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FBI refuses to release Comey memos while investigation ongoing

By MSN News June 16, 2017 @ 11:06pm

The FBI won't be publicly releasing any memos that ousted FBI director James Comey wrote about his conversations with President Donald Trump because they might interfere with an ongoing investigation.

The Hill made requested those memos, citing open records law, on May 16, the day a New York Times report revealed their existence.

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Pentagon: No Decision on US Troop Numbers in Afghanistan

By VOA News June 16, 2017 @ 10:15pm

The Pentagon said Friday that the defense secretary has not yet decided how many U.S. troops to commit to the fight in Afghanistan.

Defense Secretary James Mattis "has made no decisions on a troop increase for Afghanistan,” wrote Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White. “As he said throughout the week in testimony, the revised Afghanistan strategy will be presented to the president for his approval in the coming weeks.”

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Congress considering Capitol Police request for 72 more officers

By Source: USA Today June 16, 2017 @ 9:49pm

Amid increased concern about lawmakers' safety in the wake of Wednesday's shooting, Congress is considering a request from the U.S. Capitol Police to boost its budget by about $33 million to hire 72 more officers and ramp up security at congressional buildings and parking garages.

Police Chief Matthew Verderosa warned House members last month that there are not enough officers to "provide the complete and necessary resources to meet all of our mission requirements." The department's current budget has funding for 1,871 officers and 372 civilian employees.

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Vice President Mike Pence hires outside counsel in Russia probe

By Source: CNN June 16, 2017 @ 8:21pm

Vice President Mike Pence has hired his own lawyer to represent him in the special counsel investigation and congressional inquiries into Russia's role in the 2016 election.

The lawyer, Richard Cullen, is a former Virginia attorney general and a former US attorney for the eastern district of Virginia. Pence interviewed several lawyers before selecting Cullen, who is based in Richmond.

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U.S. Navy destroyer, Philippines merchant vessel collide off Japan

By Source: Reuters June 16, 2017 @ 8:01pm

The U.S. Navy said on Friday that one of its destroyers collided with a Philippine-flagged merchant vessel southwest of Yokosuka, Japan, in the dead of night and Japanese media reported that seven U.S. crew members were missing.

The Navy said in a statement that the USS Fitzgerald collided with a merchant vessel at about 2:30 a.m. local time (1730 GMT), some 56 nautical miles southwest of Yokosuka, a rare incident on a busy waterway.

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