Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives for a closed-door meeting with her Democratic Caucus prior to a vote that would would authorize lawsuits against Attorney General William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn for defying subpoenas pertaining to special counsel Robert Mueller's report, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Barr and McGahn defied the subpoenas on orders from President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives for a closed-door meeting with her Democratic Caucus prior to a vote that would would authorize lawsuits against Attorney General William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn for defying subpoenas pertaining to special counsel Robert Mueller's report, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Barr and McGahn defied the subpoenas on orders from President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Rep. Jerrold … [Read more...] about Former FBI leaders to testify on Russian threat, Mueller report
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Robert Snell The Detroit News Published 10:50 p.m. UTC Jul 26, 2018 Detroit — A former labor official told federal prosecutors that United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams directed subordinates to use funds from Detroit’s automakers, funneled through training centers, to pay for union travel, meals and entertainment. As part of a plea agreement filed Monday, Nancy Adams Johnson told investigators Williams made the directive to relieve pressure on the union’s budget. Williams, the union's president from 2014 until mid-June, and the UAW had no comment on the allegations made by Adams Johnson, the second-highest ranking official in the union’s Fiat Chrysler department. Money filtered through the training centers for the benefit of UAW officials is at the center of a widening scandal that has led to seven convictions, a shakeup at the highest levels of the auto industry and raised questions about the sanctity of labor … [Read more...] about Ex-UAW boss Dennis Williams OK’d using training center funds, aide says
The Detroit News Published 7:38 p.m. UTC Jun 13, 2018 Former Michigan Republican congressman Mike Rogers said Wednesday that President Donald Trump "gave up too much" when he met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a historic summit this week. Speaking to an audience of 230 people at a Detroit Economic Club luncheon at Ford Field, Rogers said while it was a "big deal" to get North Korea to agree to work toward denuclearization, the United States gave up much more. "Trump gave up too much up front in giving up (joint U.S.-South Korea) military exercises," said Rogers, a former FBI agent and now a cyber security expert. "He adopted their language ... too fast." During a question-and-answer session with Nolan Finley, editorial page editor of The Detroit News, Rogers also discussed topics including cyber security and Russia's alleged interference in U.S. elections. Rogers said there are concerns about how safe cyberspace is for American … [Read more...] about Ex-Rep. Rogers: Trump ‘gave up too much’ to N. Korea
Eric Tucker Associated Press Published 12:02 p.m. UTC Jun 13, 2018 Washington – The Justice Department has repeatedly refused to provide former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe with documents related to his firing, according to a lawsuit filed on his behalf. The complaint filed Tuesday says the Justice Department has publicly defended the firing yet failed to identify for McCabe the policies and procedures it followed before dismissing him. The department has withheld the information, McCabe’s lawyers allege, for fear that the materials could be used against them in any additional lawsuits. “We don’t create or adjudicate under secret law or procedure,” David Snyder, one of McCabe’s lawyers, said in an email to The Associated Press. The case pits the career law enforcement official against a Justice Department that employed him for more than two decades. It refocuses attention on a firing last March that divided current and former Justice … [Read more...] about Lawsuit: DOJ not providing documents to ex-FBI official
President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and Trump's chief of staff asked days later if Flynn's communications were being monitored under a secret surveillance warrant, according to memos maintained by Comey and obtained by The Associated Press.Trump also told Comey that Russian President Vladimir Putin told him that Russia had "some of the most beautiful hookers in the world" even as he adamantly, and repeatedly, distanced himself from a salacious allegation involving prostitutes in Moscow, the documents state.The 15 pages of documents contain new details about a series of interactions with Trump that Comey found so unnerving that he documented them in writing. Those encounters in the weeks before Comey's May 2017 firing include a Trump Tower discussion about a possible encounter between Trump and prostitutes in Moscow; a White House dinner at which Comey says … [Read more...] about What did former FBI director write about his meetings with Trump? Read the memos here.