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Giuliani: White House wants briefing on classified info

“House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, an ardent Trump supporter, originally demanded the information on an FBI source in the Russia investigation” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. They also said it was inappropriate for White House officials to attend any part of a meeting about a criminal investigation that directly concerns the president and his campaign. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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South Africa investigates $80 million bitcoin scam

“Local technology news website mybroadband.co.za had reported in March that more than $50 million was lost by investors in BTC Global” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “Members of the public are believed to have been targeted as part of the scam and encouraged by agents of BTC Global,” the police said in a statement.JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African authorities are investigating an alleged cryptocurrency scam that defrauded investors of 1 billion rand ($80 million) with promises of huge returns that never materialized, police said on Friday.The investigation follows a…

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Police seize $29m in cash from property linked to Najib Razak

“Malaysian police seized have $29m in cash from a property linked to the ousted prime minister Najib Razak as part of their investigation into the 1MDB scandal, while 37 bags of jewellery, watches and gold bars seized are yet to be valued” writes Hannah Ellis-petersen for theguardian.com. Both Najib and UMNO, the political party that Najib led before his election loss, have claimed that the cash in Najib’s home was campaign funds being transferred to new party leadership.In the Kuala Lumpur home where Najib and his wife Rosmah Mansor live,…

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Government ends investigation of salmonella-contaminated kratom

“The government has ended its investigation of salmonella illnesses that federal officials linked to the herbal supplement kratom” writes Rocky Mountain Laboratories for washingtonexaminer.com. As a result, they believe that multiple retailers were selling kratom that was contaminated, and the investigation resulted in several recalls from distributors. FDA has issued reports about deaths associated with kratom, though supporters of keeping the drug legal for research purposes note that the death certificates often mention the possible involvement other drugs. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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US Justice Department Begins Criminal Investigation of Bitcoin Manipulation

“The US Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation into Bitcoin price manipulation, according to a Bloomberg report which cites four people familiar with the matter” writes Joseph Moore for financemagnates.com. John Griffin, a University of Texas finance professor, said: “There’s very little monitoring of manipulative trading, spoofing and wash trading.A single bitcoin is currently worth $7,372, and the network has a market capitalisation of $125.7 billion, according to coinmarketcap.com.The CFTC is also the body that regulates Bitcoin derivatives in the US. According to the report, federal prosecutors are working…

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The U.S. is investigating bitcoin price manipulation

“The Justice Department is looking into whether traders are manipulating the prices of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, reports Bloomberg” reports fastcompany.com. Specifically, the investigation is looking into criminal practices that can influence prices, including flooding the market with fake orders to spur other people into buying or selling.The news of the investigation, which is in its early stages, follows other countries that are becoming cautious of cryptocurrencies. Source: fastcompany.com Share This:

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Self-driving Uber saw pedestrian 6 seconds before fatal crash, new NTSB report says

“More details have emerged about the self-driving Uber car crash that killed a woman in Arizona earlier this year” writes Sasha Lekach for mashable.com. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released its preliminary findings Thursday about the March 18 fatal crash.The test driver told investigators she was looking at the self-driving system interface, not cellphones — though those were in the vehicle — just before the crash.Video footage came out shortly after the crash and lines up with the NTSB findings based on Uber camera recordings. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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Dem, GOP leaders to get classified briefings on Russia probe

“Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr was also invited, as was the top Democrat on the Senate intelligence panel, Sen” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. After Democrats strongly objected that a GOP-only intelligence briefing was inappropriate, the Justice Department late Wednesday scheduled a second briefing for bipartisan congressional leaders and the same intelligence officials. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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Bernstein: Even If There Was No Trump-Russia Collusion, Mueller Investigation Must Go Forward

“Carl Bernstein said even if there is was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia and that there is no “there” there the Mueller campaign must go forward” reports realclearpolitics.com. In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Wednesday, the reporter said Trump is trying to “bury” the investigation, calling it “unlike anything we have ever seen from a modern president.”.  Source: realclearpolitics.com Share This:

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Pollster to Dem Candidates: Focus on Mueller Indictments

“The ongoing investigation has so far resulted in two dozen indictments, including that of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, and a couple of campaign associates have pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators” reports realclearpolitics.com. Some Democrats worry that sentiment could lead to a downturn in public support for the investigation if left unchallenged.They argue that the latter evokes results while the former appears to rehash an election that voters have already moved on from.But the findings of the Navigator survey indicate that while most Americans say the investigation…

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