Trump’s Putin meeting gets one rave review — from a former Klansman

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Oliver Willis-
July 17, 2018
Hate leader David Duke absolutely loved how Trump betrayed America to Vladimir Putin.
Trump’s disastrous summit with Vladimir Putin has been panned by most Americans, but avowed racist and former Klansman David Duke is sticking up for his president.

In response to Trump siding with Putin over American law enforcement agencies like the FBI, he has even been criticized by some on Fox News and within the Republican Party.

Of course, both remain firmly in Trump’s corner, and in the case of congressional Republicans, they have made no substantive efforts to punish or condemn his un-American behavior.

By contrast, longtime hatemonger Duke is firmly in Trump’s corner, highlighting the type of person most drawn to Trump’s presidency.

In a tweet, Duke wrote, “Bravo Trump! Bravo Russia! Bravo to all the true American Patriots who put America first and Peace and Justice first before the Zionist Deep Evil State ruling American Media and Politics.”

Duke called the Helsinki meeting “historic” and hailed Trump for a “courageous attack” on “the Zionist Occupied Media.”

The term is an anti-Semitic description, and part of the decades-long false, bigoted, conspiracy accusing Jewish people of being puppet masters of the media.

Duke is the former Grand Wizard of the racial terrorist organization, the Ku Klux Klan, who believes that white people are superior to all other races.

As the most well-known racist political figure in the United States, it isn’t difficult to see why Duke has such an affinity for Trump.

During the presidential election, Duke repeatedly proclaimed his unwavering support for Trump, while Trump had to be publicly hounded to issue a tepid rebuke of Duke.

The decision to keep the lines of communication open between his presidency and white supremacists, who he once called “very fine people,” has now worked out for Trump with Duke’s unabashed support.

Trump has taken the nation down an uncharted path by allying himself with Putin instead of the country he leads.

The moral quality of that path has been revealed by the man helping Trump along: a Klansman, filled with unadulterated hate and bile.

Published with permission of The American Independent.

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Russian woman charged with spying in the US

16 July 2018
The US government has charged a 29-year-old Russian woman with conspiracy to act as a Russian government agent while infiltrating political groups.

Maria Butina had developed close ties with the Republican party and had become an advocate for gun rights, according to US media reports.

The charges are not related to the Mueller probe that is examining alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

She allegedly worked at the direction of a high-level Kremlin official.

Ms Butina’s attorney Robert Driscoll said in a statement released on Monday that his client was “not an agent” and instead just an international relations student “who is seeking to use her degree to pursue a career in business”.

He added the charges were “overblown” and there was “no indication of Butina seeking to influence or undermine any specific policy or law or the United States”.

Mr Driscoll said his client had “been co-operating with various government entities for months” over the allegations.

Ms Butina, who lives in Washington, was arrested on Sunday and was held in jail pending a hearing set for Wednesday, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said in a statement

The announcement of her arrest came hours after US President Donald Trump met his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, and defended the Kremlin against claims of interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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The list: 12 things to know about USPS

July 17, 2018

The Postal Service traces its roots to July 26, 1775, when the Second Continental Congress appointed Benjamin Franklin as Postmaster General. To help mark the occasion, here are 12 things to know about USPS, courtesy of Postal Facts.

1. USPS receives no dollars for operating expenses. The organization relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

2. The Postal Service is the heart of the mailing industry. The industry, which generates $1.4 trillion annually, employs more than 7.5 million people.

3. U.S. Mail is protected by more than 200 federal laws. These laws are enforced by the Postal Inspection Service, one of the nation’s oldest law enforcement agencies.

4. USPS delivers to everyone. The Postal Service is the only organization with the resources, network infrastructure and logistical capabilities to regularly deliver to every residential and business address in the nation.

5. Mail is affordable. For 50 cents, anyone can send a letter, regardless of geographical location, to anywhere in the United States.

6. The Postal Service is a global leader. The organization processes and delivers 47 percent of the world’s mail.

7. USPS both competes and collaborates with the private sector. UPS and FedEx pay the Postal Service to deliver hundreds of millions of their ground packages, and the Postal Service pays UPS and FedEx for air transportation.

8. The Postal Service has more than 230,000 vehicles. The organization operates one of the largest civilian fleets in the world.

9. USPS is a retail giant. The organization has the nation’s largest retail network — bigger than McDonald’s, Starbucks and Walmart combined, domestically.

10. Postal Service employees go beyond the call of duty. USPS workers regularly protect the lives of customers they serve, including older and disabled customers, through the organization’s Carrier Alert Program. During the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, the Postal Service recognized 318 heroic employees.

11. USPS employs more than 100,000 military veterans. This makes the organization one of the nation’s largest employers of veterans. The Postal Service has also issued more than 140 stamps honoring the nation’s military history.

12. The Postal Service is socially responsible. The organization participates in Stamp Out Hunger, the nation’s largest one-day food drive; educates customers on consumer protection; and delivers holiday cheer to people in need through Operation Santa.

 

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New Forever Stamp Salutes First Responders

Dedication Ceremony at Montana Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center

July 17, 2018

WHO: The firefighters, emergency medical professionals and law enforcement officers who serve our communities across the nation.
WHAT: Honored on a Forever stamp at U.S. Postal Service first-day-of-issue ceremony
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018
11 a.m. (MDT)
WHERE:   Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center
5765 W. Broadway St.
Missoula, MT 59808
WHY: Emergencies of various types occur in our communities every day, from crimes and medical incidents to accidents and fires. These critical situations require men and women who possess the training and knowledge to rescue the endangered, treat the injured, and restore safety and order. With this stamp, the Postal Service recognizes all first responders for their skill, dedication and uncommon bravery.Note: The dedicating official will be Guy Cottrell, Chief Postal Inspector, U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

Artist Brian Stauffer worked with art director and designer Antonio Alcalá and designer Ricky Altizer to create this stamp. Additional details will be provided before the ceremony date.

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