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Trump’s YouTube Videos: PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Nov. 12, 2017
 

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On this edition for Sunday, Nov. 12, President Trump arrives in the Philippines, his last stop on a five-nation Asia tour. Also, researchers in Hawaii, already a state leader in renewable energy, are using ocean waves to make electricity. Megan Thompson anchors from New York.

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Trump’s YouTube Videos: Trump travels to Vietnam and shakes hands with Putin
 

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The president says Putin said he “absolutely did not meddle” in the US election in 2016.

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Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin chatted and stood side by side for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit’s official photo. The US and Russian presidents had already had an exchange at the start of a leaders’ meeting at the summit in Da Nang, Vietnam. As the talks were going on, Putin and Trump issued a joint statement on Syria, agreeing to continue joint efforts on fighting Islamic State until it is defeated. The two leaders also confirmed their commitment to Syria’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity and called on all parties to the Syrian conflict to take an active part in the Geneva political process. The statement on Syria was coordinated by the Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, and US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson
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Trump Investigations Report: 9:46 AM 11/16/2017 M.N.: It looks like a first phase of the warming up Information War: drawing up the boundaries, the borders, the division lines: Russian legislators pass law targeting international media as foreign agents
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M.N.: It looks like a first phase of the “warming up” Information War: drawing up the boundaries, the borders, the division lines: Russian legislators pass law targeting international media as foreign agents  Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks Russian legislators pass law targeting international media as foreign agents Balance of Power: Russian Election Meddling Fears Invade Europe Russian Intelligence services … Continue reading“9:46 AM 11/16/2017 – M.N.: It looks like a first phase of the “warming up” Information War: drawing up the boundaries, the borders, the division lines: Russian legislators pass law targeting international media as foreign agents “Trump Investigations Report
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The economist and and author of Globalisation and its Discontents talks to the Guardian’s Larry Elliott about why he considers Donald Trump unfit to be US president. He says stagnant incomes, the opioid crisis and falling life expectancies all pointed towards a political problem in the US but no one imagined it leading to a Trump presidencyContinue reading… Donald Trump | The Guardian

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The Nobel prize-winning economist on the threat from the US president, fairer globalisation and whether Bernie Sanders would have wonHarry Truman once demanded to be given one-handed economists because he became so frustrated with his advisers meeting every demand for answers with on the one hand, on the other hand.Truman would have liked Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel prize-winning economist who worked for a later Democratic president, Bill Clinton, and who does not mince words when talking about the current incumbent of the White House, Donald Trump.

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A couple of things are most disturbing the attack on the press and the attack on the foundations of knowledge

We saved the banks, we saved the bankers and we saved the shareholders; we didnt do much for homeowners

We are dealing with countries all over the world … Trumps word is not good

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Piece by piece, we continue to learn about Russias assault on the 2016 election: cyberattacks on voting systems in 39 states; troll farms that pushed divisive political messages to millions of viewers on social media; and likely involvement in the leaking of information to influence the outcome of the election, potentially including the information shared directly with Donald Trump Jr. by WikiLeaks. Just this week, weve learned that the FBI is now looking into dozens of money transfers sent by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to its embassies across the globe, totaling more than $380,000 and bearing the subject line to finance election campaign of 2016.

We dont know for what purpose the funds were spent innocent or otherwise. Indeed, there is a chance this money went toward administering Russia’s 2016 parliamentary elections. But while we await the outcome of the investigation, we should be taking a hard look at all of the avenues of Russian influence in our democracy. One avenue that has gone relatively unexplored is the money flowing directly to candidates, including the President.

Which brings us to a troubling question: is Russian money helping to pay for the legal defense of the President and his family against allegations they colluded with Russia?

According to filings with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) the Republican National Committee (RNC) has paid over $400,000 in personal legal fees for Donald Trump and Donald Trump Jr. in connection with the investigations into the Trump campaigns collusion with Russia in the 2016 election. At least $12,000 of those funds came from a Ukrainian-born billionaire with ties to Vladimir Putin.

How did this happen?

Lets start with the Russian connection. It was first reported in September that three Americans with substantial Russian business ties contributed almost $2 million to the RNC. Unless these donations were directed by a foreigner, they are not illegal. But we know, for starters, that all three men are connected to Viktor Vekselberg one of the richest men in Russia and a close associate of President Putin. In fact one man, Andrew Intrater, is Vekselbergs cousin and CEO of  the American subsidiary of Vekselbergs  firm. Furthering suspicion, two of the three men do not have a significant history of donating to prior campaigns. The three men declined to comment to ABC News or could not be reached. Special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly now investigating their 2016 contributions.

Two pieces of context should deepen our suspicion. The first is that in Putins Russia, business, politics, and the security establishment are inextricably linked. In 2003, Vladimir Putin sent a message to his countrys oligarchs with the televised trial of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, then Russias richest man, who was placed in a cage for the broadcast. Since then, any major business deals in Russia essentially require the approval of the Kremlin. Secondly, this type of conduct fits into a broader pattern of Russian interference with other countries domestic politics. Russia has even offered legal assistance to political allies before; last year Lukoil, the Russian oil giant, paid the fines for a Russian-connected advisor to the President of the Czech Republic, allowing him to retain his influence.

In addition to raising deep concerns about Russian interference, this development should also raise alarms about the state of our campaign finance system. Americans are deeply concerned that anyoneRussian or otherwisecould funnel millions of dollars into the political system. Here, for the first time in recent history, we are seeing a major portion of six and seven-figure contributions to a political party being funneled toward the personal legal expenses of the President and his family.

The money that the RNC has used to pay Trumps legal fees came from a special account permitted by a change to the law in 2014. That change allowed political parties to raise money into three separate accounts, each with their own contribution limit, including an account for election recounts and contests and other legal proceedings. As a result, a single donor in the 2016 election could give up to $2.5 million to the state and national committees of one partyabout 35 times higher than what they could give in 2014.

Although it is unlikely that the Russia defense is the kind of legal proceeding envisioned by Congress, the RNC has decided to interpret the language broadly enough to include not only the President, but his son. Thanks to a dysfunctional FEC, theres little chance that such uses will be restricted or penalized.

As the next election cycle approaches, Congress should be taking steps to prevent meddling in our campaigns, and to close the gaping loopholes in our campaign finance system. That includes eliminating multi-million-dollar contribution limits that provide avenues for wealthy donors, foreign and domestic, to ingratiate themselves to political leaders. It also includes taking specific steps like preventing corporations from being used as conduits for foreign moneya proposal advanced in the latest iteration of the DISCLOSE Act. Finally, it demands renewed enforcement by the chronically lax FEC, to ensure that the money flowing through our campaigns is not coming from foreign sources.

The authors of this article come from two very different backgroundsone focuses on the rules of our political system, and the other focuses on foreign policy. This story concerns us both because of what it reveals about our democracy, and because of the threat it poses to our self-governance. The United States should be run by and for the American peoplenot the wealthiest few, and certainly not our foreign adversaries.

Alex Tausanovitch is the associate director of Democracy and Government Reform at American Progress. James Lamond is Manager of the Moscow Project at American Progress.

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Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Heres todays news.

TRUMP ASIA TRIP

America is back, Trump said yesterday following his 12-day tour of Asia, claiming that the days of the U.S. being taken advantage of are over and saying that his efforts to drum up support for putting pressure on North Korea were successful. Sabrina Siddiqui and Julian Borger report at the Guardian.

Americas renewed confidence and standing in the world has never been stronger than it is right now, Trump claimed yesterday, providing a positive assessment of his Asia trip and referred to his previous trip to Saudi Arabia, his tough talk with N.A.T.O. allies, and lauded his close personal relationships with leaders across the world. Michael D. Shear reports at the New York Times.

Trump blamed the naïve thinking and misguided judgment of previous administrations for neglecting a wide-range of issues in Asia, from the North Korean threat to trade relationships. Jordan Fabian reports at the Hill.

China and Japan have seemingly warmed their relations at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (A.S.E.A.N.) summit at the weekend, apparently moving closer over concerns about the U.S.s role in Southeast Asia. Motoko Rich and Jane Perlez explain at the New York Times, providing an overview of the relationship and referring to Trumps recent trip to Asia.

The two U.C.L.A. basketball players who were detained in China thanked Trump for intervening in their case and helping to bring them back to the U.S., Max Greenwood reports at the Hill.

Despite Trumps comments, the White House seemingly did not achieve any major diplomatic wins during the Asia trip, Cristiano Lima explains at POLITICO.

NORTH KOREA

China reiterated its support for a freeze-for-freeze deal to de-escalate tensions on the Korean Peninsula today, contradicting Trump, who said yesterday that the Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed with him that we would not accept a so-called freeze-for-freeze agreement which calls for a suspension of North Koreas nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles tests in return for the U.S. and South Korea suspending their annual joint military exercises. Simon Denyer reports at the Washington Post.

It is unlikely that the visit by a Chinese special envoy to North Korea tomorrow would lead to a breakthrough in the crisis on the Peninsula, observers have warned, saying that the focus of the meetings would likely be on improving relations between the two countries rather than on the nuclear weapons program. Ben Westcott reports at CNN.

Singapore has suspended trade relations with North Korea according to a customs notice obtained today, demonstrating the increasing international efforts to isolate the Pyongyang regime. Reutersreports.

Japan has been considering plans to deal with a sudden influx of North Korean evacuees should a crisis break out on the Peninsula, a Japanese newspaper reported today, Reuters reports.

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FOREIGN POLICY

Top lawmakers have expressed concern about Secretary of State Rex Tillersons management of the State Department, with Senators from both parties saying that Tillersons reorganization may impact the ability to fulfil the U.S.s foreign policy aims. Robbie Gramer reports at Foreign Policy.

The C.I.A. Director Mike Pompeo has emerged as the favorite to replace Tillerson as Secretary of State, Pompeo and Trump have a warm relationship and are more in tune with each others foreign policy concerns. Eliana Johnson and Annie Karni report at POLITICO.

TRUMP-RUSSIA

The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee Dianne Feinstein (Calif.) has requested documents relating to Trumps son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner and his potential involvement in the firing of former F.B.I. Director James Comey and former national security adviser Michael Flynn, Feinstein made the request in a letter yesterday ahead of the committees questioning of Kushner. Jordain Carney reports at the Hill.

The former British Intelligence officer Christopher Steele said that he believes 70% to 90% of the contents of the dossier connecting the Trump campaign and Russia is accurate, according to a quote from Steele in an upcoming book. Steele was commissioned by the opposition research firm Fusion G.P.S. to compile the controversial dossier, Julian Borger reports at the Guardian.

Special counsel Robert Mueller may have flipped the Turkey-based businessman Reza Zarrab in his investigation into Flynn, Zarrab is set to face trial for his alleged role in gold-for-gas deals between Turkey and Iran but speculation that he has cooperated with federal prosecutors has arisen following Zarrabs secret removal from a federal prison earlier month and it is unclear where he is currently being held. Earlier this year, Flynn disclosed that he had been a paid agent of Turkey once he had resigned as Trumps national security adviser due to his interactions with Russia. Katie Zavadski reports at The Daily Beast.

The State Department under former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were aware of the Russian propaganda and disinformation campaign, which started with the Russian annexation of the Crimea in 2014, however the State Department was unable to deal with the scale of the Russian efforts. Rick Stengel, the former under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, explains at POLITICO Magazine.

CYBERSECURITY, PRIVACY AND TECHNOLOGY

Russia is seeking to undermine the international system. That much is clear, the head of the U.K. governments National Cyber Security Center Ciaran Martin said yesterday, saying that the agency has responded to over 600 significant incidents in the last year, and making the comments after the British Prime Minister Theresa May singled out Russia as a threat to western democracies. Jenny Gross and Wiktor Szary report at the Wall Street Journal.

The rules on disclosing cybersecurity flaws were publicly released by the White House yesterday, the publication comes following years of criticism of a lack of transparency over the federal agencies assessment of the balance between disclosure and retention. Ellen Nakashima reports at the Washington Post.

LEBANON

The French President Emmanuel Macron extended an invitation to the Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri and his family yesterday amid concerns that Hariri has been held in Saudi Arabia against his will following his unexpected resignation from the Saudi capital of Riyadh on Nov. 4 via a televised announcement, Alissa J. Rubin and Anne Barnard report at the New York Times, explaining that the invitation has raised further questions over Hariris status and the possibility that he could be being eased out to exile in France.

Macron invited Hariri a day after meeting with the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia have denied holding Hariri against his will or coercing him into resigning as Prime Minister. In his resignation speech, Hariri cited threats to his life and the role of Iran and Hezbollah in Lebanon and the region as the reason for his decision, the BBC reports.

Hariri has accepted Macrons invitation, the AP reports.

The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet with the Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil tomorrow, the Russian Foreign Ministry said today, Reuters reporting.

Frances attempts to solve the crisis caused by Hariris resignation carries risks as France has not yet received assurances from Riyadh about Hariris freedom of movement and speech, analysts have said. Jillian Kestler-DAmours explains at Al Jazeera.

SYRIA

Turkey, Russia and Iran are scheduled to hold a summit on Nov. 22 to discuss developments in Syria in the Russian coastal city of Sochi, Reuters reports.

The Syrian army and Russian jets have stepped up their air strikes and shelling of the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region near the capital of Damascus, residents and a war monitor said yesterday, the increased military power coming after Free Syrian Army rebels launched an attack on an army complex in northeastern Damascus on Tuesday. Suleiman Al-Khalidi reports at Reuters.

The Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu today accused the Syrian Kurdish Y.P.G. militia of being more concerned with capturing territory than combating the Islamic State group, Reuters reports.

U.S.-led airstrikes continue. U.S. and coalition forces carried out 10 airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria on November 12. Separately, partner forces conducted one strike against targets in Iraq. [Central Command]

RUSSIA

The likely targets of a Russian bill targeting international media organizations include Voice of America, Radio Free Europe and CNN, the Russian parliaments lower house yesterday voted overwhelmingly in favor of legislation allowing authorities to designate foreign media as a foreign agent and the move was in retaliation to the U.S. Justice Departments requirement that the Russian state-funded R.T. television channel register as a foreign agent. Andrew Roth reports at the Washington Post.

Russia restructured more than £3bn it is owed by Venezuela yesterday, throwing the Venezuelan government a lifeline amid a crisis that President Nicolás Maduro has blamed on U.S. sanctions. James Marson and Kejal Vyas report at the Wall Street Journal.

MYANMAR

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called for an independent investigation into the reports of widespread atrocities committed by Myanmars security forces in a press conference with the Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday, adding that the U.S. government was still assessing whether the violence against the minority Rohingya Muslims in the Rakhine state amounted to ethnic cleansing. Niharika Mandhana reports at the Wall Street Journal.

The New York-based rights group Human Rights Watch accused Myanmar security forces of widespread sexual violence and rape of women and girls in the Rakhine state in a report published today. Reuters reports.

SOUTH CHINA SEA

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (A.S.E.A.N.) avoided referring to Chinas creation of artificial islands in the South China Sea in a statement delivered by the Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on behalf of his fellow heads of state yesterday, the omission reflecting Chinas influence on A.S.E.A.N. and the region. Jim Gomez reports at the AP.

China and the Philippines have agreed to avoid violence in the dispute over the South China Sea in a joint statement carried by Chinas Xinhua news agency today which reaffirmed the importance of peace and engaging in dialogue. Reuters reports.

SAUDI ARABIA

Saudi Arabias blockade of Yemens ports is an attempt to try and starve Yemen into submission, the kingdom must realize that the world is finally taking notice of its actions in the Yemen civil war and Congress and the U.N. must keep pressing all parties for a political solution. The New York Times editorial board writes, referring to the blockade that began on Nov. 5 in response to a ballistic missile that was fired by the Iran-backed Houthi rebels at the Saudi capital of Riyadh.

The Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salmans efforts to reform the kingdom are necessary but also impossible, Kamel Daoud writes at the New York Times, charting the rise of the Wahhabi ideology, Saudi Arabias relationship with the ideology, and offers an analysis of the Crown Princes actions and the impact of his proposed reforms on Islamists outside the kingdom.

URANIUM ONE DEAL

Republican congressional investigators began their efforts to secure information about an Obama-era nuclear deal with Russia yesterday, writing letters to the F.B.I., Justice Department, Treasury Department and intelligence agencies. John Solomon reports at the Hill.

It would send a signal that were going to be like some dictatorship if the President directs the Justice Department to investigate the uranium deal, the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said yesterday, adding that she would not be concerned if a special counsel were appointed or if she faced indictments because I know theres no basis to it. Brent D. Griffiths reports at POLITICO.

OTHER DEVELOPMENTS

House Democrats introduced five articles of impeachment against President Trump yesterday, however the representatives have acknowledged that the efforts would not be successful while Republicans control both houses of Congress. Maegan Vazquez reports at CNN.

The Justice Department aims to release a report into the alleged misconduct by then-F.B.I. Director James Comey in late winter or early spring, the Justice Department Inspector General said yesterday, the review includes an investigation of Comeys actions during the presidential campaign, leaks by the F.B.I. and the investigation into Hillary Clintons private email use. Josh Gerstein reports at POLITICO.

The F.B.I. Deputy Director Andrew McCabe gave the investigation into Hillary Clintons email use a special status, documents released yesterday reveal, however F.B.I. officials refused to answer what was meant by this status. John Solomon reports at the Hill.

Live updates of the Zimbabwean military takeover and the ousting of President Robert Mugabe are provided at the BBC.

The self-styled Libyan National Army launched air strikes against Islamic State militants in their stronghold of Sirte yesterday, a commander with the force said yesterday, Reuters reporting.

The House Foreign Affairs Committee advanced legislation that would reduce U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority unless it stops making payments that, lawmakers described, reward violent crimes. Reuters reports.

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November 16, 2017 – WashingtonJudiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on Wednesday sent four letters requesting information related to the Russia investigation. Additional requests are expected to be sent in the coming Dianne …
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Mueller Has Enough Evidence to Bring Charges in Flynn Investigation
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Michael T. Flynn, who was fired after just 24 days on the job, was one of the first Trump associates to come under scrutiny in the federal probe now led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into possible collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign 
An indictment of Flynn could seal Mueller’s obstruction-of-justice case against TrumpBusiness Insider
Mueller Reportedly Has Enough Evidence to Arrest Michael Flynnand His SonVanity Fair
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Speculation grows around Flynn and Mueller probe
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s sprawling investigation has spawned a new guessing game in Washington centered on retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser. Despite what some experts say is almost-indisputable …
Mueller Probes Flynn’s Role in Alleged Plan to Deliver Cleric to TurkeyWall Street Journal
Ex-Trump aide Mike Flynn says Gulen kidnap allegations ‘false’BBC News
This Latest Michael Flynn Story Goes Way Beyond ‘Not Normal’Esquire.com
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