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Bolton Contradicts Trump, Pence on ISIS ‘Defeat’

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National Security Adviser John Bolton claims ISIS remains a threat, at odds with both President Trump’s and Vice President Pence’s claims that ISIS has been defeated, even as he tries to claim the president did not claim such.

“The president has been, I think, as clear as clear can be, when he talks about the defeat of the ISIS territorial caliphate,” said Bolton on ABC’s “This Week.” “He has never said that the elimination of the territorial caliphate means the end of ISIS in total. We know that’s not the case.”

“One reason that the president has committed to keeping an American presence in Iraq and a small part of an observer force in Syria, is against the possibility that there would be a real resurgence of ISIS, and we would then have the ability to deal with that if that arose,” added Bolton. “So, I think people have to be clear.”

Bolton framed ISIS as an “ideological threat,” comparing them to other groups such as Al Qaeda.

“I think as long as the ideology is out there it continues to be a threat. And there are different circumstances in different parts of the world but for those who’ve said, for example, that the terrorist threat from Iran – those who’ve said in the years since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, 40 years now, the ideology will fade, they’ll just become normal nation again like everybody else, that hasn’t been true in Iran. They’re still in the grip of a radical theology and ISIS and Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups show no sign of that ideology abating.”

According to an attendee at a Mar-a-Lago fundraiser last Friday, reported by the Washington Post, President Trump claimed that ISIS territorial caliphate was 100% destroyed.

In December, Trump also tweeted that ISIS had been defeated, leading to his call to withdraw from Syria. The President changed course slightly later that month, said it was merely “mostly gone” in his Twitter account.

Vice President Pence, speaking at the State Department in January, also claimed that, “the caliphate has crumbled, and ISIS has been defeated.”

Bolton also spoke to “This Week” about North Korea, saying that President Trump would be “pretty disappointed” if Kim Jong-un went ahead with another ballistic missile test launch.

View the exchange below:

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‘NPR Will Not Be Intimidated’: Mike Pompeo Destroyed for Attacks on Reporter Mary Louise Kelly

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National Public Radio (NPR) is standing by “All Things Considered” host Mary Louise Kelly after she was attacked by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

“One day after a contentious interview followed by an expletive-filled verbal lashing of NPR host Mary Louise Kelly, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is publicly accusing her of lying to him — ‘twice,’” NPR reported. “He does not explain how and offers no evidence, but in their recorded interview the nation’s top diplomat declined to respond when Kelly asked if he owed an apology to Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine who was ousted from that post last year after allies of President Trump accused her of disloyalty.”

Nancy Barnes, NPR senior vice president for news, is standing by Kelly’s reporting.

“Mary Louise Kelly has always conducted herself with the utmost integrity and we stand behind this report,” Barnes said in a statement.

NPR President and CEO John Lansing also defended Kelly.

“Mary Louise Kelly is one of the most respected, truthful, factual, professional and ethical journalists in the United States, and that’s known by the entire press corps,” Lansing said on Saturday. “And I stand behind her and I stand behind the NPR newsroom, and the statement from the secretary of state is blatantly false.”

“But this goes well beyond tension — this goes towards intimidation,” he added. “And let me just say this: we will not be intimidated. Mary Louise Kelly won’t be intimidated, and NPR won’t be intimidated.”

 

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White House Lawyers Begin Yelling at Democrats During Late-Night Impeachment Trial — After Trump Starts Tweeting

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President Donald Trump woke up and began tweeting around midnight EST during the Senate impeachment trial over the amendments over the rules. That’s when a noticeable thing changed on the Senate floor: Trump’s team started yelling.

Nearing 1 a.m. EST Tuesday morning while the president was tweeting about impeachment, his team began attacking Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) personally. They called him a liar and accused him of attacking the president and demanded an apology. After nearly 12 hours this was the first time the White House got even remotely animated after a dull defense of the president.

It wasn’t lost on those watching the late-night proceedings. You can see the comments below:

 

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‘Ridiculous, Inflammatory and Dangerous’: Nikki Haley Blasted for ‘Categorically False’ Lie About Democrats

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Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley is under fire for attacking Democrats with lies in an attempt to defend President Donald Trump – a strategy some say she is employing to get Trump to see her as a replacement for Vice President Mike Pence on the 2020 ticket.

Monday night Haley went on Fox News to deliver what some journalists are calling “categorically false” and “ridiculous, inflammatory and dangerous” remarks.

Haley told Fox News viewers – which includes President Trump – that the “only ones mourning the loss of Soleimani are our Democrat leadership and Democrat Presidential candidates.”

And she even posted the clip of her remarks herself:

That is false – no one in Democratic leadership and no Democrat Presidential candidate is “mourning the loss of Soleimani.” What Democrats are disturbed by is the questionable legality of an assassination of a foreign government official, and the process by which Trump made the decision to order the killing of Soleimani – without calculating the consequences, which are now disastrously unfolding.

Related: Nikki Haley: Confederate Flag Not About Racism – It Was About ‘Service, Sacrifice, Heritage’ Until Dylann Roof ‘Hijacked’ It

Many are responding, angry about Haley lying, and noting she has ruined her reputation as a moderate Republican who might have had a chance in 2024.

 

 

 

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