Tag Archives: FBI

Former FBI Director Andrew McCabe’s Coming Tell-All: “Every Day Brings A New Low in Trump’s White House”

The Atlantic has published an excerpt from The Threat, the new book from former FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe: People do not appreciate how far we have fallen from normal standards of presidential accountability. Today we have a president who is willing not only to comment prejudicially on criminal prosecutions but to comment on ones that potentially affect him. He …

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BOMBSHELL: Former FBI Acting Director Says DOJ Held Meetings On Removing Trump Via 25th Amendment

CBS News reports: Soon after speaking to President Trump about the firing of his boss James Comey, Andrew McCabe, who became the bureau’s acting director, began obstruction of justice and counterintelligence investigations involving the president and his ties to Russia. In his first television interview since his own firing, McCabe tells 60 Minutes‘ Scott Pelley he wanted those inquiries to …

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Graham Demands FBI Briefing On Roger Stone’s Arrest: Why So Many Agents And Who Leaked Raid To CNN?

The Hill reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has requested that the FBI give a briefing to the panel about last week’s arrest of longtime GOP operative and former informal Trump adviser Roger Stone. Graham sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray on Wednesday expressing concerns about the “manner” in which Stone was …

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FBI: Only Motive Of Las Vegas Shooter Was “Infamy”

The Associated Press reports: A high-stakes gambler who rained a hail of gunfire down on a crowd of country music fans, killing 58, took any specific motive for the 2017 attack to his grave, the FBI said Tuesday as it concluded the investigation into the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The agency found no “single or clear motivating …

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FBI Arrests Man For Impersonating Parkland Terrorist To Send Threatening Messages To Survivors And Families

No mugshot yet for this guy. That’s Nikolas Cruz above. The Miami Herald reports: A California man used Instagram to “harass and intimidate” the relatives and friends of the victims of the Valentine’s Day mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, according to a criminal complaint filed in the Southern District of Florida. Brandon Fleury, of Santa …

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Hannity: The FBI Has Plotted To Destroy Trump [VIDEO]

“We now know top people within the FBI, filled with hatred, and frankly, anti-Trump rage, have put aside all values, and their blatant political bias, were seeking redemption for the firing of James Comey. They actually plotted to destroy your duly-elected president, and this goes way beyond what we already knew up until this point. Now, according to this report, …

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Mike Huckabee: The FBI Should Be Cleaned Out With A “Dyson Vacuum” For Investigating Trump/Russia Ties

“What scares me the most is, is if the FBI can decide on its own to go and investigate a duly-elected president of the United States and just decide to go after him because they want to. Guys, I’m going to tell you something, this is incredibly damaging to the way our constitutional republic is supposed to work, and for …

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Trump Melts Down Over NYT Russia/Spy Report

The New York Post reports: President Trump on Saturday morning called his firing of former FBI Director James Comey “a great day for America.” The comment came in a tweetstorm voicing outrage over a recent New York Times report saying days after the May 2017 firing, the FBI opened an inquiry into whether Trump was “secretly working on behalf of …

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FBI Agents Warn Shutdown Hampers Anti-Terror Work

Bloomberg reports: The partial government shutdown is now damaging the FBI’s capacity to conduct investigations and other national security operations, the president of an association representing about 13,000 FBI special agents told reporters. The FBI Agents Association is calling on Congress and Trump to immediately come to an agreement to fully fund the FBI and pay special agents during the …

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House Republicans Quietly End Probe Into FBI “Bias”

The New York Daily News reports: House Republicans say more investigation is needed into decisions made by the FBI and the Justice Department in 2016 as they brought an unceremonious end to their yearlong look at the department’s handling of probes into Democrat Hillary Clinton’s emails and Donald Trump’s ties to Russia. The wrapping up of the congressional investigation, done …

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BREAKING: Court Delays Sentencing For Michael Flynn After Judge Tells Him “You Sold Your Country Out”

Moments ago lawyers for former Trump advisor Michael Flynn accepted a federal judge’s suggestion to delay sentencing after the judge appeared likely to disregard Mueller’s recommendation of no jail time. Flynn reportedly told the court this morning that he was indeed told that lying to the FBI is a crime. Updates to follow shortly…. UPDATE: From the New York Times. …

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Comey Rages Against GOP After House Hearing: Why Don’t They Care About Trump Lies And Attacks On FBI?

Raw Story reports: In a Capitol Hill interview Monday, former FBI director James Comey slammed the GOP for trading their commitment to the rule of law for Donald Trump. Comey noted that he was once again interviewed by the outgoing Republican majority in the House of Representatives about Hillary Clinton and Christopher Steele’s damning dossier on Trump “while the president …

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OHIO: Feds Thwart Terror Attack On Toledo Synagogue, Suspect “Admired” Killer In Pittsburgh Terror Attack

The Toledo Blade reports: The FBI on Monday announced the arrests of two people in terrorism-related cases, including a man who planned an attack on a synagogue in Toledo. Damon Joseph, 21, of Holland, was arrested on one charge of attempting to provide material support to ISIS after law enforcement said he planned to attack a synagogue. Officials said he …

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Hair Furor Lashes Out At “Leakin’ James Comey”

The Hill reports: President Trump lashed out at James Comey early Sunday, accusing the former FBI director of lying during his testimony to House lawmakers about the investigation into Russian election interference. Comey testified last week before the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees behind closed doors. The panels later released a transcript of the roughly six-hour meeting. …

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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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