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Judicial Watch presents documents revealing McCain’s subcommittee staff director urged IRS to engage in “financially ruinous” targeting

As became known, Judicial Watch released newly obtained internal IRS documents, including material revealing that Sen. John McCain’s former staff director and chief counsel on the Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee, Henry Kerner, urged top IRS officials, including then-director of exempt organizations Lois Lerner, to “audit so many that it becomes financially ruinous.”

House of representatives approves defense budget freezing weapon sales to Turkey

The bill for the US defense budget was finally approved in the House of Representatives, which includes an amendment that provides for the freeze of defense equipment delivery to Turkey until the Pentagon has drafted and delivered a special report to Congress on US-Turkey relations.

The result of the vote (351-66) shows cross-party support in the draft law itself and in the individual amendment concerning Turkey.

The next steps are for the Senate to agree and the President to sign the bill.

US may ban sale of F-35 to Turkey

American lawmakers have introduced a new bipartisan bill seeking to ban F-35 deliveries to an "increasingly hostile and authoritarian" Turkey, partly because of Ankara's decision to purchase Russia's missile defense systems.

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