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Takeaways from the inspector general’s report into the FBI’s Russia investigation

Takeaways from the inspector general’s report into the FBI’s Russia investigation

The Justice Department’s inspector general took a big swing at the conspiracy theories peddled by President Donald Trump and others about the FBI’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. But the IG’s much anticipated report released Monday also detailed errors the FBI committed during the investigation, specifically about surveillance warrants issued for…MORE

Lawmakers reach tentative bipartisan deal to tackle surprise medical bills

Lawmakers reach tentative bipartisan deal to tackle surprise medical bills

After months of stalemate, lawmakers in the House and Senate have finally reached a bipartisan deal to address surprise medical bills. While the issue is one of the few to enjoy broad cross-party support on Capitol Hill and in the White House, just how to spare Americans from unexpected bills became bogged down amid a…MORE

Rep. Duncan Hunter spent $625 on ‘flights for a pet rabbit,’ report shows

Rep. Duncan Hunter spent $625 on ‘flights for a pet rabbit,’ report shows

Embattled Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter spent upwards of $45,000 from his campaign on personal expenditures — including $625 on flights for a pet rabbit, according to a House Ethics Committee report released Monday. The California congressman announced last week that he would resign after the holidays, following his guilty plea to federal corruption charges stemming…MORE

How the FBI attempted to verify a salacious allegation in the Steele dossier

How the FBI attempted to verify a salacious allegation in the Steele dossier

The Justice Department inspector general’s report released Monday paints a more thorough picture than ever before on what the FBI found when it tried to verify information in Christopher Steele’s dossier on Donald Trump and Russia — including attempts to verify the existence of video tapes of “alleged unorthodox sexual activity.” Steele’s primary source for…MORE

McKinsey tells Pete Buttigieg he can disclose his clients

McKinsey tells Pete Buttigieg he can disclose his clients

The elite consulting firm McKinsey & Company has informed Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg he can name the clients he worked for during his three years at the company. The news comes days after Buttigieg released a timeline of his years working for the firm from 2007 to 2010 following calls from some of his…MORE

DOJ defends rule ending asylum protections for domestic violence victims

DOJ defends rule ending asylum protections for domestic violence victims

The Justice Department defended a Trump administration decision that overturned asylum protections for victims of domestic violence and gang violence before an appeals court panel on Monday, arguing that the administration was simply trying to establish clear standards. Government attorney Erez Reuveni argued the attorney general’s ruling laid out a standard and served as a…MORE

Trump’s former physician files to run for Congress in Texas

Trump’s former physician files to run for Congress in Texas

President Donald Trump’s former chief physician, Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, filed on Monday to run for Congress in Texas’ 13th District. Jackson filed his paperwork Monday afternoon at the Republican Party of Texas’ headquarters in Austin, the group’s communications director, Sam Pohl, confirmed to CNN. The move comes following Jackson’s retirement from the Navy last…MORE

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