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Sessions, Rosenstein, Rachel Brand

Rachel Brand, No. 3 at DOJ, Will Step Down

Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand, number three at the Justice Department under Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, will resign her post, DOJ announced Friday.

A video grab dated 19 June 2001 shows members of Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden's Al-Qaeda, or 'The Base', organization training with AK-47 (Kalashnikov) sub-machine-guns in a video tape said to have been prepared and released by bin Laden himself. The United States was on alert on 23 June as reports came from the Middle East that bin Laden's fighters were preparing to hit US and Israeli interests around the world. Copies of the video tape, which shows him as well as Al-Qaeda guerrilla fighters training at their al-Farouq camp in Afghanistan, have been circulated to a limited number of Islamists. AFP PHOTO/Yasser Al-ZAYYAT (Photo credit should read /AFP/Getty Images)

Saudi Alumnus of Al-Qaeda Training Camp Arrested in Oklahoma for Visa Fraud

Naif Abdulaziz M. Alfallaj, an immigrant from Saudi Arabia who has been living in Oklahoma for years, was arrested on Monday and charged Tuesday with visa fraud and making false statements to the FBI. At issue was his attendance at one of al-Qaeda’s most notorious training camps in 2000 — the same camp that trained four of the 9/11 hijackers.

Steve King

Steve King’s Memo Warning: ‘Watch Closely for Barack Obama’s Fingerprints’

“Watch closely for Barack Obama’s fingerprints,” said Rep. Steve King (R-IA) on Saturday, suggesting the recent alleged partisan weaponization of state surveillance powers could be connected to the 44th president. “[Democrats and their allies] will defend Barack Obama at all costs, and they’ll defend Hillary Clinton almost at all costs unless they have to sacrifice her to protect Barack Obama,” he added.

A cleaner walks past TV sets showing Russian President Vladimir Putin during his annual live call-in show in a shop in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 15, 2017. Putin had his annual live call-in show, a TV marathon lasting for hours in which he is widely expected to declare his intention to seek another term in 2018, comment on the latest opposition protest and talk about Russia-U.S. ties and other issues. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr.)

Report: Russia Begins Registering Media as ‘Foreign Agents’

Sources within the Russian parliament said on Monday that foreign media organizations would soon be required to register as agents of foreign governments, with a possible outright ban to follow. The move is seen as retaliation against the United States for sanctions on Russia over interference in the 2016 presidential election.