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White House again suggests Comey may have broken the law by releasing Trump notes

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The White House on Wednesday strongly suggested that former FBI Director James Comey broke the law.
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'An outright assault' on an 'independent DOJ': White House doubles down on Comey attacks

'An outright assault' on an 'independent DOJ': White House doubles down on Comey attacks

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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders doubled down on comments she made earlier this week about former FBI Director James Comey having potentially broken the law when he leaked notes memorializing his conversations with the president to a friend, who then gave them to The New York Times.
Asked on Wednesday "what specifically" Sanders was referring to when she said on Tuesday that some of Comey's conduct could have been illegal, Sanders replied that "the memos that Comey leaked were created on an FBI computer while he was the director."
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Donald Trump WH Makes Case for Prosecuting Fired FBI Director James Comey

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The White House on Wednesday laid out its most detailed case yet for why the Department of Justice should consider prosecuting former FBI director James Comey, calling it a clear violation of federal law to leak FBI memos to the press like Comey allegedly did.
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Sanders uses White House podium to make case for prosecuting James Comey

Sanders uses White House podium to make case for prosecuting James Comey

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During a news briefing on Wednesday, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made the administration's case for prosecuting former FBI Director James Comey from the White House podium.
In making the comments, Sanders is disregarding what was previously an important ethical standard - that the Justice Department has prosecutorial independence . The idea is that the Justice Department should decide who to prosecute based on a unbiased application of the law , not political pressure from the White House. This is something that neither Sanders or her boss seem to value.
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Sanders: 'Pretty clean and clear' that Comey broke federal law

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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday it was “pretty clean and clear” that James Comey broke federal law by orchestrating a leak of memos he wrote as FBI director - but she also said it was “not up to me to decide” whether his actions were illegal or not. “The memos that Comey leaked were created on an FBI computer while he was the director. He claims they were private property, but they clearly followed the protocol of an official FBI document. Leaking FBI memos on a sensitive case regardless of classification violates federal laws including the Privacy Act...
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Paul Manafort Found Guilty In First Trial Test Of Mueller Probe

Paul Manafort Found Guilty In First Trial Test Of Mueller Probe

But the judge declared a mistrial for the former Trump campaign chairman on the 10 counts jurors could not agree on. Read more ...

Michael Cohen is reportedly negotiating a deal with prosecutors, and it...

Michael Cohen is reportedly negotiating a deal with prosecutors, and it could be reached very soon

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's longtime lawyer, could reach a plea deal with federal prosecutors as soon as Tuesday, NBC News reported. Cohen is the focus of a... Read more ...

Cohen Guilty Pleas Involve Payoffs to Two Women

Cohen Guilty Pleas Involve Payoffs to Two Women

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More Russian Hacking Uncovered Ahead Of Midterms - This Time Targeting Conservatives

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Reports: Michael Cohen Strikes a Plea Deal

Reports: Michael Cohen Strikes a Plea Deal

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Fox News slammed for covering the killing of a college student more...

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As news broke that two of President Donald Trump's former top aides were convicted of multiple federal crimes, Fox News focused its coverage on the killing of a 20-year-old... Read more ...

Trump's new pollution rules could cause up to 1,400 more premature deaths...

Trump's new pollution rules could cause up to 1,400 more premature deaths every year by 2030, according to the EPA

President Donald Trump 's administration has released its new plan to regulate carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. The Affordable Clean Energy rule would impose... Read more ...

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Trump Moves To Let States Regulate Coal Plant Emissions

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Alleged Nazi Labor Camp Guard Deported To Germany

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Putin lost his supposedly ‘invulnerable' nuclear-powered missile at sea...

Putin lost his supposedly ‘invulnerable' nuclear-powered missile at sea - now he has to go find it

Russia is gearing up to search for a missing nuclear-powered cruise missile that was lost at sea during a failed test-fire last year. Russian President Vladimir Putin has... Read more ...