Saturday, March 17, 2018

Andrew McCabe

Donald Trump's Attorney General Jeff Sessions fires FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe -- just days before he was supposed to retire. Firing McCabe, who has worked at the FBI for the past 22 years, before his retirement causes him to lose his pension. McCabe has made a statement regarding his firing.  After McCabe's firing, John Dowd, Trump's personal lawyer said that he hoped Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein would follow Sessions and fire Robert Mueller, head of the Trump/Russia probe. It is now being reported that Andrew McCabe has lawyered up retaining former inspector general of the Justice Department, Michael Bromwich to represent him.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Evan Osnos

Evan Osnos, staff writer for the New Yorker. Osnos recently co-authored a detailed report with Adam Entous about how senior adviser to the president, Jared Kushner is unable to attain White House security clearance. Despite not having security clearance Kushner still gets access everyday to the president’s highly classified daily brief from the intelligence community. We also learn from the article that Kushner made the decision to meet alone, one on one with Chinese ambassador Cui Tiankai. Kushner has reportedly discussed his own business interests alongside policy with Cui. Last year the New York Times reported that eight days after the election Kushner met with an insurance company tied to the Chinese government that was considering putting millions of dollars into Kushner’s struggling 666 Fifth Avenue building in Manhattan. Kushner reportedly has to make a 1.2 billion dollar mortgage payment on the building next year despite the fact that there are no signs he will be able to make that payment.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Chuck Rosenberg

Former U.S. attorney, Chuck Rosenberg. Here Rosenberg discusses with Rachel Maddow the FISA process and why the FBI’s hands are tied after the release of Devin Nunes’ memo stunt. When Maddow asked, “Should we expect that there would be some kind of rebuttal that the FBI would issue a public statement clarifying what are the implicit allegations against them in this memo?” Rosenberg used a hypothetical situation to explain saying, “Imagine that someone leaked a document that said that Rachel Maddow, a senior official at a foreign government, loved Nutella but would only eat it with a red plastic spoon and that becomes public and is marked top secret and everyone is wondering, ‘why in the world would that be marked top secret? That seems so innocuous.’ But it turns out only one person in the world, your Great Aunt Barbra knows you like eating Nutella with a red plastic spoon. And so we’ve now told the whole world that Great Aunt Barbra is the source for the United States government, she’s a mole, she’s a spy and something very bad is going to happen to her in the next couple of days in that foreign country. So the FBI cannot be in the business of rebutting this stuff because to rebut it they’re gonna lay out other facts that foreign governments are going to use to their advantage and our disadvantage.” This is what Donald Trump has done to the United States Federal Bureau  of Investigation in order to obstruct justice and try to get himself off the hook for conspiring with Russia to win the office of the presidency.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Franklin Foer

National correspondent for The Atlantic, Franklin Foer. Here Foer discusses his new reporting for the Atlantic about Donald Trump campaign manager, Paul Manafort's checkered past and how he wanted to work for the Trump campaign for free.