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NUMBER OF STORIES ABOUT NEWS THAT DOESN’T SUCK: 7

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–ON THE AGENDA—–

 

ONLY STRENGTH + SUNLIGHT PROTECT ONE FROM A LUBYANKA SHITSTORM

POLITICO reports, “On his first official visit to Britain as the U.S. president, Donald Trump warned in an interview that Theresa May’s new Brexit strategy will ‘kill’ any future trade deal with the U.S., backed her rival Boris Johnson for prime minister, accused the mayor of London of being weak on terrorism and said the whole of Europe is ‘losing its culture’ due to mass immigration.” Anything else, perhaps some more white supremacist rhetoric to add, Lubyanka shitstain? POLITICO notes, “Trump’s caustic remarks to the Sun dropped online part-way through a grandiose gala dinner at Blenheim Palace, which May had thrown on Thursday in the president’s honor.” You always knew the Lubyanka shitstain was not going to just make a mess on the red carpet. On Friday, CNN reports, “A giant balloon of ‘Trump Baby’ in a diaper has taken flight over Britain’s Houses of Parliament, kicking off widespread protests planned Friday against the US leader’s controversial visit to the UK.” Let one fly over every home!

From POLITICO and CNN.

 

LISA PAGE, HALF OF THE “FBI SECRET SOCIETY,” CLOSED DOOR HEARING

CNN reports, “Embattled ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page will meet with members of Congress behind closed doors on Friday and Monday, House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte said in a statement. Page initially defied a congressional subpoena Wednesday, with her lawyer citing a lack of information on the scope of the interview and an inability to view materials produced to lawmakers before the interview. Republicans, at the time, were considering holding her in contempt of Congress.” CNN adds, “Goodlatte, a Virginia Republican, said in a statement on Thursday that Page will appear before the House Judiciary and Oversight Committee for a transcribed interview on Friday at 1:30 p.m., which will continue on Monday. Page’s attorney Amy Jeffress has confirmed the meeting.”

From CNN.

 

—–BREAKING—–

 

WHITE HOUSE ORDERS GREATER ACCESS TO STEFAN HALPER FILE
The New York Times
reports, “The White House has rebuffed concerns among American intelligence and law enforcement officials and ordered that more lawmakers be given access to classified information about an informant the F.B.I. used in 2016 to investigate possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia”. The New York Times notes, “Both the director of national intelligence and the director of the F.B.I. tried to keep the classified documents tightly restricted, fearing that a broader dissemination of operational reports and other sensitive material could lead to more leaks of detailed information about the role of the confidential F.B.I. informant.” The New York Times adds, “The F.B.I. files about the informant will now be available to all members of the Senate and House Intelligence Committees, instead of to just a group of congressional leaders known as the Gang of Eight. It is unclear whether Mr. Trump or a lower-level White House official authorized the move.” You can bet the mega-obsessed witch hunt tweeting freak show passed this off to a junior aide. So this is clearly where the fake shadow war against the Deep State is moving because everything else they have tried to avoid confronting the truth has blown up spectacularly on the death cult GOP and the illegitimate president already.

From The New York Times.

 

* MANAFORT MOVED TO LESS VIP JAIL + MUGSHOT RELEASED

The Hill reports, “The mugshot of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was released on Thursday as he was moved to a jail that is closer to Washington, D.C.” Do check out the mugshot. It’s a beautiful thing. He is now in the Alexandria Detention Center. POLITICO adds, “A federal appeals court has turned down former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s request for immediate release from jail”.

From The Hill and POLITICO.

 

* MICHAEL COHEN’S LAWYER TALKS TRUMP’S IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE

Talking Points Memo reports, “Lanny Davis, Michael Cohen’s new lawyer, said Wednesday that he believes President Donald Trump may have committed an impeachable offense when, per former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony, Trump asked Comey not to fire former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Trump has denied this.” Lanny Davis also represents Russian-backed Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash.

From Talking Points Memo.

 

MICHAEL COHEN BOUGHT A $6.7 MILLION NY APARTMENT IN APRIL

The Wall Street Journal reports, “Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer who is under federal investigation, bought a $6.7 million apartment in April in a new Manhattan skyscraper that is being developed by two of Mr. Trump’s longtime friends,” and is “a partnership of real estate firms Fisher Brothers, Witkoff and New Valley.” New Valley is owned by Howard Lorber and curiously the purchase is financed by a mortgage from the developers.

From The Wall Street Journal.

 

* PRINCELING JARED’S SECURITY CLEARANCE STILL NOT TOTALLY FIXED

The Washington Post reports, “Jared Kushner, a senior White House adviser and President Trump’s son-in-law, lacks the security clearance level required to review some of the government’s most sensitive secrets”. The Washington Post adds, “For the first year of the Trump administration, Kushner had nearly blanket access to highly classified intelligence, even as he held an interim security clearance and awaited the completion of his background investigation. But when White House security officials granted him a permanent clearance in late May, he was granted only ‘top secret’ status — a level that does not allow him to see some of the country’s most closely guarded intelligence”. The Washington Post notes, “Kushner has not yet been approved to review ‘sensitive compartmented information,’ better known as SCI.” Still much too much access for a piece of shit quisling! It is also not as if anyone in the regime is known for following protocol or giving away the house out the backdoor anyways.

From The Washington Post.

 

TRUMP TOWER MEETING ATTENDEE SUES BILL BROWDER FOR LIBEL
POLITICO
reports, “A Russian-American lobbyist who attended the infamous meeting with Trump campaign officials at Trump Tower in June 2016 has filed a libel lawsuit against one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent critics. Rinat Akhmetshin filed the civil case Thursday against investor Bill Browder in federal court in Washington, alleging that Browder repeatedly defamed him by labeling him as a Russian intelligence operative.” Yes and suing Bill Browder proves just the opposite. POLITICO adds, “The suit, which seeks a minimum of $1 million in damages, says Browder’s statements have hurt Akmetshin’s lobbying business in Washington.” POLITICO notes, “Akhmetshin is represented in the suit by New York attorneys Michael Tremonte and Michael Gibaldi of law firm Sher Tremonte and by Washington lawyer Kim Sperduto of law firm Sperduto Thomson Gassler.”

From POLITICO.

 

THEATER OF THE ABSURD: DEATH CULT GOP + PETER STRZOK IN THE HOUSE

Business Insider reports, “FBI agent Peter Strzok finally explained on Thursday what he was thinking when he sent a text saying ‘we’ll stop’ Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election.” P.S. They fucking failed to and lied to the American people in allowing an October 31, 2016 story in The New York Times to make it to print which denied the FBI was investigating the Trump campaign for its ties to Russia – thereby following protocol in Trump’s case, something former FBI Director James Comey failed to do when it came to Hillary. But onwards with the bullshit conspiracy involving the FBI Secret Society that was the subject of yesterday’s airing of grievances! This was “a joint hearing before the House Judiciary Committee and House Oversight Committee” that lasted “for several hours,” so the opportunity for stupid was primo. Business Insider adds, “Strzok was there to publicly address Republican accusations that he sought to improperly affect the outcome of the 2016 US election, and had a heated back-and-forth with Rep. Trey Gowdy, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee.” Business Insider notes his role as half of the FBI Secret Society the Republicans allege worked to elect Hillary – who was not elected — as “Strzok played a critical role in both the Clinton and Russia probes. He and Page were kicked off the special counsel Robert Mueller’s team last year after Mueller discovered their text messages and he has since been reassigned within the bureau.” The point in all this is that there really is no point but to direct the focus away from the fact that the president is illegitimate and a tool of a foreign adversary towards those investigating that fact. Most ironically, The New York Times notes, “As the hearing stretched deep into the afternoon, it broke into pandemonium when Representative Louie Gohmert, Republican of Texas, invoked Mr. Strzok’s extramarital affair with Ms. Page to question his character.” Like hello, who is squatting in the White House? And just to be dicks, The New York Times adds, “House Republicans were not placated by such explanations, and repeatedly instructed Mr. Strzok to read select text messages aloud”. For his part, “FBI official Peter Strzok on Thursday said in sworn testimony to the House Judiciary Committee that the salacious Trump-Russia dossier is not why the FBI launched its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election,” Business Insider reports.

From Business Insider, The New York Times and Business Insider.

 

THEATER OF THE ABSURD: PAPADOPOULOS WIFE WON’T TESTIFY

POLITICO reports, “House Democrats’ plans to interview Simona Mangiante Papadopoulos — the wife of former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos — fell through late Wednesday over efforts to reimburse her travel expenses. Papadopoulos told POLITICO that she had arranged to testify to members of the House Intelligence Committee on July 8 and had even selected flights only to be informed that the committee’s Republican majority was unwilling to fund her transportation from Chicago.”

From POLITICO.

 

* BORDER AGENT INVESTIGATED FOR OBTAINING JOURNALIST’S RECORDS

The New York Times reports, “A Border Patrol agent who obtained the confidential travel records of a Washington journalist and used them to press her about her sources last year is under investigation for misuse of government computer systems”. The New York Times adds, “The agent, Jeffrey A. Rambo, who usually worked in the San Diego area, was temporarily assigned at the time to the National Targeting Center, a facility in Sterling, Va. operated by Customs and Border Protection that stores data on the travel of millions of Americans and foreigners. Such information is supposed to be used only under strict rules by immigration and law enforcement officials. Now the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general and investigators from the border agency are examining whether Mr. Rambo used the travel data improperly or illegally and whether anyone else was involved. Press advocates have expressed alarm that a government official would use sensitive private information in what they say amounted to a blackmail attempt against a journalist.” The New York Times recalls, “On June 1, 2017, Mr. Rambo, 33, contacted Ali Watkins, a reporter for Politico at the time who now works at The New York Times, saying that he needed to meet her in Washington immediately. He told Ms. Watkins that he worked for the government but declined to give his name or agency. In a lengthy conversation at a bar near Dupont Circle, Mr. Rambo claimed to be helping the F.B.I with investigations into leaks of sensitive material to journalists. He eventually revealed that he knew the details of a trip to Spain that Ms. Watkins had taken with James A. Wolfe, security director of the Senate Intelligence Committee, who was then her boyfriend.” The New York Times notes, “According to accounts Ms. Watkins provided to friends and editors, Mr. Rambo hinted that he might disclose their relationship to The Washington Post and pressed her to become his informant and report to him on other journalists and their sources.” The New York Times adds, “Law enforcement officials have said they can find no evidence that Mr. Rambo was officially assigned to work on leak investigations.” The New York Times notes, “According to Ms. Watkins’s accounts, Mr. Rambo spoke with enthusiasm to her about Mr. Trump’s crackdown on leaks, telling her that ‘we’re finally going to be able to drain the swamp,’ raising the possibility that he had searched the database for her records on his own initiative.”

From The New York Times.

 

LATEST INCARNATION OF CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA: AUSPEX INTERNATIONAL

BBC News reports, “Former staff from scandal-hit Cambridge Analytica (CA) have set up another data analysis company. Auspex International will be ‘ethically based’ and offer ‘boutique geopolitical consultancy’ services, according to its website.” BBC News notes, “Auspex will work in the Middle East and Africa initially. The company was set up by Ahmed Al-Khatib, a former director of Emerdata, which was also created in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal to continue the work it was doing.” BBC News adds, “Mark Turnbull, former head of CA’s political division, has been appointed as managing director.” BBC News notes, “Companies House lists two directors of Auspex, neither of whom are mentioned in the press release, Alastair Harris, who also appears to have worked at CA, and Omar Al-Khatib, who is listed as a citizen of the Seychelles.”

From BBC News.

 

FAKEBOOK DEPENDS ON CONSPIRACY SITES + DEFENDS THEM

Think Progress reports, “On Wednesday, Facebook announced the lineup of its series of news shows produced exclusively for the platform. Nearly half of the scheduled content consists of Fox News programming”. Think Progress adds, “Later that day, Facebook hosted a ‘Fighting Fake News on Facebook’ question and answer session with reporters in New York City. CNN’s Oliver Darcy asked John Hegeman, Facebook’s Head of News Feed, to explain why Infowars is still allowed on the platform despite being notorious for spreading baseless conspiracy theories”. Think Progress notes, “Darcy noted the obvious hypocrisy in Hegeman’s response and asked how Facebook can say it’s committed to fighting fake news if someone like Alex Jones doesn’t violate community standards ‘just for being false.’ Hegeman didn’t really have an explanation”. That is because their bullshit community has no standards and no ethics beyond “lean in” to riches. So just to be mega-clear, Think Progress adds, “Alex Jones’ Infowars has a verified Facebook account despite claiming the Newtown school shooting was a hoaxthe Parkland school shooting survivors were crisis actorsDemocrats were planning a Civil Warthe terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 were an ‘inside job,’ the ‘Pizzagate’ conspiracy theory was realchemicals in the water turned ‘the freaking frogs gay,’ Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are demonsthe CIA is making you itchy and NASA controls the U.S.” TRUMPISTAN WATCH spits on Zuck and Sheryl once for each of the Sandy Hook victims and then wishes to unleash a plague of gay frogs on FARAbook’s headquarters.

From Think Progress.

 

PENTAGON DENIES RUSSIA INVITED MATTIS FOR TALKS

CNN reports, “The Pentagon denied a recent claim by Russian defense minister Sergei Shoigu that he had invited US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis for talks and that those invitations had been turned down.” CNN adds, “On Wednesday, the Russian Embassy published an interview Shoigu gave to an Italian newspaper where he said that he had invited Mattis to meet ‘more than once.’” So they told a stupid lie. CNN notes, “Shoigu said that ‘the only working communication channel that exists’ between the US and Russia involved the two countries’ top military officers, Gen. Joseph Dunford, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his Russian counterpart Gen. Valery Gerasimov.” Russia only respects strength: remember this always.

From CNN.

 

* NATO COMMANDER SAYS BALTIC PRESENCE NECESSARY TO HALT RUSSIA

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports, “NATO’s deployment of additional resources to the Baltic region despite Russia’s opposition was a ‘necessary step’ based on Moscow’s ‘aggressive actions,’ the Western military alliance’s supreme commander says. U.S. General Curtis Scaparrotti, speaking to RFE/RL on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Brussels on July 12, said that ‘four battalions is not a threat to Russia,’ referring to the additional forces stationed on the alliance’s eastern flank and in Poland in recent months.” Rather, it “is an actual deterrent to any aggression by Russia.”

From Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

 

RUSSIAN SPECIAL FORCES PRACTICE INVADING ON ISLAND NEAR FINLAND
Defense One
reports, “A group of Russian special operations forces parachuted onto the island of Gogland in a Russian-controlled portion of the Gulf of Finland. They hid their parachutes, journeyed deep into the interior, and destroyed a series of mock communications stations, radars and ASM batteries. They then prepped a landing site for a helicopter escape — despite the fact that the island already has a helipad.” The news came via “a July 10 press release on the drill from the Russian Ministry of Defense.” A Finnish analyst Aki Heikkinen noted “Gogland, seized by Russia in 1944, is just 24 miles from the Finnish city of Kotka, Finland.”

From Defense One.

 

RUSSIA OBJECTS TO US-UKRAINE MILITARY EXERCISES IN THE BLACK SEA
Russian state-run Tass
reports, “Sea Breeze 2018 multinational maritime exercise might stir up tensions in southeastern Ukraine and the Black Sea area, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.” Russian state-run Tass adds, “The annual multinational maritime exercise nicknamed Sea Breeze started in the northwestern part of the Black Sea on Monday, July 9. The Sea Breeze annual exercises have been held in Ukraine since 1997 in line with the memorandum of understanding and cooperation in defense and military relations between Ukraine and the United States. Both countries co-host the drills.” Ironically Sea Breeze is the name of Emin Agalarov’s resort north of Baku in Nardaran, Azerbaijan.

From Russian state-run Tass.

 

RUSSIAN AIRCRAFT VIOLATES ESTONAN AIRSPACE

The Baltic Times reports, “A Russian aircraft on Thursday violated the Estonian airspace near the island of Vaindloo in the Gulf of Finland, marking the second time that a Russian aircraft violates the Estonian airspace this week. An Ilyushin IL-96 aircraft belonging to Russia at about noon on Tuesday entered the Estonian airspace near the island of Vaindloo without permission”. The Baltic Times adds, “The aircraft spent less than a minute in Estonian airspace. The plane’s transponder was turned on, but it had not presented a flight plan. The aircraft had no radio contact with Estonian Air Navigation Services.”
From The Baltic Times.

 

—–INDICTMENT ROCK CITY—–

 

* NO ONE

The Ventura County Star reports, “Sentencing has been scheduled in October for the Santa Paula man who pleaded guilty to unknowingly helping the Russians meddle in the 2016 presidential election. Richard Pinedo, 28, is expected to be sentenced at 10 a.m. Oct. 1 in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, according to a court order signed July 2 by Judge Dabney L. Friedrich.” That’s right, Zuck, Sheryl, Jack – they all walk free and have faced zero criminal charges. Meanwhile this guy who is so obscure we have never even seen a picture of him will be locked up. Remember, nobody is above the law except of course those who are! Seems fair and just and totally in line with everything else happening in the most advanced democracy in the world, amirite?

From The Ventura County Star.

 

—–CAMP IVANKA: FROM THE KIDDIE INTERNMENT CAMPS—–

 

NEARLY HALF OF STOLEN YOUNG CHILDREN INELIGIBLE FOR REUNIFICATION

The Washington Post reports, “The Trump administration has released more than half of the youngest children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, officials said, but continues to hold the rest as a court deadline to reunite a much larger group of older children approaches. U.S. District Judge Dana M. Sabraw in San Diego had given federal officials until Tuesday to reunite children under age 5 who were taken from their parents or other adults as part of a crackdown on people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. Federal officials say they could not return 45 of the 103 children for safety reasons or because their parents were deported or in criminal custody. One parent could not be found.” The Washington Post adds, “A report filed with the court late Thursday showed 58 children were reunified across the country, some late at night and across great distances. Children or parents were scattered nationwide, including in Maryland, Texas, New York, Georgia, Louisiana, Arizona and Illinois.” The Washington Post notes, “Sabraw told the government to reunite the older children with their parents by July 26. The government has said there are ‘under 3,000’ such children. Officials say they will provide a list of their names by Friday to the American Civil Liberties Union, which filed the class-action lawsuit that led to the judge’s ruling last month. But in the update filed with the federal court Thursday, ACLU lawyers said the government did not reunite all children with their parents by Tuesday and asked the judge to impose ‘remedies,’ including more information sharing and strict deadlines. Lawyers also asked the judge to order the government to reimburse families for travel costs and to create a fund to pay for counseling for the children.” Meanwhile POLITICO notes, “Attorneys seeking to reunify migrant children separated from their parents at the southern border said Thursday that they were not able to verify the Trump administration’s claim that nearly five dozen children had been returned to their parents.”

From The Washington Post and POLITICO.

 

—–KNOW YOUR ENEMY—–

 

TRUMP WANTS TO DEGRADE THE VISUAL LOOK OF AIR FORCE ONE

Axios reports, “President Trump wants to update the paint job on the next version of Air Force One, ditching the iconic robin’s-egg blue (which he calls a ‘Jackie Kennedy color’) for a bolder, ‘more American’ look.” Since he has no idea what that means or any sense of taste, one can only imagine he would paint the plane gold as he has his own garish fleet and perhaps throw some sort of kitschy eagle on it.

From Axios.

 

ARYAN PRINCESS IVANKA’S PAID FAMILY LEAVE PUSH LIFTS DEM’S POLICY

NPR reports, “An opinion piece by Ivanka Trump published on Wednesday calling for national paid family leave has drawn criticism from a former Obama administration official who says it ignores that Democrats have long pushed for such a measure over objections from Republicans.” Surprise! Aryan princess Ivanka also known as Miss Human Trafficking and a lobotomy with fake tits is cribbing her policy idea and passing it off as her own! In a piece that in all likelihood she did not write herself, NPR adds, “Writing for Fox News, the first daughter, who is also a White House adviser, notes that as a candidate her father proposed guaranteeing six weeks of paid maternity leave in what The Washington Post acknowledged at the time was ‘a striking departure from GOP orthodoxy.’” NPR notes, “The article prompted this response from Chris Lu, who worked for President Barack Obama as White House Cabinet secretary, and later as deputy secretary of labor:’Democrats have led the way on #PaidLeave for years. The FAMILY Act by @SenGillbrand and @rosadelauro is supported by a wide range of stakeholders including business leaders.’” Ideas are, like, hard and stuff, like thinking. NPR adds, “‘As you know, it takes two to tango,’ Trump responded,” because she learned gaslighting from her father. NPR notes, “Lu said: ‘With complete sincerity, I’d welcome the chance to sit down and share ideas on expanding paid leave, either through legislation or business adoption. Helping families shouldn’t be a partisan issue. DM me and let’s set something up.’” And given what we know of this garbage klan she comes from and its ability to follow through, you can bet she did not. You can also bet her policy is not as good as the Democrats because she does not actually know anything.

From NPR.

 

* CHARGES DROPPED AGAINST STORMY OVER OHIO STRIP CLUB INCIDENT
The Washington Post
reports, “Prosecutors in Ohio have dismissed charges against adult-film actress Stormy Daniels after she was accused of ‘fondling’ patrons and police during a Wednesday-night performance at a strip club in Columbus.” Ah, and police! So, political much? The Washington Post adds, “Police had charged Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, with three misdemeanor counts of touching a patron at a ‘sexually oriented’ business in violation of an Ohio strip club law, according to online court records. According to a police report, authorities accused her of touching ‘a specified anatomical area’ of individuals who were present at the performance, including police officers.” The Washington Post notes, “Daniels’s lawyer, Michael Avenatti, said Thursday morning on MSNBC that police had set up a ‘sting operation’ at Sirens strip club, where Daniels was performing. During the show, Avenatti said, undercover police officers asked Daniels for permission to place their faces between her breasts, though the attorney declined to release further details about the performance.” Welcome to Trumpistan! The reason for Trump’s popularity has as much to do with him living out the fantasies, consequence free, of his death cult followers as it does Russia. But do not think this was consequence free for the women involved! No, women must be punished in Trumpistan merely for existing. Stormy tweeted out, “Saddened to hear the other 2 dancers arrested with me last night did not have their charges dropped.” We live in a disgusting country and the death cult only wishes slaughter and slavery upon us all.

From The Washington Post.

 

—–DISINFO WARS—–

 

THINK OF ALL THE BEER + CHEDDAR YOU CAN BUY WITH $1,000

CNN reports, “Sean Spicer’s book is hitting shelves later this month, and those who want to attend the opening launch party should be prepared to shell out some money. Organizers are selling tickets for the former White House press secretary’s July 24 launch event, with prices starting at $30 and going up to as much as $1,000.” CNN notes, “The event is being held on the Wharf, a glitzy new development in Washington, DC, at Pearl Street Warehouse. It is being hosted in part by Joyce and Bruce Gates, co-owners of the venue,” and lead fashy cockroaches infesting it who think they are cool for having warehouse parties. CNN adds, “Spicer told CNN on Wednesday that the admission fees, which he said were being charged by the organizers, not him, were aimed at defraying the costs of hosting the party at a large venue. He said he is not making any profit off the tickets and added that organizers had modeled it after similar events.” Tells you he has not learned how to pimp his own ride yet. CNN adds, “A second book launch party is being held for Spicer on July 26 at Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC. That party — hosted by Donald Trump Jr., Lara Trump, Rebecca Spicer, and others — has no cost associated with it for attendees. Invitations for that party were sent by organizers to select individuals.” Bring your own barf bag to both less the queue for the loo be long. CNN notes, “A third book launch party is slated for July 28 in his home state of Rhode Island, according to Spicer’s website.”

From CNN.

 

—–TOWARDS A PEACEFUL NUCLEAR EXCHANGE—–

 

NORTH KOREA MIA FOR MIA REMAINS MEETING

The Washington Post reports, “North Korean officials did not turn up to a Thursday meeting with the U.S. military about repatriating the remains of the war dead, according to a U.S. official with knowledge of the situation. The two sides had been expected to meet at the Korean Peninsula’s demilitarized zone and discuss the return of U.S. troop remains from the 1950-1953 war — an arrangement the State Department had announced after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to Pyongyang Friday and Saturday.” The Washington Post adds, “On Thursday, however, Defense Department and United Nations Command officials were left waiting in the DMZ’s Joint Security Area. The expected North Korean officials never arrived”. The Washington Post notes, “In a statement released to reporters on Thursday, South Korea’s Foreign Ministry said that North Korean military officials were seeking a meeting with their U.S. counterparts on Sunday.” The Washington Post adds, “According to estimates from the Pentagon, 7,700 U.S. troops are unaccounted for from the Korean War. Of that number, 5,300 are believed to have been killed north of the 38th parallel, which marks the border between the Koreas.”

From The Washington Post.

 

—–RADIO MOSCOW: STORIES FROM THEIR PRESS AND OURS—–

 

SOME OF THE KREMLIN’S NOTORIOUS BITCHES IN ONE MOSCOW EVENT!

Russian state-run Tass reports, “Renowned American actor and film director Steven Seagal will open the Mobilistic (mobility and logistics) technology festival in Moscow’s Crocus Expo exhibition center, which will run from August 29 to September 9, Crocus Group First Vice President Emin Agalarov told reporters on Thursday.” Oh boy!

From Russian state-run Tass.

 

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