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Friday, March 22, 2019

Trump Supporter Admits Sending Pipe Bombs To Democrats

Reprinted with permission from Alternet.

Cesar Sayoc changed his plea Thursday and admitted to sending 16 mailed pipe bombs to critics of President Donald Trump.

The 57-year-old Florida man, who had a criminal record before the FBI arrested him in connection with the attempted bombings, initially pleaded not guilty to the charges. Last week, though, court documents indicated that he planned to change his plea.

The pipe bombs, none of which detonated, were sent to Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, former CIA director John Brennan via CNN, and other prominent Democrats. His van was seized by federal authorities at the time of his arrest, and it showed he was obsessed with Trump and his critics.…

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Report: Kushner Uses Private Email, WhatsApp For White House Business

Rep. Elijah Cummings, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, is expressing concerns over senior White House aide Jared Kushner’s use of the encrypted messaging service WhatsApp and his personal e-mail account for official government business.

Cummings has revealed that Kushner’s use of WhatsApp was discussed during a December 19 meeting that the Maryland Democrat attended along with Rep. Trey Gowdy and Abbe Lowell, who is Kushner’s attorney. And Cummings voiced his concerns over Kushner’s use of WhatsApp for government matters in a March 21 letter to White House Counsel Pat A. Cipollone.

Cummings also indicated that he was unsure whether or not Kushner had used WhatsApp to transmit classified government information.…

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Trump Aides, Cronies Planned Transfer Of ‘Sensitive’ Nuclear Tech To Saudis

Former Deputy National Security Adviser K.T. McFarland and other aides in the White House appear to have worked on a plan to “transfer sensitive U.S. nuclear technology” to Saudi Arabia over unsecured emails, according to a new letter from the House Oversight Committee chair sent on Thursday.

The detail is one of many allegations in a broader letter about the White House’s compliance with the Presidential Records Act, which has strict requirements about how administration officials should conduct and record official business. The letter, signed by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), said that the committee has been investigating concerns about the White House’s use of private email and messaging apps, including use by President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and top aide Jared Kushner.…

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