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Judge Orders White House To Restore Playboy Reporter’s Press Pass

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the White House to restore a press pass for Brian Karem, a Playboy correspondent and CNN analyst who was blocked from covering the White House following a verbal altercation in July with former Trump aide Sebastian Gorka. Judge Rudolph Contreras issued a temporary restraining order against the White House and press secretary Stephanie Grisham, ...

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Lindsey Graham Urges AG Barr To Declassify Nine Categories Of Information From FISA Abuse Probe

Sen. Lindsey Graham sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr urging him to declassify a slew of documents related to the FISA abuse probe Graham listed nine separate categories of documents that he says should be made public The documents would shed light on how the FBI assessed the infamous Steele dossier, which the FBI used to obtain surveillance ...

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FBI Witnesses Said Comey’s Trump Briefing Was Meant To Collect Info For Russia Probe, Report Says

James Comey testifies before Senate Judiciary Committee 05-03-17

A Justice Department inspector general’s report sheds new light on James Comey’s Jan. 6, 2017 briefing to Donald Trump regarding allegations made in the Steele dossier. The report cites witnesses who said that the FBI and Comey wanted to use the briefing to collect information that could be used in the Russia probe. Comey has said that he had the ...

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DOJ Watchdog Says James Comey Violated FBI Policy In Handling Sensitive Memos

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The Justice Department’s inspector general said in a report released Thursday that former FBI Director James Comey violated bureau policy in the handling of memos that he wrote after conversations with President Trump. “Former Director Comey failed to live up to this responsibility. By not safeguarding sensitive information obtained during the course of his FBI employment, and by using it to ...

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Matthew Whitaker: DOJ Meeting Suggests Andrew McCabe Will Be Indicted ‘Imminently’

Former Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said Wednesday he believes Andrew McCabe will soon be indicted on federal charges, based on reporting that the former FBI deputy director’s attorneys recently met with Justice Department officials. Whitaker said in a Fox News interview that McCabe’s lawyers’ meeting with Deputy Attorney General [DAG] Jeffrey Rosen, which The New York Times reported Monday ...

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Lawrence O’Donnell Admits To ‘Error In Judgment’ In Reporting Unverified Trump-Russia Story

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell said Wednesday he made an “error in judgment” in reporting Tuesday night that President Donald Trump’s tax returns showed Russian oligarchs had co-signed loans to his businesses. O’Donnell issued the statement on Twitter shortly after Trump’s personal attorney called on NBC to retract and apologize for the report, or face legal proceedings. “Last night I made ...

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Trump Lawyer Demands MSNBC ‘Immediately’ Retract Report That Russians Backed Trump Loans

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President Donald Trump’s personal attorney demanded that NBC Universal and one of its MSNBC primetime hosts issue a retraction and apology for a report aired Tuesday night that bank records showed that Russian oligarchs co-signed Trump Organization loans. “These statements are false and defamatory, and extremely damaging,” Charles Harder, a lawyer for Trump, wrote in a letter to NBC Universal ...

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Lawrence O’Donnell Floats Bombshell About Trump Taxes then Says Story Will Need ‘A Lot More Verification’

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell made a bombshell claim on his show Tuesday night about Donald Trump’s taxes, only to report later in his show that the allegation is unverified O’Donnell reported that a lone source told him that Russian oligarchs co-signed loans that Trump received from Deutsche Bank The story would confirm Democrats’ theories about Trump business links to Russia. ...

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Joe Walsh Once Called Bill Kristol, His Main Supporter, A ‘Twit’ And ‘Irrelevant’

Former GOP Rep. Joe Walsh, the radio show host challenging President Donald Trump, was once heavily critical of his main political backer, Bill Kristol, calling the neoconservative pundit “irrelevant,” and an “out of touch establishment twit.” “It’s time to retire, my friend,” Walsh said on March 31, 2017. On June 2, 2016, he wrote that Kristol “should just stay in ...

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Report: Purdue Pharma And Sackler Family Offer $12 Billion To Settle Opioids Lawsuit

Purdue Pharma and its owners, the Sackler family, reportedly offered between $10 billion and $12 billion to settle lawsuits over its role in the opioid crisis, during a meeting with at least 10 state attorneys general last week. According to NBC, the attorneys general and lawyers for plaintiffs met in Cleveland on Aug. 20 with Purdue representatives, including David Sackler, ...

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Sen. Ron Johnson Can’t Visit Russia Because He’s On Kremlin ‘Blacklist’ |

The Russian government has barred Sen. Ron Johnson from visiting Russia next week as part of a bipartisan congressional delegation, saying that the Wisconsin Republican is on a government blacklist. Johnson, the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, said Monday that the Russian government had denied his visa to take part in the visit. “I had hoped direct dialogue ...

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Joe Walsh’s Radio Show Has Been Canceled

Former Republican Rep. Joe Walsh said that his nationally syndicated radio show was canceled Monday, just a day after announcing that he is challenging Donald Trump for president. “I just found out that I lost my national radio show. So that’s gone, but I figure that might happen, John,” Walsh told CNN’s John Berman. “I’m running for president. I oppose ...

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Report: Feds Close To Deciding Whether To Indict CNN Analyst Andrew McCabe

The Justice Department is close to deciding whether to indict Andrew McCabe, the former FBI deputy director and newly minted CNN analyst, on charges of lying to the FBI during a media leak investigation. McCabe’s attorneys met twice last week with Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen regarding the investigation of McCabe, according to The New York Times. The 21-year FBI ...

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Felix Sater Says He Told Trump About Work For US Spy Agencies

Felix Sater says he told Donald Trump in the 2000s and again during the presidential campaign about his longtime role as a source for various U.S. intelligence agencies. Court documents unsealed Friday showed that Sater was a source for the CIA, FBI and other agencies in investigations of mafia figures, Russian organized crime and al Qaeda. Sater said in a ...

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CNN Host Questions Trump’s Mental Health: ‘Is He Suffering From Some Sort Of Illness?’

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CNN’s Brian Stelter speculated Sunday on President Donald Trump’s mental health and called for more media coverage of the issue. “So something is wrong,” Stelter said in the opening monologue of his show, “Reliable Sources.” “There are lots of theories about what it is. There are some doctors who think they know. Others say we shouldn’t speculate. There are ethical ...

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