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How a Key Federal Civil Rights Agency Was Sidelined as Historic Protests Erupted

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. In recent weeks, as protests against police violence and systemic racism have swept across the nation, a key federal civil rights agency — an agency created to bridge racial divides — has been largely absent. Dubbed “America’s Peacemaker,” the Community Relations Service was established in 1964 as civil righ...
Tags: Facebook, News, Minneapolis, Obama, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Alabama, Sacramento, America, United States, Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, Heritage, Alaska


Vindman Resigns From Military, Citing ‘Retaliation’ From Trump

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman has resigned from the military, his attorney said in a statement obtained by TPM on Wednesday, saying that President Trump led a “campaign of bullying, intimidation, and retaliation” over his testimony in last year’s impeachment inquiry. “LTC Vindman did what the law compelled him to do; and for that he was bullied by the President and his proxies,” Vindman attorney Amb. David Pressman said in the statement. “And yet, LTC Vindman would not be intimidated and will...
Tags: News, White House, Defense, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Cnn, Military, United States, House, National Security Council, US Army, Esper, Trump, LTC, Pressman, Tammy Duckworth D IL


Alexander Vindman to Retire After Clashes With Trump

The White House had made clear to Pentagon officials that President Trump did not want to see Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman promoted.
Tags: News, White House, Pentagon, National Security Council, Defense Department, Esper, Trump, United States Army, Appointments and Executive Changes, Donald J, Impeachment, United States Defense and Military Forces, Mark T, Alexander Vindman, Alexander S, Vindman


Army Officer Who Clashed With Trump Over Impeachment Set to Retire

The White House had made clear to Pentagon officials that President Trump did not want to see Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman promoted.
Tags: News, White House, Pentagon, National Security Council, Defense Department, Esper, Trump, United States Army, Appointments and Executive Changes, Donald J, Impeachment, United States Defense and Military Forces, Mark T, Alexander S, Vindman, Col Alexander S Vindman


Trump Admin Plans To Launch Pandemic Office Similar To One It Disbanded At NSC

The Trump administration is reportedly planning to launch an office at the State Department similar to the National Security Council’s pandemic response office that it disbanded in 2018 amid surging coronavirus cases in several cities. According to a CNN report on Thursday night, citing a senior administration official, plans for the new office were discussed during an interagency meeting hosted by the National Security Office earlier in the day. The office will reportedly fall under the leade...
Tags: News, Obama, White House, Barack Obama, Cnn, Monaco, National Security Council, State Department, Trump, NSC, Lisa Monaco, US Agency for International Development, National Security Office, Summer Concepcion, Coronavirus, COVID-19




Trump admin moves ahead with plan for new pandemic office

The Trump administration disbanded the National Security Council's pandemic response office in 2018 -- and now, on the defensive after a failed response to the coronavirus pandemic, they are planning to launch a similar office at the State Department.
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Trump administration moves ahead with plan to open new pandemic office as coronavirus crisis intensifies

The Trump administration disbanded the National Security Council's pandemic response office in 2018 -- and now, on the defensive after a failed response to the coronavirus pandemic, they are planning to launch a similar office at the State Department.
Tags: Cnn, National Security Council, Trump


Democratic senator blocks 1,123 military promotions over impeachment witness

Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, who was an expert of Ukraine at the National Security Council, is expected to be promoted to full colonel.
Tags: News, Ukraine, National Security Council, Alexander Vindman


Slotkin, Former Intelligence Briefer, Presses White House on Russia Reports

The first-term congresswoman’s experience as an intelligence official told her there was something very unusual in the way the White House handled disturbing reports on Russia.
Tags: News, White House, Russia, House Of Representatives, National Security Council, Central Intelligence Agency, Trump, Elissa, Slotkin, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, United States International Relations, Espionage and Intelligence Services, United States Defense and Military Forces


Russian Bounty Suspicions Were Supported by Financial Data

Analysts have used other evidence to conclude that the transfers were most likely part of an effort to offer payments to Taliban-linked militants to kill American and coalition troops in Afghanistan.
Tags: News, Russia, Afghanistan, Taliban, Terrorism, National Security Council, Defense Department, Trump, Kayleigh, Ratcliffe, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, United States International Relations, Espionage and Intelligence Services, McEnany, United States Defense and Military Forces


Suspicions of Russian Bounties Were Bolstered by Data on Financial Transfers

Analysts have used other evidence to conclude that the transfers were likely part of an effort to offer payments to Taliban-linked militants to kill American and coalition troops in Afghanistan.
Tags: News, Russia, Afghanistan, Taliban, Terrorism, National Security Council, Defense Department, Trump, Kayleigh, Ratcliffe, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, United States International Relations, Espionage and Intelligence Services, McEnany, United States Defense and Military Forces


Data on Financial Transfers Bolstered Suspicions That Russia Offered Bounties

Analysts have used other evidence to conclude that the transfers were likely part of an effort to offer payments to Taliban-linked militants to kill American and coalition troops in Afghanistan.
Tags: News, Russia, Afghanistan, Taliban, Terrorism, National Security Council, Defense Department, Trump, Kayleigh, Ratcliffe, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, United States International Relations, Espionage and Intelligence Services, McEnany, United States Defense and Military Forces


Sources: White House aware of Russian bounties in 2019

By JAMES LaPORTA Top officials in the White House were aware in early 2019 of classified intelligence indicating Russia was secretly offering bounties to the Taliban for the deaths of Americans, a full year earlier than has been previously reported, according to U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the intelligence. The assessment was included in at least one of President Donald Trump’s written daily intelligence briefings at the time, according to the officials. Then-national security advise...
Tags: New York, News, Nbc, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Obama, White House, Russia, Uncategorized, Sport, Ap, Afghanistan, Soccer, Taliban, Moscow, Pentagon


Intel Officials Informed White House Of Russia-Taliban Plot In Early 2019

Top officials in the White House were aware in early 2019 of classified intelligence indicating Russia was secretly offering bounties to the Taliban for the deaths of Americans, a full year earlier than has been previously reported, according to U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the intelligence. The assessment was included in at least one of President Donald Trump’s written daily intelligence briefings at the time, according to the officials. Then-national security adviser John Bolton al...
Tags: New York, News, Nbc, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Obama, White House, Russia, Ap, Afghanistan, Taliban, Moscow, Pentagon, Associated Press, National Security Council, Intelligence Community


What’s Really Behind Putin’s Vendetta Against Americans?

Shock waves have rattled Washington following reports by The New York Times and The Washington Post that Russian operatives paid bounties to members of the Taliban to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan.Why would Russian President Vladimir Putin countenance such a thing, or indeed order it? (For the record, the Kremlin and the Taliban have said the stories are untrue.)Two new books examine Putin’s vendetta against the West, particularly the United States, and search for answers. Of special int...
Tags: London, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington Post, Washington, France, Russia, Africa, Syria, Ukraine, Afghanistan, West, Britain, United States, Taliban


Trump Got Written Briefing in February on Possible Russian Bounties, Officials Say

The investigation into Russia’s suspected operation is said to focus in part on the killings of three Marines in a truck bombing last year, officials said.
Tags: News, Senate, Russia, Afghanistan, Taliban, Terrorism, House Of Representatives, National Security Council, Central Intelligence Agency, Nancy, Trump, Pelosi, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Espionage and Intelligence Services




Pelosi Demands Full Congressional Briefing On Russian Bounty Scheme

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is calling on the Trump administration to brief the full House of Representatives on intelligence reports that Russia offered to pay members of the Taliban to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan. “The Administration’s disturbing silence and inaction endanger the lives of our troops and our coalition partners,” Pelosi wrote in a letter to Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe and CIA Director Gina Haspel on Monday. “The President’s refusal to stand up to...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, Afghanistan, United States, Taliban, House, New York Times, House Of Representatives, National Security Council, Nancy Pelosi, Cia, Times, Trump


America Pushes Europe to Reject Chinese Baggage Screening Tech

An anonymous reader quotes Engadget: The U.S. fight against Chinese technology appears to be extending to another category: the security screening you normally see at the airport or border. Wall Street Journal sources understand the National Security Council and other U.S. agencies are pushing European governments (including Germany, Greece and Italy) to avoid using baggage, cargo and passenger screening systems from Nuctech, a Chinese state-run company that already has a foothold in the contine...
Tags: Tech, Italy, National Security Council, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, Engadget, U S Transportation Security Administration, Germany Greece, America Pushes Europe, Reject Chinese Baggage Screening Tech, Nuctech




Biden Criticizes Trump Over Intelligence on Russian Bounties on U.S. Troops

The White House denied that President Trump was briefed on the classified assessment, even though his staff has been discussing the matter since March.
Tags: News, Putin, White House, Russia, Afghanistan, Taliban, National Security Council, Biden, Defense Department, Trump, Vladimir V, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, United States International Relations, Joseph R Jr, United States Defense and Military Forces


Biden slams Trump over reported bounties placed on US troops

By LYNN BERRY | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Joe Biden attacked President Donald Trump on Saturday over a report that he said, if true, contains a “truly shocking revelation” about the commander in chief and his failure to protect U.S. troops in Afghanistan and stand up to Russia. The New York Times reported Friday that American intelligence officials concluded months ago that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing U.S. troops in A...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, China, Russia, US, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Soccer, Taliban, New York Times


Biden Calls Trump’s Knowledge Of Bounties On US Troops A ‘Betrayal Of The Most Sacred Duty’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden attacked President Donald Trump on Saturday over a report that he said, if true, contains a “truly shocking revelation” about the commander in chief and his failure to protect U.S. troops in Afghanistan and stand up to Russia. The New York Times reported Friday that American intelligence officials concluded months ago that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing U.S. troops in Afghanistan. The report sa...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, Russia, US, Joe Biden, Ap, Afghanistan, Taliban, New York Times, The Times, National Security Council, Biden, Times




Defense Secretary Mark Esper Faces White House Pressure

Senior Defense Department personnel who are perceived as White House critics are resigning or facing reprisal.
Tags: News, White House, Defense, National Security Council, Defense Department, Esper, Trump, United States Navy, Shanahan, Rood, McCusker, John C, Donald J, Impeachment, United States Defense and Military Forces, Senate Committee on Armed Services


Defense Secretary Faces White House Pressure on Aides and a Military Promotion

Senior Defense Department personnel who are perceived as White House critics are resigning or facing what is viewed as reprisal.
Tags: News, White House, Defense, National Security Council, Defense Department, Esper, Trump, United States Navy, Shanahan, Rood, McCusker, John C, Donald J, Impeachment, United States Defense and Military Forces, Senate Committee on Armed Services


Taliban killed 291 Afghan security personnel in past week: govt

The Taliban killed at least 291 Afghan security personnel over the past week, a top government official said Monday, accusing the insurgents of unleashing a wave of violence ahead of potential talks. The previous week was the "deadliest" in the country's 19 years of conflict, said Javid Faisal, spokesman for the National Security Council, even as the insurgents dismissed the latest figures. The Taliban carried out 422 attacks in 32 provinces during that time, killing 291 security force personn...
Tags: News, Taliban, National Security Council, FAISAL, Javid Faisal


Judge Rejects Trump Request for Order Blocking Bolton’s Memoir

But the judge also sharply criticized the former national security adviser, suggesting his $2 million book advance may be in jeopardy.
Tags: News, National Security Council, Bolton, Justice Department, Trump, John R, Books and Literature, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Decisions and Verdicts, Suits and Litigation (Civil, Classified Information and State Secrets, Simon & Schuster Inc, Lamberth, Royce C


Inside the Trump Administration’s Decision to Leave the World Health Organization

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Right before President Donald Trump unveiled punitive measures against China on May 29, he inserted a surprise into his prepared text. “We will be today terminating our relationship with the World Health Organization,” he announced during a press conference in the Rose Garden. Most of the president’s top aid...
Tags: Ebola, News, Obama, Cdc, Washington, White House, China, Africa, Afghanistan, United States, Xi Jinping, Ronald Reagan, Pakistan, Connecticut, Jimmy Carter, Food And Drug Administration