FBI conducted predawn raid of former Trump campaign chairman Manafort’s home – The Washington Post

FBI agents raided the Alexandria home of President Trump’s former campaign chairman late last month, using a search warrant to seize documents and other materials, according to people familiar with the special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Federal agents appeared at Paul Manafort’s home without advance warning in the predawn hours […]

Comey Releases Prepared Remarks: “I Hope You Can See Your Way To Letting This Go… I Need Loyalty” | Zero Hedge

Ahead of tomorrow’s much-anticipated testimony, former FBI Director James Comey has released his prepared remarks. Key highlights include: First Contact: I first met then-President-Elect Trump on Friday, January 6 in a conference room at Trump Tower in New York. I was there with other Intelligence Community (IC) leaders to brief him and his new national […]

After Trump fired Comey, White House staff scrambled to explain why – The Washington Post

President Trump informed FBI Director James Comey he had been dismissed on May 9, stemming from a conclusion by Justice Department officials that he had mishandled the probe of Hillary Clinton’s emails. (Bastien Inzaurralde/The Washington Post) White House press secretary Sean Spicer wrapped up his brief interview with Fox Business from the White House grounds late […]

Sessions orders Justice Dept. to end forensic science commission, suspend review policy – The Washington Post

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will end a Justice Department partnership with independent scientists to raise forensic science standards and has suspended an expanded review of FBI testimony across several techniques that have come under question, saying a new strategy will be set by an in-house team of law enforcement advisers. In a statement Monday, Sessions […]

This Is Almost Certainly James Comey’s Twitter Account

Digital security and its discontents—from Hillary Clinton’s emails to ransomware to Tor hacks—is in many ways one of the chief concerns of the contemporary FBI. So it makes sense that the bureau’s director, James Comey, would dip his toe into the digital torrent with a Twitter account. It also makes sense, given Comey’s high profile, […]