Inside Trump’s shock and brawl strategy with foreign leaders
President Trump isn’t afraid to punch on foreign turf, even after getting the red carpet.
The big picture: As the White House prepares for the summit with North Korea in Singapore on June 12 (“a once unimaginable encounter,” the N.Y. Times calls it), we’ve put together a look at President Trump handles foreign leaders when the doors are closed:
Trump wound up U.S. Trade Representative Bob Lighthizer and let him go to town in Beijing when meeting with President Xi Jinping and a whole bunch of Chinese representatives in November.
In fact, Trump egged Lighthizer on. POTUS asked Lighthizer leading questions at the table in the bilateral meeting, which included Xi and the U.S. and Chinese delegations.
Trump: “Bob, why don’t you walk them all through what our trade deficit is and [how] all these dialogues have produced nothing? … Take them through the history.” Lighthizer was all too happy to do it.
Trump likes to walk into a meeting with a head of state and throw out the protocol, which he believes throws rivals off balance.
Trump operates almost purely on gut instinct. “He never wanted to be briefed all that much before these foreign leader meetings,” a former senior administration official said. “He was annoyed when [former national security adviser H.R.] McMaster would come in and say here’s what we need to do and give him note cards and all the information.”
“Trump lives by improvisation,” said another source who has seen Trump at close quarters in foreign leader meetings. “He believes he doesn’t need to prepare, that he performs best when he flies by the seat of his pants and stays flexible. He believes this approach has always worked for him in business and so far at least, politics.”
Trump will get awkwardly tough with leaders after showering them with praise in public only hours earlier:
That happened in his recent meeting with Japanese leader Shinzo Abe. Trump took him to task on trade and was very aggressive, said a source with direct knowledge of the meeting.
“He just has no aversion to awkwardness,” said another source who’s sat with Trump in meetings with foreign leaders. “Most people, even if they wanted to make a point, they’d do it in a way that the other person isn’t flailing out there.”
White House Chief of Staff General John Kelly: I Read Breitbart ‘Cover-to-Cover’ Before Each Work Day
White House chief of staff John Kelly says he reads Breitbart News every morning on his way to work to prepare for his job serving President Donald Trump.
When I get in the car at 5:30 I have to read, basically cover-to-cover, The New York Times, The Washington Post, the CNN website, the FOX News website, Politico and a website I never read before until I got this job: Breitbart. So, you know, to get that end of the political spectrum.
Kelly made his remarks in an interview with National Public Radio which aired on Friday, as he described his daily routine as the White House chief of staff.
The former general revealed that a Secret Service drives him to work from Manassas, VA, where he lives outside of Washington, DC.
The FBI Hid A Mole In The Trump Campaign
On Wednesday we reported on an intense battle playing out between House Intel Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (D-CA), the Department of Justice, and the Mueller investigation concerning a cache of intelligence that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein refuses to hand over – a request he equated to “extortion.”
On Tuesday, the Washington Post reported that Nunes was denied access to the information on the grounds that it “could risk lives by potentially exposing the source, a U.S. citizen who has provided intelligence to the CIA and FBI.“
After the White House caved to Rosenstein and Nunes was barred from seeing the documents, it also emerged that this same intelligence had already been shared with Special Counsel Robert Mueller as part of his investigation into alleged Russian involvement in the 2016 US election.
On Wednesday afternoon, however, news emerged that Nunes and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) would receive a classified Thursday briefing at the DOJ on the documents. This is, to put it lightly, incredibly significant.
Why? Because it appears that the FBI may have had a mole embedded in the Trump campaign.
In a bombshell op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, Kimberly Strassel shares a few key insights about recent developments. Perhaps we should start with the ending and let you take it from there. Needless to say Strassel’s claims, if true, would have wide ranging implications for the CIA, FBI, DOJ and former Obama administration officials.
“I believe I know the name of the informant, but my intelligence sources did not provide it to me and refuse to confirm it. It would therefore be irresponsible to publish it.”
About That FBI ‘Source’ …….. PAY DIRT
Did the bureau engage in outright spying against the 2016 Trump campaign?
FAKE JUSTICE ALERT! Douglas Gabriel and Michael McKibben turn the federal judiciary upside down and bust Ellis’ plan to exonerate Mueller and his skunky, slimy swamp esquires.
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How Buzzfeed’s ‘Data-Monster’ Leveraged User Data To Fuel Super PACs, Target Voters
BuzzFeed created dozens of native political ads for anti-Trump super PACs in 2016 that were “based off mounds and piles and troves of data and information” it had collected on its own users, according to former BuzzFeed vice president.
At the same time, BuzzFeed refused to work with pro-Trump groups because to do so would be “hazardous to our health.”
BuzzFeed said that political ads on its website would be labeled as such, but most of the political ads the website reviewed by The Daily Caller News Foundation were not.
BuzzFeed partnered closely with multiple Democratic and anti-Trump super PACs in 2016 to target its own users with dozens of political advertisements that were not in accordance with its own policies, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation.
SESSIONS DOJ BUSTED SPYING, WIRETAPPING TRUMP AND ATTY – DEEP STATE COUP “SOP”
by Rick Wells
The corrupt Sessions DOJ and Obama-Clinton-Soros mafia coup perpetrators wiretapped and spied on the US President and got caught. Handcuffs and holding cells…
There was a time when the idea of the FBI, DOJ or other government agencies using their vast capabilities for evil, and to seize control of our government was the stuff of novels, movies and grand proclamations of foreign dictators. Those days are clearly gone as the truth of the blatant criminality and treason engaged in by the leadership of the DOJ, FBI and others in the criminal Obama regime, and by many of those currently in positions of power as well, reveals.
The shocking reality we are all watching unfold, some with our eyes open and others still in denial, is that the most trusted agencies in our government have betrayed us and attempted to seize power, with some degree of success. They are attempting to secure their grip but can only do so by eliminating President Trump and the honest Republicans holding some key positions. It is no longer shocking that the Intelligence Agencies and the FBI to used their surveillance capabilities for political purposes or that they are conducting a coup against the President of the United States.
It is a reality that only the most naive or compromised can deny following the revelations about the Mueller-DOJ wiretapping [maybe the mainstream media won’t mock those who use the term this time around] of President Trump’s attorney and the intercepting of confidential and privileged conversations between him and his personal attorney.
NBC News reporter Tom Winter wrote on Thursday, “What we know is federal investigators pursuant to a ‘lawful’ court order warrant were able to wiretap the phone lines of trump personal attorney Michael Cohen. That this wiretap occurred several weeks before the now public search warrant that was executed here in New York several weeks ago.” He also noted that at least one phone call between Trump and Cohen had been recorded.
The Daily Caller later wrote that NBC had changed their report to state the nature of the tap as a pen register, the originating phone and receiving phone numbers but without the content. Whichever account is correct, it’s indefensible for the FBI to monitor the President’s phone calls in any way.
These are, after all, the same deep state operatives, although likely operating under a broader array of acronyms, who surveilled President Trump and his team at Trump Tower and elsewhere and unmasked the identities of his campaign staff in domestic spying. They’re the same vermin who fabricated with assistance from Russia and the Clinton campaign and DNC a partisan political hit piece that was used as the basis for fraudulently obtained FISA surveillance warrants. They are the same Obama-Clinton-Soros Mafia and establishment scumbags who are, to this very moment, engaged in and providing the cover story for an ongoing coup attempt against our president.
None of this should be surprising, given the level of their apparent exposure and the high stakes involved with seizing control of the US government. They’ve got years invested in subverting our nation. Nobody said it would be easy and they’re in it to win it. What would have once also been surprising is the complicity, passive assistance and silence of aggression from establishment deep state Republicans and their involvement in what we would have once attributed solely to Democrats and the Obama-Clinton-Soros Mafia.
Although the Democrat Party was the first to be hijacked, our entire political structure is corrupt, with much of the GOP likewise being infiltrated by globalist sellouts and their minions. The names Sessions, Rosenstein, Wray, Mueller, Comey, McCabe, McConnell, and Ryan are at the forefront, with others, such as Burr, Tillis, Grassley, McCain, Graham, Goodlatte and Gowdy providing cover and support. They have gone too far to stop now. It’s victory or prison for the swamp insurgents.
The scale of their crimes and its associated exposure must be something really earth-shattering for them to be willing to spy on the private conversations between the President of the United States and his personal attorney. They’ll do anything in their illicit efforts to get something on him that they can in turn use to blackmail or prosecute him out of office. The depth of their commitment to seizing and retaining power at any price and their willingness to risk potential exposure show that for them there is no turning back. We need to understand how dangerous that commitment makes them to our Republic and our President.
Sessions and his cabal of crooks really stepped into the manure pile barefoot with this one. The problem won’t be finding the crimes, the evidence is everywhere and will be readily availableonce the obstructionists are removed and unredacted documents becomeavailable. The tough part will be finding enough honest prosecutors, with clean hands – and clean feet, to put the culprits behind bars.
Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to step in with special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and end it.
Investigators warn Cambridge Analytica bosses that they can run, but they can’t hide
Britain’s Information Commissioner’s Office and Electoral Commission will continue to pursue Cambridge Analytica, which shut down on Wednesday.
The information commissioner also promised to “closely monitor any successor companies” after Cambridge Analytica executives established a mysterious new data firm.
There are concerns, however, that investigators don’t have the tools to interrogate Cambridge Analytica properly, and some want police to step in.
A rising number of questions surround the rather mysterious deaths of now two Broward County sheriff’s deputies in the weeks following the Valentine’s Day mass murder at the Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School in Parkland, Fla.
“Now, a group representing families of 9/11 victims, the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, has filed a 52-page petition with 57 exhibits of conclusive evidence that explosives were planted and detonated.”
Obama & his entire administration had one ulterior motive: The destruction of the United States of America. #ObamaGate#TreasonousTimes
North and South Korea pledge to end war, denuclearize
The leaders of North and South Korea have pledged to seek a formal end to the Korean War, along with a shared goal of denuclearizing the peninsula,
From the scene: “Smiling and holding hands, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met at the heavily fortified demilitarized zone between the countries on Friday, pledging to pursue peace after decades of conflict,”
FINALLY AN UNSEALED INDICTMENT ON …… HRC …COMEY…GOVERNOR OF OREGON…… AND MORE
BREAKING: Trey Gowdy Has STRUCK A DEAL With The DOJ To Get Hillary’s Documents
On Monday, the Republican chairmen of the House Judiciary Committee and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee announced a deal has been struck with the Justice Department in regards to documents in the Hillary Clinton private email server investigation. They announced the DOJ agreed to provide them FBI documents related to FBI’s investigation.
At a time when the FBI and DOJ have been getting hammered for potential politically motivated investigations (or non-investigations), this deal could provide more transparency into what’s taking place at the highest levels of our government.
The deal was struck after Reps. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., met this month with the U.S. attorney, John Lausch, who has been selected to respond to Republican demands for documents.
“We look forward to reviewing the information to better understand the decisions made by the Department of Justice in 2016 and 2017,” Goodlatte and Gowdy said in a joint statement. “Congress has a constitutional responsibility to preserve the integrity of our justice system by ensuring transparency and accountability of actions taken.”
Goodlatte subpoenaed the Justice Department last month for records of the investigation, which ended in July 2016 without charges being filed against Clinton.
The congressmen met with Lausch two weeks ago about the documents.
American Intelligence Media – We may not realize it, but we are still subjects of the British Monarchy. American history books and classes indoctrinated (propaganda) us into believing we had won the American Revolution. But we didn’t. We are still subjects of QueenElizabeth.
The history books were written by the victors and their big publishing houses. And it was much easier to control the new colonies by letting them think they had won their independence, while the British Crown carefully laid their tentacles throughout America, tentacles that grew longer and stronger with every passing year.
We aren’t the America we think we are. That’s the big red pill. Most of us on planet Earth are still under the Queen’s rule.
To get started with the real history of who runs planet Earth, we suggest that you listen to this conversation between Betsy and Thomas. They will explain the big picture. Then you will be ready to read the report that follows.
The Queen’s Prerogative
English law prohibits questioning the Monarchy about their personal holdings and business.
This is true of most of Europe’s royalty, whether enthroned or not. The wealth of the Monarchies is held outside of the countries that made the wealth. The British Crown’s offshore banks hold the greatest personal wealth in the world estimated at $35 trillion. Perhaps the British Crown still owns and controls its Commonwealth Nations, including the American “colonies.”
Monarchies are not supposed to be warlord bankers who create conflict and chaos to turn a profit or destabilize an economy for personal gain. But they have been for some time now, and history is a string of immoral wars caused by monarchies, the Vatican and other religions. Untold millions have died while kings and popes lived on to grab the wealth through well-established institutions that were created to control the commoner.
The Commonwealth of Nations, headed by Queen Elizabeth II, is made up of 53 nations, spanning the globe, accounting for one-fifth of the land mass of the Earth, and a very high percentage of its strategic resources and population. The Queen is a Knight of Malta and has vowed allegiance to the Pope through the largest insider trading club on the planet.The British Crown Agents are, in fact, also agents of the Vatican’s Knights of Malta.
Lawmakers Recommend Clinton, Comey, Lynch, McCabe for Criminal Referrals
Republican lawmakers on Wednesday sent a slew of criminal referrals to Attorney General Jeff Sessions for a number of Obama administration officials and senior FBI employees for violations of the law in connection to the Clinton email and Trump-Russia investigations.
The tide is turning: Big Pharma billionaire arrested, charged with conspiracy and bribery of doctors
I almost never thought I’d see the day when a Big Pharma founder and owner was finally arrested for running a criminal drug cartel, but that day has arrived.
“Federal authorities arrested the billionaire founder and owner of Insys Therapeutics Thursday on charges of bribing doctors and pain clinics into prescribing the company’s fentanyl product to their patients,” reports the Daily Caller News Foundation, one of the best sources of real journalism in America today.
Addictive drugs that include opioids, we now know, are claiming over 64,000 lives a year in the United States alone.
From the DCNF:
The Department of Justice (DOJ) charged John Kapoor, 74, and seven other current and former executives at the pharmaceutical company with racketeering for a leading a national conspiracy through bribery and fraud to coerce the illegal distribution of the company’s fentanyl spray, which is intended for use as a pain killer by cancer patients. The company’s stock prices fell more than 20 percent following the arrests, according to the New York Post.
Kapoor stepped down as the company’s CEO in January amid ongoing federal probes into their Subsys product, a pain-relieving spray that contains fentanyl, a highly-addictive synthetic opioid. Fentanyl is more than 50 times stronger than morphine, and ingesting just two milligrams is enough to cause an adult to fatally overdose.
The series of arrests came just hours after President Donald Trump officially declared the country’s opioid epidemic a national emergency. Drug overdoses led to 64,070 deaths in 2016, which is more than the amount of American lives lost in the entire Vietnam War.
As the opioid crisis has developed, more and more states have begun holding doctors and opioid manufacturers accountable for over-prescribing and over-producing the highly-addictive painkillers.
“We will be bringing some major lawsuits against people and companies that are hurting our people,” Trump saidThursday. He also spoke about a program similar to Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No” initiative.
“More than 20,000 Americans died of synthetic opioid overdoses last year, and millions are addicted to opioids. And yet some medical professionals would rather take advantage of the addicts than try to help them,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. “This Justice Department will not tolerate this. We will hold accountable anyone – from street dealers to corporate executives — who illegally contributes to this nationwide epidemic. And under the leadership of President Trump, we are fully committed to defeating this threat to the American people.
President Trump is bringing the war to Big Pharma’s doorstep
Under President Trump, who continues to fight to end the drug cartels and health care monopolies that are destroying this nation, we may see more and more drug companies finally facing the legal scrutiny they deserve for engaging in the mass medical murder of Americanswith dangerous, deadly drugs.
Was Trump Missile Attack Part of Secret Plan to End Syria Conflict & Prevent War with Iran?
In the early morning hours of April 14, President Trump authorized an attack by a coalition of U.S., French and British military forces against Syria. The attack involved 103 cruise missiles fired upon Syrian facilities previously associated with chemical weapons productions. These facilities were allegedly involved in a chemical weapons attack nearly a week earlier on April 8, on Douma, a suburb of Damascus.
One of the more bizarre actions in terms of the health and safety of EU citizens is the saga of Monsanto and its toxic herbicide or weed-killer, Roundup, the most widely used weed-killer on the planet. On October 25, 2017 the European Union Commission again announced that it lacked the necessary member state votes to approve a ten year license extension for weed-killer glyphosate. They will try again. Behind this seeming routine announcement is one of the hottest battles over food and human health the world has seen since the 1972 USA decision to ban spraying of deadly DDT pesticides on crops. This time the stakes go far beyond the ban on glyphosate. It affects the future of human fertility or lack of it.
Syria war: Seven years, seven pictures
The Syrian civil war has entered its eighth year with more than 465,000 Syrians killed and millions displaced.
Reaction on ‘Hannity’ after Trump announces U.S. military action in Syria in response to the use of chemical weapons.
This is a rush transcript from “Hannity,” April 13, 2018. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
SEAN HANNITY, HOST: All right. Welcome to “Hannity.” And this is a Fox News alert.
We are awaiting a statement from President Trump. We’re looking at our clock in about 90 seconds from now. We have confirmed that the president has approved military strikes in Syria tonight. Now, this comes after the suspected chemical attack that killed over 40 people, including men, women and children.
The heart-breaking news from Fukushima just keeps getting worse…a LOT worse…it is, quite simply, an out-of-control flow of death and destruction. TEPCO is finally admitting that radiation has been leaking to the Pacific Ocean all along. and it’s NOT over….
I find myself moving between the emotions of sorrow and anger.
These presentations being suppressed by the very people being discussed in the interviews…read and share
These presentations being suppressed by the very people being discussed in the interviews…read and share
Fakebook On Its Way To Zero
Facebook’s dirty tricks have been exposed, they will never completely regain the trust of users.
Alternatives are set to cannibalize the social media model, pioneered by Facebook.
Costs of security features, auditing information, and loss of ad revenue will make Facebook less profitable.
Finally, Facebook (FB) has been exposed for the fraud that it is. There has never been such an inflated market cap based on nothingness, just hype. Steve Jobs successfully hyped up Apple (AAPL) but unlike Fakebook, Apple actually makes products, and they have a huge following. Here we will elaborate on several key points that we’ve been saying for years, but now maybe the market is listening:
Facebook (FB) has a weak underlying business model. Users do not like to see advertisements therefore management will be driven to measures such as grey hat (or even black hat) methods to obtain data and use data in ways in conflict with users.
Facebook (FB) is ultimately and primarily a tool of the intelligence agencies (primarily but not exclusively the CIA) and furthers a larger agenda as part of the DOD’s “Information Awareness” program, more than it is a hot business model.
There are thousands of social media networks, in fact Ning offers users a platform to create their ownsocial network. The only thing unique about Facebook (FB) is that it is the most used and trusted network, but that all is hanging on the thin thread of users trust, which has now completely evaporated.
Mark Zuckerberg is an unethical tricky leader that cannot change, he is detached from reality, has no vision, no understanding of what his customers want, and perhaps most importantly; stole Facebook (FB) from Winkelvoss.
Facebook became spammy in 2010, the amount of bot manipulation is highly under-reported. Fake accounts are bought and sold in a black market, software is sold that can create fake accounts by the hundreds, thousands.
Based on the above, we believe the real value of Facebook (FB) is about $10 – $20 per share. Let’s use the ‘toplist’ format as promoted by Facebook (FB) itself:
Cook County is suing for ‘fraud’ – this is a public government suing Facebook for SERIOUS violations. Fraud isn’t something you can just get over. It takes years to make a reputation and minutes to lose it.
So if this trend continues – what should investors do? Sell, that’s for starters. Contact an attorney who knows Securities if you are a shareholder. That’s the good news. Finally, unless you like being tracked in your every move, delete your Facebook (FB) account. Because that’s the only real remedy. You can’t block Zuck:
Remember one thing, Facebook (FB) users – you use FB with your consent. This author deleted FB years ago, as have millions of others. If you really like the idea of social network there are hundreds of others. Or set one up yourself for sharing family photos with Grandma. JomSocial can turn any Joomla site into a social media site.
Secretary Of Commerce Puffs Out His Chest At China You Don’t Want A Trade War With Us – Fox Business 3-27-18
Secretary Of Commerce Puffs Out His Chest At China: You Don’t Want A Trade War With Us
Media And Politics Reporter
Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said China does not want a trade war with the United States and will act accordingly to avoid one, Tuesday on Fox Business’ “Mornings With Maria.”
Ross commented on the possibility of China slapping a $3 billion tariff on the United States in response to President Donald Trump’s actions and said it was an “appropriate response,” considering the circumstances.
“I think China knows they don’t want to have a trade war with us,” Ross said “So I think it’s a very moderated response, probably an appropriate response from their point of view. What they’ve done with the $3 billion is they’ve targeted politically sensitive targets.”
Ross also discussed China buying up infrastructure all around the world to achieve a military advantage and said America should be more worried about intellectual property rights.
“That is going on in many many countries all around the world. That’s not a problem we’re dealing with, with the intellectual property rights,” Ross concluded. “It is very focused on forced technology transfers, forced partnerships, cyber-security, that kind of activity that impinges on our intellectual property.”