Senators Graham and Graham Ask Former NSA Susan Rice to Explain Strange Email She Sent Herself on Obama Administration’s Last Day in Office

Senators Graham and Graham Ask Former NSA Susan Rice to Explain Strange Email She Sent Herself on Obama Administration’s Last Day in Office

Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and Chuck Grassley have sent a letter to former National Security Adviser under President Obama, Susan Rice, asking her to explain an email she sent to herself on the last day of the Obama administration and a day before President Trump was to be inaugurated. The email, which Rice sent to herself, documents a meeting that took place some two weeks before, on January 5, in the Oval Office, between President Obama, former FBI Director James…

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Two More Officials Mentioned in FBI Texts Step Down

Two More Officials Mentioned in FBI Texts Step Down

Two more government officials have resigned this week in relation to text messages exchanged between two FBI agents. The inspector general for the Department of Justice has been conducting an investigation into the actions of the FBI as they relate to the Hillary Clinton email scandal.  In the course of that investigation text messages between two FBI agents, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, indicating a bias against Donald Trump, have become public.  The text messages continue to implicate other members…

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Emails from FBI Agents Show Sadness, Disbelief at News of Comey Firing

Emails from FBI Agents Show Sadness, Disbelief at News of Comey Firing

Emails from FBI agents to their staff in the hours and days following the announcement that former FBI Director James Comey had been fired reveal sadness at the news and a hope that the media reports were untrue. David Gelios, special agent in charge of the Detroit field office, wrote the following email to his staff: “I just saw CNN reporting that Director Comey has been fired by President Trump. I have no notification from HQ of any such thing….

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What Are Woods Procedures and Did the FBI Violate Them in Obtaining Warrants to Spy on the Trump Campaign?

What Are Woods Procedures and Did the FBI Violate Them in Obtaining Warrants to Spy on the Trump Campaign?

There are special procedures at the FBI that require that all information presented in a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) application be extreme-vetted for accuracy and presented to the FISA court only if verified.  A question has arisen as to whether FISA warrants obtained to spy on the members of the Trump campaign violated those procedures. The Woods Procedures are named for Michael Woods, the FBI official who drafted the rules back in 2001 when he was head of the…

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McCabe Knew of Newly Discovered Hillary Clinton Emails At Least a Month Before Comey Notified Congress, Messages Show

McCabe Knew of Newly Discovered Hillary Clinton Emails At Least a Month Before Comey Notified Congress, Messages Show

Newly revealed emails show that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe waited at least a month before informing then-Director James Comey of a cache of newly discovered emails in the Hillary Clinton email investigation, in the fall of 2016. The Wall Street Journal has obtained text messages between FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page that shows that McCabe knew of thousands of newly discovered emails related to the Clinton probe.  The texts show that McCabe knew of the emails…

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FBI Agent Peter Strzok Directly Involved in Crafting of Letter that Effectively Reopened Clinton Investigation

FBI Agent Peter Strzok Directly Involved in Crafting of Letter that Effectively Reopened Clinton Investigation

FBI agent Peter Strzok was directly involved in the drafting of the letter former FBI Director James Comey wrote to Congress effectively reopening the Hillary Clinton email investigation, it was learned last week.  The letter, written just days before the 2016 presidential election apprised Congress of thousands of Clinton’s additional work-related emails that had been found on a laptop belonging to long-time Clinton aide Huma Abedin. Strzok has recently become known as one of two FBI agents who exchanged text…

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FBI Agents Association Issues Statement in Support of Director

FBI Agents Association Issues Statement in Support of Director

The FBI Agents Association issued a statement of support for FBI Director Christopher Wray today. “The FBI Agents Association appreciates FBI Director Chris Wray standing shoulder to shoulder with the men and women of the FBI as we work together to protect our country from criminal and national security threats,” the statement read. It comes amid reports of the imminent release of a memo written by House Republicans outlining alleged abuses by the bureau in obtaining FISA warrants to spy on…

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Increased Scrutiny Falls on Rod Rosenstein After Committee Vote to Make Memo Public

Increased Scrutiny Falls on Rod Rosenstein After Committee Vote to Make Memo Public

The controversial memo written up by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee reveals that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein approved an application to renew surveillance of a former Trump campaign employee shortly after he was sworn in last spring. Rosenstein became the Deputy Attorney General in April of 2017, close to two months after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from all matters having to do with the Russian meddling scandal.  A couple of weeks after he was confirmed, both…

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Former FBI Director James Comey Questioned by Special Counsel Robert Mueller last Year

Former FBI Director James Comey Questioned by Special Counsel Robert Mueller last Year

Former FBI Director James Comey was questioned last year by special counsel Robert Mueller as part of the investigation into Russian meddling.  The interviews with James Comey occurred last year and were hitherto undisclosed.  The Justice Department confirmed this morning that Attorney General Jeff Sessions was interviewed by Robert Mueller last week. The interview with Comey focused on a number of memos he wrote that documented a series of one-on-one interactions with President Trump while he was still FBI Director….

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