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Justice Department Will Investigate Alleged FBI Abuse

Republicans would prefer a special counsel

(Newser) - The Justice Department's internal watchdog is going to investigate reports of alleged FBI misconduct in the Russia investigation—but it's not a move that goes far enough for Republicans, who accuse the department of abusing its powers because of anti-Trump bias. Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz... More »

Nunes Admits Fine Print Shows DOJ Didn't Conceal Info

But panel chair says 'footnote' wasn't enough when it came to surveillance of Carter Page

(Newser) - There was a lot going on in the House Intelligence Committee memo declassified Friday by President Trump, but a key allegation was that the FBI didn't divulge the partisan leanings of dossier author Christopher Steele during the application process for surveillance on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. The... More »

Feinstein Disses GOP, Releases Transcript of Dossier Interview

It suggests that someone in the Trump campaign was talking to the FBI

(Newser) - Dianne Feinstein just pulled an end-around on her GOP colleagues and released the full transcript of the testimony from the co-founder of the company behind the controversial dossier on then-candidate Donald Trump. It may take a while for media outlets to sift through, but the Washington Post reports on an... More »

Republicans Push for Criminal Charges in Russia Probe

Charges would be against someone trying to expose Russian election interference

(Newser) - Two Republican leaders are recommending the Justice Department investigate Christoper Steele—the former British spy who authored the infamous dossier alleging collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign—for possibly lying to the FBI, the Washington Post reports. According to the New York Times , it's the first known criminal... More »

Reports: Clinton Campaign, DNC Funded Russia Dossier

Law firm picked up where GOP opponent left off

(Newser) - Funding for research included in the explosive dossier on President Trump's Russia connections came from none other than the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, per reports in the Washington Post and the New York Times . A l etter filed in court Tuesday details how research firm... More »

New 'Spy' Allegations Surface Out of Russia-Trump Dossier

BBC says a Russian diplomat in DC was a spy who helped with the hacking

(Newser) - A flurry of new stories are out about the investigation of possible ties between Russia and President Trump, and specifically about the controversial dossier compiled by a former British intelligence officer at the heart of the matter. One name in particular is gaining prominence, that of Mikhail Kalugin, a Russian... More »

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