2020-01-17: News Headlines

Al Neal (2020-01-17). A Trump impeachment trial primer—How it will proceed (or not). peoplesworld.org The seven prosecutors—Democratic House members who will serve as impeachment managers—have been selected, and all of them are experienced litigators to one degree or another. U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has taken the oath as trial adjudicator, and all 100 U.S. Senators have been sworn in as jurors for the impeachment trial of …

CounterSpin (2020-01-17). Chip Gibbons on FBI vs. 1st Amendment. fair.org Media…

RT (2020-01-17). Pompeo to join Libya conference in Berlin, Greece threatens to veto any solution after Tripoli-Ankara deal. rt.com US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will take part in this weekend's Libya peace conference in Germany and voice support for truce efforts, the State Department has said. | Pompeo will call for the withdrawal of all foreign forces from the war-ravaged nation, and a resumption of the UN-backed peace process, AFP quoted a US official as saying on Thursday. | On Thursday, Commander of eastern Libyan forces Khalifa Haftar paid a surprise visit to Athens, which is angered that it was not invited to Berlin and is engaged in a dispute with Turkey over energy claims involving Libya. | PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis vowed on Thu…

RT (2020-01-17). DOJ investigating Comey over role in classified leaks during Clinton email drama — report. rt.com The US Department of Justice has opened a probe into whether former FBI Director James Comey leaked details about classified intelligence to reporters covering the Hillary Clinton email server scandal. | Led by federal prosecutors, the inquiry is focused on two 2017 news stories for which Comey is suspected to have been a source, divulging the contents of a classified intelligence document, according to a Thursday New York Times report. | The pair of stories, published in the Times and the Washington Post in 2017, cited an alleged Russian intelligence document obtained by Dutch security services, which earlier…

Vyshakh T (2020-01-17). Julian Assange's battle for justice. peoplesdispatch.org Julian Assange's extradition hearing is scheduled to begin on February 25. We bring you a timeline of the major developments in the case since his arrest in April 2019.

Staff (2020-01-17). "They Must Conduct a Full and Fair Trial": Senators Sworn In for Historic Trump Impeachment Trial. democracynow.org For just the third time in history, the U.S. Senate has opened a trial to determine if a sitting president should be removed from office. The Senate trial comes a month after the House impeached President Trump for pressuring Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joe Biden. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who will preside over the impeachment trial in the Senate, later swore in senators who will serve as jurors when the trial officially begins on Tuesday. This comes as more information is coming to light about the actions of President Trump and his associates. On Thursday, the nonpartisan Governmen…

Staff (2020-01-17). Headlines for January 17, 2020. democracynow.org Senate Impeachment Trial Opens as Accountability Office Says Trump Broke Law by Withholding Aid, Pentagon Contradicts Trump and Says 11 U.S. Troops Injured in Iranian Strikes, Senate Votes to Approve USMCA, Report: Six Banks Reaped $18 Billion Last Year from Trump Tax Cuts, Guatemalan Protesters Demand Outgoing President Be Arrested for Corruption, Deported Immigrant Rights Leader Jean Montrevil Sues U.S. Government, FBI Arrests 3 Suspected Neo-Nazis Ahead of Pro-Gun Rally in Richmond, Virginia, Florida Supreme Court Upholds Law Limiting Voting Rights for People with Felony Convictions, Harvard Law Students Prote…

Staff (2020-01-17). As Senators Are Sworn In, Calls for a Full for Impeachment Trial Intensify. truthout.org For just the third time in history, the U.S. Senate has opened a trial to determine if a sitting president should be removed from office. The Senate trial comes a month after the House impeached President Trump for pressuring Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joe Biden. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who will preside over the impeachment trial in the Senate, later swore in senators who will serve as jurors when the trial officially begins on Tuesday. This comes as more inf…

Staff (2020-01-16). Report: Maryland's Governor Used Tax Dollars to Enrich Himself. therealnews.com Eric Cortellessa and Lisa Snowden discuss new allegations that Larry Hogan siphoned money from public transit projects to build highways that benefited his real estate companies.

Andrew Korybko (2020-01-16). Iran's 'Deep State' Struggle Will Intensify After the UIA-752 Cover-Up Was Exposed. globalresearch.ca There's little doubt that Iran's "deep state" struggle will intensify after a senior IRGC commander from the country's "principalist" faction took responsibility for his country accidentally shooting down UIA-752 and thus exposing the "reformist" government's previous efforts to cover up …

Kurt Nimmo (2020-01-16). Pompeo and the "Mafia Hit Strategy" globalresearch.ca The USG Mafia hit on Qassem Soleimani is part of a larger murder campaign, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. | For the former tank commander, murder—not simply double-tapping the target with a firearm, but blowing him into meaty …

Michele Goodwin (2020-01-16). Arkansas Legislators' Attack on Abortion is Unconstitutional. aclu.org The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled time and again that | reproductive privacy is "central to personal dignity and autonomy, [which] are | central to the liberty protected by" the Constitution. The Court has made | eminently clear that under the Constitution, the right of a pregnant person to | terminate a pregnancy prior to viability is a right so essential to our freedom | that our government cannot ban or impose an undue burden on its exercise. But | despite the long-standing clarity of this principle, reproductive health and rights | continue to come under blistering, unrelenting attack. | Nowhere is this cl…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2020-01-16). It's 2020 and Florida's Supreme Court Just Ruled in Favor of a Poll Tax. commondreams.org "Florida cannot violate the U.S. Constitution's protections. The right to vote cannot be contingent on the ability to pay." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/let_my_people_vote_0_0.png

RT (2020-01-15). Trump's ex-adviser Flynn moves to withdraw guilty plea in Mueller investigation — court papers. rt.com The former national security advisor to the US president, General Michael Flynn, has asked the court to withdraw his guilty plea, claiming Russiagate prosecutors forced him to lie and make statements they knew were untrue. | In a court filing on Tuesday, lawyers for Flynn argued that the prosecutors "concocted the alleged 'false statements'" the general was accused of making in relation to his company's violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). | "The prosecutors concocted the alleged 'false statements' by their own misrepresentations, deceit, and omissions." | The newly-released court papers st…

RT (2020-01-15). Pelosi announces impeachment managers, House votes to send articles to Senate for trial (VIDEO). rt.com House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has named the House Democrats who will serve as seven impeachment managers — or prosecutors outlining the case — in the Senate trial of President Donald Trump. | The case against Trump will be led by California Rep. Adam Schiff, who as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee led the initial impeachment inquiry against Trump. House Judiciary chair Rep. Jerry Nadler (NY) will act as Schiff's second in command. A long-time opponent of Trump, Nadler's committee drafted the articles of impeachment following Schiff's inquiry. | Democratic Representatives Zoe Lofgren (CA),…

Binoy Kampmark (2020-01-15). Short of Time: Julian Assange at the Westminster Magistrates Court. dissidentvoice.org LONDON — Another slot of judicial history, another notch to be added to the woeful record of legal proceedings being undertaken against Julian Assange. The ailing WikiLeaks founder was coping as well as he could, showing the resourcefulness of the desperate at his Monday hearing. At the Westminster Magistrates Court, Assange faced a 12-minute process, …

Rebecca Gordon (2020-01-15). Trump's Idea of a Conspiratorial Deep State Is… Just the Regular Government. thenation.com Trump's Idea of a Conspiratorial Deep State Is… Just the Regular Government…

RT (2020-01-14). Hear no evil, see no evil, print no evil? MSM warn journalists away from Burisma/Biden info after 'hack' report. rt.com The US political and media elite have warned any journalist who might think of publishing (or even looking at) material potentially hacked from Ukrainian gas firm Burisma that they're essentially handing 2020's election to Russia. | Burisma Holdings – the Ukrainian company where Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden's son Hunter served as a director – has been hacked, cybersecurity firm Area 1 announced on Tuesday. Area 1 has ties to both the NSA and Crowdstrike, the firm behind 2016's still-unproven "Russian hacking" allegations, and has…

Whitney Webb (2020-01-14). How an Israeli Spy-Linked Tech Firm Gained Access to the US Gov't's Most Classified Networks. mintpressnews.com Through its main investors, SoftBank and Lockheed Martin, Cybereason not only has ties to the Trump administration but has its software running on some of the U.S. government's most classified and secretive networks.

Aaron Maté (2020-01-12). Ex-US intel officer: Pompeo 'lying through his teeth' on Iran. thegrayzone.com The Trump administration is imposing new sanctions on Iran and defying Iraq's call for a US troop withdrawal. This comes…

Gareth Porter (2020-01-11). Pompeo's Gulf Of Tonkin Incident. dissidentvoice.org Like the crucial steps toward public acceptance preceding the U.S. invasions of Vietnam and Iraq, the assassination of Qassem Soleimani was aimed at building popular support for war on Iran. Not only the justification, but the assassination itself were part of a broader strategy to grease the skids into war. The Soleimani ploy has apparently …

Ryan Cristián (2020-01-11). Pompeo Admits No "Imminent Threat," Boeing Emails Reveal 737 Issues & 60 Afghans Killed By US Drone. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (1/10/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Ryan Cristián (2020-01-09). ROCKETS Fired At US In Iraq, US Contractor Was 'Counterintelligence' & US/Iran Gov Coordination? thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (1/8/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Lucas Koerner (2019-12-04). TIAR Countries Blacklist Top Venezuelan Officials as US Slaps New Sanctions. venezuelanalysis.com US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Venezuela of "hijacking" mass anti-neoliberal protests in "our own backyard."

Marjorie Cohn (2019-12-02). Civil Rights Are on the Chopping Block in New Supreme Court Term. zcomm.org Hello, A very small proportion of ZNet content is available only to Sustainers. You can become a sustainer for a small repeating donation – monthly or yearly via the links for Sustaining, or Donating, available on the top page of ZNet.

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Julian Assange's battle for justice
Vyshakh T | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-01-17
Julian Assange's extradition hearing is scheduled to begin on February 25. We bring you a timeline of the major developments in the case since his arrest in April 2019.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/01/17/julian-assanges-battle-for-justice/

Pompeo to join Libya conference in Berlin, Greece threatens to veto any solution after Tripoli-Ankara deal
rt.com | 2020-01-17
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will take part in this weekend's Libya peace conference in Germany and voice support for truce efforts, the State Department has said. | Pompeo will call for the withdrawal of all foreign forces from the war-ravaged nation, and a resumption of the UN-backed peace process, AFP quoted a US official as saying on Thursday. | On Thursday, Commander of eastern Libyan forces Khalifa Haftar paid a surprise visit to Athens, which is angered that it was not invited to Berlin and is engaged in a dispute with Turkey over energy claims involving Libya. | PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis vowed on Thu…
rt.com/newsline/478475-pompeo-libya-haftar-greece/

As Senators Are Sworn In, Calls for a Full for Impeachment Trial Intensify
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-17
For just the third time in history, the U.S. Senate has opened a trial to determine if a sitting president should be removed from office. The Senate trial comes a month after the House impeached President Trump for pressuring Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joe Biden. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who will preside over the impeachment trial in the Senate, later swore in senators who will serve as jurors when the trial officially begins on Tuesday. This comes as more inf…
truthout.org/video/as-senators-are-sworn-in-for-impeachment-trial-calls-for-a-full-trial-intensify/

A Trump impeachment trial primer–How it will proceed (or not)
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2020-01-17
The seven prosecutors–Democratic House members who will serve as impeachment managers–have been selected, and all of them are experienced litigators to one degree or another. U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has taken the oath as trial adjudicator, and all 100 U.S. Senators have been sworn in as jurors for the impeachment trial of …
peoplesworld.org/article/a-trump-impeachment-trial-primer-how-it-will-proceed-or-not/

"They Must Conduct a Full and Fair Trial": Senators Sworn In for Historic Trump Impeachment Trial
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-17
For just the third time in history, the U.S. Senate has opened a trial to determine if a sitting president should be removed from office. The Senate trial comes a month after the House impeached President Trump for pressuring Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joe Biden. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who will preside over the impeachment trial in the Senate, later swore in senators who will serve as jurors when the trial officially begins on Tuesday. This comes as more information is coming to light about the actions of President Trump and his associates. On Thursday, the nonpartisan Governmen…
www.democracynow.org/2020/1/17/impeachment_trial_senate_john_bonifaz

Iran's 'Deep State' Struggle Will Intensify After the UIA-752 Cover-Up Was Exposed
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-16
There's little doubt that Iran's "deep state" struggle will intensify after a senior IRGC commander from the country's "principalist" faction took responsibility for his country accidentally shooting down UIA-752 and thus exposing the "reformist" government's previous efforts to cover up …
globalresearch.ca/iran-deep-state-struggle-intensify-uia-752-cover-up-exposed/5700296

Report: Maryland's Governor Used Tax Dollars to Enrich Himself
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-01-16
Eric Cortellessa and Lisa Snowden discuss new allegations that Larry Hogan siphoned money from public transit projects to build highways that benefited his real estate companies.
therealnews.com/stories/maryland-govenor-hogan-tax-dollars-highway-real-estate

Pompeo and the "Mafia Hit Strategy"
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-16
The USG Mafia hit on Qassem Soleimani is part of a larger murder campaign, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. | For the former tank commander, murder–not simply double-tapping the target with a firearm, but blowing him into meaty …
globalresearch.ca/pompeo-mafia-hit-strategy/5700756

It's 2020 and Florida's Supreme Court Just Ruled in Favor of a Poll Tax
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-01-16
"Florida cannot violate the U.S. Constitution's protections. The right to vote cannot be contingent on the ability to pay." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/let_my_people_vote_0_0.png
commondreams.org/news/2020/01/16/its-2020-and-floridas-supreme-court-just-ruled-favor-poll-tax?cd-origin=rss

Arkansas Legislators' Attack on Abortion is Unconstitutional
Michele Goodwin | aclu.org | 2020-01-16
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled time and again that | reproductive privacy is "central to personal dignity and autonomy, [which] are | central to the liberty protected by" the Constitution. The Court has made | eminently clear that under the Constitution, the right of a pregnant person to | terminate a pregnancy prior to viability is a right so essential to our freedom | that our government cannot ban or impose an undue burden on its exercise. But | despite the long-standing clarity of this principle, reproductive health and rights | continue to come under blistering, unrelenting attack. | Nowhere is this cl…
aclu.org/news/reproductive-freedom/arkansas-legislators-attack-on-abortion-is-unconstitutional

Short of Time: Julian Assange at the Westminster Magistrates Court
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-01-15
LONDON

Trump's Idea of a Conspiratorial Deep State Is… Just the Regular Government
Rebecca Gordon | thenation.com | 2020-01-15
Trump's Idea of a Conspiratorial Deep State Is… Just the Regular Government…
thenation.com/article/trump-deep-state-2/

Pelosi announces impeachment managers, House votes to send articles to Senate for trial (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-01-15
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has named the House Democrats who will serve as seven impeachment managers

How an Israeli Spy-Linked Tech Firm Gained Access to the US Gov't's Most Classified Networks
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2020-01-14
Through its main investors, SoftBank and Lockheed Martin, Cybereason not only has ties to the Trump administration but has its software running on some of the U.S. government's most classified and secretive networks.
mintpressnews.com/cybereason-investors-offer-israeli-spy-classified-intelligence/264095/

Hear no evil, see no evil, print no evil? MSM warn journalists away from Burisma/Biden info after 'hack' report
rt.com | 2020-01-14
The US political and media elite have warned any journalist who might think of publishing (or even looking at) material potentially hacked from Ukrainian gas firm Burisma that they're essentially handing 2020's election to Russia. | Burisma Holdings – the Ukrainian company where Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden's son Hunter served as a director – has been hacked, cybersecurity firm Area 1 announced on Tuesday. Area 1 has ties to both the NSA and Crowdstrike, the firm behind 2016's still-unproven "Russian hacking" allegations, and has…
rt.com/usa/478271-establishment-warns-burisma-biden-russia/

Ex-US intel officer: Pompeo 'lying through his teeth' on Iran
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-12
The Trump administration is imposing new sanctions on Iran and defying Iraq's call for a US troop withdrawal. This comes…
thegrayzone.com/2020/01/12/ex-us-intel-officer-pompeo-lying-through-his-teeth-on-iran/

Ex-US intel officer: Pompeo 'lying through his teeth' on Iran
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-12
The Trump administration is imposing new sanctions on Iran and defying Iraq's call for a US troop withdrawal. This comes…
thegrayzone.com/2020/01/12/ex-us-intel-officer-pompeo-lying-through-his-teeth-on-iran/

Pompeo's Gulf Of Tonkin Incident
Gareth Porter | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-01-11
Like the crucial steps toward public acceptance preceding the U.S. invasions of Vietnam and Iraq, the assassination of Qassem Soleimani was aimed at building popular support for war on Iran. Not only the justification, but the assassination itself were part of a broader strategy to grease the skids into war. The Soleimani ploy has apparently …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/01/pompeos-gulf-of-tonkin-incident/

Pompeo Admits No "Imminent Threat," Boeing Emails Reveal 737 Issues & 60 Afghans Killed By US Drone
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-01-11
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (1/10/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/pompeo-admits-no-imminent-threat-boeing-emails-reveal-737-issues-60-afghans-killed-by-us-drone/

ROCKETS Fired At US In Iraq, US Contractor Was 'Counterintelligence' & US/Iran Gov Coordination?
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-01-09
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (1/8/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/rockets-fired-at-us-in-iraq-us-contractor-was-counterintelligence-us-iran-gov-coordination/