1 Mass Fentanyl Overdose In CA
Officials say one man is dead and a dozen more have been hospitalized after an apparent mass-overdose in Northern California. According to police, paramedics responded to a home in Chico Saturday morning – they found one man dead, and four others in critical condition. The group ranged in age from 19- to 30-years-old. Chico Police Chief Mike O'Brien said it appears the overdose was a result of ingesting fentanyl combined with some other substance. In fact, two police officers were also treated after they started to feel some effects from exposure. “Every indication — talking to medical staff, talking to doctors — everything is consistent with a fentanyl or fentanyl similar-type overdose,” O’Brien told reporters. “That will be confirmed in the coming days with some more sophisticated testing.”
2 Trump Concealed Details Of Meeting With Putin
President Trump’s alleged “relationship” with Russian President Vladimir Putin just got way more complicated – at least in appearances. The “Washington Post” is reporting that Mr. Trump took a number of steps to keep his meetings with Putin secret – even from his own administration. According to “The Post,” Trump took the notes from his translator after a 2017 meeting in Germany and told the linguist not to inform members of the government or other U.S. officials what they talked about. Other government officials learned of that after they asked the linguist for information on the meeting. So you understand, details of presidential meetings with other heads of state are usually shared across the government to coordinate policy and message. Officials tell the “Post” that there are no such records of the five face-to-face meetings Trump has had with Putin during the past two years. For his part, Mr. Trump says he's willing to share exactly what was said in his face-to-face meetings with Putin. The President made the comments Saturday night in a phone interview with Fox News's Jeanine Pirro. Among other things, Pirro asked Trump directly if he’s ever worked with the Russian government. "I think it's the most insulting thing I’ve ever been asked,” he replied. “I think it's the most insulting article I’ve ever had written. And if you read the article, you'd see that they found absolutely nothing."
3 Jeh Johnson Says Partial Shutdown Is Causing Anger And Resentment
Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is warning lawmakers over the negative effects the government shutdown is causing. On CBS' “Face The Nation,” Johnson said the ongoing shutdown has negatively affected the nation's security and likely led to "anger and resentment" among government employees. He says the people we depend on to secure our borders, look for contraband at courts, and check for explosives at the airports are losing trust in the government. About 25-percent of the federal government has been shuttered over an impasse between President Trump and congressional Democrats for border security funding. On NBC's Meet The Press, the Texas Republican said Democrats are to blame – by refusing to vote on issues they've moved on in the past. Cruz said President Trump is willing to compromise, but so far Democrats don't want to do that. He points out that Senate Democrats like Chuck Schumer of New York voted for 350 miles of additional border fencing and border security in 2013, but is unwilling to do so now.