How classified documents became a schoolgirl's show-and-tell
On a winter's day in 1984, a briefcase stuffed with classified government documents showed up in a building in Pittsburgh, borne by someone who most certainly wasn't supposed to have them. As a different sort of show and tell unfolds in Washington over the mishandling of state secrets by the Trump and now Biden administrations, the schoolgirl episode from four decades ago stands as a reminder that other presidents, too, have let secure information spill. The Grade 8 escapade and one known as Debategate both involved the mishandling of classified documents that Democratic President Jimmy Carter used to prepare for a debate with Republican rival Ronald Reagan in Cleveland on Oct. 28, 1980.news.yahoo.com
EXPLAINER: What are special counsels and what do they do?
The appointment of a special counsel to oversee the Justice Department probes into the discovery of classified documents at the home and former office of President Joe Biden has focused renewed attention on the role such prosecutors have played in modern American history.
Republicans raise doubts
In the just-concluded midterm elections, Republicans eked out a slim majority in the House of Representatives. Is that money earmarked for Donald Trump’s 2024 reelection campaign, or perhaps, more likely, to his legal defense fund? No investigation of authorities in the FBI, National Security Agency or anywhere else as to why so many red flags showing up on the internet beforehand were oh, so conveniently dismissed. Impeachment of Alejandro Mayorkas, secretary of Homeland Security over his mishandling of all things pertaining to immigration and the border (see below). Be aware: Kevin McCarthy is already resisting a bipartisan “framework” to raise the debt ceiling.myrgv.com
Actors Ben Savage, Anson Williams run for office, joining stars like Arnold Schwarzenegger in politics
Actors Ben Savage and Anson Williams are up for election in California. The actors join a growing list of celebrities who have switched gears to politics, including Arnold Schwarzenegger.foxnews.com
Trump records probe: Tensions flare over special master
The FBI search of Donald Trump’s Florida estate has spawned a parallel “special master” process that has slowed the Justice Department's criminal investigation and exposed simmering tensions between department prosecutors and lawyers for the former president.
South Korea says North Korea test-fired missile toward sea
North Korea has fired a short-range ballistic missile toward its eastern seas, extending a provocative streak in weapons testing as a U.S. aircraft carrier visits South Korea for joint military exercises in response to the North’s growing nuclear threat.
From Eisenhower to Biden, queen met every US president but 1
Queen Elizabeth II, who died Thursday at age 96, had met every American president since Dwight Eisenhower, with the exception of Lyndon Johnson, who did not visit Britain during his presidency. Biden was the 13th and final U.S. president to meet the woman whose reign spanned seven decades.news.yahoo.com