Naweed Ali, 29, Khobaib Hussain, 25 and Mohibur Rahman, 33, had all been locked up for terrorism offences when they met and began plotting a London Bridge-style atrocity after their release.Read more
The vote was 92-5 for Wray, a former high-ranking official in President George W. Bush’s Justice Department who oversaw investigations into corporate fraud. Wray, 50, inherits the FBI at a particularly challenging time given Trump’s ousting of Comey, who was admired within the bureau. Wray won unanimous support from the Senate Judiciary Committee last month, with Republicans and Democrats praising his promise never to let politics get in get in the way of the bureau’s mission.
Asserting his independence at his confirmation hearing, Wray said: “My loyalty is to the Constitution and the rule of law. Those have been my guideposts throughout my career, and I will continue to adhere to them no matter the test.”Read more
Anthony Scaramucci is out as White House communications director after just 11 days on the job.Read more
President Donald Trump’s firing of White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus on Friday and on Twitter sent the Twitterverse into a hilarious meme frenzy.
Surprisingly Trump chose DHS Secretary John Kelly as the new Chief of Staff to replace Reince Priebus. Many believe Trump plans to replace DHS Secretary Kelly with current Attorney General Jeff Sessions, since he recused himself on the Russia investigation. Some pundits believe Trump will replace Sessions with someone more loyal to him, like Rudy Giuliani. In the end, Reince is the third top official to resign or be fired in the Trump administration. First, Michael Flynn was fired, then Sean Spicer was replaced by Anthony Scaramucci and now Reince Preibus was replaced by retired general John Kelly. Who will be next to go in this game of thrones and political musical chairs?
According to the Daily Mail and other recent reports, U.S. police officer Mohamed Noor, who shot dead Australian woman Justine Damond as she stood on a driveway outside her home, may never face criminal charges.
Ms Damond, 40, shot dead in her pyjamas by Minneapolis policeman on July 15
Noor will face the sack if he refuses to speak during internal police investigation
But any statement he gives during investigation will be invalid in a criminal case
Legal technicality is being used to dismiss felony charges current before court
Sounds like a legal technicality that shouldn’t exist, but one that protects police from felonious charges. According to the article, any statement the officer provides during the internal investigation cannot be used in a criminal case due to a legal technicality, the Star Tribune reports. This technicality protects police from felonious charges but it also allows them to get away with murder or manslaughter. Just because they provide a statement during an internal investigation, it shouldn’t exonerate them of all fault or failure to comply with police procedures and criminal behavior. Hopefully justice will be served, and if he’s not charged with manslaughter that he is at least terminated from working as a police officer again. In the end, I’m sure the family will still be able to pursue a civil suit against him.Read more
Publicist Rob Goldstone fears that if he’s ‘stabbed by a poison umbrella,’ it would be no accident, says friend hinting at one of the most sensational assassinations of the Cold War.
Can’t blame him when you consider others have been mysteriously killed or poisoned by the Russian government. Maginsky, a lawyer for Bill Browder was one of those killed while in custody of Russian authorities. He’s who the Maginsky Act is named after, which sanctioned human rights abusers in Russia causing Russia to retaliate by ending adoption of Russian orphans to the United States.
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