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22 июня, 12:59

Democrats Push White House To Explain Why Jared Kushner Still Has Security Clearance

House Oversight Committee Democrats want to know why President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, still has security clearance ― even after it was alleged he failed to disclose contacts with foreign officials, including Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. The 18 Democrats on the committee penned a letter to White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus Wednesday, seeking records on security clearance and his access to classified information of Kushner, a close adviser to the president who flew to Israel this week in an attempt to broker peace in the Middle East. “We have serious concerns about whether the White House is properly safeguarding classified information,” the letter begins. BREAKING: Dems to #WhiteHouse: Explain Why #Kushner’s Clearance Has Not Been Suspended During Ongoing Investigation. https://t.co/RtRVFE2mUS— House OversightDems (@OversightDems) June 21, 2017 The Democrats say Kushner had “failed to disclose contacts with dozens of foreign officials on his security clearance application,” including at least three interactions with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the U.S. Their letter questions why Kushner’s security clearance had not been revoked in light of this report. “In general, when there are credible allegations that employees may be unfit to continue accessing classified information, security clearances are supposed to be suspended while the allegations are investigated,” the document reads. Kushner has not been identified as a target of the FBI investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election, but Senate investigators are reportedly negotiating a time to interview him.  In an interview with CNN on Wednesday, Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) said Kushner’s security clearance should “absolutely” be suspended until the Russia probe is concluded.  Should Kushner’s security clearance be suspended?Quigley: “Absolutely,” there are other concerns I can’t get into https://t.co/dPXnu6QTHQ— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) June 21, 2017 In their letter this week, the Democrats also requested that the White House release documents related to the security clearance of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who resigned in February for discussing U.S. sanctions against Russia with Kislyak. The letter questioned why Flynn also retained his security clearance even after he was accused of lying about his discussions with the Russian ambassador.  “General Flynn was allowed to stay in his position for 18 days after the [then] Acting Attorney General [Sally Yates] warned the White House about General Flynn’s action, but neither the President nor any other White House official has explained why he was allowed to continue holding a security clearance during that period,” the letter states.  The White House has yet to comment on the requests. House Democrats cannot force Trump’s administration to revoke Kushner’s security clearance, ABC News notes. As for whether the White House will even respond to the letter, NPR painted a bleak picture on Wednesday. The Trump administration has ignored 260 letters from House Democrats to date, the outlet reported, and has been leaning on a recent Justice Department opinion which states that only committee chairs have the authority to ask federal agencies for information on what they’re doing. This excludes most of Congress, including many Republicans and all Democrats, NPR said.  Republican Senator Charles Grassley, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, skewered the opinion in a letter to President Trump sent earlier this month.  “Oversight brings transparency, and transparency brings accountability,” said Grassley. “And, the opposite is true. Shutting down oversight requests doesn’t drain the swamp, Mr. President. It floods the swamp.”   type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related... + articlesList=59480d22e4b07499199dad48,594ad8ede4b01cdedf00113b,59137a16e4b0bc71ddae9c70,590cfc6ce4b0104c734f27db,59372869e4b0ce1e7408b27a -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

22 июня, 08:19

Леонид Савин: «Иран – на стороне России»

Встречали, как всегда, хорошо, потому что я не первый раз в Исламской республике Иран. Только в этом году был дважды. В стране развиваются города. Строится много высотных зданий, дорог. Дороги, кстати, идеальные. Условия для развития туризма прекрасные. Между прочим, если зайти в наши супермаркеты, то можно купить иранские продукты – разное печенье, финики. Иран крупный производитель экзотических фруктов. Но при этом заинтересован в покупке у России пшеницы. Вообще страна интересная и для нас необычная.

22 июня, 07:11

Алло, мы ищем таланты: Трамп нуждается в эффективных политологах

Ассистенты американского лидера Дональда Трампа ищут талантливых специалистов в области политики, которые могли бы добиться продвижения в исполнении обещаний главы государства, а также пресечь все выпады в его сторону.

22 июня, 05:25

США - Ближний Восток: попытка "перезагрузки"?

Cтарший советник американского президента и по совместительству его зять Джаред Кушнер прибыл в среду в Израиль. Его общение с Беньямином Нетаньяху –

22 июня, 05:19

Зять Трампа обсудил с Аббасом запуск урегулирования на Ближнем Востоке

Пресс-служба Белого дома сообщила, что в Рамалле прошли переговоры старшего советника и зятя президента США Джареда Кушнера с президентом Палестины Махмудом Аббасом.

22 июня, 03:59

Зять Трампа провел переговоры с Израилем и Палестиной

Старший советник и зять президента США Дональда Трампа Джаред Кушнер встретился с премьер-министром Израиля Биньямином Нетаньяху и президентом Палестины Махмудом Аббасом. Кушнер прибыл в регион, где присоединился к спецпредставителю США на международных переговорах Джейсону Гринблатту. Кушнер провел первый самостоятельный раунд консультаций с израильским и палестинским руководством, передает ТАСС со ссылкой на Haaretz. Нетаньяху принял американцев в Иерусалиме. Он напомнил о визите Трампа, заявив, что это была «историческая поездка, которая произвела неизгладимое впечатление на народ Израиля». Встреча Кушнера с властями Израиля продлилась около двух часов. Ни Кушнер, ни Нетаньяху не сделали заявлений для прессы по итогам переговоров. После встречи с израильским руководством Кушнер направился в Рамаллу на встречу с Аббасом. Как сообщила пресс-служба Белого дома, обе встречи были продуктивными, стороны подтвердили стремление к миру между израильтянами и палестинцами, признав, что на это потребуется время. Американская сторона в Иерусалиме признала «критически важную роль, которую Израиль играет в обеспечении безопасности в регионе», а в Рамалле – «необходимость обеспечения благоприятных экономических возможностей для палестинцев и крупных инвестиций в палестинскую экономику». Теперь Кушнер и Гринблатт вернутся в Вашингтон. О переговорах они проинформируют Трампа, его советника по нацбезопасности Герберта Макмастера и главу Госдепа Рекса Тиллерсона. В мае Трамп совершил свое первое зарубежное турне, в ходе которого он посетил Ближний Восток.

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22 июня, 03:12

Демократы недоумевают, почему зятю Трампа сохраняют доступ к секретным данным

Конгрессмены-демократы выражают недоумение в связи с тем, что зять президента США и его старший советник Джаред Кушнер продолжает иметь доступ к секретной информации. Напомним, сотрудника Белого дома обвинили в том, что он встречался с российским послом Сергеем Кисляком, однако не сообщил об этом администрации. Кроме того, ряд СМИ сообщил, что зять президента якобы предлагал российскому дипломату создать секретный канал связи между США и РФ. — Непонятно, почему господин Кушнер продолжает иметь доступ к секретной информации с учётом того, что в связи с обвинениями проводится расследование, — говорится в письменном обращении 18 демократов к главе аппарата сотрудников Белого дома Рейнсу Прибасу.

22 июня, 01:37

Trump's son-in-law launches Middle East peace effort

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, met Israeli and Palestinian leaders on Wednesday to try to revive long-fractured Middle East peacemaking that Washington acknowledged will take some time.

22 июня, 01:21

Mr. Nasdaq Goes to Washington

Mr. Nasdaq Goes to Washington

22 июня, 00:37

Советники Трампа признали в Израиле, что мирный процесс не ускорится

Советники президента США Дональда Трампа во главе с его зятем Джаредом Кушнером признали на переговорах с премьер-министром Израиля Биньямином Нетаньяху, что запланированный Трампом мирный процесс потребует времени, сообщает Белый дом. Ранее для проведения переговоров с Израилем и Палестиной в регион прибыли сам Джаред Кушнер и помощник президента Джейсон Гринблатт. Также в переговорах принимает участие посол США в Израиле Дэвид Фридман, передает «РИА Новости».

22 июня, 00:31

Trump's son-in-law Kushner has 'productive' talks with Israel PM

U.S. President Donald Trump's senior advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner had a "productive" meeting with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Wednesday, the White House said.…

22 июня, 00:14

Saudi Arabia's Aggressive New Heir to the Throne

The ascension of Mohammed bin Salman may help entrench a more assertive foreign policy for the kingdom.

22 июня, 00:10

Congratulations To Palestinian Authority President Jared Kushner

Like what you read below? Sign up for HUFFPOST HILL and get a cheeky dose of political news every evening! House Republicans might release a budget next week with sharp spending cuts to aid programs, though states will be given flexibility to provide hobos and tramps with train rides out of town. In the wake of the Karen Handel’s win in the Georgia special election, Republicans and Democrats have found common ground by concluding the outcome proves all their previously held beliefs on everything. And Jared Kushner has popped over to Israel to solve that whole peace problem by repeatedly yelling, “Do you know who my father is??” at Palestinian officials. This is HUFFPOST HILL for Wednesday, June 21st, 2017: JARED KUSHNER BRINGS PEACE TO MIDDLE EAST - His qualifications for this duty include marrying up and looking stupid in flak jackets. Luke Baker: “President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, held talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Wednesday, beginning a new U.S. effort to revive long-fractured Middle East peace efforts. Kushner, a 36-year-old real estate developer with little experience of international diplomacy or political negotiation, arrived in Israel on Wednesday morning and will spend barely 20 hours on the ground ― he leaves shortly after midnight.” [Reuters] HEY MAYBE THE HOUSE WILL PASS A BUDGET - Three cheers for possibly achieving the bare minimum of governing. Sarah Ferris: “The House Budget Committee is planning to unveil a long-awaited budget resolution next week calling for a spending boost to the Pentagon alongside cuts to domestic programs, despite lingering disputes within the GOP conference. House budget writers reached a tentative agreement this afternoon to move ahead with a resolution that would set spending levels at $511 billion for domestic programs and $621 billion for defense, two lawmakers confirmed. Compared to current law, that would amount to a $72 billion boost for defense and a $4 billion cut for domestic spending.” [Politico] SEE YOU IN COURT, COURT! Lawrence Hurley: “The Trump administration on Wednesday made its final plea to the U.S. Supreme Court to allow its proposed ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries to go into effect as the justices weigh how to handle the hotly contested dispute. The court papers filed by President Donald Trump’s administration complete the briefing on the government’s emergency application asking the justices to block lower court injunctions in favor of challengers to the ban. The Supreme Court could now act at any time. [Reuters] REMEMBER THAT TIME A FOREIGN COUNTRY SABOTAGED OUR ELECTIONS? This actually happened! And we aren’t really doing anything about it! Dustin Volz: “Russian hackers targeted 21 U.S. states’ election systems in last year’s presidential race, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security official told Congress on Wednesday.” [Reuters] SO TIRED OF LOSING - Igor Bobic: “The outcome is especially painful for Democrats who viewed Ossoff’s candidacy as a prime opportunity to land a blow against President Donald Trump. Handel, a 55-year-old former Georgia secretary of state, replaces Republican Tom Price, who left Congress to become Trump’s secretary of health and human services. Ossoff, a 30-year-old documentary filmmaker and former congressional aide, was ultimately unable to peel away enough anti-Trump Republicans or mobilize enough new Democratic-leaning voters to overcome the district’s deep-seated Republican leanings. ‘It was really all about the Republican candidate Karen Handel getting her Republican base to show up in force,’ said Kerwin Swint, chair of the political science department at Kennesaw State University, just outside Atlanta.” [HuffPost] MORE: Democrat Archie Parnell also fell short in his bid for Mick Mulvaney’s South Carolina seat. Jonathan Chait says Dems should stop freaking out because these are really Republican districts. Matthew Yglesias thinks Dems should try having an agenda. Well, the Special Elections are over and those that want to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN are 5 and O! All the Fake News, all the money spent = 0— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 21, 2017 DEMOCRATS GETTING TIRED OF SEEING PELOSI’S FACE IN THEIR OPPONENTS’ ADS - Good thing they’ve got young leaders to succeed her, like Steny Hoyer, who ― oh, he’s actually older than she is. John Bresnahan, Heather Caygle and Kyle Cheney: “There is no challenge to Pelosi’s leadership, and none is going to happen at this point, said numerous Democrats. But it’s clear frustration is growing with the longtime Democratic leader following the extensive losses Democrats have suffered over the past half-decade…. Some Democrats want to replace Pelosi atop their caucus, as they have since last November’s poor showing at the polls; they say there is no way to get back in the majority with her as their leader. And others who backed her in last year’s leadership challenge have now flipped their stance.” [Politico] Like HuffPost Hill? Then order Eliot’s book, The Beltway Bible: A Totally Serious A-Z Guide To Our No-Good, Corrupt, Incompetent, Terrible, Depressing, and Sometimes Hilarious Government Does somebody keep forwarding you this newsletter? Get your own copy. It’s free! Sign up here. Send tips/stories/photos/events/fundraisers/job movement/juicy miscellanea to [email protected] Follow us on Twitter - @HuffPostHill WHAT A TERRIBLE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS - Matt Fuller and Igor Bobic: “Senate Republicans are speeding toward a vote next week on their Obamacare replacement bill, even as GOP lawmakers can’t answer simple questions about the legislation, express frustration with the brazenly secretive and closed process, and don’t appear to have the votes yet for passage…. When Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was asked whether this bill should be a template for lawmaking in the future, he sarcastically answered that ‘this is exactly the kind of legislative process our Founding Fathers had in mind,’ going on to explain that he was obviously concerned the Senate may be voting on a health care bill next week that members won’t have seen.” [HuffPost] Steve Scalise is doing better. ”House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) has been upgraded from being in a serious condition to a fair condition, his official Twitter account announced, adding he ‘continues to make good progress.’” [HuffPost’s Jenna Amatulli] The shooter had a ton of ammo stored up. “The gunman who opened fire on a GOP baseball team in Virginia had a local storage locker with more than 200 rounds of ammunition that he visited daily, including less than an hour before he shot more than 60 times at the team during a morning practice June 14.” [WaPo’s Ann E. Marimow and Dana Hedgpeth] Attempted assassinations of members of Congress not terrorism, feds say. “The FBI said in a press release that James T. Hodgkinson ‘made numerous posts on all of his social media accounts espousing anti-Republican views,’ although all of the posts they reviewed were protected First Amendment speech. Hodgkinson did not make any specific threats against members of Congress on his social media accounts, according to the bureau. But despite the apparent political motivations of the shooter, the FBI did not refer to the attack ― which severely injured a high-ranking Republican member of Congress ― as terrorism.” [HuffPost’s Ryan J. Reilly] ALL HAIL THE NRA, STALWART GUARDIAN OF WHITE PEOPLE’S’ RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS - Andy Campbell: “The National Rifle Association loves to beat its chest after shootings in America. A day after the mass shooting last year at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, Chris Cox, executive director at the NRA Institute for Legislative Action, took aim at ‘radical Islam.’ … But don’t expect the same kind of treatment from the NRA if you’re a black man in America ― even if you’re a registered gun owner like Philando Castile, who was exercising his Second Amendment right like an NRA poster child when a police officer shot him to death during a traffic stop in Minnesota last year. Castile’s story is emblematic of the NRA’s hypocrisy.” [HuffPost] The White House makes a lot of empty promises about answering questions. “Below, our list of all of the times someone from the White House communications office promised to get back to the American public with more information — and, to the best of our ability to determine the answer, whether they did.” [WaPo’s Philip Bump] WHEN THE MAN WHO ABUSES YOU IS ALSO A COP - Chilling investigation by Melissa Jeltsen and Dana Liebelson: “It is nearly impossible to calculate the frequency of domestic crimes committed by police — not least because victims are often reluctant to seek help from their abuser’s colleagues. Another complication is the 1996 Lautenberg Amendment, a federal law that prohibits anyone convicted of misdemeanor domestic abuse from owning a gun. The amendment is a valuable protection for most women. But a police officer who can’t use a gun can’t work — and so reporting him may risk the family’s livelihood as well as the abuser’s anger. Courts can be perilous to navigate, too, since police intimately understand their workings and often have relationships with prosecutors and judges. Police are also some of the only people who know the confidential locations of shelters. Diane Wetendorf, a domestic violence counselor who wrote a handbook for women whose abusers work in law enforcement, believes they are among the most vulnerable victims in the country.” [HuffPost Highline] BECAUSE YOU’VE READ THIS FAR - Here is video of a driverless New York City bus rolling backwards on a Brooklyn street making a big mess. CELEBRATE LOSERS WITH HUFFPOST - The new season of “Candidate Confessional” podcast is out! Sam Stein, Jason Cherkis and Zach Young: “This season, we talk to the risk takers, the near-glass ceiling breakers, the hopeless and a self-described ‘hip-hop conservative.’ We talk to a key Hillary Clinton strategist and to Jason Kander, a Missouri Democrat who lost a Senate run despite having the best ad of 2016. All reaffirmed the fact that losing still sucks. But they also underscored the layers of humanity that are often obscured in our nation’s rough-and-tumble political system.” [HuffPost] COMFORT FOOD - Behold what’s probably the first cat video in history — from 1894! - Earn $64,000 a year as a nanny in this creepy, haunted Scottish house. - The president of Costa Rica ate a live wasp. TWITTERAMA Gang, it's a new day, so let's do what we always do: absolutely CRUSH IT with the 7 available Twitter joke structures.— Paul F. Tompkins (@PFTompkins) June 21, 2017 Uber is going to choose a new CEO in 4 minutes. Now 5 minutes. Shit now it’s 11 minutes away, why is it going in the opposite direction— Jason O. Gilbert (@gilbertjasono) June 21, 2017 [White House]TRUMP: I'm announcing my retirement"From the presidency?!"TRUMP: No, *removing mask*...DANIEL DAY-LEWIS: ...from acting— Todd 'Papi' Carlos (@TheToddWilliams) June 20, 2017 Got something to add? Send tips/quotes/stories/photos/events/fundraisers/job movement/juicy miscellanea to Eliot Nelson ([email protected]) -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

21 июня, 23:12

Readout of Jared Kushner, Jason Greenblatt, and David Friedman’s Meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel

Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner, Assistant to the President and Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt, and United States Ambassador to Israel David Friedman met today in Jerusalem with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and his senior advisors. The meeting was productive and the two sides reaffirmed their commitment to advancing President Trump’s goal of a genuine and lasting peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians that enhances stability in the region. The three United States officials discussed Israel’s priorities and potential next steps with Prime Minister Netanyahu, acknowledging the critical role Israel plays in the security of the region. The United States officials and Israeli leadership underscored that forging peace will take time and stressed the importance of doing everything possible to create an environment conducive to peacemaking. Kushner and Greenblatt are also meeting with President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority and his senior advisors in Ramallah. After their meetings, Kushner and Greenblatt plan to return to Washington, D.C. to brief the President, Secretary of State Tillerson, and National Security Advisor McMaster and to continue the conversation about next steps.

21 июня, 22:11

Cummings: Why does Kushner still have a security clearance?

Rep. Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, wants the White House to explain why senior adviser Jared Kushner still has a security clearance despite reports he failed to disclose meetings with Russian officials and businessmen.Cummings sent a letter signed by all the Democrats on his committee to White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus on Wednesday requesting documents by July 5, including Kushner’s security clearance application and records of his contacts with Russians.Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, omitted dozens of contacts with foreign leaders on his security clearance application, The New York Times reported in April, even though the application asks for a list of all encounters with foreign government officials over the past seven years. The Washington Post also reported last month that Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. had told his superiors Kushner wanted to set up a secret communications backchannel between the Trump transition team and Moscow.Cummings’ letter cites government rules that say when there are credible allegations that a government employee is unfit to handle classified information, the employee’s security clearance is suspended pending an investigation.“It is unclear why Mr. Kushner continues to have access to classified information while these allegations are being investigated,” the Maryland Democrat wrote.His letter also questions why the White House didn’t suspend the security clearance of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn after being informed by former acting Attorney General Sally Yates that he might be susceptible to Russian blackmail.“Although the White House received credible allegations of obvious security concern relating to General Flynn from the Acting Attorney General, it appears that the White House did not suspend his security clearance while those allegations were reviewed,” Cummings wrote.

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21 июня, 22:08

The Latest: Kushner meeting with Netanyahu called productive

The latest on Jared Kushner’s visit to Israel and West Bank (all times local):

21 июня, 21:08

Does Goldman's Lloyd Blankfein Have A Gary Cohn Problem (And Vice-Versa)?

Today's decision is a setback for the environment and for the U.S.'s leadership position in the world. #ParisAgreement— Lloyd Blankfein (@lloydblankfein) June 1, 2017 Lloyd’s entry level tweet decrying the U.S. withdrawal from the climate accords was an expression of mild displeasure with an administration that’s welcomed, with open arms, a cabal of Goldman executives who’ve been paddling through the muck trying to figure out how Wall Street can profit from last November's surprising turn of electoral events. Chief among them was Goldman’s brightest star: former Chief Operating Officer, Gary Cohn. As current director of the National Economic Council, Gary maintains high hopes that he’ll be able to make his vision of America great again just like it was before those nasty days in 2008 that brought the sub-prime party — and the world economy — to a crashing halt. The old saw — there are no problems, just opportunities — seemed to be the operative dynamic for Lloyd and Gary as they both donned Speedos for an eyes-open belly flop into the swamp. In the heady weeks following the election the swamp seemed more like a kitty pool teeming with giddy denizens splashing themselves with moolah. The stock market continued to spill out earnings like a slot machine having hit trip 7s; after all, it seemed like those pesky Dodd-Frank regulations would soon be consigned to the dustbin of financial history. Outsiders might have thought that Lloyd and Gary were once joined at Goldman’s hip — sort of a financial version of Ben and Jerry — but in recent years there were indications that trouble was looming. It was common knowledge on the Street that Cohn coveted Goldman’s top spot and, equally known, Lloyd wasn’t going to give it up. One source who knew Gary well offered a hands-down affirmation that he was the smartest/brightest/most hardworking guy down at 200 West Street and if anyone could accomplish the impossible with a new administration, it was Cohn. Consultations with a friend by the name of Jared Kushner resulted in Gary’s deployment to the front lines to help grow the economy through infrastructure projects — turbo-charged by private equity investments — which in turn would create many, many jobs. There was a credible precedent to this, according to the source, citing President Eisenhower’s pushing of the 1956 National Interstate and Highways Defense Act, which initiated the construction of some 41,000 miles of cross-country highways; at the time, the largest public works project in American history. Ironically, it was another case that involved the Russkis, albeit of the Cold-War type, whose nuclear posturing begged the question of how was the military going to move troops quickly and effectively from coast to coast over roads that were patch-worked together with no particular rhyme nor reason. In those simpler days before private equity, construction costs were defrayed by adding one red cent, so to speak, to the tax paid on a gallon of gas. But let’s not forget that while Ike did create jobs, none were filled by illegal Mexican immigrants because the President had deported some 1.5 million in his notoriously effective Operation Wetback two years prior. Gary Cohn has had his work cut out for him; with all the scandals and controversies the swamp has taken on a quicksand texture and he’s been desperately treading water trying show some real progress with his infrastructure efforts. Then came Lloyd’s entrance into the twitterverse and his objection to Gary’s boss pulling the U.S. out of the climate accords. It caused a bit of hip dysplasia between the former colleagues and Cohn offered a response; writing an Op-Ed for the Wall Street Journal with H.R. McMaster, the National Security advisor, offering this bit of America First wisdom. The world is not a ‘global community’ but an arena where nations, non-governmental actors and business engage and compete for advantage . It was a shot fired over Blankfein’s bow: no more Mr Nice Guy for Uncle Sam. If we’re going to play world leader then screw the tree-huggers, the “Buy the World a Coke” types, all those warm and fuzzy feelers: it’s time to go all Gordon Gekko and if Lloyd needs a friend perhaps he better get himself a dog. Lloyd seemed to take up the challenge responding with a tweet on June 9. Just landed from China, trying to catch up.... How did "infrastructure week" go?— Lloyd Blankfein (@lloydblankfein) June 9, 2017 Lloyd thumbing his nose at his once second-in-command? A nah, nah, nah, nah bit of tweeting one-upmanship? Now Gary is a big, lumbering, 6-foot-3 bear of a guy, with a reputation for aggressive, in-your-face posturing so perhaps with that in mind, Lloyd thought it best to walk back the intention of the tweet, following up with a can’t-we-all-get-along message inspired by the Virginia ball field shootings. One way to honor DC victims: Dems & Reps work TOGETHER & make progress on Infrastructure, Health care, Tax reform, Immigration, etc. Unify.— Lloyd Blankfein (@lloydblankfein) June 15, 2017 To date, none of Lloyd’s tweet wishes have been fulfilled — not even close — and the future of Gary’s infrastructure endeavors remain clouded. There has been talk that it’s Janet Yellen’s job that’s on Gary’s radar screen; something he denies. Nevertheless it has been reported that he will lead the search for a “qualified” replacement when Yellen’s term at the Fed expires at the end of January. Truth be told, a restless Gary may find, with credible cause, that he is the most qualified of the current bunch of swamp-friendly financial types. For Goldman Sachs — a company known for pivoting with the political winds — there’s nothing that can shake loose the all-in-the-family connection with ex-Goldman alums. Like the mafia, it’s in the DNA, and when I recently asked Jake Siewert, head of Goldman’s PR division, whether the firm still supports Gary’s work, the architect behind the 2013 campaign to turn Lloyd into more of a human being sent me this comment. I’m glad Gary is there. He’s a pragmatic, sensible voice and we can use more of that in Washington. Pragmatism has its limits and while a dive into the swamp and a race for the riches was a pragmatic decision for both Lloyd and Gary, considering an exit strategy might also be a wise possibility; especially if the President’s base becomes disillusioned with a lack of infrastructure inspired job creation. One needs only to recall how “Goldman Sachs” was used as a Trump campaign epithet, linking Hillary to the firm, or the shouts of same leveled at Ted Cruz at the RNC convention for his wife’s employment at the Vampire Squid (according to Goldman spokesperson, Michael DuVally, Heidi Cruz, an investment manager, left during the campaign but is now back at her desk). Looking down the road... Goldman has more money than God so that Lloyd’s continued work on God’s behalf will continue no matter who sits in the Oval Office. Gary, however, is vulnerable. I spoke with former Bear Stearns executive and veteran Wall Streeter, Richard Marin, who offered Cohn this suggestion: Be wary and lawyer up. The President’s ease of throwing staffers under the bus that that is heading straight for him seems pretty much assured. I hate to see even an erstwhile and accomplished GS veteran get trashed by association. During these unpredictable times, offering unpredictable outcomes, perhaps Gary and Lloyd might find solace by reaching back into those kinder, gentler, pre-IPO days, when a true statesmen like the late John C. Whitehead stood at Goldman’s helm. A former Deputy Secretary of State under Ronald Reagan his sage advice, the so-called “ten commandments,” remain enshrined in Goldman culture. His global pragmatism led him to become a passionate supporter of U.S. involvement with the United Nations and that’s when I met him. In 1995, Pacific Street Films, my company, produced, In Search for Peace: Fifty Years of the United States in the United Nations (narrated by Paul Newman) which included Whitehead as an interviewee. Whitehead seemed cast out of the same mold as another character from Oliver Stone’s Wall Street: Lou Mannheim (Hal Holbrook) whose sane and sensible thinking provided a counterpoint to Gekko’s winner-take-all philosophy. His words of wisdom, spoken to eager-beaver Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen), seem severely dated by current Wall Street standards. The money you make for people helps create science and research jobs, don’t sell that out. Quaint sentiments for both Lloyd and Gary to consider following the meteoric rise of greed-fueled proprietary trading after Goldman went public. Again, in another Wall Street tête-à-tête, Bud offers Lou some prescient advice. The main thing about money, Bud, it makes you do things you don’t want to do. Take heed guys.... Joel Sucher is a co-founder of Pacific Street Films (together with Steven Fischler) and has written for a number of platforms including American Banker, In These Times, HuffPost and Observer. com. He and Pacific Street Films co-founder, Steven Fischler, are working on a streaming series about their experiences at NYU Film School. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

21 июня, 21:08

Does Goldman's Lloyd Blankfein Have A Gary Cohn Problem (And Vice-Versa)?

Today's decision is a setback for the environment and for the U.S.'s leadership position in the world. #ParisAgreement— Lloyd Blankfein (@lloydblankfein) June 1, 2017 Lloyd’s entry level tweet decrying the U.S. withdrawal from the climate accords was an expression of mild displeasure with an administration that’s welcomed, with open arms, a cabal of Goldman executives who’ve been paddling through the muck trying to figure out how Wall Street can profit from last November's surprising turn of electoral events. Chief among them was Goldman’s brightest star: former Chief Operating Officer, Gary Cohn. As current director of the National Economic Council, Gary maintains high hopes that he’ll be able to make his vision of America great again just like it was before those nasty days in 2008 that brought the sub-prime party — and the world economy — to a crashing halt. The old saw — there are no problems, just opportunities — seemed to be the operative dynamic for Lloyd and Gary as they both donned Speedos for an eyes-open belly flop into the swamp. In the heady weeks following the election the swamp seemed more like a kitty pool teeming with giddy denizens splashing themselves with moolah. The stock market continued to spill out earnings like a slot machine having hit trip 7s; after all, it seemed like those pesky Dodd-Frank regulations would soon be consigned to the dustbin of financial history. Outsiders might have thought that Lloyd and Gary were once joined at Goldman’s hip — sort of a financial version of Ben and Jerry — but in recent years there were indications that trouble was looming. It was common knowledge on the Street that Cohn coveted Goldman’s top spot and, equally known, Lloyd wasn’t going to give it up. One source who knew Gary well offered a hands-down affirmation that he was the smartest/brightest/most hardworking guy down at 200 West Street and if anyone could accomplish the impossible with a new administration, it was Cohn. Consultations with a friend by the name of Jared Kushner resulted in Gary’s deployment to the front lines to help grow the economy through infrastructure projects — turbo-charged by private equity investments — which in turn would create many, many jobs. There was a credible precedent to this, according to the source, citing President Eisenhower’s pushing of the 1956 National Interstate and Highways Defense Act, which initiated the construction of some 41,000 miles of cross-country highways; at the time, the largest public works project in American history. Ironically, it was another case that involved the Russkis, albeit of the Cold-War type, whose nuclear posturing begged the question of how was the military going to move troops quickly and effectively from coast to coast over roads that were patch-worked together with no particular rhyme nor reason. In those simpler days before private equity, construction costs were defrayed by adding one red cent, so to speak, to the tax paid on a gallon of gas. But let’s not forget that while Ike did create jobs, none were filled by illegal Mexican immigrants because the President had deported some 1.5 million in his notoriously effective Operation Wetback two years prior. Gary Cohn has had his work cut out for him; with all the scandals and controversies the swamp has taken on a quicksand texture and he’s been desperately treading water trying show some real progress with his infrastructure efforts. Then came Lloyd’s entrance into the twitterverse and his objection to Gary’s boss pulling the U.S. out of the climate accords. It caused a bit of hip dysplasia between the former colleagues and Cohn offered a response; writing an Op-Ed for the Wall Street Journal with H.R. McMaster, the National Security advisor, offering this bit of America First wisdom. The world is not a ‘global community’ but an arena where nations, non-governmental actors and business engage and compete for advantage . It was a shot fired over Blankfein’s bow: no more Mr Nice Guy for Uncle Sam. If we’re going to play world leader then screw the tree-huggers, the “Buy the World a Coke” types, all those warm and fuzzy feelers: it’s time to go all Gordon Gekko and if Lloyd needs a friend perhaps he better get himself a dog. Lloyd seemed to take up the challenge responding with a tweet on June 9. Just landed from China, trying to catch up.... How did "infrastructure week" go?— Lloyd Blankfein (@lloydblankfein) June 9, 2017 Lloyd thumbing his nose at his once second-in-command? A nah, nah, nah, nah bit of tweeting one-upmanship? Now Gary is a big, lumbering, 6-foot-3 bear of a guy, with a reputation for aggressive, in-your-face posturing so perhaps with that in mind, Lloyd thought it best to walk back the intention of the tweet, following up with a can’t-we-all-get-along message inspired by the Virginia ball field shootings. One way to honor DC victims: Dems & Reps work TOGETHER & make progress on Infrastructure, Health care, Tax reform, Immigration, etc. Unify.— Lloyd Blankfein (@lloydblankfein) June 15, 2017 To date, none of Lloyd’s tweet wishes have been fulfilled — not even close — and the future of Gary’s infrastructure endeavors remain clouded. There has been talk that it’s Janet Yellen’s job that’s on Gary’s radar screen; something he denies. Nevertheless it has been reported that he will lead the search for a “qualified” replacement when Yellen’s term at the Fed expires at the end of January. Truth be told, a restless Gary may find, with credible cause, that he is the most qualified of the current bunch of swamp-friendly financial types. For Goldman Sachs — a company known for pivoting with the political winds — there’s nothing that can shake loose the all-in-the-family connection with ex-Goldman alums. Like the mafia, it’s in the DNA, and when I recently asked Jake Siewert, head of Goldman’s PR division, whether the firm still supports Gary’s work, the architect behind the 2013 campaign to turn Lloyd into more of a human being sent me this comment. I’m glad Gary is there. He’s a pragmatic, sensible voice and we can use more of that in Washington. Pragmatism has its limits and while a dive into the swamp and a race for the riches was a pragmatic decision for both Lloyd and Gary, considering an exit strategy might also be a wise possibility; especially if the President’s base becomes disillusioned with a lack of infrastructure inspired job creation. One needs only to recall how “Goldman Sachs” was used as a Trump campaign epithet, linking Hillary to the firm, or the shouts of same leveled at Ted Cruz at the RNC convention for his wife’s employment at the Vampire Squid (according to Goldman spokesperson, Michael DuVally, Heidi Cruz, an investment manager, left during the campaign but is now back at her desk). Looking down the road... Goldman has more money than God so that Lloyd’s continued work on God’s behalf will continue no matter who sits in the Oval Office. Gary, however, is vulnerable. I spoke with former Bear Stearns executive and veteran Wall Streeter, Richard Marin, who offered Cohn this suggestion: Be wary and lawyer up. The President’s ease of throwing staffers under the bus that that is heading straight for him seems pretty much assured. I hate to see even an erstwhile and accomplished GS veteran get trashed by association. During these unpredictable times, offering unpredictable outcomes, perhaps Gary and Lloyd might find solace by reaching back into those kinder, gentler, pre-IPO days, when a true statesmen like the late John C. Whitehead stood at Goldman’s helm. A former Deputy Secretary of State under Ronald Reagan his sage advice, the so-called “ten commandments,” remain enshrined in Goldman culture. His global pragmatism led him to become a passionate supporter of U.S. involvement with the United Nations and that’s when I met him. In 1995, Pacific Street Films, my company, produced, In Search for Peace: Fifty Years of the United States in the United Nations (narrated by Paul Newman) which included Whitehead as an interviewee. Whitehead seemed cast out of the same mold as another character from Oliver Stone’s Wall Street: Lou Mannheim (Hal Holbrook) whose sane and sensible thinking provided a counterpoint to Gekko’s winner-take-all philosophy. His words of wisdom, spoken to eager-beaver Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen), seem severely dated by current Wall Street standards. The money you make for people helps create science and research jobs, don’t sell that out. Quaint sentiments for both Lloyd and Gary to consider following the meteoric rise of greed-fueled proprietary trading after Goldman went public. Again, in another Wall Street tête-à-tête, Bud offers Lou some prescient advice. The main thing about money, Bud, it makes you do things you don’t want to do. Take heed guys.... Joel Sucher is a co-founder of Pacific Street Films (together with Steven Fischler) and has written for a number of platforms including American Banker, In These Times, HuffPost and Observer. com. He and Pacific Street Films co-founder, Steven Fischler, are working on a streaming series about their experiences at NYU Film School. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

21 июня, 20:50

Jared Kushner Arrives In Israel For Whirlwind Visit On Peace Efforts

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); JERUSALEM, June 21 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, held talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Wednesday, beginning a new U.S. effort to revive long-fractured Middle East peace efforts. Kushner, a 36-year-old real estate developer with little experience of international diplomacy or political negotiation, arrived in Israel on Wednesday morning and will spend barely 20 hours on the ground ― he leaves shortly after midnight. Video showed him giving Netanyahu, a friend of Kushner’s father, a handshake and a hug as they prepared to sit down with the Israeli ambassador to Washington, the U.S. ambassador to Israel and other senior officials for preliminary discussions. “This is an opportunity to pursue our common goals of security, prosperity and peace,” said Netanyahu. “Jared, I welcome you here in that spirit. I know of your efforts, the president’s efforts, and I look forward to working with you to achieve these common goals.” Kushner replied: “The president sends his best regards and it’s an honor to be here with you.” Israeli and U.S. officials provided no information on what was to be discussed and there are no plans for Kushner to speak to the media or take any questions, maintaining the circumspect profile he has established since Trump took office. Later on Wednesday, he will travel to Ramallah, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, for talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after Iftar, the evening meal that breaks the Ramadan fast. U.S. officials are calling the trip part of an effort to keep the conversation going rather than the launching of a new phase in the peace process, saying that Kushner and Jason Greenblatt, the president’s special representative for international negotiations, are likely to return often. Greenblatt arrived in Israel on Monday for preparatory talks in both Jerusalem and Ramallah, and will remain for follow-up discussions after Kushner has departed, officials said. Trump has described peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians as “the ultimate deal” and made it a priority since taking office. As well as receiving both Netanyahu and Abbas in the White House, he visited the region last month. But it remains unclear what approach Trump, via Kushner and Greenblatt, plans to take on resolving one of the world’s most intractable conflicts. For at least two decades, the goal of U.S.-led diplomacy has been a “two-state solution,” meaning an independent Palestinian state living side-by-side and at peace with Israel. But when Trump met Netanyahu in Washington in February, he said he was not fixed on two states saying, “I’m looking at two-state and one-state, and I like the one that both parties like.” Netanyahu has in the past given conditional backing to two states. But ahead of his last election victory in 2015, he promised there would never be a Palestinian state on his watch, a remark seen as an attempt to shore right-wing support. In discussions with Greenblatt before Kushner’s visit, Palestinian sources said the phrase “two state solution” had not been used.   BULLET POINTS Palestinian sources said that ahead of Kushner’s meeting with Abbas, they had been asked to draw up a list of 12 ‘bullet point’ demands they would want met in any negotiations. They saw it as a helpful exercise in focusing on core elements rather than an oversimplification of a complex issue. Trump administration officials have said that if they are going to make progress on peace, they do not want to get bogged down in process but to move rapidly on tackling what are known as “final status” issues, the complexities around Jerusalem, Palestinian refugees, water resources, security and borders. Those issues have long been thorny problems in the multiple rounds of peace negotiations launched by both Republican and Democratic presidents since the mid-1990s. It remains unclear what new approach Trump’s administration may have to untangling disputes that blend politics, land, religion and ethnicity and have defied resolution for 70 years. (Additional reporting by Jeffrey Heller; Editing by Andrew Heavens and Richard Balmforth) -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

21 июня, 18:48

Kushner arrives in Israel tasked with progressing Trump's 'ultimate deal'

Little to suggest breakthrough imminent in Israeli-Palestinian relations as US president’s son-in-law touches downDonald Trump’s son-in-law and chief Middle East adviser, Jared Kushner, has arrived in Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territories for a whistlestop visit aimed at restarting the long-dormant Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.Kushner’s carefully managed visit – conducted far from media scrutiny and lasting less than a day – comes amid scant indication of any imminent breakthrough between the two sides in a peace process that has been moribund since 2014. Continue reading...

07 апреля, 21:45

В мире: Удар по Сирии в момент встречи Трампа и Си Цзиньпина не является совпадением

Попытка унизить – или знак уважения? Востоковеды обсуждают, как именно воспринял Китай тот факт, что сенсационный удар ракетами «Томогавк» по Сирии США предприняли именно в тот момент, когда лидер КНР встречался с Дональдом Трампом. В чем они солидарны – это точно не было случайным совпадением. «Наш президент сообщил о происходящем китайскому лидеру в тот момент, когда удары наносились», – заявил журналистам в пятницу официальный представитель Белого дома, которого цитирует ТАСС. Трамп, принимающий председателя КНР Си Цзиньпина «на своем поле», за ужином просто сообщил китайскому гостю, что «предпринимается эта акция», и пояснил, «что ей предшествовало». Си оказался первым из мировых лидеров, которого Трамп поставил в известность о ракетной атаке на сирийскую базу Шайрат – причем сделал это лично. При этом позиция Пекина известна, и она не менялась. О ней в пятницу напомнил официальный представитель МИД Китая Хуа Чуньин: КНР уважает выбор сирийского народа, сделанный в пользу Башара Асада. Сами американо-китайские переговоры, начатые накануне в поместье Трампа «Мар-а-Лаго» во Флориде, президент США назвал «замечательными». Трамп заявил, что встреча с Си Цзиньпином позволила продвинуть вперед отношения Вашингтона и Пекина. С другой стороны, еще в конце марта Трамп анонсировал встречу с лидером КНР как очень сложную. А накануне прилета Си во Флориду США озвучили список жестких требований к Китаю – как экономических, так и политических. В частности, Вашингтон заранее дал понять, что не откажется от размещения ПРО в Южной Корее, что крайне нервирует Китай. Атака на Сирию, пришедшаяся на финал ужина Трампа и Си, оказалась как нельзя кстати. Демонстрация мощи и создание барьера «Трамп попытался показать, что США сохраняют свои позиции. Вопрос – специально ли к встрече с Си Цзиньпином приурочен этот удар, или были какие-либо иные причины. Это важный вопрос, ответ на который хотелось бы знать», – отметил в беседе с газетой ВЗГЛЯД директор Центра экономических и социальных исследований Китая, замдиректора Института Дальнего Востока РАН Андрей Островский. Трамп специально объявил об атаке именно в период визита Си Цзиньпина, – считает эксперт Центра анализа стратегий и технологий Василий Кашин, указывающий на это в публикации портала Defence.Ru. Президент США «дал понять Си Цзиньпину, кто в доме хозяин, и тем самым диктовать условия на переговорах», – полагает Островский. Таким образом, подчеркивает собеседник, новый американский лидер намерен создать барьер на пути претензий Пекина. Эксперт сравнивает поведение Трампа с поведением Гарри Трумэна – в 1945 году президент США сообщил Сталину о бомбе, сброшенной на Хиросиму. Советский же лидер сделал вид, что не понял, о чем идет речь. Китай, по мнению Кашина, воспримет атаку на Сирию в момент визита Си как преднамеренное унижение. Китайцы «сделают хорошую мину», а «потом отомстят». Такое демонстративное бравирование силой грозит похоронить наметившееся улучшение отношений с Китаем. Но существует мнение, согласно которому Трамп ведет более тонкую игру. Демонстрация уважения и создание безвыходной ситуации «Трамп показал свое уважение к Китаю, сообщив новость именно лидеру Китая, а не лидеру какой-либо из своих стран-союзниц», – полагает профессор факультета мировой экономики и мировой политики НИУ ВШЭ Алексей Маслов. Послание, связанное с бомбардировкой Сирии, связано с политикой Трампа в отношении Азии вообще, а не только по отношению к Ближнему Востоку, отметил востоковед в беседе с газетой ВЗГЛЯД. Маслов отмечает: если немного «отмотать назад», то можно обратить внимание, что буквально неделю назад в интервью газете Financial Times Трамп по сути дела поставил Китай в безвыходную ситуацию. «Он сказал буквально следующее: господин Си должен помочь нам с Северной Кореей, иначе наш ответ будет unilateral – «односторонним», – полагает эксперт. – Сначала был намек на то, что Китай должен сильнее нажать на КНДР. Китай не отреагировал на это более активным образом, как показалось Трампу», – отмечает Маслов. Бомбардировкой Сирии американцы показывают, что нечто подобное может произойти и в регионе Восточной Азии, считает собеседник. «Именно поэтому Трамп первым сообщил эту новость именно Си Цзиньпину», – делает вывод он. С точки зрения собеседника, речь идет сугубо о двусторонних отношениях Вашингтона и Пекина. В данном случае Трамп вообще не принимал во внимание позицию Москвы. Россия вне повестки? «Представление о том, что Трамп пытается вбить клин между Россией и Китаем или «притянуть» Китай к США – несколько упрощенный взгляд», – отмечает Маслов. Для Трампа сегодня российская повестка не очень важна, или как минимум не первостепенна, полагает собеседник. «Более важна сугубо китайская повестка», – считает он. Главный вопрос в отношениях с Китаем, по мнению Маслова, это разделение зон ответственности в мире. Это касается и военной сферы, и торговых отношений. Но, добавляет Маслов, Трамп сделал «несколько несуразных шагов» как во время предвыборной гонки, так и сразу после выборов. «Тогда он в основном озвучивал мнение ультраправых китаистов – своих советников. Они убеждали, что Китай является основной экономической и даже военной угрозой для США. В результате по сути это возвело непреодолимый барьер между Трампом и Си Цзиньпином», – поясняет собеседник. Так было в январе-феврале. Но потом, отмечает Маслов, президент США изменил саму систему подхода к Китаю. Два шага навстречу Китаю Во-первых, китаисты-фундаменталисты были отключены от принятия экспертных решений, указывает Маслов. В основном связи между китайской стороной и Трампом идут через зятя Трампа Джареда Кушнера и вообще семейных связей Трампа, указывает Маслов. По сведениям New York Times, именно Кушнер (который уже достаточно давно налаживает бизнес-контакты с деловыми кругами Китая) был инициатором встречи Трампа и Си во Флориде. Зять нового президента рассматривается в Пекине как прагматик и перспективный партнер. Во-вторых, Трамп, казалось бы, вынужденно, признал идею «одного Китая», отмечает Маслов. Ранее, в рамках демонстрации «жесткости» по отношению к Пекину, Трамп демонстрировал готовность более тесно сотрудничать с Тайванем. Но состоявшийся в феврале первый телефонный разговор лидеров КНР и США стал ходом Трампа навстречу Китаю. «Это был «кивок» в сторону Си Цзиньпина. Но был и показательный момент: после телефонного разговора в американском и китайском пресс-коммюнике имелись расхождения, – отмечает Маслов. – В американском коммюнике было сказано: господин Трамп согласился с политикой «одного Китая» по просьбе Си Цзиньпина. В китайском коммюнике слов «по просьбе» не было. США показали, что они пошли навстречу Китаю». Особых плюсов по итогам встречи Трампа и Си ждать не придется – учитывая реальное состояние отношений Вашингтона и Пекина, считает Андрей Островский. «По логике вещей они не должны договориться ни о чем, – предполагает эксперт. – Ни по корейскому вопросу, ни по Южно-Китайскому, ни по попыткам Трампа ограничить объем экспорта и объем китайских инвестиций в Америку». Но, вне зависимости от итогов встречи, Трамп уже продемонстрировал, «кто в доме хозяин». Впрочем, вряд ли Пекин считает Поднебесную и в целом восточноазиатский регион частью американского «дома». 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