Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Agenda: Graham says he'll subpoena FBI info; McMaster figures in 2004 audit of SCGOP; NCAAs today

Haley: "We cannot trust Russia"

Posted by Sam Spence on Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 10:55 AM

click to enlarge Graham greets Marine Gen. James Amos before a Senate committee meeting last year - ARMY NATIONAL GUARD PHOTO BY SGT. 1ST CLASS JIM GREENHILL
  • Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jim Greenhill
  • Graham greets Marine Gen. James Amos before a Senate committee meeting last year

President Donald Trump's first federal budget proposal is out. It includes boosts in defense spending and cuts to environmental and foreign aid spending. OMB Director Mick Mulvaney said his office went through Trump policy speeches in crafting budget priorities. Source: Reuters, McClatchy

Politico on the budget: "Ripped from [Steve] Bannon's nationalistic playbook"

Budget week also continues in S.C., and funding for the International African-American Museum planned for Charleston's waterfront could hinge on a bond bill working its way through the state legislature. Source: P&C

If the FBI doesn't respond to a letter sent by his subcommittee, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said yesterday that the Senate would subpoena agency information related to improper wiretaps on Trump Tower during the Obama administration, allegations leveled by the president on Twitter. Source: CNN

In an interview with Matt Lauer on TODAY, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley would not confirm that she and President Donald Trump are on the same page regarding their "distrust" for Russia and Vladimir Putin, saying that she doesn't want to speak for the president. She did say that the U.S. "cannot trust Russia. We should never trust Russia." Source: TODAY

P&C Scoop: State investigators are reportedly examining a 2004 internal audit of the S.C. Republican Party led by now-Gov. Henry McMaster which lays out a scheme to make party bank accounts appear flush with cash by temporarily moving money from accounts of longtime S.C. Republican operatives Rick and Richard Quinn into SCGOP accounts around the time Henry McMaster was up for re-election to lead the state party. The Quinns were named in a SLED report last year regarding potential ethics violations. Source: P&C

NCAA early rounds start today, including first and second rounds in Greenville's Bon Secours arena. Source: WSPA

This week, a Charleston jury awarded $1.3 million to a black couple this who accused S.C. state troopers of racial profiling and using excessive force during a 2012 traffic stop. Source: P&C

A federal judge has dealt state prosecutors another setback in a suit against the federal government over a plutonium processing project at the Savannah River Site near Aiken, S.C. Last month, the same judge ruled the state can't pursue $100 million in fines through federal courts. Source: AP


Tags: ,


Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Classified Listings

Powered by Foundation   © Copyright 2017, Charleston City Paper   RSS