Watch as Solicitor Dan Johnson confronts his ex-wife with an FBI agent Apr 05, 2018 Video released by the State Law Enforcement Division shows 5th Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson filming his 2011 encounter with his ex-wife, Kana Rahman Johnson, and an FBI agent in a restaurant parking lot. State Law Enforcement Division Ashlen Renner … [Read more...] about Watch as Solicitor Dan Johnson confronts his ex-wife with an FBI agent
James Comey, whose upcoming book is already No. 10 on the Amazon list, will kick off this fall's St. Louis Speaker Series. The former FBI director was fired by President Donald Trump last May. Comey's already controversial book, "A Higher Loyalty," hasn't yet gone on sale: It's due out April 17. Apparently some of his book tour events are being resold for up to $850 (they originally cost $95), says thehill.com.Which isn't to say that tickets to the St. Louis Speakers Series are worth gambling on as doubling in price, but the lineup looks pretty good. Tickets for the series, which takes place at Powell Hall, start at $315 for new subscribers. The series is presented by Maryville University. For more info, click here.Here is the lineup:JAMES COMEY, former director of the FBI (2013-2017), 8 p.m. Oct. 9LISA GENOVA, neuroscientist and author of Still Alice, 8 p.m. Oct. 30GLORIA STEINEM, feminist, journalist and political activist, 8 p.m. Nov. 13JEB BUSH, former governor of … [Read more...] about Former FBI head James Comey to kick off Maryville Speakers Series
HAMMOND — One of former Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin's inner circle brought down her corrupt administration.Stafford Garbutt, the former strategic adviser to Elgin, testified Tuesday he became an FBI informant, wore a wire and recorded hours of confidential discussions that sealed the conviction of Elgin, once one of the most powerful township officials in the state.Federal prosecutors introduced Garbutt on Tuesday as their star witness in the trial of two of Elgin's former political operatives, Ethel Shelton and Alex Wheeler, who are pleading not guilty to conspiracy and fraud charges and standing trial this week in U.S. District Court.Shelton was Elgin's executive secretary. Wheeler was Elgin's former campaign manager and one of her department supervisors.Assistant U.S. Attorney Abizer Zanzi told a federal jury Tuesday the two defendants betrayed the public trust by helping Elgin shake down her township government employees for money and work for Elgin's election … [Read more...] about UPDATE: Former Calumet Township trustee adviser testifies he became an FBI informant; trial begins for 2 Elgin ex-aides
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) is demanding that the Justice Department hand over an unredacted version of the document it used to launch the Trump-Russia probe in July 2016. In a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray on Wednesday, Nunes directed them to give the document, known as an electronic communication or EC, and other requested documents by next Wednesday.He also threatened legal action: “Be advised that failure to comply in a satisfactory manner will result in the Committee pursuing all appropriate legal remedies, including seeking civil enforcement of the August 24 subpoenas in federal district court.” Nunes, in seeking to find out exactly what sparked the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign and the extent the infamous Clinton-funded dossier played a role, has sought the EC from the FBI since last August. He subpoenaed for the EC on August 24, 2017. He said the committee was given … [Read more...] about Devin Nunes Demands the FBI Document that Started the Trump-Russia Probe
Republicans have increasingly claimed that the memo written by GOP staff members of the House Intelligence Committee, which was declassified by President Donald Trump on Friday, shows how the FBI conspired with Democrats to interfere in the election and even spy on the Trump campaign."#FISAMemo shows real collusion between Dem operatives & key officials at the FBI & DOJ to spy on the #Trump campaign & interfere in the 2016 election. The politicization of our intelligence & law enforcement agencies should concern every American," tweeted Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, on Friday.Other Republicans have used the memo to suggest the probe by special counsel Robert Mueller began with tainted fruit, so it is no longer needed."Finally, there needs to be a discussion as to whether the Mueller investigation is truly needed, seeing that the main premise that launched the investigation turned out to not be credible and was both directed and funded by political opponents," Rep. Jeff … [Read more...] about Fact check: Does the GOP memo show the FBI spied on the Trump campaign?