Category: Foreign Policy

Ukraine’s former top prosecutor sworn he was fired over his refusal to drop Biden probe

In a newly published sworn affidavit, obtained by The Hill, Shokin said he was told the reason he was forced out in March 2016: Biden wasn’t pleased with the investigations into Burisma, an energy company for which Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, served on the board.

Shokin said he tendered his resignation at the request of President Petro Poroshenko, who “asked me to resign due to pressure from the U.S. presidential administration, in particular from Joe Biden.”

Mitt Romney advisor sits on Burisma board of directors

Mitt Romney’s national security advisor in his 2012 campaign — a career CIA spook who rose to its top levels — sits on the board of directors of Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company that formerly paid Hunter Biden $50k a month despite his complete lack of credentials or qualifications.

Democrat senators wrote to Ukraine in May 2018, demanding they investigate Trump

Democrats wrote to the Ukrainian government in May 2018 urging it to continue investigations into President Donald Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia in the 2016 presidential campaign — collusion later found not to exist.

When it comes to China, Sleepy Joe Biden is snoozing

China’s espionage, theft of trade secrets and forced technology transfer amount to the greatest illegitimate transfer of wealth in human history. China spends its newfound wealth on military and influence operations that undermine the U.S.

The worst part is our elected officials let this happen – and Joe Biden was key among them.

CNN admits tariffs work: China’s economy is getting worse. That makes a trade deal more likely

China’s economic slowdown keeps getting worse. That could give the country incentive to repair its trading relationship with the United States and take more steps to stimulate its economy.

Trump admin won’t give temporary protected status to Bahamians who fled Dorian

The U.S. will not grant temporary protected status to people from the Bahamas displaced by Hurricane Dorian, an administration official told NBC News.

The status would allow Bahamians to work and live in the U.S. until it is deemed safe to return home. The same status is currently granted to over 300,000 people living in the U.S. from 10 countries, including the victims of Haiti’s 2010 earthquake.

9th Circuit Judge hands Trump a significant win; reverses previous day’s overreach by activist judge

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, based in San Francisco has 29 seats. Seven of those are filled by Trump appointees bringing the total of GOP appointed judges to thirteen. It appears that the Trump administration’s efforts to appoint conservative judges is starting to have some effect.

Calls to label Mexican cartels as terror groups as they grow stronger, more violent

The homicide rate in Mexico is rising at record-setting pace this year, with more than 30,000 murders in the first seven months.
It’s on target to hit almost 51,500 deaths by year’s end—about 1,000 more than in 2018 and 6,000 more than in 2017. That’s not accounting for the huge number of disappearances.

Cartel wars are causing bloodshed at the border, as well as in large port areas and major drug production areas.

Tom Cotton: The US should buy Greenland to fend off China

The United States should purchase Greenland from Denmark because China “understands not only Greenland’s geographic importance but also its economic potential,” Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said Monday.

“Greenland is rich in a wide array of mineral deposits, including rare-earth minerals, resources critical to our high-tech and defense industries,” Cotton said in an op-ed in The New York Times.