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Ex-Trump aide faces up to six months’ jail

Ex-Trump aide faces up to six months’ jail It points out that Alex van der Zwaan, a London lawyer who pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his phone calls and e-mails with a former Trump campaign aide, Richard Gates, was sentenced to 30 days in prison. [Full Article...]

No verdict as Manafort jury breaks for weekend

No verdict as Manafort jury breaks for weekend Manafort faces 18 charges of tax and bank fraud. He added: "When you look at what is going on, I think it's a very sad day for our country". "He worked for me for a very short period of time ". Manafort, who pleaded not guilty, was sent to prison on June 15 after allegedly attempting to tamper with the testimony of at least two witnesses. Westling said that is the reason the defense chose to ... [Full Article...]

Trump says he authorized White House staff to cooperate with Mueller

Trump says he authorized White House staff to cooperate with Mueller President Trump speaks to the media on the South Lawn of the White House in July. And former administration officials said it's unlikely that McGahn would still be serving in his top position in the administration if he had actually shared incriminating information about the president with Robert Mueller's team. [Full Article...]

Landslides, blackouts reported as more earthquakes rock Indonesia

Landslides, blackouts reported as more earthquakes rock Indonesia Mount Rinjani, an active volcano on the island, has been closed to visitors following a July natural disaster that killed 16 people. The quake's depth at 347.7 miles (560 km) would have dampened the shaking at the surface. A rescue worker searches a quake damaged house at Pemenang village in northern Lombok, on 7 August, two days after the area was struck by an natural disaster that killed more ... [Full Article...]

Trump Targets Official Linked To Russia Probe For Punitive Action

Trump Targets Official Linked To Russia Probe For Punitive Action His comments came two days after he yanked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan , saying he had to do "something" about the "rigged" US federal probe of Russian election interference. "I think that Bruce Ohr is a disgrace with his wife, Nellie. I could go into conflict after conflict", Trump said. Trump repeatedly has called the probe a "witch hunt" and sought to discredit... [Full Article...]

Ex-Trump aide releases recording of $15,000 job offer to "buy silence"

Ex-Trump aide releases recording of $15,000 job offer to On the front lines is Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who has the unenviable job of trying to make an irrational, racist White House look rational and inclusive . And on Wednesday's broadcast of " Jimmy Kimmel Live! " the comedian also claimed Trump called his son Eric Trump "the R-word" on the same supposed outtakes from " The Apprentice " that he said he's seen. [Full Article...]

Manafort trial judge: I've been threatened

Manafort trial judge: I've been threatened The case does not involve any work Manafort did during his five-month stint as Trump's campaign chairman, but it centers on charges that Manafort hid income he earned from political consulting work for a former pro-Russia president of Ukraine from 2010 to 2014 to escape paying USA taxes on that income. [Full Article...]

Bengal BJP Planning All Party Condolence Meet For Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Bengal BJP Planning All Party Condolence Meet For Atal Bihari Vajpayee Foster daughter Namita Kaul Bhattacharya lit the pyre as cries of "Atal Bihari Amar Rahe" reverberated. Describing former prime minister's death as a "huge personal loss", Singh said he was pained beyond words at the demise of Vajpayee , who had cherished the ideal of a developed and powerful India. [Full Article...]

China bomber warplanes 'likely training for strikes against US'

China bomber warplanes 'likely training for strikes against US' It is also the first such report since the adoption of a new national defense strategy in January , which called "inter-state strategic competition, not terrorism", the primary concern for the US. In regards to Taiwan , the reports warns that China "is likely preparing for a contingency to unify Taiwan with China by force". Has China responded to the report's claims? The Guardian notes t... [Full Article...]

Suspected Terrorist Attack in Central London Leaves Several People Injured

Suspected Terrorist Attack in Central London Leaves Several People Injured Images posted online showed a man wearing a black puffer jacket being led away in handcuffs from the auto as armed police swarmed the scene. A vehicle slammed into early morning commuters before striking into barriers outside the Houses of Parliament in London , where two people have been hurt. [Full Article...]

Newspaper editorials across United States rebuke Trump for attacks on press

Newspaper editorials across United States rebuke Trump for attacks on press The Boston Globe had called last week for publications nationwide to publish editorials this Thursday that push back against Trump's repeated attacks on the media . The Republican-led Senate, in the unanimous resolution across the aisles, affirmed that the news media is not the enemy of the people. For The Sun Chronicle and the San Diego Tribune to have editorials responding to the same ... [Full Article...]

Trump connects Russian Federation probe, action on Brennan

Trump connects Russian Federation probe, action on Brennan The statement added that Mr Trump was also reviewing access to classified information for nine other high-ranking officials, all of whom have criticised the president. He went on from there by calling Brennan a failure and "a clear and present danger" because "he supports the overthrow of this particular president". [Full Article...]

QUALITY ALERT: Wildfire smoke brings regional health warning

QUALITY ALERT: Wildfire smoke brings regional health warning Air pollution is increasing due to wildfire smoke and may cause health problems. There's so much smoke that KIRO 7 meteorologist Nick Allard says the haze will shave several degrees off the daytime high temperature, which is expected to top out in the mid 80s. [Full Article...]

Internet giants delete content of United States conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

Internet giants delete content of United States conspiracy theorist Alex Jones Twitter users responded to the suspension with a collective "Seriously?" However, though Jones' account was suspended over the video, it was still viewable on Twitter-owned Periscope through InfoWars' account. A Twitter spokesman confirmed the account has limited functionality. First reported by CNN , Alex Jones will be unable to send tweets for the next week, but the operators of his accou... [Full Article...]

Paul Ryan: Donald Trump is 'trolling' people over security clearance threats

Paul Ryan: Donald Trump is 'trolling' people over security clearance threats She also named Michael Hayden , who was head of the National Security Agency and CIA director under President George W. Bush; James B. Comey, the former FBI director under Obama and Trump and a deputy attorney general in the Bush administration; and former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe , a career federal official whom Trump fired. [Full Article...]

US ambassador urges Britain to ditch support for Iran nuclear deal

US ambassador urges Britain to ditch support for Iran nuclear deal London has made clear it is committed to the JCPOA, but is open to talking to the U.S. about ways to address shared concerns about Iran's regional activities. Burt said the deal was an important part of regional security and that, with the European Union, the government was trying to protect British companies from the United States sanctions when dealing with Iran. [Full Article...]

Trump signs defense bill named for Sen. John McCain

Trump signs defense bill named for Sen. John McCain That requires a "whole-of-government" strategy, incorporating diplomatic, economic, intelligence, law enforcement and military elements, to protect and strengthen national security, the defence act states. Trump later made a reference to McCain at a political fund-raiser in Utica, New York, knocking him - as Trump does repeatedly - for voting against a bill to repeal parts of President Barack Obam... [Full Article...]

In Romania police used gas against protesters

In Romania police used gas against protesters The protesters were demanding the resignation of the government, objecting to the perceived efforts to weaken the judiciary by the governing Social Democrats (PSD). Reuters reported that at least 400 people sought medical attention and that the protests were organized in large part by Romanian expats working outside of the country. [Full Article...]

Afghan forces battle Taliban in key city for third day

Afghan forces battle Taliban in key city for third day Government officials say that all key government buildings are still under government control, including the governor's compound, and the NDS and Police headquarters. A spokesman for USA forces in Afghanistan also described the fight for Ghazni as a clearance operation, with sporadic clashes between security forces and insurgents punctuating relative calm. [Full Article...]

The Date for Judge Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Hearing Has Been Set

The Date for Judge Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Hearing Has Been Set Questioning will begin the following day. Carrie Severino, chief counsel and policy director for the Judicial Crisis Network, which has already launched ads in support of Kavanaugh's confirmation, said the Democrats' anger was just their attempt to stall the nomination. [Full Article...]


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