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Senate Intel Chairman Says No ‘Goodwill’ Left for Michael Cohen

Senate Intel Chairman Says No ‘Goodwill’ Left for Michael CohenThe Republican chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said the committee is losing patience with Michael Cohen, who skipped out on planned testimony Tuesday."I can assure you that any goodwill that might have existed in the committee with Michael Cohen is now gone," Chairman Richard Burr told reporters Tuesday.Cohen's lawyer, Lanny Davis, said in a statement that his client's committee appearance was postponed “due to post-surgery medical needs” from Cohen's minor shoulder surgery. However, this is the third time President Trump's former personal lawyer has postponed planned testimony for a myriad of reasons.The committee has subpoenaed Cohen, who admitted in November to lying to the same committee about how long talks to build a Trump Tower in Moscow continued into the 2016 campaign season. He faces a three-year prison term set to begin in March for lying to Congress, a slew of financial crimes, and campaign finance violations for the Trump campaign."The way he's positioning himself not coming to the committee we may help him go to prison," the North Carolina senator warned."He's had a letter for six months asking for his return," Burr continued. "He's already stiffed us on being in Washington today because of an illness,. Yet on Twitter a reporter reported he was having a wild night Saturday night eating out in New York with five buddies. Didn't seem to have any physical limitations and he was out with his wife last night."Burr said he thinks it would be "prudent" to talk to Cohen before the committee concludes its investigation into the 2016 election, adding he would go to "every length I could to make sure we got his testimony."The senator said that he would prefer to hear what Cohen has to say before he goes to prison, rather than bringing him out afterwards for testimony.



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Schumer Enters Fray as Trump’s Clash with Intel Chiefs Heats Up

Schumer Enters Fray as Trump’s Clash with Intel Chiefs Heats UpSenate minority leader Chuck Schumer released an open letter to top U.S. intelligence officials on Wednesday evening urging them to hold an intervention for President Trump amid a growing fight between the White House and the Intelligence community over the latter’s assessment of foreign threats. “I believe it is incumbent on you, [FBI] Director [Christopher] Wray and [CIA] Director [Gina] Haspel to insist on an immediate meeting with the President to educate him about the facts and raw intelligence underlying the Intelligence Community assessments,” the New York Democrat wrote in his letter to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats. It’s past time for U.S. Intelligence Community leaders to stage an intervention with @realDonaldTrump.



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Trump: Intel Chiefs ‘Passive and Naive When It Comes to the Dangers of Iran’

Trump: Intel Chiefs ‘Passive and Naive When It Comes to the Dangers of Iran’President Trump lashed out at top U.S. intelligence officials on Wednesday, a day after they contradicted his assessment of the Iranian nuclear threat in a joint appearance before Congress. The Intelligence people seem to be extremely passive and naive when it comes to the dangers of Iran. Since ending the terrible Iran Nuclear Deal, they are MUCH different, but….



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Trump calls his own intel chiefs 'extremely passive and naive'

Trump calls his own intel chiefs 'extremely passive and naive'President Trump on Wednesday criticized his own intelligence chiefs a day after they broke with him in their assessments of the threats posed by North Korea, Iran and Syria.



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US intel chiefs contradict Trump on NKorea, IS group threats

US intel chiefs contradict Trump on NKorea, IS group threatsWASHINGTON (AP) — Directly contradicting President Donald Trump, U.S. intelligence agencies told Congress on Tuesday that North Korea is unlikely to dismantle its nuclear arsenal, that the Islamic State group remains a threat and that the Iran nuclear deal is working. The chiefs made no mention of a crisis at the U.S.-Mexican border for which Trump has considered declaring a national emergency.



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If Trump Thinks Michael Cohen’s Plea Is Bad, Wait Till Dems Run The House Intel Committee

If Trump Thinks Michael Cohen’s Plea Is Bad, Wait Till Dems Run The House Intel CommitteeWASHINGTON — Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen



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The Latest: US intel says prince ordered Khashoggi killing

The Latest: US intel says prince ordered Khashoggi killingWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi (all times local):



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US official: US intel says prince ordered Khashoggi killing

US official: US intel says prince ordered Khashoggi killingWASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a U.S. official said Friday. The Saudi government has denied the claim.



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Intel Withdraws Funding For White Supremacist GOP Congressman Steve King

Intel Withdraws Funding For White Supremacist GOP Congressman Steve KingTechnology corporation Intel has dropped its support for Rep. Steve King



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US indicts seven Russian military intel agents in global hacking conspiracy

US indicts seven Russian military intel agents in global hacking conspiracyThe US Justice Department Thursday indicted seven agents of Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency as part of a joint crackdown with Western allies on a series of major hacking plots attributed to Moscow. The indictments were announced as Dutch security services said they had thwarted a cyber attack on the global chemical weapons watchdog, the OPCW — expelling four Russian agents — and after Britain and Australia blamed the GRU for plots that notably targeted the US Democratic Party and global sports bodies. John Demers, US Assistant Attorney General for National Security, confirmed the seven agents were indicted in connection to the attack on the OPCW, on football’s governing body FIFA and the US and global anti-doping agencies, and on the US nuclear energy company Westinghouse among others.



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