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    Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday announced he was appointing two senior diplomats to lead the investigation into 'Havana syndrome' attacks and promised it was a top priority of President Biden. In his most extensive remarks yet on the mystery, Blinken said the attacks had caused 'profound' physical and psychological harm.  His announcement of Jonathan Moore as the new chief of the Health Incident Response Taskforce comes almost two months after its last head left the post, prompting criticism that the Biden administration was not taking the problem seriously.  But Blinken said officials were working tirelessly to find out who was responsible.  'These incidents have left our colleagues with profound harm,' he said. 'They've experienced serious physical consequences, including persistent headaches and hearing loss.  'They've also experienced psychological harm, including trauma, anxiety, depression.'  Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the administration would 'leave no stone unturned' to prevent mystery ailments - known popularly as 'Havana syndrome' - happening Blinken announced veteran diplomats Jonathan Moore and Margaret Uyehara to lead the State Department's reponse, tasked with identifying the cause and supporting...
    Jorgelina do Rosario | Bloomberg Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry reaffirmed a request for “mutual legal assistance” to investigate the murder of President Jovenel Moise. In prerecorded remarks to the UN General Assembly, Henry emphasized that finding all those responsible for the assassination was a “top priority” of his government. “This is a transnational crime and because of this we are formally requesting mutual legal assistance,” the prime minister said Saturday. “No political maneuver, no media campaign, no distraction can detour me from this goal.” The Caribbean nation’s latest round of turmoil began when Moise was murdered in his home July 7. Colombian and U.S. citizens were allegedly involved in the Moise’s assassination. The political crisis was followed by a magnitude 7.2 earthquake in August that killed more than 2,100 people and left more than 130,000 structures damaged or destroyed. Henry said Saturday that the government is preparing an assessment of post-disaster needs that should be ready in a “few weeks.” On Sept. 17, Henry issued a statement dismissing allegations he’d been in contact with one of Moise’s suspected killers...
    Donald Trump at the Turnberry golf course in ScotlandScott Heppell/AP Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.A Scottish court on Wednesday gave activists the green light to continue their effort to use an anti–money laundering statute to investigate the financing of Donald Trump’s golf courses in the country. While Trump built his reputation in New York City real estate, the gravitational center of his business empire has shifted toward Scotland in the last decade, with the two courses he operates there requiring huge amounts of cash to build and maintain. By some estimates, Trump would have had to spend half of his available cash to finance his 2014 purchase of the famed Turnberry golf course in southwest Scotland. According to Trump himself, he has spent more than $400 million on Turnberry and a second course in Aberdeenshire, along the windy North Sea coast, which he built from scratch. Neither course has ever turned a profit. In fact, both courses bleed money. The amount of money Trump has dumped—and...
    National Security Agency’s (NSA) inspector general will investigate if the agency “improperly” spied on Tucker Carlson, who reportedly was attempting to interview Russian President Vladimir Putin. “The inspector general for the NSA is opening an investigation into claims the agency ‘improperly targeted’ a ‘member of the U.S. media’ aka Tucker Carlson,” the Hollywood Reporter tweeted. The investigation comes after Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) sent a letter August 3 to Director of National Intelligence Avril D. Haines to request a “formal inquiry into allegations that Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s communications were subject to NSA collection, and that Mr. Carlson’s identity was ‘unmasked’ component to that collection.” “Similarly, media reports that Mr. Carlson was unmasked by a government agency or official have only fueled the perception that unmasking is being used as a political hammer or to satisfy curiosity,” Rubio continued. “As such, it is essential that the IC – under your leadership – hold itself to account if misconduct has occurred, and convincingly reassure an American public increasingly attuned to the perception of widespread misconduct where it has not occurred.” Rubio’s letter is in...
    The top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee is calling on the director of national intelligence to investigate allegations that the federal government "unmasked" Fox News host Tucker CarlsonTucker CarlsonDon Lemon defends Tucker Carlson amid confrontation video Fox News blasts 'ambush' of Carlson at Montana fly-fishing store Psaki says Biden admin 'needs' Fox News in order to fight vaccine misinformation MORE. In a letter to director Avril D. Haines, Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioSenate holds sleepy Saturday session as negotiators finalize infrastructure deal Break glass in case of emergency — but not for climate change Democrats join GOP in pressuring Biden over China, virus origins MORE (R-Fla.) said that recent media reports that "Mr. Carlson was unmasked by a government agency" have "only fueled the perception that unmasking is being used as a political hammer or to satisfy curiosity."  "As such, it is essential that the IC – under your leadership – hold itself to account if misconduct has occurred, and convincingly reassure an American public increasingly attuned to the perception of widespread misconduct where it has not occurred," Rubio wrote. ...
    The federal government agency responsible for leading investigations into building failures is sending a group of scientists and engineers to collect information on the Miami-area building collapse to determine whether a larger probe into potential structural failures is needed.  The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a non-regulatory agency under the authority of the Department of Commerce, said it was working on sending six scientists and engineers “to collect firsthand information on the Champlain Towers South collapse that will be used to determine if an investigation or study will be conducted,” agency spokesperson Jennifer Huergo said in a statement shared with The Hill.  “The NIST experts will work with federal, state and local authorities to identify and preserve materials that might be helpful in understanding why the collapse occurred,” she added.  The announcement comes amid ongoing search and rescue efforts following the early Thursday partial collapse of a residential building in the Miami-area town of Surfside.  Four people have been declared dead as a result of the collapse, with 159 people still unaccounted for as of Friday morning, according...
    U.S. Interior Department Secretary Deb Haaland said her department is launching an investigation into the more-than-150-year history of government-run American Indian boarding schools to “uncover the truth about the loss of human life and lasting consequences” of the schools. Haaland, the first Native American to serve as a Cabinet secretary and a former congresswoman from New Mexico, announced the investigation Tuesday during comments to the National Congress of American Indians, and then formally in a news release and a letter to other cabinet heads. Haaland noted that beginning with the Indian Civilization Act of 1819 and running through the 1960s, the U.S. enacted laws and policies establishing and supporting Indian boarding schools across the nation. Thousands of young native children were sent to the schools, and researchers say many were abused and never heard from again. Haaland said the schools were overseen by the Interior Department she now runs, and it is therefore appropriate the department carry out the investigation. She said, “At no time in history have the records or documentation of this policy been compiled or analyzed to...
    The Scottish government is facing a legal challenge by a human rights group requesting a judicial review of Parliament's refusal to investigate former President Donald Trump's all-cash purchases of two golf courses. Avaaz, an international nonprofit organization focused on issues such as human rights and climate change, filed a petition on Monday in Scotland's highest civil court in hopes of reviving an effort in forcing Trump to disclose how he financed two courses he bought in 2005 and 2014, according to Reuters. “If Trump can't explain the source of the money, then the Scottish government has the responsibility to take action," said Nick Flynn, legal director at Avaaz. DIVIDE AND CONQUER: FORMER TRUMP AIDES HOPE NEW RIVALRY HELPS SUSTAIN MAGA MOVEMENT The petition zeroes in on Trump's purchases of two Scottish courses, in which he spent more than $300 million in cash to purchase and develop them, though neither has reportedly turned a profit. In 2006, the former president bought 1,000 acres in Aberdeenshire for over $10 million and spent $60 million building a golf course, a small hotel,...
    The White House has distanced itself from reports that migrant teenagers were held in buses outside a federal government facility in Dallas while they waited to be reunited with their families in the United States. White House press secretary Jen Psaki condemned the anecdotes as "unacceptable" and "outrageous." "They do not meet our standard for childcare, that is true for the president, it is true for the Secretary of Homeland, Health and Human Services, it is true for everyone involved across government," Psaki told reporters Friday. CHENEY OUSTER POINTS TO ROUGH TIME FOR BIDEN AFTER MIDTERM ELECTIONS The matter is being investigated to determine "how we got to this point, how this possibly happened," according to Psaki. "There's no excuse for this kind of treatment," she said. "In terms of what the consequences will be, I just can't predict that before an investigation has concluded." The Dallas Morning News reported this week that migrant teenagers, mostly boys, were being housed in charter buses parked outside the city's convention center. The makeshift facility was set up early in President Joe Biden's...
    More On: ufos Security camera in Florida captures mysterious flying orbs of light Former Sen. Harry Reid thinks Lockheed Martin may have UFO fragments UFOs are real, feds’ cover-up fueled by fear: ex-Pentagon whistleblower Close encounter: SpaceX craft almost nicked by UFO after launch in orbit ​​An independent government watchdog will investigate the Pentagon’s actions regarding UFOs following complaints from Congressional leaders on how the Department of Defense has handled the out-of-this-world topic. The announcement comes days after a former Pentagon official, who says he headed up a program investigating what the government refers to as unidentified aerial phenomena, or UAPs, told The Post that he tried to get the government to seriously acknowledge and investigate these unidentified objects, comparing it to an “intelligence failure on the level of 9/11.” “The objective of this evaluation is to determine the extent to which the DoD has taken actions regarding Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP). We may revise the objective as the evaluation proceeds, and we will consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives,” the Defense Department’s inspector general said in...
    FORMER Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he believes a former US defense contractor had alien debris in its possession. Although the ex-Nevada Senator said he never actually saw proof of the crashed UFO remnants, Reid did try to get approval from the Pentagon to find them. 2Harry Reid believes the Pentagon was in possession of alien debrisCredit: Getty "I was told for decades that Lockheed had some of these retrieved materials," Reid, 81, told the New Yorker of defense contractor Lockheed Martin. "And I tried to get, as I recall, a classified approval by the Pentagon to have me go look at the stuff," he said. "They would not approve that. I don’t know what all the numbers were, what kind of classification it was, but they would not give that to me." Reid spoke to the magazine as part of a general article regarding government investigations into unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP). 2He said the defense contractor Lockheed Martin had debris from a UFO crashCredit: Reuters Reid apparently reached out to Alaskan Senator Ted Stevens and Hawaiian Senator...
    TWO new coronavirus variants with links to India are now being investigated by UK scientists, it has been revealed today. It means that there are now 13 variants of concern or under investigation in the UK. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest updates 2Two new variants are now under investigation in the UKCredit: Getty Today the government updated its findings with two new variants. It stated that there are two new variants under investigation named B.1.617.2 - with 202 cases and B.1.617.3 with five cases. They both look to be connected to the main India strain. On April 21 the government listed the Indian variant (B.1.617) as being under investigation. The most recent data states that in the UK there are 193 cases of this variant. The government had previously deployed surge testing in various areas across the country in order to find cases of the South African and Brazilian variant. Just yesterday it was reported that three cases of the India variant had been discovered in Leicester. It comes as: AstraZeneca Covid vaccine linked to 41 deaths,...
    A group of 18 Republican senators sent a letter requesting to halt Colin Kahl’s nomination for a top Pentagon post so the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) can investigate whether Kahl improperly disclosed classified information after leaving a prior post in government. The group of senators, led by Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-TN) and Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), wrote a letter to the FBI to seek an immediate investigation into Kahl, who is President Joe Biden’s nominee for Undersecretary of Defense for Policy. The senators are asking the FBI to determine whether Kahl had improperly disclosed classified information. “Colin Kahl’s growing record of apparent mishandling of classified information proves his complete lack of qualification to hold one of our nation’s top national security positions,” Hagerty said in a series of tweets, adding, “These disclosures are extremely concerning and warrant a complete FBI investigation to determine the full scope of the nominee’s mishandling of sensitive national security information, apparently for his own perceived political gain.” In the letter, the group of senators wrote that Kahl has a proven track record of “apparent mishandling of classified information and controlled unclassified...
    A state-owned Chinese Communist Party (CCP) propaganda outlet described British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab’s call for “urgent and unfettered” access to the Xinjiang region of China as a “shameless imperialist act”. On Monday, Mr Raab called for United Nations investigators to be granted access to the province, alleging that the human rights abuses being carried out against the Uyghur Muslim population by the communist regime are happening on an “industrial scale”. In response, the Chinese state’s most belligerent mouthpiece, the Global Times, said: “The UK Foreign Secretary’s office is making a shameless imperialist act against China about human rights that has stunned Chinese people.” The propaganda outlet rejected the notion that the dictatorship in Beijing should be held accountable by the United Kingdom, saying that “the most important thing for us is to act based on China’s interests, instead of indulging London.” In more threatening language the Global Times pronounced: “We should do things favourable to China, making Britain fully aware of who China is.” “China now has enough strength to support the country to walk its own way while...
    Members of the Scottish regional Parliament (MSPs) will vote on Wednesday whether the local government should investigate former President Donald Trump over the financing of his golf courses in the country. The local MSPs will debate whether to pass an ‘Unexplained Wealth Order’, which though non-binding, will put pressure on Nicola Sturgeon, the left-separatist leader of Scotland’s devolved government, to investigate Mr Trump. The co-leader of the Scottish Green Party, Patrick Harvie, who introduced the measure for debate, told The Scotsman: “The Scottish Government has tried to avoid the question of investigating Donald Trump’s wealth for far too long. There are serious concerns about how he financed the cash purchases of his Scottish golf courses, but no investigation has ever taken place. “Nicola Sturgeon’s claims that it has nothing to do with her have been shown to be untrue. It’s long past time the government demonstrated that Scotland cannot be a country where anyone with the money can buy whatever land and property they want, no questions asked. “That’s why I’m bringing this vote to Parliament. The government must seek an...
    President Biden will pursue his stated goal of bringing the country together "by using the power of the entire federal government to harass and investigate his political adversaries," Laura Ingraham claimed Wednesday night. "From our bloated intel agencies to the DOJ and FBI, he and Kamala Harris will spy on Americans they don't trust and they don't much like," argued "The Ingraham Angle" host, who dubbed the Biden DHS apparatus the "Department of Homeland Insecurity."  Ingraham referenced what she described as a scary-looking bulletin suggesting "ideologically-motivated violent extremists" who have "grievances" with the presidential transition may continue to mobilize and/or commit violence. "Sounds obscenely fake and hypothetical, right?" she asked before noting that the document admits "DHS does not have any information to indicate its specific incredible plots." DHS: US UNDER 'HEIGHTENED THREAT ENVIRONMENT' AMID CONCERNS OVER 'VIOLENT RIOTS' Video"While the Biden bulletin does make a vague reference to BLM and Antifa without naming them, it specifically lumps anti-lockdown protesters into the same category as the Capitol rioters," Ingraham said. "The FBI apparently has put them at the top of their most wanted list." The host insisted that "we want all of the criminals locked up, period," and added that while District of...
    WUHAN, China -- A global team of researchers arrived Thursday in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic was first detected to conduct a politically sensitive investigation into its origins amid uncertainty about whether Beijing might try to prevent embarrassing discoveries.The 10-member team sent to Wuhan by the World Health Organization was approved by President Xi Jinping's government after months of diplomatic wrangling that prompted an unusual public complaint by the head of WHO.Scientists suspect the virus that has killed more than 1.9 million people since late 2019 jumped to humans from bats or other animals, most likely in China's southwest. The ruling Communist Party, stung by complaints it allowed the disease to spread, says the virus came from abroad, possibly on imported seafood, but international scientists reject that.Two members of the team did not land in Wuhan on Thursday because they had tested positive for coronavirus antibodies and were being retested in Singapore, WHO said in a statement on Twitter.The rest of the team arrived at the Wuhan airport and walked through a makeshift clear plastic tunnel into the...
    The list of victims from the devastating and long-undetected hack on US government agencies and companies continues to grow ever since the sprawling cyber-espionage campaign was disclosed earlier this week. Federal authorities are expressing increased alarm over the suspected Russian hack that breached, among others, US nuclear agencies - with the nation's cybersecurity agency already warning of a 'grave threat' to government and private networks as a result.  It is one of the biggest hacks ever uncovered and has sent security teams around the world scrambling to investigate the scope and contain the damage.  As the investigation continues a week after the hack was first publicly revealed, a timeline is beginning to emerge regarding how it was first discovered and exactly who has been affected.  The hack involved a common software product made by Texas-based SolarWinds Corp, which is used by hundreds of thousands of organizations, ranging from government agencies to Microsoft and Fortune 500 companies.  Before this week, few people were aware that SolarWinds provided vital computer network monitoring services to the major corporations and government agencies worldwide. Now, the revelation that...
    ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland said it will review possibly illegal adoptions of foreign children, three years after a scandal flared over allegations that some Sri Lankan child adoptees may have been stolen by traffickers from their birth families. "(We) acknowledge and regret the Swiss authorities' failure to prevent adoptions from Sri Lanka until the 1990s despite strong indications of, in some cases, serious irregularities," the federal cabinet said in a statement. It called for greater support for people who were adopted in Switzerland at the time and who have struggled to penetrate a cloak of secrecy surrounding their origins. The issue came to light after a Dutch television documentary in 2017 reported that thousands of Sri Lankan children were given up for adoption, often illegally, in European countries over the course of several decades. A study released earlier this year by the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) at the government's request found that Swiss authorities approved the entry of 950 children from Sri Lanka between 1973 and 1997, although it was impossible to pinpoint the precise number of adoptions...
    More On: france France mandating border checks to prevent skiing abroad during COVID-19 COVID-19 pandemic silver lining: Empty Paris hotel shelters the homeless ‘French Kennedy’ linked to Princess Diana dies of COVID-19 French lawmakers to rewrite proposed bill on filming cops PARIS – France will on Thursday start investigating dozens of mosques suspected of fomenting Islamist ideology to combat the rising threat of religious extremism, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said. The government has launched what it calls an unprecedented action against “separatism” following several Islamist attacks in France this autumn, including the beheading of a teacher who had shown his class caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad. Darmanin said 76 mosques out of the more than 2,600 Muslim places of worship had been flagged as possible threats to France’s Republican values and its security. Where suspicions are confirmed, the mosque will be closed down, he said. “There are in some concentrated areas places of worship which are clearly anti-Republican,” Darmanin told RTL radio, “(where) imams are followed by the intelligence services and where the discourse runs counter to our values.”...
    PARIS (Reuters) - France will on Thursday start investigating dozens of mosques suspected of fomenting Islamist ideology to combat the rising threat of religious extremism, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said. The government has launched what it calls an unprecedented action against "separatism" following several Islamist attacks in France this autumn, including the beheading of a teacher who had shown his class caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad. Darmanin said 76 mosques out of the more than 2,600 Muslim places of worship had been flagged as possible threats to France's Republican values and its security. Where suspicions are confirmed, the mosque will be closed down, he said. "There are in some concentrated areas places of worship which are clearly anti-Republican," Darmanin told RTL radio, "(where) imams are followed by the intelligence services and where the discourse runs counter to our values." Investigators will dig into the mosques' financing and the background of imams deemed suspicious and search for evidence, among other things, of Koranic schools for young children. President Emmanuel Macron has warned of the growing menace of 'Islamist separatism' and its...
    Troops loyal to the government ride in trucks to face the Tigray People’s Liberation Front forces Ethiopia’s human rights commission has said it will send a team to investigate reports of mass killings of civilians in the northern Tigray state. The commission, appointed by the government but independent, said it was aware of reports of “ethnic profiling” being undertaken in the area. PM Abiy Ahmed has accused forces loyal to Tigray’s leaders of the massacre. Its officials have denied involvement. The UN human rights chief warned the killings could amount to war crimes. Michelle Bachelet called for an inquiry into reports that scores and maybe hundreds of people had been stabbed and hacked to death in Mai-Kadra (May Cadera), a town in the South West Zone of Tigray. There have been long-standing tensions between Ethiopia’s government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), which controls Tigray, the country’s northernmost state. Prime Minister Abiy ordered a military operation against the TPLF earlier this month after he accused them of attacking a military camp hosting federal troops – claims the TPLF...
    By Marco Aquino LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra denied allegations on Monday that he had received a payout from a construction company that won a public works contract when he was a regional governor, as prosecutors said they would open a preliminary investigation. Vizcarra, who was sworn in as president in 2018, received bribes worth a total 1.3 million soles ($363,000) between 2014 and 2016, according to testimony that forms part of a broader investigation underway by government prosecutors into construction firms. That testimony was published by several local media outlets on Sunday. Prosecutor Germán Juárez - a member of a team that investigates bribes from Peruvian and foreign construction companies - said he would investigate Vizcarra for "the alleged crimes of bribery and collusion," according to a letter he wrote to his superiors that was also published in local media and viewed by Reuters. Reuters contacted the prosecutor's office but officials there declined to comment on the case. Vizcarra has denied he received the payments, though he did confirm that the construction firm had received a government...
    An independent government watchdog will investigate the Trump administration's alleged political interference with public health agencies, Democratic senators announced Monday. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) said it had accepted a request from Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenPush to expand Supreme Court faces Democratic buzzsaw Georgia senator mocks Harris's name before Trump rally: 'Kamala-mala-mala, I don't know' Warren, Porter to headline progressive fundraiser supporting seven swing state candidates MORE (D-Mass.), Patty MurrayPatricia (Patty) Lynn MurrayBaldwin calls for Senate hearing on CDC response to meatpacking plant coronavirus outbreak Democrats demand answers from Labor Department on CDC recommendations for meatpacking plant Top Democrats accuse White House of withholding information on COVID-19 outbreak MORE (D-Wash.) and Gary PetersGary Charles PetersDemocrats introduce bill providing 0 million to protect schools from cyberattacks Exclusive poll: Biden up in Mich., Pa., tied with Trump in Fla. The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Senate makes SCOTUS nominee Barrett a proxy for divisive 2020 MORE (D-Mich.) to review whether the scientific integrity and communications policies of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug...
    Citing reports of foreign governments seeking to influence American elections by funding American nonprofits, Senator Kelly Loeffler has called on federal officials to investigate whether or not the Chinese are trying to alter the outcome of the November 3rd election. Loeffler specifically called on the U.S. Department of Justice, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the U.S. Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to investigate possible foreign election interference by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and sent a letter urging U.S. Attorney General William Barr and other officials to investigate if foreign governments are donating money to American nonprofits in an attempt to interfere with the upcoming U.S. elections. “I write today to request an investigation be opened into the use of American nonprofit organizations by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for the purpose of interfering with, or otherwise influencing, United States elections and policies,” writes Loeffler. “The Chinese government has sought to undermine America’s interests for decades...
    Lawyers say they have presented German prosecutors with new evidence that a suspected chemical attack on Khan Shaykhun in 2017 was carried out by the Syrian government – AFP A criminal complaint filed in Germany is the first to seek to apply universal jurisdiction to Syrian officials accused of killing hundreds of civilians in chemical attacks on rebel-held areas during the country’s nearly decade-long civil war.  Lawyers representing victims of chemical weapons attacks in Syria filed the complaint with German federal public prosecutors on Tuesday, saying it outlined new evidence showing the Syrian government carried out the attacks. Germany has universal jurisdiction laws that offer a rare legal avenue against the government of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad. Russia and China have previously vetoed attempts at the United Nations Security Council to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court. Tuesday’s complaint is the first to pursue action over the alleged use of chemical weapons by Damascus on Eastern Ghouta in 2013 and Khan Shaykhun in 2017. The attacks, which the complaint attributes to the Syrian government, resulted in the...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine who was forced out of her job last year by the Trump administration, is being honored by PEN America. The literary and human rights organization announced Monday that Yovanovitch has won the PEN/Benenson Courage Award, of which previous recipients include Anita Hill and student activists from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. During the impeachment hearings of President Donald Trump, Yovanovitch told House investigators that Ukrainian officials had warned her in advance that Rudy Giuliani and other Trump insiders were planning to “do things, including to me” and were “looking to hurt” her. Yovanovitch was recalled from Kyiv as Giuliani pressed Ukrainian officials to investigate baseless corruption allegations against former Vice President Joe Biden, the 2020 presidential candidate for the Democratic Party, and his son Hunter. The alleged attempt to make a foreign government investigate a political opponent led to Trump’s impeachment in December on two counts by the Democratic-run House. The Republican-run Senate acquitted him on both counts. “At a time when, for government officials,...
    JENELLE Evans has been slammed for fans by asking the President of the United States to investigate Child Protection Services. Donald Trump revealed on Twitter he would be flying to North Carolina on Wednesday and in reply the Teen Mom star tweeted: "You should help me investigate CPS in my area." 10Trump confirmed he was flying to NCCredit: AFP or licensors 10Jenelle then asked him to investigate CPSCredit: Youtube/Jenelle Eason However fans were horrified she would think that CPS would need investigating , with one writing in reply: "You mean help CPS investigate you." Another tweeted: "Now that there is true desperation." One fan, clearly angered at Jenelle, replied: "Yes, Mr. President. "Please investigate why CPS has yet to step in and properly protect the children who inhabit the land. Sufficient evidence has been provided and still nothing is being done to help them." 10Credit: Twitter 10Credit: Twitter 10Credit: Twitter 10Credit: Twitter Jenelle's request comes after she slammed CPS in a YouTube video for "taking away her kids." The former TV reality star started a YouTube series called I...
            by Chuck Ross  FBI agents in 2015 sought authorization to surveil foreign government operatives who sought to influence Hillary Clinton, but ultimately settled for a defensive briefing given to lawyers for the Democratic presidential candidate, according to documents released on Sunday. One FBI agent involved in the investigation asked then-FBI Director James Comey in an April 2015 email for a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant, according to the documents, published by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham. A FISA order was not granted in the investigation. Instead, an FBI special agent provided a defensive briefing to Clinton’s personal lawyers in October 2015. Graham, a Republican, said that the documents are evidence of a double standard in how the FBI conducted investigations of foreign meddling regarding the Clinton and Trump campaigns. The FBI obtained FISA orders against former Trump campaign aide Carter Page in October 2016 as part of its investigation into Russia’s meddling in the election. The FISA Court has been highly critical of the FBI over its surveillance of Page, citing numerous errors and omissions found...
    The FBI investigated a foreign government’s efforts to influence Hillary Clinton in 2015, going as far as seeking a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act order.  But FBI documents released Sunday show that the bureau opted against a FISA. Instead, an FBI agent provided a defensive briefing to Clinton’s personal lawyers in October 2015.  Sen. Lindsey Graham, who released the documents, said the records are evidence of a double standard at the FBI. The bureau obtained FISA warrants against a Trump aide and planted an FBI agent in a defensive briefing for Donald Trump and Michael Flynn in August 2016. FBI agents in 2015 sought authorization to surveil foreign government operatives who sought to influence Hillary Clinton, but ultimately settled for a defensive briefing given to lawyers for the Democratic presidential candidate, according to documents released on Sunday. One FBI agent involved in the investigation asked then-FBI Director James Comey in an April 2015 email for a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant, according to the documents, published by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham. A FISA order was not...
    BEIRUT, Lebanon – A team of FBI investigators is due to arrive in Lebanon over the weekend to join the investigation of the massive explosion in Beirut, said a senior US official who visited the scene on Saturday. David Hale, undersecretary of state for political affairs, called for a thorough and transparent investigation. He said the FBI team was invited by Lebanese authorities to help determine the causes of the August 4 explosion that killed nearly 180 people and injured thousands. It seeks to determine the cause of the fire that detonated almost 3,000 tons of ammonium nitrate stored in the port of Beirut. Documents that came to light recently reveal that the highest hierarchy of government and security knew of the existence of these substances. French researchers also participate. “We really have to make sure that a thorough, transparent and credible investigation is conducted. I know that’s what everyone demands, ”Hale said. Search and rescue crews arrived from different parts of the world after the incident. Hale toured the site with Lebanese army officers. Amid the...
    BEIRUT, Lebanon – A team of FBI investigators is due to arrive in Lebanon over the weekend to join the investigation of the massive explosion in Beirut, said a senior US official who visited the scene on Saturday. David Hale, undersecretary of state for political affairs, called for a thorough and transparent investigation. He said the FBI team was invited by Lebanese authorities to help determine the causes of the August 4 explosion that killed nearly 180 people and injured thousands. It seeks to determine the cause of the fire that detonated almost 3,000 tons of ammonium nitrate stored in the port of Beirut. Documents that came to light recently reveal that the highest hierarchy of government and security knew of the existence of these substances. French researchers also participate. “We really have to make sure that a thorough, transparent and credible investigation is conducted. I know that’s what everyone demands, ”Hale said. Search and rescue crews arrived from different parts of the world after the incident. Hale toured the site with Lebanese army officers. Amid the...
    BEIRUT, Lebanon – A team of FBI investigators is due to arrive in Lebanon over the weekend to join the investigation of the massive explosion in Beirut, said a senior US official who visited the scene on Saturday. David Hale, undersecretary of state for political affairs, called for a thorough and transparent investigation. He said the FBI team was invited by Lebanese authorities to help determine the causes of the August 4 explosion that killed nearly 180 people and injured thousands. It seeks to determine the cause of the fire that detonated almost 3,000 tons of ammonium nitrate stored in the port of Beirut. Documents that came to light recently reveal that the highest hierarchy of government and security knew of the existence of these substances. French researchers also participate. “We really have to make sure that a thorough, transparent and credible investigation is conducted. I know that’s what everyone demands, ”Hale said. Search and rescue crews arrived from different parts of the world after the incident. Hale toured the site with Lebanese army officers. Amid the...
    Congress announced on Monday that it is opening an investigation into the financial ties between America’s top universities and the Chinese government along with other foreign governments. Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale were amongst the institutions that have been sent letters by Congress that request the release of internal financial documents. According to a report by the New York Post, several top universities in the United States will now be required to hand over internal documents that pertain to their financial ties with foreign nations. Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Virginia Foxx (R-NC), and James Comer (R-KY) sent letters on Monday to several top universities regarding their financial ties to foreign nations. The universities in question have one week to provide Congress with unredacted records of their financial exchanges with foreign nations. The letter demands that universities produce records that show all transactions with foreign nations that date back to January 2015. Over the past several years, several elite American universities have faced criticism over their ties to the Chinese government. In May, The Biden Center at the University of Pennsylvania...
    President Andrés Manuel López Obrador ordered to investigate the delivery of more than 448 million pesos in contracts by way of the National Council for Educational Development (Conafe), in the management of Cuauhtémoc Sánchez Osio. “I do not have information about it, but we are going to investigate. We return to the same thing, we are not corrupt, and if there is an act of corruption in the Government, whoever is punished, there is no impunity, because we do not establish complicit relations with anyone. . “People voted for a real change and the main thing if they ask me again, what is the plan? What is being done and will they continue to do? Say it in one sentence, you who do not even speak straight, say it in one foot: end corruption that is the plan, “he said in a morning conference. The Conafe, a body that depends on the SEP for the promotion of education in marginalized areas, made these purchases between September and December 2019 with suppliers close to its director, companies that would have...
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