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GOP Rep. Calls On Lindsey Graham To Subpoena Adam Schiff’s Phone Records

Indiana Rep. Jim Banks is calling on Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham to subpoena phone records for Rep. Adam Schiff, a lawyer for the Trump whistleblower, and Joe and Hunter Biden. In a letter to Graham on Wednesday, Banks cited House Democrats’ impeachment report from Tuesday which revealed that Democrats obtained AT&T phone records which showed phone calls involving ...

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Devin Nunes Denies Meeting Ex-Ukrainian Prosecutor In Lawsuit Against CNN

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Republican California Rep. Devin Nunes is adamantly denying that he traveled to Vienna last year and met with a former Ukrainian prosecutor to dig up dirt on Joe Biden, as CNN alleged in a story published last month. “CNN is the mother of fake news,” Nunes said in a defamation lawsuit against the network filed Tuesday in federal court in ...

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Lindsey Graham: ‘Be Wary’ Of ‘Spin’ From WaPo, NYT Ahead Of Trump-Russia Report

Sen. Lindsey Graham urged caution Monday about Washington Post and New York Times reports regarding an alleged rift between Attorney General William Barr and Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz over the findings of an investigation into the FBI’s handling of the Trump-Russia probe. “Be wary of The Washington Post and New York Times reporting on what’s coming up with ...

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How The FBI Risked Exposing Sensitive Russia Probe Details During Meeting With Christopher Steele

During a meeting in Rome in October 2016, FBI agents shared a sensitive piece of information with a subcontractor for the Democratic party about one of the main targets of the Trump-Russia probe. The subcontractor, Christopher Steele, was at the time working with Fusion GPS to collect information about the Trump campaign.  At the time of the meeting, Steele was ...

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Report: AG Barr Disagrees With Key Finding In Watchdog’s Trump-Russia Report

Attorney General William Barr disagrees with a key conclusion from the Justice Department inspector general’s investigation regarding the origins of the Trump-Russia probe, according to a new report. The Washington Post, citing anonymous sources familiar with the matter, reports that Barr has told associates that he does not believe that the FBI had enough information to justify opening a counterintelligence ...

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John Podesta Set Up Fundraising Meetings For Fusion GPS After Trump’s Election Victory

Former Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta was one of Fusion GPS’s “most helpful” resources in an effort to raise money after the 2016 election to continue investigating Donald Trump, the co-founders of the opposition research firm revealed in a book released last week. Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, the co-founders of Fusion GPS, write in “Crime in Progress,” that Podesta ...

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DOJ Report Will Describe ‘Spygate’ Professor Stefan Halper’s Contacts With Trump Campaign Advisers: Report

The Justice Department report that will be released next month regarding FBI surveillance of the Trump campaign will include information about Stefan Halper, the former Cambridge professor who established contact with multiple Trump campaign aides in 2016 while serving as an FBI informant, people who have reviewed a draft of the report told The New York Times. According to The ...

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Schiff Plans To Send Impeachment Report To House Judiciary After Thanksgiving

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said Monday that he expects to send a report laying out evidence to impeach President Donald Trump to the House Judiciary Committee soon after Thanksgiving. In a letter to his congressional colleagues, Schiff said that evidence gathered from depositions with 17 current and former U.S. officials has revealed “a months-long effort in which President ...

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FBI Lawyer Who Sent Anti-Trump ‘Resistance’ Text Message Also Altered Russia Probe Documents: Report

The former FBI lawyer who is reportedly under investigation for altering documents in the Russia probe took part in a 2017 interview with Trump adviser George Papadopoulos, and also wrote anti-Trump text messages that were revealed in a Justice Department report released last year. Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith altered an email that was included in an FBI application to ...

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FBI Official Is Under Investigation For Altering Russia Probe Documents: Report

The Justice Department is investigating an FBI official for allegedly altering a document as part of the Trump-Russia probe, according to an explosive report. CNN reports that the altered document was recovered as part of the Justice Department inspector general’s investigation into the FBI’s surveillance activities against Carter Page, a former Trump campaign adviser. Michael Horowitz, the inspector general, has ...

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Lindsey Graham: FISA Abuse Report Will Be Released On Dec. 9

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham said Wednesday that the Justice Department report into the FBI’s surveillance against the Trump campaign will be released on Dec. 9. The South Carolina Republican told Fox News’s Sean Hannity that the date has been “locked” down. Two days after the release of the report, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz will testify before ...

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Report: FBI Wants To Speak With Trump Whistleblower

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The FBI reached out last month to the CIA analyst who filed a whistleblower complaint against President Trump, according to reports. Yahoo! News reports that an FBI agent from the Washington, D.C. field office contacted the whistleblower’s lawyers, seeking an interview. An interview has not been scheduled, and it is unclear whether the whistleblower will agree to a meeting, according ...

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Senate Sets Date For FISA Abuse Hearing

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Dec. 11 to examine the findings from a Justice Department inspector general’s investigation into the FBI’s alleged abuse of the foreign intelligence surveillance court during the Trump investigation, the committee said on Monday. The report of the investigation is expected to be released soon after Thanksgiving. Attorney General William Barr said ...

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White House Official Sues Politico, Alleging Collusion With Adam Schiff

Kash Patel, an official on the National Security Council, is suing Politico for defamation and accusing the news outlet of colluding with Rep. Adam Schiff.  Patel alleges in a lawsuit filed Monday that Politico published two defamatory articles about him that were based on leaks of inaccurate information provided during depositions during the Trump impeachment inquiry last month.  Politico reported ...

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‘Lying Trash’: George Conway Attacks GOP Rep Elise Stefanik

George Conway, the husband of White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway and a harsh critic of President Trump, called Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik “lying trash” on Saturday, and urged voters to support her Democratic challenger. Conway, a Republican attorney, was seemingly miffed by Stefanik’s battles this week with Rep. Adam Schiff during the Trump impeachment hearings. Stefanik, 35, won praise ...

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