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DOJ Watchdog Wraps Up 'Damning' Comey Report

But Justice Department prosecutors have declined to prosecute

(Newser) - Looks like a Justice Dept report about James Comey won't be too flattering but won't lead to criminal prosecution, either. The DOJ's top watchdog is finishing a report that will probably conclude the former FBI director leaked classified data and kept information from his agents, insiders tell... More »

First, Comey Took on Rosenstein. Now, a New Target

Comey accuses AG Bill Barr of 'sliming' the DOJ

(Newser) - James Comey has been embroiled in a very public feud with ex-Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Now the former FBI director is adding the current AG into the mix. Business Insider reports that Barr appeared on Fox & Friends Friday morning and repeated his assertion that there may have been... More »

Rosenstein Slams Comey, Comey Responds With 5 Words

'I wish him the best,' ex-FBI director says after former deputy AG calls him 'partisan pundit'

(Newser) - President Trump has had a lot to say about his ex-FBI director and ex-deputy attorney general , but one thing he can't say is that the two former DOJ higher-ups are friends. The latest round between James Comey and Rod Rosenstein took place Monday in Baltimore, where the latter was... More »

Lindsey Graham Answers James Comey With a Warning

'See you soon,' senator tweets, suggesting he wants to question former FBI chief

(Newser) - When the summary of the Mueller report came out Sunday, former FBI chief James Comey had a three-word response. "So many questions," he tweeted . Then GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham had a response to Comey that was nearly as short. "Could not agree more," he wrote . "... More »

McCabe: Yes, We Talked About Removing Trump From Office

Former acting FBI chief says Justice Department considered using 25th Amendment

(Newser) - Andrew McCabe is having his say. McCabe has been out of the headlines for a while, but he became acting director of the FBI after President Trump fired James Comey—only to be fired himself under heavy criticism from the president. While acting FBI chief, McCabe ramped up the investigations... More »

Comey Sparred With Republicans Over Flynn Interview

They suggested he was biased against Trump officials

(Newser) - House Republicans grilled James Comey over the FBI's January 2017 interview of Michael Flynn in a closed-door session Monday, according to transcripts released Tuesday. Comey defended the interview to GOP lawmakers from the House Oversight and Judiciary committees who suggested that the FBI treated Trump administration officials differently than... More »

Year's Most Notable Quote Comes From Rudy Giuliani

Yale ranks his 'the truth isn't the truth' line as No. 1 for 2018

(Newser) - Yale Law School is out with its annual list of the year's 10 most notable quotes, and it is not President Trump but one of his attorneys, Rudy Giuliani, that has the No. 1 spot. "The truth isn't the truth." Giuliani uttered it to NBC's... More »

House Committee: Here's What Comey Told Us

A transcript of his closed-door interview is released

(Newser) - The FBI's counterintelligence investigation into potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia initially focused on four Americans and whether they were connected to Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, former FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers during hours of closed-door questioning, per the AP . Comey... More »

Comey: 'Happy Thanksgiving. Got a Subpoena'

Loretta Lynch is in the same boat

(Newser) - Reports that House Republicans probing alleged bias against President Trump at the FBI and Justice Department were preparing to subpoena former FBI Director James Comey and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch proved to be true. "Happy Thanksgiving. Got a subpoena from House Republicans," Comey tweeted Thursday, noting he'... More »

NYT: Trump Wanted DoJ to Prosecute Comey, Clinton

Sources say McGahn persuaded him not to

(Newser) - President Trump wanted to order the Justice Department to prosecute Hillary Clinton and James Comey but was persuaded not to, according to a bombshell report in the New York Times, which cites "two people familiar with the conversation." The sources say then-White House counsel Donald McGahn told Trump... 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 »

Comey: Week Deadline Is 'Idiotic,' but FBI Can Do It

'It's not as hard as Republicans hope it will be'

(Newser) - If lawmakers really want to know the truth behind the Brett Kavanaugh allegations, giving the FBI only a week to conduct an investigation is "idiotic," James Comey writes in a New York Times op-ed—but he has faith in the agency's abilities. "If truth were the... More »

Trump Wants to Yank Clearance for Comey, Other Intel Critics

It would be an unprecedented move

(Newser) - President Donald Trump is considering revoking the security clearances of six former Obama-era officials who have been critical of his administration, the AP reports. Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday the president is "exploring the mechanisms" to strip clearance from former CIA Director John Brennan as well as five... More »

The AP Uncovers Secret Trump Memo on Comey

The note was sent to special counsel Robert Mueller

(Newser) - Lawyers for President Donald Trump unleashed a blistering attack on former FBI Director James Comey in a confidential memo last year to the special counsel, casting him as "Machiavellian," dishonest, and "unbounded by law and regulation" as they sought to undermine the credibility of a law enforcement... More »

FBI Agent Axed Over Trump Texts Says He'd Testify

Donald Trump was not thrilled with Peter Strzok's announcement

(Newser) - The FBI agent who was nixed from the Mueller probe team over texts that disparaged President Trump says he's willing to testify about his side of the story. Per the AP , a lawyer for Peter Strzok told House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte in a letter Sunday that his... More »

Trump: Americans Should 'Sit Up in Attention' for Me

He later said he was being sarcastic about remark made during impromptu Fox interview

(Newser) - President Trump had a busy morning Friday on Twitter , taking credit for bringing the World Cup to the US, boasting about the jobs numbers, and diving into the Justice Department's IG report , railing on FBI agent Peter Strzok and former FBI Director James Comey . It was another tweet, however,... More »

Clinton Has 3-Word Response to Inspector General's Report

'But my emails'

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton managed to deliver a humorous—and biting—response to a startling revelation in the Justice Department watchdog's report on James Comey's handling of her email controversy in 2016. "But my emails," she tweeted in response to the finding that Comey had used a personal... More »

FBI Agent: 'We'll Stop' Trump's Election

The inspector general found the agent was willing to intervene in election

(Newser) - An FBI investigator who worked on probes into Hillary Clinton's emails and into Russian interference in the 2016 election told an FBI lawyer "we'll stop" Donald Trump from becoming president. Per the AP , the new inflammatory texts between Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page are... More »

Watchdog: Comey Handled Clinton Email Mess Poorly

But the report says the former FBI chief wasn't motivated by political bias

(Newser) - A much-anticipated report by the Justice Department's inspector general says James Comey mishandled the Hillary Clinton email controversy in the waning days of the 2016 election, reports Bloomberg . However, the report by Michael Horowitz may disappoint supporters of President Trump by concluding that the former FBI chief wasn't... More »

Mueller's Questions for Trump Leaked

Special counsel has dozens of things to ask president

(Newser) - President Trump is not happy about a story involving three of his least favorite things: the Robert Mueller investigation, leakers, and the New York Times . Trump denounced the "Russian Witch Hunt" early Tuesday after the Times reported on a leaked list of around four dozen questions that Mueller wants... More »

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