Retired four-star general admits leaking top-secret info to media

Retired four-star general admits leaking top-secret info to media

Washington, D.C. (CNN)The former vice chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff pled guilty in federal court Monday, admitting he lied to the FBI when questioned about whether he provided two journalists with top secret information in 2012. Retired four-star Gen. James Cartwright sat quietly with his attorney, former White House Counsel Gregory Craig, as Assistant US Attorney Leo J. Wise described the facts underlying the single charge of making false statements to federal…

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Melania Trump: Donald Trump was ‘egged on’ into ‘boy talk’

Melania Trump: Donald Trump was ‘egged on’ into ‘boy talk’

(CNN)Melania Trump defended Donald Trump in her first interview since the Republican nominee faced allegations of sexual misconduct, calling those accusations “lies” and saying Trump was “egged on” into “boy talk” during a 2005 tape in which he made lewd comments about women. “I believe my husband. I believe my husband,” she said in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Monday. “This was all organized from the opposition. And with the details … did…

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New Trump accuser: GOP nominee grabbed, kissed me

New Trump accuser: GOP nominee grabbed, kissed me

Washington (CNN)Another woman stepped forward Saturday to accuse Donald Trump of sexual assault, saying he kissed her without her consent at his estate in Florida. Cathy Heller joins a rapidly growing list of women who are accusing the GOP nominee of sexual assault in the week since a 2005 tape surfaced in which Trump bragged about being able to grope women and get away with it. Heller, now 63, said she met Trump at Mar-a-Lago…

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Donald Trump on India: ‘We’re going to be best friends’

Donald Trump on India: ‘We’re going to be best friends’

Washington (CNN)Donald Trump proclaimed Saturday that if elected, the US would be “best friends” with India, a comment that could cause consternation in Pakistan. “We’re going to be best friends,” Trump said of India during remarks at a Republican Hindu Coalition event. “There isn’t going to be any relationship more important to us.” The Embassy of Pakistan did not immediately respond to a CNN request for comment. However, in an interview with the Hindustan Times…

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US finds growing evidence Russia feeding emails to WikiLeaks

US finds growing evidence Russia feeding emails to WikiLeaks

Washington (CNN)There is mounting evidence that the Russian government is supplying WikiLeaks with hacked emails pertaining to the US presidential election, US officials familiar with the investigation have told CNN. As WikiLeaks continues to publish emails belonging to Clinton campaign chair John Podesta, US officials told CNN that there is growing evidence that Russia is using the organization as a delivery vehicle for the messages and other stolen information. The methods of the disclosures “suggest…

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US in Yemen: If you threaten us, we’ll respond

US in Yemen: If you threaten us, we’ll respond

Washington (CNN)Hours after the US struck three radar installations in Yemen in response to attempted attacks on a US Navy destroyer, Pentagon officials made clear they’ll hit back again if needed and Iran moved its own warships into nearby waters. “We want to make crystal clear if you threaten our forces, if you threaten our ships, we’ll respond,” Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said Thursday. He described the missile launches against the USS Mason as “a…

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Michelle Obama: The Clinton surrogate that could finish off Trump

Michelle Obama: The Clinton surrogate that could finish off Trump

(CNN)Not only has Michelle Obama delivered two of the best speeches supporting Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign, she also provided the Democratic nominee’s campaign its unofficial slogan. “When they go low,” Clinton says on the campaign trail, “We go high,” her supporters shout back. In 2008 and 2012, President Barack Obama’s campaign aides anointed Michelle Obama “The Closer.” This year, Hillary Clinton may well designate her most popular surrogate the starter, the reliever and…

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US strikes hit 3 radar sites in Yemen, Pentagon says

US strikes hit 3 radar sites in Yemen, Pentagon says

(CNN)Three US strikes hit radar sites in Yemen early Thursday, hours after missiles targeted the USS Mason warship in the Red Sea, the Pentagon said. The strikes were carried out in “self defense,” the Pentagon said. They come after two missiles targeted the US warship off the coast of Yemen on Sunday — but missed it and hit the water instead. The missiles were launched within 60 minutes of each other when the warship was…

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Two women accuse Trump of inappropriate touching

Two women accuse Trump of inappropriate touching

Washington (CNN)WARNING: This story contains graphic language. Two women told The New York Times in a report published Wednesday night that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump touched them inappropriately, allegations that were swiftly followed by a similar claim in People magazine. The Times reported that Jessica Leeds and Rachel Crooks each had encounters with Trump in which he groped or kissed them without their consent. One of the alleged incidents occurred in 2005, the other…

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Pence chides woman calling for ‘revolution’ if Clinton wins

Pence chides woman calling for ‘revolution’ if Clinton wins

Newton, Iowa (CNN)Indiana Gov. Mike Pence dissuaded a female supporter Tuesday from starting a revolution in the wake of a Hillary Clinton victory in a passionate exchange here in Iowa during a town hall. The woman, who identified herself as Rhonda, expressed concern about voter fraud in the upcoming elections saying that she was scared of the outcomes. “Our lives depend on this election. Our kids’ futures depend on this election and I will tell…

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