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Senators’ Letter Stirs Mystery Over 4 Classified Footnotes In FISA Report

The Republican chairmen of two Senate committees asked Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz on Tuesday to declassify information in four footnotes in the report on the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign. The senators said the redacted information is “essential” for the public to fully understand what went wrong in the probe. “The American people have a right to ...

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OOops: Bolton’s Former Chief of Staff Urges Him to Delay Book

Fred Fleitz, a former chief of staff to John Bolton, urged the former national security adviser on Monday to delay publication of his memoir until after the November election, asserting that a tell-all book would “set a dangerous precedent” by discouraging future presidents from seeking advice from their top national security staff. “Given the importance of protecting a president’s confidential ...

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Grassley Expands Probe Of Stefan Halper’s Pentagon Contracts

Stefan Halper

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said Wednesday he is expanding his probe of Department of Defense contracts awarded to Stefan Halper, a former professor who was a confidential source for the FBI in its investigation of Trump campaign associates. The Iowa Republican said that he is investigating the Office of Net Assessment’s (ONA) contract compliance after he reviewed “troubling ...

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Biden Campaign Video Features Ukrainian Activist Who Said Hunter ‘Did A Very Bad Thing’

Joe Biden’s campaign released a video Tuesday that quoted a Ukrainian anti-corruption activist who claimed last year that Hunter Biden “did a very bad thing” by working for Ukrainian energy firm Burisma Holdings. The campaign released the video, narrated by rapid response director Andrew Bates, in order to push back on Trump allies’ allegations that Biden pressured the Ukrainian government ...

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Giuliani Accuses Lev Parnas Of Lying, Brings Up Possibility Of Tape Recordings

Rudy Giuliani on Monday accused his former associate, Lev Parnas, of telling multiple lies during a media tour last week, including about whether Attorney General William Barr was aware of the Trump lawyer’s activities related to Ukraine. “I will tell you this definitively, I never spoke to Attorney General Barr about this investigation. Never once,” Giuliani told Fox News’ Laura ...

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FBI Releases Notes From Interviews With Page And Papadopoulos

The Justice Department released its fourth batch of documents from the special counsel’s probe Friday, including notes of FBI interviews with former Trump campaign advisers Carter Page and George Papadopoulos. The documents include the FBI’s interviews conducted in 2017 with Papadopoulos and with Page, as well as interviews with Russian associates of Page. The records were provided to BuzzFeed News ...

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Texts From A Mysterious Belgian Number Shed Light On Possible Surveillance Of Ambassador To Ukraine 

House Democrats on Friday released text messages that shed new light on a possible surveillance campaign against Marie Yovanovitch when she served as ambassador to Ukraine. The documents are screenshots of messages between Robert Hyde, a Republican congressional candidate, and an individual he identified Friday as Anthony de Caluwe. The messages show that the man Hyde identified de Caluwe appeared ...

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CNN And MSNBC Let Lev Parnas Off The Hook

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To hear Lev Parnas tell it, as he did in interviews this week with Rachel Maddow and Anderson Cooper, his laser-like focus on getting rid of the American ambassador to Ukraine was purely in service of President Trump and Rudy Giuliani. In his interviews, which aired Wednesday and Thursday, Parnas apologized for his role in forcing Marie Yovanovitch’s removal from ...

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