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Top DOJ official demoted amid probe of contacts with Trump dossier firm

EXCLUSIVE: A senior Justice Department official was demoted this week amid an ongoing investigation into his contacts with the opposition research firm responsible for the anti-Trump “dossier,” the department confirmed to Fox News.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/07/top-doj-official-demoted-amid-probe-contacts-with-trump-dossier-firm.html

 

GOP Sen. Jeff Flake donates to Alabama Democrat Doug Jones’ senate campaign – CBS News

President Trump may have thrown his support to GOP Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, but another Republican, Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, made it clear he does not think Moore should be elected to fill Jeff Sessions’ former seat. He wrote a $100 check to Moore’s opponent, Democrat Doug Jones, and tweeted a photo, with a simple caption, “Country over Party.”

The Arizona senator has also tweeted, “Just to be clear. If the choice is between Roy Moore and a Democrat, I would run to the polling place to vote for the Democrat.”

Source: GOP Sen. Jeff Flake donates to Alabama Democrat Doug Jones’ senate campaign – CBS News

CIA Director Pompeo: Trump’s Tweeting Has Actually Helped Us

The mainstream media’s usual hand-wringing about President Trump’s Twitter habit morphed into hyperventilation last week after he shared several “unverified” tweets about terrorism, but the director of the Central Intelligence Agency surprisingly doesn’t  have a problem with it.CIA Director Mike Pompeo said at a national security event in Simi Valley, California, over the weekend that Trump’s tweeting has actually yielded helpful intelligence.

Source: CIA Director Pompeo: Trump’s Tweeting Has Actually Helped Us

Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump travel ban

The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries.This is not a final ruling on the travel ban: Challenges to the policy are winding through the federal courts, and the justices themselves ultimately are expected to rule on its legality.But the action indicates that the high court might eventually approve the latest version of the ban, announced by President Donald Trump in September. Lower courts have continued to find problems with the policy.White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said the White House is “not surprised by today’s Supreme Court decision permitting immediate enforcement of the President’s proclamation limiting travel from countries presenting heightened risks of terrorism.”

Source: Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump travel ban

Mexican convicted of sexual assault was deported 20 times | Daily Mail Online

A Mexican man who was deported from the US 20 times has been convicted of 10 counts including sexual assault in Oregon. On Friday, Sergio Jose Martinez, 31, was sentenced to 35 years in prison in a Portland courtroom after pleading guilty to kidnapping, sexual assault, sodomy and several other counts, KOIN reported.  Martinez smiled throughout the trial, and as he left, he gave one grim parting shot to his two victims’ relatives: ‘See all you guys in Hell.’

Source: Mexican convicted of sexual assault was deported 20 times | Daily Mail Online

Two More Women Accuse Sen. Al Franken Of Inappropriate Touching | HuffPost

Two more women have told HuffPost that Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) touched their butts in separate incidents. These are the third and fourth such allegations against Franken in the past week. Leeann Tweeden, a radio host, wrote last week that Franken had kissed and groped her without her consent during a 2006 USO tour. On Monday, Lindsay Menz accused Franken of groping her at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010.

Source: Two More Women Accuse Sen. Al Franken Of Inappropriate Touching | HuffPost

New Hampshire Lawmaker Equates Homeschooling to ‘Child Abuse’ – Nanny State Measures to be Pushed on Parents – Planet Free Will

The attack on the 2012 measure was spearheaded by one lawmaker’s demonization of homeschooling as “child abuse” and claims that homeschool is failing some children.

Now, about five years after the 2012 measure was passed, state lawmakers are eyeing up a plan to roll back the efforts to ease state intervention by requiring third-party oversight of homeschooling operations.

Source: New Hampshire Lawmaker Equates Homeschooling to ‘Child Abuse’ – Nanny State Measures to be Pushed on Parents – Planet Free Will