Category Archives: Department of Justice

Monday Open Thread | Intel panel wants wiretap evidence by Monday

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and ranking member Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) have asked the White House to offer by Monday any evidence showing Trump Tower was wiretapped. A congressional aide confirmed to The Hill that Schiff and Nunes … Continue reading

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Preet Bharara refused to return phone call from Trump citing DOJ rules

Prosecutor Preet Bharara was fired by the attorney general a day after he refused to return a phone call from President Trump, a report alleges. An assistant to the president of the United States called Bharara’s office Thursday, saying the … Continue reading

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#Maddow: Impossible Mike Pence didn’t know about Michael Flynn

If Mike Pence is looking to insulate himself from Donald Trump’s Russia scandal, he just got caught lying about it in a way which severely hurts his own cause. Yesterday, Flynn registered with the United States government as a foreign … Continue reading

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House Intel schedules first Russia hearing for March 20th

(CNN) — House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes announced Tuesday the first public hearing in their investigation into Russia’s meddling in the US election last year will be March 20. Nunes said he has invited FBI Director James Comey and … Continue reading

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FBI asked #DOJ to publicly reject Trump wiretapping claims

There’s still no evidence — but an investigation into President Trump’s wild wiretapping claims might happen anyway. The White House on Sunday demanded that Congress look into Trump’s groundless accusations of former President Obama spying on him — and some … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | Kremlin paid $40,000 to Michael Flynn for 2015 Moscow visit

Six days ago, Michael Flynn resigned as Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser after it was exposed that he had colluded with the Russian ambassador, both before and after election day. It was then revealed that Flynn had also colluded by … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | Report: Trump’s lawyer hand-delivered Michael Flynn a secret plan to lift sanctions on Russia

Trump Organization lawyer Michel Cohen hand-delivered a “peace” plan for Russia and Ukraine to former national security adviser Michael Flynn before Flynn was asked to resign, the New York Times reported on Sunday. The plan, which involved lifting sanctions on … Continue reading

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