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Lindsey Graham: ‘Be Wary’ Of ‘Spin’ From WaPo, NYT Ahead Of Trump-Russia Report

Sen. Lindsey Graham urged caution Monday about Washington Post and New York Times reports regarding an alleged rift between Attorney General William Barr and Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz over the findings of an investigation into the FBI’s handling of the Trump-Russia probe. “Be wary of The Washington Post and New York Times reporting on what’s coming up with ...

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How The FBI Risked Exposing Sensitive Russia Probe Details During Meeting With Christopher Steele

During a meeting in Rome in October 2016, FBI agents shared a sensitive piece of information with a subcontractor for the Democratic party about one of the main targets of the Trump-Russia probe. The subcontractor, Christopher Steele, was at the time working with Fusion GPS to collect information about the Trump campaign.  At the time of the meeting, Steele was ...

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Report: AG Barr Disagrees With Key Finding In Watchdog’s Trump-Russia Report

Attorney General William Barr disagrees with a key conclusion from the Justice Department inspector general’s investigation regarding the origins of the Trump-Russia probe, according to a new report. The Washington Post, citing anonymous sources familiar with the matter, reports that Barr has told associates that he does not believe that the FBI had enough information to justify opening a counterintelligence ...

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FBI Lawyer Who Sent Anti-Trump ‘Resistance’ Text Message Also Altered Russia Probe Documents: Report

The former FBI lawyer who is reportedly under investigation for altering documents in the Russia probe took part in a 2017 interview with Trump adviser George Papadopoulos, and also wrote anti-Trump text messages that were revealed in a Justice Department report released last year. Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith altered an email that was included in an FBI application to ...

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FBI Official Is Under Investigation For Altering Russia Probe Documents: Report

The Justice Department is investigating an FBI official for allegedly altering a document as part of the Trump-Russia probe, according to an explosive report. CNN reports that the altered document was recovered as part of the Justice Department inspector general’s investigation into the FBI’s surveillance activities against Carter Page, a former Trump campaign adviser. Michael Horowitz, the inspector general, has ...

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Feinstein Reunites With Ex-Staffer Who Worked With Fusion GPS On Trump-Russia Investigation

Sen. Dianne Feinstein reunited Tuesday with a former Senate staffer who has worked closely with Fusion GPS and dossier author Christopher Steele.  Feinstein and two other senators attended the premier of “The Report,” which focuses on Daniel Jones, a former Senate investigator who wrote a report about CIA torture. Jones is perhaps less well known for his work with Fusion ...

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Report: Christopher Steele Also Meddled In The Russia-Brexit Investigation

British authorities have included information from Christopher Steele, the author of the anti-Trump dossier, in a highly-anticipated report about possible Russian meddling in the 2016 Brexit referendum, according to a report. The Guardian reports that Steele, a former MI6 officer, provided research to the British parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC), which has investigated possible Kremlin interference in British politics ...

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William Barr Says US Attorney Investigating Trump-Russia Probe Origins Is Making ‘Great Progress’

Attorney General William Barr said Monday that the federal prosecutor leading an investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe has made “great progress.” In an interview with Fox News, Barr defended the prosecutor, John Durham, as having a “great reputation for non-partisanship.” “He’s a by-the-book kind of guy. He’s thorough and fair, and I’m confident he’s going to get ...

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DOJ Launches Criminal Investigation Into Russia Probe

The Department of Justice is opening a criminal investigation into its own Russia probe. A new report from The New York Times said officials have shifted the Russia investigation overseen by Attorney General Barr from an “administrative review” into a criminal investigation. The move gives U.S. attorney John Durham the power to subpoena witnesses and documents. DOJ rules state that ...

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NYT: DOJ Inquiry Into Origins Of Trump-Russia Probe Is Now A Full-Blown Criminal Investigation

What began as an administrative review of the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation is now a full-blown criminal probe, according to a report Thursday. The shift, reported by The New York Times, opens up several investigative techniques for John Durham, the U.S. attorney from Connecticut who is leading the investigation. Durham can now subpoena witnesses, present evidence to a grand ...

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Report: Brennan And Clapper To Be Interviewed As Part Of Investigation Into Russia Probe Origins

U.S. Attorney John Durham intends to interview former CIA Director John Brennan as part of his investigation into U.S. intelligence agencies’ activities in the Trump-Russia probe, according to NBC News. Brennan told NBC News, where he is an analyst, that both he and James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence, are sought for interviews with Durham’s investigators. The interviews, ...

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House Intel Votes To Release Dozens Of Interview Transcripts From Russia Probe

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The House Intelligence Committee voted Tuesday to release dozens of interview transcripts from the panel’s Russia probe, nearly a year after the committee voted to send the documents to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence as part of a review for classified information. The committee interviewed 73 witnesses as part of its broad investigation into Russian interference in ...

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Russia Asks Interpol To Help Find Alleged CIA Mole

Russia’s foreign ministry on Thursday asked Interpol, the international policing agency, for help to find a Russian government official rumored to be a CIA mole. The Russian government issued the request regarding Oleg Smolenkov, a mid-tier Kremlin official who Russian media has speculated is a longtime CIA informant that the agency reportedly exfiltrated in 2017. Smolenkov, 50, reportedly went missing ...

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