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Trump Administration Tells 200,000 Salvadorans To Leave Or Get Deported: Reports
The Real Traitors of Trump Tower
Will President Trump be interviewed by Robert Mueller?
Don’t believe Michael Wolff’s book about Trump if you want the truth – The Hill
The Early Edition: January 8, 2018
The Biggest Question on the Trump/Russia Story – TPM (blog)
Kushner’s Financial Ties to Israel Deepen Even With Mideast Diplomatic Role – New York Times
White House aide Stephen Miller escorted off Jake Tapper’s CNN set after bashing Steve Bannon – New York Daily News
In Defense of Robert Mueller – Bloomberg
Manhunt underway after deputy chasing suspected burglars shot and killed in Washington state – Washington Post
Mueller’s team, lawyers discuss possible Trump interview: NBC – Reuters
GoPro quits the drone business – The Verge
“The drip, drip, drip Effect
CIA’s Pompeo says Russia and others trying to undermine US elections – Reuters
Donald Trump to undergo medical check amid swirl of allegations over his health – Telegraph.co.uk
CIA’s Pompeo Says Russia and Others Trying to Undermine US Elections – U.S. News & World Report
CIA director defends Trump’s mental abilities – CNN
Trump must cut our intelligence tab, which now tops government revenues of 189 countries – Washington Times
Another ‘Oops’ from the Intelligence Community – PJ Media
Something is totally off about the GOP, WikiLeaks, an this new anti-Trump book
Donald Trump, Democrat? – Forbes
Holtzberg: President Trump Rightly Calls Out Pakistani Terrorism – Newsmax
Russian propaganda on social media – Google News: Russia Meddling in Mexican Election: White House Aide McMaster – U.S. News & World Report
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EXCLUSIVE: Huma Abedin backed up her emails to Anthony Weiner’s laptop after leaving the State Department even …
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Huma Abedin backed up copies of her emails with Hillary Clinton to her pervert husband Anthony Weiner’slaptop, DailyMail.com can disclose – conflicting with her account to the FBI and in court that she did not preserve the conversations. An  

Trump Administration Tells 200,000 Salvadorans To Leave Or Get Deported: Reports

The move hurts U.S. interests to further an anti-immigration ideology, advocates say.
The Real Traitors of Trump Tower

With each passing day, the Real Traitors of Trump Tower further cements its legacy as the worst reality show of all time, both because it’s so harmful to the real world, and because it’s just so painfully unrealistic. There was no better reminder of this than yesterday, when Stephen Miller a character so cliched he could sink any fictional script went on television to refute the notion that the President of the United States is a mentally ill moron, only to be escorted out of the studio by security guards. But that wasn’t even the worst of it.Miller, a white supremacist cartoon character with a forehead the size of Montana, went on CNN to defend Donald Trump after pretty much everyone else in the White House was quoted in a new book as saying that Trump is a crazed idiot. Trump had fired back by insisting that he was a “stable genius,” thus unwittingly confirming the premise of the book, and reminding us yet again that none of this can possibly be real. Miller acted so bizarrely during his interview that the host threw him off the air, and then Miller refused to leave the studio until security guards came to remove him, according to Axios. Perhaps Miller was acting so much more wankerish than usual by the end of it because he figured out that he just accidentally admitted his boss committed treason.

Stephen Miller was asked if Donald Trump was in Trump Tower while his son Donald Trump Jr another unrealistically cocky and stupid character who could singlehandedly sink any fictional movie was downstairs committing treason with the Russian government. Miller refused to answer the question, because this is an area in which you want to be as vague as possible. Any answer would have sufficed: “No, he wasn’t there.” “Yes, but he didn’t know about the meeting.” “I don’t know, because I’m just a coffee boy.” “The answer to your question is…oh wait, look over there, a butterfly.” “Help, I’m having an aneurysm.”

Anything would have worked, really, except refusing to answer the question at all. That was an admission that he couldn’t answer the question, because Donald Trump was indeed somehow involved with that Russian meeting. That means Trump committed treason too, because having a literal traitor in the Oval Office is just the plot point we all need. Oh, and the Los Angeles Times now says that those same Russian government representatives somehow met with Ivanka Trump in an elevator. Really? Secret elevator meetings now? The Real Traitors of Trump Tower simply isn’t realistic. Nothing is this cliched. No one is this stupid. People like this can’t possibly exist.

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Will President Trump be interviewed by Robert Mueller?

NBC News reported this morning that President Donald Trumps lawyers are talking with FBI investigators about a potential interview between Special Counsel Robert Muellers team and the president, and even looking for ways to possibly avoid it happening altogether.

The discussions were described by one person with direct knowledge as preliminary and ongoing. Trumps legal team is seeking clarification on whether the president would be interviewed directly by Mueller, as well as the legal standard for when a president can be interviewed, the location of a possible interview, the topics and the duration. But the presidents team is also seeking potential compromises that could avoid an interview altogether, two of those interviewed told NBC News.

According to the report, Trumps lawyers began their own internal discussions on the subject shortly after the presidents former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, was indicted in late October for money laundering in connection with his business dealings with Ukraine.

To make better sense of the story and understand what it might mean for Muellers investigation, I talked this morning with Just Securitys Andy Wright, who before joining the faculty of Savannah Law School worked as associate counsel in the White House Counsels Office during the Obama administration. He also served as assistant counsel to Vice President Al Gore in the Clinton White House, where he managed responses to investigations conducted by Congress, the Justice Department, and Office of the Independent Counsel.

His first thought upon reading the story was that this could mean the Mueller team is nearing the end of their current lines of investigation, because you wouldnt want to sit down with Trump until youve gathered all of the information you can and interviewed all of the people below him. When interviewing a potential target of an investigation, a lawyer always wants as many relevant documents and testimony from related witnesses in advance. That is especially true when interviewing a president given the presidents unique role. According to Wright, it is appropriate to make some concessions related to the presidents schedule and some other atmospherics of the interview. Pre-interview preparation is at an additional premium with a witness who has a reputation for dishonesty and sloppy use of language.

I would guess that Muellers team is preparing to interview Trump with both concerns in mind, Wright said.

With a possible Trump interview on the horizon, Wright said he also thinks Vice President Mike Pence has either already been interviewed and we dont know about it, or his lawyers are also negotiating the terms of his interview.

Mueller would be interested in hearing from Pence because of the role he played in the firing of Michael Flynn, Trumps first national security adviser. According to the White House, Trump fired Flynn because he lied to Pence about the discussions hed had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in December 2016. Pence told CBS News John Dickerson on Jan. 15, 2017 that Flynn told him that he did not discuss the Obama administrations decision to sanction Russia or expel Russian officials for its interference in the 2016 election with Kislyak. This account was first disputed in early February of last year when the Washington Post reported that Flynn had discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with Kislyak and therefore what Pence told the American public had not been true. Flynns plea deal, made public a few weeks ago, revealed the extent to which Flynn had lied. It also made clear that by no means had Flynn been acting independently or gone rogue in his conversations with Kislyak as first portrayed by the White House, raising the question of what Trump and Pence really knew about the contents of those phone calls.

These are the kinds of questions Trump would likely face if and when he sits down with Muellers team. Of course, hed also be asked about his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, his knowledge of the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Russian officials attended by senior members of his campaign team, and likely many more topics being developed by investigators.

For example, its very possible that Mueller has obtained Trumps tax returns by this point, and hed certainly want to before interviewing him, Wright said. There is likely so much information that Mueller has of which the public is still unaware, he added.

Meanwhile, its not a surprise that Trumps lawyers are exploring options for avoiding a face-to-face interview with Muellers team, Wright said. Trump is a uniquely bad witness.

Not only is he known to tell willful and deliberate lies, but hes also very clumsy with his use of language and this can be exploited by prosecutors.

Its also worth noting that the presidents voluntary witness interview is still subject to the federal false statements statute, 18 U.S.C. Sec. 1001. That is the same crime to which both George Papadopoulos and Flynn have plead guilty.

If the president knowingly and demonstrably lies during his witness interview, he would be guilty of a felony, Wright said.

So, of course, it would be to Trumps advantage to avoid an in-person interview, but Wright said he thinks its extremely unlikely that hell be able to get away without doing one.

Still, he doesnt think Mueller will resort to a subpoena, even though he certainly could legally, but for reasons of comity, its unlikely to happen.

The precedent was set in United States vs. Nixon, when the Supreme Court ruled that President Richard Nixon had to comply with a subpoena and was ordered to turn over tape recordings and other materials related to the Watergate investigation to a federal district court. He resigned 16 days after the Courts decision. Similarly, President Bill Clinton provided formal grand jury testimony, via video, in Independent Counsel Ken Starrs investigation into the Whitewater land deal and Lewinsky affair.

But throughout recent U.S. history, presidents and vice presidents have usually negotiated the terms of voluntary interviews instead of formal testimony.

Clinton and Vice President Al Gore did interviews with the F.B.I. about political fundraising during the 1996 presidential campaign. President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney sat for a joint interview with the 9/11 Commission in 2004, but as part of the negotiated terms for that exchange, there were no recordings or formal transcriptions.

 

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Don’t believe Michael Wolff’s book about Trump if you want the truth – The Hill
 


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Don’t believe Michael Wolff’s book about Trump if you want the truth
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The Early Edition: January 8, 2018

Signup to receive the Early Edition in your inbox here.Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Heres todays news.

TRUMP-RUSSIA

The former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon walked back on his comments that Donald Trump Jr.s meeting with Russians at Trump Tower in 2016 was treasonous, the former chief strategists remarks were quoted in Michael Wolffs book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Bannon issued a statement yesterday saying that Trump Jr. was both a patriot and a good man and that his reference to treason was aimed at the former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort who also attended the Trump Tower meeting rather than the presidents son, Jeremy W. Peters and Michael Tackett report at the New York Times.

Manafort should have known how the Russians operate, Bannon said in his statement, adding that he believes there was no collusion and that the investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia is a witch hunt. David Nakamura, Ashley Parker and Josh Dawsey report at the Washington Post.

Everything Ive done is 100 percent proper, Trump said Saturday during a press conference, denying that his campaign colluded with Russia and casting doubt on claims that he instructed the White House counsel to convince Attorney General Jeff Sessions not to recuse himself from the Justice Departments Russia investigation. Andrew Restuccia, Rachael Bade and Seung Min Kim report at POLITICO.

Trumps lawyers have been discussing a possible interview between the president and special counsel Robert Mueller, one source said that the discussions with F.B.I. investigators were preliminary, while two other sources said that the presidents team were also seeking potential compromises to avoid an interview altogether. Kristen Welker, Carol E. Lee, Julia Ainsley and Hallie Jackson reveal at NBC News.

Yes, I continue to be concerned, not only about the Russians, but about others efforts as well, the C.I.A. Director Mike Pompeo said yesterday in response to a question about Russian interference in U.S. elections including the upcoming midterm elections. Reuters reports.

The Senate Intelligence Committee investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election is far from over, the panels top Democrat Mark Warner (Va.) suggested on Friday. Mark Hosenball and Warren Strobel report at Reuters.

Russia has launched a campaign to interfere with Mexicos 2018 presidential election, the U.S. national security adviser H.R. McMaster said in a speech last month, according to a video clip that was published at the weekend. David Alire Garcia and Noe Torres report at Reuters.

NORTH KOREA

North Korea and South Korea are scheduled to hold high-level talks tomorrow, the participation of a North Korean delegation at next months Winter Olympics in South Korea is set to top the agenda and the talks will help determine whether the inter-Korean outreach could lead to decreased tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Andrew Jeong reports at the Wall Street Journal.

When discussing inter-Korean relations, the government will seek to raise the issue of war-torn families and ways to ease military tensions, South Koreas Unification Minister said today, Bryan Harris reporting at the Financial Times.

Trump would have no problem at all with talking to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on the phone, Trump said Saturday in response to questions from reporters, saying that he would talk to Kim and expressed hope that something can come out of the inter-Korean talks. James Oliphant reports at Reuters.

Tomorrows inter-Korean talks indicates that the U.S.-led pressure campaign is working, the Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday, adding that the talks could be a vehicle through which they would like to tell us that they would like to have some discussions. Saphora Smith reports at NBC News and based on an interview with the AP.

There has been no turnaround in Trump administrations North Korea policy, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said yesterday, following Trumps comments on Saturday that he would be willing to talk to Kim. Ian Kullgren reports at POLITICO.

The inter-Korean talks are unlikely to lead to a breakthrough, the C.I.A. Director Mike Pompeo said yesterday, stating that North Korea would be unlikely to change its outlook and is likely to maintain its nuclear capability a position that it unacceptable. Julia Manchester reports at the Hill.

Trumps tweets on North Korea keep Kim on his toes, Haley also said yesterday when asked whether the presidents use of Twitter was wise. Reuters reports.

North Korea expects to send participants to Winter Olympics, North Koreas representative at the International Olympic Committee said at the weekend, according to Japans Kyodo News. Reuters reports.

The U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated the pace and progress of North Koreas nuclear weapons program, while the agencies had predicted that Pyongyang would successfully test a hydrogen weapon, they did not predict the timing of this milestone correctly. David E. Sanger and William J. Broad explain at the New York Times.

A profile on Kim is provided by Jamie Tarabay at CNN.

IRAN

The Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (I.R.G.C.) declared yesterday that it had ended the unrest in the country, nevertheless signs of protests remain on social media and some have shared images of burnings, including the burning of identification cards for the volunteer militia Basij group. Asa Fitch and Isabel Coles report at the Wall Street Journal.

The I.R.G.C. blamed the unrest on the U.S., Israel, Saudi Arabia, supporters of the overthrown monarchy and the exiled group Mujahideen-e Khalq, the protests began Dec. 28 and were sparked by economic grievances. The AP reports.

From Wednesday, Trump has several opportunities to refuse to extend U.S. sanctions relief to Iran under the 2015 nuclear deal, this would lead to a breach of the deals provisions and would be more significant than his expected decision not to certify Irans compliance with the agreement, and the protests in Iran have added to the uncertainty. Felicia Schwartz reports at the Wall Street Journal.

The U.S. request for a Security Council meeting on the protests were a preposterous example of U.S. bullying tactics at the U.N., the Iranian ambassador to the U.S. Gholamali Khshroo said Friday at the session after Haley called on the Security Council to amplify the message of the Iranian people. Carol Morello reports at the Washington Post.

However worrying the events of the last few days in Iran may be, they do not constitute per se a threat to international peace and security, the French ambassador to the U.N. said Friday, the ambassadors comments were reflected by other diplomats at the session. Reuters reports.

President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed the Iran protests and developments on the Korean Peninsula during a phone call on Saturday, according to the White House. Olivia Beavers reports at the Hill.

The protests in Iran have the potential to aid hard-liners, the unrest resembles demonstrations in the early 2000s which led to conservatives exploiting the situation to undermine the reformist president, Mohammad Khatami. To help the situation Trump can take several steps: hold Iran accountable for human rights violations, keep the nuclear deal in place, and provide satellite internet access to allow Iranian activists to communicate. Nazila Fathi writes at the New York Times.

ISRAEL-PALESTINE

The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday that he completely agrees with Trumps criticisms of U.N.R.W.A., the agency that aids Palestinian refugees, he suggested that the U.N.R.W.A. budget be transferred to the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, saying that U.N.R.W.A. perpetuates the Palestinian refugee problem. Aron Heller reports at the AP.

The Arab League is set to lobby the U.N. to recognize a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, the Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said at the weekend, the efforts will be based on the Arab Leagues earlier decision to oppose Trumps decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Reuters reports.

Audio recordings have been released of an Egyptian intelligence officer asking the hosts of several talk show hosts to persuade their viewers to accept Trumps Jerusalem decision, the intelligence officer, Capt. Ashraf al-Kholi, said that tensions with Israel were not in Egypts national interests. David D. Kirkpatrick reports at the New York Times.

The lobbying efforts of Trumps transition team on the December 2016 vote on a U.N. resolution criticizing Israel were more intense than previously reported, the efforts were pursued at the request of Israel and included Trumps son-in-law Jared Kushner, the former national security adviser Mike Flynn and the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley. Flynn lied about the diplomatic efforts to federal officials and this has formed part of his plea agreement that he struck with special counsel Robert Mueller who is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. Kate OKeeffe and Farnaz Fassihi reveal the extent of the lobbying campaign at the Wall Street Journal.

Kushners financial ties with Israeli partners have deepened in spite of his role trying to achieve a peace between Israel and Palestine, the dealings do not appear to violate federal ethics laws and the White House has said that Kushner would work with his ethics advisers to ensure he recused himself from any particular matter involving specific parties in which he has a business relationship with a partner to the matter. Jesse Drucker reports at the New York Times.

PAKISTAN

Pakistani officials slammed the Trump administration for its decision to suspend military aid to the country, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the measure taken last week to freeze around $2bn in military assistance was counterproductive in addressing common threats. Shaiq Hussain and Annie Gowen report at the Washington Post.

The U.S. has been exploring ways to mitigate any retaliation from Pakistan and the Defense Secretary Jim Mattis played down concerns about the rift leading to the U.S. facing difficulties accessing U.S. forces in Afghanistan via Pakistan. Phil Stewart reports at Reuters.

Although Trump has deployed harsh rhetoric on Pakistan, the comments are unlikely to lead to a real shift in U.S. policy as Washington has, for some time, been frustrated with Pakistan and its inability to counter terrorism. Ishaan Tharoor writes at the Washington Post.

SYRIA

The Syrian army has broken the rebel-held siege of an army base in Eastern Ghouta, near the capital of Damascus, Syrian state television and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported yesterday. Al Jazeera reports.

At least 23 people were killed in a bombing yesterday in the rebel-held Syrian city of Idlib, according to the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, who added that the blast struck the headquarters of a minor rebel faction. The BBC reports.

Syrian government forces and its allies have launched an offensive on the rebel-held Idlib province which borders Turkey, Bassem Mroue reports a the AP.

Russian forces thwarted an attempted drone attack on the Syrian Hmeimim airbase on Saturday, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The BBC reports.

Russian-backed airstrikes have killed at least 17 civilians in Eastern Ghouta on Saturday, airstrikes over the last nine days have also hit at least 10 medical facilities. Eyad Kourdi, Mohammed Tawfeeq and Angela Dewan report at CNN.

U.S.-led airstrikes continue. U.S. and coalition forces carried out 58 airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq between December 29, 2017 and January 4, 2018. [Central Command]

OTHER DEVELOPMENTS

A Saudi fighter jet crashed in Yemen yesterday, the two pilots have been rescued and a Saudi official statement blamed the crash on a technical failure, while the Yemeni Houthi rebels claimed that they had downed the plane. The AP reports.

The Trump administration has scheduled a series of high-level engagements with the Russian government, according to U.S. officials, and the State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said that the talks were part of the normal course of diplomacy and many issues were needed to be discussed. John Hudson reports at BuzzFeed News.

The increased use of airstrikes has led to largescale civilian deaths, in 2017 airstrikes killed almost double the number of civilians than 2016. Karen McVeigh reports at the Guardian.

The Pentagon has almost completed the Nuclear Posture Review, the review was ordered by Trump in January 2017 and may provide the president the opportunity to leave his mark on the nuclear arsenal. Barbara Starr reports at CNN.

A feature on the attempts to locate the Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi  is provided by Anne Speckhard and Adrian Shajkovci at The Daily Beast.

A closed national security session has been scheduled this week at a conference room near the Pentagon, the session will include lawyers and the judge in an al-Qaida war crimes case and constitutes a first as such sessions have been held at Guantánamo Bay. Carol Rosenberg reports at the Miami Herald.

The Biggest Question on the Trump/Russia Story – TPM (blog)
 

The Biggest Question on the Trump/Russia Story
TPM (blog)
A week ago I said we were at the end of the beginning of the Trump/Russia story. The big question of whether there was collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign has been answered for anyone who has their eyes open. They did. The question is how and more »

Kushner’s Financial Ties to Israel Deepen Even With Mideast Diplomatic Role – New York Times
 


New York Times
Kushner’s Financial Ties to Israel Deepen Even With Mideast Diplomatic Role
New York Times
Last May, Jared Kushner accompanied President Trump, his father-in-law, on the pair’s first diplomatic trip to Israel, part of Mr. Kushner’s White House assignment to achieve peace in the Middle East. Shortly before, his family real estate company 
Trump After Saudi Palace Coup: ‘We’ve Put Our Man on Top’Daily Beast
Trump considered Kushner for secretary of stateNew York Post
A Foreign Leader Netanyahu Set Trump’s Agenda in Middle East, Michael Wolff Bombshell Book SaysCenter for Research on Globalization
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White House aide Stephen Miller escorted off Jake Tapper’s CNN set after bashing Steve Bannon – New York Daily News
 


New York Daily News
In Defense of Robert Mueller – Bloomberg
 


Bloomberg
In Defense of Robert Mueller
Bloomberg
Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election is coming under growing attack from those most blinded by partisanship and — in the case of the White House — self-interest. Their motivations do not automatically render 
Initial talks underway about Trump interview in Mueller Russia probeNBCNews.com
Trump lawyers discuss strategy for interview with MuellerNew York Post
Trump legal team has discussed possible presidential interview with Mueller’s teamCBS News
Washington Examiner –NBC New York –Raw Story –Business Insider
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Manhunt underway after deputy chasing suspected burglars shot and killed in Washington state – Washington Post
 


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Manhunt underway after deputy chasing suspected burglars shot and killed in Washington state
Washington Post
A Washington state sheriff’s deputy who was the first to respond to a 911 call about a home invasion was shot and killed late Sunday and a suspect is still on the loose, authorities said. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office had not released the 
Deputy shot and killed identified; manhunt underway in Pierce CountyKING5.com
Pierce County deputy killed by fleeing burglar is identified; manhunt for gunman underwayThe News Tribune
Pierce County deputy fatally shot chasing burglary suspect in FredericksonKOMO News
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Mueller’s team, lawyers discuss possible Trump interview: NBC – Reuters
 


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Mueller’s team, lawyers discuss possible Trump interview: NBC
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Preliminary discussions are under way for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to potentially interview U.S. President Donald Trump as part of the probe of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, NBC News reported on Monday and more »

GoPro quits the drone business – The Verge
 


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GoPro quits the drone business
The Verge
GoPro has announced that it’s exiting the drone business, citing the challenges of turning a profit in an extremely competitive market. The company revealed the news during its earnings report today, saying that its Karma drone would be the last it 
GoPro Plunges After Announcing Job Cuts, Revenue MissBloomberg
GoPro cuts over 250 jobs and reduces its CEO’s cash pay to $1 in huge restructuring plan (GPRO)Business Insider
GoPro will stop selling drones once remaining Karma inventory is goneArs Technica
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“The drip, drip, drip Effect
 

The drip, drip, drip Effect
CIA’s Pompeo says Russia and others trying to undermine US elections – Reuters
 


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CIA’s Pompeo says Russia and others trying to undermine US elections
Reuters
U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election to try to help President Donald Trump win, in part by hacking and releasing emails embarrassing to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and and more »

Donald Trump to undergo medical check amid swirl of allegations over his health – Telegraph.co.uk
 


Telegraph.co.uk
Donald Trump to undergo medical check amid swirl of allegations over his health
Telegraph.co.uk
Donald Trump will attempt to end speculation about his mental and physical suitability for the presidency next week by undergoing a formal health check. The US president is to be examined by the same doctor as his predecessor Barack Obama and a summary  

CIA’s Pompeo Says Russia and Others Trying to Undermine US Elections – U.S. News & World Report
 


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CIA’s Pompeo Says Russia and Others Trying to Undermine US Elections
U.S. News & World Report
Asked on “Face the Nation” if Moscow is currently trying to undermine U.S. elections, Pompeo responded: “Yes sir, have been for decades.” “Yes, I continue to be concerned, not only about the Russians, but about others’ efforts as well,” Pompeo said and more »

CIA director defends Trump’s mental abilities – CNN
 


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CIA director defends Trump’s mental abilities
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“This President reads material that we provide to him. He listens closely to his daily briefing.” The White House has taken issue with the claims in Michael Wolff’s book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” since excerpts of it began to  
Trump Allies Flood Airwaves to Defend the PresidentBloomberg

CIA Director: Trump’s ‘Button’ Tweet ‘Entirely Consistent’ With US PolicyDaily Beast
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Trump must cut our intelligence tab, which now tops government revenues of 189 countries – Washington Times
 


Washington Times
Trump must cut our intelligence tab, which now tops government revenues of 189 countries
Washington Times
From out of the past come the thundering hoofbeats OK, make that thundering words of Sean Spicer. On Jan. 5, 2017, I said it’s a mystery wrapped in a conundrum why someone dispatched White House press secretary-designate Sean Spicer to say the  

Another ‘Oops’ from the Intelligence Community – PJ Media
 


PJ Media
Another ‘Oops’ from the Intelligence Community
PJ Media
The Achilles’ heel of the American government is the intelligence community, known as the IC to its intimates. Not that it doesn’t have first-rate people, many of whom have worked in its nooks and crannies around the world for decades. Our information  

Something is totally off about the GOP, WikiLeaks, an this new anti-Trump book

Michael Wolffs humiliating new book about Donald Trump is the worst thing thats ever happened to Trump. Itll quickly do more damage to him in the court of public opinion than his Russia scandal has over the past year, because while most people still dont fully understand the complex Russia scandal, everyone easily understands the thrust of this book: even Trumps own people think hes a deranged inept idiot who shouldnt be in office. So this book was not some secret master stroke by Trump. It was a damaging screw up. That said, there is something totally off about how the GOP and WikiLeaks are approaching this book.Its not surprising to see Donald Trump bringing attention to the book by obsessively tweeting about it. Hes consistently shown that he doesnt understand, or doesnt care, that barking about these things only gives more life to them. But why is the Republican Party working so hard to push this book front and center? The GOP is doing everything from tweeting negatively about the book from its official Twitter account, to running ads disputing the book. And why is WikiLeaks publishing the entire book online for all to read?

The GOP leadership and WikiLeaks are savvy enough to know that theyre only serving to bring more attention to the embarrassing revelations about Trump in this book. They know theyre harming him. The question is why. Two explanations come to mind.

The first would be that the GOP and its ally WikiLeaks are trying to push Donald Trumps personal troubles to the forefront in order to distract from the partys increasingly unpopular and corrupt legislative agenda, and they simply dont care that theyre hurting Trump in the process. The second would be that this is an attempt at finishing Trump off, in the hope of getting Mike Pence into power.

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Donald Trump, Democrat? – Forbes
 


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Donald Trump, Democrat?
Forbes
President Trump shifted his party registration back and forth (five times, according to the Washington Times’s report of a report by The Smoking Gun). Trump, Politico reports, also was a substantial donor to Senator Clinton, the Clinton Foundation, and and more »

Holtzberg: President Trump Rightly Calls Out Pakistani Terrorism – Newsmax
 


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Holtzberg: President Trump Rightly Calls Out Pakistani Terrorism
Newsmax
President Trump was absolutely correct in recently calling out Pakistan for its continued support for terrorist organizations that operate both inside and outside of Pakistan. There is no place in the international community for terrorism as a  

Russian propaganda on social media – Google News: Russia Meddling in Mexican Election: White House Aide McMaster – U.S. News & World Report
 


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Russia Meddling in Mexican Election: White House Aide McMaster
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He did not elaborate in the clip on how Russia was seeking to influence the election. Reforma published a story on Saturday on the comments, which have since been shared many times on social media. President Donald Trump’s senior national security aide 
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Palmer Report: Something is totally off about the GOP, WikiLeaks, an this new anti-Trump book

Michael Wolffs humiliating new book about Donald Trump is the worst thing thats ever happened to Trump. Itll quickly do more damage to him in the court of public opinion than his Russia scandal has over the past year, because while most people still dont fully understand the complex Russia scandal, everyone easily understands the thrust of this book: even Trumps own people think hes a deranged inept idiot who shouldnt be in office. So this book was not some secret master stroke by Trump. It was a damaging screw up. That said, there is something totally off about how the GOP and WikiLeaks are approaching this book.Its not surprising to see Donald Trump bringing attention to the book by obsessively tweeting about it. Hes consistently shown that he doesnt understand, or doesnt care, that barking about these things only gives more life to them. But why is the Republican Party working so hard to push this book front and center? The GOP is doing everything from tweeting negatively about the book from its official Twitter account, to running ads disputing the book. And why is WikiLeaks publishing the entire book online for all to read?

The GOP leadership and WikiLeaks are savvy enough to know that theyre only serving to bring more attention to the embarrassing revelations about Trump in this book. They know theyre harming him. The question is why. Two explanations come to mind.

The first would be that the GOP and its ally WikiLeaks are trying to push Donald Trumps personal troubles to the forefront in order to distract from the partys increasingly unpopular and corrupt legislative agenda, and they simply dont care that theyre hurting Trump in the process. The second would be that this is an attempt at finishing Trump off, in the hope of getting Mike Pence into power.

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