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Trump Takes Swipe At FBI Chief Over Handling Of Russia Probe Documents

President Donald Trump took a swipe at FBI Director Christopher Wray in an interview on Thursday, saying that the FBI chief has not been as forthcoming as he would like with documents related to the Trump-Russia probe. “I wish he was more forthcoming, he certainly hasn’t been,” Trump told Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo. “There are documents that they want ...

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Sen. Ron Johnson Subpoenas FBI Director Christopher Wray For All Crossfire Hurricane Documents

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Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, subpoenaed FBI Director Christopher Wray last week for all documents related to Crossfire Hurricane, the investigation of the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia. The subpoena, issued on Aug. 6, calls for Wray to produce all of the documents related to the probe by Aug. ...

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Declassified Senate Report Details ‘Bitter Argument’ Between CIA And FBI Over Steele Dossier

Documents declassified on Tuesday detail an intense debate between the CIA and FBI in late 2016 over the handling of information from Christopher Steele, with one CIA official telling the Senate Intelligence Committee that the former British spy’s allegations about Trump-Russia collusion were “very unvetted.” Despite the CIA’s concerns about Steele’s allegations, the FBI successfully lobbied to include his information ...

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Lindsey Graham Teases Evidence That The FBI ‘Lied Their Ass Off’ To Congress About The Steele Dossier

Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday teased the release of evidence showing that the FBI “lied their ass off” to Congress regarding the reliability of the Steele dossier, which the bureau used as part of its investigation of the Trump campaign. “I will tell you next week what I found,” the South Carolina Republican said in an interview on “Fox Sunday ...

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FBI Opens An Investigation Into Twitter Hack Amid National Security Concerns: Report

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The FBI is leading an investigation into a hacking campaign that targeted several high-profile Twitter accounts, The Wall Street Journal and Reuters reported Thursday, citing sources who are familiar with the probe. Cyber services company Unit 221b chief researcher Allison Nixon told TheWSJ that the FBI contacted her about the plot, which compromised the platform Wednesday. Blockchain analysis company Chainalysis also said ...

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Government Memo Shows FBI Did Not Think Michael Flynn Intentionally Lied

A Justice Department memo from late January 2017 shows that the FBI did not believe that Michael Flynn intentionally lied in a White House interview at the center of his legal case.  The memo, which the Justice Department gave Flynn’s lawyers this week, also said that the FBI did not believe that Flynn was acting as a Russian agent.  Flynn’s ...

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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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Top FBI Lawyer Who Authorized Carter Page Surveillance Is Forced To Resign

The FBI lawyer who signed a surveillance order against former Trump aide Carter Page that the Justice Department has deemed invalid submitted his resignation on Friday, the FBI said. Dana Boente, the FBI general counsel, has recently come under scrutiny over his role in the various investigations against former Trump advisers, including Michael Flynn and Carter Page. Boente signed one ...

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FBI Wiretapped The Phone Calls At Center Of Michael Flynn Leak

The identity of Michael Flynn was never ‘masked’ in an intelligence report that was later leaked to the media about the retired general’s phone calls with a Russian diplomat. The FBI wiretapped the phone call in question, The Washington Post confirmed in a report on Wednesday.  The report puts the FBI in a more pivotal role in handling the intelligence ...

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FBI Offered To Pay Christopher Steele ‘Significantly’ To Dig Up Dirt On Michael Flynn

Former British spy Christopher Steele peddled an unfounded rumor in December 2016 that Michael Flynn had an extramarital affair with a Russian woman, according to documents released earlier in May.  Months before Steele discussed Flynn, the FBI offered to pay the ex-spy to collect intelligence on Flynn and other Trump associates who were the targets of a counterintelligence investigation.  An ...

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How The FBI Used ‘News Hooks’ To Advance The Trump-Russia Probe

The FBI relied heavily on media reporting, often based on leaks, to justify taking additional steps in Crossfire Hurricane, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation analysis of public records. FBI officials relied on the so-called news hooks to conduct interviews with Michael Flynn. A series of news hooks also led to the publication of the now-debunked Steele dossier. The ...

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ANALYSIS: It Would Have Been Good To Know The Steele Dossier Was Russian Disinformation Three Years Ago

At some point in 2017, the precise month is not clear, the FBI obtained evidence that Russian operatives fed disinformation to former British spy Christopher Steele. That stunning revelation came on Friday, and not through a leak, as did so many of the anti-Trump and pro-Steele stories that have come out since the dossier was published in January 2017. Instead, ...

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‘Crossfire Typhoon’: Here Is A 171-Page Transcript Of Ex-Trump Aide’s Secret Conversation With An FBI Informant

Former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos told an FBI informant in late October 2016 that he did not believe the Trump campaign was working with the Russian government to influence the 2016 election, according to a 171-page transcript of the secretly recorded conversation obtained exclusively by the Daily Caller News Foundation. Papadopoulos is referred to as “Crossfire Typhoon” in the ...

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‘Lack Of Confidence’: DOJ Watchdog Finds More Problems With FBI’s FISA Procedures

The Justice Department office of the inspector general has a “lack of confidence” in the FBI’s procedures to validate information used to obtain spy warrants on American citizens, the watchdog said in a report released on Tuesday. The office of the inspector general (OIG) found errors in all 29 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant applications that were ...

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