In other news, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine (R) tested positive for the coronavirus this morning just hours before he was suppose to meet Trump on the tarmac in Cleveland.
Meanwhile, North Korea has "probably developed miniaturized nuclear devices to fit into the warheads of its ballistic missiles" according to a draft of a U.N. report that hasn't been made public yet. The report says the North's nuclear weapons program never shut down and made progress over the past two years.
Finally, the Toronto Star first reported today that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman also dispatched a kill squad to take out a dissident living in Canada in 2018.
Just days after the brutal killing of prominent Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey in the fall of 2018, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman dispatched a group of hitmen, known as the Tiger Squad, to Canada to seek out and kill one of his former top intelligence officials who had sought exile in Toronto, according to a newly filed lawsuit.
Even though the scheme was thwarted when the group failed to get past suspicious border officers at Pearson International Airport, Saad Aljabri’s life remains in “dire peril,” the lawsuit says.
Aljabri believes two of his children, who were detained in Saudi Arabia earlier this year and whose whereabouts are not known, are now being used as “human bait” to lure him out of hiding.
The explosive allegations are contained in a lawsuit filed with the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. Aljabri is seeking unspecified damages from bin Salman and his associates for orchestrating an “attempted extrajudicial killing” and for violating international law.
Programming note... I'm cooking dinner for my father tomorrow, and I need to go shopping at multiple locations and tidy my place up, so I will be offline.
Have a good weekend.