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Seven Problems With James Comey’s Credibility

TEL AVIV — Earlier this week, the New York Times report reported that President Donald Trump tried during a private meeting to convince then-FBI Director James Comey to drop an investigation into Michael Flynn, who was fired as national security adviser.

FBI Director James Comey listens before a meeting of the Attorney General’s Organized Crime Council and Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) Executive Committee to discuss implementation of the President’s Executive Order 13773, at the Department of Justice, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

How the New York Times Proved Trump’s Case for Firing James Comey

In an extensive article last month that included interviews with more than thirty current and former law enforcement officials, congressional officials and other government employees, the New York Times published a stinging indictment of James B. Comey’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe.

Saudis Paid for U.S. Veteran Trips to Lobby Against 9/11 Lawsuit Law

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — After Congress passed a new law allowing Sept. 11 victims’ families to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts, opponents mounted an expensive political campaign, including paying American military veterans to visit Capitol Hill and warn lawmakers about what they said could be unintended consequences.

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Sessions DOJ to Sanctuary Cities: Show Compliance or Lose Funds

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made good on his threat to cut Justice Department grants to so-called “sanctuary cities” that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement. On Friday his subordinates sent letters to nine such jurisdictions demanding proof of compliance.

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Erik Prince: DOJ Admits Blackwater Contractors Were Caught in Enemy Crossfire

Former Navy SEAL and former Blackwater CEO Erik Prince talked about the United States v. Slatten case currently being argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. circuit. Also known as the “Nisour Square case,” it involves the conviction of former Blackwater contractors who were convicted of criminal offenses related to the shooting of Iraqi civilians in 2007. The contractors are seeking to have their convictions overturned on the grounds that they believed themselves to be under attack.

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DOJ Rejects Crowd Control Assist Request for Pipeline Protest

ASSOCIATED PRESS — The federal government won’t send 100 federal officers to help police protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota as requested, drawing a sharp rebuke Wednesday by the county sheriff who wanted the help as well as the head of the National Sheriffs’ Association.

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