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  • Review of Russia Inquiry Grows as F.B.I. Witnesses Are Questioned

    10/19/2019 7:11:33 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    NYT ^ | Oct. 19, 2019 | Adam Goldman and William K. Rashbaum
    The review, led by the prosecutor John Durham, has focused on former investigators who are frequent targets of President Trump. Federal prosecutors reviewing the origins of the Russia investigation have asked witnesses pointed questions about any anti-Trump bias among former F.B.I. officials who are frequent targets of President Trump and about the earliest steps they took in the Russia inquiry, according to former officials and other people familiar with the review. The prosecutors, led by John H. Durham, the United States attorney in Connecticut, have interviewed about two dozen former and current F.B.I. officials, the people said. Two former senior...
  • C.I.A. Informant Extracted From Russia Had Sent Secrets to U.S. for Decades

    09/09/2019 6:15:57 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 51 replies
    NYT ^ | 09/09/19 | Julian E. Barnes, Adam Goldman and David E. Sanger
    SNIP Officials did not disclose the informantís identity or new location, both closely held secrets. The personís life remains in danger, current and former officials said, pointing to Moscowís attempts last year to assassinate Sergei V. Skripal, a former Russian intelligence official who moved to Britain as part of a high-profile spy exchange in 2010. The Moscow informant was instrumental to the C.I.A.ís most explosive conclusion about Russiaís interference campaign: that President Vladimir V. Putin ordered and orchestrated it himself. As the American governmentís best insight into the thinking of and orders from Mr. Putin, the source was also key...
  • Aid Coordinator in Yemen Had Secret Job Overseeing U.S. Military Shipments

    06/06/2017 3:15:18 AM PDT · by blueplum · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06 June 2017 | By ADAM GOLDMAN and ERIC SCHMITT
    WASHINGTON ó An American kidnapped two years ago in Yemen while helping coordinate aid for Unicef and the Red Cross also had a second, secret role: He was shipping materials for elite military commandos under a clandestine contract his employer had with the Pentagon. The arrangement with Special Operations forces has never been made public. {snip} Mr. Dardenís work offers a rare look into the shadowy world of military contractors that operate in lawless war zones like Yemen, Somalia and Libya. But arrangements like the one Transoceanic had with Special Operations forces can cast suspicion over aid workers, potentially putting...
  • Rosenstein Suggested He Secretly Record Trump and Discussed 25th Amendment

    09/21/2018 11:00:27 AM PDT · by rumrunner · 188 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Adam Goldman adn Michael Schmidt
    WASHINGTON ó The deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, suggested last year that he secretly record President Trump in the White House to expose the chaos consuming the administration, and he discussed recruiting cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Mr. Trump from office for being unfit.
  • Code Name Crossfire Hurricane: The Top Secret Origins of the F.B.I.ís Trump Investigation

    05/16/2018 11:26:17 AM PDT · by detective · 54 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 16, 2018 | Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman and Nicholas Fandos
    Within hours of opening an investigation into the Trump campaignís ties to Russia in the summer of 2016, the F.B.I. dispatched a pair of agents to London on a mission so secretive that all but a handful of officials were kept in the dark. Their assignment, which has not been previously reported, was to meet the Australian ambassador, who had evidence that one of Donald J. Trumpís advisers knew in advance about Russian election meddling. After tense deliberations between Washington and Canberra, top Australian officials broke with diplomatic protocol and allowed the ambassador, Alexander Downer, to sit for an F.B.I....
  • Trumpís Lawyer Raised Prospect of Pardons for Flynn and Manafort as Special Counsel Closed In

    03/28/2018 1:03:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03/28./2018 | By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT, JO BECKER, MARK MAZZETTI, MAGGIE HABERMAN and ADAM GOLDMAN
    WASHINGTON ó A lawyer for President Trump broached the idea of Mr. Trump pardoning two of his former top advisers, Michael T. Flynn and Paul Manafort, with their lawyers last year, according to three people with knowledge of the discussions. The discussions came as the special counsel was building cases against both men, and they raise questions about whether the lawyer, John Dowd, who resigned last week, was offering pardons to influence their decisions about whether to plead guilty and cooperate in the investigation. The talks suggest that Mr. Trumpís lawyers were concerned about what Mr. Flynn and Mr. Manafort...
  • FBIís McCabe is fired a little more than 24 hours before he could retire

    03/16/2018 11:30:01 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 79 replies
    bostonglobe ^ | MARCH 17, 2018 | Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman
    <p>WASHINGTON ó Andrew McCabe, the former FBI deputy director and a frequent target of President Donald Trumpís scorn, was fired Friday after the Justice Department rejected an appeal that would have let him retire this weekend.</p> <p>McCabe promptly declared that his firing, and Trumpís persistent needling, were intended to undermine the special counselís investigation in which he is a potential witness.</p>
  • NYT Offers Totally Inadequate Defense Of Story Comey Says Is False

    06/10/2017 4:18:17 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/09/2017 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Thereís something odd about the explanation The New York Times offered for standing by a blockbuster report that former FBI Director James Comey characterized as ďalmost entirely wrongĒ in testimony before Congress Thursday. ďWould it be fair to characterize that story as almost entirely wrong?Ē Republican Sen. Tom Cotton asked Comey during the hearing. ďYes,Ē Comey replied. And at another point in the hearing he said of the report, ďin the main it was not true.Ē The paper of record reported Feb. 14 that U.S. intelligence officials had intercepted repeated communications between the Trump campaign and senior Russian intelligence officials...
  • Inside the F.B.I., Stunned Agents Wonder About Future of Russia Inquiry

    05/11/2017 2:40:52 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 56 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 10, 2017 | ADAM GOLDMAN and CHARLIE SAVAGE
    These are not happy times at the F.B.I. Morale at the countryís premier law enforcement agency plummeted months ago, after James B. Comey, its director, revived the investigation into Hillary Clintonís use of a private email server in October and plunged the bureau back into the political maelstrom just before the election. Then President Trump fired Mr. Comey on Tuesday, saying he had mishandled the Clinton investigation, and the mood darkened again. Agents said they were stunned that Mr. Trump would fire Mr. Comey in the midst of an F.B.I. investigation into whether any of the presidentís associates had conspired...
  • Ex-wife of suspected Orlando shooter: 'He beat me'

    06/12/2016 1:27:08 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 81 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 12, 2016 | Adam Goldman and Julie Tate
    The ex-wife of the 29-year-old man suspected of killing 50 people in a Orlando nightclub early Sunday said that he was violent and mentally unstable and beat her repeatedly while they were married. The ex-wife said she met Omar Mateen online about eight years ago and decided to move to Florida and marry him. At first, the marriage was normal, she said, but then he became abusive. [Snip] After the couple split, a friend of Mateen's said the young man became steadily more religious. The friend, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Mateen several years ago went on...
  • CIA Spokesman Slams ‚Äė13 Hours‚Äô as ‚ÄėDistortion‚Äô of Benghazi Events

    01/17/2016 7:23:06 AM PST · by G Larry · 100 replies
    Variety via Drudge ^ | January 15, 2016 | Ted Johnson
    A spokesman for the CIA is criticizing the Michael Bay movie "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" as a "distortion of the events and people who served in Benghazi that night." The spokesman, Ryan Trapani, was quoted in an exclusive Washington Post story, which also features an interview with the CIA chief in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012, when Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others were killed in a siege of the diplomatic compound and attack on the CIA annex. "No one will mistake this movie for a documentary," Tripani told the Post. "It's a distortion of the events...
  • Former CIA chief in Benghazi challenges film version of 2012 attacks

    01/15/2016 10:04:36 AM PST · by Nachum · 63 replies
    WaPo ^ | 1/15/16 | Adam Goldman and Greg Miller
    It is the most fateful moment in a movie that purports to present a searingly accurate account of the 2012 attacks that left four Americans dead in Benghazi, Libya: a scene in which the highest-ranking CIA operative at a secret agency compound orders his security team to ‚Äústand down‚ÄĚ rather than rush off to rescue U.S. diplomats under siege less than a mile away. According to the officer in charge of the CIA‚Äôs Benghazi base that night, the scene in the movie is entirely untrue. ‚ÄúThere never was a stand-down order,‚ÄĚ said the base chief known as Bob, speaking publicly...
  • Raid on bin Laden compound avenged CIA deaths [Tom Shah, Molly Huckaby Hardy, killed 1998, Nairobi]

    05/29/2011 10:55:14 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    Associated Press via KPMH ^ | Sunday, May 29, 2011 | Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman
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