Chad Day Associated Press Published 12:37 PM EST Feb 19, 2019 Washington – Senior White House officials pushed a project to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia despite the objections of ethics and national security officials, according to a new congressional report citing whistleblowers within the administration. Lawmakers from both parties have expressed concerns that Saudi Arabia could develop nuclear weapons if the U.S. technology were transferred without proper safeguards. The Democratic-led House oversight committee opened an investigation Tuesday into the claims by several unnamed whistleblowers who said they witnessed “abnormal acts” in the White House regarding the proposal to build dozens of nuclear reactors across the Middle Eastern kingdom. The report raises concerns about whether some in a White House marked by “chaos, dysfunction, and backbiting” sought to circumvent established national security procedures regarding … [Read more...] about Flynn pushed to share nuclear tech with Saudis, report says
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Matthew Barakat and Chad Day Associated Press Published 11:51 AM EST Dec 17, 2018 Alexandria, Va. – Two men involved in a Turkish lobbying campaign led by former National Security adviser Michael Flynn have been charged with illegally lobbying in a case related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. An indictment unsealed Monday against Flynn’s former business partner, Bijan Kian, and Turkish businessman, Ekim Alptekin, accuses the two men of conspiring to “covertly and unlawfully” influence U.S. politicians on behalf of Turkey. The new charges appear to shed light on the cooperation of Flynn, who last year admitted to lying about several aspects of the lobbying work. In recommending he serve no prison time, prosecutors said Flynn not only helped with the Russia probe but also an undisclosed – and separate – criminal investigation. Documents filed alongside that recommendation spend several paragraphs laying out the details … [Read more...] about 2 involved in Flynn’s Turkish lobbying charged
President Donald Trump is skimming over the facts when it comes to former national security adviser Michael Flynn's guilty plea for lying in the Russia investigation. In remarks Thursday at a meeting with governors-elect, Trump suggests the FBI never accused Flynn of lying in its probe into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia during the 2016 presidential election. That's not the case. Flynn will next week become the first White House official punished as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation. A look at the claim: TRUMP: "Well the FBI said Michael Flynn, a general and a great person, they said he didn't lie. And Mueller said: 'Well, maybe he did.' And now they're all having a big dispute, so I think it's a great thing that the judge is looking into that situation. It's an honor for a lot of terrific people." NBC News has learned that former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn spoke to the FBI without a lawyer one day after he was sworn in, then … [Read more...] about AP Fact Check: Trump Falsely Claims Flynn Didn’t Lie to FBI
By Robin Givhan, The Washington Post Published 11:32 am PST, Tuesday, November 20, 2018 British Vogue editor Edward Enninful. British Vogue editor Edward Enninful. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Tom Hoops Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Tom Hoops Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 British Vogue editor Edward Enninful. British Vogue editor Edward Enninful. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Tom Hoops Is Edward Enninful the next Anna Wintour? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Edward Enninful, the new editor in chief of British Vogue, is supremely confident in both his aesthetic beliefs and in his worldview. In short order, he has upended a century-old publication, … [Read more...] about Is Edward Enninful the next Anna Wintour?
Rudy Giuliani on Sunday said President Donald Trump and former FBI Director James Comey never discussed former national security adviser Mike Flynn, backtracking from July comments in which he indicated otherwise. “There was no conversation about Michael Flynn,” Trump’s personal attorney said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “That is what he will testify to if he's asked that question.”Story Continued Below He also told CNN’s Jake Tapper that he never said the president had asked Comey to give Flynn a break. “I said that is what Comey is saying,” Giuliani said. Tapper referenced comments by Giuliani to ABC last month in which the attorney said Trump did not ask Comey to drop the investigation. “He didn’t direct him to do that,” Giuliani said in July. “What he said to him was, ‘Can you give him a break?’” Flynn, an outspoken adviser to Trump’s campaign, served briefly as his … [Read more...] about Giuliani backtracks: ‘No conversation’ between Trump, Comey on Flynn