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Former Obama White House counsel Gregory Craig charged with false statements, concealing information

Former Obama White House counsel Gregory Craig charged with false statements, concealing informationProsecutors charged Gregory Craig with lying about his work on behalf of Ukraine. It was part of a lobbying effort by ex-Trump aide Paul Manafort.



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Kellyanne Conway: Adam Schiff ‘Ought to Resign Today’ Over False Collusion Allegations

Kellyanne Conway: Adam Schiff ‘Ought to Resign Today’ Over False Collusion AllegationsWhite House adviser Kellyanne Conway said Monday that House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff “ought to resign” in recognition that his oft-repeated claim of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia was not born out by special counsel Robert Mueller's nearly two-year investigation.“You have Adam Schiff, talk about an oxymoron, this man heads the Intelligence Committee in the House,” Conway said, adding that Schiff once suggested that “that the scandal is of a size and a scope probably bigger than Watergate and that there is plenty of evidence of collusion.”“He ought to resign today,” she asserted. “He has been on every TV show 50 times a day for practically the last two years promising Americans that the president would be impeached or indicted.”Conway's comments come one day after attorney general William Barr delivered to Congress a four-page summary of the Mueller report, which revealed that the special counsel “did not find anyone with the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government.”Schiff, who has long-claimed that there is “plenty of evidence” of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, on Sunday clung to his previous assertions, saying that Mueller's inability to prove collusion beyond a reasonable doubt doesn't exonerate Trump.“There's a difference between compelling evidence of collusion and whether the special counsel concludes that he can prove beyond a reasonable doubt the criminal charge of conspiracy,” Schiff told host George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week.”



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Jussie Smollett Now Considered a Suspect for Allegedly Filing a False Hate-Crime Report

Jussie Smollett Now Considered a Suspect for Allegedly Filing a False Hate-Crime ReportEmbattled Empire actor Jussie Smollett is now considered a “suspect” for filing a false police report, evidence of which has been presented before a grand jury, a Chicago Police Department spokesman announced on Wednesday.> Case Update: Jussie Smollett is now officially classified as a suspect in a criminal investigation by ChicagoPolice for filing a false police report (Class 4 felony). Detectives are currently presenting evidence before a Cook County Grand Jury. pic.twitter.com/FhDcbBKsuU> > — Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) February 20, 2019The announcement came after Smollett’s attorneys met with prosecutors and detectives on Wednesday. Smollett initially told police that he was attacked outside of a Subway restaurant at around 2 a.m. on January 29 by two masked men who allegedly beat him, poured an unknown chemical on him, and placed a noose around his neck. Smollett later added that the men had yelled, “This is MAGA country” as they fled, a detail he reported only after TMZ claimed it had taken place.Chicago police announced last Friday that the focus of their investigation had “shifted” after interviewing two Nigerian brothers, one of whom worked as an extra on Empire, and both of whom claimed that Smollett had paid them to stage the attack. The brothers also told police that Smollett was motivated to stage the attack after he sent himself a threatening a letter and did not receive the attention from co-workers and fans that he believed the letter warranted.“We are not racist. We are not homophobic and we are not anti-Trump. We were born and raised in Chicago and are American citizens,” the brothers said in a statement provided to CBS Chicago on February 19.Smollett has repeatedly denied that he staged the attack and has maintained that he was the victim of a hate crime.Cook County state’s attorney Kim Foxx, Chicago’s top prosecutor, recused herself from the Smollett investigation on Tuesday, citing “familiarity with potential witnesses.”“Out of an abundance of caution, the decision to recuse herself was made to address potential questions of impartiality based upon familiarity with potential witnesses in the case,” spokeswoman Tandra Simonton said.Filing a false police report is a class-four felony and typically results in a prison sentence of two to ten years.



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Jussie Smollett is charged with disorderly conduct for filing false police report in attack

Jussie Smollett is charged with disorderly conduct for filing false police report in attackThe "Empire" actor said he was the victim of a hate crime assault. Now he's been charged with disorderly conduct for lying to police.



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UK paper pays damages to Melania Trump over false report

UK paper pays damages to Melania Trump over false reportLONDON (AP) — Britain's Telegraph newspaper has apologized and paid damages to U.S. First Lady Melania Trump after publishing an article it says contains many false statements.



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AP FACT CHECK: Trump makes false claim to troops about pay

AP FACT CHECK: Trump makes false claim to troops about payWASHINGTON (AP) — In his first visit to U.S. troops in a conflict zone, President Donald Trump drew cheers when he told troops he won them their first raise in 10 years and suggested it was a whopping one. Neither is true.



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Mueller says FBI not to blame for Flynn's false statements

Mueller says FBI not to blame for Flynn's false statementsWASHINGTON (AP) — The special counsel's office is pushing back at the suggestion that the FBI acted improperly in its interview of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, saying he "chose to make false statements" and did not need a warning that it was against the law to do so.



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Roger Stone: I would never 'bear false witness' against Trump

Roger Stone: I would never 'bear false witness' against TrumpFormer Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone said Sunday morning that he would never testify against the president.



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Panic at US military hospital after active shooter false alarm

Panic at US military hospital after active shooter false alarmA false alert about an “active shooter” at the US military’s biggest hospital sent panicked patients and staff scrambling for shelter Tuesday. Police and local authorities rushed to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center near Washington around 2.00 pm (1900 GMT) after someone activated a trial alert but failed to make clear that it was only a drill. “The active shooter event… was the result of the improper use of a mass notification system by a tenant command aboard the installation,” the Navy said in a statement.



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Trump’s False Narrative On Assault And Jim Acosta Is Convenient For Him And No One Else

Trump’s False Narrative On Assault And Jim Acosta Is Convenient For Him And No One ElseCNN reporter Jim Acosta's press credentials were revoked by the White House on



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