In June 2017, Rambo, whose official role CBP also refuses to explain, contacted national security reporter Ali Watkins, identified himself as a government agent and implied that he could be a source, according to The Washington Post. But when they met, he grilled her about her work and her personal life, noting the dates and locations of international trips she took with James Wolfe, then the director of security for the Senate Intelligence Committee, whom she was dating. Rambo didn’t give Watkins his name, but he mentioned that the Trump administration was aggressively investigating journalists and their sources. … [Read more...] about Trump Administration Won’t Say How A Random CBP Agent Would Know Of A Reporter’s Personal Travel
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“Don is the most impressive White House counsel during my time in Washington, and I’ve known them all,” McConnell said. “His departure from the White House, whenever that may be, would be a big loss for the Trump administration and the country. … [Read more...] about Mitch McConnell: McGahn’s Departure ‘Big Loss for Trump Administration’
U.S. is not included Not included in that cooperative effort, however, was the United States, with the Trump administration hitting out at the pact on Friday and condemning it as an "effort by the United Nations to advance global governance at the expense of the sovereign right of states." … [Read more...] about Why Is The Trump Administration So Against The UN’s Global Migration Pact?
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secret Service Director Randolph "Tex" Alles is expected to leave the Trump administration, said three administration officials, amid a shake-up in the upper echelon of the Department of Homeland Security. Alles' departure stems from a personality conflict within the agency, the officials said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss the personnel matter. The officials said it was unrelated to the resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and a recent security breach at the president's private club in Florida. Still, it comes amid a spate of turnover across DHS that began last week when Trump withdrew his Immigration and Customs Enforcement director's nomination to stay on permanently. After Nielsen's departure, an empowered Stephen Miller, the immigration hawk White House senior adviser, is also eyeing the removal of Lee Francis Cissna, according to two of the people. Cissna is director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration … [Read more...] about Secret Service director to leave Trump administration
Kremlin critics viewed Rudnikov’s recent arrest as yet another low point in what human rights groups call Moscow’s most serious crackdown on political dissent and media freedoms since the Soviet era. Memorial, Russia’s oldest human rights group, recognized Rudnikov as a political prisoner, while the Organization for Co-operation and Security in Europe, a multinational body that monitors press freedoms and human rights issues, says his prosecution was likely motivated by his criticism of high-up officials. Reporters Without Borders, an international organization that monitors global press freedoms, was even blunter, saying the accusations against Rudnikov “strongly suggest an act of political revenge.” … [Read more...] about Did the Trump Administration Help Russia Silence a Putin Critic?