A suspected intruder was shot while trying to gain entry to a news station in Washington D.C. Monday afternoon, according to the station.
Fox 5 DC reports that the suspect was trying to get into their office in Friendship Heights when the incident took place.
Source familiar with the matter told ABC News that the suspect who was shot was known to law enforcement authorities and is believed to have a history of mental illness. D.C. police are investigating the incident and exactly what led the officer to discharge his weapon.
Washington D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to a 3:15 p.m. call and an ambulance was on the scene at 3:20 p.m.
The suspect has not been identified publicly.
Fox 5 reports that the suspect was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.
President Donald Trump joked on Monday he would nominate Hillary Clinton to the Supreme Court so she would get investigated.
“If you want the fake news to finally investigate Hillary Clinton, we will have to nominate Hillary Clinton to the United States Supreme Court,” Trump said. “How do you like that idea?”
The crowd at Trump’s rally in Houston, Texas booed.
Trump celebrated his two nominees for the Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch, and Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
He commented that Kavanaugh was a great man but suffered a brutal smear campaign from Democrats and the media.
“Can you imagine Hillary up there? That would take 3-4 years of questions,” Trump said with a grin.
Trump asked the crowd if they knew which president nominated the most Supreme Court justices, celebrating his record of nominating two Supreme Court Justices in just two years.
“No,” he joked. “Hillary Clinton did not make it.”
Trump then revealed that George Washington nominated the most Supreme Court Justices, as he was president during the first Supreme Court.
“We are getting close,” he said.
Trump said he needed the support of conservative senators like Ted Cruz in the Senate.
“At stake in this election is whether we continue the extraordinary prosperity we have achieved or whether we let the radical Democrat mob take a giant wrecking ball and destroy our country and our economy,” he said.
President Trump says he is “not satisfied” with Saudi Arabia‘s response to the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, days after the country admitted the Washington Post columnist died in its consulate in Istanbul, but claimed it was part of an interrogation.
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“I am not satisfied with what I’ve heard,” Trump told reporters at the White House Monday, adding that the Saudis must hurry up their investigation after they said they may need a month: “That’s a long time. There’s no reason for that much. Be faster.”
Seventeen days after the journalist and royal insider went missing in Turkey, Saudi Arabia admitted to culpability for Khashoggi’s death on Friday. But they said it was part of an intelligence operation to convince Khashoggi to return home to the kingdom that was not authorized by senior Saudi leadership and went wrong after Khashoggi tried to leave, was put in a choke-hold, and died.
While the explanation has been dismissed by many U.S. officials and members of Congress as not credible, Trump withheld judgment on Monday until top U.S. intelligence officials could return from a trip to the region. The CIA did not return a request for comment, but sources told ABC News that director Gina Haspel had traveled to Turkey on Monday.
“We have people over in Saudi Arabia now. We have top intelligence people in Turkey, and we’re going to see what we have. I’ll know a lot tomorrow,” he said, adding he had spoken to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman again, the young leader said to be the real power behind the throne. He’s suspected to be the one responsible for launching the plot against Khashoggi, although Saudi Arabia strongly denies that.
The president would not say whether he believes those denials in an interview with USA Today, but added he does still think it was “a plot gone awry.”
The stiffer tone from Trump, however, was softened by his continued defense of U.S.-Saudi economic relations and his expressed desire to not mess with it.
“I don’t want to lose all of that investment that’s being made in our country. I don’t want to lose a million jobs. I don’t want to lose a $110 billion in terms of investment,” he said.
During his visit to Saudi Arabia in May 2017, Trump signed an agreement with the Saudis for them to purchase $110 billion of U.S. weapons, although so far only $43 billion of that has been detailed.
Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, who has a close relationship with the Crown Prince, issued the same caution Monday, saying the administration was “in the fact-finding phase” still.
“We’re obviously getting as many facts as we can from the different places, and then we’ll determine which facts are credible, and then after that the president and the secretary of state will make a determination as to what we deem to be credible and what actions we think we should take,” he said during a forum hosted by CNN.
But he too stressed being “focused on what’s good for America, what are our strategic interests.”
To that end, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met with the Crown Prince Monday. While he canceled his participation in a major Saudi investment forum, he still flew to the capital Riyadh to discuss “combating terrorist financing, implementing Iran sanctions, Saudi economic issues and the Khashoggi investigation,” according to his spokesperson Tony Sayegh.
American diplomacy came as Turkey ramped up its investigation Monday, searching a car that belongs to the Saudi consulate, but was found in an Istanbul parking lot. CNN also aired surveillance video that Turkish authorities said showed one of the key suspects dressed in Khashoggi’s clothes leaving the back of the consulate shortly after he was killed. The suspect is reportedly now in Saudi custody.
It was yet another report citing anonymous Turkish authorities who have consistently leaked details of the investigation to the press to pressure Saudi Arabia and the U.S. But on Tuesday that will change as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan goes on the record with a major address before parliament.
In the first official comments from the Turkish government, Erdogan said he will reveal the details of Turkey’s investigation into the plot against Khashoggi: “It will be revealed in full nakedness.”
Erdogan’s spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin said Monday that while Turkey’s “ultimate aim, duty, and responsibility is to enlighten the incident in all its parts,” Saudi Arabia remains “an important country for us. It is a brotherly and friendly country… Of course, we would not want this to be harmed.”
But in what could be a tease of Erdogan’s speech, his political party’s spokesperson was much tougher and called Saudi Arabia’s operation “a brutally planned [killing] and efforts were made to cover it up. When we look at it through this frame, it’s a very complicated murder.”
ABC News’s Ben Gittleson contributed to this report.
Democrat Scott Wallace cursed during a debate in a synagogue against incumbent Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) in Pennsylvania’s 1st congressional district Sunday, dropping the “f-bomb” from the stage, considered a sacred space.
As the political climate continues to heat up, challenger Scott Wallace lost his cool during a debate with Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick. Sunday night at the Congregation Tifereth Israel in Bensalem, Wallace used an expletive and “dropped an f-bomb” in front of those attending.
“Ironically, there was a later question about the need for civility in politics,” Fitzpatrick told WBCB. “Well, a good start is to not use vulgarities in the sanctuary of a synagogue in the middle of a congressional debate.”
The sign outside the Congregation Tifereth Israel in Bensalem. Photo by Matt Mirro. Both candidates were standing on the synagogue’s ‘bimah,’ an elevated platform used for reading the Torah during services, when Wallace used the expletive. The outburst silenced the room, and Fitzpatrick was “stunned” Wallace made the comment.
In addition to Fitzpatrick, people in the synagogue and the moderator took exception with Wallace’s obscenity.
Wallace apparently used the f-word when Fitzpatrick challenged his facts on whether Fitzpatrick had voted to take away health insurance coverage from people with pre-existing conditions. (The Washington Post gave Wallace’s ad “four Pinnochios” — its worst rating — because Fitzpatrick voted to preserve coverage for pre-existing conditions.)
He later apologized, according to WBCB.
Wallace has offended Jewish sensibilities before — at least, pro-Israel ones. After the Forward — a left-leaning outlet — revealed that Wallace’s family foundation had donated $300,000 to radical groups advocating anti-Israel policies, a prominent local Democratic Jewish group withheld its endorsement. (It changed its mind when Wallace had “become educated” on the issue to its satisfaction.)
The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) launched an ad in June attacking Wallace’s positions on foreign policy issues, including the Iran deal:
The RJC and other local Republican leaders reacted to Wallace’s f-bomb on Sunday via Twitter:
The 1st district is rated a “toss-up” by the Cook Political Report. Breitbart News has listed PA-01 as one of twenty key House races to watch in the midterm elections, noting that Fitzpatrick had a narrow lead in recent polling.