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Maria Butina, Russian gun-rights advocate charged in Mueller probe, moved to Va. jail

“A Russian woman charged with attempting to infiltrate the National Rifle Association and other American political groups as a covert agent for the Russian Federation has been moved from the D.C. jail to the Alexandria jail, her attorney and jail officials said Saturday” writes Spencer S for washingtonpost.com. She pleaded not guilty; her attorney said Butina was merely networking to develop relationships with Americans.Butina’s attorney, Robert N. Driscoll, said that Butina was not given a reason for the move between 5 and 6 p.m.Butina’s attorney said she has not been…

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Preet Bharara says ‘God bless the deep state’ if they care about Constitution and law

“Former New York U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara delivered praise for the term “deep state” if it refers to government officials who are upholding the rule of law and the Constitution” reports washingtonexaminer.com. “By deep state, if you mean professionals who are consummate professionals who understand what continuity means, who understand what the Constitution is, who don’t care about party, who don’t care about politics, who do what is right and honor the law and honor the Constitution, then God bless the deep state,” said Bharara, a frequent critic of Trump.Another…

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Whistleblower accuses Tesla of spying on employees at Gigafactory: attorney

“Hansen alleges that he found ties between the Tesla employee and members of the cartel and urged Tesla to disclose that information to the DEA, his attorney said in the news release” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Hansen alleged that Tesla, at the direction of Musk, installed surveillance equipment at the Gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada to eavesdrop on the personal cellphones of employees while at work, according to Meissner. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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U.S. attorney general issues order to speed up immigrant deportations

“Unlike the federal judiciary system, U.S. immigration courts fall under the Department of Justice and the attorney general can intervene” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday sought to speed up the deportation of illegal immigrants, telling immigration judges they should only postpone cases in removal proceedings “for good cause shown.”. Department spokesman Devin O’Malley said more immigration judges had been hired, but “unnecessary and improper continuances … continue to plague the immigration court system and contribute to the backlog.”. Granting…

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Trump shames Sessions: ‘If we had a real Attorney General,’ there would be no Russia investigation

“President Trump complained Tuesday that the Russia investigation would never have been launched at all if he had a “real” attorney general in place to stop it” reports washingtonexaminer.com. When Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, that prompted Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to appoint special counsel Robert Mueller to lead the Russia investigation.The president chose Sessions as his nominee for attorney general shortly after he defeated Clinton, and called Sessions “a world-class legal mind.”. The president reportedly asked Sessions to reverse his decision at a dinner at the president’s…

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A Tex-Mex restaurant celebrated serving Jeff Sessions — and had to quit social media after huge backlash

“The restaurant was criticised for welcoming Attorney Jeff Sessions given his support of strict immigration policies” writes Sin Ad Baker for businessinsider.com. Many called for a boycott of the restaurant given Session’s key role in Trump’s strict immigration policies, and owner Roland Laurenzo told CBS affiliate KHOU11 that he had received death threats. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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FBI agent Strzok, who criticized Trump in text messages, is fired

“Aitan Goelman, Strzok’s attorney, said in a statement that FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich made the decision to terminate his client” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Peter Strzok, the FBI agent who came under fire by Republicans for sending text messages that disparaged Donald Trump during the presidential campaign, was dismissed from the bureau late Friday, his attorney said on Monday. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Donald Trump says attorney general Jeff Sessions must end ‘rigged’ Russia investigation

“Donald Trump has called on his attorney general Jeff Sessions to end the Russian election meddling investigation, once again ramping up the rhetoric on the probe overshadowing his presidency” writes Zoe Strimpel for telegraph.co.uk. Mr Mueller was appointed to lead the investigation after Mr Trump fired James Comey as FBI director in May 2017.The early morning tweets came with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential campaign once again in the headlines. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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