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Flynn to decline US Senate subpoena in Russia probe: media – Reuters
“ ’Bullshit is a greater enemy than lies’ lessons from three new books on the post-truth era – The Guardian
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“ ’Bullshit is a greater enemy than lies’ lessons from three new books on the post-truth era
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Video clip of Donald and Melania Trump failing to hold hands overshadows Israel arrival
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Trump seems to confirm Israel as source of intelligence shared with Russia
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Flynn to decline US Senate subpoena in Russia probe: media – Reuters
 


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Flynn to decline US Senate subpoena in Russia probe: media
Reuters
WASHINGTON Former White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will decline to comply with a subpoena from the Senate Intelligence Committee investigating possible Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, according to media reports on …
Ex-national security adviser ‘to defy Senate Russia inquiry’BBC News
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“ ’Bullshit is a greater enemy than lies’ lessons from three new books on the post-truth era – The Guardian
 


The Guardian
‘Bullshit is a greater enemy than lies’ lessons from three new books on the post-truth era
The Guardian
In this era, Donald Trump may posture as the guy to drain the swamp (by which he means the Washington establishment), but for the writers of these books he is a creature from an even worse swamp, rising from toxic filth to slime the civilised world  

Trump of Arabia takes sides in sectarian conflict

Backing Sunni Arab autocrats against Shia Iran will not help the Middle East
“ ’Bullshit is a greater enemy than lies’ lessons from three new books on the post-truth era

From Trumps phoney claims to the Brexit £350m a week for the NHS promise, we have become mired in a sea of bogus truths. But what can we do about it?Bullshit is having a moment. A spate of new books, including Newsnight presenter Evan Daviss Post-Truth: Why We Have Reached Peak Bullshit and What We Can Do About It, Buzzfeed correspondent James Balls Post-Truth: How Bullshit Conquered the World, and political journalist Matthew dAnconas Post Truth: The New War on Truth and How to Fight Back are all premised on the notion that we are in a new era.

What is that era? Thanks to among other things the democratising effect of the internet, the resultant decline in deference to experts, rising scorn for the political establishment, the tendency of social media to lock us in our echo chambers where our ill-founded opinions are confirmed rather than challenged, the blurring of fact and fiction online (a problem recognised in 1995 by the late journalist John Diamond who wrote: The problem with the internet is everything is true), we live in a post-truth era.

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Special Counsel Shenanigans – Wall Street Journal (subscription)
 

Special Counsel Shenanigans
Wall Street Journal (subscription)
Mueller’s going to have to look at the question of Jim Comey, and the question, too, of whether the FBI or other intelligence agencies were behind the unmasking of and leaking of American citizens’ names. So he’s going to be investigating a lot of  

Key Questions about Trump and Russia That Mueller Must Ask – Newsweek
 


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Key Questions about Trump and Russia That Mueller Must Ask
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The Justice Department’s appointment of former FBI director Robert Mueller as Special Counsel takes the ongoing investigation of Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion between Trump campaign officials and …
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Health Care and Ransomware: A Marriage Made in Hades – Security Intelligence (blog)
 


Security Intelligence (blog)
Health Care and Ransomware: A Marriage Made in Hades
Security Intelligence (blog)
Additionally, most ransomware attacks are carried out by relatively amateurish criminals in the cybercrime community. We believe that there is a highly talented group behind the WannaCry attacks, possibly one of several global organized crime groups  

Trump said what?!? – Washington Post (blog)
 


Washington Post (blog)
Trump said what?!?
Washington Post (blog)
Was Trump exhausted, as a briefer claimed yesterday in explaining why he muffed the phrase Islamic extremism in his speech in Saudi Arabia? If so, we are reminded that a 70-year-old obese man with a horrible diet and refusal to exercise (except for and more »

Video clip of Donald and Melania Trump failing to hold hands overshadows Israel arrival

The US first lady appears to brush off her husbands attempt to hold her hand as they arrive in IsraelDonald Trumps first official overseas trip as US president has produced yet another viral moment for the internet to obsess over.

As Trump and his wife, Melania, disembarked from Air Force One at Tel Aviv on Monday to begin their visit to Israel, the first lady appeared to brush away her husbands attempt to hold her hand. The action, caught in a video clip by Israeli news publisher Haaretz, has been widely shared on social media.

I cant stop staring at the gif https://t.co/LqHMmFOVyp pic.twitter.com/CSGxT2eRS4

Melania Trump appears to nudge the President to remind him to put his hand on his heart for the US national anthemhttps://t.co/mBOxSE2c6p pic.twitter.com/z66qTp8kur

Ever Stronger
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Israel’s orb… IS INVISIBLE pic.twitter.com/OpqIfFocNC

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Despite pleading the Fifth Amendment, the Senate can still arrest Michael Flynn for contempt

Michael Flynn is pleading the Fifth in response to a subpoena from the Senate Intelligence Committee, according to the Associated Press. But while that gets him off the hook from having to testify before the committee, it may represent merely the beginning of his legal troubles. Here’s Flynn’s problem. He’s not merely refusing to testify; he’s refusing to turn over relevant documents and the Fifth Amendment doesn’t automatically cover that.It’s still not yet entirely clear whether Michael Flynn is planning to turn over the subpoena’d documents to the Senate committee, even while invoking his Fifth Amendment right not to testify. But if he doesn’t turn over the documents, he’s arguably in violation of the subpoena; past case law is inconclusive (link). There is also a legal argument that Flynn might only be required to turn over documents that are already known to exist. But the Senate can hold Flynn in contempt over the documents if it chooses to, and if a judge agrees, he can be sent to jail for it.

In fact Flynn appears to be almost daring the Senate to have him arrested. So now we may be about to find out just how serious the Senate is when it comes to getting to the bottom of this matter. Donald Trump’s own Republican Party holds a slight majority in the Senate overall and on every Senate committee, but only a small handful of Republican Senators would need to vote for any given action alongside the Democrats for it to pass.

For that matter the Senate Intel Committee’s willingness to pursue the Trump-Russia scandal so thoroughly up to this point is a result of one Republican committee member, Susan Collins of Maine, having opted months ago to vote in favor of a serious investigation. The Republicans only have a one vote majority on the committee to begin with, and Collins single handedly tilted its balance of power. In a full Senate vote on contempt, only she and two other Republicans would need to vote yes for it to pass.

So if Michael Flynn keeps thumbing his nose on the subpoena’d documents, we’ll see if the Senate decides to simply let the FBI and Special Counsel deal with him instead or if Flynn ends up behind bars for contempt of Congress.

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What’s behind Sean Hannity’s disgraceful Seth Rich conspiracy theories – Media Matters for America (blog)
 


Media Matters for America (blog)
What’s behind Sean Hannity’s disgraceful Seth Rich conspiracy theories
Media Matters for America (blog)
This evidence-free nonsense contradicts both the U.S. intelligence community’s finding that the emails were hacked and distributed byRussian intelligence services and law enforcement’s conclusion that Rich was likely the victim of a botched robbery.and more »

Iran President Calls Trump’s Visit With Saudis ‘Just a Show’ – New York Times
 


New York Times
Iran President Calls Trump’s Visit With Saudis ‘Just a Show’
New York Times
TEHRAN Flush from his decisive re-election victory, Iran’s president struck back on Monday after a weekend of verbal affronts from the Saudi-American summit meeting, describing President Trump’s visit to Riyadh as empty theatrics and mocking his …
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Trump seems to confirm Israel as source of intelligence shared with Russia

US president appears to mistakenly assume US president mistakenly assumed media reports accused him of naming Israel, but his eagerness to deny those reports may appeared to confirm them as accurateDonald Trump appears to have inadvertently confirmed that Israel was the source of intelligence he shared with Russia.

The US president, currently on the second leg of his first foreign trip, took a swipe at the media during off-the-cuff remarks alongside Israels prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.

Related: Video clip of Donald and Melania Trump failing to hold hands goes viral

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Donald Trump in the Middle East in pictures

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Human rights activists criticize US praise for lack of Saudi Arabia protests

US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross suggested no protesters was a sign of Saudi Arabias goodwill, but laws there strictly forbid any demonstrationsThe US commerce secretary Wilbur Rosss praise for the lack of protests during Donald Trumps visit to Saudi Arabia has been criticized by civil rights activists who pointed out that protesting in Saudi Arabia is illegal.

Ross travelled with the US president to Saudi Arabia in the first stage of his first international tour since taking office. Speaking with CNBC on Monday morning, Ross said there was no sign of protesters and seemed to suggest this was a sign of the countrys goodwill towards the US.

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A Seth Rich Chronology, Part 1 – Family Security Matters
 

A Seth Rich Chronology, Part 1
Family Security Matters
The political nature of the DNC’s choice of a politically connected cyber-security firm itself is not too surprising; what is five-alarm-shocking, though, is that the FBI has never verified the firm’s “Russian hacking” findings. June 22, 2016: John  

Facebook could have data relevant to the Trump/Russia investigation, but it’s not releasing it (yet) – Media Matters for America (blog)
 


Media Matters for America (blog)
Facebook could have data relevant to the Trump/Russia investigation, but it’s not releasing it (yet)
Media Matters for America (blog)
An Oxford professor and researcher are calling on Facebook to cooperate with scientists and share its data on fake news and fake accounts in part because of its relevancy to the Trump/Russia investigation. During the2016 presidential election, …and more »

Lawyers Are the Big Winners in the Inquiry Into the Election – New York Times
 


New York Times
Lawyers Are the Big Winners in the Inquiry Into the Election
New York Times
The appointment of Robert S. Mueller III as special counsel to oversee the Justice Department’s investigation of possible Russian involvement in the2016 election means that White House staff members and others connected to President Trump’s and more »

Coincidence? Donald Trump Takes Trip and Saudi Arabia, UAE Donate $100000000 to Fund Backed by Ivanka – The Root
 


The Root
Coincidence? Donald Trump Takes Trip and Saudi Arabia, UAE Donate $100000000 to Fund Backed by Ivanka
The Root
The White House has assured America, almost a million times now, that there is no collusion between the White House officials and those seeking favor with the president. Sure, President TrumPutin hired all of his close friends and family to essentially and more »

While speaking in Israel today, Donald Trump blurted out more classified intel about Israel

Donald Trump headed into Israel today with a number of dark clouds hanging over him and his troubled administration. But the most immediate cloud was the one involving Trump having given highly classified intelligence obtained from Israel to the Russians during an Oval Office meeting last week. So how did Trump handle the matter when he held a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today? He blurted out additional classified information.Trump seems to have a fundamental misunderstanding about the importance of what he leaked to begin with. Although he didnt tell the Russians that the be classified info had come from Israel, he revealed details that would have made it easy for Russia to trace the Tracy information back to Israeli intel assets. And so today Trump proudly chastised reporters to their faces over the fact that he never told the Russians the intel came from Israel.

But in so doing today, Donald Trump publicly revealed that the intel did come from Israel (link). That part was also classified. Oops.

So now weve got Donald Trump publicly revealing classified information while incorrectly bragging that he hadnt privately revealed classified information. And he did it while standing next to the prime minister of the ally who gave the United States the classified information to begin with. There are almost no words to describe how swiftly Trumps presidency is unraveling.

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The Blame Game: The Definitive Guide To Who’s At Fault For The Ransomware Cyberattack – Benzinga
 


Benzinga
The Blame Game: The Definitive Guide To Who’s At Fault For The Ransomware Cyberattack
Benzinga
… to protect the nation. The place I would fault the NSA is not doing a better job in securing what they found. For people who like to beat up onintelligence services, this was a gift, he said. But the same flaw could have been found by and more »

Sinkhole in one? Mysterious pit appears outside Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club

Repair crews conduct exploratory dig to find the cause of a sudden sinkhole outside the presidents Palm Beach resort, as the jokes began pouring inThe latest crisis threatening to swallow Donald Trumps administration has surfaced at the US presidents Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida: a 4ft-wide sinkhole that has mysteriously opened up in the roadway outside.

Officials said repair crews were conducting an exploratory dig on Monday to find the cause of the hole that suddenly appeared in the road close to the southern entrance of Trumps private waterfront club in Palm Beach, which he has dubbed his winter White House.

Related: Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club cited for serious food safety violations

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A belligerent man in a Trump hat was kicked off a flight as a crowd chanted: ‘Lock him up!’ – Washington Post
 


Washington Post
A belligerent man in a Trump hat was kicked off a flight as a crowd chanted: ‘Lock him up!’
Washington Post
Like some bizarre parody of a Trump rally, a belligerent man in a Make America Great Again hat was booted off a plane in Shanghai Sunday defiantly waving as a crowd of passengers jeered in the terminal: Lock him up! Lock him up! It’s unclear and more »

‘If you’re innocent, why are you taking the 5th?’: Trump’s comments about pleading the 5th could come back to bite him – Business Insider
 


Business Insider
‘If you’re innocent, why are you taking the 5th?’: Trump’s comments about pleading the 5th could come back to bite him
Business Insider
President Donald Trump last year slammed Hillary Clinton staffers who requested immunity or invoked their Fifth Amendment rights in response to requests to testify about the former secretary of state’s private email server. “If you are not guilty of a
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