´I do not believe the leaks came from within our intelligence community´: Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told Trump of ´profound dismay´ over Russian* Daily Mail [UK], by James Wilkinson
The Director of National Intelligence told Donald Trump that he was ´dismayed´ by leaks of an intelligence document that claimed, among other things, that the President-elect had hired Russian prostitutes. Clapper also told Trump that he did not believe the leaks of the claims, which have yet to be substantiated by outsiders, did not come from within the US intelligence community. ´I expressed my profound dismay at the leaks that have been appearing in the press, and we both agreed that they are extremely corrosive and damaging to our national security,´ he said in a statement. In the statement, which he released
Riots have broken out in the Swedish suburb that Donald Trump referred to in his speech about immigration problems. Police were forced to fire warning shots after a group of rioters began setting fire to cars, throwing stones at police and looting shops in the Rinkeby district of Stockholm on Monday night. A police officer was injured during the clashes, Swedish public service broadcaster SVT reported. Police said in a statement that at least seven or eight cars were burned in the district, which has one of the largest immigrant populations in Stockholm, during the evening. Police later said they
More than 100 workers have been fired for walking out to take part in anti-trump Day Without Immigrants protests on Thursday. In cities all over the US, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in widespread demonstrations against the President´s anti-immigrants stance and rhetoric. Activists called on immigrants to walkout of their jobs to highlight their vital role in the light of recent policies, such as a proposed ban on migrants born in some Muslim countries and a suggested wall between the US and Mexico. But since the march, more than 100 people have lost their jobs for not coming to
FORMER Ukip leader Nigel Farage has insisted both the Government and Queen will not pay attention over protests to stop the US President’s formal trip to the UK. Tens of thousands of people are taking part in Stop Trump rallies across the UK today as MPs debate a petition to block the President’s state visit. But Mr Farage, a supporter of the billionaire Republican, dubbed arguments he should make the trip “astonishing” and “absolutely crazy”. Speaking on his LBC show, he also took a dig a swipe at Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, labelling the Labour politician, who took part in the demonstration
Ivanka Trump took to Twitter to show her support for the Jewish community after 10 Jewish Community Centers were targeted on Presidents Day. Trump, who converted to Orthodox Judaism when she was 27 before marrying Jared Kushner, wrote: ´America is a nation built on the principle of religious tolerance. We must protect our houses of worship & religious centers. #JCC.´ Monday, 10 JCCs across the country received bomb threats and had to be evacuated. All 11 threats appear to be hoaxes and no one has been injured. Centers in Birmingham, Cleveland, Chicago, St. Paul, Tampa, Albuquerque, Houston, Milwaukee, Nashville and Buffalo received threats
As President Donald Trump continues his attacks on the media by calling everything ´fake news´ and championing ´alternative facts,´ numbers experts are worried about doctored data coming from the administration. Bloomberg News first reported these concerns, with economic experts pointing to the president´s propensity to play fast and loose with facts. He´s also shown disdain for economists in the past. ´My biggest concern right now is about the unemployment statistics, just because the White House has been attacking them,´ noted Brent Moulton, who spent 32 years at the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Commerce Department´s Bureau of Economic Analysis.
The Republican lawmakers from South Carolina could not get a word in from the start. Almost every answer U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford and Sen. Tim Scott gave Saturday was deemed unacceptable to the more than 200 people who made their dissent known with boos, interruptions and by holding pieces of paper with the word "disagree" printed on them. "Agree" was printed on the other side, but few people turned that face over. The first question set the tone as Scott and Sanford repeatedly found themselves on the defensive on their home turf. "I don´t mean to sound flippant," Ernest Fava began, before referencing President
Five people were killed, including three Iraqi soldiers, in two suicide bombings on Sunday that hit districts recently retaken from Islamic State in eastern Mosul, security sources said. The first attack targeted an army checkpoint, killing three soldiers, and the second a gathering of civilians in the commercial district known as "My Fair Lady," killing two. A dozen people were also wounded in the two attacks carried out by men wearing explosive vests, the sources said, contacted from Erbil, the Kurdish region´s capital east of Mosul. The bombers are suspected by the security sources to have crossed into eastern Mosul from the western
Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units) began Sunday an invasion of western Mosul areas coincidentally with Iraqi government forces which launched a new stage of offensives against Islamic State militants in that region. The Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell said the PMUs 26th Brigade embarked on an offensive targeting western Mosul areas starting from Irbeed region, bringing down IS defenses there. Al-Hashd’s media service, meanwhile, said the forces advanced towards the liberation of Tal Kaisoum, an area on the road between central Mosul and the strategic town of Tal Afar. Al-Hashd al-Shaabi, an alliance of volunteer Shia militias, has
ISLAMIC State faces another brutal showdown after Iraq’s prime minister announced the nations military will launch an offensive to retake western Mosul for the twisted terror cult. ISIS snatched the city of Mosul from Iraqi forces in 2014 but have come under increased pressure since October last year. Haider al-Abadi said: “The prime minister announced the launch of liberation operations on the western side of Mosul.” Iraqi forces reclaimed the eastern part of the city last month after a series of brutal battles. More to follow...
SPECIAL passport arrangements between the UK and Commonwealth countries where the Queen is head of state have been discussed “at the highest level”. Of the 52 Commonwealth countries, 16, including the UK, are in the Commonwealth Realm – those where the Queen is the sovereign. These include Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the Bahamas. Now sources at the highest level of the Commonwealth say new passport arrangements for the realms were very much “back on the table” post-Brexit. They could ultimately include fast-track visas and easier entry to the UK, with reciprocal rights for Britons. The insider said: “The will
During a campaign-style rally on Saturday, Donald Trump used a quote from one of the nation´s Founding Fathers out of context to vindicate his war against the media. At the ´Make America Great Again´ rally in Melbourne, Florida which mirrored the rhetoric throughout his campaign tour, Trump said he hoped to speak ´without the filter of fake news´ - whom he declared the ´enemy of America´ this week. The President then referenced previous American leaders who combated the media during their time in the White House. He said: ´Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, and Abraham Lincoln: many of our greatest Presidents fought with the
President Donald Trump gave Boeing South Carolina an unprecedented advertising boost Friday, saying "God Bless Boeing" as he promoted the company´s work force in his first visit to the Palmetto State in a year. Speaking to more than 5,000 employees, guests and VIPs, the president left behind the combative theatrics of Washington to press his message of American jobs first. "Just like you built this incredible airplane behind me, we´re going to rebuild this country and ensure that every forgotten community has a bright future," Trump said as Boeing marked the official roll out for its new 787-10 Dreamliner passenger jet. "Very shortly
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., predicted Tuesday that many Republican lawmakers will break from President Trump by June if he continues to push forward with his agenda. Schumer told "The View" that while most Republicans have declined to publicly break with Trump during the first month of his presidency, many privately admit they have "real problems" with him. He also argued that some are sticking by him because of party loyalty and his nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the late Antonin Scalia´s seat on the Supreme Court. "When you talk to Republicans quietly — in the cloakroom
Nearly 15 years ago, I informed my skeptical father that I was pursuing a job with the Central Intelligence Agency. Among his many concerns was that others would never believe I had resigned from the agency when I sought my next job. “Once CIA, always CIA,” he said. But that didn’t give me pause. This wouldn’t be just my first real job, I thought then; it would be my career. That changed when I formally resigned last week. Despite working proudly for Republican and Democratic presidents, I reluctantly concluded that I cannot in good faith serve this administration as an
Calls to boycott Wegmans Food Markets, a popular supermarket chain, because it sells Trump Winery products have backfired on the Prince William County, Virginia, chapter of the National Organization for Women. A spokeswoman for Wegmans, a New York-based company, told Fox News on Monday that Trump wines flew off its shelves last week. Out of 10 locations, only its Charlottesville store did not completely sell out. (Snip) Calls for boycotts began with a story involving Prince William County’s chapter of NOW in The Washington Post published Feb. 14. “Certainly if Wegmans is carrying Trump wines, I personally will not shop
Fox News announced the signing of Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel as a healthcare and policy analysis contributor on Tuesday. Along with Jonathan Gruber, Emanuel is best known for being one of the “architects” of the Affordable Care Act. He currently serves as chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania and is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. He will reportedly appear on both Fox News and Fox Business Network.
A group of global investors with $11 trillion in managed assets told Texas on Tuesday not to enact legislation restricting access to bathrooms for transgender people, saying it is discriminatory and bad for business. The "Texas Privacy Act," or Senate Bill 6, has been marked as a priority for Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, a Republican and conservative Christian who guides the legislative agenda in the Republican-controlled state Senate. He said the measure protected the privacy and safety of Texans. The bill on a flashpoint issue in the United States is similar to a law enacted last year in North Carolina
A Mexican man has apparently taken his own life just half an hour after being deported from the United States. Guadalupe Olivas Valencia, 45, jumped from a bridge at the border after he was deported for the third time. He was found unconscious next to a plastic bag with his belongings and died in hospital a short while later. His death came as the Trump administration issued new guidelines to widen the net for deporting illegal immigrants from the US. (Snip) Mr Olivas was a native of Sinaloa, one of Mexico's most violent states and the stronghold of the cartel formerly led by jailed drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.
Chelsea Clinton took to the streets of New York on Sunday to stand in solidarity with the Muslim community and protest Muslim discrimination. Clinton brought along her young daughter Charlotte. (Snip) Linda Sarsour, a Muslim activist who is known for her vocal condemnation of Israel, gave a speech in which she discussed President Franklin Delano Roosevelt´s signing of executive order 9066, which put Japanese Americans in internment camps. Sarsour implied that President Trump would do the same with Muslims.
In San Francisco, an Indian software engineer on a work permit canceled plans to bid on a $900,000 home. In Washington, a Brazilian nonprofit executive passed on a fixer-upper near her office. And, in Mesa, Arizona, a 24-year-old son of undocumented Mexican immigrants won the trust of a bank -- a green light for a mortgage -- but now fears deportation. President Donald Trump’s immigration policies threaten to crack a foundation of the American economy: the residential real estate market. Legal and otherwise, immigrants, long a pillar of growth in homebuying, are no longer feeling the warm welcome and optimism
The mainstream media have stepped up their complaints about President Trump amid pious howls mostly about the First Amendment. The issue, however, has nothing to do with that. It´s that these organizations are openly asserting a right to define, control and impose their world-view on us. That´s the real problem. To start, they are defining what is and isn´t offensive in America today, claiming they can make those designations even while admitting they don´t have all the facts, and that you, the reader, deserve to lose your job if you fall outside of the rigid box they construct. There are numerous
Hundreds of headstones were vandalized and toppled in a Jewish cemetery in University City north of St. Louis. (Photo) Local officials are calling the vandalism an act of intolerance and hate. An up-close look at the damaged headstones at Chesed Shel Emeth, the historic Jewish cemetery in University City. @ksdknews pic.twitter.com/UNtBqSJxiO— Kiya Edwards (@KSDKkiya) February 21, 2017 -Now this… Former Democratic presidential candidate lashed out at President Donald Trump following the desecration. Hillary wants Trump to make a statement. JCC threats, cemetery desecration & online attacks are so troubling & they need to be stopped. Everyone must speak out, starting
The Democratic National Committee will choose its next leader on Saturday, and when it does it should choose a leader who will resist the pressure to pursue the wrong white people. (Snip) That is the white flight that should most concern the next D.N.C. chairman, because those voters make up a more promising way to reclaim the White House. The way to win them back is by being more progressive, not less. To be clear, all white voters matter. But Democrats must make tough, data-driven decisions about how to prioritize their work. Right now, too many are using bad math and
A lesbian named Ash Fisher surprised herself by falling in love with a man! Even though she is in a relationship with him, however, she still maintains she is a lesbian. I have a femme tattoo on my arm, which was sticked-and-poked by a fellow queer on another queer´s couch during Pride. I run a queer feminist comedy show called "Man Haters." Much of my standup act revolves around my queerness. Basically, I´m super gay. Before meeting him, I identified not just as queer, but as a dyke.