This weekend we saw the successful release of an American clergyman from a Turkish prison. Pastor Andrew Brunson was whisked away as soon as he walked out of Turkish jailors and flown to a US military installation in nearby Germany. From there he was given a medical exam and then put on a flight to the US where President Donald Trump asked him & James Lankford to come to the White House for a Saturday welcoming celebration.
The effort for Brunson's release started years ago when a failed coup was followed by a paranoid crackdown by the strongman president, Tayyip Erdogan. Any foreigner was viewed with suspicion, especially in the aftermath of several "Arab Spring" revolutions which are globally attributed to the Barack Obama administration's foreign policy of Hillary Clinton.
In June, the Turkish opposition media, AHVAL, puts it this way;
We're posting that video for the public to review. We're also posting Rep. Leslie Osborn's Feb. 12th, 2018 floor debate on the "Step Up" tax increases. . She said that just as President Trump is committed to draining the swamp in Washington, House leaders need to recruit primary opponents against those who don't go along with her massive new taxes.
Never mind that Trump is battling the bloat and cronyism of the federal govt.; Osborn is seeking to expand that massive and corrupt bloat in Oklahoma. If lawmakers don't vote like her, she openly threatens to raise up challengers against them in the upcoming summer primary elections, followed by general elections in November.
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