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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Trump Officials Argue Against Returning Separated Migrant Children To Families

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The Trump administration now says that returning the thousands of children it ripped from families would do harm to them, and they’re using the claim as justification for holding the children hostage. In reality, they’re admitting just how much of a disaster they’ve created.

In a court filing, the administration stated it “would present grave child welfare concerns” to remove children currently living with the “sponsor” homes hosting them after Trump separated them from their families. The administration effectively wants to pass over those with sponsor families.

“The Trump administration’s response is a shocking concession that it can’t easily find thousands of children it ripped from parents and doesn’t even think it’s worth the time to locate each of them,” said Lee Gelernt, the lead ACLU attorney in the case forcing the latest Trump disclosure.…

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After CIA Briefing, GOP Senators Accuse Saudi Crown Prince

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It’s getting more and more difficult for Trump to cover up Saudi Arabia’s role in the brutal murder of Washington Post journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi.

After a classified briefing with the head of the CIA, even Republican senators were convinced that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was behind Khashoggi’s murder.

“It is zero chance — zero — that this happened without the crown prince,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told reporters on Tuesday after the briefing, adding that one would have to be “willfully blind” not to see that.

A willfully blind Trump has tried to sow doubts about whether or not the Saudi prince was involved — even after the CIA concluded that he was, and even though Trump has access to the same information the CIA shared with senators.…

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Report: Tapes Implicate Saudi Crown Prince In Khashoggi Murder

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

On Monday evening, The New York Times reported that a recording of the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a Saudi consulate in Turkey shows strong evidence that the assassins were in direct contact with Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman:

Shortly after the journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed last month at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, a member of the kill team instructed a superior over the phone to “tell your boss,” believed to be Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, that the operatives had carried out their mission, according to three people familiar with a recording of Mr.



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