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FBI requests Senate documents, signaling potential probe into illegal sale of fetal tissue

(The Hill)  The FBI has asked the Senate for unredacted documents it obtained from abortion providers, signaling agents may be investigating whether Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers illegally sold fetal tissue and body parts, according to sources familiar with the document request. The request was made in recent days, the sources said, to the […]

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GOP lawmakers tell Sessions to probe Clinton-Comey or resign

(Washington Times)  Two House Republicans delivered an ultimatum Monday to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, telling him either to name a special counsel to investigate FBI Director James Comey’s handling of last year’s election, or else resign to clear the way for someone who will. Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Matt Gaetz of Florida said questions are piling […]

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White House Chief of Staff Says Mueller-style Investigation of Hillary Clinton Needed – Newsweek

(Newsweek)  White House chief of staff John Kelly called for a special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Uranium One deal on the day President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman was arraigned for money laundering and other charges. “I think it’s doubly important that when these kinds of accusations are made that they […]

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Paul Manafort Indictment: No Signs of Trump-Russia ‘Collusion’ | National Review

(National Review)  Do not be fooled by the “Conspiracy against the United States” heading. The Paul Manafort indictment is much ado about nothing . . . except as a vehicle to squeeze Manafort, which is special counsel Robert Mueller’s objective — as we have been arguing for three months (see here, here, and here). Do not be fooled by the […]

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Tony Podesta stepping down from lobbying giant amid Mueller probe – Politico

(Politico)  Democratic power lobbyist Tony Podesta, founder of the Podesta Group, is stepping down from the firm that bears his name after coming under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller. Podesta announced his decision during a firm-wide meeting Monday morning and is alerting clients of his impending departure. Podesta is handing over full operational and […]

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The FBI’s Political Meddling – WSJ

(WSJ) Let’s give plausible accounts of the known facts, then explain why demands that Robert Mueller recuse himself from the Russia investigation may not be the fanciful partisan grandstanding you imagine. Here’s a story consistent with what has been reported in the press—how reliably reported is uncertain. Democratic political opponents of Donald Trump financed a British former […]

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House Intel Committee launches probe of Obama’s uranium deal with Russian company – Washington Times

(Washington Times)  The chairman of the House intelligence committee announced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding a 2010 deal that allowed a Kremlin-backed company to gain control of a huge chunk of America’s uranium supply. House Intel Chairman Devin Nunes said he is working with the House oversight committee to learn whether U.S. authorities were […]