Trump Toadies For State And CIA – Mike Pompeo And Gina Haspel Under The Microscope

photo of Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo - photo credit Greg Skidmore

by Richard Cameron   As is typically the fashion with Donald Trump – looking for appointees that he perceives will put loyalty to him and his personal interests ahead of their obligation to serve America, Trump has opted to move two dubious administration officials around on the organizational chart.  Since Secretary of State Rex Tillerson would not echo Trump’s patently false narrative about Russia, he was dismissed last week and in his place – subject to confirmation, will be present CIA Director, Mike Pompeo.  Pompeo, depending upon who you ask,…

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Refugee Resettlement Revisited And Set To Be Cut In 2018: The Facts, The Numbers

photo of Sahrawi refugee camp in Algerian desert

by Richard Cameron The number of refugees from nations plagued by civil and sectarian war, admitted to the US under the US Refugees Admissions Program  (USRAP) peaked during President Barack Obama’s final year in office (August and September 2016) and dropped considerably from October to January, continuing to drop in Donald Trump’s first year.  The below graph illustrates the numbers over the last 10 years of the program: Although refugees were brought to the US prior to USRAP – USRAP commenced formally during the Carter administration and was continued by Ronald Reagan. …

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Donald Trump Was Elected To Do Good And Is Doing Very Well Indeed – Visit Mar A Lago

Donald Trump has been consistently inconsistent during his 100 days in office vis a vis his governing agenda as compared to the promises he made on the campaign trail. One glaring example of duplicity among so many others is the signature expectation he fostered while campaigning; the notion he projected to his supporters about flushing out the systemic corruption from the Oval Office. It was the infamous “drain the swamp of corruption” narrative. He correctly pointed to the Clintons as examples of the swampy status quo, while conveniently leaving out…

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