Crosstalk: June 3, 2019
Here’s a sample of what Jim presented on this week’s edition of the ‘Round-Up’:
–President Trump blasted Robert Mueller as highly conflicted, claiming the special counsel would have brought charges against him in the Russia investigation if he had anything, but there were no charges to bring.
–President Trump announced new tariffs to go into effect on all Mexican imports beginning June 10th to pressure the country to do more to help crack down on the surge of migrants attempting to cross the U.S. southern border.
–Both Canada’s and Mexico’s executive branches have formally begun the process of asking their nation’s legislative bodies to ratify the USMCA trade treaty.
–El Paso sector border patrol agents apprehended a historic 1,036 migrants in a single group near El Paso on Wednesday morning.
–The privately funded section of border wall is back on again. Sunland Park, New Mexico, has rescinded their cease and desist order after two days of intense pressure from thousands of New Mexico residents and the group known as We Build the Wall.
–Two Jews were wounded, one in critical condition, in Ramadan stabbing attacks.
–Israeli lawmakers took an unprecedented step to dissolve the Knesset, throwing the nation into another election season just weeks after the national election.
–Jerusalem will host top security officials from the U.S., Israel and Russia in June to discuss regional security issues.
–Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has gifted him an official State Department map updated to incorporate the long disputed Golan Heights as part of Israel.
–A draft resolution set to be debated this weekend at the California Democratic Party State Convention obtained by Fox News, accuses the Israeli government of willfully aligning with the virulent Islamophobia of white supremacist groups in the U.S., and they link Israel directly to the October 2018 massacre of 11 congregants at a Pittsburgh synagogue.
–Anti-Semitic Democrat Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, who blames the current crisis in Venezuela on the U.S., wants a ‘Green New Deal’-style overhaul of U.S. foreign policy. She argues that she’s best suited to lead the charge for major foreign policy changes because she has the perspective of a foreigner.
–Conservatives, including President Trump, have long warned about improper leaks to the media from government officials, particularly from the Department of Justice. On Wednesday, the government’s watchdog released a scathing report confirming that a top FBI member passed sensitive details to journalists without approval.
–Under Common Core, U.S. student achievement has sunk.
–The governor of Nevada has vetoed a national popular vote bill.
–China is rapidly expanding its nuclear forces.
–A top Iranian leader issued a series of warnings telling world leaders it is on the brink of restarting a significant portion of its most contested nuclear work.
–The United Arab Emirates and the United States have agreed to a new defense cooperative deal during National Security Advisor John Bolton’s visit to the Middle East nation.
–It’s day 26 of Ramadan. There have been 140 attacks. 686 people killed.
–A New Jersey school district was told to stop a promotional campaign for Islam.
–Somerset County, New Jersey, law enforcement officials announced the arrest of four individuals/transsexuals arrested for child porn.
–It’ll be Pride Night during the Milwaukee Brewers baseball game Wednesday, June 5th.
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