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CLEVELAND: FBI Thwarts Plot For July 4th Terror Attack

USA Today reports: Demetrius Pitts faces a charge of attempted material support of a foreign terrorist organization, according to federal authorities in Cleveland. Officials said Pitts was walking around Cleveland last week conducting reconnaissance on where to park a van packed with explosives during the July 4 parade. The investigation into Pitts was started in 2017 by the Cincinnati office …

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LIVE VIDEO: House Judiciary Committee Hears DOJ And FBI Testimony On Hillary Clinton’s Private Email Server

The Washington Post reports: Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher A. Wray are scheduled to testify before the House Judiciary Committee Thursday about an inspector general’s report that found serious failings in how federal law enforcement handled a high-profile investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. The hearing will mark the first time …

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Comey: I’m So Embarrassed By Trump’s Migrant Policy, I Wanted To Tell Irish Customs Agents I’m Canadian

The Irish Times reports: Former FBI director James Comey has said he was so ashamed by his country’s separation of children and parents at the Mexican border that he and his wife had considered telling people they were Canadian on arriving in Ireland. “I am ashamed of the way my country has acted with respect of those children. I am …

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Rudy Giuliani Reveals Being Interviewed By FBI

The Huffington Post reports: Rudy Giuliani says FBI agents interviewed him in his room at the Trump International Hotel earlier this year regarding his 2016 remarks predicting a “surprise” in the closing days of the presidential race that would benefit then-Republican nominee Donald Trump. “That’s all they asked about. What was I talking about in terms of ‘surprise’?” Giuliani told …

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FBI’s Peter Strzok Agrees To Testify Before Congress

Politico reports: Embattled FBI agent Peter Strzok has agreed to voluntarily testify before Congress, his attorney has told lawmakers, potentially fending off a subpoena for him to appear. Strzok’s role in FBI investigations into both Hillary Clinton and President Donald Trump drew the attention of Republicans in Congress after the publication of text messages he had exchanged with an FBI …

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Trump Tells State TV: The FBI Was Plotting Against My Election And Comey Should Be Locked Up [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump says the Justice Department watchdog report on the Clinton email probe shows the FBI was biased against him “at the top level” and was “plotting against my election.” Trump is giving an impromptu interview with Steve Doocy of “Fox & Friends” on the North Lawn of the White House Friday. He says of …

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Trump Praises His “Good Instincts” In Firing Comey

ABC News reports: After staying silent about the details of a much-awaited report on how the FBI and Justice Department handled the Hillary Clinton email investigation, President Donald Trump on Friday morning said the comment of a top FBI official that “we’ll stop” the Trump bid for President, demonstrated the political bias that he and other Republicans argue has infected …

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James Comey Defends Actions In NYT Op-Ed: While I Disagree With IG’s Report, I Respect Its Professionalism

Comey just published an op-ed in The New York Times: The Department of Justice’s independent watchdog, the inspector general, has released a report that is critical of my decisions as F.B.I. director during the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email account. The report concludes that I was wrong to announce the F.B.I.’s completion of the investigation without coordinating with the attorney …

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Inspector General’s Report: Comey Broke From FBI Norms In Clinton Probe, But Was Not Motivated By Bias

Bloomberg reports: Former FBI Director James Comey “deviated” from FBI and Justice Department procedures in handling the probe into Hillary Clinton, damaging the law enforcement agencies’ image of impartiality even though he wasn’t motivated by political bias, the department’s watchdog found in a highly anticipated report. “While we did not find that these decisions were the result of political bias …

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Dancing FBI Agent Accidentally Shoots Man [VIDEO]

Denver’s Fox affiliate reports: An FBI agent allegedly dropped his gun at a bar and another patron was shot in the leg early Saturday. Investigators said it appeared to be an accidental shooting. The Denver Police Department said they were called to a report of a shooting at 2201 Lawrence St. at 12:45 a.m. A woman who said she witnessed …

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White House Once Touted Praise From FBI Informant In Press Release On Trump’s Criticism Of Chinese Trade

Politico reports: Before President Donald Trump tagged him a “spy” who had “infiltrated” his campaign, Stefan Halper had a different relationship with the White House: helping advance Trump’s trade agenda with China. In recent weeks, Halper has found himself at the center of the media cycle after reports that the FBI used him as an informant to contact several members …

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Trump Quotes Limbaugh To Again Attack The FBI

The FBI did warn him but the gaslighting continues: President Trump quotes conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh in a tweet on Thursday, saying the FBI should have told Trump they embedded an informant in his campaign. The president in recent weeks has claimed without evidence that the FBI planted a mole in his campaign and sought to spy on his …

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Trump Claims The FBI Never Warned Him About The Russian Infiltrators (That The FBI Warned Him About)

Via Mediaite: Even as some Republicans have suggested it may not be entirely accurate, President Trump is standing by his “SpyGate” claim. He also tweeted this afternoon that the FBI and/or DOJ never contacted him about this “phony Russia problem.” However, NBC News reported late last year that “in the weeks after he became the Republican nominee on July 19, …

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FBI Warns Of Russian Malware: Reboot Botnet Devices

The Hill reports: The FBI on Friday issued a formal warning that a sophisticated Russia-linked hacking campaign is compromising hundreds of thousands of home network devices worldwide and it is advising owners to reboot these devices in an attempt to disrupt the malicious software. The law enforcement agency said foreign cyber actors are targeting routers in small or home offices …

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Dems After DOJ Briefing: “No Evidence” Of Spying

Buzzfeed News reports: Congressional leaders on Thursday participated in an unusual pair of meetings with administration officials to discuss the FBI’s use of an informant in its counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia in 2016. Democrats who attended the meetings said there was “no evidence” presented to support the claim repeatedly made by President Donald Trump in …

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ANOTHER LIE: White House Lawyer Handling Russia Probe Attends Classified DOJ Briefing On FBI Tactics

The Hill reports: Emmet Flood, a White House lawyer handling the Russia investigation, was seen Thursday afternoon at a pair of classified meetings between members of Congress and senior Justice Department officials about the FBI’s tactics in the probe. His attendance—along with the similarly brief attendance of Chief of Staff John Kelly—was a reversal from press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ …

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James Comey: Trump Will Lie About Anything

Politico reports: Former FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday pushed back against allegations by President Donald Trump and his allies that the bureau may have been “spying” on his campaign through an informant during the 2016 elections, warning that attacks on the U.S. law enforcement agency “will do lasting damage to our country.” “Facts matter. The FBI’s use of Confidential …

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Trump’s Own Adviser Pitched “Informant” For Senior Job

Axios reports: President Trump’s top trade adviser, Peter Navarro, recommended appointing Stefan Halper, an academic and suspected FBI informant on the Trump campaign, to a senior role in the Trump administration, Axios has learned. During the transition everyone involved in Trump’s presidential campaign were asked to submit resumes for administration positions. Halper, who already knew Navarro in the context of …

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Glorious Leader “Hereby Demands” That The DOJ Investigate Whether The DOJ Infiltrated His Campaign

CNN reports: President Donald Trump said Sunday that he will demand that his Justice Department look into whether it or the FBI spied on his presidential campaign for political reasons. The FBI dispatched a confidential source to speak with some advisers to Trump’s presidential campaign about its possible ties to Russia, according to multiple reports Friday. lthough Trump has suggested …

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Trump Contradicts Giuliani On FBI Informant

Trump is contradicting his own lawyer again: Rudy Giuliani, who is representing President Donald Trump in the Russia investigation, said Friday he doesn’t know for sure if the FBI had an informant in the Trump campaign. “Here’s the issue that I really feel strongly about with this informant, if there is one. First of all, I don’t know for sure, …

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