The US is withholding crucial evidence in the Assange case from his defense team. [Link]
Peter Thiel’s Palantir gets a $111 million contract to provide software to the Army. [Link]
The 2020 NDAA includes a requirement of Trump to sanction the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. The bill also gives $300 million in military assistance to Ukraine in 2020. $100 million will be lethal aid. This will include Javalin anti-tank missiles and possibly anti-ship missiles. [Link]
Twenty million dollars of the $20 million in military aid allotted to Ukraine in the 2019 budget has not yet been spent. [Link]
Five sources say Erik Prince traveled to Venezuela to meet with officials close to Maduro. [Link]
Wikileaks publishes more evidence that that OPCW lied in their report on Douma in an attempt to blame Assad for a gas attack. [Link]
The Senate confirms John Sullivan as ambassador to Russia. [Link]
The EU extends sanctions on Russia for another six months. [Link]
North Korea says it carried out another test at its satellite site. [Link]
The US Envoy to North Korea makes it clear that the US is not taking Kim Jong-un’s end of year deadline seriously. The envoy also said Kim needs to reach out to restart talks. [Link]
The US says it is taking a brief pause in talks with the Taliban because of the Taliban’s attack on the Bagram base. [Link]
During the attack on the Bagram base, the Taliban entered a nearby hospital. The US bombed the hospital, saying they had no other choice. [Link]
Trump is expected to announce a 4,000 troop level reduction in Afghanistan. [Link]
A Taliban insider attack kills 25 Afghan government soldiers. [Link]
The Senate passes a resolution recognizing the Armenia genocide. [Link]
Turkey threatens to close the Incirlik Airbase over US threats of sanctions and position on the Armenian genocide. The airbase houses US nukes. [Link]
Turkey and Libya more forward with a military agreement for Turkey to provide support for the UN-backed government in Libya. The Turkish parliament must approve the agreement that could include sending Turkish troops to Libya. [Link]
US News LA’s mayor says the city will cut power and sewer services to family homes where lockdowns are violated. [Link] Trump’s Operation Legend is expanding its deployment of federal police to St. Louis and Memphis. [Link] Foreign Policy Trump’s Envoy to Iran, Brian...
2020 Joe Biden calls for more funding for police. [Link] Susan Rice is emerging as a top choice for Biden's vice president. [Link] Iowa restores voting rights to felons who have completed their sentence. [Link] US News Senator Rand Paul introduces a bill that will...
US News Border Patrol raided an aid camp for migrants in the Arizona desert run by No More Deaths. Thirty illegal immigrants were arrested. The group believes the aid camp was targeted because No More Deaths published negative information about Border Patrol. [Link]...
US News Trump sets a September 15th deadline for a US company to acquire TikTok or the platform will be banned in the US. Trump added that the company that buys TikTok should pay the US Treasury for facilitating the deal. [Link] Homeland Security seized $2 billion...
US News On Friday, the Trump administration signaled TikTok would be banned. However, Microsoft is in plans to buy the US version of TikTok. Facebook is set to launch its own version of TikTok. [Link] Trump tweets Homeland Security will not leave Portland until local...
US News Trump tweets that universal mail-in voting will create mass voter fraud. He added, "Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???" [Link] Twitter says the Bitcoin scam hack was carried out after a spear-phishing attack against...