Robert Mueller was just named special counsel to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Here are 10 things you should know about him.
On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, Yahoo News Deputy Editor Daniel Klaidman talks with Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif.; Yahoo News Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff; Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.; and political author and journalist Jonathan Darman. The group discusses the implications of the James Comey memo wherein the former FBI director noted that President Trump asked him to back off the investigation into former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis and Ret. Army Gen. Jack Keane are reportedly on the Trump transition team’s shortlist for secretary of defense. Major appointments are coming fast and furious from the Trump transition team, including attorney general, national security adviser and CIA director.
Hillary Clinton on Thursday received the strong endorsement of retired Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, who commanded the war in Afghanistan and more recently was President Obama’s special envoy to the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL. Flanked by a wall of retired flag officers from all of the military’s services and younger veterans of the wars of 9/11, the martial display served as a kind of protective armor for a presidential candidate whom Republican nominee Donald Trump has savaged as weak and feckless on national security. “We stand before you tonight to endorse Hillary Clinton for president of the United States of America,” Allen said of Clinton, who will claim the Democratic nomination later Thursday night.
There’s nothing that quickens the pulses of the Democratic faithful like a convention address by a Kennedy. The lore goes back to John F. Kennedy’s presidential acceptance speech in Los Angeles in 1960. In a preview of the sacrifices he would ask of the American people in his first inaugural address, Kennedy said, “The New Frontier of which I speak is not a set of promises — it is a set of challenges.
In keeping with Donald Trump’s machismo-fueled presidential run, one of the first speakers on opening night of the Republican National Convention was former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, whose mix of Texas swagger and conservative politics have made him a hero among many Republicans. Luttrell, who was the only survivor when his SEAL team was ambushed by Taliban fighters in a 2005 operation, did not disappoint. “I was fortunate in life to be born from a patriotic family,” said Luttrell “[They] taught me to love this country and the people that make it up — unconditionally.
CIA Director John Brennan arrives on Capitol Hill in June to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on ISIS. CIA Director John Brennan greeted me in a small waiting room outside his seventh-floor office, with his usual grave demeanor accentuated by the pronounced limp he has developed.
Four hours after three suicide bombers killed at least 41 people and wounded hundreds more at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, CIA Director John Brennan said the attacks bore the grim hallmarks of ISIS and warned that the fanatically violent Islamic terrorist group wants to conduct similar large-scale attacks in the United States. “I am worried from the standpoint of an intelligence professional who looks at the capabilities of Daesh … and their determination to kill as many as people as possible and to carry out attacks abroad,” Brennan said in an exclusive interview at CIA headquarters with Yahoo News. Brennan credited effective homeland security measures and intelligence for the fact that ISIS has been unable to attack America directly — the Orlando and San Bernardino shootings were carried out by radicals inspired by ISIS but not under its control — but he believes the group will keep trying to penetrate American defenses.
On Wednesday, May 4th, 2016, John Kasich is holding a press conference announcing that he’s suspending his campaign for the republican presidential nomination. This announcement clears the way for Donald trump to be the only campaigning Republican and the likely GOP nominee for president. Yahoo News is carrying Kasich’s remarks live and Yahoo News Deputy Editor Dan Klaidman will anchor coverage and speak with guests regarding this last news from the 2016.
Gov. John Kasich speaks during a town hall at Concord High School in Concord, N.H., on Feb. 7, 2016. CONCORD, N.H. — They call it “primary tourism.” Every four years, out-of-state voters take to the snowy roads of New Hampshire to get a close-up look at the candidates, maybe snap a few selfies at town halls, and soak up a bit of the pageantry of a presidential election. But there are also people like Robert Griffith, a resident of Connecticut and a psychologist who is singularly focused on an issue that he believes is central to the future of American democracy: torture.
In an interview with Yahoo News in Scranton, Pa., the day after he announced he was stepping down, Attorney General Eric Holder reflected on his legacy, how he became a progressive and how he went from idolizing JFK to RFK.
Getting a new attorney general confirmed by the Senate, which could possibly be controlled by the Republicans come January, will be challenging for President Obama, deep in the second term of his presidency.
Before he left for Hawaii, the president was sending signals that government surveillance programs need an overhaul to restore the public’s faith on issues of national security.
Caroline Krass’s Senate confirmation hearing for the job of CIA general counsel is really a proxy battle for the Senate’s fight with the agency over torture.