The Lincoln Project's 'Never Trump' ads expertly troll a president who never fails to take the bait
The Lincoln Project, which was created by a group of anti-Trump Republican political operatives last December, believes there is a logic to being a metaphorical fly buzzing around the president’s head.
Japan is 'shocked' and furious at the US after a major coronavirus outbreak at 2 Marine bases in Okinawa — and says the US is not taking the virus seriously
Police seize gun from couple who pointed weapons at protesters
New Flynn Notes: ‘FBI Leadership’ Decided Not to Provide Russian Call Transcripts to Flynn in Interview
Newly released documents in the Michael Flynn case include a January 2017 DOJ draft memo that states “FBI leadership” decided against showing Flynn transcripts of his calls with the Russian ambassador in the White House interview that led to his guilty plea.The DOJ document, dated January 30, 2017 — along with a batch of handwritten notes from DOJ and FBI officials describing Flynn’s White House interview with former FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI agent Joseph Pientka on January 24, 2017 — shed further light on the FBI’s spontaneous interview with Flynn, who had just begun his role as national-security adviser for President Trump.“FBI advised that based on this interview, they did not believe General Flynn was acting as an age of Russia,” the DOJ draft document, which is heavily redacted, states. “FBI also advised that although they recognized the statements were inconsistent with the FISA collection, they believed that Flynn believed what he was telling them. FBI did not confront Flynn with the communications during the interview.”The document explains that while the Bureau “prompted Flynn with language used during the call,” Flynn was not shown his actual words because of a decision “made by FBI leadership not to confront Flynn with the actual tech cuts.”The mentioning of “tech cuts” about the interview’s subject matter — Flynn’s December 2016 conversations with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak — adds further context to the questions over how Flynn’s calls were monitored in the first place. “Tech cuts” are commonly referred to as internal FBI documents that contain and describe FISA intelligence, suggesting that the FBI picked up Flynn’s calls through FISA surveillance. DOJ inspector general Michael Horowitz has said his office found no evidence of a FISA application on Flynn, raising the possibility that Flynn's calls with Kislyak were picked up through FISA surveillance of the Russians.In texts between Strzok and then-DOJ lawyer Lisa Page, with whom he was having an affair, Strzok references the cuts that the Bureau had obtained of Flynn’s calls, saying that then-FBI Assistant Director Bill Priestap was concerned with “sharing” information on Flynn — dubbed Crossfire Razor, or “CR” for short — with the Obama White House.“He, like us, is concerned with over sharing,” Strzok texted Page on January 3, 2017, according to a transcript obtained by John Solomon. “Doesn’t want Clapper giving CR cuts to WH. All political, just shows our hand and potentially makes enemies.”In April, unsealed documents from the Flynn investigation showed that Flynn was investigated in a case predicated by the FBI’s “Crossfire Hurricane” probe of the 2016 Trump campaign, but the Bureau moved to close the investigation on January 4, 2017, after an “absence of any derogatory information” about Flynn’s Russian contacts. Strzok then intervened to keep the case open, explaining that “7th floor involved” — referencing the floor in Bureau headquarters that houses senior FBI leadership.Transcripts of Flynn’s calls with Kislyak were released in May, showing that Flynn never mentioned “sanctions” and asked Russia not to “escalate” after the Obama administration sanctioned the Kremlin for election interference.Flynn released the documents in a Friday court filing after they were handed over to his defense team by the Justice Department this week. Flynn is currently locked in a battle with U.S. District Court judge Emmet Sullivan, who has so far refused to drop Flynn’s guilty plea despite the DOJ’s move to withdraw its case, citing previously undisclosed exculpatory information.“In short, there was no crime for many reasons,” Flynn’s lawyer Sidney Powell wrote of the new information. “These documents were known to exist at the highest levels of the Justice Department and by Special Counsel, yet they were hidden from the defense for three years.”On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ordered Powell and the DOJ to respond within 10 days to Judge Sullivan's Thursday "en banc" petition for Flynn's case to be heard by the full appeals court. A panel for the D.C. Circuit has already ruled that Sullivan must dismiss the case.
Hamburg sex workers demand Germany's brothels reopen
Prostitutes demonstrated in Hamburg's red light district late on Saturday evening demanding that Germany's brothels be allowed to reopen after months of closure to curb the spread of coronavirus. With shops, restaurants and bars all open again in Germany, where prostitution is legal, sex workers say they are being singled out and deprived of their livelihoods despite not posing a greater health risk. "The oldest profession needs your help," read a notice held up by one woman in a brothel window in the Herbertstrasse, which was flooded with red light after being dark since March.
City mulls razing site where 1st Alaska flag flew
The fate of one of Alaska’s most historic yet neglected structures could be decided Monday as city officials in Seward weigh whether to demolish a former Methodist boarding school where the Alaska territorial flag was first flown almost a century ago and where its Alaska Native designer lived. Benny Benson was among the orphans and displaced children who lived at the Jesse Lee Home, many of whom were sent there after the Spanish flu devastated Alaska Native villages.
Fire sends 3 people to hospital in Las Vegas
Russia's journalists under increasing pressure from the secret services in wake of Putin's shaky referendum victory
Russia's intelligence services have 'stepped up' their war on free media, carrying out a series of operations designed to intimidate journalists in the wake of Vladimir Putin's controversial referendum victory last week. In an unprecedented case for post-Soviet Russia, prominent defence reporter Ivan Safronov was seized outside his home on Tuesday morning by secret service agents and arrested on suspicion of treason. Citing the secret nature of the case, the investigators have not published any evidence to back up their claims but the reporter faces 20 years in prison. Last week’s overwhelming approval of constitutional amendments allowing Vladimir Putin to stay in office at least until 2036 was hailed by the Kremlin as a “triumph.” But results at the polling stations that were monitored by independent observers indicated something resembling a split vote. That was an apparent cue for Russia’s FSB secret service to take action.
Parents face dilemma as US schools seek to reopen
With the start of the US school year only weeks away, Marina Avalos still has no idea how or where her 7-year-old daughter will attend classes. Like many mothers, Avalos is reluctant to send her child back to school at a time when coronavirus across the country has surged past three million cases, including 130,000 deaths. On Tuesday, California -- where she lives -- set a new daily cases record, with 11,694 infections.
Polls show Trump is losing to Joe Biden. They said the same thing 4 years ago against Hillary Clinton
Florida hits new record for daily coronavirus cases, with more than 15,000 infections
Fox News condemns former Tucker Carlson writer for 'horrific' racist, sexist comments
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is top selling motor bike in UK
CHENNAI, India - Chennai-based motorcycle manufacturer Royal Enfield launched the 650 Twins, Interceptor and Continental GT back in 2018 at a compelling price point. Either classic middleweight mot
Florida Reports New Record with Over 15,000 New Coronavirus Cases
The U.S. state of Florida set a new record, reporting over 15,000 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in one day Sunday.
The number by far beat previous records of single-day increases in a U.S.
US Reports Record 66,528 Coronavirus Cases
The coronavirus continues its steady climb upward in some places around the world.
There are now more than 12.7 million coronavirus infections around the world, according to data from Johns H
For Brazil's Bolsonaro: A Week of Isolation, Hydroxychloroquine
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro spent his first week in isolation doing the things he'd scoffed at for months: wearing a face mask and practicing social distancing.
Bolsonaro, who said Tue
China's economic sanctions now fail to serve geopolitical goals
Beijing [China], July 11 (ANI): China's practice of imposing economic sanctions on countires to achieve its own geopolitical goals is nothing new. The regular phenomenon of China bullying others has,
Styrian Grand Prix final practice washed out, threat to qualifying
The third and final free practice for this weekend's Styrian Grand Prix was 'delayed indefinitely' on Saturday morning as heavy rain left the Red Bull Ring awash with running water
Another Trump term may enable China to expand its influence
Washington D.C. [USA], July 11 (ANI): US President Donald Trump, these days may be engaged in imposing "reciprocal measures" on China and expecting the Chinese Communist Party to desperately back a De
Nightclubs in focus as Tokyo's COVID-19 cases surge to new daily record
People wearing face masks walk at Shinjuku station, in Tokyo, Japan, on July 9, 2020. (Xinhua/Du Xiaoyi)
Tokyo's downtown entertainment districts in Shinjuku and Ikebukuro have bec
Tokyo Sees Record Number of Coronavirus Cases for 2nd Straight Day
Tokyo reported a record 243 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the second consecutive day Japan's capital has reported a record high in daily cases.
Friday's record tops Thursday's 22
DOT, DTI urge entrepreneurs to take advantage of e-commerce
QUEZON CITY, July 10 (PIA) -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Department of Tourism (DOT) urged entrepreneurs to take advantage of digitalization and e-commerce to expand their busin
Suzuki Jimny discontinued in the UK - India launch remains unlikely
Japanese automaker Suzuki has officially shared its plans to discontinue the Jimny subcompact off-roader in the UK market. Only limited units remain for purchase and Suzuki expects to run o
Suzuki Intruder 150 BS6 prices hiked by over Rs 2,000
Suzuki Motorcycle India launched its Intruder 150 BS6 cruiser earlier this year at a starting price of Rs 1.20 lakh; roughly Rs 12,000 more than its BS4 counterpart. Now, the Japanese autom
Japan Timeline and Information
910 AD Fujiwara no Asatada, a Japanese poet, designated one of the 36 Immortals was born.
1596 AD there was an earthquake in Japan; several cities made ruins, and thousands perished.
1792 AD - in Kyushu Island, Japan: collapse of old lava dome during eruption of Unzen volcano caused avalanche and tsunami that killed an estimated 14,300 people. (Most were killed by the tsunami.) Japan's greatest volcano disaster.
1896 AD - an earthquake and tidal wave killed 27,000 in Sanriku, Japan
1923 AD - in Japan: magnitude 8.3 earthquake destroyed one-third of Tokyo and most of Yokohama. More than 140,000 killed.
1995 AD - a magnitude: 6.9 earthquake hit Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe, Japan
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