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Trey Gowdy blasts Peter Strzok’s ‘source’ behind the ‘insurance policy’

“Gowdy, one of the Republicans who received Strzok’s testimony and was concerned that the “insurance policy” had to do with a plan to undermine Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, doubts such a source ever existed” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Trey Gowdy said Thursday the most important information that came out of former FBI agent Peter Strzok’s private testimony to Congress last year was about the “insurance policy” mentioned in a text message to Lisa Page, a former FBI lawyer with whom Strzok was having an affair.Rand Paul, R-Ky., and President Trump. “This…

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Strzok said Mueller never asked if anti-Trump bias affected job

“Former FBI agent Peter Strzok testified last year he was never asked by special counsel Robert Mueller whether his negative opinions about President Trump ever influenced the Russia investigation” reports washingtonexaminer.com. The IG is also reviewing the Russia investigation, but has yet to release a report focused on it.Most of the text messages raising such questions pertained to the Russia investigation, which was not a part of this review.”. Strzok testified that he was a “senior leader” in the Russia investigation and a “lead agent” in the special counsel investigation…

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New York Grand Jury Looking Into Facebook’s Data Sharing Agreements

“Both of the companies had inked partnerships with Facebook in which they got access to the data on hundreds of millions of Facebook users” reports pymnts.com. At the same time that the grand jury inquiry is going on, Facebook is dealing with other investigations into its practices.Facebook is the subject of a criminal investigation by federal prosecutors over the data deals it inked with some of the biggest technology companies, reported The New York Times. Source: pymnts.com

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Robert Kraft case reveals how police can secretly install cameras inside a private business

“In the investigation, hidden cameras were used to capture Kraft on video inside the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida, police records show” writes Boston Globe for cnbc.com. The technique was used recently in a sweeping human trafficking investigation in South Florida in which New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was among those arrested. Source: cnbc.com

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Facebook under new criminal investigation for its data-sharing deals

“Facebook is under criminal investigation for a series of controversial data-sharing deals it signed with other major tech companies, according to reports” writes Us Technology Reporter for telegraph.co.uk. A grand jury in New York has ordered two smartphone makers which were party to such deals to hand over documents, according to the New York Times, though it is not known what exactly the jury is investigating.The probe constitutes a sharp escalation of Facebook’s legal problems in the USA, where it is under scrutiny from four separate government agencies, including the…

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Rand Paul says Lisa Page testimony on anti-Trump ‘insurance policy’ ‘deserves more attention’

“Rand Paul, R-Ky., called for increased attention to what former FBI attorney Lisa Page told congressional investigators last year about an “insurance policy” against President Trump” reports washingtonexaminer.com. “FBI Mistress, Lisa Page, confirmed to House Judiciary, there was an anti-Trump Insurance Policy and it’s the fake Russian investigation!. In a tweet Wednesday, Paul also stressed how Page said she knew of “almost no evidence of collusion” in the federal Russia investigation as late as May 2017.However, Page testified that “it is entirely common, particularly in a counterintelligence investigation, that you…

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FBI arrests “Full House” actress in admissions scam probe

“Loughlin was expected to appear in federal court on conspiracy charges Wednesday afternoon” reports cbsnews.com. William Singer pleaded guilty in Boston federal court Tuesday to running the scam, which federal prosecutors called the biggest of its kind.”Full House” actress Lori Loughlin, known as Aunt Becky on the TV show, was taken into custody by the FBI in Los Angeles Wednesday morning as part of the investigation into a massive college admissions scam, CBS News senior investigative producer Pat Milton reports. Source: cbsnews.com

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Canada joins list of countries to ban Boeing aircraft as investigation of fatal crash offers few answers

“A. The FAA requires every large commercial aircraft to carry two “black boxes,” a cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorder” writes David Koenig for sun-sentinel.com. Canada has become the latest country to close its air space to the Boeing 737 Max 8 jet as the investigation continues into an Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people, the second fatal crash involving that particular aircraft in just over five months. Source: sun-sentinel.com

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