1:33 PM 11/22/2017 – The multiplicity of Russian contacts can’t be a coincidence – Washington Post

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mueller – Google News: Here’s why special counsel Robert Mueller might investigate Ivanka Trump – Raw Story
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mueller – Google News: Here’s why special counsel Robert Mueller might investigate Ivanka Trump – Raw Story
 


Raw Story
Here’s why special counsel Robert Mueller might investigate Ivanka Trump
Raw Story
Special counsel Robert Mueller seems to be inching closer to Ivanka Trump. As Mueller’s probe inches closer to Trump’s inner circle it also approaches his family. The recent guilty plea from George Papadopoulos indicates that Donald Trump Jr. may be …and more »

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james b. comey – Google News: The multiplicity of Russian contacts can’t be a coincidence – Washington Post
 


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The multiplicity of Russian contacts can’t be a coincidence
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Third, the mound of evidence provides motive for Trump to try to interfere with the Russia investigation and, specifically, to fire former FBI director James BComey. There is plenty that Trump and Kushner, who urged that Comey be fired, would not and more »

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mueller – Google News: Will Trump Fire Mueller? President’s Aides Try to Stop Rage Over Russia Probe – Newsweek
 


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Will Trump Fire Mueller? President’s Aides Try to Stop Rage Over Russia Probe
Newsweek
President Donald Trump’s legal team may be shielding the commander in chief when it comes to special counsel RobertMueller’s probe in an effort to avoid the president’s rage and possibly to head off his firing of the former FBI director. The theory 
Why Is Ty Cobb So Optimistic About the Mueller Probe?The Atlantic
Note to Robert Mueller: Hope Hicks Was Part of the Cover-UpMother Jones 
Dershowitz: Mueller “Going Well Beyond His Authority As Prosecutor”; “They Are Not Crimes”RealClearPolitics
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Judicial Watch: New FBI Records Show FBI Leadership’s Conflicts of Interest Discussions on Clinton Email Investigation
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WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2017 /Standard Newswire/ — Judicial Watch today released 79 pages of Justice Department documents concerning ethics issues related to FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s involvement with his wife’s political campaign. 

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fbi – Google News: The Story Behind the FBI’s Hate Crime Data – Human Rights First (blog)
 

The Story Behind the FBI’s Hate Crime Data
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Reported hate crimes increased in the United States for the second consecutive year, according to data released last week by the FBI. The FBI’s statistics drew significant media attention, but can they be trusted to provide an accurate snapshot of hate 

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mueller – Google News: Vanity Fair: Kushner worried Mueller probe will ‘get’ Trump – The Hill
 


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Vanity Fair: Kushner worried Mueller probe will ‘get’ Trump
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Kushner has come under scrutiny in recent weeks in special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. He reportedly has expressed worry about how far the investigation might go following the …and more »

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mueller – Google News: Special Counsel Mueller Probes Jared Kushner’s Contacts With Foreign Leaders – Wall Street Journal
 


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Special Counsel Mueller Probes Jared Kushner’s Contacts With Foreign Leaders
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WASHINGTON Robert Mueller’s investigators are asking questions about Jared Kushner’s interactions with foreign leaders during the presidential transition, including his involvement in a dispute at the United Nations in December, in a sign of the … 
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Mueller investigating Kushner’s communication with foreign leaders: report
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Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team of investigators are looking into White House senior adviser and President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and his contact with foreign leaders, according to a new report. The Wall Street Journal reports that 
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mueller – Google News: Mueller Investigating Kushner’s Contacts With Israeli Officials – Forward
 


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Mueller Investigating Kushner’s Contacts With Israeli Officials
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While inquiries about the Israeli government may seem far removed from Mueller’s mandate to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election, the Journal noted that investigators typically ask a host of questions over the course of a probe, and and more »

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Federal Bureau of Investigation: Pennsylvania Congressman Is Under F.B.I. Scrutiny, Court Records Show

Representative Robert A. Brady, a Philadelphia Democrat, has denied that he paid a political opponent $90,000 to drop out of a primary election race. Federal Bureau of Investigation
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Kushner Worried Mueller’s Probe Would ‘Get’ President Trump
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The businessman and adviser to the president was reportedly concerned about the reach of special counsel Robert Mueller’sprobe following the indictment of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, according to a report from Vanity Fair that cited a source briefed 
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Mueller is turning up the heat on Jared Kushner
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Special counsel Robert Mueller is turning up the heat on President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, as he examines potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, and whether Trump obstructed justice when he …
Mueller investigating Kushner’s communication with foreign leaders: reportThe Hill
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mueller – Google News: Ex-Watergate prosecutor: ‘Complete fantasy’ Mueller probe will be done by January – The Hill (blog)
 


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Ex-Watergate prosecutor: ‘Complete fantasy’ Mueller probe will be done by January
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Former Watergate prosecutor Nick Ackerman on Tuesday called claims that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election could be wrapped up by January a “complete fantasy.” Ackerman’s … 
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See Dershowitz unleash on Mueller
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Alan Dershowitz is blasting Special Counsel Robert Mueller for trying to turn President Trump’s constitutional actions into crimes. Mueller, who was appointed to investigate claims the Trump campaign had connections to Russia, is going well beyond his …and more »

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fbi – Google News: Terror convict: I was mentally incompetent, entrapped by FBI – 10TV
 


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Terror convict: I was mentally incompetent, entrapped by FBI
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An Ohio man serving 30 years in prison for plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group wants his plea and sentence thrown out, arguing that he was mentally incompetent and was entrapped by the FBI. Christopher Lee Cornell and more »

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fbi – Google News: Terror convict: I was mentally incompetent, entrapped by FBI – Cincinnati.com
 


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Terror convict: I was mentally incompetent, entrapped by FBI
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CINCINNATI An Ohio man serving 30 years in prison for plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group wants his plea and sentence thrown out, arguing that he was mentally incompetent and was entrapped by the FBI. Christopher …and more »

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fbi – Google News: FBI investigating days after police chase, officer-involved shooting in Alexandria – WJLA
 


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FBI investigating days after police chase, officer-involved shooting in Alexandria
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Finally, on Tuesday, US Park Police released this statement: In the interest of objectivity, the United States Park Police Chief of Police, Robert D. MacLean, requested that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), lead the investigation into the and more »

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mueller – Google News: Russia probe: Mueller holds all the cards – Yakima Herald-Republic
 


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Russia probe: Mueller holds all the cards
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We have now entered the second phase of the Russia probe. In the first, special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and his team, starting from scratch, gathered sufficient evidence to file felony charges against Paul Manafort, Rick Gates and George 
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fbi – Google News: Jared Kushner Urged Trump to Fire FBI Director James Comey, Reports Say – Newsweek
 


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Jared Kushner Urged Trump to Fire FBI Director James Comey, Reports Say
Newsweek
President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner urged him to fire former FBI Director James Comey during meetings with other top officials in the lead up to Comey’s dismissal in May. Four people familiar with the discussions and more »

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mueller – Google News: There’s no end in sight for Mueller probe – Minnesota Lawyer
 


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There’s no end in sight for Mueller probe
Minnesota Lawyer
President Donald Trump’s lawyer says the criminal investigation into possible collusion with Russia in last year’s election could be over by December, but Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe is expected to continue well into next year, according to 
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fbi – Google News: Court docs: FBI goes after Congressman Bob Brady’s emails – PW-Philadelphia Weekly
 


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Court docs: FBI goes after Congressman Bob Brady’s emails
PW-Philadelphia Weekly
Moore and an associate have already pleaded guilty. The search warrant, filed in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania by theFBI, seeks criminal evidence related to that investigation namely emails tied to Brady’s email address Bobcongress@aol.com.
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mueller – Google News: Mueller Sets His Sights on the Kremlin’s Favorite Congressman – Vanity Fair
 


Vanity Fair
Mueller Sets His Sights on the Kremlin’s Favorite Congressman
Vanity Fair
Of the rotating cast of characters in the Russia saga, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher’s role is perhaps the most curious. Though he has no formal ties to Donald Trump’s campaign, the California Republicanwhose consistent advocacy for warmer relations …and more »

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FBI politicization – Google News: Judicial Watch Releases New DOJ Documents Showing McCabe’s Conflict of Interest in Clinton Investigation – Townhall
 


Townhall
Judicial Watch Releases New DOJ Documents Showing McCabe’s Conflict of Interest in Clinton Investigation
Townhall
These new documents show that the FBI leadership was politicized and compromised in its handling of the Clinton email investigation, Tom Fitton, Judicial Watch President said in a statement. It’s well past time for a do-over on the Clinton emails  

 FBI politicization – Google News

Today’s Headlines and Commentary

Saad Hariri, Lebanons prime minister, rescinded his resignation after returning to Lebanon and meeting with President Michel Aoun, Reuters reported. Hariri said he agreed with Aoun that it would benefit Lebanons stability for Hariri to continue as prime minister. The announcement puts the political crisis in Lebanon that began when Hariri said was he resigning while on a trip to Saudi Arabia on Nov. 4.Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Myanmars military carried out a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims, the Washington Post reported. The military operations against the Rohingya population have caused over 600,000 Rohingya to flee to neighboring Bangladesh. The U.S. joins a chorus of international organizations that have described the atrocities in Myanmar as ethnic cleansing.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Jared Kushners interactions with foreign leaders during the presidential transition, the Wall Street Journal reported. Muellers team is looking into Kushners role in a dispute at the U.N. over a resolution condemning Israeli settlement activity. Kushner initially failed to list any foreign contacts on his security clearance form but later updated it to include over 100 instances of contact with foreign representatives.

The American-led U.N. Command in South Korea said North Korea violated the terms of the 1953 truce when its troops fired on one of their own soldiers defecting across the demilitarized zone, the Times reported. The U.N. Commandwhich oversees the armistice that ended hostilities on the Korean peninsulasaid North Korea breached the ceasefire agreement when its soldiers fired across the border line and when one of its troops went on the other side of the line.

A U.S. Navy transport plane crashed into the ocean near Japan, the Post reported. The U.S. 7th Fleet said its ships had rescued eight of the 11 passengers on the plane, leaving three still missing. The incident is the latest in a series of accidents among 7th Fleet forces, including two collisions between U.S. warships and civilian ships that left seventeen dead.

The U.S. attorneys office in the southern district of New York denied Turkeys allegations that the office is carrying out politically motivated prosecutions, the Times reported. Turkey has charged that the case against Reza Zarrab, a Turkish businessman accused of evading U.S. sanctions on Iran, is motivated by political opposition to the Turkish government. Acting U.S. Attorney Joon Kim denied that Gulenists, a group of political opponents to the Turkish regime, had any role in the case.

A U.N. tribunal convicted Ratko Mladic, the former Bosnian-Serb commander, of war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity in the wars following the breakup of Yugoslavia, the Times reported. Mladic led the Bosnian-Serb military operations that killed thousands of Muslims and Croats at the siege of Sarajevo, in concentration camps and in massacres like that at Srebrenica that killed 8,000 Muslims. The verdict is one of the last for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, which convicted Bosnian-Serb Radovan Karadzic of similar crimes last year.

A U.S. airstrike in central Somalia killed over 100 al-Shabab militants on Tuesday, Reuters reported. The pace of U.S. strikes against militants in Somalia has increased dramatically since a bombing in Mogadishu, Somalias capital, that killed hundreds in October. The Department of Defense said it had coordinated with Somalias government to orchestrate the strike.

ICYMI: Yesterday on Lawfare

Garrett Hinck outlined the threats against submarine communications cables and the legal regime protecting them.

Robyn Greene argued that polling data suggests Americans are generally concerned about their privacy despite findings that they are apathetic about specific surveillance programs.

Stewart Baker shared the Cyberlaw Podcast, featuring an interview with David Ignatius about his new book, The Quantum Spy.

Amanda Sloat explained why the Reza Zarrab case is matter of high interest to the Turkish government.

Daniel Byman analyzed the significance of decision to put North Korea back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism.

Paul Rosenzweig posted a video of a Federalist Society panel on international counterterrorism surveillance cooperation.

Vanessa Sauter shared the Lawfare Podcast, featuring an interview between Benjamin Wittes and Gordon Wood about the relationship between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.

 

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President Trump pardons “Wishbone” and “Drumstick” – KNSS
 

President Trump pardons “Wishbone” and “Drumstick”
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President trump continues at Thanksgiving tradition at the White House a presidential pardon for drumstick. In the annual tradition does before the Thanksgiving holiday president trump pardoned at 36 pound gambler named drumstick. The feather full blue …

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