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Nadler Falsely Claims Don Jr. Was Offered Stolen Information In Trump Tower Meeting

New York Rep. Jerry Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, falsely claimed in an interview on Sunday that Donald Trump Jr. was offered stolen information in the infamous meeting at Trump Tower in June 2016. “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd failed to correct Nadler when he made the inaccurate statement. “I do not understand why he didn’t ...

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Report: US Officials Doubted Key Dossier Claims Earlier Than Previously Known

U.S. officials who investigated the Steele dossier had ‘misgivings’ about the salacious document much earlier than previously known, according to a report in The New York Times The FBI also interviewed an alleged source for the dossier in January 2017, and determined that he may have embellished some of the claims attributed to him by Christopher Steele If the report ...

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FBI Investigated Michael Flynn Over Russia Ties Earlier Than Previously Known

Michael Flynn

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report revealed new details about the investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn According to the report, the FBI investigated Flynn’s possible ties to Russia earlier than previously known Mueller was also authorized to investigate Flynn over four separate matters. The FBI was investigating Michael Flynn’s possible relationship with the Russian government much earlier than ...

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McClatchy Adds Editor’s Notes To Its Cohen-Prague Reports

McClatchy news service has updated two reports published last year that claimed that the special counsel’s office had evidence that bolstered the Steele dossier’s claims about former Trump attorney Michael Cohen. McClatchy added the updates following the release of Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation. The report said that Cohen did not visit Prague during the 2016, as claimed ...

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Mueller Report Undercuts Several Steele Dossier Claims, Though The Salacious Document Is Barely Mentioned

The Steele dossier was the FBI’s roadmap for the collusion investigation, but the controversial document is barely mentioned in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report But the few references to the dossier paint an unflattering picture of the document, which was funded by the Clinton campaign and DNC Mueller’s report addresses some of the dossier’s claims about Michael Cohen, as well ...

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Here’s What Mueller Found (Or Didn’t Find) On Collusion

Special Counsel Robert Mueller was unable to establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired with Russians, operated as foreign agents of Russia, or violated campaign finance laws during the infamous June 2016 Trump Tower meeting, according to a report released on Thursday. In a 448-page document, Mueller laid out the various areas of inquiry undertaken by investigators during the ...

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AG Barr: ‘Bottom Line’ From Mueller Report Is ‘No Collusion’

Attorney General William Barr reiterated at a press conference on Thursday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence to establish that President Trump or members of his campaign colluded with Russians to influence the 2016 election. “After nearly two years of investigation, thousands of subpoenas, and hundreds of warrants and witness interviews, the Special Counsel confirmed that the Russian ...

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Report: Christopher Steele Refuses to Meet With DOJ Inspector General, Which Is Scrutinizing Ex-Spy’s Dossier

Christopher Steele declined to meet with the Justice Department’s office of the inspector general, which is reportedly poised to cast doubt on the veracity of some of the former British spy’s infamous anti-Trump dossier. Politico reports that Steele declined the inspector general’s request on the grounds that it would be improper for him to take part “in an internal Justice ...

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‘American Taliban’ John Walker Lindh Will Be Released From Prison Next Month

John Walker Lindh, the so-called “American Taliban,” will be released from prison next month, according to new court filings. Lindh, 38, was captured as an enemy combatant in Afghanistan in November 2001. He was indicted in February 2002 later on 10 counts, including conspiracy to commit murder and aiding the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. Lindh was initially accused of conspiring with ...

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Barr Has Set A Day To Release The Mueller Report

Attorney General William Barr plans to release a redacted version of the special counsel’s Russia report on Thursday morning, a Justice Department official told reporters. The report is expected to contain redactions for classified information as well as information provided to a grand jury that Special Counsel Robert Mueller used in his 22-month investigation. The Justice Department is planning to ...

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Roger Stone Asks Judge To Dismiss Case, Wants Unredacted Copy Of Mueller Report

Roger Stone is calling on a federal judge to dismiss charges against him stemming from the special counsel’s Russia probe, while also demanding an unredacted copy of Robert Mueller’s final report. Stone’s lawyers made the demands in a flurry of court motions filed on Friday, days ahead of the expected release of a redacted copy of Mueller’s report. “Only by ...

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When Did The Trump-Russia Probe Actually Start?

Robert Mueller

The FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign formally began in late July 2016, after the Australian government sent in a tip about George Papadopoulos But there are strong indications that the Trump campaign and Trump associates came under scrutiny much earlier than that.  California Rep. Devin Nunes has recently started claiming that “spying” began against the Trump campaign in late ...

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Rod Rosenstein Defends Attorney General’s Handling Of Mueller Report

Outgoing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Thursday defended Attorney General William Barr against allegations that he misleading Congress and the public about the special counsel’s Russia report. “He’s being as forthcoming as he can, and so this notion that he’s trying to mislead people, I think is just completely bizarre,” Rosenstein said in a rare interview with The Wall ...

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Devin Nunes Notifies DOJ Of Criminal Referrals In Leak, Conspiracy Probe

California Rep. Devin Nunes notified Attorney General William Barr of eight “potential violations of law” that he says Republicans uncovered during the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia investigation. In a letter to sent Thursday, Nunes offered to brief Barr on the referrals along with Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe, a Republican on the House Intelligence panel. “As part of that investigation, Committee ...

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Avenatti Allegedly Scammed Paraplegic Client Out Of $4 Million Settlement

Michael Avenatti

Michael Avenatti was indicted Thursday on 36 charges of tax fraud, bribery, and embezzlement, including in a case in which the embattled celebrity lawyer allegedly hid $4 million of settlement money from a mentally ill, paraplegic client. According to The Los Angeles Times, Avenatti’s alleged scam caused his client, Geoffrey Ernest Johnson, to miss two months worth of Social Security ...

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