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‘The Comey Rule’ Trailer: Brendan Gleeson Plays the Clown Con Man Known As Donald Trump

The 2020 election is heating up, and Showtime has the perfect piece of programming to accompany all the madness. The Comey Rule is a two-part limited series adaptation and dramatization of events discussed in former FBI Director James Comey’s best-selling book A Higher Loyalty, specifically dealing with President Donald Trump (portrayed by Brendan Gleeson) and the 2016 election tampering investigation. One part focuses on an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s controversial private e-mail serv...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, Obama, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, United States, Jeff-Daniels, Showtime, House Of Cards, Miami, Donald Trump, Brendan-Gleeson, Sally Yates, True Story, Political


Meet the 10 richest documented Russian billionaires, who have a collective net worth of almost $180 billion

Putin with Vladimir Potanin, the richest man in Russia that we know of. Mikhail Klimentyev/TASS via Getty Images The 10 richest Russian billionaires in the world, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, have a collective net worth of almost $180 billion. They are investors, businessmen, and owners of popular football clubs. Some of these men also have close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is conspicuously absent from the list. Meet the 10 richest known Russian billiona...
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Assange Lawyer Claims Trump Offered ‘Win-Win’ Deal For A Pardon

LONDON (AP) — A lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has told a London court that her client was indirectly offered a “win-win” deal by President Donald Trump that would see him avoid extradition to the U.S. if he revealed the source of a leak of documents from the Democratic Party before the 2016 election. Assange, who didn’t reveal the source of the leak of the Democratic National Committee emails, is fighting efforts by the U.S. to extradite him to face an array of charges related to h...
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Biden promises Russia will 'pay a price' for election meddling while Trump rails against his own FBI director

FBI director Christopher Wray testifies during a hearing about 'worldwide threats to the homeland' in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, September 17, 2020. John McDonnell/Reuters Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Russia will "pay a price" for attempted election interference at a CNN town hall. On Thursday, FBI Director Christopher Wray testified to Congress that Russia is currently attempting to interfere in the 2020 presidential elec...
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James Comey will testify before Senate one month before election, because 2020 wasn't 2016 enough already

Former FBI Director James Comey is scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 30, which is just about one month before the presidential election. The GOP keeps trying to gin up the lie that Comey and the FBI under his direction conspired against Donald Trump in 2016. From the Associated Press: Comey, whom Trump fired in May 2017, will be a featured witness in Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham's investigation into the origins of the Justice Dep...
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‘The Day of Reckoning Is Upon Us’: Graham Announces Comey Will Testify on Russia Probe While Mueller Refused

Former FBI director James Comey has agreed to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 30 regarding “Crossfire Hurricane,” the counterintelligence investigation into whether President Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election, Senator Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) announced Wednesday. "The day of reckoning is upon us when it comes to Crossfire Hurricane," said Graham, the Republican chairman of the Senate panel, in an appearance on Fox News."I appreciate ...
Tags: News, Senate, Russia, Fbi, Fox News, Graham, Justice Department, James Comey, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Carter, Senate Judiciary Committee, Steele, Comey, Mueller, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court


Barr Mocks Concerns Over His Meddling In Trump-Tied Cases, Compares Prosecutors To Preschoolers

Attorney General Bill Barr scoffed at concerns over politically-appointed officials such as himself exerting influence in prosecutors’ operations on Wednesday night as he comes under fire for meddling in the Justice Department’s cases involving President Donald Trump’s associates. During his opening speech at an event honoring Constitution Day at Hillsdale College, Barr mocked career DOJ officials’ concern over politically-appointed officials such as himself exerting influence in prosecutors’...
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Justices release December calendar

The Supreme Court on Wednesday released the calendar for the December argument session, which will include the clash between the Department of Justice and the House Judiciary Committee over the committee’s efforts to obtain secret materials from the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Over six days between Nov. 30 and Dec. 9, the court will hear 10 hours of oral argument in 12 cases. The justices will hear Department of Justice v. House Committee on the Judiciary on Dec. 2; one week...
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Trump ‘compromised by the Russians’, says former member of Mueller’s team

Peter Strzok was removed from Russia investigation and fired by the FBI over text messages that were critical of TrumpDonald Trump is “compromised by the Russians”, a former member of Robert Mueller’s investigation insisted on Sunday, contending that the president is “incapable of placing the national interest ahead of his own”. Related: Trump attacks Robert Mueller's 'hit squad' in row over 'wiped' phones Continue reading...
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Former FBI agent says it's 'clear' that 'Donald Trump is compromised by the Russians'

Reuters Former FBI Agent Peter Strzok, who was removed from the Mueller investigation after sending negative texts against President Donald Trump, said "it's clear" that the president "is compromised by the Russians." "They hold leverage over him that makes him incapable of placing the national interest, the national security, ahead of his own," Strzok said Sunday. Strzok was at the center of the investigation into Donald Trump's ties to Russia and authored a newly released book called "C...
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Senate Republicans pressing for investigation on Mueller team phones being 'wiped'

Two top Senate Republicans are pressing Justice Department officials to investigate whether special counsel Robert Mueller's team violated federal record keeping laws during a probe by the Justice Department's watchdog into the FBI's Russia investigation.
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Top Senate Republicans pressing for investigation on Mueller team phones being 'wiped'

Two top Senate Republicans are pressing Justice Department officials to investigate whether special counsel Robert Mueller's team violated federal record keeping laws during a probe by the Justice Department's watchdog into the FBI's Russia investigation.
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Trump attacks Robert Mueller's 'hit squad' in row over 'wiped' phones

DoJ files claim investigators deleted information from phones Rage: Will Bob Woodward’s tapes bring down Donald Trump?Donald Trump called Robert Mueller’s investigators a “hit squad” on Saturday, joining rightwing outcry over Department of Justice documents that indicated members of the Russia investigation wiped information from at least 15 phones. Related: Trump ally who sought to change CDC Covid reports claims he was fighting 'deep state' Continue reading...
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A veteran DOJ prosecutor has resigned amid reported concerns that Attorney General Barr is trying to force the release of a politically charged report ahead of the election

Attorney General William Barr. Alex Wong/Getty Images A veteran prosecutor working on Attorney General William Barr's investigation into the origins of the Russia probe resigned from the Justice Department on Thursday, the Hartford Courant reported. The prosecutor, Nora Dannehy, reportedly resigned amid concerns that Barr was exerting inappropriate political pressure on investigators to release their findings before the November election, even though their work is not yet done. Dannehy's c...
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A veteran DOJ prosecutor has resigned amid reported concerns that AG Barr is trying to force the release of a politically charged report ahead of the election

U.S. Attorney General William Barr listens during a Department of Justice African American History Month Observance Program at the Department of Justice February 26, 2019 in Washington, DC Alex Wong/Getty Images A veteran prosecutor working on Attorney General William Barr's investigation into the origins of the Russia probe resigned from the Justice Department on Thursday, The Hartford Courant reported. The prosecutor, Nora Dannehy, reportedly resigned amid concerns that Barr was exerting...
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Federal Prosecutor Resigns from Durham Probe over Alleged Pressure to Wrap Up ahead of Election

Nora Dannehy, a top federal prosecutor working with U.S. Attorney John Durham on his investigation into the origins of the FBI's Russia probe, resigned from the Justice Department on Thursday, partially over concern that Attorney General William Barr is pressuring investigators to conclude their work prematurely for political purposes.Dannehy, a career prosecutor who has worked with Durham over decades and joined his team in spring of last year, submitted her resignation in an email Thursday...
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Photos show the moment President George W. Bush first learned of the 9/11 attacks

President George W. Bush confers with staff via telephone from his office aboard Air Force One during the flight from Sarasota to Barksdale Air Force Base. The U.S. National Archives After the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, heart-wrenching images surfaced and stirred the world. Photos released by the US National Archives in 2016 show exactly when President George W. Bush learned the US was under attack. See how Bush responded to what would be the defining moment of his presidency. ...
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Hackers linked to Russia and China are attacking the Biden and Trump campaigns ahead of the election, Microsoft says

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump. REUTERS/Leah Millis; REUTERS/Alan Freed; Insider Foreign hackers are targeting the campaigns of presidential candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden, according to a new report from Microsoft. Hackers associated with Russia's military intelligence unit "attacked more than 200 organizations including political campaigns, advocacy groups, parties and political consultants," the report said. This is the same unit that successf...
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Russian state hackers reportedly tried hacking into a Biden campaign firm

The front page of the SKDKnickerbocker website. SKDKnickerbocker Russian state-backed hackers tried, but failed, to breach a firm that works with the Joe Biden presidential campaign, according to a new Reuters report. Microsoft alerted the firm, SKDKnickerbocker, of the attempted breaches, according to the report. SKDK is a communications firm that works closely with Democratic political campaigns, including the Biden-Harris campaign. During the 2016 US presidential election, hackers backe...
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If Trump loses the election, he'll resign and have Mike Pence pardon him to prevent a federal prosecution, Michael Cohen's book claims

Michael Cohen is seen returning to his Manhattan home on May 21, 2020, after being granted a furlough from prison due to the coronavirus. David Dee Delgado/Getty Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's longtime former lawyer and fixer, believes that Trump wanted to install a loyalist to head up the Manhattan US attorney's office so he could arrange to be federally indicted and then pardon himself in the event that he loses the November election. "The reason behind that unprecedented and se...
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Michael Cohen says Trump once said after meeting evangelical Christians: 'Can you believe people believe that bulls---?'

President Donald Trump holds a Bible while visiting St. John's Church across from the White House after agents cleared the area with protesters on June 1, 2020. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images Michael Cohen, the former fixer and lawyer to President Donald Trump, is releasing a memoir on Tuesday called "Disloyal."  In the book, Cohen details how Trump reacted after meeting with evangelical Christians before winning the 2016 election. An excerpt was published by The Washington Po...
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Trump admires Putin because he is rich and runs Russia like it's his personal company, according to Michael Cohen's new book

Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump. Reuters President Donald Trump's admiration of Vladimir Putin is down to the Russian president's wealth and his running his country "like it was his personal company," according to excerpts of a new memoir. The president's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, made the claims in his memoir coming out Tuesday, which were published by CNN and The Washington Post. Cohen, who described himself as Trump's "fixer" and "designated thug," said in the excerpts th...
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Joe Biden suggests supporters of the 'mortifying' QAnon conspiracy theory should seek mental health treatment

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Mark Makela/Getty Images Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden described the QAnon conspiracy theory as "mortifying" and "dangerous," and suggested its followers should seek mental health treatment. "I've been a big supporter of mental health," Biden said at a Friday campaign event in Delaware, as first reported by Politico. "I'd recommend the people who believe it maybe should take advantage, while it still exists, of the Affordable Care Act....
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In First Interview Since FBI Firing, Strzok Frets About Trump-Russia Unknowns

In his first interview since being fired from the FBI, former counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok articulated his fears that a combination of political influence and limited investigatory scope has obscured details of President Donald Trump’s Russian ties that may never come to light.  “When the special counsel’s office was set up, I told both Director Mueller and the senior folks in his team that, while I understood that they weren’t mandated to conduct a counterintelligence investigat...
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READ: Notes from Mueller investigation witness interviews

The Justice Department, responding to a lawsuit by CNN and BuzzFeed, released what appears to be the last several hundred pages of notes from witness interviews during special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
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A federal appeals court gutted Congress' subpoena power in a massive ruling in Don McGahn's case

FILE PHOTO: White House Counsel Don McGahn listens during the confirmation hearing for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill in Washington Reuters A three-judge federal appeals court panel ruled on Monday that the House Judiciary Committee cannot sue to enforce its subpoena to former White House counsel Don McGahn.The panel's ruling is a massive blow to the legislative branch's subpoena power and said Congress must first pass a law authorizing such subpoenas before suing to h...
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In a monumental ruling, a federal appeals court denied Michael Flynn's motion to dismiss the DOJ's case against him

FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2017, file photo, former President Donald Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn leaves federal court in Washington. The Justice Department's dismissal of the Michael Flynn case has been swept up in a broader push by President Donald Trump and Republican allies to reframe the Russia investigation as a plot to sabotage his administration. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) Associated Press A federal US appeals court denied former national security adviser Michael ...
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Appeals Court Rejects Flynn Bid To Force Judge To End Criminal Case, No Questions Asked

Michael Flynn cannot force a federal judge to agree to drop criminal charges against the former national security adviser, a full panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit court ruled on Monday. The ruling means that U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan for the District of Columbia can proceed in examining why the Justice Department took the unprecedented step of dropping its criminal case against Flynn, after Flynn had pleaded guilty and then sought to withdraw his plea. In its o...
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The Justice Department secretly curtailed the investigation into Trump's links to Russia in 2017: NYT

President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan June 28, 2019. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters The Justice Department made an effort to curtail the 2017 investigation into Russian election interference, The New York Times reported Tuesday.Former Justice Department and FBI officials told The Times that former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein secretly narrowed the investigation by ordering special counsel Robert Mueller to conduct the ...
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