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Trump ally Stone headed to prison

by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/20/20, 01:21 pm

WASHINGTON—Roger Stone, political strategist and longtime ally of President Donald Trump, will spend up to 40 months in prison on corruption charges. A jury convicted him last year of obstruction of justice, lying to Congress, and witness tampering. He allegedly tried to discover WikiLeaks’ plans to release stolen emails damaging to Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign and then attempted to cover it up. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson also gave Stone a $20,000 fine and 24 months probation in addition to the prison time.

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FISA court slams FBI

by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/18/19, 12:52 pm

WASHINGTON—A federal court that approves secret surveillance warrants rebuked the FBI on Tuesday. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which was established and authorized under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) of 1978, issued a rare public order in response to a U.S.

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Inspector general, Barr differ on Russia probe

by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/09/19, 02:53 pm

WASHINGTON—The inspector general for the Department of Justice concluded the FBI had an “authorized purpose” in launching an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. A report released Monday by Michael Horowitz said political bias did not influence agents who decided to look into campaign aides of then-candidate Donald Trump.

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