We have been told the CDC Director has resigned after it was learned that CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald bought tobacco and healthcare stocks while leading the nation’s public health agency, according to Politico, purchases that raise a red flag considering the CDC’s mission to curb smoking.
Her purchases include between $1,001 and $15,000 of Japan Tobacco, between $1,001 and $15,000 each in Merck & Co., Bayer and Humana, and between $15,001 and $50,000 in U.S. Food Holding Co.
Fitzgerald, a Trump appointee, was already under scrutiny for financial holdings that have prevented her from testifying before Congress on many issues, including the opioid crisis and cancer detection.
“This morning Secretary Azar accepted Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald’s resignation as Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Fitzgerald owns certain complex financial interests that have imposed a broad recusal limiting her ability to complete all of her duties as the CDC Director. Due to the nature of these financial interests, Dr. Fitzgerald could not divest from them in a definitive time period.
“After advising Secretary Azar of both the status of the financial interests and the scope of her recusal, Dr. Fitzgerald tendered, and the Secretary accepted, her resignation. The Secretary thanks Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald for her service and wishes her the best in all her endeavors.”
Donald Trump Tweets “Very Nice Note” from North Korea
The romance between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un appears to be going strong, with the president revealing he received a “very nice note” from the dictator.
Mr Trump tweeted a copy of the letter, dated 6 July, the day that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo landed in Pyongyang.
“Great progress being made!” he said.
A very nice note from Chairman Kim of North Korea. Great progress being made! pic.twitter.com/6NI6AqL0xt
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 12, 2018
The note from Kim comes after Mr Trump reportedly sent a special gift over for Kim with Mr Pompeo — a copy of Elton John’s “Rocket Man”. The gift was in-joke between the two, in reference to Mr Trump’s “Little Rocket Man” gibe of last year.
Mr Trump supposedly asked Kim in their historic June meeting in Singapore if he knew the song, but Kim didn’t. The president also reportedly wrote a message on the CD and signed it.
In Kim’s letter, he describes the June 12 summit, and the resulting joint statement agreed by both sides, as the “start of a meaningful journey”.
“I firmly believe that the strong will, sincere efforts and unique approach of myself and Your Excellency Mr President aimed at opening up a new future between the DPRK and the US will sure surely come to fruition,” he wrote.
“I deeply appreciate the energetic and extraordinary efforts made by Your Excellency Mr President for the improvement of relations between the two countries and the faithful implementation of the joint statement.”
But the North Korean leader called on his counterpart to take “practical actions” to build trust.
“The invariable trust and confidence in Your Excellency Mr President will be further strengthened in the future process of taking practical actions,” he said.
Trump Makes Fool of Himself Already During NATO Breakfast
Trump didn’t waste time making a total and complete fool of himself. During a NATO Breakfast which was supposed to be a lighthearted talk between leaders, he said anything he could that didn’t make sense and embarrassed himself left and right.
Somehow, Trump thinks Germany is being held captive by Russia. How?
“We have to be talking about the billions and billions of dollars that’s being paid to the country that we’re supposed to be protecting you against. Everybody’s talking about it, all over the world. They’ll say, ‘well wait a minute, we’re supposed to be protecting you from Russia.’ But why you pay billions of dollars to Russia for energy? Why are countries in NATO, mainly Germany, having a large percentage of their energy needs paid to Russia, and taken care of by Russia? Now if you look at it, Germany is a captive of Russia.”
Absolutely no one there knew what he was talking about, and even John Kelly, Trump’s own Chief of Staff couldn’t hold back his embarrassment. Visibly displeased by his boss’s strange behavior, he even facepalmed a few times.
Trump Wants to Deport 100,000 Citizens Next Year to Prevent Voting
According to reports, Trump isn’t stopping his anti-immigrant agenda, and it’s going to get worse: he is going to start deporting American Citizens who have been naturalized with a new task force. The claim is that they received their citizenship fraudulently, and should have it revoked. However, as most people pointed out, it’s only targeting Hispanics.
This has been used in the past for German Nazis who hid in the United States, but this time it’s going to be only for Mexicans.
A source within DHS said that they have flagged already “thousands of citizens” and that that orders from the White House are clear: deport hundreds of thousands within the next year in Southern California before the elections in 2020.
They are creating the Office in Southern California, and moving and hiring Spanish speaking agents there. There is no sign whatsoever that this new “task force” is doing anything but targeting Americans of Mexican descent.
In 2015 he said he was going to have stormtroopers, a “deportation force” that would round up 11 million people.
He wasn’t joking.
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