After viewing this week the Nunes memo, that the GOP insists should be released, Christopher Wray told the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence that it was full of complete inaccuracies. Worried that he may be blamed for the release and being part of a conspiracy that GOP senators were attempting to discredit the FBI, he quicky jot down, not unlike James Comey, a memo about the conversation.
According to my source, he immediately emailed the notes of the conversation to someone in the General Counsel office to be recorded, as it involved a legal decision to be considered by the FBI and the DOJ.
That is believed to have been perhaps Dana Boente, who is the new General Counsel of the FBI and also, the Attorney General for 11 days, and acting deputy attorney general for a few months — and rumored to have been the US Attorney who was involved in the authorization of some of the warrants in the first place.
That means that despite whatever Trump is trying to do, the DOJ and FBI is keeping everyone in the loop who was involved in the original investigation into Trump and Russians.
Even with Boente only starting Monday, he has been acting in the position since December, acting as the De Facto legal expert for the FBI.
This is also curious because James A. Baker, the guy who he replaced, is one of the top experts in FISA law. In fact, he is the guy who went before all the committees to constantly defend FISA, and is the guy who created almost every single rule on FISA, and was once referred to as Mr. FISA. On top of this, it is rumored that James Baker is in fact, the person behind the Mother Jones story that broke the story on the Dossier.
Even if the Dana Boente email isn’t true, the fact it’s Boente who is going to be the key person in the legal decisions about the FBI and the Trump-Russia investigation is beyond interesting.
Romney Speaks Out For Stronger Gun Background Checks in Utah Race
Mitt Romney used his first big speech as a Utah Senate candidate to call for action to prevent another deadly mass shooting like the one at a Florida high school that killed 17 people.
The former GOP presidential candidate said it’s “wrong and unacceptable for children in our schools to fear for their lives” and that shootings will keep happening unless action is taken to prevent them.
Romney made the remarks at a speech Friday night before core members of Utah’s Republican Party at a party fundraising dinner in Provo.
Romney says he would support an effort in Congress to strengthen the FBI database of prohibited gun buyers but said states will have to come up with solutions like enhanced school security and special teams that intervene with children who may be having emotional issues.
McMaster: Incontrovertible Evidence Russia Helped Trump
The national security adviser to President Trump said Saturday that the new FBI indictments show indisputably that Russians meddled in U.S. elections.
During the Munich Security Conference in Germany, H.R. McMaster said “with the FBI indictment, the evidence is now incontrovertible” that Moscow meddled in the 2016 campaign.
He also scoffed at any move to work with Russia on cybersecurity, saying “we would love to have a cyber dialogue when Russia is sincere about curtailing its sophisticated form of espionage.”
McMaster’s remarks follow the indictment of 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies by a federal grand jury for allegedly interfering in the 2016 presidential elections. The case brought by Robert Mueller, special counsel for the Justice Department, details a sophisticated plot to wage “information warfare” against the U.S.
On Friday, the DOJ announced charges against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for allegedly meddling in the 2016 election. The charges included conspiracy to defraud the United States. Three defendants were also charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, and five defendants with aggravated identity theft.
The indictments come as part of Mueller’s larger investigation looking into possible ties between President Donald Trump’s campaign associates and Russia. Trump has repeatedly denied any collusion.
$26 Million of Inauguration Money Paid to Company That Didn’t Exist
$26 million to an event planning firm that didn’t exist only weeks before the inaguration according to reporting by the New York Times.
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, also serves as a senior advisor to the first lady, although she is not paid for her White House work. The inaugural committee reported paying $26 million to WIS Media Partners, a limited liability company that Wolkoff set up in late 2016 specifically to collect this money.
The problem is also there is no sign the company actually did any work, or submitted bills — but that was just paid the money.
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