Former U.S. Attorney Joe diGenova revealed the source of his insider information about the Justice Department inspector general's incoming report on alleged Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuses. Earlier this week, diGenova said Inspector General Michael Horowitz has determined all four FISA warrants against one-time Trump campaign aide Carter Page were illegally obtained. He told the Washington Examiner's Examining Politics podcast on Thursday how he heard about it.
The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University called the practice "unconstitutional" and urged the freshman congresswoman to stop barring those with opposing viewpoints, a plea similar to one it made to President Trump. The group called the congresswoman's personal @AOC account a "public forum."
He’s Back. Holder warned in 2017 that Obama would be making a return to politics and that his role would specifically involve this effort to combat gerrymandering. “It’s coming. He’s coming,” Holder told reporters at an event for the National Democratic Redistricting Committee. “And he’ll be ready to roll.” Well, he’s now rolling...
President Donald Trump’s citizenship chief had to talk down a media panic late Wednesday after reporters interpreted a minor regulatory correction as a big plan to deny citizenship to the overseas-born children of U.S. military service members.
Here's the statement I promised (1/3): The policy manual update today does not affect who is born a U.S. citizen, period. It only affects children who were born outside the US and were not US citizens. This does NOT impact birthright citizenship.
(3/3) US laws allow children to acquire US citizenship other than through birth in the US. Children born outside of the US to a US citizen parent or parents may be US citizens at birth under INA 301 or 309, or before age 18 through their US citizen parent(s) under INA 320.
The Sept. 12 debate in Houston will be a single-night affair, and feature 10 2020 hopefuls... Billionaire anti-climate-change activist Tom Steyer, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and self-help guru Marianne Williamson were also among those missing out on September’s debate, as were Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and a handful of others... The 10 candidates who qualified for September’s debate are Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Julián Castro, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Andrew Yang.
The defaulted China bonds can be found in the attics and basements of thousands of Americans, or on EBay, where the certificates sell as collectibles for as little as a few hundred dollars each. The PRC, which succeeded the Republic of China after it replaced the imperial dynasty, has never recognized the debt, though that hasn’t stopped decades of attempts to collect payment on it... President Trump, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross have met with bondholders and their representatives...
For Trump, the bonds could be something else: leverage in his fight with China... China owes more than $1 trillion on the defaulted debt, once adjusted for inflation, interest, and other damages—a sum roughly equivalent to China’s holdings of U.S. Treasuries... “I think everyone who works for Trump at the Treasury Department thinks this is loony,” says Mitu Gulati, law professor at Duke University and a sovereign-debt restructuring expert. “But I can’t help but be tickled pink, because at a legal level these are perfectly valid debts. However, you’ve got to get a really clever lawyer to activate them.”
A source close to Prince Andrew says the royal has no memory of ever meeting Virginia Giuffre, a woman who accused Jeffrey Epstein of forcing her to have sex with Andrew when she was 17. The source told the London Evening Standard that Duke of York's legal team "seriously doubt" the photo taken of Andrew and Giuffre in 2001 is real. Buckingham Palace declined to comment when contacted by Insider.
Least vulnerable to that job disruption will be individuals who can program AI software, Musk noted, recommending young people go on to study engineering. But, even then, he said, "eventually the AI will just write its own software." Musk's comments come amid increasing debate over the impact of technology on the global workforce.
"People enjoy, fundamentally, interacting with other people," he said. "If you're working on something that involves people or engineering, it's probably a good approach," he said. That, or "art," he added...
The City of Milwaukee Health Department is urging everyone to stop using any vape and or e-cigarette devices immediately. This, after 16 individuals have been hospitalized as of Aug. 28 with severe pneumonitis, or chemical pneumonia (inflammation of the lungs due to aspiration or inhalation of irritants). Health officials say all of the patients reported using vape products or dabbing (vaping marijuana oils, extracts, or concentrates) in the weeks and months prior to hospitalization.
I spoke to Julian #Assange at the weekend. His psychological torture is unabated. He remains isolated in his small cell, mostly 23 hours a day, denied proper exercise. He has lost more weight. Although 'approved', phone calls to his parents are still not possible. Britain 2019.
Women applying to study engineering and information technology at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) next year will receive 10 more entry points than their male counterparts, in what the university believes is a first of its kind bid to remedy the under-enrollment of women in these fields. According to Engineers Australia, women represent approximately 18.9 per cent of engineering graduates, which appears to translate into an under-representation in the workforce, with women making up just 13 per cent of the industry.
The Justice Department's official watchdog concluded that the memos Comey kept were in fact "official FBI records," and said Comey set a "dangerous example" with his actions... While the findings of the probe were forwarded to the DOJ, the department has declined prosecution, as Fox News reported earlier this month. But for Comey, who has cultivated the image of a by-the-book and irreproachable leader since his termination in 2017, the review shined a harsh light on his decision-making in the final, beleaguered weeks of his tenure at the head of the nation's top law enforcement agency.