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A Potluck Party Email Turned Into 'ReplyAll Gate'

'STOP THE MADNESS!!!!'

(Newser) - "STOP THE MADNESS!!!!," "dear lord," and "I want to die" were just a few of the responses to what was meant to be a routine email Friday about a seasonal potluck party in a Utah state office, per the Miami Herald . What caused the holiday... More »

Email Bomb Threats Were a Hoax—and a 'Terrible Strategy'

Extortion warnings sent around the US, Canada demanded $20K in bitcoin

(Newser) - Chaos ensued across the US, Canada, and New Zealand Thursday after schools, businesses, government buildings, media outlets, and other venues were hit with a wave of email threats that warned of bombs going off at each target if $20,000 in bitcoin wasn't paid up, USA Today reports. Police... More »

Ivanka Trump: 'No Equivalency' Between Her Emails, Clinton's

First daughter also speaks on Mueller probe, migrant caravan

(Newser) - "There's no equivalency." That's Ivanka Trump's official take on her email hubbub versus that of Hillary Clinton , per an interview Tuesday with ABC News . "All of my emails are stored and preserved. There were no deletions. There is no attempt to hide," and... More »

Ivanka Trump Sent Emails About Government From Private Account

Democrats might launch investigation

(Newser) - Ivanka Trump might not have been paying attention at the numerous rallies where her father denounced Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server for government use. Officials have confirmed that the president's daughter used a personal email account to send hundreds of emails relating to government business... More »

Comey's Gmails? 156 Have Been Released

He discussed sensitive FBI matters, says the Post

(Newser) - Was it hypocrisy? While probing Hillary Clinton's emails, former FBI chief James Comey conducted business on his private Gmail account—including seven messages the Justice Dept. deemed too sensitive for public release, the New York Post reports. A Freedom of Information request obtained 156 of his emails, but 363... More »

Roger Stone on Newly Revealed Emails: 'This Is Called Politics'

'NYT' publishes correspondence between Stone, Steve Bannon

(Newser) - Newly released emails from the 2016 presidential campaign appear to show political operative Roger Stone presenting himself as a WikiLeaks insider to Steve Bannon, who was at the heart of then-candidate Donald Trump's run for president. The emails, published Thursday by the New York Times , touch on a central... More »

Ignore That Cookie Monster Cat Email From State Dept.

US Embassy in Australia blames 'training error' for odd email blast

(Newser) - The US hasn't had an ambassador to Australia in place for two years, the longest stretch since WWII—which may explain why things are getting low-key chaotic Down Under at the American embassy. The BBC reports that an apology has been issued after a "training error" resulted in... More »

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 »

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