U.S. Official Arrested for Spying for the Chinese

Ron Rockwell Hansen, 58, was arrested last Saturday on federal charges of attempting to transfer national defense information to the government of China. Hansen is a former U.S. Army Warrant Officer and has been working as a civilian intelligence case officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency since 2006. Hansen was taken into custody while on […]

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Talk of President Pardoning Himself Draws Pushback

Discussion of President Trump pardoning himself for wrongdoing that may come out of the Russia investigation drew criticism from Republicans. Many said the President’s pardoning himself would lead to political turmoil, possibly even impeachment. Former New York City Mayor and early Trump supporter Rudy Giuliani was asked yesterday during an appearance on ABC’s This Week […]

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FBI Sent Informant to Infiltrate Trump Campaign

An informant was sent by the FBI to infiltrate the Trump campaign in the hopes of ascertaining whether officials were colluding with the Russian government on interference in the 2016 presidential election. The informant interacted with three Trump campaign staffers: foreign policy advisers Carter Page and George Papadopoulos, and Trump campaign co-chair Sam Clovis. In […]

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Mueller to End Obstruction Investigation by Sept, Giuliani Says

Special counsel Robert Mueller plans to end a portion of his Russia investigation by September 1, according to former New York City Mayor, and current member of President Trump’s legal team, Rudy Giuliani. Giuliani said Mueller is hoping to end the obstruction of justice aspect of his investigation by then because extending it further would […]

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U.S. Government Pushes for Access to Smartphones

The Trump administration is pushing for legislation that would allow law enforcement to gain access to smartphones when the owners are the subjects of criminal investigations. Tech companies, such as Apple and Google have up until now been largely resistant to the changes. “Increasingly, the tools we use to collect evidence run up against technology […]

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Hobby Lobby to Return Thousands of Illegally Obtained Iraqi Artifacts

The arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby has agreed to return some 4,000 artifacts that were illegally purchased to the government of Iraq, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced today. The Oklahoma-based company purchased more than 5,500 artifacts and then smuggled them into the U.S. in violation of federal law. The pieces were purchased from […]

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Undocumented Immigrants Can Serve on California State Boards, New Bill Says

A bill that would grant illegal immigrants the right to sit on state boards and commissions has been introduced in the California State Senate. Senate Bill 174 amends an existing state law that prohibits individuals from holding office if they are not a U.S. citizen at the time of their appointment. The bill was introduced […]

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Federal Judge Strikes Down DACA Program End

A federal judge has ruled President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program illegal and ordered the program reinstated. He also ruled the administration must continue to accept new applicants, taking the defense of the program a step further than previous judges who had ruled in favor of the program. Judge […]

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