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FBI sees spike in gun sale background checks amid coronavirus pandemic

The FBI reported a 41% surge in background checks by individuals attempting to purchase firearms in the United States last month, according to newly released data from the agency, a significant increase over the same period last year.
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Gun background checks smash records amid coronavirus fears

Background checks required to buy firearms have spiked to record numbers in the past month, fueled by a run on guns from Americans panicked about their safety during the coronavirus crisis.According to figures from the FBI, there were 3.7 million background checks done in March — the most for a single month since the system began in 1998. It eclipsed the previous record, set in December 2015, when 3.3 million checks were conducted.Background checks are the key barometer of gun sales, but the FBI...
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TV Ratings: ‘FBI’ Finale Scores Season High as CBS Wins Tuesday

“FBI” rounded off its sophomore outing with even bigger numbers than usual in the absence of “This Is Us,” as CBS comfortably won the Tuesday night ratings race. The Missy Peregrym and Zeeko Zaki-led series scored a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49 and 10.8 million viewers with its series finale, which represents a season high […]
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HBO Sports documentary 'The Scheme' debuts to starved sports audience

HBO's documentary "The Scheme" examines agent Christian Dawkins' role at the center of the FBI investigation into the NCAA basketball scandal.         [Author: Austin American-Statesman]
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'The Scheme' proves FBI hoops crackdown fell flat

HBO's documentary chronicles the federal investigation into college basketball corruption and how much influence it had on the sport – very little.
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NYC Man Accused Of Hoarding Medical Supplies To Price-Gouge Doctors

Baruch Feldheim, 43, allegedly hoarded enough supplies to outfit an entire hospital and coughed on FBI agents.
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Stabbing of Asian-American 2-Year-Old and Her Family Was a Virus-Fueled Hate Crime: Feds

The vicious stabbing of an Asian-American family, including a 2-year-old girl, at a Sam’s Club in Texas earlier this month has been deemed a hate crime by the feds, as authorities continue to raise alarm bells about a potential surge in racially motivated crimes amid the coronavirus outbreak.Jose L. Gomez, 19, confessed to authorities that he attempted to murder three Asian-American family members, including the toddler and a 6-year-old, on March 14 at the Midland, Texas store, according to the ...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, California, White House, China, New York City, US, Fbi, United States, Houston, Donald Trump, Abc News, Sam, The Daily Beast, Wuhan


Lindsey Graham Calls on IG Horowitz to Testify in Further FISA Hearings after Scathing New Report

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) plans to call DOJ inspector general Michael Horowitz to testify before congress regarding his office’s audit of the FBI’s FISA application process, which was released Tuesday and revealed potentially systematic abuses of the transparency measures required of the Bureau when agents interact with the FISA court.“I have just been briefed on Inspector General Horowitz’s audit of FISA applications involving American citizens. This random a...
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DOJ watchdog finds widespread problems with FISA warrant process

A new report from the Justice Department inspector general found widespread problems in the way the FBI accounted for evidence used to back up allegations in the court applications for foreign intelligence surveillance warrants.
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Justice Department watchdog finds widespread problems with FISA warrant process

A new report from the Justice Department inspector general found widespread problems in the way the FBI accounted for evidence used to back up allegations in the court applications for foreign intelligence surveillance warrants.
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Justice Department audit finds widespread flaws in FBI surveillance applications

The finding by Inspector General Michael Horowitz came after an earlier inquiry found numerous errors in court submissions seeking surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser.
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IG Horowitz Found ‘Apparent Errors or Inadequately Supported Facts’ in Every Single FBI FISA Application He Reviewed

The Justice Department inspector general said it does “not have confidence” in the FBI’s FISA application process following an audit that found the Bureau was not sufficiently transparent with the court in 29 applications from 2014 to 2019, all of which included “apparent errors or inadequately supported facts.”Inspector General Michael Horowitz released a report in December which found that the FBI included “at least 17 significant errors or omissions in the Carter Page FISA applications and ma...
Tags: News, Fbi, Justice Department, OIG, James Comey, Trump, Bureau, HOROWITZ, Senate Homeland Security, Governmental Affairs Committee, Michael Horowitz, FISA Court, FISC, NSD, Paul Abbate, Andy McCabe McCabe


Joe Biden Is Smart to Get the Hell Out of the Way

For weeks now, I’ve been worried about Joe Biden. Yes, the deadly coronavirus presents serious political problems for Donald Trump (despite his current glowing approval ratings, this crisis undermines the one thing he had going for him: a good economy), but consider how quickly the pandemic killed the Joe-mentum. It wasn’t that long ago that Joe, not COVID-19, was the talk of the town—and rightly so. After a campaign season when Biden barely managed to tread water, and when we nearly wrote him o...
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Communicating Amid Coronavirus: FBI Warns Video Meeting Users Of ‘Zoom-Bombing’

SACRAMENTO (CBS) — Just when you thought it was safe to video conference without interruption, law enforcement is warning people of “Zoom-bombing.” While more people are using video conferencing platforms like Zoom and Facetime, reports are increasing of hackers trying to disrupt those meetings. The FBI said Monday that two Massachusetts schools have been the victims of “Zoom-bombing” this month, reports CBSBoston.com. “The FBI has received multiple reports of conferences being disrupted by porn...
Tags: News, Massachusetts, Sacramento, Tech, Fbi, Cbs, Facetime, Cnet, Zoom, Ian Sherr, Sherr, Coronavirus, FBI Boston, CBS Los Angeles Zoom


Man planned to bomb hospital during pandemic to publicize white supremacist views

Timothy Wilson, 36, died March 24 when the FBI sought to arrest him after a six-month investigation.
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Border Patrol Stopped a Chinese Biologist Carrying Viable SARS, MERS Viruses at Detroit Airport in 2018

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at Detroit Metro Airport stopped a Chinese scientist carrying vials believed to contain the MERS and SARS viruses in November 2018 — just over a year before the first reported Wuhan coronavirus case, according to an FBI tactical intelligence report obtained by Yahoo News.“Inspection of the writing on the vials and the stated recipient led inspection personnel to believe the materials contained within the vials may be viable Middle East Respiratory Syndro...
Tags: News, Senate, China, US, Fbi, Beijing, United States, Harvard University, Chinese communist party, Wuhan, U S Customs, Border Protection, Yahoo News, Detroit Metro Airport, John Brown, Detroit Airport


'The Scheme' makes college basketball look bad, and the FBI look worse

If you're missing the NCAA tournament, HBO's "The Scheme" will make you less wistful -- or at least, provide a reminder of big-money college basketball's grimy underbelly, exploring a corruption scandal that makes the NCAA look bad.
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Suspected SARS virus and flu samples found in luggage: FBI report describes China's 'biosecurity risk'

An FBI report about China’s involvement with scientific research in the U.S. has raised alarms. While the report refers broadly to foreign researchers, all three cases cited involve Chinese nationals.
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FBI report describes China’s ‘biosecurity risk’

In late November 2018, just over a year before the first coronavirus case was identified in Wuhan, China, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at Detroit Metro Airport stopped a Chinese biologist with three vials labeled “Antibodies” in his luggage.
Tags: News, China, Fbi, Border Protection, Detroit Metro Airport, Wuhan China U S Customs


A delightful cover of "I Saw A Tiger," the insane country anthem from "Tiger King"

First of all: if you haven't watched Netflix's Tiger King documentary series yet, then what the hell are you waiting for? It's got everything: tiger, ligers, lions, and bears; gay polygamists who are also straight; murder cover-ups galore; lots and lots of meth; fucking tigers; straight polygamists who are really just harem cult leaders who also own tigers; mullets; tigers; country pop songs about tigers and the Deep State; more meth mouth; more tigers; more polyamory; more conspiracies; FBI ...
Tags: Post, Country Music, News, Fbi, Netflix, Tigers, Springsteen, Sam Adams, Barham, BJ Barham, Singer/songwriter, Joe Exotic, Deep State, Country Singer, Tiger King, American Aquarium


DOJ Begins Investigating Lawmaker Stock Transactions After Richard Burr Scandal

The Department of Justice has begun investigating stock transactions lawmakers had made after a series of closed-door briefings on the imminent COVID-19 outbreak, which dealt a major blow to the stock market before the meetings. News of the probe, per CNN, came less than two weeks after a ProPublica investigation revealed that Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, had dumped $1.6 million in stocks after regularly receiving the briefings. The stock market took a...
Tags: News, Senate, Cnn, Fbi, Gop, Stocks, Department Of Justice, North Carolina, Doj, Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen Richard Burr R NC, Burr, Richard Burr, Senate Ethics Committee, Alice Fisher, Cristina Cabrera


The Justice Department is reportedly investigating actions by US lawmakers who dumped stocks before the market plunged over coronavirus fears

The FBI has reportedly reached out to Republican Sen. Richard Burr as part of the investigation, which is in its early stages.
Tags: News, US, Fbi, Justice Department, Sen Richard Burr


Coronavirus stimulus check scams are out to swindle you out of $1,200: What you need to know

FBI, states warn Americans that phone calls, texts or emails asking for personal or financial information to get $1,200 federal payment are not legit.         [Author: Detroit Free Press]
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QAnon Mom Charged With Kidnapping Her Kids

A QAnon conspiracy theorist, fascinated with the crackpot legal theories of the anti-government “sovereign citizen” movement, allegedly kidnapped her two daughters last week. It is just the latest example of the growing and increasingly dangerous overlap between right-wing conspiracy theories and real-life violent crime.QAnon believers have been charged in the past with two murders, a terrorist incident near the Hoover Dam, and an incidence of church vandalism, all of which appear to have been m...
Tags: Facebook, News, Youtube, Montana, Kentucky, Fbi, United States, Trump, Democratic Party, Stratton, Blanchard, Southern Poverty Law Center, Logan County, Hoover Dam, John F Kennedy Jr, Cynthia Abcug


Man Charged With Making Death Threats to Nancy Pelosi in Coronavirus Rant

A Texas man, ranting on social media about the congressional response to the coronavirus outbreak, has been charged with making death threats to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats, federal prosecutors announced Thursday.Gavin Weslee Blake Perry, 27, of Wichita Falls, Texas, wrote on his personal Facebook page Monday that Pelosi was part of a satanic cult and that she and other Democrats should be killed, authorities said.The posts were still online as of Thursday night.Prosecutors said tha...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Texas, News, Congress, Senate, China, Fbi, United States, House, New York Times, Connecticut, Dallas, Nancy Pelosi, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump


Alleged Hospital Bombing Plotter Who Died During Arrest Attempt Was Target Of FBI Sting

A Missouri man who allegedly believed he was picking up an IED to bomb a hospital died when the FBI attempted to arrest him, the bureau said Wednesday. Timothy Wilson, 36, had been the subject of a months-long terrorism investigation “which revealed him to be a potentially violent extremist, motivated by racial, religious, and anti government animus,” the FBI said in a statement. He was allegedly planning a bombing and had considered several targets, according to the statement. Though the FBI...
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California Man Accused Of Hawking Fake Coronavirus Cure Arrested

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The FBI has arrested a Southern California man who officials said falsely claimed to have developed a cure for the coronavirus and solicited investments in a company he said would market the medication, federal prosecutors said. Keith Lawrence Middlebrook told his 2.4 million Instagram followers that his company would return hundreds of millions of dollars in profit, the U.S Department of Justice said in a statement Wednesday. Middlebrook claimed he had developed pills that wo...
Tags: News, Instagram, California, California News, Los Angeles, Ap, Fbi, Johnson, Scam, Southern California, U S Department of Justice, Middlebrook, Earvin Magic Johnson, Nick Hanna, Coronavirus, Keith Lawrence Middlebrook


FBI: State Closures Could Delay Brady Transfer Date Firearms Transfers

The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) used to transfer firearms in many states is run by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The system itself isn’t exactly instant, especially in times of high volume – like Black Friday and now the COVID-19 pandemic. NICS uses three categories to determine the outcome of a […] Read More … The post FBI: State Closures Could Delay Brady Transfer Date Firearms Transfers appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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Where Things Stand: A Sign Of The Times

The fact that a Senate, that just months ago held a contentious impeachment trial, was able to pass any sort of spending bill — let alone a $2 trillion one — by unanimous consent is jaw-dropping enough. But coupled with the fact that four sitting senators were unable to vote on the legislation because they either have the virus at the center of a global pandemic, or are quarantining due to fear of exposure — and this all feels shockingly dystopian. Republican Sens. Rand Paul (KY) — who has th...
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Coronavirus: Man planning to bomb Missouri hospital killed, FBI says

The suspect wanted to bomb a facility treating coronavirus cases to cause severe harm, the FBI says.
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