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Donald Trump unexpectedly blocks release of Democrats ‘rebuttal’ memo

Concerns over classified information being exposed given as the cause as Trump offers the Democrats the opportunity to revise and resubmit their document

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Democrat hypocrisy appears to have been stopped cold by President Trump in the run-up to their releasing their own “memo” intended to rebut and play down the claims about inappropriate and illegally gained FISA warrants based on an unverified document by a former MI6 agent who was hired to do opposition research for the Clinton campaign. The President refused to allow the Democrat memo to be released in its current form.

The Democrat leadership has been vehemently trying to block, prevent and now, rebut the summary document prepared by Representative Devin Nunes, in which the case is strongly made that the procedures followed for obtaining at least four FISA Court warrant to surveil Carter Page were abused willfully and illegally by the Director of the FBI James Comey and by others determined to find something wrong or illegal with the successful election of Donald Trump to the Presidency.

The day the Nunes memo was released, the by-line used by the Democrat party leadership was that the document “compromised national security” in its content, but this is not true. The memo was declassified by the order of the President, and as one can read here, there is certainly nothing written in the document that refers in any way to any issues concerning national security.

On the other hand, though, the Democrat rebuttal draft appears to have multiple problems in its present form, because in it there are multiple sources and methods discussed that would be problematic to release to the general public. President Trump noted this as he called the Democrats’ bluff as well:

However, as noted here, this refusal to release does NOT constitute an effort by the Trump Administration to cover its own tracks, at least not apparently.  The President has requested this document be redacted into a form that will allow its release, and he has indicated his inclination to release the Democrat memo when it is suitable for release.

Although much of American politics is truly the debate of the insane with the deaf, dumb and blind, it seems rather difficult to not see that the Democrats are once again making hypocrites out of themselves.  The real amazing thing about how they are doing this remains their blatantly obvious tactic, and how they seem to honestly believe the unbelievable and easily disprovable things they actually say.

The Duran’s Alexander Mercouris has offered excellent analysis of the Nunes document and more, and it is very plain to see that there has a serious breach of integrity on the part of the Democrats, and their defense is only something that works for the people that refuse to examine the actual information.

It is extremely instructive to do two things here: Read the Nunes Memo itself, and watch this video clip below, and listen very carefully to Rep. Pelosi. It does not take a mental giant to see that someone is not on this planet.

The Democrats are playing to their base based on the notion that they are so ignorant and without inclination to do some research for themselves, that all they need to do is reinforce the mantra “GOP / Republicans = BAD!” and their people will simply believe it. The Dems have a pretty good chance at succeeding at this as has been written about here. Here, the Democrats have taken things farther, actually putting sensitive information in the document to force Trump to tell them to redact it so they can complain that he is hiding something.  Again, the base will believe this, as so many people remain convinced that Trump is nothing but a swine anyhow.

It is possible though that the Democrat Party’s window of opportunity is shrinking. While things in the United States are not perfect, they have improved, and as more and more people start seeing the results of that improvement through higher pay, more jobs and much more optimism, it is going to probably get a little tiresome to hear the Democrats complain and while about Trump being a horrible person, when the surrounding context says that his policies are actually benefiting everyone, including these lefties.

In such a situation, the DNC is pinned and possibly desperate to find any way to save some place for their party in its present form, and the only way to do that is to oppose anything Trump does and to try and lay political traps for him.

It worked on other GOP leaders.  But Trump keeps springing the traps, and it looks like he did the same with this one.

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Trump’s speech in Miami plays up anti-socialism, as Bolton focuses on Venezuela regime change (Video)

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The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss Trump’s recent speech in Miami, Florida, where the US President condemned Venezuela’s socialist government and called on military command within the Latin American country to defect over to the Juan Guaido camp.

Venezuela’a elected president Maduro dismissed Trump’s remarks as an “almost Nazi-style” speech.

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Venezuela’s embattled president, Nicolas Maduro, is rejecting President Donald Trump’s call for a new day in Venezuela and comparing the tone of the American president’s speech in Miami to that of a Nazi.

Trump said Monday that the U.S. stands behind opposition leader Juan Guaido and condemns Maduro and his government’s socialist policies. Trump pleaded with Venezuela’s military to support Guaido and warned of dire consequences for standing with Maduro.

Maduro responded to Trump in comments broadcast on state television. He accused the U.S. president of speaking in an “almost Nazi-style” and lashed out at Trump for thinking he can deliver orders to Venezuela’s military.

Maduro said, “Who is the commander of the armed forces, Donald Trump from Miami?” and added, “They think they’re the owners of the country.”

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First Venezuela, now Nicaragua? Bolton says Ortega’s days ‘numbered’ & people ‘will soon be free’

The Central American nation has been rocked by unrest since April last year, with protesters demanding the resignation of Sandinista party leader Ortega.

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US President Donald Trump’s top foreign policy advisor John Bolton appears dead set on resuming his decades-long stand-off with Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega, hinting that Washington-backed regime change may be in the offing.

“The Ortega regime has sentenced three farm leaders to 550 years in prison for their roles in protests in 2018, where Ortega’s police forces reportedly killed 300 activists. As President Trump said Monday, Ortega’s days are numbered and the Nicaraguan people will soon be free,” the national security advisor to the US president tweeted on Wednesday.

The leaders of anti-Ortega protests were given jail terms this week, after they were implicated in the deaths of four policemen and a teacher during a shootout last July.

The Central American nation has been rocked by unrest since April last year, with protesters demanding the resignation of Sandinista party leader Ortega, who has been president since 2007, and convincingly won another five-year term in 2016.

The US has repeatedly backed the uprising against the left-wing government, and last November Bolton made a keynote speech calling for the “crumbling” of what he called the “Troika of Tyranny” – Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Cuba – saying the states represented a “a sordid cradle of communism in the Western hemisphere.”

On Monday, Trump name-checked the same three countries, saying their “great potential” would be unlocked with the collapse of socialism. To expedite the process, Congress last year imposed financial measures that would make it difficult for the economically-stricken Nicaragua to obtain international loans, as well as slapping sanctions on top officials in Managua.

Revenge served ice-cold

Bolton’s history with Ortega goes back to the 1980s. Just as now, Ortega was the leader of Nicaragua, first as he spearheaded the revolution in 1979, and when he was elected president in 1985.

The Ronald Reagan administration spent significant financial resources backing the right-wing Contra rebels during the civil war, which lasted nearly the entire decade.

Bolton, at that time a legal specialist, held a number of senior positions in the Reagan White House, and was more than a witness to its shadowy CIA-aided schemes to bypass a Democrat-run Congress ban on helping the opposition militants.

He reportedly played a crucial part in hobbling both the scope of the Iran-Contra investigation and an inquiry into drug- and gun-running militants, who were enabled by Washington.

 

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After he returned to prominence under George W. Bush in yet another chapter of an unsinkable career, Bolton failed to dislodge Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez, the Sandinistas, or Cuba’s Fidel Castro (at one point, he accused Havana of developing biological weapons, without solid evidence). But as a man who with permission from Donald Trump now seems to be steering US foreign policy on dozens of key issues, Bolton has more resources than ever before to settle his lifelong ideological grudges.

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Hungary Prime Minister Attacks Juncker and Soros in Billboard Ad

Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orbán attacked EC President Jean Claude Jucker and George Soros in a billboard ad.

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The EU has never seen anything quite like this. Orbán has a billboard campaign that claims European Commission president Juncker and and George Soros are “Endangering Hungary’s Safety”.

Opening a new front against Brussels a few months before European [parliament] elections, the poster shows the European commission president alongside the Hungarian-American philanthropist George Soros, a familiar target in Hungary.

“You have the right to know what Brussels is planning to do,” the poster says. On its official Facebook page, the Hungarian government says the poster is part of an information campaign to tell the public about Brussels’ migration plans, which it claims “fundamentally endangered Hungary’s safety”.

Although the government has previously run a “Stop Brussels” campaign, the decision to use an image of Junker is an escalation in the Orbán government’s public relations war with the EU’s most senior leaders.

It also exposes the rift in the centre-right European People’s party in the European parliament, which counts Juncker and Orbán, as members.

Orbán was re-elected for a third straight term last April, after a campaign dominated by immigration. A long-term critic of the EU, Orbán has accused NGOs and critical media of being part of a plot orchestrated by Soros to send millions of people to Hungary.

In recent weeks, Orbán has spoken of his hopes that the next European parliament will be dominated by anti-immigration parties.

Birds of a Feather Not

​Juncker once met Orbán with the jokey greeting “hello, dictator” and playfully tapped his face.

Today, Juncker responded Orban Should Leave Europe’s Centre-Right.

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has said Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban’s ruling Fidesz party should leave the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP) group in the European Parliament (EP).

“Against lies there’s not much you can do,” Juncker was quoted as saying by the Reuters news agency, adding that he had called for Fidesz’s expulsion from the EPP.

​”They didn’t vote for me in the European Parliament,” he said in Stuttgart, Germany, in a speech. “The far right didn’t either. I remember Ms. Le Pen, she said: ‘I’m not voting for you.’ I said: ‘I don’t want your vote.’ There are certain votes you just don’t want,” Juncker said, referring to the French far-right leader Marine Le Pen.

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Looking at Orbán’s previous record, and noting that one cannot of be sure, we continue doubt that Hungary’s Prime Minister has changed his European strategy and is now working to provoke the exclusion of his party from the EPP. Rather, Orbán seems to be doing one his classic hit-and-runs.

There is little doubt that the new smear campaign will make life on the campaign trail much more difficult for Manfred Weber, the CSU MEP and EPP spitzenkandidat. Juncker himself has now declared more forcefully than ever before that the EPP values are not consistent with keeping Fidesz in.

But we note that the CSU leadership in Munich has in the past consistently worked to maintain close and even warm ties with Orban.

Spitzenkandidat

US readers no doubt need an explanation of Spitzenkandidat. The following video explains.

In short, the term refers to an election process instead of an appointment process to determine the head of the European Commission.

63% of Europeans want the commission president determined by vote. Those in power still support the behind closed doors process for obvious reasons.

Orbán’s mission

Orbán’s mission is to weaken the EU from within. Italy has the same mission, for different reasons, as does President Trump.

EU Splintering

Two days ago I reported a Commerce Study Deems “European Cars a Threat to US National Security”. That’s nonsensical, of course. But Trump’s mission is easy to spot. He is doing his best to bust up the EU.

And now Trump has a lot of help on the inside: Marine Le Pen in France, Victor Orbán in Hungary, and Matteo Salvini in Italy.

I response to Trump, I noted, EU Pokes Trump Again, This Time Over Huawei’ s 5G Technology.

In the UK, Seven UK MPs Split from Labour Party Over Brexit. More MPs joined that parade today.

The splintering of the EU continues with escalating infighting at unprecedented levels.

It is illogical for the UK to want to part of this mess. Yet, the UK Remainers want to stay in.

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