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Elizabeth Warren, Who Said She Wouldn’t Take ‘A Dime’ From Super PACs, Is Now Accepting Support From A Super PAC

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who vowed when she announced her White House bid last year not to take “a dime of PAC money in this campaign,” refused Thursday to disavow a super PAC raising money to support her candidacy. “Do you want the super PAC supporting you to stand down?” a reporter asked Warren outside of a campaign stop in Nevada. ...

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Roger Stone Sentenced To 40 Months In Prison

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., sentenced Roger Stone to 40 months in prison Thursday. On Feb. 10, prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington recommended that Stone serve between 87 months and 108 months in jail for his crimes. President Donald Trump responded hours later, saying the recommendation was “disgraceful” and a “miscarriage of justice.” The Justice Department ...

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Not Good: Hunter Biden Involved in Lobbying Obama Admin for Ukraine Money

Hunter Biden was on the board of a trade coalition that lobbied the Obama administration in 2014 on foreign assistance to Ukraine, and appears to have set up a State Department meeting for the group’s president. Biden’s links to the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) and its affiliate, the Center for U.S. Global Leadership, have gone largely unreported in the ...

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Swampy: Ex-DOJ Official Named In FISA Abuse Report Signs Petition Calling On William Barr To Resign

There is no swamp - A.F. Branco political cartoon

A former Justice Department official and MSNBC analyst who is discussed throughout the inspector general’s report on FISA abuse added his name Monday to a petition calling on William Barr to resign as attorney general. David Laufman, who served as chief of the Justice Department’s counterintelligence and export control section through 2018, said Monday that he joined more than 2,000 ...

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McCabe’s Leak Denials Cast Suspicion On His Loyal Aide, Lisa Page

James Comey told the Justice Department’s inspector general that Andrew McCabe’s repeated denials that he was involved in a leak about an investigation of the Clinton Foundation cast suspicion that FBI lawyer Lisa Page went “off the reservation” and leaked the story herself.  Page did disclose information about a Clinton Foundation probe to a reporter in October 2016, but only ...

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Lindsey Graham Releases FISA Witness Wish List

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham on Friday identified 17 FBI and Justice Department employees he wants to interview regarding the FBI’s surveillance abuses against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. In a letter to Attorney General William Barr, Graham identified several FBI agents who helped put together applications for surveillance warrants submitted to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) ...

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Report: DOJ Will Not Charge Andrew McCabe

Federal prosecutors will not charge former FBI Director Andrew McCabe with making false statements to the FBI, according to a new report. The Washington Post, citing sources familiar with the investigation, reports that Justice Department officials will soon reveal that charges will not be brought against McCabe, who now works as a CNN analyst. Prosecutors in Washington, D.C. opened an ...

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Chairman Of Iowa Democrats Resigns Over Caucus Fracas

Troy Price, the chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party, announced his resignation Wednesday, more than a week after a series of technical glitches delayed results of the party’s caucuses. “The fact is that Democrats deserved better than what happened on caucus night,” Price said in a letter to party members on Wednesday. “As chair of this party, I am deeply ...

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House Intel Republicans Boycott Hearing, Citing Schiff’s Failure To Hold Hearing On FISA Abuse

In a rare move, the Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee will boycott a hearing scheduled for Wednesday morning, saying that Chairman Adam Schiff has “strayed” from conducting business relevant to the panel, including by failing to hold a hearing over the Justice Department inspector general’s report on FBI abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). “Under your ...

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In Reversal, Feds Say Roger Stone Deserves ‘Far Less’ Jail Time Than Initially Proposed

Federal prosecutors revised a sentencing recommendation for Roger Stone on Tuesday, saying that one submitted on Monday was “excessive” and more in line with jail time given to violent criminals. The reversal comes after President Trump expressed outrage over a 9-year prison recommendation for his longtime associate.  Three federal prosecutors withdrew from the Stone case on Tuesday, seemingly in protest ...

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Despite ‘Stop And Frisk,’ Michael Bloomberg Gains Serious Traction With Black Voters

A national political poll of Democratic voters released on Monday shows that Michael Bloomberg has gained serious traction with black voters, despite his support for the controversial practice of “stop and frisk” when he was mayor of New York City. The Quinnipiac poll, which surveyed 665 Democratic voters between Feb. 5-9, found that 22 percent of black voters support Bloomberg. ...

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Top Mueller Prosecutor Resigns From DOJ Amid Turmoil In Roger Stone Case

Special assistant U.S. attorney Aaron Zelinsky, who handled several of the most prominent cases in the special counsel’s probe, resigned Tuesday amid turmoil surrounding a prison sentence recommendation for Trump confidant Roger Stone. Zelinsky filed a notice withdrawing from the case with Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who oversaw Stone’s trial. The filing also says that Zelinsky “resigned effective immediately” as a ...

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‘Throw Them Up Against The Wall’: Bloomberg Aggressively Defended ‘Stop And Frisk’ In 2015

In 2015, Michael Bloomberg defended ‘stop and frisk’ while acknowledging that it led to disproportionately more arrests of black and Hispanic men. Bloomberg also asserted that in order to cut down gun crimes, it was necessary to “throw” minority men “up against the wall and frisk them.”  His past support for the policy was widely expected to be a political ...

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Barr: Justice Dept Reviewing Giuliani’s Ukraine Information With Caution

Attorney General William Barr said Monday that the Justice Department has set up an “intake process” to handle Ukraine-related information from Rudy Giuliani, but that the agency is being “very careful” with what the Trump lawyer has provided. “We have to be very careful with respect to any information coming from Ukraine. There are a lot of agendas in the ...

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Iowa Democrats Award Delegates Despite Potential Errors In Results

The Iowa Democratic Party projected Sunday that Pete Buttigieg will win the state’s caucuses, though several news organizations are declining to declare a winner because of a series of technical glitches and tabulation errors that have marred the results. The party said in a statement that Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is projected to win 14 delegates, ...

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