The allegations surrounding possible collusion between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia is a major story and is a rather complicated web of contradictory statements and shadowy operations. The issues is not one that can be easily explained in a single post. Plus, there is an aspect to the topic that includes WikiLeaks. To document these facts, I have created a set of pages dedicated to this topic.
For the foreseeable future, the page Trump / Russia / WikiLeaks Connections is going to be a work in progress and it will be updated when new facts are learned about these potential connections and possible misdeeds. Feel free to visit and browse. If you have any comments, feel free to add them to this post (they might not be available on the pages).
On May 15, the Washington Post reported that President Donald Trump leaked highly classified intelligence to the Russian ambassador and foreign minister. While the Trump administration claims that it acted lawfully, a controversy has manifested all the same.
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In March 2003, President George W. Bush authorized Operation Iraqi Freedom for the purposes of removing Saddam Hussein from power. The main justification was that Iraq possessed and sought to develop weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Even now, the claim that Bush lied about Iraqi WMD comes up on occasion.
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President Donald Trump’s military action against Syria in response to the use of weapons of mass destruction (sarin gas) was met with praise from many Republican members of Congress. The Democratic members, on the other hand, point out that President Barack Obama asked for approval to conduct the same military action in 2013 but was denied.
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TGIF everybody! Welcome to the weekend open thread. Feel free to comment or talk about whatever you want. It can be politics, games, or even your favorite recipes.
Let me ask a question this week. Do you think that President Trump has a strategic plan for the military actions he has been taking lately?
PS: Don’t forget your taxes are due soon. 🙂
When it comes to the use of military force, there has been a tug of war between Congress and the President. According to the Constitution, the power to declare war is reserved to Congress and the President is the Commander-in-Chief. Members of Congress argue that if a President does not seek approval for military action, the action is not lawful. On the other side of the debate, some say that the President, as Commander in Chief, should be able to take military action without needing approval.
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