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The Intercept: Trump Associates Linked to Plot to Oust Indonesian President

HeadlineApr 20, 2017
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Vice President Mike Pence is meeting with Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo in Jakarta on Thursday. The meeting comes one day after Jokowi’s political ally, Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, conceded defeat in a highly significant gubernatorial race. Purnama’s campaign was hobbled by a religious blasphemy trial and mass street protests that were organized, according to an explosive new article by journalist Allan Nairn published in The Intercept, by army officers, ISIS-linked street vigilantes and associates of President Trump who are ultimately seeking to oust the Indonesian president. The article reveals that the Trump associates involved in the coup attempt include a corporate lawyer working for the mining company Freeport-McMoRan, which is controlled by Trump adviser Carl Icahn. A video shows the lawyer at a ceremony where men are swearing allegiance to ISIS. We’ll have more on Pence’s trip to Indonesia and Allan Nairn’s explosive new article tomorrow on Democracy Now!

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