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‘The Demonization of North Korea Is Part of the Run-Up to Regime Change’ Stein Claims

In a jaw-dropping interview with MSNBC Dr. Jill Stein defended the nuclear actions and policies of North Korea, Russia, and by extension, China, while chastising the United States for “demonizing” the Pyongyang-based totalitarian dictatorship. 

Stein told MSNBC Sunday, “the U.S. was conducting nuclear bombing runs against North Korea,” “long before” North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un began missile tests, she claimed.

“We actually had nuclear weapons until the end of the Cold War, we actually had nuclear weapons stationed in South Korea,” Dr. Stein, the former Green Party candidate for president of the United States said. “So this is very frightening to them, they’ve been basically cornered into feeling like they have to develop a nuclear weapon.”

South Korea “has lived under the threat of war for decades now, they’re really tired of it,” Stein continued. “They would like to move ahead by negotiating a peace treaty, and, you know, the demonization of North Korea is part of the run-up to regime change. We saw it in Iraq, we saw it in Libya, it’s part of demonizing a government that we then want to exercise regime change on, and then what do we get? You know, look at our track record here, it’s not so good,” she said, conflating different scenarios.

(Satire site Wonkette had some fun with Stein’s remarks.)

Dr. Stein could use a history lesson.

“North Korea announced Friday that it is withdrawing from the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, but does not intend to produce nuclear weapons,” CNN reported in 2003. The statement from North Korea, 14 years ago, CNN added, “said Pyongyang ‘declares its total freedom from the binding force of the safeguards accord with the International Atomic Energy Agency.'”

Despite its pullout from the NPT, North Korea pledged to limit its nuclear activities to “peaceful purposes.”

That clearly was a lie. North Korea last week tested an ICBM missile it says can reach all of the mainland United States, while scientists say that’s an exaggeration, but clearly is their goal. Experts believe North Korea will be able to launch a missile, possibly armed with a nuclear weapon, capable of reaching the U.S. next year.

It is stunning a former presidential candidate would side with the totalitarian dictatorship, one of if not the most brutal regimes of the 21st century, not to mention supporting both Russia and China over the U.S.

Stein is also calling for the end of the deployment of a U.S. missile defense system based in and protecting South Korea.

Noting that “a good chunk of Twitter is calling Stein a ‘Russia puppet,‘” Bustle’s Seth Millstein reported Stein on MSNBC “pointed out the vulnerability of America’s election systems, condemned the ‘demonization’ of the North Korean government, and said that the evidence of Russian interference in the election ‘is not definitive.’ She also criticized the latest round of of U.S. sanctions against Russia, claiming without elaboration that ‘sanctions only strengthen a leader.'”

Stein argued that South Korea and the U.S. were guilty of provoking North Korea, not the other way around. But she didn’t acknowledge that, unlike North Korea, South Korea hasn’t developed its own nuclear weapons, withdrawn from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, or conducted intercontinental ballistics missile tests that violate United Nations resolutions. 

(Incidentally, South Korea also doesn’t imprison its own citizens in Soviet-style gulags, as North Korea does, although the interview didn’t touch on that).

Stein last week was named by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, which requested from Donald Trump Jr. all of his communications with the former presidential candidate, among others.

This now infamous photo has been used by many to show Stein at the same RT dinner as the now-former, fired Trump National Security Advisor Mike Flynn, and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Stein, via Twitter, repeatedly has blasted claims she has any links to Russia, while also denying Russia interfered in the U.S. election:

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McCarthy Sat for an Interview With Trump Jr. – One Bragged About an ‘Illegal’ Act, One Wished His Dad Would ‘Show Some’ Love

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), sat down for a freewheeling hour-long interview with Donald Trump Jr., the son of the one-term twice-impeached ex-president currently under multiple criminal investigations including for absconding with hundreds of classified intelligence documents.

McCarthy, who had to battle his own Republican caucus 15 times before finally being granted the Speaker’s gavel, is now tied even more to Donald Trump. Trump reportedly was “working the phones,” making calls to House Republicans for days – and even hours before the final vote – strong-arming them to support the weakened McCarthy.

In one segment of the interview, McCarthy tells Trump Jr., “you know what? I’ve been around you guys privately. It is a real family that has real love for one another. And really, it stems of what [Donald Trump] did as a father.”

READ MORE: Watch: Nancy Pelosi Says ‘I Have Absolutely No Intention of Seeing the Deadly Assault on My Husband’s Life’

Don Jr., a bit choked up, comes out and says point-blank he wishes his father would “show some of that” love.

“I appreciate that, ya know, I want him to show some of that.”

Just before those remarks, McCarthy, again praising Donald Trump, says he’s a great father and grandfather, claims none of the ex-president’s children are “into drugs,” “have problems,” or “laptops” – presumably a dig at Hunter Biden and his father, President Joe Biden.

“I’ve watched him too, the pride he has [in] his children – and this is what I’ll say to you: Look, raising a family is not easy. You know – you’re a great father. But they don’t see him as a grandfather – I see your kids walk up.”

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“But you know what? You think of your life, okay? He was successful,” McCarthy continued, praising the disgraced ex-president. “He comes from a successful life. I’ve watched all you kids, as brothers and sisters love one another. You’re not into drugs. You don’t have problems. You don’t have laptops. You don’t have these other things,” McCarthy claimed.

Trump Jr. interjected, saying, “According to the press I’m really into drugs.”

Also in that interview, McCarthy admitted to “flipping cars” (buying for one price, quickly selling at a higher price) when he was in college, only to say it was illegal.

“I didn’t have the athletics to get a scholarship. I went to junior college, which was a great school,” McCarthy says. “But while I’m going there, I meet this guy that owns a liquor store but has a car dealer license – I’ll let you figure out how I met him,”

“But one day I say, ‘I’ll give you 100 bucks if you take me to L.A.,’ because L.A. has these car auctions – you got to be a dealer to get in there.”

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“So I started going down there, I start flipping cars, to pay my way through college. I find out later it’s illegal but I don’t know why I do it, I’ve been an entrepreneur, right?”

Don Jr. again interjects, telling the camera, “By the way, just just so you understand. We may have to cut this. Nancy Pelosi is gonna try to figure out how to impeach you for doing something like that.”

Trump Jr. also criticized most members of Congress who he said don’t have the same “hustle” as he does. He claimed his father made him work minimum wage jobs and he worked “for tips,” which both agreed was important.

“Like, no one’s ever had to make payroll. No one’s gonna sign the front of a check as opposed to the back,” Trump Jr. complains.

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DOJ Signals It Is Conducting a Criminal Investigation of George Santos

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The U.S. Dept. of Justice Friday signaled it is conducting a criminal investigation of U.S. Rep. George Santos‘ campaign finances when it asked the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to pause its probe into the embattled New York freshman GOP lawmaker.

“The request is the clearest sign to date of an active criminal investigation examining the congressman’s campaign finances,” The Washington Post reports.

But NBC News goes one step further.

“Federal prosecutors in New York have opened an investigation into Rep.-elect George Santos, two law enforcement sources confirmed Thursday,” NBC states. “The probe by federal prosecutors from the Eastern District of New York is at least the second investigation into Santos.”

READ MORE: Another Santos Financial Concern: GOP Lawmaker Claims Campaign Paid WinRed Triple the Fees It Should Have

“The two sources confirmed that prosecutors are examining Santos’ finances, including potential irregularities involving financial disclosures and loans he made to his campaign as he was running for Congress,” NBC adds.

The Santos campaign this week, according to The Daily Beast, amended FEC filings that originally claimed about $625,000 in “personal” loans from the candidate’s personal funds were actually not from the candidates personal funds. Santos has since refused to state where the money came from.

DOJ also asked the FEC for any “relevant documents” for the Santos’ campaign, The Post noted.

READ MORE: Watch: Santos Responds to Report He Joked About Hitler, ‘The Jews’ and Black People

“Separately, the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday interviewed two people about Santos’s role in Harbor City Capital, an investment firm that was forced to shut down in 2021 after the SEC accused it of operating a ‘classic Ponzi scheme,'” according to The Post’s reporting.

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Watch: Nancy Pelosi Says ‘I Have Absolutely No Intention of Seeing the Deadly Assault on My Husband’s Life’

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U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) the former Speaker of the House, told reporters she has no intention of watching just-released video of the almost fatal, brutal attack on her 82-year old husband, allegedly by a hammer-wielding, far-right conspiracy theory promoting extremist.

DePape had “posted antisemitic screeds and entries defending former President Donald Trump and Ye, the rapper formally known as Kayne West who recently made antisemitic comments,” CBS News reported one day after the attack.

Earlier Friday, before the video had been released by a judge’s order, Rep. Pelosi said did not know if she would watch the video.

Later, Friday afternoon, Pelosi said she would not.

READ MORE: Pelosi Attack Video Release Leads to Criticism of Musk, Right Wingers Who ‘Trafficked in Homophobic Conspiracy Nonsense’

“As you know, today there was a release of some information. I have not heard the 911 call. I have not heard the confession. I have not seen the break-in, and I have absolutely no intention of seeing the deadly assault on my husband’s life.”

Prosecutors have described the attack as “near-fatal.”

She also thanked “people for all of their prayers,” and for “asking about the progress my husband is making, and he is making progress, but it will take more time.”

Apparently choking up, she added that she would not be making any more statements about this case as it proceeds, except again to thank people and inform them of Paul’s progress.”

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