Month: January 2019

Former top FBI lawyer personally involved in FISA warrant for Trump aide, other Russia probe irregularities, transcript shows

A former top FBI lawyer acknowledged he was personally involved in the warrant application to surveil then-Trump campaign aide Carter Page and confirmed other “unusual” steps taken in the FBI’s Russia probe in 2016, during a closed-door congressional interview.

Ben Smith, BuzzFeed editor, stands by Donald Trump, Michael Cohen report

A peek inside the BuzzFeed newsroom and the decision-making process of editor Ben Smith is contained in a federal court record in Florida. The libel case revolves around another Donald Trump story — this one on the infamous dossier that permeated…

Questions over payments involving son of Brazil president

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – The son of new Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is fending off suspicions of financial irregularities that are starting to cast a shadow over the administration just four weeks in power. The newspaper O Globo reported Sunday tha…

Man linked to 4 killings suspected of being in US illegally

RENO, Nevada (AP) – Authorities investigating four recent Nevada killings say murder charges are pending against a man suspected of being in the U.S. illegally. Wilbur Martinez-Guzman, 19, was arrested Saturday in Carson City and is being held on posse…

Rudy Giuliani says Trump Tower Moscow comments were ‘hypothetical’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani is clarifying comments he made about discussions between Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen and then-candidate Trump about a real estate project in Moscow. Cohen has pleaded g…