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Michael Flynn Seeks To Withdraw Guilty Plea, Accuses Prosecutors Of ‘Retaliation’

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Former national security adviser Michael Flynn filed a court motion on Tuesday seeking to withdraw his guilty plea in a case that originated with the special counsel’s investigation. Flynn’s legal team accused prosecutors of acting in “bad faith” and out of “vindictiveness” when they recommended in a court filing on Jan. 7 that Flynn receive up to six months in ...

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AG Barr Reveals Stricter Procedures For Counterintelligence Investigations Of Presidential Campaigns

Counterintelligence investigations of future presidential campaigns will have to first be approved by the attorney general and FBI director, Attorney General William Barr said at a press conference on Monday. “The opening of a counterintelligence investigation of a presidential campaign would be something that the director of the FBI would have to sign off on and the attorney general would ...

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Mark Meadows: GOP Will Appeal To Surveillance Court Over Choice To Oversee FBI Reforms

Rep. Mark Meadows said Monday that congressional Republicans plan to appeal to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) over its choice to oversee the FBI’s surveillance reforms in the wake of a damning inspector general’s report regarding the bureau’s wiretapping of Carter Page. In an interview with journalist Sara Carter, Meadows criticized the FISC’s pick of former Justice Department official ...

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Ex-Treasury Department Official Pleads Guilty To Leaking Trump Associates’ Financial Documents To BuzzFeed

A former Treasury Department official pleaded guilty in federal court in New York City on Monday to leaking sensitive financial records of multiple Trump associates and figures in the Trump-Russia investigation to a reporter at BuzzFeed News. Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, who served as a senior adviser at the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), pleaded guilty to conspiring ...

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Ex-DOJ Official Picked To Assist FISA Reform Was Ardent Defender Of FBI’s Surveillance Of Carter Page

Former DOJ official David Kris was picked Friday to oversee the FBI’s reforms of its surveillance procedures in the wake of a damning inspector general’s report.  Kris was an ardent defender of the FBI’s surveillance of Carter Page. He was also a vocal critic of Republicans who suggested that the FBI misled the surveillance court in its applications to wiretap ...

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Bernie Takes Lead In Closely Watched Iowa Poll

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has surged to the lead in a closely-watched poll of Iowa caucusgoers, according to results released Friday. Twenty percent of respondents in the poll, conducted by the Des Moines Register and CNN from Jan. 2-8, said they are likely to support Sanders during Iowa’s statewide caucus, which will be held on Feb. 3. That’s a five point increase ...

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Report: DOJ’s Probe Of Clintons Ends With A Whimper

U.S. Attorney John Huber has concluded a sprawling investigation into several matters related to the Clintons without a finding of criminal wrongdoing, according to a Washington Post report. In November 2017, then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions tapped Huber to investigate the Clinton Foundation as well as Hillary Clinton’s actions as secretary of state towards Uranium One, an energy firm linked to ...

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Buttigieg Suggests US Bears Some Blame For Iran Blowing Up Airplane

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg suggested on Thursday that the United States bears some of the blame for the Iranian military shooting down a commercial airliner while it was at the same time firing ballistic missiles at an Iraqi military base that houses American troops. “Innocent civilians are now dead because they were caught in the middle of an unnecessary ...

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After GOP Congresswoman Posts A Filtered Photo Of Nancy Pelosi, WaPo Accuses Her Of ‘Altering’ It

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The national media’s obsession with the spread of doctored photos of Democratic politicians reached a fever pitch on Thursday, when The Washington Post published a story accusing GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik of posting an “altered” image of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Twitter. The photo in question was indeed altered, but not in a way that made Pelosi look particularly ...

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‘She Should Send Them Over’: Senate Democrats Want Pelosi To End Stalemate Over Impeachment Articles

A growing number of Senate Democrats are breaking with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over her handling of articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Seven Democrats — Sens. Dianne Feinstein, Doug Jones, Chris Murphy, Joe Manchin, Richard Blumenthal, Jon Tester, and Chris Coons — told various news outlets on Wednesday that they are ready for Pelosi to transmit the articles so ...

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GOP Congresswoman Who Squared Off With Schiff Posts Massive Campaign Fundraising Numbers

Elise Stefanik, a Republican congresswoman targeted by Democrats over her support for President Donald Trump during the House impeachment hearings, posted massive fundraising figures in the final quarter of 2019, her campaign announced on Wednesday. Stefanik raised $3.2 million in the quarter, which is more than the New Yorker has raised in any two-year election cycle. She has $3.4 million ...

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Bolton Says He’s ‘Prepared To Testify’ At Trump Impeachment Trial If Subpoenaed

Former national security adviser John Bolton said Monday he is “prepared to testify” at the Senate impeachment trial for President Donald Trump if he is subpoenaed. Bolton, who left the administration on Sept. 10, has previously said he would allow the federal courts to determine whether he has to testify to Congress about his White House tenure. Senate Democrats want ...

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Ratcliffe Says Comey, Brennan Gave ‘Conflicting Testimony’ About Steele Dossier

Rep. John Ratcliffe said Sunday that he has seen documents indicating that former FBI Director James Comey and former CIA Director John Brennan have given “conflicting testimony” regarding the Steele dossier. In an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” Ratcliffe said that he believes U.S. Attorney John Durham is looking into Comey and Brennan’s statements regarding who pushed to ...

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Trump Warns Iran Against Revenge Attack, Says 52 Iranian Sites Would Be Hit ‘Very Fast’

President Donald Trump said Saturday that the U.S. has identified 52 Iranian targets that will be struck “very fast and very hard” if the Islamic regime seeks revenge for the airstrike that killed Qasem Soleimani, the leader of the Quds Force. “Let this serve as a WARNING that if Iran strikes any Americans, or American assets, we have … targeted ...

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Ex-CIA Deputy Director Predicts Iran Will Kill Senior American Official As Retaliation For Soleimani Death

Former CIA acting and deputy director Michael Morell predicted Friday that the Iranian government will kill a senior American government official and American civilians, perhaps within days, as retaliation for airstrikes that killed Qasem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s Quds Force. “The world is a better place without him. The problem is that comes at a very high cost,” Morell ...

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