Ex-CIA analyst on why he predicted John Bolton’s firing

Ex-CIA analyst John Kiriakou discusses why he accurately predicted John Bolton’s ouster as National Security Adviser; who might replace him; and the Democratic leadership’s anemic response.

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Are Jeffrey Epstein’s secrets buried with him?

The prison death of convicted pedophile and financier Jeffrey Epstein raises concerns that the mysteries surrounding his case — including whether he worked with US intelligence, who his criminal accomplices were, and whether anyone will be held to account for his crimes — will be resolved.

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Embassy insider exposes CNN lies about Julian Assange

A “bombshell” CNN report claimed to show how Wikileaks founder Julian Assange published stolen Democratic Party emails in 2016 in cooperation with the Russian government from his place of refuge in Ecuador’s London embassy. Ecuadorian diplomat Fidel Narváez — who served in the embassy throughout Assange’s stay — says that CNN’s report was error-ridden and defamatory.

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‘Go to hell’: Venezuelan coup leader Ricardo Hausmann stages WhatsApp meltdown when confronted with his own hypocrisy and lack of transparency

Over the course of an entire day, Venezuelan coup leader Ricardo Hausmann melted down on WhatsApp after I confronted him about his hypocritical financial dealings and opacity. Hausmann has accepted speaking fees from repressive governments like Saudi Arabia while slamming banks that did business in Venezuela.

By Anya Parampil

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Was the imprisonment of Iranian-American journalist Marzieh Hashemi spun into expanded US sanctions?

The relationship between former Air Force analyst-turned-Iranian spy Monica Witt and Hashemi – who was jailed by US authorities this January – is at the center of one of the Trump administration’s most bizarre sanctions designations.

By Max Blumenthal

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Golpistas occidentales lanzan campaña para culpar a Evo Morales por incendios en la Amazonía

Mientras Bolsonaro de Brasil permite a los terratenientes de élite incinerar el Amazonas, agentes profesionales de cambio de régimen como Jhanisse Vaca Daza buscan redirigir la culpa de los incendios al gobierno izquierdista de Bolivia, cuyo presidente Evo Morales enfrenta elecciones en octubre.

Por Wyatt Reed

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The Citgo conspiracy: Opposition figures accuse Guaidó officials of ‘scam’ to liquidate Venezuela’s most prized international asset

Venezuela’s opposition has long accused the Bolivarian government of corruption and mismanagement. But with Citgo on the verge of liquidation, Guaidó’s officials are too incompetent — or too devious — to save it.

By Anya Parampil
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‘Free Julian Assange!’ say Roger Waters, John Pilger, and British MP Chris Williamson

Legendary musician Roger Waters sang “Wish You Were Here” in honor of Julian Assange, at a public concert outside the British Home Office. He was joined by journalist John Pilger and UK MP Chris Williamson in calling for the imprisoned Wikileaks publisher to be freed, and not extradited to the US.

Video edited by Ben Norton

Footage by Mohamed Elmaazi and Drew McFadyen

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Meet the militantly pro-Israel Trump official directing the economic war on Iran

From her influential post at the Treasury Department, Sigal Mandelker has vowed to defend “our great partner, Israel” by sanctioning Iran. Her actions have resulted in FBI interrogations of US citizens who attended a conference in Iran and the likely liquidation of a bank that partnered with the US government.

By Max Blumenthal

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