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Wray: FBI Opens A New Chinese Spy Investigation Every 10 Hours

The FBI opens a new counterintelligence investigation related to Chinese espionage every 10 hours, FBI Director Christopher Wray said in a speech Tuesday, which he billed as the most detailed discussion of the threat posed by China that the FBI has ever disclosed to the public. “The greatest long-term threat to our nation’s information, intelligence property and to our economic ...

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Trump’s National Security Adviser Reveals Who Made The Decision Not To Brief POTUS On Russia-Taliban Intelligence

National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said Tuesday that a career intelligence official made the ultimate decision not to brief President Donald Trump on information regarding possible Russian payments to Taliban fighters to target U.S. troops in Afghanistan. In an interview on “Fox & Friends,” O’Brien also seemingly confirmed that the National Security Council was analyzing the intelligence, and had developed ...

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Pelosi Calls On Intel Chiefs To Brief Congress On Russian Bounties Targeting US Soldiers

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday called on two top intelligence officials to provide a briefing to all members of Congress regarding reports that Russian intelligence has paid bounties to Taliban fighters to attack U.S. service members in Afghanistan. “Congress needs to know what the intelligence community knows about this significant threat to American troops and our allies and what ...

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US Charges Jack Abramoff With Violating Lobbying Law That Was Amended Because Of His Schemes

Federal prosecutors in California issued the U.S. government’s first-ever criminal charges for violations of the Lobbying Disclosure Act on Thursday against Jack Abramoff, the notorious GOP lobbyist whose scheme more than a decade ago prompted widespread reform in the influence industry. The U.S. attorney’s office in San Francisco announced charges against Abramoff and a business partner, Marcus Andrade, the CEO ...

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Wray Has ‘Serious Concerns’ About Comey FBI’s Investigation Of Michael Flynn

Christopher Wray

FBI Director Christopher Wray said in an interview aired Wednesday that he has “serious concerns” about how the bureau handled the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. “I will say….the Flynn investigation, which took place before I started, and by the time I started was in the hands of the special counsel’s office, is something that has in ...

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GOP Lawmaker Forces DOJ Whistleblower To Admit He Sought Job With Democrats During Trump Impeachment

A Justice Department official turned whistleblower appeared caught off guard Wednesday when Republican Rep. Doug Collins pressed him in a House Judiciary Committee hearing about his efforts last year to work for House Democrats during the Trump impeachment saga. John Elias, a chief of staff to the Justice Department’s assistant attorney general in the antitrust division, reluctantly conceded at the ...

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Appeals Court Orders Judge To Dismiss Michael Flynn Case

A federal appeals court on Wednesday ordered a federal judge to dismiss charges against former national security adviser Michael Flynn. The three-judge panel voted 2-1 against U.S. District Court Judge Emmet J. Sullivan, who sought to force the Justice Department to defend its decision to drop its case against Flynn. The Justice Department filed a motion on May 7 seeking ...

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US Adds Four Chinese Media Outlets To List Of Beijing-Controlled ‘Propaganda’

The Trump State Department on Monday added four Chinese media outlets to a list of organizations considered to be the equivalent of foreign embassies because of their close ties to the Chinese Communist government. The move to flag the outlets as “foreign missions” is part of the U.S. government’s effort to identify Beijing-controlled propaganda organs, which have ramped up their ...

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US Attorney For Manhattan Refuses To Resign Amid Pressure

In a stunning series of events that unfolded Friday night, the U.S. attorney in Manhattan, Geoffrey Berman, said that he was not resigning from his post, rebuffing an announcement that Attorney General William Barr made earlier in the evening. Berman, who has led several investigations into associates of President Donald Trump, said he had no intention of leaving office until ...

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Pompeo Calls Bolton A ‘Traitor,’ Says Book Is Full Of ‘Outright Falsehoods’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused John Bolton Thursday of lying in his forthcoming book about his stint at the White House, calling the former national security adviser a “traitor who damaged America.” “I’ve not read the book, but from the excerpts I’ve seen published, John Bolton is spreading a number of lies, fully-spun half-truths, and outright falsehoods,” Pompeo said ...

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Ex-Analyst Who Claimed Journalist Girlfriend Pressured Him To Leak Classified Intelligence Is Sentenced To 30 Months In Prison

A former Pentagon analyst who alleged that his journalist girlfriend pressured him into sharing classified information with her in order to help her career was sentenced 30 months in prison on Thursday for leaking top secret materials. Henry Kyle Frese, a 31-year-old former analyst at the Defense Intelligence Agency, pleaded guilty on Feb. 20 to leaking information to two journalists ...

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‘Completely Crazy’: Lighthizer Disputes Bolton’s Claim About Trump-Xi Meeting

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer denied Wednesday that President Donald Trump asked Chinese President Xi Jinping in June 2019 for help in the upcoming presidential election, an allegation that former national security adviser John Bolton levels in his forthcoming memoir. “Absolutely untrue, never happened. I was there, I have no recollection of that ever happening. I don’t believe it’s true, ...

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Trump Administration Sues John Bolton To Delay Publication Of White House Tell-All

The Trump administration sued John Bolton Tuesday to delay the release of the former national security adviser’s forthcoming tell-all book about his stint in the Trump White House. Justice Department lawyers asserted in the complaint that Bolton’s book, “The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir,” is “rife” with classified information. “This is a civil action by the United ...

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Google Bans Ads On The Federalist After NBC News Raises Concerns About George Floyd Protest Articles

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Google will no longer run ads on The Federalist and Zero Hedge after NBC News raised concerns to the tech giant about articles that the conservative websites published regarding rioting and looting that occurred alongside the protests over the death of George Floyd. According to the NBC report, Google banned the websites from its advertising platform, Google Ads, after the ...

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