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Graham: Evidence shows Russia probe unjustified

Politics | Declassified documents show the FBI doubted key intelligence
by Harvest Prude
Posted 7/22/20, 11:40 am

Republicans and Democrats in Washington continue to debate whether the FBI had a good reason to open the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in 2016. Since special counsel Robert Mueller announced in 2019 that he did not turn up evidence of collusion, GOP leaders in the Senate have demanded accountability for what they say was a politically motivated attack on the president.

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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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