As the Taliban continues its hold in Afghanistan, a former prisoner released by Donald Trump could become the group’s next head of government. The Taliban is expected to name its government soon, appointing Islamic judges to key positions, while Abdul Ghani Baradar, a former prisoner of the CIA who was released in 2018 at theContinue reading “Taliban Prisoner Released By Trump Expected To Lead Afghan Government”
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Afghanistan: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
John Oliver discusses the end of America’s war with Afghanistan, and the humanitarian crisis being left behind.
‘Reichstag moment’: Joint Chiefs chairman feared Trump was laying groundwork for coup
Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, planned for an illegal power grab by Trump. “This is a Reichstag moment,” Milley said, referring to German parliament fire ahead of Nazi regime. Washington Post reporters Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker reveal this in “I Alone Can Fix It.” The highest-ranking U.S. officer, ChairmanContinue reading “‘Reichstag moment’: Joint Chiefs chairman feared Trump was laying groundwork for coup”
Pro-Trump social media app hacked on launch day as half million sign up
A social media site launched on Sunday by Jason Miller, a senior adviser to former U.S. President Donald Trump, was briefly hacked, and more than 500,000 people have registered to use the site, Miller said. GETTR, a Twitter-style platform with posts and trending topics, has advertised itself on the Google and Apple app stores asContinue reading “Pro-Trump social media app hacked on launch day as half million sign up”
Breaking: Saudi Operatives Who Killed Khashoggi Received Paramilitary Training in U.S.
The training, approved by the State Department, underscores the perils of military partnerships with repressive governments. Four Saudis who participated in the 2018 killing of the Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi received paramilitary training in the United States the previous year under a contract approved by the State Department, according to documents and people familiarContinue reading “Breaking: Saudi Operatives Who Killed Khashoggi Received Paramilitary Training in U.S.”
Paul Manafort Lied To Investigators About Feeding U.S. Polling Data To Russian Spy: Files
Trump’s former campaign manager “lied in multiple ways and on multiple occasions,” according to newly unsealed federal court documents. Former Donald Trump campaign manager and now-pardoned felon Paul Manafort lied repeatedly to investigators about arranging to share polling data on U.S. citizens with a Russian spy, according to federal prosecutors. The revelation was included in courtContinue reading “Paul Manafort Lied To Investigators About Feeding U.S. Polling Data To Russian Spy: Files”
Mike Pompeo Is Now on the Fox News Payroll—Because of Course
The former secretary of state joins the list of ex-Trump officials and family members to hop onto Fox’s contributor roster. Yet another member of Team Trump has joined Fox News. The conservative cable network announced Thursday that it has signed ex-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as a paid on-air contributor. Pompeo is scheduled to make his first appearance asContinue reading “Mike Pompeo Is Now on the Fox News Payroll—Because of Course”