Late last month, the President's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, met privately with the Senate Intelligence Committee staff. Before dawn the following day, federal agents appeared at his house with a search warrant and seized documents and other materials. That's according to the Washington Post. Rosalind Helderman, who co-wrote the story, says the fact that officials used a search warrant could mean they didn't trust that Manafort would turn over all relevant documents or that they were going to move very aggressively.
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President Trump shook much of the world yesterday with his comment on future threats from North Korea. "They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen." North Korea's Kim Jung Un responded by saying he's reviewing plans to target America's airbase on the island territory of Guam. Today, some White House advisors are urging calm, but there's renewed concern about what might happen in one of the world's most dangerous regions. What more needs to be done to avoid catastrophic miscalculation by either side?
Robert Litwak, Wilson Center (@TheWilsonCenter)
Mark Hertsgaard, Nation magazine (@markhertsgaard)
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, University of Pennsylvania (@APPCPenn)
Michael Mazarr, RAND Corporation (@RANDCorporation)
Defense Secretary Mattis on North Korea's nuclear program
Litwak on preventing North Korea's nuclear breakout
Hertsgaard on need for Congress and the military to prevent a nuclear first strike
Lieu-Markey bill, Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act
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James Damore was fired this week by Google after his internal memo blasting diversity policies went public and created a firestorm in Silicon Valley. He was accused of “perpetuating general stereotypes. He claims the firing proves his point that conservatives can’t express their opinions in Silicon Valley. Ellen Huet is reporting the story for Bloomberg Business.
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