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15.09.2018 - 09:20 [ Bernie Sanders / theGuardian.com ]

Future of the international left: A new authoritarian axis demands an international progressive front

There is a global struggle taking place of enormous consequence. Nothing less than the future of the planet – economically, socially and environmentally – is at stake.

At a time of massive wealth and income inequality, when the world’s top 1% now owns more wealth than the bottom 99%, we are seeing the rise of a new authoritarian axis.

While these regimes may differ in some respects, they share key attributes: hostility toward democratic norms, antagonism toward a free press, intolerance toward ethnic and religious minorities, and a belief that government should benefit their own selfish financial interests. These leaders are also deeply connected to a network of multi-billionaire oligarchs who see the world as their economic plaything.

15.09.2018 - 09:10 [ Raw Story ]

Here are 5 shady ways Trump, Israel and Russia are colluding on the world stage

That’s not the first time the government of Israel has surprisingly popped up during the Russia probe, investigations into President Donald Trump and his associates and White House policy on a number of issues. It should be noted that whatever Israel’s role has been in propping up Donald Trump, it’s fairly shocking, given that the Trump campaign was arguably propelled by white nationalists and avowed anti-Semites.

15.09.2018 - 07:33 [ Tulsi Gabbard, Abgeordnete im U.S. Repräsentantenhaus / Twitter ]

While President Trump & VP Pence give 9/11 speeches about how much they care about the victims of al-Qaeda’s attack on our country, they are simultaneously acting as protectors of AQ in Syria/Idlib, threatening Russia and Syria that if they attack al-Qaeda, we will punish them.

11.09.2018 - 18:50 [ KBS ]

Weißes Haus: Kim Jong-un äußert in Brief an Trump Wunsch nach zweitem Gipfel

Wie Sprecherin Sarah Sanders sagte, habe Kim die Bitte in einem warmherzigen und sehr positiven Brief geäußert, der in den letzten Tagen überreicht worden sei.

Eine Kopie des Briefes werde ohne Pjöngjangs Zustimmung nicht veröffentlicht, fügte die Sprecherin hinzu.

07.09.2018 - 05:47 [ VOAnews.com ]

US Report: Trump Promised to Sign Off on Ending Korean War

(30.8.2018) Investigative news outlet Vox cited „multiple sources familiar with the negotiations“ as saying Trump made the promise during his summit with Kim in Singapore in June.

The report said Trump made the promise and later qualified it by asking North Korea to dismantle most of its nuclear arsenal first.

06.09.2018 - 06:13 [ Fox News ]

Haley: Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian ‚deal of the century‘ can happen if Abbas comes to the table

While many critics of the Trump administration have claimed there is no peace plan, Haley said she had read it, but told reporters that it would not be rolled out during this month’s United Nations General Assembly debate when Trump and other world leaders will address the global body.

“I can tell you that (White House senior adviser) Jared Kushner and (Trump’s special envoy for international negotiations) Jason Greenblatt have done unbelievably detailed work in it. I have read the plan. It is thoroughly done. It is well-thought-out from both sides, the Palestinians and the Israelis.“

06.09.2018 - 06:06 [ Haaretz ]

Abbas: Trump’s Team Offered Me to Establish a Jordanian-Palestinian Confederation

(3.9.2018) The Palestinian president did not detail the administrative implications of such a plan and what level of autonomy a Palestinian state would have under a Jordanian confederation. According to him, he completely rejected the offer as long as Israel is not mentioned as a party.

06.09.2018 - 05:56 [ Lauren Scott ‏/ Twitter ]

Bruce Ohr (a former associate deputy attorney general) says Christopher Steele (former British intelligence officer with MI6) told him Russian intel believed they had Trump ‚over a barrel‘

(31.8.2018)

06.09.2018 - 05:40 [ ORF.at ]

Anonymer NYT-Beitrag: Interner Widerstand gegen Trump

Die „New York Times“ berichtete, ihr sei der Name des Autors bekannt. Seine Anonymität werde auf seine Bitte hin gewahrt, weil sein Job sonst in Gefahr sei. „Wir glauben, dass die anonyme Veröffentlichung dieses Essays die einzige Möglichkeit ist, unseren Lesern eine wichtige Sichtweise zu übermitteln.“

05.09.2018 - 17:39 [ Arirang News / Youtube ]

Moon, Trump agree to meet at UN General Assembly later this month

However, after the phone conversation, the Blue House was cautious to confirm that President Moon will, in fact, attend the General Assembly; while White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders said the two leaders agreed to meet later this month. The Blue House said in a separate readout that the two leaders agreed to quote „explore the idea of meeting in person“ on the sidelines of the General Assembly in New York.

04.09.2018 - 06:39 [ ORF.at ]

Trump warnt Syrien, Iran und Russland vor Angriff in Idlib

Die Region um die Stadt Idlib im Nordwesten Syriens ist das letzte große Gebiet des Bürgerkriegslandes, das noch von Rebellen beherrscht wird. Dominiert werden diese von dem Al-Kaida-Ableger Hajat Tahrir al-Scham (HTS), der früheren Al-Nusra-Front. Syriens Regierung hat dort Truppen zusammengezogen und droht mit einem Angriff.

03.09.2018 - 07:51 [ New York Times ]

Agents Tried to Flip Russian Oligarchs. The Fallout Spread to Trump.

(1.9.2018) The timeline sketched out by Mr. Ohr shows contacts stretching back to when Mr. Ohr first met Mr. Steele in 2007. It also shows what officials said was the first date on which the two discussed cultivating Mr. Deripaska: a meeting in Washington on Nov. 21, 2014, roughly seven months before Mr. Trump announced that he was running for president. (…)

Mr. Steele served as an intermediary between the Americans and the Russian oligarchs they were seeking to cultivate. He had first met Mr. Ohr years earlier while still serving at MI6, Britain’s foreign spy agency, where he oversaw Russia operations.

03.09.2018 - 07:44 [ Wall Street Journal ]

What Bruce Ohr Told Congress

(30.8.2018) To believe most media descriptions of Justice Department lawyer Bruce Ohr, he is a nonentity, unworthy of the attention President Trump has given him. This is remarkable, given that Mr. Ohr spent Tuesday confirming for Congress its worst suspicions about the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s abuse of its surveillance and sourcing rules.

03.09.2018 - 07:41 [ theEpochtimes.com ]

British Ex-Spy Lobbied for Russian Oligarch While Writing Anti-Trump Dossier

(12.8.2018) The communications raise further questions about Steele’s objectivity as an intelligence source, and about Ohr’s motives for maintaining contact with a foreign ex-spy about a Russian billionaire, despite being assigned to a wholly unrelated line of work at the DOJ. Congressional investigators expect Ohr to appear for a closed-door interview on Aug. 28.

03.09.2018 - 07:37 [ WashingtonExaminer.com ]

Emails show 2016 links among Steele, Ohr, Simpson — with Russian oligarch in background

(8.8.2018) Emails in 2016 between former British spy Christopher Steele and Justice Department official Bruce Ohr suggest Steele was deeply concerned about the legal status of a Putin-linked Russian oligarch, and at times seemed to be advocating on the oligarch’s behalf, in the same time period Steele worked on collecting the Russia-related allegations against Donald Trump that came to be known as the Trump dossier. The emails show Steele and Ohr were in frequent contact, that they intermingled talk about Steele’s research and the oligarch’s affairs, and that Glenn Simpson, head of the dirt-digging group Fusion GPS that hired Steele to compile the dossier, was also part of the ongoing conversation.

03.09.2018 - 07:23 [ Newsweek.com ]

Report: Bruce Ohr and Christopher Steele Helped Try and Turn an Oligarch Into an Informant

(1.9.2018) Bruce Ohr, a Department of Justice official who has become a frequent target of Trump’s ire at the ongoing investigation into his links to Russia and whether they helped influence the election, and Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence operative who compiled a dossier of reporting on Russian influence on Trump, were both involved in the effort, the New York Times reported.

03.09.2018 - 07:18 [ New York Times ]

Embracing Conspiracy Theory, Trump Escalates Attack on Bruce Ohr

(17.8.2018) President Trump threatened on Friday to quickly revoke the security clearance of Bruce Ohr, a little-known Justice Department official, for the first time seeking to apply his power to cut access to sensitive information to a midlevel government worker rather than a prominent former national security official.

Departing the White House for a fund-raiser, the president told reporters that Mr. Ohr was “a disgrace” and said incorrectly that Mr. Ohr played a part in starting the investigation into Russian election interference and possible links to Trump associates.

03.09.2018 - 07:03 [ FoxNews.com ]

DOJ’s Bruce Ohr kept Mueller deputy ‚in the loop‘ about anti-Trump dossier, sources say

(30.8.2018) The sources said Ohr’s outreach about the dossier – as well as its author, ex-British spy Christopher Steele; the opposition research firm behind it, Glenn Simpson’s Fusion GPS; and his wife Nellie Ohr’s work for Fusion – occurred before and after the FBI fired Steele as a source over his media contacts. Ohr’s network of contacts on the dossier included: former FBI agent Peter Strzok; former FBI lawyer Lisa Page; former deputy director Andrew McCabe; Weissmann and at least one other DOJ official; and a current FBI agent who worked with Strzok on the Russia case.

01.09.2018 - 16:07 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Japan and North Korea held secret meeting as Shinzo Abe ‚loses trust‘ in Donald Trump

Japan held a “secret” meeting with North Korea in Vietnam in July without informing the United States, according to media reports.

Talks were reportedly held between Shigeru Kitamura, head of Japan’s Cabinet Intelligence and Research Office, and Kim Song-hye, a senior North Korean official in charge of reunification.

25.08.2018 - 07:53 [ Zeit.de ]

Atomkonflikt: Trump sagt Nordkorea-Reise von Außenminister Pompeo ab

„Ich habe das Gefühl, wir machen nicht ausreichend Fortschritte in Bezug auf die atomare Abrüstung“, schrieb Trump auf Twitter. Pompeo hatte am Vortag erklärt, er werde gemeinsam mit dem neu ernannten Sondergesandten für Nordkorea, Stephen Biegun, nach Nordkorea reisen und dort Gespräche führen.

23.08.2018 - 09:00 [ Washington Post ]

Russian government hackers penetrated DNC, stole opposition research on Trump

(14.6.2016) One group, which CrowdStrike had dubbed Cozy Bear, had gained access last summer and was monitoring the DNC’s email and chat communications, Alperovitch said.

The other, which the firm had named Fancy Bear, broke into the network in late April and targeted the opposition research files. It was this breach that set off the alarm. The hackers stole two files, Henry said. And they had access to the computers of the entire research staff — an average of about several dozen on any given day.

The computers contained research going back years on Trump.

22.08.2018 - 08:12 [ Reuters ]

Commentary: The messy meaning of the Manafort and Cohen cases

The mixed verdict in the trial of Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, along with the guilty plea on campaign finance violations by the U.S. president’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, is a sign of just how messy – and perhaps inconclusive – Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election will be. But Tuesday’s events also point to a broader destabilization in U.S. politics.

22.08.2018 - 08:10 [ Washington Post ]

It could be Trump’s worst day, ever: Manafort guilty on eight counts

In the short run, this may not change much. Manafort is scheduled to begin another trial in September on matters hitting rather close to home — the White House — for Trump. Whereas the judge in Virginia essentially barred any mention of Russia or the Trump campaign, Manafort’s attachments and work for Russian-connected Ukranian oligarchs will be front and center in the next trial.

22.08.2018 - 08:05 [ Spiegel.de ]

Ex-Anwalt des US-Präsidenten: Cohen bekennt sich vor Gericht schuldig – und belastet Trump

Der langjährige Anwalt von US-Präsident Donald Trump, Michael Cohen, hat mehrere Verstöße gegen Gesetze zur Wahlkampffinanzierung eingeräumt. Vor einem Gericht in New York sagte Cohen, dass er dies im Auftrag eines Kandidaten getan habe – einen Namen nannte er aber nicht. Seine Aussage wurde aber so interpretiert, dass er sich damit nur auf Trump beziehen konnte.

20.08.2018 - 10:16 [ New York Times ]

Trump Lawyers’ Sudden Realization: They Don’t Know What Don McGahn Told Mueller’s Team

After Mr. McGahn was initially interviewed by the special counsel’s office in November, Mr. Trump’s lawyers never asked for a complete description of what Mr. McGahn had said, according to a person close to the president.

Mr. McGahn’s lawyer, William A. Burck, gave the president’s lawyers a short overview of the interview but few details, and he did not inform them of what Mr. McGahn said in subsequent interactions with the investigators, according to a person close to Mr. Trump.

16.08.2018 - 17:10 [ M.K. Bhadrakumar/Asia Times ]

US-Turkish alliance reaches the point of no return

(15.August) With the pullback of money from the Turkish market in recent months, Turkish companies and banks, which took out loans in dollars or euros, are staring at a potential crisis in repaying their debts. In sum, the currency exchange rate volatility is turning into a debt and liquidity crisis.

14.08.2018 - 06:45 [ Spiege.de ]

Trump unterzeichnet Verteidigungsetat über 716 Milliarden Dollar

US-Präsident Donald Trump hat den Verteidigungshaushalt für das Jahr 2019 unterzeichnet – er sieht ein Budget von 716 Milliarden Dollar vor, das sind umgerechnet etwa 627 Milliarden Euro. Trump unterschrieb das entsprechende Gesetz am Montag im Armeestützpunkt Fort Drum im Bundesstaat New York.

09.08.2018 - 18:36 [ memri.org ]

Qatar’s Opposition To Trump’s Forthcoming Middle East Peace Plan As Reflected In Qatari Cartoons

(2.8.2018) In recent weeks, the Qatari media has been slamming the Trump administration’s efforts to advance a regional peace plan that has come to be known as the „Deal of the Century.“ Qatari media reports and articles about this plan have described it as serving Israel’s interests while eliminating the Palestinian cause. Furthermore, following reports in the non-Arab media that Saudi Arabia has been involved in formulating this plan, and against the backdrop of the growing crisis between Qatar and the „Arab Quartet“ – i.e. the four countries, led by Saudi Arabia, which have been boycotting Qatar for the last year – the Qatari media has been accusing Saudi Arabia and other Arab regimes of collaborating with the Trump administration and betraying the Palestinians.

09.08.2018 - 18:26 [ Financial Times ]

Trump’s hopes for Middle East peace deal falter

(6.8.2018) Arab officials have said any peace proposal has to wait until tensions between Israel and Hamas — the Islamist movement that controls Gaza — ease and Palestinian fury over the US’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital dissipates. A US diplomat said this message had been relayed to the plan’s architects, Jared Kushner, Mr Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, and Jason Greenblatt, the Middle East peace envoy.

09.08.2018 - 18:22 [ Al-Monitor ]

US game plan on Iran written in Tel Aviv, claim Israeli insiders

An anonymous high-level Israel intel source was quoted in the Israeli media Aug. 7 as saying that the renewed US sanctions imposed this week on Iran “will bring Iran to its knees.’’ The source also argued that chances are good that the country will be forced to return to the negotiating table with the six world powers that cut the nuclear agreement and agree to a modification and to limitations on its continued expansion in the Middle East.

09.08.2018 - 18:19 [ Haaretz ]

U.S. Official: Trump’s Peace Plan Will Cause Discomfort to Both Israel and Palestinians

Sources outside the administration who are involved in the discussions over the plan told Haaretz that the Trump peace team believes their plan could be the first one ever to receive a positive answer from both Israel and major Arab countries, regardless of the Palestinian position.

09.08.2018 - 12:35 [ Radio Utopie ]

Sabotiert Herzl Halevi den Waffenstillstand zwischen der Hamas und Netanyahu?

Kurz vor einem Waffenstillstand zwischen der im aufständischen Teil der israelischen Kolonie Palästina herrschenden Hamas im Gazastreifen und der israelischen Regierung Netanyahu in Jerusalem eskaliert plötzlich die Situation.

08.08.2018 - 20:39 [ CNN ]

Iran’s president says he’ll talk to Trump „right now“

„I don’t have preconditions. If the US government is willing, let’s start right now,“ Rouhani said during an interview that aired on state television late Monday local time, just hours before the US renewed sanctions on Iran. „If there is sincerity, Iran has always welcomed dialogue and negotiations,“ Rouhani said.
Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton, when asked about the offer by CNN’s Jake Tapper, dismissed it as possible „propaganda.“

08.08.2018 - 20:34 [ Haaretz ]

Trump Keeps Contradicting His Foreign Policy Team. What Does That Mean for Israel and Iran?

Later Monday, Rouhani told Iranian television that in fact he was ready to meet without preconditions.

“I don’t have preconditions,” he said, according to CNN. “If the U.S. government is willing, let’s start right now.”

It was Bolton, told of Rouhani’s 180, who seemed to be off balance.

08.08.2018 - 20:07 [ ORF.at ]

Trump schlägt Putin Kooperation gegen Terror vor

Auf Besuch in Moskau hat US-Senator Rand Paul nach eigenen Angaben einen Brief von Präsident Donald Trump an Kreml-Chef Wladimir Putin übergeben. Das Schreiben schlage eine Kooperation gegen Terroristen, einen Dialog der Parlamente beider Länder und eine Wiederaufnahme des kulturellen Austausches vor. Paul schrieb heute im Kurznachrichtendienst Twitter: „Ich hatte die Ehre, einen Brief von Präsident Trump an die Führung von Präsident Putin zu überbringen.“

06.08.2018 - 21:10 [ IRNA.ir ]

Trumps Verhandlungsantrag reicht allein nicht aus, es ist notwendig, ehrlich zu sein

Der Präsident der Islamischen Republik Iran Hassan Rouahni sagte in der Reaktion auf die Bereitschaft seines US-amerikanischen Amtskollegen für Gespräch mit Iran: „Die Behauptung, dass wir zu Verhandlung bereit sind, ist nicht genug. Die Ehrlichkeit ist die wesentliche Grundlage“.

06.08.2018 - 21:00 [ CNN ]

Trump snaps back Iran sanctions aiming to change, not topple Tehran, officials say

A senior administration official said that, „our stated policy has not been regime change, it’s been to modify the Iranian regime’s behavior.“
The official, speaking to reporters on a conference call with others from the administration, said that Trump remains open to meeting Iran’s leaders without preconditions.

06.08.2018 - 05:11 [ Washington Post ]

Trump tweeted what?!?

The tweet was awful for Trump and a gift to prosecutors in several respects. Most important, Trump confirmed that the meeting with Russians was designed to obtain something valuable — previously undisclosed dirt on Hillary Clinton. That arguably would violate federal law prohibiting a candidate from asking for or receiving something of value from a foreign national.

02.08.2018 - 17:36 [ Yonhap ]

Trump receives letter from N.K. leader: White House

„A letter to President Trump from Chairman Kim was received on August 1,“ White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement. „The ongoing correspondence between the two leaders is aimed at following up on their meeting in Singapore and advancing the commitments made in the US-DPRK joint statement.“

Sanders did not provide details on the content of the message

02.08.2018 - 17:21 [ Fox News ]

Trump ’sanctuary cities‘ executive order is unconstitutional, US appeals court rules

„Absent congressional authorization, the administration may not redistribute or withhold properly appropriated funds in order to effectuate its own policy goals,“ Chief Judge Sidney Thomas wrote for the majority.

In a 2-1 ruling, Thomas also said he’s sending back the case back to the lower court because there wasn’t enough evidence to support a nationwide ban on Trump’s executive order. The case will receive more hearings on the nationwide ban question.

02.08.2018 - 06:53 [ Valdai International Discussion Club ]

Suzerain-Vassals Relations: How Trump Shapes His European Policy

(30.Juli)Therefore, one cannot rule it out that Europe will from time to time suggest creating alternative alliances, including military ones, but these ideas will lead to nothing. All European attempts to initiate military operations have led to debacle and one can hardly expect anything different. Hence, the significance of Europe – political, economic and military – will dwindle. Whatever is said publicly, this reality will be increasingly recognized behind the closed doors.

01.08.2018 - 22:55 [ Mehr News Agency (Iran) ]

Trump made 8 requests for meeting Rouhani in NY

(18.7.2018) US President Donald Trump had requested a meeting with President Rouhani ‘eight times’ on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in Sep., according to Rouhani’s chief of staff Mahmoud Vaezi.

“During Rouhani’s last visit to New York for the UN General Assembly session, Trump asked the Iranian delegation eight times to have a meeting with the president,” Mahmoud Vaezi told reporters after a cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

01.08.2018 - 21:51 [ Donald J. Trump, Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten / Twitter ]

Paul Manafort worked for Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole and many other highly prominent and respected political leaders. He worked for me for a very short time. Why didn’t government tell me that he was under investigation. These old charges have nothing to do with Collusion – a Hoax!

01.08.2018 - 21:51 [ ABC News ]

Trump to Sessions: Shut down Russia probe

„This is a terrible situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any further. Bob Mueller is totally conflicted, and his 17 Angry Democrats that are doing his dirty work are a disgrace to USA!“ Trump wrote, in the third of a series of tweets.

01.08.2018 - 21:44 [ CNN ]

Donald Trump just tweeted something new about the Russia investigation — and it’s huge

Trump’s lawyers immediately sought to walk the tweet back. Rudy Giuliani told CNN’s Dana Bash that Trump was „was expressing his opinion on his favorite medium, Twitter, for asserting his First Amendment rights“ and said the tweet wasn’t a demand.

31.07.2018 - 16:01 [ CNN ]

Trump says he’d meet with Iran without preconditions ‚whenever they want‘

„I would certainly meet with Iran if they wanted to meet,“ Trump said during a joint news conference at the White House alongside Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. „I do believe that they will probably end up wanting to meet. I’m ready to meet whenever they want to.“
„No preconditions,“ he added. „They want to meet, I’ll meet, whenever they want.“

30.07.2018 - 11:52 [ israelnationalnews.com ]

Giuliani: Trump is Israel’s best friend

(6.5.2018) He said that Trump’s relations with the Palestinian Authority are different today compared to past presidents. „It’s not that the president is not interested in seeing them living in peace and prosperity, but he believes that the first and most important step must be taken by them. They have to stop terror. They have to stop training people to kill and stop killing Christians and Jews. How can one make peace with an authority that wants to become a state that sponsors terrorism?“

30.07.2018 - 11:24 [ Huffington Post ]

Rudy Giuliani Says ‚Don’t Quote Me On That‘ In Middle Of Live TV Interview

Giuliani was attempting to defend the president after the release of a 2016 audio in which Trump is heard speaking with Michael Cohen, who was his personal attorney at the time.

The two appeared to discuss buying the rights to the story of Karen McDougal, a Playboy model who claims she had an affair with Trump. Trump’s representatives at the time said they had “no knowledge of any of this.”

Giuliani had several other unusual moments in the interview.

30.07.2018 - 10:55 [ Real Clear Politics ]

Tucker Carlson: Kristol, „Swamp“ Foreign Policy Establishment „Working Overtime To Ensnare Trump In Iran“

(25.7.2018) „The mullahs are months away from building a nuke, the neocons tell us. Keep in mind, these people have been saying the exact same thing, word for word, for more than a decade. You can look it up on Google.

They have no idea what they are talking about. Their track records are embarrassing. Disaster after disaster. They ought to be selling time-shares in Maui or doing something useful.“

30.07.2018 - 10:44 [ Fox News / Youtube ]

Tucker: An Iran war would destroy Trump’s presidency

(24.7.2018) Tucker: We are moving toward confrontation with Iran. That should worry everybody, but it should especially concern the president’s supporters. If President Trump decides to go to war with Iran, it will destroy his presidency, just as the Iraq War destroyed the presidency of his Republican predecessor, George W. Bush.

30.07.2018 - 09:30 [ New York Times Company ]

Statement of A.G. Sulzberger, Publisher, The New York Times, in Response to President Trump’s Tweet About Their Meeting

July 29, 2018

Earlier this month, A.G. received a request from the White House to meet with President Trump. This was not unusual; there has been a long tradition of New York Times publishers holding such meetings with presidents and other public figures who have concerns about coverage.

On July 20th, A.G. went to the White House, accompanied by James Bennet, who oversees the editorial page of The Times. Mr. Trump’s aides requested that the meeting be off the record, which has also been the practice for such meetings in the past.

But with Mr. Trump’s tweet this morning, he has put the meeting on the record, so A.G. has decided to respond to the president’s characterization of their conversation, based on detailed notes A.G. and James took.

30.07.2018 - 09:25 [ Donald J. Trump, Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten / Twitter ]

Had a very good and interesting meeting at the White House with A.G. Sulzberger, Publisher of the New York Times. Spent much time talking about the vast amounts of Fake News being put out by the media & how that Fake News has morphed into phrase, “Enemy of the People.” Sad!

(29.7.2018)

29.07.2018 - 12:29 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

CIA ‚had source close to Putin‘ and told Donald Trump that Russian leader ordered election hacking

(19.7.2018) The CIA had a top secret informant close to Vladimir Putin who confirmed the Russian president’s personal involvement in hacking the 2016 US election, it has been claimed.

According to the New York Times the source was giving information to the CIA during the Obama administration.

The information, and the source, were reportedly considered so sensitive that John Brennan, the CIA director at the time, gave details to Mr Obama in an envelope, separate from the daily presidential intelligence briefing that is delivered in the Oval Office, the New York Times reported.

29.07.2018 - 12:24 [ businessinsider.com ]

Former CIA director asks what Trump is ‚hiding‘ by meeting with Putin alone

(16.7.2018) John Brennan, the former director of the CIA, on Monday asked what President Donald Trump was „hiding“ by meeting alone with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland.

Trump sat with Putin alone with only translators for roughly two hours on Monday. This was reportedly the first time in history a US and Russian president have met alone.

28.07.2018 - 23:21 [ Bloomberg.com ]

Three Reasons Why Trump May End the ‘Forever War’

(11.7.2018) Third, Trump could simply decide to call it quits. Where Trump differs from Bush and Obama is that he never had any real enthusiasm for the Afghan campaign. He is also somewhat less vulnerable to the political costs of withdrawal because he made an opposition to prolonged nation-building missions a central plank of his campaign.

27.07.2018 - 09:25 [ Real Clear Politics ]

Trump: „Don’t Believe The Crap You See From These People On Fake News“

„I mean, I saw a piece on NBC today. NBC — not just CNN. CNN is the worst. But I saw a piece on NBC; it was heart-throbbing. They were interviewing people — they probably go through 20, and then they pick the one that sounds like the worst. But they went through a group of people. In fact, I wanted to say, “I got to do something about this Trump.”

Terrible.

And that piece was done by the lobbyists and by the people that they hire. It was a total setup.“

27.07.2018 - 09:23 [ Barbara Starr / CNN ]

The military does not belong to Donald Trump

Trump has now taken it a step further with what some say is an Orwellian declaration: „What you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening.“ But troops don’t have the luxury of serving only the parts of the nation’s fabric they agree with. They serve the nation. Despite Trump’s tendency to talk about the military as „his'“ and „my generals,“ nothing could be further from the truth. The US military is and must stay apolitical. It is not Trump’s.

26.07.2018 - 13:35 [ Krone.at ]

Ist die EU vor Trump eingeknickt?

Ein weiteres Entgegenkommen der EU: Es soll mehr Flüssiggas aus den USA importiert werden. Damit will Trump in Konkurrenz zu der von ihm heftig kritisierten Gaspipeline Nord Stream 2 treten, die Deutschland gemeinsam mit Russland vorantreibt. Die vereinbarte „strategische Kooperation“ in der Energieversorgung ist also ebenfalls eine relativ einseitige Sache. Es könnte zudem zu einem geopolitischen Erfolg der USA im Kampf um Einflusssphären werden.

25.07.2018 - 14:47 [ theDiplomat.com ]

US Intelligence: North Korean Engine Dismantlement at Sohae Reversible ‘Within Months’

Last week’s assessment also stated that the stand “can be reconstituted within months,” a U.S. government source told The Diplomat, underlining that, for now, the changes North Korea had made would be reversible.

“The engine test stand tear down does not severely impact North Korea’s liquid fuel engine development,” the source added, highlighting that the facility was no longer critical for the mass production of ballistic missiles in North Korea.

25.07.2018 - 14:42 [ Korea Times ]

Trump pleased as North Korea seen dismantling launch site parts

“We’re all pursuing the denuclearization of North Korea and a new future of prosperity, security and peace on the Korean Peninsula and all of Asia,“ Trump told a VFW convention in Kansas City, Missouri. “New images just today show that North Korea has begun the process of dismantling a key missile site and we appreciate that. We had a fantastic meeting with Chairman Kim, and it seems to be going very well.“

25.07.2018 - 14:20 [ Politico.com ]

Will Trump pull a North Korea on Iran?

(23.7.2018) President Donald Trump’s heated exchange of threats with Iran’s leaders this week is raising questions about whether the world has seen this show before — and whether it will end the same way.

Is it possible, as he did with North Korea, that Trump will ramp up sanctions and rhetorical pressure on Tehran, only to eventually back off, reach a deal of little substance with the country’s leaders and declare, implausibly, that he solved a decades-old problem?

25.07.2018 - 13:31 [ Radio Utopie ]

Analyse: Vorbereitung eines Angriffskrieges in Deutschland

(2.7.2018) Die Entwicklung der Regierungskrise in Deutschland bleibt abzuwarten. Die etablierte Contralinke, die simulierte Sozialdemokratie die keine ist, sie spielen dabei ebenso wenige irgendeine Rolle wie der Flüchtlingsfetisch.

Einen Hinweis noch: die Vorbereitung eines Angriffskrieges in Deutschland ist verfassungswidrig. Schon dessen Vorbereitung steht zwingend unter Strafe.

Ich rate also diesen sogenannten „Sicherheitsbehörden“ in Deutschland, sich bei einer solchen verfassungswidrigen Vorbereitung eines Angriffskrieges nicht erwischen zu lassen. Und ebensowenig bei Intrigen gegen die amtierende Kanzlerin.

25.07.2018 - 12:35 [ Jerusalem Post ]

Helsinki summit proved Russia to be ally of Israel

(23.7.2018) While American politicians and pundits fumed at President Donald Trump’s performance at his much-anticipated meeting this week with Russian President Vladimir Putin, lost in the clamor was one small but crucial moment: Israel emerged from Helsinki a winner.

Trump said that he and Putin had reached a “really good conclusion” for Israel in regard to the situation in Syria.

23.07.2018 - 20:00 [ Donald J. Trump, Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten / Twitter ]

A Rocket has not been launched by North Korea in 9 months. Likewise, no Nuclear Tests. Japan is happy, all of Asia is happy. But the Fake News is saying, without ever asking me (always anonymous sources), that I am angry because it is not going fast enough. Wrong, very happy!

23.07.2018 - 19:57 [ CNN ]

North Korea wants US to make ‚bold move‘ towards peace before denuclearization, source says

If the US is unwilling to replace the armistice agreement that ended the Korean War with a permanent peace that would ensure the survival of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s regime, Pyongyang will likely not proceed further with denuclearization talks, the source said.
The establishment of a legally binding peace treaty would require the approval of two-thirds of the US Senate.

23.07.2018 - 10:47 [ CNN ]

Montenegro defends itself after Trump calls tiny nation ‚aggressive‘

„Why should my son go to Montenegro to defend it from attack?“ Carlson inquired.
Trump responded: „I’ve asked the same question. Montenegro is a tiny country with very strong people. … They are very strong people. They are very aggressive people, they may get aggressive, and congratulations, you are in World War III.“

23.07.2018 - 09:51 [ Präsident der Islamischen Republik Iran ]

President speaking at the meeting of heads of Iranian missions abroad:

Latest US plot an attempt to tire Iranian nation/Foreign policy the most important issue after national security/You can’t incite Iranian people against Iran’s security, interests/Iranian nation won’t be anybody’s slave/Americans must get that peace with Iran the mother of all peace, war with Iran the mother of all wars/Intimidation makes us more united; we’ll definitely defeat US

23.07.2018 - 09:43 [ Presstv.com ]

Rouhani: Peace with Iran will be mother of all peace, war with Iran will be mother of all wars

“Mr. Trump! We are men of honor and [have been] the guarantors of the security of the region’s waterway throughout history. Don’t you want to play with the lion’s tail! It will be something [for you] to regret,” he said.

‘You declare war on Iranians and speak of support for them?!’

The US has recently launched “an offensive of speeches and online communications meant to foment unrest” among ordinary Iranians, according to Reuters.

On Sunday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was scheduled to give a speech titled “Supporting Iranian Voices” to opponents of the Islamic Republic in California.

21.07.2018 - 13:15 [ Donald J. Trump , Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten / Twitter ]

China, the European Union and others have been manipulating their currencies and interest rates lower, while the U.S. is raising rates while the dollars gets stronger and stronger with each passing day – taking away our big competitive edge.

21.07.2018 - 13:02 [ Sueddeutsche.de ]

Geldpolitik: Trump übt ungewöhnliche Kritik an US-Notenbank

(20.7.2018) Es gilt in den USA als Grundprinzip, dass US-Präsidenten sich nicht zur Geldpolitik der unabhängigen Notenbank Fed äußern.
Donald Trump hat trotzdem genau das getan – und gesagt, er sei „nicht begeistert“ von der Leitzinserhöhung der Bank.

18.07.2018 - 05:40 [ ORF.at ]

Trump will sich versprochen haben

US-Präsident Donald Trump hat am Dienstag – nach 24 Stunden der Empörung – eine Wende vollzogen. Nach heftiger Kritik an seiner Haltung zu Russland ruderte er in einer Stellungnahme im Weißen Haus zurück. Er räumte ein, dass Russland sich in die US-Wahl 2016 eingemischt habe. Entsprechende US-Geheimdienstinformationen akzeptiere er, sagte Trump.