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“Christopher Wray” – Google News: Trump maintains he could fire Fed’s Powell ‘if I wanted to’ – MarketWatch

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President Donald Trump insisted Monday that he has the authority to fire Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, though he added he has no plans to do so. In an extensive interview with The Hill, Trump was asked if he has the power to remove Powell.
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Former attorney Greg Craig (pictured) worked with Konstantin Kilimnik, a man the FBI alleges has ties to Russian intelligence, while preparing a review of the prosecution of Ukrainian President Yulia Tymoshenko.
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Real Clear Politics reporter Philip Wegmann says he believes President Trump is trying to defend his son by making it seem like it is okay to accept foreign opposition research. President Trump on Monday refused to say whether he had confidence in FBI Director Christopher Wray, while acknowledging the two officials have disagreed on some key issues, including whether the president’s campaign was a victim of spying.
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On Feb. 26, 2011, Gabriel Carrillo visited his brother in jail. Deputies handcuffed Carrillo, believing he had a cellphone in violation of state law, and brought him into an employee break room.
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“Well, we’ll see how it turns out,” Trump told The Hill when asked about his confidence level in the FBI director, who has been on the job for nearly two years. “I mean, I disagree with him on that and I think a lot of people are disagreeing.
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The FBI News Review: “fbi reform” – Google News: Chief inspector’s lawsuit: Philly Sheriff Jewell Williams once encouraged me to kill myself – The Philadelphia Inquirer

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“fbi reform” – Google News: Chief inspector’s lawsuit: Philly Sheriff Jewell Williams once encouraged me to kill myself – The Philadelphia Inquirer
The FBI News Review: “Christopher Wray” – Google News: US Official Says No Sign Foreign Actors Compromise Infrastructure Ahead of 2020 Election – UrduPoint News
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Her supervisor, Stephen Postell, whom Williams had promoted to deputy sergeant officer in January 2017, was arrested in March 2018 and charged with indecent exposure, indecent assault, and simple assault related to Ramos’ allegations.
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The FBI News Review: “Christopher Wray” – Google News: US Official Says No Sign Foreign Actors Compromise Infrastructure Ahead of 2020 Election – UrduPoint News

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June 24, 2019 FBI News Review at 17 Hours “Christopher Wray” – Google News: US Official Says No Sign Foreign Actors Compromise Infrastructure Ahead of 2020 Election – UrduPoint News “Peter Strzok” – Google News: Zachary Quinto, Alyssa Milano, others celebrities to stage adaptation of Mueller report – USA TODAY The FBI News Review: “fbi” – Google News: FBI: Shasta Lake couple charged with forced labor of Guatemalan woman and her daughters – KRCRTV.COM “fbi” – Google News: FBI seeking ‘Big Box Bandit’ connected to Kingsport Walmart bank robbery – WJHL-TV News Channel 11 “fbi” – Google News: Knoxville FBI searching for ‘Big Box Bandit’ tied to multiple robberies – WVLT.TV “Christopher Wray” – Google News: US Official Says No Sign Foreign Actors Compromise Infrastructure Ahead of 2020 Election – UrduPoint News FBI from Michael_Novakhov (28 sites) WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 25th June, 2019) The US intelligence community has no indications that foreign actors have compromised the United States’ election infrastructure ahead of 2020 elections, a senior intelligence official said in a telephone briefing on Monday.
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When I started at The Reflector Alex Rodriguez was still playing baseball, James Comey was still the FBI director, Hockinson hadn’t won a state football championship yet and Barack Obama still ruled the free world. 
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Retired National Security Agency police officer Lewis Bracy, a resident of Hanover, and former CIA Director John Brennan share one thing in common: they believe that President Donald Trump is a threat to the nation.
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Andrew Weissmann, Mueller Prosecutor, Writing A Book – Jewish Journal

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What do you do when you conclude a highly secretive, nearly two-year-long investigation into a sitting president? Get a book deal, of course. Andrew Weissmann, one of the top prosecutors on former special counsel Robert Mueller’s team, is breaking his silence on the inner workings of Mueller’s probe into the president and his advisors, The New York Times reports.
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“Christopher Wray” – Google News: US Official Says No Sign Foreign Actors Compromise Infrastructure Ahead of 2020 Election – UrduPoint News
“Peter Strzok” – Google News: Zachary Quinto, Alyssa Milano, others celebrities to stage adaptation of Mueller report – USA TODAY
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“fbi” – Google News: Knoxville FBI searching for ‘Big Box Bandit’ tied to multiple robberies – WVLT.TV

“Christopher Wray” – Google News: US Official Says No Sign Foreign Actors Compromise Infrastructure Ahead of 2020 Election – UrduPoint News

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WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 25th June, 2019) The US intelligence community has no indications that foreign actors have compromised the United States’ election infrastructure ahead of 2020 elections, a senior intelligence official said in a telephone briefing on Monday.
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CLOSE Special counsel Robert Mueller said Wednesday he believed he was constitutionally barred from charging President Donald Trump with a crime but pointedly emphasized his Russia report did not exonerate the president.
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June 24, 2019 FBI News Review at 16 Hours “fbi” – Google News: FBI: Shasta Lake couple charged with forced labor of Guatemalan woman and her daughters – KRCRTV.COM “fbi” – Google News: FBI Omaha to host diversity agent recruitment event – Oskaloosa Herald “mueller” – Google News: Mueller Report play, with cast that includes ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Seinfeld’ stars, live-streams Monday – OregonLive Alerta de Google: fbi counterintelligence: Trey Gowdy: FBI gave campaigns different briefings in 2016; Strzok handled Trump’s “mueller” – Google News: Stars come out to perform in play based on Mueller report – CNN International “fbi” – Google News: FBI: Shasta Lake couple charged with forced labor of Guatemalan woman and her daughters – KRCRTV.COM FBI from Michael_Novakhov (28 sites) FBI: Shasta Lake couple charged with forced labor of Guatemalan woman and her daughters KRCRTV.COMAn indictment was unsealed on Monday following the arrests of Nery Martinez, 50, and Maura Martinez, 50, of Shasta Lake.
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FBI seeking ‘Big Box Bandit’ connected to Kingsport Walmart bank robbery KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) – Investigators are seeking a man they say is connected to several bank robberies, including one in Kingsport.
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) — The Knoxville FBI field office is asking for the public’s help in the search for a man connected to five robberies in three states. Investigators said the man, labeled the “Big Box Bandit,” is wanted for questioning in four robberies and a carjacking incident that happened in Knoxville.
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FBI: Shasta Lake couple charged with forced labor of Guatemalan woman and her daughters KRCRTV.COMAn indictment was unsealed on Monday following the arrests of Nery Martinez, 50, and Maura Martinez, 50, of Shasta Lake.
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OMAHA, Neb. — As part of the FBI’s commitment to attract highly skilled and diverse talent, the FBI Omaha Field Office will host a Diversity Agent Recruitment (DAR) event on July 23, 2019, from 5–8 p.m.
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Ever since “Hamilton” exploded on the scene four years ago, everyone has become interested in theatrical extravaganzas about politics. (Maybe you missed the 2016 “Hamilton”-inspired parody “Jeb!” that popped up as former Florida Gov.
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by WorldTribune Staff, June 24, 2019 When it was advising the 2016 presidential campaigns on how to deal with the threat posed by foreign actors, the FBI gave preferential treatment to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, former South Carolina Rep.
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It’s not Shakespeare: It’s the Mueller report, adapted for the stage. Stars such as Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Mark Hamill, John Lithgow and Alyssa Milano will perform Monday night in a play based on the special counsel’s report into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
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The House Judiciary Committee on Monday announced a tentative agreement to question a former White House lawyer whose written notes provided key evidence to Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russia interference in the 2016 election.
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Mueller report as theater: Mark Hamill, Julia Louis-Dreyfus among celebs to star in new play Los Angeles TimesThe Mueller report has been turned into a play by Pulitzer-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan and will be livestreamed on Monday night.
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If you’re waiting for a cinematic adaptation of the Mueller Report, you likely have a long wait ahead of you. If, however, you want to hear some of Hollywood’s biggest actors give their take on the special counsel‘s investigation of Donald Trump and interference in the 2016 election, you only have to wait a few hours.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Another senior ex-White House aide has agreed to provide testimony, initially in writing, to congressional investigators probing possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump, the U.S.
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Reps. Val Demings (shown), Eric Swalwell and John Ratcliffe sit on both the Intelligence and Judiciary committees, and so they have access to evidence that underpins both volumes of Mueller’s report | Aaron P.
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The Trump Investigations Blog by Michael Novakhov – Review Of News And Opinions: 12:43 PM 6/24/2019 – Ariel Cohen is absolutely correct in highlighting this issue, problem, and connection: “Russia is Drowning in Corruption. Trump Should Offer to Help”.

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Ariel Cohen is absolutely correct in highlighting this issue, problem, and connection: “Russia is Drowning in Corruption. Trump Should Offer to Help“.

I did call on Mr. Trump to fight the New Mob, and to make it his priority. Regardless of the course of  continuing Investigations, multiple and multi-prong, from the Congressional to the various criminal investigations on Mr. Mueller’s referrals, into Mr. Trump and his business and political dealings; this prioritized (but not necessarily advertised), the ANTI-MOB course and direction seem to be the most logical and appropriate, it will strike the Beast in his heart. 

The Global New Mob is the Global parasite which sucks the blood and resources from the World Economy, depriving the millions of the opportunities for the decent living. 

Russia is their first and primary victim. 

The coordinated and sophisticated, decisive, smart actions are needed to fight this Hydra, which is combination of the New Abwehr Intelligence Services and Special Operations works with the activities of their criminal underlings-mobsters as the storm troopers, money mangers, and accountants, in my humble, non-specialist opinion, which I shared with the readers earlier in my blogs.

Hopefully, these issues will be addressed also, among the other issues for discussions, at the Jerusalem Security Meeting, which just has started today. 

P.S. As a personal, and maybe the bitter note; the Mountain Jewish (“Gorskiye Yevrei”) mobsters, who appear to have some type of the predilection for Mr. Trump and his mythical status, look and feel especially disgusting and revolting to me, maybe because I am from the same, quite small ethnic group, and although I do not know any of them personally, I sense their rotten, sick, low, predatory, animalistic, primitive, tribal, perverse, deeply psychopathic, thieves’ nature. 

Michael Novakhov

6.24.19
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12:43 PM 6/24/2019 – Ariel Cohen is absolutely correct in highlighting this issue, problem, and connection: “Russia is Drowning in Corruption. Trump Should Offer to Help”.

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Ariel Cohen is absolutely correct in highlighting this issue, problem, and connection: “Russia is Drowning in Corruption. Trump Should Offer to Help“.

I did call on Mr. Trump to fight the New Mob, and to make it his priority. Regardless of the course of  continuing Investigations, multiple and multi-prong, from the Congressional to the various criminal investigations on Mr. Mueller’s referrals, into Mr. Trump and his business and political dealings; this prioritized (but not necessarily advertised), the ANTI-MOB course and direction seem to be the most logical and appropriate, it will strike the Beast in his heart. 

The Global New Mob is the Global parasite which sucks the blood and resources from the World Economy, depriving the millions of the opportunities for the decent living. 

Russia is their first and primary victim. 

The coordinated and sophisticated, decisive, smart actions are needed to fight this Hydra, which is combination of the New Abwehr Intelligence Services and Special Operations works with the activities of their criminal underlings-mobsters as the storm troopers, money mangers, and accountants. 

Hopefully, these issues will be addressed also at the Jerusalem Security Meeting, which just has started today. 

Michael Novakhov

6.24.19
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Russia is Drowning in Corruption. Trump Should Offer to Help

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When President Trump meets Vladimir Putin in Osaka next week for the G-20, he should remember that for all its international bluster, Russia is sliding into a black hole of crime, corruption, and illegality—and that more and more Russians are taking note. This was nowhere more evident than in the protests that erupted in Moscow earlier this month after local police planted cocaine and other drugs in the apartment of investigative journalist Ivan Golunov, who exposed high level corruption in the Moscow burial business and among the relatives of a Moscow deputy mayor.
Due to the protests, Golunov was acquitted and case closed, but the story does not end there. Corruption in law enforcement and in courts is choking Russia’s economic growth.
This is no exaggeration: Russia’s GDP growth is anemic. Its economy is saddled with Western sanctions. And Russia allocates less and less funding towards critical high-tech areas like space and artificial intelligence (AI)—the opposite of competitors like China and the United States. However, unlike a real black hole that swallows all matter, this one allows capital to escape—Russia’s freezing business climate is simply too harsh for investors.
In 2018, $68 billion fled Russia—twice as much as the year before. Since 1994, over $750 billion left Russia, Bloomberg estimates. Millions of educated young people emigrated to the UK, Silicon Valley, and Israel.
Furthermore, Russia’s higher-ups are implicated in the largest money laundering scheme in history, which was disclosed at the end of 2018. Run via Danske Bank out of Tallinn, Estonia, the operation is alleged to have laundered over $200 billion, much of it originating from within the Russian Federation. Latvian and Moldovan banks are alleged to have participated as well. Putin’s cousin Igor is allegedly connected to the scheme, at least according to OCCRP, a Washington, D.C.-based anti-corruption watchdog.
If the United States and Russia are to repair the frayed relationship, Trump can and should offer Putin technical assistance in restoring the rule of law, the absence of which invites corrupt state officials and oligarchs to destroy shareholders’ value, cause massive industrial companies to accrue crippling debt, abuse state-subsidized credit, and engage in corporate raiding, Russian style— known colloquially as reiderstvo.
Russian corporate raiding is a well-known phenomenon. Emerging in the 1990s, it mutated into a genuine dark art form in 2003-2005, when Igor Sechin, the current CEO and Chairman of the Management Board of the state-owned oil behemoth Rosneft, raided Russia’s independent Yukos oil company. Former Yukos shareholders were eventually awarded over $50 billion to compensate for their loss in the Yukos affair. They continue to seek justice as their case reaches a critical stage in The Hague, with a trial in September.
In 2014 Rosneft raided Bashneft, a successful oil company owned by AFK Sistema, the apolitical businessman Vladimir Yevtushenkov’s holding company, by involving Russian authorities. As a result, he lost Bashneft, paid $2.3 billion in compensation to Rosneft, and Sistema’s stock declined from $23 in 2014 to $2.80 last week.
Anders Åslund, a senior fellow and my colleague at the Atlantic Council, writes in his excellent new book “Russia’s Crony Capitalism“, that Gazprom, another national champion, is the top value destroyer of Putin’s realm. Gazprom sold natural gas below market price to the U.S.-indicted, allegedly kickbacks-paying Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Firtash, for resale at a discount to Ukrainian oligarchs. It paid tens of billions of dollars in inflated prices to Kremlin cronies in massive pipeline construction projects. Gazprom’s value fell by staggering $419 billion from 2009 to 2016.
They might just as well have made these pipelines out of gold.
Back in the 1990s, the United States and the West offered Russia legal, regulatory, and corporate governance technical assistance—an effort that I was proud to be a part of. But, to paraphrase the Harvard historian Edward Keenan, Russia swallowed these reforms up and spat them out—just as it did with capitalism, social democracy, parliamentary government, and individual rights.
Today, reiderstvo is alive and well: A number of oligarchs made their names in reiderstvo wars. One of them the majority owner of worldwide fertilizer heavyweight Uralkali and sister company Uralchem is Dmitry Mazepin. A native of Minsk, Belarus, with alleged connections to its authoritarian ruler Alexander Lukashenkо, Mazepin served in Afghanistan as a military translator—often an intelligence affiliation give-away—and is now expanding his business in Africa.
A classic example of Russian corporate raiding practices is Mazepin’s currently ongoing siege on Tolgliatti Azot, a massive producer of nitrous fertilizer. In Kafkaesque court proceedings ongoing in Samara, a judge named Andrey Kirillov allowed anonymous witnesses, permitted the use of faked evidence, barred the defense from calling witnesses, and threw out the earlier-agreed court schedule, allegedly to suppress defense evidence and testimony. He also denied interpreters for non-Russian speaking witnesses.
Moreover, it is now coming to light how deep new economic corruption runs in Russia. In violation of the double jeopardy principle, entrepreneurs across the country are being pressured with charges of criminal conspiracy under Article 210 of the criminal code. An article designed to combat organized criminal gangs, 210 is now applied to any perceived economic crime against companies and their leadership who have become targets of investigators, says Tatyana Mineeva, the Moscow City business ombudsman. And now this same tactic is being employed in the TogliattiAzot saga.
As a lawyer, I am always shocked and depressed when I observe Russian court room proceedings, something I have done on numerous occasions. If Mr. Trump had a sensibility about the rule of law, he would recognize it as Mr. Putin’s ultimate vulnerability. As long as corporate raiders continue to run unchecked, receiving credit and government support on the highest level, Russia will be a land from which money flees and companies die; a place where, as the ancient maps used to say, “there be dragons” – in the business sense.
Ariel Cohen, Ph.D., is a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, and Director, Energy, Growth and Security Program at the International Tax and Investment Center.
The views expressed in this article are the author’s own.​​​​​
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