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Michael Cohen court hearing: Judge considers Special Master to review seized evidence, Sean Hannity revealed as Cohen client

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 16, 2018 at 12:30pm 4/16/2018 at 12:30pm
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The federal court in the Southern District of New York is continuing today the hearing on the objections of Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen regarding records seized from his law office and home. For the background and court pleadings, please see the prior post, 

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Trump court filing in Michael Cohen case: Objects to DOJ/FBI “taint team” deciding what is attorney-client privileged

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 9:40pm 4/15/2018 at 9:40pm
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On Monday, April 16, 2018, the court in the Southern District of New York will continue its hearing on the motion by Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen for return of records seized from his law office and home. In the alternative, Cohen seeks severe restrictions on the government’s ability to...

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DOJ Report: McCabe Leaked Information to Media, Lied to Comey

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 13, 2018 at 3:14pm 4/13/2018 at 3:14pm

The DOJ Inspector General dropped its report (pdf.)(full embed at bottom of post) on former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and it’s a doozy. It turns out that McCabe authorized a leak to the Wall Street Journal in an attempt to boost himself, but lied to investigators and former FBI Director...

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Trump attorney Michael Cohen goes to Court to get back seized records

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 13, 2018 at 3:00pm 4/13/2018 at 3:00pm
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Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen has filed in federal court in the Southern District of New York for a Temporary Restraining Order regarding the records and evidence seized by the government when it executed a search warrant on Cohen’s offices and homes on April 9, 2018.

According to news reports, a hearing...

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The pretense is over that the Mueller investigation is still about Russian campaign collusion

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 9:15pm 4/11/2018 at 9:15pm
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There isn’t much of a pretense anymore that the Mueller investigation is about alleged Russian campaign collusion.

Maybe it started out about collusion, but it veered off course within a couple of months, when Mueller decided that Paul Manafort needed to be investigated for conduct many years ago having nothing to do...

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FBI Raid: Mueller outsources the legal torment of Michael Cohen

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 9, 2018 at 9:00pm 4/9/2018 at 9:00pm

The FBI raid on the home and office of Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen reportedly took place after a referral from Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

The search warrant apparently was obtained by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York.

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Trump orders end of “catch and release” policy for illegals

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 6:00pm 4/7/2018 at 6:00pm

As a “caravan of migrants” makes its way to our Southern border, President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions are working in tandem to tighten border security. The migrants are marching toward our sou...

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Jeff Sessions: Senior federal prosecutor already investigating DOJ/FBI abuse, no Special Counsel needed yet

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 8:30pm 3/29/2018 at 8:30pm

The breaking news last night was that the DOJ Office of Inspector General announced it was launching an investigation of possible Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court abuse.

The presumption, though not literally in the OIG announcement, was that it concerned the FISA warrant to surveil Carter Page based on the...

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DOJ Inspector General to investigate possible Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court abuse

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 9:30pm 3/28/2018 at 9:30pm
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The surveillance of Carter Page, based in part on the Steele Memo, has been the subject of a House Intelligence Committee memo authored by the Republican majority, and a Democrat counter-memo.

The heart of the dispute is the failure to inform the FISA court that the Steele memo, which is almost entirely...

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Trump Admin Slaps Sanctions on Nine Iranians, Company for Hacking Into Universities

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 23, 2018 at 11:00am 3/23/2018 at 11:00am
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The Trump administration has slapped sanctions on an Iranian company and nine Iranians for hacking into American universities. A tenth person received sanctions after he hacked accounts belonging to HBO employees to steal data and unaired episodes of shows like Game of Thrones.

Officials said these individuals do not work for the...

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Former FBI Deputy Director McCabe Fired Right Before Retirement

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 16, 2018 at 10:09pm 3/16/2018 at 10:09pm
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions has fired outgoing FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who was set to retire in about 24 hours. From The Washington Post:

Sessions announced the decision in a statement just before 10 p.m., noting that both the Justice Department Inspector General and the FBI office that handles discipline had...

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2020 Presidential Hopeful Kamala Harris Supports Oakland Mayor’s ICE Raids Warning

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 7:00pm 3/10/2018 at 7:00pm
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It’s clear that Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) wants to be president.  What’s not clear is in what country she wants to president.

She wants to be president of a country with no borders, with a Supreme Court that bases its decisions on “feelings” rather than law, with

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Report: DOJ IG to Accuse McCabe of Misleading Investigators, Approving Media Leaks

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 2, 2018 at 1:00pm 3/2/2018 at 1:00pm
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The Washington Post reports that the Department of Justice inspector general has started to prepare a report on former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe that accuses him of misleading inspectors and approving media leaks.

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Report: DOJ Official Bruce Ohr Didn’t Document Wife’s Fusion GPS Payments on Ethics Forms

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 3:00pm 2/15/2018 at 3:00pm
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The Daily Caller has revealed that recently demoted Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr did not say on ethics forms that she received payments from Fusion GPS, the company that published the dossier on then-candidate Donald Trump.

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Grassley Document Appears to Support Claims the FBI Used Dossier to Receive Surveillance Warrant

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 1:00pm 2/7/2018 at 1:00pm
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On Monday, I blogged about how Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) asked the FBI to declassify the criminal referral he and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) sent to...

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Steele’s Second Dossier Included Info From Clinton Associates in Obama’s State Department

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 5, 2018 at 1:00pm 2/5/2018 at 1:00pm
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It looks like former British spy Christopher Steele authored a second dossier against then-GOP candidate Donald Trump. This one included information from failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton associates within former President Barack Obama’s State Department.

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IRS finally admits it targeted Israel-related groups, apologizes

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 2, 2018 at 5:00pm 2/2/2018 at 5:00pm
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Readers are familiar with the IRS targeting of Tea Party and conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.

But there has been another targeting story percolating through the court system that has received little attention, until now.

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