Rogue congressional staffers took $100,000 from an Iraqi politician while they had administrator-level access to the House of Representatives' computer network, according to court documents examined by The Daily Caller News Foundation's Investigative Group.
The money was a loan from Dr. Ali al-Attar, an Iraqi political figure, and was funneled through a company with "impossible"-to-decipher financial transactions that the congressional information technology (IT) staffers controlled.
Imran Awan, ringleader of the group that includes his brothers Abid and Jamal, has provided IT services since 2005 for Florida Democrat Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the former Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairwoman. The brothers are from Pakistan.
Last week, The Wall Street Journal revealed that members of the intelligence community -- part of the deep state, the unseen government within the government that does not change with elections -- now have acquired so much data on everyone in America that they can selectively reveal it to reward their friends and harm their foes. Their principal foe today is the president of the United States. read more
New commercial satellite imagery indicates North Korea has resumed operation of a reactor at its main nuclear site used to produce plutonium for its nuclear weapons programme, a U.S. think tank said on Friday.
Washington's 38 North North Korea monitoring project said previous analysis from Jan. 18 showed signs that North Korea was preparing to restart the reactor at Yongbyon, having unloaded spent fuel rods for reprocessing to produce additional plutonium for its nuclear weapons stockpile. read more
During the unveiling ceremony at a waxwork museum in Madrid this week, a Femen activist pushed her way through the security ropes and grabbed the crotch of a life-size Donald Trump statue. Grab patriarchy by the balls, she screamed, in reference to the leaked audio tape in which the president-elect talks of grabbing women by the pussy.
The US Air Force just spent $387,000 making the lobby outside a three-star general's office look really nice.
The space right outside Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson's office now has new ceiling tiles, nicer chairs, and energy efficient lighting -- which came at a bargain price of $261 per square foot, nearly 2.5 times more than the going rate for commercial renovation in the Colorado Springs area, according to BuildingJournal.com.
Yes, in case you couldn't tell, that was sarcasm. read more