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.

FBI Inflated Data on Encrypted Cellphone Woes

The FBI  repeatedly gave grossly inflated data to Congress and the public about the extent of problems posed by encrypted cellphones, claiming investigators were locked out of nearly 7,800 devices connected to crimes last year when the correct number was much smaller, perhaps only 1,200.

Trump Renews His Twitter Attacks on Comey

In a tweet, the president called former FBI director James Comey “either very sick or very dumb,” saying his fired FBI chief did not understand the severity of his actions in having details about his interactions with the president provided to a reporter.