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Ex-U.S. marine jailed in Russia for spying was misled: lawyer

Ex-U.S. marine jailed in Russia for spying was misled: lawyerRussia’s Federal Security Service detained Paul Whelan, who holds U.S., British, Canadian and Irish passports, in a Moscow hotel room on Dec. 28. Whelan appeared in a Moscow court on Tuesday, where a judge rejected releasing him on bail. Whelan, who denies the charges, was detained after receiving a thumb drive containing a list of all the employees of a secret Russian state agency, the Russian online news portal Rosbalt.ru reported this month.



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Trump Says It's OK He Misled Media About Son's Russia Meeting

Trump Says It's OK He Misled Media About Son's Russia MeetingPresident Donald Trump said on Friday that it doesn't matter if he misled the



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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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White House Lawyer Misled Trump To Prevent James Comey's Dismissal: Report

White House Lawyer Misled Trump To Prevent James Comey's Dismissal: ReportA White House lawyer intentionally misled President Donald Trump last year to try to stop him from firing then-FBI Director James Comey, according to a New York Times report on Trump’s attempts to control the Justice Department’s Russia investigation.



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Greg Gianforte misled police after assault of Guardian journalist, incident report shows

Greg Gianforte misled police after assault of Guardian journalist, incident report showsGreg Gianforte pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge and was sentenced to community service, anger management classes and a $ 385 fine. US congressman Greg Gianforte misled police after his assault of Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs in May, falsely stating that Jacobs had initiated physical contact and that the “liberal media … is trying to make a story”, according to the police incident report.



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Republican congressman Greg Gianforte ‘misled authorities’ on assault against reporter

Republican congressman Greg Gianforte ‘misled authorities’ on assault against reporterGreg Gianforte told an officer that Guardian newspaper reporter Ben Jacobs had grabbed him by the wrist and pulled him to the floor of his campaign office after “interrogating” him, according to notes from a Gallatin County sheriff’s officer who interviewed the politician after the incident unfolded. “He grabbed my wrist, he spun and we ended up on the floor … so he pulled me down on top of him,” the sergeant quoted the politician as saying.



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ExxonMobil: Oil and gas giant ‘misled’ the public about climate change, say Harvard experts

ExxonMobil: Oil and gas giant ‘misled’ the public about climate change, say Harvard expertsFossil fuel giant ExxonMobil “misled the public” about the risks posed by climate change, an analysis of its public and private announcements on the subject by two Harvard University academics has concluded. While the company’s scientists and senior executive largely accepted the scientific consensus that global warming is real and poses significant risks, it spent thousands of dollars on regular advertorials in The New York Times (NYT) and other newspapers, in which it sought to cast doubt on the science. In some cases, the firm, led by the current US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, from 2006 to 2016, even contradicted itself.



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Lawsuit claims US has threatened and misled immigrants seeking asylum

Lawsuit claims US has threatened and misled immigrants seeking asylumUS border officials have systemically blocked asylum seekers from accessing the asylum process, in violation of US and international law, according to a lawsuit filed by immigration advocates on Wednesday. A collection of legal groups brought the suit, which claims that the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) have put asylum seekers at the US-Mexico border in grave danger by threatening, misleading or rejecting them.



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Teens may be misled by crisis pregnancy center websites

By Madeline Kennedy (Reuters Health) – Teens are likely to find false information about condoms, sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) and other sexual health issues published on crisis pregnancy center websites, according to a new U.S. study. The so-called crisis-pregnancy centers are run by private organizations, but listed in state resource directories for pregnant women, which implies to users that the information is reliable, researchers say. In a previous study, the same research team looked at the accuracy of information about abortion on crisis pregnancy center websites and found the sites contained false and misleading information and often target young people with offers of free testing.
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