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FBI shelved probe into Clinton emails on Weiner laptop for Russiagate – DOJ report

The FBI’s inquiry into hundreds of thousands of emails found on a laptop belonging to former Congressman Anthony Weiner may have been improperly shelved to focus on the agency’s Russia investigation, a DOJ report states. A review of the FBI’s investigations into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server by the DOJ inspector general concluded that federal investigators failed ...

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Court orders retrial for Russian rights activist, child porn probe resumed

A court in the North Russian region of Karelia has canceled the sentence for human rights activist Yuri Dmitriyev, recently acquitted of making child porn and ordered a new investigation into the case. Dmitriyev’s lawyer, Viktor Anufriyev, broke the news to the media, adding that the court also canceled the sentence, of two and a half years under police supervision, ...

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FBI chief vows to hold employees accountable after report on Clinton probe

Published time: 14 Jun, 2018 21:47 Edited time: 14 Jun, 2018 21:58 The Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray has promised to review how the agency conducts “sensitive” investigations in future in the wake of critical report by the Department of Justice inspector general. “We’re going to hold employees accountable for any potential misconduct,” Wray told a press conference ...

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Comey broke FBI procedure in Clinton email probe, says inspector general

Former FBI Director James Comey “deviated” from standard FBI and Justice Department procedures in his probe into Hillary Clinton’s email server use, according to the report from the inspector general, as seen by Bloomberg. Michael Horowitz’s report, released Thursday after over a year-long investigation, found that Comey was not motivated by political bias but nevertheless damaged the FBI’s image of ...

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‘Rip up old playbook’ & probe IDF actions in Gaza for war crimes – Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch believes injuries and deaths of Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip, caused by Israeli soldiers’ use of lethal force, may amount to war crimes and the officials responsible should face trial and sanctions. The IDF’s actions “highlight the need for the International Criminal Court to open a formal investigation into the situation in Palestine,” the New-York-based global ...

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Netanyahu questioned for 1st time in ‘submarine affair’ corruption probe

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spent six hours answering investigators’ questions about the involvement of his cousin and top aide in alleged corruption and bribery of the government into buying German-made submarines. Netanyahu testified about “the range of professional considerations” leading him to decide to purchase three Dolphin-class submarines and four Sa’ar 6-class corvettes from the renowned German shipbuilding company ...

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‘Earnest & reasonable’ mistake? IDF closes probe into the murder of Palestinian teen

The Israeli military has closed an investigation into the tragic death of a 15-year-old Palestinian, who was killed two years ago after the IDF mistakenly opened fire on a car full of West Bank teens. In June 2016, Israeli forces shot and killed 15-year-old Mahmoud Raafat Badran after “showering” a car on Route 443, a major West Bank highway, with live ...

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Police search French finance ministry in Macron chief of staff probe – reports

Investigators reportedly searched the offices of the French finance ministry as part of their conflict of interest probe into President Emmanuel Macron’s chief of staff. The building was searched on Wednesday, Reuters and AFP report, citing sources at the ministry. It happened two days after France’s top financial prosecutor launched a probe into allegations that Alexis Kohler breached conflict of ...

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2nd shooter, wrong person jailed? Robert Kennedy’s son questions assassination probe

The wrong man may be in prison for the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, according to none other than Kennedy’s son, who has called for a reinvestigation of the 1968 assassination. In an interview with the Washington Post, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said he does not believe that Sirhan B. Sirhan, the Palestinian man convicted of killing his father in ...

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Russia held ‘responsible’ for downing MH17 by Australia & Netherlands, Moscow questions probe

The Netherlands and Australia declared Russia “responsible” for deployment of a missile system that downed flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014. Earlier, the Dutch-led probe said the system belonged to a unit in W. Russia. Following Thursday’s press conference by the international Joint Investigation Team (JIT), “the Netherlands and Australia are now convinced that Russia is responsible for the deployment ...

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