Category Archives: FBI

Feds seize stolen bitcoin worth more than $1 billion

by Khristopher J. Brooks, a reporter and video editor for CBS MoneyWatch – Federal officials have seized more than $1 billion worth of stolen bitcoin linked to shuttered black market website Silk Road. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, … Continue reading

Posted in Bitcoin, FBI, government, Money

Why Would Paul Manafort Share Polling Data with Russia?

Sue Halpern of the New Yorker – When news broke that Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort had shared internal polling data with Konstantin Kilimnik, a Russian business associate with ties to Russian intelligence, the through line between the … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Donald Trump, FBI, Paul Manafort, Robert Mueller, Russia

If The FBI’s Contempt For The Law Is Not Reined In, Its Abuses Will Get Worse

Adam Mill in The Federalist – In 2018, the U.S. government filed 1,117 final applications to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court for authority for the FBI to conduct electronic surveillance and physical searches. One application was withdrawn. One other … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, FBI

What Does Invoking The 25th Amendment Actually Look Like?

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science at Marquette University, in FiveThirtyEight – Television shows are writing the 25th Amendment into their ripped-from-the-headlines storylines. Pundits debate the possibilities of the removal and succession of the president if he is incapacitated. … Continue reading

Posted in Constitutional law, Donald Trump, FBI

Putin smiles as Washington ties itself in knots over Russia

Stephen Collinson of CNN – Emulating President Donald Trump’s own language, the architect of Russia’s election meddling operation said Mueller’s report showed claims of collusion were “nonsense,” appearing to be only too happy to add to the fog of controversy … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Donald Trump, Elections, FBI, Putin, Robert Mueller, Russia