10:08 AM 6/11/2018 – FBI apuesta a la experiencia: Leff indicó que el FBI tiene abiertas más de cinco pesquisas por el mal uso de fondos asignados por FEMA tras el azote de María. | M.N.: I think that this is very good initiative, and hopefully it will work: “Given the high incidence of violent crimes on the island, the deputy director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States, David Bowdich, undertook to assign new agents to Puerto Rico and veterans from other districts of that dependency with experience in gang cases, revealed the director of the FBI on the island, Douglas Leff.”

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Leff indicó que el FBI tiene abiertas más de cinco pesquisas por el mal uso de fondos asignados por FEMA tras el azote de María. – www.elvocero.com – RSS Results in ley-y-orden of type article

M.N.: I think that this is very good initiative, and hopefully it will work.

Also: Divide And Have More Law and Order! A certain competitive component, and not just the cooperative one, much less the disbalanced one in power relations, apparently is inherent in the duo of US Attorney of DOJ and The FBI Branch Director. Who needs the US Attorney as the FBI’s obedient rubber stamp? Maybe, just Puerto Rico, and for all the bad reasons. 

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FBI bets on the experience

Given the high incidence of violent crimes on the island, the deputy director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States, David Bowdich, undertook to assign new agents to Puerto Rico and veterans from other districts of that dependency with experience in gang cases, revealed the director of the FBI on the island, Douglas Leff.

“We have asked the Assistant Director of the FBI in the United States for more agents to work in cases of violent crimes. The deputy director understands that we need more resources to face this situation … we have received multiple calls from heads of other districts recommending agents in their divisions who want to move here, “said the official in an interview with  EL VOCERO .

He explained that in the central offices are training new agents to move them to Puerto Rico. Leff added that the call was also opened to assign experienced agents to work in the Corruption and Cyber Crimes Squads on the Island.

He specified that the agents would arrive in the country once the new federal fiscal year begins in October.

The head of the FBI mentioned that these agents are offered additional incentives to work on the island. These include a bonus for the transfer, moving expenses, payment for temporary housing and once they complete their period of service in Puerto Rico. Rico may request to be transferred to the district of their choice.

Leff said he did not know the number of agents that will be assigned, since he must wait for the federal budget to be approved for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. However, he indicated that they have received requests from the FBI offices in California, New York, Chicago, New Orleans and Atlanta, cities that harbor large numbers of gangs.

“In any case, we continue to receive new graduates. As for the agents with experience, it will give priority to agents who were police and military, “he said.

Eye to corruption with federal funds

On the other hand, Leff indicated to questions from this newspaper that currently the FBI has opened more than five inquiries related to fraud cases due to the misuse of funds assigned by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) after the scourge of Hurricane María . They include politicians and contractors, whom they declined to identify.

“They are more than five and less than ten … It is an example of behavior that is unacceptable to us, particularly because we have seen many people suffer and that some people think they can take this money to put it in their pocket, definitely this It is one of the highest priorities, “he replied.

The official mentioned that they have received complaints from citizens. He acknowledged that he is concerned about the misuse of the multi-million dollar allocation of federal funds that the island is about to receive.

“At this moment, the arrival of these funds is a great concern for us. We know that in general, unfortunately it is the opportunity that many people see to commit acts of corruption. It is important to tell the public that the FBI knows that politicians or people who have influence over politicians and contractors who think it is a good time to enter into a contract to serve them and not the people, that we are going to be vigilant, “he warned.

He said that last week he spoke with his supervisors and assured them that they will arrest anyone who engages in this type of behavior. Although he refused to specify which ones, he reaffirmed that several investigations against politicians for corruption remain alive.

EL VOCERO  has reported that the FBI investigates alleged corrupt acts in the purchasing division of the municipality of San Juan, a survey that has several contractors and employees of the municipality in sight.

Similarly, research is still active on the controversial WhatsApp chat that involved former officials of the current administration during the last election period. In this case, the Secretary of Justice, Wanda Vázquez, referred the Office of the Panel on the Independent Special Prosecutor (Opfei) to the exjuez and former president of the State Elections Commission, Rafael Ramos Sáenz; to the former associate secretary of the Interior, Itza García; to the advisor of the Administration for the Support of Minors (Assumes), Waleska Maldonado; to the former Director of Transformation and Efficiency of the Ministry of the Interior, Yesenia Díaz; the former administrator of the Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (AAA), Yoniel Arroyo, and the former Secretary of the Interior, William Villafañe. The Opfei determined not to investigate the latter.

Vázquez revealed at a press conference on May 2 that García allegedly tried to intimidate her and that this matter referred him to the FBI.

Likewise, Leff acknowledged that the second part of the government corruption case, led by the convicted contractor Anaudi Hernández, continues, saying that the head of the Federal Prosecutor’s Office, Rosa Emilia Rodríguez, had confirmed this.

He declined to comment on whether the FBI’s investigation into the million-dollar Electric Power Authority (AEE) contract with the company Whitefish Energy Holdings following the devastation of the energy system caused by María coincides with the recent determination of the Office of the Comptroller of Puerto Rico that there were no irregularities in the granting of the same.

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Signup to receive the Early Edition in your inbox here.Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minuteG-7 SUMMITA fraught G-7 summit at the weekend pitted President Trump against major U.S. allies. Trump reversed his decision to endorse the final communique and launched an unprecedented attack via Twitter on the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on trade policy and tariffs, Vivian Salama and Paul Vieira report at the Wall Street Journal.Trump accused Trudeau of being “dishonest” and “weak” and White House officials made similarly strong criticisms, including the top trade adviser Peter Navarro who said that “there’s a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad-faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door.” Damian Paletta and Joel Achenback report at the Washington Post.The president’s comments on Trudeau were partly motivated by the desire not to “permit any show of weakness on a trip to negotiate with North Korea,” Trump’s chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow said yesterday, linking the planned June 12 summit between the president and North Korea leader Kim Jong-un with the president’s approach to the G-7 summit. Eli Watkins reports at CNN.

Kudlow defended Trump’s decision not to sign the communique – which was drafted after much negotiation with the hope of finding a consensus – saying that Trudeau’s comments on trade were a “betrayal.” Noah Weiland report at the New York Times.

“Canada does not believe that ad hominem attacks are a particularly appropriate or useful way to conduct our relations with other countries,” the Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said yesterday in response to comments by Kudlow and Navarro. Miles Parks reports at NPR.

Trump’s comments have brought relations between the U.S. and its closest allies to a new low. The French President Emmanuel Macron said the U.S. faced a “united front” from its allies, the German Chancellor Angela Merkel said it was “a sobering experience” when Trump decided to reverse his decision on the communique, the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe acknowledged that there were moments of “intense debate” at the summit and the British Prime Minister Theresa May expressed “deep disappointment” at the U.S. approach to tariffs. Chris Giles reports at the Financial Times.

“Sometimes I get the impression that the U.S. president believes that only one side wins and the other loses,” Merkel said yesterday, indicating that tensions with the U.S. may cause Europe to reassess its security needs. Matthew Karnitshnig reports at POLITICO.

Trump doubled-down on his criticisms of the G-7 in a series of messages on Twitter yesterday, also attacking the European Union (E.U.), and Germany in particular, for its funding of the N.A.T.O. military alliance. Euan McKirdy reports at CNN.

Russia would be happy to host the G-7 summit in Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin told reporters yesterday, responding to Trump’s suggestion that the G-7 should be made the G-8 and Russia be readmitted to the group of industrialized nations. Russia was expelled from the group in 2014 due to its annexation of the Crimea, Denis Pinchuk reports at Reuters.

“President Trump is turning our foreign policy into an international joke,” Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Friday, criticizing Trump for his suggestion that Russia should be readmitted to the G-7.  Jordain Carney reports at the Hill.

“Expanding the G-7 to the G-8 now would be a mistake,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.0 said yesterday, adding that Russia is “no friend” of the United States. Brett Samuels reports at the Hill.

Chinese newspapers portrayed the G-7 summit as having “ended in disarray” in contrast to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (S.C.O.) summit, which was also held at the weekend, with the China Daily newspaper saying that the G-7 summit “has served as another reminder that it is the Trump administration that is challenging the international rules-based order.” Reuters reports.

“The president’s outbursts turned the summit into the G-6 vs. G-1,” Max Boot writes at the Washington Post, warning that the wider implication of Trump’s comments may be the end of the Atlantic alliance.

Trump’s attitude at the G-7 summit has raised concerns about his summit with Kim. Ishaan Tharoor provides an analysis at the Washington Post.

TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT

President Trump arrived in Singapore yesterday for a potentially historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un – the first ever meeting between a sitting American president and a North Korean leader. Trump has declared that he did not need to prepare for the two-day session, Motoko Rich reports at the New York Times.

Trump claimed yesterday that he will know “within the first minute” whether Kim is serious about denuclearization, adding when asked how: “just my touch, my feel…that’s what I do.” A complete transcript of the press conference is provided by Callum Borchers at the Washington Post.

“I feel that Kim Jong-un wants to do something great for his people,” Trump remarked as he left the G-7 summit for Singapore, adding that “there’s a good chance it won’t work out. There’s probably an even better chance it will take a period of time.” Bryan Harris and Demetri Sevastopulo report at the Financial Times.

Kim arrived some hours earlier than Trump, holding a meeting with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and then speeding through the city-state in a limousine convoy en route to the heavily guarded St. Regis hotel. Saphora Smith and Bill Neely report at NBC.   

Trump met with Lee today, sending a message on Twitter stating “great to be in Singapore, excitement in the air!” as the U.S. delegation worked behind the scenes to finalize arrangements for the summit with Kim. David Nakamura and Philip Rucker report at the Washington Post.

Trump struck a positive tone in the lunchtime meeting with Lee, reportedly commenting “we’ve got a very interesting meeting in particular tomorrow, and I just think it’s going to work out very nicely.” Jack Kim, Dewey Sim, Aradhana Aravindan, Joyce Lee, Grace Lee, Matt Spetalnick, David Brunnstrom and Christine Kim report at Reuters.

Foreign policy analysts have predicted that Kim will most likely hope to persuade Trump to agree on key symbolic goals – including a formal end the Korean War – but will attempt to bide time on significant commitments toward denuclearization. David Nakamura reports at the Washington Post.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has claimed ahead of the upcoming summit that Washington’s stance on North Korean denuclearization “remains clear and unchanged,” adding that “the president is well-prepared for tomorrow’s engagement with Chairman Kim,” Michael C. Bender reports at the Wall Street Journal.

North Korean state media has raised the possibility that the isolated nation could “establish a new relationship” with the U.S, with the comments marking a shift in tone after decades of animosity. The BBC reports.

Trump and Kim will discuss a “permanent and durable peace-keeping mechanism” on the Korean Peninsula, denuclearization of the Peninsula and other issues of mutual concern, North Korean state media reported today, also adding that Kim was accompanied to Singapore by his Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho, Defense Minister No Kwang-chol and sister Kim Yo-jong. Benjamin Haas reports at the Guardian.

Despite a warming in tone between the two sides, it has been reported that Kim is planning to fly back to North Korea in the early afternoon tomorrow, leaving very little time for actual negotiations. Julian Borger and Benjamin Haas report at the Guardian.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in welcomed the summit as a “historic milestone,” but noted that Seoul must be involved in any future negotiations with the North, which could take years. Moon remarked that “the relationship of deep-rooted hostility and the North Korean nuclear issue cannot be resolved in one single action through a meeting between leaders,” Brian Murphy reports at Washington Post.

Beijing is expected to assume a more substantial role in the negotiations around the Korean Peninsula negotiations after Tuesday’s summit, with some Chinese analysts claiming that the role would be as a “guarantor” of progress on denuclearization one the one hand, and the safety of Kim’s regime on the other. Laura Zhou reports at POLITICO.

As the summit draws near there is a possibility that the Chinese administration is getting nervous, with some analysts commenting that leaders in Beijing are anxious about a potential shift in influence on the continent should North Korea and the U.S. come to an agreement. Jane Perlez reports at the New York Times.

Two top senators indicated yesterday that while they agree generally on what a positive nuclear deal with North Korea might look like, they differ markedly on whether such a deal should be backed up with a military plan B. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) made an appeal to Democrats asking: “If diplomacy fails, will you support my efforts to authorize the use of military force as a last resort?” while Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) indicated that he is not ready to back a congressional Authorization for Use of Military Force (A.U.M.F.) until he is confident “the path to peace really isn’t obtainable” without military action. Paige Winfield Cunningham reports at the Washington Post.

Across North Korea, there are signs that Trump’s campaign of “maximum pressure” on Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons is weakening ahead of tomorrow’s summit, with speculators buying property along the Chinese-North Korean border, and the South looking to boost engagement. Brenda Goh and Josh Smith report at Reuters.

Supporters of former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung will aim to characterize the Trump-Kim summit as the culmination of Dae-jung’s mission and in particular, his “Sunshine” policy – an initiative launched in 1998 aiming to engage with the North. Hyonhee Shin reports at Reuters.

TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT: OPINION AND ANALYSIS

Many of Trump’s advisers are quietly concerned that he is overly eager to sign a deal with North Korea– a deal that would be the most significant of his career. Jeremy Diamond provides an analysis at CNN 

After the disruption he caused at the G-7 meeting, the summit with Kim provides Trump with a test as to whether he has the capacity and willingness to engage in constructive deal-making. Dan Balz comments at the Washington Post.

Trump is increasing “carrot-and-stick pressure” on Kim, whilst simultaneously dialing down expectations for what their first meeting can realistically produce. Jonathan Allen provides an analysis at NBC.

That modest vision now set out by Trump contrasts with the “stratospheric goals” he set when he originally agreed to the summit on March 8, Eliana Johnson comments at POLITICO.

There remains a huge gulf between the U.S. and North Korea on the issue of denuclearization, and the fact that Trump and Kim have decided to start the summit alone without top advisers or nuclear specialists suggests that the real motivation on this occasion is to develop a personal rapport and stage a global spectacle. Philip Rucker, Anne Gearan and John Hudson comment at the Washington Post.

“Denuclearization” and “peace treaty” are difficult to define, argues Rick Gladstone at the New York Times, who explains the terms and why the particular sequence of events is importance.

The hardest part about disarming North Korea may be finding out what Pyongyang’s weapons actually are and where they are kept, Jonathan Cheng argues at the Wall Street Journal.

It is not yet clear whether  Trump intends to raise human rights at tomorrow’s summit, but a predictable failure to do so will come back to haunt him, Michael Kirby, chair of the U.N. commission of inquiry on human rights in North Korea, comments at the Washington Post.

Despite the “Little Rocket Man” and “mentally deranged U.S. dotard” taunts of the past, there are a number of similarities between Trump and Kim, who both have nuclear weapons and both combine barbs with praise in their diplomatic posturing. Philip Rucker comments at the Washington Post.

A peaceful Korean Peninsula is a fundamental aspiration for Chinese people, argues Fu Ying at theWashington Post, adding further that the fundamental component for a successful summit will be empathy on the part of the leaders.

An examination of key foreign-policy moments from Trump’s first 16 months reveals six methods he employs in diplomatic relations. Michael C. Bender, Dion Nissenbaum and Michael R. Gordon provide an analysis at the Wall Street Journal.

Kim is on a “diplomatic blitz,” and has proven himself to be both more brutal and more tactical than expected.  John Lyons comments at the Wall Street Journal.

Japan currently stands to lose from the U.S.-North Korean talks, and Trump has displayed too little consideration for Japan’s interests, Yoichi Funabashi comments at the New York Times.

The 2015 Iran nuclear deal looms over Trump’s talks with Kim, comments Nahal Toosi at POLITICO, who argues that “even getting a deal with North Korea that mirrors the one with Iran would be a major accomplishment”.

An explainer of the “people, problems and possibilities” of the Trump-Kim summit is provided at the Guardian.

An interactive timeline of the steps leading up to the summit is provided by Joshua Berlinger at CNN.

IRAN

“The U.S. efforts to impose its policies on others are expanding as a threat to all,” the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (S.C.O.) summit yesterday, pointing to Trump’s withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal as an example of U.S. “unilateralism.” Reuters reports.

Rouhani also praised China and Russia for their efforts to preserve the 2015 agreement in his comments at the summit. Al Jazeera reports.

SYRIA

Syrian rebel forces attacked two pro-government villages in northwestern Idlib province, the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said yesterday, stating that the attack prompted heavy retaliatory airstrikes on opposition-held villages. Reuters reports.

At least 16 people have been killed and 18 wounded by Syrian government airstrikes on the opposition-held villages, Syria’s Civil Defense, known as the White Helmets, said yesterday. Al Jazeerareports.

The U.N. regional humanitarian coordinator for Syria, Panos Moumtzis, has warned of a bloodbath in Idlib if major powers do not take action, saying the 2.5 million people in the province have “no place else to go” within their homeland. Reuters reports.

“We may not have seen the worst of the crisis” in Syria, Moumtzis added, explaining that a military escalation was “much more complicated and brutal” in Idlib. The AP reports.

The U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres yesterday called for a full investigation into reported attacks on a village in northern Idlib last week, reminding parties that the province is part of a “de-escalation zone” agreed by parties in the Kazakh capital of Astana. The U.N. News Centre reports.

“They [Russia] never, during our relation, try to dictate, even if there are differences,” Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview published yesterday, explaining that differences between the various parties – include “Russia-Syria, Syria-Iran, Iran-Russia, and within these governments” – is “very natural.” Reuters reports.

Iran-allied militias have been posing as Syrian army fighters in order to avoid Israeli air strikes against Iranian targets in Syria, according to multiple rebel commanders. In response to allegations of Iran-backed forces using Syrian uniforms, an Israeli official said: “You can be sure that Israel is very much aware of basically everything happening in our backyard,” Raja Abdulrahim reports at the Wall Street Journal.

U.S.-led airstrikes continue. U.S. and coalition forces carried out 41 airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq between May 25 and May 31. [Central Command]

YEMEN

Clashes erupted between the Saudi-led coalition and Iran-backed Houthi rebels near the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah over the weekend, according to military sources. The violence took place amid U.N. attempts to negotiate a ceasefire to avert an attack on the strategic city, Reuters reports.

More than 600 people have been killed on both sides in recent days as the Saudi-led coalition and government forces close in on Hodeidah, according to Yemeni officials. Ahmed Al-Haj reports at the AP.

The U.N. special envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, other U.N. officials and aid groups have embarked on an urgent diplomatic effort to avert a possible U.A.E. attack on Hodeidah, with fears that an attack on the city would lead to a dire humanitarian crisis and upend attempts to bring an end to the Yemeni conflict. Dion Nissenbaum reports at the Wall Street Journal.

The U.K.’s Department for International Development warned that a military assault on Hodeidah “now looks imminent” in a note to aid agencies yesterday, indicating that pressure on the U.A.E. to agree a ceasefire have not been fruitful and that the U.S. has not been willing to push Saudi Arabia on the issue to an extent that may jeopardize Washington-Riyadh relations. Patrick Wintour reports at the Guardian.

Houthi rebels killed three civilians in southern Saudi Arabia, the Saudi-led coalition spokesperson Col. Turki al-Malki said Saturday night. Al Jazeera reports.

AFGHANISTAN

The Taliban declared on Saturday a three-day ceasefire with Afghan government forces to coincide with the Eid al-Fitr Muslim religious holiday, but insisted that the militants would continue to attack foreign forces. Akhtar Mohammad Makoii reports at the Guardian.

A suicide bombing has killed 13 people and injured over 25 today in the Afghan capital of Kabul near a ministry, with the Islamic State group claiming responsibility for the attack. Qadir Sediqi reports at Reuters.

ISRAEL-PALESTINE

Palestinians gathered at the Israel-Gaza border on Friday, where according to the Gazan health ministry, 618 people were injured and four people killed. The protests were much smaller than the May 14 demonstration which drew over 40,000 people, Felicia Schwartz and Abu Bakr Bashir report at the Wall Street Journal.

A White House spokesperson denied that the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner had expressed “annoyance” over a Kuwaiti-drafted U.N. Security Council resolution on last month’s violence between Israel and Palestine, which saw dozens of Palestinian protestors killed by Israeli forces at the border with Gaza. Al Jazeera reports.

OTHER DEVELOPMENTS

“After more than a year of investigations by Cuba and the United States … there are no credible hypotheses nor scientific conclusions that justify the actions taken by the U.S. government against Cuba,” the Cuban foreign ministry said in a statement yesterday, referring to the mysterious health symptoms suffered by dozens of U.S. diplomats and their families at the embassy in Havana in 2016 and a statement by the State Department on Friday that a further two Cuba-based functionaries had suffered similar symptoms. Reuters reports.

British Members of Parliament have called for an investigation into the links between the Brexit donor Arron Banks and the Russian government after leaked emails indicated connections between Russian and the campaign for the U.K. to exit the European Union. One of the emails show that Banks shared at least one phone number for the Trump transition team with the Russians, Dan Sabbagh, Robert Booth and Iain Campbell report at the Guardian.

Staff Sgt. Alexander Conrad was identified as the U.S. soldier killed in a firefight with al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab militants in Somalia on Friday. Julia Manchester reports at the Hill.

Government officials have been piecing together papers shredded by the Trump administration due to requirements under the Presidential Records Act, which provides that the White House must preserve all materials that the president touches – a requirement that is at odds with the president’s habit of ripping up papers once he’s done with them. Annie Karni reports at POLITICO.

An explanation of the reason why Taiwan is back in the spotlight and the implications for U.S.-China relations is provided by Tom Mitchell, Demetri Sevastopulo and Edward White at the Financial Times.

The Senate should keep missile-defense provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act and the U.S. should be encouraged by the legislation to increase testing of missile-defense systems. The Wall Street Journal editorial board writes.

Trump stuns G7 by rejecting summit communique

President Trump tweets his rejection of the document agreed by G7 leaders at the end of a fractious summit, and accuses Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of making ‘false statements’. Also in the programme: North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un arrives in Singapore ahead of planned meeting with President Trump. Photo: President Trump and other leaders at the G7 summit in Quebec, 9 June 2018. Credit: Adam Scott/Prime Minister’s Office/Handout via ReutersDownload audio: http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/5/redir/version/2.0/mediaset/audio-nondrm-download-low/proto/http/vpid/p069npp0.mp3
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called President Trump’s actions following the G7 summit “sober and depressing”. President Trump retracted his support for the summit’s joint communique shortly after departing and called Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who was hosting the summit, “dishonest and weak”. Where does that leave relations between the US and Europe? We’ll hear from a senior German politician. Also in the programme: the latest from Singapore ahead of the US-North Korea summit later this week, and – should there be an emoji for an earthquake? Picture: G7 leaders participate in a working session. Credit: Reuters.Download audio: http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/5/redir/version/2.0/mediaset/audio-nondrm-download-low/proto/http/vpid/p069pcgz.mp3
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John Kelly Says The White House Is A ‘Miserable’ Place To Work: Report – HuffPost
 


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Several White House aides have considered leaving the Trump administration in the near future, including chief of staff John Kelly, who reportedly called the building a “miserable place to work” last week. Kelly made the comments to a visiting group of …
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Here’s how both sides will spin the Comey internal review – New Jersey Herald
 


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Here’s how both sides will spin the Comey internal review
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He’ll also likely point to an earlier inspector general report that accused Comey’s deputy, Andrew McCabe, of misleading internal investigators about a news media disclosure. But what if the report doesn’t go far enough for Trump? He’s already floated 
DOJ Watchdog Sets Release Date for Clinton Email ReportDaily Signalall 31 news articles »
Mueller’s Latest Charges Bring Together Trump Campaign, Russia – Bloomberg
 


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Mueller’s Latest Charges Bring Together Trump Campaign, Russia
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But Kilimnik directly communicated with another Trump campaign aide, Rick Gates, a month before the election in 2016, according to a legal filing by Mueller in March. The FBI assessed Kilimnik had active ties to Russia’s military intelligence service 
House passes bill seeking audit of Mueller investigation spendingCNN 
Mueller team said to view Giuliani more as spokesman than lawyerThe Augusta Chronicle

House approves watchdog financial oversight of MuellerThe Hill 
Power Line (blog)
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Why The FBI Is Asking You to Reboot Your Router – WUTR WFXV CNYhomepage
 


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Why The FBI Is Asking You to Reboot Your Router
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The F.B.I. is asking anyone with and internet router to reboot it. A local cybersecurity expert explains why you should listen to this command. Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast
Faking Out Fake News: Russia’s Fancy Bear and the FBI Router Request – Dan’s Papers
 


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Faking Out Fake News: Russia’s Fancy Bear and the FBI Router Request
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I thought, I don’t want to be sent to the FBI or, more probably, some outfit pretending to be the FBI. That’s how they getcha. Then I thought maybe this IS to the FBI. So I Googled the situation and guess what—it IS the FBI. The story about this is in 
More Mueller madness – Power Line (blog)
 


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More Mueller madness
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This is how Vogel puts it in the third paragraph of his story: “The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, has not publicly sought to connect Mr. Kilimnik or Mr. Manafort to Russian meddling in the 2016 election, but Friday’s indictment of Mr 
Inside Politics: Reading the tea leaves in Mueller’s Manafort indictment – CNN
 


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Mueller cracks down hard on Paul Manafort, the White House downplays a rumored rift between John Bolton and Mike Pompeo, the DOJ prepares to release its report on the Clinton email probe, Democrats avoid infighting in the primaries, and President …
Mueller will defend the rule of law. Republicans should, too. – Anchorage Daily News
 


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Mueller will defend the rule of law. Republicans should, too.
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Many recent comments about special counsel Robert Mueller III and his investigation have been regrettable and undeserved. I was surprised to see President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani, a respected former U.S. attorney, suggest last week that …
Mueller or Trump: Pick Your PoisonThe American Conservative 
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Indeed, the call didn’t really make any sense: the G-7 is intended for the world’s largest democracies and largest economies. Russia falls short in both categories.During the summit in British Columbia, Canada, Trump hosted a press conference and went a little further, suggesting Putin shouldn’t be blamed for Russia’s annexation of Crimea – a crime that helped push Russia out of what was the G-8.

Q: Just to come back to Russia for a second. Something that happened that got them kicked out of the G-8 was the invasion and annexation of Crimea. Do you think that Crimea should be recognized as Russian [territory]?

TRUMP: Well, you know, you have to ask President Obama, because he was the one that let Crimea get away. That was during his administration. And he was the one that let Russia go and spend a lot of money on Crimea, because they’ve spent a lot of money on rebuilding it. I guess they have their submarine port there and such. But Crimea was let go during the Obama administration. And, you know, Obama can say all he wants, but he allowed Russia to take Crimea. I may have had a much different attitude. So you’d really have to ask that question to President Obama – you know, why did he do that; why did he do that.

Note, Trump basically said the same sentence, with slightly different wording, over and over again, making a point that only he understood. Russia invaded one of its neighbors, and Trump now wants the world to blame Obama, not Putin.

And that’s bonkers.

There’s no point in dwelling on a history lesson – it’s not as if the relevant facts would sway Trump anyway – but short of risking World War III, there wasn’t much Obama (or any other leader) could do to stop Russia’s annexation.

Obama did respond to Putin’s move by imposing new economic sanctions and diplomatic punishments – including helping kick Russia out of the G-8. Trump, meanwhile, responded to Russia’s invasion of Crimea by largely endorsing Putin’s aggression in a televised interview.

But in this case, watching Trump blame an American for Russian aggression may be exasperating, but it’s also part of a larger whole.

Before Trump gave Putin a pass on Crimea, former Vice President Joe Biden responded to Trump’s pro-Russia rhetoric on Friday by writing on Twitter, “Putin’s Russia invaded its neighbors, violated our sovereignty by undermining elections, and attacks dissidents abroad. Yet our President wants to reward him with a seat at the table while alienating our closest democratic allies. It makes no sense.”

Well, no, it doesn’t, unless one considers the possibility that the American president has been compromised in some way by the foreign adversary that attacked the United States just two years ago.

Former White House National Security Advisor Susan Rice added in a New York Times op-ed, “There is no evidence that Mr. Putin is dictating American policy. But it’s hard to imagine how he could do much better, even if he were.”

It’s an important point. Hypothetically, if Trump were simply Putin’s puppet, carrying out the Kremlin’s wishes from the White House, what would we see? We’d see Trump trying to undermine Western institutions such as NATO, while playing a divisive role within the G-7. We’d see Trump rejecting generations-old U.S. alliances with our friends and neighbors. We’d see the American president publicly defending and extending support to Russia, even siding with the Kremlin against the United States Congress, controlled by his own party.

We’d see Trump ignore his own team, including Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, who had some interesting things to say on Friday.

Speaking at a conference in Normandy, Dan Coats, the intelligence director, outlined a series of damaging actions by Russia in addition to its annexation of Crimea, including its efforts to interfere in American and European elections and the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter living in Britain.

“These Russian actions are purposeful and premeditated and they represent an all-out assault by Vladimir Putin on the rule of law, Western ideals and democratic norms,” Mr. Coats said, according to prepared remarks. “His actions demonstrate that he seeks to sow divisions within and between those in the West who adhere to democratic norms.”

“The Russians are actively seeking to divide our alliance,” Mr. Coats added, “and we must not allow that to happen.”

Coats delivered these remarks around the same time as his boss was blaming an American for Russia’s annexation of Crimea.

In other words, if the hypothetical were true, we’d see Trump acting pretty much exactly the way he’s been acting.


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