Today is Friday, Oct 11 and these are the stories I am following.
1-Trump Minnesota rally protests get violent
President Trump unloaded on Joe and Hunter Biden over their Ukrainian business dealings in Minneapolis on Thursday evening — at one point bringing the crowd to its feet by charging that Biden’s only useful trait as vice president was his preternatural ability to “kiss Barack Obama’s ass.” Trump cited a new report in the Washington Examiner that the whistleblower at the center of Democrats’ impeachment push had worked with Biden. Outside the Target Center, the site of Trump’s rally, was a chaotic scene. Scores of Trump supporters, as well as pro-impeachment demonstrators, lined up hours before the event. At least one protester was photographed pouring milk on his face to counter the effects of pepper spray, as the chaos unfolded — with pro-Trump hats being lit on fire, as some demonstrators harassed police and assaulted Trump supporters, chanting “Lock him up!”
DML: New logo and slogan needed. How about: “Democrats. The violent party.”
2-Ukraine diplomat expected to testify in impeachment inquiry
Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. envoy to Kiev and someone President Trump has privately called “bad news,” is scheduled to sit for a potentially explosive transcribed interview with lawmakers and staff on Capitol Hill on Friday as Democrats intensify their impeachment inquiry. However, after the White House blocked U.S. Ambassador to the E.U. Gordon Sondland from testifying shortly before his planned appearance on Tuesday, it remained unclear whether Yovanovitch would appear at all.
DML: There used to be a Miller Lite commercial that claimed the beer offered: “Great taste; less filling.” If politicians made a commercial playing off the same theme, it think it would have to be: “Great drama, less results.”
3-Giuliani associates make first court appearance after arrest for campaign finance violations
Two associates of Rudy Giuliani made their initial appearance before a federal judge Thursday, less than 24 hours after they were arrested on campaign finance violations while trying to board an international flight with one-way tickets at Dulles International Airport outside Washington. Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman appeared in federal court in Alexandria, Va., to face a four-count indictment alleging that they, along with two other co-defendants, conspired to violate a ban on foreign donations and contributions in connection with federal and state elections.
DML: Dems on Thursday subpoenaed them both as part of the impeachment inquiry. Trump said Thursday he didn’t know Parnas or Fruman and hadn’t spoken with Giuliani about them – although photos posted online confirmed that the president and son Donald Trump Jr. had at least briefly met the pair.
4-Explosion reported on Iranian oil tanker
An explosion was reported Friday on an Iranian oil tanker about 60 miles off the coast of Saudi Arabia in what was being eyed as a “terrorist attack.” The tanker, which is owned by the National Iranian Oil Co., suffered serious damage, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported, according to Reuters. The tanker was located on the Red Sea near the port in Jeddah.
DML: The Middle East is revving up again, gotta love those radicals. How about we hand them all US visas?
5-Liz Cheney, others in GOP spearhead bid to sanction Turkey for Syria invasion
House GOP Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney, R.-Wyo., along with 20 Republican colleagues, said Thursday that legislation would be introduced to sanction Turkey for its military offensive against U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in northern Syria. The announcement came as Turkey’s Defense Ministry reported Thursday that more than 150 Kurdish forces have been mowed down since the assault began Wednesday.
DML: Trump has done wonders with the economy. But he’s making some massive blunders in other areas. Hands down the 3rd most ridiculously bad move made by Trump since taking office was opening the door for Turkey to invade the Kurds. The first biggest mistake was telling DACA kids he loved them, thus sparking a caravan of over a million migrants to invade the US. The 2nd biggest error was making the phone call to the Ukraine president in front of Obama operatives who now invade his White House. There are three things Trump can do to fix his current situation: (1) Tariff Mexico until the border is 100% free of migrants. (2) Call off the Turks TODAY, and (3) get some better sleep as he is making poor decisions lately. He must be sharper amid Democrats going for the kill. I suggest he stock up on DML PURE CBD 900 for better sleep, less anxiety and elimination of joint and muscle pain brought on by Democrats. Be smart, go to DMLcbd.com and Make Your Body Feel Great Again.