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Comey claims he saw no 'indication of bias' from Strzok, testimony reveals

Sunday 21:50 GMT

Former FBI Director James Comey told House lawmakers on Friday he never saw “any indication at all of bias” between disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok and lawyer Lisa Page, adding he didn’t believe Strzok was “Team Clinton," a lengthy transcript of his testimony revealed.

Comey went on to say that after taking everything into consideration, “I never saw any indication of anything but the facts and the law from those people,” referring to Strzok and Page.

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Comey transcript released: Ex-FBI boss claims not to know, remember key details in Russia case

Sunday 21:50 GMT

Former FBI Director James Comey claimed “I don’t know” or “I don’t remember” in response to dozens of questions concerning key details in the Russia probe, according to a lengthy transcript released Saturday of his closed-door interview with congressional lawmakers.

While Comey insisted in the interview that “we never investigated the Trump campaign for political purposes,” the transcript shows he claimed ignorance or memory lapses in response to questions concerning key details and events in the Russia investigation, which some GOP lawmakers continue to claim was improperly conducted. Asked if he recalled who drafted the FBI’s “initiation document” for the July 2016 Russia investigation, Comey said, “I do not.”

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Source: Reuters

FBI investigated four Americans on Russia collusion suspicions: Comey

Sunday 21:50 GMT

The FBI launched investigations of four Americans in July 2016 into whether they helped Russia’s alleged efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, former FBI Director James Comey said in remarks released on Saturday.

In the hearing on Friday, Republican Congressman John Ratcliffe asked Comey whether the FBI had “any evidence” of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia when agents briefed Trump as a candidate in 2016 about foreign intelligence threats.

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Comey reveals he concealed Trump meeting memo from DOJ leaders

Sunday 21:49 GMT

Former FBI Director James Comey revealed in closed-door testimony with House Republicans on Friday that he deliberately concealed an explosive memorandum about his one-on-one Oval Office meeting with President Trump in February 2017 from top Department of Justice officials.

SEVEN HIGHLIGHTS FROM BOMBSHELL DOJ REPORT INTO FBI, DOJ MISCONDUCT DURING CLINTON, RUSSIA PROBES. In a memorandum documenting his phone conversation with Trump on March 30, 2017, about how to "lift the cloud" of the Russia investigation from the White House, Comey wrote, "I called the acting attorney general and relayed the substance of the above and said I was telling him so he could decide what guidance to give me, if any." In a call from the White House that day, Comey wrote that Trump had asked him "several times" to "find a way to get out" to the public that he was not actively under investigation as part of the ongoing federal probe into possible Russia collusion with his team.

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Source: Common Domain

Paradox for Powell: The Fed should pause — and it shouldn’t

Sunday 21:49 GMT

The roaring-back rally yesterday happened after The Wall Street Journal reported that the Fed is looking at ways to communicate to markets that it may — may — slow down the pace of interest rate hikes.

See, the Fed began raising rates to take out insurance against Trump the month after he was elected, since he made no secret of his plans to stimulate (through a large tax cut for corporations and rich people, coupled with a small one for most others) an economy already running near full throttle.

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Rep. Andy Biggs: I heard from Comey on Friday -- Here are the three most important takeaways

Sunday 21:49 GMT

As a member of the House Judiciary Committee, I was among those who interviewed fired FBI Director James Comey on Friday about Hillary’s Clinton’s email scandal and about the initial stages of the FBI investigation of allegations that the Trump presidential campaign colluded with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election.

When we pressed Comey as to why he did not refer his conversation with President Trump to Sessions, Comey asserted some kind of special knowledge about Session’s then-future recusal.

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Source: Global News

Saskatchewan says federal government not doing enough to resolve western oil crisis

Sunday 21:50 GMT

Following the first ministers meeting this week, The West Block’s Mercedes Stephenson sat down with Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe to discuss the tensions between the province and Ottawa when it comes to the growing oil crisis.

WATCH: Federal government needs to look at full costs of rail car purchases as option to move western oil. “They need to take direct action to provide the regulatory certainty that our industry needs so that we can look at projects to ensure that our product can get a world price for that product and possibly even add value to it here in the nation of Canada and another province per se and sell it around the world. This is how we succeed as a nation to Canada by working together,” Moe told Global News.

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FBI: Man charged in kidnapping, death of North Carolina teen

Sunday 21:50 GMT

The FBI said early Saturday that Michael Ray McLellan has been charged in connection with the kidnapping and murder of Hania Noelia Aguilar.

The FBI's lab at Quantico, Virginia did a forensic exam on the stolen SUV, which was recovered a few days after Aguilar's initial disappearance. Police said they followed more than 850 leads and conducted nearly 500 interviews.

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Comey transcript: Bureau brass called Clinton interview ‘unusual,’ email use ‘appalling’

Sunday 21:50 GMT

The lengthy transcript released Saturday of James Comey’s closed-door interview with congressional lawmakers showed the former FBI director called certain aspects of the Hillary Clinton email case “unusual” – and revealed a former bureau lawyer called her handling of classified information “appalling.”

Gowdy noted they’ve interviewed some bureau officials who considered that “unusual,” considering Mills and Samuelson were “fact witnesses” allowed to be present during the interview of another, Clinton. Comey agreed that the arrangement was “certainly unusual in that you had two people who had been witnesses, who were … the subject's lawyers, who after we cleared as to them were allowed to attend the interview.”

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Source: CTV

Fighting carbon tax 'doesn’t actually constitute a climate change plan': LeBlanc

Sunday 21:49 GMT

Several provinces are challenging the federal government’s carbon tax in court, but the federal minister overseeing interprovincial affairs says legal spats won’t do anything to stop climate change.

“Going to a Court of Appeal with a black gown on and a big briefcase doesn’t actually constitute a climate change plan,” Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade Dominic LeBlanc told CTV’s Question Period in an interview airing Sunday. “I’ve never heard a scientist say, ‘The most important thing we can do is show up and argue for 90 minutes at a Court of Appeal.’”

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Source: Common Domain

America’s wavering housing market all depends on what Fed does next

Sunday 21:49 GMT

Here is what forecasters predict the New Year will hold for America’s housing market:. Also see: Like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, many Americans can’t afford an apartment when they move for work. In the Dec. 7 week, the interest rate on a fixed-rate 30-year mortgage was hovering 4.75%, down six basis points.

In some of the nation’s priciest markets, housing inventory has improved in recent months, relieving some of the inventory-related constraints on housing markets.

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Source: Common Domain

Comey Tells House Panel He Suspected Giuliani Was Leaking FBI Information to Media

Sunday 21:49 GMT

Former FBI director James Comey told members of Congress this week that he was concerned officials in the bureau’s New York field office had leaked sensitive information to prominent Trump supporter Rudy Giuliani in the closing days of the 2016 presidential campaign.

Speaking on Capitol Hill at a closed-door deposition, Mr. Comey said that he ordered a leak probe after Mr. Giuliani made public statements that indicated he had inside knowledge of the FBI investigation into whether Hillary Clinton mishandled classified information.

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Jimmy Hoffa FBI files should be released now

Sunday 19:05 GMT

The U.S. government should order the immediate release – un-redacted and in full – of the FBI's secret files that the bureau has compiled on the Hoffa's case, and also order the re-testing of the blood evidence that Fox News found on the floorboards of the Detroit house where a major suspect told me that he murdered Hoffa.

"The FBI files on the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa should be released," said former Detroit Free Press Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Ashenfelter, who reported on the case for decades. "Virtually all of the key players in Hoffa’s disappearance have died and for the FBI to presume that the case will ever result in an arrest is far-fetched.

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Source: Common Domain

Bridge to nowhere Some doubts on U.S. economy justified, doom and gloom is not

Sunday 17:15 GMT

“Here’s a word of advice on anyone planning to use the November retail sales report as a guide to how the holiday shopping season is going: don’t,” said chief economist Richard Moody of Regions Financial.

Read: U.S. gains 155,000 jobs, unemployment stays at 3.7% in plain-vanilla labor report. Also Read: Why 150,000 new jobs a month would still be fine and dandy for the economy. More evidence might emerge this week.

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Rep. Gaetz Blasts Comey's 'Selective Amnesia': 'Pretty Inconceivable to Me'

Sunday 16:20 GMT

Rep. Matt Gaetz blasted James Comey for having "selective amnesia" during his closed-door testimony before the House Judiciary Committee.

On "The Story" Friday, Gaetz (R-Fla.) said he was particularly interested in Comey's responses to questions about his June 2017 conversation with President Trump, in which Comey believes Trump may have obstructed justice by referencing the Michael Flynn investigation. "As soon as Comey's done with the president, he prepares a memo and then meets with his senior team at the FBI.


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