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According to a security source, the FBI told MI5 that Abedi was part of a North African Islamic State cell plotting to strike a political target in the UK. MI5 even claimed to ‘investigate’ it, but did not act, paving the way for the Manchester bombing.
Manchester, UK — The massive Western police state, that is seemingly expanding at an exponential rate, is there to protect us — or so we are told. However, all the spying, phone call intercepts, spied on emails, facial scanners, CCTV cameras, and loss of freedoms did not stop Salman Abedi from murdering innocent people by detonating a bomb inside the Manchester Arena. What’s more, as we are now finding out, British intelligence was warned ahead of time that Abedi was plotting a terror attack in the UK — and they did absolutely nothing to stop it.
H/t reader P.A.Semi:
“And this is also a very full-fledged list of consequences, for which Comey deserved firing:”
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FBI director Joe Lieberman?
Now that should wake some people up.
With Joe Lieberman emerging as a potential candidate for the FBI Director post only over the past 48 hours, Trump delivered another surprise today when he told reporters that he is “very close” to making his choice, with multiple officials telling NBC News and CNN that the former Democratic senator is now the current “frontrunner” for the job. The president later confirmed that Lieberman has emerged as his pick to replace Comey, telling reporters in the Oval Office, “he is.”
Trump also told reporters he could pick a new FBI director as early as tomorrow.
According to the latest DOJ comments, the White House was only informed of Rosenstein‘s decision to appoint a Special Counsel in the Russian probe after the order was signed. Per Bloomberg:
*WHITE HOUSE TOLD OF MUELLER APPOINTMENT AFTER ORDER SIGNED: DOJ
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The Department of Justice has announced the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as Special Counsel to oversee the federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, including potential collusion between Trump campaign associates and Russian officials.
And just like yesterday, it was just a matter of minutes before CNN and NBC ‘independently’ corroborated the New York Times’ story.
Source confirms to CNN’s @PamelaBrownCNN Comey wrote in memo that President Trump asked him to end Flynn investigation
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) May 16, 2017
NBC News confirms Comey says Trump asked him to drop the Flynn investigation
— Ken Dilanian (@KenDilanianNBC) May 16, 2017
Meanwhile, Independent Senator Angus King of Maine is now considering calling for impeachment proceedings for “obstruction of justice.”
WASHINGTON — For nearly two weeks last year, the FBI operated what it described as one of the Internet’s largest child pornography websites, allowing users to download thousands of illicit images and videos from a government site in the Washington suburbs.
The operation — whose details remain largely secret — was at least the third time in recent years that FBI agents took control of a child pornography site but left it online in an attempt to catch users who officials said would otherwise remain hidden behind an encrypted and anonymous computer network. In each case, the FBI infected the sites with software that punctured that security, allowing agents to identify hundreds of users.
Taking the generous way out, former FBI Director James Comey sent a farewell letter on Wednesday to friends and agents, in which he notes he does not bear a grudge and notes that “a President can fire an FBI Director for any reason, or for no reason at all” and adds that “I’m not going to spend time on the decision or the way it was executed. I hope you won’t either. It is done, and I will be fine, although I will miss you and the mission deeply.”
Comey urges the FBI, which he described as “a rock of competence, honesty, and independence” to continue its “mission of protecting the American people and upholding the Constitution” and concludes by saying that his “hope is that you will continue to live our values and the mission of protecting the American people and upholding the Constitution. Working with you has been one of the great joys of my life. Thank you for that gift.”
Full letter below, via CNN:
“In my view, a huge portion of WikiLeak’s activities has nothing to do with legitimate news gathering, informing the public…but is simply about releasing classified information to damage the United States of America. It’s ‘intelligence porn’…just push it out in order to damage.”
Updates From Hearing:
On his decision to announce the re-opening of the Hillary investigation:
In response to the very first question from Senator Feinstein, Comey explains his thought process leading up to his October 28th announcement that the FBI would be re-opening its investigation into Hillary’s email scandal after 1,000s of new emails were found on Anthony Weiner’s computer. While he said that the idea that his decision had any impact on the election makes him “mildly nauseous,” he would make the same decision today.