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DOJ Will Start Releasing Hundreds Of Pages Of Mueller Probe Documents Each Month

The Justice Department will start releasing 500 pages of notes from witness interviews in the special counsel’s probe each month, beginning on Nov. 1. According to CNN, a Justice Department lawyer said at a hearing that the agency has 800 witness interview transcripts, known as FD-302s, totaling more than 44,000 pages. CNN and BuzzFeed sued DOJ to begin releasing 302s ...

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Letter Casts New Light On NYT Report That Trump ‘Pushed’ Aussies To Help With Probe Of CIA, FBI Activities

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Australia’s ambassador to the U.S. sent a letter earlier this year offering Attorney General William Barr support in his investigation of the FBI and CIA’s activities in 2016, casting new light on a New York Times report from Monday that President Donald Trump “pushed” Australia’s prime minister to help with the probe. Journalists in Australia published the May 28 letter ...

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Report: AG Barr Ramping Up Probe Of CIA, FBI Activities In 2016

Attorney General William Barr has met with foreign intelligence officials, including during a trip to Italy earlier in September, regarding an investigation into surveillance activities against the Trump campaign, The Washington Post reported. Barr was joined in the meeting by John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, WaPo reported, citing anonymous sources familiar with the matter. Barr tapped Durham earlier ...

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Sixth Grade Girl Admits To Fabricating Hate Attack That Media Linked To Mike Pence’s Wife

An alleged anti-black hate incident at a Washington, D.C.-area middle school that media outlets tried to link to Vice President Mike Pence’s wife was a hoax, the school said Monday. Amari Allen, 12, accused three white classmates last week of pinning her down and cutting off her dreadlocks during an attack at Immanuel Christian School, a private school in Springfield, ...

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House Democrats Subpoena Mike Pompeo, Threaten Obstruction Charges

The Democratic chairmen of three House committees on Friday subpoenaed Sec. of State Mike Pompeo and demanded depositions with five State Department officials as part of an impeachment investigation involving a whistleblower complaint against President Donald Trump. “The Committees are investigating the extent to which President Trump jeopardized national security by pressing Ukraine to interfere with our 2020 election and ...

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Report: State Department Official At Center Of Whistleblower Complaint Resigns

Kurt Volker, the U.S. special representative to Ukraine, resigned on Friday amid fallout from a whistleblower complaint against President Donald Trump regarding a phone call in July with Ukraine’s president. Volker was one of five State Department officials that House Democrats said Friday that they want to depose as part of an impeachment inquiry of Trump. The whistleblower complaint focuses ...

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ABC Bungles Report That White House Set Preconditions For Trump-Zelensky Meeting

ABC News has added a major correction to a report that U.S. officials set preconditions for a meeting between President Trump and Ukraine’s president ABC inaccurately identified the source of the story, Serhiy Leshchenko, as an adviser to Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian president.  Leshchenko has not been an adviser to Zelensky for months. He is also disputing the quotes ABC ...

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House Democrats Reach Major Milestone In Impeachment Push

More than half of the members of the House of Representatives support an inquiry into whether to impeachment President Donald Trump, after Democratic Kansas Rep. Sharice Davids announced her support Wednesday. Politico and The Washington Post, which have tracked which lawmakers support impeachment, reported that Davids is the 218th House member to back an inquiry. According to their tally, 217 ...

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Intelligence Director Adamantly Disputes WaPo Report He Threatened To Resign

Joseph Maguire, the acting director of national intelligence, unequivocally disputed a Washington Post report published Wednesday that he threatened to resign if the White House blocked him from testifying candidly about his handling of a whistleblower complaint concerning President Trump. “At no time have I considered resigning my position since assuming this role on Aug. 16, 2019. I have never ...

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Trump Phone Call Transcript Undercuts Two ‘Bombshell’ Reports About Whistleblower Complaint

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A rough transcript of President Trump’s phone call undercuts two major news stories that helped fuel interest in a whistleblower complaint against the Republican The Washington Post reported last week that Trump made a ‘promise’ to the Ukrainian president during a phone call central to the complaint. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that Trump ‘repeatedly pressed’ for an investigation ...

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Report: White House Planning To Give Whistleblower Complaint To Congress Within Days

The White House is planning to provide a whistleblower complaint and full inspector general’s report regarding President Trump’s actions towards Ukraine to Congress by the end of the week, according to reports. The move, first reported by Politico, comes hours after Trump said that he will declassify and release a July 25 phone call he had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr ...

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Schiff Says Whistleblower Wants To Speak With Congress, And Could Do So This Week

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said Tuesday that the whistleblower who filed a complaint against President Donald Trump wants to meet with Congress, and could do so as early as this week. Schiff announced on Twitter that the whistleblower’s lawyers have requested guidance from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence about meeting with lawmakers. Joseph Maguire, the ...

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Trump Says He Withheld Aid To Ukraine Because European Countries Failed To Pay Fair Share

President Donald Trump acknowledged Tuesday that he withheld military aid from Ukraine, but says he did so because other European nations had not paid their fair share. “My complaint has always been, and I’d withhold again, and I will continue to withhold until such time as Europe and other nations contribute to Ukraine,” Trump told reporters at the United Nations ...

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US Soldier Allegedly Discussed Blowing Up Antifa, Major News Organization |

A soldier stationed at Fort Riley, Kan. was charged in federal court Monday with plotting to make bombs to blow up the headquarters of a major news organization and to target members of the left-wing group Antifa, prosecutors said. Jarret William Smith, 24, was indicted on one count of distributing information related to explosives and weapons of mass destruction. He faces up to ...

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