News Roundup 1/23/17

  • Trump’s CIA pick Mike Pompeo says he is open to waterboarding and other forms of torture. [Link] Pompeo has not yet been confirmed by the Senate. [Link] Trump Fyle
  • David Hastert demands that money he paid to a man that he sexually abused be repaid. Hastert gave the money to a man in returned for the man not reporting the sexual abuse. The man received the money, and the sexual abuse was discovered by authorities. [Link]
  • The EPA denies damage claims totaling $1.2 billion dollars. The claims resulted from the EPA polluting US waterways with toxic chemicals. The EPA does not deny being at fault for the damages but claims immunity from having to pay them. [Link]
  • Police responding to a robbery, shot the homeowner and not the robber. [Link] Police Fyle
  • Trump uses a targeted drone strike for the first time. It is reported the strike killed three al-Qaeda members in Yemen. [Link] Drone Fyle
  • Trump will not be sending a delegation to attend the Syrian peace talks. Trump reports this is due to the transition and being unable to deal with the Syrian peace talks at this time. The US Ambassador to Kazakhstan will attend the peace talks. [Link] Syria Fyle

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