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What in the hell is the Bay of Pigs award?

https://twitter.com/CaslerNoel/status/1305183338005757955

Sleepy Joe Biden has spent 47 years in politics being terrible to Hispanics. Now he is relying on Castro lover Bernie Sanders to help him out. That won’t work! Remember, Miami Cubans gave me the highly honored Bay of Pigs Award for all I have done for our great Cuban Population!


I thought ‘Bay of Pigs’ was the pool at Mar a Lago. P.S. you used the word ‘sp*c’ to describe hispanics in your ‘Apprentice’ days and let thousands die in Puerto Rico.
@realDonaldTrump




Noel Casler did talent logistics for NBC and worked on Celebrity Apprentice.

The group that published the Panama Papers is getting ready to drop some more articles

https://twitter.com/ScottMStedman/status/1304163848031629312?s=20

I'm reliably told that the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), the group that published the Panama Papers, have massive tranches of leaked financial records from FinCEN and are preparing to publish a slew of articles.


https://twitter.com/ScottMStedman/status/1304164856820506626?s=20

I don't know the subject matter. I have heard the name of one of the banks involved, but I'm not certain enough to report that, yet.

https://twitter.com/ScottMStedman/status/1304165376742187008?s=20


One financial regulator source I spoke to is NOT happy.


https://twitter.com/ScottMStedman/status/1304164521099968512?s=20

This, according to one source, led to the unusual FinCEN statement last week. https://fincen.gov/news/news-releases/statement-fincen-regarding-unlawfully-disclosed-suspicious-activity-reports


Statement by FinCEN Regarding Unlawfully Disclosed Suspicious Activity Reports
Immediate Release
September 01, 2020
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is aware that various media outlets intend to publish a series of articles based on unlawfully disclosed Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs), as well as other sensitive government documents, from several years ago. As FinCEN has stated previously, the unauthorized disclosure of SARs is a crime that can impact the national security of the United States, compromise law enforcement investigations, and threaten the safety and security of the institutions and individuals who file such reports. FinCEN has referred this matter to the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Inspector General.





Brian Williams is interviewing Edward Snowden tomorrow 11 pm ET

https://twitter.com/xeni/status/1304164314853507072?s=20




Don't ask me why. Do you think Russia would continue to host Snowden if he wasn't giving them something in return?

Trump tweeted a link for his base to sign up to be election poll watchers

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1303688337723723776


The website is armyfortrump.com.

LOL, Joe Lieberman just endorsed Susan Collins

https://twitter.com/sahilkapur/status/1303737180527955969


Scooplet: Joe Lieberman endorses
@SenatorCollins
for re-election and cuts an ad for her in Maine, paid for by
@RJC
with the aim of persuading women voters.



This ought to move the needle with women voters. Not.

Breaking: Whistleblower complaint from DHS -CNN

Whistleblower alleges top Trump appointees abused authority by telling officials to alter intelligence to match Trump claims


A whistleblower is alleging that top political appointees in the Department of Homeland Security repeatedly instructed career officials to modify intelligence assessments to ensure they matched up with misleading public comments from President Donald Trump about Antifa and "anarchist" groups, according to documents reviewed by CNN and a source familiar with the situation.

Specifically, acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf and Acting Director of US Citizenship and Immigration Ken Cuccinelli, both Trump appointees, directed officials to change intelligence assessments based on Trump's political rhetoric, an order the whistleblower says amounted to an abuse of authority, according to the documents.

Both Wolf and Cuccinelli also tried to alter a report to downplay the threat posed by White supremacists and instead emphasize the role of leftist groups due to concerns about how the initial language would reflect on the President, according to a source familiar with the claims raised by the whistleblower.

DHS did not immediately respond to CNN's request for comment regarding allegations that Wolf and Cuccinelli ordered officials to change intelligence assessments for political reasons but have broadly denied either man took actions that constitute as an abuse of power, as stated in the complaint. Separately, the complaint says, Cuccinelli expressed frustration with intelligence reports detailing conditions in Guatamala, Honduras and El Salvador, late last year and accused "deep-state intelligence analysts" of compiling the information to undermine Trump's objectives regarding asylum, according to the documents reviewed by CNN.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/09/politics/dhs-whistleblower-white-supremacist-threat/index.html

"My fucking generals are a bunch of p**sies"- Trump from Woodward's book

Donald Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The US president's name has been put forward by Norwegian politician Christian Tybring-Gjedde, according to Fox News.

"For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees," Mr Tybring-Gjedde, a four-term member of parliament, told the channel.

On Tuesday, a White House official announced Mr Trump will hold a signing ceremony on 15 September for a groundbreaking Middle East agreement normalising relations between Israel and the UAE.

As part of the deal, announced at the White House on 13 August following what officials said were 18 months of talks, the Gulf state agreed to normal relations with Israel, while Israel agreed to continue with plans to suspend its annexation of the West Bank. In 2020, there were 318 candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize.

https://news.sky.com/story/donald-trump-nominated-for-nobel-peace-prize-12067203


Oh, give me a fucking break. Tybring-Gjedde is an anti-immigrant conservative. He's compared the hijab to Ku Klux Klan and Nazi outfits.

Donald Trump : inspiration for mass shooters the world over

Mr. Trump’s appeal to the political fringe has now added a new and unpredictable element to German politics at a time when the domestic intelligence agency has identified far-right extremism and far-right terrorism as the biggest risks to German democracy.

The authorities have only recently woken up to a problem of far-right infiltration in the police and military. Over the past 15 months, far-right terrorists killed a regional politician on his front porch near the central city of Kassel, attacked a synagogue in the eastern city of Halle and shot dead nine people of immigrant descent in the western city of Hanau. Mr. Trump featured in the manifesto of the Hanau killer, who praised his “America First” policy.

In Germany, as in the United States, Mr. Trump has become an inspiration to these fringe groups. Among them are not only long-established hard-right and neo-Nazi movements, but also now followers of QAnon, the internet conspiracy theory popular among some of Mr. Trump’s supporters in the United States that hails him as a hero and liberator.

Germany’s QAnon community, barely existent when the pandemic first hit in March, may now be the biggest outside the United States along with Britain, analysts who track its most popular online channels say.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/07/world/europe/germany-trump-far-right.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

New BBC boss warns comedians not to joke about Brexit, the Tories or Trump

https://twitter.com/astroehlein/status/1300659994166255617

The BBC’s new director-general is planning to tackle perceived Left-wing bias in the corporation's comedy shows, The Telegraph can disclose.Tim Davie believes the BBC’s comedy output is seen as too one-sided and needs a radical overhaul in the coming months, senior sources revealed.

The BBC has long faced accusations that its comedy shows on radio and television are unfairly biased against the Tories, Donald Trump and Brexit. In his first speech as director general on Thursday, Mr Davie will set out plans to restore “trust and confidence” in the BBC by better reflecting all sides of the political divide.

Part of the measures could see a number of shows axed, but senior sources at the BBC stressed that no decisions had yet been made, adding that Mr Davie would only set out a “direction of travel” in his speech. However, it is expected that some of the worst-offending shows will be taken off the schedules in the longer term, senior sources said.

As well as cancelling shows altogether, BBC programme makers will be expected to find a better balance of satirical targets rather than constantly aiming jokes at the Tories.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/31/exclusive-bbcs-new-boss-threatens-axe-left-wing-comedy-shows/amp/
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