Malloch is known as an ally to UKIP leader Nigel Farage and was briefly touted as the U.S. president’s pick for EU ambassador last year, before reports that he made misleading claims in an autobiography — including that Margaret Thatcher had called him a “genius” — and strong criticism from European officials thwarted the appointment.He has been asked to testify before Robert Mueller, the special counsel leading a U.S. Department of Justice probe into potential links between Russia and Trump’s 2016 election campaign. Trump has denounced the investigation as a “witch hunt.”Malloch said in the statement that he assisted in the Trump campaign in an informal and unpaid capacity, and that he never met with Stone alone. He said he found his treatment by the FBI “objectionable.”“They did not need to use such tactics or intimidation,” he said. “I was a U.S. patriot and would do anything and everything to assist the government and I had no information that I believed was relevant.” Also On POLITICO Mueller: Rick Gates spoke to person with Russian spy ties in late 2016 By Kyle Cheney Trump attack unleashes oppo against Mueller By Darren Samuelsohn The FBI detained Ted Malloch upon arrival in the United States and issued a subpoena to testify on potential collusion between Donald Trump’s campaign and the Russian government, the Guardian reported Friday.Malloch, an American academic and outspoken Trump supporter based in London, said in an emailed statement that he was stopped by the FBI at Boston’s Logan Airport on Wednesday and interrogated about his involvement in Trump’s presidential campaign. He said he was also asked about his ties to Roger Stone, the Republican strategist who is believed to have known ahead of time that Wikileaks planned to publish emails stolen — allegedly by Russian hackers — from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign in 2016.The FBI agents “seemed to know everything about me,” he said in his statement about the experience.
Rockwell Collins recently completed the first installation of the next generation ARC-210 Gen5 radio on an HH-60G Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) helicopter for the U.S. Air Force Air National Guard (ANG), a key milestone in the HH-60G Avionics Communications Suite Upgrade Program. The first HH-60G modification was completed on schedule at the Rockwell Collins Aircraft Certification Center at the Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids. The modification included installing four ARC-210 Gen5 receiver-transmitters on the aircraft. “This program is a perfect example of how government and industry should work together,” said Lt. Col. Jeffery Peterson, who is based with the Air National Guard/Air Force Reserve Test Center. “With the addition of the next generation, modernized ARC-210 Gen5 radio, the HH-60G platform will have greater communication capabilities that will play a vital role in CSAR along with being ready for new IP-based networking waveforms and connectivity in the future,” said Bob Haag, vice president and general manager of Communication and Navigation Products for Rockwell Collins. Haag added that Rockwell Collins is coordinating a demonstration in the very near future of the ARC-210 Gen5 radio’s capability to host the Soldier Radio Waveform. This demonstration will showcase how the utility of airborne platforms can be enhanced with the addition of this networking waveform to coordinate with ground personnel. The ARC-210 Gen5 radio provides a form and fit replacement for existing ARC-210 radios, which are currently installed on more than 180 different platform types in 45 countries worldwide. The ARC-210 Gen5 radio features a software-defined Multi-Waveform Architecture, which is an optimized Software Communications Architecture with embedded programmable next generation crypto, a classified Ethernet data interface, and an extended frequency range to 941 MHz. For more information please visit http://www.rockwellcollins.com.
The Gambia boss, Tom Saintfiet, has condemned the changes introduced in the qualifying rounds for the2022 World Cup and the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.“It was totally not needed to make these changes because after the qualification (ends) in September the same teams will still have to play in World Cup qualification, well apart from us, so in my eyes its an unnecessary move,” he explained to BBC Sport.“It’s an unnecessary move as it creates a lot of problems for us who are already planning friendlies and have had agreements with (match) agents. “We had already planned to try out some players in March and June (in non-competitive matches) as I want to build a team and now that’s not going to be possible before the Gabon game (a 2021 Nations Cup qualifier).”The draw for the group stage of the 2022 World Cup qualifying is set to take place on 21 January.On Wednesday it was decided that the Nations Cup will begin on 9 January due to the adverse weather conditions in Cameroon in June and July, when there is likely to be more humidity and rainfall.The change back to a January start for the Nations Cup means that the tournament will not clash the expanded Club World Cup,being held in China in June 2021.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram