Yesterday r/The_Donald got banned by Reddit. Not so easy for the rest of us.
In 2017, we used subreddit algebra to dissect r/The_Donald and filter out commenters’ interest in politics. The results supported the theory that at least a subset of Trump’s supporters were motivated by racism. (*On Monday, Reddit banned r/The_Donald.) https://t.co/bAPK4qOAQ8 pic.twitter.com/8OVaqQ4Fhe
— FiveThirtyEight (@FiveThirtyEight) June 30, 2020
Trump will probably keep his Secret Service protection after he leaves office, but one wonders whether they will prevent him from being arrested.
Iran has issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol for help in detaining US President Donald Trump and dozens of others it believes carried out the drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad.
Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr said on Monday that Trump, along with more than 30 others Iran accuses of involvement in the January 3 attack that killed General Qassem Soleimani, face “murder and terrorism charges”, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported.
Alqasimehr did not identify anyone else sought other than Trump, but stressed Iran would continue to pursue his prosecution even after his presidency ends.
I’m not sure that the White House’s portrayal of Trump as an oblivious commander in chief who is kept in the dark about key intelligence is the defense of his conduct they think it is
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 30, 2020
Senate Republicans are vowing to get to the bottom of bombshell reports that Russia offered bounties to Afghan militants for targeted killings of U.S. troops overseas — and suggesting that retaliation against Moscow may be in order.
Key committee chairs made clear on Monday that they will press the White House for answers about the intelligence assessments, and GOP senators pushed President Donald Trump to exact severe punishments on the Kremlin if the claims are true — even as the president asserts that he was never briefed on the matter.
“I want to understand how it’s conceivably possible that the president didn’t know. How does that possibly happen?” Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) said. “Number two, what is their plan to make sure that our enemies know that if you target American servicemen and women, the consequences are going to be draconian? And right now, I want to hear their plan for Taliban and GRU agents in body bags.” GRU refers to Russia’s military intelligence agency.
Senators have already proposed harsh repercussions, including imposing new sanctions and designating Moscow as a state sponsor of terrorism — a step the Trump administration has thus far refused to take.
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) June 30, 2020
— JulAllen (@allen_jul) June 28, 2020
What are you going to do about the Russians who paid cash rubles for killing American soldiers in Afghanistan? https://t.co/oKXxQLih7C
— KT Counter Intelligence (@KremlinTrolls) June 30, 2020