A federal judge expressed “concern” that the U.S. scared off American International Group Inc. from joining a lawsuit by Maurice “Hank” Greenberg, its former chairman, challenging the insurer’s 2008 federal bailout.
President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan presented a joint front against Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad even as Obama shies away from deeper U.S. involvement in the conflict, such as sending weapons to the rebels.
President Barack Obama said his administration made no attempt to cover up the involvement of terrorists in last year’s deadly attack on a U.S. outpost in Libya, dismissing a congressional inquiry as a “political circus.”
Salomon Melgen, the Florida political donor at the center of a criminal probe, said he and Senator Robert Menendez are “like brothers” who spoke weekly, yet his companies never benefited and he broke no laws.
Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to announce more non-lethal aid to Syrian rebels today at a meeting of groups fighting to oust President Bashar al- Assad, as U.S. lawmakers press the Obama administration to provide military help for the insurrection.
U.S. Senator Robert Menendez would “welcome any review” of his conduct, his spokeswoman said, responding to a report that a grand jury is probing his role in promoting the business interests of a longtime donor and friend.