Challenger Kevin Graham won 56 percent of the votes cast to defeat incumbent Dean Angelo. The result was not a surprise to Angelo, who said, “Morale is at the lowest I’ve ever seen…You have a no-one-has-your-back mentality in our ranks more prevalent now than ever before.”
Jeff Sessions said he would follow the advice of his department’s ethics officials and recuse himself from “any campaign investigation.” Sessions twice met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the campaign and did not disclose that during his Senate confirmation hearing.
Ten years ago, Sgt. Maurice McCabe began raising concerns about low-level misconduct within the National Police Service. Shunned and subjected to retaliation by fellow officers, McCabe has been called the Irish Serpico, after the NYPD detective who exposed police corruption in the 1970s. New revelations have now embroiled Prime Minister Enda Kenny.
Clancy had a three-decade career with the agency, rising to leader of President Obama’s protection detail. He retired in 2011 but was called back to lead the 6,300-person agency in 2014 following a series of embarrassing incidents.
Two narratives have emerged on the forced resignation of Michael Flynn as national security adviser. The traditional media suggested he was being held accountable. The right-leaning media portrayed it as a political crucifixion. Trump blames government leaks and the media.
Demonstrations continued around the country from Hollywood and Seattle to Chicago and Philadelphia–most of them peaceful. House Speaker Paul Ryan tried to soothe anger, saying, “people should really put their minds at ease…we’re pluralistic, we’re inclusive.”
Bill Baroni, Bridget Anne Kelly vow to appeal jury findings that they violated the law by orchestrating traffic tieups at the George Washington Bridge to retaliate against the mayor of Ft. Lee, N.J. Baroni’s attorney said federal prosecutors should have charged more “powerful people.”
Senate Judiciary Chairman tells Des Moines Register he thinks skittish Republicans facing re-election battles advised Majority Leader Mitch McConnell not to send the bill to the floor, where it probably would have passed readily.