Trump's increasingly desperate, tortured claims about Mueller's Russia probe

  1. Trump’s increasingly desperate, tortured claims about Mueller’s Russia probe  Washington Post
  2. Where in the World Was Barack Obama?  Wall Street Journal
  3. Officials Dispute Trump’s Talk of an FBI Spy Planted in His Campaign  Bloomberg
  4. Donald J. Trump on Twitter: “Reports are there was indeed at least one FBI representative implanted, for political …  Twitter
  5. Code Name Crossfire Hurricane: The Secret Origins of the Trump Investigation  New York Times
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10 children found living in squalor; most were tortured for 'sadistic purpose,' authorities say

  1. 10 children found living in squalor; most were tortured for ‘sadistic purpose,’ authorities say  Los Angeles Times
  2. California couple charged with neglecting, torturing their 10 kids in feces-covered home  New York Daily News
  3. 10 kids removed from California home, but mother denies abuse  NBCNews.com
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Gina Haspel Ran the CIA Site Where My Client Had Been Tortured. Her Testimony Changed My Opinion of Her

  1. Gina Haspel Ran the CIA Site Where My Client Had Been Tortured. Her Testimony Changed My Opinion of Her  TIME
  2. McCain urges colleagues to reject CIA director nominee Gina Haspel  ABC News
  3. Dick Cheney: Restart enhanced interrogation programs  Politico
  4. The Daily 202: Why John McCain opposes Gina Haspel leading the CIA — and why it matters  Washington Post
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Long, tortured hunt for Golden State Killer leads to arrest of ex-cop

  1. Long, tortured hunt for Golden State Killer leads to arrest of ex-cop  Los Angeles Times
  2. Golden State Killer was nightmare neighbor who threatened to ‘deliver load of death’ over loud dog  New York Daily News
  3. The Latest: Man accused of serial killings is charged  WTHR
  4. UNKNOWN SUSPECT  Federal Bureau of Investigation
  5. After 40 years, persistence, publicity and DNA evidence pay off in East Area Rapist case  Sacramento Bee
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Saudi general 'may have been tortured to death' during Ritz-Carlton crackdown

Saudi general 'may have been tortured to death' during Ritz-Carlton crackdownA Saudi general may have been tortured to death and several wealthy businessmen were allegedly abused in captivity at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel during Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s recent crackdown on powerful figures in Saudi Arabia, according to a newspaper report. More than 200 businessmen, princes and government officials were detained in November and imprisoned at the luxury hotel in Riyadh in what the Saudi government said was an anti-corruption drive.  According to the New York Times, some of the powerful detainees may have suffered abuse at the hands of their captors as they were coerced into agreements to hand over billions of dollars to the Saudi government in return for their freedom.  Saudi Arabia has dismissed the allegations of abuse as “absolutely untrue”.  The most dramatic accusation involves Major General Ali al-Qahtani, an aide to a senior Saudi prince seen as a potential rival to the 32-year-old Prince Mohammed, who died in government custody in mid-December.  The report was published shortly before Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in the US for meetings with the Trump administration Credit: AFP PHOTO / Saudi Royal Palace / BANDAR AL-JALOUD Sources told the newspaper that the general’s “neck was twisted unnaturally as though it had been broken” and that his body had burn marks which appeared to be the result of electric shocks.  General Qahtani was taken to hospital in November but was reportedly returned to his interrogation after being seen by doctors. The government has not offered an official explanation for how he died.  The general’s death had been widely reported in Arab and Iranian media previously but not in detail. The US report comes shortly before Prince Mohammed, known by his initials “MBS”, is due in Washington for meetings with the Trump administration.  General Qahtani was an aide to Prince Turki bin Abdullah, a former governor of Riyadh who is from a rival line of the Saudi royal family to Prince Mohammed. Prince Turki was himself detained during the November crackdown on allegations of corruption. He was eventually released. The rise of MBS A further 16 detainees were allegedly left in need of medical treatment after their abuse. Some reportedly told family members they had been beaten, deprived of sleep, or interrogated with hoods over their heads.  “All allegations of abuse and torture of those investigated during the anti-corruption proceedings are absolutely untrue,” a Saudi official said.


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