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WTF: Intel Cmte aide says subpoenas on "unmasking" would have come from Nunes "acting separately"

Intel Cmte aide says subpoenas on "unmasking" would have come from Nunes "acting separately" from Russia probe w/o consent of minority

https://twitter.com/ChadPergram/status/870038575747915776

***Breaking: Subpoenas for everyone! (Flynn and Cohen)

House Intel approves subpoenas for Flynn and Cohen
https://twitter.com/Acosta/status/870024173514629120

https://twitter.com/PostimusMaximus/status/870024359599108097
If you aren't following PostimusMaximus on twitter, you should. He's everything Trump-Russia. He composed the Reddit document that news organizations have used to make their own timeline.

https://www.reddit.com/r/TrumpInvestigation/wiki/doc

Comey to testify publicly about Trump confrontations

Comey to testify publicly about Trump confrontations

By Eric Lichtblau, CNN Investigates

Updated 1:00 PM ET, Wed May 31, 2017

(CNN)Fired FBI director James Comey plans to testify publicly in the Senate as early as next week to confirm bombshell accusations that President Donald Trump pressured him to end his investigation into a top Trump aide's ties to Russia, a source close to the issue said Wednesday.

Final details are still being worked out and no official date for his testimony has been set. Comey is expected to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating possible connections between the Trump campaign and Russia during last year's presidential election.

Comey has spoken privately with Special Counsel Robert Mueller III to work out the parameters for his testimony to ensure there are no legal entanglements as a result of his public account, a source said. Comey will likely sit down with Mueller, a longtime colleague at the Justice Department, for a formal interview only after his public testimony.

When he testifies, Comey is unlikely to be willing to discuss in any detail the FBI's investigation into the charges of possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign -- the centerpiece of the probe, this source said. But he appears eager to discuss his tense interactions with Trump before his firing, which have now spurred allegations that the president may have tried to obstruct the investigation. If it happens, Comey's public testimony promises to be a dramatic chapter in the months-long controversy, and it will likely bring even more intense scrutiny to an investigation that Trump has repeatedly denounced as a "witch hunt."

More: http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/31/politics/fbi-comey-testimony/index.html



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https://twitter.com/CNN/status/869966087995183104

Scoop: Andrew Weissman, head of Fraud Section of Criminal Div of DOJ, leaving post to assist Mueller

Scoop: Andrew Weissman, head of Fraud Section of Criminal Div. of DOJ, leaving post to assist his old FBI boss Bob Mueller.

https://twitter.com/YesMomsCan/status/869676279406223360

Retweeted by Maddow Blog

Breaking: Ex-Trump adviser Flynn to turn over business records after initially refusing to cooperate

Mike Flynn to Turn Over Business Records to Senate Intelligence Committee
Former national security adviser had initially refused to comply with subpoena

By Byron Tau
Updated May 30, 2017 6:06 p.m. ET

WASHINGTON—Former national security adviser Mike Flynn will turn over documents from his businesses to the Senate Intelligence Committee, according to a person familiar with the matter, easing the possibility of a protracted legal standoff over his cooperation with the panel’s investigation.

According to this person, Mr. Flynn will start to turn over records demanded by Senate investigators from two companies that he controlled, as well as some personal documents as soon as next week. Those records had been subpoenaed by the Senate as part of an investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election, including questions about whether anyone in President Donald Trump’s orbit colluded with foreign agents.

Mr. Flynn initially refused to cooperate with a Senate subpoena, claiming his constitutional right against self incrimination under the Fifth Amendment. The committee then subpoenaed Mr. Flynn’s records from two of Mr. Flynn’s businesses, which cannot be shielded by the Fifth Amendment.

Link: https://www.wsj.com/articles/mike-flynn-to-turn-over-business-records-to-senate-intelligence-committee-1496181428?mod=e2tw

Mike Flynn to Turn Over Business Records to Senate Intelligence Committee

Source: Wall Street Journal

Mike Flynn to Turn Over Business Records to Senate Intelligence Committee
Former national security adviser had initially refused to comply with subpoena

By Byron Tau
Updated May 30, 2017 6:06 p.m. ET

WASHINGTON—Former national security adviser Mike Flynn will turn over documents from his businesses to the Senate Intelligence Committee, according to a person familiar with the matter, easing the possibility of a protracted legal standoff over his cooperation with the panel’s investigation.

According to this person, Mr. Flynn will start to turn over records demanded by Senate investigators from two companies that he controlled, as well as some personal documents as soon as next week. Those records had been subpoenaed by the Senate as part of an investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election, including questions about whether anyone in President Donald Trump’s orbit colluded with foreign agents.

Mr. Flynn initially refused to cooperate with a Senate subpoena, claiming his constitutional right against self incrimination under the Fifth Amendment. The committee then subpoenaed Mr. Flynn’s records from two of Mr. Flynn’s businesses, which cannot be shielded by the Fifth Amendment.


Read more: https://www.wsj.com/articles/mike-flynn-to-turn-over-business-records-to-senate-intelligence-committee-1496181428?mod=e2tw

Next up: Boris Epshteyn (Trump White House Adviser now a target in the Trump-Russia)

Trump lawyer, former Trump surrogate on list of people House committee wants to hear from

Former Trump surrogate Boris Epshteyn is on a list of people that the House Intelligence Committee wants to hear from as part of its probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election and ties between the Russian government and Trump associates.

"Like many others, Mr. Epshteyn has received a broad, preliminary request for information from the House Intelligence Committee," Epshteyn's counsel told CBS News. "This is a voluntary request. Mr. Epshteyn has not been subpoenaed nor do we anticipate that he will be.

We have reached out to the Committee wth several follow up questions and we are awaiting their response in order to better understand what information they are seeking and whether Mr. Epshteyn is able to reasonably provide it."

The list of more than 20 names also includes President Trump's longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, according to a U.S. official. The list represents only the first round of interviews the Committee wants to conduct, and more names will likely be added to it in the future.

More: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-lawyer-former-trump-surrogate-on-list-of-people-house-committee-wants-to-hear-from/

Federal Reserve Board announces $41 million penalty and consent cease and desist order against Deuts

Source: Federal Reserve

Federal Reserve Board announces $41 million penalty and consent cease and desist order against Deutsche Bank AG

The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday announced a $41 million penalty and consent cease and desist order against the U.S. operations of Deutsche Bank AG for anti-money laundering deficiencies.

The actions were taken by the Board to address unsafe and unsound practices at the firm's domestic banking operations. The Board identified failures by Deutsche Bank's U.S. banking operations to maintain an effective program to comply with the Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering laws.

The consent order requires Deutsche Bank to improve its senior management oversight and controls related to compliance by the U.S. banking operations with anti-money laundering laws.

More: https://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/pressreleases/enforcement20170530a.htm

Read more: https://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/pressreleases/enforcement20170530a.htm

Russian suspected hacker moves step closer to US extradition

Russian suspected hacker moves step closer to US extradition

FBI accuses Yevgeniy Nikulin of hacking LinkedIn, Formspring and Dropbox, and Russia has also filed extradition request


A Russian suspected hacker has moved a step closer to being sent to the US as a Czech judge gave tentative approval for an extradition to go ahead, during a court hearing held inside a high-security prison in Prague.

Yevgeniy Nikulin, who was arrested at a restaurant in the Czech capital last October and is accused by the FBI of massive hacks of US companies, appeared at the hearing pale and emaciated after eight months in solitary confinement.

The murky case has so far thrown up far more questions than answers, but one thing is clear: US authorities are determined to extradite the 29-year-old Muscovite, who drove a Lamborghini and socialised with the children of top Russian officials, and Moscow is determined to get him back, filing its own extradition request.
Alleged hacker held in Prague at center of 'intense' US-Russia tug of war
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The FBI accused Nikulin of responsibility for huge password hacks on LinkedIn, Dropbox and Formspring, in 2012. Nikulin’s arrest last October came three days before the Obama administration officially accused Russia of hacking the Democratic National Committee and interfering in the election.

More: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/30/suspected-russian-hacker-step-closer-to-us-extradition-yevgeniy-nikulin?CMP=share_btn_tw

Russia investigation expands to include Donald Trump's personal attorney

Russia investigation expands to include Donald Trump's personal attorney
By Brian Ross
Matthew Mosk

May 30, 2017, 12:04 PM ET

One of President Donald Trump’s closest confidants, his personal lawyer Michael Cohen, has now become a focus of the expanding Congressional investigation into Russian efforts to influence the 2016 campaign.

Cohen confirmed to ABC News that House and Senate investigators have asked him “to provide information and testimony” about any contacts he had with people connected to the Russian government, but he said he has turned down the invitation.

“I declined the invitation to participate as the request was poorly phrased, overly broad and not capable of being answered,” Cohen told ABC News in an email Tuesday.

After Cohen rejected the Congressional requests for cooperation, the Senate Select Intelligence Committee voted unanimously on Thursday to grant the chairman, Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina, and ranking Democrat, Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, blanket authority to issue subpoenas as they deem necessary.

More: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/russia-investigation-expands-include-donald-trumps-personal-attorney/story?id=47646601
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