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    Former President Trump blasted President Biden's handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal in a sit-down interview with Fox News as he told told Sean Hannity a story of why the Taliban feared him too much to take over the nation.  'Under my conversations with Abdul, who's the leader of the Taliban, for 18 months, we didn't lose one soldier,' Trump said Thursday night, referring to Abdul Ghani Baradar, co-founder and senior member of the Taliban.  Trump then told Hannity he threatened to 'obliterate' Abdul if he did not follow his orders.  'Didn't you at one point tell him, 'I know exactly where you are,' and give him the exact coordinates where he was?' Hannity asked.  'No,' Trump replied. 'I sent him a picture of his house.'  'He said, 'But why but why do you send me a picture of my house?' I said, 'You have to figure that one out.''  'Didn't you at one point tell him, 'I know exactly where you are,' and give him the exact coordinates where he was?' Hannity asked. 'No,' Trump replied. 'I sent him a picture of...
    Former Secretary of Defense and CIA chief Robert Gates is quoted as having told Milley: "Keep the chiefs on board with you and make it clear to the White House that if you go they all go, so that the White House knows ... this is about the entire Joint Chiefs of Staff quitting in response." Milley ultimately decided he would not quit and told his staff, "I'll just fight him." Qualifying Trump's agenda, including withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Germany, and Africa, as "damage," he determined to prevent the president from realizing his goals. "If they want to court-martial me, or put me in prison, have at it," Milley is quoted as having told his staff, adding: "But I will fight from the inside." Just as Milley had telegraphed his intention not to execute possible orders from the president regarding action against America's Chinese communist adversaries, he similarly notified Democrats "that he would not go along with any further efforts by the president to deploy the machinery of war for domestic political ends." House...
    Chapter 15 of Mark Esper’s account of his 18 months as former President Donald Trump’s second defense secretary is titled “Making Lemonade,” a reference to the old saying about what to do when life hands you lemons. It could well have been an alternate title for A Sacred Oath, Esper’s pull-back-the-curtain, tell-all memoir about what he considered as his constitutional duty to turn what he saw as an endless litany of loony ideas coming from his “idiosyncratic, unpredictable, and unprincipled commander in chief” into policy he could defend as rational, legal, and in the legitimate national interest. Throughout his book, Esper details how he would rally internal allies, often including Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and leverage the inertia of the government bureaucracy to thwart Trump’s instinctual urges, or at the very least massage them into something he considered palatable. Even before he was selected to replace former Gen. Jim Mattis, who resigned as defense secretary because he couldn’t support Trump’s Syria pullout, Esper could see storm clouds coming. In 2019, when he was Army...
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has sued President Biden over the administration's military vaccine mandate, citing the governor's authority 'as Commander in Chief and on Texas's sovereignty.' Abbott filed suit Tuesday in Texas, asking a federal judge to overturn Biden's vaccine requirement, in a filing that repeatedly invokes Abbott's own authority as commander of chief of the guard, which is subject to complex jurisdiction. Under overlapping statutes, state national guards remain under the command of governors except when they are called up for federal by the president. Title 10 of the U.S. Code applies to active duty military, while Title 32 applies to the Guard.  Texas Governor Greg Abbott sued President Biden and Pentagon officials over the military vaccine mandate 'Defendants’ intrusion into the discretion and scope of Title 32 commanders is contrary to the balance of power between federal and state officials set out by the U.S. Constitution and federal law,' Abbott argues in the suit, which names Biden in his professional capacity. 'It is unlawful for Defendants to attempt to override the Governor's authority to govern his troops, and...
    Donald Trump listens as incoming Central Intelligence Agency director Gina Haspel speaks during her May 2018 swearing-in ceremony at CIA headquarters.Evan Vucci/AP Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.The CIA is too polite to say this directly, but it has issued a report that shows that Donald Trump, while obsessing over his efforts to overturn the 2020 election, abandoned one of his primary duties as president: to stay fully informed about potential threats to the nation.  This indictment comes from the agency’s Center for the Study of Intelligence, which produces scholarly papers and histories related to intelligence. Many (but not all) are publicly released, and they can be academic and a bit esoteric. There’s “How We Identified the Technical Problems of Early Soviet Nuclear Submarines,” “Scandinavians as Agents,” or “The Metals Traces Test.” But the CSI also generates work relevant to current intelligence issues—and that includes the question of what happens when a president doesn’t care about intelligence. Days ago, the CSI released a revised edition of Getting...
    Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is doubling down on his call for President Joe Biden to be impeached over his handling of the Afghanistan situation. Graham called for Biden’s impeachment last week as he argued that the president “abandoned thousands of Afghans who fought with us and he’s going to abandon some American citizens because he capitulated to the Taliban.” On Sunday, Graham spoke to CBS’ Ed O’Keefe on Face The Nation, and he warned that “the parade of horribles are about to unfold” as the U.S. nears the August 31st withdrawal deadline. The chance of another 9/11 just went through the roof. These drone attacks will not degrade ISIS. The number of ISIS fighters have doubled. We’ve turned our back on our allies who’s going to help us in the future. And we set the conditions for another 9/11. I’ve never been more worried about an attack on our homeland than I am right now. And we did not end this war. President Biden said that he wanted to take Afghanistan off the plate for future presidents....
    A veteran US diplomat who headed the Kabul embassy twice - including in 2002 soon after it reopened after five years of Taliban rule - said he has 'grave' concerns over President Joe Biden's ability to lead the United States after Afghanistan fell to the insurgent group once again on Sunday. Former Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker on Monday called the Taliban's takeover a predictable 'self-inflicted wound' to US foreign policy. 'That's why this is all so sad,' Crocker said. Like many officials he was surprised at how quickly the war-torn country was taken, he told The Spokane Review - but that the 'trajectory' was inevitable. 'What President Biden has done is to embrace the Afghan policy of President Trump, and this is the outcome,' Crocker said.  'I'm left with some grave questions in my mind about his ability to lead our nation as commander-in-chief...to have read this so wrong - or, even worse, to have understood what was likely to happen and not care.' Former Afghanistan Ambassador Ryan Crocker said the devastating scenes of the evacuation effort are...
    Martin Luther King Jr. III, the oldest son of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King has said his father would be 'greatly disappointed' in the state of the nation were he alive today.  'My father always believed in the people of our nation. Certainly, he would be greatly disappointed in how we have chosen to conduct ourselves at this particular moment, but most particularly probably disappointed in the commander in chief, because the commander in chief is supposed to bring people together and not to bring people together to actually intercept your government. 'If he saw the issues of poverty and income inequality that exist today he would be greatly disappointed.  Martin Luther King III, 63, is speaking out about his late father's 'fight against poverty and income inequality' on Martin Luther King Jr. Day King III said he recognizes that his father 'is revered' today but also noted that Dr. King 'was deeply unpopular,' with 'two-thirds of Americans disapproving of him' Martin Luther King III: Martin Luther King Jr. "would be...
    President Donald Trump begrudgingly conceded his defeat in the 2020 presidential election last week, following the attacks on the U.S. Capitol. His political future remains unclear, however, but some in his inner circle are telling him to run again in 2024. As Newsweek reported, in a Thursday interview with Fox Business, Trump’s adviser Jason Miller said that he hopes the commander-in-chief launches a comeback presidential bid in 2024 and made it clear that the president has not yet made a final decision on seeking a second term in the White House. Asked if he thought Trump would run again, Miller said “I hope so. And I’ve told him that I hope that he does.” He explained that the commander-in-chief “hasn’t made any kind of decision or even in private he hasn’t said anything formally.” In the final days of his presidency, Miller said, Trump will most likely focus on highlighting his administration’s accomplishments, including the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and the re-negetiated peace treaties in the Middle East. Miller said that future historians will view Trump’s first term favorably...
    In an interview with ExtraTV published on Tuesday, actor Robert De Niro took aim at President Donald Trump. Speaking with Terri Seymour, the Hollywood legend compared Trump’s presidency to being in an abusive relationship. De Niro said that Americans are “in a national abusive situation with a leader who is daily giving us something new to be concerned about.” “That’s another kind of virus or pandemic that we are having to deal with. ‘I can’t wait, can’t wait, please God, that it goes away so we can get back to normal, get us all back to normal,'” he continued. De Niro argued that the coronavirus crisis would have been “a lot less severe” with competent leadership. “This nation has been toyed with, played with, conned to be where we are today. When are people going to wake up and see what the fraud is right in front of our very eyes?” Per CBS News, according to data from Johns Hopkins University more than 210,000 Americans have died from the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. For months, COVID-19 has been...
    During the latest edition of his New Abnormal podcast, Republican strategist Rick Wilson argued that President Donald Trump would do anything to stay in power, Raw Story reported on Friday. Speaking with his co-host Molly Jong-Fast, Wilson expressed concern about Attorney General William Barr’s alleged meddling in the 2020 presidential election. Wilson said that he expects the nation’s top law enforcement officer to do all he can to make sure Trump beats Joe Biden, the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee, this fall. “I’m most worried about Trump-world on a contested Election Day,” he said, predicting that Trump will deem the election rigged and “stolen” if Biden wins by fewer than 40 electoral votes. In such a scenario, Wilson speculated, Trump would probably deploy the National Guard to seize ballot boxes across the nation. Barr would assist the commander-in-chief by sending out “the little green men.” “They are already engaged in a widespread legal effort to stop early voting, to stop mail voting in a number of states,” the Republican strategist posited. Barr has been accused of using his position to help...
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell is set to speak at the DNC convention Tuesday night. Powell, a Republican who served under Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush, endorsed Barack Obama back in 2008 and more recently has been an ardent critic of President Donald Trump. Powell recently said he’s backing Joe Biden and tonight he will be speaking at the DNC — following remarks Monday night by Republicans like John Kasich supporting Biden.’ In a preview of his speech tonight, Powell praises Biden’s values and says, “I support Joe Biden for the presidency of the United States because those values still define him and we need to restore those values to the White House. Our country needs a commander-in-chief who takes care of our troops in the same way he would his own family.” Heres a preview Secretary Colin Powells speech for tonights DNC. #TheReidOut pic.twitter.com/ObF9VqAv1s — The ReidOut (@thereidout) August 18, 2020 “For Joe Biden, that doesn’t need teaching. It comes from the experience he shares with millions of military families, sending...
    (CNN)President Trump's brandishing of the US military this week -- particularly his threat Monday to invoke the Insurrection Act of 1807 -- proves his cowardly and undemocratic proclivities.Instead of working with governors and other domestic leaders to address the obvious anger and hurt throughout the country, he would prefer to hide in the White House, spewing aggressive rhetoric behind the uniforms of men and women who signed up for foreign duty -- none of whom surely wish to find themselves pointing their weapons at their fellow citizens. Jeremi SuriWhen the Constitution describes the president as "commander-in-chief," it refers to his ability to deploy military force against foreign enemies. The Constitution severely constrains the president's use of military force against domestic adversaries. The Insurrection Act of 1807 creates a presumption that state leaders will consent, and in fact request, federal military assistance, when necessary. If state leaders do not request federal arms, presidents have little recourse. The only exception is when state conditions grossly violate federal laws, and the president has taken other actions, short of military force, to demand enforcement.As...
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