Top FBI Lawyer Confirms Claims Deputy AG Wanted Trump Surveilled

Former FBI lawyer James Baker told congressional investigators last week that the investigation into Russian meddling during the 2016 presidential election was handled in an “abnormal fashion” and there was evidence of “political bias,” according to two Republican congressmen who were present for the testimony. “This witness confirmed that things were done in an abnormal […]

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Rod Rosenstein Suggests Wiretapping the President, Removing Him from Office

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein suggested last year secretly wearing a recording device to record conversations with President Trump, as well as invoking the 25th Amendment to have the President removed from office. The account was reported by The New York Times. The chaos swirling around the White House in the days immediately after FBI […]

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U.S. Justice Department Indicts 12 Russian Military Officers for Election Interference

The U.S. Department of Justice has indicted twelve Russians for interfering in the 2016 presidential election. The charges were announced by Deputy Attorney Rod Rosenstein Friday in Washington, D.C. The twelve individuals identified in the indictment were all officers in Russian security services. They worked for the Russian military intelligence services, the Main Intelligence Directorate […]

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FBI Sent Informant to Infiltrate Trump Campaign

An informant was sent by the FBI to infiltrate the Trump campaign in the hopes of ascertaining whether officials were colluding with the Russian government on interference in the 2016 presidential election. The informant interacted with three Trump campaign staffers: foreign policy advisers Carter Page and George Papadopoulos, and Trump campaign co-chair Sam Clovis. In […]

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U.S. Government Pushes for Access to Smartphones

The Trump administration is pushing for legislation that would allow law enforcement to gain access to smartphones when the owners are the subjects of criminal investigations. Tech companies, such as Apple and Google have up until now been largely resistant to the changes. “Increasingly, the tools we use to collect evidence run up against technology […]

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Forgoes Appointing a Second Special Counsel to Look into FISA, Other Abuses at FBI, DOJ

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has decided not to appoint a second special counsel to investigate alleged abuses by the FBI and the Department of Justice regarding the obtaining of FISA warrants to surveille the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election, as well as other issues like the conduct of the Hillary Clinton email scandal. […]

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Says He is Considering Appointing a Second Special Counsel to Investigate Potential Abuses of Power by DOJ, FBI

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has said that he is seriously considering appointing a second special counsel to investigate potential abuses by the FBI and the Department of Justice in obtaining FISA warrants to spy on members of the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election and beyond. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and House […]

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Republican Congressman Call on Jeff Sessions and Rod Rosenstein to Appoint Special Counsel to Investigate Potential FISA Abuses by FBI

Two Republican Congressman have called on the Department of Justice to appoint a special counsel to investigate decisions “made and not made” by the DOJ, as well as the FBI, with respect to investigations conducted last year and the year before.  Specifically, decisions regarding applications for, and the signing off on, FISA warrants to spy […]

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Deputy Attorney General Raises Concerns About Jared Kushner’s Security Clearance, which is What Prompted John Kelly’s Change in Policy

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein raised concerns about new information discovered while conducting a background check into presidential son-in-law and top White House adviser Jared Kushner.  That, apparently, is what has caused Chief of Staff John Kelly to revise White House policies regarding security clearances. The concerns were raised in a phone call between Rosenstein […]

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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 […]

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