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The News

May 17, 2017

It’s Wednesday, the midpoint of the week. Yesterday, The New York Times broke news that President Trump requested that former FBI director James Comey cease the Bureau’s investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and Flynn’s ties to Russia during a meeting with Comey back in February, according to an internal memo that the FBI kept on the details of the director’s meetings.

Meanwhile, anonymous intelligence officials revealed that Israel was the source of the intelligence report unceremoniously disclosed to Russian diplomats by President Trump; homeland security advisors are debating the expansion the current ban on laptops on flights from selected Middle Eastern nations to include European and American airlines; federal officials will release Private Chelsea Manning from a military prison today after having her sentence for leaking intelligence cables to WikiLeaks back in 2010 commuted by former President Obama; and the Boston Celtics won the no. 1 overall pick in upcoming the NBA draft.

Finally, check out our NBA Conference Finals preview breaking down the remaining games before the Finals begin in June.

Cheers,

The Wonks Team


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