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2:01 PM 12/14/2017 M.N.: Investigate the Obamas FBI and the Obamas DOJ! What the utter idiots! Obama was more Third World caudillo than president
2:13 PM 12/14/2017 Polish official says Putin responsible for 2010 plane crash
2:40 PM 12/14/2017 M.N.: The answer is: YES, and without any doubts! The FBI Did Become A KGB-Type Operation Under Obama! Investigate him personally, investigate the FBI, and investigate how it happened.
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Trump’s Strange Love for Putin Has Become a National Security Nightmare – Vanity Fair

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Vanity Fair
Trump’s Strange Love for Putin Has Become a National Security Nightmare
Vanity Fair
In his first press conference as president, Donald Trump made a revealing comment about his relationship with Russia, which the U.S. intelligence community had accused of interfering in the 2016 election and which has been a source of so many of his
Doubting the intelligence, Trump pursues Putin and leaves a Russian threat uncheckedWashington Post
How Trump’s Russia interference doubts impact national securityCBS News
3 Ways Trump’s Narcissism Is Endangering AmericaEsquire.com
Globalnews.ca –The Hill
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2:01 PM 12/14/2017 M.N.: Investigate the Obamas FBI and the Obamas DOJ! What the utter idiots! Obama was more Third World caudillo than president

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M.N.: Investigate the Obama’s FBI and the Obama’s DOJ! What the utter idiots! “This shouldnt be all that surprising given that Barack Obama gleefully weaponized the FBI, Department of Justice, and various intelligence agencies, and criminalized political differences in the process. A radical zealot with a desire to fundamentally transform the United States, the 44th president … Continue reading“2:01 PM 12/14/2017 – M.N.: Investigate the Obama’s FBI and the Obama’s DOJ! What the utter idiots! – “Obama was more Third World caudillo than president…””

2:13 PM 12/14/2017 Polish official says Putin responsible for 2010 plane crash

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Polish official says Putin responsible for 2010 plane crash Visitors at the Powazki Cemetery, in Warsaw, Poland, on Nov. 12, 2016, walk toward a memorial of some of the victims of a 2010 plane crash in Russia that killed Poland’s President Lech Kaczynski and 95 other prominent Poles. CZAREK SOKOLOWSKI/AP PHOTO WARSAW, Poland Poland’s … Continue reading“2:13 PM 12/14/2017 – Polish official says Putin responsible for 2010 plane crash”

2:40 PM 12/14/2017 M.N.: The answer is: YES, and without any doubts! The FBI Did Become A KGB-Type Operation Under Obama! Investigate him personally, investigate the FBI, and investigate how it happened.

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M.N.: The answer is: “YES”, and without any doubts! The FBI Did Become A ‘KGB-Type Operation’ Under Obama! Investigate him personally, investigate the FBI, and investigate how it happened.  “I think the FBI has been compromised,” Fitton said on Fox News @ Night. “Forget about shutting down Mr. Mueller. Do we need to shut down the FBI because it was … Continue reading“2:40 PM 12/14/2017 – M.N.: The answer is: “YES”, and without any doubts! The FBI Did Become A ‘KGB-Type Operation’ Under Obama! Investigate him personally, investigate the FBI, and investigate how it happened. “

Today’s Headlines and Commentary

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6,700 Rohingya diedincluding 730 children under the age of 5 in the first month of the Myanmar governments crackdown on the Muslim ethnic minority group,  the New York Times. The Times also  that two Reuters journalists have been arrested in the country on accusation that they attempted to illegally obtain government documents related to the military’s activities in Rakhine State, where the acts against Rohingya have occurred. Murders, rape, and arson in that state have driven over 645,000 Rohingya into neighboring Bangladesh since August. The United States and United Nations have called the acts ethnic cleansing.

In a 3-2 vote, the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal the 2015 net neutrality rules,  the Washington Post. A  earlier this month said 83% of Americans oppose the change, which allows internet service providers to discriminate in the connection speeds they allow to different websites. The Times  the final effect that the change will have on internet users remains unclear. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman  he intends to file a lawsuit seeking to stop the rule change.

In the days before President Donald Trump took office, his closest confidants urged him to accept the intelligence communitys assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. election,  the Post. The president resisted the advice. Based on interviews with 50 current and former American officials, the Posts essay details episodes that reveal the presidents views and frustrations related to Russia, how those frustrations have affected his relationships with those around him, and the resulting implications for foreign policy and national security. If you talk about Russia, meddling, interferencethat takes the [Presidential Daily Briefing] off the rails, said one former senior intelligence official. The briefing is designed to avoid angering the president, the Posts report says.

In a signing statement for the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, Trump signified that he intends to keep Guantanamo open, though he reserves the right to release detainees, the Miami Herald . Trump stated that restrictions on the Presidents authority to transfer detainees would violate constitutional separation-of-power principles, including the Presidents constitutional authority as Commander in Chief. The statement is similar to President Barack Obamas prior assertion of this authority, though the Obama administration emphasized this authority in an effort to close the facility.

The Trump administration is refocusing on Iran now that the threat from the Islamic State in the Middle East is subsiding,  the Wall Street Journal. Officials from the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia have expressed concern over Iranian military expansion and the threat of Iranian military presence in Syria. While Defense Secretary James Mattis will keep troops in Syria in an effort to keep Islamic State insurgents from regaining ground in the country, U.S. officials state that American troops might also be needed to deter Irans military presence in Syria and prevent Iran from transporting weapons to its allies.

The unnamed U.S. citizen detained as an enemy combatant by the U.S. military since Sept. 16 also holds Saudi citizenship the Hill. John Doe was captured by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic forces while allegedly fighting with Islamic State insurgents. He has not yet been charged or provided counsel, but his Saudi citizenship could allow an arrangement to transfer him into Saudi custody under certain conditions.

James Alex Fields Jr., the self-identified neo-Nazi that killed counterprotester Heather Heyer at a far-right rally in Charlottesville on Aug. 12, will make his first appearance in court on Thursday,  the Post. He is charged with second-degree murder for deliberately driving his car into another car, killing Heyer and injuring 19 others, among several other charges.

Democrats on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee say the president will seek a federal pay freeze and cuts to domestic security programs in the fiscal year 2019 budget, the Post. The senators released two reports citing budget guidance promulgated by the Office of Management and Budget. The documents specifically address the Department of Homeland Security but, regarding pay raises, cite governmentwide guidance that there will be no civilian salary increases. The documents also cite $568 million in cuts to counterterrorism programs, including countering violent extremism initiatives, transportation security, domestic nuclear detection, and emergency response programs. Congress would ultimately have to decide whether to authorize appropriations for those purposes.

On Wednesday, British Parliament dealt a major blow to Prime Minister Theresa May in a 309-305 vote for more control over Brexit negotiations, the New York Times . Parliament must now provide formal approval for any final deal in the ongoing negotiations withdrawing from the European Union. May argued against the vote, calling it another roadblock in the complicated negotiations intended to be completed in March 2019.

On Thursday, South Korean President Moon Jae-in suggested a new start in the relationship between China and South Korea, the Journal . Moon and Chinese President Xi Jinping met at a Beijing summit, which was the first time the South Korean president visited China since assuming office in May. The two countries, which have suffered from a frayed diplomatic relations, seek to strengthen bilateral ties in a mutual effort to deter North Koreas missile program.

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Mieke Eoyang, Benjamin Freeman and Benjamin Wittes  new survey data on public confidence in the FBI.

Mieke Eoyang and Laura S.H. Holgate  the dangers Michael Flynns advocacy for a Middle East nuclear power deal during his tenure as national security adviser.

Arun Sukumar  on the reelection of Judge Dalveer Bandhari to the International Court of Justice.

Matthew Kahn  the live stream of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosensteins testimony on Justice Department oversight before the House Judiciary Committee.

Kahn  the live stream of Tuesdays Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the strategic and legal considerations regarding the use of force.

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How Trump’s Russia interference doubts impact national security – CBS News

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How Trump’s Russia interference doubts impact national security
CBS News
December 14, 2017, 8:04 AM | The Washington Post reports President Trump is causing historic turmoil in his administration by refusing to agree that Russia interfered in the 2016 election. The paper says the report is “based on interviews with more 

Theres A Deadly New Threat From North Korea

mikenova shared this story from In Homeland Security.

If North Korea is starting a biological weapons program, it’s one more warning of the escalating threat the isolated nation poses to national security.

The American KGB is out of control! Thats how the freedom of speech is raped in America by the FBI! Gregg Jarretts arrest a result of the FBIs provocation and the FBIs retaliation for his criticism of the FBI

mikenova shared this story from FBI News Review.

“Drunk Fox News Anchor Gregg Jarrett Arrested During Airport Fight” VIDEO “Fox News Anchor Arrested” The American KGB is out of control! That’s how the freedom of speech is raped in America by the FBI!  Is Gregg Jarrett’s arrest a result of the FBI’s provocation and the FBI’s retaliation for his criticism of the FBI … Continue reading“The American KGB is out of control! That’s how the freedom of speech is raped in America by the FBI! Gregg Jarrett’s arrest a result of the FBI’s provocation and the FBI’s retaliation for his criticism of the FBI”

HSBC Deferred Prosecution For Cartel Money Laundering Expires

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Analysis: The global banking titan HSBC was fined a record-breaking $1.9 billion in 2012 for helping Mexican drug cartels launder money.

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