General Jack Keane was presented our nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in a ceremony held in the East Room of the White House. March 10th,2020. Those in attendance included a lengthy list of high profile leaders including: Secretary Mike Pompeo, Secretary Mark Esper, Attorney General William Barr, Secretary Dan Brouillette, Senator Lindsey Graham, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, and General Keith Alexander. The White House in a press release provided the following information (watch the entirety of the ceremony in the provided video). https://youtu.be/rSBDo90ICfk
Jack Keane was born in 1943 into a family with a strong tradition of military service. His father served during World War Two as a Marine in the Pacific theater.
Office of the Press SecretaryFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 19, 2021January 19, 2021MEMORANDUM FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERALTHE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCETHE DIRECTOR OF THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCYSUBJECT: Declassification of Certain Materials Related to the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane InvestigationBy the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby direct the following: Section 1. Declassification and Release. At my request, on December 30, 2020, the Department of Justice provided the White House with a binder of materials related to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Crossfire Hurricane investigation. Portions of the documents in the binder have remained classified and have not been released to the Congress or the public. I requested the documents so that a declassification review could be performed and so I could determine to what extent materials in the binder should be released in unclassified form. I determined that the materials in that binder should be declassified to the maximum extent possible. In response, and as part of the iterative process of the declassification review, under a cover letter dated January 17, 2021, the Federal Bureau of Investigation noted its continuing objection to any further declassification of the materials in the binder and also, on the basis of a review that included Intelligence Community equities, identified the passages that it believed it was most crucial to keep from public disclosure.
“A U.S. Marine stands duty outside the West Wing Lobby entrance of the White House, lower right, Tuesday evening, Jan. 14, 2021, signifying President Donald J. Trump is at work in the Oval Office. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOffice of the Press SecretaryJanuary 15, 2021Statement from National Security Advisor Robert C. O’BrienToday, the White House is announcing the finalization of the Implementation Plan associated with the National Strategy to Secure 5G. This Implementation Plan, approved by President Donald J. Trump, is the culmination of a robust interagency development process and serves as the framework for how the United States, in partnership with industry and our likeminded international partners, will lead the way in the development, deployment, and management of secure and reliable 5G telecommunications infrastructure.5G wireless technology will be transformational with the potential to touch nearly every aspect of our lives and spur incredible economic growth. With this potential, the stakes for securing this new technology could not be higher. The National Strategy to Secure 5G Implementation Plan will help to provide the American people with secure, reliable, and trustworthy 5G infrastructure. The work to enhance the security of 5G and beyond networks will require a range of efforts from across the United States Government, working in close collaboration with our international and industry partners. The United States Government is committed to fostering innovation and realizing the technological promise of 5G, while continuing to safeguard our economy and national security. This Implementation Plan, driven by the National Strategy to Secure 5G, achieves this purpose through four lines of effort: Facilitating domestic 5G rolloutAssessing the risks to and identifying core security principles of 5G infrastructureAddressing risks to United States economic and national security during development and deployment of 5G infrastructure worldwidePromoting responsible global development and deployment of 5G technologyThis Strategy and Implementation Plan keep the Administration’s promise to protect the national security, economy, and critical infrastructure of our Nation by ensuring we are well-postured to secure this critical technology.A copy of the Implementation Plan can be found here: https://www.ntia.gov/5g-implementation-plan ###
The White House Press Secretary has released the following statement from President Trump. Please share:
Office of the Press Secretary | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 14, 2021Statement from President Donald J. TrumpUnited States military troops in Afghanistan are at a 19-year low. Likewise, Iraq and Syria are also at the lowest point in many years. I will always be committed to stopping the endless wars. It has been a great honor to rebuild our military and support our brave men and women in uniform.
Pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, I hereby report that I have issued an Executive Order taking further steps to deal with the threat posed by the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) increasing exploitation of United States capital to resource and to enable the development and modernization of its military, intelligence, and other security apparatuses which continue to allow the PRC to directly threaten the United States homeland and United States forces overseas, including by developing and deploying weapons of mass destruction, advanced conventional weapons, and malicious cyber-enabled actions against the United States and its people.Through the national strategy of Military-Civil Fusion, the PRC increases the size of the country’s military-industrial complex by compelling civilian Chinese companies to support its military and intelligence activities. Those companies, though remaining ostensibly private and civilian, directly support the PRC’s military, intelligence, and security apparatuses and aid in their development and modernization. At the same time, they raise capital by selling securities to United States investors that trade on public exchanges both here and abroad, lobbying United States index providers and funds to include these securities in market offerings, and engaging in other acts to ensure access to United States capital. In that way, the PRC exploits United States investors to finance the development and modernization of its military.To deal with that threat, I signed Executive Order 13959 on November 12, 2020. Executive Order 13959 prohibits certain purchases involving publicly traded securities, or any securities that are derivative of, or are designed to provide investment exposure to such securities, of any Communist Chinese military company.
“By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code,
I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, in order to take additional steps with respect to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13959 of November 12, 2020 (Addressing the Threat from Securities Investments that Finance Communist Chinese Military Companies), to address the threat posed by the People’s Republic of China’s military-industrial complex, hereby order as follows:
Section 1. Section 1(b) and (c) of Executive Order 13959 are amended to read as follows:
“(b) Notwithstanding subsection (a)(i) of this section, any transaction entered into on or before 11:59 p.m. eastern standard time on November 11, 2021, solely to divest, in whole or in part, from securities that any United States person held as of 9:30 a.m. eastern standard time on January 11, 2021, in a Communist Chinese military company as defined in section 4(a)(i) of this order, is permitted. Effective at 11:59 p.m. eastern standard time on November 11, 2021, possession of any such securities by a United States person is prohibited. (c) Notwithstanding subsection (a)(ii) of this section, for a person determined to be a Communist Chinese military company pursuant to section 4(a)(ii) or (iii) of this order, any transaction entered into on or before 365 days from the date of such determination, solely to divest, in whole or in part, from securities that any United States person held in such person, as of the date 60 days from the date of such determination, is permitted. Effective at 11:59 p.m. eastern standard time on the date 365 days after the date of such determination, possession of any such securities by a United States person is prohibited.” Sec. 2. Subsections (a)(ii) and (iii) of section 4 of Executive Order 13959 are amended to read as follows:
“(ii) any person that the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury, publicly lists as a Communist Chinese military company meeting the criteria in section 1237(b)(4)(B) of Public Law 105-261, as amended by section 1233 of Public Law 106-398 and section 1222 of Public Law 108‑375, and that operates directly or indirectly in the United States or any of its possessions, until such time as the Secretary of Defense removes such person from such list. This definition shall apply regardless of whether the Secretary of Defense must provide the report described in section 1237(b)(2) of Public Law 105-261, as amended by section 1233 of Public Law 106-398 and section 1222 of Public Law 108-375; or
(iii) any person that the Secretary of the Treasury publicly lists as meeting the criteria described in section (a)(ii) of this section, or publicly lists as a subsidiary of a person already determined to be a Communist Chinese military company, until the Secretary of the Treasury determines that such person no longer meets that criteria and removes such person from such list.” Sec. 3. Section 4(e) of Executive Order 13959 is amended to read as follows:
“(e) the term “transaction” means the purchase for value, or sale, of any publicly traded security; and”. Sec. 4. General Provisions.
Listen to President Trump as he discusses the completion of 450-miles of the southern Border Wall. He also discusses several other topics ranging from Big Tech, to the recent incidents at the US Capital. https://youtu.be/Vx_yPIfvQlA
Below are miscellaneous pictures from various locations of the Wall from the Customs and Border Patrol:
(1-12-21) The White House Press Secretary has released the following statement regarding Small Modular Reactors for National Defense and Space Exploration:
“Today, President Trump is issuing an Executive Order on Promoting Small Modular Reactors for National Defense and Space Exploration, which will further revitalize the United States nuclear energy sector, reinvigorate America’s space exploration program, and produce diverse energy options for national defense needs.
The United States has used transportable nuclear reactors for nearly 70 years for functions like propelling aircraft carriers through the sea and enabling submarines to stay underwater for long periods of time. Using small modular reactors for national defense and space exploration will allow the United States to maintain and advance our leadership and dominance across space and terrestrial domains.
Small modular reactors have the potential to enhance energy flexibility and energy security at domestic military installations in remote locations. At President Trump’s direction, the Department of Defense will establish and implement a plan to demonstrate the energy flexibility and cost effectiveness of a small modular reactor at a domestic military installation, and will pilot a transportable small modular reactor for a mission other than naval propulsion for the first time in half a century.
Nuclear power sources are essential to deep space exploration, where solar power is not practical. The sustainable exploration of the Moon, Mars, and other locations will be enhanced by small modular reactors deployed from Earth for operations across the solar system. NASA will explore the use of nuclear energy systems for human and robotic exploration missions through 2040.
REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMPBEFORE AIR FORCE ONE DEPARTURE
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THE PRESIDENT: I think that big tech is doing a horrible thing for our country and to our country. And I believe it’s going to be a catastrophic mistake for them. They’re dividing and divisive, and they’re showing something that I’ve been predicting for a long time. I’ve been predicting it for a long time, and people didn’t act on it.
But I think big tech has made a terrible mistake, and very, very bad for our country. And that’s leading others to do the same thing, and it causes a lot of problems and a lot of danger.