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8 Feb, 2019 02:23

The News with Rick Sanchez - February 07, 2019 (19:00 ET)

Calling bulls*** on Hezbollah in Venezuela 

Russia’s foreign ministry has claimed that direct military invasion of Venezuela to topple President Nicolas Maduro is being “openly discussed the White House.” Meanwhile State Sec. Mike Pompeo alleged that there are Hezbollah cells and signs of Iranian meddling in Latin America. Rick Sanchez thinks both allegations are nonsense and reminds us that “the first casualty of war is the truth.” Then RT America’s Michele Greenstein reports on Pompeo’s career, laying bare his contempt for civil liberties, his love for regime-change and his connections with the Koch brothers, whose money funded his rise to power.

Clueless US Senator doesn’t know Russia isn’t Communist 

Following reports that Saudi Arabia is supplying al Qaeda linked militants with US weapons, Senator Doug Jones (D-Alabama) awkwardly pointed out that US needs to “keep our partners coming to us” for weaponry instead of “Communist Russia and Communist China.” How many in Washington share his priorities? Former naval intelligence officer John Jordan joins Rick Sanchez to weigh in.

Can we trust PayPal and Venmo? 

It’s becoming more and more common to send money through third party systems like Venmo and PayPal. But these services often fail to disclose their vulnerability to hackers. So are they really worth the convenience? RT America’s Natasha Sweatte reports for the News with Rick Sanchez.