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John Kerry denies allegations he divulged Israel’s covert operations
U.S. Special Climate Envoy John Kerry on Monday denied allegations that while he was serving as secretary of state under Barack Obama he informed the Iranian foreign minister of Israeli operations in Syria.
In a Twitter post, Kerry called the claims – detailed in leaked audio obtained by several media outlets – ‘unequivocally false.’
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif alleged in the audio that Kerry told him that Israel had struck around 200 Iranian targets in Syria.
The Iranian leader admitted he was shocked by the purported admission, as reported by The New York Times.
Republicans were quick to jump on the reports as a betrayal to Israel – a key U.S. ally in the region – with some even calling for Kerry’s resignation from his post in the Biden administration. CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON OUR TOP STORY.
In other developments:
– John Kerry faces calls to resign over allegations of leaking Israeli intel to Iran
– New York Times ‘buried’ bombshell that John Kerry told Iran about Israeli covert operations in Syria: Critics
– Iran’s foreign minister says John Kerry told him about Israeli covert operations in Syria
– Iran’s top diplomat, in leaked recording, offers blunt comments about Russia, Soleimani
North Carolina protests erupt as Elizabeth City is thrust into national spotlight
Protesters took to the streets in Elizabeth City, North Carolina for the sixth consecutive day Monday, following the killing of Andrew Brown Jr. last week.
The protests took place several hours after Brown’s family said they were only allowed to see a small portion of police body camera footage of the April 21 shooting. Authorities have released few details on the shooting and video of the incident has not yet been made public.
On Monday evening, hundreds of protesters marched through the city’s downtown area, as some carried signs and chanted: “Release the tape! The real tape!”
Local police — who were blocking traffic to allow the protests to pass by — were confronted by the crowd on two occasions, according to the Charlotte Observer.
“Say his name! Say his name!” the group yelled before moving on. CLICK HERE FOR MORE.
In other developments:
– Andrew Brown Jr. search warrant: Drug deals captured on camera weeks before fatal police shooting
– North Carolina Lt. Gov. Robinson slams anti-cop activists in Elizabeth City: ‘Pump your brakes and slow down’
Los Angeles police officer pens letter to LeBron James requesting sitdown to talk about policing
A Black Los Angeles police officer who has worked in the city’s Skid Row area for two decades invited LeBron James to have a discussion about policing following a much-criticized tweet from the Lakers star related to the fatal police shooting of a teenage girl.
Deon Joseph, a 24-year veteran of the LAPD, posted a letter to his Facebook page Sunday addressed to James where he called his stance on policing “off base and extreme.”
James has frequently spoken out against racism and police misconduct in recent years.
He came under fire last week after tweeting an image of a Columbus, Ohio police officer following the shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant, who was shot by an officer as she was attacking another teen with a knife.
The incident occurred minutes before a Minneapolis, Minn., jury convicted Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd.
“YOU’RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY,” James tweeted with the officer’s image.
He later deleted the post, saying it was being used to “create more hate.” CLICK HERE FOR MORE.
In other developments:
– Ohio bar refuses to show NBA games until LeBron James is ‘expelled,’ Lakers star fires back
– ABC, CBS avoid LeBron James tweet targeting Columbus police officer on morning, evening news programs
– Newsom recall officially triggered as verified signature threshold met
– Census sweepstakes: Texas to gain 2 House seats while New York and California among the losers
– Colorado police department faces new criticism after release of booking video: ‘Ready for the pop?’
– Psaki says Harris hasn’t gone to border because she’s ‘working on a diplomatic level’
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SOME PARTING WORDS
Laura Ingraham discussed the Democrats’ continued movement against law enforcement on Monday’s “The Ingraham Angle,” pointing out “50 years ago, liberal, big-city mayors are presiding over a major crime surge and Democratic leaders not only seem that they don’t care – in fact, their responses to the surges are making things more dangerous.”
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