Andrew McCabe, the former acting FBI director, wrote a confidential memo last spring recounting details of the Comey firing, revealed the New York Times. The memo discussed conversations with Rod Rosenstein in which Rosenstein noted that Trump had asked him to specifically mention Russia in the memo justifying the firing.
Stephanie Zable is a third-year law student at the University of Michigan Law School focusing on international law and a second-year master's degree candidate at Johns Hopkins SAIS concentrating in strategic studies. Prior to law school, she lived in China for four years and spent a year traveling through Europe and Asia. She graduated from Oberlin College with a degree in math and politics.
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President Trump has cancelled his planned June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the New York Times reports. The announcement comes after a week of worsening relations and threatening statements.
The Trump-Russia investigation began with a cloak-and-dagger meeting in London and a Rolling Stones reference, according to the New York Times. The investigation, known as “Crossfire Hurricane” after the Stones lyric, started as in investigation into four men: Michael T. Flynn, Paul Manafort, Carter Page and George Papadopoulos, after a tip by the Australian ambassador.
President Trump’s lawyers are once again making waves. Bloomberg noted that Trump’s legal team members lack the requisite security clearances to negotiate with Robert Mueller. Former attorney John Dowd had been the only member of Trump’s personal legal team with a high-level security clearance, and since his departure no team members fit the bill.
The Senate confirmed Mike Pompeo as secretary of state, according to the Washington Post. The vote was 57–42. Pompeo narrowly received a favorable recommendation from the Committee on Foreign Relations earlier this week when Sen. Rand Paul (R.-Ky.) decided at the last minute to vote in favor.