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Trump: I could ‘run’ the Russia investigation myself if I wanted

“Mueller’s investigation is looking at whether the 2016 Trump campaign colluded with Russia before the election, as well as whether Trump obstructed justice by firing former FBI Director James Comey” reports washingtonexaminer.com. President Trump has not given the prospect of stripping special counsel Robert Mueller of his security clearance much consideration, but said Monday he could “run” the federal Russia investigation if he so wished. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Ofcom launches anti-competition probe into parcel delivery sector 

“Communications regulator Ofcom has started an investigation into potential cartel activity in the business parcel delivery sector” writes Alan Tovey for telegraph.co.uk. The watchdog said it was investigating suspected market sharing and customer allocation deals in the industry, which could result in “prevention, restriction or distortion of competition in the UK and/or the European Union”.A spokesman for Ofcom refused to give details of which companies or activities it was examining, saying only that the investigation will establish whether competition rules had been breached and was at an early stage. It…

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Prosecutors Focus on Taxi Businesses Owned by Cohen, Family

“The investigation is trying to determine whether Cohen misrepresented the value of his assets to obtain the loans, the newspaper said” writes Min Read for reuters.com. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal prosecutors are focused on over $20 million in loans obtained by U.S. President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen from taxi businesses owned by him and his family, the New York Times reported on Sunday.Sterling received a grand jury subpoena seeking records related to the loans, one of the people said.The loans are part of an investigation into whether…

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Investigators examine over $20 million in loans by former Trump lawyer Cohen: New York Times

“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal prosecutors are focused on over $20 million in loans obtained by U.S. President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen from taxi businesses owned by him and his family, the New York Times reported on Sunday” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The investigation is trying to determine whether Cohen misrepresented the value of his assets to obtain the loans, the newspaper said.The loans are part of an investigation into whether Cohen committed bank and tax fraud, and for possible campaign law violations linked to a…

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Michael Cohen under investigation for $20 million-plus in bank fraud: Report

“Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal lawyer, may be charged by the end of August for committing bank fraud in excess of $20 million related to the taxi businesses owned by him and his family, according to a report Sunday” writes Pablo Martinez Monsivais for washingtonexaminer.com. Cohen’s shifting loyalty has concerned Trump advisers as Mueller’s team presses on with its investigation.The New York-led investigation, conducted in conjunction with the FBI and IRS, was prompted after they received a referral from special counsel Robert Mueller’s federal Russia probe. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Did Sally Yates enable DOJ official tied to Trump dossier? GOP investigators want to know

“Today our president called on his (recused) AG to shut down the investigation of his own campaign,” Yates wrote on Twitter” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Ohr, formerly the associate deputy attorney general, was demoted after it came to light he met with Steele and Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson.GOP lawmakers are eager to learn more about the government’s reliance on the Trump dossier, which contains a number of salacious claims about the president’s ties to Russia. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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U.S. special counsel recommends six months in prison for Papadopoulos

“The defendant’s crime was serious and caused damage to the government’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election,” Mueller’s memo said” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Muller also told the judge that Papadopoulos had not fully cooperated with prosecutors.WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Special Counsel Robert Mueller recommended in a court filing on Friday that a judge sentence former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos to up to six months in prison for lying to federal agents investigating whether Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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U.S. government wants Facebook to break Messenger encryption for a criminal investigation

“The Messenger issue arose in Fresno, California, as part of an investigation of the MS-13 gang, one of the people said” reports venturebeat.com. Facebook is arguing in court that Messenger voice calls are encrypted end-to-end, meaning that only the two parties have access to the conversation, two of the people briefed on the case said. Source: venturebeat.com Share This:

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The Fix: How Trump’s security-clearance gambit could actually get him in deeper trouble with Mueller

“President Trump has revoked the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan” writes August At Pm for washingtonpost.com. But the question, as with many aspects of the Mueller investigation, is whether the intent clearly stems from the investigation.Presidents generally have broad authority to grant and revoke security clearances at their will (kind of like pardon powers). Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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Federal probe targets Ohio State over sex abuse allegations

“(Reuters) – Federal authorities have opened a civil rights investigation into how Ohio State University officials responded to allegations of sexual abuse by a now-deceased doctor who worked for its athletic department, the school said” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The Republican, considered by some to be a possible contender to succeed the retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan, has denied knowing anything about abuse allegations at the time. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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