SPLASH! Recap of the Weekend of December 17, 2016

News Making A Splash Today Will Have Ripple Effects Tomorrow

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FBI Agrees with CIA that Russian Hacks were Intended to Help Trump Win

Washington Post – It has been all over the news that the CIA thinks Russia hacked the DNC and others to help Donald Trump win the U.S. Presidential election. However, previously, the FBI’s thoughts were not so clear. Now, the Washington Post says that, according to unnamed officials, CIA Director John Brennan has said FBI Director James Comey and Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper agrees with the CIA that Russia used cyber warfare to tamper with the election results.

DEA Declares Cannabidiol a Schedule I Drug

TheDenverChannel.com – Last Wednesday the Drug Enforcement Agency declared that Cannabidiol (CBD), a marijuana extract, would be a Schedule I drug, effective January 13, 2017. Schedule I drugs are those defined as having no medicinal use and carry a high risk of potential abuse.

According to Westword, Hoban Law Group is already preparing to challenge the DEA’s scheduling. Partner Robert Hoban is hoping to work things out with the DEA outside of litigation, but does not rule out a lawsuit on the grounds that the DEA’s ruling is both illegal and exceeds their authority.


Written by Raven Payne

Recently awakened progressive in pursuit of truth in all things.

Raven Payne is an Editor and Writer for Progressive Army, and a member of its Editorial Board.

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Trump is Radical, But So is the GOP

SPLASH! Recap of the Weekend of December 17, 2016