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The Daily BeastOct 19, 2019
Donald Trump Is Perfectly Happy to Let Allah Sort 'Em Out
Delil Douleiman/GettyOn Thursday night at his rally in Texas, Donald Trump finally admitted why he greenlit the Turkish military to cross the border into northern Syria to attack the Kurds: He wanted these two groups of Muslims to slaughter each other. As Trump declared to his adoring fans, without even a hint of humanity about the suffering this would cause to civilians, "Sometimes you have to let them fight like two kids. Then you pull them apart." 

This follows Trump's comments on Wednesday, when he did his best to callously dispel humanitarian concerns many have voiced for the Kurds.  First, Trump dismissively stated that the Kurds were "no angels." He then did his best to dehumanize both sides in the battle, declaring that the Kurds and Turks have been fighting for "hundreds of years," which he explained in essence is just who these people are. I'm not exaggerating, Trump stated that "warring" and killing is "unnatural for us, but its sorta natural for them." 

Many were stunned by Trump's comments, but not me. The why behind Trump's comments is simple. He was simply updating the old concept of "Kill them all, let God sort it out" to "let the Muslims slaughter each other and let Allah sort it out.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

Huffington Post PoliticsOct 19, 2019
Bernie Sanders Adds New York Endorsements Ahead Of Comeback Rally In Queens
Eight Empire State lawmakers now back the Vermont senator's Democratic presidential bid.

BBC PoliticsOct 19, 2019
Brexit delay: How can Article 50 be extended?
The law states if no deal has been agreed by 19 October, Boris Johnson must ask for an extension from the EU.

CNN PoliticsOct 19, 2019
Giuliani pushed Trump administration to grant a visa to a Ukrainian official promising dirt on Democrats
Career diplomat George Kent told congressional investigators in his closed-door testimony this week that Rudy Giuliani asked the State Department and the White House to grant a visa to the former Ukrainian official who Joe Biden had pushed to have removed when he was vice president, according to four people familiar with Kent's testimony.

CNN PoliticsOct 18, 2019
READ: State Department investigation into email use related to Clinton server
An investigation by the State Department released on Friday said there was no "persuasive evidence" of widespread mishandling of classified information in the controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.

New York Times PoliticsOct 18, 2019
Diplomat Told House Investigators He Raised Alarm About Hunter Biden in 2015
A career State Department official told House impeachment investigators that he raised concerns about the vice president's son serving on the board of a Ukrainian company, but was ignored.

New York Times PoliticsOct 18, 2019
Cummings to Lie in State in the Capitol
Representative Elijah Cummings, who died this week, will lie in state in Statuary Hall on Thursday. After a memorial service there will be a public viewing.

Rep. Elijah Cummings' body will lie in state at Capitol next week (CNN Politics)
Late Representative Cummings to lie in state in U.S. Capitol (Reuters Politics)

New York Times PoliticsOct 18, 2019
State Dept. Inquiry Into Clinton Emails Finds No Deliberate Mishandling of Classified Information
The report appears to bookend a controversy that dogged Ms. Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign.

State Dept. finds no ‘systemic' classified violation in Hillary Clinton private-server emails (Politico)

Reuters PoliticsOct 18, 2019
Clinton email probe finds no deliberate mishandling of classified information
A U.S. State Department investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state has found no evidence of deliberate mishandling of classified information by department employees.

New York Times PoliticsOct 18, 2019
Tulsi Gabbard Lashes Back at Hillary Clinton After Claim of Russian Influence
In a podcast interview this week, the former secretary of state suggested that Ms. Gabbard was being "groomed" by Russia to run a third-party presidential campaign.
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