2018-07-16: News Headlines

Dave Lindorff (2018-07-16). Undermining Trump-Putin Summit Means Promoting War. counterpunch.org Timing isn't everything, but in politics it's important, and the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence for allegedly being behind the supposed hacking of the Democratic National Committee in 2016 in an alleged effort to skew the election in favor of Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton, announced by Mueller "Russiagate" probe overseer and Associate US Attorney More

Ray McGovern (2018-07-16). Memo to the President Ahead of Monday's Trump-Putin Summit. mintpressnews.com With Friday's indictments of Russian intelligence officers, Ray McGovern and Bill Binney have written an open letter to President Trump making clear that the "evidence" behind the indictments is as fraudulent as the intelligence alleging WMD in Iraq. It is being published exclusively here ahead of the Trump-Putin summit on Monday. | BRIEFING FOR: The President | FROM: Ray McGovern, former CIA briefer of The President's Daily Brief, and William Binney, former Technical Director at NSA | SUBJECT: Info Your Summit Briefers May Have Missed | We reproduce below one of our most recent articles on "Russia-Gate," which, in turn, draws from our Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity Memorandum to you of July 24, 2017. | At the time of that Memorandum we wrote: Forensic studies of "Russian hacking" into Democratic National Committee computers last year reveal that on July 5, 2016, data…

Gary Leupp (2018-07-16). When Did Russia Become an Adversary? counterpunch.org "Russia is an adversary." How many times have we heard this lately? Perhaps in some schoolmarmish reminder from a CNN, MSNBC or Fox anchor. Everybody's just supposed to know this. But when did it become received wisdom? How many times did we hear that Russia was an adversary in the 1990s, when Boris Yeltsin ruled More

Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-07-16). "I Returned from Vacation to Find the Soviet Union had Collapsed" — RAI with A. Buzgalin (5/12). therealnews.com On Reality Asserts Itself, Prof. Alexander Buzgalin says that he returned from a vacation in the countryside to find Gorbachev was arrested, Yeltsin was leader and the Soviet Union was no more — with host Paul Jay

wsws.org (2018-07-16). US rejects EU carve-out from sanctions against Iran. wsws.org The US decision is another major economic blow against the European powers, which had looked to the nuclear agreement with Iran as opening the way for lucrative trade and investment deals.

amnesty.org (2018-07-16). Russian Federation: Fate and whereabouts of policeman unknown: Artur Aydamirov. amnesty.org Former Chechen policeman Artur Aydamirov, 34, disappeared on 8 June in Brest, Belarus, after learning in early 2018 that he is required to perform military service in Syria. He decided to flee Chechnya with his family. Witnesses saw unidentified men in uniform force Artur Aydamirov into a van and drive away. He has not been seen since and there are grave concerns about his fate.

RT (2018-07-16). 'The ball is in Russia's court': Pompeo on Moscow-Washington relations. rt.com The prospect of better ties between Moscow and Washington is in Russia's hands, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said ahead of the much-anticipated summit between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump in Helsinki.

wsws.org (2018-07-16). Trump vs. the Democrats: Two reactionary factions fight over foreign policy. wsws.org Prior to Trump's upcoming meeting with Putin, the Democratic Party, the media and intelligence agencies have been demanding that the anti-Russia campaign be intensified.

RT (2018-07-15). Don't meet one-on-one with 'trained KGB vet' Putin, Democrats urge Trump. rt.com US politicians have joined their European counterparts in voicing warnings to Donald Trump ahead of his meeting with the Russian leader in Helsinki. The Democrats urged him not to meet alone with "trained KGB vet" Vladimir Putin.

David Edwards, Raw Story (2018-07-15). Fox News Busted for Quietly Deleting Tweet Claiming Mueller Hasn't Nabbed Anyone from Trump's Campaign. alternet.org The Fox & Friends tweet Sunday was categorically false. | The Fox News morning show Fox & Friends on Sunday claimed in a tweet that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation had not implicated anyone from the Trump campaign. Hours before President Donald Trump was scheduled to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Fox & Friends tweeted a video clip and asserted that Mueller "still hasn't tied anyone from the campaign to the probe. " pic. twitter. com/EQyUC5KFKK— rob, an outsider (@JCDropout) July 15, 2018As CNN's Brian Stelter pointed out, the tweet erroneous claimed that Mueller is looking to end the probe because no members of the Trump campaign have been "tied" to the case. In fact, several members of Trump's 2016 campaign have already been indicted in Mueller's probe — including campaign chairman Paul Manafort. What the Post ACTUALLY reported: "The special counsel is pushing. . .

RT (2018-07-15). 'Murderers!' Violent protests erupt after Chicago police shoot armed man (VIDEOS). rt.com Violent protests broke out in Chicago, prompting several arrests, after a police officer fatally shot an armed man on Saturday evening following a brief confrontation.

Helen Buyniski (2018-07-15). FBI Chief Mueller Drops Indictments against Russia Intel Ops. as Deep State Panics Over Trump-Putin Summit. globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | On the eve of Trump's historic meeting with Vladimir Putin — with Russia-US relations at their worst since the fall of the USSR — Grand Inquisitor Robert Mueller handed down 12 …

Consortiumnews.com (2018-07-15). Memo to the President Ahead of Monday's Summit. consortiumnews.com Ray McGovern and Bill Binney have written an open letter to President Trump ahead of Monday's summit. With Friday's indictments of Russian intelligence officers, Ray McGovern and Bill Binney have written an open letter to President Trump making clear that… Read more →

Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet (2018-07-15). Watch: CNN's Jake Tapper Lectures GOP Senator Equating NATO with Russian Aggression. alternet.org "Russia invades other countries and takes over those countries. " | CNN's Jake Tapper on Sunday defended NATO to Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), as the Republican senator appeared to equate the alliance with Russia's attacks on other countries. Paul accused the United States of engaging in election interference throughout the world, before suggesting NATO offers "a disproportionate advantage to the west. ""I think there are a lot of people out there who would have been surprised to hear a sitting United States senator describe Russia versus NATO in terms of confrontation and expansion as a chicken or egg proposition given the fact that NATO protects sovereign countries while allowing them to remain sovereign while Russia invades other countries and takes over those countries," Tapper said. "Right," Paul replied. "Well, what I would say is that there were people—probably the greatest diplomat of the last century was. . .

Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet (2018-07-15). 'He Doesn't Read': Ex-US Ambassador to Russia Details Putin's Strategic Advantage over Trump Ahead of 'Dangerous' Helsinki Summit. alternet.org Michael McFaul also ripped the president's decision to label the European Union a "foe. " | Michael McFaul, the former United States Ambassador to Russia, on Sunday slammed Donald Trump for declaring the European Union a "foe," arguing it's "not in America's national interest" to antagonize its closes allies. Trump on Sunday called the E. U. a "foe," prompting a response from European Council President Donald Tusk. "America and the E. U. are best friends," Tusk wrote on Twitter. "Whoever says we are foes is spreading fake news. "Speaking with MSNBC, McFaul tore into Trump's comment. "It's ridiculous," McFaul said. "I hate to be undiplomatic as a former diplomat. It goes to show what we were talking about. He doesn't read what—the talking points. There is no way to call the European Union a foe of the United States of America. That is not in America's national interest. "McFaul went. . .

Sergey Lavrov (2018-07-15). Video: What Outcome of the Trump-Putin Summit? Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's Interview with Larry King's "Politicking" Show. globalresearch.ca Question: A historic Summit looms between United States President Donald Trump and Russia's leader Vladimir Putin at a time of increased tensions between their two nations. Mr Trump has signalled that Syria, sanctions, military exercises and elections meddling may be …

Scott Ritter (2018-07-15). Indictment of 12 Russians: Under the Shiny Wrapping, a Political Act. truthdig.com Rosenstein and Mueller know that even if the Russians surrendered themselves to the U.S., the hacking case would never go to trial. The indictment is based on guesses and designed to manipulate public opinion against Trump.

Jared Porter (2018-07-15). Can Trump, Israel, and Gulf Allies Get Putin to Turn On Iran? therealnews.com Days after Netanyahu's visit to Moscow, Trump will meet with Putin in Helsinki. But despite talk of a "grand bargain" that enlists Russia in helping the US-Israel-Saudi-UAE front against Iran, don't expect it to happen, says professor and syndicated columnist Rami Khouri

Staff (2018-07-15). More Fear Than Proof of Russian Midterm Meddling—So Far. truthdig.com U.S. intelligence officials call the Russian bots and trolls testing the waters a top concern, but they haven't uncovered a clear, coordinated effort to mess with the campaign.

Michael Welch (2018-07-15). Perspectives on the Russian Revolution (1917), Socialism and Contemporary Revolutions. globalresearch.ca As discussed on a previous installment of the Global Research News Hour, the Russian Revolution of 1917 proved to be a pivotal moment in history, not only delivering the world's first constitutional socialist state, but inspired revolts and revolutions to …

Staff (2018-07-15). Croatian Leader Says Trump, Putin Are Key to World's Stability. truthdig.com Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic says in an interview she hopes the U.S. and Russian leaders show "responsibility" at their summit. She also shrugs off Trump's aggressiveness at NATO meeting.

Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-07-15). Turning Power into Money, the End of the Soviet Union — RAI with A. Buzgalin (4/12). therealnews.com On Reality Asserts Itself, Prof. Alexander Buzgalin says that many Communist Party leaders supported Gorbachev's perestroika reforms, but what they really wanted, was to drop restrictions on accumulating great wealth — with host Paul Jay

Hans Stehling (2018-07-15). Why Is Israel Not Being Held to the Same International Standards as All Other UN Member States? globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | Why is Israel not subject to the regulation and inspection of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) of the United Nations? | Why is Israel not a party to the nuclear Non …

RT (2018-07-15). Elon Musk faces online wrath after being exposed as Republican PAC donor. rt.com SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk is facing criticism over his environmental stance after donating $38,900 to a Republican PAC, which is lobbying for the GOP to retain control of Congress ahead of the midterm election. |

RT (2018-07-15). '3yos can't protect themselves from guns with pencils': US lawmakers tell Sacha Baron Cohen. rt.com US lawmakers were filmed backing a fake program to teach kindergartners how to use guns to defend themselves in school shootings, as part of a new Sacha Baron Cohen undercover-in-character show.

RT (2018-07-15). Even if I get Moscow as 'retribution,' critics will say it's not good enough — Trump. rt.com No matter how well his meeting with Vladimir Putin goes – and even if he was gifted the entire city of Moscow – the media and Democrats will say it's not good enough, Trump tweeted before the one-on-one session.

RT (2018-07-15). 72yo Florida man arrested for arson attempt told cops he planned a 'small BBQ' to 'kill all Jews'. rt.com A resident of a Miami Beach condo was arrested just before he set his apartment complex, with "all of the f**king Jews" inside, on fire. The 72-year-old Neo-Nazi told cops arresting him that he'd wanted to have "a small barbecue."

RT (2018-07-15). Hawaii gets new island as erupting volcanic crater continues to spew lava into sea. rt.com Lava flows that have been cascading into the sea have formed a brand new, small island off the coast of Hawaii after a crater at Mount Kilauea exploded with the force of a 5.2-magnitude earthquake.

RT (2018-07-15). US officers kill man with bulldozer in botched marijuana bust. rt.com A Pennsylvania trooper and a game officer accidentally bulldozed a suspected cannabis grower during a hot pursuit through a field. The USA's largest marijuana advocacy group has questioned police tactics after the tragic death.

RT (2018-07-15). EU is foe, but China and Russia as well — Trump. rt.com President Donald Trump has dubbed the EU, China, and Russia 'foes' of the US, speaking from his Scottish golf course, where he is taking a break after the NATO summit and before meeting Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.

RT (2018-07-15). Woman found alive 1 week after driving off a California cliff. rt.com In a survival story fit for Hollywood, a woman has been found alive a week after she plunged off a California cliff in her jeep. The woman survived by drinking her wrecked car's radiator water until she was discovered by hikers. |

RT (2018-07-15). Muslim swimmers forced out of city pool over 'cotton rule,' mayor apologizes. rt.com The mayor of a US city has apologized after officials forced a group of Muslim children out of a community pool by falsely claiming that their hijabs and niqabs did not meet safety standards.

RT (2018-07-15). 'It's okay, she'll be 16 soon': Dallas man charged after telling cop about 15yo 'wife'. rt.com A Dallas man had a bizarre explanation for why he was with a 15-year-old girl after falling foul of the law for parking in a disabled parking space — the girl was his wife, he reportedly told police.

RT (2018-07-15). 'Elon Musk can stick his submarine where it hurts': Thai cave rescuer slams 'PR stunt'. rt.com A British diver who was part of the team that rescued 12 Thai boys and their football coach from a flooded cave has slammed billionaire Elon Musk over his plan to retrieve the trapped group using a mini-submarine.

RT (2018-07-15). Murder suspect shoots 3 officers in Kansas City before dying in gunfight. rt.com A murder suspect in Kansas City shot three police officers before he was fatally shot during a gunfight with other officers, according to local authorities. |

amnesty.org (2018-07-14). Russia and USA must use Putin-Trump summit to show they are responsible international players. amnesty.org Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump must use their upcoming summit in Helsinki to tackle the world's most urgent human rights issues and restore their nations' credibility as responsible international players, Amnesty International said ahead of the meeting between the Russian and US presidents in Finland's capital on Monday. | The organization calls on the two leaders to put the international refugee situation and the war in Syria at the top of their agenda during the summit, as well as violations taking place in their own countries. | "Presidents Putin and Trump have been toxic for human rights. Their respective policies have resulted in broken families, children being held in cages, continuing atrocities in a prolonged war in Syria and the torture and killing of LGBTI people in Chechnya, to name just a few of the horrors that have unfolded under their watch," said…

DPCR (2018-07-14). Indictment of 12 Russian Military Intelligence Officers: Trump Should Fire Rosenstein Immediately. globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | Does Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's indictment of 12 Russian military intelligence officers for allegedly hacking Hillary's emails and interfering in the US election have any purpose other than to …

Consortiumnews.com (2018-07-14). Clinging to Collusion: Why Evidence Will Probably Never Be Produced in the Indictments of 'Russian Agents'. consortiumnews.com The indictment of 12 Russian 'agents,' which included no collusion with Trump's team, is essentially a political and not legal document because it is almost certain the U.S. government will never have to present any evidence in court, reports Joe Lauria. … Read more →

James Risen (2018-07-14). Indictment of Russian Intelligence Operatives Should Quell Harebrained Conspiracy Theories on DNC Hack. theintercept.com With his latest indictments on Friday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller drove a particularly sharp nail into the coffin of the conspiracy theories surrounding the cyber-attack on the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign during the 2016 election. | Spoiler alert: The Russians really did do it. | It wasn't Seth Rich, the murdered young Democratic staffer whose name has been dragged through the mud by countless fringe theorists, and whose parents are now suing Fox News for propagating such lies. | It wasn't an inside job by the Democrats themselves, as a group of out-of-touch former intelligence officials tried to convince themselves and the world. The Mueller investigation isn't a "witch hunt," as Donald Trump and his loyalists have repeatedly claimed. | Instead, Mueller's prosecutors charged 12 Russian intelligence officials, listed by name, rank, and job title, with engineering…

South Front (2018-07-14). Video: Syrian Army Liberated Daraa City. globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | In the evening of July 12th, units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Russian Military Police entered the southern, militant-held part of Daraa city de-facto restoring the …

Gareth Porter (2018-07-14). The Media's Brazen Dishonesty About North Korean Nuclear Violations. globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | Featured image: President Trump and North Korean President Kim Jong Un shake hands in summit room, June 12, 2018. (Office of the President of the United States/Public Domain) | In late June …

RT (2018-07-14). Trump sees no competition in US & 'fully intends' to run for president in 2020. rt.com Donald Trump has confirmed that he is planning to run for president in 2020, not only because "everybody wants him to," but also because there doesn't seem to be any viable competition in the liberal Democratic camp.

RT (2018-07-14). 'Creepiest person in America': Peter Strzok's bizarre congressional testimony goes viral. rt.com One particular moment from Peter Strzok's raucous congressional hearing left Twitter users confounded and disturbed, even prompting Donald Trump Jr to label the FBI agent "the creepiest person in America."

RT (2018-07-14). Insults, demands & advice: Trump's whirlwind European tour causes stir online. rt.com On his EU visit, US President Donald Trump lectured Germany on doing business with Russia, demanded tribute from NATO and offered advice on British politics. Many Europeans were having none of it, venting their spleen on Twitter.

RT (2018-07-14). Call the midwife: Maddow goes to meddling & collusion expert Nuland for tips on Trump-Putin puppetry. rt.com Rachel Maddow, the star MSNBC anchor who is obsessed with the Trump-Russia collusion conspiracy theory, found the perfect 'expert' to ask about orders Vladimir Putin might give to Donald Trump: Victoria 'F**k the EU' Nuland.

RT (2018-07-14). Empowerment or hypocrisy? Scarlett Johansson quits trans role after public backlash. rt.com After a backlash from the trans community Scarlett Johansson has dropped out of a film in which she was to play a trans woman. The decision sparked a flood of reaction with some questioning if it's excessive political correctness.

RT (2018-07-14). 'US media nearly lied us into WW3 thinking nuclear winter is good for ratings' — Lee Camp. rt.com With mainstream media spitting out unconfirmed accusations of chemical weapons use, be it in Syria or Salisbury, don't bother digging deeper for evidence because that's just for ratings, Redacted Tonight host Lee Camp has said.

RT (2018-07-14). Trump wants to get along with 'probably ruthless competitor' Putin. rt.com Donald Trump said he does not know Vladimir Putin well enough to definitively call him "ruthless," but hopes the he and his Russian "competitor" will get along well when they meet on Monday in Finland.

RT (2018-07-14). Georgia cops caught on bodycam 'flipping coin to decide arrest'. rt.com Two Georgia police officers have been suspended after shocking bodycam footage apparently showed the pair deciding whether to arrest a woman suspected of dangerous driving based on a coin toss.

wsws.org (2018-07-14). In run-up to Trump-Putin summit, Mueller charges 12 Russian officers with DNC email hack. wsws.org The announcement of the criminal charges against the 12 Russians provoked a wave of hysteria from the US television news networks and Democratic Party officials.

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Undermining Trump-Putin Summit Means Promoting War
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-16
Timing isn't everything, but in politics it's important, and the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence for allegedly being behind the supposed hacking of the Democratic National Committee in 2016 in an alleged effort to skew the election in favor of Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton, announced by Mueller "Russiagate" probe overseer and Associate US Attorney…
counterpunch.org/2018/07/16/undermining-trump-putin-summit-means-promoting-war/

Memo to the President Ahead of Monday's Trump-Putin Summit
Ray McGovern | mintpressnews.com | 2018-07-16
With Friday's indictments of Russian intelligence officers, Ray McGovern and Bill Binney have written an open letter to President Trump making clear that the "evidence" behind the indictments is as fraudulent as the intelligence alleging WMD in Iraq. It is being published exclusively here ahead of the Trump-Putin summit on Monday. | BRIEFING FOR: The President | FROM: Ray McGovern, former CIA briefer of The President's Daily Brief, and William Binney, former Technical Director at NSA | SUBJECT: Info Your Summit Briefers May Have Missed | We reproduce below one of our most recent articles on "Russia-Gate," which, in turn, draws from our Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity Memorandum to you of July 24, 2017. | At the time of that Memorandum we wrote: Forensic studies of "Russian hacking" into Democratic National Committee computers last year reveal that on July 5, 2016, data…
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When Did Russia Become an Adversary?
Gary Leupp | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-16
"Russia is an adversary." How many times have we heard this lately? Perhaps in some schoolmarmish reminder from a CNN, MSNBC or Fox anchor. Everybody's just supposed to know this. But when did it become received wisdom? How many times did we hear that Russia was an adversary in the 1990s, when Boris Yeltsin ruled…
counterpunch.org/2018/07/16/when-did-russia-become-an-adversary/

"I Returned from Vacation to Find the Soviet Union had Collapsed" — RAI with A. Buzgalin (5/12)
Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-07-16
On Reality Asserts Itself, Prof. Alexander Buzgalin says that he returned from a vacation in the countryside to find Gorbachev was arrested, Yeltsin was leader and the Soviet Union was no more — with host Paul Jay | The post "I Returned from Vacation to Find the Soviet Union had Collapsed" — RAI with A. Buzgalin (5/12) appeared first on The Real News Network.
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'The ball is in Russia's court': Pompeo on Moscow-Washington relations
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-16
The prospect of better ties between Moscow and Washington is in Russia's hands, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said ahead of the much-anticipated summit between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump in Helsinki.
rt.com/usa/433306-pompeo-trump-putin-summit/

Russian Federation: Fate and whereabouts of policeman unknown: Artur Aydamirov
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-07-16
Former Chechen policeman Artur Aydamirov, 34, disappeared on 8 June in Brest, Belarus, after learning in early 2018 that he is required to perform military service in Syria. He decided to flee Chechnya with his family. Witnesses saw unidentified men in uniform force Artur Aydamirov into a van and drive away. He has not been seen since and there are grave concerns about his fate.
amnesty.org/en/documents/eur46/8784/2018/en/

Trump vs. the Democrats: Two reactionary factions fight over foreign policy
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-16
Prior to Trump's upcoming meeting with Putin, the Democratic Party, the media and intelligence agencies have been demanding that the anti-Russia campaign be intensified.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/07/16/pers-j16.html

US rejects EU carve-out from sanctions against Iran
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-16
The US decision is another major economic blow against the European powers, which had looked to the nuclear agreement with Iran as opening the way for lucrative trade and investment deals.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/07/16/iran-j16.html

'Murderers!' Violent protests erupt after Chicago police shoot armed man (VIDEOS)
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-15
Violent protests broke out in Chicago, prompting several arrests, after a police officer fatally shot an armed man on Saturday evening following a brief confrontation.
rt.com/usa/433242-chicago-police-shooting-protest/

Don't meet one-on-one with 'trained KGB vet' Putin, Democrats urge Trump
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-15
US politicians have joined their European counterparts in voicing warnings to Donald Trump ahead of his meeting with the Russian leader in Helsinki. The Democrats urged him not to meet alone with "trained KGB vet" Vladimir Putin.
rt.com/usa/433241-trump-putin-summit-democrats/

Fox News Busted for Quietly Deleting Tweet Claiming Mueller Hasn't Nabbed Anyone from Trump's Campaign
David Edwards, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-07-15
The Fox & Friends tweet Sunday was categorically false. | The Fox News morning show Fox & Friends on Sunday claimed in a tweet that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation had not implicated anyone from the Trump campaign. Hours before President Donald Trump was scheduled to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Fox & Friends tweeted a video clip and asserted that Mueller "still hasn't tied anyone from the campaign to the probe. " pic. twitter. com/EQyUC5KFKK– rob, an outsider (@JCDropout) July 15, 2018As CNN's Brian Stelter pointed out, the tweet erroneous claimed that Mueller is looking to end the probe because no members of the Trump campaign have been "tied" to the case. In fact, several members of Trump's 2016 campaign have already been indicted in Mueller's probe — including campaign chairman Paul Manafort. What the Post ACTUALLY reported: "The special counsel is pushing. . .
alternet.org/fox-news-busted-quietly-deleting-tweet-claiming-mueller-hasnt-nabbed-anyone-trumps-campaign

Why Is Israel Not Being Held to the Same International Standards as All Other UN Member States?
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-15
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | Why is Israel not subject to the regulation and inspection of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) of the United Nations? | Why is Israel not a party to the nuclear Non …
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Watch: CNN's Jake Tapper Lectures GOP Senator Equating NATO with Russian Aggression
Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-07-15
"Russia invades other countries and takes over those countries. " | CNN's Jake Tapper on Sunday defended NATO to Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), as the Republican senator appeared to equate the alliance with Russia's attacks on other countries. Paul accused the United States of engaging in election interference throughout the world, before suggesting NATO offers "a disproportionate advantage to the west. ""I think there are a lot of people out there who would have been surprised to hear a sitting United States senator describe Russia versus NATO in terms of confrontation and expansion as a chicken or egg proposition given the fact that NATO protects sovereign countries while allowing them to remain sovereign while Russia invades other countries and takes over those countries," Tapper said. "Right," Paul replied. "Well, what I would say is that there were people–probably the greatest diplomat of the last century was. . .
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Video: What Outcome of the Trump-Putin Summit? Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's Interview with Larry King's "Politicking" Show
Sergey Lavrov | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-15
Question: A historic Summit looms between United States President Donald Trump and Russia's leader Vladimir Putin at a time of increased tensions between their two nations. Mr Trump has signalled that Syria, sanctions, military exercises and elections meddling may be …
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'He Doesn't Read': Ex-US Ambassador to Russia Details Putin's Strategic Advantage over Trump Ahead of 'Dangerous' Helsinki Summit
Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-07-15
Michael McFaul also ripped the president's decision to label the European Union a "foe. " | Michael McFaul, the former United States Ambassador to Russia, on Sunday slammed Donald Trump for declaring the European Union a "foe," arguing it's "not in America's national interest" to antagonize its closes allies. Trump on Sunday called the E. U. a "foe," prompting a response from European Council President Donald Tusk. "America and the E. U. are best friends," Tusk wrote on Twitter. "Whoever says we are foes is spreading fake news. "Speaking with MSNBC, McFaul tore into Trump's comment. "It's ridiculous," McFaul said. "I hate to be undiplomatic as a former diplomat. It goes to show what we were talking about. He doesn't read what–the talking points. There is no way to call the European Union a foe of the United States of America. That is not in America's national interest. "McFaul went. . .
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Indictment of 12 Russians: Under the Shiny Wrapping, a Political Act
Scott Ritter | truthdig.com | 2018-07-15
Rosenstein and Mueller know that even if the Russians surrendered themselves to the U.S., the hacking case would never go to trial. The indictment is based on guesses and designed to manipulate public opinion against Trump. | The post Indictment of 12 Russians: Under the Shiny Wrapping, a Political Act appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
truthdig.com/articles/indictment-of-12-russians-under-the-shiny-wrapping-a-political-act/

More Fear Than Proof of Russian Midterm Meddling–So Far
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-07-15
U.S. intelligence officials call the Russian bots and trolls testing the waters a top concern, but they haven't uncovered a clear, coordinated effort to mess with the campaign. | The post More Fear Than Proof of Russian Midterm Meddling–So Far appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
truthdig.com/articles/russian-bots-trolls-test-waters-ahead-of-u-s-midterms/

Memo to the President Ahead of Monday's Summit
Consortiumnews.com | consortiumnews.com | 2018-07-15
Ray McGovern and Bill Binney have written an open letter to President Trump ahead of Monday's summit. With Friday's indictments of Russian intelligence officers, Ray McGovern and Bill Binney have written an open letter to President Trump making clear that… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2018/07/15/memo-to-the-president-ahead-of-mondays-summit/

Perspectives on the Russian Revolution (1917), Socialism and Contemporary Revolutions
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-15
As discussed on a previous installment of the Global Research News Hour, the Russian Revolution of 1917 proved to be a pivotal moment in history, not only delivering the world's first constitutional socialist state, but inspired revolts and revolutions to …
globalresearch.ca/perspectives-on-the-russian-revolution-1917-socialism-and-contemporary-revolutions/5647548

Can Trump, Israel, and Gulf Allies Get Putin to Turn On Iran?
Jared Porter | therealnews.com | 2018-07-15
Days after Netanyahu's visit to Moscow, Trump will meet with Putin in Helsinki. But despite talk of a "grand bargain" that enlists Russia in helping the US-Israel-Saudi-UAE front against Iran, don't expect it to happen, says professor and syndicated columnist Rami Khouri | The post Can Trump, Israel, and Gulf Allies Get Putin to Turn On Iran? appeared first on The Real News Network.
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FBI Chief Mueller Drops Indictments against Russia Intel Ops. as Deep State Panics Over Trump-Putin Summit
Helen Buyniski | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-15
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | On the eve of Trump's historic meeting with Vladimir Putin — with Russia-US relations at their worst since the fall of the USSR — Grand Inquisitor Robert Mueller handed down 12 …
globalresearch.ca/fbi-chief-mueller-drops-indictments-against-russia-intel-ops-as-deep-state-panics-over-trump-putin-summit/5647560

Croatian Leader Says Trump, Putin Are Key to World's Stability
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-07-15
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic says in an interview she hopes the U.S. and Russian leaders show "responsibility" at their summit. She also shrugs off Trump's aggressiveness at NATO meeting. | The post Croatian Leader Says Trump, Putin Are Key to World's Stability appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
truthdig.com/articles/croatian-leader-says-trump-putin-are-key-to-worlds-stability/

Turning Power into Money, the End of the Soviet Union — RAI with A. Buzgalin (4/12)
Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-07-15
On Reality Asserts Itself, Prof. Alexander Buzgalin says that many Communist Party leaders supported Gorbachev's perestroika reforms, but what they really wanted, was to drop restrictions on accumulating great wealth — with host Paul Jay | The post Turning Power into Money, the End of the Soviet Union — RAI with A. Buzgalin (4/12) appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/turning-power-into-money-the-end-of-the-soviet-union-rai-with-a-buzgalin-4-12

Elon Musk faces online wrath after being exposed as Republican PAC donor
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-15
SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk is facing criticism over his environmental stance after donating $38,900 to a Republican PAC, which is lobbying for the GOP to retain control of Congress ahead of the midterm election.
rt.com/usa/433141-elon-musk-republican-donor/

'Elon Musk can stick his submarine where it hurts': Thai cave rescuer slams 'PR stunt'
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-15
A British diver who was part of the team that rescued 12 Thai boys and their football coach from a flooded cave has slammed billionaire Elon Musk over his plan to retrieve the trapped group using a mini-submarine.
rt.com/usa/433196-musk-submarine-thai-cave/

EU is foe, but China and Russia as well — Trump
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-15
President Donald Trump has dubbed the EU, China, and Russia 'foes' of the US, speaking from his Scottish golf course, where he is taking a break after the NATO summit and before meeting Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.
rt.com/usa/433193-trump-foe-eu-russia-china/

Hawaii gets new island as erupting volcanic crater continues to spew lava into sea
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-15
Lava flows that have been cascading into the sea have formed a brand new, small island off the coast of Hawaii after a crater at Mount Kilauea exploded with the force of a 5.2-magnitude earthquake.
rt.com/usa/433271-hawaii-volcano-new-island/

'It's okay, she'll be 16 soon': Dallas man charged after telling cop about 15yo 'wife'
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-15
A Dallas man had a bizarre explanation for why he was with a 15-year-old girl after falling foul of the law for parking in a disabled parking space — the girl was his wife, he reportedly told police.
rt.com/usa/433168-dallas-child-wife-arrest/

Woman found alive 1 week after driving off a California cliff
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-15
In a survival story fit for Hollywood, a woman has been found alive a week after she plunged off a California cliff in her jeep. The woman survived by drinking her wrecked car's radiator water until she was discovered by hikers.
rt.com/usa/433147-woman-alive-cliff-california/

Even if I get Moscow as 'retribution,' critics will say it's not good enough — Trump
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-15
No matter how well his meeting with Vladimir Putin goes – and even if he was gifted the entire city of Moscow – the media and Democrats will say it's not good enough, Trump tweeted before the one-on-one session.
rt.com/usa/433263-trump-putin-summit-expectations/

Murder suspect shoots 3 officers in Kansas City before dying in gunfight
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-15
A murder suspect in Kansas City shot three police officers before he was fatally shot during a gunfight with other officers, according to local authorities.
rt.com/usa/433286-murder-suspect-shoots-officers-kansas-city/

US officers kill man with bulldozer in botched marijuana bust
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-15
A Pennsylvania trooper and a game officer accidentally bulldozed a suspected cannabis grower during a hot pursuit through a field. The USA's largest marijuana advocacy group has questioned police tactics after the tragic death.
rt.com/usa/433136-pennsylvania-troopers-bulldoze-man-marijuana/

Muslim swimmers forced out of city pool over 'cotton rule,' mayor apologizes
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-15
The mayor of a US city has apologized after officials forced a group of Muslim children out of a community pool by falsely claiming that their hijabs and niqabs did not meet safety standards.
rt.com/usa/433155-muslim-swimmers-pool-cotton/

'3yos can't protect themselves from guns with pencils': US lawmakers tell Sacha Baron Cohen
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-15
US lawmakers were filmed backing a fake program to teach kindergartners how to use guns to defend themselves in school shootings, as part of a new Sacha Baron Cohen undercover-in-character show.
rt.com/usa/433219-sacha-baron-cohen-america/

72yo Florida man arrested for arson attempt told cops he planned a 'small BBQ' to 'kill all Jews'
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-15
A resident of a Miami Beach condo was arrested just before he set his apartment complex, with "all of the f**king Jews" inside, on fire. The 72-year-old Neo-Nazi told cops arresting him that he'd wanted to have "a small barbecue."
rt.com/usa/433134-florida-condo-arsonist-jews/

Russia and USA must use Putin-Trump summit to show they are responsible international players
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-07-14
Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump must use their upcoming summit in Helsinki to tackle the world's most urgent human rights issues and restore their nations' credibility as responsible international players, Amnesty International said ahead of the meeting between the Russian and US presidents in Finland's capital on Monday. | The organization calls on the two leaders to put the international refugee situation and the war in Syria at the top of their agenda during the summit, as well as violations taking place in their own countries. | "Presidents Putin and Trump have been toxic for human rights. Their respective policies have resulted in broken families, children being held in cages, continuing atrocities in a prolonged war in Syria and the torture and killing of LGBTI people in Chechnya, to name just a few of the horrors that have unfolded under their watch," said…
amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/07/russia-and-usa-must-use-putin-trump-summit-to-show-they-are-responsible-international-players/

Indictment of Russian Intelligence Operatives Should Quell Harebrained Conspiracy Theories on DNC Hack
James Risen | theintercept.com | 2018-07-14
With his latest indictments on Friday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller drove a particularly sharp nail into the coffin of the conspiracy theories surrounding the cyber-attack on the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign during the 2016 election. | Spoiler alert: The Russians really did do it. | It wasn't Seth Rich, the murdered young Democratic staffer whose name has been dragged through the mud by countless fringe theorists, and whose parents are now suing Fox News for propagating such lies. | It wasn't an inside job by the Democrats themselves, as a group of out-of-touch former intelligence officials tried to convince themselves and the world. The Mueller investigation isn't a "witch hunt," as Donald Trump and his loyalists have repeatedly claimed. | Instead, Mueller's prosecutors charged 12 Russian intelligence officials, listed by name, rank, and job title, with engineering…
theintercept.com/2018/07/13/indictment-of-russian-intelligence-operatives-should-quell-harebrained-conspiracy-theories-on-dnc-hack/

Indictment of 12 Russian Military Intelligence Officers: Trump Should Fire Rosenstein Immediately
DPCR | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-14
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | Does Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's indictment of 12 Russian military intelligence officers for allegedly hacking Hillary's emails and interfering in the US election have any purpose other than to …
globalresearch.ca/indictment-of-12-russian-military-intelligence-officers-trump-should-fire-rosenstein-immediately/5647504

Clinging to Collusion: Why Evidence Will Probably Never Be Produced in the Indictments of 'Russian Agents'
Consortiumnews.com | consortiumnews.com | 2018-07-14
The indictment of 12 Russian 'agents,' which included no collusion with Trump's team, is essentially a political and not legal document because it is almost certain the U.S. government will never have to present any evidence in court, reports Joe Lauria. … Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2018/07/14/clinging-to-collusion-why-evidence-will-probably-never-be-produced-in-the-indictments-of-russian-agents/

Video: Syrian Army Liberated Daraa City
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-14
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | In the evening of July 12th, units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Russian Military Police entered the southern, militant-held part of Daraa city de-facto restoring the …
globalresearch.ca/video-syrian-army-liberated-daraa-city/5647513

Call the midwife: Maddow goes to meddling & collusion expert Nuland for tips on Trump-Putin puppetry
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-14
Rachel Maddow, the star MSNBC anchor who is obsessed with the Trump-Russia collusion conspiracy theory, found the perfect 'expert' to ask about orders Vladimir Putin might give to Donald Trump: Victoria 'F**k the EU' Nuland.
rt.com/usa/433010-maddow-putin-order-trump/

Trump sees no competition in US & 'fully intends' to run for president in 2020
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-14
Donald Trump has confirmed that he is planning to run for president in 2020, not only because "everybody wants him to," but also because there doesn't seem to be any viable competition in the liberal Democratic camp.
rt.com/usa/433128-trump-president-2020-candidate/

Trump wants to get along with 'probably ruthless competitor' Putin
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-14
Donald Trump said he does not know Vladimir Putin well enough to definitively call him "ruthless," but hopes the he and his Russian "competitor" will get along well when they meet on Monday in Finland.
rt.com/usa/433131-trump-putin-competitor-summit/

New York mafia man miraculously survives point-blank range assassination attempt (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-14
An associate of a New York City crime family has narrowly escaped death after being chased and shot several times by a would-be assassin on the streets of the Bronx, video footage released by police has revealed.
rt.com/usa/433015-new-york-mafia-assassination-attempt/

Man arrested for attacking wife with chainsaw removed from US 11 times – ICE
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-14
A man accused of attacking his wife with a chainsaw has been deported from the US 11 times since 2005, officials from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have said.
rt.com/usa/433117-chainsaw-attack-illegal-alien/

'Creepiest person in America': Peter Strzok's bizarre congressional testimony goes viral
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-14
One particular moment from Peter Strzok's raucous congressional hearing left Twitter users confounded and disturbed, even prompting Donald Trump Jr to label the FBI agent "the creepiest person in America."
rt.com/usa/433032-peter-strzok-smirk-testimony/

'US media nearly lied us into WW3 thinking nuclear winter is good for ratings' — Lee Camp
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-14
With mainstream media spitting out unconfirmed accusations of chemical weapons use, be it in Syria or Salisbury, don't bother digging deeper for evidence because that's just for ratings, Redacted Tonight host Lee Camp has said.
rt.com/usa/433126-camp-evidence-chemical-msm-ratings/

Empowerment or hypocrisy? Scarlett Johansson quits trans role after public backlash
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-14
After a backlash from the trans community Scarlett Johansson has dropped out of a film in which she was to play a trans woman. The decision sparked a flood of reaction with some questioning if it's excessive political correctness.
rt.com/usa/433107-scarlett-johansson-trans-movie-role/

Insults, demands & advice: Trump's whirlwind European tour causes stir online
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-14
On his EU visit, US President Donald Trump lectured Germany on doing business with Russia, demanded tribute from NATO and offered advice on British politics. Many Europeans were having none of it, venting their spleen on Twitter.
rt.com/usa/433008-trump-european-tour-reaction/

Georgia cops caught on bodycam 'flipping coin to decide arrest'
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-14
Two Georgia police officers have been suspended after shocking bodycam footage apparently showed the pair deciding whether to arrest a woman suspected of dangerous driving based on a coin toss.
rt.com/usa/433051-georgia-police-coin-toss/

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