FBI said to classify evidence that it doubted ‘dossier’ before seeking FISA warrant

FBI said to classify evidence that it doubted ‘dossier’ before seeking FISA warrant

by WorldTribune Staff, December 6, 2018 The FBI was aware that the intelligence community had concerns about the so-called Trump “dossier” before it was used as evidence to secure a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant against Carter Page, a report said. The warrant opened the way for widespread surveillance against the Trump campaign. The […]

Maine GOP candidate’s win is erased by state’s new ‘rank voting’ system

Maine GOP candidate’s win is erased by state’s new ‘rank voting’ system

by WorldTribune Staff, December 6, 2018 The Republican candidate who received the most votes in the midterm election in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District has since seen his win slip away due to the state’s new “rank voting” system. In the “rank voting” system, voters on Nov. 6 selected their first, second, and third choices in […]

After 28 years, U.S. restores ‘permanent diplomatic mission’ in Somalia

After 28 years, U.S. restores ‘permanent diplomatic mission’ in Somalia

by WorldTribune Staff, December 6, 2018 The United States on Dec. 4 said it has restored a “permanent diplomatic presence” in Somalia for the first time since clan warlords overthrew the ruling government and ignited civil war in 1991. “This historic event reflects Somalia’s progress in recent years and is another step forward in formalizing […]

Mueller applauds Flynn as ‘exemplary’ after ruining his life

Mueller applauds Flynn as ‘exemplary’ after ruining his life

by WorldTribune Staff, December 5, 2018 For nearly two years, special counsel Robert Mueller held hostage the life of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, sapping his finances and reportedly threatening to level new charges against him, or even members of his family. A 13-page, heavily-redacted memo released by Mueller’s team on Dec. 4 said […]

Iran challenged on fate of thousands of dissidents secretly executed

Iran challenged on fate of thousands of dissidents secretly executed

by WorldTribune Staff, December 5, 2018 A human rights group has asked the United Nations to investigate and bring to justice those responsible for the executions of thousands of political dissidents in Iran in the summer of 1988. London-based Amnesty International, in a Dec. 4 report, called on the UN to establish an “independent, impartial […]

Kaching! Democrats land 1,800 House jobs that pay six figures plus

Kaching! Democrats land 1,800 House jobs that pay six figures plus

by WorldTribune Staff, December 5, 2018 Upon taking over control of the House in January, Democrats will add about 1,800 staffers to the congressional payroll. The pay is six figures for most, and for committee aides can reach $172,500. About 1,000 of the staffers will take House committee positions as lawyers, administrators, and communicators, the […]

Tribal fighters join U.S.-backed forces in assault on last ISIS stronghold in eastern Syria

Tribal fighters join U.S.-backed forces in assault on last ISIS stronghold in eastern Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, December 5, 2018 U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are battling to retake the last remaining Islamic State (ISIS) stronghold in eastern Syria. SDF forces have been joined by several hundred local tribal fighters in battling ISIS for control of Hajin, in the Syrian province of Deir el-Zour. Hajin “is the last bastion […]

NASA scientist: Tiny aliens of the non-carbon-based kind may have already visited Earth

NASA scientist: Tiny aliens of the non-carbon-based kind may have already visited Earth

by WorldTribune Staff, December 4, 2018 It’s possible that extraterrestrials have already visited Earth and humans never even noticed, a NASA scientist said. “The size of the ‘explorer’ might be that of an extremely tiny super-intelligent entity,” Professor Silvano P. Colombano of NASA’s Ames Research Center in California wrote in a recently published paper on SETI […]

Unreported: Trump won backing at G-20 for WTO reform

Unreported: Trump won backing at G-20 for WTO reform

by WorldTribune Staff, December 4, 2018 World leaders at the G-20 Summit supported U.S. President Donald Trump’s call to reform the World Trade Organization (WTO). The G-20 leaders ended their two-day meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Dec. 1 with a statement acknowledging that the 23-year-old WTO is in need of repair. “The [multilateral] system is […]

Grassley grills FBI over raid of whistleblower on its Clinton-Russia-Uranium probe

Grassley grills FBI over raid of whistleblower on its Clinton-Russia-Uranium probe

by WorldTribune Staff, December 4, 2018 Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley demanded FBI Director Christopher Wray explain why the bureau raided the home of a recognized whistleblower who had reportedly provided documents to the Department of Justice related to the Uranium One scandal. The whistleblower, Dennis Cain, reportedly produced documents regarding the FBI’s failure […]