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  • Manafort judge deals blow to Mueller probe

    07/25/2018 11:43:44 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    nypost ^ | 07/23/2018 | Lia Eustachwich
    A federal judge in Virginia agreed Monday to grant immunity to five potential witnesses in Paul Manafort’s upcoming trial — but, in a blow to special counsel Robert Mueller, said their identities would be made public. Mueller’s team wanted the identities of their witnesses to remain confidential, saying in a filing last week that they haven’t been criminally charged and not naming them would avoid “undue harassment.” But Judge T.S. Ellis, a Ronald Reagan appointee, said they would be identified. He also ordered Mueller’s office to provide a list of about 30 witnesses to Manafort’s lawyers. President Trump’s ex-campaign chairman...
  • Nunes calls for House probe of 42 Obama-era anti-Trump activists

    07/08/2018 1:25:06 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Saturday, July 7, 2018 | Rowan Scarborough
    Rep. Devin Nunes is referring 42 Obama administration officials, FBI agents and outside political activists to a House task force for as investigation into how the Obama Justice Department targeted the Donald Trump campaign. If the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and Judiciary Committee agree, their task force would conduct the most extensive probe to date on anti-Trump government operations in 2016. Mr. Nunes, Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, has sent letters to Oversight head Trey Gowdy of South Carolina and Judiciary’s Bob Goodlatte of Virginia. The California Republican is asking his fellow GOP legislators...
  • Unsealed documents detail tactics in Clinton email probe

    07/01/2018 6:02:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/30/18 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    Court documents approved for release in the lead-up to a massive Justice Department watchdog report on the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email account offer fodder for both critics and defenders of the bureau's work. The newly-unsealed court filings, obtained by POLITICO, may well serve as a Rorschach test about the Clinton email probe. They demonstrate that the FBI's investigation did not rely solely on the voluntary cooperation of those involved, since agents and prosecutors used a combination of search warrants and other court orders to gain evidence relevant to the probe. At the same time, the records do...
  • FBI agent Peter Strzok subpoenaed to testify by House Judiciary Committee

    06/23/2018 8:52:44 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 22, 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    Peter Strzok, the FBI agent facing criticism following a series of anti-Trump text messages, was subpoenaed to appear before the House Judiciary Committee next week, Fox News confirmed Friday. Even though Strzok was already willing to go before Congress, the committee issued the order because he wouldn’t confirm a specific date to appear. He’s now been subpoenaed to Capitol Hill on June 27 at 10 a.m. and his appearance will be closed, Fox News has learned. An attorney for the embattled FBI agent confirmed to The Washington Post on Sunday that Strzok wouldn’t plead the Fifth and was willing to...
  • London ‘bridges’ falling down: curious origins of FBI’s Trump-Russia probe

    06/01/2018 10:02:44 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/1/2018 | John Solomon
    The bridge to the Russia investigation wasn’t erected in Moscow during the summer of the 2016 election. It originated earlier, 1,700 miles away in London, where foreign figures contacted Trump campaign advisers and provided the FBI with hearsay allegations of Trump-Russia collusion, bureau documents and interviews of government insiders reveal. These contacts in spring 2016 — some from trusted intelligence sources, others from Hillary Clinton supporters — occurred well before FBI headquarters authorized an official counterintelligence investigation on July 31, 2016. The new timeline makes one wonder: Did the FBI follow its rules governing informants?
  • Bitcoin Plummets On Price Manipulation Investigation

    05/24/2018 7:13:03 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 19 replies
    Safehaven.com ^ | 24-05-2018 | Kern
    Reports that the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has launched a criminal probe into potential illegal manipulation of cryptocurrency prices has seen bitcoin lose 3 percent this morning, down to just over $7,300 in the early morning hours. The DoJ, as reported by Bloomberg, is investigating illegal tactics of traders, including the issuing of fake orders for cryptocurrencies, causing their prices to go up and down artificially. In cooperation with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the DoJ is specifically probing what is commonly known in the trading world as “spoofing” and “washing”.
  • Blowback! – Trump to Provide Records on Obama-era Gun-Smuggling Probe

    05/21/2018 7:00:13 AM PDT · by davikkm · 15 replies
    IWB ^ | Thinker
    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) questions Attorney General Eric Holder during a House Judiciary Committee on Operation Fast and Furious. December 8, 2011. The only people who don’t want to tell Americans or the WORLD the TRUTH, are people with something to hide. How does an investigation that exposes corruption at the highest levels not go be prosecuted? THE FOXES OWN THE HEN HOUSE! Eric Holder got fired, but was hired right away. Crime does pay…until now!
  • DOJ inspector general completes long-awaited review of Hillary Clinton probe

    05/17/2018 9:34:37 AM PDT · by Signalman · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/17/2016 | Alex Pappas
    Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz says he has finished his long-awaited report detailing his review of the FBI and DOJ’s Hillary Clinton investigation during the 2016 presidential election. In a letter to members of Congress on Wednesday, Horowitz does not say when the review will be officially released to the FBI, DOJ and congressional committees. But the inspector general said he has provided a draft report to the Department and the FBI, and requested that they review it to identify any information that should be protected from disclosure. A portion of the report on McCabe had already been released...
  • Goodlatte: Allegations of Political Pressure to Shutter Clinton .. Probe Must Be Investigated <tr>

    Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today called for an investigation into allegations that the Obama Justice Department pressured the FBI to shut down its Clinton Foundation probe during the 2016 presidential election. A recent report issued by the Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General contained disturbing information that the Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General, who is the top staff person in the Office of the Deputy Attorney General and advises on all major investigations and policy matters, called former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to express displeasure that FBI agents were pursuing a...
  • Sessions Declines to Recuse Himself From Probe Into Trump Lawyer

    04/24/2018 11:42:22 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 44 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 24/4/18 | Chris Strohm
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions has decided against recusing himself from the investigation into President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, but will consider stepping back from specific questions tied to the probe, according to a person familiar with the matter. By contrast, Sessions recused himself from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election that’s now led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, a decision that angered Trump and left Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in charge of the inquiry. More from Bloomberg.com: Flight Records Illuminate Mystery of Trump’s Moscow Nights Sessions, who was a top adviser to Trump’s presidential...
  • GOP Rep Meadows: If Rosenstein Doesn’t Turn Over Docs, We Will Move to Impeach

    04/08/2018 2:32:33 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 130 replies
    breitbart.com/video ^ | 4/7/18 | Trent Baker
    Saturday, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) said that if Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein does not turn over the unredacted documents requested by Congress related to FISA, FBI and more then impeachment could be in order. “Rod Rosenstein can call Michael Horowitz, who has the documents, and say just give them to Congress. If he doesn’t do that … there is a growing consensus of holding them in contempt of Congress, but it’s not enough to stop there. We have to have someone willing to do the job. If the deputy attorney general is not willing to do it and not...
  • DOJ Launches PROBE Into FISA Warrant 'ABUSE' Against Trump Campaign

    03/28/2018 1:42:54 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    Sean Hannity ^ | 03/28/18 | Sean Hannity
    The Inspector General of the US Justice Department announced Wednesday his plans to launch a thorough investigation into allegations the DOJ and FBI misused sensitive material when obtaining FISA warrants against senior Trump officials. “The OIG will initiate a review that will examine the Justice Department’s and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s compliance with legal requirements, and with applicable DOJ and FBI policies and procedures, in applications filed with the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) relating to a certain U.S. person,” said a statement obtained by Fox News. “As part of this examination, the OIG also will review information...
  • Adam Schiff's TV career at risk after GOP shuts down Russia probe

    03/14/2018 5:32:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/13/18 | Pete Kasperowicz
    **SNIP** "The committee's conclusion means leaders in Congress can spend more time on issues the American people elected them to address, like infrastructure and the economy," RNC spokesman Michael Ahrens told the Washington Examiner. "It's not shocking that the person most upset by the outcome had used the investigation to launch his TV career," he said in reference to Schiff. Ahrens' group last month calculated that Schiff, the top Democrat on the committee, held 227 TV interviews in the 13 months ending late February about the Russia probe, according to the RNC. Schiff over the last year became the bane...
  • Goodlatte, Gowdy, Nunes Statement on New Text Messages from Top FBI Officials

    01/23/2018 10:20:15 AM PST · by mojito · 47 replies
    House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence ^ | 1/22/2018 | Reps. Goodlatte, Gowdy and Nunes
    Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Ca.) released the following statement concerning the 384 pages of new text messages between top FBI officials: “This weekend we met to discuss the text messages and possible next steps in our oversight of these agencies. The contents of these text messages between top FBI officials are extremely troubling in terms of when certain key decisions were made by the Department of Justice and the FBI, by whom these decisions were made,...
  • Trump Accuses FBI Agent of ‘Treason’

    01/11/2018 3:29:15 PM PST · by smileyface · 184 replies
    Wall Street Journal (via Sputnik) ^ | Jan 11 2018 | Rebecca Ballhaus
    WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump said Thursday that an FBI agent once involved in the special counsel’s Russia probe committed “treason,” and he called for Republican investigators in Congress to conclude their probes swiftly. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Trump, unprompted, labeled as “treason” a text message written by Peter Strzok, an agent at the Federal Bureau of Investigation who until late July was a top investigator on the special counsel’s team investigating whether Russia colluded with associates...
  • Initial talks underway about Trump interview in Mueller Russia probe

    01/08/2018 4:18:08 AM PST · by SSS Two · 36 replies
    NBC News ^ | 01-08-2018 | Kristen Welker, Carol E. Lee, Julia Ainsley and Hallie Jackson
    WASHINGTON — Anticipating that Special Counsel Robert Mueller will ask to interview President Donald Trump, the president’s legal team is discussing a range of potential options for the format, including written responses to questions in lieu of a formal sit-down, according to three people familiar with the matter. Lawyers for Trump have been discussing with FBI investigators a possible interview by the special counsel with the president as part of the inquiry into whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election. The discussions were described by one person with direct knowledge as preliminary and ongoing. Trump’s legal team...
  • Byron York: McCain associate subpoenaed in Trump dossier probe

    12/27/2017 3:31:50 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 102 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 27, 2017, 2:59 PM | Byron York
    House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes has issued a subpoena to David Kramer, a former State Department official who, in late November 2016, traveled to London to receive a briefing and a copy of the Trump dossier from its author, former British spy Christopher Steele. Kramer then returned to the U.S. to give the document to Sen. John McCain. Kramer is a senior fellow at the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University. McCain later took a copy of the dossier to the FBI's then-director, James Comey. But the FBI already had the document; Steele himself gave the...
  • PAPER: Mueller Faces His Next ‘Landmine’ — ‘The Quiet Probe into Clinton Email Investigation’

    12/26/2017 9:52:03 AM PST · by davikkm · 31 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Joshua Caplan
    The discovery of text messages sent by Trump-hating FBI Peter Strzok left a permanent stain on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s already tainted Russia investigation. In addition, the agent’s involvement in the Clinton email investigation poses a ‘landmine,’ for the probe as the Justice Department Inspector General’s report on the investigation looms. USA Today reports: Nearly a year later, Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s wide-ranging review of the FBI and Justice’s work in the politically-charged Clinton case now looms as a potential landmine for Russia special counsel Robert Mueller.
  • Bannon, Lewandowski asked to testify by House Intel panel:

    12/22/2017 9:04:51 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 51 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 12/222/17 | self
    Bannon, Lewandowski asked to testify by House Intel panel: report What is this BS? Just heard this on Varney and Co.
  • House Republicans quietly investigate perceived corruption at DOJ, FBI

    12/20/2017 6:05:28 PM PST · by Golden Eagle · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/20/2017 06:34 PM EST | KYLE CHENEY and JOHN BRESNAHAN
    A group of House Republicans has gathered secretly for weeks in the Capitol in an effort to build a case that senior leaders of the Justice Department and FBI improperly — and perhaps criminally — mishandled the contents of a dossier that describes alleged ties between President Donald Trump and Russia, according to four people familiar with their plans. A subset of the Republican members of the House intelligence committee, led by Chairman Devin Nunes of California, has been quietly working parallel to the committee's high-profile inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. They haven't informed Democrats about...