Drug Enforcement Administration agents allegedly had "sex parties" with prostitutes hired by local drug cartels overseas over a period of several years, according to a report released Thursday by the Justice Department's watchdog. The report does not specify the country where the parties occurred, but a law enforcement official familiar with the matter identified it as Colombia. read more
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By Jerry Zeifman
IN December 1974, as general counsel and chief of staff of the House Judiciary Committee, I made a personal evaluation of Hillary Rodham (now Mrs. Clinton), a member of the staff we had gathered for our impeachment inquiry on President Richard Nixon. I decided that I could not recommend her for any future position of public or private trust.
A number of the procedures she recommended were ethically flawed. And I also concluded that she had violated House and committee rules by disclosing confidential information to unauthorized persons.
I soon learned that she had lied: She had already drafted changes, and continued to advocate them.
This is gold:
"During my 14-year tenure with the House Judiciary Committee, I had supervisory authority over several hundred staff members. With the exception of Ms. Rodham, Doar and Nussbaum, I recommend all of them for future positions of public and private trust."
Rock legend David Crosby hit a jogger with his car in Southern California. The California Highway Patrol said that Crosby was driving his Tesla electric car on Sunday at about 55 mph, the posted speed limit on the road in the Santa Barbara area where he lives. The 73-year-old Crosby was driving toward the sun with limited vision when he hit 46-year-old Jose Jimenez, who was jogging along the right side of the road. Jimenez was hospitalized with broken bones, cuts and bruises and is expected to survive.
Former NFL star Darren Sharper has cut a plea agreement with authorities in four states and the federal government on charges that he drugged and raped women across the country during a four-month period from September 2013 through January 2014. Authorities in Louisiana, Nevada, Arizona and California charged Sharper with rape while the federal charges included distributing a controlled substance "with the intent to commit a crime of violence which is rape." It was unclear how many additional women the federal charges encompass.
Iran knows it will face "tremendous costs and consequences and implications" if it tries to develop a nuclear weapons, said the head of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
John Brennan, speaking on Fox News Sunday said he believed Iran was aware of what would happen if it moved ahead with a nuclear weapons program. He said he was confident that U.S. intelligence capabilities were sufficiently robust and that the United States understood what Iran's nuclear program entailed.