Tag Archives: FBI

FBI: The Proud Boys Are “Extremist” White Nationalists

The Guardian reports: The FBI now classifies the far-right Proud Boys as an “extremist group with ties to white nationalism”, according to a document produced by Washington state law enforcement. The FBI’s 2018 designation of the self-confessed “western chauvinist group” as extremist has not been previously made public. The Proud Boys was founded by the Vice Media co-founder Gavin McInnes. …

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FBI Report: Hate Crimes Spike For Third Straight Year

The Voice Of America reports: The number of hate crime incidents reported in the United States jumped by 17 percent last year to more than 7,000 – the largest increase since 2001 when the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, led to a surge in bias-motivated crimes. The increase, reported Tuesday by the FBI, marks the third annual jump in …

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WH Was Unaware Of Acting AG’s Link To Scam Outfit

The Washington Post reports: Whitaker’s connection to World Patent Marketing came as a surprise to both senior Justice Department and White House officials, several officials said. In their investigation, FTC staff had sought to learn more about the role played by the company’s advisory board members, including Whitaker, a former U.S. attorney whose role was prominently highlighted by the company …

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Feds Label #MAGAbomber As A “Domestic Terrorist”

The Hill reports: The man accused of sending more than a dozen pipe bombs to high-profile Democrats committed a “domestic terrorist attack,” federal prosecutors wrote in a court filing, arguing he be detained pending trial. Cesar Sayoc was arrested Friday and charged with five federal crimes after the FBI identified him as the prime suspect in the investigation into explosive …

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LIVE VIDEO: FBI Press Conference On Mass Shooting

CBS News reports: The FBI is set to hold a press conference at 9 a.m. on Sunday to give the latest information on the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. Investigators said 11 people are dead after the shooting during a baby naming ceremony in a synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood. Authorities said four police officers were also injured during the shooting. …

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FBI Names Bombing Suspect As South Florida Man

NBC News reports: A Florida resident was identified Friday as the suspect who sent a dozen pipe bomb packages to prominent critics of President Donald Trump, several law enforcement officials said. DNA evidence played a role in the arrest of Cesar Sayoc, Jr., 56, the officials said. Officials seized his white van, which had pictures of Trump and the presidential …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump To Speak After FBI Arrests Bombing Suspect Whose Van Is Covered With Pro-Trump Stickers

USA Today reports: President Trump delivers remarks at Turning Point USA’s Young Black Leadership Summit. This 3-day event is for young, conservative blacks between the ages of 15 and 35. In addition to President Trump, other speakers include Candace Owens, Larry Elder, Stacey Dash and Ben Carson and many others. Turning Point USA is a non-profit organization focused on the …

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BREAKING: Feds Arrest Man In Connection To Bombs

CNN reports: Federal authorities have arrested a man in connection to the suspected explosive packages discovered this week, multiple law enforcement sources tell CNN. Trump was being briefed on the latest developments Friday morning, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said. As the situation unfolded, the President tweeted about illegal immigration, a key campaign issue he’s highlighted ahead of the …

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FBI Asks For Public’s Help In Finding Bomber: Call Us

Via press release from the FBI: Between October 22 and 24, 2018, suspicious packages were received at multiple locations in the New York and Washington, D.C., areas and Florida. The packages are being sent for analysis at the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, Virginia. “This investigation is of the highest priority for the FBI. We have committed the full strength of …

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FBI Says No Photos Exist Of Mueller And Comey “Hugging And Kissing” (Trump Said He Has A Hundred)

The Hill reports: The FBI says it was unable to locate any photos of former FBI Director James Comey and special counsel Robert Mueller “hugging and kissing” after President Trump claimed he could provide 100 such images. BuzzFeed News reporter Jason Leopold on Tuesday shared the Department of Justice’s response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request he filed …

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Dems Accuse Trump Of Scrapping Plan To Move FBI Headquarters So There’d Be No Hotel Across From His

Roll Call reports: Key House Democrats pressed the head of the General Services Administration to provide more information Thursday about President Donald Trump’s role in the proposal to rebuild the FBI headquarters building on its current footprint on Pennsylvania Ave. “As a direct result of President Trump’s clear conflict of interest on this matter, we are now requesting information and …

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Dem Senator Says GOP Is Restricting Viewing Report On Kavanaugh: Only One Copy, One Hour To See It

Politico reports: Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (Ill.), a member of the Judiciary Committee, said that preparations are being made to review the report on Thursday. Republicans are putting strict limits on the viewing. Only one copy is being made available to senators, and each party will take turns viewing it in one-hour increments, Durbin said. “Get this — one …

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Mitch McConnell: FBI’s Report Won’t Be Made Public

Mitch McConnell this afternoon said that only Senators will be allowed to see the FBI’s just-completed report on Brett Kavanaugh. “We’ll get an FBI report soon. It will be made available to each senator and only senators will be allowed to look at it,” McConnell told reporters. He added, “that’s the way these reports are always handled.” The FBI is …

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WH Authorizes FBI To Expand Kavanaugh Investigation

The New York Times reports: The White House has authorized the F.B.I. to expand its abbreviated investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh by interviewing anyone it deems necessary as long the review is finished by the end of the week, two people briefed on the matter said on Monday. The new directive came in the past …

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Yale Pal Recounts Time Kavanaugh Started Bar Fight

The Washington Post reports: Charles Ludington, a former varsity basketball player and friend of Kavanaugh’s at Yale, told The Washington Post on Sunday that he plans to deliver a statement to the FBI field office in Raleigh on Monday detailing violent drunken behavior by Kavanaugh in college. Ludington, an associate professor at North Carolina State University, provided a copy of …

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WH Official: Trump Will Order FBI Probe Into Kavanaugh

CNN reports: Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation was suddenly thrown into doubt Friday as Senate Republicans called for a one-week delay so that the FBI can investigate sexual assault allegations facing President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. Trump will order the FBI probe as requested, a White House official said. The Senate Judiciary Committee requested the FBI look into “current credible allegations” …

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Court Sets Michael Flynn’s Sentencing For Dec. 18th

Happy holidaaaaays….. The Associated Press reports: Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has a sentencing date. A judge on Wednesday scheduled Flynn’s sentencing for Dec. 18, more than a year after he pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. The move comes just days after prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller said they were ready for Flynn’s case to …

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“Coffee Boy” Papadopoulos: I’m Ready For Prison

Law & Crime reports: George Papadopoulos, the former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser, says he is “ready” if a federal judge sentences him to prison this Friday for lying to the FBI about his contacts with alleged Russian intelligence agents. “I am ready to face it,” he said in an interview with Law&Crime, “looking forward to moving past this chapter …

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Feds Arrest Man For Vowing To Murder Boston Globe Staffers Over Trump Editorials: “Still There Faggot?”

Just in from the Department of Justice: A California man was arrested today and charged with making violent threats against Boston Globe employees in retaliation for the newspaper’s editorial response to political attacks on the media. Robert D. Chain, 68, of Encino, California, is charged with one count of making threatening communications in interstate commerce. Chain will appear in federal …

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FBI Rejects Trump’s Claim That China Hacked Hillary

The Washington Post reports: The FBI on Wednesday pushed back on an unfounded claim by President Trump that Hillary Clinton’s emails were hacked by China, saying it had found no evidence that the private servers she used while secretary of state had been compromised. Trump asserted early Wednesday, without citing evidence, that China had hacked Clinton’s emails, and he said …

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