The irony, of course, is that Sessions’ most formidable opponent to date has been the president himself. Trump blames his attorney general for the appointment of Robert Mueller, the special counsel digging into every facet of his campaign and much of its finances. In the past few weeks alone, the president lambasted Sessions on Twitter as “weak” and “beleaguered,” harassing him to open a new investigation into Hillary Clinton’s e-mails. Sessions, according to DOJ policy, had no choice but to recuse himself from the Russia probe – his reported off-book chats with then-Russian ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak aside, the department’s standards of ethical conduct prohibit any official from investigating a campaign they once advised. Trump doesn’t see it that way. “How do you take a job and then recuse yourself?” he groused to The New York Times on July 19th. “If he was going to recuse himself, he should have told … [Read more...] about The Trials of Jeff Sessions: Trump’s Radical Attorney General
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But Mueller may have had the NRA in his sights all along. Citing an unnamed source, CNN is reporting that Mueller’s team has been “raising questions about the relationship between the campaign and the gun group” in recent weeks. The report’s corroborating source is Sam Nunberg, a former Trump campaign aide. Nunberg was interviewed by Mueller’s team nearly a year ago, in February 2018, but revealed to CNN in recent days that: “I was asked about the Trump campaign and our dealings with the NRA.” … [Read more...] about Eight Questions About Robert Mueller, Russia and the NRA
Microsoft says that most of these attacks were “detected and stopped” by their software security, and they have not found evidence of successful attacks. Biden’s campaign said in a statement that they are “aware of reports from Microsoft that a foreign actor has made unsuccessful attempts to access the noncampaign email accounts of individuals affiliated with the campaign.” And, they said, the campaign has been preparing for this type of activity to ramp up as the election nears. … [Read more...] about Hackers from Russia, China, Iran Are Attacking U.S. Election, Microsoft Warns
The American Medical Association warned in October that “the nation’s opioid epidemic has grown into a much more complicated and deadly drug overdose epidemic,” largely due to the availability of “illicitly manufactured” fentanyl, a synthetic opioid. And according to the AP, the United States could reach a record-high number of drug overdoses in the country this year. Experts point to the pandemic as making the opioid problem worse because many people are isolated, unemployed, and under increased amounts of stress. … [Read more...] about How Will Biden Address the Surging Opioid Epidemic?