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John Bolton nails Trump for screwing up North Korea nuclear treaty — and says he was always ‘bluffing’

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It was revealed this weekend that North Korea has further developed its missile program on a site known to deploy long-range missiles.

“Commercial satellite images from Planet Labs show a temporary structure at the site to accommodate the raising of a launcher arm, according to Jeffrey Lewis, director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies,” NBC reported Saturday.

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It’s for that reason former Director of National Intelligence John Bolton lashed out at President Donald Trump.

According to Axios, Bolton suggested Trump was bluffing when he told the American people he would get North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un to sign a nuclear disarmament treaty.

he told the site that he doesn’t think the administration “really means it” when they vowed to stop North Korea, “or it would be pursuing a different course.”

He went on to say that if Kim follows through on the threat to fire weapons on Christmas.

“Some experts believe North Korea may be readying to test an intercontinental ballistic missile launch soon,” Reuters reported. “Which would likely end the 2018 agreement struck by its leader, Kim Jong Un, and U.S. President Donald Trump.”

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Bolton said that the White House should be doing something about it, but then again, “that would be very unusual” for Trump to admit he failed on North Korea.

“The idea that we are somehow exerting maximum pressure on North Korea is just unfortunately not true,” Bolton told Axios.

An example would be the U.S. Navy intercepting all oil illegally sent to the country.

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but again, Bolton sees Trump’s effort on North Korea to be more “rhetorical” than actual. If Kim acts it would make his country look as if it bested the United States.

“We’ve tried. The policy’s failed. We’re going to go back now and make it clear that in a variety of steps, together with our allies, when we say it’s unacceptable, we’re going to demonstrate we will not accept it,” said Bolton.

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“When the president says, ‘Well, I’m not worried about short-range missiles,’ he’s saying, ‘I’m not worried about the potential risk to American troops deployed in the region or our treaty allies, South Korea and Japan,'” Bolton continued, attacking the Trump administration’s work in the region.

“Time is on the side of the proliferator,” Bolton explained. “The more time there is, the more time there is to develop, test and refine both the nuclear component and the ballistic missile component of the program.”

Read the full report at Axios.

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‘Why do we need camo in space’: Trump’s Space Force ridiculed for woodland camouflage uniforms

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On Friday, the United States Space Force released an image of their new uniforms on Twitter.

The image shows a Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) for a four-star general in a woodland camouflage pattern, with a matching camo nametape.

https://twitter.com/SpaceForceDoD/status/1218335200964464650

However, many people were confused as to why the Space Force would use uniforms designed to blend in on earth.

Here's some of what people were saying:

https://twitter.com/PostCultRev/status/1218351691021484032

Sorry for the question but why do we need camo in space?

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BUSTED: National Archives caught doctoring exhibit to remove criticism of President Trump from women

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The National Archives were caught editing an artifact from the Trump administration to remove criticism of the president, according to a bombshell new report in The Washington Post.

The newspaper reported on a "large color photograph" at the National Archives exhibit marking the centennial of women's suffrage.

"The 49-by-69-inch photograph is a powerful display. Viewed from one perspective, it shows the 2017 march. Viewed from another angle, it shifts to show a 1913 black-and-white image of a women’s suffrage march also on Pennsylvania Avenue. The display links momentous demonstrations for women’s rights more than a century apart on the same stretch of pavement. But a closer look reveals a different story," the newspaper noted.

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Dershowitz is running a ‘bizarro defense’ of Trump: Harvard Law colleague says ‘Alan is just completely wacko’

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Two of the most famous names associated with Harvard Law School had competing appearances on MSNBC on Friday.

It began when Alan Dershowitz, a professor emeritus, was interviewed MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber about his new role officially representing President Donald Trump during the Senate impeachment trial.

Dershowitz claimed that neither abuse of power nor obstruction of Congress count as "high crimes" under the constitution.

Professor Alan Dershowitz, who has also been associated with Harvard Law for five decades, was asked about Dershowitz's argument during an interview with Chris Hayes.

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