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this guardian story had every ingredient for a thriller recipe the u.s. secret service as quite clearly stems from the very name is one of the most enigmatic agencies of the u.s. government its main function is to protect the lives of u.s. presidents ministers the top political brass and that is where the russians according to the guardian planted a mall the russian spy had been working under texted in the heart of the american embassy in moscow for more than a decade she had plenty of time to gather intelligence without supervision muscle said the guardian's head of investigations claims she was operational for a whole decade in that time through the agency's internet in e-mail systems she had access to all kinds of highly classified stuff including the shared jewels of the president and vice president all of that according to the guardian the woman fed to
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the be russia's key security agency before being let go last year over security concerns they had lying the narrative the details looked spectacular in the scoop which was even projected to link to a spy ploy in washington d.c. itself her activities of stealing and sharing information could shed more light on how the russians were able to hack the twenty sixteen presidential election office of the d.n.c. except the secret service was. unimpressed by the reporting and no doubt of shame or embarrassment but because of the facts according to the media release within the agency the woman in question held the position of a foreign service national these employees have their duties outlined very strictly as by default the secret service views every one of them surprises as potential spies the woman's responsibilities were limited to things like translation cultural guidance administrative support and i don't mean to offend anybody here but this.
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more like the job description over tourist guide rather than a spy a material employee and i wish i could say the guardian did not know all these things when publishing the article but they did prior to the guardian publishing their article the u.s. secret service provided they are entering their official statement clearly refuting in found information despite all this the article was published as is after all everybody loves this spy drama but some plots a better be saved for hollywood scripts. journalist john why believes many media outlets over reliance on unnamed sources is eroding the audience's trust or this is a very sure the reporting in this is the epitome of fake news because without naming sources then we can make anything up they want and expect people to believe them and this is an out of there's been spun over the last few years when it comes
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to russia they are forced to rely on unnamed sources because that is noted placing proper investigative journalism and this is just part of a downward spiral and it will only feed the growing distrust in the group growing this juncture between what people who are supposed to be reading the guardian and no longer are believe is going on no world or what the guardian is tell them is going on it's a really big problem for the mainstream and the west. friday was day four of the trial of donald trump's former campaign chairman paul man afford it is the first trial to result from the investigations probe into supposed collusion between the u.s. president's campaign and russia and yet the charges brought against metaphor have nothing to do with russia or the campaign instead they are related to alleged tax fraud. but. they are russian the c.h.m. the. center once at the center of their troubles presidential campaign for all men
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aboard is on trial today and it's already moving at lightning speed it could also create the green on man apart to cooperate with knowledge on the broader investigation into russian collusion with the trunk campaign. but. behold the fifteen thousand austrian man of her bought with an international why he transferred according to a man's clear who testified today government exhibit it's not about cool i mean if you're going to jail in part over a coat make it a goal call it at least if i spend one million and suits and fifteen thousand on a jacket only to come out looking like manna ford i would see.
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this is an enormous waste of money in my view it is a gross miscarriage of justice it's setting for a lot of bad precedents and so it must be corrected i think in the end this this trial judge judge ellis is a remarkable individual he's being very tough on both sides but particularly on mahler i think the metaphor is likely to skate here i think that the special counsel is likely to be told to stand down and then i think there's going to be a wholesale housecleaning in that i was hopeful anyway the wholesale house cleaning of the partment justice was ongoing housecleaning at the iris elsewhere and then will give us the real investigations into who was conspiring to rig the primaries and rig the general election in two thousand and sixteen. if the i had released
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seventy one pages of alleged correspondence between the bureau and christopher steele the former british spy who authored a dossier alleging collusion between donald trump and russia records show f.b.i. payments to steal as a confidential human source over an unknown period they also show that steele told the f.b.i. he had informed a third party he was acting as a source for the bureau however the document is mostly empty with important information removed so much of that. looks like a blank form follows the f.b.i.'s release of documents on former advisor carter page with most of that text heavily redacted as well. investigative journalist blum and max blumenthal thinks that despite the redemptions the documents prove trumps narrative about f.b.i. clinton collusion during the two thousand and sixteen campaign these documents aren't heavily redacted they are completely whited out it's a literal whitewash i mean in this seventy one page file there is more white than
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at a coldplay concert or the republican national convention it is all white it's a it's shocking really despite that complete redaction it it does confirm part of trump's narrative that the f.b.i. was colluding with the clinton campaign because we also know that christopher steele had been employed through fusion g.p.s. the opposition research firm in the contract was taken out by perkins koyo which was the law firm of hillary clinton's campaign. controversy has broken out over a new tech editor hired by the new york times as it turns out sarah jong has a record of racist tweets dating back several years though she has since deleted some of them the revelation has caused an uproar on social media some have even accuse the newspaper of double standards.
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oh man it is kind of sick how much joy i get out of being cruel to an old white man . you must be so boring to be white council white people. democrats have redefined braces me precisely so people like sarah jones can say racist things and still get jobs at the new york times would in new york times be so forgiving and white was replaced with black new york times i am an older white guy and you find it ok with sarah jong inflammatory racist comments to be just fine shame on your double standards. are on the stance that this type of rhetoric is not acceptable of the times and we are confident that she will be an important for us for the editorial board moving forward.
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it's rector of the blockbuster guardians of the galaxy movies james bond was just fired after a bunch of tweets dating. from two thousand and eight i guess. the day a.b.c. stepped up did the right thing canceling the hit reboot of roseanne after the star of the show roseanne barr doing something so abhorrent i wish i didn't have to repeat it. all you have to do is take these tweets that she said and change it to tino change it to black or even just say when men in the place of whites and people would have burned the new york. times down all over the fact that they were defending her behavior of course there's a double standard what i'm asking for is not that we burn any buildings down not
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that we fire everyone but that we come to terms with a neutral standard that everyone can adhere to and that everyone can comply with what she said shouldn't be allowed merely because the targeted group is the racial majority we should never be encouraging people and certainly not at the wall at the new york times to use racial categorizations as a basis for casting aspersions we should never do that black white or brown. trying to says it will impose we're telling a story tariffs on u.s. imports if washington goes ahead with threats to ramp up duties on chinese goods and threaten to tariffs market the second round of the ongoing trade dispute between the two countries the customs tenor of commission of the state council
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decided to slap an additional tariff of fifteen or twenty five percent on one hundred twenty eight items of products imported from the u.s. from april second two thousand and eighteen china is forced to take control measures if the u.s. site persists in putin instead of measures into effect on beijing said it would impose tariffs on sixty billion dollars worth of u.s. goods including coffee and industrial chemicals statement came after washington stated it was considering new duties on two hundred billion dollars worth of chinese goods the list of products to be targeted by the u.s. tariffs is extensive but mostly focuses on chinese produce telephones t.v.'s and other high end technology items jeffrey albert tucker editorial director of the american institute for economic research believes there can be no winners in a trade war. well i'd like it to end today in the fact that never should have begun because the only victims here are american consumers american producers chinese
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consumers chinese producers there's nobody who wins from a trade war and there doesn't seem to be any end to it and i think there won't be any end to it for a very long time as a matter of fact if you look back to march peter navarro the trade advisor at the white house said. no countries would dare retaliate against us tariffs so i have the sense that maybe there was a certain level of naivety operating in the level of the white house and the trade advisories and trump in particular that they really believe that this is just going to be this massive assertion of american power that hasn't turned out that way. in terms of the rest of the world other people do resent this and are fighting back and the remarkable thing about this is that of course this is coming back to american consumers in the form of higher prices on consumer products and inputs
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that are reflecting themselves in higher prices for everything and that's going to inevitably result in job losses. thousands of yemenis have turned out in the capital in protest and ongoing saudi led coalition airstrikes it was prompted by a deadly raid which killed dozens in the main port city of saudi arabia denies carrying out air strikes in the area at the time instead blaming the attack on who the rebels completely mourned the images that you're about to see you do contain graphic scenes. yemeni officials say twenty eight people were killed and around seventy injured however a local t.v. station has reported that fifty two are dead and at least one hundred are wounded airstrikes hit an area near the city's main hospital yemen's health ministry is clear on things to block. i was out of the so how did the health ministry strongly condemns the crime of targeting the hospital in the fishermen's market in
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the. united states bears full responsibility because the united nations and its organizations and the international community have remained silent in the freezer of the gratian from the american is really the coalition and its allies and their crimes for more than two thousand two hundred twenty days ago on. the saudi led coalition has been at war with the rebels since march two thousand and fifteen when it sided with the government and joined the civil conflict since that intervention the u.n. says the situation in yemen has become the world's worst humanitarian crisis and aid organizations are struggling. to reach it and this is a very. district that's going to start thinking as it really needs. to put. in terms of health care. to answer. all of the
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news there in. the international community if they don't. continue to see that. they know what we. are going to. do that's through the deterioration you're going to tell you the situation in. saudi arabia and the u.s. have enjoyed wide military cooperation both under the trump and obama administrations washington provides riyadh with billions of dollars worth of planes tanks and other military equipment but now united states you want to bassett or seems to perceive the latest attack on civilians as a development by the same scenario having played out for years we had that as.


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