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Trump names staunch loyalist and current US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell as acting intelligence chief

By Kaitlan CollinsZachary CohenKylie Atwood and Lauren Fox, CNN

Updated 11:53 PM ET, Wed February 19, 2020

Richard Grenell, nominee to be US ambassador to Germany, testifies during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, September 27, 2017. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Nice Change

Trump-Barr divide worsens as the president bucks a request to stop tweeting, and the Justice Dept. declines to charge his political foe” 7 hours ago Washington Post: authored by several journalists whose names won’t copy.

Nevertheless it’s nice to see Mr. Barr no Longer metaphorically depicted as Mr. Trump’s “shield

National Security

“Trump finds in Barr the attorney general — and shield — he long sought”

By Matt ZapotoskyJosh DawseyTom Hamburger and Ashley Parker May 2, 2019 at 8:07 p.m. EDT WOW:Look at all those Washington Post journalists!

Bravo!

journalists

“Without Evidence”

“…In an op-ed in the Washington Post in May, former FBI director James Comey referred to Mifsud as a “Russian agent”, although he did not say why he believed that to be the case. Mueller’s report does not directly make the same allegation. For his part, Papadopoulos has repeatedly suggested, without presenting any evidence, that Mifsud was working for Western intelligence agencies in an effort to tarnish Trump…”Reuters October 9,2019/7:33AM/19 DAYS AGO October 9, 2019 / 7:33 AM / 19 days ago

This paragraph copied from a Reuters article about the mysterious Mr Mifsud, perhaps the most important figure in the Russia Trump concerns, illustrates media use of the phrase “without evidence”.

*James Comey referred to Mifsud as a “Russian agent, although he did not say why he believed that to be the case.

*Papadopoulos has repeatedly suggested, without presenting any evidence, that Mifsud was working for Western intelligence agencies in an effort to tarnish Trump.

 

America’s Limits of Power

September 25, 2013

In 2013 when Mr. Obama was president I learned that limits of power has been a central notion of debate among the West’s writers and thinkers. In a 2010 article from the Economist entitled “Limits of Power” and a Mar 23, 2011 article published by the Cato Institute headed “Understanding the Limits of American Power”  discussion of limits in America’s  power may actually reveal America’s slowly developing new foreign policy. The US’s threatening retaliation against Syria for weeks then almost over night, then almost gleefully accepting the plan for Syria to formally reveal its chemicals to the world may not demonstrate Mr. Obama’s uncertain foreign policy, but may permit voters to get used to their administration’s acting on its own real interests informed by the limitations of its ability to further the interests of other nations.

And now 5 years later in December 2018 President Trump’s withdrawing America’s forces from Syria may be seen as a further step in America’s acknowledging the limits of its power

Whose transgender plan is before Supreme Court?

Trump announced in March that he would endorse a plan by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to restrict the military service of transgender people who experience a condition called gender dysphoria. The policy replaced an outright ban on transgender service members that Trump announced last year on Twitter, citing concern over military focus and medical costs.

This morning November 24,2018 CP24 television reported the US supreme court to be reviewing Donald Trump’s intent to ban transgender people from serving in the military. Some time ago I read online that Secretary of Defense, Mattis had sought to ban those with gender dysphoria from serving in the military.