First daughter Ivanka Trump reportedly has complained that chief of staff John Kelly is embarrassing her husband Jared Kushner. Kelly was, after all, the one who decided to downgrade Kushner's top security clearance. Related: Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner: The More Americans Get to Know Them, the Less They Like Them, Poll Indicates "Why do you have to embarrass Jared like that?" Trump recently complained to a friend, according to a Vanity Fair report on Friday. Since Kelly downgraded Kushner's clearance two weeks ago, barring him from classified information he presumably needs to tackle his foreign policy portfolio, Trump's son-in-law "is looking at everything he can do that doesn't require a clearance," a former White House official told the magazine. "The White House is trying to fluff him up again," another source said in the report. Kelly has been " angered " by what he considers "freelancing" by the couple and faults them for changing the president's mind, the … [Read more...] about Ivanka Trump Complained Jared Kushner Was Being Embarrassed By John Kelly: Report
Line Of Duty’s Tommy Hunter has cropped up time and time again over the BBC drama’s six seasons. The character was one of the show’s original stars until his savage death in series two. More recently though, Tommy’s name has been flying around in extravagant theories after it was revealed that Jo Davidson ( Kelly Macdonald ) i s related to another person found in police records – with the character later shocked to discover that Hunter was both her dad and her uncle. But who was Tommy and how did he end up dead? We’ve got everything you need to know about the notorious character if you need to brush up on your Line Of Duty history. Who was Tommy Hunter and who was he played by? Tommy Hunter first appeared in Line Of Duty series one. The character, played by Brian McArdie, hailed from Glasgow and was a paedophile and the first leader of the Organised Crime Group (OCG). He employed a teenage Matthew Cottan (Craig Parkinson) to work with him as a golf caddy … [Read more...] about Line Of Duty: Who was Tommy Hunter and who was he played by?
Ronald J. Ostrow, who helped with coverage of the Watergate break-in during the 1970s and the Iran-contra scandal a decade later during his long tenure covering the Justice Department in Washington for the Los Angeles Times, died June 14 at his home in Chevy Chase, Md. He was 89. The cause was complications from Parkinson's disease, said a cousin, Alan Levy. Ostrow was known as a tenacious, if soft-spoken reporter who spent more than 30 years covering the Justice Department beginning in 1966, developing an unparalleled network of contacts throughout the agency. "He got stories from the FBI and Justice that nobody else had," William H. Webster, a former FBI and CIA director, told the Times in 2000. "You could trust him." Somewhat slight of stature and habitually wearing a bow tie, Ostrow had a friendly, almost professorial manner that helped him gain the confidence of the people he interviewed. "He had sources at the Justice Department from clerks at the door to the … [Read more...] about Deeply sourced reporter covered Watergate, Iran-contra scandal for L.A. Times
The last night of November 1944 was dark and wet on Mount Tamalpais. Just before midnight, a Navy patrol bomber careened through the rain and smashed into the southern face of the mountain, killing all eight men on board. The following day, Marin school children found the wreckage — and the bodies. The crash was immediately met with mystery and confusion after a strange coincidence that night misled authorities and the locals who witnessed the horror. Last week, we hiked steep trails, crossed over creeks and crawled through twisted manzanita branches to find the hallowed site where parts of the wreckage still scar the ground. Here’s what we found. The hike It’s the howling wind that reminds you you’re actually near the top of a mountain or, if you turn around, the view. The 2,571-foot icon of Marin Country that silhouettes so many photos of the setting sun in the Bay Area has around 50 marked hikes, but we needed to head off-trail to find the fabled crash site. We … [Read more...] about Mount Tam is haunted by a deadly WWII plane crash. We hiked to its remains.
Samed Eriklioglu was a “simple” man who didn’t understand that what he was doing was illegal, his lawyer Patrick Tehan QC told the Victorian County Court on Thursday. “You get the impression that perhaps he doesn’t really understand that what he did in being part of this plan to get a gun and to use it for the purposes of training, ultimately towards a terrorist act, was a preparatory act,” he said. “They don’t carry around a copy of Section 101 of the Criminal Code.” Eriklioglu, 28, his brother Ertunc Eriklioglu, 33, and friend Hanifi Halis, 23, will soon be sentenced for conspiring, preparing for or planning a terrorist attack in November 2018 by seeking to purchase a gun and begin training. Samed Eriklioglu is taken from AFP offices in Melbourne’s Latrobe Street after several terror raids in November 2018. Picture: Jay Town Source:Herald Sun Hanifi Halis is one of three men who have pleaded guilty for preparing for a terrorist attack. Picture: Jay Town … [Read more...] about Terrorist plotters turned ‘homegrown’ after Syria plans thwarted: court