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#President @realDonaldTrump's words, whether you accept his apology and his explanation, do not comport with his actions and his foreign policy toward #Russia. He has been one of the hardest presidents on Russia in recent memory.

#Trump #IntelligenceCommunity #Collusion
Where was the outrage when @BarackObama told Medvedev to inform #Putin "After my election I have more flexibility,"? I think much of the outrage being expressed- especially by #Republicans- is politically motivated.

#Trump #IntelligenceCommunity #Collusion #Russia
However, what @realDonaldTrump said was not right. It DID undermine our #IntelligenceCommunity, and it was a mistake. He has since corrected it and walked it back.

#Trump #HelsinkiSummit #Collusion #Russia #Putin
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Well it's pretty simple tbh

Would you like me to explain?
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Trump was referring to US/RU relations not the supposed "hacking"

I say supposed because it was already disproven by #Binney

The wider press dismissed it & referred to him as a conspiracy theorist, but failed to mention he's the former head of @NSA
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thenation.com/article/a-new-…
Given the fact that the @FBI were denied access to the server in favour of a private org (and DNC client), @CrowdStrike the question becomes:

Is #Mueller's indictment based on actual evidence from the server OR a report from crowdstrike?
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For years, nonproliferation experts & #NorthKorea watchers have suspected the existence of covert uranium enrichment sites in the country. Now, for the first time, we've found one. Introducing the Kangson enrichment site: thediplomat.com/2018/07/exclus… (cc @ArmsControlWonk)
A few notes on this site: it's literally in a suburb of Pyongyang, close to Kim Il Sung's propagandized birthplace (Mangyongdae). It was "hiding" in plain site; it was not an underground site, contrary to earlier reports.
As noted in the article, there's good evidence that North Korea had started building & even operating it in the early 2000s. USIC took until 2010 to designate it a nuclear program-relevant site. That speaks to the difficulties of intelligence analysis & collection in North Korea.
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Guess those talks didn't go as well as they thought:
North Korea accuses U.S. of making unilateral demands for denuclearization.
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#NorthKorea
cbsnews.com/news/north-kor…
Guess this tweet was a "teeny" bit premature.
Trump gave NK everything they wanted and left with absolutely NOTHING.
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#AnotherTrumpFailure
Kim is playing game at a whole different level than Trump is and already got what he wanted...a photo with American president to legitimize his leadership.
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#TrumpFail
businessinsider.com/trump-meets-ki…
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This @QuinnipiacPoll everyone is clinging to is a direct reflection of the news, it’s borderline obsessed with “the children” #FakeNews wins for refusing to cover #KeepFamiliesTogether has been an issue for over a decade, they know that. #ColdAnger
poll.qu.edu/national/relea…
For starters the spread leans left but that seems to be common in polls now. Hard to trust any of them actually.
Here’s what’s interesting that no one is reporting: 91% think civility is a serious problem that’s with all politics not just @realDonaldTrump sorry libs.
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SHORT THREAD on the upcoming #Helsinki summit b/n #Putin, @realDonaldTrump.
1. Amidst modest,if not low,expectations on the very deliverables of the meeting it's interesting to see public & back-channel efforts of #Moscow & #Washington to build the agenda for the summit.
2. @AmbJohnBolton 's visit to #Moscow was meant to lay the ground for the summit & it appears the parties have reached agreement on the basics. What #Putin & #Bolton were conveying to one another is important.
al-monitor.com/pulse/original…
3. There's plenty of speculation over what the two will agree on in #Syria - the topic likely to dominate the summit. That said, given what's happening now b/n #Rus #US diplomats it's clear they been tasked to elaborate on broader agenda to make the talks look substantive.
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Among the many foreign policy challenges facing the #USA, one has relatively little to do with Trump: our nationwide bipartisan misunderstanding of what constitutes war.

Thread, and I'd deeply appreciate feedback from readers and folks like @ilangoldenberg @dandrezner @LawDavF
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.
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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.

newsmax.com/politics/liber…
cnsnews.com/blog/craig-ban…
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
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@realDonaldTrump @FoxNews Doesnt sound like IC thinks its a witch hunt. Will u acknowledge #Russia is STILL trying to disrupt our society? #IntelligenceCommittee hearing former IO said Russia was lingering abt USA n areas where they werent normally supposed 2b n '17 & arnd undergrnd fiber optic cables 1/
@realDonaldTrump @FoxNews 2/this led IOs to conclude that #Kremlin was quietly waging effort to map USA's telecommunications infrastructure perhaps preparing for an opportunity to disrupt it. #russia escalating #spygames report from June 2017 n @politico went unnoticed at the time @AriMelber
@realDonaldTrump @FoxNews @politico @AriMelber 3/then n '18 YOUR admin accused #russia of engineering a series of cyberattacks targeting US & EU nuclear powr plnts & electrical sys. @nytimes did a story "Cyberattacks put Russian fingers on switch at power plants, US says" March 15, 2018 @nicoleperlroth @SangerNYT #Maddow
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The #DPRK Multi Indcator Cluster Survey #MICS for 2017 by @UNICEF is out. 8500 Households in all 9 provinces including #Jagangprovince (normally closed to #NGOs) and #Pyongyang with 24 hour notification period prior to survey. uni.cf/2IjxIed #NorthKorea
Urban (61%) and Rural (39%) households. Validation by forced re-interviews on one randomly selected household per cluster. Carried out with #DPRK Central Bureau of Statistics. Numbers are credible and match closely with other surveys (at least for childhood mortality rates)
99.7% on electricity grid
98.2 % with TV
30.3 % with refrigerator (19.4% rural)
63% have electric rice cooker (51% rural)
15.5% havewashing machine
75.5% have CD player (68.4% rural)
83% bicycle
18.7% computer/tablet (8.3% rural)
66.4% mobile phone (48.1% rural) (89.7% PY)
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let me tell you about this 'cesspool of political bias' amidst the U.S. new international #snowflake policy of withdrawal from the Human Rights Council
are some of its members egregious human rights abusers? of course. it's comprised of member states of the UN, and it could do much better. until today it included the US, which separates children from parents at the border in violation of international law.
and yes, the Council condemns #Israel's behavior repeatedly, with multiple resolutions, upsetting many who may perceive this as disproportionate attention ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HR…
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(1) Another thing Communists did to us:

- They wanted us to do things only for ourselves, and actually look upon others with animosity.
- They wanted us to destroy the family, replacing it with slavery to the government.
(2) Look at the above two points, and figure out what that does to inheritance.

- They convinced baby boomers that their children should have to suffer, not have any financial means to live or own a home or have children or have a family.
(3) They actually convinced baby boomers that it is BAD to give their children inheritance. BOTH @AandGShow's Joe AND Jack complained as soon as they read it's becoming more common for children to consider it theft when their parents spend too much on unnecessary costly items.
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On a trip to Seoul after #TrumpKimSummit, @SecPompeo tells reporters the US wants “major steps” on #NorthKorea disarmament in the next 2-2.5 years. Says engagement will begin “some time in the next week or so” to drive the process forward
.@SecPompeo defended @POTUS cancellation of military exercises with #SouthKorea and said they will remain suspended as long as there are “productive, good-faith negotiations” ongoing #northkorea #TrumpKimSummit
On the omission of CVID from Joint Declaration, @SecPompeo said the use of the word “complete” encompassed both terms (verifiable & irreversible) “in the minds of everyone concerned.” Said he was “confident [the North Koreans] understand that there will be in-depth verification.”
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In last 24hrs one of the most historic summits of our age took place. Historic because 3 presidents, #Clinton, #Bush, & #Obama, never secured an opportunity like this w/#NorthKorea leadership.

#NorthKoreaSummit #denuclearization #KimJongUn #TrumpKimSummit #TrumpKim #Trump
The fact that @realDonaldTrump secured this meeting, and did so only 18 months into his presidency, shows his determination to keep his campaign promises to the #American people.

#NorthKorea #NorthKoreaSummit #denuclearization #KimJongUn #TrumpKimSummit #TrumpKim #Trump
Kim Jong Un entered this meeting knowing that he was going to agree to #denuclearization.

#NorthKorea #NorthKoreaSummit #denuclearization #KimJongUn #TrumpKimSummit #TrumpKim #Trump
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THREAD: Kim Jong Un has now achieved a long-sought goal: international legitimacy through a meeting with @POTUS. Trump's repeated praise for the brutal dictator notwithstanding, in exchange for that meeting we need verifiable progress toward ending #NorthKorea's nuclear program.
Any path forward from here must entail #NorthKorea making a complete declaration of their nuclear programs, verifying that those programs are frozen, allowing international inspectors to see exactly what is going on, and agreeing to the removal of nuclear weapons and materials.
Finally, but critically: any agreement reached must go through Congress. @POTUS has committed to that, and he must honor it.

He should also honor American values by putting an end to his gratuitous praise of Kim Jong Un, a brutal and violent dictator. #NorthKoreaSummit
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Army Private Wayne “Johnnie” Johnson, age 18, became a POW with 700 others in North Korea named “The Tiger” for 3 years, 3 months and 19 days he recorded every name that died. His list was ignored until 1996 when Army Sgt. Victoria Bingham discovered it. Now they’re coming home.
When Johnnie was released all soldiers had to sign an agreement to not discuss how horrible they’d been treated and “his list” was considered propaganda. Though he’d risked his life, he was ignored when and remained haunted until Brigham came.
thedailybeast.com/north-korea-ki…
Bringham rallied for Johnnie to be recognized and he was finally given the Silver Star.
articles.latimes.com/1996-09-22/new…
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!!!NEW Q DROP!!! 11:08 Q posts Q and asks if we heard Dark to Light at the 1:07 marker!!! Yes, Q, I heard it and just posted it in my Singapore Summit thread!!! Video Here: #QAnon #DarknessToLight #SingaporeSummit #NoCoincidences @realDonaldTrump
My Singapore Summit thread here! #QAnon #SingaporeSummit #DarknessToLight @realDonaldTrump
!!!NEW Q DROP!!! 06/12/18 12:02 Q says Hussein tried to call Kim before the summit but someone forgot to give Hussein Kim’s new phone number!! 😂 The three North Korean Generals Kim [released] closed the pathway for the bad actors!! #QAnon #NorthKorea #SingaporeSummit @POTUS
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#QAlert 6/12/18 This will be my THREAD for all of #Q's posts for Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Dark to light edition! BOOM!

Let's go!

@POTUS #QAnon #MAGA #QArmy #WWG1WGA #QPosts #SkyEvent #NorthKoreanSummit #TrumpKimSummit #TrumpKim #Trump2020
#QAlert 6/12/18 Post 1464 #Q reposts Post 1440 and says.

No. 100
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1:07 [Marker]
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Do you believe in coincidences?
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@POTUS #QAnon #MAGA #QArmy #WWG1WGA #QPosts #SkyEvent #NorthKoreanSummit #TrumpKimSummit #TrumpKim #Trump2020
#QAlert 6/12/18 Post 1464 Here is the video starting at 1:07. #FutureProvesPast

No. 100
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@POTUS #QAnon #MAGA #QArmy #WWG1WGA #QPosts #SkyEvent #NorthKoreanSummit #TrumpKimSummit #TrumpKim
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8-9 months ago, #Trump said he’d destroy #NorthKorea.. today, he is giving #KimJongUn - the leader of a truly horrific, horrendously brutal regime - the greatest opportunity he could have dreamed of. #SingaporeSummit

That’s what you get when vanity drives your foreign policy.
#Trump got out an iPad & showed #KimJongUn a fake movie trailer showing them both as the bearers of world peace.

- “Two men, two leaders, one destiny…”

I kid you not.

Acc. to the @nytimes, this isn't a Chinese proverb at all.

In fact, it may originate in #America.

nytimes.com/2018/06/12/wor…
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BREAKING: the Trump admin released legal “justification” for its 2018 Syria missile attack. justice.gov/olc/opinion/fi…
Memo claims Trump has limitless power to wage global war - w/out regard to the Constitution. Our take on what Congress should do vs. what it is doing <thread> 1/
Unfathomably, what’s on Senate’s docket hands Congress’s constitutional power OVER to the president. The Senate will mark-up the proposed #CorkerKaineAUMF (SJRes59) by the end of June. Let's unpack this proposal and why we can’t let Senators be fooled by misleading spin. 2/
Sen. Corker and Kaine claim their proposal is better than the status quo, but here’s the reality:

Despite 17 years of global war being an abject failure, these Senators want to give Trump even MORE power to take our country to #endlesswar all over the world. 3/
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WATCH: @dailybriefing w/@DanaPerino at 2pmEST, @FoxNews. I join with latest on #KimJongUn, #China, and why is #Russia sending their foreign minister to meet with #NorthKorea?

#diplomacy #asia #sanctions #unitednations #nuclear #peace #peacesummit #FoxNews
nbcnews.com/news/north-kor…
#NorthKorea is trying to push back against @realDonaldTrump with assertions they will not #denuclearize. Combined with a visit from a top #Russian diplomat, the #President faces probably his toughest diplomatic challenge yet.

bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
#China trying to preserve #trade imbalance that favors them + making threats against #PresidentTrump's proposed tariff hikes. Combined w/ their #nuclearprogram, cannot be ignored as factor in the upcoming #peacesummit between the President and #KimJongUn

apnews.com/c7d330ded5774e…
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The #Iran "plan B strategy" outlined by Pompeo today appears to be an attempt to take the “maximum pressure” approach used against #NorthKorea and apply it to Tehran. There are a number of problems with this thinking, but two big ones stand out. 1/ facebook.com/heritagefounda…
First, the Trump admin believes sanctions & military threats brought #NorthKorea back to negotiations. Both were factors in Pyongyang’s decision making, but they were not decisive on their own. The advances in the DPRK’s nuclear & missile programs were the decisive factors. 2/
Second, the approach put forward by Pompeo will require broad cooperation from allies and partners in order to work. The problem is that by violating the #IranDeal, the Trump administration has shattered the hard-won unity we once shared with our allies toward Iran. 3/
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