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Former Joint Chiefs chairman calls Trump’s church photo-op

“Even in the midst of the carnage we are witnessing, we must endeavor to see American cities and towns as our homes and our neighborhoods,” Mullen wrote in an op-ed for The Atlantic published Tuesday. “They are not ‘battle spaces’ to be dominated, and must never become so.” His comments come after Trump declared himself “your president of law and order” Monday evening and vowed to return order to American streets using the military if widespread violence isn’t quelled. “If a city or state refuses to take the actions necessary to defend the life and property of their residents, then ... Read more

Transcripts Reveal Flynn Didn’t Discuss Dropping Sanctions in Calls with Russian Ambassador

Newly released transcripts of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s conversations with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak prove that, contrary to the establishment media’s narrative, Flynn did not discuss dropping sanctions in his multiple conversations with Kislyak during the Trump transition period. On Friday, recently appointed Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe sent the transcripts to two top Senate Republicans: Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, and Chuck Grassley of Iowa, chairman of the Finance Committee. This came just a week after Ratcliffe’s predecessor, former acting DNI Richard Grenell, vowed to declassify the conversations. The transcripts, which ... Read more

Transcripts released of Flynn’s calls with Russian diplomat

WASHINGTON — Transcripts of phone calls that played a pivotal role in the Russia investigation were declassified and released Friday, showing that Michael Flynn, as an adviser to then-President-elect Donald Trump, urged Russia’s ambassador to be “even-keeled” in response to punitive Obama administration measures, and assured him “we can have a better conversation” about relations between the two countries after Trump became president. Democrats said the transcripts showed that Flynn lied to the FBI when he denied details of the conversation, and that he was undercutting a sitting president while communicating about sanctions with a country that had just interfered ... Read more

Trump’s Anti-Protest Remarks Were a 2020 Campaign Play

Read: Trump is terrified of protest Trump strode to a Rose Garden lectern set against a backdrop of four flags. Between explosions audible on news broadcasts, Trump proclaimed himself the president of “law and order,” calling on mayors and governors to use decisive force to defend residents and announcing he’d deploy the military to assist. He vowed to keep Americans safe while showing respect for “the righteous cries of peaceful protesters.” But the speech was just part of the spectacle. After he finished, he said he wanted to pay homage to a “very special place.” He left the White House’s ... Read more

‘I Am George Floyd:’ Top Enlisted Airman Voices Outrage, Calls for Justice Review

Hours after Defense Secretary Mark Esper called American streets “the battlespace” for which the U.S. military should preserve dominance amid protests and riots across the nation, the Air Force’s top enlisted leader published an emotional post likening himself to African Americans who died as a result of police brutality, and asked fellow leaders and citizens to work toward “making things better.” In a lengthy Twitter thread posted Monday, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright encouraged “everyone to fight, not just for freedom, justice and equality, but to fight for understanding.” He also called for an “independent ... Read more

Son of Minnesota’s Attorney General Pledges Support for Antifa as Trump Calls It a ‘Terrorist Organization’

If you were going to pick a weekend to get on board the antifa train, I’ll say this much: This probably wasn’t the weekend to do so. The diffuse group of loosely organized groups of privileged thugs fights “fascism” by regularly engaging in fascist tactics designed to intimidate those with whom they disagree, ranging from the Proud Boys to random bourgeois institutions. It’s unknown how much they’ve contributed to the violence and property destruction during the riots that have transpired in the wake of George Floyd’s death, but members often travel across state lines to engage in such activities, so ... Read more

Cambodia’s leader calls for foreign military drills, aid

Cambodia’s prime minister invited foreign powers Monday to conduct military drills in the country as he called for overseas funding to build a pier and relocate an army training centre. But the strongman premier insisted that the country would not allow a foreign “military base on its territory”. The Wall Street Journal reported last year on a draft deal allowing China to dock warships and store weapons at the Ream naval base near the coastal city of Sihanoukville. Hun Sen — a staunch ally to Beijing — has previously denied the claims, pointing to Cambodia’s constitution which forbids any foreign ... Read more

Anti-Trump Lana Del Ray Accused of Racism After She Calls Out Feminist Movement

The more famous you are, the bigger your following becomes, the better chance you have of being called out for failing to adhere to political correctness. In an unusual story, left-wing celebrity Lana Del Rey called out feminism in the music industry in a May 21 Instagram post. Despite her original post having to do with feminism, she was ultimately accused of espousing racism. In her post, the singer listed several prominent musicians and asked a simple question: If they are allowed to sing about sex and cheating, why can’t she perform songs about the realities of abusive relationships? Del ... Read more

Cruz Calls For Criminal Investigation Of Twitter For Violating Iran Sanctions

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is calling on the Justice Department and the Treasury Department to conduct a criminal investigation into Twitter probing whether the tech giant is violating U.S. sanctions against Iran by providing Iranian leaders an online platform. In a letter addressed to Attorney General William Barr and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Friday, Cruz accused Twitter of violating sanctions that prohibit American corporations from providing services to the Middle Eastern nation’s leaders by allowing top officials to remain on the site. In February, Cruz had previously written to Twitter urging the social media company to remove Iranian leaders ... Read more

Ted Cruz Calls for Criminal Investigation of Twitter

Sen. Ted Cruz is calling for a criminal investigation into Twitter for allowing Iran’s authoritarian leaders to use its platform to spread disinformation, which he said violates current sanctions against the Islamist country. In a letter written to Attorney General William Barr and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, the Texas Republican called for an investigation into Twitter, citing “possible criminal violations of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA).” The IEEPA gives the president a broad authority to react to national security threats during a declared national emergency, which includes imposing penalties on any foreign state, person or any other entity ... Read more