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  • Justice Department sues former Trump advisor Omarosa Manigault Newman failing to file ..

    06/26/2019 7:58:54 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 18 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 25, 2019 | Dan Mangan
    Justice Department sues former Trump advisor Omarosa Manigault Newman failing to file financial disclosure after White House firing The Justice Department on Tuesday sued former Trump senior WH advisor Omarosa for allegedly failing to file required financial disclosures after the notorious “The Apprentice” contestant left her job. The department claims Manigault Newman, a once-fierce defender of President Donald Trump, was told after she was fired in December 2017 that she had to file a financial disclosure form. In 2018, she released a book entitled “Unhinged,” which accused Trump of being a “racist.” The department, in its suit filed in federal...
  • Trump refuses to say if he has faith in FBI Director Wray: 'We'll see how it turns out'

    06/24/2019 7:35:47 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 22 June 2019 | Liam Quinn
    President Trump on Monday refused to say whether he had confidence in FBI Director Christopher Wray, while acknowledging the two officials have disagreed on some key issues, including whether the president’s campaign was a victim of spying. In an interview, Trump was quizzed on his level of confidence in the FBI boss. “Well, we’ll see how it turns out,” he told The Hill, before discussing Wray’s previous claim that he would not use the word “spying” to describe the bureau's surveillance of figures linked to the Trump campaign in 2016. “I mean, I disagree with him on that and I...
  • diGenova and Toensing Discuss Scope Memos, Rosenstein and Joe Biden…

    06/21/2019 5:21:28 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 63 replies ^ | 6/21/19 | sundance
    Joe diGenova has a great deal of confidence in AG William Barr. After the interview last night (w/ Hannity) where President Trump outlined the lack of investigative information from the DOJ and FBI to the executive office of the president, I’m not sure that confidence is deserved. In this interview with Lou Dobbs, diGenova and Victoria Toensing discuss the currently suppressed Rosenstein scope memos issued to allow Weissmann and Mueller to expand their targeting of Trump; while simultaneously retaining optimism toward Bill Barr. Additionally, both Toensing and diGenova discuss presidential candidate Joe Biden.
  • Paul Manafort Seemed Headed to Rikers. Then the Justice Department Intervened.

    06/18/2019 8:37:28 AM PDT · by libstripper · 16 replies
    New York Times via MSN ^ | June 18, 2019 | William K. Rashbaum & Katie Benner
    Paul J. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman who is serving a federal prison sentence, had been expected to be transferred to the notorious Rikers Island jail complex this month to await trial on a separate state case. But last week, Manhattan prosecutors were surprised to receive a letter from the second-highest law enforcement official in the country inquiring about Mr. Manafort’s case. The letter, from Jeffrey A. Rosen, Attorney General William P. Barr’s new top deputy, indicated that he was monitoring where Mr. Manafort would be held in New York. And then, on Monday, federal prison officials weighed in,...
  • US Attorney Durham 'very dialed in' as he launches Russia probe review, met with Barr 'multiple

    06/07/2019 10:11:22 AM PDT · by bitt · 50 replies ^ | 6/7/2019 | Catherine Herridge, Gregg Re, Cyd Upson
    The Connecticut U.S. attorney assigned by Attorney General Bill Barr to investigate the origins of the Russia probe is “very dialed in” and “asking all the right questions,” according to multiple sources familiar with the matter. Separately, sources within the Justice Department confirmed to Fox News that Barr has met “on multiple occasions in recent weeks” with Durham, who was in Washington, D.C., this month. DEMS UNVEIL CONTEMPT RESOLUTION FOR BARR, MCGAHN Fox News has learned that Durham has been getting briefed on the “four corners” of the investigations into the FBI's use of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants,...
  • Brennan, Clapper, McCabe, Comey In The “Fight Of Their Lives”

    05/31/2019 12:02:25 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 38 replies
    Sara Carter ^ | 05-31-2019 | Jennie Taer
    Attorney General William Barr said Special Counsel Robert Mueller “could’ve reached a decision” on obstruction in an interview with CBS airing Friday. When asked about Mueller’s Wednesday statement, Barr said he wasn’t sure what Mueller was “suggesting.” Mueller cited 11 instances where President Trump ‘possibly’ obstructed justice. Now, Barr says he’s looking into potential wrongdoing by the U.S. intelligence community. It’s an argument investigative reporter Sara Carter has been making for nearly three years. Carter said former CIA director John Brennan, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former Deputy Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe, and his boss, former...
  • Confirmed: U.S. Attorney John Huber never started the ‘Spygate’ probe Sessions assigned to him

    05/31/2019 11:30:28 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 119 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 5/31/19 | Jon Dougherty
    You may recall that about a year into failed Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ tenure with the Trump administration he rebuffed several calls from members of Congress to appoint a U.S. attorney ‘outside the Beltway’ to investigate abuses by the Obama regime and the 2016 Clinton campaign regarding “Spygate.” That attorney, John Huber of Utah, was supposedly a ‘special prosecutor in all but name,’ Sessions said at the time. He claimed Huber will be using all of “his prosecutorial powers” to conduct a wide-ranging investigation into alleged abuses that extend well beyond suspected FISA court improprieties. “I am confident that Mr....
  • AG Barr Discloses Huber NEVER EVEN STARTED His Investigation — John Durham Took Over His Work

    05/31/2019 9:05:31 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 212 replies ^ | May 31 2019 | J Hoft
    Today on CBS Attorney General William Barr disclosed that the Huber investigation is over. Huber did not even start his investigation. He didn’t do a damn thing! AG Barr said this morning on CBS News that Huber did nothing and his work was taken over by the team he set up under US Attorney John Durham. WILLIAM BARR: Right, so Huber had originally been asked to take a look at the FISA applications and the electronic surveillance but then he stood back and put that on hold while the Office of Inspector General was conducting its review, which would’ve been...
  • William Barr interview: Read the full transcript

    05/31/2019 7:34:12 AM PDT · by billorites · 66 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 31, 2019
    In an exclusive interview with "CBS This Morning," Attorney General William Barr said he believes special counsel Robert Mueller could have reached a decision on whether President Trump committed obstruction of justice, regardless of long-standing Justice Department policy that prohibits the indictment of a sitting president.  During a nearly hour-long interview in Anchorage, Alaska, CBS News chief legal correspondent Jan Crawford pressed the attorney general on a number of issues from obstruction to his new review of the Russia investigation.Below is the full transcript of the interview: JAN CRAWFORD: Mr. Attorney General, thank you very much for sitting down...
  • Barr: FBI approached to create group to 'make sure we're totally prepared for elections'

    05/31/2019 5:02:57 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/31/19 | John Bowden
    Attorney General William Barr in an interview that aired Friday morning said he has approached the director of the FBI, Christopher Wray, about forming a group of officials to deal with election security issues for the 2020 election and beyond. In an interview with "CBS This Morning," Barr said that the U.S. efforts to counter efforts by Russia and other governments to meddle in U.S. affairs was becoming "increasingly robust." "Yes, we do have, I think, an increasingly robust program that is focusing on foreign influence in our election process," Barr told CBS. "I talked recently to the director of...
  • Byron York: As Barr mulls declassification, a familiar tune from critics

    05/28/2019 10:12:18 AM PDT · by billorites · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 27, 2019 | Byron York
    In February 2018, the House Intelligence Committee released the so-called Nunes memo. In four pages, the document, from the committee's then-chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, revealed much of what the public knows today about the FBI's reliance on the Steele dossier in pursuing since-discredited allegations that the Trump campaign and Russia conspired to fix the 2016 election. Specifically, it revealed that the FBI included unverified material from the dossier in applications to a secret spy court to win a warrant to wiretap Trump foreign policy volunteer adviser Carter Page. All that was classified. To release it, the committee appealed to President...
  • Attorney General Barr puts former intel bosses on notice

    05/22/2019 7:46:28 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 80 replies
    the hill ^ | 05/22/19 | BY KEVIN R. BROCK, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR
    Things seem to be moving quickly now. It has been a remarkable few weeks in American history. Momentum is building toward uncovering the distasteful possibility that the targeting of a U.S. presidential campaign was actually a political operation, fostered at the highest levels of government, masquerading as an FBI counterintelligence investigation. Attorney General William Barr has signaled that his interest in examining the origins of the investigation into the Trump campaign extends beyond whether the FBI operated “by the book,” as former FBI Director James Comey asserts. Barr also wants to understand the role that the larger intelligence community, or...
  • Scarborough Begs Billionaire Tom Steyer: Get Bill Barr Disbarred!

    05/21/2019 5:43:02 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 49 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    More evidence that Joe Scarborough has descended deep into the liberal fever swamp. Now he's calling on a leftist billionaire with a fixation on impeaching President Trump to shell out for a phalanx of lawyers to get Attorney General Bill Barr disbarred. Tom Steyer is the left-wing billionaire in question. He has poured tens of millions of dollars into TV ads demanding that President Trump be impeached. On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough called on Steyer to direct his efforts toward having Attorney General Bill Barr disbarred. Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • DOJ reveals name of ex-US Attorney accused of sexual misconduct after Buzzfeed lawsuit

    05/20/2019 12:46:09 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/20/19 | Zack Budryk
    The Justice Department has revealed the name of a former U.S. attorney accused of misconduct after Buzzfeed News successfully sued for disclosure of his identity. The Justice Department announced in May 2017 that the since-retired attorney had an affair with a subordinate, created a hostile work environment and possibly violated department policy on sexual harassment. A federal judge ruled in March that public interest superseded government officials’ right to privacy, forcing the Justice Department to disclose last week the attorney in question was Stephen Wigginton, who served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois from 2010 to 2015....
  • BREAKING NEWS: White House has launched an investigation into collusion between Ukraine and the DNC

    05/16/2019 10:04:56 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 84 replies
    Twitter ^ | 5-17-2019 | OANN
    BREAKING NEWS: The White House has launched an active investigation into reports of collusion in 2016 between Ukraine and the DNC - OANN 12:32 AM · May 17, 2019
  • CIA, FBI, Director of National Intelligence working with Attorney General Barr to review Russia [tr]

    05/14/2019 9:32:45 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 48 replies
    US Attorney John Huber in Utah is no longer involved on Russia issues. Huber had originally been tasked with looking at allegations of surveillance abuse by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, but has been in a holding pattern as the inspector general completes his review of the surveillance warrant the FBI obtained on Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page
  • BREAKING: Bill Barr appoints ‘bulldog’ U.S. attorney to investigate spying on Trump campaign…

    05/14/2019 6:16:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 128 replies ^ | May 14, 2019 2:09 am | Kane
    Feeling Sexy might indict Hillary — John H Durham (@John_H_Durham) May 14, 2019 Attorney General William Barr has appointed a U.S. attorney to examine the origins of the Russia investigation and determine if intelligence collection efforts targeting the Trump campaign were “lawful and appropriate,” a person familiar with the situation told Fox News on Monday evening. John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, will conduct the inquiry, the source said. The move comes as the Trump administration has pushed for answers on why federal authorities conducted the surveillance — as well as whether Democrats were the ones who improperly...
  • Democrats Freaking Out: What if Attorney General Barr Blows the Lid Off RussiaGate?

    05/05/2019 5:34:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 69 replies
    SGT Report ^ | 5/04/19 | James Howard Kunstler
    **SNIP** It’s a further irony of the moment that the suddenly leading Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, is neck-deep in that spilled garbage, the story unspooling even as I write that then-Veep Uncle Joe strong-armed the Ukraine government to fire its equivalent of Attorney General to quash an investigation of his son, Hunter, who received large sums of money from the Ukrainian gas company, Burisma, which had mystifyingly appointed the young American to its board of directors after the US-sponsored overthrow of Viktor Yanukovych. That nasty bit of business comes immediately on top of information that the Hillary campaign was using...
  • William Barr in the Crosshairs

    05/03/2019 1:31:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    American ^ | May 3, 2019 | Robert Turner
    Attorney General William Barr, in keeping with commitments made during the confirmation process and in an effort to quickly answer questions in which the public had a profound interest, provided within days of its receipt a synopsis of conclusions reached in the report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The Mueller Report was issued following a lengthy investigation into charges that President Donald Trump or associates were involved in criminal collusion or obstruction of justice relative to dealings with certain Russians in an effort to illegally influence a U.S. election. Quoting extensively from Mueller's conclusions, Barr's synopsis explained that there was...
  • Barr besieged by allegations he's being Trump's protector

    05/03/2019 11:19:53 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 44 replies
    AP ^ | May 03, 2019 | Staff
    Attorney General William Barr portrayed himself as an apolitical elder statesman at his confirmation hearing. He declared he'd rather resign than be asked to fire special counsel Robert Mueller without cause and insisted the prosecutor he'd known for decades would never involve himself in a witch hunt as the president claimed. But now Barr has emerged as arguably the most divisive figure in Donald Trump's administration. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused him on Thursday of lying — a charge the Justice Department called reckless and false — and House Democrats are poised to hold him in contempt. His appearance before...