Andrew Peek, the top Russia expert on President Trump’s national security staff, left his job last week for unknown reasons just three months after he was hired, and was escorted from the White House grounds. Peek’s predecessors, Tim Morrison and Fiona Hill, both testified in the impeachment inquiry.
A court-appointed adviser to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has rejected FBI Director Christopher Wray’s proposed plan to ensure the bureau does not repeat the 17 mistakes outlined in the inspector general’s report into the 2016 surveillance of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. David Kris said the FBI’s plan was “insufficient and must be expanded and improved.”
The National Archives and Records Administration has apologized for doctoring an image of participants in the 2017 Women’s March in order to blur at least four signs that were critical of President Trump. The organization said it wanted to avoid “political controversy,” but after the alterations became public, its officials said they would display the original photo (above).
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The Virgin Islands government has sued to force the estate of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein to forfeit two islands near St. Thomas worth $86 million. The suit says Epstein trafficked hundreds of young women and girls, some as young as 11, to the islands.