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[redacted]: “The conversation I had was… largely the fact that we don’t want our people, like Vice President Biden and his son, creating to [sic] the corruption already in the Ukraine.” (a brief explainer.)


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As we know thanks to the Wall Street Journal, [redacted] brought up the subject of investigating Joe Biden and Hunter Biden eight times during his July 25 call with new President Volodymyr Zeletsky… after the Ukrainian government apparently failed to take any action, relying on the May advice of their new Prosecutor General that the subject was not worth investigating, the White House repeatedly delayed releasing $250 million in military aid that the Ukrainians were due, in part for their standing on the front line against Russian aggression.  In fact, the administration stalling over the aid threatened to cause it to automatically expire in October.

Finally, supposedly as a result of bipartisan Congressional complaints, the aid was authorized and is presumably on its way, this being merely September, the twelfth month of the fiscal year… so Ukraine can feel confident that next year’s aid will be equally late.

As in this case, we can see that Trump often caves to bipartisan condemnation– although that almost never happens in the first place.

Unknown: “Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.”


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South China Morning Post: “[redacted] Asia policy that vacillates between somnolence and incoherence.”


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Gregory Cheadle, [redacted]’s “African American”, has left the Republican Party and is running for Congress as an independent; he says [redacted] has a “white superiority complex”


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WP: FBI withholding some details about 9/11/01 because “some of the records involve equities of other government agencies or foreign governments where coordination is required for those outside the FBI”


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Families of 9/11 victims are suing the Saudi government but the US government is withholding some details because “some of the records involve equities of other government agencies or foreign governments where coordination is required for those outside of the FBI” according to Assistant US Attorney Sarah Normand, speaking in a court hearing in May.  In other words, the US government knows that Saudi officials helped some of the 9/11 hijackers but is afraid to roil US-Saudi relations by revealing the facts.  This was reported in the Washington Post today by Devlin Barrett.

David Brooks, NYT (2017): “[you-know-who is] a guy whose thoughts are often just six fireflies beeping randomly together in a jar.”


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Arnold Schwarzenegger: “… no matter how much people laugh at [redacted] right now all over the world– they want to come to America because they know that … one man cannot change this country.”


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