DHS says ‘no specific credible threat’ to music venues in US

The Department of Homeland Security said Monday there is “no specific credible threat” involving music venues in the United States, but that the public “may experience increased security” around public places and events. DHS said that they are closely monitoring the explosion at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena in the UK that…

White House official ties Manchester blast to 2013 UK terror attack

White House official Sebastian Gorka suggested on Twitter late Monday that the fatal blast in Manchester could be timed with the date of another fatal attack in the U.K. four years ago.  Gorka tweeted, “Manchester explosion happens on 4th anniversary of the public murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby. Dates matter to Jihadi terrorists.” Rigby was…

Sessions says sanctuary cities risk losing DOJ, DHS grants

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Monday that any move to withhold federal funding to “sanctuary cities” would be limited to federal grants controlled by the Justice and Homeland Security departments.  But, in a memo, the attorney general made clear that cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration officials will risk that funding.  …

Michael Flynn: Documents show ex-security adviser lied about foreign payments, House Democrat says

The House oversight committee’s top Democrat said Monday that documents he’s reviewed suggest that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn lied to federal security clearance investigators about the source of payments Flynn received from a Russian state-sponsored television network. In a letter to the committee’s chairman, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., says Flynn told investigators during…

Supreme Court strikes down 2 NC congressional districts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina Monday because race played too large a role in their creation. The justices ruled that Republicans who controlled the state legislature and governor’s office in 2011 placed too many African-Americans in the two districts. The result was to weaken African-American voting…

Flynn to invoke Fifth Amendment, rebuff Senate panel subpoena

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn plans to invoke his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination and rebuff a Senate panel subpoena, Fox News confirms. Flynn’s decision comes less than two weeks after the Senate intelligence committee issued a subpoena for Flynn’s documents as part of the panel’s investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election. …