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Weinstein Accuser's Emails: 'Hate Feeling Like a Booty Call'

Movie producer's lawyers hope emails derail her case by proving a consensual relationship

(Newser) - Before telling authorities Harvey Weinstein had raped her, his accuser sent emails after the alleged attack welcoming plans to get together, seeking advice, and telling him no one "understands me quite like you," per court papers his lawyers filed Friday. The woman, who hasn't been publicly IDed,... More »

Rumored New Gmail Features: Self-Destruction and 'Snoozing'

Plus, a 'Confidential Mode' would keep users from forwarding, copying, or printing sensitive emails

(Newser) - The Washington Post reported Thursday on rumors about Google's Gmail revamp, and TechCrunch and the Verge got their hands on supposed screenshots of the updated design and new features. Among the more intriguing-sounding innovations: a "Confidential Mode" that keeps email protected by not allowing the recipient to forward... More »

New Name in Spotlight in Mueller Investigation

White House communications director Hope Hicks is under scrutiny

(Newser) - A new name may play an unexpectedly big role in the Robert Mueller investigation: Hope Hicks. The 29-year-old director of White House communications is coming under scrutiny for comments she allegedly made in regard to Donald Trump Jr.'s controversial meeting with Russians during the campaign, reports the New ... More »

Days After Leaving FBI, More on Probe Into McCabe

Sources say DOJ is looking into possible Andrew McCabe stall on emails tied to Clinton

(Newser) - FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe left the FBI earlier this week, but it looks like he'll still be on the DOJ's radar for a while. Sources tell the Washington Post the agency's former No. 2 has been the subject of a months-long probe by DOJ Inspector General... More »

New Head of Miss America Board: Gretchen Carlson

She'll be first former pageant winner to serve as group's leader

(Newser) - New developments in the Miss America scandal that forced out the organization's CEO and other executives after "unacceptable" emails were revealed about past winners. One of the most vocal critics of the pageant's leadership after the revelations was Gretchen Carlson, a past Miss America winner and former... More »

Mueller Has Thousands of Trump's Transition Emails

GSA turned over records, prompting transition team to complain they were obtained illegally

(Newser) - Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian contacts with President Trump's campaign has accessed thousands of his transition team's emails, according to several sources. But the investigators did not directly request the records from Trump's still-existing transition group, Trump for America, and instead obtained them from the General... More »

Kushner Used Private Email for Government Matters: Report

His lawyer claims it was 'fewer than 100 emails'

(Newser) - Jared Kushner has used a private email account to message other members of the Trump administration regarding official matters, reports Politico , citing four people "familiar with the correspondence" and approximately two dozen emails it's seen and verified. The messages from Kushner's private email were in regards to... More »

Ex-Assistant Gets Revenge on Sexist Boss

He accidentally sent misogynistic email to her instead of just male colleagues

(Newser) - When Rosette Laursen, former assistant to Hollywood talent manager Michael Einfeld, emailed him to ask about not coming into work for Day Without a Woman , he replied with what he thought was an email to just her male colleagues. Instead, the email went to the entire team, Laursen included, and... More »

Bank CEOs Fooled by Notorious Email Prankster

No sensitive information was shared

(Newser) - Falling for a phishing scam is bad. Falling for a phishing scam when you're the CEO of a major bank, well, that's worse—and the unfortunate reality for Goldman Sachs' Lloyd Blankfein and Citigroup's Michael Corbat. The unsuspecting chief executives, along with Citigroup consumer-banking chief Stephen Bird,... More »

Comey May Have Messed Up His Testimony on Huma Abedin

ProPublica: FBI chief overstated things on her forwarding of Clinton emails

(Newser) - FBI chief James Comey went before Congress last week and made the remarkable assertion that Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin regularly forwarded Clinton emails, some of them classified, to husband Anthony Weiner so he could print them out. "Hundreds and thousands," he testified. Not so much, reports ProPublica... More »

'Romantic' Emails Between Missing Teacher, Girl Found

Family says teen once hid from teacher Tad Cummins

(Newser) - Elizabeth Thomas, the 15-year-old girl believed to have been abducted by teacher Tad Cummins two weeks ago, once hid from Cummins when he turned up at her workplace, her family says. One of the Thomas family's lawyers tells News 2 that, according to Elizabeth's father, she hid in... More »

Photo of Clinton Reading Ironic Headline Goes Viral

She was spotted reading about Vice President Pence's personal email

(Newser) - So long, "Hillary Clinton stares at BlackBerry." Hello, "Hillary Clinton stares at ironic newspaper headline." Reuters reports there's a new image of the former presidential candidate going viral after Clinton was photographed Friday on a plane looking at a copy of USA Today. The headline:... More »

Finally Country Takes Stand on Checking Work Emails at Home

France's 'right to disconnect' law goes into effect Sunday

(Newser) - In what may be the best French innovation since kissing and/or toast, the country has given its workers the right not to check work emails while at home. The Independent reports the new "right to disconnect" law takes effect Sunday for companies with more than 50 employees. The law... More »

Lawyer 'Appalled' by Warrant FBI Used in Clinton Email Case

Judge unseals warrant used to seize and search Anthony Weiner's laptop

(Newser) - A judge has unsealed the warrant the FBI used to search Anthony Weiner's laptop in connection with the Hillary Clinton email case—and the lawyer who requested its unsealing says he's "appalled" by what it says, USA Today reports. The warrant states that the FBI had "... More »

Pence Goes to Court to Protect Emails

Some legal experts are calling attempt to shield email a 'dangerous precedent'

(Newser) - In November 2014, when President Obama announced his plan to remedy American's "broken immigration system"—including deferring deportation for illegal immigrants who had been in the US for a certain amount of time or who had children born in this country—not everyone was happy about it.... More »

Trump Isn't Buying FBI's Email Conclusion

Clinton 'is guilty. She knows it,' he says

(Newser) - Donald Trump is accusing the FBI of impropriety after its director lifted a cloud hanging over Trump rival Hillary Clinton. FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers Sunday that the bureau had found no evidence to warrant criminal charges against Clinton in a trove of newly discovered emails. Trump insisted at... More »

Obama on FBI's Email Letter: 'We Don't Operate on Leaks'

'We don't operate on incomplete information'

(Newser) - For someone who says he's not going to criticize FBI director James Comey's handling of the most recent email brouhaha, President Obama appeared to do exactly that on Wednesday, despite not mentioning Comey by name. "We don't operate on incomplete information," the New York Times... More »

Emails Reveal Clinton Camp Plotted Against Head of Party

Campaign also discussed need to 'dump all those emails'

(Newser) - Democratic Party head Debbie Wasserman Schultz stepped down just before the convention in July. But emails released by WikiLeaks Tuesday reveal the Clinton campaign was plotting how to get rid of her months earlier, the AP reports. A memo from a campaign aide and included in campaign chair John Podesta'... More »

As Trump Blasts Clinton, His Own Email Mess Emerges

Deep dive in 'Newsweek' reveals Trump, his companies purged documents in 'defiance of court orders'

(Newser) - The commotion related to Hillary Clinton's emails has gone into overdrive just days before the election, and now Kurt Eichenwald is throwing some more email deletions into the mix for Newsweek —this time linked to Donald Trump. The article details Trump's own records purges, which included "... More »

FBI Has Search Warrant for New Clinton-Related Emails

WikiLeaks announces new phase of election coverage

(Newser) - Election Day is just over a week away and there appears to be little chance that Hillary Clinton's latest email mess will be resolved before then: Law enforcement sources tell the Washington Post that the FBI has now obtained a search warrant for a laptop used by Anthony Weiner,... More »

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