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Trump Says He’s The Perfect Person To Negotiate A Peace Deal Between Russia And Ukraine

Disgraced, one-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump is now proposing that he head a U.S. delegation to negotiate a peace deal between Russia and Ukraine.

A day after reports that explosions had damaged and disabled the Russian Nordstream pipelines in what European leaders are calling sabotage, the failed ex-president went on his failing Truth Social site and posted this message:

U.S. “Leadership” should remain “cool, calm, and dry” on the SABOTAGE of the Nord Stream Pipelines. This is a big event that should not entail a big solution, at least not yet. The Russia/Ukraine catastrophe should NEVER have happened, and would definitely not have happened if I were President. Do not make matters worse with the pipeline blowup. Be strategic, be smart (brilliant!), get a negotiated deal done NOW. Both sides need and want it. The entire World is at stake. I will head up group???

Despite suspicions that Russia disabled the Nordstream pipelines, Fox News host Tucker Carlson said Tuesday evening on his show that he believes the Biden administration might be responsible, according to Mediaite:

Recent explosions that reportedly disabled the pipeline did not earn much coverage in the United States until Carlson opened his top-rated show covering it and pointing the finger at the Biden administration for what he suggested was a climate catastrophe.  Given Carlson’s documented proclivity for supporting Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Trump’s doing the same, it might be wise to keep powder dry on laying blame on anyone at this point, but it is definitely a story to continue to track.

By all means, let’s send a man who repeatedly kowtows to Putin on every issue to sell out our Ukrainian allies. What could possibly go wrong, other than Trump helping to craft a “deal” that would result in Ukraine having to give up 90% of its territory to the mass murdering megalomaniac who may have dirt on the former president?

Here’s some of the reaction on social media to Trump’s ludicrous offer to help:

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GOP ‘Commitment To America’ Ad Contains Video Footage Shot In Russia

The Republican Party might just as well change their name to the Russian Party, because once again they’re using something they imported from Moscow.

According to HuffPost, an ad for the GOP’s “Commitment to America” plan looks more like a commitment to Vladimir Putin, filled with stock video footage shot in both Russia and Ukraine.

The GOP’s video, “The Preamble to the Commitment to America,” opens with a narrator highlighting aspects of what it means to be an American.

“We celebrate the rich heritage of the American story and the vibrancy of the American Dream,” the voice says, over footage of a drilling rig at sunrise.

But this video snippet, an apparent nod to America’s natural resources, wasn’t filmed in America. It’s stock footage created by Serg Grbanoff, a filmmaker based in Russia.

There’s also a scene showing a little boy running in a field with a toy airplane in his hand. The words “Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” are shown on the screen, an obvious reference to the Declaration of Independence, but the little boy likely wouldn’t have any idea what’s in that document because American history probably isn’t taught in Russian classrooms:

This clip was also created by Grbanoff, and also filmed in the Volgograd region. Here’s a screenshot of the image in the GOP’s video versus an original shot on Shutterstock’s website:

You might think the GOP would come clean and admit they screwed up, but instead, they tried to blame the messenger, with a spokesperson for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) complaining:

“Interesting how you guys aren’t remotely interested on the issues facing the American people in the video.”

Also interesting how the GOP since Trump took over can’t manage to do anything without bowing a knee to their real home back in the frozen tundra of Mother Russia.

If it walks like a traitor, talks like a traitor, and makes ads like one, it’s a traitor.

 

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WATCH: Journalist Tells Fox Host Many Of The Documents Trump Had Would’ve Benefitted Putin

A noted journalist who has written extensively on the CIA, FBI, and Secret Service laid some uncomfortable truth on Fox News host Jesse Watters during an appearance on his show Thursday evening.

Ronald Kessler, author of the book, The Secrets of the FBI, explained to Watters what was probably in the classified documents failed former president Donald Trump took to Mar-a-Lago when he left the White House, explained:

“The level of classification that we’re talking about here for these documents, beyond top secret beyond sensitive compartmented, that could very well include the plans for counterstriking against Russia in the event of a nuclear attack.

“That’s something that’s part of the football program where the president chooses options from these documents on how to respond. He has to respond within 20 minutes to prevent the annihilation of the United States. And that’s one item that could be in these documents.”

Kessler added that the documents could also be about CIA “penetrations” of foreign nations, especially ones that have an adversarial relationship with the United States:

“Another is our penetrations by the CIA of foreign embassies, of foreign leaders like Putin, as well as recruitment of foreign spies overseas. So, we’re talking about incredibly valuable secrets that the Russians would have been after. The Russians would have been trying to penetrate the day and night and very possibly did recruit spies to obtain these documents.”

Rather than let Kessler continue, Watters interrupted him so he could defend Trump:

“So you’re saying that they could be there? We have no idea if they’re there or not and will never know and at this point based upon all of your reporting and the report we just did at the top you can’t trust these guys because they lie and they plant evidence for a living.”

As usual, Fox doesn’t want the actual truth about what Trump may have done. It gets in the way of their attempt to portray the disgraced ex-president as some sort of saint or savior. But a traitor is a traitor, and if it’s proven that Trump gave or sold top-secret materials to other countries, he deserves the harshest possible penalty.

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Jeanine Pirro Revels In Brittney Griner’s Prison Sentence: She Won’t  Hear The National Anthem ‘For The Next Nine Years’

It probably shouldn’t surprise anyone that a Fox News employee would be reveling in the fact that WNBA star Brittney Griner was sentenced to 9 years in a Russian prison this week for the “crime” of having a couple of cannabis vape cartridges in her luggage. Those cartridges, it should be noted, had been prescribed by a medical doctor to help Griner alleviate pain from playing basketball.

But Fox host Jeanine Pirro went way over the line with her comments on the sentence, with Media Matters reporting:

“Let’s talk about Brittney Griner. I’m tired of everyone saying she’s a hostage and she’s a political prisoner and all this stuff. She’s been going to Russia since 2014, right? Playing basketball there, making a million dollars or whatever she makes. And she knows what the laws are in Russia. She’s got a vape with cannabis and hashish oil in the vape. She doesn’t deny that it’s hers, she doesn’t deny that she packed it, she just says, I was in a rush.”

As you’d expect, Pirro was just getting warmed up, and she was far from finished doing her verbal dance all over an American citizen’s misfortune:

C”Was the sentence extremely long, overbearing? Absolutely, okay? But she committed a crime. The fact that it’s not a crime in this country — although I don’t know about the hashish oil — doesn’t mean Russia has to abide by our laws. So let’s get all of this straight. She goes to their country, she knows their laws, she knows their culture. And she never said that she was wrongfully interrogated or that somebody planted it on her or that she didn’t put it in there. She said, I was in a rush, I didn’t mean to break the law. Well, hell, most people don’t intend to break the law, except for when they get caught.”

Co-host Sandra Smith asked Pirro:

“So what are you saying? They shouldn’t have this law?”

That led the heartless Pirro to respond:

“No, what I’m saying is, let’s just take off the table the woman who hates the national anthem, who probably is not going to hear it for the next nine years if she’s over there. And that’s something else that tees the hell out of me. You know, you don’t want to hear it, you don’t even want to come out of the locker room? Forget you’re going to take a knee.”

Yeah, thanks a lot, Jeanine. Isn’t it about time for you to grab an extra large box of wine?

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Trump Sides With Putin Again – Says WNBA Star Brittney Griner Was ‘Loaded Up With Drugs’ 

Proving yet again that he will always take the side of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his tyrannical government over American citizens, disgraced former president Donald Trump attacked WNBA star Brittney Griner as “spoiled” and said she deserved to stay in Russian custody as long as Putin thinks she should.

During an appearance on the Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show, the failed, one-term ex-president said the Biden administration shouldn’t agree to trade convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout for Griner and former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan:

Griner “knew you don’t go in there loaded up with drugs, and she admitted it.

“I assume she admitted it without too much force because it is what it is, and it certainly doesn’t seem like a very good trade, does it? Bout is “absolutely one of the worst in the world, and he’s gonna be given his freedom because a potentially spoiled person goes into Russia loaded up with drugs.”

Actually, as HuffPost notes, Griner had an incredibly small amount of medical cannabis in her belongings:

In fact she had .7 grams (.024 ounces) of cannabis oil, which is legal in her home state of Arizona and in many other states in America. Russian media, which reported the amount, said officials considered it “significant.”

Griner, who said she had a doctor’s note for the cannabis oil, explained in a Russian court when she pleaded guilty early this month that she had forgotten that it was in her bag and brought it into the country inadvertently.

The athlete was arrested as Russian officials were railing against Western sanctions for its invasion of Ukraine. Griner faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted of transporting drugs.

Trump added:

“Now we’re supposed to get her out — and she makes, you know, a lot of money. We’re supposed to get her out for an absolute killer and one of the biggest arms dealers in the world. Killed many Americans. Killed many people, and he’s going to get a free card.”

Many who heard Trump’s comments speculated that he doesn’t want to help Griner because she’s black, gay, and female.