Hasher Taheb, of Cumming, Georgia, wanted to attack the White House, feds say – CNNPolitics

Pak told reporters at a media briefing that Hasher Jallal Taheb, 21, planned to attack the White House using devices that included homemade explosives and an “anti-tank rocket.”

Source: Hasher Taheb, of Cumming, Georgia, wanted to attack the White House, feds say – CNNPolitics

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White House signals some compromise in ending U.S. government shutdown – AOL News

The possible concession, which comes days after Trump had floated a barrier of steel instead of a concrete wall, came even as a top official warned that the shutdown, now in its third week, could “drag on a lot longer.”

Trump, speaking to reporters outside the White House on Sunday, repeated his threat that if he is unhappy with negotiations in a few days, he could declare a national emergency and use the military to construct a wall, circumventing Congress. He also said he was willing to accept a steel barrier instead of a concrete wall.

Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, said in an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press” program that agreeing to a steel separation would allow Democrats to stick to their refusal to fund a wall.

Source: White House signals some compromise in ending U.S. government shutdown – AOL News

Senate Passes Criminal Justice Overhaul After White House Push – Bloomberg

The Senate passed a bill to overhaul criminal sentencing guidelines in a rare victory for President Donald Trump, who lobbied to revive a bipartisan measure that had appeared doomed as lawmakers near the end of the congressional session.

Source: Senate Passes Criminal Justice Overhaul After White House Push – Bloomberg

ONDCP Deputy Director Carroll’s Statement on Decrease in Prescription Drug Use Among Teens | The White House

Today, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Deputy Director James Carroll released the following statement regarding the 2018 Monitoring the Future (MTF) study, which found decreases in prescription opioid use among teenagers over the past year.

“It’s critical we reach young Americans at an early age to educate them about the dangers of prescription drug abuse, and these results are an encouraging sign of real progress. That is why we have launched public awareness campaigns and are working with private sector partners to educate young adults about the dangers of addictive opioids. However, there is still a lot of work to do to address the abuse of both prescription opioids and illegal drugs in our communities. To meet these challenges, we will continue to invest in education efforts for our youth and work closely with healthcare providers to implement safe prescribing practices,” ONDCP Deputy Director James Carroll said.

MTF found that use of prescription narcotics among 12th graders decreased from 4.2% in 2017 to 3.4% in 2018, and is down from the peak years in lifetime, annual, and current use. Past year use of specific prescription narcotics such as OxyContin and Vicodin also decreased among 8th, 10th, and 12th graders, compared with levels five years ago.

Source: ONDCP Deputy Director Carroll’s Statement on Decrease in Prescription Drug Use Among Teens | The White House

Judge orders White House to return press pass to CNN’s Jim Acosta | Fox News

A Trump-appointed judge ruled in favor of CNN’s Jim Acosta on Friday, allowing the network’s star reporter to temporarily regain access to his White house press credential.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders issued the following statement: “Today, the court made clear that there is no absolute First Amendment right to access the White House. In response to the court, we will temporarily reinstate the reporter’s hard pass. We will also further develop rules and processes to ensure fair and orderly press conferences in the future. There must be decorum at the White House.”

Source: Judge orders White House to return press pass to CNN’s Jim Acosta | Fox News

White House limits scope of the FBI’s investigation into the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh

While the FBI will examine the allegations of Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez, the bureau has not been permitted to investigate the claims of Julie Swetnick, who has accused Kavanaugh of engaging in sexual misconduct at parties while he was a student at Georgetown Preparatory School in the 1980s, those people familiar with the investigation told NBC News. A White House official confirmed that Swetnick’s claims will not be pursued as part of the reopened background investigation into Kavanaugh.

Source: White House limits scope of the FBI’s investigation into the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh

White House Bars CNN Correspondent From Open Press Event | Time

The network calls the decision “retaliatory in nature” and “not indicative of an open and free press”

The White House didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Source: White House Bars CNN Correspondent From Open Press Event | Time

Reporter defends outburst at White House press briefing | TheHill

The reporter who clashed with White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders at a press briefing last week over the Trump administration’s migrant policies said on Sunday that he stands by his comments

“I’m extremely angry with this administration that has lied to me, continues to lie to me,” Playboy reporter Brian Karem told CNN’s “Reliable Sources.”

Source: Reporter defends outburst at White House press briefing | TheHill

8 Times U.S. Intelligence Set People Up To Fabricate The Russia Story

These Russia-related events should anger any American who believes in representative democracy and the importance of the rule of law.

1. CIA And FBI ‘Human Intelligence’

 

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team charged Papadopoulos — unconvincingly — with lying to investigators, because Papadopoulos said his contacts with Mifsud began before he was on the Trump campaign. Actually, the contacts started after he “learned he would be a foreign policy advisor for the campaign,” but before the campaign made a public announcement that he was to be an advisor.

2. The Trump Tower Meeting

Whenever Democrats or David French types talk about Trump and Russia collusion they look to the Trump Tower meeting as definitive proof. There are several problems with that. First, no presidential campaign in American history would pass up the chance of hearing evidence of crimes being committed by their opponent, no matter the source. In fact, some would say you’re doing the country a favor if you let everyone know that your opponent is subject to blackmail from a not-so-friendly foreign power (just don’t have your son and son-in-law sit in on the meeting).

More problematic is that Glenn Simpson — head of Fusion GPS, the firm being paid by the Clinton campaign and the DNC

3. Mike Flynn And The Logan Act

Although the FBI has tried to cover this up, we now know that the agents who interviewed Flynn — including the disgraced and hugely anti-Trump Peter Strzok — didn’t believe that Flynn had lied.

4. Andrew McCabe Sets Up Reince Priebus

Days later, the “breaking news” on CNN was that the White House had tried to pressure the FBI into batting down the reports on supposed ties between Trump and Russia. So not only was the White House supposedly colluding, now there were allegations of obstruction of justice.

5. Brennan Shops Dossier To Harry Reid

Former CIA Director John Brennan, who may have been the U.S. intelligence official to first push an investigation into the Trump campaign, briefed then-Sen. Harry Reid on the Clinton-funded dossier in August 2016.

6. Comey And Clapper Give CNN A Reason To Publish The Dossier

Comey, at the behest of former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, briefed Trump on one of the allegations in the dossier, but not on the main allegation in the dossier,

7. The Jeff Sessions Recusal

Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation after anonymous intelligence community leaks about his contacts with Russians.

8. Rosenstein Recommends Comey Firing, Appoints Special Counsel

Rosenstein  recommended Comey’s firing, and then — overseeing the investigation that stemmed from that firing — appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel.

Taken together, these setups indicate a massive effort to aid the Clinton campaign before the election.

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