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Trump Expected to Name Richard Grenell as Acting Head of Intelligence

Source: NYT

The move would place a Trump loyalist atop the intelligence agencies long viewed skeptically by the White House.

WASHINGTON — President Trump was expected to name Richard Grenell, the American ambassador to Germany, to be the acting director of national intelligence, three people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

Mr. Grenell, whose outspokenness throughout his career as a political operative and then as ambassador has prompted criticism, is a vocal Trump loyalist who will lead a group of national security agencies often viewed skeptically by the White House.

He would take over from Joseph Maguire, who has served as the acting director of national intelligence since the resignation last summer of Dan Coats, a former Republican senator from Indiana. Mr. Grenell, who has pushed to advance gay rights in his current post, would apparently also be the first openly gay cabinet member.

Mr. Grenell did not respond to a request for comment, nor did a White House spokesman. The people familiar with the move cautioned that the president had a history of changing his mind on personnel decisions after they were revealed in the news media.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/19/us/politics/dni-national-intelligence-director-grenell.html

Lev Parnas told the Daily Beast that Grenell agreed to give a "heads up" to Kremlin-connected oligarch Dmitry Firtash if DOJ was about to move to extradite him to face trial here

Bernie isn't the first candidate to be attacked with the "socialism" fear both from the GOP & his

own party & I'm always amazed at the amount of attacks Bernie gets right here on DU for his fight for We The People


Disgracing vets with Purple Hearts is a GOP tradition

updated 8/31/2004 1:26:38 PM

NEW YORK — Democrats on Tuesday accused the GOP leadership of organizing a demonstration against candidate John Kerry’s war record, calling “purple heart bandages” handed out by a convention delegate a slap at all veterans who have won the decoration.

“They insulted the United States of America, even though the president belatedly supported the combat record of John Kerry,” said Rep. Charles Rangel of New York, a military veteran himself.

Republican Chairman Ed Gillespie asked delegate Morton Blackwell of Arlington, Va., to quit handing out the bandages, which carried the message: “It was just a self-inflicted scratch, but you see I got a Purple Heart for it.”

The purple heart bandages were visible on some delegates Monday afternoon but were not in evidence by Monday night when party members delivered the convention’s first major speeches. Blackwell had distributed about 250 of the bandages.


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US reports first human-to-human transmission of Coronavirus

Source: The Guardian

Health officials in the US have reported their country’s first case of person-to-person transmission of the Chinese coronavirus, the Associated Press is reporting.
The patient is the spouse of a Chicago woman diagnosed with the virus after returning from Wuhan, and is the sixth reported in the US. The other five were all travellers who developed the illness after coming into the US from China.

Read more: Link to source

White House has issued formal threat to Bolton to keep him from publishing book

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN)The White House has issued a formal threat to former national security adviser John Bolton to keep him from publishing his book, "The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir," sources familiar with the matter tell CNN.

The White House had no comment. Neither Bolton nor a spokesman for the publisher, Simon & Schuster, responded to a request for comment.
The letter comes in the midst of President Donald Trump attacking Bolton on Twitter, and Bolton's lawyer accusing the White House of corrupting the vetting process for Bolton's book by sharing the contents of the book with those outside the National Security Council's Records Management Division.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/29/politics/donald-trump-john-bolton-white-house-book/index.html

Tonight on PBS American Experience Dr. Harvey Wiley: Father of Pure Food The Poison Squad

Massive 7.7-magnitude earthquake strikes between Cuba, Jamaica

Source: WESH 2 News

Jamaica and south of Cuba, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

It was centered about 77 miles north-northwest of Lucea, Jamaica, and hit at 2:10 p.m. local time Tuesday. The epicenter was a relatively shallow 6 miles beneath the surface.

People as far north as South Florida reported feeling shaking.

It’s not immediately clear is there is any damage.

Read more: https://www.wesh.com/article/massive-earthquake-strikes-between-cuba-jamaica/30692168#

Now that he let a deadly virus into the US tRump should heed is own words


Business: Trump appears open to overhauling Social Security and Medicare, in break from 2016 campaig

Source: WaPo

President Trump appeared to express a new openness to revamping entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare in an interview aired Wednesday morning, potentially opening the door to overhauling two of America's largest government programs if he is elected to a second term.
Speaking with CNBC from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Trump said tackling entitlement spending is "the easiest of all things" and seemed to suggest higher economic growth would make it easier to reduce spending on those programs. It was unclear exactly what changes the president was envisioning, and the White House did not immediately respond to a request to clarify.
"At the right time, we will take a look at that. You know, that's actually the easiest of all things, if you look," Trump said. He later added when asked about entitlements: "Well, we're going -- we're going to look. We also have assets that we've never had. I mean we've never had growth like this."

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/01/22/trump-appears-open-overhauling-social-security-medicare-break-2016-campaign/
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