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Comey knew Russian intel was bogus when he acted on it

Comey knew Russian intel was bogus when he acted on it

The Washington Post reported Thursday that the Federal Bureau of Investigation received a Russian intelligence document saying the Clinton campaign had an understanding with the Justice Department that Clinton would not be prosecuted over the email inquiry into whether she intentionally revealed classified information through her use of a private email server.



Anthony Weiner faces charges in sexting case

Weiner's charge of transferring obscene material to a minor carried a sentence of up to 10 years in prison. Weiner agreed Friday not to appeal any sentence between 21 and 27 months in prison. Weiner declined to speak to reporters as he left the courthouse. The sexting case unexpectedly played a prominent role in the election, after investigators looking into Weiner's laptop found some of Abedin's work emails.


Donald Trump delays climate decision as G7 ends

Donald Trump delays climate decision as G7 ends

Kushner spoke with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the USA, about creating the secret line to make it easier to hold sensitive discussions about the conflict in Syria, according to a person familiar with the discussions. The other six nations in the Group of Seven agreed to stick with their commitment to implement the 2015 Paris deal that aims to slow down global warming.


Senate panel says it will subpoena Michael Flynn businesses

Senate panel says it will subpoena Michael Flynn businesses

The letter also narrows the scope of the documents the panel is seeking. Flynn's attorney, Robert Kelner, declined to comment on the new assertions by Cummings. In new testimony from former CIA Director John Brennan, the ex-director stated he was anxious that "Russian officials may have successfully recruited aides from Donald Trump's campaign to help in the Kremlin's efforts to influence last year's presidential election", according to Politico .



Kushner proposed back channel with Russia involving policy toward Syria, source says

At a minimum, the allegations pose a major political problem that could endanger Kushner's White House role and could fuel impeachment talk for Trump . The entire idea, he said, "seems extremely naive or absolutely insane". There's nothing necessarily nefarious about a back channel-as the Post reports, the Trump transition was also secretive about its dealings with other government, including the U.A.E.