“I was deeply offended to learn that two disgraced FBI agents considered infiltrating our transition team by sending a counter intelligence agent to one of my very first intelligence briefings only 9 days after the election,” Pence said in a statement provided to Axios. “This is an outrage and only underscores why we need to get to the bottom of how this investigation started in the first place. The American people have a right to what happened and if these two agents broke the law and ignored long-standing DOJ policies, they must be held accountable.”
The texts and sources reveal that Strzok had one significant contact within the White House – Vice President Mike Pence’s Chief of Staff Joshua Pitcock, whose wife was working as an analyst for Strzok on the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server. A senior White House official told this news site that Pitcock’s wife recused herself from the Clinton investigation as soon as Pence and Trump became the Republican nominees in July 2016. A senior law enforcement official also told SaraACarter.com that Pitcock’s wife no longer worked under Strzok after she recused herself from the Clinton investigation.
However, the text messages uncovered from November, 2016 and have left questions lingering about the relationship between Strzok, Pitcock and his wife among congressional investigators and lawmakers.
The U.S. military is investigating 11 servicemen for links to the extremist group Identity Evropa, which was involved in planning white nationalist and pro-Confederacy rallies in Charlottesville, Va.
The group's members were outed last month by a large dump of messages from the platform Discord, published by the left-wing media collective Unicorn Riot. The Pentagon confirmed the 11 are under review, according to a Huffington Post report.
A recent Rasmussen poll found that a majority of Likely US Voters oppose the idea of living in a sanctuary city with the plurality of those polled believing sanctuary cities to be less safe. The poll was taken April 18 - April 21 and surveyed 1,000 Likely Voters via telephone and online surveys. The findings report that "just over half (51%) don’t want to live in a sanctuary community that refuses to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Thirteen percent (13%) are not sure."
A lawyer seeking the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate the handling of the Jussie Smollett prosecution subpoenaed Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx and her top deputy Friday to appear at the first court hearing on the matter...
“Only after I became active in women’s issues did I realize that my veganism was related to those very issues,” Portman told 16,000 students at WE Day California, a celebrity-packed celebration of youth activism Thursday at the Forum in Los Angeles. “Dairy and eggs don’t just come from cows and chickens, they come from female cows and female chickens. We’re exploiting female bodies and abusing the magic of female animals to create eggs and milk.”
Militants linked to Easter suicide bombings opened fire and set off explosives during a raid by Sri Lankan security forces on a house in the country’s east, leaving behind a grisly discovery Saturday: 15 bodies, including six children.
The gunbattle that began Friday night and the carnage that followed come amid widespread fear of more attacks as officials hunt for militants with explosives believed to still be at large after the coordinated bombings of churches and luxury hotels that killed more than 250 nearly a week ago
The pregnant wife of a Sri Lanka bomber detonated a suicide vest when police raided the affluent family's home in the wake of the terror attacks, killing her own children.
Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed studied in the UK before doing postgraduate study in Melbourne. Prime Minister Scott Morrison did not identify the man, but said he had lived in Australia with his wife and child on a student visa and left in 2013.
A woman has died after shots were fired inside a Poway, California synagogue filled with people celebrating the last day of Passover. A suspect was taken into custody approximately two miles away from the synagogue while three patients were rushed to a nearby hospital.
A 19-year-old San Diego man with a rifle entered Chabad of Poway on Rancho Bernardo Road, west of Interstate 15 at 11:23 a.m. and opened fire on the people inside, law enforcement officials said.
Biden’s deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield tweeted in response to a report from The Hill that Biden allies are preparing a super PAC “@JoeBiden does not welcome support from super PACs.” ... The rejection of super PAC money by Biden will likely have no affect on the super PAC's formation, as campaigns are not allowed to coordinate with them in any way.
One of the watching mothers is worried. She wants her son to grow into a macho male, but it’s so cold. She tells him he can keep his shirt on, or perhaps skip the run through Olympic Forest Park.
This is the kind of “feminine” parenting that coach Tang Haiyan fears can ruin boys. Tang, a former schoolteacher, founded the Real Man Training Club to combat what he and others in China see as a masculinity crisis — part of a backlash against the makeup- and earring-wearing male TV, film and pop idols who have gained immense popularity here.
Each liter of seawater on this planet is home to about 100 billion viral particles, adding up to about a nonillion... Viruses are arguably the most successful biological entities in the sea, where they outnumber microbes—their typical hosts—10 to one. But scientists still have no idea what most of them do, or even how many genetically distinct populations of viruses might speckle the seas
A Texas judge has blocked enforcement of a law forbidding state employees and contractors from boycotting Israel, declaring that the measure threatens to "manipulate the debate through coercion rather than persuasion."... US District Judge Robert Pitman ruled that the "plaintiffs' BDS [Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions] boycotts are inherently expressive conduct" protected under the First Amendment and delivered a temporary injunction, barring Texas from enforcing the provision...
The Friday announcement from the Sacramento District Attorney’s office comes just after California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a moratorium on the death penalty in the state, the Sacramento Bee reported.
Anton Lemon Paris, 38, faces four counts of felony murder, attempted murder and felon-in-possession-of-a-firearm charges in the shooting death of Deputy Mark Stasyuk, 27, and injuries to his partner Deputy Julie Robertson, 28, as well as a store employee, the Bee reported.