Tuesday , 23 May 2017

Politics

DHS official: No plans to change security measures following Manchester attack

Following Monday’s bombing that killed 22 and injured 59 at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, there are currently no plans to make significant security changes in the United States, according to a Department of Homeland Security official. The DHS official said that the federal security posture in the U.S. is already at high levels and that there is ... Read More »

Former CIA chief Brennan had concerns about Russian contacts with Trump campaign

Former CIA Director John Brennan told Congress that U.S. intelligence found contact between Russian officials and people involved with the Trump campaign at a time in 2016 when the Russians were “brazenly” interfering in the presidential election. “I encountered and am aware of information and intelligence that revealed contacts and interactions between Russian officials and U.S. persons involved in the ... Read More »

Trump asked NSA director to knock down FBI's Russia investigation

National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers was asked by President Donald Trump to publicly push back against the FBI probe into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion by Trump associates, a source familiar with the matter told ABC News. According to the source, Rogers rebuffed the president’s request, deeming it inappropriate. The encounter between Rogers and Trump ... Read More »

Trump calls out 'evil losers' behind deadly Manchester blast

President Donald Trump on Tuesday called out the “evil losers” who he said were behind a massive explosion that brought “death to innocent young people” in Manchester, England, Monday night. “So many young, beautiful, innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil losers in life,” President Trump said early Tuesday morning, speaking just hours after an attacker carried ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia and UAE pledge $100 million to women's fund Ivanka Trump supports

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have pledged to give a total of $100 million to the Women’s Empowerment Fund, which Ivanka Trump has publicly supported. The announcement came at an event that Trump attended while visiting Saudi Arabia as part of the first foreign trip of her father’s presidency. World Bank President Jim Yong Kim was the one ... Read More »

The events that could rock Washington this week

There’s never a dull moment in the nation’s capital these days. And even with President Donald Trump out of town for his first overseas trip, there’s a good chance Washington, D.C., will continue to reel from the latest revelations concerning Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election. Former FBI Director James Comey will convene with at least one top lawmaker ... Read More »

Flynn's refusal to turn over documents by claiming the 5th Amendment stirs legal debate

Former national security adviser Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, through his lawyers, today invoked the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination and refused to hand over documents subpoenaed by a Senate committee. The Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenaed Flynn’s personal documents on May 10, after he declined to cooperate with its April 28 request in relation to the panel’s investigation into Russian interference ... Read More »

Michael Flynn appeared to have lied to federal investigators, top Democrat says

The ranking member of the House Oversight Committee says he has new documents that appear to show former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn lied to investigators who were conducting his security clearance review. In a letter today to the committee’s chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, urged the oversight chairman to subpoena the White House for documents ... Read More »

Trump's first budget calls for deep cuts to Medicaid

President Trump’s first budget proposal to Congress includes $1.7 trillion in mandatory spending cuts over 10 years, including $800 billion from Medicaid and $193 billion from food stamps, in an effort to balance the federal budget. The proposal for Fiscal Year 2018, called “A New Foundation for American Greatness,” also includes sunny projections for economic growth and tax revenue, and ... Read More »