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The Late, Not-So-Great Mueller Investigation

Had Hillary Clinton just won the 2016 election, there would have been neither a Mueller investigation nor much talk of Russian collusion. No Trump Victory, No Collusion InvestigationA losing Donald Trump would have slunk off to left-wing and Never-Trump ridicule and condemnation — and no investigation about collusion.A defeated Trump would have posed no threat to the 16-year Obama-Clinton progressive project. President Clinton would have been content to let her unverified but lurid dossier rumor...
Tags: News, Obamacare, Obama, Loretta Lynch, Washington, Senate, China, Russia, Cnn, Fbi, Prague, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Susan Rice, Ben Rhodes, Samantha Power


Trump news live: President slates Brexit negotiations as his former adviser Roger Stone appears in court

Donald Trump continued his attack on the Robert Mueller investigation last night ahead of his former adviser Roger Stone’s latest court hearing in Washington. The president was particularly stirred by the release of transcripts of House Judiciary Committee interviews with FBI lawyer Lisa Page over whether the bureau had an “insurance policy” against Mr Trump’s election, the existence of which agent Peter Strzok appeared to suggest in a series of anti-Trump text messages exchanged with Ms Page d...
Tags: News, Washington, Russia, Fbi, House, Fox News, Donald Trump, Brexit, Trump, Roger Stone, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Lisa Page, Peter Strzok


Strzok: ‘There Was No Conspiracy’ At FBI To Stop Trump From Winning Election

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former FBI agent who helped lead the investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia says “there was no conspiracy” at the agency to prevent Donald Trump from becoming president. Peter Strzok made the comments during a closed-door interview with House lawmakers last year. The top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Doug Collins, released an interview transcript Thursday as part of a GOP effort to paint the early days of the Russia probe as tainte...
Tags: News, Washington, Russia, Ap, Fbi, Gop, House, Donald Trump, Trump, House Judiciary Committee, Doug Collins, Robert Mueller, Russia Probe, Lisa Page, Peter Strzok, Summer Concepcion


Fact-checking Trump's tweets on Lisa Page testimony

As President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman sat in a federal courthouse Wednesday morning awaiting news of his prison sentence on conspiracy charges, Trump tweeted to rehash recently released testimony from one of his frequent targets: former FBI lawyer Lisa Page.
Tags: Cnn, Fbi, Donald Trump, Trump, Lisa Page


"Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page admitted... that 'the FBI was ordered by the Obama DOJ not to consider charging Hillary Clinton for gross negligence in the handling of classified information'..."

"... [Texas Republican Rep. John Ratcliffe] alleged in a social media post late Tuesday, citing a newly unearthed transcript of Page's closed-door testimony..... 'So let me if I can, I know I’m testing your memory,' Ratcliffe began as he questioned Page under oath, according to a transcript excerpt he posted on Twitter. 'But when you say advice you got from the Department, you’re making it sound like it was the Department that told you: You’re not going to charge gross negligence because we’re t...
Tags: Texas, Law, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, Fox News, Donald Trump, Trump, Department, House Judiciary Committee, Obama Justice Department, Ratcliffe, Ann Althouse, Hillary's in trouble, Trump rhetoric, Obama DOJ, Trump troubles


Lisa Page explains why she and Strzok talked 'insurance policy' about Trump

When former FBI lawyer Lisa Page and former FBI agent Peter Strzok discussed a so-called "insurance policy" involving then-candidate Donald Trump and the Russia investigation in 2016, they were discussing how quickly to proceed with the probe, Page told lawmakers last year.
Tags: Russia, Cnn, Fbi, Donald Trump, Page, Trump, Lisa Page, Peter Strzok, Strzok


CNN: Transcripts Show FBI Debated ‘Range’ Of ‘Extremes’ Before Launching Trump Probe

After President Trump abruptly fired former FBI Director James Comey, several top FBI officials met to discuss whether Trump was behaving in what appeared to be “at the behest” of Russia before it launched its investigation, CNN reported Monday. According to transcripts of interviews between two FBI officials and House investigators obtained by CNN, the officials debated a “range” of “extremes” before the probe into whether Trump was working for Russia commenced. The group of officials discus...
Tags: News, Russia, Cnn, Fbi, House, New York Times, James Comey, Trump, Comey, James Baker, Lisa Page, Nicole Lafond


Trump Lashes Out At Comey After NYT Report On FBI Probe Of Russia Ties

President Donald Trump added new heat to his attacks on former FBI Director James Comey after a New York Times Friday night report on an investigation the FBI opened in the days following his firing of Comey. Citing unnamed former law enforcement officials and others familiar with the investigation, the NYT reported that Trump’s firing of Comey triggered an FBI inquiry into whether the President had been secretly working for Russia against U.S. interests. The NYT reports that despite suspicion...
Tags: News, Russia, America, Fbi, New York Times, Donald Trump, Hillary, Justice Department, Clinton, James Comey, Trump, Donald J Trump, Comey, Obama Bush, Crooked Hillary Clinton, Bob Mueller


"In the Russian Federation and in President Putin himself, you have an individual whose aim is to disrupt the Western alliance and whose aim is to make Western democracy more fractious..."

"... in order to weaken our ability, America’s ability and the West’s ability to spread our democratic ideals.... That’s the goal, to make us less of a moral authority to spread democratic values... With respect to Western ideals and who it is and what it is we stand for as Americans, Russia poses the most dangerous threat to that way of life."Said Lisa Page, in private testimony to a joint House Judiciary and Oversight Committee, quoted in "F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly ...
Tags: Law, Putin, Russia, America, Journalism, Fbi, Nyt, Times, Russian Federation, Nate Silver, Ann Althouse, Trump troubles, Lisa Page, House Judiciary and Oversight Committee, Said Lisa Page


Former independent counsel Ken Starr on Rudy Giuliani indicating Robert Mueller's investigation should be investigated

President Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani accused Mueller's office of destroying evidence by allowing text messages from Peter Strzok and Lisa Page to be erased.
Tags: News, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Ken Starr, Lisa Page, Peter Strzok


Rudy Giuliani says the time has come for special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation to be investigated

President Trump's defense lawyer Rudy Giuliani says Mueller should be probed to see if he helped destroy evidence after thousands of text messages between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page went missing; reaction from Francey Hakes, former federal prosecutor.
Tags: News, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Lisa Page, Peter Strzok, Francey Hakes


Trump Claims ‘Hoax’ Is Now ‘Under Protest’ Over Strzok, Page Deleted Texts

Biggest outrage yet in the long, winding and highly conflicted Mueller Witch Hunt is the fact that 19,000 demanded Text messages between Peter Strzok and his FBI lover, Lisa Page, were purposely & illegally deleted. Would have explained whole Hoax, which is now under protest! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 18, 2018 [Author: Nicole Lafond]
Tags: News, Fbi, Trump, Donald J Trump, Livewire, Lisa Page, Nicole Lafond, Peter Strzok, Mueller Witch Hunt


Trump spreads fake right wing claim about missing text messages between FBI agents

Donald Trump has falsely claimed texts between former FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page were "wiped clean and gone" – despite a new report revealing the messages were not initially included in a Justice Department probe due to a technical error. “Such a big story that will never be covered by the Fake News,” he continued. The FBI’s automated collection tool failed to collect five months of text messages between the agents due to a technology failure, according to a report released by the ...
Tags: News, Fbi, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Lisa Page, Peter Strzok


DOJ IG: No Evidence FBI Tried To Destroy Strzok And Page’s Text Messages

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department’s watchdog found no evidence the FBI intentionally destroyed text messages of two former FBI officials involved in the Hillary Clinton email investigation. Instead, the inspector general faulted an FBI-wide software failure that has resulted in large portions of FBI text messages not being archived. Thursday’s report examines a gap in messages from December 2016 through May 2017 from the phones of former FBI agent Peter Strzok and ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Pag...
Tags: News, Washington, Russia, Ap, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Robert Mueller, Lisa Page, Peter Strzok, Summer Concepcion, Strzok


Coats: DOJ Complying With Trump Order, But Must Review Declassification First

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declassified a trove of documents related to the early days of the FBI’s Russia investigation, including a portion of a secret surveillance warrant application and former FBI Director James Comey’s text messages. Trump made the extraordinary move Monday in response to calls from his allies in Congress who say they believe the Russia investigation was tainted by anti-Trump bias within the ranks of the FBI and Justice Department. It also came as Trump co...
Tags: New York, News, Maryland, Congress, California, Washington, White House, Russia, America, Ap, Fbi, Gop, House, Associated Press, Fisa, Louisiana


WH: Trump Orders DOJ To Release Top Ex-Investigators’ Texts On Russia Probe

In an unprecedented move, President Trump has ordered the Justice Department and FBI to publicly release a handful of former top government officials’ unredacted texts about the Russia investigation. The affected officials include former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, former senior FBI official Peter Strzok, former FBI attorney Lisa Page, and former Justice Department lawyer Bruce Ohr, according to a Monday statement from the White House. Trump has attacked all o...
Tags: News, White House, Russia, Fbi, Justice Department, James Comey, Trump, Allegra Kirkland, WH, OHR, White House Trump, Carter Page, Andrew McCabe, Lisa Page, Peter Strzok, Bruce Ohr


Page: No evidence of collusion before Mueller appointment

A transcript of former FBI lawyer Lisa Page's House deposition reveals she testified that investigators had no answers on collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia before the appointment of special counsel Mueller.
Tags: News, Russia, Fbi, House, Trump, Mueller, Lisa Page


Lisa Page: Collusion unproven at time of Mueller appointment

According to a transcript reviewed by Fox News, Lisa Page testified that evidence of collusion had not been found at the time of the Mueller appointment; former federal prosecutor Steven Mulroy reacts.
Tags: News, Mueller, Steven Mulroy, Lisa Page, Fox News Lisa Page


Nunes reacts to Strzok-Page 'media leak strategy' texts

Texts show former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page talking about media leaks; Rep. Devin Nunes reacts on 'Sunday Morning Futures.'
Tags: News, Fbi, Devin Nunes, Nunes, Lisa Page, Peter Strzok


Do Democrats Trust Midterm Polling?

Do Democrats Trust Midterm Polling? U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- If midterm election polls increasingly show that Democrats are poised to regain control of the House, then why are liberals in panic mode? What do they know that we don't — or that they don't want us to?The highly touted opinion poll analyst, FiveThirtyEight, released an election update video reporting that Democrats have an 82 percent chance of winning a majority of the House in November. The narrator breathlessly reveals that this ...
Tags: Guns, Obama, Washington Post, America, Democrats, House, John Mccain, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Trump, Democratic Party, Michael Cohen, Katy Tur, Jonathan Alter, Gun Rights News, David Limbaugh


New Strzok texts indicate more gov't leaks amid Russia probe

Ex-FBI official Peter Strzok texted Lisa Page in December 2016 that he was worried about others 'leaking like mad'; Catherine Herridge reports on the latest revelations.
Tags: News, Russia, Fbi, Catherine Herridge, Lisa Page, Peter Strzok


House Republican alleges misconduct of former FBI officials without evidence

One of President Donald Trump's closest allies in Congress is alleging misconduct by former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, an unproven and disputed assertion that the President amplified Tuesday morning, the 17th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.
Tags: News, Congress, Fbi, Stories, Donald Trump, House Republican, Lisa Page, Peter Strzok


House Republican, without evidence, suggests new texts show misconduct of former FBI officials

One of President Donald Trump's closest allies in Congress is alleging misconduct by former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, an unproven and disputed assertion that the President amplified Tuesday morning, the 17th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.
Tags: Congress, Cnn, Fbi, House, Donald Trump, Lisa Page, Peter Strzok


In Spies Battle, Trump Holds the High Ground

In Spies Battle, Trump Holds the High Ground U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- In backing John Brennan's right to keep his top-secret security clearance, despite his having charged the president with treason, the U.S. intel community has chosen to fight on indefensible terrain.Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper seemed to recognize that Sunday when he conceded that ex-CIA Director Brennan had the subtlety of “a freight train” and his rhetoric had become “an issue in and of itself.”Af...
Tags: Guns, Congress, Senate, White House, Russia, America, Fbi, House, James Clapper, Cia, Donald Trump, John Brennan, Helsinki, James Comey, Trump, Democratic Party


Donald Trump revokes security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan

Donald Trump has revoked the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan - one of his most vocal critics on national security issues. Announcing the decision Sarah Sanders, the press secretary, accused the former intelligence chief of  "erratic conduct and behaviour", adding he had "leveraged" his security status to make "unfounded, outrageous" allegations about the administration. "Mr Brennan has a history that calls into question his objectivity and credibility," she added. The form...
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, Obama, Congress, Senate, White House, Virginia, Russia, US, Ap, Fbi, House, Susan Rice, Finland, James Clapper, Nancy Pelosi


Trump Strips John Brennan Of Security Clearance

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that President Donald Trump is revoking the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, who served during the Obama administration and has been a vocal critic of Trump. Sanders accused Brennan of “erratic conduct and behavior,” including using his “access to highly sensitive information” to make “outrageous allegations” and “wild outbursts” about the administration. Brennan is outspoken in his disagreement with the Presiden...
Tags: News, Obama, White House, Cnn, Fbi, Susan Rice, James Clapper, Cia, Donald Trump, John Brennan, Sally Yates, James Comey, Trump, Sanders, Trump Sanders, Brennan


This FBI plot is no Agatha Christie-style cozy mystery

It was Agatha Christie who once observed, “Where large sums of money are concerned, it is advisable to trust nobody.” The late, great mystery writer would have raised an eyebrow at the haul taken in by a particular GoFundMe account this week. In one day, the online fundraising effort for the benefit of newly fired former FBI official Peter Strzok collected more than $300,000. Something similar happened when the former No. 2 official of the bureau, Andrew McCabe, was fired amid charges that he “l...
Tags: Congress, California, Opinion, Russia, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, DMV, Fox News, Donald Trump, Agatha Christie, Justice Department, Clinton, Trump, Legislature


People are falling for a tweet from a fake Twitter account named after the FBI agent who was fired over anti-Trump text messages

A tweet from a self-described parody account "paying tribute" to Peter Strzok, the former FBI agent who was removed from the Russia investigation, went viral after Strzok was fired from the law-enforcement agency. The tweet has since received over 57,000 likes and was retweeted over 20,000 times as of Monday evening. Strzok was fired on Friday, following a long investigation into his conduct that stemmed in part from text messages he sent disparaging Donald Trump during the 2016 election. A ...
Tags: Russia, America, Trends, Fbi, Donald Trump, Trump, United States of America, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Lisa Page, Peter Strzok, Strzok, Aitan Goelman, FBI s Office of Professional Responsibility Strzok


FBI Agent Peter Strzok Fired

Tierney Sneed contributed reporting. The FBI has fired agent Peter Strzok, the Washington Post first reported Monday. FBI Deputy Director David L. Bowdich ordered Strzok’s firing on Friday, the paper said. In a statement, Strzok’s lawyer Aitan Goelman said the firing was a “deeply troubling” departure from established precedent, and that “the decision to terminate was taken in response to political pressure, and to punish Special Agent Strzok for political speech protected by the First Amendment...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington Post, Fbi, Trump, Bureau, Wray, Tierney Sneed, Congressional, Pete, Robert Mueller, Matt Shuham, Lisa Page, Peter Strzok, Strzok, Aitan Goelman


‘Beautiful’ and ‘Lovely’: Trump Tweets Reflect Fixation on Women’s Appearances

The president’s comments on Lisa Page and Nellie Ohr made clear his disdain for the two women, who have connections to the Russia inquiry.
Tags: News, Russia, Page, Trump, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Women and Girls, Beauty (Concept, Lisa Page, Fusion GPS, Lisa (1979-, Nellie Ohr