BREAKING: Citigroup Sells $1 Billion Venezuelan Gold, To ReCoup Loan

Citibank plans to sell the Venezuelan gold held as a guarantee – which has a market value of roughly $1.358 billion – to recover the first tranche of a loan made in 2015 between Citigroup and Venezuela. The company will also deposit the excess of roughly $258 million in a bank account in New York.

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Author: Ben Swann

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BREAKING: Part 1 Juan Guaido Chief of Staff taken into Custody By Venezuelan Security Forces

Roberto Marrero – an attorney and chief of staff for self proclaimed president – Juan Guaido was taken into custody following a pre-dawn raid on his home Thursday.

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How Trump’s Border Wall Declaration Could Help Roll Back Future Presidential Powers

President Trump has issued his first Presidential veto, overriding a resolution to reign in his national emergency declaration in order to get border wall funding.

Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky was one of the most outspoken of 12 Senate Republicans who voted against emergency declaration.

So why did these Republicans vote against the president’s declaration? Were they right to do so? Plus, why this emergency declaration could wind up rolling back Presidential powers in the future. Let’s give it a Reality Check.

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Ben Swann ON: NSA Spy Program Has NOT Gone Away

According to Russ Tice, a former senior NSA intelligence analyst who had previously worked with the US Air Force, Office of Naval Intelligence and Defense Intelligence Agency, the latest claim that the NSA was rolling up phone surveillance beggared belief.

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Reality Check: Questioning Vaccines is a Public Health Threat?

Not all vaccines are safe for all people, at all ages, in all quantities. Full stop! There is no question that scientifically and medically, that statement can proven with ample evidence. In fact, U.S. taxpayers have compensated the families of vaccine injured children to the tune of $4 billion dollars in the past 30 years. Unfortunately, even a statement as common sense as that is treated by many online as dangerous. Now, tech companies like Facebook and Google have taken the stand to help purge the world of what they call “vaccine denial.”
So does that action make our society or world a safer place? No. Let’s give it a Reality Check.

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Author: Ben Swann

Ben Swann ON: CA Considers Erasing Records For Low Level Offenders

A new bill introduced in the California legislature would wipe the slate clean for millions of people who have served time in prison – but law enforcement agencies would still be able to access these records. Investigative journalist Ben Swann speaks with RT America’s Manila Chan about the proposal.

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Ben Swann ON: Momo Challenge Videos Are Real

The infamous internet sensation called the Momo Challenge is still making headlines. And there are parents in news reports who say their child has seen this so called challenge. Videos embedded in cartoons instructing kids to harm themselves or others. But is it a hoax? Investigative reporter Ben Swann has the update for News.Views.Hughes.

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Ben Swann ON: Video Proof That Venezuelan Government Did Not Burn Aid Trucks

Unpublished footage obtained by The New York Times and previously released tapes — including footage released by the Colombian government, which has blamed President Nicolas Maduro for burning U.S. aid trucks headed for Venezuela shows that a Molotov cocktail thrown by an anti-government protester was the most likely trigger for the blaze. This despite U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Marco Rubio insisting it was the Venezuelan government that committed a humanitarian crime.

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Breaking: Chelsea Manning Jailed For Refusing To Testify Before Secret Grand Jury

Chelsea Manning, an anti-secrecy activist and former U.S. Army intelligence analyst whose release of classified information to WikiLeaks in 2010 sparked worldwide controversy over transparency in the military and whistleblower protections, was taken into custody at a federal court on Friday after a federal judge found her in contempt of court for refusing to answer questions before a secret grand jury.

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Ben Swann ON: James Clapper Claims He Didn’t Lie To Congress After All

The NSA is considering ending a long-used program that collects meta-data that was exposed by whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013. In the meantime, former NSA director James Clapper claims he didn’t lie when he said the NSA didn’t collect private information. Investigative journalist Ben Swann discusses the likelihood of its suspension with RT America’s Manila Chan.

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