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Posts Tagged ‘ FBI ’

Trump Rolled by Putin

July 16th 2018

Following a day of discussions between Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, Mr. Trump left Monday’s summit neglecting to hold Putin accountable for Russia’s role in interfering in the 2016 presidential election — saving most of his criticism for America itself.  “I hold both countries responsible. I think that the United...
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Comey Broke Rules, Damaged Clinton, Helped Trump

June 15th 2018

The Justice Dept.’s internal watchdog found that former FBI Director James Comey’s actions in the Hillary Clinton email investigation were “extraordinary and insubordinate” and flouted the department’s norms but that Comey was not motivated by political bias. A key finding: Comey erred in his decision not to coordinate with his superiors at the Justice...
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Manafort Accused of Witness Tampering, Will He Go to Jail? [VIDEO]

June 5th 2018

Federal prosecutors on Monday accused President Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, of attempting to tamper with witnesses in his federal tax and money laundering case.  In court documents, prosecutors working for the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, said that violated the terms of Mr. Manafort’s release while he awaits trial. They asked...
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King Cheeto Demands Investigation of Investigation

May 22nd 2018

Sunday, Trump demanded that the Justice Department investigate whether the department or the F.B.I. “infiltrated or surveilled” his campaign at the behest of the Obama administration, as he had working up to in recent weeks, cuz political enemies.  By ordering up a new inquiry, Trump crossed over into applying overt presidential pressure on the Justice...
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Manafort’s Son-in-Law Has Cut a Plea Deal, Ruh-Roh!

May 17th 2018

Jeffrey Yohai, the former son-in-law of Paul Manafort, the one-time chairman of President Donald Trump’s campaign, has cut a plea deal with the Justice Department that requires him to cooperate with other criminal probes.  The former son-in-law is a former business partner of Manafort.  The case against  Yohai involves real estate and bank dealings in...
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Andrew McCabe Has Memos Detailing Interactions With Trump

March 18th 2018

Former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe has followed in the footsteps of Trump foe James Comey—he reportedly kept personal memos on his dealings with the president. McCabe, fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday less than two days before his retirement, took notes on his interactions with the president in the same manner...
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FBI ex-deputy Director Andrew McCabe Fired Days Before Retirement

March 17th 2018

Trump has been smearing McCabe repeatedly on Twitter and has done so in the most disrespectful way, something the will definitely not go unnoticed by the rank and file of the FBI. He was fired specifically by US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who said an internal review found he leaked information and misled investigators....
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Report: Mueller Has Proof Trump Team Tried To Set Up Kremlin Back channel

March 8th 2018

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has evidence that a Seychelles meeting between Erik Prince and an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin was likely an early attempt to establish a secret line of communication between the U.S. and Russian governments, The Washington Post reports. Prince, the founder of Blackwater and brother of Education Secretary Betsy...
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Trump Reportedly Asked Witnesses About Their Interviews With Mueller

March 8th 2018

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been notified that in recent months, President Trump asked two witnesses about their discussions with investigators, three people familiar with the conversations told The New York Times. Trump asked former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus in December how his interview went and if the special counsel’s team had been...
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Hope Hicks To Resign As White House Communications Director

February 28th 2018

Hope Hicks, the White House communications director, said Wednesday she is resigning, the New York Times reports. Hicks, 29, is a long-time aide to President Donald Trump and was a fixture during the presidential campaign. Hicks said she had been considering leaving for several months, telling “colleagues that she had accomplished what she felt...
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Hope Hicks To Appear In Front Of House Intelligence Committee Today

February 27th 2018

White House communications director Hope Hicks is expected to testify privately in front of the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday morning as part of the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, several people familiar with the committee’s schedule told ABC News. Hicks has been close to President Trump for years, and...
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Mueller Indicts 13 Russian Over Election Interference

February 16th 2018

Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies for interfering in the 2016 U.S. election. The lead defendant is the “Internet Research Agency,” known as Russia’s “troll farm.” They are charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, and aggravated...
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House Republicans Release Nunes Memo Without Redactions

February 2nd 2018

Watch MSNBC LIVE CLICK HERE FOR POLITICS STREAM President Trump on Friday approved the complete declassification of a controversial memo compiled by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee. The four-page memo, compiled by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), was subsequently released by the House. It purports to contain proof of “a troubling breakdown of legal...
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Trump Says He’s Willing To Testify Under Oath To Mueller

January 25th 2018

President Trump said on Wednesday he is “looking forward” to speaking under oath with Special Counsel Robert Mueller as part of his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Speaking to reporters as he prepared to leave for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Trump also said the interview could come...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Was Interviewed By Robert Mueller Last Week

January 23rd 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was “questioned for several hours last week” by special counsel Robert Mueller, a Justice Department spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday morning. This marks the first time Mueller has interviewed someone from Trump’s Cabinet. Sessions recused himself from the Justice Department’s investigations into the Trump team’s possible collusion with Russia during 2016 presidential...
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Paul Manafort Sues Robert Mueller, The Department Of Justice

January 4th 2018

President Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, is suing Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and the Department of Justice. Manafort has been indicted for financial crimes to which he has pleaded not guilty; his lawyers now claim he was improperly targeted by Mueller. Rosenstein appointed Mueller last spring to oversee...
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After Criticizing FBI, Trump Speaks At FBI National Academy Graduation

December 15th 2017

Just moments before speaking at the FBI national training academy, President Trump continued to bash the bureau. “When you look at what’s going on with the FBI and the Justice Department, people are very, very angry,” the president said as he departed the White House for the academy at Quantico, Virginia. His comment came...
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Mueller Issues Subpoena To Deutsche Bank In Russia Probe

December 7th 2017

Special counsel Robert Mueller has issued a subpoena to Germany’s largest bank, in a possible sign the investigation into Russian election interference may be expanding toward the finances of President Donald Trump or other individuals under scrutiny by the special counsel. Mueller sought records from Deutsche Bank, a source familiar with the subpoena told...
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Trump: It’s ‘Very Unfair’ That Flynn Was Charged And Hillary Wasn’t

December 4th 2017

President Trump told reporters Monday morning that it was “very unfair” that his former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn has been charged with lying to the FBI. Trump claimed that Hillary Clinton had also misled investigators. “I feel badly for General Flynn. I feel very badly. He’d led a very strong life,” he said....
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Flynn To Testify Trump Directed Him To Make Contact With The Russians

December 1st 2017

Michael Flynn will reportedly testify that President Trump instructed him to make contact with Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign, ABC News reported on Friday. “ is prepared to testify…against President Trump, against members of the Trump family, and others in the White House,” Brian Ross reported. He added that Flynn’s testimony, as such,...
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Trump Requested Top Republicans End Senate Russia Probe

December 1st 2017

This summer, President Trump asked Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and other senior Republicans in the Senate multiple times to bring to a close the panel’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, several lawmakers and aides told The New York Times. “It was something along the lines of, ‘I...
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Michael Flynn Charged With Lying To FBI, Expected To Plead Guilty

December 1st 2017

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is expected to plead guilty this morning to making “willfully” false statements to the FBI about his contact with former Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Flynn is reportedly seeking a plea deal, a move that was first signaled last week when his attorneys broke off conversations with White House...
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Trump: I Don’t Remember Much About Meeting With Papadopoulos

November 3rd 2017

On his way out the door to head to Hawaii and then China, President Trump said Friday that he does not “remember much” about meeting with former campaign aide George Papadopoulos, whose guilty plea last month was revealed Monday as part of a federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. “It was...
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Trump Attacks ‘Low Level’ George Papadopoulos: He Was the Coffee Boy

October 31st 2017

The morning after news broke of his secret guilty plea over his contacts with Russian agents, former Trump foreign-policy adviser George Papadopoulous, of course, came under attack on Twitter from his old boss. “Few people knew the young, low level volunteer named George, who has already proven to be a liar. Check the DEMS!”...
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Manafort Alerted Authorities to Donald Trump Jr.’s Russia Meeting

August 10th 2017

Paul Manafort, former campaign manager to Donald Trump, tipped off authorities to the controversial meeting between Trump’s son and a Russian lawyer promising damaging information about then-Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, Bloomberg News reported Thursday. The June 9, 2016 came to light after Donald Trump Jr. tweeted emails leading up to the meeting (he initially...
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FBI Agents Kick In Door & Raid Paul Manafort’s Home

August 9th 2017

The FBI raided Paul Manafort’s home last month, the Washington Post reported Wednesday, executing a search warrant to seize documents. Agents allegedly entered Manafort’s home in Alexandria, Virginia before dawn on July 26. “The search warrant was wide-ranging, and FBI agents working with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III departed the home with various...
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Christopher Wray Confirmed As FBI Director

August 2nd 2017

Christopher Wray was confirmed Tuesday by the Senate with a vote of 92-5 to become the new leader of the FBI. He is replacing James Comey, who was fired by President Trump in May while he was in the middle of overseeing the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials...
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Trump Blasts Sessions For Not Firing Acting FBI Director

July 26th 2017

President Trump on Wednesday continued to publicly bash Attorney General Jeff Sessions, this time questioning why acting FBI chief Andrew McCabe hasn’t been fired for his ties to Hillary Clinton. “Why didn’t A.G. Sessions replace Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, a Comey friend who was in charge of Clinton investigation but got big dollars...
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Trump Accuses Comey Of Leaking Classified Info To Media: ‘So Illegal!’

July 10th 2017

President Donald Trump on Monday accused former FBI Director James Comey of illegally leaking classified information to the media, going on the defensive amid reports that during the 2016 campaign his son Donald Trump Jr. met with a Kremlin-connected lawyer who promised him damaging information on Hillary Clinton. Trump claimed Comey “leaked CLASSIFIED INFORMATION...
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Trump Admitted To Tampering With a Witness to ‘Fox & Friends’ [VIDEO]

June 23rd 2017

In President Trump’s first interview in more than a month, he admitted that he falsely suggested his conversations with former FBI director James Comey were taped to influence Comey’s sworn testimony. Trump acknowledged he didn’t actually make any tapes on Thursday. But speaking to Fox & Friends in an interview that aired Friday morning,...
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