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Russia Considers Handing Over Snowden as a “gift” to President Trump

U.S. intelligence agencies have obtained information that reveals Russia may consider giving up Edward Snowden as a “gift” to President Donald Trump who has previously titled the former-NSA employee a “spy” and a “traitor” who should be executed.

A senior U.S. official reported the information; they also reviewed multiple waves of highly sensitive intelligent reports which reveal the Russian consideration. The source claims that the Snowden handover is one of the multiple plans Russia has to “curry favor” with President Trump. An additional source from the intelligence community confirmed later that the information regarding the Russian conversations and ploys had been acknowledged since the inauguration.

Snowden’s ACLU lawyer, Ben Wizner, reported that they are uninformed regarding any potential plans to deport the man to the United States.

“Team Snowden has received no such signals and has no new reason for concern,” Wizner explained.

Former deputy national security adviser  Juan Zarate heavily requested that the Trump administration be extremely careful regarding the acceptance of any potential Snowden offer from Vladimir Putin, Russia’s President.

“For Russia, this would be a win-win. They’ve already extracted what they needed from Edward Snowden regarding information, and they’ve certainly used him to beat the United States over the head regarding its surveillance and cyber activity,” Zarate warned.

“It would signal warmer relations and some desire for greater cooperation with the new administration, but it would also no doubt stoke controversies and cases in the U.S. around the role of surveillance, the role of the U.S. intelligence community, and the future of privacy and civil liberties in an American context.”

“All of that would perhaps be music to the ears of Putin.”

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Trump Calls New York Times Fake News, Again.

This early morning, President Donald Trump tweeted at New York Times stating that they are “fake news.”

The tweet reads, “after being forced to apologize for its bad and inaccurate coverage of me after winning the election, the FAKE NEWS @nytimes is still lost!”

It’s uncertain what motivated the Trump’s statements, but we think it because the New York Times published a story yesterday night regarding Trump’s continuous personal ties to his business dealings even after the president’s decision to put his two sons in charge of the business.

Trump has numerously criticized the Times primarily due to their coverage of the 2016 election.

The Times have not issued an apology for their coverage of Trump throughout the 2016 election, but they did email subscribers describing that they underestimated Trump’s chances of winning.

Trump has called many other media networks “fake news” such as CNN, NBC News, and Buzzfeed. Tweets that claim these networks are “biased” but Fox News has yet to receive the titled “fake news” despite their obvious confirmation bias aired daily.

 

Learn How A Car Accident Lawyer Can Help You

I’ve Just Been Involved In A Vancouver Car Accident, What Now?

Washington State, like all other American states, experience the devastating effects of car accidents. In fact, car accidents continue to be the deadliest accident of them all, car accidents cause the most deaths and severe injury annually than any other accident type. In 2005 alone, about 2 million people were injured from car accidents, while about 40 thousand died in 2006 as result of a car accident, the National Highway Safety Transportation Administration reveals. It is believed the leading cause of car accidents is negligence; people who speed, talk and drive or text and drive, eat, or are under the influence while driving are considered negligible drivers. Negligence isn’t the sole cause of car accidents; other reasons include: weather conditions, construction, car malfunctions, animal interference, or road conditions could potentially be the cause of a car accident. Being involved in a severe car accident can be one of the most if not the most difficult times of your life; it’s important you know what to do after you’ve been in a car accident.

Seek Medical Assistance

The first course of action would be to seek medical attention immediately after a car crash; regardless if there are not apparent afflictions on your body, it’s better to be safe than sorry, plus if you need medical treatment it supports your case if you plan on pursuing legal action. If you delay medical treatment, attempting to file a claim to earn compensation will be a lot more harder and could be dismissed entirely.

Gather Any Documents For Evidence

If you do not to be immediately transported to a hospital, gather any evidence such as receipts, referral, photos and insurance information from the other party. Photos are especially helpful in supporting your case.

Do Not Admit Fault

Undoubtedly, the hugest mistake a car accident victim can make is to apologize for the crash at the scene or admit fault to an insurance company. If you do this, your case is practically ruined. Instead of admitting fault, simply gather personal and insurance information, take photos and submit a police report.

Hire a Car Accident Lawyer

Tackling Washington’s complex legal system can be a daunting task, thankfully, individuals have given their lives to the study and practice of personal injury law and are here to help you get back on your feet. Vancouver car accident attorneys from Posner Law are here to help you obtain potential legal compensation for your car accident injuries and help you put the pieces of your life back together. If your or a loved one have been in an accident, contact Posner Law today to learn whether you should pursue legal action, call 360-558-3595 or visit their website today to schedule your free consultation.

Three Solid Reasons to Start Social Security at Age 65

The earliest a person can begin drawing Social Security is at the age of 62. A person will face a deduction in benefits when he or she takes Social Security at that earlier point in time. The age at which Americans can draw full Social Security benefits is 66 or 67 depending on when an individual was born.

Recent news reports maintain that 65 is the right age for a person to begin drawing Social Security benefits. These media stories put forth three reasons why 65 is an ideal age to start receiving Social Security benefits.

Full Retirement Age is Not Far Off

A primary reason why drawing Social Security at age 65 is a safer bet than at an earlier age. Because 65 is only one to two years from full retirement age, the amount of benefit deduction will not be as significant as when a person takes the advantage at the earliest possible age, which is 62. In other words, the trade-off between beginning benefits a year or two more initial offsets the downside of facing a lifetime reduction in money paid to a person through the program.

Medicare Eligibility Commences at 65

Another prime reason why beginning to draw Social Security benefits at age 65 is Medicare starts at the same time. Although not perfect, Medicare does provide decent healthcare coverage for Americans over the age of 65.

The combination of commencing Medicare coverage and Social Security benefits at 65 can make financial sense for many people. Although there will be a bit of a reduction in Social Security benefits when they are commenced at 65, a person can at least rest assured that he or she will have decent health care coverage through the Medicare program.

Still Young Enough to Enjoy Life

Retiring at 65 is at a point in life at which an individual can still actually enjoy life. A person retiring at the age of 65 is at a juncture at which he or she can engage in a variety of activities that may not be possible as a person ages.

Consult a Financial Adviser

As part of the process of determining when a person should begin to draw Social Security benefits, an individual should seriously consider consulting a financial adviser or a retirement planning professional located near a Social Security Office. This type of assistance can prove to be an invaluable resource to a person making retirement decisions, including when to start drawing Social Security benefits.

Fatal Accident In Vancouver, WA

 

A Vancouver, WA man was killed when a BNSF Railway train smashed into his vehicle near Southeast Evergreen Highway around 9 p.m.

Police stated the man was 54 years old and a Vancouver area resident and multiple blunt force traumas were the cause of death.

It is unclear why the vehicle was on the train tracks causing the collision with the oncoming train.

This story was first reported in the Columbian.

Woman And Her Two Babies Survive Anaheim T-Bone Collision

A girl was rushed to a local hospital along with a newborn baby and a toddler after a vehicle struck the female’s car after running a red light at Euclid Street and Ball road this Thursday, according to police authorities.

Sgt. Daron Wyatt, the Anaheim police and fire department spokesman, announced that a black Honda Accord flew through the intersection at about 11 Thursday morning, and collided with the woman’s white Toyota Solara and an additional silver Honda Accord.

According to Sgt. Wyatt, the woman that was driving the white Solara sustained minor injuries but was required to be brought to a hospital as a trauma patient due to collision mechanics. He assured the children were not injured. The person driving the silver Accord also suffered minor injuries but was not transported to a hospital, he explained.

The man driving the black Honda Accord lost conscious along with his female passenger. The cause of the incident is still being investigated, however, police are not convinced drugs or alcohol played a role in the collision. All the injuries victims received are considered nonlife threatening.

Have you suffered either emotional, physical or financial hardship as a result of someone else’s negligent driving? You may be entitled to earn legal compensation with the help of an experienced Orange County car accident attorney from the law offices of Guldjian Law APC. We are able to assist you in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accident and more. Time is crucial, you cannot wait. California’s statute of limitation states that you have up to two years since the date of the accident to file a claim against another person, this window is significantly reduced to six months if you plan on pursuing legal action against the state or other government entity.

Guldjian Law has successfully represented clients from Orange County for years.   Click here to learn more about  Anaheim accidents and to schedule your free first-time legal consultation to sit with a professional legal representative who will determine whether your case can be successfully presented in a California court of law. Do not hesitate, you owe it to yourself to have someone fighting relentlessly for your rights.