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FILE PHOTO: The Huawei logo is seen at Huawei Connect in Shanghai, China, September 23, 2020. The notices came amid a flurry of U.S. efforts against China in the final days of Trump’s administration. An Intel Corp spokesman had no immediate comment, and a Commerce Department spokesman did not immediately return requests for comment. The United States put Huawei on a Commerce Department “entity list” in May 2019, restricting suppliers from selling U.S. goods and technology to the company. The United States has targeted Huawei in other ways during the administration.
Persons: Trump, Aly, Donald Trump, Democrat Joe Biden, , Corey Stewart, Meng Wanzhou, Meng Organizations: WASHINGTON, Huawei, Intel, Huawei Connect, REUTERS, Huawei Technologies, Republican, Democrat, Intel Corp, Commerce Department, Reuters, Semiconductor Industry Association, Kioxia, Toshiba Memory Corp, Companies, United, Commerce, Defense, Energy, Trump Locations: Shanghai, China, U.S, United States, State, Canada, Iran
The fight to avert one last execution on Trump's watch
  + stars: | 2021-01-17 | by ( Jonathan Allen | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +10 min
If it went ahead, the federal execution would be the 13th and final one scheduled under U.S. President Donald Trump. Using their laptops and phones, the defense team jousted with federal lawyers, filing opposing briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court. Haynes was sentenced to life in prison, Higgs to death. Higgs’ sister wept there while talking to his spiritual adviser. It was about 10 minutes past Higgs’ scheduled execution time of 6 p.m. “It’s a slippery slope, when you get to the 13th execution in a spate of 13,” he said.
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Rudy Giuliani said he is working on President Donald Trump's defense for his upcoming impeachment trial, according to ABC News. He also said he would not be opposed to Trump himself testifying during the Senate trial. Rudy Giuliani said he is working on President Donald Trump's defense for his upcoming impeachment trial, according to ABC News. "They basically claimed that anytime [Trump] says voter fraud, voter fraud — or I do, or anybody else — we're inciting to violence; that those words are fighting words because it's totally untrue," Giuliani told ABC. Giuliani and Trump have been spreading unsubstantiated claims of election and voter fraud since the president lost the 2020 election to President-elect Joe Biden in November.
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Trump's acting secretary of defense told the head of the National Security Agency to install a Trump loyalist as the top lawyer at the agency by 6 pm on Saturday. Nakasone was not in favor of Ellis's selection and is working to delay his placement. Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller told the head of the National Security Agency to install a Trump loyalist as the top lawyer at the agency, The Washington Post reported. Several sources told The Post that Nakasone was not in favor of Ellis's selection to the role and wanted to delay his placement. National security legal experts were critical of the effort to install Ellis into the role just a few days before Trump leaves office.
Persons: Trump's, Paul Nakasone, Christopher Miller's, Nakasone, Christopher Miller, Miller, Michael Ellis, Ellis, Paul C, Ney Jr, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Susan Hennessey, Hennessy Organizations: National Security Agency, Trump, NSA, Washington Post, CNN, Pentagon, Defense Department
Body cam footage from Boston civil rights protests shows how police are out of control. In the wake of last week's Capitol riots, the danger of the American right-wing has become impossible to ignore. Cops on the groundOff duty cops were a presence in the crowd that stormed the Capitol, according to numerous reports. Police showed their appreciation during civil rights protests this summer in what could be a preview of what's to come. This treatment provides a striking contrast with how police respond to progressives and civil rights demonstrators.
Persons: Eoin Higgins, , John Catanzara, Mike Solan, Andy Ngo, Trump, he's, Barack Obama, Obama, Seth Kershner, antifa, Biden Organizations: Capitol, Capitol Police, Police, Chicago, Seattle Police, Trump, Department of Defense, Boston, House, Democrats, It's Locations: Boston, insurrectionists, New England, New York , California, Washington , Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia , New Hampshire , Oklahoma , Kentucky, Arkansas, Iraq, Michigan, Washington
Will Install a Trump Loyalist as Its General Counsel Vice President-elect Kamala Harris plans to resign from her Senate seat on Monday. The Justice Department, under pressure from Mr. Trump, has sued Mr. Bolton to recoup his profits from book. Representative Jamie Raskin, center, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi at a meeting of House impeachment managers on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. He also claimed, without further explanation, that Mr. Trump was “trying to heal the nation.” But even as Mr. Graham lobbied his Republican colleagues to vote against convicting Mr. Trump and offered a stream of flattery about the president’s success in office, he rejected the suggestion that Mr. Trump should pardon any members of the mob before leaving office. Without specifically mentioning Mr. Trump, Mr. Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris drew an implicit contrast with his administration’s dismissive attitude toward expert opinion.
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Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar responded on Twitter Saturday, saying that they had a stockpile of second doses that were released toward the end of December. The HHS chief said that the announcement this week "was that we are releasing the remaining reserved second doses according to the established cadence—ensuring second doses would be available at the right interval—and that going forward we'd no longer have a reserve of second doses." That will allow Biden to increase the number of key resources that will strengthen the supply of doses, Klain said. The Biden administration will ramp up production of those necessary syringes to access the extra doses, Klain said on Sunday. "The feasibility of his goal is absolutely clear," Fauci said of 100 million doses in 100 days.
Persons: Rochelle Walensky, Joe Biden, Jim Watson, Joe Biden's, Dr, Biden, Cheney Orr, Moderna's, Trump, Alex Azar, Ron Klain, Barack Obama, CNN's, Klain, Jessica Daley, Daley, Anthony Fauci, NBC's, Fauci, Scott Gottlieb, Gottlieb, CNBC's Tucker Higgins, Berkeley Lovelace Jr Organizations: Centers for Disease Control, AFP, Getty, for Disease Control, CBS, Trump, CDC, Moderna, Bloomberg, Pfizer, Democratic, Washington Post, Human Services, Twitter, HHS, White, Defense, CNBC, Food and Drug Administration Locations: Wilmington , Delaware, United States, U.S, Tucson , Arizona
ET Capitol Protests Live Updates: Armed Protesters Gather in Ohio, Texas and Michigan Washington remained mostly quiet while police officers and troops watch and wait outside the Capitol and statehouses across the country. Armed protesters have gathered at state capitols in Ohio, Texas, Oregon and Michigan. Armed protesters arrive at the Texas State Capitol in Austin, Texas on Sunday. About 25 members of the antigovernment extremist “boogaloo” movement were among the heavily armed protesters who gathered at the Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. Austin, Texas: Protesters began gathering in the morning at the Texas State Capitol, which the state had closed out of concerns over the protest.
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So Mr. Miller ordered the agency to swear Mr. Ellis in, a move The Washington Post reported on Saturday. Mr. Ellis is seen as a smart lawyer. Mr. Ellis will be a member of the Senior Executive Service, a Civil Service job that has strong protections against firing. When he was on the Intelligence Committee, Mr. Ellis was a trusted adviser to Representative Devin Nunes, Republican of California. Mr. Vindman is the twin the brother of Alexander S. Vindman, the former Army lieutenant colonel who testified against Mr. Trump in his first impeachment trial.
Persons: Miller, Ellis, Nakasone, Devin Nunes, Trump, Bolton, Bolton’s, Charles J, Cooper, Yevgeny Vindman, Eugene, Vindman, Alexander S Organizations: Pentagon, Washington Post, Senior, Service, Civil Service, Defense Department, Intelligence, Republican, National Security Council, White House’s, White, Justice Department, Mr, National Security Locations: U.S, California
The images in these posts show Pompeo on a state visit to New Delhi, India in October 2020 with U.S. The caption on one post reads, “Italian President arrested for his part in the interference in our elections. The image does not show the secretary of state in Italy, but rather in New Delhi, India on Oct. 27, 2020. Posts claiming to show U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Italy for the alleged arrest of Italian President Sergio Mattarella show Pompeo with U.S. Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster during a state visit to New Delhi, India in October 2020.
Persons: Joe Biden’s Jan, Mike Pompeo, Sergio Mattarella, Pompeo, India Kenneth Juster, Trump, Obama, , Defense Mark Esper, Kenneth Juster, Esper, Mattarella, Giuseppe Conte, Read Organizations: Facebook, U.S, Reuters, National, Defense, Apache, Italian, Department of State, National Press Club Locations: Italy, New Delhi, India, U.S, Juster, Rome, Washington ,
DOJ 'deeply disappointed' Mexico closed probe of ex-defense minister
  + stars: | 2021-01-16 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said it is “deeply disappointed” by Mexico’s decision to close its investigation of ex-Defense Minister Salvador Cienfuegos, after the Mexican attorney general decided to not press charges. FILE PHOTO: Mexico's then defense minister, General Salvador Cienfuegos, addresses an audience during the 50th anniversary of the Plan of Assistance to the Population in case of Disaster (Plan DN-III-E) in Mexico City, Mexico July 12, 2017. U.S. prosecutors later dropped the case and returned him to Mexico to be prosecuted, with Lopez Obrador’s administration vowing a thorough investigation of the case. The DOJ said is also “deeply disappointed” the decision to publicize information shared with Mexico in confidence. “A U.S. federal grand jury analyzed that material and other evidence and concluded that criminal charges against Cienfuegos were supported by the evidence.”
Persons: Salvador Cienfuegos, Mexico's, Carlos Jasso, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, ” Cienfuegos, Enrique Pena Nieto, Lopez, Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S . Department of Justice, Defense, REUTERS, DOJ, Mutual Legal Locations: Mexico City, Mexico, Los Angeles, U.S, United States, Cienfuegos,
WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said it is “deeply disappointed” by Mexico’s decision to close its investigation of ex-Defense Minister Salvador Cienfuegos, after the Mexican attorney general decided not to press charges. FILE PHOTO: Mexico's then defense minister, General Salvador Cienfuegos, addresses an audience during the 50th anniversary of the Plan of Assistance to the Population in case of Disaster (Plan DN-III-E) in Mexico City, Mexico July 12, 2017. A DOJ spokesperson late on Friday called the decision to publicize information shared with Mexico in confidence deeply disappointing. Analysts believe that other probes and court cases in which Mexico needs U.S. collaboration could be at risk. U.S. prosecutors later dropped the case and returned him to Mexico to be prosecuted, with Lopez Obrador’s administration vowing a thorough investigation of the case.
Persons: Salvador Cienfuegos, Mexico's, Carlos Jasso, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Lopez, Lopez Obrador, , Alejandro Hope, Enrique Pena Nieto, Cienfuegos ’, ” John Ackerman, Ackerman, Hope Organizations: MEXICO CITY, U.S . Department of Justice, Defense, REUTERS, DOJ, Mutual Legal, U.S, Blackberry, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Twitter Locations: WASHINGTON, MEXICO, Mexico City, Mexico, United States, Cienfuegos, Los Angeles, U.S,
“Everyone there was crying,” Hatim, 29, told NBC News by phone in the days after a nighttime Afghan airstrike killed and injured civilians in the rural Nimroz province around midnight on Jan. 9. Hatim said 18 of his relatives, all members of the same family, were killed in the airstrike in Manzari village in Khashrod district overnight Saturday. Local lawmaker Gul Ahmad Noorzad, who represents Nimroz province in Afghanistan’s parliament, confirmed that 18 people from the same family were killed in the airstrike in Manzari village, including women and children. NBC News was not able to reach the provincial governor Maryali Ahadi who, according to Reuters, said those killed were Taliban fighters. In Nimroz province, a local elder said civilians wait in fear of another attack.
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A Washington DC police officer said it was his "pleasure to crush a white nationalist insurrection" in reference to the deadly siege on the US Capitol January 6. In a viral video, Officer Daniel Hodges can be seen being crushed in a doorway by a pro-Trump mob. A Washington DC police officer who was seen a viral video being crushed in a doorway by a pro-Trump mob during the siege on the Capitol last week said it was his pleasure to "crush a white nationalist insurrection." It was absolutely my pleasure to crush a white nationalist insurrection," Daniel Hodges told NBC. It was also found that dozens of people on the FBI's terrorist watchlist — mainly those categorized as white supremacists — were in Washington, DC, on the day of the attack.
Persons: Daniel Hodges, Hodges, Donald Trump, Trump Organizations: Washington DC, Capitol, Trump, NBC, Capitol Police, Justice, Defense, Homeland Security, FBI Locations: Washington ,
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré will lead "an immediate review" of the security during the Capitol attack. Honoré is known for leading the task force that was in charge of the US military response to Hurricane Katrina. "To protect our Democracy, we must now subject the security of the U.S. Capitol Complex to rigorous scrutiny," Pelosi said in a statement. "To that end, I have asked Lt. General Russel Honoré (Ret. In 2005, Honoré led the task force that was in charge of the US military response to Hurricane Katrina.
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Airlines are stepping up their security measures on flights to Washington, DC ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. Alaska Airlines is enacting the most stringent policies that restrict ticket sales on Washington flights and when passengers can leave their seats. That list includes American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Alaska Airlines, Frontier Airlines, and Southwest Airlines. Spirit Airlines is banning firearms on flights to Baltimore as the airline does not fly to either or Washington's local airports. Harteveldt told Insider that no such restrictions were enacted post-9/11 and no other airline told Insider that alcohol sales would be put on hold.
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Four House committee chairs signed onto the letter, which called for documents and briefings from the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, the National Counterterrorism Center and the Director of National Intelligence on what was known ahead of the attack. The letter was signed by Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Homeland Security Committee Chair Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y. and Oversight Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y. In the letter, lawmakers cited press reporting that the U.S. Capitol Police had been warned that Trump supporters would attempt to violently enter into the Capitol. Capitol Police officials have said they did not see FBI intelligence ahead of the attack. The first is what was known by the intelligence community and law enforcement ahead of, during and after the attack.
Persons: Adam Schiff, Steny Hoyer, Chris Wray, Bennie Thompson, Jerry Nadler, Carolyn Maloney, Donald Trump, Joe, Trump Organizations: U.S, Capitol, Democratic, Saturday, FBI, Department of Homeland Security, National Counterterrorism Center, National Intelligence, U.S . Capitol Police, Intelligence, Homeland, , Electoral, Department of Justice, Defense, Homeland Security, Capitol . NBC, New York Police Department, Capitol Police, Electoral College, Washington Post Locations: U.S, Russia, Washington , U.S, Virginia, Washington
ET Live Updates: Amid Fears of Inauguration Violence, Man With Gun and ‘Unauthorized’ Credential Is Arrested in Washington The man’s father said he was working as a security guard at the Capitol. Mr. Biden has resisted calls to move the inauguration ceremony indoors for the sake of safety. Without specifically mentioning Mr. Trump, Mr. Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris drew an implicit contrast with his administration’s dismissive attitude toward expert opinion. Mr. Biden also said that Dr. Francis S. Collins would remain as the director of the National Institutes of Health. “Go have fun with the press,” Mr. Trump told Mr. Bolton, who claimed he purposefully made visible what appeared to be “confidential” notes.
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REUTERSExamples of posts making these claims can be seen here , here and here . Nations in Action did not respond to Reuters request for comment or elaboration on their “evidence” for these claims. The hacking took place years prior to the 2020 U.S. election (between 2015 and 2017). SIMILAR THEORIES, SECURE ELECTIONSIn mid-November, the Reuters Fact Check team debunked similar false social media claims of election interference out of Europe. There is no legitimate evidence that an employee of the Italian defense company Leonardo SpA interfered in the 2020 U.S. presidential election.
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U.S. says could restart prosecution of ex-Mexican defense minister
  + stars: | 2021-01-15 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.97   time to read: 1 min
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Friday it could restart its prosecution of former Mexican defense minister Salvador Cienfuegos, one day after Mexico declined to charge the general whom the U.S. authorities accused of collaborating with a drug cartel. “The United States reserves the right to recommence its prosecution of Cienfuegos if the Government of Mexico fails to do so,” said Department of Justice spokeswoman Nicole Navas Oxman in a statement.
Persons: Salvador Cienfuegos, , Nicole Navas Oxman Organizations: WASHINGTON, United, Justice Locations: United States, Mexico, Cienfuegos
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department's inspector general will review how the department and its components, including the FBI, prepared for security at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, when rioters stormed in and disrupted the electoral vote count. Inspector General Michael Horowitz said Friday he will look at the kind of threat information available beforehand and how widely it was shared with U.S. Capitol Police and other law enforcement agencies. He'll also examine how Justice Department agencies responded once the rioting began. Horowitz said he wants to know whether any DOJ rules or procedures hindered the ability to respond quickly. Officials from the FBI and the New York Police Department have said they were aware of threats to the electoral college vote count and passed that information to the Capitol Police.
Persons: WASHINGTON, General Michael Horowitz, He'll, Horowitz, Sean Gallagher Organizations: FBI, U.S, Capitol, U.S . Capitol Police, Defense, National Guard, Homeland Security, Park Service, New York Police Department, Capitol Police, NBC News
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department’s internal watchdog will review how the FBI and other law enforcement agencies prepared and responded to the storming of the U.S. Capitol by President Donald Trump’s supporters, Inspector General Michael Horowitz said on Friday. The inquiry will be coordinated with other federal agencies whose law enforcement arms were also involved in responding to the Jan. 6 assault, including the Defense Department, Department of Homeland Security and Department of the Interior. The Pentagon’s inspector general, meanwhile, said on Friday it was going to review the Pentagon’s role and responsibilities related to the attack on the Capitol. Steven D’Antuono, the FBI’s Assistant Director in Charge of the Washington field office, previously told reporters the bureau was aware of the memo and did take steps to address intelligence gathered ahead of the Capitol riots. D’Antuono also noted that arrests were made ahead of the rally based on intelligence-gathering, including of far-right Proud Boys leader Enrique Barrio.
Persons: Justice Department’s, Donald Trump’s, General Michael Horowitz, , Steven D’Antuono, d’Antuono, , D’Antuono, Enrique Barrio Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S, Justice, Capitol, Defense Department, Department of Homeland Security, Department of, Reuters, FBI Locations: Norfolk , Virginia, Washington
Mexico clears former defense chief U.S. had accused of cartel ties
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MEXICO CITY — Mexico will not pursue criminal charges against former defense minister Salvador Cienfuegos, the attorney general's office said on Thursday, a decision that raised criticism and comes despite U.S. prosecutors' accusations he collaborated with drug lords. Some Mexicans saw the decision to exonerate Cienfuegos as another example of long-standing impunity for the military. Mike Vigil, a former U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration chief of international operations, expressed his dismay at the decision. "This is a very big stain on the Mexican justice system," Vigil said in a television interview with Mexican broadcaster Milenio. These were among the reasons authorities had decided not to pursue criminal charges against Cienfuegos, a former general, the attorney general's office added.
Persons: Salvador Cienfuegos, Enrique Peña Nieto's, Cienfuegos, general's, Mike Vigil, Vigil, Ciefuegos, Nadin Reyes Organizations: MEXICO CITY, Los Angeles, U.S, U.S . Drug, Administration, Milenio, Reuters Locations: MEXICO, Mexico, Cienfuegos, United, U.S, Mexican, United States
Mexico president backs decision not to charge ex-defense minister
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FILE PHOTO: Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador listens to the national anthem as he arrives to address the nation on his second anniversary as president of Mexico, at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico, December 1, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Romero/File PhotoMONTERREY, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday his government supported a decision by his attorney general not to charge ex-Defense Minister General Salvador Cienfuegos, despite U.S. accusations he collaborated with drug traffickers. “It’s a decision the attorney general’s office makes, but one that the government I represent supports,” said Lopez Obrador in his regular morning news conference. Cienfuegos, a member of former President Enrique Peña Nieto’s government, was arrested in October at Los Angeles international airport and accused by U.S. prosecutors of collaborating with a powerful Mexican drug cartel. But the Mexican attorney general office’s concluded Thursday that Cienfuegos “never had any encounters with members of the criminal organization investigated by U.S. authorities, nor did he maintain any communication with them, or carry out acts tending to protect or help said individuals.”
Persons: Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Henry Romero, General Salvador Cienfuegos, , , Lopez Obrador, Enrique Peña Nieto’s, office’s, Cienfuegos “ Organizations: REUTERS, Defense, Cienfuegos, Los Angeles, U.S Locations: Mexico, Mexico City, MONTERREY
Mexico president backs dropping ex-defense minister drug charges
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MONTERREY, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday his government supported a decision by the attorney general not to charge ex-Defense Minister General Salvador Cienfuegos, in a case that has roiled U.S.-Mexico diplomatic relations. FILE PHOTO: Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador listens to the national anthem as he arrives to address the nation on his second anniversary as president of Mexico, at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico, December 1, 2020. The Mexican attorney general office’s concluded Thursday that Cienfuegos had no contact with members of the criminal organization. Lopez Obrador backed the move. The president added that if evidence surfaces against others mentioned in the U.S. investigation of Cienfuegos, Mexico could pursue cases against them.
Persons: Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, General Salvador Cienfuegos, Henry Romero, Enrique Pena Nieto’s, office’s, Cienfuegos, Lopez Obrador, , , Joe Biden’s, Cienfuegos ’, El, El Padrino ”, ” Lopez Obrador Organizations: Defense, REUTERS, Los Angeles, U.S . Drug Enforcement Administration, El, United Locations: MONTERREY, Mexico, U.S, Mexico City, Cienfuegos, Washington, United States
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