" style="float: left; margin-right: 7px;"><ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /><p>Just now, several major news outlets reported that the House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed former Trump White House adviser Hope Hicks, and Don McGahn’s former deputy Annie Donaldson, to publicly testify. This is a big deal, because they both had a front row seat to Donald Trump’s felony obstruction of justice. In fact Hicks announced her resignation just one day after she privately testified about Trump’s obstruction. Now she’s being brought back to testify publicly.</p> <div class="palmer-middle-ad" id="palmer-57278001" style="float: left;"><ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /><div class="palmer-content" id="palmer-1659062367" style="float: left;"><ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /><p>We’ll see if Hope Hicks – who was by all accounts Trump’s closest political adviser for a long stretch of his time in the White House – is willing to publicly sell him out in front of the television cameras. If she declines to show up, she’ll be held in contempt. Donaldson may be even more intriguing as a witness, because she reportedly took notes on Trump’s obstruction in order to protect herself legally. Unless Trump has some kind of unknown corrupt leverage over Donaldson, we’d expect she’ll show up.</p> <div class="palmer-bottom-ad" id="palmer-313184014"><div id="palmer-1405975337" style="float: left;"><ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /></div><p>In any case, House Democrats are now moving forward on parallel paths to expose Donald Trump’s criminal scandals. In addition to whatever happens with impeachment, and whatever happens to McGahn, we’re apparently about to hear from two witnesses who can light Donald Trump’s presidency on fire just as effectively.</p><div class="palmer-matched-content-mobile" id="palmer-388745816"><ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: block;"></ins> </div><div class="palmer-post-block5-second-ad-desktop-only" id="palmer-1454751178" style="float: left;"><p><ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> </p> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: block;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /><aside class="mashsb-container mashsb-main "><div class="mashsb-box"> <div class="mashsb-buttons"><a class="mashicon-facebook mash-small mashsb-noshadow" href="https://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.palmerreport.com%2Ffeed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span class="icon"></span><span class="text">Facebook Share</span></a><a class="mashicon-twitter mash-small mashsb-noshadow" href="https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?text=&amp;url=https://www.palmerreport.com/feed&amp;via=PalmerReport" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span class="icon"></span><span class="text">Twitter Share</span></a><a class="mashicon-mail mash-small mashsb-noshadow" href="mailto:?subject=I%20wanted%20you%20to%20see%20this%20site&amp;body=Check%20out%20this%20article:%20https%3A%2F%2Fwww.palmerreport.com%2Ffeed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span class="icon"></span><span class="text">Email this article</span></a> <div class="onoffswitch mash-small mashsb-noshadow"></div> <div class="secondary-shares" style="display: none;"><a class="mashicon-print mash-small mashsb-noshadow" href="http://www.printfriendly.com/print/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.palmerreport.com%2Ffeed&amp;item=" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span class="icon"></span><span class="text">Print Article</span></a><a class="mashicon-linkedin mash-small mashsb-noshadow" href="https://www.linkedin.com/shareArticle?trk=&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.palmerreport.com%2Ffeed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span class="icon"></span><span class="text">Linkedin</span></a><a class="mashicon-google mash-small mashsb-noshadow" href="https://plus.google.com/share?text=&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.palmerreport.com%2Ffeed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span class="icon"></span><span class="text">Google</span></a><a class="mashicon-whatsapp mash-small mashsb-noshadow" href="" rel="nofollow" style="display: none;" target="_blank"><span class="icon"></span><span class="text">Whatsapp</span></a><a class="mashicon-pinterest mash-small mashsb-noshadow" href="https://www.palmerreport.com/feed/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span class="icon"></span><span class="text">Pinterest</span></a><a class="mashicon-reddit mash-small mashsb-noshadow" href="http://www.reddit.com/submit?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.palmerreport.com%2Ffeed&amp;title=" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span class="icon"></span><span class="text">Reddit</span></a><a class="mashicon-stumbleupon mash-small mashsb-noshadow" href="http://www.stumbleupon.com/submit?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.palmerreport.com%2Ffeed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span class="icon"></span><span class="text">Stumbleupon</span></a><a class="mashicon-buffer mash-small mashsb-noshadow" href="https://bufferapp.com/add?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.palmerreport.com%2Ffeed&amp;text=" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span class="icon"></span><span class="text">Buffer</span></a><a class="mashicon-tumblr mash-small mashsb-noshadow" href="https://www.tumblr.com/share?v=3&amp;u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.palmerreport.com%2Ffeed&amp;t=" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span class="icon"></span><span class="text">Tumblr</span></a><a class="mashicon-pocket mash-small mashsb-noshadow" href="https://getpocket.com/save?title=&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.palmerreport.com%2Ffeed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span class="icon"></span><span class="text">Pocket</span></a><a class="mashicon-line mash-small mashsb-noshadow" href="http://line.me/R/msg/text/?%20https%3A%2F%2Fwww.palmerreport.com%2Ffeed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span class="icon"></span><span class="text">Line</span></a> <div class="onoffswitch2 mash-small mashsb-noshadow" style="display: none;"></div> </div> </div> </div> <div style="clear: both;"></div> </aside><p> </p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/hope-hicks-time-barrel/18133/" rel="nofollow">It&#8217;s Hope Hicks&#8217; 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Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:84cdafb3-7f08-787e-8285-ab324f76466d Tue, 21 May 2019 16:13:18 -0400 The RNC said the payment encompassed two years of work by the law firm Jones Day on a variety of matters.<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/836242" width="16" height="16"> Politics Michelle Ye Hee Lee Politics: RNC paid $2 million to law firm employing former White House counsel Donald McGahn https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/rnc-paid-2-million-to-law-firm-employing-former-white-house-counsel-donald-mcgahn/2019/05/21/016daefa-7bdb-11e9-8bb7-0fc796cf2ec0_story.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:e5cdd2eb-da13-b667-a6ce-aac24bd7df04 Tue, 21 May 2019 16:13:18 -0400 The RNC said the payment encompassed two years of work by the law firm Jones Day on a variety of matters.<br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_90w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/05/21/National-Politics/Images/Congress_Russia_Probe_McGhan_78880-6870e.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_606w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/05/21/National-Politics/Images/Congress_Russia_Probe_McGhan_78880-6870e.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_1024w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/05/21/National-Politics/Images/Congress_Russia_Probe_McGhan_78880-6870e.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/836242" width="16" height="16"> Politics Michelle Ye Hee Lee "trump authoritarianism" - Google News: Big disconnect: The economy is popular. Trump’s economic agenda is not. - The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/05/21/big-disconnect-economy-is-popular-trumps-economic-agenda-is-not/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:963385a6-f334-b66c-72cf-ed517f47f3da Tue, 21 May 2019 16:12:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/05/21/big-disconnect-economy-is-popular-trumps-economic-agenda-is-not/" target="_blank">Big disconnect: The economy is popular. Trump’s economic agenda is not.</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Washington Post</font><p>At his rally in Pennsylvania on Monday night, President Trump took special care to talk up his trade agenda, claiming that it has boosted jobs in the state and ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6457000" width="16" height="16"> "trump authoritarianism" - Google News "trump as danger to National Security" - Google News: Democrats' Pentagon budget bill would curb Trump's war powers - DefenseNews.com https://www.defensenews.com/congress/2019/05/21/democrats-pentagon-budget-bill-would-curb-trumps-war-powers/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:dd0e6b3c-eb9d-aee0-796d-196776d50a35 Tue, 21 May 2019 16:09:53 -0400 <a href="https://www.defensenews.com/congress/2019/05/21/democrats-pentagon-budget-bill-would-curb-trumps-war-powers/" target="_blank">Democrats' Pentagon budget bill would curb Trump's war powers</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">DefenseNews.com</font><p>A bill to fund the Pentagon at $8 billion less than the White House request passed the House Appropriations Committee.</p><br><br><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/proxy/qoPeBv-Ql-5KV71Y_vggukSKCUtyRY_sBcOIfI1buJ5y5KujAy7kZR7MX4hEe-0MC9AMocSrklQexa846m2hQXP1L1HjL0HT7WZIDkVjYZdqRPnWXUZHLfxotR99p1Otrgny9U2RDc4xg1y8C7yFmhyYUbTjP8OtMU39TLX6e1f7z20PmNyiILLPBN1lXe9kIf2dC-ftZfpXLXEBsFdnzps-Im6sI4fxNP2wpXE9v4MrVVUJVSoSrfKBTg4Fzv4D8vU=-w150-h150-c" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6431557" width="16" height="16"> "trump as danger to National Security" - Google News Politics: The legend of Donald Trump’s rich cop https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/the-legend-of-donald-trumps-rich-cop/2019/05/21/9f978954-0c6f-4ff7-a342-df32a2d5c3d8_story.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:427e34fa-1bc6-1913-083f-bb3e87852fce Tue, 21 May 2019 16:09:38 -0400 A police officer Trump says he spoke to in December 2018 keeps getting wealthier.<br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_90w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/05/21/National-Politics/Images/45GO3CTXIEI6TJ57ZCSDXBHOGE.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_606w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/05/21/National-Politics/Images/45GO3CTXIEI6TJ57ZCSDXBHOGE.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_1024w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/05/21/National-Politics/Images/45GO3CTXIEI6TJ57ZCSDXBHOGE.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/836242" width="16" height="16"> Politics Philip Bump "trump narcissist" - Google News: Speak Out: Time to outlaw cigarettes completely; Melania needs to control 'bully' husband, OK pot and then what? - Chicago Tribune https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/opinion/ct-ecn-speak-out-st-0522-story.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:e2c49e5a-de01-d61c-449f-ef2f3517b5be Tue, 21 May 2019 16:05:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/opinion/ct-ecn-speak-out-st-0522-story.html" target="_blank">Speak Out: Time to outlaw cigarettes completely; Melania needs to control 'bully' husband, OK pot and then what?</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Chicago Tribune</font><p>Speak Out comments submitted to The Courier-News.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6434872" width="16" height="16"> "trump narcissist" - Google News Politics: Ben Carson misheard a housing term as ‘Oreo,’ and other tense moments https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/ben-carson-misheard-a-housing-term-as-oreo-and-other-tense-moments/2019/05/21/26c2342e-7bf8-11e9-8ede-f4abf521ef17_story.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:54332577-a26d-ba50-7b8c-56fbfb643712 Tue, 21 May 2019 16:02:55 -0400 HUD secretary is grilled during a three-hour hearing before the House Financial Services Committee.<br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_90w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/05/21/National-Economy/Images/Congress_Carson_08127-04298.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_606w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/05/21/National-Economy/Images/Congress_Carson_08127-04298.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_1024w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/05/21/National-Economy/Images/Congress_Carson_08127-04298.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/836242" width="16" height="16"> Politics Colby Itkowitz Donald Trump: House Democrats Subpoena Hope Hicks In Trump Obstruction Probe https://www.huffpost.com/entry/hope-hicks-subpoena-trump-nadler_n_5ce4563ee4b09603b63c924c 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:90f9d77c-db73-d498-a9ec-a57d49679329 Tue, 21 May 2019 16:02:41 -0400 Rep. Jerry Nadler also subpoenaed the chief of staff to former White House counsel Don McGahn.<br><br><img src="https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5ce456cd2400008e0e7f19f2.jpeg?cache=whw0echf7f&ops=224_126" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6458218" width="16" height="16"> Donald Trump "trump criminal investigation" - Google News: House panel subpoenas Trump’s former top staffer, aide to McGahn - The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-panel-subpoenas-trumps-former-top-staffer-aide-to-mcgahn/2019/05/21/58182038-7801-11e9-ac17-284a66782c41_story.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:8cb6ed08-869e-f70d-5e4f-1ee303573a85 Tue, 21 May 2019 16:02:17 -0400 <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-panel-subpoenas-trumps-former-top-staffer-aide-to-mcgahn/2019/05/21/58182038-7801-11e9-ac17-284a66782c41_story.html" target="_blank">House panel subpoenas Trump’s former top staffer, aide to McGahn</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Washington Post</font><p>The Judiciary Committee's move comes amid growing outrage among Democrats about the Trump administration's resistance to congressional probes.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6469777" width="16" height="16"> "trump criminal investigation" - Google News "michael flynn" - Google News: House panel subpoenas Trump’s former top staffer, aide to McGahn - The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-panel-subpoenas-trumps-former-top-staffer-aide-to-mcgahn/2019/05/21/58182038-7801-11e9-ac17-284a66782c41_story.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:0735b4c0-2bbc-9060-a5ed-94759415c601 Tue, 21 May 2019 16:02:17 -0400 <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-panel-subpoenas-trumps-former-top-staffer-aide-to-mcgahn/2019/05/21/58182038-7801-11e9-ac17-284a66782c41_story.html" target="_blank">House panel subpoenas Trump’s former top staffer, aide to McGahn</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Washington Post</font><p>The Judiciary Committee's move comes amid growing outrage among Democrats about the Trump administration's resistance to congressional probes.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6457471" width="16" height="16"> "michael flynn" - Google News "Trump Investigations" - Google News: House panel subpoenas Trump’s former top staffer, aide to McGahn - The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-panel-subpoenas-trumps-former-top-staffer-aide-to-mcgahn/2019/05/21/58182038-7801-11e9-ac17-284a66782c41_story.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:40b95c79-4aba-533e-e9e6-67837d011309 Tue, 21 May 2019 16:02:17 -0400 <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-panel-subpoenas-trumps-former-top-staffer-aide-to-mcgahn/2019/05/21/58182038-7801-11e9-ac17-284a66782c41_story.html" target="_blank">House panel subpoenas Trump’s former top staffer, aide to McGahn</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Washington Post</font><p>The Judiciary Committee's move comes amid growing outrage among Democrats about the Trump administration's resistance to congressional probes.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6769505" width="16" height="16"> "Trump Investigations" - Google News "FBI politicization" - Google News: McCabe: You're darned right I ordered the Code Red on Strzok - Hot Air https://hotair.com/archives/2019/05/21/mccabe-youre-darned-right-ordered-code-red-strzok/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:366bd65b-13b8-977c-d9f1-2bd0ec75b0ce Tue, 21 May 2019 16:01:25 -0400 <a href="https://hotair.com/archives/2019/05/21/mccabe-youre-darned-right-ordered-code-red-strzok/" target="_blank">McCabe: You're darned right I ordered the Code Red on Strzok</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Hot Air</font><p>"Do you know the identity of the "Andy" who is mentioned in that text message?"</p><br><br><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/proxy/-u6BvH_JTHshi4BJStbPC4HUvvRy5i_Lo6mUlWdVkvIcZQRGP8Sb1I5362qhZ5ui-sc-wSazqHm1zMns3O79qMqscSkvZgMiRr5knnWSGU-tP7A5JLf3m9LEnIPHfzJUAZ7X2vpRG7HOSMGo=-w150-h150-c" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6469771" width="16" height="16"> "FBI politicization" - Google News Politics: House panel subpoenas Trump’s former top staffer, aide to McGahn https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-panel-subpoenas-trumps-former-top-staffer-aide-to-mcgahn/2019/05/21/58182038-7801-11e9-ac17-284a66782c41_story.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:56f9b481-910c-16f7-d8e7-bb7db0b93b2e Tue, 21 May 2019 16:00:00 -0400 The Judiciary Committee’s move comes amid growing outrage among Democrats about the Trump administration’s resistance to congressional probes.<br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_90w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/05/16/National-Politics/Images/Scenes_From_An_Investigation_Trump_Tower_Meeting_33984.jpg-4ddcb.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_606w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/05/16/National-Politics/Images/Scenes_From_An_Investigation_Trump_Tower_Meeting_33984.jpg-4ddcb.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_1024w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/05/16/National-Politics/Images/Scenes_From_An_Investigation_Trump_Tower_Meeting_33984.jpg-4ddcb.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/836242" width="16" height="16"> Politics osh Dawsey Lawfare - Hard National Security Choices: The Cyberlaw Podcast: Unpacking the Supreme Court’s Decision in &#039;Pepper v. Apple&#039; https://www.lawfareblog.com/cyberlaw-podcast-unpacking-supreme-courts-decision-pepper-v-apple 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:64838cb6-5e38-3b1e-3f52-bae3cc80c9c0 Tue, 21 May 2019 15:49:32 -0400 <p>We begin this episode with a quick tour of the <a href="https://www.scotusblog.com/2019/05/opinion-analysis-divided-court-allows-antitrust-lawsuit-against-apple-to-continue/">Apple antitrust decision</a> that pitted two Trump appointees against each other in a <a href="https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/18pdf/17-204_bq7d.pdf">5-4 decision</a>. <a href="https://nationalsecurity.gmu.edu/matthew-r-a-heiman/">Matthew Heiman</a> and I consider the differences in judging styles that produced the split and the role that 25 years of “platform billionaires” may have played in the decision.</p> <p><a href="https://www.steptoe.com/en/lawyers/eric-emerson.html">Eric Emerson</a> joins us for the first time to talk about the <a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/kenroberts/2019/05/16/oh-yes-the-trade-war-is-having-an-impact-on-u-s-china-trade/#a755c857a29e">legal fallout from the latest tariff increases</a> on Chinese products. Short version: Companies have some short-term tactics to explore (country of origin, drawback, valuation), but large importers and resellers have to grapple with larger and costlier strategies of supply chain diversification and localization.</p> <p>Meanwhile, China has not been taking the trade war lying down. In addition to its own tariff increases, it seems to be enforcing its demanding cybersecurity law <a href="https://www.ft.com/content/b84cc734-76ca-11e9-bbad-7c18c0ea0201">more aggressively against foreign firms</a>. I ask whether we are also seeing retaliation in Chinese courts as well.</p> <p>In related news, <a href="https://twitter.com/ncweaver">Nick Weaver</a> and I debate the potentially sweeping new <a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-securing-information-communications-technology-services-supply-chain/">Executive Order</a> on Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain.</p> <p><a href="https://www.steptoe.com/en/lawyers/maury-shenk.html">Maury Shenk</a> explains the <a href="https://www.zdnet.com/article/uk-hacking-powers-can-be-challenged-in-high-court-judge-rules/">UK Supreme Court ruling</a> that expands the court’s authority over the UK’s intelligence agencies despite clear Parliamentary language to the contrary. Bottom line: Bad news for UK intelligence. Hidden good news for the U.S.: Turns out that there is something worse than activist judges interpreting a written constitution—activist judges who can more or less make up the constitution they want.</p> <p>It was a cybersecurity disaster week for some of the biggest names in tech. Nick helps me understand which bugs were worst, <a href="https://thrangrycat.com/">Cisco’s</a>, <a href="https://www.cyberus-technology.de/posts/2019-05-14-zombieload.html">Intel’s</a> or <a href="https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2019-0708">Microsoft’s</a>. Then we review the equally bad week that the NSO Group and its <a href="https://www.ft.com/content/4da1117e-756c-11e9-be7d-6d846537acab">WhatsApp exploit</a> had.</p> <p>Cleaning up in a lightning round, we cover the order requiring the Chinese owner of Grindr to <a href="https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/14/grindr-sale-june-2020/">sell by mid-2020</a>. We also cover <a href="https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/mb87zb/justin-trudeau-announces-plans-to-fine-social-media-companies-for-fake-news">Canada’s approach to social media</a>, which spurs me to praise France’s Macron (!) for his moderation. The EU has a <a href="https://www.wsj.com/articles/foreign-cyberattackers-face-sanctions-in-eu-11558095355?emailToken=2f2b441fc1af298b9177d77859bad4e0wx49TZDBgml7xgdWC1z+9OzSFCsNAvhobIyIFOo3s5FT0ehlRSyG2WZaCSUyI0eWvDk6tkCpit0HGjShH0LJnyil7LIV/0Rgj3epeeSSYzE%3D&amp;reflink=article_email_share">plan for sanctions on cyberattackers</a>; Matthew and I doubt it will get much use. I think too much fuss is being made over leak investigators <a href="https://apnews.com/f359ce62d16c433ca39807693c042b2b">using Web bugs</a> to see if defense counsel at Guantanamo have been leaking; Nick disagrees, at least a bit. And I close with yet another item in the long-running feature, “This Week in Internet Sex Toy Law.” Suffice it to say that the latest case can’t be understood <a href="https://www.law360.com/cybersecurity-privacy/articles/1160349/wiretap-suit-against-chinese-sex-toy-maker-survives?nl_pk=8b143e14-71f4-4d08-af6e-dcb82190243d&amp;utm_source=newsletter&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=cybersecurity-privacy">without consulting both Orin Kerr and Jerry Seinfeld</a>.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" height="90" src="https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/9870755/height/90/theme/custom/thumbnail/yes/direction/backward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/87A93A/" style="border: none;" width="100%"></iframe></p> <p><a href="https://www.steptoe.com/podcasts/TheCyberlawPodcast-264.mp3">Download the 264th Episode (mp3).</a></p> <p>You can subscribe to The Cyberlaw Podcast using <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/steptoe-cyberlaw-podcast/id830593115?mt=2">iTunes</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Ikx2d2ncjvw6zuoq3zh4qp2i7qu">Google Play</a>, <a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/3Co2wdTUaZr4Xqnlxs4soG">Spotify</a>, <a href="http://pcasts.in/steptoe">Pocket Casts</a>, or our <a href="http://www.steptoe.com/feed-Cyberlaw.rss">RSS feed</a>!</p> <p>As always, The Cyberlaw Podcast is open to feedback. Be sure to engage with <a href="https://twitter.com/stewartbaker">@stewartbaker</a> on Twitter. Send your questions, comments, and suggestions for topics or interviewees to <a href="mailto:CyberlawPodcast@steptoe.com">CyberlawPodcast@steptoe.com</a>. Remember: If your suggested guest appears on the show, we will send you a highly coveted Cyberlaw Podcast mug!</p> <p><em>The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and do not reflect the opinions of the firm.</em></p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/275272" width="16" height="16"> Lawfare - Hard National Security Choices Stewart Baker Just Security: The Three-Level Game in the White House Effort to Block McGahn’s Testimony https://www.justsecurity.org/64221/the-three-level-game-in-the-white-house-effort-to-block-mcgahns-testimony/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:093740de-d516-104f-3d1b-7b9ef466992c Tue, 21 May 2019 15:43:26 -0400 <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This administration seems now fully dug in against former White House Counsel Don McGahn’s appearance before the House Judiciary Committee. Evidence to the contrary may still surface, but it appears that the White House is not maneuvering for an eventual compromise. Consistent with the president’s political&#8211;and probably his attorney general’s constitutional&#8211;preferences, it is fighting any request or subpoena on the broad ground that the Committee does not have the authority to compel McGahn to appear before Congress in the Russia (or any other) matter. The current White House Counsel requested an opinion to this effect from the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) and got what he wanted and no doubt expected.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">What OLC produced is not surprising. It reflects the position that the executive branch has routinely taken over time. Whether, if push came to legal shove, the White House could sustain this position in a core challenge is another question. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It’s highly unlikely the Trump White House will find vindication in the courts. At least one </span><a href="https://www.courtlistener.com/opinion/1810993/committee-on-jud-us-house-of-repres-v-miers/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">court </span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">has confronted an absolute immunity claim advanced by a prior administration. George W. Bush sought to prevent testimony from a White House Counsel and another senior adviser about controversial firings of U.S. attorneys, but in a lengthy and carefully reasoned opinion, the court found that any such immunity was qualified only and had to yield to demonstrated congressional need for the information. It did not find that it was a close call: “The Executive’s current claim of absolute immunity from compelled congressional process for senior presidential aides is without any support in the case law.”</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">The White House and the Congress eventually reached an accommodation consisting of closed-door interviews coupled with the requirement of an interview transcript for public release. OLC dismisses this case as entitled to no or little weight since the accommodation cut short the appellate process and prevented a definitive resolution of the issue. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Whether OLC mistakenly slighted this precedent is a question for another time and more litigation. There are other reasons why the administration should have little confidence that, if the question comes before the courts for a more final answer, the outcome would be different. The Supreme Court provided a powerful preview in the </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Nixon</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> tapes. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The tapes case did not resolve the constitutional question that the White House has put into play: It specifically did not address the question whether the president can claim unqualified absolute immunity for senior aides facing a congressional request for subpoena. But the constitutional framework it established for the resolution of the question is unfavorable to the administration. At the highest level of generality, the tapes case stands for the proposition that the executive may not assert immunities so sweeping that they undermine core functions of a co-equal branch. The Nixon case was clear on the point that “the separate powers were not intended to operate with absolute independence,” and it cited the fabled </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Youngstown</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> precedent in support of the constitutional plan to “integrate the dispersed powers into a workable government. It enjoins upon its branches separateness but interdependence, autonomy but reciprocity.” </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This position cannot be squared with the president’s claim that his senior advisers need not appear before the Congress on </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">any</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> topic in </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">any</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> circumstances. Attorney General Barr must know this. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The question then is: why invite a fight that the administration seemingly cannot win, with long term institutional implications for the presidency—and for the role of the White House Counsel?</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Normally, it is far better for an administration to leave open such a question and to negotiate for McGahn to provide information, subject to specific limitations to protect privilege etc. It is then free to rattle its constitutional saber as it chooses, from time to time, because there has been no definitive ruling. Only if the White House forces the issue to unfavorable judicial resolution does it lose its ability to bluff the point as part and parcel of the two branches circling each other until one gives up or the two eventually reach an accommodation. Attorney General Barr’s seems to discount the significance of such a loss: he recently </span><a href="https://www.wsj.com/articles/barr-under-fire-says-hes-fighting-for-the-presidency-not-trump-11558389922?shareToken=staa06247d86e245d0a7bc75a95fd743bd&amp;reflink=share_mobilewebshare"><span style="font-weight: 400;">stated</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> that he is acting only to support the office of the presidency for this and future occupants. It is hard to see how his maximalist approach, risking a losing hand likely to cost the White House for years to come, is consistent with interests of the institutional presidency.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">There are a few possible explanations for the administration’s hard line. One is that the administration is not worried about litigation—either that it will happen, or that if it does, that the courts will rule against it. In the first case, it might curiously&#8211;and probably mistakenly&#8211; assume that the Democrats in the House will not take the fight to the courts. In the second, the administration may really believe that it has a winning case. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Setting aside what may be a political misjudgment about the House’s taste for legal battle, the administration may have decided that on these facts—a compelled appearance by the president’s (former) White House Counsel—it stands the best chance of moving the court in its favor. It might judge its constitutional “equities” to be stronger where the president’s access to confidential legal advice is at issue. Other advantages it may believe it holds in a looming legal contest: that the president directed the counsel to cooperate with the special counsel investigation; posed no objection to the White House Counsel’s production of damaging documents (the notes taken by McGahn’s Chief of Staff, Annie Donaldson, that chronicle the president’s various obstructive actions); and then did not assert executive privilege to prevent public release of the McGahn portions of the Mueller report. In other words, while a court may shy away from upholding an unqualified claim of immunity, it may look on these facts to suggest that the president </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">did</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> offer a meaningful accommodation to Congress. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">So, on Barr’s theory of the case, the president is being reasonable, and Congress is not. The administration may be banking on judicial realpolitik in which ultimately the Supreme Court finds a way out, perhaps pressuring the branches to settle, without ruling squarely on the OLC’s assertion of absolute immunity. And all of this will take time. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This is not to exclude a third possibility: that the administration has concluded that if it could ever win on the immunity claim, this is the case, this is the senior aide (the White House Counsel), and these are the compelling background facts. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">But it is easier to read this challenge to Congress over McGahn’s testimony another way: a means of revisiting the question, which for years has appeared to have been resolved, of whether the White House Counsel is a government or the president’s lawyer. In the Clinton administration, considerable controversy arose over the actions of Bernard Nussbaum, whom critics charged as acting too much like President Clinton’s defense counsel in fending off a variety of real or imagined scandals. Clinton later litigated and lost various privilege claims asserted to limit government counsel testimony in the criminal investigations of the Whitewater Arkansas land deal and his relationship with Monica Lewinsky. The courts held firm to the position that these lawyers, who were counsel to the United States and not the president in his personal capacity, were obligated to provide evidence in the criminal justice process.. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">These cases did not involve a fight between the executive and the legislative branch for a counsel’s testimony. That’s more of an open question. The Trump administration, like others before it, will argue for broader rights to block testimony in a congressional investigation. But this difference goes only so far. In the McGahn case, the president is seeking to prevent the White House Counsel from testifying </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">at all</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> on serious questions of presidential misconduct that have been the subject to a major criminal investigation.. What’s more, the investigation came to a controversial conclusion: a special counsel indicating deep concerns about potential obstruction of justice, but declining to reach a final conclusion, and an attorney general then deciding the issue in only a few days without examination of the investigative record. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It is difficult to overstate the level of legitimate congressional interest in a full review of these issues. Congress can justify its demand for access on a number of grounds—from the need to have this information to reach a decision on initiating an impeachment inquiry, to more general concerns about the independence of the law enforcement function and the efficacy of the special counsel regulations, and many other issues of public importance in between. By contrast, the administration’s position is that Congress is not entitled to any testimony from a White House Counsel who was a key witness in the investigation of obstruction—perhaps </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">the</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> key witness, if one judges by the number of citations in the Mueller report to his testimony and his Chief of Staff’s notes.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">While the president would wish to style the case as a test of high constitutional principle, the courts may well conclude that it is an act of self-protection which represents a step back from the proposition that a White House Counsel represents the presidency, not the president. Barr’s motive may be quite distinguishable from the president’s. He may be moved to vindicate more generally his expansive views of presidential authority and immunities. Donald Trump’s interest may be simpler: to reclaim the White House Counsel as his own—whose testimony he controls, whose “loyalty” he can count on or, if necessary, enforce.  </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">After all, Trump recently tweeted that he was no “fan” of McGahn’s and would have been more likely to fire him than Bob Mueller. The courts cannot fail to take note of this and other evidence of the president’s view of the counsel’s role and the evident reasons behind his rejection of accommodations and demand for absolute immunity. It is a wonder that the attorney general is gambling on this case, to be brought on this record, to vindicate his constitutional theory. </span></p> <h6><em>Image: Alex Wong/Getty </em></h6> <p>The post <a href="https://www.justsecurity.org/64221/the-three-level-game-in-the-white-house-effort-to-block-mcgahns-testimony/" rel="nofollow">The Three-Level Game in the White House Effort to Block McGahn’s Testimony</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.justsecurity.org" rel="nofollow">Just Security</a>.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/5184982" width="16" height="16"> Just Security russia investigation congressional oversight donald mcgahn executive privilege immunity mueller investigation Bob Bauer "trump and putin" - Google News: The Latest: Merkel, Macron and Putin discuss Iran situation - Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/the-latest-saudi-says-yemen-rebels-launch-new-drone-attack/2019/05/20/f978b2fa-7b6f-11e9-b1f3-b233fe5811ef_story.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:29226208-8793-1624-cf6a-57713bb0b45d Tue, 21 May 2019 15:41:15 -0400 <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/the-latest-saudi-says-yemen-rebels-launch-new-drone-attack/2019/05/20/f978b2fa-7b6f-11e9-b1f3-b233fe5811ef_story.html" target="_blank">The Latest: Merkel, Macron and Putin discuss Iran situation</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Washington Post</font><p>The German government says Chancellor Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron have discussed the situation in Iran in a joint telephone call with ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6458703" width="16" height="16"> "trump and putin" - Google News "putin and trump" - Google News: The Latest: Merkel, Macron and Putin discuss Iran situation - Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/the-latest-saudi-says-yemen-rebels-launch-new-drone-attack/2019/05/20/f978b2fa-7b6f-11e9-b1f3-b233fe5811ef_story.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:6153637d-7dd2-d8c1-fe27-8a5c6cc14542 Tue, 21 May 2019 15:41:15 -0400 <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/the-latest-saudi-says-yemen-rebels-launch-new-drone-attack/2019/05/20/f978b2fa-7b6f-11e9-b1f3-b233fe5811ef_story.html" target="_blank">The Latest: Merkel, Macron and Putin discuss Iran situation</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Washington Post</font><p>The German government says Chancellor Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron have discussed the situation in Iran in a joint telephone call with ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6467006" width="16" height="16"> "putin and trump" - Google News "Putin Trump" - Google News: The Latest: Merkel, Macron and Putin discuss Iran situation - Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/the-latest-saudi-says-yemen-rebels-launch-new-drone-attack/2019/05/20/f978b2fa-7b6f-11e9-b1f3-b233fe5811ef_story.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:a573cc36-58b3-9de1-0b24-deca30551db9 Tue, 21 May 2019 15:41:15 -0400 <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/the-latest-saudi-says-yemen-rebels-launch-new-drone-attack/2019/05/20/f978b2fa-7b6f-11e9-b1f3-b233fe5811ef_story.html" target="_blank">The Latest: Merkel, Macron and Putin discuss Iran situation</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Washington Post</font><p>The German government says Chancellor Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron have discussed the situation in Iran in a joint telephone call with ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6614238" width="16" height="16"> "Putin Trump" - Google News 1. Trump Circles: Elections from Michael_Novakhov (16 sites): "Putin Trump" - Google News: The Latest: Merkel, Macron and Putin discuss Iran situation - Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/the-latest-saudi-says-yemen-rebels-launch-new-drone-attack/2019/05/20/f978b2fa-7b6f-11e9-b1f3-b233fe5811ef_story.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:6f6bcde9-dd3e-2f8d-b901-40886e95fd10 Tue, 21 May 2019 15:41:15 -0400 <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/the-latest-saudi-says-yemen-rebels-launch-new-drone-attack/2019/05/20/f978b2fa-7b6f-11e9-b1f3-b233fe5811ef_story.html" target="_blank">The Latest: Merkel, Macron and Putin discuss Iran situation</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Washington Post</font><p>The German government says Chancellor Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron have discussed the situation in Iran in a joint telephone call with ...</p><br /><br /><img height="16" src="https://www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6434057" width="16" /> "Putin Trump" - Google News<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6698431" width="16" height="16"> 1. 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Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:a96f3c48-09bc-71f2-1065-b80ed7006ccc Tue, 21 May 2019 15:35:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/21/politics/jay-sekulow-michael-cohen-who-is/index.html" target="_blank">Cohen allegations again raise questions about Sekulow's role defending Trump</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">CNN</font><p>Jay Sekulow, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, became the subject of renewed attention Monday evening after newly released congressional ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6469798" width="16" height="16"> "russia helping trump" - Google News Politics: Brutal new 2020 numbers for Beto O’Rourke and Bill de Blasio https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/brutal-new-2020-numbers-for-beto-orourke-and-bill-de-blasio/2019/05/21/50ecc2ab-7158-4eb8-941a-da29c1f8829e_story.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:eff04d66-eb6c-822f-0c08-7ad2b6228f7c Tue, 21 May 2019 15:34:13 -0400 One of them has a lower net approval than Trump.<br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_90w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/05/21/National-Politics/Images/MLP5NVTZD4I6TJ57ZCSDXBHOGE.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_606w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/05/21/National-Politics/Images/MLP5NVTZD4I6TJ57ZCSDXBHOGE.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_1024w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/05/21/National-Politics/Images/MLP5NVTZD4I6TJ57ZCSDXBHOGE.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/836242" width="16" height="16"> Politics Philip Bump "trump and putin" - Google News: Rex Tillerson Secretly Meets With House Foreign Affairs Committee to Talk Trump - The Daily Beast https://www.thedailybeast.com/rex-tillerson-secretly-meets-with-house-foreign-affairs-committee-to-talk-trump 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:f383f14f-3226-3819-35a8-292e2d5576b4 Tue, 21 May 2019 15:34:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/rex-tillerson-secretly-meets-with-house-foreign-affairs-committee-to-talk-trump" target="_blank">Rex Tillerson Secretly Meets With House Foreign Affairs Committee to Talk Trump</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Daily Beast</font><p>Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was spotted entering a congressional office building on Tuesday morning for what a committee aide told The Daily Beast ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6458703" width="16" height="16"> "trump and putin" - Google News "putin and trump" - Google News: Rex Tillerson Secretly Meets With House Foreign Affairs Committee to Talk Trump - The Daily Beast https://www.thedailybeast.com/rex-tillerson-secretly-meets-with-house-foreign-affairs-committee-to-talk-trump 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:0c3fe002-8912-8707-e9fa-30c0a3d7897d Tue, 21 May 2019 15:34:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/rex-tillerson-secretly-meets-with-house-foreign-affairs-committee-to-talk-trump" target="_blank">Rex Tillerson Secretly Meets With House Foreign Affairs Committee to Talk Trump</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Daily Beast</font><p>Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was spotted entering a congressional office building on Tuesday morning for what a committee aide told The Daily Beast ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6467006" width="16" height="16"> "putin and trump" - Google News Donald Trump: Rep. Justin Amash Talks Up Trump Impeachment Hearings To School Kids https://www.huffpost.com/entry/justin-amash-trump-impeachment-schoolkids_n_5ce442d2e4b06f64624becb3 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:4e94261d-f4b8-4d5e-aaec-59ec93a18775 Tue, 21 May 2019 15:32:41 -0400 The Michigan congressman continues to say that the president has "engaged in impeachable conduct."<br><br><img src="https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5ce4451a2400008e0e7f19b9.jpeg?cache=yxgdq7i5sm&ops=224_126" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6458218" width="16" height="16"> Donald Trump "trump electorate" - Google News: Buttigieg won’t win without African Americans - The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/05/21/buttigieg-wont-win-without-african-americans/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:ccde1d89-c30c-c5e6-9966-97af7f036322 Tue, 21 May 2019 15:30:47 -0400 <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/05/21/buttigieg-wont-win-without-african-americans/" target="_blank">Buttigieg won’t win without African Americans</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Washington Post</font><p>South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg mesmerizes members of the media and many voters with the same profile — progressive, white and college-educated.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6456535" width="16" height="16"> "trump electorate" - Google News "trump and putin" - Google News: Democrats' hands aren't clean, either | Local News - Herald and News https://www.heraldandnews.com/news/local_news/democrats-hands-aren-t-clean-either/article_3fc598ce-e384-521a-b53e-79a48a6246d0.html 1. 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Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:9b939322-3ab5-e40e-0ebe-374767cada0a Tue, 21 May 2019 15:29:00 -0400 <a href="https://nypost.com/2019/05/21/anthony-weiner-turns-up-at-manhattan-courthouse-to-register-as-sex-offender/" target="_blank">Anthony Weiner turns up at Manhattan courthouse to register as sex offender</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">New York Post </font><p>Disgraced Congressman-turned-teen-sexter Anthony Weiner showed up in Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday to register as a sex offender.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6469841" width="16" height="16"> "Abedin" - Google News "trump electorate" - Google News: Biden would beat Trump in Pa. despite president's 2016 win there: Donna Brazile - Fox News https://www.foxnews.com/politics/joe-biden-would-beat-trump-in-pennsylvania-despite-presidents-2016-triumph-in-the-state-over-hillary-clinton-donna-brazile 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:979f919c-008f-cd54-10d4-6bf60071fbf9 Tue, 21 May 2019 15:27:50 -0400 <a href="https://www.foxnews.com/politics/joe-biden-would-beat-trump-in-pennsylvania-despite-presidents-2016-triumph-in-the-state-over-hillary-clinton-donna-brazile" target="_blank">Biden would beat Trump in Pa. despite president's 2016 win there: Donna Brazile</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Fox News</font><p>Former Vice President Joe Biden has what it takes to win back a key battleground state for the Democratic Party that President Trump took in 2016, according to ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6456535" width="16" height="16"> "trump electorate" - Google News "Russian Intelligence services and international organized crime and terrorism" - Google News: Will Islamophobes take over democracies in the West? - Modern Diplomacy https://moderndiplomacy.eu/2019/05/21/will-islamophobes-take-over-democracies-in-the-west/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:760b007c-1e35-8a14-e74a-8298fc0108a5 Tue, 21 May 2019 15:26:36 -0400 <a href="https://moderndiplomacy.eu/2019/05/21/will-islamophobes-take-over-democracies-in-the-west/" target="_blank">Will Islamophobes take over democracies in the West?</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Modern Diplomacy</font><p>One is alarmed to see how Islamophobes have begun to dominate secular forces in `civilized' western democracies. During the 2008 American presidential ...</p><br><br><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/m5UFpqhJw-m9Eon99xiFDZqz2wzgkaOAKyvMTz9Dxuc8yVGAVBUguwS5XABKVLVY33CfOuUJq7ThdFMhkC-1E6TDAOY8jj-natcoCLRUbiwNhQ=-w150-h150-c" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6457130" width="16" height="16"> "Russian Intelligence services and international organized crime and terrorism" - Google News Lawfare - Hard National Security Choices: Water Wars: Disjointed Operations in the South China Sea https://www.lawfareblog.com/water-wars-disjointed-operations-south-china-sea 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:704ee0ab-ad35-bec5-a649-aae254672e49 Tue, 21 May 2019 15:25:58 -0400 <p>In the first weeks of May, U.S. vessels have been busy all over the South China Sea, drawing China’s ire and frustration. From May 2–8, the destroyer USS William P. Lawrence <a href="https://www.c7f.navy.mil/Media/News/Display/Article/1842441/us-partner-navies-sail-together-in-south-china-sea/">joined</a> ships from the Philippines, India, and Japan transited international waters in the South China Sea, <a href="https://thediplomat.com/2019/05/multilateral-presence-and-the-free-and-open-indo-pacific/">performing</a> formation exercises and other low-profile drills during the voyage.  </p> <p>On May 6, the destroyers USS Preble and USS Chung-Hoon <a href="https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/05/07/asia-pacific/china-military-vows-stay-high-alert-u-s-warships-sail-near-man-made-islets-south-china-sea/">performed</a> a freedom-of-navigation operation (FONOP) through the Spratly island chain, passing within China’s 12-nautical-mile territorial claim of the Gaven and Johnson reefs. Later that day, Chinese authorities <a href="https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/05/06/beijing-slams-sail-south-china-sea-us-destroyers.html">released</a> a statement on Weibo claiming “indisputable sovereignty” over the features and demanding that the U.S. stop performing such operations. On May 15, U.S. naval operations chief John Richardson <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-southchinasea/u-s-says-chinas-focus-on-its-south-china-sea-operations-unwarranted-idUSKCN1SL0MK">responded</a> that China’s anger in this instance was disproportionate to the circumstances: “I’ve done the analysis and I can state with confidence that our level of operations has been consistent over the decades.”</p> <p>On May 14, U.S. Coast Guard cutter USS Bertholf <a href="https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2019/05/15/1918039/chinese-coast-guard-ships-seen-monitoring-philippine-us-ships-south-china-sea">teamed</a> up with two Philippine ships for a first-of-its-kind exercise near Scarborough Shoal. The vessels <a href="https://globalnation.inquirer.net/175239/china-keeps-eye-on-ph-us-coast-guard-drills-in-south-china-sea">practiced</a> search and rescue tactics as two silent Chinese ships monitored the activities from less than 3 nautical miles away. The following day, the Bertholf <a href="https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2019/05/15/1918071/us-coast-guard-cutter-manila-first-visit-7-years">docked</a> in Manila, where it remained through Sunday, May 19.</p> <p align="center"><em>In Politics</em></p> <p>On May 6, the Supreme Court of the Philippines <a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/panosmourdoukoutas/2019/05/11/beijings-south-china-sea-bet-on-dutertes-friendship-is-souring/#e64958c1eeb1">ordered</a> President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration, demanding that the executive agencies protect assets claimed by the Philippines in the South China Sea, including Scarborough Shoal, Mischief Reef, and Second Thomas Shoal. The move is apparently an attempt to stop Duterte from <a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/panosmourdoukoutas/2019/04/06/philippines-is-beginning-to-pay-the-price-for-dutertes-south-china-sea-flip-flops/#1dbc103f28c8">reversing</a> national policy on the subject as he did in <a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/panosmourdoukoutas/2018/05/30/dutertes-south-china-sea-flip-flops-will-put-the-philippines-in-a-place-it-doesnt-want-to-be/#11224e594877">2018</a> and <a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/panosmourdoukoutas/2016/11/13/rodrigo-duterte-flip-flops-again/#4234ab14d5e2">2016</a>. On May 13, midterms elections in the Philippines <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/14/world/asia/philippines-election-results.html">gave</a> Duterte’s allies a broad victory. Although his controversial drug enforcement methods and outspoken stance on maritime policy have <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/12/world/asia/philippines-election-halalan-results.html">generated</a> significant opposition, Duterte’s faction flipped the Senate in his favor.</p> <p>On May 13, the committee for resolving the maritime boundary dispute between Singapore and Malaysia <a href="https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-malaysia-maritime-committee-first-meeting-constructive-11535746?utm_source=Unknown+List&amp;utm_campaign=7fa06d572c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_06_27_03_23_COPY_01&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_-7fa06d572c-">held</a> its first meeting, which it claimed was “constructive.” The two countries had <a href="https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-malaysia-maritime-port-limits-dispute-11343048">determined</a> to suspend their overlapping port limits in March and stated a commitment to working through the problem peacefully and under the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea.</p> <p>IMDEX Asia 2019, a major maritime defense conference, was <a href="https://www.imdexasia.com/about-imdexasia.html">held</a> in Singapore from May 14–16 and <a href="https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/warships-arrive-for-maritime-event">boasted</a> the presence of 33 navies (including 25 warships), scores of public and private exhibitors, and over 10,000 trade visitors from around the world.</p> <p align="center"><em>In Operations and Technology</em></p> <p>India’s rapid series of joint naval operations has continued after last month’s major AUSINDEX-19, <a href="https://zeenews.india.com/india/bridges-of-friendship-indian-and-australian-navies-share-best-practices-during-maritime-exercise-ausindex-2195019.html">held</a> with Australian forces in the Bay of Bengal. On April 15, the Indian Navy <a href="https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/indian-us-navies-hold-anti-submarine-warfare-exercise/article26903138.ece">partnered</a> with the U.S. Navy’s Seventh Fleet for a submarine-hunting exercise south of the Maldives. Finally, from May 1–10, India and France <a href="https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/indo-french-naval-exercise-enters-next-phase/article27052852.ece">held</a> Varuna 17, their largest joint naval exercise yet. The two-stage exercise began at Goa, but the second stage of the operation was performed off the coast of Djibouti, where China <a href="https://thediplomat.com/2018/12/chinas-djibouti-base-a-one-year-update/">established</a> its first overseas military base in 2017.</p> <p>China’s navy continues to grow and upgrade its ship inventories. On May 10, two new Type 052D destroyers were <a href="https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3010060/china-launches-two-new-type-052d-destroyers-it-continues-drive">launched</a> at the Dalian shipyards, bringing the total number of Type 052Ds in or entering service to 20. On May 13, Chinese officials in Sansha <a href="https://www.scmp.com/news/china/military/article/3010058/south-china-sea-beijing-announces-us235-million-contract">announced</a> a contract for a 1,900 ton maritime law enforcement vessel that will be stationed in the contested Paracel Islands. Finally, CSIS’s <em>China Power</em> blog <a href="https://chinapower.csis.org/china-carrier-type-002/">assesses</a> that China’s third aircraft carrier appears to be visibly under construction at the Jiangnan shipyard. This vessel will be the first Type 002 carrier; while details on the ship are scarce, reports in 2017 <a href="https://sputniknews.com/asia/201702131050622615-china-aircraft-carriers/">claimed</a> it will have a displacement of 85,000 tons.</p> <p>Lockheed-Martin has <a href="https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/lockheed-f-21-jets-wont-be-sold-to-others-if-it-gets-air-force-deal-lockheed-martin-2037095">offered</a> the Indian Air Force an exclusive contract for the F-21 fighter if they complete the proposed purchase of 114 aircraft. <a href="https://defence-blog.com/news/lockheed-martin-unveils-new-f-21-fighter-aircraft-at-aero-india-2019.html">Unveiled</a> in February, the F-21 is based on the F-16 platform but optimized for local production in India.</p> <p>Spokesmen for the U.S. Marine Corps have <a href="https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/05/14/national/okinawa-based-u-s-marines-may-start-moving-guam-october-2024/#.XNspSC_Myt8">indicated</a> that plans to transfer 5,000 marines from Okinawa to Guam will be underway as early as 2024. The currently under-construction Camp Blaz will <a href="https://www.stripes.com/news/new-marine-base-on-guam-to-be-named-for-revered-general-legislator-1.553124">house</a> the transferred units, bringing the total number of U.S. service members on the island to approximately 12,800.</p> <p>The Marine Corps has also <a href="https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/05/09/marine-corps-gets-long-range-missile-take-out-enemy-ships.html">signed</a> a $47.6 million contract with Raytheon to field a new land-to-sea missile system. The Naval Strike Missile platform has an effective range of over 100 nautical miles and will <a href="https://news.usni.org/2019/02/19/marines-want-field-long-range-anti-ship-missile-fast-possible">support</a> longstanding efforts to increase the Marine Corps’s ability to support Navy operations from shore.</p> <p>A Chinese-funded base being built in remote Cambodia has triggered rumors of military expansion. On May 11, Cambodian Defense Ministry spokesman Gen. Chhum Sucheat vigorously <a href="https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50604194/defence-ministry-denies-chinese-naval-base-rumour/">denied</a> that the port would have any Chinese military involvement, pointing out that the Cambodian constitution bars foreign military bases. The similarities between the construction zone in Koh Kong province and China’s Spratly Island bases had been <a href="https://warontherocks.com/2019/05/hiding-in-plain-sight-chinese-expansion-in-southeast-asia/">noted</a> two days prior by Charles Edel at <em>War on the Rocks</em>.</p> <p>On May 14, the Malaysian Royal Navy <a href="https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/05/14/navy-intercepts-viet-fishing-trawler/">chased</a> and captured 14 Vietnamese fishers, claiming their vessel had trespassed in Malaysian waters. The arrested men have been transferred to the care of Malaysia’s Maritime Enforcement Agency.</p> <p align="center"><em>Analysis</em></p> <p>At the International Maritime Security Conference, held May 14 in Singapore as part of IMDEX Asia 2019, Singaporean Ambassador-At-Large Tommy Koh and Chinese academic Capt. (Ret.) Tian Shichen <a href="https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/lively-debate-on-interpreting-laws-at-maritime-conference">debated</a> whether the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) was purely a product of Western nations or reflected traditional Asian values. Koh argued that UNCLOS was a global endeavor, while Shichen claimed that Asian countries had been largely ignored during the drafting of the international maritime treaty. Collin Koh, a Singaporean academic, <a href="https://twitter.com/CollinSLKoh/status/1128470375120064512">live-tweeted</a> the discussion, as well as the rest of the conference.</p> <p>The Center for Strategic and International Studies has <a href="https://www.csis.org/analysis/strengthening-us-pacific-islands-partnership">released</a> a report this week on how the U.S. should enhance its relationships with the Pacific island nations. The long list of recommendations focuses on deepening the economic and diplomatic ties between the U.S. and the regional powers, especially through trade and strategic transparency.</p> <p>An interview in <em>The Diplomat</em> <a href="https://thediplomat.com/2019/05/andrew-erickson-and-ryan-martinson-on-china-and-the-maritime-gray-zone/">previews</a> the recent book by Andrew Erickson and Ryan Martinson on <em>China’s Maritime Grey Zone Operations</em>. The two U.S. Naval War College scholars detail their holistic view of China’s strategic maritime goals and suggest that the U.S. could be doing much more to stand behind its regional allies in the face of extralegal activity.</p> <p>In AMTI, Renato Cruz de Castro <a href="https://amti.csis.org/balikatan-2019-and-the-crisis-in-philippine-china-rapprochement/">analyzes</a> the political implications of Balikatan 2019, the large U.S.-Philippine joint exercise held in April. He notes that this year’s operations included significant amphibious drills, including the taking of occupied islands and airfields, and argues that it signals an approaching end to the calm in Chinese-Philippine relations.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/275272" width="16" height="16"> Lawfare - Hard National Security Choices Doug Stephens, IV "trump russian money" - Google News: Michael Cohen explains Trump's golf business to Democrats: No need for 'Russian money' - World Tribune https://www.worldtribune.com/michael-cohen-explains-trumps-golf-business-to-democrats-no-need-for-russian-money/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:b6211885-2e2b-af50-a509-cdca67b94b63 Tue, 21 May 2019 15:24:45 -0400 <ol><li><a href="https://www.worldtribune.com/michael-cohen-explains-trumps-golf-business-to-democrats-no-need-for-russian-money/" target="_blank">Michael Cohen explains Trump's golf business to Democrats: No need for 'Russian money'</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">World Tribune</font></li><li><a href="https://qz.com/1624577/cohen-details-trumps-tortured-relationship-with-don-jr-in-new-testimony/" target="_blank">Cohen details Trump's tortured relationship with Don Jr. in new testimony</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Quartz</font></li><li><a href="https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/may/21/michael-cohen-trump-received-no-russia-loans/" target="_blank">Michael Cohen: Trump received no Russia loans</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Washington Times</font></li><li><a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/michael-cohen-house-intelligence-committee-testimony-takeaways-2019-5" target="_blank">Michael Cohen implicated at least 4 people in Trump's orbit during marathon House testimony</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Business Insider</font></li><li><strong><a href="https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtFUWptLU9MNGpZQU1FVFp6WEhMTVNyeVBLQUFQAQ?oc=5" target="_blank">View full coverage on Google News</a></strong></li></ol><br><br><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/proxy/2namxijJ1Bzif6hGkMj_2xaxWRBOPkjnqR7DwBFdLy1Syh9RWNGUofpjLo_9Xtb-odXvugy6gWSRwB4XurU5xZ9EqupdIUSKh5DZSPazZ9BRlR81kB5oQGHyKqKF7Q=-w150-h150-c" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6469804" width="16" height="16"> "trump russian money" - Google News "Anthony Weiner" - Google News: Live: Pelosi participates in House Passage of the 19th Amendment Centennial reception - khqa.com https://khqa.com/news/nation-world/live-pelosi-participates-in-house-passage-of-the-19th-amendment-centennial-reception 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:2aa9ffa1-86de-90a0-02f8-5d233db0e33f Tue, 21 May 2019 15:20:00 -0400 <a href="https://khqa.com/news/nation-world/live-pelosi-participates-in-house-passage-of-the-19th-amendment-centennial-reception" target="_blank">Live: Pelosi participates in House Passage of the 19th Amendment Centennial reception</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">khqa.com</font><p>Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in her office at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, April ...</p><br><br><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/proxy/s_Skrm7Z6iEEqztV_YsEY0h0OSbZA9hJGopIHDTIx50IYiXoBAq3AwiJc4pwh71Sq95YlSJbNOfYhpRIFJJ3YT6wIwlxx97avMDYmDXor-FdMMliWLm1At7NmwjMa_yzclk8pvOpJ_K9j4lDMrQzEYKF3hVoDFOrseqmk7nuui4vfaHvHY58MKn_A73TJY9yq3TFcWmXUA=-w150-h150-c" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6469843" width="16" height="16"> "Anthony Weiner" - Google News Lawfare - Hard National Security Choices: Today&#039;s Headlines and Commentary https://www.lawfareblog.com/todays-headlines-and-commentary-1799 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:5f5e8547-931e-eb58-d328-c7ce91ecb1a2 Tue, 21 May 2019 15:19:01 -0400 <p>District Court Judge Amit Mehta ruled that President Trump’s accounting firm, Mazars USA, must comply with a subpoena from the House Oversight Committee, <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issues/us-judge-denies-trump-bid-to-quash-house-subpoena-for-years-of-financial-records/2019/05/20/74e45880-7b21-11e9-8bb7-0fc796cf2ec0_story.html?utm_term=.cc8206158f29">reported</a> the Washington Post. The opinion is posted <a href="https://www.lawfareblog.com/court-will-not-block-oversight-committee-subpoena-mazars">here</a> on <em>Lawfare</em>. President Trump’s attorneys appealed the ruling this morning, <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/21/politics/donald-trump-mazars-financial-documents/index.html">noted</a> CNN.</p> <p>The Department of Commerce has temporarily eased the restrictions placed on Huawei as Google and other U.S. technology firms moved to limit their dealings with the company, <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/20/technology/google-android-huawei.html?action=click&amp;module=Top%20Stories&amp;pgtype=Homepage">according</a> to the New York Times. The move, which granted a 90-day grace period for transactions necessary to maintain existing handsets and networks, was designed to minimize disruptions for consumers.</p> <p>Former White House counsel Don McGahn defied a subpoena to appear before the House Judiciary Committee after the White House ordered him not to attend, <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/20/us/politics/mcgahn-trump-congress.html">said</a> the Times. The Office of Legal Counsel also issued a memorandum ruling that Congress cannot compel McGahn’s testimony due to his status as a former senior White House official. Both the White House letter <a href="https://www.lawfareblog.com/white-house-letter-directing-mcgahn-not-appear-house-judiciary-committee-may-21">notifying</a> the committee of its order to McGahn and the Office of Legal Counsel <a href="https://www.lawfareblog.com/olc-opinion-testimonial-immunity-former-white-house-counsel-don-mcgahn">opinion</a> are available on <em>Lawfare. </em></p> <p>As part of its ongoing series on the challenges that China’s rise poses to the U.S., Reuters <a href="https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/huawei-usa-campaign/">analyzed</a> the U.S. government’s efforts to limit Huawei’s global reach.</p> <p>President Trump stated Monday that the U.S. would respond to an Iranian attack on U.S. interests in the Middle East with “great force,” <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran/trump-u-s-will-respond-with-great-force-if-iran-attacks-interests-idUSKCN1SQ2BX">said</a> Reuters.</p> <p align="center"><strong>ICYMI: Yesterday on <em>Lawfare</em>:</strong></p> <p>Quinta Jurecic <a href="https://www.lawfareblog.com/house-intelligence-committee-releases-cohen-transcripts">posted</a> the transcripts of two interviews the House Intelligence Committee conducted with Michael Cohen.</p> <p>Scott Anderson and Benjamin Wittes <a href="https://www.lawfareblog.com/why-were-suing-fbi-again">discussed</a> the reasoning behind their third annual Freedom of Information Act lawsuit of the internal climate survey at the FBI.</p> <p>Matthew Kahn <a href="https://www.lawfareblog.com/white-house-letter-directing-mcgahn-not-appear-house-judiciary-committee-may-21">shared</a> the White House letter notifying the House Judiciary Committee that President Trump has directed Don McGahn to disregard the committee’s subpoena. The letter relied upon a legal opinion from the Office of Legal Counsel that McGahn enjoys immunity from compelled testimony, which was posted <a href="https://www.lawfareblog.com/olc-opinion-testimonial-immunity-former-white-house-counsel-don-mcgahn">here</a>.</p> <p>Carrie Cordero and Joshua Geltzer <a href="https://www.lawfareblog.com/trumps-preference-acting-officials-puts-national-security-risk">analyzed</a> the national security implications of the Trump administration’s preference for acting officials over those who have been confirmed by the Senate.</p> <p>Andrew Kent, Justin Florence and Ben Berwick <a href="https://www.lawfareblog.com/defending-muellers-constitutional-analysis-obstruction-and-faithful-execution">defended</a> Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s constitutional analysis in regards to obstruction of justice.</p> <p><a href="mailto:mikhaila.fogel@lawfareblog.com?subject=Headlines%20and%20Commentary"><em>Email</em></a><em> the Roundup Team noteworthy law and security-related articles to include, and follow us on </em><a href="https://twitter.com/lawfareblog"><em>Twitter</em></a><em> and </em><a href="http://www.facebook.com/Lawfareblog"><em>Facebook</em></a><em> for additional commentary on these issues. </em><a href="http://www.lawfareblog.com/lawfare-email-subscriptions/"><em>Sign up</em></a><em> to receive Lawfare in your inbox. 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Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:a0aed8eb-a66c-739a-e4ed-5a26436559e2 Tue, 21 May 2019 15:16:25 -0400 <div class="palmer-post-block1-third-ad-desktop-only" id="palmer-1018167598" style="text-align: center;"> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 300px; height: 250px;"></ins> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 300px; height: 250px;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /><div class="palmer-block1-second-ad-desktop-only" id="palmer-1022471020" style="float: left; margin-right: 7px;"><ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /><p>To anyone with a with a fairly decent political IQ who’s been paying close attention, a few things have been clear from the start: 1) The midterm results dictated that Donald Trump would eventually be impeached. 2) House Democrats would have a far better chance of getting a satisfactory result from the impeachment process if they waited a bit for public sentiment to get ahead of them on it. 3) When the time came, the Democrats would begin calling for impeachment from the bottom of the food chain upward. 4) Nancy Pelosi has been banking on this all along.</p> <div class="palmer-after-first-paragraph" id="palmer-944855924" style="float: left;"><ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /><div class="palmer-block2-second-ad-desktop-only" id="palmer-1945145385" style="float: left; margin-right: 7px;"><ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /><p>Things are now falling into place by the hour. For weeks, some fringe House Democrats – far enough removed from the House leadership that they could speak up without speaking for anyone else – have been calling for impeachment. Yesterday things escalated when Donald Trump illegally ordered Don McGahn not to testify. That enraged large chunks of the public, giving a number of members of the influential House Judiciary Committee (where the impeachment process begins) enough cover to publicly call for impeachment. Now it’s reached the committee chair stage, and that’s playing out in real time.</p> <div class="palmer-middle-ad" id="palmer-283445487" style="float: left;"><ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /><div class="palmer-content" id="palmer-353297252" style="float: left;"><ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /><p>Last night the Washington Post reported that House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler privately told Nancy Pelosi that he’s on board with an impeachment inquiry, before Nadler then publicly stated he’s deferring to Pelosi. Today, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff told the television cameras that the “case gets stronger” for impeachment, and House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings announced that “I’m getting there” on impeachment. It’s clear they’re all preparing to soon publicly call for an impeachment inquiry.</p> <div class="palmer-bottom-ad" id="palmer-136336310"><div id="palmer-1035100057" style="float: left;"><ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /></div><p>So do you really think these three key committee chairs, who are all intensely loyal to Nancy Pelosi, would be publicly committing themselves to this if she weren’t on board with it? This process of public calls for impeachment coming from the bottom-up has helped to stoke the general public’s desire for it. 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Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:29218c51-c230-643b-bd58-f5e911078d91 Tue, 21 May 2019 15:14:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.yahoo.com/news/oas-calls-nicaragua-release-jailed-protesters-june-18-191430080.html" target="_blank">OAS calls Nicaragua to release jailed protesters by June 18</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Yahoo News</font><p>WASHINGTON (AP) — The Organization of American States is calling on Nicaragua to unconditionally release all prisoners related to anti-government protests ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6469760" width="16" height="16"> "Trump demands victory to be handed to him" - Google News "Elections 2016 Investigation" - Google News: Michael Cohen implicated at least 4 people in Trump's orbit during marathon House testimony - Business Insider https://www.businessinsider.com/michael-cohen-house-intelligence-committee-testimony-takeaways-2019-5 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:4ea68f58-0a6c-f6ac-7170-cb737aa4a0f3 Tue, 21 May 2019 15:13:21 -0400 <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/michael-cohen-house-intelligence-committee-testimony-takeaways-2019-5" target="_blank">Michael Cohen implicated at least 4 people in Trump's orbit during marathon House testimony</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Business Insider</font><p>The House Intelligence Committee on Monday released the transcripts of Michael Cohen's closed-door testimony to the committee in February and March.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6660934" width="16" height="16"> "Elections 2016 Investigation" - Google News "organized crime and Russian intelligence" - Google News: Michael Cohen implicated at least 4 people in Trump's orbit during marathon House testimony - Business Insider https://www.businessinsider.com/michael-cohen-house-intelligence-committee-testimony-takeaways-2019-5 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:7a2dab37-34ca-175f-4740-4e9606151edc Tue, 21 May 2019 15:13:21 -0400 <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/michael-cohen-house-intelligence-committee-testimony-takeaways-2019-5" target="_blank">Michael Cohen implicated at least 4 people in Trump's orbit during marathon House testimony</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Business Insider</font><p>The House Intelligence Committee on Monday released the transcripts of Michael Cohen's closed-door testimony to the committee in February and March.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6458057" width="16" height="16"> "organized crime and Russian intelligence" - Google News "Rudy Giuliani" - Google News: Michael Cohen implicated at least 4 people in Trump's orbit during marathon House testimony - Business Insider https://www.businessinsider.com/michael-cohen-house-intelligence-committee-testimony-takeaways-2019-5 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:0506f9ef-72a7-5a32-3293-c0b22e3ac95b Tue, 21 May 2019 15:13:21 -0400 <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/michael-cohen-house-intelligence-committee-testimony-takeaways-2019-5" target="_blank">Michael Cohen implicated at least 4 people in Trump's orbit during marathon House testimony</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Business Insider</font><p>The House Intelligence Committee on Monday released the transcripts of Michael Cohen's closed-door testimony to the committee in February and March.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6660090" width="16" height="16"> "Rudy Giuliani" - Google News "Russian Intelligence, organized crime and political interference" - Google News: Michael Cohen implicated at least 4 people in Trump's orbit during marathon House testimony - Business Insider https://www.businessinsider.com/michael-cohen-house-intelligence-committee-testimony-takeaways-2019-5 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:a55445e2-8329-5c17-185f-11e4635c1ebb Tue, 21 May 2019 15:13:21 -0400 <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/michael-cohen-house-intelligence-committee-testimony-takeaways-2019-5" target="_blank">Michael Cohen implicated at least 4 people in Trump's orbit during marathon House testimony</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Business Insider</font><p>The House Intelligence Committee on Monday released the transcripts of Michael Cohen's closed-door testimony to the committee in February and March.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6457135" width="16" height="16"> "Russian Intelligence, organized crime and political interference" - Google News Lawfare - Hard National Security Choices: The Cyberlaw Podcast: Turning the Tables on Baker https://www.lawfareblog.com/cyberlaw-podcast-turning-tables-baker 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:e0d61952-229b-fbe5-e4a7-3d7d341510e1 Tue, 21 May 2019 15:13:00 -0400 <p>With apologies for the late post, Episode 263 of The Cyberlaw Podcast tells the sad tale of another U.S. government leaker who <a href="https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/former-intelligence-analyst-charged-disclosing-classified-information">unwisely trusted The Intercept</a> not to compromise its source. As <a href="https://twitter.com/ncweaver">Nick Weaver</a> points out, The Intercept also took forever to actually report on some of the material it received.</p> <p>In other news, <a href="https://www.steptoe.com/en/lawyers/brian-egan.html">Brian Egan</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/n8jones81">Nate Jones</a> agree that Israel broke no new ground in <a href="https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/05/06/the-future-is-here-and-it-features-hackers-getting-bombed/?wpisrc=nl_cybersecurity202&amp;wpmm=1">bombing the headquarters</a> of <a href="https://www.wired.com/story/israel-hamas-cyberattack-air-strike-cyberwar/">Hamas’s rudimentary hacking operation</a> during active hostilities.</p> <p>Nick and I dig into the significance of <a href="https://www.symantec.com/blogs/threat-intelligence/buckeye-windows-zero-day-exploit">China’s use of intrusion tools pioneered by NSA</a>. We also question the <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/06/us/politics/china-hacking-cyber.html"><em>New York Times</em>’s grasp of the issue</a>.</p> <p>The first overt cyberattack on the U.S. electric grid <a href="https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060281821/">was a bust</a>, I note, but that’s not much comfort.</p> <p>How many years of being told “I’m washing my hair that night” should tell you you’re not getting anywhere? The FCC probably thought China Mobile should have gotten the hint after eight years of no action on its application to provide US service, but just in case the message didn’t get through, it finally <a href="https://www.axios.com/fcc-blocks-china-mobile-national-security-concerns-7eb85e53-4a71-47d4-8759-5eb8dd5979c9.html">pulled the plug</a> last week.</p> <p>Delegating to Big Social the policing of terrorist content has a <a href="https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/05/facebook-algorithms-are-making-it-harder/588931/">surprising downside</a>, as Nate points out. Sometimes the government or civil society need that data to make a court case.</p> <p>We touch briefly on <a href="https://www.politico.com/story/2019/05/08/ftc-chairman-congress-rulemaking-authority-1418237">Facebook’s FTC woes</a> and whether Sen. Hawley (R.-Mo.) should be using the privacy stick to beat a company he’s mad at for other reasons. I reprise my longstanding view that privacy law is almost entirely about beating companies that you’re mad at for other reasons.</p> <div> <iframe allowfullscreen="" height="90" src="https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/9870200/height/90/theme/custom/thumbnail/yes/direction/backward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/87A93A/" style="border: none;" width="100%"></iframe></div> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.steptoe.com/podcasts/TheCyberlawPodcast-263.mp3">Download the 263rd Episode (mp3).</a></p> <p>You can subscribe to The Cyberlaw Podcast using <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/steptoe-cyberlaw-podcast/id830593115?mt=2">iTunes</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Ikx2d2ncjvw6zuoq3zh4qp2i7qu">Google Play</a>, <a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/3Co2wdTUaZr4Xqnlxs4soG">Spotify</a>, <a href="http://pcasts.in/steptoe">Pocket Casts</a>, or our <a href="http://www.steptoe.com/feed-Cyberlaw.rss">RSS feed</a>!</p> <p>As always, The Cyberlaw Podcast is open to feedback. Be sure to engage with <a href="https://twitter.com/stewartbaker">@stewartbaker</a> on Twitter. Send your questions, comments, and suggestions for topics or interviewees to <a href="mailto:CyberlawPodcast@steptoe.com">CyberlawPodcast@steptoe.com</a>. Remember: If your suggested guest appears on the show, we will send you a highly coveted Cyberlaw Podcast mug!</p> <p><em>The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and do not reflect the opinions of the firm.</em></p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/275272" width="16" height="16"> Lawfare - Hard National Security Choices Stewart Baker "trump investigated by the fbi" - Google News: Flynn opposes further release of documents related to his plea for lying to FBI - The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/flynn-opposes-further-release-of-documents-related-to-his-plea-for-lying-to-fbi/2019/05/21/8ef23682-7bf0-11e9-8ede-f4abf521ef17_story.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:1254619d-a336-138e-7a90-b84916f7e969 Tue, 21 May 2019 15:09:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/flynn-opposes-further-release-of-documents-related-to-his-plea-for-lying-to-fbi/2019/05/21/8ef23682-7bf0-11e9-8ede-f4abf521ef17_story.html" target="_blank">Flynn opposes further release of documents related to his plea for lying to FBI</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Washington Post</font><p>The former national security adviser's lawyers said case documents should remain partially sealed to protect privacy interests.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6469763" width="16" height="16"> "trump investigated by the fbi" - Google News "michael flynn" - Google News: Flynn opposes further release of documents related to his plea for lying to FBI - The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/flynn-opposes-further-release-of-documents-related-to-his-plea-for-lying-to-fbi/2019/05/21/8ef23682-7bf0-11e9-8ede-f4abf521ef17_story.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:bdb169c0-f303-6e7f-4339-56ccc78b46b7 Tue, 21 May 2019 15:09:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/flynn-opposes-further-release-of-documents-related-to-his-plea-for-lying-to-fbi/2019/05/21/8ef23682-7bf0-11e9-8ede-f4abf521ef17_story.html" target="_blank">Flynn opposes further release of documents related to his plea for lying to FBI</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Washington Post</font><p>The former national security adviser's lawyers said case documents should remain partially sealed to protect privacy interests.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6457471" width="16" height="16"> "michael flynn" - Google News "trump and putin" - Google News: Questions Remain About Putin's Request for a Back Channel to the Trump Transition - TIME http://time.com/5592739/donald-trump-petr-aven-alfa-bank/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:c8303e50-44d9-afa3-1763-b77a6328ce8a Tue, 21 May 2019 15:06:36 -0400 <a href="http://time.com/5592739/donald-trump-petr-aven-alfa-bank/" target="_blank">Questions Remain About Putin's Request for a Back Channel to the Trump Transition</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">TIME</font><p>Vladimir Putin personally asked a Russian oligarch to try to set up a backchannel to the Trump transition team in 2016.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6458703" width="16" height="16"> "trump and putin" - Google News "trump russia ties" - Google News: Questions Remain About Putin's Request for a Back Channel to the Trump Transition - TIME http://time.com/5592739/donald-trump-petr-aven-alfa-bank/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:d83774de-65d0-62d8-d1d3-cda281e2a1e9 Tue, 21 May 2019 15:06:36 -0400 <a href="http://time.com/5592739/donald-trump-petr-aven-alfa-bank/" target="_blank">Questions Remain About Putin's Request for a Back Channel to the Trump Transition</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">TIME</font><p>Vladimir Putin personally asked a Russian oligarch to try to set up a backchannel to the Trump transition team in 2016.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6434871" width="16" height="16"> "trump russia ties" - Google News "donald trump russia" - Google News: Questions Remain About Putin's Request for a Back Channel to the Trump Transition - TIME http://time.com/5592739/donald-trump-petr-aven-alfa-bank/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:a6ba124d-bbf4-cb7d-25fe-40eeff3d97fd Tue, 21 May 2019 15:06:36 -0400 <a href="http://time.com/5592739/donald-trump-petr-aven-alfa-bank/" target="_blank">Questions Remain About Putin's Request for a Back Channel to the Trump Transition</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">TIME</font><p>Vladimir Putin personally asked a Russian oligarch to try to set up a backchannel to the Trump transition team in 2016.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6469805" width="16" height="16"> "donald trump russia" - Google News "putin and trump" - Google News: Questions Remain About Putin's Request for a Back Channel to the Trump Transition - TIME http://time.com/5592739/donald-trump-petr-aven-alfa-bank/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:9d677bf4-2ce2-a3c0-60cc-ee214e86e155 Tue, 21 May 2019 15:06:36 -0400 <a href="http://time.com/5592739/donald-trump-petr-aven-alfa-bank/" target="_blank">Questions Remain About Putin's Request for a Back Channel to the Trump Transition</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">TIME</font><p>Vladimir Putin personally asked a Russian oligarch to try to set up a backchannel to the Trump transition team in 2016.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6467006" width="16" height="16"> "putin and trump" - Google News "trump investigated by the fbi" - Google News: DiGenova: Intel Officials Lying About Spying Shows You "How Frightened They Are Of Bill Barr" - RealClearPolitics https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/05/21/digenova_intel_officials_lying_about_spying_shows_you_how_frightened_they_are_of_bill_barr.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:8ef2b2c7-e94c-12c1-3bf5-04c771fb6fc7 Tue, 21 May 2019 14:56:31 -0400 <a href="https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/05/21/digenova_intel_officials_lying_about_spying_shows_you_how_frightened_they_are_of_bill_barr.html" target="_blank">DiGenova: Intel Officials Lying About Spying Shows You "How Frightened They Are Of Bill Barr"</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">RealClearPolitics</font><p>Former U.S. Attorney Joe DiGenova said Obama-era DOJ and FBI officials are lying and trying to parse "spying" and "politically motivated spying" because they ...</p><br><br><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/KmdG-4ho7jez3fxiXfkAoaHqg1xfnBHV62_Ojzy4a1Nok7Eed1CdsbMfbaO9snx96K7RBEgd6sPaY_ytyVCuminMQqA=-w150-h150-c" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6469763" width="16" height="16"> "trump investigated by the fbi" - Google News "Russian Intelligence services" - Google News: 6 Russian planes intercepted by US off Alaska coast - Yahoo News https://www.yahoo.com/news/6-russian-planes-intercepted-us-off-alaska-coast-185322242.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:e51dfb4c-bbdb-aee8-69b4-87fc4772c742 Tue, 21 May 2019 14:53:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.yahoo.com/news/6-russian-planes-intercepted-us-off-alaska-coast-185322242.html" target="_blank">6 Russian planes intercepted by US off Alaska coast</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Yahoo News</font><p>ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — U.S. military officials say four Russian bombers and two fighter jets were intercepted off Alaska's western coast by U.S. aircraft but ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6457023" width="16" height="16"> "Russian Intelligence services" - Google News "Russian Intelligence, organized crime and mass shootings" - Google News: 6 Russian planes intercepted by US off Alaska coast - Yahoo News https://www.yahoo.com/news/6-russian-planes-intercepted-us-off-alaska-coast-185322242.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:89ad7345-9a17-de2b-4a7a-70515a453b42 Tue, 21 May 2019 14:53:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.yahoo.com/news/6-russian-planes-intercepted-us-off-alaska-coast-185322242.html" target="_blank">6 Russian planes intercepted by US off Alaska coast</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Yahoo News</font><p>ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — U.S. military officials say four Russian bombers and two fighter jets were intercepted off Alaska's western coast by U.S. aircraft but ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6457066" width="16" height="16"> "Russian Intelligence, organized crime and mass shootings" - Google News "Rudy Giuliani" - Google News: Tennessee high school graduate racks up $3 million in college scholarships while homeless - WCYB https://wcyb.com/news/nation-world/tennessee-high-school-graduate-racks-up-3-million-in-college-scholarships-while-homeless-05-21-2019 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:6e5c5c1b-16f5-03a8-cd9b-e6fcd3b86d0e Tue, 21 May 2019 14:47:00 -0400 <a href="https://wcyb.com/news/nation-world/tennessee-high-school-graduate-racks-up-3-million-in-college-scholarships-while-homeless-05-21-2019" target="_blank">Tennessee high school graduate racks up $3 million in college scholarships while homeless</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">WCYB</font><p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) - A recent Tennessee high school graduate has received more than $3 million dollars in college scholarships - all while being ...</p><br><br><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/HdK8o9_NwKEhC1cIIsFVQDRQIw-Kw8bw5VKp7GcmXNAQ2akrNlmcTsErPHC21nteLg9vFBiMP1Ge5Wj0L9MswhwdYj5setGa04gf5BGcmjQTiCsAsj6bckutSmixmnUVE22pk9KIXMELO-UNcWa9EPha4d1BIc32B73Jh03J1q7Dkbfr9uuVMa0ZDqr4iYdS=-w150-h150-c" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6660090" width="16" height="16"> "Rudy Giuliani" - Google News "Rudy Giuliani" - Google News: Police: Teacher brought gun, knives to school - WCYB https://wcyb.com/news/nation-world/police-teacher-brought-gun-knives-to-school 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:c2fba120-f1c2-abf9-ef74-79a0416d4654 Tue, 21 May 2019 14:46:00 -0400 <a href="https://wcyb.com/news/nation-world/police-teacher-brought-gun-knives-to-school" target="_blank">Police: Teacher brought gun, knives to school</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">WCYB</font><p>(WFLA/NBC News) A Florida elementary school teacher was arrested Monday after deputies found a loaded gun and two knives in a backpack she was carrying ...</p><br><br><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/proxy/UztWrZFYw6PIUPGpIuqsMNzaRlVvfnHngNM4pG-zo2CLQ2yNIUW3t4QJak6IsHbcdrXAHHYsGvvEVCbVL4O_qIm026VWoON7ms4weUOqhUiO1V0T03nFgKY4Pqq1pwhH4SHT0_tgIbhqs8dOj1LB5KfrhkLqoT-3KRNdy68aFL4qDncwGI8Hls6vZa3JbVS7-k4pslhvQICuGlLmrBjtgNRUDFmV=-w150-h150-c" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6660090" width="16" height="16"> "Rudy Giuliani" - Google News "trump authoritarianism" - Google News: The greatest threat facing Israel isn’t Iran, Hamas or Hezbollah: It’s Netanyahu’s desperation - Haaretz https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-the-greatest-threat-facing-israel-is-netanyahu-s-desperation-1.7273027 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:80efde5d-0936-0abd-b2bc-5a39ef77cdd9 Tue, 21 May 2019 14:43:45 -0400 <a href="https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-the-greatest-threat-facing-israel-is-netanyahu-s-desperation-1.7273027" target="_blank">The greatest threat facing Israel isn’t Iran, Hamas or Hezbollah: It’s Netanyahu’s desperation</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Haaretz</font><p>His plan to neuter the Supreme Court in order to avoid indictment risks constitutional crisis, social upheaval and a slide to authoritarian rule.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6457000" width="16" height="16"> "trump authoritarianism" - Google News "2016 elections and mental health" - Google News: Caroline Sullivan Beat Cancer. Now She Wants to Bring Raleigh Together. - INDY Week https://indyweek.com/news/wake/caroline-sullivan-beat-cancer-now-she-wants-to-bring-raleigh/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:61067a95-12db-eea5-6e46-32ff8860a1f5 Tue, 21 May 2019 14:43:03 -0400 <a href="https://indyweek.com/news/wake/caroline-sullivan-beat-cancer-now-she-wants-to-bring-raleigh/" target="_blank">Caroline Sullivan Beat Cancer. Now She Wants to Bring Raleigh Together.</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">INDY Week</font><p>The mayoral candidate says she doesn't have time for petty nonsense.</p><br><br><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/proxy/kX35O71XvyIa1CG12017p5VMgWpZeivWqBVw_q2Fi4hvxIssLbnAXhqmemPIe251S10r7ognrCIFoqUj5EkVFUNWSzFB4wZcXddjei9IR4UCUXnvX3I4OFYcF_6ZmOxIRWk03OfETHz1ITxV3Oq_x1p8gKuGXeSBbQnzwMz3QiqcOD8FwRbMQ_rcK2zRDCifMs-FFgNRnM0df4LvpeN_b9ctjAEcpaUGLs462lu7Sr0=-w150-h150-c" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6465376" width="16" height="16"> "2016 elections and mental health" - Google News Politics: So much for Robert Mueller, unplugged https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/the-fix/so-much-for-robert-mueller-unplugged/2019/05/21/b000e87a-2eea-4ee8-a2b4-b95c5e0f15a7_story.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:6861f67f-9489-e2e8-69d4-282c620a4fb3 Tue, 21 May 2019 14:40:29 -0400 Mueller, who has long been reluctant to speak in public unless required to, is resisting giving extensive public testimony.<br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_90w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/05/21/National-Politics/Images/NEUJPKTIKYI6TJUYFKHYBDE47M.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_606w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/05/21/National-Politics/Images/NEUJPKTIKYI6TJUYFKHYBDE47M.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_1024w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/05/21/National-Politics/Images/NEUJPKTIKYI6TJUYFKHYBDE47M.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/836242" width="16" height="16"> Politics Aaron Blake "Trumpism" - Google News: Trump’s trickle-down hate takes root in Connecticut: Op-Ed - New Haven Register https://www.nhregister.com/opinion/article/Trump-s-trickle-down-hate-takes-root-in-13867190.php 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:1231154e-60f1-052d-d4ae-64a738e6e931 Tue, 21 May 2019 14:33:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.nhregister.com/opinion/article/Trump-s-trickle-down-hate-takes-root-in-13867190.php" target="_blank">Trump’s trickle-down hate takes root in Connecticut: Op-Ed</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">New Haven Register</font><p>Hate may have found a home in New Haven on Sunday when a fire burned through the first and second floor of the Diyanet Mosque of New Haven, rendering it ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6456977" width="16" height="16"> "Trumpism" - Google News "trump electorate" - Google News: Here’s what the House Judiciary Committee should do - The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/05/21/heres-what-house-judiciary-committee-should-do/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:8a1620d1-1584-4e4c-370f-6f3da6cbbb5e Tue, 21 May 2019 14:30:33 -0400 <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/05/21/heres-what-house-judiciary-committee-should-do/" target="_blank">Here’s what the House Judiciary Committee should do</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Washington Post</font><p>As anticipated, former White House counsel Donald McGahn knuckled under to President Trump's pressure — intimidation, if you will — and did not show up in ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6456535" width="16" height="16"> "trump electorate" - Google News "Trump liar" - Google News: Here’s what the House Judiciary Committee should do - The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/05/21/heres-what-house-judiciary-committee-should-do/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:1da3c912-6a0c-55eb-4286-e6d4555a57f3 Tue, 21 May 2019 14:30:33 -0400 <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/05/21/heres-what-house-judiciary-committee-should-do/" target="_blank">Here’s what the House Judiciary Committee should do</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Washington Post</font><p>As anticipated, former White House counsel Donald McGahn knuckled under to President Trump's pressure — intimidation, if you will — and did not show up in ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6434859" width="16" height="16"> "Trump liar" - Google News "trump and republican party" - Google News: Legal Fees Mount for Republican Party, Trump Campaign - The Wall Street Journal https://www.wsj.com/articles/legal-fees-mount-for-republican-party-trump-campaign-11558463255 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:dd68212c-79c0-6d09-f50c-c670145e924f Tue, 21 May 2019 14:27:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.wsj.com/articles/legal-fees-mount-for-republican-party-trump-campaign-11558463255" target="_blank">Legal Fees Mount for Republican Party, Trump Campaign</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Wall Street Journal</font><p>The Republican National Committee spent about $2.2 million last month on legal fees, boosting the overall tab for lawyers paid by the party, the Trump ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6455796" width="16" height="16"> "trump and republican party" - Google News "Trump personality profile" - Google News: Michael Avenatti told his aspiring actress ex-girlfriend, 25, of his dreams to become President - Daily Mail https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7024051/Michael-Avenatti-told-aspiring-actress-ex-girlfriend-25-dreams-President.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:e2dc8c84-06ca-6932-66ac-aff1b5940239 Tue, 21 May 2019 14:03:52 -0400 <a href="https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7024051/Michael-Avenatti-told-aspiring-actress-ex-girlfriend-25-dreams-President.html" target="_blank">Michael Avenatti told his aspiring actress ex-girlfriend, 25, of his dreams to become President</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Daily Mail</font><p>Mareli Miniutti, 25, has spoken exclusively to DailyMailTV about her relationship with disgraced celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti, saying he was obsessed with ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6431584" width="16" height="16"> "Trump personality profile" - Google News "trump narcissist" - Google News: Top quality or false glory? - Dhaka Tribune https://www.dhakatribune.com/opinion/op-ed/2019/05/22/top-quality-or-false-glory 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:2f889b51-37f6-0f24-85b1-f3b46af07b78 Tue, 21 May 2019 14:02:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.dhakatribune.com/opinion/op-ed/2019/05/22/top-quality-or-false-glory" target="_blank">Top quality or false glory?</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Dhaka Tribune</font><p>The issue of Bangladeshi universities missing from university rankings in a global context that now perturbs the current vice-chancellors has just prompted ...</p><br><br><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/proxy/eBRSwHc14mVWlqt1-7refsAZm5VPm9XB8OA2EYhB6Zm5AzsJsdrEkvfUQtbfR_Y2ihy4955LZNhaHNxLvj0BNyL7CByScsZL1maopkgJ0BVXk3t9nT_r8iFeygS8RqCmKg=-w150-h150-c" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6434872" width="16" height="16"> "trump narcissist" - Google News Palmer Report: Donald Trump’s base can’t buy a clue https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/buy-clue-base-trump-donald/18088/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:e4fdf948-3aed-be40-d038-6c34b73e33d9 Tue, 21 May 2019 14:01:15 -0400 <div class="palmer-post-block1-third-ad-desktop-only" id="palmer-1980646628" style="text-align: center;"> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 300px; height: 250px;"></ins> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 300px; height: 250px;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /><p>During the plague years of 1665-1666, Isaac Newton fled Cambridge for his home in Lincolnshire and, as would any bored 23 year old, co-invented a method for the assembly and disassembly of infinitesimals that later became known as calculus. Calculus came in handy when, so the mythology goes, Newton later made the astonishing connection between a falling apple and the orbit of the Earth’s moon, and required calculus to describe that connection. </p> <p>It’s not uncommon for us to look at such people as Isaac Newton and wonder how they did it, even though we sort of know the answer already. Even if you never studied calculus and you don’t know how gravity works, most people know that calculus and the theory of gravity are things that can be taught. It isn’t great genius that we find in fact so baffling, but its opposite quality, great stupidity. From where we sit, stupidity is a huge puzzle, and we continue to display our befuddlement by it or misunderstanding of it by behaving as if it’s a puzzle that ought to yield to an easily-fathomed ultimate solution.</p> <p>The solution to the obdurate ignorance of Trump supporters, many of us believe, lies a mere Mueller testimony or tax return or pee pee tape away. But that is our mistake, in that the credit we give to the power of objective evidence is not transferable to our adversaries. Their thinking does not have an evidentiary basis.</p> <p>Enter the Dunning-Kruger Effect, and if you’re not already conversant with it or require a refresher then here’s your chance. In short, the Dunning-Kruger Effect describes the inability of certain people of insufficient competence to accurately judge their own competence. Or, it’s the tendency of people of low competence to presume they are significantly more competent than they actually are.</p> <div class="palmer-block1-second-ad-desktop-only" id="palmer-1093675985" style="float: left; margin-right: 7px;"><ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /><p>Donald Trump is an example of this. His competence in virtually everything he claims to understand is breathtakingly low, but he consistently describes himself as not only competent but far more competent than others, or, not infrequently, far more competent than “anyone else.”</p> <div class="palmer-after-first-paragraph" id="palmer-1674039044" style="float: left;"><ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /><div class="palmer-block2-second-ad-desktop-only" id="palmer-365321648" style="float: left; margin-right: 7px;"><ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /><p>This is amazingly good news to those in his base who are also, like Trump, exemplars of the Dunning-Kruger Effect. They see in the life of Donald Trump a kind of vindication of the nonsense they have been spouting most of their lives. Not only is Trump rich, their thinking goes, but he’s successful. He is, after all, the President of the United States. A man just like them couldn’t have risen so high if they themselves hadn’t been right all along. Their prejudices, their ignorant mistrust of science, their sanctimonious belief in their own superiority, all find in Trump an apotheosis of absolution. It is a compelling belief system that is so perfectly self-protected as to be almost unassailable. </p> <div class="palmer-middle-ad" id="palmer-817659000" style="float: left;"><ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /><div class="palmer-content" id="palmer-677761103" style="float: left;"><ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /><p>We need to lower our expectations and realize that very few Trump supporters have the wit or the willpower to change. That is why Trump’s support level has remained so stubbornly at around 35%, and probably always will. Our task is to teach the next generation how to think, how to reason, how to make valid connections between things.</p> <div class="palmer-bottom-ad" id="palmer-63657101"><div id="palmer-189004561" style="float: left;"><ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /></div><p>I cannot imagine someone like Trump making, on his own, the connection Isaac Newton made between a falling apple and the orbit of the Earth’s moon, and I’m guessing neither can you. I’m betting a very small number of Trump’s fanbase, on the other hand, can. The rest of them don’t even understand the question.</p><div class="palmer-matched-content-mobile" id="palmer-485698575"><ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: block;"></ins> </div><div class="palmer-post-block5-second-ad-desktop-only" id="palmer-691310685" style="float: left;"><p><ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> </p> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: block;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /><aside class="mashsb-container mashsb-main "><div class="mashsb-box"> <div class="mashsb-buttons"><a class="mashicon-facebook mash-small mashsb-noshadow" href="https://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.palmerreport.com%2Ffeed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span class="icon"></span><span class="text">Facebook Share</span></a><a class="mashicon-twitter mash-small mashsb-noshadow" href="https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?text=&amp;url=https://www.palmerreport.com/feed&amp;via=PalmerReport" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span class="icon"></span><span class="text">Twitter Share</span></a><a class="mashicon-mail mash-small mashsb-noshadow" href="mailto:?subject=I%20wanted%20you%20to%20see%20this%20site&amp;body=Check%20out%20this%20article:%20https%3A%2F%2Fwww.palmerreport.com%2Ffeed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span class="icon"></span><span class="text">Email this article</span></a> <div class="onoffswitch mash-small mashsb-noshadow"></div> <div class="secondary-shares" style="display: none;"><a class="mashicon-print mash-small mashsb-noshadow" href="http://www.printfriendly.com/print/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.palmerreport.com%2Ffeed&amp;item=" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span class="icon"></span><span class="text">Print Article</span></a><a class="mashicon-linkedin mash-small mashsb-noshadow" href="https://www.linkedin.com/shareArticle?trk=&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.palmerreport.com%2Ffeed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span class="icon"></span><span class="text">Linkedin</span></a><a class="mashicon-google mash-small mashsb-noshadow" href="https://plus.google.com/share?text=&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.palmerreport.com%2Ffeed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span class="icon"></span><span class="text">Google</span></a><a class="mashicon-whatsapp mash-small mashsb-noshadow" href="" rel="nofollow" style="display: none;" target="_blank"><span class="icon"></span><span class="text">Whatsapp</span></a><a class="mashicon-pinterest mash-small mashsb-noshadow" href="https://www.palmerreport.com/feed/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span class="icon"></span><span class="text">Pinterest</span></a><a class="mashicon-reddit mash-small mashsb-noshadow" href="http://www.reddit.com/submit?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.palmerreport.com%2Ffeed&amp;title=" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span class="icon"></span><span class="text">Reddit</span></a><a class="mashicon-stumbleupon mash-small mashsb-noshadow" href="http://www.stumbleupon.com/submit?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.palmerreport.com%2Ffeed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span class="icon"></span><span class="text">Stumbleupon</span></a><a class="mashicon-buffer mash-small mashsb-noshadow" href="https://bufferapp.com/add?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.palmerreport.com%2Ffeed&amp;text=" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span class="icon"></span><span class="text">Buffer</span></a><a class="mashicon-tumblr mash-small mashsb-noshadow" href="https://www.tumblr.com/share?v=3&amp;u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.palmerreport.com%2Ffeed&amp;t=" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span class="icon"></span><span class="text">Tumblr</span></a><a class="mashicon-pocket mash-small mashsb-noshadow" href="https://getpocket.com/save?title=&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.palmerreport.com%2Ffeed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span class="icon"></span><span class="text">Pocket</span></a><a class="mashicon-line mash-small mashsb-noshadow" href="http://line.me/R/msg/text/?%20https%3A%2F%2Fwww.palmerreport.com%2Ffeed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span class="icon"></span><span class="text">Line</span></a> <div class="onoffswitch2 mash-small mashsb-noshadow" style="display: none;"></div> </div> </div> </div> <div style="clear: both;"></div> </aside><p> </p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/buy-clue-base-trump-donald/18088/" rel="nofollow">Donald Trump&#8217;s base can&#8217;t buy a clue</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.palmerreport.com" rel="nofollow">Palmer Report</a>.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6501360" width="16" height="16"> Palmer Report analysis politics donald trump politics Robert Harrington Lawfare - Hard National Security Choices: What Powers Does a Formal Impeachment Inquiry Give the House? https://www.lawfareblog.com/what-powers-does-formal-impeachment-inquiry-give-house 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:f59a5382-0fe6-2947-589d-3fca05189fb4 Tue, 21 May 2019 13:57:58 -0400 <p>As the confrontation escalates between the House of Representatives and the White House over the production of documents, the appearance of witnesses and compliance with congressional subpoenas, so too have calls for Democrats to initiate impeachment proceedings. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi continues to push for further investigation of the president rather than an impeachment inquiry, while <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/pelosis-leadership-team-rebels-on-impeachment-presses-her-to-begin-an-inquiry/2019/05/20/263c11de-7b5b-11e9-a66c-d36e482aa873_story.html?utm_term=.b9f3ebcbafc0">some members of her caucus and its leadership team</a> and <a href="https://www.npr.org/2019/04/23/716247955/more-democrats-call-for-impeachment-proceedings-against-president-trump">several candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination</a> appear more willing to begin impeachment proceedings.</p> <p>There are a number of different ways to frame the decision that House Democrats must make as they move forward. First, impeachment is a fundamentally political phenomenon: A wide range of political goals and motivations bear on whether individual, elected members of Congress see it as an appropriate path. The aggregation of those preferences, as filtered through party leaders with agenda-setting power, may or may not lead to the opening of an impeachment inquiry. Another framing focuses on the question of whether Congress has a responsibility to pursue impeachment, conveyed by the portion of the oath members take that requires them to “faithfully discharge the duties of the office.”</p> <p>A third framing, which we address here, is a more practical one: whether, for the purposes of carrying out further investigation, the House’s hand would be strengthened significantly if it initiated impeachment proceedings. A <a href="https://www.politico.com/f/?id=0000016a-bc59-dbd0-ad7e-fe7ff1ef0000">May 15 letter</a> from White House Counsel Pat Cipollone to Jerrold Nadler, chairman of the House Committee on the Judiciary, brings this question into stark relief. The 12-page letter states, in essence, that the White House will not be providing any documents or information <a href="https://judiciary.house.gov/sites/democrats.judiciary.house.gov/files/documents/WhiteHouseLetter.pdf">requested</a> by the committee as part of an <a href="https://judiciary.house.gov/news/press-releases/house-judiciary-committee-unveils-investigation-threats-against-rule-law">investigation announced on March 4</a> “into the alleged obstruction of justice, public corruption, and other abuses of power by President Trump, his associates, and members of his Administration.” In its response, the White House outlines a host of political and legal arguments, relying heavily on the premise that Congress has no “legitimate legislative purpose” for requesting the materials. This sweeping repudiation of Congress’s oversight powers brings into stark relief the question of whether there are procedural advantages in pursuing the same information and lines of inquiry under the banner of impeachment proceedings.</p> <p><a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/04/24/how-trump-is-making-his-own-impeachment-more-likely/?utm_term=.7fe79137566a">Several experts have argued</a> that the House might have a stronger legal position in disputes with the executive branch over information and witness appearances if it were undertaking impeachment proceedings rather than investigations. Michael Conway, who served as counsel on the House judiciary committee during the Watergate investigation, <a href="https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/if-william-barr-continues-defy-subpoenas-watergate-offers-house-democrats-ncna1001426">has advanced a similar argument</a>. In particular, he points to a <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/1974/04/12/archives/texts-of-house-pannel-memorandums-on-subpoena-to-nixon-on-watergate.html">staff memo written in April 1974</a>, which argues that “the Supreme Court has contrasted the broad scope of the inquiry power of the House in impeachment proceedings with its more confined scope in legislative investigations. From the beginning of the Federal Government, presidents have stated that in an impeachment inquiry the Executive Branch could be required to produce papers that it might with‐hold in a legislative investigation.” Others are <a href="https://www.politico.com/story/2019/05/10/democrats-impeachment-trump-1315838">more skeptical</a>—like Alan Baron, a former attorney for the House judiciary committee on four judicial impeachments, who has cautioned that impeachment proceedings don’t “make all the problems go away.” Certainly—as was suggested during <a href="https://www.lawfareblog.com/lawfare-podcast-congress-congress-and-more-congress-margaret-taylor-and-molly-reynolds">our conversation on the </a><a href="https://www.lawfareblog.com/lawfare-podcast-congress-congress-and-more-congress-margaret-taylor-and-molly-reynolds"><em>Lawfare </em></a><a href="https://www.lawfareblog.com/lawfare-podcast-congress-congress-and-more-congress-margaret-taylor-and-molly-reynolds">podcast last month</a>—we would expect members to ask different kinds of questions during hearings if the goal is to establish a case for impeachment than if they are doing more general investigative work. But that is a separate issue from whether impeachment proceedings would meaningfully change the process members can use to obtain information in committee, the kind of material the committee could obtain and the speed at which the committee would be likely to obtain it. The answer to all these questions is: It depends.</p> <p>While several House committees are engaged in oversight work that could bear on an impeachment inquiry, the House judiciary committee, which would conduct impeachment hearings, will be our focus here. Historically, the initiation of impeachment proceedings has had implications for the way the judiciary committee obtains relevant material. But broader changes in congressional rules and procedures in recent years mean that today’s judiciary committee may not need the same kind of special powers it was granted as part of previous impeachment inquiries.</p> <p>The impeachment proceedings against both Presidents <a href="https://www.congress.gov/bill/93rd-congress/house-resolution/803">Nixon</a> and <a href="https://www.congress.gov/bill/105th-congress/house-resolution/581">Clinton</a> began with a vote by the full House of Representatives directing the judiciary committee “to investigate fully and completely whether sufficient grounds exist for the House of Representatives to exercise its constitutional power to impeach” the president in question. In both cases, the resolution granted several specific powers to the committee for it to use in the course of completing the investigation with which it was charged by the full House. First, the authorizing resolutions outlined procedures for issuing subpoenas. Second, the measures laid out a process for taking staff depositions.</p> <p>Specifically, the Nixon and Clinton resolutions allowed subpoenas to be issued by the chairman and the ranking minority member “acting jointly.” If either declined to act, the individual proposing the subpoena could issue it alone unless the other requested the issue be referred to the full committee for a vote. (Alternatively, the full committee vote could be the first step in the process.) As described in the 1998 report from the judiciary committee accompanying the authorizing resolution, this approach balances “<a href="https://www.congress.gov/105/crpt/hrpt795/CRPT-105hrpt795.pdf">maximum flexibility and bipartisanship</a>.”</p> <p>It was important for the House to enhance the judiciary committee’s subpoena powers in 1974 and 1998 because of the state of the chamber’s rules at the time. In 1974, only a few House committees had subpoena power under the rules of the House—though other committees, including the judiciary committee, were granted subpoena authority through separate investigative authorizing resolutions reported from the House Committee on Rules in each Congress. As part of broader reforms to the committee system that took effect in 1975, the House provided all committees with subpoena power as part of the rules. In 1977, the House adopted a rule change that allowed individual committees to, if they wished, delegate the power to issue subpoenas to the chairman alone, without the need to consult the full committee. But in 1998, when the House commenced impeachment proceedings against Clinton, the judiciary committee had no such provision granting that authority to its chair.</p> <p>Indeed, until recent years, unilateral subpoena power was relatively rare for House committee chairs. But between the 113th and 114th Congresses, <a href="https://constitutionproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/WhenCongressComesCalling.pdf">the number of chairs given this power by their committees doubled</a>—and the judiciary committee was among them. The judiciary committee chair retains this authority in the current Congress; <a href="https://judiciary.house.gov/sites/democrats.judiciary.house.gov/files/documents/RulesofProcedureFinal.1_0.pdf">its rules stipulate</a> that “a subpoena may be authorized and issued by the Chairman … following consultation with the Ranking Minority Member.” And while Chairman Jerrold Nadler <a href="https://www.politico.com/story/2019/01/28/nadler-subpoenas-gop-house-judiciary-1129642">indicated </a>in January 2019 that he would hold votes on any subpoenas to which Ranking Member Doug Collins objected, the rules do not specifically require that he do so. The need to seek full House authorization for expanded subpoena powers as part of an impeachment inquiry, then, is not as pressing as it was in 1974 or 1998.</p> <p>There has been a similar evolution in the rules surrounding depositions taken by committee staff, which allow committees to pursue additional information without imposing on members’ time and in a private setting that may be more likely to produce candor from witnesses. Under practices in place in 1974 and 1998, <a href="https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/95-949.pdf">deposition power for committee staff was periodically authorized by the full House for the purpose of specific investigations</a>. The resolutions authorizing both the Nixon and Clinton impeachment proceedings granted the judiciary committee this authority.</p> <p>Since 1998, however, the rules of the House governing staff depositions have evolved to give committees access to the tool more regularly. In 2007, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform was given the ability to set its own rules “<a href="https://www.congress.gov/bill/110th-congress/house-resolution/6/text?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22hres6%22%5D%7D&amp;r=1&amp;s=4)">authorizing and regulating the taking of depositions by a member or counsel of the committee</a>.” In 2015, <a href="https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-resolution/5/text?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22hres5%22%5D%7D&amp;r=3&amp;s=5">the House gave four committees</a> (Energy and Commerce; Financial Services; Science, Space, and Technology; and Ways and Means) the ability to conduct staff depositions; this power was initially granted for the first session of the Congress only but was later <a href="https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-resolution/579">extended to the second session</a>. Under subsequent rules issued by the House Committee on Rules for the conduct of such depositions, <a href="https://www.congress.gov/114/crec/2015/01/07/CREC-2015-01-07-pt1-PgE21-2.pdf">“at least one member of the committee shall be present … unless the witness to be deposed agrees in writing to waive this requirement</a>.” In 2017, the rule permitting staff depositions was <a href="https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-resolution/5/text?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22hres5%22%5D%7D&amp;r=2&amp;s=5">extended to cover almost all standing committees</a>, and the <a href="https://docs.house.gov/billsthisweek/20170102/115-HRES5-SxSv2.pdf">member attendance requirement was modified</a> such that it did not apply if the committee authorized the staff deposition to take place when the House was not in session.</p> <p>In January 2019, the opening day rules package for the 116th Congress again provided committee chairs with the authority to order the taking of a deposition; under the current rules, either a member or committee counsel is permitted to do so. <a href="https://docs.house.gov/billsthisweek/20181231/116-HRes6-SxS-U1.pdf">Members may participate, but their presence is not required</a>. So the judiciary committee already has the power to conduct staff depositions and does not need a special grant of authority to do so.</p> <p>Yet while today’s judiciary committee already has some of the useful powers for impeachment proceedings available, it could pursue additional procedural items if the House chooses to specifically authorize impeachment. For example, under a resolution introduced by Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Al Green directing the judiciary committee to “<a href="https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/257/text">inquir[e</a><a href="https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/257/text">] whether the House of Representatives should impeach</a>” President Trump, the power to take depositions and affidavits would be extended to “any subcommittee or task force designated by the [Judiciary] Committee,” and depositions could be taken by “consultants” as well as members and staff. The Tlaib/Green resolution also provides for additional funding for the judiciary committee in the context of an impeachment inquiry. (The 1974 resolution authorized the committee to use its existing resources on the investigation, and while funding was not addressed specifically in the 1998 resolution, there had been an <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/special/clinton/judiciary.htm">earlier dispute in the 105th Congress</a> about whether additional resources allocated to the committee were meant to prepare for possible impeachment.)</p> <p>It is worth noting that in both 1974 and 1998 impeachment proceedings, the House judiciary committee <a href="https://www.congress.gov/105/crpt/hrpt795/CRPT-105hrpt795.pdf">voted to give the president procedural rights</a> in the committee’s deliberations. The president and his counsel were invited to attend all executive session and open committee hearings, and the president’s counsel was entitled to cross-examine witnesses, make objections regarding the pertinence of evidence, respond to the evidence produced and even suggest additional evidence the committee should receive. Attorney James D. St. Clair represented Nixon before the House judiciary committee during the impeachment proceedings, essentially arguing that Nixon’s statements looked bad but were not criminal. Although St. Clair was not a government employee and was acting as Nixon’s private attorney, <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2001/03/12/us/james-st-clair-nixon-s-watergate-lawyer-is-dead-at-80.html">he </a><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2001/03/12/us/james-st-clair-nixon-s-watergate-lawyer-is-dead-at-80.html">insisted at the time</a> that he was representing the office of the presidency rather than Nixon personally: ''I don't represent Mr. Nixon personally …. I represent him in his capacity as president.'' He made his final arguments before the House judiciary committee in July 1974 as it prepared articles of impeachment against Nixon. During the House judiciary committee’s proceedings to consider impeachment of Bill Clinton in 1998, Clinton’s private attorney David Kendall <a href="https://www.congress.gov/congressional-report/105th-congress/house-report/830/">questioned Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr for an hour</a>.</p> <p>The current judiciary committee would not be bound by precedents to afford the president these same procedural rights, but committees often adhere to precedents unless there is a good reason to deviate. One can imagine President Trump sending Attorney General William Barr, White House counsel Pat Cipollone, White House Special Counsel Emmet Flood or his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani to the House impeachment proceedings to take full advantage of such rights in televised proceedings. He could even show up personally. So while impeachment proceedings do not unlock significant new procedural avenues for the judiciary committee, they could, in theory, afford the president more opportunities to inject himself or his lawyers into the spotlight.</p> <p>Impeachment proceedings may also give the judiciary committee a stronger case for obtaining certain materials protected from disclosure by statute, like the grand jury materials from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Under <a href="https://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frcrmp/rule_6">Rule 6(e) </a>of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, certain people—including the government attorney presenting the case—involved in a grand jury proceeding “must not disclose a matter occurring before the grand jury.” There are certain exceptions in the statute that would allow a judge to authorize disclosure for certain specified purposes, <a href="https://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frcrmp/rule_6">including</a> “preliminarily to or in connection with a judicial proceeding.”</p> <p>As we <a href="https://www.lawfareblog.com/mueller-report-redactions-will-congress-ever-see-all-mueller-grand-jury-material">wrote on</a><a href="https://www.lawfareblog.com/mueller-report-redactions-will-congress-ever-see-all-mueller-grand-jury-material"><em> Lawfare</em></a> last month, there is some historical precedent for the House judiciary committee to obtain such information from the court—most notably in the context of the Watergate impeachment proceedings. The relevant court opinion relied largely on a theory of inherent judicial authority, rather than an exception in statute, to turn the Watergate “road map” over to the House judiciary committee.</p> <p>But on April 5, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit <a href="https://www.lawfareblog.com/document-dc-circuit-rules-mckeever-v-barr">ruled</a> that judges <em>don’t </em>have inherent authority to release grand jury materials and must instead rely solely on exceptions outlined in Rule 6(e). So if the committee wishes to access that information, Nadler will likely need to convince the judge overseeing the Mueller grand jury that release of materials to the committee is “preliminarily to or in connection with a judicial proceeding.” Bottom line: It is easier to argue that an open impeachment proceeding is akin to a “judicial proceeding” than it is to argue that any run-of-the-mill oversight activities are preliminary to a judicial proceeding.</p> <p>There are also important questions about whether impeachment proceedings would produce compliance with congressional subpoenas—by either the executive branch or the courts.</p> <p>The White House’s principal justification for its current stonewalling strategy for ongoing House investigations would not be relevant in the context of impeachment. On April 24, the president <a href="https://twitter.com/kaitlancollins/status/1121069290495590400">told reporters</a>, “We’re fighting all of the subpoenas,” and Cipollone’s <a href="https://www.politico.com/f/?id=0000016a-bc59-dbd0-ad7e-fe7ff1ef0000">May 15 letter</a> supplies various legal arguments in support of this approach. First, the letter relies heavily on the argument that there is no legitimate “legislative purpose” for the request. (Congress’s general investigative powers are derived from its power to legislate.) Whatever the merits of this argument, it would simply not be relevant in the context of impeachment proceedings, because the power to impeach is contained in an entirely separate and discrete section of the U.S. Constitution.</p> <p>Second, the letter argues that even if a legitimate legislative purpose can be articulated, committees have limited authority to explore in detail any particular case of alleged wrongdoing, because Congress does not need such details in order to craft legislative fixes. Again, this would likewise not be relevant in the context of impeachment proceedings. The decision of whether to impeach requires the development of a detailed, backward-looking factual record of specific conduct by the president. While it is of course possible the White House could come up with different theories for stonewalling in the context of impeachment proceedings, these two arguments would fall away, leaving only arguments related to executive privilege to be made before the courts.</p> <p>Beyond the substance, it’s unclear whether courts would consider and decide such cases more quickly in the context of impeachment proceedings than similar cases pursued under the Congress’s investigative authority. One district court judge <a href="https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/house-democrats-subpoena-trump-accountant-judge-rules">expedited consideration</a> of one of the current investigative impasses—the House oversight and reform committee’s quest for Trump’s financial and accounting records from Mazars—and <a href="https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/6019022/20-19-Opinion-House-v-Trump.pdf">ruled in favor of the committee</a>. Trump has already appealed the case, and it is unclear how long this appeal and similar appeals will take. Moreover, the <a href="https://www.lawfareblog.com/oral-argument-summary-trump-v-committee-oversight-and-reform">case does not involve any claims of executive privilege</a>. Sorting out the scope of executive privilege is the most thorny a Molly E. Reynolds, Margaret Taylor "trump russian candidate" - Google News: We’ve Hit a New Low in Campaign Hit Pieces - Rolling Stone https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/taibbi-tulsi-gabbard-bernie-sanders-trump-2020-838156/ 1. 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Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:56c10d20-6cc4-36cf-4570-44fe2c30e2d2 Tue, 21 May 2019 13:35:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/juliareinstein/border-patrol-agent-texts-migrants-subhuman-savages" target="_blank">A Border Patrol Agent Called Migrants "Subhuman" And "Savages" Before Hitting One With A Truck</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">BuzzFeed News</font><p>In texts to his fellow Border Patrol agents, Matthew Bowen frequently referred to undocumented immigrants in racist and violent terms.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6469764" width="16" height="16"> "trump under federal investigation" - Google News Politics: How often does the Supreme Court overturn precedents like Roe v. Wade? https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/how-often-does-the-supreme-court-overturn-precedents-like-roe-v-wade/2019/05/21/48866489-e15e-4734-a844-b87df9554b72_story.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:a6d98535-c3c5-e265-7002-e2892e39b5c2 Tue, 21 May 2019 13:33:05 -0400 From the mid-1950s through the mid-1970s, the Supreme Court reversed its own positions in ways that dramatically reshaped the country on civil rights, freedom of speech and protections for criminal defendants. The current court under Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has similarly reversed some decades-old decisions.<br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_90w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/05/21/National-Politics/Images/MJXSDGRB5NDW5PN4IAZYLXHBM4.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_606w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/05/21/National-Politics/Images/MJXSDGRB5NDW5PN4IAZYLXHBM4.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_1024w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/05/21/National-Politics/Images/MJXSDGRB5NDW5PN4IAZYLXHBM4.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/836242" width="16" height="16"> Politics Dan Keating "Do mass shootings increase trump election chances?" - Google News: New UK PM may be needed to deliver Brexit: Northern Irish DUP's Dodds - Yahoo News https://www.yahoo.com/news/uk-pm-may-needed-deliver-brexit-northern-irish-173232808.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:80334149-8116-a496-2986-f6c049e7fa7a Tue, 21 May 2019 13:32:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.yahoo.com/news/uk-pm-may-needed-deliver-brexit-northern-irish-173232808.html" target="_blank">New UK PM may be needed to deliver Brexit: Northern Irish DUP's Dodds</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Yahoo News</font><p>DUBLIN (Reuters) - The deputy leader of the Northern Irish party propping up British Prime Minister Theresa May's government said on Tuesday he thought ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6439096" width="16" height="16"> "Do mass shootings increase trump election chances?" - Google News Politics: Trump administration hired Cuccinelli for senior DHS border role https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-administration-hired-cuccinelli-for-senior-dhs-border-role/2019/05/21/f9272ddc-7be1-11e9-a66c-d36e482aa873_story.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:b15033f5-43db-39ae-c29b-dc96fb119f30 Tue, 21 May 2019 13:28:12 -0400 The job appears to come in response to Trump’s desire for an immigration “czar,” although the former Virginia attorney general’s role will be more limited.<br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_90w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2015/05/26/Local-Politics/Images/Cuccinelli_Politics-05f2e-751.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_606w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2015/05/26/Local-Politics/Images/Cuccinelli_Politics-05f2e-751.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_1024w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2015/05/26/Local-Politics/Images/Cuccinelli_Politics-05f2e-751.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/836242" width="16" height="16"> Politics Josh Dawsey Politics: Trump administration will hire Cuccinelli for senior DHS border role https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-administration-hired-cuccinelli-for-senior-dhs-border-role/2019/05/21/f9272ddc-7be1-11e9-a66c-d36e482aa873_story.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:676bf322-9f51-99e5-830e-ed4ce6202467 Tue, 21 May 2019 13:28:12 -0400 The job appears to come in response to Trump’s desire for an immigration “czar,” although the former Virginia attorney general’s role is expected to be more limited.<br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_90w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2015/05/26/Local-Politics/Images/Cuccinelli_Politics-05f2e-751.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_606w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2015/05/26/Local-Politics/Images/Cuccinelli_Politics-05f2e-751.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_1024w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2015/05/26/Local-Politics/Images/Cuccinelli_Politics-05f2e-751.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/836242" width="16" height="16"> Politics Josh Dawsey "donald trump russia" - Google News: US intercepts Russian bombers, fighter jets off the coast of Alaska - CNN https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/21/politics/russian-bombers-alaska-intercept/index.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:cd8d8810-39ae-b53a-7f9a-deb7089a9cea Tue, 21 May 2019 13:28:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/21/politics/russian-bombers-alaska-intercept/index.html" target="_blank">US intercepts Russian bombers, fighter jets off the coast of Alaska</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">CNN</font><p>US F-22 stealth jets intercepted four Russian bombers and two Russian Su-35 fighter jets off the coast of Alaska on Monday, according to a statement from North ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6469805" width="16" height="16"> "donald trump russia" - Google News Donald Trump: Ken Cuccinelli Expected To Join DHS In Immigration Role: Reports https://www.huffpost.com/entry/ken-cuccinelli-dhs-immigation-role-reports_n_5ce42c0fe4b087700995cc53 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:82fdce9c-ef0e-4266-1c86-0a975ae89a88 Tue, 21 May 2019 13:27:07 -0400 The former attorney general of Virginia is known as an immigration hardliner.<br><br><img src="https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5ce42c752400008e0e7f1952.jpeg?cache=bseubdituz&ops=224_126" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6458218" width="16" height="16"> Donald Trump "FBI politicization" - Google News: Ken Cuccinelli Expected To Join DHS In Immigration Role: Reports - HuffPost https://www.huffpost.com/entry/ken-cuccinelli-dhs-immigation-role-reports_n_5ce42c0fe4b087700995cc53 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:8eb4214b-bcfe-44b0-957c-2c5251b50704 Tue, 21 May 2019 13:27:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.huffpost.com/entry/ken-cuccinelli-dhs-immigation-role-reports_n_5ce42c0fe4b087700995cc53" target="_blank">Ken Cuccinelli Expected To Join DHS In Immigration Role: Reports</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">HuffPost</font><p>Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is expected to join the Department of Homeland Security to play a key role on immigration, according to multiple ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6469771" width="16" height="16"> "FBI politicization" - Google News "Rudy Giuliani" - Google News: Afternoon Mirror: Buttigieg Gets TMZ’d At Reagan Airport - The Daily Caller https://dailycaller.com/2019/05/21/pete-buttigieg-tmz-reagan-airport/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:626b7850-0e3c-2ab0-77a4-cd66b295e748 Tue, 21 May 2019 13:27:00 -0400 <a href="https://dailycaller.com/2019/05/21/pete-buttigieg-tmz-reagan-airport/" target="_blank">Afternoon Mirror: Buttigieg Gets TMZ’d At Reagan Airport</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Daily Caller</font><p>Quote of the Day: “We're all basically covered in poop and seem to be doing just fine.” — Jamie Feldman, health writer for HuffPost, in a story about how dirty our ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6660090" width="16" height="16"> "Rudy Giuliani" - Google News "Trump Investigations" - Google News: Investigation tied to Michael Cohen case is ongoing, feds say - NBC News https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/justice-department/investigation-tied-michael-cohen-search-warrant-are-ongoing-n1008306 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:6eb790ed-a971-11f7-7c51-43b04d58ba92 Tue, 21 May 2019 13:25:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/justice-department/investigation-tied-michael-cohen-search-warrant-are-ongoing-n1008306" target="_blank">Investigation tied to Michael Cohen case is ongoing, feds say</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">NBC News</font><p>A federal investigation tied to President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen is still ongoing, according to court papers filed Tuesday.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6769505" width="16" height="16"> "Trump Investigations" - Google News Donald Trump: Democrats Inching Closer To Impeachment https://www.huffpost.com/entry/democrats-impeachment-trump_n_5ce41c83e4b075a35a2e1ef3 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:66c84e06-3d2e-ff22-0f6e-d91a07ec7a00 Tue, 21 May 2019 13:19:31 -0400 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called a special caucus meeting this week to talk about oversight strategy.<br><br><img src="https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5ce41dcd2100006d0a809fe1.jpeg?cache=qxvkb6hiao&ops=224_126" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6458218" width="16" height="16"> Donald Trump "trump and republican party" - Google News: New Republican PAC Seeks A More Inclusive GOP - The Daily Caller https://dailycaller.com/2019/05/21/new-republican-pac-seeks-a-more-inclusive-gop/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:5bee11a1-7c91-cee0-2982-c7e69e3a8748 Tue, 21 May 2019 13:15:00 -0400 <a href="https://dailycaller.com/2019/05/21/new-republican-pac-seeks-a-more-inclusive-gop/" target="_blank">New Republican PAC Seeks A More Inclusive GOP</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Daily Caller</font><p>A new conservative Political Action Committee (PAC) launched Monday night with the goal of creating a more inclusive Republican Party.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6455796" width="16" height="16"> "trump and republican party" - Google News "Do mass shootings increase trump election chances?" - Google News: 8-year-old Texas girl found after abduction - Yahoo News https://www.yahoo.com/news/8-old-texas-girl-found-160554953.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:34e346d5-65db-0575-84e0-043d916769c9 Tue, 21 May 2019 13:07:02 -0400 <a href="https://www.yahoo.com/news/8-old-texas-girl-found-160554953.html" target="_blank">8-year-old Texas girl found after abduction</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Yahoo News</font><p>Iran calls on Trump to address Iranians with respect, not threat of war. Iran called on Monday on the United States to address the Islamic Republic with respect, ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6439096" width="16" height="16"> "Do mass shootings increase trump election chances?" - Google News "Comey resignation" - Google News: Dutch minister quits over asylum seeker crime statistics - Yahoo News https://www.yahoo.com/news/dutch-minister-quits-over-asylum-seeker-crime-statistics-170315835.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:e81120f8-5ca9-a5e3-0ae6-dccfda667439 Tue, 21 May 2019 13:03:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.yahoo.com/news/dutch-minister-quits-over-asylum-seeker-crime-statistics-170315835.html" target="_blank">Dutch minister quits over asylum seeker crime statistics</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Yahoo News</font><p>THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch junior justice minister has quit after his department came under fire for appearing to minimize statistics about ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6472345" width="16" height="16"> "Comey resignation" - Google News "Rudy Giuliani" - Google News: Michael Cohen: Jay Sekulow Knew I Was Lying to Congress About the Moscow Project - Law & Crime https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/michael-cohen-jay-sekulow-knew-i-was-lying-to-congress-about-the-moscow-project/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:ba669bc8-c782-b31e-214e-f6afdf238490 Tue, 21 May 2019 13:02:24 -0400 <a href="https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/michael-cohen-jay-sekulow-knew-i-was-lying-to-congress-about-the-moscow-project/" target="_blank">Michael Cohen: Jay Sekulow Knew I Was Lying to Congress About the Moscow Project</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Law & Crime</font><p>Cohen said that he and Sekulow collaborated on what he would tell Congress about when the Moscow Project ended. Cohen claims that it was agreed that ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6660090" width="16" height="16"> "Rudy Giuliani" - Google News "2016 elections anxiety" - Google News: MAYO ELECTIONS 2019: Castlebar urban vote is destined to have huge bearing for FF and FG - Connaught Telegraph https://www.con-telegraph.ie/news/roundup/articles/2019/05/21/4174372-mayo-elections-2019-castlebar-urban-vote-is-destined-to-have-huge-bearing-for-ff-and-fg/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:cc445aaa-994c-4d86-ec14-db75339ea586 Tue, 21 May 2019 13:00:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.con-telegraph.ie/news/roundup/articles/2019/05/21/4174372-mayo-elections-2019-castlebar-urban-vote-is-destined-to-have-huge-bearing-for-ff-and-fg/" target="_blank">MAYO ELECTIONS 2019: Castlebar urban vote is destined to have huge bearing for FF and FG</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Connaught Telegraph</font><p>WITH the Castlebar area reduced from an eight to a seven-seater on this occasion as a result of Kiltimagh returning to the new Swinford district, the key battles ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6466069" width="16" height="16"> "2016 elections anxiety" - Google News "calls for Comey's resignation" - Google News: UK Intel Agencies Frame Spygate Involvement Ahead of Trump’s Declassification - The Epoch Times https://www.theepochtimes.com/uk-intel-agencies-frame-spygate-involvement-ahead-of-trumps-declassification_2930221.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:650ebd31-61b4-aed0-24f0-e0dbc24ea34d Tue, 21 May 2019 12:59:53 -0400 <a href="https://www.theepochtimes.com/uk-intel-agencies-frame-spygate-involvement-ahead-of-trumps-declassification_2930221.html" target="_blank">UK Intel Agencies Frame Spygate Involvement Ahead of Trump’s Declassification</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Epoch Times</font><p>The Telegraph published two separate articles detailing their version of when the heads of UK intelligence were briefed ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6472275" width="16" height="16"> "calls for Comey's resignation" - Google News "Comey resignation" - Google News: UK Intel Agencies Frame Spygate Involvement Ahead of Trump’s Declassification - The Epoch Times https://www.theepochtimes.com/uk-intel-agencies-frame-spygate-involvement-ahead-of-trumps-declassification_2930221.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:831187fb-bdbf-ac36-ba6e-87d05a8ae565 Tue, 21 May 2019 12:59:53 -0400 <a href="https://www.theepochtimes.com/uk-intel-agencies-frame-spygate-involvement-ahead-of-trumps-declassification_2930221.html" target="_blank">UK Intel Agencies Frame Spygate Involvement Ahead of Trump’s Declassification</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Epoch Times</font><p>The Telegraph published two separate articles detailing their version of when the heads of UK intelligence were briefed ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6472345" width="16" height="16"> "Comey resignation" - Google News "Russian Intelligence services" - Google News: The Kremlin’s Eager Accomplices - Slate https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/05/austria-freedom-party-strache-russia.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:315d959e-68ed-ff82-9461-eecdd5b4f457 Tue, 21 May 2019 12:59:00 -0400 <a href="https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/05/austria-freedom-party-strache-russia.html" target="_blank">The Kremlin’s Eager Accomplices</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Slate</font><p>Austria's vice chancellor resigned after video showed him offering government contracts to a woman he believed to be the niece of a Russian oligarch.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6457023" width="16" height="16"> "Russian Intelligence services" - Google News Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (3 sites): mikenov on Twitter: The #NewGermanAntiSemitism nyti.ms/2EnO3iR #Germany #Antisemitism https://twitter.com/mikenov/status/1130880426887798784 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:2db74234-aba9-6b38-a39f-041c7fd2f00d Tue, 21 May 2019 12:57:59 -0400 <div class="NB-twitter-rss"> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-tweet"><p>The #NewGermanAntiSemitism <a href="https://nyti.ms/2EnO3iR">nyti.ms/2EnO3iR</a><br />#Germany #Antisemitism</p></div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-quote-tweet"></div> <hr /> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-entities"></div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-author"> Posted by <a href="https://twitter.com/mikenov"><img src="https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/920700121347588096/JKTgtWyf_normal.jpg" style="height: 32px;" /></a> <a href="https://twitter.com/mikenov">mikenov</a> on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 4:57pm</div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-retweet"></div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-stats"> </div> </div><br /><br /><img height="16" src="https://www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6455151" width="16" /> mikenov on Twitter<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/7442838" width="16" height="16"> Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (3 sites) tweet link mikenov "Trump anxiety" - Google News: Democrats' Impeachment Divide Tests Pelosi - Capital Public Radio News http://www.capradio.org/news/npr/story?storyid=725356771 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:d705bebb-84a2-9cc1-bd97-5ac98adb71e9 Tue, 21 May 2019 12:56:27 -0400 <a href="http://www.capradio.org/news/npr/story?storyid=725356771" target="_blank">Democrats' Impeachment Divide Tests Pelosi</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Capital Public Radio News</font><p>President Trump's efforts to block congressional oversight into his administration and Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report is ratcheting up impeachment talk ...</p><br><br><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/proxy/2sLsCSjsOUJf1qkc2uWWGU2X6HD1_GD-I7EWsvBXq0K-gnC_H8czEQF4WR4S3FZvtVFC6p383nIPfagOEi624EnSMD00uk5nPtf9VgTKK9B-JJ-O2NvjBit-Q2M6vukbccyRzVTcjCwwOAIJ_aXW21yQV3wXIJPsiRp7G1UszEjC=-w150-h150-c" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6460789" width="16" height="16"> "Trump anxiety" - Google News "Rudy Giuliani" - Google News: Dan McGahn defies congressional subpoena after President Trump orders him not to testify - Salon https://www.salon.com/2019/05/21/dan-mcgahn-defies-congressional-subpoena-after-president-trump-orders-him-not-to-testify/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:9527d93f-3549-5f7d-2a9a-919717037d50 Tue, 21 May 2019 12:54:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.salon.com/2019/05/21/dan-mcgahn-defies-congressional-subpoena-after-president-trump-orders-him-not-to-testify/" target="_blank">Dan McGahn defies congressional subpoena after President Trump orders him not to testify</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Salon</font><p>A chair where McGahn was supposed to sit was left vacant as House Democrats threatened to enforce the subpoena.</p><br><br><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/proxy/TU3rd9FHEfc1VoVhXdFOFufxSQAIqQfWjSdCQSY9-WeRblHyg9IvtcnG-C7XvEQtN_DAmql9ixL_emsD4BMQhzfUTw=-w150-h150-c" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6660090" width="16" height="16"> "Rudy Giuliani" - Google News "Elections 2016 Investigation" - Google News: Over 500 abortion ban protests set to take place across US – live - The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/may/21/trump-news-today-live-don-mcgahn-mueller-report-2020-democrats-latest-updates 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:edddf32e-b92b-b063-388d-223eafd42c67 Tue, 21 May 2019 12:53:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/may/21/trump-news-today-live-don-mcgahn-mueller-report-2020-democrats-latest-updates" target="_blank">Over 500 abortion ban protests set to take place across US – live</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Guardian</font><p>A group of 23 states and cities sued the Trump administration over its move to expand the “conscience rule” which healthcare workers to refuse to participate in ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6660934" width="16" height="16"> "Elections 2016 Investigation" - Google News "Elections 2016 Investigation" - Google News: Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon of Pa. calls for Trump impeachment inquiry - Philly.com https://www.philly.com/news/mary-gay-scanlon-impeach-trump-mcgahn-judiciary-20190521.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:0e03c68b-ba52-6f47-e7ae-aed5f667fbf8 Tue, 21 May 2019 12:52:30 -0400 <a href="https://www.philly.com/news/mary-gay-scanlon-impeach-trump-mcgahn-judiciary-20190521.html" target="_blank">Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon of Pa. calls for Trump impeachment inquiry</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Philly.com</font><p>Scanlon is the second Pennsylvania House member to call for impeachment, and her statement came as some Democratic leaders have increased the pressure ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6660934" width="16" height="16"> "Elections 2016 Investigation" - Google News "trump russian money" - Google News: POLITICO Playbook PM: Trump taps Cuccinelli for immigration job. Will he have any power? - POLITICO https://www.politico.com/newsletters/playbook-pm/2019/05/21/trump-taps-cuccinelli-for-immigration-job-will-he-have-any-power-438697 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:fc45c6cf-5c52-dc50-4a35-3f3b101c1a48 Tue, 21 May 2019 12:52:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.politico.com/newsletters/playbook-pm/2019/05/21/trump-taps-cuccinelli-for-immigration-job-will-he-have-any-power-438697" target="_blank">POLITICO Playbook PM: Trump taps Cuccinelli for immigration job. Will he have any power?</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">POLITICO</font><p>And House Speaker Nancy Pelosi faces rising pressure to launch an impeachment inquiry.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6469804" width="16" height="16"> "trump russian money" - Google News "trump russian money" - Google News: Lock Him Up? - Crooked https://crooked.com/articles/lock-trump-up/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:8f790364-21ee-005d-8ed5-11e53bab424d Tue, 21 May 2019 12:51:51 -0400 <a href="https://crooked.com/articles/lock-trump-up/" target="_blank">Lock Him Up?</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Crooked</font><p>The final mechanism for accountability is a future Justice Department, committed to giving Trump the scrutiny he deserves.</p><br><br><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/proxy/uc7UVeqevcylZL2KLYxLvfoAodS3wnPpsaremzO57GohFKJamu6FF-1HbA1yA7SgjU-W_X3d4jTq_JYa_th5T5W--Y4r5mW6KdNJTU_-vLV7=-w150-h150-c" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6469804" width="16" height="16"> "trump russian money" - Google News "Trump Investigations" - Google News: Lock Him Up? - Crooked https://crooked.com/articles/lock-trump-up/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:37cf2fd1-4120-651c-5d1a-85f61db55a92 Tue, 21 May 2019 12:51:51 -0400 <a href="https://crooked.com/articles/lock-trump-up/" target="_blank">Lock Him Up?</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Crooked</font><p>The final mechanism for accountability is a future Justice Department, committed to giving Trump the scrutiny he deserves.</p><br><br><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/proxy/uc7UVeqevcylZL2KLYxLvfoAodS3wnPpsaremzO57GohFKJamu6FF-1HbA1yA7SgjU-W_X3d4jTq_JYa_th5T5W--Y4r5mW6KdNJTU_-vLV7=-w150-h150-c" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6769505" width="16" height="16"> "Trump Investigations" - Google News Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (3 sites): mikenov on Twitter: RT @SenSchumer: China's state-owned rail company CRRC is seeking to win big $$$ contracts to install transit equipment for MTA and NYC subw… https://twitter.com/mikenov/status/1130878118401646592 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:aee2747d-aa30-ef37-06bd-0ec238be4b9a Tue, 21 May 2019 12:48:48 -0400 <div class="NB-twitter-rss"> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-tweet"><p>China's state-owned rail company CRRC is seeking to win big $$$ contracts to install transit equipment for MTA and NYC subways.</p> <p>That's why @CommerceGov must review CRRC for any hint of national security worries or cyber-attack vulnerabilities.</p> <p><a href="https://nypost.com/2019/05/19/schumer-fears-chinese-companys-work-for-mta-may-threaten-national-security/">nypost.com/2019/05/19/sch…</a></p></div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-quote-tweet"></div> <hr /> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-entities"></div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-author"> Posted by <a href="https://twitter.com/SenSchumer"><img src="https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/978655909198036993/Gpnx2Os2_normal.jpg" style="height: 32px;" /></a> <a href="https://twitter.com/SenSchumer">SenSchumer</a> on Monday, May 20th, 2019 8:48pm</div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-retweet">Retweeted by <a href="https://twitter.com/mikenov"><img src="https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/920700121347588096/JKTgtWyf_normal.jpg" style="height: 20px;" /></a> <a href="https://twitter.com/mikenov">mikenov</a> on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 4:48pm</div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-stats"><br /><br /> <b>322</b> likes, <b>113</b> retweets</div> </div><br /><br /><img height="16" src="https://www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6455151" width="16" /> mikenov on Twitter<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/7442838" width="16" height="16"> Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (3 sites) retweeted retweet SenSchumer "roger stone" - Google News: Stone claims unfair prosecution by Mueller | TheHill - The Hill https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/444785-stone-claims-unfair-prosecution-by-mueller 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:c8f4187f-7b16-1835-7e3f-5a1e57fa8ce2 Tue, 21 May 2019 12:47:04 -0400 <a href="https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/444785-stone-claims-unfair-prosecution-by-mueller" target="_blank">Stone claims unfair prosecution by Mueller | TheHill</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Hill</font><p>Roger Stone in new court filings on Tuesday alleged that special counsel Robert Mueller unfairly targeted him and that he should not be charged with lying to ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6660097" width="16" height="16"> "roger stone" - Google News "Comey" - Google News: Obama officials should be 'terrified' by Barr's warning - OneNewsNow https://onenewsnow.com/politics-govt/2019/05/21/obama-officials-should-be-terrified-by-barrs-warning 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:b5fed7af-3915-cea5-a811-a4850d53cee0 Tue, 21 May 2019 12:37:23 -0400 <a href="https://onenewsnow.com/politics-govt/2019/05/21/obama-officials-should-be-terrified-by-barrs-warning" target="_blank">Obama officials should be 'terrified' by Barr's warning</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">OneNewsNow</font><p>A veteran of conservative politics says the U.S. attorney general appears to be serious about uncovering the plot against President Trump and the prime ...</p><br><br><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/proxy/iD_xmRRKTjNhy3qy0pzeZ65vQVQW5etgpuk2bAsm6AGQ9ngIHRaP_QGKPeHRPsvNPe1muSaUd2u1MP9sGIHxcJ1yolohVRFVnolUmP4JXO-bEw=-w150-h150-c" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6469779" width="16" height="16"> "Comey" - Google News "Trump Investigations" - Google News: Over 500 abortion ban protests set to take place across US – live - The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/may/21/trump-news-today-live-don-mcgahn-mueller-report-2020-democrats-latest-updates 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:84a1ec01-a3bf-d4aa-fdef-d6bdf3f2bf89 Tue, 21 May 2019 12:35:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/may/21/trump-news-today-live-don-mcgahn-mueller-report-2020-democrats-latest-updates" target="_blank">Over 500 abortion ban protests set to take place across US – live</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Guardian</font><p>Eastern Virginia Medical School will hold a news conference Wednesday to reveal findings of an independent investigation they conducted into the racist photo ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6769505" width="16" height="16"> "Trump Investigations" - Google News "trump under federal investigation" - Google News: Over 500 abortion ban protests set to take place across US – live - The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/may/21/trump-news-today-live-don-mcgahn-mueller-report-2020-democrats-latest-updates 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:191d3aee-9045-af9f-a736-5f708e02c62a Tue, 21 May 2019 12:35:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/may/21/trump-news-today-live-don-mcgahn-mueller-report-2020-democrats-latest-updates" target="_blank">Over 500 abortion ban protests set to take place across US – live</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Guardian</font><p>Eastern Virginia Medical School will hold a news conference Wednesday to reveal findings of an independent investigation they conducted into the racist photo ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6469764" width="16" height="16"> "trump under federal investigation" - Google News "Trump Investigations" - Google News: Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon of Pa. calls for impeaching Trump - Philly.com http://www.philly.com/news/mary-gay-scanlon-impeach-trump-mcgahn-judiciary-20190521.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:d7ca37e5-258d-e3c1-04c1-860d5878b91d Tue, 21 May 2019 12:34:27 -0400 <a href="http://www.philly.com/news/mary-gay-scanlon-impeach-trump-mcgahn-judiciary-20190521.html" target="_blank">Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon of Pa. calls for impeaching Trump</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Philly.com</font><p>Scanlon is the second Pennsylvania House member to call for impeachment, and her statement came as some Democratic leaders have increased the pressure ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6769505" width="16" height="16"> "Trump Investigations" - Google News "Anthony Weiner" - Google News: Hurricane Center: Andrea will 'degenerate,' no harm to land - WCYB https://wcyb.com/news/nation-world/hurricane-center-andrea-will-degenerate-no-harm-to-land 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:70a54012-dc06-e398-322e-d082885000c9 Tue, 21 May 2019 12:31:00 -0400 <a href="https://wcyb.com/news/nation-world/hurricane-center-andrea-will-degenerate-no-harm-to-land" target="_blank">Hurricane Center: Andrea will 'degenerate,' no harm to land</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">WCYB</font><p>MIAMI (AP) — The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season was fizzling out Tuesday over the western Atlantic, far from any shore. The National ...</p><br><br><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/i6naD5WEk4FdYCH5qg30sI75lBl9el-Ty9GGLme_NrY_1yku5hCPiRi8_XjMHR-II1Hkg9j5tw5YK_9RnfxezshkYX-nFi8za161bTMHmoRYtHteEEsT76FagLOtKm1Qhc7TkgqFcGtXj8UYEvZLe9xyncgMjU-rAhdo--1xEPwGYs30FqnMt-aAq441QbbqrmfaNA=-w150-h150-c" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6469843" width="16" height="16"> "Anthony Weiner" - Google News "Russia influence in Eastern Europe" - Google News: Secretly recorded video underscores months-long threat to Austrian media - Columbia Journalism Review https://www.cjr.org/watchdog/suddeutsche-zeitung-heinz-christian-strache.php 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:7b0ca566-da70-7b50-349e-835f18411228 Tue, 21 May 2019 12:30:43 -0400 <a href="https://www.cjr.org/watchdog/suddeutsche-zeitung-heinz-christian-strache.php" target="_blank">Secretly recorded video underscores months-long threat to Austrian media</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Columbia Journalism Review</font><p>On Friday, May 17, the German newspaper, Süddeutsche Zeitung, published a secretly recorded video. In it, Austria's vice chancellor, Heinz-Christian Strache, ...</p><br><br><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/Pxj97FiS2Oz-ulECYx7tucAlc1TCi2sMVzPPLnHfELVAvY-GF6CQsfij1o2cU7ukiK8XtynPQW6DVTC-DGPIO5S2p_Y2HxYdJ4dQpMLM3H_JJ7WZaQUNBt31KgL55M6oGuXD3FtyPJcURv2PFM-bqor6iw=-w150-h150-c" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6454850" width="16" height="16"> "Russia influence in Eastern Europe" - Google News "trump anxiety" - Google News: Lessons from Australia: Voters put pocketbooks over climate change, again | TheHill - The Hill https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/444629-lessons-from-australia-voters-put-pocketbooks-over-climate-change-again 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:99d55668-da66-c3bd-cd72-d8ac852e0f66 Tue, 21 May 2019 12:30:08 -0400 <a href="https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/444629-lessons-from-australia-voters-put-pocketbooks-over-climate-change-again" target="_blank">Lessons from Australia: Voters put pocketbooks over climate change, again | TheHill</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Hill</font><p>This same thing seems to happen over and over; voters “virtue signal” their concern about climate change, but end up putting economic interests first.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6466079" width="16" height="16"> "trump anxiety" - Google News "2016 elections anxiety" - Google News: Lessons from Australia: Voters put pocketbooks over climate change, again | TheHill - The Hill https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/444629-lessons-from-australia-voters-put-pocketbooks-over-climate-change-again 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:5c4b1dc4-3da9-b946-8439-6a7f468f38a6 Tue, 21 May 2019 12:30:08 -0400 <a href="https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/444629-lessons-from-australia-voters-put-pocketbooks-over-climate-change-again" target="_blank">Lessons from Australia: Voters put pocketbooks over climate change, again | TheHill</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Hill</font><p>This same thing seems to happen over and over; voters “virtue signal” their concern about climate change, but end up putting economic interests first.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6466069" width="16" height="16"> "2016 elections anxiety" - Google News "trump electorate" - Google News: Lessons from Australia: Voters put pocketbooks over climate change, again | TheHill - The Hill https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/444629-lessons-from-australia-voters-put-pocketbooks-over-climate-change-again 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:301ae86e-fff1-f4e0-73ac-a732328e701d Tue, 21 May 2019 12:30:08 -0400 <a href="https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/444629-lessons-from-australia-voters-put-pocketbooks-over-climate-change-again" target="_blank">Lessons from Australia: Voters put pocketbooks over climate change, again | TheHill</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Hill</font><p>This same thing seems to happen over and over; voters “virtue signal” their concern about climate change, but end up putting economic interests first.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6456535" width="16" height="16"> "trump electorate" - Google News "putin and trump" - Google News: Russian secret documents show plot to stoke US racial violence - Vox.com https://www.vox.com/2019/5/21/18633783/russia-2020-election-racial-violence-nbc 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:808c1a7b-99de-420a-5032-15d271e924b6 Tue, 21 May 2019 12:30:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.vox.com/2019/5/21/18633783/russia-2020-election-racial-violence-nbc" target="_blank">Russian secret documents show plot to stoke US racial violence</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Vox.com</font><p>Russians involved in 2016 election interference and close to Putin reportedly have plans to stoke African American violence in America.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6467006" width="16" height="16"> "putin and trump" - Google News "trump russia ties" - Google News: Russian secret documents show plot to stoke US racial violence - Vox.com https://www.vox.com/2019/5/21/18633783/russia-2020-election-racial-violence-nbc 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:98f3eff5-449e-2fc5-b255-7ce412c05b93 Tue, 21 May 2019 12:30:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.vox.com/2019/5/21/18633783/russia-2020-election-racial-violence-nbc" target="_blank">Russian secret documents show plot to stoke US racial violence</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Vox.com</font><p>Russians involved in 2016 election interference and close to Putin reportedly have plans to stoke African American violence in America.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6434871" width="16" height="16"> "trump russia ties" - Google News "russian organized crime in us" - Google News: Russian secret documents show plot to stoke US racial violence - Vox.com https://www.vox.com/2019/5/21/18633783/russia-2020-election-racial-violence-nbc 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:cf06995c-0fe1-c2f3-091d-e465bee2205b Tue, 21 May 2019 12:30:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.vox.com/2019/5/21/18633783/russia-2020-election-racial-violence-nbc" target="_blank">Russian secret documents show plot to stoke US racial violence</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Vox.com</font><p>Russians involved in 2016 election interference and close to Putin reportedly have plans to stoke African American violence in America.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6457126" width="16" height="16"> "russian organized crime in us" - Google News "donald trump russia" - Google News: Russian secret documents show plot to stoke US racial violence - Vox.com https://www.vox.com/2019/5/21/18633783/russia-2020-election-racial-violence-nbc 1. 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Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:a00a4b04-3867-a72c-72a7-90c92ba52d1c Tue, 21 May 2019 12:30:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.vox.com/2019/5/21/18633783/russia-2020-election-racial-violence-nbc" target="_blank">Russian secret documents show plot to stoke US racial violence</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Vox.com</font><p>Russians involved in 2016 election interference and close to Putin reportedly have plans to stoke African American violence in America.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6457082" width="16" height="16"> "organized crime and intelligence" - Google News "trump and russia" - Google News: Russian secret documents show plot to stoke US racial violence - Vox.com https://www.vox.com/2019/5/21/18633783/russia-2020-election-racial-violence-nbc 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:06eace57-880c-c9e3-f84d-8151d26dc233 Tue, 21 May 2019 12:30:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.vox.com/2019/5/21/18633783/russia-2020-election-racial-violence-nbc" target="_blank">Russian secret documents show plot to stoke US racial violence</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Vox.com</font><p>Russians involved in 2016 election interference and close to Putin reportedly have plans to stoke African American violence in America.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6456135" width="16" height="16"> "trump and russia" - Google News "Russian Intelligence services and international organized crime" - Google News: Ukraine's new president replaces Chief of the General Staff: decree - Yahoo News https://www.yahoo.com/news/ukraines-president-replaces-chief-general-staff-decree-161320143.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:45fbefde-4f3e-9865-104d-931562949660 Tue, 21 May 2019 12:13:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.yahoo.com/news/ukraines-president-replaces-chief-general-staff-decree-161320143.html" target="_blank">Ukraine's new president replaces Chief of the General Staff: decree</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Yahoo News</font><p>KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's new President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Tuesday promoted Lieutenant General Ruslan Khomchak to be the Chief of the General Staff ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6457031" width="16" height="16"> "Russian Intelligence services and international organized crime" - Google News "Russian Intelligence services and organized crime" - Google News: Ukraine's new president replaces Chief of the General Staff: decree - Yahoo News https://www.yahoo.com/news/ukraines-president-replaces-chief-general-staff-decree-161320143.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:84df71fd-4638-06cc-09fa-a1b145c1d3a1 Tue, 21 May 2019 12:13:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.yahoo.com/news/ukraines-president-replaces-chief-general-staff-decree-161320143.html" target="_blank">Ukraine's new president replaces Chief of the General Staff: decree</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Yahoo News</font><p>KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's new President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Tuesday promoted Lieutenant General Ruslan Khomchak to be the Chief of the General Staff ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6457030" width="16" height="16"> "Russian Intelligence services and organized crime" - Google News "Russian Intelligence, organized crime and political interference" - Google News: Former Sudanese intelligence chief's guards block his arrest: prosecutors - Yahoo News https://www.yahoo.com/news/former-sudanese-intelligence-chiefs-guards-block-arrest-prosecutors-161130857.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:064a398f-5729-9820-f469-ffdd6a199fc2 Tue, 21 May 2019 12:11:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.yahoo.com/news/former-sudanese-intelligence-chiefs-guards-block-arrest-prosecutors-161130857.html" target="_blank">Former Sudanese intelligence chief's guards block his arrest: prosecutors</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Yahoo News</font><p>Sudanese prosecutors ordered the arrest of former intelligence chief for questioning over a bank account but his guards blocked his arrest, the prosecutor's ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6457135" width="16" height="16"> "Russian Intelligence, organized crime and political interference" - Google News "organized crime and Russian intelligence" - Google News: Former Sudanese intelligence chief's guards block his arrest: prosecutors - Yahoo News https://www.yahoo.com/news/former-sudanese-intelligence-chiefs-guards-block-arrest-prosecutors-161130857.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:679dee3a-3618-f948-3951-4f4d267db464 Tue, 21 May 2019 12:11:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.yahoo.com/news/former-sudanese-intelligence-chiefs-guards-block-arrest-prosecutors-161130857.html" target="_blank">Former Sudanese intelligence chief's guards block his arrest: prosecutors</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Yahoo News</font><p>Sudanese prosecutors ordered the arrest of former intelligence chief for questioning over a bank account but his guards blocked his arrest, the prosecutor's ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6458057" width="16" height="16"> "organized crime and Russian intelligence" - Google News Donald Trump | The Guardian: Stephen Colbert on Trump: 'An out-of-control toddler' https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2019/may/21/stephen-colbert-trump-toddler-late-night-tv 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:9bd86215-b786-254a-fed5-37c315852f0e Tue, 21 May 2019 12:07:21 -0400 <p>Late-night hosts discussed Trump’s tensions with Iran and what happened after ‘a Republican finally read the Mueller report’</p><p>Late-night hosts found themselves praising Republicans and even complimenting Trump for being the most level headed person on the escalating tension between Iran and the United States.</p><p dir="ltr" lang="en">Men passing laws on abortion makes as much sense as the Amish passing laws on cybersecurity. <a href="https://t.co/kCGIJhWeWj">pic.twitter.com/kCGIJhWeWj</a></p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2019/may/21/stephen-colbert-trump-toddler-late-night-tv">Continue reading...</a><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6655377" width="16" height="16"> Donald Trump | The Guardian late-night tv roundup culture stephen colbert trevor noah television &#38; radio us television television tv comedy comedy donald trump Dream McClinton "Russian Intelligence services" - Google News: Germany beats Finland, Czech Republic tops Swiss at worlds - Yahoo News https://www.yahoo.com/news/germany-beats-finland-czech-republic-tops-swiss-worlds-160648076.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:e8ec6611-aa4c-a1f2-524a-506da0d9f728 Tue, 21 May 2019 12:06:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.yahoo.com/news/germany-beats-finland-czech-republic-tops-swiss-worlds-160648076.html" target="_blank">Germany beats Finland, Czech Republic tops Swiss at worlds</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Yahoo News</font><p>KOSICE, Slovakia (AP) — Leon Draisaitl scored tiebreaking and go-ahead goals late in the third period, lifting Germany to a 4-2 win over Finland at the world ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6457023" width="16" height="16"> "Russian Intelligence services" - Google News "trump and republican party" - Google News: Joy Behar says call to throw entire Republican Party in jail just 'hyperbole' - Fox News https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/joy-behar-republican-party-jail-hyperbole 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:421e4a4c-e234-f903-77ad-caade1e4e3bc Tue, 21 May 2019 12:04:04 -0400 <a href="https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/joy-behar-republican-party-jail-hyperbole" target="_blank">Joy Behar says call to throw entire Republican Party in jail just 'hyperbole'</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Fox News</font><p>"The View" hosts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg were not pleased with President Trump's decision to prevent former White House counsel Don McGahn from ...</p><br><br><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/KnSVtjzdQ4fzmnT65M6uh8c7sFrdd3DICAw2_-KrLvYMyGIPpnojr7hVipkvK_ZiN5-_VPhSLCet_MmQh8-XnkcnOKMygo0aq3CoAzRP4Zcmiyj9Ysui32E-7nMvyEiAfQlMLF9hZw1O58Ykt7wRYvLaZuSEgnzk5dy60HvvPIo=-w150-h150-c" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6455796" width="16" height="16"> "trump and republican party" - Google News "Comey" - Google News: Obama knew Comey was going to 'blackmail' Trump, Joe diGenova says - Washington Examiner https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/obama-knew-comey-was-going-to-blackmail-trump-joe-digenova-says 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:8707a4d0-810b-15ca-d8c8-d6065aceaede Tue, 21 May 2019 12:04:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/obama-knew-comey-was-going-to-blackmail-trump-joe-digenova-says" target="_blank">Obama knew Comey was going to 'blackmail' Trump, Joe diGenova says</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Washington Examiner</font><p>Former President Barack Obama knew his FBI director was going to "blackmail" incoming President Trump in January 2017, attorney Joe diGenova said.</p><br><br><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/proxy/Uxraak_mjXBYunfBf0OYqQUGp50oMqCbFWGZxyK0BrAn_D_bFEgNz5cIf8_u3-IbtLw_Uf2HDx6olVtw6Ks_qRMNuDsDr2ghve-4DrGdwgE7uaw1TQxggNNDT4o2JZGgJ0XIdXIUsCNskKvyyq_oJCOpwyNdxCvbl6n53CdqIV_wZXl8sZfxVZcwQ3MPwW1TUQLWYPL8ruakVQ08rbMZM53o-qEbMojQ_qO2EJ-HblkbQcu1l7wEYm33KhbBaFv5gKr7Z2sAxrMpaM2aaXuKYpZA50Nbkcjaq3t8W0Wv-ObrkZd0GLVcer49rqs29UJTldqFmlq3lLvYJuBW8Qk-HCcyydqCRsQixQ=-w150-h150-c" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6469779" width="16" height="16"> "Comey" - Google News "Trump liar" - Google News: Trump Begs Merrick Garland to Keep His Financial Lies Private - Vanity Fair https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/05/donald-trump-mazars-appeal-merrick-garland 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:a2276788-b959-6d1e-1c74-176c6b8fb63d Tue, 21 May 2019 12:04:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/05/donald-trump-mazars-appeal-merrick-garland" target="_blank">Trump Begs Merrick Garland to Keep His Financial Lies Private</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Vanity Fair</font><p>Something tells us Garland isn't itching to do the president any favors.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6434859" width="16" height="16"> "Trump liar" - Google News "Abedin" - Google News: Four accused of kidnapping bound over for trial - Platte County Record Times https://pcrecordtimes.com/article/four-accused-of-kidnapping-bound-over-for-trial 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:6cc09000-6e1a-301d-669c-061a4ede1c1b Tue, 21 May 2019 11:59:53 -0400 <a href="https://pcrecordtimes.com/article/four-accused-of-kidnapping-bound-over-for-trial" target="_blank">Four accused of kidnapping bound over for trial</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Platte County Record Times</font><p>RIVERTON — After a heated preliminary hearing consumed most of Wednesday afternoon, four alleged kidnappers were bound over to district court to face ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6469841" width="16" height="16"> "Abedin" - Google News "Russian Intelligence, organized crime and mass shootings" - Google News: Demare wins crash-affected Stage 10; Conti keeps Giro lead - Yahoo News https://www.yahoo.com/news/demare-wins-crash-affected-stage-10-conti-keeps-155624015.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:5c98e73b-7749-176e-3aa5-a2adccbebc6c Tue, 21 May 2019 11:56:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.yahoo.com/news/demare-wins-crash-affected-stage-10-conti-keeps-155624015.html" target="_blank">Demare wins crash-affected Stage 10; Conti keeps Giro lead</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Yahoo News</font><p>MODENA, Italy (AP) — Arnaud Demare of France sprinted to victory after a crash affected the end of the 10th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Saturday, while Italian ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6457066" width="16" height="16"> "Russian Intelligence, organized crime and mass shootings" - Google News "Russian Intelligence services and international organized crime" - Google News: Demare wins crash-affected Stage 10; Conti keeps Giro lead - Yahoo News https://www.yahoo.com/news/demare-wins-crash-affected-stage-10-conti-keeps-155624015.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:e4040f5d-6238-d857-ac3e-a18380765c9f Tue, 21 May 2019 11:56:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.yahoo.com/news/demare-wins-crash-affected-stage-10-conti-keeps-155624015.html" target="_blank">Demare wins crash-affected Stage 10; Conti keeps Giro lead</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Yahoo News</font><p>MODENA, Italy (AP) — Arnaud Demare of France sprinted to victory after a crash affected the end of the 10th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Saturday, while Italian ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6457031" width="16" height="16"> "Russian Intelligence services and international organized crime" - Google News "trump and republican party" - Google News: Diehard Trump Supporter From Erie Takes Control Of NY State Republican Party - Gothamist http://gothamist.com/2019/05/21/langworthy_trump_cox_gop.php 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:31996a83-0013-c1b3-776f-ed85a8278dd9 Tue, 21 May 2019 11:54:00 -0400 <a href="http://gothamist.com/2019/05/21/langworthy_trump_cox_gop.php" target="_blank">Diehard Trump Supporter From Erie Takes Control Of NY State Republican Party</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Gothamist</font><p>The Erie County Republican Party Chairman, 38-year-old Nick Langworthy, has deposed the New York State Party Chairman, Ed Cox, after the GOP saw a ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6455796" width="16" height="16"> "trump and republican party" - Google News "US elections and russia" - Google News: 'Putin's chef' sought to foment racial violence in U.S. South to impact national elections: NBC News - OregonLive https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2019/05/putins-chef-sought-to-foment-racial-violence-in-us-south-in-run-up-to-2016-election-nbc-news.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:59cf5b14-5119-88ce-e8f7-ec0b068b5f3f Tue, 21 May 2019 11:53:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2019/05/putins-chef-sought-to-foment-racial-violence-in-us-south-in-run-up-to-2016-election-nbc-news.html" target="_blank">'Putin's chef' sought to foment racial violence in U.S. South to impact national elections: NBC News</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">OregonLive</font><p>The plan apparently called for recruits to go to Africa for “combat prep and training in sabotage.”</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6456143" width="16" height="16"> "US elections and russia" - Google News "Russian Intelligence, organized crime and political interference" - Google News: 'Putin's chef' sought to foment racial violence in U.S. South to impact national elections: NBC News - OregonLive https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2019/05/putins-chef-sought-to-foment-racial-violence-in-us-south-in-run-up-to-2016-election-nbc-news.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:c7ebd3b9-782b-00f4-191c-cf28301614fe Tue, 21 May 2019 11:53:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2019/05/putins-chef-sought-to-foment-racial-violence-in-us-south-in-run-up-to-2016-election-nbc-news.html" target="_blank">'Putin's chef' sought to foment racial violence in U.S. South to impact national elections: NBC News</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">OregonLive</font><p>The plan apparently called for recruits to go to Africa for “combat prep and training in sabotage.”</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6457135" width="16" height="16"> "Russian Intelligence, organized crime and political interference" - Google News "putin won US 2016 election" - Google News: 'Putin's chef' sought to foment racial violence in U.S. South to impact national elections: NBC News - OregonLive https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2019/05/putins-chef-sought-to-foment-racial-violence-in-us-south-in-run-up-to-2016-election-nbc-news.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:23db3428-885f-8087-cae3-2028945de627 Tue, 21 May 2019 11:53:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2019/05/putins-chef-sought-to-foment-racial-violence-in-us-south-in-run-up-to-2016-election-nbc-news.html" target="_blank">'Putin's chef' sought to foment racial violence in U.S. South to impact national elections: NBC News</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">OregonLive</font><p>The plan apparently called for recruits to go to Africa for “combat prep and training in sabotage.”</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6469759" width="16" height="16"> "putin won US 2016 election" - Google News "Rudy Giuliani" - Google News: Trump attacks Joe Biden because his family moved away from Pennsylvania - Vox.com https://www.vox.com/2019/5/21/18633958/trump-attacks-biden-pennsylvania-moved 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:54e67946-b095-d217-f8b2-f864b84121f4 Tue, 21 May 2019 11:50:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.vox.com/2019/5/21/18633958/trump-attacks-biden-pennsylvania-moved" target="_blank">Trump attacks Joe Biden because his family moved away from Pennsylvania</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Vox.com</font><p>Joe Biden's family moved away from the town he was born in — Scranton, Pennsylvania — when he was a boy. President Donald Trump wants Pennsylvanians ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6660090" width="16" height="16"> "Rudy Giuliani" - Google News "Elections 2016 Investigation" - Google News: Democrats divided over whether it's time to open impeachment inquiry - Roll Call https://www.rollcall.com/news/congress/democrats-divided-over-whether-its-time-to-open-impeachment-inquiry 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:536c90ce-0d31-c6c4-1312-f43cf5a41f8e Tue, 21 May 2019 11:43:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.rollcall.com/news/congress/democrats-divided-over-whether-its-time-to-open-impeachment-inquiry" target="_blank">Democrats divided over whether it's time to open impeachment inquiry</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Roll Call </font><p>House Democrats are divided over whether they should open an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, with top leaders still hesitant to do so ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6660934" width="16" height="16"> "Elections 2016 Investigation" - Google News "russia helping trump" - Google News: US reiterates threat of sanctions against Russian gas pipeline - Business Day https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/world/europe/2019-05-21-us-reiterates-threat-of-sanctions-against-russian-gas-pipeline/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:86e752cc-fb18-e2e4-9d0a-1d01d3c2fcda Tue, 21 May 2019 11:43:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/world/europe/2019-05-21-us-reiterates-threat-of-sanctions-against-russian-gas-pipeline/" target="_blank">US reiterates threat of sanctions against Russian gas pipeline</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Business Day</font><p>Energy secretary Rick Perry warns in Kiev that the sanctions bill will target companies building the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.</p><br><br><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/icWiw-jnAgrYnlV59-yLU7CpIcXB-Ge_0FO7V1NfTcmt_q-CUr3_-R-bLXEvWI-1-AN0xDkS7uhLvIjGUTNiYvE-esPFqio=-w150-h150-c" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6469798" width="16" height="16"> "russia helping trump" - Google News Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (3 sites): mikenov on Twitter: #Stupid, #Brainless, #Degenerate #FBI #Spies on #Everything &amp; #Everyone &amp; they do it in #way to get #red-handed #readily, out of #guilt. They think that these "#Noble https://twitter.com/mikenov/status/1130861308046434304 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:122a090b-135c-554f-420b-468b7d351d88 Tue, 21 May 2019 11:42:00 -0400 <div class="NB-twitter-rss"> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-tweet"><p>#Stupid, #Brainless, #Degenerate #FBI #Spies on #Everything &amp; #Everyone &amp; they do it in #way to get #red-handed #readily, out of #guilt. They think that these "#NoblePursuits" #justify their #miserable #Faggotty #Existence. <br />#FireNincompoops! #PurgeFBI! #InvestigateInvestigators! <a href="https://twitter.com/mikenov/status/1130861308046434304/photo/1">pic.twitter.com/dE6BbSaHC1</a></p></div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-quote-tweet"></div> <hr /> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-entities"><img src="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D7GgWT3XsAED1Ld.jpg" /> <hr /></div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-author"> Posted by <a href="https://twitter.com/mikenov"><img src="https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/920700121347588096/JKTgtWyf_normal.jpg" style="height: 32px;" /></a> <a href="https://twitter.com/mikenov">mikenov</a> on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 3:42pm</div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-retweet"></div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-stats"> </div> </div><br /><br /><img height="16" src="https://www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6455151" width="16" /> mikenov on Twitter<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/7442838" width="16" height="16"> Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (3 sites) photo tweet link mikenov "trump russian money" - Google News: Don McGahn expected to be held in contempt over refusal to testify – live - The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/may/21/trump-news-today-live-don-mcgahn-mueller-report-2020-democrats-latest-updates 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:94d471f6-bdb4-ea9e-5c85-231a8248d6b9 Tue, 21 May 2019 11:35:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/may/21/trump-news-today-live-don-mcgahn-mueller-report-2020-democrats-latest-updates" target="_blank">Don McGahn expected to be held in contempt over refusal to testify – live</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Guardian</font><p>The former White House counsel had been subpoenaed to appear before the House judiciary committee but Trump blocked his testimony.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6469804" width="16" height="16"> "trump russian money" - Google News Donald Trump: Nadler: Trump's Effort To Stop Mueller Probe 'Constitutes A Crime' https://www.huffpost.com/entry/nadler-trump-mueller-report_n_5ce40bfae4b0e69c18f253e4 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:e65f9c6f-e03d-95ed-14e1-f9b20e849fbc Tue, 21 May 2019 11:34:29 -0400 The House Judiciary Committee chair also pilloried Trump for blocking testimony from former White House counsel Don McGahn, holding a hearing featuring an empty chair.<br><br><img src="https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5ce4137d240000990e7f18bc.jpeg?ops=224_126" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6458218" width="16" height="16"> Donald Trump "Trump Investigations" - Google News: Federalist Society's Leonard Leo is helping Trump make courts more conservative - Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/investigations/leonard-leo-federalists-society-courts/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:3a222765-5c63-4a56-4d62-c0dd8a7eecc6 Tue, 21 May 2019 11:33:45 -0400 <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/investigations/leonard-leo-federalists-society-courts/" target="_blank">Federalist Society's Leonard Leo is helping Trump make courts more conservative</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Washington Post</font><p>Leonard Leo helped conservative nonprofits raise $250 million from mostly undisclosed donors in recent years to promote conservative judges and causes.</p><br><br><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/W28slOCYVhXwiIq_DZT-seNyiziX8__hL2xEdMCF5xsFjwoStbbtnCLvTsEQLXIkLQ26KO_WA6wqmdG1HpHxJWjgNPjymKJzdHqKxPd-WTXjD4Me14UzzuTXNC6X3DALQR9IC90g1y9rumAH_6FGYiEGFLLMqzpfW3A=-w150-h150-c" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6769505" width="16" height="16"> "Trump Investigations" - Google News "trump under federal investigation" - Google News: Federalist Society's Leonard Leo is helping Trump make courts more conservative - Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/investigations/leonard-leo-federalists-society-courts/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:37baa9b5-3259-8059-05ed-cf46d7e2fb50 Tue, 21 May 2019 11:33:45 -0400 <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/investigations/leonard-leo-federalists-society-courts/" target="_blank">Federalist Society's Leonard Leo is helping Trump make courts more conservative</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Washington Post</font><p>Leonard Leo helped conservative nonprofits raise $250 million from mostly undisclosed donors in recent years to promote conservative judges and causes.</p><br><br><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/W28slOCYVhXwiIq_DZT-seNyiziX8__hL2xEdMCF5xsFjwoStbbtnCLvTsEQLXIkLQ26KO_WA6wqmdG1HpHxJWjgNPjymKJzdHqKxPd-WTXjD4Me14UzzuTXNC6X3DALQR9IC90g1y9rumAH_6FGYiEGFLLMqzpfW3A=-w150-h150-c" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6469764" width="16" height="16"> "trump under federal investigation" - Google News Politics: Voters in Pennsylvania’s 12th District head to the polls in special election https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/voters-in-pennsylvanias-12th-district-head-to-the-polls-in-special-election/2019/05/21/7933297e-7b4a-11e9-8bb7-0fc796cf2ec0_story.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:abc00952-2311-c7e1-3eb7-091529d3cc64 Tue, 21 May 2019 11:28:06 -0400 Republican state Rep. Fred Keller is favored to best Penn State professor Marc Friedenberg (D) in the heavily Republican district, to which President Trump paid a visit Monday night.<br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_90w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/05/21/National-Politics/Images/Trump_10873-faf50.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_606w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/05/21/National-Politics/Images/Trump_10873-faf50.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_1024w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/05/21/National-Politics/Images/Trump_10873-faf50.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/836242" width="16" height="16"> Politics Felicia Sonmez "trump and republican party" - Google News: Kevin McCarthy: Justin Amash's constituents 'will have the final say' on his fate - Washington Examiner https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/kevin-mccarthy-justin-amashs-constituents-will-have-the-final-say-on-his-fate 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:7626ef2d-59bb-00de-b22c-346b2244820d Tue, 21 May 2019 11:28:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/kevin-mccarthy-justin-amashs-constituents-will-have-the-final-say-on-his-fate" target="_blank">Kevin McCarthy: Justin Amash's constituents 'will have the final say' on his fate</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Washington Examiner</font><p>House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., sidestepped Tuesday when pressed on whether a renegade Republican lawmaker will face internal party ...</p><br><br><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/6wa-9GV8grnzehl-eqAcZ1wtpqvvdM51kxxvcQeVUfVYuTPnpriC8Jfq8uWvBB-jgKhEkjxVSmTq1VuJOlY1wXkYnOuYWG0MYErbuA6zLlrACmCbn5KLC6KDCu_ZWo-D_5r_x2EoVgJqGW0ypkmI9mwLdmycR1Jf8GNxX1Y0qhU7K1sHR47WOlg1W2i2iqnLc4JKHvnT05KX9nqI_bbFtgbbeDPdobTawr5C2ypuNk5iuvTC_fkJguMmeoGxC9XX_iM1mWHg2eser7qCe9WhxoQqWTJ5A0kc0HEyjWB3nJm3qGxq29SK0rZefzlJtR-VxnuwQnGoQ2Zfel8WJypHM-m2PWW1PIYDvXRPzQ=-w150-h150-c" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6455796" width="16" height="16"> "trump and republican party" - Google News "putin won US 2016 election" - Google News: 'Putin's chef' sought to foment racial violence in U.S. South in run-up to 2016 election: NBC News - OregonLive.com https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2019/05/putins-chef-sought-to-foment-racial-violence-in-us-south-in-run-up-to-2016-election-nbc-news.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:e2929fa3-2ec5-d3e0-a826-2f636e05ca26 Tue, 21 May 2019 11:26:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2019/05/putins-chef-sought-to-foment-racial-violence-in-us-south-in-run-up-to-2016-election-nbc-news.html" target="_blank">'Putin's chef' sought to foment racial violence in U.S. South in run-up to 2016 election: NBC News</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">OregonLive.com</font><p>The plan apparently called for recruits to go to Africa for “combat prep and training in sabotage.”</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6469759" width="16" height="16"> "putin won US 2016 election" - Google News "organized crime and Russian intelligence" - Google News: 'Putin's chef' sought to foment racial violence in U.S. South in run-up to 2016 election: NBC News - OregonLive https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2019/05/putins-chef-sought-to-foment-racial-violence-in-us-south-in-run-up-to-2016-election-nbc-news.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:ca81f8dc-4f4e-8dba-918b-e321c2547842 Tue, 21 May 2019 11:26:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2019/05/putins-chef-sought-to-foment-racial-violence-in-us-south-in-run-up-to-2016-election-nbc-news.html" target="_blank">'Putin's chef' sought to foment racial violence in U.S. South in run-up to 2016 election: NBC News</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">OregonLive</font><p>The plan apparently called for recruits to go to Africa for “combat prep and training in sabotage.”</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6458057" width="16" height="16"> "organized crime and Russian intelligence" - Google News "Russian Intelligence, organized crime and political interference" - Google News: Influencing elections? Ha — Russians are coming right to our borders - Conservative Review https://www.conservativereview.com/news/influencing-elections-ha-russians-coming-right-borders/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:c59b6698-ac0c-e9f0-841a-dbb05ae2a170 Tue, 21 May 2019 11:23:58 -0400 <a href="https://www.conservativereview.com/news/influencing-elections-ha-russians-coming-right-borders/" target="_blank">Influencing elections? Ha — Russians are coming right to our borders</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Conservative Review</font><p>Our political system has been paralyzed over the past year with the incessant news cycle on Russian influence in our elections. Anything and everything related ...</p><br><br><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/proxy/x0C5LFFvmC2CBezo_c7iLpw2-NgAegHwyD8G2BL9uvMh794IqazE-7Skz3Z_01wmMZu9N5hGt4s9OQoqQ-Qzp7hltVfF4p2tg1i84t5X_xPgMHBpo3EhskCLphfE4r7CA5iX2jyUZOMLNGfzD2A52IzpKuKM-Njr5g=-w150-h150-c" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6457135" width="16" height="16"> "Russian Intelligence, organized crime and political interference" - Google News Palmer Report: Here’s how you know Donald Trump’s impeachment is coming https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/how-know-impeachment-coming-trump/18123/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:6ff64bd1-48d8-af6a-a87f-93504b953898 Tue, 21 May 2019 11:23:39 -0400 <div class="palmer-post-block1-third-ad-desktop-only" id="palmer-821339633" style="text-align: center;"> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 300px; height: 250px;"></ins> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 300px; height: 250px;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /><div class="palmer-block1-second-ad-desktop-only" id="palmer-1397040681" style="float: left; margin-right: 7px;"><ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /><p>The impeachment process against Donald Trump will begin sooner rather than later. How do we know? It’s just the increasing number of House Democrats, many of them on the House Judiciary Committee where impeachment starts, openly calling for it to start. It’s not just the rising pro-impeachment poll numbers. There’s a far more telltale sign.</p> <div class="palmer-after-first-paragraph" id="palmer-713920330" style="float: left;"><ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /><div class="palmer-block2-second-ad-desktop-only" id="palmer-193764588" style="float: left; margin-right: 7px;"><ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /><p>There’s a segment of pundits on TV, best referred to as the “doomsday pundits,” who try to scare liberal viewers into staying tuned in by convincing them that – among other things – the Democrats can’t win no matter what they do. Up to now, most of the doomsday pundits have been pushing a narrative along the lines of “Trump is going to win reelection because House Democrats aren’t going to impeach him.” But over the past day or two, that narrative has begun to shift, to “Trump is going to win reelection because House Democrats <i>are</i> going to impeach him.”</p> <div class="palmer-middle-ad" id="palmer-1722583809" style="float: left;"><ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /><div class="palmer-content" id="palmer-641439761" style="float: left;"><ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /><p>Of course the premise itself is gibberish. Donald Trump’s poll numbers aren’t within a million miles of being high enough for him to get reelected, and haven’t been at any point during his time in office. Yet we’re supposed to believe that Trump’s poll numbers are somehow going to magically spike in the coming months if they impeach him, <i>and</i> if they don’t impeach him? But that’s the nature of doomsday punditry; it doesn’t have to make sense, it just has to scare people into sticking around through the next commercial break.</p> <div class="palmer-bottom-ad" id="palmer-1292418480"><div id="palmer-1492043507" style="float: left;"><ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /></div><p>The point here isn’t to beat up on the worst of the pundits. The point is their shift from one doomsday prognostication to the other. They’ve now concluded that impeachment is coming. Now they’re going to try to convince you that the Democrats are doomed because they’re moving forward with impeachment.</p><div class="palmer-matched-content-mobile" id="palmer-357159800"><ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: block;"></ins> </div><div class="palmer-post-block5-second-ad-desktop-only" id="palmer-1749885206" style="float: left;"><p><ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> </p> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: block;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /><aside class="mashsb-container mashsb-main "><div class="mashsb-box"> <div class="mashsb-buttons"><a class="mashicon-facebook mash-small mashsb-noshadow" href="https://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.palmerreport.com%2Ffeed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span class="icon"></span><span class="text">Facebook Share</span></a><a class="mashicon-twitter mash-small mashsb-noshadow" href="https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?text=&amp;url=https://www.palmerreport.com/feed&amp;via=PalmerReport" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span class="icon"></span><span class="text">Twitter Share</span></a><a class="mashicon-mail mash-small mashsb-noshadow" href="mailto:?subject=I%20wanted%20you%20to%20see%20this%20site&amp;body=Check%20out%20this%20article:%20https%3A%2F%2Fwww.palmerreport.com%2Ffeed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span class="icon"></span><span class="text">Email this article</span></a> <div class="onoffswitch mash-small mashsb-noshadow"></div> <div class="secondary-shares" style="display: none;"><a class="mashicon-print mash-small mashsb-noshadow" href="http://www.printfriendly.com/print/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.palmerreport.com%2Ffeed&amp;item=" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span class="icon"></span><span class="text">Print Article</span></a><a class="mashicon-linkedin mash-small mashsb-noshadow" href="https://www.linkedin.com/shareArticle?trk=&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.palmerreport.com%2Ffeed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span class="icon"></span><span class="text">Linkedin</span></a><a class="mashicon-google mash-small mashsb-noshadow" href="https://plus.google.com/share?text=&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.palmerreport.com%2Ffeed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span class="icon"></span><span class="text">Google</span></a><a class="mashicon-whatsapp mash-small mashsb-noshadow" href="" rel="nofollow" style="display: none;" target="_blank"><span class="icon"></span><span class="text">Whatsapp</span></a><a class="mashicon-pinterest mash-small mashsb-noshadow" href="https://www.palmerreport.com/feed/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span class="icon"></span><span class="text">Pinterest</span></a><a class="mashicon-reddit mash-small mashsb-noshadow" href="http://www.reddit.com/submit?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.palmerreport.com%2Ffeed&amp;title=" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span class="icon"></span><span class="text">Reddit</span></a><a class="mashicon-stumbleupon mash-small mashsb-noshadow" href="http://www.stumbleupon.com/submit?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.palmerreport.com%2Ffeed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span class="icon"></span><span class="text">Stumbleupon</span></a><a class="mashicon-buffer mash-small mashsb-noshadow" href="https://bufferapp.com/add?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.palmerreport.com%2Ffeed&amp;text=" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span class="icon"></span><span class="text">Buffer</span></a><a class="mashicon-tumblr mash-small mashsb-noshadow" href="https://www.tumblr.com/share?v=3&amp;u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.palmerreport.com%2Ffeed&amp;t=" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span class="icon"></span><span class="text">Tumblr</span></a><a class="mashicon-pocket mash-small mashsb-noshadow" href="https://getpocket.com/save?title=&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.palmerreport.com%2Ffeed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span class="icon"></span><span class="text">Pocket</span></a><a class="mashicon-line mash-small mashsb-noshadow" href="http://line.me/R/msg/text/?%20https%3A%2F%2Fwww.palmerreport.com%2Ffeed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span class="icon"></span><span class="text">Line</span></a> <div class="onoffswitch2 mash-small mashsb-noshadow" style="display: none;"></div> </div> </div> </div> <div style="clear: both;"></div> </aside><p> </p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/how-know-impeachment-coming-trump/18123/" rel="nofollow">Here&#8217;s how you know Donald Trump&#8217;s impeachment is coming</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.palmerreport.com" rel="nofollow">Palmer Report</a>.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6501360" width="16" height="16"> Palmer Report analysis politics donald trump politics Bill Palmer "trump and republican party" - Google News: Long-serving Trump aide DeStefano to depart White House - The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/long-serving-trump-aide-destefano-to-depart-white-house/2019/05/21/a3faa8f8-7b4a-11e9-a66c-d36e482aa873_story.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:d18c357b-5c84-103e-9dcc-487817eb063a Tue, 21 May 2019 11:22:30 -0400 <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/long-serving-trump-aide-destefano-to-depart-white-house/2019/05/21/a3faa8f8-7b4a-11e9-a66c-d36e482aa873_story.html" target="_blank">Long-serving Trump aide DeStefano to depart White House</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Washington Post</font><p>He is expected to advise a number of companies, including Juul, the e-cigarette company, while helping on the president's reelection campaign.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6455796" width="16" height="16"> "trump and republican party" - Google News "organized crime and terrorism" - Google News: Scoop: Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of FBI on CBS - Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - Broadway World https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Scoop-Coming-Up-on-a-Rebroadcast-of-FBI-on-CBS-Tuesday-June-11-2019-20190521 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:bd227f29-713f-5dfb-f812-28acb0118b78 Tue, 21 May 2019 11:22:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Scoop-Coming-Up-on-a-Rebroadcast-of-FBI-on-CBS-Tuesday-June-11-2019-20190521" target="_blank">Scoop: Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of FBI on CBS - Tuesday, June 11, 2019</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Broadway World</font><p>"Scorched Earth" - A serial bomber appears to be targeting Wall Street's elite. Maggie and OA search for a suspect who seems dead-set on revenge, while Dana ...</p><br><br><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/proxy/K0INwKWhtnZjT1dLW5FZpTDcgOP4i2ofKfhR7N8m10NScbX2kpvmtR2mD2nl_EogFi2sUnfumoPSFcWp3XsVs9fNBaI=-w150-h150-c" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6458051" width="16" height="16"> "organized crime and terrorism" - Google News Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (3 sites): mikenov on Twitter: Fuck Facebook, The Whore Of The World! https://twitter.com/mikenov/status/1130854701459599361 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:ebe2c07f-7a1f-8641-0c41-e095d12069ef Tue, 21 May 2019 11:15:45 -0400 <div class="NB-twitter-rss"> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-tweet"><p>Fuck Facebook, The Whore Of The World!</p></div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-quote-tweet"></div> <hr /> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-entities"></div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-author"> Posted by <a href="https://twitter.com/mikenov"><img src="https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/920700121347588096/JKTgtWyf_normal.jpg" style="height: 32px;" /></a> <a href="https://twitter.com/mikenov">mikenov</a> on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 3:15pm</div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-retweet"></div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-stats"> </div> </div><br /><br /><img height="16" src="https://www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6455151" width="16" /> mikenov on Twitter<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/7442838" width="16" height="16"> Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (3 sites) tweet mikenov "Comey" - Google News: WHO'S LYING? Loretta Lynch Denied Telling Comey To Call The Clinton Email Investigation A 'Matter' - The Daily Wire https://www.dailywire.com/news/47479/whos-lying-loretta-lynch-denied-telling-comey-call-ashe-schow 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:4030510e-ce00-cb54-bacb-9492e7bf8cd2 Tue, 21 May 2019 11:15:30 -0400 <a href="https://www.dailywire.com/news/47479/whos-lying-loretta-lynch-denied-telling-comey-call-ashe-schow" target="_blank">WHO'S LYING? Loretta Lynch Denied Telling Comey To Call The Clinton Email Investigation A 'Matter'</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Daily Wire</font><p>Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch said during closed-door testimony on December 19, 2018, that she did not instruct former FBI Director James Comey to ...</p><br><br><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/rC8OWSKKq-Khbif2fl7XJx-Wtfrsk-6_TSBLsLkULcPedzHG7ImND6WiwodaRmPrNhoVehVdyHiadxcJFNauZGzv-wa4UESD60BKITJ6DN9ISwm8Azaq-RXHtD4xWuL-sRF-bQZwVp4jKiKSk3UDVV24ZuyC-AiXW6dQjIwml1qMq2adi7jVdwSMTSEpSY05wUNQfg=-w150-h150-c" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6469779" width="16" height="16"> "Comey" - Google News "donald trump russia" - Google News: House Judiciary Chair Jerrold Nadler threatens to go to court to force ex-White House counsel Don McGahn to testify - CNBC https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/21/nadler-threatens-to-go-to-court-to-force-ex-white-house-counsel-don-mcgahn-to-testify.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:3c063103-c7d3-dcd5-8dfa-318e0974ed5b Tue, 21 May 2019 11:15:28 -0400 <a href="https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/21/nadler-threatens-to-go-to-court-to-force-ex-white-house-counsel-don-mcgahn-to-testify.html" target="_blank">House Judiciary Chair Jerrold Nadler threatens to go to court to force ex-White House counsel Don McGahn to testify</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">CNBC</font><p>"Let me be clear: This committee will hear Mr. McGahn's testimony, even if we have to go to court to secure it," Nadler says.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6469805" width="16" height="16"> "donald trump russia" - Google News Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (3 sites): mikenov on Twitter: Fuck Facebook!!! https://twitter.com/mikenov/status/1130854394205855744 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:850380eb-ddf2-bc61-f05c-c70913b3393c Tue, 21 May 2019 11:14:32 -0400 <div class="NB-twitter-rss"> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-tweet"><p>Fuck Facebook!!!</p></div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-quote-tweet"></div> <hr /> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-entities"></div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-author"> Posted by <a href="https://twitter.com/mikenov"><img src="https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/920700121347588096/JKTgtWyf_normal.jpg" style="height: 32px;" /></a> <a href="https://twitter.com/mikenov">mikenov</a> on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 3:14pm</div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-retweet"></div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-stats"> </div> </div><br /><br /><img height="16" src="https://www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6455151" width="16" /> mikenov on Twitter<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/7442838" width="16" height="16"> Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (3 sites) tweet mikenov Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (3 sites): mikenov on Twitter: #DuetscheBank had #always been #historically, #Tool of #GermanIntelligence, #Abwehr; and #remains #so #now; #InvestigateDeutscheBank, #InvestigateErnstUhrlau, #InvestigateGer https://twitter.com/mikenov/status/1130854324437864448 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:1f6ff6d7-b7e9-0f7a-f151-f89c8a756b8a Tue, 21 May 2019 11:14:15 -0400 <div class="NB-twitter-rss"> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-tweet"><p>#DuetscheBank had #always been #historically, #Tool of #GermanIntelligence, #Abwehr; and #remains #so #now; #InvestigateDeutscheBank, #InvestigateErnstUhrlau, #InvestigateGerhardSchroerder, #Investigate #DBAndBND!... <a href="https://www.facebook.com/mike.nova3/posts/1725870144183208">facebook.com/mike.nova3/pos…</a></p></div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-quote-tweet"></div> <hr /> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-entities"></div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-author"> Posted by <a href="https://twitter.com/mikenov"><img src="https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/920700121347588096/JKTgtWyf_normal.jpg" style="height: 32px;" /></a> <a href="https://twitter.com/mikenov">mikenov</a> on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 3:14pm</div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-retweet"></div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-stats"> </div> </div><br /><br /><img height="16" src="https://www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6455151" width="16" /> mikenov on Twitter<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/7442838" width="16" height="16"> Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (3 sites) tweet link mikenov Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (3 sites): mikenov on Twitter: Michael Novakhov @mikenov 13m13 minutes ago #DuetscheBank had #always been #historically, #Tool of #GermanIntelligence, #Abwehr; and #remains #so #now; #InvestigateDeutsch https://twitter.com/mikenov/status/1130854121995526145 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:9eb2a202-21b6-0ee8-f470-a23f66a71888 Tue, 21 May 2019 11:13:27 -0400 <div class="NB-twitter-rss"> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-tweet"><p>Michael Novakhov</p> <p>@mikenov<br /> 13m13 minutes ago<br />#DuetscheBank had #always been #historically, #Tool of #GermanIntelligence, #Abwehr; and #remains #so #now; #InvestigateDeutscheBank, #InvestigateErnstUhrlau,... <a href="https://www.facebook.com/mike.nova3/posts/1725868907516665">facebook.com/mike.nova3/pos…</a></p></div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-quote-tweet"></div> <hr /> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-entities"></div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-author"> Posted by <a href="https://twitter.com/mikenov"><img src="https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/920700121347588096/JKTgtWyf_normal.jpg" style="height: 32px;" /></a> <a href="https://twitter.com/mikenov">mikenov</a> on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 3:13pm</div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-retweet"></div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-stats"> </div> </div><br /><br /><img height="16" src="https://www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6455151" width="16" /> mikenov on Twitter<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/7442838" width="16" height="16"> Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (3 sites) tweet link mikenov Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (3 sites): mikenov on Twitter: Michael Novakhov @mikenov More #DuetscheBank had #always been #historically, #Tool of #GermanIntelligence, #Abwehr; and #remains #so #now; #InvestigateDeutscheBank, #Investi https://twitter.com/mikenov/status/1130853960816812036 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:767c791d-09cc-2b65-b9e3-54b87cfa6325 Tue, 21 May 2019 11:12:49 -0400 <div class="NB-twitter-rss"> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-tweet"><p>Michael Novakhov</p> <p>@mikenov<br />More<br />#DuetscheBank had #always been #historically, #Tool of #GermanIntelligence, #Abwehr; and #remains #so #now; #InvestigateDeutscheBank, #InvestigateErnstUhrlau,... <a href="https://www.facebook.com/mike.nova3/posts/1725867764183446">facebook.com/mike.nova3/pos…</a></p></div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-quote-tweet"></div> <hr /> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-entities"></div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-author"> Posted by <a href="https://twitter.com/mikenov"><img src="https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/920700121347588096/JKTgtWyf_normal.jpg" style="height: 32px;" /></a> <a href="https://twitter.com/mikenov">mikenov</a> on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 3:12pm</div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-retweet"></div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-stats"> </div> </div><br /><br /><img height="16" src="https://www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6455151" width="16" /> mikenov on Twitter<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/7442838" width="16" height="16"> Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (3 sites) tweet link mikenov "Comey" - Google News: Loretta Lynch Contradicts Comey on Hillary Email Probe - Newsmax https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/loretta-lynch-james-comey-email-investigation/2019/05/21/id/916941/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:2b867f1e-ee4f-c6d0-169d-3e07352d1653 Tue, 21 May 2019 11:08:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/loretta-lynch-james-comey-email-investigation/2019/05/21/id/916941/" target="_blank">Loretta Lynch Contradicts Comey on Hillary Email Probe</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Newsmax</font><p>Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch said she never told former FBI Director James Comey to call the probe into Hillary Clinton's email server a matter instead ...</p><br><br><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/RdA6iygpx9hDhezVuU75ykl7Vpjg0ekTP2WX2YM7oeSJ3cHcg9LbTUiF333oDsRufCjUg12IadibiK3Y78icdRFLYWsXDjxphFpHpcC1Rv9CYO4cJ_EOaiVIUC2OUjCk4tvnNslRVL12FKwBOo5k2673Ok1zaeDBLhur=-w150-h150-c" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6469779" width="16" height="16"> "Comey" - Google News Politics: Long serving Trump aide DeStefano to depart White House https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/long-serving-trump-aide-destefano-to-depart-white-house/2019/05/21/a3faa8f8-7b4a-11e9-a66c-d36e482aa873_story.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:1691954f-ff13-2232-594a-a64cc48d2a16 Tue, 21 May 2019 11:07:16 -0400 He is expected to advise a number of companies, including Juul, the e-cigarette company, while helping on the president’s reelection campaign.<br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_90w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/05/21/National-Politics/Images/botsford181126Trump52286.JPG?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_606w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/05/21/National-Politics/Images/botsford181126Trump52286.JPG?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_1024w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/05/21/National-Politics/Images/botsford181126Trump52286.JPG?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/836242" width="16" height="16"> Politics Josh Dawsey "trump criminal investigation" - Google News: A top Democrat warns: If we don’t confront Trump, he’ll grow more lawless - The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/05/21/top-democrat-warns-if-we-dont-confront-trump-hell-grow-more-lawless/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:21202591-e86b-e922-1d11-e4ff7ecd7dc0 Tue, 21 May 2019 10:46:08 -0400 <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/05/21/top-democrat-warns-if-we-dont-confront-trump-hell-grow-more-lawless/" target="_blank">A top Democrat warns: If we don’t confront Trump, he’ll grow more lawless</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Washington Post</font><p>An interview with Rep. Jamie Raskin, who tells us the time for an impeachment inquiry has arrived.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6469777" width="16" height="16"> "trump criminal investigation" - Google News "trump russian money" - Google News: Cohen details Trump's tortured relationship with Don Jr. in new testimony - Quartz https://qz.com/1624577/cohen-details-trumps-tortured-relationship-with-don-jr-in-new-testimony/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:6f8ad326-e0e5-3b35-b4c7-85643e5a9c3a Tue, 21 May 2019 10:44:00 -0400 <a href="https://qz.com/1624577/cohen-details-trumps-tortured-relationship-with-don-jr-in-new-testimony/" target="_blank">Cohen details Trump's tortured relationship with Don Jr. in new testimony</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Quartz</font><p>Trump has such little faith in his eldest son, he won't let him take important meetings my himself, Cohen said.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6469804" width="16" height="16"> "trump russian money" - Google News "Rudy Giuliani" - Google News: Confederate statue At Kentucky cemetery defaced with paint - WCYB https://wcyb.com/news/nation-world/confederate-statue-at-kentucky-cemetery-defaced-with-paint 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:c193b53e-d4b4-4a5b-a61b-cbf08aedf2fe Tue, 21 May 2019 10:40:00 -0400 <a href="https://wcyb.com/news/nation-world/confederate-statue-at-kentucky-cemetery-defaced-with-paint" target="_blank">Confederate statue At Kentucky cemetery defaced with paint</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">WCYB</font><p>BARDSTOWN, Ky. (AP) — A Confederate statue at a cemetery in Bardstown, Kentucky, has been vandalized with orange paint, similar to vandalism that's ...</p><br><br><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/proxy/tVJuYghD4jDygewh8D1Rv-n1dJqnRRG9DR0efBmJQftJ6KUtSqUd41us9JGH9FCHO5F1i2noGPSFFqwEoRiZn3kZFqOiRqq68SZDtq2ohV1l57IYj3Gsk05XBj9lFBvSronhQ65WwZHcQmbjTliP2HIAeeGOM64hSrswTsYbFISdwTy8Y0PAv7GJTsg6xOMACuzb0BsUXFtaFjw=-w150-h150-c" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6660090" width="16" height="16"> "Rudy Giuliani" - Google News "putin won US 2016 election" - Google News: We’re living in a nation of political narcissists - AlterNet https://www.alternet.org/2019/05/were-living-in-a-nation-of-political-narcissists/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:814f69e5-2ede-520e-2adc-03aa44ba6dfb Tue, 21 May 2019 10:38:54 -0400 <a href="https://www.alternet.org/2019/05/were-living-in-a-nation-of-political-narcissists/" target="_blank">We’re living in a nation of political narcissists</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">AlterNet</font><p>In this country, reactions to the Mueller report have been all-American beyond belief. Let's face it, when it comes to election meddling, it's been me, me, me, 24/7 ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6469759" width="16" height="16"> "putin won US 2016 election" - Google News "trump anxiety" - Google News: New Research Shows What Polls Missed in 2016 and Could Miss in 2020: People Who Kept Their Vote Secret - Yahoo Finance https://finance.yahoo.com/news/research-shows-polls-missed-2016-143700690.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:587b8230-ad06-9504-1273-ef8f8fabbc7a Tue, 21 May 2019 10:37:00 -0400 <a href="https://finance.yahoo.com/news/research-shows-polls-missed-2016-143700690.html" target="_blank">New Research Shows What Polls Missed in 2016 and Could Miss in 2020: People Who Kept Their Vote Secret</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Yahoo Finance</font><p>NEW YORK, May 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- In the days after the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, in which Republican Donald Trump defied expectations in ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6466079" width="16" height="16"> "trump anxiety" - Google News Politics: Is Nancy Pelosi’s dam on impeachment starting to break? https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/the-fix/is-nancy-pelosis-dam-on-impeachment-starting-to-break/2019/05/21/4ebde7ec-a8bb-44dd-9d2b-7d954ab2874a_story.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:371e2f0f-d84a-6572-0c61-f381ae8d5193 Tue, 21 May 2019 10:32:32 -0400 Some of her allies are starting to come around to impeachment proceedings against Trump<br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_90w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/05/21/National-Politics/Images/O6PQRJTYFQI6TJ57ZCSDXBHOGE.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_606w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/05/21/National-Politics/Images/O6PQRJTYFQI6TJ57ZCSDXBHOGE.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_1024w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/05/21/National-Politics/Images/O6PQRJTYFQI6TJ57ZCSDXBHOGE.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/836242" width="16" height="16"> Politics Amber Phillips "putin won US 2016 election" - Google News: Trolls using Instagram to 'try to show Trump as a Russian puppet,' influence 2020 US presidential election,... - Fox News https://www.foxnews.com/tech/trolls-instagram-trump-2020-presidential-election 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:8bcf4743-b71d-fad8-6db9-bd6ae4beb9cf Tue, 21 May 2019 10:29:23 -0400 <a href="https://www.foxnews.com/tech/trolls-instagram-trump-2020-presidential-election" target="_blank">Trolls using Instagram to 'try to show Trump as a Russian puppet,' influence 2020 US presidential election,...</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Fox News</font><p>As the 2020 U.S. presidential election campaign draws nearer, an independent study has uncovered a coordinated troll campaign using Instagram in an attempt ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6469759" width="16" height="16"> "putin won US 2016 election" - Google News "Rudy Giuliani" - Google News: Fake News: Giuliani Did NOT File Impeachment Papers For Pelosi on Behalf of the White House - Lead Stories https://hoax-alert.leadstories.com/3470494-fake-news-giuliani-impeachment-papers-pelosi.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:9aa6e5b4-6661-37ae-d1e5-7103206ff4c7 Tue, 21 May 2019 10:29:21 -0400 <a href="https://hoax-alert.leadstories.com/3470494-fake-news-giuliani-impeachment-papers-pelosi.html" target="_blank">Fake News: Giuliani Did NOT File Impeachment Papers For Pelosi on Behalf of the White House</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Lead Stories</font><p>Did Rudi Guiliani file impeachment papers for Nancy Pelosi on behalf of the White House? No, that's not true: No, that's not true. The story was published by a ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6660090" width="16" height="16"> "Rudy Giuliani" - Google News "Comey" - Google News: Loretta Lynch denies she told Comey to downplay Clinton email probe - One America News Network https://www.oann.com/loretta-lynch-denies-she-told-comey-to-downplay-clinton-email-probe/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:bb2fbcb9-263f-7e56-4b81-3b45f2326323 Tue, 21 May 2019 10:27:17 -0400 <a href="https://www.oann.com/loretta-lynch-denies-she-told-comey-to-downplay-clinton-email-probe/" target="_blank">Loretta Lynch denies she told Comey to downplay Clinton email probe</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">One America News Network</font><p>It is now known that former Attorney General Loretta Lynch disputed claims by James Comey. She said he twisted her words when he claimed she told him to ...</p><br><br><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/proxy/u_Q-AbM3XInfaaqD_uLgoW7eot_ksaWrhGkLXOhSIr_Me5Zx3fEUAIeAFRVhmMdj-pxSUO3aHimznJg5C8S2xbjzM_AHUpAj8TRVq2qYhLFlSKugkZyRgC8JEM5QD3KJhsKJJg=-w150-h150-c" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6469779" width="16" height="16"> "Comey" - Google News Donald Trump: President Trump Slams Biden In His Native State Of Pennsylvania https://www.huffpost.com/entry/president-trump-slams-biden-in-his-native-state-of-pennsylvania_n_5ce40af2e4b062444f99e4af 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:67491160-76ac-d9a5-19c7-f6c2cfce1c13 Tue, 21 May 2019 10:27:15 -0400 At a rally in Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump took several swipes at former Vice President Joe Biden, a native of the state who could threaten his prospects there.<br><br><img src="https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5ce40af2240000990e7f1895.png?ops=224_126" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6458218" width="16" height="16"> Donald Trump Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (3 sites): mikenov on Twitter: RT @CNNPolitics: House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler: We "will hear Mr. McGahn’s testimony, even if we have to go to court to secure it"… https://twitter.com/mikenov/status/1130842391030652928 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:701f6e10-0d41-5d95-d374-310a7a74a604 Tue, 21 May 2019 10:26:50 -0400 <div class="NB-twitter-rss"> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-tweet"><p>House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler: We "will hear Mr. McGahn’s testimony, even if we have to go to court to secure it" <a href="https://cnn.it/2VHa4Pg">cnn.it/2VHa4Pg</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/CNNPolitics/status/1130842255508627456/video/1">pic.twitter.com/MZzxhAaAjt</a></p></div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-quote-tweet"></div> <hr /> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-entities"><video autoplay="autoplay" loop="loop" muted="muted" playsinline="playsinline" src="https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1130842007872692224/pu/vid/1280x720/r2Gnv37LNKmfcscb.mp4?tag=9"> <hr /></div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-author"> Posted by <a href="https://twitter.com/CNNPolitics"><img src="https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/918899077168934912/NrRRE0_b_normal.jpg" style="height: 32px;" /></a> <a href="https://twitter.com/CNNPolitics">CNNPolitics</a> on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 2:26pm</div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-retweet">Retweeted by <a href="https://twitter.com/mikenov"><img src="https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/920700121347588096/JKTgtWyf_normal.jpg" style="height: 20px;" /></a> <a href="https://twitter.com/mikenov">mikenov</a> on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 2:26pm</div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-stats"><br /><br /> <b>16</b> likes, <b>8</b> retweets</div> </div><br /><br /><img height="16" src="https://www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6455151" width="16" /> mikenov on Twitter<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/7442838" width="16" height="16"> Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (3 sites) video retweeted retweet CNNPolitics Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (3 sites): mikenov on Twitter: RT @HuffPostPol: In an ironic twist, President Donald Trump’s appeal to shield his financial records from congressional subpoenas goes to a… https://twitter.com/mikenov/status/1130842228933271555 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:467b11a5-4799-5701-a840-b7d1206238ef Tue, 21 May 2019 10:26:12 -0400 <div class="NB-twitter-rss"> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-tweet"><p>In an ironic twist, President Donald Trump’s appeal to shield his financial records from congressional subpoenas goes to a court headed by Judge Merrick Garland. <a href="https://twitter.com/HuffPostPol/status/1130839411724308480/video/1">pic.twitter.com/xjrXifXnep</a></p></div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-quote-tweet"></div> <hr /> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-entities"><video autoplay="autoplay" loop="loop" muted="muted" playsinline="playsinline" src="https://video.twimg.com/amplify_video/1130830403923841026/vid/1280x720/Rd1yXWjBOVanBiKU.mp4?tag=12"> <hr /></div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-author"> Posted by <a href="https://twitter.com/HuffPostPol"><img src="https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/875370822260719617/vPxbJicr_normal.jpg" style="height: 32px;" /></a> <a href="https://twitter.com/HuffPostPol">HuffPostPol</a> on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 2:15pm</div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-retweet">Retweeted by <a href="https://twitter.com/mikenov"><img src="https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/920700121347588096/JKTgtWyf_normal.jpg" style="height: 20px;" /></a> <a href="https://twitter.com/mikenov">mikenov</a> on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 2:26pm</div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-stats"><br /><br /> <b>26</b> likes, <b>13</b> retweets</div> </div><br /><br /><img height="16" src="https://www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6455151" width="16" /> mikenov on Twitter<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/7442838" width="16" height="16"> Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (3 sites) video retweeted retweet HuffPostPol "trump russian candidate" - Google News: Don McGahn expected to be held in contempt over refusal to testify – live - The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/may/21/trump-news-today-live-don-mcgahn-mueller-report-2020-democrats-latest-updates 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:11dc1cee-f1cf-e072-8c41-c257890bd204 Tue, 21 May 2019 10:23:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/may/21/trump-news-today-live-don-mcgahn-mueller-report-2020-democrats-latest-updates" target="_blank">Don McGahn expected to be held in contempt over refusal to testify – live</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Guardian</font><p>The former White House counsel had been subpoenaed to appear before the House judiciary committee but Trump blocked his testimony.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6457433" width="16" height="16"> "trump russian candidate" - Google News Politics: McGahn fails to show at Judiciary hearing, amping up anger among House Democrats https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/mcgahn-fails-to-show-at-judiciary-hearing-amping-up-anger-among-house-democrats/2019/05/21/f3772802-7bcc-11e9-8bb7-0fc796cf2ec0_story.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:15d6cd3b-b79e-4f02-de3f-434cb82e169a Tue, 21 May 2019 10:22:41 -0400 The no-show directed by the White House has increased calls for starting impeachment proceedings against President Trump.<br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_90w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/05/17/National-Politics/Images/1149590861.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_606w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/05/17/National-Politics/Images/1149590861.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_1024w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/05/17/National-Politics/Images/1149590861.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/836242" width="16" height="16"> Politics John Wagner "trump authoritarianism" - Google News: Chilling viral video of Trump accusing FBI and Dems of treason draws warnings: ‘Could be a rally in Nuremberg’ - AlterNet https://www.alternet.org/2019/05/chilling-viral-video-of-trump-accusing-fbi-and-dems-of-treason-draws-warnings-could-be-a-rally-in-nuremberg/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:b728e644-a85f-842a-994b-3ac0c2ffe635 Tue, 21 May 2019 10:21:03 -0400 <a href="https://www.alternet.org/2019/05/chilling-viral-video-of-trump-accusing-fbi-and-dems-of-treason-draws-warnings-could-be-a-rally-in-nuremberg/" target="_blank">Chilling viral video of Trump accusing FBI and Dems of treason draws warnings: ‘Could be a rally in Nuremberg’</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">AlterNet</font><p>The only appointment that appeared on President Donald Trump's official schedule Monday was a “Make America Great Again” campaign rally in Pennsylvania.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6457000" width="16" height="16"> "trump authoritarianism" - Google News "Russia influence in Eastern Europe" - Google News: Kremlin warns new Ukraine leader against calls for more Russia sanctions - South China Morning Post https://www.scmp.com/news/world/russia-central-asia/article/3011205/kremlin-warns-new-ukraines-new-president-volodymyr 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:e0fb4235-4287-f08f-2963-7fdfa1afde7f Tue, 21 May 2019 10:20:23 -0400 <a href="https://www.scmp.com/news/world/russia-central-asia/article/3011205/kremlin-warns-new-ukraines-new-president-volodymyr" target="_blank">Kremlin warns new Ukraine leader against calls for more Russia sanctions</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">South China Morning Post</font><p>Statement from Putin comes after US said that Washington intends to impose sanctions on companies involved in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6454850" width="16" height="16"> "Russia influence in Eastern Europe" - Google News "Putin and American political process" - Google News: Kremlin warns new Ukraine leader against calls for more Russia sanctions - South China Morning Post https://www.scmp.com/news/world/russia-central-asia/article/3011205/kremlin-warns-new-ukraines-new-president-volodymyr 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:0371e604-0bb3-a05d-3ec8-8551f0596c82 Tue, 21 May 2019 10:20:23 -0400 <a href="https://www.scmp.com/news/world/russia-central-asia/article/3011205/kremlin-warns-new-ukraines-new-president-volodymyr" target="_blank">Kremlin warns new Ukraine leader against calls for more Russia sanctions</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">South China Morning Post</font><p>Statement from Putin comes after US said that Washington intends to impose sanctions on companies involved in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6469754" width="16" height="16"> "Putin and American political process" - Google News "Trump demands victory to be handed to him" - Google News: Analysis | The Daily 202: Why a judge compared Trump to James Buchanan in ruling against his bid to conceal financial records - The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2019/05/21/daily-202-why-a-judge-compared-trump-to-james-buchanan-in-ruling-against-his-bid-to-conceal-financial-records/5ce2f1351ad2e54b957e7fc6/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:6ba8f656-198d-7fc6-f3c7-1933818c5786 Tue, 21 May 2019 10:15:11 -0400 <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2019/05/21/daily-202-why-a-judge-compared-trump-to-james-buchanan-in-ruling-against-his-bid-to-conceal-financial-records/5ce2f1351ad2e54b957e7fc6/" target="_blank">Analysis | The Daily 202: Why a judge compared Trump to James Buchanan in ruling against his bid to conceal financial records</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Washington Post</font><p>Democrats are divided on opening impeachment proceedings after Trump blocks McGahn from testifying.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6469760" width="16" height="16"> "Trump demands victory to be handed to him" - Google News Politics: The Daily 202: Why a judge compared Trump to James Buchanan in ruling against his bid to conceal financial records https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2019/05/21/daily-202-why-a-judge-compared-trump-to-james-buchanan-in-ruling-against-his-bid-to-conceal-financial-records/5ce2f1351ad2e54b957e7fc6/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:7c6a5c9b-3710-a924-c296-d682b708ee7d Tue, 21 May 2019 10:14:30 -0400 Democrats are divided on opening impeachment proceedings after Trump blocks McGahn from testifying.<br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/pbox.php?url=https://palomaimages.washingtonpost.com/pr2/6bd3fec0be7c80a65513b220f6608748-1260-840-70-8-R2HZBDCP6MI6TPNXIT4URTAGAU.jpg&w=90&op=resize&opt=1&filter=antialias&t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/pbox.php?url=https://palomaimages.washingtonpost.com/pr2/6bd3fec0be7c80a65513b220f6608748-1260-840-70-8-R2HZBDCP6MI6TPNXIT4URTAGAU.jpg&w=606&op=resize&opt=1&filter=antialias&t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/pbox.php?url=https://palomaimages.washingtonpost.com/pr2/6bd3fec0be7c80a65513b220f6608748-1260-840-70-8-R2HZBDCP6MI6TPNXIT4URTAGAU.jpg&w=1024&op=resize&opt=1&filter=antialias&t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/836242" width="16" height="16"> Politics James Hohmann "trump authoritarianism" - Google News: The truth behind Nigel Farage's sinister attacks on George Soros - The New European https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/top-stories/the-truth-behind-nigel-farage-s-sinister-attacks-on-george-soros-1-6063132 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:0d49b246-fee5-04e5-c70d-a3fa42de0bc3 Tue, 21 May 2019 10:13:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/top-stories/the-truth-behind-nigel-farage-s-sinister-attacks-on-george-soros-1-6063132" target="_blank">The truth behind Nigel Farage's sinister attacks on George Soros</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The New European</font><p>The New European's mailbag has been full of letters about Nigel Farage's remarks on the campaign trail. The most worrying of all were about George Soros.</p><br><br><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/K2DyyyF8dCnVvh8WQkn6knZqdUBnOp_mhKcXPSBTFuzZVDk9O6G65feutApxfoKQdEFxaNrVSedYESefMFQItVrtQh9LQFEf2sCpXvG5geIxu4ZkWxadqUiB=-w150-h150-c" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6457000" width="16" height="16"> "trump authoritarianism" - Google News "donald trump russia" - Google News: Don McGahn expected to be held in contempt over refusal to testify – live - The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/may/21/trump-news-today-live-don-mcgahn-mueller-report-2020-democrats-latest-updates 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:17c3f092-e64c-cf67-5379-9014529768d9 Tue, 21 May 2019 10:09:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/may/21/trump-news-today-live-don-mcgahn-mueller-report-2020-democrats-latest-updates" target="_blank">Don McGahn expected to be held in contempt over refusal to testify – live</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Guardian</font><p>House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler has opened the hearing where former White House counsel Don McGahn is refusing to appear.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6469805" width="16" height="16"> "donald trump russia" - Google News Just Security: Why the Fight for the Supreme Court Became So Ugly https://www.justsecurity.org/64213/why-the-fight-for-the-supreme-court-became-so-ugly/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:4e680a3c-1945-706f-1e20-48a04baa5b9d Tue, 21 May 2019 10:06:45 -0400 <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In a new documentary, called “</span><a href="https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/supreme-revenge/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Supreme Revenge</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,” airing Tuesday night on PBS, FRONTLINE goes back decades to tell the story of how the Supreme Court confirmation process has become an all-out, hyper-partisan war. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Starting with the failed nomination of President Ronald Reagan’s Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork in 1987, the film focuses on the role played by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and the Federalist Society to create the conservative-dominated Court we have today. After looking at the impact of the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill hearings and the Republican stonewalling of Merrick Garland, it ends with the searing confirmation battle for Brett Kavanaugh.</span></p> <p><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Just Security</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;">’s Kate Brannen and Steve Vladeck reviewed the film and discussed the movie’s themes, the history it covers and the major players involved in the following Q&amp;A (with Kate asking Steve the questions).</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">***</span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Would you trace this story’s starting point to Bork? Or would you begin somewhere else?</strong></p> <p>It depends on which story we’re talking about. It’s a well-debunked myth that Supreme Court nominations have only become partisan over the last few decades. To me, what was especially novel about the Bork nomination was the extent to which the merits of (and opposition to) his confirmation were litigated in public—on television, on the radio, and in the press. More than any nomination beforehand, the Bork nomination galvanized ordinary <em>people</em> to care about the Supreme Court—and to care about how Justices were chosen, for what reasons, and by whom.</p> <p><strong>Not every SCOTUS nomination has been an all-out war between the two parties. The nominations of Alito, Roberts, Kagan, Sotomayor, Gorsuch were all relatively uneventful… Are Democrats really engaging in character assassination as Republicans allege?</strong></p> <p>I’ve always thought of Supreme Court nominations as being about two major things: The nominee’s suitability for the Court and the impact the nominee would have on the Court. Sometimes, nominations go smoothly because there’s just no question as to suitability. Sometimes, nominations go smoothly because the nominee, if confirmed, would not actually move the Court that far in any particular direction. That’s why the stakes of some nominations seem so much higher; Bork was nominated to succeed a moderate (Lewis Powell); Thomas was nominated to succeed a liberal (Thurgood Marshall); and Kavanaugh, of course, was nominated to succeed Anthony Kennedy. Those are all pretty significant shifts in the Court’s direction long before we get to the suitability of each case. To my mind, at least, it should still be possible to have relatively uneventful nominations in cases that don’t portend such an impact to the Court’s ideological balance.</p> <p><strong>The movie paints a picture of a downward spiral of dysfunction when it comes to SCOTUS nominations with a few key moments, Bork, Thomas’ confirmation, and Scalia’s death/Merrick Garland? Are there any other key moments you’d highlight?</strong></p> <p>It’s understandable, but I think the movie downplays the relevance of partisan rancor over circuit court nominees, which is where most of the battle was joined throughout the 1990s and 2000s (there wasn’t a vacancy on the Supreme Court between 1994 and 2005—the second-longest vacancy-free period in the Court’s history). I think much of the dysfunction that the public sees today in the context of Supreme Court nominations has its roots in, or at least was exacerbated by, some of the more significant disputes over some of President Bill Clinton’s nominees to the Courts of Appeals, and then a number of President George W. Bush’s nominees. Democrats blame Republicans for the most egregious escalations, and vice-versa. But whoever started it, I don’t think it’s possible to fully appreciate the complete breakdown in trust and faith across the aisle without filling in more details about the wars over the lower courts in between the Breyer and Roberts confirmations.</p> <p><strong>How important was Kennedy’s resignation to the future of the court?</strong></p> <p>When we look back, I think we’ll see three different ways in which Kennedy’s resignation was a turning point for the Supreme Court.</p> <p>First, and most obviously, he had spent the better part of 12 years, since Justice O’Connor retired in 2006, as the Court’s swing vote, at least largely because Kennedy himself was somewhat idiosyncratic in his views and his approach to different questions of constitutional law and interpretation. Replacing him with a Justice who is more consistently committed to a particular judicial philosophy (and particular modalities of constitutional interpretation) was inevitably going to move the Court in the new Justice’s direction—and increasingly leave Chief Justice John Roberts as the median vote.</p> <p>Second, and related, replacing Justice Kennedy necessarily polarizes the Court. As <a href="https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/04/02/neil-gorsuch-supreme-court-anthony-kennedy-226469">I wrote for <em>Politico</em> last month</a>,</p> <blockquote><p>because of both the substance of his views and the extent to which they were the median position on the Supreme Court for the better part of the last 12 years, Kennedy was often a moderating influence on his colleagues—who usually needed his vote in order to reach a judgment in the more politically divisive cases, and who needed his analytical support in order to form a majority to endorse a controlling legal rationale.</p></blockquote> <p>Without Kennedy, there’s less of a reason for Justices to be conciliatory in either their reasoning or their tone—and more reason for the Court to push toward the extremes anytime it has five votes. We’ve already seen that this Term in the unusually public feud among the Justices over eleventh-hour death penalty cases, and I think we’re in for a lot more of that in the years to come.</p> <p>Third, I also think Kennedy’s resignation was important for public perception of the Court. He resigned in the middle of the Trump administration, clearly intending for President Trump to name his successor, having just provided the swing vote for President Trump’s travel ban, and knowing that his successor would move the Court meaningfully to the right. For those who already perceived the Court as moving sharply to the right, all of these factors only served to reinforce the view of the Court as not only a political institution, but an increasingly partisan one. In the long term, this might be the most important ramification of the timing, tenor, and tone of Kennedy’s departure.</p> <p><strong>What is the impact of this intensely polarized and partisan confirmation process on the institution of the Court itself?</strong></p> <p><strong>Can the Court or the confirmation process come back from Kavanaugh? Or will it forever be a “complete politicized drama”?</strong></p> <p>These two questions are closely related, in my view. The Court’s legitimacy stems, to a large degree, from public opinion—and from the idea, however idealized, that judges are more than just “politicians in robes,” and are committed to something other than maximizing partisan political advantage. That doesn’t mean that the Justices aren’t political, or that their jobs have nothing to do with politics. But there’s a world of difference between the view that judges decide cases in line with their own personal ideological and philosophical commitments and the view that the Court as an institution is just another level for exercising and/or maintaining partisan political power. The onus, methinks, is on the Justices going forward to avoid that appearance, or else the Court risks eroding public trust in its decisionmaking—and, through that, its ability to hand down decisions that run against prevailing majoritarian sentiments. And as much as that puts pressure on the current Justices, it also puts pressure on future confirmations—to try to make the case for why it should matter, to everyone, that the Court be seen not so much as being above politics, but at least as not being controlled by them.</p> <h6><em>Image: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell gives a thumbs-up as he is applauded during the ceremonial swearing-in of Brett Kavanaugh by Justice Anthony Kennedy before President Donald Trump on October 8, 2018, at the White House. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images</em></h6> <p>The post <a href="https://www.justsecurity.org/64213/why-the-fight-for-the-supreme-court-became-so-ugly/" rel="nofollow">Why the Fight for the Supreme Court Became So Ugly</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.justsecurity.org" rel="nofollow">Just Security</a>.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/5184982" width="16" height="16"> Just Security courts brett kavanaugh merrick garland mitch mcconnell partianship supreme court Kate Brannen "2016 elections anxiety" - Google News: New study reveals Trump Derangement Syndrome even weirder - American Thinker https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/05/new_study_reveals_trump_derangement_syndrome_even_weirder.html 1. 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Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:b6293d1e-5ce0-0faf-3254-15cc7e24506b Tue, 21 May 2019 10:00:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/may/21/trump-news-today-live-don-mcgahn-mueller-report-2020-democrats-latest-updates" target="_blank">Don McGahn expected to be held in contempt over refusal to testify – live</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Guardian</font><p>The former White House counsel had been subpoenaed to appear before the House judiciary committee but Trump blocked his testimony.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6456135" width="16" height="16"> "trump and russia" - Google News "trump russia treason" - Google News: Trump Took Another Terrifying Step Toward Authoritarianism at His Rally in Pennsylvania - Rolling Stone https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/trump-rally-pennsylvania-authoritarianism-837999/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:d392416d-281b-9fa5-cd22-ed1bc225912f Tue, 21 May 2019 09:57:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/trump-rally-pennsylvania-authoritarianism-837999/" target="_blank">Trump Took Another Terrifying Step Toward Authoritarianism at His Rally in Pennsylvania</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Rolling Stone</font><p>President Donald Trump traveled to Pennsylvania on Monday to stand in front of Air Force One and speak to a fired-up crowd of supporters. Some of his time ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6469785" width="16" height="16"> "trump russia treason" - Google News "Trump liar" - Google News: 4 takeaways from Michael Cohen’s newly unsealed testimony - Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/05/21/takeaways-michael-cohens-newly-unsealed-testimony/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:76ef12a6-e7ea-3118-a42d-9817a6b198d5 Tue, 21 May 2019 09:49:40 -0400 <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/05/21/takeaways-michael-cohens-newly-unsealed-testimony/" target="_blank">4 takeaways from Michael Cohen’s newly unsealed testimony</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Washington Post</font><p>Cohen is an unwieldy witness in the middle of an unwieldy situation.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6434859" width="16" height="16"> "Trump liar" - Google News Politics: 4 takeaways from Michael Cohen’s newly unsealed testimony https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/the-fix/4-takeaways-from-michael-cohens-newly-unsealed-testimony/2019/05/21/011e981d-6ac8-425b-bb24-4c46c1a387f6_story.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:6f1ef761-a8c0-6cee-c535-7ada1a9944dc Tue, 21 May 2019 09:46:39 -0400 Trump's former personal lawyer is an unwieldy witness in the middle of an unwieldy situation.<br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_90w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/04/22/National-Politics/Images/PWL3AWC7CUI6TH7SVPEYJXE65Q.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_606w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/04/22/National-Politics/Images/PWL3AWC7CUI6TH7SVPEYJXE65Q.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_1024w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2019/04/22/National-Politics/Images/PWL3AWC7CUI6TH7SVPEYJXE65Q.jpg?t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/836242" width="16" height="16"> Politics Aaron Blake "trump electorate" - Google News: Will Trump's Proposal Lead To U.S. Immigration Reform? - Forbes https://www.forbes.com/sites/andyjsemotiuk/2019/05/21/will-trumps-proposal-lead-to-u-s-immigration-reform/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:d951dc8d-b6a4-ff67-8007-00852a5afdb6 Tue, 21 May 2019 09:46:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/andyjsemotiuk/2019/05/21/will-trumps-proposal-lead-to-u-s-immigration-reform/" target="_blank">Will Trump's Proposal Lead To U.S. Immigration Reform?</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Forbes</font><p>President Trump has made some proposals for change of U.S. immigration policy. Some commentators have declared his proposals dead on arrival. But are ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6456535" width="16" height="16"> "trump electorate" - Google News "trump electorate" - Google News: People lie about going to church and aren't sure what “rural” means: Highlights from the latest in public opinion research - Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard https://www.niemanlab.org/2019/05/people-lie-about-going-to-church-and-arent-sure-what-rural-means-highlights-from-the-latest-in-public-opinion-research/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:2ea20ebc-46f1-05c4-36c3-687b83ecc87b Tue, 21 May 2019 09:44:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.niemanlab.org/2019/05/people-lie-about-going-to-church-and-arent-sure-what-rural-means-highlights-from-the-latest-in-public-opinion-research/" target="_blank">People lie about going to church and aren't sure what “rural” means: Highlights from the latest in public opinion research</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard</font><p>Plus: Best practices for election forecasts, why people don't vote, and the connection between media consumption and media trust.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6456535" width="16" height="16"> "trump electorate" - Google News "Sebastian Gorka" - Google News: Alabama public television pulls gay wedding episode of Arthur. - Slate https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/05/alabama-public-television-gay-wedding-episode-arthur.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:2ef9e8d3-490a-1576-b05e-7af28bcb16ee Tue, 21 May 2019 09:43:00 -0400 <a href="https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/05/alabama-public-television-gay-wedding-episode-arthur.html" target="_blank">Alabama public television pulls gay wedding episode of Arthur.</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Slate</font><p>Parents trust that their children can watch APT without their supervision,” the director of programming said.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6783216" width="16" height="16"> "Sebastian Gorka" - Google News Donald Trump: A Delicious Irony https://www.huffpost.com/entry/a-delicious-irony_n_5ce40023e4b06f8b882e12b1 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:20c52a14-d3f0-f382-630f-9645c4d34a3f Tue, 21 May 2019 09:39:29 -0400 In an ironic twist, President Donald Trump’s appeal to shield his financial records from congressional subpoenas goes to a court headed by Judge Merrick Garland.<br><br><img src="https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5ce40023240000000d7f1846.png?ops=224_126" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6458218" width="16" height="16"> Donald Trump Donald Trump: Jeff Daniels Tears Into Donald Trump, His Base And GOP In Viral ‘It’s Race’ Explainer https://www.huffpost.com/entry/jeff-daniels-donald-trump-atticus_n_5ce3eeeae4b075a35a2d7384 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:fa75b2a1-b593-7649-c8bd-8c73b12a5679 Tue, 21 May 2019 09:35:56 -0400 The actor explained why he believes “it’s the end of democracy” if Trump wins the 2020 election.<br><br><img src="https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5ce3fadb210000340bd0e1b3.jpeg?cache=9jkceqfb2u&ops=224_126" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6458218" width="16" height="16"> Donald Trump "trump and intelligence community" - Google News: The Trump Administration's 10 Most Dangerous Actions Concerning Iran - Center For American Progress https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/security/news/2019/05/21/470174/trump-administrations-10-dangerous-actions-concerning-iran/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:6ebffe90-132f-e7a0-348f-99ba0dc89744 Tue, 21 May 2019 09:35:37 -0400 <a href="https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/security/news/2019/05/21/470174/trump-administrations-10-dangerous-actions-concerning-iran/" target="_blank">The Trump Administration's 10 Most Dangerous Actions Concerning Iran</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Center For American Progress</font><p>President Donald Trump's erratic Iran policy has left America more isolated and less safe. In his first week in office, he alienated Iranians by banning them from ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6460763" width="16" height="16"> "trump and intelligence community" - Google News "michael flynn" - Google News: The Trump Administration's 10 Most Dangerous Actions Concerning Iran - Center For American Progress https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/security/news/2019/05/21/470174/trump-administrations-10-dangerous-actions-concerning-iran/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:39d74ad7-a986-5d7b-f92f-00400b725d8e Tue, 21 May 2019 09:35:37 -0400 <a href="https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/security/news/2019/05/21/470174/trump-administrations-10-dangerous-actions-concerning-iran/" target="_blank">The Trump Administration's 10 Most Dangerous Actions Concerning Iran</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Center For American Progress</font><p>President Donald Trump's erratic Iran policy has left America more isolated and less safe. In his first week in office, he alienated Iranians by banning them from ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6457471" width="16" height="16"> "michael flynn" - Google News Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (3 sites): mikenov on Twitter: Analysis | The Finance 202: Democrats probing Trump, Deutsche Bank see new momentum washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost… https://twitter.com/mikenov/status/1130828981069078528 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:9ae4ded0-6965-ba56-674f-3b3a7b904374 Tue, 21 May 2019 09:33:33 -0400 <div class="NB-twitter-rss"> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-tweet"><p>Analysis | The Finance 202: Democrats probing Trump, Deutsche Bank see new momentum <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/the-finance-202/2019/05/21/the-finance-202-democrats-probing-trump-deutsche-bank-see-new-momentum/5ce2dd25a7a0a435cff8c0ea/?tid=ss_tw&amp;utm_term=.5f2e492b0a0b">washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost…</a></p></div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-quote-tweet"></div> <hr /> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-entities"></div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-author"> Posted by <a href="https://twitter.com/mikenov"><img src="https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/920700121347588096/JKTgtWyf_normal.jpg" style="height: 32px;" /></a> <a href="https://twitter.com/mikenov">mikenov</a> on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 1:33pm</div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-retweet"></div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-stats"> </div> </div><br /><br /><img height="16" src="https://www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6455151" width="16" /> mikenov on Twitter<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/7442838" width="16" height="16"> Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (3 sites) tweet link mikenov "Comey" - Google News: Mark Levin: Democrats Are a 'Freak Show', Comey a 'Psycho' - Mediaite https://www.mediaite.com/tv/mark-levin-turns-up-to-11-on-fox-friends-calls-2020-dem-field-a-freak-show-comey-a-psycho/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:5f1b47ed-0964-5cce-51c3-049f6eaace75 Tue, 21 May 2019 09:23:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.mediaite.com/tv/mark-levin-turns-up-to-11-on-fox-friends-calls-2020-dem-field-a-freak-show-comey-a-psycho/" target="_blank">Mark Levin: Democrats Are a 'Freak Show', Comey a 'Psycho'</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Mediaite</font><p>Conservative radio host Mark Levin ran wild on Tuesday morning when he joined Fox & Friends to rip into the media, Donald Trump's 2020 competitors for the ...</p><br><br><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/proxy/n2WjKMroWENIxLZuhj441n3eJUaVK2jz8jGILlXEPdIqEN_yKoquLLR4HzildPbp8f_cxQ7YmadTDGgwOFJE3HM9N9qA7MelnnU0pgxTUbW1FVkJ74W9L9-KGTKcpKMoYUjkm572HiCSR5xW-uA1=-w150-h150-c" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6469779" width="16" height="16"> "Comey" - Google News "Trumpism" - Google News: Jennifer Rubin: Why Justin Amash stands alone - Opinion - The Glen Rose Reporter https://www.yourglenrosetx.com/opinion/20190521/why-justin-amash-stands-alone 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:b2aa16d9-cd7a-e082-16b5-c858a0152307 Tue, 21 May 2019 09:22:57 -0400 <a href="https://www.yourglenrosetx.com/opinion/20190521/why-justin-amash-stands-alone" target="_blank">Jennifer Rubin: Why Justin Amash stands alone - Opinion</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Glen Rose Reporter</font><p>Staunch libertarian Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., on Saturday said - or rather, tweeted - what no other Republican member of Congress has yet had the nerve to ...</p><br><br><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/proxy/iFkUoCzqEo2TOvyBD9bBjY3DjdcG3R_B0_YWwEP-eKA9fFP6zfJEhT4ahJKA4xrFx9LUlIdqk5j5XUmje7Xio5mOHqCIdqybe44RiI3XP9KZTyPO6kSzG_AO0jwlQ4I4-DcPXDKB-4g6lyHsnhlC9A=-w150-h150-c" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6456977" width="16" height="16"> "Trumpism" - Google News Donald Trump | The Guardian: 'I get called a sell-out all the time': Trump's voters of colour speak out https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/may/21/trump-voters-of-colour-speak-out-rally 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:96595030-988c-7976-31aa-98e56012756a Tue, 21 May 2019 09:21:49 -0400 <p>What’s it like to be one of the few minority supporters among the president’s overwhelmingly white following?</p><ul><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/may/21/trump-news-today-live-don-mcgahn-mueller-report-2020-democrats-latest-updates">Follow the latest US politics news – live</a></li></ul><p>Donald Trump <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/11/26/what-trump-has-not-done-african-americans-hispanics/?utm_term=.c563a700eacb">likes to claim</a>, among other things, that his presidency has been a huge success for non-white Americans. But for all his claims, repeated polls show the president remains very unpopular among people from ethnic minority backgrounds.</p><p>Nowhere is that more apparent than at his rallies.</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/may/20/justin-amash-republican-impeach-trump">Republican Justin Amash faces party's wrath after call to impeach Trump</a> </p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/may/21/trump-voters-of-colour-speak-out-rally">Continue reading...</a><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6655377" width="16" height="16"> Donald Trump | The Guardian donald trump republicans us news us politics us elections 2020 race Adam Gabbatt in Montoursville, Pennsylvania "Trumpism" - Google News: Tumpism or Trumtasy? - Al Jazeera English https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/tumpism-trumtasy-190521122323728.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:ee2bb2d0-f9a1-9f32-a996-b4606908723a Tue, 21 May 2019 09:20:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/tumpism-trumtasy-190521122323728.html" target="_blank">Tumpism or Trumtasy?</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Al Jazeera English</font><p>Has Trump indeed created a new foreign policy doctrine or has he simply copied his predecessors'?</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6456977" width="16" height="16"> "Trumpism" - Google News "Trump liar" - Google News: Tumpism or Trumtasy? - Al Jazeera English https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/tumpism-trumtasy-190521122323728.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:06e37a58-8362-8271-0b7b-7bd07f926ed0 Tue, 21 May 2019 09:20:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/tumpism-trumtasy-190521122323728.html" target="_blank">Tumpism or Trumtasy?</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Al Jazeera English</font><p>Has Trump indeed created a new foreign policy doctrine or has he simply copied his predecessors'?</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6434859" width="16" height="16"> "Trump liar" - Google News "Comey" - Google News: Loretta Lynch: ‘I Did Not’ Tell Comey To Call Clinton Email Probe A ‘Matter’ - The Daily Caller https://dailycaller.com/2019/05/21/loretta-lynch-comey-clinton-email-probe-matter/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:d5d23e8e-cf44-343a-0cf0-07217c3a49a0 Tue, 21 May 2019 09:19:00 -0400 <a href="https://dailycaller.com/2019/05/21/loretta-lynch-comey-clinton-email-probe-matter/" target="_blank">Loretta Lynch: ‘I Did Not’ Tell Comey To Call Clinton Email Probe A ‘Matter’</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Daily Caller</font><p>Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch told A House committee that she never told FBI Director James Comey to call the Clinton email probe a “matter.”</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6469779" width="16" height="16"> "Comey" - Google News Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (3 sites): mikenov on Twitter: #Congress, #Senate, #CIA, #FBI, #ODNI, #NSC, #USA: #Investigate: #TrumpKushnerCrimeFamily, #DeutscheBank, #BND - #Bundesnachrichtendienst, #NewAbwehr - #GermanIntelligence; i https://twitter.com/mikenov/status/1130824353497649152 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:08bc586e-b8b7-0ebf-1e44-f4dfff0b27f1 Tue, 21 May 2019 09:15:10 -0400 <div class="NB-twitter-rss"> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-tweet"><p>#Congress, #Senate, #CIA, #FBI, #ODNI, #NSC, #USA:<br />#Investigate: #TrumpKushnerCrimeFamily, #DeutscheBank, #BND - #Bundesnachrichtendienst, #NewAbwehr - #GermanIntelligence; it looks, smells, and feels like their job, with #Russians, #israelis, #Arabs, and others as their #Covers. <a href="https://twitter.com/mikenov/status/1130824353497649152/photo/1">pic.twitter.com/cwUQWQPzTH</a></p></div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-quote-tweet"></div> <hr /> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-entities"><img src="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D7F-v3uX4AELb1U.jpg" /> <hr /></div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-author"> Posted by <a href="https://twitter.com/mikenov"><img src="https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/920700121347588096/JKTgtWyf_normal.jpg" style="height: 32px;" /></a> <a href="https://twitter.com/mikenov">mikenov</a> on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 1:15pm</div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-retweet"></div> <div class="NB-twitter-rss-stats"> </div> </div><br /><br /><img height="16" src="https://www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6455151" width="16" /> mikenov on Twitter<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/7442838" width="16" height="16"> Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (3 sites) photo tweet link mikenov "Russian Intelligence, organized crime and political interference" - Google News: Chicago baby cut from womb has opened his eyes - fox23maine.com https://fox23maine.com/news/nation-world/chicago-baby-cut-from-womb-has-opened-his-eyes-05-21-2019-131239949 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:ba9f0073-22b3-2018-e295-4e0f30a37207 Tue, 21 May 2019 09:14:00 -0400 <a href="https://fox23maine.com/news/nation-world/chicago-baby-cut-from-womb-has-opened-his-eyes-05-21-2019-131239949" target="_blank">Chicago baby cut from womb has opened his eyes</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">fox23maine.com</font><p>An update to the condition of an infant allegedly cut from his mother's womb in a gruesome crime. [Pregnant Chicago woman slain, baby cut from her womb] The ...</p><br><br><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/proxy/XBdKBINvUFHy0Lrk7te0mhSvl-Avt8OAG-OHSeYmhj3hBnZLiPYeXa2U28GlE3-DHthgi0e-EZ6TY5uLbwe2RhSosa5MTKtA5jYNYKwV1kftzKeeM1watzPN7YxT2XQCs9TBtaFPxtYXNKcjIdDFK3td2wdjEVBlC60BaGWY9EF6xiLj2Cnk-HHSA0jDoAuKRl7CsU6L2lKxisVUs1RAu95RnZJfLKUtc81O60Gt7KCGl5bH7EbLFSKA107COPh1zvirVWf_TQf03TN9wv1y-g-3u5lQY7LqdQleODpd0c65hai1=-w150-h150-c" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6457135" width="16" height="16"> "Russian Intelligence, organized crime and political interference" - Google News Donald Trump | The Guardian: Don McGahn expected to be held in contempt over refusal to testify – live https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/may/21/trump-news-today-live-don-mcgahn-mueller-report-2020-democrats-latest-updates 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:68ed0622-5d3f-6441-fca4-3ac37f49c0c9 Tue, 21 May 2019 09:13:19 -0400 <p>The former White House counsel had been subpoenaed to appear before the House judiciary committee but Trump blocked his testimony</p><ul><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/info/2018/sep/17/guardian-us-morning-briefing-sign-up-to-stay-informed">Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective</a></li></ul><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-05-21T13:13:19.901Z">2.13pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Organizations around the country are holding “Stop the Bans” day of action Tuesday to protest bans and restrictions on abortion in a growing number of states. </p><p>There will be a main event in Washington, D.C. outside the U.S. Supreme Court at noon, as well as rallies in all 50 states.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-05-21T13:08:05.483Z">2.08pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Kris Kobach</strong> demanded access to a government jet 24 hours a day and a chance to become homeland security secretary if he takes a job as Donald Trump’s immigration czar, the New York Times <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/20/us/politics/kris-kobach-trump.html?action=click&amp;module=Top%20Stories&amp;pgtype=Homepage">reported</a> Monday evening.</p><p>The former Kansas secretary of state has given the White House a list of ten conditions. The full list, obtained by the Times:</p><p>1. Office in the West Wing.</p><p>2. Walk-in privileges with the president.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-05-21T12:59:04.688Z">1.59pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Iranian foreign minister <strong>Mohammad Javad Zarif</strong> <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/21/middleeast/iran-foreign-minister-mohammed-javad-zarif-intl/index.html?utm_content=2019-05-21T12%3A03%3A10&amp;utm_medium=social&amp;utm_term=link&amp;utm_source=twCNNi">tells CNN</a> that the US is “playing a very, very dangerous game” by boosting its military presence in the region.</p><p>He said Iran won’t negotiate with <strong>Donald Trump</strong>’s administration unless it shows the country “respect” by honoring its commitments under the nuclear deal Trump has scrapped.</p><p dir="ltr" lang="en">JUST IN: In an exclusive interview with CNN, Iran's Foreign Minister warned the US was "playing a very, very dangerous game" by boosting its military presence in the region <a href="https://t.co/m7k6gFZnJy">https://t.co/m7k6gFZnJy</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-05-21T12:58:50.052Z">1.58pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>New York Mayor and newly minted presidential candidate <strong>Bill de Blasio</strong>, appearing on CNN’s New Day this morning, says his hometown battles with <strong>Donald Trump</strong> have prepared him to take on the president.</p><p>“You can’t shrink before Donald Trump. You have to be tough enough to take him on,” de Blasio said. “I understand this guy’s game plan. I’ve watched it for so long. And I understand there’s a way to confront him that’s unnerving to him, that throws him off his game.”</p><p dir="ltr" lang="en">“I understand this guy’s game plan. I’ve watched it for so long. And I understand there’s a way to confront him that’s unnerving to him.” Here’s why 2020 hopeful and New York City Mayor <a href="https://twitter.com/BilldeBlasio?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@BillDeBlasio</a> says he knows how to beat President Trump. <a href="https://t.co/40QCNqrOPa">https://t.co/40QCNqrOPa</a> <a href="https://t.co/CIAthmKy9r">pic.twitter.com/CIAthmKy9r</a></p><p dir="ltr" lang="en">2020 hopeful and NYC Mayor <a href="https://twitter.com/BilldeBlasio?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@BillDeBlasio</a> says his favorite band is The Clash, but he also likes listening to reggae and ska. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CandidateMixtape?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#CandidateMixtape</a> <a href="https://t.co/3J0mkWpXUh">pic.twitter.com/3J0mkWpXUh</a></p><p dir="ltr" lang="en">“My favorite band is the Clash,” de Blasio says on CNN, and his favorite album is “London Calling.” <br /><br />“I thought their music spoke about a better, different world.”</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-05-21T12:09:27.451Z">1.09pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Good morning. Former White House counsel <strong>Don McGahn</strong> has been subpoenaed to testify today before the House Judiciary Committee, but Donald Trump directed him not to show up. McGahn plans to heed his old boss’s order, CNN <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/20/politics/white-house-blocks-don-mcgahn-congress/index.html">reports</a>. </p><p>“Mr. McGahn again finds himself facing contradictory instructions from two co-equal branches of government,” his attorney <strong>William Burck</strong> wrote in a letter to Judiciary Committee chairman <strong>Jerry Nadler</strong>. “Under these circumstances, and also conscious of the duties he, as an attorney, owes to his former client, Mr. McGahn must decline to appear at the hearing tomorrow.”</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/may/21/trump-news-today-live-don-mcgahn-mueller-report-2020-democrats-latest-updates">Continue reading...</a><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6655377" width="16" height="16"> Donald Trump | The Guardian us politics us congress house of representatives donald trump trump-russia investigation democrats republicans Erin Durkin in New York Palmer Report: Welcome to the impeachment show https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/welcome-impeachment-the-show/18121/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:104ee1ec-8deb-4d09-3eaf-9c3ca4990021 Tue, 21 May 2019 09:09:43 -0400 <div class="palmer-post-block1-third-ad-desktop-only" id="palmer-228937813" style="text-align: center;"> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 300px; height: 250px;"></ins> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 300px; height: 250px;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /><div class="palmer-block1-second-ad-desktop-only" id="palmer-2019831740" style="float: left; margin-right: 7px;"><ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /><p>We told you Donald Trump’s impeachment was inevitable. We also predicted that the public calls for impeachment would start with fringe House Democrats who aren’t attached to the process, then graduate to members of the House Judiciary Committee (where impeachment begins), then to the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and finally to the Speaker of the House. Remarkably, thanks to the events of last night, we’re suddenly approaching the next-to-last step in that hierarchy.</p> <div class="palmer-after-first-paragraph" id="palmer-1915603875" style="float: left;"><ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /><div class="palmer-block2-second-ad-desktop-only" id="palmer-352152583" style="float: left; margin-right: 7px;"><ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /><p>Donald Trump’s illegal demand that Don McGahn not show up for today’s House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Mueller report, followed by McGahn’s announcement that he would indeed fail to show up, set off a chain of events that resulted in multiple members of the committee publicly calling for an impeachment inquiry against Trump to begin, and multiple more members – including Chairman Jerry Nadler – to privately <a href="https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/multiple-impeachment-house-judiciary-call/18118/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">make the impeachment case</a> to Nancy Pelosi. She’s not quite ready to go there, but the events of today could change things fast.</p> <div class="palmer-middle-ad" id="palmer-833533637" style="float: left;"><ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /><div class="palmer-content" id="palmer-2056111062" style="float: left;"><ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /><p>We’ll see what legal consequences the House Judiciary Committee will fire off at Don McGahn once today’s hearing begins at 10am and he’s not there. Will they fine him? Arrest him? The committee clearly wants to take a big swing, so we’ll see one. The question is what Donald Trump will do once the committee begins ripping apart McGahn’s life for siding with Trump instead of siding with the law. Trump hates McGahn, but he <i>really</i> hates the idea of anyone interfering with his illegal orders, so his response later today could be outsized.</p> <div class="palmer-bottom-ad" id="palmer-1838692186"><div id="palmer-1190483851" style="float: left;"><ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /></div><p>In any case, welcome to the impeachment show. Unless Donald Trump changes course and begins trying to deescalate things (which he won’t), we’re now all but locked into a path to impeachment. Trump forced the House Democrats’ hand, and now he’s going to get to find out what it’s like to be on the wrong side of a legally sound, highly popular, and investigating devastating impeachment process. 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Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:a3f6c25c-a7d5-24bd-9fc6-b69127489804 Tue, 21 May 2019 09:00:00 -0400 <a href="https://finance.yahoo.com/news/alvarez-marsal-expands-financial-crimes-130000749.html" target="_blank">Alvarez & Marsal Expands Its Financial Crimes Investigations Practice with the Hire of Two Managing Directors</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Yahoo Finance</font><p>Leading global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&amp;M) announces the addition of Managing Directors Dave Cappellina and Rich Fogarty, ...</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6457082" width="16" height="16"> "organized crime and intelligence" - Google News "trump as danger to National Security" - Google News: Trump blasts Fox News election coverage - Yahoo News https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-blasts-fox-news-election-062028129.html 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:979e77e8-235a-b6c6-a6c7-b0cc8cd4dac4 Tue, 21 May 2019 08:59:16 -0400 <a href="https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-blasts-fox-news-election-062028129.html" target="_blank">Trump blasts Fox News election coverage</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Yahoo News</font><p>President Donald Trump, at a rally in Pennsylvania, criticized Fox News' for hosting town hall meetings with Democratic presidential candidates. (May 21)</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6431557" width="16" height="16"> "trump as danger to National Security" - Google News Just Security: New Legislation Offers Opportunity to Address 2001 Authorization for Use of Force, Amid Fears of War with Iran https://www.justsecurity.org/64193/new-legislation-offers-opportunity-to-address-2001-authorization-for-use-of-force-amid-fears-of-war-with-iran/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:45116b6e-9788-63ba-41ec-9e865b5bfca3 Tue, 21 May 2019 08:58:47 -0400 <p>Amid increasing fears that the Trump administration is sliding into a war with Iran, many lawmakers have been forcefully arguing against such a course and emphasizing that the administration lacks the necessary congressional authority to do so. Members of Congress have underscored that the <a href="https://www.congress.gov/107/plaws/publ40/PLAW-107publ40.pdf">2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF</a>), passed days after the September 11 attacks, cannot be interpreted to cover the government of Iran. Thanks to a new amendment to be introduced today to must-pass legislation, Congress will have the opportunity to wrest greater control over its authorization of war under this and future presidents.</p> <p>The past two months have seen a flurry of bipartisan activity in Congress. In April, Senators Tom Udall (D-NM), Rand Paul (R-KY), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) <a href="https://www.tomudall.senate.gov/news/press-releases/udall-durbin-paul-introduce-bipartisan-bill-to-prevent-unconstitutional-war-with-iran">introduced</a> the <a href="https://www.congress.gov/116/bills/s1039/BILLS-116s1039is.pdf">Prevention of Unconstitutional War with Iran Act of 2019</a>, and Representatives Anna Eshoo (D-Ca.) and Mike Thompson (D-Ca.) filed a <a href="https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/2354/">House companion bill</a>.  When Secretary of State Mike Pompeo refused to assure the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the 2001 AUMF did not apply to Iran, Sen. Paul <a href="https://www.politico.com/story/2019/04/10/pompeo-rand-paul-iran-war-1266526">responded</a>: “You do not have the permission of Congress to go to war with Iran.” Last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi similarly <a href="https://thehill.com/homenews/house/444060-pelosi-warns-trump-on-iran-only-congress-can-declare-war">warned</a> the administration that “they have no authorization to go forward in any way.” Most recently, more than 100 Democratic members of the House sent a <a href="https://himes.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/himes-more-100-house-democrats-send-letter-trump-warning-against-iran">letter</a> to President Trump about the deteriorating situation with Iran, stating that “[t]he 2001 AUMF is not a blanket authorization to use force or wage war whenever and wherever desired by the President of the United States,” while Reps. Andy Levin (D-MI) and Thomas Massie (R-KY) <a href="https://andylevin.house.gov/media/press-releases/reps-levin-massie-introduce-bill-make-clear-congress-has-not-authorized-attack">introduced</a> the <a href="https://andylevin.house.gov/sites/andylevin.house.gov/files/LEVIMI_IRAN.pdf">AUMF Clarification Act</a>, which explicitly provides that neither the 2001 AUMF nor the <a href="https://www.congress.gov/107/plaws/publ243/PLAW-107publ243.pdf">2002 Iraq AUMF</a> authorize force against Iran.</p> <p>Many legal experts agree that stretching the 2001 AUMF to cover Iran is untenable. Former State Department Legal Adviser Harold Koh <a href="https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/trump-administration-has-already-built-its-case-iran-war-n1007281">labeled</a> such a claim “ridiculous.” Former State Department Legal Adviser Brian Egan and National Security Council Deputy Legal Adviser Tess Bridgeman <a href="https://www.justsecurity.org/62511/wolf-sheeps-clothing-mcconnell-amendment-provide-president-rationale-military-operations-iran/">wrote</a>: “The 2001 AUMF does not authorize the use of force against Iran. Iran was not implicated in the 9/11 attacks, Iranian forces are not al Qa’ida or the Taliban or their associated forces, nor are they a ‘successor’ to any of those forces.”</p> <p>As Steve Vladeck and Bridgeman recently <a href="https://www.justsecurity.org/62646/washington-times-aumf-iran/">wrote</a>, “it is simply beyond dispute that the Congress that passed the AUMF in 2001 was not remotely thinking about authorizing the President to engage in a war with Iran two decades later.”</p> <p>Vladeck and Bridgeman also noted, “the fact that we’re even having this conversation is yet further proof … of the desperate need for Congress to revisit the 2001 AUMF.”</p> <p>And this week, Congress has an opportunity to do just that.</p> <p>Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) will offer an amendment today to the must-pass Defense Appropriations Act that would repeal the 2001 AUMF eight months from passage of the Act. The eight-month period is expected to give Congress the opportunity to draft new legislation to address ongoing wars.</p> <p>Rep. Lee has offered this amendment several times over the years, having long championed the need to repeal the outdated authorization and force a debate and a vote on current wars. What makes this year different is that the current composition of Congress provides a genuine prospect that the amendment will pass—not only in Committee, but for the first time, on the House floor.</p> <p>As readers may recall, the House Appropriations Committee adopted this very measure <a href="https://www.justsecurity.org/42694/house-appropriations-committee-passes-amendment-repeal-2001-war-authorization-heres/">two years ago</a> on a bipartisan voice vote. However then-Speaker Paul Ryan <a href="https://www.defensenews.com/congress/2017/07/19/ryan-squashed-war-authorization-repeal-congresswoman-says/">stripped out</a> the provision before the bill went to the House floor. Last year the amendment was defeated in Committee on a straight party-line vote.</p> <p>Now, with a Democratic majority in the House and growing pressure for lawmakers to reassert their constitutional war powers, this may be the first time that a chamber of Congress votes to repeal the problematic and outdated 2001 AUMF.</p> <p>In addition to concerns that the administration might seek to bypass Congress and use force in Iran and <a href="https://www.justsecurity.org/62357/dangerous-bet-recognition-venezuela/">Venezuela</a>, among other places, Congress has faced increasing pressure from other stakeholders, across the political spectrum, to address the nearly 18-year-old authorization.</p> <p>The conservative group Concerned Veterans for American and the progressive group VoteVets recently <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/16/us/politics/vote-vets-concerned-veterans-america.html">launched</a> a joint campaign, calling for Congress to repeal both the 2001 and 2002 AUMFs. Another veterans group, <a href="https://commondefense.us/end-the-forever-war/">Common Defense</a>, has had several prominent Democratic members of Congress sign a <a href="https://theintercept.com/2019/03/04/common-defense-congress-forever-wars-pledge/">pledge</a> to “fight to reclaim Congress’s constitutional authority to conduct oversight of U.S. foreign policy and independently debate whether to authorize each new use of military force.”</p> <p>Forty-two non-governmental organizations recently sent a <a href="https://www.fcnl.org/updates/42-organizations-urge-support-for-aumf-repeal-1996">letter</a> to House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel and Ranking Member Michael McCaul, urging them to take up Rep. Lee’s standalone AUMF repeal bill in Committee. The bill (<a href="https://www.congress.gov/116/bills/hr1274/BILLS-116hr1274ih.pdf">H.R. 1274</a>) currently has <a href="https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/1274/cosponsors">54 co-sponsors</a> and has received official endorsement from the 97-member-strong Congressional Progressive Caucus, which was instrumental in championing the recent vote to end U.S. participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen.</p> <p>There is also increasing discomfort over the fact that teenagers who were not yet born when the 2001 AUMF was enacted may now be sent to fight wars under its mantle. Meanwhile 80 percent of the current membership of Congress has never cast a vote one way or the other about sending U.S. troops into harm’s way. Many members of Congress have criticized the executive branch’s unilateral expansion of the authorization’s scope, yet they have also continued to appropriate funds for current conflicts. According to Brown University’s Costs of War Project, the price tag for current wars is projected to <a href="https://watson.brown.edu/costsofwar/costs/economic">reach</a> $5.9 trillion by the end of 2019. So while the executive branch is certainly responsible for the tortured interpretations that have broadened the AUMF’s ambit, Congress’ hands aren’t exactly clean either.</p> <p>Now, as debates about war with Iran and congressional authorization rage, Congress has an opportunity to take on the elephant in the room &#8212; the aged 2001 AUMF. Should Rep. Lee’s measure make it into the final Defense Appropriations Act, it would force Congress to debate and vote on the scope of current wars and affirmatively decide whether to authorize continued participation in any of these conflicts. Members of Congress have certainly not been shy to criticize the executive branch’s usurpation of their constitutional war powers. 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Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:23780cd6-1216-285d-7bc6-3d282533cfa1 Tue, 21 May 2019 08:44:51 -0400 <p>The United States has significantly ratcheted up its trade war with China in recent weeks by firing two new shots. First, President Trump <a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-securing-information-communications-technology-services-supply-chain/">signed an executive order</a> that is expected to restrict Chinese telecommunications companies Huawei and ZTE Corp. from selling their equipment and services in the United States. Second, the Department of Commerce put Huawei on an <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-huaweitech/chinas-huawei-70-affiliates-placed-on-us-trade-blacklist-idUSKCN1SL2W4">export control blacklist</a> that forbids U.S. individuals and businesses from selling goods to these companies without a license from the U.S. government. Such a license can be denied “<a href="https://www.afp.com/en/news/15/china-warns-us-against-trade-harm-over-huawei-ban-doc-1gi2d12">if the sale or transfer would harm U.S. national security or foreign policy interests</a>.”</p> <p>In a <a href="https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3389163">new paper</a><u>,</u> we argue that these geoeconomic moves reflect increasing U.S.-China technological competition, which has the potential to radically reshape global tech supply chains and international economic governance. By “<a href="https://www.lawfareblog.com/geoeconomic-world-order">geoeconomic</a>,” we mean the “use of economic instruments to promote and defend national interests, and to produce beneficial geopolitical results.” Although the U.S.-China trade war receives a lot of attention, it masks <a href="http://www.globalasia.org/v14no1/cover/the-us-china-and-technology-war_darren-lim">a more significant</a> “tech war” over innovation in the 21st century. The United States is currently the world leader in technological innovation, which it has used to fuel both its economic advantage and its military predominance. It is now facing a technological challenger in the form of China, which is leading the U.S. to undertake shielding, stifling and spurring measures to protect its innovative edge.</p> <p>Some U.S. commentators portray heightened tensions between China and the United States as a <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/05/world/asia/pence-china-speech-cold-war.html">new Cold War</a> in which the two economic superpowers may seek to “<a href="https://www.ft.com/content/019b1856-03c0-11e9-99df-6183d3002ee1">decouple</a>” their economies in general in order to limit interdependence across trade, investment and finance. However, the emergence of U.S.-China strategic rivalry is more likely to result in the two great powers seeking to develop what Thomas Wright has called “<a href="https://csis-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/s3fs-public/legacy_files/files/publication/TWQ_2013Winter_Wright.pdf">spheres of independence</a>” in certain key areas, like information communications technology (ICT). Although the future can never be certain, it seems as though the two rivals are headed toward a form of competitive and cooperative “<a href="https://www.ejiltalk.org/the-turn-to-managed-interdependence-a-glimpse-into-the-future-of-international-economic-law">managed interdependence</a>” rather than complete isolation or total integration.</p> <p class="rtecenter"><strong>China’s Innovation Imperative: Making, Transacting and Taking</strong></p> <p>In recent decades, China has taken enormous strides forward, lifting vast numbers of people out of poverty by becoming the world’s manufacturing hub. As a rising great power, China faces an “innovation imperative:” It needs to acquire and develop new technologies to enjoy long-term growth, continue its ascent up the global value chain and arm itself against a dominant strategic competitor with more advanced military capabilities. China has sought to close this technological gap through a combination of what Andrew Kennedy and Darren Lim describe as <a href="https://academic.oup.com/ia/article/94/3/553/4992406"><em>making</em></a><a href="https://academic.oup.com/ia/article/94/3/553/4992406">, </a><a href="https://academic.oup.com/ia/article/94/3/553/4992406"><em>transacting</em></a><a href="https://academic.oup.com/ia/article/94/3/553/4992406"> and </a><a href="https://academic.oup.com/ia/article/94/3/553/4992406"><em>taking</em></a>:</p> <ul><li><em>Making</em> consists of supporting domestic firms in developing indigenous innovative and manufacturing capacity so that China can be more self-reliant when it comes to creating and producing new technologies. For example, the <a href="https://www.merics.org/sites/default/files/2018-07/MPOC_No.2_MadeinChina2025_web.pdf">Made in China 2025 industrial policy</a> seeks to spur Chinese innovation and technological advancement in key emerging technology sectors.</li> <li><em>Transacting</em> involves concluding commercial transactions with foreign entities that result in the transfer of key technology. This goal can be achieved by Chinese companies buying or investing in foreign technology companies, or by the government requiring foreign companies that want to invest in China to work with domestic firms or transfer some of their intellectual property in return for market access.</li> <li><em>Taking</em> means acquiring existing technology from foreign states and companies without paying for it. This objective can be realized through legal means, such as collecting open-source material like published scientific papers or sending Chinese students to study abroad, or through illegal means, such as stealing intellectual property from foreign governments and competitors.</li> </ul><p align="center" style="margin-left: 28.35pt;"><strong>U.S. Technological Supremacy: Shielding, Stifling and Spurring</strong></p> <p><a id="_30j0zll" name="_30j0zll"></a>Until recently, the United States was fairly dismissive when it came to Chinese innovation capacity, viewing China as a “<a href="https://docs.house.gov/meetings/AS/AS26/20180109/106756/HHRG-115-AS26-Wstate-CarterW-20180109.pdf">copycat nation</a>” that could only <a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/FINAL-China-Technology-Report-6.18.18-PDF.pdf">steal</a> or “<a href="http://www.aei.org/publication/yes-it-matters-if-china-is-ripping-off-american-tech/">rip off</a>” technological innovations. Yet China has made significant investments in research and development in recent years, and Chinese companies have made <a href="http://fortune.com/2017/11/21/china-innovation-dji/">impressive strides</a> forward across a range of areas, including <a href="https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612617/china-is-racing-ahead-in-5g-heres-what-it-means/">ICT</a> and <a href="https://www.wired.com/story/china-catching-up-us-in-ai-research/">artificial intelligence</a> (AI). As China seeks to move itself forward, the United States now faces an imperative to maintain its “<a href="https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3389163">technological supremacy</a>.” It accordingly has an interest in defending its existing technological dominance, hobbling the technological ambitions of its upcoming rival China and doubling down on its own technological advancement to ensure it retains its edge going forward.</p> <p>It is difficult to develop a coherent strategy about how to protect America’s technological supremacy. One of the chief problems is that views differ over whether openness in trading, investment, and research and development with an economic and strategic competitor represents a security risk (because of the possibility of knowledge and material transfers) or a security gain (because it bolsters thriving technology industries that are then best placed to retain their innovative edge). For example, <a href="https://books.google.com.au/books?id=0iFCCwAAQBAJ&amp;lpg=PA1&amp;pg=PA3#v=onepage&amp;q&amp;f=false">Hugo Meijer’s work</a> on U.S. export controls contrasts the views of “Control Hawks,” who believe that exporting sensitive technologies to competitors is a security risk, with those of “Run Faster” advocates, who argue that strict export controls may actually damage U.S. security by undermining the competitiveness of the commercial industrial base upon which the Pentagon relies for advanced defense technology.</p> <p>Any strategy by the incumbent technological power will depend on the prevailing views as to the best balance to strike between being open and closed. In the past few decades, the Run Faster advocates have been predominant, leading to relative open policies on measures like welcoming foreign students and foreign workers, and permitting acquisitions by foreign buyers, including in STEM fields and the technology sector. However, as U.S. fears have been pricked by Chinese technological advances, the balance seems to be shifting closer toward the Control Hawk view. Wherever the balance is ultimately struck, we should expect that the incumbent power will seek to protect its lead through some combination of what we call <em>shielding</em>, <em>stifling</em> and <em>spurring</em>:</p> <ul><li><em>Shielding</em> consists of protecting domestic technological knowledge from taking and transacting by a competitor. Control Hawks would argue for clamping down on a wide range of activities by foreign competitors, whereas Run Faster advocates might suggest working out a narrower range of objectionable behaviors and policing those vigorously. In current U.S. practice, shielding includes prosecuting Chinese <a href="https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&amp;rct=j&amp;q=&amp;esrc=s&amp;source=web&amp;cd=2&amp;cad=rja&amp;uact=8&amp;ved=2ahUKEwixqrmi26HiAhX0jOYKHVrOBm4QFjABegQIAhAB&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.washingtonpost.com%2Fworld%2Fnational-security%2Fus-and-more-than-a-dozen-allies-to-condemn-china-for-economic-espionage%2F2018%2F12%2F20%2Fcdfd0338-0455-11e9-b5df-5d3874f1ac36_story.html&amp;usg=AOvVaw0O-hpEw8JKVSAhK-mU1PNV">nationals</a> and <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-28/u-s-planning-to-announce-criminal-charges-related-to-huawei-jrgrda0q">companies</a> for industrial espionage; resisting “<a href="https://piie.com/system/files/documents/pb18-13.pdf">forced technology transfers</a><u>”</u>; restricting the scope for American universities to do <a href="https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/12/spying-education-research-1261361">collaborative research</a> on “sensitive” technology with Chinese partners; and <a href="https://www.lawfareblog.com/foreign-investment-risk-review-modernization-act-2018">expanding the activities of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States</a> (CFIUS) to permit the review and blocking of, inter alia, all nonpassive foreign investments in any company that deals with “critical technology” (including “emerging and foundational technologies”), “critical infrastructure” or “sensitive personal data of United States citizens that may be exploited in a manner that threatens national security.”</li> <li><em>Stifling</em> involves taking actions to inhibit the strategic competitor’s capacity for making. U.S. practice in this regard includes imposing <a href="https://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/IF10708.pdf">unilateral tariffs</a> with a view, among other things, to pressuring China to <a href="https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/2182441/how-made-china-2025-became-lightning-rod-war-over-chinas">moderate industrial policies</a> that support <a href="https://macropolo.org/analysis/trumps-trade-war-isnt-about-trade-its-about-technology">high-technology industries</a>; adopting <a href="https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2018/11/30/protecting-sensitive-technologies-without-constricting-their-development/">new export controls</a> on “emerging and foundational technologies” to prevent the transfer of next-generation technologies, such as quantum computing, robotics and artificial intelligence; banning the sale of components like semiconductors to Chinese companies like <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/16/technology/chinese-tech-company-blocked-from-buying-american-components.html?module=inline">ZTE</a> and <a href="https://www.ft.com/content/ea36fade-7784-11e9-be7d-6d846537acab">Huawei</a>; and seeking to prevent the purchase or adoption of Chinese technology like Huawei and 5G <a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-securing-information-communications-technology-services-supply-chain/">domestically</a> and <a href="https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&amp;rct=j&amp;q=&amp;esrc=s&amp;source=web&amp;cd=1&amp;cad=rja&amp;uact=8&amp;ved=2ahUKEwj_v57B3qHiAhXU8HMBHZfgCqcQFjAAegQIABAB&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wsj.com%2Farticles%2Fu-s-would-rethink-intelligence-ties-if-allies-use-huawei-technology-11556550371&amp;usg=AOvVaw1Ilm2-MnEVG2HmFmbNLxeE">abroad</a>. Although openly admitting to trying to stifle foreign competition may be problematic from an international trade and investment law perspective, this rationale is <a href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.cnas.org/documents/CNAS-Report-Economic_Dominance-final.pdf?mtime=20190423154936">increasingly</a> appearing in U.S. sources as an explanation for the economic policies that the United States is or should be adopting in order to counter China.</li> <li><em>Spurring</em> means seeking to stimulate technological innovation by, for instance, <a href="https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/china/2017-12-05/artificial-intelligence-and-chinese-power">increasing government research and development funding</a>, adopting a <a href="https://www.rubio.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/d1c6db46-1a68-481a-b96e-356c8100f1b7/3EDECA923DB439A8E884C6229A4C6003.02.12.19-final-sbc-project-mic2025-report.pdf">more extensive industrial policy</a>, attracting the <a href="https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/02/25/heres-how-the-united-states-can-keep-its-technological-edge-trump/">best human talent</a> from around the world and seeking to ensure for domestic companies a competitive advantage in markets abroad. The United States has worked hard to open foreign markets for its companies and has a strong history of attracting and retaining foreign talent, but its support for research funding and the strength and coherence of its industrial policy have <a href="https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-the-u-s-surrendered-to-china-on-scientific-research-11555666200">waned over the years</a>, leading to <a href="https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/02/marco-rubio-industrial-policy-report-counter-china-innovation-strategy/">ongoing</a> <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/05/opinion/china-marco-rubio-republicans-industrial-policy-.html">debates</a> over whether such measures should be reinvigorated. Political scientists have identified “<a href="https://books.google.com.au/books?id=lkcnDAAAQBAJ&amp;lpg=PA237&amp;vq=%22creative%20insecurity%22&amp;pg=PA13#v=onepage&amp;q&amp;f=false">creative insecurity</a>” as a key factor in spurring technological innovation, which occurs when a state’s perception of external security threats outweighs the drag of internal distributional fights between domestic stakeholders.</li> </ul><p>The new measures adopted by the United States this week represent forms of shielding (protecting the domestic U.S. market from sales by Huawei and ZTE within America) and stifling (attempting to undermine the growth and development of Chinese ICT companies operating around the world). Other actions, such as restricting knowledge transfers through <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-students-exclusive/exclusive-fearing-espionage-us-weighs-tighter-rules-on-chinese-students-idUSKCN1NY1HE">limitations on Chinese STEM students</a> and <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/30/us/politics/trump-china-researchers-espionage.html">researchers</a> studying and working in the United States, can have elements of both shielding (to prevent Chinese taking of existing technology) and stifling (to slow Chinese innovation through limiting human capacity). But it is important to note that <a href="https://defense360.csis.org/bad-idea-competing-with-china-without-knowing-what-winning-looks-like/">many</a> <a href="https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00396338.2018.1470755">advocates</a> still exist for a more open approach, particularly when it comes to welcoming foreign students and workers to attract the best global talent to the United States in order to <a href="https://thehill.com/opinion/international/423225-the-us-cant-out-china-china">fuel</a> its innovative capacity.</p> <p align="center"><strong>Actions and Reactions: Toward Spheres of Independence</strong></p> <p>Some U.S. commentators argue that shielding, stifling and spurring measures are necessary so that the two economies can be “<a href="https://www.ft.com/content/019b1856-03c0-11e9-99df-6183d3002ee1">decoupled</a>” and China’s “<a href="https://www.uscc.gov/sites/default/files/Research/China%27s%20Technonationalism.pdf">technonationalism</a>” can be effectively countered. In response to such actions, Chinese President Xi Jinping has <a href="https://www.scmp.com/economy/china-economy/article/2165860/xi-jinping-says-trade-war-pushes-china-rely-itself-and-thats">increasingly</a> <a href="https://www.ft.com/content/63430718-e3cb-11e8-a6e5-792428919cee">invoked</a> the importance of <em>zìlìgēngshēng</em>, which means “self-reliance and sufficiency.” According to <a href="http://en.people.cn/n3/2018/0419/c90000-9451186.html">Xi</a>: “Only by mastering crucial core technologies with our own hands can we … fundamentally safeguard our national economic security, national security, and security in other areas.” Thus, offensive and defensive actions by the technological incumbent might spur further offensive and defensive moves by the technological challenger, and both may increase levels of and desire for independence.</p> <p>The U.S.-China economic and technological rivalry is likely to increase as <a href="https://www.cigionline.org/sites/default/files/documents/Paper%20no.162web.pdf">data becomes a central battleground</a><u>,</u> given the unknown and potentially outsized economic benefits and security risks it possesses. For instance, CFIUS recently requested that Chinese firms divest from <a href="https://www.brookings.edu/opinions/is-it-a-threat-to-us-security-that-china-owns-grindr-a-gay-dating-app">Grindr</a> (a gay dating app) and <a href="https://www.scmp.com/tech/enterprises/article/3004801/icarbonx-could-be-latest-chinese-company-forced-sell-stake-us-firm">PatientsLikeMe</a> (a personal health app) over concerns about access to sensitive data. China has declared big data to be a “<a href="https://www.aspi.org.au/report/big-data-china-and-battle-privacy">fundamental strategic resource</a>” and has sought to protect this strategic asset by requiring the localization of data within the country, which fits within China’s broader policy of protecting its “<a href="https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/06/zte-huawei-china-trump-trade-cyber/563033/">cyberspace sovereignty</a>.”</p> <p>Economically, the Chinese government seeks to <a href="https://academic.oup.com/ijlit/article-abstract/25/3/213/3960261">use data localization to give an advantage</a> to Chinese companies over Western ones. Strategically, data localization helps ensure that Chinese data cannot be accessed by Western governments, a fear that <a href="https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2895610">became visceral</a> for states like China and Russia after the Snowden revelations. Moreover, data localization can be both defensive (protecting against U.S. spying or interference) or offensive. In the latter case, localization can help secure <a href="https://www.lawfareblog.com/geoeconomics-chinese-strategy-technological-advancement-and-cybersecurity">China’s big data advantage</a>, which in turn will give the country a head start in AI development with its potential to reap large economic and military advantages. And it can enable the Chinese government to access this data in accordance with its <a href="https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/huawei-and-the-ambiguity-of-chinas-intelligence-and-counter-espionage-laws">National Intelligence Law and Counter-Espionage Law</a>, which require Chinese individuals and companies to comply with requests for information related to intelligence and counter-espionage work.</p> <p align="center"><strong>Conclusion</strong></p> <p>Across a variety of areas, from export controls to investment screening to data localization, these developments suggest that the United States and China are taking active steps to decrease the interdependence of their economies by moving toward greater spheres of independence in certain strategic sectors, such as ICT and military supply chains. 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Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:586a3173-bfd3-bcb4-207d-8022d22bce9e Tue, 21 May 2019 08:31:32 -0400 <p class="TweetTextSize js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="und"><a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Defining?src=hash">#<b>Defining</b></a> the <a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Issues?src=hash">#<b>Issues</b></a> <a href="https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/05/defining_the_issues.html#.XOPDwewKLa8.twitter">https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/05/defining_the_issues.html#.XOPDwewKLa8.twitter&nbsp;&hellip;</a></p><br /><br /><img height="16" src="https://www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/7074209" width="16" /> Twitter search feed for: michael novakhov.<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/7442838" width="16" height="16"> Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (3 sites) (@mikenov) "organized crime and terrorism" - Google News: Portugal Arrests 17 Hells Angels Biker Gang Members in Raids Across Country - U.S. News & World Report https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2019-05-21/portugal-arrests-17-hells-angels-biker-gang-members-in-raids-across-country 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:f1ec8621-621c-67af-c829-1e55e70889a1 Tue, 21 May 2019 08:28:00 -0400 <a href="https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2019-05-21/portugal-arrests-17-hells-angels-biker-gang-members-in-raids-across-country" target="_blank">Portugal Arrests 17 Hells Angels Biker Gang Members in Raids Across Country</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">U.S. News & World Report</font><p>LISBON (Reuters) - Portuguese police arrested 17 members of the Hells Angels motorcycle club on Tuesday on suspicion of organized crime activity, authorities ...</p><br><br><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/uijNAiIWFGcTRnZdalcCFeEm1miBqAcbKbjuAXKrVDAN7pp7Ye4_ZblrHeYBpBLtHYJWKPIIKUqcjptwpL2B-EijLniR2uUtI76eib4U7Ug5VHI8MLTSphNiGY4OyKHqdhDxbRR42v3jYdqGWESQomIyNxO30TUR3ybbz58TKJdErNxl07mozUPFZrJ7UNJpxTfu9SJSUnUKgUUeC8OJRGcXcQFBDJ_a30TUzws8UVPWSiXvccwJD0553SedHKML03Jg7UleQ6oPPP4XkwWOYM208H3if5TBZPqCBDZI4XgnX94UrrPuqifY0E2VdfKN7g1HiGq8qmTIhzivRhIEb4H0WSWiA5nRRUzEOuGXZhawVgnDFw3-UCBJ6uEEqk3vTLCb4FNNedKQVV64yC3HDpHeQvkYwAN8-tQQ4Z3tm0JAA6407PiV6Q=-w150-h150-c" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6458051" width="16" height="16"> "organized crime and terrorism" - Google News Politics: The Energy 202: Democrats slammed Biden on climate change. But what would a 'middle ground' even look like? https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/the-energy-202/2019/05/21/the-energy-202-democrats-slammed-biden-on-climate-change-but-what-would-a-middle-ground-even-look-like/5ce2e8aba7a0a435cff8c0f6/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:bc3a21ec-4200-9052-efda-b7abd4d9b591 Tue, 21 May 2019 08:25:09 -0400 Here's a possible framework for a centrist plan.<br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/pbox.php?url=https://palomaimages.washingtonpost.com/pr2/ded04bfea6ab5c8b2c489434d41ac8ef-4049-2700-70-8-C2XUZEDZTYI6TJ57ZCSDXBHOGE.jpg&w=90&op=resize&opt=1&filter=antialias&t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/pbox.php?url=https://palomaimages.washingtonpost.com/pr2/ded04bfea6ab5c8b2c489434d41ac8ef-4049-2700-70-8-C2XUZEDZTYI6TJ57ZCSDXBHOGE.jpg&w=606&op=resize&opt=1&filter=antialias&t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="https://www.washingtonpost.com/pbox.php?url=https://palomaimages.washingtonpost.com/pr2/ded04bfea6ab5c8b2c489434d41ac8ef-4049-2700-70-8-C2XUZEDZTYI6TJ57ZCSDXBHOGE.jpg&w=1024&op=resize&opt=1&filter=antialias&t=20170517" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/836242" width="16" height="16"> Politics Dino Grandoni "Putin and American political process" - Google News: Council of Europe accuses Hungary of widespread rights abuses - POLITICO.eu https://www.politico.eu/article/council-of-europe-accuses-hungary-widespread-rights-abuses-refugees/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:513f5a6d-83d5-ff4b-c5eb-62d7784c68c7 Tue, 21 May 2019 08:18:34 -0400 <a href="https://www.politico.eu/article/council-of-europe-accuses-hungary-widespread-rights-abuses-refugees/" target="_blank">Council of Europe accuses Hungary of widespread rights abuses</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">POLITICO.eu</font><p>The watchdog condemned the country's treatment of refugees and warned it was backsliding on gender equality.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6469754" width="16" height="16"> "Putin and American political process" - Google News