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Trump loyalist put in top Pentagon post after purge 2 weeks ago now leads transition to incoming Biden administration

Kashyap "Kash" Pramod Patel listens as U.S. President Donald Trump makes a statement. Alex Wong/Getty Images The Pentagon has officially started the transition process, but there are questions about the man in charge. The senior defense official leading the Pentagon transition is Kash Patel, a man widely seen as a Trump loyalist who was installed at the Pentagon following a leadership purge earlier this month. Unlike his predecessor, who was perhaps more equipped to handle the transition p...
Tags: Politics, News, Russia, Defense, America, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Transition, General Services Administration, Pentagon, National Security Council, Chris Miller, Biden, Donald Trump


CNN: Former Nunes Aide Who Boosted Ukraine Conspiracy Theories To Lead DOD Transition

A Pentagon official known for spreading Ukraine-related conspiracy theories about President-elect Joe Biden will lead the Defense Department’s transition team, CNN reports. Kash Patel, chief of staff for Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller, got his hand in the Ukraine disinformation pot while working as a staffer for House Intelligence Committee ranking member Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA). There, Patel tried to discredit the impeachment inquiry, and, earlier, wrote a memo in 2018 alleging that t...
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Cnn, Pentagon, Chris Miller, Extremism, Biden, House Intelligence Committee, Defense Department, Justice Department, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Patel, Devin Nunes, Nunes


Scotland's papers: Patel bullying row and Christmas 'ray of hope'

Boris Johnson's decision to stand by Priti Patel and Nicola Sturgeon's level 2 hint make the front pages in Scotland.
Tags: News, Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, Boris Johnson, Patel, Priti Patel


Boris Johnson 'asked for Patel report to be palatable', source claims

But Downing Street insists the conclusions of Sir Alex Allan's investigation were "entirely his own".
Tags: News, Boris Johnson, Patel, Alex Allan


Scotland's papers: Patel bullying row and Sturgeon's 'ray of hope'

Boris Johnson's decision to stand by Priti Patel and Nicola Sturgeon's level 2 hint make the front pages in Scotland.
Tags: News, Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, Boris Johnson, Sturgeon, Patel, Priti Patel


Newspaper headlines: 'Vaccines for all', and Patel 'bullying' row

Several of Saturday's papers lead with reports that everyone could be vaccinated by spring 2021.
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Boris Johnson 'asked for Patel report to be palatable', source claims

But Downing Street insists the conclusions of Sir Alex Allan's investigation were "entirely his own".
Tags: UK, News, Boris Johnson, Patel, Alex Allan


Boris Johnson 'asked for Patel report to be palatable', Whitehall source claims

But Downing Street insists the conclusions of Sir Alex Allan's investigation were "entirely his own".
Tags: UK, News, Boris Johnson, Whitehall, Patel, Alex Allan


Newspaper headlines: 'Vaccines for all', and Patel 'bullying' row

Several of Saturday's papers lead with reports that everyone could be vaccinated by spring 2021.
Tags: UK, News, Patel


Patel 'unreservedly' apologises over bullying claims

Home Secretary Priti Patel gives an "unreserved" apology if she upset people after report into her conduct.
Tags: UK, News, Patel, Priti Patel


Boris Johnson adviser quits after being overruled on Priti Patel bullying report

Sir Alex Allan concluded home secretary did breach ministerial code, but PM backs her UK politics live: PM’s adviser resigns after Priti Patel is backed over bullying reportA row has broken out after Boris Johnson’s adviser on the ministerial code resigned in the wake of the prime minister standing by the under-fire home secretary, Priti Patel, despite a long-awaited official inquiry finding evidence that she bullied civil servants.Sir Alex Allan’s findings based on the cabinet office investigat...
Tags: Politics, UK, Bullying, Society, UK News, Boris Johnson, Patel, Alex Allan, Priti Patel


Bullying inquiry head quits as UK PM backs Patel

Boris Johnson rejects standards adviser's findings on the behaviour of home secretary towards staff.
Tags: UK, News, Boris Johnson, Patel


Bullying inquiry head quits as PM backs Patel

Boris Johnson's adviser on ministerial code resigns after the PM backs Priti Patel after bullying inquiry.
Tags: UK, News, Boris Johnson, Patel, Priti Patel


So Hum Bharat Digital aims to deepen, expand the digital payments ecosystem

So Hum Bharat Digital aims to the address the “white spaces” within the customer segment that are currently not addressed and in spending categories where physical cash is still widely used, says Navin Surya, chairman emeritus of the Payments Council of India and chairman of the Fintech Convergence Council. “Our payments solutions are focused to take the current digital payments customer base from 100 million at present to the next 500-600 million and increasing [the share of digital payments] ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, News, UPI, Reserve Bank of India, Google Facebook, Patel, Bank of Baroda, Digital Payments, Medianama, Surya, NPCI, NUE, Vishwas Patel, National Payments Corporation of India NPCI, Payments Council of India


Patel set for 20 years with Notts after signing new deal

Nottinghamshire all-rounder Samit Patel signs a new two-year deal, taking his time with the county to 20 years.
Tags: News, Nottinghamshire, Samit Patel, Patel


Payment industry veterans team up to launch entity for NUE license

Payment industry veterans, Naveen Surya and Vishwas Patel have teamed up and set up a new entity to apply to the Reserve Bank of India for a license to operate retail payments systems under the central bank’s New Umbrella Entity (NUE) framework. The new company, So Hum Bharat Digital Payments Pvt Ltd, plans to set up, manage and operate new payments systems that would compete with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), according to a press release. Back in 2007, Surya set up ItzCash ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, News, Reserve Bank of India, Google Facebook, Patel, IAMAI, Mobile Association of India, Bank of Baroda, Digital Payments, Vishwas Patel, National Payments Corporation of India NPCI, CC Avenue, Payments Council of India, Naveen Surya, New Umbrella Entity


'These are dictator moves': Defense officials alarmed as Trump installs more loyalists at the Pentagon

Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Trump has filled a series of senior defense positions with loyalists, causing alarm among Pentagon officials. Four defense officials, including Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Policy James Anderson, have either resigned or been sacked since Trump lost the presidential election. Anderson was replaced by Anthony Tata, a retired US Army Brigadier General who made false claims about Barack Obama, includ...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Washington Post, Washington, White House, Politico, Defense, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Cnn, Islam, Pentagon


The Pentagon is reportedly unnerved by Trump's lame-duck 'purge' of civilian leadership

In the 24 hours after President Trump fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Monday, three other top civilian leaders at the Pentagon quit or were ousted, replaced by Trump loyalists with controversial pasts. The "apparent purge" ushered in "hardcore MAGA-ites" at the top level of the Defense Department, Spencer Ackerman reports at The Daily Beast, and "it is currently unknown what mandate the new loyalists have at the Pentagon with over two months remaining in the Trump administration."The lame-...
Tags: News, Senate, Defense, Cnn, Fbi, Gop, Fox News, Pentagon, Usa Today, Defense Department, James Anderson, Anderson, Esper, Miller, Trump, Calif


Defeated Trump Purges Top Pentagon, Intel Officials And Installs Loyalists

Mark Esper was just the start. Days after President Trump lost the 2020 election, and hours after the ouster of the defense secretary that had been long in his crosshairs, several other officials in top Pentagon and Intelligence Community roles have been canned. Their replacements all have a reputation for being Trump loyalists. Two of them worked for Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) before joining the administration and a third has also been linked to Nunes’ efforts to politicize intelligence to furthe...
Tags: News, Obama, Senate, White House, Defense, US, Barack Obama, Ukraine, Pentagon, National Security Council, Cia, Intelligence Community, Biden, Giuliani, National Security Agency, John Brennan


‘Was Jesus a Wizard?’ Is Actually a Serious Scholarly Question

It’s Halloween weekend, when scary but sexy becomes a universally acceptable dress code. Though trick-or-treating may be off the table because of the pandemic, sexy devils, witches, and wizards are still on the sartorial menu. Though the Satanic undertones of Halloween might seem a world away from the pristine piety of Christianity there’s a case to be made that the most famous magician of all time is not Harry Potter or Gandalf, but Jesus Christ himself.To us modern readers, who often first enc...
Tags: News, Rome, Egypt, Christianity, Harry Potter, Jesus, Tolkien, Columbia, Alexandria, Jesus Christ, Peter, Lazarus, Virginia Tech, Hogwarts, Augustus, Patel


Lawyers call for apology from Johnson and Patel for endangering colleagues

Letter signed by more than 800 ex-judges and legal figures also accuses PM and home secretary of undermining rule of lawLetter: Ministers must end their attacks on lawyersThe UK prime minister and the home secretary are accused of endangering the personal safety of lawyers through their abusive attacks on the profession and should apologise, more than 800 former judges and senior legal figures have said in a letter sent to the Guardian.Boris Johnson and Priti Patel are additionally accused in th...
Tags: Politics, UK, Human Rights, Law, Conservatives, UK News, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Patel, Priti Patel


iPhone 12 Pro Reviews: New Design and Camera Improvements More Compelling During Early Days of 5G

Three days ahead of its launch, reviews of the iPhone 12 Pro are in. We've rounded up impressions of the device below. With the iPhone 12 now featuring an OLED display like Pro models, The Verge's Nilay Patel said the differences between the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Pro are "fundamentally much smaller than last year," when the iPhone 11 still had an LCD. In addition to OLED, both devices also feature a faster A14 Bionic chip, 5G support, and a new flat-edge design. iPhone 12 Pro in Pacific...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Verizon, Featured, Cnn, Hdr, Matthew Panzarino, Andy, Joanna Stern, Patel, Nilay Patel, Chris Velazco, David Phelan, Peter McKinnon, Brenda Stolyar, iPhone 12 Pro


A top White House counterterrorism official reportedly met with the Assad regime in Syria for US hostage talks

Austin Tice, a freelance journalist and former Marine, went missing in Syria in 2012 and has not been heard from since. Fort Worth Star-Telegram/Tribune News Service/Getty Images A top White House official met with the Assad regime in Syria recently to negotiate the release of US hostages, according to Trump administration officials and others, the Wall Street Journal Reported. The secret meetings represent the first time such a high-level US official has met with the Assad regime in Syria...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, US, Trends, Syria, Marine, Bashar Al Assad, Hostage, State Department, Assad, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Damascus, Wall Street Journal, Journal


Top ministers urged Priti Patel to stop attacks on 'activist lawyers'

The home secretary’s rhetoric targeting the legal profession continued despite warnings that it led to violenceHome secretary Priti Patel ignored warnings from at least two senior colleagues to stop targeting immigration lawyers after a knifeman threatened to kill a solicitor last month in an attack linked to her rhetoric, the Observer can reveal.Lord chancellor Robert Buckland and attorney general Suella Braverman intervened after the attack to tell Patel that her targeting of the legal profess...
Tags: Politics, Human Rights, Law, UK News, Refugees, Patel, Priti Patel, Robert Buckland, Suella Braverman


Delhi HC routes another petition against online gambling to state govt as representation

We missed this earlier. The Delhi High Court disposed of another petition against online gambling last week, and essentially reminded the Delhi government of how online gambling remains unregulated in the national capital. Instead of passing any directions, the court told the Delhi government to treat the petition as a representation and act upon the issues raised in the plea, which included demands that online gambling should be prohibited and better regulated. In November last year, the court ...
Tags: Travel, Texas, News, Supreme Court, India, Gambling, Poker, Delhi, Online Gambling, Gujarat, Delhi High Court, PTI, Telangana, Patel, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat High Court


Priti Patel faces tribunal questioning over alleged bullying

Exclusive: lawyers for Patel’s former permanent secretary Sir Philip Rutnam push forward constructive dismissal claimPriti Patel is facing the possibility of being questioned before a 10-day employment tribunal hearing next September after lawyers for her former permanent secretary Sir Philip Rutnam pushed forward with a claim for constructive dismissal.The home secretary, her department, and Downing Street are also being asked to disclose all correspondence related to Rutnam’s departure followi...
Tags: Politics, Law, UK News, Employment tribunals, Employment law, Downing Street, Patel, Priti Patel, Philip Rutnam, claimPriti Patel


Patel promises 'overhaul' of 'broken' UK asylum system

The home secretary tells the Conservative Party conference the system is "fundamentally broken".
Tags: UK, News, Conservative Party, Patel


Patel to promise 'overhaul' of broken' UK asylum system

The home secretary will tell the Conservative Party conference the system is "fundamentally broken".
Tags: UK, News, Conservative Party, Patel


Patel to promise 'overhaul' of broken' UK asylum system

The home secretary will tell the Conservative Party conference the system is "fundamentally broken".
Tags: UK, News, Conservative Party, Patel


Boris Johnson's government looked at building wave machines to stop migrant boats crossing the English Channel

The UK Home Secretary Priti Patel and Boris Johnson Getty The UK government considered creating a wave machine in order to stop migrants crossing the English Channel to the UK from France. The Financial Times on Wednesday reported that the Home Office discussed a plan to install boats with pumps generating waves in the Channel. The idea was dismissed due to the risk that they would cause small boats to capsize. The UK is currently experiencing record numbers of people claiming asylum who a...
Tags: Politics, UK, News, France, Politico, International, Trends, Labour, United Kingdom, Home Office, Michael Gove, Boris Johnson, Tories, Johnson, Times, Whitehall



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