Fiancé of Wall Street big killed by shark slams diving company

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Rohina Bhandari, right, died during a shark attack. Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal, left, blames the diving company she was with.

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Rohina Bhandari, right, died during a shark attack. Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal, left, blames the diving company she was with.  (2014 Getty Images)

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Grieving father detonates grenades at son’s killer’s murder trial, injures 7

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Grieving father detonates grenades at son’s killer’s murder trial, injures 7

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A grieving father reportedly detonated two grenades during the murder trial of the man accused of killing his son.

A grieving father reportedly detonated two grenades during the murder trial of the man accused of killing his son.  (Dnipropetrovsk Police Department)

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Matt Lauer fired from ‘Today’ due to ‘inappropriate sexual behavior’ in the workplace

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Matt Lauer fired from ‘Today’ due to ‘inappropriate sexual behavior’ in the workplace

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On the same day the giant Christmas tree is being lit outside NBC studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City, the network dumped one of its biggest stars.

“Today” show co-host Matt Lauer was fired Wednesday due to inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace, an incident “Today” honchos said they learned about just two days ago.

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Possible North Korea defectors may be occupants of skeleton-filled ghost ship found on Japan coast

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North Korean defector makes dangerous escape across DMZ

A skeleton-filled ghost ship carrying the remains of eight ill-fated seafarers washed ashore on Japan’s North Korean-facing coast, the Japanese Coast Guard said Monday — days after the body of a suspected North Korean man and parts of another wrecked wooden craft were discovered on a Japanese island.

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Saudi Arabia’s crown prince calls Iran’s supreme leader ‘new Hitler of the Middle East’

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Saudi Arabia’s crown prince calls Iran’s supreme leader ‘new Hitler of the Middle East’

Fox NewsSaudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was the "new Hitler of the Middle East."

 

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was the “new Hitler of the Middle East.”  (AP/Reuters)

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VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing vets

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This combination of file photos provided by their families shows some of the hundreds of U.S. veterans of the Vietnam War who suffered from cholangiocarcinoma, a rare bile duct cancer believed to be linked to liver fluke parasites in raw or poorly cooked river fish.

This combination of file photos provided by their families shows some of the hundreds of U.S. veterans of the Vietnam War who suffered from cholangiocarcinoma, a rare bile duct cancer believed to be linked to liver fluke parasites in raw or poorly cooked river fish.  (AP)

Veterans returned to the U.S. after fighting in the jungles of Vietnam a half century ago, but hundreds of them may be dying from a silent bullet — a slow-killing parasite living in the men decades after the war, a new study revealed.

Liver flukes, parasites that infect a human when raw or undercooked fish is eaten, are being investigated as the cause of a rare bile duct cancer among veterans who served in the Vietnam War. It could take years for symptoms to show up, but when they do, the host is left with tremendous pain and given just a few months to live.

The Department of Veterans Affairs this spring commissioned a small pilot study to look into the link between liver flukes and the cancer. More than 20 percent of the 50 blood samples submitted to the study came back positive or bordering positive for liver fluke antibodies, said Sung-Tae Hong, the tropical medicine specialist who carried out the tests at Seoul National University in South Korea.

Gerry Wiggins, who served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969, agreed to take part in the study even though he didn’t have any symptoms. The 69-year-old said he has already lost friends to the disease. To his surprise, liver fluke antibodies were detected in him.

“I was in a state of shock,” he said. “I didn’t think it would be me.”

SALMONELLA POISONING SYMPTOMS AND WARNING SIGNS

Further tests showed two cysts on his bile duct what could develop into cancer known as cholangiocarcinoma. They were removed and Wiggins is doing well.

Everyone who tested positive for the antibodies was notified, Northport VA Medical Center spokesman Christopher Goodman told the Associated Press. Goodman would not comment on the findings. The parasites infect about 25 million people worldwide, mostly in Asia. It’s very uncommon among Americans.

The parasites can be killed in infected humans through drugs during the early stages. But they can also live in humans without treatment for decades because no symptoms show up — much like veterans who fought in the jungles of Vietnam during the war. Over time, swelling and inflammation of the bile duct can lead to cancer. Jaundice, itchy skin, weight loss and other symptoms appear only when the disease is in its final stages.

FILE - This Sept. 7, 2016 file photo shows a display of preserved liver fluke parasites at the Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand. A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet. Test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia. The Department of Veterans Affairs this spring commissioned a small pilot study to look into the link between liver flukes ingested through raw or undercooked fish and a rare, bile duct cancer that usually takes decades for symptoms to appear. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)

Preserved liver fluke parasites at the Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand.  (AP)

Mike Baughman, 65, who has bile duct cancer that his doctor said was “more likely than not” caused by liver flukes, was granted a claim for service-related benefits early this year after being denied three times. Baughman was probably infected when his unit ate uncooked fish in the Vietnam jungle after they ran out of rations. He gets about $3,100 a month and said he’s relieved to know his wife will continue to receive benefits after he dies. But he remains angry that other veterans’ last days are consumed by fighting the same government they went to war for as young men.

“In the best of all worlds, if you came down with cholangiocarcinoma, just like Agent Orange, you automatically were in,” he said, referring to benefits granted to veterans exposed to the toxic defoliant sprayed in Vietnam. “You didn’t have to go fighting.”

“Personally, I got what I needed, but if you look at the bigger picture with all these other veterans, they don’t know what necessarily to do,” he said. “None of them have even heard of it before. A lot of them give me that blank stare like, ‘You’ve got what?'”

The VA study, along with a call by Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of New York for broader research into liver flukes and cancer-stricken veterans, began after The Associated Press raised the issue in a story last year. The reporting found that about 700 veterans with cholangiocarcinoma have been seen by the VA in the past 15 years. Less than half of them submitted claims for service-related benefits, mostly because they were not aware of a possible connection to Vietnam. The VA rejected 80 percent of the requests, but decisions often appeared to be haphazard or contradictory, depending on what desks they landed on, the AP found.

The number of claims submitted reached 60 in 2017, up from 41 last year. Nearly three out of four of those cases were also denied, even though the government posted a warning on its website this year saying veterans who ate raw or undercooked freshwater fish while in Vietnam might be at risk. It stopped short of urging them to get ultrasounds or other tests, saying there was currently no evidence the vets had higher infection rates than the general population.

“We are taking this seriously,” said Curt Cashour, a spokesman with the Department of Veterans Affairs. “But until further research, a recommendation cannot be made either way.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

 

Border agent killed, partner injured by illegal immigrants using rocks, report says

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Illegal immigrants reportedly assaulted two U.S. Border Patrol agents with rocks, killing one and seriously injuring another Sunday near the southern border with Mexico.

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Michelle Parker: 6 years after Florida mom disappeared, ex-fiancé is prime suspect

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Michelle Parker: 6 years after Florida mom disappeared, ex-fiancé is prime suspect

Michelle Parker, left, disappeared six years ago after an episode aired on "The People's Court," showing Parker sparring with her ex-fiancé, Dale Smith, right.

Michelle Parker, left, disappeared six years ago after an episode aired on “The People’s Court,” showing Parker sparring with her ex-fiancé, Dale Smith, right.

Michelle Parker had no interest in watching her appearance on “The People’s Court” when it aired on a November afternoon six years ago, telling family members she was embarrassed about the broadcasted dispute with her ex-fiancé over a lost engagement ring.

Hours later, the hardworking and popular bartender and mother of three vanished — never to be seen or heard from again.

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Downhill Skier David Poisson Dies at Age 35 After Training Crash

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Downhill Skier David Poisson Dies at Age 35 After Training Crash

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015 file photo, France's David Poisson celebrates his third place after completing a men's World Cup downhill in Santa Caterina Valfurva, Italy. French downhiller David Poisson died on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 following a training crash in Canada. The French skiing federation said in a statement that the 35-year-old Poisson, who won a bronze medal in the downhill at the 2013 world championships, was training in the Canadian resort of Nakiska for World Cup races in North America. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati, file)

Downhill skier David Poisson died at the age of 35 after a training crash Monday.

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Researchers Catch Prehistoric Frilled Shark in Trawler Net

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Scientists running a trawling net in waters off the resort of Portimão, Portugal netted a creature that dates back 80 million years ago.

According to BBC News, the researchers working for the Institute for the Sea and Atmosphere called it a “living fossil” because remains have been found that date back 80 million years.

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Roy Moore turmoil prompts talk of Luther Strange write-in campaign in Senate race

 

Roy Moore turmoil prompts talk of Luther Strange write-in campaign in Senate race

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GOP Sen. Luther Strange, left, was defeated by Roy Moore, right, in the Alabama Senate primary.

GOP Sen. Luther Strange, left, was defeated by Roy Moore, right, in the Alabama Senate primary.  (Reuters/AP)

Outgoing GOP Sen. Luther Strange is being urged to mount a write-in campaign in Alabama’s Senate special election next month amid the fallout over a bombshell report that Republican nominee Roy Moore pursued romantic relationships with teenagers as an adult.

Among those encouraging Strange to consider a write-in campaign is Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who famously won as a write-in candidate in 2010 after being defeated in the Republican primary. A spokeswoman for Murkowski told Fox News the Alaska senator thinks Moore should step aside if the allegations are true and Strange should seek the seat as a write-in.

Strange, who was appointed to Alabama’s Senate seat when then-Sen. Jeff Sessions vacated it to become attorney general, was defeated by Moore in a bruising run-off in September. He was seen talking with Senate Majority Mitch McConnell on the Senate floor after the story broke Thursday afternoon.

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Mexican citizen executed in Texas for decades-old killing vows he ‘will be back for justice’

 

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Mexican citizen executed in Texas for decades-old killing vows he ‘will be back for justice’

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At right, Ruben Ramirez Cardenas, who is set to be executed. At left, Mexico's Deputy Foreign Minister for North America Carlos Manuel Sada Solana speaks at a news conference about the case.

 

At right, Ruben Ramirez Cardenas, who is set to be executed. At left, Mexico’s Deputy Foreign Minister for North America Carlos Manuel Sada Solana speaks at a news conference about the case.  (AP/Reuters)

The Mexican citizen executed Wednesday night for killing his 16-year-old cousin wrote in a handwritten statement that he will be back for justice, “You can count on that!”

Ruben Ramirez Cardenas, 47, was given a lethal injection after several federal court appeals failed to halt his punishment for the February 1997 killing of Mayra Laguna, 16. She was abducted from her family’s apartment and beaten to death.

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Woman fired after flipping off Trump’s motorcade

 

Woman fired after flipping off Trump’s motorcade

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FILE 2017:  President Trump's motorcade drives through New York City during the United Nations General Assembly.

FILE 2017: President Trump’s motorcade drives through New York City during the United Nations General Assembly.  (Reuters)

The woman who flipped off President Trump’s motorcade last month said Monday that she was fired on Halloween for violating her employer’s code of conduct policy — but she vowed she would do it all over again if given the chance.

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Man critical after he was beaten with a baseball bat

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Man critical after he was beaten with a baseball bat

Police process a crime scene after a man was critically injured after he was beat with a baseball bat at the corner of Palmer Road and Pulaski Street in Hermosa on the Northwest Side on Oct. 31, 2017.

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200 feared dead after tunnel collapses at North Korean nuclear test site, Japanese TV claims

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200 feared dead after tunnel collapses at North Korean nuclear test site, Japanese TV claims

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Reports of ‘unusual’ wartime preparations in North Korea

Greg Palkot reports on the alleged evacuation drills in the region.

About 200 people are feared dead in North Korea after underground tunnels at a nuclear test site that was feared to be unstable reportedly collapsed, crushing 100 people in the initial cave-in and 100 others when the tunnels again gave way on top of rescuers.

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Report: Two Navy SEALs eyed in strangulation of Green Beret in Mali

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Report: Two Navy SEALs eyed in strangulation of Green Beret in Mali

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An Entire Rhino Herd Decimated By Greedy Poachers Who Even Took What’s Left Of The Ones Already Dehorned

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Clinton mum on Fusion GPS scandal as Dems’ dossier denials pile up

Clinton mum on Fusion GPS scandal as Dems’ dossier denials pile up

The Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee paid more than $9 million to a law firm that, in turn, retained the political consultants who commissioned the now-infamous Trump dossier.

But nobody at the top is copping to knowing a thing about it.

Hillary Clinton is conspicuously silent on the new revelations, while Clinton World gives mixed messages about her knowledge. Her top campaign spokesman says “she may have known,” while an anonymous source is telling reporters she only learned about the dossier after BuzzFeed News published it early this year.

‘[Clinton] may have known, but the degree of exactly what she knew is beyond my knowledge.’

– Ex-Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon

“I don’t know what she knew or did not know,” House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., told “Fox & Friends” on Thursday, adding: “I would find it pretty interesting if her campaign was making decisions at that level that she didn’t know about.”

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., said he can’t believe Clinton or a top official like then-campaign chairman John Podesta was not aware.

“You don’t lay out that kind of money in a campaign unless you know” how and why it’s being spent, he told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.”

Clinton, though, hasn’t personally spoken up, and the rest of the Democratic brass are treating the dossier like a freelance project gone rogue.

A spokesman for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., who led the DNC at the time, told Fox News on Wednesday that, “She did not have any knowledge of this arrangement.”

A DNC official stressed that current Chairman “Tom Perez and the new leadership of the DNC were not involved in any decision-making regarding Fusion GPS, nor were they aware that Perkins Coie was working with the organization.”

In a carefully worded response, former Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon told CNN on Wednesday that he didn’t personally know – but left the door open as to his boss’s awareness.

Democratic Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz speaks before introducing Vice President Joe Biden at a meeting with Jewish community leaders at the David Posnack Jewish Community Center in Davie, Fla., Sept. 3, 2015. (REUTERS/Joe Skipper)

A spokesman for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., said the former DNC chair had “no knowledge” of the arrangement with Fusion GPS.  (Reuters)

“I don’t know. I haven’t asked. I haven’t spoken to her,” Fallon said. “She may have known, but the degree of exactly what she knew is beyond my knowledge.”

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The Washington Post reported this week — and Fox News confirmed — that the political consulting firm Fusion GPS was retained last year by Marc E. Elias, an attorney representing the DNC and the Clinton campaign. The firm then hired former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele to write the now-infamous dossier.

Seeking to clarify who knew what when, Fallon suggested on CNN that the campaign could have cleared the law firm to commission “some kind of research” – but as for the decision to retain Fusion GPS and Steele, Clinton “may or may not have been aware.”

The controversial dossier contained unverified and lurid allegations about dirt the Russians had on then-candidate Donald Trump and his campaign’s possible connections to Moscow.

Trump has long denied the claims, and he and his allies are now trying to turn the tables on Democrats who have alleged Trump-Russia collusion during the campaign.

“They’re embarrassed by it, but I think it’s a disgrace,” Trump told reporters on Wednesday. “It’s a very sad commentary on politics in this country.”

But Fallon, seeing the coverage of his own remarks on CNN, pushed back on Republicans highlighting his suggestion that Clinton might have known about the dossier.

“So what if she did? Looking forward to the RNC reaction when the identity of the GOP funder comes out,” he tweeted, in reference to reports that an unnamed Republican client paid for the research before the Democrats stepped in.

Fallon has remained defiant over the revelations, comparing the project to the kind of “oppo research” that “happens on every campaign.” In a statement, he said, “here you had probably the most shadowy guy ever running for president and the FBI certainly has seen fit to look into it. I probably would have volunteered to go to Europe myself to try and verify if it would have helped get more of this out there before the election.”

But the developments could raise legal problems

The Campaign Legal Center, a watchdog group, filed a complaint Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission accusing the DNC and Clinton’s campaign committee of breaking campaign finance law by failing to accurately disclose the money spent on the Trump-Russia dossier.

“Questions about who paid for this dossier are the subject of intense public interest, and this is precisely the information that FEC reports are supposed to provide,” Brendan Fischer of the Campaign Legal Center said in a statement to Fox News.

According to the Post, that money was routed from the Clinton campaign and the DNC through the law firm Perkins Coie and described on FEC reports as legal services.

But the Campaign Legal Center described the FEC reporting as “misleading.”

“Payments by a campaign or party committee to an opposition research firm are legal, as long as those payments are accurately disclosed,” Fischer said. “But describing payments for opposition research as ‘legal services’ is entirely misleading and subverts the reporting requirements.”

Fox News’ Judson Berger, Brooke Singman, Alex Pappas and Mike Emanuel contributed to this report. 

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Fusion GPS fallout: DNC, Clinton, FBI take heat after bombshell that Dems funded Trump dossier

Fusion GPS fallout: DNC, Clinton, FBI take heat after bombshell that Dems funded Trump dossier

The bombshell revelation that Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund the controversial anti-Trump dossier last year has lawmakers and the media asking tough questions about how the dubious document was used by the highest levels of U.S. law enforcement – and why Democrats “lied” about its origins.

In the midst of a court case that threatened to reveal the dossier’s funding, it emerged overnight that political consulting firm Fusion GPS was retained last year by Marc E. Elias, an attorney representing the DNC and the Clinton campaign. The firm then hired former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele to write the now-infamous dossier.

The Washington Post first reported on the connections, which were confirmed by Fox News.

 

Not only did the Clinton campaign and DNC fund the firm through the end of October 2016, but the FBI reportedly arranged to pay Steele to proceed with intelligence gathering on Trump and Russia after Trump’s election. That deal was later nixed after the former intelligence officer was identified in news reports.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said Wednesday that his biggest questions concern to what extent the FBI relied on that document to launch its Russia probe.

“My focus has always been whether or not the Department of Justice and the FBI relied upon an unsourced CI document to launch a counterintelligence investigation,” he told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.” “I want to know whether the nation’s premier law enforcement agency relied on a document that looks like the National Enquirer prepared it. … And if they relied upon an unsourced, un-vetted document to launch a really important investigation … then I think our country is big enough to handle that truth.”

He noted that representatives with Fusion GPS pleaded the Fifth in a Capitol Hill appearance last week.

“Usually people plead the Fifth when they think the answer’s going to get them in trouble,” he said.

Further, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said at a Washington, D.C., event on Wednesday that the FBI has been “stonewalling” Congress’ request for documents, voicing frustration about learning this information through the media.

“The FBI needs to comply with the documents request that Congress has on their desk right now and they need to do it immediately,” Ryan said.

The controversial dossier contained unverified and lurid allegations about dirt the Russians had on Trump and his campaign’s possible connections to Moscow.

Perkins Coie was paid $5.6 million in legal fees by the Clinton campaign in a time period ranging from June 2015 to December 2016, The Post reported, citing campaign finance records. The DNC also paid the firm $3.6 million for “legal and compliance consulting” going back to November 2015.

Sources told The Post that neither the Clinton campaign nor the DNC specifically directed Steele’s work, labeling the intelligence officer simply as a Fusion GPS subcontractor.

But after the Post story broke, reporters with The New York Times blasted Elias and others on Twitter, accusing them of denying the connection for months.

“When I tried to report this story, Clinton campaign lawyer @marceelias pushed back vigorously, saying ‘You (or your sources) are wrong.’” New York Times reporter Kenneth Vogel tweeted.

“Folks involved in funding this lied about it, and with sanctimony, for a year,” Times reporter Maggie Haberman tweeted.

Former Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon boasted on Twitter that, while he didn’t know about Steele’s hiring before the election, “If I had, I would have volunteered to go to Europe and try to help him.”

He added, “I have no idea what Fusion or Steele were paid but if even a shred of that dossier ends up helping Mueller, it will prove money well spent.”

But he defended Elias on the issue of whether he denied the funding connection, tweeting: “Dont know what Elias may have said but if he was coy, he was prob just being a good lawyer honoring confidentiality.”

Haberman countered: “’coy’ is not responding at all. ‘Your sources are wrong’ is a bit different.”

The Democratic National Committee, meanwhile, stressed that only that the current leadership was not involved in the arrangement.

“Tom Perez and the new leadership of the DNC were not involved in any decision-making regarding Fusion GPS, nor were they aware that Perkins Coie was working with the organization,” DNC Communications Director Xochitl Hinojosa said in a statement. “But let’s be clear, there is a serious federal investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, and the American public deserves to know what happened.”

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 Family of soldier killed in Niger wants to know if ‘mistakes were made’

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The brother of Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright, one of four U.S. soldiers killed in an ambush in Nigerearlier this month, said he wants to know if the military may have made mistakes that ultimately led to his brother’s death.

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“Even with adequate resources, a fully manned team and armored vehicles, these brave men would have been lucky to exit this situation with their lives,” Will Wright said in a statement released on Tuesday. “Our hope through this tragedy is to discern where, if any, mistakes were made and to fix them going forward.”

The statement came just hours after the Defense Department, which is investigating the Oct. 4 attack, provided the first official timeline of the events that led up to the ambush.

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A soldier stands on the border of Niger. (file photo)

Wright, 29, and three other U.S. soldiers — Sgt. La David Johnson, 25; Staff Sgt. Bryan Black, 35 and Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Johnson 39 — were killed after their unit came in contact with a larger unit of local tribal fighters associated with ISIS, according the department.

Five Nigerien partner troops were also killed in the confrontation, the department said.

In a Monday briefing, Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he still had major questions about the “tough firefight,” such as whether the unit’s mission changed at the last minute and if the troops had adequate intelligence, equipment and training.

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“We owe you more information; more importantly, we owe the families of the fallen more information, and that’s what the investigation is designed to identify,”” Dunford said. “Did the mission change? It’s a fair question.”

Wright’s family said it is aware of the DoD’s ongoing investigation and “anxiously anticipated the release of more information regarding the attack.”

“We will wait patiently and work with our government and military, not against them, to find answers,” Will Wright said, speaking on behalf of his family. “In short, nothing that comes from this report will bring our Warriors back, but it can help to educate and prepare future Operators to better combat our enemies.”

“We do not blame the Army or the President; war is hell, and even the best laid plans go to the wayside when the first bullet flies,” he added.

ABC News’ Matt Foster contributed to this report.

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