President Trump taps Robert O’Brien as new national security adviser
By Chris Megerian Los Angeles Times President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that Robert O’Brien, the special envoy for hostage affairs at the State Department, will be his next national security adviser. O’Brien will be the fourth person to serve in the position under Trump. He replaces John Bolton, the... Read more
DNI Director Dan Coats stepping down, Trump nominates second term Congressman to replace him
Chris Megerian Los Angeles Times President Trump said Sunday he was replacing Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, whose views on the threat posed by Russia often conflicted with the president’s, with Rep. John Ratcliffe, a Texas Republican and Trump loyalist. “I am pleased to announce that highly respected... Read more
The Mueller report is coming Thursday with color-coded cuts
Chris Megerian Los Angeles Times The most consequential editing process in the country is almost over. Lawyers from the Justice Department and the special counsel’s office have gone word by word, sentence by sentence through the nearly 400-page confidential report that Robert S. Mueller III completed last month, using... Read more
WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange faces U.S. computer-hacking charge after arrest in London
By Chris Megerian Los Angeles Times WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been indicted in connection with a computer hacking conspiracy, the Justice Department said Thursday shortly after British police arrested him at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Prosecutors accused Assange of working with Chelsea Manning, a U.S. Army intelligence... Read more

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