Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke yesterday with Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani of the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government to discuss strengthening security and economic cooperation between the Kurdistan Regional Government and the Government of Iraq.
The Secretary encouraged Prime Minister Barzani and all Iraqi leaders to continue the recent progress toward forming a new Iraqi government pursuant to the timeline established in the Iraqi constitution.
WASHINGTON – For the last week, the Judiciary Committee has been investigating Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation that Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a house party while in high school approximately 36 years ago.
Dr. Ford first alerted the Ranking Member of her allegations in a letter dated July 30, 2018. The Ranking Member did not disclose the existence of this letter to the Committee or the FBI until September 13, 2018—
WASHINGTON – The Senate Judiciary Committee will hear the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford on Thursday, September 27. This will occur as a continuation of the hearing to consider the nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to serve as...
an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Following Dr. Ford’s testimony, Judge Kavanaugh will appear again before the Committee.
Chairman Grassley has also postponed the Committee’s vote on Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination previously scheduled for Monday
WASHINGTON – The Senate Judiciary Committee today called on Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford to disclose before Thursday’s hearing evidence related to Dr. Ford’s allegations dating back to their high school days more than 35 years ago.
Chairman Grassley also released the original letter that Dr. Ford first sent to Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein back in July, which Feinstein kept hidden from most of her colleagues for nearly six weeks, until last Thursday.
Howard Bishop engaged in an endless pattern of abusive and threatening behavior toward a former girlfriend and her family, causing the woman to be taken into protective custody
PROVIDENCE, RI – A North Smithfield, R.I., man who repeatedly sent emails and text messages to a former girlfriend threatening, in specific and horrifying detail, to harm or kill her and her family was sentenced today to 41 months in federal prison on cyberstalking charges,
WASHINGTON – The Senate Judiciary Committee earlier today offered to move next week’s hearing to receive testimony from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh to Wednesday, in order to accommodate one of several requests made by Ford’s legal team.
The Committee also offered to accommodate certain other terms while respecting fairness, due process and the senators’ ability to fulfill their constitutional duties.
It was with sadness that I learned of the passing of President Tran Dai Quang. On behalf of the American people, I express my condolences to his family and the people of Vietnam.
President Quang was a great friend of the United States. He graciously hosted me during my historic state visit to Hanoi in November 2017, and I am grateful for his personal commitment to deepening the United States-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership.
Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced Sarah Louise Branch, 37, of New South Wales, Australia was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court by Chief Judge Nancy Torresen to 70 days in prison for encouraging and inducing illegal entry of...
Benigno Godinez-Cortez into the United States on July 10, 2018. Ms. Branch and M. Godinez-Cortez pled guilty on August 14, 2018 in U.S. District Court to immigration felony offenses.
Today, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney released the below statement following the President’s signature of the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019:
“From day one, President Donald J. Trump has made it clear that we must prioritize funding for our national defense and those who serve to protect us each day. Today, the President signed legislation that makes critical investments in our military, our veterans,
Arthur Perrault Prosecuted Under Project Safe Childhood for Allegedly Sexually Abusing Child on Kirtland Air Force Base and Santa Fe National Cemetery in 1991 to 1992
ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. Attorney John C. Anderson for the District of New Mexico, Special Agent in Charge James C. Langenberg of the FBI Albuquerque Division and Special Agent in Charge Nicholas J. Dorval of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Detachment 814,
United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announces today that Senior United States District Judge Callie V.S. Granade sentenced former United States Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Christopher Aragon, 32, a resident of Mobile, Alabama,
to 33 months imprisonment for conspiring with his wife, co-defendant Teneshia Aragon, and co-defendant Dana Davis to commit wire fraud. As part of the sentence, the judge also ordered that Christopher Aragon undergo three years of supervised release after finishing...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — U.S. District Judge Troy L. Nunley sentenced Constantin Schiller, 65, of Romania, today to two years in prison for conspiracy to commit bribery, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.
According to court documents, Schiller and co-defendants Anamaria Cruceru, 51, and Marcelle Banaga, 43, also of Romania, were employees of a Romanian company, Polaris M. Holdings, owned and operated by co-defendant Dumitru Martin, 57, of Romania.
To help save lives in the current opioid epidemic or following a deliberate attack, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will work with Opiant Pharmaceuticals of Santa Monica, California,
to develop a fast-acting, long-lasting intranasal, potentially improved form of an opioid overdose drug.
“The life-saving drug naloxone, while effective, often must be given multiple times to completely reverse the effects of an opioid in someone exposed to high doses.
Washington – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin issued the following statement today on the release of President Trump’s National Cyber Strategy:
“Treasury plays a key role in implementing the National Cyber Strategy by helping to safeguard the financial system against malign cyber activity and confronting and countering those that perpetrate it.
“The Trump administration has taken bold steps to strengthen our security and prosperity in cyberspace in the face of growing threats and competition. The critical infrastructure that Americans rely on is threatened every day by nation-states,
cyber criminals and hackers seeking to wreak havoc, disrupt commerce, and even undermine our democratic institutions. Today’s National Cyber Strategy – the first in fifteen years –
Today, the White House released its 2018 National Cyber Strategy, outlining the steps the federal government is taking to advance an open, secure, interoperable, and reliable cyberspace. Given the interconnected and global nature of cyberspace,
the State Department engages in key diplomatic and programmatic initiatives to support many key objectives reflected in the Strategy.
To preserve cyberspace as an engine of a vibrant digital economy, the United States works with foreign partners and other stakeholder groups,