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Brennan considers legal action to hit back at Trump

“Former CIA Director John Brennan said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday he was considering legal action to hit back after President Donald Trump revoked his security clearance last week” writes Ellen Cranley for aol.com. But three of the officials the White House said were under review may not even have active security clearances to revoke.Brennan said this motivation was a clear signal Trump was weaponizing his control over the access of former intelligence officials on a personal basis.Brennan’s comments come a day after Trump lashed out at him on…

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MPs behind controversial e-cigarette report criticised for vaping lobby links 

“MPs behind a controversial report which called for e-cigarette users to be allowed to vape in public have been criticised for their links to the vaping industry” writes Norman Lamb Mp for telegraph.co.uk. However it has emerged that in April the committee chair Norman Lamb spoke at the UK Vaping Industry Association’s (UKVIA) industry forum, following which he allowed the lobbying group to directly address his committee. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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Brennan lashes out after security clearance revoked

“Former CIA director John Brennan hit back at President Donald Trump Wednesday after White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that Trump had decided to revoke Brennan’s security clearance” writes Aol Staff for aol.com. That statement has been backed up by several senior former intelligence officials, as well as the former top lawyer for the Director of National Intelligence.Among other things, Trump pointed to Brennan’s statement to Congress in 2014 when he denied that CIA officials had improperly accessed the computer files of congressional staffers. Source: aol.com Share This:

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Trump revokes security clearance of ex-CIA director

“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan on Wednesday, accusing Brennan of using his access to classified information to “sow division and chaos” about the Trump administration” writes Aol Staff for aol.com. Trump said he was also reviewing the security clearances of several other former ranking government officials, all of whom have criticized Trump, including former U.S. national intelligence director James Clapper, former FBI Director James Comey, former Obama national security adviser Susan Rice, former National Security Agency director Michael…

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Cambodia’s ruling party won all parliamentary seats in July vote: election committee

“PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Cambodia’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) won all 125 parliamentary seats in a July 29 general election, the president of the National Election Committee (NEC) said on Wednesday, but the opposition branded the result illegitimate” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “The CPP won 4.8 million votes from the sixth mandate of the National Assembly members election and that won all 125 parliamentary seats,” Dim Souvannarom told Reuters by telephone.In the previous general election in 2013 turnout was 69.61 percent, or 6.73 million voters. Source: 95kqds.com Share…

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Saudi Arabia Officials Warn that Bitcoin…

“Do you think this cryptocurrency trading crackdown will hurt Saudi Arabia?” writes Jeffrey Francis for livebitcoinnews.com. It appears that while cryptocurrency trading is off the table, Saudi Arabia is still big on blockchain technology.A few countries are openly hostile to Bitcoin and its digital brethren, and we can now add Saudi Arabia to that list as the kingdom has decreed that all forms of cryptocurrency trading are illegal.The government of Saudi Arabia lowered the boom on crypto trading on Sunday.The cryptocurrency trading crackdown is rather unexpected. Source: livebitcoinnews.com Share This:

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Tesla is putting together a special team to discuss Elon Musk’s proposal to go private

“Tesla is reportedly putting together a three-person special committee to discuss the proposal to go private” reports fastcompany.com. This news follows a letter from CEO Elon Musk describing conversations between the company and the Saudi Public Investment Fund about a potential deal to turn the company private.Brad Buss, Robyn Denholm, and Linda Johnson Rice will serve on the committee, according to Reuters.Musk also mentioned that he is now working with financial and legal advisors on a formal proposal. Source: fastcompany.com Share This:

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Tesla forms special committee to consider going private

“Tesla announced on Tuesday that the board of directors has created a three-person special committee to consider taking the all-electric car company private” writes Hamza Shaban for washingtonpost.com. Sitting board members Brad Buss, Robyn Denholm and Linda Johnson Rice are on the special committee, Tesla said. Separately, Tesla has retained its own law firm to represent its interests in the buyout, the company said.Chief executive Elon Musk has not yet presented a formal proposal to go private, the company said, and the special committee has not come to a decision…

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Tesla’s board forms special committee to evaluate potential going-private deal

“TSLA, -0.63% said its board of directors has formed a special committee to evaluate Chief Executive Elon Musk’s consideration to take the company private” writes Reporter Editor for marketwatch.com. “The special committee expects to provide a further update concerning the process associated with Mr.”The special committee’s grant of authority provides that no Going Private Transaction will be consummated without the approval of the special committee,” the electric car company said in a statement.The stock has climbed 22% over the past three months, while the S&P 500 SPX, +0.52% has gained…

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