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Lindsey Graham and Mick Mulvaney begged Trump not to kill Iran's top general

'This is over the top': Lindsey Graham and Mick Mulvaney begged Trump not to kill Iran's top general, but 4 days later he did it anyway, according to Woodward's new book

Two of President Donald Trump's top advisers desperately tried to stop him from ordering the assassination of Iran's highest-ranking military official, Gen. Qassem Soleimani, in the days leading up to the strike on January 3, according to the veteran journalist Bob Woodward's upcoming book, "Rage."

Insider obtained an early copy of the book, which is set to be released next Tuesday.

Woodward reported that on December 30, Trump told South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, "I'm thinking of hitting Soleimani," the leader of Iran's hardline paramilitary force that supports militants that attack US troops.

Trump and Graham were playing golf at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, when Trump floated the idea.

https://www.businessinsider.com/lindsey-graham-mick-mulvaney-begged-trump-not-kill-soleimani-woodward-2020-9
Posted by Suburban Warrior | Fri Sep 11, 2020, 09:06 PM (5 replies)

DHS spokeswoman pushed NBC News to retract accurate story about terrorists at the border

Source: NBC News

WASHINGTON — A new whistleblower complaint alleges that in late 2018 and early 2019 former senior officials at the Department of Homeland Security sought to inflate the publicly reported number of known or suspected terrorists crossing the border, in a move to increase support for a border wall.

In early 2019, a DHS spokeswoman pushed NBC News to retract an article based on accurate figures the agency had disclosed in a document to Congress in the months prior that were far lower than the nearly 4,000 in a year the administration had been citing publicly.

The January 2019 NBC News article reported that, contrary to those public statements by Trump administration officials, only six immigrants who were known or suspected terrorists had been encountered at the southern border in the first half of fiscal year 2018.

At the time, administration officials were repeating the 4,000 figure in an effort to justify the government shutdown over Trump's border wall, and the lower, more accurate figure undercut their argument.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/dhs-spokeswoman-pushed-nbc-news-retract-accurate-story-about-terrorists-n1239702
Posted by Suburban Warrior | Thu Sep 10, 2020, 07:00 PM (8 replies)

China has successfully kneecapped Trump's TikTok ban as sale talks hit a speed bump

Beijing has successfully thrown a spanner into the acquisition talks between TikTok and various prospective American buyers according to multiple reports from Reuters, the Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg.

Late last week China introduced a set of new export restrictions on 23 categories of technology. Included among these was any content-recommendation technology, meaning TikTok's parent company ByteDance would have to seek government permission if it was going to include TikTok's recommendation algorithm, which decides what videos to show users, in any deal. TikTok's recommendation algorithm is considered the secret sauce that makes the app both highly addictive and valuable.

Currently, TikTok's Chinese parent firm ByteDance is in talks with prospective acquirers about selling off parts of the app to a US buyer, including its US operations.

The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that the prospect of having to strip TikTok of its recommendation algorithm had stalled acquisition talks. A source close to the talks told the Journal that buying TikTok without its recommendation algorithm would be like buying a fancy car with a cheap engine.

https://www.businessinsider.com/tiktoks-us-sale-talks-hit-speed-bump-reports-2020-9
Posted by Suburban Warrior | Thu Sep 3, 2020, 11:40 AM (1 replies)

US trade deficit surges in July to highest in 12 years

Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit surged in July to $63.6 billion, the highest level in 12 years, as imports jumped by a record amount.

The Commerce Department reported that the July deficit, the gap between what America buys and what it sells to foreigners, was 18.9% higher than the June deficit of $53.5 billion. It was the largest monthly deficit since July 2008 during the 2007-2009 recession.

The July deficit increase was driven by a record 10.9% increase in imports which rose to $231.7 billion. Exports were also up but by a smaller 8.1% to $168.1 billion.

When Donald Trump campaigned for president in 2016 he pledged to sharply lower the country’s large trade deficits, especially with China, which for years has been the country with the largest trade surplus with the United States.



Read more: https://apnews.com/dd93ecd3cafc5df88a8f9f4a61693b07?utm_medium=AP&utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow
Posted by Suburban Warrior | Thu Sep 3, 2020, 11:36 AM (9 replies)

#Strokeahontas

is treading on Twitter. It's hilarious.
Posted by Suburban Warrior | Tue Sep 1, 2020, 07:31 PM (16 replies)

The Pool Boy Speaks

https://abcnews.go.com/US/pool-attendant-details-alleged-relationship-becki-jerry-falwell/story?id=72649159
Posted by Suburban Warrior | Fri Aug 28, 2020, 01:29 PM (1 replies)

NY-2nd CD

Dems are running a really impressive candidate to replace the retiring Peter King in New York's 2nd Congressional District. It would be great to flip this seat blue in November.

https://jackiegordonforcongress.com/
Posted by Suburban Warrior | Sat Aug 22, 2020, 09:14 AM (1 replies)

FOX News Panel Reaction to Biden Speech

https://twitter.com/amy_siskind/status/1296662315312582656?s=21
Posted by Suburban Warrior | Fri Aug 21, 2020, 12:49 AM (8 replies)

Background Info on the Chinese Billionaire...

who owns the yacht Bannon was a guest on.

He’s a Chinese billionaire and a member of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago. Is he also a communist spy?

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article232973237.html

From the article:

He is currently seeking political asylum in the United States, where he reportedly avoided deportation by the Trump administration after the president learned Guo was a member of Mar-a-Lago.
Posted by Suburban Warrior | Thu Aug 20, 2020, 07:42 PM (5 replies)

Trump's Business Partners Allegedly Involved In Human Trafficking, Probable Money Laundering

A new report from the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence offers a damning portrait of the people Donald Trump chose as his partners for potential projects in Russia. They include individuals with alleged connections to the mob, to Vladimir Putin and to human trafficking.

The group would comprise an extraordinary list of associates for any international businessman, let alone for the sitting president of the United States.

Trump Organization representatives did not respond to requests for comment. In 2016, Trump Organization lawyer Alan Garten insisted that the business conducts thorough due diligence on its outside partners. “We do extensive vetting on everyone we do business with,” he told Forbes at the time. “We do background checks on an international level. We do background checks on a local level. We check every available database commonly used. We use outside experts who specialize in this area. And that’s in addition to looking at the deal itself. So extensive vetting goes on.”

Doesn’t seem like it. Here are the details on the people connecting Trump to Russia.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2020/08/20/trumps-business-partners-allegedly-involved-in-human-trafficking-mafia-matters-probable-money-laundering/amp/

Posted by Suburban Warrior | Thu Aug 20, 2020, 07:27 PM (4 replies)
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