Categories
Shared Links - Audio Posts

US counterintelligence chief says foreign adversaries are exploiting Trump’s lies to influence election

Share The News


Michael_Novakhov
shared this story
.

Bill Evanina, the Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, agreed when asked by

Hearst Television

that foreign powers are using the numerous exaggerated and false claims Trump has made about mail-in voting, voting multiple times and 2020 being the most fraudulent election in history.

“If they see a reference made by the President of the United States, a prominent US Senator, a business person, someone who America looks at as a voice of reason, and they believe it suits their interests, they will amplify that by a thousand to make sure that the most amount of people see it,” Evanina said.

Evanina made clear that he has not seen any intelligence that foreign countries are “manipulating or attempting to manipulate any mail by vote systems or processes.” They are, however, using the issue as a wedge “to exacerbate these conversations we’re having.”

National security officials charged with securing the election have been evasive about the threat posed by Trump’s regular spreading of disinformation, focusing instead on that same threat from overseas. But Evanina’s comments appear to mark the first time an intelligence leader has publicly stated that the President’s lies about the election are being used by America’s enemies.

FBI director

Christopher Wray provoked Trump’s anger

last month when he stated Russia is “very actively” working to “denigrate” Trump’s opponent former Vice President Joe Biden. Wray was re-iterating the intelligence community’s assessment that Russia is working against Biden, while China would rather see Trump not be re-elected.

Free speech, Evanina says, is both what makes the US great and its biggest vulnerability. Even conspiracy theories which, Evanina says, are “a symptom of having an awesome democracy.”

Asked repeatedly about the truthfulness of what Trump has said, Evanina was evasive.

“The hard part we have in democracy is identifying truisms. You know who is the truth police, who is not the truth police. How is it are we able to say this person said that, this person is false?” Evanina asked. “It gets really complicated when we as Americans have to draw lines as to what’s believable, not believable. And who determines what’s true and what’s not.”

In the lengthy interview, Evanina repeatedly voiced his support for bipartisan congressional investigations, the intelligence agencies and institutions like DHS and the FBI. He said the Mueller report and the recent Senate Intelligence committee investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia role in the 2016 election were not hoaxes.

“They were great reports done by a lot of great people going back to 2017,” Evanina said. “Again, I think everyone wants to juxtapose investigations and capabilities and statements against the President. And I just think that’s probably not healthy for America to do that.”

Evanina also said he’s never been told to withhold intel or change findings and that he’d quit if that happened. “If I believed it to be not true or not worth the value, absolutely I would quit that day.”


Share The News
Categories
Shared Links - Audio Posts

News Channels Review

Share The News


Michael_Novakhov
shared this story
from The News And Times.


Share The News
Categories
Shared Links - Audio Posts

Луиза Глик — Журнальный зал

Share The News


Michael_Novakhov
shared this story
.

Луиза Глик


Share The News
Categories
Shared Links - Audio Posts

7:48 AM 10/8/2020 – Pomegranate seeds for Persephone: The Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Louise Glück, the American poet, “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty …

Share The News


Michael_Novakhov
shared this story
from The News And Times.

The Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Louise Glück, the American poet, “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty …

When Hades decided he loved this girl
he built for her a duplicate of earth,
everything the same, down to the meadow,
but with a bed added.

Everything the same, including sunlight,
because it would be hard on a young girl
to go so quickly from bright light to utter darkness

Gradually, he thought, he’d introduce the night,
first as the shadows of fluttering leaves.
Then moon, then stars. Then no moon, no stars.
Let Persephone get used to it slowly.
In the end, he thought, she’d find it comforting.

A replica of earth
except there was love here.
Doesn’t everyone want love?

He waited many years,
building a world, watching
Persephone in the meadow.
Persephone, a smeller, a taster.
If you have one appetite, he thought,
you have them all.

Doesn’t everyone want to feel in the night
the beloved body, compass, polestar,
to hear the quiet breathing that says
I am alive, that means also
you are alive, because you hear me,
you are here with me. And when one turns,
the other turns—

That’s what he felt, the lord of darkness,
looking at the world he had
constructed for Persephone. It never crossed his mind
that there’d be no more smelling here,
certainly no more eating.

Guilt? Terror? The fear of love?
These things he couldn’t imagine;
no lover ever imagines them.

He dreams, he wonders what to call this place.
First he thinks: The New Hell. Then: The Garden.
In the end, he decides to name it
Persephone’s Girlhood.

A soft light rising above the level meadow,
behind the bed. He takes her in his arms.
He wants to say I love you, nothing can hurt you

but he thinks
this is a lie, so he says in the end
you’re dead, nothing can hurt you
which seems to him
a more promising beginning, more true.

__________________________________________________

Tweets 

  1. The New York Times
    Louise Glück Is Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature
    The Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Louise Glück, the American poet, “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty …
    9 mins ago

    louise glück – Google Search https://www.google.com/search?q=louise+gl%C3%BCck&newwindow=1&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS733US733&hl=en&sxsrf=ALeKk02pKVEkNR0U2H5A6O1rXHVwc0fl2w%3A1602156532928&source=lnms&tbm=nws&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj765OY8qTsAhUbl3IEHcFfAGAQ_AUoAXoECCYQAw&biw=1472&bih=762&dpr=1.25 

  2.  Michael Novakhov Retweeted

    Justice Dept changes decades-old rule to allow election fraud probes as election underway http://hill.cm/28stAx6


Share The News
Categories
Shared Links - Audio Posts

A Myth of Devotion by Louise Glück – Poems | Academy of American Poets

Share The News


Michael_Novakhov
shared this story
.

A Myth of Devotion

Louise Glück – 1943-

When Hades decided he loved this girl
he built for her a duplicate of earth,
everything the same, down to the meadow,
but with a bed added.

Everything the same, including sunlight,
because it would be hard on a young girl
to go so quickly from bright light to utter darkness

Gradually, he thought, he’d introduce the night,
first as the shadows of fluttering leaves.
Then moon, then stars. Then no moon, no stars.
Let Persephone get used to it slowly.
In the end, he thought, she’d find it comforting.

A replica of earth
except there was love here.
Doesn’t everyone want love?

He waited many years,
building a world, watching
Persephone in the meadow.
Persephone, a smeller, a taster.
If you have one appetite, he thought,
you have them all.

Doesn’t everyone want to feel in the night
the beloved body, compass, polestar,
to hear the quiet breathing that says
I am alive, that means also
you are alive, because you hear me,
you are here with me. And when one turns,
the other turns—

That’s what he felt, the lord of darkness,
looking at the world he had
constructed for Persephone. It never crossed his mind
that there’d be no more smelling here,
certainly no more eating.

Guilt? Terror? The fear of love?
These things he couldn’t imagine;
no lover ever imagines them.

He dreams, he wonders what to call this place.
First he thinks: The New Hell. Then: The Garden.
In the end, he decides to name it
Persephone’s Girlhood.

A soft light rising above the level meadow,
behind the bed. He takes her in his arms.
He wants to say I love you, nothing can hurt you

but he thinks
this is a lie, so he says in the end
you’re dead, nothing can hurt you
which seems to him
a more promising beginning, more true.


Share The News
Categories
Shared Links - Audio Posts

Coronavirus Europe: France reports highest cases ever as second wave builds

Share The News


Michael_Novakhov
shared this story
from News | Mail Online.

Europe’s second wave of coronavirus is gathering pace, with cases spiking even as leaders scramble to introduce new measures to control the spread and prevent more full-scale lockdowns.

Germany – widely viewed as having one of the best virus responses in the world – reported more than 4,000 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday, a jump of 40 per cent on the previous day’s total and its highest figure since April.

Health minister Jens Spahn admitted the rise was ‘worrying’, even as restrictions were brought in for high-risk areas – with bars and restaurants forced to shut at 11pm and travel restrictions put in place.

Meanwhile France, which has brought in similar restrictions, reported 18,746 new cases on Wednesday, its highest one-day total of the pandemic so far.

Italy is also seeing a sharp rise in cases, with 3,678 new infections reported Wednesday, its highest one-day total since mid-April.

Analysts caution that figures being reported now are not comparable to those earlier the pandemic, since testing is now far more widespread – meaning cases that previously went unreported are now showing in the totals.

  • Copy link to paste in your message

Coronavirus cases are on the rise throughout much of Europe – with France reporting its highest one-day total ever on Wednesday, with sharp spikes in Italy and Germany recorded

However, most experts agree that recent rises are not solely down to increased testing, and that the spread of the virus is once-again gathering pace.

That can be seen in increased hospital admissions and deaths in recent weeks, though most countries are still well below totals seen earlier in the pandemic. 

The UK has also seen a rapid acceleration in its outbreak, with 14,542 new cases reported Wednesday – triple the number logged a fortnight ago. 

Meanwhile the Czech Republic has emerged as the new sick-man of Europe, with the highest number of cases per head of population anywhere in the EU.

Only in Spain, one of the worst-hit European countries, do infections appear to be heading in the right direction. 

The country’s daily infection data is hard to analyse because of the way it is presented, but seven-day rolling averages show the number of infections has fallen from more than 11,000 per day two weeks ago, to around 9,500 per day now.

It comes after hard-hit areas of the country, including in the capital Madrid, were forced back into full lockdowns to curb the spread. 

5.6million Spanish citizens are now under some form of containment measures, with 80 per cent of that number in the capital.

France has introduced local lockdowns in Marseille and Paris (pictured), with bars closed and restaurants on curfew, with more restrictions due for other parts of the country today

  • Copy link to paste in your message

France has introduced local lockdowns in Marseille and Paris (pictured), with bars closed and restaurants on curfew, with more restrictions due for other parts of the country today

European leaders who favoured plunging their countries into full lockdowns earlier in the year to rapidly halt the spread of the virus – at a huge economic cost – are now grappling with how to keep infections whist keeping their economies running. 

In Germany, Mr Spahn urged people not to drop their guard against the virus, urging them to follow guidance on mask-wearing, hand washing and social distancing.

Mallorca and Ibiza gear up to battle THIRD wave of coronavirus 

The holiday islands of Mallorca and Ibiza are gearing up to battle a third wave of coronavirus.

Health chiefs say they don’t know if it will strike in the next few weeks or during Christmas but they are sure it is coming.

It is the first time any Spanish region has talked in public about a third wave but the Balearic government says it is already making contingency plans to deal with it.

The prospects of more coronavirus outbreaks will, however, dent plans for any tourism revival this year. It’s also a blow for the Balearics where new cases of Covid-19 are finally slowing down under the second wave.

The shock admission came during a press conference to discuss the evolution of the pandemic in Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera.

General director of public health, Maria Antònia Font said they had bent the curve of the second wave and cases were going down but admitted: ‘There will probably be a third. We don’t know when it will arrive but we are working on all scenarios as we don’t want it to take us by surprise. We waited for the second to arrive and it arrived earlier.’

She said they were working on the scenario that a third wave could ‘happen tomorrow’, adding: ‘We are analysing what margins for improvement there are regarding the first and second waves.’

He added that people should also consider airing rooms at least once a day, and should download the country’s track and trace app.

‘Barely any other country in Europe has managed the crisis as well so far,’ he said. ‘But we must not gamble away what we’ve achieved.’ 

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government has also been calling for citizens to avoid travel abroad during the autumn half-term, which is now underway.

Germany’s 16 states have already tightened rules for domestic travel, with many agreeing a ban on overnight stays in hotels or holiday apartments for visitors from so-called risk zones within the country.

Places where new infections top 50 per 100,000 inhabitants over the last seven days are classed as risk zones, and local authorities are required to take specific measures to halt contagion.

Meanwhile France, a new round of major restrictions is being prepared for several major cities where infections are spreading fastest.

In Paris, bars and cafes were shuttered on Tuesday for two weeks to slow the spread of the virus, just over a week after new restrictions were imposed on Marseille and the overseas department of Guadeloupe.

Emmanuel Macron warned on Wednesday that similar restrictions will be applied elsewhere across the country, with an announcement by Health Minister Olivier Veran due to take place today.

Last week, Veran singled out five large cities – Lille, Lyon, Grenoble, Saint-Etienne and Toulouse – as possibly requiring more restrictions, saying their health situations were ‘very worrying’.

The UK is also experimenting with local lockdowns as a means of bringing the virus under control, with new, tougher measures expected to be announced for many in the north of the country – where the infection is spreading fastest – next week.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to force 10million people, who have already been hit by local lockdowns, into further measures which will include the closure of all pubs and restaurants.

According to WHO data, Europe has recorded more than 6million coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, accounting for 18 per cent of the world total.

The continent added almost half a million new cases last week, a slight increase on the previous week, and saw more than 5,000 new deaths.

Most European leaders chose to force their countries into full-scale lockdowns in March as the first wave of the pandemic hit, shuttering all-but essential businesses and keeping people indoors for months at a time.

But amid some of the most dramatic falls in GDP on record leaders began reopening their economies in late Spring, with rises in cases following shortly behind.

Italy, which has kept its coronavirus totals low since the summer, also saw a spike Wednesday as 3,678 cases were reported (pictured, people wear masks at the Trevi fountain in Rome)

  • Copy link to paste in your message

Italy, which has kept its coronavirus totals low since the summer, also saw a spike Wednesday as 3,678 cases were reported (pictured, people wear masks at the Trevi fountain in Rome)


Share The News
Categories
Shared Links - Audio Posts

7:05 AM 10/8/2020 – Germany sees ‘worrying jump’ in Covid-19 cases | Coronavirus second wave continues to hit Europe, with France seeing highest daily infections ever

Share The News


Michael_Novakhov
shared this story
from The News And Times.


News Channels – Page | News Channels – Blogger Page

___________________________________

News Reviews

<a href=”https://www.newsblur.com/reader/folder_rss/86178/5d8daaf24dd7/unread/news-reviews” rel=”nofollow”>https://www.newsblur.com/reader/folder_rss/86178/5d8daaf24dd7/unread/news-reviews</a>

News Reviews from Michael_Novakhov (13 sites)
1. VIDEO NEWS from Michael_Novakhov (72 sites): france24english’s YouTube Videos: Germany sees ‘worrying jump’ in Covid-19 cases
1. VIDEO NEWS from Michael_Novakhov (72 sites): france24english’s YouTube Videos: Pence and Harris face off in calm vice presidential debate, with bitter divides on policy
Trump Investigations from Michael_Novakhov (124 sites): Donald Trump: Keith Olbermann Goes To Town On Creature Donald Trump In Return To Punditry
Global Security News from Michael_Novakhov (30 sites): Trump Investigations from Michael_Novakhov (124 sites): Donald Trump: Keith Olbermann Goes To Town On Creature Donald Trump In Return To Punditry
FBI from Michael_Novakhov (35 sites): Michael Novakhov – SharedNewsLinks: Putin has praise for U.S. ties
Counterintelligence from Michael_Novakhov (51 sites): FBI from Michael_Novakhov (35 sites): Michael Novakhov – SharedNewsLinks: Putin has praise for U.S. ties
Trump Investigations from Michael_Novakhov (124 sites): Michael Novakhov – SharedNewsLinks: Putin has praise for U.S. ties
Trump Investigations from Michael_Novakhov (124 sites): Trumpism And Trump trumpismandtrump.com: Michael Novakhov SharedNewsLinks: Putin has praise for U.S. ties
Blogs from Michael_Novakhov (28 sites): Michael Novakhov – SharedNewsLinks: Putin has praise for U.S. ties
Global Security News from Michael_Novakhov (30 sites): Michael Novakhov – SharedNewsLinks: Putin has praise for U.S. ties
Global Security News from Michael_Novakhov (30 sites): FBI from Michael_Novakhov (35 sites): Michael Novakhov – SharedNewsLinks: Putin has praise for U.S. ties
Global Security News from Michael_Novakhov (30 sites): Counterintelligence from Michael_Novakhov (51 sites): FBI from Michael_Novakhov (35 sites): Michael Novakhov – SharedNewsLinks: Putin has praise for U.S. ties
Global Security News from Michael_Novakhov (30 sites): Trump Investigations from Michael_Novakhov (124 sites): Michael Novakhov – SharedNewsLinks: Putin has praise for U.S. ties
Global Security News from Michael_Novakhov (30 sites): Trump Investigations from Michael_Novakhov (124 sites): Trumpism And Trump trumpismandtrump.com: Michael Novakhov SharedNewsLinks: Putin has praise for U.S. ties
1. VIDEO NEWS from Michael_Novakhov (72 sites): deutschewelleenglish’s YouTube Videos: The greatest risks for the world economy | DW News
1. VIDEO NEWS from Michael_Novakhov (72 sites): ReutersVideo’s YouTube Videos: COVID-19 dominates Pence-Harris VP debate
Global Security News from Michael_Novakhov (30 sites): FBI from Michael_Novakhov (35 sites): mikenov on Twitter: RT @USATODAY: Wednesday’s debate “was further proof that in an age when divisiveness rules, the only way to enforce the debate rules is by
Global Security News from Michael_Novakhov (30 sites): Counterintelligence from Michael_Novakhov (51 sites): Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (4 sites): mikenov on Twitter: RT @USATODAY: Wednesday’s debate “was further proof that in an age when divisiveness rules, the only way to enforce the debate rules is by
Global Security News from Michael_Novakhov (30 sites): Counterintelligence from Michael_Novakhov (51 sites): FBI from Michael_Novakhov (35 sites): mikenov on Twitter: RT @USATODAY: Wednesday’s debate “was further proof that in an age when divisiveness rules, the only way to enforce the debate rules is by
Global Security News from Michael_Novakhov (30 sites): Trump Investigations from Michael_Novakhov (124 sites): Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (4 sites): mikenov on Twitter: RT @USATODAY: Wednesday’s debate “was further proof that in an age when divisiveness rules, the only way to enforce the debate rules is by
Global Security News from Michael_Novakhov (30 sites): Trump Investigations from Michael_Novakhov (124 sites): Trump and FBI – News Review from Michael_Novakhov (10 sites): Shared Links from Michael_Novakhov (6 sites): mikenov on Twitter: RT @USATODAY: Wednesday’s debate “was further proof that in an age when divisiveness rules, the only way to enforce the debate rules is by

Share The News
Categories
Shared Links - Audio Posts

6:30 AM 10/8/2020 – Putin has praise for U.S. ties | M.N.: Denial and wishful thinking. And a bunch of baloney!

Share The News


Michael_Novakhov
shared this story
from The News And Times.

6:30 AM 10/8/2020 – Putin has praise for U.S. ties | M.N.: Denial and wishful thinking. And a bunch of baloney!

Michael Novakhov – SharedNewsLinks in 25 Headlines

<a href=”http://www.newsblur.com/social/rss/86178/michael_novakhov” rel=”nofollow”>http://www.newsblur.com/social/rss/86178/michael_novakhov</a>

Saved Stories in 25 Headlines

<a href=”http://www.newsblur.com/reader/starred_rss/86178/5d8daaf24dd7/” rel=”nofollow”>http://www.newsblur.com/reader/starred_rss/86178/5d8daaf24dd7/</a>


Share The News
Categories
Shared Links - Audio Posts

Putin has praise for U.S. ties

Share The News


Michael_Novakhov
shared this story
.

story.lead_photo.captionVladimir Putin is shown in this photo.
(Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin vía AP)

Vladimir Putin praised President Donald Trump for improving U.S.-Russia ties and said he also saw grounds for cooperation with a Joe Biden administration, while mocking claims he’s meddling in the presidential election.

The Russian leader even argued that the values of the Democrats were similar to those of the Soviet Communist Party, of which he said he’d been a member for 18 years. The Soviet regime’s longtime ties with the Black community in the U.S. could also be a basis for links to the Democrats, he said.

“Equality, brotherhood, what’s wrong with that?” Putin said. “There is some kind of ideological basis for establishing contacts with a representative of the Democratic Party.”

Allegations of Russia’s “supposed hyperactivity” in trying to influence the U.S. elections are “completely unfounded,” Putin said in a state TV interview broadcast Wednesday, his 68th birthday. Still, he joked, the accusations helped Russia’s image by demonstrating “our incredible influence and power.”

In his most detailed comments to date on the presidential campaign, Putin said Trump “repeatedly spoke out in favor” of better relations with Russia and “we certainly appreciate it very much.” While there’s “quite sharp anti-Russian rhetoric” from the Democratic candidate, Biden has said he’s ready to extend the New START nuclear treaty or to reach a new deal limiting strategic weapons and “this is already a very serious element of our possible cooperation,” Putin said.

The Kremlin leader’s intervention comes a day after Trump announced that he has authorized the declassification of documents related to the FBI’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign. The U.S. president has denounced the allegations as a hoax, even as U.S. intelligence agencies agreed that Russia did meddle in the campaign to aid Trump, and have said that it’s doing so again to denigrate Biden.

Meanwhile, Russia’s military marked the president’s birthday by announcing the test launch at sea of one of its new hypersonic missiles. Putin has boasted of developing a new generation of strategic weapons even as Russia has urged the U.S. to agree on an extension to the New START treaty that is to expire in February.

Putin said a bipartisan consensus in the U.S. on the need to contain Russia had meant “the intentions that President Trump spoke about earlier have not been fully realized.” The Trump administration imposed or expanded sanctions 46 times on Russia, more than any previous one, he said.

Even so, Russia-U.S. trade had “grown noticeably despite all the restrictions” and joint efforts to stabilize world energy markets had also been effective, Putin said.

Sponsor Content

Sponsor Content

Man pulls a mysterious string in his attic which opens to a crawl space filled with mysterious artifacts….

Comments


Share The News
Categories
Shared Links - Audio Posts

Trump Investigations from Michael_Novakhov (124 sites): realDonaldTrump on Twitter: RT @larryelder: Comey Pleads Ignorance Regarding Problems With The Steele Dossier thejewishvoice.com/2020/10/comey-… #TrumpDerangementSyndrome #Ob…

Share The News


Michael_Novakhov
shared this story
from Global Security Review – globalsecurityreview.org.

Comey Pleads Ignorance Regarding Problems With The Steele Dossier

thejewishvoice.com/2020/10/comey-…

#TrumpDerangementSyndrome
#ObamaGate pic.twitter.com/WHf9VW1WkH



Retweeted by

Donald J. Trump (realDonaldTrump)
on Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 1:32pm

1132 likes, 406 retweets

realDonaldTrump on Twitter

Trump Investigations from Michael_Novakhov (124 sites)

The post Trump Investigations from Michael_Novakhov (124 sites): realDonaldTrump on Twitter: RT @larryelder: Comey Pleads Ignorance Regarding Problems With The Steele Dossier

thejewishvoice.com/2020/10/comey-…

#TrumpDerangementSyndrome
#Ob…
first appeared on Global Security Review – globalsecurityreview.org.


Share The News