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Romanian Cyberattack Targeted Security Cameras Ahead of Inauguration
Eveline Cismaru pleaded guilty to wire and computer fraud

A Romanian woman pleaded guilty to a cyberattack on surveillance cameras ahead of the 2017 inauguration. (Matt Rhodes for CQ Roll Call)

A Romanian woman pleaded guilty in connection with a cyberattack against the D.C. police department that disabled two-thirds of the outdoor surveillance cameras operated by Metropolitan Police Department, just days before the 2017 Presidential Inauguration.

Eveline Cismaru, a Romanian citizen, pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges related to her role in the cyberattack.

With Hurricane Florence Bearing Down, No Change Yet to Congressional Schedule
Meanwhile, the president says the federal government is prepared

As Washington and the rest of the East Coast prepared for Hurricane Florence, there was no change to the congressional schedule. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

With Hurricane Florence bearing down on the East Coast and mandatory evacuations ordered up and down the Atlantic seaboard, Congress is taking a wait and see approach to the schedule and has not ordered any changes so far.

“Due to the important nature of votes expected on the Floor and in committee this week — there are no changes to the House schedule at this time. We will continue to monitor Hurricane Florence and send further updates as needed,” a statement from the office of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said Tuesday.

73 Demonstrators Arrested During Second of Kavanaugh Hearing
70 people were arrested on Tuesday on the first day of Supreme Court nominee’s hearing

Capitol Police said 73 people were arrested on Wednesday for demonstrating during or near the confirmation hearing of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)

Sixty-six people were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct during the second day of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Wednesday, Capitol Police reported.

Protesters stood in the hearing room and shouted at senators and the nominee during the nearly 12-hour hearing.

McCain and 37 Others Remembered at Annual Memorial Service
Former members ‘broke down barriers and challenged the status quo’

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi remembers her friend, Rep. Louise Slaughter, at a ceremony to honor former members of Congress who died over the past year. (Alex Gangitano/CQ Roll Call)

Just a few days after Sen. John McCain lay in state in the room next door, the Arizona senator and the 37 other former members of Congress who died over the last year were honored at a ceremony in Statuary Hall on Wednesday.

Arizona’s other senator, Jeff Flake, was added to the list of participants following the death of his close colleague.

Here’s Who is Attending McCain Memorial at National Cathedral
Former presidents, U.S. and foreign leaders, former POWs gather to send off longtime senator

Cindy McCain, wife of the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., their daughter Meghan, sons Jimmy, a Marine, and Jack, a Navy officer, are seen Saturday as they wait for the senator’s casket to be carried in to his memorial ceremony at the Washington National Cathedral. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Current and former U.S. and foreign leaders, much of official Washington and some of his fellow former Vietnam prisoners of war gathered at the National Cathedral in Washington on Saturday to celebrate the life of Sen. John McCain, who died on Aug. 25.

Former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and former Sen. Joseph Lieberman will pay tribute to the longtime Arizona Republican senator during the service.

Images From John McCain’s Capitol Memorial
Arizona senator lies in state in Capitol Rotunda before services on Saturday

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan turns to address Sen. John McCain’s mother Roberta McCain and daughter Meghan McCain as he pays respects as the senator lies in state in the Capitol Rotunda on Friday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Senator John McCain paid a last visit to the Capitol on Friday before services Saturday at the Washington National Cathedral.

The longtime Arizona senator, who died from brain cancer on Aug. 25, was borne into the Capitol by representatives from the different branches of the armed services before former colleagues, friends and family paid their respects.

John McCain, Arizona and What It Means to be Home
The Arizona Republican’s ideals about America were reflected in where he lived, and died

Will Simms, Newseum graphics specialist, posts the Arizona Republic’s front page at the Newseum’s front page display on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, the morning after the death of Sen. John McCain. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Like many Arizonans, Sen. John McCain was from somewhere else. But the Grand Canyon State has a way of getting its hooks into you, and that is particularly the case with Yavapai County’s Verde Valley, where McCain died on August 25 at his retreat near Cornville.

It’s a place I have my own complicated relationship with: It’s where I’m from, where I thought I’d left behind years ago and where I return to with greater fondness and attachment as I get older, but not necessarily wiser. (I would like to think McCain would approve of such self-deprecation, being a master practitioner himself.)

GOP Senator Critical of Report on Trump Involvement in FBI Project
Democrats continue to question real estate, ethics of president‘s involvement in site planning

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., has questions about the scope of the GSA inspector general’s review of the FBI headquarters project. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Sen. Ron Johnson has questions about the process and methodology employed by an inspector general in reviewing President Donald Trump’s involvement in the FBI headquarters project.

The Wisconsin Republican outlined a series of questions about the scope of the General Services Administration review.

IG Confirms Trump’s Involvement in FBI Headquarters Project Across From His Hotel
Democratic congressman says new report shows ‘conspiracy theories’ are true

Democratic Rep. Gerald E. Connolly said Monday that his suspicions had been confirmed regarding President Donald Trump’s involvement in the FBI headquarters construction project. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

President Donald Trump was more intimately involved in the debate over relocating the FBI headquarters than Congress was told, a new inspector general report finds.

Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, a Democrat representing parts of Northern Virginia, said the report he requested from the General Services Administration IG confirmed his suspicions that the president was involved in the decision to scrap plans to vacate the J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building on Pennsylvania Avenue, and move the agency to a campus location in either the Maryland or Virginia suburbs.

Here Are the D.C. Bars in Duncan Hunter Indictment
California congressman made his way around town

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., spent money at various hotels, restaurants and bars. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

From a Capitol Hill speakeasy to a swanky H Street dinner to 30 tequila shots in Dupont, Rep. Duncan Hunter made his way around town — allegedly on his campaign’s dime — over the last seven years.

At least 15 D.C. establishments are identified in the California Republican’s indictment for misuse of campaign funds, which was filed Tuesday.