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Scaramucci: Trump still doesn’t accept intelligence conclusion on Russia – CNN

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

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Kushner Faces Questions Monday on Russia Ties – NBCNews.com

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

When Jared Kushner sits down on Monday with staff of the Senate Intelligence Committee, he is expected to be questioned about his relationships with Russian officials, including his participation in a meeting last year with a Kremlin-linked lawyer. Kushner’s attorney has said his client will fully cooperate. “As Mr. Kushner has been saying since March, he has been and is prepared to voluntarily cooperate and provide whatever information he has…

‘Ruthless human smugglers’ blamed for deaths of 8 people left in a truck in 100-degree Texas heat – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

Police in San Antonio found eight people dead and 20 severely injured inside a tractor trailer in a Wal-Mart parking lot early Sunday morning in an incident local officials described as a “horrific” human trafficking tragedy. Late Saturday night, someone from the 18-wheeler approached a store employee in the parking lot to ask for water, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said at a news conference. After coming back with…

Jordan: Attack at Israeli embassy in Amman – BBC News

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

Image copyright AFP Image caption Security forces have closed roads in the area An attack has taken place at the Israeli embassy in the Jordanian capital, Amman, with casualties reported. A BBC reporter at the scene says the immediate vicinity has been locked down but authorities have not released details. Media reports citing security sources say one Jordanian was killed and one Israeli seriously injured. Israeli authorities are believed to…

Texas tragedy: 8 dead among dozens found inside hot truck in suspected smuggling case – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

Outside a Walmart in San Antonio on Saturday night, authorities said, they discovered a sweltering tractor-trailer with dozens of people inside — eight of them dead and many more expected to have brain damage from the heat. “They discovered an alien smuggling venture gone horribly wrong. Eight immigrants were found dead,” U.S. Attorney Richard Durbin wrote in a statement released by federal immigration authorities on Sunday morning. “All were victims of ruthless human smugglers…

Meet Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Trump’s New Press Secretary Who Has Long Defended Bombastic Conservatives – Newsweek

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

On Friday afternoon, newly appointed White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders walked to the lectern in the West Wing’s briefing room and calmly began to talk about “Made in America” Week. It was a little disconcerting for some observers. If you’d looked at Twitter that day, you might have feared the Capitol was engulfed in flames. Sean Spicer, the infamous press secretary who’d served in that post since Donald…

Scaramucci promises ‘dramatic action’ to stop White House leaks – The Hill

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci pledged Sunday “to take drastic” action to stop leaks coming out of the White House.  “I will take dramatic action to stop those leaks,” Scaramucci told Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.”  The former financier said that while he could not control leaks coming from other government agencies, he said he would take action in the White House’s communications department.  “If the leaks don’t…

The Navy’s put down a ‘significant bet’ on the $13 billion USS Gerald R Ford, which some say is a risky gamble – CNBC

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

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In tweet storm, Trump decries ‘illegal leaks’ and asserts ‘all agree’ he has complete power to pardon – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

NORFOLK — A defiant President Trump unleashed a flurry of nearly a dozen tweets Saturday morning, asserting that he has the “complete power to pardon” aides, family members and possibly even himself — an apparent response to the special counsel’s widening Russia probe — and decrying “illegal leaks” in the “FAKE NEWS.” The president also lashed out at a new Washington Post report of previously undisclosed alleged contacts between Attorney General Jeff Sessions — at…

Read Anthony Scaramucci’s old tweets. You’ll understand why he deleted them. – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci hasn’t always shared the political views of the administration he now serves. In previous tweets, the Wall Street financier called Hillary Clinton “incredibly competent” and appeared to be at odds with his new boss on issues such as gun control, climate change, Islam and illegal immigration. But on Saturday, the day after he became Trump’s communications director, he announced on Twitter that he’s…

Congress Reaches Deal on Russia Sanctions, Setting Up Tough Choice for Trump – New York Times

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

The agreement highlighted the gap between what Mr. Trump sees as the proper approach to a resurgent Russia and how lawmakers — even Republicans who broadly support Mr. Trump — want to proceed. While Mr. Trump has dangled the possibility of negotiating a deal to lift sanctions, Mr. Putin’s top objective, the congressional response is to expand them. The White House did not respond publicly to the legislation. But two…

Trump’s New Message Man Is A Harvard-Educated Former Wall Streeter With Humble Roots – NPR

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

Anthony Scaramucci, incoming White House communications director, takes a question from the media during the daily press briefing at the White House, Friday, July 21, 2017. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption toggle caption Andrew Harnik/AP Anthony Scaramucci, incoming White House communications director, takes a question from the media during the daily press briefing at the White House, Friday, July 21, 2017. Andrew Harnik/AP After six months of waiting in the wings…

‘Pokémon GO’ Decides To Just Go Ahead And Release Lugia And Articuno, It’s Great – Forbes

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

Credit: Niantic. Pokemon GO. Earlier this morning, it appeared that there was a plan. The plan involved things like catch challenges, reward tiers, a special Legendary Raid at Chicago’s Grant Park followed by a global unlock 24 hours later, and so forth. That plan didn’t work. Pokémon GO Fest, on a practical level, was a spectacular failure: people in the park weren’t able to play the game, throwing a massive wrench…

Comic-Con: Tearful Evan Rachel Wood Explains How ‘Westworld’ Helped Her Tackle Trauma: ‘It Was Transformative’ – Entertainment Tonight

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

Evan Rachel Wood was brought to tears while explaining the “transformative” way that Westworld changed her life and helped her work through “trauma” during a panel for the HBO series at Comic-Con in San Diego, California, on Saturday. “It’s almost hard to talk about because I get so emotional,” she told the audience. “Working on the show changed my life in…

The many unearthed interactions between Trump-world and Russia, documented – CNN

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

By Marshall Cohen and Miranda Green, CNN Updated 12:45 AM ET, Sun July 23, 2017 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)The White House acknowledged this week that President Donald Trump met Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G20 dinner for an hour — a meeting that went undisclosed for weeks until it came out in press reports. This non-disclosure…

In tweet storm, Trump decries ‘illegal leaks’ and asserts ‘all agree’ he has complete power to pardon – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, July 22, 2017

NORFOLK — A defiant President Trump unleashed a flurry of nearly a dozen tweets Saturday morning, asserting that he has the “complete power to pardon” aides, family members and possibly even himself — an apparent response to the special counsel’s widening Russia probe — and decrying “illegal leaks” in the “FAKE NEWS.” The president also lashed out at a new Washington Post report of previously undisclosed alleged contacts between Attorney General Jeff Sessions — at…

Meet Trump’s new communications director – The Hill

Posted: Saturday, July 22, 2017

President Trump’s decision on Friday to install Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci as the new White House communications director sparked a sudden shakeup of the president’s senior staff, driving out press secretary Sean Spicer and elevating his deputy to take his place. Spicer’s resignation was reportedly prompted by Scaramucci’s appointment, which he reportedly told Trump was a mistake.  But for a president who is widely known to value loyalty among his…

The Latest: Trump calls aircraft carrier a symbol of power – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, July 22, 2017

NORFOLK, Va. — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s visit to Virginia to commission an aircraft carrier (all times local): 4:40 p.m. President Donald Trump is championing what he describes as America’s return to global military prominence. Trump spoke Saturday at the official commissioning of the aircraft carrier the USS Gerald Ford at Norfolk, Virginia. The president says there has been “a shortfall in military readiness” and decries “a very,…

Netflix Unveils New ‘Stranger Things’ Trailer at Comic-Con – Variety

Posted: Saturday, July 22, 2017

The cast and creators of “Stranger Things” arrived in Hall H, the biggest Comic-Con venue of all, on Saturday, and cracked up the assembled crowd for most of the hourlong panel. They also unveiled a new trailer.  Executive producers Shawn Levy, Matt Duffer, and Ross Duffer, as well as cast members Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin, David Harbour, Joe Keery, Charlie Heaton, Natalia Dyer, Sadie Sink,…

Congress Reaches Deal on Russia Sanctions, Creating Tough Choice for Trump – New York Times

Posted: Saturday, July 22, 2017

Congress has complicated his choice because the legislation also encompasses new sanctions against Iran and North Korea, two countries the administration has been eager to punish for its activities. A sanctions package had stalled in the Republican-led House for weeks after winning near-unanimous support in the Senate last month. Democrats accused Republicans of delaying quick action on the bill at the behest of the Trump administration, which had asked for…

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