Friday, July 28, 2017

POLITICS_ House Judiciary Republicans Call For Second Special Counsel To Investigate Clinton, Comey, Lynch

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House Judiciary Republicans Call For Second Special Counsel To Investigate Clinton, Comey, Lynch



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Chuck Ross Reporter

9:56 PM 07/27/2017

Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee are asking the Justice Department to appoint a second special counsel, this one to investigate Hillary Clinton, former FBI Director James Comey and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

In a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the Judiciary Republicans say they want a second investigator to match Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is conducting a sprawling investigation of the Trump campaign and various Trump associates.

“The unbalanced, uncertain, and seemingly unlimited focus of the special counsel’s investigation has led many of our constituents to see a dual standard of justice that benefits only the powerful and politically well-connected,” the Republicans say.

In their letter, the Republicans list 14 separate categories they say should be investigated by the additional special counsel.

They are calling for a deeper investigation of Hillary Clinton and her potential mishandling of classified information.

The Republicans are also questioning why the Justice Department did not impanel a grand jury to look into the mishandling of classified information. They also want to look into Comey’s recent claim that he was ordered by Lynch to publicly refer to the Clinton email probe as a “matter” instead of an investigation.

Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee last month that he was “confused and concerned” by Lynch’s request.

Regarding Comey, the Republicans want the special counsel to look into “any and all potential leaks originated by Mr. Comey and provide to author Michael Schmidt dating back to 1993.”

Schmidt is a New York Times reporter who has broken a number of stories about the ongoing Trump-Russia probe, as well as about memos that Comey wrote after his meetings earlier this year with Trump.

After he was fired by Trump on May 9, Comey leaked those memos to a friend, Columbia University Law School professor Daniel Richman. At Comey’s direction, Richman read portions of the memos to Schmidt. Comey testified last month that he leaked the memos in order to force the appointment of a special counsel.

Rosenstein did just that days later.

One memo relayed to Schmidt discussed Comey’s Feb. 14 discussion with Trump about Michael Flynn, who had been fired as Trump’s national security director the day before.

Comey said that Trump asked him to back off of an investigation of Flynn.

The special counsel should also look into leaks of classified information, including the unmasking of Trump administration officials, by the Obama administration, the Republicans say. The letter suggest that the leak probe should focus on Comey, Lynch, former national security adviser Susan Rice, and former United Nations Amb. Samantha Power.

The Republicans, led by Virginia Rep. Bob Goodlatte, the committee’s chairman, also want the special counsel to investigate the FBI’s reliance on an anti-Trump dossier created by Fusion GPS, an opposition research firm that was working for an ally of Clinton’s.

The FBI used the dossier to form the basis of part of its investigation into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Kremlin.

“You have the ability now to right the ship for the American people so these investigations may proceed independently and impartially. The American public has a right to know the facts — all of them — surrounding the election and its aftermath,” the Republicans state in their letter.

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

POLICY_ Intelligence chairman accuses Obama aides of hundreds of unmasking requests

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Intelligence chairman accuses Obama aides of hundreds of unmasking requests

By John Solomon
- 07/27/17 06:00 PM EDT
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The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee is accusing top political aides of President Obama of making hundreds of requests during the 2016 presidential race to unmask the names of Americans in intelligence reports, including Trump transition officials.

Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), in a letter to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, said the requests were made without specific justifications on why the information was needed.

“We have found evidence that current and former government officials had easy access to U.S. person information and that it is possible that they used this information to achieve partisan political purposes, including the selective, anonymous leaking of such information,” Nunes wrote in the letter to Coats.

The letter was provided to The Hill from a source in the intelligence community.

In March, Nunes disclosed that he had seen data suggesting Trump campaign and transition officials were having their names unmasked by departing officials in the Obama White House.

READ MORE: http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/344226-intelligence-chairman-accuses-obama-aides-of-hundreds-of-unmasking


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WORLD_ SECURITY_ Army Chief of Staff Cautions ‘Time is Running Out’ on North Korea

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Army Chief of Staff Cautions ‘Time is Running Out’ on North Korea

General Mark Milley: Pyongyang 'gets more dangerous as the weeks go by'


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BY: Natalie Johnson Follow @nataliejohnsonn
July 27, 2017 4:45 pm

The Army chief of staff cautioned on Thursday that North Korea's successful launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile earlier this month significantly shortened the amount of time for American officials to broker a diplomatic solution with Pyongyang.

"Time is running out a bit," Gen. Mark Milley said in remarks at the National Press Club. "North Korea is extremely dangerous, and it gets more dangerous as the weeks go by."

Milley said the July 4 test of an ICBM capable of reaching the United States showed that North Korea's military capabilities had advanced significantly and faster than many anticipated.

READ MORE: http://freebeacon.com/national-security/army-chief-staff-cautions-time-running-north-korea/


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ASIAN SEAS- NOT China's SEA_ New UK carriers to sail through disputed Asian seas

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Asia maritime tensions

New UK carriers to sail through disputed Asian seas

Deployment aimed at testing China unlikely to take place before 2020


HMS Queen Elizabeth, one of the Royal Navy's new aircraft carriers, on a sea trial this week © PA


YESTERDAY by: Jamie Smyth in Melbourne

Britain plans to sail two new aircraft carriers through contested Asian waters at a time of rising tensions between China and the US.

Boris Johnson, foreign secretary, said on Thursday that Britain was stepping up its commitment to the Asia-Pacific region following its dispatch of Typhoon aircraft to Japan and South Korea last year.

“One of the first things we will do with the two new colossal aircraft carriers that we have just built is send them on a freedom of navigation operation to this area,” he said in Sydney.

READ MORE: https://www.ft.com/content/70e7b27e-72a2-11e7-aca6-c6bd07df1a3c

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China, not US, is the lawbreaker in South China Sea


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TRANSGENDER_ Transgender Surgeries Would Cost Pentagon $1.3 Billion

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Transgender Surgeries Would Cost Pentagon $1.3 Billion


Sex-change surgeries cost an average $132,000 each



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BY: Elizabeth Harrington Follow @LizWFB
July 27, 2017 2:35 pm

Taxpayer-funded sex-change surgeries would cost the Pentagon $1.3 billion over 10 years.

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that transgender individuals will not be eligible to serve in the military, with the White House citing cost and military readiness concerns.

Internal data provided to the Washington Free Beacon from Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R., Mo.), a leading opponent of taxpayer-funded sex changes, show that even by using a conservative estimate, the costs associated with 0.7 percent of the military population is great.

Hartzler's office provided a detailed calculation that shows estimates of the current number of transgender service members, and the number likely to seek a taxpayer-funded gender transition.

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NORTH SINAI EXPLOSION_ Security checkpoint: Deadly bomb blast caught on video

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middle east

Security checkpoint: Deadly bomb blast caught on video


July 27, 2017  3:08pm



The moment a car bomb exploded and killed seven civilians at a security checkpoint has been captured on video.

AFP


A VIDEO of an army tank driving over a car occupied by IS suicide bombers and 100kg of explosives before a deadly blast has been released.

The tank crew moved into action when they realised the car was on a suicide mission and lives were at risk near a military security checkpoint in North Sinai.

Along with three army vehicles, the Egyptian army tank tried to block the car but when it continued to move forward the tank rolled over it, crushing the occupants, in a bid to save lives.

Seven civilians, including two children, were killed when the car bomb exploded but the quick thinking of the tank crew appears to have averted a much higher death toll.

The explosion happened 200 metres from its military target, “when an Egyptian soldier used a tank to stop the vehicle,” according to an Egyptian army statement.

READ MORE: http://www.news.com.au/world/middle-east/security-checkpoint-deadly-bomb-blast-caught-on-video/news-story/17fbfbba800a8bfce0a889e1c190e662


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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

POLITICS_ Trump’s not alone: Congress digging into DNC-Ukraine connection

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Trump’s not alone: Congress digging into DNC-Ukraine connection

By Brooke Singman

Published July 26, 2017 Fox News


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Ukrainian, DNC alleged connection: Congress investigates



Republicans in Congress have joined the White House in asking questions about the extent to which a Democratic Party consultant may have worked with Ukrainian officials to hurt then-candidate Donald Trump's presidential bid last year.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley wrote a letter earlier this week to the Justice Department asking whether the Democratic National Committee broke the law. Grassley, R-Iowa, specifically asked if the DOJ was investigating Alexandra Chalupa, a Ukrainian-American DNC consultant who allegedly had meetings at the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington, D.C., to discuss incriminating information about Trump campaign officials.

President Trump, trying furiously to tamp down the controversy over alleged Russian coordination with his associates, has questioned why the same scrutiny is not being applied to the Democrats' alleged Ukraine connection.

In a Tuesday tweet, he complained about the lack of an investigation into Ukraine efforts to "sabotage" his campaign.

READ MORE: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/07/26/trump-s-not-alone-congress-digging-into-dnc-ukraine-connection.html


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GERMANY_ Migrants Overwhelm German Courts with Asylum Lawsuits: ‘This Will Paralyze Us for Years’

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Migrants Overwhelm German Courts with Asylum Lawsuits: ‘This Will Paralyze Us for Years’


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BY: Paul Crookston Follow @P_Crookston
July 26, 2017 6:53 pm


Migrants are overwhelming the German court system as hundreds of thousands have appealed rulings denying them refugee status.

Many migrants are suing after being granted "subsidiary protection" status by the German authorities, seeking to become full refugeees, the Washington Post reports. Those with subsidiary protection status can stay in Germany for up to three years, but do not have the right to reunify with family.

Two-thirds of cases in Berlin's administrative court are from asylum seekers, as 250,000 appeals are pending across the country Germany.

"This will paralyze us for years," a judge told Berlin newspaper Der Tagesspiegel concerning the build up of lawsuits.

READ MORE: http://freebeacon.com/issues/migrants-overwhelm-german-courts/


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USA_ Scalise discharged from hospital

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Scalise discharged from hospital

By Scott Wong
- 07/26/17 12:01 PM EDT
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© Greg Nash


House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) has been discharged from the hospital and started rehabilitation a month and a half after he was critically injured in a mass shooting at a congressional baseball practice in Virginia, MedStar Washington Hospital Center said in a statement Wednesday.

The hospital said Scalise has made “excellent progress in his recovery from a life-threatening gunshot wound six weeks ago,” adding that he was discharged Tuesday and has begun intensive inpatient rehabilitation.

"He is in good spirits and is looking forward to his return to work once he completes rehabilitation,” the statement said. “He and his family are grateful for the care he received from the trauma team as well as the other doctors, nurses, and staff of MedStar Washington Hospital Center. The family also appreciates the outpouring of prayers and support during this time."

Scalise, the No. 3 Republican in House leadership and the party’s top vote-counter, nearly lost his life on June 14, when a gunman opened fire on Republican lawmakers, aides and lobbyists practicing in Alexandria for the annual charity Congressional Baseball Game.

Scalise, 51, was shot in the hip, suffering broken bones, damage to his internal organs and major blood loss. During the next several weeks, Scalise was in and out of the intensive-care unit, battling infections as he recovered.

The others shot in the melee were congressional aide Zack Barth, lobbyist Matt Mika and Capitol Police special agent Crystal Griner, a member of Scalise’s security detail.

The shooter, James Hodgkinson, was fatally wounded during the 10-minute shootout in the usually quiet Alexandria neighborhood of Del Rey, just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.

In recent days, there were signs that Scalise was making significant progress. On Monday, Scalise called into his weekly whip meeting to thank his team for their hard work and to let them know he was ready to return to the Capitol soon.


Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) tweeted his support after the hospital’s news.

Awesome news. Can’t wait to have you back to work,
@SteveScalise. https://t.co/arVbvNocNZ

— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) July 26, 2017


Scalise’s top ally, Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.), has been filling in for the Louisiana Republican during his absence.

—Updated at 12:42 p.m.

READ MORE: http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/343897-scalise-discharged-from-hospital


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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

DEMOCRATS_ Top Dem’s aide under investigation, nabbed trying to leave US: report

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Top Dem’s aide under investigation, nabbed trying to leave US: report

By Joe Tacopino

July 25, 2017 | 7:02pm | Updated



Debbie Wasserman Schultz


A tech worker for Debbie Wasserman Schultz was arrested on Tuesday while attempting to flee the country after the FBI seized a smashed hard drive from his house in an ongoing federal probe, a report said.

The feds nabbed Pakistani-born Imran Awan — who was the target of a federal investigation for allegedly being involved in theft and IT abuses while working for the Democratic National Committee, according to The Daily Caller.

The FBI obtained the hard drives from Awan’s house amid a probe into “serious, potentially illegal, violations on the House IT network.”

Awan and his two younger brother have worked for the DNC and had access to emails and files from members of Congress, the website said.

READ MORE: http://nypost.com/2017/07/25/top-dems-aide-under-investigation-nabbed-trying-to-leave-us-report/


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