The White House denied knowledge of the matter after it was reported that former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn had registered as being a foreign agent because his consulting firm was under contract with the Turkish government. Now it has been reported that Flynn's attorneys had on two occasions, once before the inauguration and then again after, notified the White House legal counsel team that Flynn may have to register as a foreign agent. Furthermore, Vice President Mike Pence claimed on Fox News on Thursday that he was only just hearing of Flynn's potential conflict of interest that same day. He made that claim despite having received a letter from Rep. Elijah Cummings last November asking for more details on the specific matter of Flynn being paid to lobby on behalf of Turkey.
Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn has registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent. While Flynn was serving as one of Trump's primary foreign policy advisors during the campaign, he was also employed to lobby in the US on behalf of the Turkish government.
Flynn continued to work on behalf of the Turkish government up until the time he was going to be named National Security Advisor. The White House claims they had no knowledge of Flynn's involvement Turkey despite media reports at the time that called the possibility into question.
The people of West Frankford, Illinois, voted heavily in favor of Donald Trump. Now that Juan Carlos Hernandez Pacheco, family man and longtime manager at the local Mexican restaurant, has been detained by ICE some are not so happy about Trump's focus on undocumented immigrants. Hernandez has lived in the U.S. for nearly 20 years but never completed his effort to legalize his status. Now that he has been taken into custody by ICE, people such as the mayor and fire chief are calling for leniency because they know him as a "great asset" to the city and "a man of great character." read more
Robert Lorenzo Hester Jr, 25, of Columbia Mo has been charged with planning to commit a Presidents Day terror attack in Kansas City. Hester, who briefly served in the US Army from 2012-2013, came to the attention of the FBI after they received several tips informing them of anti-American and pro-ISIS social media posts he had made. He was arrested as part of a sting operation after he purchased materials that an FBI agent led him to believe could be used to construct bombs to be used in an attack that would be "10 times bigger than the Boston Marathon bombings".
Kuwait has denied a media report which said it had imposed a travel ban on citizens from several Muslim-majority countries, a story which U.S. President Donald Trump praised on Facebook. "Smart!" a post on Trump's official Facebook page said on Thursday, linking to a report on Jordanian news website Al Bawaba which alleged that Kuwait had "mirrored" a decision by the Trump administration to temporarily bar travelers from several countries. ... Kuwait "categorically denies these claims and affirms that these reported nationalities ... have big communities in Kuwait and enjoy full rights," a ministry spokesman was quoted as saying on state news agency KUNA on Friday. read more