Why is Amazon suing the Pentagon?

Well, Amazon and Jeff Bezos say that President Trump intervened to block them from getting a giant cloud computing contract with the Pentagon because Trump doesn't like Bezos because he owns The Washington Post. Not sure it will go anywhere. But it does open another avenue into whether Trump abused his office of the presidency.


What did the FBI report into the Russian inquiry show?

Well, it's very long, but it does not vindicate Trump's narrative that he was illegally spied on by the FBI and the Russia investigation was illegitimate. It does show some wrongdoing that the FBI will want to clean up, but it does not give Trump the narrative that he wants and he's not happy about it.

What are the Afghanistan Papers and where do they come from?

Well, it's a huge trove of documents leaked to The Washington Post that shows years and years and years of lying by government officials and several presidents about how the Afghan war was going. Looks a lot like the Pentagon Papers did in Vietnam. Very embarrassing to the military. I'm sure will lead to some kind of hearings.

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Japan mulls state of emergency: Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe is poised to declare a "state of emergency" because of the coronavirus pandemic, giving local governments the authority to order people to stay in their homes and shutter businesses and schools. Japan has so far managed the crisis without the kinds of sweeping lockdowns seen elsewhere, but a surge of new cases in recent days – particularly in Tokyo – has put pressure on the government to do more. Japan has one of the world's oldest populations – a third of its people are older than 65, the demographic most vulnerable to COVID-19. The emergency decision comes at a tough time. Japan's economy has been hurting for several months now, as China's massive lockdowns in January and February cratered demand for Japanese exports. In order to deal with the fallout that comes with putting his economy on life-support, PM Abe said the government would push through a $1 trillion stimulus package.

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As reports swirl from sources in the U.S. Intelligence Community that China vastly underreported the number of COVID-19 cases and related deaths, China's top diplomat in the U.S., Ambassador Cui Tiankai, joined Ian Bremmer for an exclusive conversation in which he responds to the claim.

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