Tag Archives: FBI

FBI Repeatedly Grills Carter Page Over Russia

The Washington Post reports: FBI agents have repeatedly questioned former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page about his contacts with Russians and his interactions with the Trump campaign, according to people familiar with the investigation. Over a series of five meetings in March, totaling about 10 hours of questioning, Page repeatedly denied wrongdoing when asked about allegations that he may have ...

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Putin Jokingly Offers Asylum To James Comey [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: Vladimir Putin has joked that the fired FBI director James Comey is welcome to seek asylum in Russia. Speaking in his annual question and answer session in Moscow, the Russian President said it was “very strange” that the FBI official had leaked details of conversations with Donald Trump, and likened his actions to those of NSA whistleblower ...

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Trump Business Partner And Advisor Named As Finalist In Bidding To Construct New $1.7B FBI Headquarters

The Associated Press reports: A company that owns buildings with Donald Trump and the family of Jared Kushner is a finalist for a $1.7 billion contract to build the FBI’s new headquarters. Vornado Realty Trust is one of three finalists to build a replacement for the bureau’s current headquarters on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C., the massive J. Edgar Hoover ...

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James Comey’s Senate Testimony Drew More Than Half The TV Audience As Did Trump’s Inauguration

Reuters reports: At least 18 million people watched former FBI director James Comey’s dramatic testimony on Thursday about his dealings with President Donald Trump, according to preliminary ratings information from TV networks. U.S. broadcast networks interrupted regular programing to air live coverage of Comey’s more than two hours of remarks before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Early Nielsen data showed that ...

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LIVE VIDEO: James Comey Testifies Before Senate

Here we go! CBS News reports: Former FBI Director James Comey will testify before Congress for the first time Thursday morning since President Trump fired him nearly a month ago. The highly-anticipated hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. ET. Comey is expected to say, according to his opening statement released Wednesday, that President ...

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Trump’s FBI Pick Has Ties To Russian Companies

Well, of course. USA Today reports: On paper, Christopher Wray appears to be an excellent choice to serve as the next FBI director. He has “impeccable” academic credentials (Yale law school) and has had a decades-long distinguished career as a federal prosecutor and high-level official in the Department of Justice. As the criminal defense lawyer for New Jersey Gov. Chris ...

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BREAKING: Comey Releases Statement To Senate, Says Trump Asked Him To “Let Go” Of Michael Flynn Probe

The Hill reports: Fired FBI Director James Comey on Thursday will confirm reports that President Trump pressed him to let go of the bureau’s investigation into former national security advisor Michael Flynn. Comey on Wednesday released the opening statement of his highly anticipated testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee. In an encounter shortly after Flynn’s, Comey’s statement says, Trump said ...

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Trump Taps Bridgegate Lawyer For FBI Director

This morning Trump tweeted that he will nominated Christopher A. Wray to be FBI director. Wray represented Chris Christie during the Bridgegate scandal. Here’s his bio at the DOJ’s site: Christopher A. Wray (2003-2005) Early History: Christopher Asher Wray was born in 1967. He graduated from Yale University in 1989 and received his law degree from Yale Law School in ...

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THURSDAY: Pro-Trump Group To Air Anti-James Comey Attack Ad During His Senate Testimony [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: A nonprofit issues group is labeling James Comey a political “showboat” in a television ad set to air Thursday, the day the former FBI director testifies on Capitol Hill. Comey “put politics over protecting America,” a narrator says in the 30-second spot, titled “Showboat,” which was shared with The Associated Press. It accuses him of being ...

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REPORT: During His Senate Testimony James Comey Will “Stop Short” Of Saying Trump Obstructed Justice

ABC News reports: There will be much in former FBI Director James Comey’s upcoming congressional testimony that will make the White House uncomfortable, but he will stop short of saying the president interfered with the agency’s probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, a source familiar with Comey’s thinking told ABC News. Although Comey has told associates he will ...

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DC Tavern To Host “Comey Hearing Covfefe”

The Hill reports: A Washington, D.C., bar is opening its doors early Thursday morning to broadcast former FBI Director James Comey’s highly anticipated testimony in front of Congress. Shaw’s Tavern will open at 9:30 a.m. for “The Comey Hearing Covfefe.” The bar will feature $5 “Russian Vodka flavors” and a $10 “FBI” sandwich. This is Comey’s first appearance in front ...

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Trump Will Not Invoke Executive Privilege To Block James Comey’s Testimony

The Hill reports: The White House will not make an executive privilege claim to block former FBI Director James Comey from testifying before Congress this week. “President Trump will not assert executive privilege regarding James Comey’s testimony,” White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during a news briefing Monday. Comey is testifying Thursday before Congress for the first ...

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Former FBI Director James Comey To Publicly Testify That Trump Pressured Him End His Russia Probe

CNN reports: Fired FBI director James Comey plans to testify publicly in the Senate as early as next week to confirm bombshell accusations that President Donald Trump pressured him to end his investigation into a top Trump aide’s ties to Russia, a source close to the issue said Wednesday. Final details are still being worked out and no official date ...

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Lawyer: Kushner Is Ready To Talk To The FBI

The Associated Press reports: If the FBI wants to talk to Jared Kushner about his Russian contacts, they won’t have to track down the president’s son-in-law. Amid reports the FBI is scrutinizing Kushner’s encounters, his lawyer says he stands ready to talk to federal investigators as well as Congress about his contacts and his role in Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. ...

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FBI Investigates Attempted Hack Of Trump Organization

ABC News reports: The FBI is investigating an attempted overseas cyberattack against the Trump Organization, summoning President Donald Trump’s sons, Don Jr. and Eric, for an emergency session with the bureau’s cybersecurity agents and representatives of the CIA, officials tell ABC News. Law enforcement officials who spoke to ABC News on the condition of anonymity confirmed the attempted hack and ...

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Lieberman Withdraws From FBI Director Running After Trump Hires His Law Partner For Russia Defense

The Washington Post reports: President Trump’s drive to find a new FBI director has lost its “Joe-mentum.” Former senator Joseph I. Lieberman today withdrew his name from consideration for the post, citing a conflict of interest because his law firm colleague has signed on to help the White House with the Russia investigations. Lieberman had been considered a front-runner and ...

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REPORT: Trump Asked Intelligence Chiefs To Deny Evidence Of Russia Collusion After Comey’s Revelations

The Washington Post reports: President Trump asked two of the nation’s top intelligence officials in March to help him push back against an FBI investigation into possible coordination between his campaign and the Russian government, according to current and former officials. Trump made separate appeals to the director of national intelligence, Daniel Coats, and to Adm. Michael S. Rogers, the ...

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WHO’S THE NUT JOB NOW: James Comey Agrees To Testify In Open Session Before Senate Committee

Here we go. CNBC reports: The Senate Intelligence Committee said ousted FBI Director James Comey has agreed to testify in an open session. The committee said in a late Friday statement that it plans to schedule the hearing for after Memorial Day. The Senate Intelligence Committee is investigating Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 election and any possible links between ...

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BREAKING: Current White House Official Identified As “Significant Person Of Interest” In Russia Probe

The Washington Post reports: The law enforcement investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign has identified a current White House official as a significant person of interest, showing that the probe is reaching into the highest levels of government, according to people familiar with the matter. The senior White House adviser under scrutiny by investigators is someone ...

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Rod Rosenstein: I Knew Trump Would Fire Comey Before I Wrote The Memo Trump Used To Justify Firing

The Washington Post reports: Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein told the full Senate he knew that former Director James B. Comey would be fired before he wrote his controversial memo that the White House initially used as justification for President Trump firing the FBI director. Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) said that Rosenstein told the senators that he knew on ...

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