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A radio host believed to be Roger Stone's link to WikiLeaks has been subpoenaed by the House Intelligence Committee – Business Insider

GOOGLE NEWS Roger Stone speaks to the media at Trump Tower on December 6, 2016 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Radio host Randy Credico was the intermediary between Roger Stone and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during the 2016 election, Stone told the House Intelligence Committee recently. Stone has long denied having any direct contact with Assange, saying that he had been getting his information from a mutual friend. Credico has been subpoenaed by the House Intelligence Committee. Randy Credico, a radio host believed to be the intermediary between President Donald Trump’s longtime confidante Roger Stone and WikiLeaks...

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Top Republican slams White House attacks on Comey: ‘Press secretaries don’t get to make that call’ – Business Insider

GOOGLE NEWS Screenshot/Fox Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy on Thursday criticized White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ suggestions that former FBI Director James Comey may have broken the law, telling Fox News that “alleging criminal violations is very serious, which is why I don’t do it.” Sanders sparked controversy on Tuesday when she said the Justice Department “should certainly look at” prosecuting Comey, whom she accused of leaking “privileged information” when he gave notes memorializing one of his conversations with the president to a friend to give to the press.   A White House official told Business Insider on Tuesday that...

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Mueller may have just gotten ‘the most important evidence’ so far in his obstruction of justice case – Business Insider

GOOGLE NEWS Trump speaks about tax reform during a visit to Springfield, Missouri Thomson Reuters Stephen Miller, one of President Donald Trump’s most controversial advisers, helped the president draft a letter to FBI Director James Comey in May explaining his firing, but White House counsel Don McGahn thought it was problematic and ultimately blocked it from being sent. The advice McGahn gave to Trump in early May, first reported by the New York Times on Friday, may prove pivotal in the obstruction of justice case that FBI special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly building against the president. And if McGahn  is...

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Sally Yates is set to give bombshell testimony about Michael Flynn and Russia – here’s what to expect – Business Insider

GOOGLE NEWS Sally Yates. Pete Marovich/Getty Images) Former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates will testify at a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing Monday about Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election. Yates, who was fired from her position as acting attorney after refusing to enforce President Donald Trump’s first immigration order in January, will be interviewed by the subcommittee on crime and terrorism about reports that she warned the White House in January about former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s contact with Russia’s ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak. Yates is expected to publicly confirm those reports for the first time — and deliver...

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The Yahoo hack is the clearest sign yet that Russia has merged criminal hacking with a larger mission – Business Insider

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a ceremony of receiving credentials from foreign ambassadors in the Kremlin in Moscow Russia, Thursday, March 16, 2017. Maxim Shipenkov/AP Two Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) officers were indicted Wednesday for what the Justice Department said amounted to directing and facilitating a massive hack on Yahoo in 2014 that compromised roughly 500 million accounts using a relatively simple method of attack. The indictment was the first time the US had charged Russian government officials with cyber crimes, offering the clearest sign yet that Russian intelligence officials are recruiting people to engage in criminal hacking — both for personal financial gain and to spy on targets ranging from Russian journalists to private-sector employees in the American financial and transportation sectors. From the Department of Justice indictment: “The defendants [Dmitry Dokuchaev and Igor Anatolyevich Sushchin, of the FSB, and Alexsey Alexseyevich Belan and Karim Baratov] used unauthorized access to Yahoo’s systems to steal information from about at least 500 million Yahoo accounts and then used some of that stolen information to obtain unauthorized access to the contents of accounts at Yahoo, Google and other webmail providers, including accounts of Russian journalists, U.S. and Russian government officials and private-sector employees of financial, transportation and other companies. One of the defendants also exploited his access to Yahoo’s network for his personal financial gain, by searching Yahoo user communications for credit card and...

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