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FBI Arrests Man Suspected of Plotting Attack on White House with Explosives

A Georgia man has been arrested by the FBI on suspicion of planning an attack Thursday on the White House and federal buildings in Washington, D.C. NBC reports the suspect, 21-year-old Hasher Jallal Taheb, possessed a “hand-drawn diagram” of the West Wing’s ground floor and planned to load up a backpack with explosives and approach the White House “from the back road, causing a distraction for police, and then proceeding into the White House” to launch an attack. The suspect also planned attacks on the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, and a…

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Ex-Trump Attorney: Rosenstein, Comey, Mueller, McCabe Didn’t ‘Sincerely Believe’ Russia Conspiracy

John Dowd, a former personal attorney representing President Donald Trump in the Russia investigation, said the FBI probe into whether the president was a Kremlin asset shows there is an ongoing “coup” against him by top federal law enforcement officials. John Dowd On Their Being A Coup Against President Trump https://t.co/aQU5JVAAAG — MARK H (@mhilly51) January 14, 2019 A partial transcript is as follows:  JOHN DOWD: Little did I know that it appears that they were all in it together. I mean, Rosenstein, Comey, Mueller, McCabe, the whole crowd and they…

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Lindsey Graham: ‘Astonishing’ Trump Investigated as Russian Agent — ‘How Could the FBI Do That?’

On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) commented on a New York Times report that the FBI opened an investigation into President Donald Trump after he fired FBI Director James Comey. Graham said, “Number one, that story came from somebody who leaked it with an agenda, so I’d like to know who leaked it because they have an agenda not very friendly to President Trump, and I, for one, don’t trust what I read in The New York Times.” He added, “I’m going to ask the…

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Nunes: FBI Probe into Whether Trump Worked for Russia Revenge for Comey Firing

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) on Saturday accused the FBI of launching an investigation into whether President Donald Trump was an asset of the Russian government to “avenge” the firing of former FBI Director James Comey. According to the New York Times, law enforcement officials became so concerned by President Trump’s behavior in the days after he terminated Comey that they began investigating whether he had been working for Russia against U.S. interests. The report Friday cites unnamed former law enforcement officials and others familiar with the investigation. “This is yet more evidence that FBI…

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Donald Trump Fondly Recalls Firing ‘Total Sleaze’ James Comey

President Donald Trump recalled on Saturday the day he fired former FBI Director James Comey after news broke in the New York Times that the FBI reacted that day by opening an investigation of the president. Trump said on Twitter that “Lyin’” James Comey was a “total sleaze” and a “crooked cop” who lead the FBI into “complete turmoil.” “Everybody wanted him fired, Republican and Democrat alike,” Trump wrote. The Times reported that senior FBI officials opened the investigation to see if the president was actually working for Russia against…

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James Comey: ‘There’s No Deep State’

NEW YORK — In testimony, former FBI Director James Comey exclaimed “there’s no deep state” before going on to suggest that workers risk their jobs by “speaking out” –purportedly against President Donald Trump. During testimony before the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees last week, Comey was asked by Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) for suggestions on how the nation should get back “on track” after the “storm” it is currently weathering – a clear reference to Trump’s presidency. Comey responded by launching into mini-speech about the resilience…

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Donald Trump Wishes Michael Flynn ‘Good Luck’ with Sentencing

President Donald Trump wished General Michael Flynn luck as he faced sentencing after pleading guilty to lying to the FBI. “Good luck today in court to General Michael Flynn,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Will be interesting to see what he has to say.” Trump noted that Flynn had “tremendous pressure” put on him by the FBI to force a guilty plea. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team released a redacted copy of the original 302 FBI interview form on Monday, prompting Flynn’s allies to question the FBI’s assertion that he lied…

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James Comey: ‘Big Hit’ to FBI’s Reputation ‘Has Nothing to Do with Me’

Fired FBI Director James Comey on Monday claimed the reputational damage his former agency has suffered over the past year has “nothing” to do with him. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHrKaoWjL9c?start=80&feature=oembed&w=640&h=360] “Somebody has to stand up and speak for the FBI,” Comey said while addressing a pool of reporters on Capitol Hill following his second and final interview with the House Judiciary and Oversight committees. “The FBI’s reputation has taken a big hit because the President of the United States has lied about it constantly,” the longtime DOJ employee said. “In the face of those…

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Michael Flynn Judge Requests FBI Interview Records Before Sentencing

Mere days before Michael Flynn will be sentenced for lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Judge Emmet Sullivan has requested records from a January 2017 interview. Flynn pleaded guilty in December 2017 to lying to the FBI during an interview about contacts he had with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak, during the period of transition between election day 2016 and President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Flynn served as Trump’s national security advisor until his February 2017 resignation. He has proven cooperative over the course of 19 interviews earlier this…

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Mueller Team Scrubbed Peter Strzok’s Texts Before Giving Phone to Inspector General

The Office of the Special Counsel deleted text messages from the iPhone of fired FBI agent Peter Strzok before turning it over to the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General (OIG), according to a report released by the federal watchdog. On Thursday, the Justice Department’s inspector general released a report stating thousands of text messages exchanged between Strzok and FBI attorney Lisa Page could not be recovered after Mueller’s team wiped clean the phones it had issued them. So Mueller’s team wiped ALL of the data off of Peter Strzok’s iPhone after determining “it contained no substantive text messages.” Given what…

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