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‘This is ethnic cleansing’: NBC’s chief correspondent says Trump is allowing Turkey to ‘get rid of’ Kurds

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NBC Chief Global Correspondent Bill Neely explained on Wednesday why Turkey’s attack on the Kurds is “ethnic cleansing” that is being enabled by President Donald Trump.

In an appearance on MSNBC, Neely reacted to Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. troops who were fighting in Syria alongside Kurds forces.

“Let’s unpack the language, not just President Trump, but [Turkish] President Erdogan is using,” Neely told MSNBC host Ali Velshi. “Because I think that this is really, really important. Turkey calls this an operation. He calls this an operation. Look, it is much more than that. It is an incursion that will lead to annexation. It is a partial invasion, an attack by one nation on another.”

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“They talk about clearing the area,” he noted. “Well, that is a very nice way of talking about killing people and forcing them out of their homes and towns.”

Neely added: “And what is that? Ethnic cleansing. This is a military operation to get rid of one ethnic group and replace them with another. Replace them with 2 1/2 million Syrian refugees who will come under a resettlement plan. Ethnic cleansing.”

The veteran NBC reporter lamented that he doesn’t “see the same passion in President Trump to this as to other issues.”

“This is ethnic cleansing and the invasion of one country by another,” Neely concluded.

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Clinton drops a stunning claim: Russia is grooming a 2020 Democrat to launch third-party presidential run

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Hillary Clinton just dropped a bombshell. The former 2016 Democratic presidential nominee who won the popular vote by close to 3 million more votes than the current president is accusing Russia of grooming a current 2020 Democrat, specifically a woman, to launch a third party run for the White House – to ensure Donald Trump wins re-election.

Russia knows they “they can’t win without a third-party candidate,” Clinton told David Plouffe on his podcast Campaign HQ, as Mediaite reports.

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Kellyanne Conway accused of violating Hatch Act at least 50 times this year — on Twitter alone

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According to a report from Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway has "surpassed 50 violations of the Hatch Act on Twitter alone this past year."

Explaining the numbers, the report states, "CREW’s report on Conway’s continued violations outlines five categories of tweets that violate the Hatch Act: attacking or mocking Democratic presidential candidates, attacking the Democratic Party, promoting President Trump's re-election, promoting the Republican Party, and attacking President Trump's political adversaries. Conway has multiple violations in each category," before noting that Twitter's Terms of Service indicates one of Trump's closest aides is in violation and should have her account suspended.

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Turkey’s foreign minister bursts out laughing as he mocks Trump’s erratic tweets

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Speaking to the BBC's HARDtalk this Friday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu scoffed at the Trump administration's threat of sanctions over his country's military operation in northeast Syria, saying that the threat is the result of erratic confused messaging that's not doing anything to help the situation.

Cavusoglu laughed and mocked Trump for his constant tweeting about various issues, including Turkey.

"Different voices, different positions are coming from the United States, because of the differences between the administration, the State Department, Pentagon, and this and that," he said.

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