Tag: FBI

Sean Spicer Literally Hid In Bushes To Avoid The Press

After an interview with Fox Business on Tuesday night from the White House grounds, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer “disappeared into the shadows, huddling with his staff behind a tall hedge” to avoid an encounter with the press, The Washington Post reports. “To get back to his office, Spicer would have to pass a…

Report: Trump’s Fury Over Russia Probe Led To Comey Firing

President Trump on Tuesday evening grew angry over the reaction to FBI Director James Comey’s firing, and Politico reports that he made the decision based on his fury about a federal probe into his ties with Russia. Trump had reportedly taken more than a week to make the decision about Comey, and in the end…

Grand Jury Subpoenas Issued in FBI’s Russia Investigation

Federal prosecutors have issued grand jury subpoenas to associates of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn seeking business records, as part of the ongoing probe of Russian meddling in last year’s election, according to people familiar with the matter. CNN learned of the subpoenas hours before President Donald Trump fired FBI director James Comey. The…

Comey Exaggerated Claim About Abedin Forwarding Clinton Emails

FBI Director James Comey misstated the facts in his testimony on Huma Abedin’s role in the Hillary Clinton email scandal, and FBI officials are trying to figure out how to correct the record, ProPublica reported Monday. Citing two anonymous sources familiar with the matter, ProPublica reported that FBI officials have acknowledged that Comey exaggerated his…

RUSSIAN TAMPERING: COMEY TRIED TO REVEAL MONTHS BEFORE ELECTION

Newsweek reports: Read more at newsweek FBI Director James Comey attempted to go public as early as the summer of 2016 with information on Russia’s campaign to influence the U.S. presidential election, but Obama administration officials blocked him from doing so, two sources with knowledge of the matter tell Newsweek. Well before the Department of…

Trump To FBI On Leaks: FIND NOW

President Trump on Friday morning lashed out at the FBI in a Twitter rant calling on the agency to find and punish leakers in the wake of a CNN report casting his administration in a negative light. According to the cable-news outlet’s Thursday evening report, the FBI rejected a request from the White House to…

Intelligence Agencies To ‘Go Nuclear’ On Trump ‘Watch Him Die In Prison’

U.S. national security officials are reportedly ready to “go nuclear” after President Donald Trump’s latest attack on the intelligence community. In a series of tweets on Tuesday and Wednesday, Trump insisted that the “real scandal” was not that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn lied about his contact with Russia. Instead, the president blasted what…

Flynn Lied To FBI About Discussing Russia Sanctions

Ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn denied to FBI agents in an interview last month that he had discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with that country’s ambassador to the United States before President Trump took office, contradicting the contents of intercepted communications collected by intelligence agencies, current and former U.S. officials said. The Jan. 24 interview…

Report: Secret Rules ‘Enable FBI Spying’ On Journalists

Classified FBI rules allows agents to obtain the phone records of journalists with only approval from two internal officials. A cache of previously unseen information on documents dating from 2013 detail the agency’s use of national security letters that enable the bureau to spy on reporters without the previously necessary step of obtaining permission from…

FBI Director Briefed Trump On Russian Report [VIDEO]

FBI Director James Comey informed President-elect Donald Trump about the existence of unverified allegations regarding Russian ties after an intelligence briefing at Trump Tower last Friday top U.S. officials said. Comey reportedly spoke with Trump one-on-one about the “dossier” of Russian documents that were detailed in a BuzzFeed News report published this week. A summary…

Justice Dept. Launching Probe Into FBI, DOJ Actions Ahead Of Election

The Department of Justice announced on Thursday that it will investigate allegations that the FBI and its chief, James Comey, did not follow proper procedures when Comey announced last July that the agency would not recommend charges for Hillary Clinton; and when Comey sent letters to members of Congress just days before the presidential election,…

Report: Russians Who Leaked Emails Identified

A classified intelligence report was deliver to President Obama on Thursday by top officials in wich identifies the intermediaries the Russians used to give hacked emails to WikiLeaks. Earlier this week, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said the emails his website published during the 2016 U.S. presidential election that were stolen from the Democratic National Committee…

Intel. Chiefs Presenting Hacking Case Against Russia – WATCH LIVE

Top U.S. intelligence officials are testifying in Congress right now on cyber threats and allegations that Russia used hacking to sway the U.S. election, as tensions continue to escalate between the intelligence community and President-elect Donald Trump. The hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee will feature Director of National Intelligence James Clapper; Admiral Michael…

Trump Wants to Revamp Spy Agency

President-elect Donald Trump is reportedly working with advisers on a plan to restructure the country’s top spy agency due to a belief that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has become politicized. This comes after Trump has publicly mocked U.S. intelligence agencies and their conclusion that Russian-backed hackers were involved in disrupting the…

Trump Promises A Revelation On Russian Hacking [VIDEO]

President-elect Donald Trump says he knows “things that other people don’t know” about Russia’s alleged hacking during the presidential election. Speaking to reporters outside his Mar-A-Lago estate while on his way to a New Year’s Eve party on Saturday night, Trump promised to disclose the information in a few days, saying “you will find out…

Putin: I Won’t Expel U.S. Diplomats

On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia will not expel 35 U.S. diplomats in response to new U.S. sanctions, as was recommended by Russia’s foreign ministry. Instead, Putin said he will wait and see what President-elect Donald Trump does when he takes office before deciding what steps to take. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov…

US Sanctions Russia Over Hacking, Expels 35 Officials

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of the Treasury responded to Russia’s alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election by announcing sanctions against six individuals and five entities — including two Russian intelligence services — thought to be involved in “malicious cyber-enabled activities.” The economic penalties followed President Obama’s issuance of an executive order expanding the…

Report: FBI Backs CIA On Russia

The FBI has backed the CIA’s conclusion that Russia intervened in the U.S. presidential election in order to help Donald Trump win, according to The Washington Post, citing U.S. officials. CIA Director John Brennan reportedly sent a memo to CIA employees telling them that “there is a strong consensus” among he, Comey and Director of…

Markets Jump After FBI Clears Clinton

U.S. stock futures climbed, the Mexican peso gained new life, and markets in Asia rallied overnight after news came that the FBI again concluded Hillary Clinton should not face criminal liability over her email use. FBI Director James Comey’s Oct. 28 announcement about new emails sent stocks plummeting and markets tumbling amid fears Donald Trump…

Report: Spy Told FBI That Russia Wants To Cultivate Trump

The former intelligence officer said FBI officials greeted his July memo with “shock and horror” but did not request additional information. The FBI then asked him for more memos in August, he added, prompting him to submit dossiers on members of Trump’s inner circle with ties to Russia. “It’s quite clear there was or is…

Report: FBI Investigating Donald Trump Camp [VIDEO]

According to a report from NBC News, the FBI has begun to conduct a preliminary investigation into the foreign business connections of former Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. Manafort was previously linked to a series of multimillion-dollar business propositions between Russian and Ukrainian oligarchs and was kicked off the Trump campaign shortly after a…

Former Attorney General Eric Holder Rips FBI Director James Comey

Former attorney general Eric Holder in a new op-ed criticizes FBI Director James Comey for sending a letter last week to lawmakers about the bureau’s decision to review new emails “pertinent” to the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private server. Holder wrote in The Washington Post that he is “deeply concerned” with Comey’s decision to send…

Poll: Clinton Leads Trump Unharmed By FBI News

Following FBI Director James Comey’s bombshell news Friday about new emails that could pertain to the investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private server, the presidential race hasn’t been dramatically changed, according to a new poll. The weekend Politico/Morning Consult poll suggests Clinton still maintains a 3 percentage-point lead over Republican presidential nominee…

Clinton Demands More Info on Emails [VIDEO]

Hillary Clinton urged FBI Director James Comey to release more details about the nature of the investigation as soon as possible, amid the revelation Friday that the FBI was reopening its probe into her use of a private email account. “The American people deserve to get the full and complete facts. The director himself has…

Colbert Mocks Hillary’s Anthony Weiner Email FBI Bombshell [VIDEO]

Stephen Colbert made a special report from his “pretend office.” “Turns out the FBI has announced that it’s going to investigate a newly-discovered batch of emails related to Hillary Clinton’s private server,” the host said, “which, ironically at this point has become the world’s most public server.” The craziest part of this story so far…

Ahmad Khan Rahami Sought in NYC Area Bombings

The FBI announced it is searching for Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, of New Jersey in connection with a bombing in Manhattan on Saturday night. The FBI reportedly executed a search warrant in Elizabeth, New Jersey, where Rahami was believed to be living. Rahami was born in Afghanistan in 1988 and is a U.S. citizen. “Should…

FBI Releases Clinton Email Investigation Notes

The FBI released documents Friday from its early July interview with Hillary Clinton on her use of a private email server. One section of the documents revealed that “when asked about the email chain containing ‘(C)’ portion markings that the State determined to currently contain confidential information, Clinton stated she did not know what the…

FBI Says Hackers Breached U.S. Election Systems

The FBI is sending out a warning that two local state election boards were breached by foreign hackers. This comes amid increasing concerns and a call by Donald Trump for the Russians to hack Hillary Clinton’s emails. Several news outlets are reporting that the hacking occurred in Arizona and Illinois. In a bulletin the FBI…

State Department To Release 14,900 Newly Discovered Clinton Emails

The FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state found 14,900 work-related emails and documents that her lawyers had not previously disclosed, State Department lawyers told a federal judge on Monday. Clinton’s lawyers turned over about 30,000 emails in 2014. The State Department and Judicial Watch, a conservative…