Wednesday January 10, 2018
There runs through For a New Liberty (and most of the rest of my work as well) a deep and pervasive hatred of the State and all of its works, based on the conviction that the State is the enemy of mankind.This is an understandable position for anyone who is an advocate of a Private Property Society. It is sound and noble. Noble, because although sound, it goes against the perspective of the masses and the house intellectuals.
From NBC News: Trump Carries a Weak Hand Into Putin MeetingBut why is this a high-stakes meeting? Why is the world watching? and Why does Trump carry a "weak hand"?
From the Washington Post: Trump and Putin hold talks as the world watches
From ABC News: Trump, Putin high-stakes meeting underway
Jared Kushner and Russia’s ambassador to Washington discussed the possibility of setting up a secret and secure communications channel between Trump’s transition team and the Kremlin, using Russian diplomatic facilities in an apparent move to shield their pre-inauguration discussions from monitoring, according to U.S. officials briefed on intelligence reports.Mainstream media is giving this report major play as though a United States president has never used a back-channel before, which of course is absurd. Donna Brazile, who leaked debate questions to Hillary Clinton, got in on the act and tweeted #ProtectOurDemocracy.
Ambassador Sergey Kislyak reported to his superiors in Moscow that Kushner, son-in-law and confidant to then-President-elect Trump, made the proposal during a meeting on Dec. 1 or 2 at Trump Tower, according to intercepts of Russian communications that were reviewed by U.S. officials. Kislyak said Kushner suggested using Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States for the communications.
The meeting also was attended by Michael Flynn, Trump’s first national security adviser.