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Bernie Kerik: FBI Agents ‘Scared to Death’ of Speaking Against Mueller Probe — Even Privately

Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik told Breitbart News that FBI agents are “scared to death” to criticize political corruption and abuses of power at the bureau and broader Department of Justice (DOJ). Kirk offered his analysis on Wednesday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight in an interview with hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak. Kerik reflected on partisan and political corruption at the FBI and DOJ: “Not one of these people has been brought up on criminal charges, or even ethical charges. McCabe was terminated. Comey was fired.…

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Jeff Zucker: Trump Was Behind Appeal to Kill AT&T-Time Warner Merger

In an interview at SXSW Saturday, CNN president Jeff Zucker accused President Donald Trump of directing a Justice Department lawsuit to block AT&T’s mega-merger with parent company Time Warner. Last year, the department’s Antitrust Division appealed a decision to allow AT&T’s $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner to go through, a challenge which was recently dismissed by a federal judge. “It came from the president,” Zucker, without citing any evidence, said when asked his thoughts about the appeal, reported Deadline.  “There was absolutely no basis to be doing what they were doing and clearly there was a political…

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Democrats Prepare Congressional Hearings over Trump Saying ‘Fake News’

Congressional Democrats are planning to hold hearings about President Trump’s criticisms of establishment news outlets, according to a new report. Bloomberg News reports that the House Judiciary Committee, which is currently led by Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), will seek to investigate Trump calling the media “fake news” and “enemies of the people.” “The committee will study whether such actions either reflect or blur the Constitution’s separation of powers,” the report states. The president’s repeated declarations that the “fake news” media is the “enemy of the people” has indeed upset many Democrats and…

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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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James Comey: Firing Mueller Won’t End Russia Probe

Former FBI Director James Comey told House investigators in a closed-door interview Friday that he does not believe firing special counsel Robert Mueller would bring an end to the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential election. “You’d almost have to fire everyone in the FBI and the Justice Department to derail the relevant investigations,” Comey replied when asked by Democrat lawmakers whether Mueller’s ouster would halt the Russia probe and other special counsel-related investigations. The committee interviewed Comey as part of its investigation into…

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James Comey: ‘Would Bet My Life’ Mueller Conducting Russia Probe ‘Right Way’

Fired FBI Director James Comey told Congressional investigators he would “bet his life” that special counsel Robert Mueller is conducting his investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential election “the right way.” “There are not many things I would bet my life on,” Comey told House Republicans in a closed-door testimony when asked if the Russia probe was being conducted with integrity. “I would bet my life that Bob Mueller will do things the right way, the way we would all want, whether we’re Republicans or…

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James Comey Admits Steele Dossier Unverified Months After FISA Warrant Granted

The transcript of former FBI Director James Comey’s closed-door Friday interview with the House Judiciary Committee was released Saturday. An admission by the fired deep-stater appears to confirm a belief Republican investigators have held since President Donald Trump was elected to the White House: The FBI failed to adequately verify the anti-Trump dossier used to surveil Trump campaign members during the 2016 presidential election. Comey told investigators that the anti-Trump dossier authored by longtime British intelligence agent Christopher Steele was largely unverified before and after a FISA warrant was obtained to surveil Trump…

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Prosecutors Paint Michael Cohen as a Liar – But Rely on Him for Anti-Trump Charges

NEW YORK — The nearly 40-page sentencing memo from New York prosecutors claiming that President Trump directed his former attorney, Michael Cohen, to make hush payments to two women that allegedly violated election law presents no actual evidence beyond Cohen’s own characterizations. The memo itself, however, paints Cohen as a deceiver who willingly repeatedly lied, and who possesses a fleeting sense of wrongdoing, little remorse and a tendency to place blame on others. The memo laments how the Court “had to press Cohen to acknowledge that he understood he was…

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Eric Holder Rallies Resistance Inside Trump Admin: ‘We Support You’

Former Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. sent a message of encouragement to discontented Justice Department “career employees” on Friday morning. “Trump and Sessions are trying to destroy the traditions of the Justice Department,” Holder wrote. “Hope is found in the career employees who stand for institutional norms. Now is the time for them to continue to be strong – change will come. We support you.” Holder recently made news by pressing for the impeachment of President Trump under the 25th amendment. His message was a response to a report by…

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