National Newswatch

McCabe says he ordered the obstruction of justice probe of President Trump

Feb 14 2019 — — Soon after speaking to President Trump about the firing of his boss James Comey, Andrew McCabe, who became the bureau’s acting director, began obstruction of justice and counterintelligence investigations involving the president and his ties to Russia. In his first television interview since his own firing, McCabe tells 60 Minutes’ Scott Pelley he wanted those […]

Jeff Bezos accuses National Enquirer of blackmail, publishes apparent emails as evidence

Feb 7 2019 — — Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder and owner of The Washington Post, accused the National Enquirer’s parent company of blackmailing him by threatening to publish intimate photographs unless Bezos publicly backed off criticisms of the media company. Bezos, one of the wealthiest people on the planet, published what appeared to be emails from attorneys representing American […]

Trump spent 60 percent of working hours in unstructured “executive time” in past 3 months: Report

Feb 4 2019 — — President Trump has spent roughly 60 percent of his working hours in so-called “executive time” over the last three months, according to a trove of internal White House schedules obtained by Axios. The schedules reveal Mr. Trump’s days at the White House contain hours of unstructured time punctuated by intelligence briefings, lunches, media interviews and […]

More Americans now see Mueller probe as justified, CBS News poll finds

Jan 24 2019 — — More Americans think the Russia investigation is justified than say it is politically motivated, the first time that’s happened in CBS News polling. Still, Republicans continue to take the President’s view on the matter, and a majority of Americans — including most Democrats — think Democrats in Congress should focus more on getting their own […]

Pelosi has edge over Trump on budget negotiations, CBS News poll shows

Jan 23 2019 — — Seven in 10 Americans don’t think the issue of a border wall is worth a government shutdown, which they say is now having a negative impact on the country. But partisans don’t want their own side to budge: 65 percent of Republicans say President Trump should refuse a budget unless it includes wall funding, and […]

Trump proposes deal on immigration, Pelosi calls shutdown offer a “non-starter”

Jan 19 2019 — — President Trump gave what he called a “major announcement” about the southern border and the partial government shutdown on Saturday. In his speech, Mr. Trump cited the “humanitarian crisis” at the border, where he said young children were being “exploited” by coyotes and women were being sexual assaulted. He did not distinguish between illegal migration […]

French arrest 5 in hunt for Strasbourg Christmas market attack suspect Cherif Chekatt

Dec 12 2018 — — French authorities detained five people as they hunted Wednesday for a suspected extremist who sprayed gunfire at one of Europe’s most famous Christmas markets in the eastern city of Strasbourg. The attack left at least two people dead and 12 wounded, including seven who were in serious condition. The government raised the security alert level […]

Pittsburgh synagogue shooting leaves 11 dead – live updates

Oct 27 2018 — — A gunman opened fire inside a busy synagogue during a service Saturday in Pittsburgh, killing 11 people and injuring six others. The suspected gunman, identified as 48-year-old Robert Bowers, surrendered and was taken into custody. Bowers burst into the Tree of Life Congregation and indiscriminately fired inside while shouting, “All Jews must die,” police sources […]

11 Dead, Several Others Shot At Pittsburgh Synagogue

Oct 27 2018 — — Eight people have been killed and a number of others injured after a shooting situation at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill on Saturday. KDKA’s Meghan Schiller reports that a suspect, a white male, has surrendered. The SWAT team had been talking with the suspect, and he was crawling and injured. It is […]

Jamal Khashoggi investigation: CIA director Gina Haspel briefs Trump after hearing alleged recording of Saudi journalist’s killing

Oct 26 2018 — — CIA director Gina Hapsel has heard the purported audio that Turkey alleges is of Jamal Khashoggi’s killing, two sources have told CBS News. Haspel, who visited Turkey earlier this week, has briefed President Trump about what she learned there about the Saudi journalist’s death, the White House says. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attended the […]