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'Nothing to do with our Government': Trump denies US role in Venezuelan incursion

'Nothing to do with our Government': Trump denies US role in Venezuelan incursion

US President Donald Trump denies any involvement by the United States Government in what Venezuelan officials are calling a failed armed incursion that led to the capture of two American 'mercenaries'.

The two detained Americans — former special operations forces members — are believed to be in Venezuela's custodyworking with a US military veteran who has claimed responsibility for the foiled operation.AP: Manuel Balce Ceneta"But it has nothing to do with our Government."

Mr Maduro showed what he said were the US passports and other identification cards belonging to Airan Berry and Luke Denman, whom he said were in custody and had been working with Jordan Goudreau, an American military veteran who leads a Florida-based security company called Silvercorp USA.

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It’s not my fault. Blame others. My 5 yeas old kid does that...headache Of course Trump denies role, he is just after the oil. Trump is a lier and a repugnant human being. As usual.. someone is lying At this point, more people would probably consider Maduro to be more truthful YOUR KIDDING right? Really did you think ANY GOVT. would say YES I did this LOL

United States and Communist China ‘set to face off’ on COVID-19 investigations | Sky News AustraliaTensions are set to become inflamed between Washington and Beijing which simply denotes communist China must “come clean (and) admit the source of the virus” and allow an independent investigation to take place says Sky News host Chris Kenny. \n\nUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has recently produced a scathing assessment of China and its questionable practices in the field of medical research, stating the communist superpower had a history of 'infecting the world' and 'running sub-standard laboratories'.\n\nHe also claimed there was a 'significant amount of evidence' COVID-19 originated from a Chinese lab and not wet markets from Wuhan. \n\n“We need more international pressure on China, and now in the US, the secretary of state has gone a step further than supporting an investigation,” Mr Kenny said. \n\nMr Kenny said China has engaged in “nasty, threatening and over the top reactions to all of this” as calls for an independent investigation into the pandemic continue to amplify. \n\nImage: AP Sky news is repulsive. I really hope you go bankrupt. When start blaming somebody all you are doing is highlighting your own deficiencies. If it was a financial thing thing then we should start suing the US for the GFC. I'm just wonderinghhow would the today's world leaders respond to the pandemic if it happened in Soviet Union under LeonidBrezhnev?

Tensions 'certainly set to rise' between United States and China | Sky News AustraliaUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s recent verbal attack upon the Communist Party of China will “certainly increase the tension” between Beijing and Washington says Liberal MP Andrew Hastie. \n\nUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has offered up a scathing assessment of China and its questionable practices in the field of medical research, stating the Communist superpower had a history of 'infecting the world' and 'running sub-standard laboratories'.\n\nMr Pompeo claimed there was a 'significant amount of evidence' COVID-19 originated from a Chinese lab and has backed Australia’s call for an independent investigation into the origins of the disease in the country. \n\nMr Hastie said the comments by Mr Pompeo were “very interesting” and do “really validate” Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s calls for an investigation into communist China on the issue. \n\nHe told Sky News host Chris Kenny “we can’t rule anything in, and we can’t rule anything out” as to the origins of the disease. \n\n“That’s why we’ve got to have this independent inquiry”. \n\nMr Hastie also said the World Health Organisation “has not done a great job” and believed it needed some “fresh leadership” and “fresh eyes” to launch the investigation. \n\nImage: AP SecPompeo COVID19 GMB ThisMorning UN WHO NHS (1) I'm sick of hearing about how American actions will cause tension, while media continues to ignore the repeated abuses of the CCP. This is absolutely disgusting behaviour by a Western media who clearly wants to support an SecPompeo It needs to be done.. Qanon Qsentus SecPompeo Not just the United States......Every country is very pissed with China and quite rightly so...😡😡🇦🇺

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Parks crowded as some US states exit lockdownThe number of US coronavirus cases has topped 1.1 million as the death toll continues to climb towards 70,000. Looks ok to me. Families don’t have to Be 1,5m apart. No wonder they can’t get covid19 under control. Dumba** Americans. Always about me me me. Freedom is a wonderful concept but it costs and they will be paying with there lives.

Britain's death toll climbs above Italy's, second-highest worldwide behind United States - ABC NewsBritain's coronavirus death toll overtakes Italy's, with data revealing more than 32,000 lives lost, leaving the nation with the second-highest death toll globally.

US President Donald Trump has denied any involvement by the United States Government in what Venezuelan officials have called a failed armed incursion that led to the capture of two American "mercenaries".United States and Communist China ‘set to face off’ on COVID-19 investigations 04/05/2020 | 3min Tensions are set to become inflamed between Washington and Beijing which simply denotes communist China must “come clean (and) admit the source of the virus” and allow an independent investigation to take place says Sky News host Chris Kenny.Tensions 'certainly set to rise' between United States and China 04/05/2020 | 9min US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s recent verbal attack upon the Communist Party of China will “certainly increase the tension” between Beijing and Washington says Liberal MP Andrew Hastie.Britain has overtaken Italy and is reporting the highest official death toll from coronavirus in Europe with more than 32,000 deaths, as the figure also places it second worldwide for deaths, behind the United States.

Key points: President Maduro said authorities arrested 13 "terrorists" involved in what he described as a plot coordinated with Washington The two detained Americans — former special operations forces members — are believed to be in Venezuela's custody The US has waged a campaign of tough economic sanctions against Venezuela in an effort to oust Mr Maduro Mr Trump made the comment to reporters at the White House on Tuesday [local time] after socialist Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said working with a US military veteran who has claimed responsibility for the foiled operation. US President Donald Trump said the Venezuela incident had "nothing to do" with his Government. He also claimed there was a "significant amount of evidence" COVID-19 originated from a Chinese lab and not wet markets from Wuhan. ( AP: Manuel Balce Ceneta ) "We'll find out. Mr Hastie said the comments by Mr Pompeo were “very interesting” and do “really validate” Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s calls for an investigation into communist China on the issue. We just heard about it," Mr Trump said when asked about the incident and the Americans' arrests. Mr Kenny said China has engaged in “nasty, threatening and over the top reactions to all of this” as calls for an independent investigation into the pandemic continue to amplify. "But it has nothing to do with our Government. Space to play or pause, M to mute, left and right arrows to seek, up and down arrows for volume.

" In a state television address, Mr Maduro said authorities arrested 13 "terrorists" on Monday [local time] involved in what he described as a plot coordinated with Washington to enter the country via the Caribbean coast and oust him. Mr Hastie also said the World Health Organisation “has not done a great job” and believed it needed some “fresh leadership” and “fresh eyes” to launch the investigation. Eight people were killed during the incursion attempt on Sunday, Venezuelan authorities said. Mr Maduro showed what he said were the US passports and other identification cards belonging to Airan Berry and Luke Denman, whom he said were in custody and had been working with Jordan Goudreau, an American military veteran who leads a Florida-based security company called Silvercorp USA. Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro accused US "mercenaries" of an incursion. ( AP: Ariana Cubillos ) The two detained Americans, former special operations forces members who had served with Mr Goudreau, were believed to be in the custody of Venezuelan military intelligence, according to a person familiar with the matter. Coronavirus update: Follow all the latest news in our daily wrap Asked whether Mr Johnson would make a statement unveiling measures covering the next phase of Britain's plan against the novel coronavirus on Sunday, the spokesman said: "I think what matters is that we get this right, that we fully consider all the evidence and ensure that we can communicate the next steps whatever they may be in a very clear way to the public.

Silvercorp describes Mr Goudreau as honoured by the military with awards for his leadership during combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. ( Twitter: @silvercorpusa ) Mr Goudreau released a video identifying himself as an organiser of the operation, alongside dissident Venezuelan military officer Javier Nieto. He identified one of the fighters as "Commander Sequea," which appeared to be a reference to Antonio Sequea, who was identified by Venezuelan state television as one of the people arrested. Silvercorp's website describes Mr Goudreau as a "highly decorated Special Forces Iraq and Afghanistan veteran". The US State Department did not provide any immediate comment on the arrests. "We are continuing working with the unions on developing sensible guidance for businesses that will give UK workers the utmost confidence that they can return to work safely," he added.

US officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, strongly denied any US Government role in the incursions. US deploying 'maximum pressure' strategy to oust Maduro .