Jury Acquits FBI Agent in Oregon Refuge Case

W. Joseph Astarita, a member of the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team, was cleared of lying to conceal that he fired two shots at the truck of Oregon refuge occupation spokesman Robert “LaVoy” Finicum in 2016. It was the latest prosecution loss in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation.

DOJ To Brief Congress Again on Trump’s Alleged ‘Spygate’

The Justice Department will offer another briefing to a select group of senior Congress members who have pressed for details about the FBI’s use of an informant to make contact with associates of President Trump’s 2016 campaign, House Speaker Paul Ryan said he has seen “no evidence” to back Trump’s claim that there was improper spying.

McCabe Drafted Memo on Firing of Comey

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe wrote about the circumstances leading up to the firing of his onetime boss, James Comey. The memo says Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein first was asked to mention Comey’s handling of the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election but ended up citing only Hillary Clinton’s email.