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Saudi Arabia has been helping Saudi students escape justice

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At least five Saudi college students studying in America have been arrested on serious crimes, released on bail, and subsequently fled the country, apparently with the help of Saudi officials. The report comes from the Oregonian which highlights one of the stories from 2014:

In December 2014, a university student from Saudi Arabia was arrested in Monmouth and accused of raping a classmate after giving her marijuana and shots of Jack Daniel’s.

Bail was set at a half-million dollars. The judge ordered the student, Abdulaziz Al Duways, to turn over his passport to the private defense lawyer hired to represent him, according to court records and the Polk County District Attorney’s Office.

A few days later, an official from the Royal Consulate General of Saudi Arabia in Los Angeles posted bail.

Al Duways disappeared.

Last month the Oregonian reported on a similar case that took place in 2017. A Saudi national named Abdulrahman Sameer Noorah was facing trial for hitting and killing Fallon Smart, a 15-year-old girl, with his car. Witnesses said Noorah swerved around traffic and hit Smart at close to 60 miles per hour and then fled the scene. He returned eventually and was arrested. But two weeks before his trial began, he disappeared.

The private car drove the 21-year-old Portland Community College student to a sand-and-gravel yard two miles away.

That’s where Noorah sliced off the tracking monitor he had worn around his ankle for months, according to interviews with federal authorities. He then discarded it at the scene before vanishing, leaving a victim’s family crushed and prosecutors furious and flummoxed.

Law enforcement officials now say they believe Noorah got an illicit passport and boarded a plane — likely a private carrier — to flee the country.

Despite unknowns in the ongoing investigation, officials with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Marshals Service are all but certain who helped orchestrate the remarkable escape: the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The other cases identified by the Oregonian all fit the same pattern. They were all men accused of serious crimes: rape, hit and run, child porn. They were all facing jail time and were bailed out by Saudi Arabia before disappearing. Four of the five even had the same defense attorney, someone named Ginger Mooney.

Sen. Ron Wyden has been pressing the Trump administration on what it is doing to get Noorah back so he can face justice. This looks like grandstanding connected to the Jamal Khashoggi case but Sen. Wyden has a point. There’s no extradition treaty with Saudi Arabia so once these men escape justice in the U.S., they are gone for good.

If this has happened in Oregon five times in the past several years, I have to assume it’s happening in other states as well. In fact, the Oregonian identified a similar case involving an accused rapist in Utah. This is something every state should be looking into. Saudi students don’t have diplomatic immunity and their government’s deep pockets shouldn’t be allowed to grant them a get-out-of-jail-free card any time they rape or kill a U.S. citizen.

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An American president actually had to deny he is a foreign agent

In any other time, with any other president, the spectacle of the commander in chief honking hoarsely on the White House lawn about how “I never worked for Russia,” would be the political equivalent of a five-alarm fire. Never in history has an American president been required to answer such serious, credible questions about his loyalties.

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Marilyn Monroe’s lock of hair on sale for over $16G

A 60-year-old clipping of hair that reportedly belonged to Marilyn Monroe is available for sale, Fox News has learned Monday.

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Mueller report to be ‘almost certain to be anti-climactic,’ sources tell ABC’s Karl

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report may not be as shocking as it has been built up to be – at least according to ABC News White House correspondent Jonathan Karl.

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Who is Venezuela’s Juan Guaido, the new rival to Maduro?

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This weekend we looked at the welcome news that both the United States and the Organization of American States had joined numerous other nations in condemning the administration of Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro, declaring his presidency illegitimate and supporting the National Congress in that country. Owing to provisions in the Venezuelan constitution (or what’s left of it after Maduro basically gutted it), if the tyrant was actually found to be illegitimate and removed from office, that would mean that the leader of the National Congress would be in a position to assume the presidency. That person is Juan Guaido. (Full name: Juan Gerardo Guaidó Márquez.)

As I mentioned yesterday, Guaido has already stated that he is “ready” to take control, but there’s still the pesky matter of getting Maduro out of office first. No sooner had he made the announcement than federal officials tracked him down, dragged him out of his vehicle and took him into custody. In a stroke of good fortune, Guaido was released later that same night, but given Maduro’s track record, that situation may not last for long.

But let’s just imagine for a moment that Maduro could be removed, either through a popular uprising or a military coup. What sort of leader would the Venezuelan people be getting with Juan Guaido in charge? The Associated Press has dug into the man’s history and offers a few clues.

An industrial engineer who cut his political teeth in a student protest movement a decade ago, he was elected to the National Assembly in 2015, and in its first session this year was named its leader…

However, the perils of tangling with Maduro are no laughing matter. Shortly after he was elected head of the National Assembly, the rival constitutional assembly controlled by Maduro’s allies threatened Guaido and others with an investigation for treason…

The architect of Guaido’s meteoric rise is Leopoldo Lopez, Venezuela’s most popular opposition leader, who is muzzled under house arrest and considered by government opponents to be a political prisoner.

At a time when many had written off the National Assembly, which was stripped of its last bit of power after the government set up the rival constitutional assembly in 2017, Lopez maneuvered behind the scenes for his Popular Will party to assume the presidency of the gutted legislature.

So Guaido is a young guy at 35 years of age. In fact, that’s very young to be elected president of the National Assembly in his first elected term, leapfrogging over literally hundreds of more senior members of the opposition parties. He’s also been the recipient of a big leg up from a powerful benefactor and numerous, more conservative supporters from outside the country.

That doesn’t mean that having Guaido replace Maduro would suddenly turn Venezuela into some sort of democracy-loving capitalist paradise. Plenty of people in the opposition parties were fine with socialism, provided it benefited them. They just became disillusioned after first Chavez and then Maduro took them deeper and deeper into corruption and failure. Still, he would have to be an improvement over the current situation and might at least get the nation’s agriculture and oil companies back into operation and stabilize the currency.

All of this is still pure speculation, however. Maduro has powerful allies both inside Venezuela and in foreign nations including Russia and China. The military has not shown any signs of seriously considering a coup and street protests by the people have thus far done nothing to move Maduro toward the exit. And as far as Guaido’s official position goes, Maduro’s hand-picked judges on the country’s highest court have helped him scrap large portions of the constitution and strip the National Assembly of its power. Until those situations change, Guaido’s popularity isn’t going to translate to any actual change in the nation’s fortunes.

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