Why The FBI Usually Doesn’t Label Attacks By Non-Muslims Terrorism

June 22, 2017

… Shortly after the Charleston attack, in July 2015, HuffPost former FBI director James Comey on the hesitancy to label the Charleston shooting as terrorism. Comey acknowledged the attack might fit the colloquial definition of the word, but said he operated only in the legal framework, because of the nature of his job. The only world I live in is when you bring charges against someone, and charge them with something under a particular provision that is a terrorism statute, Comey said. So thats …

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Sessions Launches Team Trump’s Russia Counteroffensive

June 14, 2017

… stonewalled and gave innocent explanations for his own Russia contacts and actions as AG in overseeing the firing of FBI director James Comey. More important than any single response was Sessions overall message: I may be recused on the Russia investigation per se, but I am loyal to the president and will do what I can to protect him. Democrats waved off the firing threat, but the truth is that if Trump was brazen enough to fire Comey in the first place, he could look for someone at the …

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Jeff Sessions And The Trump Team Really Don’t Want To Say ‘Executive Privilege’

June 14, 2017

… aides so that they can deliberate policy without fear that anything they said will later be made public.As-yet-unrevealed conversations between Sessions and Trump about firing then-FBI director James Comey could fit under this description, although the president has not yet asserted executive privilege to shield those discussions. It would be harder to claim the protection for conversations that Trump has already tweeted or publicly spoken about. Sessions appeared to be in the same position …

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Smirnoff uses vodka ad to epically troll President Trump

June 13, 2017

… of America: ‘Lordy, I hope there are tapes.’ After former FBI director James Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee about his interactions with the president, Trump claimed several of Comey’s accusations (made under oath, by the way) were completely false. Trump then went so far as to say he’d be 100 percent willing to share his account of what happened under oathwhich is where Smirnoff saw its golden marketing opportunity. A large advertisement seen at …

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Tim Cook has an idea of who’s sending Trump’s 3 AM tweets

June 10, 2017

… former FBI director James Comey. Cook’s joke at the president came while he was referencing MIT’s tradition of jokes and hacks (like putting a propellor beanie on top of the Great Dome). Another great prank he says they’ve pulled off? Hacking Trump’s twitter. Tim Cook just dissed Trump’s twitter activity SO HARD and I’m living for it Lindsey Golden (@weare_golden) June 9, 2017 Apple CEO Tim Cook at MIT commencement on how to live beyond social media: …

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It’s Simple: Either Trump Or Comey Is Lying. Who Is More Credible?

June 9, 2017

Comey laid out his version of events before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday,detailing comments the president had made to him about the FBIs investigation into links between Russia and the Trump campaign and its probe of Trumps former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Comeys account suggests that the president attempted to interfere with the bureaus investigations,pressed the then-FBI director to pledge Trump his loyalty and asked him to get out the word that the president …

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Is Reality Winner A Leaker, A Whistleblower Or Something Else?

June 9, 2017

Whats the difference? Leakers, on the other hand, can become targets for prosecution for mishandling classified information. Not all leak are crimes, however. Sharing unclassified materials such as former FBI director James Comey did with some of his memos about his private conversations with President Donald Trump is not illegal, experts say. Sean Rayford via Getty Images Reality Winner is a leaker, according to the U.S. Attorneys Office in Southern Georgia. Theyve charged her with …

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Let’s Be Honest, Donald Trump Will Survive James Comey’s Testimony

June 8, 2017

When former FBI director James Comey appears before Congress on Thursday, he will reveal painful truths about the pressures President Donald Trump put on him. He will add explosive chapters to the ongoing saga of Russias interference in the 2016 election. He may very well end up raising questions about Trumps temperament. But one thing hes unlikely to do, even the presidents critics concede, is expedite Trumps demise. Watergate did not bring Richard Nixon down overnight, said Brian Fallon, …

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James Comey Reportedly Will Testify He Never Told Trump He Wasn’t Under Investigation

June 7, 2017

Former FBI director James Comey is reportedly set to testify he never told President Donald Trump that he was not under investigation in connection with Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to and . While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the Bureau, Trump wrote to Comey in the May 9 letter in which …

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White House Dodges Questions About Kushner Meetings With Russians

May 31, 2017

… the FBI and congressional committees, which have so far enveloped his former national security adviser, his son-in-law, numerous campaign officials, and as of late Tuesday morning, his longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen. Trump fired former FBI director James Comey in late April, a decision for which the White House and the president have offered a variety of conflicting justifications. Since then, the Department of Justice has named a special counsel and the investigation has continued. …

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Jared Kushner Reportedly Draws Interest Of FBI In Russia Investigation

May 26, 2017

… through hacking with the goal of getting Trump elected. Several officials involved with the Trump campaign, including former national security adviser Michael Flynn and campaign manager Paul Manafort, have also come under scrutiny for connections to Russia. Earlier in May, Trump fired FBI director James Comey as his bureau investigated the Russian links. Following Comeys firing, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI director Robert Mueller as a special prosecutor in the …

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Trump Should Be ‘Scared’ Of Comey Testimony, Says Former FBI Director’s Friend

May 25, 2017

President Donald Trump should be concerned when former FBI director James Comey testifies before Congress later this month. That, at least, is the view from a self-described confidant of Comeys, Benjamin Wittes. Wittes spoke to CNNs Anderson Cooper on Tuesday night, telling the anchor, I thoughtit was interesting and very telling that he [Comey]declined any opportunity to tell his story in private. He clearly wants to do it in a public setting And I think thats a reflection of the fact that …

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It Doesn’t Sound Like Senate Republicans Are Anywhere Close To A Deal On Obamacare Repeal

May 24, 2017

… replace Obamacare, they were asked about the firing of FBI director James Comey and the investigation into Russias meddling in the presidential campaign. But even with some of the pressure off, they appear to have made only a little headway enough to identify the key issues dividing them but not to make much progress on resolving those differences. A substantial number of Senate Republicans have made it clear they for the House bill, which would reduce regulations on health insurance, …

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Trump Reportedly Asked Intel Chiefs To Publicly Deny Russia Ties

May 23, 2017

According to the report, Trump asked Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats and National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers to publicly deny that there is any evidence of connections between Trumps team and Russia. Those requests reportedly came in late March, after then-FBI director James Comey confirmedthat his bureau was looking into the Trump campaigns ties to Russia. The Post also said that White House officials sought to influence Comey directly: The White House does not …

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Why Trump Allies Want To Talk Impeachment And Dem Leadership Doesn’t

May 23, 2017

… Cedric Richmond (D-La.) stopped just short of calling for impeachment himself, detailing the growing list of questions surrounding the Trump campaigns contacts with Russia and Trumps decision to fire FBI director James Comey. Those are serious questions, Richmond said. The logical conclusion with the wrong answers does lead to impeachment. And I think that for some people to be having that conversation right now is really a conversation whether we think this president is committing high crimes …

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McMaster Can’t Remember If Trump Called Comey A Nut Job In Meeting With Russians

May 22, 2017

National security adviser H.R. McMaster said Sunday he doesnt really remember what President Donald Trump said in a meeting with Russian officials earlier this month. McMaster was in the now-infamousOval Office meeting with the president, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak. But when pressed on whether Trump called former FBI director James Comey a in that meeting and bragged about firing him, McMaster said he couldnt remember. Trump …

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Can you find the scared government official trying to hide?

May 21, 2017

… ALSO: Neoliberals are trying to do the impossible: Make their memes cool Every American should be able to reach out and find their representative, but half of the time reporters can’t even locate their whereabouts. Take a look to see if you can do a better job. 1. Where oh where hath Spicey gone? Image: ambar del moral/mashable composite/getty After Trump fired FBI director James Comey, Sean Spicer courageously confronted reporters by cowering amongst the bushes. 2. Can you find …

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Watch The Russians Laugh At Us In This Video Clip

May 20, 2017

… of a beaming Trump shaking hands with Lavrov and Kislyak, which the White House had reportedly been assured would not be done. The controversial meeting was the day after Trump fired FBI director James Comey over the Russian thing with Trump and Russia, the president later told NBC News. The mortifying video clip of Lavrov joking about the president is another example that America isnt so much becoming great again, but an international laughingstock, several publications pointed out. Trump …

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Trump Asked Comey When Feds Would Say He Wasn’t Under Investigation

May 19, 2017

… appreciated Comey informing him on three separate occasions that I am not under investigation.Trump reiterated that point in an interview with NBC News Lester Holt the next day, claiming the director told him there was no such investigation once over dinner and twice on the phone. According to Wittes, Comey was deeply unsettled with Trumps attempts at rapprochement, and told the story of a White House ceremony days after Trump took office that Comey was invited to attend. The FBI director …

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Bush, Obama Lawyers Slam Trump’s Possible Meddling In FBI Russia Probe

May 18, 2017

… officials until Trump fired him last week. In February, a day after ousting Flynn,reportedly for misleading the vice president about previous contacts with the Russian ambassador, Trump asked Comey to go easy on Flynn, according to news reports citing a Comey memo on the meeting. I hope you can let this go,Trump told Comey, according to a bombshell report published Tuesday in The New York Times detailing the memo the former FBI director wrote after meeting Trump. That conversation may be …

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