Developing now, Tuesday, July 24, 2018
- President Trump considering revoking the security clearances of six former, Obama-era, national security officials, and some critics are accusing him of using the intel community to retaliate against political foes
- Satellite images reportedly suggest North Korea has begun dismantling its main rocket launch site, a possible sign of denuclearization
- Voters in Georgia will go to the polls Tuesday to decide the GOP gubernatorial primary runoff election between Secretary of State Brian Kemp and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle
- A federal judge has agreed to delay the start of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort's first trial, which could reveal embarrassing information about several Democratic political consultants
- Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says he is considering running for president and will make his decision in early 2019
Sanders said Trump is also looking into the clearances for other former officials and Trump critics, including former FBI Director James Comey; former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe; former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper; former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and former CIA Director Michael Hayden (who also worked under President George W. Bush). Sanders said the former officials "politicized and in some cases actually monetized their public service and their security clearances in making baseless accusations of improper contact with Russia.” (Brennan is an analyst for NBC and MSNBC while Clapper has been working for CNN.)
Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California, a ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, tweeted that "politicizing security clearances to retaliate against former national security officials who criticize the President would set a terrible new precedent." Clapper said on CNN that Trump's idea was "kind of a petty way of retribution, I suppose, for speaking out against the president, which I think, on the part of all of us, are borne out of genuine concerns about President Trump." Hayden tweeted Monday that revoking his security clearance wouldn't "have any effect on what I say or write." And former Brennan deputy chief of staff Nick Shapiro said Brennan "hasn't made one penny off of his clearance" and "doesn't need a security clearance to speak out against the failings of Trump."
- Jim Hanson: Trump is right to pull security clearances from those actively undermining his administration
- Obama officials who could lose security clearances under Trump: A complete list
- Gregg Jarrett: Comey and Strzok -- Two key players in the scheme to clear Clinton and frame Trump
- Comey questions Trump's Putin stance: 'No responsible American should ever stop asking, 'Why?''
- Harry J. Kazianis: How can Trump find out if North Korea is serious about disarmament? Make them an offer they can’t refuse
- A closer look at Kemp and Cagle
- Illinois GOP Gov. Rauner in nasty race against Blago pal, after surviving primary
- Full Coverage: 2018 Midterms
Manafort, facing charges of bank and tax fraud related to his work in Ukraine. Though his trial will be closely watched for revelations about Trump’s campaign for the White House in 2016, Democrats may want to also brace themselves. Testimony could potentially reveal embarrassing information about several Democratic political consultants, including a top adviser to 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and others who have worked in lucrative elections both in the United States and abroad, court filings indicate.
- 'Tucker Carlson Tonight': Tony Podesta immunity deal explained
- Trump says FISA files show 'Fake Dirty Dossier' started Mueller 'Witch Hunt'
- Biden, mulling 2020 run, calls Trump immigration policies 'one of the darkest moments in our history'
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ATTORNEY GENERAL M.I.A.: "Jeff Sessions, where are you? Your nation needs you to do your job tonight." – Sean Hannity, in his "Opening Monologue" on "Hannity," saying that the fact the unverified Russia dossier produced by a former MI6 agent made up a large part of the FISA application to surveil former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page is the "biggest single scandal in American history." WATCH
MAINSTREAM MEDIA BEFUDDLED: "This confuses the media, as they keep saying that Trump is the worst thing to happen since 'The View.'" – Greg Gutfeld, on "The Five," observing that the media cannot believe President Trump's approval rating rose a small amount over the short term, in spite of the much-criticized summit with Vladimir Putin. WATCH
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Anti-Trump ESPN star Jemele Hill plans to eventually ditch sports network for race, gender content.
Waiter made up story about 'racist' tipper: restaurant.
Broadway’s ‘Hamilton’ and its relevance to Pompeo’s upcoming meeting with Senate.
Stormy Daniels and husband Glendon Crain file for divorce, lawyer Michael Avenatti says.
Senate confirms Robert Wilkie as VA secretary, capping contentious selection process.
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Las Vegas shooting victims speak out against MGM lawsuit against them.
Missouri lawmaker pledges to beef up safety standards on duck boats.
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Toronto shooting suspect identified as Faisal Hussain, family says he had 'severe mental health challenges.'
At least 49 dead in Greek seaside wildfires, including 20 huddled near Athens beach.
Several dead, hundreds missing after collapse of hydroelectric dam in Laos.
MINDING YOUR BUSINESS
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Goldman predicts U.S.-China trade war will slash S&P 500 earnings
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FOX NEWS OPINION
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Tom Kelly: Is your smart speaker spying on you?
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'Dukes of Hazzard' star Tom Wopat pleads guilty in touching case.
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