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It Is FBI Director James Comey Who Should Be Investigated

It can be argued that Comey broke the law by openly intervening in the presidential election campaign in its final days.

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Matt Taibbi Sees Possible Validation of Trump’s Accusations About Media as Outcome of Russia Hearing

The Rolling Stone journalist disagrees with colleague David Corn of Mother Jones in an interview on KCRW about Monday’s congressional hearing on Russian interference in the U.S. election.

Posted on Mar 20, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Director James Comey Confirms FBI Is Investigating Possible Links Between Trump Campaign and Russia

The FBI leader’s testimony contradicts statements by the president, but any collusion between Trump allies and Russian government officials remains unproved.

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Hacking the Election: We Should Call Trump’s Bluff for a Watergate-Style Inquiry

If the president wants a full-blown investigation to address his wiretapping claims against his predecessor, let’s have it—and get the answers to three crucial questions in the process.

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House Intelligence Committee Gives Trump a Monday Deadline for Providing Evidence of Wiretapping

“The only question is why the president would make up such a thing,” says panel member Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.

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The Debate Over WikiLeaks and Privacy Rights

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange offers to use the latest leaks to help companies improve their cybersecurity, but critics argue that privacy is dead.

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We Need the Truth About Donald Trump and Russia—Now

For the sake of democracy, an independent commission or special prosecutor must be appointed to investigate Russian influence.

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Intelligence Report Leak Damages Trump, Just as FBI ‘Hit Job’ Hurt Hillary Clinton

The news media have been reduced to bystanders while the intelligence agencies run the show.

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William Binney: Cybersecurity and the New Cold War Are ‘Big Swindles’ (Video and Transcript)

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer sat down with the veteran intelligence analyst and NSA whistleblower (pictured at left) to discuss alleged Russian hacking in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (Transcript added.)

Posted on Jan 10, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Did Bill Clinton’s Meeting With the Attorney General Force FBI to Issue Letter on Hillary’s Emails?

Had the former president not met with Attorney General Loretta Lynch at a Phoenix airport, bureau Director James Comey “would never have felt obliged” to tell Congress just days before the election that the FBI was again looking into emails related to Hillary Clinton, Michael Daly writes at The Daily Beast.

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President Obama: ‘Not Much Happens in Russia Without Vladimir Putin’

On the same day Obama asserted that Russians were “responsible for hacking the DNC” before the election, the FBI agreed with the CIA’s conclusion that Russian hackers interfered to help Donald Trump win.

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In Wake of Donald Trump’s Victory, Progressives Urge a Democratic Party Overhaul

Many want sweeping changes throughout the party’s leadership, installing new officials who represent grass-roots, not corporate, interests. Keith Ellison, pictured, could soon be one of them: The Minnesota representative is being pushed to head the Democratic National Committee.

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Glenn Greenwald on Who’s to Blame for Trump’s Election

The Intercept journalist lays out why the Democratic Party needs to take responsibility.

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Resistance Movements Can Be More Powerful Than President Trump

Millions of people around the world are committed to opposing the Republican’s dangerous and divisive agenda. Their work, like the work of the incoming administration, has just begun.  

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America Needs Determined, Thoughtful and Creative Opposition Now

Many U.S. citizens embraced a man who threatens our standing in the world and basic rights. But we cannot allow fear or anger to prevent us from pushing back against Donald Trump.

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The Top Five Times the FBI Intervened to Help the U.S. Right Wing

What is unusual about the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s intervention in the 2016 election is not the intervention. After all, the FBI tries to shape United States politics every day.

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How Much Damage Did James Comey Do?

The FBI director’s actions likely will not be enough to elect Donald Trump as president. But it may have hurt Democrats’ chances of taking control of the Senate.

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The Mysterious Ways of Outsiderism in American Politics

There’s a deep well of resentment around the idea that “government is run for the benefit of the people who run the government and not for the good of the country.” Both major parties need to face this reality, no matter how the presidential election turns out.

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James Comey: FBI Stands by July Conclusions About Hillary Clinton’s Email, Won’t Recommend Charges

After nine days of turmoil and reports of strife within the bureau’s ranks, Director Comey made yet another announcement Sunday that could impact Tuesday’s presidential election.

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James Comey, Hillary Clinton, Anthony Weiner and Our Descent Into Pulp Fiction Democracy

Forget WikiLeaks, speeches to Goldman Sachs and the behind-the-scenes machinations of John Podesta. The FBI director’s letter to Congress was the ultimate October surprise.

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New Reports Link Russia With Donald Trump’s Campaign

A Trump computer server is said to have communicated with a Russian bank, and a former spy says he has evidence of Russia supporting a Trump presidency. But can these unprecedented claims be verified?

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Read the Open Letter By Former Federal Prosecutors Criticizing James Comey

Nearly 100 prosecutors and Department of Justice officials, including former Attorney General Eric Holder, expressed “serious concerns over FBI Director Comey’s departure from long-standing department protocols.”

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FBI Gets Go-Ahead to Review Latest Batch of Emails in Clinton Case, as Political Feuds Roil

Here’s the least surprising news of the day: James Comey’s announcement of his agency’s new investigation has sparked a highly politicized battle within the U.S. government.

Posted on Oct 30, 2016 READ MORE



FBI Reviews Hillary Clinton Email Case After New Information Surfaces

The heat is back on the Democratic presidential nominee. On Friday, FBI Director James Comey informed Congress that his team is assessing “emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation.”

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In a Rigged System, Hillary Clinton Is Too Big to Indict

The Democratic presidential nominee got a pass this summer on her “extremely careless” handling of classified information while secretary of state. But now the FBI is reopening its investigation.

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Can We Protect ‘Points of Vulnerability’ in the Wake of Hack Into State Election Databases?

Michael Isikoff (pictured), an investigative correspondent for Yahoo News, explains what it would take for foreign or domestic hackers to disrupt the general election.

Posted on Sep 1, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Hillary Clinton Must Learn From Her Mistakes

Is criticism of the Democratic presidential nominee over her emails and her family’s foundation too harsh? Perhaps. But the Clintons invite such scrutiny and suspicion.

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Donald Trump Unleashes More Outrages and Lies at Bizarre News Conference

Truth is irrelevant to the Republican presidential nominee. All he wanted to do is steal a few hours of media attention in the middle of the Democratic convention.

Posted on Jul 27, 2016 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton Email Investigation Shows Inherent Unfairness in U.S. Justice System

The next time someone faces charges related to blowing the whistle, the defendant should ask for the Hillary Clinton/David Petraeus special treatment.

Posted on Jul 9, 2016 READ MORE


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Jill Stein’s Green New Deal Deserves to Be Heard by Widest Audience Possible

The prospective Green Party presidential candidate is moving up in the polls with progressive ideas to reinvigorate the American economy, save the environment and give power to the people instead of corporations.

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FBI Declares ‘No Charges Are Appropriate’ in Hillary Clinton Email Investigation

FBI Director James Comey said Tuesday that although Clinton and her team were “extremely careless” in their use of a personal email server, his agency recommends that no criminal charges be brought against her.

Posted on Jul 5, 2016 READ MORE



Obama Should Demand FBI Director James Comey’s Resignation Today

The FBI’s ongoing, long-term incompetence has led to the deaths of far too many Americans. San Bernardino and Orlando are only the beginning.

Posted on Jun 13, 2016 READ MORE



Apple Gets Legal and Congressional Boost in Privacy Fight Against U.S. Government

First a New York judge sided with Apple in its battle with the FBI over privacy. Then the technology company helped its case in Congress.

Posted on Mar 1, 2016 READ MORE



How Did Apple End Up in the Government’s Encryption Crosshairs?

The tech giant has positioned itself as a champion of privacy by engaging in a potentially momentous conflict with the federal government over encryption.

Posted on Feb 18, 2016 READ MORE



FBI Admits Lack of Data on Police Shootings Is ‘Embarrassing,’ ‘Ridiculous’

Director James Comey says The Guardian and The Washington Post are doing a better job of tracking information than the U.S. government.

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Can Apple, Google and Facebook Save Us From Big Brother?

The big tech companies have the resources to launch a campaign for privacy that could change the world. As one scholar and researcher has written, “They may be our best chance out of this surveillance mess.”

Posted on Sep 11, 2015 READ MORE



FBI: Dylann Roof Should Not Have Been Sold Gun

FBI director James B. Comey has confirmed that a flawed background check allowed the suspect to purchase the weapon used in the mass slaying at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., last month.

Posted on Jul 10, 2015 READ MORE



Cybersecurity, Encryption and the Golden Age of Surveillance

The governments of both the United States and the United Kingdom want a master key to everyone’s digital life.

Posted on Jul 8, 2015 READ MORE



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The Subversive James Comey

Thursday’s speech by FBI Director James Comey at Georgetown University was remarkable on its own terms and revolutionary in the context of his agency’s history.

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Alleged Sex Traffickers Exploit Welfare System to Abduct and Sell Child Slaves

After a national operation in which 168 children were rescued from sex slavery right here in First-World America, the BBC reports that pimps take advantage of a system meant to care for children without families of their own.

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Weiner’s Campaign Sinks, Limbaugh and Hannity Reportedly Dropped, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Mitt Romney denies his infamous “47 percent” remark and Eliot Spitzer weighs in on Anthony Weiner’s latest round of illicit messages.

Posted on Jul 29, 2013 READ MORE


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Bush Caved on NSA Surveillance After Top Officials Threatened to Resign

According to The Washington Post, some of the top officials who served during the George W. Bush administration, including the man whom President Obama may tap to become the next head of the FBI, threatened to resign nine years ago upon learning that then-President Bush had ordered the NSA to begin collecting metadata on emails and Skype calls placed within the U.S.

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Bachmann’s Craziest Comments, Ricin Letter Sent to Bloomberg, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the likely next head of the FBI is revealed and a governor up for re-election in 2014 gets set to switch political parties this week.

Posted on May 29, 2013 READ MORE


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