{FD} Comey friend hints forthcoming report could be damning for Loretta Lynch

A "good friend" of former FBI Director James Comey's said he is "very much" looking forward to what the upcoming Justice Department inspector general report on the Clinton email investigation has to say about former Attorney General Loretta Lynch — the former Obama administration official now engaged in a war of words with Comey.

{FD} Obama national security spokesman: Trump ‘was handed a mess’ with Syria

Former President Barack Obama's National Security Council spokesman admitted President Trump "was handed a mess" with Syria, but added Trump still hasn't curbed the brutality of Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime.

{FD} California teacher put on leave for asking if schools would allow walkouts to protest abortion

California high school history teacher Julianne Benzel was put on paid leave after questioning in front of her students whether school administrations would let a group of students protesting abortion walk out of class in the middle of the school day like they did with students who did so on Wednesday in protests over school shootings.

{FD} Michael Wolff abruptly ends TV interview when asked about Trump affair allegation

Michael Wolff, author of the sensational Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House book, abruptly ended an interview with Australia's "Today" show after the anchor asked him about a rumor Wolff spread that President Trump was having an extramarital affair.

{FD} RNC chair: Raising gun purchase age to 21 is ‘on the table’

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel believes that raising the age to purchase a gun from 18 to 21 is "on the table" as Republicans toss out potential legislative ideas in response to last week's school shooting in Parkland, Fla. McDaniel said that while the top priority is to increase security in schools and the safety of students, raising the minimum age is something Republicans could support.

{FD} Parkland student: CNN gave me ‘scripted’ questions on guns

Colton Haab, a Junior ROTC student and survivor of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla. last week, said he going to participate in the CNN town hall Wednesday night, but decided not to when he said the network provided him with a list of “scripted questions.” "I expected to be able to ask my questions and give my opinions on my questions," Haab said told a local ABC affiliate, WPLG-TV.

{FD} Sen. Bob Casey: Mueller would be ‘mistaken’ to release final Russia report close to midterms

Sen. Bob Casey, R-Pa., believes it would be a mistake for special counsel Robert Mueller to release his final report on Russian interference in the 2016 election near the fall midterm elections.

{FD} Cold War-era B-52 bomber will outlive younger, sleeker rivals

The Air Force on Monday revealed its long-range plan to eventually jettison its supersonic B-1 and stealthy B-2 bombers earlier than planned while keeping the venerable B-52, an aging Cold War workhorse that first flew in 1954 and was last built in 1962, flying into the 2050s.