November 2017

The Hill: Ted Lieu grills Sessions in hearing: 'You're lying' to either the House or the Senate

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) on Tuesday grilled Attorney General Jeff Sessions during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee, peppering the nation's top cop with questions about his past statements about meeting with Russian officials.

During the questioning, Lieu suggested that Sessions lied to lawmakers when he failed to disclose the meetings during his confirmation hearing after being asked about contacts between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

“You did have communications with the Russians last year, isn’t that right?” Lieu pressed.

Los Angeles Times: Sessions said his omission of meetings from a security form was not intended to mislead

Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions insisted Tuesday that he omitted mention of meetings with the then-Russian ambassador when he filled out security forms because he had been advised that senators need not list official meetings.

Sessions said he was told by his executive assistant that, given the volume of meetings senators take part in, “we were not required to list” them on forms that asked for any communication with foreign officials.

The attorney general said he thought that approach “was reasonable.”

Daily Bruin: West LA congressman holds event to raise awareness of veterans’ issues

After serving in the Navy for almost five years, Tatiana Medina said she did not receive proper treatment at Veterans Affairs medical centers in the United States after her service.

Medina, who served as an operations specialist aboard the USS Mount Whitney, said she had to wait three to nine months before seeing a doctor.

REP LIEU RELEASES LETTER FROM FORMER DEPUTY COMMANDER OF US FORCES KOREA ON HIS ASSESSMENT OF WAR WITH NORTH KOREA

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) released the following letter from Lt. Gen. Jan-Marc Jouas, the former Deputy Commander of US Forces Korea, outlining the operational challenges of a war with North Korea.

In the letter, Lt. Gen. Jouas writes:

Associated Press: ‘Bleak’ assessment of toll of destroying North Korea nukes

WASHINGTON — A ground invasion of North Korea is the only way to locate and destroy, with complete certainty, all components of leader Kim Jong Un’s nuclear weapons program, according to a Pentagon official.

“It is the most bleak assessment,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Sunday.

Two House Democrats, in a letter to the Pentagon, had asked about casualty assessments in a possible conflict with North Korea, and Rear Adm. Michael J. Dumont of the Joint Staff responded on behalf of the Defense Department.

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