Judge turns down Manafort's bid to nix money laundering charge - A federal judge has rejected former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's attempt to toss out a money laundering charge stemming from his use of offshore bank accounts funded by a lobbying campaign he masterminded on behalf of political interests in Ukraine. Manafort's defense team argued that the tens of millions of dollars he's accused of laundering didn't qualify as the proceeds of criminal activity because lobbying for a foreign entity in the U.S. is legal and the only crime Manafort may have committed in that regard is failing to register.
IG Report Highlights FBI Counterspy Failings - Disclosures by the Justice Department inspector general of political bias among FBI agents is focusing new attention on problems within the FBI's once-storied counterintelligence division. The report by Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz reveals evidence of politicization among senior FBI officials, notably the text message by Deputy Assistant Director for Counterintelligence Peter Strzok suggesting Strzok was willing to use official counterintelligence powers to "stop" Donald Trump from becoming president in the 2016 election campaign.
Trump: Dems want illegal immigrants to 'infest our country' - President Trump restated his support for his administration's policy of separating migrant families at the U.S. border, calling Democrats "the problem." “We must always arrest people coming into our Country illegally. Of the 12,000 children, 10,000 are being sent by their parents on a very dangerous trip, and only 2,000 are with their parents, many of whom have tried to enter our Country illegally on numerous occasions,” he wrote.
Comey Under Investigation For Handling Of Classified Information - Former FBI director James Comey is under investigation for mishandling classified information, DOJ inspector general Michael Horowitz revealed. He is specifically under investigation for his handling of memos he wrote about interactions with President Trump while FBI director.
‘It’s A Human Right’: Mexican Presidential Candidate On Mass Exodus To America - Mexican presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) called for mass immigration to the United States during a speech declaring it a “human right” for all North Americans. “And soon, very soon — after the victory of our movement — we will defend all the migrants in the American continent and all the migrants in the world,” Obrador said, adding that immigrants “must leave their towns and find a life in the United States.”
Immigration fears fuel crisis in Western politics - One issue now dominates political debate within the major Western democracies, and that one issue could now divide the West upon itself: migration.
Russian trolls are exploiting family-separation stories 'to sow discord among Americans': Senator - Russian bots and internet trolls are stoking the U.S. debate over family separation, a Republican senator said, dropping a bombshell into the middle of the immigration debate. “Trolls and bots are still active on Twitter trying to deceive us. They’re even using the current family separation & immigration debate to sow discord among Americans,” Sen. James Lankford, Oklahoma Republican, said.
Sessions Talking To Lawmakers About Using DNA Tests To Verify Parents Of Immigrant Children - Attorney General Jeff Sessions is exploring the possibility of using DNA tests to verify the parentage of illegal alien adults who attempt to cross the southern border with children, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said in a statement after interviewing Sessions on his radio show.
Commentary: Trump and the invasion of the West - Pat Buchanan: "Where many Americans see illegal intruders, Democrats see future voters"
Today's internet not 'sustainable,' experts warn - Google, Facebook 'dominate, privacy under assault, ad platform manipulated'
Trump Could Have To Wait Until 2020 To Get Full Answers On Bias In Russia Probe - President Donald Trump may be in the midst of his 2020 re-election campaign by the time he gets answers on whether biased federal law enforcement agents took improper steps in investigating members of his 2016 campaign.
'Viva le Resistance': IG report reveals more Justice Department bias as FBI lawyer working on Mueller's Russia probe texted colleague that he was 'numb' after Trump's election - The IG's new report on the FBI quotes an FBI I lawyer claiming to be 'numb' after the election; The lawyer wondered after the election 'what I could have done differently'; But the lawyer then eschwed second-thoughts: 'Hell no. Viva le resistance'; The lawyer worked on the Mueller probe until this year
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