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Ex-aide: Christie knew of Bridgegate plot before 'traffic problems' email
the day before she wrote the "time for some traffic problems" email in August 2013.
Federal prosecutors say that email set a week of politically motivated gridlock at the George Washington Bridge in motion.
Taking the witness stand in her own defense Friday, Bridget Anne Kelly, the governor's former deputy chief of staff,
explained that Christie “really didn't react”
when she told him of the upcoming study, but said “OK” and asked her when it would be scheduled.
Fugitive police chief in Mexico arrested in case of 43 missing students
arrested Friday in connection with the case,
Mexico's National Security Commission's Twitter page. Felipe Flores Vazquez,
who had been
sought since the students went missing,
had been labeled
as one of the "probable masterminds" of the disappearance by
General Jesus Murillo Karam.
Karam said in
November 2014 that the students
were abducted on orders of a local mayor,
turned over to a gang who killed them,
burned their bodies
in a landfill and
tossed the remains into a river.
Of the missing 43,
authorities have been able to identify the remains of one.
Federal judge orders ex-NSA contractor held
After hearing arguments for over an hour, US District Magistrate Judge A. David Copperthite
agreed with the government that Martin poses a serious "risk of flight"
and said he felt compelled to enter the detention order given
Martin's history, conduct and the "nature of the offense charged."
Martin -- a 51-year-old former contractor to the
National Security Agency with consulting firm Booz Allen -- was charged in August
with stealing government property and unauthorized removal of classified materials after searches of his home and car revealed thousands of hard-copy and digital files containing classified information.
Bridgegate: Chris Christie's career is over troubled water (again)
(CNN)Chris Christie's former deputy chief of staff, Bridget Anne Kelly, finally broke her long silence about the "Bridgegate" scandal that virtually paralyzed a small town whose mayor was a political rival of the New Jersey governor.
For days in September 2013, lane closures on the George Washington Bridge snarled traffic in Fort Lee, New Jersey, just across the river from Manhattan. Kelly testified Friday that she told Christie at a meeting nearly a month earlier about a traffic study and the effect it would have on the small town.
She said Christie signed off on the study, which she said was billed to her as a study about ways to speed up traffic across the bridge.
Christie has denied all involvement from the onset and isn't facing charges.
But he hasn't escaped scrutiny from the controversy that has overshadowed his
final term as governor. The trial marks a low point for the man who,
after an unsuccessful run for president, has become one of Republican nominee Donald Trump's closest allies in this election.
Trove of Stolen Data Included Top-Secret U.S. Hacking Tools
Wisconsin man pleads guilty to supporting Islamic State
A Wisconsin man who had travelled to Turkey and Syria in 2014 to join the Islamic State militant group has pleaded guilty of attempting to support to a terrorist organisation, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday. Joshua Van Haften, 34,
of Madison, Wisconsin, admitted that he was fully aware that the group, also known by the acronyms ISIL and ISIS, had engaged in terrorism, U.S. Attorney John Vaudreuil said in a statement.
Van Haften's attorney, Joseph Bugni, with Federal Defender Services of Wisconsin, did not immediately respond to a request for comment
. Van Haften was arrested at O'Hare Airport in Chicago in April 2015 and has been held in federal custody since then.
He had been in the custody of Turkish immigration authorities since October 2014.
Van Haften's sentencing is scheduled for February. He faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in federal prison.
Theresa May: UK expects to remain part of EU talks
UK should still be part of summits and negotiation when matters affecting all 28 member states were being discussed.
But sources have denied the issue was the subject of a row at a dinner at the EU summit - Mrs May's first as PM. Earlier the French president warned if Mrs May pursued a
"hard Brexit", negotiations would be hard too.
Arriving at the summit on Thursday, Mrs May pledged to continue to "work closely" with the EU
after Brexit, stressing it was important to have a "united European stance" against "Russian aggression" that included "sickening" violence in Syria.
DNC boss Brazile claims WikiLeaks emails 'doctored' in contentious interview
Interim Democratic Party Chairwoman Donna Brazile, in a contentious interview with Fox News, repeatedly claimed that emails released by WikiLeaks have been “doctored” as she vehemently denied the implication in one of them that she received a question and tipped off Hillary Clinton prior to a March town hall.
Brazile did not provide specific details to back up her claim, but nevertheless asserted Wednesday that she never sent some of the messages attributed to her.
"I have seen so many doctored emails. I have seen things that come from me at 2 in the morning that I don't even send. There are several email addresses that I once used. …
This has not been verified,” she said, going so far as to say “as a Christian woman” she understands “persecution” and would not stand for it.
Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, though, repeatedly pressed Brazile to account for one particular email about the town hall question that surfaced in hacked messages from Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta’s account.
The email was attributed to Brazile and forwarded a question about the death penalty, under the subject line, “From time to time I get the questions in advance.”
New York police 'failed' in fatal shooting of woman, commissioner says
Anti-U.S. protest in Philippines turns violent
Protesters had gathered to demand an end to the presence of U.S. troops in the country and to support a call by President Rodrigo Duterte for a foreign policy not dependent on the U.S., the country’s longtime ally.
Renato Reyes, a protest leader, told the Associated Press the violence took place when a police van ran over protesters, leaving several bloodied.
AP Television footage showed the van repeatedly ramming demonstrators.
Twenty-three protesters were arrested and three people were taken to the hospital.
"There was absolutely no justification for it," Reyes, speaking of the violent police dispersal of about 1,000 protesters, told the AP.
"Even as the president vowed an independent foreign policy, Philippine police forces still act as running dogs of the U.S."
The Philippines has long had an alliance with the U.S. — it is a key defense partner for Washington in the region — but it has been tested recently as Duterte has pursued a policy of extra-judicial killings of thousands of suspected drug suspects and dealers.
Duterte has also made a series of controversial remarks about President Obama.
‘Birther’ judge accused of making crude and racist comments is still on the bench.
When Gary Kreep was campaigning for a judicial post in San Diego County, he was involved in political activities challenging President Obama’s citizenship and called for an investigation into Obama’s long-form birth certificate, documents say.
After he became a judge, Kreep was known for insulting defendants, commenting on the physical appearance of female attorneys, and making unnecessary references to people’s ethnicity during court hearings, documents say.
The San Diego Superior Court judge, who is also a conservative activist, is facing possible removal from the bench.
According to the California’s Commission on Judicial Performance, Kreep’s alleged conduct during his 2012 candidacy and his behavior during several hearings in 2013 violated the state’s rules on judicial ethics.
A notice of formal proceedings, which details charges against Kreep, was filed last week.
Scott Walker, other Republicans tread lightly on O’Keefe video sting
In a 2011 email released during an unrelated lawsuit, a Walker ally suggested that if a close statewide election went the wrong way, Republicans needed to “start messaging ‘widespread reports of election fraud’” and argue for a recount. Yet in the 24 hours after conservative activist James O'Keefe released a video, claiming to expose a voter fraud plot in Wisconsin, Walker has been relatively quiet.
In his first comments on the videos, Walker tweeted a link to a Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that covered how Madison activist Scott Foval got Democratic “bird-doggers” into Republican events.
Walker's caution, and the hands-off approach of other Republicans, suggest that the second Project Veritas Action video — “Massive Voter Fraud" -- is prompting caution about how to move.
Because Project Veritas Action's full undercover interview with Scott Foval has not been made available, the charge that he plotted voter fraud is constructed from O'Keefe's narration and damning-sounding quotes.
Texting driver killed a 79-year-old man. Her sentence: 4 days in jail.
On Oct. 28, Joseph Tikalsky took a short break between routes in New Prague, Minn. Though he was 79 years old and could have long since retired, he still drove a school bus because he enjoyed the youthful vigor of the children.
“He loved those kids,” Craig Most, the district’s director of operations told the Star Tribune.
“He told me every year he enjoyed it, and he’d keep doing it as long as he enjoyed it.”
At around 7:35 a.m., he put coffee on. As its aroma filled the house with a promise of warmth in the midst of a Minnesota autumn, Tikalsky walked out to grab a copy of the morning’s newspaper.
He crossed the country road to his mailbox.
Though it was dark, he had already donned his reflective vest, a highlighter-yellow jacket with reflective white stripes, according to the Star Tribune.
Any drivers in the vicinity would easily notice its bright colors and be sure to avoid him.
Not Susan Russo. The 48-year-old schoolteacher might have seen Tikalsky, if she had been paying attention. Instead, she decided to answer a text message from her daughter while driving her van down County Road 29.
China officials confess to corruption in new TV series
TSA staffer claims retaliation in do-nothing jobs
WASHINGTON – A Transportation Security Administration worker is urging criminal charges against the head of the agency for assigning him do-nothing jobs after he won reinstatement to the job he lost as a whistle-blower.
TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger told Congress that Robert MacLean, a former air marshal who flew undercover and was armed to thwart terrorists, has received substantive assignments since he was reinstated in the decade-long personnel conflict that reached the Supreme Court.
Six kidnapped people in Mexico found with hands cut off, one found dead
Police in the Mexican city of Guadalajara are investigating after six people were found alive with their hands cut off and warning note pinned to the body of a seventh victim. “This is what happens to scoundrels,” read the note, which was signed “sincerely, the Anti-Rat Group”, according to local media reports. Authorities in the western state of Jalisco believe that the mutilations were related to unpaid drug debts or a settling of scores within a criminal gang.
Scandals unmask a 'rape culture': Accusations against Trump, Ailes, Cosby and others shine a light on abuse in Hollywood
Bill Cosby, Roger Ailes, Donald Trump. Stories of older, powerful men preying on young women may not be new in Hollywood, but in the last year they have finally, and collectively, become news. To the point that when actress Rose McGowan recently revealed on Twitter that she'd been raped by a studio head, it was not so much a shock as a confirmation, just one more instance of the "casting couch" being challenged by women not in theory but with disturbing portrayals of actual assault and harassment.
Gwyneth Paltrow, Charlize Theron, Helen Mirren, Lady Gaga, Megyn Kelly and Ashley Judd have also spoken about being sexually violated, abused and raped by industry power brokers who held sway over their careers.
Although many of these allegations were first made on social media, they are increasingly taken seriously by multiple news platforms instead of simply becoming fodder for celebrity gossip sites.
"We're now in an era of women making the men who hurt them accountable, of shifting the blame off them and onto the men who inflicted injustice upon them," says Gloria Allred, an attorney who's tried a number of high-profile cases involving the discrimination, abuse and assault of women.
Allred now represents Summer Zervos, a former contestant on "The Apprentice" who recently came forward with allegations that Trump sexually assaulted her when they were both working on the reality show.
Nigeria's government is negotiating the release of another 83 of the Chibok schoolgirls taken in a mass abduction two-and-a-half years ago, but more than 100 others appear unwilling to leave their Boko Haram Islamic extremist captors, a community leader said Tuesday.
Creepy clown sightings no laughing matter as Halloween nears
Since late August, the trend of trying to scare unsuspecting people has grown with scary-looking clowns lurking in woods, appearing on dark roads or driving in cars, some brandishing knives.
Hacked emails raise possibility of Clinton Foundation ethics breach 10/15/16
Validation of known
Character Flaws in both candidates
Students expelled after Facebook group calls for 'execution' of Jews, black people 10/15/16
Racist are emboldened
by other's who are Racist
Systemic Racism designed to
blite a human being's name
Nothing Different than Today's Behavior
North Carolina congressman: Protesters 'hate white people' 9/25/16
Hidden Psycho Fears based on Centuries of "Hidden Guilt"
A Deserved Apology, yet, Judgment Questions remain
by a sitting
Supreme Court Justice,
validates the extent to which an individual who serves as one of the top 9 minds in America, can be so flawed.
Individual Rights, Individual Convictions, Individual "Individualism"
is what America is all about, and we continue to see this perspective,
those individuals who sit in the seats of power,
those who sit in the seats of decision made for millions,
those who wield the power of the entire justice system,
are... themselves.... the most flawed ones, who impose their flawed perspectives on all Americans, in the form of
"BINDING & ENFORCABLE LAWS".
Individual Ignorance Exposed by actions of the Ignorant
In this case, a doctor, was requested over the loud speakers aboard an aircraft because a man was not responding, and when an individual came forward, the stewardess insulted the doctor by telling her that she was looking for a
Black Woman in America, attain higher educational degrees more often than any other demographic group in America, and in this instance, the volunteering doctor... happened to be a
The stewardess that denied this doctor the opportunity to help the possible victim, could have possibly cost the airline huge sums of money, had the individual died, based on her racist beliefs.
Bridge Gate may lead to "Jail Bate" for Christie
DENY, DENY, DENY, AND DENY
any and all knowledge of the events taking place, called Bridge Gate, has been Chris Christie's disposition for going on close to 2 years....
those who served as his subordinates, have provide evidence, and facts to the contrary, and finally, there is a judge who has chosen to follow the facts, by issuing a criminal summons against Christie.
At a minimum, the hot chair is where Christie is heading,
and the worse, jail is the future lodging facility for Christie for all of his acts and actions that anyone with common sense,
would construe as "criminal conspired actions" by
Christie and his staff of mal reputes.
This will get pretty interesting over the next few months, so,
keep your eyes on ASKFMB, because I will provide the facts.
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