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Trump Boasts About Watching ‘Top Secret’ Iran Video

Source: The Huffington Post

Trump Boasts About Watching ‘Top Secret’ Iran Video Immediately After Becoming Eligible To Receive Classified Briefings

His vivid description raised questions about whether he disclosed classified material.
08/03/2016 07:12 pm ET | Updated 3 hours ago

Donald Trump on Wednesday described vivid details from a video he said he had watched earlier in the day of Iranian officials unloading cash from an airplane. The money was part of a payment, announced earlier this year, from the U.S. to Iran to settle a decades-old dispute over an incomplete weapons sale.

“I’ll never forget the scene this morning,” Trump told the crowd in Daytona Beach, Florida, of what he said he had watched. “Iran ― I don’t think you’ve heard this anywhere but here ― Iran provided all of that footage, the tape, of taking that money off that airplane.

“Over there, where that plane landed, top secret, they don’t have a lot of paparazzi, you know,” Trump said. “The paparazzi doesn’t do so well over there.” But “they have a perfect tape, obviously done by a government camera, and the tape is of the people taking the money off the plane. It’s a military tape. It’s a tape that was a perfect angle, nice and steady.”

No publicly available video matches what Trump described. This raises the possibility that Trump was either fabricating the contents of a non-existent video, or he was disclosing information to which he has newly been granted access.

Trump’s description of the “top secret” tape came just days after the Republican presidential nominee became eligible to receive classified intelligence briefings ― a privilege afforded to the nominees of the two major political parties in order to prepare them, should they win the White House.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-iran-intelligence-briefing_us_57a26249e4b04414d1f370b9


BIG MOUTH: Trump Blabs Top Secret Info From Intelligence Briefings At Campaign Rally
Posted at 9:00 pm on August 3, 2016 by Ben Howe

There is zero part of me that has ever thought he is the type of guy who could keep a secret. He's proven this several times by disclosing the contents of off-the-record meetings and private conversations in order to get digs in on people who had "wronged" him.

Unfortunately, as a candidate for president, Trump is granted access to top secret intelligence briefings in preparation for the possibility that he will be sitting in the oval office someday.

There was never any way that would end well and it appears to have already gone south, mere days after getting access as Trump described in detail an apparently top-secret video he watched.

Trump: My policies could have prevented 9/11

Source: The Hill

Donald Trump argued Wednesday that his immigration policies could have prevented the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks by keeping the hijackers from entering America in the first place.

The GOP presidential nominee brought up the issue at a rally in Daytona Beach, Fla., while rehashing a series of controversies that plagued his primary bid, specifically when he said Muslims were "dancing on the streets and the rooftops" in New Jersey celebrating the attack on the World Trade Center.

"By the way, those people who knocked down the World Trade Center, most likely under the Trump policy wouldn't have been here to knock down the World Trade Center," he said.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/290317-trump-my-policies-could-have-prevented-9-11

Roger Marshall unseats Rep. Tim Huelskamp in bitter Republican primary

Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal

Roger Marshall unseats Rep. Tim Huelskamp in bitter Republican primary
Marshall: 'I'm just happy for Kansas...I think Kansas won tonight.'

Posted: August 2, 2016 - 10:26pm

By Justin Wingerter
[email protected]

For the first time in 70 years, a congressman representing the state’s 1st District was defeated in a primary as political novice Roger Marshall edged past U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp on Tuesday, ending a divisive contest between two Republicans that hinged on personality rather than policy.

“I truly am speechless,” Marshall said in an interview. “I’m just happy for Kansas...I think Kansas won tonight.”

Marshall said he and his wife were gearing up for a late night Tuesday after polling showed the race between himself and Huelskamp to be close. Instead, the margin of victory was more than a dozen percentage points.

“I’m shocked,” Marshall said. “All of our internal polling had us up one or two percent.”

Well-funded by his own pocketbook and those of donors, Marshall battled Huelskamp for more than a year across the 63-county district that covers most of the state, including its entire western half. The Great Bend obstetrician and hospital executive seized on Huelskamp’s removal from the House Agriculture Committee and opposition to the 2014 farm bill as emblematic of the congressman’s uncompromising conservatism harming constituents.

Read more: http://cjonline.com/news/2016-08-02/roger-marshall-unseats-rep-tim-huelskamp-bitter-republican-primary


Tea Party Congressman Loses Primary
Rep. Tim Huelskamp, chairman of the Tea Party Caucus, was beaten by a GOP moderate.
08/02/2016 11:46 pm ET | Updated 3 minutes ago

Matt Fuller
Congressional Reporter, The Huffington Pos

WASHINGTON ― One of the biggest winners from the departure of ex-Speaker John Boehner is now one of the few losers in the 2016 primary season.

Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kansas) became just the third Republican this year to lose a primary, falling Tuesday night to Roger Marshall, an obstetrician who argued he’d be a more reasonable and effective lawmaker for Kansans. Marshall’s win all but guarantees he’ll represent the safely Republican district next year.

Huelskamp, during his three terms in Congress, developed a prickly reputation for regular dissent on GOP bills, and for two votes to oust Boehner. Huelskamp was an original member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, a rambunctious group of roughly 40 conservatives who are often at odds with Republican leadership.

While Huelskamp’s loss is a blow to the Freedom Caucus, his primary race was more than just a generic GOP conservative-vs.-establishment contest.

Trump refuses to support Paul Ryan, John McCain in upcoming Republican primaries

Source: The Washington Post

Trump refuses to support Paul Ryan, John McCain in upcoming Republican primaries

By Philip Rucker August 2 at 4:29 PM

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is refusing to back House Speaker Paul D. Ryan in his upcoming primary election, saying in an interview Tuesday that he is “not quite there yet” in endorsing his party’s top-ranking elected official.

Trump also said he was not supporting Sen. John McCain in his primary in Arizona, and he singled out Sen. Kelly Ayotte as a weak and disloyal leader in New Hampshire, a state whose presidential primary Trump won handily.

With Ryan’s Wisconsin primary scheduled for next Tuesday, Trump praised the House speaker’s underdog opponent, Paul Nehlen, for running “a very good campaign.” Trump said that Ryan has sought his endorsement, but that as of now he is only “giving it very serious consideration.”

“I like Paul, but these are horrible times for our country,” Trump said. “We need very strong leadership. We need very, very strong leadership. And I’m just not quite there yet. I’m not quite there yet.”

Trump’s refusal to back Ryan represents an extraordinary breach of political decorum and signals that the Republican Party remains divided two weeks after a national convention in Cleveland staged to showcase party unity.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-refuses-to-endorse-paul-ryan-in-gop-primary-im-just-not-quite-there-yet/2016/08/02/1449f028-58e9-11e6-831d-0324760ca856_story.html?hpid=hp_no-name_no-name%3Apage%2Fbreaking-news-bar&tid=a_breakingnews
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