Wed Nov 1, 2023 Unbiased headline news in 60-seconds – The Biden administration urged Congress on Tuesday to approve its $105 billion national security supplemental request, which includes support for both Israel and Ukraine.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken cautioned that separating funding for Ukraine from support for Israel might embolden adversaries such as Russia and Iran. “For our adversaries — be they states or non-states — this is all one fight and we have to respond in a way that recognizes that,” Blinken told a Senate panel on Tuesday.
Federal prosecutors charged a New York resident and two Canadian citizens on Tuesday with exporting millions of dollars in technology to Russia, including components allegedly used in military gear seized in Ukraine.
In a criminal complaint, the Department of Justice alleged that 52-year-old Salimdzhon Nasriddinov of Brooklyn, along with 37-year-old Nikolay Goltsev and 32-year-old Kristina Puzyreva, both of Montreal, Canada, participated in a global procurement scheme on behalf of sanctioned Russian entities.
A 20-year-old Jordanian national living in Texas allegedly trained with others of a “radical mindset” to “possibly commit an attack” after illegally obtaining firearms, according to federal investigators.
Court documents reveal that Sohaib Abuayyash, who at one point traveled to the U.S. on a Palestinian passport, was arrested in Houston on Oct. 19 after investigators said he had been “conducting physical training” and “trained with weapons to possibly commit an attack.”
The House Ethics Committee announced on Tuesday that it will reveal its “next course of action” in its investigation into embattled Representative George Santos by November 17th.
The update from committee leaders comes ahead of a possible floor vote on a resolution to expel the New York Republican from Congress as federal charges against him accumulate.