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‘Casually Tweeting Out National Secrets’: Internet Stunned as Trump Tweets About Previously Unknown US Nukes

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In an apparent attempt to “one-up” and embarrass Russia many are wondering if President Donald Trump just tweeted out U.S. national nuclear secrets. Seven people died last week during a “failed test of Russia’s SSC-X-9 Skyfall, a nuclear-powered cruise missile still in development,” as Vox reported. One expert called it a flying nuclear reactor.

President Trump, who has been tweeting up a storm ever since he kicked off his 10-day August vacation at his golf course in Bedminster, NJ, apparently decided late Monday afternoon was a good time to respond – not with condolences for the lives lost, but by gloating.

“The United States is learning much from the failed missile explosion in Russia,” Trump tweeted, needlessly. “We have similar, though more advanced, technology. The Russian ‘Skyfall’ explosion has people worried about the air around the facility, and far beyond. Not good!”

Some were quick to realize Trump at least sounded like he was (once again) revealing national secrets via Twitter.

Here’s the Communications Director for U.S. Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), who sits on the House Ways and Means Committee and the Science Committee.

Some experts chastised the President, while appearing to try to assure the world Trump was basically bluffing.

Here’s a professor of international relations and national security at the U.S. Naval War College:

Here’s a noted nuclear weapons expert:

There were other responses from some notables.

Washington Correspondent for TIME magazine:

ACLU Attorney:

Reuters DC National Security Correspondent:

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‘Make It a Twofer’: Trump Brutally Mocked After Claiming ‘Rumor Has It’ CNN’s President Will Be ‘Resigining’

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President Donald Trump unleashed his second attack on the media over the course of less than 24 hours, this time attacking his top news target, CNN, as “a virtual fraud.” The president also claimed “rumor has it” CNN’s president, Jeff Zucker, “will be resigining momentarily?” (The typo is Mr. Trump’s.)

Trump did not specify exactly why this time he is calling CNN “a virtual fraud,” but late Monday he posted tweets promoting far right wing activist and conspiracy theorist group Project Veritas, headed by James O’Keefe, who has been targeting CNN. O’Keefe is best-known for his fraudulent and deceptively-edited videos that were used to destroy ACORN, while other videos tried to take down Planned Parenthood.

UPDATE: CNN spokesperson responds:

Social media users were quick to blast the president’s serial dishonesty and astonishing lack of self-awareness.

 

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Top Republican Who Once Said Putin Pays Trump Demands Pelosi Suspend Impeachment and Agree to ‘Co-Equal’ GOP Control

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House Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is demanding Speaker Nancy Pelosi suspend the entire impeachment inquiry until she agrees to a massive list of ultimatums that would effectively give the GOP equal control over the process.

McCarthy has a damaged and troubled history. As the number two man in GOP leadership he openly admitted that House Republicans spent millions of taxpayer dollars and an unlimited number of hours on a two-year Benghazi investigation, all with the express purpose of harming Hillary Clinton’s presidential election prospects.

“Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping,” McCarthy admitted on tape.

In 2016,  just one month before Donald Trump officially became the Republican Party’s nominee for president, McCarthy was caught on tape admitting he thinks Russian President Vladimir Putin “pays” Donald Trump.

“Swear to God,” McCarthy added.

But now McCarthy has sent a two-page letter telling the Speaker of the House how to conduct the impeachment investigation.

“By answering ‘no’ to any of” his demands, McCarthy writes, the impeachment would be “completely devoid of any merit or legitimacy,” he claims.

That claim is false.

For example, McCarthy demands she provide “the President’s counsel the right to object to the admittance of evidence.” He also demands she give “the President’s counsel the right to cross-examine witnesses.”

And he is demanding Speaker Pelosi “grant co-equal subpoena power” to Republicans on each of the committees working on impeachment.

McCarthy’s letter came out after Trump stunningly stood on the White House lawn Thursday morning and asked China to dig up dirt on Joe Biden.

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Trump Jr. Event So ‘Sparsely Attended’ That People Were Asked to Leave Seats and Huddle Around Stage: Reporter

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Attendance at a campaign rally for Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin that featured Donald Trump Jr. was so poor on Thursday afternoon that the few people there were asked to leave their seats and crowd around the stage.

Ryland Barton, the statehouse reporter for Kentucky Public Radio, posted a photo on his Twitter account showing the tiny crowd at the event.

“Organizers have asked the audience to move out of the seats and closer to the stage ahead of Trump Jr/ Gov. Bevin event in Pikeville,” he wrote. “I think it’s fair to say this is sparsely attended.”

According to local news station WYMT, Trump Jr. traveled to Eastern Kentucky this week in the hopes of helping Bevin’s reelection campaign.

Bevin, a Tea Party favorite and an ally of President Donald Trump, holds the dubious distinction of being America’s least popular governor. According to the latest polling from Morning Consult, Bevin’s approval in the deep-red state stands at just 32 percent, while his disapproval rating is 56 percent.

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