“If he had asked me how that ought to be conducted, I would have suggested a different way,” Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said at a security conference, even as the White House announced plans to invite Russian leader Vladimir Putin to Washington for a second meeting.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a vote for Monday on Robert Wilkie’s confirmation as the Veterans Affairs secretary. The rapidly scheduled vote came after revelations of a politically motivated purge of employees by the interim leadership.
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) told a local news station that he has plenty of questions about the 2016 hack of the Democratic National Committee, and that it might have been an “inside job,” followed by a years-long coverup.
In his campaign for governor, former Oklahoma City mayor Mick Cornett is being helped by voters who have changed their views on some tax hikes. “The whole city has been transformed,” said one resident, who lauded the public projects paid for by taxpayers.
Stewart said in a statement that “the fake news media will stop at nothing to destroy Republicans.” A spokeswoman for the Times said a houseguest answered the door and the journalist left a note without entering the premises.
The person died from an infection involving Vibrio, a waterborne bacteria that eats flesh. So far this year, 23 people in the state have contracted illnesses tied to Vibrio, according to health officials, which is up slightly from last year.