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Senate Intelligence Committee votes to advance Gina Haspel’s nomination as CIA director

Gina Haspel is a step closer to becoming the next CIA director after the US Senate Intelligence Committee voted to advance her nomination. It follows weeks of controversy surrounding her involvement with a post-9/11 torture and detention program, launched under the administration of George W. Bush. In the closed session vote, Haspel won ‘yes’ votes from 10 of the committee’s ...

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'Too tough on terrorists': Trump defends under-fire CIA Director nominee Haspel

US President Donald Trump took to Twitter Monday to defend his nominee for the CIA directorship, Gina Haspel. Trump argued that Haspel was “too tough on terrorists” for the Democrats. “My highly respected nominee for CIA Director, Gina Haspel, has come under fire because she was too tough on Terrorists,” Trump tweeted. “Think of that, in these very dangerous times, ...

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Arab force in Syria would mean US transferring 'bleeding' to non-Americans – anti-war director to RT

As reports swirl that Washington is pushing for an Arab force to replace US troops in Syria, the director of the Answer Coalition told RT that such a plan amounts to Washington pawning the “bleeding” off to non-Americans. Saudi Arabia is interested in sending troops to eastern Syria, with Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir confirming that Riyadh is “in discussions with ...

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‘High-ranking people’ protected Clinton from indictment – Former FBI asst. director

Former FBI Assistant Director James Kallstrom alleged Sunday that there was a conspiracy in Washington to protect Hillary Clinton from indictment. He added that ongoing chaos in Trump’s cabinet may be a symptom of the plot. “Do you think somebody was directing them or do you think they just came to the conclusion on their own, this leadership at the ...

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US Attorney General Sessions fires ex-FBI deputy director McCabe

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions says has fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, effective immediately. The abrupt termination could cost McCabe, who is accused of mishandling Hillary Clinton’s email probe, much of his pension. The termination was recommended by the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility. It comes after a still-classified report from the Department of Justice (DOJ) inspector general found ...

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‘Witch hunts should be left in the Middle Ages’: Oscar-winning film director blasts #MeToo

Celebrities criticizing the #MeToo movement have been joined by another big personality from the movie industry. Oscar-winning Austrian film director Michael Haneke called it a “witch hunt” that “poisons” the social climate. “I regard this hysteria of rash judgments that is spreading at the moment as absolutely disgusting,” director and screenwriter Haneke said in an interview with the Austrian daily ...

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Twitter’s director of AR/VR leaves the company

The head of Twitter’s AR/VR team announced today via a tweet that he is leaving the social media site after 18 months. Alessandro Sabatelli joined Twitter in June of 2016 after leaving a virtual reality startup he led which created music-focused VR experiences. Sabatelli had previously worked as a designer at Apple. We’ve reached out to Sabatelli for more details on what he’s ...

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'Shocked to his core': FBI Director Wray blown away by contents of FISA memo, source says

FBI Director Christopher Wray was “shocked to his core” after viewing a four-page FISA memo, a source told Fox News’ Sean Hannity. The next day, he reportedly asked Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to resign. “A source of mine told me tonight that when Wray read this, it ‘shocked him to his core,’” Hannity said during an on-air discussion with journalist ...

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DC rumors swirl as FBI deputy director steps down amid 'Russiagate' hearings

Political pundits are spinning the news of FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe’s departure from the agency. Some sources claim he was forced out by Trump, others say it was a personal decision. McCabe, 49, who has in the past been the source of acrimony for Trump, announced that he was going on “terminal leave” on Monday. The move has attracted ...

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