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State Department Identified 30 Security Incidents Related To Hillary’s Email Server

The State Department identified at least 30 separate security breaches during its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, the agency recently disclosed. In a letter to Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, a State Department official said that at least 15 State Department employees were responsible for 23 violations and seven security infractions related to Clinton’s server. The ...

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Trump Is ‘All In’ On Amendment To Ban Flag Burning

Maxine Waters supporters burn flag

President Donald Trump said Saturday he is “all in” on supporting a constitutional amendment that would make it illegal to burn the American flag. “A no brainer!” Trump wrote on Twitter of a bill proposed by Montana Sen. Steve Daines and North Dakota Sen. Kevin Cramer. The two Republicans introduced a constitutional amendment on Friday that would make it illegal ...

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DOJ Says House Democrat’s Request For Trump Taxes Raises ‘Serious Risk Of Abuse’

Trump taxes

The Justice Department on Friday backed Treasury Sec. Steven Mnuchin in a battle with Congress over the release of President Trump’s tax returns. In a 33-page opinion, the head of the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, Steven A. Engel, said that a request made by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal on April 3 for Trump’s tax ...

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Putin: Relations With US ‘Getting Worse By The Hour’ Under Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that relations with the U.S. are rapidly “deteriorating” under the Trump administration because of sanctions against Russian companies and government officials. In an interview with Mir Interstate Television, a Russian media company, Putin offered a positive assessment of Russian relations with countries like China, but added that the same could not be said about those ...

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Nunes Says He Has Finally Seen Mueller ‘Scope Memo’

California Rep. Devin Nunes said Wednesday that he has finally seen the Justice Department memo that laid out the parameters of the special counsel’s probe. Nunes, a Republican, indicated in an interview on Fox News’s “Hannity” that the Aug. 2, 2017 memo shows the infamous and unverified Steele dossier was relevant to the special counsel’s probe. “Ultimately, that Steele dossier ...

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Don Jr. Says He’s ‘Not At All’ Worried About Perjury Following Senate Intel Testimony

Donald Trump Jr. said he is “not at all” concerned about perjury charges following closed-door testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) on Wednesday. Trump Jr. met for around three hours with the committee, which has investigated Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign. Democrats had pushed for the committee to interview Trump Jr. for a second time ...

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Michael Flynn Hires New Counsel, Will Continue Cooperating With The Government

Michael Flynn

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn will remain in his plea agreement with the federal government and continue cooperating with prosecutors, his new counsel said Wednesday. “[T]he General is going to continue to cooperate with the government,” Sidney Powell, Flynn’s new lawyer, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. The Hill first reported Wednesday that Flynn hired Powell, a former assistant ...

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State Department Official Helped Christopher Steele With Business Concerns, Emails Show

State Department emails show that former State official Jonathan Winer facilitated meetings between dossier author Christopher Steele and multiple private consulting firms  Winer served as Steele’s main point of contact to the State Department, and was the official responsible for disseminating the anti-Trump dossier through Foggy Bottom Winer’s emails were obtained through a lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch on behalf ...

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Carter Page: FBI Informant ‘Intensified’ Outreach Before Spy Warrant Application

Carter Page said Sunday that his contacts with Stefan Halper, an alleged FBI informant, “intensified” in the month before the U.S. government obtained its first spy warrant against the former Trump campaign aide. “My conversations with him intensified right, the month before my illegitimate FISA warrant, in September 2016, when all these defamatory articles were being placed by the DNC,” ...

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Mark Meadows: FBI Knew ‘Within 60 Days’ That Russia Probe Was ‘Built On A Foundation Of Sand’

James Comey looking down

North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows said Friday night that the FBI knew within 60 days of opening the Trump-Russia probe that the investigation was “built on a foundation of sand.” “Within 60 days of them opening the investigation, prior to [Robert] Mueller coming on, the FBI and the [Department of Justice] knew that Christopher Steele was not credible, the dossier ...

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House Intelligence Committee To Hold Hearing On Mueller Probe

Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee have scheduled a hearing next Wednesday to explore the counterintelligence implications from the special counsel’s investigation Democrats are likely to focus on whether contacts between Russians and Trump associates have made the Trump administration vulnerable to the Kremlin Republicans will also have an opportunity to discuss the partially-debunked Steele dossier The House Intelligence Committee ...

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Michael Flynn Abruptly Fires His Lawyers

Michael Flynn

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn has fired his lawyers, signaling a potential change in his legal strategy as he awaits sentencing in the special counsel’s probe. Robert Kelner, a partner at Covington & Burling, said in a court filing Thursday that Flynn terminated their arrangement and has already hired new lawyers. Flynn, a retired lieutenant general, pleaded guilty on ...

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