News Roundup 1/7/17

by | Jan 7, 2017

  • This article explains how Trump will have the ability to expose many secrets hidden by the Obama Administration. Trump could expose the memos that allowed Obama to do targeted drone strikes on American citizens, memos that expose the justification for the wars in Libya and Syria, and Trump can free up the FOIA process that has been stifled by Obama. [Link]
  • The Director of National Intelligence releases the report on Russian hacking the DNC/Podesta emails. They conclude that Russia used an information campaign to undermine the election. [Link]
  • Linked is Marcy Wheeler’s response to the DNI report on Russian hacking. While she finds the report was strong in proving Russia had the motivations to hack the DNC/Podesta emails, the report lacked credibility in all other areas. [Link]
  • Robert Perry breaks down the DNI report. Perry finds that the DNI report lacks any evidence to tie Russia to the hacks and fails to prove Russia had the motivation to leak the DNC/Podesta emails to Wikileaks. [Link]
  • Sam Biddle responds to the DNI report on Russia hacking by pointing out that the report lacks evidence [Link]
  • John McAfee breaks down the issues with the evidence that has been released suggesting that the Russian government is behind the DNC/Podesta emails. [Link]
  • Ray McGovern and William Binney conclude the DNC/Podesta emails were given to Wikileaks through leaks from insiders at the organizations and not from hacking. [Link]
  • Ben Swann breaks down the fake story published by the Washington Post claiming that Russia hacked the US power grid. [Link]
  • The Tax Foundation looks into what states Americans are moving to and what states Americans are leaving. [Link]
  • Five people are killed in a terrorist attack at the Ft. Lauderdale airport. [Link]
  • US Marines are being sent back into the Helmond Providence in Afghanistan. The Marines left the Providence as a part of the American drawdown of forces in Afghanistan two years ago. The Tablian now control most of the Providence, including the capital. [Link]
  • A terror attack on a Syrian border town kills at least 43 people. Civilians in the area claim that ISIS used a fuel tanker to cause an explosion. [Link]
  • Russia will begin to draw down its military presence in Syria. [Link]

Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, opinion editor of and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter and Connor Freeman.

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