Required Reading – July 20 Afternoon Update

Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:

Geller: EXPOSED: Peter Strzok Grew Up In Iran and Saudi Arabia, Worked As Obama and Brennan’s Envoy To Iranian Regime

“If this is true, why doesn’t anybody talk about the Iranian takeover of our government, between this arrogant FBI hatchet man and Valerie Jarrett? […]  A former co-worker of Peter Strzok tells Big League Politics about Strzok’s extensive background in the intelligence community, including the fact that he grew up in Iran. Many intelligence officers like Strzok are complete ghosts with questionable history and gaps in their life story. But now we have some insight.”

Read more at Freedom Outpost.

Allen: Poll: Huge GOP majority backs Trump’s Putin performance

“We told you yesterday why elected Republicans go so silent so quickly when they disagree so strongly with President Trump: They fear it’s political suicide to speak up. Now we have an exclusive, new Axios/SurveyMonkey poll that shows why those fears are real: . . .”

Read more at Axios.

Greenfield: Trump Stood Up to Putin, Obama Appeased Him

“Just ask Ukraine and Poland. “How did we get into this mess?” Obama asked Putin. It was the summer of ’09 and the two men, one a former community organizer and the other a former KGB officer, were sitting on the veranda of Putin’s dacha. While Obama noshed on three types of pricey caviar, Putin took a bite out of his junior colleague by delivering an extended denunciation of America. Obama listened without a word of protest to Putin’s attack on America. According to Michael McFaul, his point man on Russia who has been attacking Trump prominently in the media, “the history lesson was even rather helpful because it enabled him to emphasize to Putin: well, I’m different, I’m new.” Putin’s litany of American foreign policy crimes was cunningly fitted to the politics of the left. On that summer day, Russia wasn’t an enemy, but a victim of the Bush administration’s cowboy diplomacy. And Obama was seeking common ground with Russia, Iran and the Brotherhood against the Republicans.”

Read more at Front Page Mag.

Johnson: Return of “Zionism is racism”

“As she mounts her campaign to take the congressional seat representing Minnesota’s Fifth District, Ilhan Omar is sticking with the proposition that Israel is an “apartheid regime.” I think this raises a question of decency for which Democrats should be held to account.”

Read more at Powerline Blog.

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