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Two Years Later And With Access To Classified Information, ‘Obstruction Of Justice’ Evidence Is Largely Events Already Known

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s two-year investigation did not find potential “obstruction of justice” by President Donald Trump beyond incidents that were already largely known. “As the special counsel’s report acknowledges, there is substantial evidence to show that the president was frustrated and angered by a sincere belief that the investigation was undermining his presidency, propelled by his political opponents, and ...

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Read It Yourself: The Mueller Report [Full Text and Download]

On Thursday, special counsel Robert Mueller released his long-awaited, 400-page report on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election. Cut through the spin and read it for yourself in full here (the report is massive, so it will take time to load): Mueller report by on Scribd Or download it here. The investigation began after Democrats said that Wikileaks’ publication ...

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Here’s What Book Sales Tell Us About Which Presidential Candidates People Care About, And Which They Don’t

If book sales are a metric for how interested voters are in presidential candidates — which, considering the voter is actually paying to hear the candidate’s thoughts, they seem to be — then Cory Booker and Julian Castro will have a hard time gaining traction. Meanwhile, Pete Buttigieg could me more than just a flash in the pan, and coffee ...

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Second Hassan Staffer Allegedly Helped Aide Steal Massive Amounts Of Senate Data

A former Senate IT aide to Sen. Maggie Hassan, Jackson Cosko, admitted he stole tens of thousands of documents, credit card numbers, Social Security numbers and the contents of the entire network drive from the New Hampshire Democrat. Cosko used stolen private data about senators to “doxx” Republicans during the Brett Kavanaugh hearings. In a plea deal, Cosko — who ...

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FISA Motion Allowed FBI To Share US Citizens’ Info With Foreign Agencies. Here’s How That May Have Played Into The Russia Probe

A secret memo granted broad rights to the FBI to share information gathered under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act with foreign officials. Two-way exchange of information with foreign officials could allow the politicized targeting of Americans, since foreign nations aren’t obligated to uphold the U.S. Constitution. The efforts by the Justice Department to gather information on Trump aides repeatedly involved ...

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How Congress Protects Its Own

Analysis — Members of Congress have increasingly remained in office for decades. Congress has designed its bureaucracy to protect incumbents, shielding them from punishment for misconduct and cloaking the institution’s dirty laundry in secrecy. Even members of opposite parties do not go after each other for ethics issues, part of a truce to avoid mutually assured destruction. Members of Congress ...

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Lawsuit Seeks Documents Potentially Showing FBI Ignored Intelligence Community IG Evidence That Chinese Hacked Clinton’s Server

Congressman described a meeting in which Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) officials informed FBI agent Peter Strzok that they had found that Hillary Clinton’s private email server was hacked by a foreign power. Strzok acknowledged meeting with the investigators but claimed he didn’t recall what they told him. The FBI said it had no evidence of such a breach, but ...

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Even as County Charges Dropped, Is a Federal Investigation Into Smollett’s Mail Crime Still Ongoing?

Although the state-level criminal charges were reportedly dropped against actor Jussie Smollett, it remains unclear whether the federal government is still investigating whether he was involved in sending a death threat to himself at “Empire’s” Chicago studio. Before Smollett claimed two men attacked him with a chemical substance, the studio received a letter addressed to the actor containing a white powder, which turned ...

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Suspect In Kavanaugh Confirmation Doxxing Has Feinstein Ties, Allegedly Possessed Senate Data. DOJ May Hide The Details

The former Senate aide accused of doxxing Republicans during Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing allegedly possessed troves of information, including Senate data, court proceedings indicate. The suspect is the son of a wealthy family with ties to Dianne Feinstein, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s top Democrat. Republicans suggested she timed a leak about sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh to harm ...

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Charity That Allegedly Took Bribes To Get Millionaires Into College Claimed To Be About Helping The Underprivileged

A charity that allegedly laundered bribes from Hollywood actresses and other millionaires in exchange for getting their children into college on paper claimed to be helping the “underprivileged.” The Key Worldwide Foundation claimed to help through a variety of activities including funding the Crips and the Bloods to play basketball against each other in Los Angeles. On its tax documents, it ...

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DOJ Official Bruce Ohr Fraternized With Dossier Author Long After FBI Barred Using Him As Source

Newly released documents provide evidence of the close relationship between top Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr and former British spy Christopher Steele, who authored the Steele dossier. Steele was terminated by the FBI as an informant in November 2016 for defying the FBI’s orders by revealing his relationship with the Bureau to the media. Fusion GPS wanted the media ...

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Chinese Allegedly Hacking U.S. Universities Doing Naval Research

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Chinese hackers have been targeting U.S. universities to steal research about military equipment, security experts said. Most of the universities were studying undersea technologies, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday — some under contracts with the Navy. The schools include Penn State and Duke University. The same group of Beijing hackers is suspected to have previously stolen information from Navy ...

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Senate Committee: US Colleges Violated Law, Took Chinese Cash To Host Propaganda

China provided over $158 million in funding to U.S. schools for ‘Confucius Institutes,’ which Chinese officials have called a form of propaganda, a bipartisan Senate investigation found. The program’s U.S. counterpart in Chinese universities was shut down after alleged Chinese interference.   FBI Director Christopher Wray faulted ‘naïveté’ among U.S. college faculty, and China is now expanding the program into grade ...

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Michael Cohen Tried To Make Millions By Putting A US Nuclear Plant Partly In Hands Of Qatar

Michael Cohen, the president’s disgraced former lawyer, took $200,000 to attempt to close a deal with a Qatari official to invest in an Alabama nuclear facility, according to the man who hired him. The Qatar money never materialized after Cohen’s legal troubles. Qatar is linked to Iran, whose nuclear program the United States has worked to curtail. Michael Cohen, the ...

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Congress’ Nonpartisan Research Arm Says Trump Could Have DOD Build A Wall Without State of Emergency or Congressional Approval

The nonpartisan Congressional Research Service (CRS) released a paper internally that suggests President Donald Trump may have the authority to use Department of Defense resources to build a wall without obtaining congressional approval or declaring a state of emergency. CRS, Congress’s in-house research arm, internally published a paper Jan. 10 titled “Can the Department of Defense Build the Border Wall?,” ...

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