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Sessions reportedly offered to resign as tensions rise with Trump

Sessions reportedly offered to resign as tensions rise with Trump

The travel ban is one such example, as Sean Spicer had earlier chided reporters for calling it a travel ban before Trump's tweet affirmed that the president believed it was. ABC asked Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores about the matter, but she declined to comment on whether or not Sessions had offered to resign.



Trump picks former Justice Department official to replace Comey at Federal Bureau of Investigation

Trump said he knows Wray will "again serve his country as a fierce guardian of the law and model of integrity" if confirmed by the Senate. He oversaw the president's corporate fraud task force and oversaw the Enron Task Force. Wray built a reputation as a white-collar defense attorney after serving as the US assistant attorney general in charge of the Justice Department's criminal division from 2003 to 2005.


Air Force veteran arrested, charged in NSA document leak case

Air Force veteran arrested, charged in NSA document leak case

Despite their limited professional experience, many are entrusted with handling data containing national security secrets. Victor spent much of that six year career as an air force linguist in Maryland. Follow @hiltzikm on Twitter , see his Facebook page , or email michael.hiltzik@latimes.com . The former NSA worker is allegedly responsible for leaking classified documents to an unnamed media outlet believed to be The Intercept .


Iran TV: 'Terrorists' attack Khomeini shrine

Iran TV: 'Terrorists' attack Khomeini shrine

It quoted lawmaker Elias Hazrati as saying the attackers were armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles. Two of the attackers at the shrine, one of them a woman, blew themselves up, while another detonated a suicide vest on the fourth floor of the parliamentary office building.



Trump nominates Christopher Wray as new Federal Bureau of Investigation head

He was also a lawyer representing New Jersey Governor - and Trump ally - Chris Christie during the "Bridgegate" scandal . "I think Trump's firing of James Comey was a travesty", Goldsmith wrote on the Lawfare blog . The Beast also noted that high-ranking members of Congress, such as the top members of the Senate Judiciary Committee , the Speaker of the House and the Senate Minority Leader, were also not told beforehand about the choice.



NASA picks 12 new astronauts from crush of applicants

The dozen, disturbingly talented astronaut candidates will train at NASA's Johnson Space Center for two years. "We're just happy to be here", he added. Since astronauts are often the most public faces of NASA, the agency also makes sure they become familiar with activity across the board, beyond human spaceflight.