U.S. Department of Justice

Newly Released Documents Reveal Former Trump Aide Carter Page Was Recruited by Russia

(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration on Saturday released a set of documents once deemed top secret relating to the wiretapping of a onetime …

Donald Trump

Trump says his campaign was spied upon illegally, offers no evidence

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that documents released by the FBI relating to a former adviser's ties to Russia showed that his campaign for the 2016 presidential election had been illegally spied upon by U.S. law enforcement, but offered no evidence to support his assertion.<p>…

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Newly Disclosed FISA Applications Disprove ‘Witch Hunt’ Claims From Trump, Nunes

The controversial FISA applications to wiretap former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page have been made public, and from what details remain in the …

Politics

Clapper: Obama Was Behind The Whole Thing

Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper admitted in a <i>CNN</i> interview Saturday that former President Obama orchestrated the ongoing …

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CNN’s Tapper Uses Ex-Trump Adviser's Own Words to Corner Him on Russia Contacts: That’s You 'Calling Yourself an Informal Adviser’

CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday spoke with Carter Page, the onetime Donald Trump adviser whose contacts with the Russian government are under scrutiny by …

Donald Trump

As Trump Struggles With Helsinki’s Fallout, Congress Faces a New Charge: Complicity

WASHINGTON — In the nearly two years since Russia attacked the American democratic process, congressional Republicans have played conflicting roles in the drama: Some have pressed to impose sanctions on Russia and quietly pursue investigations, but they have been outshouted by Republicans who have …

Politics

The Clinton State Department’s Major Security Breach That Everyone Is Ignoring

Peter Strzok’s testimony about the email server scandal involving former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton raised headlines because of his defiant, …

Conservative View

Putin takes a swipe at U.S.-funded news organizations

A CENTRAL pillar of Vladi­mir Putin’s political strategy is the propagation of false equivalences. The Kremlin tries to convince Russians, and the world, that there is really no difference between its autocratic and frequently murderous practices and the practices of the democratic world. Sadly, …

Russia

Scammers Finally Punished For Cheating U.S. Taxpayers Out Of Millions Of Dollars

<i>Why can’t the government catch these guys?</i> That was the sentiment echoed in my inbox over and over as those Internal Revenue Service (IRS) impersonation phone scams exploded. It felt painfully slow, but arrests were finally made in the United States and India. This week, many of those scammers were …

Identity Theft

The Strategy Mueller Is Using to Protect His Investigation

The indictment against alleged Russian agent Maria Butina appears to be part of a strategy often associated with investment advice – diversify your …

Donald Trump

How long will Mueller's investigation go on?

<b>(CNN) —</b> With the recent criminal indictment of 12 Russian intelligence agents, the special counsel's office made clear it has a treasure trove of information for its investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election. What's less obvious is how long Robert Mueller will …

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The Accused Russian Agent as Trump Republican

Here are some things we know about Maria Butina. She is a 29-year-old white woman with an enthusiasm for guns who has attended multiple National Rifle Association events, socialized with NRA leaders and repeated NRA talking points.<p>She attended Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's 2015 announcement …

Russia

I was an MS-13 target. Despite what Trump says, very few Americans will ever have that experience.

La Mara Salvatrucha, better known as MS-13, has been a part of my life for 17 years now — roughly my entire career as a criminal defense lawyer.<p>I’ve defended more than my share of its members on everything from shoplifting, vagrancy and illegal re-entry to prostitution, drug trafficking and murder; …

Immigration

The Week in Washington: “Nothing Short of Treasonous”

“Say that again?” Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats asked, incredulous, when Andrea Mitchell of NBC, interviewing him at the Aspen Security Forum, told him that President Trump had just invited Vladimir Putin to visit Washington this fall. “Okay,” Coats deadpanned. “That’s going to be …

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Alleged spy told Senate panel about backing from Russian billionaire

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Maria Butina, the recently indicted Russian national accused of being an agent of Russia, told the Senate Intelligence Committee earlier this year that Russian billionaire Konstantin Nikolaev had backed her financially, a source familiar with her testimony told CNN.<p>Butina made …

Billionaires

Judge, calm in court, takes hard line on splitting families

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw appeared conflicted in early May on whether to stop families from being separated at the border. He challenged the Trump administration to explain how families were getting a fair hearing guaranteed by the Constitution, but also expressed reluctance …

News (U.S.)

Accused Russian spy Maria Butina's lawyer: Russia 'doesn't want her back, they want her out'

Robert Driscoll, the lawyer for accused Russian spy Maria Butina, took aim at the Department of Justice on Sunday, telling Fox News exclusively that investigators charged her on technicalities after a lengthy surveillance operation because they didn't want to have to follow her to South …

U.S. Politics

Remove from Department of Justice, Assistant AG, Rod Rosenstein | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government

We have lost faith in the Department of Justice to faithfully investigate and prosecute crimes from the previous and current administration, and to …

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A light shines on the concentration of power in Silicon Valley | Financial Times

The fines keep getting bigger, and so do the companies. Last week’s whopping €4.3bn antitrust penalty by the EU against Google for abusing its power …

Silicon Valley

Why is Mueller handing off key cases?

Something has been going on with Robert Mueller's investigation of people thought to have played significant roles in the Trump-Russia affair. The …

U.S. Politics

Alleged Russian Agent Was at 2015 Meeting With Top Fed Official

WASHINGTON—Maria Butina, the 29-year-old Russian accused of being an unregistered foreign agent, used her connections to a Russian central bank executive to attend meetings with U.S. government officials, including one with the vice chairman of the Federal Reserve in 2015.<p>Former Federal Reserve …

Politics

Trump ramps up scrutiny of legal immigrants

The Trump administration is stepping up efforts to curb legal immigration, taking a series of actions in recent weeks that could lead to deportation …

Immigration

Home Secretary WON'T block death penalty for ISIS 'Beatles' duo letter reveals

HOME Secretary Sajid Javid will not block the execution of ISIS Beatles pair nor the possibility of them being sent to Guantanamo Bay, secret …

Jeff Sessions

The Beautiful Fantasy of Silent Don

Suppose that Donald Trump were to keep his mouth shut.<p>Seriously.<p>Try to imagine the Trump presidency in a world in which Trump himself went silent. I don’t just mean a world in which he stopped using Twitter (as more than two-thirds of voters think he should); I mean a world in which he chose as his …

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Hillary Clinton offers to help reunite families with the children Donald Trump abducted

She vowed to help with travel arrangements for families who can't otherwise afford to fly thousands of miles to collect their children<p>On Saturday …

Hillary Clinton

Carter Page FISA app relied not just on Steele dossier

The heavily redacted 412-page document was released Saturday by the Justice Department. New York Times Chief White House correspondent Peter Baker …

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Justice Department releases Carter Page FISA documents

U.S. Justice Department

Milbank: Russia’s not meddling? Then explain Maria Butina

WASHINGTON — The yawning gap between the world as it exists and the world as President Trump sees it was on vivid display Wednesday.<p>A few minutes …

United States

Trump Reacts To Carter Page FISA Documents Released By The DOJ – Bloomberg

Trump Reacts To Carter Page FISA Documents Released By The DOJ<p>Trump Reacts To Carter Page FISA Documents Released By The DOJ<p>Trump Reacts To Carter …

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Hillary Clinton Will Help Immigrant Families Who Are Still Separated Finally Reunite — Here’s How

During a festival in New York City's Central Park on Saturday, Hillary Clinton said she will help reunite immigrants separated from their families if …

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