Category: FBI

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FBI’s Former Top Lawyer: ‘There Was No Attempted Coup’

FBI’s Former Top Lawyer: ‘There Was No Attempted Coup’

James Baker, formerly the top lawyer at the FBI, said politics did not figure in the Bureau’s decision to investigate possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. The probe started before the Bureau received the dossier of Michael Steele, former British intelligence agent, Baker said in a live video interview on Friday....

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Echoing Bob Woodward, Republicans Seek an Investigation of Their Own

Echoing Bob Woodward, Republicans Seek an Investigation of Their Own

As House Democrats ramp up their investigations of President Trump in the wake of the revelations of the Mueller Report, congressional Republicans are seeking do to the same, with a boost from an unexpected source, legendary investigative reporter Bob Woodward. Their targets: FBI agent Peter Strzok, former FBI attorney Lisa Page and former British intelligence...

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How the FBI Profiles: From Bookstores to ‘Black Identity Extremists’

How the FBI Profiles: From Bookstores to ‘Black Identity Extremists’

Last month Professor Joshua Clark Daniels excavated a forgotten story from the files of the FBI: the Bureau’s surveillance of black-owned bookstores from 1968 to 1974.  Spying on bookstores might seem quaint in the the age of mass surveillance but there is a connection: how U.S. intelligence agencies see and understand their most vocal and...

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Not a Coup: Bipartisan Gang Of 8 Did Not Object to  FBI’s Trump Probe 

Not a Coup: Bipartisan Gang Of 8 Did Not Object to FBI’s Trump Probe 

The “Gang of Eight” is Washington shorthand for the congressional leaders who are privy to almost all secret intelligence information held by the U.S. government.   They are the majority and minority leaders in the Senate, the Speaker of the House and the House minority leader, and the ranking Democrats and Republicans on the House and...