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‘Dereliction of duty’: Pompeo and Trump slammed by national security expert for downplaying Russian bounties

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Speaking on MSNBC this Wednesday, national security expert Mieke Eoyang addressed the White House’s deflections over the bombshell story about Russia placing bounties on the heads of U.S. troops in Afghanistan. According to reports, President Trump was briefed on the bounties, but never held Russia accountable.

Eoyang said that considering the statement from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other developments since the story broke, it’s obvious that Trump “was not taking the concern for the lives of our troops seriously” and clearly did not utilize the intelligence community to get to the bottom of what happened “given all the time he had with this information.”

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“That really puts in doubt his care for the U.S. troops,” Eoyang said. “Receiving those casualty reports of soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq, or wherever, it’s one of the most somber, serious things as a policy makers that you can receive and you have to take those things seriously.”

“For the President to try to dismiss it as a hoax is just a dereliction of duty,” she said.

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Former Supreme Court justice’s son helped Trump get Deutsche Bank loans: report

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During Justice Anthony Kennedy's 31 years on the U.S. Supreme Court, liberals and progressives had a love/hate relationship with the Reagan appointee — praising him for his rulings on gay rights and abortion rights while slamming his economic rulings as beneficial to unchecked corporate power. And those who viewed Kennedy as being too quick to side with big business are likely to have similar views on his son, Justin Kennedy, who according to the New York Times, has been very close to Trumpworld and helped Donald Trump secure almost $700 million in loans for a real estate project in Chicago.

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Trump campaign official falsely claims Supreme Court blocked Pennsylvania mail-in ballots

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On Wednesday, President Donald Trump's deputy campaign manager Justin Clark tweeted out their victory in getting the Supreme Court to block Pennsylvania from counting mail-in ballots received after Election Day.

🚨🚨🚨Major decision protecting voting rights in PENNSYLVANIA. Ballots received after Election Day will NOT be counted. More to come but BIG WIN for the rule of law.

— Justin Clark (@chefjclark) October 28, 2020

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