These Trump DOJ Subpoena Revelations Are Like Watergate on Crack
GettyAttorney General Merrick Garland has been busy lately—and we don’t mean manning the grill at summer barbecues. On Wednesday, he announced the Biden Department of Justice is getting to the bottom of the leak investigations within the Trump administration that led to multiple subpoenas of lawmakers’ and journalists’ personal information, or as Molly Jong-Fast said on this episode of The New Abnormal, “Watergate on crack.”She and producer Jesse Cannon had FBI agent Peter Strzok on to explain wnews.yahoo.com
Russian election threat potent, but interference so far slim
BOSTON – Russian interference has been minimal so far in the most tempestuous U.S. presidential election in decades. It’s uncertain whether they are affiliated with the Kremlin or if the attacks are timed to coincide with the election. That’s in contrast to the 2016 Russian hack-and-leak operation that U.S. officials say was aimed at boosting Donald Trump’s campaign. Election security officials say they worry more about misinformation mongers eroding confidence in the election than about the potential for vote-tampering. Alexander Heid, chief research officer for SecurityScorecard, said his firm found 30,000 Trickbot infections on 12 state networks in September and early October.
‘The Comey Rule’ Showcases FBI’s Challenges ‘In The Face Of Emerging Fascism In America,’ Says Actor Steven Pasquale
Jeff Daniels stars as Comey and the series features big names like Holly Hunter, Brendan Gleeson, Michael Kelly and Steven Pasquale. “It [the show] felt really important and we’re proud of it,” said Pasquale in an interview with CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith. It’s a really great insightful look into how crazy that was for those great and patriotic American men and women, who work at the FBI, which was once an apolitical organization. Simpson,” “The Comey Rule” is in a separate category for Pasquale because of the significance of the moment and the presence of Daniels as the lead. He didn’t realize he was operating in the political climate we are operating in.”Watch “The Comey Rule” on Showtime.detroit.cbslocal.com
Comey to testify before Senate panel weeks before election
WASHINGTON – Former FBI Director James Comey will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 30, appearing just a month before the presidential election as Republicans have tried to make the case that he and his agency conspired against Donald Trump in 2016. Comey, whom Trump fired in May 2017, will be a featured witness in Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham’s investigation into the origins of the Justice Department’s Russia probe. His report also examined several instances in which Trump tried to obstruct his investigation but said he could not come to a conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice. Republicans, and Trump himself, have repeatedly said they believe the department was conspiring against the president before and after the election. Graham, a close ally of Trump, said Thursday that “the day of reckoning is upon us” when it comes to the beginning of the Russia probe.
Ex-FBI agent: Attacks from Trump 'outrageous' and 'cruel'
Strzok, a former FBI agent who was fired because of derogatory text messages about Donald Trump, writes in a new book that he believes the president has been compromised by Russia. Strzok, for his part, expresses measured regret for the texts in Compromised: Counterintelligence and the Threat of Donald J. Trump, due out Tuesday. Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation revealed significant contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia but found insufficient evidence of a criminal conspiracy. By his own count, Strzok says, Trump has attacked him since then more than 100 times in tweets. After Trump accused Strzok of treason, he appealed to the FBI for a statement condemning the remarks, but got none.
Trump says former Rep. Trey Gowdy can't join his legal team until January
Former Republican congressman Trey Gowdy has joined President Donald Trump's legal team amid a fast-moving impeachment inquiry in the House but he won't be able to start until next year, Trump said Thursday. "Trey Gowdy is a terrific guy. I think there's a problem with, he can't start for another couple of months because of lobbying rules and regulations. But The New York Times' Maggie Haberman said Trump's comments suggest Gowdy "is unlikely to ever join in the capacity he was hired for." Neither Gowdy nor Sekulow immediately responded to CNBC's requests for comment on Trump's most recent remarks.cnbc.com
Republican Gowdy, who pushed Obama on Benghazi, joins Trump impeachment defense
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. Representative Trey Gowdy stepped into a familiar role on Wednesday when President Donald Trump tapped him to join his outside legal team to help battle a Democratic-led impeachment inquiry: conservative battering ram. A House Democratic aide said Gowdy would be under pressure from Democrats to square his prior aggressive assertion of congressional prerogatives with Trumps stonewalling. Jay Sekulow, a lawyer for Trump, praised Gowdy in announcing his hiring. I have known Trey for years and worked with him when he served in Congress, Sekulow said in a statement. While Gowdys Republican colleagues praised his aggressiveness in seeking information, he also came in for occasional ribbing for cycling through hairstyles.feeds.reuters.com
Newsletter: In El Paso, a pastors faith endures
TOP STORIESIn El Paso, a Pastors Faith EnduresPastor Michael Grady had never prayed so fervently as when he got the call Saturday telling him that his 33-year-old daughter, Michelle, was lying in a pool of blood. When he saw his daughter, it was bad: I know she wasnt OK, but I told her she was going to be OK. This is one story of faith in the aftermath of the deadly El Paso shooting. Returning to CourtCan California force President Trump to release his tax returns before he can get on the primary ballot? -- Trump is heading to Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso today in the shootings aftermath. -- The Oakland Raiders, the closest thing the NFL has to an institutional antihero, are being featured in the latest season of the HBO show Hard Knocks.OPINION-- As the El Paso massacre showed once again, white supremacy is the poison in our well.latimes.com
LIVE STREAM: FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies before Senate
WASHINGTON - FBI Director Chris Wray will appear before the Senate Judiciary on oversight of the FBI on Tuesday morning. Wray is set to testify Tuesday morning before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is chaired by one of President Donald Trumps closest allies, Sen. Lindsey Graham. The South Carolina Republican has vowed to investigate the origins of the Russia investigation. Republicans are likely to spend time questioning Wray and Mueller about Peter Strzok, an FBI agent who helped lead the Trump investigation and exchanged anti-Trump text messages during the 2016 election with an FBI lawyer, Lisa Page. Part of Durhams mandate is to investigate whether there was a proper basis for the FBI to open a counterintelligence investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Trump without evidence accuses Mueller of 'illegally' deleting FBI text messages
President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused special counsel Robert Mueller without offering any evidence of having "terminated" text messages between two FBI employees, which the president said was "a crime." "Mueller terminated them illegally. "Robert Mueller terminated their text messages together. Trump was referring to an exchange of text messages between former FBI agent Peter Strzok and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page. Last year, a Justice Department watchdog recovered thousands of text messages between the two employees on phones issued to them by the FBI.cnbc.com