3:25 AM 6/11/2018 – M.N.: Merkel gets so much mileage out of Trump-Russia affair, that it becomes increasingly hard to believe that it was not a German design…

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M.N.: Merkel gets so much mileage out of Trump-Russia affair, that it becomes increasingly hard to believe that it was not a German design from the beginning, with the roots extending into Obama Administration and further down the road. The Russians, Israelis, and others might have played the secondary roles in these German designs without even realizing it. The ever-present square German clumsiness is the telling sign.

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6/10/2018 – Q.: “What does Putin have on you?” A.: “None of your bidniz. You worry about your…
 

1:03 PM 6/10/2018 – Q.: “What does Putin have on you?” A.: “None of your bidniz. You worry about your own problems.”

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1:03 PM 6/10/2018 – Merkel: “What does Putin have on you?” Trump: “None of your bidniz. You worry about your own problems. See you later, Alligator!” Merkel: “In a while, Krokodile!”

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5:34 AM 6/10/2018 – Photo of Angela Merkel Staring Down Donald Trump at G-7 Summit – Shared Newslinks

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Trump amenaza con dejar de comerciar con los aliados del G7 si no eliminan sus aranceles
Trump llama “deshonesto y débil” a Trudeau y se niega a firmar la declaración final del G7
Transportación federal intensificará labores de restauración de Puerto Rico
Mira el Hotel de los deportados de Mexicali en este video 360
Israel says it destroyed Hamas undersea tunnel – Yahoo News
Former spy boss alarmed by Dutton proposals for electronic computer attacks – The Sydney Morning Herald
Russia’s Putin would be ready to host G7 in Moscow – Reuters
As G7 feuds, Xi and Putin play up their own club – Yahoo News
1:04 PM 6/7/2018 – Puerto Rico estaba en la Road To Banana …
UN Report on Extreme Poverty Blames Puerto Rico’s …
Undeterred by Trump, asylum-seekers line up at the border – Northwest Herald
8:11 AM 6/8/2018 – ¿Zona libre de derechos civiles? – El director ejecutivo de la American Civil Liberties Union en Puerto Rico, William Ramírez
8:34 AM 6/8/2018 – G8>G7>G6: Putin’s strategy: to split Trump’s America from Europe | Putin Sees an Opening in Europe’s Fury With Trump – NYT
“There are some clear reasons why Trump would want Putin back in the G7 – Business Insider”, And with all this, it still is not very clear. – M.N.
Los suicidios recientes de Avicii, Kate Spade y Anthony Bourdain son solo una muestra de un inmenso y desatendido problema de salud mental. Cerca de 45 mil personas se suicidan en Estados Unidos cada año y 253 se quitaron la vida en Puerto Rico en el 2017.
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Playbook: Trump takes on the G7 – Politico
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Photo of Angela Merkel Staring Down Donald Trump at G-7 Summit Fuels Captions and Memes – Newsweek
Trump’s Blasts Upend G-7, Alienating Oldest Allies – New York Times
Honduran migrant who was separated from family is found dead in Texas jail in an apparent suicide – Los Angeles Times
NYC pizza delivery man given emergency stay after immigration detention – CNN
Man threatened attack against Harvard’s black commencement, authorities say – Fox News
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Trump amenaza con dejar de comerciar con los aliados del G7 si no eliminan sus aranceles
 

From: UnivisionNoticias
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El mandatario dijo este sábado en la Cumbre del G7, que se celebra en Canadá, que los días en que otros países se han aprovechado comercialmente de Estados Unidos “se han acabado”.
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Trump llama “deshonesto y débil” a Trudeau y se niega a firmar la declaración final del G7
 

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Mientras iba en su avión camino a Singapur, donde se reunirá este martes con Kim Jong Un, el mandatario le reclamó al primer ministro canadiense que hubiese actuado “dócilmente” durante las reuniones en La Malbaie y que luego diera una rueda de prensa en la que aseguraba que “las tarifas de EEUU (a Canadá) son insultantes”.
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Transportación federal intensificará labores de restauración de Puerto Rico
 

La comisionada residente, Jenniffer González Colón, anunció que el Departamento de Transportación federal (DOT, por sus siglas en inglés) intensificará los trabajos de la agencia para la recuperación de Puerto Rico, con el establecimiento de personal en la isla hasta dos años, en una misión autorizada por la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencia (FEMA).

La comisionada tuvo una mesa redonda con los directivos de las diferentes agencias que componen el Departamento, como la Administración Federal de Tránsito (FTA), la Administración Federal de Carreteras (FHWA), la Administración Federal de Aviación (FAA) entre otras otras dependencias para llevar las preocupaciones de las agencias estales y para discutir el estado de progreso de los trabajos de DOT en Puerto Rico.

La misión de dos años del DOT comprende enviar a la isla ingenieros de la FHWA para que manejen los proyectos federales y puedan apoyar en los trabajos al Departamento de Transportación y Obras Públicas de Puerto Rico, así como a representantes de FTA y de la Administración Marítima (MARAD) para proveer asistencia técnica. Se estará trabajando con la infraestructura de  tránsito aéreo de los aeropuertos para mejorarlos, así como buscar revitalizar los puertos, en especial el de Roosevelt Roads y Ponce.

La comisionada residente, Jenniffer González Colón, anunció que el Departamento de Transportación federal (DOT, por sus siglas en inglés) intensificará los trabajos de la agencia para la recuperación de Puerto Rico, con el establecimiento de personal en la isla hasta dos años, en una misión autorizada por la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencia (FEMA).

La comisionada residente, Jenniffer González Colón, anunció que el Departamento de Transportación federal (DOT, por sus siglas en inglés) intensificará los trabajos de la agencia para la recuperación de Puerto Rico, con el establecimiento de personal en la isla hasta dos años, en una misión autorizada por la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencia (FEMA).

La FHWA asignó, y se comprometieron rápidamente, los fondos de emergencia de “quick release” $72 millones y “emergency relief” $70 millones. Además ha habido $200 millones de FEMA para las carreteras que no califican para fondos federales, a través de Eastern Federal Lands.

FHWA indicó que a los fondos regulares de Puerto Rico Highway Program que se asignan por fórmula para el año 2017 y que por alguna razón no se han utilizado, se les concedió que se conserven sin penalidad para uso en el 2018, y lo mismo se hará con los fondos del 2018 para el 2019.  Estos fondos que son los asignados para obras permanentes a largo plazo, no de emergencia normalmente requieren un pareo de 10%, pero para eso se pueden usar los “Toll Credits” así como fondos del CDBG.

La comisionada tuvo una mesa redonda con los directivos de las diferentes agencias que componen el Departamento, como la Administración Federal de Tránsito (FTA), la Administración Federal de Carreteras (FHWA), la Administración Federal de Aviación (FAA) entre otras otras dependencias para llevar las preocupaciones de las agencias estales y para discutir el estado de progreso de los trabajos de DOT en Puerto Rico.

La comisionada tuvo una mesa redonda con los directivos de las diferentes agencias que componen el Departamento, como la Administración Federal de Tránsito (FTA), la Administración Federal de Carreteras (FHWA), la Administración Federal de Aviación (FAA) entre otras otras dependencias para llevar las preocupaciones de las agencias estales y para discutir el estado de progreso de los trabajos de DOT en Puerto Rico.

El Memorandum de Entendimiento entre FHWA y la Autoridad de Carreteras y Transportación (ACT) ha sido de gran valor en este proceso ya que ha permitido el pago eficiente a los contratistas y suplidores para poder realizar las obras, por ejemplo los puentes que se han inaugurado.

La ACT ha presentado ante FHWA sus proyectos prioritarios que suman unos $166 millones en la actual petición. En FHWA están conscientes de los aumentos en costos por la capacidad del mercado y lo tomarán en consideración en sus aprobaciones.

La Comisionada les comunicó, igualmente, la preocupación planteada por ACT respecto a la asignación categórica de ciertos porcentajes de estos fondos para cada categoría de proyecto y se acordó que ella convocará a conversaciones entre las entidades estatales y federales para poder determinar la manera más eficaz de flexibilizarlo.

Bajo la FHWA está el Servicio Forestal de los Estados Unidos que ya ha asignado $5 millones para obras de reparación en el Yunque y están en espera de aprobación otros $4.75 millones.

Sobre los trabajos de la FAA, se informó que se han gastado $38 millones en equipo y planta física, $28 millones en personal y operaciones (incluyendo generadores) en Puerto Rico e Islas Vírgenes y han logrado la reactivación del sistema de control de tráfico aéreo, a su nivel normal y con miras al eventual reemplazo de los radares provisionales con equipo de nueva generación.

Por su parte la FTA asignó la semana pasada $223.5 millones para trabajos de recuperación en la Autoridad Metropolitana de Autobuses, la Autoridad de Carreteras y Transportación, así como 24 municipios. Estos incluyen $100 millones para el Tren Urbano y $25 millones para resiliencia, especialmente en cuanto a generación eléctrica para emergencias de ese medio de transportación.

La Administración Nacional de Seguridad del Tráfico en las Carreteras (NHTSA)  y la Administración Federa de Ferrocarriles (FRA) enviaron voluntarios a la isla para ayudar con las reparaciones temporeras y permanentes de carreteras, puentes e instalaciones publicas de transito tanto a nivel estatal como municipal.

La Administración Federal de Seguridad de Vehículos de Transporte (FMCSA) abrió recientemente una nueva oficina en Puerto Rico y debido al impacto de María, concedieron el 100% de fondos federal de varios programas que usa la Comisión de Servicio Público para fiscalizar los vehículos de motor comercial.

La Administración de Seguridad en Tuberías y Materiales Peligroso (PHMSA) envío personal a la isla y trabajó directamente con la Guardia Costera, la Administración federal de Protección Ambiental (EPA) en inspecciones y determinaciones de transporte marítimo con material peligros,  así como con la FAA para procurar mantener ambientes para vuelos seguros, entre otras tareas.

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Mira el Hotel de los deportados de Mexicali en este video 360
 

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Desde el balcón del Hotel de los deportados, un albergue para migrantes que renta las ruinas de lo que fue el famoso hotel Centenario en el centro histórico de Mexicali, se alcanza a ver el sueño de muchos al otro lado del muro fronterizo: un tranquilo barrio en Calexico, California.

Israel says it destroyed Hamas undersea tunnel – Yahoo News
 


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Jerusalem (AFP) – An Israeli air strike on the Gaza Strip destroyed a Hamas tunnel giving frogmen unseen access to the sea from their base, the Israeli army said Sunday. Army spokesman Jonathan Conricus told reporters that the tunnel, the first of itsand more »

‘What does Putin have on you?’ Verhofstadt MOCKS Donald Trump on Twitter – Express.co.uk
 


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‘What does Putin have on you?’ Verhofstadt MOCKS Donald Trump on Twitter
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The tweets come at the end of an extraordinary few days concluding with Mr Trump ruffling European feathers by pulling out of a joint G7 communique aimed at resolving the escalating trade dispute with the US and USA over the latter’s imposition of 
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Former spy boss alarmed by Dutton proposals for electronic computer attacks – The Sydney Morning Herald
 


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… who headed the Australian Signals Directorate for more than six years, has told Fairfax Media that using the high-calibre agency to disrupt in Australia the systems of cyber-enabled criminals such as paedophile rings and organised crime gangs would  

Russia’s Putin would be ready to host G7 in Moscow – Reuters
 


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Russia’s Putin would be ready to host G7 in Moscow
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QINGDAO, China (Reuters) – Russia did not choose to leave the G7 and would be happy to host its members in Moscow, President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday when asked about U.S. President Donald Trump’s suggestion that Russia should have been at …and more »

As G7 feuds, Xi and Putin play up their own club – Yahoo News
 


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The leaders of China and Russia Sunday praised the expansion of their regional security bloc at a summit which put on a show of unity in stark contrast to the acrimonious G7 meeting. President Xi Jinping gave the leaders of Pakistan and India a and more »

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Undeterred by Trump, asylum-seekers line up at the border – Northwest Herald
 


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The official, Francis Cissna, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said the asylum backlog stood at 318,000cases. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement that any waits in Mexico are expected to be temporary. It said
US asylum seekers wait their turn on Mexican borderPocono Recordall 15 news articles »

8:11 AM 6/8/2018 – ¿Zona libre de derechos civiles? – El director ejecutivo de la American Civil Liberties Union en Puerto Rico, William Ramírez

¿Zona libre de derechos civiles? Yesterday, June 7th 12:20 Yesterday, June 7th 1:22pm Shared by 1 person El director ejecutivo de la American Civil Liberties Union en Puerto Rico, William Ramírez, expresó hace unos días que nuestro país se había convertido en una “civil rights free zone”. Con esa polémica aseveración compartía su impresión de que, en … Continue reading“8:11 AM 6/8/2018 – ¿Zona libre de derechos civiles? – El director ejecutivo de la American Civil Liberties Union en Puerto Rico, William Ramírez”
8:34 AM 6/8/2018 – G8>G7>G6: Putin’s strategy: to split Trump’s America from Europe | Putin Sees an Opening in Europe’s Fury With Trump – NYT

Markets fall ahead of G7 meeting; BT CEO quits – business live The Guardian–6 hours ago Russia’s membership of the G8 (as it then was) was suspended after the … The G7 meeting has become more like a G6+1, with Trump … G7 Without Trump? Experts Say His Presence Needed Despite Tariff … HuffPost Canada–Jun 6, 2018 G7 summit: Isolated Trump to face confrontation from … Continue reading“8:34 AM 6/8/2018 – G8>G7>G6: Putin’s strategy: to split Trump’s America from Europe | Putin Sees an Opening in Europe’s Fury With Trump – NYT”
“There are some clear reasons why Trump would want Putin back in the G7 – Business Insider”, And with all this, it still is not very clear. – M.N.

putin and trump – Google News There are some clear reasons why Trump would want Putin back in the G7 – Business Insider And with all this, it still is not very clear. – M.N. Show story changes · Today, June 8th 09:36 Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.Thomson Reuters Why does Donald Trump want Vladimir Putin … Continue reading““There are some clear reasons why Trump would want Putin back in the G7 – Business Insider”, And with all this, it still is not very clear. – M.N.”
Los suicidios recientes de Avicii, Kate Spade y Anthony Bourdain son solo una muestra de un inmenso y desatendido problema de salud mental. Cerca de 45 mil personas se suicidan en Estados Unidos cada año y 253 se quitaron la vida en Puerto Rico en el 2017.
 

Los suicidios recientes de Avicii, Kate Spade y Anthony Bourdain son solo una muestra de un inmenso y desatendido problema de salud mental. Cerca de 45 mil personas se suicidan en Estados Unidos cada año y 253 se quitaron la vida en Puerto Rico en el 2017.

Trump’s tough talk hasn’t deter asylum seekers – The Philadelphia Tribune
 


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TIJUANA, Mexico — The Trump administration’s tough talk on immigration did not deter Telma Ramirez from making the trip from El Salvador to seek asylum in the United States. She arrived at the border in Tijuana with her 5-year-old son and 1-year-old …
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Playbook: Trump takes on the G7 – Politico
 


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Playbook: Trump takes on the G7
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and Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) were there representing the moderates. House Homeland Security Chairman Mike McCaul (R-Texas) and Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) were also in the room. WE SPOKE TO a bunch of people after the meeting, who … “A  

1. Home – Page 1: Try COINTELPRO on them! The Road To Hell Or The Case of Francisco Reyes Caparrós – BY MICHAEL NOVAKHOV: In my humble opinion… http://pr-us.org/
 

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Photo of Angela Merkel Staring Down Donald Trump at G-7 Summit Fuels Captions and Memes – Newsweek
 


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Photo of Angela Merkel Staring Down Donald Trump at G-7 Summit Fuels Captions and Memes
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel shared a picture on her official Instagram account that shows her staring down President Donald Trump during the G-7 Summit in Canada this weekend. True to form, online commenters have since turned the photo into a …
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Angela Merkel’s Tense Instagram Perfectly Sums Up Trump’s Terrible G7Vanity Fair
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Trump’s Blasts Upend G-7, Alienating Oldest Allies – New York Times
 


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Trump’s Blasts Upend G-7, Alienating Oldest Allies
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President Trump at the Group of 7 meeting in Canada on Friday. The president finds himself isolated on the global stage.CreditDoug Mills/The New York Times. By Peter Baker and Michael D. Shear. June 9, 2018. WASHINGTON — Shortly before leaving the …
Trump promises to host Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte at White House to honor himUSA TODAY
Trump: Italy’s populist prime minister to visit White HousePoliticoall 71 news articles »

Honduran migrant who was separated from family is found dead in Texas jail in an apparent suicide – Los Angeles Times
 


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Honduran migrant who was separated from family is found dead in Texas jail in an apparent suicide
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Honduran migrant Marco Antonio Munoz, 39, reportedly killed himself in a Texas jail after being separated from his family. (Starr County Sheriff’s Office). A Honduran migrant separated from his wife and child under the Trump administration’s new “zero …
A family was separated at the border, and this distraught father took his own lifeWashington Postall 19 news articles »

NYC pizza delivery man given emergency stay after immigration detention – CNN
 


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NYC pizza delivery man given emergency stay after immigration detention
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(CNN) A federal court temporarily blocked a pizza delivery man’s deportation one week after he was turned over to immigration officials while trying to drop off food at a military base in New York. Pablo Villavicencio, 35, remains in Immigration and  
Man detained by ICE after delivering pizza to Army base granted stay of removalNBCNews.com
 
Pizza delivery man granted emergency stay against deportationCBS News

Pizza delivery man detained by ICE wins stay of deportationABC Newsall 74 71 news articles »

Man threatened attack against Harvard’s black commencement, authorities say – Fox News
 


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Man threatened attack against Harvard’s black commencement, authorities say
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An Arizona man was arrested Friday in connection with threats made last year to bomb and shoot attendees of a commencement ceremony for black students at Harvard University, authorities said. DOJ: #Arizona man encouraged ‘violence and death’ at …
Arizona man arrested for threatening to attack Harvard Black Commencement in 2017CNN
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В Циндао состоялась трёхсторонняя встреча Владимира Путина, Председателя КНР Си Цзиньпина и Президента Монголии Халтмагийн Баттулги.

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8:08 AM 6/10/2018 – Learning English: Give them the boot! Carlos Cases FBI | Rosa Emilia Rodriguez-Velez DOJ 

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The Russia imbroglio is a tale told out of order about a puzzle with pieces missing. Without knowing what goes in the blank spaces, it’s impossible to know what to make of the whole thing.

The broadest outline has become clear: Russian President Vladimir Putin sought vengeance against the United States and the West after what he perceived as an outrageous overstep by Washington, D.C., into his own front yard in 2014 following his invasion of Ukraine.

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Putin ordered a historic spike in Russia’s decades-old “active measures,” a broad wave of both overt and clandestine actions aimed at sowing chaos, undercutting public confidence and, eventually, hurting or helping specific political actors.

That strategy persists to this day, U.S. intelligence officials warn, and they say they expect it to lastthrough the 2018 and 2020 elections.

If Americans are more on guard about future foreign interference, however, big questions still remain about the Russian effort that took place during the 2016 cycle.

Did the Russians really have Hillary Clinton’s emails?

Intelligence operatives who reached out to Donald Trump’s campaign aides in the spring of 2016 claimed they could provide “thousands” of emails about Hillary Clinton, according to court documents. The materials don’t specify whether they were the emails deleted from the private server that Clinton used while she was secretary of state.

The Russians also promised more generally that they had “dirt” on Clinton that could help Trump’s campaign.

These promises got the attention of Trump aides from the most junior to the most senior level, and that led to a number of known contacts. At least one Republican operative sought outside technical expertiseto try to verify data he was being promised, an effort that apparently went nowhere.

More than two years after those initial offers, however, Clinton’s emails never have become public — although many other messages did, to the embarrassment of Democratic National Committee political operatives and others. So did the Russians ever really have Clinton’s emails or was it a ruse?

Or had the offer from Moscow become garbled and were the Russians actually touting the DNC emails they really did have? The answer to this question is important because it’s the difference between Russian intelligence officers just toying with the Americans — or potentially giving them advance notice about their plans for later in the year.

Why did the Russians reach out to the Trump campaign?

Intelligence officials and court documents suggest that the Russian government’s objectives in its 2016 interference effort evolved over time. Putin and his supporters loathed Clinton for a variety of reasons, including over her criticism of Russia’s suspicious elections and fear of tough new policies toward Russia if she were elected president. So their case against her is clear.

How, though, did Moscow arrive at the decision about which candidate or candidates to support — and why?

Some evidence suggests the Russians initially wanted to get behind only the most “extreme” candidates, to maximize the noise inside the U.S.

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In February of 2016, according to court documents, orders went down to the Saint Petersburg influence-mongers at the “Internet Research Agency” who were waging a social media campaign to amplify controversy. Their instructions, as prosecutors later revealed, were to “use any opportunity to criticize Hillary and the rest (except [Vermont Sen. Bernie] Sanders and Trump — we support them.)”

But by March of 2016, Russian intelligence operatives in London were reaching out specifically to Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos, according to court documents, to offer the emails, “dirt” and “off the record” meetings between campaign leaders and Russian officials.

Other overtures continued via intermediaries, including the National Rifle Association, and Russian business friends of the Trump family.

By June, exactly two years ago on Saturday, a Russian delegation visited Trump Tower to provide Donald Trump Jr. and other top campaign leaders with a political tip, according to the accounts of people in the meeting: Billionaire Democratic fundraisers might be moving money out of Russia and into the Democratic National Committee.

That wasn’t the “dirt” on Clinton that the Russians had been promising, and so Trump Jr. said he and the campaign took no action.

So what was the purpose of this meeting? Why did the Russians spend all the time and energy reaching out, then secure a high-level contact, only to disappoint their hosts?

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Even after all this time, that answer still isn’t clear.

Were the Russians simply trying to throw more sand in the gears of the U.S. democratic process by making a connection they knew might eventually be discovered? Were they just trying to frame the Trump campaign by faking the appearance of a conspiracy?

Or was there more discussed than the people involved have acknowledged? Was the New York City meeting only a test to see whether Trump Jr. would call the FBI — and when he didn’t, did more substantive communication follow?

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Trump, Trump Jr., and the rest of the leaders of the campaign say there was no conspiracy with the Russians who were attacking the election. The House intelligence committee’s Republican majority has said there was no wrongdoing and, at worst, these and other contacts between the campaign and Russians in 2016 were “ill-advised.”

One of the campaign leaders in the Trump Tower meeting, Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, has had his top-secret security clearance restored after a suspension earlier this year. The move was interpreted as a good sign for Kushner if it indicated that counterintelligence officials didn’t raise any red flags about him.

Given that there appears to be no recording or independent account of the Trump Tower meeting, any evidence about the Russians’ intentions, or their perspective on its outcome, might be a foreign intelligence question. Will the CIA or National Security Agency answer it?

How much “infiltration” was there of American political organizations?

Why did the Russian government spend so much time building its relationship with the National Rifle Association? One apparent reason was to use it as an intermediary through which to make connections to Republican political figures, including the Trump family — although it isn’t clear to what end. How else did the Russian government perhaps want to use the NRA in the 2016 cycle?

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The gun-rights group has denied any wrongdoing and declared to Congress that the donations it has raised from Russians or people in Russia amount to barely a pittancecompared to the total it brings in.

So is the case closed on political infiltration, or is there more to discover? One question is about whether the Russian government may have funneled money into U.S. political groups or campaigns in order to secure influence. Russians may literally have flown cash into the United Statesto give to intermediaries to contribute — without disclosing its origins.

Glenn Simpson, founder of the private intelligence firm Fusion GPS — which commissioned the infamous Steele dossier about Trump and Russia — told the House intelligence committee that Russian operatives may have infiltrated other political organizations. Some of them included the California and Texas statehood independence movements, he said.

If Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller ultimately issues a public version of his final report telling the story of the Russian active measures, the section on potential illicit money and infiltration could be gripping.

What don’t we know that we don’t know?

There are details about the active measures we know we know. There are aspects, as discussed here, we know we don’t know. But what, as then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld might have asked, do we not know that we don’t know?

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Robert Mueller’s investigation began as an inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 election and is still often referred to, in shorthand, as the “Russia investigation,” but at this point, Russia is far from the only country involved. Here’s a rundown of some of the other foreign powers alleged to have had improper or illegal contact with members of the Trump administration.

Turkey

The allegations involving former national security adviser Michael Flynn and the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rival any Trump connections to the Kremlin reported so far. At the same time Flynn was advising Trump’s campaign, he was on the payroll of a company with close ties to Erdogan’s government, a fact he did not reveal until after he was named national security adviser. During this time, Flynn publicly advocated for the U.S. to extradite exiled Turkish cleric Fethullah Gülen, blamed by Erdogan for a 2016 coup attempt, and lobbied against a plan to partner with Kurdish forces to retake the Syrian city of Raqqa from ISIS—a plan opposed by the Turkish government. Mueller was also reportedly investigating a meeting between Flynn, his son, and several Turkish officials during the presidential transition at which they discussed a plan to deliver—kidnap, basically—Gülen to the Turkish government in exchange for $15 million.

Federal investigators have also reportedly reached out to several Turkish nationals through the FBI’s office in Ankara regarding Trump’s adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner’s efforts to secure financing for his company’s real estate properties.

Qatar

Mueller’s team is also reportedly looking into conversations between Kushner and influential figures from Qatar. Last July, the Intercept reported that Kushner’s company had unsuccessfully sought a half-billion-dollar investment from Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim al-Thani, the billionaire former prime minister of Qatar, throughout 2015 and 2016 for its struggling Manhattan property at 666 Fifth Avenue. A follow-up story in March reported that Kushner’s family company had made a direct pitch to Qatar’s minister of finance in the spring of 2017.

That timing looks suspicious. That summer, Saudi Arabia and several of its allies launched a blockade of Qatar. Though Qatar is also a Sunni Persian Gulf monarchy, it has angered its neighbors in recent years with its support for Muslim Brotherhood movements in other countries, its friendly relations with Iran and Turkey, and its sponsorship of the TV network Al-Jazeera. Trump, who has also unsuccessfully sought Qatari funding for his own business ventures in the past, publicly backed, and took credit for, the Saudi-led blockade, contradicting his own secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, who maintained a neutral stance. (While the U.S. and Qatar have certainly had their differences, the country also hosts the largest U.S. military base in the Middle East.) NBC reported in March that Qatari officials had considered giving Mueller documents showing “what they believe is evidence of efforts by their country’s Persian Gulf neighbors in coordination with Kushner to hurt their country” but decided not to for fear of further straining their relations with the White House.

There’s no proof that Kushner’s business dealings had anything to do with Trump’s stance on the blockade, but the appearance of a conflict of interest makes it hard to view the administration as a neutral arbiter in this dispute between ostensible U.S. allies.

United Arab Emirates

In recent weeks, Mueller’s investigators have been questioning George Nader, an adviser to the de facto ruler of the United Arab Emirates. According to the New York Times, they are looking into the possibility that the Emiratis used Nader—a Lebanese American businessman who, for decades, had had a sideline in freelance Middle East diplomacy—to funnel money to Trump’s campaign. Nader, an adviser to Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed al-Nahyan, reportedly made frequent visits to the White House in the early months of the Trump administration, meeting with Kushner and former strategist Steve Bannon to discuss U.S. policy toward the Gulf States. (The Trump administration has generally been very friendly toward the UAE, which is mostly aligned with the Saudis in the dispute with Qatar.) At one point, Nader reportedly received a detailed report from a Trump fundraiser with UAE ties about an Oval Office meeting.

Nader also reportedly attended and helped organize a January 2017 meeting in the Seychelles between Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater and an informal adviser to Trump, and a Russian investor with ties to Vladimir Putin. Mueller is believed to be gathering evidence that this meeting was intended to establish a back channel between the incoming administration and the Kremlin.

Israel

Mueller is also reportedly looking into Kushner and the incoming Trump administration’s efforts in December 2016 to block an anti-Israel U.N. resolution. The Security Council resolution demanded an end to Israeli settlement building in the Palestinian territories. The Obama administration, breaking with past precedent, chose to abstain from the vote rather than veto it. But Kushner and Flynn worked behind the scenes to try to scuttle the resolution, lobbying members of the Security Council to vote against it. Trump spoke personally with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, whose government had sponsored the original resolution, after which Egypt withdrew it. But the resolution’s co-sponsors put it forward again, and it passed on Dec. 23.

Because Trump, Flynn, and Kushner were not yet government officials at the time, this was arguably a violation of the Logan Act, which bars private U.S. citizens from negotiating with foreign governments. (Among the officials Flynn spoke with was Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak. Flynn would later plead guilty to lying to the FBI about this and other conversations with Kislyak.)

The Kushner family has extensive business ties to Israel, including receiving a $30 million investment from one of the country’s largest financial institutions made shortly before Trump and Kushner’s first trip to the Middle East in May. Israel is one of several governments whose officials have discussed ways to use Kushner’s proximity to the president to their advantage, intelligence sources recently told the Washington Post.

China

China is reportedly one of the countries that Mueller’s team is looking into with regard to the Kushner family’s efforts to secure financing for its real estate properties. It is also one of the countries whose governments have discussed ways to influence the president’s inexperienced son-in-law—one factor in the recent downgrading of his security clearance.

The Chinese have an unusually chummy relationship with Kushner, even as his father-in-law has railed against the country’s trade practices. Before the downgrade, the New Yorker had reported that U.S. intelligence officials are concerned about China’s efforts to cultivate Kushner as an asset within the White House. Chinese officials, notably Ambassador Cui Tiankai, have reportedly often dealt directly with Kushner, without any American China specialists present to advise him.

Kushner real estate projects have received extensive Chinese financing, including through a U.S. immigration program that allows wealthy foreigners to obtain visas for investing in U.S. projects. Ivanka Trump also has business interests in China, where much of her branded merchandise is manufactured. Her company has won trademark approval for several products since she took a position in her father’s administration, raising further conflict-of-interest questions.

While Trump’s alleged ties to Russia have understandably gotten the most attention, the expanded focus of Mueller’s investigation suggests the possibility of a much wider pattern of criminal behavior, and that Moscow wasn’t the only foreign capital that had—or thought it had—leverage over this administration.

Correction, March 9, 2018: The photo illustration on this post originally highlighted Taiwan as part of China. China claims sovereignty over Taiwan, but the island is de facto independent.

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Our media has followed the Justice Department’s investigation of President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia closely for more than a year, with each revelation getting granular analysis amid endless television coverage. No news here is too small to avoid hours of talking-head pontification. Yet, it appears that a significant aspect of the inquiry, one that calls the conventional narrative of the case into question, has been missing from public view—until now.

A genuine bombshell dropped yesterday, seemingly out of nowhere. It came in an interview with Simona Mangiante, the wife of George Papadopoulos, the Trump campaign foreign policy advisor who pled guilty last October to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian agents—especially Joseph Mifsud, the mysterious Maltese professor with suspicious Kremlin ties—during the president’s election campaign. As expected, Mangiante explained that her husband, whom she married just three months ago, is innocent of what he admitted he did, and in no way was working for Russian intelligence.

“George had nothing to do with Russia,” she explained, seemingly in an effort to convince the White House that Papadopoulos lacks any dirt on the president’s Kremlin connections that could assist Special Counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation of Team Trump. However, what Mangiante said next was the real shocker: her husband “pled guilty because [Mueller’s prosecutors] threatened to charge him with being an Israeli agent.”

Wait, what?

According to his wife, who insists that George Papadopoulos has nothing to do with Russia, he was facing criminal charges of being a spy for Israel. An attentive reader of her interview will note that Mangiante at no point denied that this accusation is true.

The notion is hardly implausible. Before joining the Trump campaign in early March 2016, Papadopoulos was a self-styled energy consultant who was known for taking strongly pro-Israeli positions in print. To boot, during the 2016 campaign, he met with an Israeli settler leader and assured him that Donald Trump, if elected president, would take a favorable view of Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

Then there’s the backstory to Papadopoulos’ infamous May 10, 2016 meeting at an upscale London wine bar with Alexander Downer, the Australian high commissioner (i.e. ambassador) to Britain. At that hard-drinking affair, the young Trump staffer informed Downer that Russia possessed derogatory information about Hillary Clinton—a claim the Australian diplomat found so troubling that he shared it with Australian security officials, who passed it on to their American partners, thus officially beginning the FBI’s investigation of Trump’s Kremlin ties.

That fateful boozy chat was set up by an unnamed Israeli diplomat. This fact, namely that “the meeting came about through a series of connections involving an Israeli diplomat who introduced Papadopoulos to an Australian counterpart,” was reported at the end of last year, “sourced from four current and former American and foreign officials.” This revelation has not been rebutted, nor has it received the attention it deserves. Given that a high percentage of Israeli diplomats serving abroad are spies, this story needs further investigation.

Moreover, there are strange Israeli footprints all over the Trump-Russia story. Quite a few of the shady figures close to the president and his business affairs are American Jews of Soviet heritage who possess connections to Israel. Felix Sater and Michael Cohen are only the best-known of this dubious crew. Those men are also connected to Chabad of Port Washington, a Jewish community center on Long Island that is part of the worldwide Chabad movement—which reportedly possesses close links to Vladimir Putin and his Kremlin. The recent BBC report that Cohen accepted at least $400,000 from the Ukrainian government to set up a substantive meeting with President Trump last year included the tantalizing detail that this dirty deal ran through attendees of Chabad of Port Washington.

Then there’s the explosive New York Times report just two weeks ago about a hush-hush meeting in Trump Tower on August 3, 2016—less than two months after the other hush-hush meeting there with Kremlin operatives—between Team Trump and George Nader, who reportedly offered Donald Trump, Jr. help with getting his father elected. According to the Times, Nader proffered unofficial (and probably illegal) foreign aid to the Republican nominee’s campaign, including from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

That day, Nader brought with him Joel Zamel, an Israeli expert in several things that were of interest to Team Trump, including social media manipulation. Zamel is known to possess a close relationship with a bunch of former Israeli intelligence officials, and Nader reportedly paid him a large sum, perhaps as much as $2 million, after Trump’s election as compensation for Zamel’s shadowy social media assistance to the president-elect’s campaign in 2016 (both men visited the White House as well).

Zamel is best known as the founder of Wikistrat, a private intelligence firm that was founded in 2010, ostensibly as a “crowdsourced” geopolitical analysis outfit. Although it’s based in Washington, D.C., as The Daily Beast recently uncovered, “Wikistrat is, for all intents and purposes, an Israeli firm; and that the company’s work was not just limited to analysis. It also engaged in intelligence collection.” For this reason, Wikistrat is under investigation by Team Mueller, whose investigators have interviewed Zamel, while FBI agents have traveled to Israel to dig deeper. Several prominent Wikistrat staffers formerly worked for Israeli intelligence—and some experienced espionage professionals in our nation’s capital wonder if they still do.

Israeli espionage against the United States is a perennially touchy subject in Washington. This issue is admitted frankly in counterintelligence circles—and nowhere else. Israel constitutes a unique case. Although it’s a close ally and intelligence partner of ours—the relationship between the National Security Agency and the Israel Defense Force’s Unit 8200, its Israeli equivalent, is exceptionally close—Israel also spies on America aggressively. Year in and year out, Israel ranks in the Big Four counterintelligence threats to the United States, alongside Russia, China and Cuba. It’s not politic to mention this in polite society, however, so the counterspies know a lot about Israel’s spying on us, keeping mum outside their esoteric realm.

Indeed, some counterintelligence pros in Washington have a rather different take on the Mueller inquiry than most Americans do. While Moscow’s secret role in subverting our election in 2016 is plain to see and is now denied only by the willfully obtuse or congenitally dishonest, detecting a direct Kremlin hand on the Trump campaign is trickier. Trump’s links to Moscow are visible but remain somewhat obscure.

His ties to Israel, however, are much plainer to see. Based on the available evidence to date, Team Trump’s 2016 links to shadowy Israelis appear just as troubling as those to dodgy Russians—indeed, in some cases they are the very same people. As a veteran counterspy in our Intelligence Community whom I’ve known for years recently asked me with a wry smile, “What if the real secret of the Trump campaign isn’t that it’s a Kremlin operation, rather an Israeli operation masquerading as a Russian one?”

That’s a provocative question, but it merits consideration beyond counterintelligence circles. After all, Putin and his retinue have ample reason to feel let down by Trump. His greasy obsequiousness to Moscow aside, the president’s policies towards Russia have hardly pleased the Kremlin. Sanctions on Russia remain in effect, NATO’s military posture near Russia’s borders is more robust than a couple years ago, and Ukraine is now getting the anti-tank missiles that the previous White House denied it. Unlike so many of Trump’s assertions, his claim that he’s tougher on Moscow than President Barack Obama happens to be true from any policy perspective.

But not so with Israel. Unlike Obama, Trump has gone whole-hog for the Israeli right-wing, boosting Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu, who openly despised Obama, at every opportunity. The recent move of our embassy to Jerusalem, long desired by the Israeli Right, is merely the most prominent of Trump’s gifts to his pal Bibi and his ruling Likud party. Sending a right-wing American Jew who has compared his more liberal co-religionists to Nazi collaborators to serve as our ambassador sent a clear message to Israel, as did the Trump administration’s recent inability to say anything negative about the IDF’s shooting last month of more than a thousand Palestinians at the Gaza border fence, killing 60 of them. Instead, the White House blocked a United Nations resolution condemning that Israeli deed, serving as a tacit endorsement of using automatic weapons for crowd control.

Few of America’s friends around the world are happy with the Trump administration, given its habit of gleefully trashing our longstanding alliances and declaring trade wars on our allies. Israel stands as a significant exception, however, and it’s no wonder that Mueller and his investigators are trying to get to the bottom of what certain Israelis were doing in 2016 in secret to boost the Trump campaign. That answer may eventually prove just as important as Mueller’s inquiry into the Kremlin and its clandestine attack on our democracy two years ago.

John Schindler is a security expert and former National Security Agency analyst.

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Our media has followed the Justice Department’s investigation of President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia closely for more than a year, with each revelation getting granular analysis amid endless television coverage. No news here is too small to avoid hours of talking-head pontification. Yet, it appears that a significant aspect of the inquiry, one that calls the conventional narrative of the case into question, has been missing from public view—until now.

A genuine bombshell dropped yesterday, seemingly out of nowhere. It came in an interview with Simona Mangiante, the wife of George Papadopoulos, the Trump campaign foreign policy advisor who pled guilty last October to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian agents—especially Joseph Mifsud, the mysterious Maltese professor with suspicious Kremlin ties—during the president’s election campaign. As expected, Mangiante explained that her husband, whom she married just three months ago, is innocent of what he admitted he did, and in no way was working for Russian intelligence.

“George had nothing to do with Russia,” she explained, seemingly in an effort to convince the White House that Papadopoulos lacks any dirt on the president’s Kremlin connections that could assist Special Counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation of Team Trump. However, what Mangiante said next was the real shocker: her husband “pled guilty because [Mueller’s prosecutors] threatened to charge him with being an Israeli agent.”

Wait, what?

According to his wife, who insists that George Papadopoulos has nothing to do with Russia, he was facing criminal charges of being a spy for Israel. An attentive reader of her interview will note that Mangiante at no point denied that this accusation is true.

The notion is hardly implausible. Before joining the Trump campaign in early March 2016, Papadopoulos was a self-styled energy consultant who was known for taking strongly pro-Israeli positions in print. To boot, during the 2016 campaign, he met with an Israeli settler leader and assured him that Donald Trump, if elected president, would take a favorable view of Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

Then there’s the backstory to Papadopoulos’ infamous May 10, 2016 meeting at an upscale London wine bar with Alexander Downer, the Australian high commissioner (i.e. ambassador) to Britain. At that hard-drinking affair, the young Trump staffer informed Downer that Russia possessed derogatory information about Hillary Clinton—a claim the Australian diplomat found so troubling that he shared it with Australian security officials, who passed it on to their American partners, thus officially beginning the FBI’s investigation of Trump’s Kremlin ties.

That fateful boozy chat was set up by an unnamed Israeli diplomat. This fact, namely that “the meeting came about through a series of connections involving an Israeli diplomat who introduced Papadopoulos to an Australian counterpart,” was reported at the end of last year, “sourced from four current and former American and foreign officials.” This revelation has not been rebutted, nor has it received the attention it deserves. Given that a high percentage of Israeli diplomats serving abroad are spies, this story needs further investigation.

Moreover, there are strange Israeli footprints all over the Trump-Russia story. Quite a few of the shady figures close to the president and his business affairs are American Jews of Soviet heritage who possess connections to Israel. Felix Sater and Michael Cohen are only the best-known of this dubious crew. Those men are also connected to Chabad of Port Washington, a Jewish community center on Long Island that is part of the worldwide Chabad movement—which reportedly possesses close links to Vladimir Putin and his Kremlin. The recent BBC report that Cohen accepted at least $400,000 from the Ukrainian government to set up a substantive meeting with President Trump last year included the tantalizing detail that this dirty deal ran through attendees of Chabad of Port Washington.

Then there’s the explosive New York Times report just two weeks ago about a hush-hush meeting in Trump Tower on August 3, 2016—less than two months after the other hush-hush meeting there with Kremlin operatives—between Team Trump and George Nader, who reportedly offered Donald Trump, Jr. help with getting his father elected. According to the Times, Nader proffered unofficial (and probably illegal) foreign aid to the Republican nominee’s campaign, including from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

That day, Nader brought with him Joel Zamel, an Israeli expert in several things that were of interest to Team Trump, including social media manipulation. Zamel is known to possess a close relationship with a bunch of former Israeli intelligence officials, and Nader reportedly paid him a large sum, perhaps as much as $2 million, after Trump’s election as compensation for Zamel’s shadowy social media assistance to the president-elect’s campaign in 2016 (both men visited the White House as well).

Zamel is best known as the founder of Wikistrat, a private intelligence firm that was founded in 2010, ostensibly as a “crowdsourced” geopolitical analysis outfit. Although it’s based in Washington, D.C., as The Daily Beast recently uncovered, “Wikistrat is, for all intents and purposes, an Israeli firm; and that the company’s work was not just limited to analysis. It also engaged in intelligence collection.” For this reason, Wikistrat is under investigation by Team Mueller, whose investigators have interviewed Zamel, while FBI agents have traveled to Israel to dig deeper. Several prominent Wikistrat staffers formerly worked for Israeli intelligence—and some experienced espionage professionals in our nation’s capital wonder if they still do.

Israeli espionage against the United States is a perennially touchy subject in Washington. This issue is admitted frankly in counterintelligence circles—and nowhere else. Israel constitutes a unique case. Although it’s a close ally and intelligence partner of ours—the relationship between the National Security Agency and the Israel Defense Force’s Unit 8200, its Israeli equivalent, is exceptionally close—Israel also spies on America aggressively. Year in and year out, Israel ranks in the Big Four counterintelligence threats to the United States, alongside Russia, China and Cuba. It’s not politic to mention this in polite society, however, so the counterspies know a lot about Israel’s spying on us, keeping mum outside their esoteric realm.

Indeed, some counterintelligence pros in Washington have a rather different take on the Mueller inquiry than most Americans do. While Moscow’s secret role in subverting our election in 2016 is plain to see and is now denied only by the willfully obtuse or congenitally dishonest, detecting a direct Kremlin hand on the Trump campaign is trickier. Trump’s links to Moscow are visible but remain somewhat obscure.

His ties to Israel, however, are much plainer to see. Based on the available evidence to date, Team Trump’s 2016 links to shadowy Israelis appear just as troubling as those to dodgy Russians—indeed, in some cases they are the very same people. As a veteran counterspy in our Intelligence Community whom I’ve known for years recently asked me with a wry smile, “What if the real secret of the Trump campaign isn’t that it’s a Kremlin operation, rather an Israeli operation masquerading as a Russian one?”

That’s a provocative question, but it merits consideration beyond counterintelligence circles. After all, Putin and his retinue have ample reason to feel let down by Trump. His greasy obsequiousness to Moscow aside, the president’s policies towards Russia have hardly pleased the Kremlin. Sanctions on Russia remain in effect, NATO’s military posture near Russia’s borders is more robust than a couple years ago, and Ukraine is now getting the anti-tank missiles that the previous White House denied it. Unlike so many of Trump’s assertions, his claim that he’s tougher on Moscow than President Barack Obama happens to be true from any policy perspective.

But not so with Israel. Unlike Obama, Trump has gone whole-hog for the Israeli right-wing, boosting Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu, who openly despised Obama, at every opportunity. The recent move of our embassy to Jerusalem, long desired by the Israeli Right, is merely the most prominent of Trump’s gifts to his pal Bibi and his ruling Likud party. Sending a right-wing American Jew who has compared his more liberal co-religionists to Nazi collaborators to serve as our ambassador sent a clear message to Israel, as did the Trump administration’s recent inability to say anything negative about the IDF’s shooting last month of more than a thousand Palestinians at the Gaza border fence, killing 60 of them. Instead, the White House blocked a United Nations resolution condemning that Israeli deed, serving as a tacit endorsement of using automatic weapons for crowd control.

Few of America’s friends around the world are happy with the Trump administration, given its habit of gleefully trashing our longstanding alliances and declaring trade wars on our allies. Israel stands as a significant exception, however, and it’s no wonder that Mueller and his investigators are trying to get to the bottom of what certain Israelis were doing in 2016 in secret to boost the Trump campaign. That answer may eventually prove just as important as Mueller’s inquiry into the Kremlin and its clandestine attack on our democracy two years ago.

John Schindler is a security expert and former National Security Agency analyst.

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El director ejecutivo de la American Civil Liberties Union en Puerto Rico, William Ramírez, expresó hace unos días que nuestro país se había convertido en una “civil rights free zone”. Con esa polémica aseveración compartía su impresión de que, en estos momentos, no existen o no se están respetando los derechos civiles de los ciudadanos y residentes del país.

El licenciado Ramírez hizo referencia a dos escenarios para ilustrar su preocupación. El primero es la criminalización de la libertad de expresión, que se refleja en ciertas enmiendas al Código Penal y en el carpeteo de líderes sindicales y estudiantiles (y sus abogados) que han participado en protestas y manifestaciones como las del 1ro de mayo, lo que provocó, precisamente, que el juez federal Gustavo Gelpí ordenara una investigación de lo acontecido.

El segundo escenario —que queremos enfatizar en estas líneas— lo constituye la paralización por parte de algunos tribunales (tanto estatales como federales) de muchas demandas por violaciones de derechos civiles, particularmente en los casos de brutalidad policíaca y discrimen político. Dicha paralización (o “stay”) ha sido promovida por el gobierno y se sustenta en el Título III de la Ley Promesa, que incorpora las secciones 362 y 922 del Código Federal de Quiebras relacionadas con los pleitos en contra del “deudor”; entiéndase “el gobierno de Puerto Rico”.

Veamos. Una cosa es la paralización de reclamaciones de demandas de cobro por concepto de los bonos y la deuda del gobierno y otra muy distinta es la paralización de demandas por violaciones a los derechos civiles de las personas, particularmente en aquellos pleitos en los que lo más importante de la reclamación no es la indemnización sino que se ordene el cese y desista de la conducta violatoria de los derechos constitucionales. Por ejemplo, qué necesidad hay de paralizar la deposición del fiscal que tramitó el caso de los Tres Inocentes de Aguada donde se le preguntaría si es cierto que a los dos testigos principales se les pagó para mentir en juicio; o que se expida el mandamus solicitado en contra de la Policía por los familiares de Jorge Polaco para investigar su muerte con 7 impactos de bala en su espalda.

En ese sentido, cabe destacar lo acertado de dos determinaciones de nuestro Tribunal Supremo el pasado año (Laboratorio Clínico v. Departamento de Salud; y Lacourt v. Junta) en las que se deja sin efecto la paralización de varios casos en virtud de la Ley Promesa. Señaló el Tribunal Supremo que tanto los tribunales estales como los federales tienen la facultad inicial de interpretar la paralización y su aplicabilidad a los distintos casos. Es decir: la paralización no necesariamente procede en todos los casos en los cuales el gobierno de Puerto Rico es parte demandada.

El problema con la paralización automática e indiscriminada de casos es que va a propiciarviolaciones sin precedentes a nuestros derechos civiles; violaciones que están marcando el presente y marcarán la historia futura del país. Además, podría concluirse que la paralización de casos se está utilizando como excusa para impedir que las violaciones de derechos civiles sean adjudicadas e, igualmente, para que sean eliminadas por la agencia o el funcionario público que las esté cometiendo. La indemnización económica puede ser paralizada y no es impedimento para continuar con el caso, con el descubrimiento de prueba y, sobre todo, con remedios provisionales que de alguna manera mitiguen las mencionadas violaciones.

La paralización indiscriminada de casos podría propiciar que algunos funcionarios públicos piensen que sus actuaciones no estarán expuestas al crisol jurídico y, por consiguiente, cubiertas por un manto de impunidad. Muchos estudios de criminología moderna apuntan que una persona, si sabe que su proceder, con toda probabilidad, no va a ser procesado, sentirá mayor inclinación a realizar la conducta ilícita.

Es precisamente por todo lo anterior que debemos reclamar a toda la judicatura mucha prudencia al conceder paralización de estos y otros casos. Reiteramos que una cosa es la indemnización y otra los múltiples aspectos y controversias que genera la tramitación de una reclamación de violaciones de derechos civiles. Nunca, nunca puede existir un espacio, por pequeño que sea, en el cual tengan cabida las violaciones de nuestros derechos.

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TALLAHASSEE –Friday marked the onset of the 2018 hurricane season, but the political squalls are already brewing throughout the Sunshine State, with the August primary and November general elections on the horizon.
At the top of the ticket, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and his challenger, Gov. Rick Scott, have been duking it out, with Scott taking a day off from storming the state to travel to Puerto Rico – in his official capacity as governor – as he continues to court Hispanic voters.
The Puerto Rican visit – Scott’s sixth to the U.S. territory since Hurricane Maria devastated the island in September – came two days after The New England Journal of Medicine published a Harvard study concluding that more than 4,600 people lost their lives in Puerto Rico due to the storm, magnitudes greater than the official death toll of 64.
Nelson took to social media to mock Scott’s visit to the hurricane-ravaged island, where some residents remain without power long after Maria left almost all of Puerto Rico in the dark.
“I don’t know what I would do differently,” Scott told reporters in Puerto Rico on Thursday.
“Rick Scott just said: “I don’t know what I would do differently” in Puerto Rico. REALLY? Nine months after the hurricane and people still do not have electricity, water, and jobs! Rick Scott does not understand that people are hurting and in need,” Nelson tweeted.
But Senate candidates aren’t the only ones wooing Boricuas.
The day before Scott met with Puerto Rican government leaders on their turf, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez traveled to Central Florida to announce the state Democratic Party had received a $100,000 grant to “make sure that we are listening to Puerto Ricans and we are organizing in the Puerto Rican community.”

POLITICS OF POT, PART ONE

While Scott and Nelson seek the blessing of Puerto Rican voters, they’re far apart on what one political rainmaker predicts will be a critical issue for voters: whether Florida patients should be able to smoke medical marijuana.
Orlando lawyer John Morgan drew attention to the issue this week when he called on Scott to back down from an appeal of a judge’s order that said a state law banning smokable marijuana is unconstitutional.
Late last week, Leon County Circuit Judge Karen Gievers ruled that the prohibition, included in a state law passed last year, ran afoul of a constitutional amendment approved by voters in 2016 that broadly legalized medical marijuana.
The state Department of Health, an executive branch agency controlled by the governor, immediately appealed the ruling, a move that put Gievers’ order on hold. Gievers will have a hearing Monday morning on a request by the plaintiffs to lift the automatic stay.
Morgan, who largely bankrolled the 2016 constitutional amendment, warned Scott that the fight to keep patients from smoking pot could spark a “political wildfire” that will cost the Republican votes in his battle to unseat Nelson.
“This is a message today for Gov. Scott. I believe that your decision to allow this to go on could have serious, serious ramifications in your election against Bill Nelson,” Morgan, a major political fundraiser who supported Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016, told reporters during a press conference Tuesday.
Asked to respond to Morgan’s demand that the governor drop the appeal, Scott’s communications staff directed a reporter to a statement issued last week by the health department after Gievers’ decision: “This ruling goes against what the Legislature outlined when they wrote and approved Florida’s law to implement the constitutional amendment that was approved by an overwhelmingly bipartisan majority. The department has appealed the ruling, and this imposes an automatic stay.”
Scott’s opposition to smoking pot “could really hurt him in his election for Senate,” Morgan told The News Service of Florida in a telephone interview.
“Pure and simple – politics. I think he’ll lose the election over it,” said Morgan, who toyed with running for governor this year as a Democrat or as an independent before abandoning the idea.
When asked if Nelson supports allowing patients to smoke medical marijuana, a campaign spokeswoman said the senator “supports medical marijuana ordered by a physician, voted for the constitutional amendment and believes Floridians should have access to the medication recommended by their doctor.”
The Democratic senator gave a more direct answer later in the week during a stop in St. Petersburg.
“Of course,” Nelson said, when asked if he backs allowing patients to smoke pot. “That’s what the constitutional amendment was.”

POLITICS OF POT, PART TWO

The tangle over pot won’t just affect the top of the ticket, according to Morgan, who spent at least $7 million of his own money to help legalize medical marijuana.
Support for legalizing recreational marijuana is a make-or-break issue for the Democratic candidates vying to replace Scott in the governor’s mansion, Morgan said.
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, Winter Park entrepreneur Chris King and former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine back an across-the-board legalization of pot in Florida.
Former Congresswoman Gwen Graham, meanwhile, has endorsed a plan to decriminalize marijuana for personal use, saying she doesn’t believe people should be locked up for possessing small amounts of pot.
That won’t cut it, at least in Morgan’s view.
“A Democrat who doesn’t call for the full legalization of marijuana I do not believe can win the Democratic primary,” Morgan said in an interview.
Graham, who has been criticized by some Democrats for being too conservative during her two-year stint in Congress, is the only candidate to stop short of endorsing flat-out legalization. Some states, counties and cities have used decriminalization as a way to allow people to get citations for possessing small amounts of pot, removing the possibility that they will be arrested on criminal charges.
Graham included decriminalization of personal possession of marijuana in a criminal-justice reform package released Thursday. She also wants to reduce sentences for nonviolent drug possession and called for a review of all mandatory-minimum sentencing laws.
“Florida should embrace the principle that no young person should go to jail or have their lives ruined over an incident of marijuana use – we can and should decriminalize,” she said in a statement last year.
But Morgan said the only way “people won’t be arrested, detained, ticketed or stopped” is the full legalization of marijuana.
“Gwen is playing a general election game assuming that she’s going to be the nominee, and that is the most dangerous game a politician can play, because it reeks of arrogance and it assumes that the Democratic Party is going to give her a pass on an issue they’re passionate about,” he said. “I would never vote for her in a million years with that position. And I think I speak for almost 100 percent of the Democratic Party. It’s an outrage.”

STORY OF THE WEEK: The battle over whether patients should be allowed to smoke medical marijuana continued to flare, after plaintiffs in the case asked a Tallahassee judge to lift an automatic stay sparked by an appeal by the Department of Health. Leon County Circuit Judge Karen Gievers, who ruled on May 25 that a state law banning smokable medical marijuana is unconstitutional, will hold a hearing Monday on lifting the stay.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “I really don’t want my visits or anyone’s visits to be taken. … Why would you even take them away? I mean, they’re already having a bad enough time in prison. Why would you make it worse? Please. I need to see my dad on the weekends.” – Eleven-year-old Cody Calhoun, pleading with prison officials to abandon a proposed rule that could cut inmate visitation in half.

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Many things have been going on in the FBI in recent years, and they haven’t all been about investigating criminals.

The biggest story has been how the bureau has become a weapon against President Trump.

That’s according to Seymour Hersh, the Pulitzer-winning investigative reporter who exposed the My Lai massacre in Vietnam in 1969 and has more knowledge of journalism’s biggest stories over the years than almost anyone.

His comment came in an interview with Elon Green that appeared in Columbia Journalism Review.

The two were talking about, among other things, Hersh’s book “Reporter” and his current book about former Vice President Dick Cheney.

Hersh said the establishment media largely missed the significance of the Hillary Clinton email scandal.

“They had no idea what a good story it was,” he said.

Then he unleashed on the FBI.

“In the book I’m writing, I can segue into this stuff; I’m writing a lot about what was going on in the FBI. There was a lot going on that was counter-Trump, I will tell you that,” he said.

“I’m telling you, it’s the missed story of all time.”

But he didn’t elaborate.

WND columnist David Limbaugh would concur with Hersh, writing last month that “the real story” is how the FBI and other federal agencies were weaponized to protect Hillary Clinton and damage Trump.

“The Department of Justice, especially the FBI, bent over backward to protect [Hillary] Clinton and bent over forward to harm Trump. Despite those efforts, the stubborn facts have emerged, thanks to patriots relentlessly pursuing the truth. More will be revealed as the Obama-Clinton glass house continues to shatter, but there’s already enough to make an objective person gasp. If Clinton had won the election, this evidence would have remained buried, and the power-abusing left would have been emboldened to continue to thwart the rule of law and target its opponents. Before you say it’s preposterous that Obama or Clinton would have politicized and weaponized government agencies, remember the actions of Obama’s IRS and EPA,” he wrote.

His list of how the FBI protected Hillary Clinton to help her win the election:

  • Then-FBI Director James Comey wrote a letter exonerating her in advance of interviewing her and other key witnesses.
  • Comey presented a strong case against her yet shielded her from prosecution.
  • Comey claimed that Christopher Steele’s dossier was not an indispensable part of the FISA warrant application, when everyone has admitted it was. He said he didn’t know that the Clintons had paid for the dossier.
  • Comey earlier said there was no spying against Trump and later said there was but the “informants” were carefully regulated.
  • The FBI gave immunity like candy in the Clinton case and allowed two fact witnesses to sit in on the belated Clinton interview as her lawyers.
  • The FBI claimed to have lost five months’ worth of texts between adulterous FBI honchos Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, which the inspector general found in less than a week.
  • Then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch met privately with Bill Clinton while Hillary was under investigation. Lynch instructed Comey to refer to the Clinton investigation as a “matter” instead of an investigation.
  • Strzok texted Page after Trump and Clinton became the nominees, “Now the pressure really starts to finish MYE” – meaning “midyear exam,” the FBI’s code word for the Clinton email probe. Page responded, “It sure does.” They were desperate to wrap up the Clinton investigation to prevent Trump’s election. Page was legal counsel to then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. The lovebirds noted that Obama wanted “to know everything.” As Newt Gingrich said, with all that was going on under his watch, it’s inconceivable that Obama and his adviser Valerie Jarrett didn’t know about it.

And Limbaugh listed the bureau’s moves against Trump:

  • The FBI planted a spy or spies in the Trump campaign with no real evidence (beyond wishful thinking, anecdotal minutiae and hearsay rumors) that there was any nefarious connection between the campaign and Russia. It appears these spies were there not just to eavesdrop but to lure the Trump campaign into the very conduct they were pretending to investigate – trying to “honey-trap” them.
  • The government opened a counterintelligence investigation against Trump without any evidence of a crime.
  • Based on a disgraceful leak from Comey, the DOJ appointed a special counsel to investigate the Trump campaign without any evidence of a crime and without specifying any crime in the appointment memo – and such specificity is required by law. Recognizing this, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein surreptitiously amended his appointment memo, but he still won’t reveal its content to congressional investigators.
  • The FBI deceived the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court four times by presenting the Steele dossier, paid for by the Clinton machine and based on unsubstantiated opposition research, as legitimate evidence and disclosing none of its origins to the court. It also fraudulently presented a news article sourced to the same Christopher Steele as corroborating the dossier. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act requires substantiated evidence; it’s a strict standard because of the extraordinary encroachments on privacy it entails. The FBI also concealed from the court that Steele had been fired by the FBI.
  • The government has been stonewalling and scapegoating Rep. Devin Nunes and other congressional investigators for jeopardizing national security in demanding that documents be unredacted. Invariably, when the redactions are removed, we see that no security interests were involved but that the government was seeking to conceal embarrassing actions of government officials. The government slandered Nunes for outing the FBI mole, whose existence it had previously deceitfully denied, when it leaked facts facilitating his outing.
  • The Obama administration engaged in unprecedented and egregious unmaskings.
  • Five or six DOJ/FBI officials have been fired, demoted or reassigned.
  • The FBI agents didn’t believe that Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, lied to them, yet the special counsel pressured him into a guilty plea.
  • Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper lied to Congress but later denied he had lied, claiming he was thinking about something other than what he was being questioned about. That would be lame from any witness, but from a man of Clapper’s caliber, it is stunning. Clapper also said, disingenuously, that the government’s intent was not to spy on the Trump camp but to find out what Russia was doing. Then why did the government try to entrap campaign members, and why did Clapper earlier deny there were spies in the campaign? If the government’s goal was to protect the campaigns from Russian influence, why didn’t it plant spies in the Clinton campaign, as well? Why didn’t it warn the Trump campaign of the possible interference – unless its goal was to damage Trump and protect Clinton, as opposed to safeguarding national security?
  • The Obama administration opened up a Logan Act case against the campaign opponent (Trump) of its would-be successor (Clinton). This is unprecedented and astonishing.
  • The Obama holdouts in the DOJ and FBI are still stonewalling and misrepresenting the facts – especially as to the origin of the Trump investigation.

Strzok, who served on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative team, oversaw the FBI’s interviews of former Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Trump’s national security adviser. And he played a lead role in the investigation of Clinton’s mishandling of classified information. Strzok changed former FBI Director James Comey’s language about Hillary Clinton’s actions from “grossly negligent” to “extremely careless,” forming the basis for not referring criminal charges.

He is also suspected of being responsible for using the unverified Steele dossier to obtain a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant to spy on President Trump’s campaign.

Strzok was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s team in August after the stridently pro-Clinton and anti-Trump texts with Page were discovered. He and Page, who worked for FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, were found to have been carrying on an extramarital affair.

Text messages between Strzok and Page released in February indicating President Obama “wants to know everything we are doing” regarding the Trump-Russia probe are growing in significance as more evidence surfaces that the Obama administration spied on the Trump campaign.

WND also has reported on an informant the FBI embedded in the Trump campaign, how the bureau used a secret program to gather Trump campaign information and a poll that revealed 61 percent of the GOP thinks the FBI is framing Trump.

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Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn said former FBI Director James Comey “helped create a culture at the FBI that they were accountable to no one” and “it’s going to be a long time before the reputation of the FBI regains its reputation as a law enforcement organization that has integrity and is above politics.”

The Senate’s number two Republican made the critical assessment in a wide-ranging interview with Hugh Hewitt on MSNBC Saturday after Hewitt raised the specter of Herbert Hoover’s free-wheeling (and constitutionally suspect) surveillance during the dark days of COINTELPRO.

HEWITT: All right, now it’s a time of great controversy for the FBI, which I’ve always held in the highest esteem. I worked with them when I was at DOJ. And you’ve got Director Comey, his reputation’s in tatters in the eyes of many people. You’ve got Andrew McCabe referred to the DOJ for prosecution. He’s got his admirers as well. You’ve got Page and Strzok and their texts. You’ve got Bruce Ohr over at the DOJ. You will remember, you’re my age, so you will remember just reading about the dark days of COINTELPRO and J. Edgar Hoover. Are we back in those dark days?

CORNYN: Right. Well, unfortunately, I think Director Comey helped create a culture at the FBIthat they were accountable to no one. And unfortunately, that created, I believe, this situation we find ourselves with. Director Wray, I have to tell you, I think is doing an outstanding job. But it’s going to be a long time before the reputation of the FBI regains its reputation as a law enforcement organization that has integrity and is above politics.

COINTELPRO began with the best of intentions – an attempt to root out communist infiltration in America – but spiraled out of control into an unaccountable, police-state surveillance program that operated outside the constitutional oversight of congress.

The FBI’s own website describes COINTELPRO in terms that acknowledge the regrettable (if not wholly illegal) monster it had become.

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Anthony is as much a Catholic as those other Kennedys, as his career has made plain. The attention whores are starting to see the end of the Lefty-packed federal appellate courts and now, if they want publicity, they are going to have to appear important, so they get their names in the papers. The lone Lefty voice in the wilderness will get as much attention as Harold Stassen.With any kind of luck, Trump will get to replace Kennedy, Breyer, and RBG, along with something like 2/3 to 4/5 of the Federal bench.The times, they really are a-changin’ and I’m so happy I lived to see it.

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Why does Donald Trump want Vladimir Putin readmitted to the G7 summit, making it the G8? Here are a few thoughts:

  • Russia was expelled from the G8 during Barack Obama’s presidency, and Trump likes undoing whatever Obama did.
  • But the bigger issue is this: Democratically elected leaders face domestic political constraints that make it difficult for them to flatter Trump in the way autocrats like Putin or China’s Xi Jinping can do at a summit.
  • Canada’s Justin Trudeau and France’s Emmanuel Macron have gotten more publicly critical of Trump in recent days. This is a preview of the very unpleasant G7 summit meeting Trump is about to have, one that is likely to end in a clear rebuke to Trump: a joint, pro-trade statement from the group’s six non-US members.
  • Trade is the biggest driver of Trump’s rift from the group, but Trump has also broken with Japan’s preferred line on North Korea and withdrawn from an Iran deal the Europeans continue to support. He may also get an earful about climate change. These leaders have a lot of bones to pick with him.
  • One point of tension within the G7 even arises from a strongly anti-Russia position the Trump administration has taken: seeking to block construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which would increase western Europe’s dependence on Russian natural gas.
  • Even though Trump and Putin are less aligned on international affairs matters than his critics sometimes say, with Nord Stream 2 as an example, Putin would be more likely to set his differences aside and make a nice summit for Trump than the non-US G7 leaders are.
  • If Putin were at the summit, he’d also take some heat off Trump by being the biggest villain at the table.
  • There is still at least one G7 leader who still seems to be doing his best to make nice with Trump personally: Japan’s Shinzo Abe. But it’s not clear that the charm offensive is doing the Japanese any good. Japan didn’t even get a temporary exemption from the metal tariffs that Trump has belatedly imposed on the entire G7, they didn’t get a heads-up warning call that Trump was going to do a summit with Kim Jong Un, and even now Trump is musing about imposing auto import tariffs that would be aimed at Germany, but also Japan.
  • Maybe Trump hopes that, by setting up a dispute over whether Putin should be readmitted to the group, he can blow up future summits and he won’t have to go at all. Obviously, this would be a bad outcome for US leadership in the world.
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8:11 AM 6/8/2018 – ¿Zona libre de derechos civiles? – El director ejecutivo de la American Civil Liberties Union en Puerto Rico, William Ramírez

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El director ejecutivo de la American Civil Liberties Union en Puerto Rico, William Ramírez, expresó hace unos días que nuestro país se había convertido en una “civil rights free zone”. Con esa polémica aseveración compartía su impresión de que, en estos momentos, no existen o no se están respetando los derechos civiles de los ciudadanos y residentes del país.

El licenciado Ramírez hizo referencia a dos escenarios para ilustrar su preocupación. El primero es la criminalización de la libertad de expresión, que se refleja en ciertas enmiendas al Código Penal