The Daily Populous

Tuesday July 2nd, 2019 evening edition

image for Japanese officials play down Trump's security treaty criticisms, claim president's remarks not always 'official' U.S. position

On Monday, a senior Foreign Ministry official pointed out Trump has made “various remarks about almost everything,” and many of them are different from the official positions held by the U.S. government.

That’s not the right response for us,” said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity.

“If it’s their official position, we need to deal with it, but the president says various things,” the official said.

The senior official also argued the security obligations under the treaty are “well-balanced,” reiterating Tokyo’s official view of the bilateral military arrangements.

“I have explained to the president the (legal) constraints of the Self-Defense Forces under the Constitution and what we could do.

But Trump again repeated his verbal attack on the security treaty during a news conference held right after the summit.

Japanese officials say Trump has never criticized the bilateral military arrangements, at least during official conversations with top Japanese officials, since becoming president. »

Sheboygan toilet clogger sentenced to probation, 150 days in jail

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Sheboygan serial toilet clogger sentenced to 150 days in jail, probation.

SHEBOYGAN - A 35-year-old Sheboygan man was sentenced Monday to three years of probation for clogging women's toilets in Deland Park and at his place of work.

As conditions of probation, Beeman will have to serve 150 days in jail, pay more than $5,500 in restitution, not be allowed to possess or consume alcohol or any controlled substances, and complete 100 hours of community service. »

Russia paid radio broadcaster $1.4 million to air Kremlin propaganda in DC

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The Russian government sent more than $1.4 million to a Florida-based company airing Kremlin propaganda in the nation’s capital over the last two years, according to recent foreign agent registration records.

Sputnik’s Virginia-based radio broadcaster, Reston Translator LLC, registered as a foreign agent in November 2017 amid increased FARA enforcement from the Justice Department.

DOJ’s new focus on foreign influence has entangled several foreign state-funded media outlets, including the Kremlin-owned Russia Today and potentially Qatar’s Al Jazeera. »