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    Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday meant to punish foreign entities for interfering in US elections, an attempt to demonstrate muscle on an issue he's been accused of downplaying.

    The order, which will allow new sanctions against Russian or other foreign actors, was inked on Wednesday morning. The White House hopes the order will help dispel the notion that Trump has allowed election meddling to go unchallenged.

    Both Republicans and Democrats criticized the move as insufficient, however.

    "Today's announcement by the administration recognizes the threat, but does not go far enough to address it. The United States can and must do more. Mandatory sanctions on anyone who attacks our electoral systems serve as the best deterrent," wrote Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Florida and Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland. The two lawmakers have introduced a bill that would require such mandatory sanctions earlier this year.

    In the works for months, the order will allow the director of National Intelligence, with input from other intelligence agencies, to assess and identify foreign actors responsible for election meddling, and direct the Treasury Department to apply sanctions.

    The targets could include foreign individuals, companies or governments accused of attempting to breach election systems, or spreading disinformation in a bid to alter the vote.

    The entire process, from detection to imposing sanctions, could take up to 90 days -- including two 45-day assessment periods within the intelligence community and the broader administration. But the executive branch, including the President, will have the final say in whether sanctions will be applies.

    Part of the order includes declaring a "national emergency" that will allow sanctions to move forward.

    Most American intelligence agencies have determined Russia sought to influence the 2016 presidential contest in Trump's favor, and top officials have warned foreign actors continue to work toward affecting the outcomes of future US contests. That includes the November 6 midterm congressional elections.

    The order, however, will apply beyond just Russia to other foreign entities that are seeking to influence US elections.

    Trump was derided in July for not publicly confronting Russian President Vladimir Putin about the election interference during a summit in Helsinki. Instead, he seemed to accept Putin's denials that Moscow sought to influence the presidential contest.

    Lawmakers have accused the administration of shirking its responsibility to protect US elections and have been preparing measures to force Trump's hand. The executive order is partly an attempt to preempt those efforts.
    The administration has worked to appear tough on election meddling, despite Trump's wavering.

    Trump's national security adviser John Bolton denied that harsh reaction to Trump's Helsinki meeting with Putin was partly what spurred the decision to sign the new order.

    "Zero," he said when asked what role the backlash played. "The President has said repeatedly he is determined there not be foreign interference (in US elections)."
     
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    Stormy Daniels vowed to hold President Donald Trump’s feet to the fire and continue to try to legally force him to sit for a deposition about their alleged affair and a $130,000 hush money payment.

    Her comments came in an appearance with attorney Michael Avenatti on ABC’s “The View” Wednesday, days after lawyers for Trump and his former personal attorney Michael Cohen each filed court motions indicating they would no longer challenge the validity of the non-agreement, or seek to legally enforce the deal.

    Daniels – who has been embroiled in a lawsuit against Trump and Cohen that seeks to invalidate the agreement and let her speak without fear of legal retribution -- said there was a time when that would have been enough. She has previously offered publicly to return all the money and dissolve the agreement so that she could continue to tell her story.

    But that time, she said Wednesday, has passed.

    “I realized that, ‘Now you want to make that offer? Oh, now you want to make this offer?'” she said sarcastically. “But everybody remembers for months, we offered to return the money and … they wouldn’t accept it.

    “But no -- now it’s gone too far and I think there’s a bigger picture here.”

    [​IMG]Craig Ruttle/AP, FILE
    Michael Cohen, former personal lawyer to President Donald Trump, leaves federal court after reaching a plea agreement in New York City, Aug. 21, 2018.

    Trump has denied the allegation and maintained that he did not know about the settlement agreement until after it was signed. He has recently acknowledged reimbursing Cohen for the costs of the deal.

    They used to call John Gotti -- they called him the Teflon Don, and they used to claim he was untouchable...right up until he wasn’t, and he died in a penitentiary.

    Last month, Cohen pleaded guilty to felony violations of campaign finance laws and said he had been directed by Trump to make payments to two women during the 2016 campaign to keep them from publicly claiming to have had affairs with him.

    For his part, Avenatti acknowledged that the lawsuit is in part motivated by politics, and compared the president of the United States to the late New York mafia don John Gotti.

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    Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for adult film actress Stormy Daniels, speaks to the press after a court hearing at the United States Courthouse, July 27, 2018, in Los Angeles.

    Asked whether he thought his efforts would turn any Trump supporters against the president, Avenatti said he hoped so.

    “We don’t know what impacts the Trump based until something actually impacts the Trump base,” he said on “The View.”

    “They used to call John Gotti -- they called him the Teflon Don, and they used to claim he was untouchable, right up until he wasn’t, and he died in a penitentiary."

    Now you want to make that offer? Oh, now you want to make that offer?

    In the closing days of the 2016 presidential election, Daniels and her attorney agreed to a $130,000 settlement agreement that prevented her from publicly discussing her alleged sexual encounter with the future U.S. president during a celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe in 2006.

    For months, Trump and Cohen insisted in court that the agreement was binding, and even threatened to sue to recover the $130,000 after Daniels began speaking out about their alleged affair. Cohen made the payment, which Trump maintains he did not know about until after it was signed. He more recently acknowledged having reimbursed Cohen.

    Over the weekend, Trump and Cohen each filed notices with the court indicating they would no longer contest Daniels’ claims that the deal was invalid, nor would they seek to enforce the deal. They also promised not to sue Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, over any alleged breaches of the non-disclosure agreement.

    With that, Trump’s attorney, Charles Harder, asked the judge to remove Trump from the lawsuit.

    Avenatti, who is publicly mulling a Democratic run for the presidency in 2020, mocked the president in a tweet last weekend, saying in part that “never before have I seen a defendant so frightened to be deposed as Donald Trump, especially for a guy that talks so tough.” Avenatti went on to call Trump – who he has been gleefully trolling for months – “all hat and no cattle.”
     
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    Trump掀起了一股读书热潮。。。 IMG_20180912_210548.jpeg
     
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    full disclosure - 泄露总统身体状况,算不算叛国泄密啊?!o_O
     
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    发个做爱的视频就行。
    百闻不如一见。
     
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    美国人每天有段子看。


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    总统,竟然不知道死了多少人?
     
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    这些是后来非政府机构(哈佛大学,George town大学)经过一年统计出来的数字,包括好多间接死亡,比如病人需要氧气,透析等,但由于供电不足,造成制氧设备,透析设备不能使用,造成的死亡。

    trump当然不想承认,但事实在那摆着呢,这两天电视里劝大家撤离,说总统对Fema在波多黎各的表现(死了三千人)都评A plus,你们还不快跑?!
     
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    如果他敢炒了Mueller,he really has two balls。
     
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    Washington (CNN) Retired Admiral William "Bill" McRaven, the former head of Special Operations Command, resigned from the Pentagon's Defense Innovation Board last month, just days after issuing a stunning rebuke of President Donald Trump's decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, the Pentagon confirmed Thursday.

    "I can confirm that Admiral (ret) William H. McRaven resigned from the Defense Innovation Board, effective August 20, 2018," Pentagon spokesperson Heather Babb told CNN in a statement. "The Department appreciates his service and contribution on the board."

    The Defense Innovation Board serves as an independent advisory committee to the Pentagon specializing in issues related to technology and innovation. McRaven's picture has been removed from the group's website.

    While his departure was first reported by Defense News on Thursday, the Pentagon confirmed that McRaven officially resigned last month, just four days after he authored a blistering op-ed in the Washington Post slamming Trump's decision to revoke Brennan's clearance.

    "Through your actions, you have embarrassed us in the eyes of our children, humiliated us on the world stage and, worst of all, divided us as a nation," McRaven said of Trump's unprecedented use of a presidential authority over the classification system to strike back at one of his prominent critics.

    "If you think for a moment that your McCarthy-era tactics will suppress the voices of criticism, you are sadly mistaken. The criticism will continue until you become the leader we prayed you would be," he added, also volunteering to have his own clearance revoked in an act of solidarity.

    McRaven also defended Brennan as "one of the finest public servants I have ever known."

    "Few Americans have done more to protect this country than John. He is a man of unparalleled integrity, whose honesty and character have never been in question, except by those who don't know him," McRaven wrote.

    "Therefore, I would consider it an honor if you would revoke my security clearance as well, so I can add my name to the list of men and women who have spoken up against your presidency," he added.

    McRaven, who resigned as chancellor of the University of Texas in Austin earlier this year, is widely respected among the tens of thousands of active and retired special operators.
     
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    Trump is reportedly thinking about getting rid of Mattis, and he's given 'Mad Dog' a new nickname

    For President Donald Trump, the luster seems to have worn off Defense Secretary James Mattis.

    Trump heralded the retired Marine general when he was picked for the top job at the Pentagon at the end of 2016.

    Trump has praised him as "a true General's General" and has told donors, "The guy never loses a battle, never loses."

    Trump has frequently referred to Mattis as "Mad Dog" — though Mattis has expressed an aversion to that nickname, telling senators during his confirmation hearings that it was given to him by the press and that "perhaps they didn't get it quite right."

    Friends of Mattis told CNN last year that people who know Mattis do not call him "Mad Dog."

    But reports have continued to emerge suggesting that Mattis is a moderating force in the administration, slow-walking Trump's directives and even ignoring the more incendiary ones (and, on at least one occasion, defusing confrontations between administration officials).

    According to a Politico report published Wednesday, Trump has picked up on this dynamic, and it has affected how he views the defense secretary.

    Behind closed doors, Trump has reportedly started calling the revered general "Moderate Dog," and he is said to have been considering replacing Mattis for months.

    Mattis was not Trump's first choice for the job. But one of Trump's reported top choices, retired Army Gen. Jack Keane, and other national-security figures, like the late Sen. John McCain, spoke highly of Mattis, who headed US Central Command before retiring in 2013.

    A former senior White House official told NBC News this summer that Trump and Mattis "don't really see eye to eye."

    That NBC News report described Mattis as having been blindsided by Trump's decisions to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, pause military exercises with South Korea, and create a sixth military branch focused on space.

    While rumors about Mattis' fate have circulated for some time, the Pentagon chief is now expected to resign or be dismissed after midterm elections in November, according to Politico.

    The White House is said to have a shortlist of potential replacements.

    Two people reportedly on the list — Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Tom Cotton of Arkansas, both Republicans who are up for reelection in 2020 — have indicated they aren't interested, Politico said.

    Others under consideration include Keane and former Sen. Jim Talent of Missouri, The Washington Post reported last week.

    Trump and Mattis have both denied reports of a growing rift between them. Earlier this month, when asked about Mattis' future after reports that he had made disparaging remarks about the president, Trump said Mattis would remain.

    "We're very happy with him," Trump said. "We're having a lot of victories."
     
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