Las Vegas shooter’s lover returns to US, could give clue to motive

Feds have reportedly met the girlfriend of the Las Vegas gunman at Los Angeles International Airport when she returned to the United States late Tuesday and hope she can help explain what drove Stephen Paddock to commit the worst mass shooting in U.S. history .

Authorities say Marilou Danley, 62, is a ‘person of interest’ in the case. She was staying in the Philippines when Paddock opened fire from his hotel room and killed 59 people on the Las Vegas Strip. Days earlier, Paddock reportedly sent $100,000 to the Philippines. Investigators are tracking the money’s path and checking at least a dozen financial reports on Paddock’s gambling habits.


Authorities say gunman Stephen Paddock clearly planned his attack. They say he had 23 firearms inside his hotel suite, and set up cameras both inside and outside the room – including on a service cart in the hallway and in the peephole of his hotel room door. Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo suspects Paddock wanted to know if police were closing in on him. Authorities also said they found 12 “bump stocks” — legal devices that mimic automatic weapon gunfire.

President Trump is scheduled visit Las Vegas on Wednesday to express sympathy for the shooting victims and survivors, and honor first-responders. But he is expected to steer clear of the gun control debate, despite Democrats’ attempts to politicize the tragedy. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the purpose of the president’s trip was to “grieve with the friends and family of the victims” and offer “support to those recovering from wounds.”

President Trump defended his administration’s response to Hurricane Maria, saying “we may have done our best work here, but it hasn’t been appreciated.” … But the president also raised eyebrows during his visit Tuesday when he told Puerto Rico officials they should be “proud” their death toll was lower than that of Hurricane Katrina. As for Puerto Rico’s massive debt, Trump told Fox News Tuesday “you can say goodbye” to the $74 billion tab as the island struggles to recover from the hurricane. Trump spoke to Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera after spending the day touring the damage left by Maria, the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in nearly a century. “They owe a lot of money to your friends on Wall Street and we’re going to have to wipe that out,” Trump told Rivera. “You can say goodbye to that.”


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