Congressman Schiff: Contempt of Congress “Likely” for Steve Bannon

Congressman Schiff: Contempt of Congress “Likely” for Steve Bannon

Ranking Member on the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff said Friday that it is likely at this point that former top White House adviser Steve Bannon will face contempt of Congress charges for refusing to answer their questions.  The Committee has been engaged in a contentious back-and-forth with Bannon and his legal team for weeks about questions the Committee is trying to get him to answer. The body is interested in information Bannon has as part of, first, the Trump…

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller Indicts 13 Russians for Interfering in 2016 Presidential Elections

Special Counsel Robert Mueller Indicts 13 Russians for Interfering in 2016 Presidential Elections

Special counsel Robert Mueller has announced the indictment of thirteen Russian nationals for interfering in the 2016 presidential election.  The charges include supporting Donald Trump’s campaign as well as “disparaging” Hillary Clinton. At a press conference, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said the defendants allegedly conducted what they called “Information Warfare” against the U.S., with the expressed goal of spreading distrust of presidential candidates, as well as of the U.S. political system in general. The indictment charges all of the…

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Adam Schiff Alludes to More Evidence of Collusion in the Trump-Russia Investigation

Adam Schiff Alludes to More Evidence of Collusion in the Trump-Russia Investigation

Ranking Member on the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff alluded to the existence of more evidence that shows the Trump campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential election. “There is certainly an abundance of non-public info that we have gathered in the investigation and I think that some of that non-public evidence is evidence on the issue of collusion. Some of that non-public evidence is evidence on the issue of obstruction,” Schiff said to reporters during a breakfast media…

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Schiff Criticizes FBI for Attempting to Redact Too Much Information from Democratic Memo

Schiff Criticizes FBI for Attempting to Redact Too Much Information from Democratic Memo

Ranking Member on the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff is criticizing the FBI for redacting too much information contained in the Democratic memo.  The memo was written in response to a Republican memo that alleges abuse by the FBI in obtaining FISA surveillance warrants.  Schiff is taking issue with the fact that the FBI is attempting to block any new information from being made public in the memo. “The FBI has identified in the memo, in our response, essentially everything…

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House Intelligence Chair Devin Nunes Reportedly Targeting Former CIA Director Brennan in Next Phase of Investigation

House Intelligence Chair Devin Nunes Reportedly Targeting Former CIA Director Brennan in Next Phase of Investigation

The third “phase” of House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes’ investigation into alleged abuses by the FBI and the Trump campaign will focus on former CIA Director John Brennan, among other Obama-era intelligence officials.  Brennan was the director of the CIA from March 2013 to January 2017, the end of President Obama term in office. In addition to Brennan, Nunes will also be focusing on President Obama’s first CIA Director Leon Panetta, former National Security Adviser Susan Rice, and former Ambassador…

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Republican House Intelligence Members Are Building a Wall – To Separate Their Staffers from Democratic Ones

Republican House Intelligence Members Are Building a Wall – To Separate Their Staffers from Democratic Ones

Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee are planning to build a wall, in the form of a physical barrier, in the Committee’s secure spaces to separate Republicans staffers from Democratic staffers.  The construction of the wall is expected to happen this spring. Several Republican members deny knowing anything about it, while others are suggesting the idea was thought of by Committee Chairman, Republican Devin Nunes.  Some members are blaming an ongoing ethics investigation into the entire Republican staff on…

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House Intelligence Transcript: Chairman Nunes Refuses to Say Whether There Was Contact with White House on Memo – Motion to Have FISA Information Reviewed Defeated

House Intelligence Transcript: Chairman Nunes Refuses to Say Whether There Was Contact with White House on Memo – Motion to Have FISA Information Reviewed Defeated

The House Intelligence Committee voted last Monday to release a memo written by Democratic members that rebuts a Republican memo alleging FBI abuses.  The committee voted unanimously to release the memo and send it to the White House for the President’s review.  The President rejected the memo yesterday. The transcript of the meeting of the Intelligence Committee revealed that for the second time, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes declined to answer whether he or any staff members of the…

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Senator Feinstein Issues Minority Report Refuting Claims in Republican Senators’ Criminal Referral on Christopher Steele

Senator Feinstein Issues Minority Report Refuting Claims in Republican Senators’ Criminal Referral on Christopher Steele

Democratic Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Dianne Feinstein, issued a minority report today criticizing the criminal referral that fellow committee members, Senators Grassley and Graham, sent to the Department of Justice over Christopher Steele, the author of the controversial Steele dossier.  Grassley and Graham have accused Steele of giving the Department of Justice misleading information and asked the DOJ to look into whether Steele broke any laws. Grassley and Graham allude to the fact that the Steele Dossier…

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Mueller Zeros In

Mueller Zeros In

Much of talk in Washington D.C. this week was on the controversial Nunes Memo just released.  In this episode, we discuss the revelation of a focus of special counsel Robert Mueller and why it may be the more significant development. http://media.blubrry.com/itn/p/content.blubrry.com/itn/Mueller_Zeros_In.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Newly Released FBI Texts Show Obama Wanted to “Know Everything” About Clinton Investigation – Trump Calls Them “Bombshells”

Newly Released FBI Texts Show Obama Wanted to “Know Everything” About Clinton Investigation – Trump Calls Them “Bombshells”

Newly revealed text messages between FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page seem to imply that former President Barack Obama wanted to be made intimately familiar with the details of the FBI’s investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. Page was writing to Strzok on the subject of prepping former FBI Director James Comey on the investigation when she wrote, “potus wants to know everything we’re doing.”  The text raises questions about the…

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