Friday, 16 November, 2018

As Sessions ousted, SC protesters to join nationwide call for Mueller protections

Utah Legalizes Medical Marijuana Matthew Whitaker: 5 Things On The Man Who Is Taking Over As Acting Attorney General
Pablo Mccormick | 09 November, 2018, 03:09

Nadler also called for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to oversee Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe rather than Whitaker, Sessions' former chief of staff. Whitaker claimed previous year that Mueller's investigation has gone "too far" and explicitly stated that a replacement for Sessions could cause Mueller's work to "grind to a halt" by reducing the special counsel's funding.

According to two people familiar with the discussions who spoke to CBS' Major Garrett, the list of possible replacements will continue to grow over the next several days. Sessions recused himself from oversight of the Russian Federation inquiry, a detail some say may mean that Whitaker, as acting attorney general, could resume oversight of the investigation.

Politico noted that Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and Sen.

Christie then ran the transition process before Mr. Trump took office, a task that was marginalized by other Trump aides and that ultimately bore only marginal influence on personnel and policy in the new administration. Christie also was plucked to lead Trump's transition team after he was elected.

Man United to take momentum into Manchester derby
Massimiliano Allegri chose to give Alex Sandro and Giorgio Chiellini a game off, saving them for Wednesday's game against United . Paul Pogba claims to be "happy" at Manchester United but has stopped short of ruling out a future return to Juventus .

"I look forward to working with President Trump to find a confirmable, worthy successor so that we can start a new chapter at the Department of Justice and deal with both the opportunities and challenges our nation faces", he said in a statement online.

Installing Whitaker could clear the way for Trump to force out Mueller.

"We have reached an unbelievable level of productivity and sophistication", he said. "In fact, Mr Whitaker told CNN past year that a future attorney general could limit Mueller by reducing the budget so low that his investigations grinds to nearly a halt".

He had also pressed to reauthorize a controversial secret domestic spying program over the Justice Department's protests.

Nintendo to remove Native American depiction from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ultimate an experience that is both welcoming and fun for everyone. "Game & Watch", the company told Eurogamer in a statement. After someone pointed it out, Nintendo quickly redesigned the character with purple skin to try and lessen the similarity.

High-ranking Democrats reacted with alarm, calling for Mr Whitaker to recuse himself from the investigation.

Trump had repeatedly criticized Sessions for recusing himself from any investigation into potential Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election.

In piercing attacks, Trump called Sessions weak and beleaguered, complained that he wasn't more aggressively pursuing allegations of corruption against Democratic rival Hillary Clinton and called it "disgraceful" that Sessions wasn't more serious in scrutinizing the origins of the Russian Federation investigation for possible law enforcement bias - even though the attorney general did ask the Justice Department's inspector general to examine those claims.

The switch, announced on Trump's Twitter feed, provoked instant consternation across Washington, where politicians from both sides of the aisle have long warned that political interference in Mueller's work can not be tolerated.

Vijay's Sarkar joins Rs 100 crore club in just two days
The first-day collection in Chennai city was about Rs 2.37 crore and it didn't take a significant dip on the second day. Reports suggest that Sarkar went on to fetch approximately 2.37 Crores on it opening day from Chennai region alone.

Buzzfeed reporter Joe Bernstein is reporting that he asked an unnamed "political operative with the White House's ear if Kobach for AG is likely".

Recommended

  • Trump urges Democrats to join hands, but remains defiant

    Trump urges Democrats to join hands, but remains defiant

    Obama's first midterm vote in 2010 saw 63 House of Representative seats and six Senate seats switch from Democratic to Republican. Welch said the power imbalance between House committees and the speaker's office reached new heights during Republican Rep.
    AMD unveils 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture for its future family of processors

    AMD unveils 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture for its future family of processors

    When matched against a dual-socket Xeon Platinum 8180M server, the AMD box ran the benchmark to completion first. What's not known is how much of the Rome DNA will make it into the consumer Ryzen 2 due early next year.
    SA journalist Angela Quintal released along with Muthoki Mumo

    SA journalist Angela Quintal released along with Muthoki Mumo

    South Africa's Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) said the two journalists are back in their hotel. We believe the arbitrary detention of journalists is a direct and risky threat to media freedom and access to information".
  • This is the First 8K Video Shot in Space

    This is the First 8K Video Shot in Space

    In August, the space station's crew had to plug up an air leak in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft that's now docked to the station. The Tiangong , meaning " Heavenly Palace " in English, could reportedly replace the International Space Station in 2024.
    Tackle like Farrell? Rassie makes his point

    Tackle like Farrell? Rassie makes his point

    We will never forget the disco lights and colour-coded boards at Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein when Erasmus was in charge of the Cheetahs.
    Midterm elections 2018: What are midterm elections for?

    Midterm elections 2018: What are midterm elections for?

    With the House possibly decided, during the 10 p.m. hour, the polls close on hotly contested Senate races in Montana and Nevada. In an interview with ABC on Monday, the president said he wished he had taken "a much softer tone" throughout his presidency.
  • Android Will Soon Allow In-App Updates

    Android Will Soon Allow In-App Updates

    Overall, it's a good package of announcements that Google went live at Android Developers summit. But this is about to change, now that Google is introducing a new API for Android.
    California bar gunman who killed 12 people identified as former US Marine

    California bar gunman who killed 12 people identified as former US Marine

    Thank you for signing up. . "When he heard gunfire, he went in and that's something would expect from Ron", Kuredjian said. Garo Kuredjian told reporters early Thursday a deputy was among those hit and he was rushed to a hospital.
    Porsche put the 8th gen 911 sports auto  through rigorous testing

    Porsche put the 8th gen 911 sports auto through rigorous testing

    According to Porsche , by the time the testing is complete, the cars will have been driven around three million kilometres. Testing at first focused on the chassis and engine, which in the new model were enhanced for everyday use and performance.
  • Fossil gets active with Sport smartwatch

    Fossil gets active with Sport smartwatch

    But the Sport runs on the new 3100 SoC, which should provide noticeable improvements in battery life and performance. It's November, and new Wear OS-compatible smartwatches keep dribbling out as we approach the holidays.
    Tamera Mowry confirms her niece Alaina Housley died in bar shooting

    Tamera Mowry confirms her niece Alaina Housley died in bar shooting

    Housley later asked for prayers on social media and said he was "staying positive and wishing there was more I could do". Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said an investigation is ongoing, and it is unclear what motivated the attack.
    Falcons agree to terms with Bruce Irvin

    Falcons agree to terms with Bruce Irvin

    Irvin was having a rough year in Oakland under coach Jon Gruden (just like every other member of the organization). Irvin hasn't been ashamed to talk about his troubled past , but it's simply motivation for him to strive for more.

AI news anchor debuts in China AI news anchor debuts in China But Xinhua appears to know that the anchor is a work in progress, as the AI's sign-off message on its first report emphasized. China's Xinhua news agency on Thursday unveiled the world's first AI anchor that can read news in English and Chinese .

Google Employee Protest Was Rejection of 'Individualism' Google Employee Protest Was Rejection of 'Individualism' Google will also provide more details about sexual misconduct cases in internal reports available to all employees. Rubin has denied the allegations.

EU states divided over digital tax, fear U.S. retaliation EU states divided over digital tax, fear U.S. retaliation Similarly, Sweden's finance minister, Eva Magdalena Andersson, said that issues of income allocation should be left to global agreement.

Xiaomi Launches True Wireless Earbuds for Just $30 Xiaomi Launches True Wireless Earbuds for Just $30 Xiaomi has thrown down the gauntlet to Apple by announcing AirDots , the Chinese company's new wireless earbuds . It is available for pre-order in China on Xiaomi Mall , Xiaomi Youpin, Tmall, Jingdong, and Suning.

Bill Gates stuns crowd with poop Bill Gates stuns crowd with poop The ideas are being hailed by Gates as the "most significant advances in sanitation in almost 200 years", the news site reports. The initial demand for the reinvented toilet will be in schools, apartment buildings and community toilet facilities, he added.

Titans offense comes alive in 28-14 win at Dallas Titans offense comes alive in 28-14 win at Dallas Luckily the rest of the NFC East has had issues as well, still keeping the Cowboys in the race for the top spot in the division. There was a missed field goal before Cooper's TD, and Prescott's interception after that in their first home loss this season.

Demi Lovato Looks Happy and Healthy On Yet Another Post-Rehab Outing Demi Lovato Looks Happy and Healthy On Yet Another Post-Rehab Outing Lovato celebrated six years of sobriety in March but admitted that she had relapsed when she released single Sober in June. He is not the one for Demi, ' she said of Levy, noting that he doesn't seem like her type.

Walmart releases its Black Friday ad for holiday shoppers Walmart releases its Black Friday ad for holiday shoppers But when will this year's Black Friday take place in the United Kingdom , and which retailers will be putting on special deals. The Walmart Black Friday 2018 deals broke live at midnight Eastern on Thursday, Nov. 8.

Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt to take custody battle to trial Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt to take custody battle to trial However, as a source cited by the media outlet claimed, "They're still working together towards an out of court settlement". The trial could take up to 3 weeks and the judge will have the duty of going thru all the info and making a decision.

Donald Trump Set Up CNN's Jim Acosta and Staged Confrontation, Congressman Says Donald Trump Set Up CNN's Jim Acosta and Staged Confrontation, Congressman Says The decision comes after a tense standoff between Acosta and President Donald Trump during a press conference on Wednesday. Fox News has not yet confirmed whether or not the video is actually doctored, or simply zooms in on the incident.

Outback mystery: Boy missing as three found dead Outback mystery: Boy missing as three found dead Southern Desert Division Superintendent Jody Nobbs said police were yet to rule out that there may have been more passengers. This morning, police said a 12-year-old boy, who they believed was with the group, was not found among the dead.

‘Meat Taxes’ Would Save Lives And Cut Health Care Costs, Study Says ‘Meat Taxes’ Would Save Lives And Cut Health Care Costs, Study Says In the United Kingdom , the "optimal" levy would raise the cost of red meat by 14 per cent and processed meat by 79 per cent. Since meat also has a massive environmental footprint, reducing consumption would also cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Is Red Dead Redemption 2 Cross Platform? Is Red Dead Redemption 2 Cross Platform? Oh, just the fact that the game has sold boatloads of copies in just eight days. This server ain't big enough for the 17 million of us.

Rooney's England return is 'completely wrong', blasts Shilton Rooney's England return is 'completely wrong', blasts Shilton Gomez is expected to be named in Southgate's team if he is fit to play, given his form for Liverpool and England this season. He was a great captain for us".

Facebook Messenger to introduce new 'delete sent messages' feature Facebook Messenger to introduce new 'delete sent messages' feature But we do know the feature has been in the works since back in April, having been first spotted in testing last month. WhatsApp users are now afforded just over one hour to remove a message from both users' inbox.