FBI source in Russia probe raises alarms over political surveillance

  1. FBI source in Russia probe raises alarms over political surveillance  The Hill
  2. Web of informant contacts with Trump campaign expands, fueling GOP pressure on FBI  Fox News
  3. Former Trump Campaign Adviser Blasts Obama ‘Spy’ Claims: ‘This is Embarrassing’  Yahoo News
  4. Mueller Hopes Obstruction Inquiry Into Trump May Wrap Up by Sept. 1, Giuliani Says  New York Times
  5. Concealed FISA Docs May Hold Key to Trump Surveillance  Sara A. Carter (blog)
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Who is Stefan A. Halper, the FBI source who assisted the Russia investigation?

  1. Who is Stefan A. Halper, the FBI source who assisted the Russia investigation?  Washington Post
  2. Justice Dept. to meet with lawmakers as controversy over FBI source swirls  CNN
  3. Justice Department To Expand Internal Inquiry After Top-Level Meeting With Trump  NPR
  4. Mueller Hopes Obstruction Inquiry Into Trump May Wrap Up by Sept. 1, Giuliani Says  New York Times
  5. Why Trump’s Latest Twitter Meltdown Is Especially Disturbing  RollingStone.com
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Has the Don Jr. Bombshell Blown Up the Trump-Russia Case?

  1. Has the Don Jr. Bombshell Blown Up the Trump-Russia Case?  Vanity Fair
  2. What we know about the FBI informant who Trump says may have infiltrated his campaign  Business Insider
  3. Fox News Viewers Really Don’t Like Lifelong Republican Robert Mueller  HuffPost
  4. Trump Jr. and Other Aides Met With Gulf Emissary Offering Help to Win Election  New York Times
  5. MUELLER MADNESS: Rudy Says RUSSIA Probe FINISHED by September 1st  Sean Hannity (blog)
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Under pressure from Trump, FBI and Justice agree to expanded Russia probe

Under pressure from Trump, FBI and Justice agree to expanded Russia probeBy Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department on Monday agreed to expand its investigation into alleged Russia collusion in the 2016 election to include “any irregularities” in FBI tactics involving Trump’s presidential campaign, a White House spokeswoman said. Trump suggested on Friday that the FBI might have planted or recruited an informant in his presidential campaign for political purposes, citing unidentified reports that at least one FBI representative was “implanted.” he agreement came during a meeting that Trump had with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray, the spokeswoman, Sarah Sanders, said.


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Trump attacks ex-CIA chief over 'hit job' Russia probe

Trump attacks ex-CIA chief over 'hit job' Russia probePresident Donald Trump attacked the probe into possible collusion between his campaign and Russia as a “political hit job” on Monday, as a part of a mounting White House effort to paint the probe as politically motivated. In the latest salvo from Trump’s administration and his Republican party, the president assailed former CIA chief John Brennan, a strident critic, as having initiated the investigation. A day earlier Trump demanded the Justice Department investigate the FBI for allegedly planting an informant in his campaign, and his lawyer pressed Special Counsel Robert Mueller to speed up the probe to avoid it affecting November’s congressional elections.


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China's powerful new vice president to visit Russia, Belarus

China's powerful new vice president to visit Russia, BelarusChina’s powerful new vice president, Wang Qishan, will visit Russia and Belarus starting this week, China’s foreign ministry said on Monday, his first overseas trip since being appointed in March. Wang, 69, a key ally of President Xi Jinping and China’s one-time top graft buster, should have retired last year during a leadership reshuffle of the ruling Communist Party, but Xi has kept him on to add extra heft to Chinese diplomacy.


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