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.
Breaking News James Comey says he modeled his management of the FBI after LeBron James -- and says he used the NBA superstar's never-ending desire to win to motivate the organization. Yeah, he's being 100% serious. Comey appeared on "Good Morning America" and said, "I admire LeBron James. I used to talk about him all over the FBI." "He illustrates what the endless pursuit of excellence looks like." Comey says he was incredibly impressed by how LeBron pushes himself every offseason -- finding parts of his game to make better. During his run as FBI director, Comey says he would tell his staff to be more like LeBron ... "We have to find parts of our game to make better." He also said (close your ears, Bulls fans) that LeBron is undoubtedly the best basketball player alive. … [Read more...] about James Comey Says LeBron James was His FBI Role Model
This week, the FBI raided the office of President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, reportedly seizing business records and emails. But the feds have interest in a part of Cohen’s life that hasn’t received much attention publicly: his involvement with a New York City taxi business. The search warrant executed Monday included a request for documents related to Cohen’s ownership of taxi medallions in New York City, reported CNN. Cohen has held numerous taxi medallions over the years, and BuzzFeed reported his time as a New York City cab owner helped him forge “some of the core relationships, and honed some of the sharp-elbowed tactics, that would define his wide-ranging business career.” The back story, as BuzzFeed lays out, is fascinating: Closer to home, questions have arisen about Cohen’s work with Symon Garber and Evgeny Freidman, two Soviet-born New York taxi barons who managed his fleet, two sources with knowledge of … [Read more...] about FBI Has Questions About The Taxi Business Ran By Donald Trump’s Lawyer
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Comic Riffs Perspective Perspective Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Michael Cavna by Michael Cavna Email the author April 11 at 8:30 AM Email the author (Adam Zyglis/Buffalo News/CagleCartoons.com) “IT’S AN attack on our country in a true sense. It’s an attack on what we all stand for,” President Trump said in response to the probe led by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III on Monday — the day FBI agents raided the office and residences of longtime Trump attorney Michael … [Read more...] about How Trump is reacting to the FBI raid and Mueller, as skewered in cartoons
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Retropolis by Amy B Wang by Amy B Wang Email the author April 6 at 3:03 PM Email the author (via Federal Bureau of Investigation) When Valujet Flight 592 ascended for the last time in 1996, it was supposed to be for a routine, hour-and-a-half-long trip from Miami International Airport to Atlanta. Seven minutes after takeoff, however, flight captain Candalyn Kubeck radioed a troubling message: There had been a strange sound heard on the plane, and now the pilots were experiencing electrical problems. “We’re losing everything,” Kubeck said, seconds later. “We need, we need to go back to … [Read more...] about The FBI is still searching for a fugitive mechanic involved in a horrific 1996 Valujet crash