On Thursday’s episode of “The Sara Carter Show,” Former Trump campaign advisor Carter Page first reacted to the news of former FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith’s guilty plea before a federal court this week. Clinesmith could face up to six months in prison for altering the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants used to spy on Page in order to obtain dirt on the Campaign, which he admitted to before the Judge.
Page told Carter of Clinesmith’s plea, “Sara, to me and I think, as you’ve been correctly reporting accurately for years now. I’m still not sure now why you haven’t received a Pulitzer prize for your incredible work whereas a lot of people from the New York Times and Washington Post have, but… as you’ve been saying for a long time, there’s a lot more to come.”
He added, “And I think what’s really nice about what happened last Friday. It really was a turning point. And if you read those five pages in the charging document against Mr. Clinesmith and the elements to that… there’s a lot of interesting clues and… having lived through it, I know there’s a lot more interesting clues as well… This is definitely another indication that there should be so much more to come.”
Moreover, Page says he’s feeling more “optimistic” about what’s to come from U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation into the now-debunked ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.
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Trump: Tanks to Ukraine could escalate to use of ‘NUKES’
Former President Donald Trump stated bluntly on Truth Social, “FIRST COME THE TANKS, THEN COME THE NUKES. Get this crazy war ended, NOW. So easy to do!”
Trump was referring to the escalation of war in Ukraine. He, like many other commentators and lawmakers, are warning that the decision to continue sending weapons – and now tanks – could potentially lead to the use of “nuclear weapons.”
It’s mission creep and it’s dangerous, they say.
Why? Because Russian President Valdimir Putin has indicated in two different speeches that he would use nuclear weapons to defend Russia, if needed. Those warnings are not just bluster but a very real possibility.
And the escalation of war is visible.
Russia launched 55 missiles strikes across Ukraine Thursday, leaving 11 dead. The strikes come one day after the United States and Germany agreed to send tanks to Ukraine in an effort to aide the country. 47 of the 55 missiles were shot down according to Ukraine’s Air Force command.
Eleven lives were lost and another 11 were injured additionally leaving 35 buildings damaged in the wake of the attacks. According to The New York Times, Denys Shmyhal, said in a post on Telegram. “The main goal is energy facilities, providing Ukrainians with light and heat,” he said.
Ukraine is now demanding that they need F-16 fighter jets. In a post on twitter Ukrainian lawmaker, Oleksiy Goncharenko said, “Missiles again over Ukraine. We need F16.”
Morning. Missiles again over Ukraine. We need F16.
— Oleksiy Goncharenko (@GoncharenkoUa) January 26, 2023
The US has abstained from sending advanced jets in the chances that a volatile decision could foster more dangerous attacks like former President Trump’s post on Truth referred to. If the US did authorize the decision to lend Ukraine the F-16 jets Netherlands’ foreign minister, Wopke Hoekstra, would be willing to supply them. According to The New York Times, Hoekstra told Dutch lawmakers, “We are open-minded… There are no taboos.”
F-16 fighter jets are complex to work on, they are not the average aircraft that can be learned in a matter of weeks. It can take months for pilots to learn how to fly these birds. European and US officials have the concern that Ukrainian forces could potentially use the jets to fly into Russian airspace and launch attacks on Russian soil.
Western allies are trying to avoid such a provocation, because that could lead to nuclear warfare in reference to what Putin has said he would do to defend his country.
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