Archives for November 2016

Trump team changes

President-elect Donald Trump shook up his transition team Friday as he plunged into the work of setting up his administration, elevating Vice President-elect Mike Pence to head the operations. The move, one of the first key decisions as Trump pivots from campaigning to governing, amounted to a demotion for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who had been running the Republican’s transition planning for months. On the heels of Trump’s upset victory this week, his team has begun to embark upon building a government,

terrorism on election day

Security is being tightened amid word that Al-Qaeda may be planning Election Day attacks in the U.S. Multiple media reports say New York City authorities have been warned about possible attacks by al-Qaeda. The warning lacks specifics, but NYPD is among the agencies working closely with the FBI and the Joint Terrorism Task Force.

Podesta knew better

Thursday’s Wikileaks dump shows that John Podesta was willing to discuss sensitive information with future boss Hillary Clinton while he worked for President Obama and she was a private citizen in August 2014 – but he knew better than to send the intel over Clinton’s private server from his Gmail account. In the exchange, Clinton, who had resigned as secretary of state 18 months earlier, asked then-Obama counselor Podesta if he knew who was responsible for an Aug. 18 airstrike in Tripoli, in which unidentified bombers blew up an Islamist-controlled arms depot in the Libyan capital. Podesta’s response was – quote – Yes, and interesting, but not for this channel. Podesta was responding directly to Clinton on her personal server at the address of hrod17@clintonemail.com.