He said “his soul was over there with the jihadists,” but he pleaded guilty to planning an attack at home.Read more
Activists gear up for the upcoming months with rallies ranging from support for Charlottesville, Va., victims to pro-Trump events.Read more
FLORENCE, Ky. (AP) – The young man accused of plowing a car into a crowd of people protesting a white supremacist rally was fascinated with Nazism, idolized…
One of his high school teachers recalled, “Once you talked to James for a while, you would start to see that sympathy towards Nazism, that idolization of Hitler, that belief in white supremacy,” Weimer
A Virginia rally of white nationalists that erupted Saturday in violent clashes with counter-protesters brought a rain of condemnation from public officials. Following heated protests on Friday night where 15 were injured, protests became more violent on Saturday with one person killed and 19 injured after a car drove into a crowd of counter-protesters. Since then Trump has been criticized for his tepid response to the heart of the problem because he didn’t condemn the white nationalists for creating the violent climate. The Governor of Virginia issued a state of emergency following the death of one protester and said the “Unite the Right” protest was an illegal protest because they didn’t seek a permit.Read more
The United Nations Security Council imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday that could slash by a third the Asian state’s $3 billion annual export revenue over Pyongyang’s two intercontinental ballistic missile tests…
The new U.N. resolution adds nine individuals and four entities to the U.N. blacklist, including North Korea’s primary foreign exchange bank, subjecting them to a global asset freeze and travel ban.
Even by the standards of the Trump administration, the Scaramucci era was brief to the point of abrupt.
Many who recently learned about the sudden departure of Anthony Scaramucci as Communications Director have been pondering what happened to cause him to leave so quickly. Some Trump supporter theories are that Scaramucci did what he was hired to do and that was to get rid of Reince Priebus, even if it cost them Sean Spicer’s resignation. There are now talks of Spicer returning since he resigned in retaliation to Scaramucci being hired. Others believe Scaramucci was let go because of reports that the new Chief of Staff, John Kelly, wanted Scaramucci out. Then there are others who believe Scaramucci was too much like Trump and would take the spotlight off of Trump in the media and that Trump doesn’t like to be outshined.
I think it could be a combination of all three, but I always believed John Kelly wouldn’t put up with someone like Scaramucci. However, if he expects to bring any order and hierarchy to the White House, Kelly will have to rein in Donald Trump, something that hasn’t been possible since he ran for President.
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
A UK email prankster fooled several White House officials recently including Anthony Scaramucci and Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert. Both took the bait and replied back to the prankster not realizing they were not communicating with the real Reince Priebus and Jared Kushner.
It sounds like the Trump administration needs to do more to protect their staff from email pranks and cyber attacks.
Anthony Scaramucci is out as White House communications director after just 11 days on the job.Read more
New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie was caught on camera getting up into a Chicago Cubs fan’s face while holding a bowl of nachos in Milwaukee on Sunday.Read more