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Trump Team Agrees To Testify While Democrats Run Away and Hide

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As Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort prepare to appear before Senate to testify, one can’t help but notice that when asked, those close to President Donald Trump have willingly agreed to do so as those within the Democratic Party dodge every invitation.

It’s almost as if only one of these parties has something to hide. While suspected leaker and Obama speechwriter Ben Rhodes met with the House Intelligence Committee, most Democrats are fleeing faster than arrested Debbie Wasserman-Schultz IT staffer Imran Awan.

On Monday, White House advisor Jared Kushner testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee in a closed session. Prior to his appearance, he released a statement saying that he had four contacts with Russians during the campaign and over the transition period — but made clear that he did not collude with them or any other foreign officials.

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Trump Jr., who is currently leading the Trump Organization, and former Trump campaign chairman Manafort will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

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While this week’s hearings sparked backlash from Democrats as they were not under oath, Republican lawmakers and those with common sense have noted that it is a crime to lie to Congress anyways.

Roger Stone Jr., a former Trump adviser, is also expected to testify in a closed session in the near future. He has been willing — and pleading — to have the opportunity to address the senators that have been mentioning and demonizing him so often. He was originally scheduled to appear later this month, but it has been delayed indefinitely.

As Stone previously told Big League Politics, he is eager to testify because it is the only method available to counter the false claims being made about him.

“The only opportunity that I have to respond to a litany of falsehoods that they have put out is the hearings. That said, I will probably proceed because I would like to clear the air on this. They have agreed to allow me to make an open statement and I will make the statement public. Kind of like what James Comey did — it’s interesting,” Stone stated.

He added that, “frankly, I have a few questions I need to ask Schiff about why an Iranian arms dealer is doing fundraisers for him, and a follow up question of why won’t you just resign? He needs to resign from Congress, he’s an embarrassment.”

Meanwhile, the list of Democratic Party members and allies who have refused to testify continues to grow.

Susan Rice, President Obama’s national security adviser and ambassador to the United Nations, who was behind the unmasking of Trump transition team phone conversations, refused to testify before the Senate committee on Russian interference.

Normally, the identities of US citizens who are not the targets of, but sometimes get caught up in, government spying, are redacted to protect their privacy. The process of “unmasking” those identities can only be requested by a select few within the intelligence community.

Information on the unmasked phone call between General Mike Flynn and Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak was leaked to the media – eventually ending in Flynn’s resignation from the administration.

Rice claimed that there was not political motivation behind the unusual unmasking efforts.

It has since been revealed that Rice met “quietly” with Senate intelligence committee investigators in a closed door meeting on Friday.

“I have been fuming for several days now that we have the right to know,”Judge Napolitano said of the meeting during an appearance on Fox Business. “The American public has the right to know what Susan Rice did, what the Congress knows about her and what the Congress will do.”

Last week, Glenn Simpson, a co-founder of Democratic opposition research firm Fusion GPS, refused to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee about what he knows of the now infamous meeting between Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer. Bizarrely, he has also claimed that if he is forced to testify, he will plead the 5th Amendment.

Obama’s United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power, who was also involved in the unmasking scandal, has also been delaying and avoiding testifying before the House Intelligence Committee. It is unknown when or if she will actually appear.

Despite all the Democrats’ avoidance, hiding, and secrecy — and the Trump team’s cooperation and willingness to testify — the mainstream media still continues to promote the Dems’ wild Russian conspiracy theories and witch hunts. Go figure.

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Congress Uses Fake Russia-Taliban Report as Excuse to Keep U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

Another victory for the war party.

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Democrats are seizing upon a fake news report alleging that Russia has funded Taliban mercenaries to kill U.S. soldiers in order to make it more difficult for troops to be pulled from Afghanistan, thus undermining President Trump’s foreign policy agenda.

The House Armed Services Committee voted on Wednesday to make it more difficult for Trump to pull troops out of Afghanistan. It would force several certifications to be met before Trump could bring troops home. Republicans in the committee joined the Democrats to undermine Trump with the approval of this National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) amendment.

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), the neoconservative who supports Bush-era globalism, said the measure “lays out, in a very responsible level of specificity, what is going to be required if we are going to in fact make decisions about troop levels based on conditions on the ground and based on what’s required for our own security, not based on political timelines.” It was approved by a 45-11 vote.

The amendment requires an assessment to determine whether or not “state actors have provided any incentives to the Taliban, their affiliates, or other foreign terrorist organizations for attacks against United States, coalition, or Afghan security forces or civilians in Afghanistan in the last two years, including the details of any attacks believed to have been connected with such incentives” before troops can be removed from the country.

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Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) bragged about how the measure will make sure the U.S. does not leave the region and more American lives are put in jeopardy for a war effort that is largely recognized to be a lost cause.

“There’s been bipartisan criticism of what a weak deal [Trump] got with the Taliban, a deal that is already falling apart,” Moulton said. “Now we learned that he was making this deal at the same time as there were bounties on the heads of American troops, American sons and daughters. We clearly need more oversight over what the president is doing in Afghanistan.”

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), who is the most eloquent voice for an “America First” foreign policy in the House, opposed the measure because of its obvious implications against peace.

“A great nation does not force the next generation to fight their wars, and that’s what we’ve done in Afghanistan,” Gaetz said. “I think the best day to have not had the war in Afghanistan was when we started it, and the next best day is tomorrow.

“I don’t think there’s ever a bad day to end the war in Afghanistan,” he added. “Our generation is weary of this and tired of this.”

The defense industry is pushing the Russia bogeyman yet again, in order to create xenophobic outrage and a pretense to keep troops occupying in the region. The Pentagon has reported that Russia is trying to expedite the removal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, but they are painting this news as if it is a bad thing.

“As of February, the Russian government was working with the central government, regional countries, and the Taliban to gain increased influence in Afghanistan, expedite a U.S. military withdrawal, and address security challenges that might arise from a withdrawal,” a report from the Pentagon said.

“Russia has politically supported the Taliban to cultivate influence with the group, limit the Western military presence, and encourage counter ISIS operations, although Russia publicly denies their involvement,” they added.

The political establishment, including the military-industrial complex, is pulling out all the stops to sabotage President Trump and deprive him of achieving his goals before November’s election.

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