President Trump Invites House Intel Committee to View NSC Docs
"The image I have in my head of the White House is of a runaway train", said Jeremy Bash, a former chief of staff at both the U.S. Department of Defense and Central Intelligence Agency on MSNBC. Democrats were going insane.
Nunes neglected to share the information with Democrats before speaking with the press and the president, raising doubts about the congressman's objectivity. The optics is awful on this.
When The New York Times reported Thursday that two White House officials had shown House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) the classified reports he cited when publicly alleging that President Trump's transition team communications had been incidentally collected during foreign surveillance, Bloomberg columnist Eli Lake took special note.
Congress is supposed to act as a check on the executive branch, but that isn't happening in light of Nunes' actions, critics said Thursday.
Spicer previously refused to rule out that Nunes' source, who has remained anonymous, was a White House official.
According to the newspaper, the two officials were Ezra Cohen-Watnick of the National Security Council and a national security lawyer with the White House Counsel's Office, Michael Ellis. "It turns out, he misled me".
Nunes told KSEE that just because people in the White House might have been aware of the reports, they weren't necessarily "the source of my information". The fact that Nunes said he went to the White House grounds to view them, though, has fueled speculation that they may have come from inside the White House. For fear that naming names could cause a "chilling effect" on others coming to the committee with sensitive info, Nunes has only described his sources as "whistleblowers" putting themselves at risk to expose wrongdoing.
Marco Rubio Says Hackers Targeted His Campaign Aides
Marco Rubio (R-FL) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) had been targeted by Russian actors attempting to influence USA politics. But ranking Democratic member Mark Warner said Putin ordered a "deliberate campaign" to undermine the us election.
BSNL To Provide Non-Internet Users With 1 GB Free Data
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Family gets a shock when turkey crashes through windshield
The turkey was killed on impact. "He went straight through the windshield", Tarabocchia told the Indianapolis Star . The aftermath was captured in photos from US 20 on the La Porte County Sheriff's office Facebook page .
For now, the House chair has cancelled all committee meetings and plans to delay his investigation into whether members of Trump's campaign were in collusion with Russian efforts to rig the presidential election.
The president has not yet provided specific proof, but the White House had pointed to a litany media reports suggesting that members of Trump's team had been surveilled, although not in the way Trump initially suggested.
Spicer, however, didn't really address much of the substance either.
A White House spokesman declined to comment.
Schiff was not clear on this point either, but said he is "more than willing" to go the White House to look over the documents. Nunes burned him and is running out of allies on Capitol Hill. But a senior White House official told CNN "Reince is not next".
But this was a show. They are political appointees.
According to The Times, Cohen-Watnick began reviewing the highly classified reports shortly after Trump made his unfounded claim on Twitter in early March that President Barack Obama had wiretapped Trump Tower.
Uber Update Now Lets Riders Change Pickup Addresses, Improves Driver Support Policies
First off, Uber says it will now take into account a driver's history when receiving complaints related to poor driving. A small miscue leads to a frustrating situation where riders aren't riding, and drivers aren't earning.
Crude Oil Surges North Of $50
Total inventories were at a record of almost 534 million barrels, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Wednesday. A day earlier, both these oil benchmarks climbed more than $1 per barrel to touch their highest price in the last two weeks.
Governor proposes $.12 gas tax hike
A rash of powerful winter storms further pounded California's crummy roads and forced Brown to ask for federal emergency relief. A vote would likely come on Thursday, April 6th - the last day before the Legislature begins its spring recess.
Lok Sabha passes GST Bill, PM Modi congratulates people
Arun Jaitley emphasised that the division of powers between the centre and the states on taxes are clearly defined in the bill. Jaitley said as keeping it as tax would have resulted some portion of the money going to devolution.
No quick resolution for Tony Romo situation
At the moment, it looks like the ball is strictly in the Jones' court, unless Romo really is contemplating retirement. This after Cowboys coach Jason Garrett confirmed that the team has yet to decide on its next move regarding Romo.
Oscar chiefs to keep working with PricewaterhouseCoopers despite best picture award blunder
The accountant in question, Brian Cullinan, came under fire after photos from the event showed he had been tweeting not long before making the error.
New Samsung Gear VR price: Here's how much it costs
Although we'll get to see the Galaxy S8 today, there's still no word on when an official release date will take place. Alongside the anticipated Galaxy S8 , Samsung has also showcased upgraded versions of the Gear VR and Gear 360 .
Family pays tribute to American slain in terror attack
A man, 58, was also arrested this morning at a separate address in Birmingham on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts. The family of U.S. tourist Kurt Cochran , who was killed in last week's assault on Westminster have spoken of their loss.
Messi Banned From World Cup Qualifiers For Abusing Assistant Referee
Barcelona says Lionel Messi's four-match worldwide suspension for insulting a linesman was "unfair and totally disproportionate". Argentina are now third, but only three points separates sixth-place Chile and Uruguay in second.
Final Fantasy XIV's free trial no longer has a 14-day limit
The new version of the trial extends to new and lapsed players alike and doesn't limit you in anything until you reach level 35 . There are still a few restrictions, including currency caps and chat restrictions, of course.
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