In the fifty-three second clip President Trump talks about meeting with foreign leaders, he ends the clip by saying, “Meeting with foreign leaders is a good thing not a bad thing. Nothing bad can happen it’s only going to be positive. Especially if your President knows what he’s doing.”
Department Spokesperson Heather Hauert on Friday announced that “Secretary Pompeo has authorized the Department of State to redirect approximately $230 million in stabilization funds for Syria which have been under review.” The move she said comes after the Department, “elicited approximately $300 million in contributions and pledges from Coalition partners to support critical stabilization and early recovery initiatives in areas liberated from ISIS in northeast Syria, including a generous contribution of $100 million by Saudi Arabia and $50 million pledged by the United Arab Emirates at the D-ISIS meeting Secretary Pompeo led in Brussels on July 12.”
According to the Times, the $230 million is part of the larger $3 billion “in foreign aid money,” that was approved by Congress last year with, “board bipartisan support,” aid in which the “administration has so far refused to spend,” The Syria money is being re-directed, but there is no announcement as to where the money is going to be used now.
The article details White House counsel Don McGahn’s cooperation with the Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office investigators, over the past nine months, in three interviews that total about thirty hours. The article explains that McGhan “according to a dozen current and former White House officials and others briefed on the matter,” McGhan has shared details that investigators “would not have learned otherwise,” in regards to President Trump and whether or not he committed obstuction of justice. The article goes onto say according to their sources McGhan told investigators that he, “never saw Mr. Trump go beyond his legal authorities, though the limits of executive power are murky.”
Toward the end of the article the writers explain that McGhan told people he was “determined to avoid the fate of White House counsel,” John Dean, who served as counsel for former President Nixon. Dean plead guilty to “conspiracy to obstruct justice in the Watergate scandal.”
Senator Joseph McCarthy (R-WI) led “a Cold War-era inquisition of alleged Communists who he claimed had infiltrated American governmental institutions.” In 1953 McCarthy became the chairman of a subcommittee for the Senate Government Operations where in 1954 he expand his probe into the alleged Communists activity. Three months of “Army-McCarthy hearings shattered the senators image,” he was also censured by the Senate.
On Saturday morning President Trump issued three tweets that talked about the dangers of “censorship,” and social media’s “discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices. He went on to say that he feels that “everybody,” should “participate, good or bad.” This tweet marks the eighth one since becoming President that President Trump has called the “free press,” the enemy of the people.
Important note: Reminder our Constitution protects us and the press from government silencing “we the people.”
He is one of the reporters who wrote the story. So far there is no response to President Trump’s Tweet.
She is the other reporter, she has not responded via tweet to President Trump’s at this time either.
Authors Note: There is a Rudy Giuliani Thread in the making, please stay tuned.