Nunes, Schiff meet to try to get Russian Federation investigation back on track
As House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes faces growing calls to step aside from the investigation of Russia's interference in the 2016 US presidential election, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie admitted he didn't agree with Nunes' actions but said recusal is a "personal decision".
Nunes and the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee, Adam Schiff, sent a March 15 letter to the CIA, FBI and National Security Agency asking for information about the publishing of Americans' names in intelligence reports that relate to the presidential candidates and their associates.
Nunes has faced criticism from Democrats and a few Republicans after revelations that he met with a secret source on White House grounds a day before he claimed that communications of members of President Donald Trump's transition were swept up by USA intelligence as part of incidental collection. "But at the end of the day, we're going to do an investigation with or without them, and if they want to participate, that's fine, but the facts of the matter are pretty clear", Nunes said, according to Business Insider.
The comments from Nunes came as he was asked about Republican Congressman Walter Jones, R-N.C., joining with several Democrats in calling for the chairman to recuse himself from the investigation.
The California Republican admitted that he met with an unidentified source on the White House grounds to review intelligence reports ahead of his claim that Trump transition members' communications were "incidentally" swept up by US intelligence officials.
House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday said he would not ask for Nunes to recuse himself, and Nunes said the calls for recusal or removal from the committee were "politics". Nunes has also told NBC News he did not reveal his source to Trump.
EpiPen recall expands to US after reports of device failure
Mylan responded by initiating sales of a so-called authorized generic for $300, but now faces increased competition, as well. We asked Mylan if there were any reports of patient harm and will update you accordingly.
Here's what else Oakland is losing, along with the Raiders
So the Oakland-Los Angeles-Inglewood-Irwindale-San Antonio-Las Vegas Raiders are officially going to become the Las Vegas Raiders. Those improvements have already cost the city $110 million with close to $90 million still left to pay off over the next decade.
Joss Whedon's making a Batgirl movie
Fan favorite Whedon, of course, is known for creating "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", " Angel ", " Firefly " and " Dollhouse ". Joss Whedon is returning to the superhero genre, flipping sides from Marvel to DC to helm " Batgirl ".
"To date, we have made 20 requests for individuals to be interviewed by the committee", Burr said.
Wolf Blitzer's CNN panel on Thursday discussed the "clandestine" nature of House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes' (R-CA) information-gathering in recent weeks.
"The real story, the real issue here, is not so much about the midnight run by the chairman onto the White House grounds, it's really that they wanted to cancel the hearing this week", Bash told MSNBC.
"Because it appears like the Democrats aren't really serious about this investigation", he said. This fueled speculation that a White House official had provided the information to Nunes to bolster the president's tweeted claim that President Barack Obama illegally ordered surveillance, which had been repudiated by the nation's highest intelligence and law enforcement officials, as well as by Nunes himself. "We're in the process of exchanging witness lists and are going to see if by the end of the day we can agree on at least a common set of initial witnesses".
In a highly symbolic move Monday, after Nunes canceled a planned committee meeting, House Intelligence Republicans and Democrats still met in the same, classified briefing space in the Capitol where they typically meet but they gathered separately, plotting their own game plans. "We have yet to receive a response". "I think that would take a lot of tension out of this process", he said.
Pence breaks Senate tie on killing family-planning grants rule
Conservative state officials have been trying to deny money to any family planning organization that also provides abortions. Some people feel that states should be allowed to withhold funds from abortion providers, if they choose to.
Anti-Allergy Medicine EpiPen Recall Expands to US
The new recall not only covers EpiPens sold in the US , but also involves the children's version, known as EpiPen Jr. EpiPens are used to give an emergency injection of epinephrine to treat life-threatening allergic reactions.
Patty Murray To Vote 'No' On Gorsuch, Says She Doesn't Trust Trump
If the Democrats do indeed filibuster, the Senate could change the rules and lower the threshold to 51 votes (they have 52 now). The speakers included the father of an autistic boy whom Gorsuch ruled against.
Twitter makes room for more characters in tweets
Twitter said that this change will allow users to "focus on what a discussion is about, and who is having it". But the main critics is directed towards the way new twitter replies handle the mentions.
Hill panels say it's too soon to discuss immunity for Flynn
Flynn's offer to testify under protection from prosecution suggests he has more to reveal about the Russian Federation affair. The aide was not authorized to discuss private conversations and spoke on condition of anonymity.
Suspended safety TJ McDonald signs with Dolphins
However, Jordan had just three career sacks and multiple NFL suspensions for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Defensive end Dion Jordan has been released by the Miami Dolphins, solidifying his status as a draft bust.
Back to burgers: Carl's Jr., Hardees ditch bikini-clad ads
"Pioneering a new way of food, daring food, cutting out corners food for you", as Carl Hardee Sr. says in the ad. A post shared by Carl's Jr . "We target hungry guys, and we get young kids that want to be young hungry guys".
Ex punk-rocker O'Rourke launches longshot bid against Cruz
O'Rourke's campaign team sent an email to supporters Wednesday morning revealing that "a big announcement" was coming Friday. Before he began working in Washington, he served as a member of the El Paso City Council from 2005-2011.
What made superstar Shah Rukh Khan cry?
Had they released separately, the income would be more because there would be only one film playing at most number of screens. During the Republic Day weekend, we saw a huge clash going down between Shah Rukh Khan's Raees and Hrithik Roshan's Kaabil.
GAO to scrutinize security expenses of Trump's Mar-a-Lago trips
In that review, the GAO estimated that an official speech in IL , followed by a golf weekend in Florida, cost about $3.6 million. Trump Organization representatives have said the first payment would not arrive in the government coffers until 2018.
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