50 Former Republican National Security Officials endorse Biden W/UPDATE

as you can read here They have served in Republican administrations from Reagan through Trump. They have issued a joint statement that gives their very strong reasons for their actions. They begin with this stark statement: We are profoundly concerned about our nation’s security and standing in the world under the leadership of Donald Trump….

State Dept. Officials Break Into China's Houston Consulate

Article 27 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations: 1. In the event of the severance of consular relations between two States: (a) the receiving State shall, even in case of armed conflict, respect and protect the consular premises, together with the property of the consular post and the consular archives; . . . 2….

National Security Officials Are Concerned About Trump's Phone Calls

New reporting from CNN: From pandering to Putin to abusing allies and ignoring his own advisers, Trump's phone calls alarm US officials In hundreds of highly classified phone calls with foreign heads of state, President Donald Trump was so consistently unprepared for discussion of serious issues, so often outplayed in his conversations with powerful leaders…

Report: U.S. officials believe Iran accidentally shot down Ukrainian jetliner

From Steven Portnoy, a reporter with CBS Radio: x BREAKING: @CBSNews has learned US officials are now confident Iran shot down a Ukrainian jetliner with 176 people on board. Sources say US intelligence picked detected infrared blips of two missile launches, followed by the blip of an explosion.— Steven Portnoy (@stevenportnoy) January 9, 2020 That’s…