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Analysis: The quiet probe into Clinton email investigation could be a landmine for Robert Mueller

  (USA Today)  WASHINGTON — In early January, news that the Justice Department’s inspector general launched an investigation into the government’s disputed handling of the Hillary Clinton email inquiry was quickly overtaken by the chaotic run-up to President Trump’s inauguration. Nearly a year later, Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s wide-ranging review of the FBI and Justice’s work in the […]

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Fusion GPS, Trump dossier producer, sued for defamation

(Washington Times)  Fusion GPS, the producer of the infamous Trump dossier, is fending off in court three of Russia’s richest oligarchs by painting them as corrupt bankers in bed with President Vladimir Putin. The three primary investors in Moscow’s Alfa Bank — Mikhail Fridman, Petr Aven and German Khan — filed a libel lawsuit against Fusion in October. Fusion’s dossier, written by former […]

Politics U.S. News

FBI agent dismissed from Mueller probe changed Comey description of Clinton – CNNPolitics

Washington (CNN) –  A former top counterintelligence expert at the FBI, now at the center of a political uproar for exchanging private messages that appeared to mock President Donald Trump, changed a key phrase in former FBI Director James Comey’s description of how former secretary of state Hillary Clinton handled classified information, according to US officials familiar with […]

Technology U.S. News

Uber Concealed Cyberattack That Exposed 57 Million People’s Data

(Bloomberg)  Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber Technologies Inc., a massive breach that the company concealed for more than a year. This week, the ride-hailing company ousted Joe Sullivan, chief security officer, and one of his deputies for their roles in keeping the hack under wraps. Compromised data from […]

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Mueller Requests Documents and Emails on Holder, Lynch, Obama from Justice Department

(True Pundit)  U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s sweeping investigation into President Donald Trump’s White House just expanded to President Barack Obama’s White House, True Pundit has learned. Mueller’s probe has also expanded into the tenures of Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch in their official roles as U.S. attorney general during Obama’s two terms in the […]

U.S. News

Lerner, Paz say they fear physical harm from enraged public, want IRS testimony sealed permanently

(Washington Times)  Former IRS executive Lois G. Lerner told a federal court last week that members of her family, including “young children,” face death threats and a real risk of physical harm if her explanation of the tea party targeting scandal becomes public. Ms. Lerner and Holly Paz, her deputy at the IRS, filed documents […]

Politics U.S. News

Secrecy surrounds sexual harassment settlements in Congress

  (McClatchy DC Bureau)  WASHINGTON — State governments’ practice of spending taxpayer funds to settle sexual harassment lawsuits against legislators and staff has created an uproar in California’s Legislature and other statehouses around the country. Now a picture is emerging of how the U.S. Congress is doing the same thing, with less fanfare and even less […]