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US intelligence turncoat gets 15 years for selling secrets to China

“A former U.S. intelligence officer has pleaded guilty to spying on behalf of China and agreed to a 15-year prison sentence, federal officials announced Friday” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Like the similarly-named Robert Philip Hanssen before him — the infamous former FBI agent who spied for the Russians from 1979 to 2001 — the Utah native was paid handsomely for the information.Chinese agents recruited Ron Rockwell Hansen in early 2014 and paid him hundreds of thousands of dollars.A new federal law bans the use of Chinese telecommunications systems by the U.S. government,…

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Lakers considered trading LeBron James during Anthony Davis saga

“On Saturday, during an ESPN on ABC broadcast, former NBA coach and ESPN commentator Jeff Van Gundy unpromptedly floated the idea of the Los Angeles Lakers trading LeBron James” writes Mar Pdt for silverscreenandroll.com. What if the Lakers privately kicked around the idea of trading James?. Moving on from James would also effectively end their pursuit of Davis because he and James share the same agent. Source: silverscreenandroll.com

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NBA trade rumors: ‘There’s no way’ Anthony Davis is being dealt to Lakers

“According to The Undefeated’s Marc Spears (via Pro Basketball Talk), there is “no way” the Pelicans will trade Davis to the Lakers” writes Sporting News for sportingnews.com. New Orleans could still trade Davis, and the Celtics are among the teams hoping to get the center in a deal.Now, is that to say the Pelicans don’t trade Davis to another team and then that team deals him to Los Angeles?. Davis’ agent, Rich Paul, told ESPN he would not sign an extension with the team and prefers to be traded. Source: sportingnews.com

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Two federal agents under investigation for sharing Ilhan Omar conspiracy theory

“Two federal agents are under investigation for sharing social media posts promoting a conspiracy that Rep” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Ilhan Omar took terrorism classes. “Hell just make her Director of National Security, obviously she not only took TERRORIST CLASSES, she sat in class WITH THEM!” one Homeland Security Investigations senior agent, Leslie Derewonko, said in a post referencing Omar. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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Border Patrol agent charged in alleged attempt to kill girlfriend during domestic dispute

“A U.S. Border Patrol agent based in South Texas has been charged with three felonies for allegedly attempting to kill his girlfriend during a domestic dispute Sunday, according to the Edinburg Police Department” reports washingtonexaminer.com. The off-duty agent then fled the scene and was taken into custody about 15 miles away in Weslaco, Texas. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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‘RAW-Romeo Akbar Walter’ Promo: John Abraham’s Patriotic Spy Thriller Drops At Just the Right Time

“The trailer revolves around an Indian agent played by John Abraham who is sent into a hostile territory, on a mission” writes Tanzim Pardiwalla for mashable.com. Check out the trailer here: The film is slated to be a spy thriller and offers an insight on the background of the Indo-Pak conflict.The film plot is based on Ravindra Kaushik, an ex RAW agent and his account of the 1971 war. Source: mashable.com

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Anti-Trump Secret Service Agent Leaving With Pay, Pension

“The premier organization for retired Secret Service agents, the Association of Former Agents of the U.S. Secret Service, also known as Old Star, quickly expelled her from its ranks” reports realclearpolitics.com. All agents who hold the top position in a Secret Service field office must hold the rank of GS15, which she did, according to multiple sources in the Secret Service community.Chuck Grassley released the results of a nearly four-year investigation of the U.S. Marshals Service, into which a flood of Secret Service agents have transferred in recent years.Lawyers who…

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Bryce Harper and Scott Boras are on the verge of the least satisfying nine-figure deal ever

“A few months ago, it seemed almost ridiculous for them not to test the free agent market” writes Tom Boswell Has for washingtonpost.com. Harper now appears on the verge of signing the least-satisfying $300 million deal in the history of money.Harper would never have become a free agent at all.Trea Turner becomes a free agent after 2022. Source: washingtonpost.com

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