Category Archives for "Politics"

Four Boats Sink During ‘Trump Boat Parade’ at Travis Lake in Texas – New York Times

Four Boats Sink During ‘Trump Boat Parade’ at Travis Lake in Texas - New York Times 1The authorities rescued numerous people from the waters of Lake Travis in Texas on Saturday after at least four boats sank at an event promoted as a Trump Boat Parade, officials said.

The Sheriff’s Office in Travis County received “multiple” calls of boats in distress starting at 12:15 p.m. local time, a spokeswoman, Kristen Dark, said.

Christa Stedman, a spokeswoman for Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services, said no injuries had been reported.Firefighters pulled “numerous” people out of the water, said Braden Frame, president of the Lake Travis Fire Fighters Association. It was not clear how many had needed rescuing, he said.

Source: At Least 4 Boats Sink During ‘Trump Boat Parade’ in Texas, Officials Say – The New York Times

DHS withheld July intelligence bulletin calling out Russian attack on Biden’s mental health – ABC News

DHS withheld July intelligence bulletin calling out Russian attack on Biden’s mental health - ABC News 2In early July the Department of Homeland Security withheld publication of an intelligence bulletin warning law enforcement agencies of a Russian scheme to promote “allegations about the poor mental health” of former Vice President Joe Biden, according to internal emails and a draft of the document obtained by ABC News.

The draft bulletin, titled “Russia Likely to Denigrate Health of US Candidates to Influence 2020 Election,” was submitted to the agency’s legislative and public affairs office for review on July 7. The analysis was not meant for public consumption, but it was set to be distributed to federal, state, and local law enforcement partners two days later, on July 9, the emails show.

Source: DHS withheld July intelligence bulletin calling out Russian attack on Biden’s mental health – ABC News

Trump told Sarah Sanders to ‘take one for the team’ after Kim Jong-un wink | Donald Trump | The Guardian

Trump told Sarah Sanders to 'take one for the team' after Kim Jong-un wink | Donald Trump | The Guardian 3Donald Trump told Sarah Sanders she would have to “go to North Korea and take one for the team”, after Kim Jong-un winked at the then White House press secretary during a summit in Singapore in June 2018.

“Kim Jong-un hit on you!” a delighted Trump joked, according to Sanders’ new memoir. “He did! He fucking hit on you!”

Speaking for Myself will be released next Tuesday.

Rather than a tell-all by a former staffer or a burn-all by a hostile family member, the book is a paean to the president by a loyal follower with the subtitle Faith, Freedom and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House.

Sanders is from a notable Republican family – her father is Mike Huckabee, a candidate for the presidential nomination in 2008 and 2016 – and reportedly has her eye on a run for governor in Arkansas.

Source: Trump told Sarah Sanders to ‘take one for the team’ after Kim Jong-un wink | Donald Trump | The Guardian

Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis blames protesters for their own deaths.

On Wednesday, 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse was arrested in Illinois on charges of first-degree murder after allegedly shooting and killing two protesters the night before during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake earlier this week.

During the Kenosha Police Department’s first press conference in response to the Blake shooting and subsequent protests, Chief Daniel Miskinis blamed the unidentified victims in Tuesday night’s shooting for their own deaths, saying the violence was the result of the “persons” involved violating curfew:

Persons who were out after the curfew became engaged in some type of disturbance, and persons were shot. Everybody involved was out after the curfew. I’m not going to make a great deal of that, but the point is the curfew is in place to protect. Had persons not been out involved in violation of that, perhaps the situation that unfolded would not have happened.

Source: Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis blames protesters for their own deaths.