According to The Washington Post, the reason senior FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok and senior FBI lawyer Lisa Page used an untraceable phone when talking about Hillary Clinton was to hide their extramarital affair. Yet throughout the summer, and until now, the FBI, has refused to respond to congressional subpoenas concerning the matter.
In a letter Thursday, committee ranking member Rep. Jerry Nadler, along with vice ranking member Rep. Jamie Raskin and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, asked the DOJ's director of the office of public affairs, Sarah Flores, for "further clarification about this unusual move". Based on his experience at the National Academy, he said, "I have never been more enthusiastic and optimistic about the future of the law enforcement community".
Blinken said, "W$3 hat's so striking, and what we've been learning again and again and again is that instead of dealing with Russia on this problem, instead of confronting it, the president rejects the reality of the attack on our election and the attack on our democracy".
The revelations have fuelled accusations by conservative media commentators and several members of Congress that the FBI has an anti-Trump bias.
Depending on where one reads in the NBC report, these briefings took place in either mid-July or mid-August of 2016.
Earlier this year, the U.S. intelligence community released a report that stated Russia had meddled in the election, showing a preference for Trump over Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
When you look at the committees, whether it's the Senate or the House, everybody - my worst enemies, they walk out, they say, 'there is no collusion but we'll continue to look.' .
Attorney General Jeff Sessions, whose has faced Trump's wrath after recusing himself from the Russia probe, distanced himself from Trump's criticism of the bureau, saying he does not share a view that the FBI "is not functioning at a high level all over the country".
Trump called the texts "really, really disgraceful".
Mr Trump struck a different tone when he addressed the FBI national academy graduation class in Virginia, praising the "incredible men and women of law enforcement" in a speech. Johnson said the statement showed evidence of edits that watered down the language - the term "grossly negligent" in the original document was changed to "extremely careless", a crucial legal distinction. But the material that has so far been made public shows no sign that Strzok's work on the investigation was influenced by political bias. That has been proven.
"That the Republican and Democrat nominee for President received a standardized briefing on counter-intelligence is hardly a news story", White House spokesman Raj Shah told NBC.
Special counsel Robert Mueller III began his investigation of Russian election interference to bipartisan praise.
Fire the whole bunch of lunk-headed fools and disband Mueller's band of merry idiots. The text had nothing to do with the Clinton investigation, these people said.
They sank or submerged 19 ships (including eight battleships destroyed or disabled) and damaged or destroyed more than 300 planes. For more than a decade, Stratton and Bruner have lobbied for George to get a Navy Cross or other medal.
It also has an advantage in the burgeoning field of augmented reality because of its tight integration of software and hardware. That's why we've put together this guide to help you learn all the tips and tricks you need to know when using the iPhone X .
Manchester City had already claimed top spot in this group, having won all five of their group games heading into their last game. Imbalance, however, remains Liverpool's greatest weakness. "Yes, it looks like it [Gomez and Klavan will be ready]".
Maradona: " That's why I said stop taking the piss ". "In the Champions League though, we competed like our lives depended on it". When asked for his thoughts on Ronaldo's "best player" comments, Maradona replied: "Tell him to stop taking the p*ss".
The bottom line is that there's no way to know for sure how much savings interest rates will be impacted by a Fed rate hike. Brent crude, used to price international oils, slid 90 cents, or 1.4 percent, to close at $62.44 per barrel in London.
Let us know in the comments! The idea of Stanton in pinstripes possibly batting in front of Judge is sufficiently tantalizing. Earlier on Friday, Stanton narrowed the list of teams he would accept trades to four teams, including the Bronx Bombers.
Disney has plans to run three, stand-alone streaming services and could benefit from net neutrality being repealed. For Fox, this deal means a rather hefty payday but for Marvel, it's more of a long-overdue homecoming.
Of course, President Trump's re-imposing the moniker of "state sponsor of terrorism" on North Korea is also political. By this, North Korea surely meant its Women's League, a state-operated institution with obligatory membership.
Where the hell are those hypocrites now? I am concerned about the Republican tax reform , though the provisions aren't finalized. In comparison , when Reagan's tax cuts were passed, the House and Senate held a combined 66 hearings and spent months in debate.
The Gunners led the hunt over the summer, but they now face competition from Premier League rivals for a £90 million talent. The first of two games in the Premier League gets going soon with the meeting of West Brom and Manchester United .
It often invited students and amateur horseriders, climbers and other athletes to help shoot scenes. "We are also to blame". At his news conference on Thursday, Putin dismissed talk of election interference as "invented" and blamed "spy-mania".
For example, US Congress passed the bill, declaring Jerusalem as Capital of Israel in 1995, once Bill Clinton was US President. Police in the Swedish city of Gothenburg arrested three people for allegedly throwing firebombs at a synagogue.
Turkish PM Repeats Support for Jerusalem in Palestine
It said they were also investigating "if the suspect was dressed as a journalist", enabling him to get close to the officers. A meeting between Pence and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was also canceled following Trump's announcement.
Gaming Industry Reacts to Net Neutrality Repeal
Inform yourself and be a part of the future process. "The bottom line is, if you use the internet , this concerns you". On the bright side, Pai made this video , either to lift our spirits or to make us want to leave the Internet forever.
Apple Has Acquired Shazam [OFFICIAL]
As of mid-2017, Apple Music had 27 million subscribers, behind rival music streaming service Spotify's 60 million users. The addition of Shazam's technology is expected to add powerful features to Apple's digital assistant, Siri .
What time is the Champions League draw?
At the very least, Tottenham will need to keep an eye on their domestic player ratio as they embark on this winter's business. Celtic will face one of the Europa League group winners - or one of the best four teams to drop out of the Champions League .
More Violence In Jerusalem After US Recognizes City As Capital
The coastal enclave, under a strict blockade which limits access, suffers from sharp economic decline and humanitarian problems. Every Israeli child knows that the capital of the country is Jerusalem - whether that is internationally recognized or not .
Cubs lose out to Angels in Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes
His eventual destination was a primary driver in the curious lack of movement in November and early December. That player's name: George Herman Ruth - 15 starts as a pitcher, 111 in the outfield for the Boston Red Sox.
6 large California wildfires have scorched 141000 acres
Across the wide I-405 freeway from the fire, the Getty Center art complex was closed to protect its collection from smoke damage. The Eagle Creek Fire burns as golfers play at the Beacon Rock Golf Course in North Bonneville, Washington, in early September.
Trump isn't deciding who controls East Jerusalem — Haley
The 25-year-old living in Ramallah had a red and white keffiyah scarf wrapped around his mouth, making only his eyes visible. As the only president to have prayed at the Western Wall while in office, the speech reflected his support for Israel.