The two classified intelligence ‘position reports’, issued in 2018 and the summer of this year, circulated widely in the U.S. intelligence community, including the CIA, NSA, and Pentagon.
A billionaire from San Francisco sought clemency for a psychologist convicted of monetary crimes. The Republican donor Elliott Broidy and a lawyer for Jared Kushner were enlisted.
South Carolina’s attorney general says 29 inmates have been charged in connection with a state prison riot in 2018 that left seven inmates dead and 22 injured
‘I guarantee that’s how it’ll be run,’ president-elect says
Three Wessex Water employees and one contractor, understood to have been working on top of the silo, were killed when it exploded in Avonmouth yesterday morning.
‘Not forever’: Biden to ‘ask’ Americans to wear masks for ‘just 100 days’ as he taps Fauci to join his team as medical adviser
Presumptive US President-elect Joe Biden has called on immunologist Anthony Fauci to serve as his chief medical adviser and to join his pandemic response team, also urging Americans to don masks for the first 100 days of his term.
Biden said he tapped Fauci for the job after their first substantive meeting on Thursday, requesting that he continue his role as a top health adviser and to remain on the White House’s coronavirus task force, where he’s served under President Donald Trump since the team was created in January.
“I asked him to stay on the exact same role he’s had for the past several presidents, and I asked him to be a chief medical adviser for me as well, and be part of the Covid team,” Biden told CNN’s Jake Tapper during his first joint interview with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
In a CNN exclusive, Biden says he will take the COVID vaccine as a model to the nation, and that he spoke to Dr. Fauci today:
“I asked him to stay on in the exact same role he has had for the past several presidents. And I asked him to be chief medical adviser for me.” pic.twitter.com/Ug1l5yzihN
— The Recount (@therecount) December 3, 2020
Biden also stressed the need to wear face coverings to stem the spread of the virus, saying that he would not only “issue a standing order” mandating masks in certain settings – including federal buildings, buses and airplanes – but also call on the public to wear them for the first 100 days of his administration.
“I think my inclination, Jake, is on the first day I’m inaugurated… I’m going to ask the public for 100 days to mask. Just 100 days to mask, not forever,” he said, arguing that would “drive down the numbers considerably.”
Also on rt.com
Heading the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984, Fauci has become a controversial figure among skeptics of government lockdown policies, who’ve driven the “Fire Fauci” slogan to prominence. He has repeatedly drawn the ire of Trump over his less-than-rosy projections amid the pandemic, with the president reportedly dubbing him a “disaster” during an October campaign call.
The health official was further criticized by Trump’s backers after giving an interview to the Washington Post days before the 2020 election, where he praised Biden for “taking [the virus] seriously from a public-health perspective” while suggesting the president was largely concerned with “the economy and reopening the country.” Biden, for his part, said on Thursday that “you don’t have to close down the economy” so long as health officials give “clear guidance” to the public, cutting against a previous pledge to “shut it down” if “the scientists” recommended it.
Also on rt.com
Think your friends would be interested? Share this story!
Alexis Sharkey: Experts weigh in on circumstances surrounding Houston social media influencer’s death
Experts weighing in on the death of Houston social media influencer Alexis Sharkey said Thursday that investigators are now likely analyzing the woman’s final days and how her body appeared when it was found.
So, in the end, it was worth the wait.
The Queen’s loyal companion Vulcan, a dachshund-corgi cross, died a few weeks ago at Windsor, according to sources. It is not known how old the Dorgi was, or what he died of.