Nancy Pelosi Slams Trump for Inviting Vladimir Putin to Washington

Nancy Pelosi and Bashar Assad (Sana / Associated Press)

By Joel B. Pollak

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) slammed President Donald Trump on Friday for inviting Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington, D.C., this fall.

In a statement, Pelosi said:

The notion that President Trump would invite a tyrant to Washington is beyond belief. Putin’s ongoing attacks on our elections and on Western democracies and his illegal actions in Crimea and the rest of Ukraine deserve the fierce, unanimous condemnation of the international community, not a VIP ticket to our nation’s capital.

Pelosi also issued a warning to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI), telling him not to invite Putin to address Congress — often a courtesy extended to visiting foreign leaders:

President Trump’s frightened fawning over Putin is an embarrassment, and a grave threat to our democracy. An invitation to address a Joint Meeting of Congress should be bipartisan and Speaker Ryan must immediately make clear that there is not — and never will be — an invitation for a thug like Putin to address the United States Congress.

In 2007, shortly after becoming Speaker of the House, Pelosi traveled to Syria to meet with dictator Bashar al-Assad (above), to show that the U.S. was capable of using diplomacy and not merely war as a tool of foreign policy in the Middle East.

Assad, already a brutal dictator, went on to become a mass murderer, killing hundreds of thousands of civilians in the ongoing Syrian civil war.

More recently, Pelosi claimed falsely last year that she had never met with then-Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Photo evidence proved otherwise.

Pelosi plans to return as Speaker if Democrats win the House of Representatives in the November midterm elections.

RAND PAUL BLOCKS BERNIE SANDERS RESOLUTION DEMANDING MORE RUSSIA SANCTIONS

Rand Paul Blocks Bernie Sanders Resolution Demanding More Russia Sanctions

Paul objected to the resolution, saying it was a sign of “Trump derangement syndrome” coming to the Senate

Information Liberation – JULY 20, 2018

Senator Rand Paul on Thursday blocked a resolution from Senator Bernie Sanders’ to implement even more sanctions against Russia, demand Trump speak with special counsel Robert Mueller and back the “intelligence community’s assessment” on Russkie meddling.

From The Hill:

Sanders asked for unanimous consent to try to pass his resolution, saying senators “must act” if they are “serious about preserving American democracy.”

“The Congress must make it clear that we accept the assessment of our intelligence community with regard to Russian election interfering in our country and in other democracies,” Sanders said during a Senate floor speech.

Under Senate rules, any one senator could block his request.

Sanders’s resolution would also demand already passed sanctions legislation be fully implemented, move to protect the election system and “not accept” interference in Mueller’s investigation, including the firing of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

But Paul objected to the resolution, saying it was a sign of “Trump derangement syndrome” coming to the Senate. Paul has been one of Trump’s most vocal defenders in Congress in the wake of the president’s sit-down with Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier this week.

WATCH:

Partial transcript:

SEN. RAND PAUL (R-KY): Trump Derangement Syndrome has officially come to the Senate. The hatred for the President is so intense that partisans would rather risk war than give diplomacy a chance. Does anybody remember that Ronald Reagan sat down with Gorbachev and lessened the nuclear tensions? We need to still have those open talks.

Nobody is saying or excusing Russia’s meddling in our elections. Absolutely, we should protect the integrity of our elections. But simply bringing the hatred of the president to the Senate floor in order to say, ‘We’re done with diplomacy, we’re going to add more sanctions and more sanctions’…

The hatred for the president is so intense that partisans would rather risk war than give diplomacy a chance… This has got to stop. This is crazy hatred of the president. We don’t have to have war, we can still have engagement…

We should stand firm and say, ‘Stay the hell out of our elections,’ but we should not stick our head in the ground and say we’re not going to talk to them.

Slimy Sanders responded by saying his resolution demanding more sanctions on Russia had “nothing to do with ending diplomacy with Russia.”

For the record, just last year Slimy Sanders was the only senator other than Rand Paul who voted against the expansion of sanctions against Russia, which the senate passed in defiance of Trump 98-2. Now he’s saying we need to implement the sanctions he voted against immediately!

Despite Paul blocking this bill Mitch McConnell and other sellouts are looking to get a bill together to further expand sanctions and further destroy our relations with Russia in defiance of Trump.

“Get the F*ck Out of Here!” Whoopi Goldberg Screams at Judge Jeanine Pirro Off Camera After Heated Exchange

By Cristina Laila

The unhinged liberals on The View EXPLODED Thursday after Judge Jeanine Pirro DESTROYED Whoopi Goldberg.

The idiots on The View picked the wrong one to abuse and berate.

The View hosts were outraged and plotted to gang rush the popular FOX News host and New York judge.

“The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg was so irate she screamed at Judge Pirro off camera after the heated exchange, sources exclusively confirmed to Page Six.

Judge Jenanine Pirro told Sean Hannity on his radio show that Whoopi Goldberg screamed “F*ck You!!” to the Judge.

Judge Pirro asked Whoopi, “Did you just say that to me?” to which Whoopi replied, “YES! GET THE F*CK OUT OF HERE!”

Capture

Whoopi Goldberg is your typical hate-filled, intolerant liberal, incapable of controlling emotions.

 

‘Russophobia runs amok’ in US, puts it on edge of war with Russia – Stephen Cohen

'Russophobia runs amok' in US, puts it on edge of war with Russia – Stephen Cohen

 Protesters against US President Donald Trump’s eldest son Donald Trump Jr. in front of the White House in Washington © Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

Russian demonization and Russophobia have gripped the US, where politicians would rather impeach Trump than avert a nuclear war with Russia, professor emeritus at both Princeton and New York Universities Stephen Cohen believes.

While US media and establishment still cannot settle nerves after Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki, Cohen, who is also contributing editor at The Nation, and Chicago University professor John Mearsheimer, bashed the Russian bogeyman approach in an interview to Vice news.

READ MORE: From ‘say again’ to ‘war criminal’: Bizarre pearls of anti-Putin frenzy sparked by Trump’s invite

Cohen has been labelled as Russian president’s apologist, with “tsunami” of attacks on him. However, the scientist says that those people are just uniformed, with Mearsheimer adding many refuse to engage in fair dialogue with both of them merely because they would “lose the debate.”

“We’ve demonized Putin and we’ve putinized Russia, so we’ve demonized Russia. Russophobia is running amok in this country.” Cohen said. “I’ve seen these things from the inside. I’ve re-thought and re-thought how we got to the edge of war with Russia, where we haven’t been since Cuba in 1962. And I have concluded it is 95 percent our own doing.” 

Cooperation with Moscow praised by Trump during the Helsinki meeting, but seen by some in Washington even treasonous, is actually vital, according to Cohen. Despite the US president is “wrong on a lot of things” this particular part is not among them.

“If he means what he said he was right – it would be great to cooperate with Russia. I would go father – it’s imperative,”the professor said.

However, this approach does not fit the tune of US establishment, despite Trump is trying to do and stuck to what “we have demanded of every president – keep us out of war with Russia.”

The hostility towards the two leaders’ meeting and its results is “largely driven by the fact that people want to undermine Trump,” according to Mearsheimer. And the aim to get rid of Trump apparently prevails the world’s peace, his fellow scholar noted.

“These people would prefer trying to impeach Trump to averting nuclear war or war with Russia. If it’s come to that, Trump is no longer to blame, we are ourselves,” Cohen said.

US & its allies are to blame for Ukrainian crisis

Russian President Vladimir Putin was among those who dared to push his own agenda against American one, Mearsheimer said, stressing the Ukrainian crisis was one of the “main manifestation of that.”

“The evidence is clear that the United State and its West European allies [are principally responsible for the crisis],” he argued.

Going further on the topic, Cohen stressed that the idea to bring Ukraine to the West militarily and economically was “deeply rooted”in Washington to make Russia “nothing more than what [former US President Barack] Obama called ‘a weak regional power.'”

The US would never tolerate the situation similar to Ukraine’s ambitions to join NATO on its own doorstep, Mearsheimer stressed. The professors argued that if the Soviet Union or China had formed a military alliance with Mexico or Canada, everybody would have demanded the US leadership to react and this would be deemed not aggression, but defense.

“Any fool could have told you that by bringing in countries on Russia’s borders with historical grievances against Russia, we’re going to diminish everybody’s national security,” Cohen said.

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‘US wants very much to have strong Russia’: Trump tweets old Clinton interview with Russian TV

As he faces a backlash over the Helsinki summit at home, US President Donald Trump has apparently decided to remind Americans about what Hillary Clinton said about Russia before she emerged as a self-styled Moscow basher.

“Will the Dems and Fake News ever learn?” Trump wrote in a Tweet that features a fragment of an interview that Clinton actually had with a Russian TV host and French-born Russian-American journalist Vladimir Pozner back in 2010. “This is classic!” the president added, apparently referring to the video.

The video shows Clinton telling Pozner that the US actually “wants very much to have a strong Russia” in a sudden outburst of love towards the country she now blames for literally almost everything. The failed presidential candidate, who was then a secretary of state under Barack Obama then goes on to admit that “a strong, competent, prosperous and stable Russia” is actually “in the interests of the world.”

Trump has been facing massive criticism for allegedly being ‘too friendly’ in his meeting with the Russian president, especially from Democrats, who were accusing him of “treason.”

READ MORE: Clinton’s trolling fail: Hillary mocked for taunting Trump before Putin summit

The US president and his former competitor in the presidential election do occasionally exchange punches. Notably, Clinton attempted to troll Trump right ahead of his summit with Putin. At that time, she sarcastically asked him if he knows “which team” he “plays for.” Her rhetorical exercises, however, eventually only landed her in hot water, as people on Twitter saw them as yet another sign of her inability to cope with the shock loss at the ballot box in 2016.