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Source: Fox News

White House wants briefing on Mueller probe info that was shared with lawmakers: report

Today 03:20 GMT

The White House is reportedly seeking a briefing on the information that lawmakers received Thursday regarding classified documents related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Giuliani said that if the alleged spying turns out to have been “inappropriate,” then “we may have an entirely illegitimate investigation,” referring to the Mueller probe.

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Source: Fox News

Fitton: 'Anti-Trump' Russia Probe Designed to Distract From Hillary's Crimes & FBI-DOJ 'Cover-Up'

Saturday 10:53 GMT

As Republicans ramp up their investigation into the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe, some Democrats are suggesting it's an effort to distract from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said it's just the opposite: the "anti-Trump Russia investigation" is designed to distract from Clinton's national security crimes and the subsequent "cover-up" by the Obama Justice Department and FBI. "It's never been about Russia.

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Source: Reuters

Tax-dodge strategists probe loopholes in new U.S. law, IRS wary

Saturday 16:21 GMT

Tax experts for global corporations are hot on the trail of loopholes in the sweeping tax law approved in December by President Donald Trump and Republicans in the U.S. Congress.

Barely five months since it took effect, the law is already yielding potential tax-dodge gimmicks, from revising cross-border payments to substituting bank loans for internal debt. These fast-emerging strategies are designed mainly to blunt the impact of three new corporate taxes imposed by the law, said lawyers and consultants who help large, international companies minimize their taxes while staying within the letter of the law.

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Source: DW

Germany's Federal Police join Bremen refugee corruption probe

Saturday 16:21 GMT

The city of Bremen announced on Friday that a wide-ranging corruption probe would receive the support of Germany's Federal Criminal Police.

Jutta Cordt, the head of Germany's Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF), has refused to comment on the situation, saying she was saving her statement for a session of the Bundestag's Internal Affairs Committee on Tuesday. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, has halted all asylum applications currently pending in Bremen until further notice and stripped the city's refugee office of its authority.

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Source: Common Domain

New 1MDB Probe Risks Peeling Back Corruption Built Up Over Decades

Friday 19:08 GMT

How closely will Prime Minister Mahathir scrutinize business leaders when the economy needs investment to counter volatile commodity prices?

Others doubt Mr. Mahathir will want to scrutinize business leaders too much because Malaysia needs investment to sustain its economy, which has been shaken by volatile commodity prices. No one will be spared,” said Rais Hussin, chief strategist in Mr. Mahathir’s political party.

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Source: CBS News

Rachael DelTondo murder: Police probe timeline reported by teacher's friend, sources say

Thursday 09:57 GMT

Sources tell CBS Pittsburgh that police are now looking into the version of events reported by one of the last people to see Rachael DelTondo alive.

Tyrie Jeter, 26, is the older brother of 20-year-old Sheldon Jeter, who is reported to have had an on-again-off-again romantic relationship with DelTondo since he was 17. Sheldon Jeter is reported to have texted with the group, including DelTondo, his brother and Watkins in the hours before the murder about whether they had gone to the ice cream shop without him.

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Source: Fox News

Consumer groups ask US agency to probe Tesla 'Autopilot' ads

Thursday 11:49 GMT

Two U.S. consumer advocacy groups urged the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday to investigate what they called Tesla Inc's "deceptive and misleading" use of the name Autopilot for its assisted-driving technology.

The Center for Auto Safety and Consumer Watchdog, both non-profit groups, sent a letter to the FTC saying that consumers could be misled into thinking, based on Tesla's marketing and advertising, that Autopilot makes a Tesla vehicle self-driving.


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