Trump to Tap Christopher Wray for FBI Director, ISIS Claims Tehran Attacks, Sessions Warns About 'Sextortion': A.M. Links



    Donald Trump will nominate Christopher A. Wray as the new director of the FBI, the president tweeted Wednesday morning. Here's Wray's bio from law-firm King & Spalding, where he's a partner.

  • ISIS is taking credit for Wednesday attacks on the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini's mausoleum in Iran's capital that have killed at least 12 people and "injured many more," according to the BBC. "Gunmen armed with Kalashnikovs entered the parliament on Wednesday morning. Images from the scene showed a major security operation as forces surrounded the building. Heavy gunfire could be heard. … Speaker Ali Larijani downplayed the events, describing it as a 'minor issue.'"
  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions is warning against the "sextortion" of America's children, a term I've also seen show up recently in federal legislation. Consider this an early warning of impending moral panic. And speaking of moral panics: "Human trafficking: as easy as ordering a pizza," according to U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio).
  • A federal court ruled against efforts to dismantle Connecticut's complicated and anti-competitive liquor-pricing regulations.
  • A woman is on trial in Massachusetts for allegedly bullying her boyfriend to suicide.
  • "An ICE detainer is not an order of the court," said Michigan's Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon, whose department will not comply with Immigration and Customs and Enforcement (ICE) requests to detain jail inmates beyond court-ordered releases dates. "You cannot hold a person based upon what ICE said. It's not a court. We're not a probable cause detention facility. Everybody that is committed to the jail is there upon the order of the court."
  • Is Trump violating the First Amendment by blocking people on Twitter?
  • Meanwhile, across the ocean:

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