Former CIA director John O. Brennan said he was “going to do whatever I can” to prevent other current and former officials from having their security clearances revoked, escalating a battle over whether President Trump is misusing the power of his office to retaliate against opponents.
Multiple former students said they were groomed and sexually abused by teachers in the 1970s at Key School in Annapolis, and in some cases had intimate contact with adults that lasted years. The private school has launched an investigation into the allegations.
U.S. officials are concerned not only about Russia, but also Iran, China and North Korea, said national security adviser John Bolton. He said elections are not the only potential targets for hostile international hackers.
The studied avoidance is a reflection of the enduring reluctance of Republicans to confront President Trump’s often divisive and inflammatory rhetoric, in part because Trump remains deeply popular within a party dominated by older white voters.