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President Donald Trump walks with first lady Melania Trump walk along the inauguration day parade route after being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)

Israel could attempt to kill Trump if he doesn’t fall in line: Analyst

We reserve judgement but Mark Glenn argues that frustrated by Clinton’s defeat, Israel may try to assassinate Trump if he doesn’t comply with their demands

New White House Press Secretary SLAMS News Media For Coverage Of The Inauguration

New White House Press Secretary SLAMS News Media For Coverage Of The Inauguration

The first Trump Administration press briefing

Trump’s Declaration of War

Trump’s Declaration of War

President Trump’s brief inaugural speech was a declaration of war against the entirety of the American Ruling Establishment. Paul Craig Roberts explains

“The DNC Emails Were Leaked” Obama Takes Parting Shot At Brennan, Clapper, Clinton

He began his term of office with the promise of change but ends it on a bitter, divisive note

Storm clouds gather as hurricane Trump prepares to hit White House

Storm clouds gather as hurricane Trump prepares to hit White House

From the Daily Mail, edited and abridged by Lasha Darkmoon with additional notes and comments

Trump Press Secretary: Alternative Media,Bloggers To Become Part Of Press Corps

Trump Press Secretary: Alternative Media,Bloggers To Become Part Of Press Corps

White House press briefings may be relocated to a bigger room to accomodate bloggers and alternative media reporters. Includes video

CIA Director John Brennan

Donald Trump does not understand the threat Russia poses, CIA chief warns

Actually John Brennan’s “warning” may be a veiled threat. The real danger may come not from Russia but the CIA itself. Includes videos

Jared Kushner fired me over Israel ten years ago

Jared Kushner fired me over Israel ten years ago

What sort of advice will Jared Kushner give Donald Trump? Philip Weiss, who worked for Kushner for a year, has some personnel insight into the man

Trump’s Foreign-Policy Appointees Are Set to Provoke War With Iran

Trump may try to avoid conflict with Moscow but with so many Iran hawks in his administration conflict that wont be so easy with Tehran. And if that happens Russia could still step in to assist its ally across the Caspian

‘Fake news and a political witch hunt': Trump denies claims he was told of Russian blackmail file

Dossier claimed Russians purport to have footage showing Trump ordered prostitutes to commit sex acts at a hotel used by the president and first lady ‘whom he hated’

Maria Zakharova. Click to enlarge

Russian Foreign Ministry: Entire World ‘Disgusted’ by Obama’s Disastrous Foreign Policy

The Obama administration has been an unmitigated disaster for human rights, says Russian spokeswoman Maria Zakharova

Trump suggests he would ditch F-35 in favor of alternate plane

President-elect has reportedly “asked Boeing to price-out a comparable F-18 Super Hornet!”

Freedom Rider: Syria, Russia and American Desperation

If it is true that Trump is a fascist he won’t be the first one in the White House. His predecessor fits that description just as well

Making Sense of Trump

To better understand what the future may hold with Trump as president, we should concentrate on what we know for certain – his team.

US Intel Vets Dispute Russia Hacking Claims

Intelligence veterans claim Clinton email disclosures are not the result of Russian hacking but insider leaks

U.S. intelligence officials claim: Putin ‘PERSONALLY ordered the election hack as part of a vendetta against Hillary Clinton’

Thing is these claims are coming from the very same quarters that once echoed claims about Saddam’s WMD

Murray suggested that John Podesta's emails might be 'of legitimate interest to the security services' in the U.S., due to his communications with Saudi Arabia lobbyists and foreign officials. Click to enlarge

Ex-British ambassador who is now a WikiLeaks operative claims Russia did NOT provide Clinton emails

Craig Murray claims the emails were handed to him by “disgusted” Democratic Party insiders in a Washington park

Rex Tillerson. Click to enlarge

Trump picked Tillerson for tough new Iran policy

Debkafile reports that the incoming administration is looking to revise the Iran nuclear deal. If Tehran refuses to accept the revised accord new sanction will follow

Tillerson’s Assault on Scouting

Tillerson’s Assault on Scouting

Trump’s choice of Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State should set alarm bells ringing. Timothy Birdnow explains

Peter Van Buren: Freedom’s Just Another Word

This is an attempted coup as sure as it would be if there were tanks on the White House lawn. The CIA might as well have tried to shoot Trump during his next trip to Dallas.