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Investigation into alleged surveillance abuse and targeting of the Trump campaign is in its final stages

Investigation into alleged surveillance abuse and targeting of the Trump campaign is in its final stagesInspector general Michael E. Horowitz outlined a multi-step review process with FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General William Barr; chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reports from Washington.



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Iran seizes ship with Filipino crew for alleged fuel smuggling in Gulf

Iran seizes ship with Filipino crew for alleged fuel smuggling in GulfIran’s coast guard has seized a foreign tugboat suspected of smuggling fuel in the Gulf and detained its 12 Filipino crew members, state television reported on Saturday. Iran, which has some of the world’s cheapest fuel due to heavy state subsidies, has been fighting rampant fuel smuggling overland to neighboring countries and by sea to Gulf Arab states. It has frequently seized boats it says are being used for smuggling fuel in the Gulf.



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House panel subpoenas DHS over alleged Trump pardon offers

House panel subpoenas DHS over alleged Trump pardon offersThe Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee on Wednesday subpoenaed the Department of Homeland Security for documents that could shed light on President Donald Trump’s alleged offer of pardons to officials implementing U.S. immigration policy. The committee, which is considering whether to recommend impeachment against Trump, cited press reports that the president offered pardons to officials should they face legal action for following his instructions to close a section of the U.S.-Mexico border, aggressively seize private property and disregard environmental rules in erecting a border fence. “The dangling of pardons by the president to encourage government officials to violate federal law would constitute another reported example of the president’s disregard for the rule of law,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrod Nadler said in a statement.



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Pakistan grants India access to alleged spy on death row

Pakistan grants India access to alleged spy on death rowPakistan granted consular access to an alleged Indian spy on death row Monday, sparking claims from New Delhi that the prisoner was under “extreme pressure” and unable to speak freely during the meeting. The consular visit comes weeks after the International Court of Justice in July ordered Islamabad to provide the prisoner and alleged spy — Kulbhushan Jadhav — with consular access but rejected India’s demand he be freed. “While we await a comprehensive report, it was clear that Shri Jadhav appeared to be under extreme pressure to parrot a false narrative to bolster Pakistan’s untenable claims,” said India’s foreign ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar in a statement.



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Rep. Omar dismisses questions about alleged affair, campaign funds as 'stupid'

Rep. Omar dismisses questions about alleged affair, campaign funds as 'stupid'Rep. Ilhan Omar under fire from Federal Election Commission; Gillian Turner has the details.



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El Salvador busts alleged migrant smuggling network, nabs 25

El Salvador busts alleged migrant smuggling network, nabs 25At least 25 people were arrested across El Salvador on Thursday, including businesspeople, lawyers and a former police officer, as part of an operation to break up an alleged migrant smuggling network. Authorities said they conducted raids in a number of municipalities and seized 23 vehicles and 14 properties with a collective value of about $ 1 million. The director of the attorney general’s office anticorruption unit said 32 arrest warrants were issued.



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Graham: CNN just hired alleged architect of criminal conspiracy against Trump campaign

Graham: CNN just hired alleged architect of criminal conspiracy against Trump campaignSouth Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham reacts to CNN hiring fired FBI official Andrew McCabe on 'Hannity.'



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Flight Logs Reportedly Link Prince Andrew to Alleged Jeffrey Epstein Victim Virginia Roberts

Flight Logs Reportedly Link Prince Andrew to Alleged Jeffrey Epstein Victim Virginia RobertsDuncan McGlynnFlight logs for Jeffrey Epstein’s private jet reportedly suggest that Prince Andrew was in the same part of the world as Virginia Roberts Giuffre on at least three occasions.Giuffre alleges she was “given” to Andrew by Epstein three times.The flight logs for Epstein’s luxury black Gulfstream jet are private, but the Daily Mail has obtained entries for March and April 2001, which show that Giuffre was flown around the world by Epstein, while Andrew was touring the globe himself, touching down in similar locations.Cross-referencing the flight details with official announcements made by the royal family and press reports from the time reveals a number of coincidences. Giuffre, then known by her maiden name Virginia Roberts, arrived at London Luton airport on March 9 along with Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell. Hours later, a photograph of Andrew with his arm around Giuffre’s waist was taken in Maxwell’s flat.A month later, on April 9, the duke began an official visit to the U.S. in his capacity as chairman of the trustees of the Outward Bound Trust.The Court Circular, the official record of royal movements, recorded his presence in New York that day.The Mail says that the very same day, Giuffre also flew to New York. She and Epstein left his Palm Beach home to arrive in New York via Atlantic City. Giuffre has previously claimed that it was around Easter time in 2001 that her second encounter with Andrew took place. Easter fell the following Sunday, on April 15.Giuffre has previously said of this alleged encounter: “A beautiful girl called Johanna Sjoberg, who worked for Jeffrey, was sitting on Andrew’s knee. Ghislaine guided me over to Andrew and I think he recognized me though I don’t know if he remembered my name. We kissed each other on the cheek and Ghislaine placed me on his other knee.”Roberts claims she was subsequently told to take Andrew for a massage, which she understood to mean she should have sex with him, which she claims she did.The Mail says the palace was specifically asked if he met Giuffre at this time, but they declined to answer.Giuffre has also said she was forced to have sex with Andrew at Epstein’s home in the Caribbean. The flight logs show that Giuffre and Epstein left New York on April 11 for the U.S. Virgin Islands.On Easter Sunday, April 15, Andrew was “in the Bahamas,” The Telegraph, reported—quoting a royal courtier who said he was on holiday with his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson, and their daughters.The Bahamas is a two-hour flight from Epstein’s island near St. Thomas. There are no records suggesting that he visited the island. The palace declined to comment.Giuffre previously claimed Andrew was there for one night.She said she flew to the island with Epstein and Maxwell and that “seven Russian girls who didn’t speak a word of English” arrived with a modelling agent. The girls were told to pose topless in provocative positions for photographs, “then we were told to assemble in a big cabana… When I walked in, Andrew and Jeffrey were seated in chairs. Jeffrey directed us with hand gestures to start undressing and then we were instructed to start kissing and touching each other.“Jeffrey and the prince were laughing and then I stripped and I performed a sex act on Andrew. There was a dinner the next day and then Andrew was gone.”The flight logs will heap new pressure on Andrew to explain his relationship with Epstein.On Sunday, the publication of images of Andrew answering the door and waving off guests from Epstein’s New York home in December 2010 prompted the duke to issue a public statement, saying: “The Duke of York has been appalled by the recent reports of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged crimes. His Royal Highness deplores the exploitation of any human being and the suggestion he would condone, participate in or encourage any such behaviour is abhorrent.”Inconveniently for the palace, however, it is impossible to square the noble sentiments of this statement with the fact that Andrew clearly maintained a close friendship with Epstein after he had served his 18-month prison sentence for soliciting a minor for prostitution. If soliciting a minor for prostitution is not the “exploitation of a human being,” then it is hard to know what is. And not only did he go for stroll with Epstein in Central Park, he was apparently more than happy to stay at his house.The images of Andrew inside Epstein’s house directly contradicted a statement made to The Daily Beast by the palace that Andrew had not stayed at any of Epstein’s homes since the pictures in Central Park were taken.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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Alleged Christchurch gunman sends letter from prison cell

Alleged Christchurch gunman sends letter from prison cellNew Zealand officials admitted Wednesday that they made a mistake by allowing the man accused of killing 51 people at two Christchurch mosques to send a hand-written letter from his prison cell. The six-page letter from Brenton Tarrant was posted this week on the website 4chan, which has become notorious as a place for white supremacists to post their views. Much of it appears to be relatively innocuous, discussing a one-month trip Tarrant says he took to Russia in 2015.



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Jeffrey Epstein: ‘Shrieking and yelling heard from cell’ on day of alleged sex trafficker’s death

Jeffrey Epstein: ‘Shrieking and yelling heard from cell’ on day of alleged sex trafficker’s deathShrieking and yelling were heard coming from Jeffrey Epstein‘s cell on the morning of his death, it has been reported.People nearby heard a commotion characterised as shouting, shrieking and yelling in a report by CBS News.The broadcaster cited unnamed sources, who added that guards at the Metropolitan Correctional Centre (MCC) in New York had tried to revive the alleged sex trafficker.“Breathe, Epstein, breathe,” they were reported as having said during the effort.It came as pressure mounted on prison authorities in the wake of Epstein’s apparent suicide on Saturday.Jerrold Nadler, the Democratic chairman of the House judiciary committee, sent a scathing letter to the acting director of federal prisons, complaining that the “competency and rigour of our criminal justice system has been marred”.Along with other politicians he demanded answers from Hugh Hurwitz on the prison’s suicide-prevention policies, information on the guards on duty and whether video cameras were in use.On Monday, Donald Trump‘s attorney general said he was angry and appalled to have learned of Epstein’s death and blasted the MCC for “serious irregularities”.William Barr added that the investigation into Epstein’s alleged sex-trafficking activities would continue and that “any co-conspirators should not rest easy”.MCC has also been criticised for low staffing levels and failing to make regular checks on Epstein, according to an official who was not authorised to speak on the matter.Mr Barr has asked the Justice Department’s internal watchdog to investigate Epstein’s death.The former financier was already a registered sex offender, having pleaded guilty in 2008 to Florida state charges of unlawfully paying a teenage girl for sex.Additional reporting by agencies



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