(WASHINGTON) JUST IN: President Biden has reportedly decided to uphold the Trump administration’s controversial decision to recognize Morocco’s alleged sovereignty over Western Sahara #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.03: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken informed Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita during a Friday phone call that the Biden administration would not, “for the time being,” reverse his predecessor’s pro-Israeli move in the waning days of his presidency, US-based Axios news website reported, citing “two sources familiar with the call.”

Biden to uphold Western Sahara recognition for sake of Israel: ‘The recognition came as part of a deal with the despotic North African country to normalize relations with the Israeli regime’

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US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
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“The secretary welcomed Morocco’s steps to improve relations with Israel and noted the Morocco-Israel relationship will bring long-term benefits for both countries,” according to a readout of the call released by the State Department.

Responding to inquires about the issue during a Friday press briefing, State Department deputy spokesperson Jaline Porter tried to dodge the issue.

“When it comes to Western Sahara, we are consulting privately with parties on how to best halt the violence there… We would also talk about having the goal to achieve a lasting settlement,” she said. 

Trump’s recognition of Western Sahara as part of Morocco reversed decades of Washington’s policy regarding the disputed territory. It was part of a wider agreement with Rabat’s ruler that included the renewal of diplomatic ties between the Israeli and the Moroccan regimes that triggered massive protests in Palestine and Morocco.Moroccans protest normalization deal with Israel, voice solidarity…

The US thus became the only Western country to recognize Morocco’s alleged sovereignty over Western Sahara, which was annexed by the Rabat regime in 1975 after the former colonial government of Spain surrendered control.

The report further revealed that 10 days ago Biden’s Middle East advisor Brett McGurk “spoke to Bourita and gave the impression that there would be no change in the US policy on Western Sahara.” 

It report said both Morocco and Israel had become concerned that the Biden administration may reverse Trump’s contentious decision, solely intended to press more Arab dictatorships to recognize Israel.

Last December, Morocco became the fourth US-backed Arab kingdom to strike a deal aimed at establishing ties with Israel. The others were the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan.

The move sparked protests across the North African country, opposing the deal and expressing solidarity with the Palestinian cause while condemning the Israeli regime’s persisting atrocities against Palestine’s native population.

Later, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu invited Morocco’s King Mohammed VI to Tel Aviv in a “warm and friendly” phone conversation, agreeing to continue contacts in order to advance the normalization agreement.Netanyahu has ‘friendly’ call with Morocco’s king, invites him to…

Trump’s controversial decision, which contradicts UN resolutions on the issue, has been challenged by US lawmakers.

In February, half the US Senate signed a bipartisan letter led by Republican Jim Inhofe and senior Democrat Patrick Leahy calling on Biden to reverse Trump’s “illegitimate” decision.

“The abrupt decision by the previous administration on December 11, 2020, to officially recognize the Kingdom of Morocco’s illegitimate claims of sovereignty over Western Sahara was short-sighted, undermined decades of consistent US policy, and alienated a significant number of African nations,” the senators wrote.

“The Sahrawi people deserve the right to freely choose their own destiny. We hope that we can count on you to be a partner in this effort,” they added.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: May.02: 2021:

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(CHICAGO, Illinois.) Justice Dept Report: A man has been indicted on federal charges for allegedly threatening to commit violence against former President Trump, a federal judge, and the former United States Attorney #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.22: The indictment was announced by John R. Lausch, Jr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; Sean M. Cox, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Springfield, Ill., Division of the FBI; William Hedrick, Inspector-in-Charge of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service in Chicago; and Brendan O. Heffner, United States Marshal for the Central District of Illinois. Valuable assistance in the investigation was provided by the Tazewell County, Ill., Sheriff’s Office:

Man Charged With Threatening Violence Against Former President Trump and Other Federal Officials: ‘DAMIEN GRANT, 33, of Peoria, Ill., is charged with three counts of influencing a federal official by threat, two counts of mailing threatening communications, and one count of threatening the President of the United States. The indictment was returned Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Peoria. Arraignment has not yet been scheduled’

Northern District of Illinois:

The case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois upon recusal by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of Illinois.

According to the indictment, Grant on Nov. 30, 2020, stated in a letter addressed to the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois, “You have 2 days to drop all charges and investigations against me or im going to make sure you never see Christmas…I might have someone walk in the Court House and blow all you evil [expletive] to pieces.”

The indictment accuses Grant of sending similarly threatening letters in December 2020 to President Trump and a U.S. District Judge in the Central District of Illinois.

The public is reminded that an indictment is not evidence of guilt.  The defendant is presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.  The charge of threatening the President carries a maximum sentence of five years in federal prison, while each of the other counts in the indictment is punishable by up to ten years.  If convicted, the Court must impose a reasonable sentence under federal statutes and the advisory U.S. Sentencing Guidelines.

#AceNewsDesk report ……..Published: Mar.22: 2021:

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(WASHINGTON) State of Union Address: #Trump Signs Executive Order to keep #Gitmo Open highlighting the terrorist threat facing the American people and using it for bad dudes, he touched on #DACA pointed to dangers and of course Obamacare but most of all how to make America Great Again alluding to hardships of its people bringing reality and maybe even a tear in the eye of a few #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Jan31: Editor says wether you love his rhetoric or you hate it …Where ever he goes he eventually causes an uproar in the audience so it was on Tuesday night here’s what happened: In the moments after a president gives the State of the Union, Statuary Hall becomes a carnivalesque madhouse…….Television networks from around the country have set up shop on the floor of the airy pillared hall that sits between the Capitol Rotunda and the House chamber: the lights are blinding, the energy high, and the wiggle room minimal as lawmakers trickle out of the chamber and share their thoughts on the speech with the press #AceNewsDesk reports

In simpler times, even the other party can summon a couple of platitudes.Not tonight. “Tonight we got Teleprompter Trump,” grumbled Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii shortly after President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address: It was, compared to the steady logorrhea of his Twitter feed, a measured and optimistic speech, one that touched on themes of economic revival and national self-worth, with only occasional intimations to his otherwise fiery rhetoric on those subjects………Democrats weren’t buying it. “I would be pleasantly surprised if he changed and became a compassionate, caring human being,” Hirono said archly. “Maybe he tried to be tonight, but he’s spent an entire year being not compassionate, not caring — trying to get rid of the Affordable Care Act and being proud of it, attacking Muslims, attacking immigrants.”The endemic bitterness among congressional Democrats after the State of the Union — a speech that, at eighty minutes, clocked in as the third-longest to date, per the New York Times — was perhaps the logical culmination of a year of frustration. For the first time in a decade, Republicans control the White House and both chambers of Congress, an advantage they have wielded as a cudgel. They have made it a policy priority to repeal Obamacare, they passed a sweeping tax reform bill in December with minimal Democratic input, and they remain at an impasse with Democrats in the fight for immigration reform — an increasingly time-sensitive issue, with protections for the 800,000 undocumented young immigrants known as Dreamers set to expire in early March.“I don’t think the speech was conciliatory at all,” Rep. Sandy Levin, a long-serving Democrat from Michigan, said after the speech. “I think at times he tried to have a lower tone, but for example, when he talked about immigration and used as his example gangs, I think it so misshapes what the immigration issue is all about.”This was a point echoed by Sen. Dick Durbin, the Illinois Democrat who has served as his party’s helmsman in immigration discussions on the hill. “To conflate MS-13 gang activity with our goals on immigration is just unfair,” Durbin told reporters as he walked across the Capitol to his office after the speech. “We’re dealing with Dreamers, who are some of the most inspirational people you’ll ever meet, and it just pains me that he made that reference. In my experience — and I’ve been to a few of these now — is that tomorrow’s another day, and these speeches will be quickly forgotten…………”Meanwhile, Republicans didn’t bother to contain their happiness after the speech: on their side of the aisle, at least, “Teleprompter Trump” had killed. “I think it was an A+,” Republican Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina who chairs the conservative House Freedom Caucus, told TIME in Statuary Hall…………….“He told the story of the American people, and whenever you tell the story of real American hardships and successes, it breeds hope.”Even Mitch McConnell, the characteristically aloof Senate Majority Leader, let a smile slip and indulged media questions as he walked back to his office. Over the course of Trump’s first year in office, McConnell’s relationship with the president has at times been less than close. McConnell has occasionally alluded to his frustration with Trump’s bluster and inexperience, while Trump’s base — often a weathervane of the president’s sentiments — reviles the Kentucky Republican as an Establishment figurehead. But no hard feelings tonight.“It was really an outstanding speech,” he said. “It was terrific — far beyond what I anticipated. He’s come a long way. President Donald Trump issued an executive order Tuesday to keep open the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, in Cuba, rolling back his predecessor’s order to close the prison for suspected terrorists…………Trump made the public push about the detention camp, which was built after the Al Qaeda attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, during his first State of the Union in front of Congress.“Terrorists are not merely criminals,” he said. “They are unlawful enemy combatants. And when captured overseas, they should be treated like the terrorists they are.”Republicans gave the president a rousing round of applause when he brought up Guantanamo, making the controversial facility a political flashpoint once again……..There are now 41 detainees remain at Guantanamo, but just a handful were tried and convicted of war crimes. Purported Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh, for instance, is going through the tribunal process.Obama first sought to close the facility by executive order in his second full day as president in 2009, saying it was expensive, unnecessary, and served as a rallying cry for militant groups abroad………….Nearly 700 were released or transferred to custody of other nations. Some released detainees were found to have later joined militant groups and aided terror attacks in Afghanistan and elsewhere.“In the past, we have foolishly released hundreds of dangerous terrorists, only to meet them again on the battlefield — including the ISIS leader, al-Baghdadi,” Trump said.Trump directed Defense Secretary James Mattis to reexamine the military detention policy at Guantanamo and issue a report within 90 days. Other than that assessment, though, the executive order does not disrupt current operations at the facility. It states that nothing prevents Mattis from “transferring any individual away” from the Guantanamo “when appropriate,” even to a “competent tribunal of the United States.”During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump promised to keep Guantanamo open and “load it up with some bad dudes.” He said in November he’d consider transferring Sayfullo Saipov, the 29-year-old Uzbek immigrant accused of carrying out the New York City truck terrorist attack, to Guantanamo.The executive order https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/presidential-executive-order-protecting-america-lawful-detention-terrorists/ makes clear it will not “affect existing law or authorities relating to the detention of United States citizens, lawful permanent residents of the United States, or any persons who are captured or arrested in the United States.” ……….Read the full transcript of President Trump’s State of the Union address: https://t.co/y0gEXZSgyX #SOTU https://t.co/iDRSJjd1hl

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#2016USElection – Judge denies #Trump campaign request to issue order preserving poll worker information from disputed Clark County sites, says it steps over secretary of state’s role #HillaryClinton at present of course – @AceNewsServices

#AceNewsReport – Nov.08: Nevada judge hearing Trump campaign complaint over Clark County early voting says it is ‘disturbing’ that names of volunteer poll workers are being requested, cites privacy interests

Then judge denies #Trump campaign request to issue order preserving poll worker information from disputed Clark County sites, says it steps over secretary of state’s role …..

In Clark County, Nev., lawsuit, Trump campaign claims people not already in line at set poll closing time were improperly allowed to vote in extended hours – NBC News

Editor says so who got to him before the verdict ….

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