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San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Rips Bully And ‘Big Mouth’ Donald Trump

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San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Rips Bully And ‘Big Mouth’ Donald Trump

“I hope hes a better golf player than he is a president, because he surely isnt a good president.”
MPs to debate Trump’s Twitter jibe at May after speaker grants Commons urgent question – Politics live

Rolling coverage of the days political developments as they happen

John Bercow, the Commons speaker, has granted an urgent question about President Trumps tweet. It has been tabled by the Labour MP Stephen Doughy. A Home Office minister – perhaps Amber Rudd, the home secretary, but more probably one of her juniors – will have to respond.

The UQ will come at 10.30am.

UQ granted at 1030 to @SDoughtyMP to ask @AmberRuddHR to make a statement on the activities of Britain First, online hate speech, and the sharing of inflammatory content by the President of the United States, @realDonaldTrump .

So, Theresa May woke this morning to find out that she now has something in common with Kim Jong-un. Like the North Korean dictator, the prime minister has joined the list of world leaders who have now been derided on Twitter by President Trump.

It certainly marks something of a first for the special relationship. Presidents and prime ministers have often rowed bitterly in private, and these disagreements have sometimes spilt out in public too, but getting slagged off on social media? God knows what Churchill and FD Roosevelt would have had to say about this.

.@Theresa_May, dont focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom. We are doing just fine!

Related: Donald Trump attacks Theresa May over her criticism of his far-right retweets

In the end, our relationship with the United States has a longevity to it that will succeed long after presidents come and go.

I dont agree with the tweet President Trump has made, but I have to say I also believe it should not distract from the agenda we have domestically and I dont believe it should detract from the close relationship the UK has had for many, many years and will go on to have with America and the American people.

New @realDonaldTrump insult to @theresa_may. She must end humiliating dependence of #BrexitBritain on goodwill of evil racist. Cancel visit

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30 Years Later, Gay Man’s Fall From Australian Cliff Is Ruled a Hate Crime – New York Times
 


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30 Years Later, Gay Man’s Fall From Australian Cliff Is Ruled a Hate Crime
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SYDNEY, Australia Almost 30 years after an American mathematician’s body was found at the bottom of a Sydney cliff, a coroner has concluded that he was the victim of an anti-gay hate crime. Since 1988, Scott Johnson’s family has lived with and more »
Trump-Russia: Jared Kushner ‘questioned about Michael Flynn’ – BBC News
 


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Trump hits out at UK PM Theresa May after far-right video tweets – BBC News
 


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‘Evil racist’: how the UK reacted to Trump’s Theresa May Twitter attack

Politicians and the public in Britain woke up to news that the US president had verbally attacked the leader of its closest ally and many were not happyBritain woke up on Thursday morning to find the British-American special relationship under threat after Donald Trump launched a scathing overnight attack on Theresa May, dismissively telling her not to criticise him.The presidents public outburst was a response to Downing Streets earlier statement calling him out for retweeting videos from the far-right group Britain First, which the prime ministers spokesman said used hateful narratives that peddle lies and stoke tensions.

.@Theresa_May, dont focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom. We are doing just fine!

So POTUS has endorsed the views of a vile, hate-filled racist organisation that hates me and people like me. He is wrong and I refuse to let it go and say nothing

Well said Saj. This is a sad & low moment for the West, & AngloAmerican relations, which betrays a deep ignorance of the very real challenges of tackling the insidious rise of extremism and prejudice that threatens us all. https://t.co/0Yc3q1ShGB

New @realDonaldTrump insult to @theresa_may. She must end humiliating dependence of #BrexitBritain on goodwill of evil racist. Cancel visit

I hope the Prime Minister will now summon the United States Ambassador and tell him the Presidents statements are unacceptable. I cannot think of a more insulting or destructive public communication from a US President to a British PM since the American civil war!

Wrong twitter handle. And that’s just the start pic.twitter.com/Vzw3mA905v

Trump has now deliberately and knowingly lined himself up behind the fascist group Britain First. He is not welcome.

Enough is enough. Trump was offered a state visit with unseemly haste. After the events of the past 24 hours the idea it can go ahead is preposterous. The Prime Minister must cancel it. Simple as that.

Think when Trump comes over, if he does come over, he should get to meet some of the locals!

So this is the ‘Special Relationship’ between US & UK? – involves promoting UK facist hate groups, then telling UK PM where to go when she offers the mildest of rebukes?

You have a mass shooting every single day in your country, your murder rate is many times that of the UK, your healthcare system is a disgrace, you cant pass anything through a congress that you control. I would focus on that. https://t.co/SNcqOZGvLQ

PM @theresa_may is one of the great world leaders, I have incredible love and respect for her and for the way she leads the United Kingdom, especially in the face of turbulence. -OGH

(Photo: Hatch at 10 Downing Street last Tuesday) pic.twitter.com/KQoH2LoRe9

Me: I hate Theresa May
[Trump attacks Theresa May]
Me: LEAVE THERESA MAY THE FUCK ALONE

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Special relationship? Theresa May discovers she has no friend in Donald Trump | Julian Borger

The US presidents Twitter attack on Britains prime minister leaves her with a toxic diplomatic dilemma how to respond to a contemptuous US presidentIt is some poor officials job this morning to tell Theresa May that while she slept, the relationship with the US became special for all the wrong reasons.It is at least historic. No US president in modern times has addressed a UK prime minister with the open peevishness and contempt of Donald Trumps tweet telling May to mind her own business.

Related: Donald Trump attacks British PM Theresa May over her criticism of his far-right retweets

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After Michael Flynn flips on Donald Trump, his son Michael Flynn Jr flips out

On Wednesday it was revealed that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has paused his grand jury against Michael Flynn, the surest sign yet that Mueller and Flynn are hammering out a plea deal in Donald Trump’s Russia scandal. Flynn is widely believed to be reluctantly cutting a deal in order to protect his son Michael Flynn Jr, who also faces serious exposure to criminal charges in the scandal. Now that Flynn Sr is flipping, Flynn Jr isn’t taking the news well. In fact he’s flipping out.Michael Flynn Jr has spent the past few days making vague Twitter posts suggesting that things may or may not be what they seem. However, shortly after it was revealed that his father really is wheeling and dealing with the Special Counsel, we got this tweet from Flynn Jr:
It’s not entirely clear how we’re supposed to interpret the animated GIF of Jim Carrey screaming and ripping his hair out. Is this what he expects society’s reaction to be to the Michael Flynn deal? Donald Trump’s base may be nervously tearing out its hair, as Flynn has the goods to take down Trump and everyone else involved, but mainstream Americans are celebrating the news that Flynn is flipping. In any case, Flynn Jr’s other tweets of the day suggests that he’s the one flipping out.

At one point Michael Flynn Jr attacked Fox News host Geraldo Rivera for defending Matt Lauer. At another point Junior retweeted a completely nonsensical tweet from Donald Trump about contempt citations. The other day he retweeted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a key suspect in the Trump-Russia conspiracy. This guy is all over the place. We’re continuing to monitor Flynn Jr’s Twitter account because once his father formally signs a deal that gets his son off the hook, we’ll see the son being forced to suddenly stop tweeting altogether.

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The closure was the latest move in a long tit-for-tat it came in response to Putin ejecting hundreds of American diplomats fromRussia, which in turn had been a reaction to sanctions approved by Congress to punish Russia for interfering in the U.S  
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Roger Stone apologizes, admits hes been lying about Trump-Russia the entire time

Donald Trump’s former campaign adviser and longtime friend Roger Stone has long portrayed himself as a bully in the public square. Stone sells conspiratorial political books for a living, and loves to play the part. In fact he’s been such a misbehaving bully, he’s been permanently banned from CNN and Twitter. But now that he finds himself firmly in the crosshairs of the Trump-Russia scandals, he’s revealing himself to be very much a coward.Rather than face contempt of Congress or worse, Roger Stone has coughed up the name of the WikiLeaks go-between he was using during the election: his friend Randy Credico. In so doing he’s sold out Credico, who has just been subpoenaed by the House Intelligence Committee as a result (link). As it turns out, that’s just the beginning of the story, because now Stone is admitting he’s been lying the entire time, and he’s apologizing for it.Ryan Lizza, who writes for the New Yorker and appears on CNN, tweeted this after the news broke: “I asked Roger Stone in March if Randy Credico was his Wikileaks contact and he lied to me and said no. He just texted me, ‘A misguided effort to protect Credico who I felt had helped me on an off the record basis. Sorry.’” So now, not only is Stone giving up his friend to try to save himself, he’s also confessing to his lies and apologizing to the media. Has he turned over a new leaf? Probably not. He may be more worried about obstruction of justice charges.

Lying to a journalist is not a crime in and of itself. But if it can be demonstrated that Roger Stone lied to the media (and thus the public) for the purpose of trying to throw off investigators, that can meet the legal definition of obstruction of justice. Now that Stone is panicking and caving, he may be caving all the way.

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SAN JUAN – Puerto Rico Economic Development Secretary Manuel Laboy announced Monday that the island was presented to some 14,000 “world leaders” of the medicinal cannabis market as an ideal investment destination.

The island’s pitch was given during the sixth annual Marijuana Business Conference & Expo, a major industry event, held this year in Las Vegas.

“The medical cannabis industry survived Hurricane María. This puts this industry in a privileged position, and at DDEC [Spanish acronym for the Economic Development & Commerce Department] we believe we had to let the world know. Therefore, through the Puerto Rico Medical Cannabis Association [PRMCA] we backed a commercial mission to present Puerto Rico as an investment destination and an ideal international market for medicinal cannabis,” Laboy said in a written statement.

Puerto Rico Medicinal Cannabis Assoc. working with gov’t to explore hemp’s potential

“This effort also served to demonstrate to the pioneers and connoisseurs of this market, who gathered to discuss the latest trends in the industry, that Puerto Rico is up, strengthened and ready to develop this industry so it represents opportunities for the country’s economic growth, generates jobs and provides alternatives for medical treatment to so many patients who need relief from their chronic conditions,” the official added.

Laboy Rivera said that after Hurricane María, the cannabis market, like other industries, faced challenges to be able to conserve crops and continue distribution, as well as working on an ecosystem that involves manufacturing, cultivation, laboratories, dispensaries and education.

“It is extremely important and necessary to deliver the message that Puerto Rico has taken measures to protect the industry and is doing everything necessary to continue developing it at the highest level of quality and competitiveness,” the secretary said.

He added that, during the event, funds were also raised to subsidize the cost of medicine for patients registered in the Medical Cannabis Program in Puerto Rico and to have new patients join it free of cost.

The effort is supported by celebrities such as Montel Williams, a multiple sclerosis patient and Emmy-winning TV personality who, through his LenitivLabs, established a fundraising alliance with the PRMCA.

Puerto Rico revenue projections from medical cannabis called ‘very optimistic’

“We have the ecosystem ready to continue with the production of medicinal cannabis to supply local demand and forge alliances with international business people, which will result in new investments for Puerto Rico. This industry has many opportunities to continue growing, develop new businesses related to this activity and become a significant source of jobs for the country,” PRMCA President Ingrid Schmidt said.

According to PRMCA estimates, the cannabis industry in Puerto Rico has generated more than $35 million for the economy and more than 1,000 direct and indirect jobs in its short development period.

According to Health Department reports, there are about 12,000 PRMCA-registered patients, who are being treated for epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, anxiety disorder, fibromyalgia, arthritis and cancer, among other conditions.

Countering Russian Information Operations in the Age of Social Media

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As investigations into attempts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election continue, more aspects of Russia’s approach to information warfare are coming to light. A steady stream of new disclosures is revealing a complex blend of hacking, public disclosures of private emails, and use of bots, trolls, and targeted advertising on social media designed to interfere in political processes and heighten societal tensions.

Moscow’s hostile actions are driven by the belief that Russia is already in a state of conflict with the West, led by the United States, and that the internet is a domain for waging this conflict. From the earliest stages of the internet’s development, Russia has held a starkly different view from the West of its benefits and its potential. Russia’s national security establishment immediately saw connectivity as a threat and a potential weapon—and eventually as one that could help achieve regime change and deprive a country of its sovereignty—rather than as an enabler of economic development.

The organization of Russia’s information-warfare capabilities, which include cyber operators, media outlets, and false flag entities, is shrouded in secrecy. In the West, generally only the intelligence community has a clear picture of how Russian capabilities are directed. Barring the sudden appearance of a Russian counterpart to Edward Snowden, the only view into Russia’s information toolbox is provided by cybersecurity companies and criminal prosecutions. The picture is further muddied because the Russian government keeps many of its cyberwarfare actors at arm’s length by employing contractors and former criminals through middlemen, giving Moscow a degree of deniability if caught.

Nevertheless, both Western governments and private industry can take steps to mitigate Russian influence operations. Western governments should swiftly and decisively denounce Russian information activities as soon as they are identified, and their counterintelligence agencies should identify quantitative means to measure the effectiveness of Russia’s methods. Social media companies should more aggressively police their platforms for malicious state-sponsored content, and they should work with news organizations to promote verified and fact-checked content on their platforms.

Background

Russia’s long-standing, overall foreign policy objective is to weaken adversaries, particularly countries on its periphery, those in NATO, and the United States, by any means available, and its information warfare targets social cohesion and political systems toward this aim. During the twentieth century, the Soviet Union exploited freedom of expression in the West by planting and spreading fake news stories. In the last decade, the rise of social media has made this task vastly simpler. And at least since 2016, Moscow has also exploited the sophisticated advertising networks used by legitimate companies and political campaigns to precisely target audiences for disinformation.

Russia worked toward this objective during the 2016 U.S. election campaign, when Russian agents combined technical and psychological measures to sway U.S. voters away from Hillary Clinton and toward Donald J. Trump. Hackers obtained documents and selectively released them to embarrass the Clinton campaign, while their carefully targeted social media operations denigrated Clinton and boosted the Trump agenda.

Russia attempted similar campaigns during the French election in May 2017, but a forewarned French government and media meant that the activities met with only limited technical success and had no significant bearing on the election result. French law prohibits candidates from campaigning and the media from quoting candidates or campaign officials within forty-four hours of a presidential vote. That prevented the French media from disclosing the contents of emails leaked from Emmanuel Macron’s campaign in the hours before the vote. French media users also tend to get their news from traditional outlets rather than social media, which further limited the leak’s effectiveness.

It is harder to discern whether or how Russia meddled in the German elections in September 2017. One possible explanation is that after the French experience, Russia chose not to interfere in Germany; another is that Russia did attempt to interfere, but the techniques used were more subtle and are not yet fully understood. (Many of the implements used in the U.S. election are only becoming widely known a year after the event.) But even if Russia’s potential election manipulation is unsuccessful or entirely absent, just its suggestion is enough to cause uncertainty and doubt about the democratic process and hence meet Russia’s objectives.

Russian attempts to sow discord are not confined to elections. Attempts to meddle in U.S. internal affairs have continued since the election. Most recently, Russian internet trolls published divisive messages on social media in response to the controversy over NFL players’ kneeling during the national anthem. According to the research group Alliance for Securing Democracy, more than six hundred Russian-backed accounts promoted hashtags aimed at fueling the debate.

The digital processing of personal data, including browsing history and consumer spending, enables anyone to precisely target selected groups and individuals by geographic location and socioeconomic status. In particular, malicious actors are able to show contradictory messages to different groups of users, categorized by political, ethnic, religious, or demographic characteristics, in order to play on existing tensions within target societies. Information is slowly emerging about the extent to which this method was employed by Russian-linked entities during and after the U.S. presidential election, but its overall effect remains unclear.

Cyber-enabled disinformation can have a measurable objective and effect. One method is for hackers to insert false reports in genuine media outlets. For example, in May 2017, a malicious actor suspected to be from Russia compromised the website of a Qatari state media outlet to attribute to the emir of Qatar remarks praising Iran. This triggered a diplomatic row between Qatar and its neighbors.

Challenges

The social media ecosystem provides an ideal environment for hostile information campaigns. The more incendiary the information is, the more likely it is to go viral. Many users have lost trust in established news outlets, and they tend to consume information that affirms, rather than informs, their views.

Russia has no need to create new divisions in target societies when it can exploit already-existing fault lines. For example, Russian-backed efforts amplified the controversy about the NFL and the national anthem by promoting the most divisive and extreme voices in the debate. Now, as during the Cold War, the strongest defense against malign Russian influence is to identify the divisions and social ills that provide Russia with leverage. Remedies to these problems are complex and require significant resources and time. However, the Trump administration has shown little interest in confronting Russian cyber operations, and the president himself is actively engaged in the divisive use of social media.

Western states also depend on multinational corporations to constrain information warfare operations. Immediately after the election, Google, Facebook, Twitter, and other tech companies denied that their services could have been manipulated by disinformation campaigns. More recently, though, they have acknowledged the scope of Russian operations and have been working with third parties to flag fake news, and they have rolled out technological fixes to counter disinformation and provided limited data on the source of advertisement purchases. Critics in the media and Congress have argued that these companies’ responses have been “frankly inadequate on almost every level” and are unlikely to succeed.

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Although the Trump administration seems unlikely to pursue action against Russian information operations, there are steps the U.S. Congress and other governments should consider.

Awareness of the challenge of Russian information warfare is the most potent defense against it. Western nations were initially slow to respond to the multifaceted nature of Russia’s developing online capabilities. The focus in the West was almost exclusively on countering technical threats delivered through cyberspace, such as economic crime, espionage, and attacks on critical infrastructure. This approach neglected the additional capabilities that Russia was building up in other areas of information warfare.

More recently in Europe, however, increasing awareness of the threat has enabled society, media, and governments to put appropriate defenses in place. In Germany, public awareness and interest in hostile information operations had been aroused by the “Lisa” case, in which Russia attempted to stoke anti-immigrant sentiment. The media blackout in France helped blunt the effect of Russia’s interference in the presidential election; but Macron’s campaign was also aware of Russia’s attempts to influence the outcome and took countermeasures. Leaders in other Western nations should be open and outspoken about the nature of the challenge, as doing so has been shown to be highly effective in raising public awareness and decreasing potential targets’ susceptibility to information operations.

Another essential step to countering information warfare is for governments targeted by Russian influence operations to develop a metric of damage that acknowledges a range of objectives, including influencing elections. Countries including the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom have made little visible effort to quantify the success and effectiveness of Russia’s subversion and disinformation campaigns. This raises the risk that targeted governments could misdirect resources and countermeasures against ineffective threats that could reasonably be simply monitored, while overlooking other threats that could cause actual harm.

Once harmful information operations are identified, targeted states should quickly denounce them, both to minimize their effectiveness and to deter other actors that might want to conduct Russian-style operations. Policymakers should also warn other states tempted to combine cyberattacks with social media manipulation that exposure and response will be much more rapid and effective than they were in the 2016 election.

On computers, antivirus software monitors the integrity of critical systems and processes, assessing whether they have been affected by malicious data introduced from outside. Governments should develop an analogous system of identifying sources of misinformation and mapping how they influence online discourse and public opinion. This would allow them to properly assess any effect of Russian subversion on public debate. While the government agency that would conduct this monitoring would vary among countries, in each case the security and counterintelligence agencies responsible for protecting the security and integrity of state systems would need to provide support. The costs involvedin implementing such measures would be a disincentive for any Western government, but they should be weighed against the costs of the loss of political legitimacy, integrity, or, indeed, sovereignty.

Social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook have an important role to play in mitigating the effects of Russian messaging, but their primary objective is generating profits, not defending Western political systems. Attempts to introduce legislation or regulations to restrict online speech, even if they were targeted at Russian disinformation and trolls, could mirror Russian constraints on free expression and could be interpreted as running counter to the values Western societies seek to defend. Nevertheless, tech platforms have an interest in taking firm steps to prevent, for example, the hijacking of profiles of legitimate organizations and individuals for the purpose of disinformation. They also have an interest in cooperating with Western intelligence agencies, as this could provide them with greater understanding of how their systems are abused to systematically deceive their users, as well as of software bugs and other technical vulnerabilities in their products.

To address the specific problem of disinformation, social media companies should continue partnering with journalists and fact-checkers to build trust, even though this is only effective for media-literate users who take the time and effort to assess the legitimacy of sources. The extent that governments can guide such efforts will vary among countries, depending on their constitutional systems and media cultures. In the United States, for instance, the First Amendment greatly limits what the U.S. government can do to vet online media. But where government action is permissible, national media bodies, such as the United Kingdom’s Independent Press Standards Organization and the Office of Communications, should implement proposals for an open review and verification system for online media with the aim of establishing a gold standard for fact-checking and objectivity. Whichever approach countries choose to take, they should recognize that any anti-disinformation system needs protection against the same kind of gaming and abuse as any other open forum to which Russia has access.

To combat the particular challenge of how human psychology is exploited by social media disinformation, governments’ responses should be as interesting as the fake news they are countering. Simple explanations that a particular piece of news is false are not sufficient to engage target audiences. Countermeasures should focus not on fact-checking but on the deceit—emphasizing that people were conned—and, like the original disinformation, should appeal to readers’ emotions rather than their rationality, in order to be effective.

Russian information operations pose a difficult but not insurmountable challenge to targeted governments. But countermeasures should be flexible and adaptable: any success in countering Moscow’s operations will invariably cause the Kremlin to deploy new capabilities. If defenders are not prepared to be alert and agile, they will once more be taken by surprise.

This Cyber Brief is part of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy programThe Council on Foreign Relations takes no institutional positions on policy issues and has no affiliation with the U.S. government. All views expressed in its publications and on its website are the sole responsibility of the author or authors.

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Attempting to get to the bottom of a complex espionage case, untangling multiple strands of secret agentry, is the most challenging exercise in all intelligence work. It taxes the minds of the most gifted counterspies, particularly when the operation extends over years, even decades, and it involves a complex cast of players, some of them Russian.

A half-century ago, when our Intelligence Community was assessing if there were Kremlin moles inside our spy agencies (spoiler: there were), a nasty bureaucratic fight ensued that dragged on for years. The protagonist was James Angleton, the CIA’s top counterspy for two decades, who coined the term “wilderness of mirrors” to describe the impenetrable mystery of certain espionage operations. In typical Angletonian flourish, he borrowed the phrase from a T. S. Eliot poem to capture the enduring mystery of never quite grasping up from down in a case, or knowing who’s really running the show—and looking at it too closely only leads to more confusion.

I’ve previously written about Angleton’s “wilderness of mirrors,” since it remains a fascinating saga still, and I noted how tricky the counterspy game can be:

One of the alluring aspects of counterintelligence is that very complex cases can turn on very small, sometimes minute, pieces of information. And years of getting to the bottom of an operation can be swiftly overturned when one tiny—and possibly very inconvenient—fact comes to light. This is particularly a possibility when what exactly happened in a case proves hard to pin down. As most cases involving the Russians are.

This is relevant today, since between Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team and the efforts of our Intelligence Community, the secret side of Washington, D.C., is currently engaged in the biggest counterintelligence investigation since the days of VENONA in the early Cold War, when the FBI and NSA unraveled a vast Kremlin spy apparatus in our country, centered in our nation’s capital.

Seventy years later, it’s the same story, except this time the targets include not just senior White House officials—VENONA revealed that Soviet moles had burrowed deep and high into FDR’s four administrations—but the man in the Oval Office himself. Just exactly what President Donald Trump’s relationship to Moscow is constitutes the cornerstone of the inquiry, and that’s a vexing and complex question, because it requires close examination of Trump’s activities at least going back to 1987, when he took a trip to the Soviet Union.

No part of the investigation has gotten more rubber-necking than any kompromat that the Russians may possess on our president. I’m talking, of course, about the alleged “pee-pee tape” that caught the public’s attention when it was posited by the former British spy Christopher Steele in his now-infamous dossier on Donald Trump, which has become a lightning rod for all sorts of speculation, not necessarily informed.

As I’ve written about the Steele dossier, although a great deal of its raw intelligence has turned out to be true, large portions reek of disinformation— including the most salacious bits. As I explained:

The dossier’s “pee-pee tape” claim is viewed with derision by most Western spies who know the Russians. It’s very likely that the Kremlin possesses kompromat on the president—senior intelligence sources from several countries have confirmed to me that unpleasant videos of Trump exist—yet there’s no reason to believe Steele’s particular claim here, without corroborating evidence.

So, Steele’s porn-worthy allegation appears to be untrue, but the idea that our president has acted out in sexually controversial (and perhaps illegal) ways—and that somebody has filmed it—is taken very seriously by intelligence experts. Ever since Trump announced his candidacy for the White House in June 2015, espionage gossip everywhere has bandied about what might exist to corroborate decades of rumors about Trump’s antics.

It’s plausible that such kompromat exists, given our president’s lifestyle. Forty years ago, when he was partying at Manhattan’s Studio 54 at its cocaine-fueled heyday alongside celebrities and hangers-on (including the just-indicted Paul Manafort and the swinging Roger Stone), it was a wild scene of which Trump boasted: “I would watch supermodels getting screwed, well-known supermodels getting screwed, on a bench in the middle of the room. There were seven of them and each one was getting screwed by a different guy.”

Then there are the allegations that the president’s penchant for pretty girls does not always pay attention to the age of consent. One woman who’s claimed that Trump raped her when she was just 13 years old has repeatedly filed suit against the president, only to drop the case each time, most recently last year. That’s connected to the mysterious case of Jeffrey Epstein, the billionaire hedge-funder and convicted sex offender, whose “friends list” reads like a who’s-who of the male half of America’s rich and powerful.

President Trump is on that list, and rumors have swirled for years about his participation in Epstein’s underage sex escapades. There appear to be connections between Epstein’s debased antics and Trump’s Mar-A-Lago resort, now termed “the winter White House.” Hard facts remain elusive, however, and perhaps the media’s lack of ardor for getting to the bottom of this sordid case may have something to do with the fact that Epstein’s pals are a powerful bunch—and Bill Clinton is mixed up in this too.

To sum up, the idea that President Trump has been caught on tape doing something sordid is inherently in the realm of the possible. But has he been? Here’s where things get tricky, fast. I’ve investigated this issue for the past couple years. I’ve talked to dozens of well-placed sources (many of them longtime spy-friends), and I can share with you some basic conclusions.

As many as a dozen intelligence services worldwide, on four continents, are in possession of some sort of “Trump tape” featuring sexual escapades of a controversial nature; in some cases, the women involved appear to be underage. Some of these tapes have been shared with the Mueller investigation.

One Western intelligence agency with a solid professional reputation is in possession of an unpleasant Trump tape that they assess “with high confidence” is bona fide, i.e. exactly what it appears to be. They obtained the tape from a trusted source who plausibly had access to it. Over the decades, Trump has traveled widely—including to Russia more than once—and thereby exposed himself to surreptitious filming in numerous countries.

However, here’s the rub: Many of the “Trump tapes” floating around in spy circles worldwide cannot be verified, while some of them are obvious fakes. The Western spy agency that’s holding a Trump tape they’re pretty sure is real has also been approached two other times with tapes that were less solid—and one of them was transparently fake.

It’s obvious to savvy Western counterspies that someone is spreading fake Trump tapes—not all of them high quality—to muddy the waters. The obvious suspect, of course, is the Kremlin. Since the Russians know all about President Trump’s decades of personal antics, including what kompromat exists on him, they appear to be pushing dubious and unverifiable tapes, some of them obviously fake, to create chaos and confusion.

It’s working, and in the current climate, it seems doubtful that any Trump tape can be verified sufficiently to have a mainstream journalistic outfit report its details. After all, with multiple fakes out there, any bona fide tape would require not just rock-solid technical authentication, but also firming up the exact place and date of the incident, plus confirmation from the girl(s) caught on camera too. That seems like an insurmountably high bar to clear at present.

This, then, is yet another successful Kremlin spy operation, one more grand provocation to mess with our Western heads. Although Vladimir Putin is deeply disappointed with President Trump, who has failed to get sanctions lifted off Russia, much less make Washington and Moscow close partners in anything, keeping an increasingly damaged and ineffectual president in the White House, who’s incapable of accomplishing much except rage-tweeting, suits Moscow’s foreign policy needs just fine.

A half-century ago, the Kremlin dispatched multiple dangles and even a fake KGB defector to Washington to confuse American counterspies and, above all, to protect their real moles in our nation’s capital. It worked like a charm. The resulting confusion birthed Angleton’s vaunted “wilderness of mirrors,” and eventually it drove that brilliant and seasoned counterspy over the edge, never to return.

Now, in a more technologically advanced age, the Russians are playing a nearly identical operational game with fake tapes, websites, trolls and bots. The Kremlin appears to have pulled it off again, and it will take years, probably decades, to get to the bottom of the Trump tapes saga—if anybody ever does. Welcome to the Wilderness of Mirrors, Trump Edition.

John Schindler is a security expert and former National Security Agency analyst and counterintelligence officer. A specialist in espionage and terrorism, he’s also been a Navy officer and a War College professor. He’s published four books and is on Twitter at @20committee. 

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7:09 AM 11/18/2017 – Head of Puerto Rico’s electric utility resigns amid questions

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When Will Power Come Back To Puerto Rico?

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Eric Elder, an Army reservist who came to Puerto Rico in early October to do power line work, says the work is challenging. “Every pole is different, every pole has to be looked at and dressed differently.”Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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Eric Elder, an Army reservist who came to Puerto Rico in early October to do power line work, says the work is challenging. “Every pole is different, every pole has to be looked at and dressed differently.”

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These days, Puerto Rico’s monumental power restoration effort involves helicopters dropping 100-foot towers into the mountains and a “big dance” of crews, equipment and expertise from several agencies and companies. But progress has been slow and that dance has been a complicated and tedious one on the island, which is experiencing the largest outage in U.S. history.

And sometimes it’s one light forward, two lights back.

Earlier this week, the island hit a goal of restoring 50 percent of its generating capacity, according to Gov. Ricardo Roselló. But hours later, a major transmission line failed, knocking out electricity to much of San Juan and reducing power generation on the island to just 22 percent. By Thursday, Puerto Rico was back up to 40 percent of its generating capacity.

Getting the lights back on in Puerto Rico is a far more a intensive task compared with the mainland, which was able to restore power quickly after hurricanes hit Florida and Texas. Two months ago, Hurricane Maria’s 150 mile-per-hour winds snapped concrete power poles and left power lines dangling on the island. And the hilly terrain means it takes longer to get material and crews to areas that need work.

Eric Elder, who has been working in Puerto Rico as an Army reservist since early October, says it just takes longer to get material in compared with the mainland. Elder is part of the Delta 249 engineering battalion based in Cranston, R.I. and on this recent day, he was working in the hilly neighborhood of Rio Grande, a city east of San Juan. “There are lots of different challenges that we don’t face on the mainland,” he says.

José Sánchez comes by to check on the crews working in Rio Grande. Sanchez heads local efforts to restore the power grid in Puerto Rico for the Army Corps of Engineers and has several hundred contractors working for him. He says this neighborhood’s distribution lines — the network that takes power to individual homes and businesses — are nearly ready. But that doesn’t necessarily mean their work is done.

José Sánchez, who heads the Army Corps of Engineers efforts to restore the power grid in Puerto Rico, says the repair work is slowest is in the southeastern part of the island where Hurricane Maria made landfall. That’s because of topography and limited materials, he says. “Demand is high and everything comes from the mainland.” Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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José Sánchez, who heads the Army Corps of Engineers efforts to restore the power grid in Puerto Rico, says the repair work is slowest is in the southeastern part of the island where Hurricane Maria made landfall. That’s because of topography and limited materials, he says. “Demand is high and everything comes from the mainland.”

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“The ones dropping to the homes — they all look good,” he says, “the transformer looks good but obviously we won’t really know until it’s energized.”

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Sánchez is in charge of just half of the power restoration effort here.

The other half of the work being done elsewhere on the island is being managed by Puerto Rico’s cash-strapped electric power company, PREPA. PREPA has some 2,000 people working to restore power on the island, including crews from Whitefish, the small Montana-company whose contract was cancelled recently amid controversy.

In contrast, the Department of Energy estimates 60,000 workers from hundreds of public and private electric were deployed to restore power in Florida after Hurricane Irma hit, as NPR’s Tim Webber reported.

Sánchez says he meets daily with PREPA officials, “to determine the best location for the assets according to materials, expertise and equipment.” He calls the operation in Puerto Rico “one big dance.” His toughest job is repairing high voltage transmission lines that connect power plants in the south with population centers on Puerto Rico’s northern coast. His crews are working to replace steel towers over 100 feet tall in mountainous areas.

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“One tower would be brought in by helicopter” he says, and “personnel would be dropped by helicopter and their equipment in order to work at the site.”

Before the transmission line failure this week, Puerto Rico’s government said utility crews had restored close to half of the island’s generating capacity. But that didn’t mean that half of the island had power. Power is being restored first to hospitals and critical industries and slowly restoration work is moving into neighborhoods like this one in Rio Grande.

Work goes slowly. The topography of Puerto Rico is challenging and replacing a single tower, Sánchezsays, can take up to a week.

Sánchez is asked several times each day when the power will come back on, and he’s hesitant to give a direct answer.

“I don’t know,” he says, “I want to say a date but I don’t want to be giving false hopes to people.”

But, he says 95 percent of the island should have power back by the end of February. Though restoring power for that last 5 percent — many of them scattered customers in remote areas — he says, may take much longer.

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PREPA has been more aggressive with its forecasts, estimating that 95 percent of the island’s power will be back by mid-December.

One of the many places people are still waiting for power is La Perla, an underprivileged community with one of the most beautiful views on the entire island. In this neighborhood chickens and pheasants roam freely. It’s right on the ocean and on the skirts of El Morro, the 16th century citadel built to fight sea attacks in San Juan.

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La Perla is where Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee shot the music video for the summer hit song “Despacito,” overlooking San Juan’s rocky coastline. As NPR’s Mandalit del Barco reported last month, many residents there felt forgotten by recovery efforts, and resorted to erecting signs reading “S.O.S., we need help. Water, provisions. Don’t abandon us. Despacito.”

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Although there’s no power, La Perla has working washing machines in a community laundry area. They were installed recently for free by Sonnen, a German company that has been selling solar powered battery systems on the island since last year.

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Five washing machines run off a solar powered micro-grid.

“The battery provides a stable grid for whatever we’re powering to operate on,” says Adam Gentner with Sonnen. “And the solar then charges the batteries and operates the machinery during the day.”

These kind of micro-grid systems are becoming more popular here in Puerto Rico. They’re not cheap, but on an island where even before the storm power was expensive and unreliable, Gentner believes micro-grids are part of the future.

“There is now an opportunity going forward in Puerto Rico to build some resiliency into the grid,” he says. He says that micro-grids with solar energy and battery storage are a must on the island because the “next time a big hurricane comes we won’t lose the power lines again” and be down for 60 days.

“It’s really hard, very stressful to be without power for more than two months,” says Wilfredo López, 56, of La Perla. He says he feels somewhat neglected by the government, but he’s not angry.

Throwing up his arms in the air, López says, “What else can we do? We can’t pick up and gun and say ‘Give me that or else.’ We have to be patient.”

Neighbor Lucy Pacheco Rivera says she’s happy they finally have a place to do laundry. “No more hand washing,” she says.

She didn’t know of the micro-grid project until a few days ago, she says, but she’s already used it to wash her clothes.

Utility trucks showed up this week in La Perla, navigating the narrow, hilly streets and giving some people hope power will be back on soon. But, Pacheco Rivera is skeptical. “We’re not sure now what we’ll get first here in Puerto Rico,” she says “power or statehood.”

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LONDON —After widespread allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, the first evidence is emerging of possible attempts by Moscow to influence Britain’s referendum on leaving the European Union.
Researchers have identified thousands of social media accounts that promoted anti-EU messages or sought to whip up political and racial tensions.
The investigation by the University of California, Berkeley and Britain’s Swansea University shows in the two days leading up to the “Leave” victory in June 2016, Twitter accounts based in Russia posted almost 45,000 messages about Brexit, most of them anti-EU.

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The next day, the majority went silent. By far the majority of the accounts had not previously engaged in the Brexit debate but had instead focused on other issues like the conflict in Ukraine.
Britain’s Electoral Commission and a committee of lawmakers have launched separate investigations into fake news and the role of social media, as the new evidence emerges.
“Russia is interfering, and it is doing so to try to undermine public confidence in political institutions and in the mainstream media in Western countries. We have to regard the spread of fake news propagated by fake accounts across Twitter and Facebook in this way as a real threat to our democracy,” said Conservative MP Damian Collins, Chairman of the Parliamentary Culture, Media and Sport Committee and head of the investigation.

U.S. spy agencies say Russia directed a campaign of propaganda to disrupt the 2016 presidential election. Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied interfering.After meeting Putin last week, U.S. President Donald Trump said he believed his Russian counterpart.
Speaking Tuesday, British Prime Minister Theresa May had a very different message for Moscow.
“It is seeking to weaponize information,” she said, “deploying its state-run media organizations to plant fake stories and photo-shopped images in an attempt to sow discord in the West and undermine our institutions. So, I have a very simple message for Russia. We know what you are doing. And you will not succeed.”
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In one such fake story, a Twitter user posting under the handle “South Lone Star” and purportedly from Texas, posted a photo of a Muslim woman apparently ignoring a victim of the March Westminster terror attack. But other unseen images, corroborated by the photographer, showed the woman clearly traumatized. Twitter has since revealed the account was operated out of Russia.
“Why would someone do that? They are doing that to try and create racial tensions,” said Collins. “My fear is this practice is probably far more widespread than we currently know.”
Twitter has handed the US Congress details of nearly 3,000 accounts linked to Russia’s shady Internet Research Agency, based in St Petersburg, where it’s alleged hundreds of people work 24 hours a day to create and spread propaganda. And it’s not just humans at work.
Researchers at City University of London have uncovered a network of 13,500 automated Twitter accounts or “bots” operating at the time of the Brexit vote.
Lead researcher Dr. Marco Bastos said they were “directed at re-tweeting, replicating content of real world users – users who were very polarized, users who were tweeting messages that included a strong hyper-partisan,’ as we call it, component. This is not your usual Joe that is talking about Brexit.”
With their thousands of followers, Bastos said those Twitter bots have a marketable value and can be renamed and re-purposed for a new campaign.

The researchers praise Twitter for making its data available to the public, but say Facebook is far more secretive.
The City University research did not look at where the bots originate. But lawmakers in both Europe and the United States say the Kremlin appears to be using social media to sow division.

Twitter and Facebook say they are complying with investigations, but pressure is growing for them to do more.

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Puerto Rico hit with new power outage
Warwick amateur radio operator uses skills in Puerto Rico
In Puerto Rico, Law Passed for Fiscal Crisis Hampers Storm Recovery – New York Times
Helping Puerto Rico with medical supplies – WPTV.com
Mississippi Company Inks $1M Power Pole Deal for Puerto Rico – U.S. News & World Report
Flying COW Helps Puerto Rico Get Its Phone Service Back – Air & Space Magazine
Army Corps of Engineers builds levee in Puerto Rico
Noticias y Blogs de PR – Review: Muere Toto Riina, ex jefe de Cosa Nostra, la mafia siciliana
Latin American Herald Tribune: Opium Production in Afghanistan Breaks Records with 87% Growth in 2017
Latin American Herald Tribune: Russia Denies Media Meddling in Catalonias Independence Bid
Latin American Herald Tribune: Slovakia President Calls for Protection from Russian Propaganda
Trump Investigations Report: 4:46 AM 11/17/2017 It Is Time to Impeach the President. The Nation
organized crime and intelligence – Google News: At least one MS13 gang member arrested in Yuma – KYMA
White House: Trump ‘hasn’t directed any investigation’ into Clinton – The Hill
Russian propaganda on social media – Google News: Russia’s social media meddling in the United States was just the tip of the iceberg – ThinkProgress
michael flynn – Google News: The Senate Judiciary Committee sent Jared Kushner a big request for documents he has refused to provide – Business Insider
It Is Time to Impeach the President – The Nation.
russia helping trump – Google News: Jared Kushner Was Aware of a Russian Backdoor Overture, Senators Say – Mother Jones
Saved Stories – 1. Trump: Sen. Mark Warner, Who Is Investigating Trump-Russia, Feels Like He’s Living in a Spy Novel – GQ Magazine
Russian propaganda on social media – Google News: Russian troll describes work in the infamous misinformation factory – NBCNews.com
cambridge analytica – Google News: Experts Question Role of Data Mining Firms in Kenya’s Annulled Election – Voice of America
Palmer Report: Yet another Donald Trump administration official forced to resign in disgrace
trump money laundering – Google News: Mueller subpoenaed Trump campaign for Russia documents: report – The Hill
Palmer Report: Robert Mueller finally drops the subpoena hammer on Donald Trump
The Russia investigation’s spectacular accumulation of lies – Washington Post

 

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Puerto Rico hit with new power outage

On the same day Puerto Rico’s governor celebrated power generation on the island reaching 50% of capacity, the lights went out in the San Juan metro area. The source of Wednesday’s outage was the same main north-south transmission line that failed last Thursday, leaving swaths of the capital without power for hours, officials said.
Warwick amateur radio operator uses skills in Puerto Rico

JUST WAITING FOR A PLANE: Matthew Hackman waits with his radio equipment for a plane to Puerto Rico.
In Puerto Rico, Law Passed for Fiscal Crisis Hampers Storm Recovery – New York Times
 


New York Times
In Puerto Rico, Law Passed for Fiscal Crisis Hampers Storm Recovery
New York Times
As Puerto Rico faced a fiscal crisis last year after racking up $123 billion in debt and pension liabilities, Congress passed special legislation to give it relief from creditors and time to find its financial footing. Now, with Washington’s help  

Helping Puerto Rico with medical supplies – WPTV.com
 


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Helping Puerto Rico with medical supplies
WPTV.com
PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. – More than a year ago Maria Rodriguez was diagnosed with breast cancer while living in Puerto Rico. “They told me I have to check my mammogram with my doctor, so I did that and he saw me that I have something there.”.
News 6 job fair helps Puerto Rico evacuees find workWKMG News 6 & ClickOrlandoall 2 news articles »

Mississippi Company Inks $1M Power Pole Deal for Puerto Rico – U.S. News & World Report
 

Mississippi Company Inks $1M Power Pole Deal for Puerto Rico
U.S. News & World Report
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosello has asked for $94 billion in aid following the September hurricane, with $18 billion for the power utility. PREPA has come under scrutiny for its handling of a $300 million contract with the small Montana grid repair  

Flying COW Helps Puerto Rico Get Its Phone Service Back – Air & Space Magazine
 

Flying COW Helps Puerto Rico Get Its Phone Service Back
Air & Space Magazine
The island was struck by back-to-back disasters, and when Hurricane Maria passed directly overhead in September, Puerto Rico’s telecommunications network suffered a near-total breakdown. The few remaining operational cell towers were quickly … 

Army Corps of Engineers builds levee in Puerto Rico

Within days, the Army Corps of Engineers can move a river. They proved this recently during an emergency levee construction project in Yauco, Puerto Rico.
Noticias y Blogs de PR – Review: Muere Toto Riina, ex jefe de Cosa Nostra, la mafia siciliana

Totó Riina, el ex jefe supremo de Cosa Nostra, la mafia siciliana, ha muerto esta madrugada en la cárcel de Parma (norte) a los 87 años, ha informado este viernes el diario italiano La Repubblica.Riina, que falleció a las 3.37 hora local (2.37 GMT), había pasado los últimos cinco días en coma, tras ser intervenido quirúrgicamente en dos ocasiones, según el periódico.

El que fuera “capo de capos” de la mafia estaba condenado a 13 cadenas perpetuas por los múltiples asesinatos que ordenó, entre ellos el de los magistrados Giovanni Falcone y Paolo Borselino en 1992.

En julio pasado, el Tribunal de Vigilancia Penitenciaria de Bolonia (norte) negó su excarcelación, después de que el Tribunal Supremo pidiera que se estudiara su situación por el deterioro de su salud, con importantes problemas cardíacos y renales y parkinson, según sus abogados.

Riina (Corleone, 1930) se encontraba detenido desde 1993 como consecuencia de los más de cien asesinatos que cometió con sus propias manos y otros tantos que ordenó.

 Noticias y Blogs de PR – Review

Latin American Herald Tribune: Opium Production in Afghanistan Breaks Records with 87% Growth in 2017

Opium production in Afghanistan grew by 87 percent in 2017 to an estimated 9,000 tons a record number that was accompanied by a 63 percent rise in the area dedicated to poppy cultivation according to a joint report by the Afghan government and the United Nations presented Wednesday in the Afghan capital.

 Latin American Herald Tribune

Latin American Herald Tribune: Russia Denies Media Meddling in Catalonias Independence Bid

Top government officials in Russia said on Wednesday there was no proof that Moscow interfered in Catalonias independence bid, adding that such allegations were hysterical and could instead be attributed to domestic issues in Spain.

 Latin American Herald Tribune

Latin American Herald Tribune: Slovakia President Calls for Protection from Russian Propaganda

Slovakias President Andrej Kiska joined on Wednesday a chorus of voices that were speaking out against Russian interference in media, urging Europeans to protect themselves from the information war and insisting it was ridiculous to remain open to attacks.

 Latin American Herald Tribune

Trump Investigations Report: 4:46 AM 11/17/2017 It Is Time to Impeach the President. The Nation

It Is Time to Impeach the President. – The Nation Saved Stories Saved Stories – None organized crime and intelligence – Google News: At least one MS13 gang member arrested in Yuma – KYMA White House: Trump ‘hasn’t directed any investigation’ into Clinton – The Hill Russian propaganda on social media – Google News: Russia’s … Continue reading“4:46 AM 11/17/2017 – It Is Time to Impeach the President. – The Nation” Trump Investigations Report
organized crime and intelligence – Google News: At least one MS13 gang member arrested in Yuma – KYMA
 

At least one MS13 gang member arrested in Yuma
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I want to thank the Department of Homeland Security, our federal law enforcement agents and prosecutors from the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Organized Crime and Gang Section as well as Treasury, BOP, DOJ’s OCDETF task force and more »

 organized crime and intelligence – Google News

White House: Trump ‘hasn’t directed any investigation’ into Clinton – The Hill
 


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Russian propaganda on social media – Google News: Russia’s social media meddling in the United States was just the tip of the iceberg – ThinkProgress
 


ThinkProgress
Russia’s social media meddling in the United States was just the tip of the iceberg
ThinkProgress
Over the past week, a series of revelations have illustrated how social media manipulation extends beyond Russia’smeddling in American elections. Teams …. In January 2016, the government subsequently enrolled 100 officials to help counterpropaganda.
Britain Accuses Russia of Brexit Vote Meddling as New Evidence EmergesVoice of Americaall 21 19 news articles »

 Russian propaganda on social media – Google News

michael flynn – Google News: The Senate Judiciary Committee sent Jared Kushner a big request for documents he has refused to provide – Business Insider
 


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The Senate Judiciary Committee sent Jared Kushner a big request for documents he has refused to provide
Business Insider
The documents requested include a transcribed interview Kushner gave to other congressional committees, missing documents from the initial request, communications with former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, and documents connected to … 
US lawmakers seek more information from Trump son-in-law Kushner in Russia probeReuters

Senate Judiciary Committee requests more documents from Jared Kushner in Russia probeWXIA-TV
Senate judiciary committee requests more information on KushnerCNN 
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It Is Time to Impeach the President – The Nation.
 


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It Is Time to Impeach the President
The Nation.
Donald J. Trump fired FBI Director James Comey while the FBI was investigating Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election, including possible collusion with the Trump campaign. Donald J. Trump admitted in a television interview that he and more »

russia helping trump – Google News: Jared Kushner Was Aware of a Russian Backdoor Overture, Senators Say – Mother Jones
 


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Jared Kushner Was Aware of a Russian Backdoor Overture, Senators Say
Mother Jones
Those include a November 16, 2016, meeting in which Kushner reportedly requested Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak’shelp in setting up back-channel communications between Trump and the Kremlin. Kushner claims that he was responding to …and more »

 russia helping trump – Google News

Saved Stories – 1. Trump: Sen. Mark Warner, Who Is Investigating Trump-Russia, Feels Like He’s Living in a Spy Novel – GQ Magazine
 


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Sen. Mark Warner, Who Is Investigating Trump-Russia, Feels Like He’s Living in a Spy Novel
GQ Magazine
This week, we learned of Twitter messages exchanged during the campaign between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and Donald Trump Jr., and it was reported that the FBI is investigating suspicious wire transfers made to Russian embassies last year …
Steele says his Russia dossier about Trump is 70-90 percent accurateWashington Timesall 31 news articles »

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Russian propaganda on social media – Google News: Russian troll describes work in the infamous misinformation factory – NBCNews.com
 


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Russian troll describes work in the infamous misinformation factory
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For months, Vitaly Bespalov, 26, was one of hundreds of workers pumping out misinformation online at the Internet Research Agency, the Russian troll factory responsible for explosive content seen by 126 million Americans in the run-up to the U.S. … 

 Russian propaganda on social media – Google News

cambridge analytica – Google News: Experts Question Role of Data Mining Firms in Kenya’s Annulled Election – Voice of America
 


Voice of America
Experts Question Role of Data Mining Firms in Kenya’s Annulled Election
Voice of America
Owned in part by the influential Mercer family, U.S.-based billionaires and political donors, Cambridge Analytica compiles demographic information to build vast databases of voter profiles. It then delivers personalized advertisements to key voters in 

 cambridge analytica – Google News

Palmer Report: Yet another Donald Trump administration official forced to resign in disgrace

The list of people who have resigned from the Donald Trump administration, via scandal or controversy or alleged criminal behavior or other embarrassing fashion, is so long that it’s difficult to recite it from memory. As of today, yet another Trump administration official has resigned in disgrace and in this instance it’s a particularly hypocritical development, even by Trumpian standards.Despite the separation of church and state mandated by the United States Constitution, there is a position in the Donald Trump administration called the “Director of the Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships at the Department of Homeland Security.” Reverend Jamie Johnson held that position until today, when he was forced to resign over inappropriate remarks he’d made before taking the job. His remarks are so over the top, they reveal that he’s not a legitimate reverend or religious leader, but a paranoid racist and a deranged lunatic.

Before taking the DHS job, Johnson would call into talk radio and attack black people for their “laziness.” He attacked Muslims, saying “all that Islam has ever given us is oil and dead bodies,” according to The Hill (link). He’s now apologizing and insisting that his own words somehow don’t represent his own views but that rings hollow, as he’s already made his true views plenty clear.

Jamie Johnson’s name is now added to a long and growing list of people who have controversially resigned from Donald Trump’s chaotic and dysfunctional administration. The list prominently includes Michael Flynn (alleged crimes against the United States), Sebastian Gorka (alleged Nazi), Steve Bannon (racist), Tom Price (financial scandal), Anthony Scaramucci (inappropriate remarks), Sean Spicer, Reince Priebus, and Keith Schiller (recently testified about the Pee Pee Tape). Trump has also inappropriately fired James Comey, Preet Bharara, Sally Yates and others in an attempt at preventing them from investigating his scandals.

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trump money laundering – Google News: Mueller subpoenaed Trump campaign for Russia documents: report – The Hill
 


The Hill
Mueller subpoenaed Trump campaign for Russia documents: report
The Hill
In late October, Manafort was charged with multiple counts, including conspiracy against the United States and money laundering related to his work for a pro-Russia political party in Ukraine. His former business associate, Richard Gates, was also  
Report: Mueller issued subpoenas for a dozen Trump campaign officialsTheBlaze.com
 
Russia investigation: What we know and where it may head nextChristian Science Monitor

Hope Hicks may hold the keys to Mueller’s Russia puzzlePolitico 
Report: Mueller Subpoenaed Trump Campaign DocumentsNewsmax
 
Dana Watch: In Like FlynnOC Weekly
POLITICO.eu

The Badger Herald The Inquisitr
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 trump money laundering – Google News

Palmer Report: Robert Mueller finally drops the subpoena hammer on Donald Trump

Throughout his investigation, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has relied on a mix of voluntary cooperation, subpoenas, and arrests in order to get his hands on the evidence and testimony required to gradually build a cadre of criminal cases in the Trump-Russia scandal. Now we’ve reached the stage where Mueller is dropping the subpoena hammer on Trump himself, by going after Trump’s official campaign records.Trump’s campaign had been voluntarily turning over some records requested by Mueller. But now things have dramatically changed, and Mueller has sent a subpoena to the Trump campaign, according to a new Wall Street Journal report (link). This strongly suggests that Mueller has begun getting close enough to the heart of the scandal that the campaign has decided to stop voluntarily giving him what he wants. With the gloves now off, Mueller is now forcibly going after Donald Trump directly, because a subpoena issued to the campaign is essentially a subpoena issued to Trump himself. But there’s more.

Although the WSJ is just now breaking this story, it turns out Mueller sent the subpoena around a month ago, and it’s just now becoming public. This is the latest instance of Mueller being several steps ahead of the media and the public when it comes to some of the most drastic steps he’s taking.

For instance, after Robert Mueller had the FBI raid Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s house in the middle of the night, that news didn’t leak out for weeks. He also arrested Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos in July, but didn’t reveal the arrest until October, by which time Papadopoulos had already pleaded guilty and was deep into cooperating with the investigation. Whatever is going on with Mueller’s subpoena of Trump and his campaign, it’s likely progressed far beyond what is publicly known.

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The Russia investigation’s spectacular accumulation of lies – Washington Post
 


Washington Post
The Russia investigation’s spectacular accumulation of lies
Washington Post
I spent part of my convalescence from a recent illness reading some of the comprehensive timelines of the Russia investigation (which indicates, I suppose, a sickness of another sort). One, compiled by Politico, runs to nearly 12,000 words an almost …
Andy Schmookler: Whom not to believeAugusta Free Pressall 34 3 news articles »


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10:50 AM 11/16/2017 – Puerto Rico’s representative to Congress on rebuilding

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Puerto Rico’s representative to Congress on rebuilding after Hurricane Maria – Washington Post
puerto rico business – Google News: ‘Really upsetting’: Family pays $15K to get home after WestJet cancels Puerto Rico flights – CBC.ca
trump russian money – Google News: Russian Money and Trump’s Legal Defense – Just Security
Donald Trump | The Guardian: Joseph Stiglitz: Trump has ‘fascist’ tendencies – video
Facebook’s Russia Problem Proves Feds Are Missing the Point – WIRED
trump russian candidate – Google News: Feinstein Presses Insiders on Trump-Russia Dealings – Mother Jones
russian organized crime in us – Google News: An excerpt from ‘Collusion’ – MSNBC
Russian Intelligence services and organized crime – Google News: An excerpt from ‘Collusion’ – MSNBC
trump electorate – Google News: GOP faces something worse than a dilemma – LancasterOnline
trump psychological profile – Google News: COLUMN: The Vanity of Dictators – Cache Valley Daily
US elections and russia – Google News: Balance of Power: Russian Election Meddling Fears Invade Europe – Bloomberg
Lawfare – Hard National Security Choices: Rational Security: The “DMs on the DL” Edition
Just Security: The Early Edition: November 16, 2017
roger stone – Google News: California Senator Dianne Feinstein Sends Request Letters to White House, Roger Stone, Felix Sater, and Margaret … – Sierra Sun Times
Mueller Has Enough Evidence to Bring Charges in Flynn Investigation – NBCNews.com
Flynn worries about son in special counsel probe – CNNPolitics – CNN
Speculation grows around Flynn and Mueller probe – The Hill
Russia investigation: What we know and where it may head next – Christian Science Monitor
Mike Pence Denied Trump-Wikileaks Collaboration the Same Day Donald Jr. Spread Intel – Newsweek
Flynn probed in alleged plot to kidnap Turkish cleric for $15M – New York Post
Lawyers for former Trump aide Flynn call allegations outrageous, false – Reuters
Was Trump Aide Michael Flynn Working for the Turkish Government to Kidnap a Cleric Living in the US? – Newsweek
Mike Flynn and the Insane Alleged Plot to Kidnap a Turkish Cleric – VICE
Sessions Denies Knowing Of Flynn Turkey Dealings, Alleged … – TPM
Report: Trump Jr. messaged with WikiLeaks during, after 2016 campaign – The Pasadena Star-News

 

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Puerto Rico’s representative to Congress on rebuilding after Hurricane Maria – Washington Post


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Puerto Rico’s representative to Congress on rebuilding after Hurricane Maria
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What do you think it’s going to take to get statehood? Is there a realistic plan? We voted this June. Ninety-seven percent of the people voted for statehood. I filed for a bill for letting Puerto Rico become a state in January of this year, and I 
Congress can’t dodge Puerto Rico’s status in tax debateThe Hill
The Lineman Got $63 an Hour. The Utility Was Billed $319 an Hour.New York Times
Puerto Rican Officials Just Got Grilled By Congress Over The Whitefish Electricity ContractBuzzFeed News
The Hill –House Committee on Natural Resources – House.gov
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puerto rico business – Google News: ‘Really upsetting’: Family pays $15K to get home after WestJet cancels Puerto Rico flights – CBC.ca


CBC.ca
‘Really upsetting’: Family pays $15K to get home after WestJet cancels Puerto Rico flights
CBC.ca
Chris Ma and 13 of her relatives learned their WestJet flight home had been cancelled when they arrived at the San Juan airport. Unbeknownst to them, the flight had actually been cancelled nearly a month earlier when WestJet suspended service to Puerto …

 puerto rico business – Google News

trump russian money – Google News: Russian Money and Trump’s Legal Defense – Just Security


The Guardian
Russian Money and Trump’s Legal Defense
Just Security
Just this week, we’ve learned that the FBI is now looking into dozens of money transfers sent by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to its embassies across the globe, totaling more than $380,000 and bearing the subject line to finance election
Today’s Headlines and CommentaryLawfare (blog)
Russia is meddling in western politics as it has nothing to loseThe Guardian
Revenge Is a Rotten Way to Run a CountryBillMoyers.com
BuzzFeed News
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 trump russian money – Google News

Donald Trump | The Guardian: Joseph Stiglitz: Trump has ‘fascist’ tendencies – video

The economist and and author of Globalisation and its Discontents talks to the Guardian’s Larry Elliott about why he considers Donald Trump unfit to be US president. He says stagnant incomes, the opioid crisis and falling life expectancies all pointed towards a political problem in the US but no one imagined it leading to a Trump presidency

Continue reading…

 Donald Trump | The Guardian

Facebook’s Russia Problem Proves Feds Are Missing the Point – WIRED


WIRED
Facebook’s Russia Problem Proves Feds Are Missing the Point
WIRED
An ad featuring a strapping Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) proffered a sketch book for users to color your hero. A post from South … Research Agency. The posts confirmed platform-enhanced intrusion in the 2016 election, paid in rubles, not 

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trump russian candidate – Google News: Feinstein Presses Insiders on Trump-Russia Dealings – Mother Jones


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Feinstein Presses Insiders on Trump-Russia Dealings
Mother Jones
Even as candidate Trump denied he had business interests in Russia, Sater worked with Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, in an unsuccessful effort to develop a Moscow tower bearing Trump’s name in 2015 and into 2016. Cohen had sent an email to …

 trump russian candidate – Google News

russian organized crime in us – Google News: An excerpt from ‘Collusion’ – MSNBC


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An excerpt from ‘Collusion’
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The KGB kept watch on all foreigners, especially American and British ones. The UK mission in Moscow was under close …. Steele’s gloomy view of Russiathat under Putin it was not only domestically repressive but also internationally reckless and 
KGB spy hired to guard US embassy in MoscowNJ TODAY

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 russian organized crime in us – Google News

Russian Intelligence services and organized crime – Google News: An excerpt from ‘Collusion’ – MSNBC


MSNBC
An excerpt from ‘Collusion’
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The officer’s actual employer was an invisible entity back in LondonSIS, the Secret Intelligence Service. The officer was …. Instead, from out of country, he examined the dark intersection between organized crime and the Russian state. Very often 

 Russian Intelligence services and organized crime – Google News

trump electorate – Google News: GOP faces something worse than a dilemma – LancasterOnline


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GOP faces something worse than a dilemma
LancasterOnline
The Trump factor now dominates all electoral calculations. Trump is not only a deeply polarizing figure; he is a deeply paradoxical figure. His staunch support among perhaps 35 percent of the electorate, especially among working class Democrats 
Inside the Data: What the Virginia Election Results Mean for ’18NBCNews.com
Could a surge of support from women flip the House to the Democrats in 2018?Washington Post
Democrats Will Need More Than Resistance to GovernThe Nation.
Fox News –Dallas News
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 trump electorate – Google News

trump psychological profile – Google News: COLUMN: The Vanity of Dictators – Cache Valley Daily


Cache Valley Daily
COLUMN: The Vanity of Dictators
Cache Valley Daily
Every major country’s intelligence officers construct a psychological profile of important world leaders. Most of these are voluminous. Foreign leaders can dissect the most powerful human alive using four words: Stroke Trump’s massive ego.Trump envies …

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US elections and russia – Google News: Balance of Power: Russian Election Meddling Fears Invade Europe – Bloomberg


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Balance of Power: Russian Election Meddling Fears Invade Europe
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Spurred on by Prime Minister Theresa May’s threat to retaliate against Russian interference, a parliamentary committee wants to grill executives from Facebook, Google and Twitter. The committee, following similar inquiries by U.S. lawmakers, is 

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 US elections and russia – Google News

Lawfare – Hard National Security Choices: Rational Security: The “DMs on the DL” Edition

The FBI is investigating an alleged kidnapping scheme involving ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Donald Trump Jr. was in direct contact with Wikileaks during the 2016 campaign. And author and scholar Yascha Mounk, our special guest this week while both Tamara and Susan are away, breaks down the breakdown in democracy. Plus, I’ve got your holiday gift wrapping needs covered. And Yascha joins the #BabyCannonSociety.

Have you helped us promote Rational Security yet? If not, please leave us a rating and a review on whatever podcast distribution system you use. A lot of people are visiting Lawfare and reaching our podcasts for the first time these days, so if you’re new to Lawfare and Rational Security, you can subscribe to the podcast using our RSS feed, or listen on iTunes, on Stitcher and now on Google Play.

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Just Security: The Early Edition: November 16, 2017

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11:33 AM 11/14/2017 – The World Web News: Is the FBI capable? | Election 2016 Meddling: FBI, Russia, and other players by Michael Novakhov

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The World Web News: 11:11 AM 11/14/2017 Is the FBI capable? | Election 2016 Meddling: FBI, Russia, and other players by Michael Novakhov

Is the FBI capable of handling the counterintelligence matters? by Michael Novakhov

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Is the FBI capable of handling the counterintelligence matters, in its present structure, and as a matter of personnel selection, their education, training, and the FBIs institutional culture? The record does not look impressive.

Is there something structurally wrong? Would the new forms of the workforce organization be helpful? Should the Counterintelligence Services and Forces be grouped directly under the ODNI, and its central apparatus, and in greater collaboration with other related services? What should be the strategic directions? Rethinking, reconceptualization and the reorganization might be the more healthy alternatives to the present structure, which appears to be largely dysfunctional, for a number of reasons, still not formulated, analyzed, and comprehended properly. 

Critics claim that the FBIs law-enforcement structure is inadequate for twenty first century counterintelligence realities and should be replaced by a separate service staffed by counterintelligence officers, presumably with no law-enforcement powers.

The need for proactive and preventive approach, combined with a lesser visibility and a lesser emphasis on the formal law enforcement functions as compared with the counterintelligence functions proper, was advocated by the researchers:

The third quality essential to counterintelligence operation is a preventive disposition. As Christopher Andrew has noted, a counterintelligence organization may be better evaluated by preventing spies from gaining any foothold than by the number of spies caught.(343) MI5 has always aimed to prevent threats from materializing. This is most evident in the Services
penchant for running double agents in general and in the Double Cross System in specific. Having double agents in place within target organizations can prevent any success on the part of
that organization and the strategic deception on D-Day obviated the bulk of Nazi forces and prevented countless allied casualties. The FBIs most notable cases of preventive counterintelligence or counter-terrorism operation are more recent, particularly after Director Muellers concerted drive to push the Bureau in this direction.(344) The Bureaus rise to the
challenge posed by terrorism will absolutely require it to become more preventive because the FBI cannot wait for terrorists to be successful before they apprehend them.

Finally, and most crucially, the Bureau must become more preventive and proactive in contrast to its established preference for reactive law enforcement.(345) This quality is at the heart of counterintelligence and counter-terrorism and will absolutely be the most difficult change for the
Bureau. If the FBI can make this cultural shift, it will be able to prevent and counter intelligence and terrorist threats just as well as any other organization, including MI5.

And this is not to say that the MI5 is any more successful in its counterintelligence efforts (recently) than the FBI. 

By the way, and interestingly enough, the Russian Counterintelligence Services, starting from their very inception in 1920-s and the Operation Trust, emphasized and practiced the sophisticated and aggressive proactive and preventive approach, it was the matter of the very survival for them. It looks that their counterintelligence operations outgrew and expanded into the intelligence operations proper. The recent events might be the confirmation of this thesis, just like the recent expansion of the FSB mandate into the foreign activities and operations. 

How far will this approach take them eventually, and how successful it will be in the present circumstances, is very much the open question, projected into the future. This approach is the result and function of their deep historical insecurity. But it is quite effective apparently, and it should be studied, understood and comprehended, and reciprocated with the comprehensive multiplications. The resources are there, the resolve and will are needed, the qualities that apparently are lacking lately, after the ill-conceived and the counterproductive euphoria of 1990-s. 

Do catch their arrows and send them back to them, with the overwhelming force and the well thought out strategic determination.

Michael Novakhov 

11.13.17 

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To add some comments to this very good and straightforward article, in my humble opinion. This situation is further complicated by the strong suspicions that a certain, pro-Trump faction of the FBIs upper echelons, possibly represented by Kallstrom (reportedly, Trumps old childhood friend), and the Giuliani circles, reportedly very close to the New York branch of the FBI, might have been a prominent part of this conspiracy against the U.S., or the so called FBI NY branch cabal, or according to  Sidney Blumenthal: Cabal Of Right-Wing FBI Agents who Took Down Hillary In A Coup DEtat. Both of them, Kallstrom and Giuliani,  apparently, and again, reportedly, and assumingly, aspired to lead the FBI after Trumps win. 

The statistical effects of the October 28 Letter | Federal Bureau of Investigation - NYTThe statistical effects of the October 28 Letter | Federal Bureau of Investigation - NYT

It is also my suspicion that the FBI engineered the Abedin Weiner email affair as their sexual-political sting operation, which is an old, familiar and the favorite trick in both their own and Mr. Putins political toolboxes.  In these circumstances, the question that logically and inevitably arises, is: What was the degree of cooperation between them and the Russians? This is the big and the important question, and it has to be addressed and answered. This affair led to the October 28, 2016 Letter, which in the opinion of the pollsters, now broadly accepted, did decide the outcome of the elections.

The question about how the hundreds of thousands of emails (650,000) ended up on Abedin Weiner laptop, remain essentially unanswered. Who planted them their and with whose help? If you get the wind that there might have been a covert or overt collusion between the Russians and the FBI, it would be hard to accuse you of the lack of logic in your thinking. Naturally, the next set of questions that inevitably arises, is the degree of infiltration and penetration of the FBI by the Russians and the others, who worked hard on this for many years. They do have a sad history in this regard, illustrated recently by this account

See also:  ANTHONY WEINER WAS THE FIRST TO TALK ABOUT TRUMPS CONNECTIONS WITH RUSSIAN OLIGARCHS, WEINERS SENTENCE IS TRUMPS REVENGE. 

Mr. Muellers Investigation proceeds at its pace and seems to be rather deep and comprehensive, and I think and hope that he and his team will address these issues in their customary and expected depth, and will not cover up the FBIs possible wrongdoings if any are discovered, and/or confirmed; although some observers expressed their strongly worded doubts on this account.

The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. That what we need if we really want to recover and to understand what happened, starting from 1990-s, and encompassing both the 9/11, 2001 and The Elections 2016. These two epochal events do seem to be the connecting links of the same mysterious chain, as the author suggests, and as was noted by many others, of the writing and thinking public, on this subject. 

Michael Novakhov

11.13.17 

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After weeks/months of the Hillary campaign bashing Trump for irresponsibly questioning the legitimacy of the election process, Clinton-insider, Sid Blumenthal, is apparently making the media rounds in Europe attributing her loss to a coup detat organized by a cabal of right-wing agents of the FBI in the New York office attached to Rudy Giuliani.   

It was the result of a cabal of right-wing agents of the FBI in the New York office attached to Rudy Giuliani, who was a member of Trumps campaign.

I think its not unfair to call it a coup.  Yeah, a coup detat.

Of course, Blumenthal is well known within Clinton world for his wild conspiracy theories as John Podesta pointed out he is lost in his own web of conspiracies.

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The Trump Campaigns Spy-Ties to Moscow Have Been Exposed

Yesterday was filled with legal bombshells for President Donald Trump. As expected, after months of investigation into the White Houses ties to Moscow, Special Counsel Robert Muellers team announced three arrests and indictments. Together, these cases have fundamentally shifted the game in our nations capitalvery much to the presidents detriment.The arrest of Paul Manafort, Trumps campaign manager in the summer of 2016 who secured him the Republican Partys nomination, was expected by many. For months, rumors had swirled around Manafort, given his longstanding and unsavory ties to Russian and Ukrainian oligarchs, compounded by his barely concealed links to Kremlin intelligence, as I reported three months before the November 2016 election.

Manafort has surrendered to the FBI and faces a dozen federal charges relating to financial crimes including money laundering, failing to register as a foreign agent, plus neglecting to report foreign cash to the IRS. These charges are serious and will be difficult for Manafort to beat, leading to speculation that what Mueller really wants is Manaforts cooperation against Team Trumpwhich may be the 68-year-olds only alternative to dying in prison.

Rick Gates, a Manafort protégé and 2016 Trump campaign associate, has also surrendered to the Feds and is facing a raft of charges relating to money laundering. Gates also played a key role in President Trumps inauguration and pushed the White Houses agenda as a lobbyist until April of this year, when questions about Gates ties to the Kremlin made his position untenable.

On cue, the White House protested that they barely know Manafort and Gatesa transparent falsehoodwhile stating that their alleged crimes have nothing directly to do with the president. The latter may be technically true, but difficult questions lurk regarding why Donald Trump wanted someone as unsavory and Moscow-connected as Paul Manafort to head his campaign, particularly since the longtime swamp denizen Manaforts links to Eastern oligarchs were an open secret in Washington.

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Solving the Mystery of the Maltese Professor

This week began with the bombshell legal news that Special Counsel Robert Mueller brought charges against members of Team Trump relating to their illicit ties to Moscow. As I explained, this fundamentally changes the game in our nations capital, and the White House is struggling to cope with this new environment, which finds the president on the defensive, awaiting further indictments of his associates.No aspect of this weeks news is more mysterious than the saga of the Professorin reality, Joseph Mifsud, a Maltese nationalwho served as the hush-hush go-between for the Trump campaign and the Kremlin in the spring of 2016. Notably, he acted as Moscows cut-out for contacts with George Papadopoulos, a foreign policy advisor hired by the Trump campaign in the late winter of 2016.

Mifsuds role is crystal-clear to anyone versed in Russian espionage tradecraft, what the Kremlin calls konspiratsiya (yes, conspiracy). He is a secret operative of Russias Foreign Intelligence Service, the SVR, as I elaborated:

Papadopoulos met the Professor in Italy in mid-March 2016, then again in London later that month; on the latter occasion the Professor brought along a Russian female, allegedly Putins niece, to help facilitate the engagement. Papadopoulos emailed the campaign about the success of this meeting, which responded enthusiastically about what had transpired and on March 31, he participated in a national security meeting in Washington that included campaign principals, with Trump himself present.

But Misfuds role soon moved into even darker territory:

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The Real Reason America’s Super Battleships Will Never Make A Comeback: No ‘Bullets’

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And other very obvious reasons.

Nor, evidently, is there any safe ammunition for battleship big guns to fire. We used 1950s-vintage 16-inch rounds and powder during the 1980s and 1990s. Any such rounds still in existence are now over sixty years old, while the U.S. Navy is apparently looking to demilitarize and dispose of them. Gearing up to produce barrels and ammunition in small batches would represent a nonstarter for defense firms. The navy recently canceled the destroyer USS Zumwalts advanced gun rounds because costs spiraled above $800,000 apiece. That was a function of ordering few munitions for what is just a three-ship class. Ammunition was simply unaffordable. Modernized Iowas would find themselves in the same predicament, if not more so.

Theres a mystique to battleships. Whenever inside-the-Beltway dwellers debate how to bulk up the U.S. Navy fleet, odds are sentimentalists will clamor to return the Iowa-class dreadnoughts to service. Nor is the idea of bringing back grizzled World War II veterans as zany as it sounds. We arent talking equipping the 1914-vintage USS Texas with superweapons to blast the Soviet Navy, or resurrecting the sunken Imperial Japanese Navy superbattleship Yamato for duty in outer space, or keeping USS Missouri battleworthy in case aliens menace the Hawaiian Islands. Such proposals are not mere whimsy.

Built to duel Japan in World War II, in fact, battleships were recommissioned for the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Cold War. The last returned to action in 1988. The Iowa class sat in mothballs for about three decades after Korea (except for USS New Jersey, which returned to duty briefly during the Vietnam War). Thats about how long the battlewagons have been in retirement since the Cold War. History thus seems to indicate they could stage yet another comeback. At this remove from their past lives, though, its doubtful in the extreme that the operational return on investment would repay the cost, effort, and human capital necessary to bring them back to life.

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In a speech to South Korean lawmakers, President Donald Trump warned North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un not to underestimate the United States, the Wall Street Journal reported. In a portion of the address directed at Kim, Trump called for Pyongyang to end its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Heavy fog forced Trump to cancel a surprise visit to the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea, the New York Times reported.Trump then headed to China, arriving on Wednesday. He plans to ask Chinese President Xi Jinping to increase economic pressure on Pyongyang, according to the Times. Xi opened Trumps visit by offering a series of business deals and a private tour of the Forbidden City, but Trump and Xi may struggle to find common ground on both trade and measures against North Korea, the Journal reported.

The Senate banking committee approved a bill that would impose harsh new sanctions on Chinese financial institutions assisting North Korea, Foreign Policy reported. The bipartisan legislation targets companies that help North Korea evade sanctions. Sen. Chris Van Hollen said it would put some real teeth in sanctions.

The European Unions foreign policy chief received assurances from U.S. lawmakers that they plan to comply with the Iran nuclear deal, Reuters reported. Federica Mogherini said congressional officials told her their intention is to keep the U.S. in the agreement.

Russia criticized a U.N. report that labeled the Syrian government as responsible for the April chemical weapons attack in Khan Sheikhoun, the Times reported. Russias representative to the Security Council faulted U.N. investigators for not visiting the site of the attack. The U.S. and the United Kingdom supported the reports findings. Russia and the U.S. have circulated conflicting resolutions to extend the investigators mandate.

Spains constitutional court officially struck down Catalonias declaration of independence, according toReuters. The move formally ended the autonomous regions bid for separation from Spain.

Saudi Arabia expanded its crackdown on political corruption, targeting up to $800 billion of assets belonging to dozens of princes and businessmen, the Journal reported. The anti-corruption push has frozen the accounts of political opponents of the crown prince. Their seized assets may bring in billions to the Saudi government. Separately, Saudi airstrikes killed dozens of civilians in northern Yemen, including women and children, Al Jazeera reported. The strikes targeted Houthi rebel group villages.

Lebanons prime minister remained in Saudi Arabia, prolonging a political crisis in Beirut, the Journal reported. Saadi Hariri said he resigned his post on Sunday in Riyadh, but Lebanons president said he would not accept the resignation until Hariri returns freely to Beirut. Hariri visited the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday but then returned to Saudi Arabia. The leader of Hezbollah, one of Hariris political opponents, said he believed Saudi Arabia was holding Hariri against his will.

The Philippines halted construction on a small island in the South China Sea to avoid angering China,the Times reported. President Rodrigo Duterte ordered military construction on a sandbar in the Spratly Islands to cease after Chinese officials put pressure on the Philippines to stop its building efforts.

Mike Pompeo, the CIA director, met with a former intelligence official who advocates the unsupported idea that Russian intelligence services did not hack the Democratic National Convention (DNC), the Intercept reported. Pompeo met with William Binney, a former NSA official turned critic, to discuss Binneys paper arguing that a DNC insider committed the hack, not Russian spies. According to Binney, Pompeo told him Trump urged Pompeo to take the meeting.

Politicos Cory Bennett wrote about one international accord the Trump administration is keeping: the U.S.-China cyber espionage agreement.

The Times Paul Mozer detailed how China uses Facebook to spread propaganda abroad.

Politicos Josh Gerstein covered the released audio of George Papadopoulos July arraignment.

 

ICYMI: Yesterday on Lawfare

Paul Rosenzweig flagged the American Bar Associations newly released cybersecurity handbook for lawyers.

J. Dana Stuster updated the Middle East Ticker, covering the power play in Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salmans aggressive foreign policy moves.

Mieke Eoyang, Ben Freeman, Adam Twardowski and Benjamin Wittes analyzed survey data on public confidence in the president and the military on specific national security issues.

Sarah Grant summarized military commissions hearings from last Thursday and Friday, covering the habeas petition for Brig. Gen. John Baker.

Tamara Cofman Wittes and Brian Reeves analyzed policy options for reconstructing the newly captured city of Raqqa.

Robert Chesney and Steve Vladeck shared the National Security Law Podcast, covering developments in the Mueller investigation, military commissions news, and the hybrid model of detainee interrogation and prosecution.

Vanessa Sauter posted the Lawfare Podcast, featuring a discussion between Benjamin Wittes and Susan Landau on her new book Listening In.

 

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Sizable victories for the Democrats in a series of races offer cheer after a year of Donald Trump. But the party should not feel too reassuredIt was the boost they needed. The jubilation of Democrats as they celebrated the results of Tuesdays elections owed much to the despair of one year before, when they learned that Donald Trump was on his way to the White House, as well as to the extraordinary events since, which have amplified his unfitness for the presidency and the extent of Russian meddling in his favour. Though his name was not on the ballot this time, he loomed large in voters minds. In Virginia and elsewhere, suburban, college-educated and minority voters surged to the polls to defeat Republicans in an anti-Trump vote.The Democrats scored hefty victories in gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia, despite fears they could lose the latter, and grabbed a swath of seats in Virginias House of Delegates. They swept multiple mayoral races around the country and took control of the Washington state Senate. In Maine, voters approved an expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare.

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One of her key aides, Damian Green, is under investigation into claims he had pornography on his office computers.

Last week, close ally Michael Fallon, the defence minister, was forced to resign over allegations of sexual misconduct
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US commerce secretary invests in firm linked to Putin family and allies, reports say – Washington Post
Russia launched social media support for Trump almost immediately after he announced his campaign – Raw Story
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The Paradise Papers: Revelations Spring From Leaked Records Of World’s Wealthy – NPR
 


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U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth and a key ally to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are among the 120 rich and powerful people who are mentioned in the Paradise Papers, a new release of data about offshore tax …
The Energy 202: What you need to know about Wilbur Ross and the Paradise PapersWashington Post
Paradise Papers: Wilbur Ross says ‘nothing improper’ about Russia linksBBC News
5 Secrets of the World’s Wealthiest People Revealed by the Paradise PapersMoney Magazine
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Jennifer Rubin: Trump administration is up to its neck in Russians
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Newly leaked documents show that Ross has a stake in a shipping company that does business with a gas producer partly owned by the son-in-law of Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to the International Consortium of Journalists. (AP Photo/J.and more »

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Palmer Report: Donald Trump Jr could be facing bribery charges

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has long been looking into Donald Trump Jr’s meeting with Russian government representatives during the election, as Donald Trump appears to have committed obstruction of justice by trying to cover up the true nature of his son’s meeting. However, based on new details from one of the people who attended the meeting, Junior could be facing criminal charges relating to bribery.Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Kremlin-connected attorney who met with Donald Trump Jr, is now offering damning new details about the meeting. Last week she confirmed that she ran her talking points past Russian President Vladimir Putin in advance, thus confirming that she was indeed acting on behalf of the Russian government. Now she claims that Trump Jr hinted that he and his father might change U.S. law in order to accommodate her.

Here’s what Veselnitskaya now claims Donald Trump Jr said to her regarding the Magnitsky Act, which Russia has long sought to get repealed: “Looking ahead, if we come to power, we can return to this issue and think what to do about it.” (source: Bloomberg). This was during the same conversation in which Trump Jr asked her for secret information on Hillary Clinton which could have helped his father’s campaign. When you put these two things together, the argument can be made that one was being offered in exchange for the other, which one legal expert says could meet the legal definition of bribery.

Former federal Prosector Renato Mariotti explains that “offering to exchange an official act for something of value is like soliciting a bribe.” (link). He goes on to cite a past case law against a politician which helps to frame how this could result in bribery charges against Donald Trump Jr. This is in addition to the obstruction of justice charges that Donald Trump could face for making misleading statements about his son’s meeting.

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Palmer Report: Multiple resignations from Donald Trump administration said to be imminent after latest Russia leaks

Last night an international consortium of journalists published the Paradise Papers, which included evidence that a number of members of the Donald Trump administration have secret financial ties to Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin. Now multiple sources are suddenly pointing to anywhere from one to six resignations forthcoming and some of the names are very high profile in nature.The Paradise Papers exposed evidence that Donald Trump’s Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, his Ambassador to Russia Jon Hunstman, and others in the administration have secret financial ties to Russia, which they’ve tried to disguise along the way. Now today there are reports that both of them could resign, along with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke.

Here’s how political insider and MSNBC guest commentator Scott Dworkin has framed the matter today: “Ive received reports today saying DeVos, Huntsman, Ross, Sessions, Tillerson & Zinke are resigning for ties to Russia &/or for corruption.” (link). But he’s not the only source talking resignations today. The news outlet Salon is reporting today that Betsy DeVos is expected to resign due to what her allies categorize as frustration with the Secretary of Education bureaucracy (link), in what could simply be an excuse to bail on the job before things get scandalous.

Jeff Sessions has been caught telling several lies about the campaign’s involvement with Russia. Ryan Zinke is caught up in the chartered flight scandal which has already led to the resignation of HHS Secretary Tom Price. Rex Tillerson has long been rumored to be on his way out, both due to his frustration on the job, and his “moron” debacle with Donald Trump. If any one of these six resignations takes place, in the context of how weak and scandalized Trump already is, it could be a bodyblow to him. If several resignations do indeed take place, it could be the ballgame.

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Donald Trump | The Guardian: My travels in white America a land of anxiety, division and pockets of pain

This summer, Gary Younge took a trip from Maine to Mississippi to find out what has brought the US to this point. From the forgotten poor to desperate addicts, their whiteness is all some of them have left and that makes fertile ground for the far rightJeff Baxters enduring memory, from childhood, is the glow. Coming down over the hill overlooking the coke plant in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, the molten iron would make itself known both as a vision and an aspiration. Its like the sun landed there, says Baxter, a burly, bearded retiree, who achieved his boyhood dream of becoming a steelworker.

Today, the plant, like the one Baxter worked in for 30 years, stands derelict a shell that represents a hollowing out not just of the local economy but of culture and hope as though someone extinguished Baxters sun and left the place in darkness. Buildings in the centre of town that were once testament to the industrial wealth produced here stand abandoned. More than 40% of the population now live below the poverty line; 9.1% are unemployed.

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Paradise Papers: Tax haven secrets of ultra-rich exposed – BBC News
 

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A huge new leak of financial documents has revealed how the powerful and ultra-wealthy, including the Queen’s private estate, secretly invest vast amounts of cash in offshore tax havens.
Donald Trump’s commerce secretary is shown to have a stake in a firm dealing with Russians sanctioned by the US.
The leak, dubbed the Paradise Papers, contains 13.4m documents, mostly from one leading firm in offshore finance.
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US commerce secretary invests in firm linked to Putin family and allies, reports say
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The documents leaked as the administration faces several investigations into possible collusion between the Trump campaignand Russia, including a probe by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III that brought its first indictments last week. The millionsand more »

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Russia launched social media support for Trump almost immediately after he announced his campaign
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Russian social media support for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign started just weeks after he announced his candidacy in June 2015 far earlier than had been previously known. The Wall Street Journal reports that Russian Twitter accounts posing …
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(CNN) [Breaking news update, 2:25 p.m. ET]. Texas church gunman Devin Kelley killed his grandmother-in-law, Lula White, in the massacre Sunday, multiple friends told CNN. White was the grandmother of Kelley’s wife and volunteered frequently at the …
Texas Gunman Had Assaulted Wife and Stepson Before Church ShootingNew York Times
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Saudi Warns Iran against Supplying Missiles to Houthi Rebels

Saudi Arabia accused Iran on Monday of supplying ballistic missiles to the Houthi rebels in Yemen and called it a blatant act of military aggression.
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Former FBI director James Comey ditches Reinhold Niebuhr Twitter alias
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Welcome to the Twitterverse, Mr. Comey. James Comey, who abruptly fired as FBI director in May, used to lie low on social media under the alias Reinhold Niebuhr with the handle @FormerBu. On Monday morning, that handle switched to @Comey …
Ex-FBI Director Comey Tweets As Himself After Revealing Secret AccountCBS San Francisco Bay Area
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FBI offering reward to find the ‘Faceless Bandit,’ a suspect in three Massachusetts bank robberies
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The FBI may not have a name or even a face, but investigators are hoping a $5,000 reward will change that. Authorities are searching for the “Faceless Bandit,” who is a suspect in three bank robberies in Fall River. The bandit earned the nickname 
FBI VIOLENT TASK FORCE SEEKS PUBLIC’S HELP IDENTIFYING THE FACELESS BANDIT ~ ARMED AND …The Valley Patriot
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Russia probe: Mueller’s evidence
 

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly applying pressure on General Flynn after the indictment of Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

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Paradise Papers sends shockwaves around the world

With high-ranking politicians appearing in the Paradise Papers, officials around the globe were quick to react to the leak. The EU and India have started investigations while Russian and US officials were on the defense.
With Manafort, It Really Is About Russia, Not Ukraine – New York Times
 

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Merkel wants progress in coalition talks in 10 days

BERLIN (Reuters) – Immigration and climate policy are the most contentious issues in exploratory negotiations between three parties seeking to form Germany’s next government, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday, adding that she wants proper talks to start in 10 days.

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Trump – Google News: Like those before him, Trump finds familiar path in wake of massacres – CNN
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Anthony Weiner – Google News: Happening Today: Texas Church Shooting, Anthony Weiner, Russia Probe, Health Care – NBC New York
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Tokyo (CNN) Waking here Monday to news of another gun massacre at home, President Donald Trump used a pre-scheduled set of remarks to express his condolences. He ordered flags flown at half-staff. And he pledged to stand with the families of the …and more »

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Amid a sexting controversy involving women, Weiner resigned his House seat in 2011 only to have new allegations doom his 2013 run for mayor. Last year, a criminal probe into his sexting with a high school student intruded into Democrat Hillary Clinton 
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A sexting compulsion that cost Anthony Weiner his seat in Congress and a chance to be New York City’s mayor is about to cost him his freedom too. Weiner is scheduled to surrender at Devens Federal Medical Center in Massachusetts to beginning serving a …
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The documents tagged as Paradise Papers were obtained by German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung and shared with almost 100 media partners around the world by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), aninternational and more »

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) Russia shares the sorrow of those who lost their beloved in the dreadful massacre, and hopes for a speedy recovery of those who were wounded, Vladimir Putin said on Monday as cited by the Kremlin. “Please accept my deepest …and more »

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As in that case, the president has said it’s not the time to talk about any changes in U.S. gun laws. We have a lot of mental health problems in our country, as do other countries, but this isn’t a guns situation, Trump said at a news conference in and more »

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7:29 AM 11/6/2017 Palmer Report: Mike Pence is in deep shit

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President Trump says he expects to meet with Putin during Asia trip – 10TV
 


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President Trump says he expects to meet with Putin during Asia trip
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The indictment against Manafort and Gates includes contains 12 counts including conspiracy to launder money, conspiracy against the U.S., unregistered agent of a foreign principal, false and misleading statements surrounding the Foreign Agents …and more »

Donald Trump | The Guardian: Trump dump: president throws entire box of fish food into precious koi carp pond

While his host, Japans prime minister Shinzo Abe, spoons small amounts of feed, the US leader gives the fish a large feastIt was perhaps only a matter of time before Donald Trumps brasher instincts smashed through the ring of decorum that had held fast on his gaffe-free first day in Japan.

The victims: the colourful, and much loved, koi carp of Akasaka palace in Tokyo.

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Weiner, 53, twice broke down in tears when he was sentenced in September, following earlier scandals that forced him from Congress in 2011 and sank a comeback bid that saw him leading the 2013 mayoral race before he was exposed as X-rated …
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Palmer Report: Holy crap is Donald Trump screwed

It turns out Donald Trump is even more screwed than we thought. In reality, he was screwed the minute Special Counsel Robert Mueller successfully reached the arrest stage last Monday. It gave a new level of credibility to the Trump-Russia scandal in the minds of average Americans who hadn’t been sure what to think of all the noise up to this point. But now we may be looking at something different altogether. Trump is not just going to get ousted from office. His entire life is about to get carved up while he’s forced to watch.Four crucial storylines emerged yesterday, in a sign of just how quickly things are now snowballing. Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner has years of massive and secret investments from Russia that could only have been signed off on by Vladimir Putin himself, according to the New York Times and the Paradise Papers. This means that Mueller is now in a position to bust Kushner like a piñata, leaving Kushner little choice but to cut a deal against Trump if he wants to avoid prison. Not only will this destroy Trump’s presidency, it’ll destroy his family. And it’s just the start of the fireworks.

Trump’s Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross was busted yesterday for his own massive secret financial connections to Putin. He’ll likely have to cut a deal himself and he may be in a unique position to expose Trump’s own suspected financial ties to Putin. There was also the revelation that Michael Flynn is about to be arrested and he may cut a deal against Trump in order to keep his own son out of prison.

Then there’s the bizarre storyline about Donald Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort facing possible murder charges in Ukraine. This fouls up any attempt by Trump at pardoning Manafort to try to keep him quiet. It also makes the Trump-Russia scandal look incredibly real in the minds of the public, now that murders are involved. Holy crap is Trump screwed.

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Palmer Report: Rick Gates may have to flip on Paul Manafort to keep his own wife out of prison

Rick Gates is best known as the other Donald Trump campaign adviser who got arrested this week, after the higher profile arrest of Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort grabbed the bulk of the headlines. Based on new details surfacing about the legal cases against them, the two men are closely intertwined financially, meaning Gates could flip rather authoritatively on Manafort. Now it turns out Gates may have to flip on Manafort in order to save his own wife.Manafort and Gates were both arrested on charges of laundering money from Russia into the United States, as payment they had received for getting a Kremlin puppet elected in Ukraine. That money was funneled through Bank of Cyprus, which is now cooperating with the Trump-Russia investigation. Gates has dozens of bank accounts and may have been hiding tens of millions of dollars in assets, according to a report from the Washington Post (link), which also contains this vital sentence: “In August, his wife transferred more than $1 million to a joint brokerage account.”

If it can be demonstrated that Rick Gates’ wife knew this money was dirty at the time she transferred $1 million of it from Bank of Cyprus to the United States, then she can be charged with money laundering or related crimes as well. She could avoid charges by flipping on her husband, who would then be backed into a corner and have little choice but to flip on Manafort. Alternately, Gates could keep his wife out of prison by flipping on Manafort.

This may in fact be why Rick Gates’ wife hasn’t yet been arrested. Special Counsel Robert Mueller may be giving Gates the opportunity to cut a deal that would protect his wife, while also threatening to arrest his wife if that deal isn’t reached promptly. It quite a giveaway that Mueller’s filings against Rick Gates include the detail about his wife. If Gates flips on Manafort, then Manafort will have to flip on Donald Trump.

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Palmer Report: Mike Pence is in deep shit

Vice President Mike Pence has been keeping a remarkably low profile lately, presumably under the premise that if he keeps his head down long enough, he might inherit the presidency by default. But even as it becomes increasingly clear that Donald Trump isn’t going to survive his catastrophically exploding Trump-Russia scandal, Pence now is facing a huge problem of his own and it’s about to get much worse for him.The arrest of Donald Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort was already a huge problem for Mike Pence. For reasons known only to them, Pence and Manafort were regularly communicating by phone while Pence was in charge of the Trump transition team, for reasons that could not have been above-board. Actually those reasons may also be known to investigators, as Manafort was under wiretap surveillance during that same timeframe; it’s not known if the phone calls between Manafort and Pence were picked up. Now that the legal system is about to pick Manafort to pieces, his weird secret connection to Pence may become public. However, Pence is about to face an entirely different problem.

The arrest of Michael Flynn is now reportedly imminent. During the transition period, Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings sent a letter to Mike Pence, informing him that Flynn was taking dirty money from foreign governments. Pence ignored this letter and, in his role as head of the transition team, allowed Flynn to be named National Security Adviser anyway. When Flynn’s Russian connections were later exposed, Pence lied on national television just to protect Flynn.

Michael Flynn’s arrest will set his criminal case in motion, and in the process it should expose the real reason Mike Pence was covering for Flynn all along. If Pence was actively trying to cover up Flynn’s crimes and it sure looks like he was then it’s difficult to imagine Pence surviving. It’s entirely possible that Donald Trump could be ousted, Pence could inherit the presidency, and then Pence could be ousted not long after.

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efe’s YouTube Videos: El Gloria, una academia flotante del arte de la navegación colombiana
efe’s YouTube Videos: La Justicia belga deja en libertad con condiciones a Puigdemont y exconsejeros
Local volunteers return from Puerto Rico – The Recorder
NY charities donate supplies to Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands responders – EMS1.com
Scranton woman returns home from aid trip to Puerto Rico – Scranton Times-Tribune
Want to Help? Do Your Research Before You Donate
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Black Caucus Members Push Trump to Help the Virgin Islands
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Sen. Gillibrand and Rep. Bordallo Urge Fair and Adequate Funding for Puerto Rico and Other U.S. Terriories
Illinois sending 150 National Guard members to Puerto Rico – STLtoday.com
Democrats Try to Keep Puerto Rico’s Disaster on the Radar in Washington – RollingStone.com
Exodus of Puerto Ricans Could Change Florida Politics But Only if They Stay – U.S. News & World Report
Here’s what would happen to US politics if Puerto Rico became a … – CNN
Head of FEMA Says Puerto Rican Politics Slowed Storm Response – Bloomberg
Fox News Poll: Support for Puerto Rican statehood increases in wake of Maria – Fox News
Puerto Rico Cancels Controversial Contract With Whitefish Energy – Paste Magazine
Puerto Rico after Maria: Coffee and Philly politics in Old San Juan – Philly.com
San Juan mayor blasts President Trump over recovery efforts in Puerto Rico – USA TODAY
County leaders cite ‘confusion and concern’ about Puerto Rico evacuee plans – Orlando Sentinel

 

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efe’s YouTube Videos: El Gloria, una academia flotante del arte de la navegación colombiana

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San Andrés (Colombia), 5 nov (EFE), (Imágenes: Ricardo Maldonado).- Un día normal a bordo del Buque Escuela ARC Gloria de la Armada colombiana comienza antes del alba, cuando se realizan las rutinas de desayuno y ejercicio mientras el velero, que está próximo a cumplir medio siglo, navega plácido por las aguas del mar Caribe para otro crucero de instrucción.
El Gloria, conocido como el “embajador flotante” de Colombia, zarpó del puerto de Cartagena de Indias el pasado 27 de octubre y después de cuatro días atracó en la isla de San Andrés, que junto con las de Providencia y Santa Catalina y varios cayos, forman el principal archipiélago del país en el Caribe.
Palabras clave: efe,buque,gloria,colombia,defensa.

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efe’s YouTube Videos: La Justicia belga deja en libertad con condiciones a Puigdemont y exconsejeros

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Bruselas (Bélgica), 5 nov (EFE).- (Imagen: Leopoldo Rodríguez) La Justicia belga decidió hoy la libertad bajo medidas cautelares del expresidente de la Generalitat Carles Puigdemont y de sus cuatro exconsejeros, tras las audiencias celebradas en la sede de la Fiscalía de Bruselas.
Tanto el expresidente como los exconsejeros han declarado desde las 16.00 hora local (15.00 GMT) hasta las 20.00 (19.00 GMT), por separado, y han abandonado la Fiscalía de Bruselas todos juntos en un minibús.
A la salida de la Fiscalía no ha habido declaraciones, ni de Puigdemont ni de sus exconsejeros.
Alrededor de una cincuentena de periodistas esperaban a la puerta de la Fiscalía de Bruselas la salida de la delegación catalana, pero no ha habido declaraciones.
En el mismo lugar, unas quince personas con la “estelada” (bandera separatista catalana) gritaron coincidiendo con la salida del minibús con los políticos catalanes “ánimo”, “no estáis solos”.
Se espera que ahora las autoridades judiciales belgas informen de los siguientes pasos que pretenden dar en relación a los exdirigentes de la Generalitat de Cataluña.
En las próximas horas se espera un comunicado de la Fiscalía belga, especificando los detalles de la situación procesal de los implicados.

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Local volunteers return from Puerto Rico
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GREENFIELD A regional team of local emergency managers deployed to Puerto Rico for the past few weeks has returned to Franklin County with an update on conditions there. The whole island is pretty devastated. They’re regaining … When we arrived 

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The United Jewish Appeal Federation of New York is working with the Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas to bring in aid targeted toward the wider community, Medin said. “The highest level of Jewish philanthropy is to help people in need, and in this case …

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Members of the DMAT are working to fill that void and help Puerto Ricans regain their footing, said Doug Wilkinson, a respiratory therapist from New York who has been in Wood’s unit, NY-2 DMAT, for four years and deployed to Texas, Florida and Puerto 

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CAGUAS, Puerto Rico (TNS) As she drove the mountain road leading to her relatives’ home, slowing to avoid craters where the street had collapsed, Quetcy Lozada went quiet. For two weeks, in crushing humidity, she had walked streets lined with 

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Black Caucus Members Push Trump to Help the Virgin Islands

Black Caucus Members Push Trump to Help Virgin Islands. Led by Del. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) and Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond (D-LA), members of the CBC pushed for more assistance and attention for the Virgin Islands. There is massive devastation that the people of the Virgin Islands are experiencing right now, support that is not

Sismo pone de relieve los puntos débiles del centro de la capital mexicana

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México, 5 nov (EFE).- (Imagen: Miguel Ángel Andrade) Estatuas caídas, bóvedas colapsadas y templos cerrados; estas son algunas de las consecuencias que el poderoso terremoto del 19 de septiembre dejó en el centro de la Ciudad de México, que arrastra históricamente un problema de hundimiento por la composición del suelo.

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Sen. Gillibrand and Rep. Bordallo Urge Fair and Adequate Funding for Puerto Rico and Other U.S. Terriories

On October 31, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Representative Madeleine Bordallo spoke regarding aid to Puerto Rico. Gillibrand, on the senate floor, emphasizes the need for a third supplemental bill to aid the territories affected by Hurricane Maria. Bordallo, on the house floor,  introduces the LWCF Parity for Territories and D.C. Act, which is designed to treat the territories equally when they receive funding from the Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Sen. Gillibrand (D-NY):

Mr. President, I rise to speak about the disaster supplemental that the Trump administration is expected to send to Congress as early as tomorrow. While Congress has passed two supplemental aid bills since this years hurricanes, I want to make it very clear that what we have already passed is not even close to what we will need to help Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands fully recover and rebuild. Hurricane Maria destroyed their power grids and has significantly damaged their water infrastructure so as to make clean drinking water dangerously scarce. Three of Puerto Ricos biggest industriesmanufacturing, finance, and tourism, which drive their already struggling economyremain severely damaged because the hurricane wiped out so many factories, buildings, and hotels. Many Puerto Ricans who had jobs the day before Maria struck no longer have anywhere to go to work. In other words, in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, this is not just a natural disaster; it is also an economic disaster that these local governments cannot dig out of on their own. Our fellow citizens desperately need our help. Listen to what one New Yorker told me about how dangerous things are right now, especially for the sick and elderly.

My constituent was trying to help someone in Puerto Rico who was autistic and bedridden and under the care of his 93-year-old father. He needed surgery. He was taken to at least three separate medical facilities, and he spent countless hours in an ambulance with his elderly father. He was transported from one location to the next, but the medical facilities were finding it extremely difficult to communicate with each other. After all of that, his doctor could not find any facility on the island that would accept him into its care. He was finally able to get his treatment, but how many more people are still waiting for help? Another of my constituents is struggling to help her father, who is in a rural area of Puerto Rico. She has only been able to speak to him briefly and exchange limited text messages. Her father suffers from heart issues and glaucoma, and he may need a prescription refill very soon if not right now. There are countless more stories just like these throughout my State and, no doubt, in many of my colleagues States as well.

The $36 billion that is for all of Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands is just not enough. After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, it cost the Federal Government $120 billion to rebuild the Gulf Coast. That is the amount of funding that we need to be thinking about for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands right now. It will take at least $5 billion just to rebuild Puerto Ricos power grid, and that will not even cover improvements to make the system more resilient and more efficient than it was before the storm. Right now, two-thirds of Puerto Rico still does not have power. That means no refrigeration so that people can have food to eat or can keep medicine from spoiling. It means no electricity for oxygen tanks in nursing homes and no lights at night to keep people safe. It will take additional funding to restore roads so that whatever supplies do make it to Puerto Rico can actually be delivered, and people can get to their loved ones in need.

The Small Business Administration will need billions of dollars to help people rebuild their businesses, which are vital to their basic economic recovery. The Army Corps of Engineers will need funding and the authority to rebuild the dams and the ports that were damaged so that commerce can actually go on, and FEMA will likely need $8 billion more just to respond to all of the households that have requested assistance to repair and rebuild their homes through its Individual Assistance Program.

In other words, the recovery effort must be massive. There is no way around it, because we can never turn our backs on fellow citizens, whether they are in New York or Texas or Florida or the U.S. Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico. What we need right now is a Marshall Plan. That is the only way that Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are ever going to really fully recover. A new Marshall Plan would help Puerto Rico greatly reduce its crushing debt owned by hedge funds, and a new Marshall plan would also completely modernize infrastructure in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, by rebuilding their energy grid, hospitals, roads and bridges, reservoirs, schools, dams, and the thousands of buildings and homes that were destroyed by these hurricanes. I urge all of my colleagues to join me in this effort. We must never stop fighting for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to get the funding they need to fully recover and fully rebuild.

Rep. Bordallo (D-GU):

Mr. Speaker, I am indeed proud to introduce the LWCF Parity for Territories and D.C. Act, with the support of all six Members of the House representing our U.S. territories and the District of Columbia as original cosponsors. Mr. Speaker, this bipartisan bill gives parity to Guam, the other territories, and D.C. in annual funding from the Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund. Current law requires the territories and D.C. to split six ways a single States annual LWCF allocation. This bill fixes this disparity by providing a full, State-equivalent share of Land and Water Conservation Fund funding for each territory and D.C. every year. This additional funding is needed to improve our public parks, our outdoor sports fields, and our community open spaces on Guam and the other territories, especially as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands rebuild from recent hurricanes. So, Mr. Speaker, I encourage our colleagues to cosponsor this bipartisan legislation and support the LWCF parity for the territories and the District of Columbia.

 

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Illinois sending 150 National Guard members to Puerto Rico – STLtoday.com


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The troops will provide additional security, escort relief convoys and conduct law-enforcement patrols on the island that was ravaged by September’s hurricane. Under a state-to-state mutual aid system, Puerto Rico will reimburse Illinois for the 
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Florida is home to more than a million Puerto Ricans, making them the state’s second-largest Hispanic community after Cubans. In the November presidential election, only about 26 percent of non-Cuban Latinos supported Donald Trump, according to …
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Fox News Poll: Support for Puerto Rican statehood increases in wake of Maria – Fox News


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Staff writer Tricia L. Nadolny and staff photographer David Swanson have been dispatched to Puerto Rico to report on how the island and its residents are recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Tricia will be filing daily online dispatches 
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Anabel Ruiz, daughter, left, who lives in Waterford Lakes in Orlando brings her mother Leticia Ruiz and her father, Jose Antonio Ruiz, background, who arrived from Puerto Rico Tuesday, October 3, 2017 to a reception area inside Orlando International 

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efe’s YouTube Videos: Los diputados comunistas rusos hacen una ofrenda floral al mausoleo de Lenin

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Moscú (Rusia), 5 nov (EFE/EPA).- (Imagen: Yuri Kochetkov) Los diputados comunistas rusos hicieron hoy una ofrenda floral a los pies del mausoleo de Lenin en la Plaza Roja de Moscú con motivo del inminente centenario de la Revolución Bolchevique de 1917, que se celebrará el próximo 7 de noviembre.

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efe’s YouTube Videos: Sismo pone de relieve los puntos débiles del centro de la capital mexicana

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México, 5 nov (EFE).- (Imagen: Miguel Ángel Andrade) Estatuas caídas, bóvedas colapsadas y templos cerrados; estas son algunas de las consecuencias que el poderoso terremoto del 19 de septiembre dejó en el centro de la Ciudad de México, que arrastra históricamente un problema de hundimiento por la composición del suelo.

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efe’s YouTube Videos: Sánchez proclama que la solución al problema catalán no está en la vía penal

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Zaragoza, 5 nov (EFE).- El secretario general del PSOE, Pedro Sánchez, ha defendido hoy que la Justicia actúe en un Estado democrático, pero ha reivindicado que “la única solución” al “problema” de Cataluña se encuentra en la vía “política” y no en la penal.
En estos términos se ha expresado el líder de los socialistas en la clausura del congreso del PSOE Aragón, del que ha salido reelegido como secretario general de la federación aragonesa Javier Lambán, presidente de la comunidad, al que Sánchez ha asegurado que ayudará en cuanto esté en su mano para vencer en las elecciones autonómicas de 2019.
La crisis de Cataluña, marcada en estos últimos días por la estancia del expresident Carles Puigdemont en Bruselas y por la entrada en diferentes prisiones madrileñas de buena parte del que fuera su gabinete, ha dominado gran parte de la intervención de cierre de Sánchez, y así, ha proclamado que “no hay soluciones penales a problemas políticos”. EFE.

INTERVENCIÓN DEL SECRETARIO GENERAL DEL PSOE, PEDRO SÁNCHEZ, EN LA CLAUSURA DEL CONGRESO DEL PSOE ARAGÓN, EN ZARAGOZA.

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efe’s YouTube Videos: Cientos de filipinos recuerdan a las víctimas de la “campaña antidroga” de Duterte

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Quezon (Filipinas), nov 5 (EFE/EPA).- (Imagen: Eugenio Loreto) Filipinos celebraron hoy en la ciudad de Quezon un acto de homenaje para recordar a las víctimas de la campaña antidrogas del presidente Rodrigo Duterte.
El acto conmemorativo contra la violación de derechos humanos se desarrolló ante el histórico monumento del Poder Popular.

IMÁGENES DE RECURSO DEL HOMENAJE EN QUEZON (FILIPINAS).

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efe’s YouTube Videos: Los partidos diseñan sus estrategias y los sondeos dan victoria a ERC el 21D

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Madrid, 5 nov (EFE).- Los partidos independentistas obtendrían 65 escaños en las elecciones catalanas del 21D y se quedarían a tres de la mayoría absoluta, en tanto que el bloque constitucionalista ganaría un diputado y pasaría a tener 57 representantes en el Parlamento catalán, según una encuesta que publica hoy La Razón.
El sondeo, realizado por NC Report, se basa en un millar de entrevistas hechas en Cataluña entre el 30 de octubre y el 3 de noviembre, después de la entrada en vigor del artículo 155 de la Constitución, de la huida de Puigdemont a Bruselas y del encarcelamiento del exvicepresidente del Govern, Oriol Junqueras, y de ocho exconsellers.
Los datos revelan que el PDeCat, ERC y la CUP sumarían 65 escaños si se presentaran a las elecciones por separado el 21D, siete menos que los 72 que lograron en septiembre de 2015 Junts pel Si (ERC y PDeCat) y la CUP, que concurrieron entonces en listas distintas.
Los partidos constitucionalistas en esta ocasión, según indica la encuesta, mejorarían sus resultados respecto a las elecciones autonómicas de 2015 y de tener 52 representantes en el Parlamento catalán pasarían a contar con 57, lo que equivale a un 4,6% de crecimiento en porcentaje de voto.
El PP sería el partido más beneficiado por esa subida y ganaría dos diputados (de 11 pasaría a 13), los mismos que sumaría Ciudadanos (tendría 27 frente a los 25 actuales), en tanto que el PSC incorporaría un representante (ahora tiene 16 escaños y tendría 17).
ERC ganaría las elecciones autonómicas del 21D, según la encuesta, con 42 diputados; CSQP (Catalunya Sí que es Pot) tendría 13 escaños y la CUP perdería 4 y se quedaría con 6 representantes.
Los partidos independentistas ganarían un diputado si concurren en coalición el 21D (PDeCat, ERC y la CUP) y contarían de este modo con 66 escaños; los constitucionalistas (Ciudadanos, PSC y PP) se quedarían con 57 diputados, tanto si se presentan juntos como si lo hacen por separado, y CSQP tendría 12, en caso de que haya coaliciones, y 13, si no las hay.
En cualquier caso, el sondeo indica que las formaciones constitucionalistas conseguirían menos votos si concurren a las elecciones catalanas en coalición que si lo hacen por separado, aunque el número de escaños no variaría y se mantendría en 57. EFE

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Activated in 1899, shortly after the U.S. took control of the former Spanish colony of Puerto Rico, the 65th Infantry division began as a volunteer regiment composed of locals enlisted to safeguard the new territory. In 1908, Congress incorporated the

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One of the people who takes the EMP threat seriously is nuclear proponent and public policy advocate Richard McPherson of Idaho. He has written to President Donald Trump proposing that Puerto Rico become a test bed for an EMP-hardened electrical grid.

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Benefit, farewell and remembrance combined in one soccer match Saturday night when Orlando City hosted Puerto Rico‘s national team. The Lions won 6-1 and helped raise thousands of dollars for the United for Puerto Rico Fund to aid the island’s recovery …
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We have fond memories of Puerto Rico, so if we can help out in any little way, we want to do that. We’re grateful that the NCAA allowed it, he said. But I think more than anything it’s a really good way for our fans and our community to show that 

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Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, the head of the Army Corps of Engineers, predicts it will be two or three months before most Puerto Ricans regain power in their homes. The vast majority of people in the U.S. territory have gone without it for over six weeks 

Members Of Sheriff’s Department Return From Puerto Rico – CBS Philly
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El saldo del paso del huracán Irma por el mar Caribe, es de 8 muertos, y pérdidas materiales en las las Antillas Menores. teleSUR

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Maria’s smallest victims: In Puerto Rico, children’s mental health a growing concern – USA TODAY
Sun, 05 Nov 2017 16:24:52 GMT


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Maria’s smallest victims: In Puerto Rico, children’s mental health a growing concern
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OROCOVIS, Puerto Rico Children in this mountain hamlet have seen roofs blown off their homes, endured weeks of cold dinners and hot nights and witnessed loved ones die in their living rooms. Six weeks after Hurricane Maria roared through Orocovis on …
Lawrence firefighters to leave next week for Puerto RicoEagle-Tribune
Puerto Ricans are US citizens. We owe them our help.Washington Examiner
Ricky Martin accepts award for efforts in Puerto Rico: ‘This is only the beginning.’Miami Herald
Entomology Today –Press & Sun-Bulletin –San Francisco Chronicle
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Puerto Rico’s leaders don’t know who has power. We tried to find out – CNN
Fri, 03 Nov 2017 20:10:42 GMT


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Puerto Rico’s leaders don’t know who has power. We tried to find out
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Just four regions reported that they were more than half back on line — Ponce and Guayanilla with 60% of residents with power; San Germán, where 75% of buildings have electricity; and Culebra — an island off Puerto Rico that’s home to just fewer than 
Puerto Rico on Her Mind: How to Help a Stricken Island Called HomeNew York Times
Six weeks after the hurricane, most Puerto Ricans have had to make their own lightQuartz
Illinois National Guard Sends Troops to Puerto RicoNBC Chicago (blog)
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As Puerto Ricans and as Americans, the Borinqueneers army regiment continues to make history – New York Daily News
Sun, 05 Nov 2017 14:46:56 GMT


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As Puerto Ricans and as Americans, the Borinqueneers army regiment continues to make history
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Activated in 1899, shortly after the U.S. took control of the former Spanish colony of Puerto Rico, the 65th Infantry division began as a volunteer regiment composed of locals enlisted to safeguard the new territory. In 1908, Congress incorporated the

Disaster in Puerto Rico offers cautionary tale – Las Vegas Sun
Sun, 05 Nov 2017 10:00:55 GMT

Disaster in Puerto Rico offers cautionary tale
Las Vegas Sun
One of the people who takes the EMP threat seriously is nuclear proponent and public policy advocate Richard McPherson of Idaho. He has written to President Donald Trump proposing that Puerto Rico become a test bed for an EMP-hardened electrical grid.

Orlando City wins friendly 6-1, helps Puerto Rico – Orlando Sentinel
Sun, 05 Nov 2017 02:40:00 GMT


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Orlando City wins friendly 6-1, helps Puerto Rico
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Benefit, farewell and remembrance combined in one soccer match Saturday night when Orlando City hosted Puerto Rico‘s national team. The Lions won 6-1 and helped raise thousands of dollars for the United for Puerto Rico Fund to aid the island’s recovery …
Orlando City SC vs. Puerto Rico Friendly: Final Score 6-1 as Lions Romp in Kaká’s Last GameThe Mane Land
Orlando City hosts Puerto Rico national team to raise money after Hurricane MariaWKMG Orlando

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Is That $300 Million Puerto Rico Power Contract ‘Whitefishgate’ Or Just a Red Herring? – Forbes
Fri, 03 Nov 2017 11:31:00 GMT


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Is That $300 Million Puerto Rico Power Contract ‘Whitefishgate’ Or Just a Red Herring?
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Though Puerto Rico canceled his controversial contract last weekend, Whitefish Energy CEO Andy Techmanski is still working to restore the island’s power and his reputation. Just days after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Andy Techmanski, the …
Puerto Rico is killing its $300 million Whitefish contract. Now what?CNNMoney
No more shenanigans with Puerto Rico aid | EditorialSun Sentinel
FEMA says there’s “a lot wrong” with contract to aid Puerto RicoCBS News
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In Puerto Rico, A Couple Of Hours Of ‘Normal’ During The World Series – NPR
Thu, 02 Nov 2017 20:37:55 GMT


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In Puerto Rico, A Couple Of Hours Of ‘Normal’ During The World Series
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At the end of a dark pitted street in the center of San Juan, the light from the flat screen beckons. Locals flock toward it like a lighthouse, following the siren song of a rattling diesel generator. Six weeks into the nationwide blackout after 
Puerto Rico Struggles With Power Recovery, Despite Whitefish CancellationGreentech Media
Officials disagree on Puerto Rico power restoration timelineABC News
Puerto Rican newspapers lay off journalists in hurricane’s wakeColumbia Journalism Review
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