FROM Reed Brody
Spanish Court Weighs Torture Case for Bush Officials A Spanish court has taken the first steps toward opening a criminal investigation of former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and five other members of the Bush Administration. If warrants are issued, they could be arrested if they leave the United States. Baltasar Garzón is the Spanish investigative judge who ordered the arrest of the former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. Reed Brody is a lawyer for Human Rights Watch in Brussels.
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.