General John F. Kelly is taking over for Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff, President Donald Trump announced via a tweet on Friday afternoon. The news came after days of reports about tensions between Priebus and the administration’s new director of communications, Anthony Scaramucci.
Browder is CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, an investment fund and asset management company that specializes in Russian markets. He lobbied Congress to pass the Magnitsky Act in 2012. The law is meant to punish the Russian officials behind the 2009 death of Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian lawyer who alleged that Russian officials committed $230 million in tax fraud.
Joe Lieberman, then a Democratic senator for Connecticut, also joked about what a Trump presidency might look like. “The Donald is quite a ladies’ man,” Lieberman said. “He’s going to have, if elected, an all-female cabinet…. Secretary of Energy Carmen Electra, Secretary of Defense Xena the Warrior Princess.” The audience roared with laughter.
When President Donald Trump needs to fill a position, he looks to the law firm that has represented him in disputes involving The New York Times, a book author who allegedly undervalued the president’s wealth and Hong Kong businessmen.
Arrested by the FBI at his home in Maryland, the Twitter troll is accused of tweeting a strobing image to Newsweek writer and Trump critic Kurt Eichenwald — intending to inflict a dangerous epileptic seizure on him.
More than 500 headstones were toppled overnight on Saturday at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia, according to Jewish community leaders there—a far higher number than the approximately 100 headstones that police had initially estimated.
Judge Ann Donnelly said it was likely that the petitioners would be able to prove that the executive order is unconstitutional. The judge continued: “There is imminent danger that, absent any stay of removal, there will be substantial and irreparable injury to refugees, visa-holders, and other individuals from nations subject to the January 27, 2017 executive order.”
Humanity is edging nearer to destruction, according to the “Doomsday Clock.” The “clock” is now at two-and-a-half minutes to midnight (representing the destruction of Earth), the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists said in its annual announcement. That is 30 seconds closer than in 2016—and the closest it has been since the Cold War.
By giving millions to a conservative super PAC, Make America Number 1, which his daughter Rebekah chaired, Robert Mercer seems to have bought more influence over Trump’s campaign than any other donor