On Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders roiled the political world by announcing the revocation of former CIA head John Brennan’s security clearance.
The move has raised concerns that President Donald Trump has abused the power of the presidency to exact revenge for a personal slight.
On Fox News Wednesday, host Shepard Smith laid out the evidence that Trump is retaliating against Brennan for criticizing him.
“I want to go through a series of back and forths,” Smith said, before running down the Twitter fight between the President and former CIA director.
“It’s not presidential to take on Omarosa,” Smith quoted Brennan as saying.
“So to say that there’s not a pattern here of back and forth suggesting that this might be retaliation by the president doesn’t seem outside the realm of possibility given the evidence,” Smith concluded.
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Iran probes seized UK-flagged tanker — Britain to hold emergency meeting
ran warned Sunday that the fate of a UK-flagged tanker it seized in the Gulf depends on an investigation, as Britain prepared for an emergency security meeting on Tehran's action.
Iranian authorities impounded the Stena Impero with 23 crew members aboard off the port of Bandar Abbas after the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized it Friday in the highly sensitive Strait of Hormuz.
Video footage released by Iran showed the Stena Impero tanker being surrounded by speedboats before troops in balaclavas descend a rope from a helicopter onto the vessel.
In an audio recording of a radio exchange, an Iranian officer can be heard ordering the tanker to change course "immediately".
For Cubans — a day at the beach is no easy task
Cuba's constitution guarantees its people access to its beaches, but many locals are unable to enjoy the island's pristine white sands and crystal clear blue waters.
While foreign tourists flock to such paradisiacal Havana sites as Varadero, which was this year named the second most-beautiful beach in the world by American travel website TripAdvisor, Cubans are typically found elsewhere.
"Not many tourists come here," said 43-year-old Rey Gonzalez, who was enjoying a day at Guanabo, a beach east of the capital.
Guanabo's sand isn't as white and the water not quite as clear as Varadero's, but that mattered little to Gonzalez, who was there with his family.