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    Trump Channels George McGovern
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Details Of EU Ambassador’s Planned Testimony About Quid Pro Quo Have Leaked
{ } ~ Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, will reportedly testify that President Donald Trump told him in a phone call in September... that he did not want a quid pro quo from Ukraine involving military aid, but that he is not certain that the president was telling the truth. A person familiar with Sondland’s planned testimony told The Washington Post that the diplomat will tell lawmakers of Trump’s quid pro quo denial that, “It’s only true that the president said it, not that it was the truth.” Sondland is set to appear before Congress under subpoena Thursday as part of Democrats’ impeachment campaign against Trump. The diplomat is likely to be asked about his interactions with Trump, Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, and other diplomats regarding the administration’s posture toward Ukraine. Sondland and Kurt Volker, the now-former envoy to Ukraine, met with Giuliani at Trump’s urging to negotiate with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s administration over investigations into whether Ukraine meddled in the 2016 U.S. election, as well as into whether loose lips liar-Joe Biden pressured Ukraine’s president in 2016 to quash an investigation into Burisma Holdings, an energy company that had Hunter Biden as a board member.  Giuliani is reportedly under criminal investigation over his links to Ukrainians who he worked with to push the theory about the loose lipsv liar-Bidens. He has denied wrongdoing. Sondland is likely to be asked about his remarks to another diplomat, Bill Taylor, and to Republican Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson regarding whether the investigations were part of a quid pro quo for military aid. Johnson told The Wall Street Journal on Oct. 4 that Sondland told him during an Aug. 30 phone call Trump would release the military aid to Ukraine if Zelenksy announced the investigations. The U.S. had mysteriously withheld hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to Ukraine, Politico reported Aug. 28. Lawmakers did not know why the assistance had been withheld, with some wondering whether it was linked to Trump’s public calls for the politically charged investigations....  
What Do Rolling Blackouts And Sky-High Gas 
Prices Mean For Gov scumbag-Newsom’s 
Job As Governor?
{ } ~ Recent history might explain why Democratic California Gov. scumbag-Gavin Newsom is lashing out at the public utility company responsible for rolling blackouts in his state as citizens wrestle with increasing gas prices... California’s public utility Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) began a days-long power shutoff to curb the risk of wildfires in the northern part of the state. scumbag-Newsom, the former mayor of San Francisco, is dealing with several problems as he struggles with PG&E’s move. “What’s happened is unacceptable. And it’s happened because of neglect,” he said at a news conference Thursday, referring to the decision to shutter power across the state. “This current operation is unacceptable. The current conditions and circumstances are unacceptable.” Power went out for 513,000 northern California homes and businesses Wednesday morning, USA Today reported, and roughly 234,000 customers were expected to lose power later Wednesday night. A previous Democratic governor in the state to confront similar blackouts was recalled in the early 2000s. Former Democratic Gov. Gray Davis of California was recalled in 2003 after increasing the state’s car registration fees and for the perception that he didn’t do enough to forestall rolling blackouts across the state. Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger won the election November of that year. California’s blackouts at the time hurt many businesses that were dependent upon a reliable supply of electricity. scumbag-Newsom is also confronting blackouts, though his situation is considerably different from the one Davis faced... The blackout didn't help for a fire was reported on Friday.
Democrats ratchet up impeachment secrecy
by Byron York
{ } ~ A week ago, House Republicans complained that Democrats imposed excessive secrecy on interviews conducted as part of the drive to impeach President Trump. Now, the situation appears to have gotten worse... Friday's interview of Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, marked a new point — a low point, as Republicans see it — in Democratic efforts to keep impeachment information out of public view. In this way: The two previous impeachment interviews, with former special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker and Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson, were conducted in the format of what is known as a transcribed interview. Rep. scumbag-Adam Schiff, who is running the Democratic impeachment effort, decreed that transcripts not be released to the public. At the same time, there were no heavily restrictive rules on what would happen should any member of Congress, acting from memory, reveal things that were said in the interview. The Yovanovitch session was different. Democrats conducted the interview in the format of a deposition, which is different from a transcribed interview. One key difference is that there are serious penalties for lawmakers who reveal the contents of a deposition. Doing so would almost surely subject the offending member to a House ethics investigation. All Republicans remember the price paid by Rep. Devin Nunes, who in 2017, as chairman of the Intelligence Committee, faced an ethics investigation based on a complaint from a Democratic-allied outside group alleging he leaked classified information. Nunes was later cleared of all the charges, but he had to distance himself from some committee activities as the investigation slowly proceeded. Now, some Republican lawmakers express fear of Democrats siccing an ethics investigation on them if they reveal what took place in the Yovanovitch interview, even though none of what was discussed was classified. Look at what happened to Nunes, they say. So Republicans feel tight restrictions on what they can say. What was Yovanovitch asked? What did she answer? Were her answers consistent with what is known about the case? Republicans can't say, fearful that scumbag-Schiff and Democrats will come after them...  scumbag-Schiff and Democrats are doing a disservice to the American people.   
AG Barr’s Speech To Notre Dame Rips 
The Mask Off The Progressive Agenda
by Wes Walker
{ } ~ Why do we like William Barr? Because he is a true public servant… here because he wants to be here, not because he has anything he needs to prove or gain... Barr, from the beginning, was openly thinking about character, legacy and the sort of America he was leaving to future generations. He’s not about flash-and-dazzle. He’s about substance. He’s already risen to levels of personal success. He knew before he ever accepted the post that anyone accepting a role in the Trump administration would be vilified and go through the wringer. But he took it anyway. As expected, he’s being demonized in the press — which could be taken to indicate that he’s looking under the right rocks and making the right people nervous. If you want a glimpse of who he is as a person and what he thinks, he pulls back the curtain a little in his speech to Notre Dame. Judging by the outrage in the hostile press, he’s said a lot of things that rattle some chains that have desperately needed some rattling for a long time...
Qatar Scam to Gain More Influence 
on US Universities
By Ryan Mauro and Alex VanNess
{ } ~ The latest Qatar scam to gain influence on America universities, with no accountability to the Department of Education: Over a million dollars in grants to an anti-American, anti-Semitic professor at Northwestern University... On September 12, the president of Northwestern University, Morton Schapiro released a statement condemning a tweet from one of the university’s professors, Justin Martin. Schapiro described a recent tweet by Martin as “insensitive and deeply disappointing.” Martin, an associate professor in residence at Northwestern’s campus in Doha, Qatar used the anniversary of 9/11 to downplay the heinous nature of this terrorist act. Martin, a journalism professor, has a long history of problematic views. He has expressed support for BDS and Qatar’s involvement in promoting the anti-Semitic movement on U.S. college campuses. The Clarion Project recently exposed the exorbitant spending from foreign countries on American Universities and Northwestern University’s particularly problematic relationship with Qatar. However, contrary to common belief, DoE records do not show all donations from foreign actors and disclosure can be avoided with simple evasive measures. U.S. law requires universities to disclose information about foreign gifts, as well as “any ownership interests in or control over the institution by a foreign entity.” Since 2012, the amount of foreign funding to American universities disclosed to the Education Department is $10,629,930,796. Qatar alone has provided $1,478,676,069 to U.S. universities in the form of gifts and contracts... 
The FBI And NSA Caught Spying On 
American Citizens ILLEGALLY AGAIN!
By Jason Bermas
{ } ~ The news isn’t necessarily that they got caught; it’s that even a secret court has told them that it’s illegal. The fact is that these surveillance systems pre-date 9/11... and every major telecom company has special servers for federal access. Jason Bermas covers the many violations of our privacy and the apparent illusion that we have a 4th Amendment. We live in a national security state with little oversight and no checks and balances.
Trump Channels George McGovern
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The year was 1972 and Americans wanted out of the Vietnam War; the right because it was not being won and the left because of the increasing body count and lies from generals and politicians about “progress” toward defeating the communists.

Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern’s slogan “Come Home, America” resonated with growing numbers of people. When Richard Nixon defeated McGovern in a landslide, even Nixon began planning for a U.S. withdrawal. “Peace with honor” was his slogan.

The late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden cited that withdrawal as evidence that the U.S. had no stomach for long wars. He believed the U.S. would grow weary from the “war on terror,” ceding the killing field to the terrorists.

Now comes President Trump with another promise for a unilateral withdrawal of “between 50 and 100 troops,” from Syria. Many critics of the decision believe it is an invitation for Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan to slaughter Kurdish forces, America’s loyal ally in the region in the fight against terrorism. The Kurds have served as a buffer, preventing an attack by Turkey’s powerful military. Not surprisingly, it didn’t take Turkey long to press its advantage. Reuters reports, “Turkey’s military struck the Syrian-Iraqi border to prevent Kurdish forces using the route to reinforce northeast Syria, as Ankara prepares to launch an offensive there after a surprise U.S. troop pullback.”

Following backlash, the White House appeared to reverse its Syria decision. An administration official, speaking under the condition of anonymity, said, the U.S. is not removing its forces from Syria in the face of a Turkish incursion. Which decision will ultimately prevail?

But Trump has gone further than announcing a unilateral withdrawal of forces, he has threatened Erdogan that if he attacks the Kurds and mistreats ISIS prisoners and does anything the president considers “inhumane,” “they could suffer the wrath of an extremely decimated economy.”

Erdogan is an Islamist and it appears he’s trying to take Turkey back to the days when it was an Islamic state. Does the president seriously believe Erdogan will bow to threats from one he likely considers an “infidel” leader of the “great Satan,” as another Islamist state, Iran, has called us?

The president says he is merely fulfilling a campaign promise to stop involving America in “endless wars.” It is a noble pursuit, but just as it takes two to tango, it also takes two warring sides to declare a ceasefire, or peace. When only one side abandons the battlefield — and with terrorism the battlefield is everywhere — guess which side wins?

Even some usually supportive Capitol Hill Republicans are critical of the president’s decision because it betrays a lack of policy objectives in the region. No one knows, or can articulate, U.S. foreign policy anywhere. Another example: the administration supports the toppling of the Maduro regime in Venezuela, but it is no closer to achieving that stated goal.

Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, who was praised by President Trump for her service when she announced her resignation, has joined the growing chorus of people alarmed by the president’s decision. Haley, a potential presidential candidate in the near future, has said that the new U.S. policy toward the Kurds (if one can call it a policy) amounts to “leaving them to die” and is “a mistake.”

Yes, the Middle East is a snake pit and the U.S. has spent a lot of money over many years trying to kill off the “snakes.” But stopping the killing of those who want to kill us almost guarantees they will return to the battle with renewed resolve and new recruits. What will the unilateral withdrawers say then?

Coming home is no guarantee the terrorists won’t come after us here. In fact, Iran has bragged of having their agents inside the U.S., awaiting instructions to inflict more death and destruction.

America’s withdrawal of troops from Vietnam ensured a communist victory, but that war was more about nationalism than communism. This war is different.

When he was president, George W. Bush said we are fighting terrorists over there, so we won’t have to fight them here. Withdrawing troops and risking the destruction of the Kurds is a step too far.   ~The Patriot Post  

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