James Mattis versus Blofeld Trump

August 11, 2017

It’s nerve wracking to watch but James Mattis has once more escaped Donald Trump’s  snare to start a war to divert from the Russia probe.

Watch a summary of the latest developments in the North Korea policy conflict between Trump and Generals James Mattis and John Kelly here.

(Mattis is in the side car carrying the nuclear codes)


JAMES MATTIS INTERVENES TO STOP TRUMP’S WW3 AGENDA

August 11, 2017

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis steps in to say war with North Korea would be ‘catastrophic’ after Trump warns his ‘fire and fury’ threat ‘wasn’t tough enough’

US Defense Secretary James Mattis spoke amid rising tensions with North Korea

Donald Trump has stepped up rhetoric following threats on US territory Guam

He said earlier vow to unleash ‘fire and fury’ on the North did not go far enough

But Mattis has called for a more peaceful and diplomatic resolution to the crisis

By JAY AKBAR FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 09:05 BST, 11 August 2017 | UPDATED: 09:05 BST, 11 August 2017

US Defense Secretary James Mattis has said war with North Korea would be ‘catastrophic’ as tensions with the reclusive nation reach breaking point.

But asked whether the United States was ready if North Korea did commit a hostile act, he responded: ‘We are ready.’

President Donald Trump again stepped up the rhetoric against North Korea on Thursday, saying an earlier threat to unleash ‘fire and fury’ on Pyongyang if it launched an attack was not tough enough.

But Mattis has urged a more peaceful resolution, saying: ‘The American effort is diplomatically led, it has diplomatic traction, it is gaining diplomatic results and I want to stay right there right now.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4781052/Defense-Secretary-Jim-Mattis-war-North-Korea-catastrophic.html#ixzz4pR2C1D4W


CHINA THREATENS WAR IF US CARRIES OUT PRE EMPTIVE STRIKE ON NORTH KOREA

August 11, 2017

From Time

“China should also make clear that if North Korea launches missiles that threaten U.S. soil first and the U.S. retaliates, China will stay neutral,” the Global Times, which is widely read but does not represent government policy, said in an editorial.

“If the U.S. and South Korea carry out strikes and try to overthrow the North Korean regime and change the political pattern of the Korean Peninsula, China will prevent them from doing so,” it said.

http://time.com/4896708/china-north-korea-attack-us/


Trump thanks Putin for expelling US diplomats…

August 11, 2017

From The Independent

Donald Trump has thanked President Vladimir Putin for expelling nearly 800 American diplomats from Russia because it allows the US to “cut down our payroll”.

The US leader is on a 17-day “working vacation” at his own golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey and made the comments while addressing the press.

Mr Putin ordered the US to cut its foreign service staff by 755 people in an apparent responsive to new sanctions placed on Russia by the US Congress, which in turn were a response to Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-putin-thanks-diplomats-russia-expelled-payroll-save-money-a7887361.html


CONGRESS TRIES TO ASSERT AUTHORITY OVER “MAD” TRUMPSKI BEFORE HE DRIVES UNNECESSARY WAR WITH NORTH KOREA TO DELAY PROSECUTION AND JAIL IN FBI PROBE

August 10, 2017

From CNN

Michigan Democratic Rep. Dan Kildee told CNN’s Poppy Harlow on Wednesday Congress should weigh in, especially with Trump in the Oval Office.
“This is a conversation that needs to take place. The authority of congress should be asserted, particularly in the case of this president where he seems to be somewhat erratic when it comes to what he suggests is American foreign policy,” Kildee said

The disconnect between Capitol Hill and the White House lies in the disagreement over what constitutes a threat to US national security, a question that comes with lots of legal ambiguity that gives the Executive Branch wide latitude.
Steve Vladeck, a CNN legal analyst and professor at the University of Texas School of Law, said the Constitution effectively distinguishes between offensive military action, which requires congressional approval, and defensive military action, which does not. But in practice, it comes down to more of a political question than a legal one.
Audit finds Afghanistan contractor billed US for luxury cars
Audit finds Afghanistan contractor billed US for luxury cars
“It’s probably the case that Congress could not stop the President from defending the United States from an imminent attack. It probably is the case that Congress could prevent the President from launching offensive military operations without provocation. And all of the fight is over the gray area in between those two points,” Vladeck said. “Where the line is between defense and offense?”

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/08/09/politics/trump-bomb-north-korea-congress/index.html


Dems win back Iowa seat after swing of 22% against Trumpski

August 10, 2017

Democrats have won back a seat from Trump’s Republicans in Iowa in a special election after a swing of 22%. The win is a sign of how just how fast and far Trump’s base has crumbled after he has spectacularly failed to fulfil his election pledges, preferring instead to start a new cash for favours scam, specifically with his son in law and daughter, selling out US interests.
 

From Iowastartingonline

Iowa Democrats pulled off an impressive and important victory in a Southeast Iowa special election this evening, boosting the party’s hopes that 2018 could be a bounce-back year. Democratic veterinarian Phil Miller of Fairfield comfortably defeated Republican farmer Travis Harris of Davis County, 4,021 to 3,324 (about 55% to 45%), thanks largely to a massive victory in his hometown of Jefferson County. That means Democrats will hold on to a key rural swing district that Donald Trump won in November by 22 points.

Although voter registration numbers are relatively even in District 82 – 6,611 registered Republicans to 6,257 registered Democrats – Trump defeated Hillary Clinton here 57.8% to 36.4%. That was a big swing from Barack Obama’s victory over Mitt Romney here in 2012, 49.7% to 47.9%, and emblematic of the new Republican advantage in Southeast Iowa. Many Iowa political observers have wondered if this trend was permanent, or if strong, local Democratic candidates could still prevail.

https://iowastartingline.com/2017/08/08/iowa-democrats-win-special-election-in-trump-22-district/


JUSTICE DEPARTMENT HAS OFFERED HILLARY A PLEA DEAL OVER HER EMAIL SCAM. JEFF SESSIONS CRACKS DOWN ON ORGANIZED CRIME INFILTRATING HIGHEST LEVELS OF US GOVERNMENT

August 10, 2017

From The Daily Wire

“The Justice Department has reopened the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified material on her private email system while she was secretary of state, and is considering offering her a plea bargain if she will agree to plead guilty to charges of breaking the law, according to a Clinton attorney,” Newsmax reports.

The discussion of a plea bargain took place late last month and was offered by a high-ranking Justice Department official to the Clinton lawyer.

During the exploratory talks with the prosecutor, the Clinton attorney was told that despite former FBI Director James Comey’s decision last July not to prosecute Hillary, the Justice Department has reexamined the email case and believes there are ample grounds for prosecuting Hillary on a number of counts.

Under the Justice Department’s plea offer, Hillary would be required to sign a document admitting that she committed a prosecutable crime. In return, the DOJ would agree not to bring charges against Hillary in connection with the email probe.

Also as part of the agreement, the Justice Department would not proceed with an investigation of Hillary’s pay to play deals with foreign governments and businessmen who contributed to the Clinton Foundation or who paid Bill Clinton exorbitant speaking fees.

The Clinton attorney cautioned that normally a plea is offered by a prosecutor only upon arraignment, and Hillary has not yet been charged with any crime.

http://www.dailywire.com/news/19523/report-justice-department-has-offered-hillary-plea-joseph-curl

Infowars has also confirmed that the Justice Deptment has reopened the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information on her private email system while she was secretary of state:

https://www.infowars.com/watch-live-hillary-to-be-offered-plea-deal-by-sessions-breaking-news/