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The Senate Judiciary Committee is investigating Comey in his role as FBI director and President Trump’s decision to fire him in May.
In the 10th month of the Trump presidency, the Republican Congress still has not passed one major piece of legislation proposed by the Republican president, public disapproval of Congress stands at levels that should be alarming to all incumbent Republican senators, and the president and GOP leaders in the House and Senate all suffer from abnormally high levels of disapproval.
They also obtained an eyewitness account — backed by documents — indicating Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President ’s charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow, sources told The Hill.
The past few weeks have been particularly unpleasant for Jeff Bezos’ Amazon and The Washington Post, as news emerged that Amazon executive Roy Price was forced to resigne in the wake of sex abuse allegations. The claims added to reports of The Washington Post’s repressive policies towards the speech of their own writers. Despite all this, some legacy outlets publishedcalls for Bezos to replace Mike Pompeo as CIA Director, should Pompeo resign.
An American businessman who worked for years undercover as an FBI confidential witness was blocked by the Obama Justice Department from telling Congress about conversations and transactions he witnessed related to the Russian nuclear industry’s efforts to win favor with Bill and Hillary Clinton and influence Obama administration decisions, his lawyer tells The Hill.
Attorney Victoria Toensing, a former Reagan Justice Department official and former chief counsel of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Tuesday she is working with members of Congress to see if they can get the Trump Justice Department or the FBI to free her client to talk to lawmakers.
“From September 2006 to February 2017, McMaster is listed as consulting senior fellow for the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). The IISS defines itself as a “world-leading authority on global security, political risk and military conflict.”
The number of applicants seeking H-1B visas has dropped significantly with the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) receiving only 199,000 petitions for 2017, compared with 236,000 in 2016, reflecting the impact of the recent protectionist measures undertaken by the American government.