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FBI Failed To Tell FISA Court About Some Concerns With Steele Dossier’s Reliability

The FBI failed to tell surveillance court judges that investigators developed concerns about the reliability of the Steele dossier after interviewing a source for the infamous document, according to a new report. According to The Washington Post, sources familiar with the forthcoming Justice Department inspector general’s (IG) report say that FBI agents determined that information from Christopher Steele was not ...

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Lindsey Graham: ‘Be Wary’ Of ‘Spin’ From WaPo, NYT Ahead Of Trump-Russia Report

Sen. Lindsey Graham urged caution Monday about Washington Post and New York Times reports regarding an alleged rift between Attorney General William Barr and Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz over the findings of an investigation into the FBI’s handling of the Trump-Russia probe. “Be wary of The Washington Post and New York Times reporting on what’s coming up with ...

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How The FBI Risked Exposing Sensitive Russia Probe Details During Meeting With Christopher Steele

During a meeting in Rome in October 2016, FBI agents shared a sensitive piece of information with a subcontractor for the Democratic party about one of the main targets of the Trump-Russia probe. The subcontractor, Christopher Steele, was at the time working with Fusion GPS to collect information about the Trump campaign.  At the time of the meeting, Steele was ...

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Report: AG Barr Disagrees With Key Finding In Watchdog’s Trump-Russia Report

Attorney General William Barr disagrees with a key conclusion from the Justice Department inspector general’s investigation regarding the origins of the Trump-Russia probe, according to a new report. The Washington Post, citing anonymous sources familiar with the matter, reports that Barr has told associates that he does not believe that the FBI had enough information to justify opening a counterintelligence ...

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DOJ Report Will Describe ‘Spygate’ Professor Stefan Halper’s Contacts With Trump Campaign Advisers: Report

The Justice Department report that will be released next month regarding FBI surveillance of the Trump campaign will include information about Stefan Halper, the former Cambridge professor who established contact with multiple Trump campaign aides in 2016 while serving as an FBI informant, people who have reviewed a draft of the report told The New York Times. According to The ...

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FBI Lawyer Who Sent Anti-Trump ‘Resistance’ Text Message Also Altered Russia Probe Documents: Report

The former FBI lawyer who is reportedly under investigation for altering documents in the Russia probe took part in a 2017 interview with Trump adviser George Papadopoulos, and also wrote anti-Trump text messages that were revealed in a Justice Department report released last year. Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith altered an email that was included in an FBI application to ...

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FBI Official Is Under Investigation For Altering Russia Probe Documents: Report

The Justice Department is investigating an FBI official for allegedly altering a document as part of the Trump-Russia probe, according to an explosive report. CNN reports that the altered document was recovered as part of the Justice Department inspector general’s investigation into the FBI’s surveillance activities against Carter Page, a former Trump campaign adviser. Michael Horowitz, the inspector general, has ...

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Lindsey Graham: FISA Abuse Report Will Be Released On Dec. 9

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham said Wednesday that the Justice Department report into the FBI’s surveillance against the Trump campaign will be released on Dec. 9. The South Carolina Republican told Fox News’s Sean Hannity that the date has been “locked” down. Two days after the release of the report, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz will testify before ...

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Senate Sets Date For FISA Abuse Hearing

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Dec. 11 to examine the findings from a Justice Department inspector general’s investigation into the FBI’s alleged abuse of the foreign intelligence surveillance court during the Trump investigation, the committee said on Monday. The report of the investigation is expected to be released soon after Thanksgiving. Attorney General William Barr said ...

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MSNBC Hires Former Mueller ‘Pit Bull’ Andrew Weissmann As Legal Analyst

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MSNBC added to its roster of former government officials-turned-analysts on Wednesday with the hiring of Andrew Weissmann, one of the lead investigators on the special counsel’s probe. Weissmann, who earned the nickname of Robert Mueller’s “pit bull,” made his debut as a legal analyst on the liberal network to discuss testimony given in the Trump impeachment hearings. Weissmann joins a ...

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AG William Barr Says Release Of FISA Report Is ‘Imminent’

Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday that the release of an inspector general’s report on FBI’s surveillance of the Trump campaign is “imminent.” On Tuesday, multiple news outlets reported that Michael Horowitz, the Justice Department inspector general, has invited witnesses interviewed in connection with the investigation to review portions of the forthcoming report. The step is routine in investigations conducted ...

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DOJ Watchdog Takes Key Step Toward Releasing FISA Abuse Report

The Justice Department’s inspector general has started inviting government officials to review a report of an investigation into the FBI’s surveillance activities against a Trump campaign official, the latest signal that the report will be released soon. The Associated Press reported Tuesday that Michael Horowitz, the inspector general, has in the past few days invited current and former government officials ...

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Andrew McCabe Flatly Refuses To Discuss FBI Verification Of The Steele Dossier

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe refused to say Wednesday what parts of the Steele dossier the FBI verified before using the salacious document in surveillance warrant applications to spy on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. McCabe, a CNN analyst, appeared on a panel with former CIA officials John Brennan, John McLaughlin and Michael Morell to discuss the intelligence ...

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William Barr Says US Attorney Investigating Trump-Russia Probe Origins Is Making ‘Great Progress’

Attorney General William Barr said Monday that the federal prosecutor leading an investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe has made “great progress.” In an interview with Fox News, Barr defended the prosecutor, John Durham, as having a “great reputation for non-partisanship.” “He’s a by-the-book kind of guy. He’s thorough and fair, and I’m confident he’s going to get ...

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Dems Are Panicking, But Will True Justice Be Done?

Right before the election in 2016 two former FBI agents Lisa Page and Peter Strzok were having an affair while both being married to other people. They sent hundreds of text messages to each other that have since been made public. The most famous is when Lisa page said “Hillary is going to win right? Right?” to which Strzok replied, ...

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