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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Devin Nunes, Controversial Congressman, Creates Own Media Outlet to Combat Mainstream Liberal Bias

Devin Nunes, Controversial Congressman, Creates Own Media Outlet to Combat Mainstream Liberal Bias

Controversial Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes has begun his own media outlet.  “The California Republican” is a news site dedicated to delivering “the best of U.S., California and Central Valley news, sports, and analysis.” Nunes has been the target of much scrutiny over the last several months for the way in which he is handling the investigation into the Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.  He’s received criticism from fellow lawmakers, as well as members of…

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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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Rachel Brand, Department of Justice’s No. 3, To Leave Post According to Reports

Rachel Brand, Department of Justice’s No. 3, To Leave Post According to Reports

Rachel Brand, the associate attorney general and No. 3 official at the Justice Department, will be leaving her post it was learned today.  Brand had been in that role for just nine months. Brand had become the subject of much speculation in recent weeks as rumors over whether President Trump would fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein grew.  A vacating of Rosenstein’s post would have made Brand the supervisor in charge of the Mueller investigation into Russian meddling, as Attorney…

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FBI Surveillance of Page May Have Picked Up Steve Bannon

FBI Surveillance of Page May Have Picked Up Steve Bannon

FBI monitoring of conversations of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page may have picked up conversations Page had with senior Trump aide at the time, Steve Bannon.  Page, a former foreign policy advisor to Trump campaign, has been under surveillance by the FBI it’s been revealed, for about one and a half years.  If Page had any conversations with Bannon during that time, it’s likely those interactions were swept up in the surveillance as well. Page has told Congress about…

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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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House Intelligence Committee Votes Unanimously to Send Democrats’ Memo to White House for Review

House Intelligence Committee Votes Unanimously to Send Democrats’ Memo to White House for Review

The House Intelligence Committee has voted unanimously to send the Democrats’ rebuttal memo to the White House for review today.  The committee had a 5 p.m. meeting on Monday in which the vote took place.  The president now has five days to approve the release or object to it. A controversial memo that Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee released last week has consumed Washington and hardened battle lines in both the FBI and Russia investigations. Democrats composed their own memo…

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Senators Grassley and Graham Ask FBI to Declassify Carter Page FISA Application Information

Senators Grassley and Graham Ask FBI to Declassify Carter Page FISA Application Information

Senators Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham have asked the FBI to release the FISA applications used to obtain warrants to spy on the Trump campaign, specifically foreign policy adviser Carter Page.  The senators say that in light of President Trump’s declassification of the Nunes Memo on Friday, much of the underlying information should be declassified as well. The senators sent a letter to the FBI on Friday.  They released that letter to the public this morning.  It reads in part:…

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