News of the Day 05/10/2018

  • Retired FBI Agent Says Impending IG Report on FBI’s ‘7th Floor’ Under Comey Is “Worse Than Expected” …..
  • 2.2 Million Fewer People on Food Stamps Under Donald Trump …..
  • Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson donates $30 million to help block Democratic takeover of US House …..
  • Israel Launches 70-Missile Salvo, Hits Key Iranian Military Sites …..
  • JUDICIAL WATCH: Newly Released Emails Show FBI Advised Comey to Consult With Mueller Before June 2017 Testimony …..
  • Report: Facebook’s Lead Attorney Lied Under Oath to Congress …..

Retired FBI Agent Says Impending IG Report on FBI’s ‘7th Floor’ Under Comey Is “Worse Than Expected”   According to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, IG Horowitz will have his report completed in the next couple weeks.  Retired FBI agent and CNN analyst James Gagliano says sources are saying “it’s worse than expected.”  Sources tell TIME Magazine, Comey faces a punishing report from Inspector General Michael Horowitz.  Inspector General Horowitz opened a separate investigation into James Comey on April 20th over classified information stemming from his memo leaks.

2.2 Million Fewer People on Food Stamps Under Donald Trump   More than 2.2 million people have discontinued their participation in food stamps during President Trump’s first full year in office, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) data on food stamp enrollment.  The latest USDA data shows that since Trump’s first full month in office in February 2017—when food stamp enrollment was at 42,289,366— participation in the program decreased by 2,257,235 to 40,032,131.  The continued decline in enrollment during Trump’s first full year is on pace with the steady decline in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participation since 2013.

 Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson donates $30 million to help block Democratic takeover of US House   Las Vegas casino mogul and billionaire Sheldon Adelson donated $30 million to the House GOP-aligned Congressional Leadership Fund, Politico reported. The massive donation is intended to help boost the Republican Party’s quest to maintain control of the House during the midterm elections in November.

Israel Launches 70-Missile Salvo, Hits Key Iranian Military Sites   Fox News reported that Iranian forces based in Syria launched about 20 rockets on Wednesday aimed at Israeli military targets located in the Golan Heights region.  Israeli forces launched missiles at strategic locations in Syria, including the launcher from which the previous day’s Al Quds strike originated. Syrian sources claimed that the nation’s defense system was able to intercept “the large part” of the incoming Israeli missiles.

 JUDICIAL WATCH: Newly Released Emails Show FBI Advised Comey to Consult With Mueller Before June 2017 Testimony    Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch obtained new emails that show the FBI advised James Comey to consult with Mueller’s team prior to his June 2017 testimony.  According to previous news reports, James Comey’s testimony was ‘closely coordinated’ with Mueller.

 Report: Facebook’s Lead Attorney Lied Under Oath to Congress   Facebook’s general counsel Colin Stretch apparently offered false testimony before a congressional committee last year when asked about his company’s ability to access individual users’ personal profiles without their knowledge, according to LawAndCrime.com.