A top Trump campaign adviser recently appeared on the Russian-government funded TV network RT, which U.S. intelligence agencies have said plays a role in the Kremlin’s plans to undermine American democracy.
Trump campaign senior legal adviser Jenna Ellis’ appearance on RT’s The Alex Salmond Show aired on July 9. She appears to be the first Trump campaign official to go on the Russian-funded network since the 2016 election.
Source: Trump Campaign Legal Adviser Jenna Ellis Appears on Kremlin-Backed RT
The move came after a May police raid in which weapons, explosives and ammunition were seized from the home of a KSK regiment soldier in the eastern state of Saxony.
Military investigators began looking into the unit in 2017, after reports of a party where members of the regiment gave Hitler salutes and listened to right-wing extremist music.
Source: Sub-unit of elite German KSK special forces to be disbanded over links to far-right extremists – ABC News
“I think Barr’s conduct has made it clear that he is not acting as the attorney general for the people of the United States, but as a private attorney to protect the interests of the president. What can be done about William Barr? I really think the only thing that can be done is impeachment. And I think that this Republican Senate has shown it doesn’t really have any appetite for that.”
The assessment seems more than fair given the circumstances, though as the controversies surrounding the attorney general grow more acute, and as the rule-of-law emergency becomes more painfully obvious, the discussion about Barr’s political fate is growing louder.
Source: Barr’s intervention in Cohen case intensifies rule-of-law crisis
An Elon University professor was assaulted during an anti-racism protest outside of the Alamance County Courthouse in downtown Graham Saturday night.
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“As feared, Michael Pack has confirmed he is on a political mission to destroy the USAGM’s independence and undermine its historic role,” Menendez wrote. “The wholesale firing of the Agency’s network heads, and disbanding of corporate boards to install President Trump’s political allies is an egregious breach of this organization’s history and mission from which it may never recover.”
“Once they destroy the reputation of the agencies, it will be impossible to restore,” the former official said. “Can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube.”
The shakeups at the agency are set against the backdrop of Trump’s attacks on Voice of America, which have heightened concerns that his administration wants to turn VOA into a right-wing propaganda machine.
Source: ‘Wednesday night massacre’ at global media agency as four leaders are ousted – CNN
The pandemic marginalized the far right, as Germans rallied behind Angela Merkel. But the reopening has brought them back, and they are preparing to seize new opportunities.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2020/05/18/world/europe/coronavirus-germany-far-right.html