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Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle enraged lawmakers Monday as she awkwardly danced around questions from Congress trying to explain how a 20-year-old was able to shoot Donald Trump

Thomas Crooks, 20, climbed to the roof of a building roughly 140 yards away from the stage of a Trump rally in Butler, Pennsylvania, on July 13 before opening fire, shooting the former president and others, leaving one dead.

The tragedy has thrust Cheatle into the hot seat over how such an oversight, leading to the near-death of a former president and current presidential candidate, could happen under her watch.

On Monday morning, Cheatle testified before the House Oversight Committee that her agency is still actively investigating the assassination attempt on Trump that occurred nine days ago, and thus she is unable to answer many questions. 

Tags: ASSASSINATION, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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 A giant fire erupts at an oil storage facility following Israeli strikes in Yemen's Houthi-held port city of Hodeida on July 20, 2024. (photo credit: AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES)

 

A giant fire erupts at an oil storage facility following Israeli strikes in Yemen's Houthi-held port city of Hodeida on July 20, 2024.

(photo credit: AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES)

In light of the Israeli strike in Yemen, senior Houthi official Mohammed Ali al-Houthi issued a veiled threat to Israel on his X, formerly Twitter, account on Sunday evening, following reports from the terrorist organization of launches towards Israel.

Former IDF major-general Israel Ziv spoke with Anat Davidov and Udi Segal on 103FM and shared his insights on the Yemeni arena."The Houthis are not exactly Hezbollah," Ziv began. "Their distance and capabilities are fundamentally different. On one hand, it can't be underestimated because they do have considerable capabilities. We know how to handle most of the fire, but that's not the problem. The problem is we're entering a multi-front situation. The head of the octopus is sitting behind, and I think he's quite pleased with this. You can't defeat the Yemenis."Strike on Hodeidah port hurt the Houthis, but they have nothing to lose

Ziv continued, "I think that from the get-go, we took most of them down. This body has been fighting for years from caves. The strike on the port really hurts them, but they have nothing to lose. It didn't finish them off. It just made this front line more personal for them. What exactly will this lead to? Time will tell. It won't look like the North against Hezbollah. The story is they're in the process of expanding to other places while trying to harm freedom of navigation. If you want to influence the Houthis, it's not through direct attacks, but through Iran.

"Later, Ziv also referred to Biden's withdrawal from the US presidential race."I think Biden will continue until January," he said. "In theory, the same policies should continue, but on the other hand, stepping down from the presidency reduces the pressure on him, and he can make more personal decisions. This is more about other matters than Israel. There are many things where he's a lame duck. Regarding Israel, I'm very concerned about what Netanyahu is going to do in Congress. He could show us what happens when you anger the President of the United States. We don't live according to the US election cycle. We need them in this half-year."

Claire's Observations:  In light of the fact that Israel has been doing targeted assassinations on senior Iranian military personnel for several years, I have to wonder just HOW Retired General Ziv would suggest "dealing with Iran" right now; would that perchance be a "tactical nuclear strike" on Tehran to take out its leadership?!? 

I would  like to politely suggest  to General Ziv, that Russia and Iran now have a very deep "military relationship" https://www.stimson.org/2024/iran-and-russia-enter-a-new-level-of-military-cooperation/    Were I the General, or any other reasonable Israeli military planner, I would be very concerned about what the "quid pro quo" would be for highly sophisticated Russian weaponry in Iranian hands right now.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, IRAN, ISRAEL, MEDITERRANEAN, MIDDLE EAST, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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ActBlue, the Democrats’ online fundraising platform, announced on Sunday that small-dollar donors had donated nearly $50 million in just several hours after Vice President Kamala Harris launched her presidential campaign.
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
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A top American Federation of Government Employees official made life miserable for his employees while leading an office dedicated to ensuring that federal employees are not mistreated, an investigation found.
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
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Joe Biden dropped from the 2024 presidential race on Sunday in a post on ‘X’ formerly known as Twitter.

The Biden White House staff later stated that they learned about the announcement only a minute after it was posted on X.

What is also odd is that the announcement was not written on official letterhead.

Internet have pointed out that the signature on the document does not appear to match Joe Biden’s usual signature.

Tags: WHITE HOUSE
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. challenged the Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Sunday to take a beat and refrain from simply “anointing” Vice President Kamala Harris as the new 2024 presidential candidate.
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
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A pro-Trump super PAC just released an advertisement addressing President Joe Biden’s decision to drop out of the race, blasting presumptive nominee and current Vice President Kamala Harris for her covering up “Joe’s obvious mental decline.”
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
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White House and campaign aides to President Joe Biden reportedly found out he was ending his re-election bid on the social media platform X.
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
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Republican Vice Presidential nominee JD Vance responded on Sunday to the news that President Joe Biden was exiting the 2024 presidential race by tying current Vice President Kamala Harris to Biden’s policy failures.
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
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Conservatives and social media users slammed President Joe Biden for opting to announce the end of his campaign on Sunday through a letter posted on social media instead of a live televised statement.
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
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Vice President Kamala Harris said in a statement on Sunday that she accepts President Joe Biden’s endorsement for her to be the Democrat Party’s presidential nominee after he announced that he was ending his campaign.
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
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Former President Barack Obama did not endorse Vice President Kamala Harris on Sunday to be the Democrat Party’s presidential nominee after President Joe Biden announced that he was ending his reelection campaign.
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
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Top Republicans have started to push President Joe Biden to resign from office immediately after he announced on Sunday that he was ending his reelection campaign.
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
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Job postings are down Double digits 12.4 % year over year to lowest level since April 2021 . Throw out the 50 % below comparison as that was largely states reopening from Pandemic lockdown . The 11.7 above pre pandemic is absolutely anemic job creation and even that is mostly government and struggling families forced to take on two jobs to survive with Bidenflation.
Tags: ECONOMY
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Hundreds of migrants from around a dozen countries left from Mexico’s southern border on foot Sunday, as they attempt to make it to the U.S. border.

Some of the members of the group said they hoped to make it to the U.S. border before elections are held in November, because they fear that if Donald Trump wins, he will follow through on a promise to close the border to asylum-seekers.

“We are running the risk that permits (to cross the border) might be blocked,” said Miguel Salazar, a migrant from El Salvador. He feared that a new Trump administration might stop granting appointments to migrants through CBP One, an app used by asylum-seekers to enter the U.S. legally — by getting appointments at U.S. border posts, where they make their cases to officials.

Tags: IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM, WHITE HOUSE
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The Democratic establishment is largely rallying behind Vice President Kamala Harris as their new favorite to take on Donald Trump in November, and that includes the gun control lobby. Most of the major gun control groups have already come out and endorsed Harris as Biden’s replacement atop the Democrat ticket… with one notable exception.
Tags: RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS
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Embattled U.S. Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle is expected to tell Congress on Monday that her agency failed to keep former President Donald Trump safe.
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
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Former President Barack Obama did not endorse Vice President Kamala Harris on Sunday to be the Democrat Party’s presidential nominee after President Joe Biden announced that he was ending his reelection campaign.
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
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Former President Donald Trump said on Sunday that the Republican Party deserved to be “reimbursed for fraud” after the Democratic Party and media surrogates forced them to spend millions campaigning against President Joe Biden despite knowing full well that he could not make it through another four years in office.
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
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