KnewBee

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  1. Good summary of Trump and this current administration. They are despicable! But, I doubt they will "burn"
  2. "At the nadir of the political dysfunction in Washington, all eyes are on Attorney General William Barr, the redactions throughout the more than 400 pages of the report from special counsel Robert Mueller, and what all this could mean for President Trump. But there is a big world out there, and other world leaders are using this moment to plot new strategies and advance their interests. 9/11 was the wakeup call where we should have learned that we are vulnerable, and that our foes look for asymmetric advantages. They attack us where and when we are at our weakest. Well, this is another asymmetric opportunity. While authoritarian leaders across the globe concentrate their power, our government is paralyzed. The Washington political class is totally absorbed in Mueller drama. The top level of our Homeland Security Department is leaderless. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan remains in “acting” status and now faces investigation by the Defense Department inspector general for alleged favoritism toward his former employer, Boeing, while at the Pentagon. Meanwhile, perhaps lost in the news this week was a laudable effort by Congress to push back on the administration and exercise its authority on foreign policy. With Republican support, Congress passed a bill to curtail American assistance to Saudi Arabia in its proxy war in Yemen, only to have the measure vetoed by President Trump. The silver lining is that Congress is making greater efforts to assert its constitutional role. But for now, the administration continues to defend illiberal leaders like Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammad Bin Salman, despite his unpunished involvement in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, and Egyptian strongman Abdel Fattah Sisi, who will likely remain in power as president in the long term thanks to a proposed constitutional change. As all this plays out, many leaders are taking the cue to double down on asymmetric capabilities. After two love ins between President Trump and Kim Jong Un, North Korea has since demanded that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stay out of future negotiations and bragged about testing a new tactical missile, dubbed by one commentator as a “weapon of mass embarrassment” to President Trump. Further, Kim and Russian President Vladimir Putin plan to meet this month. That might easily become a joint rant against American sanctions, as well as an arms deal in which Russian weapons that violate the INF Treaty, now repudiated by the administration, become part of a perilous mutual research and development agreement. In China, President Xi Jinping seems to be playing for time in trade talks as the Chinese economy slows and a summit to sign the final deal is still unscheduled. While European sentiment toward Chinese trade policies may be hardening, Italy recently became the first G-7 country to join the sprawling Belt and Road Initiative. As the United States looks inward, the alternative Chinese model becomes ever more appealing to the rest of the world. Xi may feel empowered to dig in rather than recalibrate his policy. Rogue actors and organizations like the Islamic State are also watching the current moment in the United States. After all, terrorism is kept alive by a warped narrative that features the notion that the West is corrupt and dysfunctional. No matter how little territory the caliphate is left with, we have not yet defeated the dangerous ideas that powered its rise. In the absence of what Ronald Reagan called a “shining city on a hill,” rogue actors will keep pursuing opportunities where they are least expected...." The Hill
  3. It wasn't an "obstruction investigation", that was just what was discovered during the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Laws were broken, people were charged and convicted as a result of the Russian Interference investigation. Actually has everything to do with "the law".
  4. Inciting violence; that is about as wrong as wrong can be. "these people" Seems like you have been "whipped up"
  5. Confusing criticism with "hate", telling.
  6. Reminder: The title of the Report is: "Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election" The "evidence" discovered is well documented for your reading pleasure. The report investigated "Russian Interference", the report concluded there were, in fact, many instances of interference.
  7. Is Sarah Huckabee Sanders Looking Slightly More... Dishonest? Yes, as was revealed in the Mueller report. Just makes stuff up. Doable? Nope.
  8. Trump, the Trump administration, and the Trump organization dominate the news. It sells. From the outrageous to the minutia, "Trump" is the "news". And yeah, it sucks.
  9. Yes, the Fox news coverage of Trump gets really old, especially prime time. Meanwhile...
  10. We get different aircraft for different blocks of training, today we had A -10s. I was in Aviano just a couple weeks after the Gondola "incident". Beautiful place, but bad time to be there!
  11. "They" found a lot actually.
  12. "Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election"
  13. In the news I caught on the radio, there was guy caught in the Cathedral with a few cans of gas, lighter fluid and lighters. I think the report was that he said he had ran out of gas and was "cutting through" the famous cathedral to get more gas. Haven't heard any follow up on the potential arsonist. It was "meanwhile in the real world"...
  14. "INTRODUCTION TO VOLUME I This report is submitted to the Attorney General pursuant to 28 C.F.R. § 600.8(c), which states that, "[a]t the conclusion of the Special Counsel' s work, he ... shall provide the Attorney General a confidential report explaining the prosecution or declination decisions [the Special Counsel] reached." The Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election in sweeping and systematic fashion. Evidence of Russian government operations began to surface in mid-2016. In June, the Democratic National Committee and its cyber response team publicly announced that Russian hackers had compromised its computer network. Releases of hacked materials-hacks that public reporting soon attributed to the Russian government-began that same month. Additional releases followed in July through the organization WikiLeaks, with further releases in October and November..."