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02 February 2018 Military News

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  • What Is in the Nunes Memo? VOA 02 Feb 2018 -- A controversial document prepared by Republican members of Congress accuses U.S. law enforcement officials of abusing their surveillance authorities during the Russia investigation.
  • Republican Memo Accuses Top Law Officers of Abusing Power VOA 02 Feb 2018 -- The House Intelligence Committee has released a bitterly disputed memo outlining allegations by Republicans that FBI investigators abused their powers in their probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
  • Controversial Nunes Memo Criticized as Political Tool VOA 02 Feb 2018 -- The Nunes memo is a four-page document creating a big controversy in Washington, despite few people outside Congress having read it. It has even become the subject of a rift between U.S. President Donald Trump and his FBI director, Christopher Wray.
  • Trump Approves Full Release of Classified Republican Memo Despite Objections VOA 02 Feb 2018 -- U.S. President Donald Trump has approved publication of a Republican memo that argues that top law enforcement officials abused their investigative authority for partisan ends during and after the 2016 presidential campaign. Shortly after the House released the memo.
  • FBI Director in Spotlight Amid Furor Over Nunes Memo VOA 02 Feb 2018 -- Christopher Wray, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, is one of the central figures in the furor over the release of the so-called "Nunes memo."
  • Statement from the Press Secretary The White House 02 Feb 2018 -- "Earlier today, President Donald J. Trump declassified a memorandum from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. "
  • Trump accuses FBI, Justice Dept. of bias in favor of Dems in Russia probe Press TV 02 Feb 2018 -- US President Donald Trump has accused the top officials with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Justice Department of siding with Democrats in their investigations on the alleged Washington-Moscow links in the 2016 presidential elections.
  • U.S. Republicans Release Controversial Memo On FBI Surveillance With Trump's OK RFE/RL 02 Feb 2018 -- Republicans on the U.S. House Intelligence Committee released a controversial memorandum that accuses the FBI and the Justice Department of being biased against President Donald Trump just moments after he declassified it.
  • Trump Lashes Out At FBI Amid Debate Over Controversial Memo RFE/RL 02 Feb 2018 -- U.S. President Donald Trump has lashed out at the FBI amid a controversy over a memo that has heightened tension in Washington during investigations into alleged Russian meddling in the election that put him in office.
  • Congress Releases Republican Memo Alleging FBI Abuse of Power Sputnik 02 Feb 2018 -- The long-awaited memo compiled by the US House Intelligence Committee (HIC) that alleges surveillance abuses undertaken by the FBI and Justice Department (DOJ) against campaign officials of US president Donald Trump was finally released to the public Friday afternoon.
  • Heads of 3 Russian intelligence agencies met with CIA director in US: Report Press TV 02 Feb 2018 -- The heads of three Russian intelligence agencies traveled to the United States to meet with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, amid a series of political rifts between the two sides over US President Donald Trump's alleged collusion with Russian officials and Washington's renewal of sanctions against Moscow.
  • Russian Court Extends Detention Of Norwegian Spying Suspect RFE/RL 02 Feb 2018 -- A Russian court has extended the detention of a Norwegian man suspected of spying after he allegedly received classified documents from a Russian man who is also under arrest.
  • U.S. Treasury Warns Against Expansion Of Russia Sanctions RFE/RL 02 Feb 2018 -- A new report to Congress by the U.S. Treasury Department warns that expanding Russia sanctions against Russia to include new issues of Russian government bonds would have "serious spillover effects" for the global economy.
  • Treasury Targets Hizballah Financial Network in Africa and the Middle East US Treasury 02 Feb 2018 -- Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) targeted the business operations of Hizballah by designating six individuals and seven entities pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism.
  • US targets Lebanese resistance movement with new sanctions Press TV 02 Feb 2018 -- The administration of US President Donald Trump has imposed a new round of sanctions on Lebanese Resistance Movement Hezbollah, targeting local and global businesses that cooperate with the group's financial arm.
  • US Imposes Sanctions that Aim to Cripple Hezbollah Militant Group VOA 02 Feb 2018 -- The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump imposed sanctions on seven businesses and six people Friday that aim to disrupt the Lebanon-based Hezbollah militant group.
  • More Than 30 Pardoned Tajiks Believed To Have Rejoined IS RFE/RL 02 Feb 2018 -- More than 30 alleged militants who were pardoned by Tajik authorities after returning home from Iraq and Syria have gone back to the region to rejoin the extremist group Islamic State (IS), police say.
  • Venezuela raps US comments on military ouster of President Maduro Press TV 02 Feb 2018 -- Venezuela's Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino has decried US comments about the possibility of the military ouster of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in a coup d'etat.
  • China is getting a foothold in Latin America: Tillerson Press TV 02 Feb 2018 -- US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has warned Latin American countries against excessive reliance on economic ties with China, saying Beijing is establishing "a foothold in Latin America."
  • Tillerson Urges Latin America To Beware Of Russia, China RFE/RL 02 Feb 2018 -- U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned countries of the Western Hemisphere to beware of "alarming" actions by Russia and China in their region, urging them to work with the United States instead.
  • Tensions High in Kenya Amid Media Ban, Opposition Arrest VOA 02 Feb 2018 -- Political tensions continue to rise in Kenya as the government defied a court order to lift a ban on three independent media organizations. Authorities also arrested a key opposition ally in the wake of Raila Odinga's self-inauguration Tuesday as the so-called "people's president."

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