Tag Archives: FBI

DOJ Drops Case Against Ex-FBI Head Andrew McCabe

The Washington Examiner reports: The Justice Department declined to pursue criminal charges against former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe for lying to investigators about authorizing media disclosures. Attorneys for the former acting FBI director said they learned Friday morning the case had been closed. “This means that no charges will be brought against him based on the facts underlying the …

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FBI: White Supremacist Terror Threat Is Equal To ISIS

CBS News reports: The FBI has elevated its assessment of the threat posed by racially motivated violent extremists in the U.S. to a “national threat priority” for fiscal year 2020, FBI director Christopher Wray said today. He said the FBI is placing the risk of violence from such groups “on the same footing” as threats posed to the country by …

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FBI Probes Shadowy Figure In Yovanovitch Stalking

NBC News reports: The Dutch man who claimed to have Marie Yovanovitch under surveillance when she was the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine has been masquerading as a U.S. federal law enforcement officer and told people he was starting a tech company that could track movements electronically, according to interviews and documents obtained by NBC News. And despite saying he had …

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FBI: Nazis Plotted Opening Fire At Virginia Gun Rally

The Wall Street Journal reports: Three suspected neo-Nazis who were arrested this week in Maryland and Delaware discussed opening fire at a scheduled pro-gun rally Monday at Virginia’s state Capitol, according to local law officials. Three other men were also arrested in Georgia this week and have been linked to the same group as the men who allegedly planned the …

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FBI Arrests Alleged Nazis Ahead Of Virginia Gun Rally

The New York Times reports: The F.B.I. has arrested three men suspected of being members of a neo-Nazi hate group, including a former reservist in the Canadian Army, who had weapons and discussed traveling to a pro-gun rally next week in Richmond, Va., in anticipation of a possible race war. The men were taken into custody on Thursday morning as …

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FBI Probing Several People Linked To Jeffrey Epstein

Reuters reports: The FBI is investigating British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell and several other people linked to U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein, who killed himself while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges, according to two law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation. They said a principal focus of the FBI’s investigation is Maxwell, a longtime associate of Epstein, and other “people who …

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LIVE VIDEO: Inspector General Testifies On FBI Report

NPR reports: The Justice Department’s Inspector General Michael Horowitz is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday about his report on the origins of the FBI’s probe into the 2016 Trump campaign’s possible ties with Russia. The 434-page report found that the bureau’s decision to open an investigation “was in compliance with Department and FBI policies, and we did …

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Trump Attacks His FBI Director Over IG Report

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump criticized FBI Director Christopher Wray in a tweet on Tuesday, a day after the U.S. Justice Department’s internal watchdog said it found no evidence of political bias when the FBI began investigating contacts between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia in 2016. Wray, in an interview on ABC News on Monday, acknowledged the numerous errors the …

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FBI Director Rejects “Ukraine Meddled” Conspiracy

ABC News reports: FBI Director Christopher Wray on Monday dismissed conspiracy theories pushed by allies of President Trump — including some Republican members of Congress — that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election. Wray said in an interview with ABC News that Russian agents represented the clearest threat both in 2016 and in the upcoming presidential election next year. “We …

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Comey: Fox Canceled My Interview After IG Report

“I offered to go on Fox & Friends which I gather is a very important program for supporters of the President. And they agreed last night to book me at 8:00 tomorrow. I figured I can’t change the minds of Fox viewers about President Trump but I can change their minds, I hope, about the FBI by giving them actual …

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IG Report: FBI Agents Celebrated Trump’s 2016 Victory

Mediaite reports: Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report, which examined the conduct of the FBI toward President Donald Trump’s campaign, uncovered text messages from agents celebrating Trump’s 2016 victory. The report goes on to detail in footnotes that there were also FBI agents who texted about their support for Trump on page 339, where it is also recorded that a supervisory …

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Bill Barr Disputes Own DOJ’s Conclusion On FBI Bias

The New York Times reports: Attorney General William P. Barr sharply criticized on Monday the F.B.I.’s decision to open the Russia investigation, undercutting a major finding in a long-awaited watchdog report and at the same time showing his willingness to act as President Trump’s vocal defender. The report, by the Justice Department’s inspector general, Michael E. Horowitz, found that the …

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#QAnon Fail: Justice Dept Clears FBI Of Anti-Trump Bias

CNBC reports: The Department of Justice’s internal watchdog on Monday released its long-awaited report on the FBI’s decision to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, including its surveillance of a then-Trump campaign aide. Inspector General Michael Horowitz found that there was a proper legal basis for the FBI to seek a surveillance warrant against Carter Page, a former …

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Former FBI Lawyer Lisa Page Speaks Out For First Time

“It’s like being punched in the gut. My heart drops to my stomach when I realize he has tweeted about me again. The president of the United States is calling me names to the entire world. He’s demeaning me and my career. It’s sickening. But it’s also very intimidating because he’s still the president of the United States. “And when …

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DOJ Report: The FBI Never Spied On Trump Campaign

The New York Times reports: The Justice Department’s inspector general found no evidence that the F.B.I. attempted to place undercover agents or informants inside Donald J. Trump’s campaign in 2016 as agents investigated whether his associates conspired with Russia’s election interference operation, people familiar with a draft of the inspector general’s report said. The determination by the inspector general, Michael …

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DOJ Report On Anti-Trump Bias In FBI Is Mostly A Bust

The New York Times reports: A highly anticipated report by the Justice Department’s inspector general is expected to sharply criticize lower-level F.B.I. officials as well as bureau leaders involved in the early stages of the Trump-Russia investigation, but to absolve the top ranks of abusing their powers out of bias against President Trump, according to people briefed on a draft. …

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Trump Attacks “Absolute Scum” Working For The FBI

Mediaite reports:  President Donald Trump attacked the “absolute scum” in the FBI and “embarrassment” Jeff Sessions in a new interview with former White House assistant Sebastian Gorka. The friendly interview, which appears in Gorka’s new book, The War For America’s Soul — released this week — was also published by the Daily Caller on Thursday. “How are we doing, Mr. …

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US Army Soldier Arrested For Alleged Plot To Bomb News Network, Kill Beto O’Rourke, Kill Antifa Members

ABC News reports: The FBI has arrested a U.S. soldier who allegedly discussed plans to bomb a major American news network, planned to travel to Ukraine to fight with violent far-right group Azov Battalion and allegedly distributed information online on how to build bombs. He also allegedly suggested targeting Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke. According to charging documents in the …

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FBI Probes Company Founded By Homocon Peter Thiel

Recode reports: Federal investigators are probing the conduct and practices of Mithril Capital, a venture capital firm co-founded by Peter Thiel, Recode has learned. US officials — including the FBI — have in recent months questioned some people close to Mithril regarding concerns of possible financial misconduct at the firm, according to people familiar with the matter who insisted on …

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27 Arrests So Far This Month For Mass Shooting Threats

CNN reports: When authorities arrived Friday to arrest a 15-year-old in Florida after threats to commit a school shooting showed up on a video game platform, he told them he was joking, they said. “I Dalton Barnhart vow to bring my fathers m15 to school and kill 7 people at a minimum,” the boy wrote using a fake name. The …

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