Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The USA needs to understand the standing of it's allies as well. The national security of the USA involves many levels of knowledge. The country simply cannot be compromised in any manner.

The knowledge and depth of information the USA accumulates is far more than "good walls makes for good neighbors." Information of security reaches into those that serve government to protect the SOVEREIGN STATE OF THE USA.

The new Secretary of State will be working with our allies. The CEO of Exxon Mobile is about to dive into international agreements, including trade, that can compromise the security of the USA. Think about it. The agreements cannot be compromised by underhanded contract dealings.

What the USA is facing with the Trump administration is the introduction of the plutocracy to set government standards. It's ridiculous the changes that will take place to facilitate Wall Street and oppress the American people.

Trump can act to secure the country or compromise it. The choices to such decisions should be obvious and in full disclosure of the American people.

January 11, 2017
By Choe Sang-Hun

Seoul, South Korea — A special prosecutor (click here) investigating the corruption scandal that led to President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment summoned the de facto head of Samsung for questioning on Wednesday, calling him a bribery suspect.

The de facto leader, Jay Y. Lee, the vice chairman of Samsung, will be questioned on Thursday, according to the special prosecutor’s office, which recommended that he also be investigated on suspicion of perjury. Mr. Lee effectively runs Samsung, South Korea’s largest conglomerate; he is the son of its chairman, Lee Kun-hee, who has been incapacitated with health problems.

He is expected to be asked whether multimillion-dollar donations that Samsung made to two foundations controlled by Choi Soon-sil, a longtime friend of the president, amounted to bribes, and what role, if any, he played in the decision to give the money. Investigators at the special prosecutor’s office have questioned other senior Samsung executives as suspects about the bribery accusations....

...Last month, Mr. Lee testified at a National Assembly hearing that he was not involved in the decision by Samsung to make the donations. He also said that the donations were not voluntary, suggesting that the company was a victim of extortion, not a participant in bribery....