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Reports Contradict Comey Book’s Claim of Only Leaking ‘One Unclassified Memo’

Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey delivers the keynote remarks at the Intelligence and National Security Alliance Leadership Dinner March 29, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia. While testifying before the House Intelligence Committee last week, Comey said the FBI is investigating the Trump campaign's ties to Russia, and will pursue it 'no matter how long that takes.' (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Former FBI Director James Comey may have misled the public when he claimed in his recently released book that he only provided “one unclassified memo” to an associate with the purpose of sharing the contents with a reporter.

DNC Sues Trump Campaign Over Russia ‘Hack’ – But Wouldn’t Allow FBI to Access Server to Verify


Alleging a far-reaching conspiracy that contributed to Hillary Clinton’s loss in the 2016 election, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Friday filed a lawsuit against the Russian government, Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and WikiLeaks.

Inception: James Comey Gave CNN Its ‘Pee Tape’ News Hook — by Briefing Trump on Their Search for a News Hook

James Comey Jr., nominee to be director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), testifies during his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill July 9, 2013 in Washington, DC. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Mr. Comey will replace Robert Mueller III to become the eighth director of the FBI (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
In newly-released personal memos, ex-FBI Director James Comey wrote that he briefed President Donald Trump on unverified claims about an alleged escapade with prostitutes in Moscow in 2013 because “media like CNN had them and were looking for a news hook.”

Comey Memos: FBI Director Vouched Four Times for Integrity of Accused Liar Andrew McCabe


On four separate occasions, ex-FBI Director James Comey vouched to President Trump for the alleged integrity and professionalism of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, according to Comey’s newly-released personal memos.

Israel on High Alert for Direct Iranian Attack

A military truck carrying Shalamcheh missiles drives past the presidential rostrum during the annual Army Day military parade on April 18, 2014 in Tehran. On the right is a portrait of Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
TEL AVIV -- As Israelis here prepare to celebrate the countries 70th anniversary starting at sundown tonight, the Israel Defense Forces is on high alert for the possibility of direct Iranian retaliation for a reported Israeli strike in Syria that targeted an Iran-operated airbase.

ABC News Cuts Comey Criticism of Obama’s Actions During Clinton Investigation

US President Barack Obama stands alongside new FBI Director James Comey (R) during an installation ceremony at Federal Bureau of Investigation Headquarters in Washington, DC, October 28, 2013. Comey replaces longtime FBI Director Robert Mueller, who recently retired after 12 years leading the organization. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
In the broadcast of its interview with former FBI Director James Comey, ABC News did not air Comey’s strong criticism of President Obama for twice publically stating that Hillary Clinton’s private email server did not endanger national security despite an ongoing investigation.

James Comey: It ‘Wasn’t Necessary’ to Inform Trump that DNC, Hillary Campaign Financed Dossier

Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill December 9, 2015 in Washington, DC. Comey was questioned about the mass shootings in San Bernardino and Paris, the ability of people on the so-called 'no fly list' to buy firearms in the United States and the affects of budget sequestration on the FBI's ability to protect America and fight terrorism. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Former FBI Director James Comey stated it “wasn't necessary” to inform President Donald Trump that the infamous dossier had been paid by Trump’s primary political opponents, namely Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

James Comey: I’ve Struggled with My Ego My Whole Life

Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey delivers the keynote remarks at the Intelligence and National Security Alliance Leadership Dinner March 29, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia. While testifying before the House Intelligence Committee last week, Comey said the FBI is investigating the Trump campaign's ties to Russia, and will pursue it 'no matter how long that takes.' (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Former FBI Director James Comey stated in an interview that he has “struggled” his whole life with his “ego and-- and a sense that I-- I have to be careful not to fall in love with my own view of things.”

James Comey Attacks Trump ‘Spin’ Response but Pitched NYT Oped to Obama WH About Russian Interference


Former FBI Director James Comey claims he was disturbed by a purported conversation among the President-Elect Trump’s transition team about how to publically “position” the intelligence community’s information that Russia may have attempted to interfere in the 2016 election.

Reports: ‘Violent Explosion’ Rocks Aleppo Base Amid Claims of Iranian Casualties


TEL AVIV -- A “violent explosion” was heard in the southern section of Aleppo, Syria in an area where Iranian forces were present, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Saturday.

French Intel Doc: Russian Forces ‘Enable’ Bashar Assad’s Offensives in Urban Areas

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TEL AVIV -- Russian military forces “enable” the Bashar Assad regime in Syria to maintain air superiority, providing Assad with the “total military freedom of action” necessary to carry out offensives against urban areas, according to an intelligence document declassified by the French government.

Trump Derangement Syndrome: Comey Book Compares Hand Size with POTUS

Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 8, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Former FBI Director James Comey’s soon-to-be released book depicts a man with clear personal bias against President Donald Trump.

Memoir: James Comey Apparently Did Not Tell Trump that Hillary, DNC Financed ‘Pee’ Dossier

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In his soon to be released book, former FBI Director James Comey describes how he pushed back against a request from President Donald Trump to investigate the most infamous claim made inside the anti-Trump dossier – the widely mocked and entirely unsubstantiated claim that the politician hired prostitutes to urinate on a hotel room bed in Moscow.

Klein: Iran Proxy War with Israel May Be in Mideast Forecast

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TEL AVIV -- As Israelis here gear up to celebrate the Jewish state’s 70th anniversary next week, the prospects for an Israel-Iran proxy confrontation in the near future seem significant.

Klein: Iranian Deaths in Strike on Syria Air Base Spotlight Tehran’s Mideast Meddling

** FILE ** Members of Iranian Corps Guards of the Islamic Revolution forces parade during large-scale military parades in Tehran to mark the 27th anniversary of the Iraqi invasion of Iran that sparked the bloody 1980-88 war, in Tehran, Iran in this photo taken on Saturday Sep. 22, 2007. They own car factories and construction firms, operate newspaper groups and oil fields and increasingly, serve in parliament or become provincial governors. To supporters, the Revolutionary Guards are the cream of the country's talent. (AP Photo/Hasan Sarbakhshian,file)
NEW YORK -- The reported deaths of four Iranian “military advisers” killed in an airstrike in Syria spotlight Tehran’s meddling in Syria in a clear attempt to extend its fundamentalist tentacles to Israel’s north and exert hegemony across the region.

EXCLUSIVE: Diamond and Silk Call on Trump to Probe Social Media Giants


NEW YORK — The YouTube sensations known as Diamond and Silk, former Democrats who left the party to support President Donald Trump, called on the Trump administration to probe social media giants over allegations of singling out certain political viewpoints. The outspoken pro-Trump duo made the call two days after they took to their Facebook page on Friday to say that they were informed by Facebook that the Internet giant deemed their content and videos to be “unsafe to the community.” Diamond and Silk allege their reach on Facebook has been minimized and that a large number of their followers on the platform no longer receive notifications for new posts. Facebook did not immediately return a Breitbart News request for comment on the issue. Like other Internet giants, Facebook is a private company and users are subject to the platform’s content policies. Diamond and Silk, however, alleged that they are being singed out due to their pro-Trump views. They addressed the issue Sunday in an interview on this reporter’s talk radio program, “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio,” broadcast on New York’s AM 970 The Answer and NewsTalk 990 AM in Philadelphia. With Silk chiming in approvingly, Diamond suggested a government investigation

EXCLUSIVE – Jackie Mason: Donald Trump Responsible for ‘Roseanne’ Show’s Huge Ratings

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NEW YORK -- Comedy legend Jackie Mason posited that Donald Trump is responsible for the huge ratings success of ABC's revival of "Roseanne.”

Klein: Hamas Is Responsible for Every Death and Injury During Its Orchestrated Border Riots

A Palestinian protester hurls stones at Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, Friday, April 6, 2018. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)
The Hamas-run Gaza Health Ministry says that six Palestinians were killed and some 1,070 were wounded during Friday’s border clashes. Hamas is singlehandedly responsible for each of those deaths and injuries.

David Hogg, Left-Wing Operatives Organize Gun Control Activism at Lawmakers’ Town Halls

Marjory Stoneman Douglas student David Hogg speaks during March for Our Lives to demand stricter gun control laws on Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Washington, D.C. (Mike Stocker/Sun Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK -- David Hogg and other activists from the #NeverAgain movement are helping to lead the Town Hall for Our Lives project, a series of forums across the country seeking to get lawmakers to push stronger gun-control measures.

Netanyahu: Soros-Backed New Israel Fund Seeking to ‘Erase’ Israel’s Jewish Character

George Soros, Chairman, Soros Fund Management and Open Society, testifies before US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry on 'Foreign Policy and the Global Economic Crisis' March 25, 2009, on Capitol Hill, in Washington, DC. AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the radical New Israel Fund (NIF) organization of working through European states to persuade Rwanda to refuse a deal whereby the African nation would take in illegal African migrants deported from Israel.

Geraldo Rivera: I Regret Not Backing the Palestinians During Their Intifada

FOX News Correspondent Geraldo Rivera attends the Fox News Channel 10th Anniversary celebration on October 4, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera declared that he regrets not backing the Palestinians during their Second Intifada against Israel.

Media Using Hamas-Provided Casualty Numbers for Gaza Riots Reporting

Palestinian men help evacuate an injured protester during clashes with Israeli troops near Khan Yunis by the border fence between Israel and the southern Gaza Strip on March 23, 2018
The international news media is widely citing data released by Hamas-run health agencies in the Gaza Strip when reporting on the numbers of injuries at violent protests along the Israel-Gaza border.

Hamas Caught Using Cover of Protesters to Attack Israel

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While the news media is largely describing “protesters” seeking to end the blockade of the Gaza Strip and create a Palestinian state, many so-called demonstrators approaching the Israeli border have been reportedly armed with weapons and attempting to attack Israeli soldiers.

Klein: Here’s Why Hamas Is Stirring Deadly Border Riots with Israel

Israeli border guards walk through fumes from burning tires during clashes with Palestinian protesters near the Israeli settlement of Beit El in the Israeli occupied West Bank, on March 30, 2018, after Land Day demonstrations. Land Day marks the killing of six Arab Israelis during 1976 demonstrations against Israeli confiscations of Arab land. / AFP PHOTO / ABBAS MOMANI (Photo credit should read ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)
At least eight Gazans were killed and over 1,100 were reportedly wounded in Hamas-instigated mass protests and riots along the Israel-Gaza border. And Hamas is singlehandedly responsible for every one of those deaths and injuries.

Soros-Funded Groups Fueling Laura Ingraham Advertiser Boycott

Conservative political commentator Laura Ingraham points toward the media booths as she speaks during the third day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
NEW YORK -- The George Soros-financed Media Matters for America progressive activist group has been helping to fuel an advertising boycott targeting Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show following comments the media star made about Parkland shooting survivor and antigun activist David Hogg.

Report: John McCain’s FBI Handoff Turned Trump Hoax Dossier Into ‘Urgent Matter’

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NEW YORK -- John McCain’s involvement in handing the largely discredited, Democrat-funded dossier directly to then-FBI Director James Comey helped to turn the anti-Trump document into a more urgent matter, according to a recently released book.

Report: Fusion GPS May Have Used Unwitting Reporters to Fuel FBI Dossier Probe

Glenn R. Simpson, co-founder of the research firm Fusion GPS, arrives for a scheduled appearance before a closed House Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Glenn R. Simpson, the co-founder of the controversial opposition research firm Fusion GPS, may have used unwitting reporters to help get the FBI to take more seriously the largely discredited 35-page anti-Trump dossier produced by his group, according to a recently released book.

EXCLUSIVE – Jackie Mason: Same Media Hyping Stormy Daniels Ignored Clinton Sexual Assault Accusers


The same news media currently hyping claims that Donald Trump had a consensual affair with porn actress Stormy Daniels were largely uninterested in investigating the serious charges of sexual assault against President Bill Clinton, legendary comic Jackie Mason noted.

Twitter User Threatens to Drug Coffee at Conservative Conference with Estrogen Pills

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PHOENIX, Arizona -- A Twitter user seeking funds for “facial feminization surgery” and posing as a Starbucks employee at the Phoenix Convention Center threatened to slip estrogen hormone pills into the coffee of attendees at a conservative conference taking place here today.

Reporters Admit to Consulting Kerry State Dept. Official Before Publishing Trump Dossier Articles

68th United States Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during his a public lecture "Can diplomacy overcome the challenges of a new world?" for students, scientific workers and opinion leaders in Kiev, Ukraine, 15 September, 2017. (Photo by STR/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK -- Jonathan M. Winer, an official in John Kerry’s State Department, vouched for the credibility of anti-Trump dossier author Christopher Steele to two reporters before they each broke separate stories about the information contained in Steele’s largely discredited dossier, the two reporters revealed in their new book together.

KLEIN: Israel Is Warning Iran By Announcing the Jewish State Destroyed Syria’s Nuclear Reactor

This combination of pictures created on March 20, 2018 of handout images provided by the Israeli army reportedly shows an aerial view of a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor during bombardment in 2007. Israel's military admitted for the first time on March 20 responsibity for a 2007 air raid against a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor, a strike it was long suspected of carrying out. The admission, along with the release of newly declassified material related to the raid, comes as Israel intensifies its warnings over the presence of its main enemy Iran in neighbouring Syria. / AFP PHOTO / Israeli Army / - (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images) Editorial subscription SML 2974 x 2167 px | 25.18 x 18.35 cm @ 300 dpi | 6.4 MP Size Guide Add notes SUBSCRIPTION DOWNLOAD Details Restrictions: Contact your local office for all commercial or promotional uses. Full editorial rights UK, US, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Canada (not Quebec). Restricted editorial rights elsewhere, please call local office. Credit: - / Contributor Editorial #: 935453324 Collection: AFP Date created: 20 March, 2018 Licence type: Rights-managed Release info: Not released. More information Source: AFP Barcode: Israeli Army Object name: 84518988_SEA.jpg Max file size: 2974 x 2167 px (25.18 x 18.35 cm) - 300 dpi - 1.33 MB More search resultsView all
As the Trump administration strongly considers the possibility of withdrawing from the disastrous, Obama-era nuclear accord with Iran, Israel sent a clear warning to Tehran on Tuesday by officially confirming the IDF was behind the 2007 airstrikes in northeastern Syria that destroyed the country’s nuclear reactor.

KLEIN: Israel Is Warning Iran By Announcing the Jewish State Destroyed Syria’s Nuclear Reactor

This combination of pictures created on March 20, 2018 of handout images provided by the Israeli army reportedly shows an aerial view of a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor during bombardment in 2007. Israel's military admitted for the first time on March 20 responsibity for a 2007 air raid against a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor, a strike it was long suspected of carrying out. The admission, along with the release of newly declassified material related to the raid, comes as Israel intensifies its warnings over the presence of its main enemy Iran in neighbouring Syria. / AFP PHOTO / Israeli Army / - (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images) Editorial subscription SML 2974 x 2167 px | 25.18 x 18.35 cm @ 300 dpi | 6.4 MP Size Guide Add notes SUBSCRIPTION DOWNLOAD Details Restrictions: Contact your local office for all commercial or promotional uses. Full editorial rights UK, US, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Canada (not Quebec). Restricted editorial rights elsewhere, please call local office. Credit: - / Contributor Editorial #: 935453324 Collection: AFP Date created: 20 March, 2018 Licence type: Rights-managed Release info: Not released. More information Source: AFP Barcode: Israeli Army Object name: 84518988_SEA.jpg Max file size: 2974 x 2167 px (25.18 x 18.35 cm) - 300 dpi - 1.33 MB More search resultsView all
As the Trump administration strongly considers the possibility of withdrawing from the disastrous, Obama-era nuclear accord with Iran, Israel sent a clear warning to Tehran on Tuesday by officially confirming the IDF was behind the 2007 airstrikes in northeastern Syria that destroyed the country’s nuclear reactor.

KLEIN: ‘Lone Wolf’ Palestinian Attacks May Be Abbas Terror Campaign

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, speaks during a meeting with the Palestinian Central Council, a top decision-making body, at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 . (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed,l)
Several major developments on the Israeli-Palestinian front may increase the likelihood of continued “lone wolf” terrorist attacks targeting Israelis combined with already planned chaos in the coming weeks. The supposed lone wolf incidents may be part of an orchestrated Palestinian terrorist crusade.

Five Major Problems Regarding John Kerry’s State Department and the Trump Hoax Dossier

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NEW YORK -- Numerous officials from John Kerry’s State Department have been fingered for playing roles in the distribution – and in one case, possibly also the compilation – of the largely discredited 35-page anti-Trump dossier.

Nine Major Problems with James Comey’s Involvement with the Trump Hoax Dossier


NEW YORK -- James Comey took to Twitter on Saturday to respond to an earlier tweet by President Trump about the Russia probe, with the former FBI director exclaiming that the “American people will hear my story very soon.”

Klein: Six Lowlights from Globalist, Pro-Islamist H.R. McMaster’s Career

White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster delivers keynote remarks during a discussion on 'Syria: Is the Worst Yet to Come?' in Washington, DC, on March 15, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Amid widespread reports National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster is expected to lose his job within days, it is instructive to recall the troubling ideology and concerning connections of the man who has been serving in one of the most powerful U.S. national security positions.

Book: Kerry State Dept. Official Victoria Nuland Greenlighted Trump Hoax Dossier Author’s Initial Meeting with the FBI

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NEW YORK -- Victoria Nuland, a senior official in John Kerry’s State Department, gave the green light for the FBI to first meet with former British spy Christopher Steele regarding his infamous, largely discredited dossier alleging wild claims about Donald Trump and Russia, according to a book released this week.

Report Challenges Comey’s Claim to FISA Court That Steele Did Not Know Anti-Trump Motivations of Fusion GPS

Former FBI Director James Comey testified in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, on his past relationship with President Donald Trump, and his role in the Russian interference investigation, in the Senate Hart building on Capitol Hill, on Thursday, June 8, 2017. (Photo by Cheriss May) (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK -- New details presented in an extensive New Yorker magazine profile of former British spy Christopher Steele, the author of the largely discredited anti-Trump dossier, raise immediate questions about a key representation inside the FISA application to obtain a warrant to conduct surveillance on Carter Page.

Report: John Kerry’s Former Chief of Staff Circulated Anti-Trump Dossier Summary While at State Department

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NEW YORK -- A third former official from John Kerry’s State Department has been named in recent reports for alleged involvement in circulating the largely discredited 35-page anti-Trump dossier.

Documents Link Putin’s ‘Favorite’ Oligarch and Obama Official Who Aided Author of Anti-Trump Dossier


NEW YORK — Jonathan M. Winer, the Obama State Department official who acknowledged regularly interfacing and exchanging information with the author of the largely discredited 35-page anti-Trump dossier, signed disclosure forms for his former firm to represent a Russian billionaire known as Russian President Vladimir Putin’s favorite oligarch. The detail, being brought to light herein, may raise immediate questions about the origins of the dossier. The oligarch, Oleg Deripaska, had a reported business dispute with former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, is closely tied to Putin and has long been viewed as pushing Russian national interests. Already, there have been questions about Deripaska’s possible relationship with dossier author Christopher Steele amid reports that the billionaire may have served as a source for the dossier itself. Also, recently leaked text messages show extensive communication between a Russia-connected lawyer and Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee. The attorney, Adam Waldman, was a paid lobbyist for Deripaska.  The messages show Warner attempted to arrange a meeting with Steele through Waldman. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley recently sent a letter to an attorney believed to be working for Deripaska asking whether the lawyer had hired Steele’s private firm,
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