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DHS acting deputy secretary resigns

Source: The Hill

DHS acting deputy secretary resigns

BY TAL AXELROD - 04/09/19 07:33 PM EDT

Claire Grady, acting deputy secretary at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), offered President Trump her resignation Tuesday as the agency finds its upper ranks thinned after a string of departures.

Her exit comes after DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced Sunday she was leaving her post. Trump subsequently withdrew his nominee to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the White House announced that Secret Service Director Randolph "Tex" Alles would be departing the agency.

“For the last two years, Claire has served @DHSgov w excellence and distinction. She has been an invaluable asset to DHS – a steady force and a knowledgeable voice,” Nielsen tweeted in announcing Grady’s resignation, adding it will be effective Wednesday.

“Her sound leadership and effective oversight have impacted every DHS office and employee and made us stronger as a Department. Clair has had a remarkable career in public service - 28 years at the Departments of Homeland Security & Defense - that is coming to a close. I am thankful for Claire’s expertise, dedication & friendship & am filled w gratitude for her exemplary service to DHS & to our country," she continued in a series of tweets.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/438145-dhs-deputy-secretary-resigns-nielsen-says

Lori Lightfoot wins, becoming Chicago's first African-American female mayor

Source: Chicago Tribune

Lori Lightfoot wins, becoming Chicago's first African-American female mayorAttorney Lori Lightfoot defeated Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle in Tuesday’s election, making her Chicago’s first African-American female mayor, according to unofficial returns.


Chicago Tribune staffContact Reporter
April 2, 2019

Attorney Lori Lightfoot defeated Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle in Tuesday’s election, making her Chicago’s first African-American female mayor, according to unofficial returns.

Lightfoot jumped out to an early lead over Preckwinkle, a longtime political power broker, and had what appeared to be an insurmountable lead.

Lightfoot, a former federal prosecutor making her first run for elected office, had 74 percent to Preckwinkle’s 26 percent, with 1,583 of 2,069 precincts reporting, according to unofficial vote totals.

The two candidates emerged from a record field of 14 candidates in the Feb. 26 first-round election for the chance to become Chicago’s 56th mayor.

Lightfoot becomes the third African-American to serve as mayor. Harold Washington was elected in 1983 as the city’s first black mayor and won re-election in 1987 before dying in officer later that year. Eugene Sawyer, the city’s second black mayor, was appointed to serve out Washington’s term until a 1989 special election.


Read more: https://www.chicagotribune.com

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged as a 'john' in human trafficking/prostitution invest

Source: NBC5 Cleveland

Posted: 11:50 AM, Feb 22, 2019 Updated: 3 minutes ago
By: WPTV


New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged as a 'john' in human trafficking/prostitution investigation

In his Tuesday news conference about a major human trafficking investigation , Martin County Sheriff William Snyder said about 100 men would be arrested.

When asked about prominent people or celebrities, Snyder said, “There will be a newsmaker in this one.”

Read more: https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/national/new-england-patriots-owner-robert-kraft-charged-as-a-john-in-human-trafficking-prostitution-investigation

Pro-Russian Coast Guard lieutenant arrested with hit list of liberal senators wanted to establish 'a

Source: The Raw Story

Pro-Russian Coast Guard lieutenant arrested with hit list of liberal senators wanted to establish ‘a white homeland’

SARAH K. BURRIS
20 FEB 2019 AT 16:31 ET

Seamus Hughes of the George Washington Program on Extremism tweeted Wednesday that a U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant was arrested on drugs and weapons charges. He noted that it seemed like an everyday event until court documents were published.

Christopher Paul Hasson was reportedly in contact with white supremacists and was developing a “hit list” of liberal senators he was aiming to attack.

“Hint about the importance of the case was in the opening paragraph,” said Hughes with a screen capture of the documents.


Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2019/02/pro-russian-coast-guard-lieutenant-arrested-hit-list-liberal-senators-wanted-establish-white-homeland/

Trump FEMA chief Brock Long calls it quits amid scandal: 'It is time for me to go home'

Source: The Raw Story

Trump FEMA chief Brock Long calls it quits amid scandal: ‘It is time for me to go home’

DAVID EDWARDS
13 FEB 2019 AT 15:26 ET

President Donald Trump’s top disaster official reportedly said on Wednesday that he is quitting the job.

Federal Emergency Manager Agency administrator Brock Long said that it was time for him to “go home,” according to Bloomberg reporter Jennifer Jacobs.

“While this has been the opportunity of the lifetime, it is time for me to go home to my family – my beautiful wife and two incredible boys,” Long’s statement explained “Upon my departure, Mr. Peter Gaynor, will serve as Acting FEMA administrator.”

Long came under fire during his tenure at the agency after he was accused of improperly using government vehicles.

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2019/02/trump-fema-chief-brock-long-calls-quits-amid-scandal-time-go-home/



Another one bites the dust...

Active shooter and multiple victims reported at Thousand Oaks bar

Source: Los Angeles Times

By JAMES QUEALLY , RICHARD WINTON , ALENE TCHEKMEDYIAN and SEAN GREENE
NOV 08, 2018 12:15 AM

Police were responding to reports of a mass shooting that left several people injured and may have led to casualties Wednesday night inside a Thousand Oaks bar.
Emergency crews were responding to an "active shooter" inside the Borderline Bar & Grill, according to a tweet from the Ventura County Fire Department.

One law enforcement official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told The Times that at least 30 shots had been fired and that there are casualties.

According to witnesses at the scene, someone ran into the bar around 11:30 p.m. and started firing what appeared to be a black pistol.
"He shot a lot, at least 30 times. I could still hear gunshots after everyone left," said the person, who did not give a name.


Read more: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-thousand-oaks-20181107-story.html

Shooting at Birmingham teen party leaves 7 wounded, police say

Source: Fox News

Shooting at Birmingham teen party leaves 7 wounded, police say

Police roped off several blocks in downtown Birmingham, Ala., on Sunday night after six teens were shot outside a party venue, according to a report.

One of the teens suffered life-threatening injuries, Sgt. Johnny Williams told AL.com.

A seventh teen suffered a knee injury during the chaotic scene, AL.com reported.


Shots rang out about 10 p.m. at WorkPlay, a music venue in the downtown area, AL.com reported. It was unclear how many suspects were involved.

The shooting occurred outside the club after two males who were arguing went outside, the news site reported.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/09/03/multiple-people-shot-at-teen-party-in-alabama-report.html

Michael Cohen asserts Fifth Amendment rights in Stormy Daniels case

Source: CNN

Michael Cohen asserts Fifth Amendment rights in Stormy Daniels case


By Scott Glover
Updated 6:58 PM ET, Wed April 25, 2018

[quote](CNN)Michael Cohen, the longtime personal attorney for President Donald Trump, filed court papers Wednesday indicating he would assert his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination regarding his involvement in a hush money deal involving porn star Stormy Daniels and the President.

Cohen cited FBI raids of his residence, office and hotel room and the seizure of "various electronic devices and documents in my possession," in his filing in US District Court in Los Angeles.[/quote]

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/25/politics/michael-cohen-fifth-amendment/index.html



Another prediction come true by S.D. lawyer.

President Trump poised to pardon Scooter Libby, Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, sources say

Source: ABCNews

President Trump poised to pardon Scooter Libby, Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, sources say

By JONATHAN KARL, KATHERINE FAULDERS JOHN SANTUCCI Apr 12, 2018, 9:12 PM ET

[quote]President Donald Trump is poised to pardon Scooter J. Libby, the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, according to sources familiar with the president’s thinking.

The president has already signed off on the pardon, which is something he has been considering for several months, sources told ABC News.

The move would mark another controversial pardon for Trump and could raise questions as an increasing number of the president’s political allies have landed themselves in legal jeopardy. The White House has repeatedly said that no pardons are currently on the table for people caught up in the Russia investigation.[/quote]

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/president-trump-poised-pardon-scooter-libby-dick-cheneys/story?id=54433032

Trump wrote Putin to personally invite him to 2013 Miss Universe Pageant: report

Source: The Hill

Trump wrote Putin to personally invite him to 2013 Miss Universe Pageant: report
BY AVERY ANAPOL - 03/09/18 08:41 PM EST


[quote]
Trump wrote Putin to personally invite him to 2013 Miss Universe Pageant: report
President Trump reportedly wrote a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2013 to personally invite him to the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow.

Multiple people familiar with the letter told The Washington Post that the document has been turned over to investigators probing Russian interference in the 2016 election.

The letter extended an invitation for Putin to attend the pageant, which Trump owned, and also noted that Trump was looking forward to seeing “beautiful” women on his trip to Russia, according to the report published Friday.

During the same month in 2013, Trump tweeted that he was hoping to meet Putin, writing, “Do you think Putin will be going to The Miss Universe Pageant in November in Moscow — if so, will he become my new best friend?”[/quote]

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/377706-trump-wrote-putin-to-personally-invite-him-to-2013-miss-universe
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