US Navy moves second aircraft carrier near North Korea

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The US Navy is moving the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier to the Korean Peninsula where it will conduct dual-carrier training exercises with the USS Carl Vinson amid heightened tensions in the region, two defense officials told CNN. The move comes just days after North Korea demonstrated a significant leap forward in their missile program after launching a projectile that achieved “successful” controlled reentry into the Earth’s lower atmosphere rather than falling back to the … Continued

Trump says he did not ask Comey to end investigation

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President Donald Trump said Thursday he did not ask FBI Director James Comey to end his investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. Trump emphatically said “no” when asked during a joint news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in the White House’s East Room. It was Trump’s first time taking questions since his Justice Department named a special counsel to probe Russia’s involvement in the … Continued

Mike Pence’s disappearing act

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It’s hard for a vice president of the United States to disappear from sight. After all, you are the second most powerful person in the country and all that. Despite those challenges, Vice President Mike Pence has been nearly invisible for the last 48 hours or so — even as the Trump Administration has been buffeted by a slew of negative stories that have occasioned a special counsel to be named to oversee the ongoing … Continued

‘Sessions must go’ projected on DOJ headquarters

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions dressed in a Ku Klux Klan costume and various hashtags were projected on Department of Justice headquarters and the FBI building in Washington, D.C., Thursday night. Robin Bell (@bellvisuals) claimed credit for the sayings — #SESSIONSMUSTOGO, #WeNeedToSeeTheMemo and #fireSessions — decorating the buildings on Pennsylvania Avenue between the White House and the U.S. Capitol. Bell was referring to the memo said to be written by former FBI Director James Comey after a discussion with … Continued