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Declassified Intelligence Report Shows FBI Withheld Key Details About Steele Dossier

FBI officials left key details about former British spy Christopher Steele and his infamous dossier out of a newly declassified Intelligence Community Assessment regarding Russian interference in the 2016 election. The two-page document, which Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe declassified this week, describes Steele’s allegations about possible links between the Trump campaign and Russian government. It says that an FBI ...

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Cutting Police Funding Will Lead To Understaffing, Reduced Training, Union Official Says

Restricting funding to police departments takes away from valuable resources and training for officers, a police union official says. Proponents of the movement to defund police, who generally do not advocate for the abolition of a police force, want to redirect some police funding to other public initiatives and encourage other reforms. Minneapolis city officials are considering mandating private insurance ...

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The Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security Propose Rule on Procedures for Asylum and Withholding of Removal

The Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security (collectively, the Departments) submitted a proposed rule change to help immigration officials more effectively separate baseless claims for asylum from meritorious ones. The proposal suggests the following changes to the Departments’ regulations: Amend the regulations governing credible fear determinations so that individuals found to have such a fear will have ...

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Seattle Has Fallen: City Leaders Surrender to AntiFa, BLM

Just a day after Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan forced the city police to surrender the East Precinct police station to Antifa, City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant unlocked City Hall so that the domestic terrorists could take that as well and now, the city’s leadership has allowed the group of militant miscreants to keep a 6-block area near the East Precinct station ...

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Barr Provides Updates On Durham Probe, Hits Media For Advancing ‘Sensational’ Collusion Narrative

Attorney General William Barr said in an interview that aired Tuesday that he is “very troubled” by revelations from an investigation that U.S. Attorney John Durham is conducting into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe. Barr also told Fox News in the interview that many many outlets “drove” some of the “sensational” allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and ...

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LA City Council Leader Criticized For Having LAPD Security Detail While Advocating For Department Budget Cuts

The Los Angeles City Council president is facing criticism for using police officers as personal security while calling for the department to be defunded. Democratic Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez used LAPD officers as security for the past two months until journalists began asking her questions, Spectrum News 1 initially reported. “It’s kind of ironic. Here she is ...

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Harvard University Professor Indicted in China Investigation

The former Chair of Harvard University’s Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department was indicted today on charges of making false statements to federal authorities regarding his participation in China’s Thousand Talents Program. Dr. Charles Lieber, 61, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of making false statements and will be arraigned in federal court in Boston at ...

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South Texas man pleads guilty to conspiracy to transport illegal aliens

Federal authorities discover 63 illegal aliens in back of trailer after truck driver flees checkpoint LAREDO, Texas — On Monday, a South Texas man entered a guilty plea for his role in a conspiracy to transport illegal aliens within the country. This case is being investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Laredo Office with ...

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NJ Gov ‘Can’t Imagine’ Telling Protesters To Stay Home During Coronavirus

Democratic New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said he “can’t imagine” telling protestors to stay home during the coronavirus pandemic during a press conference Monday, Politico reported. The governor, who along with other leaders have warned residents to avoid large gatherings to slow the spread of COVID-19, said he could not advise protestors to “ignore systemic racism” and stay in their ...

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Man Charged With Killing David Dorn Previously Convicted For A Felony. He Didn’t Serve A Single Day

The man who allegedly killed former St. Louis Police captain David Dorn was convicted of a felony, but he never served a single day behind bars, court records show. 24-year-old Stephan Cannon was supposed to be locked up for seven years following a 2014 robbery conviction, instead he received a suspended execution of sentence and was let loose. The felon ...

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‘People Are Just F***ing Lawless Right Now’: Chicago Aldermen Got Heated In Call With Chicago Mayor During Protests

Aldermen begged, cried and cursed at Democratic Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot over the city’s response to protests during a heated conference call June, according to a recording obtained by WTTW News. Lightfoot received criticism from members of Chicago City Council’s Black Caucus who accused her during a June 1 conference call of deploying 375 members of the Illinois National Guard to block off ...

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Ketamine Laced Pictures of Jesus Seized by CBP Officers

LOUISVILLE, Ky—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers in Louisville intercepted almost 10 pounds of ketamine concealed inside framed pictures.  On June 3, CBP Officers seized a shipment containing 9.13 pounds of ketamine concealed inside the frames of six pictures depicting Jesus. CBP Officers extracted a white powdery substance from the frames. The substance was tested using a handheld chemical ...

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Minneapolis Police Defend ‘Strategically’ Slashing Tires During Protests

The Minneapolis Police Department Monday acknowledged video that emerged showing officers slashing protesters’ tires on May 30, but defended their actions, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, which originally reported the incident. “State patrol troopers strategically deflated tires… in order to stop behaviors such as vehicles driving dangerously and at high speeds in and around protesters and law enforcement,” Minnesota ...

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Following Minneapolis Police Department’s Lead, Seattle Police Abandon East Precinct 

Seattle police officers have abandoned their East Precinct building as riots continue throughout the Pacific Northwest. Video footage of the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct shows that the building, surrounded by masked protestors, is boarded up. No police officers are present in the video. The New York Times reports that the precinct has been the center of demonstrations in Seattle, ...

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