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LA Times (October 4)

2018/ 10/ 06 by jd in Global News

“For many Americans the truth too horrible to consider is that Donald Trump could be a criminal, a wildly successful con artist. He may well be disloyal. For those who grasp what Trump is, the corollary truth is that our Constitution’s checks and balances are failing us.”


Washington Post (July 16)

2018/ 07/ 17 by jd in Global News

“In Helsinki, Mr. Trump again insisted ‘there was no collusion’ with Russia.” In the process, however, he “appeared to align himself with the Kremlin against American law enforcement.” By “refusing to acknowledge the plain facts about Russia’s behavior, while trashing his own country’s justice system, Mr. Trump in fact was openly colluding with the criminal leader of a hostile power.”


CNN (March 23)

2018/ 03/ 25 by jd in Global News

“The thickening legal morass around the President involving the three sex-related lawsuits threatens to deepen his legal exposure and add to the incessant chaos that whirls around the White House.” If the suits “are allowed to go forward they could eventually force the President to provide depositions. Given his demonstrated tendency not to always tell the truth he would potentially risk perjuring himself under oath, thereby taking a case from the civil to the criminal realm.”



LA Times (March 2)

2017/ 03/ 03 by jd in Global News

The U.S. is “sending guns, crime to Mexico.” The country “has some of the strictest gun laws in the world,” but these don’t thwart the cartels. “To stock their arsenals, Mexican criminal organizations exploit lax U.S. gun laws, relying in part on straw purchases.” Each year, on average, over 250,000 firearms cross the border into Mexico from the U.S.


Washington Post (December 6)

2015/ 12/ 07 by jd in Global News

“So far, hacking has involved mostly commercial and criminal misdeeds.” Though costly, “they are a lesser danger. The real threat is hacking intended to destabilize entire societies.” Cyberwar and cyberterrorism could do unprecedented damage so “we need to think the unthinkable.” This “change in consciousness” will help us limit the risk that, for chilling example, an entity will intentionally crash the electric grid.