3. #Putin & #Trump will be meet face-to-face around noon (1pm #Moscow time). The leaders have at least 3 hours scheduled for themselves after which they will proceed to another room for working lunch in a broader format with ministers and advisers.
1) CDC joins investigation into ‘sonic attacks’ in Cuba & China. I hope the new CDC director is on the up and up, because others weren't. Add to this, Kenneth Merten is joining the task force. Does @SecPompeo know that Merten is still a Clinton lapdog? mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-…
2) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has joined the investigation into the sonic incidents that have injured U.S. diplomats and have confounded U.S. officials and scientists since first discovered last year in Cuba.
3) Ambassador Kenneth Merten, an acting principal deputy assistant secretary of State, told the House Foreign Affairs Committee Wednesday that the CDC has joined a task force created by Secretary of State @SecPompeo that is investigating the unexplained health incidents.
On the topic of trade, I suspect #China is happier about Trump’s #TradeWar than many suppose. Sure, China will feel some short to mid term pain from these disruptions; however, the United States is leaving behind a very large vacuum in the international community. /1
While America is off attacking everyone coming and going, China is quietly offering to provide leadership on trade. There are many trade deals taking place where America is on the outside looking in; thus, China stands to win big in the long-term application of the trade war. /2
Trump and his supporters misunderstand something paramount about foreign policy. They see lone wolf schoolyard bullying as the ultimate exercise of foreign policy power. /3
Selected list of #indictments for week of June 30, 2018
1. Luis Rodriguez has been charged with laundering hundreds of thousands in drug proceeds thru Las Vegas real estate and shell corporations to send the proceeds to drug traffickers & money launderers in Mexico.
#Israel isn’t just a sanctuary for world’s #Jews, it has also become a haven for financial fraudsters. Since #Israel is a close ally of #US-it is unlikely it will face sanctions from foreign governments as #Israel provides a welcome mat out for both homegrown & foreign fraudsters
Over a decade, #Israel has become a global hub of investment scams, employing more than 10,000 citizens—many of them new immigrants & foreign-language speakers—selling fraudulent binary options, forex, CFDs & cryptocurrency investments over the phone & internet to people abroad
Okay, I think I figured out what is Trump's ultimate game in this escalated US-China trade tensions and I think he will get it. Will share my thoughts in a thread soon! 😎
1) What is Trump's ultimate game? RECIPROCAL TRADE & INVESTMENT. Pissed off about higher tariffs vs the US & non-tariff barriers. Regarding #China 🇨🇳, doesn't like forced tech transfers, Chinese industrial overcapacity, gov subs. But how to get this? Investment+Trade policy
2)Implemented #taxreforms that impacts 50% of global FDI stock & favors US as a destination; USD2trn of REPATRIATION of funds, lower retained earnings of foreign affiliates; higher INVESTMENT in the US b/c of expensing, re-shoring of manufacturing. Basically, good for earnings💪
I will "probably not" ask potential nominees how they'll vote on Roe V Wade, because: "They were all saying 'don't do that...you shouldn't do that.'" But he adds that abortion might end up being a state decision at some point.
The @GOP and @TheDemocrats pour hundreds of billions of dollars into the @DeptofDefense every year so they can pursue the latest fighter jet, destroyer, spacecraft, or what have you, on the basis that wars are won by, in addition to the best soldiers, superior weaponry.
Incorrect. Wars involve, and are won through, the application of *all* elements of national power. Sometimes that means weapons. Right now, it mostly doesn't.
1-The evening of the 22nd of June, Miss #SarahSanders (#WH press secretary) went for dinner with her family to this little place called ‘The Red Hen’. It seems that she was unceremoniously kicked out &harassed some more all the way across the street to the next restaurant
2-It seems somehow this incident has created some sort of mob-mentality wanting to harass Miss Sanders that has gotten to a point in which she now needs protection.
3-What kind of person chases somebody down the street based solely on political opinions?
If u ever worked in a restaurant, u learn quickly that u have to deal with a lot of assholes &people you don’t like. You smile, curse them inwardly &hope you’ll never have to see them again
We will be live tweeting throughout the day, please follow #RUSILWC to stay up to date with the Land Warfare Conference.
The Welcoming Remarks and Strategic Context is being chaired by @kvonhippel. "@RUSI_org has it's roots in the British armed forces." #RUSILWC
General Mark Carleton-Smith, the new @ArmyCGS is now on the stage. "I'd like to extend a particular welcome to fellow Chiefs of Staff, 43 Nations are represented here, for a unique military gathering" #RUSILWC
The DOJ IG did also cite then-head of FBI counterintelligence, Peter Stzrok, and FBI lawyer, Lisa Page, for exchanging anti-Trump texts and other messages, but found NO evidence that their political views impacted the investigation.🤔 2/
Although the FBI and DOJ were in the unprecedented situation of investigating BOTH candidates **during** the election cycle (which no surprise, appears to have affected some actions by individuals), importantly, the outcome of the Clinton email probe was NOT affected.🤓 3/
As many as 200,000 boys and girls are kidnapped in China every year and sold openly online.
I can't sleep. Sick ppl.
Tired of blind ppl saying #Qanon
Is just a #conspiracy
When it comes to #HumanTrafficking
Esok, Tun M akan memulakan lawatan kerja (working visit) ke Jepun dengan memberi ucaptama di 24th International Conference on the Future of Asia anjuran Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Nikkei), akhbar ekonomi Jepun tersohor.
Sejak conference itu diadakan bermula tahun 1998, Tun tak pernah miss kecuali 4 kali (2005, 2007, 2008 dan 2011).
Selepas conference Tun akan berjumpa dengan Shinzo Abe. Kebetulan pula ayah Shinzo Abe (Shintaro Abe) merupakan Menteri Luar Jepun di zaman Tun dulu dari 1982-1986.
The needle shifted a little further into the red zone with concerns over an expanded security vote chest, an import rate hike bound to affect fuel prices, talk of water colonies, and the CBN’s continued fixation on forex.
The glue that holds up the inefficient political system in #Nigeria, and skews it against both the will of the people and a level playing field for better candidates to emerge, is the existence of slush funds that warp campaign funding.
Security votes rank high up in upholding this system.
When the existence of the security votes is taken along with the abysmal security situation across the country, the irony is not lost on observers.
Vedanta Ltd’s Sterlite copper plant at Tuticorin has been shut after Church-led protests. It produced 40% of India’s annual copper output of 10 lakh tonnes; 1.6 lakh tonne was exported. Closure will impact 800 small & medium units. Thousands of jobs gone. indianexpress.com/article/india/…
Make no mistake. Big forces are fomenting anti-industry protests in #India to beggar a rising economy. Church, #LeftLib bleeding hearts, opportunist politicians like @RahulGandhi (who used UPA to nix projects in #Odisha) are willing collaborators in this #HaltIndiaProject.