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Commerce Secretary Ross admits ethical lapses in asset reporting

Friday  07:00,   13 july 2018
reuters

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Thursday admitted ethical lapses in reporting on his financial assets and said he would sell all of his remaining stocks after receiving a critical letter from the federal ethics agency. "I have made[...]
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White House Orders Broader Access to Files About F.B.I. Informant

Friday  07:00,   13 july 2018
nytimes

The full House and Senate Intelligence Committees will be able to read the documents, even though intelligence and law enforcement officials had urged that access be tightly restricted.WASHINGTON — The White House has rebuffed concerns among[...]

Russian hackers used fake accounts disguised as local news: report

Friday  07:00,   13 july 2018
thehill

Russian operatives working out of the St. Petersberg-based Internet Research Agency (IRA) used fake accounts disguised as local U.S. media outlets to exploit Americans' trust in local news.An An NPR report found that accounts linked to the IRA[...]

Jared Kushner lacks security clearance level to review some of the nation’s most sensitive intelligence in White House role

Friday  02:35,   13 july 2018
msn

He has not been approved to review “sensitive compartmented information,” which he accessed last year on an interim basis. The CIA determines who can see this information.Load[...]

Democrat With Domestic Abuse Past Creates Hostile Work Environment, Ex-Aides Say

Friday  02:15,   13 july 2018
huffingtonpost

Archie Parnell resisted calls that he end his U.S. House candidacy in South Carolina after a local newspaper revealed in May that he had beaten his first wife in 1973. His two paid staff members quit. But the Democrat, who had attracted national[...]

Police say they made an 'error' in arresting Stormy Daniels

Friday  01:20,   13 july 2018
msn

The attorney for porn actress Stormy Daniels says prosecutors have dropped all charges against her following her overnight arrest at an Ohio adult club. Michael Avenatti represents Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford. A prosecutor's[...]

EPA watchdog to continue Pruitt probes

Thursday  23:30,   12 july 2018
thehill

The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) internal watchdog will continue work on at least five of its ongoing probes involving former Administrator Scott Pruitt.Kentia Elbaum, a spokeswoman for the EPA's Office of the Inspector General[...]

Peter Strzok just gave a hard-to-rebut defense of the objectivity of the Russia investigation’s origins

Thursday  23:01,   12 july 2018
msn

If he wanted to use the investigation to stop Trump, why didn't he use the investigation to stop Trump?Strzok was a central player in the dueling investigations during the 2016 campaign. He was involved in the initial investigation into former[...]

GOP lawmakers threaten FBI agent Peter Strzok with contempt for refusing to answer question on Mueller probe

Thursday  23:01,   12 july 2018
msn

From the hearing’s first question, heated arguments and threats over embattled agent’s testimony.The mutual contempt felt between Republicans, Democrats, and the star witness was palpable from the very first question put to Strzok, whose conduct as[...]

3 key moments from Peter Strzok’s wild hearing

Thursday  20:06,   12 july 2018
msn

Anger boils over into threats of holding Strzok in contempt and Democrats accusing Republicans of holding a mockery of a hearing.Appearing before a joint session of the House Oversight and Judiciary committees, Strzok sought to explain his[...]

More than 20 Democratic House candidates want Nancy Pelosi to step aside after 2018

Thursday  17:33,   12 july 2018
vox

Pelosi is raising tens of millions for Democratic candidates. A growing number say they won’t support her bid for speaker. A close tally of Democratic House candidates who have said they won’t support House minority leader Nancy Pelosi indicates[...]

Strzok, Page and the FBI texting scandal explained

Thursday  17:26,   12 july 2018
foxnews

As Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 election continues, two former members of his team are under scrutiny for text messages they exchanged about President Trump and the probe. In the messages,[...]

Marc Short, Trump’s legislative director, becomes latest senior White House aide to depart

Thursday  16:30,   12 july 2018
msn

Short is joining a consulting firm and will also take on positions at the University of Virginia.Short is joining Guidepost Strategies consulting firm and will teach at the University of Virginia’s business school, where he received a degree, and[...]

Trump’s Defense Spending Exaggerations

Thursday  15:25,   12 july 2018
factcheck.org

President Donald Trump exaggerated the size of the defense budget in a couple of ways in recent speeches. The post Trump’s Defense Spending Exaggerations appeared first on FactCheck.org. [...]

FBI agent: My work has never been tainted by political bias

Thursday  14:55,   12 july 2018
msn

An FBI agent removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's team because of derogatory text messages about President Donald Trump is testifying publicly for the first time.WASHINGTON — An FBI agent whose anti-Trump text messages fueled suspicions [...]