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Lawyer: Ex-FBI official McCabe still facing investigation

Lawyer: Ex-FBI official McCabe still facing investigationWASHINGTON (AP) — A criminal investigation into whether former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe made false statements during an internal probe into a news media disclosure remains open, his attorney said Thursday.



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Top US official discussed Trump removal in 2017: ex-FBI chief

Top US official discussed Trump removal in 2017: ex-FBI chiefThe US deputy attorney general discussed how many cabinet members would support removing US President Donald Trump from office in 2017, the FBI’s former acting director said in an interview airing Sunday. Andrew McCabe said invoking the 25th Amendment of the US Constitution was raised by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein after Trump fired FBI director James Comey on May 9, 2017.



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Ex-FBI head Comey drops challenge to House panel subpoena

Ex-FBI head Comey drops challenge to House panel subpoenaComey agreed to sit down for a closed-door deposition on Friday. Republicans on the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee pledged to provide Comey with a full transcript within 24 hours of his testimony, and he will be permitted to “make any or all of that transcript public,” Comey’s lawyer David Kelley told Reuters in a statement. In addition, a representative from the FBI will attend to help advise Comey on what matters related to the bureau he may divulge.



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U.S. lawmaker subpoenas ex-FBI chief and former Attorney General

U.S. lawmaker subpoenas ex-FBI chief and former Attorney GeneralThe Republican chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, Bob Goodlatte, has issued subpoenas for former FBI Director James Comey and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch to give depositions in a probe of their handling of an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails. A committee statement released on Friday said the two former top law enforcement officials have been repeatedly asked to meet with the Judiciary and Oversight committees “as part of the Committees’ joint investigation into decisions made by the Department of Justice in 2016″ but “have yet to voluntarily appear,” driving the need to issue subpoenas. According to the statement, Comey would be deposed on Dec. 3 and Lynch on Dec. 4.



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The Latest: Ex-FBI agent gets 4 years in document-leak case

The Latest: Ex-FBI agent gets 4 years in document-leak caseST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a former FBI agent in Minnesota who pleaded guilty to leaking classified documents to a reporter (all times local):



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Ex-FBI agent: Trump got elected, thanks to Russia

Ex-FBI agent: Trump got elected, thanks to RussiaClint Watts, a former special agent at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, says that Moscow got its man in the White House in 2016.



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Ex-FBI No. 2 alerted then-FBI chief Comey of plans to talk to press: lawyer

Ex-FBI No. 2 alerted then-FBI chief Comey of plans to talk to press: lawyerBy Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe sent emails to then-Director James Comey alerting him he planned to push back against negative news coverage related to his oversight of probes into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a lawyer for McCabe said on Friday. In an interview with reporters, Michael Bromwich said the emails could help clear McCabe of allegations by the Justice Department’s internal watchdog that McCabe “lacked candor” with Comey by misleading him into thinking McCabe did not authorize disclosures to a newspaper to combat articles about his wife’s political campaign and his role in overseeing an investigation into the Clinton Foundation.



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Watchdog report: Ex-FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe misled investigators

Watchdog report: Ex-FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe misled investigatorsAndrew McCabe, the fired FBI deputy director, misled investigators multiple times about his role in a news media disclosure about Hillary Clinton just days before the 2016 presidential election, according to a Justice Department watchdog report. The report alleges that Mr McCabe authorised FBI officials to speak with a Wall Street Journal reporter for a story about an investigation into the Clinton Foundation and then misled FBI and Justice Department officials when later questioned about it. Mr McCabe denied the report's allegations in a detailed rebuttal statement. Mr McCabe says that when he believed his answers to the inspector general were misunderstood, he went back and tried to correct them. His lawyer says the inspector general unfairly tried to conclude its work before Mr McCabe could retire with a full pension. The report gave additional fodder for President Donald Trump's public attacks on Mr McCabe. On Friday night, the president tweeted: "DOJ just issued the McCabe report – which is a total disaster. He LIED! LIED! LIED! McCabe was totally controlled by Comey – McCabe is Comey!! No collusion, all made up by this den of thieves and lowlifes!" James Comey, the former FBI director whose new book paints a damning portrait of Donald Trump Credit: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster The president has made a concerted and Twitter-driven effort to impugn Mr McCabe as a partisan hack, accusing him of covering up unspecified "lies and corruption" at the FBI and calling his firing a "great day for Democracy." Mr McCabe has fired back, saying his dismissal was part of the Trump administration's "ongoing war" on the FBI and special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. The report was sent to congressional committees and obtained by The Associated Press. The inspector general's finding led FBI disciplinary officials to recommend that the Justice Department fire Mr McCabe. Donald Trump, the US president, frequently criticised Mr McCabe before his firing Credit: AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMMNIC Attorney General Jeff Sessions dismissed him last month two days before his scheduled retirement for what he described as a lack of candor. Mr McCabe also has said he believes he was singled out because of the "role I played, the actions I took, and the events I witnessed in the aftermath" of Mr Comey's firing. To support this, Mr McCabe has noted that the inspector general's investigation into him was accelerated after he told congressional investigators that he could corroborate Mr Comey's accounts of his conversations with Trump. Mr McCabe, who is close to Comey, could be an important witness for Mueller, who is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice, including his motivation for firing Mr Comey in May 2017. The Associated Press has also confirmed that Mr McCabe kept personal memos detailing interactions with the president and they have been provided to the special counsel's office.



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Ex-FBI deputy director faulted by Justice Department on media disclosure

Ex-FBI deputy director faulted by Justice Department on media disclosureBy Nathan Layne WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Justice’s inspector general released a report on Friday concluding that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe misled investigators about a decision to break with the agency’s standard policy and inform a journalist about a probe into the Clinton Foundation in 2016. The highly anticipated report detailed an investigation that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions cited when he fired McCabe last month, hours before the 21-year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation was set to retire and receive his full pension. Responding to the inspector general’s report, McCabe said he believed repeated calls by President Donald Trump to fire him had prompted a rush to judgment and an unfair probe into his conduct.



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Ex-FBI agent: Here's how we handled Nikolas Cruz-like alerts

Ex-FBI agent: Here's how we handled Nikolas Cruz-like alertsThe Federal Bureau of Investigation admits that is did not adequately pursue a lead regarding Nikolas Cruz's potential for violence before the Parkland school shooting.



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