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Appeals Court orders judge to grant DOJ request to drop Flynn case

A U.S. appeals court Wednesday told a Democratic judge who is refusing to drop the case against former National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn to back off. “ORDERED that Flynn’s petition for a writ of mandamus be granted in part; the District Court is directed to grant the government’s Rule 48(a) motion to dismiss; and the District Court’s order appointing an amicus is hereby

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Lindsey Graham gains subpoena power to call Obama officials tied to Russia probe

Looks like Congress may start getting to the bottom of what may have been one of the worse abuses of power in history. According to the Washington Examiner: The Senate Judiciary Committee voted along party lines on Thursday to give Chairman Lindsey Graham the authority to issue subpoenas against dozens of Obama and Trump administration officials tied to the Russia investigation. Democrats hotly objected to

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Barr: FBI was “spring-loaded” to investigate Trump campaign

Attorney General William Barr said the FBI intentionally targeted the Trump campaign without much evidence of wrongdoing and continued probing it even after evidence failed to materialize. Barr spoke during an interview with Fox News’ Brett Baier: I think before the election, I think we were concerned about the motive force behind the very aggressive investigation that was launched into the Trump campaign without —

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Barr: Durham Not Expected to Investigate Obama or Biden

That’s not, I would argue, an luxury that a Democratic attorney general would afford a former Republican president in the same circumstances. Attorney General William Barr said Monday during a news conference that he does not expect U.S. Attorney John Durham, who is investigating the Obama administration’s Russia probe, to target Barack Obama or Joe Biden. But he didn’t rule out that Obama and Biden

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Nunes: Criminal Referrals for Mueller Team on the Way

House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes said Thursday criminal referrals will be made with respect to members of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s team, who probed allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia  “We’re looking at doing criminal referrals on the Mueller team, the Mueller dossier team, the Mueller witch hunt, whatever you want to call it. That’s where we are now

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DNI Grenell Threatens to Release Russia Hearing Probe Transcripts if Schiff Will Not

According to Fox News: Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell has told House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff that transcripts from the panel’s Russia probe are cleared for public release, as House Republicans demand access to the materials. Grenell penned a letter — obtained by Fox News — this week to Schiff, D-Calif., notifying him that transcripts of all 53 interviews — which add up to more than 6,000 pages in

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What is Schiff Hiding? Republicans Demand Release of Witness Interviews

Rep. Adam Schiff, who headed up the House Russia investigation and the Trump impeachment inquiry, did much of his work in secret. Apparently, he intended to keep it that way. According to the Washington Examiner: House Republicans pressed House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff to stop blocking the release of 53 witness interviews from the committee’s investigation of Russian election interference.  Led by Rep. Jim Jordan of

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Schiff Stonewalling Release of Russia Probe Witness Transcripts

According to the Washington Examiner: The House Intelligence Committee voted unanimously in the fall of 2018 to release dozens of witness interview transcripts from its investigation into Russian interference, but the transcripts have not been made public.  The declassification process by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence was expected to take just a few weeks or months, but nearly two years later, some administration officials,

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Durham Investigation Could End with No Report and No Charges

According to the Washington Examiner: A top Republican said he doesn’t expect U.S. Attorney John Durham to come out with a report upon completing his review of the Russia investigation. Rep. Doug Collins, the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, told Fox News last week what he believes will come out of the secretive inquiry, often called the “investigation into the investigators.” “This is not going

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Nunes: Get Ready for More News About Bad Behavior by Mueller Prosecutors

No scandals during the Obama administration? There were plenty, and the Russia investigation can of worms is still being peeled open. According to the Washington Examiner: Rep. Devin Nunes predicted more fallout from then-special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. After the Justice Department recommended a steep prison sentence for Trump confidant Roger Stone, which was walked back on Tuesday, the California Republican said that “this

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Video || IG Admits Government Did “Illegal Surveillance,” aka Spying, on Carter Page

Lindsey Graham is doing an excellent job as Senate Judiciary Chair conducting a hearing on Inspector General Horowitz’s report on the Russia investigation. From an op-ed Carter Page wrote in the Wall Street Journal today, FBI Spying Ruined My Good Name”: My name is Carter Page, and I wish you were hearing it for the first time. If you were, I could introduce myself—a former

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Barr Review of Russia Probe Becomes a Criminal Investigation

Now we’re talking. From the Wall Street Journal: Attorney General William Barr’s expanding review of the Russia probe has evolved into a criminal investigation, according to a source familiar with the matter, giving a federal prosecutor who is leading the inquiry the ability to subpoena witnesses and use a grand jury. It could not immediately be determined what prompted the change nor what evidence of a

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