House Republicans release scathing report criticizing Biden’s Afghanistan pullout

House Republicans release scathing report criticizing Biden’s Afghanistan pullout

The figure – which meant there was “approximately one consular officer for every 3,444 evacuees” – is one of many previously undisclosed details outlined in the highly critical report examining the chaotic US withdrawal last August. The House Foreign Affairs Committee Republicans report, which comes about a year after the nation’s capital fell to the … Read more

New US intelligence assessment finds al-Qaeda ‘has not reconstituted its presence in Afghanistan’

New US intelligence assessment finds al-Qaeda ‘has not reconstituted its presence in Afghanistan’

A summary of the intelligence assessment obtained by CNN indicates that the consensus view of the intelligence community is that while fewer than a dozen “core members” of al-Qaeda remain in Afghanistan – and were there probably before Kabul fell to the Taliban last year – Zawahiri was the only key figure who tried to … Read more

Trump’s attorney claims no classified documents are at Mar-a-Lago in signed letter to Justice Department

Trump’s attorney claims no classified documents are at Mar-a-Lago in signed letter to Justice Department

The letter signed by the attorney raises new questions about how many people may be legally exposed in the ongoing investigation into the handling of classified documents from Trump’s time at the White House. This inventory list contradicts the lawyer’s letter. The removal of this classified information after the letter was sent could explain why … Read more

Letter obtained by CNN shows FDA championed new monkeypox vaccine strategy to vaccine maker

Letter obtained by CNN shows FDA championed new monkeypox vaccine strategy to vaccine maker

In a letter to Bavarian Nordic CEO Paul Chaplin on Friday, two senior FDA officials responded to concerns Chaplin raised earlier this week. They wrote that the agency recently determined that the benefits of expanding its limited supply of the two-dose Jynneos vaccine by giving individuals lower doses outweighed the known possible risks. The decision … Read more

The FBI took 11 sets of classified documents from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home as it investigates possible violations of the Espionage Act

The FBI took 11 sets of classified documents from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home as it investigates possible violations of the Espionage Act

The property receipt, which was also released on Friday, for Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home shows some of the materials recovered were marked as ‘top secret/SCI’ – one of the highest classification levels . The search warrant identifies three federal crimes that the Justice Department is looking at as part of its investigation: violations of the Espionage … Read more

FTC weighs sweeping new rules on ‘commercial surveillance’ and big data

FTC weighs sweeping new rules on ‘commercial surveillance’ and big data

Washington CNN Business — The Federal Trade Commission is considering drafting sweeping new regulations that could restrict how companies collect and use consumer data, hinting at a possible crackdown on trading algorithms and a sprawling economy fueled by the personal information of millions of people. Americans. On Thursday, the FTC announced it was accepting public … Read more

Have stocks bottomed out? Not until this stock market ‘gorilla’ moves, warns BofA

Have stocks bottomed out?  Not until this stock market ‘gorilla’ moves, warns BofA

Households, not hedge funds or large corporations, represent the largest owner class in the US stock market. That’s important because households, the “placid gorilla” of U.S. stocks, haven’t cut and run despite this year’s strong selloff, meaning stocks haven’t bottomed yet, according to a BofA Global. Collectively, households hold about $38 trillion in equity assets … Read more

Biden signs bill expanding health care benefits for veterans exposed to toxic burning stoves

Biden signs bill expanding health care benefits for veterans exposed to toxic burning stoves

The bill is a major bipartisan victory for Congress and addresses an issue personal to the president. Biden said he believes there may be a connection between the brain cancer that killed his 46-year-old son, Beau Biden, and the flames Beau was exposed to during his military service. Until around 2010, burn pits were commonly … Read more

US thinks Russians have started training on Iranian drones

US thinks Russians have started training on Iranian drones

“Over the past few weeks, Russian officials have been conducting training in Iran as part of Iran’s drone transfer deal to Russia,” a US official told CNN. The official said the training information had recently been declassified. CNN has contacted the Russian Embassy in Washington for comment. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said last month that … Read more

Tornado Cash: US Treasury Sanctions Cryptocurrency ‘Mixer’ Allegedly Used by North Korea for Money Laundering

Tornado Cash: US Treasury Sanctions Cryptocurrency ‘Mixer’ Allegedly Used by North Korea for Money Laundering

According to a senior Treasury official, Tornado Cash has laundered more than $7 billion in virtual currency since its launch in 2019, including $455 million from the Lazarus Group, a North Korean state-sponsored hacking group. It was also used just last week to launder money from a “heist” of Nomad, an American cryptocurrency company, the … Read more