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Elizabeth Warren Promises to Kill State Laws That Ban Locally-Owned ISPs

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Gregg Jarrett: Comey’s FBI was running a secret counterintelligence operation against Trump, new docs show

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Newly obtained documents confirm that James Comey’s FBI was running a secret and corrupt counterintelligence operation against the Trump campaign in the summer of 2016 and repeatedly deceiving the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) thereafter in order to wiretap a Trump campaign associate.

The disclosure was the result of a federal lawsuit and a year of litigation. Despite efforts by FBI Director Christopher Wray to obstruct, a federal court issued an order that forced the FBI and Department of Justice to produce the records known as “302 reports.”  They are a summary of interviews FBI agents conducted with Bruce Ohr, a top DOJ official.

These 302s show that the FBI and DOJ were warned repeatedly by Ohr that ex-British spy Christopher Steele was virulently biased against the target of their investigation, Trump.

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That bias tainted the credibility of the “dossier” Steele composed and upon which officials in the Obama administration relied when they officially launched their counterintelligence investigation on July 31, 2016.  The “dossier” was also the basis for the surveillance warrant against former Trump campaign adviser, Carter Page.

The FBI and DOJ ignored the warnings of bias and actively concealed it from the FISC. They never advised the judges that the information contained in the “dossier” was “unverified.”

They hid from the judges that it was all funded by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

The court was never told that Ohr’s wife helped cultivate some of the researched used against Trump. Having fired Steele for leaking to the media and lying about it, the FBI and DOJ represented to the judge that Steele was “reliable” when they knew he was not. They continued to rely on him months after his termination.

An apparent fraud was perpetrated on the court not once, but four times in successive warrants through June of 2017. These are dishonest, if not felonious acts.

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On July 5, 2016, Comey stood before television cameras and microphones at a nationally watched news conference.

By mangling the law and contorting the facts, he announced that he was exonerating Hillary Clinton of any crimes for her mishandling of thousands of classified documents.

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At roughly the same time, some 3,660 miles away from Washington, Comey’s FBI was meeting in a London building with Steele who conveyed the contents of his initial “dossier” memo dated June 20, 2106, with agent Michael Gaeta. When the FBI agent read the document, he was stunned and remarked, “I have to report this to headquarters.” Thus, on the same day, Comey cleared Clinton, the witch hunt against Trump began in earnest.

On July 30 Steele met with Ohr at 9 a.m. at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington.

Steele shared his “dossier” but added that the FBI already had it in its possession.

Immediately thereafter, Ohr convened a meeting with FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and the FBI lawyer who worked for him directly, Lisa Page.

The 302 reports corroborate Ohr’s congressional testimony behind closed doors that was made public in February of this year.

He told lawmakers that he specifically warned McCabe and Page that the information in the “dossier” was highly dubious and driven by a biased author who despised Trump.

He also advised that it was commissioned by Fusion GPS where his wife worked because, “I wanted the FBI to be aware of any possible bias.”

Page 125 of Ohr’s congressional transcript is especially revealing. “I told them that Steele was desperate that Donald Trump not get elected,” he stated.

He pointedly informed McCabe and Page that Trump’s political rival, the Clinton campaign, was financially underwriting the “dossier,” which would call into question its veracity because the campaign had a motive to distort or fabricate in order to damage its opponent.

Ohr testified that he cautioned the FBI, “These guys were hired by somebody relating to –who’s related to the Clinton campaign.”

In truth, the funding wasn’t merely “related” to the campaign, it was the campaign, along with the DNC. Ohr also disseminated the “dossier” to Peter Strzok and Joe Pientka at the FBI. But Ohr wasn’t done.

Shortly after the July 30 breakfast with Steele, Ohr gave the same improbable intelligence to three prosecutors at the Justice Department during another meeting.

Two of those individuals, Andrew Weissmann and Zainab Ahmad, were later hired by Robert Mueller to be a part of his assembled team of special counsel prosecutors that escalated the investigation of Trump beyond the FBI and DOJ.  They, too, were informed by Ohr that the Clinton campaign and Democrats had paid for the “dossier” and that Steele was severely biased against Trump.

Instead of investigating Clinton and her confederates for conspiring with foreigners to defraud the U.S. government or violate campaign finance laws, the FBI used the Clinton-Russian “dossier” to target Trump despite a dearth of evidence that any of it was true.

Information Laundering Scheme

Even though Steele was fired by the FBI as a confidential informant, the new 302 reports confirm that Comey’s FBI kept returning him as a source.  By using Ohr as a conduit, they continued to receive information from Steele.

This continued even after Trump was elected and inaugurated as president. Indeed, Steele kept feeding the bureau his phony information through May of 2017.

To circumvent the rules they were breaking, the FBI set up an “information laundering scheme.” Steele would feed information to Ohr, who would pass it to his “handler” Joe Pienka, who would feed it to his partner Peter Strzok, who would give it to Andrew McCabe, who would deliver it to Comey.

Similar to a “money-laundering scheme,” the complex transfer cleansed the dirty information to obscure the original source –Steele.  But the information, of course, was largely fabricated and/or the product of Russian disinformation.

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It should be remembered that a counterintelligence investigation is designed to collect evidence of foreign threats to U.S. national security. Normally, the president is the beneficiary of such information.

Here, Comey’s FBI was abusing its counterintelligence authority by using it against Trump. Moreover, Comey appears to have been lying to the president about it.

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In early 2017, he kept assuring Trump he was not being investigated. These documents show that he obviously was, well into his presidency.  And yet, the FBI had no evidence that corroborated any of Steele’s “collusion” allegations.

As John Solomon of the Hill has reported, the FBI developed a “spread-sheet like document” that was 90 percent empty of any proof. This did not deter them. They continued to investigate Trump. And when Comey was fired, he helped engineer part two of the witch hunt –the special counsel investigation.

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John Sununu: Republicans should sit back and let Democrats pick apart Biden over his gaffes

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Former Vice President Joe Biden’s gaffes on the campaign trail will cost the Democrats and help Republicans, the former White House chief of staff under President George H.W. Bush said Monday.

In an interview with “America’s Newsroom” co-host Sandra Smith, John Sununu predicted Biden’s mistakes will continue to be a problem and that “there will be a huge list by the time we get into the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary.”

Biden’s reputation as an inconsistent campaigner was reinforced at recent events in Iowa, the state that hosts the first Democratic presidential primary balloting in less than six months.

On Thursday — during a campaign speech to Hispanic and Asian voters — Biden told a crowd: “poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.” Realizing his mistake, he added: “wealthy kids, black kids, Asian kids.” On Saturday, he said that he “misspoke” and meant to say “wealthy.”

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Biden also recently confused the locations of two mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, mentioning the “tragic events in Houston” and “also in Michigan.” He quickly corrected his errors.

Most recently, he stumbled on Saturday afternoon at a forum organized by gun-control advocates. He said he had met, as vice president, with students after a mass shooting took the lives of 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Fla. However, the shooting happened in 2018 and Biden left office in January of 2017.

Sununu said Monday that remarks like these will raise doubts within the Democratic Party about whether Biden can defeat Trump.

“He will be attacked, primarily, by his primary opponents; the Republicans can sit on the sidelines and watch,” Sununu told Smith. “The Democrat Party is in a slight mode of panic. They don’t know. … In the morning they want Biden; in the evening they don’t want Biden.”

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Biden’s lapses have provided ammunition for the president, though Trump has made his own speaking gaffes. On Friday he told a gaggle of reporters at the White House, “This is not somebody you can have as your president. But, if he got the nomination, I’d be thrilled.”

On Saturday, the president tweeted: “Does anybody really believe he is mentally fit to be president? We are ‘playing’ in a very big and complicated world. Joe doesn’t have a clue!”

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FBI agents are livid that Trump is amplifying ‘bulls— theories’ about Jeffrey Epstein’s death ‘that have no basis in reality’

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‘Arrogant’ son pushes BMW given to him into river because he wanted a Jaguar

A young driver allegedly pushed this BMW he got from him parents into a river– because he wanted a Jaguar.

The man, named locally only as Akash, is alleged to have pushed the brand new car into the water after he got upset it was “too small” for him and his pals.

A video shows the car sinking beneath the water in Yamunanagar, Haryana state in northern India. It had to be pulled out using a crane and police have opened an investigation.

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Locals said that he jumped out of the vehicle just before it reached deeper water and onlookers helped him to safety.

A police official said: “The youth was arrogant and kept insisting that he be given a Jaguar as a BMW is a little small for him and his friends inside.

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“We would do a preliminary investigation but this seems to be a personal matter. We will proceed according to the law.”

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The lad’s father said, “I wanted to give my son a birthday present. We could only afford to give him a BMW, while he kept on insisting that he be given a Jaguar. He said the vehicle was too small but we thought he will be okay.

“We never imagined he would do anything like this.”

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Job fair after ICE raids: Here's who showed up for Koch Foods plant jobs

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Two Koch Foods employees share what it was like at the plant when the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency raided Koch Foods. Barbara Gauntt, Clarion-Ledger

FOREST, Miss. – On Monday morning, the parking lot at the WIN Job Center here was full.

About 25 to 30 people showed up to apply for jobs at Koch Foods’ nearby poultry processing plant. Of those, about an equal number were black, white or Latino.

“This is what you’d normally see here,” said Dianne Bell, communications director for the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, of the job fair held between 9 and 11 a.m.

The company, one of four whose plants in small Mississippi towns were targeted by federal immigration officials on Wednesday, contacted the state employment agency the same day to request its help in hiring workers.

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The raids detained 680 mostly Latino workers in what marked the largest workplace sting in at least a decade. Of those, about 300 were given future court dates and released, but they can’t return to work.

“They reached out to us the very same day,” Bell said about the need for a job fair. 

Bell said it’s not unusual for Koch Foods to contact the department when it needs workers. 

MDES kept the media out of the jobs center, citing concern for job applicant anonymity.

“A lot of these folks don’t want to be in the spotlight, many of them don’t like people knowing they’re out of work, and others are nervous,” Bell said. 

Kamerio Whitley, a resident of the nearby town of Morton, spoke to reporters after he left the building. He said there were several positions available at the plant, including forklift operators. 

Whitley said he applied for a job working at the plant’s rehang table, where workers hang frozen chickens. 

The job starts at $12 an hour, which is decent pay for the area, Whitley said. 

“That’s not bad to start, and it can always go up,” he said. 

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Joseph Butler said he, too, found the wages attractive. He also said he liked the fact that Koch Foods pays weekly. 

Bell said MDES puts all applicants through the federal government’s E-Verify system.  All job applicants were required to have two forms of identification and a Social Security card. 

It remains unclear how so many workers without proper paperwork got jobs at the chicken plants in the first place.

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Koch Foods, based in Park Ridge, Ill., is one of the largest poultry producers in the U.S. and employs about 13,000 people, with operations in Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Ohio and Tennessee.

Although none of the people who may have been responsible for hiring the unauthorized workers have been charged, both U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of Mississippi have said employers are part of their ongoing investigation.

“HSI’s (Homeland Security Investigations) worksite enforcement efforts are equally focused on aliens who unlawfully seek work in the U.S. as well as the employers who knowingly hire them,” HSI New Orleans Special Agent in Charge Jere Miles said in a U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of Mississippi news release issued after the raids.

Koch Foods said in a statement Thursday that it screens employees through the federal government database E-Verify. Koch Foods spokesman Jim Gilliland also said the company relies on temporary workers vetted through a third-party service.

In 2018, an eight-year legal fight ended with Koch Foods agreeing to pay $3.75 million and other concessions to 11 Hispanic workers to settle two discrimination lawsuits at its Morton plant.

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Ken Cuccinelli is asked if Lady Liberty’s plaque should come down amid immigration changes

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The acting director of the Citizenship and Immigration Service office, Ken Cuccinelli, fielded question during Monday’s White House press briefing regarding new immigration regulations. One of the more pointed questions: Should the plaque on the Statue of Liberty be removed?

Cuccinelli outlined the new “public charge” rule that allows the federal government to take into account income and education while reviewing a potential immigrant’s request for a visa or green card. Officials say this will ensure that those who are granted access to the U.S. can be financially self-sufficient taxpayers who aren’t in need of federal entitlements.

CBS Radio’s Steven Portnoy asked if the new rule comes into conflict with the Statue of Liberty’s embrace of the downtrodden. He asked if the plaque should be removed.

“As long as the public charge has been in effect since the late 1800s, there’s also been, almost as long, the words at the base of the Statue of Liberty that read, ‘Give us your tired, your poor…’ You’re implementing a public charge rule for the first time,” Portnoy said. “Is that sentiment … still operative in the United States … or should the plaque come down off the statue?”

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Cucinelli said there are no plans to remove the famous plaque and cheered America’s track record as having a wide embrace.

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“Well I’m certainly not prepared to take anything down off the Statue of Liberty,” he replied. “We have a long history of being one of the most welcoming nations in the world, on a lot of bases. Whether you be an asylee, whether you be coming here to join your family, or emigrating yourself … I do not think, by any means, we’re ready to take anything off the Statue of Liberty.”

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Amelia Earhart mystery: The man who discovered the Titanic is searching for the doomed aviator’s plane

The explorer who discovered the wreck of the Titanic in 1985 has embarked on a mission to unravel the mystery of what happened to Amelia Earhart.

Dr. Robert Ballard is leading a team of experts to the remote western Pacific aboard the research vessel E/V Nautilus on a voyage to discover Earhart’s fate.

Earhart famously disappeared while attempting to fly around the world. The aviator and her navigator, Fred Noonan, vanished on July 2, 1937 during a flight from Papua New Guinea to Howland Island in the Pacific. Their fate became one of the great mysteries of the 20th century and is still hotly debated in the 21st century, as well.

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Ballard, who is president of Ocean Exploration Trust and a National Geographic explorer-at-large, is focusing the search on the remote island of Nikumaroro, a coral atoll 1,200 miles from the Marshall Islands.

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One theory is that Earhart died a castaway after landing on the island or crashing into the sea nearby. Some 13 human bones were found on Nikumaroro, also known as Gardner Island, three years after Earhart’s disappearance.

The expedition, which is backed by National Geographic, began on Aug. 7 and will last until Aug. 25. Researchers will use underwater drones to search for Earhart’s plane in the waters around the island. Fredrik Hiebert, archeologist-in-residence at the National Geographic Society, will lead a team of researchers hunting for signs of Earhart on the coral atoll that experts hope will lead to her bones.

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“We have an incredible team in place of experts, scientists and explorers who are working diligently to map out this ambitious expedition,” said former U.S. Navy officer Ballard in a statement. “Using state-of-the-art technology and decades of evidence collected in regard to her disappearance, I would say we have a real shot at rewriting history by solving one of the greatest mysteries of our time.”

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Amelia Earhart stands next to a Lockheed Electra 10E, before her last flight in 1937 from Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/File)

E/V Nautilus operations are often streamed live, although this expedition will operate as a “closed set,” until Aug. 25, according to the Nautilus Live website. The search will be featured in “Expedition Amelia,” a two-hour special to air on NationalGeographic on Oct. 20, 2019.

Fox News has reached out to National Geographic and the Ocean Exploration Trust with a request for comment on this story.

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The special will also use research conducted over the last 30 years by The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) and its director, Ric Gillespie. The group has visited Nikumaruro on a number of occasions in the search for clues and believes that Earhart died on the island.

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“Prior to TIGHAR’s hi-tech search for the plane in 2012, Bob Ballard wished us ‘fair winds, following seas and a little luck,” Gillespie told Fox News, via email.  “We wish him the same.  He has technology that allows him to look deeper than we could. In our thirty years of scientific investigation, we consider the Earhart mystery solved but everybody wants a piece of the plane.  I will be delighted if Bob Ballard proves us right.”

Gillespie, however, rates the likelihood of finding Earhart’s plane at less than 20 percent. “The reef slope at Nikumaroro is a steep, unstable mountainside strewn with boulders, cliffs and caves, and prone to underwater landslides,” he told Fox News. “There may be nothing left to find.”

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Earlier this year TIGHAR acquired film footage that it says may shed new light on Earhart’s fate. The group spent 10 years in negotiations to acquire the 16 mm movie film, which shows Earhart’s Lockheed Electra taking off from Lae in Papua New Guinea on a short test flight on July 1, 1937, and the subsequent refueling operation.

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File photo – mystery still swirls around Earhart’s disappearance. (AP)

The key detail in the film is an aluminum patch on the plane’s fuselage, which may correspond with an aluminum fragment discovered in 1991 by TIGHAR on Nikumaroro.

Last year, a scientific study also claimed to shed new light on the enduring mystery.

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Richard Jantz, an emeritus anthropology professor at the University of Tennessee, argued that bones discovered on Nikumaroro in 1940 were likely Earhart’s remains. The research contradicts a forensic analysis of the remains in 1941 that described the bones as belonging to a male. The bones, which were subsequently lost, continue to be a source of debate.

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However, there are a number of competing theories about what ultimately happened to Earhart.

While some are convinced that Nikumaroro is Earhart’s final resting place, another theory suggests that she met her end on Mili Atoll, in the Marshall Islands.

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Democrats Want to Revive a Ban on Assault Weapons

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WASHINGTON — As Congress wrestles with how to respond to a wave of mass shootings, leading Democrats are raising an idea once viewed as political suicide: reviving the ban on assault weapons, which barred Americans from purchasing certain military-style firearms for a decade until Republicans let it expire in 2004.

The idea is gaining traction on the presidential campaign trail, where former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., an architect of the original 1994 assault weapons ban, and nearly all of the other Democratic candidates have embraced it. In an opinion piece published Monday in The New York Times, Mr. Biden vowed to make the 1994 law “even stronger,” adding, “We have to get these weapons of war off our streets.”

Two centrist Democrats who flipped Republican House seats last year — Representatives Mikie Sherrill of New Jersey and Jason Crow of Colorado — also came out on Monday in favor of the ban, with an opinion piece in USA Today. Both are military veterans; Mr. Crow ousted a Republican incumbent after running on an aggressive platform of combating gun violence.

With strong opposition from Republicans, who are in charge of the Senate, and President Trump in the White House, an assault weapons ban has virtually no chance of being signed into law before 2021. Nearly 200 House Democrats are backing legislation to reinstate the ban, which is not enough to even pass the House, and voting on such a measure would be politically risky for vulnerable moderates.

Still, the push by prominent Democrats — including former President Bill Clinton, who signed the original ban into law and outlined his support for it last week in an essay in Time magazine — does force the issue onto the 2020 campaign agenda. And it demonstrates just how much the politics of gun safety have changed over the last several years — and especially the last few weeks, after the back-to-back massacres in El Paso and Dayton.

“The public has supported the assault weapons ban and they really support it when you remind them that we had it already and that these are weapons that the military uses,” said Celinda Lake, a Democratic pollster. “The intensity has always been on the anti-gun-control side. Now the intensity is shifting onto the other side and the refrain out of Dayton — which is exactly the refrain the public has — is, ‘Do something.’”

Polls show that a majority of Americans support an assault weapons ban, but the support is not bipartisan. A July poll by National Public Radio found that 57 percent of respondents were in favor of a ban on the sale of semiautomatic assault guns such as the AK-47 or the AR-15. But while 83 percent of Democrats said they were in favor of the ban, just 29 percent of Republicans supported it.

For years, the assault weapons ban was considered politically toxic for Democrats. After Mr. Clinton signed the ban into law in 1994, Democrats were trounced in the midterm elections. They lost control of the House, which they had held for 40 years, and among those who lost their seats was Speaker Tom Foley, who drew the ire of the National Rifle Association when he came out in favor of the ban and was the first sitting speaker to lose an election since 1862.

The outcome rattled Democrats, and their fears of the N.R.A. only grew after Al Gore lost the presidency to George W. Bush in 2000. Many Democrats, including Mr. Clinton, blamed the loss on Mr. Gore’s stance on gun control.

“The N.R.A. could rightly claim to have made Gingrich the House speaker,” Mr. Clinton wrote in his autobiography in 2004, referring to Newt Gingrich, the Republican who succeeded Mr. Foley.

That same year, the assault weapons ban expired. Some Democrats remain skittish about it.

“There’s still a lingering worry, but I think it’s dissipating a bit,” said Jim Kessler, vice president for policy at Third Way, a centrist Democratic organization, adding, “For probably two dozen House Democrats, it is a risky vote.”

Support for universal background checks — an idea embraced by President Trump and by Democrats and some Republicans — is much stronger. The N.P.R. poll found that 89 percent of Americans support background checks on all gun purchases, including sales at gun shows and on the internet. A bill mandating background checks has already passed the House, and Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, has said he expects the Senate to debate the issue when it returns in September.

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Trump Admin Would ‘Enthusiastically’ Support No-Deal Brexit: John Bolton

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LONDON, Aug 12 (Reuters) – The United States would enthusiastically support a no-deal Brexit if that is what the British government decided to do, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton told reporters on Monday.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants the European Union to renegotiate the terms of Britain exit ahead of an Oct. 31 exit date, but the EU says it will not alter the part of the deal Johnson says must be changed.

The impasse leaves Britain facing an exit without any formal transition period or legal agreement covering issues such as trade, data and border policy.

“If that is the decision of the British government we would support it enthusiastically,” he said.

Bolton also said Britain and the United States could agree trade deals on a sector-by-sector basis, leaving more difficult areas in the trading relationship until later.

He said the ultimate aim was a comprehensive trade deal, but highlighted that financial services could be one of the more difficult industries to reach an agreement on.(Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by William James; Editing by Alison Williams)

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