Joe Biden faces a key test in South Carolina well-known

Columbia, South Carolina (CNN)After a few hymns, two Scripture readings and a rousing gospel song from the choir, Malcolm Kenyatta took the microphone at Reid Chapel AME Church here on a recent Sunday to address more worldly affairs: the state’s fast-approaching Democratic presidential primary.”If you’ve been paying attention, some people are saying that this election…

Ousted acting search for chief Maguire formally resigns from US authorities

Washington (CNN)Former acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire has formally resigned from US government service, a source familiar with the matter tells CNN.The office of DNI also officially announced the second-ranking official there, Andrew Hallman, stepped down Friday afternoon.President Donald Trump became irate in a meeting with Maguire last week for allowing lawmakers to…

President’s new personnel head tells agencies to respect out for disloyal staffers

(CNN)President Donald Trump’s new personnel chief told agency officials at a meeting on Thursday to expect staffing changes and movements across the government, people familiar with the meeting told CNN.A White House official said John McEntee, the President’s former body man who was elevated to run the presidential personnel office, made it clear his office…

Mulvaney slams ‘deep verbalize’ of executive employees undermining Trump

(CNN)President Donald Trump’s acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney railed against the so-called “deep state” during an appearance at the Oxford Union in the UK earlier this week, according to two attendees and quotes of his remarks provided to CNN.Asked whether a “deep state” of government employees is actively undermining Trump’s agenda, Mulvaney replied that…

Why Nevada could presumably shock us

(CNN)Finding a public poll of the Nevada caucuses has been like trying to find a needle in a haystack. There have been just eight polls released publicly over the last three months. Two of those were internal polls. Only five of those have been taken since the primary season began a few weeks ago, and…

Trump’s top trade adviser ‘looking out’ for anonymous op-ed creator

(CNN)President Donald Trump’s top trade adviser Peter Navarro said Friday he has been “hunting” for the author of the anonymous New York Times op-ed and the book, “A Warning,” but avoided the question when pressed about who, specifically, he believes to be the author.CNN reported Thursday that Navarro has been leading the charge inside the…

The US’s Russia nightmare is motivate

Washington (CNN)It’s happening again.America is blundering into a new Russia election-meddling hall of mirrors that’s already doing Moscow’s work: tearing fresh political divides and threatening to again tarnish democracy’s most sacred moment, a national election.Revelations Thursday about intelligence assessments that Russia has launched a new interference effort to help reelect Donald Trump — and the…

Russia is having a see to assist Trump preserve in 2020, election security real told lawmakers

Washington (CNN)The intelligence community’s top election security official delivered a briefing to lawmakers last week warning them that the intelligence community believes Russia is already taking steps to interfere in the 2020 election with the goal of helping President Donald Trump win, three sources familiar with the matter tell CNN.Last week’s briefing, led by election…