President Donald Trump is shifting to war footing in the Russia investigation. On Wednesday, the White House announced that it had hired a veteran lawyer who helped President Bill Clinton weather impeachment, while Trump’s top personal lawyer expressed new defiance towards special counsel Robert Mueller and his Justice Department superiors. Story Continued Below Combined, the two moves represent a sharp turn away from the cooperation-minded days of 2017 when Trump said publicly that he was eager to sit down with the lead Russia investigator. At that time, his White House lawyers also showed no resistance to handing over documents and assisted in lining up interviews with more than two dozen current and former aides. Now, amid the prospect of a widening Mueller inquiry that has already ensnared several top Trump aides, along with a potential Democratic wave in the November midterm elections that could give way to impeachment proceedings, Trump and his lawyers are showing signs … [Read more...] about Trump goes on offensive in Russia probe with new ‘wartime consiglieres’
Read more transcripts from Face the Nation here. MARGARET BRENNAN, CBS NEWS: Today on FACE THE NATION: a week of hits and misses for the Trump administration, as the North Koreans vow complete denuclearization following their summit with the South Koreans. At a rally last night in Michigan, the president had a hard time trying to downplay expectations of his upcoming meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: I'm not going to give you what's going to actually happen, because we don't really know. AUDIENCE: Nobel! Nobel! TRUMP: That's very nice. Thank you. That's very nice. Nobel. (LAUGHTER) TRUMP: I just want to get the job done. (END VIDEO CLIP) BRENNAN: Despite that optimism, there's chaos in the Cabinet, as the nominee for VA secretary, Ronny Jackson, withdrew after shocking allegations of mismanagement as the White House physician. Plus, Scott Pruitt took fire from Congress for possible spending … [Read more...] about Full transcript: Face the Nation on April 29, 2018
THE death of telecoms executive Kathleen Peterson has become the subject of a fascinating new Netflix mini-series. Here's our lowdown on the case, where we answer who killed where and who she was... Who was Kathleen Peterson? Kathleen Peterson was an American businesswoman and philanthropist who died in suspicious circumstances in 2001. After growing up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, she was the first woman to be accepted into the school of engineering at the prestigious Duke University. She went on to take executive positions at high profile pharmaceutical and IT companies. She married writer Michael Peterson in 1996. Did her husband Michael Peterson kill her? Michael Peterson was sentenced to life without parole in 2003 - telling his daughters "I love you... it'll be alright" as he was hauled off to a holding cell. Kathleen had been found dead at the bottom of a black staircase in their Durham (North Carolina) mansion. He claimed she had fallen after an evening drinking as he smoked a … [Read more...] about Who was Kathleen Peterson, did her husband Michael Peterson kill her and what is the Staircase doc about?
A hacker’s warning about the security vulnerabilities of public loudspeakers used for emergency warnings in San Francisco has raised concerns about other such sirens installed by the same company in New York. Balint Seeber, a researcher with cybersecurity firm Bastille, recently revealed how sirens installed by Acoustic Technology, Inc -- also known as ATI -- could be hijacked by bad actors with little more than a walkie talkie purchased from Amazon. In a demonstration posted by the company, he broadcast Rick Astley’s 1980s hit-turned-internet meme “Never Gonna Give You Up” from a rental truck, but Seeber and Bastille warn that in the hands of a hacktivist, terrorist or hostile nation, the sirens could be hijacked to cause widespread panic. “With this particular vulnerability it’s possible for a malicious actor to actually set the system into public address mode so that anything they say will actually be rebroadcast over an entire city,” he … [Read more...] about I-Team: Loudspeaker Exploit Raises Questions About Security in NY
By Bay City News | PUBLISHED: April 6, 2018 at 7:17 am | UPDATED: April 6, 2018 at 9:16 am Former NFL player Aldon Smith, who is accused of domestic violence, was arraigned in a San Francisco courtroom Thursday for allegedly violating a restraining order that prohibited him from contacting the alleged victim in that case. San Francisco Superior Court Judge Ross Moody granted prosecutor Courtney Burris’ request that Smith be ordered to wear an ankle monitor that detects alcohol consumption through sweat. The Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor, or SCRAM, is a transdermal alcohol testing system — it automatically samples sweat at random intervals for traces of alcohol released through the skin and transmits the results to a monitoring service. The device can also provide location monitoring. In addition, Moody warned Smith to refrain from contacting the woman in the domestic violence case and to stay away from the Nob Hill apartment building where the … [Read more...] about Aldon Smith’s ankle monitor: What’s different about it