Donald Trump – Master Of Bait And Switch And Evaporating Claims

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by Richard Cameron   If you look closely, or even not so closely at the outcomes of virtually every assertion that Trump and his administration have made in the last 28 months and even reaching back before his inauguration – a distinct pattern emerges. The pattern? Trump makes claims about his presidency that receive a lot of traction in the right wing media, but that inevitably, whether it is a day later, a week later or even a few months, are found to have been fictitious. It started with Trump’s…

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Rex Tillerson Dumped By Trump For Not Following Trump’s Line On Russia

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by Richard Cameron   Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was fired this morning (Tuesday) by Donald Trump.  Trump’s manner of communicating the dismissal was via Twitter around 8:44 a.m. Eastern Time.       . Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2018 The State Department issued…

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Pentagon Says Only Invasion Could End North Korean Missile Program

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by Richard Cameron In response to a letter sent him by two Congressional Democrats, Representatives Ted Lieu of California and Ruben Gallego of Arizona – a top Pentagon official stated that nothing short of an actual ground invasion of North Korea, would put a complete halt to the nuclear weapons program of dictator Kim Jong-Un. Rear Admiral Michael J Dumont, in his answer to the legislators, told them that:  “A classified briefing would be the best place to discuss in detail the capability of the US and its allies to…

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Communication Breakdown – The Trump Administration’s Policy Messaging Disconnect

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by Richard Cameron Communication Breakdown – it’s always the same… Since Trump’s swearing in as president, he has consistently issued public messages, mostly through social media avenues that contradict those of his cabinet officials and even the men and women  in the White House communications office, whose task it is to disseminate orderly and consonant information to the public through the press, radio and television. This week has been remarkable in that respect. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson reported that he had embarked on a diplomatic initiative involving private talks…

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Senate Passes Amendment That Expands Russian Sanctions While Restricting President Trump

By Dani Graham In a rare show of unity, Democrats and Republicans in the Senate came together to pass a bipartisan amendment with a new package expanding sanctions on Russia. Included in the amendment are restrictions on President Trump which would restrain his ability to ease sanctions on Russia without congressional approval. With 99 Senators in attendance, the amendment was passed almost unanimously by a vote of 97-2. Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rand Paul (R-KY) were the only two who opposed the measure. Although Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) wasn’t…

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North Korea Launches Massive Artillery Drills as US Increases Its Presence

By Danielle Pechette-Graham and Richard Cameron To mark the 85th anniversary of the founding of North Korea’s military, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un launched a massive artillery drill with 300-400 long-range units being deployed along the eastern side of the Korean Peninsula near Wonsan, it’s naval base.  The drills are adding to the increasingly tense atmosphere that has been building for months. Tuesday’s military show by North Korea came on the heels of the USS Michigan arriving in the South Korean port of Busan.  The Ohio class submarine was originally…

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