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FBI Lawyer: ‘Not Typically Appropriate’ For Hillary’s Aides To Attend Her FBI Interview

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Lisa Page, a former top attorney at the FBI, told Congress last year she believed it was neither appropriate nor necessary for two of Hillary Clinton’s aides to accompany the former secretary of state in an interview she gave as part of the email investigation. “I would agree with you that it is not typically appropriate or operationally necessary to ...

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FBI Moved ‘Quickly’ To Spy On Carter Page For ‘Operational Reasons,’ FBI Lawyer Testified

A leaked transcript of congressional testimony given by FBI attorney Lisa Page in July 2018 sheds new light on how the bureau went about obtaining spy warrants against Carter Page. Lisa Page testified that the FBI was frustrated with the Justice Department over delays in approving the first warrant against the former Trump campaign aide. Page told lawmakers that the ...

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Fusion GPS-Linked Group Worked With Tech Company Tied To Russian ‘False Flag’ Operation

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A non-profit group linked to Fusion GPS has ties to a cybersecurity firm recently implicated in a self-described “false flag” operation in the Alabama Senate race. The Democracy Integrity Project, which works with Fusion GPS and dossier author Christopher Steele, partnered before the 2018 midterms with New Knowledge, an Austin-based firm that has been tied to an operation that created ...

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AG Nominee William Barr Will Allow Mueller To Finish Russia Probe, Lindsey Graham Says

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William Barr, President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, will allow special counsel Robert Mueller to finish his Russia investigation, incoming Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham said Wednesday. Barr will also “air on the side of transparency” in providing Mueller’s final Russia report to Congress and the public, Graham told reporters after a meeting with Barr. “I can assure ...

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Rosenstein Has A Timeline For Leaving The Trump Administration

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein plans to leave the Trump administration in the coming weeks, according to multiple reports on Wednesday. Rosenstein has told President Trump that he will leave the Justice Department after the expected confirmation of William Barr as attorney general. According to ABC News, and other news outlets that reported Rosenstein’s impending departure, he is not being forced ...

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Manafort Reportedly Passed Trump Campaign Data To Russian Oligarch

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Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, provided polling data to a close associate during the 2016 campaign with instructions to share the information with Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, according to a new report. Manafort’s legal team accidentally revealed in a court filing on Tuesday in the special counsel’s probe that the longtime GOP consultant provided the data to his ...

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Russian Lawyer Linked To Trump Tower Meeting And Fusion GPS Is Charged In New York Case

Russian Lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya

Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer at the center of a firestorm over a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower who also worked with the Democrat-connected opposition research firm Fusion GPS, was indicted on obstruction of justice charges in New York on Tuesday. According to the indictment, Veselnitskaya submitted an “intentionally misleading” declaration to the Justice Department in a civil case ...

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Republicans Have Questions For John Huber, The US Attorney Overseeing Investigation Of FBI

A group of top House Republicans is asking the Justice Department for details of an investigation into the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton and Trump-Russia probes that is being conducted by U.S. Attorney John Huber. In a letter sent Monday, the Republicans pressed Huber, the U.S. attorney for Utah, for details about witnesses and documents reviewed as part of ...

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Judge Extends Mueller Grand Jury

A federal grand jury being used by Special Counsel Robert Mueller received an extension on Friday, signaling that the Russia probe may be further from ending than previously thought. According to The Washington Post, U.S. District Court Chief Judge Beryl Howell approved an extension of up to six months for the grand jury, which was empaneled on July 5, 2017. ...

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Here Is What’s Next For Trey Gowdy

Trey Gowdy revealed his post-Congressional plans on Thursday. The former South Carolina Republican will join Nelson Mullins, the South Carolina-based law and lobbying firm announced. Gowdy, 54, worked at Nelson Mullins through 1994, when he left the firm to become an assistant federal prosecutor. Joining Gowdy at Nelson Mullins’ white collar defense and government investigations team are his longtime chief ...

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Lanny Davis Blasts McClatchy Over Disputed Michael Cohen Report

Lanny Davis, an adviser to Michael Cohen, is accusing McClatchy of “declining journalistic standards” over the news service’s recent report claiming that evidence exists placing Cohen in Prague during the 2016 presidential campaign. “Can any member of the media take ‘No’ for an answer – in contrast to anonymous sources who at best are engaging in single, double, or sometimes ...

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Michael Cohen Report Is Based On Third-Hand Information, Reporter Reveals

McClatchy reported on Thursday that foreign intelligence exists placing former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen in Prague during the 2016 campaign, as is alleged in the infamous Steele dossier But the story is coming under scrutiny after Cohen directly denied the report. Other news outlets have been unable to corroborate the bombshell report One of the reporters who worked on the ...

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Michael Cohen Disputes Report Claiming Prague Visit

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Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen on Thursday disputed a would-be bombshell report claiming that he visited Prague during the 2016 presidential campaign. “I hear #Prague #CzechRepublic is beautiful in the summertime. I wouldn’t know as I have never been.  #Mueller knows everything!,” Cohen wrote on Twitter. I hear #Prague #CzechRepublic is beautiful in the summertime. I wouldn’t know as I ...

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Schiff Will Subpoena Mueller Report If White House Tries To Block Its Release

California Rep. Adam Schiff said Sunday that he is prepared to subpoena a report from the special counsel’s Russia investigation should the White House try to block its release. “At the end of the day, this is just — this case is just too important to keep from the American people what it’s really about,” Schiff said on CNN’s “State of ...

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