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Sunday, July 22, 2018

US Envoy To Russia Won’t Resign — But Won’t Defend Trump

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

Huntsman, the U.S. ambassador to Russia, on Saturday responded to a column by Salt Lake Tribune columnist Robert Gerke, explaining why he won’t step down from his role even after Donald Trump appeared to side with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a press conference last Monday. But, Huntsman offered little in the way of support for the president’s actions.

Huntsman was responding to a column published Tuesday in the Tribune, the Utah paper owned by Huntsman’s brother, Paul Huntsman. In that article, Gerke called on Hunstman to resign, writing, “Huntsman, you work for a pawn, not a president.” That article was published in the wake of Trump’s stunning performance last Monday in Helsinki, during which the president cast doubt on U.S.…

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Queen’s Jewelry Choices Symbolically Rebuked Trump During Visit

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Queen Elizabeth may have marked Trump’s visit to the U.K. last Thursday by throwing some royal shade in his direction, choosing to wear a brooch given to her by President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama on the first day of the visit.

The Obamas reportedly handpicked the vintage brooch, which they gave to the Queen during a 2011 visit. She wore the bejeweled ornament during a subsequent dinner with the Obamas and then apparently put it away with the rest of her collection — until last week.

The Queen is known for her attention to detail, particularly when it comes to her symbolic fashion picks, which she often uses to convey social and political messages.…

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Trump ‘Clarifies’: I Meant The Opposite Of What I Said About Russia

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Remember Trump’s disastrous summit with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin on Monday?

You know, the one where Trump made it perfectly clear he trusts Putin more than he does U.S. intelligence agencies?

The one that CIA director John Brennan found so shocking and abhorrent he called Trump’s behavior “treasonous“?

The one that sparked so much national outrage, even some Republicans grudgingly admitted that Trump did a bad thing?

Yeah, now Trump wants you to believe that the whole thing was just a big misunderstanding.

During his joint press conference with Putin in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday, Trump very clearly said: “My people came to me, [Director of National Intelligence] Dan Coats came to me and some others saying they think it’s Russia.…

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