Pakistani Taliban Deputy Leader Killed by US Drone

The prohibited Pakistani Taliban confirmed Monday (12/2) its deputy leader was among several militants killed in a recent American drone attack near the disastrous Pakistani border with Afghanistan.

In announcing the death of Khan Said Sajna, a spokesman for Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, TTP, said the drone attack before dawn occurred on February 8 in Gorwek, North Waziristan.

Although American officials rarely respond to drone anti-terrorism operations in Pakistan, the isolated tribes there and the Pakistani intelligence officials at that time confirmed Sajna and his troops were returning from the nearby Khost province of Afghanistan when missiles fired by unmanned drones about their vehicles.

Read also: Drone Attack US in Pakistan's Tribal Areas, 7 People Killed

The slain commander is believed to have taken refuge in Khost da n has links to the Haqqani network accused of launching a broad-based terrorist attack against local troops and US-led forces in Afghanistan. His assassination, analysts say, is a big blow to the TTP.

Sajna is wanted by Washington for his role in terrorist attacks against Americans. Pakistani authorities have also searched for plans for a major terrorist attack in the country and masterminded a 2012 jail prison in the northwestern town of Bannu that frees 400 inmates including prominent militants. [gp]

FBI Deputy Director, Andrew McCabe Backward

Andrew McCabe, the number two in the FBI who has often been criticized by President Donald Trump for his alleged political bias, has resigned from the bureau a few weeks before his retirement in March, an FBI official said Monday (29/1). [19659002] McCabe, an FBI veteran for 22 years and for the past two years has been deputy director of the agency, plans to retire next March when he is eligible to receive a full pension allowance. But the official said McCabe decided to take early retirement, starting Monday, and would not return to work.

The official did not want to be named and gave no further details.

McCabe has been the main target of Trump and Party criticism Republicans against the investigation of Russian involvement, in part because his wife – Jill McCabe – received a donation of hundreds of thousands of dollars from a political action committee headed by former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, for his campaign of nomination as a Senate member who later failed.

McCabe briefly served as the FBI's interim director last year after Trump abruptly dismissed the then FBI director James Comey – who according to reports for handling an inquiry on Russia.

Christopher Wray, a former assistant attorney general, was sworn in as new director of the FBI last August. Last week Axios, a news site, reported that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had pressed [Wray] to dismiss McCabe, but Wray threatened to resign if McCabe was dismissed.

Trump denied that Wray threatened to resign by saying "he will do the job which is good. "[em/ii]

McCabe's FBI Deputy Director is rumored to be retiring in 2018

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, the focus of criticism of President Donald Trump and the Republican Faction in Congress within a year, plans to retire in 2018.

McCabe, aged 49 year old is the number two official on the FBI and has acted as director after Trump sacked FBI director James Comey in May. According to the paper, McCabe plans to retire once it qualifies for retirement in March.

Shortly after the Washington Post published it, Trump reiterates earlier criticism that McCabe's wife Jill, who failed to run for Virginia Senate in 2015, 700 thousand dollars by ally Hillary Clinton. It happened when Andrew McCabe was involved in an investigation into Clinton using a personal email server during his tenure as a foreign minister.

The FBI says McCabe is just beginning to oversee the investigation of Clinton after his wife's Senate campaign is over. According to the Virginia Public Access Project, two major donations received by Jill McCabe, totaling nearly $ 700,000, are from the political action commission of Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, Democrat and Clinton friend, and Virginia Democrat.

Trump, on vacation at his Florida resort, in his second Saturday, writes "FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is racing against time for full benefits 90 days more? !!!"

The FBI spokesman declined to comment. [ka]

US Deputy Attorney General Bela Mueller Related to 2016 Presidential Election Investigation

US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told lawmakers Wednesday he had no reason to dismiss Robert Mueller, who led a special investigation into the possible involvement of Donald Trump's campaign team with Russia in the 2016 presidential election .

Rosenstein testified before the House of Justice Committee the day after the release of hundreds of text messages containing anti-Trump comments between two FBI officials in Muelle's investigative team, raising questions about the impartiality of the law enforcement agency.

Rosenstein, who raised Mueller and overseeing his team's work, facing questions about Mueller from Democratic committee member Jerrold Nadler.

The question of the integrity of the special team's investigation came after the FBI counter-intelligence agent Peter Strzok was dismissed last summer from the Mueller team after the discovery of short messages sent by Strzok to Lisa Page, an FBI lawyer assigned to assist the agency team -agents FBI and prosecutors investigating Russia's involvement in elections.

The message, first revealed in a news report earlier this month, was given to the Congressional committee.

Trump and Republican lawmakers use it to allege that the FBI has been politically polluted and says the conclusions made by Mueller's team are unreliable. [sp/ii]

President of Trump Plans to Candidate AD Retirees to be Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

American President Donald Trump plans to nominate Andrea Thompson to become Deputy Secretary of State for international arms and security oversight.

Thompson currently serves as a special advisor to the Office of Policy Planning at the Department of Foreign Affairs. Previously he served in the White House as vice presidential assistant and national security advisor to the vice president.

Thompson has also served in the American Army for over 25 years, with assignments including in Afghanistan, Iraq and Bosnia.

also serving as executive officer for the army deputy minister, senior military advisor to the House Foreign Affairs Commission, and senior figures in the Army Strategic Studies group. [sp]