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Trump: Comey “Lied And Leaked” To Protect Hillary

Politico reports: President Donald Trump said Wednesday that former FBI Director James Comey “lied and leaked” information and ultimately protected Hillary Clinton, while also questioning the credibility of the FBI’s probe into her email. Trump’s early morning tweets come in the wake of news that the bureau’s former director had drafted a statement exonerating Clinton before the investigation was over. ...

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FBI Still Baffled About Las Vegas Shooter: No Signs Of “Ideologies Or Connections To Any Groups” [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Authorities say the Las Vegas shooter had no visual abnormalities in his brain. Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters Friday that Stephen Paddock that an autopsy found nothing unusual during a visual inspection, but his brain was shipped to a facility to look for any minute problems. Authorities haven’t determined why Paddock opened fire on a concert ...

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Chuck Grassley Asks FBI If They Ever Issued “Defensive Briefing” Warning Trump Of Manafort’s Kremlin Ties

It’s not Trump’s fault if he wasn’t warned! CNN reports: Sen. Chuck Grassley is asking the FBI if it warned Donald Trump that Paul Manafort, whom he brought in as campaign chairman in 2016, was being watched by the agency because of his dealings with pro-Kremlin figures. And if there was no such FBI warning, Grassley says he wants to ...

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Sen. Chuck Grassley To Subpoena FBI Agents Blocked By DOJ From Testifying On Trump’s Firing Of Comey

Raw Story reports: Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is “in the process” of drafting subpoenas for the two FBI agents the Department of Justice blocked from testifying before the committee, ABC’s Ali Rogin reports. Grassley’s statement comes after CNN reported Wednesday the DOJ is refusing to cooperate with Senate investigators probing Donald Trump’s decision to ...

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White House Suggests Prosecuting Comey: It’s The Job Of The DOJ And They Should Look At Doing It [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday said repeated her criticism of former FBI director James Comey. She also said the Department of Justice should consider prosecuting him. “I think everyone knows where the president stands on that issue. The president is proud of the decision he made. The president was 100 percent right in ...

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FBI Investigates Russian State News Agency As Part Of Pro-Trump “Influence Campaign” During 2016 Election

Yahoo News reports: The FBI recently questioned a former White House correspondent for Sputnik, the Russian-government-funded news agency, as part of an investigation into whether it is acting as an undeclared propaganda arm of the Kremlin in violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). As part of the probe, Yahoo News has learned, the bureau has obtained a thumb ...

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Steve Bannon: Trump’s Firing Of James Comey Was The Biggest Mistake In Modern Political History [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: In his first extended interview since he left the White House last month, Stephen K. Bannon was unsparing in his criticism: calling out top Republicans, West Wing staff, the “pearl-clutching mainstream media,” special counsel investigators and the Roman Catholic Church. He even singled out President Trump, labeling his firing of James B. Comey, the former ...

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REVEALED: Robert Mueller Had FBI Raid Paul Manafort’s Home Last Month In Search For Russia Documents

The Washington Post reports: FBI agents raided the Alexandria home of President Trump’s former campaign chairman late last month, using a search warrant to seize documents and other materials, according to people familiar with the special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Federal agents appeared at Paul Manafort’s home without advance warning in the predawn hours of ...

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FBI Tracked Russian Fake News On Election Day

CNN reports: The FBI monitored social media on Election Day last year in an effort to track a suspected Russian disinformation campaign utilizing “fake news,” CNN has learned. In the months leading up to Election Day, Twitter and Facebook were the feeding grounds for viral “news” stories floating conspiracies and hoaxes, many aimed at spreading negative false claims about Hillary ...

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REPORT: Trump Blindsided Staffers With FBI Director Pick Because “He Was Simply Tired Of The Search”

Politico reports: John Kelly’s predecessor, Reince Priebus, complained privately about the president’s Twitter tactics and was often blindsided by his pronouncements. For example, advisers believed for days that Trump was likely to pick John Pistole as FBI director. Inside the administration, three officials said, there was little initial support for Christopher Wray, the former FBI official who was New Jersey ...

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Former FBI Director James Comey Signs Book Deal

The Associated Press reports: Former FBI Director James Comey has a book deal. Flatiron Books told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Comey is writing a book about leadership and decision making that will draw upon his career in government. Comey will write about experiences that made him the FBI’s best-known and most controversial FBI head in recent times, from ...

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Senate Confirms Trump’s Replacement For Comey

The Washington Post reports: The Senate on Tuesday voted to confirm Christopher A. Wray as the next FBI director, filling a critical post that has remained vacant since President Trump fired James B. Comey in May. The vote was 92 to 5. Wray, a former senior Justice Department official known for his low-key demeanor, told lawmakers during his confirmation hearing ...

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House Democrats Call On FBI To Review Ivanka’s Security Clearance For “Similar Deception” To Jared’s

USA Today reports: A group of 20 House Democrats is calling on the FBI to review Ivanka Trump’s security clearance as her husband and presidential adviser, Jared Kushner, is under scrutiny for failing to disclose meetings with Russians during and after her father’s presidential campaign. Kushner has updated his disclosure forms multiple times, including to account for a meeting at ...

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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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