Dubai police have arrested foreign hackers who targeted five senior White House officials in a blackmail email scam. Maj. Saud al-Khalidi of the Dubai police said that an "African gang" broke into the emails of the five senior officials and "got highly confidential information." The U.S. asked Dubai police for assistance.
After the best quarter for US stocks since 2015, global equities have started off Q2 on the right foot, despite caution about the upcoming meeting between President Trump and China's Xi Jinping later this week, and Fed Minutes which are expected to be more hawkish than the FOMC statement.
With the Senate Intelligence Committee’s hearing on Thursday, this determination to squelch any dissenting American views as “Russian disinformation” moved up a notch. The craziness has now become the focus of an official Senate investigation into Russian “meddling” in American political life. We have taken another step down the path of a New Cold War that blends a New McCarthyism with a New Orwellianism.
"Serious questions need to be asked. Why did FBI head James Comey outsource his job to CrowdStrike, and why did he heap praise on the company? Something stinks here, and the FBI needs to be held to account."