Comey: No Evidence of Wiretapping
FBI Director James Comey says he has no information to support President Trump’s claims of wiretapping at Trump Tower as allegedly ordered by former President Obama. Appearing before the House Intelligence Committee today, Comey says that no president could order a wiretapping operation against anyone. And Comey added that neither the FBI nor the NSA sought a court order to wiretap Trump Tower at anytime. Trump had tweeted in part that the alleged wiretapping amounted to “McCarthyism.” Comey joked that he tries to avoid any “isms.”
Gorsuch Confirmation Hearings Underway
Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court-nominee Neil Gorsuch are underway in the Senate. The 49-year old Gorsuch is appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. President Trump nominated Gorsuch to replace Justice Antonin Scalia. Meanwhile, Democrats are taking aim at the federal judge. California Democrat Dianne Feinstein said the judiciary panel must decide if Gorsuch is a “reasonable” mainstream conservative judge, or not. The Gorsuch hearings could run three or four days. Scalia’s seat has been vacant for so long because Senate Republicans refused to consider President Obama’s nomination of federal judge Merrick Garland last year.
Student Stabbed Outside PG County HS
A student has been stabbed outside a Prince George’s County high school. Authorities say the student got into a verbal argument with a former student this morning at Crossland High School in Temple Hills. The fight escalated until the adult suspect allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed the teen. The victim was taken to the hospital with non-fatal injuries. The suspect has been taken into custody.
Suspect In Deadly Baltimore Firebombing In Custody
A man wanted for a deadly firebombing in Baltimore is in custody. City police say Antonio Wright has turned himself in. Wright is accused of tossing two Molotov cocktails into an East Baltimore rowhouse early Saturday morning. Two teenagers died in the fire and six other people were injured. Police dubbed Wright “Public Enemy Number One.”
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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.