Mourners Gather For Bush Funeral, NRCC Hacked During U.S. Midterms, Senators Call For Action Against Saudi Arabia, And More

Mourners Gather For Bush Funeral, NRCC Hacked During U.S. Midterms, Senators Call For Action Against Saudi Arabia, And More
  • ​Mourners and all former living U.S. presidents are gathered in Washington, D.C., this morning to pay their last respects to former U.S. President George H.W. Bush. The 41st president died over the weekend, and his funeral service is being held at the Washington National Cathedral with a visible police presence in place. ​

  • Thousands of House GOP campaign sensitive emails were exposed to a hacker during the 2018 midterm campaigns, according to party officials. “The email accounts of four senior aides at the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) were su​rveilled for several months,” Politico reports. “The intrusion was detected in April by an NRCC vendor, who alerted the committee and its cybersecurity contractor. An internal investigation was initiated, and the FBI was alerted to the attack, said the officials, who requested anonymity to discuss the incident.”

  • After a briefing by the CIA, U.S. Republican senators are more convinced that Saudi Arabian Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told CNN they would introduce new legislation that would rebuke the prince and could potentially limit the U.S. role in the war in Yemen.

  • Former CBS CEO Leslie Moonves misled investigators and destroyed evidence to preserve his reputation and a severance deal, according to a report prepared for the company’s board that was obtained by The New York Times. The findings mean that CBS has justification to deny Moonves his $120 million severance package. 

  • In other news, an earthquake struck the southern Pacific Ocean, prompting warnings of possible tsunamis; UK Prime Minister Theresa May is locked in a power struggle with Parliament over the final shape of the Brexit deal; prosecutors recommend former U.S. national security adviser Michael T. Flynn serve little to no jail time for his cooperation with the special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation; and foreign trolls are targeting veterans on Facebook.