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‘Credibility? Please.’: Pompeo slams Bolton for questioning his credibility over Trump transition comments

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Former Trump National Security Advisor, John Bolton, said Secretary of state Mike Pompeo has “eviscerated his credibility’ by claiming there will be a “smooth transition to a second Trump administration.”

During a news conference Tuesday, Pompeo suggested that Trump may ultimately defeat Joe Biden in the presidential election.

Pompeo’s comment angered many, including Bolton who spoke about the news conference on CNN on Wednesday.

“I think its delusional for Mike to say that,” said Bolton.

Bolton is the author of The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir, which came under fire after it was alleged to have contained classified information.

“Defendant Bolton has gambled with the national security of the United States. He has exposed his country to harm and himself to civil (and potentially criminal) liability,” said Judge Royce Lamberth of the D.C. District Court, which Pompeo cited in a response to Bolton on Twitter Thursday.

Bolton worked with Trump from 2018 to 2019, when he was fired amid fundamental disputes over how to handle major foreign policy challenges.

The 17-month partnership had grown very tense. The men could not come to an agreement on many things, including how they parted ways. Trump announced via Twitter that he had fired the adviser while Bolton insisted he resigned.

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New York City Dems Push Law to Allow 800,000 Non-Citizens to Vote in Municipal Elections

The New York City Council will vote on December 9 on a law to allow green-card holders and residents with work permits to vote in municipal elections

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New York’s Democratic party is battling over the constitutionality of voter laws. On December 9, the New York City Council will vote on a law to allow green-card holders and residents with work permits to vote in municipal elections.

“Around 808,000 New York City residents who have work permits or are lawful permanent residents would be eligible to vote under the legislation, which has the support of 34 of 51 council members, a veto-proof majority” reports Fox News.

“It’s important for the Democratic Party to look at New York City and see that when voting rights are being attacked, we are expanding voter participation,” Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, a sponsor of the bill and Democrat who represents the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, told the New York Times. Rodriguez immigrated from the Dominican Republic and became a U.S. citizen in 2000.

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Laura Wood, Chief Democracy Officer for the mayor’s office, said at a hearing on the bill in September that the law could violate the New York State Constitution, which states that voters must be U.S. citizens age 18 or older.

Mayor Bill de Blasio indicated he could veto the bill following the September hearing.
“We’ve done everything that we could possibly get our hands on to help immigrant New Yorkers—including undocumented folks—but…I don’t believe it is legal,” de Blasio told WNYC radio at the time.

Mayor-elect Eric Adams, however, submitted testimony to the September hearing in favor of the bill. “In a democracy, nothing is more fundamental than the right to vote and to say who represents you and your community in elected office…Currently, almost one million New Yorkers are denied this foundational right.”

The legislation was first introduced two years ago, but had not yet gained traction due to the legal concerns.

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