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Jun 06 2019
FBI wiretap petitions for Trump campaign contained key errors
Four FBI wiretap applications targeting a Trump campaign volunteer were more inaccurate than previously known based on subsequent investigative information, an analysis shows.
The FBI applications to federal judges under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) are a central focus of the Justice Department’s special review of how the Obama administration started its probe intoWashington Times
Jan 16 2020
White House hold on Ukraine aid violated federal law, congressional watchdog says
The White House violated federal law in its hold on security aid to Ukraine last year, according to a decision by a congressional watchdog released on Thursday and reviewed by The Washington Post.
The Government Accountability Office, a nonpartisan agency that reports to Congress, found the Trump administration violated a law that governs how the White House disburses money approved byWashington Post
Nov 18 2019
Pompeo Announces U.S. Will Not Consider Israeli Settlements Illegal
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Monday that the U.S. would no longer consider Israeli settlements in the West Bank to be in violation of international law.
The move reversed 41 years of U.S. policy regarding the issue based on a 1978 legal opinion from the State Department that concluded the settlements were “inconsistent with international law.” In 1981 the policy wasNational Review
May 01 2020
For Many Small Businesses, U.S. Coronavirus Aid Falls Short
The federal government’s $660 billion aid program for small businesses coping with the coronavirus pandemic threatens to leave hundreds of thousands of companies struggling to survive because of its limits on nonpayroll expenses.
The Paycheck Protection Program requires that 75% of the funds go for employee salaries, and no more than 25% on rent, mortgage interest and utility payments.Wall Street Journal (News)
Dec 09 2019
DOJ inspector general finds 17 'significant errors or omissions' in Carter Page FISA applications
The Justice Department watchdog excoriated the FBI for relying upon British ex-spy Christopher Steele's dossier in obtaining Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants to monitor onetime Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who released a report on Monday showing his findings regarding allegations of surveillance abuses, also found the FISA processWashington Examiner
Feb 01 2018
Why releasing the super-secret Nunes memo is so divisive: What you need to know
No one seems to be neutral on a so-called "secret memo." The document, written by Republicans from the House Intelligence Committee, either reveals "shocking" spying abuses by the FBI and Justice Department or is just a Republican-created distraction from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation as it moves closer to President Trump.USA TODAY
Apr 09 2020
Third Week of Big U.S. Jobless Claims Sees 6.61 Million Filings
Americans applied for unemployment benefits in massive numbers for a third straight week, bringing the total to about 16.8 million during the coronavirus pandemic’s economic shutdown.
A total of 6.61 million people filed jobless claims in the week ended April 4, according to Labor Department figures released Thursday, as more states ordered residents to stay home and overwhelmedBloomberg
Apr 09 2020
Trump’s Claims on IG, Wisconsin Election
At the White House coronavirus task force press briefing on April 7, President Donald Trump distorted the facts about the person he dismissed as the chief watchdog for spending under the new pandemic relief legislation and the Wisconsin election, which took place as scheduled despite the coronavirus outbreak:
The president suggested he removed Glenn Fine as the Pentagon’s actingFactCheck.org
Aug 03 2019
The DOJ Will Not Prosecute James Comey over Trump Memos
A free society cannot stay free for long if the criminal-justice system becomes a political weapon, if that becomes our norm.
The most alarming aspect of the Trump–Russia investigation, and of the stark difference between the aggression with which it was pursued and the see-no-evil passivity of the Clinton emails caper, is the way the investigative process was used to influenceNational Review