Lawsuit Accuses Donald Trump Of Illegally Destroying White House Records

June 23, 2017

… Libowitz told HuffPost that the only reason for the Trump administration to delete messages is to keep them secret from the American people. He said its part of a larger, troubling pattern of information suppression in the Trump administration, which also includes deletion of the presidents tweets. Trump repeatedly blasted Democratic rival Hillary Clinton during the presidential campaign for her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, but those emails were still …

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Grenfell Tower fire: Government staff sent in to Kensington and Chelsea Council – BBC News

June 18, 2017

… sure that the emails, minutes of meetings, correspondence with contractors, safety assessments, specifications and reports are not destroyed,” he added. Theresa May has also come in for a barrage of criticism over her own response to the disaster. On Friday, she was jeered on a visit to the North Kensington estate, and protesters marching on Friday and Saturday called for her resignation. First secretary of State Damian Green defended the prime minister, saying she was as “distraught …

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Trump Killed A Key Obama Immigration Program. But What He Didn’t Do Matters More.

June 17, 2017

… When he assumed office, he left the program untouched on Day One and side-stepped it when issuing an executive order in January that ramped up deportation efforts. According to lawmakers, Homeland Security secretary John Kelly for the continuation of DACA, saying he was the best friend the program had. But it wasnt just Kelly or Trump changing their tunes. Most Republicans in Congress who had voted previously to end DACA under Obama stopped making an issue of it. The Trump administration still …

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London fire: Smiling faces of missing a stark contrast with anger and grief

June 17, 2017

… candy-colored terraces in the gentrified and highly sought-after Notting Hill and Holland Park residential areas. Several high-profile politicians including former Prime Minister David Cameron and Environment secretary Michael Gove are believed to own houses in the vicinity. And while it may be the same borough, for many, it might as well be different worlds. “I’ve never been anywhere where the divide, the disparity between rich and poor is so pronounced,” says Danny …

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Theresa May docudrama heading to BBC Two – BBC News

June 13, 2017

Image copyright PA Image caption Mr Johnson (Will Barton) was scuppered in his bid to become prime minister Inbetweeners actor John Seaward appears as Michael Gove, who was another leadership challenger. Image copyright PA Image caption Mr Gove (John Seaward) has now re-entered the Cabinet as environment secretary It will portray the events following last year’s EU referendum and David Cameron’s subsequent resignation as prime minister. It will recount how Mr Gove …

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Theresa May Fast Facts

June 12, 2017

… 1986-1994 – Councillor in the London borough of Merton. May 1997 – Elected Conservative MP for Maidenhead. 1999-2001 – Shadow secretary of State for Education and Employment. 2001-2002 – Shadow secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions. 2004-2005 – Shadow secretary of State for the Family. May 2010-July 2016 – Home secretary. 2012 – Introduces the controversial Data Communications Bill, which would require UK internet service …

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With A Flick Of His Mood, Trump Throws Allies Off Balance

June 7, 2017

… Malcolm Turnbull and Mexican President Enrique Pea Nieto during what were supposed to be cursory post-inauguration phone calls. Many hoped that Trump wouldnt make the same mistakes with a foreign policy team in place. However, five months into his terms it appears that the president is willing to disregard the advice of the experts surrounding him, including national security adviser H.R. McMaster, secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense secretary Jim Mattis. In the case of this weeks …

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URGENT: The Latest: 3 Australians Among Injured in London Attacks

June 5, 2017

… attackers dead. Hundreds ran for their lives in the chaos. ___ 3:55 p.m. Former secretary of State John Kerry says Britons are going to have to sort out whether tolerance of extremism has gone on for too long, as British Prime Minister Theresa May has said. Kerry tells NBC's "Meet the Press" that "a lot of ingredients" went into the attacks on London Bridge and at nearby restaurants Saturday night that left seven dead and nearly two dozen injured. Twelve people have been …

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A comprehensive look at the antics of national court jester Sean Spicer

June 5, 2017

Sean Spicer drinking his iced coffee from what appears to be a small coffee stirrer, not a straw.Image: REX/Shutterstock Throughout President Trump’s brief time in office, an MVP has stood out in the administration like a head emerging from some neatly trimmed bushes: Sean Michael Spicer. In just a few months, Trump’s White House Press secretary has distinguished himself as America’s very own court jester, distracting from the political chaos by providing the nation with an …

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Does Russia care about the UK election? – BBC News

June 5, 2017

… last year in America. Indeed, the US intelligence community has already concluded that Russia ran a campaign to influence the presidential election. So, what about Britain’s general election? Is the UK vote in the crosshairs of the Kremlin? Has it already been targeted by Russia’s foreign intelligence service? Last month UK Foreign secretary Boris Johnson said there was a “realistic possibility” Russia might try to meddle. Has it? Does Moscow really care who wins the …

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Election 2017: Five key things about the Question Time special – BBC News

June 3, 2017

… get off lightly either, with the first question from the audience on why the British public should trust him to negotiate Brexit. Image copyright Getty Images Home secretary Amber Rudd repeatedly accused Mr Corbyn of having a “magic money tree” during the seven-way debate on Wednesday, and Mrs May carried on the baton, repeating the mantra on a number of occasions. “There isn’t a magic money tree that we can shake that suddenly provides for everything that people …

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P.C. Trump Abandons Radical Islamic Terror

… war against evil," President George W. Bush said in 2002. President Barack Obama carefully used the term violent extremist, a phrase his Homeland Security secretary Jeh Johnson said was both more accurateencompassing other violently motivated groups like white supremacistsand more palatable to Muslim American communities who said helped convince their people that they werent being targeted because of their religion. In his 2009 Cairo speech, Obama tried to carefully thread the needle …

May 24, 2017
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JPMorgan’s Dimon Signals Optimism on Economy, U.S. Rule Changes

Jamie Dimon To read about the bank’s most recent earnings, click here. Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin Citigroup Inc., which received its long-sought after investment-banking license in the kingdom last month, helped arrange a $17.5 billion Saudi bond sale last year and a $9 billion Islamic bond issue in April. Dimon said JPMorgan’s Saudi operations had boomed from two staff during his first trip to the kingdom to about 80 employees today. The bank employs about 30 women …

May 22, 2017
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Watch The Russians Laugh At Us In This Video Clip

The clip shows Lavrov and aides sitting down at a table for a meeting with Thorbjorn Jagland, secretary general of the Council of Europe. As a photographer snaps photos at the start of their talk on Thursday, Jagland jokes: These pictures wont cause any problems for you? The photo jab referred to the fact that the only photographer allowed in the meeting was one from the Russian government-run Tass news agency; no American journalistswere allowed to attend. The Russians later posted photos …

May 20, 2017
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Source: DHS secretary hints at possibly expanding laptop ban to US

(CNN)A congressional aide who was in the room when Homeland Security secretary John Kelly briefed lawmakers tells CNN the ban on electronics on certain US-bound flights from the Middle East and North Africa could expand not just to Europe, as is being discussed, but also to flights departing from the US to overseas. Kelly did not indicate any new threats or intelligence to warrant the expansion, but “gently planted a seed in the minds of everyone in the room that we should start …

May 20, 2017
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Trump Reportedly Revealed Classified Info During Meeting With Russian Officials

… However,secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a statement that Trump did not discuss sources, methods or military operations with Lavrov. We have no way to know what was said, but protecting our nations secrets is paramount, a spokesman for House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said in a statement. The speaker hopes for a full explanation of the facts from the administration. If its true, I would say its disturbing, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, …

May 16, 2017
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Another Trump crisis craters GOP agenda

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s governing agenda, which only 10 days ago showed signs of gaining steam, appears to have derailed after he allegedly shared classified information and dismissed FBI director James Comey, both of which threaten to alienate Republicans while bogging down the White House once again. Hours after The Washington Post reported Trump shared information about terror plots with Russian officials in the Oval Office, alarmed lawmakers on Capitol Hill were …

May 16, 2017
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Next cyber-attack could be imminent, warn experts – BBC News

UK Home secretary Amber Rudd said on Saturday that all but six NHS trusts’ systems had been restored, but that “there’s always more” that could be done to protect against computer viruses. ‘No reason to stop’ After taking computers over, the virus displayed messages demanding a payment of $300 (230) in virtual currency Bitcoin to unlock files and return them to the user. BBC analysis of three accounts linked with the global attack suggests the hackers …

May 14, 2017
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