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In his third try at naming a Secretary of the Army, President Donald Trump has turned to a longtime lobbyist for the arms industry, raising serious questions of ethics and conflicts of interest that are nothing new to this administration. Mark Esper has been vice president for government relations at Raytheon, a major weapons contractor, since July 2010. As Raytheon's top lobbyist, Esper had many tools of persuasion at his disposal, including $3.1 million in [...]
Thu, Aug 17, 2017
Source: All Gov
SAN DIEGO (CN) – Attorneys for the family of a man killed by Border Patrol agents said Monday the Trump administration will “lose badly” for failing to respond to the family's petition regarding their loved one's death at the border. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights took up a petition filed by the family of Anastasio Hernandez-Rojas in May claiming human rights abuses over Border Patrol agents' extrajudicial killing of the San Diego man and [...]
Wed, Aug 16, 2017
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Christopher Krebs, who worked for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) during the George W. Bush administration, was named on July 24, 2017, to rejoin the department as head of the Office of Infrastructure Protection. The office is responsible for helping secure key buildings and other structures across the United States from terrorist attack by identifying important locations and assessing their vulnerability to attack or other dangers, such as natural disasters. Krebs is from Atlanta, [...]
Wed, Aug 16, 2017
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Tardy in staffing his administration generally, President Donald Trump has virtually ignored the State Department, appointing only three of 22 assistant secretaries there so far. A. Wess Mitchell has been advanced for the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs. A young man with a strong reputation despite a lack of government or academic experience, if confirmed by the Senate Mitchell would succeed Victoria Nuland, who held the job from 2013 to the close of [...]
Tue, Aug 15, 2017
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