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The Trump And Putin Show

RPI Staff Jul 13, 2018

How did President Trump's NATO and European tour go? Was there a positive result in his blustering about increasing European military spending? Is he pro-NATO or against it? What to expect from the upcoming Trump/Putin summit? RPI Director Daniel McAdams joins RT's discussion roundtable Crosstalk to lend his insights to what everyone is talking about this weekend:


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Trump Should Fire Rosenstein Immediately

Paul Craig Roberts Jul 14, 2018

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Does Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s indictment of 12 Russian military intelligence officers for allegedly hacking Hillary’s emails and interfering in the US election have any purpose other than to throw a monkey wrench in President Trump’s upcoming summit with Putin?

Don’t forget that Rosenstein is implicated in the orchestration of Russiagate as a weapon against Trump, a weapon that serves the interests of the Democratic Party and the military/security complex about which President Eisenhower warned us 56 years ago to no avail. Rosenstein’s indictment of 12 Russians for allegedly hacking computers is a political indictment aimed at President Trump. The indictment is otherwise pointless as the Russian government will certainly not turn over its military personnel to a Washington kangaroo court. The indictment serves no purpose except to poison the atmosphere of the summit.

If you read the indictment, you will see that it consists of nothing but improbable accusations. There is no way on earth that the US Justice (sic) Department would be able to acquire the information in this fictional story that Rosenstein has presented. Moreover, there is no sign whatsoever of any evidence in the indictment. Rosenstein knows that he needs no evidence, because the accused will never be brought to trial.

Rosenstein has thrown red meat to the presstitutes, who are assets of the military/security compex and Democratic Party, and the presstitutes will pressure the Republicans to get behind Rosenstein’s call for a united front against Russian interference. You can imagine what would happen if Trump and Putin were to have a successful summit and normalize the relations that Washington ruined between the two countries. If your imagination is not working, consult here.
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Five Things That Would Make The CIA/CNN Russia Narrative More Believable

Caitlin Johnstone Jul 14, 2018

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As we just discussed, some major news stories have recently dropped about what a horrible horrifying menace the Russian Federation is to the world, and as always I have nothing to offer the breathless pundits on CNN and MSNBC but my completely unsatisfied skepticism. My skepticism of the official Russia narrative remains so completely unsatisfied that if mainstream media were my husband I would already be cheating on it with my yoga instructor.

I do not believe the establishment Russia narrative. I do not believe that Donald Trump colluded with the Russian government to rig the 2016 election. I do not believe the Russian government did any election rigging for Trump to collude with. This is not because I believe Vladimir Putin is some kind of blueberry-picking girl scout, and it certainly isn’t because I think the Russian government is unwilling or incapable of meddling in the affairs of other nations to some extent when it suits them. It is simply because I am aware that the US intelligence community lies constantly as a matter of policy, and because I understand how the burden of proof works.

At this time, I see no reason to espouse any belief system which embraces as true the assertion that Russia meddled in the 2016 elections in any meaningful way, or that it presents a unique and urgent threat to the world which must be aggressively dealt with. But all the establishment mouthpieces tell me that I must necessarily embrace these assertions as known, irrefutable fact. Here are five things that would have to change in order for that to happen...
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Five Minutes Five Issues: Nassim Taleb, Military Spending, Bag Ban, North America Marijuana, Price of Oil
A new episode of Five Minutes Five Issues is out. You can listen to it, and read a transcript, below. You can also find previous episodes of the show at StitcheriTunesYouTube, and SoundCloud.
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Mueller Indicts 12 Russians - Should the Trump-Putin Summit be Cancelled?
In a surprise move yesterday, Special Council Robert Mueller announced an indictment of 12 Russians he claims are employees of Russian military intelligence over alleged hacking into the Democratic National Committee computers as well as those of Hillary Clinton's campaign. While the indictment claims the alleged Russian efforts had no impact on the election, its announcement just days before an historic Trump-Putin summit meeting in Helsinki has skeptics very suspicious of the timing. Mueller knows that the alleged Russian spies will never have to stand trial in the US and thus he will never have to provide any proof for his assertions. Is this the Deep State trying to deep-six any rapproachement between the US and Russia? RPI Executive Director Daniel McAdams, interviewed here on RT, can be counted as one of the skeptics...
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US Airstrike Kills at Least 28 Civilians in Eastern Syria
US and coalition planes in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor attacked a village along the Iraqi border which had some ISIS remnant forces within. Among the strikes was an airstrike against the local ice factory, which families were hiding out in waiting for the end of the raid.
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Andrew Napolitano Is ‘Gravely Disappointed’ by President Trump’s Supreme Court Pick
Constitutional scholar and Ron Paul Institute Advisory Board Member Andrew Napolitano explains in a Wednesday Fox News video commentary why he is “gravely disappointed” by President Donald Trump’s nomination of Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be a United States Supreme Court justice.
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Saudi Arabia Issues Sweeping Pardon for Its Military Members Engaged in War on Yemen
On Tuesday, the Saudi Arabia government issued a pardon providing its military members involved in the Saudi Arabia-led and United States-supported war on Yemen with sweeping protection from potential penalties. The war on Yemen has been responsible for creating great destruction and suffering through extensive bombings, as well as fighting on the ground and a blockade.
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