Tag: FBI

FBI Director Nominee Christopher Wray Deleted Reference To Russia Work

FBI Director nominee Christopher Wray deleted a reference to his work on behalf of a client under investigation by Russia, his law firm told CNN. The detail was featured in Wray’s biography on King and Spalding’s website from 2009 to January 2017. Wray represented an unnamed “energy company president in a criminal investigation by Russian…

Colbert: Trump And Rod Rosenstein Are The Same Person [VIDEO]

Stephen Colbert ripped President Trump for admitting on Twitter that he was being investigatedon last night show. “Mr. President, do you know the phrase ‘You better lawyer up?’” Colbert began. “That’s short for ‘You better get a lawyer and shut up.” “That would make him the third member of this investigation to be gone after…

Trump Confirms He’s Under Investigation, Blames Rosenstein

President Donald Trump on Friday morning blamed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for firing FBI Director James Comey, which Trump said he is under investigation for doing. Trump, however, told NBC News after the firing that he already decided to fire Comey before Rosenstein wrote a memo criticizing Comey for his handling of the Hillary…

Trump Under Investigation by Mueller for Obstruction of Justice

Special counsel is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice. According to the Washington Post, the special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice, officials said. The…

Sessions Dodges Questions On Kislyak Meeting, Trump Talks In Senate Hearing

While testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday about the ongoing Trump-Russia probe, Attorney General Jeff Sessions faced repeated questions about his role in President Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey. Sessions said that his decision to recuse himself from the Russia probe was “not because of an asserted wrongdoing,” and insisted…

Report: Trump Discussed Firing Mueller

President Donald Trump has reportedly discussed firing Robert Mueller, the special counsel tasked with investigating potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. In a Monday appearance on PBS NewsHour, Trump’s friend, Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy, said Trump was considering firing Mueller. “I think he’s considering perhaps terminating the special counsel,” Ruddy said. “I think…

Trump To Nominate Christopher Wray As FBI Director

President Trump on Wednesday morning announced that he will nominate Christopher A. Wray as new head of the FBI. Trump just weeks ago fired James Comey, the former director, in a controversial move. Trump tweeted on Wednesday, “I will be nominating Christopher A. Wray, a man of impeccable credentials, to be the new Director of…

Trump Asked Intel Chief Coats To Intervene With Comey/Russia Probe

Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats reportedly told his associates that President Donald Trump asked him to convince former FBI Director James Comey to back off on the investigation into Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Coats, according to The Washington Post, decided against it. Trump reportedly asked Coats and CIA Director Mike Pompeo…

Comey Reportedly Expected To Testify Publicly About Russia Probe

Former FBI Director James Comey is expected to publicly testify before the Senate as early as next week about the bureau’s ongoing investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia. Comey is expected to specifically address whether President Trump pressured him to end the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. A person familiar…

Jared Kushner Now Under Scrutiny By FBI Over Russia Probe

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner is reportedly under FBI scrutiny as part of the agency’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. According to officials who spoke with NBC News, investigators at the agency believe Kushner “has significant information relevant to their inquiry,” adding “that does not mean they suspect him of a…

EX CIA Chief: Russians Contacted Trump Campaign

Former CIA Director John Brennan told the House intelligence committee Tuesday that he warned Russia against meddling in the U.S. presidential election. Testifying to the House Intelligence Committee, Brennan said that on Aug. 4, 2016, he spoke to Alexander Bortnikov, who is the head of Russia’s FSB, and told him that if the Kremlin continued…

Flynn Will Invoke Fifth Amendment, Refuse To Comply With Subpoena

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will refuse to comply with a subpoena and invoke his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination on Monday, according to a report by the Associated Press. The subpoena seeking documents was issued by the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding an investigation into Russian meddling—and President Trump’s potential role in that interference.…

Stupid Watergate: John Oliver Breaks Down Trump Scandals Week

John Oliver explained the recent Trump scandals and how exhausting it’s been. “Because the last seven days have been absolutely insane.” “We have to track the latest developments in ‘Stupid Watergate’, a scandal with all the potential ramifications of Watergate but where everyone involved is stupid and bad at everything.” “You should not even share…

Trump Asked Comey When FBI Would Announce He Was Not Under Investigation

President Trump called the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, weeks after he took office and asked him when federal authorities were going to put out word that Mr. Trump was not personally under investigation, according to two people briefed on the call. Mr. Comey told the president that if he wanted to know details about…

Trump Asked FBI Director Comey to End Flynn Investigation

Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him to End Flynn Investigation WATCH THE LIVE BREAKING NEWS STREAM HERE According to the New York Times: President Trump asked the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, to shut down the federal investigation into Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, in an Oval Office meeting in February,…

Trump Revealed Highly Classified Info to Russian Foreign Minister & Ambassador

According to the Washington Post Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador when he met with them in the oval office last week, a day after firing FBI Director Comey. President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according…

John Oliver: Comey Cover Up Is ‘Pack Of Lies’ [VIDEO]

John Oliver started last night show with “Surprise, everyone!” adding, “Do you remember normal weeks? Because I don’t!” Everything about Comey’s firing was unusual, Oliver noted, from Comey having found out about it on TV, to the “genuinely weird” termination letter in which Trump wrote: “while I greatly appreciate your informing me on three separate…

Does the DOJ Have a Sealed Indictment Against Trump?

As show by the recently released Dutch Documentary, there are lots of links between Trump and Russian mobsters. This documentary by ZEMBLA confirms everything points out that not only has TrumpCo had a long term relationship with a documented Russian Mobster Felix Sater including hiring him and giving him his own office inside Trump Tower,…

Report : Trump Asked Comey For Loyalty, Was Rebuffed

A week after his inauguration, President Trump invited former FBI Director James Comey to a private dinner at the White House, where he demanded his loyalty, several Comey associates told The New York Times. Comey said the pair made small talk about the election and the size of Trump’s inaugural crowd before the president asked…

Trump To NBC: Decided To Fire Comey Since Russia Is A ‘Made Up Story’

President Donald Trump told NBC News’ Lester Holt in an interview aired Thursday night that he thought the Russia investigation into alleged ties between his campaign and Russian officials was a “made up story,” prior to firing FBI Director James Comey. “I was going to fire regardless of recommendation,” Trump said referring to letters he…

Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe Testifies In Comey’s Place At Hearing

WATCH LIVE – In the first open Senate Intelligence Committee hearing following FBI Director James Comey’s shocking ouster, Comey’s temporary successor said the bureau’s work investigating alleged connections between the Trump campaign and the Russian government will continue, and he will blow the whistle if the White House attempts to silence or influence the investigation…

Colbert: James Comey, You Just Got Trump’d! [VIDEO]

On Wednesday night Colbert analyzed the absurd justifications for Trump firing Comey, the aftermath, including the fact that Comey only learned he was fired when the news broke on TV. “Well that’s certainly on brand,” said Colbert. “Because firing people on TV is Trump’s qualification for being president.” At first, Comey reportedly even believed that…

Trevor Noah Breaks Down James Comey Firing [VIDEO]

Trevor Noah denounced what he said were the most dangerous aspects of President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey on Wednesday night’s episode. “People, I’m not going to sugarcoat this,” he said. “This is bad for democracy.” As Noah suggested Tuesday, that’s because “Dictator Trump,” as he has dubbed the president, has become…

Chaffetz Requests Expansion Of DOJ Probe For Comey Firing

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz on Wednesday asked the Department of Justice to expand its investigation into the FBI’s actions in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election to include this week’s firing of Director James Comey. In a letter to Inspector General Michael Horowitz, Chaffetz (R-UT) wrote: “I request that you expand the…

FBI Source: Comey Was Fired Because He Would Not End Russia Investigation

Multiple FBI insiders say they believe James Comey was fired because he would not end Russia investigation. Comey Had Asked for More Money for FBI’s Russia Investigation. The private accounts of more than 30 officials at the White House, the Justice Department, the FBI and on Capitol Hill, as well as Trump confidants and other…

Comey Asked For Money For Russia Probe Days Before He Was Fired

Recently fired FBI Director James Comey asked just days ago for a significant increase in money and personnel for a probe into Russian interference in the U.S. election, The New York Times reports. Comey had a meeting with Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, during which he asked for the expanded resources. Rosenstein wrote the…

Russian Minister Jokes About Comey Firing [VIDEO]

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is reacting sarcastically to questions about President Donald Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey. Lavrov and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson were asked during a photo-op whether Comey’s firing cast a shadow over the meeting between the two diplomats. Lavrov said: “Was he fired? You’re kidding. You’re kidding.”…