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Source: The Guradian

Giuliani: Trump interview with Mueller would happen 'over my dead body'

Today 00:34 GMT

Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, on Sunday ruled out a face to face interview between the president and special counsel Robert Mueller – because he fears investigators would try to trap Trump into lying.

The latter references involve the Democratic National Committee (DNC), the governing body of the Democratic party, and, presumably, Hillary Clinton, Trump’s rival for the White House, whom he nicknamed Crooked Hillary because she was investigated by the FBI for using a private server for emails while she was secretary of state, and admonished, though cleared of any illegal activity.

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Source: Fox News

Giuliani on whether Trump will sit down with Mueller: “Good luck -- over my dead body'

Today 00:34 GMT

Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani told "Fox News Sunday" that President Trump will sit down one-on-one with Special Counsel Robert Mueller "over my dead body" amid bombshell new revelations in the false statements case against ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, whom Giuliani said was "railroaded" and "framed." In a spirited back-and-forth with host Chris Wallace, Giuliani also reiterated his claim that Trump initially "didn't know about" the hush-money payments made to two women made by former Trump attorney Michael Cohen that prosecutors have alleged constituted campaign finance violations.

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Source: Fox News

Top Republican predicts Flynn guilty plea will be thrown out, citing FBI 'misconduct'

Today 00:34 GMT

A day before fired FBI Director James Comey is set to again testify behind closed doors with House Republicans, a party leader is predicting that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's case against ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will soon be thrown out of court.

California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa told Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures" that the FBI had "tricked" Flynn into not having a lawyer and had improperly "post-dated" documents to "morph" them into critical evidence against him.

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Source: Common Domain

CBS to Donate Part of Former CEO’s Exit Pay to Antiharassment Causes

Saturday 00:34 GMT

CBS Corp. detailed where it plans to give part of the exit package of Leslie Moonves, its former chairman and CEO who resigned in September in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment.

The CBS board of directors is wrapping up an investigation into Mr. Moonves’s behavior and the company’s overall workplace that the board will use to determine whether Mr. Moonves will receive any of an estimated $100 million exit package.

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Source: Huffington Post

Ryan Zinke Is Out As Interior Department Secretary

Sunday 17:13 GMT

Theodore Roosevelt IV told HuffPost last year that his great-grandfather would have condemned the job Zinke had done and that many in the Roosevelt family were angry that Zinke repeatedly invoked their ancestor to misrepresent his own actions.

“I think that Secretary Zinke was sort of torn between, as Lincoln put it, his bad angels and his good angels,” Roosevelt IV said. He echoed those concerns in a phone interview Saturday and said Zinke missed “a golden opportunity” by failing to match his actions with his rhetoric.

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Source: The Guradian

Reasons to worry Trump endures turbulent week – with signs of worse to come

Sunday 10:48 GMT

After a week that could tally as one of the most turbulent of his presidency, Donald Trump and his embattled top aides have been hit with strong signs the worst is yet to come, in the form of tersely worded court documents and testimony.

Separately, the New York state attorney general is investigating the Trump Foundation and Trump Organization, and separate federal judges in Washington have allowed two cases to move forward alleging that Trump has violated the emoluments clause of the constitution by accepting illegal foreign gifts.

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Source: Fox News

Former decorated Green Beret, after years of investigations, charged in death of suspected Taliban bomb maker

Saturday 09:54 GMT

Golsteyn, according to Army documents obtained by the Washington Post, reportedly told the CIA something that Stackhouse disputes – that he took the suspected bomb maker off base, shot him and buried his remains in a shallow grave before returning to the site to dig up the remains and burn them in a pit used to dispose of trash.

Matthew Golsteyn comes after years of on-and-off investigations by the Army following an incident said to have taken place during his 2010 deployment.

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Source: Fox News

FBI misses deadline to provide docs to Judiciary Committee probing whistleblower raid

Friday 20:01 GMT

The Justice Department and FBI have missed a Wednesday deadline to provide information about the government's mysterious raid on a former FBI contractor-turned-whistleblower's home last month.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, whose panel has oversight of the Justice Department, penned a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Justice Department IG General Michael Horowitz, requesting information on the justification for the raid.

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Source: The Guradian

Brazil charges former Trafigura executives with corruption

Saturday 15:25 GMT

Federal prosecutors in Brazil have filed corruption charges against two former executives from commodities multinational Trafigura, a former executive at Petrobras and a middleman, over $1.5m allegedly paid in bribes for oil trading operations.

In a 146-page indictment, prosecutors in Curitiba in the southern state of Paraná said that former Trafigura executives Mariano Ferraz and Marcio Magalhães, middleman Carlos Herz and former Petrobras executive Marcus Alcoforado were involved in a corruption and asset laundering scheme that involved 31 oil trading operations between Trafigura and Petrobras, the Brazilian state-run oil giant.

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Source: Fox News

Democrats demand answers, DHS investigation into death of Guatemalan girl, 7

Sunday 05:08 GMT

Congressional Democrats are demanding a full investigation into U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials after a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl died last week while in U.S. custody, a report said Friday.

Five senior Democratic lawmakers, including members who will soon chair the House Judiciary and Homeland Security committees, sent a letter on Friday to the Department of Homeland Security's acting inspector general, John Kelly, urging an investigation into the death of Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin, The Washington Post reported.

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Source: Fox News

Gregg Jarrett: Michael Flynn is innocent, wrongly prosecuted by Mueller to hurt Trump

Sunday 04:13 GMT

Michael Flynn is the victim of a grave injustice and Robert Mueller, James Comey and everyone else involved in framing Flynn should be ashamed of themselves for their actions against him.

New documents released Friday by Special Counsel Robert Mueller make it clear that Flynn is a victim of an overzealous team of prosecutors absolutely desperate to show that President Trump and his campaign colluded with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election.

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Source: Global News

Michael Flynn knew better than to lie to the FBI: prosecutors

Saturday 19:04 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump‘s former national security adviser Michael Flynn knew better than to lie to the FBI and does not deserve sentencing leniency because he was not warned that lying to federal agents was a crime, U.S. prosecutors said on Friday.

Michael Flynn requests probation, community service ahead of sentencing in Russia probe. “He does not need to be warned it is a crime to lie to federal agents to know the importance of telling them the truth.”

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Source: Fox News

The curious case of Michael Flynn: Timeline of twists and turns in ex-official's prosecution

Saturday 15:25 GMT

Special Counsel Robert Mueller faces a Friday afternoon deadline to turn over documents related to former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s first interview with federal prosecutors, marking the latest twist in his turbulent prosecution dating back to his fateful Jan. 24, 2017 interview with agents at the White House.

Pence, after being briefed by Flynn, had said in television interviews that Flynn did not discuss sanctions with the ambassador.

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Source: Fox News

Justice Dept IG blames FBI-wide software failure for missing Strzok-Page messages

Friday 20:01 GMT

And revealed that government phones issued by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office to Strzok and Page had been wiped completely clean after Strzok was fired from the Russia probe.

The DOJ's Inspector General (IG) said that, with help from the Department of Defense, it was able to uncover thousands of missing text messages written by Strzok and Page and sent using their FBI-issued Samsung phones from December 15, 2016 through May 17, 2017, "as well as hundreds of other text messages outside the gap time period that had not been produced by the FBI due to technical problems with its text message collection tool." But when the IG went looking for the iPhones separately issued to Strzok and Page by the Mueller team, investigators were told that "[Strzok's] iPhone had been reset to factory settings and was reconfigured for the new user to whom the device was issued."

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Source: Fox News

Man with child porn stash in treehouse in woods gets nine months in jail

Friday 07:00 GMT

A man from Washington state was sentenced to nine months behind bars last week after federal officials found a child pornography stash in his illegally built "fairy" treehouse on federal land.

As part of his sentence, Woods will not be allowed to have contact with children without supervision for 10 years, must register as a sex offender and undergo sexual deviancy treatment.


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