British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to confront President Donald Trump Thursday about leaks from the investigation into the deadly Manchester Arena attack — leaks that may have come from U.S. officials.
May said she planned to raise the issue to Trump at the NATO summit in Brussels, hoping to “make clear to President Trump that intelligence that is shared between our law enforcement agencies must remain secure.” A British official, who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity, said Manchester police would stop sharing information about their bombing investigation until they received a guarantee there would be no more leaks to the news media.
Human remains retrieved from the EgyptAir 804 crash site point to an explosion on board, an Egyptian forensic official said today.
The official is part of the investigation team that has personally examined the body parts taken to a Cairo morgue.
He said all 80 pieces brought to the capital so far were small and that ‘there isn’t even a whole body part, like an arm or a head’.
It’s uncommon at Jesuit universities these days for someone to openly share a traditional Catholic viewpoint.
When it happened at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, the school was so spooked it called the Los Angeles Police Department.
Both the police and the university’s Bias Incident Response Team are investigating the stated belief that only two genders exist, male and female, as a hate crime.
A Loyola alumni office employee discussed her views on sexual orientation, which align with the Roman Catholic Church, with students who were hanging up posters on the subject on April 14.
Cosette Carleo, one of the students involved, told The College Fix in a phone interview that the hate crime under investigation is “denying transgenderism.”
The men who led the official investigation into the September 11 attacks are fighting back against charges their commission did not delve deep enough into Saudi Arabia’s involvement.
More than a decade after the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States filed its report, a new push has erupted in Washington to force the administration to released the so-called “28 pages.”
These pages on purported Saudi involvement were withheld by the George W. Bush administration from a report by a special joint congressional committee that pre-dated the commission.
The commission co-chairmen, former New Jersey Gov. Tom Kean and former Rep. Lee Hamilton, put out a lengthy statement on Friday. They said their investigators worked off leads in those 28-pages, but could find no evidence that the Riyadh Islamic government was involved in the al Qaeda attack by 19 hijackers, 15 of them Saudi nationals.
“We believe it important the public understand what the commission did with regard to the 28 pages,” the two said in their statement.
They portrayed the secret passages, not as confirmed, smoking-gun findings, but “raw, unvetted material that came to the FBI.”
The activists could be heard yelling various chants, including, “No justice, no peace. Prosecute the police” and “White silence equal violence.”
In addition to blocking light rails, protesters reportedly blocked several streets near Target Center.
Monday’s was merely the latest disruption carried out by the Minneapolis Black Lives Matter group in an effort to draw attention the police-involved shooting death of 24-year-old Jamar Clark.
Last month, a prosecutor announced that Officers Mark Ringgenberg and Dustin Schwarze would not be charged for Clark’s death.
An investigation revealed that Officer Schwarze shot Clark after the suspect had grabbed Officer Ringgenberg’s firearm during a brief scuffled with the young man. The November shooting was deemed an act of self-defense.
One of President Barack Obama’s former top Justice Department officials behind Operation Choke Point said Thursday the program had “unintended but collateral consequences” on banks and U.S. consumers.
“Unfortunately, as the investigations continue, so too have one of the unintended but collateral consequences of such vigilance: mass de-risking,”wrote Michael J. Bresnick, who previously served as executive director of Obama’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force, under which Operation Choke Point was created. “Members of the industry have raised their hands in frustration and simply avoided lines of business typically associated with higher risk. This reaction to [the Justice Department’s] enforcement initiative, and similar matters brought by the Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is certainly understandable.”
Bresnick addressed the issue in an op-ed for American Banker.
FBI Director James Comey pledged Wednesday that there is “no outside influence” on the bureau’s investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton‘s private email server.
I love the FBI because we aspire to, and I think we are, three things: We’re honest, we’re competent, we’re independent,” Comey said at Kenyon College in Ohio while responding to an audience member’s question, according to Politico.
“I’ve stayed close to that investigation to ensure that it’s done that way. That we have the resources, the technology, the people and that there’s no outside influence. So, if I talk about an investigation while it’s going on, there’s a risk that I’ll compromise both the reality and the perception that it’s done honestly, competently and independently,” he added.
Comey told lawmakers in early March that he was closely monitoring the case and insisted it would remain independent. He said earlier this week that “the urgency is to do it well and do it promptly,” adding that doing it ” ‘well’ comes first.”
The investigation continues to haunt Clinton’s presidential campaign as she looks to solidify her status as the presumptive Democratic nominee with a win in New York later this month. Rival candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has notched several recent wins, including a victory in Wisconsin earlier this week.