President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday related to the policy of separating migrant families at the border, according to the Wall Street Journal.
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The U.S withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday, citing anti-Israel bias, reports BBC. U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley called the body a “cesspool of political bias” and said that it “makes a mockery of human rights.” Haley criticized the group for granting membership to countries like Venezuela, Cuba, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and China, which she called some of the “world’s worst human rights abusers.” U.N.
Federal prosecutors filed a 13-count superseding indictment against former CIA employee Joshua Schulte for stealing the agency’s cyber tools and turning them over to WikiLeaks last year, according to the Post. Prosecutors for the U.S.
FBI director Christopher Wray and Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday afternoon, NPR reports.
On Thursday, the Inspector General released its report on the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email investigation, according to the Wall Street Journal. The 500-page report is highly critical of Former FBI Director James B. Comey for his decisions leading up to the 2016 election.
The Justice Department inspector general will issue a report Thursday on the federal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server, reports CNN. The report took 17 months to compile, and CNN says it is expected to be released at 2 p.m.
The Saudi-led coalition launched an assault on the Yemen port city of Hodeidah, reports CNN. Despite the U.N.’s attempts to broker a peace agreement between the Iran-backed Houthi rebels who hold the city and the Saudi-backed coalition forces, the offensive began early Wednesday morning. Humanitarian groups say this latest offensive could be ‘catastrophic’ if the port’s operations stop for any amount of time.
President Trump and Kim Jong Un promised much in Singapore but provided few specifics, according to the New York Times.
The repeal of net-neutrality rules went into effect Monday morning, reports the New York Times. The Federal Communications Commission voted in December to repeal the Obama-era rules, which prohibited internet providers from charging websites for increased broadband service. The repeal has survived legal challenges from Democratic lawmakers, state attorneys general, and public-interest groups.
An ex-Senate staffer is accused of lying to federal agents in leak investigation, reports the New York Times. A D.C. grand jury indicted James Wolfe, the former director of security for the Senate intelligence committee, for making false statements to a government agency about his contact with reporters.