Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee paid for political research into Donald Trump that produced a dossier of allegations about his ties to Russia, which the FBI is working to corroborate. President Trump responded to this by calling it “phony stuff”. He also posted a quote on Twitter that he attributed to Fox News, which suggested that he is the victim in this ordeal.
Long-haul carriers Air France, Cathay Pacific, EgyptAir, Emirates and Lufthansa all agreed to run security interviews of all passengers on U.S.-bound flights starting Thursday. The airlines have different methods as to how the interviews will take place, such as having forms for travelers to fill out to being questioned by airline employees.
A joint U.S.-Niger team was ambushed on a routine mission to meet local tribal leaders and work with the Niger forces, leaving four Americans dead. A senior defense official disclosed that the U.S. military believes someone in a Niger village may have tipped off attackers to the presence of the U.S.-Niger forces in the area, resulting in the fatal ambush.