Disturbance on LA-to-Hawaii flight brings FBI, fighter jets

Mark and Donna Basden were among the first to board the plane Friday and found a laptop in the seat pocket of Mark Basden. Flight attendants asked him to return to his seat and he refused, the source said. Passenger Allison Forberger, an eyewitness who lives in Kapolei, Hawaii, was seated right behind first class. He said the man was pushing against the cart, trying to get through. [Full Article...]

Comey Agrees to Testify in Open Hearing Before Senate Intel Committee

The New York Times reported Friday that Trump told the Russians that recently fired FBI Director James Comey was a "nut job" whose ouster relieved "great pressure" on him. The mainstream media have jumped on the as-yet-anonymous reports as additional fuel for their assertions that Trump ousted Comey for investigating his ties with Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Senate Panel Investigates Russian Interference

Senate Panel Investigates Russian Interference Yates testified about two events -on January 26 and 27- where she came to the White House to speak with its counsel Don McGahn. President Trump can be forgiven for ignoring her warning. He retired when Trump took office. "We're not going to relitigate the past on this", said Spicer. Flynn served under Obama as defense intelligence chief before Obama dismissed him. [Full Article...]

Erdogan watched attack on protesters in DC

Erdogan watched attack on protesters in DC The Secret Service said it plans to work with the police and the State Department "to aggressively pursue accountability for those involved in yesterday's protests". But U.S. military officials in both administrations have concluded that Turkey has not provided a plausible alternative to the military plan that relies on the Kurdish fighters. [Full Article...]

Trump responds to special counsel, calls Russian Federation probe 'single greatest witch hunt'

Comey was sacked shortly after asking for additional resources for the Russian Federation investigation, as reported by multiple news outlets. President Donald Trump has lashed out on Twitter again. A selloff in USA stocks looked set to extend into its second day on Thursday. After Comey's firing, Trump himself has interviewed several potential nominees. [Full Article...]

Trump Told Russians "Nut Job" Comey Was Fired to Ease Pressure

Trump Told Russians Trump reportedly added, "I'm not under investigation". Trump's meeting with Russia's foreign minister Sergey V. Lavrov and Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergey I. "By grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russia's actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russia", Spicer said. [Full Article...]

The Trump-Russia probe is now investigating a possible cover-up

The individual was described by people familiar with the matter as being "someone close to the president", although the sources declined to name names. Flynn stepped down after The Washington Post reported on the contents of the call. In Rosenstein's meetings with lawmakers, he reiterated the scathing critique laid out in his memo concerning Comey's handling of the investigation into Clinton's... [Full Article...]

Chief: Boy called police to say father had drugs in luggage

Chief: Boy called police to say father had drugs in luggage The police chief said the drugs were packaged inside five sandwich bags hidden inside the luggage. Fitzpatrick said: 'I commend this young man for being courageous enough to come forward and report that these risky substances were in his home'. [Full Article...]

Trump knew Flynn was under investigation before hiring him

February 13: Flynn resigns from his position as National Security Advisor, after it was discovered that he lied to Mike Pence about his conversations with the Russian ambassador. This shows that Flynn was compromised from the very start of the transition, and it confirms that Trump was wrong to put him in such an important national security position. [Full Article...]

New Orleans set to remove Robert E. Lee statue

New Orleans set to remove Robert E. Lee statue Slowly, they prepared to dismantle the 16½-foot bronze statue of the infamous icon of the "Lost Cause of the Confederacy". New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said it is time to move on. Lee Monumental Association. The ultimate fate of the Jim Crow-era sculptures is uncertain. Some people see the Confederate monuments as symbols of racial injustice and slavery, and others say they are a p... [Full Article...]

Virginia Mayor: Protest Supporting Confederate Statues 'Harkens Back to Days of KKK'

Virginia Mayor: Protest Supporting Confederate Statues 'Harkens Back to Days of KKK' Charlottesville's city council voted in April to remove the statue of Lee, who led the Confederate army of northern Virginia in the South's fight to secede from the union and retain slaves in the late 19th century. Among those at the protest was Richard Spencer, a while nationalist who popularized the phrase "alt-right" and is a leading figure in a fringe movement that has been described as a... [Full Article...]

Trump calls special counsel Russia probe 'greatest witch hunt' in US history

In his statement Wednesday night, Trump said he planned to focus on "fighting for the people and the issues that matter most to the future of our country". "His reaction was 'extremely measured, ' another said". The move was welcomed by both Democrats and Republicans in Congress. So Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein decided that Mueller is best equipped to spearhead the investigation that... [Full Article...]

Comey Agrees To Testify Before The Senate Intelligence Committee

The committee's chairman, Sen. "Director Comey ... deserves an opportunity to tell his story", said Sen. The Justice Department on Friday distributed prepared remarks that Rosenstein delivered to Congress in separate briefings. He says his memo is not a finding of official misconduct and is not a statement of reasons to justify Comey's firing. Richard Burr, who chairs the committee. [Full Article...]

Pressure mounts on Trump as Comey agrees to testify

Pressure mounts on Trump as Comey agrees to testify The White House didn't confirm or deny either report , in a pair of statements sent together from Air Force One. The report, which cited a U.S. official who has seen a document summarising the meeting, said Trump also told the Russians the Federal Bureau of Investigation director "was insane, a real nut job". [Full Article...]

Final confederate statue coming down in New Orleans

Monument supporters and opponents gathered anticipating the statue's removal, but the mayor's office announced the removal would happen during the day Friday, starting at 9 a.m. Still awaiting removal is the statue of Robert E. Lee, which is located in the center of Lee Circle. The statue had stood atop a roughly 12-foot column and depicted him with his right arm outstretched, towering over the st... [Full Article...]

Trump Told Russians Firing 'Nut Job' Comey Relieved 'Great Pressure'

The conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak took place on May 10, one day after Trump fired Comey. UPDATE, 4:40 PM: A New York Magazine reporter tweeted that he's confirmed with four people that the " significant person of interest " in question is Jared Kushner. [Full Article...]

Graham wants Federal Bureau of Investigation director without political ties

Graham wants Federal Bureau of Investigation director without political ties Trump said in an interview this week that he and Comey had dinner a week after his inauguration, and the president described the conversation as Comey asking him to keep him in his job. The first candidate to arrive was Alice Fisher, a high-ranking Justice Department official in the George W. Bush administration. Several candidates were interviewed on Saturday, including New York Court of Appeal... [Full Article...]

Trump says he's 'very close' to naming new FBI director

A person familiar with the meeting told Politico that Trump " bonded with Lieberman". On Thursday the New York Times reported that Comey believed that Trump and his aides had made other inappropriate contacts that he felt compelled to resist. [Full Article...]

Senate chairman: Flynn has not responded to subpoena

Burr says the panel's members are not surprised and says, "We'll figure out on Gen. Flynn what the next step, if any, is". If so, Sen. Burr just signaled to Flynn that there may not be repercussions to not complying. So far, he said, the panel has interviewed "well over 30 individuals". While Flynn was asked to resign by President Donald Trump in February after former Acting Attorney General S... [Full Article...]

Anthony Weiner Says His Sexual Deviancy Is A 'Sickness'

Anthony Weiner Says His Sexual Deviancy Is A 'Sickness' Intending to send a private message to a young woman, Weiner accidentally sent out an explicit picture of himself on his public Twitter feed. "These destructive impulses brought great devastation to my family and friends and destroyed my life's dream in public service". [Full Article...]

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